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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. LXXVI.</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, May 6th, 1872, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. 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;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR GEORGE WILSHIRE BRAMWELL</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-1" type="given" value="JOHN BARNARD"/>SIR JOHN BARNARD BYLES</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-4" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCRAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-5" 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="t18720506-name-6" 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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</hi>, Knt., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi>, Knt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-8" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER CROSLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GIBBONS, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two start</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, May</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th, and Tuesday, May</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognizances in</hi> 150
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<hi rend="italic">Six Weeks' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognizances to appear and receive judgment when called upon.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried these days, see Essex, Kent, and Surrey Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-26" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WELLS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the King's Arms, Great College Street, Westminster—on 5th April, the prisoner and four or five other men and women came in for some half-and-half, they all drank out of the same pot,</p>
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<p>and then two of them had a pint of
<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi> in another pot—the half-and-half came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the prisoner gave me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he then called for two of gin cold and put down a half-crown—he was in conversa
<lb/>tion with me and I did not notice it, but put it into the till and gave him a florin and fourpence—I then went to my tea and left him in the bar—there was no other half-crown in the till—when I returned he was in another compartment, which is a dark passage—I served him there with a glass of ale and he put down a half-crown, I tried it, found it was bad and gave it to him back—he picked it up, put it in his pocket and gave me two penny pieces—I then went to the till and found that the other half-crown was bad; there was nothing else there but shillings and sixpences—I then asked him for the half-crown he had put in his pocket—he said he did not know what I meant—he had not taken anything up at all—I said that if he did not give it up I would send for a policeman—he then threw down a florin—I asked him for another sixpence and he rushed to the door—the potman stopped him and I gave him in charge—the barmaid said in his hearing "He gave me a half-crown while you were at tea" giving it to me—I saw him searched at the station, two bad half-crowns were found on him and he had the one in his hand which I had given him—I knew it by where I bit it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did the others remain in the bar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Till the half-and-half was drank, and then they went out and left you alone—I did not receive a half-crown from them, it was sixpence—the good half-crown you offered me was a George III.—I told the Magistrate I knew it by biting it, and by it being smooth—I did not say "Here is another one, I will make you a present of this."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I keep a separate till to the other barmaid.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-27" type="given" value="CAROLINE ANN"/>CAROLINE ANN LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the King's Arms—after the last witness left I remained in the bar, and the prisoner asked me for two of gin cold—he gave me a half-crown—I put it in the till, and gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—that was not the same till which the last witness used—there were no other half-crowns there, the till had just been cleared, and there were only shillings and sixpences there—I mentioned it to the last witness when she came back, and gave her the half-crown—it was found to be bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-28" type="given" value="JOHN LUXTON"/>JOHN LUXTON VENNER</persName> </hi>. I am a cheesemonger—I was present when Ellen Wells served the prisoner—she took the half-crown of him, and as she went to the till she said that it was bad, and gave it back to him, and he put down 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and then she went to the till again and looked, and said "This is a bad one which you gave me before," and he gave her a florin back—she said "If you don't give me the right change I will give you in charge; catch hold of him, Mr. Venner!" and I caught hold of him—he said "Let me go"—I said "Not yet; you have not paid for what you have had"—he said to the barmaid "Take the 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out, and that will make us right for the other half-crown"—he was then given in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you positive she gave me change out of the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; you gave her the shilling after the prosecutor came—you did not make much attempt to escape, for I had you pretty tight—I did not see you in the other bar.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-29" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL PARNELL</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the King's Arms—I helped to detain the prisoner, and found these two half-crowns on the floor where he had been standing five or six minutes after he had gone—I ran after the police
<lb/>man and handed them to him—I afterwards marked a "P" on each, by which I recognise them—one is whole and one broken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-30" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL CAUSLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 386). I took the prisoner and searched him at the station—I found these two bad half-crowns in the breast pocket of his under-coat, one is a George III. and one a Victoria—the potman gave me these three half-crowns (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I thought one of them was good, but broke it in trying it—I produce another half-crown, which Ellen Wells gave me—I found on the prisoner 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of which 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was in bronze—four of the half-crowns are of George III. and one of Victoria.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-31" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These five half-crowns are bad, and four of them are from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I put down a Victoria half-crown, and the barmaid said "This is another bad half-crown, take it and be off about your busi
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<lb/>maid, I never had anything of her at all; she said first that it was a Victoria half-crown, and now she says that it was not. A man that passes bad money would not be so foolish as to go in with a lot of bad half-crowns. Being vexed at finding she had another bad one in the till she says that I gave it to her, not wishing her master and mistress to know it. There were plenty of people in the house, and it is very hard to put it upon me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BROWN</hi> (38)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-33" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Commercial Tavern, Shoreditch—on 14th April I served the prisoner with a pint of beer, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—he gave me a shilling.—I broke it in the detector and gave the pieces to the housekeeper, who went over to him and said "This is a bad shilling"—he said "I am not aware of it"—she said "You can see it is a bad one"—he brought out two or three shillings' worth of silver and copper, and gave her copper—he then said "I will have another pint," and he paid for that with good money—two detectives then came in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURROUGHS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 35). On 14th April, I was called to the Commercial Tavern by the potboy, and the prisoner was given into my charge with this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he said that he did not know it was bad, and they did not charge him.</p>
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<persName id="t18720506-name-35" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-35" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE POTTER</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Royal Randan, Bethnal Green—on 20th April I served the prisoner with a glass of ale which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a half crown—I saw that it was bad, and gave it to my husband, who broke it and gave the prisoner in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-36" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN POTTER</persName> </hi>. My wife gave me a bad half-crown on 20th April—I broke it and asked him if he knew what it was; he said "A half-crown, I believe, I hope you are not going to say it is a bad one"—I said "It is," and went out for a constable, and gave the pieces to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-37" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL MILLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 274). I took the prisoner and told him the charge—he said he was not aware it was bad, and he hoped they would not give him into custody—I searched him, and found three half
<lb/>pence on him—Mr. Potter gave me these pieces of a half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<persName id="t18720506-name-38" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These pieces of a shilling and a half-crown are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "It was my misfortune to get that piece of money. I have no idea where I got the half-crown. I am an innocent man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I got the half-crown and shilling in payment for a day's work, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., at Hay's Wharf, Minories. It was an old worn half-crown,</p>
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<p>and I thought bad money had a new appearance. I am quite innocent, and am suffering for other people's misdeeds. All that the witnesses have said is perfectly true.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SMITH</hi> (46)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720506-name-40" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-40" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GRIFFIN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Newland, Griffin & Co., wine merchants, of High Street, Shoreditch—the prisoner has been in the habit of coming there—she came at the end of last year for 1½
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin, and gave me a bad sixpence—I broke it, told her it was bad, and she paid me with good silver—I threw the sixpence away—she came again about a month afterwards, and again two months after that, and offered me a bad sixpence—I told her it was bad, and that she was in the habit of passing bad money, and if she did it again I should give her in charge—about three weeks afterwards she. came again for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin, and tendered a bad sixpence—she said she did not know it was bad—on every occasion she paid me with good money after the bad was found out—she came the fourth time on 19th April, for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin, and gave me a bad sixpence, I broke it, and sent for a constable, and gave the prisoner in custody with the sixpence—it was very soft—she said that she had not been there before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You are mistaken, I was never there before, I was travelling in the country at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am not mistaken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-41" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR AKERS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Unicorn public-house, Shoreditch—on 13th April I served the prisoner with 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin, she gave me a bad shilling—I told her it was bad before I took it up—she said that she got it in change for a half-sovereign, and if I broke it she would have no more money—I broke it in three pieces, and she left without drinking the gin.
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never gave you a bad shilling, you are swearing false.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATLING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman GR</hi> 10). Mr. Griffin gave the prisoner into my charge with the sixpence, and told me in her presence that she had been there on three previous occasions—she said nothing—she was searched at the station, and two good sixpences and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper found on her, but one of the sixpences was given her in change for the shilling which she gave in lieu of the bad sixpence.</p>
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<persName id="t18720506-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720506-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720506-name-43" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18720506-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know the sixpence was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-391-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BROWN</hi> (28)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720506-name-45" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-45" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BARKER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Norfolk Anns, Essex Road—on 20th April, about 11 o'clock at night, my barmaid, Eliza Ely, served the prisoner with some gin and water, which came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he threw down a half-crown—she brought it to me, and I found it was bad—he gave me a good sixpence, and I gave him back the half-crown—the prisoner afterwards; showed it to me again.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 189). On 20th April I watched the prisoner, and saw him go into the Norfolk Arms—I waited at the door in consequence of what the barman said—the prisoner came out about five minutes afterwards, and I followed him 100 or 150 yards, stopped</p>
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<p>him, and asked him what was the matter—he said "I know what you want me for, the bad half-crown"—he took out his purse and took a bad half-crown out of it—he refused to let me search him—I took him to the station—he gave his name, Michael Cawley, and the inspector allowed him to go.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he threw down a half-crown in a very peculiar way; it made a chink as if it was good silver—I looked at it, and he said "Don't you like that? I will give you other money," and tendered a good shilling—I said "I shall not change your money," and gave him in charge with the half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). I took the prisoner—he said he re
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<hi rend="italic">Johnson.</hi> You are speaking false; you never saw me with this man at all.</p>
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<lb/>man—the prisoner said he would go for one himself, and was trying to edge towards the door—I said to Baker "Look out, Baker, he will be out at the door"—he had one hand in his breast pocket—he pulled it out, knocked Baker back, pulled one door open, and ran down the street—I said "After him, Baker, and lock him up"—after I had been out and come back I saw the two female prisoners with Green—I afterwards saw ten or twelve round bits of blue paper, screwed up, down the area of 8, Westmoreland Place—I marked the half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-57" type="given" value="AMOS"/>AMOS BAKER</persName> </hi>. I went after Martin—he ran hard enough to burst the door open at 10, Collingwood Street—I ran after him about 120 yards—he ran into a house, and closed the door—I waited till a constable came, went in with him, and found Martin inside the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-58" type="given" value="AMY MARIA"/>AMY MARIA HAND</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother, at 8, Westmoreland Place—on 12th April, I was going into the kitchen, heard a noise, looked up, and saw Green scuffling with these two women—I heard a chink, and saw one of the women's hands behind her, and throw the blue paper packets—I went up to the door, and saw Green take the women away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-59" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA HAND</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness—I was in the kitchen with her, and heard a noise—I went into the front kitchen, and saw the pieces of blue paper in the area, but I did not see them drop—I went up to the front door, and saw Green take the women—I unlocked the area door, and saw Bloomfield pick up the blue papers—no one had been in the area in the meantime.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 83). I took Martin out of the house, and as soon as I got out I saw Green holding the two females—he gave them into my custody for being concerned with Martin—I received a half-crown from King, which I marked—I searched Martin, and found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver, and a penny on him—the prisoners said that they did not know each other—7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper was found on Williams, and on Johnson 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown not in paper is bad—here are ten others, all bad, and from the same mould as the one passed—the shillings are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Martin's Defence.</hi> I met Brown, and we met these two females, who we were entirely ignorant of. Brown changed a shilling, which turned out to be bad. I put the half-crown down, which I should not have done if I had not been drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson's Defence.</hi>—I am innocent I do not know who threw it down. I believe it was Brown.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARTIN</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi> and
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-64" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMART</persName> </hi>. I keep the Grapes at Houndsditch—on 10th February, I saw my barmaid serve the prisoner—she has left me since—I saw the prisoner put down a shilling, which she passed to me—I found it was bad, and gave the prisoner in charge with the shilling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). The prisoner was given into my charge—he said on the way to the station that he had sold his boots for a half-crown, and received the shilling in payment—he said that he had been drinking all day, and what would not a man do when he was in liquor—he was taken to the Police Court, remanded, and discharged—he was very violent at the station, and tore up his trowsers and boots—I was obliged to get him another suit.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I received the prisoner in charge from the last witness—he said he must have received the sixpence at a public-house, for he had been drinking all day—I took him to the station—two half
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What state was I in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You pretended to be drunk, but you could walk as well as me—I told the Magistrate you were drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are two medals made to represent a shilling and a sixpence; they are brass, silvered over.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I sold a pair of boots for a half crown, and got these in change. I had been drinking. I always thought bad money would bend. I was honourably discharged by the Alderman at Guildhall, and then I came across this sixpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HASKETT</persName> </hi>. On 28th April, about 3.30 a.m., I was in Star Road, Fulham—I heard a noise at the church as if of the breaking of glass—I ran up as near as I could without being seen—I heard the noise again, and saw a dark object moving at the church window—I saw it go away towards a fence—I went there and came up to the prisoner, who was behind the fence—I said "Halloa! I have you"—he said "Stop till I have done up my trowsers"—I said "Is there anybody with you?"—he said "So help me God there is not"—at the place where he was stooping I found this communion cloth, three stoles, and two hoods—I asked him which way he got in—he said "Find out"—I took him to the station, returned with Sergeant Brooker, and found the church window smashed, 2 ft 8 in. high, and the glass driven inside, and there was room for a man to get in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you whistle and call a civilian from the road?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes;</p>
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<p>I do not think he is here—you used no violence—you were twenty or thirty yards from where I found the plunder—you were stooping down as if to conceal yourself—your trowsers were not down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-72" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>REV. JOHN HENRY CARDWELL</persName> </hi>. I am Minister of St. Andrew's Church, Fulham—these things are my property—I saw them safe on Thursday evening, three days before 28th April—the robes were in the vestry, and the com
<lb/>munion cloth was wrapped up on the table—they were worth about 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROOKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I went to the church and found the window broken and the church in a regular upset—the books from the communion table had been taken down to the door, and the cloth was gone—I went to the prisoner's cell and saw "Teddy"—he said "Well, Mr. Brooker, I suppose I shall go now"—I produced to him this piece of paper, which I found in a book in the church—he said that he wrote it, and took the ink and inkstand down to the door, and sat on a seat to do it—on the paper is written "It is very strange that you would not leave the money, good night"—he also said that he broke the window with a half brick and got in, and that he got out the same way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Why don't you speak the truth, and not tell a confounded lot of lies?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have spoken the truth. I did not ask you where you got the piece of paper from—you did not say "What have I to do with the paper? perhaps you wrote it yourself."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How would he have light to write it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A lamp outside shines in full on the seats.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">REV. J. H. CARDWELL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The word "sacrament" written in pencil on this paper is my writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have been working in Staffordshire ever since I had eighteen months from this Court—I was too late to go home, and thought I would lay in the straw rick and sleep a few hours, and before I went there I went behind the fence, and the constable ran and took me—I am sure they did not see me lurking about the place, for I was not there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-396-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction of burglary, at this Court, in June</hi> 1870,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**†—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MILLWARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCINTOSH</persName> </hi>. I am a type founder—on Saturday night, 23rd March, I was in a public-house in Long Lane with Cockrane, and saw the prisoner there—we were drinking together—I was drunk—I tossed with the prisoner for two pints of beer and won, but he would not pay and I knocked him down—he got up again, made a butt at me and missed me—we had a fight—the prisoner being drunk hit my friend, and his hat fell off—I went to pick it up and was stabbed, but by whom I do not know—two or three people took me to St. Bartholomew's Hospital—I remained there some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was drunk, and so was Cockrane—we were in the public-house from 8 o'clock at night till 11.40—I have received 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. com
<lb/>pensation—not from the prisoner's friends, from a stranger.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COCKRANE</persName> </hi>. I am a stoker, of Corporation Buildings, Farringdon Road—on 25th March I was in a public-house in Long Lane, and saw the prisoner there—he and McIntosh tossed for a pot of beer—the prisoner lost—a fight ensued, and they got turned out—I went out the prisoner</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you go to the father and make a claim against the son for having damaged your clothes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but the father gave me a sovereign for the recompense to my clothes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-78" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer, employed at Messrs. Bishop's, Little Britain—on Saturday night, 23rd March, I was in Long Lane, and saw the prisoner fighting with Cockrane—the prisoner said "Which is the one?" and he had a struggle with him, and Cockrane knocked him down every time he came up—the prisoner then
<hi rend="italic">sparred</hi> up to him, and I saw him with a knife in his hand, with which he stabbed the man in the thigh—I did not see him do it, because there were two or three using knives.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM VENNESS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On Saturday night, or early on Sunday morning, I heard a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> in Long Lane, and found McIntosh bleeding from the thigh—he pointed out the prisoner, who was struggling to get away from four or five persons—I pinned him against the wall, and Willcott put this knife into my hand, and said in his presence "This is the knife"—I heard him ask his wife for a knife—she said "Don't take the knife"—he said "Yes, give me the knife," and he took it and ran across and asked who it was, and when his hat was knocked off he ran and stabbed him—I never let go of his hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHNSON"/>WILLIAM JOHNSON WALSHAM</persName> </hi>—I am house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—I examined the prisoner—he had a punctured wound, which might have been caused by this knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It might have been caused by any other knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSERS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLADE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-83" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am travelling clerk in the Missing Letter Depart
<lb/>ment of the General Post Office—the prisoner was a sorter at the Eastern District Office—on 13th April, I made up a letter, and enclosed in it 210 penny postage stamps, addressed "To the Editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Fisherman's Guide,</hi> Crane Court"—I put them in an envelope with an adhesive seal, and handed it to Mr. Stephens with instructions to post—shortly after 1 o'clock, the prisoner was brought to my private room, and I said to him "A letter addressed to the Editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Fisherman's Guide</hi> is missing, do you know anything about it?"—he said "No"—Rumbold then searched him, but found nothing on him—he was asked if he had another coat—he said "Yes, down stairs"—Mr. Haynes, who was present, went down and fetched the coat, and asked the prisoner if it was his—he said "Yes"—Rumbold took a number of postage stamps from the pocket—the prisoner made a rush</p>
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<p>at them, but Rumbold interfered—I identified the stamps, and said to the prisoner "Those stamps were enclosed in a letter addressed to the Editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Fisherman's Guide,</hi> where did you get them from?"—he said, "I don't know nothing about them"—he was given in custody—the stamps are marked—here are 210 of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was spoken to in the postmaster's private room—he had been called from the sorting office—I asked him if he had a cupboard—he said "Yes"—I don't remember his telling me that the key was in the cupboard—he described to me what kind of coat his was, and on what peg it was hanging—he gave me every assistance—when the coat was brought up he was asked if it was his, and when the stamps were taken out he used some such expression as "Good God, what are they, I know nothing about them."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-84" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am an overseer of letter carriers—on 13th April Mr. Gardner gave me a letter to post, addressed "To the Editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Fisherman's Guide"</hi> and I posted it about 12.40 at the Eastern District office—I then jumped into a cab and searched the Eastern District office letter bag, and the letter was not there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-85" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAYNES</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of letter carriers at the Eastern District office—on 13th April, about 11.40, I took a letter out of the box addressed "To the Editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Fisherman's Guide,</hi> 5, Crane Court, Fleet Street"—I had received instructions—I stamped it, sorted it to the W. C. district, and saw it taken by the prisoner to his desk—it was his duty to turn it out as a mis-sort, and pass it on to the E. C. district—he was the sorter to the W. C. district, and Billett was making up the E. C. bag—there was a box for mis-sorts on the right side of each—it was the prisoner's duty to put it into the box, but they do not always do that, they merely pass it over—I was present when Mr. Gardner questioned the prisoner in the postmaster's room, and heard him asked whether he had a coat—I went down and fetched it—I found it on the third peg in the kitchen, where the prisoner told me, and took it up stairs, handed it to the officer, and saw the pockets emptied and a bundle of stamps found.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> About six coats were hanging up in the kitchen on the left-hand side—I did not observe the other side—it was merely hanging by the inside of the collar with the inside towards the peg in the regular way—the inside breast pocket was concealed, doubled up—over forty people were employed in the room where the prisoner was—a mis-sorted letter may sometimes be flung on the General sorting table—after the prisoner had sorted his letters for the W. C. district he would go to fetch some newspapers—he would not pass the General sorting table only at its very extreme end—he does not stand a yard from it—he could fling a letter there, but it was against his duty to do anything but put it in the mis-sort box, although the man was standing next who ought to have received it—mis-sorted letters on the General sorting table are restamped for the next hour—they are in the legal custody of the senior stamper, but he does not wait there all the time—there is nobody there to look after them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The General sorting table is on one side and the Town sorting table on the other—supposing a sorter picked out a letter which was not in his district, the effect would be to postpone it for an hour—I should not put a town letter there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When a letter is put in a mis-sort box, when is it re
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-86" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BELLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a sorter in the E. C. district office—on 13th April I was making up letters for the Central district, and the prisoner stood by my side making up letters for the W. C. district—I saw him take a rather bulky letter in his hand, feel it, and put it on a little shelf on his right side, I and while he was sorting his letters I saw that it was addressed "To the Editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Fisherman's Guide,</hi> 5, Crane Court, Fleet Street"—after he had sorted his letters he took that letter and took it away with him, and I saw no more of it—my attention had been called to the test letter, so that I was watching.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had five or six more letters to sort when he had finished his, which would take me a quarter of a minute—he went to the end of the office to take his newspapers, and he tied his bag and went into the street—he had to go out and dispatch the City cart and to receive a cart from the City, and check and sign way bills—the letter was in his hand all that time—he then went into the kitchen and I did not notice him any further—about two minutes after he had gone I made a communication—I did not go outside when he was removing the carts, but the letter was in his hand when he went to the table to get his newspapers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> After dispatching the cart he went to the kitchen where his coat was—it was about an hour after that, that I saw him called up by the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-87" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RUMBOLD</persName> </hi>. I am a constable attached to the post-office—on 13th April I was there with Mr. Gardner, who said to the prisoner "A letter is missing attached to the Editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Fisherman's Guide,</hi> 5, Crane Court, Fleet Street," and asked him if he knew anything about it—he said "No"—he was searched and nothing found on him—I asked him if he had another coat—he said "Yes"—it was brought up, I searched it and found a number of postage stamps and other papers, and the prisoner said "Good God, how did they come there; I did not put them there"—in the same pocket was a letter addressed "Mr. W. Porker," some memoranda, and a small book with the name of Parker in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I asked him whether he had a cupboard—there was no concealment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. BELLETT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I looked into the mis-sort box, and the letter was not there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You said you saw him take the latter away from the sorting box; how long did you see it in his hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Till he got to the W. C. box—nobody else could see it, he had it so concealed under his hand—there was an attempt to conceal it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W SLEIGH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-90" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN DENMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 141, High Street, Camden Town—on Friday evening, 12th April, I left home about 10 o'clock—my premises were then safe—I returned about 12.20 and found the shutters wrenched off both hinges, and the shop door burst open—I missed 187
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from a desk, and about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in halfpence, three rings, two pins, a woollen scarf, and great coat—there was 56
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes, 78
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cheques, and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of sixpences—I found this pawn-ticket (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in my bed-room</p>
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<p>—it does not belong to me—the name of Thacker is on it—I identify this scarf because it was too long for me, and was cut in half and joined in the middle—I have cuffs to match it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who altered it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The person who made it for me—she sells them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-91" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL KINGDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer S</hi>). On the morning of 13th April, I searched Mr. Denman's premises, and found an entry had been made by forcing open the back parlour window—a desk was forced open—I took this pawn-ticket to the pawnbroker, Mr. Tubb, of the Caledonian Road, and found the prisoner there, redeeming several articles of wearing apparel—in consequence of information I received, I followed him to 20, Collier Street, Islington—I did not go in—I left and returned again in the evening, and he was not at home—I visited the place several times, and placed constables to watch, but he did not come—another officer took him—I afterwards searched his lodging, and found this comforter in his box, also this screw-driver, which I compared with the marks on the window, which had been forced, and it fitted exactly, and the same kind of paint is on it as is on the window sill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is no handle to it, but there was a handle which would fit it on the premises, it also fitted this file—the screw-driver was produced three times in evidence, but the paint was plainly discernible on it at first; there is a very small portion on it now—it was in this bent state.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720506-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720506-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-92" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PURNELL</persName> </hi>. I assist Mr. Lumsden, a furniture dealer, of 36, Chapel Street—on 13th April, four persons came there—the prisoner is one of them, he came first with another young man about 5.30, they said that they would be back in half-an-hour; they were going to meet their wives, and they came back with two young women, and both made purchases to the amount of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether—they all had gold, and the prisoner said to one of the females "You might as well give him a note to change for you"—she said "I think I have enough gold without changing"—I made them out two bills with receipt stamps, but the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill is not produced—I after
<lb/>wards saw the goods at Albany Street station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the Police Court that he had gold—I said that they all paid money, and that one of the women said "I think I have enough gold without changing a note, my dear"—some money had been previously paid, and afterwards they said "I think there is so and so which will suit us"—the other people bought these articles—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at the bill</hi>)—and the other young man and the shortest of the females paid 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the bill of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. belonged to the prisoner—that is not produced—10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was all that they spent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The bill for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was made out in the name of Perry, which was the name the prisoner gave.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WESTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer S</hi>). On 13th April, I went with Kingdon to 22, Collier Street—while standing at the street door, the prisoner opened it—he saw us, I believe, and immediately slammed the door in my face—I knocked, and the landlord opened it—we could not find the prisoner, though we searched the garden and to the top of the house—about 12 o'clock on Monday, I went to the house again, and while I was there, the prisoner and another man came there, the prisoner asked for the landlord—a woman said "He is out; I am the wife, what do you want?"—the prisoner said "This is my broker" producing this agreement, signed "William Perry;"</p>
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<p>"I want you to hand over all the goods the room contains, when he is ready to fetch them"—I produce this stamped receipt "Received of Mr. J. Holmes 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for goods, at 22, Collier Street, Pentonville, William Perry"—I asked Holmes how he was going to give 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for goods without seeing them?—he said "Oh yes, to a Mend who I know"—I then told the prisoner I was a policeman, and should take him in custody for a burglary at 141, High Street, Camden Town, on the night of the 12th—he said "I know nothing about it, if you put a hand on me I will kick your b—y entrails out"—I afterwards found these two bills made out to the other parties.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, of 2, Holly Road, Kentish Town—on the morning after 13th April, the prisoner came to my house and said that he wanted to tell his furniture as he was going into the country—he told me he was going to sell a certain number of articles, I believe they are enumerated here—I bought them, and paid him 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. without looking at them, and I gave him sovereigns.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-95" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GULVIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 207). On Friday night week, 12th April I was on duty in High Street, Camden Town, and at a few minutes past 12 o'clock I saw a short man standing outside No. 143—the prose
<lb/>cutor's is 141—I walked on my beat, and on returning met the prisoner and the short man whom I had seen before—I afterwards went to the police-station and picked out the prisoner from a number of others as the man I had seen that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made no mistake about the time—I have not seen the other man since—they had nothing bulky with them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-96" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18720506-name-96" type="surname" value="SIMMONDS"/>
<interp inst="t18720506-name-96" type="given" value="SAMUIL"/>SAMUIL SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the house where the prisoner lodged—on Saturday night, after the prisoner left, a boy called, and I went to the corner of the street and saw the prisoner and another man—just before that two detectives had been there—the prisoner asked me if I knew them—I said "They were on business, why?"—he said "We thought they were detectives"—I said "Oh, what do they want you for?"—he said "We are deserters," and that if I would meet him on Sunday night at the Talbot in the Caledonian Road and give him all the information I could, he would make it all right with me—I went and he met me half-way—I wanted him to go to the Talbot, but he would not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They both spoke, but I will not swear that the prisoner used the expression that they were deserters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720506-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720506-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720506-name-97" type="surname" value="DAY"/>
<interp inst="t18720506-name-97" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DAY</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 176, Copenhagen Street—the prisoner has been in the habit of pledging at my house in the name of Thacker—on the 13th April he came and redeemed articles amounting to 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he paid principally in sixpences—he said he should not have to trouble me for some time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-98" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE NELSON</persName> </hi>. This is Mr. Denman's scarf—I have been in the habit of washing it, and knew the marks on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I keep no people to assist me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-399-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at Clerkenwell in January,</hi> 1870.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720506-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720506-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-99" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WARD</persName> </hi>. I was present at Clerkenwell on 3rd January, 1870, when
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-100" type="given" value="WILLOUGHBY"/>Willoughby Lester</persName> was convicted of breaking into a dwelling-house, and sentenced totwelve months' imprisonment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It was my twin brother—I am deformed in the left hand and he is not—being deformed, I couldnot do hard labour.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> The man who was convicted was deformed in the left hand—I did not state at the Police Court that he had a deformed hand, I was not asked—I took him in custody, and noticed that his left little finger was rather crooked—I mean to say that the man who was convicted on the 3rd January was deformed. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's left hand little finger was crooked</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">A photograph appended to the certificate of conviction was handed to the Jury.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18720506-400-offence-1 t18720506-name-102"/>Frede
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-103" type="given" value="HENRY ARMSTRONG"/>HENRY ARMSTRONG RAWLINGS, M. R. C. S</persName> </hi>. On 2nd April I saw Mr. Picton at the Kentish Town Station, and found a punctured wound exactly in the centre of his breast, through the nipple—it divided no vessels of importance, it only went through the gland—it was half-an-inch deep, and might have been caused by this knife (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHERWIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Wellesley Road, Kentish Town—on 2nd April, about 7.30, I had just come from the factory and went into the George IV., Kentish Town—I heard words between the prisoner and the prosecutor, and the prisoner pulled out a knife and made a stab at the prosecutor, but I did not see the wound—I threw the prisoner down and took this knife out of his hand—I do not think he was sober—he told me he had been asleep.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-105" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PICTEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 44, Preston Street, Camden Town—on 2nd April, I was in the factory, in Mansfield Place—the prisoner came into the yard at 2 o'clock—I knew him—he had no right there—he began to pull all the bricks out of the furnace—about 5.30 I was in the George IV. with Sherwin, having a drop of beer—the prisoner came in and said "You are too b—y big for me to fight, I can't fight you"—I said "I do not want to fight"—he said "That is what I will do for you, you b—," and put a knife into me—I did not threaten to punch his nose—I saw a stick there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was not I employed by the man who employed you at the factory?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not say I would give you a punch or two on the nose.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-106" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL SOPP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 54). I took the prisoner on 2nd April, and said "You are charged with stabbing a man"—he said "I have done nothing."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I said "I have done nothing," and I did not know that I had
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "All I have to say, your Worship, is, that the man came up to me and said he would give me a punch in the nose. I was cutting a piece of stick with my knife, he came up to carry out his threat, I put up my hand to stop him, and the knife struck him. I did it accidentally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am a hardworking man, with a wife and children, and have not the means to get Counsel to defend me. I went to the factory where the prosecutor is employed, and borrowed a sack, and went to take the soot, and he said if I did not go he would give me a punch in the nose. About two hours afterwards I was cutting some bread and cheese with my knife in the public-house, and the prosecutor came in with his witness, and rushed at me to strike me. I put up my arm and he fell on the knife, in
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-109" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NORTON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to John Dicker, a pawnbroker, of 1, Cornwall Terrace—on Saturday night, the 13th, about 10 o'clock, I was behind my counter—I heard a smash of glass, ran out, and saw the prisoner in custody—he said that he was drunk and was pushed into the window—I went to the Police Court and charged him, and when I returned I missed stock value 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—these are three of my price tickets, they were on articles taken out of the shop—one was brought into the shop—I cannot say where it was found, but one was found under the window, and one in window.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 146). I took the prisoner in the shop—he said he was the worse for drink and some one pushed him against the window—I did not see the chains—this large granite stone was handed to me by a man, who said he took it out of the window.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-112" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WARREN</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at Si Ann's Place, Limehouse—I picked up this ticket outside the shop after the shutters were up—I took it to my father.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> From the time I turned my light on to the time I took the prisoners was from five to seven minutes—I saw marks on the railings where they had dropped over.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They pretended to be drunk—I searched them at the station, but found no burglarious instruments on them—one of them had a knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-131" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Edwards, of the School House, St. James the Great, Bethnal Green—I am the sextoness of the church—I signed this signature as one of the witnesses—this certificate corresponds exactly with the register—I was present at the marriage on 29th September, 1867—I do not recognise the prisoner, but he knew me again—he told me so when I went to see him in prison.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Yes, I did tell her so—I do not deny the first marriage, but I deny that I am the woman's husband, because she has another husband living, but it is out of my power to find him; he is kept back, but she cannot say that he is dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-132" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY JONES</persName> </hi>. I live at 527, Liverpool Road—I was married to the prisoner on 16th April last—I knew him first on 14th February, he repre
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I tell you that I had been married before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I knew you four months before you told me, and you said that you had never lived with her or supported her at all, but I found out afterwards that you had lived with her up to that time—you know you lived with her up to the 15th—your wife told me you only left her on that Monday, and you were married to her on the Tuesday—you did not tell me who your first wife was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in a public-house in Hoxton twelve months ago, and a man there told me that he was George Fuller, and told me all this woman's life, and I have taxed her with it, and she cannot deny it. William Kirby has been looking after him, and I hoped he would produce him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">William Kirby being called did not appear.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Byles.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-408-18720506 t18720506-408-punishment-23"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy-Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WEBSTER</hi> (38)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. B. KELLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GLYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CURRIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-137" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN STUBBINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 111). I am warrant officer at the Thames Police Court—I produce an original summons, dated 30th March, signed by Mr. Paget, addressed to James Donovan, and also a summons to James Ives and William Marr—on the Friday following, the 30th March, those three persons appeared at the Police Court. (
<hi rend="italic">The summons against James Donovan was</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">Unlawfully using violence to Dennis Crawley with a view to coerce him, he being a workman, to quit his employment."</hi>) The other two summonses are exactly the same, addressed to William Marr and James Ives.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-138" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PYER</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk at the Thames Police Court—I was present on 5th April when James Donovan appeared to that summons—I produce notes of the evidence which was taken—several witnesses were called to prove the assaults, and some were called for the defence, amongst whom was the. defendant, Thomas Webster—he was sworn—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "I live at 4, King Street—I am a coal-heaver—I was in Glasshouse Street on the morning in question—I saw the defendant (Donovan), Marr, and Ives there—I saw Crawley also there, and A crowd fighting with another man named Quill—the defendant was in the crowd—he never struck Crawley—I never saw him—if he did strike him I must have seen him—the defendant did not strike Crawley while I was there—I was there till the latter end of it—after they passed us by I went away—I was looking for work—I did not hear the man fighting with Crawley say anything—I heard Crawley Bay that he would break our club up, and that the money should be spent in drink—I am a member of the club—neither the defendant nor myself took any notice of this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't swear whether Connell was there or not—I did not see him—I will swear the defendant did not strike the complainant.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have worked with the defendant three years—he is a quiet, hard-working man.
<hi rend="italic">By the Magistrate.</hi> I am one of the committee of the club—I can't say what the row was about—I did not hear any one call the complainant a cock-eyed bastard—we have this rule, that no member shall work for less than 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per five tons.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Previous to this summons a summons had been issued for a common assault, but I was not present at the hearing of that case—I know that the case was withdrawn at the suggestion of the Magistrate—another summons was issued, in which the defendant, and Ives, and Marr were included, that was withdrawn, and a suggestion was made that separate summonses should be taken in order that each defendant might be called as a witness for the other—the summons was not dismissed—it was with
<lb/>drawn at the suggestion of the Magistrate—it was not heard—I have no recollection of the case beyond the evidence on my notes—the notes were read over by the Magistrate, and each witness was asked whether they were correct, and they said they were.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> in cross-examination the defendant said, "I could not swear whether Crawley was there or not—I will swear the defendant did not strike him."</p>
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<persName id="t18720506-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-139" type="given" value="SIDNEY GEORGE"/>SIDNEY GEORGE THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am second clerk at the Thames Police Court—I was acting-clerk on the 6th April, when the summons against William Marr was gone into—Webster was called as a witness on his be
<lb/>half—I took notes of his evidence—he was sworn. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "I saw Crawley fighting with Quill—there was a crowd there—neither Marr, Donovan, nor I struck complainant—I must have seen them if they had done so.") Dennis Crawley was the complainant in that summons—on the same day the summons against James Ives was also taken—Webster was sworn as a witness on his behalf—he said "I swear Ives never spoke to Crawley, nor did any of the three strike him; I must have seen it if it had occurred"—the Magistrate cautioned the witness, and then he said: "I swear positively that neither Donovan, Ives, nor Marr struck Crawley; if either of them had done so I must have seen it"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was present when the other summonses were with
<lb/>drawn—on the first occasion it was withdrawn because it was a summons for a common assault, and in the second case it was withdrawn because the solicitor wished it drawn in this form: "That they assaulted him with a view to coerce"—Counsel objected to the form of the summons, and the Magistrate decided to adjourn it, and then it was withdrawn—I don't recollect when Webster was giving his evidence, that he was asked whether he had seen Donovan strike Crawley—I have no doubt he was—I can't recollect whether when he was asked "Did you see Donovan strike Crawley?" he said "I did not"—I don't remember whether he was asked "Were you present with Donovan?" or that he said "I was;" or whether he was then asked if Donovan had struck Crawley he must have seen it—the Magistrate probably pressed that question—I have a sort of general impression that it was done, but I can't say—I can't say that he said "The reason I am particular is because I wish to speak the truth"—it is a very common speech for a witness, but I can't say that he said it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We have hundreds of cases, and my memory entirely depends upon note.</p>
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<persName id="t18720506-name-140" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-140" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER CONNELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, Glasshouse street, east smithfield, and am a master coal heaver—I contract for the loading and unloading of barges—previous to the strike I was in the habit of employing gangs of men, and paying them 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for five tons—the strike took place a little before 14th April—they formed a sociery about that time, and the strike was a little before that—a man named Dennis Crawley worked for me, and he con
<lb/>tinued to do so during the strike—he told me he was one of the members of the sociery—on 14th march I went out with Crawley to his work—Gahan and a boy were with us—Crawley had been to my house, and we were going to the millwall docks to work—we had to ho along glasshouse street—I saw a crowd there—when we got half-way down the street, one lot of men came up—they rushed across the road—a man of the name of Quill shoved Crawley, and Donovan struck him in the face—he fell down and was cut—I knew both quill and Donovan before, they had worded for me occasionally—I helped Crawley up—Marr was in the first lot of men—he also struck Crawley—that is William Marr, the man who was summoned afterwards—he struck him in the face—I am not sure whether he fell then or not—Marr hot him after Donovan did it, and after he was picked up—</p>
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<p>we went along to the bottom of Glasshouse Street, where there was another crowd—Ives struck Crawley, and knocked him down—that was James Ives, who was afterwards summoned—I got Crawley up, and got him ultimately to the Docks—he was struck by many others as well—his face was cut in two places—he was not seriously damaged—I knew Ives before—I knew Webster before—I did not see him there at all—he was not with Donovan or Marr at that time—when Quill shoved Crawley and Donovan struck him, that was the commencement of it—there were only a few there then—I could see them distinctly—after that the crowd increased, but I saw Marr plainly—when Ives struck him he rushed out of the crowd, as if he was waiting for him—we did not see him till we got quite close—I positively swear that those three men struck Crawley, and I knew them all before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The crowd was in different lots, so that after we got from one lot we came to another—they were not all together—as we went along Quill and Donovan crossed the street—I followed Crawley to the Docks—I did all I could in the way of talking and remonstrating with them—I told the men I would prosecute them, and they said they did not care—the first lot of men were about half-way in Glasshouse Street—I was close to Crawley all the time—the crowd was not large at first, but as the row went on the people kept running from all directions—it would be impossible for a man in another crowd to see what was done, but I was not in another crowd—I did not see Webster at all—Crawley told me he was a member of the society.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-141" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS CRAWLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a coal-heaver, and work for Mr. Connell—at the time of the strike I was at stevedore's work—I first joined the society as a member, but I left afterwards—they did not want me—I was working for Mr. Connell while I was a member—I put some gear up for him which saved a good deal of labour—they gave me back my money, and refused to work with me—that was about a fortnight before 14th March—on that day I went out from Mr. Connell's house to go to the Docks with Mr. Gahan and the boy—we went along Glasshouse Street—I was shoved by Quill and knocked down by Donovan—there were a great many people there, about fifty, in two or three different bodies—Donovan came forward and struck me in the face and knocked me down—Mr. Connell picked me up—we went a few steps forward, and I was knocked down again by William Marr—he ran from the top of the street, came in front of me, and struck me in the face—it knocked me down—I was kicked several times by other persons while I was on the ground—at the bottom of the street I was struck by James Ives—he struck me in the face too—I had known all the three men before, and I am positive that they struck me—I did not see Webster at all, to my recollection—Ives was at the bottom of the street—that would be about 100 or 150 yards from where Donovan was at first—I did not see Ives there when Donovan struck me—he might have followed behind me, but I did not see him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see Webster anywhere—there were two or three crowds—he might have been there without my seeing him—I don't know whether he was or not—a number of persons came up after I was knocked down—the man who struck me ran out first—I don't know how long I was on the ground—I lost my senses—I can't say whether Webster was there or not, I can only say that I did not see him—they assigned two reasons for expelling me from the society—I have been tried for unlawful possession—I have not been convicted of felony—I have been convicted of</p>
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<p>Unlawful possession about three times—I was never convicted of felony—I have been charged, but you might charge a man with murder, the thing is to prove it—I felt it was hard to be deprived of an honest living—I got my shilling back, and I never went there again—I did not fight with Quill—he pushed me, but I never put my hands up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were different groups of people as we went down the street—Donovan was in the first—Marr was in a different one, and Ives was in another, they were not all mixed up together—when I was struck on the face first I distinctly saw Donovan give the blow—Ives was the last who struck me, there were other men struck me, but I have not brought them to justice—I saw them all distinctly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-142" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS GAHAN</persName> </hi>. I am Connell's father-in-law—on the 14th March, I was going down Glasshouse Street with him and Crawley to look after work—there were a good many people in the street—Donovan came and hit Crawley, and knocked him down—I knew him before—he worked for us—Quill was there—he collared and shoved Crawley—he did not hit him—as soon as Quill caught him Donovan hit him—I picked him up and he did not go on many minutes, and he was knocked down again by William Marr—I saw him come and strike Crawley—the last man that struck him was Ives—he was the last man that hit him in the crowd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a great crowd—I saw the men who knocked Crawley down—the crowd was not too great for that—I did not see Webster there, he might have been there, but I did not see him—I was before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720506-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720506-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720506-name-143" type="surname" value="GAHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18720506-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GAHAN</persName> </hi>. I am the grandson of Morris Gahan—on the morning of the 14th I was in my uncle's shop—I saw my grandfather and uncle going down the street—I saw Marr punching Dennis Crawley, and Donovan and Ives kicking him—I knew them before—I saw Quill there—he shoved Crawley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see Webster—there was a great crowd all over the street—I was close behind my uncle and Crawley, and could see all that took place.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-409-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-409-18720506 t18720506-409-punishment-24"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES IVES</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18720506-410-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See last case.</hi>)—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-410-18720506 t18720506-410-punishment-25"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES STEDMAN</hi> (21)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18720506-411-offence-1 t18720506-name-147"/>William Lamb</persName>, and stealing a watch, his property.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-148" type="given" value="MILL"/>MR. MILL WARD</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOWARD</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STEDMAN</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAMB</persName> </hi>. I live at 61, St. Thomas' Road, near Victoria Park—on 6th March, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I was returning home—I was passing through an alley that connected Virginia Walk with Salisbury Walk, when I was attacked by three or four men, one of whom snatched my watch from my pocket and broke the chain—I was knocked down by a blow on the face and the men ran away—I went to the station with a little boy who was there and gave information—I have not seen my watch since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-150" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CRAGGS</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Miles Place—I am a skewer maker—on the 6th March I was going up Fountain Alley, in the afternoon—I saw the prisoners there, and two other men—Howard was near the road, Stedman</p>
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<p>was against the post, and two more—I saw the prosecutor coming through the alley—Stedman took his watch and Howard hit him—he fell down—Stedman had the watch and they all ran away—I went to the police-station two or three days afterwards and picked out Stedman first, and I looked round and picked out Howard—I don't know how many there were.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>. I had never seen Howard before—he stood
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> the road, and the gentleman was going to run after him, and Howard hit him—when I was at the police-station I stated that he was standing
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> the road—I said at the Police Court that Stedman took the watch, and Howard hit him—it is correct that Howard stood in the road—I don't remember that I said before the Magistrate that Stedman knocked him down too—I was taken to the station by a policeman—I have not had any money given to me, or been promised anything—there were other persons there besides the prisoners and the two other men; Sammy Miles was there—I did not see a female there named Holden—I know her—I was playing up there with Sammy Miles and two other little boys—I don't know their names—they lived down the court where we were playing—I picked out Stedman first at the police-station—I said after that "I don't believe I can see anyone here," and the policeman said "Look around again;" I looked around again, and then I picked out Howard—the robbery was about 4 o'clock in the afternoon—I had not seen Howard between 6th March, and the time I saw him at the police-station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18720506-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18720506-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18720506-name-151" type="surname" value="ISTED"/>
<interp inst="t18720506-name-151" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID ISTED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 28). I was with Cowley when the pri
<lb/>soners were taken into custody—Howard was apprehended first on the 15th—Cowley told him the charge, and he made a statement to him—we went back to where Stedman lived—we told him we should take him for being concerned with others in stealing a watch in Virginia Row—his mother then got up and said he was at home all that morning, having his tea—on the way to the police-station I told him we had got Howard in custody, and he would be charged with being concerned with him—he said "I know where we were now, over at Victoria Park, because it was such a fine day"—we took him to the station—they were placed in with about ten others, and the boy Craggs was called to identify them—he identified Stedman first—he was then told by the sergeant to look round to see if there was anyone else, and he picked out Howard—the prosecutor could not identify anyone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>. Nothing was given to Craggs—I did not hear him say after he had picked out Stedman, that he could not see anyone else—the sergeant is not here—the little boy Miles was taken to see if he could identify anyone, and a girl named Holden.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. She saw the prisoners—I did not go into the room, so I don't know whether she identified them—I think I brought Miles down—I told him we had two men in custody for this robbery, and he was to see if he knew them—I took him there for that purpose—I did not give him sixpence, nor did any one in my presence—Cowley did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Miles did not identify them, nor did the girl—the boy Craggs had no difficulty at all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer H.</hi>) I took Howard into custody—I told him it was for being concerned with others in stealing a watch and chain of a gentleman in Virginia Row—he said "Very well, I can prove where I was, I was whitewashing my sister's house"—I took him to the station, and after that I went back with Isted to Stedman's place—I told him I should take him for being concerned—he made no answer—his mother said "I can prove</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</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">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">the Defense.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOORISH</persName> </hi>. I am a signalman on the District Railway—on 11th April, about 8.30 in the morning, I was on duty in my signal box, and saw the prisoner handling a pair of points for about five or six minutes, on the West London Extension Railway—he was about fifty yards from me—I saw him stoop and pick up something close by the points where he was standing and working the handle—I saw him put it between the points, I could not tell what it was until I went to it afterwards—he then left those points and went in the direction of another pair of points on the West London Railway—I could not see what he did there on account of some trucks of coal standing in the way—I then saw him go over a fence six feet high—I called the attention of Lansdale, one of the plate layers—I got out of my box, and went to the first pair of points, and saw the clinker there—I and Lansdale followed the prisoner over the fence into the road—Lansdale caught hold of him and said "If there was a policeman here I would give you in charge"—the prisoner said nothing to that—Lansdale told him that we had taken the clinker out of the points—he said he had only kicked his foot against it—there was a conversation with the prisoner and Lansdale—the prisoner was not then taken into custody—I believe he lived near there at a public-house—this is the clinker I took out (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I could not take it out without pushing the handle over; it was placed between the rails; the points were about two inches off from the metal on each side—that kept the points half-way open—after we came back, Lansdale and I went to the other pair of points, and there found this piece of brick in</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know now that the prisoner was a pot-boy in the service of Mr. Davis—I did not know it then—I had never seen him be
<lb/>fore—I know Mr. Davis—he keeps the Kensington Arms—I have been there and had a glass of ale, not often—I call four or five times a day often—I never saw the prisoner there—I never had ale sent to me from there—I have never asked for it to be sent; I swear that—I have never asked Mr. Davis to supply me on credit, nor has he refused—there are no doubt gangers working on the line—I don't know that they have beer sent to them—I have never seen empty pots left on the line—I was about fifty yards from the prisoner when he was at the first pair of points—we knew nothing about the brick until we came back from the fence after we had left the prisoner—I saw him handling the first pair of points—I did not give him into custody, because it was not my duty—it would be the duty of the man that had charge of the line—I saw danger—I heard the prisoner say that he had kicked the stone with his foot, that it was on the line—I did not hear him say it was altogether an accident—it was a clear morning—I did not call out to him—I did not know what he was about until I went to the points—he was pulling the lever, working the points forwards and back—I knew he was doing wrong, but I did not know what it was till I went and saw the clinker—I never mended the cans belonging to Mr. Davis—he did not say I should not have any more to mend as I did not do them right—I did not apply to him on more than one occasion for beer on credit—he did not refuse, nor did I threaten to be revenged on him—I did not see any other person near at the time I saw this—I saw him stoop down and put something between the points—Lansdale was with me when I found the clinker—that was before I had overtaken the boy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were five pairs of rails between where I was and where the prisoner was—no one could have kicked the clinker into the position that I found it, it would be impossible—it could only be done by pulling the lever and causing the points to open, and then dropping it in and letting the handle go back—it is 1 cwt. or 1 1/2 cwt.—I am a servant of the District Railway—this happened on the West London Railway—it was no part of my duty to touch the points or to have anything to do with them, but seeing danger I went to see what it was that had been done.</p>
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<p>he said "I did not mean to do it"—a policeman was coming along and I told him he had been doing something to the points, putting this in—he said "If you give him in charge I will lock him up"—I looked at the boy and said "I know where you work, therefore I will tell my foreman"—I let him go then—when Morrish called me I went with him and assisted in taking the clinker out—it was fixed tight in between the points—it was necessary to open the points to get it out—it could not have been kicked there or got there by accident—after letting the boy go I went back and assisted in taking the brick out—it was in the same position as the clinker—when the prisoner was getting over the fence he was not above ten or fifteen yards from where the brick was—I did not not actually see him at the point where the brick was found.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew the prisoner by seeing him at Mr. Davis's—there are a quantity of clinkers like this about the line—I did not hear the prisoner say he had kicked it by accident—he said "I did not mean to do it"—I have been to Mr. Davis's to have beer, not very often—beer is not sent on the line to the gangers, it is not allowed, I never saw it done—I have heard of pots being left on the line for the boys to fetch, but I never saw it—there are coal wharfs near the line—I believe beer is sent to the men there—the pots are not left on the line, they may be on the wharf—this happened on Thursday, the boy was not given into custody till Saturday—I did not know that I was justified in locking him up before I told my foreman—I depended upon the information given me by Morrish—I did not see the boy do anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined,</hi> No one could have kicked the clinker or brick into the position in which I found them—the coal wharf is on the same side of the line as the public house, therefore, to get on the wharf he need not come on the line at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-166" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector on the West London Extension Railway—this part of the line is inspected twice during every twenty-four hours, before 7 o'clock in the summer and 8 o'clock in the winter, in the morning, and before ceasing work in the evening, by the ganger or foreman of the platelayers, Henry Taylor—I know the working of the line and where these things were found—if a train had come by at the time it must of necessity have caused the engine to leave the rail.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know of beer being sent to the platelayers, I never heard of it, or of pots being left on or near the line.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a ganger of platelayers on this railway—it is my duty to inspect the line twice a day—on 11th April I inspected it before 7 o'clock in the morning—I passed through these points, at that time; they were perfectly clear and clean—I saw no pots on the line—I have been employed there nine years, and during that time I never saw any pots on that part of the line.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never knew of beer being sent to the men—it is my duty to inspect the line, and I did so—I looked at the places where the clinker and brick were found—if they had been there they could not have escaped my notice.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) I took the prisoner in charge on Saturday, 16th April, on a warrant—I read the warrant to him, and told him he would be charged with placing a brick and a clinker between the points—he said that he went over the line to see if he could find some</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) It could not have been an empty pot that I saw the boy pick up—I did not see any pots or cans in his hand—if there had been one on the line where he was I must have seen it—I did not see any gangers at work on that spot that morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following Witnesses for the Defence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HENRY DAVIS</hi>. I keep the Kensington Arms, Warwick Road, and have done so eighteen years—the prisoner was in my employment three weeks and five days—before that he was with Mr. Johns twelve months—I had a character from him—I found him a very steady; honest, truthful boy, everything I could wish—I send beer out to the men on the coal wharf, not on the railway; the railway men fetch it in cans, and when they are empty they lay them down and our lad collects them—they lay them down alongside the line very often—the coal wharf is near the line—it is a siding—they are in the habit of laying the empty cans and pots there, and the boy fetches them—the prisoner should go every morning at 8.30 and every afternoon at 2.30, collecting cans—on 11th April he went out as usual about 8.30, to collect the cans at the coal wharf and calling down on the side of the line—I know the spot where the clinker was found; it is no thoroughfare except for persons on business; it is not exposed to the public, persons can get there—there is a shunting there—the men lay cans, if they have them, in between the metals, or outside the metals, close to them—the prisoner returned about 9 o'clock—he did not tell me what had happened—he told my wife: she told me so on the Friday—I first heard of the charge then from the constable, Bradley—he was apprehended on Saturday night—I know Morrish, the signalman—I have frequently served him with beer—I can't say that he has mended cans for me, they have had them over at the signal-box—he has a fellow-servant who relieves him—I don't know his name—I never bad any conversation with Morrish about mending cans—he has asked me to send beer to him on credit, I refused—I told him I would not lend cans as well—he asked me why—I said "I am losing two or three dozen cans a week, on an average, and I shan't lend any more cans on The railway"—he said "B you and your cans too, you shall suffer for This"—I know the fence spoken of, it is a wooden one, the boy could climb up it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The coal wharf is between my house and the line—in order to get there it would not be necessary to cross where the points are—I have seen cans near the points and have collected them myself—I should say within fifty yards of them, in the middle of the line—I could not say how many cans the prisoner brought back that morning—he had some, that I am sure of—I don't mean that Morrish asked to have beer sent to him when on duty—he has a garden there, and he works there at odd times—it was about three weeks before the prisoner was apprehended that he told me I should suffer for this, and I have not seen him in the house since—I have said that he mended cans for me—he had another man who worked for him—I did not pay for mending the cans, they did it on their own account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> His mate mended the cans—I really don't know who did it—I had a can that ran, and his mate said "We can mend it for you at the signal box"—and I said, "Very well, do as you like."</p>
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<lb/>ally; it was quite accidental; he was walking along the line looking after his master's cans, and he kicked against it accidentally, but did not notice that it went between the points—a policeman was called, and Morrish said to him "What do you think this d—d fellow has been doing? He has placed a clinker between the points"—the policeman said "If you like to give him in custody I will take him"—he said "No, I won't give him in custody; I will speak to our foreman and see what he says about it"—they then went away—Morrish said to the prisoner "I will kick your d—d If I find you on the line any more"—I did not notice any cans with him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) I came up on this morning when the boy was stopped—I saw two officials, and the lad, and several other persons—one of them called me over—I said "What do you want?"—he said "This boy has been putting this clinker in between the points"—I said "Are you sure he did it?"—he said "Yes; I saw him from my box"—I then said to the lad "What made you do it?"—he said "I don't know; I did not mean to do it"—I said "But you have done it"—he made no answer—I did not hear him say that he had kicked it—I asked what he was doing there—he said he was after the cans—I asked who he was working for—he said "For Mr. Davis"—I then asked the official if he was going to give him into cus tody—he said "I will see Mr. Davis"—I believe it was Morrish that said that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had he any cans with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not notice any—they might have been standing down by his side.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury in consequence of his youth and good character.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended summers.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was not a dark place; T could read a newspaper there—I could see the prisoners perfectly well between the rows of casks—Summers made no remark when I spoke to Ashmore, and I did not say anything to him then, because he had charge of the floor—I intended to take him after giving notice to the foreman to put someone else in charge of the place—I don't think Ashmore could have concealed the tobacco without Summers seeing him; I think he must have seen him—Ashmore had no business in that part of the building.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NIXON</persName> </hi>. I am foreman of the C warehouse—on 27th April the two prisoners were employed by the Company—Summers was in charge of the C warehouse to repack damaged tobacco—his duty was on the ground-floor, which is about 30 feet by 43 feet—he was alone there—there was a Custom House officer in his box at the door—Ashmore was employed on the top floor—he had no business on the ground floor by the tubs—it was his duty to leave at 12 o'clock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Head Constable, Victoria Dock.</hi>) On 17th April, the Prisoners were brought to me in custody by Grindell—Ashmore said, "I am Guilty of taking the tobacco"—summers said "I know nothing at all about It," and he appealed to Ashmore, and Ashmore said that summers knew Nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the prisoner.</hi>) I have pleaded guilty to stealing this tobacco—Summers was in the store with me—at the time I took it he was not looking at me, and Mr. Grindell knows it—he did not help me down with the bag; he was pouring out his coffee previous to having his lunch at the time I took it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was the first time I ever did anything of the kind, and I hope it will be the last—I went there to have my usual half-pint of ale that I have there of a morning, out of a bottle—Grindell saw me drinking it behind the tubs, so that I should not be seen by my superiors, as it is not allowed—I did not go there for the purpose of taking the tobacco—it is not true that Summers helped me down with the bag, it is quite false—he was not within two or three yards of me; he was round the Other side of the tubs, he could not see what took place—I did not take it out of a bag, I took it from behind the bags—I don't know who put it there, it might have fallen there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I saw Ashmore drinking out of a Bottle—I did not see any coffee there—they have coffee about 12 o'clock—I did not see summers preparing his coffee—I am quite sure the bag was Taken down, and the tobacco taken out of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">REGINALD BROWN</hi>
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<lb/>panied Heslop to Mr. Jones's, I did not go in—I waited next door at a public-house—Jones is a grocer in Tabernacle Square—Heslop carried the parcel, he went in with it and left it at Jones's—he then came to me at the public-house and asked me to write out an invoice—he told me he had sold the pepper for 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound—I wrote out this receipt—I suppose Heslop signed this "G. Butler"—I did not—I don't know what he did with the money—I can't say now how much exactly I had, but I should think about 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—on 30th March I wrote out this order on Tomlins, Rendall & Co., of 33, Eastcheap, for 28 lbs. of ground pepper, and 7 lbs. of nutmegs—I wrote it in Walters' shop, Heslop and Walters were present—Mrs. Walters sent for Smith, and he came and the order was given to him by Walters—I did not hear anything said about it—Smith went out with it—on that same day I wrote this order on Collier & Sons, at the same place—I think that was in the afternoon, after they had been to Tomlins and Rendall's, but I am not certain as to the time—I saw what was brought from Tomlin and Rendall's, 28 lbs. of pepper and 7 lbs. of nutmegs, they were brought to Walters' shop by Smith, and there the order on Collier was written in Walters' and Heslop's presence and given to Smith—I and Heslop went and met him in Shore-ditch, with the keg and box of mustard, and we all three went to Jones—I took in the keg, I did not offer it for sale—Heslop was there carrying the pepper that had been brought from Tomlins'—I saw Jones, I said nothing to him myself, I came out directly, I never spoke a word to him, I left Heslop there—Smith was in the public-house next door, I wrote out this bill for Jones in the public-house—it is for the 28 lbs. of pepper at 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not write this "Paid, G. W. Butler"—I gave the bill to Heslop—I think I got about 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of that—I wrote this order on Bor
<lb/>wick's, dated 6th April, at a public-house in Billiter Street, and gave it to Walters or Heslop, I am not certain which; they came to me at my dinner hour, I was then employed at Messrs. Tullocks'—I don't know what became of it—(
<hi rend="italic">The orders were read, they purported to be signed "Pro R. Walton, J. W. Baker"</hi>)—I knew Baker, he was in Mr. Walton's employment.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I swear that Heslop was an associate with me in this business—I don't know that he was carrying on business in partnership with a Mr. Butler—he introduced himself to me as Butler—I did not employ him to carry on business for me in the ordinary way—he was not my dupe or in my service, that I swear.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-187" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KELLIGER</persName> </hi>. I was clerk to Travers & Sons—I keep the order and delivery book—on 28th March I received this order—I gave directions for the 28 lbs. of pepper to be delivered—I afterwards entered it in this book, and saw the person who presented the order sign it "J. F. Smith"—I can't identify the person—it was about 3 o'clock or 3.30 in the afternoon—I gave the person a note of the goods—I did not give him the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-188" type="given" value="WALTER EDWARD"/>WALTER EDWARD BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. On 28th March last I was in the employ of Messrs. Travers, as delivery porter—this order was given to me to deliver 28 lbs. of ground white pepper—I can't say positively who the person was that I delivered the goods to, but I seem to remember Heslop's face—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the parcel that I delivered, it is marked "Travers & Sons"—it was between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-189" type="given" value="HENRY ABLETT"/>HENRY ABLETT WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am warehouse clerk to Tomlin, Rendall & Co., spice merchants, Eastcheap—on 30th March this order for 28 lbs. of pepper and 7 lbs. of nutmegs was presented to me by Smith—I had the parcel made up and delivered to him, and he signed this receipt "M. J. Smith," and he took the things away—these are them produced—Mr. Walton was a customer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-190" type="given" value="EDWARD WILLIAM"/>EDWARD WILLIAM BICKERTON</persName> </hi>. In March last I was clerk to James Collier & Son, chocolate and mustard manufacturers, of Shoreditch—this order was presented to me, it is signed "W. O. Harris, late Smart, Chis
<lb/>well Street"—Harris was a customer of ours—I believe Smith to be the person who presented it—I told the foreman to execute the order—I was present when the goods were delivered and the person signed this sheet "F. Sparkes"—it was about 1.30 in the day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRANCH</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Collier & Son—on 30th March I delivered a box and keg of mustard, I believe to Smith, about 1.30 in the day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-192" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LANE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to George Borwick & Co., drysalters, of 24, Chiswell Street—on 6th April this order for 28 lbs. of pepper and two gross boxes of baking powder was presented to me by Smith—the goods were delivered to him and he signed this book "F. Jones"—we had had two or three transactions with Mr. Walton, but not recently—I asked Smith where he came from—he said "From Walton, of Croydon," he was from the carrier, come for some goods for Walton: but he did not know the name of the carrier—he took out the goods and I followed him—we sent for a policeman and he went with him—I took the goods back—it was just before 3 o'clock—I left at 3 o'clock—I did not see the policeman come back with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-193" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer and tea-dealer, of Tabernacle Square, Finsbury—I have known Heslop a very short time, some few months, by</p>
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<p>the name of Butler—I don't know Lansdell at all, only by seeing him come with Heslop two or three times—I know nothing of Smith—on 28th March, some pepper was brought to me by Heslop—I had seen him about two months before about some sugar, he brought some sugar into the shop to sell—I said "I don't like your appearance, I don't think you came honestly by it, I think there is a detective watching you"—he said "Where?" I said "Opposite"—he said "Oh no it is not, that is the broken-down trades
<lb/>man that the sugar belongs to, I will fetch him"—he then crossed over, and brought in Lansdell, and introduced him as his brother—I bought 42 lbs. of sugar, at 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound, and I sold it in the regular way for 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—this is the parcel of pepper that Heslop brought on 28th March, it has my mark on it, and it has Travers & Sons name on it—I refused to buy it—I said "I don't think you came honestly by it"—he said "Oh, I can show you where it came from, and I got it in the regular way"—he showed me a weight note from Travers—I looked on it with suspicion—he then said "You know where to find me, you have got my address"—he wanted 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a lb. for it—I said "It is not particularly cheap, Tomlin & Rendall's price is 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., here is their list"—he then said "My price will be 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—I said "I will take it"—having noticed that Mr. Walton's name was on the weight note, and as I had lost so much myself by persons obtaining goods from me, and selling them under price, I was determined to stop it, and I went and gave information of the goods being obtained, and offered at 25 per cent, under price—I said to Heslop "You will make out an invoice for it"—he left and got the invoice, and returned with it and wrote this "Paid, G. W. Butler "in my presence, and I paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Lansdell was with him on that occasion; he was outside—the pepper was afterwards given up to Mr. Rendall—on 30th March, Heslop came again with Lansdell, they both came into the shop together, one was carrying one parcel, and one the other—the nutmegs and pepper were in a bag, the mustard was separate—I was very busy at the time, I said I did not want pepper, I not want anything to say to him—they stayed about an hour altogether—I was sending my young man off to the London County Bank, and was going myself to the Imperial Bank, I bank at both places, and Heslop pulled out this paper and said "Mr. Jones, what nonsense it is of you telling me that Tomlin & Rendall's price is 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I have just got some from them now," and he showed me the weight note, and wanted me to buy these two packets of 14 lbs. each, and the nutmegs and mustard—I said "No, I will have nothing to do with them"—he said "Will you take the pepper?" I said "Well, as the pepper is here, I had better take it"—I bought it for the purpose of showing where it came from, and as a proof that such goods were being offered—I bought it for 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a lb.—I would have nothing to do with the nutmegs or mustard—Heslop gave me this invoice for the pepper, and receipted "Paid, G. W. Butler"—I did not see him receipt it, my young man, Alder, got it receipted, and gave him the money 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I don't know what became of Lansdell, I saw very little of him; I don't know who carried the mustard away, I was not in the shop then, I was at dinner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I thought the first transaction suspicious, and I took the last for proof of where the goods were coming from, so that I might let Mr. Kendall know that his goods were being offered at 25 per cent less than their value—I was doing business with Tomlin & Kendall—that was the only reason I took the pepper, and I told Tomlin & Rendall "Here are your goods back again; I have done it to stop it; someone hat been getting</p>
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<p>yourgoods"—10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was not a proper price—it was below the value—he first asked me a shilling—I never knew Heslop under any other name than Butler—I had no business with him—he has called two or three times—I did not commission him to sell three gross of blacking for me at 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a gross that I had bought from Mr. Spence—there was three gross of blacking, but he never sold it for me—he was a man that had job lots, and I said it was out of my line, and if he could sell it and make anything out of it, he could do so, like any other man coming to the shop that was in the habit of selling parcels—that was all I knew of him—I did not commission him to sell for me—taking him to be a moderately respectable man, I took very good care that I had the money first—my first transaction with him was his offering to sell me some paper—that was before the sugar—I said "I don't know anything of you; who are you?"—he said "Mr. Spence sent me to you"—Spence lived with a firm named Warren—I said "I don't want any paper"—he said "It is cheap"—I said "I don't want anything to do with you; I don't like your appearance"—I did not buy it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Having bought these two lots of pepper, what did you do?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I went immediately and let Tomlin & Rendall know, and from them I went to Travers, and told them their pepper was offering at 25 per cent, under price—it was between 2 or 3 in the afternoon of 30th March that the prisoners came to me, and they waited an hour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-194" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALDER</persName> </hi>. In March last I was assistant to Mr. Jones—on 30th two persons came there with some pepper—I believe these are the two parcels they brought—I saw Heslop sign the receipt as Butler.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-195" type="surname" value="WALTON"/>
<interp inst="t18720506-name-195" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WALTON</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, at Croydon—Lansdell was in my em
<lb/>ploy four or five years ago—I sometimes buy things of Travers & Sons, Rendall & Co., and Borwick's—Baker is my foreman—these three orders are not signed by him or written by my authority—I knew nothing what
<lb/>ever about these transactions.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-196" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Walton's service—these three orders are not signed by me, or my authority—I know nothing about the trans
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-197" type="given" value="ROBERT ORME"/>ROBERT ORME HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a corn-chandler, at 33, Chiswell Street—I have dealings with Messrs. Collier—this order is not my writing, or written by my authority—I succeeded Mr. James Smart in the business.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-198" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SPITTLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I took Lansdell into custody—I searched his lodging, and found these cards, with "George Charles Butler, wholesale pickle dealer, "on them—Heslop was taken at the same time by other officers—on the way to the station I told him he would be charged with forging and uttering two orders for pepper on Messrs. Tomlin & Rendall and Travers, which pepper had been sold to Mr. Jones—he said that he had sold it on commission only—I asked "For whom?"—he said "For two men named Smith and Roberts"—at the station he gave the name of Benjamin Heslop—I saw Smith at the station the same day, and charged him—he said "All right."</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-199" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BOYDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G R</hi> 32). On 6th April I received instruc
<lb/>tions from Mr. Borwick—I went to his warehouse, and found Smith there with an order represented to come from Mr. Walton—while I was talking to Mr. Berwick, Smith rushed out of the warehouse—a foot passenger stopped him—I brought him back and asked what he ran away for—he said he wanted to make water—I then asked him who he received the order from—he said "From Russon, of Croydon"—I asked "Where?"—he said "In the</p>
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<p>Old Bailey"—I asked "When?"—he said "To-day"—I went with him and Mr. Borwick's traveller to the Old Bailey, and asked if he could see the person who gave the order—he said "No"—I went into the booking-office, and the clerk said in Smith's hearing that the cart did not arrive till be
<lb/>tween 6 and 7 in the evening, and it was then 3 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-name-200" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RUSSON</persName> </hi>. I am a carrier at Croydon—I sometimes call at Mr. Bor
<lb/>wick's for goods for Mr. Walton—I did not employ Smith—I don't know him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's Defence.</hi> I received the order from a man in the street, and I went to get the things. That is all I have to say. I know nothing of these two.</p>
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<interp inst="t18720506-419-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-419-18720506 t18720506-419-punishment-32"/>Two Years' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Byles.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18720506-420-offence-1 t18720506-name-203"/>William Malcolmson</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</