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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>DAKIN, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writters in the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. LXXIV.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</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, May 1st, 1871, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WILSHIRE BRAMWELL</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN BARNARD"/>JOHN BARNARD BYLES</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUKE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-7" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER GARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-9" type="given" value="BENJAMIN SAMUEL"/>BENJAMIN SAMUEL PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-10" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNET</persName>, Q.C., M.P</hi>., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-11" type="given" value="SIDNEY HEDLEY"/>SIDNEY HEDLEY WATERLOW</persName> </hi>, Knt., and
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND"/>WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-13" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">Q.C., M.P</hi>., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-14" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LL.D</hi>., 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="t18710501-name-15" 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="t18710501-name-16" 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</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SEVENTH 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, May</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES TIER</hi> (39)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-18" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PRITCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier, at the London Joint Stock Bank—this cheque, for 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., was presented to me on 9th January—I don't remem
<lb/>ber exactly at what time of day, but late in the banking hours—I do not remember who presented it—I cashed it entirely in gold—the person asked for a bag—I gave him one, and he put the gold into it—it was a bag of this description (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—with the name of the bank stamped on it—I did not learn that the cheque was a forgery till about a fortnight afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We do a very large business—we give those bags to any customers who require them—we do not give them to strangers—I do not know who it was that presented the cheque—I said at the Mansion House, my belief was that it was not the prisoner—that is the best of my belief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see the prisoner till he was in custody at the Mansion House.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you known him previously?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had never seen him before, to my knowledge—I gave the person the bag, it being a large amount of gold—I have no recollection of his being a person I knew at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-19" type="given" value="JAMES ROBBET"/>JAMES ROBBET PIKE</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Merriman & Pike, solicitors, of 25, Austin Friars—we keep an account at the London Joint Stock Bank, Princes Street—the prisoner was in our service—he came to us towards the end of June, and left towards the end of August—he was cashier and book-keeper—it was his duty to take charge of the cheque-book, and to fill up cheques and the counterfoils—I have the cheque-book here, which was in use at that time—it was our practice to draw cheques, payable to a letter and number—the number would be the consecutive number in the cheque-book, and the letter would correspond with a book that we keep, which is practically our cash-book—we begin with the letter A, and go on</p>
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<p>through the alphabet—when the prisoner was there our cheques were drawn to the letter I—we do not use J—this cheque purports to bear my signature, of the firm—Mr. Merriman also signs for the firm, but our two signatures are quite different—this is an imitation of my signature—it is not written by me, or by my authority; no part of it—I know nothing whatever of the transaction of 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for stamp-duty—it is one of the cheques out of this cheque-book—I find a page of three cheques missing from the books, coun
<lb/>terfoils, and all—I have no doubt whatever that the filling up of this cheque is in the prisoner's writing—I produce a number of genuine cheques, filled up in the writing, while he was with us, also this account and letter—these two letters and agreement produced by the officer were sent to the prisoner, signed by me, in the name of the firm—the prisoner's salary was, I think, 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> With very few exceptions, the counterfoils are all in the prisoner's writing, or that of a previous clerk—some are in ray writing, and some in one or two clerks in the office, but comparatively very few—no doubt the person who filled up the counterfoil would also fill up the body of the cheque—I have not the smallest hesitation in saying that the body of the forged cheque is in the prisoner's writing—he came into our service on 27th June, and left on 22nd August—the signature to the cheque, I should say, having regard to the general character of the writing, might well have been written by the prisoner—I can't go further than that—to me it is not a good imitation—I have no doubt it would appear so to a stranger not familiar with my writing, but I never wrote so nervously and shakily—it is a good general imitation—it would deceive, probably—the whole manage
<lb/>ment of cash matters, as to bags, receipts, and payments, drawing cheques, and everything, was under the prisoner's control; therefore, whatever was thrown about the office, I should regard as carelessness—I don't know of bags lying about—I don't mean to say that I have not seen a bag on the drawers, or on the prisoner's table—I have, of course; in the ordinary course of his business, it would be so—we have ten, eleven, or twelve clerks in the office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-20" type="given" value="GEORGE HERBERT"/>GEORGE HERBERT BURNS</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Portland Place North, Clapham Road, and am clerk to Messrs. Merriman & Pike, and was so when the prisoner was there—I sat in the same room with him for the first few weeks—I had opportunities of seeing his handwriting—I believe the filling-up of this 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque to be in his writing—I saw him fill up the greater portion of these twelve cheques that have been produced—I was in the habit of sending to the bank for the pass-book—I think after 9th January I sent for it first about the 16th; it was the practice to send for it once a week—it was then I discovered that the firm was debited with this cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the same office with the prisoner three weeks in succession—I said before the Lord Mayor that I felt quite sure that the sig
<lb/>nature "Merriman & Pike" to this cheque, was in the prisoner's writing, and to the best of my belief, the body of it also—I expressed the strongest belief about the signature—I did not say it appeared to be a tracing—I said I believed it was not a copy of a cheque signature, but of a letter signature—I think the body and the signature were written by the same person—there are some words on some of these cheques which exactly correspond with the writing on the forged cheque—some words are more like the prisoner's writing than others.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-21" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Walker, who keeps the "Weaver's</p>
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<p>Arms," in Sun Street, Finsbury—on a Monday evening, about the 9th January last, between 6 and 7 o'clock, the prisoner came there in a cab—he came to the front of the bar with the cabman, and they had some refresh
<lb/>ment—he told the cabman that he should not require him any more, and the cabman went outside—after that the prisoner produced a bag of gold—I asked him what he was doing with that bag of gold—he said he had been receiving some money for his employer, and was too late to take it to the bank—I told him he had better leave it with me, and call for it in the morning, when he went to business—he said it was quite right—he gave me ten sovereigns out of the bag, and put the bag in his pocket—I again asked him to let me take charge of it for him—he then took out three sovereigns and gave me, and then he gave me the bag—I took it into the bar-parlour, opened it, and saw that it contained sovereigns—it was a bag of this colour, and had the word "Bank" on it—I asked him to let me have the bag, because he was the worse for drink, and I thought he had no busi
<lb/>ness with it—I took charge of it, and he left—in about half or three quar
<lb/>ter's of an hour he returned, with his wife, and said he had brought his wife, and would I give the bag of gold up to her, which I did, and the thirteen loose sovereigns also—I did not count it, but I should judge there was about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the bag.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure this was on a Monday evening—the prisoner lived at the back of our place—I knew him, he had been a customer of ours.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-22" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOND</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver, in Gray's Inn Road—in the beginning of January, I remember the prisoner engaging ray cab—I can't speak posi
<lb/>tively to the day, but I buried my wife on the 12th, and it was two or three days before that—it was either a Monday or Tuesday—he hired me in Moor
<lb/>gate Street—I drove him to the New Kent Road, and from there to the Old Kent Road, to a baker's shop—he got out there, and when he came back he said he had left 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with a man in the shop, who came out with him, and had something to drink; as I understood, it was to mind for him—I then drove him to a baker's shop, in Kent Street, Borough—he went in there, and put some money on the counter, which the baker took up—it appeared to me to be gold—it was yellow coin—he counted off the counter ten different times—whether he was counting one or two at a time I can't say—I then drove him to a public-house in High Street, Borough; the "White Horse," I think it was—he went in there, and asked me if I would have something to drink—I said "No"—he went to several public-houses, and ultimately I left him at the "Swan," in Coleman Street, City, between 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon—I had taken him up soon after 10 o'clock in the morning—he was with me all that time—he was in one public-house in St. Mary Axe about an hour and three-quarters—when I left him he was very much the worse for liquor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't recollect the name of the baker in Kent Street, where he put down the money—I afterwards saw him before the Magistrate—I think I have not seen him here to-day—it was yellow coin that was paid—I was on the cab—I did not go into the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES HOLLICK"/>JAMES HOLLICK DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I keep the "Swan Tavern," Coleman Street—I have known the prisoner about three years—on Tuesday, 10th January, between 2 and 3 o'clock, he came into my house—he was intoxicated, and was refused to be served—my barmaid told me, in his presence, that he was throwing his money about—I went to him, and said "Tier, don't be foolish; where have you got this money from; you had better give it to</p>
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<p>me to take care of for you"—he put some gold on the counter, about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I advised him to come into the bar-parlour, which he did—he then pulled a bag out of his pocket, and threw it on the table—I called a gentleman in to see me count it, and there was ninety sovereigns, and one half-sovereign—it was in a bag like this, with "London Joint Stock Bank" on it—the prisoner told me first it was his brother's money, and afterwards he said it was commission on runts—I knew he was in the service of Mr. Lindo, and when the prisoner had gone, I sent for Mr. Daw, Mr. Lindo's chief clerk—next morning the prisoner came for the money—I said "I can't give it up, because Mr. Lindo says I am not to give it to you"—he came again for it on the 12th—I said "I shall not give it up to you unless you go with me to Mr. Lindo; which he did—after I had seen Mr. Lindo I gave the bag to Mr. Daw, in the prisoner's presence—Mr. Daw counted the money out, and handed it over to the prisoner, and gave me this receipt for it, which the prisoner signed and Mr. Daw witnessed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner on and off for three years, using my house constantly—I knew that at that time his family had got small-pox in the house very badly—I have seen his handwriting several times—this cheque is not like his ordinary handwriting—I saw him sign this receipt—that is his ordinary writing—he was sober at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I should think the body of these other cheques was all in his ordinary writing, except this one for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have seen him write several times, on my counter—I have seen him make mems and different things—I have had one business transaction with him—I once had a cheque returned dishonoured, and he got the money for me—he has also written in my bar-parlour—he took an inventory of my things for me—my opinion is that the filling up of this cheque is not the prisoner's writing—I could not swear to the signature, I merely mean the body.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-24" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM DAW</persName> </hi>. I am managing-clerk to Mr. Lindo, a solicitor, of King's Arms Yard—the prisoner was in his employment for some time; he was there before me—he left about 15th January; I wrote out his discharge at Mr. Lindo's request—I was sent for by Mr. Davis, of the "Swan," I think on 10th January—the prisoner had not then received his discharge, but he had absented himself for ten days or a fortnight—about the 12th Mr. Pavis came to the office with the prisoner, and handed me a bag of money—it was a bag of this description; I counted it, and there was 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—the prisoner then handed me 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which he was deficient of in office money and likewise, he lent me 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., stating that he had received some money from his brother, and would I accept a loan of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if I re
<lb/>quired it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Lindo is not here—I know that he had requested the prisoner to keep away on account of the small-pox—there was some
<lb/>thing like 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. due to him, and that I handed to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, I believe—he had been absent a week before this, and when he returned he said one of his children had small-pox, and Mr. Lindo told him on no account to come to the office; that was about a week before Mr. Davis came—he afterwards informed Mr. Lindo that the child was better, and he was asked to come back, but he did not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had he been applied to for the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I am aware of—he was not under notice to leave at that time—he was cashier, and would have to make up the cash.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-25" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GOOSE</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, and live at 7, Wells Street, Stratford—I know a man named Henry Boucher; he was a baker in the Old Kent Road—I do not know what has become of him—in the beginning of February, between the 1st and 11th, Boucher lent me 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold—I was then em
<lb/>ployed at Mr. Roberts', in the Old Kent Road—on 16th February, Boucher came to me, and in consequence of what he said, on the 17th I went to a public-house in Mercer Street, Long Acre, and saw the prisoner—I knew him as Mr. Lacey—I asked for Mr. Lacey; Boucher told me to do so—that was the first time I had seen him—I told him that Mr. Boucher had come down to me for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I could not meet his demand—he said Mr. Boucher had no business to lend the money without his consent, and he would make him pay it before 4 o'clock—I had given Boucher an I O U for the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I borrowed the money from Boucher—he is not here, I don't know where he is—I have tried to find him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-26" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCKENZIE</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Aldenham Street, St. Pancras—I am a reader for the press—I have known the prisoner about three years—I remember his coming to me about the beginning of February—I don't remember the day—he told me he was in a little money difficulty, which he expected to get over in a day or two; that he was going away from home, and it was rather expensive, and I told him he might come and live with me for two or three days if he liked—I think he came on the Wednesday evening, and he stayed till the Monday following—he then left, by getting over the garden wall at the back—his son came to see him and said there was some one suspicious outside—I thought it might be a sheriff's officer—and it was after that he got over the wall.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-27" type="surname" value="OUTRAM"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-27" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT OUTRAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman.</hi>) In the middle of January I received information with regard to the prisoner—I think it was about the 18th—I found out that he was living at 8, Finsbury Avenue—I and another officer in plain clothes watched that house from January till 18th February, but was not able to find the prisoner till that evening, when I saw him in the "Prince of Wales" beer-shop, in South Street, Finsbury—I told him I was a police-officer and should take him into custody for forcing and uttering a cheque for 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the London Joint-Stock Bank—I said "You will have to go with me to the Bow Lane police-station"—he said "No, it is not good enough "—I said "You will have to go, and you had better go quietly "—on the way he said "I know all about it, it is that money affair; you think it is me because I had some money and have been away from home, but I have had a 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. contract; the money I had my brother lent me, and he was up the other day to know if I wanted any more "—after getting to Bow Lane Station he said he wished to speak to me privately—the other officers left the room, and he then said "If you will let me speak to my old woman, I can put twenty-five sovereigns in your fist in five minutes, to let me slip out of this; I will bolt on the Continent and you can still be looking after me; will you do it?"—I said "Certainly not "—he said he would give it me in twenty-five sovereigns, and if I did not like to take it, he would have it left anywhere I liked—the next day, Sunday, he called me to the cell and said "I hope you are not going to say anything about the offer I made you Lost night"—I went and searched his house in Fine
<lb/>bury Avenue—his wife was living there, and four or five children—I found these two letters, and the agreement that I have produced, in a drawer among other papers—they are signed by Merriman and Pike, and addressed to the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This conversation about the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was after I had told him he was charged with forgery, while waiting in the reserve room—he was not drunk—he had been drinking, but was certainly not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He walked part of the way to the station—and as soon as I could get a cab I put him into it.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-28" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CHABOT</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury—I am a lithographer—I have made handwriting my study for a great many years—I have looked at the cheque for 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and also at the other cheques and documents produced, and I have no doubt whatever that the filling up of that cheque is in the same handwriting as the filling up of the other cheques; and also in the same handwriting as this account—I rather think that the signature to the cheque is an imitation of the signature to one of the letters written to the prisoner by Mr. Pike—it bears more resemblance to the signature to those letters than to the signature to the cheques—the lower part of the figures "3" and "5" in the amount 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the forged cheque are terminated in a very peculiar manner—they are formed very deliberately, and terminate in dots—both of those figures occur in the cheque of 26th July, 1870, for 53
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and they are terminated pre
<lb/>cisely in the same manner—the figure "5" occurs also in the cheque of 27th July, 1870, and the termination of that figure corresponds—the figure "3" also occurs in the cheques of 30th July, and 3rd August, and that corresponds with the "3" in the forged cheque—and not only are the figures terminated in that peculiar manner, but some of the letters also—the capitals "S" and "T" in the forged cheque are both terminated in the same manner as the figures, after the same plan—there is a peculiarity of the writer to dwell upon those terminations—although he writes rather a free hand, yet those particular terminations seem to be slowly done, even to forming a dot at the end—in the cheque of 28th July, 1870, the capital "T" in the word "Two" is terminated very nearly in the same way—and also the "T" in "Ten" in the cheque of 5th August—the "d" in "pounds," in the forged cheque is terminated in rather a peculiar manner, the tail being thrown close over the other letter; the "d's" lie down on the other letters which precede them—that is a common way of making the letter "d"—still there is something peculiar in the closeness in which the tail lies over the line of writing—it is in the word "hundred"—I should say I made a mistake—the same peculiarity occurs in the word "referred" in the letter of 15th August—the "T" in "Tier" terminates in the manner I have pointed out—the abbreviation for the word "and" occurs I think eleven times in the various documents written by the prisoner, and in every instance, without exception, it is joined to the word which follows it, as in the forged cheque—in the dating to the forged cheque there is no stop after the name of the months, or after the figures of the year; no punctuation; and there is no punctuation to any one of the cheques—that is an unim
<lb/>portant point, but it is one among a number—the letters "oun" in the word "pounds" are very characteristic, finishing with a dot before it so connected with the next letter—and in every one of the cheques the "i" is formed in the same way—the word "fifteen," in one of these cheques, and in the 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque, perfectly agrees—I speak without any doubt what
<lb/>ever on the subject.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have spent some time over these documents—I should be very sorry to form an opinion involving a man's character without—it took me some time to arrive at a conclusion, undoubtedly—it took me very</p>
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<p>I little time to arrive at the conclusion, but I kept on, to be assured that I was well warranted in giving evidence—I would not give evidence without a very careful examination—there are other experts besides me—Mr. Netherclift is one—he and I have differed; in the celebrated Ryves case I our opinions were diametrically opposite upon a number of documents—I was not examined in that case; it so happened that the case broke down before it came to my evidence—Mr. Netherclift is a gentleman of some eminence as an expert—one of us must undoubtedly have been mistaken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The Jury in that case thought Mr. Netherclift was mis
<lb/>taken—his evidence broke down, and it was not necessary to call me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-29" type="surname" value="WHATHKRHOGG"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-29" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WHATHKRHOGG</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant, my office is at 15, King I Street, Cheapside—I have known the prisoner about four years—I have I frequently seen him write, and know his handwriting well—I was clerk in the same office with him two and a half years, at Mr. L. H. Evans', an I accountant, in Goleman Street—the signature to this 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque is most decidedly not the prisoner's writing—I had a desk in the same room with him, and during two and a half years I was perpetually having his writing before my eyes—looking at it again, I should say, as I said before, most decidedly it is not his handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say when I heard of the prisoner being in custody—I heard that he was in custody at the Mansion House—I went there—I was not examined as a witness—Mr. Beard appeared for him, I believe—he did not see me there—I never passed a word with Mr. Beard—I went there as a stranger—I did not see this cheque before I got into the box—I beg your pardon, I did; that gentleman (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Beard's clerk</hi>) had it in his hand at the Mansion House, and I simply looked at it, just a glance, not enough to enable me to judge about it—I judge of it from my ex
<lb/>perience of his handwriting—I have had more experience of it, I imagine, than any witness that has been here this morning—I was of the same opinion then as I am now, although I never had it in my hand—it is not a bit like his writing—I can't see it—if it is his writing, he is a very expert hand at disguising it—it is twelve months since we were together in the same office—I left in June, and went into business for myself—I see a cheque here of 30th June, 1870, with the word "fifteen" on it—I don't see the slightest similarity in the two cheques; the man who wrote the one could not have written the other—I am simply giving my opinion to the best of my knowledge and belief, having had great experience in his writing—the formation of this "f" in the "fifteen" in this cheque I could swear to amongst a hundred thousand—in my judgment the two "fifteens" are not a bit alike, it is a different style—the "oun" in "pounds" is such as I should make myself—I don't see anything particular in it, the angular point of the "n" is something that ninety-nine persons out of a hundred would make—the general construction of the letters is not alike—I left Mr. Evans to go into business last Christmas—I have not been on intimate terms with the prisoner since that, I have never seen him—I considered that he had treated me in a very unbusiness like manner, and I was not friendly with him—I have seen him about the streets—I have not seen him actually with a pen in his hand for the last twelve months—he has a brother, he came to Mr. Evans' office once—I should not know him—I believe his family are residing in Ireland.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-30" type="surname" value="BUFFIN"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-30" type="given" value="FREDERICK FOOTER"/>FREDERICK FOOTER BUFFIN</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant, at 15, Coleman Street</p>
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<p>—I have known the prisoner three or four years—he was in my service at one time for about two years, or two and a half—I have seen him write many times, and know his handwriting perfectly well—this 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque seems to me thoroughly unlike anything I have ever seen of his—this is the first time I have seen it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. I</hi> had not the slightest idea what I was subpoenaed here for—I really knew nothing of the case—I asked the solicitor this morning why I was subpoenaed, and he told me it was a question of handwriting, or something to that effect—I did not ask to look at the document—this is the first time I have seen it, except having seen it handed about here in Court—the prisoner entered my service, I think, in the middle of 1867, as clerk, and left about twelve or fifteen months ago—I think his salary was about two guineas a week—I have seen his wife at the office—I don't know that he has several children—I last saw him write about twelve or fifteen months ago, but his writing is continually before me, in papers that are lying on the desk—I do not see the slightest similarity to his writing in the filling up of this cheque; there is certainly a slight similarity in the word "fifteen" on this cheque, and in the same word on one of these other cheques, but I don't see that that is anything—I don't see that the word "pounds" in the two cheques resemble each other—I don't say not in the slightest; my own writing is something like this—the writing in these other cheques I can identify—I don't see very much similarity in the word "pounds," in these cheques, and in the 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque—I don't see any similarity.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was in a position of trust with me—I always found him trustworthy—I was a partner with Mr. Evans, and they were both in my office at the same time.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-31" type="surname" value="HAMMOND"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-31" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am a manufacturer, and curry on business in London Wall—I have known the prisoner about two years, and have fre
<lb/>quently seen his handwriting—I do not see any similarity to his writing in the body of this 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque, or in the signature—I do not believe it to be his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I last saw him write towards the latter part of last year, at my warehouse—he came to see me on a little matter of busi
<lb/>ness—I can hardly till you what it was he wrote then; it was some private matter—I am a manufacturer of crape goods; it was perhaps twelve months before that that I saw him write at Mr. Buffin's office, but I have had com
<lb/>munication from him—I never saw this cheque before it was put into my hands to-day—I was asked to come and give evidence as to his handwriting, if I knew it, and I said certainly I would—I have not been subpoenaed—I was not before the Magistrate—I did not ask to see the document in order that I might examine it before coming into the witness-box—I did not think it worth while looking at the writing on the other cheques—I should be more confirmed than ever that they were not in the same handwriting—I don't think there is any similarity between them—I do not see any simila
<lb/>rity in the words "fifteen" and "pounds"—I don't believe that the person who wrote the body of those cheques wrote the 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-32" type="surname" value="COLEGROVE"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-32" type="given" value="PHILIP BREAKSPKARE"/>PHILIP BREAKSPKARE COLEGROVE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, at present out of em
<lb/>ployment—I was in the same employ with him for about two years and a half, at Mr. Evans'—I know his handwriting—this cheque for 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is most certainly not his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is not at all like it—I never saw this cheque till this minute—it is so unlike how that I could speak to it in a minute—I was sub
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<p>on Friday to come here to attest the prisoner's handwriting, to say whether I thought the writing on the cheque was his or not—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at three cheques handed to him</hi>)—in my judgment these are not written by the same person, they are all three different—if there is one that is written by the prisoner, I should say it was this one, it is much more like his writing than either of the other two—I should not like to swear to it—I should say it was not his—the other two I say are decidedly not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I received a letter from him about six weeks ago—looking again at this 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque I say it is certainly not the character of the prisoner's writing; that is my opinion with regard to the whole body of the cheque.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-33" type="surname" value="GREELEY"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD GREELEY</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor's clerk, in the employ of Messrs. Hensman & Nicholson—I have known the prisoner ever since he came into the employ of Messrs. Merriman & Pike—I am familiar with his handwriting—I cannot recognize his writing in this 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque—I could not swear that it was his—I should not like to say it was not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the employment of Merriman & Pike—it is like his writing in this way, that it is a mercantile hand, and his is a mer
<lb/>cantile hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710501-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-34" type="surname" value="WEATHERHOGG"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-34" type="given" value="PERCY TRAVERS"/>PERCY TRAVERS WEATHERHOGG</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk—I have known the prisoner about three and a half years, and am perfectly familiar with his writing—I believe this 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque not to be his writing, both the body and signature—I just saw it for a moment at the Mansion House, but not to look at it—looking at it again I am still of the same opinion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The last writing I saw of his was in a letter from New
<lb/>gate, which he wrote to my brother—I have not got it here—he left the office I was in at the end of last March—I have not seen him write since I visited him twice in Newgate; he did not tell me that he had not written the cheque—I merely went to see him as a friend—I did not talk about coming here as a witness; he asked me to come to the Mansion House for him to give evidence—I went there, but was not called—I believe the filling up of all these other cheques to be in his writing, but not the forged one—I don't see any similarity between them—I never saw him make a "P" like that.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-358-18710501 t18710501-358-punishment-1"/>of Forgery—Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710501-359-offence-1 t18710501-name-37"/>John Duffell</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-38" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-38" type="surname" value="COLE"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-38" type="given" value="THORNE"/>MR. THORNE COLE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Middleton.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-39" type="surname" value="DUFFELL"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-39" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DUFFELL</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 25, Belmer Street, Commer
<lb/>cial Road East—about 12.15, on Sunday morning, 26th March, I was in Osborne Street—four men came up to me, and amongst them the two prisoners—Middleton had hold of my shoulder, and stood at the side of me—I saw his ace distinctly—the public-house lamps were still alight—Mur
<lb/>phy took my watch out of my left waistcoat pocket—I had a steel chain, with a cent, piece on it—he took the lot from me—I saw Murphy distinctly, and picked him out of eight or nine men, at the corner of the street, a quarter of an hour afterwards—after they ran away I communicated with the police, and as we were going down to the station Murphy was standing at the corner of the street, with eight or nine others—I went and caught hold of him and said "This is the man"—the police came up and took him—I saw Middleton on the Friday following, at the corner of Mary Street, White
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<p>with three men—I followed them down the Whitechapel Road, and along Commercial Road, until I came to Sidney Street, where I saw a con
<lb/>stable—Middleton was about twenty or thirty yards ahead of me—I pointed him out to the policeman, and he took him into custody—they did not use any violence to me, they only held me behind—I am perfectly certain they are two of the men who were engaged in the affair.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not been into any public-house—I had been to a friend's house, and was going home—I left there at 11 o'clock, and this was about 12.10 or 12.15—there were four men—it was on the Sunday, and Middleton was not taken till the Friday.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-40" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-40" type="given" value="ELIJAH"/>ELIJAH HINK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 91). I met the prosecutor in Osborne Street, Whitechapel, and he made a communication to me—we went towards the station, and on the way he pointed out the prisoner Murphy, and accused him of stealing his watch—I told him to go and make sure he was the man, and we would see he did not get away—he went over, and the man was taken into custody—I told him the charge—he said he knew nothing about it—I found nothing on him.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-41" type="surname" value="EBBERTHWAITE"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-41" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EBBERTHWAITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 225). On Monday evening, 31st March, the prosecutor pointed out Middleton to me, in Sidney Street, Com
<lb/>mercial Road, and I took him into custody—the prosecutor said to Middleton "You, in company of three men, robbed me of my watch and chain, at the corner of Mary Street, Whitechapel," and he said "I am quite innocent of it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am no relation to the prisoner—I have known him for a few months since he lived in the house—I did not go before the Police Magistrate—I was only confined a fortnight before—I was in and out of the room several times that evening, with the prisoner's wife, who was near her confinement, and I was attending to her because she had been kind to me—I live at 47, New Nicholl Street, that is about three-quarters of a mile, or a mile, from Osborne Street—it was past 1 o'clock when I went to bed—I have a watch in the house—I never spoke to them till his wife came and did a little for me when I was confined—I had only been up two or three days, and I went in to look after her—the prisoner was in bed the whole of the time, up to past 12 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Murphy's Defence.</hi> I am innocent; I was standing there, and saw them come over the road, and if I was guilty I should have run away, but being innocent I stopped, as anyone else would.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> And
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1871.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling, which I put in the front of the till by itself, but there was other silver at the back—my mother said something—I showed her the shilling, and gave it to my father, who marked it in my presence at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My mother spoke to me about two minutes after I sold the oranges—no one had been in since the prisoner, but one person was in the shop, who paid my mother—I went out with my father, nobody else came in before that—my mother also puts money in front of the till, but the person had not paid her then—the prisoner took the good shilling out of a purse.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know where she took it from, as I kept near the door—there were a quantity of people there, and my back was turned to her—he said that he was not aware he had a bad shilling about him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was not there when I found it was bad—they had him in custody then—it was a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes afterwards—I do not keep a till, I have a large pocket; I had shillings there, but I put the prisoner's shilling into my private purse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-61" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MEAD</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—I was in a little room behind the shop when the prisoner came in, and saw him put down a shilling—two or three minutes after he had gone I went into the shop—my wife showed me the shilling—I marked it, went to the station, and gave it to a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-62" type="given" value="ANNA MARIA"/>ANNA MARIA SHARP</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a greengrocer's shop in Old Brent-ford, about five minutes' walk from Mr. Mead's and Mr. Walton's—on Saturday night, 8th April, a little before 9 o'clock, I served the prisoner with two oranges, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I put it in the till with other money, and on Monday morning I found a bad shilling there, which I gave to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were several other shillings there—I take a large amount of money on Saturdays, more than any other night in the week.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-63" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BASTERFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, of New Brentford, ten minutes' walk from Mr. Walton's—on Saturday, 8th April, a little after 9 o'clock, I sold the prisoner two oranges for 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I gave him a sixpence, and was just passing the halfpence to him, when Mr. Walton came in, and said "You gave me "a bad shilling, or rather my daughter"—he said "I am very sorry, I will give you a good one;" and he did so—Mr. Walton was standing just inside the door—I put the shilling in my pocket, where I had at least 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of silver and four other shillings—I afterwards found five shillings there, one of which was bad—I gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know whether it was the shilling he gave me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-64" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MEERING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 328). I took the prisoner at Mrs. Baster-field's shop, and told him the charge—he said "I had rather give two good than one bad"—I found on him 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver, in a purse, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, in his trowsers pocket, and two oranges—there were fifteen sixpences, a shilling, a florin, and three three penny-pieces.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these shillings are all bad; those passed at Walton's and at Sharpe's are from the same mould, 1845.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS HENRY</hi> (33)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-67" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN BEARD</persName> </hi>. My brother keeps the King's Arms, 43, Parker Street, Drury Lane, and I assist him—on Saturday night, 15th April, between 9 and 10 o'clock, the prisoner came in with a man named Harrisson and a woman—they called for a half-pint of gin, which came to 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the prisoner gave me a bad florin—I gave it to my brother, who broke it with his teeth, and asked him how many more they had—he took one out of Harrisson's hand, and broke that also; it was bad—Harrisson said that he had received it from the prisoner in payment of a shilling he owed him—that was a different florin to the one tendered to me—they were given in charge—Harrisson paid for the gin with good money, and said "Perhaps</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-68" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES BEARD</persName> </hi>. I keep the King's Arms, Parker Street, Drury Lane—on 15th April, between 9 and 10 o'clock, the prisoner came in with Harrisson and a female—my sister, who was there, handed me a florin, which I broke with my teeth—I went round the bar, and asked the three how many more they had of that sort—Harrisson pulled some money out of his pocket, took a bad florin from it, and broke that in two—I directly heard something drop, and found a bad florin at the prisoner's feet—I gave him in charge—Harrisson said "I got the bad florin from him; I lent him a shilling during the week, and in the way of payment I gave another shilling, and received the florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How far was Harrisson from me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A foot, or not much more; the florin on the floor was touching your boot, between your feet—it was not on the outside of your left foot.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-69" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HARRISSON</persName> </hi>. I am a painter and glazier, of King Street, Camden Town—I had been working with the prisoner for some time for Mr. Coles, of Regent's Park, and had lent him a shilling on that Saturday, in Goodge Street—on Saturday, the 15th, we went to his landlady, and he said "Will you lend me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.?"—she said "Well, I don't know"—he said "I have always paid you"—she went out and gave him something, I didn't know what, and we went to a public-house opposite and had a half-pint of gin—he
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> down what I believe to be a bad florin—he also gave me a florin, and I gave him a shilling in exchange, as he owed me a shilling—his wife was with us—the landlord's sister picked up the florin the prisoner
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> down, and said that it was bad—I said "Well, he has given me one; perhaps that may be bad;" and he bit it through—I paid for the gin, and got the change—I and the prisoner and the female were all given in custody, and taken before a Magistrate, and I and the female were discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you detect that the florin was bad when I gave it to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had one other florin in my possession—I did not change a sovereign or half-sovereign in your company, on that Saturday—Mr. Cole gave me 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I called for the gin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-70" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CREESY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 18). Harrisson and a female, and the prisoner, were given into my custody—Harrisson said "I am innocent; I have been made a dupe of by the other"—the other said nothing—I found on the prisoner a florin, two shillings, two sixpences, and some coppers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three florins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I received 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Coles, for whom Harrisson and I worked as painters. I met Harrisson by appointment. I had borrowed a shilling of him, and paid him with a florin, which I had received from my master. The coin picked up must have rolled against my feet The coin which was tendered I must have received; I did not utter it with guilty knowledge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction of felony, in August</hi> 1867,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad florin—I broke it with my teeth, and showed it to Brydon, a detective, who was in the bar—I asked the prisoner where she lived—she said "On the other side of the Commercial Road"—I said "It is very strange for you to come down here for a half-quartern of gin; do you know this is a bad florin?"—she said "No"—I said "It is," and laid it on the counter—she took it, and gave me a good half-crown—Brydon followed her—I saw her the same night at the station, but did not prosecute her, as no other bad coin was found on her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer K</hi>). On 16th December, I was at Mr. Prike's house, and saw the prisoner there—she paid him a bad florin for some gin—he showed it to me, and she paid with a good half-crown, and took the florin back—I followed her through several streets, to the Green I Dragon, Stepney, where she called for gin, and tendered another florin—I asked the landlord, in her presence, to look at it; he did so, and found it I was good—I asked her for the bad one, and took it from her hand—I took her to the station—she said that she had some money given her by her husband—I fetched Mr. Prike, who refused to press the charge—I kept the florin some time, and afterwards destroyed it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of jalap, and handed me a half-crown, done up in paper—I gave her the change, and she left—I laid the half-crown on the side-board, by itself, and it remained there till Mr. Williams, the assistant, came home, who said that it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> My girl says that you went out of the shop to get change for it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I took the change from the till.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-76" type="given" value="DAVID JOHN"/>DAVID JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Dr. Cringle—on 30th March, Ash gave me a bad half-crown—I gave it to the constable—on 28th March I served the girl, Sarah Elizabeth Clark, with 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of sulphur—she gave me a half-crown, done up in paper—I found it was bad, and broke it—she began to cry—I asked who gave it to her—she said her mother—I asked her if she remembered coming there a fortnight before, for some jalap, with another half-crown—she said "Yes" and that her mother gave it to her, wrapped in paper, with instructions not to open it till she went to the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-77" type="given" value="SARAH ELIZABETH"/>SARAH ELIZABETH CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am nine years old—my mother (
<hi rend="italic">the pri
<lb/>soner</hi>) gave me a half-crown, and I went to Dr. Cringle's shop—when I went the second time my mother gave me a half-crown, wrapped up in a piece of paper, to buy 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of milk of sulphur—she said "Don't you look at it till you get to the shop"—the little boy said "Stop there," and he went and got change, and gave it to me—I heard the little bay say that he did not go out—nobody has told me to say that he did.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 51). On the morning of 28th March the last witness was given into my charge—I took her to the station, and received these two half-crowns (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Williams—I went to Eastnor Street, and took the prisoner—I asked her if she had a daughter named Sarah Elizabeth—she said "Yes "—I said "Where did you send her to?"—she said "To the doctor, for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of milk of sulphur"—I said "She went there some time ago for jalap?"—she said "No, not for two months; at that time Dr. Cringle attended my baby, and it died "—I asked</p>
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<p>her if she was aware that the money she gave her daughter was bad—she said "No; my husband changed a sovereign on Saturday night"—then she said, No, she thought he changed it—her husband then came in, and said that he changed it at the Grapes—she then said "I changed a half-sovereign; I cannot say where."</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "The half-crown I sent with my girl in February, he went out and changed it. I was sure it was good. I took it at a pawnbroker's."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am quite innocent of it being bad. The other half-crown I am certain was good. I obtained it from the pawnbroker in the morning.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PENSION</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 133, Cromer Street—on 6th March I saw the prisoner in my shop—my boy served him with a half-pound of beef sausages, which came to 2 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—my wife took the half-crown, and said "I don't think it is a good one "—I tried it with my teeth, and found it was bad—I had never lost sight of it—as I had thrown two half-crowns into the fire previously, I said to the prisoner, "I have had enough of these," and gave him in charge with the half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 112). On 6th March I was fetched to Mr. Pension's shop, and received the half-crown—the prisoner said he did not know it was bad; he took it at the London Docks, where he had been working—I found nothing on him—he was remanded to the 13th, and then discharged—he gave his name, Charles Wright.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-83" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DAWSON</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Cranbourne Tavern, St. Martin's Lane—on 31st March, about 8.30, I served the prisoner with a glass of
<hi rend="italic">cooler</hi>, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a bad shilling, and I gave him in charge—I had seen him there that afternoon, between 3 and 4 o'clock, in a different suit of clothes, when he gave me a shilling, and shortly afterwards a bad shilling was taken out of the till—there were other shillings there—I gave it to Mr. Silcock, who gave it to the constable, who broke it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was only in the shop once that day.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure you are the same person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-84" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BULL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 130). The prisoner was given into my charge—he said that the shilling was given him by his master, at 199, Blackfriars Road—I inquired there, but could not find his master—I received this other shilling from Mr. Silcock—I found a halfpenny and a purse on the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-85" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DAWSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). My master has mislaid the other shilling—I, marked it—this is the shilling I received in the evening; it is broken—the other was not broken, so that I cannot make a mistake.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown and shilling are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am very sorry. I hope you will make it as light as you can. I had no work, and got mixed up with bad money.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am Chief Inspector of the Detective Department—on the 25th January, about 1 o'clock in the afternoon, I went to 36, Bedfordbury, where a man named Pearce resided—he occupied two rooms on the first-floor—I saw Pearce, and after having some conversation with him I went into his room—I found the prisoner there, sitting at the table with a dirty white handkerchief in front of him, containing a quantity of chains, some of which I produce—he had hold of a chain, and at his side was this bottle of aqua fortis—he had the stopper in his right hand and was testing the chain as I went in—I said to him "Joe, I did not expect to find you here "—he said "Somebody has done this for me "—I told him to stand on one side, in a corner, and I then asked Pearce to account for this property—he said "Joe brought it here "—the prisoner said nothing to that—it was property which was afterwards inentified by Mr. Zucher—I searched the room and found a green baize bag full of cigars, and by the side of it was a carpet bag containing several cigar tubes and pipes—I asked Pearce to account for the possession of those—he said "Joe brought them "—the prisoner said nothing to that—the house is let out in tene
<lb/>ments—the ground-floor is occupied as a greengrocer's, the back is a machinist's shop, which trade Pearce carried on—on searching further I found a large meerschaum pipe, twelve compasses, and a great variety of things—I sent for a constable, who took the prisoner away, and about ten minutes afterwards I heard that he had escaped—he was not apprehended till a fortnight ago—I then went to Bow Street and told him the charge—he said "Somebody has got this up for me, and very well"—he never gave any explanation where he got the articles from—I had seen the prisoner go into Pearce's house on the Monday, and also on the Tuesday previous to my going there—he had not anything with him that I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner does not lire there—he lives some quarter of a mile from there—I did not ask him whether he knew anything about the things—I addressed my conversation principally to Pearce—I did not ask the prisoner whether they belonged to him, nor did he say "Certainly not"—Pearce said that the bottle of aqua fortis which the prisoner was using was used by him, Pearce, in his business.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-90" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON ZUCHER</persName> </hi>. I am a watch maker and jeweller at 26, King Street, Camden Town—I left my house en the morning of tip 27th January, per
<lb/>fectly safe—I returned about 11.20 at night—I found the street door open, and also the window, and a quantity of goods abstracted from it, watches, rings, and chains—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are a part of them—they are all mine—I can identify every one of these as having been safe in my house when I left it that morning—the goods stolen amounted to between 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 231). The prisoner was given into my custody on the 25th January, by Inspector Palmer—as I was taking him to Bow Street Station he gave a sudden jerk and made his escape at the bottom of James Street, Covent Garden—I made an effort to recapture him, but did not succeed.</p>
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<lb/>ary last "—he said "That is what I expected; I should like to know who sent you here"—I said "No one, I believe I saw you on Saturday night in the Crescent, and I thought this was the house you came to, and from inquiries I made I found you were living here"—I took him to the Bow Street Station, where he was identified by Palmer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-96" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WREN</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, of 44, Queen Street, Brompton—on 18th April, at 1.30 in the morning, I was making my way home from the Royal Avenue, Chelsea; nearly opposite Keppel Street, I was attacked by three persons—they seized me by the throat, and threw me down, and rifled my right trowsers pocket, and took my watch and chain from my left hand waistcoat pocket—my coat was buttoned—they tore one button off in getting the coat open—I was very much hurt in my throat—I felt it for a week afterwards—I am better now, but my left thumb is still very bad—I lost three keys, a pocket knife, and about 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money—the prisoners are the two that were taken off of me—Ireland was taken off me, and the other ran away—I had not seen them before I was knocked down, they attacked me so suddenly—I halloaed out as soon as I could release their arms from my neck—a policeman came up directly—my forehead was injured—I had the skin knocked off—there is a slight soar now—that was in consequence of striking the ground—I could not tell who it was that knocked me down, but Ireland was on the top of me—I was a little the worse for drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ireland.</hi> I had been along with him all the afternoon, drinking, at the Witherby's Arms, and he asked me to get a cab to go home with him?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It is not so—I was not so drunk but I knew what I was about—I had not left him till 9 o'clock—I don't know exactly what I had been about since then—I had left my work at 8 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-97" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID CONNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 366). About 1.30 on this night I heard cries of "Murder!" and "Police!" as I was at the bottom of Royal Avenue Terrace—I ran through a short square, and saw the prosecutor on the ground, and Ireland apparently rising from the top of him, and Whiting, when I got close to him—he jumped to his feet, and ran in an easterly direction—there was another man also who ran away in an opposite direc
<lb/>tion, and escaped—I secured Ireland, and handed him over to a constable—I pursued the third man for a considerable distance, but lost sight of him, and I then returned to see that the other two did not escape—I produce a watch and chain, which was picked up by Stagg, in my presence, 5 yards or 6 yards from where the prosecutor lay, and in the same line, that Whiting ran—the prosecutor was the worse for liquor—he was able to walk</p>
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<p>to the station, put on his glasses, and sign the charge-sheet—on the way to the station Ireland said that he was along with the prosecutor, and was throws down by the other two, and that he was innocent—when the charge was preferred against him at the station, he said he had been in some house in Cremorne, drinking along with the prosecutor, and he was seeing him home—the prosecutor denied it, and said he had no recollection of ever seeing the man in his life before—Ireland was perfectly sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-98" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN STAFF</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 379). I heard a scuffle, and cries of "Murder!" and "Police!" on this night, in St. Leonard's Terrace—I ran up the centre of the road, and seeing Whiting running away I caught him in my arms, and ran him back to where the prosecutor was on the ground—I took charge of Ireland—the prosecutor got up, and said "I have lost my watch, chain, and money"—Connell pursued a third man, who escaped—he then came back—I heard something drop, and I asked Connell to turn his lamp on, which he did—we could not find anything there, but on going towards the station I found this watch and chain lying on the footway, 'near where I caught Whiting—Ireland then said it was Whiting who took the watch and chain, and it was him that dropped it—Whiting made no answer to that—I picked up a button, and a piece of watch
<lb/>glass also—Ireland said that he had been drinking with the prosecutor in the "Latimer" Arms, Chelsea—the prosecutor said "I know nothing about you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ireland's Defence.</hi> I was with the man all the night, drinking; he asked me to see him home, or I should not have been in his company, I am quite innocent of the job altogether, and know nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Whiting's Defence.</hi> I was not in this lad's company; I did not know him; I had not seen him all the night; I was going to my lodging; I heard a cry, and ran away because I did not want to have anything to do with it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-102" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 7, Gray's Inn Square—I have for the last four or five years been professionally engaged by Mr. J. Lisle, of Bonithron, in Cornwall—the defendant's father was a tenant of Mr. Lisle's—after his father's death the defendant became tenant from year to year—towards the end of 1869 sundry claims were preferred by him against Mr. Lisle and his three daughters—they were referred to me, as Mr. Lisle's solicitor, to settle—I corresponded with the defendant upon them—he was professionally represented by the London agent of his attorney in Cornwall—his wife is a dressmaker—there were claims for Dressmaking—those claims were settled by me, and I have the receipts, and, if necessary, can produce them—the defendant was in possession of the premises for a year and a half—he subsequently signed an agreement to give up possession of the premises, and a receipt in full of all demands upon the family of Mr. Lisle, and at that time I paid him 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he was on that occasion represented by the London agent of Messrs. Hill, of Helston, and the agreement was witnessed by Mr. Spencer, the managing clerk—I subsequently sent a letter to the defendant, requesting him to give up possession according to this agreement—I received this letter (
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<hi rend="italic">alleged libel, which, was a gross aspersion of the character of Miss Emily Ann Lisle, and an insinuation of an improper intimacy between her and himself</hi>)—I wrote a letter in answer, and afterwards saw Miss Lisle, and told her, in general terms, the contents of the letter, after I had heard there were reports in Cornwall, not before; I showed her the letter—in consequence of what I learnt in Cornwall, I came back to London, and applied at the Clerkenwell Police Court for a warrant—I did not take any unfair advan
<lb/>tage of the prisoner; he expressed his satisfaction at what I had done—he did not act in any way under coercion, his own solicitor would prevent that—Miss Lisle has been on intimate terms with me and my family, and continues to be so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When did you first know me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should think five years ago—I heard a very indifferent character of you at that time—Miss Lisle did not give at all a favourable one of you—she did not tell me what you had done for her—she did not tell me you had saved her from the union—she said you had bought the furniture for them, nothing else—they were living at Bonithron when I first knew you—they were not shut up in prison—the doors were not locked—there was not an execution against Miss Lisle—the doors were not shut for twelvemonths or two year, to my knowledge—I did not go down and pay off the execution—I did not take Miss Lisle to London—I paid you for the furniture, at 75, Guildford Street—Miss, Lisle was not living there with me; she was on a visit to Mrs. Taylor—I was living there with my wife and children, and Miss Lisle was on a visit with her father—she came up to London on account of an action—she stayed there, I think, about three months—she came up at my request—I think your demand was about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the furniture—I paid you what was settled between us—Miss Lisle received several letters from home while she was in London—she did not receive a letter to come home because there were reports that she was in the family-way, and had been confined in London—she was visiting my wife and daughters—she was also lodging with her father, in Norfolk Street—I never went there to see her but once—I think I paid you about 3001. for the furniture, I am not quite sure; the matter was gone into—I had great difficulty in getting any account from you—I told you that the Lisles were in great distress—you were very urgent for me to pay you the money you had advanced for the furniture, and I did so—I paid you what I believed was due, and got you to sign an account—I think the next payment was made to your wife, when I was at Bonithron; that was for dressmaking—I forget how much it was—I think it was 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account—I did not wrong you out of 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I paid your wife all she asked for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have a letter here, which I received from the prisoner while he was in custody—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Clerkenwell Police Court Sir,—Will you kindly withdraw the case against me? If not for me, for the sake of my family, not one of whom know where I am. You know my circumstances, and I am willing to make any apology in my power."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you remember the quarrel we had about the money in the smoking-room, when I told you I had fed and clothed Emily Lisle for years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think I told you to get out of the house—I did not believe you—the next time we settled accounts was when you came to London, and told me you were going to make a composition with your creditors—you had not the least trouble in getting me to settle, but I could not make out your accounts—you did not say you were obliged to make a composition on account of Mr. Lisle—I</p>
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<p>paid you 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. then—I settled all the accounts that you and your wife had against the Lisles—here is your receipt, in full of all demands—I had such difficulty in getting the accounts, that at last I refused to have any inter
<lb/>view with you, and referred you to my managing clerk; an investigation was made between him and your solicitor, the amount was adjusted at 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and you signed it—I recollect giving you a letter, on behalf of Mr. Lisle, to the Lands Improvement Company, in Parliament Street, relating to 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said Mr. Lisle would have no objection to your receiving it out of that money; that had nothing to do with the claim against Mr. Lisle; you had done some work on the estate upon which the Lands Improvement Company were to make an advance, and you were to be paid out of that by the Com
<lb/>missioners—the receipt in full of all demands was not made with a view to get rid of that claim—I never intended it, nor would it affect your claim against the Company—I did not tell you that Mr. Lisle was not worth a shilling—I told you that all the money I advanced had come from my pocket—you have been over-paid, rather than under
<lb/>paid—you expressed your satisfaction, and said this payment enabled you to pay the composition to your London creditors.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-103" type="given" value="EMILY ANN"/>EMILY ANN LISLE</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Mr. John Lisle, of Bonithron, Cornwall—I have read the letter produced, signed "W. J. Dale," imputing certain things to me; there is not one word of truth in those insinuations—there has not been the least familiarity between myself and the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you remember when the bailiffs were in your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, they were not—there was a sale—I did not come to you one Satur
<lb/>day evening, in a dog-cart, and ask you to go to Helston, for Mr. Hill; he came, but not by your fetching him—I know nothing of any business trans
<lb/>actions between you and my brother—I don't know that you offered to allow 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which he owed you, to stand over for twelve months, to pay off an execution—you bought things at the sale, but not at my request—I did not pay you for them—I was not able to do so—you did not tell me that there was an execution against my body—the doors were not closed for twelve months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a long, unconnected statement, asserted that he had received very harsh, ungrateful treatment from the Lisle family. When called upon to plead, he had declined to justify, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that, not having taken that course, he could not now go into the truth of the libel</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>,
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<hi rend="italic">and to find two sureties in</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">to keep the peace for twelve months</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-106" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, Coleman Street—for some time past I have been carrying on business there, as a monetary agent, making advances on bills of sale—the prisoner was in my employ us clerk and appraiser—it was his duty, amongst other matters, to receive money on my behalf, and account to me for it—he was also in the habit of negociating advances on bills of sale for me—in March last, Mr. Muella was indebted to me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it was the prisoner's duty to collect that sum—this receipt is in his handwriting—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "March 18, 1871. Received of Mr. Muella, 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. instalment due 10th instant, G. Brown.")—at the back there is "March 10, 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; March 18, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that is the prisoner's writing—I am generally at the</p>
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<p>office every day—I never saw him after the 20th—I waited a day or two to see whether he would come to the office—I then made inquiries about him, and ultimately, on the 27th, I went to his residence, at Holloway, with a policeman, and we found him at a public-house, adjoining his house—he was in a state of intoxication—the policeman took him into custody, in the parlour—I was waiting outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> On 18th March, did not I advise you of having received the five guineas of Mr. Muella?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the counterfoil of the receipt—I did not, to my knowledge, have a letter from you that day, saying that you had received the five guineas, but should not pay it in that day, being such a small sum—there is an entry of the amount on the counterfoil of the receipt-book, and in the register, but it is entered as 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. instead of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have not the counterfoil of the receipt-book with me—that it a book that I have access to—it is entered in the diary also as 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have not looked at the ledger—it is not here—you did not tell me at the station-house that you could account for it—I said I would have nothing to say to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-107" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY CRONIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 62). I took the prisoner in custody on the 27th March—he was in a state of intoxication—I told him the charge against him was embezzling some money, the property of his master, Mr. Brown, of 20, Coleman Street, City—he said he could account for all the money he had received, with the exception of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I took him to the station, searched him, and found in his possession 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a silver watch and chain, a gold ring, some keys, some postage stamps, and sundry other little things.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that there was no case for the Jury, at it appeared that the prisoner had distinctly accounted for the non-payment of the turn in question, and had entered it in the books.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were other indictments against the prisoner, for which see Fourth Court, Wednesday.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</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="t18710501-name-110" type="surname" value="MEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-110" type="given" value="ANTHONY"/>ANTHONY MEAD</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Chichester Rents, Chancery Lane, and am a kiln man—on the 18th March I was in George Street, St. Giles'—at the corner of Church Street I received a blow across the temple with an iron bar—I looked at the prisoner and said "You villain, what did you do that for?"—and I no sooner said the words than I received a blow with a knife—the prisoner is the man—I swear to him—I had only the time I mentioned to look at him—the blow with the knife cut me through the lip—I lost my senses and was taken to the Gray's Inn Hospital—I attended there five days—I had 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my right hand trowsers pocket, and in the other pocket a tobacco-box, a knife, and pocket
<lb/>hankerchief—when I came to my senses I found I was in the hospital, and all my things gone—I saw the prisoner seven or eight days afterwards, at the bottom of George Street, with five others—I looked at him—he turned his back to the wall, and looked another way—I went across the road to a constable, and said "There is the man I want"—he said "You must be careful; it is a very serious charge"—I said I was positive he was the man, and I went and touched him on the shoulder, and said "I give this man in charge for assaulting me and cutting my forehead'—he said "You must be dreaming"—there were some other men with the prisoner at the time I was robbed—and one of the men</p>
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<p>who went away then, I believe was the man that was with him at the time—there was a lamp near where I was robbed—that is how I identify the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I work very late, occasionally—I had been working from Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock up to about 10.20 at night—I was very tired—I had had something to drink—I had never seen the prisoner before, to my knowledge—I was walking quietly along when I received a violent blow on my forehead, and immediately I was down I received the stab in the mouth; and then my senses left me—it was about 11 o'clock at night—I was taken home before being taken to the hospital—I was not kept in the hospital for five days—after my wound was dressed I was taken home, and I attended at the hospital for five days afterwards—I believe I men
<lb/>tioned at the hospital about being robbed, but I don't know what I did say—I have since heard that the prisoner is a costermonger, and works in the neighbourhood where this took place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-111" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PARKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 411). The prosecutor gave the prisoner into my custody for assaulting him and robbing him of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I told the prisoner the charge—he said "You must be dreaming"—I have seen the prisoner in that district.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was twelve days after the robbery—I know the prisoner to be a costermonger about that neighbourhood.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710501-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-112" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-112" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I was a police constable of the
<hi rend="italic">E</hi> division—on Sun
<lb/>day evening, 19th April, I saw the prosecutor between Chancery Lane and Great Turnstile—he was almost insensible from loss of blood, and was bleeding very much from a wound on the left temple—I took him to the hospital in a cab, and afterwards took him home—he fainted four times going home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say anything to me in the cab as to what had been done to him—at the hospital he said he went into a public-house, the "Blue Posts," in Tottenham Court Road, and that he was struck there because he refused to pay for a quartern of rum; by two prostitutes—I made a report of that fact—he did not say anything about having been robbed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He did not say that he was struck with anything—I noticed the Wound—it was a very severe one—it seemed like a bruise, and there was a hole right through his lip—he was not sensible at the time he made this statement—he was raving.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-113" type="given" value="ANTHONY"/>ANTHONY MEAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I had been to the "Blue Posts"—that is where we get all the beer for the men at the shop—I never treated any women there—I had been in there seven times during the day for beer for the men—I had not quarrelled there with anybody—I did not go in there after I left work—I have no recollection of anything. I said at the hospital.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUNKIN</persName> </hi>. I keep the "White Bear" public-house, in St. George's-in-the-East—on the night of 29th March, about 11.30, the prisoner came into my music room, which forms part of the public-house—he did not appear to be intoxicated—he stood a little while then—he then went over to some customers, spoke to one of them, and upset and broke a grog glass; that</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—he said "No, I won't"—a party that the spoke to came over, and said "He has not got any money "—I said "Well, if he has not, he can't pay for it; but I hope I shall be paid to
<lb/>morrow," and I left the room, and went down stairs to the bar; that was about 12 o'clock—I was serving there when all the customers came down from the room up stairs—I saw the prisoner sitting on a seat opposite the bar—he came over to me, and said "I say, old man, you will be sorry for this before 10 o'clock "—I said "For what? and he said "You know for what"—I said "Oh, that is nothing; you had better go home"—he went to the back place, came back again, and walked up stairs on the landing—I the potman called him down, and said "You must not go up stairs any more; it is all dark there "—he came down—I was inside the bar, leaning over the flap, and all at once he came flying at me, trying to get hold of my hair, to pull me over the counter—I believe I put my hand up, trying to prevent I him, and he got my thumb in his mouth, and then tried to fall down with it—the flap got open—I don't know whether I opened it, or he—I kept pulling away—he bad my thumb in his mouth, and all at once I got it loose, and the piece was off—the policeman has got the piece in a bottle—I I should say about half an inch of it was taken off—the customers directly pulled the prisoner away from me—he wanted to run away, but was stopped, and the policeman came, and took him in custody—I went to a doctor's, and have been under his treatment ever since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I am a cabman, of 38, Bedford Row, Stepney—on the night of the 29th, a little after 12 o'clock, I was in the bar, and all at once I saw the prisoner jump up on the side of the bar, and make a rush at Mr. Bunkin—he endeavoured to get through the hatchway, and in protecting himself he put his hand up—the prisoner got his thumb in his mouth, and eventually Mr. Bunkin held his hand up with a piece bitten entirely off, and bleeding—the prisoner had been drinking, but was certainly very far from being drunk—he was not sober, but he was perfectly able to understand what he was about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FORDHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 197). I was called, and took the prisoner in custody for biting the publican's thumb off—all he said was "You b—sucker, I will tear your b—guts out"—I got the assistance of another constable, and took him in Ship Alley—he threw himself down, and said "I won't go; I will have the b—guts out of the b—sucker about. twelve foreigners came up, and we had to take him through the alley into Wellclose Square, backwards, till we got safe—he is a foreigner—he has been stopping at a Sailor's Home—he had been drinking a little, but knew what he was about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was rather tipsy, and did not know what I was saying or doing. I am very sorry I went there at all.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Imprisonment</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-377-18710501 t18710501-377-punishment-17"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, with intent to defraud</rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> And
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN GLEESON</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18710501-379-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing one purse, and 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710501-379-offence-1 t18710501-name-123"/>Theodore Grabler</persName>, from his person, having been before convicted.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-380-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18710501-380-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to feloniously forging and uttering bills of exchange for 69
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 246
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud the
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JAMES RODD</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18710501-381-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to three indictments for embezzling the sums of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of Messrs.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710501-381-offence-1 t18710501-name-127"/>Winter and Son</persName>, his masters</rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> And
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LINGFORD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-130" type="given" value="ELEANOR JANE"/>ELEANOR JANE TURMEAU</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Pino, at 101, Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill—the prisoner was in the same service—we did not sleep in the same room at the time she was confined, but we did on the Thursday afterwards—on the Wednesday before Good Friday I moved the prisoner's box to clean under it, on the floor, and found a stain of blood under it, which came from the bottom of the box—I cleaned the floor, and put the box on the bed, and when I moved it from the bed I saw two stains on the sheet—the smell continued—she had not told me she was in the family-way, but I had observed appearances of it—I do not know whether she had made any preparation for the birth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I usually clean the room—the smell was such that anybody would notice it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Court. Q.</hi> Did you ever say anything to her about her appearance?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had noticed it since December—I said nothing to her about the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-131" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—on Good Friday morning, 7th April, I was sent for to the police-station, Notting Hill, to examine the prisoner—I found that she had been confined, probably three weeks before—I asked her to tell me about it—she said that she was taken ill the Sunday week before, at her master's house, Blenheim Crescent, and the baby was born at 7 o'clock in the morning, and she was not conscious of what was taking place, and found herself confined of a child; that she got up afterwards and put the body of the child into a box, and tied herself up and went about her work, and put the after-birth in the fire—I asked her if she had heard the child cry—she said "No"—I was directed to go to the house to examine the box, and saw the body of a large male child, in a tolerably advanced state of decomposition—I should say that it had been born three weeks before—my connexion with the case there terminated.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She told me that she was confined the Sunday week before—decomposition is sometimes more rapid than at others, especially when shut up in a box—she did not say that she was sitting on the open box—the stains were not blood, they were the result of decomposition—she said that she was unconscious at the time—that is not at all unusual; if she had been suffering all night she was probably in a state of uncon
<lb/>sciousness, it being her first child—she answered all my questions in a straightforward manner, without the slightest concealment.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-132" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS PINO</persName> </hi>. I live at 101, Blenheim Crescent—the prisoner was in my service eighteen months—on Thursday, 6th April, I received information from the father of my other servant, and next morning I went to the room where the prisoner slept, and told her I wanted to see her box—she made some difficulty about not being able to find the key—I said that I wanted to have the box opened, and she found the key and opened the box—there was a very bad smell; I did not ask any questions, but sent for Dr. Kemp—we then found the dead body of a male child—I sent for a constable, locked up the body in the room, and gave the key to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not noticed the prisoner's appearance—I spoke to her because my wife did not like to do so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-133" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PARKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 345). On Friday morning, April 7, I was sent for, and went to Mr. Pino's house—I found the prisoner standing at the doorway of her bed-room, and inside the room, in a box, lay the dead body of a male child; she was crying—I told her she would have to go to the police-station with me—she said that she could not deny that it was her child—I took her in custody, locked up the room containing the dead body, and sent for Surgeon Jackson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was crying, and in great distress—she told me at once that it was her child; there was not the slightest concealment about the matter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-134" type="given" value="CHARLES PATRICE"/>CHARLES PATRICE KEMP</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Clarendon Road—on Good Friday, I was sent for to Mr. Pino's, and saw the prisoner—she said nothing, but unlocked her box, in which I found a child in a state of decomposition—there were no external marks of violence—the cord had not been tied, it was torn off close to the navel—I should say the child had been dead about three weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was born dead, it had never breathed—she at once opened the box for me—she seemed very much distressed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the lungs float?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, they had never been inflated, and therefore the child had never breathed; that is an infallible test.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">stated that the father of the child would marry the prisoner as soon as she regained her liberty—Judgment respited</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Bard of Avon</hi>—believing his statement to be true, I served him with a suit of clothes, a muffler, and some collars, and ties, value altogether 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—my prin
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<hi rend="italic">Bard of Avon</hi>, lying in the London Docks; but afterwards he said "It is nothing of the sort; I was sent home from South America by the Consul, and came home in a steamboat"—the
<hi rend="italic">Bard of Aven</hi> is not in the port of London, and will not be for some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I only came into Southampton a few hours before; I was sent home by the English Consul; I had taken a glass or two, and have no recollection of it; I belong to the
<hi rend="italic">Bard of Avon</hi>, and am willing to pay for the things when she comes in, and to lay in prison till then.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he wished to look at a silver hunting-watch, which was also in the window—I turned round to take another tray from the window, and saw him through the glass, going out—I ran after him—a policeman met him, and he threw the watch over his head—it is worth seven guineas—he was taken at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am guilty of steal
<lb/>ing the watch at Charing Cross."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in great distress; I had been out of work some time. I beg for mercy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-151" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PIPER</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller and watchmaker, of 59, King Street, Southwark—on 16th March, the prisoner came in and asked the price of a lever watch which was in the window—I gave it into his hand to look at—he said that he should like a cheaper one—I turned round to find him one, and he ran out of the shop with the lever watch—I am sure he is the man, he had been in the shop before—the pawnbroker showed me the watch last night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAY</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mr. Lawley, of 140, Tooley Street—I produce this watch—it was pawned on 16th March, in the name of John Brentford, but I did not take it in—pawn tickets are frequently given in other names.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was convicted at Wandsworth (
<hi rend="italic">of obtaining enlists
<lb/>ment money by false pretences</hi>), and had one month; since then I have tried hard to get work, but could not If you will give me a fresh start, I will try to get my living.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-159" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BALDWIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Silver Street, Limehouse, and am a labourer—about 12.10 on the night of 19th April I saw the prisoner kicking at the door of 1, Nelson Court—the prosecutor came out, and pushed him away—they had a bit of a tussle, and the prisoner pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the groin—he fell down—I saw the knife in the prisoner's hand while they were tussling—the prisoner ran away—I followed him, and gave him in custody—he was not drunk—he was sober enough to run—he had had a little.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CONWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor, and belong to the ship
<hi rend="italic">Supply</hi>, now lying off Black water—about 12.15 on this night I was in a house in Nelson Street—I heard some one knocking at the door—I opened it, and saw the prisoner—I told him to go away—I pushed him with my open hand, and said "Go away"—he had a knife, and he cut me in two places in the groin—I fell down—he ran away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not run away, I went away gradually.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-161" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD VIALLS</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at Poplar Hospital—Conway was brought there on 19th April, suffering from a wound in the right testicle—I it was cut about half through—the scrotum was cut, of course—there was also a wound in the right groin, about four inches long—they were both incised wounds, such as would be inflicted by a knife—they were dangerous on account of the bleeding—they bled profusely—he is almost well now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-162" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL GILES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant K</hi> 49). I saw the prosecutor in Gill Street, bleeding—Baldwin gave the prisoner into my custody—I charged him, and he said he had not been near the place—I found no knife on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did nothing to the man. He asked me what I was doing, and told me to go away, and I went away; and about an hour after the policeman came, and said "Some of you foreign men have stabbed a man, and I will take you in custody." I had no knife, and nothing on me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHEIL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended McDavitt.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-166" type="given" value="MIRIAM"/>MIRIAM JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I live at 374, Essex Road, Islington—about 1 o'clock on the morning of 31st March I was called, and went down stairs—I found my shop broken open, and missed several things, such as purses, and rings, and chains—Tidmarsh has been in my service—it was his duty to keep the shop clean, and shut it up—it was shut up about 9.30 on the night of the 30th—the next morning I went next door, where Tidmarsh is also employed—I saw him there, and took him to my shop—he was asked what he knew about the place being broken into—first he denied knowing anything about it, but afterwards be admitted that he let in the other boy while he was shutting up, and that the other boy took the things.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer R</hi>). I apprehended McDavitt about four days after the robbery—I told him he would be charged, with another, in breaking into Mrs. Jacobs' shop, and stealing purses and other articles—he said, "All right; Tidmarsh let me in, and I took the purses and things away"—he said that the servant came and turned the gas off close to where he was—he was lying under the window in the shop—he said he took the things to the house where he was lodging, and that he pushed the shutter down to admit the other one—I went to McDavitt's house, and found these two bags in the coal cellar—they contained purses, chains, spoons, and other things—I took Tidmarsh—he said he waited outside while McDavitt went in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The robbery was committed on 31st March, and I took McDavitt three or four days after; the Sunday after—I saw Mrs. Jacobs shortly after the robbery—Tidmarsh was making a rambling statement, and I told him to speak the truth—I found the bags in the house where McDavitt lives with his parents—there are thirty
<lb/>two purses in the bags, and brooches and chains, forks and spoons.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-168" type="given" value="MIRIAM"/>MIRIAM JACOBS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) These things produced are mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I identify the purses—some of them are marked with my private mark, some are not—letters are my private mark—I have sold a quantity of these purses before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-169" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALLACE</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, Norfolk Road—on a Friday night about</p>
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<p>five weeks ago I met Mc Davitt in Ockenden Road—he gave me some chains and rings, and I saw him give others away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re
<lb/>examined.</hi>) I have seen those rings and chains, but I can't swear to them—I had such property in my shop, and I missed it—I missed about forty or fifty rings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tidmarsh, in hit defence, stated that McDavitt asked him to let him into the shop, and that as he was shutting up on this night, when his back was turned, McDavitt got in; that he saw his foot under the counter, but did not tell Mrs. Jacobs and he waited at the corner afterwards to see whether he came out; that he saw him come out, and he went home with McDavitt, and stopped at his house that night, and McDavitt gave him a shilling; that he had only known him three months; when he first saw him he asked how much the purses were.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy on account of their youth—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-391-18710501 t18710501-391-punishment-31"/>five Years in a Reformatory</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-172" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARSES</persName> </hi>. I live at 73, Catherine Street, Poplar—I was one of the committee, and am now the secretary of the Friendly Brothers' Benefit Society—the prisoner was the paid secretary of the society for twelve years—the society provides sums for the burial of members, and an allowance to them when ill—any member becoming entitled to a grant by death or sickness, would have to give notice to the prisoner, as secretary, and he would inform the stewards in office; the stewards would see that all was right, and would obtain a cheque from the secretary, and pay it to the parties entitled to receive it—the prisoner would draw the cheque, and it would be presented to the treasurer, who would pay the money—it would be the prisoner's duty to make a duplicate on the counterfoil of the cheque-book, and also enter it in a book, and give an account at the next meeting—it was his duty to prepare and produce accounts of all the money passed through his hands—I produce the account
<lb/>book for 1870, kept by the prisoner, and also the balance-sheet he prepared and gave in last Christmas, for the year 1870—it is in his writing—there is no member of the society named Jones, nor was there any such member or steward in October last—there was no member or steward named Smith, or Thomas Fox, during the last year—there is an entry in the balance-sheet for the payment of the burial of Mrs. Yates, Mr. Forrest, and Mrs. Brown—according to the balance-sheet produced for 1870, there is 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the general account, and 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the funeral account—I also produce a list of the members, in the prisoner's writing—I have gone through them, and all the accounts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you know that the proceeds of these cheques ever came into my possession?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not—I know you sign them; there is your name on them all—I will swear to that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you got the cheques?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—that is the one for Mrs. Yates—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "5th July, 1870. Friendly Brothers' Benefit Society. Mr. Good, pay to Mr. Smith, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., funeral allowance, on account of Mrs. Yates, and place the same to the account of the Society. (Signed) J. Smith, Steward, and G. Manuel, Secretary.")—that is the prisoner's signature—I won't swear to the body of it, or that the name of the steward is his writing—that cheque was given to bury Mrs. Yates.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-173" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GOOD</persName> </hi>. I keep the "Three Compasses," Raven Road, Mile End, and I am treasurer of the Friendly Brothers' Benefit Society—the prisoner was the secretary—I never paid any money on cheques unless they were signed by the prisoner, as secretary—I paid that cheque of Mrs. Yates—it is in the prisoner's writing—it is the usual cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You have known me some years; have you ever known anything against my character previous to this transaction?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—this cheque of Mrs. Yates is drawn and signed by you, or else I should not have paid it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-174" type="given" value="SAKAH"/>SAKAH YATES</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, North Street, Bethnal Green, and am the wife of William Yates—we were members of the society till March, last twelvemonth, when we withdrew—I have never applied to the society for my burial, or for my husband's—my husband has been a member of the society for twenty-three years, and withdrew last March twelvemonth, and in July this cheque was drawn for my death.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-175" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARKES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There is no other member of the name of Yates.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM YATES</persName> </hi>. I am Sarah Yates' husband—I never applied to the society for money for the burial of my wife or myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You have known me many years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I never knew anything against your character.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on 9th April, and charged him with forging orders on the Brothers' Benefit Society—I mentioned Mrs. Yates' name—he said "It is all through my wife; her bad habits and so on, have driven me to this."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "Whatever I did was entirely through my wife. My neighbours give me a good character. I am sorry I am here."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> This is the first time I ever appeared in such a position. These circumstances have fallen upon me on account of my trouble, and illness on the part of my wife and children. I trust that mercy may be extended to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-181" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN THORPE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Thorpe, and live at 74, Long Lane, Bermondsey—we were in the habit of paying the prisoner weekly sums for coals—I have the card on which he initialled the payments—I paid him three several sums for the weeks ending December 5th, 12th, and 19th—he initialled the card on those days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I paid the prisoner weekly after I had the coals—I did not pay him for them when they were delivered; I paid him the next week.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-183" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE HABTES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Hartes, 104, Kedon's Road, Bermondsey—on the 5th December, I paid the prisoner a shilling, and also on the 19th and 21st—I produce the card initialled.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-184" type="given" value="AMY DB"/>AMY DB HATS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles De Hays, of 87, Princes Street, Bermondsey—for the weeks ending the 5th and 12th December, I paid the prisoner a shilling for each week—he initialled the card.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-185" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-185" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I paid the prisoner 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 5th December, 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 12th, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 19th—the payments on the card are initialled by him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-186" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-186" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Gibson—I paid the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 5th December, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 12th, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 19th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-187" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-187" type="surname" value="GIFFARD"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-187" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY GIFFARD</persName> </hi>. On 5th December I paid the prisoner 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on the 19th, 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this is the card (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-188" type="surname" value="READ"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-188" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH READ</persName> </hi>. I paid the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 5th December, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 12th, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 19th.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-189" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-189" type="surname" value="MANSION"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-189" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA MANSION</persName> </hi>. On 5th December I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on the—19th, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. this is the card.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-190" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-190" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SWANSMAN</persName> </hi>. I paid 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 12th December, and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 19th, for my father.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-191" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH EMERSON</persName> </hi>. I paid, for my husband, Jacob Emerson, If on 12th December—the prisoner initialled the card.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-192" type="surname" value="HILTON"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-192" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HILTON</persName> </hi>. I paid 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 12th December, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the 19th (
<hi rend="italic">card produced</hi>).</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-193" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-193" type="surname" value="STORB"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-193" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE STORB</persName> </hi>, I paid 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 12th December.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-194" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-194" type="surname" value="MOWL"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-194" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE MOWL</persName> </hi>. On 19th December I paid the prisoner 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he initi
<lb/>alled my card.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710501-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-195" type="surname" value="SIMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18710501-name-195" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I produce the rules of the society, registered by Mr. Tidd Pratt, and a list of the shareholders—the prisoner was a shareholder, and he received dividends on his shares—I produce a bond of 28th December, 1868, signed by him, in which he says' that he will faithfully pay weekly to the society all moneys collected; and he did account weekly to the society—the moneys were paid into the Southwark Branch of the London and County Bank—he accounted for moneys on the 5th, 12th, and 19th December—but not for the amounts spoken to by the witnesses—he sent in weekly sheets—those sums are not accounted for in the weekly sheets of the 5th, 12th, and 19th December—on 10th February he sup
<lb/>plied this sheet of figures to the company—he was called upon to give a return of his customers and their payments, and he gave in this account on 10th February, in which, he admits that the moneys of these different persons, or some of them, were not paid in by him—he never did account for a single sum of 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., or one shilling during the whole time he was in the service—it was his duty to pay all he received into the bank weekly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not found him accounting for money he has not received—T have found several occasions where he has overpaid sums, and he has afterwards transferred them to another account—he has paid into the bank a larger sum than he has actually received, and on those occasions he has had the sums, so overpaid, transferred to the proper account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That does not apply to the 5th, 12th, or 19th December—it did not happen on those weeks—it was only a question of a shilling now and then—it has not occurred of late—he has been more careful in. his accounts.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi> submitted that it was not competent for the prosecution to add together the different sums on the three Tuesdays in December, which were mentioned in the indictment and charge embezzlements of the aggregate received, viz.:—1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the 5th, 12th, and 19th of that month; they could only prove three sums of 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., as the case might be, at the non accounting sums, and each receipt was a sum embezzled.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>, for the prosecution, argued that the act of embezzlement was the non-payment of the aggregate amount concealed, and that three acts of embezzle
<lb/>ment might include thirty different receipts.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">after consulting the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">would not allow more than three sums received to be proved, as the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that there could be no embezzlement of a general balance. As the statement of all the sums, thirty-one in number, which made up the three amounts in the Indictment must have prejudiced the prisoner with the Jury</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">allowed the Indictment to be proved, as drawn, and reserved the question for the Court for the consideration of Court Cases Reserved, whether the Prosecution could rightly give evidence of the receipt of more than three sums. It was understood that no other point should be raised.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Remanded on Bail—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710501-394-offence-1 t18710501-name-198"/>Peter Winsey</persName>, and stealing from his person 2
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROLLINGS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Hunt.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PETER WINSEY</hi>. I am a chemist, of 31, Langdale Street, St. George's—about 12 o'clock in the day, on the 10th April, I was going along Stepney Causeway—I had a florin in my hand, which I was going to put in my pocket—there were eight or ten lads standing on the pathway—they sepa
<lb/>rated for me to pass through the middle of them—as I passed them Hunt put out his foot, struck me in the side, and knocked me against another one, who gate me a similar blow, and I was thrown down—Donovan took the florin out of my hand, and said "Come away!" and away they went—whilst I was getting up I was struck on the legs with something heavy, and hurt very much—I saw the two prisoners distinctly before they went away—there were seven or eight altogether—they ran away as I was getting up—I spoke to a policeman, and described them to him—I saw the two prisoners about seven minutes afterwards, and gave them in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This affair took place in a lane, between Brook Street and White Horse Street—there was a public-house near—I had passed that—I should say there were nine boys altogether, or from eight to ten—I did not count them—the prisoners were standing on the kerb; they were doing nothing—I saw them speaking together as I came up—they were not play
<lb/>ing—I did not say any thing of the twirling anything round—the other boys were older than the prisoners—I should call them young men—I was knocked down by Hunt; he struck me in the ribs—Donovan was on the other side of me then—he knocked me again, and down I fell—Donovan took the florin from me—Hunt gave me the first blow, and that knocked me against the other—I did not full from the force of the blow given by Hunt, but he took up something very heavy, I don't know what it was, I think it was a brick, and threw it violently on my legs, and when I got up I could scarcely walk—I am sure I did not see Hunt twirling anything about—I had not been drinking that morning—I must not drink; I have an affection of the heart, which I have had for the last ten years.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The other six or seven persons there gave me no assist
<lb/>ance—they were all violent to me, and I was very much ill-used.</p>
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<persName id="t18710501-name-199" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-199" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GOLDSMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 492). On 10th April the prosecutor spoke to me in the Commercial Road East, near Stepney Causeway—I went with him to Brook Street—he gave me a description of the prisoners—he pointed out the two prisoners to me in Brook Street, and I took them in custody—they both said they knew nothing of the old man, and had never seen him—I found nothing on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the prosecutor came to me he said has had been, struck by some boys, and a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece taken from him, in Brook Street—he said there were eight or ten boys—I went with him, and I saw eight or ten boys in Brook Street then—they did not attempt to run away—I have made enquiries as to Hunt's character—I have been to Mr. Batchelor's, where he and his mother were employed, in Ratoliffe, and I have learnt that he has been a very good boy—his mother has been there for five years—the foreman of the works gave him a very good character, and he has been entrusted with as much as 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at a time—he was working there a day or two before he was taken—I did not know him by sight at all—the pro
<lb/>secutor said one boy had got a brown coat and a
<hi rend="italic">billycock</hi> hat, and the other had a white jacket and a black cap—he pointed them out, and went up and put his hand on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before fly Magistrate:</hi>—Donovan says: "It is all false; a boy named Knight threw something, and hit him on the trowsers. He went away and fetched a constable."
<hi rend="italic">Hunt</hi> says: "I am innocent."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710501-name-200" type="given" value="ELLIS"/>ELLIS KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am sixteen years old—I recollect the day when this affair happened—it was Easter Monday—about 12 o'clock in the day I was with Donovan and Hunt, and two or three more, near the "White Hart" public-house—we were playing—Hunt had a piece of wet worsted stocking—he hit me in the face with it—I picked it up again, and threw it at him—Mr. Winsey was passing by, and it hit him on the leg, somewhere about the shin—I begged his pardon, and took no notice, and walked straight on—about five minutes after, I went home, and when I came back I heard that the two prisoners were taken—I did not see Mr. Winsey knocked down—all I saw was the stocking thrown; it was meant to hit Hunt, and and it hit the prosecutor on the leg—it took place just outside the door of the White Hart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was nothing in the stocking—it was only wet and dirty—there was no stone or brick in it—this happened about 11.30, as near as I can guess—it was past 11, and nearly 11.45, I should think—I have known the prisoners about six years, ever since I have been in the neighbourhood—they are companions of mine—the other boys who were there had nothing to do with throwing the stocking—they had nothing to do with
<hi rend="italic">chucking</hi> the thing about, only me and Hunt—when I left, I left the boys altogether—I went away about five minutes after I
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> the wet piece of stocking—I did not see any kicking or pushing, or snatching of the coin—I know Brook Street, it is only two or three minutes' walk from where this took place—I did not see any brick thrown—there was no brick in the stocking—Mrs. Hunt asked me to come here; she said I saw it all, and I was the boy that did it, and I ought to come and speak the truth—she did not tell me what I had to say—I did not go before the Magistrate, they were committed before I knew anything about it—I heard they were</p>
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<p>taken on the same day—I did not go to the police-station and make any inquiry.</p>
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