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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-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, April 4th, 1870, and following days,</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-2" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LUSH</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GUENET</hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-6" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMULER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18700404-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="t18700404-name-8" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-9" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CAUSTON</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PATERSON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-12" type="given" value="ALEXANDER JOHN"/>ALEXANDER JOHN BAYLIS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BESLEY, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two star</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 CASE</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-304-18700404 t18700404-304-punishment-5"/>Three Years' Police Supervision.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-25" type="given" value="GEORGE FRANCIS"/>LORD GEORGE FRANCIS HAMILTON, M.P</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Hertford Street—in the year 1869 I had seen the prisoner Godfrey, he had some conversation with me on the subject of regattas, and I subscribed a guinea and gave it to him—I subscribed to more than one regatta in 1869—this is my genuine signature to this subscription list marked "A" (
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<lb/>scribe to the Tottenham Annual Rowing Match—on 8th March last Ashton came to me, he sent in these lists by my servant—I sent them back to him—he ultimately came in and brought in the lists with him—I asked him if this was an annual regatta—he said yes, one had taken place last year—I asked if he was authorized to collect subscriptions for this regatta—he said he knew one of the committee, and that he was authorized—I asked him</p>
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<p>when this regatta would take place—he said when sufficient money had been collected—I further asked him if he lived at Tottenham—he said he did not—I asked why he was collecting subscriptions—he said because he had plenty of time, and he knew the parties—I then gave him a guinea—I gave, certain directions to my servant, and he was taken in custody—I had never seen Ashton before to my knowledge—I had seen Godfrey, he stutters very much—I think I saw him more than once in 1869, but I could not be cer
<lb/>tain as to the exact number of times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Athton.</hi> I did not take the papers in myself, I sent them in by the ser
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> The papers were given to me first by my servant, as having been brought by the man that was waiting—I returned them, and said I would see the man, and they were then brought in by him—I did not receive any receipt for the guinea, I thought my signature sufficient; but I have kept a list of the regattas to which I have subscribed—I subscribed to fifteen or sixteen this year—I may or may not have given the paper upon which my genuine signature appears, to Godfrey—I can't say I paid him the guinea to which that refers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-26" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOLMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C R</hi> 37). On 8th March I was called to Lord George Hamilton's house, and took Ashton into custody—Lord George Hamilton said in his presence that he should give him into custody for obtaining a guinea by false pretences—after we got out of the house Ashton said, "There is a man down here who gave me this parchment"—I let him walk on, and I walked by his side—he walked up to Godfrey, and said, "This is a pretty mess, Bill"—Godfrey said, "It's all right"—I told Godfrey I should take him into custody for being concerned—at the station Ashton said that Godfrey gave him the parchments, and Godfrey said another man gave them to him, but that he did not know the man—I have been to Tottenham and made inquiries, both at the boat-house and the public-houses—no such thing was ever known as an annual regatta or rowing match—I searched Godfrey at the station, and found on him a farthing and an ink-bottle—on Ashton I found 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 2 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—I asked Godfrey for his address—he said he had got no fixed residence, be lodged anywhere where he got the money to pay his lodging at night—Ashton gave his address as 5, Elliot Court, Old Bailey—that was correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-27" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN CRUSHA</persName> </hi>. I live in High Street, Tottenham, and am editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Tottenham and Edmonton Herald</hi>—I have been so seven years—I am well acquainted with what goes on in the neighbourhood of Tottenham—I never heard of any Tottenham Regatta or Rowing Match—there is no com
<lb/>mittee formed for that purpose.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-28" type="surname" value="NOAKES"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-28" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH NOAKES</persName> </hi>. I live at the Ferry Boathouse, at Tottenham, and have done so for the last eighteen years—I never heard of a Tottenham Regatta or Rowing Match—I know nothing of any committee being formed for the purpose of holding anything of the sort for the present year.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-29" type="surname" value=","/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-29" type="given" value="THOMAS HUGHES,"/>THOMAS HUGHES, ESQ., M.P</persName> </hi>. I am Member for Frome, and live at 80, Park Street, Westminster—I have never subscribed to any regatta called the Tottenham Annual Regatta or Rowing Match, or ever heard of such a thing—I know Godfrey by sight; he has come to me for subscriptions years ago—I know his face well—here is a name purporting to be mine on this list marked "A;" it is not my writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-30" type="surname" value=","/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-30" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY MILLS;"/>CHARLES HENRY MILLS; ESQ., M.P</persName> </hi>. I am Member for West Kent, and live at 15, Great Stanhope Street—I have never subscribed to the Totten
<lb/>ham Annual Regatta or Rowing Match fur 1870—I think this is my signature</p>
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<p>to the list of 1869—I did not subscribe to any such thing as the reading represents—it is impossible to recollect what was the heading when I put my name there—there were a great many subscriptions that year—I know Godfrey, and have seen him on several occasions; he always came to me with one of these documents.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-31" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-31" type="surname" value="ENFIELD,"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-31" type="given" value="VISCOUNT"/>VISCOUNT ENFIELD, M.P</persName> </hi>. My name is on this list for 1870; but it is not my signature—I did not authorize anybody to sign it—I did not pay a guinea to the Tottenham Annual Rowing Match or Regatta this year—I have never heard of such a regatta.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY SMITH,"/>WILLIAM HENRY SMITH, ESQ., M.P</persName> </hi>. The signature to this list of 1870 is not my writing—I did not authorize anyone to put it there—I did not pay anyone a guinea on behalf of that—I don't know the prisoners—I think I have seen one of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-33" type="surname" value=","/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN GILBERT TALBOT,"/>JOHN GILBERT TALBOT, ESQ., M.P</persName> </hi>. I am Member for West Kent, and live at 10, Great George Street, Westminster—I have never subscribed to the Tottenham Annual Rowing Match or Regatta—my name appears on the list for 1869—that was written by me—I can't tell to what regatta I subscribed in 1869; but I know I did not subscribe to the Tottenham Regatta—I had a good many of these documents brought to me when I was a candidate for West Kent, in 1868, and when I saw they did not belong to West Kent, I at once put them aside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ashton's Defence.</hi> The man alongside of me called on me on the Monday, I had very little to do. He asked me if I would do a job for him on the following Monday. I said I would. I met him, and he gave me the papers. I thought they were really genuine. I had not got them in my hand five minutes before I got to Lord George Hamilton's house. I left them there and went again in half-an-hour, and the policeman was ready for me. I was asked if I knew the committee. Godfrey told me he was one of the committee, and I believed what he told me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Godfrey Defence.</hi> These papers I had of a man named Charles Brown; he asked me to go for the subscriptions. I said I could not. He asked me if I knew anyone that would go, and I thought of this man. I have not seen the man since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-306-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-306-18700404 t18700404-306-punishment-7"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY EDWARDS</hi> (30)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE COLE</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700404-307-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging three orders for the delivery of goods, with intent to defraud,</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARDS</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-307-18700404 t18700404-307-punishment-8"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">COLE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700404-308-offence-1 t18700404-name-37"/>Ellen Mar
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700404-308-offence-1 t18700404-name-38"/>Albert Marshall</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<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">
<persName id="t18700404-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-39" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-39" type="surname" value="MARSHALL"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-39" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Albert Marshall, and live at 8, High Street, Whitechapel—on the night of 12th March, about 10.45, I was in the High Street—the prisoner came in front of me and caught hold of my throat—he then pulled my watch out of my pocket—he broke it away from the chain, and ran down Half Moon Passage with it—as he was going down Half Moon Passage another man followed him, about the same size—the prisoner was the man who assaulted me—he pressed my throat very much—my watch was worth about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I followed the prisoner till he was stopped by a constable—I did not lose sight of him; I was close behind him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was it dark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was right against the light of Mr. Hawkins' shop—when he ran away I could see him all the way he went—I had never seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-40" type="surname" value="MARRIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-40" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MARRIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 176). I was on duty in Great, Alie Street on this night—I saw the prisoner and the last witness together in Half Moon Passage—she had hold of him, and called out "Stop him, he has got my watch"—he ran away; I ran after him into Duncan Street, and then into High Street, when he was stopped by another constable—I never lost sight of him—there was another man running with the prisoner, about the same size; he turned to the right, and got away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the other roan before him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, they were both together, as near abreast as possible, in Duncan Street—I ran about 300 yards from the time I saw him in the passage till I took him into custody—he turned about four corners—I have not apprehended the other man—the prisoner, the other man, and the prosecutrix were the only persons in the passage—I did not know the prisoner by sight before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-41" type="surname" value="RICHARDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-41" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL RICHARDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 48). I was on duty in Whitechapel, and saw the prisoner running, followed by a mob of persons, crying "Stop thief!"—I made towards him and apprehended him—he came at me like a little horse, as hard as he could—I fell—I got up again and held him—the other constable and the prosecutrix came up at the same time—he was charged with stealing the watch, and he said he did not do it and he knew nothing about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-308-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in October</hi>, 1868**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE LOMAX COBHAM</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700404-309-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-309-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for the payment of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-43" type="surname" value="SANSOME"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-43" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK SANSOME</persName> </hi>. I keep a beer-house at 15, Great Prescott Street, Whitechapel—I knew the prisoner as a customer on and off for about three or four years—he represented himself as a seaman—about three weeks ago he came to my place and said, "I have got a ship at last"—I said I was very glad to hear it—he went away and came again, in the course of a week, and said he had been at work on board the ship; he said, "I generally have got my friends to do a little business with me in the shape of advancing money on notes; they have gone into the country, could you oblige me with some money on this advance note?"—I said I would rather not; but afterwards, believing him to be a respectable man, I said I would chance it, and I gave him 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the note—I said, "It is not usual for me to do these things, is it a genuine note?"—he said, "Yes, you may depend upon that"—he wrote his name on the back of the note, and said I was to apply to the agents mentioned in it for the money—I advanced him the money—I afterwards went to 7, East India Avenue, to the agents mentioned, and they refused payment—I have never got my money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know where the prisoner was lodging?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I went to the address he gave, and they did not know anything of him—he said he was going away on board the
<hi rend="italic">Elgin</hi>—I went to the agents on 5th February, about a fortnight after I paid him the money—they told me they were not the agents of the ship.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner go in the
<hi rend="italic">Elgin</hi>?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—they did not know anything about him at the shipping-office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-44" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at 71, Camberwell New Road, and am a clerk in the Merchant Marine Office, Hammond Street, Minories—I don't know Robert Healy, the master of the ship
<hi rend="italic">Elgin</hi>—Amos D. Healy is the master of the
<hi rend="italic">Elgin</hi>—the signature to this advance note has no resemblance to Mr. Healy's signature—the
<hi rend="italic">Elgin</hi> sailed about the latter part of January—I have not seen the prisoner before to my knowledge—I have a duplicate of the ship's articles—that contains the signatures of the crew of the
<hi rend="italic">Elgin</hi>—I was present when the crew was shipped—I saw them go on board—I saw all the men write their signatures on this paper—the prisoner was not one of them—these advance notes can be purchased for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by anybody—the notes to the
<hi rend="italic">Elgin</hi> would be delivered at our office—advance notes were given to all the men who signed this paper for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You can't take on yourself to swear that is not Captain Healy's writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is not his Christian name—I merely swear it does not resemble his signature—the advance notes are given after the crew have signed—it is part of the agreement—a substitute may be shipped on board the vessel without going to the office, but the general course is to engage them at the office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many of the crew were there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Ten all told, and there appears to have been two substitutes on board at Gravesend—I did not see them on board.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-45" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-45" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOPER</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Crutched Friars, and am clerk to the agents of the
<hi rend="italic">Elgin</hi>, Messrs. Newman & Baker—Captain Healy was the master—I know his handwriting—this signature is not in his hand-writing—this is not a genuine note.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-46" type="surname" value="WADLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-46" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WADLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Lacy Street, Bow, and am clerk to Messrs. Bond & Mackelvie, 7, East India Avenue—this advance note is made payable at our place—we were not the agents for the
<hi rend="italic">Elgin</hi>—I know nothing about that note, and I do not know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-47" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 427.) I took the prisoner into custody on another charge—I charged him with obtaining money by false pre
<lb/>tences—he said he could not help missing the ship—I did not say anything about the advance note.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-309-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-309-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700404-309-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 492). I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, John Wilson, convicted of uttering counterfeit coin in June</hi>, 1869,
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a florin, and I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she drank the ale in a hurry and went but immediately, which aroused my suspicion—I had put the florin in the till, where there were only two sixpences—I found it was bad, and told my man to bring Smith back, which he did, and I said, "Mistress, you have given me a bad two-shilling piece; I want my change back"—she gave me the 1
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a penny, saying that that was all she had—she asked me to give her the florin back, but I would not—it bent easily—I let her go, and the same night I saw her at the station and gave the florin to a constable—Deffee was there when Smith was brought back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 173). I was on duty in Mare Street—Deffee pointed out Smith to me as she came out—I followed her—the pri
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N R</hi> 40). I took Rogers, and saw Deffee take hold of Smith, who had been standing behind the van, close to the wheel—Rogers said that he knew nothing of the woman—she was asking him the way somewhere—we met Hewitt, and I told him, in the prisoners' presence, to look round by the van and he would find something thrown away under the van—I found on Rogers a shilling and three halfpence, a pawn ticket, and a tobacco box—Hewitt afterwards showed me the place, near the tail of the van, where he picked up a glove—that was close to where I had seen Smith standing—he handed me the glove, which contained a bad florin and five bad shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-59" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HEWITT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 499). I searched near the van, and found this glove and coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-60" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE HOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the station—I searched Smith, and found 5 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Rogers' Defence.</hi> I met this woman and spoke to her, and up came this
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> and laid bold of my collar, and the policeman took me. There was no scuffling; my master came to the station and gave me a character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's Defense.</hi> I was
<hi rend="italic">drawed</hi> into it innocent enough, this man gave me the 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I had not got it when I went back to Mr. Tipples.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with a former conviction, of a like offence, at this Court, in May</hi>, 1860,
<hi rend="italic">in the same of Mary Wood, to which she</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman, of 43, Newgate Street—my father keeps the Guilford Arms, Guilford Street, Russell Square—on February, about 4 o'clock, p.m., I was assisting him in his bar, and served Clifford with 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of rum—she tendered a bad shilling, I bent it and returned it to her—she appeared surprised and said that she had taken it a few doors off at Lansdowne Place—she went out one way, and I the other; I met her in Brunswick Square, when Tanner joined her; they were together a very short time, they separated, and one followed the other—I followed them to St. Pancras Church, but they joined before that and walked to Euston Square—I told Clifford I wanted her for passing bad money; she was very indignant, and I gave them both in custody—I saw Tanner's hand going towards the railings, the constable stopped her and took from her left band eight bad shillings, with paper between each—I had bent the shilling tendered to me, I gave it back to Clifford—I saw it again at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-66" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TROUT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 237). Jackson gave Clifford into my cus
<lb/>tody, she was told the charge but made no reply—Tanner, who was about four steps off, asked Clifford what was the matter—I took eight bad shillings from one of Tanner's hands, and 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper from the other—she tried to shove them down some railings—at the station I received a bad shilling from the female searcher, which Mr. Jackson identified.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-67" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE BLISSETT</persName> </hi>. I searched the prisoners, and found this bad shil
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-68" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin uttered by Clifford is bad—these eight coins found on Tanner are bad, and two of them are from the same mould as that uttered by Clifford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tanner's Defence.</hi> I found the money, nine shillings, in Lansdowne Place, wrapped up in a piece of stuff. I did not know whether they were good or bad, and told Clifford to go into a public-house and see. She rought back a bent shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clifford's Defence.</hi> Tanner has stated the truth.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered a florin from his pocket, and I noticed two pieces of silver and a penny in his hand—I sounded the florin on the counter, and Mr. Palmer took it up and bent it—I told the prisoner it was bad and threw it on the counter again—the prisoner took it up, and said he had no more money and could not take the cheese—he left with the bad florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was not near the shop.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure you are the man—I picked you out from several others on the Wednesday following—the policeman did not point you out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-72" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY GILL</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Murray Arms—about 1.30 the pri
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—he drank the ale and left—he was about five minutes at the bar—I put the florin in the till—there was only 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. there—as soon as he left Mr. Palmer came in—I looked in the till and found the florin was bad—there was still no other silver there but the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave the florin to a policeman at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> While I drank my ale and smoked my pipe, did not you sell a bottle of Old Tom?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perhaps I did, but no bottle money is placed in the till—I had cleared the till out five minutes before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-73" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FORMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 270). I received the prisoner, and got this florin from the barmaid—I found 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper on the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>—This florin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not near Mr. Palmer's shop on 14th March, nor within forty yards of the end of the street. I changed a florin at the Murray Arms, but I believed it was good.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STEPHEN CUMMINGS</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BROMBY</hi>'
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-76" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA MORTLOCK</persName> </hi>. My husband is a hosier, at 107, Hackney Road—on Friday evening, 8th March, between 7 and 8 o'clock, I served the prisoner with two paper collars, value 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me one shilling—I gave him the change, and as soon as he left I gave it to my husband, who found it was bad—next day the prisoner came again for a dozen collars the same as I showed him last night—I called my husband and left him to deal with the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Will you swear you did not put the shilling in the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I will.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin—I laid the shilling down before him, and said "You were here last night, and passed this bad shilling on my wife"—he said, "I did not know it was bad; if I had a good shilling I would give it to you for it"—not having a detector I took the florin to a neighbour, and found that it bent—the prisoner followed me there, and I gave him in charge, with the florin and shilling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 22). I took the prisoner, and received this shilling and florin—he said that the money was given to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know the coins were bad. I waited till the policeman came.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700404-318-offence-1 t18700404-name-81"/>George Jaques</persName>, and stealing 2
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-82" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-82" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JAQUES</persName> </hi>. I am a china and glass dealer, of 19, Skinner Street, Somers Town—the prisoner has done odd jobs for me, and knew that I kept my money in a small tin box in a cupboard in my bedroom—on Sunday night, 27th February, the prisoner came up to mo at the corner of Seymour Street, Euston Road, and asked me if I was satisfied that he had not stolen the gas-fittings which had been taken out of the shop, and asked me to let him have a pennyworth of tobacco—I said, "If you want tobacco you had better pay for it"—he said that he had no money—about two hours after
<lb/>wards I went home, and found my cupboard open, and my money gone—someone had climbed up the shutters, got on the fascia, and gone in at the window—the window was shut at 11 o'clock, and my money, five half-sove
<lb/>eigns, was safe.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-83" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MANSTLL</persName> </hi>. I live in Dean's Place, and know the prisoner—we were drinking together at a public-house on Sunday night, 27th February, about 9 o'clock, and got out of temper with each other—he pulled two and a-half sovereigns and a florin out of his pocket, and put them on the counter—Miss Moore took them up, and told him to put them into his pocket again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-84" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-84" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH JIGGINS</persName> </hi>. I have been keeping company with the prisoner—on Sunday night, 27th February, he gave me a half-sovereign, and asked me to get his coat out of pawn—we had a little dispute about it, and I gave it back to him—I saw him put a half-sovereign on the counter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-85" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-85" type="surname" value="MAW"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-85" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE MAW</persName> </hi>. I live at the Somers Arms, Ossulston Street, Somers Town—on Sunday night, 27th February, between 8 and 9 o'clock, I saw two half-sovereigns and some silver in his possession—he put them on the counter, and I picked them up, and told him to put them in his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-86" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-86" type="surname" value="JAQUES"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-86" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE JAQUES</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's daughter—on the night of 26th of February I was left in charge of the house—I went to sleep, and woke up and went to bed about 3 o'clock on Sunday morning—when I went into the bedroom I saw the window open, and marks as if two knees had been on the sill, trying to get in at the window, which was shut before; it is never open—I went to my father's bedroom, and saw his cupboard open—I told my father when he came home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-87" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SHERWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer Y</hi>). On Wednesday I tapped the prisoner on the shoulder, within fifteen yards of where he lived, and said "I want to speak to you"—he said "All right"—I said "I suppose you know what it is for?"—he said "Well, I have heard something about it; it is Jaques' affair, is if not?"—I said "Yes"—he said "I know nothing about it"—I said "How do you account for the money you had in the public-house on Sunday?"—he said "I never had any money"—I took him to the prosecutor, and he was locked up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not get into his place. I did not know where he kept his money, and did not have the money. I am innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-90" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROSS</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, and live at 1, Great Mitchell Street, St. Luke's—about 10 o'clock on the evening of 30th March, I was in Milton Street—the prisoner came up and shook hands with me—I thought at first that I knew him, and I shook hands with him freely—there were a great many persons about—in fact, there was a lodge meeting, and I am giving two pots of beer to the band which was playing in the street—the prisoner came up to me a second time, and asked me for beer—I said "Don't bother me while I am busily engaged with other parties"—he came up again—I pushed him back, and went on the step of the door of the public-house, and he came up and gave me a kick; with that I struck him on the head with my stick, and at that moment he put his hand and got my Albert chain, with a glass instead of a watch attached to it—the snatch broke the chain, and part of it stuck in my waistcoat—I value it at about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it had a coin attached to it, which had been made a present to me—the prisoner got part of the chain and ran away with it, after I struck him—a witness pursued him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I strike you before you struck me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You kicked me first.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARLISLE</persName> </hi>. I am a waterman, and live at 20, Middle Street, Cloth Fair—on the evening of 30th March I was standing at the public-house door, next to
<hi rend="italic">Brother</hi> Ross—up came the prisoner, and said "Ain't you going to stand some beer?" and made a snatch at his guard
<lb/>chain—he did not succeed in getting it the first time—he pushed
<hi rend="italic">Brother</hi> Ross inside the house—he said, "What did you do that for?"—there were two of his com
<lb/>pinions behind him—he made a second grasp, and stole something from his pocket—I did not know what it was—he passed it to one of the other men in a flannel jacket—he dropped it in the gutter—Ross said to the prisoner, "What did you do that for?"—the prisoner deliberately up with his foot and kicked him in the lower part of his person—the congregation was so great on account of the band playing, and these vagabonds hail it all their own way—the three men ran up a narrow dark passage—I pursued them—one of them tried to snatch my medal I had on my breast, but I knocked him somewhere; I don't know where—I met an officer, and said "Stop him, governor," and he did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you say you saw me snatch the chain?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw you snatch it away from
<hi rend="italic">Brother</hi> Ross, and pass it to the man in the flannel jacket, and another with a little
<hi rend="italic">billycock</hi> hat and a short jacket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FARROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 248). About 10 o'clock on the night of 30th March I saw the prisoner running—I heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—last witness was close behind him—I caught him, and took him back to the prosecutor—he was charged with stealing the chain and a gold coin—he said he did not do it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing about the chain. The prosecutor struck me, and I struck him; but as for taking the chain, I never touched it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my hand, and four oranges and six eggs in a paper bag in my arm—the prisoner came up to me and asked what I had got—I said that had nothing to do with him—he went to take my money, and I struggled—with that he up with his fist and struck me across the face and gave me two black eyes, and my nose bled a little for two or three days afterwards—he took my money and went away—I don't know what became of him—I went and gave information to the police—I gave a description of the man—I had not been drinking—when he struck me I became unconscious from the blow, and they tried to persuade me I had been drinking—I saw the prisoner in custody at the station-house—about five weeks ago he was placed with others—I picked him out directly; he has a cast in his right eye—I am tore he is the man.</p>
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<lb/>rington—on the evening of 28th December I saw the prosecutrix in Wright's Lane—I saw the prisoner come out by the workhouse; he took the woman down the lane, and took the money away from her, and struck her on the eye; he also took from her four oranges and some eggs—I was about ten yards away from him—I saw some silver in his hand—she tried to prevent his taking it—he afterwards went into the Devonshire Arms along with a woman, and gave her some beer, and he was eating the oranges—he then came out again, walked a little way, and then began to run—I and the woman he gave the beer to went after him; we could not catch him—the prosecutrix was quite sober—I am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There were other little boys there at the time, were there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were some more boys—they are not here—I did not hear anyone say that a boy had run down the street with the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-98" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, Wargrave Street, Kensington, next door to the prosecutrix—about 4.45, on the evening of 28th December, I was passing the Devonshire Arms—I had an appointment to meet my young man near there, and I saw the prisoner running, and a little girl after him—I saw the prosecutrix afterwards, and her eyes were very much bruised, and her nose was bleeding; she had an awful black eye—she was quite sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-99" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DALEY</persName> </hi> (
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-321-18700404 t18700404-321-punishment-23"/>Fifteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, and a pocket book—the prosecutor's watch is one of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you find any watches ou Bannister?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I mentioned before the Magistrate, that I saw Bannister pass the pin to Raw
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in which three sove
<lb/>reigns were wrapped; I also had 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and some coppers, in the same pocket—the hand was withdrawn, and I became partially insensible from the pressure, but when it was withdrawn I got up and ran after one man who ran away—it was neither of the prisoners—there were six or seven altogether—I was then hit and seized again, and knocked down, and I then lost my senses completely from pressure on my throat; and when I recovered I found I had lost my coat, waistcoat, boots, and the contents of my trowsers pockets—my lip was cut, and I felt very severe pain in my throat, and partial stupor, and I have still the greatest possible difficulty in swallowing solid food—I had a severe cut on my lower lip, and a bruise on my right temple—I did not thoroughly recover myself till twenty minutes after I got home, from the pressure on my brain—I went to, the station the next afternoon, Tuesday, and described Hurley as well as I cow, and on Thursday night I saw him, with many others, at the station, and picked him out—my impression is that Brian is one of them, but I will not swear to him—I value my stolen clothes at 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have not seen them since—I was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are inclined to think Brian was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I will not swear to anyone but Hurley, but if I form an opinion I think Brian was one of them—I picked out another man; I was wrong in my belief—I heard a woman say, "Leave him alone!" or "What a shame!"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far were you from Ship</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 120 or 130 yards—it was very muddy and wet—I had to go home without my boots—it was about 12.30 when I turned from Ship Alley into Wellclose Square, and it was about 1.10 when I got home—I had noticed the clock, because I had some letters to post at the pillar—there was a light at the corner, but it was rather a dark place—I did not slip—Hurley held me so that I could only partially turn round.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-112" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA BALLARD</persName> </hi>. I am an unfortunate girl—on Tuesday morning, 15th March, I was with Fitzpatrick and another girl, in Ship Alley, and saw Dr. Budget pass along Ship Alley, and the two prisoners and two other men behind him—when he got into the square he happened to slip off the kerb and the four men pretended to pick him up, but they were picking his pockets—I saw the money fall out of his pocket in the road, and saw Brian pick it up and put it in his pocket—they caught him by the throat and threw him down several times, and I said "What a shame, do not knock the man down like that!"—Brian then turned round, and was going to strike me, but I got out of the way—there was no policeman near—I said that I would fetch a policeman—Dr. Budget got up and was followed by these two prisoners—I then left them and saw no more—the other two men went away after the first attack—I saw Brian nit night at the corner of Peach Street, and said "I will give you in charge"—he tried to strike me, and I fetched a policeman and gave him in charge—I knew both the prisoners by sight, but not by name—Dr. Budget seemed sober to me—he was about as far from me as I am from you, when I saw him trip off the pavement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Mr. Budget fall down before he was touched?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he slipped off the kerb, and fell on his hands and knees—I was behind him when he fell—I had not been talking to him or soliciting him—the four men all fell upon him, and then two of them went away—Brian offered to hit me, both on the night of the robbery and the night afterwards—I did not speak to him on the night of the robbery, but I called out "What a shame"—if I said before the Magistrate "Brian offered to strike me; it was not the same night as the robbery," I made a mistake—it is no mistake about Dr. Budget falling down before anybody touched him; he slipped off the kerb—I had seen Brian before, up and down the Highway, but never spoke to him before, and did not know his name—I only saw him two or three nights before—I should know the other two men if I saw them—I did not go for a policeman the first night, because I did not want to have anything to do with it—I spoke to him on the second night, and said "I will give you in charge"—a policeman was coming down Ship Alley—I was only two minutes going to him, and when I came back Brian was still there—he offered to strike me before I fetched the policeman—I know all four men by sight only, but I had seen them several times before—I knew them all as well as one another, because they are always together—I picked out another man at the station who looked very much like him, but I was wrong—on the Thursday before I gave Brian in custody, the police came to me and asked if I knew anything of the robbery—I said "Yes"—the prosecutor ran after one of the other two, a little fellow, who ran up a yard—I followed a little way to see where they went—there were some carts there, and I suppose they went behind them—I told the Magistrate that he ran up the yard and hid—I did not know where he was hiding—I did not speak to the prosecutor when he came back—I do not know whether he was stripped of his clothes—when they put their hands in his pockets a piece of paper fell out—he had not lost his</p>
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<p>clothes when I saw him following the little man—they knocked him down three times—he was on the ground about two minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You said before the Magistrate "He was followed by Brian and four others."
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, there were only four—I did not say "I think Hurley was one"—I am positive he was one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see money roll out of Dr. Budget's pockets?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; only a piece of paper—before that I had seen Brian's hand in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-113" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN FITEPATRICK</persName> </hi>. I live at 88, St. George's Street—on Tuesday night I was with Billiard, standing at the corner of Ship Alley—Dr. Budget came up, and the two prisoners and two other men after him—when he got to Wellclose Square he fell, and they went to pick him up—Hurley put his hand in his pocket, and a small white paper came out of it, which Brian picked up, but what it was I cannot say—I do not know what he did with it—the paper fell out of Dr. Budget's pocket as they picked him up—he then stood up, and went up to the top of the square—the prisoners fol
<lb/>lowed him, but I did not see what happened, I saw nothing of the close
<lb/>one of the
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> who is not here had gone up there before that, and he caught Dr. Budget by the neck, and he fell again—that man went into the court, and I did not see what passed afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you speak to Mr. Budget?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; none of us spoke to him—I followed him up to see if he got home all right—I was frightened to stop there any longer, because there were no policemen about the place—I followed the prosecutor to protect him—I halloaed out, and the little prisoner said he would hit me if I did not mind my own business—a policeman came to me indoors—I have not the slightest idea how he came to know that I knew anything about the robbery—I do not know why they picked me out—I never had any of the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-114" type="surname" value="STEPHENS"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEPHENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 137). I took Hurley on Thursday night, 17th March, and a man named Howard, who was not identified—I told Hurley the charge, he made no reply—I handed him over to Foster, and I took Howard—I placed them with eight others, and sent for the two last witnesses, who identified Hurley separately, and also Brian, who had been taken to the station by Foster—Mr. Budget identified Hurley, but none of them spoke to Howard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If any prostitute in the neighbour
<lb/>hood had identified the other man, would he have been placed here for trial?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> If there was any evidence to substantiate the charge against him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you tell the Magistrate that Hurley said that he knew nothing at all about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think I did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-115" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-115" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FOSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). I was with Stephens; he handed Hurley to me—I said "You will have to go to Leman Street Station with me"—he said, "Let me walk," and I let go of him—I took him to the station, and then went to St. George's Street and saw Brian—I told him he would have to go to the station, on a charge of being concerned with others in assaulting and robbing Mr. Budget, in Wellclose Square, on the morning of the loth—he said, "I know nothing about it, the women
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it themselves and want to blame it to me"—he was placed among others, and identified hy the two witnesses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The two witnesses being these two prostitutes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I went to Ballard—she is not a notorious prostitute, that I am aware of—I never heard that she was a prostitute till I made inquiries</p>
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<p>where she was lodging—I may have met her in the streets—I was instructed to make inquiries of the prostitutes, because they are generally about the streets at that time—I went to several, and one of them, Elizabeth Smith gave me information that these girls had witnessed the robbery—she was the last person I went to.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hurley's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I can call witnesses, but they are not present."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-324-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HURLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-116" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-116" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-116" type="given" value="GEOROR"/>GEOROR BENNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police Inspector</hi>). I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Clerkenwell Sessions, May</hi>, 1869,
<hi rend="italic">George Wilton convicted of stealing cloths on a vessel. Four months' imprisonment"</hi>)—I was present, and had charge of the case—Hurley is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-324-18700404 t18700404-324-punishment-26"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude, </rs>and
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<interp inst="t18700404-324-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-324-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-324-18700404 t18700404-324-punishment-27"/>Twenty-five Strokes with the Cat.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRIAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with having been before convicted at this Court, in April</hi>, 1864,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Andrew Curley, sentence seven years' penal servitude, to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700404-324-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-324-18700404 t18700404-324-punishment-28"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude, </rs>and
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<interp inst="t18700404-324-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-324-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-324-18700404 t18700404-324-punishment-29"/>Twenty-five Strokes with the Cat.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before, Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-325-18700404 t18700404-325-punishment-30"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Buck, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Kingston.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—my senses were nearly gone, and how I received the cut on my eye I can't say.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you coming from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From the City of Canterbury public-house, Preston Street, not five minutes' walk from where I was attacked—I had had two or three drops of gin—I was a little the worse for drink, but I was not insensible.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-123" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-123" type="surname" value="BOTT"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where had you been?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had been home to dinner, and was returning to work—the prosecutor was</p>
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<p>the worse for liquor—Kingston was placed amongst twelve others—they were not policemen, at least they were in plain clothes—some were very shabbily dressed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know Buck before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I thought they were doing something wrong, and I went for a policeman, when they ran away—I could not find one—I ran after one of the men—he got away—t went to the station with Mr. Barlow on the day the robbery happened, and they took down my name, and where I worked—a policeman afterwards came for me, and I was taken to see if I could identify anyone, and I identified Kingston first and Buck a week tfter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-124" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID ISTED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 87). I was at the station when Buck was placed with five or six others, and Bott picked him out—Buck said if it was twenty years to come he would pay him for identifying him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not he say he was not the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, most of them do that.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BUCK</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>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Thomas.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosenttion; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-131" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 281
<hi rend="italic">M</hi>). I was called to the prosecutor's house, and saw the prisoner there—the prosecutor said the prisoner had been annoying him at his doorway—I told the prisoner he should not come there annoying the man, if he did he would be given into custody—I asked the prosecutor if he knew the prisoner, and he said he did very well—after the prisoner had gone away, some marks were found on the door—they were scratches—they looked as if they had been done with the end of a key, or something like that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended O'Keefe; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Lee and Howe.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, of Duke Terrace, Malden Road—</p>
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<p>on Sunday evening, 6th March, I was going into the Mother Shipton public-house, with George Prince, about 10.30—I know the prisoners by seeing them standing about there—as I opened the public-house door O'Keefe struck me in the mouth, and knocked me backwards—I got up, and was knocked down again by Lee—Lee and Howe then fell on me, and knocked me about while I was on the ground—they
<hi rend="italic">lugged</hi> my coat off, and I lost my hat as well—I got up at last, and ran up the road—O'Keefe ran after me—I stopped and gave him in charge—the others came to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where had you been spending this Sunday evening?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We had been down Camden Town for a walk, and had been to a beer-shop at the corner of Grafton Street—Prince was with me; no one else—there was no woman with us—I don't know a person named Shaw—I don't know that her husband was there—I was not the worse for liquor—we were not talking to a woman in the public-house, and we did not follow her to the Mother Shipton—I did not see a woman in the Mother Shipton—I did not ask her to come outside—the moment I opened the public-house door O'Keefe struck me—he was standing close to the door—I did not fall against him and upset his ale, and he did not turn round and ask me why I did it—he did not ask me to go away and leave the woman alone—I had had three pints of beer that night with Prince—I did not strike O'Keefe a blow in the face—I swear that—I did not take my coat off and challenge him to fight—I did not give my coat to a little girl—I have not got my coat back—I did not see O'Keefe with his coat off—I did not square up to him and run away after he had struck me two or three blows—I was on the ground, and I got up and ran away—I was sober at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had you been drinking the three pints of beer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From about 8 o'clock—I was quite sober—I did not fall down before I was struck.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You never went into the Shipton at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; as I was going in they came out and struck me—there was no provocation whatever.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PRINCE</persName> </hi>. I live at Duke's Cottages, Maiden Road, and am a telegraph jointer—on this Sunday evening I was with Smith, and went with him to the Mother Shipton—as we were going; in, O'Keefe knocked him back into the road—the other two came upon him and knocked him down, and I don't know what happened then—I am quite sure they are the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you been to the beer-shop in Grafton Street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, we were there about a quarter of an hour—I saw a woman there named Shaw—she was the worse for drink—her husband was not trying to get her away from Smith—he was not talking to her—the woman left, and went to the Mother Shipton—I went with Smith to the Mother Shipton, but we went down Camden Town first—we went out of the public-house soon after the woman—I don't know what took place in the Mother Shipton—we did not get inside—Smith had his coat on when he went there—directly he opened the door O'Keefe knocked him down—we had had a pint of beer in the Grafton Street public-house—that was all we had—I was with Smith from 7 o'clock till 10.30, and we only had a pint of beer all the evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> A pint between you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, that is all—Smith was knocked down without any provocation—I was knocked down as well, by somebody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JORDAN</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 10, Maiden Road—I was in the Mother Shipton when this happened—the prosecutor and the last witness were strangers to me—I saw the three prisoners in the bar—I was in a side partition—I saw the prosecutor about to enter the house—he was knocked backwards by O'Keefe—after that, about a dozen of them rushed out of the house—I ran out, and saw them knocking the prosecutor about—I went to remonstrate with them, and received a blow on the eye—the prosecutor was trying to protect himself—I was not knocked down then; I was after
<lb/>wards, at the attempted rescue—the prosecutor did not strike any of the men before they struck him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long bad Smith been in the house before this happened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had not been in the house, he was coming in—there was a woman in the public-house—Smith had not been speaking to her—I saw her come in, crying, about fire or ten minutes before this disturbance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you inside the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I could see into the partition where the prisoners were—I saw the blow struck, and ran out—I believe the woman was crying because her husband had been knocking her about at another public-house—I did not see anyone with the prosecutor till I had been to the station, and then I saw the witness Prince.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 376). O'Keefe was given into my custody in the Maiden Road, Kentish Town, by the prosecutor—he went quietly until an attempt was made to rescue him by the other parties—the other two prisoners were there—Howe caught hold of me and O'Keefe, and kicked me on the legs—Lee was there among a lot of others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had O'Keefe got his coat off when you took him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he was running after Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris. Q.</hi> What did the prosecutor charge him with?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Assault and robbery—he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw it safe about 3 o'clock, and missed it about 4.45—I have seen some of the pipes since, and have identified them—I saw them at the police-station afterwards—there were then two boxes short, half a gross.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What sort of a lane is Carter Lane?
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any doubt that this is the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not the least.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-148" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger and live at 17, Dean's Court, Doctor's Commons—on Friday afternoon, 18th February, I was with Archer, at the comer of Carter Lane—I saw the prisoner and another man with a barrow—they passed close to us—the prisoner was at the back of the truck—I heard him say to the one in front, "Make haste, we have lost time enough; if we don't make haste we shan't get any money—there was a large case in the truck.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WINES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Officer</hi>). From information I received I apprehended the prisoner in Hoxton Market—Mitchell was with me—we went to the prisoner's house, about 1 o'clock in the morning—before he opened the door I heard the coals being moved about—I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> afterwards, under some coals in the cupboard—I afterwards went to 4, Bird Place, Tabernacle Square, broke the windows open and got in, and in a room on the ground floor I found the case of pipes; it had been opened, and some of the pipes were on the top—I have compared the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> with the marks on the box, and they exactly correspond—I have a portion of the case here—there is a private mark on the case—Mr. Hecht identified it as his, and also the pipes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Does the prisoner live in Hoxton Market?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—Vine Place is about three minutes' walk from there—I have been in the force fourteen years—this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> is made from an old file.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Officer</hi>). I was with Wines when he took the prisoner—we went to 6, Hoxton Market, to the first floor back room—we told the prisoner we were police officers, and charged him—he said we had made a mistake.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted in February</hi>, 1869,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700404-332-offence-1 t18700404-name-152"/>John John</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-153" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA WORRALL</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Abercrombie public-house, Charles Street, Hatton Garden—on Sunday morning, 13th. March, I heard a cry, looked out of my window, and saw the prisoner on his hands and knees on the tiles—I saw him open the window; and as soon as I lost sight of him I heard a crash—he had something in his hand, I could not tell what it was—I had fastened that window when I went to bed—he opened the window with something he had in his hand—I am sure it was the prisoner, I saw him by the lamp in the court—the tiles are 12ft. or 13ft. from the ground.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-154" type="given" value="MARIAN"/>MARIAN JIHU</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John, who keeps the Abercrombie public-house—on this Sunday morning I heard a crash of china, and the dog biirkfd very much—the servant came to me and said something—I had seen the window secure at 12 o'clock—it was open when I saw it again—the screw had been broken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-155" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RICHARDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 239). I was on duty in Charles Street, Hatton Garden—I heard someone cry out that there was a man on the top of the tiles—I went into the court, and saw the prisoner climbing</p>
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<p>along towards the window—I stood and watched him—he hoisted up the window and got in, and I heard a crash—I ran to the front of the house and placed a constable there—I then went into the passage of the next house and the prisoner came out into the passage where I was—he ran into a room, and shut the door in my face—I took him—he had nothing on him but a purse, 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a screw—on the way to the station-house he said, "What shall I get for this job? I don't mind if I get out in May"—a man had been assaulted in Leather Lane, and I asked the prisoner if he was one of the men—he said, "No"—eight or ten young men ran away in Leather Lane—the man who was assaulted came to the station while the prisoner was there—the inspector asked him if he could identify the prisoner as having assaulted him—he said "No."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The policeman ran after me 400 yards from his beat, and said that I was one that had assaulted a man. I had nothing on me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lush.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY PAYNE</hi> (18)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL TEMPLETON</hi> (19)</persName>, were indicted for
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700404-333-offence-1 t18700404-name-158"/>George Edwin Abchurch</persName>. They were also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Payne, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Templeton.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-159" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-159" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN REECE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Reece—the deceased, George Edwin Abchurch, was my brother—he died on 16th February, at the Poplar Hospital—I saw him since his death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How old was he?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Forty on 21st of November, he was a tall man, but not strong—he was an engineer—he had been ill previously.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was his illness?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> An inward complaint; I don't know exactly what it was, but he had quite recovered, and had been at work about a month.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-160" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-160" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD NANCE</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Andrew Street, Bromley, and am a land-surveying instrument maker—the deceased, George Abchurch, was my uncle—I had been spending the evening of 5th February with him—between 12.5 and 12.15 in the morning I was with him in St. Leonard's Row, Bromley—he went into Mr. Hayne's fish-shop to buy some fish, and I was waiting outside for him—four men passed along all of a row, and one behind, on the path—the last one deliberately ran his shoulder into my chest—I could not recognize him, or any of them—he said something to the other four, which made them turn round, and me also look towards them, and while doing so I was caught underneath the chin by his fist, which made my bruin reel, and I could tell no more till I saw my uncle's hand almost at my shoulder—it was a very violent blow, it cut my chin open—I did not fall—my uncle came out of the shop to my rescue, and in so doing he was struck—I did not see him struck, I saw him fall—I turned round to help him up, and I was struck on the right temple, which laid me across him and on to a fish-board as well—he got up and left me lying there, and ran after the persons who had assaulted us—he came back again—we then returned to the fish-shop, and took a bottle of beer home—we went home together—I afterwards went with him to the Poplar Hospital, and it was.</p>
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<p>found that his jaw was broken—I had not given any provocation whatever to the man who struck me, and had not spoken to any of them till after I was assaulted, nor had my uncle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> There were some girls there, were there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, following the men in the rear—I was not looking in their faces as they came by—I did not take any notice of them—I did not remain long insensible—I did not see my uncle get up and run after them—I saw him coming back in about five minutes—I had got up, and gone after him about twenty yards when I saw him coming back—when he was struck, he fell on his left side—I understood his jaw was broken on both sides—he fell on the pavement—he was struck on the right jaw—I was not fighting at all before I became insensible, nor struggling with any one, that I know of—I don't remember touching anybody—we took the beer home after this was over—we drank it after we came from the hospital—my uncle drank a portion of it—we had had two pots of cooper before that—I had no spirits—I believe my uncle had about a table spoonful of whiskey—he drank out of a half-quartern glass with somebody else—that was the only time he drank any spirits that night in my company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he at all the worse for liquor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Sober, and so was I—he had not fallen at all before he was struck.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-161" type="surname" value="HAYNES"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-161" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAYNES</persName> </hi>. I live at 79, St. Leonard's Road, Bromley—I have a fish shop on one side of the road and a greengrocer's on the other—between 12 and 1 on the morning of 6th February the deceased came into my shop—I saw Nance standing outside—I saw five young men coming along with two or three girls, singing—all at once, one of them stopped and struck Nance—that was Templeton—I did not hear whether or not Nance had given him any provocation—the deceased, hearing it, came out of the shop, and said "Halloa, what is the matter?" and just as he came out the others turned back again—they had gone on a few steps—before they turned back, Templeton had call out "Harry," or something of that sort—Payne, who was one of them, came up and said "What, have you come out to help him?" and he had hardly said the words before he struck the deceased on the side of the face, just behind the ear, with his fist—the blow knocked him right down, or very near down, and before he could hardly get upon his feet again, Payne struck him again, and knocked him down again—the other men all came up just at the same time, and closed in, and they were all of a heap—I saw Nance struck a good many times—I did not see him try to assist his uncle while he was on the ground—I think he was being struck all the while—a policeman came up—he just saw the last blow struck by Payne on the deceased—there were only two blows—they were both on the right side of the face, and struck from behind—when the policeman came up, they all ran away—the policeman caught hold of one, and held him for nearly ten minutes—most of the people round said he was not the one that struck the blow, and he was let go—at the time the policeman had hold of him, Payne came back, and one or two said "That is the one," and somebody halloaed out to Payne, "Harry, run," and he got away again before the policeman could catch him—the deceased had left a bottle in my shop, containing beer, and he came back for it—he appeared quite sober—he had never spoken a word to the prisoners, or given them any provocation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you say whether Nance</p>
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<p>interfered at all with the girls?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't think he did—I did not hear him—I stood close by the side of them—I was sweeping the pavement—it was all very sudden, it did not last two minutes altogether—the deceased did not come out of the shop in a fighting attitude—I think he was going to take his hat off just as he came out—I thought he meant to help his nephew—I don't know whether he was going to fight—he had not time to take his hat off, because he was struck directly, and it was knocked out of his hand—he was about to get somebody to hold it for him; no doubt that was to assist his nephew—this was Sunday morning—I did not notice that Nance struck any blow—I don't think that he and Templeton were wrestling together or hugging each other—I think Templeton was striking all the time—I don't think Nance hit him back again—I am not positive of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You would not say that Nance was not giving him as good as he got?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I would not say so because I was taking more notice of the deceased—I did not see Nance fighting at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-162" type="surname" value="HAYNES,"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAYNES, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am the son of last witness—I saw the deceased come into the shop, and while he was there I saw Templeton strike Nance outside—I don't know whether that was the first blow—I had not seen Nance give him any provocation—the deceased went out of the shop and went towards Templeton—Templeton called out "Harry!" and Payne, who had gone on a few yards, came back and struck the deceased from behind, in the right jaw, and knocked him down—he got up again, and then a lot of them all came up together—Payne struck him again, and knocked him down—a policeman then came up—the deceased bad not given the prisoner any provocation, or said a word to them—I did not see Nance strike Templeton at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the deceased take his hat off?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and handed it to me—he was just in the doorway, coming out—he was not in a fighting attitude—I did not take his hat, because Payne came up and hit him and knocked him down, and the hat fell out of his hand—he had hardly got outside—the blow knocked him up against the door-post—he was on the ground, against the fish trucks—they have not sharp edges—he did not fall on them, he fell on the ground by them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-163" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-163" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND VIALLS</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the Poplar Hospital—the deceased died there on 16th February, from blood poisoning, arising from fracture of the jaw—he first came early on the morning of the 6th—he was suffering from compound fracture of the jaw; it was broken in two places, both on the right and left side—I took him into the hospital as an in
<lb/>patient on the 11th—his club doctor, Mr. Corner, attended him in the interval—he was bruised about the chest and abdomen—there was a post mortem examination—there were numerous small abscesses in both lungs—the spleen was soft; what is called a fever spleen, and there was evidence of inflammation about the membranes of the brain—the other organs were quite healthy—I found nothing else that would have occasioned death, if he had not received these blows—I attribute the death to the blows.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I don't quite understand how that caused the blood-poisoning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is a disease known as surgical fever—it results after injuries to the bones particularly, sometimes after amputation—
<hi rend="italic">pyemia</hi> is the technical term—it frequently occurs after compound fracture of the bones—this was a compound fracture—that means that the Wound had been exposed to the air—it was through the skin—I attribute the death to the fever supervening—the fracture itself would not have</p>
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<p>caused death if he had not had
<hi rend="italic">pyemia</hi>—if the blood is in a bad state a scratch may cause erysipelas to supervene—this was of a more serious nature than erysipelas—he was in the hospital from the 11th to the 16th—a man who was an habitual drunkard would stand a worse chance than a temperate man under such a disease—the abscesses on the lungs was a symptom of
<hi rend="italic">pyemia</hi>—he did not complain of his lungs having been previously affected—I hear they had been—the inflammation of the brain was also a symptom of
<hi rend="italic">pyemia</hi>—I considered, from his general appearance, that he was rather out of health—the liver was moderately healthy—there was nothing unusual about it—it did not present the appearance of a man accustomed to drink—if he had been out of health shortly before, that would conduce to the disease, anything that would tend to bring the con
<lb/>stitution into a low condition—I should think the fractures were probably done at one and the same time—a blow on the right angle of the jaw would transmit the force to the opposite spot—a tumble on the pavement might cause such an injury.</p>
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<persName id="t18700404-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-164" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LAMB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi>). I took Payne into custody on the evening of 16th February—I asked if he had been down to St. Leonard's Road last Saturday week—he said he had—I then told him he was charged with violently assaulting George Abchurch there—I did not then know that he was dead—I had seen him alive at the hospital a few hours before.—he said, "I own I struck him in the face with my fist"—I apprehended Templeton on the 24th; he said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not Payne say, "I own I struck him
<hi rend="italic">once</hi> on the face?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he did not mention anytime—(
<hi rend="italic">The witnesse's deposition stated, "I own I struck him once"</hi>)—he did not say that—he only mentioned it once to me—he mentioned no time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700404-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700404-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-165" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18700404-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 64, Willis Street, Bromley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were called for the prosecu
<lb/>tion, before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—on the night in question I was going towards the fish-shop, and saw two young men scuffling together, having hold of each other, close against the fish-stall—I cannot recognize Nanoe—Templetonwas one of them—I could not see whether they wore both strik
<lb/>ing; they had hold of each other, scuffling about—I saw Abchurch come out of the fish-shop without his hat—he said, "Halloa, there!" and with that Templeton left the other young man that he was scuffling with and ran towards Abchurch, and said, "Have you come to help him?" and struck him and knocked him towards the ground, and halloaed out, "Harry, Harry!"—then Payne came running back—the deceased got up and went towards where Payne was standing, and Payne
<hi rend="italic">up</hi> and hit him—he went towards the ground, and when he got up again Templeton got back towards him again, and struck him again, and he went towards the ground, but there were so many persons I could not see whether he went to the ground—Abchurch was a much taller man than the prisoner, and older.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you when you saw the two young men hugging each other?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was going towards the fish-shop, just getting on to the kerb, close to the shop—the hugging lasted a few minutes—I knew the prisoner before—I did not stand in the same place all the time; I got my foot smashed, and got away from the Cross—I did not see either of the Huynes'—I know them, but I did not see either of them it the time this happened.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">row</hi> in St. Leonard's Road—I, and a friend who was with me, went up to see what was the matter—I got up just time enough to see Templeton strike the deceased—he did not fall—he was struck just about the mouth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You did not see the first of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I don't know whether the blow I saw was the last that was struck—I got out of the way to avoid the row.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You only saw one blow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only one—I could not say what took place before that, I was not there at the beginning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the man that struck the blow a tall, powerful fellow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I could almost swear to the man, but I give the prisoner the benefit of the doubt—I should say Payne was the man—I call him a tall, powerful fellow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I said that he could not have one at that price, and showed him a small one at three guineas—he said that he should like to see one with more gold and less stone, and asked to see others—I produced a tray—he looked at several, and at last selected one from the back part of the tray, marked a guinea, and said that he would take it—I said, "I will brush it up for you"—he put his hand across the tray and said, "I will leave this," putting down a shilling, "I am going a little further while you are packing it, and will look in again"—before he left the lobby I missed the most conspicuous pin in the tray, a diamond one, value fifty-five guineas—I halloaed to the clerk, went to the door, and saw the prisoner running—I called "Murder!" and "Stop thief!" and was tripped up a few doors before I got to Ave Maria Lane—I got up again and pursued the prisoner into Newgate Street, and he was captured in Giltspur Street—I have not the least doubt he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you had a good many people in the shop that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—it is a busy thoroughfare—no one else was in the shop—the pin has not been found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were there a great number running?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but no one was running before the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 258). I saw the prisoner running, and Mr. Sindell after him, who handed him over to me—I asked him why he was running—he said that he did not know—he afterwards said that he saw other people running, and he ran as well—he afterwards said that he had been into a shop and selected a pin, and not having sufficient money to pay for it, he was running home to get it—I searched him and found 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he give his correct address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but a false name.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700404-340-offence-1 t18700404-name-185"/>George Brooks</persName>, and stealing therein one shirt, two chemises, three earrings, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLLING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-186" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I live at Limehouse—on Saturday, 19th March, I left home between 8.30 and 9 o'clock, leaving my wife there—I returned about 10 o'clock and found all the doors open, a chair on the table, and a lamp on the chair—I missed some earrings, a set of studs, two chemises, a ring, and several articles—the prisoner had lodged in the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-187" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—on Saturday, 19th March, at 9 o'clock, he went out before me—I afterwards went out, and noticed the locking up—I went back twice to the back door to see if it was bolted safe, and went out at the front door, closing it behind me—I returned about 10</p>
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<p>o'clock—the door was then on the jar, and the first thing I saw was a chair on the table and a lamp on the chair, turned on to the fullest extent—had it remained a minute or two longer it must have exploded—my images were on the fire, burning, and the back door was wide open—all my rooms had been entered, and a chest of drawers had been opened—from one of the drawers I missed the contents of a little box of trinkets, which had been broken open—the prisoner had lodged in the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you fasten the front door?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I went into my next door neighbour's, and as I passed again, I pushed my front door and it was perfectly safe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-188" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WHITE</persName> </hi>. I live in Henry Street, Limehouse—on Saturday, 18th March, about 8.15, I saw the prisoner standing round Thomas Street, close against a brickfield, at the front of the prosecutor's house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far is where you saw him, from the prosecutor's house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 300 or 400 yards—another man was with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-189" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WILLS</persName> </hi>. I live next door to the prosecutor—on 19th March I went out about 9.35 to fetch a pot of beer for supper, and as I returned I saw the prisoner and another man on the other side of the road—I saw the prisoner's face, but not the other man—they were standing about twenty yards from my house, on the same side, further from the prosecu
<lb/>tor's house than mine—I knew the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> They must have been more than twenty yards from the prosecutor's house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-190" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SHAW</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Shaw, of 41, Bridge Street—I bow the prisoner by his living at Mr. Brooks'—on Saturday, 19th March, between 9 and 10 o'clock, I was coming from market, and saw the prisoner running; he ran in at Mrs. Brooks' gate, which leads into the yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is there a yard between the gate and the home?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I am aware of—he passed me running, and he remained running, till I missed him at the gate, and saw no more of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700404-name-191" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA OWEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Owen, of 41, Burgess Street—I have seen the prisoner lodging at Mrs. Brooks'—on 19th March I was going out to market, between 9.30 and 10, and saw the prisoner and a man a great deal shorter than himself enter Mr. Brooks' side premises.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Does not that gate lead to a stable?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it is not Mr. Brooks' door, there is a private entrance to the dwelling-house—the stable is at the back of the house—I have never been in, but I can see.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. BROOKS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> We hear there is a gate leading to the stable?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The gate is at the side of the house, and one of the rooms is over the gate—my back door is in the yard, going in at the gate you can get into the yard, and the washhouse is on the left.</p>
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