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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>BESLEY, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TENTH SESSION, HELD AUGUST 15TH, 1870.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED, BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.</persName>,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET STREET,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, August 15th, 1870, and following days,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-5" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MARTIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-6" type="given" value="JOHN BARNARD"/>JOHN BARNARD BYLES</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SIDNEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-15" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>RORERT 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>
<p>Sir
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-17" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PATERSON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BESLEY, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, August</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Martin.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<p>room, I did not think it was my husband—I turned round to try and get the stick from him—I screamed, and after that I had two more blows—he laid me on the ground, put a pillow under my head, and stabbed me on my throat and on my face, with a penknife—this is the stick and this is the knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he has had them for years—it was after he stabbed me that he put the pillow under my head—he then went straight across to the fireplace, took a razor from a bird cage in the cupboard, and cut his own throat—he had locked the door—I heard footsteps coming up stairs, and when the knocking was at the door he told them they could come in now—I had called out when he first hit me, or it would never have been known—a policeman came in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Up to and before 20th June were you in the habit of getting drunk from day to day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I have never pawned things in my life, only for food—my husband had been out of work about seven months and a week—he fell out of work about a fortnight in October—he had another fortnight's work before Christmas, and nothing since—I had five children all down with the fever at that time, and I lost one in October—I never saw anything wrong in his mind, he had nothing to cause it—the loss of the child, and the illness in the house, did not prey upon his mind more than on mine—I was laid on a sick bed three weeks, and not able to go down stairs—this was in November, and I fell bad afterwards through waiting on them—I suppose my husband felt it as any other father would, but he had no cause to be put out by it—we never quarrelled.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he at work at this time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—we had had no angry words for weeks.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you said that you would leave the house, or was there any talk about your leaving?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—my friends are in the country, and he knew that they sent me money once a year to go to see my father, but there was no talk of my going away and leaving the prisoner—there was no cause for it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 167). I was called by a woman living next door, and went to 28, Bridgewater Gardens, I heard a scuffling in the first flour front room, I tried to open the door and found it locked—I said "Open this door"—I received no answer—I said "If you do not open this door I shall burst it open"—I received no answer, forced the lock of the door, and found the prosecutrix lying on the floor, and the prisoner stand
<lb/>ing up behind the door with a razor in his left hand, cutting his throat on the right side, he then changed the razor from his left to his right hand—I siezed him and put him down on the floor; he said "I know you very well, if you will let me alone and let me do it, I won't hurt you'—I still held him, he became very violent, got his right hand at liberty and inflicted a light wound on the left side of his throat with the razor—he then made a second attempt to cut his throat, which I prevented by securing his hand—I then culled out for assistance and a young man came up stairs; I sent him off immediately to fetch Dr. Mason, who sent his assistant—the prisoner then said again "I know you very well, if you will let me alone and let me do it, I will not hurt you"—I got hold of the razor, and asked him to let me have it, he said "I will not, I am determined to do it"—I drew the razor through his hand, which cut four fingers to the bone—a woman came into the room, and he said "Mrs. Jonah, this is all through you"—she is not the landlady—she went away and he repeated it a second time, and said to his</p>
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<p>wife, who was still on the ground, "I have warned you of this before, as you have been preparing your things to go and leave me; she has driven me to it, to cut her throat and then my own"—she was taken to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, and then I came back and took the prisoner on a stretcher to St. Bartholomew's Hospital—he was very week from loss of blood—the room was in a very clean and tidy state—there was nothing peculiar in the prisoner's manner, he seemed very calm; I have known him some time, that is why he made those remarks; I have also known his wife three years—I have not noticed anything in his manner to lead me to conclude that he is of unsound mind.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had she been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I do not believe either of them had.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-29" type="given" value="ALPHONSE ELKIN"/>ALPHONSE ELKIN CUMBERBAD</persName> </hi>. I was house-surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—on 20th June, Mrs. Duke was brought there, in a semi-uncon
<lb/>scious state, and I found a wound on the left side of her throat and also a trifling scratch—the wound was in a very dangerous position, penetrating the gullet, it could be inflicted with a penknife; she also had a cut on the top of her head, on her eyebrow, and on her right temple, and a slight cut on her right forefinger—she was, I think, perfectly sober—she remained there till 15th July, and is now in a sound way to recovery, but rather weak—the prisoner was brought in a short time after her, and I found a wound on the right side of his throat, about 4 inches long, and half an inch
<hi rend="italic">deep</hi>, and a slight incision on the left side of his throat; he was quite uncon
<lb/>scious, and for a considerable time his life was in jeopardy; he did not appear to have been drinking.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELEANOR DUKE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know Mrs. Jonah?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, my husband and I had not had any dispute with her at all, she was the only person who came when the children were buried, and we had three doctors at the time—she has never interfered with me and my husband in any way, she has befriended us instead of harmed us—my husband and I had had no dispute—I was not packing up my things to go away—nothing had passed which could irritate him, we were out on Sunday evening and went to chapel together, and he was as calm as possible in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18700815-622-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="nonComposMentis"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">being insane.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-622-18700815 t18700815-622-punishment-1"/>To be detained till Her Majesty's pleasure be known</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>623.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR GROVES</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700815-623-offence-1 t18700815-name-31"/>Edward Yaxley</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">The Grand Jury having ignored the Bill against the prisoner for the same offence</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEEN</hi>, for
<hi rend="italic">the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi></p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, August</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WEBB</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18700815-624-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-624-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-624-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WEIGHTHMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-33" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-33" type="surname" value="GALL"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-33" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN GALL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Gall—on 29th July the prisoner came in, about 7 o'clock in the evening, for a half-pint of beer and a penny-worth of tobacco—he tendered me a half-crown—I did not like its appearance—he said "It's a good one"—I told him I would not take it—I refused to return it, sent for my husband, and detained the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-34" type="surname" value="GALL"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-34" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GALL</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—she sent for nle,</p>
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<p>and when I arrived at home she gave me a bad half-crown—I detained the prisoner, and gave him in custody with the coin—he struggled hard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not struggle, I laid on the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-35" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-35" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS HEWITT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer K</hi>). On 29th July I saw the prisoner down, struggling with Mr. Gall, who gave him into my charge—I searched him and found a bad half-crown and two bad shillings in his pockets, about 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver, and some coppers—the good money was in one pocket and the bad in the other, wrapped up in paper, separate.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-36" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-36" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—the coins produced are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know they were bad, I picked them up in a yard, in a piece of paper.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700815-624-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WEIGHTMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-38" type="given" value="SAMUEL THOMAS"/>SAMUEL THOMAS LEE</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, at 20, Cockspur Street—on 24th July the prisoner came in for half an ounce of tobacco, and threw down a half-crown—I saw it was bad—I gave him in charge with the coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever seen him in your shop before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-39" type="surname" value="CURRELL"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-39" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CURRELL</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Thomas Bates, 141, King's Road, Chelsea—I know the prisoner as having worked at another shop belonging to Mr. Bates—on 25th July he came into my shop and had beef and bread, and afterwards asked me to give him two shillings for a two shilling piece—he said he was getting on very well in the world, and making 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a day—he put his hand in his pocket and pulled out a handful of bad coins, saying "That is well got up?"—I said "This is a very bad game to be at"—I remarked about the badness of the coins—he said "They are pretty tidy, we buy them for fourpence each"—he said he traveled about to Ports
<lb/>mouth, Margate, &c.; that he never went twice to the same town, that he and his companions had passed thirty at Barnes's, in the Haymarket, and that when they went their rounds the one who went into the shops only took one bad coin with him, so that if caught no more would be found on him; and the one who remained outside kept all the base money—all the coins he had in his hand corresponded with the one he threw down to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many people were there in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did not speak when there was anyone in the shop, he waited till they went off—he was not very
<hi rend="italic">chaffy</hi>—I knew him as working for Mr. Bates for about six months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-40" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-40" type="surname" value="CLEARY"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-40" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLEARY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 122). I took the prisoner—Mr. Lee said he was nearly positive, but would not like to swear, that the same party had been in his shop a week ago—I found on him one penny and a handkerchief—he said he got the half-crown in change of a sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When Mr. Lee said he had seen him, he thougt, in his shop before, what did the prisoner say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That he had never been in the shop before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-41" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-41" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-44" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-44" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-44" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am single, and reside at 6, Devonshire Street, Islington—I was in Lombard Street, between 11 and 12 o'clock, on a Satur
<lb/>day—the prisoner was hawking sponges—he asked me to buy one, I at first declined, but he urged me and I consented—having no change we repaired to a confectioner's shop, where I got change for a half-sovereign—I came to the door of the shop to give him a shilling, and he followed me in several times, to induce me to buy more sponges—I refused, and he sat down in the shop—my purse was then in my right hand, and he pushed a sponge in my face and was off in an instant with my purse—he ran up Lombard Street, like a dart—I gave information to the police—I saw him the same evening at the station, and picked him out from among twelve other men—my purse contained part of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it had a steel chain hanging to it, about 5 or 6 inches.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see several other persons selling sponges about in Lombard Street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did, but I am quite sure he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 858). I apprehended the prisoner about 2 o'clock in the afternoon—he had no sponges then—I told him I was a police officer, and mentioned the charge—he said "All right, Sir, I know nothing about it"—I found on him two sovereigns, three half-sovereigns, sixpence, and some coppers—when at the station Miss Wood picked him out, and the inspector turned to the prisoner and asked him if he had ever seen the lady before—he said "I have, I sold the lady a sponge; and then he said, turning to the lady, "Do you say I stole your purse?"—she replied "I do"—he gave a right name and address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-50" type="surname" value="SIMS"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan. Q.</hi> How could you identify me if you were drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because I saw you—I recognize you by your face—I saw you all together, in the street, before—I had spent 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and had 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Maloney.</hi> When at the station you told the inspector that you had 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,</p>
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<p>but you could not say whether it was English or Belgian money, and he told you to say English.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you see your money safe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When I was having my last glass of ale with them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 84). About midnight I saw the prisoners in Betts Street—they came, running through Cable Street, and the prosecutor ten or fifteen yards behind them—he came up and spoke to me, and I ran after them, caught Sullivan, and brought him back, and Sims said "That is the man"—Sullivan said "You have made a mistake"—I said "No, I have not."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sullivan. Q.</hi> When I was coming down Cable Street you were going up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, no, you ran up Cannon Street, and I came behind and chased you through Cannon Street, and never lost sight of you—you dodged under a place where the. railway is being repaired, and when I came up to you, you accused me of making a mistake; but I said "No, I know you by the plaid scarf"—you were about five yards in front of me, and ceased running, to get through the crowd—I followed as quickly as I could—you walked then, because you thought you were safe when you had got through the crowd.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 441). I heard a cry of "Stop Thief!" ran up, and saw Maloney running—I heard a rattle spring—I followed him up Chapel Street, towards Cannon Street, caught him, and took him to Sims, who identified him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 281). I saw three men running, followed by Stevens—I ran after them, and saw Maloney stopped by Groomridge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan's Defence.</hi> The prosecutor was drunk, and it is not feasible that his words should be taken as evidence of my guilt. I am a ticket of leave man, at large. I hope you will make allowance for that. I am as innocent as an unborn babe.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. RYAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the prosecutor charged the prisoners with highway robbery, you saw nothing to lead you to suppose a robbery had taken place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I searched them, and found a few halfpence on one, and 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the other; not Belgian money—Sims could not say how much English money he had lost; he said he thought it was 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; but it might have been less.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I take the watch out of your pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I con
<lb/>cluded you did—I saw you drop it—there was a crowd of people standing by my side at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent. Before I was in prison I had been out of work many months.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 33
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, August</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad half-crown—I told her it was bad, and she took it from me; as she did so a policeman came in—I told him she had bad money—she said she would take it back where she had it from—the policeman said he would follow her—she went out and the policeman after her—she afterwards came back with the policeman and asked for a sheet of note paper, an envelope, and a stamp, and gave me a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and I gave her 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—she came back afterwards with another constable, and I charged her with passing bad money.</p>
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<lb/>closet—while she was there I heard money rattle—she came out and asked me if that man was gone—I told her "No," and she went out—she went away with Turner—a policeman came to the house afterwards, and I pointed out to him the water-closet where the prisoner had been—no one had been in there after the prisoner till he went there—I saw him make a search, and he found two half-crowns in a glove.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I know nothing of those two.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 62). On the evening of 14th July Turner gave the prisoner into my charge with this bad half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I took her to the shop and charged her with trying to pass bad money—I searched her, and found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, good money—about an hour after I went to Alexandra Road, and found these two bad half-crowns, wrapped in a glove, down the pipe of the closet—I got it up with a stick—one was bent nearly double, and in trying to straighten it it broke.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these half-crowns are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of the two found; I gave one, I was not aware it was bad; I had a three years' character from my last situation. I was out of a situation at the time, and that the officer knows.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LOUISA DARVELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you any previous knowledge of the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I was close against the door when I heard the money rattle—the policeman made a communication to me, and I listened at the door on purpose—no one else could have access to the closet from the street.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">J. WILLIAMS</hi>
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<p>pocket and took out some money; amongst it was a florin—I took it out of his band and said, "I want 5
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-83" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">T</hi>, after I had cut a hole in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-84" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I put down a penny and a half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-85" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD STONELY</persName> </hi>. On 16th July my daughter brought me a bad half-crown—I went into the shop, shut the door directly, reached over the counter and tried the half-crown, and it broke—the prisoner was at the further end of the shop, drinking a glass of ginger beer—I asked him if he had got any more money about him, and he said "Yes, plenty"—I asked him to give me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the value of the bottle he had—I asked him where he got the half-crown, and he said he got it in change for a half-sovereign—Mr. and Mrs. Brown and a constable came in directly after
<lb/>wards, and charged the prisoner with passing a bad half-crown, and Mrs. Brown took a florin out of his-hand—I gave my half-crown to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-86" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 379). On 16th July, in consequence of information, I went to Mr. Stonely's shop, from Mrs. Brown's—I found the prisoner there, and Mrs. Brown charged him with passing a bad half-crown—he held out his hand with some money in it, and Mrs. Brown took a florin out of his hand, and said "I want 5
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, on the prisoner, all good—I received a bad half-crown
<hi rend="italic">from</hi> Mr. Brown, and one from Mr. Stonely.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-87" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never uttered the piece at Mrs. Brown's shop, but I am guilty of the one at Mr. Stonely's.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="def1-642-18700815" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN LEWIS</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18700815-642-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-642-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-642-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a promissory note, for the payment of 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-89" type="surname" value="CHATTELL"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-89" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM CHATTELL</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer and wine merchant, at 62, Portman Square—I knew the prisoner by the name of West—she had been a customer of mine two or three years—I have known, her as Mrs. Lewis for sometime—I supplied goods for the lodging-houses she kept at 12, Portman Street, and 70, Welbeck Street—she was indebted to me in the beginning of the present year in about 160
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was unable to get the money, and I instructed my solicitor to take proceedings against her and her husband;</p>
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<p>hat was done, and a judgment was obtained—on 15th April an arrange
<lb/>ment was entered into with Mrs. Lewis and her husband by which 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week was to be paid to me—two sums of 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. were paid, and then there was an irregularity in the payments—a sum of 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid off altogether—I made many communications to the prisoner throughout the time the payments should have been made, and were being made—I had interviews with her—I told her I should press my judgment unless she made up the difference—she called at my shop about 27th May, gave me a cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and asked if I would take an acceptance if a lady would give her one—she named Mrs. Saunders, who, she said, was living with her in Welheck Street, at that time, but she resided at Torquay when at home with her mother, and that she had a banking account at Messrs. Childs'—I said I would give her an answer when I had made inquiries at the bankers'—she said that the lady knew her; that she had explained that she was hard up, and owed me an account which was due, that I had threatened proceedings, and that the lady had promised to give her a bill if I would accept it at pay
<lb/>ment—I made inquiries—I was satisfied, and accepted the bill—I drew out a bill for acceptance and gave it to the prisoner—I received these two letters, marked "A" and "B," from the prisoner—they are in her writing—I have seen her write frequently (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "70, Welbeck Street, Friday morning. Dear Sir,—When I got home Mrs. Saunders was out, and did not return till past six this evening, and when I named to her that you would have to forward the bill to her bankers, she objected to it, but pro
<lb/>posed another plan, which I will show you in the morning, E. West"—"70, Welbeck Street. Dear Sir,—Can you do the bill; the lady is going out to lunch, and I shall be glad to get it clear before she goes; I have sent a bill if you will draw it, and send it back by bearer, to accept, E. West")—This is the bill I drew—I saw the prisoner after the first letter was sent, either the same evening or the next morning—the wording of that letter refers to a misunderstanding about the bill being presented it the bankers'—Mrs. Lewis understood that I should present it at the bankers', and she stated that Mrs. Saunders objected to that, and I was to accept the bill and present it at Welbeck Street; and I informed her that the bill would be presented at Welbeck Street by my own bankers—after I had drawn up the bill I sent it to the prisoner by a messenger, and it was endorsed by the prisoner in the name of West, and by her husband—I asked her why she did that, and she informed me that Mrs. Saunders did not know she was married—I knew she carried on her business as West, and she endorsed it as West—she brought the bill to me in the state it is now—(
<hi rend="italic">The bill was dated May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870,
<hi rend="italic">drawn by Laura Mary Saunders</hi>, 70,
<hi rend="italic">Welbeck Street, payable to Mrs. West, or order, for</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">one month after date, and endorsed James Lewis and Ellen West</hi>)—I received information respecting the bill from Mrs. Saunders—I went to her, and in consequence of the communica
<lb/>tion I received I took proceedings against the prisoner for forgery—I saw the prisoner, and spoke to her on the subject of the forgery, the same day that I heard from Mrs. Saundors that she had not signed it—I did not tell the prisoner that I knew it to be a forgery, but I asked her if the signature was given as Mrs. Saunders', and she said "Yes"—I told her I suspected that it was not, and I should take it to Childs'—she said "Don't take it down to Childs', because I signed the bill, and I forged my husband's name at the back of it"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> She told you that the name of Saunders was not in</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="187008150013"/>
<p>Mrs. Saunderes' writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the bill had about a fortnight to run before it became due—the prisoner was given in custody about ten days after I had the conversation with her—the bill was not due then—the prisoner's husband was indebted to me in about 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I brought my action and recovered judgment for 87
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I was paid 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by instalments—I was not paid anything after the conversation about the bill—there were four bills on which I obtained judgments, and then there was the costs and interest, making the amount about 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—an agreement was entered into that I was to be paid 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. weekly—the first instalment was paid in two amounts, one of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and one of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—after I had received the 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. there was a balance of 129
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that is still due—the last payment made to me was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was written off as the second payment against an I O U for an instalment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the prisoner given in custody by you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—on 25th June, I think.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-90" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-90" type="surname" value="SAUNDIRS"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-90" type="given" value="LAURA MARY"/>LAURA MARY SAUNDIRS</persName> </hi>. I reside at Torquay, in Devonshire—in April and May I was staying at Mrs. Lewis' house, in Welbeck Street—the signa
<lb/>ture, Laura Mary Saunders, on this bill, is not my writing—I never autho
<lb/>rized the prisoner to sign my name to a promissory note—she never repre
<lb/>sented to me that Mr. Chattell was pressing her, or asked me if I could give her the benefit of my acceptance—I did not say that I wished the bill not to be presented at my bankers'—I did bank at Childs'—I had paid the prisoner a bill by a cheque on Childs'.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> She did ask you to advance bar some money on account?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She did at one time—I did not do it—I paid three guinsas a week for my rooms—the gross amount I paid per week was between 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was there a month—there were a great many lodgers in the house—I was on the second floor—the drawing-room floor would be more expensive—I left in the beginning of June, I can't recollect the date.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever owe her 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never—the last pay
<lb/>ment I made was 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the four days I was there over the week—36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was what I paid during the whole time I was there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-91" type="surname" value="STRONG"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-91" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK STRONG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 64). The prisoner was given into my cus
<lb/>tody on 25th June—she said she had signed her own name to the bill, and not that of Mrs. Saunders—she said Mr. Chattell could not have been defrauded as the bill was not due.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18700815-642-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-642-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-642-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18700815-642-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-642-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-642-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-642-18700815 t18700815-642-punishment-17"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18700815-643" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18700815"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-643" type="date" value="18700815"/>
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<p>643.
<persName id="def1-643-18700815" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-643-18700815" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-643-18700815" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-643-18700815" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="def1-643-18700815" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES LEWIS</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18700815-643-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-643-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-643-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a receipt for 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-93" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN BENJAMIN"/>JOHN BENJAMIN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, at Bexley Place, Greenwich—I am concerned for Mr. Chattell, the prosecutor in the last case—judgment was obtained against the prisoner on 5th April for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was exe
<lb/>cuted and lodged with the Sheriff the same day—I saw the prisoner Lewis on that day, after having received a telegram—he asked me to hold over the execution—I told him I could not do so unless he made some proposal for the payment of the amount of the execution and the book debts and accounts, and also that I was to be satisfied what had become of the bill of sale of Mrs. Tenant for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he then told me he had paid her 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. off the bill of sale; that he had received 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the house in Welbeck Street, from the lodgers, and had paid back 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., part of the 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he had received from Mrs. Tenant—he left me to see my client, as he told me he would arrange with him—I had several interviews with him and his wife after
<lb/>wards,</p>
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<p>and negotiations took place with reference to the liquidation of the debts, and it was finally arranged that the execution should be held over, provided 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per week was paid on account of the accounts and book debts and the judgment, until the whole was liquidated, and on 12th April both the prisoner and his wife came to me to sign a letter, and brought with them the receipts for 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and also for the last quarter's rent—next day, the 13th April, the prisoner called by himself, and signed this letter at my request—previous to that I asked him for the receipts—he stated that he had forgotten the one for the rent, but he produced a receipt signed "Mary Ann Tenant"—he told me he must take it away again, and I made a copy of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-94" type="surname" value="CASK"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-94" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CASK</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Venn, the solicitor for the prosecution—on Saturday, 13th August, I attended at Newgate, and served the prisoner personally with a notice to produce his marriage certificate and a receipt for 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. purporting to be signed by Mary Ann Tenant.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-95" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN BENJAMIN"/>JOHN BENJAMIN SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is the copy I made of the receipt—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "March 24th, 1870. Received of James Lewis the sum of 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of bill of sale. Mary Ann Tenant."—The signature was written across a penny receipt stamp—I put some questions to him about the receipt—I asked him if it was Mrs. Tenant's writing, he said "Yes"—I asked him whether he saw her write it, he said "No," but that Mrs. Lewis hid taken it to her—on the faith of that I held over all proceedings from that time, the 13th of April—I found that the bill of sale was not paid off after
<lb/>wards, and that the 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. had not been paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was his wife present when the prisoner produced the receipt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he clearly stated that he did not see Mrs. Tenant write the receipt, but he said that it was her writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-96" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-96" type="surname" value="TENANT"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-96" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN TENANT</persName> </hi>. I reside at 2, Belmont Cottagee, Wandsworth Road—I advanced 3001. on the security of a bill of sale on the property of Ellen and James Lewis—I have never received any portion of the 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that I advanced—I never signed a receipt for 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. received on account of the bill of sale—I did not authorize any one to sign a receipt for me—I did not know till recently of such a receipt having been tendered—I have the fur
<lb/>niture, but that is in Chancery.</p>
<p>
<rs id="t18700815-643-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-643-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-643-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18700815-643-punishment-18" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-643-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-643-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-643-18700815 t18700815-643-punishment-18"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18700815-644" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18700815"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-644" type="date" value="18700815"/>
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<p>644.
<persName id="def1-644-18700815" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-644-18700815" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-644-18700815" type="surname" value="KITCHENER"/>
<interp inst="def1-644-18700815" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN KITCHENER</hi> </persName>,
<rs id="t18700815-644-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-644-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-644-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>Unlawfully, and within three months of his bankruptcy, making away with certain goods with intent to defraud his creditors.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, for unlawfully obtaining goods upon credit within that period, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-98" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-98" type="given" value="BERTRAND ROBERT"/>BERTRAND ROBERT JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am Clerk to the Registrar in Bank
<lb/>ruptcy—I produce a file of proceedings—the prisoner filed his own petition on 21st July, 1869—he gave the address 10, Northumberland Park, Tot
<lb/>tenham, late of Edmonton, both in the county of Middlesex, baker, now out of business—he was adjudicated bankrupt on the same day—he made the usual affidavit, and filed his three days' statement, which purports to contain a list of the names and addresses of his creditors, and states his engagements—the amount of his liabilities was 892
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the reason mentioned for the cause of his inability to meet his engagements was pressure of creditors and bad debts—the first meeting of creditors was 11th</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="187008150015"/>
<p>August, 1869—Mr. Pettis was chosen creditors' assignee—the amount of liability in the ten days' statement is 1002
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that consists of, creditors unsecured, 938
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. (there is nothing to creditors holding security); on bills discounted, 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; on accommodation bills, 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; to creditors to be paid in full, 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on the credit side there is, good debts, 71
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; doubtful debts, 58
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and bad debts, 266
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; there is nothing in the hands of creditors; the total of those amount to 129
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., excluding the good and doubtful debts—there is a deficiency of 873
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—after that he was called upon to file a cash and deficiency account, on 30th October—on the debtors' side I find, as per list, 892
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., making 917
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on the other side, to creditors by cash, 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; stock estimated at 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; book debts, 168
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; bad debts, 244
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. household furniture; making 566
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. deficiency—that is dated 21st July, 1868—amongst the creditors I find the names of James Bowman, of Baldock, miller, for 645
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Messrs, Carr & Sons, of Wal
<lb/>tham, for 33
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; Messrs. Hunt & Gammon, 141
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and D. G. Young, 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there is a detailed statement, signed by him, showing hit trans
<lb/>actions with the several creditors—on 23rd July there is 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to Messrs. Hunt & Gammon, for flour; on 8th July, D. S. Young, 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on 14th May, 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; on 22nd April, 46
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to Bowman—there is no account of any assignment made to any creditor—the good debts are made up, with one or two exceptions, of sums under 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was Mr. Pettis, the assignee's, duty to receive those amounts—I also produce a visiting order of the Court on 22nd November, 1869—there is also an order direct
<lb/>ing a private examination of all parties.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What books did be give up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Six ledgers, three day-books, three miller's books, sundry vouchers, receipts, &c.—I can't say whether they are here, they were given into the assignee's hands—in October a goods, cash, and deficiency account was filed by order of the Court—he gave the particulars of the goods—the date of the private exami
<lb/>nation is 1st December, 1869—that was after the accounts had been filed—the prisoner's accounts seem to have been made out by an accountant—Mr. Bowman's debt of 645
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is referred to in the ten days' statement—it was for flour, extending over some years; and the tame observation applies to Messrs Hunt & Gammon's account for 41
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I only produce the papers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-99" type="surname" value="BARBER"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-99" type="given" value="CHARLES LEGGATT"/>CHARLES LEGGATT BARBER</persName> </hi>. I am official short-hand writer to the Bank
<lb/>ruptcy Court—my office is at 15, Basinghall Street—I produce an order, signed by Mr. Commissioner Holroyd, to take the evidence of John Kitchener—I took his examination, question and answer—I have the original notes that I took—they are correct. (
<hi rend="italic">The bankrupt's examination was put in and read.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-100" type="surname" value="GAMMON"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-100" type="given" value="JOSEPH BRISTOW"/>JOSEPH BRISTOW GAMMON</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Hunt & Gam
<lb/>mon, of Chingford Mills, Essex, millers—the defendant dealt with us, and at the time of his bankruptcy owed us 41
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was for goods supplied on 23rd June—the previous order was on 27th April, for 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—at the time I sold those goods, on 23rd June, I knew nothing about the transfer of the business; if I had I should not have parted with my goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long had the bankrupt been dealing with your firm?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two or three years—I think not more than that; I have not got my ledger here—I was not present when the goods were delivered on 23rd</p>
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<p>June, but I have the bankrupt's receipt for them—it was ten sacks of house
<lb/>holds—I had 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from him on 30th June—Mr. Hunt would receive the money—on 5th May we had 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and in February 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I received 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have nothing to do with this prosecution, personally, only as a creditor with the others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-101" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-101" type="given" value="GEORGE DILLEY"/>GEORGE DILLEY YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am a miller, at Ponder's End—the defendent dealt with me—I received a payment from him on 1st June, 1869, which balanced the account up to 7th April—on 8th June I supplied him with goods to the amount of 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on 14th May to the amount of 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there was also 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on. 5th May, making altogether 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he was indebted to me in that amount at the time of his bankruptcy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long had he dealt with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A year, or a year and a half—there were no particular terms—he used to pay as quick as he could; his payments were pretty regular—he paid me 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 1st June, which settled up to April—I have nothing to do with this prosecution, personally.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-102" type="surname" value="COSSER"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-102" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT COSSER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Bowman—271
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is the account owing to him by the defendant—that was the amount proved in the Bankruptcy Court—there was money owing previous to that, which was not included in the account—the last amount supplied was 42
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 26th May, 1869—the previous account to that was April 13th, 42
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you examined before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I can't say whether the disposal of the house was known to Mr. Bowman or not—I do not know how much the defendant paid to the firm in 1867—he has dealt with Mr. Bowman ever since he has been in business—it is not ten years—he has paid money regularly to Mr. Bowman—Mr. Bowman is not here—he did not give any larger orders latterly than he did at first, but he did not pay money equal to the goods supplied.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-644-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-644-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Martin.</hi> </p>
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<p>645.
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-105" type="surname" value="LIPMAN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700815-645-offence-1 t18700815-name-105"/>Joseph Lipman</persName>; they were also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-106" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-106" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Hebrew Place, Whitechapel—I was in the prisoner's service three weeks, in May, and the deceased child, Joseph Lipman, was in my charge—when Mrs. Lipman had her meals she used to give him a slice of bread and butter, and a drop of water, and one day he began to cry, and she went over to him and said "As soon as Hannah is gone I will get rid of that little b——"—Hannah is the child's mother—she left him some clothes—the deceased slept on a little bed with shavings and wood, between the cupboard and the bureau—it was changed every morning—it used to be taken down the yard—the child's skin was peeling off with the hardness of the wood, and I asked her to go to some corn
<lb/>chandler's to get some straw—she said "B——r him, the little sod, let him die"—the child's face was wiped with a flannel every morning; his mother left him a bath before she went away, but it was only used on Fridays, for Mrs. Lipman to wash her clothes in; the child was not washed at all, only his face wiped—his mother left 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw that—I do not think he had enough to eat and</p>
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<p>drink, he could eat by himself, there was no occasion to push it down his throat—I left the prisoners' service because I could not get paid my money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long were you in their service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three weeks—the child was always in the same state of health, as far as I could see—I saw the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. paid, but I did not know what it was for—the two prisoners and their children, and the deceased, and I, all lived in one room—the male prisoner is a fishmonger, I think—he was generally away from home—there were in the same house a man and his wife, two children up stairs, and two old women and a daughter in the back, and I do not know how many were down stairs—the place was very poorly furnished; the prisoners had four children of their own.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-107" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 52). In consequence of information I re
<lb/>ceived I went to 11, Boar's Head Court, on 24th July, at 10 o'clock at night, and found the deceased alive, lying in the left-hand corner of the first-floor front room, in a small space between a cupboard and a chest of drawers, upon some rags or old garments—he was very emaciated and thin, and ap
<lb/>peared very weak, and in a very filthy condition—there were numbers of bugs, lice, and fleas on his body, and scabs on his head, apparently old sores—I called in the divisional surgeon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are the prisoners Germans?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The male prisoner is an English Jew and his wife is Irish—I first went to Mr. Findlater, the relieving officer of Whitechapel; he refused to interfere because it was not in his district—I then went to Mr. Steddeford, the relieving officer of the proper district, who was not at home—I can scarcely say that there was a great appearance of want in the room, it was what you usually see in a poor man's room; there were a few chairs, tables, and a very good bed and bedstead.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-108" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-108" type="surname" value="LIPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-108" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH LIPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Lipman, a traveller, of 5, Churchfield Place, Margate—I am the mother of the deceased, and the male prisoner was his uncle—I gave the child into the prisoners' charge in May last, as the male prisoner offered to take him, and I paid him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the ten weeks he was there—when I parted with him he was very weak, but perfectly clean—I made no arrangement to pay so much a week, but I was to send to him when I could any nourishment that he might require—he took him as his own, and I was to send some money when I could—the child could eat anything large out of his hand, such as a slice of bread and butter—he was an idiot, he never spoke in his life—I did not see him from the time I parted with him till his death, I was not in London—his hair was quite close to his head when I parted with him—there was no vermin in his head, and he never had a sore that I know of.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he always sick and weakly?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was an idiot, and deaf and dumb from his birth—he would only eat bread and butter, potatoes, and fish—the male prisoner has always been very kind indeed, he treated the child as his own from the time I came to England with him—the child was with them ten weeks, during which time I was travelling about with my husband in search of employment—Lipman is a very poor man—my child was so ill at times as to have to be fed with a feather; I have done that occasionally when he has been very bad—he suf
<lb/>ferred from diarrhoea at any sudden change in the weather, and then he has gone several days and not been able to take food—I gave 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to his uncle, and I wrote to a friend to advance 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to him for me—when the child was with me I used to change his bed very often, on account of the</p>
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<p>state he was in—it was sometimes a bed of shavings, and sometimes of straw, whichever I could get—he was always thin, through suffering from diarrhoea and going for days without proper nourishment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Except when he was suffering from diarrhoea he could eat?. Yes—the male prisoner was always very kind to him in my presence—I only saw part of the child's face after death—I did not see his head, as it was after the
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the child capable of attending to himself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he was more helpless than a baby.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-109" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-109" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-109" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of David Harris, of 43, Middlesex Street—I received a letter from Mrs. Lipman, asking me to advance the male prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I did, I do not know what it was for—I saw the child before the prisoners had it, it was perfectly clean then, as far as I saw.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The child was thirteen years of age; was it so weak as always to have to be carried about?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it did not look more than four or five—I never saw it walk or sit, only lie.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-110" type="given" value="JAMES SCOTT"/>JAMES SCOTT SEQUIRA</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I live in Leman Street, Whitechapel—on 24th July I was called to the deceased, and found him lying on some clothes, in the left corner of the room, between a chest of drawers and a cupboard—he was very much emaciated, and exceedingly weak and prostrate, and on turning his shirt up I found his body in a very dirty condition—his head was covered with old sores and scabs, and infested with vermin—I asked the female prisoner what she was in the habit of giving the child—she said that not long ago it had had some milk—I asked her where the vessel was that the milk had been given in—she looked round, and not seeing any vessel there, she said she supposed the girl had washed it out—I suppose it was the prisoners themselves who sent for me to see the child; but the message was left in my absence—this was on Sunday, and I believe it died on the Wednesday—I ordered nourishment and medicine—I noticed an abrasion of the skin on, I think, the left elbow—I did not notice any other marks, except from dirt and the scabs on the head—I only saw the female prisoner and a little boy—I said that the child ought to have had wine—she said that she gave it a little wine yesterday, and it threw it up, and therefore it was of no use getting it, and that it was of no use getting other things, for he could not take them, or words to that effect.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-111" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN BOYNTON"/>JOHN BOYNTON PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am surgeon to the
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> division of police—on Sunday, 24th July, about 11 p.m., I was fetched by the police to 11, Bull's Head Yard, and found the child lying in the left hand corner of the room, between the drawers and a cupboard, on an old rng, which was full of vermin, which ran over the child in dozens—there was body lice on its body, and the whole surface of its skin was covered with dirt and effete scales of the skin, scurf which had been accumulating for a lone time—the head was scabbed with old sores, and vermin were running over the scabs—the body was in a very emaciated condition; in fact, the child was dying from exhaustion—there were only some children in the room, and I did not derive any information from them—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examina
<lb/>tion—the stomach had between one and two tea spoonsful of thick fluid in it, undigested, and none of it had passed into the intestines, therefore the inference is that it had been there only a short time—from the rest of the alimentary canal being empty, and the intestines transparent, I gather that there had been no food given for some time—in my opinion the cause of death was disease of the lungs, and an ill-develope of state of the nervous</p>
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<p>system, accelerated by want of the administration of proper food and the neglect of the child generally.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever seen the child before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe I have, at the corner of the street; not professionally, merely in passing—the disease of the lungs was chronic—an unhealthy state of the body would predispose it to body lice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-112" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-112" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOSKISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On 21st July I saw the prisoners at their house—the female prisoner said "We are no gainers by the affair, we were to have had 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; but we only got 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; some money was left with someone to bury it; but I do not know with whom"—the male prisoner said "I never received a penny, and I did not expect anything."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-113" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-113" type="surname" value="LIPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-113" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH LIPMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I paid the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the male prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">E. LIPMAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">M. A. LIPMAN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of causing death by wilful neglect; strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-645-18700815 t18700815-645-punishment-19"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700815-647-offence-1 t18700815-name-117"/>Henry Cant</persName>, and stealing from his person a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-118" type="surname" value="CANT"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CANT</persName> </hi>. I am a bank-note printer, and live at 1, Meredith Street, Clerkenwell—on 12th June, about 2.15 a.m., I was returning home, and when in Farringdon Street, I became aware that there was someone behind me—just at that time a young man came along the middle of the road, walking at a sharp pace, some remarks were made by those behind me as to where he was going—he took no notice, but walked on to the corner of Charles Street, where he turned and stood under the light of a gas lamp—by that time those behind me, who were the prisoner and two others, had got to the front of me, they surrounded me, and I felt a tug at my watch chain; I distinctly saw the prisoner do that—I caught hold of the chain, which, being slight, broke, leaving a small portion of it in my hand, and the prisoner took the other portion, and my watch, and ran off with them up Charles Street—I tried to follow him, and was struck by one of the others—the blow was intended for my face, but I received it on my arm—it staggered me very much, and they all four ran away—I described them to the police, and on 13th July, a month afterwards, I went to the station, and picked the prisoner out from six or seven other young men about the same size, build, and age—I had no difficulty in identifying him as I had such facilities of observing him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were the men all strangers to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it did not take many seconds—I had been to Camberwell to see some friends.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-119" type="surname" value="ALDAY"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-119" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ALDAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). On the morning of 12th June, I received information and the description of a person from Cant, in conse
<lb/>quence of which I apprehended the prisoner about 10 o'clock p.m., at the Clockhouse public-house, Leather Lane—I had not seen him before that, though I had looked for him—I told him I was a policeman, and should</p>
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<p>take him for stealing a watch and chain from a gentleman in the Farringdon Road—ho said "I know nothing about it"—I took him to the station, placed him with six other boys and young men, from the street, as near his size as I could get, and Cant picked him out immediately, and said "That is the man who stole my watch.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-649-18700815 t18700815-649-punishment-23"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18700815-649-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK HASLEY</hi> (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700815-650-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-650-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18700815-650-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-651-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-127" type="surname" value="FORSTER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700815-652-offence-1 t18700815-name-127"/>Edward Forster</persName>, and stealing a purse and 26
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-128" type="surname" value="FORSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-128" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD FORSTER</persName> </hi>. I am captain of the
<hi rend="italic">Anniversary</hi>, a ship lying in the West India Docks—on Thursday night, 11th August, between 9 and 10 o'clock, I was in a public-house in the Commercial Road—the prisoner was there when I went in—I had a glass of rum before I went there, and I had some ale there—when I came out I found myself the worse for liquor—I had a pocket-book in my pocket, and a purse containing 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, and from 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are my pocket-book and purse—I also had a silver watch, and a gold guard—when I came out, the prisoner took hold of me, and began to take these articles away—a young man called "Police!" and two men came to me—I carried my purse and pocket-book in my breast pocket—my watch was in my waistcoat, and the guard round my neck—I am quite sure I had them in my possession
<hi rend="italic">when</hi> I was in the public-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you not been drinking a good deal that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I had not had much—perhaps I was a little the worse for drink—the prisoner was in the public-house when I went in—perhaps I might have followed her in—I saw two other men; they got hold of me in the street—I did not see any other woman—the two men got hold of me after I left the public-house—I can't say how far I was from the public-house—the prisoner was walking with me when the two men came up—the two men begun to beat me about, and I went into a house for shelter—I was begin
<lb/>ning to get the worse for drink then—I remember what happened in the street, but not much after.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-129" type="surname" value="PARKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-129" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PARKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 68, Heath Street, Stepney—on this Thurs
<lb/>day night, about 9.45, I was standing at my door—I saw the prosecutor—I also saw the prisoner and another woman coming down the street, and they caught hold of him, and began pulling his coat about—he ran away into</p>
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<p>a little shop, and they ran after him, and the prisoner took his pocket-book out—the old man belonging to the shop took it out of her hand and put it on the counter, and they gave it to the gentleman back again, and a police-man came up—when they got into the street, I saw the prisoner doing something to her pocket—she then went away—the police came up, and I went with the gentleman and the policeman towards Arbour Square—the prosecutor saw the prisoner, and gave her in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not see anything of the prosecutor before you saw the two women with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw one woman besides this one, and a man—I did not see him before they joined him—I was standing in Heath Street, and I saw them come up the street together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-130" type="surname" value="POPE"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POPE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 288). About 10.5, on this Thursday night, I was called to a newspaper shop in Heath Street, Stepney—I found the prosecutor there—I brought him out—he was almost insensible, from drink—on the way to the police-station, Parkins pointed out the prisoner to me, at some 50 yards distance—she was running away—someone called out "There is the woman"—I followed her, and brought her back—I said "What is this about robbing this man?—I received no reply—I requested her to walk to the station with me—we walked together, and going into the station she stood against the prosecutor, and I saw something in her hand—I took hold of her hand, and she had this purse containing 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold—she afterwards said "He gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to go home with me"—when the prosecutor became more sensible, she said "I have taken nothing, or if I have, there it is for you again"—she said to the female searcher, "So help me God! I did not take his watch and chain."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the moneys of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLADE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-133" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-133" type="given" value="HANNAH ELIZA"/>HANNAH ELIZA HARMAN</persName> </hi>. I am daughter of the sub-postmaster at West Wycombe—on 24th June I sent a remittance of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Beckenham in a registered letter by the mail at 9.5 in the morning—I received this acknowledgment of it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) the same evening—it is signed "R. Borland"—on 29th June, I sent 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the same way, and received an acknowledgment to it—the first remittance was a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">note</hi> and three sove
<lb/>reigns, and the second was three 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-134" type="given" value="THOMAS SWEETING"/>THOMAS SWEETING DAY</persName> </hi>. I am postmaster at Beckenham—the West Wycombe office remits to me the surplus money, amongst other offices in that district—I make up the total and remit it to the general office—the prisoner was under me, engaged in post office duties—he had been there about three months—when a remittance cornea in with an advice-note from the West Wycombe office it would be the prisoner's duty to receive it in my absence, and to send a receipt to the West Wycombe office—it would also be his duty to send notice to the general office of having received it, and make an entry of it in the cash-book—the cash itself was to be put in the till—this receipt for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and this letter from Beckenham are in the prisoner's writing—this is his signature—the letter of 29th June is also in his writing—it was his duty to enter the amounts in the cash-book—there is no entry in the cash-book of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 24th June, or on any subsequent day—there are other entries on that clay in the prisoner's writing—I have looked through</p>
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<p>the book—there is no entry on 29th June of 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. received, or any subsequent entry—there are no other remittances on that day in the prisoner's writing—the other remittances are in my writing—the 46
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. entered was received from other offices—the book is made up on the following morning, and I compare the cash in the till with the book—the book was cast up by the prisoner first on 24th June—I found the cash in the till corresponded with the book on that day and also on the 29th; there was no excess—having made up the book and compared the cash, I forwarded these two lists of those two days to the general office—the lists are made up by the prisoner and signed by me—the heading is "Remittances received this day from G.P.O. and from other offices"—there does not appear to be anything received on 24th June from the West Wycombe office—on 29th June, under the head of "Remittances from other offices "there is 46
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was all received by me, and did not include the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the lists are all in the prisoner's writing, except the signature—he has never accounted to me for those sums, or entered them as received or paid over to me—when money is remitted from the West Wycombe office they enter in their cash-book the amount sent—they do not advise the general office—inquiry was made about the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I then told the prisoner there was an amount of 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. short in the account, and asked him if he could account for it—he said he could not—that was on 20th July—I said nothing more to him then—I thought at first it might be a mistake, and I wrote to the General Post Office first, to make inquiry—I showed him the receipts in his writing on the 22nd, he said he could not account for it, and he was subse
<lb/>quently given into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He came into your service, I think, in April?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About that time—he came to me from the post office at Worthing—he is about seventeen years old—he had 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. overtime—his hours were from 7 o'clock in the morning till 9 o'clock at night—he had half an hour for breakfast, an hour for dinner, and half an hour for tea—when he came in the morning it was his duty to see the state of the tele
<lb/>graph wires, to sign all bills and letters that had arrived over night, to dispatch all remittances and receipts to the sub-offices and to London, and to stamp the letters out of the bags arriving by the 7.45 train—he did not sign remittances, they were not opened until I came down—I did not open them in these cases, otherwise I should have sent the receipts—he used to do that occasionally when he received the money—the opening of the re
<lb/>mittances was not confined to myself—I keep a chemist's shop—the postal arrangement is on one side of the shop—I do a considerable business as a chemist—I have an apprentice—he lends a hand in the post office work—I keep two tills; one for the chemist's business, and one for the post office—on several occasions I have changed a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note for a customer out of the post office till—I am responsible to the post office for the money that passes through my bands, therefore the money of the post office would be my own for the time being—I remember a piece of paper being picked up, in my writing—if I took money out of the post office till I should put a piece of paper in, showing that I was debtor to the till in that amount—the till with the post office cash was taken into my back room during the night—my till was simply locked—I have found, in going over the accounts with the prisoner, a surplus of a few shillings in the post office till—I asked these questions of the prisoner on 20th July—he was given in custody on a Saturday, I forget how long afterwards—someone came down from the</p>
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<p>post office, and put me through an examination—the numbers of the notes remitted from West Wycombe would be kept at that place—they would be kept at our office if they were sent to the General Post Office—the reserve amount is 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on 29th June there was 41
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in reserve—I should send up 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to the office—I can't say whether the larger portion was in gold or silver—my book would not tell me that—the post office people make mistakes sometimes—there is here balance of arrears to be inserted at the General Post Office, that is an error, at our place—the prisoner lodged at a person's named Flatt, about a quarter of a mile from us—at far as I know, since he has been with me, he has worked hard and con
<lb/>ducted himself as an honest and respectable young man—he was attentive to his work—he was earning 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. overtime regularly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If you do go to the post office till to
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> change, or for any other purpose, you either put in a paper over night, to show what you have taken out, or else pay the sum corresponding?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes., always—I tear the paper up when I put the money in—the prisoner instructed them to cross-examine me about this on 22nd July, the day of the second conversation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-135" type="surname" value="JUDE"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-135" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD JUDE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the ledger branch of the post office—I received a letter of advice from Beckenham, on 25th June last, for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and charged the postmaster of Beckenham to that amount—I entered it on a sheet called the remittance sheet—I also received an advice for 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I re
<lb/>ceived a daily account from the Beckenham post office—I have to inspect the cash book—there is no entry of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 24th June—on 29th June 46
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was entered from other offices, and the postmaster at Beckenham was charged with those two amounts of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the end of the month—I produce the letters of advice sent up by the prisoner—they were received on the 25th and 30th respectively.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The postmaster at Beckenham would be responsible to the post office authorities for the money passing through his hands?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the balance was made up at the end of the month—he had notice about it about the middle of July, I think.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-136" type="surname" value="DAY"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-136" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS S. DAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These two letters of advice are in the prisoner's writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-137" type="surname" value="HOWSAN"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD HOWSAN</persName> </hi>. I am a travelling officer of the missing letter department—on 30th July I went to the Beckenham Post Office to investigate these two sums of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw the prisoner there, and I said "It is my duty to give you in custody for embezzling, on 24th June, the sum of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on 29th June the sum of 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., received by you for and on account of the Postmaster-General; you are not obliged to say anything; but what you do say may be given against you"—he replied "I can't say. anything against it"—I gave him in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You had been down before, had you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I asked him some questions then, and Mr. Day, too—I took down the papers signed by the prisoner on the first occasion, and showed them to him—I showed him all the evidence against him, and his own writing—he said he sometimes signed the receipts for the amounts; they were sometimes placed on his desk by Mr. Day, and he signed the remittance papers that were opened by Mr. Day—I said "How is it you have not entered these amounts from the remittance papers?" and he said he could not give any explanation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-138" type="surname" value="FORSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FORSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner by Mr. Howsan's</p>
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<p>direction—I afterwards went to his lodgings and found a Savings' Bank book, 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver, and a bill for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for a silver watch—it was receipted—(
<hi rend="italic">This was dated July 8th, from Borland to E. Butcher, for a second-hand silver watch, for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">paid by instalments</hi>)—the entry in the bank book is "July 20th, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I received this from the officer of the post office, "R. Borland, Post Office, Beckeuham, Kent. I beg to acknowledge receipt of P. O. O. for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., June 30th, 1870."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you examined before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I had been to his place to search at that time—I did not say anything about it—I was not asked—I knew what I found there—I live at Becken
<lb/>ham, and have been making inquiries about this matter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you find any new clothes there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I found two suits of clothes, and about a dozen or ten neckties, nearly new, and about two dozen collars.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18700815-653-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy on account of his youth and good character</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700815-653-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-653-18700815 t18700815-653-punishment-26"/>Eighteen Months' Im
<lb/>prisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>654.
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<interp inst="def1-654-18700815" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def1-654-18700815" type="surname" value="GROVES"/>
<interp inst="def1-654-18700815" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SUSANNAH GROVES</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18700815-654-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-654-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-654-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery, with violence, on
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-140" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-140" type="surname" value="RUSH"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-140" type="given" value="ANN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700815-654-offence-1 t18700815-name-140"/>Ann Rush</persName>, and stealing 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., her money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-141" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-141" type="surname" value="RUSH"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-141" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN RUSH</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 10, Parker Street, Drury Lane—a few minutes before 11 o'clock at night, on 10th July, I came out of my house for some candles—the prisoner was on the step of her own door, No. 9—I got the candles, and was coming back again—I had 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my hand—the prisoner knocked me down on my left side—I screeched out, and a young man, a companion of hers, came across the road, and put his hand on my mouth, and knocked two teeth out—I went to my own place and rested for a few minutes, and then went to Bow Street, and came back with an officer—she was on the step again, and I gave her in charge—I did not pick my teeth up, I was not able to pick myself up—she took my money from me, and the young man was with her—I am quite sure the prisoner is the woman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She struck me in the face with a bundle of candles and a basin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you strike her in the face?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I bad a basin in my hand, and it fell out—I live at No. 10 and she lives at No. 9—I should know the young man if I was to see him—he put his hand over my mouth when I screeched, and she took the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of my hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-142" type="surname" value="BOOKER"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOOKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 382). About 11 o'clock on this Saturday morning the prosecutrix came to me at the station—I went to Parker Street and saw the prisoner—the prosecutrix gave her in charge for knock
<lb/>ing her down, and taking 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and two candles from her—she said she did not know anything about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you find any candles?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the prosecutrix's mouth was bleeding, and one of her teeth was nearly out, just hanging—I said before the Magistrate I did not see the prosecutrix bleeding—I saw some blood on the prosecutrix—she was quite sober—the prisoner was a little the worse for drink, but she knew what she was about—I saw no mark on the prisoner—she did not say she had been struck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I came to call my little girl to go to bed, and saw the prosecutrix with a white basin in</p>
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<p>her hand; she said "I will slay you, you bastard bearing w—." I turned round to see who it was, and I saw her with the basin to strike me; she cut me in the hand. I stood at my door till the constable came. I never moved from the time she struck me; there was no one standing by what ever. I did not know she was giving me in charge for robbery. I know nothing about the money or candles, I never saw them."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have nothing further to say than that; she came at me with the basin, and said she would slay me. I looked up, and she struck me with the basin from the top step, and here is the mark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-654-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-654-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>655.
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<interp inst="def1-655-18700815" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def1-655-18700815" type="surname" value="HAM"/>
<interp inst="def1-655-18700815" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HAM</hi> (29)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-655-18700815" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-655-18700815" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-655-18700815" type="age" value="40"/>
<interp inst="def2-655-18700815" type="surname" value="GIBSON"/>
<interp inst="def2-655-18700815" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GIBSON</hi> (40)</persName>
<rs id="t18700815-655-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-655-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-655-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing two bottles of honey, six bottles of sauce, and other articles, of
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-145" type="surname" value="BLACKWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-145" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700815-655-offence-1 t18700815-name-145"/>Francis Blackwell</persName> and others, the masters of Gibson.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-146" type="surname" value="NEWNHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEWNHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi> 579). I went with Sergeant Hancock to 5, Fisher Street, Red Lion Square, the prisoner Ham's place, and found in a cupboard two bottles of honey, six of sauce, two of jelly, six of French capers, two of catsup, two of mixed pickles, one of preserved currants, four tins of preserved lobster, three boxes of sardines, five boxes of pre
<lb/>served ham and chicken, one box of fruit, and other articles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Ham.</hi> Some of the things belonged to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-147" type="surname" value="HANCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-147" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HANCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I took Ham—he gave me a wrong address at first, but subsequently I found he lived at 5, Fisher Street, Red Lion Square, and went there with Newnham—I took all the goods to the station, and showed them to Ham, and asked him to account for the possession of them—he said "I sha'n't say anything about them"—on the way to the Mansion House, next morning, he said "Those things were left at my house, by a man named William Gibson, to be taken care of"—he said William Gibson had been employed at Messrs. Crosse & Black
<lb/>well's, and had left about a fortnight—I asked him when he saw Gibson last—he said "Last Tuesday"—I then went with Newnham to Crown Street, Soho, where I saw Gibson—I said I was a detective officer, and had a man named Ham in custody—I said "He has been examined before the Lord Mayor to-day, charged with stealing cigars, and remanded; I have been to Ham's address with another officer, and searched it, and found a large quantity of essence of coffee, sauces, and other goods, bearing the name of Crosse & Black well; Ham accounts for the possession of them by saying that you left them at his house to be taken care of; how do you account for them?"—he hesitated for a minute or two, and then said "I sold them to Ham"—I said "Where did you get them from?"—he said "From Messrs. Crosse & Black well's, I bought them over the counter"—I said "How did he pay you?"—he said "Principally in cigars; he still owes me a little money"—I said "He says that you called there last Tuesday, at his house, and you left two bottles of Madeira jelly; was he to pay you for those?"—he said "Yes, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but he has not paid me"—I took him to Bow Lane station, and showed him all the goods mentioned in the indictment—directly he saw them he said "Why, he has kept all the things he had from me; he should not have had them if I had known this; he told me he had a customer for them"—Mr. Bell, manager to Messrs. Crosse & Blackwell, arrived then, and he repeated that statement to him—Mr. Bell said "Can you name anyone who supplied you with such articles as these; you know</p>
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<p>the counter men very well?"—the prisoner said "No, I can't; but really it is the truth about them"—I took him in charge—when I showed him the goods at the station, he picked out three articles; he pointed to those he did not pick out, and said "Those goods I had from Messrs. Crosse & Black
<lb/>well"—I produce all the articles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Gibson. Q.</hi> Can Liebig's extract and cocoatina be bought in any shop in London?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-148" type="surname" value="BELL"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-148" type="given" value="HENRY JOSEPH"/>HENRY JOSEPH BELL</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Crosse & Blackwell, 21, Soho Square—the firm consists of Francis Blackwell and two others—Gibson was in our employ, first as a loader, and afterwards he had a van—I have seen these goods—they are such as our firm deal in, and have our labels on them—they were kept in stock—Gibson would have access to all of them—we allow persons in our employ to purchase, over the counter, such goods as they might require for their own use—they have to obtain a pass before purchasing, which they have to give up to the gate-keeper—the passes are kept a week or a fortnight—a person in the employ would be allowed to purchase a bottle of jelly, under peculiar circumstances, such as illness in his family—if he wanted goods to supply other persons, he would not be allowed to have them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-149" type="surname" value="LETTFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-149" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LETTFORD</persName> </hi>. I am one of the counter men at Crosse & Blackwell's—I have heard the list of the things found at Ham's place read—Gibson has purchased none of those things mentioned of me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Gibson.</hi> I have had several things of you.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You perhaps have had half a gallon of pickles—I don't deny serving you with such things as those.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has he ever had any Madeira jelly of you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; nor French capers, nor essence of coffee, nor boxes of preserved fruit; and I don't remember four tins of preserved lobster.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-150" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-150" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FLETCHER</persName> </hi>. I am a counter man—I have heard the list of the articles read—I have never sold articles of that character, to Gibson, over the counter—I have not sold him anything for some months—I never saw him purchase any such articles as have been mentioned—he has purchased jars of pickles, but that was some time ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-151" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HALL</persName> </hi>. I am third counter man to Crosse & Blackwell—I have heard the list of articles read—I have not sold such articles to Gibson—I have not sold him French capers, or four tins of lobster at one time, or three tins—I never sold him cocoatina, or essence of milk—to the best of my belief I never sold him three tins of preserved lobster at one time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-152" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN STOPFORD</persName> </hi>. I am gate-keeper at Messrs. Crosse & Black
<lb/>well's—any workman bringing out any parcel or jar of pickles would pro
<lb/>duce a pass to me—Gibson has produced several passes during the last few months for half-gallon jars of pickles—he has not produced posses for such articles as Madeira jelly, essence of milk, or capers—I see the men all out of the premises at night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Gibson.</hi> He is not always there.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I get a week's holiday during the year—I have not been abesent since January—my holiday is to come.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-153" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-153" type="given" value="GEORGE ROGERS"/>GEORGE ROGERS YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs. Crosse & Blackwell, and Mr. Fish is the deputy cashier—it is my duty to give passes to workmen purchasing goods over the counter, on receiving the cash—I can't say whether I ever gave Gibson a pass for Madeira jelly, or tins of lobster, or French capers—I never had occasion to give passes to any one with tins of milk—the majority of these things I swear I have never given passes for.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM DAVID"/>WILLIAM DAVID FISH</persName> </hi>. I am deputy cashier to Messrs. Crone & Black
<lb/>well—I furnish passes to employees—I don't remember ever giving Gibson a pass at all.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18700815-655-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">GIBSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-655-18700815 t18700815-655-punishment-27"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with having been before convicted, in April</hi>, 1857,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-655-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-655-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18700815-655-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>
<hi rend="italic">to another indictment for stealing</hi> 193
<hi rend="italic">cigars, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700815-655-offence-2 t18700815-name-155"/>Charles Stephen Hodges</persName> and another, his masters.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18700815-655-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-655-18700815 t18700815-655-punishment-28"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM DASH</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700815-656-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously cutting and wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700815-656-offence-1 t18700815-name-157"/>Selina Ford</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-158" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-158" type="surname" value="FORD"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-158" type="given" value="SELINA"/>SELINA FORD</persName> </hi>. I was living with the prisoner as his wife, at 19, Devon shire Street, St. George's—on the night of 10th July I was in the Clyde public-house—the prisoner came there and wanted me to go home—I would not go at first—we then went to a beer-shop at the corner of Star Street, and got home about 12.30—we were both the worse for liquor—we had some words, and I opened the window and was going to jump out—the pri
<lb/>soner was sitting at the table—he had been cutting up some tobacco—when I opened the window he pulled me in, and tore down the back of the frock I have got on—I took the frock off and put on my black jacket—I took up the knife, and he ran down stairs after me, in the dark, and we fell down, and I felt I was cut—I did not know I was cut till I saw the blood, and I did not know where till after I was in the hospital—I found I was cut on my breast then—I was three weeks all but a day in the hospital—I don't know how the wound was inflicted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-159" type="surname" value="GUILFOYLE"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GUILFOYLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 190). At the time of this occurrence I was a police-constable, I have since resigned—on 10th July, about 2.45 in the morning, I heard screams in Devonshire Street—I went there, and saw the prisoner in the street, bleeding from the chest—he handed me this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it was shut—there were marks of blood on it—he said "I have stabbed my wife and myself three times; I don't care for myself, I hope she will get over it. God forgive me!"—I took him to the hospital, and when I got there I found the prosecutrix had been taken there before—the pri
<lb/>soner was sober then—there were appearances of his having been drinking.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-160" type="surname" value="ROUSE"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-160" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROUSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). On 10th July I went to the London Hospital and saw the prisoner—he was sensible, but very ill indeed—I said "I have come to take your statement, as the doctor says you are likely to die. You are charged with attempting to kill yourself, and also with stab
<lb/>bing Selina Ford"—he then made this statement, which I wrote down—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "I, William Dash, aged 29, now an inmate of the London Hospital, state as follows:—That at about 2 a.m., of the 12th instant, a quarrel took place between Selina Ford and me. She threatened when I came home from work about a quarter past 11 p.m. We then had some words; she was in a beer-shop with a man. I asked her to come home, but she would not. I pushed her. Got home about 2 a.m.; had more words. She left the house, I fetched her back; she was then nearly drunk, and said she would get drunk when she liked. She was going to leap out of the window. I pulled her back. She took my pocket-knife, which was on the table; I took it from her. She was about to leave the house again, and in the struggle I saw she was wounded, and I then stabbed myself three times."—I took that and read it to Selina Ford, who was in another part of the hospital—she made a state
<lb/>ment</p>
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<p>to me, which I also took down—I then went to the prisoner's bedside and read over to him what Sclina Ford said; this is the statement—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "I, Selina Ford, aged 29, lived with William Dash as man and wife about nine months. About 11 p.m. on the 9th instant I was in the Clyde public-house, Commercial Road. Dash was passing, when he saw me in there; he said 'Come home.' I said 'All right, wait a minute.' He said 'If you don't I will make you.' I said 'I sha'n't go at all for you.' He pushed and hit me in the mouth. A policeman was near, I said 'I will give him in charge;' he said 'I shall not take him, I will take you if you don't go home; never mind him.' I went down to the beer-shop at the corner of Star Street; both entered with other persons known to us. At 12 at night we took a pot of beer and went home. We then had a quarrel. I left the room; he ran after me into the landlady's back room, where he stabbed me. I said 'Bill, you have killed me.' He said, 'You have made me do it; kiss me.' I did. I ran into the street. I saw him plunge the knife into himself I fell, and two men picked me up. I did not see any knife until I was stabbed. Selina Ford, + her mark."—She afterwards said "I hope he will not be punished."—I read that to Dash, and he said Ford did see the knife previous to his stabbing her—when he was charged at the station, he said that he did it, that he deserved punishment, and he wished the case to be got over—that was what made him come out of the hospital before he was ordered—he came out on the Sunday instead of the Tuesday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He did not know my meaning when I said I had done it and I deserved punishment. I said I had stabbed myself, and the Lord had punished me for it; he was punishing me for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-161" type="surname" value="LEAPINGWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-161" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEAPINGWELL</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the London Hospital—on 10th July I was called, and found the prosecutrix suffering from a stab in the chest, between the third and fourth ribs, penetrating into the lungs—it was a dangerous wound for some time, and must have been given with some degree of violence—she is perfectly well now—the wound could have been caused by this knife—I also examined the prisoner; he had three wounds, two in the chest and one under the arm-pit—one of the wounds pierced the lungs—that might have been done with this knife also—he was in danger for some time—I saw him at Arbour Square about ten days ago, and I did not consider he was well then—he went out before I told him to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I don't see how I could want to stab Selina Ford, when she was going to jump out of the window, and I tried to save her life; and if she did not have some bad thoughts in her head, why should she take the knife off the table? If I had let her jump out of window there would have been no blame, I should not have been here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-656-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>657.
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<interp inst="def1-657-18700815" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-657-18700815" type="age" value="29"/>
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<interp inst="def1-657-18700815" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM DASH</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
<rs id="t18700815-657-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-657-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-657-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/> for unlawfully attempting to kill and murder himself.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-163" type="surname" value="GUILFOYLE"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GUILFOYLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 190). On 10th July, about 2.45, in the morning, I heard screams in Devonshire Street—I saw the prisoner in the street—he had a knife in his hand, and he was bleeding from the chest—he gave me the knife, which I produced in the last case—he said "I have stabbed my wife, and myself three times; I don't care for myself; but I hope she will get over it; God forgive me"—the knife was closed when he gave it me; but it had marks of blood on it—I took him to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-164" type="surname" value="ROUSE"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROUSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). I went to the London Hospital, and saw</p>
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<p>the prisoner—I told him I had come to take his statement—he made a state
<lb/>ment, which I took down in writing—this was part of it: "She was about to leave the house again, and I saw she was wounded, and I then stabbed myself three times"—I read it over to him, and he signed it—on the Sunday he was brought from the hospital and charged; he said "I did it, and I deserve punishment; I am anxious that the case should be settled."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> On both those occasions when he came to me I was in a very low state, and did not know what I did say.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He was in a low state; but he knew what he said as well as he does now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-165" type="surname" value="LEAPINGWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEAPINGWELL</persName> </hi>. I found the prisoner suffering from a punctured wound in the chest, puncturing the lungs between the third and fourth ribs, one just below that, and one under his arm-pit—he was in danger for ten days or a fortnight—the punctured wound must have been done with a consider
<lb/>able degree of violence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18700815-657-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18700815-657-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-657-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18700815-657-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-657-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-657-18700815 t18700815-657-punishment-29"/>Four Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>658.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED REYNOLDS</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18700815-658-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-658-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700815-658-offence-1 t18700815-name-167"/>Arthur Yeldham</persName>, and stealing therein four pairs of boots and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-168" type="surname" value="WILCOX"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-168" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILCOX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 251). On the morning of 28th July, about 5.15, I was in the Great Western Road, Kensington—I saw the prisoner carrying this bundle on his shoulder—I asked him what he had got in it—he said they were some things he was going to carry to a female institution—there is one near there—I said "Let me see," and I took it off his shoulder, put it on the footpath, and opened it—there was a coat, three table cloths, two covers, a shawl, and other things—I said they were men's things, and not likely to be taken to a female institution—he said "All right, I had them from a Mrs. Riley, at 2, Castlenau Villas," and he said his name was Reynolds; but after that he said "My name is not Reynolds, I sha'n't give you my name and address," in consequence of getting other people into trouble as well as himself—he said "I have been made a dupe of by other men"—I found a paper in the pocket of the coat, relating to some brandy had in at Mr. Yeldman's house—I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-169" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-169" type="surname" value="SCUDDER"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-169" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE SCUDDER</persName> </hi>. I live at Mr. Arthur Yeldman's, 50, King Street, West minster—the things in this bundle are his; they are worth 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether—I saw them safe on 27th July, about 11.15 at night—I went down stairs about 7.15 next morning, and found the house had been broken open, the shutters and the windows wide open, and the things taken—I shut the windows and barred the shutters inside the night before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-170" type="surname" value="BROOKER"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROOKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant T</hi>). On 28th July I received in
<lb/>formation, and examined the premises—Mr. Yeldman gave me this coat and knife, and showed me the window where the thief had entered—I went with her to Kensington Station, and she was shown these things by the inspector.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18700815-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18700815-name-171" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-171" type="surname" value="SCUDDER"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-171" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE SCUDDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I identify this coat, which the prisoner was wearing, as Mr. Yeldman's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I met three respectably
<lb/>dressed men near Turnham Green; they asked me to have a glass of ale. I consented. They asked me to convey the parcel to Hackney, told me to take off my coat and put on that coat, and they would give me my coat back when I delivered the parcel."</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I came in possession of the articles in the way you have just read. I am innocent of it, or of any idea that the things were stolen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in January</hi>, 1869, in
<hi rend="italic">the name of William Thrower—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-658-18700815 t18700815-658-punishment-30"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>659.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY THOMAS HESTER</hi> (28)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18700815-659-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t18700815-659-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>stealing nine dozen pairs of socks, and other articles, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700815-659-offence-1 t18700815-name-173"/>Charles Frederick Gross</persName></rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-659-18700815 t18700815-659-punishment-31"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1870.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18700815-660-offence-1 t18700815-name-175"/>Maurice Rudoff</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, and a necktie, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-176" type="surname" value="RUDOFF"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-176" type="given" value="MAURICE"/>MAURICE RUDOFF</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 9, Duncan Street—on 23rd July, about midnight, I was going down Petticoat Lane—the prisoner came up and caught hold of my coat sleeve, and asked me for some money for beer, I said "I won't give you any"—he knocked me down on the pavement, and kicked me with his boot till blood ran from my mouth—I got up and walked away—he followed me down Whitechapel, knocked me down again, and caught hold of my watch and chain—I called out "Police!"—a crowd came round, and he ran away—I got up and went to the station—I walked about till 2 o'clock in the morning, but could not see him—I was looking for him with a policeman on Sunday, and I saw him sitting in a public-house—he came behind me, and gave me a blow on the ear—I was frightened and went out the back way—I got a policeman, and gave him in custody—in the course of the struggle on Saturday my watch was broken; the chain was broken in three pieces.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I have known him this last six months, he kicked me in the neck, and left me bleeding. I saw him on the Sunday, and asked him what he struck me for, and I made a blow at him; he took out a knife to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I never had a knife in my pocket; I never carry one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-177" type="surname" value="TANS"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-177" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH TANS</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller, at 2, Goulstone Street—on Saturday evening, 23rd July, I saw a crowd in the street—I found Rudoff on the ground; the prisoner had him by the neck, and had got his watch in his hand—Rudoff took it away from him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN REEVE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 16). I took the prisoner—the prosecutor charged him with assault and robbery—he said "All right"—on the way to the station he said "I did not assault him, but the prosecutor and several others assaulted me"—at the station he asked the prosecutor not to charge him, and he would pay for whatever he had lost, and he said he had no intention of robbing him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there anything lost?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A necktie—I did not find it on the prisoner, or at his lodgings—he lodged at a common lodging-house—I went to his employers, and inquired about him, and they said he had been at work there, on and off, for the last five weeks.</p>
<p>
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<p>661.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LIWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-181" type="surname" value="MASTERMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18700815-name-181" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MASTERMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, at 26, Austin Friars—on Satur
<lb/>day, 23rd July, I was at Wimbledon—I had a gold watch with me worth 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I missed it at the Wimbledon Station, on my return home, about 8.40—I had seen it safe about ten minutes before—it had been attached to a chain, which I found hanging down—I did not see the prisoner at the station.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-182" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mrs. Barker, pawnbroker, 91, Hounds
<lb/>ditch—on Monday, 25th July, the prisoner came and pawned a watch for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Allen, 6, New Street—I gave information to the police the same day.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was in Mrs. Barker's shop with a man named Fluister, and saw this watch pledged by the prisoner—from what Mr. Smith said we followed him—I told him I should apprehend him on suspicion of stealing a gold watch at Wimbledon, on Saturday, the 23rd, the same watch that he had pawned on the Monday—he said "I pawned a watch on Monday, and you saw roe pawn it"—I asked him where be got it—he said "A man named Allen gave it to me, a betting man"—I asked him where he could be found—he said he did not know, unless it was at some of the places that betting men frequented—all that he knew was that he came from Birmingham—he gave a correct address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You knew the prisoner, did not you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, as a betting man, and he knew me—it was on the 25th I saw him pawning the watch—I will not say that I did not see him on the 26th, I might, and I might not—he spoke to me when I went into the shop, and when I took him on this charge he reminded me that I had seen him pawn it—he offered to go to Fleet Street with me to find Allen—he said that Allen wanted him to pawn the watch because he wanted to make a bet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18700815-name-184" type="given" value="ERICUS WILLIAM"/>ERICUS WILLIAM HALE</persName> </hi>. I am traveller for Messrs. Barker & Sons, vine distillers, of Bishopsgate Street—I have known the prisoner going into different public-houses—I have a slight recollection of a person named Allen—I don't know him particularly—on Saturday, 25th July, I was going through Primrose Street to a customer—I met the prisoner—he had promised me previously to take me to a customer over the water—he disappointed me several times—I upbraided him for not taking me there—he said he would take me on Monday—we went into the Grapes and had a glass of ale together, and he promised to meet me on the Monday morning at 11 o'clock—I met a man on the Monday, and we went to the Crown in Liverpool Street—the prisoner came in there—there was a conversation between the prisoner and the other man—I did not see a watch pass—the prisoner left the public-house and came back again, and they had some more conversation together—I told the prisoner I could not wait any longer, and I left—that is all I know about this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> All you can say is that the prisoner frequents public-houses, and was talking to a man named Allen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I know a person named Allen.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18700815-661-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<p>662.
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