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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>DAKIN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>FIRST SESSION, HELD NOVEMBER 21ST, 1870.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
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<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89,
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-3" type="given" value="CHANCERY"/>CHANCERY LANE</persName>.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED, BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>VOL. LXXIII.</p>
<p>SESSIONS I. to VI.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119,
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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, November 21st, 1870, and following days,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WILSHIRE BRAMWELL</hi> </persName>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT BESLEY</hi> </persName>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAKIN, MAYOR. FIRST 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>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1870.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEASLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—before going away I wrote to the police-station and said I should be away for some months, and suggested that the policeman on the beat should look after it—I had fastened all the windows the boarded up the windows on the lower floor inside, and locked them—the kitchen door was locked inside, and the key was left in—I looked the house up when I went away—I came lack on 23rd July, and found an entry had been made through a small window, 3 feet by 2 feet, in the kitchen; the bolt was forced and the boards broken down—I missed this clock, and that was the only article I missed—the glass at the back was very much cracked when I lost it; it has a new glass now—I am positive this is the clock—I called at the police-station on the 23rd, but the servants was out, and I saw him on the 24th—I recollect the prisoner being at my house twice, in that very room where the clock was, about ten days before I left—Mr. Scaley lives next door to me—I had never spoken to him until my return, on 24th July—there was a wall separating the two houses—the prisoner was not there when I spoke to Mr. Scaley—I next saw the clock when it was shown to me by sergeant Payne, on a Monday, the day that the prisoner was released from the Old Bailey.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Scaley lives next door to me—our gardens adjoin—there is a wall, 5ft. or 6ft. high, round the gardens—Mr. Scaley had a playground at the bottom of the garden, where his children used to play—Mr. Healey had been to my house twice; he called about a ladder that was against the house—I identify this clock by a fracture at the back of it, and also by a small mark in the figure "l" in the enamel—I did not see the clock until a month or two months ago—on 29th July Mr. Scaley asked me if I had lost anything out of my house; I said "I hare lost a clock, and that appears to be the only thing I miss"—he said that a man named Smith told him that he had bought a ticket of Healey, and that he told him that he cracked a crib next to Scaley's house, of a man who had gone abroad—I did not give information to the police about that—I had called at the police-station on the 23rd, before I spoke to Scaley—there were some plated goods in the house—they were in the same place as when I left them, done up in a parcel—I did not miss any other property—there were things in the house of the value of very nearly 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I think Scaley has been my neigh-hour for twelve months, but I was away four months out of the twelve—he was no friend of mine whatever, nor was the prisoner—I won't be certain whether Mr. Scaley told me where the person Smith lived, or not—I think he said he lived at Sudbury—I don't know whether he does—I don't know Smith at all—I have seen a chisel—it has been compared on an attempt at my front door—it exactly corresponded with the mark on the door, but an entry had not been effected through that door—I know nothing about the chisel, except by reading of it in evidence—Sergeant Payne brought it to my house—I have compared it with the marks on the window, and it does not correspond there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The conversation that I had with Scaley was at the end of July, long before the clock was found—the prisoner came to my house about a ladder which was against my house; it bad been put there by the proprietors of the house—I told him I was anxious to have the ladder away, as I should be away four or six months—there was a pier glass in the room, and he must have seen this identical clock in the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-28" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LUCY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Attenborough, a pawnbroker, of 32, Strand—on 9th April someone brought a clock resembling this one, and pledged it for 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the name of Thomas Edwards—I know Mr. Scaley—it was not pledged by him—I gave a duplicate to the person who brought it—it remained in our possession from the 9th till the 30th April, when it was redeemed by a female, who paid the interest and the principal, and gave me the ticket—I have the ticket here, with the name of Thomas Edwards on it, and dated 9th April.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know the prisoner—I have known Mr. Scaley about two years, as pawning things, jewellery and plate, on numerous occasions, extending on the whole two years—he never pawned anything but jewellery and plate—I did not have conversations with him—he gave me his address, and I knew who he was—he gave me his address at the Bank of England, and also his private address—the things he pawned would amount altogether to some few hundreds of pounds—I have seen him and conversed with him during the progress of this trial.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was a clerk in the Bank of England, we were led to believe—he always pawned in his own name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-29" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Smith, and have been recently married—my husband gave me the ticket of a clock pawned at Atten-borough's,</p>
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<p>in the Strand, either the Utter end of April or the beginning of May; I don't remember the exact day—it was about that time—I went and redeemed the clock; it vat pledged for 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I paid nearly 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this was the clock—the glass was out at the back, and there was no key—I took it to my jeweller's and had it repaired and cleaned, and a new glass put at the back—I delivered it afterwards to some person who came from Mr. Walls—that was four or five months after—this paper was brought to me on the day I gave it up—the clock was on my mantelpiece in my room—I treated it as my own.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had received directions from my husband before that piece of paper was brought to me, and I gave up the clock in consequence—I have seen the prisoner in London; not at Twickenham—I did not know his father till lately—he is a gentleman residing at Twickenham.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-30" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SMITH</persName> </hi>.—I live at Kilburu, and keep an hotel—I formerly lived at 3, Wilton Place, Regent's Park, and before that at Hampton—I was then a corn and coal merchant—I have known the prisoner some years—I left business for some time in June, and the prisoner managed my business while I was away—he had been my clerk about two years before—he was with me a short time—I gave him commission on what goods he sold—I think I have seen this duplicate—I bought it from the prisoner for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I noticed the name of Thomas Edwards on it—I bought it in my office at Hampton—he called on me, as he used often to do, and he said, "I have got the ticket of a clock; it is a very good one, and if you like I will sell it to you; "I said, "What do you want for it?" he said, "Half-a-crown," and I bought the ticket—that was about the latter end of April or the beginning of May—he said the ticket was given to him by a friend—I did not ask him who his friend was, or anything about it—I did not to to look at the clock; I always took him to be respectable, and I had no doubt about it—I gave the ticket to my wife, and the money to take the clock out of pledge, she took it to the jeweller's to be repaired, before it came to my house—we kept it in use from that time until 17th September, and it was given up to Mr. Walls' clerk, by my directions—Mr. Walk is a solicitor at Walbrook—I did not know whose solicitor he was then, but Captain Healey told me he was the prisoner's solicitor—at the time I gave up the clock the prisoner was in custody on a charge—I knew Mr. Scaley was a witness against him—I had heard the clock had been stolen—I gave it mp through speaking to Captain Healey about it—the charge on which Haley was in custody was referring to a child that one of my servants had given birth to—I was not a witness in that case—I was unmarried at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first heard that the clock had been stolen some time in July from Scaley—he wrote me a letter, and in consequence of that I had an interview with him—the prisoner was my clerk, at 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I knew his father, Captain Healey, living at Twickenham—I understand that Scaley is a clerk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-31" type="given" value="EASTERN"/>EASTERN COX</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Walls, solicitor, of 13, Walbrook—on Saturday, 17th September last, he sent me to Smith's for this clock—I took a note with me—this is it, it is in Mr. Walls' writing—I presented it to Mrs. Smith and received the clock from her, and I handed it to Mr. Walls; and on Monday, the 19th, it was given up to a police-constable, who took it away—Mr. Walk is defending the prisoner to-day—he appeared before the Magistrate for him on the original charge, and on this charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-32" type="given" value="BURNAND AMBROSE THOMAS"/>BURNAND AMBROSE THOMAS SCALET</persName> </hi>. I live at the Laurels, Belmont Road, Twickenham—I have been married five yeas, and have two children—my place is next door to Mr. England's—in April last my cook made a communication to me—it was on a Sunday morning; I am not sure about the date—my wife and the prisoner and one or two others were in the room—she asked me to come round and look at Mr. England's window, and the prisoner and myself went round to the side of my house—the prisoner jumped over the wall and merely looked in at the window—I said "Let us go down to the station and tell the police," or words to that effect—the prisoner did not seem very anxious to go—he said "Oh, never mind," or something of that sort—the window had been broken and the boards forced away and partly pushed in—I did not get over the wall myself—the prisoner came over the wall again and we went out together—we met Sergeant Payne and another constable—I told Payne that one of Mr. England's windows was broken; he said "That might have been done by a stone"—I said I did not think so, as it was a side window—he then accompanied us back to my place, and Payne got over the wall—we remained in my garden—Payne looked in at the window and made some remark; he said it was very mysterious—we then went to the bottom of the garden, where there were some footmarks on some newly dug ground—Sergeant Payne said "How do you account for those leading into your garden?"—I said one of my children had thrown a ball over and the nurse had gone to fetch it—the nurse could not get over the wall and she had some steps—that was a person named Mary Bishop—there were marks of the steps—I believe Mary Bishop came up while the conversation was going on, and she said "I got over to get the children's ball"—Sergeant Payne then went away—he came again in the afternoon, but I did not see him to speak to—I think the prisoner dined at my house that day—I was on friendly terms with him—I did not go into the house later in the day—Sergeant Payne did not go in that day, because he was alone—some time after this the prisoner made a communication to me with reference to another matter, and I gave information to the police and he was taken into custody, or surrendered—it was on a charge of concealing the birth of a child which was found in the river—I was examined as a witness against him before the Magistrate, and I was bound over as a witness—the prisoner was committed for trial to Newgate for the Session commencing on 19th September—I know Attenborough's, the pawnbroker's, at 32, Strand—I know nothing about the clock being pawned there—I Defer saw the clock till I saw it at Brentford in the possession of the police—I have an idea, but I never saw the face of the clock—I certainly did not pawn it—I believe I know when it was pawned—I know nothing about the duplicate in the name of Thomas Edwards—I saw the prisoner with a pawn ticket—some time in April I was at home on account of the illness of my children, and I saw the prisoner come out of his father's house with a parcel which I partly saw opened, and I saw a round glass which was cracked right across—that was the first week or week and a half in April—the prisoner went up to town with me that day—he said he wanted some money, and he wanted to know the best place to get it; I said I bad had a great many dealings with Mr. Attenborough, in the Strand, and he could not do better than go there—he went there, and I left him at the door of Mr. Attenborough's shop—I went in to Mr. Attenborough's; I had some interest to pay—I met him as I came out—he had to go somewhere else,</p>
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<p>and I met him two hours afterwards in Covent Garden, in the central row, and we retained to Twickenham together—he had a new hat on—he had not got the parcel when I met him in Covent Garden—I was on friendly terms with him up to the time at made the statement to me which I communicated to the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I taw the prisoner come out of his father's gate with the parcel—it was a brown paper parcel—I saw the back broken when we were in the railway carriage—he put it up in the first-class carriage where they put parcels; and when we got near London he took it down, and a portion of the paper was broken and I saw the round glass, tad heard a tick like a pendulum—he said he wanted to know where to get some money—he did not say what it was—I imagined it was a clock—I don't recollect that he said what it was; he might have done; I knew he was going to pawn it because he asked me where to get it pawned—he did not tell me it was a clock, and I did not see it, but it could not be anything else—I have not said anything before about having seen him come out of his father's house with a parcel and going to Attenborough's, or about the new hat—he had a new hat when he met me in Covert Garden—I never mentioned that before—I saw Lucy when we went into Attenborough's; he was there—I don't think he attended to me—I went to pay some interest, and I wanted to ask a question relative to some things there—I did my business and went away and left the prisoner there—there was a charge against Mr. Smith's servant for concealing the birth of her child—I was not a witness in the case against the girl—she was triad and acquitted—I was a witness against the prisoner on the charge implicating him with the woman in concealing the birth—my evidence was that he had thrown the body into the river—I said what he told me—I repeated it before the Magistrate and to the grand jury; they ignored the bill; the prisoner told me he had put it in the Belmont river, with half a dozen bricks round it—that was in substance what he said; there was a food deal he told me—I told the grand jury all that had been said—I am now living on my means—I have resigned my position at the Bank of England—I did to on 15th September—I was in the Bank when I gave my evidence to the grand jury, and I resigned after the bill had been ignored—I had 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year in the Bank, and I received a certain sum from my father's executors—I did not receive any pension from the Bank when I left—I sent in my resignation—I never spoke to Mr. England until the day or the day after he returned from the Continent—that was in July—I spoke to him and offered him anything he might want, something to eat, because he had cone off a journey—he declined that, and I don't think I spoke to him again that day; and the next day I asked him if he had lost anything out of his house—I did not mention Healey's name in any way, that I am aware of, either in July or August—I never spoke to Mr. England about the clock till he told me he had lost one—I believe I mentioned Healey's name to Mr. England, but not with regard to the robbery of the clock; I did on another matter—I did not tell Mr. England in July that Mr. Healey had cracked a crib of an American gentleman who had left hit house—Smith told me that, when at called at my house in July—he said he had got a pawn ticket from young Healey, and he asked me if it was all right—I said I did not know, and he said "He has cracked a crib, he says, next door to you;" he said the clock was so heavy that his wife had to take a cab to get it home from the pawnbroker's—I never wrote a letter to Smith in my life—I authorized a</p>
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<p>letter to be sent to him—I did not tell Mr. England in July that Smith had the clock—I never mentioned anything about it, to the best of my belief—I did not say to Mr. England in July or August that a man named Smith, who lived at Sudbury, had the clock that was stolen from his house; I swear that, positively—nothing of the kind took place—I re
<lb/>peated the conversation Smith had with me, to Sergeant Payne—it might be that I told Mr. England that Smith had told me that Healey had cracked a crib—I don't think I told Mr. England that Smith lived at Sud-bury; he did live there—I knew where to find him—I have never been inside his house, but I knew where he lived—I did not suggest to Mr. England to go to him—I know a man of the name of Robinson, a painter; he was called as a witness before the Magistrate in this case—he is here to-day—I saw him outside—he found a chisel in the garden next door but one to me—I was with him when he found it—I did not tell Robinson, before the chisel was found, that I had dreamed a dream, and that I knew where the implements were that had broken open Mr. England's house-certainly not; nothing about the dream is true—I have been asked about it before—what passed between Robinson and I was this, I went out to my gate with my father-in-law, and I had a little reading-lamp in my hand, Robinson was shutting up an empty house in Camden Villas, it was about 9.30 or 9.45, he complained of being ill, and my father-in-law said he could give him something that would do him good, for his gout, I went to my father-in-law's house and fetched it, and when I returned Robinson was just inside the garden of Camden Villas, shutting up the house, and as we were coming out of the place he picked up the chisel—we went to Mr. England's door—Robinson had the chisel in his hand, and he put it into a mark and said "Oh, my God, look here!"—the chisel was found just inside the garden—Robinson went in to shut the house, and I walked in too—I saw him fit the chisel to the mark in the door, and I heard what he said—I said nothing about dreams to Robinson—we did not search at all for the chisel; he stepped on it, I think; it was on the garden path—he picked it up and looked at it—I said "You had better keep that, Robinson"—he kept it two or three days, then I asked him to give it to me, and I left it at the police-station as I was going to London—the chisel was found about the end of August or the beginning of September—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was found about ten or twelve yards from the front gate; it might be a little more—I authorized a message to be sent to Mr. Smith, and he came to see me on 5th or 6th July—I did not say to him "For God's sake, destroy the clock"—I did not say "You bought the ticket of a clock; it has been stolen; smash it up; throw it into the river"—nothing of the kind; it is utterly untrue—the only conversation about the clock was what Mr. Smith told me himself—I did not say that I had broken into the house and taken some plate which turned out to be plated goods; that I had taken it and tested it—I never was in Mr. England's house but once in my life—Healey went with me on the Sunday morning when we met the constable, after we had seen the window—I believe I have said before, that Healey seemed unwilling to go to the police—I think I said so before the Magistrate, I won't be certain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Robinson was called as a witness for the defence at Brent-ford—he picked the chisel up and kept possession of it till I gave it to the police—he tried it to the front door of Mr. England's house—I did not say anything about seeing the clock coming up to London, because I did not</p>
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<p>know that it was a clock, or anything about it—I only saw the back of what must be a clock, and the glass was broken—the prisoner was represented by an attorney and counsel before the Magistrate—there was no one there for the prosecution—I resigned my situation at the Bank of England be-cause I put my name to a bill, and I knew that was instant dismissal; and I did not want to be dismissed, so I resigned—I know Healey's father; it was his bill—we had a mutual bill of accommodation between us—it was in consequence of a threat used by Healey's father that I resigned—I reported to the police the conversation I had with Smith, as well as to Mr. England—I sent a message to Smith, and he came to see me on horseback—the prisoner told me about the child being thrown into the river, and I communicated to the police—there was an inquest on the child after it was found—the prisoner said nothing to me as to giving evidence in that case—my father kept the Wellesley House, Twickenham, and I hate some money from him—the plate which I pawned was plate belonging to me; it was left to me by my father—Healey's was the first bill I ever put my name to—I have no bills of any sort out now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-33" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant T</hi> 19). In April last I saw Scaley and the pri
<lb/>soner together—Sealer spoke to me about Mr. England's window—I re-turned with them and went into Mr. Scaley's garden and got over the wall—I saw the window had been broken and the boards forced in—I noticed some footmarks on the border in the garden, that were evidently the footmarks of a female—either Mr. Scaley or the prisoner called my atten
<lb/>tion to it, and I saw the marks—the prisoner said "I have no doubt it was the servant got over after the ball"—Mr. Scaley said "Ask if anyone has been over," and the reply was "I got over after Tommy's ball"—I did not go into the house at that time—I went in the afternoon—I found the boards had been forced in and one of the doors broken—I found two bundles of plated things and one of silver on the carpet—I found a drawer partly open upstairs—it was full of clothes—there was no one in the house while Mr. England was away—there was no clock there when I went in—I learnt that the clock was missing after Mr. England came back—this chisel was brought to the station—I did not see the person who brought it, but I heard his voice and knew it was Mr. Scaley—the constable brought it in and gave it to me—that was in August, I believe—the front door had not been forced in any way; there was a mark outside, as if someone's foot had been against it—there was a slight mark of a chisel, but I did not open the door—it was a mark similar to that which the chisel would make—I was a witness against the prisoner in September last, on another charge—I received information from Mr. Scaley about the body of a child being in the river—the river was searched and the body was found with some bricks round it—Mr. Scaley and I were both witnesses in that case—the prisoner was committed for trial at the September Sessions, commencing Monday, the 19th—on Sunday, the 18th, I received a letter from Mr. Walls, the solicitor, of Walbrook—he was acting as the prisoner's attorney on the charge relating to the child—in consequence of the letter I went to Mr. Walls' office on the Monday before I came to this Court, and he then gave me the clock—he made a statement to me—I took the clock and made in
<lb/>quiries—I afterwards took the prisoner into custody as he was leaving the Court, on the 21st September—I saw Smith here after leaving Mr. Walls' office—Mr. Walls was present when I took the prisoner—he came out of the prison with him—I said he must consider himself in custody for a</p>
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<p>burglary in the dwelling-house of Mr. England, at Belmont, Twickenham, and stealing a clock during Mr. England's absence; and "I have the clock in my possession"—he said "Well, I suppose I must go with you, then?" "Yes, "I said, "you must go back to Twickenham with me"—he said "How are we going!"—I said "We will have a cab"—I called a cab; Mr. Walls wished him "Good-morning," and we drove to the Waterloo Station—nothing further passed about the clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the time I received the information from Mr. Walls the prisoner was in Newgate—I took him into custody on the Wednesday after the grand jury had thrown out the bill—this case is prosecuted by the Treasury, I believe—I know a man named Robinson who found the chisel—he is here to-day—I have known him nine or ten years—he is a painter, I believe—he has been taking care of two unoccupied houses adjoining Mr. Scaley's—I am not sure whether he is now, he was at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Robinson was examined as a witness for the prisoner before the Magistrate, and was bound over.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-34" type="given" value="MARY"/>MART BISHOP</persName> </hi>. In April last I was servant in Mr. Scaley's family—I re-member getting over the wall separating the garden from Mr. England's to get the children's ball—I used a pair of steps.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-35" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DENNIS</persName> </hi>. I am cook in the service of Mr. Scaley, at Twickenham—on Sunday, 10th April, I noticed the kitchen window of Mr. England's house broken—I went to my master—the prisoner was with him—I told him what I had seen and they went out into the garden.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mr. M. Williams</hi>). I had a conversation with Mr. Scaley about the clock—he asked me if I had bought the ticket of a clock from Mr. Healey, and I said "Yes"—he said "For God's sake get rid of the clock; smash it up; I broke into a neighbour's house and took the clock;" he said he also took some plate, that he tested it in his own room, and found it not to be silver, and be got rid of it—it is not true that I told him that Healey had cracked a crib belonging to an American gentleman, and that I had got the clock from Healey, or anything to that effect—I have given you as near as I can the conversation that took place between myself and Scaley about the clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This was in July—I can't say the date—I had got the clock then—I did not tell the police anything about it—Mr. Scaley sent me a message to go and see him, and I went on horseback, and then he made the communication to me—I went at his request—I believe my servant had been tried at that time—no, I think not—it was a woman of the name of Stratton—she was my only servant—that was before I was married—I did not say anything to Mr. Scaley about giving evidence, or about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not try and persuade him not to give evidence—I was away at the time my servant gave birth to the child—I was in Guernsey—when I returned, Healey gave up my business, and I did not see him for some time after that—it was a letter Scaley sent to me to go and see him—I have not got the letter—it was simply to say that he wanted to see me particularly—I rode up on horseback—he did not make the communication then; I went on another occasion; I had no one to hold my horse, and I called again—the conversation was at his house—I knew nothing of him until this affair about the child—I only knew that he lived at Twickenham—I did not tell the police I had got the clock, because he begged of me to keep it quiet—he said if it was found out he should get transported—he begged me to smash the clock, and said if it was traced to him, he would get transported</p>
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<p>—I knew I had got a stolen clock after this conversation—Healey was a friend of mine—I believe that Scaley gave evidence against Healey after he had made the admission to me—I told him I would get rid of the clock, and when I got home, I told my wife, and she said "We came by it fairly and we will keep it"—Scaley said it was a neighbour's clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. I also made a communication to Mr. Walls, the solicitor—that was about the beginning of September—it was daring the Session, when Healey's case was coming on for trial, about a week before, I should think.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLIT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>. the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-39" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MOLTON</persName> </hi>. I like at 1, Riley Street, Bermondsey, and am a journeyman lighterman—I was in charge of a barge called the Humber, belonging to Messrs. Ward & Son, on the evening of 2nd October—she was laden with coffee, raisins and figs—I left the barge about 7 o'clock, to go on board the ship to the mate—there were 50 boxes of figs on board the barge—I loaded and counted them—when the boxes were delivered there were only 48—I went on board the ship about 7 o'clock, and was about an hour away—when they were counted afterwards, there were only forty-eight—I told the mate of the ship, and my father told the police—this box resembles one of the fifty boxes I had in the barge—it is one of the parcel of boxes—I saw the prisoner about 7 o'clock—he crossed my barge to take this barge away—the brand on this box is the same as the brand on the boxes I had on the barge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was alone in charge—my barge had got athwart hawse of the tier—there was a good many barges in the tier—there were—I several other vessels near me—I could not say that they had man on board dare say I was absent three-quarters of an hour—I said I went at 7 o'clock, and returned at 8—it might have been longer than that—I have worked with Bush before—I worked for a fortnight in the same firm he was working in about three years ago—I did not speak to him on this evening—it was getting towards dusk when I left the barge—the figs were not under a tarpaulin; they were in oases—I tallied the oases in myself; no one helped me—I tallied them out—I did not see the two boxes afterwards—I knew the boxes contained figs—I did not go on shore—I had to go on board the ship.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thames Police Inspector</hi>). On the evening of 21st October, I took the last witness into the police galley, and rowed up to Blackfriars Bridge—I saw the prisoner in a skiff near the bridge—I found under the thwart that the prisoner Was sitting on, this blue pocket handkerchief, containing the figs produced—I asked him bow he accounted for the figs being there—he said be took them out of the barge he had just left—that barge was laden with bricks and sand—we took the prisoner into the police galley, and examined the barge—while we were doing so, the constable called out; "Make haste, he (meaning the prisoner) is taking the figs out of his pocket, and throwing them overboard"—I returned to the boat immediately, and took from his pocket a quantity of figs (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I asked him how he came in possession of them, and he said he took them out of the handkerchief—this box corresponds with the two that were stolen.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The skiff was about twenty yards from the barge to which the prisoner pointed—it was the barge he had been navigating that evening—I did not see the
<hi rend="italic">Humber</hi> athwart hawse the tier at all—I found some figs in the prisoner's pocket as well—I have known the prisoner about twenty years—he has always borne the character of a respectable honest man, and worked for large firms along the banks of the river—he said he took the figs from the barge he had just left—I did not see any figs in the barge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-41" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am delivery foreman at Fresh Wharf, City—on 1st October I delivered in this barge of Ward's 200 boxes of figs, marked "B. B., Bacchus figs"—
<hi rend="italic">this</hi> box is one of the same mark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Figs with that mark are consigned to various con
<lb/>signees—the number of boxes imported is very large indeed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-42" type="surname" value="PAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-42" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police</hi> 94). I was with Inspector Bennett, in the police galley—we went alongside the prisoner's boat, and I saw the hand-kerchief under the thwart—we then rowed back to the barge containing the sand; and while the inspector and the lighterman were on board the barge, I heard something being thrown overboard—I said to the prisoner "Don't throw any more over," and I went aft, and found that his pockets contained figs—I called to the inspector, and we took the figs out of his pockets.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-3-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ARGENT</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18701121-4-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18701121-4-offence-1 t18701121-name-44"/>Samuel Hodder Slade</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-45" type="surname" value="SLADE"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-45" type="given" value="SAMUEL HODDER"/>SAMUEL HODDER SLADE</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, and live at Torquay—on 3rd November I was staying at the Waverley Hotel—about 4 o'clock, on the afternoon of the 3rd I was standing near the Mansion House, in the crowd, and just as Prince Alfred was going to enter his carriage, I looked down and saw the ring of my watch hanging to the guard, and my watch in the pri
<lb/>soner's hand—he was in the act of passing it back in this way, and I seized his hand; but the watch was taken by someone—I called a constable, and gave the prisoner in charge—on the way to the station he asked me not to prosecute, on account of his wife and children, and he said he would give me 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., all the money he had in his pocket, if I did not prosecute.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was looking after Prince Alfred—I had never seen him before—there was not a very large crowd there, for London—I caught the hand that was nearest to me, and then I caught the man; the same man that had ray watch—I had been out since 8 o'clock—it was a foggy day; it was not dusky.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-46" type="surname" value="BUTTIRICK"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUTTIRICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 106). I was on duty at the Mansion House on 3rd November—I saw the prosecutor in the crowd—he called out suddenly that he had lost his watch, and he had hold of the pri
<lb/>soner—I took the prisoner into custody—the prosecutor said he had seen the prisoner pass the watch to another man—I conveyed the prisoner down Walbrook, and he begged the prosecutor to let him go, and said be would give him all the money he had—at the corner of College Hill he commenced an attack on me, placed his legs between mine, and endeavoured to trip me up; failing in that, he endeavoured to force me backwards, and clutched me by the hair—I called to the crowd to assist me, and two or three did assist me—I forced the prisoner into a shop at the corner of College Hill, and took him to the station, after the arrival of another constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-4-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-4-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in May,</hi> 1868.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-4-18701121 t18701121-4-punishment-2"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1870.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-5-18701121" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK WRIGHT</hi> (32)</persName>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18701121-5-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18701121-5-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-5-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18701121-5-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-5-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> to unlawfully obtain
<lb/>ing two sewing machines, with intent to defraud, having been before con
<lb/>victed of obtaining goods by false pretences—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18701121-5-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-5-punishment-3" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-5-18701121 t18701121-5-punishment-3"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>6.
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<interp inst="def1-6-18701121" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS ROCHESTER</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18701121-6-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18701121-6-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-6-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to two indictments for embezzling sums amounting to 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-49" type="surname" value="GREGORY"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-49" type="given" value="JOHN DAVIS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18701121-6-offence-1 t18701121-name-49"/>John Davis Gregory</persName> and others, his masters, </rs>
<hi rend="italic">who recommended him to mercy—
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<interp inst="t18701121-6-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-6-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-6-18701121 t18701121-6-punishment-4"/>Six Months' Imprisonment</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18701121-6-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<p>7.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CHARLES GIBSON</hi> (39)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18701121-7-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-7-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/> for wilful and corrupt perjury.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY, MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecutions, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-51" type="surname" value="TIVER"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-51" type="given" value="JOHN SURRIER"/>JOHN SURRIER TIVER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the City of London Court—I produce the minute-book of causes tried there—I have the original sum
<lb/>mons in "Henry Rogers v. David King" on 20th October, for work done, 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was not in Court—(
<hi rend="italic">The record was here put in, which stated that the cause was tried before</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-52" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-52" type="surname" value="ANDERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-52" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ANDERSON</persName>, ESQ., Q.C</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">deputy for</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-53" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-53" type="surname" value="KERR"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-53" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName>, ESQ</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">Judge of the Court</hi>)—The plaintiff and defendant both appeared, and judgment was given for the plaintiff for 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and costs, making 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is signed by T. J. Nelson—I was not present when he signed it—I know that he is never in Court when the cases are taken—I know this to be the minute-book—I do not write in it—Mr. Grant makes the entries; be acts as registrar—he is a clerk in the office—Mr. Commissioner Kerr is the Judge of the Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined. Q.</hi> Is this a book upon which you act?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes-moneys are paid in and paid out on this book—there is no other record of the proceedings—I have been there three year—I take the book into Court every morning, and take it out again after business is over, and I then find in it an entry of the business of the day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-54" type="surname" value="PRATT"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-54" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PRATT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Buchanan, of Basinghall Street, solicitor to King & Son—on 20th October I was present when the case of "Rogers v. King" was heard—I produce the original summons—Gibson was called as a witness, I believe originally at the suggestion of the Judge—the claim was for work done—Gibson was sworn, and I took notes of his examination—Mr. Grant, who was sitting as chief clerk, made entries in this book in my presence—Mr. Anderson, Q.C., presided over all the cases while I was there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Buchanan did not call the prisoner, and examine him as a witness for the defence—I do not think he called him, but he examined him at the suggestion of the Judge, and the solicitor for the plaintiff Cross-examined him—the defendant was cautioned at least a dozen times—he repeated it so often that I did not take it down—I did not make a selection from his evidence—the gentleman who sat on the Bench also took notes, but they were not so accurate as mine—the Judge said that he had not been particular in taking notes—(
<hi rend="italic">The witnesses notes were here put in, by which it appeared that the defendant said:</hi> "I was foreman, at least I considered myself as such; my wages were 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per week.")</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The cross-examination began after the witness was cautioned—he was cautioned many times—I believe it commenced where he said that out of the money he received he took 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for wages.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>. I did not take the whole of his examination down, because there was such a repetition that I did not think it necessary—I only took what I thought material—I took down everything very fair to the prisoner—I saw the Judge taking notes; I did not stop then—I do not think I left out a single word that would have been of importance to the prisoner—the Judge asked questions which I have put down as "By the Court"—there were one or two more questions by the Court, which I did not take down because I did not think them material—a paper was shown to the defendant, but I was sitting at the back seat writing, and could not see it—the prisoner said "I did not consider this to be a contract, as I was not fixed to time, and I had not to find materials—I believe I have put down that he said "I was not limited to the number of men I had to employ," or something very similar to it—I believe I took down the exact words——I will not say it is word for word—I made no selection; it is not verbatim, because I could not take it in shorthand—I did not see the paper, but they were placed in his hands, and the word "foreman" was on them, no doubt—he repeatedly swore that he was foreman, and on one occasion he said "I am foreman, and consider myself such."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. There was no qualification of the statement that he had no sub-contract—there was no qualification of his oath that he was receiving 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week in August and September—he asserted that he was foreman, and had no sub-contract—Mr. Weatherfield, the solicitor, who defends him now, defended him then, and asked him whether the 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. paid on the day he left, included 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for his wages.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-55" type="surname" value="BUCHANAN"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM RALPH"/>WILLIAM RALPH BUCHANAN</persName> </hi>. I am solicitor for Messrs. King & Sons—I attended the City of London Court when the case of "Rogers v. King" was heard—Gibson was not my witness—his name was mentioned in the course of the case, and the Judge said "If Gibson is here he can put an end to the case"—I said "Is Gibson here?"—two or three workmen said "Yes, he can be fetched in a few minutes"—he was put into the box, and the Judge said "Examine him"—I took no notes of his statement, but I desired my clerk to do so—I cautioned Gibson, and asked him if he had stated anything he ought not, or omitted anything—he said "I have not stated anything that is wrong, all I have stated is true."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have a great many cases in the Sheriffs' Court, and I have been in other Courts, and done a good many cases since that—in the course of my examination of Gibson I cautioned him, and so did the Judge—he said "I did not consider myself a sub-contractor, neither did I find materials," not all in one sentence but at different times during his examination—my clerk goes by his writing, I speak to the best of my memory—Gibson said two or three different times "I considered myself foreman"—he was asked "Were you foreman? and he said "Yes, I was foreman"—that was, I should judge, about the middle of my cross-examina
<lb/>tion—after stating what he did, I said "I will have an answer, yes or no, are you the foreman or not?"—at last he said, drawing himself up, "I was foreman"—when two papers were put into his hand, he said "These papers call me foreman"—I do not recollect whether they were in his writing, but according to my instructions a little boy wrote one, and the partner the other—the clerk was a boy who had only been there a fortnight, and did not know the difference between foreman and workman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I took proceedings against him within a few days.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANKLIN SIDNEY KING</hi>. I am in partnership with David King, at 5,</p>
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<p>Mitre Court, Aldgate—we employed the defendant for two jean, off and on; but never as foreman—we hare many foremen—their custom it to send up on Friday night, or Saturday morning, a pay-sheet, potting them-selves at the top as foreman, and the amount we agree to give them, and the men's names follow, and the rate at which they are to be paid—a pay-clerk would attend to pay them, who would be acquainted with the practice in our trade—on 2nd August we had stone work to do at Fenchurch Street and at Sandy's Row—the defendant gave me three two documents (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) relating to the work at Fenchurch Street, and another to the work at Sandy's Row—I had told him that he might go and see what he could do the work at Fenchurch Street for—he went and sawt he foremen, who showed him what was required to be done—he then prepared the contract, or list of prices—some conversation took place about some charges being more than they should be—he consented to reduce them, and initialled the alter
<lb/>ations—he had another copy, that he should know the price he agreed upon—I agreed the prices with him, and told him to get on with the work—I paid him money on account, from time to time, and produce receipts, be
<lb/>tween August and September, for work done and money paid—Mr. Marsh measured the work—on 15th September I wrote to the defendant, saying that we had been so busy for three or four weeks, that we had not Men able to measure him up; but that the work should be measured, and he should be paid on the Saturday morning—Mr. Marsh subsequently measured the work, and the defendant came, as usual, for his money—I said "Well Gibson, according to this account, it seems to confirm my suspicions that you have been considerably overdrawing; have you shown Mr. Marsh a copy of the account?"—he said "No, sir, I think it is all right"—seeing that there was very little coming to him, I did not feel justified in giving him any more till I had consulted my partner—afterwards we agreed to give him 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was considerably more than the work—I said "This is not enough to pay your men; bat you must have had the money, and I hope you will be an honest man, and pay your men with if—he said "Mr. Franklin, you need not be afraid, I never left my men unsaid yet; I will pay them on Monday morning"—(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's receipts for</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">were here put in</hi>)—I also paid the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for some work done at another place—the men had to work overtime there, and I paid for it—I never saw the prisoner after that till he was before Sir R. W. Garden—I was not at the County Court—the prisoner never sent is any weekly time-sheets, as my foremen do; but if he were a foreman, ho would not have had to send them in, as he would have been under the control of another foreman—four or five days after the sum
<lb/>mons for wages a pay-sheet came through the post, which, if he had been a foreman, should have been sent at the end of the week—one of the men had summoned for wages—a man named Noden snmmoned me—I never paid the prisoner 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week wages—he never appears in our books as foreman, and we never paid him wages as foreman—we found the material; we merely sub-let the labour—I allowed Gibson to go and select the stone, and he asked me to allow him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for doing so, and I think, in one of his contracts he charges it—those contracts are in writing—I never paid him as a foreman on any of those contracts—one order to go to the stone yard is signed as foreman—I suppose I did that in the hurry of busi
<lb/>ness, writing so many in the course of a week—nobody knows that better than be does—Messrs. Stewart ought to have had that order subsequently,</p>
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<p>the prisoner had no business to retain it—it would be a very common thing to fill up such an order with the word "foreman"—we wanted to give him a certain standing and authority to select the stone—he has, from time to time, sent in accounts for work done, besides his contract, which are signed in his own writing, and are all within twelve months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I keep books—our wages-book and our pay-sheets are here—this order to Messrs. Cooke, "Please deliver stone as selected by our foreman, Gibson, "was written by a clerk who had only been in our house a fortnight—there is a charge of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at the top of this sheet which Gibson sent through the post, but there is no name against it—I never interfered with the men, or gave them orders or directions—I dare say I have spoken to the men on the works, and may have told them to say something to Gibson—I do not remember telling the men they must work later, but I said to the men at Sandy's Row, the work must be done, you will have to work late—that was not in the way of taking it out of Gibson's hands—Gibson claimed a special sum on account of their working later—this was piece work—Gibson did not tell me he wanted so much for wages on Saturday night, he asked for money on account—he once showed me a weekly sheet on Saturday night; I think it was on September 10th, he wanted 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I gave him 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on account, and took a receipt,
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I said "How much do you want?"—he said "36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I said "You have been drawing pretty freely; if you do not mind, let me have a look at your wages" and he showed me a sheet or book—I had some suspicion, and cast up the column, and found it 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. short—he then cast it up, and said "Yes it is," and I took a receipt for the 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he carries out sums paid to McGee, Lott, Perkins, and Litchman, but he discharged those men himself—when he sent this account by post, I did not know what he meant—I have got the wages-book here, there is no payment in it of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week to him—if the men had been discharged by our foreman, they would have come to our office to be paid—I never saw this paper till it was shown to me at Guildhall—I believe it was a book that I saw.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>. Did not you make this alteration from 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I and did not the man check it in your presence? It is not much like my writing—I do not remember anything of the kind taking place; his altering the sheet would have nothing to do with me—the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. mistake in casting was in a book or on a sheet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. At the time the paper was put before you, did you write upon it? No, I only cast up the figures to satisfy myself—I did not notice whether any of it was in pencil—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">put in the paper which was with the sum of</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">but without the word "foreman</hi> ").</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-56" type="surname" value="MARSH"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-56" type="given" value="JOHN GEOROE"/>JOHN GEOROE MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am a surveyor, of 159, Fenchurch Street—I received directions from Messrs. King, to measure the work at Fenchurch Street and Sandy's Row, which I did with Gibson—he gave me the price at which he had got to do the work at Sandy's Row, and the price of the work at Fenchurch Street I got from Mr. King—I took the account to Mr. King on Saturday morning, Gibson was there—I told Mr. King, that Gibson had considerably overdrawn his account, and there was only 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. coming to him, which he would want for wages—the money he had received in previous weeks did not correspond with the work done in those weeks—I was present when Gibson undertook the work, early in August, he put his initials to the document.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Did you measure the work as between a foreman and his em
<lb/>ployer?</p>
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<p>Certainly not—I measured for Messrs. King, and considered the party on the other tide to be a sub-contractor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-57" type="surname" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-57" type="given" value="JOSEPH ALBERT"/>JOSEPH ALBERT BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs King—the weekly sheets pass through my hands—I never saw any weekly sheets of Gibson's—I never knew that he was working for Messrs. King, sub-contractor—I paid money to Gibson—if he had been a foreman he would hire sent weekly lists to the office, and the money would be paid by a pay clerk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The defendant came every Saturday—he did not come twice every Saturday—he never brought lists to me, nor did I ever see one—I sometimes gave him the money for the wages account, and sometimes one of Mr. King's—I gave him what was given to me—I cannot say that the amount always tallied with the amount of wages.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He never came as foreman to me—I never knew of his being paid 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-58" type="surname" value="COLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-58" type="given" value="SIDNEY HERBERT"/>SIDNEY HERBERT COLEY</persName> </hi>. I have been in the service of the Messrs. King about three months—prior to 13th September I had been there under a fortnight—I signed this order describing Gibson as foreman—I did not know what he was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am twenty-nine years of age—before this I had been at Mr. Mansfield's, the builders in Gray's Inn Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-59" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-59" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID KING</persName> </hi>. I was the defendant in the case of "Rogers v. King"—it is my son and partner who has been examined—I was present at the trial—the prisoner received 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 17th September—he could only hare had that as sub-contractor for the works.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that it was necessary to prove, under</hi>" 15
<hi rend="italic">Victoria, c</hi> 76,"
<hi rend="italic">that Mr. Commissioner Kerr had appointed Mr. Anderson, Q.C., to sit at his deputy in consequence of illness, and farther, to prove that Mr. Anderson was a gentleman of taken years standing at the bar, and was approved of by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, and therefore had lawful power and authority to administer an oath.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that unless</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">could show that Mr. Anderson had no right to sit as Judge it must be presumed that he was legally appointed.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18701121-7-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18701121-7-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-7-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury en account of the loom way into which the contract was entered.—
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<interp inst="t18701121-7-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-7-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-7-18701121 t18701121-7-punishment-5"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment,</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1870.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Reorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>8.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JONES</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18701121-8-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-8-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 3 cwt. of tallow, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18701121-8-offence-1 t18701121-name-61"/>Edward Richard</persName>-son and others.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METACALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Protection; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGHT</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-62" type="surname" value="NUTTER"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-62" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES NUTTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Dock Street, Wapping, and am watch-man to Edward Richardson and others, warehousemen, in Cinnamon Street, Wapping—I was on duty on the night of 25th October—about 8.30 I found one of the flaps of No. 3 warehouse open—I sent for the man to shut it; he did so, and we locked up No. 3 warehouse—we then went to No. 4, and as I was taking off the padlock one of the thieves came out of the loop-hole—I went in at the loop-hole and found the prisoner there, just abreast of the flap—I found some tallow packed in two baskets, and a bag—I sent for the police, and the prisoner was taken into custody—he had no business in the warehouse—he had been employed there about a week before.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The door of the warehouse was not open—it was shut at 6.30, when two men who had been at work there left, and I put on the padlock—the thieves must have got in before the men left—I have known the prisoner by sight—he was not drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-63" type="surname" value="RAY"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-63" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL RAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police</hi> 28). I was called to the warehouse and found the prisoner concealed in between some casks of tallow, with this lantern in his possession, and this iron bar lying near him—I found a cask turned down, the hoops knocked off, and the head taken out, and about 31/2 cwt. of tallow was taken out and put into some crates.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had the lantern in his hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-8-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-8-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>9.
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<interp inst="def1-9-18701121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-9-18701121" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def1-9-18701121" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="def1-9-18701121" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JONES</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
<rs id="t18701121-9-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18701121-9-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> for burglariously breaking into and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-65" type="surname" value="COTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-65" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-65" type="occupation" value="marine store-dealer"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18701121-9-offence-1 t18701121-name-65"/>Daniel Cotton</persName>, and stealing two coats, and 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-66" type="surname" value="COTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-66" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL COTTON</persName> </hi>. I am a marine store-dealer, of 30, Green Bank, Wapping—on Friday night, 21st October, I went to bed between 10 and 11 o'clock, leaving my house fastened up securely for the night—I got up between 5 and 6 o'clock in the morning—I found the sitting room window and the back door open, a hole had been cut through the door fur a hand to be put through and unbolt it—I missed two coats worth about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-67" type="surname" value="MCLACHLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCLACHLAN</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 81 A, Whitechapel Road—I produce a coat pawned about 10 o'clock in the morning of 22nd October by the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was pawned in the name of Jones—I had never seen the prisoner before—he was in the place a very few minutes—I am sure he is the person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-68" type="surname" value="DOUGHTY"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-68" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DOUGHTY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mrs. Dicker, pawnbroker, of 20, Hereford Place, Stepney—I produce a coat pawned by the prisoner on 22nd October, about 3 o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-9-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-9-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18701121-9-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-9-18701121 t18701121-9-punishment-6"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>10.
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<interp inst="def1-10-18701121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-10-18701121" type="age" value="59"/>
<interp inst="def1-10-18701121" type="surname" value="RANKIN"/>
<interp inst="def1-10-18701121" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="def1-10-18701121" type="occupation" value="post office labourer"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE RANKIN</hi> (59)</persName>
<rs id="t18701121-10-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18701121-10-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-10-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing, whilst employed under the Post Office, a post letter containing a pipe and case, the property of
<persName id="t18701121-name-70">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-70" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster General</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLADE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-71" type="surname" value="ROSE"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of High Street, Epsom—in the beginning of October last I had occasion to leave a meerschaum pipe with Mr. Scott, on the 4th, to have a silver chased band put on it, as the amber was cracked—it was in a case—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—I did not receive it back by post.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-72" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-72" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 36, Poultry—in October last I received a pipe from Mr. Rose, to be repaired—I gave instructions to my workman to repair it—he did so, and on 8th October I packed it up in a parcel, put a stamp upon it, and gave it to Fell, my young man, to post—it was directed to Mr. Rose, High Street, Epsom—I saw no more of it till 19th of October, when Mr. Swan brought it and asked me the value of it—I immediately identified it as the pipe I had posted; I can swear to it, there is a mark on it which I made to show where the band was to be put.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I also identify the case—it has my mark on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-73" type="surname" value="FELL"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-73" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED FELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Scott—I posted a packet for him on 8th October, at the Lombard Street Poet Office, at 6 o'clock; it was addressed to Mr. Rose, High Street, Epsom.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-74" type="surname" value="MCRRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCRRAY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant inspector of the Inland Department of the General Post Office—a packet coming from Lombard Street by the 6.50 despatch, on the evening of 8th October, would, on its arrival at the General Post Office, be taken out of the bag, put into a basket, and sent up the machine lift—the prisoner was employed as a labourer in that department—he was on duty there from 5 o'clock till 8.50—it was his duty to assist in putting the baskets containing packets of this description on the lift—he would have access to any of the packets.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the packet arrived at the General Poet Office it would be deposited in the newspaper department—there would be as many as 200 persons employed there—the packets come in a sealed bag; that would be opened by Newton, and the packets put into baskets, and the prisoner's duty was to put them on the lift to go up stain he has bean thirty-one years in the Post Office—his salary was 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-75" type="surname" value="PEREIRA"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-75" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES PEREIRA</persName> </hi>. I am assistant inspector in the newspaper department, which is above the Inland Department—the packets came up by a lift—a packet coming in by the 6.50 despatch would come up into my department about 7.30—at the close of the evening duty, at 8 o'clock, the packets would be turned out on a table ready for the midnight sorters, who would arrive at 10 o'clock—the prisoner was on duty in my department on the evening of 8th October—he signed the attendance-book from 4.45 till 9 o'clock—it was his duty, after the other men had all gone, to cleanse and sweep the office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The despatch is made punctually at 8 o'clock, and within ten minutes you would not see a man in the office—the prisoner would clean the office between 8 and 9 o'clock—I saw him there a portion of that time—I left about 8.15.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-76" type="surname" value="THORPE"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-76" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES THORPE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Wellington refreshment room, in Free-man's Court, Cornhill—I have known the prisoner by sight about four months—on 19th October he came to my place and showed me a pipe and case—he said he had it to dispose of for a gentleman—I told him I did not smoke pipes, and did not want one; but probably I could dispose of it—he said he would take 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—I said "No, I bought a pair of spectacles of you which were not worth the money, and I shall not give you 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it, for I don't want it"—I agreed to give him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I exhibited it at the bar, and sold it to Mr. Swan for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., next day—I was consulted by an officer from the Post Office, and I went to the Post Office, and saw the prisoner there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-77" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). In consequence of information, I went with Mr. Thorpe, on the evening of 20th October, to the General Post Office, and saw the prisoner come in with others—I went up to him, with Rumbold, and told him we were police officers, and that he bad been deal
<lb/>ing with property which had been stolen from this office—he made no reply—I said he would have to go up stain with us, and I said "You have been disposing of the pipe to Mr. Thorpe"—he made no reply—he was asked where he got the pipe from, and he said "I found it in the Old Bailey when I was going to my club"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure I mentioned Mr. Thorpe's name to him—he</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="187011210020"/>
<p>afterwards said he had sold the pipe to Mr. Thorpe, and he had also sold him some spectacles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-78" type="surname" value="NEWTON"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-78" type="given" value="ARTHUR FRANCIS"/>ARTHUR FRANCIS NEWTON</persName> </hi>. I am a sorter in the General Post Office—I opened the bag which came from Lombard Street by the 6.50 dispatch, on the evening of 8th October, and after examining it, I put the contents into a basket, for the prisoner to send up the machine, to the upper office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My duty terminates when I put the packets away, to go up the lift—they are put into a large basket, about 2ft. square, not covered—there was only myself and an auxiliary employed on that night besides the prisoner—I don't remember seeing the prisoner send the basket up the lift—there might have been half-a-dozen baskets—sometimes there are as many as ten.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-10-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>11.
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<interp inst="def1-11-18701121" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="def1-11-18701121" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH BROWN</hi> (16)</persName>
<rs id="t18701121-11-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18701121-11-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-11-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch and chain of
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-80" type="surname" value="BATCHELOR"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-80" type="occupation" value="builder"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18701121-11-offence-1 t18701121-name-80"/>William Batche
<lb/>lor</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</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="t18701121-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-81" type="surname" value="BATCHELOR"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BATCHELOR</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, living at Betchworth, Surrey—at 11.30, in the morning of 4th November, I was in Lower Thames Street, walking along the pavement—the prisoner put his arm round my breast, and deliberately took my watch out of my pocket—I said "What are you hustling me for?"—I looked down and saw my chain hanging—I
<hi rend="italic">grabbed</hi> at it directly, and took it out of his hand—I held him for a minute or so—he struggled and got away from me, and ran down the street a little way, and a policeman caught him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was near Billingsgate Market—he ran about twenty yards, or perhaps hardly so much—two persons tried to stop him; but he got away from them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-82" type="surname" value="MASSEY"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-82" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MASSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 766). The prisoner was given into my custody by the prosecutor, who charged him with stealing his watch—he said he did not do it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I wish you would settle it here."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-11-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>*</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18701121-11-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-18701121 t18701121-11-punishment-7"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>12.
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<interp inst="def1-12-18701121" type="age" value="18"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH MOORE</hi> (18)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-12-18701121" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-12-18701121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-12-18701121" type="age" value="29"/>
<interp inst="def2-12-18701121" type="surname" value="WEST"/>
<interp inst="def2-12-18701121" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH WEST</hi> (29)</persName>
<rs id="t18701121-12-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18701121-12-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-12-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="shoplifting"/>, Stealing thirty yards of cloth, of
<persName id="t18701121-name-85" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-85" type="surname" value="HAZLETT"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-85" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18701121-12-offence-1 t18701121-name-85"/>Alfred Hazlett</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-86" type="surname" value="SHEEN"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHEEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 756). On 2nd November, about 5.45 in the afternoon, I was in Fenchurch Street—from information I received I went to the corner of Lime Street, and saw the two prisoners coming towards me—Moore had something bulky under her cloak—I asked what she had there—she said "Eh?"—I said "What have you got there? put-ting my hand underneath her cloak—she dropped this roll of cloth, and they both ran away—I caught hold of Moore, and another constable ran after West—I said to Moore "Where did you get this from?"—the said "A woman gave it to me to carry"—I said "Where is the woman?"—she said "I don't know"—at the station she said a man gave it to her to carry—West said she knew nothing at all about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-87" type="surname" value="COATES"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-87" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COATES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 729). I saw the two prisoners in Lime Street, and a man with them—Moore had something bulky under her cloak—I followed them into Fenchurch Street, and overtook them, with Sheen—I placed my hands on both their shoulders and said "I believe you have something here which has been stolen"—Sheen took hold of Moore, and she dropped the cloth and ran away—West ran back—I stopped her, and took her to the station.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-88" type="surname" value="SCANNELL"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-88" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS SCANNELL</persName> </hi>. About 5.46, on this evening, I was in Gracechurch Street, just opposite Mr. Hazlett's—I saw the two prisoners standing in the doorway—Moore stooped down and picked something up—it was bulky—she put it under her cloak and walked away, down Gracechurch Street—West followed in about a minute—I went into the shop and said sometime, and the porter came out, and we followed the prisoners through Leadenhall Market into Lime Street—I left the porter to follow the prisoners, and I went into Fenchurch Street, and told the policeman—I saw the prisoners taken into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-89" type="surname" value="BRANFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-89" type="given" value="AMBROSE"/>AMBROSE BRANFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Mr. Alfred Hazlett, tailor, 87, Gracehurch Street—this roll of cloth is his—it stood in the doorway on the night of 2nd November—there is thirty yards of it—the last witness came in and spoke to the foreman, and we missed the doth—I went out with the witness and followed the prisoners and a man who was with them, and they were taken into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Moore's Defence.</hi> As I was passing the shop I met a man, he took me in the doorway, and asked me to carry the cloth to a cab, and be would give me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I took it up, and he gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; and I had it in my hand when I was taken. I did not know it was wrong. I was tipsy, or I would not have done it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18701121-12-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18701121-12-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-12-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">They both</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous conviction.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18701121-12-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-12-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-12-18701121 t18701121-12-punishment-8"/>Seven Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEST</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18701121-12-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18701121-12-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-12-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-12-18701121 t18701121-12-punishment-9"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>13.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK JAMES SHEVILL</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18701121-13-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18701121-13-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-13-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing three boxes and eighteen shirts, of
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-91" type="surname" value="MCINTYRE"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-91" type="given" value="PETER"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-91" type="occupation" value="warehouseman"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18701121-13-offence-1 t18701121-name-91"/>Peter Mclntyre</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-92" type="surname" value="HARBEN"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-92" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HARBEN</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Molntyre and others, warehousemen, of 9, Addle Street—on Friday morning, 28th October, I saw the prisoner come quietly up the stain, and deliberately take three boxes of shirts from the fixtures, and go down stain—I followed him, and overtook him about the middle of the street—I put my hand on his shoulder, and he dropped them on the foot-board of the Tan of a box maker who was delivering boxes at our warehouse—I had never seen the prisoner before—he had no authority to take the boxes; they each contained six shirts, and were worth 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were there other people in the place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-93" type="surname" value="FURSES"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEOROE FURSES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 140), I took the prisoner into custody—on the way to the station, he said "I was told to take them by someone else, and as soon as we got to the station, he would tall me who told him"—but when we arrived at the station he refused to tell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I said I could not tell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-94" type="surname" value="BATH"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-94" type="given" value="JOSEPH WILLIAM"/>JOSEPH WILLIAM BATH</persName> </hi>. On this day I went to the warehouse in Addle Street, to take some empty boxes there from a box-maker—I do not know the prisoner—he went with me that day; I know him by sight—I did not tell him to take anything away—he assisted me in taking some boxes in—I said nothing to him about bringing any out, I bad not to take any out, only to deliver empty ones there—I did not see him take these boxes, I was in the house at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi>—"I did not steal them, I was told to take them, they were repairs."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-95" type="surname" value="HARBEN"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-95" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HARBEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) Boxes are taken out to be repaired,</p>
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<p>but not sound boxes; these had goods in them, twenty empty boxes would not weigh what these did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> If I had thought it was anything wrong, do you think I should bare gone deliberately and taken boxes out of the rack while the gentleman was looking at me, and then walk past him down the stairs? It would be just like opening the prison doors and walking in, and shutting them upon you. Of course, when the chap who told me to go and fetch them, saw the gentleman stop me, he was nowheres.</p>
<p>
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<rs id="t18701121-13-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18701121-13-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-13-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction, in April,</hi> 1868—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Protection; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">defended Slater</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my pocket, as near as I can tell—they ran away, and were afterwards brought back by the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I caught Slater not more than forty yards from where the prosecutor was robbed—I am sure Slater was identified by the prosecutor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 74). I was in company with Stone—I saw the prisoners running, I stopped Dillon, took him back, and the prosecutor identified him—t cap was picked up in the road, which Dillon put on, and said was his.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor was a little the worse for liquor, he was not to say, drunk—I had been at his house, and we then went for a walk, and had a glass or two of ale—I am not aware that I said before the Magistrate, that there were four men; I will swear to three, I would not swear to four.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Dillon's Defence.</hi> I did not leave work till 10.20. I was walking along High Street, and heard a cry of "Stop thief!" ran, and the constable came and laid hold of me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. W. COOPER</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What by?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By your countenance, not your clothes—I was quite sober—when you got up I followed you down the road, and saw you pass the watch to another; the same man I had passed on the pavement.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman A R</hi> 17). I apprehended the prisoner from information received from the prosecutor—he was placed among six men, and the prosecutor picked him out without hesitation, in a moment.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 22
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<hi rend="italic">Before
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> A little after 7, a gentleman came tip and took your arm and mine, and we went into the "Ten Bells;" he asked you if you would have anything, and you had a glass of stout.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I had a little of it with you; I told you I was not accustomed to go into liquor vaults—the gentleman put us into a "bus—you paid for the omnibus—I told the officer that I had a half-sovereign in ray pocket the whole of the time, and I did not want you to know it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer W.</hi>) On 27th October, I was called to the Brixton Police Station—I saw the prisoner there—I told her the was wanted for stealing a mantle and umbrella from a woman on 6th October—she said "I met the woman at the Netting Hill Railway Station, I went with her to the river, and by the steamboat; on the steamboat I asked her to lend me the mantle to keep my cheat warm. After we left the steamboat I asked her to let me have the mantle to go and see my uncle, who was a superintendent of police at Brixton, as I did not like to go with the shawl I had got on. After leaving Brixton Police Station we went to the Victoria Railway Station, and she gave me her umbrella to get 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on, as she had not any money to pay for her luggage. I went and tried to get 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on the umbrella, being late I could not get it, when I came back the woman had gone. The mantle I am now wearing is the one I had of the woman"—the prosecutor said it was not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The prosecutrix said that I represented the super
<lb/>intendent to be my uncle, and I did so because I was ashamed that she should know I was a ticket-of-leave woman. I went to the police-station to report myself. I have tried hard to get an honest living, but I have no friend, and no one to help me. I did not steal the mantle; I have not taken the value of a pin since I have been out, and sooner than thieve again I would destroy myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-118" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH FLAXMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) She reported herself that day.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-19-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</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> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-121" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-121" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 7 Flower and Dean Street, Spitalfields—on Monday night, about 11.15, I was in Plough Road, and Mr. Tremlett came up—he asked me to go home with him, and he would give me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and plenty to eat—we went into a public-house, and he gave me a glass of rum—coming out I met my friend Ann Reding, and the prisoner said "Bring</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined I</hi> had never seen him before—I was walking along when I met him—I did not tell him that Ann Reding was my sister; I said she was a friend, and he said "Bring your friend with you"—I did not say that I was starving—the supper was on the table when we sent in—he said "Will you hare some pickles, there are plenty"—I went in the shop to get them—I don't know whether there was a till—he sent me three times for the pickles, and called me back, and the third time he struck me—I don't know what he struck me with—I hare been four times to the time of Detention to see him; he sent for me—I said I did not wish to prosecute because I thought he had had imprisonment enough, and he said he would give me a pound when he came out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-122" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN REDING</persName> </hi>. I live at 34, Wentworth Street I met the prisoner, and the last witness, at the Railway Tavern, at the side of the Grove Road—the last witness spoke to me, and the prisoner asked me if I would come to his place, and we went—it was a chandler's shop, and there was bread and cheese, and four bottles of liquors on the table—he drank one up—I don't know what it was—he sent Smith twice for some pickles, and he called her back each, time—the third time she went be struck her—he had a knife in one hand, and a stick in the other—she screamed—I tried to put her outside, and he made three attempts to strike me in the back—I pulled her out, and we met a constable outside.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Ann Smith did not ask for the pickles—he sent her to get them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHRIV</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 621). About 12.30, on Tuesday, 25th October, I was in Three Colt Street—I heard cries of "Murder?" and went to the door of the prisoner's house—I saw Smith com out, with her head cut—I asked her what was the matter; she could not speak, and the other woman said the prisoner had had her on the head—the prisoner came to the door—he had a stick in his hand—I charged him with assaulting Jane Smith.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. I</hi> saw no knife in his hand—the charge was charge of common assault.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the jury—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-126" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS McELIVER</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent to Messrs. Moses, Son, & Davis, manufacturers, of 107, Cheapside—the prisoner was a cutter in our employ
<lb/>ment—I received information, and on 3rd November I watched the prisoner at his board—as the men were about to leave I called them all into the office—I had previously missed a piece of cloth that had been on the front counter in the warehouse—when I called the men into the office I said "There is something wrong," and the prisoner pulled this piece of cloth from under his cloak and said "This is all I have got about me, for God's take say nothing about it, look over it this time"—I said "There is some-thing else about you," and I turned to go to the door—he took this piece of cloth from underneath the waistband of his trowsers, and threw it under the board—the cloth was warm when it was taken from under the board, and it was not there before he came into the room—I sent for a constable—the two pieces of cloth are the property of Messrs. Moses.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-127" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am in the prosecutor's service—on the evening of 3rd November I was working at the next board to the prisoner—about 6.15 the man at work facing me called my attention to the prisoner, and I saw him place something in the waistband of his trowsers—I went into the office and told Mr. McEliver—he called us all to come into the office—the prisoner hung back, and seemed as if he did not care to go in—I would not go in till I saw him go in before me, because I knew what he had—he showed this piece of cloth to Mr. McEliver, and I said he had got something larger than that; but he denied it—I saw him pull this piece of cloth out of the waistband of his trowsers, and throw it under the board in the office—I picked it up, and put it in Mr. Me Sliver's hands—it was quite warm—he had been cutting stuff like that during the afternoon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The second piece was not on me at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-128" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 20). I was called to the warehouse—Mr. McEliver gave the prisoner in charge for stealing those two pieces of stuff—he said "I admit having the small piece, but not the large piece"—I took him to the station—I went to his address, 2, Albany Street, where I found 43/4 gross of buttons, on cards—three or four yards of cloth, a shirt, a knife, and some shears, and a quantity of cloth cuttings—I went to the pri
<lb/>oner and asked how he accounted for the goods I had found in his house—he said "The buttons I have had by me three or four years; the cloth I bought turning out of Aldgate, and I have had the shirting and shears for many years."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> They are my property; I have had them by me for many years, when I was in business for myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-129" type="surname" value="MCELIVER"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-129" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS McELIVER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I identify these buttons by the pri
<lb/>ate mark upon them—the prisoner had no right to take them away—I can't swear to the shirting or the shears; we had a great many, and one pair was lost; but I cannot swear to them—there is a piece of white linen, with our private mark on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-130" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PAWLES</persName> </hi>. I am a cutter, in the prosecutor's service—on the 3rd November, about 5.50, I was at my cutting-board—I watched the prisoner; I had done so for a few days past—I saw him cut off some stuff which he was working on—he turned his back towards me and undid the front of his trowsers and put a piece in—I had spoken to the witness Scott before that—the foreman called the prisoner and Scott and myself into the room—I saw the prisoner take the piece of stuff out and throw it underneath the</p>
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<p>board—he handed another piece to Mr. McEliver and laid that was the only piece he had about him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> With reference to the things produced they are my own property, and as to the shirt buttons I never had anything to do with that class of goods while I was there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-21-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in July,</hi> 1866.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>22.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SULLIVAN</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18701121-22-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch and part of a chain, of
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Presecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-133" type="surname" value="STANBURY"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-133" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STANBURY</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, at 238, Edgware Road—on the evening of the 1st November I was in Little Moorfields, going to the Metropolitan Station—I met the prisoner, and as he passed me he jumped at my watch, snapped the chain, and ran off with it—I pursued him very closely—I saw a man stop him—this is my watch (
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-134" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-134" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT PURDON</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, in the employment of Mr. Wyman, of Fore Street—on the 1st November I was in Moor Lave, shutting a shop up—I beard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I saw the prisoner run round the corner into Moor Lane—I gave chase and caught him close to the police-station opposite Vine Court—he said "I am running after the thief—I said "Very well, if you are not the thief you have nothing to fear; you had better stop till they come up; "he said "Will you let me go I"—I said "No"—we had a struggle—I pulled him towards the station—the prosecutor came up and said "That is the man that has got my watch," and he guts him in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 160). About 10 o'clock on the night of 1st November I found this watch a few yards up Vine Court, where the prisoner had passed just before he was stopped—I found the how of the watch down one grating and part of the chain down another.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-22-18701121 t18701121-22-punishment-20"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18701121-23-offence-1 t18701121-name-138"/>Henry Franklin</persName> and stealing 124lbs. of beef and 114lbs. of mutton.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the prosecution and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. W. COOPER</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">defended Page.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-139" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HINRY FRAKLIN</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, at 2, Greets street have a shop there, and there is a door leading from the shop into the passage—on the night of 25th October I locked up ray shop securely about 9.30—thers Was about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of meat in it—I was aroused about 1.10 in the morning I had left some meat on the top rail and some on the bottom rail—it had I been moved when I saw it in the morning—the shop was broken open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not lose any meet.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-140" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EVANS</persName> </hi>. I lodge in this house—I came home about 1.15 with a friend, Mr. Frederick Wood—I saw the prisoner Field standing in the doorway of the house—I inquired if he lived in the house, and he said he did—I then went on to the corner of the street, and when I came back Field rushed out of the house and jumped into a cab—we ran after the cab to Newman Street, and then I stopped the horse, called a constable, and gave him in charge—I then ran home to see what he had done—I am</p>
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<p>quite rare he is the mm—immediately inside the front door then is a side door, which it the door of Mr. Franklin's shop—that door was broken open—the front door is Tory rarely opened—all the lodgers have a latch key.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-141" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-141" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WOOD</persName> </hi>. I was with Evans and taw Field rush out of the passage—I followed him with Evans to Newman Street—he was given in charge to a policeman, but he got away—I caught him three times and took him to the policeman, and the policeman got hold of me and asked why I did not pay the cabman his fare—he pushed the prisoner away and I caught him again—he told Field to take the cab away—I said he was not the cabman, and I wanted him to take Field in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HEATH</persName> </hi>. I am a lodger at 2, Grease Street—on this night, about 11.55, I saw the two prisoners—Field came up to me, and said "Have you seen my mate?"—I said "The chap that hawks meat with you?"—he said "Yes"—I said "There be stands, at the corner"—Field went after him—I am quite sure I saw both the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Page was about ten yards from me, at the corner of Rathbone Place—I have seen them hawking meat together—I came out of the house about 11.50, and I went back about 12.20—Franklin's door was not broken then—I can't say how many lodgers there are in the house; there are several.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-143" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BOYON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 55). I live just opposite the prosecutor's house—I saw the prisoners on this night at the Bricklayers' Arms, in Grease Street, about 11.15—I saw them again about 12.30 or 12.45 walking up and down, opposite the prosecutor's shop—I went up stairs and watched them out of my window—I heard someone call out "There he goes, stop him"—I saw Page ran down Silver Street, and the Other went down Rath
<lb/>bone Place—I knew the two prisoners—they have been together for the last ten yean, off and on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-144" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CARTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detection Officer E.</hi>) On the night after this alleged burglary I went to public-house in Eagle Street, Holborn, with Cham
<lb/>berlain—I saw the two prisoners there—I said to Field "I want to speak to you"—he came outside, and I said "I am going to charge you with being concerned with Page in committing a burglary at 2, Grease Street, on the morning of the 96th, about 1 o'clock"—he said "So help me God I was not in that street that night, and was home and in bed by 11 o'clock; I am not guilty"—I told him it was not for me to say whether he was guilty, I should take him to the station—he said "Who was it gave you the information, a man or a woman?"—I told him I should not answer that question.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHAMBERLAIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E.</hi>) I went with Carter to the Yorkshire Grey, and saw the two prisoners—I called Page out—he said "I know nothing about it, I was not near the shop the other night"—I said "Don't say any move till you know what you are to be charged with"—I then said he would be charged with breaking into the butcher's shop the night previous, with Field—he said "I was at hone and in bed by 11 o'clock"—I said "Well, you will have to go to the station"—he said "It is a very bad job, look after my little boy."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-146" type="given" value="JAMES THOMAS"/>JAMES THOMAS FEATHERSTONE</persName> </hi>. I live in Grease Street, opposite the prosecutor—I keep a grocer's shop—about 10.55 I saw Field go into the passage of No. 2—as he came out he pushed the door leading to the shop—he was in the passage about a minute.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-147" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH TWINE</persName> </hi>, I live at 2, Gresse Street—I occupy one part of the house, and Mr. Franklin the other—I know Field by him coming with</p>
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<p>Beat to our place—on the night of the burglary he came to me, and asked if Mr. Franklin had gone to bed—he said he wanted a board that Mr. Franklin had in his shop—I said They hare gone to bed, don't disturb them"—that was about 10.30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are six lodgers in the house—Chamberlain came and served me with a summons—I did not see Page at all—I was told it was Chamberlain served the summons—he as much as called me a liar because I said I had not seen Page—I was sitting up with my husband that night, and Mr. Evans came home, and said "Give me a light, and let me go up and see if my things are gone"—I went up with him; his things were all right—we Went down, and found Mr. Franklin's door open—he said "Go and cell Mr. Franklin, and tell him his shop is broken open"—Mr. Evans called out "I have got the man in charge," and he asked me to go and see if I knew him, but I was so frightened I did not go out of the house at all—the meat was hanging in the same place where I saw it in the evening, and Mr. Franklin said "Thank God, there is nothing removed"—Mr. Evans said he was afraid that the man had been up stairs, as he met him in the passage, and his room door was open.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-148" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FRANKLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The meat was removed from the upper hooks to the books below—it was moved about 3ft. from when I had left it hung up—the ceiling is 8 or 9ft. high—there is no ladder the shop.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. I. W. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-150" type="given" value="MATTHIAS"/>MATTHIAS MICHABLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, at 91, High Street, Whitechapel—I have had dealings with the captain of a ship called the Laura—he owed me 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I don't know Out order, I never gave anyone authority to sign my name to it—the order was given to me by the captain—I asked him for the money, and he said my partner had taken the money—(Order read: "If the captain of the
<hi rend="italic">Laura</hi> will be good enough to pay to my messenger the amount of the bill or return the clothes. Signed, Michaelis, 21st September, 1870").</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-151" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 570). I took the prisoner into custody on the 10th of this month, and charged him with forging Mr. Michaelis's name, and obtaining cloths and money to the amount of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. He said he knew nothing about it—at the station, he was charged with stealing goods of Mr. Michaelis, and this paper was shown to him—he said "That is my writing, I made it out for Mr. Michaelis, who I met at the docks; he received the clothes, and I carried part of them till we met a boy, and then he carried the parcel."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-152" type="given" value="JOSEPH FREDERICK"/>JOSEPH FREDERICK THORNDIKE</persName> </hi> I live at 8, Richard's Place, Rother
<lb/>hi the—about three weeks ago, I taw the prisoner carrying some parcels of clothes—I asked him if I should carry the parcel for him, and I earned it down to Deptford Station—he gave no 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., it was a paper parcel—I saw some coat collars—there was another gentleman with him.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I never saw the prisoner till he was In custody—I had a Norwegian in m? employ going about the Docks—he was my servant—he is not to be found.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-24-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>25.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HENSON SMITH</hi> (30)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18701121-25-offence-1 t18701121-name-155"/>Hans Johansen Moe</persName>, in his dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 5, Mayfield Villas, Dalston—on 28th October, I went out with the prisoner in the evening, and came home between 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning—the prisoner slept on the sofa in the room adjoining my bed-room—when I got up he was gone, and I missed my watch, and pane, and some money, and a pouch, and other things, of the value of about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw him a few days after in a small street near London Bridge, and he was wearing my coat, and had my umbrella in his hand—I took them from him—I said I would give him in charge, but he said "I will go and redeem your watch"—I walked with him, and he got away from me—I afterwards saw him at the police-station at Dalston—this is my watch and hair brush—I left the watch on the looking-glass in the same room where I went to sleep.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-157" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>MARTIN WARREN</persName> </hi>. I am mate on board of the ship
<hi rend="italic">Swearer,</hi> now in the Surrey Docks—I bought this watch for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner took me to the pawnbroker's, and got the watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-158" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-158" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker's assistant, at 49, Mile End Road—on 8th November, this watch was pledged for 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it was afterwards taken out by Smith and Warner—Smith produced the ticket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-159" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi> 570). I took the prisoner into custody—I told him he was charged with stealing a watch and other articles of a gentleman at Dalston—he said, "Can't we settle it amongst ourselves?"—I found this brush at the address the prisoner gave.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He was also charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-160" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NORMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Offer K</hi>). I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Monday, 23rd May, 1864,
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18701121-name-161 t18701121-alias-1"/>Charles Theodore Guldrundson</rs> </persName>, convicted of stealing a watch and a chain, and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of Peter Maundstron, and was sentenced to bekept in penal servitude four years.")—The prisoner is the same person—I have not the least doubt about him—there was a conviction of six months against him at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never went in any other name, and at that time I was employed in France.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-25-18701121 t18701121-25-punishment-21"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1870.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Bramwell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-26-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-167" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-167" type="given" value="JOSEPH ALBERT"/>JOSEPH ALBERT CURTIS</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 12, Tyssen Street, Brick Lane—about 2.45 on the morning of 17th October I was awoke by the police, and from information they gave me I went down stain, and found my faulight over the street door broken, and some clothes hanging out of the broken glass; they could be hooked out through the broken fanlight—I missed a shawl worth about 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-168" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BELSHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 154). About 6.15 on the morning of 17th October I saw Hitchcock and White and another man in Half Nicel Street—Hitchcock and White were each carrying a sack—they ran away—</p>
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<p>in consequence of information I afterwards want to 53, Old Nicel Street, and in the back room up stairs I found this shawl and twelve pairs of books.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-169" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT REASON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 87). About 2.15 in the morning of 17th October I saw Hitchcock pass me while I was in Tyssen Street about twenty yards from the prosecutor's shop—I did not see anyone with him or near him—I went on and I saw the fanlight of the prosecutor's house broken.
<hi rend="italic">Hitchcock.</hi> He is telling a falsehood in saying that I passed him; I can prove where I was sleeping till 6.15.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He was on the other side of the street, just under a lamp—I did not know him before—I saw him next at 9 o'clock in the morning, when he was taken—I can swear to him; he had a large black mark on the face, and the bruise has not gone yet; he had a different coat and hat on next morning—he was coming in a direction from the prosecutor's—he had no bundle or anything in his hand that I could see.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 63). I went with Belsham to 53, Old Nicel Street, about 6.15 on the morning of 17th October—I saw White and another man in the top room—I should know the other man if I were to see him—on going into the room they jumped out of the window into the backyard, and I caught White in the yard—it was a second-floor win
<lb/>dow about 30ft. from the ground—I found a shawl and a quantity of boots in the room—I knew White before; ha and Hitchcock are brothers—I hare frequently seen them together.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ENTWISTLE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 154). At 6.15 on the morning of 17th October I saw Hitchcock, White, and another in Half Nicel Street—Hitchcock and White each had a sack; the other man had nothing—Hitch-cock threw down his sack and ran away—the other two ran round the corner, and I lost sight of them—I picked up the sack that Hitchcock dropped—I counted twenty-eight pain of boots—this was about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour's walk from the prosecutor's; he has seen and identified the boots—I afterwards went with 52
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> to 53, Old Nicel Street—Smith was apprehended there—I found twelve pairs of boots and a shawl in a bed-room at that house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-178" type="given" value="OWEN"/>OWEN MOGRAHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 132). I saw Hitchcock and White in Half Nicel Street, each carrying a sack—I want round another street to meet them—I saw Hitchcock run down Hare Alley, and when he turned out of it he had no sack; I could not catch him—he got away—I after-wards went to 53, Old Nicol Street, and apprehended White—about half an hour afterwards I saw Hitchcock come to the house, 53, Old Nicol Street and I apprehended him—I told him it was on suspicion of stealing some boots from Hackney Road—he said "You are wrong; I can prove where I slept last night"—he said he went up to the house to look for a job—he had on a different hat and coat then to what he had when I first saw him—I had seen Hitchcock and White about the neighbourhood before.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-179" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). On 24th October, about 7 o'clock, I want to 13, Berkley Street, and there found Entwistle concealed under his mother's bed, naked—I told him I should take him into custody for being</p>
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<p>concerned in a burglary in Hackney Road that day week—he said "I am not the only one that is wanted; when I see Mr. Watson I will tell him the whole truth "(I had not mentioned Mr. Watson's name)—on the way to the station he said that Walter smashed the glass with an iron driver, and kicked it bigger with the the of his boot—Smith is known by the name of Walter—he afterwards said that Hitchcock was only employed to carry the boots; that he (Hitchcock) was not there—I apprehended Smith about 8 o'clock the same evening, and took him to the station, and Entwistle said in Smith's presence that he had smashed the glass and got through into the cellar and let him and White in—Smith said "Don't tell such lies"—Entwistle also told me that Smith burnt some papers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-180" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, of 72, Hackney Road—on Sunday, 16th October, about 10.30 at night, my shop was safe—on Monday morn
<lb/>ing, about 8 o'clock, I found the window broken, and the premises had been entered—I missed seventy pairs of new boots, and twenty-five pairs of uppers, worth about 56
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a copy of a will, and some bills of exchange—I have seen the boots found by the officers; they are part of what I lost—I sleep at the top of the house—the goods were taken from the floor above the basement—I heard no noise in the night—it is a four stony house—Smith had worked for me in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18701121-name-181 t18701121-alias-2"/>Walter Cole</rs> </persName>.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-182" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBIRT REASON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 87). On the morning of 17th October, about 2.15, I met Hitchcock in Tyssen Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Entwistle's Statement before the Magistrate being read, contained, in sub-stance, what the officer Leaker deposed to.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hitchcock Defence.</hi> I was going to work, and met the three prisoners—My brother asked me to carry the sack; had it been a stranger I should not have done so. I saw the policeman, and was told to throw down the sack. I was frightened, and did so, and ran away. I did not know the things were stolen, or what the sack contained. The other prisoners can prove me innocent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Entwistle's Defence.</hi> I can only say what I said to the officers, how the offence was done. I am not guilty of anything, I only went in at toe door; I touched nothing.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). Hitchcock was not concerned in the robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. He is no relation to me—I believe he is White's brother—I was only concerned in the robbery—I did not break open the premises—Entwistle struck the first blow, and got through first—I got through second, and White last—there were only three of us—we met Hitchcock in the morning, as he was going to work—that was about half-a-mile from the prosecutor's—the sacks were being wheeled in a barrow when we met him—it was about 5.45—White asked him to carry the sack—he did not know they were stolen—he did not know what was in the sack—he did not ask—White asked him if he would carry the bag for him, and he said "Yes"—if it had been a stranger he would not carry it; but he would for his brother—I did not hear anything said about where he was to carry it to—I did not know where they were taken to—I don't know 53, Old Nicol Street, or whether White lived there—I did not know where he lived—Hitchcock had on the same hat as when he was taken into custody; but not the same coat—I did not know where he lived—I have known him for years—the sack contained most boots—I don't know how many.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WHITE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). When Hitchcock met us, White asked him to carry a bag for him—he did not ask any question.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am Hitchcock's brother by the tame mother, not the same father—I helped to commit this burglary—I did not wish my brother to know what was in the bag—we met him quite accidentally—it was about ten minutes walk from the place that was broken into—I did not tell my brother what we were going to do—he lives in Half Nicol Street—I was taken in Old Nicol Street—that is two turnings off—I was not living there, a friend of mine was—I don't know his name—I hare known his three or four months—I jumped out of window—another man also jumped out—that was not my friend—I don't know him at all—he was not in the same room with me—we did not jump out of the same window, that I was aware of—no one jumped oat when I did—I never had any more of the property than was found; I swear that—I will swear those were the only taken from the premises—I carried the second sack, that contains the ten pairs of boots that were found—those and the sack Hitchcock had was the only booty that was carried away—the papers were burnt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A witness deposed to Hitchcock's good character; but Leaker, the officer, stated that he had known him for two years to be the associate of thieves.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HITCHCOCK</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">of receiving—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ENTWISTLE</hi>*—
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<hi rend="italic">of burglary—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-27-18701121 t18701121-27-punishment-23"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>**—(
<hi rend="italic">Who also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in February,</hi> 1869)—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-27-18701121 t18701121-27-punishment-24"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-27-18701121 t18701121-27-punishment-25"/>Fifteen, Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</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="t18701121-name-186" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-186" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE KHASER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—I lived with him at 16, Williams Mews, Hampstead Road—on 25th October, about 5 o'clock, went to Mrs. Clark's, at No. 18, next door but one to me—while I was there the prisoner came in—he came into the room where I was—I can't say what he did—I had no wound on my head or back when he came in—there was no one else in the room besides him and me—I can't tell you anything at all what it was done with—I was taken to the University College Hospital, and was there three weeks—I am an out-patient now, suffering from a wound on my back and head.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been married to the prisoner sixteen years—he has always been a kind husband, and treated me well—he was very much intoxicated when this took place, or he would not hare done it; he would not have interfered with me if he had not had too much—he is a kind, good man—on 29th April, 1869, he received an injury to his head through falling oat of a cart—he was attended by Mr. Lewis, a surgeon; since then whenever he has taken any drink it has had as effect upon him—he has always been a quiet inoffensive man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-187" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at Mrs. Clark's, 18, Williams Mews—on 25th October, about 5.30, I went home from my work about 5.50—the prisoner came and asked for his wife—Mrs. Clark told him she was gone across the market—he said "Will you allow me to search?"—she said "By all means"—he went into the room, and directly the woman came out screaming</p>
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<p>"Mrs. Clark, save my life, I am stabbed, he has got a knife"—I could not see into the room where they were—she rushed out of the room after being stabbed the first time, and came into my room—Mrs. Clark said to me "For God Almighty's sake, will you see the woman murdered?"—I jumped up, and caught hold of the prisoner, and said to him "Keaser, you rush into destruction if you murder your wife; you will be hung"—he swore an awful oath, and said "I will let you have it," and so he did—he struck at me twice, but the knife ran up the sleeve of my right arm, and did not take any effect upon me—I then got back from him, and got against the fire-place—he followed me up with the knife, and as I had nothing to protect myself with, I seized a small bit of a poker by the fireside, and laid "I will let you hare this"—he went back towards the window, and had the knife at me again—the witness Castle came up, and said "Keaser, let me have the knife, it will be all right"—when the prisoner first came in I heard him say to his wife "I will do for you this time"—that was after he had stabbed her first—I saw the blow on the temple inflicted in in room—I did not interfere till my landlady said "Mr. Brown, will you see the woman murdered."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never knew the prisoner before—I can't tell whether he was drunk or sober; but I am almost sure he was not drunk, for when I helped to take him to the station he gave a correct account of where his money lay in the room, and everything else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-188" type="surname" value="MOULTON"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-188" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MOULTON</persName> </hi>. I am a cabman, and live on the same premises as the prisoner and his wife—on the afternoon of 25th October, about 4.15, I heard a disturbance, and heard the prisoner call his wife a whore, or a bad woman, or something of that sort—she said "I don't daserve such treat
<lb/>ment"—he said "Well, out you go, you b—"—I then looked through the window, and saw him catch his wife by the shoulders, and turn her out of the door, and kick her after she was out—she said "Oh, my God, you have nearly killed me"—he then took her by the shoulders, and turned her out of the further gates—a little altercation took place between her and two women outside the gate—she said "I must go somewhere," and she then retired to Mrs. Clark's—I heard no more till I was putting my horse to, and the prisoner passed me, and almost momentarily afterwards I heard screams of "Murder!" and "Help!" from Mrs. Clark's house—I went there and saw Mrs. Keaser partly down the stain—she might have been three or four steps down, and the prisoner seemed to be behind her; whether he was shoving or striking her I could not say; it was dark, however; she fell into my arms—I took her into the mews, and then rushed up the stain, and saw the prisoner standing at the top of the stain with a knife in his hand, and Brown with a poker, standing in his defence—the prisoner said he would do for the b—lot—at that time, Castle passed me, and the prisoner said, "I will give you the knife, and no one else," and he gave it to him—I afterwards took Mr. Keaser to the hospital in my cab, she was bleeding from wounds in the head and back—I should say the prisoner was sober, and capable of undertaking any business he might be required to do.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not appear to be particularly excited, the same as a man would be that was in a passion—I said he was a very foolish man—I saw him at the station—I think he had had a little, but not so much, but what he perfectly well knew what he was about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-189" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-189" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-189" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 18, Williams Mews—on the evening of 25th October, the prosecutrix came in my room—the</p>
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<p>prisoner afterwards came up, and asked if his wife was in my place—I evaded the question, by saying I thought she had gone across the market—he said might he search—I said he might—he went into one of my rooms where there was no light—his wife had retired into that room, when she heard him, and she came out saying, "Mrs. dark, tare me?"—it was so momentary, that I could not tell by her appearance, what state she was in; she went into another room where Brown was sitting baring his tea—I asked him to save her, and then I went for assistance, the prisoner appeared excited; in fact, he would not have come into my room, if he had not been so—he had always been kind to his wife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-190" type="surname" value="CASTLE"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-190" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CASTLE</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 11, in the Mews—on the night of the 25th October, I heard cries of "Murder!"—I went up the stairs at Mrs. Clark's and saw the prisoner, and he gave me this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I went with him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had had a glass, he was not sober or drunk, he could walk as straight as I could.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-191" type="surname" value="RICKARDE"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-191" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND RICKARDE</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at University College Hospital—Mrs. Keaser was brought there on the night of 25th October—she was suffering from two wounds one on the head, and one on the back; that on the head was in the temporal region, the instrument with which it was inflicted, must have penetrated about two inches, it reached the bone, and then slanted downwards; it must have been a pliable instrument, and have glanced away at the bone; there was free hemorrhage the wound on the back had penetrated about three inches, it was in the dorsal region, it was not quite perpendicular, it had an upward direction, I should say the deepest point from the surface was about two inches—there was no immediate danger from the wounds, though they might have been followed by serious consequences she remained in the hospital about a fortnight, and is still under my care at an out-patient—the wound in the back bad gone through the clothes, I can't say what clothes, I think she had stays, and the ordinary woman's clothing—there must have been decided violence used, especially the head, the bone had impeded the progress of the knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-192" type="surname" value="WHEATLY"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-192" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WHEATLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 134). On the evening of 26th October, I was called from the Albany Street Station to go to the house—on my way, I met the prisoner being brought to the station by Cattle and the other witnesses—he had the appearance of a man who had been drinking, together with a little excitement—I received the knife from Cattle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-193" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-193" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a cow-keeper, of 12, Cumberland Street, Regent's Park—on 25th October, I saw the prisoner between 2 and: o'clock—he was very drunk—I left him in a public-house in Cumberland Market, still drinking—I asked him to go home; it was as much as he was able to take care of himself—I have known him ten years—he wet always very civil and nice when sober, but when he gets drunk, he is very quarrel-some—I heard of the accident to his head, but I know nothing about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-194" type="surname" value="DUMBLETON"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-194" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DUMBLETON</persName> </hi>. I am a hay salesman and farmer, at Purcell's Farm, Edgware—the prisoner has been very often employed by me—I saw him on 25th October, between 3.30 and 4 o'clock at my office, he was quite unable to take care of himself, be started very rambling statements, having no connection whatever between them; a gentleman came in, and I was vary glad to get them out, I had never seen him so before—I have known prisoner ten years, I always found him perfectly honest and industrious, and quiet.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He seemed like a drunken man in the worst stage of drunkenness, but not so bad that he would lie about the streets.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I heard of the accident he met with, and I hare been to see the doctor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-195" type="given" value="GEORGE DUMBLBTON,"/>MR. GEORGE DUMBLBTON, SENIOR</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">also deposed to the prisoner's good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on second Count.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> Recommended to mercy by the Jury, the accident to his head probably leaving him lets control, and being under the influence of drink.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. LIWIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">surgeon, of Paddington Street, Marylebone, sub
<lb/>sequently stated, that he had attended the prisoner for the accident, which resulted in concussion—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-28-18701121 t18701121-28-punishment-26"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>29.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROCO METELLI</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18701121-29-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously and knowingly uttering two forged promissory notes of the State of Sardinia, with intent to defaeud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner being a foreigner, the evidence was interpreted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-197" type="surname" value="HANDS"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-197" type="given" value="PHINEAS"/>PHINEAS HANDS</persName> </hi>. At the time in question I carried on business as a money changer, at No. 1, Strand—on the afternoon of 7th September the prisoner came to my shop and offered me these two notes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi> for 1000 live each, on the National Bank of Sardinia; in English money that would be 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each—they are very good imitations—he asked me to give him the value of them in English money—he produced these from a packet which he had in his pocket—I spoke to him in French—I did not give him the money, but, from what I noticed, I sent my clerk to some other gentleman to make certain, not liking the look of the notes—while my clerk was away I said to the prisoner, "I don't like the look of these notes, have you any others about you that I might choose from?" and he then brought out these fourteen notes—I said "Have you any passport to show me who you are?" and be brought oat his passport, which I detained, not liking the look of the notes or the man—I sent for the police, and handed the notes over to them, saying that the man could not give a proper account of himself, would they kindly make inquiries, and if they were satisfactory, they would give the notes back to him—the prisoner was in my office all the time—I spoke in English to the police, but I translated to the prisoner what I said—the officers asked him some questions through me—he said he was a commercial traveller, and I think he said he received the notes from some man at some hotel in Soho—he could not give a distinct number of the house, or the place where it was situated—he did not say what firm he travelled for—I think he said be came from Milan—he did not say he had received the notes from some man in Soho, he said he received them from some man in Milan, and he gave a reference to some place in Soho.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When I was asked for a reference, I said if they wanted to know anything about me they were to go to the Hotel D'Italie, in Soho Square.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, that was the reference he gave—he gave me that reference and the passport before the police came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-198" type="surname" value="REIMERS"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-198" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REIMERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 7th September I was sent for to Mr. Hands, and found the prisoner there—Mr. Hands gave me those two notes, and also the fourteen—I had the two notes in my hand, and I said to the prisoner, in English, "Are these yours?"—he nodded, and said "Yes"—I then said "Are the fourteen notes yours?"—he again said "Yes;"</p>
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<p>but seeing that he spoke imperfect English I requested Mr. Hinds to translate what I had to say to him—I am a German—I then asked him whether he could refer me to anybody in London who knew him as a respectable man—he wrote this on paper, "Hotel d'Italie, Mons. Polli, Soho Square"—I said "What does that gentleman know of you?" said "I am a silk merchant from Italy, and I go to Mons. Polli's Hotel, where I meet gentlemen of whom I buy goods"—he said that in French to Mr. Hands; I understand French sufficient to understand that he said "I buy silk at Polli's Hotel, but I don't know the gentlemen of whom I buy it"—I asked if he could refer me to anyone else who also knew him; he then became very sullen, and would not answer—I told him I had reason to believe these notes were false, and I should take him into custody, which I did—on searching him I found two pawnbroker's duplicates, dated 6th September, 1870; one for a watch and chain for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the other for a pair of solitaires and four studs 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of J. Metelli—found no money nor any scrap of paper of any description—he afterwards told me he was staying at the Charing Cross Hotel, at room No. 17 went there and assisted to search that room—his luggage consisted of three portmanteaus and a hat box—torn up in the grate I found pieces of paper which were afterwards pasted together, and proved to be a letter, dated Turin, from Metelli to Roco Metelli in London, and I see by the date of his passport, he was in Turin at that time—it is a receipt for a registered letter—I found very excellent wearing apparel in his portmanteau, but no papers of any sort, except a jeweller's bill, and no money whatever.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-199" type="surname" value="BERETTA"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-199" type="given" value="EUGENE"/>EUGENE BERETTA</persName> </hi>. I keep the Hotel Milan, in Denman Street, Golden Square—I don't remember when I first, saw the prisoner, but it was a few months ago—in June last he owed me 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for board at my hotel—he had come there several times to dine and breakfast—he was lodging at 9, Sherwood Street, Golden Square—on 22nd June, he showed me two notes for 1000 live each, and asked me to change them—I could not, but I offered to go with him to Mr. Baum's office, in Regent Street, where he changed them and received 76
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and English notes—he paid me 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold on account—he went back with me to my hotel; where he went afterwards I don't know.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I not come back to your hotel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, two months afterwards—not to reside there, you came two or three times without stop-ping—when you left in June you said you were going abroad—when you came back you said you had been in Italy—when you went to Mr. Baum's you wrote down your name and address on a piece of paper—I saw you writing—I did not see what you wrote—I did not know where you were domiciled in Milan.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-200" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-200" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-200" type="surname" value="PEARSON"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-200" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I am now a bullion dealer, in Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square—I formerly managed Mr. Baum's business—on 22nd June I purchased two notes of the National Bank of Sardinia, for 1000 live each—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them, No. 670—the other was sold before we had notice of its being forged, and it has not ret come back-speak as to the prisoner being the man I bought them of; but I remember Mr. Beretta being with him—I paid to the person 53
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in Bank of England notes, and 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold—I requested him to give a name and address, and he wrote "Nicol Romeo, 9, Sherrard Street"—I copied it into my book—I am positive that was the name he wrote, and not "Metelli"—I knew Mr. Beretta, or I should not have changed them—I had my doubts about them</p>
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<p>—I subsequently told Beretta they were false—I think it was on 1st July that I was advised they were forgeries—Beretta must have seen the prisoner afterwards, and he ought to have let me know.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-201" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-201" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-201" type="surname" value="BERETTA"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-201" type="given" value="EUGENE"/>EUGENE BERETTA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Mr. Pearson told me I need not men
<lb/>tion anything, inasmuch as the matter was put into the hands of the Italian Consul.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PEARSON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Mr. Beretta came to me with a paper, stating that he had found out the name was "Metelli," and some address in Italy—I told Mr. Baum about it, and went to the Italian Consul—Mr. Beretta called in the meantime, and I told him I could not tell him how to act or what to do, as Mr. Baum had not got further advice from the Consul.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-202" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-202" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-202" type="surname" value="MCKEOWN"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-202" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MCKEOWN</persName> </hi>. I am a bullion dealer, of 15, Fenchurch Street, City—on 18th August last a forgeries gentleman came to my shop to change notes—I could not swear it was the prisoner—he stood rather sideways, and he gave me three notes to change—I did not change them myself, I sent my clerk, Mr. Ward, to Mr. Venables, of the Royal Exchange—the foreign gentleman remained with me—Mr. Ward returned with 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in bank notes, and I gave 103
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to the foreign gentleman, deducting 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—the only way in which I can identify these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) as the notes I gave are because they have our stamp on them—I did not take the num
<lb/>bers—I could not swear to them—we generally put our stamps on notes—when the man came in with the notes I asked him what he wanted for them, and when we got a price out of him I told my clerk to sell them, and finish the transaction, and make no entry in the books—I have had to pay for them—they were notes like these 1000 live notes on the Sardinian Bank—I would not change them on my own judgment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-203" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-203" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-203" type="surname" value="HOPPER"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-203" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE HOPPER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Tenables, of the Royal Exchange—on 18th August these three notes of the National Bank of Sardinia were brought to me by a clerk of Mr. McKeown—I wrote Mr. McKeown's name on the back—I gave the clerk this cheque for 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the National Bank, where Mr. Venables keeps an account—we sent the notes to Italy and heard that they were detained—we did not get the money for them.</p>
<p>—Boss. I am a cashier at the National Bank in Old Broad Street—Mr. Venables keeps an account there—on 18th August I cashed Mr. Venables' cheque for 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave in payment these bank-notes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), four twenties and one ten.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-204" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-204" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-204" type="surname" value="WAGLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-204" type="given" value="ELISE"/>ELISE WAGLEY</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Charing Cross Hotel—on 18th August the prisoner was stopping there—on that day his bill amounted to 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; it was paid that day—I don't know how long he had been staying there—if it was paid with a bank-note it would be my duty to hand it to Mr. Higgs, the manager.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-205" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-205" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-205" type="surname" value="HIGGS"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-205" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HIGGS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Charing Cross Hotel—on 18th August, in the course of business, I received 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bank note, No. 33494—I have an entry of having paid it in to Williams, Deacon & Co., the bankers, next morning—I have not the date of it—I find here a 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note of that number.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18701121-name-206" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18701121-name-206" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-206" type="surname" value="HUNRAH"/>
<interp inst="t18701121-name-206" type="given" value="HEINRICH"/>HEINRICH HUNRAH</persName> </hi>. I am groom of the chambers at the Charing Cross Hotel—I know the prisoner—I keep an account of the time persons come and leave—the prisoner came there on 12th August, and left on the 18th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you remember that I had been there the previous year?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in 1869—after leaving on 19th August this year you returned again on 4th September; I have got it in the book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-207" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WINCH</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Charing Cross Hotel—I remember a person of the name of Metelli leaving the hotel on the evening of 19th August, to go by the mail train to Dover—I booked the luggage for Dover, and he took his ticket for Dorer—I hare the hotel luggage ticket that was issued for the 8.30 train.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-208" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WARD</persName> </hi>. I am station clerk at the South-Eastern Railway Station at Dover, and was there on the night of 18th August—to the best of my belief the prisoner is the passenger who tendered me a 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note on that night on the arrival of the 8.45 train from London, between 10 and 11—he wanted a first class ticket to Paris, which was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—he gave me this 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), No. 33494—I don't take the number, but I impress the ticket stamp on a portion of the note—as he was going to Paris, and as I had a quantity of French money on head, I asked whether he would take a portion of the change in French money; I spoke in Flemish, and he replied, in imperfect English, "What you like"—I thereupon gave him 250 francs in French gold, eight sovereigns, and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in French silver—I put the money on the end of the counter, and instead of counting it as an ordinary passenger would do, the whole was swept into his hand and deposited in his pocket, and he hastily left the office and went on to the platform, towards the pier—having such a curious customer I followed him on to the platform—I noticed that he was a foreigner there was not much margin of time for him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> In putting the change before me, did you not count it place by piece?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I put it in piles of 100 france and fifty, and the eight sovereigns in another pile, but I did not count it originally—I don't think you could see the English gold, and you could not judge of the number of napoleons; there might have been only four in each pile instead of five—I have no doubt I gave the exact change.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am cashier at the National Bank of Italy at Milan, and am a shareholder—the two notes uttered to Mr. Hands are forgeries; they are good imitations—the genuine notes are printed on special paper at Florence—I produce one of the genuine notes—these four-teen other notes are all forgeries, and are identical with the other two; the one uttered to Mr. Baum is a forgery, and the same as the others; the three with Mr. McKeown's name on the back are false, and of the same de
<lb/>scription.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you know if there is a money-changers at Milan in the Piazza del Pionel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were several; there was one of the names of Polli and Perelli; one of the partners of that firm was condemned to ten years' transportation and hard labour, for attempting to put forged notes of the National Bank in circulation.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you the cashier of that bank?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it is now styled the Bank of the Kingdom of Italy; it is made a corporation by the law of Italy, approved by the Parliament—this paper is a receipt given when a letter is posted to the person posting it—it would not be produced by the person who had to receive the letter in London.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-210" type="given" value="ALPHONSO"/>ALPHONSO GALEINI</persName> </hi>. I am acquainted with the Italian language, also with English—I have made an accurate translation of these notes; they are for 1000 live each, on the National Bank of Sardinia, payable on it demand to bearer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). These twenty-one notes which have been found to be forged were given to me as genuine, and I received them as genuine from the firm of Perelli and Polli, money-changers at Milan, at the beginning of April in the present year, in exchange for a certificate of Italian stock. Later I came to know that one of the partners was con
<lb/>demned to ten years' hard labour for having attempted to put in circulation forged notes. My good faith is proved by being in the company of Mr. Beretta when I changed the notes, and by leaving my address in London. If I had known they were forged I should never have sought the company of Beretta to have them exchanged, especially as he knew me intimately. After two months I returned to London, and continued to frequent the hotel kept by Beretta, who never told me anything about the notes being forged; on the contrary, he received me well; therefore, he could not have suspected they were forged. When I obtained exchange for three of the notes in the City, the clerk went out and returned and said they were genuine; therefore, that confirmed me that they were genuine. I was astonished, when I went to the third money-changer to have two more changed, to be told they were forged. I then gave up all the remainder that I had, my passport, and everything. I had no idea of it before then. If I had been a forger I should have acted in a different way. I should have tried to obtain change of the whole lot in one day, of different money-changers, and I should not have travelled with a passport in my own name; consequently, I protest that I am innocent I had two witnesses I had requested to attend, one of the name of Duncan, and the waiter at an hotel, whose name I don't now recollect; but it appears they are not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-29-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd; and</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1870.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18701121-name-212" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FLITT</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Hey wood & Co., Liverpool—on 19th August, some person applied to me for a draft for 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on our London agents, Barclay & Co.—this (
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