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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>DAKIN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, September 18th, 1871, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-1" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BALIOL BRETT</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-2" type="given" value="ANTHONY"/>ANTHONY CLEASBY</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-3" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUKE</persName> </hi>, Bart,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M. P.,
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-5" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND"/>WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-7" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHETHAM</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18710918-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="t18710918-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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<interp inst="t18710918-name-10" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JONES</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HALSE GATTY JONES</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAKIN, MAYOR. ELEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "11th January, 1871. 1, Beechey Street, Leyton Road, Stratford. Mr. Barlee. Sir. Please inform me price of stocks at Battersea, and do you deliver by barge or monkey boat, and oblige yours respectfully, William Hedges.")—I wrote this reply: "12th January, 1871. Mr. William Hedges. Sir. The price of our stock bricks, delivered at Battersea Wharf, is 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per thousand; grizzels, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. less per thousand. We deliver by barge, not by monkey boat. (Signed) H. Barlee."—On the 13th I received this letter</p>
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<p>from William Hedges: "Sir In reply to yours of yesterday, I will thank you to send to Battersea Wharf, one barge of stocks, say about 30,000, at 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; cash at a month. At the same time, I beg to hand you reference, Mr. C. Zencraft, iron and stone merchant, 42, King's Road, Asylum Road, Old Kent Road, S.E."—I wrote to Mr. Zencraft on 14th January, 1871, and received this answer: "16th January, 1871. 42, King's Road, Peckham. To the Secretary of the Cowley Brick Company.
<hi rend="italic">Re</hi> W. Hedges I have had several transactions with the above, and always found him regular in his payments; and I should consider him respectable, and I should other
<lb/>wise say trustworthy; but I cannot say anything respecting his means. (Signed) C. S. Zencraft."—I dispatched by the barge
<hi rend="italic">Jane,</hi> 25,000 stocks to Battersea Wharf, and with them this delivery note, marked "D:" "Received from the Cowley Brick Company, Limited, 24th January, 1871, per clerk boat
<hi rend="italic">Jane,</hi> stocks, 25,000. (Signed) J. Chandler. W. Hedges."—It was sent for signature by the consignee—I wrote that same day to Mr. Hedges that I had despatched a barge, with 25,000 stock bricks, consigned to him at Battersea Wharf, and I received back the delivery note, marked "D," as it now appears—on 27th January, 1871, I received this post-card from William Hedges.: "I, Beechey Street, Ley ton Road, Stratford. The barge of bricks duly received, and unloaded yesterday."—I have tried to obtain payment at the address given, 1, Beechey Street, Leyton Road, by written and personal application—I went to the house in March or April, and found it shut up—there was no business carried on there at all—I have not been paid—I made inquiries for William Hedges, but could not find him or ascertain his whereabouts—prior to making inquiries, I received other letters from Hedges—I received one on 20th February, 1871, from the same place at Stratford, ordering another barge of stocks, at 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and stating that he would run down to Uxbridge, and pay for the two barges—I sent off 25,000 stocks 'on 25th February, and I wrote a letter stating that I had dispatched them, and asking for an acknowledgement of the same—the delivery note is dated 25th February, 1871: "Received from the Cowley Brick Company, Limited, by the boat
<hi rend="italic">Jane,</hi> stocks, 25,000.
<hi rend="italic">Pro</hi> William Hedges, G. Bruton."—I have not been paid for those bricks—I have applied for payment—they were sent in the same way, by the barge
<hi rend="italic">Jane</hi>—on 30th January, Southwell came to me at Mr. Hilliard's house, and wanted to know the price of bricks delivered at Cherry Garden Stairs—Southwell is the man who pleaded guilty last Session—he gave me his name as Serle—I told him the price would be 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per thousand above London Bridge; below there would be rather a higher rate—he said he was willing to pay any extra freight; he wished to get the bricks, as he was going to build himself a small house—I asked him for a reference, and he gave me Mr. William Perry, 58, New Street, Kennington, who he said was a retired publican—I made inquiries for Mr. Perry afterwards, but could not find any such person—I received a letter from a person calling himself William Perry, on 1st February—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a delivery note for 24,000 stocks, signed Frederick Serle—on 4th February I received this note, signed Frederick Serle: "Harriot Cottage, Odessa Road, Forest Gate. Mr. Barlee. Sir. When may I expect the bricks at Cherry Garden Stairs?"—This is the letter I received from Mr. Perry, on 1st February: "58, New Street, Kennington. Sir. In reply to yours of 30th instant, respecting Mr. Serle, of Forest Gate, I consider you will be justified in selling him bricks, as I have had business transaction with him for some years, which have been always satisfactory Yours</p>
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<p>respectfully, William Perry."—I wrote a letter afterwards, making an appli
<lb/>cation for the money, to Mr. Serle, Harriot Cottage, Odessa Road—the letter was returned through the Dead Letter Office—I went to the cottage, and found it shut up—in the meantime I had received another letter, dated 11th February, signed Serle—the last lot of bricks were sent by the barge
<hi rend="italic">Lydia</hi>—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "11th February, 1871. Harriot Cottage, Odessa Road, Forest Gate. Mr. Barlee. Sir. The bricks to hand, and unloaded yester
<lb/>day. Please send another barge to Pimlico Wharf, and will send cheque for the two lots; but let me know when I may expect them, as I want them at once. Signed, Frederick Serle.")—Those bricks were sent by the barge
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>—the receipt is dated 14th February, 1871, signed Frederick Serle, "25,000 stock by the barge
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>"—I received a letter on 21st Feb
<lb/>ruary, signed Frederick Serle, acknowledging the receipt of the bricks, and re
<lb/>questing invoice for the same—it was after the bricks were delivered that I made inquiries and found the place shut up—on 28th January, I received this letter, signed in the name of John Archer, from 18, Herbert Street, New North Road—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Will you kindly forward me your price for the best stock bricks, and guzzles, if you have any of the latter, as I am a purchaser; to be delivered at Chelsea. Tour attention will oblige")—I replied, stating our price was 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per thousand hard stock, and grizzels 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per thousand less—on 31st January, I received another letter, signed John Archer, ordering a barge of best stock bricks at 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., to be delivered at Lindsay Wharf, Chelsea, and enclosing as a reference, A. Javey & Co., 17, Great George Street Westminster—on 1st February, I wrote to Messrs. A. Javey & Co. for information respecting John Archer, and received this letter from them in reply: "3rd February, 1871, 17A, Great George Street Gentlemen. In reply to yours of 1st instant, we beg to say that we always found Mr. Archer punctual in his engagements in any business transactions with us"—In consequence of that I wrote to Archer on 6th February, 1871, stating that as the reference was satisfactory, I would send the barge of bricks, the usual quantity, two-thirds stocks and one-third grizzels, to any wharf at Chelsea he might wish; and on the 7th I received this letter from John Archer: "In reply to yours of the 6th, you can please forward the barge to Lindsay Wharf, Chelsea, as addressed in my former note. I ordered all stocks, but if you have them loaded, I can make use of the grizzels"—In consequence of that letter, I dispatched by the barge
<hi rend="italic">Sophia</hi> 17,000 stocks and 8000 grizzels to Lindsay Wharf, Chelsea—on 15th February, I received another letter from John Archer, stating that he had received the barge of bricks, and ordering another barge-load to be delivered at Lindsay Wharf, Chelsea—the delivery note for those bricks has been lost—I have since applied at 18, Herbert Street, New North Road—the letter was returned through the dead letter office—I made a personal ap
<lb/>plication, but he had left about a month, and I could not trace him—I went to the office of the reference, he was not there, and his private address was not known—I could not get any information at all—on 23rd February, I sent to Lindsay Wharf, to John Archer, 18,000 stocks and 7000 grizzels—I received the delivery note back, signed—I sent the invoice by post, which amounted to 71
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. altogether—the amount sent to Hedges was 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—the total amount of the six consignments was 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—in consequence of not finding the persons referred to, I communicated with the police, and the men were taken into custody, and committed for trial—the men there were Southwell, Baker, and Palmer, with the prisoner Feiler—they were</p>
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<p>put upon their trial last Sessions, and pleaded guilty to the charge, and Feiler was remanded till this Sessions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to his house in Beechey Street; it is a corner house—the name of W. Hedges is over the letter box at the side of the door—I did not see any other name—I did not see Feiler's name up, but I can't say it was not there—the shop door was in Beechey Street—I can't say that there was a private door in Leyton Road, I did not go round that way—I did not see Hedges' name over the shop—in these cases I sent off the bricks after receiving a written reference, without making any further inquiries—it won't be so again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710918-name-23" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710918-name-23" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-23" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-23" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am a bargeman, in the employment of Mr. Stroud—about 24th January, I took the barge
<hi rend="italic">Jane</hi> with a load of bricks from the wharf of the Cowley Brick Company to Battersea—at first I did not see anyone to claim the bricks—I afterwards saw Southwell and Baker, two of the men who pleaded guilty here last Sessions—they asked me if I knew the nearest way to Battersea Wharf—I asked them what they were looking for, and they said they were looking after a barge of Cowley's stock bricks—I said they were just the persons I wanted to see, and I showed them my notes—I brought the barge to the Battersea draw dock, and I saw the two gentlemen there—Baker said he was the clerk of the other man—when I delivered the bricks, Baker signed the delivery notes in the name of W. Hedges—I delivered another load of bricks on 25th February, by the barge
<hi rend="italic">Jane</hi>—I saw the same two persons—I saw the barge
<hi rend="italic">Energy</hi> at the same time with a load of bricks, consigned to Archer—on the second occasion the delivery note was signed by Baker, "
<hi rend="italic">Pro</hi> W. Hedges, G. Baker"—I saw the
<hi rend="italic">Energy</hi> there—one of them went on board to look at the bricks, and they said they would send the carts to unload them—I saw the receipt for the
<hi rend="italic">Energy</hi> the evening it was signed—I did not see who signed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The same two persons who received the cargo from the
<hi rend="italic">Energy</hi> received the cargo of the
<hi rend="italic">Jane</hi>—I can't say who signed the delivery note for the
<hi rend="italic">Energy</hi>—Baker signed the note for the
<hi rend="italic">Jane</hi>—Johnson would be there when the
<hi rend="italic">Energy's</hi> note was signed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710918-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710918-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-24" type="surname" value="SHACKELL"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-24" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SHACKELL</persName> </hi>. I am a bargeman—in February, I went with the barge
<hi rend="italic">Lydia</hi> from Cowley with 24,000 bricks to Cherry Garden Stairs, where I saw Southwell and Baker—they were waiting for the bricks—they came on board the barge, and asked who the bricks were for—I said "For Mr. Serle"—they wanted me to go back again to Pimlico—I said I would not get the anchor up no more for them than my master—they said "We will give you a half-sovereign if you go back again to Pimlico, and you will be unloaded there to-morrow"—I went back to Pimlico, and the barge was unloaded the next morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Pimlico Wharf is a public wharf—Baker did not tell me he was Mr. Southwell's clerk—he did not speak of him as his master.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I thought Southwell was Serle—I took him for the master—he was the one who gave me the half-sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710918-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710918-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-25" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-25" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a bargeman—on 23rd February, I took the barge
<hi rend="italic">Energy,</hi> with 18,000 stock bricks and 7000 grizzels, from the Cowley Brick Company to Lindsay Wharf—they were consigned to John Archer—I after
<lb/>wards took them to Battersea draw dock—I saw a man there whom I knew before the Magistrate as Baker—I took them from Lindsay Wharf to Bat
<lb/>tersca, by his direction—they were unloaded on the Monday—I saw Baker</p>
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<p>there—the delivery note was given to me signed—I did not see anyone else but Baker—while I was there I saw Thomas with the barge
<hi rend="italic">Jane.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710918-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710918-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-26" type="surname" value="HISCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-26" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HISCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Hiscock & Williams, contractors—on 26th January, I bought from a man named Baker 25,000 stock bricks, at 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per thousand; and on 9th February, 24,000 more at the same price—I found afterwards they were marked "C.B.C"—on 14th February, I bought 25,000 bricks; 9000 grizzels and the rest stocks—I paid 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the stocks and 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the grizzels, per thousand—on the game day I bought 25,000 more stocks—they were all bought from Baker—they were cheap—he said they were the bricks of a builder who had them to spare on a job, and he would take a little less for them for cash—I don't know Feiler at all, I did not see him in the transaction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710918-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710918-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-27" type="surname" value="PALMER"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN BELL"/>JOHN BELL PALMER</persName> </hi>. I pleaded guilty to conspiracy last Sessions, but only as to the two bargee—I had nothing to do with. Baker or Southwell—my true name is Palmer—I know the prisoner—I first became acquainted with him twenty years ago—I went to live at 18, Herbert Street, New North Road—I had a bedroom there at 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—Mr. Cave was the landlord—I took the room in the name of John Archer—I went there either the end of December last year or the beginning of January—I had seen the prisoner before I went—I went in the name of Archer because I was in partnership with a person named Archer, and I was known as Archer—when I took the room I asked the prisoner to give me a reference, and he said he would not, he would speak to Southwell to see if he would do it—in the morning he told me Mr. Southwell would do it—he did not give me any written paper—I told Southwell I should go by the name of Archer—I knew Southwell by his own name—the reference I gave was to Southwell, at Harriot Cottage, Odessa Road, Forest Gate—this is the paper I gave to Mr. Cave—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "John Archer, reference to Mr. Serle, Harriot Cottage, Odessa Road, Forest Gate"—I meant Southwell by Serle—that was the name I was told to write to him in—I can't recollect who told me to refer to him as Serle—I was allowed to occupy the bed-room after the reference—after I bad taken the lodging I was in the habit of going to the Commercial Tavern, Commercial Street, Spitalfields—I have met Feiler there, and several others—Baker was there sometimes—we had been in the habit of meeting there of a morning, when the train arrived from Forest Gate at the Shoreditch Station—I was at that time selling on commission for Feiler for several months—I sold different goods—woollen goods, carpets, and so on—it was only at my lodging I passed as Archer—this letter of 28th January is in my writing—I wrote it at the Commercial Tavern—it was not written by the prisoner's wish, but by the wish of a friend of his—I have not seen him here—it was his son—the prisoner was not present—I wrote that letter, and signed it John Archer, and the prisoner's son posted it—I got an answer to that by the post—I handed it over to the prisoner and his son, at the Commercial Tavern—I took it, and opened it there, in their presence—I gave it to the prisoner; I am not certain that he kept it—I wrote this letter, dated 31st January—it was drawn up between us; I only wrote it—the prisoner told me to write it, and also to add the reference—I don't know anything about Javey & Co.—I never saw them, and know nothing about them—the letter was composed by the prisoner, and posted by his son—I wrote it in the public-house—two or three days after, I received a letter stating that the bricks would be sent—I showed that letter to the prisoner and his son at the public-house—this letter of 7th February</p>
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<p>is my writing—I wrote that in the public-house—the prisoner was there, and his son, and when it was done the son posted it—I think it was the prisoner suggested the words, "I ordered all stocks, but if you have them loaded I can make use of the grizzels"—the letter of 15th February was written by me at the same place, stating, "I have received the barge of bricks, and have to inform you I can do with another barge the same as last"—I had not received the bricks myself—I handed all the letters that came over to the prisoner, at the time they came with the delivery notes, and he gave them to Baker—the letters passed from my hands directly I received them—the prisoner and his son were present when I wrote the letter of the 15th February—I signed the delivery notes—it was done as a matter of form; they could not get the bricks unless I had—the receipt of 23rd February is signed by me—I signed that at the tavern, in the presence of the prisoner and his son—the prisoner never came to my lodging—I always met him at the public-house—I have seen Baker at the public-house with the prisoner, several tunes—I knew Baker when he was in business for himself, many years ago—he had nothing to do, except receive his com
<lb/>mission for selling the bricks—I have seen him bring some money to the public-house, and hand it to Feiler—I don't know how much it was—I received 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of the two barges—out of that, Feiler took 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay Javey & Co.—then there was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I gave for expenses, two months' rent, and postage—there was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for eleven weeks' rent at 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week at 18, Herbert Street, and I had 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for myself—that was all I received; that was my share—the writing was done in the parlour of the Commercial Tavern—I papered the shop at No. 1, Beechey Street, for the prisoner—that was before Christmas, and before I lived at 18, Herbert Street—I can't say where I was living then—I lived at so many places, I can't recollect—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my writing; it is dated 20th January, from 1, Beechey Street—it was written in the Commercial Inn, and dated 1, Beechey Street, and signed John Archer—I wrote that at the instance of the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "1, Beechey Street, Leyton Road, Strat
<lb/>ford. Messrs. James Mills & Sons. I beg to inform you Mr. Hedges is from business, and will not return for about a fortnight I am, yours respectfully, John Archer")—I wrote that at the prisoner's wish—I think Southwell was the Mr. Hedges referred to in that letter—Feiler said it was for some cutting machine that had been supplied—I only had to do with the two barges I have spoken of—before I was asked to write the letter, I knew nothing of the Cowley Brick Company—I was a traveller with ready
<lb/>made clothing, and had nothing to do with bricks—young Feiler first asked me whether I would write the letter—the prisoner was not present—when Baker brought the money I have spoken of, he said he had brought Hedges' money—I don't know how much that was—he handed it to Feiler, and Feiler said he should keep it for the rent in Beechey Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My name is Palmer, not Archer—I am a commission traveller—my last employment was with Mr. Irwin, last September till January—before that I was doing business for Mr. Feiler from the beginning of April—I left there because there was no more business doing—he did not discharge me—I was only employed when I had anything to sell—I was doing business for Mr. Irwin at the same time I was with Feiler—this is the first transaction I have been mixed up with in getting goods in a false name—I swear that—I was entirely the clerk—I don't recollect that I have been in any other transaction of the kind—I don't know a Mr. Burchell—</p>
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<p>I never used the name of a Mr. Burchell—I left Mr. Irwin's because the season was over—I was not charged with anything dishonest in Mr. Irwin's service—that I will swear—I took an order for Mr. Irwin in the name of Burchell, but Burchell did not afterwards turn out to be Palmer—the person I took the order from was a married woman—I was obliged to make inquires because I could not get the money—Mr. Irwin taxed me with this, and charged me with defrauding him, but it was not true—I did not beg for
<lb/>giveness because I did not know it was a felony—I say it was not—I was very sorry there was a bad debt made, and I told Mr. Irwin so—I made inquiries of the landlady at the house afterwards, and she told me she had sent the man away—the landlady lives at 62, High Street—I can't remem
<lb/>ber her name—her husband is a tailor—this is the first trouble I have been in—I don't know of any more—I have never been in a witness-box before, if that is what you mean—I have not been in a Court before—I have been in a Police Court once; I was taken in a cab—I have not been charged with anything, that I recollect—I can't swear I have not, because I can't swear to what I don't recollect—to the best of my belief I will swear I have not been charged with any offence—the prisoner's son was about twenty-two years old—the first letter was written by the son's directions, and the father was absent—they were both present afterwards on all occasions—only four were present, Baker, the prisoner, his son, and myself—I gave Mr. South
<lb/>well as a reference when I took the room in Herbert Street—Mr. Feiler told me to do that—I knew Southwell when he was in business, and Baker also—I have known Southwell perhaps sixteen years—he was a retired publican—he kept the Salisbury, in Camomile Street—that was when I knew him—us travellers used to meet there—it was a large house—I don't know whether he did a good business, if he had I daresay he would have stopped there—I knew him as a customer, and have had glasses of ale with him—I knew about his having a room at Beechey Street, through Mr. Feiler, and I also saw them together—I papered the room at Beechey Street—Southwell bought the paper for it—Feiler was the landlord—he took the house—his name was not over the shop—Hedges' name was over the letter-box—there were two letter boxes—I can't say that Feller's name was over the other one—I can't say that Southwell or Hedges kept the key of the letter-box over which his name was—I think the name is still there, as far as I know—he was there two or three months—I am only speaking from memory—I only wrote one letter signed "William Hedges," and that was done by Feller's wish—I don't think I know Samuel Phillips—I know a potman called
<hi rend="italic">Sam,</hi> at the Commercial Tavern, but I did not know his name was Phillips—I never saw Southwell at the Commercial Tavern—I saw him once or twice in Beechey Street, but not more than twice—I never saw the bricks unloaded—I have written seven or eight letters to Mr. Barlee, by Feiler and his son's directions—I don't think it was more—I did not keep a copy of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I left Herbert Street some time in March, I think—it was after the letter ordering the third barge—I did not leave any address there—I left a week's rent unpaid—I had not the money to pay it—I don't think I told Mr. Feiler where I went to—I saw him often after that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710918-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710918-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-28" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-28" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Commercial Tavern, Commer
<lb/>cial Street, Spitalfields—I know the prisoner by seeing him at the house with his son, and the last witness, and another man—I saw them writing letters, and transacting business with one another—the last witness Palmer</p>
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<p>wrote the letters—I heard the prisoner indite the letters for him on two or three occasions—they sometimes came in the morning, and sometimes in the afternoon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen five persons there, including the prisoner and his son—I only know Palmer by name—I was not at the Police Court when Southwell, and Baker, and others, were there—I never heard the name of Southwell before—I say there were five persons engaged, it is a mistake if Palmer has said four—there were four besides the son—I have heard part of the letters dictated by the prisoner—I was in and out of the room, and I heard it—I was first spoken to about this the week before last—I knew nothing of the case at all—the detectives called at the house first—I can't remember what the letters were about—I recollect hearing Palmer say "Shall I say woollen draper," that is all I recollect—I did not know I was coming here to give evidence till a fortnight or three weeks ago—I knew then what I was coming to prove, because the detectives told me—they asked me who I had seen write the letters, and I told them—I had told them that I had seen letters written.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They used the parlour—I was in and out with the drink—I got the pen and ink on several occasions—Palmer went to the bar, and got the drink himself when no one was in attendance, but I went in myself scores of times.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710918-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710918-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-29" type="surname" value="CAVE"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM WARD"/>WILLIAM WARD CAVE</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Herbert Street, New North Road, and am a furniture salesman—I know Palmer as John Archer—he came to live at my house early in January this year—he referred me to Mr. Serle, of Forest Gate—this is the piece of paper he gave me, with the address—I wrote to Mr. Serle, and I received an answer, signed Frederick Serle—I can't find that—it was to this effect: "In reply to yours, from what I know of Mr. John Archer, I feel you will be justified in letting him a bedroom"—the room was 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—Archer said he was in the wine trade—he remained at my place about two months—he received letters there in the name of Archer—I saw the envelopes, and noticed the stamp of the Cowley Brick Company, Uxbridge—I don't remember anyone visiting him—he left without paying two weeks—he did not say where he was going—he generally paid the rent himself, but on one occasion a youth came with him, and paid it—I don't know who that was—on another occasion, another youth came, and paid it—I don't know the prisoner, or his son.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He told me he gave me Mr. Serle as a reference, because it was the last place where he had lived—he did not say Mr. Serle would call on me—he saw my wife when he came on the first occasion—I did not see him when the paper was written—he came and asked whether I had an answer to the reference—he said he wanted to live near his em
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710918-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18710918-name-30" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-30" type="surname" value="CAVE"/>
<interp inst="t18710918-name-30" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE CAVE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—in January, Palmer came to me about the lodgings, in the name of Archer—he wrote the name of the reference on this piece of paper, in my presence—I referred the matter to my husband—when he left he went suddenly, and left no address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I asked for a reference, and he wrote that without any hesitation.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORNCASTLE</hi>. I am the landlord of 1, Beechey Street, Leyton Road, Stratford—in January last I let that house to the prisoner—I saw him at the Railway Tavern, Fenchurch Street—the application was by letter first, and I saw him afterwards—he referred me to Mr. Fisher, of London</p>
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<p>Wall, and to a Mr. Marshall, of Walthamstow—I wrote to them, and received these answers—in consequence of those letters I agreed to let him 1, Beechey Street—an agreement was drawn up, and signed—he took it for three years, at 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—it was a shop, with a private house—I did not know any person named Southwell or Hedges in the transaction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know that there is a person called Marshall—I can't say that the prisoner was not Mr. Marshall—the name of Hedges was over the letter-box—Mr. Feller's name was not over the shop—I only received 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for rent while he was there—I mean I have not received my rent—the son gave up the keys—there are some fittings there now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I met his son on the premises in May, 1871, and he gave me the keys—I had been to the premises before that—the shop was not open—the only name was Hedges, over the letter-box.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710918-name-31" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know to whom this letter is addressed—I can't make out the gentleman's name—I am not much of a scholar—I can't read writing—I took all the letters to the prisoner's house—the prisoner said that Hedges owed him some money for rent, and he would not allow his letters to be delivered to him—I took them to the prisoner, but after that no more letters came—some fixtures were put up in the shop, and it was papered by Palmer—when Mr. Feiler or his son came there for letters, they took the letters out of Mr. Feiler's own letter-box—there were two letter-boxes, but the letters were all put into the box with "Hedges" over it—Mr. Feiler took away his letters, and when he did not come, I used to take them to him—I took all the letters there—I don't know where Mr. Hedges lived—I only saw him there three times—I don't know whether there were any letters in the box then—I did not live on the premises; I lived next door—they were often there when I was not—I used to hear them every morning, because I had water to get out of their house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know Hedges was Southwell till I saw him in custody—Mr. Feiler said it was Hedges.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know a person named Marshall, as visiting Mr. Southwell—I served Feiler with bread as well as Southwell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know where they went when they went away together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I supposed they went to business together—I don't know where they went to live afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I apprehended Southwell at Buck-hurst Hill, on 29th June—I was with Inspector Pay when he apprehended Baker, on 7th July—I held a warrant for the apprehension of Palmer in the name of Archer, and I took him on that warrant on 1st August—I took Feiler into custody at 4, York Street, London Road, Southwark—the name of "T. Fisher" was over the shop, in large letters—the shop was unopened, but had been taken as a boot and shoe shop—the stock consisted of one hamper, containing eighteen pairs of boots—I had a warrant in my posses
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector</hi>). I had instructions to take these persons into custody, and had been searching for them—I found a large quantity of letters at Southwell's place, and also a memorandum book—there is a memorandum there, "Mr. Herbert Barlee, manager, Cowley Brick Company, 11/1/71," and also, "W. Feiler, jun., I, Beechey Street, Leyton Road. Stratford New Town"—I also found letters directed, "Mr. William Hedges, 1, Beechey Street, Leyton Road"—I also found a memorandum with the name of "John Archer, 18, Herbert Street, New North Road"—I was at 4, York Street when Feiler or Fisher was apprehended—I was down stairs—I found this agreement, dated 27th April, 1871, for the house at 4, York Street, and it describes Fisher as of 2, Stanley Terrace, Odessa Road—I also found an agreement for 2, Stanley Terrace, dated 11th March, 1870—there is a distress for rent attached to it—I found the agreement between Mr. Horncastle and Feiler at the prisoner's place—I also found some bankruptcy proceedings, in the name of Daniel Feiler, trading as David and Alfred Feiler, and various addresses—one was in 1868, and another in 1869—the adjudication was in the name of Daniel Feiler, trading as Alfred Feiler, shirt manufacturer; and another is Daniel Feiler, trading as David Feiler, 4, George Street, Minories, and several other addresses—there is also a County Court summons, of 12th July, 1871, in the name of "John Fielder."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I asked him nothing about the agreements—I have made inquiries, and found out who Thomas Fisher is—I can prove that the prisoner has signed himself as Thomas Fisher.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew Mr. Zencraft—he was an agent for a merchant in Yorkshire—he brought Mr. Fisher to me—I did not know Fisher's name was Feiler—he did not say when he took the shop he was going to carry on business for his father-in-law—about two months afterwards he said the shop was going to be opened by his father-in-law—I saw him, and told him a gentleman had been to me, and said that his name was not Fisher, but Feiler, and he said "It is quite true, Fisher is my father-in-law's name," and he was going to carry on business there in Mr. Fisher's name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I let the house I did not hear anything about Feiler—I inquired of Mr. Zencraft about Mr. Fisher, and those inquiries were satisfactory.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">put in the Act incorporating the Company.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">At the same time the following sentences were passed:</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Imprisonment.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 342.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Years' Imprisonment.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HONORA GORDON</hi> (48)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-51" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>) I am agent to the Mint—on the evening of the 2nd, I went to 19, Old Nichol Street—the street door was open—we proceeded up stairs, and Doughty, a constable, forced open the back room first floor—I saw the prisoners there—Tracey was sitting by a clear, bright fire, with his shirt sleeves tucked up, and a florin in his hand—he detached the
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> from it—Gordon stood up—she had a florin in one hand, and a file in the other—the florin fell on the floor—on the table were these thirteen florins, including the one which Tracey put down, some sand and water, several files—I found the coin was very hot, and knew there must be a mould somewhere; Tracey told me it was in the cupboard, where I found it quite hot—there was a ladle on the fire, into which Tracey threw the
<hi rend="italic">get.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H.</hi>) I went with Inspector Brannan—I have heard his evidence, and corroborate it.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi>. This is a mould for a florin, and these thirteen florins were made in it—some are finished and some unfinished.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GORDON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM POWELL</hi> (22)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHREYS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-55" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LOVELL</persName> </hi>. I am a fruiterer, of 60, Whitechapel Road—on Satur
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-56" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN FRICKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Lovell—the prisoner gave me this florin, I found it was bad, and gave it to Mr. Lovells niece—I after
<lb/>wards saw Mr. Lovell give it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-57" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LAND</persName> </hi>. I live at Dudley Terrace, Limehouse—on Saturday night, 22nd July, I was in Mr. Kipper's shop, and saw the prisoner giving a florin to Mrs. Kipper, who gave it to her husband, who gave it back to the prisoner—she said that it was bad—the prisoner said "I don't think it is," and gave it to me—I gave it back to him—I was walking down the road a quarter of an hour afterwards, and saw him go to Mr. Lovell's shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-58" type="given" value="AMY"/>AMY CECIL</persName> </hi>. I keep a fruiterer's shop at 9, Bedford Place, Stepney—the name is Kipper—the prisoner stood outside and bought some rasp
<lb/>berries, which came to 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—he gave me a bad florin—I gave it to my husband, and asked him to look at it—he gave it back to me, and I gave it to the prisoner, and asked him to pay for the raspberries—he said that he could not, he came from a sick person who had several children ill—I served him with 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of raspberries, and he took the florin away—this florin (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EAST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 465). The prisoner was given into my custody—the florin produced was given to me by Mr. Lovell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> Mr. Land said at the Police Court that he did not think I was the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHREYS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-63" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the King's Arms, Bedford Row—on 31st August, I served the prisoner with a half-pint of porter—he gave me a bad shilling—I had seen him before, and said "I will take this into the parlour to my master"—Mr. Russell came and gave him in custody—I had seen the prisoner on the previous Wednesday, when he passed a bad florin—I gave it back to him, and told him it was bad—he said to his friend "I don't know where I took it, I suppose I must have taken it at the gate"—he paid with a good half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I remain till a constable was fetched?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you went out, and Mr. Russell fetched you back—I swear to you by your ap
<lb/>pearance, I took particular notice of you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know him when he came in as having been there before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, because I did not take much notice of him—it was the bad shilling which made me look at him, and then I recognized him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the King's Arms—on 31st August, the last witness brought a shilling into the parlour—I returned with her, and said to the prisoner "This is a bad shilling"—I recognized him as having been there the week before, when he tendered my barmaid a bad florin, and I followed him and his companion past another public-house—I said "This is a bad shilling"—he said "Bad, I don't think it is"—I said "You are the man who tried to pass a bad florin last week; I shall give you in custody"—he went out, and down the street as fast as he could—I fetched him back, and gave him in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi> 9). The prisoner was given into my custody, and Mr. Russell gave me this bad shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I searched the prisoner at the station, but only found a purse and a knife—he gave his address 4, Praed Street, Lambeth, which somebody told me is false.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Is it reasonable that I should go into this public-house and pass bad money if I had done so a fortnight before. I earned 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the Borough Market.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710918-name-68" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left—I put the florin in the till—immediately afterwards a man like a bricklayer came in—I served him, he tendered a bad florin; I broke it, and went outside—he ran away, leaving a good half-crown—I had seen in a looking-glass the prisoner and that man talking outside before the prisoner came in—the bricklayer was not caught—I gave the two florins to the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was about 10.15—there is looking-glass all over the bar, in which I saw the reflection of three people talking outside—I do not know where the third man came from—when I said the florin was bad, the man put down a good half-crown and ran off—I did not say that I was going to fetch a policeman, or that I had taken a lot of bad money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I said that the florin was bad, and broke it, the bricklayer put down a good half-crown—he ran away before I went out, and ran towards the Horse Guards, and the prisoner ran in an opposite direction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SWEETMAN</persName> </hi>. On the night of 12th August, I saw three men out
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a watchman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 132). On the night of 1st September, about 12.30, I was on duty near Chiswick Gate, and saw the prisoner on top of a waggon, in uniform, as he is now—he laughed as he passed—I followed the waggon, stopped the horses, and asked him where he was going—he said that he was on furlough—I asked him for his pass—he said that he had got no purse—I asked him what business he had there—he said "All right; take no notice"—I said "I shall take you to the station, on suspicion of being a deserter from the Royal Artillery"—he came off the waggon very quietly—I took him by the left arm, by the coat—he said "Leave go; I will walk quietly"—I said "I shall not leave go"—he walked a few paces, and asked me again to loose him—I refused—he stopped, looked in my face, and said "You b——sod!" aimed at my throat, and struck this knife through my helmet; at the same time he took me by the collar, broke the buttons off my coat, and tore it—I was in uniform—we struggled, and fell—I felt something against my breast, and saw a knife in his hand—I was cut through the tunic and waistcoat, but it did not break the skin—I tried to release myself—he attempted to strike me again, more than once—I got on my legs as quick as I could, and the prisoner jumped up, and tried to cut me with the knife—I struck him on the head with my staff—he came up to me a second time, and I hit him again, and he fell—when he was on the ground I saw the knife in his right hand—I took his hand, and said "Loose the knife"—he refused, and I cut my fingers in trying to get it—I hit him with my staff, and he loosed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When I got off the waggon the knife was in my hand; I had been cutting some apples and pears. I was quite qualified to walk, and did not need assistance. You hit me three blows on the head before I made any resistance. I then got the knife in my right hand, and you staggered against the point of the blade, and punctured your helmet. You gave me a fourth blow on my knuckles, and I was forced to let go the knife. I was</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> The knife was not in your hand when you got off the waggon. I saw you with your hand in your pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why did you stop the waggon?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had a suspicion that he ought not to be away from his regiment at Woolwich—I am authorized to ask a soldier for his pass if I see him four miles from his regiment—we had a good many deserters to look for from Aldershot, and a good many from the Royal Artillery, and we had several in the information.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-73" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WOODS</persName> </hi>. I live at Heath Road, Hammersmith—I saw the prisoner just past Chiswick Gate, with a van, with vegetables—when I got through the gate, I saw two men fighting—they had an up and down, and when they got nearer, they had another up and down, and the policeman got the better of the soldier—I stopped my horse, and said "Gently, mate"—he said "Hold on; can't you see that knife in his hand? he has tried to stab me with it"—the prisoner would not loose the knife, and the policeman hit him on the knuckles—he then loosed it—I saw the prisoner knock the policeman's helmet off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see the knife in my hand when you came up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the knife he had—I assisted to take him to the station—he struggled a little at first—he was bleeding freely, and I washed his head—I have been in the Crimea, and the Indian Mutiny—this is the kind of knife served out to troops in the Artillery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you quite sure you saw the knife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in your hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I put the day of the month on the bills—I handed the money to the prisoner, and he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the job.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-78" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN AVERY</persName> </hi>. I am a chandler, of Fulharn—Mr. Wright attended to my scales by the year—on 17th June, Helmes came to me for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw him put the date on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-79" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a scalemaker, of 186, King's Road, Chelsea—I attend to tradesmen's scales—the prisoner was in my employ twelve or fifteen months—this receipt to this bill is not my writing, nor my son's, but the initials are my son's—the prisoner had no authority from me to receive the money—he never paid it over to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Mr. Wright stopped my wages one week for these bills, and only gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It is not true.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you authorized him to receive money before?
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and brought two receipts back—I got a warrant for his apprehen—I never authorized him to receive money at any other time, and never stopped money out of his wages, except the time when I got the warrant for embezzlement, when he wrote a penitent letter, and I took him back, and deducted the amount from his wages—he went down on his knees and said that he would make the best servant I ever had, and I forgave him, but I never sent him to collect money again—I have not stopped the money in the indictment out of his wages—his wages were 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, which have been paid regularly, except the two sums of 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which I deducted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> For thirteen weeks I paid Mr. Wright 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 4*. a week out of my wages; the last money he stopped was just about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I asked him for a shilling to get home with, but he would not give it to me. I left his service because he is a rogue.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. The prisoner left my employ on 22nd July—he had no authority after that to obtain money from my customers—Mr. Gook, of West Brompton, is a customer of mine, and owed me 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not authorize the prisoner to attempt to obtain it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-83" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of Highfield Road, West Brompton—this bill to Mr. Cook was presented to me by Lower, and I refused to pay it—on the Wednesday before 22nd September the prisoner himself came, and said that he had called for the account from Mr. Wright, for the scales for twelve months—I said "I have not got the account sent me yet, I can't pay it"—he said "It is just like them, they put it on my list to apply for it"—I did not pay him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>) On 1st September I took the prisoner on a warrant—he said nothing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-87" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Duncan Place, Broadway, Hackney—on Saturday morning, 12th August, about 5.30 o'clock, I missed from my house a pair of hind quarters of lamb, a table cloth, a fowl, and a pair of boots—I had seen them safe at 11 o'clock on the night before—everything was then secure except the back door—I cannot say whether that was shut or fastened—this handkerchief was only bought on the Friday evening, my wife had partly hemmed it, and the needle was sticking in it when it was returned to me—these things (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are mine—they were left in the parlour the previous night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-88" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN COX</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the last witness—I fastened the slaughter-house door the night before, and came in at the back door—my master always fastened the house door himself—I cannot say whether the back door was shut—these boots are mine—I saw them in the shop the night before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-89" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WEBB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi>) I took the prisoner on 15th August,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Two families lodge in the house—I had watched the prisoner to that lodging previous to taking him—he and a woman occupied this room—I saw the woman come away, but did not see her in the room, or the prisoner either, but I followed him to just outside the house.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Laross being a foreigner, the evidence was interpreted to him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-94" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS VENEDEGER</persName> </hi>. I live at 200, St. George's Street, St. George's in-the-East, and am a tailor, outfitter, and boarding-house keeper—I have had business with Nelson—he is a boarding-house keeper—on Tuesday, 1st August, he brought me this advance note, marked "A"—he said he had a sailor shipped in that ship, and wanted me to cash the note for him—I said "All right, if the man goes in the ship I will give you the money," and I did give him 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. he paid me off an account that he owed me, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for collecting it—he gave me an I O U for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; that is the custom, in case the note should not be paid—when he brought the note to me it was properly signed—there was a mistake in the name of Nelson; it was spelt with "ie" instead of "e"—I made him aware of it, and he scratched it out—I can't say whether he wrote the other part—I went into my parlour to get the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and when I came out it was done—after obtaining the money he left—I saw him again next day, and said "I am under the impression that the man is shipping in another ship"—he said "Oh, no, the man is going in the ship; I shall take good care of that"—the I O U has not been paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have had a good few money transactions with Nelson, of a similar kind—I can't say whether sailors often ship in a different name; they may do so—I took the I O U for greater security—I did not take 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for cashing the note only, but for sending out a man to collect—Nelson owed me a good deal more than 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the ship the man was to sail by was the
<hi rend="italic">Adriana</hi>—I know nothing about Laross.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-95" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, St. George's Street, and am a tailor and boarding-house keeper—on 2nd or 3rd August, Nelson came to me with this advance note, marked "B," and asked if I would cash it for him—I said "I have had quite enough of your notes; why don't you go down to the other tailor that you dealt with last?—he said "He charges me too much, and I can't deal any more with him"—I cashed the note; I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on it—he did not give me an I O U—I can't say whether this "Charles Laross, his mark" was on the note when he brought it—I know he wrote his name on it—I can't read writing—I paid away the note to Mr. Fraser, and I have had to give him back the money—the note was not paid—it is dated 3rd August—the name of the ship is the
<hi rend="italic">Edward,</hi> bound for America—I sent</p>
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<p>some men on board the
<hi rend="italic">Edward</hi>—I know the captain—I sent Laross to the ship—Nelson begged me to send him along with my men, which I did—I sent five other men who were boarding with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Laross was taken up the day before the ship sailed—I think it sailed on the 6th—I have been in trouble a few times—nothing about stealing watches—a person took me up wrongfully to the Thames Police—I was discharged—I did not take some foreign money from a sailor—I have not been five times in custody for stealing sailors' clothes and money; never for clothes—I have only been once in gaol—I have been twice at the Thames Police Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-96" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS VENEDEGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I know Nelson's handwriting—I have seen it a great many times—the writing on the back of both notes is his.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-97" type="given" value="MANNS"/>MANNS LOUIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, St. George's Street, and am a foreign shipping agent—Laross came to me to be shipped in a Dutch vessel—he was sent to me by the Consul almost a fortnight previous to my shipping him—I believe I shipped him on 1st August, by the Consul's directions, for the
<hi rend="italic">Adriana</hi>—I accompanied him to the office of the Dutch Consul, and saw him shipped—I recognize the note, marked "A"—it is the captain's writing on it—I handed it over to Nelson—that was not in Laross' presence—Nelson told me to hand it over—there are two Nelsons—to the best of my belief the seaman who shipped on board the
<hi rend="italic">Adriana,</hi> requested me to hand it over to Nelson—it was written out at Austin Friars, where it is payable, and was handed to me by the captain—Laross knew that he was shipping as John Nelson—he gave that name to the articles—I only knew him as Nelson—he did not call himself Laross—he told me, as near as I can recollect, to give it to his boarding master, and I did so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never knew Laross till he was sent to me by the Dutch Consul a fortnight before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Laross.</hi> The other prisoner told me one man had run away, and he asked me to go instead of him.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That could not be; I shipped the whole crew, and no man ran away—the
<hi rend="italic">Adriana</hi> was bound for the Baltic.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-98" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRIDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer K</hi>). I went to Mr. Johnson's, and Laross came in while I was there—I said to him "This man says that you and another man have defrauded him of money"—he said "Nelson told me to do so"—he spoke very imperfectly—I showed him the advance note—he said he never saw one of them—he said he had not seen the first one, "A" he saw the other "B"—he said that was his note; that refers to the
<hi rend="italic">Edward</hi>—he said he had shipped in that—Nelson came in to Johnson's shop at the time I was there, and I told them they had better go down to the Court, and they did so, and they were charged—Nelson said, in Laross presence, that he (Laross) had shipped in two ships, and he nodded, and I believed him to assent to it—we had an interpreter at the Court—this was at the police-station—it was not interpreted to him there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Laross's Defence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">interpreted.</hi>) I did not wish to go in the Dutch ship, but Nelson pressed me. He said he had got a man who had absconded from another ship, and if I would do that he would replace him with that money. I was to go in the name of Nelson. I then did not go in the ship. I never signed that note, and never saw it; the second note I did put my mark to, and handed it to Nelson, but I never saw a farthing of the money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on Second Count.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-101" type="given" value="GEORGE COATES"/>GEORGE COATES CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>. I am at present landlord of the Crown at Cricklewood—prior to February, 1869, I carried on business as a wine merchant—I had fallen into difficulties previous to that, and became bankrupt in 1869—I had known the prisoner previously to that, and had dealings with him—at the time of my bankruptcy I owed him about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—he, with the rest, was discharged under my bankruptcy—they were money transactions for which I had been paying from 100 to 200 per cent.—to cover the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that I owed him he held goods of mine to the amount of about 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I have never had back; so that I owed him nothing—in July, 1870, I was travelling for a wine merchant—I again became in want of money, and applied to the prisoner—he was then living in Morton Street, Pimlico—the name of "Mr. Cooper, auctioneer, St. Martin's Lane," was also up there in an inner office—the prisoner had a ticket up, "Money Advanced"—I had interviews with him in July, and he subsequently placed some documents before me to sign, and I signed them—they were read over to me—I had applied to him for an advance of 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—when the documents were signed, Mr. Cooper's clerk was present; I believe his name was Harden; but they were not read over or explained in any way—at that time I believed I was going to receive 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. through the means of the prisoner—I never received a farthing of that money—subsequently to that, by the aid of my friends and the brewers, I was enabled to take the Crown—I took it as it stood, with the furniture and things at a valuation—the prisoner never brought me the 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or came to me during the rest of the year 1870—about May, 1871, he came to me, and in consequence of what he said, I was induced to give him 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said "I hold a bill of sale over your head, give me some money"—he wanted about 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. then—I refused at first to give him any; I told him that I did not owe him a sixpence—he said he should not leave without he had some money, if I did not give him any, he had got some vans, and he should take my goods away—I said I should not give him any, but after some time, having heard what a desperate character he was, having served other people in the same way, taking their goods put of their houses, I was induced to give him 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said he would damage my credit with everybody—I asserted more than once that I had never received a shilling from him—I did not see the vans at the time, they were left round the corner—I had a policeman on the premises at the time, in con
<lb/>sequence of what I had heard—the prisoner was content with the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and went away—previously to that I had seen a man named Tanner in the prisoner's company—the prisoner introduced him to me as Sergeant Tanner—I had heard of Sergeant Tanner, and I believed him to be the man—the prisoner said he was the great Sergeant Tanner who had brought Muller over to this country—I don't think Tanner was with him at the time I gave him the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I am not certain—on 18th July I was away from home—my wife was ill at the time—when I left home in the morning, I left my fur
<lb/>niture and everything safe; when I returned in the afternoon I found all the upper rooms stripped, my wife's dressing-case broken open, and jewellery and money taken away, some spirits and cigars, and goods, altogether to the amount of between 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., were taken away—I made inquiries of my wife as to who had been there—some of her underclothing and some of the</p>
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<p>children's clothes had been taken away—in consequence of what I heard from my wife, I went in search of my property, and found it at the prisoner's residence, Morton Street, Pimlico—a good deal of it was damaged and broken—the prisoner was not there—I went with the police and found him a few streets off—next day, by order of the Magistrate, I took what I could of my furniture back to Cricklewood—what was damaged and what was missing would amount to about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and also a gold chain of the value of 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I never got back the spirits or cigars, or the jewellery—even my razors were taken away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When I came to you in Morton Street, in July, 1870, I did not bring my brother with me—I did not come several times before you consented to do anything with me, only once or twice—I believe my brother did once take a message that I wished to see you—I believe I did not ask you to ask Mr. Phillips to lend me 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I never went to his house—that was three or four months before you introduced Tanner—there was no business between us at the time I saw Tanner—Tanner came down to my house afterwards, with a note demanding money—when I first came to you in Morton Street you did not say "I shall not do any business with you unless you give me some satisfaction for the amount due to me, and which I consider you have defrauded me out of"—you said nothing about what you were out of pocket by my fraudulent conduct—I had known you about three years at that time—Mr. Schofield introduced me to you—he is an agent and value in Clerkenwell, an intimate friend of mine—I saw in your shop some announcements of sales, by Mr. Cooper, auctioneer, St. Martin's Lane—I saw none of Schofield's—I believe it is a usual thing for house agents to have auctioneer's bills—I had had three or four previous transactions with you, always on bills of sale—you took a bill of sale on my furniture, jewellery, and general effects—you charged exorbitant interest, and threatened that you would take my things away if the money was not paid, and if I did not pay more interest—I did not tell you that I wanted this money for a large wine order, I told you it was to pay a former bill of sale that I owed, and you agreed to get me the money to pay that off—I forget the amount of the first transaction; there were three or four, for something between 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I never joined security with my brother, I remember wanting some money to get my brother out of trouble—I am not aware that he went through the Court—he was security with me for the money—that was settled, and everything paid—I had a transaction with you on 30th June, 1868—I did not come to you fraudulently or deceptively—I had not at that time assigned the whole of my property to Mr. Bennett, of Clapham Road Place—he was trustee for the benefit of my creditors; I forget the amount I failed for—everything was bought back, and I went on business again—on 21st February following I assigned the whole of my stock in trade, household furniture and goods, to Mr. B. B. Smith, for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on a bill of sale—that was borrowed capital to go on in business again—I am not certain what I owed you in July, 1868; about that date I owed you 98
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—before my bankruptcy I paid you everything I owed you except 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and for that you had a cart, a phaeton, a ring and bracelet, worth 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as security—in November, 1868, you took possession of some of my goods—I never took you to my solicitor—just before my bankruptcy I gave you a cheque for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and that left a balance of 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I don't know that the goods you seized realized 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I never heard what they realized—I don't know that Mr. Schofield sold</p>
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<p>them—I know he purchased a ring, which I bought of him afterwards for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I can't recollect when, before my bankruptcy, I paid you part of the 98
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—if I had my books I could show, not otherwise—I know I paid you all but 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I believe 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid by cheque—I believe I swore on the former trial that it was paid just before the bankruptcy; I believe that was so—I filed a cash account in bankruptcy—(
<hi rend="italic">This being referred to, stated the balance due to the prisoner as</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">for which he held security to the value of</hi> 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.)—I have not my banker's book—the transaction with Mr. Phillips was settled—I have had no transaction with him since my bankruptcy—I don't know where you got the money from to lend me, but whatever I did have from you was paid all but the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this cheque for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated October 28th, 1868, bears my endorsement—that is made payable to you by Phillips—you told me you should have to borrow this money from Mr. Cooper—I went to Mr. Cooper—I never saw him in the matter, I saw his clerk there—I signed some papers there, what they were I don't know; you told me to sign them—I then went with you and signed a bill of sale—you said I was to have the money that afternoon—I went with you to the Queen's Bench Office, and there saw Page's bill of sale—you knew that this money was required to pay that off—you did not say then that I must come next morning, nor did I say I could explain all that, nothing of the sort—you did not tell me next morning that you had ascertained that I had given another bill of sale—there had been a bill of sale to Kerl before Page's, but that was paid off, and done away with, and other security was given, a pro
<lb/>missory note—I can't recollect the dates of that bill of sale—it was de
<lb/>stroyed—I was not served with a writ on that bill, or had execution put in under it—it was paid—it was not paid when it became due; I have paid it since—I executed this bill of sale (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I was served with a copy of a writ by Mr. Abrahams—the bill of sale was not given for a debt to Bolton of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it states so, but it was not so—this other document is my writing: (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Statement, July 18, 1870. Old debt, 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; it is agreed upon payment of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. every twenty days, and 5 per cent, that the bill of sale be renewed for a further twenty days.")—I wrote that—you told me to put that down, and said you could not get the money from Cooper unless that was stated, but said "Take no notice of that, that we will arrange after
<lb/>wards"—I never read the declaration—I signed it, believing you were going to advance the money—that was signed at Cooper's office, about two miles from your place—I don't know whether the papers were ready written out when I went there; you told me to sign them; you said you were in a great hurry, there and then, to get the money—I signed whatever you told me—I did not when I first entered my petition in bankruptcy admit that I owed you 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., if it is put down 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. it is a mistake, I only owed you 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—you did not, before you came to Cricklewood, send a written order de
<lb/>manding payment, you came down yourself with a band of robbers—I did not pay you the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account—you said "Pay me 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I shall want some more money of you shortly; 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I made an evasive answer, and next morning I went to my attorney—you wrote this memorandum: (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "I have received of Mr. G. C. Chambers a cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of my claim of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and costs, and I agree upon his paying the further sum of 20;. within a fortnight, that I will give up all further claim, and will deliver to him all papers in connection with his dealing with me; namely, a bill of sale and promissory note for 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., respectively, and all further proceedings shall be stopped. T. Bolton.")—You lett that with me—I gave</p>
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<p>you the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to get rid of you, and I took that paper, and gave it to my attorney the next morning—I knew you were coming that morning, Mr. Burke had told me so—I had received a written application two or three days before—you sent Tanner down three days before, demanding 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—you afterwards came down again on Whit-Monday, and said "I want some more money of you"—I told you you would not have it—I had two policemen on the premises, that day being a very busy day, to keep order—I went down my garden, and one of them followed me—I told you if you did not leave my premises I should give you in charge—you were with your friend Cooper—I came in doors, and shortly after you both left—Cooper did not say anything—Schofield was there—I don't think you played at skittles there—I believe you afterwards applied to me for payment through your attor
<lb/>ney—I have the letter, and my attorney's reply—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>)—you brought a City policeman with you on the first occasion, when I paid you the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I thought it was the cheapest way to pay you 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to get rid of you, to save legal proceedings, or prosecuting."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I went to the prisoner's to borrow the 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he did not make any claim upon me for any balance of money due; I told him I wanted the money to pay off a bill of sale to Page, and while I was waiting for it Page came in and swept off everything I had at Brixton—the prisoner knew of Page's bill of sale—Cooper's clerk was the attesting witness to this bill of sale; at the time I signed that I also gave a promissory note for 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was sued on that by the endorsee, Mr. Morris Abrahams—I was served with a writ for that by Abrahams against Bolton and myself—Mr. Appa, my attorney, got leave to appear on that writ, and I have heard nothing of it since—I have seen Mr. Abrahams here to-day—I have not seen Mr. Cooper here, or his clerk, or Sergeant Tanner—since my bankruptcy I have never received one farthing from or through the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-102" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK CHAMBERLAIN</persName> </hi>. I am barman to the prosecutor—I was present on 18th July, when the prisoner and Tanner came to my master's house at Cricklewood—they came with a large van, a small cart, and a number of men—Bolton asked to see Mr. Chambers—he was not at home, and he asked for Mrs. Chambers; she was at dinner—he then ordered his men to proceed over the house, and take the furniture—they at once went over the house, took the furniture, and threw it into the cart in any shape or fashion—they took household furniture and fixtures—they filled a large van, and a small one—they took spirits and cigars, port and sherry, and decanters—when they came into the bar I tried to stop them, and Tanner threatened me with violence if I interfered—he was with Bolton at the time—he said he would d—soon settle me if I interfered—the van drove off—my master came home in the evening, and he was told what had happened.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What do you mean by fixtures?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Drawers with cigars in them; and you took the things that held the window curtains in the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-103" 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 cart—I went with the cart—Bolton went in a cab—he met me on the road—Tanner rode in the cart for a little way—we picked up a lot of men in Horseferry Road—we went to the prosecutor's place, and they loaded the furniture—they came out rather quicker than they generally do; they were put in anyhow—I should say it was about 4 o'clock in the afternoon—the prisoner gave the orders to load the van—as we were going along, the cart broke down—I did not see any</p>
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<p>cigars—Bolton said on the road "All keep sober, and when you get home you can have whatever you like"—that was when we were going.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that the prosecutor had deceived him by false representations as to his position, and that he had only taken proper and legal means to recover what was due to him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his moneys—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 19
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18710918-654-offence-1 t18710918-name-127"/>John Owen</persName>, a Clergyman of the Church of England, a false declaration concerning a marriage to be solemnized between him and
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>—varying the manner of laying the charge.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-129" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP FRY</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Crown Street, Soho, and am the father of Elizabeth Fry—she was born, I believe, on 10th December, and as near as I can recollect, she will be 18 next Christmas—I had a memorandum, but it was destroyed at a fire at my house—she worked at a cigar manufactory, in Oxford Street, at which the prisoner worked—from information I re
<lb/>ceived I went there, and told the prisoner that I understood he was going after my daughter, and if he did not leave her alone I should take him before a Magistrate, and I removed her from the factory—on 2nd July, she was living at my house, and I was not aware of her intended marriage with the prisoner—I have been to Broomhead Street, Stepney—the highest number there is 41, on one side, and 21 on the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know now that my daughter visited at the prisoner's father's house—they have not been courting since I found it out—my object is to dissolve the marriage; I want to part them, to save my child from starvation and ruination—I went through Broomhead Street with a friend, Mr. Josephs, who is not here to-day; I thought there might be a Mr. Fry living there—I do not exactly recollect when I was married; it was at the great Synagogue—I have four children, and this is the eldest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My daughter came home after the marriage, about 11 o'clock in the morning, and has been living at home ever since—I first knew of the marriage at the latter end of August, when the prisoner came</p>
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<p>to my house and claimed her, he said "I want my wife"—I said "You had better go to Petticoat Lane and look for her," he said "No, I took her to church, and I want her"—I took him by the heels and threw him out of the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-130" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE FRY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness, and the mother of Elizabeth Fry, who will be 18 or 19 on the 10th of next December, I cannot exactly say—I was not aware of her intended marriage with the prisoner—she has always lived at home with us, she was never away from home—she did not live at 56, Broomhead Street—she was sometimes called
<hi rend="italic">Bloomer</hi> Fry, and sometimes Elizabeth—she was as much
<hi rend="italic">Bloomer</hi> as Elizabeth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I shall have been married twenty-two years next May—I do not want the prisoner to be prosecuted, I only want them to be parted—I do not know that she used to visit at his father's house—he first came to our house ten or eleven months ago, and I never saw him since till lately—they used to work together six or seven months ago—she intro
<lb/>duced him to our house ten months ago, and he came to me, and asked me whether I would allow him to talk to, and keep company with, my daughter, and I said "No."</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-131" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN PRICE</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, High Street, Stepney—my husband is parish clerk of the district—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the notice-book for the publication of banns—the prisoner came to me between the 4th and the 11th July, and said that he had come to publish banns—he gave his name Samuel Moss—I asked his age—he said "Twenty-one"—I asked the name and number of the street he resided in—he said "56, Broomhead Street"—I asked the lady's name—he said "Bloomer Fry;" that her age was twenty, and she resided at the same place—I made the entry in the book, read it over to him, and asked him if it was right—he said "Yes"—I gave the book to my husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say that his age was about twenty-one; he said "Twenty-one"—I have written Bromhead Street—I spelt it as I liked—he was not five minutes with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-132" type="given" value="ETHEL"/>ETHEL PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am parish clerk of Stepney—I produce the register-book of marriages for that district—on 2nd July I find a marriage purporting to be solemnized between Samuel Moss and Bloomer Fry—I received from my wife the notice-book for the publication of banns—this writing in the register book is not mine, but the Clergyman's—I saw him write it—he wrote it from the certificate which I made up from the prisoner's instructions—I mean to say that I make up a draft for the Parson to copy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you take down his statement from his own lips?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and entered it here, and the Clergyman copied it—I did not take it from my wife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that book the register of marriages?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it is written by the Rev. John Staveley Owen, who is a Clergyman of the Church of England—this document purports to be signed by Samuel Moss.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see Mr. Owen write these entries?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in the prisoner's presence—they were read over to him, and signed by him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> These statements were inserted in the Register before the marriage, and before the prisoner made any statement, and he signed them afterwards—all the entries were made before the marriage; then they went into church to be married, and then they came back and signed the book—they all crowded into the vestry—the Clergyman did not read it</p>
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<p>through, but it was all read over to the prisoner before the marriage, in the presence of all of them in the chancel of the church, just before the ceremony commenced—the prisoner had the original document—I have not given him notice to produce it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-133" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL MOSS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's father, and live at 9, Angel Court—his age, on 11th June, was between nineteen and twenty, as far as my memory goes—he has always lived with me at Angel Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am unable to swear whether he is twenty or twenty-one—I do not know his age to a year or two—I will swear he is not twenty-one—he gathers his age from what I have told him—the young woman, his wife, visited at my house three or four times a week, and I received her there as my future daughter-in-law—I do not know whether my son had a room in Broomhead Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He slept at my house every night—I did not know that he was going to be married in a church—he told me he had been forbidden to visit at Mr. Fry's house, and he never went there again till after he got married—I did not know that my daughter was a witness to the marriage till five or six weeks afterwards—she told me that she gave the name of Hannah Samuel; that was her mother's name, and she always goes by it—that is my daughter. (
<hi rend="italic">In custody. See next case.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-134" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY COHEN</persName> </hi>. I was present at the marriage of Samuel Moss and Elizabeth Fry, and signed my mark—I gave the name of Harry Symonds—the girl in the dock was the other witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was asked to go as a witness by Bloomer Fry—I had known her for a considerable time—they had been courting about eighteen months—I cannot write, or read writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-135" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL ALWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a cigar maker, of 2, Stainy Street, Soho—I am married, and have children—I worked in the same manufactory as the prisoner and Elizabeth Fry, and from what I saw I made a report to the father—the prisoner said that the girl was going on for eighteen, and he would soon be the same age—that was about eight months before 2nd July.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My name is Solomon Arbight, not Samuel Alwright—I told the clerk how to put down my name—I signed my right name before the Magistrate—I have known the defendant eleven months—I did not know that the young girl was visiting him—I knew that they were courting, and I told the father eight months ago.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">amended the Indictment by striking out the averment that the girl's name was Bloomer Fry.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I spoke to a constable, who showed me a portion of my chain half an hour afterwards, which I identified—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., safe on the side-board—I missed it at 5 o'clock, and found the plants removed from the window sill, and boot marks on the sill.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18710918-name-150" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-152" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE COLLIER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Collier, a gardener, and live at a lodge opposite Mr. Craven—on 24th July, about 4 o'clock, I saw the male prisoner come from Mr. Craven's house—as he passed my house, I saw him take a parcel from his coat and lay it down in the road—he then took it up again and went on, and I saw no more of him—he fixed his eyes towards Mr. Craven's window, whose grounds adjoin that spot.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know them?
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 4
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had some picture frames, about the size of this book, in his hand; anybody could see them.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Brett.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 20
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I heard her screams of "Murder," and that took me up.</p>
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<lb/>morrow morning"—my husband came in, and heard those remarks—they were made over and over—the prisoner seemed to know what he was saying, but I don't think he was quite sober—I could not hear anything said up stairs by the prisoner to the deceased—the second floor is uninhabited, and the third floor was Mrs. Quinlan's—she came down in the morning and said something.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I not in your room drinking at the time Mrs. Quinlan halloaed out "Murder!"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not hear anything of the kind—I only heard a
<hi rend="italic">row.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-178" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GREENFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). I received information that a man had died in the hospital who I had directed to be taken there—I went in search of the prisoner, and found him at work at the Reform Club, Pall Mall, painting—I told him he must consider himself in my cus
<lb/>tody on a charge of causing the death of his cousin, Thomas Quinlan—he said "I have been expecting this, and am ready to go with you"—I said "I suppose you are aware he is dead?"—he said "Yes; I heard that at the hospital, when I went out to dinner. We were always like brothers; we had had about 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of drink, we were coming home, and had a custle in Chandos Street, and fell on the ground two or three times, afterwards came home, and we went up into the room together; he had been quarrelling with his wife, and then he commenced quarrelling again with me, and we fought. We fell together several times, and he nearly choked me, and I had to throw him. We had been drinking very much; I left him lying on the floor, thinking he would come all right"—I ex
<lb/>amined the room, it bore evident marks of a severe struggle, and there was a quantity of congealed blood in the corner where the deceased had laid, and his clothing was about the place—the prisoner's head was very much swollen, and he had to be taken to the House of Detention for his head to be treated, as erysipelas had set in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-179" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 287). On Sunday rooming, 29th August,</p>
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<p>I received a communication from Catherine Quinlan—I went to 43, Bed-fordbury, and found the deceased lying on his left side, quite insensible—his face was very much swollen, and there were marks of violence on the right side of his face and head, and on his left arm—he bled very much, and the blood ran down on his left arm, where it was congealed, and his hair was matted in it on the floor—he was quite naked—he was seen by Dr. Watkins, who ordered his removal to Charing Cross Hospital—I took him there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE SLAUK</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at Charing Cross Hos
<lb/>pital—on 29th August, the deceased was brought there in a state of total insensibility, and with marks of great violence about the right side of his head and face; and after he had been taken into the ward, I found marks on his neck, and his left shoulder and arm—he continued insensible till Monday, about 12 o'clock, when he died—I afterwards made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—the organs were all healthy, except the lungs, which were congested—I opened his head, and found that a blood vessel had been ruptured, which was the cause of death—that would arise from violence either from a blow or a fall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Should you say that that blood vessel would be likely to be captured by a violent fall on the ground, and the head striking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Quite as likely—if there had been a violent blow it must have been given with a flat instrument, because there was no wound—it is more likely to have been caused by a heavy fall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi>—"I was drunk, and also the deceased; we had drunk five or six quarterns of raw rum, besides malt liquor. We quarrelled in Chandos Street, and I shoved him, but he made it up with me. All I recollect besides is being in the room with him, and we fell together. He had hold of my shirt collar, and I threw him several times on the floor, and he threw me also down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I received a deal of injury, and had erysipelas in my head. My cousin was the only relation I have, and I generally had my meals there. We have been brought up together from children. We went out, and had five or six quarterns of rum, independent of malt liquor. We quarrelled, and made it up afterwards, and had a couple of quarterns of rum together, and some beer. I went to Mr. Bird's place, and heard screams of "Murder!" I went up, and the deceased was like a raving madman, and stark naked. He laid hold of me by the handkerchief, and nearly strangled me. We were struggling together ten minutes or a quarter of an hour. He threw me on the edge of the bedstead, and I threw him down on the floor; but there was not a blow struck; first he was below me, and then I was below him. On Sunday morning I found my head cut open, and went up to know which was the worst of us, and found he had been taken to the hospital I have been under medical treatment ever since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-183" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PRATTON</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, and live at Frome, in Somersetshire—the deceased was my daughter—on 22nd July I came up, intending to take her away home—I staved there till 30th July—on 30th July, about</p>
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<p>1.30 in the night, I awoke, and heard my daughter say "Oh, lor! how can I go into the bar in the morning with my face and eyes beat like this?"—I did not go out to her—I got up in the morning, and began making my bed, as I thought it would help her—I had done so the morning before—the prisoner, who was down stairs, called "Dad"—I did not answer—he said again "Dad"—I said "Yes"—he said "Come down; Martha is down here, and I cannot get her up; I have been trying to get her up, but she is so heavy"—I found her on the floor, with her head twisted round—I put my arm round her neck, took her right hand, and said "Martha, my dear child," but she never answered me; there was no sense at all in her—the prisoner and I managed to take her up stairs—I said "We must have a female in"—he said "We will have no female here"—I took her by the feet and he by the head, and we got her up stairs, and laid her on the bed where I had slept, and went for a doctor, who came—I was there, and the prisoner was down stairs—a piece of skin was off by the deceased's nose, and another piece, I believe, off her forehead, near one eye; and on her cheek the skin was broken—there seemed to be a big knot in her throat, like a hen's egg—I felt it, but could not move it—on her collar-bone, her neck had turned dark, as if she had been squeezed, or had a blow, and it kept turning dark all round here—I heard nothing going on in the night before I heard her complain about her eyes—nobody was in the house but us three—I cannot say whether the prisoner had taken any drink or not—he knew what I was saying.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot tell you how long they have been married—I believe they have been together about sixteen or seventeen years—he never said to me that she had been drinking—I was examined before the Magis
<lb/>trate—the prisoner did say ao, but I never saw her drinking—I heard her come out of her room, and go down stairs; it was then just daylight, 2 or 3 o'clock—I did not look at my watch, I laid down on the bed—it was about 8 o'clock when I went down stairs—my daughter was a
<hi rend="italic">lumpy</hi> woman; she was in good order—she would have been forty-two next birthday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-184" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SEARING</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Searing, of 2, Charles Street, Islington, a furniture porter—I have known the prisoner and his wife for the last nine years—I saw her on Saturday night, 29th July, about 10.50—she was then in good health, and had no marks about her—I saw her next morning, about 9.15; she was then nearly dead—her face was bruised a good bit on the left side, and there were some black spots about her chest, at the bottom of her throat—I have never seen her intoxicated, and I have been in the habit of seeing her many times in the day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-185" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE DACE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of David Dace, of 2, John's Place, Charles Street, Islington Green, a stationer—on Sunday, 30th July, about 12.40 in the night, I saw Mrs. Webb—she was then perfectly well, and perfectly sober—I saw no marks about her—I have known her nearly six years, and saw her very frequently—she was a sober woman in general.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VILES</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer, of 61, Shepperton Cottages, Islington—the deceased was my cousin—I have known her all my life—on Sunday, 30th July, I saw them both up to nearly 1 o'clock in the morning at their own house—the deceased seemed in perfect health, and was quite sober—I saw no marks about her—I never saw her the worse for drink—sometimes two or three months elapsed without my seeing her, and sometimes I saw her several times in a week.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you spend the evening with them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, my uncle,</p>
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<p>the deceased's father, was up from the country, and I went to see him, and was there till 1 o'clock in the morning—I left them comfortable, all to
<lb/>gether, in the bar parlour—we had not been merrymaking—I had not much time to speak to them till after the house was closed, that was the reason I was there so late—I had something to drink—the bar-parlour is like a public parlour—there were several customers there, but they all left before 12 o'clock—the prisoner and the deceased were having their supper when I left—I don't think they had anything to drink, but I did not stop and sup with them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18710918-name-187" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a physician, of 14, Tyndale Place, Islington—on Sunday morning, 30th July, I was called to the prisoner's house about 10 o'clock, and saw the prisoner—he said "It is all over, she is dead"—I asked him to show me the body—I went up stairs, and found her laid out in bed—her face was one mass of bruises, from the head down to the jaw—I went down stairs, and said "This is an ugly case"—the prisoner said "It is"—I afterwards received instructions from the Coroner to perform a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi>—I found on the upper part of the chest several blue marks about the size of a sixpence, as if the part had been gripped by pressure just by the collar
<lb/>bone—on the chest end of the right shoulder, by the collar-bone, was another bruise about the size of a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and on the upper lip, at the left side, was an abrasion nearly an inch long—the skin was broken; it was a scratch, and a little external to that was another not quite so large, and the whole of the left side of the face, extending from the lower jaw to the temple, was one mass of bruises—on reflecting the scalp I found that the bruises extended down to the bone, and there was considerable extravasa
<lb/>tion of blood—on removing the skull cap, and exposing the brain, I found on its left hemisphere an extravasated clot of blood almost as large as the palm of my hand, and on the right side I found another much larger clot—I placed the large clot in my hand, and on rough calculation it would weigh from 2oz. to 3oz.; the clot on the left side was thinner, about the thick
<lb/>ness of a penny piece, but it was more extravasated—at the base of the brain I found another clot, much smaller, lying midway between the upper part of the spinal marrow, and the base of the brain—it was about the size of a filbert—the left temporal muscle was one bruised mass, pulpy, but the opposite muscle was perfectly healthy—the cause of death was effusion of blood, producing pressure on the brain, which must have been produced by a series of falls, or a series of blows—the bruises must have been produced from the same cause—the whole of the left side of the face was a series of bruises—they would not have been caused by one heavy fall, and besides that the condition of the temporal muscle was such that it must have re
<lb/>ceived a series of blows—it was in a soft, pulpy condition—the fist is the very instrument which would produce those bruises—it must have been an instrument of a yielding kind, because there was no external sore.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The marks on the chest might have been caused by the pressure of the tips of the fingers—she was not particularly stout, but she was an exceedingly well-formed woman—she was laid out when I saw her—I cannot say whether the blue marks could have been caused by her being laid hold of, for the purpose of lifting her, but I should imagine not, because in raising a person in that position you would not naturally grip the throat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would that spot about the size of a finger be likelv to be caused by taking hold of her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That would be an unnatural mode of</p>
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<p>taking hold of her; I should imagine that it was done in a struggle—I do not think it was done in lifting her, because it is rather an unnatural part of the body to plant your fingers to lift a person—I did Dot ask the prisoner any question when I went in; he was a perfect stranger to me, and I saw that it was a case which required investigation—I asked him how it happened, and I think he said that he did not know, he found her down stairs—that is so—I had forgotten that when I said that I did not ask him any question—I had very few words with him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—I have been in Court, and agree with his evidence in every word.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> That these clots of blood caused the death?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the marks would be likely to be caused by a strugggle, leaving an impression on the skin—from the appearance of the place, I should not think it would be at all likely to be caused by laying hold of her when insensible—I do not think the bruises could have been made in trying to lift her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 10). I took the prisoner, and told him the charge—he only said "I suppose I must go."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">the Defence. Upon the evidence of</hi>
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