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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 8th, 1872, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">BART</hi>.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-1" type="given" value="ANTHONY"/>ANTHONY CLEASBY</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN RICHARD QUAIN</hi>, Esq., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-2" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUKE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-6" type="given" value="SIDNEY HEDLEY"/>SIDNEY HEDLEY WATERLOW</persName> </hi>, Knt., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M. P., Common Serjeant of the said City (acting as Deputy-Recorder); and
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-8" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL. D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi>, Knt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GIBBONS, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoner have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>thence took about two yards of blue cloth—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the goods—I said "Good God, Alfred, did you forfeit character and Situation for a trifle like that? how long has this been going on?"—he replied "Only two or three weeks"—I asked what he had done with the things that he had taken—he said he had sold them—I asked who to—he said to a Mr. Fel
<lb/>lowes—I asked the residence of this Mr. Fellowes, which he told me—he was then given into custody—he began to cry and begged forgiveness, not for himself, but for his wife and family—up to that time I was not aware that he was married—I afterwards went with the officers Green and Row
<lb/>botham to Fellowes house—he keeps a little tailor's shop in Golden Lane, St. Luke's (he has also another shop at Notting Hill, which I was not then aware of), when we entered the shop Fellowes was there; there being two or three persons there, Green told him that he wanted to speak to him privately, upon which he asked us into the back-yard; Green then told him what he was and the nature of our business—he stood still for some time without answering—at last Green told him that he had Claridge in custody for stealing a lot of cloth from his employers, and he had every reason to believe from what Claridge had stated, that he had purchased them of him—he then said "Well, I suppose it is no use"—he then took us back into the shop and said "What do you want?"—Green said he wanted some blue cloth, or any other things that he had purchased of Claridge, upon which he com
<lb/>menced routing about some pieces on a board, and produced a remnant of black cotton velvet, which I swore to the best of my belief was the pro
<lb/>perty of my employers—Green said "Now then, we want some blue cloth which you purchased of Claridge "—upon that he took Green upstairs into the second floor, leaving me and the other officer in the shop—after some few minutes I was called up by Green, who showed me four lengths of blue cloth, which Fellowes acknowledged that he had purchased of Claridge, and asked me if I could recognise them—I immediately swore on examining them, to the best of my belief they were also the property of my employer—Green then told me to look about the room and see if I could see any
<lb/>thing else that I could recognise—I searched about the room, there were lots of pieces of stuff strewed about in nooks and corners; it was more like a lumber room, and I picked out several pieces of black cloth, and black doe and other things, which I also swore to the best of my belief was the property of my employer, and which Fellowes said he had purchased of Claridge; I picked out and took away twenty-seven pieces of cloth, twelve pieces of velvet, four pieces of Alpaca, one piece of Russell cord, and a quantity of lining, which are now produced—they are in lengths that will cut garments—the value of them is about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I afterwards went to the other shop in James Street, Pottery Lane, Notting Hill, and there found property which I identified, and which the officers brought away—there were about fourteen or fifteen pieces of cloth and tweed, no velvet there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Claridge had been in our employment about seven or eight years—it is our custom to allow the trimmers to buy goods once a week, signed by a ticket by myself, and for their own use only—we always give them invoices—I know that Claridge has bought articles at different times—I said before the Magistrate that Fellowes gave every facility for the search.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> None of the articles produced had been sold to Claridge.</p>
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<p>how long this had been going on—he said "About three weeks"—he was asked what he had done with the goods—he said "I have sold them to Mr. Fellowes, in Golden Lane"—I then took Claridge into custody, and subse
<lb/>quently went to Fellowes, 108, Golden Lane, with detective Green and Mr. Jordan—I have heard Mr. Jordan's Statement of what passed there; it is quite correct—as the goods were taken from the shelves, Fellows said: "These are yours "—there were others as to which he said "You need not look at them, they are not yours."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Jordan selected the pieces, and Fellowes said: "Those are yours."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That was after Mr. Jordan had identified them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I have heard Mr. Jordan's Statement, it is perfectly correct—on the way to the Station, mention was made of one of the pieces of blue cloth that has been produced, and Fellowes said "Yes, I bought a piece of blue cloth yesterday, at dinner time, of Claridge"—I asked if he had any bills or invoices, or books, to show me that he had bought the goods that we had found in his shop legitimately—he said "I have some bills and invoices here; you can see them, but I have none relative to these goods that I have bought."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I asked Fellowes what he paid for the piece of blue cloth, which I pointed out to him—he said "3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—the value of it is 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I asked what he paid for the other things—he said "Various prices, Claridge placed his price upon them, and I paid him what he asked."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fellowes.</hi> I did not say 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the piece, I said 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a yard; there are two yards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He said 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the piece.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The certified copy of the record of the conviction not being forth coming</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant P</hi>), I am stationed at the Carter Street Station, Walworth—I never saw the prisoner before 7th January last; he came to me—I have had under my attention some persons of the name of White and May—on 7th January, the prisoner came to me at the Surrey Sessions, where I was engaged—he then made some communication to me in reference to White and May—about a month afterwards he brought to me Mr. Andrews, the manager of Messrs. Head, and in his presence Mr. Andrews made a communication to me in reference to a block that had been obtained from them by White and May—I had a few words with Mr. Andrews, in the prisoner's presence—I advised him to obtain a warrant against the parties, and unless he did so I could not interfere, and there the matter dropped; I heard nothing more of it till 19th February, except that</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the carriage, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or a little more for a new case to put it in as White and May had broke the other one up"—I said "It is very strange they should offer to give it up for nothing"—he said "Yes, they will, for they are frightened of you"—I said "Well, you can tell them to send to the firm if you like; I have nothing more to do with it"—he said "No, they will give it up to you if you will give me a note to take to them"—I gave him an order endorsed on the letter I had received from Mr. Riley; he had a great objection at first to my writing on Mr. Riley's letter, but I said I would do so, and then he would know where it came from—he said "Well, give me the money to give them to pay for the carriage and the box, as Mr. Head is to pay all expenses, and give me a couple of sovereigns for getting it back for them"—I had not anything less than a sovereign, and I gave him that to pay for it and told him to bring me back the change that night—I did not see him that night—he did not say a word to me at that time about having received a cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Head, to obtain the block; he did not give me any money—he did not say he had signed my name on a cheque made payable to my order by Mr. Head—I was not aware of it till I saw it on the 24th—on the morning of the 20th, I met him outside the Carter Street Station—I said to him "Where is the change for that sovereign I gave you?"—he said "It is all right, Sergeant, Mr. Riley is going to bring it with the machine on Thursday to the Station at 2 o'clock"—he never told me then that he had signed my name to a cheque, or gave me any money on it—neither block or money turned up—I did not see him again till the 29th, when I met him at the Elephant and Castle, and took him into custody—I said to him "Wilbra
<lb/>ham, I am going to take you into custody for forging my name on a cheque in the City"—he said "I forged no cheque"—I said "Yes you have, I have seen it"—he said "No I have not"—I then called a constable and sent him to Moor Lane Station—the signature on the back of this cheque is not my writing; I never authorised the prisoner to put my name there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How long have you known me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Since 7th January—I did not employ you in November, to trace some things that had been obtained by false pretences—I did not authorise you to write in my name—on the 15th February I did not meet you at the Elephant and Castle—you did not give me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the Black Prince public-house, Walworth Road, in the presence of two officers of my division—I do not remember two policemen being there—you told me previous to the 14th, that May and White were having blocks from Yorkshire, and mentioned the firm's name—I wrote the order on Mr. Riley's letter, at the Carter Street Police Station, on the morn
<lb/>ing of the 19th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-32" type="given" value="THOMAS HOWARD"/>THOMAS HOWARD HEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a mechanical engineer of 90, Cannon Street—Mr. Aaron Andrews is a traveller for the firm, the sale of blocks would come entirely under his control—we also carry on business in the North—my first knowledge of the prisoner was through Mr. Andrews—it was in reference to a block that had been obtained from our firm—I think I had an interview with him on the 14th February—we discussed the question as to whether we could prosecute this man May, and he said if we did not prosecute, Riley who had the block would give it us back again for 5
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<p>through Sergeant Ham—he represented himself as the representative of Sergeant Ham—I said we would agree to give 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he asked me to give 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., more, as I supposed for expenses, and I wrote a cheque for five guineas—I said "I don't think I ought quite to give you an open cheque"—and he said "Make it payable to Sergeant Ham"—my clerk wrote the cheque and I signed it—this is it, the words "Carter Street" are in my handwriting, (
<hi rend="italic">This was drawn in favour of Sergeant Ham, Carter Street.</hi>) The cheque has been returned to me through my bankers as having been honoured—the prisoner said the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was for Riley to get the block, the value of the block was about 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he handed me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi> "14th February, 1872. Received of Thomas H. Head, Esq., 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in pay
<lb/>ment of account as per margin; "signed"
<hi rend="italic">pro</hi> Sergeant Ham, Police Station, Carter Street, Walworth. J. Wilbraham"—he signed that at my request—I did not get the block back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> It was at my Suggestion, was it not, that you wrote that cheque for Sergeant Ham?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, you had previously seen me two or three times, respecting the return of the block, about a month previously.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-33" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RILEY</persName> </hi>. I carry on business with Mr. Fenton, as mechanical engineers, at 668, Station Road, Bermondsey—I bought this block from May and White for 8
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the new case and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the cost of removing it—on Friday, 23rd February, I saw him at—my residence, about 9 o'clock in the morning—he said "I have come from Sergeant Ham"—I said "Yes, I have received a letter from Sergeant Ham"—he said "We must call on you to give it up"—I said "Indeed, who is to be at the loss?"—he said "You will have to do so unless you can get it from those you obtained the block from"—I said I would mention it to my partner, which I did—he did not give me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the case and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the carriage, nor was anything said about it—he did not give me a sovereign, out of which I was to take 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change to Ham—I did not say I was frightened of Sergeant Ham, or anything of the sort—the block was never sent to the Station, it is now in our possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How much did you give May for the block?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> "8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I believe the receipt is at the office"—I have not said that I should be very glad to take. considerably less for the block as it was damaged, and we were not able to use it—I don't know that you called at my house several times before I received that letter, some person called—I did not see you—a person called and made an appointment to meet Sergeant Ham at 7 o'clock in the evening—I did not keep the appointment—I did not say to you, "Well, if I must give up the block, I must"—I said I would see my partner—you said "Shall we send a truck for it?"—I said "No; you have no occasion to do that, if my partner agrees to the things being sent back, we will send them back"—when my partner came, he said "Certainly not."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman P</hi>). I was at the Carter Street Station on 20th February—I was in Company with Ham, and heard the conversa
<lb/>tion to which he has spoken—I did not see the sovereign paid—I saw him the next day—as soon as Ham saw him he said, "Halloa! where is the change of that sovereign?"—he said, "It is all right, Jem (or Sergeant), Mr. Riley will bring the change when he brings the block back on Thursday."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I say, not that Mr. Riley would bring it, but that</p>
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<p>it would be settled as soon as ever we got the block back?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you mentioned Mr. Riley's name—this was on Tuesday morning the 20th—I went with you on the 22nd to the Devonshire Street Railway Station to inquire about some handles, and also to a telegraph office—I wrote the telegram.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence, alleged that he had assisted Ham, in the detec
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 42). I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read: Central Criminal Court, Oct.</hi> 1869,
<hi rend="italic">Eliza Williams, convicted on her own confession of uttering a counterfeit shilling. One Year's Imprisonment</hi>). I was present—the prisoner is the woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I am mistaken for another woman—I have never been in prison in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-40" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a Warder at Holloway Prison—I had Eliza Williams under my Charge after her conviction for twelve months—I saw her daily—the prisoner is the woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you ask me on Saturday whether I knew you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I said that you ought to know me; I said "That is Williams."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He saw me testing it, but he finished his beer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He stood near the door, and there was nothing to prevent his going out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin—I saw my mother-in-law put it into the till, I gave him the change, and he left—I tried it in the tester about an hour afterwards and found it was bad—I took the pieces to the prisoner in the afternoon, and he said that he did not know where he got it—I saw him the next day, and he said that his wife had been to where she got the change, and they told her that they did not give it to her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I served him with the milk in the shop—the shop was closed, but the door was open—he did not have to go to the side door—my mother-in-law served him with the milk—I did not serve him out of the pail which I was taking out—she served him off the counter, and with the eggs also—no other money was in the till—I went in the afternoon to the prisoner's bench at Kirkman's pianoforte manufactory, and said, "Do you</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That was the first and only money I took that morning—when I saw him at Hammersmith it was on another Charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin; I broke it in the detector and said "Did you know this was a bad one?"—he said "No; "—I asked him if he knew where he got it; he said "Perhaps my wife got it"—I gave it back to him; and he paid me with good money—he said that he lived at Rainham Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was dark—we were rather busy—next time I saw the prisoner he was in custody in a cell—he was in the shop two or three minutes after I accused him—he did not hurry out Of the shop—there were four other men in the cell with him—I looked through the grating.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt about his being the man—I picked him out at once—the policeman asked them if they knew me; the others did not speak, but the prisoner said "I do not."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown which I put on the shelf where there was no other half-crown—as soon as he left I rubbed it, saw it was bad and put it on the shelf again; I afterwards showed it to my husband and put it back, and it remained there till 7th March, when the prisoner came again I recognised him directly—he asked for a small rasher of bacon which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and gave me a florin—I tried it in the detector, and it broke in two pieces—I laid the larger piece on the counter and the prisoner took it up—I kept the smaller piece—I told him I should lock him up for uttering a bad half-crown and florin—he said that he was very sorry and begged me not to do it as he did not know what the consequences would be—I called my husband and I think the prisoner gave him the larger piece—he went out with the prisoner—they returned in five minutes and brought me a good half-crown for the bad one, and then let him go—I went with Black next morning to Messrs. Kirkman's, saw the prisoner coming out of the factory and charged him—I gave the bad half-crown and the smaller piece to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He told me that the baker knew him and would lend him the money—he left his jacket while he and my husband went to the baker's—none of Kirkman's men deal with us that I am aware of, and I do not know that the prisoner did before this.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not at home next day when my wife went to kirkman's.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">DEMICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-60" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at 96, Cannon Street—on 15th March I served the prisoner with a half-quartern of rum, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a florin, and I gave her the change—I saw that the florin was bad, and gave it to Mr. Bell, who broke it—I said that it was bad—she said she was not aware of it, and picked the pieces up, and gave a good one—Mr. Bell followed her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and coppers in change—she left and Mr. Bell came in—I looked at the coin and found it was bad—he marked it, but did not take it away—I gave it to him later on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-62" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BELL</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, who keeps a public-house at 96, Cannon Street—I remember the prisoner coming there—the barmaid handed me a bad coin—I broke it and put the pieces on the counter, and the prisoner took them up—she said that she got it for doing some washing—she paid with good money and left—I followed her into Thames Street, where she met Jones—(
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 44). On 15th March Mr. Bell gave the prisoner into my charge at the top of Essex Street—this bottle was found on her—Mr. Bell gave me this marked coin.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">DEMICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ELIZABETH GRAHAM</hi>
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<p>and spoke to Elizabeth Graham, who gave me a florin, and I marked it—I then followed the prisoners in the boat, and kept them in view till I gave them in charge in Essex Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones. Q.</hi> Will you swear I am the person who spoke to the female?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have sworn it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and copper—I received this florin from Mr. Bell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-73" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Victoria Hotel, Farringdon Road—on Wednesday, 27th March, the prisoner and another man came in; one of them laid down a half-crown, I took it up and found it was bad—the barmaid took it from my hand and bit it—this is it (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRIGG</persName> </hi>. I am head barman at the King of Denmark—on 27th March I saw the prisoner in a private box near the bar—I went to the till directly and found two bad half-crowns—I know this one by the mark—I gave it to the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 553). On Wednesday afternoon 27th March I was in Farringdon Street, and saw the prisoner and another man near the Vic
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money—I asked him what he had tendered for the porter at Peel's?—he said "A half-crown"—I asked him what he had done with it?—he said "I put it in the sink outside the public-house."</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am guilty of going in the houses in Fleet Street,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and about 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of coppers gone, also some foreign coins, and some others things—the lock appeared to have been wrenched open with a large nail, which I found on the bench close by, which would have done it, and there was a mark on the safe where the nail had been driven in—on the bench I found a piece of an old patchwork quilt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), the money belonged to Canon Oakley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you the first that found it out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think I was—I was not the first in the church in the morning, Michael Gowen was there before me; but I don't think he had noticed anything, I mentioned it to him and sent for a constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you ask me if I had seen any one go out of the doors?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I asked if you knew the gentleman—I might have said that he looked very suspiciously all about in every nook and corner of the place—I said he examined every side chapel—I said he looked like a gentleman—I believe I once found the doors open after I had locked them—I believe the school boys opened them to go into the school-room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were no boys in the church on this night when I locked it up, nor anybody at all that I could see; if there was any one there they must have been concealed—no one slept in the sacristy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You had often seen me before of a night talking to per
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have seen you by yourself when it was your night to come to the church to blow the organ, but never with any one—I have seen you in the day-time with a company of men by the turnpike—you never roused my suspicions as you did that night by crossing over.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer N</hi>). On the morning of 6th March, between 8 and 9 o'clock, I received information, and went to the church—I found the safe broken open, the lock broken off—there were marks on it showing that it had been prized up by this nail—Mr. Parry gave me this piece of rag, that might be used to put round the head of the nail to ease the mallet, so as to make no noise—the safe was an old one—in consequence of information, I went and watched the prisoner—I followed him all day long from one public-house to another—I found him first in the Carved Red Lion, at the corner of St. Peter Street, Essex Road, about 11 o'clock in the morning, and I followed him, till 10 o'clock at night, into nearly a dozen public-houses—he paid for nineteen pots of malt liquor—he did not drink it all himself—he had some companions with him—he paid for them—he did not change any gold—he paid generally in silver—the last house he was in was the Blue-coat Boy, in company with five other men—I went in there and told him I should charge him with breaking open an iron safe in St. John's Church, Duncan Terrace, and stealing there from 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, some foreign coins, a gold ring, and a purse—he said "I have got none of the sovereigns. If I am going to be locked up for this, I was there, but you must get the other two with me "—I went and searched a room where he lives in Parsley Court, and there found this piece of old quilt, which corresponds with the piece found in the safe—before the Magistrate the prisoner said "I hope you will settle it here. I plead guilty."—But Mr. Partridge said it was not a case for him to settle; it must go before a Jury.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I deny it. The Magistrate cautioned me that anything I said would be taken down.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It was before that he said it—the Magis
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been in search of two other men, one named Michael Kilrose, better known as
<hi rend="italic">King Dick</hi>—I have not been able to find them—when anything like this is done, they go tramping—I found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> James Somers says that the place was all safe at 11 o'clock, and I have a witness to prove that I was in bed at 11 o'clock. I went to the church that night thinking there was service. As I was looking at the notice board outside, a man came up to me and said "Is Mr. Parry in the church?" I said "I don't know; I will go and ask for you." I went in and saw the old gentleman who minds the church and asked him, and he said Mr. Parry was not expected that night. I went out and told the man, and went to the corner of Duncan Street with him. I bid him good night, and went straight home, and at 11 o'clock I was in bed. My sister can prove it, and so can Mrs. Randall.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say it is mine, but it exactly resembles the one that I lost.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer Y</hi>). I took Adams into custody on 1st March, on a charge of burglary—he said "You have made a mistake this time, it is my brother you want"—I said "No, it is you"—I afterwards told him where the burglary had been committed—he said he knew nothing about it—on the 7th, from information I received, I went to his lodgings—I found this portrait in his box, a pair of gloves, and a button-hook.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said "You have made a mistake this time, old man; it is not me, it is my brother"—his brother has absconded—I have been after him ever since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That was for another burglary.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>). I went with Detective White to Adams' lodgings—I saw these gloves and the button-hook there, but not knowing of this case then, I did not take them—the house contained three rooms down stairs, and two up stairs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe his brother has absconded, we can't find him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> His brother is wanted on another charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know Adams' brother as well—he used to come very frequently also.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was on the opposite side of the road all the time—it is a good wide road; room for two or three carriages—there were no shops open at that time—the only light was the ordinary street lamp—I remained on the other side till Mr. Brigham came up—I did not have a close view of them till he came up—he was lifting her up when the lady and gentleman passed, that was before Mr. Brigham came up—when the old lady said something about his attempting to rob her, he said it was untrue, he was helping her up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe I have stated before to-day that she said he had one arm round her neck and the other hand on her mouth—I searched him—I found a German silver watch and a chain, 3
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-127" type="given" value="HORACE"/>MR. HORACE BROWN</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-128" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH BARTLETT</persName> </hi>. On Saturday night, 16th March, the prisoner came up to me in the Hoxton Road, caught hold of my shoulder, turned me round, and said, "You can give me back the money I gave you"—I said "I cannot, I have spent it"—he said "I will cut your b—throat"—I turned round, and he struck me in the mouth—it bled fearfully.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had seen him once or twice before, and we had drunk together—he asked me to return some money which he had given me to sleep with me—it was 2
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 175). On 16th March I heard cries, and found the prosecutrix bleeding a great deal from her mouth—she took me into a public-house, and pointed out the prisoner—I took him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen boys fight and get cut lips—no knife was found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720408-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720408-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720408-name-132" type="surname" value="DENMAN"/>
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<lb/>mill Street—on the night of the 26th November I secured my premises about 1.30—I bolted the back door myself, and put some tables and chairs against a broken window—I came down about 7.30, found that the house had been entered by the parlour window, and missed some property, which I afterwards identified at Bow Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-133" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARSHALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E</hi>). On the morning of 27th No
<lb/>vember I went to Mr. Denman's, and found that the house had been entered by getting over a wall into the back yard—I know nothing about the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I gave the pictures to the other policeman—there were two policemen.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There was another policeman with me; he has been dismissed from the force.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-337-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing one breast-pin, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720408-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720408-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720408-name-137" type="surname" value="PAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18720408-name-137" type="given" value="BENJAMIN JACKSON"/>BENJAMIN JACKSON PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to a ship's store dealer in the Minories—on Saturday night, 24th February, about 12.30, I was going over London Bridge, and the prisoner pushed up against me and made some re
<lb/>mark—I could not pass him for some time—I saw his hand close to my scarf—I afterwards missed my pin, and went after him and collared him—he said he would walk quietly if I released him—I did so, and he ran away, but was caught by a policeman—one or two others were with him—I had not been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you coming from the railway station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and you were coming from the City—I had felt the pin a few minutes before—I have a habit of putting my hand up to my scarf.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-138" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KING</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser, of 80, Mile End Road—on the even
<lb/>ing of 24th February I was going towards Old Kent Road, and saw the pro
<lb/>secutor coming from London Bridge station—the prisoner and two other young men went up to him—he got in front of him, and said "Halloa, old fellow, which way are you going?" and put his hand to his scarf and took something—the prosecutor went about twenty yards, missed his pin, and ran and caught him—they struggled, and the other two fellows went up, and he said "
<hi rend="italic">Tip hold</hi>," and gave the pin to them, and then said "Search me; I have not got the pin"—I saw him given in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Which way was the gentleman coming?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Towards the City—a young girl who passed him spoke to him, but he did not answer her—she gave evidence at the Police Court that you took the pin—she had not hold of his arm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 803). I was on duty in Fish Street Hill, and heard a cry of "Stop thief"—I ran out of a court into Fish Street Hill, and saw the prisoner turn the corner, running—I stopped him and asked him what was the matter—he said "Nothing"—I said "We had better stop a minute and see;" and in about half a minute Mr. King came up, and said that he was wanted for stealing a pin on the bridge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was charged by Mr. Cohen about some ivory, and have had no peace ever since; the police come and mob me. I know no
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARMSWORTH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">bacca</hi>?"—I said "No"—they said "I know better"—then they sepa
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I will swear I had more than 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it was all in silver—I can swear I had a florin and other coins—I had been drinking ever since 2 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 101). I was on duty in Christopher Street about 10 o'clock, and saw the prosecutor—four men, of whom the prisoners are two, went up to him, and as I passed he said, "They have robbed me"—I saw them surrounding him, and saw Sullivan strike him, knock his hat over his eyes, and knock him against the wall—I ran after them, and got hold of Matthews at the corner of Back Hill, Leather Lane, and as I turned round I caught hold of Sullivan walking back—I asked Connor if those were the two—he said, "Yes;" and I am sure they are, because I saw them—Matthews said "I only asked for a light"—I searched Sul
<lb/>livan, and found six half-crowns, a shilling, sixpence, and 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—the prosecutor only mentioned a florin at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARMSWORTH</hi>. I was 30 yards off when I saw them surrounding the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 60). I have resigned since this—I was on duty in Christopher Street, and saw the constable running—I ran after him, and found Connor on his knees getting up from the wall—the constable had got the two prisoners in custody—he handed over Sullivan to me, and I took him to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the bowl—this (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw through a window, but I ran into the street after them—I am certain Price is the boy—I saw his face in the shop—ten minutes afterwards I saw him passing the shop in custody, and pointed him out to my master.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-150" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC WISEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 126). A gentleman spoke to me about 11.20, and I saw the two prisoners walking in Carthusian Street—as soon as they saw me they ran through Charter House Square, till they were stopped by another officer, who took Price, and I took Smith—they had run 400 or 500 yards—I found sixpence on Smith.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-151" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CARR</persName> </hi>. I am a hatter, of Clerkenwell—on this morning I found the bowl at the gate of Charter House Square.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer G</hi>). I know both the prisoners as companions.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18720408-339-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at Greenwich in January</hi>, 1869,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-339-18720408 t18720408-339-punishment-28"/>Five Years in a Reformatory</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-155" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA EVERALL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Everall, who keeps dining-rooms at Charles Street, Soho Square—on the 18th March the prisoner was living in my house—about 1 o'clock in the morning I was aroused by a disturbance in my room—I got up to get a light, but laid hold of a man, who pulled me up to the prisoner's bedroom, where he locked the door—I called "Police," and Mr. Blackman came and took him—my husband's watch was gone—it had a cap for it very like this cap (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which Mr. Blackman brought me from the street—the watch and chain were worth 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the window of the prisoner's room was a little open, and the blind torn down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLACKMAN</persName> </hi>. I live within two doors of the prisoner—about 1 o'clock on 8th March I heard screaming in the prisoner's house—there is an empty house next to us—Mr. Everall let me in, and I found Mrs. Everall standing at a bedroom door at the top of the house—I said "Open the door, or I will kick it open"—the prisoner opened it—he was in his shirt—Mrs. Everall said that she had lost her watch—he declared that he had not got it—the window was open, and I said "This is where the watch has gone"—I waited till the crowd had gone, and then picked up this watch-cap, which she identified—the house is three stories high, and the prisoner's window looked on the street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-157" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CAMPLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 238). On 8th March, about 1 o'clock, I heard cries of "Police" in the prosecutor's house—I went there, and took the prisoner in custody—I made a search in the street, but there were a number of people there, and I could find nothing—after they had gone I made another search, and found these small pieces of glass, which look like pieces of a watch glass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was lodging in the house. I paid 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for a bed. I heard a row on the stairs, opened the door, and wanted to know what was the matter; she said that she was trying to get her husband to bed. When I went to bed an organ was playing outside, which was the reason I opened the window, and in opening it the string of the blind broke. She said "My husband has lost his watch." There was a tremendous row, and she ran up again and said that she was certain I was the man who stole the watch. I said "I have never been out of my room, and you are welcome to search it." The man is 81 years old, and she had to shove him up stairs. After I had been there some time, she came up and said that she could let my room for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to a lady and gentleman if I would go. I refused, and then she came and said I had got the watch. The police concluded that I had thrown the watch out of my window because the window was up. The woman cannot swear that this is part of her husband's watch. She said that it was done in the dark, and there were other lodgers besides me. A man who pays 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for his room is entitled to put the window up if he likes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-340-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at this Court in</hi> 1865,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to seven years' penal servitude. To this he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-340-18720408 t18720408-340-punishment-29"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Cleasby.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi> and F. H.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-160" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WEBBER</persName> </hi>. On 30th October, about 6 o'clock in the evening, I was driving a two-horse dray, with two wheels, over London Bridge, coming from the Borough—I was going about two miles an hour—I was sitting on the front plank of the dray, near the kerb—when I passed the crown of the bridge, looking towards King William Street, I saw a man and woman—I do not recognise the man—they were coming from the City towards me—I saw the man make a rush behind the woman with his arm up, likewise he gave her a shove that caused her to fall to the ground, and she came under
<lb/>neath the dray—he shoved her by the back of the neck; as she dropped her head I saw his hand on the back of her neck, one hand—I pulled my horses up and eased the dray, for the people to take her out—I backed my horses as quick as possible—when she fell she was out of my sight, I could not see where she was—it was gas-light, but it was dark—I was on the western part of the bridge, and they were coming on the same side—the dray did not pass over her, or any part of her, if it had it would have cut her in halves—the dray and the load I had got weighed about two tons—I heard her scream once; that was as they were taking her from the wheel, just as I pulled up—I did not see what became of her afterwards—a police
<lb/>man came up and took my name and address, but I did not know what he said to me or what I said to him—this is the first time I have been examined.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was another man on the dray, Mackay—he was on the top of the dray—it was a fine night—I can't recollect whether it had been raining that day—I did not see whether the man fell on the pavement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-161" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MACKAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 22, Scott Street, North Street, Whitechapel, and am a labourer in the employment of Messrs. Hoare & Co.—on Monday night, 30th October, between 5 and 6 o'clock, I was on the dray with Webber—I was sitting with my knees to the side, looking towards the City—I saw a woman and man coming along by the head of the first horse—I heard something, but what it was I could not hear, but when they came to the shaft I heard her call him a good-for-nothing blackguard, or a good-for-nothing vagabond—he put up his fist and said, "Go on with you," and he shoved her down—she went down the near side of the wheel, and he went down the off side—she fell between the kerb and the wheel, into the road, in front of the wheel, he fell on the pavement, not in the roadway—Webber pulled up at once, as fast as he could—I did not get off the dray—I could not get down either side—persons came up to assist, and I saw the woman taken into a recess of the bridge, I could not say who by—a police
<lb/>man came up and told my mate to stop—I recognise the prisoner as the man who was with the woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was examined both before the Coroner and the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-162" type="given" value="HENRY AUGUSTUS"/>HENRY AUGUSTUS CROUCH</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter—I was walking over the bridge on the night in question, and saw a party in front of me as if he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was walking in the same direction—they were about a couple of yards ahead of me—the prisoner picked the woman up as soon as they got her from underneath the dray; he picked her up as soon as he recovered his legs—he took her into a recess on the bridge, and put her on a seat there—I can't recollect whether it had been raining that day, but the pavement was very slippery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WACKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 720). On Monday night, 30th October, I was on duty on the Southwark side of London Bridge—I was fetched across towards the London side, and found a woman in a recess and the prisoner standing in front—as soon as I got up I heard the prisoner ask if he should take her to the hospital, and I put the same question—she said "No, let me be taken home, but I can't walk"—the prisoner asked me to get the name and address of the drayman—I was in uniform—I turned to do so, and Mr. Crouch said "There is no fault attached to the drayman, policeman"—I took the name and address of the drayman, and he was allowed to go shortly after—the dray was then stopping in front of the recess, and Webber was sitting on the side—I asked the prisoner if he saw anything of it, he said yes, he was walking alongside—I told him I should require his name and address, and he gave it me as Walter Pettingell, 10, Manor Road, Bermondsey—I also took Crouch's name and address—by this time a cab had driven up to the side and the woman had been placed in it—the prisoner asked me if I had got the particulars—I said "Yes, are you going with her"—he said "Yes, it is my wife"—he got into the cab, and she was then driven to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found the address given by the prisoner to be nearly correct—the mother's house is 10, Loder Terrace, Manor Road—I did not think it necessary to go to the hospital, there was no blame attached to anybody at the time—I was standing there about a minute and a half before the woman was put into the cab, I had to take the addresses of three different persons—I was close to the woman all the time, she could hear what passed—I asked her if I should take her to the hospital—the prisoner's trial was first called on here in January—this is the third time I have attended—on each occasion an application was made by the prosecution to postpone the trial for the presence of Webber.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-164" type="given" value="FRANK SEXTUS"/>FRANK SEXTUS TUCK</persName> </hi>. On 30th October, I was house-surgeon at Guy's hospital—I attended to the deceased after she was brought there—I saw a wound on the inner side of the left knee, about four inches long, it was on the inner side of the knee-joint; the joint was not opened in any way; there was bruising on the back of the same leg, and on the back of the lower part of the thigh—I attended upon her until the morning of 1st November, when my successor, Mr. Jones, took her case up—I was afterwards present at the
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination, simply as a spectator—she died on 3rd January—there waft nothing in the condition of the organs to account for death.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-165" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi>. I live at 33, Doddington Grove, Kennington—on 1st November, I was house-surgeon at Guy's Hospital—on that day I took charge of the patient, Ann Pettingell, and continued to attend her until 1st January—on 11th November she was in a very precarious state indeed,</p>
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<p>there was extensive suppuration all up the left leg and thigh, and the con
<lb/>tinually rejected her food—she was in very great pain, and could not rest at all at night—she was in a very weak condition—she said "I know that I am going to die, and I wish to make a statement against my husband"—in consequence of that I wrote to the Mansion House, and about an hour afterwards Mr. Gore came—I then thought that she was going to die—I accompanied Mr. Gore up to the ward and left him there with her—he came about 11 o'clock; I don't know exactly when he left—I saw her again icon after 12 o'clock—she was then in about the same state—I saw her later in the day, she had then rallied a little; for about a fortnight after
<lb/>wards she improved a little; afterwards, from the extensive suppuration, the drain on the system was so great that she became worse; that was during December—I continued to attend her until 1st January, when Mr. Dixon relieved me—she died on 3rd January.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-166" type="given" value="THOMAS HOLMES"/>THOMAS HOLMES GORE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant clerk to the Lord Mayor—on 11th November, in consequence of a message received at the Mansion House, I went to Guy's Hospital about 10.30, and saw the deceased there in No. 19, Dorcas Ward—Mr. Jones accompanied me to her bedside, and left me with her—she appeared to be in a sinking state—on my return to the Mansion House I made a memorandum, which I can refer to, of the conversation I had with her—I can state what took place without referring to the memorandum—I told her that I came from the Mansion House—that I was the assistant-clerk to the Lord Mayor—I asked her name, and laid "I understand you wish to make a statement"—I then asked if she was married or single, at the same time writing down her answers, her hus
<lb/>band's address, and so on—the was in a very weak state indeed, and it was with difficulty that I could hear all she said—she spoke clearly, but in a very low voice—I said to her "I cannot take this on oath, but do you think that you are not likely to recover?"—she said "No, I never shall; they tell me I had better have had my leg broken"—I said "I will take your statement in writing; I cannot administer an oath, but have you the fear of God before your eyes, and will you state it as if you were sworn?"—she said "I will say he did it if they were my last words." (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to have the statement read.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected, first because it was not taken in the presence of the prisoner, and secondly because of the lapse of time between the taking of the statement and the death of the deceased</hi> (See "Rex
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Gay, "7
<hi rend="italic">Carrington & Payne</hi>, p. 230, and "Reg.
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Spilsbury," p. 187).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">did not offer it as a deposition, where of course, the presence of the prisoner would be necessary, but at a dying declaration.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-167" type="given" value="BARON"/>MR. BARON CLEASSY</persName> </hi>: "
<hi rend="italic">It appears to me that the evidence does not go far enough to make the declaration admissible; it does not sufficiently appear that at the moment when it was taken, although the knew that the was going to die, that the was in the expectation of immediate or imminent death; and only under such circumstances is such a declaration admissible.</hi>"</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-168" type="given" value="HENRY EDWARD"/>HENRY EDWARD DIXON</persName> </hi>. I took up the deceased's case at the hospital from Mr. Jones on the 1st January—I attended her up to the 3rd, when she died—she died from the exhausting influences of the suppuration arising from the wound.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RAMSAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Park Terrace, Manor Road, Bermond
<lb/>sey—I am a brother of the deceased—she was married to the prisoner about the year 1861—they were not living together in October last, they had been living apart for some time—on 30th October my mother was living at</p>
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<p>10, Loder Terrace, Manor Road, Bermondsey—I had seen my sister about a week before that—she was living in Church Row or Passage, Horsely
<lb/>down—on the evening of 30th October, about 8 o'clock, I saw the prisoner in Manor Road, standing against the railings nearly opposite my house—he had sent over to my house to know if my mother was there—I went up to him, and said "What, Jem Pettingell?"—he said "Yes"—I said "You are a pretty villain," or "fellow"—he turned round, and said "Ah! it is never too late to mend; it is a long lane that has no turning"—this so nettled me, knowing it to be nothing but hypocrisy, that I up with my fist and made a blow at him; it did not strike him, he got out of the way, and ran a few yards—I said "Come back and speak to me"—he said "No, I will not speak to you, I will see your mother"—he then went right away, and I saw no more of him—at that time he had a great quantity of beard—I can't say whether he had a moustache—I went to my mother's house about 11.15 that night, and there saw a parcel; it contained my sister's boots, a pair of stockings with a patch of blood over the left knee, and very muddy and wet, as if they had been partially washed; there was also a purse, a duplicate, a thimble, a reel of cotton, and several little things—at that time I did not know what had happened to my sister—on the following evening I heard that she was in the hospital—I went to see her on the Sunday—she was in the Dorcas Ward—after the prisoner was arrested I received some letters from my mother, which I handed to the officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-170" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Nicholls, of Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire—I have known the prisoner since May, 1871, by the name of James Pettingell—he called on me on that occasion with Ellen Garnett, my husband's aunt—she was living at Cleathorpes, about two miles from us—she said the prisoner was her husband—they were living as man and wife—on Tuesday, 31st October, I was at her house—the prisoner came there about 9 o'clock that evening—he then had his beard and moustache shaved off—I had seen him about three weeks before, he then had a beard and mous
<lb/>tache—Mrs. Garnett and my husband were also present on the 31st—we sat down to supper—Mrs. Garnett asked the prisoner what he had done with her, meaning his wife—he said, "I have left her all right for two or three months"—she said "You have murdered her"—he said "No, I have not; I have left her in Guy's Hospital; she will not trouble me again just yet"—he then said how he had done it; that he had first taken Mrs. Gar
<lb/>nett to the Cleathorpes station; that he then went back to his house at Cleathorpes, and found his wife there writing a letter; that he asked her to go to London; she refused; that he then went out to get a chopper to split her head open, but he thought he would not do it then; that he got her out to fetch some beer for dinner, and while she was gone he made a key to the door to lock her out; that he then took her to Grimsby, and from Grimsby to Hull; that he wanted her to go to London by the steam
<lb/>boat, but she was afraid he would put her overboard, and she would not go; that she got away from him, he found he had lost her, and he told a police
<lb/>man that she had robbed him and got away, close to New Holland; that he then got across the Humber after her soon after 3 o'clock; that he ran about the station, and could not find her, and he jumped into a London train without a ticket; that when the train had got about 100 yards from the station he saw her on the road close by the railway, and he jumped from the train; that he then went back to the station with his wife, and first gave a wrong address to the station-master; that he said "You are detaining the train, you had</p>
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<p>better give a right address," and he then gave his right address; that he then took his wife on the road to Brigg, and stayed there all night with her; then he said "When I reached London, in going down Oxford Street, I was determined to get rid of her, and gave her a severe push against an omni
<lb/>bus, but it did not go over her;" that, going over London Bridge, he saw a great many persons about, and he saw a good chance; that he gave her a severe push, and she reeled underneath a brewer's dray, and he fell also, to make people believe it was an accident, but he took good care to fall the right way; that he then lifted her up on to a seat, got a cab, and took her to Guy's Hospital; that when she came to in the hospital she told the nurse that James had done it, and the nurse said "Hush, hush;" that he took her boots and stockings to her mother's, but her mother was not at home; that he saw her brother, who made a strike at him, and he ran away; that he went into a barber's shop to get his moustache and whiskers shaved off, as he was afraid they would be after him—he said that he ran three miles, and he telegraphed to Mrs. Garnett, at Cleathorpes, to meet him, and that he had got rid of her—I left Cleathorpes a little after 10 o'clock in the morn
<lb/>ing—the prisoner got up before daylight, and went away between 4 and 5 o'clock—he went to our house at Grimsby, and stopped there for a week in the name of James Smith—when he left he said he was going to Sheffield—I did not believe that, and made a communication to the dock-master—I afterwards read an account of the inquest in the paper, and in conse
<lb/>quence of that I went to the police-station, and gave information on Satur
<lb/>day the 13th—I know the prisoner's handwriting—I have seen him write—I believe this letter, signed "E. J. Smith" to be his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know that Mrs. Garnett was not his wife—I thought she was his wife until this occurred, up to the time I read the death in the paper—it was on 31st October that the conversation took place—Mrs. Garnett had previously been over on Sunday, and told us that a woman had been there who said that Pettingell was her husband; that was the first time I knew it—I understood on 31st October, that he was referring to his wife, but I did not know that it was true that he really had a wife till I saw the inquest in the paper—I can't tell you where Mrs. Garnett is; she is somewhere about here, not far off—the prisoner lived at our house for a week all but a day, after he had made this statement; I and my husband were at Cleathorpes, and he was at our house; I was at Cleathorpes, and my husband slept there at night, I went over in the day to help to get things ready for my husband; my husband was only there at meal times—no one was present at the conversation on the 31st but Mrs. Garnett, the Prisoner, me and my husband—I believe I produced this letter at the Mansion House—I have not got the envelope—I believe I stated before the Magistrate that the prisoner used the words—"I saw there was a good chance"—my deposition was read over to me—I did not notice that those words were omitted—this conversation took place as we were sitting at supper—when Mrs. Garnett asked him where she was, he may have said "It is all right; she is in Guy's Hospital;" I only speak from memory—I have not seen any written statement of mine before coming here to-day; I saw a paper yesterday at Mr. Kirby's office—I did not read it all, only one or two lines, they had put a wrong date—I don't know what the paper was; I daresay it was a copy of my evidence—I saw it lying there—I did not take it up; I took it up afterwards and laid it down again, my husband was there; we merely went there to let Mr. Kirby know that we had come up—I don't know whether my husband saw the paper or not.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not give information to the police until 13th January, because we thought we would wait to see if it was correct what Pettingell had said—I communicated with the police the next morning as I heard of the inquest in the evening—I was not examined before the Coroner, only at the Mansion House—my husband has not been examined at all—I never saw the prisoner's wife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At the time the prisoner stated all this, did you feel uncer
<lb/>tain whether he was telling you the truth or not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not think he was—he seemed to be speaking in earnest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-171" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 60, Church Street, Great Grimsby, and am a journeyman tailor—I first saw the prisoner in May, 1871, at my house, he came with my aunt Mrs. Garnett, who introduced him as her husband—they were living at Cleathorpes, about two miles from Grimsby, as man and wife, in the name of Pettingell—on Sunday night 29th October, Mrs. Garnett came to my house and made a statement to me, and on Sunday evening I went over to Cleathorpes and found the house all locked up; I was not able to get in—the prisoner was there—I returned to Grimsby, and the following evening between 7 and 8 o'clock I went to the house again, and found my wife and Mrs. Garnett there—they had gone over in the morning—I believe the prisoner did nothing while he was living with Mrs. Garnett, she had a private income at that time I believe—on the Tuesday evening from 9 o'clock to 9.30 the prisoner came there—my wife and Mrs. Garnett were there; he said he had come from London—I noticed that his moustache and whiskers were shaved off—Mrs. Garnett asked him what he had done with her, meaning his wife—he said he had left her in London at Guy's Hospital; she would not trouble him for two or three months—(
<hi rend="italic">The witness detailed in substance the evidence given by his wife</hi>)—The prisoner also said in the course of the conversation that he took good care she should never come back again—next day I asked him if he had done this for the purpose—at first he said "No," afterwards he said "Yes"—he left Clea
<lb/>thorpes on Wednesday evening, and came over to my house at Grimsby—he remained there till Monday, in the name of James Smith—he then went to Manchester—he said he would write—on 1st December, I received this letter from him enclosing this card:—"Mr. Griffin, at Mr. Braggs, Sum
<lb/>merfield Cottage, Cheetwood Strangeways, Manchester"—I wrote to him at that address, and afterwards received this letter of 13th December—the envelope has been destroyed—it is in the prisoner's writing—we did not give any information to the police until we heard of the inquest, that was on the 12th, and on the 13th my wife communicated with the police—I was too ill to do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He remained with me at my house for five days after he had made this statement, and after that he was in correspondence with us—I wrote to him as Griffin, and he wrote to me as Smith.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am station-master at the New Holland Station, on the Manchester and Lincolnshire Railway—on Saturday, 28th October, I saw the prisoner there on the platform—the 4.15 train was detained two or three minutes while he was searching the station, and he then went in the train just as it was moving away—about a quarter of an hour afterwards I received a telegram from the next station, and soon after I saw the prisoner back again at my station with a woman—I told him he had, by jumping out of a train in motion, rendered himself liable to punish
<lb/>ment, and asked him for his ticket—he said he had not got one—I said</p>
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<p>that was a second offence, and I told him that, from information given to me, he would be in worse trouble through representing himself as a detective officer—after some time he gave me his name and address, but from his manner in giving it I said I did not believe him—I wrote it down—it was "George Pettington; 174, Albion Street, Grimsby"—after some time he gave me his address as "4, Albion Cottages, Cleathorpes," but still as George Pettington—he remained at the station till half-past seven, or nearly eight o'clock, walking about with the same woman—I spoke to him frequently, and about half-past seven I said to him, "This is the last train to Grimsby or Cleathorpes; if you are going home it is your last chance to-night"—he replied that they were not going to Grimsby or Cleathorpes that night—he repeatedly begged me not to take proceedings against him—a few days after I received this letter from him. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES NICHOLLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having proved the letter to be in the prisoner's writing, it was read; it was without date, and signed "George Pettington, from</hi> 4,
<hi rend="italic">Albion Cottages, Cleathorpes," and contained an apology for his conduct in jumping from the train.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-173" type="given" value="ENOCH"/>ENOCH EMERY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 13th November I received a war
<lb/>rant from the Mansion House, signed by the Lord Mayor, and endeavoured to find the prisoner—I was not able, to do so—on 13th January I was present at the inquest upon his wife, and on the 15th, in consequence of information, I was at the King's Cross station of the Great Northern Rail
<lb/>way, and saw the prisoner there with Mrs. Garnett—I read the warrant to the prisoner—he said "I never was more surprised; I have a paper in my pocket with an account pf the inquest, and I was going to consult a solicitor about it"—I said "Since the occurrence, your wife having died, the charge against you will be manslaughter"—he made no remark—I found on him a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Police News</hi> of 13th January, containing an account of the adjourned inquest—I produce some letters which I got from the deceased's brother, dated August, 1867, 27th March, 1870, 21st August, 1870, 25th August, 1870, and 19th April, 1871.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-174" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I believe these letters to be in the prisoner's writing, except the two last—those I could not swear to.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-175" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN RAMSAY</persName> </hi>. The deceased was my daughter—I know the prisoner as her husband—I know his handwriting—I believe this letter of 19th August, 1871, to be his writing; also the 2nd of September, 1870—I was not at home on the night of 30th October—when I came home I found a parcel there—I opened it—it contained my daughter's things—I have them here—I did not know until the following day what had become of her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. S. TUCK</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I saw the deceased when she came into the hospital—the wound I saw might have been caused by her leg coming in contact with the wheel of a dray, or by being jammed between the wheel and the kerb, not by striking the kerb or falling on a stone—there would be a considerable difference between striking the wheel and striking a stone—the wheel would be in motion, the stone would not—the wheel may have jammed the limb between itself and the edge of the kerb, or the edge or tire of the wheel may itself have caused the wound—the mere weight of the woman falling and striking her leg against the pavement would not have caused the wound—if I had had no history of the case I should not have attempted to give my opinion of the way in which it was caused—it might have been caused in many ways—it was consistent with the ways I have described, and not consistent with others—it was four inches long on the</p>
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<p>inner side of the left knee-joint—it was not regular at the edges—they were somewhat jagged—it went down to the bone, but did not open the knee
<lb/>joint—I should call it a lacerated wound, rather crescentic in form—I did not see much blood come from it. (
<hi rend="italic">Five letters from the prisoner were put in and read</hi>:—"August, 1867.—Ann, I have seen an answer in the
<hi rend="italic">London Header Journal</hi> that a divorce can be obtained on a charge of cruelty and adultery for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by pleading pauperism, and if you think proper to make that charge against me you can do so, and I will pay for the same, and will give you a few pounds afterwards to set you up in a small business. I suppose you could not live with me after living in adultery with other women; therefore you can do so, as you have plenty of proof of cruelty; as to adultery, I will not deny. I believe I have the money, and will willingly pay it to set you free.")
<hi rend="italic">Each of the four other letters purported to enclose stamps amounting to</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and refused to supply more, complaining of her insolent letters and vile tongue. Two other letters of</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st and</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th December were addressed to the witness Nichols as "Dear James" one of which stated: "Your aunt is not at all well. The letter this morning did not contain any good news, which, of course, makes her very low-spirited. If you only knew her state of mind, you would kick that d—d b—of a woman to pieces. It makes my heart bleed to see her fret, poor dear creature." The latter portion of one of these letters was evidently written by Mrs. Garnett, and signed "E. G.</hi>"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of manslaughter.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before. Mr. Justice Quain.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18720408-342-offence-1 t18720408-name-177"/>Ann Cooney</persName>. He was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-178" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES KING</persName> </hi>. I live at the White Swan, Keat Court, with my daughter—I do not keep the house—on 19th March the deceased Ann Cooney was in one compartment; while she was there the prisoner came in and ordered a pint of half-and-half—I did not hear her say anything to him—she left the compartment she was in and went into the compartment where the prisoner was drinking, and they went out of the house, but I did not see them go—she was alone—I afterwards heard a scrimmage out
<lb/>side on the step, and saw the prisoner push the deceased down—she fell on her back—he did not strike her—she got up directly, and he pushed her down again, she fell on her back—I did not see whether her head struck—she came into the house half an hour afterwards, and I persuaded her to go home—she had been drinking—I saw nothing wrong with her—she came in again about 11 o'clock, with four more females, and had a share of a half-pint of rum, and sat down on a form—she then laid down on the floor, and I did not know she was there till a female came and drew my attention to her, and I went to her and told her to get up—she answered me very crossly—two females took her outside and sat her on the step of the door, and I heard no more till a female came and asked me for some water, as she had fainted away, and in about half an hour they came and told me she was dead.</p>
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<p>—I saw the prisoner pass—he was quite drunk—I saw him push the deceased down three times—she got up each time, and the last time she ran to the corner of George Street, and hit him on the side of the face, pushed him down, and told him she meant to pay him for what he had done to her—that was a quarter of an hour afterwards—she was not
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<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—there were no external marks of injury on the head, but on removing the scalp there were two slight bruises under the surface, and corresponding marks of extravasated blood on the skull—I have heard the evidence—I believe death to have been caused by concussion of the brain from the fall—I found no sign of any other disease.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We hear that she was pushed down backwards three times, and afterwards went in and had some rum, how long would it take to produce death?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There might be a temporary rally, and she would afterwards sink from the cessation of the heart's action, that is so some
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 27). On 20th March I saw the prisoner in a doorway near the White Swan—the deceased's sister came up and said "That is the man that killed my sister"—I took him to the station at 1.30 a.m.—I told him the charge, he said "Me kill a woman! I never killed a woman in my life"—he was quite drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing at all about it. I was very drunk. I know nothing about the woman.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JESSE WHEELER</hi> (23)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-185" type="given" value="ELISHA"/>ELISHA TOMLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi>). On 18th March, about 1 o'clock a.m., I was on duty at Colney Hatch—I saw a fire in an unfinished building belonging to Mr. Hingston, in Brett's Stile Lane, Edmonton—the joists and the boards and flooring were on fire—I saw the prisoner standing against a carpenter's bench close to the fire, right in the centre of the room, looking</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Had you known the prisoner before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not know him when I saw him looking at the fire, but I identified him afterwards—I was five or six yards off when he made the dart—I recognise him by his features—the place was all illuminated—the shavings and pieces of wood caused the fire to flare up to a great height—I did not know his name—I pursued him as soon as he made the dart—the information came to the prosecutor that he had been boasting to his fellow-workmen how he had escaped from me—except for that I did not know who he was, or where to find him—I got his address—he lives about three-quarters of a mile off—he only appeared to lodge there—he drives a horse and cart at the Alexandra Park Exhibition, and works there, carting things backwards and forwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you prepared to swear that this is the man you saw in the building?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I know his features again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN ALDREY"/>JOHN ALDREY HINGSTON</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of Brett's Stile Lane, Colney Hatch—on 18th March, Child called me to the fire at a few minutes to 1 o'clock—I assisted in putting the fire out; but did not see the prisoner—the boards were very much soaked by the weather, which enabled it to be put out sooner, as the fire did not get a hold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Mr. Hingston, I have been locked up three weeks, and I hope you will forgive me; a little tobacco fell from my pipe.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any collection of shavings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, they are cleared out on Saturday night, but we do not sweep them out—this was Sunday night—I do not know the prisoner—the whole of the shavings were burnt to a cinder, but the scaffold boards would not burn, as they were sodden with water—after we had put the fire out, I said to the prisoner "I should not think anybody has done this purposely, I should suppose somebody had come in and laid down, because I do not know that I have an enemy."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"I went to go to Whet
<lb/>stone for a clean shirt on Sunday. I went into a public-house at Colney Hatch, and had some drink instead of going home. I went into the building, laid down and went to sleep. I do not know how the fire came; whether it came out of my pipe or not; it was on fire when I woke up."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had no motive, and I hope you will forgive me; it was an accident.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-343-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</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="t18720408-name-189" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SCOTCHER</persName> </hi>. I am a costermonger, of 2, Pool's Place—on Saturday evening, 6th January, about 6.45, I was in Wheeler Street, Spitalfields, and heard a baby cry in an urinal—I went in and picked it up, its clothes were wet—I took it outside, and sent for a policeman—I carried</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is a gas lamp outside the urinal in the road—there is no lamp in the urinal—I went in for my own purposes, and heard the child cry—I saw no woman—it was not a wet night, but it Was cold—I found the child about 6.30, and delivered it to the porter at the workhouse from 7.30 to 8, having taken it to the station in the meantime—I held it all the time—it was 7 o'clock when I came out of the station—the child's clothes were wet, and I did not have them taken off at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-190" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARSHALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 21). On Saturday evening, 6th January, about 6.45 I saw Scotcher with a child in his arms, in Wheeler Street—I took it to the police-station, and gave a description of the clothing, because we could not see in the streets—we then took it to Whitechapel Workhouse—there was a light about six yards from the urinal attached to the wall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prisoner at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the baby alive?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes. A woman at the station said that only the outside clothes were wet, not the under-clothing; she did not get any food for it at the station; it was taken direct to the work-house—we arrived there at 7.30—water was running in the urinal.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-191" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN JENKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a nurse at the City of London Union, Bow Road—the prisoner was an inmate there for six Weeks—her baby was four days old when she came in—it was a boy—on Saturday, 6th January, the doctor discharged her from the lying-in ward into the nursery—she did not like to go there, and wished to discharge herself—she left at a little after 5 o'clock of her own accord—I dressed her baby—I did not notice the marks on its clothes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She is a German—she cannot talk very plain—she talked very little English—it was a healthy child, but not strong.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she bring her linen with her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, she had a little old suit—that was not the same which she took, away—she had some from the matron—she named her baby, and seemed fond of it; but she did not seem to understand it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-192" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ILOTT</persName> </hi>. I am resident surgeon at the Whitechapel Work-house—on the evening of the 6th January a child was brought in—it is marked in the workhouse books as at 7 o'clock—it was between 7 and 8 o'clock—it was very cold, as if it had been exposed to the weather, and was suffering from the effects of exposure—its hands and feet were cold, and it seemed exhausted—its pulse was feeble—it lived thirteen days, and died on the 19th—during the whole of that time it got gradually weaker—there was an inquest and a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi>—the cause of death was exposure—from the time the child came into the workhouse it never recovered from the effects of what I call exposure; it wasted—it took the breast for two days, and then it was too weak.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We had a wet nurse for it as soon as it came—its clothes getting wet and its being carried through the cold wind did not do it any good—it died from wasting very rapidly—two months is a critical age—I think it was exposed a sufficient time to have great effect on its vital powers—waiting would be accelerated by exposure.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose the moment it was found, the best thing would have been to put it in a warm bath or hot water, and produce a reaction; that would be the proper treatment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I should have handed it over to some woman who would do that—I think it was very unfortunate for a police
<lb/>man and a costermonger to carry it about for two hours, and not apply any heat to its feet.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-193" type="given" value="NAOMI"/>NAOMI KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am a nurse at Whitechapel Union—on 6th January, between 7 and 8 o'clock that evening, Scotcher brought a child there, wrapped up in the large brown shawl in which it was left, and which was very wet—I took it from him—its under-clothing was not wet, but its outer clothing was—it was very cold indeed—it took the breast after it got a little warmth by the fire—everything that could he was done for it, but it died on the 19th—it took the breast well for the first two days, and then it seemed to waste.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was brought in on a very windy and wet night—the shawl was soaking wet, and there was mud on it, as if it had lain in the mud—I do not know the precise time it was brought, but I know I got it warm and comfortable before the 8 o'clock bell rang.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-194" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PITMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 17). I saw the prisoner on 8th January in Wentworth Street, Spitalfields, about three-quarters of a mile from this place—I told her the charge, but could not understand her—I took her to the station, and an interpreter was sent for.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720408-name-195" type="given" value="LEOPOLD WILLIAM"/>LEOPOLD WILLIAM CARAMELLI</persName> </hi>. I was called, and interpreted the charge to the prisoner—she speaks a dialect partly Polish and partly Hebrew—she comes from Prussian Poland, and I believe she is a Jewess—she said that she merely went there to rest, and put the child there, and went away for a short time, and when she came back it was gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a
<hi rend="italic">patois</hi> with which I am well acquainted.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy-Recorder.</hi> </p>
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