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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<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, January 10th, 1870, and following days,</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-5" type="given" value="GILLERY"/>GILLERY PIGOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUKE</persName> </hi>, Bart, Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi>, Esq., F.A.S. and F.R.A.S., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-10" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND"/>WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-12" 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="t18700110-name-13" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' 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>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-14" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CAUSTON</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-16" type="given" value="ALEXANDER JOHN"/>ALEXANDER JOHN BAYLIS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BESLEY, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>terfeit coin—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the half-crown in the till—there was a row at the other end of the bar—I went to see about it, and when I turned round again the prisoners were gone—I then looked in the till and saw the bad half-crown there—I put it in my purse and kept it by itself, till I gave it to the constable—on the Monday follow
<lb/>ing, the 6th, the prisoners came again together; one of them, I don't know which, asked for a pint of six ale, warm—I recognized them directly they came in—Clayton gave me a half-crown—I saw it was bad before she handed it to me—when I took it I found it was bad—I marked it, and said, "This is a bad half-crown"—she said, "No," and rushed out at the door, as she said, to call her husband—I stopped her—Clayton remained—I sent for a constable, and gave them in charge—I gave both half-crowns to the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in halfpence, was found upon her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these half-crowns are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Clayton said</hi>: "I can prove I was never out on Thursday, no further than my mother-in-law's; that is at the bottom of my own street."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Saunders' Defence.</hi> I have a witness, Annie Johnson, who was nursing me when I was ill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-29" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KILBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 220). I took the prisoner, and received three sixpences from Mr. Richards—the prisoner said he had not been in the house before that evening—I found two penny pieces on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-30" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three sixpences are bad</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">DUNNE</hi>
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<p>out of a baker's shop first, Mr. Stewart's—I did not see the woman then—I went into the shop and had some conversation—I saw Thomas about half-an-hour afterwards and I followed him to Ladbroke Terrace, Netting Hill—the woman was with him then, walking by his side—they stopped and looked back several times—they then went into the Shakespeare public-house, in Westbourne Grove, remained there about half-an-hour, and then came out—I watched them, with another officer—the woman was carrying a basket—I dropped back a little and let the other detectives follow—I saw them in Westbourne Place, still together—I saw the female prisoner go into Mr. Armstrong's shop—the man walked forward, and stood some distance up—after the woman came out, I went in and spoke to Walker, the man who was serving in the shop—I followed the prisoners again, and they went to the Prince of Wales public-house—the woman came out, and went into a butcher's shop, next door; the woman went back to the public-house again, and joined the man—he came out then, and she followed about two minutes after—I saw the man go to a tobacconist's shop, in Sheldon Street—I after
<lb/>words went in and received a bad shilling—when he came out of the shop, he joined the woman again—I followed him and took him into custody, and took him to the station—I searched him and found a half-crown, two shil
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<hi rend="italic">Brown.</hi> I know nothing of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-34" type="given" value="ISABEL ANNIE"/>ISABEL ANNIE BRIDGELAND</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, at 20, Sheldon Street—on 22nd December last the male prisoner came to my shop—Mrs. Attwood served him—I saw him tender a bad shilling to her—she gave it to me, and I followed the man, and gave the shilling to the detective.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-35" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mr. Armstrong, grocer, 23, West
<lb/>bourne Place—I was serving in the shop, on the evening of 22nd December, when the female prisoner came in, between 6 and 8 o'clock—she purchased some groceries, and gave in payment two florins—I put them in the till, and gave her the change—she left, and Couchman came in just after, and from what he said, I looked in the till—I found two florins and some small silver—they were the two florins the woman had given me—we thought they were good, and they were put back in the till—Smith came in after
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-36" type="given" value="EDWARD HENRY"/>EDWARD HENRY BOND</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Mr. Turner, provision merchant, 16, Westbourne Place—on 22nd December the female prisoner came there for a pound of sausages, and gave, in payment, a florin—I gave her the change, put the florin in the till, and she left—the witness Smith came in, and I examined the money in the till, and found a bad florin on the top of the other money—there had been other customers in the shop, but I don't think I had taken any other florin—I gave it to the constable—I afterwards saw the woman in custody at the police-station, and identified her—I also saw some sausages similar to those we had sold—there were other florins in the till, four or five, I should say—I had been to the till three or four times, and had moved the money about a little.</p>
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<p>Grove, about a quarter of a mile—they stopped, and the woman gave the basket to the man, and went into the shop of Mr. Armstrong, in West-bourne Place—the man walked on past the shop, about 100 yards, and remained leaning against a lamp-post—the female came out of the shop with a parcel, joined the man, and they went into a public-house together—they were there two or three minutes—the woman came out, and went into Mr. Turner's shop, next door; she came out, and went into the public-house again and joined the man—the man then came out, and went back in the same direction they had come, and went into the tobacconist's shop in Sheldon Street—while he was there the female came out of the public-house, and met him when he came out of the shop—the man turned his bead to where we were standing, in a doorway—he walked towards us, and the woman walked quickly away into the public-house again—the man had a look at us, and walked away as fast as he could towards the railway—Couchman went to the shop, and I followed the man to the railway—I took him into custody for passing a bad shilling—I took him back to the public-house—as I opened the door the female prisoner was sitting on a form under the window—she jumped up, and turned her back to me—I went up to her, and told her I should charge her with being concerned with the man in uttering counterfeit coin—she ran across the bar towards the door—I caught her round the waist, and said I wanted to speak to her—she endeavoured to get away—I caught her hand, and found she had a purse in it, which I got away from her—she threw herself down on the floor, and got her hand to her mouth—I tried to get her mouth open, and called to the barman—I said, "She has got some money"—I could see two coins in her mouth—I forced my thumb in, and she bit it, and I was bound to let go—I said, "I will have it"—she said, "If you do I will bite your finger"—she swallowed the coins, and a piece of tissue paper came out of her mouth after—a bag dropped from her; it contained 3lbs. of plums, 2lbs. of currants, 2 lbs. of tea, and some candied peel—there was a basket on the form where she had been sitting; that contained 1 lb. of sausages, 1/2lb. of beefsteak, two separate ounces of tobacco, and a piece of ribbon—the purse contained four half-crowns, two shillings, and three farthings, all good—I found another purse on her, containing one florin, seven shillings, four sixpences, and 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, all good—I took her to the station, and she was charged with uttering a bad florin, with the man—she said, "I know nothing about that man;" and the man said, "I know nothing about that woman"—on the way to the station she said, "I can't live with my husband again, I have disgraced him enough."</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUCHMAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know the man by the name of Pake?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700110-145-offence-1 t18700110-name-48"/>Joseph Taylor</persName> and another, their masters.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Johnson.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). I have teen about three years in the employment of Messrs. Taylor & Son, plumbers and contractors, of 45, Fish Street Hill—I was employed as a labourer—Johnson was foreman—he was there when I went there—Messrs. Taylor are plumbers to the Corporation—a man named Blewitt was in the service—he was my mate—it was Johnson's duty, as foreman, to send me to the work in the morning—on Friday morning, the 17th December, Blewitt was with me—Johnson called out the men's names, and sent them to their different jobs—he said to Blewitt "You can go on to your work at Guildhall, I want your mate to go round to Rood Lane to a job, to get some things away"—the men had then gone to their different jobs—I went to Rood Lane, and took a set of window cloths to Nimmo, the painter, and brought back a pair of steps to the shop—that was about 7.20 in the morning—Johnson then asked me if I could get rid of a bit of white lead—I said, "I don't know, I will try"—he said, "Go up and put a bit in a pail"—the white lead and pails was kept in the first floor—I wont up stairs, put the white lead in a pail, put another pail on the top, and brought it down stairs, as I had been directed—when I came down Johnson said, "Put it down behind the truck"—I put it down and stood a little while—he said he would go round to Rood Lane with me—he then said, "You go round there, and then go where you like and get rid of the white lead"—I left the premises about 7.40 or 7.45—Johnson helped me with the pails on my shoulder—I went down Eastcheap and up Rood Lane—I then turned back again, down St. Mary-at-Hill, up Thames Street, up the steps of London Bridge, over the bridge, down Tooley Street, down several streets which I don't know the names of—I went down several streets round Bermondsey—I walked about and got tired of carrying the load about—I went into Mr. Jackson's house—I did not know anything of Mr. Jackson before—he is a plumber, in White Street, Southwark—he was not in the shop—directly I got in at the door Mr. Davis, the officer, rushed in, and I went a step into the parlour, and there was Mr. Jackson, I suppose, and some children—I had not seen anyone to speak to in Jackson's shop—I did not know the officer—I did not know who he was—I thought it was some lion coming, or something, into the place, he came in so fast—I had not sold, or attempted to sell, the white lead—the officer pulled the things off my shoulder and said, "I am a police officer, I shall take you into custody for robbing your masters."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You were charged, before the Magistrate, at the same time as Johnson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I was not examined as a witness there—I have never made any statement before to-day—I have not told it to any
<lb/>one, only to Mr. Wontner, who appeared for me at the Police Court—he told me to tell the truth, and I made a correct statement to him as to how the thing happened—he did not say it would be better for me—I don't know whether my sentence will be lightened in consequence—it has not been conveyed to me that the prosecutors will recommend me to mercy if I made this statement—this was the first time Johnson spoke to me about taking white lead—my regular work was the Corporation work—I had been working, the day before, with Blewitt, at Guildhall and the Sheriffs' Court</p>
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<lb/>times he was not there to his time—I think it was a little after 8 o'clock when I got to Mr. Jackson's—Mr. Taylor, senior, does not come to business every day; either he or his son is there every day—nobody in particular, that I know of, has charge of the material up stairs—if we want material, we do not go and take it, we have to ask for it; we do not go up and help ourselves, unless we are told by Mr. Johnson or Mr. Taylor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is an account kept of what you take then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe so; I have seen them write in books when I have done so—I had been working at the Sheriffs' Court on the 16th—no white lead was required for that work.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I received instructions with reference to Messrs. Taylor's premises, three weeks before the 17th December—on that morning, about 7.20, I was near the premises, and saw Johnson in the shop—I placed myself in a position to observe his movements—about 7.40, I saw him come to shop door—he stood there for about three minutes, and looked each way, as if to see whether anyone was looking out—he then went back and spoke to Akerman—at that time I looked at the bottom of the shop, and observed two zinc pails—Johnson stood close with Akerman—I then saw one pail—I turned sharp round to look where Sergeant Funnell was, and I then saw one pail put into the other, and Johnson lifted them on to Akerman's shoulder—they appeared to be rather heavy—Akerman then came out; Johnson came with him, and stood at the door, with his hands on his knees, laughing, looking after him as he went up the hill—I then followed Akerman up Fish Street Hill, down Eastcheap, and up Rood Lane—when he got half way up Rood Lane, he rested the two pails on a low wall—he then came back again, went down St. Mary-at-Hill, into Lower Thames Street, and under the archway of London Bridge—I then turned back to receive further instructions from the sergeant, and then went over the bridge—I met Akerman on the other side—he went down Tooley Street, and all the back ways into White Street, when he went into Mr. Jackson's shop, and into the back parlour—I followed him—he went sharp round the corner into another door, and fastened the door after him—I opened the door directly, and he was in the act of dropping the pails from his head—I said, "I am a police officer, I shall take you into custody"—I produce the pails—I found 64 lbs. of white lead in them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he walk into Mr. Jackson's shop as if he knew it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did, straight through the shop into the bock parlour—Mr. Jackson was there, and nodded his head to him as he came in; a sort of sign passed between them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I took Johnson into cus
<lb/>tody in the counting-house—I said, "Johnson, where have you sent Akerman to?"—he said, "To work along with the plumber, at Guildhall"—"When did you book him out?"—"At 7.10"—"How can you tell me that (I am an officer), when he was with you up to about 7.40; have you sent him out anywhere with any white lead, or booked any white lead out?"—he said, "No, I have not"—he then took up a pen, and was going to make an entry in the book, but I took it out of his hand, and would not allow him to do so—I told him Akerman was in custody on a charge of assisting him in stealing it—he made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you seen Akerman go to Mr. Jacobson's pre
<lb/>mises before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had—I followed him there on 26th November, I think—it was 7.40 when he left the prosecutor's shop on this occasion, and he got over there about 7.57—he went into the shop, and into a little room beyond the shop, and closed the door after him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-52" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, painter, glazier, and glass cutter, at 22, White Street, Southwark—I do not know either of the prisoners—I never saw them before, till I saw them at the Mansion House—I never had any dealings with Mr. Taylor—I did not know of Akerman's having come to my place on 17th December—there was no one in my place that morn
<lb/>ing but my wife and children and myself—I was there—I did not see a man rush in—I had no dealings at all with either of the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You were at home on the 17th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I was in the act of cleaning one of the children's boots at the time—I did not see the man come into my back parlour—I am not in the habit of serving my customers in my back parlour—I am quite sure I never saw Akerman till I saw him at the Mansion House.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the policeman come in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was taken quite unawares—I did not see him come in, not till he went through—I saw him afterwards, not at the time—of course I saw him after he had run through and brought the prisoner out—I did see the prisoner before I saw him at the Mansion House—I beg pardon, I did not understand the question—he must have run through, and then the policeman ran through after him—he went through the room in which I was, and the officer brought him back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I had seen Akerman on the morning of 26th November go into Mr. Jackson's premises—he then had a long can with him, which appeared to be about half full—Jackson was in the shop—I saw him when Akerman went in with the can, and he went up one or two steps into another room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-54" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a plumber and glazier in partnership with my son, at 45, Fish Street Hill—Johnson served his apprenticeship to me—he then left for a time to go into business—he did not succeed, and came back again, and was with me twelve years—he has been a foreman nearly four years—he had charge of everything—it was his duty to see everything that went out weighed and properly charged in the books—the books are here—there is no entry of this 64 lbs. of white lead—it so happens that no white lead went out that morning, and none was charged to anyone—the value of this was about a sovereign—the pails are my property—Johnson had no authority to direct any labourer to take out white lead to be disposed of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is it the ordinary course, if a labourer wants white lead, to ask you or the foreman for it, and then take it from the warehouse?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have never acknowledged that system—the key of the white lead shop is kept in charge of Johnson, and he goes up and gives out what it required—Akerman is also charged with stealing some zinc.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-55" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH TAYLOR, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with my father—on 16th December, I saw the stock of white lead—next morning I missed about a 1/2 cwt., at a rough guess—it was Johnson's duty to enter any that left the premises—there is no entry of any on 17th December.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> At this time were you doing some repairs At Fry, Caffin & Co.'s?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I don't know that Johnson went down there that morning—I left orders that he was to go and see the men there—we were whitewashing the rooms and cleaning the office—but I understand he did not go, because the lad, Lambert, had not come.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-145-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AKERMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I say, "Are you certain I am the man?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY BOURNE</hi>. I live at 35, Exeter Street—on 31st December, I was in the Wellington public-house, and saw the prisoner, he called for a half-pint of porter, and tendered a bad sixpence, which the barman broke with his teeth—the prisoner then paid for the ale, and swept the pieces over the counter, saying that they were of no use to anybody else—he drank the ale and left—the barman and I followed him as far as Burleigh Street—he appeared to be sorting some money—he crossed over to Carting Lane, and stooped as if to put something in his boot or on the ground.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Servant</hi> 38). The prisoner was given into my custody by Endell, and I received these pieces of a sixpence—I afterwards received this sixpence (
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and a fourpenny piece were found on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. McDONALD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you look at the sixpence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—</p>
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<p>I identify this one as the same, by this dirt mark on the right aide of the crown, which was on it when I picked it up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-63" type="given" value="SOPHIA IVES"/>SOPHIA IVES DREW</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Drew, a grocer, of 2, Edgar Road, Bromley—on 23rd December I served the prisoner with some tea and sugar, which came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a sixpence which looked rather black—I asked him if he had got any coppers—he said only 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I took the sixpence, and gave him 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—as soon as he left I bent the sixpence on the counter easily with my thumb—I followed the prisoner, who had got twenty yards away, told him the sixpence was bad, brought him back, and gave it to him—he said, "Then I will take half the quantity," and gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he then went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was never in the shop in my life.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I saw you again at the Thames Police Court the next Thursday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-64" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN NIX</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edwin Nix, a grocer, of Priory Terrace, Bromley—on 28th December I sold the prisoner a penny candle—he gave me a sixpence—I tried it with my teeth, told him it was bad, and gave him in charge with the coin, which I marked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-65" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK RINGROSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 400). The prisoner was given into my custody with this sixpence (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This sixpence is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CARTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARBER</persName> </hi>. I work for Mr. Webb, at 122, Thames Street—on 15th December I was in the shop and saw a gentleman pass, and the prisoner after him—I saw the prisoner take a handkerchief out of the gentleman's pocket—I ran after him, caught him, and gave him in custody—the gentle
<lb/>man went away—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the handkerchief.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RADMORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner, searched him, and found this handkerchief in his pocket, which he said belonged to him—I took him to the station, and found fourpence on him—he gave his address, Baker Street, Spitalfields—I made inquiries, and found he had not been there for eighteen months—I have known him about Billingsgate Market for two or three years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I picked it up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at the Mansion House, in September</hi>, 1805,
<hi rend="italic">to which, he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-148-18700110 t18700110-148-punishment-16"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18700110-149-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 4
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-72" type="surname" value="PEARSON"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-72" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor, and live at Monkwearmouth, Sunder
<lb/>land—I was at a public-house with two men—the prisoner is one of them—he said that his father had left him 2000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and showed me some notes—I had some talk with him, and then wanted to go away by the train—I offered to pay for some drink, and took out my purse, which contained 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold—the other man knocked the purse out of my hand, and the money fell out of the purse on the ground—the prisoner picked up two sovereigns, and the other man picked up two—I caught hold of the other man, but he got away, and they both ran away—I ran after them, but they escaped—I saw the prisoner the following Thursday night, and gave him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had only had two glasses of ale—that was the first public-house I had been in—I had come up from Southampton—I arrived at 4.30, and was going away home by train at 9.15—I took a '
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> to King's Cross, and spent the time in walking up and down at the station, and I went and tot my tea—I met the other man on the platform, and he said that he had been lodging at the public-house three days—I went there with him—I did not leave town that night, because of the loss of my money—the Magistrate directed me to a boarding-house, but I paid nothing for my board or lodging—I am now lodging with a policeman—I took the elastic off my purse, and had it open in my hand—the prisoner and the other man had seen it in the coffee-shop, when I took it out—I paid there with silver, but I opened the inner part, and saw that the gold was there—the four sovereigns rolled about on the floor of the public-house, and I thought the landlord of the public-house must hive seen what happened, but he says "No"—I also bad 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my purse; I do not know what became of that—I had 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at Southampton—I paid 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the train, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for a cab to King's Cross, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for my tea—I picked up the 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my purse—I had not paid for any ale, but I was going to change a sovereign to do so—I had not got my railway ticket, or else I should have gone away that night—I followed, and lost the men at the top of the street, and then went back to the house, because the tall one had said that he lived there—the landlord was there when I went out—I next saw the prisoner at his brother's—he was not then dressed the same; he had a Turkish scarf, and a high-topped hat, but I knew him directly by his face.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What public-house was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The Duke of York—the landlord did not give evidence before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-73" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WYCKHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer Y</hi>). On 6th January, the prose
<lb/>cutor gave the prisoner into my custody—he had followed him into a house and taken him by the collar—I said, "You are charged with stealing four sovereigns from this man, at the Duke of York public-house, York Road"—he said, "You don't mean that, do you?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "If he gets his money back, can it be settled?"—I said, "No"—he asked to be allowed to speak to the prosecutor, but I refused to allow him—the prisoner has been staying with me, but I wan first instructed to take him to a coffee-shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-74" type="surname" value="ROBINS"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-74" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ROBINS</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of the landlord of this public-house—the landlord was in the parlour—I was behind the bar, and saw the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that could not have happened without my seeing it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The house does not bear a very good character, I think?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never heard anything against it since my brother has had it, which is eight months—the barman was also behind the bar—he is not here—there are four compartments to the bar, and people all round—some of the compartments have a half-screen—the prosecutor inquired whether I knew the persons who had been there, and told me he had been robbed—he only called for one glass of ale—he was alone then—the house is at the corner of Caledonian Street, New Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The prisoner was with some others, you say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were a lot of people, but I cannot say whether he was with them—I had not served them—I heard no money thrown about, or any fighting or scuffle—he paid me 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the ale.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-149-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-149-18700110 t18700110-149-punishment-17"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18700110-150-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-150-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing one coat, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700110-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-78" type="given" value="BAXTER"/>BAXTER HUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 599). On the morning of December 8th, I followed the prisoners and another lad from Billingsgate, through Cannon Street, to Old 'Change, where a Great Northern Railway van was standing, with a coat on the fore part of it—the boy, Rubethorne, was standing on the van, and the lad not in custody went to the van—the prisoners stood close to him and hid his actions—he took the coat and ran away—the prisoners followed him, and I took them—Williams was carrying this bag under his arm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RUBETHORNE</persName> </hi>. I am a van guard in the service of the Great Northern Railway Company—I ride in front—the driver on this day was at the side of the van, and I was on top—my uniform coat was on my seat—I missed it, and Hunt spoke to me—it was worth about 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams. Q.</hi> Did you see us?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I was strapping a package on the top.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18700110-150-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18700110-150-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-150-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted in August</hi>, 1865,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700110-151-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-151-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch, of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700110-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-82" type="surname" value="KIDDLE"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KIDDLE</persName> </hi>. I am a gentleman, and live at Laurel Cottage, Whit
<lb/>ton Road, Twickenham—on 30th December, about 4.45 in the afternoon, I was in Thames Street, at the east corner of Pudding Lane—the prisoner was in front of me—I touched him on the shoulder and requested him to move and allow me to cross—at that time a porter came up with a waggon of Christmas trees—the prisoner stood between a house and a corner post—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever lost sight of him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I had looked at my watch about five minutes before—the prisoner would not let me pass—he turned round and passed me, and I caught hold of him—I did not take my eyes off him, but in the excitement of the moment I will not say that I saw everything that he did—he must have broken the bow of the watch, or else taken it off the swivel.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the young man pass behind?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He walked by the side of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700110-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-83" type="surname" value="LONGHURST"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-83" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY LONGHURST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 801). On 20th December, I heard a cry of "Police!" and the prosecutor gave the prisoner into my custody—the prisoner said, "How could I take your watch, you see I have got my gloves on; what a wicked man you are"—he said, "I am sure you are the man, there was no one else near me"—I searched the prisoner at the station, and found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave an address, 8, George Street, Horseferry Road—I went there, but nobody knew him there—there is no George Street in Horseferry Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is there a George Street in Westminster?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I looked at the spot where the post is, but could not find the bow of the watch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700110-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-84" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HILL</persName> </hi>. I am errand boy to Mr. Meredith—on 20th December, I was standing at the corner of Pudding Lane, and saw Mr. Kiddle crossing the road opposite Pudding Lane, going up Fish Street Hill way—I saw the prisoner cross the road before that, and saw him touch another person as he came across—they knocked up against each other, and one went towards Billingsgate and the prisoner came up Pudding Lane, and Mr. Kiddle came up and caught him—they touched their arms and wrists—the other man was not the prosecutor—I then heard the prisoner charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> It is a narrow thoroughfare there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Rather.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-151-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-151-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted at Doncaster, in October</hi>, 1865,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of John Day, when he was sentenced to five years' penal servitude, to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700110-151-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-151-18700110 t18700110-151-punishment-20"/>It was sated that the prisoner was out on a ticket of leave, and having failed to report himself, an officer was present to apprehend him.—Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700110-152-offence-1 t18700110-name-86"/>Isaac Isaacs</persName>, and stealing therein a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you known the prisoner for any time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had seen him many times, but was not acquainted with him—I knew him, by name, for about twelve months—he worked with Izant, who lodged in my house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-88" type="surname" value="IZANT"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-88" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN IZANT</persName> </hi>. I lodge at Isaacs' house—I had a key of the street door, which I lost—I saw the prisoner in the custody of Isaacs, about 2.30 on this morning—he was holding him in the passage—I and Isaacs had been in company the night before, and we met the prisoner going home—I went in doors first, and Isaacs after me—I told the prisoner I would not do anything to him if he gave up my latch key, and he did give it up—it was the one I had lost.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have been working with him, in one workshop, about four or five months—I knew him by sight before that, by coming to the same dining rooms, that was all—I have heard him called Mad Harris—he used to call at my lodgings, sometimes, for me to go to work with him—he had not told me he was coming on this night—I knew nothing about his coming—I generally go to bed about 12—he has never been at my lodging, playing cards—I did not know that he had my key—I have seen him in company with a young lady named Morris—I did not know that the engagement was broken off on this very night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-89" type="surname" value="BUMZARDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-89" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HINRY BUMZARDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, and lodge at this house—I came home about 1.30 on the morning of 26th December—I latched the door after me—about an hour afterwards I saw the prisoner held by the prose
<lb/>cutor in the passage—he begged the prosecutor to let him go—the prosecutor asked which way he came in—he said he was asleep in the passage—Izant said, "I lost a key, did you find it?"—he said, "No"—Izant said, "If you give me back the key, I won't go against you," and he gave it him—he said he had opened the door with it—he had no shoes on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-90" type="surname" value="JOY"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-90" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JOY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 75). The prisoner was given into my cus
<lb/>tody—he begged the prosecutor to let him go, and he would not do it any more.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character, and his uncle pro
<lb/>mised to send him to hit parents in Poland.—Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. R. N. PHILIPPS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 9, Little Newport Street, and am a sausage maker—I do not know the prisoner; I know that he lodged in the house—I have the shop there, and a room on the first floor, which I rent of Mary Ann Edwards—on the night of 17th December I fastened up</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Has your wife a key?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, we hare only one—I had missed articles before, for a fortnight or three weeks—I did not know that the prisoner's mother lodged in the house; I am told so, bat I never spoke to her; I have seen her there—it was 5.30 when I went down to the shop—I held the prisoner with one hand, and was about to open the door with the other, to call "Police!" when he snatched himself Away iron me, and ran up stairs—I gave him into custody about 8.0 or 8.30—I was at work in the meantime—I had to send for a policeman—I believe there is a boy about 12 living in the house—there are no foreign boys lodging there—this is one of my bill-heads—the writing on it is my wife's it was written by my direction—I have been offered 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to reimburse me for the articles that were taken, if I would withdraw the charge—I valued the things I lost at 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had been robbed of 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the week before, and twenty-two boxes of sardines, and I supposed the person who took these had taken the others—I valued the whole at 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the prisoner's mother offered to pay that if I would not prosecute—I don't think the prisoner had ever bought anything in my shop—I had a lighted candle in my hand—the door leads from the passage into the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-95" type="given" value="DONALD"/>DONALD SUCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 175). I was called to the prosecutor's shop about 8.20 or 8.30 on the morning of 18th December, and the prisoner was given into my custody—I told him he was charged with stealing the articles in the bag—he said the bag was his property—at the station, I found on him four pocket-handkerchiefs, four shirt-fronts, a pair of stockings, and a cap; they were under his waistcoat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He claimed the bag at once?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I had not asked him if it was his—he said he was going into the country that morn
<lb/>ing, he did not say who he was going to see.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-96" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-96" type="surname" value="SPENCE"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-96" type="given" value="TRIPHOSA"/>TRIPHOSA SPENCE</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my son, by my first husband—he is 16 years of age—he has always been a very good boy; I have not had any trouble with him, in fact he has not long left school, and has been with me ever since—he was living with me at this time, I had been lodging in the house about five or six weeks—he was to have gone to his uncle's in the country on this morning, and ultimately to go to sea—he had been in employment at Mr. Sugden's, six or seven months ago—he had had no employment since—it is his wish to go to sea.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-153-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY
<hi rend="italic">of larceny</hi> </rs> . Recommended to mercy by the Jury on amount of his youth—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700110-name-98" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-98" type="surname" value="BALFOUR"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-98" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BALFOUR</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Balfour, a baker, of 24, March
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<p>Street—I know the prisoner, he came to me on 27th November last, and gave me an envelope, sealed—he did not say anything—I opened it—it contained this cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a note, which I believe to be from the Rev. Mr. Gleadall—I don't know what has become of the note, I have looked for it and could not find it; it was to the effect that Mr. Gleadall was out of cheques, and being Saturday night and past banking hours, would I be kind enough to cash this, as he had not enough to meet demands—I cashed it; I sent it to the bank in the ordinary course, and it was returned marked as a forgery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you acquainted with Mr. Gleadall's handwriting?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only by seeing it upon cheques, I thought this was like his, or I should not have cashed it—I knew you perfectly well—I asked you if Mr. Gleadall was at home, and you said yes he was at home in his own house—I did not ask you if you had seen him—the cheque bears the heading of the bank, and I particularly drew your attention to that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-99" type="given" value="ALFRED MARTIN"/>ALFRED MARTIN FITCH</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Bloomsbury branch of the London and Westminster Bank—Mr. Gleadall has an account there, we have only one customer of that name—this cheque was presented at the bank, by the National Bank, Charing Cross, in the changes; I refused pay
<lb/>ment, and marked it, "Forgery."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you acquainted with Mr. Gleadall's writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On his cheques, certainly—I should pay more attention to the signature—I have a note here, an application for a cheque-book, which was produced at the Police Court—I said it was like Mr. Gleadall's writing—I believed it to be his—it is like the writing on the cheque—the signature is very like his—so like that I might have been deceived—but his cheques are not signed in that manner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the note?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> "11, Regent Square. Sir. Be kind enough to send by bearer a cheque-book and my bank-book. Yours, John Gleadall"—that was presented at our bank by the prisoner, who asked for a cheque-book and pass-book—I believe that was on 27th Novem
<lb/>ber—it was refused.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700110-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-100" type="surname" value="GLEADALL"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-100" type="given" value="JOHN"/>REV. JOHN GLEADALL</persName> </hi>. I am a clergyman of the Church of England, and live at 11, Regent Square—the prisoner was formerly employed as gardener in the enclosure of the square—he left about eighteen mouths ago—I used to pay him his wages by cheque generally on the London and Westminster Bank, Bloomsbury branch—the signature to this cheque is not mine—I did not send the note for a cheque-book and pass-book—it is not my writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I have nothing further to say, than that I did not know what was in the envelope till I got the money. I did not forge the cheque. A man, I don't know his name, who said he had seen me at Mr. Gleadall's, gave it to me. I have seen him walk out with Mrs. Wilde, who lived at Mr. Gleadall's."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, repeated the statement, that the cheque was given to him, as well as the note, by a gentleman whom he had teen at Mr. Gleadall's, and who gave him</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and a half-crown for his trouble, and who he believed was the son of Mrs. Wilde.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-101" type="surname" value="GLEADALL"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-101" type="given" value="JOHN"/>REV. JOHN GLEADALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). Mrs. Wilde, while she was my housekeeper, had a son who occasionally called to see her and walk out with her, but she left me last February—I know the prisoner's writing—I don't think this it his—I have some of his writing here (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700110-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-102" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBERTSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer S</hi>). I apprehended the prisoner on another charge on 25th December, at 35, Millman Street, Bedford Row—I did not know that he was living there—I had received information that he resided in that neighbourhood, but I was a night and a day before I could find him—I had a deal of trouble to find him—I had been down there several days before—he kept very close at home—another detective was also engaged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-103" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BALFOUR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I knew where the prisoner lived—I gave information at the police-station in Huntley Street, out they seemed very busy, and were not able to find him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for a like offence.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MURPHY</hi> (22)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700110-155-offence-1 t18700110-name-105"/>Evan Rees</persName>, and stealing 18
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his moneys.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-106" type="given" value="EVAN"/>EVAN REES</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and live at 4, Brill Row, Somers Town—on Saturday afternoon, 27th November, about 5.30 or 5.45, I was in Mid
<lb/>dlesex Street, Somers Town, coming home from my work—I had received my wages—I had changed a sovereign, and had 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my right hand trowsers pocket—when I came to a court I was knocked down by a man, with a blow on the chest, and sent on my back—I fell with my head on the pavement—directly I was down, there was one man on my feet, another on my arms, and a third ransacking my pockets—for a second or two I could not call for assistance—directly I could breathe, I called out "Police!"—there was nobody near—it was a very wet day—I did not see the faces of the men that held my feet and arms, but I saw the face of the man who stole the 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from my pocket, distinctly—he was not half a minute taking it—the men ran away down the court—I went direct to the police-station and gave information—on 8th December, between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning, I was called to the station, where I saw five persons—the policeman asked me if there was ere a one there that committed the robbery, and I pointed direct to the prisoner—I have not the slightest doubt he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> There were only three there besides myself, and they were dressed a deal better than I was, they looked more like policemen.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There were four or five—I did not count them—they were differently dressed—I did not notice them particularly—I knew you, and did not want to look at anybody else.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-107" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOXALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 60). I went to 17, Wellesley Street, Somers Town, on 8th December, about 1.30 in the morning—I saw the prisoner there with five or six others—I told him he answered the description of a man who was wanted for being concerned with two others not in custody for robbing a man about a fortnight ago in Middlesex Street, Somers Town, and I should take him into custody—he said, "I know nothing about it; someone has been getting this up for me this time"—I took him to the station. and placed him among five or six others, and the prosecutor immediately identified him as one of the three men, without any hesitation—the others were policemen in plain clothes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-155-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction, in April</hi>, 1868.**—
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., her moneys.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-110" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH GATTON</persName> </hi>. I am an unfortunate woman, and live at 9, Emma Street, Haggerston—on Thursday morning, 23rd December, about 2 o'clock, I was going home, and saw the prisoner at the corner of Ann's Place, Hackney Road, about five minutes' walk from my house—he was in uni
<lb/>form—he wanted to have connexion with me in the street—I would not let him—he then said, "What have you got in your pocket?"—I said, "I have only got my own money, sir"—he said, "Let me look"—he took hold of my arms, and threw me down on the ground, put his legs on me, and took my money out of my pocket, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he then asked to look at my purse, and he took it out of my pocket and looked at it—there was nothing in it, and he gave it me back—the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was loose in my pocket—he then said he would have me for highway robbery—I ran away, and ran indoors, crying—my landlady was in bed—she spoke to me, and I told her about it—I afterwards told the sergeant, in the Hackney Road—I saw the prisoner next day, At the Kingsland Road station—he was with eighteen policemen; I picked him out directly—the inspector asked him about it, and he said he had never seen me before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever seen him before the night you say he took your money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I am positive of that—I know the Pritchard Arms—I know a girl called
<hi rend="italic">Flash</hi> Kate—I have never been driven away from the Pritchard Arms, in her company, for loitering—I have been told by policemen to move on, not very often—the prisoner has never driven me away from the Pritchard Arms; I am quite sure of that—I came out at 10 o'clock on this night—I had not been in the Pritchard Arms; I had been in the neighbourhood—I had seen the witness Fisher before, talking to the policeman—I don't know what time I first saw Fisher, that night; I had seen him two or three times—I did not see him about 11.30 at the Pritchard Arms—this took place in Marion Square, about twenty doors from my house, it might be more—he threw me down on the ground vio
<lb/>lently; he hurt my arm—I did not call out at all, I was frightened—Emma Street goes into Marion Square—I can't tell you how many doors out of the square my house is—it is more than five or six doors—I have lived there eight weeks—I did not tell the sergeant the same night, it was the night after, some twenty hours after—I told my landlady; she was in bed—I just put my head inside her door; I did not go quite inside, her husband was with her—I did not hold any long conversation with her; I merely made a communication to her, and went up stairs—I slept alone that night—I did not make any communication to any young woman, only to the landlady, and to my mother—I am not aware that I said, at the Police Court, that I told a young woman who lived in the same house; I don't think I did—I can't read—my deposition was read over to me, and I signed it—I don't recollect saying that I told a young woman; I don't know whether I did or not—I don't know Scott, the policeman, only by seeing him—I had never spoken to him before this night—I don't know whether
<hi rend="italic">Flash</hi> Kate knows him; I never heard her speak of him—I went out the next day, about 1.45, when I went to the Kingsland Road station—a sergeant came for me—I had been to my mother before that, about 12 o'clock—I don't know what time it was when I spoke to the sergeant in</p>
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<p>the Hackney Road; it was the next night, about 10.30 or 10.45—it was after that that I went to the Kingsland station, about 11 or 12 o'clock—I have only known Fisher by seeing him talk to the policeman at the corner—I do not know him well—I don't know that he has been convicted; I don't know anything about him—I had spoken to him before, not above once or twice—I never drank with him—I have never been in any public-house with him—it was my intention that this matter should go before the Commissioners of Police, and not that I should go to the Police Court—I told several persons that I did not want to go to the Police Court and be a witness—a summons was issued for me to attend at Worship Street—I did not say to Inspector Ramsay, "Oh dear! I never meant to come to the Police Court, but I meant to take it before the Commissioners of Police"—I have never been in trouble, only one night—I have never been convicted—I am leading an honest life—I was in trouble for answering a policeman—I was discharged for that—that was the only time I have ever been in trouble—Inspector Ramsay said he would have out the policemen and put them so that I might identify the man—I did not tell him that I knew the man by sight—I said I knew him that night, knocking me down—I had never seen him before, that I know of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why was it that you wished not to go into Court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not like to come up here—I did not call out, because I was frightened, he said he would have me for highway robbery, and he ran after me—it was on Wednesday night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am a baker by trade, and live at 4, Ann's Place, Hackney Road—about 1.30 or from that to 2 o'clock on Thursday morning, 23rd December, I was outside a public-house in the Hackney Road—I saw the prisoner, and asked him where the music was—he said "It is up here"—I said, "I have got sixpence to take from you"—he said, "Oh yes, that is right," and he gave me the sixpence—he said, "Have you seen
<hi rend="italic">Flask</hi> Kate to-night"—I said, "No"—he said, "I should like to have a girl to-night"—I saw a woman coming down, and I said, "Here comes a girl," and just as the girl came down he walked round into Ann's Place with her—it was the prosecutrix—I walked down as far as Emma Street with them—I live just three doors past Emma Street—I bade them good night, and he went down there with the girl—I was afterwards spoken to about this on the Sunday, by Inspector Ramsay.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know the prosecutrix?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I knew her by sight, the same as I knew the prisoner—I have spoken to her—I have known her as long as I have lived in the neighbourhood—that is, I dare say, about seven or eight months—I could have spoken to her frequently if I had wished it; I did not wish it—I can't say how often I have spoken to Her—I dare say I have a few times—I don't know about a good many times—I suppose you think I am always speaking to her, every day—I dare say, if she has come in my place, I have spoken to her—I am a baker by trade, but I sell clothes and things—I dare say she has been into my place about twice or three times—she is a customer of mine sometimes—I dare say I have had a glass of ale with her once or twice at the Pritchard Arms—I know
<hi rend="italic">Flash</hi> Kate by sight—I don't know the number of the house where the prosecutrix live—I know she lives at the back of my place, but I have never been down the street above once in my life—I have never been into the house—
<hi rend="italic">Flash</hi> Kate lives next door to her—I have never seen these two women driven away from the front of the</p>
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<p>Pritchard Arms, for loitering—the first time I saw the prisoner that night was about 1.30 or 2.0; that was on the Thursday morning—I saw him on the Tuesday night, about 11 o'clock—I do not know Scott, the policeman—I have spoken to him to-day and yesterday; not about this case, just quietly to ourselves, about what we would have to drink, or anything—all the conversation I have had with him has been since this case; before that he was a stranger to me—I saw the prosecutrix after this transaction—she came down to my place, when I was in bed, and said, "Do you know that policeman?"—I said, "Yes, I know him by sight"—that was on the Thurs
<lb/>day morning, I think—I don't know whether it was Thursday or Friday—I think it was Friday—it was somewhere about 10 or 11 o'clock in the morn
<lb/>ing—she asked me if I knew the policeman, and I said, "Yes," because I lent him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was in bed in the back place, and she was in the shop—that was the very next morning after I had left her and the policeman together; it was the Thursday morning—she was not in my shop more than ten minutes, I expect—I have never had a glass of ale, or anything, with
<hi rend="italic">Flash</hi> Kate; that I am sure of—I keep a second-hand clothes shop, and sell unredeemed pledges—I did keep a baker's shop, but I don't now—I have been in difficulty, when I was in business—that was the reason I lost my shop; it was about the gas—I was convicted, and I got off—I was not punished; I was found not guilty—I have never been in any other trouble.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Let us distinctly understand, as to the time the prose
<lb/>cutrix came to your place; do you mean it was only ten hours after you had seen her and the prisoner together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was on Thursday morning when I left them, between 1.30 and 2.0, and I went home; I only live about 30 yards away from the corner of Emma Street, and about 11 o'clock, or between 10 and 11, she came down to my place, just nine or ten hours after I had left them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-112" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH LAMUDE</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Emma Street—Sarah Gayton lodges with me—I remember her coming in about 2 o'clock one morning—I don't know the time exactly; I was in bed—I sleep down stairs—it was two or three days before Christmas Day—I heard her come in crying—I did not see her; I spoke to her—she made a complaint to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long had she been in your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Seven weeks, I think—I did not know Fisher before this; I know him now—I am a married woman—my husband is living with me, and was with me on the night in question—Gayton sleeps up stairs—I did not go to the door to ask her what was the matter—we had not a long conversation.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-113" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 273). I was on duty one morning, I don't remember the date; it was before Christmas Day, I believe, I can't remember how many days before; two or three, I think—I was on the adjoining beat to the prisoner—he came up to me—I can't remember the time; it was after 1, and before 5—I know it was before the public-houses opened, they open at 5, and close at 1—he spoke to me; he said, "I have been and had a jolly lark with a girl, and I have got 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. "or" 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of her"—I remarked, "You will get yourself in trouble if you don't mind"—some two or three days after, the night duty men were paraded in the station; the prisoner was there—his number is 210—I did not see the prosecutrix on the night in question.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you on duty on that beat that night, in con
<lb/>junction with the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The adjoining beat—it was not my duty to</p>
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<p>be about Emma Street, or Marion Square—I did not see the men parade I, not till they had paraded, I was in bed at the time; there were men paraded who were out with me that night—I don't know why I was not paraded—the prisoner was on the parade ground—I made a remark to three or four men who were looking out of window at the same time; 'the prisoner could not hear me—I did not know at first that the parade had taken place for the purpose of identifying somebody charged with robbery; I did after
<lb/>wards—I did not go to the inspector and tell him—I did not think it was a robbery committed, I thought it did not concern me at all, and I did not like to say anything about it, unless I was forced to, it might have been my duty to do so, but I did not like to till I was compelled; I spoke to the men in the kitchen—the prisoner and I have always been on good terms I believe, for what I know, I have always been on good terms with him, and he with me, I believe—I never had any words with him of any kind—he never threatened to report me, that I remember—I know No. 10, Emma Street, it is a brothel—he never spoke to me about my acquaintance with that house, or threatened to report me—I have been in No. 10, Emma Street, once or twice, once with the sergeant, and I believe the prisoner was with me once before, and once after, two or three nights after—he has never threatened to report me for frequenting these brothels—my beat is opposite the Pritchard Arms—four policemen come to the corner of Pritchard Road, there may be two or three meet there, not all four every time, but they come to that corner—each beat lasts from twenty minutes to half an hour.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) The prosecutrix came to the station and made a complaint to me on 28th December, between 11 and 12 o'clock at night—next afternoon I had eighteen men paraded in uniform—the prisoner was one of them—the prosecutrix was there, and she identified the prisoner—she had no difficulty in doing so—I told him to come into my office—I said to the prosecutrix, "Now state what he did to you this morning"—she stated that she met the prisoner in the Pritchard Rood, and walked with him to the corner of Marion Square, and that he threw her down, and took from her pocket two shillings, a sixpence, and three halfpence; that she asked him to give it to her, and he said he should not, he should charge her with highway robbery, and she ran away—he said, "It is false, I never saw her before to-day"—she said that Fisher saw them go off together—he said he never saw Fisher after 11.30 that night or the night previous, the 22nd—this was alleged to have taken place in the morning—the prisoner was on duty in Marion Square that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I presume it was her wish to be able to identify this man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I proposed having the policemen there when she made the complaint to me—she said she knew the man—he had been with me about six weeks, he came on 25th November—he joined the force in June, 1868—his con
<lb/>duct has not been entirely satisfactory—there has been nothing serious against him—he was asleep on his beat one night since he was with me—that was the only complaint.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">widow</hi>, 17,
<hi rend="italic">Gloucester Street, Hackney Road, deposed to the prisoner's good character, and stated that he was engaged to be married to her daughter.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700110-158-offence-1 t18700110-name-119"/>Thomas Mee Daldy</persName>, and stealing two loaves and other articles, his pro
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Robinson, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Port.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-125" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LEAVER</persName> </hi>. On Saturday night, 11th December,? was going from Edgware across the fields to? place called The Hall, in the parish of Hendon—I had to pass? reservoir of the Great Northern Railway Company—two men overtook me—I cannot swear to the tall one, but the short one was the prisoner Port, who caught hold of my arm, hit me on the mouth, and knocked me down—I got up again, and he knocked me down again, and fell on me—the tall one kicked me on the ribs—I halloaed, and they said if? halloaed they would serve me worse—they took my basket, which contained bacon, sugar, and tea, and threw the basket down—they stopped behind, and? got up and went away—I afterwards picked out the prisoners at the station, as having been in the White Lion public-house with me, and I am able to swear to Port—we were together about an hour and? half—when I left the White Lion they had left about five minutes—I was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you swear that the taller man was Robinson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I know Frederick Wilds—I did not charge him—I said nothing about him and the robbery to anybody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You picked out Robinson as well as Port?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I was two hours at the public-house, drinking—a number of other people were there—I was playing? concertina there—the people were not dancing—they did not give me beer for playing—I played for amusement—I left my concertina behind me, because? had to carry my basket, not because? could not pay for my beer—I did pay for it, but I did not have much—the reservoir is not half? mile from the public-house—it is across two little meadows.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-126" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the White Lion—on Saturday, 11th December, Leaver was there, from? or? o'clock to 11.30—the prisoners were there also, and left about? quarter of an hour after him, as near as I can say—Leaver had been playing his concertina, and left it with me—I cannot say he was exactly sober when he left, but he was not very drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far is the reservoir from your place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A quarter of a mile, or rather more—there were sixteen or a score of persons at the house—the prisoners and the others all went out together, when I told them my time was up—the house was clear three minutes after I told them—Thomas Smith was one of them—he left, I believe, with the prisoners, and Balam left at the same time—I did not notice whether some</p>
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<p>of the men left before Leaver, but I remember him going very well, because he gave me his concertina.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-127" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STANFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 34). I took the prisoners on December 15th, placed them with twelve other men at the station, and the prosecutor pointed to Port, and said, "That is one"—he went along again and said, "That is the other, I believe"—the twelve men were placed fairly—I got some in the back way, and some the front—shoemakers and other labouring men; and I put two men between the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Port say, "You have got the wrong two this time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Port's Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-128" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of Edgware—I was at the White Lion, and saw the prisoners there, and Leaver playing the concertina—I did not notice when he left—the prisoners left about 11.30, when the house was cleared, and I left with them—Port left us at his own house, about 300 yards from the Crane, and I and Robinson went home to my house—he lodges with me—I know Joseph Cox, the lamplighter, he lodges down lower, by the White Lion—he was putting out the lamps—they are put out there at 12 o'clock—Balam left the public-house with us, and we left him at his house—I was not going in the direction of the reservoir—the Crane is not in that direction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At what time did Robinson come to your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 11.50—we went together to the White Lion, at 7 o'clock in the evening, and left about 11.30—he was never out of my sight during that time—Robinson has lodged with me about six weeks—I did not go to the Crane, nor did Robinson; it was shut up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALF</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Port go out of the White Lion till you all left finally?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-129" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COX</persName> </hi>. I am a lamplighter—I know Port—he was with me when I was putting out the lamps on 11th December—I saw him first about the middle of the town, below the Crane, nearer the White Lion—I dare say he was 200 yards from the White Lion when I first saw him—I walked with him up the village, towards his own house—he continued walking with me till I had finished putting out the lamps, and then he walked back with me—I first saw him about 11.45—I did not see Robinson or Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long would it take you to walk from where you first saw Port, at 11.45, to where the prosecutor was robbed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Ten minutes, or a quarter of an hour.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ABREY</persName> </hi>. I am a hay salesman, of Hendon—on 15th December, between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, I was in the White Lion, at Edgware, and saw the prisoner there—I left between 4 and 5 o'clock, and crossed the road to the footpath, and saw two men standing there, and a third not far off—I was struck on the back of the head, and a man on each side of me caught hold of my arms; a tall man was on my right—I was pulled to the ground, and kicked, and my clothes torn—the prisoner took my money and knife from my pocket, and said, "I have got it"—Port held me while I was robbed (
<hi rend="italic">The Grand Jury had ignored the bill against Port</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to a man named Yeals, and I had then 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in my breeches pocket—my knife was produced at the station—it was in the same pocket with my money—I was smothered in blood, from my hat to my shoes, and could hardly get away from the station, for weakness—I had been drinking a little, but can swear to the prisoner putting his hand in my pocket—I had seen him and Port together before, but I did not know their names.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you say before the Magistrate that Port laid on you while you were on the ground?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he knelt right on me—I swore that before the Grand Jury—I had had a goodish bit of money left me—I told the policeman that I had been robbed of 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by the prisoners—I thought I had lost a cheque for 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but afterwards I found it in my pocket, smothered in blood—I had deposited the cheque with the London and County Bank some time, and this was not a cheque, but a deposit receipt—I was not wholly drunk, or I could not have sworn to them—a man named Yeals had given me a ride in a cart, and I lent him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I was about half an hour drinking in the White Lion—I cannot say whether I had anything there, because I was knocked about so—I may have been into three or four houses before the White Lion, but not ten—I came out at 10 o'clock in the morning—Yeals' cart was outside the public-house—I did not tumble out of it, nor was I thrown out—the prisoner and Port struck me with the whip while I was in the cart, before the robbery—they wanted me to give them 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I would not; that was the first of it—I had not been in Edgware for ten years—I got out of the cart, and was knocked down and robbed about fifteen yards from the public-house, on the other side—I had been in the public-house about half an hour—I thought Yeals was coming, and got into the cart, but he was in the house—when they asked me for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I refused, and got out of the cart, and they hit me with the whip and knocked me down, and robbed me—cannot tell you what I spent, but I had 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. within 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I started from home—the prisoners did not pick me up off the gravel—I have not seen Yeals since—he is a hay salesman—I do not want to see him—he has been to several places to find me, and I would not see him—I do not charge him—he was indoors at the time of the robbery—it was a very violent blow with the whip on the back of my head, and it cut right through my hat—I cannot tell how many blows I had with the whip, for I was knocked insensible.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-133" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT JONES</persName> </hi>. On 15th December, about 4.30, I was going to my sisters', and saw Abrey in a cart opposite the White Lion—I heard the prisoner ask him for a shilling, which he would not give him—the prisoner asked him a second time, and Abrey said, "Let me get out of the cart!"—he got out, and the prisoner hit him across the back with the whip, bat not very violently—Abrey crossed the road to the bridge, and a man named Port said, "Let him alone, we will have him to-night"—Abrey went into the public-house, Robinson followed him in, and I heard him ask for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Port followed him as well—Abrey did not stay in the house above three minutes—I saw him come out again, and the prisoner then asked him for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he crossed over the road, and the prisoner followed him, and wanted to get him back into the White Lion—he refused to go back, and the prisoner caught hold of his shoulder and put him down on the ground—nobody helped the prisoner—he then put his hand into Abrey's right</p>
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<p>hand trowsers pocket, pulled it out, looked at something in his hand, and put it into his own pocket—I could see that there was something in his hand—he then hit Abrey across the head with the handle of this whip (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) while he was on the ground, and then went across the road into the White Lion—I did not hear Port say anything, but he picked up Abrey's hat, which was knocked off—the prisoner went in at the front door of the White Lion, and out at the side door—he did not stay in the house two minutes—he looked about, up and down the street, and then went into the village—Port stayed in the White Lion all that time—when Abrey was on the ground he cried out, "I am robbed I" and when he got back to the White Lion he told Yeals he had been robbed—he was not sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoner strike Abrey with the whip on the back, before he went into the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—they seemed all to go in together—after that there was the conversation about the 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Abrey was shockingly drunk—I remained outside till they came out again—it is not true that Port laid on Abrey while he was on the ground—he did not touch Abrey—he only put his hat on afterwards—he did not go near him at all—I am quite sure of that—Abrey's dress was rather torn before he went into the public-house, so much so that I noticed it—from the time Abrey went into the public, until he was robbed, was about twenty minutes; and from the time Abrey, Robinson, and the others came out of the public-house, to the time Abrey complained of being robbed, was about twenty minutes, not any longer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that you stood at the door of the public-house twenty minutes while this went on, without calling anybody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes I did—I have been in this witness box, I should say, about five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure of that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I am—I did not go into the public-house, or call anybody out of it—John Allum, a little boy, was standing outside the public-house also—he kept running in and out of the White Lion, and I remained there twenty minutes while this was going on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What have you got to say to standing there seeing the man robbed and illtreated, and not calling for assistance?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I called Mr. Yeals—I stood by the window, not by the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STANFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 34). I saw Abrey at a little after 5 o'clock, going down Edgware Road; he told me he had been robbed of 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and in consequence of what he said, I took the prisoner at the Chandos Arms—I searched his pockets, and found two sovereigns, a half-sovereign, three sixpences, some halfpence, and a knife, which Abrey swore to—he also had a bottle of gin, and some things which he bad just purchased.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long after you had seen Abrey did you take the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ten minutes—he was standing in the tap-room, with his hands in his pockets—that is about 400 yards from where the robbery was committed—Abrey was drunk—he said that he had been robbed of 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he did not say anything of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—his hands and knuckles were bleeding, his trowsers and leggings were torn, and his dress was much torn and dirty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-135" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLUM</persName> </hi>. I was coming home from school on 15th December, about 4 o'clock, and stopped against the White Lion—I found Harriett Jones there—I did not see the prisoner come out of the; but I saw his leg on the step of the cart, asking Abrey for a shilling—he said, "What have</p>
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<p>I to pay you a shilling for?"—the prisoner said, "To pay the ostler"—Abrey said, "I am not going to pay anyone," and got out of the cart, and went to the other side of the road—I forgot to say yesterday (
<hi rend="italic">before the Grand Jury</hi>) that Port said to Robinson, "Let him go, we will have him to-night,"and then Robinson stepped on the path—Abrey went down as far as the dealer's house; Yeals did not come out, and Robinson could not get him along, and Robinson and Port knocked him down on the road, and got hold of his shoulders, and knocked him up against the palings, and then Port went away, and Robinson followed him to the bridge, and knocked him down, and he fell, and got up again, and he knocked him down again—he was lying on his belly, and Robinson put his hand in his right hand pocked looked at it, and put it in his own pocket, and went away into the White Lion again, and came out and looked both ways, and ran up the town—I never saw him any more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was Harriett Jones there when you went up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I am sure I saw Abrey get out of the cart—he did not go into the public-house before he crossed the road—from the time he got out of the cart till I saw him on his belly, he did not go into the public-house—I was standing close to Harriett Jones; she could see what I saw—she was standing with me all the while—I am sure Port helped to drag Abrey, but he was not with Robinson all the time; he was helping Robinson five or ten minutes, and then went away—Abrey was very drunk—he had a pair of gaiters on, and one of them was pulled very nearly off his leg—he looked as if he had been tumbling about—I knew the prisoner in the village—I was about three-quarters of an hour looking at this—it was then 4.45—I a clock when it was just over—I know the prisoner, but not so well as I know Port—they could see Jones and me standing there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I picked the knife up outside the White Lion, where he fell down. I asked him if it was his, and he would not have it. The money was my own."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-161-18700110 t18700110-161-punishment-30"/>Twenty-five Strokes with the Cat</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-140" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MOREBY</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, of 25, Cutler Street, Houndsditch—on 13th December, shortly before 5 o'clock, I saw the prisoners and another man in Bishopsgate Street—Scott was wheeling a barrow, and the other were walking on either side—I followed them through Bishopsgate Street, and Camomile Street, and St. Mary Axe, into Houndsditch—Scott went four doors past Cutler Street with the barrow, and did not see Stewart and the other man, who turned up Cutler Street—Stewart then came out of Cutler Street, and called Scott, who turned the barrow round, and went</p>
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<p>into Cutler Street—I told Sergeant Brooks, who was in uniform—he went with me, and when we walked towards them, they all three ran away, and left the barrow and the chest in it—I ran after Scott, through White Street, and caught him in Harrow Alley, without losing sight of him—I held him till the sergeant came, and he was taken to the station—I went back into Cutler Street, and took the barrow to the station—I described Stewart to Burroughs—I have known him eight or nine years—I knew his name, and hie parents.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-141" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-141" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH BROOKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant.</hi>) Moreby spoke to me—I went into Cutler Street with him and saw three men with a barrow and a chest of tea—immediately they saw me they left the barrow and ran down White Street—I ran after them—Moreby stopped Scott, and I took him to the station—I am sure of him, because I kept him in sight all the while—Stewart is one of them, to the best of my belief.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURROUGHS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 240). Moreby gave a description to me, and I took Stewart on 16th December in Commercial Street, Spitalfields—I told him the charge—he said, "I was not in Bishopsgate Street that night at all; I know nothing about the tea"—Moreby identified him at the station, and said he had known him from a boy—he gave his address 16, Flower and Dean Street, which is a very low lodging house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Scott's Defence.</hi> I went down Thames Street to get a job; but was unsuc
<lb/>cessful. As I came home a man asked me to wheel the barrow which the tea was on, and he walked by my side. I did not know it was stolen. When the constable came he ran away, and I was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Stewart's Defence.</hi> I am innocent. I used to go to Moreby's mother to fetch goods.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SCOTT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-162-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-162-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-162-18700110 t18700110-162-punishment-31"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STEWART</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-162-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-162-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted, at Clerketenwell, in February</hi>, 1868,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-162-18700110 t18700110-162-punishment-32"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">a Soldier</hi>,) was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARNSWORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-144" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-144" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a widow—on 1st June, 1854, I was pew opener at the church of St. Gilea's-in-the-Fields, and was present at a marriage—it is so long ago that I cannot recollect the names, or whether the prisoner is the man; but I swear to my signature in this book—when parties come without witnesses I am one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-145" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TIMBERLAKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 205). I produce a marriage certificate, which I got from Ellen Henderson—I have compared it with the entry in the register of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields—it is a true copy. (
<hi rend="italic">This certified a marriage on 1st June</hi>, 1854,
<hi rend="italic">between John Henderson</hi>, 19,
<hi rend="italic">bachelor, and Ellen Murphy</hi>, 19,
<hi rend="italic">spinster.</hi>) I took the prisoner—he was charged by the inspector with intermarrying with Ellen Yeo while his wife was still alive—he said, "I believe my wife is still living."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700110-name-146" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-146" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-146" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, New Street, Dorset Square—the prisoner is my brother-in-law—he married my sister nine years ago; but I was not present—he left her for nine years, and then came home and lived with her—he is a soldier—they both came and lived at my house six months as man and wife—he allowed her 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a day pension for a year and a half while he was away from her—when I last saw him he was in the other Court—her name was Ellen Murphy—I have seen her marriage
<hi rend="italic">lines</hi>, because she</p>
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<p>sent them to the War Office—they were in my house when she lived with me—she is alive and is outside the Court—he called me his sister-in-law.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you recollect handing your ring to your sister to get married to John White, a shoemaker, in 18571?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but I do not know whether she got married or not—she brought it back—I did not see any other husband come home afterwards—I did not know John White—I do not remember an elderly man named Stafford coming to my house often—I do not know an old man who kept my sister—I do not remember sending my two sons to live with my sister at the time she was kept by Stafford.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> During the nine years he was away, were you acquainted with your sister all the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but I saw her very seldom—I was a long way from her, and might not see her for twelve months before she went into a situation—my husband got her into two or three situation—two months pension is due to her now—she received it every two months but she cannot get it now without her husband being there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700110-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-147" type="surname" value="YEO"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN YEO</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Cloudesley Road, Islington—on 1st June, 1868, my daughter was married to the prisoner—I was present and gave her away—he married her as a single man—I have compared the certificate (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) with the original, it is a true copy—he describes himself as a bachelor—they lived together as man and wife until 17th November following when he deserted her and her baby, and I never saw him again till 12th December, when, knowing he had a pension from the War Office, I went and made inquiries about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you ever ask me before the marriage if I was single?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I asked you if you were a bachelor, and you said, "Yes," and that you had no friends or relations—you courted my daughter seven or eight months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700110-name-148" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-148" type="surname" value="YEO"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-148" type="given" value="ELIZA AMELIA"/>ELIZA AMELIA YEO</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—I was married to the prisoner on 1st June, 1868—he represented himself as single—my child was born a fortnight after we were married—I wished him to marry me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> In 1854 I was married to Ellen Henderson, and was forced to leave her through her drunkenness. I was despatched to the Cape in 1855, and the night I passed through London, she was in prison for drunkenness, and I could not see her. I did not see her till 1863, when she was living with Mr. Stafford. I have seen him in her room at Horsely
<lb/>down. I went away to Manchester, and came back in 1864, and then she was living in New Compton Street, still kept by this man. I took her away from him, took her to Manchester, and lived with her there; but she was locked up there two or three times for drunkenness. I took her to London, and in one of her drunken fits she told me that since she was married to me she had got married to John White. I then left her, went to Somerset House, found that she was married to John White, and have never lived with her since. I have no children by her, but I have one by my second wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-163-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-163-18700110 t18700110-163-punishment-33"/>The Jury stated that they believed prisoner's wife was unfaithful to him and that he married Eliza Yeo, being pressed by her to do so in consequence of the condition she was in.—One month's Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to pay Tyler & Co.'s account, and he brought me this receipt as it is now—application was afterwards made for the money again, and I found that the receipt was a forgery—the prisoner was then in custody on another charge—I afterwards paid the amount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not Mr. Johnson say that it must be somebody else's forgery, because I was at Bath at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-151" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am collector to Tyler & Co., of Abingdon Street, sine merchants—this is not my signature to this receipt, it is the wrong initials—I am the only person who receives money there—this has no re
<lb/>semblance to my writing—I did not authorize anybody to sign my initials—the firm has claimed the amount, and it has been paid since—I never received the money before—I have received it since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>) I took the prisoner—the constable on the beat told me he had been walking about for some time in Tavistock Street—I questioned him, and he told me he could not rest, having had some money from his master to pay some bills, which he had appropriated to his own use—I took him to the station—he was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was at Penzance on 14th August The money never came into my hands at all.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Pigott.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MONTAGUE JACOBS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-159" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL PIPER</persName> </hi>. On Sunday evening, 26th December, the prisoner was at my father's house—he left about 2.15 in the morning with his son, Daniel, and me—when we got into the street (Lever Street) the prisoner said, "You will hear a report," and after we had gone about twenty yards I heard a report of a pistol, and saw a flash, and two or three minutes after
<lb/>wards I saw the boy Daniel on the ground—he had been standing in the middle of the road, about a yard from the prisoner—I had been with the prisoner the whole evening; but had not seen a pistol in his possession, nor did I hear him say anything about one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did be want you and your brother to go home and</p>
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<p>have a game at dominoes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it would take five minutes to walk to his house—he is very good tempered—he had a great coat on all the time he was in the house—I believe he wore another coat under it—he was in the house some hours—he came later than tea time, and stopped till 2.30—we had a friendly party, and were larking and joking all the evening, and when he came out he said, "You will hear a report."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is he any relation to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> My cousin—Mrs. Bright was just coming out at the door as it happened—it was close to our house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-160" type="given" value="GEORGE JAMES"/>GEORGE JAMES LARGE</persName> </hi>. On 27th December, a little after 2 in the morning, I was going up Lever Street, and saw the prisoner walking back
<lb/>wards, near the kerb, with both his hands in his coat pocket—I heard the report of a pistol, and saw the flash—the prisoner was then six yards from the boy—I called "Police!"—two constables came, and the boy was lying down in the road—I did not see the pistol.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner put his hands to his coat pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were in his coat pocket when I first saw him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-161" type="given" value="WINFORD"/>WINFORD WRAIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 177). On the morning of 27th Decem
<lb/>ber I was on duty in Lever Street, saw a flash, heard a report, ran to the spot, and saw a boy on the ground, and the prisoner standing over him—the boy said, "I am shot"—I said to the prisoner, "Who did it?"—he said, "I don't know"—I picked the boy up, took him into a house close by, and the prisoner followed—I stripped the boy in his presence, and found a wound in his chest—I took the boy to the station, went back to the house, and the prisoner was not there—he afterwards went to the station with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> While you were stripping the boy did the prisoner stand by?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I know that he went to the hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-162" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BRYANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) The boy Bright was brought to the station, and the doctor came—I sent for the prisoner, and he was brought by Wraight—I asked him what he knew of the matter, as his son had been shot—he seemed confused, and Large said, "You had better search him sir"—the prisoner said, "Yes, I have done it, I have been with my wife and two children to 19, George's Rood, Mr. Piper's; me and the child came out first, my wife stayed behind; I was standing on the pavement, a short distance from him, and I shot him, but he did not know I was going to do it"—I found a door key and some duplicates on him—he said, "I have not got the pistol, I threw it away, close by where I was standing; it was an old one, I had had it by me some years, I loaded it this afternoon, and took it with me; I told Charles and Daniel Piper I should give a report before I got home"—he appeared to be suffering from nervousness from drink, taken some days previous, not that day—I received from Dr. Yarrow a bullet, and two pieces of cloth from the boy's jacket—I went to the prisoner's house, and found this bullet mould (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in a dish—it correspond with the bullet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoner's hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes the palm of his right hand was very black with powder. I have seen it since, and it is spotted and the skin is abrased, rolled up with the jerk of the pistol—his left hand was black and smelt of powder.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-163" type="given" value="DANIEL WILLIAM"/>DANIEL WILLIAM BRIGHT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you remember going to your aunt's with your father on this night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; my father and mother and my two little cousins, the Pipers, were there—just before this happened my father asked the two young Pipers to come home and have a game at dominoes—my</p>
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<lb/>ing ourselves at our aunt's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-164" type="given" value="GEO EUGENE"/>GEO. EUGENE YARROW</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—I took this bullet from the boy—it was in the chest wall, between the skin and the ribs—there was powder in the boy's face—a small quantity of powder would leave marks on his face if it was fired close to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "The only thing I have to say is, that when I went to let the pistol off it stuck in my hand, and I put up my left hand to stop it and burnt my hand, and that caused it to come so low as to shoot the boy, because I was going to fire it up the street, and I had no thought of touching the child."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-172" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE JONES</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Maritime Cottages, Bromley-by-Bow, and am a widow—about 1.30 on the afternoon of 21st December I heard a knock at the door—I was in the house' alone and went to open it—I saw two men, one with a large beard and large whiskers, and the other was a young man not disguised at all—I said, "What do you want?"—they made no answer—I said, "You have made a mistake—they still never spoke—they then tried to rush past me, but I put my hand across the passage to prevent them going in, and I screamed out, and with that Pickford took me round the throat and held me tight over my mouth, and said, "If you scream again I will shoot you"—he had a pistol in his hand—I was still being held—I knocked his hand away from my mouth and screamed again—he then put his hand right down my throat—I am suffering now from something he has done in my throat—he said to the other man, "Pull down the pictures—he was in my bedroom, pulling down one—he said, "I can't get it down, and Pickford said, "Give it a pull, give it a pull "I tried to get his hand out of my mouth, and I bit his finger; but I was afraid of the blood coming into my mouth, and I preferred not biting them sufficiently to hurt him—I knocked the pistol up, and the cap fell off—I said, "The pistol is not loaded—he said, "Oh yes it is—I said, "If you want my pictures, take them and let me go"—I struggled a good deal and slipped under his arm—I rushed to the back door and made an alarm—I had seen Pickford</p>
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<p>before on one occasion—he had been working at my house—I never saw the other man before—I knew Pickford's voice—Morris is the man who was with him—I never saw him before, and I never saw him again till I saw him at the Police Court on the Friday after—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the pistol that was presented at me by Pickford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You had never seen Morris before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—his face was turned towards me when he was pulling the pictures down—I was very frightened—they were about ten minutes in the house—I don't know how Morris was dressed—I said I believed Morris was the man, and I do firmly believe it—I am quite sure about Pickford—I am more certain about one than the other—the constable took me to the station, and said he had got the other man—I picked him out from five or six others—there were no policemen amongst them—they were men about his own age.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Pickford. Q.</hi> How do you know one of the men was disguised?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Of course I am very well convinced, because here are the things he was dis
<lb/>guised in—I knew your voice, and I said at the time, "I know that voice well"—the moment you spoke at the Police Court, I knew you—I don't know what coat you had; I fancied it was a darker one than you have got now, but I don't judge by your clothes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-173" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Britannia public-house, Bow—about 1.30, on 21st December, I was in the neighbourhood of Maritime Cottages—I heard screams of "Murder!" and "Thieves!"—I saw the prisoner Pickford, with another man, come out of the iron gate leading to the cottages where Mrs. Jones lives—there is only one gate—they came running out—Pickford was nearest to me, and I followed him through the cemetery gates—I saw him pulling off this
<hi rend="italic">Dundreary</hi>, so termed—he ran into the cemetery; the other man went towards the railway arches—I followed Pickford into the cemetery, and he stopped, and said, "What are you following me for?"—I said, "I don't know—he said, "I have done nothing"—I said, "We are both on the same; I shan't leave you till you come back—he said, "Won't you?"—I said, "No, I shall never leave you—with that another party joined him, and wanted to know what was the matter—he said, alluding to me, "That man is fol
<lb/>lowing me"—the other party said, "Come away;" and he put up his umbrella, and they walked away together—I followed them out of the cemetery gates, down the Bow Road, to the Burdett Road—Pickford went into his address in the Burdett Road, a cigar shop, with the other party—I waited till they came out, and they went to the Castle tavern, four doors off—they went in at the side entrance, passed through one compart
<lb/>ment to another, and were coming out of the front entrance—I was at the corner, and had a full view of both doors—Pickford looked out, and I said, "I am waiting for you"—he then went to the back of the house, and got over a wall—he came back again, bleeding from the eye—I caught him, and said, "You have done a fine thing for yourself—he said, "Yes, you b——, I have got you to thank for this—I said, "I am getting tired of running after you, and if I don't start with you, I shall make it warmer for you than what it is"—he said, "What have I done?"—I said, "I know you have done something"—I took him into the Grove Road, leading out of the Bow Road, till I saw a constable in the distance,
<hi rend="italic">K</hi> 366—I gave him notice to come to my assistance, and I gave Pickford into his charge—I never lost sight of Pickford at all, from the time I saw the men run out of the gate till he stopped in the cemetery—I went to the station on the 24th, when Morris was in custody, but I could not recognize him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not see the face of the other man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not recognize Morris as the man who joined Pickford in the cemetery—I have not the slightest idea whether the man who joined him in the cemetery was the man who came out of the gate with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Pickford. Q.</hi> Did you notice anything on the face of the man you say was me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, you had a large moustache and whiskers on—you were pulling them off with your left hand when I gave chase to you—you were about thirty yards from me—I did not lose sight of you, only for a blink, when you turned into the cemetery—I did not see you get over the wall at the back of the public-house—I was waiting in front—there was no other way to get out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-174" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, living at 10, Royal Street, Mile End—on 21st December I was in Bow Cemetery, about 1.30—I saw Pick
<lb/>ford run by the engine-house, where I was standing, and in a moment or two I saw Russell in pursuit of him—I ran after them—I saw Pickford put his hand in his coat pocket and place something down at the side of a grave—I still pursued him, and I saw the beard in his hand—he threw it in between the graves—I caught him, and asked him what he was doing—he said, "Nothing"—I asked Russell what he was doing, and he said he did not exactly know what he was doing; but he had heard screaming at the Maritime Cottages—I said, "I will give him into your hands now," and they went across on to the road, and presently there was a young man came in the back gates and joined him—he said, "Halloa, Harry, what is the matter?"—he said, "Nothing, of course—the man then put the umbrella up, and they went through the cemetery, and Russell followed them—I went back to where I saw the things thrown, and found these whiskers—a fellow workman found the pistol.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> A man came up and joined him, you say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—to the best of my belief it was Morris—I don't believe it was that man (
<hi rend="italic">Fleming</hi>)—he was taller than that man by an inch or two.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 366). I was in the Globe Road, about 2 o'clock on the afternoon of 21st December—Pickford was given into my custody by Russell—Pickford was running—I asked him why he was run
<lb/>ning—he said he was running away from Russell, as he had been assaulting him, and had struck him in the eye—I took him to the station—I received some caps from Mrs. Jones—I found a cap in his pocket at the station—they corresponded—I went to 4, Burdett Road, where the prisoner's father lives—I found a powder flask and some caps there, which corresponded with those Mrs. Jones had given me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-176" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, John Street, Mile End—I was in the cemetery on this afternoon—I saw Pickford come in to the cemetery, and Russell after him—Murray ran one way, and I ran the other—Murray stopped him, and brought him into the road—another party joined him, put the umbrella over his head, and said, "What's amiss?"—after they had gone away I made a search, and found this pistol, standing up at the side of one of the graves—I gave it to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the other man like Morris?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, very much like him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Pickford. Q.</hi> What part of the cemetery were you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Right against the gateway where you came in—you ran past me, quite close—I did not see you throw, any thing away, because I went the other way—you were going towards the fence, to get over—you wore running—I did not lose sight of you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STENNKTT</persName> </hi>. I was in the cemetery on the afternoon of 21st December—I saw Pickford in the cemetery, a surrounded by a number of persons—a person came up with an umbrella in his hand, and asked what was up, and took him by the arm and said, "Come on, this is our way"—I believe that man to be Morris.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You said before the Magistrate he was like Morris?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said I believed him to be Morris—the man standing up there (
<hi rend="italic">Fleming</hi>) I believe was not the man—I don't swear that Morris was the man—I can swear positively to Pickford—the man came from the Bow Common, passed the engine house, where we were all talking to Pickford.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700110-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700110-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-178" type="surname" value="WATSON"/>
<interp inst="t18700110-name-178" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WATSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Washington Street, Limehouse—on 21st December, I was in the Burdett Road, about 10.30—I saw the prisoners in company—I spoke to Pickford—I did not speak to Morris—I did not know him by name—I had seen him before, several times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You are not very positive about the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> am; because I started away from the East India Docks at 10 o'clock, and I met them at 10.30—I did not stop on the way—it was rainimr—I am a labourer—a policeman came to me and took me to identify them—I saw Morris at Arbour Square—he took me to the cell, and I said he was the same party.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THURSE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer K</hi>) I took Morris into custody at his own house, 61, Merchant Street, Bow Road—I told him I should take him for a robbery and assaulting an old lady, with Pickford, at Maritime Cottages, Bromley—he said, "I know all about it, this is what Pickford's company has brought upon me; I hope you will give me a fair chance; I suppose you know I was at work at the time?"—I took him to the station, and placed him with six or seven other men, and he was seen by the witnesses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He said he was at work with his father at Spital
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—that is two and a half to three miles from Mrs. Jones' house—he was put in the reserve room with five or six others—two or three of them were policemen—they were not in uniform—the others were out of the streets.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-179" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER KERREST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K.</hi>) On 21st December, I went to 4, Burdett Road, with Wilson—that was the address Pickford gave—I went upstairs, and in a carpenter's tool box I found this powder flask containing a small portion of powder, a bullet mould, and some caps—I have seen the caps that were given up by Mrs. Jones—they are similar to those I found—I received this pistol and beard produced—I examined the pistol at the police-station, and found it was not loaded—I also found a life preserver at Pickford house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called following Witnesses for Morris.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18700110-name-180" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-180" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FLEMING</persName> </hi>. I live at Colley Street, Stepney Green, and am a carpenter—on Tuesday, 21st December, I met Pickford at Limehouse, behind the church, about 11.30—I had known him before; not as a friend, only by seeing him of an evening at the place I used to frequent—he had an umbrella with him—he said he was looking after a job—there was another man with him—it was not Morris—his name was William Sizely—I knew him, and had seen him frequently before—we went to an eating-house, and I lent him a shilling—we left there, and went to the arches in Bow Common Lane—we got there about 12.45—Pickford then said he was going to a woman for some money, and they went away—I waited four or</p>
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<p>five minutes—they did not come back to me, but I saw Sizely running first, and then I saw Pickford running after, and the witnesses after him—I went up and asked Pickford what was the matter—they had not told me what they were going to do before that—he had left his umbrella with me before he went away—he said, "You know where to take it to if we don't return in a quarter of an hour"—they never said anything to me about going to the house—Sizely ran outside the cemetery, under the arches, and got clear away altogether—Pickford had no beard on when he was with me, or when I joined him again—I asked him what had happened—he said, "Nothing, I will tell you another time/' and took hold of ray arm, and said, "Come on, come"—I said, "This is the way"—he said, "No, this is the way;" and we went to his father's house—the witness still followed us—I asked him whether he was following me or Pickford, and he said, "Neither"—I was with Pickford when he had the ale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you known Pickford much before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Per
<lb/>haps three months, only seeing him of an evening frequenting the place where I used to go—I have not given evidence before—I knew all the time that it was Sizely who was with Pickford—I did not hear that Morris was taken up until last Friday, when I was served with a subpœna—when we were in the public-house Pickford went out at the back—he went down the passage—I have stated before to-day who the other man was—I don't know Maritime Cottages, or the street where they went.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Pickford.</hi> You were with me the best part of the morning.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes; I did not see you with any pistol or moustache.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-181" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at Spitalfields and am a master builder—the prisoner Morris is my son—I have ten children—I have been in business twenty years—I live at 61, Merchant Street, Bow Road—there was never anything against my son till this—I remember Tuesday, 21st December, very well—we left home at 7 o'clock and went to the workshop—we arrived there about 8—Maritime Cottages is about two miles and a half from there—my son was at work all day with the exception of a quarter of an hour, about 1 o'clock, when I sent him to fetch some tools from Crispin Street, Spitalfields—that about five minutes' walk—it was a public-house, the Horn of Plenty—I had been working there the day before, and sent him for the tools left there—he came back in about a quarter of an hour and was with me till 5 o'clock, when he went home with me and had his tea—after my son was committed I received a letter from him, in consequence of which I found out about Fleming—I communicated with the police—I told them I had the man who was; with Pickford, and they refused to go with me—they said they could not take him or do any
<lb/>thing with him—I saw Fleming the Friday after the committal, and I sub him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you tell the police who the young man was?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I told them about Fleming, but I did not know the other young man's name; but I found it out when I went to Fleming—my son works regularly with me, and has done for five years—we were doing a job at the Horn of Plenty—we were at work there the whole of the week up to Christmas Eve—two men were working for me as well—my son did not go away to get his dinner—he was only away a quarter of an hour when he went to get the tools.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-182" type="given" value="MICHABL"/>MICHABL WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Horn of Plenty, Crispin Street, Spitalfields—I know William Morris and his father—they had been working</p>
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<p>at the house—they went to their shop to make a partition for the house on Monday, and left the tools behind, and on Tuesday he came to fetch them—that was on the 21st December—he came about four or five minutes past I—he got the tools—he had a pint of half-and-half, and gave the biggest part to me—he was there some minutes talking about the partition they were going to fix, and I told him it would hide the clock—it was very little past I then—I remember it was the 21st, because it was St. Thomas day—my attention was called to this on the Christmas Eve when Morris was taken up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who called your attention?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> His father told me he was taken on Christmas Eve, and asked me if I remembered his being there, or words to that effect—I said I remembered it perfectly well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700110-name-183" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAMMELL</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Horn of Plenty, Crispin Street, Spitalfields—I know Morris and his father—they were at work for me for some considerable time—I remember young Morris coming to the house on Tuesday, 21st, to fetch some tools away that had been left the day before—he stayed about a quarter of an hour—he came about I, or a little after—I quite positive he was there—I was sitting at dinner at the time.</p>
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