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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hands Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.</persName>,</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, June 6th, 1870, and following days,</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-6" type="given" value="HENRY SINGER"/>HENRY SINGER KEATING</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<lb/>LOW</persName> </hi>, Knt., and
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS SCAMBLER"/>THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-15" 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="t18700606-name-16" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-17" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CAUSTON</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-18" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PATERSON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-20" type="given" value="ALEXANDER JOHN"/>ALEXANDER JOHN BAYLIS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BESLEY, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED WHITE</hi> (27)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-447-offence-1 t18700606-name-22"/>Charles Buxton</persName>, with a loaded pistol, with intent to murder.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Upon the evidence of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JOHN ROWLAND GIBSON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">surgeon of Newgate, the Jury found the prisoner insane, and unable to plead.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH PAGE</hi> (34)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> F. H.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-24" type="given" value="BERTRAND ROBERT"/>BERTRAND ROBERT JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Court of Bankruptcy—I produce the proceedings in the prisoner's bankruptcy—he is described as Joseph Page, of 23, Westbourne Place, Paddington, grocer and wine merchant—the petition is of Samuel Roger Thorns and Arthur Willis Thorns, dated 26th August, 1868; the adjudication bears the same date—I produce the accounts which were filed—the ten days' statement was filed on 27th November; it shows the amount of liabilities to be 4118
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the assets 889
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; deficiency, 3228
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I also produce a deficiency account filed on 5th February, 1869, showing a deficiency on 13th February, 1868—it is signed by the defendant—I do not know his handwriting.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-25" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ARNOLD</persName> </hi>. I know the bankrupt, and know his handwriting—I am one of his creditors—to the best of my belief this is his writing (
<hi rend="italic">This account being read, stated the deficiency at</hi> 2576
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">B. R. JOHNSON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). I produce an account filed on 25th March, 1869; it is an account with a person named Burton; it is among the bankruptcy proceedings—I also produce the proceedings in the prisoner's</p>
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<p>bankruptcy, in April, 1866; he is described as of the same place; he got his discharge on 14th June, 1866.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you all the proceedings of the former bank-ruptcy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it appears from those that he was, immediately before that, in partnership with a person named Ward, and that Ward became bankrupt—I don't see the date of Ward's bankruptcy, but I see the defend
<lb/>ant is described as lately in co-partnership with Joseph Ward—I have not been asked to bring the proceedings in Ward's bankruptcy—the two bank-ruptcies were not amalgamated—at the same time this deficiency account was filed there was a goods and cash account also filed; it gives an account of all the goods he bought and sold from 1st February, 1868, and the cash received and expended; it includes the goods sent to Burton's and the cash received from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-26" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH GROSVENOR</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Kent, accountant, of 55, Basing-hall Street—I have been acting as accountant for the bankrupt—I prepared various accounts for him at the request of the Court of Bankruptcy—I made out an account of his dealings with Mr. Burton; I have the original draft of it; it shows from whom he bought the goods, when, at what price, when they were sent to Mr. Burton for sale, and what the goods realized—that account was made out in pursuance of an order of the Court of 16th February, 1869—I saw the bankrupt about it two or three times, while I was preparing it—I made it out from invoices, generally—I got from the invoices the particulars of the goods supplied, and I got from the books the dates, and the amount of money received from Burton, and in that way I made up the account—I did not see the bankrupt after the account was complete; the last time I saw him about it, I had about a couple of hours more work to do to it—he dictated this memorandum to me to write upon it—(
<hi rend="italic">Reads:</hi> "Memorandum. I kept no account of the goods which I sent to the said William Burton for sale; I have applied to him for the particulars thereof, and he informs me that he has no account of the same; I have therefore made out this account to the best of my knowledge")—A copy of that account and memorandum was filed by me in the Court of Bankruptcy—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the account extended from February,</hi> 1868,
<hi rend="italic">to August the time of the bankruptcy, and showed a loss, during that period, of</hi> 316
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.)—The goods sold to Mr. Burton were bought of the Chinese Tea Company, Thorns, Williams & Co., Roper Brothers, Nash, and Arnold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> In making up that account, did the bankrupt give you every information as far as he could?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Very little information indeed, he was unable; he gave it as far as he could—he went to Mr. Burton's for the express purpose of ascertaining—he said that he was unable, even with Mr. Burton's assistance, to do what was wanted—that account was made out from what information he could give me after seeing Mr. Burton, and also from consulting the invoices—the bankrupt gave up twenty or thirty books to the assignees—I have had an opportunity of seeing those books; they were very well kept—in the ten days statement the stock in trade is stated as sold for 269
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by Messrs. Broad & Pritchard, the auctioneers to the assignees—I believe Messrs. Honey & Humphreys were first instructed; I saw Mr. Baggs, their managing clerk, at the Police Court, and heard him examined as witness for the prosecution—I was first consulted in 1868—I did not go on the premises in August, 1868—I am not aware whether Mr. Baggs did—the prisoner told me that Honey & Humphreys' people had gone over his property and made an inventory of it;</p>
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<p>I did not see it—the prisoner told me they had estimated his stock at the time of the bankruptcy at 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at cost, and that Mr. Baggs afterwards estimated it at 270
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; he said he had given up possession in August, and they had carried on the business, and that there were no returns of the takings during that time—he said he thought the stock was worth more than they had put it down at—I can't remember whether he said it was worth 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I found no return of the takings during the six weeks they carried on the business—the amount of ready money sales was about 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month—the amount of sales from 1st February, 1868, to August, was 6916
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in
<lb/>cluding ready money sales—all that money was brought into the concern and paid away to creditors or expended in the business—the ready money sales in that period only amounted to 2100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the rest was book custom—about 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid by the prisoner to
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi> trade creditors in the course of the last month, August—during the last three months he paid to Williams & Co. 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., to Nash 116
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the Chinese Tea Company 292
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., Thomas & Co., the petitioning creditor, 229
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and Arnold 119
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; that makes somewhere about 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I find upon investigation that the money which came from the sales to Burton went also into the business; it is in
<lb/>cluded in the 6916
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there is no examination of the bankrupt on the proceedings—the last examination, 21st January, 1870, was a formal meeting without any examination—the order for this prosecution was ob
<lb/>tained on 11th March without his being heard—in making up Burton's account I have entered some of the goods as mixed; that means mixed in stock after they came from the vendor—the prices were given me by the bankrupt at the time as nearly as he could estimate them—I have no means of saying what the mixture consisted of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You obtained from the bankrupt, I presume, his own account of all the transactions he was engaged in, as far as he was enabled to give it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and those accounts formed the staple upon which the proceedings were founded—I supplied the Court with all the information I obtained from him—Williams & Co. are creditors to the amount of 66
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; that is after the payment of the 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—goods were afterwards supplied by them on 4th August to the amount of 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Nash's debt is 203
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the last goods supplied by him were on the 13th, to the amount of 72
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the 115
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was received on the 15th—the Chinese Tea Company were creditors for 648
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid to them on 27th July—the last goods supplied was on 20th July, 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. If.—Thomas is a creditor for 247
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the last payment to him was on 31st July, 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the last goods supplied was on 13th August, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—99
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was paid to Thomas on 25th July, and 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 31st—the last payment to Arnold was on 25th July, 44
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the last goods supplied were on 5th August, 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the deficiency on the last six months' trading was 652
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFB</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In that deficiency is there entered 1050
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as a possible claim from Walter Page?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 943
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., so as to provide against a contingency, in case that claim was made it would amount to so much—that swells the deficiency—Walter Page appears in the list of creditors for 107
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-27" type="given" value="EDMUND WILLIAM"/>EDMUND WILLIAM HOARE</persName> </hi>. I am traveller to Mr. Nash, tea dealer, of Eastcheap—he is a creditor for 203
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that debt was contracted between 7th May and 20th July, 1868—I sold all the goods to the prisoner—he stated that he was doing a large ready money trade, by doing it after the co-operative system—I had no idea he was selling by auction the goods I sold him, or any of his goods—I should not have trusted him if I had</p>
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<p>known it—the co-operative system is one of ready money—I imagined he was taking a lot of ready money over his counter—he had the trade credit, three months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You appear to have received from him 372
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. between January 7th and his bankruptcy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, about that amount, and about 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of it during the last three months—there was nearly 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. due for duty that we had paid for him on 20th February—we did not take bills, we expected the cash for the duty on the Saturday after we paid it—it ought to have been paid at once—there was nothing actually payable to us for goods at the time of the bankruptcy, except a small amount of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we had been dealing with him from December, 1867, and receiving money from him—a pretty good account—I was not present at the meeting of creditors.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-28" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am a wine merchant, of 3, Lime Street—I am now a creditor of the bankrupt's for 66
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., for wine and spirits—this order of 3rd August I think I received from the bankrupt early on the 4th—(
<hi rend="italic">This was an order or a quantity of wine and spirit*, which was to be paid for on delivery, and a cheque on account of the back account would be tent at the end of the week</hi>)—the goods mentioned in the order were de-livered, and I received this cheque for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. back by the carman—it was paid in to my bankers, and returned next day, marked "N S"—that 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is included in my debt of 66
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I had no idea the bankrupt was selling goods through Mr. Burton, the auctioneer—the other goods making up the 66
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. were supplied in November, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> These articles you supplied would be about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a dozen, all the way round, gin, claret, sherry, and Marsala?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About that—it was good trading stock—whether it was good drinking stock would be a matter of opinion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you send what he ordered?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and I expected to be paid for it, or I should not have sent it—I am co-partner with Mr. Williams—the last sum we received was 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; previous to that we received 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 28th July, on account of the old debt, for goods supplied in the previous November—I hope it is not the practice among wine houses to send wines to auction rooms—I don't know it; it is not in my experience, certainly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-29" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-29" type="surname" value="SMART"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-29" type="given" value="THOMAH GEORGE"/>THOMAH GEORGE SMART</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Thorns & Co., of Mark Lane, importers of wines and spirits—they are creditors of the defendants for 224
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that debt was contracted between 15th May and 26th August, 1868—the last sale was on 14th August, amounting to 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I had not the slightest idea that the bankrupt was selling goods by auction—bills were given in the ordinary course—I hold two dishonoured bills.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> They were not due at the time of the bankruptcy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, they were dishonoured in the September and October following—up to the time of the bankruptcy we had been paid about all that was then actually due—the wine we supplied varied in price, it averaged about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a dozen—I don't know that it is a common practice in the trade to sell cheap wines to be sold by auction—my employer is not here, he is indisposed and in the country, unable to attend to business—we dealt with Page and Ward in 1865—we were creditors of theirs in January, 1865—I believe they dissolved partnership—Ward then became bankrupt, and Page shortly afterwards—I believe we proved under Ward's bankruptcy, and under Page's—I don't</p>
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<p>know that Ward took all the stock under the dissolution, and than went through the Court, leaving Page to pay all the debts—we have not sent goods to a Mr. Shackell, an auctioneer, in Camden Town, for the purpose of being sold—I don't know the name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-30" type="surname" value="SYMONS"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-30" type="given" value="GEORGE SOLOMON"/>GEORGE SOLOMON SYMONS</persName> </hi>. I was a wine and spirit merchant, in 1868, carrying on business at St. Dunston's Hill—on 18th June, 1868, I supplied the defendant with wine amounting to 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I am a creditor for that amount—the defendant gave me two acceptances, one for three months and one for four months, dated 1st July—they have not been paid—I had no idea when supplying these goods that the prisoner was selling through Mr. Burton, by auction—I had no other transaction with the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you your invoices?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I left them at home—this was not very cheap wine—it was about 32
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 42
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen—I think the lowest was 32
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner complained of it—I have no recollection of his offering me 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to take it back—I can't say he did not—Mr. Arnold came in in a friendly manner, to arrange between us—I proposed to take off 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I don't remember the prisoner threatening to sell it by auction—there are plenty of wine sales in the market—I am not aware that it is the custom to send them to auction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SBRJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the bills given for the reduced amount, after the arrangement?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-31" type="surname" value="ARNOLD"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-31" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ARNOLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I am a wine and spirit broker, of 23, Great Tower Street—I am a creditor of the prisoner for 47
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on 13th June, 1868, goods were supplied to the amount of 98
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; on 11th July, 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for duty—we received cash on account 25th July, 44
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; on 18th July 52
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., leaving 47
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for a little matter of champagne—I was not at all aware that the prisoner was selling goods through Mr. Burton—after the bankruptcy I met the defend-ant in the street, and expressed my indignation at his second failure—he said he was forced to do it, as his creditors pressed him, so much.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he tell you he had a creditor from whom he had borrowed money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't think so—I don't remember it—I had done business with him for some years—I was a creditor under the first bankruptcy—I dare say I commenced doing business, with him in 1858 or 1859—I remember Ward becoming his partner—he was only a partner a short time, and then they dissolved—I heard that Ward took the stock, agreeing to pay the debts, and pay Page his share; but I have no knowledge of it—I valued the stock when they first went into partnership—I was employed to do so by Ward, if I recollect right—I did not value at the dis
<lb/>solution—Page became bankrupt shortly after, and Ward before him, so I heard; but I have no knowledge of the fact—I was a creditor under Page's bankruptcy—that was not for goods supplied to Page and Ward, but supplied to Page only—I think before the partnership; but I am not sure—after I received the dividend under the prisoner's first bankruptcy I con
<lb/>tinued to do some business with him, on an express understanding that the cash should be paid every Saturday—it was a cash transaction merely, from the day upon which the goods were supplied until the Saturday—that went on for some time—I never took bills from him—I never had any but cash transactions with him after the first bankruptcy—I heard there was a dis
<lb/>pute between him and Symons, and I was asked to say what should be done—I suggested that the wine should be returned, and the whole thing concluded.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know Page's handwriting?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, this is his—(
<hi rend="italic">This was an account relating to the former bankruptcy, by which the deficiency appeared to be</hi> 3092
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">the dividend paid being</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in the pound</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-32" type="surname" value="THORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-32" type="given" value="EDWARD ROBERT"/>EDWARD ROBERT THORNE</persName> </hi>. I carry on business in co-partnership with two others, in Mark Lane—we are creditors of the defendants for 79
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., for goods sold on 10th and 21st July—I had no idea that he was selling goods by auction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You dealt with the bankrupt when he was in partnership with Mr. Ward, did not you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and we continued to live with him afterwards—we took bills for our goods at the time of the bankruptcy—we had been paid what was actually owing, excluding the current bills—I attended the meeting of creditors for a short time—Honey and Humphreys were employed as the accountants at that time—I don't know who called the meeting—some accountant was there, who made a statement; but I forget who it was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-33" type="surname" value="STRACHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIAM ARTHUR"/>WILLIAM ARTHUR STRACHAN</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to the Chinese and East Indian Tea Company, Limited, in Upper Thames Street—the defendant is indebted to our Company 648
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that debt was contracted be
<lb/>tween 1st May and 1st August, 1868—on 11th July the transaction was 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; on 20th July 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on 31st July 238
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I produce a cheque of the defendants for 153
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., dated August 4th, 1868—that was given either for teas or duties—it was not paid—it was returned marked "Not sufficient"—I did not know that he was selling goods at Burton's—we thought he was doing a first-class family trade, that was what he gave us to understand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Up to 27th July he had not only paid you every
<lb/>thing that was due, but actually overpaid you, I believe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think up to that date he had overpaid us, by an error, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—of course other goods were still running on to a large amount—the 153
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque was given for tea—we had the duty paid in separate items—we did not take bills—the cheque was in part payment of goods running on—three months was the usual trade terms, without any acceptance—I believe the cheque was sent by post; but I forget—I was not at the meeting of creditors.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-34" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-34" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BURTON</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as an auctioneer, at Broadway, Ludgate Hill—I know the defendant—he first came to us about the latter end of 1866—our first sale for him was on 3rd January, 1867—the first sale in 1868 was on 25th February—we advanced him 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on some wines or teas which he deposited with us, and which were ultimately sold for 156
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—my commission upon that was 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—63
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid over to him with the 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., we had advanced—the next transaction was on March 12th; the sale was 63
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—we had advanced him 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 10th March—my commission was 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the balance, 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., was paid on 14th March—he did not desire that there should be any reserve at these sales—he attended some of them himself—I knew where he was carrying on business—I had not seen the shop—we generally sell linen drapery at our auction rooms—we do not sell one tithe of wine or spirits, we sold some last week—the next transaction was on 31st March, an advance of 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and goods sold for 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—my commission was 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he got the rest, not all at once; on 31st March we advanced him 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 8th April 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on the 14th the balance, 68
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he bought goods amount
<lb/>ing to 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the next transaction was on 20th April, an advance of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,</p>
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<p>on the 29th 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on the 30th 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., May 2nd 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—our commission was 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and there were goods bought, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on May 13th he had the balance, 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the amount of the sale on 7th May was 288
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the next was May 21st, goods sold 104
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—there were two sales running into each other—there was also 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the same day, I imagine that was for something omitted—on June 18th 487
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; there we gave him credit for hampers and straw envelopes, 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the next transaction was on May 16th, cash 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., May 19th 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., June 6th 58
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 13th 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 15th 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 17th 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 18th commission 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 20th cash 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., tea short 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 26th cash 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I paid over the whole, minus the commission, July 9th 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 14th balance 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the gross sale on 13th August was 608
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I had advanced various sums previously on goods deposited, and on the 15th paid the balance, 63
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., my commission being 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—I have the catalogue of that sale—I don't think the prisoner was present at it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is it a common thing to sell linen drapery for tradesmen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, we sell plenty of it—I have been where I am twenty-five years, conducting the same business—it is common all over the City for tradesmen to send things to be sold at my place—there are a great many other auctioneers who sell—I don't know whether any of the wine I sold realized more than the prisoner gave for it—I have no means of knowing—I have known wines sold at my place for more than was given for it—I have realized as much as 6000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at one sale at my place—the prisoner attended two or three sales and bid, and I believe when he was not there he had a man to bid for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A copy of the</hi> "London Gazette"
<hi rend="italic">was put in.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-448-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-448-18700606 t18700606-448-punishment-2"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM THOMPSON</hi> (32)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WRIGHT</hi> (27)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18700606-449-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>a burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-449-offence-1 t18700606-name-37"/>James Hollick Davis</persName>, and stealing a silver snuff-box and other goods, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-38" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COX</persName> </hi>. I am a warder of the County Gaol of Gloucester—I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">This certified the conviction of James Townsend at Gloucester, on 20th October,</hi> 1863,
<hi rend="italic">after a previous conviction. Sentence six years' penal servitude</hi>)—I was present at the trial—the prisoner is the person who was then convicted in the name of Townsend—he was in my custody for a month after his trial—I knew him before his trial, and am certain he is the person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What do you know me by?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By your general ap-pearance—I pointed you out among a number of others yesterday in Newgate.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMPSON</hi>**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WRIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-451-offence-1 t18700606-name-43"/>John Kelp</persName> and others, his masters—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-451-18700606 t18700606-451-punishment-6"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-456-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to feloniously making copper coins—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-456-18700606 t18700606-456-punishment-11"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18700606-457-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>; she was further charged with a previous conviction of a like offence, to which she</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-50" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DANKIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D R</hi> 36). I produce a certificate of the conviction of Ann Ward (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Ann Ward, convicted May,</hi> 1867,
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin twice within ten days—Two Years Imprisonment.</hi>")—I was present at the trial, and had her in custody—the prisoner is the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-51" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY R. SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am clerk of this gaol—I know the prisoner—she is the person who was convicted in the name of Mary Ann Ward, in 1867.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>**—
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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>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-53" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. On 29th April I went with Inspector Brannan, Fife, and other officers, to King Street, Long Acre—I posted the officers at different parts—I was at the corner of King Street when the prisoner was brought to me in custody of Hines, Miller, and Windsor—he called across the road and said "God strike me dead, Mr. Brannan, I have not had that bad money"—I said "What bad money? we do not know that it is bad yet, stay till we get to the station"—he said "That b—y Hines put it into my pocket"—I said "What, persecuted again, Bob?"—he said "No, when you had me before it was all right then, though I said it was not, but so help me God, that b—y Hines put it into my pocket"—he was taken to the station, and I received from Hines this paper packet, containing two packets, one of which contains six bad half-crowns, and the other five bad florins, separately wrapped with paper between each coin—they had under-gone the process of
<hi rend="italic">slumming</hi> with lamp black and grease, to give them the appearance of having been in circulation—I said "You will have to account for the possession of these, they are bad"—he repeated the same words, and made use of most horrible expressions, saying that he would kill b—y Hines when he got out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> If the smallest part of this man's heart was seen, he would not be allowed in a court of justice.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in good money, from his waistcoat pocket—he was violent; it was as much as we could do to hold him—when at the top of King Street, he told Mr. Brannan that he was
<hi rend="italic">planted</hi> again—Brannan asked what he meant, and he said that I had put the money into his pocket—he said to Brannan "When you had me before, you had me right, though I said it was wrong; when I get out I will settle that b—Hines," meaning me—in a purse found on him I found a piece of paper which had the mark of coin upon it; it was newspaper, and corresponded with that in which the florins and half-crowns were wrapped.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Had I not plenty of time to do away with the coins?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have good reason to believe that you threw away something which was found under the settle, but I did not find it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E</hi>). I have heard Hines' evidence; it is correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where was the good money found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In your left-hand waistcoat pocket—that if the same pocket in which Miller found the bad money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I searched the prisoner, and took from his waistcoat pocket a purse containing 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these six half-crowns and five florins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that Hines brought the bad coins with him, and put them into the very pocket where the good money was found.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been convicted of a like offence, in October</hi>, 1864.—
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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; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOKTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-59" type="given" value="RICHARD ELIJAH"/>RICHARD ELIJAH TARRANT</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Buckingham Palace Road—on 18th or 19th May, I sold the prisoner a tooth-brush for 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad half-crown—I told her it was bad; she looked surprised, and gave me a good one—I asked her if she had any more money like the bad one—she said "No," and said that she walked about that neighbourhood, and a gentleman gave her three half-crowns the night previous, and she did not know that any of them were bad—I cut the half-crown in two, and sent for a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-60" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MASON</persName> </hi>. I assist my brother's widow in conducting her business of a baker, and the shop is also a post-office—on 24th May I served the prisoner with 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of postage-stamps—she put down a bad half-crown and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of coppers—I told her the half-crown was bad, and asked where she got it—she immediately tendered me a good one for it—I nipped it with a pair of scissors, and detained it—she left with the stamps, and I went to the door and saw a suspicious looking man loitering there—they walked different ways, and I followed the prisoner to Eccleston Street East, where I saw the man again—the prisoner crossed the road to him, and I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever seen her before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jury. Q.</hi> Could she have got out of sight without going into the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not think she could, unless she had
<hi rend="italic">harboured</hi> up somewhere.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-61" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LINGWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 344). I took the prisoner at the Gros
<lb/>venor Arms, and told her she was charged with passing a bad half-crown at Mr. Mason's shop—she said that Mr. Mason was mistaken, she did not, and that she came from Victoria Station—I received these two pieces (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) of a bad half-crown from Tarrant, and this half-crown from Mason.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did she tell you she had gone into the public-house for a pint of beer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi> This half-crown and these pieces are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> I never
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it since I came out, till I went into Mr. Tarrant's shop, and I did not know it was bad; this gentleman at the post-office is mistaken altogether, as I told the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">She further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MILLS</hi> (22)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of note paper and envelopes—he gave me a half-crown; I gave him the change, and he left—I did not find that it was bad—I gave it to Mr. Willis, junior—on 25th April the prisoner came again, and I made a communica
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How do you know me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By your appearance—you had a flower in your button-hole on each occasion, and the same scarf.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILLIS</persName> </hi>. On 21st April, I saw the prisoner in my shop—I am certain of him—Seagrove handed me a half-crown for change—I put it in my pocket—there may have been another there—I cannot say, as I found another in my pocket when I got into the City—I paid a half-crown to Emily Houseboy, which turned out to be bad, and was broken—I cannot swear that it was the one I had from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-66" type="given" value="HENRY POYNTZ"/>HENRY POYNTZ BYNES</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mr. Willis—on 25th April, about 3 o'clock, the prisoner came in—I recognized him as I saw him on the previous occasion, and Snelgrove made a communication to me—he asked for two sheets of paper and an envelope, and put down a florin, which I saw was bad, and took it to Mr. Willis, who marked it—the prisoner said he was not aware of it—we sent for a policeman and gave him in charge—I gave the florin to Mr. George Willis, jun.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-67" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILLIS, JUN</persName> </hi>. On 25th April, I saw the prisoner in my shop—I received a florin, marked it, and gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TYLER</persName> </hi> (
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<p>the charge—he said he did not know the money was bad—he refused his address—I searched him in the shop and found two half-sovereigns, two half-crowns, and a halfpenny, all good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-69" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin and half-crown are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "On Monday, when I went into the shop, I asked for two sheets of writing paper and envelopes. I gave him a florin, the smallest change I had in silver; he took it to the counting-house, brought it back, and said "It is a bad one, young man." I said "Is it? I did not know it, or I should not have given it to you. "He said "Are you the young man who was in here last Friday?"I said "I was not, sir, I have never been in the shop before. "He told the policeman I had been there on Friday, and he found the half-crown was bad two hours after I had left. On Tuesday morning, he said it was on Thursday I was there. He said he gave it to the barmaid, who broke it and said it was bad."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had two half-crowns and received those in change. I was never in the shop but once, and that was on Monday. I did not know it was bad, or I would not have given it to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-71" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH COMPTON</persName> </hi>. My master keeps the George and Dragon, Long Acre—on 16th May, I served the prisoner with 1 1/2
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-72" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY FOREST</persName> </hi>. I am a servant at the same house—on 16th May, I saw Compton serve the prisoner—he gave her a florin, she bit it, broke it, threw it back, and the prisoner paid with a good one and went away with the pieces—he had a moustache—on the 17th he came again—I recognized him directly, but he had no moustache—I did not see him tender any money that day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JEFFERYS</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Reeves' barman—on 17th May, I served the prisoner with a glass of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-75" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 44). I took the prisoner, and told him the charge was uttering a counterfeit shilling and passing a 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 14 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defense.</hi> I was not there on Monday. I never was in the house before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-78" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-78" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE CLINCH</persName> </hi>. My husband is agent for the Soda Water Company, Regent Street—on 7th May, between 8 and 9 o'clock, I served the prisoner with a glass of ice cream soda, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad florin—I told her it was bad—she gave me a good half-crown and I gave her the change, marked the florin and kept it—I told her that unless she gave me her name and address I must give her in charge, as she had been there the previous Saturday, and gave me a bad florin in the same way—she gave her name, Elizabeth Harris, the Crown coffee-house, Oxford Street—a servant fetched a policeman, and I handed him the bad florin—I put the first florin into the till on Saturday, with only two or three sixpences—I gave it to a servant on Monday morning, to buy some flannel—she brought it back—I tried it and found it was bad—I put it on one side of the till, and in the evening it was not there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you in a pretty large way of business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I can always remember faces—the shop is not open on Sundays—I told the Magistrate I might have given the first florin to a Scotchman in change for a sovereign—that was the same night that I missed it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-79" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PIKE</persName> </hi>. I am servant to the last witness—I saw her serve the prisoner on Saturday, 30th April, and receive a florin in payment—on Mon
<lb/>day morning, 2nd May, my mistress gave me a florin to buy some flannel—I bought it, and they said that the florin was bad, and I brought it back—it was the only money I had—my master tried it and found it bad—on the following Saturday the prisoner came again—I recognized her, and heard her give her address at the Crown coffee-house—I was sent there and brought a constable back with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you serve in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I wash up the glasses—when I went to Mr. Rayner's I put the florin on the counter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RAYNER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Gilbert, oilman, of King Street—on Monday morning, 2nd May, the last witness came to buy some flannel, and laid a florin on the counter—I took it up and found it was bad—I gave it back to her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-81" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WAIGHT</persName> </hi>. On 7th May, Pike fetched me, and the prisoner was given into my charge—she admitted being there on the Saturday, but said she did not remember passing a bad florin—she was searched at the station and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. found on her in gold, silver, and copper—she said that 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of it belonged to her sister and the rest to her, and that she was an un-fortunate woman—I received this coin from Clinch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-462-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-462-18700606 t18700606-462-punishment-16"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<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">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>ings—there was no way out at the back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You would have to come out through the front again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not know the prisoner before—I heard at the station that Block was a foreman—I don't know it—I heard him say, "I am his foreman"—I did not see the men on the roof, but I heard them there talking, and heard the lead fall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HONEYBALL</persName> </hi>. I am a box maker, of 6, Camomile Street—Mr. Rogers called my attention to some parties on the roof of the chapel—I got up on the parapet and got on to the roof of Temperance Hall—I looked over the parapet and saw the prisoners and two others down in the yard, and there was a lot of lead—one of them, I think it was Barrett, called out "Is there any more?"—I said "Halloa! what are you doing there?"—but being high up, and behind the parapet, they could not see me, but I saw everything that was going on—one of them was carrying the lead and throwing it down into the cellar of an empty house—they must have had a ladder to get from the yard to the roof—there was no ladder but there were two pieces of wood which would answer the same purpose, and there were marks where the lead would slide down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not see anybody on the roof?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not know who these men were, no more than the pullers down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-88" type="surname" value="FEWSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FEWSTER</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer—on 10th May, in con
<lb/>sequence of what I heard, I went on to the roof of the Temperance Hall—there was some lead still on the roof—I took with me some of the lead that was found in the cellar, I compared it with what was taken from the ridge of the roof of Temperance Hall, and found that it exactly corresponded—there was a little over 3 cwt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know who, or what Block is?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not, I heard afterwards that they were working for Mr. Goodman, a con-tractor—I don't know who was employed on these buildings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-89" type="surname" value="MONGER"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-89" type="given" value="ANTHONY WILSON"/>ANTHONY WILSON MONGER</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer, of the City—I went to Baker's Buildings in company with Rogers and saw Barrett there—I asked him if he had seen any lead that came from the roof of the Temperance Hall—he said "No"—Rogers then said "I will show you where it is," and he showed me the cellar—Barrett then said "Oh, I was directed to put it there by my foreman, for safety"—he did not say who his foreman was—I afterwards saw Block, and I put the same question to him; he said he had not seen any—Barrett tried to run into the passage of the house—Block said "Oh, that is the lead I found out in the yard, and I directed Barrett to put it in the cellar for safety."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Block was the foreman, was he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't</p>
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<p>know, I have been told so since—there was a place where they might have locked the lead up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-90" type="surname" value="JEFFREYS"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-90" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD JEFFREYS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Shaw, attorney for the Great Eastern Railway Company—I know the Temperance Hall, it belongs to the company; they purchased it and all the property there, and are now pulling it down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-91" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL ROGERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I occupied the house next to the Tem
<lb/>perance Hall, and a passage under it, and had done so for nine months before this, of the Great Eastern Railway Company, I paid them rent for it—I have seen the men at work there, under the contractors; I never saw the prisoners employed there—the company had not commenced pulling down the Temperance Hall at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received excellent characters.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of the
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-94" type="given" value="COSMO REED"/>REV. COSMO REED GORDON</persName> </hi>. I live at Norland Place, Notting Hill—in April last, the prisoner came to me and represented himself as coming from a friend of mine at St. Leonard's, Dr. Blundell—he produced several articles from newspapers, on scientific subjects, and asked if I would revise them for him, as he was a foreigner—he entered very largely into various points connected with science and medicine—as I was pressed for time, I asked him to let me know precisely what he wanted—he then produced a telegram purporting to come from the Marquis de Beaufort, of France, and said he had no money, and requested me to give him some; he also represented that he was a connexion of Sir Robert Anstruther, who I knew personally, and the Rev. Canon Melville, who I knew by reputation, and on the strength of that I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which he promised to return on the Monday—I did not see him again until he was in custody—he also represented that he was a freemason, and from that I should probably have been induced to give him some portion of the money, though not the whole amount—I should not have given him the whole of the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. but for the statement that he was a connexion of Sir Robert Anstruther and Canon Melville.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How long did our conversation last?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About an hour—it was at the latter part of it that I gave you the money—I don't recollect asking whether you had any relatives in England—I said it was a singular thing that you should come to a stranger for money, if you had any acquaintances in London, and you said you had none—you said you wanted it to pay your lodging at Hampton Court—I should probably not have given you more than a shilling, from your being a mason—you said you were a medical student, who was desirous of qualifying for a member
<lb/>ship of the College of Surgeons, in London—you asked me to advance you a little money until you received the money which the telegram represented would be given to you on the Monday—I lent you the money, not because of the telegram, but because I thought you were a literary man in distress, and because you represented yourself to be a relative of Sir Robert Anstruther and Canon Melville—I had no other reason—I had never seen you before—you said you were connected with Sir Robert Anstruther, and you stated something about a Baron Anstrude, in the North of France, who was a connexion of his—you made no statement as to what was your con
<lb/>nexion with Canon Melville—I gave you the money on the strength of your being a personal friend and connexion of a friend of mine, Sir Robert Anstruther.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-95" type="given" value="CANON"/>REV. CANON MELVILLE</persName> </hi>. I do not know the prisoner—I am not con
<lb/>nected with him in the remotest degree, to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MULVANBY</persName> </hi>. I took the prisoner into custody on 13th May, in New Street, New Cut—I told him I held a warrant for his wrest for obtaining 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by false pretences, from the Rev. Cosmo Reed Gordon—I searched his lodgings, and found a quantity of papers, among others a pedigree of Sir Wyndham C. Anstruther, in which was mentioned the connexion of the Baron de Anstrute, of France, with Sir Robert Anstruther—I also found some cards engraved, "Le Conte de Beaufort," and others—on the way to the station he wanted to know how I had obtained his address—I said I should not tell him—he said "Well, I had a warning letter, I was a great fool; however, you came a little too late for a good many things"—Sir Robert Anstruther is not here, he is in Scotland.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that in the absence of Sir Robert Anstruther there was not a sufficient case to go to the Jury</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Thomas and Robert Lodge, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Muggeridge.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman P</hi>). About 9 o'clock on the night of 17th May I was on duty at Lewisham, and saw the three prisoners and another man, in a cart, come over Lewisham Bridge and pull up at the Roebuck public-house—they all got out of the cart and went into the public-house—while they were in there., I went and looked in the cart, and then crossed the road and spoke to another officer—after a little time one of the prisoners, I think Muggeridge, came out, and led the horse round to the wall; he then went into the public-house again—after a short time he came out, and stood by the side of the cart two or three minutes—I went up to him and said "Do you belong to this cart?"—he said "Yes"—I said "What have you got in the cart?"—he said "I don't know, you had better ask the carman"—I went to the public-house door and asked for the carman, when Robert Lodge came to the door, followed by Thomas Lodge and Coombes, who has been discharged—I asked Robert if he belonged to the cart—he said "Yes"—I said "What have you got in the cart?"—he said "Nothing"—I said "Yes you have, we will look"—I went and let down the tail-board, and there I saw four large rolls of something lying at the bottom of the cart, and five rolls of elastic in a sack—I asked where he got them from—he said that two men had engaged him in Shoreditch to bring them down to the Roebuck, and that they brought them out of a court; but he did not know the name of the men, nor yet the name of the court—I asked Thomas Lodge and Coombes if they knew anything about it—they said they had only come with the carman for a ride—I then took them all into custody—I produce a part of the goods I found in the cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe the two Lodges gave correct addresses?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the name of Hudson was on the cart—Robert Lodge was driving it when they came over the bridge—Coombes, Mug
<lb/>geridge, and Thomas Lodge all said they had only come for a ride.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-102" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BONIFACE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 52, Radnor Street, St. Luke's—I have known Robert Lodge for years—he came to me about a week before this, and asked if I could mind a few parcels for a night or two, that</p>
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<p>had been bought a job lot—I said I did not mind for a night or so, but I could not be answerable for them, because I never left any small package in my own stable—he brought about eight or nine parcels shortly after, and left them there for some days—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are some of them—Thomas Lodge and Muggeridge called for them on a Tuesday night; I think it was this day three weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did they call with a horse and cart?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not see any horse and cart; I saw them take them out—it was about 7 o'clock in the evening—the cart would remain in the street; you have to come down a court to my stable—Robert Lodge did not come to take them away.</p>
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<lb/>tain Road; I am barman there—on 17th May Robert Lodge asked me if I would go out for a ride with him; I knew him as a customer—he had a cart outside my mother's house—I got into the cart; we drove about half-a-dozen doors down—he stopped outside Crown Court, and waited there about twenty minutes; then Muggeridge and Thomas Lodge came out with the goods and put them into the cart, and we drove to the Roebuck, at Lewisham.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is Crown Court where Boniface's stable is?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it is at the bottom of the court—Robert Lodge drove the cart—I was taken into custody and discharged—I did not know there was anything wrong; I only went for a ride.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 30
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many porters have you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two, George Frost and William Hildebrand—Thomas Lodge only worked for me on that Saturday—I heard him state before the Magistrate that my porter stopped him and asked if he wanted a day's work, and asked him if he would get a place and mind some things for him—one of my porters is here, the other is not.</p>
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<lb/>wards—I did not give him any web to take care of, that I had brought as a job lot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where is the other porter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the warehouse—he has not been examined as a witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there property of this sort being moved while Thomas Lodge was engaged?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate being read, Thomas Lodge stated that the porter asked him to mind the things, and he got his brother to find a place to put them in, and two or three days afterwards the porter told him to take them to the Roebuck and meet him there. Robert Lodge stated that, at his brother's request, he asked Mr. Boniface to allow him to leave the parcels there, and about three days afterwards the porter came to see if the goods were safe. Muggeridge stated that he only went with the others for a ride, and helped to put the parcels into the cart.</hi> </p>
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<p>The prisoners received good characters.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-467-18700606 t18700606-467-punishment-20"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-468-18700606 t18700606-468-punishment-21"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-469-18700606 t18700606-469-punishment-22"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-473-18700606 t18700606-473-punishment-26"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18700606-473-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL HOLTON</hi>** (33)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-474-offence-1 t18700606-name-121"/>William Thomas Payne</persName></rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-474-18700606 t18700606-474-punishment-27"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18700606-474-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DOBBIE</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700606-475-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18700606-475-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to embezzling 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-475-offence-4 t18700606-name-123"/>Alexander Walker</persName>, by false pretences</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-475-18700606 t18700606-475-punishment-28"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18700606-475-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN LOGIE</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700606-476-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to two indictments for stealing 388
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-476-offence-1 t18700606-name-125"/>Harry Snow</persName> and others, his masters—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutors—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-476-18700606 t18700606-476-punishment-29"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18700606-476-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-476-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH BARBER</hi> (27)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18700606-477-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH BARBER</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18700606-478-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> for stealing 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and one bracelet, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-478-offence-1 t18700606-name-129"/>William Foster</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-130" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-130" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-130" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Foster, of Grosvenor Lodge, Junction Road, Holloway—the prisoner and his wife were in our service last year—the prisoner was a general servant, and had access to all parts of the house—last June I went to Brighton for a fortnight—I had four sovereigns and two half-sovereigns in the drawer of a table, which was locked, and my husband had the key—on my return from Brighton a com
<lb/>munication was made to me by the prisoner's second wife, and I found the drawers were all open a little way, not forced, but unlocked with a key—</p>
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<p>the prisoner came in shortly after and said that thieves had got into the house—I said "No practised thief"—he said that he did not see them, because they ran away; but they got in at the window, and went out at the door, and that it was about 1 o'clock in the morning, two or three days before my return—he had my address at Brighton—I said "Whoever the thief was, was let into the house"—I ultimately missed five sovereigns—nothing further was done then—about three months afterwards I went to York; when I came back I unpacked a bracelet, and it was on the corner of my dressing table, between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening—my breakfast room is
<hi rend="italic">vis-a-vis</hi> with my bedroom, and as I sat there, facing the door, the prisoner came up stairs in a peculiar manner, and seemed to go sideways round the door, and went into my bedroom—he had no boots on—I could see him, but I could not see into my bedroom—while he was in the room I said "What do you do there, Joseph?"—he said "I am going to draw down the blinds, Ma'am"—I said "You know very well the blinds are all down"—he then said "I thought perhaps you would want the gas lighted"—I told him he knew it was not his place, and he had no right to be in my bedroom, it was his wife's place to come up—he went down, and I went into the room, and missed the bracelet—I did not charge him with stealing it till my husband came home, as we had before that missed some diamond studs—I made a fuss about it, and they were put back into a box with some nails, and I thought probably the bracelet would be put back—I complained in his hearing, and forbade his leaving the house; but he would go out—I have never seen the bracelet since—I afterwards charged him with stealing it, and discharged him; after that he came to the area gate, and I spoke to him—he said "I did not take the bracelet"—I said "You know you pretended to break into the house, and you took the money"—he said "Yes, Ma'am, I know; I hope you and master will forgive me for that"—some spoons have been shown me which are like some I missed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What did I call at your house for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—there was only a shaving strop there belonging to you—you wrote me a letter about breaking into the house, but I destroyed it because I had no idea of coming here—I said that I had it in your own writing that you broke into the house—you were not allowed in my bedroom—I saw no breaking down of plants outside the window—you pointed out the window, but it was impossible to get in there because there would have been marks on the writing table, of the gravel or of men's boots.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite clear that he admitted to you that he took the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he added "I had a girl in the neighbourhood, and I thought of doing her some good"—I found out that she was a girl who he kept—the gas in my bedroom was not alight, but the gas from the breakfast-room shone into it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-131" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-131" type="surname" value="JARVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-131" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE JARVIS</persName> </hi>. I was married to the prisoner in June, 1868; he had a wife living then, who is outside—I was in Mr. Foster's service with the prisoner—I remember Mrs. Foster being at Brighton about the middle of last year, and while she was there someone broke into the house at a little study window on the ground floor—I was disturbed—Joseph woke me up about 1 o'clock; he went down stairs first and called me to bring a light—I went down, but did not see or hear anybody—I looked at the little window; it was broken, the blind had been let down, but it was pulled up again crooked; several of the drawers were open and the papers were all on the</p>
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<p>flow; a match had been lighted, which I found on the carpet, and there was little gravel on the carpet; the room door was open, and four little pictures were taken down, ready to take away—Joseph went to the front door—I undid the bolt and the lock, and he went down the garden to see if be could see anyone—he asked a gentleman who was going along the road if he would stop with me while he went for a policeman—he ran down the road, found two policemen and brought them back—I do not know who they were—I have never seen them since—they came in and looked found, and the next day Sergeant Crooke came, and the following evening Mrs. Foster came home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had you been living with her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Since 1868—I originally lived with Mrs. Martin—I have returned to her service again—the prisoner and I were both up stairs when this took place—he thought he heard somebody and awoke me—Mrs. Foster's little dog barked, and then the prisoner went down—the window was broken—I do not know whether the broken glass was outside; some of it was inside, because I swept it up—I know a little girl who lives near, she is, I think, about twelve years old—I never heard of the prisoner giving her money—he never told me he had taken 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and it was to do the little girl good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the window closed when you went into the room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, open—the prisoner did not wear boots in the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-132" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-132" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT FOSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoner sometimes wore slippers, but he had no slippers on at that time—the Studs were found in a different room to that which they were missed from.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-133" type="surname" value="CROOME"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-133" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CROOME</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi>). On 4th August, some information reached the station, and I was directed by the inspector to go to the prose
<lb/>cutor's house—I looked about and noticed a small window on the ground floor, which was broken at the catch, and the greater part of the glass was outside—it is a sash window—a geranium near the window had been pulled up and trodden down—some portraits of sporting men were taken down and put round the room—there were valuable pictures which were not taken down—there was a quantity of plate in the adjoining room—the window was large enough for a person to get in—it struck me as very strange that this gold coin should have been selected, which was English, and the Napoleons and half-Napoleons left, which were in the same drawer—there were very slight footmarks outside—the ground was very soft.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see marks on the railings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not see footmarks up to the wall, in fact it would have been impossible for any
<lb/>one to have got in at the window without breaking a tree which was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before anything was said about what coin was gone, did the prisoner say "The thief has taken the English gold?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not say anything about foreign coins—I did not know of it—the prisoner said "The thief has taken some English gold."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never used such words, for I never knew what was lost till Mrs. Foster wrote to Mr. Foster to know.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure you said so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating his innocence, and that the case was a plot by Mrs. Foster and his wife's aunt to get him sent to prison, and that Mrs. Foster had robbed Mr. Foster herself.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-478-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-478-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted of felony in March,</hi> 1856.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-134" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LEEDS</persName> </hi>. I am schoolmaster of Norwich Castle gaol—I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">Joseph Barber, convicted at Norwich Quarter Sessions,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">October, 1856, of stealing two mares. Imprisoned twelve months</hi>")—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I do not know you, and I never was there.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You were under my hands, and I instructed you—you were then between eighteen and nineteen—you were under my care twelve months at that time—you were also there in 1854, for an aggravated assault on a child, and had two months; and again in 1855, when you had one month, for wilful damage—I am sure you are the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-478-18700606 t18700606-478-punishment-30"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES DAWSON</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700606-479-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-479-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a purse and 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, the property of
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-479-offence-1 t18700606-name-136"/>Francis Holmes</persName>, from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-479-offence-1 t18700606-name-137"/>Louisa Holmes</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUNT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-138" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-138" type="surname" value="HOLMES"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-138" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Francis Holmes, of Dartford, Kent—on 24th May, about 7 o'clock in the evening, I was in Holborn, and felt someone at my dress—I put my hand to my pocket and missed my purse—the prisoner was close to me—I seized his arm and called "Police!"—a cabman came and held him—I said "This man has my purse"—the prisoner said "I have not," and then he handed it to me—it contained a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, a sovereign, two half-sovereigns, eleven shillings, and other moneys, and a railway ticket—the policeman took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you instructed an attorney?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-139" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-139" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 336). On 25th May I was called, took the prisoner, and found 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a key on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at Marlborough Street Police Court, in May,</hi> 1865,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18700606-479-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-479-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-479-18700606 t18700606-479-punishment-31"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NICHOLAS MURPHY</hi> (28)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18700606-480-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-480-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t18700606-480-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-480-offence-1 t18700606-name-141"/>Henry William Macbeth</persName></rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700606-480-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-480-18700606 t18700606-480-punishment-32"/>Twelve Months' Im
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY CHARLES KNAPTON</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700606-481-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-481-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining by means of false pretences 1
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., from
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-143" type="surname" value="ROBINS"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-481-offence-1 t18700606-name-143"/>George Robins</persName>, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-144" type="surname" value="PELLETT"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-481-offence-1 t18700606-name-144"/>William Pellett</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-145" type="surname" value="ROBINS"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROBINS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Duke of York, King's Cross—previous to 24th March, a Mr. W. H. Knapton and his wife lodged at my house and incurred a bill of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner came to me while they were there—he said he was bad friends with his father, and that he intended to pay 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of the bill to ease his mother of her troubles—he produced this cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I made some inquiry and gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., deducting the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the cheque—I took the cheque to Knightsbridge next morning but got no money—about a fortnight or three weeks afterwards I saw the prisoner on the platform at the Great Northern station, and said "That is the man"—he looked at me, and I said "I am going to give you in charge"—he said "For God's sake don't; would you ruin me for life?"—I said "You don't mind who you ruin, and I have no pity for you"—the inspector took charge of him while I went for a constable and gave him in custody—I saw some bits of paper taken from his pocket which have since</p>
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<p>been put together—he wrote his name and address in the parlour it my house—the writing on the pieces of paper corresponds with that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-146" type="surname" value="HEASEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-146" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HEASEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 83). The prisoner was given into my custody on Easter Monday—I took these small pieces of paper from his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I offer to pay the amount of the cheque?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-147" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-147" type="given" value="ARTHUR THOMAS"/>ARTHUR THOMAS MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and County Bank, Knightsbridge—we have no such customer as A. D. Ballard—this cheque was presented by the prosecutor, and marked "No effects."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-148" type="surname" value="PELLETT"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PELLETT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Melbourne, at Plumstead, in Kent—I know the prisoner and his father—I lent 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to his father, for which I held his I O U—on 28th March the prisoner came to me, and said he had come to pay his father's debt of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he gave me this cheque, which he said was drawn by Mr. Lowther, M.P. for York—I gave him 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the balance of the cheque—I should not have given it him if I had known it was not a good and valid cheque—I paid it to my bankers, and it afterwards came back to me again—the prisoner came again, before the cheque was returned, with another cheque with a deep mourning envelope—he said his mother was dead, and he wanted some money to pay for the funeral, and I said "I believe you are a scoundrel," and he went away—I never got any money for the first cheque.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-149" type="surname" value="MOON"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-149" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MOON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk in the London and County Bank, Lombard Street—this cheque came there from our Woolwich Branch, and we for-warded it to the York Union Bank—there is no such bank as the Union Bank of York—the cheque was returned unpaid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-481-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-481-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted, in February,</hi> 1869,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700606-481-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-481-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-481-18700606 t18700606-481-punishment-33"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES CHALLENGER</hi> (54)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700606-482-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-482-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-151" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-151" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-151" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and reside at 3, Cleveland Terrace, Hyde Park—I know the prisoner—on 16th May, between 9 and 10 o'clock, he came and said he had come from Mr. Holderness for the tuning
<lb/>money; he said he wished for it that day, as he had to meet a bill—I gave him this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-152" type="surname" value="COOMBS"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-152" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COOMBS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Scott & Co., Cavendish Square—the prisoner presented this cheque at the bank—the endorsement was then "John Holderness"—he added the words "and Co."—I handed the money to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-153" type="surname" value="HOLDERNESS"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-153" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HOLDERNESS</persName> </hi>. I am a pianoforte maker, at Oxford Street—the endorsement to this cheque is in the prisoner's writing—he was in my employ for five years, up till January last—he was not authorised to receive money on my account, or to write my name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I only wrote "and Co.," "Holderness" is not in my writing.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-482-18700606 t18700606-482-punishment-34"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CHALK</hi> (19)</persName>,
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<interp inst="def2-483-18700606" type="age" value="20"/>
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<interp inst="def2-483-18700606" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM RANDALL</hi> (20)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-483-18700606" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-483-18700606" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-483-18700606" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def3-483-18700606" type="surname" value="DALEY"/>
<interp inst="def3-483-18700606" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL DALEY</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18700606-483-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700606-483-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-483-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Feloniously stealing 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the moneys of
<persName id="t18700606-name-157" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-157" type="surname" value="DINTE"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-157" type="given" value="PHILIP JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-483-offence-1 t18700606-name-157"/>Philip James Dinte</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHALK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18700606-483-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18700606-483-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-483-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700606-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700606-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-158" type="surname" value="DINTE"/>
<interp inst="t18700606-name-158" type="given" value="PHILIP JAMES"/>PHILIP JAMES DINTE</persName> </hi>. I am now living at 12, East Road, City Road—I</p>
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<p>was a passenger from Melbourne to London, in the ship
<hi rend="italic">Kent</hi>—we started from Melbourne about four months ago, the early part of February, I sup
<lb/>pose it was—Chalk was assistant steward—Daley and Randall were also on board—I had a nest of boxes with me, one enclosed in the other—there was 851
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in the box, the property of myself and some others—the nest of boxes was kept in a large box in the cabin—the money was safe when we left Melbourne—on 29th March we were counting the money over, and we found it was 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. short—some of the boxes were broken—I gave an alarm to the captain, and a search was made—on the morning of the 30th I heard a jingle of money outside our sleeping place—Chalk had seen the contents of the box—he was in my cabin when I was taking some money out—I always understood he was honest.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I searched Daley in the after cabin, and found 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on him—he said he had received it from Chalk—Chalk said he had given it to him—Chalk was the second cabin boy—the next day Chalk said he had taken a hand full—I found 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. secreted in the springs of some lamps, of which Randall had the custody—he denied all knowledge of the money—Daley said Chalk gave him the money; but he did not know where Chalk got it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Randall.</hi> The lamps were not in my possession, they are always in the sail makers' cabin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Daley.</hi> I had the money given to me; the cabin boy said he had received it from the passengers for cleaning the cabins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHALK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). I was in the service of the steward on board the
<hi rend="italic">Kent,</hi> from Melbourne to London—I have pleaded guilty to steal
<lb/>ing 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in sovereigns—I could not resist the temptation—Mr. Dints showed it to me; he said if I had it it would make a gentleman of me—I had not seen as much money before; it was a temptation to me, and I took it—I gave 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Daley and 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Randall—I told Daley a fellow had showed me some money, and I took some—it was 10 o'clock at night then, and I went to bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Daley.</hi> It is false, he said he had received it from the passengers for cleaning the cabins, and he gave it to me to mind for him; he was afraid someone might take it out of his chest.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That is not so, I did not say that to him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Treasure.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-164" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP SHRIVES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). On 21st April I went to 130, Drury Lane, with another officer—it is a second-hand tool shop, kept by the prisoner Treasure—I saw him there, and told him we were police officers, and had information that he had some opera glasses—he said "I have no opera glasses in the place except one"—he produced that from the window—I said "You have some more, some better ones than this"—he said "No, I have no other opera glasses in the place"—I asked him if he had any tickets relating to any—he said he did not know, he would see—he opened a desk, and produced three pawn tickets, relating to opera glasses—I said I believed he had others in the place, and I should search—he moved a carpet bag from the shop into the parlour—I said "What is in that bag?—he said "A lot of things"—the bag was taken in the back parlour, and I opened it, with Sergeant Cole—we found five opera glasses in the bag, a watch, and toilet bottles—these two opera glasses were given up to me by the pawnbroker, when I presented the tickets—we found forty-four toilet bottles in the carpet bag—thirty-eight have been identified—when the prisoner produced the opera glass from the window he said that was the only thing he had received from Carter, meaning McCarthy—I had not mentioned Carter's name at all—I also found two dishes, eight match boxes, and a tobacco jar in the carpet bag—they have been shown to the Prosecu
<lb/>tion—I found a letter dated April 5th in the bag; a second letter on that mantelpiece, and a third in a bureau in the back parlour—I took Treasure in custody for the unlawful possession of the opera glasses and other things—on the way to the station he said the china and the opera glasses were got wrong; but the watches were his own property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time was it you went to his house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A little after 2 o'clock in the day—it is not a very large shop—the front looks on to the street, and there was an opera glass in the window—I did not take it out, I left it there—Cole went to the station with the prisoner and myself—we took him in a cab, with some of the things, not all of them—there was a woman in the house when we went there—the letter found on the mantelpiece had an envelope—the other two had no envelopes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-165" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK STONE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the service of Messrs. Silver & Fleming—I know McCarthy's writing—these letters are in his writing—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "April 6th, 1870. I have been hiding for the last eight days from the detectives. My game is all up, I hare been seen going from your house to a pawnshop. My house has been searched; but nothing has been found there. How I made my escape was, Mr. Blomberg said if I told him where the goods were he would not prosecute me. This I know to be a lie, so I promised. I went home to see my wife; he waited at the front door. I got out of the window, and got in the yard of the public-house, next door, and got clear away. Your house is watched; you must send 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if you wish to save yourself. Don't send a post-office order, for you will be seen, send two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes instead. Should they examine your house, say you gave a high price for the goods. This is the last letter I shall writs to you; if you do as you are bid I can get away. There is no use</p>
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<p>making a fuss; if you fail you will never have 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in your life again, you will have seven years."—"You have taken no notice still of the danger you are in; but you will repent it when it is too late. I will give you one more chance, if you meet me at 9 o'clock to-night, in the White Horse Chambers, Fetter Lane, and bring what money you can, so as I shall be able to get out of this d—place. Do not fail; don't be a fool
<hi rend="italic">Carter.</hi>"—"You have taken no notice of what I wrote to you about Very well, you will take the consequences of the matter in your own hands Don't blame me. Remember the grocer in Drury Lane, and think of your
<lb/>self. I am exhausted; I cannot stand it any longer. I will give you to to-morrow to consider the matter. Don't blame me for what I am going to do. I will throw myself on the mercy of my employers, and tell them everything. If you don't get the money to-morrow, you may reckon your-self in Bow Street police-station to-morrow night)."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-166" type="given" value="NOBLK HUTCHINSON"/>NOBLK HUTCHINSON FLEMING</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Silver & Fleming, of Wood Street—the prisoner McCarthy had been in my employment about eleven months—we have missed a quantity of goods corresponding with those produced—I believe these things to be our property—I never had any transactions with Treasure.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you swear to any one thing in particular?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I may say that we missed sixty opera glasses, especially good ones; the cases were left behind; the glasses produced would fit those cases—we have missed dessert services to a considerable extent—plates have been taken, and the other parts left behind—some of the plates were found in Treasure's pos
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-167" type="given" value="ANTHONY"/>ANTHONY MARLOW</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Richard Sayers, 20, Brydg Street, Covent Garden, pawnbroker—I produce a ticket dated 2nd October, 1869, for an opera glass, pledged for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I produce the glass relating to that ticket—this ticket corresponds with the duplicate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILIP SHRIVES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you find the opera glasses with or with-out cases?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Without cases, in paper—this ticket spoken to by the last witness was one of the three found in Treasure's desk.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TREASURE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700606-484-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-484-18700606 t18700606-484-punishment-38"/>Fourteen Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> There were six other indictments against Treasure for receiving.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Blackburn.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEIGH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Besides the blow your husband struck were there not some words of provocation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he called the boy a great many foul names, and used very bad expressions before the blow was struck—I went to push the boy out of the room—if he had not happened to turn his head back at the moment he would not hare received it—he had been in a very weak state of health for some time—my son is a very well conducted boy—I could not say that my husband was under the influence of liquor—being Saturday he might have taken a drop, but he was not tipsy—he was a very violent, passionate man, and made use of very bad words.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer B Division</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on 16th May—on the way to the station he said that he flung the salt cellar at his father, but he did not intend to hurt him, he was very sorry for what he had done; he knew the law, and he knew he was bound to go before a Magistrate for it—I produce the salt cellar which the wife handed to me on the Monday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-174" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MCCANN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the surgeons at Westminster Hospital—the deceased was admitted as an out-patient on 7th May last—he had a wound on the forehead, partly lacerated and partly incised—he was attended daily as an out-patient for a week—on the 14th I admitted him as an in-patient, and he died the following day—the cause of death was the formation of pus pressing on the brain—he became paralysed on the right side after coming into the hospital—the wound might have been caused by this salt cellar—the pus which pressed on the brain arose from that wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose the wound, externally, did not seem dangerous?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It did not appear serious—it was not thought seriously of, or we should have admitted him at first—he was in a very weak state of health generally—I made a
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-486-18700606 t18700606-486-punishment-40"/>One Month's Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH FOUNTAIN</hi> (36)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700606-486a-offence-1 t18700606-name-176"/>Henrietta Maria Corn</persName>, with intent to murder.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Protection.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700606-name-177" type="given" value="HENRIETTA MARIA"/>HENRIETTA MARIA CORN</persName> </hi>. I live in Weaver Street, City Road—I have lived with the prisoner some time—I had ceased to live with him for a week before this—on 14th April I met him, and went with him to a public-house about 4 o'clock or 4.30—we had a few words there—he wanted me to go home and live with him again—I said I would not—I went to a bouse with him where he changed his clothes, and ultimately went with him to Caven
<lb/>dish Street; we were together from 4 o'clock in the afternoon till 10.30 at night—I was walking home and he walked
<hi rend="italic">aside</hi> of me—he again asked me if I would go home with him and make it up again; and he put his arm</p>
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<p>round my neck, pulled a rear out of his pocket, and cut my throat—I went across the road to a man and woman who were standing on the other side, and I remember no more till I found myself in the hospital.</p>
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