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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, September 20th, 1869, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BALIOL BRETT</hi>, Knt., one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Court of Common Pleas; Sir
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-1" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAYES</persName> </hi>, Knt., one other of Her Majesty's Justices of the Court of Common Pleas; Sir
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-2" type="given" value="FRANCIS GRAHAM"/>FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</persName> </hi>, Bart, F.S.A,
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-3" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi>, Esq., F.A.S. and F.R.A.S.,
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City; Sims
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GIBBONS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANDREW LUSK</hi>, Esq., M.P., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH CAUSTON</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery Of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WILLIAM COOKWORTHY HUTTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER CROSLEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-7" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SLEE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">J. C. LAWRENCE, MAYOR. ELEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denote that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY GOLDING</hi> (44)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">In this case the prisoner had given a bill of sale upon his property to his brother, for advances alleged to have been made by his brother.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that although the facts might amount to a fraudulent preference, the case did not come within the Bankruptcy Consolidation Act of</hi> 1861,
<hi rend="italic">upon which the indictment was framed, the prisoner was therefore</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-10" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MONK</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the Upper Assam Tea Company, at 69, King William Street—we have a carman named Davis in our employ—on 21st July, about 4.45, a man came in and asked if there was anything for Davis—he went out and came in again about five minutes afterwards' and said, "Are the things ready for Davis?"—I said, "Yes,"—a van was then standing outside—there was nothing in it—the prisoner was in the van—the man took out the parcels—when he had taken out the fire parcel I went to look at the van—I did not see the name of Davis on the van, and I called Mr. Cook's attention to it—there was the name of "J. Howse, carman," on it, in gilt letters on a red ground—the man who took the parcels away signed this receipt for them in the name of Smith—the goods were worth about 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I think you have already stated that to the best of your belief the prisoner is the man you saw outside the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the</p>
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<p>van—he was without his coat when he drove up to the door—I had never seen him before—he is the man—I did not notice him when he drove away—I saw him again next day—I did not pick him out from others—the van was at the door about six minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COOK</persName> </hi>. I was manager of the Upper Assam Tea Company at the time in question—I have since left the employment—on 21st July, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, Monk drew my attention to the man driving up for these parcels—I went out to examine the van and the man—I examined the van and horse very carefully and took down the name, and copied it in a book, "J. Howse, carman"—it was written on a red ground in yellow letters—the horse was a very peculiar one—it had a white face—the prisoner is the man I saw in the van—I noticed him specially, and am quite confident he is the man—I saw the van drive away, it turned round towards King William's statue, the road was blocked up, and he stood up for a minute or two in the van—I saw him again next day in Old 'Change—I was with Hawkes the detective—I said then I would not swear to him because he was differently dressed—he had not a coat on, his sleeves were tucked up and his waistcoat unbuttoned, and he had a different appearance—I said I should like to see him with his coat on before I could swear to him—I did see him with his coat on at the Mansion House, and I was then convinced he was the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The first time you found out you had no doubt about it was when you saw him at the Mansion House?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> said to the best of my belief he was the man when I first saw him, but I would not swear to him till I taw him with his coat—the man I saw in the van had his coat on when he drove away—I did not see him before he drove away—I saw him when the last parcel was being taken out, he had his coat on then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-12" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOHN"/>FREDERICK JOHN DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Old 'Change—I am a carman and contractor, in conjunction with my father—I am employed by the Assam Tea Company, to forward all packages and deliver town goods for them—I know the prisoner—I did not employ him on 24th July, to go to the Assam Tea Company to obtain tea for you—I might have employed him some months ago, I can't say for certain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You knew him before as a carman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I don't know his handwriting—he stands for hire at the corner of Watling Street, with his cart.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-13" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAWKES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On 22nd July last I saw the prisoner in Old 'Change—I asked him if his name was Howse, and if he was a car
<lb/>man, he said, "Yes"—I pointed to a van and asked if it belonged to him, he said it did—I asked him if he had any other van besides that, he said, "No"—I then asked him if he had gone to 69, King William Street, to the Upper Assam Tea Company's Offices to receive any parcels of tea the night previous, about 5 o'clock, he said, "No"—I said, "This van was seen standing there"—he said, "That can't be so, for I had charge of the van, and took five parcels of goods from Messrs. Morgan's to the Docks"—Mr. Cook, who was present, said it was the horse and van he had seen the night before at 5 o'clock—the prisoner then said, the van was in his stables at 5, Sidney Street, Mile End, at 5 o'clock—I asked if he had any objection to my going to Morgan's respecting the statement he had made—he said, no he wished me to do so—I went there and saw the warehouseman, Wills—the prisoner said he had started from Cannon Street with the packages at 3.30, and had taken one package to the London Docks, and four to the East India Docks</p>
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<p>—I reminded him that half-an-hour was a short time to go to both those places, and he said, "I took one to the London Books, and went part of the way to the East India Docks, but found it was too late; finding I was late, I brought them back and left them in my stable to take the following morn
<lb/>ing"—I asked the prisoner's carman whether he had been employed by his master to take any goods to the London Docks the day before, from Morgan's—he hesitated for a moment, and he said, "To tell you the truth I did; five cases were brought out of Morgan's, they were placed in the cart, I took one to the London Docks, and the others I took home to the stables"—I stated that to the prisoner, and he said, "You can believe me or not, I have told you the truth—I asked the prisoner what time be got home with his van, he said, "Shortly after 5 o'clock"—I asked him if he had let the van to anybody else for any purpose—he said, "No, I was out with the van myself in the morning, and never left the charge of it till I got home to the stables at night, and you can inquire at my place and you will find that is true"—he said he was quite willing to assist me in any way, and I went to his residence in Henry Street, Mile End, and saw his wife—the prisoner was taken to Bishopsgate Police Station—I afterwards saw him there and asked him if he had anything further to say to me—he said, "I may as well tell you the truth, my man took one case to the docks, and I lent the van to a man named Swabey, who applied for it in the afternoon, stating that he wanted it to fetch two pads of mackerel, which he could get a crown out of"—the prisoner then said to his man, who was present, "Did not I meet you at 4.30 in Throgmorton Street, at the Gladstone Wine Company"—the man said, "Yes, you did, you were there some short time, and sent me to St. John's Wood"—the carman said be left the van in Cannon Street, at 3.30 when he received the five cases, and he returned at 4.30, and he then saw his employer, and the van was then empty; he saw no more of the van after that till he saw it in the stables, after he had got back from St. John's Wood, at 8 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he say what his matter had been to the Gladstone Wine Company for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To assist him in placing some goods in the cart to take to St. John's Wood—I told the prisoner I was an officer, before I asked him any questions—he was standing close to the van with his man, in Watling Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-14" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, at 23, Cannon Street—I carry parcels for the Assam Tea Company daily—I know the prisoner—I did not employ him on 21st July last to do anything for me—I never gave him any authority to call for anything in my name on that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-15" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLS</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman in the employ of Messrs. Morgan, shipping agents, 42, Cannon Street—I have known the prisoner for some years—I saw him on 21st July—he asked me as usual if I had anything for the Docks—I said I had four for the lower and one for the upper—I told him it was rather late, and if he could not go to-day he had better leave it till the next—he said he had the cart coming, and he could take four in the cart and one in the van—I loaded the cases into the van—the cart came up and he transferred the four oases to the cart—the docks generally close at 4 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-16" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I superintend the aerated shop at 39, Strutton's Ground—about the 21st July I gave an order to the Assam Tea Company for a quantity of tea—I never received it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-17" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COKER</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, and reside at 9, Sidney Square, Mile End—I was called as a witness before the Magistrate—I was in the prisoner's service on 21st July—I was out with his cart and horse till 2 o'clock that day—I took five cases to the docks—I left the prisoner with the horse and van in Cannon Street—at nearly 3 o'clock I saw some persons come up to him—I did not hear what they first said, but before I went away I heard them say, "Do you want your van this afternoon?"—he said, "I don't know that I do"—"Because I want it for two hours"—I did not hear any more, they had been talking for some time before; I then went away—I was not at home when the van came home—after leaving the prisoner I took one case to the London Docks, and took four cases home, and then the van came home—that was a little past 4 o'clock—I was there when it came home—I then went from home to Throgmorton Street, to the Gladstone Wine Company—I got there at 5 o'clock—the prisoner was there—I took the cart there—I loaded directly; that did not take more than five minutes—I took the wine to St. John's Wood—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my writing, to the delivery there—I then went home—I got home at 8 o'clock—the prisoner was at home then—whether the van went out again after 4 o'clock or not I don't know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where do you live?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I lived with the prisoner at Mile End, in his house—I have lived with him two years—I am his nephew—I left the van in the stables at a little past 4 o'clock—I left at 4.30 and went straight to Throgmorton Street, where I found the prisoner—I left him there at 5 o'clock—the van was brought home by one of the men I saw speaking to the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-798-18690920 t18690920-798-punishment-5"/>Seven Years under Police Supervision.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. TURNER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIGHTMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Ann Simpson.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Policeman.</hi>) On 25th August, I was on duty at Haverstock Hill, about 1 o'clock, and saw the two Simpsons loitering about—I followed them down Park Road, and saw them join the other two prisoners—the two Simpsons went into Mr. Charles' shop, the of others went on—when the Simpsons came out, I went in and spoke to Mr. Charles—I then followed the two Simpsons into Pond Street, where Emma Wilson joined them, they went towards the Lower Heath, where the mate prisoner joined them—I went into a house, and saw them next on the Upper Heath—I went to the station and got assistance—Smith took the man, and I took the three women—Ann Simpson said, "Let my daughter go, she is innocent; she had nothing to do with it"—I had made no charge then—Ann Simpson gave me this purse at the station; it contained a bad shilling—she after
<lb/>wards gave me a good florin and shilling—Emma Wilson was carrying this basket, containing two purses, one of which contained nine bad florins, separately wrapped in paper, and the other, eleven florins and three half-crowns, wrapped up, all bad; also a paper packet containing fourteen bad shillings—I received this florin and shilling from Mr. Charles—they are bad—the prisoners were looked up in separate cells, and Emma Wilson called out, "Mrs. Simpson, you say that you and Polly came up to Hampstead for a walk, and accidentally met us, and I gave you the shilling to pass"—Ann Simpson said, "Oh I what will become of your children"—Emma Wilson called to the male prisoner, "
<hi rend="italic">Teddy,</hi> my love, what made you say I was not your wife?"—he said, "I must say so, I gave you this, for I am responsible for you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you standing outside Charles' shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he is a chandler, and people can get tea and coffee cooked on the premises—I do not know whether the prisoners had anything to eat or drink—they stayed perhaps five minutes—it was two hours from the time I first saw them till they were taken—I lost sight of them, some time, and then found them on the heath, larking.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know whether the Wilsons are man and wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Emma Wilson.</hi> I am his wife. (
<hi rend="italic">Handing in her marriage certificate.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they gave me a shilling, which I put in the till, where there were other shillings, gave them 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and they left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> They took away what they bought?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I afterwards saw my husband take the shilling out of the till.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WIGHTMAN</hi>. and
<hi rend="smallCaps">TURNER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You put it in the till.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman F R</hi> 10). I took the prisoner, and received this shilling from. Mr. Harbit.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-42" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Bow Street Station, I found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money on the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WIGHTMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TURNER</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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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he gave me a half-crown—I tried it, found it was bad, and saw the prisoner going out, without waiting for his change—there is a mirror all round the bar—I gave it to the land
<lb/>lord, who went out, brought the prisoner back, and sent for a constable—the prisoner put some money on the counter, I put my finger on tile shilling, put it to my teeth, broke it in two, and gave the pieces to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe he came in two months ago, with a bad florin, but I cannot swear to him, though I am confident, in my own mind.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in good silver, a bad shilling, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers, three packets of tobacco, and two keys—the barmaid pointed out the bad shilling—I put my initials on the half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner appear to have bean drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but he was not drunk, he knew what he was about perfectly well.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B R</hi> 19). I was sent for, and the bar-maid picked out a bad shilling from the money on the counter—I took the prisoner, searched him at the station, had found three small packets of tobacco, a seidlitz powder, four sixpences, a threepenny-piece, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—the packets of tobacco are all from different shops—he gave his name William George, on Saturday, and gave his address on Monday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling and half-crown are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was, that he must have got the bad money when playing at cards.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-49" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PILE</persName> </hi>. I live at Princes Road, Buckingham Palace, and was formerly butler to the Earl of Leicester—I have known the prisoner two yean—he has been a gentleman's servant, and latterly a waiter at the Crystal Palace—on Friday evening, 10th September, about 6 o'clock, I met him in Allington Street, near the Victoria Station—we had a glass of ale, and I asked him if he had change for a half-crown which he gave me—this bent half-crown produced, may be the one I gave him—I cannot say—he was the worse for liquor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am out of a situation, having been nearly three months on a bed of sickness—I last knew the prisoner employed as one of the head waiters at the Crystal Palace this summer—I know this was on a Friday—I was first spoken to about it a few day's ago.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear of his being taken up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I read it in a newspaper, on Saturday the 13th—he was taken on Friday—it was not the Friday week before—he was remanded on Saturday till Monday—I did not go to give evidence before the Magistrate, I was not asked—the prisoner's wife applied to me, and I went to the solicitor and gave my evidence to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the prisoner's name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> William Elliott—it is not William Jones—I read it in the paper, but did not know it was the same</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say his wife came to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Somebody came to me from her, on Monday night—the name I read in the paper was Elliott, not Jones—it was a weekly paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURNER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you up here giving evidence, a Session or two ago, in a Mint case?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where was he when you first knew him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the Crystal Palace, as a waiter—he has been so ever since—I have seen him there four times—I have heard that he lived with Lord Calthorpe, and I think I saw him when he was with the Archbishop of Armagh.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you first hear of him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Last Saturday—a friend of his who has gone to Yorkshire applied to me, and I was served with a subpoena.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. R. N. PHILIPPS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tantallon Castle</hi>—the prisoner was a seaman on board, during the voyage from Cal
<lb/>cutta England—I missed several articles from my chest—a gold ring, some handkerchiefs, a shirt, some socks, and some cosmetique, and when I arrived in the docks I missed a sovereign from my purse—on arriving here, I called a policeman to search the prisoner's chest, and saw these articles (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) found in it—they are mine—at the beginning of the voyage the prisoner washed for me for a short period, but he never washed white shirts or handkerchiefs—in consequence of the prisoner's bunk in the forecastle being injured in the rough weather, he slept amidships where I was—and he might have had access to my chest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are there any marks on the shirts?
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Bryno called as a witness before the Magistrate?
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<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-75" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAND</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at Messrs. Glyn, Mills & Co.'s bank, 67, Lombard Street—Mr. Draper, of 81, London Wall, keeps an account there—on Saturday, 24th July, this cheque for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was presented at the bank, and paid by me in one 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 98145, dated 26th November, 1868,</p>
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<p>and one 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 55526, dated 10th August, 1869—I believe it was presented about from 2 to 2.30.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-76" type="surname" value="RITCHIE"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-76" type="given" value="FREDERICK WINDLE"/>FREDERICK WINDLE RITCHIE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Issue Department of the Bank of England—on Saturday, 24th July, these two notes for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. were brought to the bank between 2 and 3 o'clock, to the best of my belief, by the prisoner—I gave gold for them—the names of John Draper and Henry Austin, 81, London Wall, were written on the notes when they were brought.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The prisoner was a stranger to you, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I speak to him merely from recollection, and from asking him various questions—I asked him whether the money was for export, or what it was for, being a large amount in gold—we generally put the question when the amount is over 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-77" type="surname" value="AGER"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-77" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS AGER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Weighing Office, Bank of England—on Thursday, 29th July, 370
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold was brought to me, to the best of my belief, by the prisoner—this memorandum was written by him at my request on one of the forms, "370
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., Danube Steam Navigation Company, 81, London Wall, F.C."—I received the gold, and filled up a ticket in order that he might receive notes for it, and passed it on to Mr. Gimmingham, in order that he might give the person the notes he required.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The person, whoever he was, was a stranger to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perfectly so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear the prisoner speak at the Mansion House?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—to the best of my belief he is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-78" type="surname" value="GIMMINGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-78" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GIMMINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Issue Department of the Bank of England—on 29th July I received this ticket from Mr. Ager, to pay 370
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the Danube Steam Navigation Company—on receiving that ticket I gave the person 370
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in bank notes—to the best of my belief the prisoner is that person—I was very busy at the time—I did not notice his face much, but his figure had height seems to correspond with the party I paid it to, but I could not say positively—I gave him four 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 49334-7 inclusive, dated 3rd June, 1869, and seven 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 43512-18 inclusive, dated 9th April, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-79" type="surname" value="DRAPER"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-79" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DRAPER</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, carrying on business at 81, London Wall—I use the same place of business as the Danube Steam Navigation Company—Captain Pietroni is the agent of the company—on 24th July last the prisoner was a clerk in my service—he had been with me about ten or eleven years—his salary, last year, was about 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had other clerks in my service, Samuel Hole, John Hendry, and Edwin Owen; they are all here—I kept an account at Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co.—my. Cheque-book was usually kept in the drawer of my writing-table—all the Clerks would have access to that—I received my pass-book on 31st July—it contained this cheque for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated 24th July—it was not signed by me or by my authority—it had no relation to any of my business matters—I invariably made my cheques payable to a number, except when I have drawn a private cheque at home—my cheque-book was shown to me by one of my clerks, and six cheques were missing—this cheque is one of those, the second missing number—the words "John Draper and Henry Austin, 81, London Wall," on these notes for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., is in a handwriting very similar to the prisoner's; to the best of my belief it is his—this memorandum for 370
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the Danube Steam Navigation Company is more like the prisoner's, it is more striking than the other—I decidedly believe that to</p>
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<p>to the prisoner's—I communicated with my bankers—on 27th August, Hendry, my clerk, made a communication to me—at that time the prisoner had been examined before the Lord Mayor—in consequence of what Hendry said to me I looked behind a cabinet—at first I could not tee anything; we then moved the cabinet, and on lifting up a lucifer-box which had fallen, we found under it this envelope, fastened, addressed to Mr. Ernest Bowyer, Deacon's News Rooms, Leadenhall Street, E.C.—that bears the stamp of the prisoner's writing; I believe it to be his—the letter was afterwards opened in my presence, and it contained these seven 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes and a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. this memorandum, "Have stopped the enclosed till I 'hear from you John."—I believe that to be in the prisoner's handwriting—the signature to the cheque is a good imitation of mine—the prisoner has been about ten years, or more, in my service—I took him quite as a lad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you a person named Jones in your employ?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yet, he left me two or three years ago—he must be some years older than the prisoner—he left because I did not find him a sufficiently able clerk—he has been a witness in this case—I cant tell whether he was on intimate terms with the prisoner—they had a misunderstanding about twelve months' ago, I think.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you seen Jones since he left you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Oh yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-80" type="surname" value="HENDRY"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-80" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HENDRY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employ of Mr. Draper, and live at 4, Clarence Street, Colebrook Row, Islington—I know nothing about this cheque for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—to the best of my belief, the writing on these two notes for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., is the prisoner's—on 27th August, a woman who I believe to be the prisoner's Wife, came to the office about 9.25 in the morn
<lb/>ing—Mr. Draper came about 10.20, and in consequence of what the woman had said, I made a communication to him, and made a search with him—I saw him find this letter—I believe it to be the prisoner's writing, also the memorandum inside—I have seen a good deal of his writing in the office, every day—I hare been a year and three months, with Mr. Draper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-81" type="surname" value="HOLE"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-81" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HOLE</persName> </hi>. I reside at Castleman Villas, Barnes—I was formerly a clerk to Mr. Draper—I was so on 24th July, and had been about eight months—I know nothing whatever about this cheque for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I believe the writing on these notes for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., to be the prisoner's, also the memorandum on blue paper—the address on the letters, I do not recognise, or the memorandum inside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-82" type="surname" value="OWEN"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-82" type="given" value="EDWIN JOHN MEADOWS"/>EDWIN JOHN MEADOWS OWEN</persName> </hi>. The handwriting on these two bank notes, I believe to be the prisoner's—the blue paper seems very much like his handwriting; it is more forcible than the other—I think the envelope is like his writing when he was writing very slowly, half printing—the enclosure is not so forcible—it has some resemblance to the way in Which he joins his letters together, otherwise it has no resemblance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You would not like to give an Opinion about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, the others seem very forcible indeed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-83" type="surname" value="PFETRONI"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-83" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>AUGUSTUS PFETRONI</persName> </hi>. I am a captain in the Austrian service—I act as the agent, in London, for the Danube Steam Navigation Company—their offices are at Mr. Draper's, 81, London Wall—I never sent the prisoner on the 19th July, or at any time, to the Bank of England, to get gold exchanged for notes—the writing on this piece of blue paper is very like the Prisoner's handwriting—also the writing on the notes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-84" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM CALVERT"/>WILLIAM CALVERT JONES</persName> </hi>. I am an oil and seed broker and carry on</p>
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<p>business on my own account, at 106, Fenchurch Street, City—I was formerly in the service of Mr. Draper, for six years and a half—I left him about two years and a half ago—during the time I was there, the prisoner was a clerk—I know nothing about this 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque—I know the prisoners handwriting—I believe the writing on the two notes to be the prisoners, also that on the blue paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You know his handwriting very well, don't you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Inasmuch as he was six and a half years under me of course I had lots of opportunities of judging of his handwriting—I have had a good many communications with him in eight years, not lately—I may have had one or two monetary transactions with him—I will not swear I have not had more, but to the best of my belief, not—(
<hi rend="italic">Looking at a number papers</hi>) I have seen these before. (
<hi rend="italic">Three I O Us</hi> were
<hi rend="italic">put in and read, two dated 28th August,</hi> 1866,
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable to W. C. Jones, on</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th October and</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable on</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th September, and one dated</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th August,</hi> 1868,
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">payable on 31st October. Signed John Gibb</hi>). I took these I O Us from the prisoner, as promissory notes for the payment of cash, which he had received without my authority, upon a cheque made payable to me order by the Mutual Insurance Company—he had gone to the Mutual office for it—it was a cheque belonging to me, and he indorsed it in my name, and cashed it—I mean to say that he forged my name—I received these I O Us in consideration of that money—I think on two occasions I borrowed many of the prisoner, once 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and once 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—these letters are in my writing. (
<hi rend="italic">Several memorandums without date, were put in and read, in two of which the witness requested the prisoner to let him have</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">on the old account</hi>). I cannot tell whether these were written after I left the pro
<lb/>secutor's service—these I O Us were made out separately for the con
<lb/>venience of the prisoner, they were all drawn up and handed to me at the same time; I am sure of that—after the affair of this cheque there was a certain coolness between us, but latterly I have been upon more friendly terms with him—I was not in the habit of meeting him day after day up to the time of his being taken into custody—the last time I saw him was about 30th July—he was taken on the 5th August.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you entitled to some commission from the Mutual Insurance Society?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—this is the cheque, for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. dated 26th August, 1868—the endorsement, "W. C. Jones," on it, is the prisoner's writing—I did not take any proceedings against him—I give him a good talking to about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-85" type="surname" value="TROUGHTON"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-85" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TROUGHTON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Deacon's Advertising Office, in Leadenhall Street—this letter, addressed to Mr. Ernest Bowyer, Deacon's News Rooms, Leadenhall Street, E.C., was received at our office on the morning of the 4th August—it was applied for by the prisoner on the morning of the 5th, between 10 and 11 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-86" type="surname" value="THYER"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-86" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE THYER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the money-order office in Leadhall Street—on 4th August the prisoner brought me this request for a money-order for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., payable to John J. Gibb, of 227, Walworth Road, from Alfred Weston, of 17, Arthur Street, Kingsland—he gave me this 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bank note, No. 49334, dated 3rd June, 1869—I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out, and gave him the money-order for the amount—within a quarter of an hour afterwards the constable Haydon came in, and made some inquiry of me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-87" type="surname" value="DRAPER"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-87" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND DRAPER</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as an insurance agent, at 49, Cornhill—I have known the prisoner some time—on 4th August he handed me this</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 49336, dated 3rd June—I got it changed at the counter of the Consolidated Bank, and gave the money to the prisoner—my name is written on the back of the note.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-88" type="surname" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-88" type="given" value="PETER JOSEPH"/>PETER JOSEPH GEORGE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and County Bank—Mr. Gurney, of the European, keeps an account there—I produce a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 49337, dated 3rd June, 1869; it was paid in to our bank to Mr. Gurney's credit—it has on the back of it the name of Henry Austin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-89" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL HAYDON</persName> </hi>. I am a detective sergeant of the City Police—on 4th August I was in the neighbourhood of Lombard Street, near the Post office—I saw the prisoner go in there—I was watching there—after he had left, I Went in and spoke to Mr. Thyre—I took the prisoner into custody on the following morning, between 11 and 12 o'clock, at Mr. Draper's office.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution,</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-92" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-92" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman, living at present at the Sailors' Home, in Well Street—on 6th September I was at the Crooked Billet, on Towns Hill—there were several women there—I was going towards home, and saw the prisoner, she said she was thirsty and hungry—I said, "Come in here, and I will give you a drink of beer," and I did so, and a biscuit—I there said, "Good night, old girl, I am going home to my tea"—she reached up her hand and snatched away the last 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I had—I saw her pass it to her breast—I held her up against the counter, and told her to give it see back—she would not give it me—she took it out of her breast and passed it to another girl, who ran away with it—the prisoner got away from me, and ran as hard as she could—I followed her half way down Rosemary Lane—I did not lose sight of her—a policeman came along, and I charged her with robbing me of my money—she said she did not do any such thing, some other Woman did it—she said there were seven girls with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not attempt to put my hand in his pocket at all; I was standing at the bar and the women were straggling with him; they ran after me and said I had got the purse, and he tore my bonnet off my head, and said, "Give me my purse, or you shall not have your bonnet; the publican told him that another woman had taken it.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He did say as, but he harbours the like of them at his house—I was quite sober—I said if she gave me up the purse, I did not want to charge her—I did not say I knew she had not taken it—I am certain she did take it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 764). On the night of 6th Septem
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—she denied the charge, and said some of the other girls had run away with it—the prosecutor was perfectly sober.</p>
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<lb/>quest for the delivery of goods, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-95" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am a metal merchant, of 20, Drury Lane—on 4th August the prisoner brought me this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for twenty-four sheets</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186909200016"/>
<p>of copper, and one coil of lead pipe, signed "Thomas Hill"—I said I thought it was rather strange he had come from Mr. Hill, as I had had no dealings with him for some time—I asked him what made Mr. Hill send him—he said Mr. Hill paid ready money, and dealt where he liked, and the money would be paid if I weighed out the goods—the goods were made up and at 7 o'clock in the evening he called for them, and paid for them with this cheque—upon that I let him have the goods—I afterwards sent the cheque through my bankers, and it came back marked "No account."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-96" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HILL</persName> </hi>. I live at 132, Bunhill Row—the prisoner was formerly in my employ as errand-boy, but has left me more than four years—this order is not mine, or by my authority; nor the cheque either—I never had a running account at the London and County Bank, merely a deposit account.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-97" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-97" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier in the Limehouse branch of the London and County Bank—this cheque was originally issued to a man named William Henry Everet, a builder, of Crisp Street, Poplar—the account was opened on 20th April, 1866—he had two cheque-books, of twenty-five cheques each—the account was closed on 18th August, 1866—sixteen of those cheques have been presented at the bank, amounting to about 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., purporting to be drawn by tradesmen in the neighbourhood; but we have not paid them, so that the bank has not lost a penny.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I can assure you it is not my handwriting; neither could I write it, I am no scholar—I was not aware it was wrong; it is quite a mistake altogether—I was employed to do this, had I known it to have been wrong I would not have attempted anything of the sort.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> He further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in August,</hi> 1867—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN EFFRON</hi> (23)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-99" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH WARR</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer of the I Division—about 7.30 on the evening of 8th September, I saw the prisoner in the Hornsey Road, walking backwards and forwards—I watched him for about three-quarters of a hour—I saw him go into a shop and come out again—I went into the shop and a parcel was shown to me containing 15 1/2 lbs. of screws—inconsequence of that, I went and apprehended the prisoner, and took him back to the shop—I showed him the packet, and asked him if it belonged to him—he said "Yes,"—I asked where he got them from he said he had bought them, he refused to tell me who from—I took him to the station—he then said he had bought them of a man at Houndsditch, but he could not tell me who he was, or where he lived, and he refused his own name and address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-100" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Joseph Samuel, an iron-monger, of 239, Upper Street, Islington—on 8th September, the prisoner presented to me this order for screws, dated 8th September, 1869, purport
<lb/>ing to be signed "P. R. Vivian"—he deals with us, and believing it to be his signature, I gave the screws to the prisoner—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the screws—I had seen the prisoner in the shop before, and gave him the screws, think
<lb/>ing it was all right.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-101" type="surname" value="VIVIAN"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-101" type="given" value="PHILIP ROSE"/>PHILIP ROSE VIVIAN</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of Portland Road, Highbury New Park—the prisoner was in my service from 18th July, 1868, to 13th</p>
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<p>February, when he left—I did not send him to Mr. Samuel's on 8th August—this order is not my writing, or by ray authority—I know nothing of it—it if not my son's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> During the time I was in your employ, was I walking about?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Of course—I very likely sent you on messages—I don't re
<lb/>collect ever sending you to shops, I never sent you to Mr. Samuels, to my knowledge—my son always wrote the orders, he was my clerk—After you left me, you acted as a messenger in Highbury New Park, and had at badge on your arm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-102" type="surname" value="VIVIAN"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-102" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES VIVIAN</persName> </hi>. I am the son of last witness—I did not authorise the prisoner to go to Mr. Samuel's with this order on 8th September—it is not my writing, it is the prisoner's—I never authorised him to get any screws for me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you not sent me to Mr. Shankley's to get varnishes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I know of; I never sent you anywhere to get anything—I sever sent you to Mr. Samuel's to get screws or bolts, to my knowledge—I won't swear about it, because I don't know—I never gave you any order, verbal or otherwise, to get these screws—you left our service on 15th February, and I never employed you since—I saw you on 16th August, and asked what you were doing—I did not give you this order and tell you to bring me the things, and give you sixpence for your trouble—I am in the habit of going to Highbury Barn—I have a season ticket—my father allows me what I require—I have teen you write while you were In my father's service.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> During the time I was in Mr. Vivian's employ, I wss sent on different occasions to Mr. Samuel's and other places, for things, and on each occasion I had an order from James, Vivian. I have never been in trouble before. Since I left the prosecutor I have been employed as a messenger in Highbury New Park. I had an fall from a scaffold and Was not able to do manual work for some time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690920-819-offence-1 t18690920-name-104"/>Hannah Metcalfe</persName>, his wife being alive.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-105" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-105" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Dove Road—my daughter, Susannah Johnson, was married to the prisoner, at St. Philip's Church. Bethnal Green on 3rd September, 1863—I was present and saw her married—I produce the certificate—my daughter is alive I saw her about twenty minimum ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where has she been living for the last two or three years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She lived with her aunt after the prisoner left—he left her in January, 1867—she a now living; with a young man named Moore.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-106" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-106" type="surname" value="METCALFE"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-106" type="given" value="DIANA ELIZABETH"/>DIANA ELIZABETH METCALFE</persName> </hi>. I live at Oakfield Place, Goldsmith Road, and am a widow—I have a daughter named Hannah—on 21st December 1868, she was married to the prisoner, at st. John's Church, Hoxton—I Produce the certificate, and was present at the marriage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-107" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-107" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH METCALFE</persName> </hi>. In December, 1869, I was married to the prisoner—I was not aware he was a married man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did you become acquainted with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At my father's funeral—I found out that he was a married man about a month ago—I did not know his wife—I saw her first when I went to</p>
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<p>Worship Street—I believe the prisoner went to the station and gave him self up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-108" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KELLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 344). The prisoner was given into my custody by the last witness, at the Ship beer-houses—I don't know whether he bad been down to the station before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690920-819-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HARDY</hi> (34)</persName>
<rs id="t18690920-820-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18690920-820-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing eight sheets and other goods, the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690920-820-offence-1 t18690920-name-110"/>Guardians of the Poor of the West London Union</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-111" type="surname" value="SIMMONS"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SIMMONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 461). On Monday, 26th July, I went to 8, Burdett Street, Westminster Bridge Road, a house occupied by a Mrs. Pear—I went into a room there, and found six sheets, a chemise, two bed-gowns, and other things, marked "West London Union"—the sheets were nearly new; they appeared to have been used once or twice—after words took those things to the union, and there saw Sarah Hardy, who has since died—I had a communication with her, and showed the things to her—on the evening of 20th August, I received two sheets and a pillow-case, also marked "West London Union," from a woman named Godsell—I took the prisoner into custody on 26th July, at Brentwood—I did not take Sarah Hardy into custody—she was before the Magistrate and was committed for trial for stealing the things—I know that she is dead.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-112" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-112" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am master of the West London Union, Holloway—Sarah Hardy was in the infirmary of the workhouse, from January, 1867—previous to that she was nurse to the lying-in wards-articles of this description have been missed from the union—they were used in the lying-in ward—they are the property of the guardians of the poor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-113" type="surname" value="DIMSDALE"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-113" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DIMSDALE</persName> </hi>. I live at 22, Salisbury Square, Primrose Hill—I know the prisoner—I also knew his mother—I have been with him to the West London Union occasionally—I want first about fourteen or fifteen months ago—the second time was about twelve months ago—when he came out of the union on the first occasion, I said he appeared to be much shouter than when he went in, and he said, he generally made it pay when he went there—I went with him to his lodging, and he took from under
<lb/>neath his waistcoat, two sheets and a flannel petticoat, and a pair of stock
<lb/>ings from his pocket—the sheets were marked "West London Union the second occasion he went into the workhouse I waited for him, and we walked home together—he was away ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—I walked home with him, and he took two sheets from his waistcoat, and two towels from his pocket, and other articles of clothing—I asked him what was the use of the things to him, and he said he had a
<hi rend="italic">plant</hi> for them—I did not mention this to anyone, because it did net concert me, and I did not know whether he was allowed to bring, such things away or not—I knew his mother was in the workhouse—the prisoner ran away with my wife—I did not know where he was until he was apprehend—I did not give information of my own accord—the police summoned me her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690920-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-114" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-114" type="surname" value="PEAR"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-114" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA PEAR</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Burdett Street, Westminster Bridge Road-Simmons came to my place and found some things—the prisoner lodged with me—the things were found in his room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to give evidence of a preview convicts of the</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner in accordance with the</hi> "Habitual Criminals' Act," 32 & 33
<hi rend="italic">Vic. c.</hi> 99,
<hi rend="italic">sec.</hi> 2,
<hi rend="italic">of part.</hi> 4, which enacts "Where
<hi rend="italic">any person who, either before or after the patting of this Act, hat been previously convicted, it found in posses
<lb/>sion of stolen goods, evidence of such previous conviction shall be admissible at evidence of hit knowledge that such goods have been stolen, and such proof may be given of hit previous conviction before evidence it given of his having fan found in possession of such goods, provided that not less than seven days notice shall' be given to such person that proof is intended to be given of his previous conviction, and that he will be deemed to have known such goods to have been stolen, until he has proved the contrary.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18690920-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690920-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-115" type="surname" value="SIMMONS"/>
<interp inst="t18690920-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SIMMONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I gave a written notice to the prisoner that at previous conviction, of July, 1863, would be proved against him—I have not got a copy of the notice, it is at the Police Office—I did not read the notice to the prisoner, I was not allowed to—I was allowed to give it him, but not to read it—I gave it him last Tuesday—evidence of a previous conviction was given at the Police Court, and he heard at—the notice was that a sentence of three years' penal servitude would be proved against him at this trial—the notice was drawn out at the Police Office—it stated that he would be deemed to have known such goods to have been stolen, until he proved the contrary—I am sure there were those words.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion, that in the absence of the notice, the previous conviction could not be given in evidence—and at there appeared to be no notice on the prisoner to produce the one given to him, secondary evidence of its contents could not be received.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">suggested, that a notice to produce might at once be given to the prisoner.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered this could not be done.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"I mean to plead guilty to taking the sheets."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> With reference to my statement at Guildhall, I was then under the delusion that my mother would be discharged. I did not care what became of me; I thought any more imprisonment might be the death of her. That is my only defence for the statement I made at Guild-hall. I was not in possession of the articles, as the home belonged to my mother, and I acted under her instructions; the things belonged to her. I went there as a lodger of her's after I lost my wife.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before con
<lb/>nected, on 13th July,</hi> 1863,
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<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi>"—the male prisoner came up; and hit row in the face—the female prisoners then left go of me—I had seen my watch safe about three minutes before—I missed my watch after the females left go of me—I said so to Dilby, and he struck me again, and ran away down a turning—the female prisoners went down the first turning on the other side of the road—a railway porter came up, and I told him whit had</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Dilby.</hi> He said he would pay me the first time he got hold of me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I have not had a quarrel with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith. Q.</hi> Did you see me take the watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 51). On the morning of 6th September I took the two female prisoners—they were running down a turning oat of the Kingsland Road—I called out to Collect, and she stopped—I told her the charge, and she said she had known the prosecutor a long time, but she did not know anything about the watch—Smith said she knew nothing about it—I went to Dilby's house, and took him into custody—he said he did not know anything about the watch; he had seen the prosecutor, and struck him on the nose; it was concerning a quarrel between them; something about the females—the prosecutor was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dilby's Defence.</hi> I know nothing about the watch. I went up and asked what he had to say about me; he said it would not take much to knock me down and jump on me, and I struck him in the face.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you feel a tug at your watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I have the whole of the chain; the watch was taken from it—I never went out with the girls—they have accosted me on my way home, but I told them I wanted nothing to do with them—I have seen Dilby with the two females—I had seen my watch about three minutes before—there was not much violence—I have no idea who took the watch—I have not seen it since.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-135" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. On 20th August, about mid-day, I went with Inspectors Brannan and Fife, and other officers, to the neighbourhood of the Jamaica Stores public-house—we remained there till 10 o'clock at night, when the prisoner came out of the Jamaica Stores, and proceeded along Broad Street, into Holborn—we watched him—he turned round, and saw us, and I directed Curley and Hines to seize him—I said, "Is your name Kane?"—he made no reply—I said, "My name is Brannan; I have received instructions from the Solicitor to the Treasury to look after you, as a dealer in counterfeit coin; have you any about you?—he said, "No"—Curely searched him, and took from his inside coat pocket this parcel—I opened it, and said, "This is counterfeit coin"—it contained six packets, wrapped up separately, with paper between them—each contained ten half-crowns, which had undergone the usual process of
<hi rend="italic">slumming</hi> with lamp black and grease; and from his waistcoat pocket four half-crowns, loosely wrapped in paper—I said, "These are had; you will have to account for the possesion of them; anything you say relating to it I shall have to name before that Magistrate, and perhaps elsewhere"—he said, "I have been a long time out of work, and have a wife and six children in Scotland; I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> this to get them bread; I learned this from a woman named Smith, who it now doing
<hi rend="italic">time</hi> in Edinburgh, for had money"—I said, "Oh, she taught you, did she?"—he said, "No, I learned it from her letters"—he was taken to Bow Street station, where Hine said to me, "I have seen this man going frequently to the parcels' receiving office, Hart Street, Bloomsbury, with parcels; I have no doubt they contained counterfeit coin"—the prisoner said, "I have sent a packet or two; I have not been long at this, and the circumstances I described drove me to it,"</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-136" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK CURLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant F</hi>). On 20th August; I took the prisoner—I have heard Brannan's evidence; it is correct—I searched the prisoner, found the coins produced, and handed them to Brannan.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-137" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP HINES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 16). I took the prisoner to the station—On the way he said that he had learned this from a woman in Edinburgh and being out of work, with a wife and six children, he thought he would to London to turn his hand to it, to get a few pounds, and set up in</p>
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<p>business for himself—I have seen you go to a booking office, 27, Hart Street, Bloomsbury, and book a parcel, and I have reason to believe that parcel contained counterfeit coin"—he said, "It was an old coat and trowsers I sent home; but I did send one parcel of counterfeit coin"—I said, "How did you send it?"—he said, "I put it inside the clothes."</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all counterfeit half-crowns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have earned an honest livelihood all my days. I am innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. TURNER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIGHTMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-140" type="given" value="JOEL"/>JOEL CHINNOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a cheesemonger of West Brompton—on 14th August, I served the prisoner with some bacon, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. she gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I put them into the copper till, where there was no silver, gave her the change, and she left—shortly afterwards Mary Moore came in with a bad shilling in her hand, and from what she said, I found that one of the shillings I had put into the till was bad. I found the prisoner fifty yards from the house, and said, "You are the woman who has just been into my shop and bought some bacon, and paid me a bad shilling."—she said that she was not aware of it, she was a pretty good judge of money—she went back with me to the shop, where Mary Moore was—she said, "You passed a bad shilling at our shop"—the prisoner said, "Give me the shil
<lb/>lings, and I will give you good ones for them"—I said, "No; keep the shillings till the policeman comes—the prisoner took a shilling out of Mary Moore's hand, and put it into her mouth, taking out another shilling and giving it to Mary Moore—I saw it afterwards, and it was good—the prisoner made a motion with her mouth, and swallowed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you examine the shilling produced by Moore?</p>
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> yes, and put it between my teeth—it was the same colour as the other—I did not see the prisoner eating cherries—she had a little parasol or umbrella in her hand—I was not at all excited.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-141" type="given" value="BESSIE"/>BESSIE DAINES</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Sinfield—on 14th August, between 12.30 and 12.45, the prisoner came and asked me for two twopenny cherry tarts—I said I had no twopenny ones, and she had two penny ones, and something else, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a shilling—I gave her the change, and as she went out I looked at the shilling—I did not like the look of it, and sent Mary Moore, the servant, with it to Mr. Chinnock's—I was sent for there, and saw Mr. Taylor, a greengrocer, Mr. Wilson, a publican, Mary Moore, and Mr. Chinnock, who accused the prisoner, and I said, "You passed a bad shilling at my shop, too"—she said that she was not aware of it; she was a very good judge of coin—I went back to my shop, and Mary Moore afterwards gave me a good shilling, not the one which I had given her—the first one was slightly bent—the prisoner has it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you received the shilling did you submit it to any test?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I bit it—I think the date was 1864—I have not seen it since I gave it to Mary Moore—it was slightly bent, and marked in two places—The prisoner said, in Mr. Chinnock's presence, that she was not aware it was bad—she had not got her spectacles on when she Said that she was a pretty good judge—I did not notice that she was eating cherries—she had a cherry tart in the shop, but she did not eat it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-142" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Sinfield—on 14th August Miss Danes gave me a shilling—I took it to Mr. Peacock first—he looked at it, said something, and gave it back to me—I then took it to Mr. Chinnock, who went out and brought back the prisoner—I charged her with passing a bad shilling at our shop—she said, "Let me look at it?"—I did so—she took it out of my hand, put it into her mouth, took another shilling from her mouth, and put it into my hand, and then swallowed the bad one—the one she put in her mouth was bent, and the one she gave me was straight—I gave the good shilling to Miss Daines.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not you say before the Magistrate, that she gave you the good shilling eat of her purse?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Year; she took it out of her parse and put it into her mouth before I gave her the bad oae, and then took it out of her mouth and gave it to me—she was a long while consider
<lb/>ing about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 64). The prisoner was given into my custody—going to the station she said, "I put it in my mouth and bent it; I was not aware it was bad"—I received a bad shilling from Mr. Chinnock, and a good one from Miss Daines—I found on her 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, lid in copper, and seven shillings' worth of postage stamps, four small joints of beef, half a shoulder of mutton, a piece of bacon, two mutton chops, a piece of skirt, a bar of soap, two quarter-pounds of tea, some French beans, and a cucumber.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you a licensed seller of stamps?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I keep a post office, and sell a good many in a day—I did not notice whether Pake put the stamps into her basket—there were several people in the shop, and I went and served them, and while doing so, Mead came in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURNER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had anyone been to the stamp till between the time you put the two shillings in and the time you looked at them again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I do not think so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-148" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a hair-dresser, of 542, Mile End Road—on 11th August, about 5 o'clock, I served Pake with a twopenny cake of soap—she gave me a bad shilling—I broke it in three pieces, and threw it on the counter—I did not see what became of the pieces—I did not see them after she left—I told her it was bad—she said she was very sorry, and offered me a florin—I said I did not like the look of that—she said, "Here is another"—I sent it out to be changed, and it was good—I gave her the change, and followed her up the road—she joined Emery—they crossed the road twice, and then I saw Pake go to Noble's shop—as she came out, I went in and spoke to Noble—he examined his till, and there were only two shillings</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What did you break the first shilling in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the side of a desk—it broke immediately—I refused to take one florin, I did not like the look of it—Pake offered her purse—there was a lot of money in it, and she took out another florin, which I sent out to be changed—I will not swear I did not give her a shilling in change—there were shillings in my till, but I took the change which was brought back, kept 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and gave her the rest—I cannot tell, now, whether there were three six peaces, or a shilling and sixpence and copper.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 384). I took Pake on 11th August, and received this bad shilling from Noble—I found on Pake a sovereign, two half crowns, a florin, two shillings, two sixpences, four groats, and 10 3/4
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the case remanded, to make inquiries about her character?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and I found nothing against her—her husband has kept the Prince of Wales public-house, Humbert Street, Commercial Road, but did not then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling—the goodness or
<hi rend="italic">badness of</hi> a coin which broke upon a desk would depend upon the strength of strength of the person, and the pressure he put upon it—a base coin would break more readily, but you might break a good shilling in that way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Emery's Defence.</hi> I am innocent. It was quite an accident that I was with her.
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-153" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WELBOURNE</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger, of 2, Market Place, Fulham—On Saturday evening, 21st August, between 10 and 11 o'clock, the prisoner gave me a shilling for twopenny worth of fried fish—I bit it in two, these it in the fire, and asked her if she had any more of the same sort—she asked What I meant—I said I did not want any trouble about it; if she did not go away quick, I would lock her up—she said, "Give it to me back"—said, "I will not," and she paid me with a good shilling, and left—the bad one melted in the fire, and ran through in a mass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I was never in your house; how do you know me?—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I Recognised you at the station, on Monday, directly I saw you, and am confident you are the woman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 97).
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Bateman gave the prisoner into my custody, and I received this shilling from the last witness—the prisoner said it was given to her in Fulham Fields—she was searched at the station, and a halfpenny was found on her.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you keep the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have had it in my pos
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have been twenty-five years in the neigbourhood, and if the shilling was bad it was unknown by me. I have used she house many years.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Carter. Q.</hi> Did I call for anything?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but you offered me the shilling for what Baxter had—you asked for some porter after the policeman came—you did not give me the shilling to ask me whether it were; good or bad—you were away two or three minutes—I did not leave the bar—you came back of your own accord, but did not want to come inside, but I laid told of you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K R</hi>). I took the prisoners, and re
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These Shillings are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
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<hi rend="italic">Carter's Defence.</hi> Do you think I should take out a bad shilling, and ask if it was bad? I came back because Baxter was not behind me, and the female stood at the door and said, "want to lock you up."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant N</hi>) On 10th September I was to 229, City Road, and found Moncur in au upstairs room—I told him should take him in custody for being concerned with Bale in breaking into Mr. Walter's premises—he made no answer, but turned to his mother said that he was going to be locked up—he had no boots on—I asked km where his boots were, and he pointed to this pair, which were under the table—'I took them, and he put on a pair of his brother's—he said, outside the house, "I shall not get into trouble over this. I met Bale on the night of the 30th, at Shoreditch Church, about 8.30. He told me he was going to Mr. Walker's place to get some keys. We went to the back part of the premises, and
<hi rend="italic">Spider</hi> (meaning Bale) went in at the back with a ladder, that I went round to the front door. Bale passed a purse out to me, with some old coins in it, and then returned and fetched the coats; we then west a public house in Foster's Buildings, White cross Street, kept by Mr. Jones, and had a pot of ale. We came out, and Bale said that he scott sell the coat to Mr. Jones. I stood and held the others outside the house; we then went to a lodging-house in Spitalfields, and slept all night, and next morning we got up and sold the other coat in Petticoat Lane; from there we went to the Green Gate in the City Road, and sold the purse and the old Coins for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to a man there, and then
<hi rend="italic">Spider</hi> and me changed boots"—I took him in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-834-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>, Unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted tie Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">For case in</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">OLD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, see</hi> "Kent and Surrey Cases."</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hoyes.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANOFORD</hi>
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<lb/>ing, but was not drunk—I had had no quarrel with him—4 did not see whether he was smoking—I afterwards gave him in custody—the mattreses was not much burned; the blankets and sheets were singed—the prisoner is a carpenter, and has worked for the same firm as myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Is it a fire-proof room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The buildings are fire-proof, and are on the model principle—there were flames to be seen—you have not quarrelled much with me, but you have with your mother, most awfully—you were not at work that day.</p>
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<lb/>sently re-entered the room—I saw smoke come out, and I looked through the window and saw that the room was full of it—I called to a neighbour, and said that the prisoner was setting fire to the place, and it was time for us to interfere—Martin and I spoke to him, and whilst doing so his father came up—I saw that the shavings in the mattress were en fire—the father opened the door, pushed the prisoner outside, and we all three then ex
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not the prisoner live in the house at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—after he had broken the window I saw him look at his finger, as if he had cut it—he had been drinking—his father asked him what business ha had there—I know that he smokes tobacco, but I was not aware that he had been smoking that afternoon the father drew the burning shavings from the mattress, and trampled them on the ground—I believe there was powder and ball in the room, belonging to his brother, who is in the rifles—as soon as I looked in I saw the smoke—that was after the prisoner had gone to the second time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he tipsy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not in my opinion—he had his hand over the foot of the mattress, as if to conceal the fire.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far was it between the deceased and the was when you saw it coming?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Eight or ten yards—I cried out as loud as I could, for him to pull up—he was not beastly drunk, so drunk that be could not stand—I did not know that the horse and van were kept at that Maid and Magpie yard.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You cannot say whether anyone called out or not?</p>
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I was close to the spot—when I picked him up he could hardly move—he had been struck on the head.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K R</hi> 40). The prisoner was given into my custody about 7.30 that evening, and charged with furious driving, and knocking an old man down on Stepney Green—he muttered something, but I could not hear what it was—he was drunk at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-182" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HORSFORD</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the London Hospital—the deceased was brought in, and I examined him—he was suffering from a lacerated wound on the top of the skull—it was a serious wound—I do not</p>
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<p>think it was caused by the shaft, but by his head coming with great violence on the ground—he was sensible when brought in—he died on 7th Septem
<lb/>ber from inflammation of the lungs and their accompanying membranes, caused by the great prostration and the profuse suppuration of the scalp found—he had previously been in a very bad state of health, and was deaf.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long had he suffered from inflammation of the lungs?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It set in after his admission into the hospital—he suffered for seven or eight days from inflammation of the lungs—if he had previously been in a good state of health he might have recovered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was sober, though excited. I never knew that the man was knocked down. The horse was going home, and would not stop. I tried to poll up on seeing the people follow me, but the horse would not stand. I am very sorry."</p>
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<interp inst="t18690920-name-184" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN F. HOMER</persName> </hi>. The prisoner was in my service at the time of the occurrence—I consider him to be a sober and responsible man—I did not see him on the evening in question.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>
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