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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>DAKIN, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writters to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-3" type="given" value="CHANCERY"/>CHANCERY LANE</persName>.</p>
<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119,
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 30th, 1871, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-6" type="given" value="MONTAGUE"/>MONTAGUE SMITH</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">SYDNEY HEDLEY WATHRLOW</hi>, Knt., and
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-13" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAKIN, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIBTON</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E.</hi>) On Tuesday night, 3rd January, I was in Euston Koad, with Chamberlain, another detective—I saw the three prisoners, in company with a drunken sailor, who afterwards turned out to be O'Hara—I watched them, and saw them go into the "Euston Tavern," at the comer of Judd Street—they remained there about a minute—Kelly and Roach came out together—I placed myself in a urinal, close by the door, and I heard Roach say to Kelly "He says he is going to New York; he must have some
<hi rend="italic">chips</hi> to do that"—Kelly said "Then go in and bring him out"—Roach went in, and in about half a minute, Cann, O'Hara, and Roach, came out of the house—Kelly said "Old fellow, you are going to New York, so am I, come with me"—he then took him by the arm, and walked across into Judd Street, and just as he got into the middle of the street, I saw Kelly place his left hand in O'Hara's right hand coat pocket—O'Hara said "You blackguard, you are robbing me "—Kelly then struck him in the body with his right hand, and knocked him down, and his face came to the ground—the two women were walking behind—O'Hara cried "Police!"—I ran and caught Kelly, and detained him—the two girls looked round and saw me and Chamberlain, and ran away—I was within three yards of O'Hara when he was knocked down, Cham
<lb/>berlain was behind me—we were in plain clothes—a constable in uniform,
<hi rend="italic">E</hi> 217, came up at the time, and I gave Kelly into his custody, and said "Be careful of that man, he has got something in his left hand, see that he</p>
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<p>does not throw it away "—he was taken to the station, and Chamberlain and I took O'Hara there, and charged him with being drunk and incapable—at the station, I saw the constable open Kelly's hand, and take out four penny pieces—I then went to a public-house, in the Euston Road, and there saw Cann—I said "Annie, I want you"—she said "I have not done anything"—I told her I should charge her with being concerned with Kelly and Roach, in assaulting and attempting to rob a sailor, in Judd Street—she said "Strike me blind! I don't thieve! I am a prostitute, but you know I don't thieve "—I said "I know you do thieve, and you have been convicted for it times"—I took her to the station, absent for the divisional surgeon to examine O'Hara—there was a slight cut in his face, it was covered with blood, but nothing very serious—2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found in his trowsers pocket—he was fined 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. next day for being drunk—his right hand coat pocket was torn down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The sailor was quite drunk—when I first saw him, the two women were leading him, and Kelly was walking behind—when they came out of the house, I might be four or five yards from them—when he was knocked down, I was not more than three yards from them—O'Hara was too drunk to charge them—he said, next morning, that he missed a bottle of rum from his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cann. Q.</hi> Did you meet me in Gray's Inn Road, the night before I was taken in charge, and ask me about a girl who had stolen a watch and chain, and I said I knew nothing about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not say to you "Annie, you have had a pretty good run of it, I will get something up for you, one of these days; nothing of the kind; I don't know what girl you are talking about.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E</hi>). At 10 o'clock on Tuesday night, 3rd January, I was in the Euston Road, in company with Carter, and saw the two female prisoners with the prosecutor, and Kelly close behind—they went into the "Euston Tavern," at the corner of Judd Street—they were in there about a minute or so—Roach and Kelly then came out—Roach went in again—Cann and Roach then came out with the sailor—I was standing behind the railings, and heard Kelly say something about going to New York; I could not exactly understand the words—they went across the road, and just before they got to the kerb I heard the sailor say something about their robbing him, and no sooner did he say that than he fell to the ground—I saw Kelly's right hand go out—I believe he struck him in the body, but I did not actually see it—the sailor was hurt; blood ran down his cheek—he called out "Police!"—a constable came up almost at the same time—I assisted in taking O'Hara to the station—some time after, I went out and saw Roach in the Euston Road—I told her I should take her into custody for being concerned with Kelly for assaulting a man in Judd Street, and attempting to rob him—she said "Good God! Mr. Chamberlain, I know nothing of it; I saw the man lying down, but I don't know anything of it"—she was taken to the station—at the station the women said they had not been in the "Euston Tavern" that night, and had not had anything to drink with O'Hara.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know who Kelly was—I first got his name at the station—I saw him searched, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. taken from his hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 217). At 10 o'clock on Tuesday night, 3rd January, I was in the Euston Road—I heard a cry of "Police!"—I ran up to the place in Judd Street, and there saw O'Hara—he said he had</p>
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<p>been knocked down, and attempted to be robbed—I saw Chamberlain and Carter, and they said "Take that man to the station, be careful, he has got something in his hand"—I took him to the station, searched him, and he had 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in coppers in his hand—I found 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the prosecutor's browsers pocket—his right hand coat pocket was torn—I went with Chamberlain, and took Roach into custody—she said she knew nothing about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-29" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN O'HARA</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor—on Tuesday, 3rd January, I was paid off from my vessel, about 12 o'clock in the day, and was going to Liverpool to join another vessel—I took a good deal of liquor at parting with my friends—I got as far as the Midland Station, and then found I could not get on to Liverpool that night—I spoke to the railway constable, and he got me a lodging—I came out again, and treated him, and was somewhere about the Euston Road—I remember seeing Kelly in a public-house looking over my shoulder while I was treating the railway man—when I came out the man struck me—I fell, and my face was cut—I had 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I left my ship—I had a bottle of rum in my coat pocket; my pocket was torn and the bottle taken out—I did not lose any money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't tell who took the bottle of rum—I lost it at the time I was tumbled on the street—I can't say what time of night it was—I was in two public-houses before this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cann. Q.</hi> Did you take us into the public-house to treat us?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know—I know nothing at all about you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the umbrella 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and the hat 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I went home when I came to myself, and the next day I went to the police-station, where I saw the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I was not drunk in the beer-shop—my deposition was read over to me before the Magistrate, and I signed it—it was read in English, and then some one told me in German.</p>
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<p>when we came outside he followed us, and then struck Morris, and threw him down, knelt on his chest, and tried to get his watch away—he was tearing open his coat—I ran for a policeman—there were several men there, but I only noticed the prisoner; some of them were sitting on his legs—when I came back with the policeman, Morris was lying insensible, and the prisoner and the other persons were gone—I saw the prisoner the next day, in a beer-shop, and gave him into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a skin-dresser, and live at 2, Samuel Street, Spitalfields—I was with Morris, at this beer-house, last Monday—I saw Morris go out—I went out about five minutes after, and saw the prisoner sitting on Morris's breast, and tearing his coat open—there were several persons there, sitting on his legs and beating him—somebody went for the police, and they all ran away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi>). Last Tuesday, the witness Brown pointed out the prisoner to me, and I took him into custody, for being concerned with others in stealing a watch—he said "Why did not you take me last night, when I was fighting?"—I said "I was not there"—he was placed with several others at the station, and was identified by the whole of the witnesses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was very drunk the night before last, and I know nothing of the watch."
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence:</hi> I know nothing of the watch or chain.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The following Prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<lb/>ing three receipts for the payment of 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 30
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognizances to appear and receive judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-50" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DEAR</persName> </hi>. I keep the "Wilton Arms," Knightsbridge—on 16th January, about 12.30, a lad named Goodridge came in for a quartern of
<hi rend="italic">Old Tom</hi>, that is, gin—the barmaid served him, and put it into a bottle which he brought—he gave her a half-sovereign, which she gave to me, and I found it was bad—I spoke to the boy, sent him out with the gin, and fol
<lb/>lowed him—he went up to the prisoner, who was standing about twenty yards from my house—he spoke to the lad, but I did not hear what he said, but the lad said "Yes, I have got it"—I told the prisoner he must go with me, as he had been trying to pass a bad half-sovereign, through the boy—he said "It is all a mistake, the boy came and asked me if I was the person who sent him for the gin"—he kept the bottle in his hand—I gave the half-sovereign to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOODRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am getting on for fourteen years old, and live with my father, at 41, Kensington Road—on 16th January, about 1.30, I saw the prisoner at the top of Kensington Street—he said "Will you go on an errand for me?"—I said "Yes; where to?"—he said "Get a bottle of
<hi rend="italic">Old Tom</hi>"—he got a bottle out of his pocket, and gave me a half-sovereign—I went to Mr. Dear's, and said "A quartern of
<hi rend="italic">Old Tom</hi>"—he served me—I gave him the half-sovereign, and he gave it to the barmaid—he said some
<lb/>thing to me, and I went out with the gin in the bottle, and saw the prisoner on the other side of the way, not in the same place as before, but a very little way from it—I went up to him, and he said "Have you got it?"—I said "Yes, I have;" and Mr. Dear came up and took hold of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-52" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HORRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman V</hi> 112). I took the prisoner, and found on him two florins, a sixpence, a threepenny-piece, and a penny, all good—I produced the half-sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-sovereign is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I picked up the half-sovereign in a piece of paper. I had a doubt about it being good, so I sent the boy with it. I know I have done wrong.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-151-18710130 t18710130-151-punishment-11"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROBERTS</hi> (21)</persName>
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<lb/>lawfully having counterfeit coin in their possession, with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 123). I was on duty with Potherell, on 14th January, in Fore Street, and saw Roberts—I watched him six or seven minutes—Churchlow joined him; he came out of the "Golden Lion" with this glass ornament in his hand, and joined him—I watched them into Falcon Square, and saw Churchlow go into a baker's—he came out in a few minutes, and was followed by Potherell, who took him—I took Roberts, and as I was taking him into Mr. Mitchell's shop, he dropped these two bad florins—I then opened his hand, and took from it three bad half-crowns, two of which were done up in paper—I went to the shop, and Brown gave me this piece of a bad half-crown, and told me in both prisoners' presence that she gave the other piece back to Churchlow—I took Roberts to the station, and found on him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money, and on Churchlow 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—when the charge was read, Churchlow said "I am guilty"—Roberts said "I have nothing to say"—I went back and picked up the other portion of the bad half-crown on the same side of the way as Churchlow had walked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-57" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am shop-woman to Robert Mitchell, of Falcon Street—Churchlow came in and asked for two penny biscuits—he put down a half-crown, which the little girl gave to me—I bent it in the detector, and gave him the largest portion back—he said that he had just received it for a basket—this (
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are two pieces of a bad half-crown—these three half-crowns and two florins are all bad—the half-crowns are from the same mould as the one uttered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Churchlow's Defence.</hi> I kicked against a parcel of money, and went into the baker's shop. I did not know it was bad till the lady broke it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Roberts' Defence.</hi> I was not aware they were bad till the party came out of the shop, and when I put my hand in my pocket to give the money to the constable, it dropped.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-152-18710130 t18710130-152-punishment-12"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-153-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEDGARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Milton, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wilson.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-62" type="given" value="JOSEPH JAMES"/>JOSEPH JAMES CURLING</persName> </hi>. I am a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers—in October last I was looking about for a pair of horses, for riding and driving—my attention was called to this advertisement, in the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, on 14th October—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Horses—together or separate. One of the handsomest pair of Brougham, landau, phaeton, or riding geldings in London; six years old, fifteen hands 3in. high, step exceedingly well together, equally good in single harness; colour, a beautiful rich brown, with breeding and sub
<lb/>stance; good hunters; masters of sixteen stone; one a perfect charger, and carries a lady; owner a private gentleman. Will give a written war
<lb/>ranty. Allows twenty-three days' trial, and accept a moderate price when approved of. Coachman, 28, King's Mews, South Street, Park Lane, Hyde Park, W.")—In consequence of that advertisement I went to King's Mews, South Street, Park Lane, on that same day, Friday, 14th October—I saw the prisoner Wilson in the mews—he gave the name of Davis—it was between 12 and I o'clock in the day when I went there—I asked Wilson where 28, King's Mews was, and then I said I had come for some horses that were referred to in this advertisement—I had the advertisement with me, which I had cut out of the paper—he took me to the stable, opened it, and said those were the horses referred to—there was nobody else in the stable besides Wilson then—I went in and looked at the hones—in a few minutes afterwards the prisoner Milton came in, and Wilson introduced me to him, saying "This is the owner of the horses "—I told Milton I had come in answer to that advertisement, and should like to look at the horses, upon which he showed me the horses in the stable, and asked me if I would like to see them come out—I said "Yes"—they were taken out suc
<lb/>cessively, into the mews, for my inspection—Wilson took them out—I had some conversation with Milton as to what the horses had been doing—he said they had lately come up from the country, and that he wished to dis
<lb/>pose of the horses, on account of the death of his father, one of the firm of Scott & Co., the well-known bankers—at the time Milton made that</p>
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<p>statement, Wilson was in the stable; he had just brought one of the horses in—Milton said his father had lately died, and his mother and he wished to dispose of the horses on account of that death—I asked the price of the horses—he said 100 guineas—he said I could take them home on trial, and he urged me to do so, for twenty-eight days, saying he would give a written warrant ry with them, and that if the horses were not approved of before the end of that time, the money would be returned—this is the warrantry he produced; my name and the date were not then filled in. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Received of Mr. J. J. Curling the sum of 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., for my pair of geldings, which I warrant sound, six years old, and free from vice; quiet in double and single harness, and to ride; good hunters, and quiet to carry ladies. If the pur
<lb/>chaser should not approve of the horses within twenty-eight days, he has the option to return the horses to me, and I agree to return the purchase-money in full" Signed, "Alfred J. Scott; October 14th, 1870.") Milton was about to insert my name; there was some difficulty about spelling the name, and I wrote it for him—I then gave him a cheque for the amount—he produced pen and ink—I produced a blank cheque, which I always kept in my pocket—I was about to cross the cheque, when Milton requested me not to do so, as he wished to get the money immediately—in consequence of that request I did not cross the cheque—it was payable to bearer by my bankers, Cox & Co., of Craig's Court—I should say I was there altogether about twenty minutes—I requested that the horses might be sent home by 3 o'clock that afternoon, to my house, 10, Stanhope Gardens—the horses came a little before 3 o'clock—I had given directions to my coachman to take them to some stables that I had engaged, in the Brompton Road, as my own stables were not ready—I went to the stables in the Brompton Road, that afternoon, for the purpose of trying the horses—they were put into a break; my coachman went out in the break with me, and some man stood behind, one of the persons from the livery stable—I drove the horses myself—I had considerable difficulty to begin with, in getting them to start at all; my coachman tried first, and failed, and then I tried; after getting them to start they started off at a good round canter, for a little distance; I then drove them round by the South Kensington Station, about half-a-mile, and before I had gone that distance one of them
<hi rend="italic">roared</hi> very much; I then just drove round to my house, a distance of about three-quarters of a mile altogether—they were entirely unfit for my purpose, or rather one horse was unfit, being an evident
<hi rend="italic">roarer</hi>, and that spoilt the pair—being dissatisfied with them I sent them back to the stables, and next morning I went to South Street—I did not see either of the prisoners there—I left a note for the coachman, Wilson or Davis, requesting him to come and take the horses away, and on the next evening, about 8 o'clock, Wilson came, with another man—he was shown into my study—he said that Mr. Scott would be very sorry that the horses did not suit me, and that he would take them away—I requested that a receipt might be given for the horses, which I wrote out, and requested him to sign—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he was unable to write, and I wrote his name, and he put his mark—he gave me the name of Thomas Davis. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "15th October, 1870. Received from Mr. Curling, of 10, Stanhope Gardens, two horses, bay and brown geldings, the property of Mr. Scott, of 20, Aberdeen Place, Maida Hill; also their clothing. Thomas Davis, X his mark.") Milton had told me that he had a house close to there; but he and his mother were now living in lodgings, at 20, Aberdeen Place, Maida Hill—the horses were taken</p>
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<p>away from the stables—I went to 20, Aberdeen Place, on the Saturday afternoon before this interview with Wilson; failing to find the coachman at the mews, I drove straight there, being anxious to settle the question at once—I inquired for Mr. Scott, but was not able to see him—in consequence of that I wrote a letter on that same Saturday evening, and received this in answer. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Liverpool, October 20th, 1870. Sir,—I am sorry to hear the horses did not meet with your approbation, as I am compelled to remain here with my mother, who is dangerously ill. In all probability I shall return on the 25th, and will call on you the following day and fulfil my agreement with you by placing 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at your bankers, to your credit. Trusting this arrangement will not inconvenience you, I am yours, A. J. Scott.") I did not have the 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. placed to my credit, nor have I ever received any amount—I wrote again, and received this reply. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Liverpool, November 2nd, 1870. Sir,—I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 24th ultimo. I shall return to town on the 14th or 15th of this month, and should prefer to pay you then, rather than forward my cheque in a letter. However, if this arrangement should greatly incon
<lb/>venience you, please to inform me per return, and I will adopt some other plan. Yours, A. Scott.") I have never received a penny of the money—I gave the cheque to the prisoner, believing his statement that he was a gentleman, and the son of the late well-known banker, Mr. Scott—it was upon that representation that I parted with the cheque—finding I could not get the money, I was advised, in the beginning of January, to go to South Street again—I went disguised, with whiskers and moustache—I saw both the prisoners there—I am certain they are the same men that I had seen there on 14th October—a statement was made by the prisoner's Counsel before the Magistrate; other than that, I have no doubt whatever that they are the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>. As far as I could judge, one of the horses was sound; I did not examine him carefully—if sold alone, he might have been worth 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I bought them as a pair—the other was a
<hi rend="italic">roarer;</hi> I believe
<hi rend="italic">roarers</hi> are sometimes very good horses in other respects—the interview on the 14th lasted about twenty minutes, it took place partly in the yard, and partly in the stable—I think there was another man in the mews at the time, there was nobody else in our party—there is a row of stables there—it was between 12 and 1 o'clock in the day; I am sure about the time, it was as near 12.30 as possible; I left the War Office at 12 o'clock that day, and went straight up there—I was not talking to anybody else in the yard besides these two men, nor in the stables; I went the wrong way in the mews, at first, and I had to ask my way—I had never seen the men before—when I went on 6th January, and saw Milton there, he did not represent himself as Scott, but as Milton—he gave me some warranties, signed "Milton," not with his address—I went through the form, exactly as I did before, of asking for the horses, and asking for a warranty—I went to see what warranty would be produced, and he showed me a warranty signed "Milton"—I think on some, "Milton's Livery Stables" was on the top, and on some not; I think the warranty shown me was without that, but I cannot speak positively as to that—the letters from Liverpool, and the warranty of 14th October, are evidently in the same handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>. The horses were trotted up and down the mews by Wilson; I am confident he is the man—I did notice the man</p>
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<p>who brought the horses in the afternoon, they were brought in front of the house while I was at luncheon, and I gave directions to my butler to go and speak to him, I did not go myself—I did not see the man who after
<lb/>wards brought them to the stable; it was the same man who ran the horses up and down that came to me on the Saturday evening, to take them away. (
<hi rend="italic">Charles French was here called in.</hi>) I do not believe that is the man who ran the horses up and down the yard—I will swear the other is the man—only one man ran them up and down—I don't believe I have ever seen that man (
<hi rend="italic">French</hi>) before—to the best of my belief he is not the man who ran the horses up and down the yard—when the horses were brought to my house, I don't think I went out and gave the man who brought them two florins for bringing them; I will not swear that I did not; my impression is that I gave the money to my coachman to give to him, that I did not go out, that I saw him through the window, and the general idea I had of him was that he was not the same man I had seen at the stable—to the best of my belief, I did not go to the door and speak to the man; if I did go, it would be to take the money to the man—I gave some money, and I think two florins was the amount, but I really don't remember for certain how it was given; I have an idea that I had not got change, and that I got my butler to give it to him—I should have said 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was the amount I gave—I feel positive that the man who came to me on the Saturday evening was the man I had seen in the mews.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On 14th October, had not the man you call Milton slight whiskers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I believe he had, very slight dark whiskers, just a few hairs.</p>
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<persName id="t18710130-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-63" type="surname" value="DOWSETT"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-63" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DOWSETT</persName> </hi>. I am coachman to Mr. Curling, and was so in October last—he had given me some directions, on 14th October, about some horses that would be brought—on that day two horses were brought to my master's house—I do not see the man here who brought them, it was neither of the prisoners; I did not see more than one man—the horses were taken round to Cape's stables, in the Brompton Road, by the person who brought them; I was with him—in the afternoon, the horses were put in a break, and I went out with my master—one of them was a
<hi rend="italic">whistler</hi>, or
<hi rend="italic">roarer</hi>, broken winded, and also a
<hi rend="italic">lifter</hi>, and a
<hi rend="italic">jibber</hi>, he was not fit to drive—we were out with them about an hour—they were then taken back to the stable, and I saw no more of them—I was not present when they were fetched away—I did not see anything amiss with one horse, what I saw of the other was quite sufficient.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>. I should know the man again who brought the horses—that is the man (
<hi rend="italic">French</hi>)—I have never said that Wilson was the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-64" type="surname" value="COPUS"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COPUS</persName> </hi>. I am now an assistant stableman at Webb's stables, Edg
<lb/>ware Road—in October last I was a helper at Cape's stables, in the Brompton Road—I remember some horses coming there on a Friday in October, for Lieutenant Curling—I went out in the break with them that same after
<lb/>noon, with Mr. Curling—the coachman and I were there when the horses were brought—I could not swear to the man who brought them—I saw him, but not to take notice of him, I was washing a carriage at the time—they were taken away next day—I was there when the person came for them, I gave them up, I believe to the prisoner Wilson—I can see he is the man—I was at the police court when the prisoner were committed, the week before last—I have not seen Wilson since, till yesterday—yes, I saw him the day after they were at the Police Court, in the Edgware Road—he sent</p>
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<p>a man to me at Webb's stables, and he took me to Wilson—he said "How came you to come to swear against me, that I was the man that fetched the horses away?"—I said I was obliged to come and speak the truth—he said no more—the man that came with him said he had fetched the horses away, I said he had not, and I walked back to the yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>. It was not the same man that brought them who took them away—I never said that a man named Wilmot brought them—I don't know him. (
<hi rend="italic">Wilmot was called in</hi>). That is the man that came along with Wilson—I did not say that was the man that brought them, I am positive of that—I did not see Wilson after he took the horses away, until he was in the dock at the Police Court—I saw him in the passage before he went into Court—the coachman did not point him out to me, I pointed him out to the coachman.</p>
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<persName id="t18710130-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-65" type="surname" value="POCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-65" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER POCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Messrs. Wilson, Bristows, and Carpmael, who have the management of this case—I accompanied Mr. Curling, on the 6th January, to South Street, and saw the prisoners—I am positive they are the men—Mr. Curling was so well disguised that I did not know him when I met him.</p>
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<persName id="t18710130-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-66" type="surname" value="MCMATH"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCMATH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant D</hi>). I went to King's Mews with Mr. Pocock and apprehended the prisoner—I told Milton that I had got a warrant against him for fraud—he requested me to read the warrant; I did so—he said "You have made a mistake, I am not the man, and someone will have to suffer for it"—Wilson said nothing then, but on the way to the station he said he was not there at all on that day, meaning the 14th October—in the month of October, I had occasion to be on duty in the neighbourhood, on several occasions, for the purpose of apprehending some other man—I have seen Wilson repeatedly, and Milton several times in Octo
<lb/>ber—I am quite positive, I could not make a mistake—I have known them for some time—Detective Tuffrey was with me on several occasions—I know Milton's family—he has a brother—I only know one, I know him personally; he is much shorter than the prisoner—I can't see any resemblance to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>. Milton's father is a horse dealer, and his brother also—some persons call them horse dealers, I do not—he deals in horses unfairly, I consider—I can't see the slightest resemblance between the prisoner and his brother—I know that he has been mistaken for his brother, but by a person who did not know either; that mistake occurred some few days previous to their apprehension on this charge—I am quite certain that I saw the prisoner Milton in October—I am aware that Mr. Thorley, his master, is here—I know that he was living with Mr. Thorley in October,—I did not say that I saw the prisoners both together in October, but I saw them in the neighbourhood—I saw Wilson three or four times in October, in the beginning I should say—I have seen him in Brick Street, Park Lane, in South Street, and at the comer of King's Mews—I saw Milton in Brick Street, Park Lane, I should say three or four times in October—I swear that; standing in the street—I did not speak to him, I was near him—it was generally between 11 and 12 o'clock in the day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Milton was apprehended by Sergeant Monkton in mistake for his brother, against whom a warrant was out—I believe the officer did not know either of them—the gentleman said he was not the man—I found these papers on Milton when I apprehended him.</p>
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<persName id="t18710130-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-67" type="surname" value="TUFFREY"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-67" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TUFFREY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer D</hi>). I was on duty with McMath in October last, in the neighbourhood of Grosvenor Square and South Street, and saw the prisoners both together three or four times—I was with</p>
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<p>McMath, I think, four different times, looking for a man against whom we had a warrant—I pointed the prisoners out to McMath, and said there were some more of the same sort—I am quite sure I saw them more than twice in October.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>. I saw them together in Grosvenor Square, and in South Street—I did not speak to them; I was near them—it was at different times in the day; 12 o'clock, perhaps 2, perhaps 3; I would not say exactly—not so late as 4—I saw them two or three times in October; at the beginning and about the middle, I think; and at the latter end of October, I saw them—I could not say the time within a day or two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>. When I saw them together McMath was with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18710130-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-68" type="surname" value="THORLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-68" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH THORLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at Finchley—Milton was in my service as coachman—he came about June last, and continued till Christmas—he left on account of losing his eyesight—I am in the habit of driving into town almost every day, to my place of business at King's Cross—I generally leave home between 11 and 12 o'clock, and arrive at King's Cross about 12 or 1 o'clock—I believe in October I came to town in my carriage every day, or nearly so—the prisoner drove me in—(
<hi rend="italic">referring to a book</hi>) on looking at this book I am able to say positively that, on 14th October, Milton drove me in; at least, that I was there—nobody else ever drove me in—I believe I was always driven in in October—I believe I drove in on the 14th—after arriving in town, Milton's ordinary duty was to take his horses out and groom them, and clean the carriage, and he dared not leave the place, because I might go home at 2.30 or 3, or 4, 5, or 6 o'clock—he was bound to remain on the spot to receive his orders—I never found him absent when I required him—he wore a livery—I could not say what time I left town on the 14th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have a managing clerk named Holloway—he is not here—I received a subpoena yesterday—I was not asked to give evidence before the Magistrate—I spoke to Holloway about the case, in consequence of Milton coming to see me—he did not ask me to come and give evidence; he came to see if I could send any of my clerks, or the watchman, or gardener, to prove his case; he did not wish to put me to the inconvenience—I knew he was going before a Magistrate, but I never dreamt that it would come to anything—I did not think it necessary to go and give evidence in his favour, or I would have done so—I told Holloway to go—this is my cash
<lb/>book—there is a smaller book in which entries are made, from which this is copied—I have not got that book here—this is my own writing—I think Holloway produced the other book before the Magistrate—he does not make the entries; they are made by another clerk, and he or I enter them here, either the same night or next day, or put my initials—the reason I say I was there on the 14th is, that I see my initials here—I can say that I made these entries on the 14th; that shows I was there, not how I got there; but, to the best of my belief, I went in my Brougham—during the winter months I go to business nearly every day, and in the summer every other day—it is not correct to say that sometimes I only go up once a month—I should reckon October as getting into winter—that is our busy time coming on—I always go up in my carriage, except in slippery weather, such as we have had of late, then I have taken to the rail—I generally leave Finchley between 11 and 12 o'clock—it is six miles from town—I have a</p>
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<p>pair of horses—I always go straight to King's Cross—it generally takes about an hour—they are very fine horses, and I don't let them go too fast—they are kept in good order by being fed with my own food—after arriving at King's Cross, Milton could not leave the premises; he ought not—I generally leave soon on a Saturday, and on other days at 2.30, 3 o'clock, or later—the usual time would be 6 o'clock, when the letters are gone to the post—it depends on the amount of business—in October we should be getting rather busy, and I should imagine it would be latish; 5 or 6 o'clock, or later—I have many times inquired if Milton was there in the day—I am generally there, smoking my pipe—it is a cash business; we don't give credit; consequently it is well worked—I don't require the coachman till I want to go home, but, usually, when I have asked for him he was always there—I had a good character with him, I can't tell from whom, I sent my man to inquire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not hear of his being taken up on this charge until some time afterwards; until the case had been heard at the Police Court, and adjourned—he was let out on bail, and he came to me, and I called up Holloway in consequence of having seen him, and Holloway was examined before the Magistrate—the prisoner resided with me at Finchley—I can send for Holloway; he is at King's Cross.</p>
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<persName id="t18710130-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-69" type="surname" value="CONDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-69" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CONDEN</persName> </hi>. I am gardener to Mr. Thorley, at Finchley—Milton was coachman there from June to December—I keep the keys of the two gates—I remember on 14th October Mr. Thorley left in his carriage, about 12 o'clock—Milton drove him, and he was home about 7 o'clock, or a little after—I know it was the 14th, because I marked it down—I lost two pigs that day—it was on a Friday—Milton was
<hi rend="italic">chaffing</hi> my fellow-servant about the pigs, and saying he would get the
<hi rend="italic">sack</hi> on the morrow, Saturday—the pigs were lost about 4 o'clock on the Friday; at least that was when we found it out—my under-man had orders to shut them up at a certain time, and he came to me about 4 o'clock, saying he could not find them—we told Milton about it, as he was cleaning his horses or harness—Mr. Thorley drove up nearly every day in October, except Sunday, and Milton drove him—it was generally about the same hour, within ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—he generally returned about 7 o'clock; sometimes about 6 o'clock—he did not go by rail during that month—since that time he has gone; since it has been frosty, and the coachman has left; but he did not go by rail before October; if he did it was very rarely.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am certain it was on Friday, 14th October, the pigs were lost—I marked it in chalk on the shed that very day, about 4 o'clock—Alexander is the name of my under-man—I was examined before the Magistrate—Milton did not ask me to give evidence; he told me he was locked up, and said "I shall have you up"—I did not tell him then about the pigs; I did the second time I saw him—I can't recollect when that was—I don't think it was before he was committed—I can't recollect—I traced it back by bills that I had received, and then it directly came into my mind that I had made a chalk mark on a certain day—that came into my mind directly I heard of the case—I can't swear whether I talked with Milton about this matter of the pigs helping the case—I am the head gardener—I keep the keys of the carriage entrance, and am obliged to answer the bell when anyone comes—I say that Mr. Thorley went up in his carriage every day in October, or nearly every day—I could not swear</p>
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<p>that there were some days on which he did not use the carriage—Alexander is not here to
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is a fact that we did lose the two pigs on the 14th, and we recovered them the next morning—I was told that Milton was charged with an offence committed on the 14th, and after I heard that, I found that was the day we had lost the pigs—I am quite positive that on that day he drove Mr. Thorley into town—he never wore whiskers or even slight hairs—he never had the least appearance of hairs during the time I knew him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-70" type="surname" value="PETTO"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-70" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PETTO</persName> </hi>. I am watchman to Mr. Thorley, at the mills, in town—I knew Milton as coachman—I am not positive whether Mr. Thorley drove into town every day during October, in his carriage; but he did most days, and Milton drove him—I am not able to say anything positive about the 14th—he was in the habit of driving Mr. Thorley in during the middle of the month; he used to arrive about 12.30, generally, and then it would be his duty to clean the horses and the carriage, and then he would go and get a bit of dinner, saying, if he was wanted would I send for him—he never knew the time Mr. Thorley would want him, and he was always obliged to be in the way—he would come back again from dinner about 2 o'clock—I never knew him to be absent during the day for three-quarters of an hour or an hour, because he was uncertain of the time Mr. Thorley would leave.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was usually away for about three-quarters of an hour, at his dinner, not longer—he always cleaned the carriage before he went to dinner—I am watchman there, and am in the yard, and the carriage is in the yard—he used to go to a cook-shop to get his dinner, and leave word where he was gone, if he was wanted—I don't recollect any day in October when Mr. Thorley did not come in his carriage; there might be one day in a month, perhaps, when he did not—he usually came from about 12.20 to 12.30.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-71" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HALL</persName> </hi>. I am coachman to Mrs. Wells—the stables are at 21, King's Mews, South Street, Park Lane—Milton's father lives opposite our stables—I know the prisoner—I have not seen him since the early part of last year, April or March, or somewhere about that time—I know French—I remember his clipping some horses in October; I can't recollect exactly the day—he was there for about three weeks or two months—I don't know Mr. Curling, not to call him to mind—I remember a gentleman coming there to look at some horses, in October—my mistress came home from the country on 28th September, and this was about the middle of October—French brought in a pair of scissors, which I had lent him to clip some horses, and he began clipping my horse's legs; and during the time he was doing that he was called out to run some horses up and down—I did not go out of my stable—there was another man there; it was not Milton, I believe it was his brother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was not the only time I had seen horses trotted up and down by any of the Miltons—I saw it once or twice that week—I could not fix the dates; but my wife was confined on 4th October, and my mistress went away on the 8th; that was Saturday, and this was the latter end of the next week—I remember when French Charley was clipping my horse's legs he was called away—I can't swear to the gentle
<lb/>man that bought the horses—I know Wilson—I did not see him in South Street in October—I saw him there at the beginning of November—on my oath I never saw him in the mews before November—I never saw him about there, nor in the stables in Brick Street—that is about five</p>
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<p>minutes' walk from South Street—I don't know in whose employment Wilson was in November; he was with the Miltons, I think, looking after Mr. Milton's horses, and he was there this morning, and has been continually since November—I don't know a man named Fyfield, who keeps the "Two Brewers"—I have seen him, but not to know him personally—I have not been in the habit of going there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw French running two horses up and down, but he did not run them both at one time; one after the other—there was a black and a bay—one was about thirteen hands high, and the other a little higher—I don't know anything about those horses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-72" type="surname" value="MILTON"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-72" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA MILTON</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's sister—Mrs. Milton is my step
<lb/>mother—I have missed the prisoner from my father's place since some time before April, and I have never seen him there on any occasion since, until he left his situation, just before Christmas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My father lives at 28, King's Mews, over the stables—I live there, too—I go to school from 9 in the morning till 12, and from 2 till 4 o'clock—my mother and sister live over the stables, and another brother—he is at home now—the prisoner never lived there, but he used to come there occasionally—the brother who lives there now is a little one—neither of my elder brothers lived with my father at any time, to my recollection.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-73" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-73" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am coachman to Mr. De Vere—I remember the prosecutor coming to King's Mews, to look at some horses, on Friday, 14th October, about 12.30—I saw two men showing him the horses—I know Milton very well—he is not one of the two men, I am quite positive of that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Wilson one of the men?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was French, to the test of my belief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in the mews for two or three years—I have been coachman to Mr. De Vere three years—I have known the prisoner Milton for some time, but I have not seen him since last April, until this January—we came back to town on 10th October—I have seen French about the mews, but not Wilson, till lately; some time in November, I can't say positively—I know Milton's brother—I believe it was him who sold the horses—I saw him about there at the time, and saw him speaking to the prosecutor—I should say it was from 12.20 to 12.30 that I saw the prose
<lb/>cutor there—I was just pushing my carriage in, and shutting the coach-house doors—I am positive the prosecutor is the gentleman I saw, because I noticed him—there wore two gentlemen, but I can't say that the other was with him—they came down the mews together, but I only saw the prose
<lb/>cutor speaking to the prisoner's brother—of course I was asked if I had seen this—I was not spoken to by Milton, or French, or anybody—I read of it at Marlborough Street, in the paper—I last saw the prisoner's brother that same week that he sold the gentlemen the horses—I know that this was the 14th, because I had only been in the mews four days—I came up on the 10th, which was Monday, and Friday was the 14th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have not seen the prisoner's brother since then—I don't know where he is.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-74" type="surname" value="HOLLOWAY"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-74" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi>. I have just been fetched from King's Cross, in a cab, by Mrs. Milton—I am manager to Mr. Thorley, and live at the place of business—I know Milton, as his coachman—I know that he drove his master in most of the month of October—he generally arrived shortly after 12 o'clock—I have no recollection of the 14th; particularly; not of the car
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<p>coming there that day—I know Mr. Thorley was there that day—I see his handwriting in the book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was examined before the Magistrate—I said there that Mr. Thorley might come to town twice in a week by rail, but it was a very rare thing—sometimes it would be once in a month that he would come by rail—I did not mean that it would be sometimes once in a month that he came to business; he was there nearly every day—I have no means of knowing whether he came by rail in that month—he generally came in his carriage.</p>
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<persName id="t18710130-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-75" type="surname" value="FRENCH"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-75" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Curtain Road, Shoreditch—I get my living by clipping horses, in the winter, and I travel on the Continent, or any part of England, in the summer time—I know Mr. Curling—on 14th October I was in the King's Head Mews—I was in the stable, just finishing clipping a black horse—the man who had the stable then was named Davis—there were two horses in the stable—the other was a dark bay—Mr. Gulling asked me whether there was a pair of horses on sale—I told him there was, and pushed the door open, and showed him the horses—he looked at them, and asked me where the coachman was—I told him I had not seen the man that day—that was Davis—while he was looking at the horses a very short gentleman came up—I don't think I should know his name—he came and spoke to Mr. Curling—they had a communication together, and they asked me to pull the horse out, and I did so—I pulled the cloths off them, and ran them up and down the yard, and Mr. Curling looked at them—I think the other gentleman's name was Scott—I am not certain—Mr. Curling purchased them, and I saw him give the other a paper, and he gave him another paper—Mr. Curling asked me whether I could take the horse to his place, in some sort of gardens, No. 10, I think it was—I did so, about 3 o'clock—I saw a servant standing on the step at the door, and Mr. Curling came out to me—he said "Wait a minute"—and he then went back again into the house and fetched me two 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. pieces, to pay me for bringing the horses there—I told him the horses were very fresh, and it would be desirable for him to put them into a break previous to putting them into his chaise—he told me to take them to the back part of the house, and tell the coachman to put the harness on—I did so—the next day I saw Davis, and in conse
<lb/>quence of what he said to me I went with him to Mr. Curling's place, about 4 o'clock—he was not at home, and we went again about 6 o'clock—I saw him there—Davis and Mr. Curling went down to the bottom of the passage, into a little room—I remained there a few minutes, and afterwards Mr. Curling and Davis came out, and Mr. Curling went into another room on the left-hand side—Davis afterwards came out, and said "The gentleman has given me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.," and he gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of it, to pay me for waiting—I then went to the stables, and fetched the horses from the place where I had taken them to—during the whole of that time Wilson was not in the mews at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know Milton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have known him for the last fortnight; I never saw him before—he was not there on 14th October.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was never in Milton's father's employment—I know Mr. Fyfield, who keeps the "Two Brewers"—I did not clip horses for the Miltous—I have not been long in King's Mews, only backwards and for
<lb/>wards, to do a horse—I am not employed at the mews in Brick Street; I have been there to clip a horse—I never clipped a horse for Milton, or for Davis, or Gray, or Bullock, or Fyfield—the first I knew of the prisoner</p>
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<p>Milton was in the last fortnight—I don't know anything of his father at all—I have seen his brother, but I know nothing of him; I should know him if I were to see him—I have seen him only now and then, once within a fortnight or three weeks, I daresay—I will undertake to swear that I am the man that trotted the horses up and down for Mr. Curling, at the request of the man who gave the name, of Scott—I believe I was in the stable when Scott made the representation to Mr. Curling—Milton was not present when the horses were sold to Mr. Curling, it was his brother, I believe—it was not the prisoner, it was his brother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had seen his brother before October, but only just for about two days—I believe it was he who represented himself as Scott; I am sure it was not the prisoner—I had never seen the brother before, to my knowledge—I have seen him since; I saw him about three weeks ago, at King's Cress.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It is a fact that I gave the man 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. who called.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THORNE COLE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave me his acceptance for the amount; it came back dishonoured—I met the prisoner once or twice after that, in the street, and asked him to pay me—he said he would do so—after that his sister paid me 5
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said twelve days, but if I would not pay the acceptance away, he would probably be in a position to take it up before that time—I had a bill-stamp in the office, or I got one, and my clerk wrote out this bill (
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., payable in twelve days, and the prisoner accepted it—it would fall due on the 10th November—it has never been paid—on 12th November I received this letter from the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "November 11th. Sir,—I have been expecting your bill to be presented, and only now have received the enclosed. I shall take the bill up this evening, and save you further trouble.") It never was taken up, and I gave instructions to my solicitor—I did not tell the prisoner I would renew the bill on its becoming due, nor did he tell me he could not meet it—I did not say it would be all right, and that by his obliging me, and accepting the bill, it would be doing me a personal favour; it was not upon that under
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was the first transaction I ever had with the prisoner—I sold him the goods on 30th June—I have not got the first bill here, it is at my office—I sued on the second bill, and then he made the affidavit—I got judgment against him—I left the matter in the hands of my solicitor—I had to withdraw the levy, there being a bill of sale, and pay 15
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<lb/>accepted this bill I told him I would not return the other; that I would keep it as a collateral security, and return it to him when the other bill was paid; that was at my office at the time he accepted the bill—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my clerk's writing; it was no doubt written by my instructions. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a Utter to the prisoner stating that it was his intention to prosecute him for perjury, and not to spars him the slightest mercy in dealing with him according to law.</hi>) If my clerk wrote that, it was evidently by my instructions—I do not dictate to him what to say, merely to write such and such a letter—Mr. Murray is my attorney, and has been so all through.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-79" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the prosecutor—I recollect the defendant calling at the office on 26th October—he asked Mr. Eckhaus if he would take a bill for twelve days for the amount of the account, and Mr. Eckhaus consented to do so—I wrote it out, and saw the prisoner accept it—he said he was expecting to receive money every day, and he should very likely pay the bill before it was due—he did not say he could not meet it when it was due, nor did Mr. Eckhaus say he would see it was all right—if he gave him the bill it would be doing him a great personal favour—the prosecu
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was scarcely a yard from them, sitting at the opposite desk—I could hear all that was said; I don't remember what was said about the other bill; something was said—the prisoner proposed giving the fresh bill—I have seen the prisoner more than once at the office—he called once to ask the price of some other goods that he wanted to buy—nothing was said about what would happen if this bill was not met—he promised to pay it before it was due.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-80" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY THORNTON</persName> </hi>. I am chamber clerk to Mr. Justice Blackburn—I am a commissioner for taking affidavits—I took this at Rolls Court, Chancery Lane—I swore the person who produced it—I do not at all times see the person sign it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ECKHAUS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is the prisoner's signature to the affidavit. (
<hi rend="italic">The affidavit being read stated that he was induced to accept the bill on the prosecutor's distinct promise to renew it, as he said he could not meet it, and that the prosecutor said it would be all right, that it would be doing him a personal favour, and that upon that understanding alone he consented to accept the bill.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury and prosecutor</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710130-159-offence-1 t18710130-name-91"/>Joseph Salmon</persName>, and stealing therein one coat, his property, Holmes having been con
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLMES</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CONEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18710130-160-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing one post-packet, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710130-160-offence-1 t18710130-name-93"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster General</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLADE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-95" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES REED</persName> </hi>. I am a publisher, of Red Lion Court, Fleet Street—I gave this newspaper to Charles McKay, one of our porters, to post, on Saturday, 21st January—it has a stamp on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-96" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MCKAY</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Reed's employ—on 21st January, I received some packets to post for him—I placed them on the desk at Mr. Smith's, about 1.45, as I did not see any bag hanging up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-160-18710130 t18710130-160-punishment-20"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WHITE</hi> (21)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="t18710130-161-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="shoplifting"/>, Stealing twelve yards of tubing, of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-100" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RANDALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 10th January, I was with Lighter, and saw the prisoners together in New Broad Street, about 3 p.m.—I followed them through several streets into New Street, where they both stopped opposite Mr. Banks' shop, No. 19—Richmond placed himself on the edge of the pavement, and White walked to and fro opposite the shop several times—he then went to the front of the shop, and took this roll of indiarubber tubing from the door—he then joined White, and gave him the tubing, and ran away—I immediately took White with the tubing, and Lighter caught Richmond.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Richmond. Q.</hi> Was I not walking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you ran.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-101" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LIGHTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I was with Randall, and saw the prisoners together at New Broad Street—we followed them to Newgate Street—I did not see the tubing taken, but I saw Randall take White, and then Richmond ran away, and I stopped him—I had seen the prisoners together the day before, trying to get this tubing—they waited about an hour, but could not succeed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Richmond. Q.</hi> Are you certain I was with this prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-102" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BANKS</persName> </hi>. I am an indiarubber manufacturer—this tubing is mine, and was taken from my shop in my absence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Richmond's Defence.</hi> I was looking for work, and if I had known that I should be taken in custody, I would have been provided with witnesses to prove that I was not with this prisoner. It is not because I was formerly convicted of embezzlement that I am to be convicted of what I am not guilty of. This prisoner said that he bad a party with him on both days, who has escaped, and in mistake they took me. A policeman might easily be mistaken in a street like Newgate Street.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHMOND</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a former conviction, at Worship Street, in August</hi>, 1869,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Recom
<lb/>mended to mercy by the Prosecutor, who stated that his father would send him abroad.—
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<interp inst="t18710130-161-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-161-18710130 t18710130-161-punishment-22"/>Fifteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710130-162-offence-1 t18710130-name-104"/>Joseph Haynes</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18710130-name-105" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-105" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HAYNES</persName> </hi>. I am an agent, at 9, York Buildings, Finsbury—the prisoner was in my employment, as traveller, for about three months, from September till 15th December—his business was to go out and obtain orders for jewellery and other goods—I entrusted him with a quantity of gold and silver watches and rings, to be used as samples, to the value of about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had some suspicion, and I went to the tavern where the horse and trap were kept in which he went his rounds—I met him there, and asked him where the samples were—he said they were at home—I insisted on their being produced, and I went to his house with him, and then we went to the office—I went through his stock of samples there, and found a quantity missing—he said he had sold them—he had no authority to do so—I asked him to whom he had sold them, and he said to his uncle, a Mr. Hole, at Bayswater—I said "Come along we must go and see where he is "—I went with him, but we could not and the house—he said</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When were you appointed agent to Smith & Co., of Birmingham?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On 19th November—I cannot produce the letter of appointment—I have one—you did not give me receipts for sums I paid you—I don't know a Mr. Simons or a Mr. Carr—I believe I saw Mr. Carr in the crowd when you were examined before the Magistrate—I don't remember the day Simons was taken into custody—I had engaged you as servant when you went out with the goods—you were to have 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week, and I said I could not make any arrangement as to the commission until the end of the year—I received ten or twelve payments from you at various times, and gave you receipts—those were the proceeds of sales of samples and other things—you sold a chain in my presence in a public-house, but I told you to do that—that was a sample—I don't know what is due to you for commission and expenses—you took an order for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of property from Mr. Lock—I did not execute it, because I did not believe it was genuine—I have not seen him—I could not find him—I did not borrow money from the chief clerk at Glyn's—he has lent me a sove
<lb/>reign once or twice—not 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was satisfied with your reference.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had no authority to pawn the goods—I never received the money for the goods that were pledged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RATCLIFFE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Harrison, a pawnbroker, at 41, Aldersgate Street—I produce two rings, pawned on 15th December by a man named Simons.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I apprehended the prisoner on 29th December—I told him I should take him for stealing a quantity of rings and watches—he said "Very well," and I took him to Moor Lane police-station, where the charge was read over to him, and he asked Mr. Haynes to withdraw the charge several times, and the goods would be all brought back again—I found on him three memorandum books, and a shilling and a halfpenny in money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-108" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED TUNSTALL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Tunstall, of Brompton Road, pawnbroker—a ring was pawned there on 6th December, for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which I have given up to Mr. Haynes—I don't know who it was that pawned it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BEDWELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Joseph Wilson, pawnbroker, 34, Kennington Park Road—I produce a watch, pawned on 9th December for 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the name of Simons—I don't know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-110" type="surname" value="GLEED"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-110" type="given" value="ADAM"/>ADAM GLEED</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Walton, pawnbroker, of Kennington Park Road—I produce two watches, pawned on 9th December for 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each—not the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-111" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ISAACSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Walter, pawnbroker, of the City Road—I produce a watch pawned on 7th December for 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and also three watches pawned on 9th December for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and another on 15th December for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I don't know who pawned them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-112" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SIMONS</persName> </hi>. I live at Albany Road, Kennington, and am a com
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<p>him—I saw him with invoices of goods—he said they were his own goods that he was buying from Mr. Haynes, and that I could do business with him by going about town and selling the goods for him—I said I was very glad to do business—he said he would find a horse and trap, and I could go round with him, and he would give me so much at the end of the week—he asked me to pawn some of the things, and he had to pay Mr. Haynes a great deal of money—I pawned some of them, and gave him the money and the duplicates—I pawned them in my own name and address—I believe these are the things which have been produced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How long have you known Mr. Haynes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About three or four months, by seeing him in a public-house—I have spoken to him during that time—I see him pretty well every day—I never gave you any fictitious orders—I never asked you for the samples—I had some of Messrs. Smith & Co.'s cards; you gave them to me—I thought the property was yours—you said you had it from them—I have not been in custody on a charge of false pretences—I refuse to answer why I left Mr. Sloshes'; I don't see that I am obliged to answer it—I got very tipsy—it was not for dishonesty—I will swear that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CASEY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Payne, pawnbroker—I produce a gold watch, pawned on 7th December for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I don't know by whom it was pawned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-114" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HAYNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The articles produced to
<lb/>day are part of the goods which I gave to the prisoner as samples.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you give Simons into custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, for being concerned with another person in stealing the property—he said he had merely pawned the goods at your request, and he was discharged—you sold some samples, but it was against my orders—I received money from you from 26th November till the 15th December, and those are my initials in the books—on 9th December you paid me 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I lent you 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the receipt I gave was for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am not Mr. Haynes' servant at all; I was merely an agent. I did not know the witness Simons was pledging the goods; I gave them to him to sell. Directly I knew it I did all I could to get the duplicates. I am innocent of this charge.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BYRON RICKARD</hi> (41)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18710130-163-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>, Unlawfully, being a bankrupt, did quit England, taking with him certain of his property, with intent to defraud his creditors.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-116" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger in the Bankruptcy Court—I produce the proceedings in bankruptcy of George Byron Rickard, of 24, Austin Friars, stock and share broker—the petition for adjudication was filed on 24th March, 1870, by Joseph Silvani, of King's Road, Brighton, jeweller—there is no statement of debts—he has not surrendered to that bankruptcy—I produce the
<hi rend="italic">London Gazette</hi> of 15th April, giving notice of the adjudication, and requiring him to surrender.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a substituted service; it was not a service of any petition on Mr. Rickard—there is no proof of debts here—there is a list of creditors present at the meeting—the gross amount there is about 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there is Mr. Duckworth, wine merchant, 74
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Mr. Silvani, 61
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; a gentleman named Thompson, for law costs, 172
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Mr. Poole, the tailor, 145
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and Harrison & Sons, 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. those are all the creditors mentioned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-117" type="given" value="JOSEPH JOHN"/>JOSEPH JOHN SAVILL</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant at 14, Old Jewry Chambers—on 27th April I was appointed trustee under the bankruptcy of Rickard—the office of the prisoner was at 24, Austin Friars—it was shut up—I did not go there; my junior partner went; I was not able to see the prisoner at all till he was taken into custody—I have not received any property from him—about 100
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was given up—that was a debt he was entitled to from a person named Cousens—I received it through the prisoner's solicitor—that is all I have received, except a small balance of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the bank, which I have not drawn—I did not receive any documents of any kind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not seen the bankrupt, or put any questions to him—I have not seen him, except in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The amount of the debts is about 570
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and another claim of about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-118" type="given" value="JAMES DODDS"/>JAMES DODDS HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Davis, of 11, Old Jewry Chambers, solicitors to the trustee, Mr. Savill—on Saturday, 7th May, I went to Boulogne, from information I received, to find the prisoner—I could not find him there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-119" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT PACKMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I apprehended the prisoner on 22nd November, in Philpot Lane, under a warrant which had been in the hands of the police since May—I told him I was a police-officer, and I held a warrant for his apprehension, charging him with being an absconding bankrupt; the name was Rickard—he said "My name is not Rickard; I know nothing of any bankruptcy"—I took him to the station—he declined to give any name or address—the next morning he gave the name of George Byron Rickard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not arrest him at the office of Mr. Duckworth, it was in Philpot Lane—Mr. Duckworth's office is in the neighbourhood—I saw him go there—it was net Mr. Duckworth who gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-120" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PEACH</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Alma Road, Highbury—I was formerly clerk to the prisoner, at Austin Friars—I saw him last, before he was taken into custody, about the middle of January—I had been with him seven or eight years—he discharged me by letter a short time after that—I kept on in the office till about March, and it was given up then—before the prisoner went, he packed the books up in a box—they were the ordinary business books, ledgers and cashbooks—we were using them up to that time—they were packed in a tin box, and I conveyed them to Mr. Hewitt's office, at the time he went away, in the middle of January—I remained at the office some time after—I did a little business—Mr. Rickard gave me authority to do business for myself after he left—he told me he was going to resign, in March, as a member of the Stock Exchange—I believe there was a writ, at that time, from Mr. Thompson—a notice of the bankruptcy proceedings was left at the office, and I gave it to Mr. Hewitt, the prisoner's solicitor, the day it came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been with Mr. Rickard seven or eight years—he has done a large business during that period, but not so much lately—he did not owe a single Stock Exchange debt at the time he left—the books to which I refer apply entirely to his Stock Exchange proceedings—I knew that there were proceedings in the Divorce Court—I understood that he was going to resign because he refused to pay the costs in the Divorce Court; he said he would rather give up business—he was very much excited over those divorce proceedings, and very ill for a long time—there were no</p>
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<p>Stock Exchange debts owing to him—there were a few debts from cus
<lb/>tomers, but they were not recoverable; they were persons who had been bankrupt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know he owed a few private bills; I knew that he owed something to Mr. Silvani and Mr. Thompson—he lived at Clapham Park—he had his own house there—it was very well furnished—he did not leave me instructions to pay the persons he owed money to, or to attend to the writ.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-121" type="given" value="ARTHUR TURNER"/>ARTHUR TURNER HEWITT</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, in Nicholas Lane—I acted as solicitor for the prisoner, in the divorce proceedings—that was the first time I acted for him—it was a suit by his wife, for a judicial separation—I afterwards acted for him in other matters—the last time I saw him before he was taken into custody was in January, just a year ago—he said a great deal about going away at various times—he told me he had been very ill, and that the doctors had been treating him for enlargement of the liver, and they said unless he had perfect rest he would not recover—he said that was one of his reasons for going away—he said he certainly should go away—he did not say where he was going to—I knew that he was indebted—the only indebtedness that I was aware of at all was Silvani, Thompson, and I think some other small claim—a writ was brought to me in Thompson's case—I appeared to it—the prisoner told me he had left instructions as to his debts, but he did not leave them with me—he said it was a Mr. Bolton who was going to manage some of his affairs, a relation of his—a few days after he went a box came to my place—it was left some evening after I had gone away—it was a tin box, with the prisoner's initials, "G. P. R.," on it—I never saw it opened, and had nothing to do with it—it was fetched away afterwards by either Mr. Bolton or Mr. Peach, my clerk informed me—I did not try and ascertain who it was—I did not know what it contained, or who brought it, and it was taken away without my knowing who took it, but my clerk said that Mr. Peach or Mr. Bolton had fetched it—on 2nd February I sent the prisoner 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 7th January I paid him 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., by a cheque on Messrs. Williams, Deacon & Co.—that was part of the proceeds of the sale of his furniture—his furniture was sold in December—I instructed the auctioneer by his directions—I paid him a further sum of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 14th January, from the same source, except that there were some small debts paid to me—on 2nd February I sent a further cheque for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that was 650
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was sent by post, by me, to Boulogne, to him, in the name of Gregory Roland—I knew I was sending to Mr. Rickard—he wrote to me from Bou
<lb/>logne before I sent the cheque, and he signed his name "Gregory Roland," and I sent him the cheque in that name—he did not tell me he was going to Boulogne before he went—I did not know where he was going—he said in the letter that he had become almost a Frenchman, and had changed his view of things altogether—he did not give any reason for signing his name Gregory Roland—he called on me in November, before he was arrested; on the same day, or the day before—I had not the least notion where he was at that time—he had not communicated with me from the time I had sent the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he came into my room and said "You don't know me"—but I recognized him immediately, and said "Rickard"—he said "I have come back to look after persons who have robbed me in my absence, I don't mean you, but I left instructions with Bolton and another to collect my moneys, and pay my debts, and they have swindled me"—Mr. Bolton was a relation of his, and lives at West bourne Park, I believe—there was about 100
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<p>collect for the prisoner when he went away—at the time he went away I was sueing the parties—I received, in one action, 86
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that was on 31st January last year, and 20th March—I also recovered a judgment against a Mr. Sheffield, who had been a client of his for 583
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he undertook to pay it at 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month, but that was subsequently altered to 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month—he paid me 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in instalments—the balance now owing is 540
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—in consequence of Mr. Rickard going away I had no instructions to press, but the money is owing at this moment—I hare actually received 175
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I delivered a copy of that account to the prosecution—that money has been paid away for alimony, costs, and various debts that he owed—the sum of the alimony in the Divorce Court was 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—it was by consent—I also paid his bill at the Croftonville Hotel, where he stayed for some months after the possession by his wife—I paid 194
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Mr. Bolton told me he had to collect an account due from Mr. Pike, at Manchester, and he was receiving it by instalments, for Mr. Rickard—I think he said it was 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he told me he had received more than 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he left money to pay his debts when he went away—there was the judgment of 540
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. against Sheffield—I received about 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of that—I believe Sheffield is solvent—he lives in St. John's Wood Park, but the moment Mr. Rickard went away I did not collect any moneys—I put the notice of bankruptcy away among the other papers—I did not know where Mr. Rickard was—I had not communicated with him after I sent him the cheque in February—I think I wrote to him and told him that bankruptcy proceedings had been taken out—I did not get any answer—I wrote to some lodgings at Boulogne.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never heard or had reason to believe that any bank
<lb/>ruptcy proceedings were contemplated before he left—Messrs. Merrick & Gage acted as solicitors for his wife, in the divorce suit—the prisoner was very much agitated about the divorce proceedings before he left; he was perfectly mad—I should think he was living, in Clapham Park, at the rate of 3000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 4000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year ever since I have known him—the alimony agreed upon between the parties was 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year
<hi rend="italic">pendente lite</hi>—he was fierce about his wife's proceedings and his wife's family—there were negotia
<lb/>tions to bring them together; but money was the
<hi rend="italic">sine qua non</hi> with her family, and he said he would never pay it, and he would give up business on the Stock Exchange, or anything rather—I told those facts to the attorneys, and they stopped the proceedings after he left—they were con
<lb/>tinued up to the time he left, most vigorously—the furniture and everything was settled on the wife by a
<hi rend="italic">post nuptial</hi> settlement, and the money that I sent to the defendant was part of the proceeds of the furniture—when the motion of alimony came on I endeavoured to arrange the suit with regard to the furniture at Clapham, because the commencement of Mr. Rickard's fury was the fact of their setting a written ejectment on his front door when he was in the City, and he said he would never go to Clapham again—I told Mr. Gage, who acted for his wife, that I thought we could make some arrangement to purchase the house and the furniture of the trustees, in order that she might have the money to invest, and to put an end to any ejectment or threatened violent taking possession of the place by her trustee, who was her brother; that resulted in the alimony of 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and in their agreeing to accept 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the furniture, and assigning the house and furniture to him—that was actually done in September, 1869; and as it was not convenient for him to pay the money, I advanced it—he gave me</p>
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<p>instructions then to call an early sale, for he would never show himself at Clapham Park again, after such an indignity, and that was done in December, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that, after the evidence of Mr. Hewitt, he should not press the case.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM KILOH</hi> (27)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. R. BEOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-126" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE STEWART</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, at 23, Tredegar Street, Stepney—in August last the prisoner came to my house, and said that he was employed by Bache & Co., Government contractors—he said that Earl Granville had summoned him from Hamburgh for writing to England for a supply of guns to supply the Prussians, and that he was to be examined on Wednesday—he asked me to give him board and lodging, and I took him in—he went out on Wednesday, and when he came back he said he had undergone examination by the attorney, who had reprimanded him severely for his conduct, and said that he was a pretty representative to come from such a firm, and all sorts of disagreeable things, which he felt very much hurt at—in September he said he was ashamed of his shabby appearance, but he accounted for that by saying that he had left his clothes in Hull, by reason of bringing over a quantity of cigars to give as presents to his friends—he said he had not sufficient to pay the whole duty, and would I lend him the money, so that he could make a better appearance—I lent him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he left on 21st or 22nd October to go to Aberdeen—he did not pay for his board and lodging, but he said he would pay when Earl Granville paid him for being a witness, and that he was to write to Bache & Co. when he wanted money—I agreed to board him for 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he said it was too little; I said it would do, but he could give me any more he liked—he had every meal in the house—I had a letter from him at Aber
<lb/>deen, and he inviegled me down there, but I could not find him—I did not see him till I saw him at his lodging in Southwark—I said, "You wretch, I have discovered you; you inveigled me all the way to Scotland; if it had not been for an accomplice you could not have acted as you have done "—he said, "That is quite right, I could not help it; you can do nothing with me if you try your best"—I lent the money to him, believing his whole story, and I gave him his board for the same reason.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman M</hi> 121). The prisoner was given into my custody at 27, Southwark Bridge Road, on another charge—the prosecu
<lb/>trix saw him when he was in custody—she said "What hare you robbed me for in this manner?"—he said "You can do your best or worst, you can do nothing with me now"—she said something about his representations to her about his coming from Hamburg at Earl Granville's request—he said it was quite right—while I was conveying him from Southwark Police Court, he admitted he had never been to Hamburg at all—he said it was his inten
<lb/>tion to go as soon as he got money enough—he said he had come from Hull to London direct, and had never been to Hamburg.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I left Aberdeen for the purpose of going to Hull, in July, and I went from Hull to Hamburg, and was employed by Louis Bache & Co., and then I came to this country, and Mrs. Stewart told me to go to Somerset House, and get a passport to go over and get my things, and she would give me the money for that purpose. That is all I have to say.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., received on account of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710130-168-offence-1 t18710130-name-129"/>Henry Francis</persName>, and another; and also to feloniously forging and uttering the same draft, with intent to defraud—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">"Before</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE MONTAGUE SMITH</hi>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710130-169-offence-1 t18710130-name-131"/>Thomas Ruse Nash</persName>, he being therein.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-132" type="given" value="THOMAS RUSS"/>THOMAS RUSS NASH</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Leigh Street, Burton Crescent, and am a surveyor and builder—the prisoner was a general servant in my house—she came a fortnight before Christmas—on Sunday night, the 15th January, about 8.30, or from that to 9, I was called by my daughter, and I went directly to the bedroom over an office which I had, and found the bedding on fire, and the room full of smoke, so much so, that I could scarcely get into the room—I began beating the flames out with my hand and smothered them over with the blankets, and in that way got it out, with the assistance of water—after that I got a light, and I closely inspected the place to make out the cause, if possible, and I saw that it had been evidently set on fire between the palliasse and above the rail of the bedstead, under the counterpane—there was a counterpane over the bed—I saw the flames extending each way, evidently starting from the top of the rail—the bed was made, and there was an extra quantity of things on—there was a sealskin mantle and a waterproof also there, amongst the bedding, and the prisoner afterwards said she had put it on—that was the fifth fire I had had in the house—one occurred on 5th January—they extended over ten days, from the 5th to the 15th—seeing that they must have been set on fire, I went to the police-constable to come to inspect it—I asked the prisoner if she had been up into the room and done anything in the way of fire there—she said, in my hearing, that Miss Sherritt was last in the room</p>
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<p>—after the police-constable had been in and inspected it and made inquiries, she confessed that she did it—we were sitting in the dining room—I said "You had better confess and tell me whether you really hare done it or not, and we should be inclined to forgive you and look over it"—she was in a very excited condition.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was a good servant while she was with me, as far as abilities were concerned—she was well conducted—I understand her age is 15, on 24th of this month—I had no fault to find with her—she seemed to be willing—I keep the house myself—there are six of my own family in the house, and a young lady and three gentlemen occasionally, lodgers—I kept one servant, a charwoman, and a boy to do all the rough work—I thought the fire was accidental at first, because it did not occur to me that it had been anything else; I really did not investigate or think of it—I thought it was a spark or something.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E</hi>). On 15th January, between 10 and 11 at night I went to the prosecutor's house—I went to the first floor front bedroom with Mr. Nash—I found the room full of smoke, and the bed and bedding completely destroyed—I also saw a sealskin mantle there, burnt—I then went down in the kitchen and saw the prisoner—Mr. Nash, junior, was with me—Mr. Nash might have been there, but he did not stay any length of time—I saw her before she saw Mr. Nash—I am sure of that—I told her I was a police-officer, and I was going to put some questions to her, and she must be Very careful how she answered them—I said "Do you know there has been a fire in the house to night"—she said "Yes, I do"—I said "This looks very suspicious, this is the fifth fire that has occurred here within ten days"—she said "I know nothing about it, I have not been up stairs to night"—I said "I have been informed that you have been up stairs, I was told so by young Miss Nash "—I then sent for Miss Nash and repeated the same again, and Miss Nash said "Ellen, how can you tell such falsehoods I"—she became very much excited and began to cry—she then said "Sir, I will tell you something"—no promise had been made to her at that time, in my presence, and no threat—she said "You said just now, sir, there has been five fires, I only lighted four; I went up stairs, and took some matches and put them to the gas and then threw them under the bed clothes, and placed over the bed clothes a sealskin mantle; I don't know what made me do it; I have a good master and mistress, and they have been very kind to me "—I told her I should take her to the station—she said "Oh dear! tell my mother"—I told her that should be done—before taking her to the station I took her into the dining-room, where Mr. Nash and the family were—she went and sat by Mrs. Nash's side, and made a confession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear Mr. Nash say he would forgive her, and tell her to tell the truth—after the prisoner had told me about it, I went with her into the dining-room, where the family were—she said she wanted to speak to her master, and she did not wish me to be present, and I went outside the door—I am quite sure that was after I had seen her in the kitchen—I put the questions to the girl, which I have told you—Mr. Nash might have been there, but I don't remember—I think he was there a short time—he did not tell the girl in the kitchen that she had better speak the truth—he did not say a word to her in the kitchen—Mr. Nash's son was not present when she made the statement—he had left the kitchen then,</p>
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<p>and Miss Nash, too—I had not told Mr. Nash what the girl had said when he told her to tell the truth.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-134" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE NASH</persName> </hi>. I am daughter to the prosecutor—on the night of 15th January I came home from church about 9 o'clock, for we did not go straight from church—I went up to see the fire; it was in my bed-room—I had been there before, when I put my things on to go to church—that was about 7 o'clock—no one was there then, and it was quite safe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-135" type="given" value="ELLEN ANN HYATT"/>ELLEN ANN HYATT SHERRITT</persName> </hi>. I was staying at Mr. Nash's house on 15th January—I saw the prisoner in my bedroom where the fire took place on that day—I sleep with Miss Nash—I was the last person in the room—Isaw the prisoner there a little before 8 o'clock on the night of the fire—she was in the room when I went up—she had nothing to do there—she left the room when I went in—when I left the room it was quite safe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go out of the house at all that night—the prisoner had nothing to do in the room when I found her there—she was just going out of the house, I believe—it was a little before 8 o'clock that I left the room for the last time—I don't know what time the fire took place exactly—there were other persons living in the house: lodging there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I have nothing to say but that I did not do the one in the drawing-room."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy on account of her youth, and the character her master had given her—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CORNELIUS BUCKLEY</hi> (38)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHRIES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STRODER</persName> </hi>. I am ten years old, and live with my parents at 118, Pennington Street, St. George's-in-the-East—about 5.30 on Saturday after
<lb/>noon, 14th January, I was in Pennington Street, and saw the deceased man sweeping with a broom, and the prisoner hit him on the head twice with the broom—they were struggling together—they had both got hold of the broom, and one appeared to be trying to get it from the other—the de
<lb/>ceased fell down—that was all I saw—I had seen the prisoner before, nearly every day—they were struggling together when I came up—I did not see how the struggle began.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-139" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am eight years old next birthday, and live at 6, Burton Court, St. George's-in-the-East—on Saturday, 14th January, about 5.30 in the afternoon, I was in Pennington Street—I saw the deceased sweeping the pavement—the prisoner came and tried to get the broom away; he got it away, and then struck the deceased twice on the head with it—I was quite close at the time—he did not say anything; neither of them spoke—I did not know the prisoner before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HILDEBRAND</persName> </hi>. I live at 119, Pennington Street—on Saturday afternoon, 14th January, between 5.20 and 5.25, I was coming out by the Custom's Dock House, and saw a man lying in the road—I asked what was the matter with him, and the two lads stated that a man had hit him on the head with a broom—I picked the man up and took him to the hospital, and remained with him till 12 o'clock at night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there anyone there besides the two lads?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was a female—the prisoner was not there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-141" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FLOYD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 199). From information I received, I took the prisoner into custody on the night of 14th January—I told him I</p>
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<p>should charge him with violently assaulting a man, by striking him on the head with a broom—I said "The man is now lying in the London Hospital, and is not expected to recover from the injuries he has received"—the pri
<lb/>soner said "I don't know what you mean, I don't know anything about it"—I said "I am not certain whether you are the man or not; but I shall soon know "—I called the witness Stroder, and he identified the prisoner as the man who had struck the deceased—the prisoner then pulled off his cap, pointed to a wound on his head, and said "What did he do this for I he struck me first, and I struck him again, and I think I should have been a dunce if I had not done so "—on the way to the station he said "I don't know how this
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> began; I was drunk at the time; if I was the first to give the insult I am sorry for it; all that I know, he struck me first and I struck him again; I don't think I struck him any more than once; I did not intend to murder the man; I hope he won't die."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had the prisoner a wound on his head?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and a small piece of sticking plaister on—it was a small wound—the blood was dry at the time I saw it; it appeared to be a sort of a graze, what I could see of it—I took him at 8, and this occurred soon after 5 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES OSBORNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). On 14th instant, about 9.30, I went to the London Hospital, and found the prisoner there—he was taken to the bedside of the deceased—I asked the deceased man how he felt, and if he could explain to me how he received his injuries—the prisoner was at the bedside at the time—the deceased looked round, and pointing to the prisoner, said "That is the man who struck me "—just at that moment Mr. Ley, the house surgeon, spoke to the deceased, and told him he was in a very dangerous state, and he said "Tea, I know I am in a dangerous state; I was sweeping down outside the dock-house, this evening; he (
<hi rend="italic">pointing to the prisoner</hi>) struck me with a broom once; I saw another blow coming; I remember no more"—the prisoner, in answer to that, said "I am sorry for what I did; I will not contradict you; but did not you strike me first?"—the deceased said "No, certainly not; why should I, I never saw you before, to my knowledge "—the prisoner then said "I hope you will get over it"—I was present when the deposition of the deceased was taken by the Magistrate, at the bed side, about two hours after that—the prisoner was present, and had an opportunity of asking any questions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Deposition Read.</hi> "The deposition of Henry Byatt, 5, Albert Grove; taken at the London Hospital. I was washing down the steps at the London Dock House, Pennington Street, about 5.10, when the prisoner came up, seized the broom, struck me on the head. I saw another blow descending, and I remember no more. Why he attacked me I don't know. He flew at me, wrenched the broom from my hand, and said 'There you b—!' I never saw the man, to my knowledge. I never gave him any provocation. That is all I have to say.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not strike the prisoner. I don't know how he got the wound on his head. He was the worse for drink."</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEY</persName> </hi>. I was house-surgeon at the London Hospital—the deceased, Henry Byatt, was brought in on Saturday evening—he was suffering from a small laceration on the scalp—he had blood flowing from the left ear, showing the base of the skull was fractured—there was a contusion on the right forehead—he was quite sensible at the time—on the Tuesday he became perfectly insensible, and died in the evening, at 11.30—thecause of death was inflammation of the brain from a fractured skull—</p>
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<p>such a wound as he had would be caused by a blow from a broom—I examined the prisoner's head on the Monday morning—there was a slight graze—it was quite dry—I mentioned, at the Police Court, that the man had carious bone by the side of the fracture—I said a fracture would be more easily caused when the bone was carious—the cause of death was from the blow—I think the fracture was caused by the fall—the blow on the forehead was not so likely to get a fracture at the base of the skull—the head was very much bruised—the deceased was about thirty-two, I should think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> On the Saturday night I was coming along Penning
<lb/>ton Street, and that man was sweeping in front of the Dock House. I asked him to hold on while I went past him. He swept the mud right over my shoes and trowsers. I said "You might have held on while I passed." He said "Who are you; why should I hold on for you?" I said "You might be civil;" and he struck me on the head with the broom. I have the mark now. I snatched hold of the broom, and got it from him, and struck him on the head. I saw him stagger, and I threw the broom out of my hand. I did not know the man before. The wound on my head was bleeding, and the
<hi rend="italic">missus</hi> of the house put some sticking plaister on it, and the doctor took it off on the following Monday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-144" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN FOLEY</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is a labourer, and lodges with me—I recol
<lb/>lect the night he was taken to the hospital to the deceased man—I saw the prisoner about 5.30 that evening—he came in doors, and asked if there was any tea ready—I said "Yes, immediately"—he went up stairs, and laid on the bed—he came down in about half an hour, and went to wipe his face with a towel, and he brought some blood down from his head—I said to him "You have been fighting"—he said "I have been having a bit of a tustle outside the door"—I looked at it—it had been bleeding very much, and I strapped it up—the first piece of strapping came off with the blood, and I put a second piece on—the prisoner had had a drop—I did not notice him drunk—he did not seem excited when he came in—he asked for his tea, and then went up stairs—I did not notice whether there was any blood on the bed afterwards—he had a room to himself—he wiped his face with a towel—I think there was a little blood on the towel.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD YOUNG</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the man who had the broom strike the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-170-18710130 t18710130-170-punishment-26"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710130-172-offence-1 t18710130-name-147"/>Sarah Claridge</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Browning;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for Beer; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROOKE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for Davey.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 105). On Monday night, 2nd January, about 11.10, I was in Thomas Street, Bethnal Green, and heard men shouting and women shrieking in Chilton Street—I went there and found about twenty men and women quarrelling; the men wanted to fight—I advised them to go away and take another time for fighting—the prisoners were all there—I knew Bryan, Beer, and Davey by sight—I advised them to go away, but they would not, and Bryan came behind me, put his hand round my neck, and threw me on my back—I got up and took hold of him, he struggled and we both, fell—while I was on the ground the other prisoners kicked me violently about the head and under the arm—my mouth was hurt, and I lost a tooth—I got up, still holding Bryan, and was making my way to the station, when Browning stood in front of me, and said "Let him go, let him go," and he struck me on the head with something very heavy, which felled me to the ground—they all commenced kicking me, and some one called out "Don't kill him "—with that they ceased, and I got up and seized Bryan again; the word "
<hi rend="italic">rouse</hi>" was given; they all surrounded me and I was
<hi rend="italic">punched</hi>—Browning struck me several times on the head with something like a bludgeon; it was large and black, something like this (
<hi rend="italic">a truncheon tipped with an iron band</hi>)—this is much heavier than one of ours—I drew my truncheon and made a strike, but my arm was caught behind, and my truncheon was taken away from me—some one I do not know asked me for my rattle—I handed it out, and there were several hands to take it—it was sprung, and the prisoners went away—a constable came, or I should have fallen from loss of blood from my head—my nose and mouth were bleeding—my wounds were dressed at the station—Brown
<lb/>ing had a bandage round his head—Davey, the smallest prisoner, climbed up by the side of me and tried to reach my face—on Wednesday morning the four prisoners were brought to my bed, and I knew them at once—they were not placed with others at that time—Beer kicked me, when I was on the ground, first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>. My beat is round about Chilton Street—that is rather a roughish neighbourhood—I had not seen other
<hi rend="italic">rows</hi> that day—there were about twenty people there, and four or five women—the "White Horse "is the nearest public-house, and that is a long way off—when I went up, Browning and another man were attacking one another, but I did not see any blows—I will undertake to say that there were not 150 people in the street—a man was being led away by two other men and a woman; a man got in front of me, and he was the first person I spoke to—they were a few yards from the rest of the mob—when I was thrown down, my helmet came off—this was between two gas lamps—I had never seen Browning before, to my knowledge—it was not the first time I have been thrown down—I was just as sensible when I got to the station as I am now, and I described the men—several other men in the crowd hit me, and I described others besides these four.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I was in uniform—I had been on duty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bryan. Q.</hi> Where have you seen me before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the neighbourhood of Brick Lane.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have two men been brought to you who you declined to identify?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Bryan</hi>) struck Young, and they fell together in the road—Young got up, took him by the collar, and asked him what he had done that for—they fell again, and the other men kicked Young while he was on the ground—Browning was one of them; he had a white bandage on his head—I cannot identify the other two—I said "Oh, you vagabonds, to serve a man in that manner!"—I went for a policeman, and when I was half way down Hare Street I heard Bryan behind me—he went into a doorway, peeped round a corner, and then walked out again, and went into the "Hare" public-house—I remained at the opposite corner, what we call the "Crown" corner, looking for a policeman, and while there I saw Browning go into the public-house, with several others—soon after
<lb/>wards I saw Young going to the station, in a dreadful state, another con
<lb/>stable was helping him, and a young man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>. I said before the Magistrate, that I could not swear to Browning's features, but his dress is the same—I swore before the Magistrate that the man with a bandage was a tall man—he was about five feet high—I call the policeman (
<hi rend="italic">Young</hi>) five feet—I think the man with the bandage was about the same size as the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bryan. Q.</hi> Did you see my features?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, because you all ran so, and while the bother occurred it was so dark—I know you by your dress; a person dressed as you are had a struggle with the policeman, and you are about the same size and figure.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer H</hi>). On the night of 3rd January I took Davey—I told him he would be charged, with others, with violently assaulting one of our men, on the night previous—he said that he knew nothing about it; he was not there; he was in bed—I said "I was not there, but I am very much misinformed if you were not, and immediately after the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> you ran into a public-house, with your shirt sleeves covered with blood, and said that you had had a b—y lark with a policeman"—he then said that he was there, and did all he could to assist the policeman, and got his rattle, and tried to spring it—I told him I had no doubt he did, from what I was informed, and knocked him about the head with it—I got him to the station, and told him to take his coat off, and on both his shirt sleeves there were spots of blood, from the wrist up to the shoulders—I asked him to explain that—he said "Well, that was done at home, three weeks ago last Sunday"—I said "That shirt does not appear to me to have been worn three weeks"—he said "I forgot, it was done at my mother's, last Sunday week."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. I did not say before the Magistrate that I said "I have been told that you were there, and ran immediately into a public-house in your shirt sleeves, and said '
<hi rend="italic">They</hi> have had a b—lark with the policeman'"—I did not say "
<hi rend="italic">they</hi>" instead of "
<hi rend="italic">you</hi>"—my deposition was read over to me, and I signed it—I never understood the publican to say that the words he used were "
<hi rend="italic">They</hi> have had "—if I had noticed that when my deposition was read over I should have corrected it—I may have said, as to the rattle "I am informed you knocked him about the head with it," or I may not—we say a great deal before the Magistrate that never appears here—he said that he had had a fight three weeks</p>
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<p>before, at his father's house; but not till after I saw the blood at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it from the information you received that you requested to look at his shirt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710130-name-157" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA BRITTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 90, Hare Street—on 2nd January I heard women screaming—I went up Chilton Street, and saw a policeman, with fourteen or fifteen men, and two women—the policeman was persuading them to go away, because they wanted to fight; but they would not—he got two of them down Thomas Street, and two more of them wanted to fight—he said "As soon as I stop two of you fighting, two more want to begin," and one in a light jacket struck the policeman, and knocked him down—I do not know who he was—the policeman took him by the collar, and he struggled, and fell, and all the others went round him and kicked him—he got up again, still holding the one with the light jacket; they struggled, and fell again, and they all kicked him as they had before—I cannot tell who they were, it was too dark to discern their features; but one had a bandage on his head—they all ran away but the one who the policeman had got—the one with the baudago said "Who has he got now? I will go back and see"—he came back, and the one who was underneath the policeman said
<hi rend="italic">"Cop,"</hi> and he got away, and ran off, and the one with the bandage hit the policeman upwards of a dozen times on his head with some weapon, I could not see what, and the policeman said "I have had enough"—he had nothing on his head, and he reeled on to the opposite side of the way and said "What, no help?"—I said "Where is your rattle?"—he pulled it out, and tried to ring it; but could not—a little girl, about fourteen, said "Give it to me, master," and she tried to ring it, as well as she could—he said, a second time, "What, no assistance?" and as he said that another policeman came to his assistance, and then Davey came up to me in his shirtsleeves—he lives next door to me—he said "Emma, what is the matter?"—I said fourteen or fifteen
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> have nearly killed this policeman "—he said "Don't you say nothing, or perhaps you will get a crack from some of them"—I said "If I see any of them I shall lock them up "—the policeman was then taken to the station, and Davey followed, and stood outside the station with me till 12.15, in his shirtsleeves, and no cap on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. Davey said "I heard the screams while I was at supper"—he also said that he had just come from his supper—he came from the direction of his father's house—that was after the men had treated the policeman in this way—if he had been there without his coat, assaulting the policeman, before that, I think I must have seen him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What light was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were lamps outside the public-house, and a lamp at the corner of the first turning in Chilton Street, and this happened between the two lamps.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-158" type="surname" value="MUNDAY"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MUNDAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 45, Chilton Street—on the night of 2nd January, about 11 o'clock, I saw a mob of men and women in the street—They were commencing a quarrel—they came out of Hare Street into Chil
<lb/>ton Street—the policeman came up and told them to go away—he found it was no use, and one of them said that he would fight any man in England—the policeman told him he had better go and fight a beefsteak, it would do him more good—one of them said that he had had one for his dinner, and did not want one now—the policeman got them to move on a little, and a woman shouted out that she would not be knocked down by anybody—</p>
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<p>the policeman asked her if she was going to begin again, and then two more began fighting, and the policeman left the woman, and was going to part them, and the one with the drab jacket went behind the policeman and threw him down on the pavement—I should say it was Bryan, but I will not swear to him—he got up again, and caught him by the shoulder; they struggled and fell, and then the others began kicking the constable, and some striking him from the top—he got up, still holding the one with the drab jacket, and they all gathered round, and were striking the policeman, and he went down again—I assisted in lifting him up, and they were all round striking him—they worked him up against the wall, and I caught hold of one of them and turned him round—I then saw one with a bandage on his head strike the policeman with some weapon—I should say that that was Browning—it was a large weapon, about the size of this staff—I thought it was the constable's staff, as I saw it taken away from him—I know Davey very well, but I did not see him there—I saw one like Beer, but I cannot swear to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I should not like to swear that Beer was there at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-159" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-159" type="given" value="ISRAEL"/>ISRAEL MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a publican, of 21, Hare Street—on 2nd January, about midnight, Charley Davey came in without his coat, and said "Oh, Christ! there is such a b—y lark, they have almost killed a policeman"—I saw stains of blood on his shirt sleeves.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. The blood was plainly conspicuous—I told those words to the constable Shepherd—several other people in the house heard the remark, and saw him—he stayed there about ten minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did it appear fresh blood?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say that it was fresh; but it was very plain—you could not be any wise from seeing it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-160" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-160" type="given" value="GEORGE BAXTER"/>GEORGE BAXTER PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> Division of police—on the night of 2nd January, I examined Young—he had from twelve to fifteen wounds between the top of his head and the nape of his neck; the whole integument was one mass of wounds, and there were six clean cut wounds from 2in. to 21/2in. long, reaching to the bone—he also had contu
<lb/>sions behind his ears, a tooth knocked out, and he was bruised all over his body—the wounds were evidently inflicted by two different kinds of instruments, some were semi-contused—the four clean cut wounds were of a very serious nature, and his life was in danger—he has progressed very favourably, but he has symptoms about his head which seem to indicate that there will be chronic mischief—there were also wounds about his ankles—such an instrument as this staff would produce the serious wounds—the wounds about his body might be produced by kicks, and also those behind his ears.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-161" type="surname" value="LEAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-161" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer H</hi>). On the evening of 2nd January, I took Beer, and told him it was for assaulting a policeman named Young, on Monday evening—he said "I was in bed at the time"—I afterwards went with Doughty to a beer-shop, in Slater Street, and apprehended two men—as I was leaving Browning followed me out, and picked up this poker—he said "Let the b—go, don't take an innocent man, or I will knock your brains out"—I kept the men in custody, and when I got into the street I found I had made a mistake, and Browning was the man I wanted—I went back to the beer-house, and he was gone—the inspector after
<lb/>wards took him—I searched his house, and found this truncheon concealed between the bed and the mattress.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. The two men we apprehended are not in custody now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-162" type="surname" value="HOSKISSON"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-162" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOSKISSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Inspector H</hi>). On the day after this trans
<lb/>action, I went with Leaker to 2, Farthing Hill, where Browning lived, and saw him and others—I collared him, and said "I think this is the man we want"—he said "I can prove where I was on Monday night, I was in bed"—I had not then told him what he was charged with—I saw Leaker find this truncheon between the mattresses—I told Browning he would be charged, with others, with violently assaulting a constable at 11 o'clock the night before—I took the four prisoners to Young's house, who was ill in bed, the next morning, and he at once identified the whole of them, stating what each of them did—most of them made some remark—he was quite satisfied as to Browning, and said "That is the man who struck me with something on the head, and that is the man (
<hi rend="italic">Bryan</hi>) who first struck me; Beer kicked me when I was down, and Davey struck me in the face"—Davey said "Did not I spring your rattle?"—he said "No, you struck me in the face"—Browning had a wound on his head, and a large plaister going round the front of his head.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-163" type="surname" value="DOUGHTY"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-163" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DOUGHTY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi>). I took Bryan about 7 o'clock in the evening, and told him it was for assaulting a constable the night before—he said "I was in bed at the time"—I had not mentioned the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bryan's Defence.</hi> I was at home before 10.30 that night, and went to bed; my mother and sister are here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi></p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-164" type="surname" value="DAVEY"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I am Davey's brother, and am a shoemaker, of 98, Slater Street—on Christmas day we had a few words, and our father took my part, and hit my brother on the nose, in consequence of which his nose bled.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>. This was on Christmas afternoon—my brother asked my sister to go on an errand; she did not obey his orders, and there were a few words on family affairs—I had my coat on, and my brother his, and my father his; we were all dressed as usual, in our work
<lb/>ing dress—I do not know whether my brother took his handkerchief out, but I saw his nose bleeding—my mother was there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had your brother his coat on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say; I said that he was dressed; he had his trowscrs and shirt on—when we are in our own house we do not very often have our coats on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-165" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-165" type="surname" value="DAVEY"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-165" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I am Davey's mother—I remember the disturbance on Christmas night, but I did not see him struck, as I left the house, and went to my eldest son's house, but when I returned, in "the afternoon, the prisoner said to me" Look, mother, my only bit of shirt I have got to put on," and there were spots of blood on each of the sleeves—I got him a fresh shirt, about 10 o'clock at night—he left the one with the blood on it in the front room, and my daughter gathered it up and put it between her two beds—on the night he was taken in custody, he came in about 11 o'clock; it had not exceeded 11—he asked me for a bit of bread-and-butter; he cut it himself, and went and sat down by the fire, in the front room—I then heard screams in the street; he got up and went out, and I did not see any more of him till after 12 o'clock—when he came home I asked him where he had been, at such a time, with nothing on him—he looked very cold—I had stepped up to shut the door—he said "Mother, there has been a policeman nearly killed across the road"—there was blood on his shirt then, but no</p>
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<p>more than when he put it on—he had put on the shirt that morning which he had worn on Christmas night; that is the truth, I assure you—it was because he had not got his other shirt repaired, and he said "Where is the one I wore on Christmas day?"—that one was torn, but he sewed it up him-self—he put on the shirt with blood on it, because the one he wore the week before wanted mending, and he said "Well, mother, give me the one I wore on Christmas day "—there were three shirts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>. He has only two shirts—the one he put on Christmas night was his father's—I wash for him—I did not wash the blood off, because, being Christmas night, we did not make any more washing than we could help—I did not put it into cold water, to take the blood out, because I am not able to do my own washing hardly—there were some drops of blood on the sleeves, where his nose had bled—the spots were here and there, all the way up, nearly to the shoulder, as if he had taken the sleeve and wiped his nose—there was blood, I think, on both sleeves—my daughter pressed him to go out, thinking that the few words would blow over, and he did not come back till 10 o'clock—he generally sits with his coat on at Christmas time—my husband is not here, he is at work at the East India Warehouse; he has been there twenty-eight years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-166" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-166" type="surname" value="BURKITT"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-166" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH BURKITT</persName> </hi>. I live at 48, Hare Street—I was present at this dis
<lb/>turbance between the brothers—I live in the adjoining room—I saw Davey hit by his father, and blood came from his nose—on the Monday before the disturbance I was there, and heard Davey ask his mother for a clean shirt—she said that it was not ready, and he asked for the one he had on on Christmas day, and I went and got it for him—it was between my two beds—I am his sister.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>. The squabble was about 3 o'clock on Christmas afternoon—I was in the room at the time—the elder brother was sitting by the fire, and the other stood by the table—the prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">Davey</hi>) had no coat on; he had just put his clean shirt on, and he asked his little sister to sew his coat up—the shirt was quite clean, I saw it taken off the line—I wash the linen—I had known of a shirt being blooded by the nose—I had not washed it—his elder brother had thrown a can of beer over him, and he wanted to strike him; but my father prevented it, and hit him on the nose, and then carried him into the adjoining room—his shirt was very wet with the beer, and he held his head down, and his nose bled a great deal; he went and sat on my bedstead while I sewed his shirt up, on the shoulder—he had not got a pocket handkerchief, so he held his head down, and his nose bled on the floor, and as he moved from our counter the drops of blood went on one sleeve, and he wiped his nose with the other sleeve, which was spotted—I then persuaded him to go out, and he came back about 10 o'clock—I did not wash his shirt, because, being holiday week, I did not do more washing than I could help; but I had washed him a woollen one; but when he took this shirt off I put it between my two beds, and it was there a week—he had only two shirts; but he had one of his father's—I know Jane Sloane, she is here; she was in the house on the very day the policeman was assaulted—she called on an errand that rooming, it being a leisure day—my brother was in bed, and he asked his mother for the clean shirt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi></p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-167" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-167" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-167" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">a child</hi>). I live at 10, Little Pearl Street, near Mrs. Beer's house—I was there on Monday, 2nd January, and saw Beer</p>
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<p>come home, about 6.55—he had his supper, and sent me for a half-pint of beer—me and his brother Alfred and his mother were there when he had his supper—after he had it he asked me to go outside while he and his brother Alfred went to bed—I went out, and in about five minutes they called me into the bedroom—it was then about 7.30—I saw them in bed then—after that his biggest brother, Charles Beer, came in, and afterwards his sister—his mother was there all the time; but she went out about 10.30, to take her daughter home, and returned about 11.30—I remained there while she was gone—neither Joseph or Alfred went out, they were fast asleep—I stayed there from a little before 7 till 12 o'clock, when my mother called me, and I chained the door—between those times I am per
<lb/>fectly certain that Joseph did not go out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>. I live there with my father and mother—my mother is not the landlady—I am in the habit of sitting there of an evening—I run on errands for them almost every evening—I am always there—I do work for Mrs. Beer—I have seen them all since I gave evidence at the Police Court—we all live in the house together—we have talked about this case—what I was going to say has been written down by Mrs. Beer, and all of us, and also what Mrs. Beer has said—nobody in the house has written it—the Magistrate put it down, but no one else—I know Bridget Crawley—I heard Mrs. Beer examined at the Police Court—I men
<lb/>tioned at Worship Street about Mrs. Beer going out with her daughter, and staying out for an hour—my evidence was written down, and I was asked if it was correct—this is my mark. (
<hi rend="italic">The deposition being read, did not date that Mrs. Beer and her daughter went out.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you tell whether everything was taken down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot—the policeman took Beer on the Tuesday night, and I am per
<lb/>fectly certain that it was on the night before that that Mrs. Beer went out with her daughter—we talked the matter over with regard to that night—Mrs. Beer was examined before the Magistrate, and so was Charles Beer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I want to know what you meant by saying that Mrs. Beer, and all of them, had written down what you were going to say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is a mistake—Mrs. Beer did not write it down, the Magistrate did—that was the only time it was written down—it was read over to me at the time, but not since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-168" type="surname" value="BEER"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-168" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLBS BEER</persName> </hi>. I am Beer's brother—we live at 10, Little Pearl Street, Spitalfields, in the same house with our mother—I heard of my brother being taken up on Tuesday night between 7 and 8 o'clock—on the night before that, Monday, I came home from work at 7.45, I had my supper and went to bed—my brother Joseph had had his supper, and had gone to bed—we sleep together—he was by my side when I went to sleep—he sleeps
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> the wall—he did not disturb me in the night—it was very late when we woke—I went to work with him in the morning, and we were both sent back—we are brewer's servants—I am quite certain that it was the day before that that I came home and found my brother in bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>. He did not have supper with me—I had my supper at 7.45 or 7.50—I did not say, at the Police Court, that he was at work up to 6, and in bed by 7 o'clock—what I swore was written down, and read over—this is my signature.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were not referring to Tuesday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, to Monday, 2nd January—I said, at the Police Court, that the night before my brother was</p>
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<p>locked up, he came home at 7 o'clock, or I may have said half-past, but he was home before me, and was in bed before I was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-169" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-169" type="surname" value="CRAWLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-169" type="given" value="BRIDGLEY"/>BRIDGLEY CRAWLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Little Pearl Street—I heard on Tuesday night that Beer was arrested—he came home at 7 o'clock on the night before that; I stood at the street door, and was there at 7.30, when he had his supper—I came down at 11 o'clock and asked if all was in, and he answered no; his mother was gone to see his sister to the rail—I did not lock the house up because she was out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>. I generally lock up the house, but I did not that night—I went into his room at 7.30, while he was having his supper; not later—I stayed there about ten minutes—I did not see Charles Beer come home—I was in the house and heard him, but I was not in the room—it might be 7.45 when he came home—the beer was not sent for while I was in the room—I know the little girl who has been called—Beer's mother spoke to me about going to the Police Court—she said "You remember that me and my daughter went out," and "You remember asking my son if we were all in"—the little girl was in the room, and the mother and the son who was locked up, he was in bed—they all heard this, it was spoken in the room—we talked the matter over as friends—it was on Wednesday morning that the mother asked me to go to the Police Court to speak for her son what I knew; I said that I would go—she said "Do you remember that he came in at 7.30 and that you came down at 11 o'clock and asked if all were in "and then I told her all—she did not tell me what time the policeman was assaulted, but I have heard that it was about 11 o'clock—I heard that on Wednesday—I live in the house—I do not know where Chilton Street is—I heard Alfred Beer examined at the Police Court—Charles Beer did not speak to me when I called out and asked who was in, he was asleep, or he might not be asleep, but he was in bed—I do not know that he was in bed, but I know that the young prisoner answered me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you hear of his being arrested?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not till the Wednesday, and then the mother asked me to say what I knew—I am quite sure she did not tell me anything about the time the policeman was assaulted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-170" type="surname" value="BEER"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-170" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BEER</persName> </hi>. The prisoner Beer is my uncle, but I call him my brother—I live at 10, Little Pearl Street—I heard on Tuesday night that he was taken in custody—he came home on the Monday night, at a little before 7 o'clock—I was there when he came home, and the little girl Saunders as well—he told her to go out while they both undressed—they both went to bed while she was out, it was then a little more than 7.30—he got up at 6 o'clock—the biggest of them was sent back, and my uncle was kept till 10 o'clock, and then he came back—that was on Tuesday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>. I went to bed at 7.30—my big brother, Charles, went to bed 8 o'clock—he had had his supper—we all three went to sleep—I did not go to sleep till 9 o'clock, and they were then awake—I did not wake up till 6 o'clock next morning—I know Bridget Crawley—I did not hear her come down and ask if everybody was in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710130-name-171" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-171" type="surname" value="BEER"/>
<interp inst="t18710130-name-171" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BEER</persName> </hi>. I am Beer's mother—I first heard that he was arrested on Tuesday evening—he came home the evening before, about 7 o'clock, as near as I can think—his supper was all ready for him in the oven, and he went to bed about 7.30—my little grandson, the last witness, went to bed at the same time—the girl Saunders was there all the evening,</p>
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<p>except just going out for a minute or so on an errand, for a candle or so—my eldest son Charles came in a quarter of an hour; he sleeps with Joseph and Alfred, all three in one bed—about ten minutes before Charles went to bed, my daughter came in—I stayed in the house, it might be till 10.15 or 10.30; I then went part of the way to Moorgate Street station with my daughter, who had been with me from about 7.45—up to the time I left, Joseph had not gone outside at all, and he went to sleep within fire minutes after going to bed—the girl Saunders was in charge—I came in about 11.15, went into the bedroom, and saw my sons all fast asleep, and Joseph was snoring loud, as he is always in the habit of doing—I went to bed about 12 o'clock—the policemen changed their beats, and the strange policeman did not know what window to call at next morning, and my sons were never called; the policeman used to call them at 5.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>. I did not say at the police-station that I was never out of my room from 7.30 till 6 next morning—I do not know that I said to the Magistrate "He never went out of bed till 6 o'clock next morning, as I was in the room," but I know I told the Magistrate that I went with my daughter a little way—I did not sign my deposition at the Police Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you a son William?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he called at my place that Monday evening, about 8.30 or 9.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Bryan.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710130-name-172" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>. He generally comes in about 10.30 or 11—he is a labourer, working in the docks—he generally comes home and gives me his money—I went to bed at 10.45; I am going by the publican's clock—my daughter said that he came in at 10.30, but my clock is not right—my son was dressed the same as he is now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>. I did not talk it over with my mother, before I altered my evidence—I never spoke to her about it at Worship Street—my brother is generally in bed at 11 o'clock—he does not always get bread and cheese, but sometimes he does—I do not often fetch the beer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Davey's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "On the 2nd, I was indoors</p>
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<p>about 11.5, eating fish, and I heard a scream of females, and I went out and saw Miss Britton, and asked her what was the matter; and a girl was there springing the rattle, and she threw it down in the snow. The policeman was covered with mud, and his face bleeding. I picked up the rattle, and then sprang it, first one way and then the other. The police-man said "Give him his
<hi rend="italic">crook"</hi> and I gave him his rattle, and a man gave him his staff. Another policeman and Mr. Cotter's son had hold of him, and I gave the rattle under the policeman's arm. I spoke to some people there, and went to the station."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. YOUNG</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know Great Eagle Street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it is from 400 to 600 yards from Chilton Street: about a quarter of a mile.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on Second Count—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">on Second Count—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">of the attempt to wound.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that this must be taken as a verdict of</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed a reward of</hi> 10
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to Munday.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1871.</p>
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