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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<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, December 11th 1871, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-3" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MELLOR</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUSTICE GROVE</hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq. and
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-6" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHETHAM</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-7" 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="t18711211-name-8" 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="t18711211-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GIBBONS, MAYOR. SECOND SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star (*) denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars (**) that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk (†) 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, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 20). On the evening of 24th November, about 8 o'clock, I was in company with Detective Shepherd and Mr. Freedman, a tailor, walking along the Whitechapel Road—I saw the prosecutor standing against the iron palisades by the London Hospital the prisoner standing in front of him and another man standing on left by his side—I saw the prisoner holding the prosecutor's waistcoat</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer N</hi>). On the night, 25th November, I was in plain clothes, about 11 o'clock, near the Angel, Islington—a gentle
<lb/>man named Govey came up, and we walked on towards Claremont Chapel, Pentonville—it was rather dark at that place—as we were walking along the prisoners came tumbling against me, apparently intoxicated—they had hold of each other's arms—I said "Hold up, gentlemen, don't roll about"—I could scarcely get the words out of my mouth when Henderson caught hold of my chain with his left hand, and struck me id the face with the other—it was a severe blow, and blackened my left eye—I put my hand to my waistcoat pocket, and called out "I have lost my watch"—Henderson struck me again as I held my watch with my hand—I said "You have made a mistake, I am a policeman"—I still kept hold of Henderson till the officers in uniform came up, and took him into custody—my watch chain was broken by the pull—I had it round my neck, through my button-hole into my waistcoat pocket—I never left go of Henderson—Miles was at the side of him—I had severe hits from some person—I could not tell who it was—I had black eyes for a week afterwards, and my forehead was much swollen.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMSM</hi>. This happened at 11 o'clock at night—I had been out about five hours on duty—I came out about 6 o'clock—I had been in the neighbourhood of the Upper Street and Pentonville Road about two hours—it was not a very cold night—I had no great coat on—I had a mackintosh and leggings on, but not during that two hours</p>
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<lb/>derson and Miles—I did not see anyone else with the prisoners—I did not say to either of the prisoners, when they came up, "You have trod on my toe"—Govey did not say so—I did not hear any such remark—I did not hear Miles or Henderson say "It is very odd we should both tread on your toes at the same time"—I did not say "I will give you a b——punch in the eye,"Or anything of that kind—Miles did not say "You had bettor do if—I did not strike him in the face—it was two or three minutes before I said I was a policeman; as soon as I received the second blow in the eye—I have been in the police about seven year—I went into the mud, and so did Govey—his coat was entirely spoiled—Henderson went down—I don't know whether he went in the mud—he went down with me because he wanted to get away from me—I can't say whether Henderson was muddy—I did not examine him much—I had to keep hold of him—my left eye was
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLEY</hi>. I did not see Miles do anything, but I think I felt something of him—I can't say that he took any part in the transaction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Dudley was in plain clothes—my watch was not taken—I scaught it just as it was coming out of my pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was rather a cold night—I had known Tew before by seeing him—I always said "Good morning," and "Good evening" to him—I had been with him five or six minutes that night—I was not in employment at that time—I had been out of employment about three months—I was doing nothing for a living at that time—I was not in the habit of walking about with the police—I was living with my father—Tew had no great coat on, and had not got one on his arm—I am quite sure of that—he said "I have lost my watch"—that was the first thing I heard</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLEY</hi>. I did not rush in and knock Miles down—I tried to catch hold of him, and he knocked me down—I did not get hold of him—he was about 3ft. from me when I rushed at him—I did not strike him before he knocked me down—Miles did not fall—I fell on my back—when I got up Dudley had hold of Miles—I rushed towards Miles because I thought he was concerned—both of them had hold of each other's arms, and rolling about, and directly I heard Tew say "I have lost my watch" I tried to seize him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer N</hi>). I was walking three or four yards behind the last two witnesses—I saw Henderson strike Tew in the face—I then saw Miles strike him in the face—then Miles struck Govey, who fell on to his back in the mud—I then heard Tew say something about his watch—I caught hold of Miles, and said "Now be careful, you are in the hands of the police," and as Tew turned round I saw his chain hanging down—Miles struggled very violently to get away—both the prisoners said they would not be taken by such b——as us—two constables of the
<hi rend="italic">G</hi> division came up, and I handed Miles over to them—they were taken to the station—I don't know who took Henderson—there were four constables in uniform at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. I don't know who it was took Henderson—I can't say whether Tew did—neither of the four constables who came up are here to-day—I was about four yards behind Tew and Govey—there might have been things said that I did not hear—the first thing I heard said by Tew was something about his watch—after the assault I was near enough to hear anything—Govey passed me at the Angel, and said "Good evening"—I knew him before—I have seen him a great many times in Islington—I have not had much conversation with him, we merely passed the word "Good morning," and "Good evening"—I believe he is a clerk—his father is a gentleman—I believe he was out of employment at that time—he and Tew started from the Angel, and I was close behind—it was rather a cold night—Tew had not got a great coat on, and he had not got a mackintosh with him—I had been with him from about 6.30—he had a mackintosh the first part of the evening—I saw it at the Islington police-station about 6.30—he was with me after that time till the assault took place—I did not notice his mackintosh during that time—we were on duty together—I did not notice any mackintosh, except at the police-station—it is a very small mackintosh, and can be put in the pocket—there was a lamp about three yards from where the assault took place—I had no difficulty in seeing—there</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLEY</hi>. I heard the complaint that Tew made about his watch—that was after the assault—I say that Miles struck Tew in the face—he was standing right in front of Tew.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENDERSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of an assault, which, net being charged in the indictment, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DEPUTY RECORDER</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Etq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to the Mint—this is a bad florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his Defence stated, that he made some purses that day and sold them, and received in payment a half-crown, a florin, a shilling, and two six-pences; that his wife was ill, and he went for some brandy, and paid with the half-crown, which was found to be bad—that he went to get a florin from his wife to pay with, and as he was going back to the shop he met his little girl with a milk jug and some butter, and that he found the little girl had got some brandy in the milk jug—that he went into the public-house with the jug and the butter, and put down the florin for the brandy he had left in the bottle—that he was not aware the florin was bad, and was never in Potter's house at all.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. H. TATHAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he bring a milk jug and some butter to your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the second time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave a bad florin—I told him it was bad—he said "Give it me back again, I have some coppers," and he paid me in coppers—I did not give it him back—I put it on a cabinet, amongst some glasses—Chambers was present—he went round the bar and took Martin into custody—I gave the bad florin to the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 44). On 29th November, about 5.45, I was in the Red Lion when the prisoner Thomas came in—I saw him served and put down a florin on the counter—a conversation took place between him and the barmaid—he went out and I followed him, and at the end of the Hythe he joined Martin—I watched them for some few minutes and saw them go towards the Bald-faced Stag—I made my way there, and shortly after Martin came in and called for a glass of ale and a screw of tobacco, and gave in payment a bad two shilling piece—the landlady took it up and said it was bad—the prisoner said he was not aware of it—the landlady put it on the cabinet at the back—I walked round and asked her to give it to me—I found it was bad—I searched Martin and found good money on him—I went out and saw Thomas opposite the Bald
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<p>searched with a constable at the spot where he was standing, and three florius were picked up there, wrapped in a piece of blue tissue paper—I produce the florin taken at the Bald
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<hi rend="italic">Thomas.</hi> I never went into the public-house, as the prosecutor stated.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 149). On 29th November, about 6 o'clock in the evening, I was outside the Bald
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four florins are bad—two of those dropped by Thomas are from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Martin in his defence stated, that he was not aware that the money was bad, and kmew nothing of the other prisoner.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Thomas in his defence stated, that he knew nothing about the coins that were, found and that he was never in Martin's company.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Martin also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted, in May</hi>, 1869,
<hi rend="italic">of robbery. Thomas was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-51" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD KEMP</persName> </hi>. I am a warder at the Wandsworth House of Correction—I was present at the trial of Thomas at this Court, on 4th April, 1870, when he was tried for a robbery with violence, in company with another man—I produce, the certificate of his conviction—he was sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment, in the name of Knowles—he was only dis
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<hi rend="italic">Thomas</hi> I was never convicted.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBTN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-53" type="given" value="BRYCE"/>BRYCE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Albion Arms, Notting Hill—on 29th Novem
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he then asked for some bread and cheese, and put down another shilling—I tried it, and it broke—I then tried the other, and that broke—I charged the prisoner, and he said he never gave me a shilling at all, he gave me sixpence—I said that I had given him sixpence and one penny back—he said that I had not, and I might search him—I saw the constable search him—he only found fourpence, but afterwards a sixpence dropped—he said that he did not know he had it, and that it was not a sixpence which I had given him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you give me 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change out of the first shilling, and seven-pence out of the second? Yes, you would have had 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on you if you did not pass it away—two women were with you, and one of them dropped down in the bar—sixpence and one penny was found on one of them, and nothing on the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The women were charged with being drunk, and with uttering—they had drank of the second quartern of rum with the prisoner; nobody else was served with them; they were in the private bar.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody—two women, who were with him, were taken up for being drunk—I—I searched the prisoner, and found 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in bronze—he said that he had not a sixpence—I knocked one out of his right hand—I received these two shillings from Brown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 169). On the evening of 16th Novem
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Officer</hi>). I was with Lythel—I went into the Grapes, and received this bad sixpence from the barman—I took Edwards, and found on him some bronze money, but no silver.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-60" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE KEMP</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Grapes, Aldersgate Street—on 16th November I served Burns with some hot shrub, and she gave me sixpence, and I gave her the change—I put the sixpence in the till, and afterwards gave it to Randall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burns.</hi> I gave you three halfpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman L</hi> 34). On 28th November I was on duty in Westminster Bridge Road, and was called? Mr. Archbutt's, a pawn
<lb/>broker's—I looked through a square of glass in the side door, and saw a man in the shop, who I believe to be the prisoner Smith—he was talking to the pawnbroker behind the counter—I was in uniform—I stood there two or three minutes, and the man rushed out—I stopped him—he laid "I am not the man you want; the man you want has gone out at the front door"—I took him back into the shop, and Mr. Archbutt said that he was tho man who pledged some spoons, and had come to redeem them, and be handed seven spoons to me—I taw Johnson waiting outside, about three yards from the door—she seemed very anxious about him—she followed close behind him, and appeared to want to take something from him—I told her to keep away—she said she did not know him, and had never seen him—she followed him as close as she could get—I met 91
<hi rend="italic">L</hi> and told him to bring her to the station—Smith was feeling in his pockets as if to pass something to her—when I gave her in custody Smith pulled something from his pocket, and threw some silver among the crowd, saying "You b——if you have me, you shall not have the property"—91
<hi rend="italic">L</hi> picked them up—they are tea-spoons, butter knives, forks, and other articles, and some of them the people picked up and handed over.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman L</hi> 91). Dales gave Johnson into my custody—she was walking behind Smith, who was in custody—she said that she knew nothing about him—I told her I should take her to the station—she said "I don't care, I have done nothing"—I saw Smith take these things from his coat pocket and throw them away—I picked up four of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-70" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BARRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer B</hi>) I was at the Rochester Row Station when the prisoners were brought in—I knew them, I had seen them toge
<lb/>ther four or five times and had followed them three days—I knew that they lived at 7, New Peter Street, but I did not know the room—I went there the same day, searched the top floor front room and found among the rubbish in the coal-hole, these seven silver forks, this mustard pot, soup ladle, gravy spoon, seven plated forks, fish knife and fork, three dessert spoons, and five salt spoons (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—there was a black and white dog there which I had seen Smith with on the Saturday before—I said to Smith at the station "It is a curious place to put the property in the coal-hole"—he said "We wore bound to put it somewhere to keep other people from finding it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith. Q.</hi> Is not the place you call a coal-hole a small cupboard?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but there was coal in it, and cinders and a lot of rubbish.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-71" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BUXTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B R</hi> 44.) I went with Barrell to 7, Peter Street, and found thirteen skeleton keys, two files, a screw
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<hi rend="italic">Smith. Q.</hi> Where were the things?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Near the window of the front room, on the floor—there were several other things, and some clothes packed up as if you were going to move—I did not secure the child's clothing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer B</hi>). I was sent for on the morning of 24th November, to 41, St. George's Square—I examined the premises and found that an entry had been effected by climbing a water-pipe at the rear of No. 43, getting on to the roof, getting in at the sky-light window, dropping into a passage, entering the scullery window, and forcing open the pantry cupboard door with a pair of tongs, the marks of which were on the door—I telegraphed at once to the different pawnbrokers, and on the 28th received information that the prisoners were in custody—I assisted in searching the room, and found some pawn-tickets—I had received information—I told Johnson to take off her dress—she said "What am I to do for another?"—I said "I will bring you one from the workhouse"—she said "No, go to where you have been and bring the one from behind the door"—I did so and she put it on—I found in the room, behind a looking-glass, a pawn-ticket relating to some silver articles which Mr. Beasley has identified.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-73" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH AKED</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Archbutt—I did not take these articles in, but I think I have seen Smith at our shop—I produce some plate pawned by him, the proceeds of another robbery—I was present on 28th November, when the prisoner came to redeem these articles—he gave the ticket up and the money was taken for them, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but in the meantime we sent for a constable, who took charge of them—Mr. Arch
<lb/>butt told the prisoner to step into the front shop, but he turned round and bolted out of the door and the constable stopped him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-74" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES AUSTIN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Folkard, a pawnbroker, of 192, Lambeth Walk—I produce ten silver forks pledged, I believe, by Smith, for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 29th November, in the name of
<hi rend="italic">George</hi> Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith. Q.</hi> Did not you tell the Magistrate that you would not swear I was the man who pledged them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but I said I believed you were the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-75" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HASTINGS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Barrett, a pawnbroker, of Lam
<lb/>beth—I produce eight table spoons, pledged for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of George Smith, on 10th November, about 12 o'clock—I do not recognize Smith.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-76" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HOGAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Richards, a pawnbroker, of Westminster Bridge Road—I produce two table forks and six tea
<lb/>spoons, pledged by a man, on 2nd November, for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the ticket I issued at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I have examined these articles—they are my master's property, and have his crest on them—they are the things I locked up in the cupboard—everything has been recovered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith stated, in a written defence, that Johnson was his wife, and that he bought the plate of hit brother George to make a present, and that when he threw it away what he said was that if it was stolen he would carry it no further. He contended that that was no evidence of his pawning the plate, and stated that there was a great likeness between him and his brother; that the lantern was an ordinary one, and that the keys were padlock keys.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count. Johnson was further charged with having been convicted in September</hi>, 1864,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Mary Ann Elis, to which she</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-82-18711211 t18711211-82-punishment-16"/>Seven Years' each in Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WITHERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 174). On 22nd November, about 1 o'clock, a.m., I was near Berner's Mews, and heard a cry of "Police!"—the prisoner ran out of the mews—I ran after him about sixty yards, overtook him, and asked him why he was running away—he said that he was running home—I asked what he was doing up the mews—he said that he went up for his own purposes—I said that he must come back with me, and took hold of his left arm—he took my number, and then put his hand to his coat pocket, threw this lantern (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—backwards, and tripped me up—we had a scuffle, and I picked the lantern up, and Jarman came and detained him while I went round to the front door, and Mr. Kent said "That is one of the men I saw get over the wall"—I took him to the station, came back with Jarman and Inspector Arrett, and examined the place—the area win
<lb/>dow, which is a fixture, was forced open seven inches, and there were marks corresponding with this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—the lantern was quite warm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw another man fall from the wall, but the lantern was forty yards from him—the prisoner's overcoat was flying open when he ran out of the mews—he put his right hand behind him beyond the hip, while I had hold of his left arm—it was my notion that he put his hand in the pocket behind his coat—I can identify the coat (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner handed his coat to the witness</hi>)—this coat has side pockets, and none behind; but it was flying open and the side pocket was behind—I had been on duty three hours that night—I had not been in the mews before—I picked up the lamp not quite a minute after it was thrown away—it was two yards from the wall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner had on a reefing jacket under this coat.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 21). On 22nd November, about 1 o'clock a.m., I was at Berner's Mews—I heard a cry of "Police!"—I saw the prisoner run away—I ran and saw another man running down the mews—I pursued him, but was unable to catch him—I went to Fellowes' assistance, and heard something rattle against the wall—I caught hold of the prisoner, and Fellowes picked up this lamp—I took the prisoner to the entrance of the mews where I picked up this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, under the wall—Mr. Kent said that two men had got over the wall, and when he saw the prisoner he said "That is one man who got over the wall"—I found a window forced open, and the marks on it corresponded with this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about seven or five minutes to 1 o'clock—the lamp was lying on the ground, about thirty yards from the entrance of the mews.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES KINT</persName> </hi>. I fastened up my premises, 49, Newman Street, on 21st November, about 11 o'clock—my son called me shortly before 1 o'clock, and I listened and heard a grating noise, and a sound as if the window had given way—I raised the sash, called "Police!' and saw two men go away, and distinctly saw the prisoner by the gas-light on his face—I had a good view of his features—the other man dropped his light in the yard, which was found by the police—I found marks on the window below.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not at all alarmed or excited—I looked out of the first-floor window—there is no garden—the wall is about three yards</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The back wall is not close to the house, but a very short distance from it—it is seven or eight feet high, and the window is not about three yards from it, so that when he was on the top of the wall I was not looking down on his head—the gas-light was reflected directly into the yard and on his face.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am collector, in the employ of Lewis William Thomas and another, of 1 and 2, Cheapside, sewing machine manufacturers—about 2nd October the prisoner came to our warehouse, and asked for a sewing machine—he said it was for his daughter, she wanted to purchase it, and he was to pay for it by easy instalments—our terms are 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month—he said his name was Davis, that he was a cattle dealer, and that he lived at 11, Camden Park Road, North—on 5th October I went there and saw the prisoner there—he showed me some papers, amongst them a receipt for rent for the last or previous quarter—upon that, and upon his stating that he was a cattle dealer, well known in the market, and did a very extensive business, he signed this memorandum (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) in my presence, and I supplied him with a machine—I did so from his stating that he was the tenant of the house and had been living there some time, and also that he was a cattle dealer and well known in the market and in the neighbourhood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you not ask me how long I had been there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—you did not tell me that you had not been there a quarter—I did not make inquiries about you in the neighbourhood then—I never made inquiries previous, I did afterwards—I looked at jour papers, and satisfied myself that it was a receipt for a quarter's rent of that house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN HARRISON"/>JOHN HARRISON BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am bookkeeper in Messrs. Thomas's em
<lb/>ploy—since November, 1870, I have occupied apartments at 3, Crescent Street, Thonihill Crescent—on 20th September the prisoner became tenant of that house—he came in possession on 9th October—I have paid him rent for the apartments—I knew him by the name of John Harris—I have seen the machine, No. 2044, in the possession of Detective Warr—it was the one sold to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-88" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at Wharfdale Road, King's Cross—I am land-lord of 3, Crescent Street, Thornhill Crescent—I let that house to the prisoner in the name of Joseph Harris.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-89" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DANN</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Messrs. Thomas—on or about the 7th October, I delivered a machine, No. 2044, to the prisoner, at 11, Camden Park Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ALLGOOD</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mansbride & Co., builders,</p>
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<p>of Bank Wharf, Camden Town—11, Camden Park Road belongs to them—on 4th October last, the prisoner took that house at the rent of 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, in the name of George Davis—he has never paid any rent for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-91" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a detective in the employ of the Great Northern Railway Company—I have known the prisoner about sixteen year—his name is John Redmond—he was in the Great Northern Railway Police in April, 1855—he left in August, 1855, and went into business in the coal, green, and potato line—I never knew him as a cattle dealer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-92" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 219). I have known the prisoner since last July, and have lived four or five houses from him—I never saw any daughter of his—he was living in the name of John W. Redmond—I was talking to him and his wife one day about burying three of my children within eighteen months, and she said in his presence "I am happy to say that we have never known that trouble, because we have never had any family"—on the 24th November I apprehended the prisoner outside 3, Crescent Street—Mr. Barrett was with me—I told him the charge—on the way to the station he twice asked Mr. Barrett not to press the charge against him—at the station he said "What am I kept here for?"—I told him—he said "What for that b——machine"—I said "Yes"—he said "I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the b——."</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-93" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman and have stables in Arthur Mews—one Friday, I don't remember the date, about 6.30, the prisoner brought a sewing machine there on his back and said it was to be left there for two or three days—it remained there for two or three days, and I then gave information to the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-94" type="given" value="ISAIAH"/>ISAIAH WABB</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer Y</hi>). In consequence of information I went to the stables and found this sewing machine, 2044—I have known the prisoner in the names of Redmond, Harris, and Davis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in hit defence stated that he wanted the machine for a niece, not for a daughter, and that the having obtained a situation did not require it, and it was taken to the stables in order to be returned to Mews. Thomas, before the second instalment was due.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) We did not apply for the second install
<lb/>ment because the time had not come, and from inquiries I made I found the house empty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DEPUTY RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">in leaving the cote to the Jury, observed that although there was a contract signed by the prisoner, yet if they were of opinion that that contract was accepted and acted upon by the prosecutor in consequence of the false representation of the prisoner as to his status and position, it was part of the fraud by means of which the goods were obtained.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-84-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-84-18711211 t18711211-84-punishment-18"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Detective Warr stated that a number of tradesmen had been defrauded by the prisoner in a similar manner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL SMITH</hi> (22)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLADE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-98" type="given" value="JULIA MARIA"/>JULIA MARIA BOLTONT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Major Bulton, of 21, Grosvenor Mansions, Victoria Road—on 20th November, I wrote a letter addressed to</p>
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<p>Miss Freeth, Bedford Park, Croydon, and gave it to my maid to post about 7.45 in the evening—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the letter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was the only letter I sent that night; it had no enclosure.</p>
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<persName id="t18711211-name-99" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-99" type="given" value="MELAINE"/>MELAINE BANDER</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mrs. Bolton—on 20th November, I received a letter from her—I gave it to the porter, Cremer, to post, about 7.45.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-100" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-100" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS CREMER</persName> </hi>. I am porter at 21, Grosvenor Mansions—on 20th November, about 7.45, I received this letter from last witness—I put it in the pillar letter-box at the corner of High Street Place, Victoria Street, as near 8 o'clock as possible, with this other letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), addressed to Mrs. Coulson, 132, Lower Bagot Street, Dublin—she is a tenant who has apartments in the house, but was then staying at Dublin—I enclosed in the letter another letter directed to her, and also a little memorandum—I posted the letters in the usual way; I put them into the pillar box the same as I always did—I have been living in that street ten years, and I have been in the habit of posting letters sometimes eight or ten times a day—I put the letters in at the top—there is a plate that goes in, and you can drop or slip them in, and they will either fall out into the street or fall into the box—I am certain that I pushed them in (
<hi rend="italic">model produced</hi>)—that is the way I put them in, and they dropped over—if they did not go in they would come out into your hand—I am positive they went over that ledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The letter now contains just what it did when I posted it—I posted the letters in the ordinary way—I had no other errand—I simply went out and posted the letters, and went back; it is just across the road—this box has not been there very long, not a year—it has not always had the same aperture, the old one was different from this, it was taken away and a new one put—I don't recollect that I heard the letters drop in the box, there is such a noise in the street—I saw them disappear, that I swear—the mouth of the letter-box is towards the railings of the houses; it stands on the kerb—I have seen the inside of the box when the postman has taken the letters out, but not to notice it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This kind of aperture has been there for some months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-101" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SKEATE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On 20th November, about 10 minutes past 8, I was on duty in Victoria Street, and saw the two prisoners standing close together, side by side, close by the pillar letter box; they did not touch it—they were standing quite still—I was coming from Victoria Station, and when I got within about 20 or 25 yards of the box they walked towards me, and as they passed me I heard one say to the other "We must look out for him"—they had just got past me—I went on, and as I passed the box I cast my eyes into the mouth of it, and could see nothing in the aperture—I am sure there were no letters at that time sticking in the aperture, not to my sight—after hearing what they said, my attention was called to the box—that was the reason I looked—there is a gas lamp not quite 20 yards from the letter-box, which shows a full light on it—it stands on the same kerb as the box, in a line with it—there are no lamps over the doors there—after I had got a few yards past the box I looked round, and I saw the prisoners looking round, watching me—I went a little farther on, looked round again, and saw them still looking round, but they were walking on at the same time—I went on about 40 yards from the box, and they went about the same distance the other way—they then stopped on</p>
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<p>the pavement, and I stopped for about five minutes—I then saw them walking towards me again, and I walked towards them, and we passed each other—just before I got to the turning they had come past the letter-box—I then turned round to the left in Ashley Place, by the area railings, and there I secreted myself, and watched them—they went up about the same distance that I did, and there they stopped again for about two minutes—they then walked back to the box—I got round the other corner into Ashley Place, and there I could see the box perfectly plain—the prisoners came and stood by the box in the middle of the pavement for about half a minute, then they placed themselves side by side by the box, and I saw Bradley place his hand into the mouth of the box, and I could see something white appearing from it (
<hi rend="italic">describing it with the model</hi>)—at that time I saw Smith touch Bradley, and they walked away, leaving the white sticking out nearly an inch, or it might have been quite an inch—it was out far enough for me to catch hold of—the prisoners walked towards Victoria Station—I went directly up to the box, and found these letters sticking out, so—I did not notice how the top one was, but this one was sticking out corner ways, like that—they were both there, but I could only see one—I am quite certain they were not there when I passed the box before—I pulled the letters out, took them with me, and followed the prisoners—they looked round and saw that I was after them, and Smith separated from Bradley—they walked some distance like that; I stopped on the pavement, and Smith looked round and then joined Bradley again—there were three gentlemen walking towards Victoria Station, and I walked on behind them until I got opposite the prisoners, when I took them both into custody—I told them I should want to take them to the station—they said "What for?"—I said "I will tell you that when I get you into the station"—Smith said "Tell me now?"—I said "It is for attempting to take these letters out of the pillar letter box"—Smith said "I shan't go"—I said "You will"—he said he should not—I asked a young man who was stand
<lb/>ing by to go to Victoria Station for a constable—Smith then said "I will go," and I took them both to the station—on the way Smith said something about waiting for a brother or brother-in-law of Bradleys, that they had to wait outside a public-house for him—they had every opportunity of parting with anything after they left the letter box, they were some distance in front of me, and there were several people passing by—I afterwards examined the letter box—I found that the aperture was a little bit wet and damp—it was a very foggy night, it might have been caused by that—about three-quarters of an hour afterwards I saw the box opened; it was not full—there were not above forty or fifty letters in the box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I started with the notion that these men meant to rob the letter-box—that was my idea from their conduct, and my intention was to see whether or no they did rob it—at the time I saw them move some
<lb/>thing white, there was no one else near the box that I could see—I could not see into Victoria Street—there was nothing to prevent their taking the letters if they had so liked—I was in uniform—I heard the words "We must look out for him" quite distinctly—they had just passed me—I noticed on five different occasions that they were watching me—four occa
<lb/>sions before they tried to get the letters out of the box, the fifth occasion was after they had got the letters to the top, when I was walking after them—I hid myself behind the railings in Ashley Place—I could see straight to the letter-box—I was twelve yards from it—I should hardly</p>
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<p>think they could have seen me, because I was in the dark—was peeping through the railings—the lamp would not throw the light on the front of the letter-box—I could see the aperture by the light of the lamp—I did not go to the public-house to ascertain if there was anyone there the prisoners knew—I did not lose sight of the prisoners till they got round the second corner, just for a minute as they turned the corner—it was Bradley's hand that I saw at the box—Smith was then standing on his right side—when I first passed the letter-box I saw nothing white sticking out—the box is about 5ft. 4 in. high—the height of the aperture is about 5ft.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-102" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOLD</persName> </hi>. I am clerk of the works at the General Post Office—I have examined the letter-box in question and made the model produced—if a letter is put in the aperture and over this incline, there is nothing to stop it from going down, the interior of the box is quite clear, there is a cavity of about 16 or 18 inches in diameter each way—there is a wire guard in front of the door to prevent the letters dropping out when the door is opened—when I examined the box there was no imperfection, or anything to obstruct a letter from going to the bottom.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-86-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a ring and scarf of
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a tailor, at 36, Warwick Lane, Deptford—on the night of 27th November I was on Tower Hill, the worse for drink—the prisoner came up and asked me to treat her with something to drink—she said that in English, and I understood it—I said "No"—she told me to come with her, and she looked at a ring that I had on my finger—she took the ring off my finger, and also a scarf from my neck—she ran away then—I ran after her, but I could not catch her—I called "Police!" and the police caught hold of her—I did not lose sight of her—I gave her in charge—this is my scarf and ring (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He gave me the handkerchief and ring.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No—I was not in a public-house with her on Tower Hill—it was about 10 o'clock at night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-106" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES IRVING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 40). On the night of 26th November I was on duty in Royal Mint Street—I saw the prisoner and prosecutor together—all at once I heard a cry of "Police!"—I ran to the top of Tower Hill, and saw the prosecutor having hold of the prisoner—I got within one or two yards of them, and the prisoner got away—I ran after her, and brought her back to the prosecutor—I asked her if she had anything, and she said "No"—I asked the prosecutor what he had lost—he said a gold ring off his finger and a scarf off his neck—he understood what I said—I found the ring in the prisoner's left hand, and while I was taking it out of her hand she threw the scarf down on the ground—she took it out of her pocket.
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not run away, neither did I have the scarf in ray pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the bag, I had a two shilling piece and some silver in my pocket—I had 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I left home in the morning at 8 o'clock—I did not speak to the prisoner or wrangle with him—he is a costermonger—I knew him by sight.</p>
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<lb/>mediately the prisoner knocked the prosecutor down with a violent blow in the mouth, which caused blood, and he fell on him—I called to a young man to take him off, which he did with great force, and when he got up the prosecutor called "Stop thief!"—he ran and I after him; but I lost him, and came back—I gave a description of him, and afterwards, about 11 o'clock, I called at the station and saw seven persons drawn up in the passage—at first I did not recognise the prisoner, but a second time I put my hand upon him, and said he was the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear what they were wrangling about, it was so sudden; but I distinctly saw the prisoner from a strong light at the butcher's—he seized the prosecutor by the handkerchief.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-115" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY OSBORN</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Popham Street, Islington—I work for the prosecutor—on Friday night, 8th December, a little after 7 o'clock, I was at the top of Pickering Street, Essex Road, and saw the prisoner hit my master in the mouth and knock him down, and he held him by his shoulders on the ground—he got up and ran away—my master said "I am robbed."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were not quarrelling when I first came up, they were just on the jangle—the blow was struck directly after I saw him—I heard the prisoner say "Turn out your pockets, I have been with you all the night, and now you say I have robbed you"—that was before he knocked him down, I think—I am not quite sure.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 333). The prosecutor made a complaint to me—I afterwards took the prisoner into custody—I told him the charge—he said "I don't know what you mean, I know nothing about it"—I found on him one sovereign and 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver—he could only account for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The inspector asked him how he became possessed of the money—he said he could not give any account—he said "I generally have a lot of money in my pocket—I have about 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. altogether"—I believe he is a costermonger—the prosecutor was drunk, not to say help
<lb/>lessly drunk; he was very much excited.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She was looking in at a linen draper's shop at the time the robbery took place—I have not the least doubt about the prisoner, because I had a good look at his face before he snatched my watch—it was day
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-124" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the shorthand writers to this Court—I was present at the trial of William Benson here in November, and took notes of the evidence of David Sedford, who was called for the defence—I cannot identify the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The evidence given by the prisoner on the trial of Benson was here read</hi>—(
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was not a scramble for money in my presence—I am sure it was 9.30—I was not there about 8.30—I know that, because we pack up our stall, and being a wet night we packed up earlier—there was a grate in the room and a fire—I did not know what had struck me when I recovered—I only knew I had been knocked down somehow—I did not know it was with a hook—a policeman took me to my wife and charged the prisoner with doing it with a hook.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-127" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PEEBLES</persName> </hi>. I am a furniture-dealer, of 2, Miles Street, Trafalgar Road, Greenwich—on Saturday, 21st October, I was at the White Swan, Charlton, acting as waiter for a relation of mine, during the fair—this was the last day of the fair—Thornton, whom I knew by sight, came in a little before 9 o'clock, it might be ten minutes before the half-hour—I saw him standing against the table in the tap-room, with a pint or a half-pint of beer—Benson, a man with a wooden arm, and a hook screwed in, was there, with two or three others—he was pushed by his friends inside the door—I after-wards heard a scuffle, and found that Benson had got hold of Thornton, and forced his head upon the grate, and deliberately ran his hook into his mouth—he released him from holding him down, and Thornton turned round in a stooping position, with the hook in his mouth, halloaing "Murder!" "Take it out!"—I ran to the bar, and told Mr. Turner, who sent me for a policeman—I was absent two or three minutes, and when I came back I found Benson in custody, and Thornton up the yard, sitting on a form, bleeding—I know Henry Tull as a witness in the case—I cannot say whether he was in the room, because I was not there at the time it was done—there was no pushing the elbows or scrambling for money while I was there—Thornton struck no blow in my presence, and I did not hear any noise; in fact, it was quietly done altogether.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They did not both come down on the grate—Thornton's head was down on the grate, and the hook was run into his mouth—it was deliberately done—Benson drew his arm back in this way, the same as I should do if I was going to punch anyone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-128" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TULL</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of Woolwich—on the night of 21st October I was in the White Swan tap, and saw Benson there, and two or three men in his company—he was not sober—Thornton was sober enough—he was leaning against the table, with a half-pint of beer—he was there when I went in—they were doing nothing then, they were standing oppo
<lb/>site one another—I went out at the back, came in again, and saw Benson
<hi rend="italic">up</hi> with his arm, and give Thornton a
<hi rend="italic">swipe</hi> across the face with his wooden arm, and then he got him down on the fire-place, and hooked him, forced</p>
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<p>the hook into his mouth—he said nothing before he did that—there was no nudging of elbows or upsetting money on the floor while I was in the room—no blow was struck by the injured man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Benson had him close down when he drove the hook into his mouth—the man was then raised up, and a lot got round him—he was not quite down when the prisoner got his hook in his mouth—he did not fall quite down—I was examined at Benson's trial, and said that he drove the hook into Thornton's mouth before he fell, and dragged him by it with the hook in his lip—he dragged him to the fire-place—he did not knock him down with the back of his head on the fire-place—he did not close with him, but the man sang out "Murder!" and "Police!" and the police came and took them both away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman R R</hi> 26). I am stationed at Woolwich—I was on duty in Charlton village, and heard a disturbance at the White Swan, about 9.30—I went into the tap-room, and saw Thornton standing against the door, with his head bleeding, and somebody holding him up—Benson, who has a wooden arm, and a hook which screws in, was there, but I did not see the hook then—I told him I should take him in custody—he made no statement—I did not hear the story about money having been knocked out of someone's hand, and a scramble taking place, till Benson was tried last Session—I did not see Sedford at the White Swan at all, or at the Police Court—I know him by sight, about Charlton—I booked the charge at 9.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a crowd, and I cannot undertake to say whether Sedford was in the room, or whether he was not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-130" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am coachman to Major Cubitt, of Old Charlton—I was at this public-house at the time of the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—I cannot say what time I went there—I saw Sedford in the tap-room—the fair-field man struck the man with one arm, and the police were called in and took the man with one arm away—there was a scuffle at the fire-place—I saw money in the one-armed man's hand—I saw no money fall, and heard none, but young Sedford stepped forward and said "Put up your money, don't be foolish," and the other man said "This money is to be spent at the fair," and then the prosecutor struck him, and the two closed together, close against the fire-place—the man with one arm was tipsy—there was a scuffle before the door, and the policeman came in and said his throat was pulled out, or his mouth was pulled out—I saw him taken away—I did not go forward to help—I saw someone lift them up from the grate, but I cannot say who—the man with one arm crushed the other under bun in the fall, turned him under—I distinctly say that the first blow was given by Thornton—I did not see or hear money fall, but I saw both silver and copper in his hand—I did not see the hook on the man's arm, but I saw bright nails in the stump.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had the money in his other hand—he was fighting with both hands, with the stump, as well as with his hand, I have no doubt—I was leaning on the settle as you go in at the door, and the prisoner was next to me—I was next to the door, quite inside—I cannot say whether the door was shut or open when the blow was struck I was looking at the fire-place where the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> took place—Thornton was standing against a table, a very short distance from the fire-place, when he struck the blow—I do not know what became of the money—I do not know</p>
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<p>whether the waiter (Peebles) was there—I did not sec him or Tull either.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were there other people in the room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say that there were, until the policemen were called in and took off the one-armed man—I don't know who took the other man away—I
<hi rend="italic">took my hook</hi> away as quick as I could—I don't know where Benson's hook went to—I never saw it, but I have seen him with it at the water-cart—he always wore it when he was working, but I had not seen him use it for a month—he is not a friend of mine—I have only seen him working at the water-carts—Sedford is not a friend of mine—I was not drinking with anybody—I went there to hear what I could, for the sake of amusement—I called for no drink—I saw Thornton standing at the fire-place, bleeding—I did not take the trouble to see what injury was done—I did not want to have anything to do with him—I did not come here last time, because I was employed about my master's business—I did not send a note, but my master did—Ben
<lb/>son's mother came to me to ask me to come as a witness for him, but I would not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then why did your master send up a note?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did it for the benefit of the one-armed man who he had seen at work—I do not know whether Sedford brought the note—Bedford's father came to me last night—do not know how he knew that I could prove anything in his son's favour, or how Benson's wife knew that I could prove something in his favour—I refused to come up to clear the man from trouble because I did not want to have anything to do with it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> After I had the small-pox have not I always lost control of myself after taking intoxicating liquor, and not know what I am doing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, you were intoxicated when you were with me, but I believe you knew what you were doing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 7). On 13th November I saw the prisoner and prosecutrix quarelling in the Strand—the prisoner requested her to go home with him—she refused—he got hold of her arm, and she said "Do not pinch my arm, you have got all my money and keys, I won't go home with you"—he had been drinking, but he was perfectly capable of knowing what he was doing—Mary Olliver came up, and called them by name, and told them to come away—they went down Buckingham Street, and a few minutes afterwards I heard screams—I ran up, and the prosecutrix said she had been stabbed—I saw marks of blood on her—I took her to the hospital, and then went to Aubyn Street, and saw the prisoner standing at the door</p>
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<p>of No. 75—the sergeant told him he wanted him for stabbing his wife—he did not answer then, but on Waterloo Bridge he said that he did not do it—he was violent the first part of the way, and said that he would not go.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E R</hi> 5). I took the prisoner, and law Dent take this knife from his trousers' pocket—one blade appears to have been recently broken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-136" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY OLLIVER</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 112, Wardour Street, Soho—I know the prisoner—I saw them quarrelling in the Strand, and advised them to go away—we all three went together—they still kept having words us we walked along—I think they had each had a few glasses of drink—they could walk steadily—we all three stood at the corner of Duke Street—I advised them to go home—the prosecutrix said that she would not go home any more, and he struck her several times, but I did not see that he had a knife in his hand.</p>
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<lb/>pital—the prosecutrix was brought there on 13th November, with three wounds, one on her breast bone, one against her spine, and one in her right loin—the first two were superficial—the knife must have been directed straight—the third passed downwards, and slightly forward through the muscles of the loin—it was upwards of two inches deep, and was bleeding slightly—the wounds have healed, but she has not recovered her strength.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that he had not the slightest recollection of committing the act, that since having the small pox he had never been able to take spirituous liquors without losing his senses, and that when they quarrelled he no doubt stabbed her with his penknife, for which he was now deeply grieved.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I picked you up, and you caught hold of me and said that I was one of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many public-houses had you been to?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only one—I had a quartern of rum there between three of us, but I had had some at home—altogether I daresay I had half-a-pint of gin, nothing else—I did have a little drop of beer in a house just opposite where they knocked me down, but that was not a public-house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 9). On 26th November I was on duty, and heard cries of "I have got you"—I went down Queen Street, and saw Gummer holding the prisoner, who was trying to get away from him into a doorway—Gummer said that he was concerned with two others in knocking him down and attempting to rob him—the prisoner mid "I saw</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you enquired about my character?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—you have worked for some time at one of the
<hi rend="italic">cafes</hi> in the Haymarket, standing at the door to let the people know when the police are coming.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITELEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Higgs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-148" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MERZ</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter, of 68, Regent Street—on the night in question, at 1 o'clock, I was in Tottenham Court Road and met Dooley—she said would I stand something to drink, ginger beer or something—I said it was too late—she said she could get some close by where she lived—I went home with her—I don't know where it was, but it was in the direc
<lb/>tion of Long Acre—she asked me if I would mind going upstairs; it was a poor house, but she was an honest woman; and then she asked me if I would give her sixpence to fetch the ginger beer—I could not find a six-pence, and gave her a shilling, which I took out with other money, and she had the opportunity of seeing it—the moment she left to get the ginger beer another girl, who I believe was Price, came in and said that her friend would not be long—she stopped a few seconds, and down she went—three men then came up together—one was dressed as a soldier—Higgs and Morgan and the soldier said "Now pull your money out, we know you have lots of money," and at the same time gave me some blows on the chest and knocked me over on the bed—they all three put their hands in my pockets and took all they could find, four half-sovereigns from one pocket, and over 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from another—the door was left open a little, and I saw Dooley look in—Higgs had on a soldier's overcoat, not the uniform coat he has on now—they all ran down, and I called "Police!"—I met a policeman—at once went back with him—we saw some people standing there—I think it was the prisoners—we spoke to them, and they ran away—we followed and caught Morgan behind a doorway—I heard him drop some money—I gave a description of Higgs—I recognise all the prisoners by their faces except Price.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was sober—when I went into the room with the police Johnson was under the bed, I think, but I am not sure.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 60). I was on duty in Charles Street, Drury Lane, heard cries of "Police!" and saw the prosecutor—in consequence of what he said I looked under the archway as I was running, and saw the five prisoners trying to escape; they dispersed in different directions—I caught Morgan in a doorway and handed him over to Booker—I went up
<lb/>stairs after three men and Merz followed me—I saw Johnson and a girl under the bed, and Dooley was trying to get under when I went into the room—there was another woman under the bed who managed to get away, because I could only take' two down stairs—I am certain that Price or Dooley were under the arch, and I believe I saw Price go into the house—I cannot swear to her, because she was gone when I came back—I did not notice who Price ran away with from under the arch—I took Morgan about</p>
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<p>1.30, and then Johnson and Dooley—later in the evening I went to one of four lodging houses in the neighbourhood of Charlton Street, and found Higgs and Price in bed—I told them they were concerned in the robbery, and they, would have to go with me to the station—I took Morgan and heard him drop some money on the road, it was a florin and twopence—I am certain the five prisoners were the persons under the archway—I noticed Higgs particularly, he had his uniform on, and a kind of dark coat over it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Morgan. Q.</hi> How can you swear to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By your face—there was a lamp over the archway.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Higgs had uniform trousers, with a stripe down—I noticed his features—I know him well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined. I</hi> took Morgan at the time—I caught him in a doorway, he had no time to change his uniform.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 382.) I received Morgan and Dooley from the last witness—I heard Morgan drop some money—I asked a brother constable to turn on his lamp, and he picked up a florin and twopence—as I took Dooley to the station she dropped sixpence, and I found 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in her hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dooley.</hi> I did not drop the sixpence, the gentleman gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in her hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Morgan. Q.</hi> Did not I say that the money I dropped belonged to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you shifted your right hand into your pocket at the time I had hold of your left.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) One shilling was all I gave Dooley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dooley's Defence.</hi> He gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a shilling to get some ginger beer, and I never saw him any more till he locked me up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson's Defence.</hi> I never touched him, or did anything to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Morgan's Defence.</hi> I am not guilty. I was down stairs, and he said "I give this man in charge because he must be one of them."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday</hi>, 13
<hi rend="italic">th December</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Mellor.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). In consequence of a statement made to me, I caused the prisoner to be apprehended on Saturday, 2nd December, for violently assaulting his wife—he was taken to St. Bartholomew's Hospital by me and Cooper, who apprehended him about 9 o'clock in the evening—I took him to his wife's bedside—I knew her as his wife—she then made a statement—I first said to her "Do you 'know me?"—she said "I do"—I said "Do you know the others who are round your bed?"—she said "Yes, that is Dick"—I then said to her "Will you repeat what you told me this afternoon, so that your husband can hear it?"—she then made a statement, and I wrote it down as she said it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you think her in danger?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not then—I</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODMAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did she say when you said that to her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She then commenced to tell me what she had previously told me—I wrote down what she said on a piece of board, and the sister of the ward held a candle while I wrote on my knee, with my foot on the bed—she said "On Friday week last I was in the court, and asked my husband for some money, We had words; he called me bad names, and I called him. I had had a drop of drink. He struck me in the eye, and I came into the hospital on Tuesday last"—the prisoner then said to her "Now Jane, did not you tell me that you were ill last Friday week?"—she said "The blow was given three weeks ago, and last Friday week I told my husband that I was ill; he told me to go to bed. Dr. Champneys attended me on a parish order. Mrs. Patterson saw my husband strike me"—I asked her if she would sign this statement—she said "No, I can't, I don't want him locked up"—the prisoner said it was all false, he never struck her—on the way back to the station, in a cab, he said "It is a bad job"—I said "It is"—he said "I have never struck her since I had the three months"—he was charged at the police-station with violently assaulting her—he made no reply to the charge—the persons who were round the deceased's bed were the police constable, Mr. Archer the house-surgeon, and the sister of the ward.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why did you take him to the bedside of the woman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Be
<lb/>cause from what I heard I thought it was very likely to be a serious case, and I could ascertain no evidence that would justify me in charging the man and keeping him from Saturday night till Monday morning unless I had the statement of the woman to justify me in detaining him—I took him there to get the woman to make a statement in his presence, that I might give it in evidence—it was to identify the man, from what she had told me—I knew he was her husband—I wanted her to repeat in his pre
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<lb/>tion I went to the hospital to see the woman—I did not take the prisoner there by his direction.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer H</hi>). I apprehended the prisoner on Satur
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE MELLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">expressed considerable doubt whether a statement taken in the manner in which this was obtained could be looked upon as a voluntary statement; the presence of the inspector and the constable might have influenced the mind of the deceased, and he strongly con
<lb/>demned the course pursued by the inspector, however honest his intention might be. After consulting</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE GROVE</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">but did not affect its admissibility</hi>). The statement was taken down in writing by the inspector at the time—I did not read it after he had written it—I heard it read in the presence of the prisoner and the deceased—it is an accurate representation of what was said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It was not read to me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It was read at the foot of the bed, in his presence—she refused to sign it—the prisoner said it was all false—that was after it had been read—he was standing close to the bed at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-160" type="given" value="BOWATER JOHN"/>BOWATER JOHN VERNON</persName> </hi>. I am opthalmic surgeon at St. Bartholomew's—the deceased Jane Cox was brought in on Tuesday, 28th November—she was admitted on account of a swelling on the right side of her nose and round the right eye—there was no wound or bruise—she was taken to the opthalmic ward—she made a statement to me—an operation had to be performed—she did not appear to suffer from the effects of that—it relieved her very much—the signs of improvement continued for about three days—I think the operation was on Saturday, 2nd December, and she was taken very much worse on Monday evening, the 4th—inflammation of the brain set in—she had convulsions, and lost the use of her left side, and from that time she was more or less unconscious until her death on the 7th—I can in no way connect her getting worse with the operation—it was merely the opening of an abscess—I made a post-mortem examination on Friday, the 8th—I found the bridge of the nose on the right side was broken—the bone was broken in two or three pieces—I found extensive inflammation of the bones behind the nose—the bones of the right eye were in the same state of inflammation, and the whole of the right side of the brain was inflamed—I believe that had spread from the nose—in my judgment the cause of death was inflammation of the brain,' caused by the injury to her nose—that was my decided opinion—those injuries were most probably caused by a violent blow—I think it must have been a violent blow—I think a blow with a fist would produce that kind of injury—had she fallen upon anything she would probably have fallen with great weight and have cut the skin—the skin was not cut at all—I think one well-directed blow would have caused all the injuries—I should have expected an external wound if she had fallen upon anything, still more if it had been done with any instru
<lb/>ment—on the left side of the base of the skull, when I removed the brain, I found a hard, bony tumour, about the size of a walnut, attached to the bones of the skull—I should think that was of some years' standing—the brain above that was quite healthy—it had nothing whatever to do with the cause of death—on the calf of the left leg were the scars of two ulcers of long standing—I connect them with the mischief in the skull, but they had nothing whatever to do with the cause of death—I don't think the blow on the nose was a very recent one, because there was no evidence of blood around the bone; no bruising, in fact—I should say it could hardly have been more than three or four weeks old—from what I saw of her in the hospital while she was alive, I think she must have been a woman of intemperate habits—that would go far to account for the severity of her symptoms—I should like to add that Inspector Hodgkinson did not come to the hospital until we communicated with him—I was not present at the bedside when the statement was taken—my house surgeon was.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. PATTERSON</hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Patterson, and live at 8, Union Court, in the same house as Mrs. Donovan—on 14th Novem
<lb/>ber I saw the prisoner hit his wife a slap on the face—it was on the left side of the cheek—it was against my door—it was with his open hand, I am positive of that—there was no mark then, nor yet for days afterwards—there was a very slight black eye on the Thursday following—that was not on the place where he hit her; on the other side of the face, the right side.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it a severe blow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, it did not even mark her face—a few words passed before he struck her—I did not hear her ask him for any money—she was intoxicated at the time, and she called him a very bad name—that was the only blow I know of—I saw her on the Sunday morning before she went to the hospital—she was then in bed, very ill—I noticed that her right eye was a little bit inflamed, the same eye where the black mark was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-163" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN CONNOR</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Connor, and live at 7, Union Court, next door but one to the prisoner and his wife—about three weeks ago she had a slight black eye, not very much, that was a week before she went to the hospital, not the week she took bad, but the week before; it was the left eye; I am sure of that—I did not notice anything about the other eye at that time—she always used to have a very queer look about the eye—I believe she was under an operation for the right eye; it never looked like the other, it was rather a large eye—something was the matter with her eye always—I had known her four year, and all that time there has been something peculiar about her eye; she always looked very peculiar about her right eye—I never saw her husband strike her—I last saw her on the Saturday morning before she went to the hospital—she was in bed—I did not notice anything about her then, not till Sunday morning, then her eye was swelled—I took it for erysi
<lb/>pelas—it was not so on the Saturday night—I saw her again on the Mon
<lb/>day, and I went four times for the parish doctor—the swelling continued, and she went to the hospital on the Tuesday morning—I dressed her to go—I never saw any blackness of the right eye before she went to the hospital, or on her nose, or anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> My wife went under an operation four or five times with one eye.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I always heard that she had, before I knew her—during the four years I knew her I did not know of it, but when she had had a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 282). In the afternoon of 15th Novem
<lb/>ber I was in Bishopsgute Street, in company with Downes, another officer, and saw the three prisoners together—White was carrying an empty bag or sack—they went up Sun Street three-quarters of an hour later—I was with Downes when I again saw them coming down Cheapside, and going through the Poultry—Haggerty was walking in front, with a sack over his shoulder, and something in it—the other two were close behind—I took hold of Leary and White, and said "What has your companion got in the bag?"—White said "What companion? I have got no companion"—they then commenced to struggle, at the same time Downes took hold of Hag
<lb/>gerty with the bag—I got assistance, and then took charge of Haggerty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">White.</hi> We were not with Haggerty; we were by our two selves, 200 yards behind him. We did not struggle, we kept still.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 102). I was with Childs, and saw the three prisoners together, White carrying an empty sack like this under his arm—I was with Childs three quarters of an hour later, when I saw them again in Cheapside—Haggerty was three or four yards in front of the others, carrying the sack over his shoulder—I stopped him—the sack was opened at the station—it contained 101 yards of sateen cloth.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HAGGERTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-174" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am foreman of Wrightson's warehouse, Tower Hill—on the morning of 1st December I saw the prisoner take two boxes from one of McNamara's vans, No. 115, and place them in another van alongside—he then shifted them into a sack, and placed a bog of chaff over them, beneath the
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 282). I was with Randall, and saw the two prisoners and another man coming down Bishopsgate Street—Murray stole the boots—Burgess was in the middle of the road, looking up and down the street, and also looking at the shop to see if they were watched—after Murray had got the boots, Burgess went down Spital Square and through various turnings till he got to Commercial Street, the third man being with him the latter part of the time—they then separated—I went and took hold of Burgess—he said "What do you want me for?"—I said "For being concerned with another man in stealing a pair of boots just now"—he said "You have made a mistake; I have just come from my aunt's"—I said "I saw where you came from; I have not made any mis
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<interp inst="def2-101-18711211" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM AUSTIN</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18711211-101-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18711211-101-offence-1 t18711211-name-185"/>James Dowson</persName>, and stealing therein one scarf and other articles, his property, to which </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANKIN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711211-101-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-101-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18711211-101-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-101-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-101-18711211 t18711211-101-punishment-29"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Austin.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-186" type="surname" value="DOWSON"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-186" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DOWSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Champion Place, Upper Clapton—about 11.45, on the night of 1st December, I went to bed after seeing everything fastened safely up—about 2.15 a.m. I was aroused by the springing of a rattle—I opened my window, went down, and admitted Policeman 290—I accompanied him to the back garden—I saw the staircase window open as I went down, and the glass broken—it was closed when I went to bed—the parlour window had been closed with a catch—I found it wide open, and the parlour in confusion—the drawers had been pulled open, and left so—a large drawer which was supposed to contain plate was open, and the con-tents strewed about—I afterwards saw Hankin in custody, wearing a scarf of mine which I missed—these are my boots.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-187" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-187" type="given" value="JOB"/>JOB LEWIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N R</hi> 23). On 2nd December, about 2 a.m., I was at the back of Mr. Dawson's premises, and heard a sound as if a window was opened, or the catch going back—I made a communication to 290
<hi rend="italic">N R</hi> as I saw a light fluttering about—we found that an entry had been made at a window, and found two pairs of boots on a wall, one pair is here, and Hankin has the other pair on, as he owned them—I sent 290 round, and as soon as he rang the bell the two prisoners opened the staircase window, breaking the bottom pane with their knees—they both came out on to the water tank, over the closet, but on seeing me they did not jump down where I was, but into the next garden—I had a wall to get over before I could pursue Austin, and he got over the next wall—Hankin was getting over the wall, and I knocked him down with a stick, and secured him—it was moonlight and starlight—Austin is the man—I described him to another constable, and saw him at the station about 4.45 with ten or twelve others and identified him—he had a moustache, but no whiskers, he was as he is now, only his coat was buttoned up—he had no hat, or shoes, or stockings—his coat was dark brown or black.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-188" type="surname" value="HAYES"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-188" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HAYES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 297). On 2nd December, about 3.30 a.m., I was going to Austin's house, 3, Well Street, South Hackney, and met him as I went into the court—I asked him where he was going, he said "To work"—I said it is rather early to go to work, and I pulled off these whiskers which he was wearing, and said "These are false"—I searched him, and found a quantity of silent matches and a key—I then went to his house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Austin was sober—he lives about two miles from where the robbery occurred—he wore a deer stalker hat—I did not take it off previous to his identification.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-189" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-189" type="given" value="JOB"/>JOB LEWIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). He had no hat when I identified him, but this hat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was found in his house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-190" type="surname" value="DULAKE"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-190" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DULAKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 290). I went round to the front of the house—I searched Hankin and found the knife produced in his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses far Autlin.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-191" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-191" type="surname" value="SAMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-191" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET SAMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 3, Arthur Street, Well Street, Hackney, my husband is a sawyer—we live in the same house as</p>
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<p>Austin—I was at home on Friday night, 1st December, all night—I was awoke about 1.30, by Austin having a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with his wife—I did not hear what he was saying, but he was knocking her about, and I got out of bed to speak to him, but he made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>. It was as late as that—my clock goes by the factory opposite—when I had just got off to sleep again I heard it again, and my landlady, Mrs. Black, spoke to him—Austin is my husband's sister's husband—I have been in the house six years—I did not know that he was in the habit of wearing artificial whiskers—it is not an uncommon thing for him to quarrel with his wife when he has had a drop of drink—that is pot very often.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How often have you heard him quarrel with his wife before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not very often—they do not fight very often, but they did so last week—I have not heard it before—I am out all day—Austin is a smith, I believe—I do not know where he works—I very seldom go into their room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-192" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-192" type="surname" value="BLANKS"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-192" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN BLANKS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 3, Arthur Street—on Friday night, 2nd December, Austin was in the house—I did not see him, but I heard him come in at 12 or a quarter past—he made a great noise going up stairs, and about 1.15 I heard him making a great noise, and heard the baby cry, and I got out of bed and begged him to be quiet—I got into bed again, and heard somebody go down stairs about 2 o'clock—I called out "Who is that?"—he said "It is me," and I heard the street door shut—somebody went out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His wife took my rooms about a year and a half before he came to live with her—I have not been examined as a witness for him before—I am not related to him—I have never seen him wear whiskers—he came home and went out again about 2.30, as near as I can recollect the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-193" type="surname" value="HANKEN"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-193" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT"/>WILLIAM ROBERT HANKEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>). I have pleaded guilty to this charge—Austin was not with me that night—I did not see him that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him two or three months—we are not constant companions—I have been with him once now and then—I have been living at 21, Brook Street—I was not living anywhere in particular before that—I was sleeping where I could—I lodged at 3, Arthur Street one night; the night before—that is where Austin lives—this is my first offence—I have never been convicted before—I am quite sure of that—I never saw him with these whiskers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are to tell the whole truth?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I do not know the name of the man who was with me—we had been drinking in the after
<lb/>noon, and he asked me to go with him, and said it would be a good thing—I had seen him before at a house he used, the Stag at Homerton—he was there nearly every evening in the course of the week—I do not know his name or address.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">AUSTIN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18711211-101-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18711211-101-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-101-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at Clerkenwell, in November</hi>, 1857,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**
<hi rend="italic">The officer stated that the produce of ten burglaries was found at Austin's premises.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18711211-101-punishment-30" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18711211-101-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-101-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-101-18711211 t18711211-101-punishment-30"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grove.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ANTHONY</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18711211-102-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18711211-102-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-102-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/>, Feloniously setting fire to a ware-house belonging to
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HON. G. DENMAN</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEASLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-196" type="surname" value="GREENHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-196" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GREENHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I know the premises 8, Wapping Wall. Mr. Tomkins' Sufferance Wharf—I made these two plans of the premisses—they are duplicates and are made on the same scale—there are two windows, they are four feet nine inches from the bottom of the win
<lb/>dows to the ground—the wharf goes back towards the Thames—where is dows to the ground—wharf goes back towards the Thames—there is a gateway over the building where the cart stood—this part of the plan shows the position where the cart was—these are two grated windows, and there is the cart with the straw on it, and the warehouse was over it—this is on a large scale—the farthest window nearest the gate—I know corner of New Gravel Lane; that is the window nearest the gate—I know Boarding Entry, it is thirty-nine yards down Gravel Lane, the corner of Wapping Wall, on the left hand side, supposing you torn from the corner and go down Gravel Lane—that is the direction towards Shadwell Church where the fire escape is kept, which is a third of a mile from Wapping Wall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How did you ascertain the position of the cart?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From the marks of the wheels in the ground—the cart was not there, it was burnt—a man on the wharf pointed out the wheel marks to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-197" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-197" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Wapping Wall, and am foreman to Mr. Tom
<lb/>kins, Sufferance Wharf—it was my business to close the wharf of a night, and I closed it on Tuesday night, 19th September, about 10.15—at that time a waggon load of straw was standing inside the warehouse gates, it might have been there five or six weeks—this plan points out the spot where it stood as nigh as I can tell—it stood about eighteen inches from the window—it was loose straw, and it was not covered over—everything was quite safe when I left, I lecked up the small door as I came out—I made the place safe, as I always do—I did not go to the premises again before the fire, no one went in after I locked up that night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there anything in the warehouse of a nature to set fire, any chemicals or lucifer boxes, or anything likely to set fire to it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The top loft was full of loose cane, but there was nothing in the bottom place but the straw.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-198" type="surname" value="FEATHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-198" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL FEATHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi>). I was in Wapping Wall on the night of 19th and morning of 20th September—I passed No. 81 about 12.20 or 12.30, on the side of the road upon which Mr. Tomkins' windows are—I noticed no light or fire—it is part of my duty to keep a lock-out for any
<lb/>thing of the sort—when I had got into Star Yard, which is 100 or 150 yards further, and which leads into Wapping Wall, I heard a cry of "Fire!"—I had got round a corner in Star Street, that is, not in New Gravel Lane direction, but the other way—I was then working back again—I had worked New Gravel Lane as far as the bridge, and through Star Street, which runs through the middle of my beat—I was working round into New Gravel Lane, after leaving the premises safe, and I worked round through Milk Yard on my right hand, and then Star Street is in the middle of milk Yard beat—I got into Wapping Wall, about the middle, and when I got back to No. 81 I saw the fire—it was burning very dull through the win
<lb/>dow when I first saw it—the premises above were not then alight—I sprang my rattle—less than a quarter of an hour elapsed from the time I passed and saw nothing wrong to the time I discovered the fire.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-199" type="surname" value="MURPHY"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-199" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 6, Boarding Entry, New Gravel Lane, a short distance from the corner of Wapping Wall—on the</p>
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<p>night of the fire, about 12.45 o'clock, I was standing at the top of Boarding Entry, with Ellei Duggan and Mary Driscoll, and saw the prisoner run round the corner of Wapping Wall into New Gravel Lane—he ran across the road and asked me what lane it was—I told him it was New Gravel Lane—he said "There is a b——large fire round by St. George's Wharf"—that is Tomkint' Wharf—he said no more to me, but ran up New Gravel Lane in the direction of Shadwell Church—I lost sight of him, and ran to the corner of Wapping Wall, and saw the fire descending from the bottom windows—I saw nobody at first, but I afterwards saw a policeman in a very few minutes, and heard him spring his rattle—I did not go up to the win
<lb/>dows—I had passed the end of Wapping Wall about eight or nine minutes before—I saw the prisoner, and saw no signs of fire then, or anything to attract my attention—I have lived in that neighbourhood all my life—I had never seen the prisoner before that night—I saw him next at the Thames Police Court—other persons were with him—I picked him out and identified him—he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that you saw the fire descending from the bottom window?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, coming through the window from the inside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-200" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-200" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-200" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DBISOOLL</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Gould Street, Wapping, and work at a bottle warehouse—on the night of 19th September, I was standing with John Murphy and Ellen Duggan, at the corner of Boarding Entry, about twenty minutes to one in the morning, the prisoner came right across to us from Wapping Wall, and came up to us, and asked us what was the name of that turning—I said "What turning?"—he said "Right across there;" and I said "Wapping Wall"—he said that there was a fire broke out there—we all three ran up New Gravel Lane, to see where the fire was, and saw the flames coming right through the windows at the bottom part, and up to the flooring, I believe—I am quite sure the prisoner is the young man I saw—I never saw him before that night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Through the windows you say, and up to the flooring above; outside or in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Outside, and I saw the flames as if the upper part was burning, as it blazed up more it went through the flooring.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-201" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-201" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-201" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN DUGGAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Love Court, Whitechapel, and am a servant—on the night of the fire I was with Murphy and Priscoll at the entrance of Boarding Entry—the prisoner came up and asked me the name of the turn
<lb/>ing—I said "Wapping Wall"—he said "There is a large fire broke out"—after saying that he ran up New Gravel Lane, towards Shadwell Church—I, Driscoll, and Murphy went towards the fire, and knocked the neighbours up—when we got into Wapping Wall, we saw the fire breaking out through the windows of the ground floor—it had begun to blaze freely then—I saw no one in Wapping Wall for a quarter of an hour—a policeman then came and sprung his rattle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18711211-name-202" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18711211-name-202" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-202" type="surname" value="BILTON"/>
<interp inst="t18711211-name-202" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BILTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 196). On the night of 19th September, I was on duty, and saw the prisoner running out of New Gravel Lane into High Street, Shadwell, at 12.55, or 12.50, or 12.45—he did not speak to me, he ran towards the fire escape, towards Shadwell Church—some few minutes after, I saw the reflection of a fire at Wapping Wall, and saw the escape coming in the direction of the fire, and the prisoner and the escape man with it—Soperi was with me—we both went to the fire, where I saw the prisoner again, sitting on the tail of the escape—I was ordered by the sergeant to clear the mob, and told the prisoner to get further back—he said "I have called the escape"—I asked the fireman—he said "Yes," and</p>
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<p>I allowed the prisoner to remain on the escape—I am quite tore he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where was it you saw the prisoner first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the corner of New Gravel Lane, turning out of New Gravel Lane, into High Street, Shadwell, that is about a quarter of a mile from the corner of Wapping Wall, as near as I can judge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-203" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PAOBURY</persName> </hi>. I am a fireman, belonging to the Metropolitan Fire Brigade—I live at the fire-station, in Broad Street, Ratcliffe—on 20th September, at 12.55, a.m., I was asleep in my box, near Shadwell Church, and the fire-escape was outside—the prisoner called me, and said that there was a fire down at the corner—he could not tell me where—he said "Round here"—I said "I don't want to be called to a chimney, I want to go to a fire"—he said "It is a big job; it is a large fire; it is a fire"—I said "All right, lend me a hand," and he did so—he and I went, with the escape, to the fire, to Sufferance Wharf—I remained there, with the escape, until the fire was out—I saw the prisoner sitting on the escape, and he was tried to be put off it—the policeman was appealed to, and the prisoner said "I am the man who called the escape"—I told the policeman he was the man, and he let him stay—the prisoner went back with me, and lent me a hand again—I then gave him 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and said "Come here, you will have to sign this receipt"—he said "I can't write; I can write my name, but I can't write my address"—I said "I will spell it for you"—he gave me his address "10, Gravel Lane"—I spelt it for him, and he wrote down "10, Gravel Lane," from my spelling—he wrote this "W. Anthony," Himself—he gave his name "William," But he only signed "W."—these other two names are the signatures of men who got a shilling each for assisting with the escape—the man who gets the first call gets 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and those who assist get a shilling (
<hi rend="italic">Receipt read)—I</hi> was afterwards taken to Long Acre, I believe to a house numbered "2"—Mr. Meechan took me there—he is foreman of the Salvage Corps—I saw the prisoner there, and said "That is the man that called me"—I said "I have got to give an account of the 4
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., who I paid it to, and that he was the man I had given a half-crown to—he said "I don't know where it is,"Meaning Wapping Wall, which I had mentioned—he said "I am not the man that called you, and that he knew nothing about the half-crown"—this was at the door of No. 2—I did not hear his name mentioned—I then asked him for his address, but he did not give it—he said he could only write his name—Meechan was present.</p>
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<interp inst="t18711211-name-204" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I am a bottle-stopper, of 43, Queen Street, Ratcliff—on the night of the fire at Tomkins' wharf, I was passing Shadwell Church, and assisted in getting the fire-escape to the place, the prisoner and I both went with the fire-escape to the fire and back again—and this man assisted us, but he did not come back—I never saw any more of him, the prisoner went back—I saw him pay 3
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and he gave a shilling to me—this is my signature on this paper, the other man was not there when I received my shilling.</p>
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