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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 28th, 1870, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-2" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the city of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FRY CHANNELL</hi>, Knt,. one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P. and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARREN STORMES HALE</hi>, ESQ., Alder
<lb/>men of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-4" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN GURNEY</hi>, Q.C., Alder
<lb/>men of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart, M.P.,
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-6" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-7" 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="t18700228-name-8" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-9" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CAUSTON</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman,
<hi rend="italic">Sheriff.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-10" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER CROSLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-11" type="given" value="ALEXANDER JOHN"/>ALEXANDER JOHN BAYLIS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BESSLEY, MAYOR. FIFTH 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, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognizance in</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-22" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid to my father, who keeps the Ticket Porter public-house, 5, Arthur Street West, City—about 7.30, on Saturday evening, 5th February, the prisoner came for a glass of six ale, and gave me a shilling—I put it in the till—there was only a two shilling piece and a half-crown there—I gave him change, a sixpence and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—about ten minutes afterwards he asked for another glass of six ale, and put down another shilling—I saw it was bad, and told him so—he said it was not—I then went to the till and found the other one was bad also—I told him they were both bad—he said they were not; he had not given me any bad money—I told him if he would give me back the change I would not call a policeman; he would not, and he was given in charge—I marked the shillings, and gave them to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I know nothing about it; I was rather in liquor.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He pretended to be tipsy when I gave him in charge, but before that he appeared sober enough.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-23" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JUPP</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, of 3, Fann Court, Upper Thames Street—I was in the Ticket Porter public-house on this evening, and saw the prisoner there—I saw him ask for a glass of ale and receive the change, but I did not notice the coin he gave—he just sipped the ale, and gave the rest to a man who was begging; he seemed about half
<hi rend="italic">tight</hi>—I saw him have a second glass of ale, and Miss Hawkins found the shilling was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-24" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOWERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 620). The prisoner was given into my charge, with the coin—I searched him, and in a bag found two half-crowns, a florin, five shillings, nine sixpences, and a threepenny-piece, and in his trowsers pocket 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—he gave two false addresses—he appeared to be the worse for drink, but I did not think he was; he pre
<lb/>tended to be so—he offered to pay the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-25" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALTHON</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, in Bishopsgate Street—these two shillings are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not aware I had any bad money about me; I was very drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">further</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at this Court, in March,</hi> 1869, for a like offence.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-28" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE MCLAREN</persName> </hi>. I reside at Rokeby House, Marine Parade, Brighton—on the 22nd January I sent a post-office order for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., to London, pay
<lb/>able to the order of Francis Goodlake, Esq.,
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> office, Printing-house Square, Blackfriars, London—I got the order at the chief office, at Brighton, and sent it in an envelope to the address I have mentioned—I posted the letter at 12.5; this is the order and the letter I wrote.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., payable to F. Goodlake—I sent a letter of advice to the office in London; a letter posted at Brighton about 12 o'clock should arrive in London the same night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-30" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN HATCHINSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the advertisement office of the
<hi rend="italic">Times,</hi> Printing-house Square—Mr. Francis Goodlake is the head of the office—I am authorized by Mr. Goodlake to sign his name to post-office orders that come to the office—our usual course is to pay them into the bank—this letter never came into our hands, nor did the order for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the signature on the order is not in my handwriting, nor is it Mr. Good
<lb/>lake's—I don't know the prisoner Lowe at all—he is not employed in that department—on the following Monday morning I received a letter from Messrs. McLaren.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-31" type="given" value="JAMES FORD"/>JAMES FORD WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am one of the paying clerks at the Aldersgate-street Money Order Office—this letter and order are directed to that office received a letter of advice in the ordinary course—on Monday, January—I 24th, this order was presented to me between 1 and 2 o'clock by Lowe—I was aware that the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> office paid their money order through the bank, and I asked the prisoner questions as to how he came by the orders—he said he had it from the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> office, from a gentleman—I asked him if he knew the gentleman's name, and he said he did not, that he was em
<lb/>ployed at the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> office—I asked him in what department, and he did not know—I then sent the constable of the office round to the front, and in his hearing I repeated the question I had previously asked him; he gave me</p>
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<p>the same answers—he was then sent over to the solicitor's office in charge of the constable—the order was signed as it is now with the name of "F. Good
<lb/>lake"—the prisoner showed me this letter as evidence that the order belonged to him—I did not see any envelope.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-32" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHARPE</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger in the Money Order Office—on Monday, January 26, I saw Lowe at the office—I was told to go behind him—the last witness asked him where he brought the order from—he said from the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> office, it was given to him by a gentlemen, he did not know his name—I took him into custody and took him over to the solicitor's office; as we were going there I asked him where he got the order from—he said he received it from a man near a church in the Strand—I said "Which church," and he said "near Temple Bar"—I said "Well, supposing you got the money, were you to take it to him?—he said "Yes"—I said "Should you know the man again?"—he said "Yes"—before we left the Order Office I saw the prisoner Redford, looking from the door into the office—I saw him again about eight days after, when he was taken into custody—I am quite sure he is the man who was looking in—I can swear to him—I had not known him at all before—he was looking over the door when I was standing behind Lowe—I did not see anything of him when I went out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-33" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BURNSIDE</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Duke of York public-house, Gloucester Street, Clerkenwell—on Monday, January 24th, between 12.30 and 1 o'clock Redford came to my house—I knew him previously—he asked to look in the Directory for a person of the name of Goodlake—I produced the Directory—I found the name of Edward Goodlake, barrister, in the Court Guide—he said that was not the one he wanted—I then looked in the Trades' Directory and saw Francis Goodlake, Printing-house Square—he said "That is the one"—he left soon after that—I had seen him at my house before on several occasions, in company with a letter carrier in uniform—I saw him again the following day—he dined at my house with his wife and two or three others; the same letter carrier was with him then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-34" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY LOWE</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Plumber's Place, Clerkenwell—the prisoner Lowe is my brother—on 24th January, about 1.30, Redford came to our house—my brother went out to him, and they went away together—my brother did not come home again at all—I worked at the Gas Works with my brother—we went home for our dinner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I was in search of Redford for about a week at the instance of the Post Office—on the morning of 10th February, I went with Legg to Whiskin Street, Clerk
<lb/>enwell, and found him there—I told him I was a detective officer, and I should take him into custody for being concerned with Thomas Lowe in forging and uttering a Post Office order for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on 24th January—I asked him if he had anything to say—he said, "I picked it up outside of a public-house in St. John Street Road last Monday week"—I then took him to the Post Office, and he said, "I picked it up outside the Mail Coach public-house, it was in an envelope, with a letter enclosed. The envelope was addressed, but I did not read it. I took the letter to Thomas Lowe, Plumber's Place, Rosoman Street"—he was asked why he took it there, and he made no answer—he was then taken to Bow Lane station, and charged—I asked him whether he was in Aldersgate Street on the 24th, and he said he was not—he was placed with eight or nine others, and Sharpe picked him out—I knew where Redford lived; I had been watching his house—he was not there during the time I was watching it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-36" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOURNE</persName> </hi> I am foreman at the Gas Works, Blackfriars—the two prisoners worked there—Redford was a fireman—he left on 23rd January, and did not return—I don't know why he left—I called at his house to know why he had left, and he was not at home—he had worked there eight or ten years—he did not give any notice that he was going to leave—he was at work on the 23rd, but did not come after that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Redford's Defence.</hi> I found the Post Office order on the 24th, between 12.30 and 1 o'clock, at the corner of St. John Street, with the envelope open, signed "Francis Goodlake" on the order, and I went to Lowe's house, and said. "Take this to the Money Order Office," and he went with me. That is all I have to say.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lowe's Defence.</hi> This man came and asked me to take the order. I can't read or write, and I took it in. I did not know what it was, or what name was on the order.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-39" type="given" value="THOMAS MORLEY"/>THOMAS MORLEY WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer, of 24, Milk Street—about 1st January, the prisoner called at my warehouse and requested me to give him a commission in connexion with others that he had in the trade, upon orders for account books and printing, to which, after making inquires, I ac
<lb/>ceded upon certain terms; he was to have 5 per cent upon one particular class of goods, and 10 per cent, upon another—he asked bow I paid my commission travelers—I said once a month—he said he was rather in low water, and if I could make it once a weak he should like it much
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the prisoner's commission upon that would be about 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. he took his commission for the whole week, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. would be included in that—on 15th January he brought me eight order, one was from Mr. Parsons, of Brentford, amounting to 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., for a ledger and two dozen pass books with his name printed on them—he was paid 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. commission on the whole of the orders that week, including that—the goods were sent in pursuance of these orders and were returned to me as never having been ordered; they were all spurious orders—the other orders were from Robert Gough, of Windsor, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; Mr. Gurney, of Matthews, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; Mr. Richardson, of Turnham Green, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and Mr. Coles, of Brentford, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I paid him his commission upon all those orders, supposing them to be genuine—he said he had received the orders from all those persons, and he entered them in this order book—some time afterwards, in consequence of what I heard, I gave him in charge—he said, "It serves me right all I get, you have been a good friend to me, and if you come to my brother-in-law in Holborn, he will pay you the amount, what
<lb/>ever it is"—I had lent him money to go on his journeys—he asked me the amount I should lose by him—I said I had not had time to go into it, but I should think it would be very little short of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> On what day did I commence to travel for you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I</p>
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<p>believe on Monday the 3rd—I very likely advanced you 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., when I gave you the samples; you said you were very hard up—I was not to pay any part of your expenses; I did not engage you especially for town or country travel
<lb/>ing, you went where you liked, I made no written agreement, it is not usual—I believe you brought me some orders on the 6th; they were like the rest, all false—I took no receipt for the money I paid you—I advanced you 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 10th January, for which I have your I O U—I lent you a black leather bag to put your samples in, which I afterwards received back—I do not usually pay the commission when the orders are brought, and I never will again, but I thought you were an honest man; these goods were all to be paid for on delivery—I lent you 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 24th, to buy a pair of boots—I paid you 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. altogether—you wanted to go with the goods on the 24th, but I would not let you; you received some money and did not account for it—this prosecution is not at the instigation of a Mr. Muschany and your sister-in-law, Lucy Bannister; I don't know her; Mr. Muschany was your reference, and it is a question whether he won't have to stand the racket of it, for giving it—you did not say, when I gave you into custody, that you would pay for the orders that were done, nor that you were then going to your brother-in-law for the money; you were trying to run away from me—nothing was mentioned about bad debts when I engaged you—it is not usual for commission travellers to pay half the bad debts.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PEARGE</persName> </hi>. I am a corn-dealer, at Great College Street, Camden Town—I know the prisoner by sight—he has called two or three times, for orders, at my shop—he called about the beginning of January—I did not give him any order—he said he was travelling for Mr. Wood—soon after he had called, a ledger came, directed to me from Mr. Wood—it was left at my place a few days, and then Mr. Wood's porter took it away again—I had not ordered it from Mr. Wood—I did not order any goods from him in January.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I called on you, did you ask the price of a ledger?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not ask you to send one for approval.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-41" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PARSONS</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, carrying on business at Brentford—I know the prisoner—I did not give him any order previous to 15th January, on account of Mr. Wood or anyone else.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How long have you known me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Six or seven yean—I don't know anything about Mr. Wood paying you commission.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-42" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RICHARDSON</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at Camden Terrace, Turnham Green—the prisoner has called upon me two or three times for orders—I knew him as travelling for Mr. Fisher—I never ordered anything from him on account of a Mr. Wood, in January last—some stationery was sent to me, and I returned it—I bad not ordered it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I show you some patterns of pass-books?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I said they were far superior to those I had got—I did not order a dozen, or expect them to come—I don't know that Mr. Wood paid you commission upon the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-43" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GURNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a biscuit baker, at Uxbridge—the prisoner was in the habit of coming to me, to solicit orders—I never gave him an order for bill-heads, in January last, from Mr. Wood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, at London Street, Uxbridge—I don't know the prisoner—I never gave him any order for Mr. Wood, or anyone else—he might have been to my place, but I can't say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-45" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GOUGH</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, at Windsor—I know the prisoner—I never gave him any order in January last—I have known him some years</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-46" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a fruiterer, at Uxbridge—I know the prisoner—I never gave him any order, in January last, on account of Mr. Wood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, alleged that the money he received was on commission, and although he might have been wrong in giving the order, they were only to be regarded at bad debts, for which he was partly liable.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-252-offence-1 t18700228-name-53"/>Arthur Macnamara</persName>, the master of Wayman—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-252-18700228 t18700228-252-punishment-9"/>Six Months' Imprison
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-253-offence-1 t18700228-name-55"/>William Medcalf</persName>, having been before convicted—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-253-18700228 t18700228-253-punishment-10"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18700228-253-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MICHAEL McCARTHY</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700228-254-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-254-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to three indictments for embezzling and stealing 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and other sums, the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-254-offence-1 t18700228-name-57"/>Horace Lloyd</persName>, his master, and </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18700228-254-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-254-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to feloniously forging receipts for the payment of money, with intent to defraud—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-254-18700228 t18700228-254-punishment-11"/>Seven Years' Paul Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WOTHERSPOON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-59" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the King John's Head, Albemarle Street—on 25th January at 10 p.m. I served the prisoner with a glass of ale, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I tested it; handed it to Mr. Shelly, who was in the bar—it was bad—he gave it back to me—I sent for a policeman, and handed it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you sure it was me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Confident—you were taken on the spot.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-60" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SHELLY</persName> </hi>. I keep the King John's Head—I received a bad shilling from the last witness—I gave it back to her, and sent for a police
<lb/>man—I afterwards marked it, and gave it to the policeman—the prisoner said that it was given to him by a gentleman for unloading a cab—I gave him in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARICOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C R</hi> 26). I took the prisoner—he was remanded and discharged, not being known before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I am mistaken for another man altogether.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You are the man; I have known you some time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-62" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of Red Lion Street, Holborn—on Saturday night, 29th June, the prisoner purchased a piece of meat of me, which come to 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave my wife a half-crown—I put it in the tester and it was bad—I gave him in charge—he offered to pay with a good half-crown, but I declined.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I give you my right address, in Hanover Court
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I took a good deal of trouble to find out your fellow-workmen, but could not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-63" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 97). I took the prisoner—he said that he received the half-crown as wages from his master, who lived five turnings over Westminster Bridge, and that he lived at a fourpenny lodging-house in Hanover Court, Long Acre—I found that he had lodged in Hanover Court, at a fourpenny lodging-house, for two or three nights—I could not find his master—I found on the prisoner three good half-crowns and a florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I give my address, 11, George Street; I stopped there four years and a half?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and they said that no such man lived there; you also said Hanover Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing of the three first witnesses—I am taken for another man—I did not know the half-crown was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WOTHERSPOON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-66" type="given" value="LAURENCE"/>LAURENCE BURKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E R</hi>). On 30th January, about 1 a.m., I was on duty in Tottenham Court Road, and saw the prisoner, who had left a four-wheel cab standing alone—I asked him for his badge—he said that it was at Scotland Yard, and made several excuses—I found he was drunk, and took him to the station, and also the cab—I found this purse (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on the box of the cab, under the driver's cushion—I searched the prisoner, and found on him a bad half-crown and shilling, and some good money—he said that he knew nothing about the purse—I asked him about the bad money in his purse—he said that he had been to Victoria Station, and must have got it there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown and shilling found on the prisoner are bad—these seven half-crowns found in the cab are all bad, and three of them are from the same mould as the one found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that a gentleman, two ladies, and a little girl, hired his cab; that the gentleman rode outside, and must have left his purse there, and that the bad money found on him was what the gentleman paid him with.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-256-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-68" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-68" type="given" value="SIDNEY ROBERT"/>SIDNEY ROBERT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am Clerk of Newgate Prison—I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court. John Emery Emmerson, con
<lb/>victed of uttering, April,</hi> 1864,
<hi rend="italic">confined one year</hi>")—I was present—the prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was at Manchester at the time.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I saw you tried by the Recorder.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-69" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-69" type="surname" value="REEVES"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-69" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT REEVES</persName> </hi>. I am a warder of Coldbath Fields Prison—the prisoner was brought there on 18th April, from this Court—I saw him daily—he is the person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I am not the man, I was at work at Manchester at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-70" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-70" type="surname" value="LOCKYER"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-70" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LOCKYER</persName> </hi>. In 1864 I was a warder of Coldbath Fields, and saw the prisoner there—I believe I took him there from Newgate, and saw him</p>
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<p>there daily—he would be under my special charge, and I had known him previously—he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I have known you thirty years; but I was at won at Greenwood's, at Manchester, at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-256-18700228 t18700228-256-punishment-13"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WOTHERSPOON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-72" type="given" value="REBECCA JANE"/>REBECCA JANE COUDRAT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid to Mr. Ross, of Throgmorton Street—on 14th February I served the prisoner with a glass of sherry, which came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and recognized him as having given me two bad florins on the Saturday—he gave me a half-crown—I looked at it, and found it was bed—I called Mr. Ross, showed it to him, and said, "This is the man who give me two bad florins on Saturday"—the prisoner said, "No, I have not been in the place—Mr. Ross gave him in charge—on the Saturday, about 5 o'clock, he came in for a glass of port, and gave me a florin—I put it in the till—there were no other florins there—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, god he went away, leaving half of the wine—he came again ten minutes afterwards for another glass of port, and gave me another florin, which I put into the till, where there was only the florin I had already put in, some gold, and a few sixpences—I gave him the change; he drank the wine, and left—shortly afterwards a gentleman came in for a half-pint of wine, and gave me a sovereign—I gave him a half-sovereign, three florins, and three shillings—these two florins were among it—I took the change from the same drawer—I had taken some silver in the interim, and another florin—he brought these two florins back to me on Monday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Who gave you the third florin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have no idea—the other barmaid may have taken it, and put it in the till—I am positive of you—I recognized you at once when I heard you speak.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-73" type="given" value="JOSEPH ROBERT"/>JOSEPH ROBERT ROSS</persName> </hi>. I keep a Restaurant, in Throgmorton Street—on 16th February the last witness handed me a half-crown, and said that the prisoner was the man who had passed two bad florins on the Saturday—he denied it—I tried the half-crown, found it was bad, and gave him in charge, with the two florins and the half crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-74" type="given" value="JOHN JAMES"/>JOHN JAMES GINHAM</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Tupper & Co., iron merchants—one Saturday, about 5.30, I got a half-pint of wine, and Miss Coudray gave me change for a sovereign: a half-sovereign, and to the best of my recollection, three shillings and three florins—that was the only silver I had—I paid one of the florins back to her, and took the other tow away—I gave one of them to a cabman at Highbury station, for a shilling fare—he returned it as bad—I then handed him the other, which he likewise returned as bad—I took them back to Miss Coudray on Monday morning—I am sure they were the same—I had not received any money in the interval.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-75" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWNING</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver—Mr. Ginham paid me with a florin, which I found was bad; he gave me another, and told me to try that, and that was bad—he got change and paid me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-76" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SAWFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 150). I took the prisoner—searched him at the station and found two good half-crowns, a penny, and a farthing—he gave a correct name and address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown and these florins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi>—"I was not in the house</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not in the place. I was with a gentleman who has gone to Paris, or I could prove it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and as he had given me a bed one on the 4th, I tried it; he said "No good?"—I said "No; and you are the gentleman who gave me one on the 4th"—he said "Me?"—I got over the counter and seized him, sent for a constable and gave him in charge with the 2
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<hi rend="italic">See next case</hi>) with two Banbury cakes, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a florin very quietly, and held two fingers up, saying "Two"—I tried it with my teeth and found it soft and gritty—I laid it down and said "This is a bad one"—he took it up and gave me a half-crown, saying "It is good"—I do not know which he meant—I gave him the change, four coppers and 2
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-82" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DARLING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">T</hi> 261). Mr. Woolmore called me and I followed Pitts, who he pointed out, and saw the prisoner join him about a quarter of a mile from the shop—they walked in company about 80 yards, saw me behind them, and went down a turning together and took different directions—I got assistance and took the prisoner—I told him I should charge him with being concerned in passing counterfeit coin—he said "No me"—I took him to the station and found on him a bad florin and 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver, 13 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and eighteen postage stamps.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">T R</hi> 33). Darling called to me to take Pitts, which I did—when we got to the station, before they were placed in the dock, Theodore pretended to take his hand out of his pocket, and I saw some
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) run through the grate—I found on Pitt a bad florin, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, good money, a memorandum book and some pawn-tickets relating to women's wearing apparel.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad, the two florins are from the same mould; this metal is the same as bad coins are made of; a good coin will not melt in the fire.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted of a like offence at this Court, in March</hi> 1869,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">The evidence given in the last place was repeated.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Pitts' Defence.</hi> I did not know I had a bad florin in my pocket; I changed a piece of money at Carrera's the tobacconist's, and had no other money; I met this man coming from Richmond and I was going there, I spoke a few words to him and left him, and when about fifty steps from him the policeman stopped me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prosecutor recommended Vincent to mercy.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution: and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITH</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-263-offence-1 t18700228-name-93"/>the London and North Western Railway Company</persName>, his masters.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18700228-263-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-263-18700228 t18700228-263-punishment-20"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ROWE</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700228-264-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a request for the delivery of two 18 gallon casks of ale, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-95" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-95" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD"/>CHARLES EDWARD HUTT</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Bernard, brewers, Upper Thames Street—on the afternoon of 1st February the prisoner brought this note and said he would wait for an answer—he then said he would go and fetch a cart to take them away, and return in ten minutes—he did so—in the meantime I had received information, and gave him into custody—we have a customer of the name of Mulcock, who keeps the George public-house—(
<hi rend="italic">Note read</hi>: "Feb. 1, '70. Messrs. Bernard—Please deliver to bearer 2-18 of pale, as I want them for an order immediate. S. Mulcock.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I say I came from Mr. Mulcock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you merely presented the order.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-96" type="surname" value="MULCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-96" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MULCOCK</persName> </hi>. I keep the George public-house, Gravel Lane, South
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<p>—this order was not written by me or by my authority—I know no
<lb/>thing of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-97" type="surname" value="BATEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-97" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BATEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, in Bell Yard, Addle Hill—on 1st February the prisoner came to me, and said be wanted to hire a cart to take a kilderkin of ale to the Tiger's Head, in the Clapham Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-98" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-98" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 453). The prisoner was given into my custody—he said, "The order was given to me by a Mr. Roberts at the Cross Keys public-house in Blackfriars Road"—I made searching enquiry at the Cross Keys, but was not able to find any such person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was sent with the orders by a party named Roberts; he said they were going to the Tiger's Head.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-264-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-264-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY of uttering—</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700228-264-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-264-18700228 t18700228-264-punishment-21"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES OSBORN</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700228-265-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-265-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-265-offence-1 t18700228-name-100"/>James Carruthers Brown</persName>, and stealing therein a window-blind, a pair of window-curtains, and a tame bird, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-101" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-101" type="given" value="JAMES CARRUTHERS"/>JAMES CARRUTHERS BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Mortimer Road, De Beauvoir Town—on Saturday night, 5th February, I went to bed about 10.30 or 11 o'clock—the breakfast-room window was fastened in the usual way with a snap, and the shutters were put to with a bar and bolt and a long brass screw—about 7.30 in the morning the policeman on the beat knocked me up, and I found my Venetian blind lying in the garden, and missed a pair of damask curtains, and a canary bird had been taken out of a cage—they had been safe overnight—the cage hung about 18 in. from the window—the curtains were worth 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-102" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-102" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN YOUNG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 105). About 6.30 on the morning of 6th February I met the prisoner in Nicholl's Row, Shoreditch; that is about two and a half or three miles from the prosecutor's house—he looked very bulky round the body, and when he passed me I went after him; the fatter I walked the faster he walked, and when he got round the corner of Cross Street I ran after him, and saw him drop this window-curtain from under his coat—he was passing a gateway, and he tried to drop it in there, but it fell on the footway—I picked it up and took hold of him, and asked how he came by it—he said he knew nothing at all about it—I took him to the station, and on searching him found this knife; it has been ground down, and would be used for getting between the sashes of a window and undoing the hasp—I afterwards examined the window of the prosecutor's house and found marks of nails on the sill, and likewise in the garden, as if caused by nailed boots—the prisoner had nailed boots on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He could not catch the man he was after, and so he caught me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I saw no other person but the prisoner in the street—I was following him for about a minute and a half.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was standing at the corner of the street. I had just done eating a bit of bread and cheese, and put the knife in my pocket, when he tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Old fellow, do you know anything about this?" and I said, "I knew nothing at all about it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-265-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-265-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY of receiving.—</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700228-265-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-265-18700228 t18700228-265-punishment-22"/>Eight Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN WILLETT</hi> (20)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA HARPER</hi> (22)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-266-18700228" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-266-18700228" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGINA LOUNTAIN</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18700228-266-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700228-266-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-266-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery, with violence, upon
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-266-offence-1 t18700228-name-106"/>Rose Spencer</persName>, and stealing a purse and a handkerchief, her property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUNT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Protection; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Willett.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-107" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-107" type="surname" value="SPENCER"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-107" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE SPENCER</persName> </hi>. I live at 66, Margaret Street, Cavendish Square—I am a single woman—on the evening of 10th February, about 8 o'clock, I was in Judd Street, Euston Road—I went to a coffee-house to leave some percels, and then met the prisoners Willett and Harper, at the corner of the Eustonton Road—it was a very cold night; they were standing disconsolate, and I said to them, "Will you come and have something to drink to warm you?"—we went into a public-house—they had a quartern of gin, and I had 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of brandy and water, warm—we were there about three-quarters of an hour—a guard, belonging to the Midland Railway, was in one of the compartments, and I asked him what time the train left for Victoria—I did not distinctly understand what he said, and I went from my compartment to his, and he told me if I would come across the road he would tell me the correct time—I was followed into the other compartment first by Willett and Harper, and Lountain came in afterwards—the barman told the guard to be careful, for he saw the prisoners watching me, and he had better get me away; he said that in the prisoners' hearing—the guard said to me, "You had better come away from here, I don't think it is quite right," and as I was making my way to go with him, Harper said, "Don't let her go with those rings on her finger; give her a blow"—I turned round and said, "I think it is very unkind of you, I have treated you in a lady-like manner, and I think you might have returned it in the same way"—Harper then struck me on the forehead and chest, and knocked me down before the bar, and then they were all three down on the top of me at once, and Lountain put her hand into my bosom and took my purse and my pocket-handkerchief, which was with it—I had no pocket in my dress—I knew I had lost it in the house, but I said nothing till I got outside; I then directly said I lost my purse—there were two plain-clothes men standing there—I did not know they were policemen—a constable in uniform came up, and I told him I had lost my purse—Harper and Lountain went away, and changed their hats for bonnets—Willett stayed there a little time till she saw the constable come, then she ran away; the constable brought her back, and I said, "That is one"—he said, "Do you charge her with being connected in the robbery of your purse?" and I said, "Yes"—she had my pocket-handkerchief in her pocket; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I was quite sober, and so were the prisoners—I had taken out my purse to pay for the drink—I was about to change a sovereign, but the barman told me not to do that, and I put it back again, and paid with a shilling—my purse con
<lb/>tained three sovereigns, a half-sovereign, a half-crown, a two shilling piece, and a sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The prisoners were strangers to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I spoke to them first—I did not say I was going to Ports-mouth—I was talking about Portsmouth while I was in the public-house, but I said I was going to Southampton—I did not offer to treat anybody else to drink, only the guard—there were other persons at the bar, not a great many; I did not offer to treat them—the guard was a stranger to me; I offered him something to drink, for his kindness—he went out just me; he was outside the door when he saw them strike me—the tore off my chignon in the struggle—my pocket handkerchief was in the pockot of Willett's waterproof; anyone could see it; it was not hanging out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harper. Q.</hi> When you gave us the quartern of gin did not you say,</p>
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<p>"Drink it up," and give us another?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; when you followed me into the other compartment you said, "Won't you give us some more," and I said, "Don't bother me any more; if you want it take it"—I did not say to three gentlemen who were drinking a pot of beer, "Now then, men, drink it up, and I will pay for another."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lountain. Q.</hi> Were you not laughing and going on with the guard, and asking him to go home with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not say I was rather
<hi rend="italic">spooney</hi> on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-108" type="surname" value="SUTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-108" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT SUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am a watchman in the employ of the Midland Rail
<lb/>way Company, at St. Pancras—I was at the Euston Tavern, in Judd Street, on this night, about 11 o'clock—I saw the prosecutrix there with the three prisoners—I did not see them come in; they were standing at the bar when I went in—I was in uniform—the prosecutrix made some inquiry about what time the train left King's Cross for Victoria—I told her I did not know, but if she would come over to the station I would tell her, as I had the time tables there—she came round to my compartment—Willett and Harper came round almost at the same time, and Lountain very shortly after—the prosecutrix said she had left her luggage at a coffee-house opposite; she wanted to go to Southampton by the first train, would I be so kind as to tell her—I said if she came over to the station I would—I was leaving the bar to go over to the station, and turned round to see if she was following me, with the door in my hand, and I saw Harper strike her, and the other two pushed on the top of her, hustled her—directly the prosecutrix got outside the door, she said, "I have lost my purse, it is stolen," or words to that effect—they all came out of the door together—Harper and Lountain immediately ran away, Willett remained—I had seen the prosecutrix with a purse in her hand when she paid for the liquor—she was perfectly sober, and the prisoners also, to the best of my opinion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were there many persons at the bar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A few—the prosecutrix did not treat anybody in my presence except the prisoners—she offered me something, and I had it, and she paid for it—I don't recollect a man being there with artificial flowers; I don't recollect the prosecutrix saying anything to me about giving me one for my wife—I did not say "I have not got a wife"—I don't recollect her saying anything of the kind, she might, and I forget it—she did not say, "I am
<hi rend="italic">spooney</hi> upon you;" I am certain of that, and the barman did not give a piece of paper to wrap the flower in—I think I have told you all that took place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lountain.</hi> We left her and walked home and changed our hats and put on our bonnets.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 422). On 10th February, about 11 o'clock at night, I was on duty in Judd Street, against the Euston tavern public-house, I saw a crowd of persons there and the prosecutrix was outside the door, excited and crying—I asked what was the matter—Willett was there—while I was speaking to the prosecutrix, Willett went away, the prosecu
<lb/>trix said she was one of them, I went after her and brought her back, and she gave her in charge; as I was taking her to the station, she said she would not be charged with what other persons had done, it was not her, it was Emma Harper; she would
<hi rend="italic">round</hi> on them that had done it—the prosecutrix gave a description of the other two, to two plain clothesmen who were there, and they went and apprehended them a little while after—the</p>
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<p>prosecutrix was sober—Willett was sober; I found this handkerchief in her possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any one here from the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I know of—the handkerchief was in the pocket of Willett's waterproof—the corner of it was hanging out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-110" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-110" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 64). On the evening of 10th February I was in plain clothes in the Euston Road, at the corner of Judd Street—from information I went into the Euston Road and apprehended Harper—I told her she was charged, on suspicion, of taking away 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., a purse, and a handkerchief, with Willett—she said she knew all about it; she would not
<hi rend="italic">split</hi>—I took her to the station, and the prosecutrix identified her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-111" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ASHLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 148). I was on duty in the Euston Road, in plain clothes, with last witness, on the evening of 10th February—in consequence of information we went to look for Harper and Lountain—we found them in the Euston Road—I took Lountain—I told her what she was charged with—she said, "All right, I will go with you"—the prosecutrix afterwards identified them at the station, as soon as they entered the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far had they got along the Euston Road from the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should think they were 200 yards from the public-house, but I believe they had been away some half-hour—we did not exactly identify them at first from the description we had—we passed them—they had hats and feathers, and we found them with bonnets on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-266-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-266-18700228 t18700228-266-punishment-23"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUNTAIN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-266-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-266-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-266-18700228 t18700228-266-punishment-24"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-266-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noAgreement"/>The Jury, after tome hours' deliberation, were unable to agree at to Willett, and were discharged without giving any verdict at to her; subsequently no evidence being of end against her before another Jury, a verdict of acquittal was taken.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>tained 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—when the prisoner came up she had got my watch in her hands and I struggled with her and got my chain back—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my watch, it is worth 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What were you doing out at this time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was coming home from my aunt's, it was about 1 o'clock; I was a great distance from my own house—I am not often out so late—I don't live at 43, Baker Street now—I did then—it is a respectable house, I lived there with a sister, my husband is at sea—I think the prisoner had been drinking—it was about five minutes from the time she first came up till the constable took her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-116" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MARSLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a medical student—I live in Nicholls Street, Mile End Road—on the 19th January I was passing along, my attention was attracted by hearing the prisoner say "I will hare everything you have got, if you don't mind"—I turned round and saw her hit the prosecutor in the eye, and at the same time seize at her watch—I shouted for the police—I never laid hands on the prisoner—the police came up and I advised the prosecutrix to give her in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Then you did not interfere at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I stood by to see that she did not get away, but did not lay my hands upon her—when she saw the police come up she ran out into the road, but she came back again; I could not swear she was drunk, I thought afterwards that she pretended to be so—I was there all the time—I was walking by the prose
<lb/>cutrix's side, not with her, I did not know her; I don't think I spoke to her; I can't remember—I had not been walking by her side five yards; I don't remember speaking to her—I won't swear I had not—I did not hear the first part of it about the fortune telling—I was Walking by the side of the prosecutrix when the police came up, within a yard or a yard and a half of her side.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-117" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN PASTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 171). I was on duty in the Mile End Road and heard the cry of "Police!"—when I came up the prisoner was about fire yards from the prosecutrix—the prosecutrix said she had struck her in the eye, and bad lost her purse and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and had tried to take her watch and chain—I took her into custody—she said "I only pushed her, I did not mean to take her watch and chain"—the prosecutrix was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the prisoner sober, too?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She had been drinking, but she was not so drunk but what she knew what she was about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-118" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DINMORE</persName> </hi>. I live at Walworth Common—on the night of 18th January, I was with the prisoner and her husband in the Swan public-house, Mile End Road, until the house was closed and they would serve no more, the prisoner was tipsy and quarrelsome—I saw the prosecutrix in the Mile End Road, arm in arm with a young man, I could not say positively it was the witness, it was very much like him; the prisoner was tipsy and abused her; the said "Go home, young man, be advised by me; go home, you are in bad company"—the prosecutrix said "I will give you in charge"—I have known the prisoner ten years as a respectable woman—I was close to her when this occurred, her husband had gone on ahead—I did not see her attempt to take the prosecutrix's watch, or yet touch her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A rope maker—I daresay we had been at the Swan three hours—we had had a good drop before we got there, and had several pots of ale there—I did not tell all this before the Magistrate; I was not allowed, I was a little agitated like, and when I began to speak they said it was enough—I can't say who said that, it was some of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you drunk on this night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I am no relation of the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUNT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-120" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Andrews, of 17, Catherine Street, Strand, and keep a coffee house—Frederick Desson is my son-in-law</p>
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<p>—on the morning of February 5th, the prisoner brought me this note—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Saturday 7. Dear Mother—I hare got in a little trouble, I have been betting in a public-house, and am fined this morning, at Hammersmith Police Court 40
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I don't want any one to know about it, particularly Lavinia, or would send home, so be kind enough to send me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay the fine, by bearer, and I will come in the evening and pay you.—Frederick Desson. Do not tell any one about this, I will call as soon as I get out")—After reading the letter I went to the prisoner and said, "What do you know about this?"—he said, "Mr. Desson and me were in company with each other, and he was in the act of making a bet with a gentleman in the parlour at a public-house at Hammersmith, when a detective came out, either of the bar or the bar-parlour, and stepped in and took him off to the police station"—I gave him the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—if I had not believed the note to be genuine I should not have done so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you a son-in-law named George Desson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I do not know such a person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-121" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DESSON</persName> </hi>. I keep a coffee-house, at 27, Tenison Street, Waterloo Road—I was not taken before the Magistrate at Hammersmith Police Court on February 5th, nor fined 40
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for betting—this letter is not my writing; I never gave the prisoner or any one authority to write it—I have a brother named John Desson; I don't think it is his writing; I don't know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you see him lately?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a month or five weeks ago, not since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-122" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TRACE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 306). The prisoner was given into my custody on February 23rd—he said he did not write the note; George Desson wrote it and sent him with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The note was given me by George Desson, he told me to take it to his mother in Catherine Street, Strand, and I was to wait for an answer; I can prove I did not write the letter; I gave a description of the man to the inspector, and his address.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUNT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-124" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-124" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HALLIMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, York Street, Covent Garden—on February 23rd, about 2.30 in the afternoon, the prisoner brought me this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Mr. Halliman, I have got locked up for betting in a public-house, and am fined 40
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. till the morning. I have got some one to write out an I O U for me.—Yours, Frederick Desson")—an I O U was enclosed—I had heard all about this from Mrs. Andrews, and I took the prisoner round to her, and gave him in charge—the prisoner said he was to receive an answer, and if I did not give him the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he was to take the note back—as I was taking him to Mrs. Andrews he wanted to go away from me, but I would not let him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I tell you George Desson sent it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Desson, and you said he was locked up, the same as in the note—I know Mr. Desson.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-125" type="given" value="FRIDEBICK"/>FRIDEBICK DESSON</persName> </hi>. This note is not my writing—I did not authorise the prisoner or any one to write it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You say you have a brother of the name of George Desson.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> John; he lives in Princes Street, Drury Lane—I have not been to see him since you have been in custody—I can't tell whether this is his writing or not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was sent with these letters by George Desson.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1870.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-128" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 240). On 29th January I was at Marl
<lb/>borough Street Police Court, and heard the charge against a man named James Reading—I have not got a copy of the summons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There was no summons, was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, it was a complaint by George Pennington, for assaulting whom I took James Reading in custody on Saturday, 22nd January—the charge was entered on the charge-sheet, and he was looked up till Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he remanded for a week?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and that came off on the 31st—I was then in Court, and heard Patrick Reading, the prisoner, examined.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the man sign the charge-sheet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it is then taken to the Police Court, and the clerk takes down in his note-book what the charge is, and then the investigation goes on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that the Magistrate's Clerk ought to be present with his note-book, which would be the beet evidence of what the charge was.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to examine the other witnesses while the Magistrate's Clerk was sent for. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the materiality of what was sworn depended upon the shape of the charge; that some documents ought to be pro
<lb/>duced showing that the Magistrate was engaged in a judicial enquiry; and that the prisoner had a right to claim that the trial should proceed at once, and therefore was entitled to his acquittal.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN BUCKLAND</hi> (27)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-271-offence-1 t18700228-name-130"/>Thomas Carlisle</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-131" type="surname" value="CARLISLE"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-131" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CARLISLE</persName> </hi>. I am a butler, at 18, Palace Gardens, Kensington—on Monday night, 7th February, about 11.50. I went out and saw the prisoner—she asked me if I had heard some singing; I said "No"—she said she believed there was a party, and if I waited I should hear it—there was a soldier there, and I said, "That is a friend of yours?"—she said, "No; he is nothing to me"—we then walked a little way, and stood talking about five minutes—she then left me very quickly, saying, "Oh, that is a friend of mine, that soldier, and I want to go to him"—when I got back to No. 18 I missed my watch and chain from my waistcoat pocket, and my pin from my scarf—no one else had come up to me before that—I gave information to the police next morning—this is my watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I had no con
<lb/>nexion with the prisoner, but I might have taken some improper liberties.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where are you in service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At Mr. Wrighter's, 18, Palace Gardens—the family were in town; they had not gone to bed—I went out to take a letter to the post, and fell in with the prisoner as I went back—I had never seen her before—I did not go into any public-house with her and treat her, but I have heard her say that I did—the Cumber
<lb/>land Arms is about 400 yards from my master's house—I did not go out to</p>
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<p>meet the prisoner—I did not retire with her; I only stood there and put my hands up her petticoats, and gave her a shilling—I did not say that as I owed her some money, and had got none, she should have my watch to pawn—I may hare done such things before, but not in Palace Gardens—I did not tell her that if she would meet me on Tuesday I would give her money to redeem my watch and pin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there a chain to your watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, through my button-hole, and my pin was in my scarf—I mean to say that they were both taken without my knowing it—I was hugging up against her—the chain has not been found.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-132" type="surname" value="DALY"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DALY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). On the morning of 9th February, from information I received, I took the prisoner, and she was placed with others, and the prosecutor identified her, and charged her—she said, "Why, man, I never saw you before."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-133" type="surname" value="WHEELER"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-133" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Chapman, a pawnbroker, of Kensington—I produce this watch, pawned by the prisoner on 8th February, for 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> At what time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 4.30—this is the ticket, it is in the name of Ellen Buckland—our shop is three or four minutes' walk from 18, Palace Gardens.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-271-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-271-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with having been convicted at Clerken
<lb/>well, in September,</hi> 1864,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700228-271-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-271-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-271-18700228 t18700228-271-punishment-26"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BARKER</hi> (52)</persName>
<rs id="t18700228-272-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700228-272-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18700228-272-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18700228-272-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-272-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to burglariously break
<lb/>ing and entering the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18700228-name-135" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-135" type="surname" value="HYEM"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-135" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-272-offence-1 t18700228-name-135"/>John Hyem</persName>, with intent to steal, having been before convicted, in
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-272-offence-1 t18700228-cd-1"/>December, 1868</rs>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700228-272-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-272-18700228 t18700228-272-punishment-27"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN RICHARDSON</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18700228-273-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700228-273-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-273-offence-1 t18700228-name-137"/>John Prior Ward</persName>, and stealing a watch, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-138" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-138" type="given" value="JOHN PRIOR"/>JOHN PRIOR WARD</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant, and live at 4, Albert Street, Hackney—about 6.40, on Saturday night the 29th January, I was in the Hackney Road—I had a watch and chain—as I was crossing the road lead
<lb/>ing down to the new market, a man came sideways and passed in front of me, and made a snatch at my chain—he did not get hold of it—I railed my umbrella, and said, "Stop, you thief!"—upon that another man came up and said, "What is the matter?"—I said, "That man is robbing me"—on the instant I felt the second man's hand passed round my loins, and a third man pushed me over the legs of the second man—I put out my hand to save myself, and fell on my shoulder, jerking it out of the socket—I was picked up in about a minute by some man—in picking me up he pulled my arm into the socket again—when I got up I saw all the three men running away—the one behind me jumped over my body as I fell, and ran after the others down the street—I went to Spital Square Station the following Wed
<lb/>nesday, and saw seven or eight persons together—amongst hem I saw the prisoner—I said something to the sergeant, and the prisoners were arranged differently—I went up to the prisoner and said, "You are the man that</p>
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<p>robbed me in the Hackney Road on Saturday night," upon which he shud
<lb/>dered—he was the man that made the snatch at my watch—when I got up my chain was hanging down, and the watch was gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Twenty persons came up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a minute afterwards—the prisoner was the first man who came up—he came side-ways, and in front of me—I had a full look into his face—there was a gas lamp about ten yards from me—I said at Spital Square Station I thought he was the man—I saw him hanging down hit head and said, "That is the man in the corner"—I told the Magistrate that when I first saw him I thought he was the man, and I went to the officer, and he had them differently arranged, and I picked him out at once—Dunnaway was the constable who was with me—I was coming home from business at 7 o'clock, from my office in the City—I was perfectly sober—I can't say which one took my watch—the first man was not a big man—he had to rise up to get at the chain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any doubt at all about the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I feel confident.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-139" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-139" type="surname" value="DUNNAWAY"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-139" type="given" value="PORTER WILLIAM"/>PORTER WILLIAM DUNNAWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H</hi>). On the Wednesday the last witness came to Spital Square Station, and I accompanied him to Worship Street Police Court—the prisoner was there—the prosecutor went into the passage of the Court where the prisoners were—he came out and spoke to me, and I went into the passage and made all the men stand up—he then came in and pointed out the prisoner as the man who had robbed him—I afterwards took the prosecutor in the Usher's Room and got the prisoner into the yard of the Court and brought in seven or eight men from the street and put him among them—he had no cap on the first time—I borrowed a cap from another person and put it on him—I then sent for the prosecutor to come into the yard, and said "There are some more; have a look at them"—he went again, and picked out the prisoner—the prisoner said he knew nothing about it, and could prove where he was—I told him if he would give me the names of anybody I would go and make the inquiry—he did not give me any names—he did not call any witnesses before the Magistrate—the prosecutor had no difficulty whatever in picking him out on both occasions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the prisoner the only one in the passage with
<lb/>out a cap?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and I got the other men out of the street, and put a cap on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-273-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-273-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN RICHARDSON</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18700228-274-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-141" type="surname" value="CROSS"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-141" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-274-offence-1 t18700228-name-141"/>Charles Cross</persName>, from his person, to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18700228-274-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18700228-274-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-274-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-142" type="surname" value="LOCKYER"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-142" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LOCKYER</persName> </hi>. I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th January,</hi> 1868,
<hi rend="italic">George Roberts, convicted, upon his own confession, of dealing</hi> 170
<hi rend="italic">yards of cloth having been previously convicted; imprisoned two years</hi>")—the prisoner is the person mentioned in that certificate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-143" type="surname" value="AGAR"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE AGAR</persName> </hi>. I was present at the Middlesex Sessions, and there proved numerous convictions against the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-274-18700228 t18700228-274-punishment-28"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK WEDDLE</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18700228-275-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700228-275-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-275-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery, with violence, on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-275-offence-1 t18700228-name-145"/>Sarah Keyes</persName>, and stealing a shawl, the property of
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-146" type="surname" value="KEYES"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-146" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700228-275-offence-1 t18700228-name-146"/>Joseph Keyes</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-147" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-147" type="surname" value="KEYES"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-147" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH KEYES</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Suassx Street, Bethnal Green, and am the</p>
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<p>wife of James Keyes—on the night in question, shortly before midnight, I was in the Mile End Road—I had been to a music hall previous to that—as I was going along I came to the corner of a little turning—I got down about a yard, and my friend was at the top—I was going to follow a person down—I had taken my brooch out of my shawl, and given it to my old gentleman friend to put in his pocket—I had got down the turning about a yard when I was dragged back—I screamed, and a blow came on the side of my head—my shawl was pulled off, and I fell at the side of the wall—I jumped up, ran several yards, and then fainted away—the shawl was shown to me afterwards—I had seen the prisoner shortly before in a public-house—I took my shawl off there—I was on the last seat on the left hand side of the room—when I went to get up I said "Where is my shawl?"—the prisoner said "What are you looking after I" and he offered me a piece of paper—the shawl was then produced from under the seat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time was it you were at the music hall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was about 10.30—the gentleman who was with me was an old friend of mine; an old acquaintance—I was listening to the songs—I slipped off my shawl on account of its being hot—the prisoner asked me what I was looking for—it was under their seat, between their legs—I had a glass of ale to drink at the music hall, at the bar—I said before that I was in a street near the Mile End Road, when a man came behind me and knocked me down—my friend was about a yard from me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-148" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BEEDY</persName> </hi>. I am' a bootmaker, at Waterloo Place, Woolwich—on this Saturday night I was with the prosecutrix, in the music hall—the prisoner sat behind us—after we left we went up a turning from the road—I was a little way from the prosecutrix—I heard her scream, and she cried out, "Oh, Mr. Beedy, I have lost my shawl!"—I looked round and, saw a man running as hard as he could—I ran after him, and after a short time I came up to the prisoner—he was stopped by a crowd—I saw a man there with the shawl, and I said, "Give me that shawl," thinking he was the man who had taken it—he said, "All right; I am a police-officer"—he was holding the prisoner at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was this a penny
<hi rend="italic">gaff</hi> you were at?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know what they call it; we paid 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I think—it was not particularly crowded—it was full—I had been to a public-house or two with the prose
<lb/>cutrix—I am an old friend of her husband's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GARNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Detective K</hi>). I was in the Mile End Road, and heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I saw the prisoner running away with this shawl under his arm—he ran down Cecil Street, where there is no thoroughfare—I caught him as he was getting over the railings—he threw the shawl over into the next street—someone threw it back to me, and said, "Here it is"—I am sure the prisoner is the man—there was no one else in the street but myself and him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-150" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH KEYES</persName> </hi>. This is my shawl.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were there not several people running, crying "Stop thief?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were one or two running; he was in advance of them—the prisoner was not calling "Stop thief!"—that I swear—it was about 12.30—I was about twenty or thirty yards from him when I first saw him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-151" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I was with the last witness, and saw the prisoner running with a shawl under his arm—he turned down Cecil Street, where there is no thoroughfare—he ran to the bottom, threw the shawl over the railings, and seated himself on the last doorstep down the turning.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The last witness said he was getting over the railings, is that true or not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not see him—ho sat himself down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi>—"I was with two friends, at the music hall, where I saw the prosecutrix; she lost her shawl, but found it again. We went out, and I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and ran to the bottom of a street, where there was no thoroughfare, and as I returned the officer caught hold of me."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my pocket—Williams came up to me, cut my pocket, and took my purse—I did not see what he cut it with—he passed it to Johnson—I caught Williams by the arm, and gave him into custody—I saw the purse in his hand after he had taken it from my pocket—a man caught Johnson, and he said, "If you will let me go I will bring the purse back"—he was let go, bat never came back—I saw him outside the Court the next day, and said, "You had my purse, and pro
<lb/>mised to bring it back"—ha said, "I went to look for it, but I could not find the man"—I gave him into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 703). On 20th February, about 12 o'clock in the day, I was in Cutler Street—some one came to me, and I went and took Williams into custody, in the Clothes Exchange, Petticoat Lane—Mr. Maloney and Mrs. Buckley were there—she said she would give him into custody for stealing her purse out of her pocket—he said he had not got the purse, some one else had it, who had run away—at the station he said, "If she would allow me to go I would find the man; I would rather do any
<lb/>thing than be prosecuted"—he gave me a false address—on 21st February I was outside the Police Court, at Guildhall—I saw the proeecutrix follow
<lb/>ing Johnson—when she got close to me he was making off, and she said she would give him into custody, he was the party Williams passed the purse to—Johnson said he was there at the time, and he saw who had the purse, and he went to run after him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-157" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MAHONEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 85, Middle Cornwall Street, St. George's, and am a cooper—on 20th February, about 12 o'clock, I was in Cutler Street, near the Clothes Exchange—I saw the prosecutrix run after Williams—he was run
<lb/>ning away and she had hold of his arm; she asked him for her purse and her money—I said "Give the woman her purse and money, you vagabond"—he said "I have not got it"—a crowd came up and I saw Williams past the purse to Johnson—I caught hold of Johnson, and said "Give the woman her money"—he said "If you will let me go I will find them for you"—there were some meu there, and they said "Let go, and he will give the purse up"—I let go and saw no more of him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with having been before convicted in August,</hi> 1869,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-276-18700228 t18700228-276-punishment-31"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRIFFITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUNT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE BLUNDELL</persName> </hi>. I am a fruiterer, living at Sydenham—I have known the prisoner about two years—he was a neighbour of mine—he came to me three or four times about October last, and asked me to pur
<lb/>chase a pony and cart and some old harness he had got—I ultimately bought them for 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there were three old carts, three old sets of harness, and a little Shetland pony—I paid him the 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at three different times—these are the cheques—the first was on the 23rd October, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the 28th October, 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and 3rd November, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he represented that they were his own property, and I bought them on the faith of that representation—he did not tell me anything about the state of his cash accounts—he asked me to allow him to have the pony and carts back, if he could raise money, and pay me interest—the things were afterwards claimed by Messrs. Harrison, of Bayswater, under a bill of sale—they brought an action against me for having the pro
<lb/>perty—I met the prisoner, after I was threatened with proceedings, in St. Paul's Churchyard—I said "You are the man I have been looking for for some time, it appears that the property you sold me belonged to some one else"—he said "Oh no, they did belong to me, you are quite right in keep
<lb/>ing them—he said he had a bill of sale on them, but the party's agent allowed him to sell them to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-161" type="given" value="RICHARD WAKEFIBLD"/>RICHARD WAKEFIBLD HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Chepstow Street, Bayswater, and am an auctioneer and estate agent—I produce a bill of sale dated and filed on the 31st July, 1869—it was given to myself and brother by the prisoner—he assigns his property, furniture, and effects, pony and carts, &c., according to this inventory—there was a spring cart, a butcher's cart, a small cart, three sets of harness and a Shetland pony—I advanced the prisoner 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on that bill of sale, and 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was deducted for interest, making 65
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the articles were left in the care of the prisoner—he had no authority to dispose of them—I brought an action against the prosecutor in this case for the goods, and I recovered damages against him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-162" type="surname" value="FEAST"/>
<interp inst="t18700228-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FEAST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 480). I took the prisoner into custody, and charged him with obtaining money by fraud from Mr. Blundell—he said that he had his remedy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">R. W. HARRISON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoner signed the bill of sale—this is his signature to it—I saw him sign it and seal it, and he said "I deliver this as my act and deed."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated, that he had given the bill of tale for</hi> 65
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">but that he only received</hi> 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">having to pay</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for costs and</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">interest; that he paid back</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of the</hi> 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in four instalments, and that he had had per
<lb/>mission from Mr. Harrison's agent, Mr. Vane, to raise money on the pony and carts, and that he never intended to commit any fraud.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-277-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, and
<hi rend="italic">Thursday</hi>, 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEASLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to go with her—he pointed to the woman—it was a prostitute, but not the deceased—he spoke English pretty well—I could understand him perfectly well—he was very much excited—I persuaded him to go away, and told him he would be roughly used if he did not—he refused to go away—I went away, and he followed me into Old Street Road—I took him to the Kingsland Road station for his protection—he went with me quietly—I took him before Inspector Waterfield, who asked his name and address, and he wrote it on a piece of paper and gave it to him—he was allowed to go away—I went with him as far as the City Road, about five minutes' walk from Buecker's hotel—I left him there about?.20 in the morning—he was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> But he had evidently been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you saw him coming down-stairs was he alone or with anybody else?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were two or three prostitutes before him—he was very much excited when I first saw him—he had calmed down before we got to the station, and when I left him he did not seem anything like so bad as when I first saw him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-166" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WATERFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector N.</hi>) On Saturday morning, 15th January, I was at the police-station when the prisoner was brought there by Sage—I had some conversation with him—he made a statement to me as to what had happened to him at the brothel—he did not say what money he had—he said he had given a girl 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he then gave her 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to fetch some drink, and another 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to a second girl, altogether 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said, "I have lost but 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. altogether"—he complained of the constable's bringing him to the station—I asked him to write down his name and address, and he wrote "Jacob Spinasa, Buecker's Hotel, Finsbury"—I copied it into my book and destroyed the paper—the prisoner appeared perfectly sober to me—I advised him to go straight home, and to avoid such places for the future—it had turned 1.20 when he left the station—it is about ten minutes' walk from the station to the hotel.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700228-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700228-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-167" type="given" value="FREDERICK HENRY"/>FREDERICK HENRY CAIGER</persName> </hi>. I am surveyor to the metropolitan police—I made this plan (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) of the basement and ground-floor of Buecker's hotel—it is correct—it is on a scale of 6 ft to the inch—the room marked there as the prisoner's bed-room is 5 ft wide by 11 ft long—the piece coloured yellow represents the bed, a chest of drawers, and a small table—the window looks into the yard—it is about 4 ft in size—I did not observe how many panes of glass there were in it—when I was there it had been bricked up, and a doorway made in its place—these copies of the plan were made by me—they are correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is the passage to the prisoner's bed-room level with the street or down in an area?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Down in an area—the distance from the street door to his bed-room would be about 40 ft.—I presume there is a gate in the railings leading from the street to the area, but I did not notice—I went in at the street door, and down the stairs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any fire-place to the prisoner's room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; nor any fire-irons—there was no window looking towards the street—there He two rooms between his rooms and the street—no light in his room would be seen from the street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-168" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WEBER</persName> </hi>. I am day porter at Buecker's hotel—the prisoner was</p>
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<p>night porter there—he came the week after Easter—I slept in No. 2 house, on the fourth floor—the prisoner slept in No. 1, down stairs, on the bass
<lb/>ment floor, near the kitchen—on Friday afternoon, the 14th January, about 2 o'clock, I was at work with the prisoner, cleaning windows, at the hotel—I saw him again about 7 o'clock—he was going out—he said he was going to a bookseller's, to get a dictionary—I next saw him about 11 o'clock, out
<lb/>side the door, on the steps, in the street—I spoke to him, and said, "Jacob, come in, it is now 11 o'clock; Mr. Buecker asks many times for you"—he said, "No, I have seen your brother, and I promised to come back to him"—he asked me to lend him some money—I lent him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he went away with it—he would not come in—he was a little tipsy at that time—he came back about 1.30 in the morning—he rang the street door bell—I was in the kitchen—I went up and opened the door, and let him in at the street door—the bell rings into his bed-room, and nowhere else; that is a little room at the back of the kitchen—I shut the street door after he came in—I don't know if I drew the chain; I am not quite sure, but I shut the door, and we went down into the kitchen together—I told him that Mr. Buecker asked many times for him, and I had better sit up for him, as he was a little tipsy—he said, "No, I am no tipsy; you go to bed"—I then left him and went to bed—the gas was lighted below, where I left him—he was dressed in a little porter's jacket—he took that off, and was in his trowsers and waistcoat—it was his duty to remain up to let persons in during the night—nobody else was up, to my knowledge—it was about 1.40 or 1.45 when I went to bed—I heard nothing in the house until about 5 or 6 o'clock in the morning; I am not-quite sure of the time; I heard some crying out—I could not understand what it was—it was too far from me—it was loud crying—I think it was the prisoner's voice—I went down stairs and found Madame Buecker on the first floor, and in consequence of what she said to me I went down and saw the prisoner in the passage, on the ground floor—he came from the street door, and he had an iron umbrella-stand in his hand—he was knocking it on the floor, and saying, "The devil is down stairs"—there are two doors there, first the street door and then a glass door—the umbrella-stand used to be by the glass door—that was the door he was coming from—when he saw me he knocked the umbrella-stand, and said, "The devil is down stairs; madame come down"—I spoke to him before he said anything—I said, "Jacob, don't make a noise so early in the morning," and he said, "The devil is down stairs; madame come down; come down"—he spoke it in German—he called it out many times—madame was on the first floor—I went down with the prisoner into the kitchen—the gas was a little on—I turned it up more—the prisoner had got on his trowsers and flannel shirt, and slippers—I saw blood on the table in the kitchen—I then ran back up stairs and put on my trowsers, and came down again—that only took me about one or two minutes—when I came down again the prisoner was in the kitchen—he called out, "The devil is down stairs here"—I then observed blood in the kitchen, and his trowsers were all bloody—I went into his room to get some matches and a candle—his room was dark, and on going in I caught my foot against some
<lb/>thing on the floor, near the bed—I put my hand down and felt something—I can't say how far it was from the bed—it was about three footsteps from the door of the room—a door opens into his room from the kitchen—that door was open—there are two doors in the kitchen, one opening into the passage and one into his room—I came out of the room again without a</p>
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<p>light, and the prisoner said, "Look here, Joseph, what I have done; go and fetch a policeman!"—I did not see what was done; what I felt was a broken face and long hair—the light in the kitchen was not enough to let me see into the prisoner's room, but I felt it was the head and hair of a woman—the prisoner was in the kitchen at that time—I did not say any
<lb/>thing to him—I gave an alarm in the house, and afterwards went for a policeman—I fetched Thomas Crabb, G 228—I came back to the house with him—I went into the kitchen—the prisoner was in the kitchen, and he called out," Police! police!"—that was when the policeman came down with me—I then saw what I had felt, the head of a woman—the policeman had his lamp—the body was moved into the kitchen when I came back with the policeman—I was away about two minutes for the policemen—the head was in the kitchen and the legs were in the bed-room—I did not know the woman—I was sent for another policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you saw the prisoner, about 1 o'clock, you had no doubt from his appearance that he was tipsy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw that he was a little tipsy; he said he was not—during the time he was at Mr. Buecker's he was very quiet and well-behaved, only three times he was just like mad; the first time was eight days after he came there; he went to knock me down—we had had no quarrel, I thought he was a little cross, he was not drunk; I was taking some silver up stairs that I had cleaned, and the bell rang, the girls told him I had gone up stairs and called to him in No. 4 kitchen to fetch some chairs up stairs, and when I come down he went to knock me down—he was away for three months in the hospital last summer—I acted as night porter while he was away—the second time I observed something strange about him, was about a fortnight after he came back from the hospital; he made some toast and put about an inch of butter on it, and he made the table cloth foul with it, and his own clothes; he was sober then; the other time was about six or eight weeks ago; he did just the same then with the toast; I could explain it better in German—with those exceptions he was a very quiet, inoffensive, peaceable man; he was not quarrelsome—I shut the street door when I let him in on this night—there is an area gate, but there is no key, it is always kept locked—any one going down to the prisoner's bed room must come in at the street door—when that is shut the bolt catches; you can pull the handle back and open it without unlocking it—I shut the door—the door between the kitchen and the prisoner's bed room has no lock, it is always open; the door between the kitchen and the passage has no lock, only a handle—a person once inside the street door could go down to the prisoner's room without having any looks to turn, nothing but doors which could be pushed open—there is only one gas burner in the kitchen; when I first went down there was just a glimmer, enough to see that it was a light—when I first heard the calling out, and came down stairs, found the prisoner in the passage up stairs, on the ground floor, near the door where the umbrella stand was; he had the umbrella stand in his hand, knocking it about, and roaring out and raving like a madman, Mrs. Buecker was then on the first floor above, and he called out to her "Madame, madame, come down, the devil is down stairs!"—he repeated that many times—Mr. Apt, a Swiss gentleman, then came down stairs, and the prisoner then said, "Gentlemen, Gentlemen, come down, the devil is down stairs"—I asked him to be quiet; I followed him down stairs to the base
<lb/>ment, then it was that I went through the kitchen into his room and felt what I have told.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you followed him down, madame was on the first floor above you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, standing at her door—I passed her in going down—I had no light—I don't know whether she had a light; I think there was a light; I don't know who had it—madame did not go down with me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear Madame Buecker calling out for assistance before you came down stairs, or as you were coming down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I passed her and went down stairs, and found the prisoner in the passage with the umbrella stand—the cook came down stairs with me and the prisoner when I felt the body on the floor—I don't know whether he was after me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You led us to understand before, that when you saw the prisoner on the ground-floor, thumping the umbrella-stand about, you went down stairs into the kitchen and bed-room and ran against something?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not the first time; that was the second time I came down, after I had got my trowsers on; then I ran into the bedroom—I don't know whether Mr. Apt was after me then or no; I can't remember.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The prisoner was down there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he said to me, "Joseph, the devil is here; look what I have done; go and fetch some policemen"—I don't know whereabouts I was at that time; I am not quite sure—at that time he was still in a raving frantic state, just like mad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Will you now tell the interpreter, in your own language, what it is you wish to say in reference to the strange conduct of the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Through the interpreter</hi>) Before he was a week in the place, we had done the work together, when we were cleaning one night the silver, and I was carrying it up stairs, he went to bed; it was past 9 o'clock, and he had to be up at night—when I was up stairs with the plate, the bell rang and he went up stairs—he was to go and fetch some chairs from No. 4, from the back kitchen; I came down stairs at that time, and he stood there and intended or wanted to strike me with a chair on my head—I did not pay any attention to that; the other waiters, who were standing by, took hold of him and quieted him, and then put him to bed again—he had already been in bed, and when this happened he had only his trowsers and shirt on—he did not appear to have been drinking; as far as I saw he was not drunk—I remained in the same service with him till he went to the hospital—the next morning I reproached him with this, with having intended to strike me, and he said he was very sorry for it, but he did not know what he had done, or whether he had done it—I said, "Jacob, last night you wanted to strike me with a chair, how was it? why did you do it?"—he said, "I am very sorry; I don't know it"—he did not seem to recollect at all having said anything to me—after he came out of the hospital (I don't know the time, it was near a month), he was making toast and he put on the toast half-an-inch thick of butter and smeared the whole table-cloth and his own clothes—he did that twice, and I think the last time was a week before this affair happened—that is all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time at night was it when he had the chair?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Past 9 o'clock—I can't say he had not been drinking; I did not see it I did not see anything in his appearance to show that he was drunk—it was in the back kitchen of No. 4 that he tried to strike me with the chair—the quantity of butter he put was on the toast—he cut very thick bread, too; he ate it; whether he ate it all I can't say; he ate the greater portion</p>
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<p>of it, I think—he was fond of butter—this was about 4 o'clock in the after
<lb/>noon, tea time, we were just having tea—it was about the same time on each occasion—those are the only three occasions upon which I noticed anything strange about his manner; all the other days he attended to his business in the regular way—he always acted as night porter—I thought he was a little angry, perhaps, from having been called up stairs when the bell rang, because I was not there—he was called up instead of me—that was the occasion when he used the chair—he had been to lie down to take some rest before night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you and the prisoner lived together in the same service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About nine months—I have seen him tipsy on Sundays, when he had a holiday—I did not see him so at other times—he was just as well behaved and quiet when drunk as when not drunk—his manner was always peaceable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-169" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH BUECKER</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps Buecker's Hotel, Christopher Street, Finsbury, and has done so for eighteen years—the prisoner was in our service as porter—he was there, first for three months, and then left for eight months, and came back again—at the time this transaction occurred he had been with us about nine or ten months the last time—he was night porter—we have a good many foreigners come to our hotel by the night trains, and so on—there is a bell which rings into the prisoner's room—he always attended to his duty in the ordinary way up to the time of this occurrence—the area gate is always kept locked, and the key is kept in the bar—there is a wooden ladder to the area, which is put up when the dustmen come to take the dust away, and is then removed—it is used very rarely for anything else—there is a latch to the front door which catches when it is closed at night, and fastens it securely inside—on Friday evening, 14th January, I was at the hotel, up stairs—I must have seen the prisoner during the day—I was not out of my sitting-room, next my bedroom, on the first floor, after 8 o'clock—I retired to rest at 1 o'clock—I was reading in my bed till about 3 o'clock—up to that time I heard no noise, or anything which attracted my attention—my attention was first attracted by the crashing from below, about 5.30 in the morning—I had then been awake about half an hour—all was quite silent during that half hour—the crashing was a crashing of glass—I immediately got up and rang the bell—there are two doors to my room, one into the sitting-room and the outer door—I found it was no use ringing the bell, and I ran to the door and on to the lading, and called out, "What is it, what is it it?"—I did not see anybody at that time—the prisoner replied in German, "The devil is below"—it was the prisoner's voice—upon that I called to the gentlemen, aad begged some one to come down—Weber came down first, and he went down to the prisoner, then the cook and Mr. Apt, but I forget which was first—they also went down—I did not go down then—after I called to the gentlemen I ran down and saw the prisoner standing under the archway in the passage, waving something; he was on the ground floor at the foot of the stairs, about the centre of the hall—he was waving something in his hand, and raving—there was a light in the hall—there is always a jet of gas burning—I could see him by means of the gas—I did not notice whether the cook or Mr. Apt had a candlestick when they came down—I don't know what it was the prisoner was waving—I only saw him waving something in that manner, to protect himself—it seemed like that; in fact, it was to protect himself—he was raving in a terrible manner that the devil</p>
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<p>Was down stairs; a most fearful manner—Weber then came and took him down stairs—he was still raving, crying, in a crying sort of raving, most terrible—then I heard him again calling out to Mr. Apt, "You swim donkey, you Swiss donkey," repeatedly raving—then they ran up stairs again—I begged them not to leave him, as they passed me—he was raving continually after they left him—I went into my room after I had pacified him—before that he told me to come down—he said, "Come down, madame, come down, madame," in German—he was in the kitchen then, and he began beating about and smashing things again—I did not go down into the kitchen—I went back to the landing and stood there—later in the morning, when I was dressed, I went down stairs—I then saw broken things on the ground, but did not take particular notice of them—the only person who sleeps in the basement except the prisoner is Mary Stacey—Mr. Apt has gone abroad—the usual time for the servants to come down in the winter is about 6.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The first noise which attracted your attention was the sound of a crashing noise?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A crashing of glass—I heard that repeated many times—when I went out on the landing and heard the prisoner calling out, "Madame, madame," and raving, he also shouted out, "The devil is below"—that was when I opened my bedroom door—after I had spoken to him, and after they had left him, he shouted out, "Madame, come down," many times, till I pacified him—from the moment I came out until the gentlemen came down stairs he continued incessantly raving, most fearfully—he had always been a very quiet, peaceful, inoffensive young man, well conducted in every way—he speaks two or three languages besides his own.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-170" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">interpreted.</hi>) I am a German, and am cook at Buecker's hotel—I sleep on the fourth floor of No. 2 house—on the morning of 15th January, about 6 o'clock, I was disturbed by some one crying out, and the crashing of crockery and glass—upon that I went down into the kitchen—the prisoner was there, and Weber—the prisoner was in a very excited state, and his hand was bleeding—Weber said, "Be quiet, don't make such a noise"—the prisoner said, "Chef," meaning me, "come and see what I have done"—I then went away—when I came out of the kitchen Weber came after me and said something to me—I afterwards went down with Mr. Apt—that was about five or six minutes afterwards—Mr. Apt had a lighted candle with him—it was a bedroom candlestick—we went into the kitchen; the prisoner was there—he said to Mr. Apt, "You Swiss donkey, come and see what I have done;" and he took the candle out of Mr. Apt's hand, and see followed him into the bedroom—I saw a dead body lying on the floor in the bedroom, near the bed, at the side of the bed, one or one and a half steps from the door—the head was lying towards the door, and about a foot and a half from it, quite in the bedroom—at first I did not see whether it was a woman or not, but afterwards I saw it was—when I first went into the bed-room I did not look particularly at it, and the second time I saw it was in the kitchen—I did not notice the state of the head in the bedroom—after
<lb/>wards I saw it—the head was lying towards the kitchen, and the feet in the bedroom—the breast was bare, uncovered—I can't say whether any other part was uncovered—Mr. Apt went away and left the room—I went into the kitchen again about ten minutes afterwards, after the prisoner had been taken by two policemen, or kept there by two policemen—I can't say whether I went down with the policemen and Dr. Hess at that time or afterwards—</p>
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<p>the prisoner was there, being held by two policemen; I mean he was sitting in the table, in custody of the policemen—they did not actually hold him, but they watched him—the body was then in the kitchen.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-171" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY STACEY</persName> </hi>. I am needle woman employed at Buecker's hotel—I sleep in a room on the basement—there is a passage between my room and the kitchen—I was there on Friday, 14th January—I had been the prisoner at work during that day—I went to bed about 10 or 10.30—during the might nothing attracted my attention—after I had been asleep some time, I heard a noise like a crashing and breaking of china and glass—I could not say the time, but it was quite dark—I opened the door and looked out, and saw the prisoner in the kitchen; he was lighting a piece of paper at the gas—he went as far as his bedroom door with the lighted paper in his hand—he then threw it down lighted as it was on the floor, and looked into his I bedroom as if he was looking for something inside—he then drew a basket, like a butterman's basket, out into the middle of the kitchen—I did not see where he took it from—I was behind him and some distance off—I saw him stoop down and draw the basket out from the room—he brought it into the kitchen and left it there—he had on his shirt and trowsers, I think; I did not take particular notice—I don't think he had a coat on—he was saying something in German—the only thing I could understand was "
<hi rend="italic">Lieber fraulein</hi>"—the English of that is "My dear miss"—I don't speak German, only a very few words—I heard him repeat that several times—that was after he had looked into his bedroom—At that time the cook and Weber, the porter, game down, and I went back into my room, and left them to settle it—I thought the prisoner was drunk—when I opened my door I saw the broken china outside in the passage leading from the kitchen to my door—I went to bed again—I had no idea what had happened until afterwards—there was a great rushing and calling for police, and I got up and dressed myself and went up stairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> At the time you came down, were there other persons down stairs?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I heard some one talking up stairs—Joseph, the porter, was not down at that time—he came down while I was standing there—the prisoner appeared very excited—I did not look into the room Afterwards to see what was broken—directly I opened my door I saw plates tad cups and saucers broken; they wed to be in the kitchen—I did not go into the kitchen, I saw them in the passage leading from the kitchen.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-172" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CRABB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 228). On this Saturday morning, about 5.30, I was on duty in King Street, Finsbury—Weber called me to the hotel—when I got there I saw the prisoner at the top of the stairs leading I from the basement floor, on the same floor as I entered—he seemed much excited and was calling out in a language that I did not understand—his hands were covered with blood, his trowsers and shirt were also covered with blood, and there were spots of blood on his face—on seeing me, he called out "Police! police!"—I told him to go down stairs, and I followed him into the kitchen—the kitchen door was open—there was a pool of blood nearly in the middle of the kitchen—I observed the body of a woman there—it was lying between the prisoner's bedroom and the kitchen; the head and part of the body in the kitchen and the legs in the bedroom—there is a door leading from the kitchen to the prisoner's bedroom, but no passage—the body was lying across the threshold—the prisoner's bedroom appears to be parted off from the kitchen in one corner—the clothes of the woman were thrown up over the body, the lower part of the person exposed,</p>
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<p>the breasts bare, the hands clenched, and the right side of the face com
<lb/>pletely battered in—she was lying flat on her back, and the legs extended apart, slightly bent—both hands were clenched—she had on a pair of side
<lb/>spring boots, and stockings—I sent for a doctor and another constable—the prisoner made an effort to speak to me, and I told him to go back and sit down, and he went back and quietly sat down on the table—I asked Weber, "Who has done this?" and Weber said, "Him," pointing to the prisoner—the prisoner said nothing to that—Weber went and fetched another policeman—I left the prisoner in charge of the sergeant, and went and searched his bedroom—there was no light in the bedroom—the gas was burning in the kitchen; that threw a slight light into the bedroom, but not much—I bad my own lantern, by the light of that I observed the bed—it was strewn with pieces of glass, apparently pieces of glass bottles and a looking glass—the mattrass was spattered with blood on the side nearest the wall, and the wall was spattered with blood—I found a brass candlestick under the bed, covered with blood and broken in—I observed the window of the bedroom looking into the yard—the whole of the panes of glass in that window were broken—at that time Dr. Hess came in, and another constable—the sergeant told Dr.
<hi rend="italic">Hess</hi> to tell the prisoner the charge—they had some conversation in German, at the end of which Dr. Hess said, "He seems confused; he knows that some
<lb/>thing has happened, but does not know exactly what"—I should say this was about 5.45 on the Saturday morning—I took the prisoner to the station in custody, with the sergeant 11
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>—when we got to the station the prisoner said to me, "I was woke up from sleep and found some one in my room; I threw a jug of water over them, and with the candlestick I fight"—when I first saw him at the hotel he bad on a pair of trowsers, a shirt, and an old pair of slippers; no coat or waistcoat—I took him as he was to the station—his trowsers and shirt were covered with blood—the front part of his trowsers was open, and his shirt hanging out—there was blood on the shirt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you first went there this man was raving, was he not, in a foreign language, that you did not understand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He seemed much excited—he was calling out loudly'; he was raving, if you may term it so—every pane in the window was broken—I found pieces of the looking-glass on the bed, I did not see the frame—the glass itself was broken in pieces—I did not notice any crockery in the room, broken, nor in the base
<lb/>ment—I had to make use of my bull's-eye when I went in, for the purpose of seeing distinctly what was in the bedroom—I did not notice whether there was a wash hand basin and jug in the room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the prisoner afterwards quiet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he went quietly with me to the station—besides what he said to me he made a state
<lb/>ment which Rowe took down in writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-173" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JOHN SERGEANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi> 11). On the morning of January 15th, I was sent for to the hotel—I got there about 5.40 or 5.45—as I went down stairs I saw blood on the stairs, and afterwards saw the woman in the kitchen—the legs and person and breast were exposed—I afterwards went with the prisoner to the station—I noticed his trowsers, all the buttons were undone except the top, and the front flap of his shirt was out—he was quiet.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-174" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BARFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 272). I was called to the hotel on this morning—I got there about 5.40—I was there when the prisoner was taken away in custody—after he was taken away I went into his bedroom and searched it—on the bed I found pieces of broken bottles, part of a broken</p>
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<p>looking-glass, pieces of a broken tumbler, and part of a candlestick, what a candlestick is loaded with—on the floor at the foot of the bed I found the frame of a looking-glass—there were parts of three or four broken bottles on the bed, there were three or four bottoms of bottles—I also found some wine bottles empty on the floor and one full of wine; the full one was in a chest, it had not been touched; there was some wine in one of the other bottles—the bed clothes were greatly disarranged, there was a mattrass, and a bed on the top of the mattras and the bed clothes—the bed appeared to bare been slept in or laid upon—on the Tuesday after this I met the witness, Mary James and had some conversation with her—on the Thursday I took her to St. Luke's workhouse, where the body was lying; I did not go into the dead house with her, I took her to the gate of the workhouse, and the porter belonging to the workhouse took her to the dead-house, where the body had been removed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-175" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ROWE</persName> </hi>) (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G R.</hi>) On Saturday morning, 15th January, I was the acting inspector at the Old Street police-station—the prisoner was brought there a few minutes after 6—he was very excited—his hands were covered with blood as far as his wrists; his face was splashed over with blood; his hair had a quantity of blood upon it; his shirt, which I produce, was also splashed over with blood; and the front flap of his shirt was hang
<lb/>ing out from the unbuttoned trowsers, and was also covered with blood—the trowsers were saturated with blood, down by the pockets—I took off his trawlers and gave him an old pair of police trowsers—in his left hand pocket I found this handkerchief, also saturated with blood—I told him he was charged with the murder of a female at Buecker's Hotel, Finsbury Square—I cautioned him that any statement he might make I should use as evidence against him—he made a statement, which I wrote down immediately, this
<hi rend="italic">is it</hi>—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "I</hi> thought it was a thief in the house; I had been drinking; I heard a noise at the side of my bed. I said 'Joseph;'
<hi rend="italic">I</hi> then think it was the porter; he no answer. I then take the looking-glass and hit her, and broke it. I took the candlestick and hit her, till I broke it; then I took the bottle, and hit her. I battled with her half-an-hour; and when the lights came I found the woman dead. I thought it was a thief in the house ")—he said this in broken English—I entered the charge—I could not understand the prisoner's surname properly, and I gave him a piece of paper and a pencil, and he wrote it down for me—he wrote it legibly—I have not got it here, it was lost in the bustle at the station—he only had upon him this purse and the handkerchief—the purse was empty—I after
<lb/>wards took him in a cab to the House of Detention, after he had been examined before the Magistrate; he said, "You no take me to prison, I have done nothing"—when he first came to the station he had been drinking—he smelt very strong of drink; but he was not in a state in which I should charge a man with being drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-176" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MCKEWAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G.</hi>) I saw the prisoner at the station on the morning of the 15th—I afterwards went to the hotel—Dr. Yarrow was there, examining the body—I saw the pockets of the deceased searched by Dr. Yarrow and a constable—I produce what was found; two clay pipes, a sixpence, a fourpenny piece, a threepenny piece, and a foreign coin, which I believe to be a Swiss 10 cent piece, 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and a common brooch—I went into the bedroom, and among other things I found this black jet chain on the bed, among pieces of bottles and glass, covered with blood—I found blood on the bed, close to the wall, and on the wall there was a</p>
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<p>circle of blood, about 9 inches in diameter, towards the head of the bed; there was a stream running from it to the floor, which formed a pool on the floor—at the woman's head, in the kitchen, there was also a pool of blood—there was a silver watch hanging on a nail about the centre of the bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-177" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>DR. AUGUSTUS HESS</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Artillery Place, Finsbury Square—on Saturday morning, 15th January, some person called on me—in conse
<lb/>quence of what they said, I went to Buecker's hotel—I got there at some
<lb/>thing like 5.40 or 5.45—I had been in the habit of being called there now and then—I knew the prisoner by sight; he had called several times upon me—I went straight down into the kitchen—I saw the body of a woman on the floor in the kitchen—I think the feet were under the threshold leading to the bedroom, and the body part in the kitchen—I felt the body—I saw no bonnet on in front, but I knew it must be behind her neck—my impression was that she had not been long dead; I mean to say an hour, or somewhat less, or perhaps much less—my reasons were, that she was warm all over, and even the wounds were warm where the blood had been, and all her limbs were perfectly flexible at the time, hands and feet, and everything—as well as I remember, her dress was somewhat above her knees—I saw the prisoner there—I did not say anything to him on my own account, but I explained to him the charge under which he was taken, and I heard him say something that would amount to this, "I don't know what it is all about"—he was then taken to the station—I was afterwards desired by a policeman to come to the station, and I went there and, in my pres
<lb/>ence the prisoner spelt his name and gave his age, quite calmly and cor
<lb/>rectly; he appeared to me very calm, but still bewildered—when I saw him he was certainly sober; I mean I did not see any symptoms of drunk
<lb/>enness in him—Dr. Yarrow, the police surgeon, was sent for, and I left the case in his hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say he appeared sober at the time you were there; is that perfectly consistent with his having been in a state of in
<lb/>toxication an hour or two before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Oh, yes, that might be—I suppose the circumstances I have heard narrated would be sufficient to bring him to his sober senses, even if he had been drunk two or three hours before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Without suggesting that the man was in a state of insanity, or any
<lb/>thing of that kind, is it not perfectly consistent with your knowledge of medical science, that persons even in a sane state, who go to sleep in a drunken state, and have distempered dreams and so forth, may be suddenly agitated by hallucinations and delusions, and still not be in a state what you would call insanity?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Such things have happened.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What things have happened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That persons suddenly waking up have committed some act under delusion or hallucination.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Persons, in respect of whom it would be absurd to impute that they were insane, falling asleep in a drunken state and being visited by dreams, suddenly awaking, would be affected with hallucinations, illusions, and delusions, having no foundation whatever, in fact?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly; canes have happened where persons to all appearance previously sane, have suddenly awakened from sleep, labouring under some delusion which has impelled them to some sudden act which would not have been committed by them if they had been previously awake and collected—may I explain? such persons, in first awakening from sleep, are reckless and have committed some act of which no one would have thought them capable beforehand—they have been suddenly afflicted with the most absurd</p>
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<p>illusions and delusions, without there being any permanent mental disorder, merely a temporary hallucination—I am not able to say whether a deep deep caused it, or anything in a dream caused it—I am speaking of a deep sleep, accompanied by drunkenness; cases have happened where such persons have awoke from sleep impressed with belief in respect of matters which did not really exist; they did not happen to me, but I know it from my reading—Dr. Taylor is a high authority in psychological science—the cases I heard of were cases where the hallucination was temporary—a man being afflicted with a powerful and impressive dream may awake under a delusion, haying been perfectly sane before, and be perfectly sane imme
<lb/>diately afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I will read you a passage from Dr. Taylor, under the head of "Hal
<lb/>lucinations and Illusions," and tell me if it meets with your concurrence: "As regards hallucinations and illusions, these are the most striking symptoms which are met with in a confirmed state of insanity; hallucina
<lb/>tions are those sensations which are supposed by the patient to be produced by external impressions, although no material object act upon his senses at the time." I will pause there to ask you, supposing, for instance, that a man had a dream in which he believed that the evil spirit, the devil, was in the room, might that operate upon his mind in a sleeping state in such a way as to impel him on awaking to do acts that he would not hare done if he had been awake and had his reflecting powers perfectly at his com
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should rather put it in this way, that a man waking up, might, at the time of waking up, fall under an hallucination, than make the hallucination the consequence of the dream—Dr. Taylor says, "A man has visions of all kinds, including the forms of the dead and living floating before him, when, in fact, he is merely gating on vacancy"—that is generally assumed—again, "a man sometimes fancies that he hears voices speaking or mysteriously whispering to him, while there is profound silence"—those are very frequent oases where persons are labour
<lb/>ing under mere hallucination—I agree with Dr. Taylor when he says "These states of mind are dependent upon a disordered state of mind, no matter whether produced by physical causes or by mere mental causes, but they are indications, whether temporarily or permanently, of a diseased state of mind"—I shall not quite follow you in saying that a diseased state of mind, like a diseased state of body, may exist for a very brief period and be succeeded by a perfectly healthy state—oases are on record of a mere temporary delusion in the mind, existing for the moment, non-existing yesterday, and non-existing to-morrow—cases have over and over again occurred where a man, in dreaming, has believed that he has heard voices, and been in contact and collision with persons who have not been near him at all—I don't remember a case, narrated by Dr. Winslow, of a person imagining, while he was asleep, that he saw a person approaching him in a menacing attitude, and leaped out of bed, seized the first article that was near him, and, some person being in the room, beat him in a terrible manner—I should suppose there must be something amiss with such a man beforehand, either bodily or mentally, that was not known to those around him; some disturbance of his health, either mentally or bodily, or both together, and, all at once, a delusion or hallucination takes place and he acts upon it—I concur with this passage of Dr. Taylor," Instances of hallucination are furnished by the act of dreaming, while illusions often occur during the act of suddenly waking from sleep, giving rise occasionally to serious questions involving criminal responsibility."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever know of a case of a man fighting with a woman for half-an-hour under an hallucination?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I daresay I had seen the prisoner ten or twelve times before this occurrence—he always appeared to me a childish man, uncertain in his way of speaking and acting—he was able to attend to his business, I suppose; I had nothing to do with him at the hotel; I have attended him—he appeared perfectly calm when I saw him at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you examined before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, once; I stated to the Magistrate all that I saw at the time I was called to the hotel and at the station—I gave no statement of opinion as to his mind; there was no question asked me—I said he seemed to understand that some
<lb/>thing had occurred, but did not know what.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-178" type="given" value="GEORGE EUGENE"/>GEORGE EUGENE YARROW</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the
<hi rend="italic">G</hi> division of police—on the morning of 15th January, about 6.30, I was sent for to the Old Street police-station—I saw the prisoner there and examined him—he had a wound on the third finger of the left hand, just below the nail, about the site of a fourpenny piece—it was merely an abrasion of the skin, just through the two skins—it was bleeding then—the inspector called my attention to it—it was a kind of wound that might have been produced by a bite—the next finger, the fourth, had also a slightly incised wound, not of the same character, that was an incised wound—his hands were covered with blood, and his face was bespattered with blood—the wound on the fourth finger might have been caused by coming in contact with a piece of broken glass—there was blood on the sleeves of his shirt and on the breast—I afterwards saw blood on the lower part of his shirt, and on the trowsers—I dressed his finger—he said "Thank you," several times—he seemed quite calm—he smelt of drink—he was quite sober—I saw a candlestick covered with blood, at the station—there was a small quantity of brain matter on the lower part of it, human brain I took it to be—this is the candlestick, but all the blood and brain matter has been wiped off—it was at the base, on the edge, and there were some long hairs attached to it which are gone now—there was a piece broken out—that was covered with blood, and also had brain substance on it—the composition that filled this up, to be a weight to steady it, was found in the prisoner's room in my presence, and I fitted it—I afterwards went to the kitchen of the hotel about 6.45—I saw the body of the deceased on the floor—she was lying on her back, in the door-way leading from the kitchen to a small sleeping apartment—the head and body were in the kitchen, and the feet and part of the legs in the bedroom—the clothes were thrown up over the body, exposing the person and the lower part of the abdomen—the right stocking was pulled down over the boot, and the breasts were exposed—the right arm was bent upwards and the hand clenched; the left arm was lying down by the side—there was a bonnet on the head—it was tied tightly round—I removed it—it was on the back part of the head, it had got out of its place—there was a large lacerated wound on the right side of the head, involving nearly the whole of the right side of the face, the fracture of the temporal bone, and the upper and lower jaw bones on that side—on the left eyebrow there was an incised wound, about an inch in length, coming over the eyebrow and eyelid—the right eye was partially dislodged from the socket; the left eye was contused, blackened, and the nose bones were both broken—I don't think I examined more minutely at that time; I made a post-mortem examination next day—I observed that some of the teeth were loose in the mouth—I took the</p>
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<p>things which the policeman has produced out of the pocket; that win all that was in the pocket—she was very poorly dressed, the clothes were very old; she had on an old brown dress and side-spring boots—she was quite dead when I got there—I have no doubt she had been dead two hours; I believe certainly more—I had the body re
<lb/>moved to the dead-house, and afterwards made a post-mortem examina
<lb/>tion—she was about twenty-six years of age, 4ft 11 in. in height; a very spare figure, fairly nourished—I examined her left hand, and between the finger and thumb I found about twenty short, brown curly hairs—I believe they were taken off the prisoner; they were his hairs—the hands were clenched, and there was some blood in the hand, and the hairs were matted together—I put them into a plate for the purpose of cleaning them, and some of them were thrown away—I have only been able to keep two or three, which I produce—in the wound on the head, that communicated with the brain, there were a number of small pieces of green glass, and some resinous substance, a small portion of which I have preserved—I com
<lb/>pared it with the stuff at the bottom of the candlestick, and it was the same kind of stuff—an instrument like the candlestick would make a wound of that kind, and the bottles also—the back of the left hand was very much contused, and there were five or six incised wounds, and there were four or five incised wounds also on the back of the right hand—there were incised wounds on some of the fingers—there were bruises on the right thigh, down to the knee—the right knee was very much bruised—there were scratches also about the private parts and on the left thigh—the bruises on the right thigh were quite high up—there were scratches on the inner part of both thighs—they were all in the inner part of the thighs—they varied from about the site of a five-shilling piece to about the size of the palm of my hand—that on the knee involved the whole of the inside of the knee—that might have been caused by resistance to connexion—that was the only way in which I could account for them—there were some scratches on the left side of the private parts—I opened the stomach; it contained about 3/4lbs. of a dark-coloured fluid, with some white substance in it, consisting of fish and potato, and there was some potato peeling—the fluid smelt of wine; claret, I believe—I found no evidence of connexion having recently taken place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> She was a woman of the town?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the hymen was absent—no doubt connexion had taken place; but I found no evidence of recent connexion—I found no seminal fluid either in the
<hi rend="italic">vagina</hi> or about the private parts—supposing connexion had taken place after 2 o'clock that morning, I might have found some traces—it would be rather a long time afterwards to find it—the fracture of the skull was the immediate cause of death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I don't understand you to pledge your opinion as to when she had last had connexion, whether it was within a few hours, or several hours?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly not; I do not give it as an opinion; I say I found no evidence that she had recently had connexion—in the ordinary course I should not expect the seminal discharge to remain in the
<hi rend="italic">vagina</hi> probably more than an hour—it might be overcome by a variety of causes; by natural discharge of her own—I do not venture to say she might not have had connexion within two or three hours of the time I saw the body—I believe the bruises and scratches were caused immediately before death—I think I may speak to the scratches with more certainty than the bruises</p>
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<p>—we do not usually find an indication of A bruise until some hours have elapsed after the injury has been inflicted—it is my opinion that the scratches were not caused six or eight hours before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> As to the bruises, was it consistent with their appear
<lb/>ance that they were caused recently before death?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe they were caused a short time before death; not six or eight hour before, but quite recently before death.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would the discoloration which is attendant upon a bruise, generally present itself after death?
<hi rend="italic">A,</hi> Oh, yet, it may be caused imme
<lb/>diately after death; but the blood that is effused close by the side of a scratch would not present itself unless it was caused immediately before death, and before the body was cold—I made the post-mortem examination on the Sunday, about 1.30—it was not until then that I saw the hairs in the hand—she had then been removed from the hotel.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-179" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am now living at a coffee shop in Old Street, near the police-station—I am a girl of the town—on Friday, 14th January, I was living in Great Arthur Street—I have known the prisoner two yean—I first saw him in Finsbury Square—I know Buecker's hotel—I was in the habit of going there with the prisoner—I have been in there with him twelve times—I went in at the front door—I usually went about 1.45 in the morning—he told me to ring, sometimes, and he told me to wait, some
<lb/>times—I did ring—when I rang, the prisoner always let me in—I used to go into his little bedroom, along a dark passage, down stain—I have been in that room with him about a dozen times—the last time was on the Tuesday night before this occurrence—I used to go there for immoral purposes—the prisoner always paid me—I knew the deceased—I was with her on the Friday night—I knew her by the name of
<hi rend="italic">Cissy</hi> no other name—she was not living with me—I saw her in Finsbury Square on the Friday night, about 10.30—we had something to eat together—we afterwards parted—I saw her again about 1.40 or 1.45, just opposite the door of the hotel, only a little round the corner—I afterwards saw the prisoner at the door—that was the door at which he used to let me in—he went in and shut the door—I did not see him open it the second time; I did the first time—he stood at the door, and
<hi rend="italic">Cissy</hi> went over to speak to him—she said she had got an appointment to go in; she did not go in then—the prisoner went in and shut the door—
<hi rend="italic">Cissy</hi> came back to me, and spoke to me—she then went back again, and went indoors—she went in at the door of the hotel—I could not say who opened the door, I did not se; it was opened by some one, and she went in—after she came from the door the first time, the door was shut—she went up the second time, and was let in—I did not distinctly see who opened the door then; I saw a shape, but I could not see distinctly—the door was opened, and she went in—that was about 2 o'clock—I don't exactly know what interval there was between the pri
<lb/>soner coming to the door and speaking to her, and her going in, but about ten minutes, as near as I could say—I remained outside about twenty minutes after she went in—she did not come out again, and I went away home—I got home about 3 o'clock—I lived in Great Arthur Street then, but I did not go the near way; I went round Aldersgate Street and Goswell Street way—I had seen the prisoner and
<hi rend="italic">Cissy</hi> speak together on other nights, but nothing more—I have seen him speak to her several times; I hare seen them together on the doorstep of the hotel—
<hi rend="italic">Cissy</hi> was not quite sober on this night—when I went in I used to stay ten minutes</p>
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<p>or a quarter of an hour, no longer—I did not bear of this matter till Saturday night—I saw a constable in Finsbury Square on the Wednesday night, I think; it was a day or two afterwards, and I told him something—on the Thursday I was taken to the dead-house at St. Luke's, and there saw the body of
<hi rend="italic">Cissy,</hi> with her head all beaten in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You had no cause to complain of this man; he had always behaved very kindly to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he always behaved a gentle
<lb/>man to me—
<hi rend="italic">Cissy</hi> had had a good deal to drink that night before I left her—the door of the hotel is in a street leading into Finsbury Square—I was on the opposite side with
<hi rend="italic">Cissy</hi> while she was waiting, for a quarter of an hour, just round the corner—she went across on the first occasion and spoke to the prisoner, and then came back to me—that was about ten minutes before she went in, as near as I could say.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> She came and spoke to you, and then went back to the door of the hotel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, that was not a moment after scarcely.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I understood you to say that after she had been to the door of the hotel, and the prisoner came to the door, she came across to where you were standing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, she came back to me, and we stayed there about ten minutes before she went back to the door of the hotel, as near as I can say—I remained where I was, on the opposite side of the street—she came back to me and said she had got an appointment, and we waited; that was at first—then she left me and went back to the door of the hotel—she was not long at the door before she went in—I can't say how long—she came back to me and said she had got an appointment, and she went back directly after—she stayed talking to me for ten minutes, and then left me and went in—when she left me the second time she did not stay on the steps of the hotel, she came back to me—I mean that she came—the back to me a second time, and then she went directly from me and went in door of the hotel is not far from the corner of the street—the square is at the other side of the way—at the moment she went into the hotel I did not see anybody but
<hi rend="italic">Cissy</hi>—how she got the door open I could not dis
<lb/>tinctly tell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you stayed for about twenty minutes, before you went home, were you in such a situation that you could see whether she came out or not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not see her come out—I was not looking for her—I waited that time, and then went home—I could not see the door so as to see whether she came out or not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-180" type="given" value="EDWARD JOHN"/>EDWARD JOHN HEARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 247). On Thursday, the 16th, I went to the dead-house, at St. Luke's, and saw the deceased—I knew her—I had taken her into custody on 6th January, at 1 o'clock in the morning, in Compton Street, Clerkenwell, for being drunk and incapable—I had never seen her before that night—I took her to the Old Street police-station—she there gave her name and address, as "Cecily Aldridge, 27, Acorn Street, Bishopagate Street"—I saw that written down on the charge sheet by Inspector McKewan, and I signed it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700228-name-181" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES REDDING</persName> </hi>. I am the infirmary and reception warder at the Middlesex House of Detention—on Wednesday, 19th January, I saw the prisoner in his cell about 6.30—I was the officer on duty for the night, and I went into the cell and made an inspection—I asked the prisoner if he was all right—he rose up in bed, and said, "Will you give me something for my finger? it is very bad; the woman bit it"—I said, "All right," and left the cell—on 26th I saw him searched, after returning from the Police Court,</p>
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<p>and he turned to me and said, "Mr. Doctor, will you give me some more ointment for my finger, it is very bad; the woman I killed bit it"—he spoke in English.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> And he did not speak in a whisper?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he made no mystery at all about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). When the prisoner asked me to lend him some money on the Friday night, I lent him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it was a half-sovereign—no silver—this black chain belongs to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SARAH BUECKER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say the prisoner went away for some time, and returned again; was the time he was away the time he was in the hospital, or was he away besides that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was away while he was in our service, I believe—I think while I was on the continent—he frequently suffered with his neck—he had his neck and head bandaged, so that he could not be seen in the business—he went away on that account, not on account of his mind.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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