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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>DAKIN, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-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, April 3rd, 1871, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-5" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LUSH</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-6" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARREN STORMES HALE</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-7" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNET</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-9" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P. and
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-10" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-12" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-13" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JONES</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HALSE GATTY JONES</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-14" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER CROSLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAKIN, MAYOR SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES PEARCE</hi> (61)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710403-259-offence-1 t18710403-name-16"/>Soloman Zucher</persName>, and stealing therein.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-17" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON ZUCHER</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, King Street, Camden Town—I keep a shop there—I saw my shop safe about 9 o'clock in the morning of the 22nd January—I returned about 11.20 at night—I then found that my house had been entered; the door was broken open, the window was open, and property taken away to the amount of 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the jewellery pro
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On 25th January I went to 26, Bedfordbury, and saw the prisoner in the passage of the house I asked if his name was Pearce—he said it was—I told him I was an inspector of police, and that I should search his apartments—he took me to the top of the house, to the door of the front room, which was looked—he said "I will go down stairs and get the key"—I said "No you won't, you don't leave here; take me to your rooms"—he then went down to the first floor—I went into the centre room, there are three rooms on a floor—on entering I saw a woman sitting at the fire, who the prisoner stated was his house-keeper, and a man sitting at the table, who I knew, with these articles of jewellery and this handkerchief in front of him, with a bottle of aquafortis, testing the chains—I said to that man, "
<hi rend="italic">Joe,</hi> go and sit down then, and remain quiet"—he sat down—I asked the prisoner how he accounted for that property—he said "He brought it," nodding to the other man,
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>—I then made a further search in the room, and in this carpet-bag I found a quantity of cigar-tubes and meerschaum pipes—I asked him to account for those—he said "He brought them," nodding to the man
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>—I have a list of the property I found in the room, I made it from the property then in my possession—in a chest of drawers I found a quantity of other cigar-tubes, and in various parts of the room I found the following property. (
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<p>got the bottle of aquafortis here—I asked whose bottle it was—the prisoner said "It is what I use in my business."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the prisoner had a shop on the ground
<lb/>floor, at the back—the passage-door of the house was open when I went in—another officer went in first, I followed, rang the bell, and the prisoner came down—I had no search-warrant—he said
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> had brought the pro
<lb/>perty there, he did not say it was for the purpose of testing it with his acid—I have no doubt the prisoner uses acid in his trade—I sent
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> away with Sergeant Littlechild, and a constable in uniform, whose name is Smith—I believe he made his escape—I directed Littlechild to return to me as quick as possible, Bedfordbury being a low neighbourhood—I gave directions to see him outside of Bedfordbury—when
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> escaped, Littlechild was not with him, he escaped from the other man in uniform; he is not here to-day—I have not seen
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> since; I have tried to find him—I reported the constable for allowing him to escape, and he was suspended for neglect of duty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ask the prisoner anything about any of the other property?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the whole of the property that I took away—I asked him to account for it, he said "It has been left with me at different times"—he did not say by whom.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-19" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH GREENEBAUM</persName> </hi>. I am an importer of cigars, of 14, Edgware Road, Hyde Park—my house was broken into on 29th March, last year, and some things stolen—this pipe produced is my property, which was then stolen—it is worth six guineas.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-20" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WEST</persName> </hi>. I am an optician, of 98, Strand—in October last my shop at 4, Rupert Street, Haymarket, was entered, and I lost a number of articles—I find here some of the property I then lost; a little compass, a log glass, brass compasses, and a small barometer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner twenty-three or twenty-four years—I have always looked upon him as a thoroughly respectable man, and the last man I should suppose would receive stolen goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He is a philosophical-instrument maker; he makes air-pumps and electrical machines—he does not deal in meerschaum pipes, that I know of, or gold chains.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-21" type="given" value="MOBITZ"/>MOBITZ GEBER</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 37, Broad Street, Bloomsbury—on Saturday, 21st January, I left my house about 9 o'clock in the evening—when I returned on Sunday morning, I found it had been broken open and sundry articles stolen—here are twenty-eight cigar-tubes and pipes of mine—I lost more, and also a quantity of cigars of the same brand as those produced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The brand is "
<hi rend="italic">Regalia Fina</hi>"—it is not a common kind, it is called "
<hi rend="italic">Perfection</hi>"—I am not the only person who has them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I bought the cigar-tubes of a traveller named Howes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-22" type="given" value="ANNE ELIZABETH"/>ANNE ELIZABETH HEALEY</persName> </hi>. I kept the shop, which I sold to the last witness on 18th January last—I sold him these four pipes which are here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-23" type="given" value="HENRY ARTHUR"/>HENRY ARTHUR HOWES</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller, at Norton Folgate—I sold Mr. Geber two dozen and a-half of cigar-tubes and pipes—I identify twenty-five of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">considered that there was no case for the Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">repeated their former evidence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-32" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT FARMER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. William Ford Stanley, an optician, in Holborn—there was a burglary at my master's premises on 20th September, 1867, and another burglary on 24th September, 1889—I find here five opera-glasses, two barometers, and other scientific instru
<lb/>ments, representatives of both burglaries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-33" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD O'HARA</persName> </hi>. I live in Bullen's Court, Strand—in July last I called on the prisoner to turn some bagatelle balls for me—I went with him to a public-house kept by a man named Barham—at that time the prisoner was smoking a large meerschaum pipe covered with leather—while we were there a gentleman came into the bar and produced another pipe—I believe I should know it again—I believe this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>). to be it, I put it in my mouth, and tried it, it was not coloured then so highly as it is now—when the man produced it he said "You have got a good pipe, but I think I have got a better"—the prisoner asked what he wanted for it—he said "2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—the prisoner gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it; I saw the money pass—I think I have seen the prisoner with the pipe once since, he was smoking it, up in his room—I have known him about twelve years, in business transac
<lb/>tions—he has always borne a good character; he does all my work for me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw the man who sold the pipe, either before or since—it was in the afternoon—we had come from the prisoner's house, he was living in Bedfordbury—the public-house is at the top of Bedford
<lb/>bury—I was in the habit of visiting Pearce on business—I don't know any one of the name of
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>—I am a billiard-table finisher and contractor—I have lived in Bullen Court for twenty years—I believe I have seen the pipe once since, up in the prisoner's private room, where I have often gone on a Sunday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MANNING</persName> </hi>. To the best of my belief I have seen this pipe before, or one similar, in a public-house in New Street, Covent Garden, Mr. Pearce had it—I have seen it in several persons hands—I have seen Mr. Green smoking it—I have seen Mr. Pearce smoking it there and at other places.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When he was smoking it the bowl had no wash-leather on it—I have seen him with it several times of an evening, two or three months ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Several witnesses deposed to the prisoner's good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence."</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-36" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>. I was in the employ of Messrs. Henry Webb & Co., butchers, in the Metropolitan Meat Market—on 29th January, 1870, my master sold three pigs to a butcher of the name of Golding—the prisoner came and asked for three pigs, in the name of Golding, and I let him have them because he came as Gelding's man—he said he was Mr. Gelding's man—I did not see him again before he was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is the custom for men to go and say they come from such and such butchers—they are supposed to have badges on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-37" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HIDBERS</persName> </hi>. I was scalesman on the 29th January last year, in</p>
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<p>the prosecutor's employment—I saw the three pig? going out of the shop, on the prisoner's baok—they were given to him by the last witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-38" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOLDING</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher—on 29th January, 1870, I purchased three pigs of Messrs. Webb & Co.—I did not give the prisoner any authority to fetch them away—I did not know him, and never saw him till I saw him at Guildhall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-39" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARTOPP</persName> </hi>. I took the prisoner into custody for obtaining three pigs from Webb & Co., about twelve months ago—he said "It is not me"—the charge was read over to him at the station, and he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Before the men were licensed, it was the common prac
<lb/>tice for men to come and take away meat from the shops to the carts outside—they have been licensed nearly twelve months—but they were not at the time this affair took place—I never saw the prisoner at work in the market.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> I was employed by a man to fetch the pigs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710403-name-43" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-43" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HEPBURN</persName> </hi>. I am a detective in the service of the Great Western Railway Company—on Saturday afternoon, 11th March, I saw the prisoner in Lisson Grove, and followed him—he went into a shop—I went in after him, and said "
<hi rend="italic">Jim,</hi> I want you for stealing a box from the Moorgate Street Station, on 23rd January last"—he said "All right;" and on the way to the police-station he said "I am very sorry; I would not have done it only I was drunk."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-44" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CHILD</persName> </hi>. I am a constable on the Metropolitan Railway, sta
<lb/>tioned at Moorgate Street—a box, which I have seen since, was deposited in the cloak-room about 11 o'clock on the morning of 23rd January—I missed it about 2 o'clock—I had seen the prisoner loitering about in front of the station from 11 till 1 o'clock—he appeared to be drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-45" type="given" value="WALLACE MARMADUKE"/>WALLACE MARMADUKE PICKTHALL</persName> </hi>. I am vicar of St. Mark's, Hatcham—this box belongs to my son—it was left in the cloak-room at the Moor-gate Street Station on 23rd January—it contained wearing apparel to the value of about 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-46" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Guy Street, Vauxhall, and am the wife of Henry Russell—on Monday, 23rd January, between 5 and 6 o'clock in the evening, I saw a box in the kitchen of my house—I have seen it since, and identified it—the prisoner was there, and another man of the name of Davies—they were taking the clothes out of the box—they stopped in my house that night—the prisoner said the clothes belonged to the other man, who was a
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> of his—they were both drunk, but the prisoner was more in liquor than the other one—he went away the next day, and has been missing ever since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-47" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I am now a prisoner in the City prison, Holloway, under a sentence of nine months from last Sessions—I know the prisoner—on 23rd January I saw him in Stamford Street, Blackfriars Road—he had a box on a truck—he was walking along the side of the pavement, and a man was shoving the truck for him—the prisoner asked me to go and have some beer, and we all three went to a public-house</p>
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<p>in Stamford Street—we stayed there about five minutes, and the prisoner then asked me to go to his lodging in Guy Street with him—the other man wheeled the truck—I don't know who he was—when we got to 4, Guy Street, I went into the back yard for about five minutes, and when I came back I found the box in the back-room—the man who wheeled the truck had gone then—the prisoner told me he lodged there—I slept with him—there were clothes in the box—he introduced Mrs. Russell as the landlady he rented the room from—he told me to give her a pot of jam, which I did—I took that out of the box—the next morning some of the clothes were taken out, and I pledged them for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the pri
<lb/>soner asked me to pledge them—I did so, and gave him the 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; he lent me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I only knew him by the name of
<hi rend="italic">Jim.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was very drunk at the time. I went to the docks and met the party with the truck there. I have a very imperfect know
<lb/>ledge of what happened.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted this Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710403-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710403-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710403-name-50" type="surname" value="ALSOP"/>
<interp inst="t18710403-name-50" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALSOP</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent registrar of Newton Abbott, Devon—I produce a certificate in the handwriting of Mr. Elias Ford, the Regis
<lb/>trar—I know the prisoner—she is the person referred to in that certificate, and was married to William Henry Fletcher on 5th April, 1863—I was present—I last saw him on 4th March, the day the case was heard at the Police Court (
<hi rend="italic">The Certificate was put in and read.</hi>) I have seen them on two or three occasions since the marriage—they lived together at Torquay for some time—the last time I saw them together was four years after, in 1867—I believe there was one child at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw them four years after the marriage, at the Police Court at Torquay—the wife made a charge there against her husband for not supporting her, and she was received into the workhouse, and I was directed to take proceedings against the husband, which I did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710403-name-51" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-51" type="surname" value="LONG"/>
<interp inst="t18710403-name-51" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LONG</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, North Keppel Mews—I was present on the 5th April, 1870, when the prisoner was married to Timothy Fitzakerley at St. Peter's Church.</p>
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<persName id="t18710403-name-52" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-52" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY FITZAKERLEY</persName> </hi>. I was married to the prisoner on the 5th April, 1870, at St. Peter's Church, Notting Hill—I lived with her three months before we were married, and seven months afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am prosecuting this case—I knew her three months before the marriage—we lived at 7, Leinster Yard—it was her suggestion that we should be married—she asked me to make her an honest woman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-53" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER PIKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective X</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody and charged her—she made no reply—I found this certificate in her box in her room. (
<hi rend="italic">This was an extract from the Parish Register of a marriage at St. Peter's Church, on 5th April,</hi> 1870,
<hi rend="italic">between Timothy Fitzakerley, bachelor, and Annie Fletcher, spinster</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-264-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18710403-264-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing a barometer from a vessel in the
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BBINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710403-name-55" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-55" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PIPIN</persName> </hi>. I am steward of a vessel lying in the West India Docks—On last Thursday I missed a barometer from the cabin—I had seen</p>
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<p>it safe on the Wednesday—I know the prisoner—he was on board the ship on the Thursday morning—he brought one of the ship's compasses—he fixed the compass up, and then he said to me, "We will go up on the poop and see how it looks;" and I went up with him—he said, "It does not seem lively to me; I will go down and shake it a bit"—He went down and was about two minutes in the cabin, and then he came up holding his coat—this is the box that the barometer was in—it was worth about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have not seen it since—the prisoner was the only one who had been in the cabin—I saw the barometer safe the day before—no one went into the cabin, after the prisoner, before I missed it—no one was in the cabin except myself and the mate—I was on board all the time—I slept on board in the cabin—it was kept on the cheffonier in the cabin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are not in the cabin all the time, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I locked the cabin and gave the key to the mate when I went out—the captain was in the cabin sometimes—the carpenter would have nothing to do with the cabin—he was on the ship—there are two entrances to the cabin—the captain came on board on the Friday, and asked me about the barometer—I saw it safe on the Tuesday, and on the Wednesday I lifted up the case, and I could tell by the weight that it was in the case.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The captain asked me what was the reason I did not obey his orders; you were standing in the passage at the time.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The captain had told him, before, that he would put him in irons?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he gave me the orders, and I was carrying out my orders—I was not in the passage; I was behind the prisoner and the captain at the time—I did not see the knife in the sheath, before I was cut—I was kneeling down on him—he was thrown on his back, and I had my knees on his breast—the knife could not come into my knee without his doing anything; he must have had it in his hand—I did not see it in his hand until I was cut.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Juanpore,</hi> now lying in the London Docks—on 20th November, early in the morning, I was on deck—it was a very bad morning—I told the prisoner to haul a certain rope in—I told him at least three times—he came, and said he wished I would call him by name for the future—it was so dark before, I could not see who he was—later in the day I called the prisoner into the cabin, and gave direc
<lb/>tions to put him in irons, and I told the mates to prepare themselves in the event of his using a knife—I asked him about his misconduct on the previous night, and he raised his voice very high and said he had not done anything; but he had committed himself on several occasions, and it was my intention to confine him for a time—as soon as I gave the orders to the mates, he drew the knife and said, "I will have some of your b—lives first"—my officers ran at him and got round him—this is the knife he had in his hand—I did not see him put the knife into the mate—I saw the blood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not say I would have some of your lives; I said there would be a row first; that was the language I made use of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not hear that expression—you wrote to me several times for wages which were due to you, but I did not think it was sufficient to defend your cause—it was 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not know how to act—I thought I was not justified in sending it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Juanpore</hi>—I was present when this took place in the cabin—it was my watch on deck—the captain told me to send the man down in the cabin, and when I went down I found them struggling—I found this knife in the prisoner's hand—I took it from him after the carpenter threatened to put his foot on his face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The witness held my hand, so that I could not let go the knife, and it wounded me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Juanpore</hi>—I was in the cabin the day this took place—I heard the captain tell the mate to put this man in irons—as soon as the captain said that, he made a rush at the captain and drew a knife from the front of him, but where I can't say—I caught the prisoner by the wrist and we fell together in the passage—I said "Look out, he has got a knife," and in the struggle he cut me across the arm—I said "I am out," and I called out to the second mate to take the knife from him, and he subsequently got it away from him—the wound on the mate was inflicted after I was cut—he was struggling to use the knife—he got his arm free from me—if his arm had not been caught hold of, I think he would have done serious damage with the knife—he was struggling to get his arm free at the time the wound was inflicted.</p>
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<p>day in question—I heard the second mate call O'Connor to the cabin—after that, I heard the prisoner ask a seaman named Plummer to lend him his knife, that he was going down in the cabin and he might want to use it—Plummer gave him the knife, and the prisoner went down in the cabin—soon after that I went down and saw the prisoner on the floor—he asked me for the knife about a quarter of an hour before he went down into the cabin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When I asked him for the loan of his knife I was not aware I was going down to the cabin; Plummer says "Be quick with the knife;" it was a good ten minutes before I was asked to go down by the captain.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You said you might want to use it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thames Policeman</hi> 54). The prisoner was given into my custody in irons—I told him I should have to take him to the station, and he said, "We had a bit of a
<hi rend="italic">must</hi> on board, and I was head foremost in it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">written</hi>). "I was splicing a rope on the forehatch. I wanted a knife, and I called a man named Plummer, as I was in the habit of using his knife when I had any heavy work to do. Plummer gave me the knife, The second mate came to me and said 'The captain wants to speak to you in the cabin.' I went down, and he said 'What is the meaning of your giving me abusive language?' I said "I did not do any
<lb/>thing.' He jumped up, and said 'Put him in irons.' I was determined not to be put in irons. The second mate, third mate, steward, and car
<lb/>penter, were on the stairs. When I saw the cowardly way I was trapped, I pulled out the knife, for I was afraid it would injure me as it was not in a sheath. They were all round me, and on top of me. I could not let go of the knife, because they held my hand. I did not know any person was cut in the struggle. I did not try to cut any one of them. I was kept in irons night and day till we got to England. I have been at sea seventeen years, and never had anything against me before. I wrote to the captain, to ask him for my wages, for I wanted to procure legal advice, and he would not answer me; and then I wrote to the Sailors' Home to know if he had deposited the wages there; and then I wrote this in my defence; and this is true, just as it happened."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 3
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WATHERSPOON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">cooper,</hi> which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—he gave me a florin—I tried it with my teeth, and found it was bad—I said "This won't do"—he said "What is the matter with it?"—I said "Why, it is a bad one"—my teeth marked it—I gave it back to him, he held it in his hand, looking at it, drew out several coins with his other hand, and paid me with a good florin—I gave him a shilling, sixpence, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—he said that it was wonderful how well they got up bad coins, and it was a shame, as they ultimately fell into the hands of the poor man—I afterwards saw a florin at the Police Court, but could not swear that it was the same—I next saw the prisoner at the Police Court, coming out of the van—he is the person—he stayed five or six minutes in the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-83" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BLYTH</persName> </hi>. I keep the "City of London," York Road, St. Pancras, about 150 yards from the "Copenhagen Arms"—on 22nd March, about 6.30, I served the prisoner with a half-pint of porter—he took out a half-crown and a florin, hesitated, and then put the florin down hard, so that I could not tell, by the sound, whether it was bad or good—I examined it, and told him it was bad—he said "It is a bad job, I did not know it"—I said "You ought, for it is bad enough"—I asked him if he could account for the possession of it, and if he had any more money—he said "No," but afterwards paid with the half crown—he said he was a cabinet-maker, and had been to Hornsey for work—he asked for the florin back, but I declined to give it to him; I bent it, and gave him in charge—he refused his address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 45
<hi rend="italic">T R</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody with this half-crown and florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—after he was charged he gave his name Edwin Banister, and afterwards Edwin Hill, 5, Charles Street, which was correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. J. HENRY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I fancy this florin is the same, by my mark on the side of it, but I cannot swear to it; when I saw it it was flat, it is now bent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this florin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never was at Mr. Blyth's before; if I was, and if he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, what became of it? I should not give it away in the street.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WATHERSPOON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-87" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT FORBES</persName> </hi>. I keep the "Lord Stanley," Camden Park Road—on 6th March, about 8 o'clock, I served the prisoner with a half-pint of beer—he paid me with coppers—about 10.45 I served him with
<hi rend="italic">two</hi> of rum, warm—he gave me a half-crown—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the half-crown at the back of the bar, by itself—I commenced serving a servant-girl, and it then flashed across my mind that he had given me a bad half-crown, and as I took it up, he left—I ran round to the other door, but he got away—I found the half-crown was bad, marked it, and locked it up—on 14th March, about 10.10, I was in the bar-parlour, and recognized the prisoner, who was in the bar, as having been there on the Monday previous, and went to the till, to see what money he had passed—he saw me go to the till, and walked away, and I said "Stop that man!"—the barmaid said "He gave me this shilling"—I said "Can't you see at a glance that it is a bad one?—the prisoner said "If I have given you a bad one, I will give you another for it"—I said "No, you have had me before, and I intend to prosecute you"—he said "You are locking up an innocent man; do you know there is a God above, and you will have to meet me face to face with Him"—I said "I do not know about that, I know you will have to meet me before the Magistrate to-morrow morning," and gave him in charge with the half-crown and shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I noticed him in the house on 6th March, from 8 to 9 o'clock, when the special edition of the "
<hi rend="italic">Standard"</hi> came in—he returned at 10.45, and was in my presence a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes; he was there quarter of an hour before he ordered the rum—my wife and the bar
<lb/>maid were also in the bar; they are not here—the rum was only partly drunk—I have not said that till to-day; it was too trivial for me to call to mind—there were six customers there, but there was no other shilling in the till—all money is put in the till if we have change, if not, we go to the packets of silver at the back—we then put the coin changed by the side of the packet—I had cleared the till five or six minutes previously.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-88" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE LARKINS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid to Mr. Forbes—on 6th March I was in the bar the whole evening, except a quarter of an hour, when I was at supper—I saw the prisoner there first at a little before 8 o'clock—I do not know who served him—he stayed some considerable time, and went out before 9 o'clock, because he asked for the "
<hi rend="italic">Standard"</hi> and it had not come in—I saw him again just before I went to supper, between 10 and 11 o'clock—I was asked for the "
<hi rend="italic">Standard"</hi> and he had it—I did not serve him at all—I saw him next on the 14th, at a little after 10 o'clock, and served him with a half-pint of stout-and-bitter—he paid me with coppers—Mr. Forbes was then at supper, in the bar parlour—the prisoner then called for more drink, and gave me a shilling, which I placed in the till, where there was only a half-crown, and gave him his change, a sixpence, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—Mr. Forbes came into the bar, recognized the prisoner, went up to the till, and was going to open it, which the prisoner saw, and left his drink, and went away—Mr. Forbes called out "Stop that man!" and the potman ran out, and he was stopped—Mr. Forbes broke the coin in two, and gave it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The till was cleared a few minutes previously, and the half-crown was taken after that for a bottle of
<hi rend="italic">old Tom,</hi> and no change was</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Evening Standard"</hi> did not come in till 9 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY CALDECOURT</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the "City of London" tavern, York Road, St. Pancras—on 7th March I served the prisoner with 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of rum hot—he paid me with coppers, and afterwards called for a glass of bitter, and gave me a bad shilling—I broke it, and gave half to him, the other half I kept, and gave to the constable—the prisoner said that he must have taken it in the City that morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the prisoner in the dock, at the Police Court, and said that he was the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner, and received this half-crown and shilling from Mr. Forbes—he said that he was innocent; he did not know he had got it in his pocket—I found on him a half-crown, two sixpences, and 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, all good—I received this piece of a shilling from Caldecourt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling, a bad half-crown, and here is part of another bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FRY</hi> (40)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-93" type="given" value="CYRIL"/>CYRIL WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Queen's Bench Office—I produce an original affidavit sworn by the defendant—it was used and filed on the argument of a rule in the case of "Borden
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> English," on 25th November, 1870. (
<hi rend="italic">This affidavit, sworn on</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th August,</hi> 1870,
<hi rend="italic">was read at length. The portions upon which the perjury was assigned were, that George King had said to Fry, at his hotel at Sittingbourne, either on Monday or Tuesday preceding</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th August,</hi> 1870,
<hi rend="italic">in the presence of Ward, "What I have told you before, I say now, that what I said at the trial for English was the truth;" and that King and Ward went away together. That Ward afterwards came back to fry and said, "King still insists that what he said at the trial was true" to which Fry replied, "Before the trial, King told me that what he was going to say was nothing but the truth" and that King had since told him he had spoken the truth at the trial; to which Ward had replied, "Yes, he told me so five minutes ago."</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have some other affidavits—here is one by a person named Mutlow, on the same side as Fry's, filed on the same rule.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-94" type="given" value="ALFRED CHARLES"/>ALFRED CHARLES TATHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor of Staple Inn, and am a Commissioner for administering Oaths in the Court of Queen's Bench—on 26th August this affidavit was sworn before me by the defendant—the oath was duly administered to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-95" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID SUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Wainewright, of that firm of Coombe and Wainewright—they were solicitors for the Rev. Mr. English in the case of "Borden
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> English"—I produce the record, with the postea, and a minute of the Judgment in that action—I also produce the rule absolute made on 25th November, 1870, that discharged the rule obtained by the plaintiff in "Borden
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> English," on 21st April last. (
<hi rend="italic">The declaration of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Peter Borden stated that he was induced, by false representations on the part of the Rev. Mr. English, to enter into an agreement to become tenant of a brick field, by which he had incurred great loss, and laid his damages at</hi> 5000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The verdict was for the defendant.</hi>). I was present the greater part of the time when the rule was argued—Fry's affidavit is mentioned in the rule—there were several affidavits besides Fry's on both sides—I have King's affidavit here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-96" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM WARD</persName> </hi>. I live in Princes Street, Rochester—I am now an engine-driver—in 1869 I was employed by Mr. Borden to be his foreman at the brick-field known as the Horsham brick-field, about ten acres—I know Mr. Fry; he keeps the "Sittingbourne Hotel"—King was foreman to Mr. Borden before me—I recollect the Monday or Tuesday prior to 26th August, 1870—I was not at Fry's hotel at Sittingbourne, in the company of King, on either of those days—I did not see King there—I did not on any day in August see King at the prisoner's house at Sittingbourne—I was never there with King in my life—I never had any conversation with King in Fry's presence, at his house—I did not hear Fry ask King, at his (Fry's) house, when the trial would come off—I did not hear King say "Not till October"—he did not say "What I have told you before, I say now, that what I said at the trial for English was the truth"—we did not go away from the public-house together—I did not at any time go to the prisoner's house by myself and say "King still insists that what he said at the trial was true"—Fry did not reply, "Before the trial King told me that what he was going to say was nothing but the truth, and he has since told me that he spoke the truth at the trial"—I did not say "Yes, King told me so five minutes ago;" that is all false—in consequence of something I heard from Mr. Borden, I went in company with Mr. Borden to the prisoner's house at Sittingbourne, some
<lb/>where about the 9th or 10th of January last—I saw him, in the presence of Mr. Borden—Mr. Borden asked Fry if he remembered making an affi
<lb/>davit for Mr. English—Fry said "Yes"—Mr. Borden then asked him if he knew what was in it—Fry said "What I heard King say?"—Mr. Borden then said "But you have said about Ward"—Fry said "No, I have not"—Mr. Borden said "But you have about my foreman, that meant Ward"—Fry said "Yes, there he is now," pointing towards me—Mr. Borden then said "You said Ward was here, and heard a conversation of King's"—Fry said "They passed each other at the door"—Mr. Borden then said "But you have sworn they were here together"—Fry then said "Well, they went away together"—Mr. Borden then said "Was it not read over to you?"—he said yes, it was gabbled over to him in London—Mr. Borden then said "You can read and write; you should be more careful, as you might swear a man's life away"—Fry then said "Well, I don't care; whatever I have said I shall adhere to"—to the best of my belief, Mr. Borden said it was ruination to him, and he told Fry that he would have to prove it, meaning the statement that was in the affidavit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When Fry said King and I went out together, I don't think I made any answer—Mr. Borden was talking to him—I believe I heard all that was said—Mr. Borden and I had been to Mutlow before that—I was not lodging with Mutlow at that time; I had a few weeks before that, at the latter part of the summer—Mutlow made an affidavit for Mr. English—I did not ask Mutlow how he came to swear that I and King were to
<lb/>gether at Fry's house—I did not hear Mr. Borden ask it—I am not aware</p>
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<p>that any conversation took place between I and Mutlow—I did not go with Mr. Borden to Mutlow—I was there with him—I did not hear what took place—Mr. Borden told me afterwards—while I was there there was only ordinary conversation—Mutlow shook hands with me when I went in—I knew that Mutlow had sworn that I was at Fry's house with King—I saw the affidavit—Mutlow has not been indicted that I am aware of—I think I should have been told of it if he had—I have been to Canada and the United States—I was never in Canada with Mr. Borden—I first joined him at the latter part of 1868—I have several relations in America—I have been to Fry's house about three or four times; once before the trial, and I think three times since; it might be four times—I have not talked about the trial since, to my recollection—I won't swear that I have not—there might have been some little conversation before the trial—I was talking to Fry and some more about America—I don't know that I had any reason to talk about my friends there—I was talking about America—there was a young man there just on the point of going to America, and I was explain
<lb/>ing to him the best way to go—I think his name was Jooelyn, Mr. Scoles' son-in-law—I don't know whether Scoles was there or not—I know Mr. Sayers, who keeps the "White Horse" at Rainham—I have never seen Sayers at Fry's—I really swear that—I have never been to Fry's when Sayers has been there, when King has been there—I swear to that most posi
<lb/>tively—I was at a porter-shop, at Upchurch, called the "Brown Jug," with King, when Sayen was there—Sayers invited King and me there; that would be some time in the summer of 1869, that is close to Mr. Borden's brick-field—I know Henry Deane, foreman to Mr. Muggleton, a brick manu
<lb/>facturer—I have seen him several times since the trial, and have talked to him about it—I did not tell him that I had been to Maidstone, and stated that the earth would not make bricks—I was not examined—he told me I had stated so—I told him that I was an engine-driver—he said it, thinking that I understood the quality of brick-earth, but I do not—I did not say I did not care what I did or said if I could help my good master out of his trouble; I swear that positively—no doubt I said I would help him, as far as laid in my power, and so I would—I daresay that was when we were talking about what I was to state, or what I knew; by helping him I, meant to speak the truth for him on the trial—I would not go further than the truth, to help my master, or anyone else; that was all I meant—I had no other meaning, when I said that Deane did not say that I was a bad man, and ought to be either flogged or committed for perjury—he said something about the lot of us; he did not mean me—he did not say I ought to be flogged, he said something about flogging, or something that way; I forget what it was; we were joking together—there was one or two there—I don't think he meant me, personally—he said something about committing for perjury; King was not there, or Mr. Borden; I don't know who the other men were, they had nothing to do with the case—I don't know who he meant by "the lot of us"—I should think he meant all the witnesses—I had not been a witness, but I suppose he thought I should be at another trial; he knew I was down there as a witness, but was not called—he had got it in his mind that I was called—he might have said something about offering to show me that bricks could be made from the earth—I did not take some bricks while the distress was put in—there was a distress put in against Mr. Borden for rent; not for the first quarter, I think it must have been the third or fourth—there were two distresses: one was paid out—there</p>
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<p>was a sale in the other—Mr. English did not threaten to prosecute me for taking away some bricks during the second distress—he did not say any
<lb/>thing to me about taking away some bricks, nor did I bring them back; I swear that; I do not know what you are talking of—I took some straw away—King said something about it, and I went to Mr. English about it—he did not threaten to prosecute me; he said he would not prosecute me—I told him I had taken this straw away, and I heard I had done wrong by doing that, and I took it back before he said he would not prosecute me—I took it back as soon as I found out I was wrong—I told him I hoped he would not prosecute me—Mr. Borden had given me leave to take this straw before the distress was put in; that was why I took it—I thought there was no harm in taking a handful, but I did not take it thieving—I don't recollect that I went to any other of the witnesses for Mr. English, besides Fry and Mutlow—I did not go to King, I met him on the road—I did not talk to him about it, we were not on speaking terms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The straw I took was old waste straw, that had been used in the brick-field all the summer; useless stuff, lying in the field—I took it home, and threw it in my pig-pound, for litter for my pigs—I had been in the habit of doing that all the summer, by Mr. Borden's consent—I had his consent to remove this very straw, though of course the distress was in at the time I took it—King frightened me about it, and I took it back, and went to Mr. English directly—the conversation with Deane took place after the trial, about June or July, to the best of my recollec
<lb/>tion, in Mutlow's porter-shop, at Sittingbourne; that is about six miles from Upchurch—the way be brought it up was by saying he knew Mr. Borden, as he had lived somewhere up that way, and he commenced running him down, and I differed from him, as I have every reason to respect him—we had a few pretty sharp words about it—as to what we really did say, I could hardly say on oath now—it was at that time he used the expression about our being flogged, and he would not speak to me after that, when I met him on the road—I was not present when Mr. Borden had any con
<lb/>versation with Mutlow about the affidavit—we have had general conver
<lb/>sation, but nothing about its being true or false, or anything like that, only just talking in the ordinary way—I know that Mutlow made another affidavit about this matter—when I went to Fry with Mr. Borden I don't think I spoke to him at all, but I can't recollect—I said something to his wife—I did not know Mr. Borden before I went into his service—I am now in Mr. Aveling's service, not in Mr. Borden's employ at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-97" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER BORDEN</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor—I reside at Norland Square, Notting Hill—I am a manufacturer of brick-machinery—after being in Canada for many years I returned to this country in 1863—I had con
<lb/>structed some machinery for the purpose of improving the manufacture of bricks, and was desirous of getting a field of brick-earth upon which to employ it—in consequence of that, and an advertisement I saw, I saw Mr. English, who was at that time the Vicar of Milton, near Sittingbourne—in company with him I went to the Horsham brick-field, and as the result of certain negotiations I entered into a written agreement for the demise of the brick-field—at that time certain representations were made to me about this field by Mr. English—I entered into possession of the brick-field under the lease—I thought I had reason to complain of the condition of the field—I lost some thousands of pounds—I commenced an action against Mr. English in the Court of Queen's Bench—I was present</p>
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<p>the trial before Lord Chief Justice Cockburn, at Maidstone—Mr. English was called for the defence, and was followed by George King, who gave evidence—there was a verdict for the defendant—after that, upon receiving some communication from King, I got his communication em
<lb/>bodied in an affidavit, and upon that I got the rule—on 25th November, upon reading the affidavit of Fry, and two others, the rule was discharged; I was present—the Court laid stress upon Fry's affidavit in discharging the rule, and Serjeant Parry referred to it several times; it was used to im
<lb/>peach King's statement—the Lord Chief Justice relied upon Fry's affidavit, and the others, in discharging the rule; that was one of the principal ones—I did not know of these affidavits until they were used on the rule, and read in Court—I had instructed my attorney to apply for any affidavits which they might use—so far as I know, my counsel knew nothing of them; I was very anxious to see them—in consequence of this affidavit of Fry's, I, in company with Ward, went to Fry's hotel, at Sittingbourne—I asked him if he remembered making an affidavit for Mr. English—he said "Yes"—I asked if he remembered what was in it—he said what he had heard King say—I said "You have mentioned Ward"—he said "Well, there he is now"—he had before denied saying anything about Ward"—I said "I have got it in the affidavit"—I had the affidavit there—he then said "They passed each other outside the door"—I said "You have said they were here together; you might swear a man's life away in that manner"—then he said "They went away together"—I said "You said a minute ago that they crossed each other at the door, one going out, and the other coming in, and now you say they went away together; you are a scholar, and can read"—he then said whatever he had said he should adhere to—he said he went to London to sign the affidavit—I asked him whether he had read it—he said they had gabbled it over to him in London—he said that by way of excusing himself—I have taken proceed
<lb/>ings against Mr. English, and a true bill has been found.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The proceedings against Mr. English was on the evidence of King, with others, and Ward and myself; we had twenty-one witnesses—Mr. English's case was expected to come on at the last assizes, I believe—I had taken those proceedings about the time I went to Fry's, I can't tell for the moment whether they had commenced; it was about that tune we commenced proceedings against him—I did not know that Fry would be a witness for him—I did not think he would, because what he stated there would have very little to do with the perjury he had committed in the false statement—I did not look Fry up, knowing he would be a witness for Mr. English—I left this country when I was twelve years of age, my father and family went to America—I came back about eight years ago—I have brothers and sisters there—I have no opportunity of getting persons work in America—my brother is a brick-manufacturer there, he employs a lot of labourers; we have plenty of labourers there—the trial of my action against Mr. English commenced on Friday, 11th March, and occupied the 12th, and finished on the 14th, with a verdict against me—I went on the 16th to see King; not to see King, I went to Maidstone to get some bricks—I did not go to see King while I was there; I did not go with that intention—I did not go partly to see him; I swear that—I did not go to King, he came to me at the railway-station; when I was going from the station to the public-house, to get change to pay the cabman; he volun
<lb/>tarily came to me—I went to his house; he asked me to go—he put him
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<p>in my way there, and then I went to his house—I had a conversation with him there—I arranged that he should come up to London to see me the next day; he offered to come—he did come up to town the next day—before I left I gave his wife a sovereign to pay his expenses to London—he is a brickmaker—I don't know what the third-class fare is from Rainham to London; I believe it is more than 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I think it is 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. return—I met him at the Victoria Station by appointment, and we walked to a coffee-shop near Westminster Bridge, and I put down his confession in writing, that he had committed perjury; it is stated so in his affidavit—I then took it to my solicitor—I think King went with me part of the way; he was willing to go before any solicitor—Mr. Lloyd, of Bloomsbury Square, was my solicitor at that time—when I went him to Mr. Lloyd I think I left King in Oxford Street—I have since taken the case out of Messrs. Lloyd & Ford's hands—after showing Mr. Lloyd the paper, I went back and found King—I told him he would not be wanted that day, I had left the paper with the lawyers, and next day I would see him—he was to come to the same place in Oxford Street to meet me—he went to his lodging then, at the coffee-shop, and slept there, and met me at the same spot in Oxford Street next day—when I came out of Mr. Lloyd's I stopped with King a hit, and went into a coffee-shop and had some coffee, in a little street off Oxford Street, and he then made a fuller confession to me; a further confession—I did not tell him to do so—I put it down and he signed it—I asked him if he remem
<lb/>bered so and so, and he said "Yes"—he met me next day, and I went to Mr. Lloyd and told him that King was there, and he got some other solicitor to prepare the affidavit—I took him before some other solicitor to be sworn—there were two or three in the office to read it—I think I was to meet him after I came out—I was in an inner room, waiting for him—I think he then went home—that was on the Friday—he came up on the Wednesday, I think—he was here for a day or two—I think it cannot have been on the Thursday that he came up—I think it was on the Saturday that he signed the affidavit—he went home on the Saturday—I suppose he slept at the coffee-shop on Friday; I did not go with him—I gave him another pound in town to pay his expenses, and 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at another time—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. altogether—I went down to his house afterwards; I don't think I went on the following Saturday, the 25th, I don't remember it—I got his wife to make an affidavit also; I went down, I forget what day it was—I have been down many times since—I went down with the affidavit that was prepared for his wife by my solicitor—I had spoken to her before, when I was down there with her husband, and she told her tale—I went down with the affidavit, and it was read over to her; that was soon after I had sent King home—I am not sure of the day, but it was about 23rd March—I gave her some money then, I paid her expenses to Chatham, to have her affidavit sworn—I think only a shilling or two, it was not 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I might have given her 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., that would be the extent—I don't remember whether I got her to make a further affidavit after that; oh, yes; on 10th April, King and her came together to London—my lawyer sent for them—I saw them at the station—Ward wrote to say they were coming, and I went to meet them—I did not know what they were coming for—I was not aware my solicitor had sent for them; he was not going to tell me, and I just happened to meet them—I went to meet them because Ward told me they were coming to London; neither King nor my solicitor told me—I did not take them to the same</p>
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<p>coffee-shop, I took them to my solicitor—King showed me a letter he had got from my solicitor—I did not know what business they had come on—I did not take them anywhere after taking them to my solicitor, I went off home; my solicitor said "You have no business with them"—I gave them a half-sovereign then; they said they were pennylest—my solicitor said I ought not to have given that—I don't remember his telling me that he had sent them a half-sovereign by post-office order before they came up, he may have told me; I have not given them any more money, that I knew of; not about English's affair at all, only since, not about that part—I have given them their money since, about prosecuting King, when they have been down at Sittingbourne I have given them their money when I have subpoenaed them—I don't know how much; I gave them many to pay their expenses—I gave a sovereign for the three witnesses toe go to Maidstone, King, his wife, and son, a little more than to pay their expenses; that was to go to Maidstone, to prosecute Mr. English—they told me they could not go without money, that he was poor, and out of work—his sons were working; he told me one of them was in a barge—he told me he was very badly off, and without any work for himself or his wife—he was out of work on 16th March—he had been foreman to me, after he was foreman to Mr. English, and he afterwards worked for Mr. English again—I said nothing about his going to America—he may have known that I have brothers there; I don't remember telling him; I am positive I said nothing to him about America after the trial—I went to Mutlow before I went to Fry—I knew that Mutlow had also made an affidavit in favour of Mr. English—Ward and King went with me—we went from Rainham; I wrote to Ward and King, I think, to meet me at the Rainham station, and we went together to Mutlow's—we did not go, at first, all three together, they kept back a little—Mutlow was working in his garden—Ward said "That is Mutlow," and then I went up to him—I knew that Mutlow had made an affidavit, something the same as Fry, and I went to speak to him about it—I got him, afterwards, to make an affidavit—he went to Chatham that same day—I did not give him any money to go to Chatham, not one penny—I paid his railway ticket, that was all; I think Ward got the tickets for all; he paid for it, but with my money—I did not give Mutlow any money—I also went to Williamson Butler; he made an affidavit, I think about the time of the rule, but I was up and down so many times—I got him to make an affidavit—I asked him if he remembered about getting a shilling from English, coming out of Court, and he said "Yes"—I did not go to Alfred Butler; I swear that; nor did Ward, that I know of—Mr. Gibson wrote to me about Alfred Butler; I was going to take proceedings against him—he made an affidavit—I did not give him any money—Mr. Gibson got him to make an affidavit; I believe he volunteered to do it—Mr. Gibson was not my attorney down there, only in that particular part—I wrote to him about taking criminal proceedings against Butler for a false affidavit, and then he wrote to me, stating that Butler did not know what he was signing—I don't know what Mr. Gibson said to him, but I saw Alfred Butler there, afterwards, and he made an affidavit for me, at Chatham—I paid his railway fare there—I don't think he went at the same time as Mutlow, I am not sure; Ward was with me, and Ward lived at Chatham or Rochester, and I gave him the money to pay the ticket, that was all; he got no other money, that I know of—the affidavit was not ready for him, as it was for Mrs. King; it was written</p>
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<p>out, in the presence of Mr. Gibson, before he went to Chatham—I think Mr. Gibson himself wrote it, in his presence—Mutlow's was before I went to Fry's, not the same day; I think I went to Mutlow on the Saturday, and to Fry's on the Monday or Tuesday following—I don't know that Mr. Gibson had acted as attorney for Mr. English, he was a witness for him—he swore, on the trial, that he was not acting as attorney for Mr. English—I did not employ him as my attorney, only in this part—Butler was working for him, it appears, and I wrote to him about taking crimi
<lb/>nal proceedings against Butler—I knew, at that time, that he was acting as attorney for Mr. English, in London, not as a local attorney, getting up the case there—he volunteered to do what he could for me—I say that King, and Mutlow, and Alfred Butler, all committed perjury; all their affidavits were false; not Williamson Butler, the shilling given to him was not a bribe, it was only to get some lunch; that was of very little consequence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mutlow said he could not read or write, only his name—a Mr. Willis was employed to take Mutlow's affidavit—I have seen the affidavit, and it is signed by Willis—I made no offer to Mutlow to induce him to make the statement which he did to me—while I was talking to him Ward and King stood at some distance—I went and called them up, and Mutlow then said "I never saw the man in my life before," that was King—Ward and King were present at nearly all the conversations—I first had a conversation with him in the garden, at which they were not present, and then I called them up, and after Mutlow saw King he went with me to Chatham—he was not examined at the trial—his place is 200 or 300 yards from Fry's—Willis used to practice as a solicitor at Sittingbourne—I believe he has been struck off the rolls—I saw Alfred Butler at Mr. Gibson's office—I had not taken down any statement of his before that, he made it in the presence of Mr. Gibson—I did not know at that time that Mr. Gibson was employed for Mr. English—I have not given King any money beyond the sums I have mentioned for his expenses—I have just given him some to pay his expenses where we have been to at different times; I mean beyond what I have mentioned, in this way; when I have got him to go with me to Chatham I have paid his expenses, and one day I paid for his time, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for his day's work; that is since, about the criminal proceedings—I looked up Fry—I first went and got a summons from a Magistrate, and he was brought up and locked up, not having bail—King was a witness in London before the Magistrate one day, the first time; he did not come the second time—I paid him his expenses for coming to town on that occasion; that was after Mr. English had been committed for trial at Sittingbourne—I did not give him anything to come up here, but I gave him money for his lodging last night, and a shilling yesterday—I have not given him anything, except for his expenses to come to London to make the affidavit, or to appear before some Court in support of this charge—several times he has been with me, and I have given him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to pay his ex
<lb/>penses; nothing more—when we went to Mutlow I paid him his fare down, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I think, for his day's wages—he had lost his work—I think he was in work at that time—many times I have taken him out of his work; I have always paid him—I have sometimes given him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., sometimes 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for half-a-day, just what the time would be, nothing more—I have never sug
<lb/>gested his going to America to my brother; not in any way, directly or indirectly—I did not expect to meet King the day I went down after the</p>
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<p>trial—he came to me at the station and asked me to go to his house, and he made the statement that I took down and put in the affidavit—I took him to Messrs. Ford & Lloyd, my attorneys, and then to Mr. Emmett's, another solicitor in the same square, to swear the affidavit—he did not go into Ford & Lloyd's—I am not sure whether Mr. Emmett prepared it, or Ford & Lloyd—King did not see Ford & Lloyd at all—I did not hold out any in
<lb/>ducement to Alfred Butler to make an affidavit—I did not threaten him with criminal proceedings—I did not instruct Mr. Gibson to take criminal proceedings against him unless he made a further affidavit, or anything to that effect—I wrote to Mr. Gibson, stating that his affidavit was false, and that I could take criminal proceedings against him, and desired him to see Butler, and to know if that was so, and then he confessed—he said he did not know what was in it, that he could not read or write.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-98" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KING</persName> </hi>. I live at Faversham, Kent, and am a brickmaker—in 1868 I was foreman to Mr. English at the Horsham brickfield—in that year Mr. Borden became the tenant of the brickfield, and I afterwards became his foreman; I continued so nearly through the summer season of 1869, but not quite—I recollect the trial at Maidstone, in March, 1870—I had ceased to be in Mr. Borden's employ at that time; I had ceased to be so at the end of the summer season, August—I was not in anybody's employ then—I had been in Mr. English's, getting out flints in the gravel pit, and I was employed under Mr. Wakeley a little while—I had left him at the time of the trial—he made me leave him—I have a wife and ten children—I was called as a witness by Mr. English at the trial, on the Monday, after Mr. English had given his evidence—I had spoken to Mr. English on the Monday before I gave my evidence—after the trial I made a statement to Mr. Borden respecting the evidence I had given—it was afterwards put in writing in London—I don't know at whose office; we went to three different places—I afterwards made an affidavit setting forth the same statement—I know Fry; he keeps the Sittingbourne hotel—I know Ward; he was engine-driver when he first came there, under Mr. Borden—I was never, at any time in August last year, at Fry's house in company with Ward—I never had any conversation with Fry in the pre
<lb/>sence of Ward—I never was there—I have been at Fry's house four or five times since he has kept it, and likewise before—at that time I lived about six miles from him—I never said anything to Fry about what I had said at the trial being true—I am certain of that—what I put in the statement is true—I was induced to give the evidence at the trial by Mr. English's promise that I should never want for anything if I would stick to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At that time I was in poverty—I said what was untrue—I committed perjury, because I was to have full employ by Mr. English after he got rid of Mr. Borden—I was not in better circumstances after
<lb/>wards—I had no promise from Mr. Borden—my affidavit was all true—Mr. Borden found me at Rainham—I was standing out in the main road there—I spoke to him, and invited him to my house—he saw my wife—he gave her a sovereign to bear my expenses to London—it was his proposal that I should come up to London after I had told him what I knew—I went up, and met Mr. Borden at Victoria Station, and we walked about the town, and then went to my lodging where I was going to stop that night, and he took down my statement—we had some coffee—he had a cup of coffee—next morning when I met him we went to the lawyer's office—we went to another coffee-shop—I did not make a further statement there</p>
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<p>—I made no further statement—I never altered my statement at all, to my knowledge—on the Saturday he gave me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. more to bear my expenses back—that was all I received from him—I never received any more—there was not another sovereign, to my knowledge; if there was I lost it—I never recollect having it—Mr. Borden paid for what we had at the coffee-shop the first evening—he gave me the money to pay for the lodging—he did not give me the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. till I returned back to Rainham—I was two nights at the coffee-house—I paid for one night—I did not come up to London again the next week; yes, I did, with my wife—Mr. Borden came to meet us at the Ludgate Hill Station—he did not give me any more money then—he did not give my wife any, to my knowledge—the lawyer sent her down 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to bear her expenses up—Mr. Borden never gave me any money at other times, for loss of time, or anything of that sort—all I received was the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he gave my wife, and the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. he gave me—he did not give me any money to pay for loss of time, or wages, or anything of the kind—I am quite certain of that—he has since paid my expenses; at least, he sent me a trifle to pay my expenses, because I have had no means—he did not pay me for loss of time at any time—he has never paid me for anything except the actual expenses I was at; I am quite sure of that—when Mr. Borden took the brick-field I was a labourer there under Mr. English, and I was taken on by Mr. Borden, and continued with him till he discharged me—then I went to Mr. English again for a short time, till he had no work for me—after a time I went to Mr. Wakeley—he was not employing me up to the time I gave my evidence at Maidstone; it might be up to within three or four weeks, or something like that—I don't know what he discharged me for—he knew I was going up as a witness for Mr. English—I don't know that he discharged me for that—I always blamed Mr. Borden for it—I thought he was the man that got me discharged—at the time Mr. Borden came to me I was not doing any work—after that I was taken on again by Mr. Wakeley, in the brick-making time; not before May, I should think—I can't be positive—I went with Ward to Mutlow—he was not lodging there at that time—I was not frequently with Ward after making the affidavit—I was never in Sittingbourne with Ward above two or three times—he lived at Rainham, and went to and fro to his work—he used only to come home once a week—I used sometimes to see him on a Satur
<lb/>day night—I might have been at Fry's five or six times during the whole summer, not very often—I never saw Mutlow there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew I was to be a witness at Maidstone a month or six weeks before, or I daresay longer than that, I heard from Mr. English that he should want me there—I have received money from Mr. Borden, I daresay two or three different times, besides going to London—I did not have any money when I went before the Magistrate at Sittingbourne—I walked there, and I had some beer at my own expense.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was it you learnt that it was not through Mr. Borden that Mr. Wakeley discharged you; before or after the trial?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> After the trial; after Mr. Borden saw me—I had not learnt it at the time he saw me—before that I had asked Amos, Mr. Wakeley's foreman, to employ me again, and he said he did not dare put me on—I was induced to give the evidence I did at the trial, from the promise of constant employment—I had found out before I saw Mr. Borden, that I was not to have constant em
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-99" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CLAPSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Sittingbourne, and am an accountant—I</p>
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<p>know Fry well; I live close to his hotel—I recollect the trial of Borden and English—subsequent to that I saw a paper in Fry's hands; it was a draft affidavit—he asked me to read it; I did so, and I told him I could not make that affidavit—he endeavoured to refresh my memory—he said I was there at the time certain conversation took place between King and Ward—I told him I did not recollect the circumstance at all—I never saw King and Ward there together, to the best of my knowledge and belief—I told Fry so—the draft affidavit was shown to me at the beginning of November, or the latter end of October.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made no affidavit—I knew nothing at all about the circumstance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the Jury; the corroboration of Ward's evidence by King, himself an acknowledged perjurer, being too unsatisfactory.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">could not say, in strict law, that there was no case; but he never knew a case with such corroborative evidence. The case went to the Jury, who found the defendant</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18710403-name-102" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-102" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA BROOK</persName> </hi>. I am a cook, of 2, Rutland Place, Charterhouse Square—on Saturday evening, 25th March, at a few minutes to 6 o'clock, I was in Cunitor Street—I had a little leather bag or reticule in my hand, containing a pair of boots, and other things, worth altogether about 31
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I saw the prisoner first in Chancery Lane, and afterwards in Cunitor Street—he snatched my bag, and ran away down a court into Bream's Buildings—I shouted for someone to go after him—no one ran—I looked for a policeman, but could not find one—I afterwards went to Bow Street, and gave informa
<lb/>tion and a description of the prisoner—I afterwards went to Bow Street, and picked the prisoner out of six others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where did you first see me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the corner of the "Blue Anchor" public-house, with two others—you followed me into Cursitor Street, and then came in front of me, and snatched my bag—I only saw you sideways—you tried to hide your face from me, but I saw you as I passed you in Chancery Lane, and looked at you, for the lady I live with had lost her bag two days before—I recognized you at Bow Street, in the prison yard, amongst six others—after losing my bag I went into New Street Square, and I saw a policeman, but he said he could not go off duty—I saw the witness, Mrs. White, there—I did not know her before—she told me not to go down the court, as it was such a notorious place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-103" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry White, a painter, of 24, Castle Street, Holborn—on this Saturday night I was coming out of my house into Cursitor Street, just before 6 o'clock, and saw the prisoner go down the court by the "Rose" public-house, with a leather bag or reticule in his hand—I saw the prosecutrix, and heard her scream out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where did you first see me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The first time was about a fortnight previous, when you tried to pick my pocket—when I saw you with the bag I recognized you immediately—I went with the prosecutrix into New Street Square, to see if we could find a policeman—I gave a description of you to an officer, and he afterwards told me you were taken, and I went and recognized you at Guildhall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-104" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP HINES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E</hi>). Last Monday week I saw the prisoner brought out of the cells of Bow Street—I recognized him and told him he was wanted for stealing a bag in Cursitor Street on the Satur
<lb/>day night—the prisoner was put back into the cells for half an hour, when he was brought out to be taken over to the Police Court by two constables—he snatched his right hand from one of them and threw over his shoulder these two pieces of paper, which I produce; one of his companions picked up one piece, but I snatched it from him, the other I picked up myself—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "On Saturday you know that I was in your shop from 2 till 8 o'clock. I was not drunk nor drinking. Mrs. Denny please come and prove that I was at work for you; they want to say that I committed high
<lb/>way robbery in Cursitor Street, on Saturday, at 6 o'clock; they want to get it up for me. Mr. Gilbert go to Mr. Denny. See Fitz, and tell him Crocket, the German, owes me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., to get it and put the rest and pay my fine, and I will pay you if I am fined, J. G.—my Lizzie."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you say to me, "I have got it as big as that for you this time?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nothing of the kind—I have known you many years as a notorious thief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he was entirely innocent of the robbery, and that while he was in custody the person who actually committed it promised him that he would come forward at the trial and dear him.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18710403-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710403-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-105" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LONG</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler of "The Crown and Six Cans," High Holborn—the prisoner was at my house on Saturday week, at different times—I can't say that he was there two or three minutes after 6 o'clock—I don't know what clothes he had on—I should say he was in there both a few minutes before 6 o'clock and a few minutes after, but I could not swear to any particular time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-280-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HENRY SMITH</hi> (17)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi> </rs>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18710403-name-107" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-107" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COKER</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, at 249, Upper Street, Islington—on the 8th February, the prisoner came to my house and said he had called from Mr. Kendall, of 17, Armour Road, to pay an account that was owing—I had supplied goods to that house to the amount of 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner gave me this cheque for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I gave him the change, 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—(
<hi rend="italic">The cheque was on the East London Bank, Limited, S.E. Branch, Tooley Street, dated</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th February,</hi> 1871,
<hi rend="italic">and purported to be drawn by John Powell pay
<lb/>able to Mr. W. Kendall or bearer</hi>)—I had supplied the goods on the 2nd February, and sent them to the house—the cheque was afterwards returned—I then went to the house and found it empty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been serving the house for about a fortnight—the lady of the house came first and ordered goods; she said she was Mrs. Kendall—I never saw Mr. Kendall—I did not ask the prisoner where he got the cheque from—he did not say his uncle, Mr. Kendall, had sent him to pay the account—he did not represent himself as Mr. Kendall—I asked him to write on the back of the cheque, and he wrote "Chas. Kendall"—I supposed he was writing his own name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-108" type="given" value="BRISTOW"/>BRISTOW POLTER</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Central Bank—it was the East London—this is one of our cheques—it was issued about three years ago</p>
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<p>to a Mr. Evans, who was a customer of ours at that time—no person of the name of Powell has an account with us—the cheque was presented and dis
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We may have a customer named Powell, but not with this signature—I think the name of "Chas. Kendall" at the back is similar to the body of the cheque—I could not swear they were both written by the same person; but that is my opinion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-109" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DUDLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>), On the 18th March I saw the prisoner going into a public-house at Dockhead—I went up to him and said "Charles Kendall, I want you for obtaining money by means of false cheques"—he said "What the hell do you mean by that, my name is not Charles Kendall"—I said "Consider yourself in custody, I am a police officer."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He gave the name of Charles Henry Smith.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and two keys, her property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my pocket, and two keys, and a notice to quit the apartments I was in—we saw the prisoner there—he told us to drink up, and he would refill the measure—I put my hand in my pocket, and found it perfectly empty—I accused him of taking my keys, and said that if he did not deliver them to me I would give him in custody, and he knocked me down—I gave him in custody, and the keys and the notice to quit were found on him—these are them (
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., these three keys, a knife, and this notice to quit—the prosecutrix was bleed
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defense.</hi> Last Wednesday I was discharged from seven years'</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the Society. I had 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to receive from them by installments. I was going to Castle Street to get a lodging, and met the prosecutrix by the "Alhambra;" she said "I will take you where there are lodgings." She took me to Castle Street, and said "Come in here, and have a glass of something." I did so, and she said "You have come from Chatham; I know by your clothes; my
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> is doing fire years now." I wanted to get away, but she clung to my arm, and said "Come along with me." I shoved her, and she caught her eye against the door; I was very sorry. As to the key and the other things, I know no more than you do how I got them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) The prisoner was the worse for drink, but he knew what he was about—the coins he had were a shilling, three sixpences, a fourpenny-piece, and some halfpence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. A. TRAFFORD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I do not exactly know what coins I had, but there were three sixpences and some shillings—it is quite untrue that I asked him to go home with me—I never thought of a man like that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., an order for 46
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESELY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the other a bill of exchange for 1200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and another for 46
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were taken to Smithfield Station, 100 yards, or more, from our place—the constable had both prisoners, till Gibson got away; I had not put my hands upon Hall—when I heard the stealthy steps of Gibson, I went, as quick as I could, and turned the key—I then turned and confronted Gibson, who was close up to the door, but I had got the key in my pocket then—Hall then turned the handle, as if he expected the door to be open—Mr. Lovell came down stairs with Mr. Christmas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I was standing with my back to the fire I com
<lb/>manded a view of the street door—Hall them asked me to write something on paper; he wanted to attract me to the desk where I could not see the street door—the key turned easily sad came out easily; it did not take a single moment; and my body was between the look and Hall while I was turning the key—he could not see whether I was turning it or not, I should say.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Hall remained with Payne and the constable, but Gibson bolted—I ran and caught him, and when I returned with Gibson, Hall was at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 291). I took the prisoners and walked between them, holding one with each hand—as soon as we came in sight of the station Gibson ran away, but I secured him—Hall made no statement when the charge was read—he refused his address.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Hall did not stand still, he struggled with Payne—I am not aware that Payne and the officer have never suggested that Hall tried to get away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MORTEN</hi>
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<lb/>sently"—I put my right hand and pushed him by his neck—I had to push him about four feet to push him clear of the gateway—as soon as he recovered his balance he put his bread and cheese into his pocket, and came towards me to attack me—I stepped back into the gateway and said "If you come any of your nonsense with me I will punch your head"—he answered "You punch my head?"—I said "Yes"—he made a swinging blow at my chest which missed me, and I struck him with my fist on the side of his head—he then struck me, and I struck him again on his shoulder—he then struck me on the muscle of my right arm, and I felt myself injured, and saw blood running down from my fingers' ends—I said "Good God, I am stabbed!"—he shut up the knife, put it in his coat pocket, and ran away—I was taken to the hospital—I remained there five weeks, and have been two weeks ill at my own home—I have to act as a messenger, as I can do nothing else—I still feel pain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORTEN</hi>. The prisoner and Parker both worked for the same contractor, but not in the same van—the prisoner was moving as if he was going; he was in the gateway when I went up to him, he had only about four feet to clear it when I pushed him—I used sufficient force to push him out at the gateway, and he just put his hand on a post to steady himself—I did not push him as hard as I could, or he would have gone down altogether—it is not a fact that if he had not touched the post he would have fallen—I then saw by his looks that he was going to attack me—he did not hold up the knife; I wish I had seen it—I struck him first—he struck me once, and I struck him twice in self defence—I stepped back and avoided his first blow.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there a van in the yard?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the prisoner was properly in the yard—I was turning him out of the yard in which he pro
<lb/>perly was, because a porter told me something—he had a right to be there, and was supposed to be there in the discharge of his duty—I did not see him do any wrong, but the man told me the boy had threatened to strike him—I ordered him to leave the yard because I had reason to believe there was going to be a breach of the peace—it is part of my duty as time keeper to keep order in the yard—I was afraid there would be further disturbance, and I thought if the lad kept outside till the van came out there would be no disturbance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-131" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, in the employ of Messrs. Hawkins, railway carriers—on the 2nd September I was at Falcon Yard and saw the prisoner there, I did not know him before—Mr. Gardner ordered me to draw up for a load, and the prisoner drew his van round in the way, and put his horses on top of my feet—I said "Gently, young man"—he said "Get out of the way, you old b—r"—I said "Look here, my lad, I do not want such language used to me, I don't use it in the Company's service, and if you use such language to me I will have you turned out of the yard," and I complained to Mr. Nicholls—no blows passed between us—the prisoner was not driving the van, he was conducting it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I did not see any bread and cheese in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-132" type="given" value="HENRY FRANCIS"/>HENRY FRANCIS BAKER</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at St. Thomas's Hospital in September—I examined Nicholls—he had a punctured wound on his right arm, about half an inch deep and nearly half an inch long, such as</p>
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<p>would be made by a clasp knife—an artery was punctured—I thought at one time he was in slight danger, as the artery had to be tied, which required an operation.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) I took the prisoner on the 13th March—he was then a pot-boy in Oxford Street—I told him the charge, and that I had a warrant for his apprehension—he said that he was eating some bread and cheese, and was knocked down and punched by the watchman, and driven out of the yard, and nearly knocked down by a post, and when the watchman rolled his sleeve up and he saw blood running down, he ran away.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HASLAM</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. C. CARTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Morris.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-137" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DOWNS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On 22nd February, I was with Child, about 11 a.m., and saw the prisoners at the corner of Old Change—we followed them; they stood opposite to a van there, and everywhere where vans were pulling up they looked at them—we followed them to Carey Lane, where several vans were standing, laden with goods—Morris stood at the corner of Carey Lane, and Haslam stood stroking the horse—the driver was engaged behind, unloading the van—an officer in uniform came by, and Morris gave a signal, and they walked into Wood Street, and round other streets, into Carey Lane again, and Morris resumed his former position, and Haslam got on the shaft of the van—a case of goods was in front of the van, and the driver was behind—a parcel fell, and the driver jumped down—Haslam jumped from the shaft, and the prisoners walked away together—while Haslam was trying to pull the things but, Morris was standing where he could see him—they then went to Wood Street, where a van was unloading, at No. 50—they walked round it; Haslam went on the near side of the road, and Morris stood right opposite—we had then watched them four hours—they remained there ten minutes or a quarter-of an hour, and appeared to be watching Swain the driver—Haslam went and spoke to Morris, left him, and came to the van, again jumped on the shaft, pulled this parcel off, and walked towards me—Morris ran past me—I pushed Haslam into a doorway, and said "Where are you going with that parcel?" and took him in custody—I found Morris at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Morris was twelve or fourteen yards from Haslam when he went on the shaft of the first van.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-138" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CHILD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Downs; his account is correct—when Haslam took the parcel Morris ran into Cripplegate Build
<lb/>ings, where he stopped till I took him—he did not see me till I got close to him—this strap and apron were found on him, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.: and similar things on Haslam—they were wearing the aprons.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-139" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SWAIN</persName> </hi>. I was the carman driving this van—I was at the back of the van, and missed nothing till I was told by the policeman—the parcel contains waistcoats which I was carrying for the Midland Counties Rail
<lb/>way Company—it was in front of the van.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRYANT</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Charles Woolley, of Aldgate, a carman and contractor—the prisoner was in his employment about three weeks—on Friday, 14th February, he was sent to the London Docks for three hogsheads of sugar, one of which he was to deliver in Covent Garden, another in Maryborough Street, and the other in the Queen's Road, Bays
<lb/>water—he ought to have been back with his van about 3 o'clock—he came between 7 and 8 o'clock, the worse for liquor—his wages were 21
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-143" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CORDIAL</persName> </hi>. I was delivery-foreman at the East Quay, London Docks—on the morning of the 14th February I delivered three hogsheads of sugar to the prisoner—I produce the weight-book—the hogsheads were numbered "14," "16," and "20;" No. "14" weighed 18 cwt. 2 qrs. 2lbs.; No. "16" weighed 20 cwt. 1 qr. 6lbs.; and No. "20" 19 cwt. 3 qrs. 13lbs.—he applied for the goods at 9.5, and the delivery was finished at 9.30.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-144" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ASE</persName> </hi>. I am a cooper, employed at the London Docks—the three hogsheads which were delivered on the 14th were delivered in good condition—these are the nails we use to fasten the tins on with, and the nails on this tin are clout nails—we don't use them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-145" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK STOW</persName> </hi>. I was warehouseman to Mr. Mills, of Queen's Road, Bayswater—on 14th February I received a hogshead of sugar, "No. 14," from the prisoner, about 4.30—when I received it, it weighed 16 cwt. 3 qrs. 26lbs.—it ought to have weighed 18 cwt. 2 qrs. 2lbs.—these boards are in the same condition now as when I received them—I had nothing to do with putting the nails in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-146" type="given" value="ANTHONY WILSON"/>ANTHONY WILSON MONGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I took the prisoner on Saturday night, 25th February, at Mr. Woolley's place—I told him I should apprehend him for stealing 3 cwt. 2 qrs. weight of sugar—he said "I know nothing at all about it; you can do as you like with me"—I said it had been stolen from two casks, one on the transit from the London Docks to Bayswater, and the other to Marlborough Street—I found nothing on him—he gave a correct address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "As I had the sugar so I delivered it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Defence.</hi> As I had the hogsheads, so I delivered them, one after the other, at three different shops.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-290-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing one metal pot, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEBLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710403-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710403-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-149" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RANDALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi> 168). On the afternoon of 2nd March I saw the prisoner in Fleet Street—he looked very bulky under his coat—I followed him into St. Bride's Avenue, where I stopped him, and asked him what he had under his coat—he said only a quart pot—I asked him to show it me—I pulled open his coat, and said "You have several there, and I shall take you in custody"—I took him to the police-station, and found on him four quart pots and one pint pot, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money—the pots were inside his coat, one in each pocket, and the pint pot was in the outside pocket, doubled up—he was asked at the station where he</p>
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<p>got them from, and he said a man gave them to him to carry, but he did not know the man, or where he lived—another officer was with me at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> What the officer says is quite correct; I had the pots given me to take to the Blackfriars Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-150" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SYTHEL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi> 169). The evidence of the last witness is correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-151" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHAMBERLAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, at Villiers Street, Strand—this pot is mine—I did not sell it or give it to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710403-name-152" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-152" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY CHAMBERLAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on 2nd March I saw the prisoner in front of the bar, walking through as if he did not wish to be seen—I imagined he had something under his coat not quite right, but I did not think anything more about it—I was afterwards shown a number of persons, and picked the prisoner out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of the charge of stealing them. They were given to me in Clare Market, to take to the Blackfriars Road I was never in the house, and never saw the lady till she was at the Police Court I can prove I was in the City all the time, and did not go out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-153" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS CHIPPENDALE</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner at 11.15, on 2nd March, in Bath Street, City Road.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were four other Indictments against the Prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANOFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Thames Policeman</hi> 112). On 21st March, about 10 o'clock at night, I was in Cinnamon Street, Wapping—I saw the prisoner there moving a bag on a dust-cart, about to take it away—he was dis
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<lb/>tained 134 lbs. of coffee—I went back to the station, and said "I shall charge you with being in the unlawful possession of a bag of coffee supposed to be stolen from the river"—he said "It was not me"—I am sure he is the man, I never lost sight of him—I have a sample of the coffee here—this is the bag (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me climb on to the dust-cart?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not see you with a female.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-160" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL DYSON</persName> </hi>. I am a lighterman, and live at 62, Bloomfield Road—on the evening of 28th March I had a barge called the
<hi rend="italic">Providence</hi> in my charge, near the Tower Stairs—it was laden with coffee—there were eighty and thirty bags—I left about 8 o'clock to go and get the order to get the bags on board the ship—when I came back I saw the coffee-bags a little bit ruffled—I thought it might have been a man walking over them—I did not miss any at that time—I missed two bags about 12 o'clock, when they were</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-161" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FORREST</persName> </hi>. I live at Hertford Road, Kingsland, and am a delivery foreman at St. Katherine's Docks—last Saturday week I went to the Thames Police Station, and saw this bag—when it was full I had delivered it to Mr. Henry Gray's craft, lying in the St. Katherine's Docks—the gross weight of each bag was 1 cwt. 11lbs.—I did not see the quality of the coffee.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-162" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BOLTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 196). On Tuesday, 21st March, at 10.30., I saw the prisoner running, followed by Littlefield, who called to me to stop him, which I did—he said "All right, master, I know nothing about it"—I had not said anything to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The barge was in the Thames, and one could not get there unless they had a boat The policeman says he saw me at 10 o'clock on the top of a dust-cart. I did not see any coffee, and was not in Cinnamon Street when the policeman saw me running; I was in King Street, running towards him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18710403-293-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing nine yards of cloth, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710403-293-offence-1 t18710403-name-164"/>Samuel Wilton</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 334). On Saturday evening, 4th March, about 7 o'clock, I was in Bishopsgate Street Without—I saw the prisoner cross from Sun Street into Widegate Street—he had this cloth (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This happened about 7 o'clock in the evening—he was a stranger to me, but I swear positively he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-166" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURROWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 23). I apprehended the prisoner on the following Monday, between 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon, in Keate Street, Spitalfields—I told him I should take him on suspicion of being the man who assaulted one of the City constables—he said "Very well; I will go with you, but I know nothing about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took him on the 10th March—the robbery was on the 4th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-167" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WILTON</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, at 81, Fleet Street—this cloth (
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<p>door—I missed it about 6.15, on the evening of the 4th March, and I gave information at the Fleet Street police-station, at 6.30.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18710403-294-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a chain of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710403-name-170" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-170" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN ESCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman, and live at 21, Gloucester Street, Mile End—on 4th March, at 8.45, I was passing along Bishopsgate Street—the prisoner came up and made a sudden snatch at my gold Albert chain, which broke off—he ran up Catherine Wheel Court—I ran after him, calling "Stop thief!" and kept him in sight till he was stopped by the officer—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-171" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HOE</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, and live at 27, Stewart Street—on the morning of 4th March I was in a shop, in Bishopsgate Street, cleaning out a large glass case—I saw the prosecutor pass, and as he passed, the prisoner came out of the court, and snatched the guard from him—he ran up Cathe
<lb/>rine Wheel Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-295-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a handkerchief, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 708). On Wednesday morning, 29th March, about 1 o'clock in the day, I was in Lower Thames Street, and saw the prisoner, with three others, following two gentlemen—I followed them, and saw the prisoner take this handkerchief from one of the gentlemen's pockets—the other men covered him while he was doing it—I immediately went to seize the prisoner with the handkerchief—he made a run—I followed him some distance, calling out "Stop thief!"—he was stopped—I took him to the station, and found the handkerchief in his trowsers pocket, which the prosecutor owned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-176" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a master mariner—on the Wednesday morning in question, I was walking down Thames Street with a friend—I heard the policeman singing out "Stop thief!"—I started to run after the prisoner, but I stopped when I saw my friend was not following—I missed my pocket-handkerchief, which had been in my jacket pocket—this is it—I saw it taken from the prisoner's right hand trowsers pocket—the corner was hanging out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The handkerchief laid on the pavement, and I picked it up.—</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-179" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ALABASTER</persName> </hi>. I live at Two Swan Court, Shoredith, and am a carver—on Sunday night, a week ago, I locked up my shop, and shut the shutters, about 11 o'clock—about 5.50 next morning I found the shutters open, and my tools all gone, which I valued at about 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—they were marked with the letter "A"—I have seen nineteen chisels out of thirty-two—they were produced by the pawnbroker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOBSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 60, Old Nichol Street, and am a cabinet maker—about 10 o'clock last Monday morning the prisoner brought these tools to me and asked me to buy them, I told him to call again in half an hour—I knew him before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-181" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ANDERSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 3). I took the prisoner into custody and charged him with stealing a quantity of tools—he said he found them under the arch in Willow Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I found them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Podd.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-186" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, in the employ of Messrs. Ponsford & Co., 8, Watling Street, woollen merchants—on the 27th February, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, I saw a bale of goods in the passage of the ware-house—about five minutes after, I came into the passage and saw some persons rolling the bale along the passage—these prisoners are two of the men—the bale contained silk rep chene: we call them Bradford goods—I raised an alarm—I saw a cart and horse at the door, and a man behind with the bale—I saw the two prisoners roll the bale out of the passage on to the pavement—they were in the act of lifting it into the cart—they heard the noise that I made, and walked away—I took hold of Clark and took him into the warehouse, and then I went out and looked for the other, but he had disappeared—I gave Clark into custody—he said he knew nothing about it, it was a mistake.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clark. Q.</hi> Where abouts were you when you saw the bale of goods being rolled out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the passage—there is an entrance to the warehouse from Cannon Street—I did not come in through that door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The third man was given into custody—he is here as a witness.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—I was at the further end of the warehouse—I heard some one calling for assistance, and I saw the last witness bringing Clark in—he said he was going along the passage when he saw the prisoner and two others rolling the bale out; that he seized the prisoner, and the others walked off, and that he dragged him into the house—I told him to go for a policeman—Clark began to cry and said he was perfectly innocent of the matter, that he was walking by on the other side of the way when he was asked to assist in putting the bale into the cart; that he had done so out of kindness, and he had never been</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-188" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP PROUD</persName> </hi>. I am a carman and contractor, at York Road, Lambeth—I know the prisoners—about a fortnight before this, Clark came and said he wanted to hire a horse and cart to take some goods home, of his own manufacture—he said he was a portmanteau maker—I lent him the horse and cart for the purposes of his trade—he said he was going to take port-manteaus home, which were ordered—he had the cart two or three times a week—he had it on the day of the robbery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-189" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOWES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 620). About 2.30 on the day of this robbery I was called to 8, Watling Street, and took Clark into custody—he was crying—he said he was passing by with his horse and cart when a man called to him and asked him to take a bale of goods for him, and he was quite innocent of anything wrong.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took a man named Johnson into custody—he said he was passing by and Clark called him to help him lift up the bale of goods—Russell swore that Johnson was one of the men who helped to move the bale—Johnson is in Court—he was discharged by the Magistrate.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 249). About 5 o'clock, on the 28th February, the day after the robbery, I went to Hercules Buildings, West
<lb/>minster Bridge Road—I had received a description of the prisoner Podd—I saw him there, and told him I should take him into custody for being concerned with a man named Clark in stealing a bale of goods from a ware-house in Watling Street—he made no reply—on the way to the station he said "Did Clark tell you my address?"—I said "No"—he was placed with eight or nine other men at the station, and Russell picked him but.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Podd is very deaf.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I went to the police-station and picked out Podd, from a number of other men, as one of those who was rolling the bale out of the passage—I have no doubt about his identity.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Clark and Podd were the two who rolled out the bale—Johnson was at the tail of the cart to help them lift the bale into the cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clark's Defence.</hi> I am very sorry; I must throw myself on the mercy of the Court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted; Clark in December,</hi> 1860,
<hi rend="italic">and Podd in February,</hi> 1869.*—
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-195" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I live at Albert House, Kensal New Town, with my father—about 12.45 on the morning of 7th March, I heard a noise—I got out of bed, and looked through my window—I saw two men at the kitchen window—I called my father—several things were missed from the ware-house, but I don't identify them—I saw the backs of the two men—I went to the police-station afterwards, and saw about a dozen men, and I picked out the two prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only saw the backs of the men, and I don't swear that the prisoners are the men—I don't suppose I could tell them from other men</p>
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<interp inst="t18710403-name-196" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, in partnership with Thomas Read—on Tuesday night, 6th March, I saw the warehouse safe at 10 o'clock, before going to bed—my daughter called me the next morning, and said there were two men at the kitchen window—I told her to be quiet, and I went to the front window and called for a policeman—there was a policeman about 100 yards away, but he did not come quickly, and the men got away through the back premises—I did not see the men—I found these seven blankets down the garden, which I identify as pledges—a square of glass had been taken out of the kitchen window—there were two or three clothes props placed against the wall, so that a man could climb up and get through the window—the blankets are worth about 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the prisoner Woodruffe as a labouring lad—I have employed him—I would employ him readily enough—I am of a different opinion now—I have no doubt I have said that I would employ him again; but I should not like.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer X</hi>). I examined the house of the last witness, on the morning of 7th March—I found a pane of glass had been broken out of the store-room window that is above the kitchen—I found footsteps of two persons in the garden, and followed them in the direction of the house where Woodruffe lives—I went to Woodruffe and told him I should apprehend him for breaking into Mr. Young's house—he said "You a