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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>DAKIN, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 27th, 1871, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WILSHIRE BRAMWELL</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHALLIS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELET ALLEN</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT BESLHT</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-8" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNET</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-10" 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="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HALSE GATTY JONES</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-13" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER CROSLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-190-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining, by means of false pretences, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710227-190-offence-1 t18710227-name-15"/>Charles Thompson</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-16" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a milliner, at 252, Regent Street—I have another shop at 210—I also have a shop in the Edgware Road, and two other shops besides, in other parts of London—in February, 1870, the prisoner called on me at 252, Regent Street, and produced this paper—he said he was an agent for the Royal Scottish Plate Glass Insurance Company—I told him I had never heard of the company—he showed me this prospectus, and told me they were doing a large business, their premiums were very moderate, and said he would charge 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the risk if I would insure with him—he said he was only an agent—I asked him if it was a sound affair—he said certainly it was, and that their bankers were the London and Westminster Bank, and that there were substantial directors—he said sufficient to induce me to insure—I told him to look in again, and he came again two days after, and I agreed to insure with him—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he gave me a receipt—I received the policy in a very few days—he brought it one evening—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the signatures to the policy are A. Lumsden, Vicomte De Cissy, and A. M. Walker, secre
<lb/>tary—when he brought the policy I did not notice that his own name was written on it as the secretary, although the name on the prospectus is James Anderson—I did not observe that variance—I saw the prisoner several times after that—I insured the shop in the Edgware Road with him about a month after—he said then they were doing a very large business, and were very successful—I then paid him 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I afterwards insured 252, Regent Street, and paid him the amount on the policy, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I also insured the shop in Shoreditch at Michaelmas, 1870—he then said they were doing very well—I paid 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for that—this is the policy—it was left with me at Regent Street—the name of the Company in that policy differs from the name on the first policy—he told me they were going to change</p>
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<p>the name of the Company—I did not see any prospectus with reference to that one—I insured 210, Regent Street with him, about the same time—I paid 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for that—all the policies are in the same handwriting—the second policy is signed C. Masterman and A. Lumsden, and A. M. Walker, secretary—the policies, Nos. 3 and 4, are headed "British and Foreign Plate Glass Insurance Company, Limited," and signed A. M. Walker, manager and C. Lain, p.p.—I had occasion to call upon the Company to make good some breakages—I think the first was about May—the skylight was broken at the Edgware Road shop—my clerk communicated with the prisoner, and the breakage was made good—I have no idea what it cost—it was rough plate glass—ground glass—there was a second breakage shortly afterwards, also in the Edgware Road—that was a square of glass in the lobby—it was replaced—the next breakage was about June, in Regent Street—a small fanlight was broken—that was replaced—in putting in the fanlight his people broke another—that was a very large square—I should think it cost 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the other three breakages, which were replaced, would cost 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I should think—the last breakage was never replaced by the Company—there was another breakage at 210, Regent Street, about November—it cost me 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to put it in—I endeavoured to get it put in by the Company before I put it in myself—I saw the prisoner with reference to both those large breakages—with regard to the first he said his people had done it, and it should be put in directly—I think that was the same day it was broken—I saw him again two or three days after that, and he said it should be attended to—I should think I saw him half-a-dozen times, and he always said it should be attended to—when the last breakage of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. happened, I saw him the same day—that was in November—I had some conversation with him, and he said it should be put in—I said I was very sorry that it was such a large breakage—he said he was not, it would be a good advertisement for the Company—he said it should be put in, and I arranged with him to have it put in at night, so as not to interfere with the business, and I agreed to pay his men for night work—no men came—I wrote and told the prisoner I should go the next day to the Police Court if there was not something done—I did not see him to speak to after that—the matter was then investigated at the Police Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You carry on business at 210, Regent Street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—that is one of my cards—Ellis is the name on it—that is me—this is a card for 252, Regent Street—the name on that is Madame Louise—that is the name of one of my daughters; but I am the responsible party—I bought that shop at Christmas—I was a bankrupt in 1861; but not in April, after I had taken that shop—Madame Louise was not bankrupt—I did not pay a composition—I don't know who was in the shop when you called, in February—Mr. Murray was not there when you first called—he was there when you called one time—he introduced you as the agent of the Company—he asked if I could do anything for you, you were a very decent fellow—I had a breakage in the Edgware Road, and you replaced that, and also another which you replaced, and one in Regent Street, which you replaced—I won't be sure whether you replaced one as late us 23rd September—I know that one square, in Regent Street, had been replaced twice; but I don't know whether you did it—you had so well satisfied me that, in September or October, I insured another shop in Shoreditch, for which I paid 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I insured another shop on November 11th—you came to me about it, and I sent a sovereign down to you as a deposit—I told Mr. Wood,</p>
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<p>of Edgware Road, that he must insure his plate glass, and I told him I insured with the Royal Scottish—I don't know how the large square at 210, Regent Street, became broken—you told me it had been done by the gas—I applied at the office to have it replaced, and you sent up about it, and measured it—I don't think you wrote a letter afterwards, to gay that it was caused by the gas—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a letter I wrote to you. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "From Mr. Thompson to the British and Foreign Plate Glass Company. December 1st, 1870. Gentlemen, I have called from Mr. Thompson, 210, Regent Street, to inform you that, unless the square of glass is replaced, he will have it done, and sue you for the amount. Your early attention will oblige")—I have not got a letter which you wrote on 3rd December—it is quite possible the letters may have been opened by my son—this is another letter written by me. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "To the Secretary of the Plate Glass Company. December 2nd, 1870. If I don't get some
<lb/>thing satisfactory arranged, with respect to our breakage, in the course of to-morrow, Saturday, I shall apply to the Magistrate at the Marlborough Street Police Court, for his advice how to act, and for a warrant or summons, if so advised ")—The breakage at 252, Regent Street was caused by your people—there were three or four there—your people said so themselves—after the first summons a gentleman called and said you were very much alarmed at the proceedings that were taken, and wanted to know if it could be settled—I told him I wanted what it had cost me—I did not say I wanted 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I referred him to my solicitor—the man asked me how much I had been out of pocket—I told him everything, and sent him round to my solicitor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That was after I had been to Marlborough Street, and after I had been examined there—there was no suggestion about withdraw
<lb/>ing the charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-17" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SPYER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, in the office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies—there was no such company as the Royal Scottish Insurance Company, Life, Fire, Guarantee, and Plate Glass, in February, 1870—the British and Foreign Plate Glass Insurance Company, Limited, is registered at the office—it was registered on 19th March, 1870, and there was a notice that the office was at 165, Strand—there was no lift of share-holders given, or any documents—there is a list of seven names mentioned here as having one share each; they are all in the same handwriting.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-18" type="given" value="FREDERICK EWEN"/>FREDERICK EWEN STONE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and Westminster Bank—the Royal Scottish Insurance Company had no account at that Bank in February, 1870—I know nothing of such a Company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I suppose it would be the system of the bank to have the name of the bankers on the prospectus before the account was opened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not until the account is opened—the British and Foreign Plate Glass Insurance Company have an account at the bank—it was opened on 12th April, with 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-19" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL DRUSCOVITCH</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Detective Police at Scotland Yard—I know a person named Vicomte De Cissy—I know his handwriting very well—this signature is his—I last saw him on 5th April, 1870, at this Court, when he was convicted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> For nothing in connection with the Company?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—your papers were all given up to me at the examination at the Police Court—they have all been returned, with the exception of a prospectus, a form of the policy, and the rules of the society there, the Royal Scottish.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-20" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY EVEREST</persName> </hi>. I live at 178, High Street, Borough—I was em
<lb/>ployed by the prisoner, at 291, Strand, in March, 1869, and remained till September, 1869, as clerk—I left in consequence of illness, and saw him again about November, 1869—I asked him if I was to come back, and he said no; he was not going to keep one for several months—there was no other clerk there while I was there—I did not see anything of the Comte de Cissy there—a Mr. Barnard and Mr. Porter called several times when Walker has been there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-21" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES RANKIN</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Rankin & Co., printers, of Drury Lane—I know the defendant—I received an order to print pro
<lb/>spectuses from him—this is one of them—they were printed about April, 1869—I can't remember how many were printed—I did not see any
<lb/>one else in the matter but Walker—I went to the office of the company—I saw the last witness there—I went to collect the account for printing—I did not get the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I gave the order for the printing, who did I see?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it was me—it may have been my father—we trusted you as the secretary of the Company—we sued Mr. Spall for part of the account—I can't say that you were sued afterwards in the Superior Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-22" type="given" value="WALTER BREDON"/>WALTER BREDON TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Webster, solicitor, Basing-hall Street—we were employed by Mr. Rankin to recover money from Walker—I produce a judgment in the Exchequer against him, dated 12th August, 1869—I have been to the office of the Company several times—I have seen Mr. Walker and the clerk there—the judgment has not been satisfied.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Mr. Webster sued Mr. Spall in the County Court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and you were sued in the Superior Court afterwards, and this is the judgment—the transaction of Mr. Spall's was a different transaction to that of Mr. Rankin's claim, I believe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-23" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY EVEREST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). Mr. Walker occupied the front room second floor, and there was a little room at the back—there was furniture in the office—table and chairs, and desk—the prisoner has been there when persons have called—he has been in the office, behind the screen—he told me to tell them he was out—it occurred several times about a week before I left—he could hear what the persons came about—they generally came for money—Mr. Porter used to call for money for stationery, and Mr. Barnard for a brass plate that he had—I don't remember any other persons calling—I had 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—there was no one else employed besides myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What kind of a screen was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A glass screen—a partition with an office-table, and chair behind—it is an ordinary thing in in an office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-24" type="given" value="SIMEON"/>SIMEON JOSEPHS</persName> </hi>. I am a shop and office fitter, at Bloomsbury Street—I supplied furniture to two rooms on the second floor at 291, Strand, by Mr. Walker's directions, in June, 1809—he said that the moment it was done it should be paid for—he said it was ordered on behalf of the Royal Scottish Insurance Company—I went after the money I may say twenty times—I was put off until the committee meeting, and at last Mr. Walker gave me this bill for 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd, the amount of the furniture supplied—the bill is dated 22nd July, and was due on November 5th, four months after date—I tried to get the money several times—the bill was dishonoured—I went to the office after that—I saw Mr. Walker, but I did not get my money—I went to 165, Strand, about two months ago, and part of the</p>
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<p>furniture that was at the other office is now there—the bill was drawn by Walker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You have done business with me before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and have been paid—the account was 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—you proposed that I should take a bill; it was not my proposition—the bill was for the exact amount of the account—I was not to pay you any difference—you introduced me to a man who lent me 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—you were not to have 5 per cent, out of it—I got the loan by placing in his hands four times the amount.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was the previous transaction?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a year and a half before—it was for 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I fitted up a small shop for him—he was doing something with
<hi rend="italic">The Wandsworth Gazette.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-25" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAKER</persName> </hi>. I live at 165, Strand—in February last I let the first floor to the prisoner as the manager of the British and Foreign Plate Glass Company, Limited—he came into occupation on 8th February—there were three rooms on the first floor—the furniture was brought there directly—he occupied it up to the time of this prosecution—he paid some of the rent on account, before he took possession—he paid me one quarter, and half a quarter—I did not see anyone that called, because I was in business below—I have distrained for the last quarter's rent—since he has been taken into custody persons have been there inquiring for Mr. Walker, and we informed them that the office was closed—there was no one at the office after the prisoner was taken into custody—there was a clerk there for a little time after he was taken—that was before his committal—he was a young man—I never saw any persons come there who appeared to be directors.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When did you take possession?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it was about a fortnight after the quarter—I think it was after you were committed—I had a circular to the effect that the Royal Scottish was transferred to the British and Foreign.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-26" type="given" value="EDWARD WILLIAM"/>EDWARD WILLIAM FLAMBOROUGH</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Field & Tuer, printers—we did some printing for Walker, between March and September—they were prospectuses of the British and Foreign Plate Glass Company, and headed note paper—the account was something like 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the goods were delivered at 165, Strand—I have called there for the money myself, four, five, or six times—I think that was some time in August last year—I mostly saw a little boy there—a young man—I think I saw Mr. Walker once—I did not get the money—it has never been paid—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was printed by us. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a printed letter, giving notice of the transfer of the Royal Scottish to the British and Foreign Plate Glass Company, and signed by A. M. Walker, manager</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-27" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BLAKEBROW</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Mr. James Dudley Reeves, printer, of Printing-House Square—we printed prospectuses for the prisoner in December, 1869—we printed a prospectus for a Furnishing Trade's Insurance Company, and also a prospectus for the Royal Scottish—the goods were sent to 291, Strand—the account was 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I applied for the money at 291, Strand—I went several times—I did not get the money—I appeared at the County Court—Walker did not appear, and I got a judgment against him—I did not get any money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you aware that I have made arrangements with Mr. Reeves since, to settle the account?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know you called and left a bill—that was after you were in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-28" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON BARNETT</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 76, Hackney Road, as a glass</p>
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<p>merchant—I was employed by the prisoner to supply glass—on 27th July, 1869, I supplied a square of glass, amounting to 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in Hackney Road, and on 17th December, the same year, one square 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., altogether 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I applied for the money at 291, Strand—I saw Walker there—he said he would send the money down to-morrow—it was on a Friday, and he was going to send a Post-Office order the next day, on the Saturday—he did not send it—I have written since—I have never got the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was not one of the squares supplied to Mr. Shelton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there was not a bother that there was sufficient out of a large square to replace a small square.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-29" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN DALLER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the London and Westminster Bank—I kept the account of the British and Foreign Plate Glass Company, Limited—I have the entries here—the account was opened on 12th April, 1870—the last credit was on 4th June, 1870—the first drawing was on 16th April, and the last on 7th June—there is a small balance to the credit of the Company of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the whole account was about 190
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-30" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHANEY</persName> </hi>. I am a private inquiry agent—I have been employed with reference to this prosecution—the prospectus was placed in my hands with reference to the Royal Scottish Insurance Company—I have en
<lb/>deavoured to find the persons mentioned in the prospectus as Directors—I could not find any—I have tried to trace the names as far as possible—I found out that the Count de Cissy was doing five years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the false pretence as to the</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was not made out, and that the case of the</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was the only case to go to the Jury. Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-31" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SHAKESPEARE</persName> </hi>. I am a glazier to the Royal Scottish Plate Glass Company—Mr. Thompson, of the Edgware Road, was insured in the office—he had a breakage there—I replaced it on 23rd April—it was rough plate, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he had another breakage in Regent Street, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; another one in the Edgware Road, on 22nd July, 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; another at Regent Street, on 23rd September, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., silvered glass—on 23rd September, Mr. Thompson stated that another one was broken—it was broken by his carpenter taking down some plaster—we did not employ any carpenter—on 11th November Mr. Thompson insured the shop at 210, Regent Street—he had a breakage on the 13th—I went up and measured it—you met me there on the following Monday, and I found that the glass had been broken by the gas—Mr. Thompson knew that I was the glazier to the Company, and he sent a sovereign down by me to insure his plate glass, and I gave it to the prisoner—during the time I was glazier for the Company I replaced a number of breakages, both for the Royal Scottish and the British and Foreign—this is a prospectus of the British and Foreign—I have put in glass at most of the places named in it—all the breakages I had notice of I replaced—I know that the Royal Scottish was dissolved, and transferred to the British and Foreign, and the policies were transferred also.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live at 37, Cole Street, Borough—I was employed on one occasion by the Thames Plate Glass Company, that was how I came to know Mr. Walker—I did piece work for the Thames Plate Glass Company—they supplied the glass themselves—I put it in, and charged so much a foot—I employ men under me—before I took this business I was warehouseman to the Thames Plate Glass Company, at weekly wages—I was there twenty years—I became acquainted with the prisoner about a year and a half ago—I saw him at 291, Strand, and then he asked me to</p>
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<p>put in the glass for him—I supplied the sheet glass—that is the cheap sort of glass—the plate glass came from the Thames Plate Glass Company—I don't know whether there is anyone here from that Company—I had nothing to do with the money—I don't know whether they have been paid—I have been paid for my labour—I was paid in money—I think I have had two cheques, but chiefly in money—I never saw Thomas Howard, or Charles Masterman, or Andrew Lumsden, at the office of the Royal Scottish—I saw Mr. Roxhall once—I did not see the Count de Cissy—the prisoner told me that one Company was amalgamated with the other—I know nothing else but what he told me—I attended at 165, Strand, and plate glass was supplied by the Thames and put in by me—I can't say how much I was paid between the 12th April and 26th May, 1870—I don't know—I did not employ all my time in it—I think I have had a cheque since May—I don't know when it was I had the last—I went to 165, Strand—I saw a gentleman there once, and I was told he was Sir Henry Roxhall—he was in the office—I did not see any of the other persons—I saw the prisoner there, and worked for him up to the time he was taken into custody—this prospectus that I have been shown does not include the names of all the persons who have had glass replaced—I put in one for Mr. Toby, in the Borough—that was about February last—that was before the British and Foreign came into existence—there is 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. owing to me now for labour and glass—sometimes my account would run to 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at one time, and sometimes 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I should say I have been paid 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. since I have had to do with them—that is about a year and a half—I took a few policies in, and got a commission from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The account has become due to you since I have been in prison?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes—it was for the three months before you were committed—this is the account—the item of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. has been put in since you have been in prison—I put in all the breakages for the Poyal Scottish—I never knew of any complaint against the Company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you repair 252, Regent Street.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yea—I also did Mr. Thompson's shop in the Edgware Road; the "Gladstone Arms;" Mr. Temple, of Fulham Road, corn dealer; and Mr. Josephs, of London Wall; and there was a large breakage at a tailor's in Fenchurch Street—I did all those—they are mentioned at the back of the prospectus.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-32" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I was collector for the Thames Plate Glass Company—during the time of the Royal Scottish they used to supply the glass—we were always paid by monthly accounts up to the time of the transfer—I never heard any complaint against the Royal Scottish—whatever glass you might require would have been supplied.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left the service of the Thames Plate Glass Company in May, 1870—I believe I received one cheque from the defendant—it was paid—we did 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month with him—I have received other cheques from him, but not drawn by him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-33" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DAY</persName> </hi>. I was agent for the Royal Scottish during the whole time it existed—I introduced some 200 policies—any breakage that occurred was properly put in by the Company. I never heard of any complaint—they were always promptly put in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I entered the service in 1869, and remained up to the time this case occurred—I was collector all that time—I have seen gentlemen at the office at 291, Strand, but I was not acquainted with them—I have not seen the Vicomte de Cissy there—I received all my</p>
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<p>directions from Walker—I gave him all my orders and he paid me my com
<lb/>mission—I have seen gentlemen there in conversation together when I have called, but not in the same room I took the papers in—there were two rooms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-34" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SHELTON</persName> </hi>. I was insured in the Royal Scottish—I had two breakages and sent notice to the office—Mr. Barnett, of the Hackney Road, came to replace it—one square was a large one and the other was a small one—there would have been sufficient out of the large one to have replaced the small one—he charged me with both of them and I objected to the account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say exactly what date it was the glass was put in—I had two breakages, one in March and one in December—on the last occasion there were two broken, one in the fan-light and one in the front of the shop, and Mr. Barnett replaced those.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-35" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Day, printer, of Savoy Street, Strand—in October 1869 we printed a prospectus for the Royal Scottish—the prisoner's name appeared as the secretary—to the best of my knowledge this is the circular—we have been paid—I believe there were 100 printed—I don't know what the account was exactly—the payment was made in November, 1869—we did not print those books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I can only say that the Royal Scottish was started in May, 1869, for the purpose of doing life insurance business, but it was not prosperous at that time, so we added fresh rules to do the plate glass business. We did business for the first ten months, and Mr. Thompson had four breakages, amounting to 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; they were replaced after he had paid a premium of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; so that he reaped the benefit of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at least. I am not responsible for the doings of the directors. It is as likely I should be imposed upon as the tradesmen from whom we obtained the money. The shareholders have paid 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more than the income of the Company—I acted with no guilty intention.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Floral Star</hi>, now lying in the West India Dock—on the 17th February I met the prisoner at a beer-shop a little after 12 in the day, and went home with her to 49, Christian Street, and went to bed with my trowsers on—I had three sovereigns and five half sovereigns and some silver in my left trowsers pocket, and a knife in my other pocket—I remained there till a little after 5 o'clock—I missed my money and knife when I got up—I charged her with it—she denied it and I went out and got a policeman, who took her to the station—I told her if she would give me 6
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of it and let her go—she</p>
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<p>offered to give me the money, but the inspector would not let her—she delivered up a little over 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this is my knife (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been drinking a little—I knew what I was about—I did not intend to stay there long—I did stay about two hours and a half.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of her pocket, and offered it to him, and it was taken from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found her in the street, close to where she lives.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and this knife.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-192-18710227 t18710227-192-punishment-2"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Im
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> And
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ment of 2
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> And
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<p>two shillings—before the constable came the prisoner pulled out three good shillings, and paid me with a good one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You struck me on the side of my head, and knocked me down.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I certainly struck you; but it only knocked your hat off.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-61" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHARTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 331). I took the prisoner, and received these two shillings (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I asked him if he passed that bad shilling; he said "Yes;" but he did not pass the shilling two or three nights before—I found on him two shillings, a sixpence, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these shillings are bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-63" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK RINGROVE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 400). I produce a certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "
<hi rend="italic">Central Criminal Court; John Carr, convicted June</hi>, 1870,
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin, nine months' imprisonment."</hi>) I was present—the prisoner is the person; I had him in charge, and have no doubt of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-64" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am clerk of the gaol of Newgate—the prisoner was under my charge in June 1870, and was convicted in this Court, in the name of Carr, of uttering counterfeit coin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-201-18710227 t18710227-201-punishment-11"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MOSS</hi> (40)</persName>
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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="t18710227-name-67" type="surname" value="BOX"/>
<interp inst="t18710227-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOX</persName> </hi>. My father is a grocer, at Stanwell—on 2nd February I served Smith with half an ounce of tobacco, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me a half-crown—my father came in, tried it, found it was bad, and said he would send for a policeman—Smith ran away, leaving his tobacco and the half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-68" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BOX</persName> </hi>. I am the father of the last witness—I found Smith in the shop and my son had a half-crown in his hand which I found was bad—he said that he did not know it—I sent for a policeman, and he ran out—I saw a constable who was in Lintolt's shop run after him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith. Q.</hi> Did not you say that your neighbour, the butcher, had taken three or four bad half-crowns the same week?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-69" type="given" value="CHARLES NEWBERRY"/>CHARLES NEWBERRY BOX</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness—I received a half-crown from him, which I gave to Griffin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-70" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GRIFFIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 176). On 2nd February, I was in Mrs. Lintolt's, a butcher's shop, in Uxbridge Road—I saw Smith run by—I ran after him three-quarters of a mile; got into Ginger's cart and overtook Smith on Bedfont Road—I walked him back and met Charles Box, who gave me this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I told Smith the charge; he said he believed he took the half-crown at Staines or Egham—Ginger afterwards pointed out Moss as Smith's mate—I then took Moss, and took him back to the shop—I found on Smith a new cotton pocket handkerchief, a knife, two rings and one penny; and on Moss a quantity of different kinds of tobacco; a box, three florins, seventeen shillings, three sixpences, and fourpence, half-pennies, all good—on 6th February, I received these four half-crowns of 1825; two of 1844, and two 1836, all bad; and these two bad shillings of 1856 from James Poole.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GINGER</persName> </hi>. I am a farmer, of Stanwell—on 2nd February, I was driving into Stanwell about 12 o'clock, and stopped the two prisoners about a quarter of a mile from Mr. Box's shop, walking very fast towards Mr. Box's shop—I was going in the same direction and passed them—I saw Smith run by, and Griffin asked me to let him get up into my cart to overtake him—I did so and drove on—Griffin then got down and took Smith—I followed behind and met Moss—I said "That man was with him when I passed them, and I believe him to be his mate"—Griffin took him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-72" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES POOLE</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of Stanwell—on 2nd February, about 1.30, I looked out at my window and saw Moss come up the road from the village—he drew his hand from his pocket and dropped something into a ditch where there was eight or nine inches of dirty water—I afterwards went there but found nothing—on Sunday morning, 5th February, my little boy gave me a little bag of bad money, which I gave to the policeman on Mon
<lb/>day—my boy pointed out to me where he had found it; it was the same spot where I saw Moss drop something, there was scarcely any water there then—when Moss threw it away he was in sight of the policeman coming back with Smith.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-73" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY POOLE</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness—on Sunday, 5th February, I saw this bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) lying in a ditch, near my father's house—I picked it up and gave it to him—there was water in the ditch, but not enough to cover it—my father went with me to the spot.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown uttered is bad—these eight half-crowns are also bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's Defence.</hi> I changed a half-sovereign at Aldershot, and a crown at Wraysbury.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Moss's Defence.</hi> I never had a counterfeit coin in my possession. Smith spoke to me and went a little way with me. He went into a shop and ran out; some women and children ran after him. I never pulled my hands out of my pockets. I was on the contrary side to the ditch. I got the tobacco from some gentleman where I swept the ice at Wimbledon.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the "Civet Cat," Kensington—on 9th February, after 6 p.m., I served the prisoner with a glass of ale; he gave me a shilling, I bit it, broke it, and laid the pieces on the counter—I afterwards gave one of the pieces to the constable—the prisoner paid me and left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What can you swear to me by?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By your countenance.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was never in the shop before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-78" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH STIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Stimpson, butcher, of Church Street, Kensington—on 17th December somebody gave me a bad half-crown</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he gave me a half-crown and I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I then examined the half-crown and told him it was bad, he said that he was not aware of it, and returned the steak and the change—my husband sent for a constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-79" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STIMPSON</persName> </hi>. On 17th December, in consequence of something I heard from my wife, I went out to look for a man but could not find him—on 13th February my wife gave me a bad half-crown, and I gave the prisoner in charge with the two bad half-crowns—my foreman said, in the prisoner's presence, that he had passed a bad half-crown five or six weeks before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SEAWARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 204). I took the prisoner and received these two bad half-crowns from Mr. Stimpson, and part of a bad shilling from Thompson—I found on the prisoner 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a duplicate—he denied passing the coin on 17th December.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad, and this is a fragment of a bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I sold a set of shoe brushes for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the gentleman gave me a bad half-crown. I paid it to Mrs. Stimpson, who gave me in charge. I know nothing of the other two.</p>
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<persName id="t18710227-name-83" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLIFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a market gardener, at Barnes—on 10th February, the prisoner came to my stall in Farringdon Market and purchased a dozen cabbages for 3
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me two bad half-crowns; I bent one and told him they were both bad—I gave them back to him and he ran away; I caught him and gave him in custody—I heard several people say "He has got one in his mouth"—he was black in the face, and it has never been found—the other was in his hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHIDSEY</persName> </hi>. I am beadle of Farringdon Market—on 10th February, I took the prisoner in custody, he was all but black in the face, and appeared to be choking—he was a minute and a half or two minutes before he could speak—I asked him to open his mouth, but he never answered me; I asked him a second time and put my hand to feel if there was anything at the side—when he opened his mouth there was no coin there—I took one from his hand, and Clifford said "That is not the one I bent"—the prisoner made no answer to that—I searched him at the station but only found a halfpenny.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners' Defence</hi>. A man asked me to purchase the greens, and gave me the two half-crowns. I was going back to him when I was given in charge. The second half-crown was never given back to me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLADE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-88" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH TROTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Surrey Road, Blackfriars—last summer, Mr. and Mrs. Burns lodged at my house—at that time Mr. Burns went into Yorkshire, and Mrs. Burns went after him in the autumn—she left twenty seven pawn-tickets with me for articles pledged in our neighbourhood—amongst them was a ticket for a watch and chain, pledged at Mr. Davison's, in the Waterloo Road—I paid the interest for it on 26th November, and got a new ticket—I sent the twenty seven tickets to Mrs. Burns on 22nd December—I wrapped them up in a piece of brown paper, sealed them and tied them round with a small string, half a sheet of paper with writing on it, and three penny postage stamps—I posted it myself at 100, Black
<lb/>friars Road, on 22nd, from 5.15 to 5.20 at the latest—in consequence of something that occurred, I made a communication to the Post Office authorities—the letter was addressed to "Mr. Thomas Burns, contractors" office, 114, Hut Terries Tunnel, Ballywife Hole, Ingleton, Yorkshire"—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a portion of the paper I sent them in, and this is the letter I wrote, it is dated 22nd December—I had written to Mrs. Burns before, addressed in the same way, and had answers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I put the letter into the country letter box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-89" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWIN"/>GEORGE EDWIN VINCENT</persName> </hi>. I am an overseer of letter carriers at the South Eastern District Office—a letter posted at Blackfriars Road would arrive at the General Post Office and be forwarded in the ordinary course—I see the stamp "Too late" on this brown paper, that would indicate that it arrived too late for the evening mail—if posted after 5.30 it would be too late, and would then go into the "next collection, and be forwarded next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-90" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHATHAM</persName> </hi>. I am an overseer sorter at the General Post Office—a letter addressed to Ingleton, Yorkshire, would come to our office, and if marked "Too late" would be forwarded at 7 o'clock next morning—the prisoner was employed under me—he came on duty at 4.45 on the evening of 22nd December, and at 4.45 on the morning of the 23rd, and would leave at 8.30—letters addressed to Ingleton, Yorkshire, should go to Lancaster—letters so addressed are frequently mis-sorted—it is a small place, not generally known—if the letter packet was so mis-sorted to the Midland division it would pass through the prisoner's hands, to be re-sorted—if properly sorted it should go to the North Western division, then it would not come to the prisoner—the whole of Yorkshire, with the exception of some few towns is "Midland," but Ingleton is under "Lancaster."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was a sub-sorter in the Midland division—it would be the duty of the midnight sorters to sort letters for the Midland or Lancaster districts; there are a number of them, but this could only fall into the hands of one man out of three—if properly sorted it would not come to the prisoner's district at all, but would go to the North Western division; I don't see any are here from that division—if it was re-sorted again into its right division it would come into other person's hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He-examined.</hi> The mis-sorted letters go to the general sorting, to be re-sorted to the right division—they are placed on a tray which is pulled up and down with a rope, with a man at each end—the prisoner remained in the service of the Post Office until he was taken into custody during that time he would have access to the Lancaster bag, if so dis
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-91" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the contractors' office at Ingleton—Mr. Burns was at work there under me—his wife made inquiries of me respecting some pawn tickets—I gave her this parcel—I think it might be about Tuesday, 24th January—I made no note of the date, but my impres
<lb/>sion is that was the date—the parcel had arrived the previous day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-92" type="given" value="JANS"/>JANS BURNS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Burns—he is employed on the railway works near Ingleton, near Lancaster—after he had gone down there I remained some little time with Mrs. Trott, and in August I followed him—I left twenty-seven pawn tickets with her—in the parcel which was after
<lb/>wards given me by Mr. Smith, there are four of those tickets and six others and Mrs. Trott's letter—there were no postage stamps—I had been expecting Mrs. Trott's letter from a little before Christmas—I don't know exactly the day I received it—it was either on Tuesday or Wednesday at the latter end of January, I believe on Wednesday—I have never seen the other tickets since—some of the things were pledged at Mr. Hastings', in Union Street, Borough, some at Mr. Folkard's in Blackfriars Road, and some at Mr. Davison's in Waterloo Read—among others there is a ticket for a watch and chain pawned on 25th November, I think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The amounts advanced were very small, except on the watch and rings; there was 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the watch, and on the two rings, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Davison, pawnbroker, of Waterloo Road—I produce a ticket for a watch and chain pawned by Mrs. Burns on 26th November—I also produce a renewal ticket, dated 24th December—I gave that to the prisoner—he presented this ticket and said he wanted to redeem the watch—I showed him the watch—he paid a month's interest—I asked if he would take it out—he said no, he did not care about it—I gave him the new ticket and he went away—I had seen him once before, I think on the 23rd, the day before; he came in between 8.30 and 9 o'clock in the morning, and took out a petticoat and shift, with one of these tickets—afterwards, about 24th January, I went with the detective to the district office in Blackman Street, Borough, and was shown the letter sorters there, but could not identify any one—I then went to the General Post Office and saw about 200 men, and about the last twelve that went in I pointed out the prisoner—I took him over to the dead letter office, and told him I had come to identify him as taking some things out of our house—he denied it and said he had never been in our shop at all, and I should do him a great deal of harm—I produce a ticket for a petticoat pawned for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., one for a petticoat and shift for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and one for a gold watch and chain for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When a ticket is produced we require the interest to be paid before we show the article—I did so with the watch—7 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was the interest paid—the watch was worth the money it was in for, we had advanced nearly up to its value.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-94" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES POTTER</persName> </hi> I am manager to Mr. Hastings, a pawnbroker, of 190, Union Street, Borough—I produce seven pawn tickets—five of them were brought to me on 2nd January—they are for articles pledged at our shop, one is for a set of fire-irons, for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on 25th March, in the name of Ann Bums, one for a petticoat, for 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., one for a flannel shirt, for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and two others for flannel shirts, for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of Ann Chambers—these tickets were presented on 2nd January, and the articles taken out—I believe the prisoner to be the person who took them out—on 27th December the</p>
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<p>tickets were renewed, and the interest paid—I find here two of those renewal tickets—they are in the name of John Chambers—I believe the prisoner to be the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-95" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NOTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Folkard, pawnbroker, Black
<lb/>friars Road—I produce a pawn-ticket for a shawl, pledged for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on 7th February, 1870—it was taken out on 31st December last—I produce another ticket for a waistcoat, pledged for a half-crown—that was renewed on 30th December, and a new ticket given, which I find here—I can't say who I gave that ticket to; it was a man—I could not say whether it was the same person who produced the other ticket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-96" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RUMBOLD</persName> </hi>. I am a police-officer, attached to the General Post Office—on the afternoon of 25th January, I saw the prisoner come in with the witness Parker—in consequence of what Parker said to me, I stopped the prisoner—a great number of persons were coning in at the time—I told the prisoner I wanted to speak to him—I took him to 41, Noble Street, the Missing Letter Office, and said "This young man (meaning Parker) identifies you as having redeemed some articles about Christmas, at Mr. Davison's, pawnbroker, in Waterloo Road, and looked at a watch, but did not take it out, which tickets have been lost in passing through the Post Office"—the prisoner said to Parker "You have made a mistake; I know nothing about any duplicates; you will do me a great harm if you say so, as I was never in the shop"—I told the prisoner he would be charged with stealing the packet containing them—he replied "I know nothing about the packet, or any of the duplicates"—and he again said 'to Parker "You will do me a great harm if you say I am the man, as I was never in the shop"—he said he lodged at 26, New Charles Street, City Road—I went there, and his wife gave me this shawl, and this set of fire-irons—I afterwards told the prisoner that I had obtained from his house a shawl and set of fire-irons, which he had taken out of pledge, about Christmas—he replied "Yes; I bought the tickets"—I said "But you showed your wife more than two pawn-tickets, telling her you had found them"—he replied "Yes, I bought five or six one morning, of a man in Cheapside, about 9 o'clock, or rather before; I gave 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them"—I asked him who the man was—he said "I don't know his name, or his address; I never saw him before or since; he looked like a working man; I believe it was about a week before Christmas when I bought them, but I don't know the day of the week"—on the 27th I received from his wife a flannel petticoat and chemise, which I produce.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner has been in the service of the Post Office fifteen or sixteen years—I don't know his pay—I told him the duplicates had been lost in passing through the Post Office, before he made any reply to me—I am quite sure I made use of the word "watch" to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-97" type="given" value="JANI"/>JANI BURNS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The three tickets produced by Parker are. those that I left with Mrs. Trott; also the seven produced by Potter, and the two by Notley—some of the things were pledged in the name of Burns, and some in the name of Chambers—this shawl is the one I pledged at Folkard's, and the fire-irons at Davison's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I know nothing about the packet. On the Friday morning, as I was leaving the office, I called in Cheapside. A labouring man there showed me some tickets, and asked me to purchase them. At first I refused to do so, but he followed me some distance, and then I bought several of them. He showed me more tickets, but those I refused to have anything to do with. The watch referred to I</p>
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<p>looked at, but refused to have anything to do with it, and I gave the ticket of it back to the same man, after having looked at the watch, and would have nothing to do with it afterwards. I never have anything to do with sorting packets in the office; it is generally letters.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-99" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST SPON</persName> </hi>. I am a publisher's assistant, at 48, Charing Cross—on the morning of 9th February, in consequence of something I heard, I went to the Post Office, at Charing Cross, and made a communication to Mr. Hughes, one of the cashiers there—later in the day a message came to me from the Post Office, and I went there, and saw the prisoner, with this post-office order for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in his hand—he said he had obtained it from a gentleman, who asked him to go in and cash it, saying he would give him a shilling for the service, and told him to say it came from Campbell, of Glasgow—we have a customer of that name, and we are in the habit of re
<lb/>ceiving orders from him, on an average, twice a week—the signature to the order is not mine, or any of our firm, or by our authority.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., saying it was sent by Campbell, of Glasgow—I detained him, and walked him into the private room—I asked him where he obtained the order from—he said it was given to him by a man outside the office, who asked him to get 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cash for it, and he should be rewarded with 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for his trouble—I sent a messenger over to Mr. Spon—I asked the prisoner if he could describe the gentleman outside the office—he said yes, he could; and he described him as being tall, with a dark beard, black hat, and brown overcoat—I sent for a constable—I produce the advice of the order, it is payable to the firm of E. and F. N. Spon—the date of issue is 8th February.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I always ask the parties who the order comes from—I asked the prisoner to walk into the private room, and he did so—I did not give him the opportunity of escaping—I did not give him an opportunity of going out to find the gentleman—I left him in charge of the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-101" type="given" value="SAMUEL GEORGE"/>SAMUEL GEORGE KEMP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 245). I took the prisoner into cus
<lb/>tody—he said that the order was given him by a tall man, with long whiskers and brown overcoat, outside the office—I asked if he could identify the man—he said he could—I asked where he was—he said in Langley Street; that would be some quarter of a mile away—he first said outside the Post Office; secondly, in Langley Street; and thirdly, in Agar Street—that would be 400 yards away from each other—I did not see any such man—I went to see.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not allow the prisoner to see if he could find the man, because he made three different statements of where the man was—I did not think it likely that he could be in all three places.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-105" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PIERPOINT</persName> </hi>. I keep the "Princess Victoria," public-house, Earl's Court, Kensington—on Saturday night, 28th January, about 11.15, I was called into the tap-room and saw the prisoner with a knife in his hand—I asked him to give it to me, which he did—I kept it in my possession till Monday morning, and then gave it to the police—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 370). On Saturday night, 28th January, about 11.30, I saw Tyson standing at the door of the public-house bleeding from just beneath the ribs—he complained of haying been stabbed, and charged the prisoner with stabbing him—I asked the prisoner if he had done it; he said he had stabbed many a man with a bayonet and he had stabbed as good a man with a knife, and he said "I intended to do it"—he was quite sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never made use of any such words, if I had, the prosecutor would have heard me; where was he?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He stood on the left hand side of the door—there were a great many standing round, I don't know whether they heard what you said.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon, at St. George's Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there on 29th January, at 12.50—he was suffering from a small incised wound in the belly, about four inches from the navel, on the left side; that is a very dangerous place—it was such a wound as would be inflicted with the small blade of a knife—I did not probe it—he is quite well now, only suffering from a little stiffness—it was a very fortunate escape; it was impossible to tell at the time whether he was fatally injured or not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-108" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, William's Court, Earl Street, and am potman to Mr. Pierpoint—I was in the tap-room—the first thing I saw was Tyson with a shovel in his hand with which he struck Clarke twice on the head, as he was sitting on a seat—I had to leave the room—I heard a bit of a squabble and went in again—I heard Clarke say "If you repeat the same as you repeated to me this evening, I will put something into your inside" and three or four minutes afterwards, I saw a knife in his hand—I went to the door and called Mr. Pierpoint, and he came and took the knife from him—I did not see the wound inflicted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had the knife in my hand to cut a piece of tobacco and was cutting my finger-nails, when the prosecutor struck me with the shovel. I did not mean to do any hurt with it; I don't know how it was done. The prosecutor had had a row with another man that same night; Mr. Davis's son; and broke his collar bone. I had the knife in my posses
<lb/>sion three quarters of an hour before it happened.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count.</hi>—Feloniously receiving the same.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The male prisoner being a foreigner, the evidence was interpreted to him.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-113" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BINNING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Jones, a gold and silver refiner, of 19, Long Acre—on the afternoon of 23rd January, the male prisoner came in with another man, who acted as interpreter for him; he took a parcel from the prisoner's hand—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it; it was tied up in a handkerchief—I opened it and asked him some questions—the other man spoke to the prisoner in French, but I did not understand the prisoner's answer—I noticed a crest on the forks, and referred to a police list, which we had, of stolen property—from what I saw there, I took the prisoner to the station, and the other man with him—I left the other one outside; he would not come in—he said there was no necessity for him to come—when I came out again he was gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-114" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE FARLEY</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid to Samuel Brown, of the Elms, Larkhall Rise, Clapham—I have the care of the plate—the property produced is my master's—it is all silver, except the candlestick, which is plated—some of them have my master's crest on, and some his name—they were lost on 20th January—I last saw them on the 19th, at 11 o'clock at night, when I went to bed—they were in the pantry—I left the pantry and the house fast—I came down at 7.45 next morning and found that the house had been entered through the larder window—the iron grating outside had been forced, and the window opened—besides the plate, I missed two table cloths, three table napkins, four glass cloths, two dresses, two aprons, and a shawl—I had seen them safe the night before—the plate is valued at 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the shawl was mine—I found this piece of wood lying on the matting in the passage, it came from the larder door—this dress (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) belongs to the cook—I identify it and all the other articles.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOYELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E.</hi>) On 23rd January I saw the prisoner, with the refiner, at Bow Street—I asked him, in French, how he became possessed of these articles, alluding to the silver—he said they had been given to him by another man, to go and pledge or sell at a shop in Long Acre—he said it was a man he had met at Boulogne some short time ago, and he had accidentally met him in a public-house kept by a Mr. Smith—I then asked him what he was—he said a jeweller and goldsmith—he said he had only been three days in this country—I asked him where he slept the first day—he said he could not tell, but he believed it was at a public-house of the name of Smith—I asked him where he slept the second night—he said at the same place—I went to a place he told me of, in the Tottenham Court Road—he could not tell me the name of the street, but I went to all the public-houses in the neighbourhood, and got a good description of him—I told him I should charge him with the unlawful possession of this plate—I found on him a watch, some money, a number of letters, and a wooden pipe—I afterwards went with Sergeant Kerley to a house in Stephen Street, Tottenham Court Road, and saw him find some things—I then went to 68, Whitfield Street, where the two female prisoners were lodging—I found them there, and in the room found this dark lantern, containing oil, a phial containing prussic acid, these three napkins, four glass cloths, and forty-two duplicates, one referring to the shawl that has</p>
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<p>been identified, the others relate to coats, shawls, &c., but some of the pawnbrokers refused to show us the articles.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-116" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KERLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E</hi>). I saw a letter found on the prisoner; it is not here, it was sent to Boulogne to make inquires, in cones
<lb/>quence of something in that letter on 23rd January, I went to 10, Stephen Street, Tottenham Court Road; in the second floor back room I found Hughes—Allen came in while I was there—I searched the room, and in a table-drawer found this chisel, a portion of a centre-bit, and a pipe case—the pipe found on St. Voirin, exactly fits the case—about 1 o'clock on the morning of the 25th, I went to 68, Whitfield Street, and saw both the female prisoners there, in bed—I told them I was a detective officer, and I addressed Allen, and said "You know me; you saw me last night, both of you, at 10, Stephen Street"—they said "Yes, all right"—I said "I have got Eugene in custody; I believe he has been living with you" (
<hi rend="italic">Allen</hi>), and she said "Yes he has"—I said "I have every reason to believe you have stolen property here, and I shall search your place"—I did to, and found this dress which has been identified as the cook's, also the other portion of the centre-bit, which fits the portion I had found in Stephen Street—Hughes said "That belongs to the other portion you found in my place last night"—I have examined this piece of wood with the centre-bit, and it exactly corresponds with the marks—this candlestick was standing on the table, with a candle in it—I said to Allen "Who does this belong to?"—she said "It was left here by somebody, I don't know who"—this dress was lying on the bed—Hughes was looking for her dress, and I said "I suppose this is the one"—she said "No, I shan't put this on, I shall put on a warmer one."</p>
<hi rend="italic">St. Voirin.</hi> The part of the centre bit was not there when I left home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hughes.</hi> The centre-bit does not belong to this man, neither did he ever see it till he came to Bow Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-117" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a policeman at the Wandsworth Road Railway Station—I was on duty there on the morning of the 20th—I was giving out tickets for the workmen's early trains, at 4.8, 5.8 and 6.8—at 5.8 I gave out a first-class ticket to Ludgate, to a man very like the male prisoner—I believe he is the man; I took particular notice of him—I told him to stand back till I had issued the tickets to the workmen, as if they missed the train they would lose their day's work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">'St. Voirin. Q.</hi> Did you not say at the Police Court, that the person wore whiskers or beard?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A little whiskers, to the best of my opinion, very little—I did not notice anything in his hands—I looked at his features—it is an unusual thing to have a first-class passenger by that train—Larkhall Rise is about 500 yards from the station—he asked for the ticket in English—"First-class to Ludgate, single," and when I told him to stand back he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-118" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE COPE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Elijah Cope, of 68, Whitfield Street—the male prisoner and Allen lodged there for twelve weeks, as man and wife—they occupied the front kitchen—she told me he was a cook at the Charing Cross Hotel; he cannot speak English—on the Sunday before 23rd January, he told me he was going the next morning to Belgium for three weeks; he told me that in English; he can speak it a little—he said he would pay the rent for his wife before he went, and he would return in three weeks—sometimes he paid the rent, and sometimes she did—Allen told me that he was engaged in his business one week at night, and the other week in the day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-119" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA HEARD</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and kept the house, 10, Stephen Street—I know the three prisoners—Hughes came to lodge with me on 13th August, 1870, in the name of Mrs. Louie; she came with her husband, a Frenchman, and occupied the second floor back; she stayed till 23rd January—the other two prisoners used to visit her almost all the tune she lived there—they used to be there almost every day—on 23rd January, the police came and searched the room, and Hughes left that night with Allen—Mr. Louie went away in the evening, and I saw no more of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-120" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS CATER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Cater, a cab-driver, of 9, Tudor Place, Tottenham Court Road—I have known Hughes eight years—I never knew anything wrong of her—I knew her as the wife of a cabman—I lost sight of her some time ago, till within the last three months, when she came to live in Stephen Street—I have seen the other prisoners at her lodging—I have a pawn-ticket of a shawl; it was given to me by Hughes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-121" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TOWERS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Smith, a pawnbroker, 23, Tottenham Court Road—this is a ticket for a shawl, which was pledged with me for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on 20th January, I believe, by Hughes; this is the shawl—I gave this ticket to the person who pledged it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hughes.</hi> It is false to say that I pledged it; I did not; the habit was given to me, and as I had no use for it, I gave it away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">St. Voirin was further charged with having been before convicted of felony</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I produce a certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">This certified the conviction of Eugene St. Voirin, on his own confession, at the Police Court, Manchester, on 11th March</hi>, 1870,
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.] And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Im
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a quarter-franc, of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SERJEANT SLEIGH, BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 663). On Saturday night, 8th February, about 8.30, I was on duty in Walbrook, and saw Griffiths and Cox standing opposite Mr. Howell's public-house—Cox went into the public-house three times—she said something in a whisper, and I gave a signal to Hunt, who was in plain clothes, and went on my beat—about 9.55 there was a
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It did not occur to me that they had robbed him before he left the public-house; but I thought they might before they left him—the place where they propped him up was 300 yards from the public-house—he was not too drunk to come to the station; but he was kept there all night, because he was drunk—he had a cap on—I heard that a friend lent it to him because he lost his hat; but I do not remember hearing that he lost it in a fight—sixpence was found on Griffiths.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Martin. Q.</hi> Did you see me in Cannon Street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In my experience, women do not stop long with drunken men, after they find that they have got no more money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Oily Policeman</hi> 631). About 11.30 on this night, I saw Martin in Cannon Street, very drunk—I took her to the station, and she was placed in a cell, away from the two other prisoners, with another woman named McDonald, who was also there for being drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 576). I was at Bow Lane Station, and about 3 o'clock, a.m., I visited the cell where Martin was, with another woman, McDonald, who had been brought there first—they were both asleep, and I found on the floor, close to Martin, this watch (
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<lb/>thing, won't you?"—I said "Yes"—I took the precaution of taking my watch guard from round my neck, and dropping it—a young woman after
<lb/>wards asked me if I had lost my watch, and then I missed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been enjoying myself, and was very fresh—I lost my hat—I do not know how, as I had not been in any
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, but possibly I might have dropped it coming along, and not stopped to pick it up, being fresh—I had on a blue cricketing-cap, with a white star—I did not have a
<hi rend="italic">spar</hi>, because I had a friend with me—I am not in the habit of drinking liquors, and as I had had nothing to eat since morning, it got hold of me—I asked them to keep me at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Martin. Q.</hi> Do you recollect the first public-house we were in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not recollect any of the houses I was in—I may have said that I had a wife and child in the country, because I have—I do not know what I paid for—I did not give you the watch to take care of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in loose silver—there were four half-crowns and two florins—she fell at my feet—I put my hand in my pocket, and misaed 18
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was left—I gave her in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you come out of a public-house, and clap me on the shoulder, and ask me to drink with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not ask you to go with me to the fire-escape, and threaten to break your jaw because you would not—I had just taken off my belt and axe, to get my pipe and tobacco out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-157" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BASKETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 144) I took the prisoner—she said she had not got a farthing about her, she had been drinking—the prosecutor was perfectly sober—I spoke in my ordinary tone, and the prisoner heard me very well—(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner appeared to be feigning deafness</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the leg of one of her stockings, just at the top of her boot—she heard me very well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You asked me how much there was. I told you 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and that it was mine?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, you had heard that sum mentioned as being lost.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> C. J.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHURCH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the girl was at your feet, would it be possible for her to secrete the money in her stocking without your knowing it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw her fumbling behind her; but what she was doing I do not know—my belt was on my left arm—I had taken it off—a policeman came up in about ten minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-170" type="given" value="THORNS"/>MR. THORNS COLE</persName> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-171" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MAYER</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Honeysuckle Square, Milton Street, and am a cabinet-maker—on Saturday, 28th January, about 10.45, I saw the prisoner and another man come through the square—the prisoner asked me if I knew a man of the name of Alick, who worked at Simmons'—' I told him I knew no one at Simmons', and I waited to see what they did—directly after he spoke to me he turned round, pushed the door open and went into Simmons'—he brought out two reams of paper, put them on a barrow, and wheeled them away—the barrow was just round the corner, under the arch, in Honeysuckle Square—I made a communication to a constable and he stopped the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-172" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT MAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 54). On Saturday night, 28th January, the last witness spoke to me and stopped the prisoner—he had this paper on a barrow—I asked him where he got it from—he said he got it from Hudson's Yard, Milton Street, and he was going to take it up here—I asked him where, and he said up in the City Road—I took him into custody and took charge of the barrow and paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-173" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I am a box maker, at 49, Milton Street—this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my property—I did not sell it to the prisoner, or to any person—when I last saw it, it was near the warehouse door—that was in the morning of the same day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-174" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WELLS</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in glass, and am in the habit of letting out barrows—the policeman showed me a barrow at the station—it was mine—the prisoner has had barrows of me many times—I did not let him that</p>
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<p>barrow on Saturday, 28th January—it was put outside, under the archway and someone took it away without my authority—I don't know who it was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Two men stopped me in Milton Street, and asked me to move two bales of cardboard, and I said I would do it. They said it was to go to Old Street, City Road. I went to Mr. Wells' for the barrow, and the barrow being outside I took it. The men brought out the two bundles and put them on the barrow, and I was going up Bunhill Row with them when the constable stopped me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/2
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROLLINGS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KERRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I keep a shop in the Latimer Road, and am also managing a building operation at Wimbledon—on the night of the 7th February, I went to bed about 11 or 11.15—the house was then properly secured; I did it myself—about 1.30 in the morning, I heard something moving below—I opened my door and a stream of light came up the stair-case—I ran down and saw three men in the parlour behind the shop—two of them got out of the window and one I secured—I kept him there about half-an-hour, till a constable came—we searched him and took everything he had out of his pockets, and went with him to the station—about 100 yards from the house we took Hasey, and after going along a short distance, Dyke came on the scene—he walked behind me about half-a-dozen yards—I saw a movement with his hands, and I received a blow on the head which knocked me down, and the man I had got away—I missed a quarter of a pound of tea from my room, which I had bought that very day—I believe this to be the tea—I also missed about 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—one half-sovereign and some silver from a box in the cupboard, and some copper from the till—I am certain the prisoners are two of the men—Dyke was the man who threw the stone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not excited at hearing a noise in my house—I was quite cool—there were four men to deal with, three in the house, and one watching outside—I saw three men in the room, and I seized the one that was standing nearest to me; the other two got out of the window—they were not very long about it: they got out as quick as they could—the man that I took in the house escaped on the way to the station—the constable took Hasey on the way to the station—I was not carrying the constable's staff at that time—Hasey did not object to being taken—he did not ask what it was for—he never said a word till we got a little farther on, and then he said he should not go any further—I don't remember the policeman saying "You are an associate, I think you are one of them, I will take you, too"—after Hasey was taken, the policeman gave me his staff, and he said if they were violent I was to strike them with it—Dyke was not taken that night—I was called to the station the next day, and identi
<lb/>fied him in a room full of men—they did not tell me Dyke was in custody—they said I was wanted at the station—I went in the room, and they asked me if there was anyone I could recognize as being in my house, and I picked Dyke out—I have no doubt that this tea is my property—it is in a paper—I won't swear to it; but I have no doubt about it—the man who threw the stone at me in the street was five or six yards off—I did not see</p>
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<p>the stone thrown; I saw a move of the arm—I was hit at the back of the head—I was looking at the man when the stone caught my head.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-179" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GRABB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 69). On the night of the 7th of this month, from information I received I went to the prosecutor's house, about 1.30—when I got there I saw him holding a young man of the name of Charles Langley, who has escaped—I had seen him in company with the two prisoners and another man, about 11 o'clock that night—there were four of them altogether—I told Langley I should take him into custody, and we proceeded to the station—when we got about 150 yards from the house I saw the prisoner Hasey, and took him into custody—he said "What do you want me for?"—I said "I will tell you when I get to the station"—we went into the station—I had one in each hand—the prosecutor was following behind—some distance up we saw the prisoner Dyke—Hasey said then, he would not go any further, and I said to the prosecutor "You take my truncheon out, and strike the first prisoner that resists"—at the time we saw Dyke he threw a stone at the prosecutor, which struck him on the head, and knocked him down—he pulled out three stones from his pocket, and threw them at me, one after the other, and Langley got away, leaving his collar and necktie in my hand—I took Hasey to the station—on the following morning, between 7 and 8 o'clock, I went to Dyke's house, 7, George Street, with Couchman—he was in bed—I told him we should charge him with being concerned, with others, in custody, in committing a burglary in the Latimer Road—he said "I suppose I must go with you"—I searched the room, and found this 1/4lb. of tea on the bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took Hasey myself—the prosecutor did not say any
<lb/>thing about him at the time I took him—he said he would give me a de
<lb/>scription of the other two when I came out of the house—I know a man named Thompson, well—I don't know a man named Briney, by name—I might know him if I saw him—I know Thompson as a companion of Langley, the man who got away—I did not see the first stone thrown on this night—I heard a noise, as though a stone was thrown against some boards; I looked round, and saw the prosecutor lying in the road—it was Dyke that I saw in the street that night—I told the officer at the station, and described him as being a tall young fellow—I knew him well; but I did not know his name—he was about five yards from me when I saw him that night—I was not hit with anything—when the prosecutor was on the ground he threw three stones at me—they did not hit me—I kept the two prisoners in front of me—I heard at the Police Court that Dyke said that the tea was left at his house by Langley—I went to Hasey's house, at 3 or 4, Child's Place, Kensington—I found he was living there with his married sister—she said he came there sometimes, and some nights he was away all night—we went into her room—she said "What is in my room you are welcome to see"—I found nothing in the room—Couchman did not tell Hasey's sister that he would give him a very long sentence—nothing was said about five years; hardly a word was spoken—I was holding the candle, and she said "Anything I have got here you are welcome to see."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer X</hi>). On the evening of the 7th Feb
<lb/>ruary, about 11 o'clock, I was in the Latimer Road—I saw the two prisoners, and two ethers, in a public-house—I heard of the burglary, and went to the house about 3 o'clock in the morning—the hasp of the window had been pushed back by means of a knife, or some other thin instrument—I went with the last witness to search Dyke's house—the door was opened by</p>
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<p>a female—I saw Dyke lying in bed—I said "Get up, George"—I knew him before—he said "All right!"—he got up, and I asked the other constable if that was the man—he said it was—and I said he would he charged, with another, in custody, for committing a burglary, at the house of Mr. Kerridge—he said "I know nothing about it; I suppose someone has got it up, very well, for me?"—I searched the room, and found a quarter of a pound of tea, a purse, a knife, a shilling, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers, and a one-cent, piece, in a bag—I took Dyke to the station—he was placed with eight other men, and he was identified by the prosecutor—the two prisoners were then put in separate cells—Dyke said to Hasey "I wish we had not took that quarter of a pound of tea; but I don't see how he can swear to a quarter of a pound of tea; when I hit him with the stone, I saw him fall down and I thought he was going to snuff it"—Hasey said "We are b——y well hit for it this time"—Dyke said "Who took you, Hasey?" and Hasey said "Jesse, and another
<hi rend="italic">slop</hi>, came and took me this morning."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was standing at the end of the cell passage when I heard this—I wrote down what I heard, word for word—I had the ink in a little bottle, in my pocket; a small one I carry when I am out on duty—I heard them talking, and I stood and listened—they said a great deal more, but nothing that interested me—I read from this when I was before the Magistrate—I had a description of Dyke from Grabb, how he was dressed—he told me it was Dyke—he gave me the name, and the description as well—he has known him for years—I went to Hasey's house, and searched there—I went into the room as soon as the door was opened—Hasey's sister was there—I did not say much to her—I said he was locked up—I did not say I would get him a heavy sentence—I mentioned nothing of the kind.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HASEY</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710227-226-offence-1 t18710227-name-183"/>Frederick Lindholm</persName>, and stealing a purse, and 6
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I belong to the ship "
<hi rend="italic">Lena"</hi> now lying in the Lavender Dock, Rotherhithe—on Monday afternoon, 23rd January, about 3.30, I was in Upper East Smithfield—I had at that time a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, a sovereign, half-sovereign, and three or four shillings, in a purse, in my left-hand trowsers pocket—I was paying a man, who had showed me my way—I took my purse out for that purpose, and put it back in my pocket again, and walked on—two men came up behind me, and another in front, tore open my coat, and then put his hand in my left pocket: that man was Guinea—he got my purse, and ran away—I called out "Police!" and ran up the street—a man tripped me up with his foot, and I fell—I am quite sure Guinea was one of the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Munro. Q.</hi> Did you see me there?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, I saw you there at the same time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer H</hi> 137). I took Guinea into custody on 25th January, in Leman Street—I told him I should take him for being concerned with four others in robbing a foreign sailor at the corner of Glasshouse Street—he said "I know nothing about it; I do nothing of that work now"—at the station he said "I was there with him; I know who had the purse, but they gave me none of the money."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer H</hi>). I took Munro, about 7 o'clock, on the 25th January, in Back Road, St. George's—I asked him where he got that coat from—he said "I bought it, and gave 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it about three weeks ago"—I took him to the station, and he was placed with Guinea, but was not identified by the prosecutor—Guinea was picked out from several others—they were afterwards put in separate cells—I was in the cell between them—Guinea called out, and said "Munro, where did they take you?—Munro answered "In the Back Road; Mike was with me, but they did no see him; somebody has
<hi rend="italic">rounded</hi>"—Guinea then said "It is that girl you gave the purse to, or else it is your having the new clothes on"—Munro said "Shiney asked me where I bought the coat; I told him in the lane for 5
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<hi rend="italic">rounded</hi>, and I shall tell of you as you did not give me coal"—Munro said "I gave Harry Hinty 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; when did they find the old man. I expect he told of the
<hi rend="italic">fiver"</hi>—Guinea said "What did you do with the other money?—Munro said "Spent it all; they have got 13
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. belonging to me"—Guinea said "Chivy has got six weeks; I suppose he will be out of this; I should like to be in his place; I suppose they will not take him when he comes out"—in answer to the charge Guinea said "We were both there"—Munro said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Guinea's Defence.</hi> I saw this gentleman paying a man; Chivy stood by, and looked in his purse, and said to Munro "I can see some little bits of gold;" Munro said "I won't touch him," and Chivy says "Come on," and Munro followed him, and they went up to the man, and took the purse out of his pocket. I was the first one away."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Munro's Defence.</hi> The prosecutor knows I was not there, and this
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> wants to get himself out of it if he can.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GUINEA</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MUNRO</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Bramwell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-189" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>. I am a lighterman, and live at 95, Stainsby Road, Limehouse—on Saturday night, 28th January, I went to the prisoner's house, in Church Row, Limehouse—I there found the deceased, the prisoner's son, John William Robert Bull—he was my brother-in-law—he was there alone—I sat down with him for two hours—the prisoner then came in—he said to his son that he did not wish to see him in his place—the deceased, on that, got up and struck his father, and knocked him out of his chair, on to the floor; that was the first blow that was struck between them—the prisoner tried to get up again on to his seat, and I put the deceased out of the room—in the first scuffle the table was upset, and the lamp thrown down and broken; it was then all in darkness—the deceased rushed in again, and struck his father again, knocking him out of the chair on to the floor—I saw him strike as he came in, and I tried to get between them, and parted them—there was no light but the fire; that was very dull—he got up, and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner bean the character of a very humane, feeling man—he lived close to the canal, and has saved the lives of three or four persons, who have attempted suicide there—I did not see him use any scissors, or any instrument.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-190" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT NIGHTINGALE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 4, Commercial Terrace, Lime-house—on the night of 28th January, I was fetched to 11, Church Row—I found the deceased there; he was already dead; he was lying on the floor, with his head resting between his father's knees, deluged in a pool of blood—there was a punctured wound on the crown of his head, a wound on the left knee, that had been a punctured wound; but the instrument coming in contact with the bone, had rather jagged it—on the inner part of the right thigh there was a deep punctured wound—there were one or two minor abrasions on the face, of a superficial wound, on the bridge of the nose—I think it very possible that the sharp-pointed blade of these scissors (
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<lb/>amination—the cause of death was exhaustion, produced by hemorrhage, the result of the punctured wound in the right thigh—it was about an inch and a half in depth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was no sign of blood on the scissors—the wound on the head was a simple punctured wound, near the vertex—I did not attach any importance to that wound in itself—the prisoner appeared to be in a state of excitement and grief at what had happened—I interrogated him if he knew how it occurred, or who was the cause—he said he did not; he did not know how it happened.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi> 14). The prisoner came to the police-station, and gave himself up, about 9 o'clock on Sunday morning, 29th January—he said he had had a quarrel with his son last night, and unfortunately, he was dead—I detained him at the station, and went to 11, Church Row, where I found the deceased dead, lying in a pool of blood—I saw the wounds on him—I searched the room thoroughly, and also the prisoner—I found no knife—these scissors were lying on the mantel-piece—they were broken, separated as they are now—I charged the prisoner with the death of his son—he said "He was very sorry for it; he struck him with something, but he did not know what.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When he first came in he said "I had a quarrel with my son when he came home on Saturday night; I sat on the chair, my son struck me, and said 'Get up you old b——.' I then shifted my chair; he then struck me again, and knocked me off on to the floor; I then struck him with something, but I don't know what it was; the table was knocked over, and the light went out, and we were in the dark"—when the charge was read over at the station, he said "I did not stab him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I struck him on the head with the back of the chair as he rushed in the third time."</p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-192" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I found this broken back of a chair in the room.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of the great provocation, and his good character</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. R. N. PHILIPPS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLLINGS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710227-name-197" type="given" value="WILLIAM RICHARD"/>WILLIAM RICHARD JEUNE</persName> </hi>. I live at 75, Campbell Road, Bow, and am a floor-cloth manufacturer to a large extent—on 31st January I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the envelope marked "A"—in consequence of that I spoke to the police, and on 3rd February I wrote a reply—on the 8th I received this other letter marked "C"—I wrote another reply to that, and received this marked "E"—I wrote again—this is the letter I then wrote (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was sent to the address mentioned in the letters—I know nothing of the prisoner beyond having seen him at a house of business three or four years ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never seen him write—I have a letter in my pocket which purports to be signed by him, written from the prison—when I received the first of these letters, I did think something of it, inasmuch as I had discharged a man some three or four mouths before, and that man told my watchman that he would burn my place down, and when I received this letter I thought very likely it might be connected with him in some way, and I immediately placed it in the hands of the authorities at Arbour Square—I thought that somebody had heard of the workman's threat, and was trying to get money out of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you understand that the writer of the letter was theat
<lb/>ening you, or that he was telling you of somebody else?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I looked upon it as a sort of threat to extort money—I could not gay I thought he was holding out a threat of anything that he would do—I did not believe that the workman I had discharged would put his threat into execution—I thought the letter came from somebody in conspiracy with the workman—I did not look at it as an intimation that the writer could tell me of some
<lb/>thing that the workman would do—I had been very ill for a considerable period, and had not been near my works for some weeks, and I was a little anxious about it.</p>