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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>DAKIN, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, October 23rd, 1871, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MELLOR</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILLERT PIGOTT</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-5" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID SALOMONS</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARREN STORMES HALE</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-6" type="given" value="BENJAMIN SAMUEL"/>BENJAMIN SAMUEL PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-7" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHETHAM</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City (acting as Deputy-Recorder); and
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<interp inst="t18711023-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="t18711023-name-10" type="given" value="FRANCIS WYATT"/>FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-12" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER CROSLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-13" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAKIN, MAYOR. TWELFTH 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, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant (acting as Deputy-Recorder</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-25" type="given" value="RICHMOND HIGGINBOTHAM"/>RICHMOND HIGGINBOTHAM TUCKER</persName> </hi>. I am a dentist, of 127, Westbourne Grove—I rent a portion of the basement and the upper portion of the house, at 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—last November I hired some furniture of Bartholomew, who is an upholsterer, at 7, Westbourne Grove—I signed this agreement, marked "A," and gave an acceptance for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., at three months—when that became due, I paid 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account—he subsequently lent me 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I signed this paper, marked "B"—I received this letter, marked "C"—he subsequently threatened to take the goods away—on 4th August some men came to my house—they took up my carpets, and put them in a van—while doing this, Bartholomew came up, and I had a conversation with him—a solicitor came up, and said that Mr. Bartholomew was not justified in doing what he was doing; and there was an agreement made that I should give an acceptance of a friend, Major Gray, at one month, to complete the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the hire of the furniture—10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was due at that time—upon that, the carpets and other goods were put back again—Major Gray went with me to Bartholomew, and I left the acceptance with Acres, Mr. Bartholomew's managing man—I afterwards received this letter, marked "D" (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—on 14th August, about 8.30 in the morning, I heard a noise, went down, and found that all the things had been taken out of the drawing-room—it was</p>
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<p>the rattling of the stair-rods near my bedroom that awoke me—I found several men of Mr. Bartholomew's, several of the prisoners—I went to the station, and when I came back, they were gone—to the best of my belief, this authority to remove the goods, marked "E," is Bartholomew's writing—that was given to Mr. Vincent, my solicitor's clerk—they had removed the goods that belonged to Bartholomew, but they had not room to take away the goods that belonged to me—Jones and Walker were there—Mr. Vincent came and had some conversation with them, and about 2 o'clock in the day Acres came, and withdrew all the men—during the evening, in consequence of information from a person named Graham, I had the chain put up on the front door, and bolted it, and the drawing-room window was bolted—there were no shutters, merely a spring bolt—at that time, my man-servant Rumley, my wife, and family, were in the house—about 9 o'clock I heard a great noise in the street, crowds collected, and we heard shouting, and a few minutes afterwards two men fell into the room, through the window, followed by two others—I made a rush at the men, to try to keep them back, when two or three men followed immediately after them, up a ladder, which was placed at the window—Beer was one, and Green; and I think Walker, or Jones; I am not quite certain which—I had a sword lying in its scabbard, on the ottoman—it was there quite accidentally—it had been knocking about the house in one place and another—Spooner followed up the ladder—Beer made a grab at the sword, and Rumley also made a grab at it—he caught hold of the sheath, and Beer of the handle—the sword came out—Beer flourished it about in a most extraordinary manner—I got a clip on my temple—I succeeded in warding off a slight gash, but I got a second in my hand—Spooner came to my assistance, and Beer tackled him, and wounded him very severely, and he had to be sent to the hospital—they rolled from the top of the stairs to the bottom—I rushed down to see if I could get the police to assist me—I managed to take the sword from Beer, and handed it to the police, and Beer then made his escape—the front door was opened, and then in they poured, and we were attacked both ways—Bartholomew, I believe, got into the passage—he was taken by the police—my drawing-room floor was spotted all over with blood, and on the stairs, and everywhere—I recognize the whole of the defendants as being with Bartholomew on and off during the day—Beer and Green were in the room, and either Walker or Jones.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I was insolvent at Liverpool in 1861—I won't say it was not for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the claimants got nothing at the time, but most of them have been paid since—I was also insolvent in 1867 or 1868, for about 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; that was principally to lawyers—I paid nothing—I have had five County Court summonses against me for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each—I knew nothing of Bartholomew before November, 1870—I took the upper and lower part of the house from Mr. Masson, a tobacconist, from Septem
<lb/>ber, 1870—I took it by the year, payable quarterly; I paid the first quarter's rent the day before it was due—at Lady-day I paid 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. two or three days after it was due, and the other 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. directly after
<lb/>wards—I did not pay the Midsummer quarter, as Masson had made up his mind to abscond, which he did afterwards—I borrowed 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of Bartholomew at the Lady-day quarter, which I paid him back next day—I did not borrow 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay the Midsummer quarter—that quarter's rent was paid by Bar
<lb/>tholomew—I had undertaken to keep the rent paid so as to protect the furniture—I never read the agreement through—I knew that the furniture</p>
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<p>was not to be mine until I had paid for it—I had it on hire with the option of buying it—I understand that the drawing-room hearth-rugs were pawned—I did not have the tickets, I got them from my wife—I sent the money, and redeemed them—I accepted a bill payable at a bank where I had no account—it was not on that bill that I obtained possession of the furniture on hire; I gave a guarantee, besides, to Bartholomew, that the rent should be paid; I did not go to the bank manager to ask him to let me do it—I was told it was the usual way of drawing up an acceptance—it was not dis
<lb/>honoured—I went to Mr. Bartholomew, and gave him the money before-hand to take it up—there was another bill for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which he gave me the money to take up; that was made payable at my house—I paid 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash on account of the two bills, and Major Gray's guarantee for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I paid 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of the first acceptance—the second was paid by Mr. Bartholomew at the time, but I think the next day I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—all the money he has had for the hire of the furniture was 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—in July 1871 I was in the hands of two County Court bailiffs—I begged them to take me to Mr. Bartholomew's, and I asked him to advance me the money, and he lent me 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I told him I would give him a memorandum letting him hold the furniture that I had in the house—I don't complain of the first entry in the morning—no one was guilty of any violence towards Bartholo
<lb/>mew's men—they were not withdrawn in consequence of the violence of my party—I had men there to outnumber them, with the sanction of the super
<lb/>intendent of police, to see that there was no breach of the peace—the sword was not up in the bedroom at that time—I did not say I would get my sword, nor did Vincent advise me not to get it—I did not see one of my men use this piece of iron; that was wrenched out of my hand, I think by Walker; it is a piece of iron belonging to my operating chair, and when the chair was being removed I picked this up to prevent its being lost—I did not attempt to use it—I had it in my hand in the morning, not in the evening—I was in the drawing-room when the window was opened, and Bumley also—neither of us attempted to use the sword against the men who were coming in at the window—one of the men, I can't say which, had a screw-driver—I believe that was what the catch was forced back with—it is a sash window—it was fastened—it was opened by Beer or Green, who were the two first persons that came up—Mr. Vincent is clerk to Mr. Porter, a solicitor, who acted for me at the Police Court—I have not re
<lb/>quired money to be paid to me to forego this prosecution; I swear that—Acres was discharged by the Magistrate—he was not identified; I did not wish to identify him, I wished him to get free—I am still living at the house, and have the same property that I gave security for.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-26" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM GRAHAM</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Westbourne Park Place, Padding
<lb/>ton, and am brother-in-law of the prosecutor—about 7.30 on this night I saw Bartholomew and Acres outside the prosecutor's house—I and Vincent had a conversation with them—I showed Bartholomew the paper marked "E," the authority to enter, and asked if it was his signature—he said it was, and that he had authorized the proceeding—he asked us to go to an hotel with him—we led him to believe we would, but suspecting he had an object in taking us away, I went back to the house and told them that the raid which they had expected was about to take place—I heard Bartholo
<lb/>mew, as he was passing in, say to some men, "Don't know me;" or "don't notice me, but get in;" or words to that effect—I saw a number of men coming towards the prosecutor's house—at one time there was a very great</p>
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<p>crowd; they tried to force the door, but it was shut and bolted—I recognize Beer and Walker, Galloway and Jones, as being there when the attempt was made to force the door—I had seen Acres a few minutes previously with Bartholomew during the conversation I have just mentioned—I heard Bartholomew say, "Fetch the ladder"—a ladder was brought—at that time I should think there were 800 people there—the ladder was placed against the house, and I saw four men go up—Beer was one—there was a pause at the window, and I heard the window go up, and they went in—the ladder was then taken down by the crowd, and broken—there was then a rush at the hall door—Bartholomew was the foremost one—he struck me, and tore my coat—he was immediately taken into custody—I saw Walker push the door, and he struck me—when I afterwards went into the house I found the banisters broken, and blood in the hall, and all up the stairs—the place was utterly wrecked, the lamps broken, and the place covered with blood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The assault was the matter I went before the Magistrate upon—the Magistrate did not say he should dismiss it; he suggested to the attorney that I should withdraw the claim, so that Bartholomew should be included in the indictment—I did not employ six or twelve men in the afternoon—I heard that Mr. Vincent paid them—I don't know how many there were—they were not roughs—they were trades
<lb/>men; working men—before these men were employed I had not resisted the removal of an ottoman from the house—Vincent had—I was present—I heard Vincent tell Acres if he attempted to remove the goods, which did not belong to Mr. Bartholomew, he would be resisted—I did not see any attempt to remove the ottoman, it was too large to move—after the resist
<lb/>ance was made, Acres said he would withdraw the men—I did not strike Bartholomew—I was not guilty of any violence whatever—I was outside the house when the entry was made—I don't know whether our party took away the ladder and broke it; it was the crowd—I assisted in removing the ladder; it was broken in the struggle—I am agent for a gentleman of property, to look after his property and attend to his business generally—I, have been-in a spirit business, that failed—I have known the prosecutor fourteen years—I have not been living with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-27" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SPOONER</persName> </hi>. I am a French polisher, of 17, Lonsdale Road, West-bourne Grove—on 14th August, about 12 o'clock at noon, I was called to the prosecutor's house, and saw Galloway, jun., and Walker up stairs, removing things—they left before 2 o'clock—I remained with some others, to prevent their re-entering—I looked out of the drawing-room window—Galloway beckoned to me—I went out, and we had a glass of ale together, at the Princess Royal—I there saw Jones, and a man named Vidler—Jones asked if I would lend them a hand to get the things out—I made no answer, I lit my pipe—Jones said they were going to get the things away at night-time, from 8.30 to 9 o'clock, and they were going to get Head's ladder—I went and gave information to Mr. Vincent—about 9.30 I was at the public-house—we came out, and went over to the place—I saw the ladder there, and it was raised—Bartholomew had a white handkerchief over his hat—he said "Now, my men, go up"—upon that they went up—one went up first; he could not open the window—Beer and Green went up after him—I saw them on the balcony, and they shifted back the latch of the window—they got the window open, and got inside—I went up, and three or four went up after me—when I got up I received a cut on the eye from a sword,</p>
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<p>which Beer had—I took off my coat, and sprang on him—we struggled on to the landing, and fell down stairs—the police came, and I was taken to the hospital—I was cut, and my right shoulder was hurt—I should reckon that about thirty or forty persons were engaged in the attack—I believe Bishop was there, but I did not see him go up the ladder—next morning I went to Bartholomew's shop, in search of Beer—I saw Acres there, and Bishop, Green, and Jones—they told Acres they wanted settling with for what they had done last night—we afterwards went to a public-house, and I saw Jones pay Green, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the other two, 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I got nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Vincent paid me 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I went up the ladder to prevent the things from coming out—I was about the fifth that went up—I was not struck on the head by Mr. Tucker, with this piece of iron; it was Beer that struck me, with the sword—I did not see Mr. Tucker there at all—I think about nine or eleven of us were paid by Vincent—I saw the window raised; it was unfastened with something or other—I saw both their hands against the window, as if to force the catch back—I can't say what they had in their hands—they forced the catch back, and then raised the window—I did not see any weapon in the hands of any of the men that went up the ladder.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-28" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED RUMLEY</persName> </hi>. I am servant to the prosecutor—I was in the house about 9 o'clock this evening—I saw the doors and windows fastened—there was nobody there at that time but my master's family—I was in the drawing-room—I saw Beer and Green come through the window—my master sprang on Beer, I turned my attention to Green—there was a great noise outside—Beer snatched up a sword that was lying on an ottoman in the middle of the room—I tried to get it from him—I got the scabbard—my master then tried to wrest the sword from him—Beer made a pass at his head with the sword; my master pat his arm up, and received a blow in the hand—Green crept round behind him, with something in his hand—I believe it was a screw-driver—I thought he was going to strike him, and I rushed on him, and struck him with the scabbard—I then saw Spooner and Jones enter the room—Spooner rushed on Beer; they wrestled, and both went through the door, and down the stairs—I saw Beer take the sword, with the blade dagger-fashion, and stab Spooner in the breast, as I thought, on the stairs—I went down, to assist my master, and keep the men out—I saw Jones there, and I saw Acres outside, standing among the crowd—I did not see him do any
<lb/>thing—I could not swear to any of the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was summoned for assaulting Green—I did not hear my master say that day that he would have the sword down from up stairs—I did not hear Vincent say "You had better not have the sword"—I was in the room when it was entered—I did not turn out the gas; I believe it was turned out; I don't know who did it—I heard some one call out "Turn-out the gas"—that was when the first man made his appearance at the window—none of the eleven men who were paid by Vincent were in the house at that time—they were there at 2 o'clock, and resisted the removal of the ottoman—there were nine or ten there, then—I can't say how long they remained, I was asleep, and was not well—I did not see Mr. Vincent at 2 o'clock; he was not in the room at night when the window was raised—my master did not strike Spooner, my master had not the sword in his hand—I had seen the sword on the ottoman a few minutes before; I can't say how it came there, it was all about the house, sometimes in one place sometimes in another.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Green did not appear against me for the assault.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 345). I took Bartholomew into custody for assaulting Mr. Graham—at that time there were about 200 or 300 persons outside the house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X R</hi> 3). I was present on this occa
<lb/>sion—I saw a ladder placed against a wall—I saw Beer and Green on the ladder, going up to the window—I saw Bartholomew assault Mr. Graham outside the house when the door was open—I was shoved into the passage, and knocked down—I saw Beer on the stairs, inside, with a sword in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Spooner go up the ladder, behind Beer, as if he was one of the party—the window was raised previous to that—I saw them enter the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-31" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN WEST</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Cornwall Road, Netting Hill—I was out-side the prosecutor's house about 9 o'clock on the evening in question, a van drove up—I was stationed there to prevent their coming in—Beer and Green came up in the van—I saw Bartholomew and a lot more men on the pavement—I heard Bartholomew, when he could not get in at the door, say "Now for the ladder"—they tried to raise the ladder, I tried to prevent it—Beer struck me two or three times in the chest, and Bartholo
<lb/>mew struck me repeatedly, and threatened to break my arm because I would not leave go of the ladder—they ultimately raised the ladder, and Beer and Green and Jones went up—they opened the window, forced it up from the bottom—I heard a cry of "Help!" and "Murder!"—I saw Walker and Galloway outside, and I saw Bartholomew forcing his way into the passage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Vincent paid me 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was not instructed to resist with as much force as I could—I was to resist taking away the fur
<lb/>niture—I saw Mr. Tucker rush down four stairs with a drawn sword in his hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into their own recognizances in</hi> 10
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<hi rend="italic">each, to appear and receive judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). In consequence of instruc
<lb/>tions I received, I watched the prisoner—I knew him as driving a horse, and he usually carted leather for Messrs. Mortimer—they use the yard No. 3, St. Mary Axe—it is the yard of Warren & Co., the prosecutors, who also occupy a portion of the yard—they are in the provision trade—in com
<lb/>pany with another officer, on the afternoon of 12th September, I saw the prisoner—he was then about twenty yards from Warren's warehouse, going towards Leadenhall Street, driving his horse and van—I followed him to Bermondsey Street—I saw him go under one of the railway arches—he stopped and removed his van; it was apparently empty, except some straw in the front part, and a tarpaulin—he shifted some straw, and I saw him roll a large box from the front of the van to the back—it was covered over with some straw and some matting—he then drove on again as far as Bermondsey New Road—he then went into a public-house—I called him</p>
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<p>out—he appeared to meet some person, and they had some conversation—when he came outside, T said "We are two police-officers; does this van belong to you?"—he said "It does"—I said "Who are you employed by?"—he said "Principally by Mr. Mortimer, leather-merchant, 3, St. Mary Axe"—I said "What hare you got in your van now?"—he said "Nothing except straw and tarpaulin"—I said "I must look and see what you have"—I lifted the straw from the hind part of the van, and said "Here are three large parcels; what are these?"—he said "Yes, I know they are there"—I said "But where are you going to take them to?"—he said "To a person named Joseph Hawley, of John Street, in the immediate neigh
<lb/>bourhood"—I said "Who told you to take them there?"—he said "I don't know?"—I asked where he got them from—he said he did not know how they came in the van—I asked who told him to take them to Hawley—he said "I don't know"—I said "Have you taken any to Joseph Hawley, before?"—he said "Yes, on one occasion"—I said "When?"—he said "Last night; one parcel contained a side of bacon, cut in halves, weighing 51lbs., a firkin of butter, and a large American cheese-box, full of butter, altogether weighing 157lbs."—a small parcel of butter, about a pound and a half, was also found in the van, done up separately in a cloth—in a room occupied by the prisoner I found a bladder of lard and some tubs or cheese-boxes, which have been identified by the prosecutor—Hawley was discharged by the Magistrate—I found 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the prisoner—the whole of the property found was shown to the prosecutor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OSBORN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 711). At 9 o'clock, on the morning of 12th September, I was watching the place, and I saw the prisoner drive a van into the yard—there was then a tarpaulin rolled up in front of the van, and a little loose straw, about an armful, lying spread out on the floor of the van—he left the van there, and went out to a public-house, about 11 o'clock—he went out with two of Warren's workmen to the George public-house, St. Mary Axe—the men went back—he then went on to the Lamb public-house, at Leaden hall Market, and there met Joseph Hawley—he then returned to the yard about 2 o'clock—he remained there till about 2.40; the tarpaulin was then unrolled, and there was a large quantity of straw bulging this through the sides, and the prisoner was sitting on the front rails, driving—I went with Packman, and was with him all the time.</p>
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<lb/>chants—on 12th September I saw the prisoner with a van, in the yard—he backed the van into a recess, at the top of the yard—I saw him go to the side of the van and put some straw there—shortly after that I saw one of Messrs. Warren's men come out from the loop-hole, the place where they load and unload vans; that was some twenty yards from the van—he was carrying a large cheese-box, exactly resembling this—he took it into the recess, on the other side of the van—the prisoner was not there then; he came there after him, almost instantaneously—I then saw the man come back with an empty box, quite different to that I had seen him carrying—I spoke to Mr. Bodle, the manager—I examined the stock afterwards—the boxes and packages were similar to those we have in stock.</p>
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<p>about 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have seen the property found at the prisoner's lodg
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character, and his father undertook to send him to a relative in Germany—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-708-18711023 t18711023-708-punishment-6"/>One Month's Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>. And,</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18711023-711-offence-1 t18711023-name-44"/>John Smith</persName> and another, her masters.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">She was recommended to mercy by the prosecutor, and received a good character</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I valued the locket, as it contained a miniature.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I never was in the front of the house that morning at work.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. I did not see him at work that morning; he could, in the course of his employment, have had access to the room, if he wished it—I think the door was left open.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I am innocent of stealing it; Bailey never saw me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-50" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BERGE</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mr. Rowley, a pawnbroker, of High Street, Camden Town—on 13th September, this year, this watch was brought to my master's shop by the prisoner—he wanted to know if I would exchange a gold watch for a silver one, and said he would call again on the 16th, which he did, and brought the gold one with him—I noticed that there had been a crest on it, and questioned him as to how he came in pos
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<p>him I did not believe it, and I should detain it, and he was to call in the evening—Mr. Rowley came home during that time, and after a conversa
<lb/>tion with him I handed the prisoner a silver watch, and communicated with the police, and wrote to the makers of the watch.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>). From information I received I called on the male prisoner on 19th September—I said "Stevens, I want to have a little talk with you respecting a gold watch that Sir William Bodkin lost about twelve months since"—he said "What about it, I recol
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the chain, and 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the locket"—I afterwards made some inquiries, and found that the locket was sold to a pawnbroker at Kentish Town, for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it was very much bent, and had been sold to a dealer, and the chain had been sold to another pawnbroker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jeremiah Stevens's Defence</hi>. Be as easy as you can, it is the first time I did anything wrong; my wife does not know anything at all about it.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JEREMIAH</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-712-18711023 t18711023-712-punishment-10"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for William Williams, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. GOODMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Mary Williams</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-54" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I am an officer employed by the Mint authorities—on 13th October, in consequence of information, I went to Canterbury Place, Highbury Vale, with other officers, about 7 o'clock in the morning—the street-door was forced by my directions—we proceeded to the first floor front room—that door was also forced—I found both prisoners in bed—I addressed the male prisoner as Scarborough—I told him my name was Brannan—I said to the female "What shall I call you?"—she said "Scar
<lb/>borough or McLaren"—I said "I came here by the direction of the Soli
<lb/>citor to the Treasury; I have a search warrant and will read it to you if you think proper"—he said "Never mind, Mr. Brannan, you will find all you want in that room," pointing to where we found the things—we forced that open—the room was fitted as a factory, nothing there but implements for coining to a very large extent, and very complete—I produce those things—amongst a number of moulds we found was one treble mould for sixpences—we also found the pattern piece from which the impression was made on the mantel-shelf—we found numerous wire ladders which had been dipped in solution—they are used while the counterfeit coin is undergoing the process of colouring and coating—there are treble moulds for making shillings, double moulds for making florins, two double moulds for half-crowns, and one for florins, files, galvanic batteries, plates, granulated metal, antimony, several ladles with white metal in them, and other instruments</p>
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<p>for coating—there were some porous pots, and a quantity of copper wire which had been employed in solution, and a quantity of implements for colouring, and coating, and making plaster of Paris—nineteen good pieces of money were handed to me by Inspector Rutt, which have all been used a pattern pieces—on the way to the station the male prisoner said "I suppose it will go hard with me, they will give me a ride for this I hope you will be dead when I come back, and a piece of lead under your back"—when at the station the whole of the counterfeit coin, and the good money was placed on the table, and the female prisoner said "Mr. Brannan, I will save you all the trouble, I will pick out the pattern-pieces that we used; I don't intend to give you any unnecessary trouble"—132 farthings were found at the prisoner's place—in a purse which was taken out of the female prisoner's dress pocket we found two counterfeit sixpences, which correspond in date with the pattern-piece—the farthings are filed down, and after a process of colouring and coating they are circulated as sixpences.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>. We took two sledge hammers with us—the key which opened the back room door was found by Inspector Bryant in the prisoner's trowsers pocket, and he said it would open the door—I did not apply that key to the front door—I could not swear that there was a key in the bedroom door—the prisoners were in bed—the male prisoner did not go to the station quietly; I don't know that I ever had to deal with a more violent man—I did not break open the back door with a sledge ham
<lb/>mer—Inspector Butt broke it open with his shoulder—the prisoner did not say he had a lodger named Harrison—I did not hear anything said about a lodger till the remand at the Police Court, and no name was given then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-55" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BRYANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G</hi>). I went with Brannan and other officers to the prisoner's house—the door was forced open—I heard Brannan address them about the warrant—I was there part of the time, and in the other room part of the time—I found a door key in the male prisoner's trowsers pocket—I asked him what key it was, and he said it was the key of the room where the things were found—I tried it, and it fitted the lock—I found another key in the drawers in the room where they were sleeping; it fitted the street door—I found 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold in the male prisoners pocket, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and 10 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—I also found a rent-book, which he said was his, in the name of Williams—I helped to take the prisoners to the station—I heard the female prisoner say "I don't wish to give you any unnecessary trouble; I will point out the pattern pieces"—there was a good deal of good money on the table at that time—she selected a sixpence and other pieces, and said "Those pieces have been in plaster"—there were six half-crowns, two florins, eight shillings, and two sixpences.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>. I did not try the key in the door of the front room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODMAN</hi>. I am sure the female prisoner did not say that she wished to pick out her own pieces of money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-56" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The exact words the woman used were: "Mr. Brannan, I don't wish to give you any unnecessary trouble; I will pick you out the pattern pieces that were used"—I will swear she did not say "I wish to pick out the pieces of money that belong to me."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer G</hi>). I went with Brannan, and searched a gown which was at the foot of the bed, where the prisoners were—I found a purse containing 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money, 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and two counter
<lb/>feit sixpences, in paper—on the way from the station to the Police Court</p>
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<p>the male prisoner said "This is not my wife; she has brought me into all this; I wonder where they will send me to this time, the last time was at Gibraltar."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector N</hi>). I was one of the party on this occasion—I broke open the door of the back room—at the station the female said "I won't give you any more trouble; these are the pattern pieces, Mr. Brannan; I shall pick them out one at a time."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer N</hi>). I was one of the party—I heard the male prisoner say the woman was not his wife, neither were they his children.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>. I took the daughter in custody; she was sleeping in an adjoining room—she was discharged at the Police Court—it was a fire-roomed house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODMAN</hi>. I don't think there were any lodgers in the house—all the persons in the house were taken to the police-station—there was no bed in the room where the implements were—the daughter was seventeen years old.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this is a triple mould for sixpences—it has not been used—there is another mould for sixpences here, and here are three good sixpences, which have been used for making that mould—these two counterfeit sixpences were made from that mould—there are other patterns for shillings, florins, and half-crowns—the other things which Mr. Brannan has spoken to, are used for coining purposes.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18711023-name-62" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-62" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I was present at this Court on 22nd October, 1860, when the prisoner was tried, with three others, in the name of Samuel Manhood—this is the certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court. Samuel Manhood, convicted</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd October</hi>, 1860,
<hi rend="italic">of uttering a counterfeit half-crown</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Imprisonment</hi>.)—I am sure the prisoner is the man—I have known him from his childhood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I was never sentenced to four months' in my life in this Court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner Q.</hi> What did I give my age then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 21—I cannot say how it is you are only 27 now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I have referred to my books—I do not recollect whether he looked very young, so as to account for the lenient sentence, but I can give other reasons for knowing him—there are marks on his person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. If I have been convicted, why is not the officer here who had me in custody?</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-64" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I was present at the prisoner's trial in October, 1860—he was convicted and sentenced to four months' in the name of Manhood—I have known him for years.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I was present at the prisoner's</p>
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<p>trial in October, 1860, in the name of Manhood—he was convicted, and I have seen him since—he is the same man: I have seen him lately a good deal.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you think he is more than twenty-seven?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it is eleven years since I saw him convicted—I have seen him at intervals since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-66" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT REEVES</persName> </hi>. I was a warder of the House of Detention, Cold Bath Fields, in 1860—the prisoner has been in my custody, but I cannot say when.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I was never there, except for a fine.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of the previous conviction</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps—she tendered three shillings, one of which was bad: I bent it—Cole, a policeman, came in, and I gave her in custody with the shilling—about three weeks before that I was employed at the branch post-office, Hatton Garden, and served the prisoner with 10
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I got the three shillings from a young man, from 6 o'clock to 6.30—I gave them to you, and you took them to the end of the counter, and came back, and said that you had taken a great deal of bad money</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in good money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave me five half-crowns—I put them all into the till, being in a hurry—there was a half-crown, a florin, and some small silver in the till—I afterwards found that four of the half-crowns were bad, and when the prisoner came to take the nuts away I told him so—he said "Lord love you, I did not pay you in bad half-crowns"—I marked them, and gave them to the beadle in the prisoner's presence—these are them (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I afterwards took them from the beadle, and gave them to the policeman—I told the Magistrate that I said to the prisoner "Did you pay me in half-crowns?" and that he said "Yes, and they were good"—I do not know whether he bought 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of nuts, it is impos
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">through an Interpreter</hi>). I am a fruiterer, of Princes Place, Commercial Road—on the afternoon of 7th September, the prisoner came in and bought two pears for 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I saw him pay Julia Lane 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which I took from her, found it was bad, and broke it in half with my teeth—I told him in English, as well as I could, that it was bad—he said "Well, I can give you another," but I gave him in charge, with the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not another customer give a shilling to the girl at the same time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was no other customer there—you did not request me to go with you to a party who had changed a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece for you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for some pears—my master took it out of my hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-83" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RHODES</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Clyde public-house—in the be
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I knew it was bad by the feel of it—he said that he got it from Anderson, the grocer, and paid me with a good half-crown—I broke the shilling with my teeth, and gave him the pieces.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-84" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE SUMNER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Blackworth Arms, 10, Princes Place—about the latter end of August I served the prisoner with some beer—he gave me a florin—I put it in the till, there were no other florins there, and gave him change—I afterwards found it was bad; no other florin had been put in—I gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ALLMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 102). The prisoner was given into my custody on 8th September—Mr. Cooper gave me a broken shilling, and Alice Somers a florin—I found on the prisoner three shillings, a sixpence, two-pence, and a half-penny, good money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin and broken shilling are bad—I have known good shillings to be broken by the human jaws, but only now and then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I bought some potatoes, and changed a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; I took them home, and then went to get a couple of pears—I found the shil
<lb/>ling was bad, and offered to pay in good money, but they would not accept it, and would not go with me to the place where I got the change. As regards the other shilling I repeat that that was a good one. I am a Dutch
<lb/>man, and do not know English coins well.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-720-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to feloniously forging and uttering a request for the delivery of knives and forks;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> a request for the delivery of two silver cups; </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> a request for the delivery of knives, forks, and spoons, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<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="t18711023-name-90" type="given" value="FREDERICK DAY"/>FREDERICK DAY PLUM</persName> </hi>. I am a metal-broker, at Bristol—I have known the prisoner for some time—he was a dealer in sewing-machines at Bristol—on 28th August he brought me this Bill of Exchange—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: It was for</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">dated</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th August, drawn by the prisoner on Wilcox & Gibbs, at two months, and purporting to be accepted by Powers Brothers</hi>)—I gave him 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it, in two payments—there was a small account open between us, and the balance was understood to be on account—he said it was a bill that he was holding from the firm, and he wanted to make use of it—I paid it away—I afterwards saw it again when the prisoner was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was no understanding between us that he was to take up the bill, it was given to me as an ordinary bill, without any under
<lb/>standing at all—he called on me about a week before it came due, and</p>
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<p>asked if I still had it—I told him I had parted with it; I did not tell him to whom—when he brought it to me he did not ask what I was going to do with it—I did not say that I was going to put it in my cash-box and keep it; nothing of the kind—I have known him three or four years—I had some very small transactions with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. From first to last I had not the slightest idea that it was not a genuine bill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GABB</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Metcalfe & Company, tea-dealers, of 74, Mark Lane—this bill was received by my masters from Mr. Plum—I presented it on 10th October, at the Union Bank, and it was refused.</p>
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<persName id="t18711023-name-92" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-92" type="surname" value="POWERS"/>
<interp inst="t18711023-name-92" type="given" value="ORVILLB WATSON"/>ORVILLB WATSON POWERS</persName> </hi>. I am now sole manager of the Wilcox & Gibbs' Sewing Machine Company, of 150, Cheapside—at one time my brother was joint-manager with me—he ceased to be so subsequent to the time this bill was drawn—the prisoner was formerly a clerk in the service of the Com
<lb/>pany; latterly he carried on business on his own account, at Bristol—the stamp on this cheque is the regular stamp of the Company; that on the bill is not a stamp of our firm—I had not given the prisoner authority to use or procure such a stamp—this "Powers Brothers" is apparently an imitation of my writing; it is not mine or my brother's—I had not given the prisoner any authority to write my name—up to 10th October I did not know of the bill being in existence—a messenger from the parties holding the bill called at our place of business after it had been presented at the bank, and on seeing it I at once pronounced it to be a forgery—we had no account at the Union Bank at that time—any genuine bill of ours would be accepted, pay
<lb/>able at our own bankers'—the body of the bill is in the prisoner's writing; at present no one but myself has authority to accept bills; and in August, no one but myself and my brother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was acting as our sewing machine agent, at Bristol, and has been for some years—the stamp is not imitated cor
<lb/>rectly—I have been informed that money was deposited at the bank to meet this bill—proceedings in bankruptcy have been initiated by me against the prisoner since this—he was served with a notice in prison by my direction—our agents had not always to pay for the sewing machines in advance; latterly the prisoner had—we have received money from him for sewing machines from time to time since the execution of this bill—I can't be specific as to the dates—I can't say that I did not, about the time the bill was put into circulation, receive from him a sum almost amounting to that, for the purpose of purchasing sewing machines.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The bankruptcy proceedings were commenced before his arrest—he is indebted to us about 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we hold a promissory-note for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; that has been presented and not paid—we required payment in advance from him, as the account was increasing, and we wished to stop it—the promissory-note was dishonoured subsequent to the discovery of this forgery; it is on demand; it was given in the autumn of last year.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY POWERS</persName> </hi>. I was joint manager of this Company, with my brother, up to a certain time—the acceptance, "Powers Brothers," to this bill is not my writing, or written by my authority.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the prisoner has been in Bristol about three and a half years—I know nothing of his business relations with the Com
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-94" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RIDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Union Bank, Princes Street—I saw the prisoner there on 10th October, about 9.30 or 9.45 in the morning—he</p>
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<p>said he wished to take up a bill that would be presented in the course of the day, and he would pay any commission—I told him that we did not do that sort of business—he wished to leave the money with me—I told him that he should advise it from a country banker—he said he would have done so, but it was a mistake—he told me who the drawer of the bill was, but I don't recollect now what he said; he wished to leave me particulars, but I told him it would be of no use, I could not do anything with it—he asked if I could give him the name of any banker in London—I told him I could not do anything of the sort—later in the day the bill was advised by telegram from Croydon, that was after it had been presented.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-95" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MAHONEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Union Bank at Croydon—I saw the prisoner at our bank on 10th October, about 12.30 in the day—he wrote on this piece of paper "Bill drawn by B. G. Boom, accepted by Wilcox & Co., 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., payable at Union Bank, and due this day"—he also wrote on this envelope "O. Powers, Esq., 10, Trevor Square, West Brompton"—he wrote those papers for me to advise the Union Bank in London about the bill, and he paid me 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, and two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—I telegraphed to the head office.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I went to Bristol and ap
<lb/>prehended the prisoner there on 13th October—I told him that I was a detec
<lb/>tive officer from London, and held a warrant for his apprehension for forging the acceptance of Wilcox & Gibbs for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said "Yes, can it be arranged"—I told him I knew nothing about any arrangement, he must accompany me to London—he seemed very excitable—he afterwards said the money was at the bank at Croydon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in his address to the Jury, contended that it was clear the prisoner had no intent to defraud, within the meaning of the statute, as he was prepared to meet the bill wlun due</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE DEPUTY RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in summing up, stated that the law had been distinctly laid down by the Judges, that if a person put the name of another upon a bill of exchange without his authority, or without a reasonable belief that he had that authority, it was a forgery, although he might expect to have funds to meet the bill at maturity</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">Two Other Counts</hi>—For stealing other stones and bricks on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18711023-723-offence-1 t18711023-cd-3"/>18th September</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>—For receiving; and others, laying the pro
<lb/>perty on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18711023-723-offence-1 t18711023-name-99"/>William Hill</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDMUND THOMAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-100" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I am a coffee-house keeper, in Stonecutter Street—in June last a gas company had the pavement there open for repairs—on the 18th June, between 8 and 9 o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner take up two stones from opposite the front of my door: they were ordinary paving stones, such as pathways are paved with, only small—I asked him what he was going to do with them—he said he was going to repair the bottoms of the dust-holes because the wood-work rotted away so quickly—he took them away in the direction of the Savings' Bank in Farringdon Street, where he lived—ho is the beadle of the parish—I took no further notice of the matter</p>
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<p>—I had previously seen him take small pieces of stone occasionally, that I did not think of any value, all of the same description, small square pieces—I have seen the property that has been found, and it corresponds as nearly as possible with the things I hare seen him take; but there were none that I considered of any value—I can't say how often I have seen him do this—some little difference arose in the ensuing week; I don't know whether it was in consequence of my speaking to him about the stones, but I had placed some timbers in the church-yard temporarily, and he threw them over the wall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When he said he was taking the stones for the dust hole I did not say "All right, I am sure they are no use"—I said "If you want a lot of stones like that, I will give you as many as you want"—I did not think they were of much value—the only difference we have had is what I have mentioned—(
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner:</hi> "How about the wall you built? how about the burial ground? how about the window you lowered?")—I can hardly tell what he refers to—I made some alterations at the back of my premises—he had no power to object to that—he informed the parish of it—I did not build any wall; I altered a window, under my landlord's instructions, by lowering it 2ft.—the prisoner had no right to object to that; he did not object to it to me—I altered it voluntarily—I did not enclose a piece of ground which I had no right to enclose—the prisoner did not say so—I have known the prisoner nine or ten years—I don't know that he was allowed to take pieces of stone to put round the mounds in the burial-ground, to keep it in order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I never heard it suggested before to-day that he took away the stones to repair the burial-ground; they have never been placed there, with the exception of two stones that were thrown over the wall and which he said I might have, and which have since been taken away by the Cor
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-101" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am a watchman, in the employ of Hill & Co., contractors for the new street leading from Shoe Lane to Farringdon Street—about 9 o'clock on the night of 18th September, I was at the top of Stonecutter Street, and saw the prisoner going away with a stone, from Stonecutter Street into Farringdon Street—my attention was called by the market beadle—he had a piece of cloth round the stone—he took it to the West London Savings' Bank, in Farringdon Street—he went to the back part of the house—I stood at the door while he was gone with it—I did not speak to him about it—I went to the policeman, and gave him in charge at the time—I afterwards went with the policeman to the Savings' Bank, and saw the stone found in the cellar—the prisoner at first said it was not him that took it, and then he said he had only borrowed one—our firm has been using bricks in the construction of the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see where he got the stone from.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-102" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD COOK</persName> </hi>. I am one of the night constables of Farringdon Market—on the night of 18th September I saw the prisoner walk up Stonecutter Street, go back again, and take a stone up, on the footpath—he picked it up, like, to feel the weight of it, put it down again, looked up Stonecutter Street, took an apron, or piece of cloth, from under his arm, placed it round the stone, picked it up, and walked away—having seen him do it previously I called Weston's attention to it—I had seen him do it on the Wednesday and Thursday previous, the 13th and 14th—he took a stone on each occasion, and took it in the direction of the Savings' Bank—they were paving stones.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-103" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EVERSDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 449). On the night of 18th Septem
<lb/>ber I went to the Savings' Bank in Farringdon Street, and the prisoner was given into my custody by Weston, for stealing this paving stone—I asked him if he had taken the stone from Stonecutter Street—he said no, he had not—I said "This man (
<hi rend="italic">referring to Weston</hi>) says you have, and that he followed you here"—he said "He is mistaken"—Weston said he was positive, and the prisoner afterwards said "Well, I did borrow one"—he said that he had been making some rhubarb wine, and he borrowed it to place on the top, to press the wine—I asked him where the stone was, and he took me to the back of the premises, and produced it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he said "You need not make any bother about it; I will take it back again"—I asked if he had got any other stones—he said "No"—on looking into a store-room, at the end of the passage, I saw this other stone; and I said to the prisoner, "Here is another stone; how do you account for that?"—he replied that he knew nothing about it; it had been there some time—I then said "It is a pity, Mr. Rose, that you should criminate yourself for the sake of a stone; for had you gone to the foreman of the works, and said you wanted a stone for the purpose, no doubt you would have been allowed to take one or two"—he said that he did not wish to be under any obligation to anyone—I then said "You had better go with me to Fleet Street, and there you will be better able to explain the cir
<lb/>cumstance"—I afterwards searched the cellar at the Savings' Bank, in company with another officer, and there found a quantity of bricks—I dare-say there might have been a cart-load altogether—about thirty odd—they are a particular sort of brick—some are stamped—they are new—we also found about nine paving stones in the cellar, of the same description as these two—I afterwards went to 13, Whitefriars Street, and in the cellar there, found ten or eleven pitchers, or pitching stones, called granite tube; and in the cellar at 15, Whitefriars Street, I found a quantity of paving stones, bricks, and granite pitchers—the paving stones were similar to these—some of the bricks were stamped, and there was about two or three dozen pitchers—I heard the prisoner say at the Police Court that he had occasionally picked up bricks, as they fell from the carts going along the street, and that he never left a brick unturned if be saw one fall from a cart
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. Alderman William Lawrence said that I ought to be put in a lunatic asylum, for picking them up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-104" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC FARLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 442). On 19th September I went to the station-house with Mr. Murray, Messrs. Mowlem's foreman, and said to the prisoner "Is this the gentleman you want to see?" (He had said he wished to see the foreman.)—he said "Yes, you are the man; you remember five or six weeks ago, Sir, that I met you in Stonecutter Street, and asked you for some of those flag paving stones, and you said 'Yes, you can take what you like'"—Mr. Murray said "Me?"—the prisoner said "Yes, you are the man"—Mr. Murray said "You must have made a mistake; I have only been on the job three weeks; I never saw you in my life, and never spoke to you"—the prisoner said "Oh, yes, you are the man; you remem
<lb/>ber it, about five or six weeks ago"—Mr. Murray said "I have only been on the job three weeks last Monday"—I assisted the other officer in finding the property.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-105" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mowlem & Co.—I went with Farley to the station, when the prisoner made a statement about my haying given him leave to take the stones, and he wanted me to recollect it—I could not</p>
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<p>recollect what I never knew; he mentioned a time when I was not at the place—I had never given him any leave—I never saw him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know Mr. Turner, the inspector of pavements—the prisoner did not at any time come and ask me to let him have some of the chippings of the granite stones—I never saw him till I saw him in the cell—I did not tell him I could not, and he must ask Mr. Turner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-106" type="surname" value="WIGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18711023-name-106" type="given" value="SILAS"/>SILAS WIGAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Medway Brick Company, at Ayles
<lb/>ford—I have been shown the bricks with the stamp on them; they are made by our firm, and are sent to Hill & Company, the contractors for the new street—we have not supplied any white bricks to any other firm—I have the plate here with which the bricks are stamped.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-107" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-107" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I occupy the first floor of 13, Whitefriars Street, City—I pay rent to Mr. Rose—there are three floors—no one occupies the cellar; it is free for all of us—it is not let to anyone—the prisoner has access to it when he needs it—I have seen him go there occasionally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have noticed that he is a little odd at times.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-108" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-108" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN JOCELYN</persName> </hi>. I occupy the ground and top floor of 13, Whitefriars Street—I pay rent to the prisoner—he keeps the cellar; it is always left open for all the lodgers—I have seen him go there for coals—I never saw him take any flag-stones there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know his son; he is a boy of rather weak intellect.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-109" type="given" value="EUSTACE"/>EUSTACE BOOKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant actuary at the Savings' Bank, 79, Farringdon Street—the prisoner has been messenger and porter there—he would have charge of the cellar, and would have the key.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am general foreman to Hill & Company, contractors for the new street, under the Corporation of London—I have seen these bricks; they are similar to those supplied to our firm from Aylesford—I have never given any authority to anyone to remove anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-111" type="given" value="THOMAS ELYMERE"/>THOMAS ELYMERE KEYSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Comptroller's office—I produce the original contract between the Corporation and Messrs. Hill, Kendall, and Waldron—under that contract the materials for the new street are vested in the Corporation of London.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Im
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You gave me in charge for attempting to throw the stone at you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, for the robbery; I gave you in charge, and signed the charge
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for my friend—that was from Greenwich to Cannon Street, as it is a rule of the Company to charge from the place from whence the train starts—he did not offer me any receipt—on 6th September I travelled from London Bridge to Cannon Street by South-eastern Railway in a Woolwich train—I left by the same gate where the prisoner was standing, and paid him 8
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and not 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am a ticket inspector of the South-Eastern Railway at Cannon Street—the prisoner was a ticket collector, and it was his duty to receive excess fares from passengers and enter them in a small book—he ought to give receipts to the persons paying—it is my duty to collect from each ticket collector the money received on the previous day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It was his duty to ask the person paying if he will take a receipt; if not, he walks on—the person can send the receipt to the Company if he has been overcharged; if it is correct he can keep the receipt—the receipt is the counterpart of the check.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you on 2nd September see the defendant for the pur
<lb/>pose of getting from him the moneys received on 1st September?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; by this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) the takings on 1st September were 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., from</p>
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<p>Greenwich to London Bridge on to Cannon Street, second-class excess; Lewisham to London Bridge, second-class excess, 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Cannon Street to Charing Cross, third-class, 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Greenwich to London Bridge, third-class, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that return does not include the two fares from Greenwich to Cannon Street—I have not received anything from the prisoner except what he has booked—the books are in his writing—on 7th September I went round to receive the moneys received on the 6th—I find booked, Erith to Cannon Street, two third-class tickets, 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;—to Cannon Street, 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., first; Greenwich to Cannon Street, third-class, 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Spa Road to Cannon Street, 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Greenwich to London Bridge, second-class, 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Greenwich to London Bridge, second-class, 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; ditto, third-class, 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Charing Cross to Cannon Street, third-class, 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., &c.—that does not include these overcharges to Cannon Street—they are not entered here—I am the only person to whom the prisoner accounts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Between 8.30 and 11 o'clock, and between 3 o'clock and 5.30, is not the traffic tremendous, and is it not impossible to give a receipt at the same time that I am collecting?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>It is your duty to do so—the passengers, in many cases, pay and will not accept a receipt—tickets have been collected where the excess has not been charged, and they have after
<lb/>wards been given over to me, and sent to the audit office, but it is very rare.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. There is not much traffic at Cannon Street at 8 o'clock in the evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How is he to charge excess from places to London Bridge If he is at Cannon Street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>Those passengers come on to Cannon Street—if a passenger holds a ticket from Spa Road to London Bridge, and comes on to Cannon Street, he would be charged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">C. BANNISTER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). We arrived at Cannon Street on 1st Sep
<lb/>tember at 7.40—there was not much traffic—there was about a dozen passengers behind me, all very anxious to get out—there are two gates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jury. Q.</hi> Are they both always open?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>Not after 8 o'clock, but this was 7.40.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he had been eight years in the Navy, and had a pension of</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a year from the Admiralty, and had also been in the General Post Office; that the traffic at Cannon Street was so great, through the trains arriving every five minutes, that it was often impos
<lb/>sible to collect the tickets, receive money, and give receipts; that there were only three men to the two gates, and he and the other collectors were often obliged to wait till four or five trains were in, before they could put down what they had received, or else they would lose half the tickets; and that he might, in the hurry, have taken money, and put it in his pocket with money of his own</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Davis, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. B. KELLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Smart</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOLEY</persName> </hi>. I am check-taker in the service of Benjamin Conquest, of the Grecian Theatre—about 9 o'clock, on 10th August, the prisoners presented these forged cheques (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for admission to the pit of the theatre—I told thorn the cheques were forged, and they could not go in;</p>
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<p>detained them, and sent for a constable—that is the ordinary entrance to the pit; there is another; but it opens at 5.30, and closet at 6.30—I was on duty from 6.30 till 12 o'clock, and was never absent—I am certain the prisoners bad not gone in that night; I know them well—these are two genuine tickets (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I issued no others that night—the genuine pass tickets were printed on cards which had been used for Mr. Gillett's benefit, in August, and they were all marked "A 9 F"—we change the letters every evening—the "A 9" on these tickets is not genuine, and the "F" is in pencil—the admission to the pit is 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—no one is let in free.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMAS</hi>. You will find Mr. Gillett's name on the forged tickets—the back is forged, and likewise the printing in front—it is 1869, instead of 1871—I understand that they were sold in front of the door—that was not by my permission, or the manager's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLEY</hi>. These are out up tickets for Mr. Gillett's benefit—what I call the forgery is on a card with Mr. Gillett's name—I do not allege that all this printing on the back is a forgery; the tickets, at some time or other, have been used at the theatre—there is a private entrance to the pit; they pay extra there—I was not there—the prisoners made no reply when I charged them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. When I give pass tickets to persons they can give them away outside, but they ought not; they are not transferable, and no person bad passed out that night at that time—I was there all the time—the whole of the letters on this ticket are forged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-147" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GILLETT</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Conquest's employ—I prepared the genuine tickets for 19th August—these others are not genuine—I delivered the tickets to Mr. Cooley about 6 o'clock; but on that night no one passed through the private entrance, and no pass tickets are issued at that entrance—I do not know whether the prisoners had been in the theatre, and were attempting to pass in again—the place is well lighted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLEY</hi>. There is an entrance at which access could he had by tickets purchased at the bar—the barmaid has charge of them on great occasions, but no tickets were given to the barmaid on this occasion—many check-takers have been charged with allowing persons who came out to give their checks to others who came in, and Mr. Conquest estimates his loss from that at 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The tickets from the barmaid are not pass tickets; these are what we call pass-out tickets, they are given to persons who have already paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711023-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711023-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711023-name-148" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18711023-name-148" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a check-taker to Mr. Conquest—I did not give these two checks to anyone that evening—I issued pass-out tickets that evening after the first act from 7.15 to 7.30—I had got those pass tickets in again when the forged ones were presented.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMAS</hi>. I was at the entrance all night except five minutes—Mr. Cooley then took my place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLEY</hi>. I find in my experience that persons give away their tickets and other persons come in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. There were no pass-out tickets that night, except upon Mr. Gillett's cards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711023-name-149" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18711023-name-149" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman M</hi> 102). I have been employed at this theatre for a mouth—I was at the private entrance from 5.45, and had to see that no one went in—the prisoners did not go in—I know them well—they were given into my custody, and Davis said that they had</p>
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<p>the checks given to them to pass out with—I told them that they had not been in before—Smart said "Yes, we did have these here."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMAS</hi>. I was both at the private and the general entrance—there was not very much of a rush of people that night—I have said that there was a little rush.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. That was not at the private entrance, and it was only when the doors were first opened.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATTS</persName> </hi>. I live in Barnsbury Road, Islington, and know Smart—I went to the Grecian Theatre with him, and he bought two checks of a young man outside, and he said he would let me know when he had got any tickets again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Mellor</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CECILIA BAKER</hi> (34)</persName>, were indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Upon hearing the opening, and part of the evidence</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE MELLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion there was no case against the prisoners, jointly or separately</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA KNOTT</hi> (21)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-155" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA STEVENTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, John's Place, Fulham—I know the prisoner—on Friday, 11th August, I saw her go past my door—I knew that she was ill—I took her by the hand, and asked her what was the matter with her—she said she had diarrhoea,—I said "Eliza, I fear it is not diarrheoa, it is something else"—she said "I ought to know"—she had a small bottle in her hand—I asked what it was—she said "Castor oil"—I said "The best thing you can have to take, but beware how you take it if you are in labour, which I am sure you are"—she said she was not—she was then living with her mother—I offered to go with her to the Union if she would go—about 8.45 next morning I went to her mother's house, and found the prisoner lying on a wooden box in a room up stairs; there was not a particle of bed or bed clothing in the room—I said "How are you, Eliza?"—she said "I am better"—I asked her if she had had a child—she said "No"—I observed that her dress, which was hanging up, was very much stained with blood, and I asked her how it came there—she said after she took the castor oil she had vomited a great deal of blood and likewise passed a great deal—she positively asserted that she had not had a child, she wished the Lord might strike her dead, so help her God she had not—I told her I would fetch a doctor—she said I could—I fetched Mr. Staples, the chemist, and her mother fetched a midwife—I went in with them—the prisoner was then washing the tea things—I asked them if they thought there was a child—they said "Yes," and I said "Then I will find it" and I did find it in a small coal cellar under the stairs, rolled in a piece of sacking; it had the after birth firmly pressed into the mouth—I had a hard job to pull it out, and blood flowed from the nose and mouth</p>
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<p>when I did so—the cord had been levered, but not tied—I and the mid-wife tied it afterwards; it had been cut with scissors—Mrs. Mumford took the child from me—I thought it was alive when I first took it; the body was quite warm—Mrs. Mumford put it on the table, and I said to the prisoner "What have you done, how comes this I"—she said she had placed this over the baby's mouth, because her mother should not hear it cry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She is twenty-two years of age—I have lived where I do now for twenty-one years, but the prisoner has only been there since March last—I don't know that children will suck anything that is put close to them—I am the mother of eleven children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-156" type="surname" value="MUMFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18711023-name-156" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER MUMFORD</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Morley's Buildings, Fulham, and am the wife of William Mumford, a groom—on Saturday morning, 12th August, Mrs. Knott fetched me to her house—I found the prisoner there, washing up the breakfast things—I said "Eliza, what is the matter?"—she said "Nothing"—I said "Your mother and Mrs. Steventon called to show me some linen that was in the copper, and there is labour; you have had a baby; tell me what you have done with it"—she said "So help me God I have not"—Mrs. Steventon and her mother went to the cupboard under the stairs, and brought the baby out, rolled in an old piece of sacking—the cord was not tied—there was a slight bruise on the forehead—the after-birth, when I saw it, was by the side of the baby's head—it was quite warm—I washed and dressed it, and then asked the prisoner what she had done it for, and why the did not tell her mother—she said "If I had told my mother I should have gone and jumped into the river directly; my in
<lb/>tention was to take the baby and go and jump into the water with it"—she said she put the after-birth on the baby's face because it cried so loud she was afraid it would wake her mother and brother—it was a female child—it was about 9.45 when it was found—the prisoner did not say when it was born—I asked her if it was born when she called her mother—she said no, she called her mother about 6.20, and it was not born then, not till after her father had gone—I did not see any clothes prepared for the child, only what the neighbours brought in—I asked for some, and there were none to be found in the house—I went with the prisoner to the workhouse—the remained there a month—I gave the child to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner eight years; she is a good, kind
<lb/>hearted girl, as far as I have seen—the cupboard is close to the room where she slept, not in the room—it is a small house of three rooms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-157" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 67). On Saturday morning, 12th August, about 11.30, I went to the house, and saw the prisoner lying on a box—the body of the child was lying on a cupboard in the same room—I produce the sacking it was rolled in—I asked the prisoner what time in the morn
<lb/>ing this happened—she said about 7 o'clock—I asked her if it was alive when born—she said yes, it was born in the closet at the rear of the house, the child cried very loud, and she put the after-birth over to prevent her mother and brother hearing it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-158" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A R</hi> 325). I took the body of the child to the station, and afterwards to the Union, to Dr. Reay.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>round it—by order of the Coroner I made an examination of the body on 13th August—on removing the scalp I found effusion of blood underneath, corresponding with the abrasion and bruise outside; the membranes of the brain very much congested with dark venous blood, but the substance of the brain blanched—the chest was fully filled by the lungs—I put the lungs and heart together into water, and the whole floated—I separated the heart from the lungs, and they floated separately—I divided the lungs into small pieces, and every piece floated—all the large vessels were drained of blood, the heart only containing a small quantity of fluid blood on the right side—from my examination I should say the child had certainly been born alive—there had been a separate circulation—the lungs had been fully inflated—if the after-birth had been placed over the mouth and pressed, the effect would be congestion of all the internal organs, of the brain especially—the effect of it would be to produce a certain amount of suffocation, but the body being drained at the same time there could not be that congestion of the internal organs—hemorrhage contributed to t*he death, bleeding from the cord—the cause of death was partly hemorrhage and partly suffo
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bleeding was from the cord not being tied—I should say the lungs would not present the appearance they did if the child had not had a separate existence from the mother—a child may breathe thoroughly, without being separated from the mother—breathing would fill the lungs with air—if the cord was broken, or partly severed in the birth, hemorrhage would go on, and that would, of course, fearfully weaken the child—that would occur after the child was actually born—I have had a large experience, and I have never met with, or read of a case where it has been severed until it was out of the womb.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. This cord was clean cut—the child had unquestionably been born alive, or the lungs could not have been so fully inflated—the child must be in the world for the cord to be cut—it is a medical man's first duty to tie the cord—until the cord is tied, the child has not a perfectly separate existence from the mother—the after-birth is the last matter that comes away in the act of parturition—if the after-birth has come away, the child must have been fully born.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My sister's first husband died in August, 1870—she was a widow when the prisoner married her—he was a clerk in Mr. Cooper's, the attorney's office—my sister made his acquaintance by going to the office—she was about seven years older than him—she did not get him to go and see her several times at Hastings—shortly after her husband's death he took a place at Hastings, and wished her to go there, and said that he did so because the solicitor should not know where he was—he got a licence for their marriage, without her consent, within about a month of her husband's death, to be married at Christmas—of course I was against it—she went on a visit to the prisoner's sister's before they were married; I was there also—they were married in April—I am a dress-maker—I have followed it, but not just lately, on account of my sister's ill-health—I was staying at the prisoner's house on a visit, with his consent—I had been there three weeks or a month—I was there to advise my sister to have nothing to do with him whatever, by my friend's wish, as he only wanted her money, and he had spent about 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. within eight mouths—the prisoner never saw my father until after the marriage—I have not, since the prisoner was given into custody, cleared the house of every article of furniture; her trustee has done it, Mr. Fenwick, of Balham—her furniture was left there—before this happened I had sent some few things from the house by my sister's wish—her chairs were taken from the window by her wish; they were bought out of the trustee's money; they were given out of the window to a cabman—I don't know his name—it is a window in three parts, a wide space in the centre—there was a large table in the centre of the window—the window through which he tried to force me must be more than 18 in. by 20; it was sufficient to put me out of—I was three-parts out—it was through the side that he attempted to force me—there is a bow-window below, at the side, not underneath that window—I don't know whether it projects two or three feet—the prisoner got me down on the floor, and knelt on me; my father came to assist me, and the prisoner scratched his face, and pulled his hair—I did not get the poker, the prisoner fetched it from the fire-place; he got up and fetched it, and then came back and knelt on me—I was not off the floor at all—I could not get up in the time—my father rescued me from him: that was previous to his going to the window—the nurse was attending my sister—she could not come to me; she did not, only when I got to the window, and then she ran, of course; not before—the prisoner opened the window, and I called out "Murder!" and "Police!" and he said "You b—h, I will put you out"—my father was then holding me back again; he pulled me in—I was just hanging on the sill, three parts</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">A letter from the prisoner to his wife, dated October</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871,
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What part of your person had he put through the window?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>He put me right through, my head and body—he got hold of me by the shoulder, and said "I will do for you"—he was holding me by the shoulder when the nurse and my father interfered—he had not got very firm hold of me—I was obliged to lay hold by the window-sill, and he was pushing me, and my hand scarcely held; nothing could have saved me if I had let go; I really think he wished to throw me out; I don't think it was done more to frighten me, because he is so very hot-tempered—I had had no quarrel with him before—I would not quarrel with him on account of my sister's ill health.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The forcing down on the floor did not take place by the drawers—Mr. Harrison fetched me to the house—there was no engagement—I was fetched out of my bed—I had not known Miss Harrison before—her father helped drag her up from the floor when I was at Mrs. Mill's bedside, and Mr. Mill's mother pulled Mr. Harrison's hair behind, and pulled a handful of hair out of his head—I don't know why she should do that, but she did it—she was in the room all the time; she interfered to prevent Miss Harrison being thrown out of window—she came to our assist
<lb/>ance—I did not see Miss Harrison get the poker from the fire-place; she could not have done it without my seeing her—I did not see the prisoner's mother take the poker from her—I saw the poker in Miss Harrison's hand, and I saw the prisoner's mother with it afterwards—the whole of the dis
<lb/>turbance was about the letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am seventy-one years of age—at the time in question I was living at 6, Scarsdale Villas—on that night I saw the prisoner come into the room with a letter in his hand—he threw the letter down to my daughter, and said "Take the letter, you white livered b—h, there is your letter"—he seized hold of her, and threw her down, and got on to her with his knees, and said "I will do for you, and I will do for the lot of you"—that was before he attempted to put her out of window—he tried to choke her; he had his hand on her chest, and they scuffled till they got near to the window—it was open—she was trying to get to the window to halloa out to the police, and he said "You shall go out, I will have you out of the window"—she was half way out of the window—the nurse and I laid hold of her or she would have gone out—he had the poker in his hand, and held it over me as if he was going to strike me with it, and his mother had hold of my hair behind, and pulled two handsful of hair out of my head—my daughter was scuffling with the prisoner, and she got down on her knees, and was calling out for the people to come to her; in the confusion I can't tell how he had got hold of her; he had got fast hold of her—his mother did not assist in pulling her in—they were up and down two or three times on the floor, after they got away from the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know what my daughter said to the prisoner when he produced the letter—she did not rush at him, and take the letter from him—he threw it at her, and said "Take your letter"—the throwing down on the floor was before going to the window; it was at the side of the bed, near the door—I am not certain whether the window was open when the prisoner went to it—I think it was a little open—he did not open it at the time he held my daughter, that I am aware of—she went to the window, and put her head out, and called "Police;" he had hold of her at the same time—he did not hold her to prevent her falling—he tried to push her out—he said "You shall go out"—the first thing he did was to throw the letter down, and lay hold of her, and throw her down—I have not said that he first caught hold of me, and she came to my assistance—he held the poker over my head, and she tried to wrench it away from him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARRY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T R</hi> 11). I went to this house on the evening in question—there was a crowd outside—the prisoner was given into my custody by Miss Harrison, for trying to throw her out of window—I told him the charge—he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-166" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH MILLS</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my son—on 4th October I was at his house—the postman brought a letter that evening; I gave it to my son, and he went up stairs with it—I did not follow him up directly—I heard a great noise, and ran up—my son was standing near the bedroom door—I asked him to come down—he said "I can't come down; I will have the old man out to-night"—he then turned from me, and went to the foot of the bed, between the bedstead and the dressing-table, and the old gentleman caught him by the collar, bursting his collar and cravat through—this is the Collar and cravat, and the head of the pin is broken off—he held him by the throat—Miss Harrison directly threw the window up to the top, and screamed "Murder! Police!" and sat herself on the window-ledge, and reached out, calling "Police!" and "Murder!"—she came in directly, and caught up the poker, and said she would split his skull—I saw her flourish it over the top of his head, and I grasped it with my hands—she then went back to the window directly, and still continued crying "Murder!" and "Police!"—by that time the police knocked at the door—I did not see my son lay hold of her, and try to push her out of the window—I never saw him touch her once—I did not see her partly out of the window, held by my son, nor did I see Mr. Harrison and the nurse go to her assistance, and pull her in—I did not interfere no further than I grasped the poker when it was flourished over my son's head—I don't know whether I laid hold of Mr. Harrison's hair or not; I rather think I did, to hold him back—yes, I did, because he had got my son by the throat—I did not see my son kneeling on Miss Harrison, on the floor; there was no one on the floor at all—I did not see the poker in my son's hand at all—someone grasped it at the same time I did; whether that was the old gentleman, or my son, I don't know—I first saw it in Miss Harrison's hand—she took it from the fire-place, and flourished it over his head—she let go of it directly she found someone had got hold of it—I did not see my son's hand on her breast or throat; I never saw him near enough to touch her, except when she came at him, and flourished the poker over him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The letter was addressed to Mrs. Harrison, I believe—my son opened it—it was a returned letter—I saw him open it—I can't say that I saw him read it; he looked at it when the postman was there—I asked him to come down stairs when he first went into the room, because there was such a noise—I did not know what the meaning of it was—he did not seem in the least angry when he went up stairs—Miss Harrison rushed down, and asked him how he dared open her letter—my son then went up with it—he had not been there a minute or two, when I heard a great noise, or I should not have gone up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I went up at once—the whole disturbance did not last more than half-an-hour, I should say, till the policeman came—I could scarcely say the time—the disturbance up stairs was only a few minutes—he merely opened the letter, found it was a returned letter, mentioned who it was from, and went up stairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HUNT</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Took's Court—I have since been to the prisoner's house—I found nearly everything gone, nothing of any' value left—I measured the window in the first-floor room—it is in three com
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Tye</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>vas was scorched or burnt near the hole about two feet from the ground—the charring was at the bottom of the hole—the canvas was against the wall—whether it was set on fire from inside or out I cannot tell—the prisoner Tye used to bowl at the cricket-ground for gentlemen—he was there in the summer, but not by my permission—I would not have him on the enclosed ground, and my manager ordered him off—Mr. Brighton lived in the wooden house with his family, and slept there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The place set tire to was not the small room between the two houses, but a small room at the back—there was a communication between the place that was burnt and the living rooms—Brighton had the whole range—those four rooms constituted the whole house—they are all on the ground—the roof is boards and asphalte, and there are windows like a cottage—I do not know that Tye was the engaged attendant of the gentlemen who used the old ground—the new ground is quite apart from the old—the old ground is fenced in with iron hurdles and garden walls.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Stout. Q.</hi> Did I ever work for you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>No, you never did me any harm—I have seen you about.</p>
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<p>between 8 and 9 o'clock in the evening, there was a fire of rubbish burning—I was near it, with my brother—it was dark, as the fire was very nearly out—it was burnt down, so that there was no flame, but there were some embers—the two prisoners, who I knew before, came up and warmed their hands, and two small boys followed them—they remained there about ten minutes, and then they all four went round to the back of the iron house for ten minutes—that made twenty minutes—I followed them round and saw all four against the wooden house, and smoke and
<hi rend="italic">flare</hi>, was coming out of a hole in the wooden house—Tye was as close as he could get to the hole—I ran and told my mother, who was in the kitchen of the wooden house, and got some water and put it out—I saw the prisoner's faces, and knew them before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What room was that called in which the canvas wag on fire?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>Bedford's room—it is where the cricketers keep their boxes—my father has the care of those boxes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been out to service, and have had the charge of children for three or four years—I have not been to school very long—I understand the nature of an oath—the fire was burnt down, and there was no light, but I could see the prisoners in the dark—they were quite close to me—the embers gave no light—there was no moon—this was in a field—I also knew Tye by his voice, because he spoke—I said before the Magistrate, "It was dark, but I could distinguish their faces by the fire"—the boys were nearly as big as the prisoners, but I did not take notice enough to say—when Tye spoke, he said "Don't put the fire in your pocket"—I did not tell my mother who had set the house on fire, because I was in such a hurry; but my belief was that Tye had set fire to the house—besides my little brother and me, there was a young gentleman from the farm with us, at the embers—I do not know his name—that is he (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Hope</hi>)—he had been on the ground not quite half an hour, and was there when I saw these men—I told the Magistrate that two of the men worked on the ground, but I did not say the other two.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure you did not distinguish their faces by the fire?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>No—I did say before the Magistrate, "It was dark, but I could dis
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLLINGS</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-181" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW ALLISON</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman—on Thursday, 21st September, I was lodging at 36, North East Passage, St. George's-in-the-East—I was in Batch Street between 11 and 12 o'clock, and saw two young women there—I spoke to them, and the prisoner came up, and called me a "Yankee son of a bitch," and
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you drunk or sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>I had had a few glasses of beer into me, but nothing to do me any harm—the woman did not strike you—you were not struck first—I cannot tell whether you were in liquor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-182" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ROWELL</persName> </hi>. About 12.30, on this night, me and another girl were going home—we had just left the dancing—the prisoner called the pro
<lb/>secutor" The son of a bitch"—he said "No, I am not;" and the prisoner knocked him down with his fist—they struggled to get up, and the prose
<lb/>cutor took hold of the prisoner's hair, on the ground, and pulled him up a turning in Ratcliff Highway; and I saw the prisoner pull out a knife and stab him in the stomach, side, and two places in his arm—he was about striking him again, when a constable interfered—the prisoner was the worse for drink, because he was turned out of a public-house where I was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I was on my back, had not I hold of a woman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>No; there was no woman near enough—there were other women there besides me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-183" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18711023-name-183" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18711023-name-183" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE WOOD</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner and prosecutor wrangling together, and saw the prisoner strike the prosecutor, and kick him, when he was down, and jump on him, dreadfully—I saw the prisoner repeatedly use this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—a man who was with him, ran away when he saw the knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you strike me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>I had hold of your trowsers, and laid hold of your cheek while you were stabbing the man, and tried to pull you away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I saw the constable take the knife from your hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-184" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CURLING</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the London Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there, and I found two wounds on his abdomen, and a laceration of his fore arm—the wounds on his abdomen were dangerous, as the intestines had protruded—this knife would produce the wounds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was attacked, and defending myself. My clothes were on board ship three days before, and I had to join; it is not likely I should attack a man like that, and lose my ship. He had lots of prostitutes with him; they tore the buttons off my shirt; the second-mate and I had drank 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of gin and porter. I was knocked down, and the policeman will recollect that my face was
<hi rend="italic">bunged up</hi> for a fortnight. A person kicked me in the side of my jaw, and a woman stood on my breast while I was down.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 170). On the morning of 19th October, about 3.45. I was on duty in Park Lane—I saw the prisoner there—he</p>
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<lb/>cealed under some ivy on the leads—I asked him what he was doing there, and he said he had come to lie down—on looking amongst the ivy I found this chisel, to the left of where he was lying—I also found the two syringes—the top of one of them was found in the prisoner's pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 180). I went with Alger on to the leads of 1, Seymour Place—I saw the prisoner lying in the corner, amongst some ivy—Alger asked what he was doing there, and he said he had come there to lie down, he was very tired—I searched the prisoner, and found this knife, these keys, a portion of a syringe, and some silent matches.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer C</hi>). On the 19th I went to 1, Seymour Place—I examined the window, and found three distinct marks on the folding doors of the window—they corresponded exactly with this little jemmy—I also found marks on the wall—this syringe was found on the leads.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711023-name-191" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Archibald Campbell, 2, Seymour Place—this syringe is his property—I saw it safe on Monday morning, the 18th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was out late that night, and went on to the leads to lie down.</p>
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