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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. LXXII.</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, May 2nd, 1870, and following days,</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-2" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GILLBRT PIOOTT</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTKR GARDEN</hi>, Knt., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CARTIR</hi>, Esq., F.A.S., and F.RAS., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-6" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNET</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND"/>WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-8" 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="t18700502-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LLD., 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="t18700502-name-10" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CAUSTON</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PATERSON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-12" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER CROSLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-13" type="given" value="ALEXANDER JOHN"/>ALEXANDER JOHN BAYLIS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BESLEY, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two start</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday, May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd and</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of John Henry Weston, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 211). On Good Friday morning, about 1.20, I was on duty in Princes street, Whitechapel, and saw the prisoner and three other men—they passed me, about forty yards from Tingey's house—I went on beat and returned in about ten minutes and found Tingey's door open, and I aroused him—I knew the prisoner by sight, and am sure he is the man I saw.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On the Thursday before Good Friday, I was at work at Billingsgate till 8 o'clock; I came home and went to Mr. Goodyer's, in Whitechapel, and stayed there till 12; I then went down the road to smoke a pipe, and on the waste ground I picked up these scales; I put them under</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Gummings, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 102). On the 12th April, about 1.30 in the afternoon, I was in St. Panl's Churchyard and saw the prisoners there—I watched them—there was a lady and gentleman coming in an opposite direction to them, from Cheapside; and the prisoner turned and followed them—Cummings placed her hand in the lady's pocket—Richards followed up close behind—she did not succeed in getting anything—two other ladies were passing, and they immediately followed them—the ladies went to look into a shop window—Cummings went up to the right hand side of one of the ladies, followed by Richards—Cummings put her hand through a large muff she was carrying, into the lady's pocket—Richards pushing up close behind—I was standing behind Richards—when Cummings watched her hand from the pocket, I noticed there was something in it, and I watched—them into a doorway, and Cummings dropped this purse from her hand—I called out to the lady—Cummings said "Don't show us up, we shall plead guilty to it"—I took them to the station, with assistance—the lady followed us and identified the purse—it contained a 5
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you say anything before the Magistrate about the prisoners following a lady and gentleman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did; and I heard it read from the minute book—there were not many persons about at this time, not more than usual—I was not in uniform—there were no other officers on the spot—there was one near who I handed Commings to, to take to the station—I took Richards, and there was a civilian standing there—he is not here—his name is Waldegard—I have known him some years—he is not an ex-policeman—I have known him assist the police occasionally—it is a hobby—I have known several do it, not for gain, merely for amusement—the prisoners were dressed as they are now, but they changed dresses at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is your daughter here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; she was at the Police Court, but was not asked anything—I did not see anyone take my purse—I had on a woollen dress—I was going to Hitchcock's—this happened just outside a shop before I got there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in April</hi>, 1865.**—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700502-379-offence-1 t18700502-name-29"/>George Rotherham Layers</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You cannot recognize them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not see their faces.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-31" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CURTIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C R</hi> 30). About 12.45, on the morning of 13th April, I was in Glasshouse Street, which is near Brewer Street, I heard a cry of "Stop Thief!"—I saw the prisoner Cameron on the top of the prosecutor, and Bresley standing by the side, at the corner of Brewer Street—I pursued Bresley through Glasshouse Street, into Great Vine Street, across Regent Street, into Half Moon Passage, into Little Vine Street, when he turned into Swallow Street—I lost sight of him for a moment when I got into Swallow Street—I saw he was stopped in Piccadilly, and when I got into Piccadilly he was in custody of Detective Beechey and Sergeant Gould—Pickles after
<lb/>wards brought Cameron to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How close were you to the prosecutor when you saw Cameron?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About twenty yards; Glasshouse Street runs from Sherwood Street into Regent Street—it is well lighted—I ran up and got within seven or eight yards of them—no one was with me—there was no one else there—Bresley ran nearest me, and I ran after the one I thought I could catch—he ran one way and Cameron another.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bresley. Q.</hi> Why did not you take me before you got to Piccadillyt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because I could not catch you; I could see you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure these are the men?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Quite sure—I had seen them together not twenty minutes before, at the corner of Wind
<lb/>mill Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-32" type="surname" value="PICKLES"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-32" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PICKLES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective C.</hi>) About 12.45 on this morning, I was in Glasshouse Street—I heard a cry of "Stop Thief!" and saw the two prisoners running—I had known them before—I saw Curtis following Bresley, he turned to the right up Glasshouse Street, and Cameron turned to the left—I followed him and overtook him in Denman Street—I told him he must go back to the station with me—he said "What for?"—I said I don't know yet, you are running away, anyhow, you will have to go back—he said "Well, I was running because the others were running"—there were no others running—I took him to the station, and as soon as I put him inside the door Curtis said "There is the other man that was on the top of the gentleman"—I searched him and found 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Whereabouts were you when you first heard the cry of "Stop Thief?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Glasshouse Street—the first cry I heard was from Curtis—I did not see anybody else—Cameron came out of Eyre Street and turned into Regent Street, towards Sherwood Street, Glasshouse Street and Sherwood Street joining—there was no one near him when I stopped him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-33" type="surname" value="BEECHEY"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BEECHEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) About 12.45 I was at the corner of Half Moon Street, Regent Street, and saw Bresley running across Regent</p>
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<p>Street—I heard a cry of "Stop him!" as he ran past me—I pursued him, Gould was with me; he ran him into Little Vine Street and Swallow Street, and I ran through Piccadilly Place and caught him in Piccadilly—I said "What have you been up to?"—he said "Nothing; I have been bilking a woman"—I took him to the station—I afterwards went round, and about fifteen yards from where I took him into custody I found this watch and chain in the gutter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bresley. Q.</hi> Did you see me throw it away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not go that way; I have no proof that you threw it away; there was no one else running when I pursued you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-34" type="surname" value="GOULD"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-34" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER GOULD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I was with Beechey; I saw Bresley running, I followed him into Piccadilly and there stopped him—I asked what he was running away for; he made the reply stated, and also said, "I must have been foolish to run this way"—I did not see him throw anything away—there was no one running near him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bresley. Q.</hi> Did not I tell you I was running away from a girl?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You said so at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bresley.</hi> I was not near that quarter, I was in a different street altogether—these officers said they would get it up for me, they have committed per-jury—I was running away from a girl, and she was running after me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-379-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">They also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to having been previously convicted—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-379-18700502 t18700502-379-punishment-3"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES AARON</hi> (46)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN FRANCIS</hi> (25)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAHAM AARON</hi> (19)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-39" type="given" value="BENJAMIN WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700502-380-offence-1 t18700502-name-39"/>Benjamin William Overson</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES AARON</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18700502-380-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18700502-380-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-380-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">defended Solomons.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-40" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-40" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COOPER</persName> </hi>. I live at 86, Burford Street, Birmingham, and am an iron bedstead maker—I am brother-in-law of Mr. B. W. Overson, a japan
<lb/>ner, of Birmingham—Mr. Overson is very ill, and unable to attend—he has broken a blood vessel, I have a doctor's certificate—on the 19th April, I went to 12, Cannon Street, Whitechapel, and there saw Solomons and Abraham Aaron—I asked Solomons if the governors were in—he said, "No"—I said "Is the manager in?"—he said "No"—I said "Then you are not the manager?"—he said "No, I am merely a clerk, what is your business?"—I said, "I have come from Birmingham concerning a little hardware goods, I have been recommended by a firm in Birmingham to you, and most probably I may do some business with you"—he said, "In what kind of hardware, we don't have any dealings in hardware goods"—I said I had a friend or two to go to and would be back—I said "What time do you close?"—he said "Seven o'clock"—I said I would be back in an hour—he said "Very well, but you might as well tell me your business, the governors won't be at home either to-night or to-morrow, they are at Brighton"—I said "I won't tell you now, I will come back in an hour"—I came away and saw Mr. Overson, I told him what I had seen and heard, and returned about 5.30—the place was then closed—I went again next morning and saw Solomons, and tendered Mr. Overson's bill for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and asked for cash—he said "Oh, I thought you were Over
<lb/>son, why did not you tell me your business last night, and give me your bill, I would have given you 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but there came a party directly after you</p>
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<p>went and I gave it to him"—I said "You must have been very quick in giving it to him, or the party must have been very quick in coming in, for you said you should not be closed till 7.30, and when I came back at 5.30 you were all closed and gone"—he said "Well, you know what a clerk is, when the master is out of course he likes to get an hour to himself if he can"—I said "That is very true, but can you pay this bill?"—he said no; he had not got a farthing belonging to the firm, he did not know what to do as a clerk; "Consider yourself in my position, you would not know what to do yourself"—I left the invoice with him—I said "I do not know what to do, we must have our money, we merely had enough for our expenses to come up, and we have nothing to go down with—he said, "I am very sorry, but I do not know what I can do, but if that is the case I will borrow you 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and give you on account, to bear your expenses down to Birmingham"—I said it was no use my taking 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not take it; I left—I went again with Mr. Overson the same day—we saw Solomons, but did not get any money—Solomons offered 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account, to pay our expenses down to Birmingham, and said he would send as much money as he could on Satur
<lb/>day—Mr. Overeon said he could not take that—solomons then said, "Well, I am going out in the course of an hour to collect some money, if I get it, and you take the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and go back to Birmingham to-night, I will send down in the morning for certain what I get"—we then left and did not go back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he tell you the second time you went with Overson that he was only a clerk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—these goods were supplied to Messrs. Cavender and Son, and ordered by them—they were supplied for cash on receipt of the goods—they were not supplied all at once, they were forwarded as they were manufactured—it was one order.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BRYDON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I heard Mr. Overson examined at the Police Court, and saw him sign his deposition—the prisoner, who was represented by a solicitor, had an opportunity of cross-examining him, and I believe some questions were asked—(
<hi rend="italic">The deposition of Overson was put in and read as follows:</hi>—"I live at 89, Dymock Street, Birmingham, and am a japanner. About five or six weeks ago the prisoner Francis came to my works at Birmingham, and said he was the son of Mr. Cavender. He ordered some goods of me, and said that on receipt of the goods he would send me the cash; before sending any goods I received a letter by post (marked A).
<hi rend="italic">This was dated April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870,
<hi rend="italic">from C. Cavender & Son, Birmingham and Sheffield Warehousemen, Importers and Exporters of every description of Merchandise, and requesting to know if Mr. Overson intended to execute the order.</hi>) I wrote a reply to that letter, and on Saturday, the 9th instant, I forwarded a crate of goods to Cavender & Son, Cannon Place, Whitechapel Road, the address Francis gave me; three days after I received the letter produced (marked B). (
<hi rend="italic">This was from Cavender & Son, and acknowledged the receipt of the crate, and requested the remainder to be sent as quickly as possible.</hi>) On that day I sent another crate of goods, and on the next day I forwarded two more crates of goods, all to the same address. On the 13th I received the letter C; and on the 18th instant I received the letter D. (
<hi rend="italic">These requited duplicate invoices to be sent, and stated that a cheque for the amount should be forwarded on Tuesday next.</hi>) I also received a telegram (marked E).
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> 'Both Mr. Cavenders are out of town; will telegraph them, and very likely send some to-morrow.' All the crates were full of japanned goods, and were well worth 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I have never received</p>
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<p>any payment for any of the goods. I expected a remittance on the 14th instant, as my terms were cash.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After Charles Aaron was in custody he asked me to take the money. I refused. Francis asked me to do the same. I sent a telegram to Cavender on the 13th instant. I told Francis I must have immediate cash to pay my workpeople. Signed, Benjamin William Overson."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-41" type="surname" value="HEDGES"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-41" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID HEDGES</persName> </hi>. I am a bacon curer, and live at Spicehall Street, Bir
<lb/>mingham—on 24th March I received these two orders by post, dated 8th and 13th April, in consequence of which I referred to a person of the name of Williams—I received a reply, and in consequence I sent 7 cwt 3 qrs. of bacon to Cavender & Son, 12, Cannon Place, Whitechapel, worth, 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have never received any money—I have since seen the bacon at the Thames Police Court—I forwarded the goods upon the reference of Williams.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-42" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BYTHEWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a purse-maker, at Walsal, Staffordshire, in partnership with another—on 11th March I received this letter and order, and on the 30th I sent purses, and pocket-books, and other things to the value of 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Cavender & Son, of Cannon Place—I referred to a person named Williams on 14th March—we received another communication from them in March, on 26th, and in April, 4th, 6th, and 11th—the amount altogether of what I supplied was 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,—I have never been paid any part of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-43" type="surname" value="BERRY"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-43" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a provision dealer, of 82, West Street, Mile End—on Monday, 18th April, I was asked by a man named Ansell, who has been discharged, to buy some bacon—I was taken by him to 12, Cannon Place, and saw Solomons—Ansell said to him, "Here is a party who will buy some bacon"—I looked at it, and said it was American middles, which I don't do much in—Ansell asked what I would give a pound for it—I said the most I should give would be 56
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound—Solomons said he would let me know, or something to that effect—on the Wednesday Ansell came to me and said I could have it, and he took my cart and boy and went for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you first saw Solomons, did you ask him what price he wanted?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I don't recollect his saying anything about the
<hi rend="italic">governors</hi>—he said he could not give me an answer then, but would let me know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-44" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Addle Street, City, and am a commis
<lb/>sion agent—I was at Cavender & Son's place one day, about a month or six weeks ago, talking to Solomons about some orders that had been given through me to manufacturers, and he said "Have you got any memo
<lb/>randum papers?"—I said "No, I have not"—he turned to Francis, and said in a quiet manner, "It would be quite as well if he had some"—I received some memorandum papers in the course of the afternoon—some of them are in Court—three of them appear to be in Solomon's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">These were dated March</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th, and April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th, to Mr. D. Hedges, from Cavender & Son</hi>)—here are also some in Solomon's writing, addressed to Bytheway & Co.—I was a reference in about a dozen cases.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> It was Francis who asked you to become a reference originally, was it not.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I always understood Solomons was acting as clerk to Charles Aaron and Francis—he told me his wages were 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week; I always treated him as their clerk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who introduced you to them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Solomons; three or four months ago—I have known him between two and three years—</p>
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<p>when I first knew him he was a general dealer in Houndsditch, on his own account—he had a partner—I knew him dealing on his own account about six months ago, as a general dealer—I never gave references for him before—I was introduced to the Cavenders as his employers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERJEANT BRTDON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I took Francis and Charles Aaron into custody on 20th April—Solomons was then at the station; he pointed to Charles Aaron as his employer of the name of Cavender; he said he was employed at 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, as clerk—that same afternoon I was in White
<lb/>chapel Road, and saw Mr. Berry's cart drive up to Cannon Place, and saw it loaded with bacon—I stopped it, and went with the man who was with it to Cannon Place, where I saw Solomons and young Aaron—I asked them to account for the bacon, and asked for an invoice—they said they had not got one, that it came from Birmingham—he said he knew nothing about it, he was only a clerk employed by Cavenders—I took them to the station—I returned and examined the premises; I found in the back part, which appeared to be an office, some large books, open, as if a large business was being carried on—there were a lot of-things placed round the warehouse on shelves, which on examining I found to be stuffed with straw, and brown paper parcels containing wood—I have recovered a very few pounds' worth of goods, some shell boxes which they got from Brighton; there were none of Bytheway's goods, or Overson's, only the crates.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-45" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEOROE TURNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector.</hi>) I was present when the pri
<lb/>soners were brought to the station with Ansell—Solomons said that he was a clerk employed by Cavender & Son, at 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per week, that the bacon had come from Mr. Hedges, Birmingham, that he did not know where Caven
<lb/>der & Son lived—Aaron and Francis were afterwards brought in, and Solomons said, "These are my employers, whom I know as Cavender & Son"—he said they kept no books.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SOLOMONS</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAHAM AARON</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted, in July</hi>, 1866.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES AARON</hi> received a good character.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-380-18700502 t18700502-380-punishment-5"/> Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-381-18700502 t18700502-381-punishment-6"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> And</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18700502-382-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>Recommended to mercy—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-382-18700502 t18700502-382-punishment-7"/>Four Months' Imprisonment each.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-384-18700502 t18700502-384-punishment-9"/>Four Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
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<p>Street, St. Luke's—on 31st March, a woman named Bridges came, about 5.30, and I served her with three-halfpennyworth of rum—she gave me a bad shilling—Miller then came in; I showed it to him—Bridges said she was not aware it was bad, gave me a good one, and left—the constable followed her—I afterwards gave him the shilling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far had the cart gone from the public-house where the shilling was passed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nearly a mile—it was more than half-a-mile—I was outside the cab, by the driver, and the cab was as near the cart as I am from you—the prisoner was driving on the right—he had no whip, nothing but the reins—I found the whip at the bottom of the cart—the woman was in the centre, and the boy on the left—he passed the parcel across the woman—the money was thrown to the left—I jumped off the rubbish cart when I found that the prisoner ran away, and I had not time to enquire the owner's name; I have tried to do so since—the two officers are not here—there is nobody else here who saw what took place between the cab and the cart.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi>) I know the prisoners Turner and Bridges—I have seen the prisoner and Turner for the last two years, daily walking together, and also driving together in a cart.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling uttered by Bridges is bad—these four shillings in paper are bad, and three of them are from the same mould as that uttered by Bridges.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted of a like offence at this Court, in January</hi>, 1863,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of Wood Green—on 5th April, about 4 o'clock, I served Groves with a pennyworth of zinc ointment, and as I handed it to her she put a shilling into my hand—I put it in the till, and gave her change—there was no other shilling there—I found it was bad five minutes afterwards—I went out and saw her sixty or 100 yards off—M'Pherson joined her, and they walked together about a quarter of a mile, to Wood Green Station, and went towards Maize Road—M'Pherson ran away—I gave them in custody, with the shilling, which I marked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Pherson. Q.</hi> How much silver had you in the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only a six-pence and fourpence—I had given change for a half sovereign only a few minutes before—three coins were put into the Magistrate's hand on 1st January, and only two on the second—I do not know why that was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did your niece, Angelina Adams, hand you another shilling that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURCELL</persName> </hi>. I am a dentist, of Finsbury Road—I was in Mr. Holloway's shop, and saw Graves give the shilling—from something I heard I looked outside the shop, and saw M'Pherson join her—they walked and talked together, and shortly afterwards Holloway came up with a police
<lb/>man, who tapped M'Pherson on the shoulder, and he ran away—Graves went on quick as she could down the road—she ran and walked too.</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Pherson. Q.</hi> How long had you been in the shop when she came in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About an hour—I was conversing—I do not remember anyone coming in for change—I saw the niece come through the shop to speak to Mr. Holloway, after Graves had left—Mr. Holloway did not seem to have any other silver in the till—he had not the least difficulty in finding the shilling, and he told me it was bad—I told him which way you had gone, and I was within 150 yards of you when you were arrested about three-quarters of a mile from the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-67" type="given" value="EVANGELINE"/>EVANGELINE ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Holloway's niece, and live with him—on the afternoon of 5th April I saw the two prisoners in the road together, standing opposite the shop, and saw M'Pherson throw a shilling away—I went down stairs, and out at the private door (not through the shop), and picked it up, near a grating—I returned by the private door, went into the shop, and gave it to my uncle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Pherson. Q.</hi> What floor were you on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The second—I do not remember whether the window was open or shut—you stood facing me, and I saw money in your hand—I am quite sure it was a shilling—I noticed</p>
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<p>the place well when it fell—I lost sight of the shilling while I went down stairs not more than two minutes elapsed before I picked it up—you were running along when you threw it—it was bent when I picked it up, this is it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) I was on duty at Wood Green, received information and went after the prisoners—I saw them crossing the common towards Maize Road—Holloway went to the other end—I saw M'Pherson run up Middleton Road, pursued by Holloway—Groves went towards London—I took hold of her, and she said, "You are not going to take me, they have taken one for it"—I said, "What for?"—she said, "For the bad shilling; let me go, I won't walk a peg"—I took her to the station, and next day she was remanded—the prisoners were placed in adjoining cells, and I heard M'Pherson call out "
<hi rend="italic">Poll</hi>"—Groves said "Yes"—he said "Did they search you?"—she said "Yes, they took off all but my shift"—he said "Did you
<hi rend="italic">ding</hi> it then?" that means get rid of it or throw it away—she said "Yes"—he said "Tell the
<hi rend="italic">Beak</hi> that you took a shilling from a gentleman in the dark, and the other a
<hi rend="italic">gent</hi> gave you when you were cadging at Wood Green with your bad foot, and that you never saw me be
<lb/>fore I met you at Wood Green and asked you to have something to drink"—he also said "Is that
<hi rend="italic">bloke</hi> a widower you went to see the other night; had he any
<hi rend="italic">stuff</hi> on him?"—I suppose he meant money or property—Graves was searched at the station, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and 14 1/2. in copper was found upon her—I received these two shillings (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mr. Holloway.</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Pherson. Q.</hi> What money was found on me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not stand with the cell door open while Graves was searched—her clothes were not thrown out to me, and I did not search them—the passage is 24ft. or 25ft. long—you were in the first cell—I heard the conversation shortly after you came back from the Magistrate—I was listening and waiting for you to speak—Policemen 46 and 173 also heard it—there is a small door in the cell door with holes perforated in it in an iron plate—a person putting his eye to the holes could not see the length of the passage, the depth of the door would prevent it, it is 3 in. thick—I wrots the conversation down at the time—I marked one shilling H and the other T in your presence—I had a third shilling after you were locked up, from where you had bought half an ounce of tobacco—I produced it before the Magistrate, but it was not given in evidence—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I enquired and found that you had tendered bad coin at several places in Wood Green.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-69" type="given" value="HERBIRT"/>HERBIRT CALLAWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y R</hi> 46). I was in plain clothes, and went with Holloway after the prisoners; they were walking and talking together—I overtook them in Maize Road, touched M'Pherson on the shoulder, and told him I was a policeman—he said, "Well, you will have to catch me"—I pursued him 400 yard a, took him, and found 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him—I took him to the station, and next day, after the prisoners were remanded, I was with Turner and heard the conversation—M'Pherson said "
<hi rend="italic">Pull</hi>"—Graves said "Yes"—he said "Did they search you?"—she said "Yes, they took off all but my shift"—he said "Did you sling it then I tell the
<hi rend="italic">Beak</hi> that a gentleman gave you a shilling in the dark, and the other a gentleman gave you when you were
<hi rend="italic">cadying</hi> at Wood Green with your bad foot. Was that
<hi rend="italic">bloke</hi> you went to see the other night a widower; had he any
<hi rend="italic">stuff</hi> on him?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Pherson. Q.</hi> At the time I was arrested, what distance was I from Wood Green?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A milo and a half, I should say—You did not say, "I</p>
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<p>understood you to say that you wanted me for a deserter"—Graves was brought in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour afterwards—no bad money was found on you—Turner took your conversation down two or three minutes afterwards, in ink—the passage is about 20ft. long.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Pherson in hit defence stated that if Holloway had given change for the half-sovereign, Burcell, who was in the shop, must have seen it; and that that whole story not a fabrication.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">They were both further charged with having been before convicted of like offences, to which they</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GRAVES</hi>**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">M'PHERSON</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM NAGLE</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</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">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-72" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA HARVEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 41, Ashdown Street, Kentish Town, and am eleven years old—on Saturday evening, 9th April, I was sent on a message for my mother—on my way I met the prisoner—he said "Will you go and get me a half-quartern loaf, and I will give you a penny when you come back"—Emily Scott was with me—the prisoner gave me a florin, and I went to Mr. Philby's for the loaf, gave him the florin, and he spoke to me and went over to the prisoner—I pointed him out—Mr. Philby asked the prisoner why he gave it to me, and he denied giving it to me—I am quite sure he is the man who gave it to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between 7 and 8 o'clock—I had seen the prisoner before, up and down our street—the man had moved when I came out of the shop, he had gone round the corner—there was no woman there—he was alone—he called a woman up after, and she was taken to the station, too.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-73" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am twelve yean old, and live with my parents at Tavern Street, Kentish Town—I was with Harvey and saw the prisoner—he asked her to go and fetch him a half-quartern loaf and he would give her a penny—he gave her a florin and she went to the baker's shop—I left her and went home—I came back and the prisoner had moved round the corner, and I saw Mr. Philby and Emma Harvey go over to him—I did not hear what pawed—the prisoner is the same man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he standing still when Mr. Philby went to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I was going on an errand and I met Emma Harvey, and stood at the corner while she went and got the loaf—I never lost sight of the prisoner from the time he gave her the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-389-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES KING</hi> (23)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CARPENTER</persName> </hi>. I keep an eating-house, at 50, Cable Street, White-chapel—on Friday, 22nd April, the prisoner came there between 12 and 2 o'clock for a pennyworth of pudding—he gave me a florin—I gave him the change and he went away—I put the florin in the till—there was no other florin there—I afterwards found it was bad—the prisoner came again between 8 and 9 o'clock in the evening, and asked for two pennyworth of tart—I re
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<p>florins—my house is about a quarter of an hour's walk from Flower and Dean Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-76" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HOSKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi> 107). On 22nd April, the prisoner was given into my custody—he said he got an honest living by singing songs in the street—I received two florins from Mr. Carpenter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-77" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-78" type="surname" value="CONNELLY"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-78" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA CONNELLY</persName> </hi>. I am servant at 4, Flower and Dean Street, Spital-fields—the prisoner lodged in the house—I don't know what he is—I have seen him with songs in his hand—on Friday, 22nd April, I called him in the morning, about 11 o'clock—he was in bed—I saw him again, about 2 o'clock, in the kitchen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You know nothing of him from 11 o'clock till past 2?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-79" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE SCRAGG</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Flower and Dean Street, and live in the same house as the last witness—it is a lodging-house—on Friday, 22nd April, I saw the prisoner, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, at the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know it was counterfeit.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-81" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>MR. FRANCIS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-82" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS HARES</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of 145, Houndsditch—on 11th April I served the prisoner with a seidlitz powder, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a florin, which I put into the till, and gave her the change—there was no other florin there—I found it was bad ten minutes afterwards, and kept it—three days afterwards the prisoner came again for a seidlitz powder, and gave me a bad shilling—I recognized her, and gave her in custody with both coins.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) On 14th April Mr. Hares gave the prisoner into my custody with this shilling and florin—one halfpenny was found on her—she said the money was given to her, and she did not know it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-84" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HAINES</persName> </hi>, I am assistant to Mr. Cripps, a baker, of 188, Picca
<lb/>dilly—on 21st March I served the prisoner with two penny buns—she gave me a bad half-crown—she was given in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-85" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STEVENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 24). I received charge of the prisoner and this coin, which I marked at the time—she gave her name Mary Brown, Hart's Gardens, Drury Lane—I went there, but could find no such person—she was remanded till the 24th, and then discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, This half-crown, florin, and shilling are bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-391-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-391-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700502-391-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-391-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
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<interp inst="def1-392-18700502" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WESTWOOD</hi> (20)</persName>, was indicted
<rs id="t18700502-392-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700502-392-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-392-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-88" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-88" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>MR. FRANCIS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-89" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-89" type="surname" value="WYBROW"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-89" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE WYBROW</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the New Market Hotel, King Street, Smithfield—on Monday, 14th March, about 10 o'clock at night, I served take prisoner with three-halfpennyworth of rum—he gave me a bad florin—I bent it, and tent for Mr. Kite, who gave him in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-90" type="surname" value="KITE"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-90" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW KITE</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of King Street, Smithfield—on 14th March the last witness gave me this coin in the prisoner's presence—I gave him in charge with the florin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-91" type="surname" value="HASTINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-91" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HASTINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 283). I took the prisoner, and received this coin—he gave his name Henry Jones—he was remanded, and dis
<lb/>charged on the following Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-92" type="surname" value="GOODINOE"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY GOODINOE</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer, of 18, Aldersgate Street—on 28th March I served the prisoner with two dozen postage stamps—he gave me a bad florin, which I returned to him—he was leaving the shop, and I called him back and asked him where he came from—he said he could not tell me—I informed my brother, who gave him in custody with the coin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-93" type="surname" value="GOODINGE"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-93" type="given" value="JAMES WALLENOER"/>JAMES WALLENOER GOODINGE</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of the last witness—he has stated the truth.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-94" type="surname" value="WISEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-94" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC WISEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 126). The prisoner was given into my charge with this florin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-95" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18700502-392-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18700502-392-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-392-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700502-392-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-392-18700502 t18700502-392-punishment-18"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<persName id="def1-393-18700502" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-393-18700502" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-393-18700502" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def1-393-18700502" type="surname" value="BRANSBURY"/>
<interp inst="def1-393-18700502" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BRANSBURY</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18700502-393-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700502-393-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-393-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>, Unlawfully omitting to deliver up all his property after being adjudicated a bankrupt.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEBLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-97" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-97" type="given" value="BERTRAM ROBERT"/>BERTRAM ROBERT JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Record Department, Bankruptcy Court—I produce the file of the proceedings in the bankruptcy of George Bransbury, who made his, petition on 19th July, and the adjudi
<lb/>cation was on the same day—the choice of assignees was on 6th August; they were Mr. Robert Stack and Mr. Robert Blake—the accounts were filed on 2nd November (
<hi rend="italic">The accounts were put in, and showed a deficiency of</hi> 33
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.)—I also find this: "The following is a true list of all my property," which he enumerates; it is signed "George Bransbury"—I find a goods account, a cash account, and a deficiency account, filed on 17th January, 1870—in the cash account and the deficiency account I find refer
<lb/>ence made by him to the books which he did give up—there was a private meeting on 8th December—he passed his last examination on 8th February—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the last examination form (
<hi rend="italic">This was sworn before the Registrar, J. R. Brougham, by the defendant, and stated that the statement of accounts, and the books and papers filed, contained a full and true disclosure of all his estate and effects, both real and personal, and that he had not con
<lb/>cealed, embezzled, or destroyed any of his books</hi>)—on 18th February, here is an order of Mr. Spring Rice for the prosecution.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there a ten days' statement, filed about 2nd November?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and cash account on the same date—I found in that the name of Broadbent—here is an account extending from May 30th, 1868, to July, 1868, in which I find money received, 251., and on 6th June, 1869, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the same person—on 20th May, 1869, on the reverse side, I find 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on June 26th, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from J. Broadbent—it is not stated to be for rent—on 16th July here is a farther sum of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Broadbent—there is a long examination of the bankrupt attached to the proceedings, and also of Gibbs and Broadbent—all those examinations took place on 8th December, 1869, before Mr. Registrar Brougham, who passed the bankrupt on his last examination.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLET</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were not in Court, and you do not know the cir
<lb/>cumstances under which he passed him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-98" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-98" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN SAMUEL"/>HENRY JOHN SAMUEL WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Paget, the official assignee in Bransbury's bankruptcy—he received nothing up to the appoint
<lb/>ment of creditors' assignees, and he has only received 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. altogether—it is usual when a bankrupt presents a petition, for written books to be delivered to him—this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) with written questions to answer, was delivered to the defendant—there was then no writing against the printed questions—I did not deliver it to him—it came back with the answers written.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-99" type="surname" value="HARDWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-99" type="given" value="EDMUND PONCE"/>EDMUND PONCE HARDWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of France & Hardwick, solicitors, of Littlehampton—they acted for the creditors—I find the defendant's signature at the end of this book (
<hi rend="italic">The book was put in and read</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-100" type="surname" value="HUMPHREYS"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Stubbs, messenger of the Court of Bankruptcy—I took possession of the bankrupt's stock and fur
<lb/>niture; but not of his books—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the inventory—the bank
<lb/>rupt was there, and I took possession of all he showed me—I left before the goods were sold—they were delivered into Streeter's possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where were the goods?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the painter's work-shop, at the back of the High Street, and some at the carpenter's work-shop, at the back of Surrey Street—he was residing at the house in High Street—there is a cottage at the premises in Surrey Street, close adjacent to the workshop—I have heard that a person named Gibbs lived there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is the cottage detached from the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, attached to the large house, Surrey House, I think it is—it is merely the buck part of the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-101" type="surname" value="STEADMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-101" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS N. STEADMAN</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Norfolk Hotel, Little-hampton, and know the prisoner—he came to me two or three weeks before his bankruptcy, and asked my permission to place a few of his building utensils in an out-building which I had—I gave him leave—it was not attached to the hotel, but at the further end of some meadows, not three minutes' walk from his carpenter's shop—I did not give him permission to go through the hotel yard—he was to provide himself with a key, and he afterwards told me that he had obtained one, and I placed some of his effects there—when I passed by occasionally I saw some scaffold poles, ladders, and what appeared to be two tubs of cement—they remained there a month or six weeks—on the day of the sale, or the day after, I heard a conversation in the smoking room, in consequence of which I said some-thing about the things in the shed, and after that Mr. Hardwick came, and the good were seized and taken possession of by Mr. Streeter, the auctioneer—I then saw two hand trucks, which I had not observed before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you been residing at Littlehampton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Since 25th March, 1869—the prisoner is, comparatively speaking, a stranger to me; I never spoke to him twice in my life—I cannot get the date when the prisoner came to me—I have always heard him spoken of as a respectable, hardworking, industrious man—everybody in the country round knows Messrs. Hardwick & French—I saw cement in one of the casks, it was half full.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-102" type="surname" value="GRUDGFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-102" type="given" value="ROBERT WILLIAM"/>ROBERT WILLIAM GRUDGFIELD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Britannia Hotel, Piear Road—there is a shed in rear of my house, and a loft, and distinct from them a skittle alley, covered in—a narrow lane loads to the back of my premises to</p>
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<p>the Pier Road, and there is ft doorway from the back of the bankrupt's premises into the lane—there is not more than 3 ft between our back doors in the lane—about the beginning of July last, the bankrupt came and asked me if I had got a place I could let him put some things into—I said yes, I had a place which I wanted to let—I took him to the back premises, and showed him the shed, with a loft over it—he said it would do very well, and he would take it—I said nothing about rent—I saw nothing of him afterwards for a month or two—I never saw him on the premises, or any of his people—two or three days after the conversation I noticed a padlock on the door, which had not been there before—I never saw anything put into the loft or in the shed—one or two empty casks are in the skittle alley now, and several things were put there, some old scaffolding boards, two or three old broken sashes, and two or three empty casks, such things as I should put no value on—I saw nothing taken in or out—there were chinks in the flooring before the bankrupt took the loft, and you could see into the loft; but they were covered up afterwards—I do not know what was in the loft—two or three months after the lock was put on, the bankrupt called and asked me if I had heard of his little affair—I said I had not—he said that Mr. Hardwick would advance him no more money, and he should have to go through the Court; he did not wish to got me into any trouble, and he would take the things off my premises—I said "Yes, do, do not get me into any trouble—I afterwards noticed that the lock was taken off—after the witnesses came up to London I went to Mr. Streeter and gave him information, and next morning Mr. Streeter and Mr. Hardwiok came to my place—some old scaffold poles and worthless things were found on my premises, and the old things in the skittle alley, and a few empty cans in the loft—he never used the shed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known the prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About twelve yeas—he has been a respectable, honest fellow all the time he has been there—his wife has been ill, and I have heard that he had trouble at home—if the things had been sold they would scarcely pay my rent, they were fit for nothing but firewood.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-103" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-103" type="surname" value="GRUDOFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-103" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN GRUDOFIELD</persName> </hi>. The bankrupt came to our premises with his son and his son-in-law, Mr. King—he brought some new window-sashes, and a roll of lead, which were put into a loft over the shed—that was all I saw—there was a lock on the loft door, and I had no opportunity of seeing what was inside—I do not remember seeing them there again, or seeing the things taken away—they were brought before the bankruptcy, between 6 and 7 o'clock in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you known the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and his wife; she has been ailing a very long time, and is a confirmed invalid—he has always lived in High Street—our premises adjoin the workshop in Surrey Street—I never heard anything against his character.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-104" type="surname" value="MILLARD"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-104" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MILLARD</persName> </hi>. I live at Littlehampton, and remove goods—I know the prisoner very well—he came to me about two months before Christmas, 1869, and I removed some goods for him from the back of the house he owned in Surrey Street, and put them in my stable in Bury Lane, about a quarter of a mile off—there was, I think, a pump or two, and a pipe of lead; they did not half fill the two-wheeled cart—it was about 6.30 in the morning—I carried them about half-way, and my son delivered them and put them down—the prisoner was present when I took them—they re
<lb/>mained in my stable six weeks, until Mr. Hardwick took possession of them</p>
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<p>—there were a quantity of laths, and some iron weights—I took them from the other shop in Duke Street, and put them in my stable the same day, I believe—there were two journeys—he agreed to pay rent but never did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Ever since I can remember—he paid me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for drawing the goods away—I could not swear to the things if I saw them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you have a cart-load the second time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only some laths and iron weights.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-105" type="surname" value="MILLARD"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-105" type="given" value="JOHN SIMMONS"/>JOHN SIMMONS MILLARD</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness, I drove the cart from the Britannia—it contained two or three pumps, and old things—I removed the laths from Duke Street myself—I afterward saw things like them in Mr. Snewin's possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you known the prisoner some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he did a great deal of building—he paid me my wages—he had a painter's shop at the back of High Street, opposite our house—his time was up when he moved the goods.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he tell you he was going to be bankrupt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-106" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Beehive, High Street, Littlehampton, which is one corner of the lane running into the High Street, and the defend
<lb/>ant's place was at the other corner—on 8th February, this year, young Brausbury brought some things and put them into my cellar—I saw some of them, not all—I saw a pail and some Swede turnips—when I found out the quantity of things which had been brought I gave information to the assignees, and the things were taken possession of—I had heard of the bankruptcy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What else was brought?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some brooms and earthenware pans, by his son—it was on 8th February—I do not know that the defendant was at that very time in prison—I saw him the day before—he was taken in custody on the 8th, but he did not leave in the morning—the son has been carrying on the business on the father's premises, and the mother was ailing and confined to the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What other things were there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On Friday, when I went into the cellar, I found a lead pump—there was a box, which Mr. Hardwick opened, and it contained books.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-107" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-107" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-107" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a charwoman, and work at the Beehive—on Tuesday, 8th February, I saw Mr. Bransbury's son going in and out of Mr. Cook's cellar frequently, from the afternoon up to 5 or 6 o'clock—he brought a lead pump, and a box, and a jar of colour, some earthenware pans, a sauce
<lb/>pan, a box, and some dishes—the box was brought between 4 and 6 o'clock—it was light at that time—I believe the things are in the cellar now—I have seen all but the box there since Mr. Hardwick came—I did not point them out, but Mr. Cook saw them on the following Thursday, and spoke to me about them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know that on that day Mrs. Bransbury and her sun had been turned out of the house by the assignees?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-108" type="surname" value="SNEWING"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-108" type="given" value="JAMES ANDREW"/>JAMES ANDREW SNEWING</persName> </hi>. I am a surveyor to the Local Board of Health, Littlehampton—I have made this plan (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to a scale, it is correct—it shows the Britannia Inn and the bankrupt's premises adjoining, also High Street and Duke Street, and the stable to the Norfolk Hotel—I have coloured green the place mentioned where the goods were found—on the 21st February I received directions from Mr. Hard wick's clerk to go to</p>
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<p>Millard's stable—I made the inventory of what I found there, two lengths of lead pipe, and a coil of lead, weighing together 5 cwt. 2 qrs. 2lbs., a lead pump, some weights, laths, and other articles, value 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know that the bankrupt's son has been carrying on the business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-109" type="surname" value="STREETER"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-109" type="given" value="JABEZ"/>JABEZ STREETER</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer, of Littlehampton—I was em
<lb/>ployed by the assignees under the bankruptcy—I went to the Norfolk Hotel, kept by Mr. Stedmun, and took possession of some goods, of which I have an inventory—there were two builder's trucks, four ladders, two empty cement casks, a galvanized pail, and a hogshead—they are still in my possession—they are worth from 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—some time afterwards I went to Mr. Grudg
<lb/>field's and took possession of a thirty-six gallon copper, a cask containing twenty-eight gallons of tar, a wash tub, two sash doors, a deal frame for a door, and other articles, value about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I think the loft was unlocked—it was 4ft. 4 in. long, 10 or 14ft wide, and 12 or 14ft high—it had no ceiling—I think one of the cans was marked "Mander"—there was a label on it directed to Mr. Bransbury—one of those was shown to Mr. Stark—I went to the Beehive and found a mould for running lead casements, a box of books and papers, which Mr. Hardwick took possession of, a keg of Turkey umber, and some boards, and other small articles, worth about 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but the box and the books I put no value upon—I afterwards went to a field with Mr. Hardwick, who took possession of a ladder of about forty rounds, value about 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it was about 200 yards from the premises in Surrey Street, lying under a wall in a field—the bankrupt had a horse, two carts, and two sets of harness before the bankruptcy, which I saw in his possession three or four weeks afterwards—I saw them when I was taking the inventory for the sale, under the bankruptcy, and he told me they did not belong to him—he had them I should think a year before the bankruptcy—I prepared the inventory of sale—the first sale was the 25th August, 1869—that was a sale of stock given up by the bankrupt—52
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was the gross amount of the sale—I don't think that included any of the property at the Norfolk or the Bee-hive, or in the field.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you known the Beehive a long time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, twenty years—I have done business with the defendant and had money transactions with him—he has proved fully trustworthy—the second sale was on the 16th February, of the furniture, that realised 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—down to the 16th February, 1870, the defendant, his wife, and son, resided at High Street—the messenger went into possession before the first sale—he took an inventory, and then left the possession in my hands to conduct the sale—the bankrupt and his son were both present at the sale of the stock, on the 25th August—I went carefully over the house in Church Street, and the painter's workshop in High Street, and the house and car
<lb/>penter's workshop in Surrey Street—some building materials were kept at the carpenter's shop, but not much—the bankrupt bought things to the amount of 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for himself—I think there were some sashes and frames similar to those I found at the Britannia; those were the only things—the son did not buy anything—I have the names of all the persons who bought things, and I have not his name—Mr. Gibbs was not at the sale—the de
<lb/>fendant told me that the two carts and harness belonged to Broadbent, but not the building materials—I was not told that he sold the building materials to Broadbent—I had not a written notice from Mr. Gibbs—I have</p>
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<p>got the things now, and am holding them for the assignees—I don't know whether Broadbent is a creditor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-110" type="surname" value="HABDWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-110" type="given" value="EDMUND PONCE"/>EDMUND PONCE HABDWICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I took possession in the second week in February of a wooden box, which was secreted in the cellar of the Beehive—a policeman came to my house—I had the box taken to my office and sealed up, and on the following day I opened it and found a quantity of books and two new ledgers containing accounts, and amongst them a number apparently unsettled, I think to the amount of about 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there are debts as to which liability was incurred—one is an account of Joseph Duffield, February 20th, 1869, and there are some previous to that—they continue down to 19th July—there is one of Mr. Wright, another of Mr. Staples, Mr. Cook, Mr. Snewing, and Mr. Charles Saunders—among the papers I found an estimate book—I could not state whether all the books are in the defendant's writing—here is one entry at the end for some work done at the police station—that is in his writing and signed by him—it is the estimate of work made for Captain Montgomery, and is signed "George Bransbury"—there is no date—the amount is 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,—I also find Captain Montgomery men
<lb/>tioned in the ledger account—it is not marked off as paid—it is one of the open accounts, but Captain Montgomery has paid it to the estate since the bankruptcy—here is an account which appears to be made out against Mr. Cook in the first part of the ledger; it begins December, 1868, and ends January, 1869, and the same account, with a trifling alteration, appears in July, 1869—it is almost identically copied but on a different date—the date has been altered in many places in the books, and some dates are altered by erasures—here is one account against Mr. Harmsbury, it is dated in July and the date has been scratched out and the 30th put in on an erasure, sub
<lb/>sequent to the date of the bankruptcy—there are fifty-two accounts alto
<lb/>gether subsequent to the date of the bankruptcy—there has been no information by the bankrupt with reference to those fifty-two accounts, they amount to 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I believe, originally, when the totals were taken out as they first stood, the debts entered in this ledger represented 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. but when they came to analyze them, and the collector came to collect them, there was a set-off which reduced them to 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—there is no informa
<lb/>tion in the books about any of the 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the original estimate which I got from Captain Montgomery—it is a copy of the one in the estimate book—it is dated 12th June, 1869—his son claimed the amount, and brought an action in the County Court, and the Judge decided in the defendant's favour—I find no trace of any of those accounts in the bank
<lb/>rupt's books—I found a number of invoices in the box, as if made out for delivery from the ledger, as due to George Bransbury.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known the defendant?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About three years—I have only been professionally engaged for him about a year and a half, or two years—I did not send him in rather a heavy little bill previous to his bankruptcy, claiming 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which turned out to be only 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. afterwards—I rendered him an account, previous to his bankruptcy, for 364
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he was in a very small way of business, but was doing some large work for a client of ours whose estate we were winding up—the total amount due to him was about 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and to assist him I frequently paid him in advance before the money was due, to carry out his work, and that money would be due to him some day—I mean I advanced him money in expectation of getting for him what was due to him, and which would pass through our hands—this bill shows 244
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., balance due to him up to June—we</p>
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<p>took an equitable charge upon his property when he had exceeded a certain amount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You take precedence of everybody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We hare an equitable claim, which is not likely to be realised—we are not the persons who mortgaged the house in High Street for him—I did not conduct the mortgage business in Surrey Street—I don't know what business we ever did conduct for him—Mr. Hazlegrove's mortgage was prepared in our office—I did not buy the house in Surrey Street for him—the mortgage to Mrs. Tomkins was not carried out in our office—I prepared the lease of the premises in Surrey Street—it was executed—I never heard of any rent being paid—the rent to be paid was 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I did not know that he had notice in September, 1868, to leave the workshop in High Street, in March, 1869—I don't even know who the landlord was—I may have conducted part of the mortgage to Hazlegrove; our people in the office did not do the rest—the Surrey Street business, I believe, was conducted by a solicitor, at Arundel—I never heard that he was in bad health in 1869—I know nothing of his family.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has this 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. been recovered?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; we have never charged him the slightest interest.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have lent him money as a surveyor would have done?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—this account shows an advance of 720
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the amount of the account he would have to receive would be 672
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—when he exceeded the 742
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and no more moneys were coming, I said "You must secure me"—he was allowed by the assignees to remain in the house, in High Street, till February, as an act of kindness, and to use the furniture—that explains why the furniture was not sold at the same time as the stock; it was to enable his wife to carry on her business of a cook's shop—I got no rent from Broadbent, Gibbs, or anyone else—I never saw Broadbent till to-day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-111" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PARKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I am stationed at Littlehampton—Captain Montgomery is the chief constable of East Sussex—about the beginning of June I went to the different painters in the town, and to the defendant, who gave me an estimate, and the work was done between 14th and 24th July—I did not see the prisoner there or his son; a man named Hitchcock, who had been apprenticed to him, worked for him; he and a boy did it all—the chief constable went down about the payment, but I do not know what transpired.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Has not Bransbury borne an excellent character during the time he has been at Littlehampton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never heard other
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-112" type="surname" value="HAWKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-112" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to French & Hardwick, of Little-hampton—since the books were found at the Britannia, I have collected six small sums of money, 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have called upon seven other persons, who have not paid their accounts, amount
<lb/>ing to 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-113" type="surname" value="SNEWING"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-113" type="given" value="JAMES ANDREW"/>JAMES ANDREW SNEWING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). My name is in the ledger account for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the prisoner supplied the things—I have paid the amount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know any person named Gibbs in his em
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I do not know that he has been collecting money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-114" type="surname" value="DUFFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-114" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DUFFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor and hatter, at Littlehampton, and have had business dealings with the defendant—I have been shown the ledger found at the Beehive, and have seen an account for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., for goods supplied and work done about July last—I had made an arrangement to let him have clothes, and I had let him have clothes before his bankruptcy,</p>
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<p>to the amount of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—there is a balance due of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., giving him credit for what I supplied since the bankruptcy—he is as upright a man as I have done business with for the last thirty years—I never fell in with a more honest man than he was before this job.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-115" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-115" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a master mariner, in May, 1869, I went a voyage to the Baltic—before I went I employed the defendant to paint my house, in Littlehampton—I came back on 29th July, and he had scarcely begun the painting—he had supplied me with a bucket and sucker to a pump, before I left; I think the price was about 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—when I returned he had repaired the cement, he said he could not get on with the paint till the cement was dry—I got his account some time in November; I have not paid it all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HAYWARD</hi>. I am a jeweller, of Littlehampton—on 1st April, 1869, I employed the defendant to fit up and paint my shop—on June 1st, I paid him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account, and on 10th July, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., making 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you mean that you paid it to the bankrupt himself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in my shop—I have heard of a person named Gibbs in his employment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-116" type="surname" value="STAPLES,"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-116" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STAPLES, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Cricketer's Arms, Little-hampton—in July, 1868, I employed the defendant to make a sign-board, paint it, and put it up—it came to 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he owed me 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I was indebted to him for the balance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-117" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser, of Littlehampton—in April, 1869, I employed the defendant—his work was finished early in May—it is entered in this ledger, under date of June 15th—I am sure it was not done in June—on 7th July I paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which, with 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I paid him before, makes 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-118" type="surname" value="AYLING"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-118" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED AYLING</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of Wick, Sussex—I employed the bankrupt last year to do work for me; this account, beginning in March, 1869, correctly describes it—it was done at those dates, as far as I know—on 10th July, 1849, I paid him 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and have the receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I am still indebted to him for the balance, 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have never had the bill.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-119" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-119" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COOK</persName> </hi>. I live at Littlehampton—I employed the bankrupt to do some work, and owed him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at the time of his bankruptcy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-120" type="surname" value="HAMMOND"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-120" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am a pork-butcher, of Littlehampton, and a tenant of Mr. Cook's—last spring my shop was whitewashed, and a few weeks before that some work was done by the prisoner—this work, described at page 28, was done early in May, but it is charged on 31st July—a par
<lb/>tition was done a month or two before that; two sets of work were done.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. P. HARDWICK</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This receipt of 10th July, 1869, is the defendant's writing—I cannot say anything about the other, it is so smudged—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the ledger and supplemental ledger spoken of in the accounts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you looked through them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have heard of Gibbs, and have seen him—I do not know that he acted as the bankrupt's clerk—I was not present at his examination at the Bankruptcy Court—I am aware that there was a long cross-examination, by the bank
<lb/>rupt, of Gibbs and Broadbent—I believe Gibbs kept the bankrupt's books from June, 1868, to the bankruptcy—I have referred to the accounts as filed, but have never compared the accounts, as filed, with the old ledgers—the new ledgers are in a variety of writings—there is no trace of the 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of debts.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-121" type="surname" value="TICKELL"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-121" type="given" value="JABEZ"/>JABEZ TICKELL</persName> </hi>. I am articled clerk to Tibbetts & Co., who were em
<lb/>ployed as solicitors to the assignees—I hare attended to the matter from that time—I was present when the bankrupt passed his last examination—I before he passed, he was warned by Mr. Reed, the Counsel, that his accounts were false, and that if he chose to pass on those accounts he did so at his peril, and Mr. Registrar Brougham gave him a similar warning; and not-withstanding that, he made the usual affidavit as to the truth of the accounts—up to the discovery of the ledger at the Beehive, I had no knowledge of those debts; a list was made, but I do not remember that the accounts were in it—I had no knowledge of the debts in the new ledger.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there a private examination, when the bank
<lb/>rupt was examined and cross-examined?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—a person named Gibbs was examined, and Mr. Broadbent—I prepared a summons the day before the bankrupt filed his petition—I do not know whether it was served.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-122" type="surname" value="POUNCE"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-122" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT W. POUNCE</persName> </hi>. The firm of Manley Brothers, to whom I am agent, supplied the bankrupt with goods—these cans (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) ware supplied to him by our firm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700502-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-123" type="surname" value="HARDWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-name-123" type="given" value="EDMUND PONCE"/>EDMUND PONCE HARDWICK</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). Here is an account of Mr. Charles Cook, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this account in the book found at the Beehive is precisely identical with that in the first ledger—the old ledger is dated January 11th, 1869, and the ledger found at the Beehive is 1868; but the amount is precisely the same—the entries are identical—on the other side of the old ledger, instead of showing everything due from Mr. Cook, is, "Received by cash, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., January 29th, 1869"—there we four erasures—these appear to be settled accounts, not as if there was anything due—Captain Montgomery's account does not appear to be in the old ledger at all—I find Duffield's account in it, it is marked, "Received by cash, 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., June 15th"—I should say that that is in the bankrupt's writing—in the same ledger it appears as a debt, subject to a set-off—Hayward's account is, "Received by cash, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; balance, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—it is all written off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The entry about Duffield, you do not pledge your oath to being in the defendant's writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18700502-393-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18700502-393-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700502-393-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18700502-393-punishment-19" type="punishmentDescription">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700502-394-offence-1 t18700502-name-125"/>Peter Rolt</persName>, from a boat on the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700502-394-offence-1 t18700502-geo-1"/>River Thames</placeName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-126" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PIMM</persName> </hi>. I live at 88, Limehouse Causeway, with my husband, Frederick Pimm, who is a marine store dealer—on Thursday, 31st March, the prisoner came to the shop and sold some rope—I don't know the exact, weight—I gave him 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per cwt—I did not pay him more than half-a-sovereign at one time—I saw him between 8 and 9 o'clock on the Friday, and he sold me some more rope—I can't say what I paid him on those two occasions, I only know I gave him 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per cwt.—I afterwards gave the rope up to the police constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He took it to your house twice?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he said it was for bread for his children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HENSHAW</persName> </hi>. I live at Rotherhithe, and am foreman to Peter Rolt & Co., Acorn Wharf, timber merchant—I have been shown 149lbs. of rope by the police officer—the value was about 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I saw it safe on the Wednesday, at 7 o'clock, and when I went on the Thursday morning I found it had been cut out of one of the boats—there was a chain lock round the rope; but the rope was cut—on the Thursday night another portion was cut out of a different boat—I should think that was worth 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I reckon the value to be, altogether, 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I also missed some on the Friday night—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the rope—it is the property of my employers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-128" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEROGE READ</persName> </hi>. I took the prisoner into custody, and I got the rope from Mrs. Pimm—this if part of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I only took it twice. The children were crying round me for bread."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN LOCKYER</hi> (32)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700502-395-offence-1 t18700502-name-130"/>William Carter</persName>, her husband being alive.</rs> </p>
<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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CARTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Coston Street, Westminster—on 3rd February, 1868, I was married to the prisoner at St. Luke's Church, Chelsea—I produce the certificate—I obtained it from the clergyman—I saw him copy it out of the register, and I compared it; it is correct—she told me she had been married; but that her husband was dead—I cohabited with her for two years, and then I married her—her husband came back last July, and I have not lived with her since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you married the prisoner she told you that she believed her first husband was dead?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she did not give me her reasons—I gave her into custody—I lived with her two years—she came and annoyed me on several occasions—she had got some relations, a very bad lot, and I went about in fear of her and them—I did not know her first husband till I made his acquaintance since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-132" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN MILLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 72, Manners Street, Chelsea—I was present when the prisoner was married to my brother, Richard Lockyer, at St. Paul's Church, Hammersmith, on the 9th June, 1856—I produce the certificate—my brother is alive—I don't know when he separated from his wife—he has been under Government, I believe—I don't know anything about it, I was not there at the time; and I don't know whether the prisoner did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-133" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 256). On 12th April the prisoner was given into my custody by the prosecutor, on a charge of bigamy—she said it was him that led her to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was told that my husband was dead."</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-134" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). My brother came home in April, 1869—we had letters from him before that—we had not seen him for four years and nine months—I can't say when I saw him with his wife before he went away—I went occasionally to see them after they were married in 1856—I can't say how long they lived together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-135" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SEARLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T</hi>). I have known Lockyer, the prisoner's husband, for many years—I was present when he was tried at the Mid
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<p>Sessions, in March, 1865, for stabbing his wife—his conduct was very bad to her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-136" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WHEELER</persName> </hi>.—I know Frederick Lockyer, the prisoner's brother-in-law—I was with the prisoner when she met him about two years ago—I knew at that time that the prisoner's husband was undergoing penal servi
<lb/>tude—the prisoner was corresponding with Carter at that time—we met Frederick Lockyer about six weeks before the prisoner married Carter—Lockyer was dressed in black—he stopped the prisoner, and said "You have done a nice thing; my brother has died in prison!"—that was all he said—he meant that Lockyer had got five years through stabbing my sister, and he had died in prison.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did she make any further inquiry as to whether he was dead or not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—she did not take much notice of him—I am the prisoner's sister—I did not make any inquiry, I believed what I was told by Lockyer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-395-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-395-18700502 t18700502-395-punishment-21"/>Six Weeks' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Protection; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18700502-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-139" type="given" value="GEORGE JAMES BAPTIST"/>GEORGE JAMES BAPTIST CARWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Albion Street Caledonian Road—on Monday, 11th April, between 8 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I was going home, and when I got to my own house three lads came up before me, looked in my face, and then the biggest of the three knocked me down on my back, and held me there while the other two picked my pocket of my watch—they then all three ran down Haward Street—I followed—a gentlemen came up and followed with me, and the prisoner was stopped—he was the biggest of the three—he is the man who knocked me down—I identified him—my watch cost me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you quite sure this is one of them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am sure he is the man that knocked me down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-140" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WHITE</persName> </hi>. I reside at 264, Pentonville Road, and am a traveller—on 11th April I was in Albion Street, with my trap—I saw the prosecutor, the prisoner, and two others, all wrestling together on the ground—they got up, and the gentleman ran after the prisoner—I asked him what he was running after him for, and he said "He has stolen my watch"—I said "I will go for you," and I chased after him as far as the Great Northern Station—I caught the prisoner and gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see the first of the transaction?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not—I saw the prosecutor on the ground and the others on top of him—I did not see their faces at that time—I never lost sight of the prisoner when I chased him.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700502-397-offence-1 t18700502-name-142"/>Francis Philip Parley</persName>, and stealing 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700502-name-143" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-143" type="given" value="FRANCIS PHILIP"/>FRANCIS PHILIP PUXLET</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness being deaf and dumb, his evidence was interpreted.</hi>) I am a shoemaker, and live in the Mile End Road—about 10 o'clock on Sunday evening, 12th April, I was in Compton Street—the prisoner came up to me and said she wanted money—she put her hand into my pocket—I had some money in my pocket at the time—she struck me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HUMM</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner and prosecutor struggling together—the prisoner got away from him, and then picked up mud and stones and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KING</persName> </hi>. I live in Smith's Place, Commercial Road—I was with Humm on the night in question, and saw the prisoner and prosecutor strug
<lb/>gling together—I saw the prisoner take her hand out of his pocket—I don't know whether she took anything out—she took up mud and stones, and threw at him—I hare seen her before, scores of times; I am quite certain she is the woman—I don't know how long they had been together—they were together when I first saw them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 379). The two last witnesses made a communication to me, and the prisoner was pointed out to me, about half an hour after the transaction, by the prosecutor and Humm—she was charged with stealing a watch—I did not know what it was till she got to the station—Humm said he thought it was a watch—she said "It was not me, it was another woman he offered 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never stole anything in my life; I have been in prison ever since the 10th of April, innocent.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700502-398-offence-1 t18700502-name-148"/>Henry Walden</persName> of his moneys.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-149" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WALDEN</persName> </hi>. I am manager at the North Pole public-house—on Wednesday, 9th March, the prisoner called at the house—I had seen him before—he said he had a nice diamond ring that would suit me—I said I did not want such a thing—he said "We will call to-morrow night with it"—he left, and his other two friends who came to my place with him—they brought the ring the next night, and told me they wanted 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—I told them I did not want it—they said "Come to the pawnbroker's, and you can see the value of it"—the prisoner said "It won't do for all of us to go"—we went to the pawnbroker's, and asked him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the ring—the pawnbroker said he would lend us 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if we brought it to-morrow—they said "Will you lend us 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. till to-morrow"—I told them I would give them 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I found I had only got 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I gave them that—I went back to the public-house, and the prisoner asked if I had bought the ring—I said "I have lent 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the ring"—he said "Well, where are they; are they coming back?"—I said "No, they are gone on"—he took up his hat, and ran off, and I saw no more of him till he was in custody for house-breaking, or something of that sort—the prisoner said "What are you going to give me?"—I said "Wait till the morning," and then he took his hat and ran off—I did not give him anything—it was about 7 o'clock when we went to the pawnbroker's—I examined the ring and should know it again—I gave the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to the man the prisoner introduced to me—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is exactly like the ring—it was another one they showed me at first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I went and asked you if you would buy a diamond ring, and I said there were some men outside I knew; you said you would buy it if it was a good one; the men came in, and they showed you the ring; they promised mo 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. if I sold it, and you promised me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I never promised you anything; you came on the Wednesday, and told me that a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> of yours had got a diamond ring, and that you would bring it up the next night, and you came with them the next night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GARRATT</persName> </hi>. I live at 9 and 10, Waterloo Terrace, Commercial Road, and am a pawnbroker—on 9th March, the prosecutor and two men came to my place with a ring—this is not the ring that I saw—it was one very much like it—the value of this ring is about 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I offered them 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the other ring—they asked me to lend them 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on it—this ring would pass for the good one to anyone who was not experienced or accustomed to diamonds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I there when you had the ring?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I never saw you before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-151" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NORMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody for conspiring with others to defraud the prosecutor of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said "I don't know anything about it, though I was at the North Pole."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I am not guilty of conspiring with these persons—I did not know them—the prosecutor knows I did not know them, and that I kept a shop—I have been in the habit of using the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-152" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WALDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I have seen the prisoner two or three times at the house—I have known him about a month—I heard that he kept a shop, but I have never been to his shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of this; they were no companions of mine; I did not get a farthing out of it; if I was with persons who had got diamond rings, I should be differently placed, I should have someone to plead for me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Byles.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700502-399-offence-1 t18700502-name-154"/>James Rutter</persName> </rs>. He was also
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">lead</hi>, at the Ship, in Bacon Street—the prisoner left the house—I went out some few minutes afterwards, and at the top of Bacon Street, I saw my husband and the prisoner—I heard my husband say some words when they met on the steps of the public-house, I can't say what the words were, and I saw him strike the prisoner, and he followed him across the road, and there he knocked him down on his knees—my husband was rather a bigger man than the prisoner—I ran towards them—while the prisoner was on his knees he said "Jim, if I have done anything wrong, listen to what I have to say?"—upon that my husband made use of bad language, and said he would listen to nothing, and hit him again</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Tour husband struck the prisoner three times alto
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I saw him strike him three times—I can't say where he struck him, I believe once was in the face, his fist was clenched—I never saw him hit my brother before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-156" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH RUTTER</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of last witness, and live at 36, Canal Road—on 12th March, about 9 o'clock, the prisoner came into my house—a quarrel took place between my daughter and him—he went out—I afterwards went out with my daughter—I saw a row at the top of Club Row—I did not see the prisoner there—I have a cupboard in my room where I had three white handled dinner knives—I did not see the prisoner go to the cupboard that evening.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-157" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS BROCKHILL</persName> </hi>. I am a wood-chopper, and live at 3, York Road—about 4 o'clock in the afternoon of 12th March, I was with the prisoner—I came out of the yard with him—I work with him in Wharf Road—I went with him to his mother's house a little after 9 o'clock—I was with him from 4 till 9 o'clock—we had been drinking—there was a quarrel between him and his sister—I saw the prisoner go to the cupboard—I can't tell what he did there—after that we went out together to go to a public-house—we in
<lb/>stended to go to the
<hi rend="italic">lead</hi>—on our way we saw Joseph Rutter and his brother, and to avoid them we went into a shop—when we came out we saw them again in a fish shop, we went past them and missed them as they were going down Hoxton—we afterwards saw them in front of the bar of the Ship public-house, in Bacon Street—as soon as we got to the public-house, we stopped sudden, outside, we did not like to go in—Rutter came out and struck the prisoner a violent blow, he staggered across the road and Rutter struck him again, followed him up, he fell down, the second blow sent him down—when he was on the ground he said "Hold hard, Jim, let me have one word, hear reason"—Rutter replied "Get up and fight!"—the prisoner replied "No, Jim, you are too good a man for me"—he then got up and ran across the road—Rutter ran after him and hit him another blow, and knocked his head up against the wall—on that I saw the prisoner retaliate the blow, I mean, he struck him, I can't tell with what, I did not see any
<lb/>thing—Rutter put his hand to his chest and said "I've been stabbed," and he staggered into the public-house—he remained there a short time and came out again and fell—the prisoner was standing in the middle of the road—he came up to me and got his cap and said "I must go, I think I have killed my brother-in-law," and he went away, walking rather sharp—before we met Rutter, the prisoner said "I wish I had a white-handled knife that is at home, I would stab him; I have frightened him before with a poker."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Rutter was a much stronger man than the prisoner, was he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and taller—when we first saw Rutter, the prisoner suggested we should get out of his way—the third blow Rutter struck knocked the prisoner's head against the wall, he could not get any further back—he struck him in the face with his clenched fist—it was immediately after that, that the prisoner struck him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-158" type="given" value="ABEL"/>ABEL RUTTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Royal Oak Wharf, and am a painter—I was with my brother, the deceased, on this Saturday night—we went into the Ship public-house, and had some beer, and as we came out I stopped behind to light my pipe—when I came out the first thing I saw was the deceased on the kerb, opposite the door, being picked up by two men—that could not have been more than a minute after he had left me—I saw someone running away, but who it was I don't know—my brother was taken to the house, and I saw him bleeding from a wound in the chest, and in my opinion he died when he was in the public-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GAYTON</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 85, Brick Lane—James Rutter was brought to my surgery between 10.30 and 11 on Saturday, 12th March—he was quite dead—I examined his body, and saw a wound on the left side of the chest; a very small quantity of blood had escaped outwardly, just sufficient to stain the shirt—I found a out through the coat, waistcoat, and shirt—on the Monday following I made a post-mortem examination—I found a wound on the left side of the chest, three-fourths of an inch in length, midway between the nipple and the collar bone—it had passed between the second and third ribs, and finally entered the kit ventricle of the heart—that wound was the cause of death—a knife or any sharp
<lb/>pointed instrument would have caused such a wound.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-160" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL NOTTAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a wood chopper, and live in Collingwood Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you met the prisoner on this evening, near 11 o'clock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he was walking with his head down, and crying vary bitterly—I asked him what was the matter—he said "I think I have killed my brother-in-law"—I said "You don't mean to say so"—he said "I think I shall give myself up"—I said "No, don't give yourself up, perhaps you have not killed him"—he said "I think I have, I will make away with myself; but
<hi rend="italic">Twiggy</hi> knows all about it from the first beginning to the end of it"—that is a nickname of Brockhill's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-161" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 25). On 7th April I went to 23, Queen Street, Rotherhithe, and found the prisoner lying on a bed on the floor—I had previously spoken to Russell, the man who opened the door, and asked who he had got in the house, and the prisoner could hear what was said—Russell said "I have only my wife and a lodger"—I said "What is the lodger's name?"—he said "Phillips"—I told him to open the shutters, and let me have a light, and I then saw the prisoner—I said to him "This man (Russell) says your name is Phillips, is that so?"—he made no answer—I told him he was charged with killing and slaying his brother-in-law, and that his name was Henry Parker—he said "All right, I know all about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate being read, stated that on being struck by the deceased four times, he put his hand in his pocket, pulled out a knife, opened it, and struck him with it.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-399-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>GUILTY of Manslaughter.Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of the provocation he received—</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>—varying the mode of charge, </rs>and also
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700502-400-offence-2 t18700502-name-165"/>James Oram</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. S. GIFFARD</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</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">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi>, and I went to the bar and got it for him—he refused to pay me, paying that he would have it on trust—I told him that I could not give him trust—he said it was all right—he then said he would have a drink, and as he was going to take the pot of
<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi> for the purpose, I took it away, and was pro
<lb/>ceeding towards the bar, when he followed me, as I thought, with the inten
<lb/>tion of going out—when I had put the pot of
<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi> on the counter he struck me on the top of the head with some sharp instrument, and rushed into the private parlors—I followed him, and pulled off my watch and chain, with the intention of getting him out, when he struck me again on the forehead—blood flowed from the wounds, and I was taken to a chemist's, and then to the station-house, where I became insensible, and next I was taken to the hospital—I remember nothing more—I did not strike the pri
<lb/>soner at all—we had no ill-words, and there was no ill-feeling whatever between us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I not treat you to a glass of gin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never since you have known me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-169" type="given" value="BARTHOLOMEW"/>BARTHOLOMEW TENUCHI</persName> </hi>. I live at 33, Argyle Square—on the afternoon of 8th April, I was at the Crown Hotel, Cranbourne Passage, and saw the prisoner there—I heard him ask the potman for a pot of ale on trust—the potman said he could not trust him, as he had paid the landlord for it previously to bringing it in—the prisoner then said "It is all right, I have had it from the landlord"—the potman would not let him have it, and said he should take it back again—the prisoner then went to drink out of the pot, and the potman took it away—the prisoner followed him, and then they returned, and the potman took off his watch and chain with the intention of removing him—then the prisoner took out a knife from his coat-pocket—I saw it open—he made three or four digs at the prosecutor, and struck him on the head—he was smothered in blood when we were carrying him across the road to the doctor's—the landlord came to his assistance—we afterwards took the potman to the hospital, and the prisoner was given in custody—it was A brown-handled knife, as far as I could see, and it opened with a click—I did not see what became of the knife afterwards—the prisoner had two friends with him, and I did not tee the knife after they left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you ever see me in the parlour when I have asked for a quart of porter, on trust?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have never heard you—I never was in the house but twice in my life before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-170" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Hanover Street, Long Acre—I was in front of the bar at the Crown Hotel on the night in question, and saw the prisoner there—he asked for a pot of
<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi>—the potman gave the order, and paid for it, and when it was delivered the prisoner said "It is all right, the muster will trust me"—the potman said he must have the money, and not being satisfied he said he should go for a policeman—the prisoner then took the potman by the hair of the head and said "You—!" and gave</p>
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<p>him a dig with a spring knife, such as is used by foreigners, a brown-handled knife, with a long blade—I went to his assistance—one of the prisoner's friends, a foreigner, I think, took it away, and it has not been found since—I helped to take the potman, first to the chemist's and then to the hospital—he was covered with blood and delirious.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-171" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ELDRED</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the Crown Hotel, Cranbourne Passage—the prosecutor, Joy, is my potman—the prisoner came to my house on 8th April—I saw the potman bring the beer back, and the prisoner follow, and strike him with something on the head—he was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I not ask to be trusted with a pot of
<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi>?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 48). After 5.30, on 8th April, I was called to the Crown Hotel—I went into the back parlour and told the prisoner he was charged with stabbing the potman in two places on the head—he said "No, me not done that, me a gentleman"—I said "Have you got a knife about you?" and he said "No"—there was nothing but a razor in his pocket—there was blood on his right hand, which I asked him to account for—he said "I can't account for it, the best thing I can do is to give myself up, and go to the station; it is not so much as Trauprnan has done"—at the station he tried to lick off the blood from his hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-173" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT C. ATHILL</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the Charing Cross Hospital—the prosecutor was admitted in in an insensible state on 8th April—he had lost a great quantity of blood—there were two incised wounds on his head, one on his forehead and another on the top of his head—he remained in an insensible condition upwards of two hours—they were wounds such aa would be caused by some sharp instrument—I do not think he is in danger—if the wounds had been a little lower they might have divided an artery—he is out of danger now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had frequented the house for four weeks, and asked the potman to trust me; but he would not, but took off his watch and chain, and wanted to fight me. I am paralyzed, and cannot use my right hand. He has had a spite against me since he heard me speak to Mrs. Cook. His master had told him to trust me. He came to fight me; I had a closed razor in my hand, and gave him a bit of a scratch, with the little point sticking out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT C. ATHILL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you think that the wounds on the prosecutor's head were such us might have been caused by the edge of the razor without the razor being opened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is quite possible they might.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>Street, Bermondsey—about eight or nine weeks ago, I missed a pair of sculls from my boat at Irongate Stain—on Friday, 8th April, I saw the prisoner with those sculls—I went to the stairs and stood there, waited for a Thames Police Inspector, and he told me I had better summons the man—I was going up to take the summons out and I altered my mind, and on Tuesday I went and asked if he would give them to me up, and he said he would wring my nose—I gave him in charge—these are the sculls—I am certain they are mine—
<hi rend="italic">I</hi> had my name along here in full, about an inch and a quarter wide, and twelve inches in length—that has been planed off—I don't see any marks of the letters—there is also a piece out of the blade, which I broke out when I first had them, and also there was a dark green paint that had not been on another pair of sculls, and they were new when I took them out of my yard—I had them last November—they have been black varnished over the green paint—the maker of the sculls is here—the bolt which I brought from the boat would not go through this hole.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what way was the name put on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Cut in—this my bolt—it never would go through the holes in the sculls—I was going to make the holes bigger—when the sculls were made the holes were not made large enough.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you, previous to coming to me on Friday night, want to charge a man named Johnson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I took a Thames Police Inspector to see whether I was right or wrong, and I found I was wrong and made an apology—I did not come to you and say I would have the sculls, right or wrong—I told you they belonged to me and you said you had bought them—my boat if painted green—there are plenty of boats painted green, but not that colour—these sculls have been blackened over.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">I</hi> am a lighterman and waterman, and live at 12, Hickman's Folley—I know these sculls an belonging to the prosecutor—I had them for three weeks for the first part of the time when they came from the maker—I also identify them by this common green paint, it is a paint not like any other—it is what I would not put on a pair of sculls—when I saw the sculls the prosecutor's name was on them, cut in with a chisel about an eighth of an inch deep I should think—I used the skiff that the prosecutor had, and the bolt would not go through the sculls so as you could lock them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have not you seen sculls painted that sort of green before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—not such a common paltry green.</p>
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<lb/>mondsey—this pair of sculls was made in my shop for Mr. Thatcher—I identify them at first sight as my make—I make hundreds like them—I gave them a coat of paint which I don't do generally—it was a common green paint, and there was no lead colour under the green—it is covered with black now, but if you scrape the black you see the green under it—sculls and boats are generally painted with a nice green, worth 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a pound, and this is not worth 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the name of Thatcher was on the sculls, in full—that has been cut off—it is much thinner there than it was when it was new.
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When you make a pair of sculls don't you use the same tool to bore the holes with?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yea—I don't take a receipt from persons who buy sculls for ready money—we generally have ready money from watermen—I never painted any other sculls with that green—I have only got two men, and I know what they do—I could not say that they were Thatcher's sculls if I had not seen the green underneath—miny persons have my</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 8). I took the prisoner on 12th April—I told him he was charged with haying a pair of sculls in his possession, the property of Thatcher—he said he had had the sculls nine months, he bought them for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of a man at Greenwich or Qravesend.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I charged with unlawful possession?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is a very common thing for one waterman to buy a pair of sculls from another. I bought these of a man at the Tower Stairs, and have been using them ever since. The man come to me and said he had lost a pair of sculls, and he would have a pair, right or wrong, and he made a boast that he could get half a dozen people to say they were his. I told him they did not belong to him, and never did, and I told the policeman just the same. The maker only goes by the green paint, and nineteen boats out of twenty are painted green; it is a common colour. My boat is exactly the same colour as that green. There was no name on them when I had them. I painted these sculls with varnish to keep the water out, and they don't get so heavy. I did not conceal them at all, they were in my boat. I bad plenty of opportunity to make away with them, if they had been stolen—I worked with them all the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 708). About 4.30, on the afternoon of 12th April, I was on Tower Hill—there was a crowd round the entrance of the Tower Subway—I saw the prisoners pushing about, and saw Taylor try several gentlemen's coat pockets—Hall kept close to him all the time, and there was a third one with them—I watched them for about three quarters of an hour—at last I saw Taylor take this book and the contents out of the prosecutor's pocket—Hall and the other man were close behind—I put my hands on Taylor and Hall, and asked Taylor what he had taken, and he dropped the book at my feet—I saw it in his hand—Westwood picked it up, and they were taken to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 707). I was with Mountjoy—I saw the prisoners together some considerable time before they were taken—they were walking about together—I picked the pocket-book up after Taylor dropped it—Hall was close to him at that time—I gave it to the last witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You saw them conversing together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not state that before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Taylor.</hi> He was not with me, I was by myself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I was able to mind myself—it was a friendly meeting, for a person named Eliza Sweet; she had been ill a long time, and it was for her benefit.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose there was plenty of drinking at the place?
<hi rend="italic">A. I</hi> saw none—each member paid sixpence for the benefit of this person—I never saw Sweet in my life—there was singing and dancing, and cards—I stood up to dance when the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> commenced—I was perfectly sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-194" type="given" value="COURT TO JAMES"/>COURT TO JAMES NEWBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 160)
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was this a friendly
<hi rend="italic">lead</hi>?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A friendly meeting—I don't know who Eliza Sweet is—I know that friendly
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<interp inst="t18700502-407-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing three cloaks and one jacket, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-197" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS IRON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Walker, pawnbroker, Hackney Road—I produce a cape, pawned on the 6th September last, for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; by a woman—this duplicate corresponds with mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700502-name-198" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Carpenter and Son, pawnbrokers, Hackney Road, I produce a cloak, pawned on 1st September, for 7
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say—we have a great many customers during the day, but I could swear to this woman out of a thousand.</p>
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