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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>GIBBONS, MAYOR.</p>
<p>FIFTH SESSION, HELD FEBRUARY 26TH, 1872.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED, BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 26th, 1872, and following days,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FRY CHANNELL</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-1" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SIDNEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-3" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q. C., M. P., Common Serjeant of the said City (acting as Deputy-Recorder); and
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-12" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GIBBONS, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk (†) 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>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAFFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-14" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Barrett, and live at 3, Falcon Road, Battersea—in May, 1870, the prisoner took the house, 4, Orchard Place, of me—I let it to him weekly—I saw him there frequently afterwards—I don't remember the name he gave—I remember Mr. Brannan coming to me with other officers, between 1 and 2 o'clock on a Saturday—I don't remember the date—I had seen the prisoner there that morning between 10 and 11 o'clock—I never saw him after that—he did not give notice to leave—but he paid the rent up to that time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> 4, Orchard Place is close to where I reside—it was in September, 1870, that a man named Taylor and some women were taken into custody there—I don't know that the prisoner had let part of the house to them—I did not know that Taylor was living there—the females now in custody paid the rent on one occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-15" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED REDFERN</persName> </hi>. I now live at West Croydon—in September, 1870, I was living at 2, Mantua Street, Battersea—from that house I could see quite well into the back part of 4, Orchard Place—I know the prisoner by sight quite well—I have frequently seen him at No. 4, in all parts of the house—I have seen him in the back parlour—I have seen him there with a ladle on the fire, melting something in it, and pouring it out into what I have since found to be a plaster of Paris mould, and I have seen it turned out of that and put into a kind of basin—by the sound I could not. see what it was—I have seen this several times—at all times—at no time in particular—there were other persons in the room at the time, sometimes</p>
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<p>four or five, sometimes six or seven men and women together—I was present here in October, 1870, and saw Alfred Taylor and his wife, Mrs. Copeland and a young girl, named Mattock, tried—I had seen those persons in the back parlour when the prisoner has been there, and when the melting was going on—I remember the seizure on 17th September—I had seen the melting going on a day or two previous to that—I could see into the room perfectly well, it was only about the distance that I am from the dock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The back of my house abutted on the back of theirs—I did not see this from a window, but from my back yard, standing on my dust-hole—I work at home as a tailor—this was principally going on at night time—the blinds used to be down as far as the top of the curtain—that went across the bottom of the window—there was a very brilliant fire in the room and a candle—I could not see all over the room—I swore to the girl Mattock at her trial—she was acquitted—I could identify the prisoner if I had not seen him for seven years—I have seen him frequently in the street and in the back yard, besides in the room—I saw him in the room through the space at the top of the curtain, there was five or six inches space, it might be more at times, and less at times—it was about a month or six weeks after he took the house that I began to see this—I watched it on several occasions—I daresay twelve or fourteen times—I thought there was something wrong—I did not tell the police because I was not sure.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> After the seizure, I communicated with the police—I was examined at the trial of the four persons, three were convicted, the young girl, Mattock, was acquitted—I saw nothing more of the prisoner after the seizure until I saw him in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-16" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter—in September, 1870, I lived at 2, Mantua Street, Battersea—I know the prisoner—I have seen him at No. 4, Orchard Street—my house is at the back at that house—they are very close together—you can very nearly reach—the back additions are very small—there is only four or five yards between the two—I have seen the prisoner in the back parlour from my yard, and from a window, in the morning and in the evening as well, at all times of the day—I could not say what he was doing—I have seen him at the fire, and several others round the table, at times; mostly the first thing in the morning—I could not see what they were doing—there was a ladle, or something of that de
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman V</hi> 71). I know the prisoner—in 1870 I frequently saw him at 4, Orchard Place, for nearly three months, pretty well daily, up to the time of the seizure—I have seen him with the persons who were tried here in October, 1870—on 11th July, 1870, I saw him and the three women, in Falcon Lane, Battersea, and watched them in to the Queen Victoria, where a bad half-crown was passed by the woman Copeland—it was produced at the trial, and is here now—I did not see the prisoner after the seizure until he was in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-18" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Queen Victoria, Falcon Lane, Battersea—in July 1870, the prisoners, who were convicted here in October, 1870, were at that house, and after they left the last witness came in and I gave him a bad half-crown which I had just taken from them—I have seen the prisoner somewhere; but I can't say whether he was with them or not.</p>
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<p>afternoon, I went, with other officers, to 4, Orchard Place, Battersea—I went into the first floor back room, and there found Alfred Taylor, Jane Copeland, Sarah Ann Taylor, and Emily Mattock—they were taken into custody—we searched the room, and found some plaster of Paris moulds, with a coin in them, so hot that you could not hold them, and all the neces
<lb/>sary implements for making and colouring counterfeit coin—I produce them—here is a double mould for half-crowns; that was broken in the struggle between the woman Taylor and I—here is also a single mould for half-crowns, a galvanic battery, bottles containing acid, and everything necessary—on Alfred Taylor were found the two pattern good half-crowns from which the moulds were made—I have known the prisoners for some time—after the seizure I was not able to find him till 25th January, in the present year, when I found him in bed, at No. 8, Andover Road, Horn
<lb/>sey Road, and took him on another charge, for employing a boy, who is awaiting his trial now, to utter counterfeit coin—he said he knew nothing about it—I told him that he would also have to answer the charge at Bat
<lb/>tersea—he said he never lived at Battersea, nor had he been there for years—I told him I had got a search-warrant, and he was entitled to have it read if he liked—he said "Oh, never mind, Mr. Brannan"—I made a search, but found nothing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The officers who were with me forced the street-door and the bed-room door with a sledge hammer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I addressed the prisoner by the name of Copeland—at the station he gave the name of Newman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer G</hi>). I knew the prisoner before Sep
<lb/>tember, 1870—he lived at 4, Orchard Place—I have seen him at that house on several occasions before the seizure, having been instructed by Mr. Brannan to watch him, and I have seen him in company with the persons who were convicted; as lately as the night before the seizure—I was there to watch the house—after the seizure I saw no more of him till he was in custody—I endeavoured to find him, but could not.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know that the Taylors went to reside at that house about July—it was Mrs. Taylor that I saw the prisoner in company with.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin—I had my doubts about it, but I gave him the change, and he drank his gin and left—I then showed the florin to the barman, and afterwards I tried it with my teeth, and found it was bad—I put it in the fire, and it melted at once.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you called to identify me at the Bow Street Police Office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was; a policeman told me that you were in custody—a policeman gave me a description of you before I came to see you—I saw you, amongst eight or ten, but I don't remember any of the others but you—I said I could tell better if you spoke to me—I hare no doubt now that you are the man—I put the florin in the fire, and it melted—I showed it to the barman first—he looked at it—he took it out of my hand and then returned it—he did not leave my company with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-27" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA CHETLAND</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the White Hart, Catherine Street, Strand, which is kept by Mr. Wilks—the prisoner came there between 6 and 7 o'clock, on the 1st February, with another man—he called for two glasses of ale, and gave me a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I looked at it and gave it to a man named George Barwood, who was there—he went out and whilst he was gone I gave the prisoner the change, and he left with the other man—I went to see where they had gone, and I saw them both running—Barwood was then coming back with the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and I found it was a bad one—the prisoner was stopped and given into custody, and I gave the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece to the policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I hurry you for the change?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that is why I gave it you before Barwood come back—the entrance to the theatre is next door to our house, and there were a good many persons about, going to the theatres—I had not got a tester, but I had my doubts about it, and I sent it by the man to see if it was good—he was gone about a quarter of an hour—he went to the Two Spies just opposite to us.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-28" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BARWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and was at the White Hart, on this occasion—I saw the prisoner come in with another man—what the barmaid has, said is correct—she gave me the crown and asked me if I would go to Hollyman's with it—I eventually found it was bad and brought it back—I was detained there some time—this is the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>)—I went back with the barman and met the barmaid in the road—she pointed out the prisoner—he was running—I ran after him and stopped him—there was another man with him, but he got away down a court—the prisoner was sober, but he feigned to be drunk after I took him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You say I was running.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, you were about 100 yards from the public-house when I took you, and I held you till a policeman came up—I gave the crown to the policeman—I had given it to the barman, Mr. Holly man, and he returned it to me—he tested it, it has the marks now, and it was afterwards marked by the inspector at Bow Street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 124). I took the prisoner on the charge—he said nothing—I found 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in each trowsers pocket, two florins and two sixpences, and two florins in each pocket of his vest, and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—he was not drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that on this night he was going to the theatre with a friend, went to have a glass of ale and put down the</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">that he did not know it was bad, and that he was not in the Coach and Horses that night at all.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted of uttering counterfeit coin in June</hi>, 1871.—
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had been in the shop three times previously, and paid with bad half-crowns—there was no silver in the till, and I put this half-crown with the copper and stamps.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for that half-crown"—I said "No; give me 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—he put his hand in his pocket, and said "So I will;" but the policeman took hold of him, and said, "No, you are my prisoner"—the coin taken on the 11th was given away to a lady in change.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bad coin was given out of our shop, not knowing it was bad; it was on the mantelpiece—we are three sisters in partnership, but my eldest sister knows very little about the business—I am quite sure that when he came on the 23rd he said "I want
<hi rend="italic">another</hi> sixpenny fountain."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 270). On 23rd January, about 5.45, I was called to this shop, and saw the prisoner—Louisa Hawker said to him "You have been in my shop four times before—he said that he did not remember being there at all—I said "Are you going to charge him?"—she said "Not if he will pay me back 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—she showed me this other bad half-crown—I took him in charge, and found on him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, 17
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these two half-crowns are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-36" type="given" value="LILLY"/>LILLY WHITMORE</persName> </hi>. I was barmaid at the Spread Eagle, Middlesex Hos
<lb/>pital, in January—I served the prisoner on 6th January, with a glass of beer, and he gave me a bad half-crown—I put it in a flask, where we keep half-crowns and florins—I afterwards found it on the top, and my mistress broke it—on 15th January he came again for a glass of ale, and a twopenny cigar—he tendered a bad florin—I took it to my mistress—I taxed him with passing the former coin—he said that he had never been in the house before.</p>
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<lb/>dlesex Hospital—on 15th January I received a counterfeit florin from Miss Whitmore, and saw the prisoner in the shop—on the 6th, the Saturday week previous, I took a bad half-crown out of the glass, and broke it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BALLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 35). I received this florin and half-crown from Mrs. Hornby—I took the prisoner, and found on him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in good silver; the smallest coin was a sixpence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin and half-crown are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I was drawn into it; a man used to come and take me out. Last Monday he came and took me out, and asked me to get myself a glass of ale.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury. James Brannan stated that the prisoner was the fifth victim, within eighteen months, of a man named Newman, tried this day.</hi>—(
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bad money that day—I am sure he was there twice that day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps—she spoke to me and he was given in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You were not there when I asked for the stamps, you were behind, working the telegraph.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I was standing at the counter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>gave it to him to come in for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps—Miss Padmore told me in his presence that he had uttered a bad shilling that morning—I took him to the corner of Victoria Street, but he did not point out the gentle
<lb/>man—I found on him a shilling and threepence.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Do you think for a moment that if I was there in the morning with a bad shilling I should go back in the evening—a gentle
<lb/>man gave me the money and told me to get him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps, and he would give me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was not aware it was bad, or I would not have taken it—I have a witness to prove I was not there in the morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-46" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>. I was getting the dinner when he came, though it was 8.45 o'clock—he sat down and talked—he was not in the habit of coming, but he has been there two or three times—he was last there on the Thursday morning—I remember this particular day because he made a chopping-board for me—I did not look at the clock when he came in, but it was 8.30 when my husband left the room—the prisoner worked at a gas factory—he made me the chopping-board, between 8.45 and 12 o'clock—I cannot tell you the day of the month, but it is four weeks to-morrow—I intended to have gone before the Magistrate, but was too late.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-52" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY SWANN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Cafe Regence, Tichborne Street—on 31st January I served the prisoner with a glass of ale, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered a bad half-crown—I twisted it in a machine and it bent—I told him it was bad—he said he did not know anything about it—he gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I gave him in charge with the half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman CR</hi> 32). I took the prisoner and received this half-crown—he said he had sold a coat, and the man must have given him the half-crown—he was remanded, and discharged—he gave his name Robert King, but I found that it was McCloud, as he gave me his address, and I went there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> McCloud was my mother's name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Prince of Wales, Charlotte Street—on 9th February I saw the prisoner served with a glass of ale by Ellen Bagnall—he gave her a half-crown; she rang it, and I told him it was bad—he said that a gentleman gave it to him for a job be bad done in the City—he went out of the shop, but was stopped by a person named Bollen, and I took him to the station, where he said that a compositor whom he knew, and who worked in the
<hi rend="italic">Telegraph</hi> office, had given it to him—I never lost sight of it till I gave it to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-55" type="surname" value="SAGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-55" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SAGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 63). Turner gave the prisoner into my charge—he said he did not know the half-crown was bad, and that a gentle
<lb/>man connected with the press had given it to him—he produced a half-crown, and said that he was well known at the Telegraph office, but had no home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-56" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he had served in India during the mutiny, also in New Zealand; that he received the half-crowns from a compositor to pay his lodging, and that if he had known they were bad he would not have risked going before the same Magistrate twice.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, the 17th, being appointed as a day of National Thanksgiving for the Recovery of</hi> H.R.H.
<hi rend="italic">the Prince of Wales, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">did not sit.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the papers and post-cards I had in my pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I had some money about me, but it was in my boot—there were three or four compartments in the place, with an entrance on each side—I was in one of the compartments.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 453). About 1.30 in the morning of 17th February, I heard cries of "Police!" from the urinal—I ran across Old Street, and entered the urinal—I saw the prosecutor lying on his back—</p>
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<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 456). I heard cries in the urinal on this morn
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Dowling's Statement before the Magistrate was read as follows</hi>:—"I was going along Old Street, rather late, about 1.30—I went into this urinal—directly I went in, I saw a young man rush out with a scarf round his neck, and this policeman on his back—directly I saw that, I made my way out and this gentleman took hold of me."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-66" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am the widow of George Hughes, and reside at the North Pole, Latimer Road, Notting Hill—he died on 30th January—he was fifty-three on his last birthday—in March 1871, he was proprietor of the North Pole—on 7th March he went with Mr. Barth to the renewal meeting at the Magistrate's—he left home about 9 o'clock in the morning—he was then perfectly well, and in very good health—he had always been a strong and hearty man—he returned home, as far as I can remember, about 8 o'clock in the evening, alone—as he came in at the door I saw him walking lame—he com
<lb/>plained that he had had his knee hurt—he said he had been kicked—he said he had hurt his knee—he went to bed—he got up in the morning, but he was not able to remain up; he went to bed again directly—he was still complaining of his knee—I sent for a doctor next day, the 8th—Dr. Roberts' assistant came—a nurse was also sent for, Harriet Wick, and she remained with him to his death—in January he got worse, and in conse
<lb/>quence of that it was determined to take his leg off—I don't remember the day the operation was performed—he died at the North Pole.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. I am almost sure it was from 8 to 9 o'clock in the evening when he returned—I don't think it was quite so late as 9 o'clock—his clothes were not muddy that I perceived—I don't recollect whether they were or not—I did not perceive that he had been drinking—I was in the bar when he came in—he did not come into the bar, he walked straight into the private parlour—I followed him directly—he was a very stout heavy man—he had been at the North Pole between thirteen and fourteen years—before that he was a barman—he never gave lessons in boxing, while he was in Covent Garden; I am sure of that—I was married to him at that time—I never heard of such at, thing—he was not accus
<lb/>tomed to boxing; I never heard of it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM FROST"/>WILLIAM FROST BARTH</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, and reside at the Rifle Pavilion, Wormwood Scrubbs—in March, 1871, I had known the de
<lb/>ceased for some time—I always thought him a healthy man—I should imagine he weighed something about 12 stone, or I fancy it might be a little more; he was a little stouter than me—on the renewal day, the 7th March, 1871, I went to the North Pole to fetch him, and about 9 o'clock he and I started to go to the renewal meeting—as far as I know he was perfectly sound in health and strength at that time—he walked and talked very well—we went to the meeting, and after it was over we were joined there by Mr. Dixon, and we went from the Vestry Hall, and took the train to Notting Hill Gate station—we got out there, and went down the Notting Hill Road, and went into the Coach and Horses public-house—Mr. Dixon and Mr. Hughes went into the private bar at the further end of the house; I went in also for a minute or two—I saw the defendant there; not at first; he came in afterwards with a Mr. Weston—there were other persons there, but I did not know them—I wanted something substantial to eat, and I had it in the private bar—while I was having it Mr. Hughes was pushed against the parti
<lb/>tion where I stood; he stood opposite to Mr. Fuelling, and I should think it was Mr. Fuelling that pushed him—I did not see him actually pushed—some glass came down from the partition at the time, at the back of me; whether it was glass from the frame or not I don't know—I did not wait to see what happened to Mr. Hughes; I went out at once—previous to the push there had been some conversation about the weight of Mr. Dixon's chain, between Mr. Fuelling, and I believe Weston was talking about it—I saw Fuelling take a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note out of his pocket—there was so much talk that I could scarcely understand what it was for—the conversation was about the weight and value of the chain—after the push given to Mr. Hughes I went into another compartment of the house, and did not see anything more of Mr. Hughes—at the time we went into the Coach and Horses I think he was perfectly sober—we got there between 2 and 3 o'clock—I should say the push was given about twenty minutes after we got there, or it might be a little more.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. I did not notice Mr. Hughes drink after he got there; I was attending to my bread and cheese and glass of ale—before the push I saw Mr. Hughes, with his hands behind him, speak to Fuelling with his face close to Fuelling's face—I don't remember the words—I don't know whether he said it was a d—d piece of impudence for him to take that liberty—his face was put forwards close to Fuelling's face, in this way—I did not see Hughes knock Fuelling down—I did not see any blow given by Hughes—Fuelling is a cripple—I have heard that one of his legs is paralysed—I did not know him before I went there—I saw him at the Police Court, and before the Coroner—he walks as if he has a short leg, with a thick clumped foot or boot; I don't know what term is given for it; I know he has a thick sole to his boot.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear anything said about what a coward a man must be to strike another with such a foot?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was not there at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you went out because there was a dis
<lb/>turbance?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, because there was a row—I don't know that Hughes was rather quarrelsome when he had had a little liquor—I did not know of his being pretty well up in the noble art of self-defence—I never saw or heard anything of it—I never heard of his giving any lessons—I had only known him between three and four years—I left the Coach and Horses</p>
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<p>about 3.30, or from that to 4 o'clock—I left Mr. Hughes and Mr. Dixon there—Fuelling had not gone that I noticed—I don't believe he had.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The partition I speak of is the ordinary public-house par
<lb/>tition; it is one you could look round by jumping on to the counter; it is what they term a circular bar—it is not a corner public-house—besides the private bar there are in front two compartments; it is a large room, parted into three compartments—when I left the private bar I went into the further compartment—the extent of the private bar is about six feet by five—I can't say where the glass came from that fell when the push took place.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-68" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN DIXON</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Swanscomb Place, Hammersmith—I have retired from business—I was a baker at one time—I had known Hughes seven or eight years—he appeared a strong and healthy man—this was the first time I ever knew of his quarrelling—I did not know of his giving boxing lessons—on 7th March I met him by accident, at the Vestry Hall, at Kensington—I accompanied him and Mr. Barth, by train, to the Notting Hill Gate station—he appeared to be quite sober at that time—I don't remember the time we left the Vestry Hall—I think we arrived at Notting Hill a little before 2 o'clock, or about 2—we had not been in any public-house between the time of leaving the Vestry Hall and getting to Notting Hill—when we got out there we went to the Coach and Horses, at Mr. Barth's suggestion—we had taken no refreshment before we got there; we were all quite sober—we all three went into the private bar—I believe the prisoner came in with Weston while we were there—there were three or four persons in the private bar when we went in, but they left—at the time the prisoner and Weston came in I was partaking of 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of cold gin-and-water—Hughes was drinking cold gin and water—I had on the watch chain that I have on now—it might be a quarter of an hour, or twenty or twenty-five minutes after they came in before the prisoner addres
<lb/>sed any observation to me—he was known to me very well—Weston was a stranger to me—Fuelling took up my chain in a jocular sort of way, and said "That is a nice chain, Mr. Dixon; I would not mind giving you 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it"—I believe I said "You very much depreciate the value of my chain, but I do not want to sell it"—I said that in a jocular way—I was not out of temper—I never took it as an insult—Mr. Hughes then said he considered it a d—d insult—Fuelling said "I don't know you; who are you?"—Mr. Hughes said "You don't know me, but (leaning towards Fuelling's face) you know Mr. Harris, do you not?" in that way (
<hi rend="italic">describ
<lb/>ing it</hi>)—I was talking to Weston at the time—I said I had no wish to sell the chain—Fuelling had got some notes in his hand, with some gold in the centre, and a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in his finger—Hughes said to him "You need not be so flash with your money," and then Fuelling pushed Hughes back up against the partition, and up against Mr. Barth—as soon as Hughes recovered himself from the partition, he up with his fist and struck Fuell
<lb/>ing in the mouth, and after that Weston struck Hughes in the right eye—the blow knocked him against the partition; but instead of his coming flat against it he came against the round part of it, which caused him to slide round on his back, and he came right on the ground—I said to Wes
<lb/>ton "All this is quite uncalled for"—some man came from outside the house and picked Mr. Hughes up, and wiped his eye, and I am inclined to think that he sucked his eye, to draw the blood from it; but whether he did or not I don't know; he put his mouth to it—after he got himself a bit together, he came up to Weston and said "You have done this to me,</p>
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<p>young fellow," putting his finger to his eye—Weston said "Why did you strike a cripple, one that could not defend himself," at the same time point
<lb/>ing to Fuelling—after that there were some words going on, and while they were going on Fuelling put his left hand against the stairs, one hand against the partition on the right side, and he struck Mr. Hughes like that with his foot, just above the calf of his leg—he leant on the staircase, and struck his foot out—he struck at him with the flat part of his foot; it seemed to strike with the bottom part of the foot, above his calf, on the right leg, just above here (
<hi rend="italic">pointing</hi>), at the side of the leg, inside the leg, just above the calf—then there was a bit of a skirmish, asking what he meant, and a man came and said if anyone touched Mr. Hughes again he would hit them—after he was kicked Mr. Hughes put his hand down to his knee, and rubbed his knee—he did not say anything then—a Mr. Cook, who was in the other compartment, and who knew me and Hughes, said "Never mind, Hughes, come away," and he took us round to the other compartment—I have seen a high heel to the prisoner's boot; from what I could see of it it would be about three inches—when we got into the other compartment Hughes got up and rubbed his leg—I said "Has he hurt you much?" and he said "Yes, he has caught me on the
<hi rend="italic">funny</hi>-bone"—I don't know how long we were in that compartment, but it was grow
<lb/>ing dusk when I left—Hughes was sober at the time he received the blow, and when we left he was sober, as far as to walking, but he was excited—he complained again of his leg—I asked him if he would have a cab—he said no, he would walk home—I accompanied him as far as the Latimer Road—he limped, and stood every now and then—I left him at the farther end of the Latimer Road, from his house—I can't be positive of the time I left him, it was growing dusk—I left him there, and saw him limping along, and I went back home—he had no tumble in the road while I saw him; he had hold of my hand all the way—he had nothing to drink after he left the Coach and Horses with me—he made no complaint about his knee after Weston had knocked him down—Fuelling, myself, and Wes
<lb/>ton, were in the private bar, and after the occurrence a person came in; I don't know his name, but I see him opposite me now—the landlady was behind the bar, and I think a barmaid—the potman was outside doing something to the lamps, I think; at least, I saw a young man cleaning the lamps, whether he was the potman or not I don't know—I think it would be difficult for anyone but me and Weston to see what was going on, be
<lb/>cause the compartment was so small.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If the potman did come in, it was after Mr. Hughes was knocked down—two men came in when he was picked up—it was after he was knocked down that the push or kick was given—the man who came in and picked him up was not the potman; after he had picked him up he stood at the door—the barmaids serve the whole of the partitions—I saw the landlady and a barmaid, or two; I don't know how many—I don't know the name of Towley; he was not the person who picked Mr. Hughes up, that was Achelor or Atchet—it was when Hughes was putting his face close into Fuelling's face that he pushed him back—he pushed him away from him—that was the time he went against the partition, when the glass fell; and then Hughes, as soon as he recovered himself, struck him; he did not knock him down, he knocked him round against the banisters of the stairs; he held by the banisters, he never went down, I am quite sure of that; he went nearly down; he was only saved from going down by the banisters—</p>
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<p>Weston did not push him up; Fuelling recovered himself, and directly Hughes struck him, Weston struck Hughes—Fuelling's lip was cut open, and bled—the remark about the cripple was not before Weston struck him; it was after—Hughes was a man of 12 or 13 stone weight, a short thick-set man, his height was about 5 feet 5 inches; he twisted round, and fell right full-length on his back, and his hat fell off—I can undertake to say that the push went against his leg; I saw that—I have never said it went against his stomach—it was with his deformed foot that the prisoner struck him—Hughes was pointing to Weston, and saying "You have done this for me, young fellow;" and while he was making use of those words, Fuelling leant one hand against the banisters and struck him—Hughes was standing with his back against the partition and his face to Weston—I did not at first say, before the Magistrate, "He
<hi rend="italic">kind</hi> of pushed the deceased with his foot in the stomach"—I was examined twice at the Police Court; that was read to me, and I had to contradict it, and said I never said such a thing—I swear I never said anything about the stomach, it must have been a misunder
<lb/>standing—I said, before the Coroner, that he struck him on the leg; I believe my words were "He struck his foot out, and caught Mr. Hughes on the leg"—the disturbance lasted a very short time—we left Fuelling standing at the bar when Mr. Cook fetched us away—we remained in the other com
<lb/>partment for sometime—I don't know how long—I was not drinking all the time—Hughes had some gin-and-water, I had some bread and meat—he was very excited, but not tipsy, when we came away; it was the result, of temper, being struck and kicked—he had been drinking; he was not tipsy, he was sober—I don't call a man exactly sober when he has been having a glass of something to drink; he was what I would consider about half and half—I walked with him as far as the Latimer Road, which leads to his home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I was before the Magistrate a second time something was said in the deposition about his stomach; I corrected it directly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-69" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-69" type="surname" value="WICKS"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-69" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET WICKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Franklin Terrace, Latimer Road—I am a professional nurse—I was for eight years regularly employed at St. Mary's Hospital, where Mr. Gascoigne is consulting surgeon—I have had con
<lb/>siderable experience in nursing patients suffering from different complaints—I was called in to take charge of Mr. Hughes, on 9th March, about 8 o'clock in the morning, and remained in constant charge of him till 30th January, when he died—Mrs. Hughes paid me for my services—when I went, on 9th March, I found Mr. Hughes in bed suffering from severe pain of the right knee—there was a bruise, it was black, about 1 1/2 inch long, and about 3 inches wide, there was inflammation extending from the bruise up the leg, towards the thigh, and about 3 inches down the leg—I immediately applied six leeches, to keep down the inflammation—Mr. Roberts' assistant I believe came twice, but I did not see him—he was principally under my care for some little time—Dr. Godfrey was the first doctor that I called in—that was about a week after my attendance—he attended him about three months'—Dr. Gascoigne was called in on several occasions for consultation during the time of Dr. Godfrey's attendance—with the exception of the knee, Mr. Hughes was perfectly well in health—he never complained of anything but the knee—he performed all the natural functions without any difficulty—he could not get in and out of bed, he lay on his back; he could not sit up because of the severe pain it gave him in the knee, he laid on his left side more than the other—his leg was getting worse—there was a</p>
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<p>consultation between the doctors, and an operation was performed, at which I was present.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not sent by Dr. Gascoigne, I was fetched by Mrs. Hughes to nurse her husband—I go out as a nurse and a midwife—he had a black eye, a very bad one, I think it was the right eye; that got better in about a week—Mr. Wilmhurst attended first, then Dr. Godfrey—he gave him up after three months', saying that he could not do any more for him—he, was not examined before the Magistrates or the Coroner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMHURST</hi>. I am a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and live at 79, Lancaster Road, Notting Hill—on 9th March last, I was taking charge of the practice of Dr. Roberts—I was called in on that day to see Mr. Hughes—he was not then in charge of the nurse—I examined his right leg—I found the whole limb swollen and there was an appearance of a dark coloured patch, a little below the right knee on the inner side; it was such a bruise as might have been caused by a kick with a boot, or by any external violence—the skin was somewhat reddened, and there was a feverish state of the system—the pulse was more frequent than was natural to a man of that age in health, and more feeble—with the exception of that condition, he appeared to be a man of good health—I saw him again on the 10th—he was better—I did not attend him after that—the position of the bruise was not such as would be caused by a man falling on his back—there were decided symptoms of inflammation—no excoriation of the skin, simply a dark bruised appearance.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a swelling from the foot to the thigh; it was swollen considerably all the way up, about one-third up the whole limb was swollen; that was sympathetic from the bruise—it would not result from a twisting of the muscles; it could not result from slipping down on his knees; it would not result from concussion; it must have been a direct blow of some hard substance—supposing he was twisted round the corner of a partition, and in tumbling the sharp angle of the partition came in contact with the under part of the knee, that would produce what I saw if it came exactly on that spot, that would be a direct blow—I don't recal the black eye.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-70" type="surname" value="GASCOIGNE"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-70" type="given" value="GEORGE GREEN"/>GEORGE GREEN GASCOIGNE</persName> </hi>. I am a M. R. C. S., and one of the surgeons of St. Mary's Hospital; I also practice at 48, Queen Ann Street, Cavendish Square—I have been 20 years in the profession—I was called in to see the deceased on 18th May, 1871, by the friends, to meet Dr. Godfrey in consultation—I found the right leg very much swollen from the foot to the centre of the thigh—I was told that he had met with an injury, and I had no reason to doubt it—the injury was quite consistent with a kick having been given him in the leg—there was no appearance of scrofula about him; he appeared to be a very healthy man—I heard the nurse's evidence—if the man had been struck there, I have no doubt there would be a bruise at the date the nurse spoke of—the swelling I saw from the foot up to the thigh is consistent with that—after the injury, inflammation set in, which travelled along the leg, both upwards and downwards, and went on to the formation of pus and abscesses—the first time I saw him there was a considerable collection of pus in the leg—I made several incisions, and evacuated half a pint of matter; that showed that the injury must have taken place some little time, or he could not have been in such a condition—if everything had gone on most favourably, it was certain to go on for some time, the man must have been kept in bed a considerable time to recover</p>
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<p>from the amount of inflammatory mischief—I made a close and accurate examination of the knee and knee-cap, and all the locality; there was no external bruise at that time—I saw him again on 4th July, he was then in a much worse condition—I saw him again on 22nd August, he was a little better then; that is, his general health was a little better; the limb was not—I saw him again on 2nd September; his health had much improved, but the limb had not—I saw him on 7th October; his health was better, but the limb not any better—his general health was extremely good after my second visit—after 7th October I did not see him again till 9th January, when I was called in; I then found that acute in
<lb/>flammation of the knee joint had set in, and that amputation was the only chance of life—I communicated that fact to him—on my previous visits, the inflammation had not reached the joint itself—the appearances I saw on my first visit were not consistent with the disease having originated from natural causes—I performed the operation on 14th January—the leg was taken off about the lower third of the thigh—I afterwards carefully examined the limb that I had taken off—I found the knee joint in a state of extreme inflammation; the cartilages and internal structures of the joint were dis
<lb/>organised and softened; the cavity had given way, and allowed the exit of tissues round, so that the matter was burrowing up the thigh—all the appear
<lb/>ances I found were consistent with the injury having been given in the way described in March, 1871—there had been no interim, if I may say so; the symptoms were all consecutive; he had never recovered from the original injury—I confidently expected him to get better after the amputation—he rallied extremely well from the operation—I saw him that same evening, and several times afterwards, and he was making steady progress—the stump had almost healed, and, I believe, would have healed, if the ligatures had come away; I mean the strings placed on the artery to restrain the bleed
<lb/>ing—they will not separate after a given period, but if they had separated, I believe the wound would have completely closed in a fortnight after the amputation—the operation was performed under chloroform—on 27th January, hearing that the bleeding had recommenced, I went to see him—I found that he had lost a quantity of blood, and was somewhat faint—on the 29th, a second attack of bleeding took place, and I opened the stump, and secured the bleeding vessel; he then turned over, and went to sleep—he died within two or three hours of the time I left him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was on the morning of the 30th—I did not make any second operation, I merely opened the stump with my finger; I did not cut it—I did not see that the bed was full of blood on the 27th—they told me that he had lost a good deal of blood, but they had taken it away before I came—I consulted with the other medical man in attendance as to what was best to be done, and we thought it was better to give him a chance of recovering from the temporary hemcerrhage—we plugged the stump with wool, and placed bandages on it, so that there was no chance whatever of the return of bleeding till we should see him again—I saw him the next day, the 28th—we did not attempt to secure the artery till the 29th, except by the plugging—hemcerrhage was the immediate cause of death—the hemcerrhage occurred from the same vessel where the operation was performed—the artery was tied up at the original operation—I must have tied it Originally—one or more of the ligatures had separated—I believe it was tied securely—the ligatures ought to separate—at the time of an operation the bleeding vessels are secured with ligatures, and in the course</p>
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<p>of time natural process separates them—they must come away before the wound can entirely heal—about a week before the man's death one of those ligatures separated, apparently at the proper period, six or seven days after the operation—from that ligature bleeding set in, whether from that vessel the ligature had come I could only form an opinion, but I believe it was from that—if that artery had been properly tied up I should not have expected the hemcerrhage to occur so long afterwards, unless there was some reason for it—I think the reason was some deep-seated ulceration in the stump—it is not possible for an artery of that size to escape observation in tying up—it might do so, but then it would bleed early, in a day or two—Mr. Roberts was with me at the time of the operation—there was no
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination of the body; simply of the limb after its removal—the damaged cartilage which I found on cutting open the knee would be the result of inflammation—in my opinion that was the extension of the inflamma
<lb/>tion which followed the original injury—I could only form an opinion of what the original injury was from what I heard—I was told it was a blow on the leg—the cellular tissue immediately below the integuments first took on inflammation—that would be caused by an injury—I don't think it was the knee joint that was originally injured—it was the cellular tissue, below the integuments of the leg—that part suffered immediately on the receipt of the injury—acute inflammation was established in that, and it spread down the leg and up the leg—that is a very important part of the limb, a part that is peculiarly liable to take on inflammation—the particular part that was injured was the upper and inner part of the shin bone, immediately below the knee—that is a very delicate part—I was told that was the part that was injured, and I have no reason to doubt it—there was nothing to be seen there when I saw him, except general swellings-supposing that to be the part injured, the cellular tissue would carry on the inflammation into the knee—that would not always be the case—it would very often depend on the state of the part—possibly a very stout man might be more subject to the inflammation than another, but not necessarily so—if he had been a drinking man it would be more likely.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> As far as I was able to judge, there was no trace of any previous disease—all the appearances I saw in May and in January were consistent with an injury done to the knee in the spot I have described, without any subsequent injury—the inflammation of the cellular tissue extended quite up to the body—I could not trace the particular spot where the injury had been inflicted, because of the inflammation; it was so general—the term "
<hi rend="italic">funny</hi>-bone" is merely a popular expression to indicate a nerv
<lb/>ous sensation to a particular bone—it is simply a shock to the nerve, appli
<lb/>cable to any part, but more usually applied to the elbow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-71" type="given" value="RICHARD HENRY BRISTOW"/>RICHARD HENRY BRISTOW MCMULLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 8, Westbourne Grove, Bayswater—on 9th June, 1871, I was called in to see Mr. Hughes. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to ask the witness whether Mr. Hughes gave him certain instructions.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to the question, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">decided that it could not be put</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-72" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PORTER</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a retired policeman, proved the service of a subpcena on Dr. Godfrey, yesterday morning.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The following Witnesses were called for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-73" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-73" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA JEWELL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Jewell, the landlord of the Hoop and Grapes, Cable street—m March last I was head barmaid at the Coach and Horses, Notting Hill Gate—I know Mr. Fuelling as a customer,</p>
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<p>and as a respectable tradesman, carrying on business in the neighbourhood—on the licensing day for Kensington division, Hughes and Dixon came into the private bar, about 2 o'clock, with Mr. Barth—I noticed that Hughes had been drinking, and he was rather quarrelsome, but not till after Fuel
<lb/>ling came in, which was, I think, at 2.20 or 2.30—Mr. Weston was with Fuelling—I heard something about a chain, but I cannot say what—a gentleman came in, and sat on the stairs, but I do not know his name—that is him (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Townley</hi>)—Hughes said "Is this the d—d German who has got all the money?" referring to Mr. Fuelling—there was then some little altercation, but I do not know what it was, and Mr. Hughes butted his head down in Fuelling's face, with his hat on, and Fuelling said "I don't know you, don't take that liberty again," or some such words, and Hughes struck Fuelling a blow in the mouth, and knocked him down the stairs—I tried to prevent his striking him, by catching hold of his arm—he prevented himself from falling by catching hold of the banisters—I saw Hughes and Weston fall together—Hughes fell round the side of the par
<lb/>tition, and then he was out of my sight—the potman, Davey, picked him up—he then went from that compartment into the next, with Mr. Dixon and several others, who came in, hearing a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—Hughes pointed to him, and said "You
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> that, young man"—they tried to make it up after that—I am sure the defendant did not raise his foot and strike the deceased, because Mr. Watson got in between—if he had done so I must have seen it—I was standing there to keep them quiet—if he had raised himself against the banisters, and raised his foot, I must have seen it—Dixon left the next compartment before Mr. Hughes—Mr. Hughes left about 7 o'clock, with two or three rough men, who were hanging about the house—he was then quite tipsy—during the whole time the deceased was there he made no complaint whatever about any injury to his leg—he continued in the compartment next to the private bar up to the time he left—I serve there, and I was serving him—I had no conversation with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did you serve him with?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Gin-and-water—I can
<lb/>not say the quantity, but he had a quantity before he left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say that he was drunk when he came in—I said that he had been drinking—he was a little the worse for liquor when he came in—the landlord served him first, and I served him afterwards—he conducted himself properly until Mr. Fuelling came in, and then he began to quarrel with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How much gin-and-water, cold or hot, would you swear you served him with?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> cannot swear, but either four or five glasses; it may be more; it may be less—I will swear I served him with more than two—I have been married since then—my attention was first called back to 7th March, when Mr. Fuelling was taken—that was after 30th January, and then I told what I knew—customers had very often come in and said that Mr. Hughes was ill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was serving behind the bar with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Miss Evans, the under-barmaid—she came to me and talked to me—she came there while there was nothing doing—the bar is all in one—we had no cus
<lb/>tomers in the other part of the bar at that time; it was a quiet time of day—I am sure there was no kick.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you stay in the inner bar all the time Hughes was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he went out of the private compartment—the bar is all one, but it</p>
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<p>is parted off by partitions, the inner bar is part of the bar—I was in the inner bar all the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Where I was is represented by this piece of wood in front of me—there is a division here and then there is another bar—I being behind, can be seen by all—I did not leave the bar before Mr. Hughes did—I pledge my oath that I saw all that took place from the time Mr. Weston struck him—I swear that there was no kicking or pushing by his leg—he was taken into the other bar about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes after he was helped up by the potman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-74" type="surname" value="TOWNLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TOWNLEY</persName> </hi>. I am traveller and collector at the Pimlico Wheel Works, 34, Denvil Street, Pimlico—on the day of the Kensington meet
<lb/>ing I was at the Coach and Horses, in the private bar, and saw Mr. Fuelling and the deceased, and Weston and Dixon—they were all strangers to me except Fuelling, who I have known some years—when I went in there was an altercation about a 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. dishonoured cheque—I saw Hughes strike him, and Weston knocked Hughes down, and fell over him, at the corner of the partition—I did not stop long, but the deceased went up to Weston and said "Look here, young man, you have done this," pointing to his eye—Fuelling was there, leaning on the banisters—he did not push his foot out against Hughes in my presence; if he had I must have seen it—I was sitting on the stain at the time—it did not take place in my presence—the prisoner's leg is damaged in some way; paralysed, I think.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How was he leaning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Like this, with his foot so—Hughes struck him right in the face, and then Fuelling pushed him away, and then a young gentleman, named Weston, went up and struck the deceased, and knocked him down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he picked up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By somebody who came in out of the street, and then he pointed to his eye and said "You have done this, young fellow"—I was sitting on the stairs with a glass of ale—I believe Fuelling's leg is paralysed—he has been a cripple for many years.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner here exhibited his paralysed leg, and the peculiar boot adapted to lengthen it, which was taken off and shown to the Jury.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Fuelling many years, but not on visit
<lb/>ing terms—I have been in the habit of meeting him in that public-house—I went out a few minutes after Hughes was knocked down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-75" type="surname" value="DAVEY"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-75" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Coach and Horses—I saw Hughes, Fuelling, and Weston, and saw Weston knock Hughes down—I picked him up, and a man named Fletcher opened the door, and said "You won't come in here," and Hatcher took Hughes, and sucked his eye—he only took him outside, between the two doors, and he gave Hatcher some money, and he came inside, and wanted to shake hands with Fuelling, and he said "You have done this, young man," pointing to Weston—I was standing at the same bar, close against Fuelling, and could see him—he did not raise his foot and kick him, or push him; he could not reach him—Mr. Hughes was here, as far as that gentleman is away (
<hi rend="italic">pointing</hi>)—he pushed him away first; but after he was knocked down, he never went near him at all—I remained till Mr. Hughes went away, because master was out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first time I made the statement I have made to-day was after I heard that Fuelling had been charged—the size of the bar is 5 feet by 6 feet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-76" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-76" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH EVANS</persName> </hi>. I was barmaid at the Coach and Horses last March—I was in the bar when Hughes came in—he was not perfectly sober—he left</p>
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<p>about 7 o'clock, with some rough men who stood in the next compartment; he was then very much intoxicated—I did not hear him complain of any injury to his leg—I did not see Dixon leave, nor did I see him with Hughes when I saw him leave—I saw Hughes strike Fuelling, but I was called away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-77" type="surname" value="WESTON"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-77" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am a cowkeeper, of Acton—I went with Fuelling to the Coach and Horses—Hughes struck Fuelling, and I struck him, and knocked him down—we both fell together—a man from the outside picked him up—he stood there a few minutes, and then went round into the other bar—during those few minutes, Fuelling did not use his foot, or kick him in any way—Hughes was not near enough to be kicked by him—I was by the side of Hughes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not kick him, nor did anybody else—he was not kicked there—I was in the place upwards of an hour—I did not strike the deceased on the mouth; I gave him a blow on the eye after he said he would serve me the same—he had not touched me, but he was ready—I had noticed that he was the worse for liquor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You saw him strike a cripple, and you took the crip
<lb/>ple's part?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-78" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-78" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN DIXON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). Fuelling struck his foot out in that direction (
<hi rend="italic">putting the, sole of the boot flat against the crown of a hat</hi>) with the bottom of his foot—it was not with the toe, but the bottom; that would, should think, bring the deep part of the heel in contact with the leg, if he struck him.</p>
<p>
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<p>240.
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-241-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-84" type="surname" value="BENSON"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-84" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN BENSON</persName> </hi>. I am a shirt-maker, of 36, Milton Street—Schofield worked at my house as a carpenter, in November, December, and January—he had access to my stock—Hewell on several occasions brought him his tea—these six petticoats (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are mine, and were taken from my stock; they are worth about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-85" type="surname" value="BETHEL"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-85" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BETHEL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Lambert, of Old Street, a pawnbroker—I produce these six petticoats; two were pledged by the female prisoner on 28th November for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., one on the 29th for half-a-crown, a gown and a shirt on the 5th December, a petticoat on 5th January for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and another in January for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—five of the petticoats were pledged by Hewell, and one by Schofield.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hewell.</hi> Yes; I pledged them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-86" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi>). On Friday, 2nd February, Hewell came to the Old Street Station, and said that she wished Schofield to be appre
<lb/>hended for stealing some lead piping from Mr. Bond, of the Green Gate, public-house—I found that to be false, and then she said that there were some things that he had stolen from Mr. Benson's, and gave me these tickets;</p>
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<p>she said she had received them and pledged them—I let her go, and kept the duplicates; she was drunk—I afterwards went to 6, King Street, Bath Street, where they lived, and took Schofield—he said that it was all through that drunken beast of a woman that he had done it, and he was glad it had come to that, and that he took the goods for her to wear; she heard that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-87" type="surname" value="ALLDAY"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLDAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi>). I went with Miller to King Street; I told Hewell I should take her in custody on the same charge—on the way to the Station she said "We have had a quarrel; I am very sorry for what I have said and done"—I found on her five other duplicates not relating to this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hewell's Defence.</hi> These things were brought home for his children, not for me, and I had to cut them out; I said that I could not do it, and he said, "You must do the best you can with them." I did not consider I was receiving them as stolen goods, or I should not have pledged them.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>242.
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-90" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18720226-242-offence-1 t18720226-name-90"/>John Muller</persName> and others, in a vessel in a basin communicating with the port of London.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to stealing</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">lbs. of the tobacco.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. DAVIES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-91" type="surname" value="CHAMPION"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-91" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CHAMPION</persName> </hi>. I am captain of the ship
<hi rend="italic">New World</hi>, from New York to London—I received at New York fifty cases of a peculiar kind of tobacco—the
<hi rend="italic">Constantine</hi> was lying alongside of us at Shadwell basin, and I saw the prisoners on board her—I saw this piece of one of the cases (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) at the Tide Surveyor's Office, on Tuesday, 13th February—the marks on it exactly correspond with those or the other forty-nine cases—none were missed, to my knowledge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-92" type="surname" value="FRENCH"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-92" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Grinell & Co., ship brokers—Messrs. Muller & Co. consigned to us fifty cases of tobacco, but only forty-nine were cleared—the weight of each case was 118lbs., and the value, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., according to the invoice—this piece of wood corresponds with the other forty-nine cases—I have seen the tobacco found in the prisoners' pockets, berths, and beds; it corresponds, to the best of my belief, with that in the forty-nine cases—it is cavendish.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-93" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COLLINS</persName> </hi> I am an officer of Customs—I cleared the
<hi rend="italic">Constantine</hi> on 9th February—no tobacco was left in her—White was stopped by a dock constable, and handed over to me, on 13th February, about 6 p.m.—I found on him 5lbs. of cavendish tobacco—I asked him where he got it? he said he brought it from New York—I had seen both prisoners working on board the
<hi rend="italic">Constantine</hi>—I found in Monaghan's berth 26lbs. of tobacco, in the middle of a bag of clothes—after I took him in custody, I asked him if he knew anything about the tobacco, or whose bag it was—he said that it was his bag, but he knew nothing of how the tobacco came in it—I found in White's berth 24lbs. of tobacco also, in a bag of clothes—I also found 18lbs. of the same sort of tobacco in a berth in an unoccupied bed—Simpson, who was also taken in custody, was the only man who was present when I searched—I found nothing in his berth or bag, and he was discharged—I found this piece of a box on the forecastle of the
<hi rend="italic">Constantine</hi>, about 3 feet from White's berth.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-94" type="surname" value="ELWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ELWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am an examining officer of the Customs—I found 7lbs. of cavendish tobacco in the stuffing of three beds, two of which had</p>
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<p>been occupied by the prisoners—there were only three beds in the forecastle; the mate pointed out two of them as the prisoners' beds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-95" type="surname" value="SHANNON"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHANNON</persName> </hi>. I am the mate of the
<hi rend="italic">New World</hi>—fifty cases of tobacco of a peculiar kind were received on board at New York—I saw the cases loaded at the London Docks, and one was missing—this piece of case corre
<lb/>sponds with the other cases—the ships were lying alongside of each other, and the ports were open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Monaghan's Defence.</hi> On Saturday I went ashore, and put the clothes out of my bag. On Sunday, three of us went ashore again, and did not come on board again till Monday morning. I know no more about it than a child unborn.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MONAGHAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-242-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18720226-242-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18720226-242-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-242-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18720226-242-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-242-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-242-18720226 t18720226-242-punishment-14"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three Months' Im
<lb/>prisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH LARNEY</hi> (19)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-243-18720226" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-243-18720226" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def2-243-18720226" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ISRAEL MORRIS</hi> (13)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def3-243-18720226" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES McCARTHY</hi> (12)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18720226-243-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-243-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a purse, and 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-99" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-99" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-99" type="given" value="JEANETTE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18720226-243-offence-1 t18720226-name-99"/>Jeanette Scott</persName>, from her person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-100" type="surname" value="LYTHEL"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-100" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LYTHEL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 169). On Thursday morning, 15th February, I was with Downes, in Threadneedle Street, and saw the prisoners—I knew them, and we watched them—they went into the crowd, and Morris and McCarthy pushed against the crowd at the Stereoscopic Com
<lb/>pany's window—Larney was pushing about in a very mysterious manner, and then they followed a lady who was carrying a reticule—I saw Morris with his right hand under his left arm, and as soon as he went from her side, I saw her reticule hanging open, and I spoke to her—we followed them from about 11.18 till 1 o'clock, and saw Morris make several attempts to pick ladies' pockets, and to open several reticules—McCarthy was always behind Morris, at the back of the ladies, and Larney was either in front of them, so as to impede their progress, or standing on the kerb-stone—we followed them to Princes Street—two ladies were waiting by the Bank of England for an omnibus—Morris and McCarthy pushed themselves in front of the ladies, and Larney stood on the kerb-stone, watching for the police—we were in plain clothes—Morris put his hand behind him, and one of the ladies observed him and moved away—I then saw that the lady's reticule was open—she fastened it up again—an omnibus came up, and stopped; and as soon as the ladies moved towards it, the three prisoners pushed them selves in front of them—Morris put his right hand under his left arm, and as soon as they got past the ladies, they all ran separately into Threadneedle Street—we pursued them through several streets into Lombard Street, where I saw Morris apparently looking at something in his hand—I saw him give something to Larney—he then put something into his left-hand trowsers pocket—they ran into Gracechurch Street, where we got assistance, took the three into custody, and searched them on the spot—I found in Morris's left-hand trowsers pocket 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, also this purse—we took them to the Station—I had seen them all three together more than once before—the lady's name is Scott.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-101" type="surname" value="DOWNES"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-101" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DOWNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 102). I was with Lythel, and observed all that he has stated—I searched Larney on the spot, and found in his right
<lb/>hand trowsers pocket two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and in his left-hand trowsers pocket 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said "What do you want me for?"—I said "For stealing these from a lady"—he said "It is wrong; I have only left nay barrow a quarter of an hour ago, and Morris came to me, gave me these papers, and asked me to</p>
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<p>read them, and I put them into my pocket"—I said "I know different to that, and you will have to go to the Station with me"—I have seen Larney with the others before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-102" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-102" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-102" type="given" value="JEANETTE"/>JEANETTE SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 153, Albany Road, Camber
<lb/>well—on 15th February I was waiting for an omnibus in Princes Street—I had a reticule, which contained two purses, one of which contained two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, and some odd silver—this is the purse produced—I missed it directly I got into the omnibus—I did not see the prisoners—I had just received the notes at the Bank—they knew the numbers there, and I stopped them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Larney's Defence.</hi> I met a young
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi>, and asked him to mind my barrow. He asked me if I could read the notes? I said "Yes," and put them in my pocket. When the constable carne up, I told him I did not know what it was for.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Morris's Defence.</hi> I was walking down the off-side and met Larney, who said "Are these notes." I said "Yes."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">McCarthy's Defence.</hi> I do not know anything about the purse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-243-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LARNEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with, having been convicted at Clerkenwell, in March</hi> 1871,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>†*—
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS</hi>*—
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<interp inst="t18720226-243-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-243-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-243-18720226 t18720226-243-punishment-16"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MCCARTHY</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18720226-243-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18720226-243-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-243-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-243-18720226 t18720226-243-punishment-17"/>Two Months' Imprisonment</rs> and
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<interp inst="t18720226-243-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-243-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="otherInstitution"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-243-18720226 t18720226-243-punishment-18"/>Three Years' in a Reformatory</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>244.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ODELL</hi> (34)</persName>
<rs id="t18720226-244-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18720226-244-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-244-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, Stealing one cart one gelding, one umbrella, and other articles of
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-105" type="surname" value="DAY"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-105" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18720226-244-offence-1 t18720226-name-105"/>Richard Day</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-106" type="surname" value="DAY"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-106" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DAY</persName> </hi>. I live at Perry Hill, Catford Bridge, Kent—on 9th February I was driving a horse and cart in Holborn—I saw Joyce, and pulled up and asked if he could direct me to Carter's seed warehouse; he said it was about 500 yards lower down; I thanked him and drove on at rather a sharp speed, but when I got to Carter's I found Joyce Standing outside—he asked me if he might mind the horse or trap—I assented and went into Carter's and bought a quantity of seed, which I put into the trap—I told Joyce not to leave the horse's head while I went across the road and made another purchase—I was absent three minutes at the outside, and when I came back the horse and trap were gone—I value them at 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I went into Carter's and asked them something and then went to Bow Street—next night at 10 o'clock, I gained Information, and at 3 o'clock on Sunday morn
<lb/>ing I recovered the trap—after going to Bow Street and giving information, I went back to Carter's and saw Joyce there; I asked him what he had done with my horse and trap; he said he thought something was wrong—I said "Yes, I think something is wrong"; he said "A little boy came tome and told me the gentleman who entrusted me with the horse and trap had directed him to tell me to drive it round the corner of Little Queen Street; I said 'Yes,' and when I got there I met another man dressed in a mackintosh, and cloth clothes and a
<hi rend="italic">billycock</hi> hat; he jumped into the trap and handed me three-pence; I said 'You are not the man who gave me the horse and trap to mind;' he said 'No; it is all right; I am a friend of the man'—he was requested by the detective to come to Bow Street, where I was advised to charge him with stealing, which I did—besides the seed there were a quantity of potatoes in the cart—I received Information, and next night about 10 o'clock, I went into Parliament Street—I remained there till 2.30, or 2.45 on Sunday morning, and saw Odell and another man driving the horse and cart up Parliament Street—they pulled up outside Scotland Yard Police Station, got down, and gave the horse some Savoy plants—</p>
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<p>they had a cup of coffee at a coffee-stall; I went up to them and said "Halloa, old boy, a nice night"—Odell said "Yes it is, I am going to drive to Kingston"—I left them drinking the coffee, went to Scotland Yard, got a constable, and when I returned one had gone, but I charged Odell—he said "All right, old boy; all right"—with the exception of the whip and the ring, all the property I had left in the cart had disappeared.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Joyce. Q.</hi> When you came back to the seed warehouse, I told you that this prisoner, Odell, sent the little boy for me to say that I was to bring the horse and cart to Queen Street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—you also said that he represented himself as a friend of mine, and that you were taken off your guard, also that you had been home and related the circumstance there, and as you thought something was wrong, went back to the seed shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-107" type="surname" value="ARNOLD"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ARNOLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 484). On 11th February, about 2 a.m., the prosecutor called me out of Scotland Yard Office, and gave Odell in charge for stealing a horse and trap—I told him the Charge; he took no notice—I asked Mr. Day to go to the office to get somebody to take charge of the trap, and during that time Odell endeavoured to back the horse twice—on the way to the Station he attempted to get something out of his trowsers' pocket, which I found was a purse containing money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-108" type="surname" value="HINES"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-108" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP HINES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E</hi>). On the night of 9th February, I went with Mr. Day to Carter's shop in Holborn, and saw Joyce there—I asked him where the horse and cart were—he said he did not know—I asked him how he came to give it up to a strange man—he said "A little boy came to me, and told me a gentleman wanted it at the corner of Queen Street"—I said "a man like you ought to know better"—when I got him out I said "Do you think you would know the boy again if you saw him?"—he said "I think so"—I took him into Little Turnstile, and he said "Well, I do not know whether it was a little boy or a little girl"—I said "That seems a strange thing"—I took him through New Turnstile, where thirty or forty children were playing, but he could not pick one out—as we came along Great Queen Street, he said "Well, this is rather a serious Job for me, how do you think I shall get on?"—I said "I can't say; what did the man say?"—he said "He told me to meet him in Parliament Street, near the hospital"—I said "Did you go there?"—he said "Yes"—I said "Was he there when you got there?"—he said "No, he was gone"—I took him to the Station—on 12th February, I went to 3, Theobald's Road, where Odell's mother lodged—she took me into her room, and gave me the rug, a sponge, and a bag of potatoes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-109" type="surname" value="DAY"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-109" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These are my property, and were safe in the cart.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Joyce's Defence.</hi> I asked the gentleman if I might hold the horse, and he then went into the seed shop; he then went away, and a little boy came and told me to take the cart up the turning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Odell's Defence.</hi> I met a man, who asked me to have a ride in his cart; he took me through Seven Dials, where he took out some of the things; we then went up Oxford Street, and on the Watford Road; we then returned. In the afternoon he told me I could have the rug and potatoes, and I said "Go to Theobald's Road, and leave them there." We went along High Holborn, and right by the shop, which I should not have done had I thought I was doing anything wrong.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Odell received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOYCE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18720226-244-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18720226-244-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-244-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-245-18720226 t18720226-245-punishment-21"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Ser
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I have been in service eighteen years.
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I said I was very sorry; I did not know it was bad.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, she did say so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps—I went inside, and it was found to be a bad one—I went and opened the cab door, and told the lady to come inside, and she told the lady at the post-office that she was not aware it was a bad one—the man who hailed me was a tall man, rather dark, with a moustache and whiskers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I got out of the cab directly I went into the shop. I did not know the half-sovereign was bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FRITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 14). I produce a half-sovereign given to me by Miss Fricker—the prisoner was given into my custody, and she said she was a prostitute, and some gentleman had given it to her—I took her to the Station—some man came and said "What is the matter?"—I told him she was given into custody for passing a bad half-sovereign—I have seen him in the prisoner's Company—he was a tall dark man, with a moustache.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad Shilling and a bad half-sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> The man gave it to me; he never saw me before. I am very sorry.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-133" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-133" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN PURCHASE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Purchase. and live at 1, Crown Street, Soho—the prisoner came in with a man for a pot of beer on 13th February—I had known her before as a customer—she gave me a florin, I gave her the change, and put the florin in the till—there was no other florin there—the man and someone else came in and drank with her, and then left—about an hour after, my husband cleared the till, and took out a bad florin—I had taken no other florin between that time and the time the till was cleared—I put it on the mantelpiece by itself—on 15th February, the prisoner came in again with a woman—I recognised her directly—she asked for a half-quartern of gin and a half-quartern of rum, which came to 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she tendered a bad half-crown in payment—I told her directly that it was bad, and I also told her she had been in on the 13th—she seemed very much confused and said "You know me"—I said "Yes you gave me a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece on the 13th"—I said "It is fortunate there is no one here," and she went out—I gave information and she was locked up—I gave the half-crown and florin to the policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I only gave her the half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-134" type="surname" value="PURCHASE"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-134" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PURCHASE</persName> </hi>. On 13th February, I took a bad florin out of my till—I showed it to my wife, and put it on one side—on 15th February my wife showed me a bad half-crown, and afterwards both the coins were given to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-135" type="given" value="FREDERICK ADOLPHUS"/>FREDERICK ADOLPHUS FRANCE</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, at 23, Crown Street, Soho—one day in February, the prisoner came, and purchased goods to the amount of 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad half-crown—I said it was a duffer—she said her husband had just been paid his wages, and that was a portion of it—she went out of the shop leaving the goods behind her—I gave her the half-crown back—she never returned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-136" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WELLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 10). In consequence of Information, I took the prisoner into custody on 20th February—I charged her with passing a counterfeit half-crown on the 13th—she first denied it, and afterwards she said "I admit passing the half-crown, but a gentleman gave it to me, and I don't see why I should go for anyone else"—I produce the florin and half-crown, which I received from Purchase.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two coins are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-140" type="surname" value="BARTER"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-140" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BARTER</persName> </hi>. I am an engraver and smith—on 2nd February, I left my place of business in Glasshouse Street, about 5 o'clock in the evening, to go home—I saw the prisoner Standing in an opening of the name of Butler's Buildings—directly I got opposite to him he snatched my chain—I ran after him, but I did not catch him—I went directly to the police-station, and gave information of my loss—I saw the prisoner again about 11 o'clock that night, at the police-Station in Leman Street—I picked him out from seven others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I saw the man standing first, he was about six yards from me—he had a
<hi rend="italic">billycock</hi> hat on—he seized the chain and ran away—I ran after him through the back alleys—it was at East Smithfield, near St. Katherine's Dock, about 5.7—the seven men that I saw had differ
<lb/>ent hats on—they all had hats on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I recognised the prisoner directly with the greatest ease.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEVENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer H</hi>). I received information from the prosecutor about 5.30 on the evening of 2nd February, and apprehended the prisoner in the Commercial Road—he swore he would not go, and struggled very violently—I got the assistance of another constable, and took him to the Station—I saw him picked out of seven other men by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was not the only man with a hat on—there were others with hats similar to his, and some with caps.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-142" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FOSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer H</hi>). I was with the last witness when he apprehended the prisoner—I was at the Station when the prosecutor came and complained of the loss, and in consequence of his description I went to look for the prisoner, with Stevens—he was with another man in Commercial Road—I saw the prisoner struggling with Stevens, and I released the man I had hold of and assisted Stevens to take him into custody—I then fetched the prosecutor and he identified him without difficulty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took hold of the second man because I knew him as well as the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-254-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in June</hi>, 1866,
<hi rend="italic">at Newington—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-254-18720226 t18720226-254-punishment-30"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SWAIN</hi> (19)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-145" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-145" type="surname" value="FLEXLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-145" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE FLEXLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Flexley, and live at 20, Wimburne Street, New North Road—on Sunday morning, February 4th, I was in King Street, returning home from my employment, which is a</p>
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<p>dresser at Astley's Theatre—I had a parcel with me containing six petti
<lb/>coats, one towel, a piece of lace, and wrapper—I saw the prisoner on the other side of the road—he crossed and struck me a violent blow on the left side of the head, knocking me down—he tried to take my parcel from me—I held it—he kicked me in the left side and succeeded in getting it from me—he ran away—someone passing helped me from the ground, and I fol
<lb/>lowed the prisoner through Queen Street, into Percy Street and into Little Northampton Street—he was caught and given into custody in Percival Street—I went on to the Station and made the charge—a gentleman picked my parcel up and came with me to the Station—there were three men walking together, and the prisoner deliberately crossed the road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never touched the woman. The prisoner is here who struck the woman; he is in No. 2 E; Frederick Hodson is his name. (
<hi rend="italic">He was sent for</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am quite positive this is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-146" type="surname" value="GRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-146" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GRAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Clerkenwell Green—I was in King Street on the 4th of February a little after 1 o'clock—I saw the prosecutrix there, and the prisoner with two others—as soon as she got to the last turning in King Street, he crossed the road and knocked her down—I am certain he is the man—he picked up the bundle, ran away, and I followed him into Queen Street and Little Northampton Street, where he throw the bundle away—I ran after him till he got to the end of Northampton Street, and then the constable took him—I did not lose sight of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is false. I believe he was one of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-147" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-147" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, Queen Street, Percival Street—on 4th February I heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I was going indoors, between 1 and 2 o'clock—the prisoner rushed past the door, with this parcel—I saw him throw it away—I picked it up and followed him till he got to the bottom of Queen Street into Percival Street—I saw him taken into custody—we all came in collision together—I never lost sight of him till he was taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 38). I was on duty in Percival Street, and saw the prisoner running—I stopped him and took him to the Station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate;</hi> "I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and saw people running, and I ran to see what it was. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK HODSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was here brought up and stood by the side of the prisoner.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-149" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-149" type="surname" value="FLEXLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-149" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE FLEXLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). The first prisoner is the man that did it—I am sure of him—I never saw either of them before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-150" type="surname" value="GRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-150" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GRAY</persName> </hi> (
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-151" type="surname" value="ALLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-151" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ALLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). That is the man I saw throw away the bundle—the man he has called is not the man.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18720226-256-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-154" type="witnessName">
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<p>prisoner's husband was there—they both struck the prosecutor, and knocked him down; a young man picked him up—I pulled him indoors as soon as I had the opportunity—I examined his arm—I pulled up the sleeve of his shirt—as I washed the wound, a piece of the flesh came off in the basin—the prisoner was given in charge next morning.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She never saw me with a knife. I did not wound him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-155" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BRUSH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Brush, and live in Birmingham Street—on this night I was at my window, and saw the prisoner run into her mother's—the man ran out with his wife, and that woman and her husband
<hi rend="italic">punched</hi> into the prosecutor—I came down stairs, and said "What a shame!" I picked him up, and said "Oh! sir, you are bleeding"—I saw blood on his shirt—he said "That b—stabbed me, indoors, with a knife."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-156" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DOWNING</persName> </hi>. I live in Parker Street, Drury Lane—on 16th January she (prisoner) and her husband and I were drinking in their room—I could perfectly understand what was going on—the prisoner and my wife quar
<lb/>relled, and I endeavoured to part them—I turned round and blackguarded them for fighting, and I blackguarded her husband for advising them to fight, because there was a difference in their weight—I and the prisoner's husband came to blows then—I fought him into the passage, and when I was making a blow at him I felt the prisoner come behind me, and catch hold of my hair with one hand—I felt something on my arm—it did not feel as if it was a stab—she at the same time said "Give it to him,
<hi rend="italic">Scotty;</hi>" and when I went to make a blow, my arm fell—I got
<hi rend="italic">Scotty</hi> by the throat, and got him forwards to the door, and then I fell down—I got up, about three parts, and one of them knocked me down, and the other kicked me; the woman followed me out afterwards—I was taken to the hospital, and my arm was dressed there—I can't swear that I was stabbed with a knife—there was a little pruning knife on the table—there were no nails and no window within twelve feet of the place—I did not see any knife in her hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> They had been drinking all the day before. I did not do it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-157" type="given" value="FRANCIS RICHARDSON"/>FRANCIS RICHARDSON CROSS</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at King's College Hos
<lb/>pital—I attended Downing—I found him suffering from a severe wound at the back of the right arm—it did not appear to me to be a dangerous wound—it struck me as having been inflicted by a blunt knife—it was not a clean cut wound—the upper part was cleanly cut, but the lower part was torn, and the muscle was protruding—it must have been caused by something sharper than glass, I think—I don't think it would be produced by rubbing against a nail, because the upper part of the wound was cleanly cut—the wound was about the middle of the arm, and ran towards the inner side—the muscle was divided.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It was washed before you saw it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-158" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-158" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LAW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 45). I took the prisoner on the night of 17th January—I told her she would be charged with cutting and wounding a man named George Downing, on the previous evening—she said "All right, I will go with you; how is he?"—I said "He is in King's College Hospital, and looks in a very dangerous state"—she said "I am very sorry for it; this is the result of drink."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE DOWNING</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go down to her house that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I said I would lock her up, and she said "Oh! lock me up"—I went there because my wife had left her bonnet—I went with the intention of locking her up—I went to get a policeman, and she ran away.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY PORTBURY</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FINLAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-160" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TAYLOR</persName> </hi> I am Record Keeper at the Faculty Office, Doctors' Commons—I produce an original affidavit made before the surrogate on 7th August—I cannot say whether the prisoner is the person who signed it—I can't say that I saw him put his mark to it; one of the clerks in the office would see that—he is not here</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">There being no evidence at to the identity of the prisoner, the Jury, under the direction of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">found him</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1872.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-166" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-166" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HILL</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Raven Row, Mile End—on 26th January, between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening, I went into the Roman Arms, Roman Road, at the back of the New Model Prison—the prisoners came in after me, and Maney struck me at the side of the temple—it had not power enough to knock me down, but he cuddled me round the arms and we both fell on the floor, and the other prisoners fell, one on the top of me, and the other pulled my coat open—I had a purse in my breast pocket, containing three sovereigns, three half sovereigns, and 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces—it was safe in the purse, because I took 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out when I went in there and put the purse back in my breast pocket—the prisoners ran away, and I walked to the door and called a policeman—I had met Maney that afternoon in the cattle market, where I sold a horse—the three prisoners were present—the money I lost was not the proceeds of the sale—I went there intending to buy a pony, and offered money for one in the prisoners' presence—I saw them all three together next evening at Mr. Hicks' public-house—I am sure of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had had a pint of half-and-half before that—I was going to buy a pony, and took my purse out, but nobody saw me take it out except the man belonging to the pony—I missed my money when I got to the railway station, which is next door to the public house, but I knew before that that I had been robbed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-167" type="surname" value="LOWE"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LOWE</persName> </hi>. I live in Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green—On 26th</p>
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<p>January I went with Hill, and Watson, and Maney to the cattle market—as we came home I stood outside the public-house to watch for the train, and saw the prisoners go in—they began
<hi rend="italic">rowing</hi>, and hit Hill and nearly knocked him down—Maney then cuddled him while the others fell on top of him—when they got up they went to the railway station and my master felt in his pocket for the money, and it was gone—we looked for a policeman, but could not find one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was not till my master was going to buy the tickets that he missed the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHAPMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer K</hi>). I received information, and on Saturday evening, January 27th, I found the prisoners in a public house—I took Maney and George Garrett and told them the charge, they said that they knew nothing at all about it—going to the station George Garrett said that he could prove there were as many as twenty men there when it was done—other men were called out of the streets, to the station, and Lowe iden
<lb/>tified the three prisoners—Samuel Garrett had been taken by another constable—next morning outside the Court, Samuel Garrett said, "I know nothing about it, Maney struck the blow, there were other men there," mentioning three or four names.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They said they had nothing to do with it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-169" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CLEAVER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer K</hi>). I took Samuel Garrett—he said "I know nothing about it; I suppose you want to send me away with my brother."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sentence on</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL</hi>* and
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE</hi>*†
<hi rend="largeCaps">GARRETT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment each.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-172" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WATSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Stephen's Road, South Bow—on the 6th of January I had a horse and van to sell, and was going to Islington—I met the prisoner and gave him a ride, and Hill and Lowe went with us—I sold the horse and van for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which, I believe, the prisoner saw me receive—he said that I had promised him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which was false, but I gave him a half-crown—and I thought he would go away, but he did not—he said he wanted a half-crown for the two companions, fifteenpence a-piece—and he struck me in the mouth and knocked me down, and two others who I have not seen since fell on top of me—my money was loose in my right hand trowsers' pocket—the prisoner kicked me in the back and went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not run after him because he kicked me in the back—I knew that my money was lost because my pockets were turned in
<lb/>side out—I felt them take it when I was down—I saw nobody about—there were two or three people at the Roman Arms—I paid for a pint of half-and-half hardly five minutes before I was knocked down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-173" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but he would not give it, and the prisoner struck him on his nose and made his nose bleed—I said, "Maney, if you were to do the same thing to me I would lay hold of you and break you in half," and I went away and did not see him till he robbed me.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Office K</hi>). I took the prisoner—but at that time I knew nothing of the charge—the prosecutor was sent for and picked him out from six or seven or others.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18720226-260-offence-1 t18720226-name-177"/>Lydia Schroeter</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi>). On the 23rd of January about 10.30 a.m., I met the prisoner in Green Street, Bethnal Green, carrying this bag—I asked him what he had got—he said "A jacket"—I said I want to "look at it"—after a bit he found the key and opened the bag—it contained these portions of a seal-skin jacket—it is the whole jacket with the lining torn out—I asked him where he got it, he said he bought it of a Jew
<hi rend="italic">bloke</hi> in Houndsditch—I said "Well Jemmy, you will have to come with me to the station."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He opened the bag and pulled out the seal skin—he made no resistance.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-179" type="surname" value="SCHROETER"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SCHROETER</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, and live near Eltham—on 2nd December this jacket was stolen from my father's house, some time in the night of 22nd December, when a burglary was committed—it has been torn up since—it belongs to my sister, Lydia Schroeter—it was old and worn out, and was worth about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—one furrier has written her name in it in full, and another the initials "M. L."—we missed nothing else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A pane of glass was taken out of a window—the name would not be seen while the lining was in the jacket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-180" type="surname" value="KEILECH"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-180" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY KEILECH</persName> </hi>. I am a furrier, I repaired this jacket in December, 1870, it was marked already, and I marked it, besides I took particular notice of the name, because it was misspelt—it is worth at any rate 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in this state.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Nobody would see the marks without undoing the lining—here is a piece which I put in my self—I re-lined it and can positively swear to it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-181" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-181" type="surname" value="COE"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-181" type="given" value="LIZZIE"/>LIZZIE COE</persName> </hi>. I am in service at Mr. Schroeter's—on 1st December I hung up a seal-skin jacket; I could not see the marks because the lining was in—on 2nd December a pane of glass was removed, and the house was broken into, a chest of drawers was broken open, and the jacket was gone—I had fastened up the room the night before; I closed the window—the putty was cut, a pane of glass taken out, and the window opened.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I gave 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the jacket."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-260-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SMITH</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-184" type="surname" value="SMALL"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18720226-261-offence-1 t18720226-name-184"/>Fanny Small</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOTTQMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-185" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-185" type="surname" value="REUSS"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you state at Hammersmith Police Court that the</p>
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<p>place was saturated with blood?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I said that the kitchen table was all over blood, and the aprons and dusters in a drawer—they were smears of blood, not spots.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM URBAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer X</hi>). On the morning of 3rd, January I saw this house—the glass of the window was broken—I pushed it, but could not get in, and went on—I was afterwards aunt to make inquiries—on 20th January I took the prisoner at the Elgin public-house, Noting Hill, and told him the charge—he made no reply—I said "You will have to go with me to the station"—we walked a long distance, and then he said "You have made a great mistake this time"—I said "I do not think I have, for I have found the opera-glass, pawned, no doubt, by you"—he made no reply—I said "And I know where you offered the other things as well as the opera-glass for sale previous to it being pawned"—he said "You are right; I am sold; who do you think sold them? why, Harry Ransom"—afterwards he said "Well, I did not do the job, but I had rather stand to it than
<hi rend="italic">round</hi>"—I found this scarf (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) round his neck, ado took it oft—he made no reply, but at the Police Court, on the remand, he said "I can tell you where I bought the scarf, in the Edward Road, at the corner of John Street—a piece of skin, about the size of a pea, had been knocked off his left hand, and was healing up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you inspect my hands after my being remanded one week?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the piece of skin was decidedly large enough for blood to have flowed—I did not notice that you unpinned the scarf when you took it off—I did not mention the name of Ransom to you; you mentioned it yourself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-187" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-187" type="surname" value="SMALL"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-187" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY SMALL</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutrix's servant—this scarf is mine, and was given me by my uncle—I had it round my neck pin the Saturday night, and missed it on the Tuesday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> "Have you any mark on it?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> "No; but it is the same length, and it had fringe.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-188" type="surname" value="PINKSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-188" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PINKSTER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Thompson, a pawnbroker, of Bayswater—I produce an opera-glass, pawned on January 8th, about 8.30 a.m., in the name of John Cook, by a man similar in height to the prisoner, but I cannot recollect his face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-189" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-189" type="surname" value="RANSOM"/>
<interp inst="t18720226-name-189" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RANSOM</persName> </hi>. I am a builder and decorator, of 175, Lancaster Road, Netting Hill—on 8th January, about 7.30 a.m., I met the prisoner opposite the Mire Tavern, Noting Hill—he spoke first, and asked me if I wanted to purchase any linen table-cloths and sheeting—he had a bundle under his arm, not tied up, but all open, and offered me the whole of it for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he took out a white opera glass, similar to this, and asked me to buy it—I told him I did not make use of anything of the kind—he was smoking a cigar—he left me, and after he got a little distance, he looked round, and said "Well, you have not seen me"—I met him between a quarter and half a mile from Elgin Crescent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I speak to you in the Elgin public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not remember it—I did not see anyone sitting on a barrel—I believe there was no one there except you and the barman, previous to my going in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a written deference, stating that he met a man who took him into the Miter, and asked him if he knew anyone who would buy the articles</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that he said "No," but when Ransom came in, he took them, and offered them to him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-261-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITHLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Cockran, Whalin, and Brittain.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720226-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720226-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-196" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT MAYHO</persName> </hi>. I am an oilman, and live at 39, Princes Street, Portland Market, Marylebone—on Tuesday evening, 30th Januarys I went into a public-house—I don't know the sign, being a stranger there—Mr. Shirley was with me—seven men came into the public-house—the prisoners are five, of those men—the one that tried to trip me up is not there-wit was between 4 and 5 o'clock when we went into the house, and we stayed there about a couple of hours, having glasses of ale and smoking—I had been down to the Fireaway Read about some property—Rock came in first, and said he was starving, and Shirley gave him some bread and cheese, and asked me to pay for it—I pulled out some gold and silver—I had 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I went from home—I handed Mr. Shirley a shilling to pay for the bread and cheese—I afterwards treated all the seven men to bread and cheese and ale—we left the public-about 6 o'clock, or a little after, and went to the next one, and the men followed us—all seven of them came in—we stayed there about three-quarter of an hour—they had some ale, and I paid for it we came out of the second public-house about 7 o'clock—we got a good distance down the Portobello Road, and Sullivan, Cockran, and Rook
<hi rend="italic">pinned</hi> me, and Brittain took nay money out of my pocket—Whalin was with them, but I can't say that he had hold of me—one or two of them had hold of Mr. Shirley—I can't swear who they were, because he was a little distance from me—I caught hold of one of the men, but he is not here to-day—they tried to trip me up, but I did not go down—they all ran away after that—I am posi
<lb/>tive that the prisoners are five of the men—I identified them at different times, from among a number of others identified Sullivan first, then Whalin, and then Cockran, Rook, and Brittain—I had not the slightest doubt about them—they are five of the seven, and were there from the time of going to the first public-house till they ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The public-house was where I first saw the seven men—they came in one after the other—they all had bread and cheese and ale—they were all strangers to me—I often have a large sum like that my Pocket; sometimes more and sometimes less—I don't generally take it out and show it in public-houses, and I am sorry I did then—I had three glasses at the two public-houses—two at the first and one at the second, and my friend had the same—we had a smoke—we were in the second public-house about three-quarters of an hour—I only had one glass of ale there; I don't swallow mine down like some of them—we had not been into any public-houses before that—I had my dinner before I started—I have never given a different description of Brittain—I did not describe him as a dark young man with a dark moustache—I said that the man who tried to trip me up had a dark moustache—Brittain is the one who took my money—they fol
<lb/>lowed me behind and pinned my arms—four of them held me, three of the prisoners and one other—it took a very short time, not much over a minute, I should think—it was between 7 and eight o'clock—I gave a description of the dark one, but I could not swear to the other—we had got about 100</p>
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<p>yards from the second public-house before it happened—they walked behind us all the time—I saw they were the same men—I did not know they were going to rob me—they were talking all the time amongst themselves—we were coming home as far as we knew—we were strangers there—we could not find a police-station for some considerable time afterwards—I went to look at a house—I was going to buy it—we went there first and then went into the public-houses—the landlords of the public-houses are not here, and they were not called before the Magistrate—it is not true that I was sick—I did jump in the public-house, and Brittain jumped in the bar—it was a standing jump along the floor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan. Q.</hi> What time was it you say you were robbed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between 7 and 8 o'clock.
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan.</hi> About that time I was given into custody by the landlord of the Prince Arthur for being drunk and insulting him in his own house—I was in the public-house with the gentleman, but not at the robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Rock.</hi> I was not there at all—I was at work the same day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was not intoxicated—I had had something to drink, but perfectly knew what was going on the whole time.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18720226-name-197" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SHIRLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 44A, Princes Street, and I live on a little property of my own—I was with the last witness on Tuesday, 30th January, and went into a public-house with him—Rock came in and said he was starring, and I gave him two pennyworth of bread and cheese, and a pint of beer—the other men came in, and my friend said they all seemed to be hungry and wanting; and we gave them all some—we left that public-house and went to another—I don't know the sign of it—the same men came in there—the prisoners are five of them—we treated them to some ale there—I afterwards left that public-house with my friend—not knowing the road I said to one of the men "Will one of you fetch me a cab, and I will give you a shilling?"—they wanted the shilling beforehand—I said "No; when you have fetched the cab I will give you the shilling"—we went out to try and get a cab—I heard some persons following—I turned, and saw they were the same men—I was pinned from behind—when I came to my senses again I looked across the road, and I saw these young men there round my friend—they had hold of him—they were the same men who had been in the two public-houses—my friend was in the road, and I was on the footpath, a little ahead of him—I am sure the prisoners are the men I saw there—I identified them afterwards—I have had to go and pick them out—I have no doubt about them, but I thought there was another one, but when I got closer to him I found he was not one of them—I have not the least doubt as to these five.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were fifteen or sixteen round the room when I picked them out—there were either six or seven we treated in the public-house—I could not swear whether we treated six, or seven, or eight—that observation applies to both public-houses—I don't know how long we were in the first—it might have been two hours, or two hours and a half—I did not jump—I am no jumper—my friend jumped to see how far he could jump along the floor—some of the young men were jumping for amusement, and he did it too—I can't say how many men pinned me—my arms were pinned behind, and very nearly wrung out of the sockets—I expect it was more than one—it was so sudden, I really did not know where I was for a minute—the whole of the prisoners were round my friend—there were about seven of them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sullivan.</hi> They were in the public-house between 1 and 2 o'clock, and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He was sitting on a barrel, and I Was standing by his side, leaning on the counter—I did not hear him say "I will jump the lot of you"—he did jump, and slid down—he was not drunk—we only had a smoke and a glass or two of ale—I did go outside with him, but I did not say afterwards that he had spewed like a fountain—he merely spit, he did not actually vomit; but he spit out a mouthful of porter—he did not come inside and say he had been drinking all the even
<lb/>ing, and was not fit to jump—I was not drunk—you wanted to take, the change out of the beer, and I would not allow you.</p>
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