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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>DAKIN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TENTH SESSION, HELD AUGUST 14TH, 1871.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED, BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, August 14th, 1871, and following days,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-1" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES HANNEN</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-2" type="given" value="MONTAGUE"/>MONTAGUE SMITH</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SIDNEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-6" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNET</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-10" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JONES</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HALSE GATTT JONES</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAKIN, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, August</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and one for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, August</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1871</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The woman did not hear what I said to Mrs. Watt—the policeman said to the prisoner "How long ago is it since you passed the other shilling?"—she said "It was not me at all"—I said "It was you; it was four weeks ago since you came in," and she said "Oh no, it was not me at all"—she denied it throughtout.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I recognized her when she first came in, before she gave me the shilling—my mistress showed me the shilling on the first occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-20" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WATT</persName> </hi>. I keep a dairy, at 47, Lyle Street—on a Saturday, about six weeks before the prisoner was taken, a woman came in, and asked for two eggs—I don't swear that the prisoner was the woman—she gave me a bad shilling—I gave her change, and put the shilling in a compartment by itself—the last witness came in while I was giving the change—I showed the shilling to her after the woman had gone, and she bent it—I put it in the till again, but afterwards gave it to the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C R</hi> 13). I took the prisoner on the after
<lb/>noon of 27th July for passing a bad shilling, and received these two shillings from Mrs. Watt—I searched the prisoner at the station, and found on her two sovereigns, two half-crowns, one florin, eleven sixpences two 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces, and three 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No bad money was found on her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-22" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, who is Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these two shillings are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-23" type="given" value="CASOLINE"/>CASOLINE SPENCE</persName> </hi>. I am a tailoress, and live at 1, Mary Terrace, High Street, Camden Town—the prisoner lives in the same house—I heard that she was charged with passing a bad shilling some weeks before she was at Marlborough Street, and I was asked if I could explain the time she left my house on 17th June—I was examined there as a witness—I was not bound over—I was sworn, and called for the prisoner—I heard that she was charged with passing a bad shilling on 17th June, and I am positive she was at work for me on that day up till 8 o'clock, and she did not go out of the house at all—she could not have gone out without my knowing it—I know Lyle Street, but I don't know the dairy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never walked from my house to Lyle Street—I have never been there—I was not bound over by the Magistrate, because he did not consider the evidence sufficient—it was about six weeks after 17th June that I was at the Police Court to give evidence—I swear that I saw her all day, except for a quarter of an hour at a time—it was the same on the Saturday before and the Saturday after 17th June—she was at work till 8.30—I don't recollect her going out, I only know she was at work all the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's landlord—I was at Marlborough Street the day the charge was made—I heard that she was charged with passing a bad coin on 17th June—she was at home on that day—I speak to the entire day—she was with Mrs. Spence till 8.30—she went out then, and came back about 9.30—she came to me saying she had lost her room door key, and I was obliged to force the door—I don't know where the dairy is, or where Lyle Street is.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at work all day on my seat—I suppose the prisoner was in Mrs. Spence's room between 4 and 5 o'clock, because she was always at work there—I know she was in the house—I am not in and out, but I know she was at work all that day—I was not bound over by the Magistrate—he said the same to me as he did to the other witness.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">She also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in January</hi>, 1870.—
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD CHURCH</hi> (52)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18710814-563-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-563-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering, counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-26" type="surname" value="LUCAS"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-26" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LUCAS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Globe Tavern, London Street, Tottenham Court Road—on Friday, 30th June, between 10 and 11 o'clock at night, I served the prisoner with some gin and noyeau, which was 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a bad shilling—I bent it, and gave it him back—a man who was with him paid with a sixpence—he afterwards went into another box and had some more gin and noyeau, and he gave sixpence to my barmaid—I saw her put it in the till—I looked in the till and found a bad sixpence on the top of the other money—I gave it to the officer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I give you a good shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you said you had no more money, and the man with you paid with a sixpence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-27" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 225). On the night of 30th June, I was called to the 'Globe, and the prisoner was given in custody—he said he would go with me—as I was taking him down Tottenham Court Road, he tried to put his hand in his pocket—when I got to the station, I found on him a bad shilling, one good shilling, seven sixpences, 4 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and some soap and soda, in small packets—I received this sixpence from Mr. Lucas.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, These coins are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am very sorry. I was never here before. Of course it is no use contradicting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-564-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering a medal re
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-32" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-32" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOROGOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a detective on the Great Northern Railway—on 14th July, about 8 o'clock in the evening, I was at Moorgate Street Station—I saw the prisoner there—I saw him put his hand into a lady's pocket, and withdraw it with a purse with a brass clasp to it—I laid hold of his hand, he dropped the purse, and it was picked up by a gentleman and given to me open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where did you see me before that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never saw you before till I saw you picking the pocket—I asked you what had become of the boy, and you said "What boy?"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was another boy with him—I knew him, and I know where he is now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-34" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-34" type="surname" value="MATTHEWS"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-34" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. I am cook in the service of Mrs. Dolphin, at Black-beath—I was at the Moorgate Street Station, about 8 o'clock on 14th July—I had come from Bishop's Road—I had a purse in my pocket, containing a sovereign and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I was spoken to, and missed my purse—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-35" type="surname" value="BOURNE"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-35" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BOURNE</persName> </hi>. I live at 43, All Saints Road, Westbourne Park, and stand with a weighing machine at Moorgate Street Station—on this Friday evening, about 8 o'clock, I saw the prisoner there—I saw him throw away a purse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-36" type="surname" value="HUTCHINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-36" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am a guard on the Metropolitan Railway—I know the prisoner—I have seen him about the station for about four or</p>
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<p>five weeks previous to his being taken, in custody—I have seen two boys with him on some occasions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I might be guilty in one way, but I never picked the lady's pocket. I was with another boy, and the purse was given to me. I may have been as bad, but he should not have said that I picked the pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-565-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-565-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>566.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-38" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-38" type="surname" value="ARTHUR"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-38" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA ARTHUR</persName> </hi>. I live at Mitcham, Surrey, and am a widow—on 9th April, 1865, the prisoner married my daughter at Croydon Old Church—I did not go inside the church—I did not see the marriage completed—I produce a certificate which I have compared with the original—(
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th April</hi>, 1865,
<hi rend="italic">and was a certificate of a marriage at the Parish Churchy Croydon, between Thomas Kitley and Amphillis Arthur</hi>)—the Thomas Kitley named in that certificate is the prisoner—I knew him before the marriage for a few weeks—he courted her before—I am sure he is the man—he was only nineteen then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at the dinner after the wedding—I did not hear my daughter say she would rather cut her throat than have married the prisoner—they lived together five or six weeks, when she left him and went to live with a man named Harris, and she has been living with him since, and has had three children by him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-39" type="surname" value="GODDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-39" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GODDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T R</hi> 44). I saw this certificate compared with another one at Croydon parish church—it is a correct copy of the entry in the register book.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I examined it by the register—I read the book and the copy as well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-40" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-40" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-40" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at Archway Place, Highgate Hill—on 17th February, 1868, I was married to the prisoner at Hornsey parish church—I was quite aware he was a married man—I lived very happily with him indeed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not institute this prosecution—his father is prosecuting him through jealousy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-41" type="surname" value="GRIMES"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-41" type="given" value="THOMAS RICHARD"/>THOMAS RICHARD GRIMES</persName> </hi>. I am parish clerk at St. Mary's, Hornsey—I recollect the prisoner and the last witness being married there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-42" type="surname" value="GODDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-42" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GODDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody by his father, for feloniously marrying Harriet Knight—I accompanied him to his father's house, and he stated that the prisoner had been married twice—I asked the prisoner if his father's statement was correct—he said "Yes, it is no use denying it; my first wife ran away after we were married three days, and has lived with a man since then."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner some time—he is a coster
<lb/>monger, and a very respectable, steady, sober man—I never knew anything against him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Bolton, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Tanner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-46" type="surname" value="CHAMBERS"/>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from him; I gave him a bill of sale for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—I continued to pay him interest on that for some time, at the rate of about 300 per cent., I should think; it was so much for every twenty-one days—first of all it was 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., then 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and then I think it came up to 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—in consequence of that being so high I ulti
<lb/>mately went to Bolton, and applied to him for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay off Page's bill of sale—I told him the interest I was paying—I could have raised the rest from my friends; he agreed to that—I then gave him this bill of sale (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>)—it is dated 19th July, 1870, and professes to be for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it recites 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. then due, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. then paid—I did not owe Bolton anything at all at that time—before my bankruptcy I had had transactions with Bolton—at the time of my bankruptcy he held property belonging to me to the value of 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; that was scheduled—it was a cart and phaeton, a bracelet and diamond ring—he had those actually in his possession—I owed him about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the goods were worth 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—at the time I applied to him for the money to pay off Page's bill of sale he said nothing about any previous money owing—nothing had been borrowed since my bankruptcy—the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. did not pass—I did not then, or at any time after my bankruptcy, receive a single farthing from him—this promissory note for 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was given at the same time as the bill of sale—that is made out to Cooper—it was for the same transaction—I did not get any money from Cooper—Bolton told me Cooper was to advance the money—I never got a farthing from any of them—my goods were taken possession of under Page's bill of sale—my house was stripped; I did not see the goods afterwards—I was taken into custody for removing a horse and cart as being included in the bill of sale—Page was not present at the Police Court at first when I was charged; he came afterwards, and gave evidence—I saw Bolton at the Sessions, he was in the Court, and could hear what took place—I was tried and acquitted—Bolton heard that—I did not read this bill of sale—Bolton said it was to be for 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I heard nothing more about it for six or eight months—during that time I got through my difficulties, and took the Crown, at Cricklewood—I had got it well furnished, and was carrying on a good business there—about the middle of May last, Bolton came down there, and asked me to pay his bill of sale—he did not produce it—I asked him for it, and told him I did not owe him a shilling—he said if I did not pay him he would strip the house, and expose me to my brewers, and every tradesman, and go to the brewery, and state that I had stolen a horse and trap, and was given into custody for it—I was very busy at the time, and expected my brewers every minute, and so, through intimidation, I foolishly gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and agreed to pay him 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in a fortnight—he then left—my wife was very unwell at that time—he came down again about a month afterwards, on Whit Monday, with Cooper—Cooper had a place, at 8, Morton Street, Pimlico, the same place as Bolton—Bolton had a plate with</p>
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<p>"Money Advanced" on it—I suppose he would call himself a broker—there were a few old things in the shop; Cooper had his name up there, an office, with auction bills hanging up inside the same place—Tanner came down to my place, one evening, demanding 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had seen him before that, one evening, at a public-house in Westminster, twelve or eighteen months ago; he was with Bolton—Bolton introduced him to me as Sergeant Tanner, who, he said, went abroad, and brought the notorious Muller over to this country—I never saw Tanner at Bolton's place, except when the goods were taken away from there—when Bolton came with Cooper, he again applied to me for money—he did not ask for any amount—I told him I should not give him another shilling—he asked me if I had got any money for him—I said "No, but I have got two policemen on the premises, and if you don't go off I shall give you into custody"—that was the fact—I had been cautioned by some of my friends—I then walked down the garden with Bolton, and one of my policemen followed me down—Bolton saw a friend of mine who he knew very well—he spoke to him, and then Bolton went away with Cooper—Cooper did not say anything, or take any part in the conversation—Tanner came down one evening after Bolton's first appearance, and before Whit Monday—he brought an order from Bolton for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "The bearer is instructed to apply to you for 52
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., being the amount settled as due on 19th July, 1870, and to request you to name an early day for the settlement of such claim.")—I told Tanner that I did not owe Bolton any money, and that I should not give him any—I began to enter into Page's affair—I said the bill of sale was given to pay Page off, and I never received a shilling for it—Tanner then stopped me, and said "Oh, I know all about that; do you intend to part or not?" and he said "I am Sergeant Tanner"—I then ordered him out of my house, and he went—on 18th July, I went away from home—my house and furniture was all right when I left—I got back about 3 o'clock, and found the rooms had been stripped, 'the drawing-rooms were, and things were taken out of the bar, spirits, and spirit casks, and cut decanters, and cigars, my wife's and children's underclothing and jewellery—I directly went to my solicitor, and then to Bow Street, for a policeman—they told me to go to West-minster—I ultimately went to Bolton's place with a policeman, and found a van there, being unloaded; it contained nay furniture—a second van came up afterwards to the same place, with my things in it—I did not see Bolton at his house, I saw him a few streets off—I had a policeman with me, and directly he saw us he walked away very fast—the policeman went after him, and I gave him into custody—I ultimately got back some of my goods, all but about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—the value of the whole that was taken was between 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—among the things missing is a lady's gold chain, a pair of ear-drops, two gold rings, and some trinkets belonging to my wife—there were seventeen bottles of spirits, and 2lbs. weight of cigars—I also lost a razor case containing two razors; and the clothing—when I was taking away my goods from Bolton's, Tanner came up—he did not say anything to me, or in my presence—these are my razors (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) that I lost; this is the top of the case—this silver belonging to a dressing-case is mine—a writ was served upon me with reference to a claim on the 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I instructed an attorney to appear for me, but nothing further was done in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>. I have been acquainted with Bolton several years—I have not had many pecuniary transactions with him; three or four—I had not been in pecuniary difficulties almost continuously</p>
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<p>for four or five years previous to the present year—I swear that—at the time I executed this bill of sale there were no judgments entered up against me, to my knowledge—the bill of sale to Page was not the only one besides this that I have given—I never gave one to Lumleys, I gave one to a Mr. Kerl two years ago, in 1869, to the best of my memory—that was before Page's—an execution was put in by Lumleys upon a bill of sale—Bolton did not raise money for me to enable me to pay that out—he did not raise money for me about that time; he did before, to the best of my memory two years before—some of the transactions with Bolton have been to about the amount of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and some for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there were only three or four altogether then—I believe one of them was for 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I am not quite certain—I did not on any of those three or four occasions execute a bill of sale to anybody, only one at a time—I gave Bolton a bill of sale on each occasion—before becoming bankrupt I had been sued and judgment obtained against me—Bolton did not on one occasion advance me 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to release me from some legal obligation, nor 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., not a farthing—the signa
<lb/>ture to this declaration is my writing—the bill of sale was not read over to me—Mr. Harden was not present when it was executed—one person was present—he did not read over to me the provisions of the bill of sale before I executed it—I mean to say that I executed it without knowing what the contents were—that was not by reason of my having such unbounded con
<lb/>fidence in Bolton—I executed it without knowing whether it was obligatory upon me for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or any amount—I did not go before a Magistrate and make this declaration, I went before a party in Mr. Cooper's office; I don't know who he was—I am not aware in whose handwriting the body of it is—I signed and declared to it without knowing the contents—the attorney did not read it over to me before I signed it—Bolton said "It is nothing, merely a technical thing, sign it, it is all right"—I don't recollect the attorney asking me if the contents were true—I will swear he did not read it to me, or ask me whether the contents were true—I signed it with
<lb/>out his asking me anything—I did not know it was a statutory declaration—I mean to say that I had no knowledge whatever of the document that I signed—Bolton told me it was merely a formal paper about the bill of sale—I knew the contents of this document when I signed it—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "It is agreed, that upon payment of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in twenty days of the above amount, and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per cent, interest on the total amount which may from time to time remain due, that the bill of sale be renewed for a further twenty days")—when I signed it I did not see this: "Statement, July 18, 1870, old debt 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—every word of this paper is in my own handwriting—I don't recollect that 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I perceive it is in my handwriting—it is not true that there was an old debt of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there was not a shilling owing—Bolton got me to write that out; it is not true—previous to my bankruptcy, in 1869, I was indebted to him in an agreed amount of 98
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., part of that was paid off—I scheduled him as a creditor, I forget the amount—I paid him off a part of that 98
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. within three weeks after I had the money—I have not the dates with me—I got a receipt, I have not got it here—all my papers and receipts were taken to the Bankruptcy Court—as near as I can remember, I did say I paid him 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I paid him either at his office or mine, I cannot recollect which—no one was present—I paid it all in one sum, by cheque on the National Provincial Bank—I have not my books to refer to, but I believe it was the latter end of 1868, or the beginning of 1809; somewhere about that time—I banked at the Islington Branch of</p>
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<p>the National Provincial—I will swear that I gave him a cheque for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on that branch, at the latter end of 1868 or the beginning of 1869—it was payable to himself, in his own name—on the occasion when Bolton called on me at Cricklewood, I did not play a game at skittles with him, or drink with him—it was on Whit Monday, I had about 300 people in my place—Cooper was with him—I don't know whether he is here, I have not seen him here—I have not got any person here who was present then—when Bolton was taken into custody, the constable told him he took him on a charge of taking my furniture—I did not hear him reply "I did so, and I did so by virtue of the bill of sale which I hold of yours"—he did not pro
<lb/>duce the bill of sale then—he did at the Police Court, at Hampstead, when he was searched—the debt of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Kerl was since my bankruptcy in 1871; that is paid off—I don't think it was paid at the time I made the declaration on 19th July, but I have not got the dates.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>. I saw Tanner about eighteen months before these proceedings, at a public-house in Westminster, kept by Mr. Phillips—he was introduced to me there by Bolton, as Sergeant Tanner—I did not laugh and say "What, Sergeant Tanner that brought Muller over?" I swear that; nothing of the sort; nor did Bolton say "Yes, if you like"—we had nothing to drink together on that occasion—I was on business—I pulled up at the house for a glass of bitter beer, that was my business—the next time I saw Tanner was when he brought the order from Bolton—I have not been talking this matter over since I was before the Magistrate; I have never mentioned it—I parted with the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Bolton upon intimidation, I wished to get rid of him—I did not want the trouble and annoyance of giving him into custody—that was in April or May, I think—when Tanner came to me with the order, I told him there was no answer—that is about two or three months ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Money was borrowed from Page before the money I speak of, which Kerl's money relieved me from, and I gave him a bill of sale to clear off Page's debt—Kerl did not register his bill of sale, they relied on a bill of exchange; it has since been paid—when I made the declaration there was no incumbrance on my property, except Page's bill of sale—Kerl's had dropped, it was done away with—no one but Page had any charge whatever on my property, and that was to be taken off by the money that was to be raised by Bolton—after I paid Bolton the 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he still held the cart and the jewellery I speak of—I did not give it him before that, I gave it him as security at that time—he had the bill of sale before that—he did not give that up—he held that as well as the cart and the jewellery—he never asked for any money subsequently to that—I scheduled that in the bankruptcy proceedings—after the bankruptcy I never received a farthing from Bolton, Cooper, or anyone directly or indirectly through them—the declaration was made before Mr. Goatley, who was acting for Bolton—he was the gentleman who issued the writ against me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-47" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-47" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK CHAMBERLAIN</persName> </hi>. I am barman to the prosecutor—I was present on 18th July, when Tanner and Bolton came to my master's house, at Crickle-wood—they came with two vans, and a number of men—they came into the bar, and Bolton asked to see Mr. Chambers—he not being at home, he asked for Mrs. Chambers, who was at dinner—I said she was engaged—Bolton then gave orders to Tanner and the rest of the men to proceed over the house, and take the furniture—they then took the goods—the men went over the house, and took them, and replaced them in a van; threw them in</p>
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<p>anyhow—I did not see what goods they took; it was household furniture, fixtures, and other property—they filled one large van, and one small one—they took some spirits and cigars—I did not see any wearing apparel taken—they took two drawers full of cigars, and port and sherry, and decanters—I should fancy a dozen men were employed in doing this—when they had filled the vans, they drove off—I attempted to stop them directly they came in, and Tanner threatened me with violence—I did not hear him say any
<lb/>thing—I attempted to interfere with the goods going away from behind the bar, and he said he would d—d soon settle me if I interfered—he came towards me with several other men—the vans drove off, and my master came home in the evening.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>. I had never seen Tanner before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-48" type="surname" value="TICKERIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TICKERIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a van proprietor, at Westminster—on 18th July, Bolton came, and hired a van and a cart—I went with the cart—Bolton went in a cab—he met us on the road—Tanner rode along with me in my cart—he afterwards got out of the cart, and went in the cab with Bolton—we picked up a lot of men at Horseferry Road, I think about a dozen—when we got to the prosecutor's place, I turned my van round, and by the time it was turned, some of the furniture came out, and they began to load—they were not loaded in the ordinary way; you could not pack them well with fourteen or sixteen men—they were put in anyhow—I daresay some of it was damaged—there was another van there besides mine—I don't know whose that was—that went away—when my van and cart were loaded, I went to Bolton's place—Bolton gave me the orders to load; in fact, they did not give me any order, because as soon as I got there I was loaded—as we were going along the cart broke down, and I went on with the van to Bolton's place, and then fetched the other—Bolton told me not to let the men go drunk, and when we got home he would give us whatever we wanted—he told me to spend 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in drink, and go down as we ought to do—one bottle of spirits was broken, and I drank some of that—I did not see anybody else drink—I went on ahead—I never saw any cigars smoked, I did not see a dressing case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>. I had never done any business with them before—I knew Tanner by sight—I have heard him called "Pill-eater."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-49" type="surname" value="BARRELL"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-49" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BARRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer B</hi>). On Tuesday evening, 18th July, I was in a public-house, at Westminster, and there saw Tanner—he had some papers with him—this copy of a bill of sale was one of them—he took, some cigars out of his pocket, and pressed me to have one—he was offering them to anyone in the bar—he said they were cheap, that they came from a job that he had been doing that afternoon—I was present at Bolton's house the next day, after Bolton had been taken into custody—I saw Tanner there, just as we got the things loaded, under a Magistrate's order, to take them back to Mr. Chambers—Tanner said, if he had been there before, he would have broken all our heads, rather than we should have taken them away, and he took up a poker from the fire-place—I took him into custody next morning—I told him it was for being concerned with Bolton in taking the furniture away from the Crown, at Cricklewood, and also on suspicion of taking a pair of earrings—he said he was present when the things were removed—I know both the prisoners; I have frequently seen them together as companions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>. What Tanner said was, that he was present, and helped take the things, but it was done under a bill of sale—I</p>
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<p>found in his possession, amongst other papers, the authority from Bolton to levy on the prosecutor's goods, and the copy bill of sale—he said that he had only obeyed Bolton's orders.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-50" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-50" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MILES</persName> </hi>. I was an assistant at the Crown, at Cricklewood—on 18th July I was present when the men came in—I. saw Tanner remove some of the goods—I can't say whether he went into my bedroom—some earrings, and other things of mine, were taken from my bedroom—I can't say who took them—some things were also taken from Mrs. Chambers' bedroom, and from all the rooms—some of her wearing apparel, and some of the children's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-51" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-51" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-51" type="given" value="ACTON"/>ACTON PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of Dorset Street, Vauxhall Bridge, Pimlico—I know Tanner—on 18th July, he came and offered me a pair of razors for sale, in this case; one of them was broken—he made me buy them—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITH</hi>. I have heard Tanner called a great many names—I think I have heard that he has passed into theatres as Sergeant Tanner—I never knew that he was a sergeant in the Militia—he came in, and threw the razors over the bar, and said he would have a shilling, and would not go without one—he repeated it several times, and to get rid of him, I told my young man to give him a shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never heard him called the Jew boy—I have heard him called the "Flying cabman," "Butterfly Billy," and the "Pill
<lb/>eater."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-52" type="surname" value="DYKES"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-52" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK DYKES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R R</hi> 25). On 18th July, I apprehended Bolton—I told him the charge, about taking this furniture—he said "All right, I did take some goods from there that day"—I found on him a bill of sale, two watches, one gold, and one silver, a gold chain, and this silver-plated lid, in his pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no evidence upon either Count of the indictment. As to the first, although damage might be acci
<lb/>dentally occasioned to the goods in the hasty removal, it could not have been wilful, as it must have been to Bolton's interest to realize from them as much as possible; and as to the Second Count, there was no evidence whatever of any conspiring between the defendants; Tanner evidently only obeying Bolton's directions.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">urged the same points on behalf of Tanner.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that there was ample evidence to go to the Jury.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that although there was abundant evidence to show that Bolton was acting fraudulently and dishonestly, there was very little, if any, to show that on the part of Tanner; and, therefore, the charge of con
<lb/>spiracy could not be supported.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Bolton.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">was taken.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">repeated in substance his former evidence, and added:</hi> The day I paid Bolton the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he brought some vans down—I expected him—a friend of mine drove down to my place at 6 o'clock in the morning, to put me on my guard—Bolton told me to put down this "Old debt, 0
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. every twenty days was to save the registration of the bill of sale; the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was for the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the "Old debt, 0
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>." meant the 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the bill of sale—that was what he led me to understand; I wrote it down at his dictation.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-57" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK CHAMBERLAIN</persName> </hi>. I was present, on 18th July, when Bolton arrived with the vans and men, to take the furniture away—they went up into the different rooms, took away the furniture, and threw it into the vane any how, and drove away.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case of larceny made out, the prisoner, acting upon the bill of sale, which the prosecutor had given.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>: "
<hi rend="italic">The only ground upon which it can be put it, that he per
<lb/>fectly well knew he had no right to act under the bill of sale; it is not a ques
<lb/>tion whether by fraud he had obtained a claim of right, but whether this was equivalent to a non-existing document that it was given for a purpose that had failed, and that both parties knew it was not to be acted upon; then the prisoner might be convicted, it does not matter, for this purpose, how fraudulently he obtained the bill of sale if he really believed, having obtained it, that it gave him a claim of right, he would not then be guilty of felony.</hi>"</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THE JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">after several hours' deliberation, being unable to agree, were dis
<lb/>charged without giving any verdict, and the case was postponed to the next Session.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEBLE</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The body of the child was placed in an open field within fifteen yards of the public road, from which it could' be seen.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held, under these circumstances, that there was no secret disposition of the body, and directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 222). About 5.15 on the morning of 21st July, I was in Busby Street, and saw the prisoner there, carrying a bundle—he saw me, and rushed up Ryder's Court—I pursued him, and stopped him—he had not got the bundle then—I asked him where that bundle was that he had a short time ago—he said he had no bundle—he carried a short stick in his hand, and he said he would knock my b—brains out—he made a blow at me, and I struck him with my truncheon—I saw him trying to get something from his watch-pocket—it was this knife (
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you say I had a short stick in my hand when you took me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you dropped it in the struggle—you took the knife out of your pocket after I struck you—it stood blade upwards in your pocket.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me with a stick in my hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not see you use any violence to the constable—I went away to get the bundle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-63" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WOODCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a chair-caner, and live at 8, Gibraltar Walk—about 6.40 on the morning of the 21st, I missed my watch from my mantel-shelf, where I had left it hanging when I went to bed about 12.10 or 12.15—I found my bedroom door open, which I had locked the night before, and missed five dresses of my wife, a shawl, and other things, worth about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I afterwards went to the station, and there saw some of my pro
<lb/>perty—I do not occupy the whole house, only the down stair apartments—I had fastened my door that night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-64" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-65" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SAVAGE</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Friar's Mount—on Friday morning, 21st July, about 5 o'clock, I saw two men in front of Mr. Woodcock's door—the prisoner was one of them—he had a stick in his hand, and this bundle—they came from the house, passed me, and went round Orange Street, which would take them to Busby Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What house did you see me at with the bundle?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You came from the prosecutor's house—there were four of you—I saw no woman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he was a dealer, and bought the things of two men in the street.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of Receiving.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at this Court, in August</hi>, 1865,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to seven years' penal servitude; and Reeves, the officer of the House of Correction, stated that he had previously received a like sentence.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 9
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he is not here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., to Thomas James, of Cable Street, and sixteen dozen, at 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., to Esther Davis.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to J. and G. Thorpe, of Leicester, hosiers and elastic web manufacturers—on 1st June, Mr. Seddon, the buyer to Fowell & Bennett, of Wood Street, earner to me at Friday Street, Leicester, and bought of me thirty-two dozen pairs of woollen stockings, a job lot—he paid me 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., per dozen for them—I saw them packed, and wrote the label—the number of the package was 029—they were taken away by the Midland Railway Company—I do not know the man's name, but I should know him again—these stockings are all ours, and the papers are our wrappings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have not ten dozen stockings like these in our stock, we made them merely for samples, and could not sell them—I identify them by the papers and the marks on them, and the yarn—other stockings would not be marked the same as ours, we have a mark of our own—these being a job lot, we put them in old papers, marked 1, 2, 3—we found we could not force that trade, and gave it up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-80" type="given" value="FREDERICK HENRY"/>FREDERICK HENRY SEDDON</persName> </hi>. I am carman to William Davis and others, carrying on business under the name of Powell, Davis & Beddington, at 69, Wood Street, London—about 1st June, I was at Leicester, and bought of Mr. Thorpe thirty-two dozen pairs of stockings, at prices varying from 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—these are them, I recognize them by the peculiar mixture—I had the usual trade discount, 2 1/2 percent off 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I thought them worth 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen, and that I had made a very good bargain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I bought them as a job lot—we received the invoice afterwards, and the goods were delivered the morning afterwards—I did not sign for the delivery, nobody is here who did—I saw the hamper con
<lb/>taining the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-81" type="surname" value="POOR"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-81" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD POOR</persName> </hi>. I am carman to the Midland Railway Company—on Saturday, 24th June, I delivered a hamper at the office of Davis and others, 69, Wood Street, marked 029—this is the delivery note, it is signed by Powell—I received the hamper from the Mint Street goods station—I left it at the bottom of the stairs when I delivered it, and they came and looked at it—it was a good sized hamper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-82" type="surname" value="POIGNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-82" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY POIGNARD</persName> </hi>. I am a porter in the service of Davis and others, of 69, Wood Street—on Saturday, 24th June, I saw a hamper in the passage, on the ground floor—I saw it safe again on 26th June, about 1.20, when I went out, and when I came back at 1.50 it was gone—there was a printed label on it, "From Thorpe, of Leicester," and "69, Wood Street," was the address on it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-83" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS POWELL</persName> </hi>. I have an interest in the firm of Davis, of 69, Wood Street, but am not a partner—I saw the hamper in the passage, and saw the label on it—it was not sold, nor even taken into stock, because we had not room for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-84" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL REES</persName> </hi>. I am a marine store and general dealer, of 154, St. George's-in-the-East—I know the prisoners, they are rag merchants, which is the same line of business—they are, I believe, partners, and carry on business in Gibson Street, Whitechapel—I have known them all my life, but only three or four months trading together—they came to me, together, on 30th June—Simmonds was a very intimate friend of mine—I was sorting rags, and he said "I have got some stockings in my pocket which I think will suit you"—I said "If I can sell them I will buy them"—he showed me two pairs; I asked him the price, he said 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pair—I said "How many have you?"—he said "Thirty three dozen pair"—I said "I have a friend in the neighbourhood, in the hosiery way, and I shall be able to give you an answer"—I then went to Mr. John Lamb's shop—he was not at home—I found him at Mr. Barnett's public-house—he said that he would not mind taking four dozen pairs at 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—I went back and said that I had been offered 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by Mr. Jacobs, and could sell four dozen pairs if they would let me have them at 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which they agreed to do—that was about 12 o'clock in the day, and Lynn brought me four dozen pairs of stockings about half an hour afterwards—I was supposed to pay both the prisoners for them, and I gave Simmonds next day an order for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and he was to send the rest of the stockings—I took the four dozen to Mr. Jacobs, and he paid me 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pair for them—that was on Friday, 30th June—next day, about 2 p.m., Lynn came into my shop, but brought nothing—I left a sample with Barnett, the publican, who said he thought he could sell some; and next morning Mr. J. Levy, the salesman to Mr. Solomons, came and said "I can do with four dozen or six dozen of these stockings"—the prisoners came about half an hour afterwards—I told them what I had done, and Lynn went out and brought the stockings in a cart—I think there were twenty-eight dozen—the parcels were in a bag—I paid Lynn 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the Saturday, and a balance of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was left—they bought some goods of me, and I paid the balance and settled the account—I paid 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether—this arrangement was made with both prisoners—the stockings are in the same paper as I received them in—I gave the same price for the twenty-eight dozen, 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I considered that a fair price—it would not do to put them in my shop if I thought they had been dishonestly come by—I have known Simmonds in business about fifteen years—everything was done perfectly openly—I mentioned to Levy and to the publican where I got them—I knew where Simmonds lived, and could find him at any time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ask Simmonds where he got them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I had dealt with him hundreds of times.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOSS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>) On 26th June I received information of the robbery of a hamper from Davis & Co.—on the evening of July 11th, I was in Gloucester Street, Whitechapel, and saw the prisoners outside their shop—they are marine store dealers—I was accompanied by Brett and Mrs. Rees—Rees pointed them out, and said "There is something wrong about those goods; these gentlemen are enquiring about them"—he did not mention the kind of goods—I said to the prisoners, "Do you know this man; did you sell him any stockings?"—he said "Yes, what about them?"</p>
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<p>—I said "Those stockings have been stolen; from whom did you receive them?"—Lynn said "From two men, who came to our place"—I said "Do you know them?"—he said "No, I do not think I should know them if I were to see them again"—I said "Did you receive any invoice, or have you got anything to show?"—Lynn hesitated some seconds, and then said to Simmonds, "Had you any invoice?"—he said "No, had you?"—Lynn said "No, I had not"—I said "Have you any books to show, or any entry?" and this book was then produced, which they said was the only one they had—there are several names in it, and amounts of money—I said "What did you pay for those stockings?"—Lynn said "8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per pair, all round"—I said "Did you examine the goods, so as to know how many pairs?"—he said "Yes"—Lynn then looked at Rees, and said "No, it was 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I gave"—I told him the account was not at all satisfactory, and I should have to charge them with receiving the goods, well knowing them to be stolen—I took them to the station, and found on Lynn 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—I asked him how long he bought the goods before he sold them to Mr. Rees; he said "About a week."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told him I was an officer, before I put those questions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-86" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES BRETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I was with Moss—I corroborate all he has stated—when Lynn looked at him, Rees shook his head.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Simmonds says: "</hi> I did not know they, were stolen."
<hi rend="italic">Lynn says:</hi> "I did not know they were stolen."</p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-572-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-572-18710814 t18710814-572-punishment-11"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY DORE</hi> (33),</persName>
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<interp inst="t18710814-573-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> Embezzling the sums of 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 14
<hi rend="italic">/.</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DENTON</hi> (17)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-91" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-91" type="surname" value="BUCK"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-91" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BUCK</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, a baker, at 5, Milton Street, Chiswell Street—on Tuesday night, 1st August, about 11 o'clock, I saw the prisoner and prosecutor fall into our shop—Bampton was underneath.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw no blow—the packing-case maker, next door, has an iron grating outside his shop—I did not see Bampton fall on it—I do not know whether he was drunk—I have often seen him before, and have seen him tipsy on various occasions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-92" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-92" type="surname" value="STURGES"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-92" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY STURGES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Sturges, of 80, Milton Street—I was at my first-floor window, and saw the prisoner and prosecutor struggling in Mr. Buck's doorway—they let go of each other, and the prisoner followed Bampton, and knocked him down on the kerbstone with his fist—he got up, picked up his hat, and walked towards his own house—the prisoner followed him, and struck him in the face again, and he fell—I called out "You coward!"—he said "If you were down here I would serve you the same"—I did not see Bampton hit the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know what was the beginning of it—several of his companions were there—it is a very crowded neighbourhood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-93" type="surname" value="BAMPTON"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-93" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BAMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am a smith, and live at 6, Haberdasher Square—on this night, about 11 o'clock, I saw the prisoner and some other young men—the prisoner began calling me names, and I wanted to know the reason</p>
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<p>he was always insulting me—he had insulted me many a time before—he seized me round the throat, and I have no recollection of what happened afterwards—I sometimes have a drop of beer, but I am very far from being a drunkard—I was drunk on this night, and have scarcely a recollection of seeing the doctor—this black eye is the result of the knocking about I had that night—I did not strike the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not had more than a pint or two, and do not know why they called me names; they do that when I have had no beer whatever—I said before the Magistrate that Stanley struck me, and I struck him in return—that is two or three years ago—I have been accused of striking Mr. Catherley, but I did not—I have not knocked my wife about when I have had a pint of beer—I do not remember catching hold of the prisoner's collar, and saying that he would have to go to the station-house—I was on the ground twice in the struggle—my head did not go against the railings—he seized my hair before I got to the baker's shop—some hammering was done on my face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-94" type="surname" value="WOROER"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-94" type="given" value="THOMAS HEWLET"/>THOMAS HEWLET WOROER</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 29, Chiswell Street—on 1st August, I was sent for to the prosecutor's house, and found him with a lacerated wound on the left eye-brow; both his eyes were very much blackened, and the right eye was bruised—his lower jaw was fractured—that might have been caused by a fall against an iron grating.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A fall on the grating, and a fall in the shop, might produce what I saw—he was excited by drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. In my judgment the broken jaw was the result of a direct blow, but it might be caused by a fall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-95" type="surname" value="O'BRIEN"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-95" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL O'BRIEN</persName> </hi>. lam a tailor, and live with my father at 4, Haber
<lb/>dasher Square—on the Tuesday night, I was in Milton Street, about 11 o'clock, and saw Bampton go up to the prisoner, and catch him by the neck—the prisoner asked him to leave go, but he would not, and they fell together into the baker's shop—the prisoner had not done anything to him while I was there—when Bampton caught hold of the prisoner, he said "Come to the police,"—when they got to the baker's shop, Bampton made a blow at the prisoner, but missed him, and then the prisoner struck him a blow just between the eye and the cheek bone, and he fell on the grating, on his face—he was taken up, and taken to his own home—he was drunk—I have seen him in custody several times—I was called before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had no attorney before the Magistrate—I saw Bampton fall, once in the shop, and once on the grating—I knew them both very well—I know Mrs. Sturges; she lives about 20 yards from that place—I did not see her while it was going on, but I saw her looking out at the window afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Could she see the struggle from there if she had looked?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I had not seen the prisoner that night before—I heard no jeering going on—he was drunk—the only blow he received was catching hold of him by his neck—he fell quite helpless, but he walked very well—I could see that he was drunk—he did not get up after the second blow—Bampton said nothing, but put his hand on the prisoner's collar, and said "I shall take you to the police."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were six or seven of us together—the people were all standing at their doors; it was a fine summer night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-96" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-96" type="given" value="JOSHUA"/>JOSHUA MOORE</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Carter Court, Barbican—I was in Milton</p>
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<p>Street on let August, and saw Bampton go down the street, half an hour before this—he looked at O'Brien, and all of us, very hard; somebody had been halloaing after him—he came back drunk, half an hour afterwards, took hold of the prisoner's collar, and said "Where do you live?"—the prisoner said "Let me go," and he said "I won't"—the prisoner struggled to get away, and they both fell in a baker's shop—Bampton made another blow at the prisoner, and the prisoner struck him a blow in the face, and knocked him down—he was taken up, and carried home—the prisoner struck no blow till after the struggle in the baker's shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-97" type="surname" value="INWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-97" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE INWOOD</persName> </hi>. I live with my father and mother, at 10, Haberdasher Square—I was sitting on a step in Milton Street, and saw Bampton come up to the prisoner—he caught hold of him, and said "Come to the police
<lb/>man "—they struggled, and fell on the iron railings—I had not seen the prisoner strike or annoy Bampton—Bampton struck at him, and missed him, and then it was that the blow was given.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You heard no halloaing after the prosecutor?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, and no jeering—he selected Bampton because he was the nearest—he was painly drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-98" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-98" type="surname" value="CURRAN"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-98" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN CURRAN</persName> </hi>. I live with my father and mother, at 8, Tyndal Street—I was talking to a little girl outside a baker's shop—the prisoner was standing at the corner of the kerb, and Bampton came, and caught him by the neck, and said "Come along with me"—the prisoner said "Let me go," they struggled, and fell in the baker's shop together—the prisoner had not struck a single blow before that, but when he came out he made a blow at him, and he fell on his face on the iron.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BORLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">gave the prisoner a good character as an industrious, intensive lad, but</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT BROWN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 157,
<hi rend="italic">stated that he was neither quiet nor peaceable, but was always annoying street passengers, and that Bampton had complained of him before for knocking a bag of his shoulder, but that Bampton was then a little the worse for drink.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I did not see you at the window?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, you looked up, and saw me—you had squeaking boots on when you came in, and you had your boots undone when you went out.</p>
<p>
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<lb/>day night, when this robbery took place, about 12.15, I was waiting for my husband, who had gone to his club—after he came in I secured the door myself—it fastens with a common lock; a common latch-key would open it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I should have gone back the same evening only I was too late; I had to walk four miles, which was the reason I ceased to lodge there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WITHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer Y</hi>). I took the prisoner on 21st July, at Park Farm, Muswell Hill—I told him the charge—he said he knew nothing about it—I found on him this key which unlocks the door of 11, Liverpool Cottages—this watch was in his waistcoat pocket—this Albert chain I received from the person where he was lodging, and he was wearing these boots.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) with me, when he went away, to take charge of.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I could have robbed the house a hundred times over if I wished, but I did not; I bought the things of a young man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>tion at the Police Court, I searched the area where the prisoner was taken, and found 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and copper—these two 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. packets of copper were wrapped up in brown paper, and the silver was loose on the ground.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-112" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 210). Poulter called me about 3.30, and I found the prisoner in the area of No. 62—I found a half-crown and a latch-key on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-113" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-113" type="given" value="GEORGE ANTHONY"/>GEORGE ANTHONY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Victoria Tavern, Buckingham Palace Road—about 5.30 on Tuesday morning, my barman made a communi
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<p>forced open; the woodwork was cut away—I missed about 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., among which was about 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of silver, also a gold scarf pin—this packet of silver has the name of Watney & Co. on it, which was on one of my packets—I had closed the house the night before, and the windows were shut—I have no doubt that these are my coppers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-114" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-114" type="given" value="GEORGR HENRY"/>GEORGR HENRY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness, and have seen the prisoner coming regularly to the bar for two months—anybody in the bar could see the place where the money was put at night, and left for the morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-115" type="given" value="NORMAN"/>NORMAN TURPIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi> I examined the prosecutor's premises, and traced marks from the rear, which Cox pointed out, over three walls, to the place where the prisoner was seen—the door between the bar and the house had been forced open—I took the prisoner's boots off and compared them with the footmarks in the garden, and found that they corresponded—one of them was out of repair, and there was the mark of it—I traced the marks from where he was first seen to the area, and from the area to the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had been drinking over night, and fell asleep in a water closet under this wall. I was coming away, and the policeman saw me, and I got over the walls.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-576-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**†—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-576-18710814 t18710814-576-punishment-15"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1871.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-123" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SAMPSON</persName> </hi>. I was head nurse to Mr. Owens, at Hampton Court—the prisoner was there as wet nurse—she is nineteen years old—she had been at Mr. Owen's about six weeks, and I was there nine months—there had never been any quarrel between us—on Thursday, 13th July, I went to bed about 11 o'clock—the prisoner slept in the same room, but not in the same bed—she woke me up two or three times during the night—the first time was soon after midnight, and she asked me to take something out of a glass—she asked for a razor to cut her corn; that was about 3 o'clock in the morning—I said I could not find it—she then asked if she might have a knife, and I said "Yes"—I went to sleep again—she woke me again, and asked me to take some more out of the glass, and I took a little—I don't know what it was—I tasted it and it was rather hot—I went to sleep again—when I woke again, she was kneeling on the bed by my side, with the knife in one hand and holding my hands with the other—I saw blood on my night dress, but what was done to my throat was done before I woke—I struggled with her for some time—she said "Don't make a noise, I only want you for a few minutes"—I succeeded in getting the</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose she had been confined some time before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, about seven months before she came to Mr. Owen's—I did not observe anything strange about her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OWEN</persName> </hi>. Sampson was my head nurse—on Friday morning, 14th July, about 6 o'clock, she came into my room where I was sleeping with my wife—she had blood on her throat, and also on her night dress—she had this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in her hand—she made a statement to me—I called in a medical man, and fetched a policeman—at that time Sampson was lying on the bed, very much agitated—when the policeman came, she gave the prisoner in custody for attempting to cut her throat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-125" type="given" value="MOSES"/>MOSES LYVETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 391). On 14th July, I was fetched by Mr. Owen to his house—I went into the nursery, where the prisoner was—she was not quite dressed—I had no conversation with her—she was given in custody, and this knife was handed to me—Sampson's night dress was covered with blood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SHILLINGFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi> 43). I was acting-inspector when the prisoner was brought to the station by Lyvett—I said "You have committed a very serious act"—she said "I don't recollect anything at all about it. I did not know anything about it till I saw Emma with the blood on her night dress, and she said 'You see what you have done.' I don't recollect anything about it"—she also said "I had a fall down stairs seven years ago, and oftentimes since that I have no recollection of what I do"—after the remand she seemed quite a different girl—she was well fed in the meantime, and gave up the suckling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-127" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SAMPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The girl was well fed when she was nurse—she had meat three times a day sometimes, and as much food as she wanted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed the Jury to acquit the prisoner, stating that it was quite obvious she did not know what she was about.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR</hi>. St.
<hi rend="smallCaps">AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-130" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been with my husband all the evening after he came from work—that was between 9 and 10 o'clock—I am sure the prisoner was drunk—he said he was mad drunk, or else he would not have done it—he seemed as if he was drunk—I did not tell the Magistrate he was sober—I did not say he was as sober as my husband, I am quite sure of that—my husband was sitting on the door step, with his feet inside the passage—no one was with him—he walked down stairs and sat on the door step—when the prisoner went down I was behind him—I did not see Mrs. Gupp there—when she received the blow she put on her bonnet and went away—the prisoner was against the door arid I was a little way from him, behind him—he did not try to jump over my husband to get into the street—I was sober—I had had nothing to drink that night—after the kick I took my husband up stairs—I thought if he went to sleep his eye would be better—he said he felt as if his eye was running away, and I took him to the hospital—that was half an hour or an hour after—I am quite sure he was sober—he had not been quarrelling with the prisoner at all—the prisoner pulled his coat off and threw it on the stairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-131" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ATLEE</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor—the prisoner lives in the same house—I have had no quarrel with him—on 30th June, I left off my work and went home—as I went up stairs I was called on to the first floor by Mrs. Gupp—she had bought a bird, and asked me to come and look at it—the prisoner was in her room—he got up and went up stairs—I waited there, and he came down again and challenged me to fight—he made a blow at me, which missed me and struck Mrs. Gupp—I went down and sat on the step—the prisoner came after me and challenged me there—I said I was not able to fight, as I had been in the hospital ten months—he up with his foot and kicked me in the eye, and said "Take that"—I was insensible for a time—my wife took me to the hospital about 12 o'clock, and I was there till 25th July—I was quite sober—I can't say how the prisoner was.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say that he appeared sober—I did not notice the man at all—there had never been a quarrel between us—I can't give any reason for this taking place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-132" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-132" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon at the London Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there on the night of 30th June, suffering from a lacerated wound across the top of the left eyebrow, and a rupture of the left eyeball—he will never recover the complete sight of that eye again—it will never be so good as it has been.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-133" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-133" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA TREFARREN</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Crown Court, Seething Lane—my husband is a watchman at Brewer's Quay—I did not see the accident, but I was in the court, and I saw the prisoner try to get past, and he made a jump over—I heard no bad words used.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-134" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-134" type="surname" value="FERNLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-134" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA FERNLEY</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner about six months, since he came to take a room in my house, next door to me—he was a very peace
<lb/>able, quiet, clean person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness in reply.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-135" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT REEVES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">a warder</hi>). The prisoner had six months at the Middlesex Sessions, in December, 1867, for causing actual bodily harm—he also had to find recognizances to keep the peace for six months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-580-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710814-581-offence-1 t18710814-name-137"/>Frances Rowe</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Unlawfully abusing her.
<hi rend="italic">Third Count</hi>—For an indecent assault.
<hi rend="italic">Fourth Count</hi>—For inflicting grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEBLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710814-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-140" type="surname" value="MCDOUGALL"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Renner</hi>, in the West India Docks—on 25th July, I was on Tower Hill—I saw a crowd, and went to see what it was—there were two men, with a rope performance—while I was looking on I heard a click—I turned round, and felt in my pocket, and my watch was gone—the chain was hanging down—I turned to the prisoner, who was at my right shoulder, and accused him of stealing my watch—he denied it—I took him by the collar, and he pulled off his jacket—a constable came up with a little boy, and I gave the prisoner in charge—the watch was worth 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-141" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TURNER</persName> </hi>. I live at the Tower—on 25th July, I was in the crowd, and saw the prisoner take the watch out of the prosecutor's waistcoat pocket, and hand it to another man, who ran down Thames Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710814-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-142" type="surname" value="FOX"/>
<interp inst="t18710814-name-142" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FOX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">R</hi>). On 25th July I was on duty on Tower Hill—Turner ran across to me as I was going to disperse the crowd—he said something, and pointed out the prisoner to me—I took him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you have Turner's hand, walking very slow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The boy was timid going into the crowd—I did not know him before—he came up to me, and said "Fox, I saw that man take the watch"—I asked him to point out the man—I had to stoop to understand what he said; he did not speak loud enough, and I could not understand him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> McDougall did not have hold of the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, they were having a conversation as the boy and me went over to them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was standing at Brewer's Quay, and saw the mob, and went up. Directly I got there, the prosecutor caught hold of me, and said I had his watch. I said I had not. He said "I think you have." I took off my coat, and shook it, and stood there till the constable came up, holding Turner's hand, walking very slowly, as if he knew nothing about it The prosecutor called him, and drew his attention to what we were talking about. He looked at me very hard, and told the persons to go away who were being tied up with the rope. I looked round, and saw the constable whispering in the witness's ear, and the boy said "I saw him take the watch, and give it to a man, who ran up there." I was took innocent; the boy knew nothing at all about it.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Montague Smith.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Looking at a small sketch of the place</hi>) this is a correct sketch of the vatting floor—it is a level floor, and there are four vats, each having a distinct man-hole—there are troughs, where several casks may be rolled and emptied at the same time, and the troughs empty themselves into the man-hole—when being used for the purpose of starting the wine into them, pieces of the floor are taken up—they were not removed at this time—Geddes was standing about a yard from this man-hole—he could not fall into it; impossible—I did not measure the orifice of the man-hole—I saw him fall down the man-hole, by the troughs, immediately over the man-hole—his head was pointing to the man-hole, his legs were a little raised up into the air—if the man-hole had been sufficiently large, he would have slipped down—his head was not in the man-hole, but in the shoot, or trough—the boards were taken off; it was all open—the operation was going on, and the troughs were exposed—when he fell, his head was at the man-hole, but in the trough—I could not say whether his head touched anything—the trough inclines to the man-hole—he fell across the trough; part of his body was resting on the edge of the floor, and his head was over the trough—Mr.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The deceased could not have gone down the man-hole—he was standing facing the trough; the trough was between him and me, and the prisoner was on the same side as I was—the deceased fell over the trough, leading to the hole, on his back—before the prisoner said "Mind, I have not hit you yet, but I shall," he had been challenged by the de
<lb/>ceased three separate times—the blow he struck the deceased was decidedly with the open hand—I saw the deceased afterwards, and there was no appearance of any blow on his face—I saw Geddes with this instrument called a flogger, in his hand—I did not see him use it, but I heard him say afterwards that he had struck the prisoner with it in the face, or beard, and he wished it had been a sound one—I saw blood on the prisoner's cheek afterwards—when the prisoner asked the deceased to go and see Mr. Goulay, he answered positively "I shan't go"—he did not speak in a civil way—when he said to the prisoner "Come on," I don't know that he made any movement; he could not have moved far, or else he would have crossed the trough, which he did not—he appeared to be very angry; he meant doing all the mischief he possibly could, no doubt—he seemed in a great temper—I did not hear the prisoner say "I did not come here to fight, I came here to get work"—I had known the deceased six or seven years—he was not exactly a quiet inoffensive man—I had not known the prisoner at all, I had only seen him occasionally on the wharf.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the prisoner came in, Geddes was superintending the operations, putting the wine in the vat, and the mixing of the finings—he was vault-keeper, and was superintending the work, and the men—the prisoner was several minutes asking him to go and see Mr. Goulay before I saw him seize Geddes, or use that action; Geddes was then at the man-hole.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before you heard the slap you had not seen any actual blow, on either side?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—there was a struggle, a wrestle—Geddes prided himself very much on the power of his arm; his intention, as explained to me afterwards, was to seize the prisoner by the throat.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think it impossible for one man to
<hi rend="italic">shove</hi> anyone down the man-hole—I have known the prisoner eight or nine months—he is a peaceable man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were walking together to King David Lane station—there was no one with them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The deposition of James Wilson Geddes was read as follows:</hi>—"I live at 13, Agnes Street, Limehouse. I was vault-keeper at the London and Continental Wharf, Wapping. On 1st April, at 3.45, I was on the vat floor. The prisoner and a man named Taylor, who had been discharged a few days before, came and asked me to see Mr. Goulay about their being discharged. I said 'You know, James, Goulay would not send his messenger if he wanted me.' He said 'What am I to do.' I said 'It is no use my going up, I reasoned with him before you left; if you can get a job, I will myself give you a character as an honest industrious man; I can't do more.' I then walked away to wards the man-hole, and stood close by Maynard, when I was seized back and front by the throat, by the prisoner. He took me quite off my legs, and I found myself down the man-hole, at least my head and shoulders and one arm were. I cried for help, a witness took me up, and pulled me out. I was maddened, and said 'Let me get at him.' The fall I had hurt me. I fell over an iron bar, and then struck my right side. The man Taylor, I think, stood between us. I stepped past him, and he again got me by the throat. I saw a flogger on the floor, and picked it up, and said I would hit him. I could not do so, however, I fell exhausted. After this I went down stairs, and walked up Commercial Street, and saw McCombie. He said 'Have you had enough?' I said 'Quite enough,
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I fell over the iron bar into the man-hole. It was the fall over that that broke my ribs. The bar is the edging of the man-hole. He told me the governor wanted to see me. I told him I would not go till a special messenger came. I did not tell him to go off the premises. I did not first take up the flogger; when I had the flogger, he rushed at me, and his head got cut, but I did not strike him. I believe to some extent he meant to push me over the man-hole. He was in a great rage. I respected him; it was Mr. Goulay who had all to do with dis
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710814-587-offence-1 t18710814-name-162"/>Grace Litoff</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEBLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prosecutrix in this case was imbecile, and unable to be examined.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-587-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710814-588-offence-1 t18710814-name-165"/>Mary Langley</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Charles Henry Pinhorn, tried this day, see Kent Cases.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTOMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRIS</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">scrummage</hi>—we both fell—we got up, and he said "I will have no more of this," and he drew back 3 or 4 yards away from me—my wife halloaed out "He has got a knife"—he came towards me; I tried to get away, and Ham knocked me down on my right side—the prisoner ran in, and stabbed me on the left his directly I fell—I halloaed out "I am stabbed!"—I put my hand down to my thigh, and there was blood running down—Bushnell and my wife helped me up—she was close by, the whole time—the prisoner stood a little way off after he stabbed me—I am sure he is the man that struck me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been to the review at Bushey Park that day—I went after dinner-time, with another man—we got there about 3 o'clock—after we came away, I went home, and went out again—we called at one public-house, not more—I had had two or three pots of
<hi rend="italic">half-and-half</hi> that</p>
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<p>day—that was on the way down—we stopped at Hampton first of all, and then we went into Bushey Park—we had nothing at all there, only a bit of lunch, which I took in my pocket; nothing to drink—we were at Bushey five or six hours, and had a pint of
<hi rend="italic">half-and-half</hi>—that was not in the Park—I only had that one pint from the time I got down till my return home, and that was at Hampton—after I got home I went to this public-house, to ask for some
<hi rend="italic">half-and-half</hi>—Bushnell, Ham, and the prisoner were there—Ham is here to-day—there were a few others there besides, five or six persons, that I saw—Bushnell came out first, and I came out after—the prisoner did not come out with me—my wife was close by when I was stabbed—she came to the public-house, and asked me if I was going home, and I said I was in a few minutes—I went out to go home, and got into this bother—I went about 3 or 4 yards from the door—I went back because I heard the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> between the old man and the prisoner—it was not all done in a minute; it might have taken three or four minutes—the moon was shining brightly, and you could see quite plain—I had a conversation with Mr. Lundy, the medical man, who came to see me—I did not tell him Ham was the man that stabbed me—I will swear that—I was on the ground when I was stabbed, lying on my right side—the stab was on the left hip—Ham stood just by me, and Bushnell was 3 or 4 yards away—we had no words together, we were very good friends before—I had no words with him, except complaining that he knocked Bushnell down—I knew Merrick before; he was a quiet, peaceable man, so far as I have seen of him—I have known him three or four years, and he has always been a hard-working man, as far as I know.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was quite sober when this took place—Ham hit me, and knocked me down, as I was trying to get away, and the prisoner ran in, and stabbed me—he was only about 2 yards away from Ham—I saw the knife in Merrick's hand.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-169" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA DODGE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—I was at Feltham with him when he was stabbed—I was standing close by him—we had left the public-house, and had got as far as the railway gates, when we heard the
<hi rend="italic">wrangling</hi> between Merrick and Bushnell—my husband went back, but before he got back, Merrick knocked Bushnell down—my husband said he ought to be ashamed of himself, and he was old enough to be his father—Merrick said "You can take it up, if you like"—my husband said he did not wish to do so, and Merrick knocked him down—he got up, and they had a bit of a
<hi rend="italic">scrummage</hi>—Merrick fell, and my husband fell on him—they got up, and Merrick said he would not have any more of it, and he stooped down, to pick up something, as I thought, and I saw him draw a knife from somewhere, but I could not tell where—I called out to my husband, "Merrick has a knife in his hand," and he turned to run away, when Ham ran in, and knocked him down—he went back a yard, and Merrick rushed in, and stabbed him while he was on the ground—my husband called out "I am stabbed!"—me and Bushnell helped him up—he put his hand to his left thigh, and drew it away full of blood—I called "Murder!" and "Police!"—my husband was sober—I went into the public-house about 11.45, and he had been there about a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was the worse for drink—I went to the public-house to fetch my husband home—I often fetch him home when he is out late—I saw Merrick ask my husband to drink, and he asked Merrick to drink during the time I stayed there they had a pint pot—I</p>
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<p>don't know whether it was
<hi rend="italic">half-and-half</hi> or not—there was no one close to Merrick when he stabbed my husband—Ham was about two yards away, and I was about two yards from Ham—there was a mob round, but not near them—I have been convicted of an assault on a woman—we had 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each to pay—I have been convicted once besides that—Merrick went back three or four yards when he stooped down—I thought he was going to pick up something—I don't know whether he did or not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-170" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HAM</persName> </hi>. I was present on 30th June—when I went outside the public-house, Merrick called me to assist him—he was on the ground when I got to him—I stooped to help him up, and someone struck me several times, and knocked me down—I got up—I was bleeding from the nose—while I was standing there I heard someone call out "I am stabbed"—I looked round, and saw them taking Dodge away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know who it was knocked me down—I was only three or four yards away—I did not see any knife—I could not say whether Dodge was sober or drunk—I did not take much notice—the prisoner was not drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 343). I went to Merrick's house, about 2 o'clock on the morning of 1st July—he was in bed—I told him he was requested to go to the police-station, as he was charged with cutting and wounding Dodge—he made no reply—on the way to the station I asked him if he had a knife—he produced the one I now produce—I went with the prisoner, Sergeant Wills, and Dr. Lundy, to Dodge's house—he was asked whether he could identify the man who stabbed him, and he said "Yes, Merrick"—I did not find any trace of blood on the knife—I produce the trowsers the prosecutor was wearing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were no marks of blood on the knife, and it did not appear as if it had been wiped at all—it is an ordinary workman's knife—there was dirt inside, as if it had been kept in the pocket—he pro
<lb/>duced the knife at once, and did not hesitate at all—Ham's name was not mentioned to me at all—I told the prisoner he was wanted for stabbing Dodge—he made no answer—the knife is a little bit rusty now—it was brighter then—there were no marks of blood in the prisoner's pockets, or about his clothes—there was blood on his shoulder, but that was from a wound on his head.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-172" type="given" value="LEWIS FRANCIS"/>LEWIS FRANCIS LUNDY</persName> </hi>. I was called in at 12.30, on the morning of 1st July, to see the prosecutor—he was suffering from an incised wound on the upper part of the left hip—it was about half an inch deep, and not more than half an inch in length—a knife of this description would inflict such a wound—he lost a large quantity of blood—I attended him for ten or twelve days—he is quite well now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in Court during the trial, and have heard the evidence given by Dodge—I think that the wound was sufficiently deep to have been given with force—I should not expect to find a large quantity of blood on a knife of this kind if it was immediately withdrawn through a man's shirt and trowsers—you may or may not find any—there was a great deal of blood on the trowsers—I should have expected to find traces of blood on the knife if I had seen it immediately afterwards, but it is quite possible that being withdrawn no trace of blood would be found on it—the knife was shown to me about 5 o'clock that morning, and it was very much in the same state as I now see it; it has got a little rusty now, hut there was he appearance of its having been wiped—when I went to</p>
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<p>Dodge's house I asked him who did it—he said "Ham, Dick Ham, and a tall young man that worked with him"—Merrick was not there then—I have known Merrick three or four years—he has always borne the character of a peaceable, quiet, industrious young man: well disposed, and not at all violent or quarrelsome.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went with the constable, and the prisoner, to Dodge's house in the morning, some hours after I first went—he was asked who it was had stabbed him, and he then said "It was Merrick."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say when you first went in to see the prosecutor, you asked him who did it, and he said "Ham, and a tall young man, who was with him?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he was quite sensible at that time—he was losing a large quantity of blood—he was going to say something more, but I stopped him—he had perfect command of his faculties.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-173" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA DODGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not tell Dr. Lundy that Ham was the man that did it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. LUNDY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prosecutor's wife came to my house, and said "My husband is dying from a stab; will you come and see him at once??—I said "Who has done it?"—she replied "Dick Ham."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-590-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a request for the delivery of 18 dozen pots of jam, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">This was a bill-head, with various addresses upon it, with the words "Please deliver to bearer half a gross of red currant jam, half ditto of raspberry, and half ditto black currant, and oblige, for Thomas Bateman, F. H. Wells."</hi>) I handed it back again to the shopman.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-178" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BATEMAN</persName> </hi>. The addresses on this bill-head are not all correct—there are five mistakes in it—this is one of ray bill-heads—I know nothing of the prisoner, or of this order—I have no one named Wells in my employ, and never had.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was employed by two men in Holborn, at the corner of Brownlow Street. They asked me if I wanted a job; I said "Yes," and they told me to go to Crosse & Blackwell's.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-590-18710814 t18710814-590-punishment-22"/>Eighteen Months Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer—I was haymaking about two miles from Edgware—on Friday, 4th August, about 2.15 in the morning, I was lying at the aide of the road—the prisoner came up to me, and asked me for my money—I told him I would see him d——first, and got up, and showed fighting—he overpowered me, and I fell down—he put his hand in my trowsers pocket, and took out all my money, which was about 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I struggled to get up, and he kicked me under the jaw, and said "Lie still, or I will break your jaw for you"—he had a female with him—she said "Don't hurt him"—they went away, and left me—I laid there, half sense
<lb/>less, for a little time—I got up, and went and laid down in a barn, being a stranger there—the next morning I got up, and went into the road, to see if I could see a policeman—I gave him a description of the man and woman—I went out in the hay-fields, to do my work—I was afterwards sent for to the police-station, and saw the prisoner and the woman with other men and women—I went up to the prisoner, and said "That is the man," and I went to the woman, and said "That is the female"—she was afterwards discharged—she never laid the weight of her hand upon me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I picked you up from the ground, and you accused me of robbing you, and I struck you.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—we then went away to Edgware.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> What she says is all false.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 149). I received information of the robbery, and a description of two persons—I traced the prisoner to the Green Man, at Hendon—I found him in the company of a female—I told him I wanted him for assaulting and robbing a man they called
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, was found on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I should not have stopped near there if I had com
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in December</hi>, 1868.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and other goods, his property.</rs> </p>
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<lb/>ing before—I missed four coats, and a tin can containing about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., several other articles, and some instruments belonging to my brother-in-law—I went to the station directly, and on the 4th I saw three of the coats which I had lost.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner Alfred. Q.</hi> How long have you known me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Six years—you have been in the habit of using my house, with other neighbours—I keep wine and ale stores—you were in the house on the night in question—I don't think you were intoxicated—when we" looked over the kitchen at your house, I found a piece of paper that was in one of these coats, under
<lb/>neath the grate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-188" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE KEEP</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Keep, and live at 4, Charlotte Terrace, Barnsbury, where the prisoners live—about 1.30, on the morning of 4th August, he came home, and went down in the kitchen, where they commenced quarrelling for a few minutes—a little while after that I saw a man come and throw something at the window—the male prisoner went to the street door and answered him—the street door was open five or ten minutes—it banged to again, and he went down stairs—I saw two men come to the house after that, and throw some coats down the area—that was about 2.45—they were coats like these—the male prisoner took them in—I saw no more of them afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner Alfred. Q.</hi> Was I sober that morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say—you did not go out again after you came in—you came home almost every night intoxicated, and quarrelled—I saw you open the area door through my broken window—I got out of bed, and I saw you in the area, and I saw you take the coats in—my bedstead is level with the window, and about a foot from the wall—I don't know what the depth of the area is—you had a candle—it was not daylight—I did have a piece of brown paper over the window, but it was broken down, being very hot—I am sure you took the coats in—there was no one in the house but the cat and dog, and it is very certain they did not drag them in—your wife was in the yard, she ran away from you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-189" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DAY</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, at 174, Copenhagen Street—this coat was pledged with me on 6th August, by the female prisoner, in the name of Wilson.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710814-name-190" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker's assistant, at 200, Caledonian Road—these two coats were pledged with me, by the female prisoner, on 4th August.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money—he said "I know nothing at all of the robbery, I shall not go with you"—we had a struggle—I got assistance, and he was taken to the station—I asked him how he accounted for having the coats in</p>
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<hi rend="italic">down the</hi> area, and ran away; I knew nothing at all whose they were"—Hill brought the female prisoner to the station—I told her the charge—she said she knew nothing at all of it, she had seen no coats, nor had she pledged any—I found twenty-one pawn tickets in the house, and a piece of paper under the gate, which Mr. Chilvers produced, partly burnt.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 209). On the morning of 4th August, between 12 and 1 o'clock, I saw the male prisoner standing at the prosecutor's door—the female prisoner was about twenty yards away, in company with another female—I did not see what became of them, I went on—I after
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner Mary. Q.</hi> What kind of a person did you see me with?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A stout woman—I could not swear whether she had a baby or not—I knew the woman, and have seen her many times.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Alfred Hearne, in his defence, stated that he went home with hit wife in
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Mary Hearne stated that she found the three coats in the area the next morn
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I found a certificate of marriage at the prisoner's house—I have not got it here.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Tower clock struck 7.15 as the prisoner dashed his hand across me—I went on Tower Hill for a breath of fresh air—I had been attending to my duties all day—I am responsible at the Union night and day, and I don't get much time to myself—there was a crowd there, but I was not of the crowd or in the crowd—the volunteers were coming down—I found a policeman forty yards away—the prisoner did not attempt to run away, he had not the chance to do it—I did not hear the prisoner say to the officer "This man charges me with attempting to steal his watch"—he told me I had made a mistake—I said I could swear he took ray watch and put it in my hand afterwards—I told the constable I charged him with attempting to steal my watch, and that was all I said—the prisoner has been in custody since 8th July.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see what occurred; I saw the crowd at the bottom of the hill—the prisoner and prosecutor walked towards me—the prisoner was about three feet in front of the prosecutor—the prosecutor said "I give him into custody for attempting to steal my watch"—when they got up to me they both stopped—the prosecutor spoke—the prisoner said "I have got nothing to say if the prosecutor charges me"—I did not hear him say it was quite a mistake.</p>
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