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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, October 28th, 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; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY SINGER KEATING</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MELLOR</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CRAKE LAWRENCE</hi>, Bart.,
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-7" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-8" 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="t18721028-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GIBBONS, MAYOR. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th, and Tuesday</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What were you saying when you passed.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never saw you—I did not say "What are you doing there, you brute of a soldier?"</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-17" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ALLOM</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, and live at 29, Sheldon Street, Edg
<lb/>ware Road—on 2nd September, I was with the others passing through the Park; there were six of us altogether, we were walking abreast towards Knightsbridge, we were laughing and chaffing together—Hudson kissed the young woman—I said to him, "Don't be greedy," and immediately the prisoner came up from behind, and hit away with his belt right and left; I bobbed down and Hudson and his young woman received the blow; one of the blows fell on Hudson's hat and knocked it off, and another hit Webster—on turning round the prisoner said to me, "You b—, I will have you"—I fled from him; he pursued me for about five minutes; I then got assist
<lb/>ance, and gave him in charge; the blows were given with the buckle end of his belt—I did not see any one with him when he gave the blows—when I gave him in charge he had a young woman with him—I did not hear any of our party say anything to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you saying anything about soldiers as you passed?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, we were talking between ourselves, and larking and joking, when you came up from behind—I did not hear you ask us to apologise for what we had said.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-18" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 3, Taylor's Cottages, Tooting—on 2nd September, about 9.15, I was in Hyde Park with my mother, Hudson, and others—we were busily engaged talking, and were certainly having a bit of fun—the prisoner came up from behind; I was struck and fell, and I remember nothing more—I was injured on my head, and was in the hospital three weeks—I have quite recovered now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you think I struck the blow at you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> If you did not intend to hit me, you intended to hit one of the party.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 99). On the night of 2nd September, about 9 o'clock, I was near Stanhope Gate—I heard cries of "Police!"—I went up and saw the prisoner pursuing Allom; I ran and stopped him, and asked if he had assaulted anybody—he said "No"—Allom told me he had assaulted a young lady, who was taken to St. George's Hospital—I took him into custody—he had his belt on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I drunk or sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You were the worse for drink, but you knew well what you were doing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How would you suggest the mark came over the eye?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Very likely by falling on the gravel—the other marks could not have been produced by that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not intend to strike the woman, I was under the influence of drink; I don't believe there is a soldier in the army that would take his belt off with intent to strike a woman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried in Old Courts on Wednesday and Thursday, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18721028-714-offence-1 t18721028-name-32"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 47
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18721028-717-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining 8064 pieces of braid by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LONGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLERINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a general merchant, of 4, Castle Street, Falcon Square—the prisoner was in my service two or three weeks as town traveller and salesman, but he had no authority to buy for me—I did not authorise him to go to Mr. Sperati on 20th July, 15th August, 3rd Septem
<lb/>ber, and 20th September, to buy for me—I never had any dealings with Abraham Lewis, of Houndsditch—on the night of 2nd October the prisoner was in the warehouse, and I asked him if he had bought goods of Sperati—he said "Yes"—the invoices were shown to him—he said that he had had transactions with Sperati formerly, and paid for them, and he meant to pay for these also, and had sold them to a house in Whitechapel, and obtained the money—I sent for a policeman—these two orders of 25th August and 19th July are in the prisoner's writing, I have no doubt—when I had that conversation I knew nothing about the invoices of 3rd and 20th September.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I mention at the time that I should pay the accounts when they became due?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the accounts I have received since will not be due till December.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-40" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Sperati & Co.—the prisoner came into the passage a few days before 19th July, and said that he would take all we had in stock, 56 gross; and a little while afterwards I received this order, dated 19th July, from Ralph Wilson—I believed that it was on account of Willeringham, because it was on one of their bill-heads, and I debited Willeringham, and delivered the goods to Wilson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Previous to this, were not there three parcels of goods which I bought?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, you paid for them—those were on bits of paper from Willeringham, and I gave the invoice to the porter who had the goods—I have not had any transactions with Willeringham lately.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-41" type="given" value="RALPH"/>RALPH WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, of 14, London Wall—the prisoner gave me this order, dated 20th July, and told me to get the goods, and take them to Lewis, of Houndsditch—I did so—I received another invoice from Sperati, and gave it to Mr. Hopley—I received a cheque from Lewis, of Houndsditch, and gave it to Mr. Hopley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I gave you the order was it sealed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you tell the man at Sperati's that you were employed by the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I got an envelope from him addressed to Mr. Willeringham.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It was addressed to Mr. Hopley, at Mr. Willeringham's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-42" type="given" value="GEORGE FRANCIS"/>GEORGE FRANCIS MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to C. A. Sperati—on 15th August Wilson brought me this order on one of Willeringham's forms—it is for 563 yards of linen—I gave him the goods, and he signed a receipt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I went with this order to Sperati's—I cannot say who gave it to me—this receipt, "R. Wilson," in pencil, is my writing—I received the goods, ten pieces, and took them to the corner of Bedfordbury, by Mr. Hopley's directions—this is my writing on this order of 20th July—I was employed by Mr. Hopley, and gave him the invoice which I received from Sperati & Co.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-44" type="given" value="GEORGE FRANCIS"/>GEORGE FRANCIS MARSH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). On 3rd September, the prisoner came to me and wanted three pieces of Italian cloth—he did not say who he wanted them for—I delivered them—the order is mislaid—I understood that he bought them for Mr. Willeringham—their value was 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not come for them—I sent an order in the usual way by Newton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEWTON</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, of 9, Silver Street—on 3rd September the prisoner asked me to get a parcel from Sperati's, and take it to Lewis, of Houndsditch—I did so, and gave the invoice to the prisoner—this receipt is my signature.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I tell you that it was an order from Mr. Hopley?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-46" type="given" value="GEORGE FRANCIS"/>GEORGE FRANCIS MARSH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). On 20th September, Wilson came with a written order for six pieces of linen, which came to 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I saw him sign this receipt and gave them to him, believing that he came from Willeringham—I only knew Wilson by sight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-47" type="given" value="RALPH"/>RALPH WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is my signature—on 20th September, I received six pieces of cloth from Sperati's—the prisoner sent me for them and told me to carry them on my back to Lewis, of Houndsditch, which I did, and said that Mr. Hopley would call there—I afterwards gave the invoice to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I give you the order in an envelope?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not know the contents.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-48" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 120, Houndsditch, and know the prisoner—I have had several transactions with him—I have got my invoices here—I did not receive ten pieces of cloth from Wilson—on 3rd September I received three pieces of Italian cloth from the prisoner—these are the prisoner's invoices—on 20th September I received from him six pieces of cloth, for which I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard; the total was 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and there was a discount—I paid him by this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he did not tell me that he had bought them at Sperati's the same day for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You have known me some years and done business with me; did you ever know me do anything dishonest?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nothing; I always thought you were in business for yourself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-49" type="given" value="GEORGE FRANCIS"/>GEORGE FRANCIS MARSH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I believed that I was selling these goods to Willeringham, because this is the usual form in which their orders are made out—I should not have supplied the goods to the prisoner unless he paid for them—I do not know that he carries on business on his own account—I believed that he came on Willeringham's account, because he was in his employment, but he did not tell me so—I let him have the goods on the faith of this order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Mr. Willeringham, since giving me in custody, has</p>
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<p>withdrawn the charge twice at the Mansion House, seeing that I gave the order in my own name, and that I had paid three previous accounts.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLERINGHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). That is quite correct; I withdrew the charge, believing he intended to pay for them, having paid for goods before; if I had known that before I should not have given him in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18721028-720-offence-1 t18721028-name-57"/>Alfred Keegan</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing two metal taps, the property of
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-61" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a warder of Coldbath Fields—in November, 1865, the prisoner was sent there, for three months, for stealing a pair of boots—I have seen him since, and have no doubt of him—(
<hi rend="italic">The certificate of the conviction of John Dallas at Bow Street was here put in</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE NAHRGANG</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18721028-722-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing eight ounces of extract of mutton, two ounces of cotton, and other articles, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18721028-722-offence-1 t18721028-name-64"/>Francis Renshaw</persName> and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this is a kind of paper which we use; some paper has our name printed on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 571). I took the prisoner on 3rd October; he said "I suffer in my ears, and I took the cotton for my ears, I have never taken any before, I hope you will forgive me"—I went to his lodging, and found a similar quantity of cotton, 8oz. of extract of mutton, about 1oz. of cochineal, about 1 lb. of sugar, in a paper bearing the name of the firm, 1 lb. of nutmegs, 1 oz. of cinnamon, and in the prisoner's box</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., he only repaid me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but gave me this wool and the nutmegs and ex
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 26th August; about 1.30, I saw the prisoner and another man in Broad Street; I watched them in a crowd in front of a shop window, and saw the prisoner feel several gentle
<lb/>men's pockets—they then went to London Wall, where some persons were assembled in front of a music shop—the man not in custody placed him
<lb/>self on the right side of a gentleman, and Lynch stood behind; they left in half-a-minute rather hurriedly—I spoke to Mr. Kerzey, who made a commu
<lb/>nication to me—the men proceeded to Spitalfields, where I saw Burroughs, and told him the two men I wanted, and at that time we saw them crossing the road—Burroughs went one way and I went another, to each end of a court which goes from Fashion Street to Flower and Dean Street—Burroughs took Drissell, but he succeeded in getting away; the mob was so great that I was obliged to let him go to save myself from being injured.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURROUGHS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 23). On 26th August I was on duty in Commercial Street, Spitalfields—Downs spoke to me, and I saw the prisoner and another man crossing Fashion Street—I took the prisoner and asked him if he had anything about him—he said "No"—I found this watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in his trousers pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-72" type="given" value="ALEXANDER HENRY"/>ALEXANDER HENRY KERZEY</persName> </hi>. I am an architect's assistant, of Moorgate Street—about 1.30, on this afternoon, Downs spoke to me, and I missed my watch; this is it—it was in a side pocket loose, with a chain—the bow was twisted off and put back into my pocket; not left hanging.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I met a man in London Wall, about 2.30, who gave me a handkerchief and asked me to take care of it for him and he would give me a few halfpence. I did not know what was in it. When he saw the policeman he ran away; I did not run because I had done nothing.—
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<interp inst="t18721028-723-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Clerkenwell in November</hi>, 1870,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-723-18721028 t18721028-723-punishment-14"/>Seven Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CONNOR</hi> (28)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18721028-724-offence-1 t18721028-name-74"/>Henry Snowden</persName>, and four metal taps of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18721028-724-offence-1 t18721028-name-75"/>George Crabb</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-76" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT OUTRAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 175). On the morning of 24th Sep
<lb/>tember, about 5 o'clock, I heard a noise in Hamsell Street, and saw the prisoner coming from a hoarding carrying on his back a carpenter's basket of tools—I stopped him; told him we were police officers, and asked him what he had got in the basket?—he said "My tools, I am a carpenter, and am going to work over the water"—I said "What does the basket contain?"—he said "A plane and a saw"—I said "One plane?"—he said "Yes"—I</p>
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<p>looked in the basket and found these two planes and these brass taps—Olley said "Where did you bring these from?"—he said "I took them from my job last night, and was going to take them back this morning" I—I said "Where do you live?"—he said "131, Upper White Street"—we went there, but he could not show me where he lived, and I took him to the station—I found an address on him where he was known, also a duplicate relating to some tools stolen on the 23rd—the basket contained two saws, two planes, some chisels and other tools; they were given up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said at the station that he did not steal them him
<lb/>self, they were given to him by another man over the hoarding.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-77" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE OLLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 646). I was with Outram—I asked the pri
<lb/>soner where he got the taps—he said he brought them home from where he was at work in Westminster Bridge Road, and was taking them back, and they were the plumber's property.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-78" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a watchman in Hamsell Street—some houses are being built there with a hoarding round them—on the morning of 27th September I saw a basket come over the hoarding; the prisoner came over after it, and in five or six minutes I saw two policemen bringing him back—I picked up this tap (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) where the basket fell, and gave it to the foreman when he came at 6 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-79" type="surname" value="SNOWDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-79" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SNOWDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter—I was at work for Mr. Crabb at these buildings—I left all my tools there at 5.30, and missed them and the basket next morning—they have been given up to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-80" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Crabb—these taps are his, and were left safe at 6 o'clock; I missed them next morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted at this Court in jury</hi> 1870,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN SMITH</hi> (34)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., her money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-83" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-83" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE SOMERS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Somers, of Charles Street, City Road—on 19th October, a little after 12 p.m., I was going home, and the prisoner came up to me and said "Will you
<hi rend="italic">tip up</hi> that?"—I said "What?"—she said "That money"—I said "I have no money"—she caught hold of my wrist, and one of her companions held an arm while she forced 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of my hand, and then said "Now, come on, I have enough for another pot"—I followed her and gave her into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were there not two women with me looking on the ground for my money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not stoop and pick up some of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WITHERS</persName> </hi>. I saw the prosecutrix running after the prisoner—I followed and took her—1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was found in her pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was drunk and dropped some money, and was looking for it—I took no money out of her hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-725-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with having been convicted of highway robbery in May</hi>, 1865,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-85" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>Ellen Kenny</persName>, and sentenced to Eight Years' Penal Servitude, to which she</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-725-18721028 t18721028-725-punishment-16"/>Twelve Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MINNEY</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18721028-726-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-726-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pervertingJustice"/>, Feloniously cutting and wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18721028-726-offence-1 t18721028-name-87"/>Archibald Small</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count.</hi> To resist his lawful apprehension.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. L. GLYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-88" type="surname" value="SMALL"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-88" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD SMALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 258). About 12.30 on the morning of</p>
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<p>7th October I was on duty in Peter Street, Westminster, and saw the prisoner with his coat off fighting with another man—when he saw me he ran down the court—I followed him to take him in custody—he had been causing a disturbance all the evening—I caught him in a passage at the back of 13, Peter Street, but he got away, and got in at the back door; I got it half open, and he put his back to the door—he halloaed out "Come down and bring a stick," and then he said "You b—, if you put a hand on me, I will put a knife into you," and he put a knife into my wrist—the door was then shut—I waited till my sergeant came round; we then went in and searched the house, but did not find the prisoner—as we came out I lifted up the cellar-flap and found him there—he said that it was not he who caused the disturbance in the street, it was several others—a window was broken in the house; I did not open it—I am certain my hand was cut with a knife and not by the broken window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a crowd in the street, and when they saw me they fled in all directions—it was some time after that that I saw the prisoner again—nobody ran into the house but the prisoner; he was the only one who went down the court—the prisoner was behind the door, but I was half-way in and could see him—he denied cutting me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I actually saw him inflict the wound on my hand—there was nobody to do it but him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-89" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon to the police—I examined Small, and found a superficial wound on his hand, extending about two inches along the wrist—it had been bleeding very much—his shirt-sleeve was saturated with blood—he was disabled for a week—a knife would inflict such a wound.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-726-18721028 t18721028-726-punishment-17"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS REEVES</hi> (28)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRINGTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-93" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PEARMAN</persName> </hi>. I live in Red Lion Yard, Gray's Inn Road—on 1st October, about 12.20, I was in Chiswell Street with a friend—the prisoner Redding went up to my friend and struck him—he turned round and Reeves struck him likewise—I turned to pull my friend away, and Reeves struck me on my mouth—three or four persons came round and I lost my watch, chain—a policeman came up and I gave the prisoners in custody—Redding tried to pull Reeves away from the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My friend was Mr. Bow, I was just behind him—there were about four of us altogether; there were not eight—I had been to pay my quarter's money to the society, and the others were clubmen who had been to the same place—I did not hear Bow use a bad expression—Redding was a little the worse for liquor—it was Reeves who snatched my watch—I said so just now—they pulled my coat open and pulled a button off—I put my hand like this to save my face; I had so many hitting me, first on one side and then the other—some of them tried to snatch at my chain; they were all associates, I believe, and Reeves tried to snatch it a second time—my intention was to tell the Magistrate so—Bow did not appear the next morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt that Reeves snatched at my chain—I saw Redding in the crowd, but I do not know that she touched me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-94" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-94" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WATTS</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Princess Row, St. James's—I was with Pearman on 1st October, walking a little behind him, and saw Redding</p>
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<p>strike Mr. Bow, and then Reeves struck him—Pearman got hold of Bow's arm, and then Reeves attacked him, and several of the prisoners' friends came up and tried to knock his hat over his eyes, and knocked him against the shutters—a constable came, and Redding got hold of him by the back of his neck and tried to pull him down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She did not like Reeves being taken in custody—Pearman and Bow were the only persons with me; I know of no others, but we had been four—I had not had a drain of beer at the club, nor even any tea.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-95" type="surname" value="BOW"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-95" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK BOW</persName> </hi>. I am a farrier, of 20, Richmond Street, St. Luke's—I was with Watts and Pearman—Redding came up and struck me on my face; I took no notice, and she struck me again—I turned round, and Reeves struck me—Pearman then came up and they struck him—two men after
<lb/>wards struck me, but I do not know who they were.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not speak to Redding—there were only three of us; we had just bid one good-night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 117). I was on duty in Chiswell Street—heard a great disturbance, hastened to the spot, and saw Reeves violently assaulting Pearman—I took hold of him, and the prosecutor gave him in charge—as I took hold of him, Redding got round my neck and endeavoured to pull me away from him—eleven or twelve of the prisoner's the prosecutor endeavoured to rescue them from me—I saw Reeves pulling the prosecutor about; she was very violent, indeed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I say ten or twelve of the prisoners' associates, because they were men of the same class, and they all took their part—I was not told that some one had said something filthy to the woman and that she struck him—the men did not say a word to me, they only shoved me about and tried to get Reeves from me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 112). I saw Reeves pulling the prosecutor about—I took Reeves, and Redding came and dealt me three or four blows on the side of my face—I pushed her away, and she came back and put her arm round my neck, and I was thrown down three or four times—while I was on the ground somebody made a kick at me, but did not reach me—I got assistance and took the prisoners to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G R</hi> 14). I saw Redding in the road—she said she would go to the station with me—she was more excited than intoxicated.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRINGTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MILTON</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's husband—on a Tuesday night, at 7.15 p.m., I was standing at the bar of a public-house—the prisoner came in saying "Revenge is sweet," and struck me in the jaw with a knife—I said "Oh!" and then I got another one and fell, and was picked up and carried to the hospital, and was there a week—I had had no quarrel with her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She had not the appearance of having been drinking—she did not appear very much excited.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was only dangerous from its proximity to the artery.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). I went with Fordham to West Street, Somer's Town, and saw the two male prisoners in the street—I took Corrie, and Fordham took Latham—I told Corrie he was apprehended for stealing strings and frets—he said, "I don't know anything about this job"—they were taken to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Ellen Corrie.</hi> I did not say that, you are a false man for saying it; I pledged them myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM GLENN"/>WILLIAM GLENN EVESTAFF</persName> </hi>. I am a pianoforte manufacturer, and have a factory in Euston Road—Latham came into my employment on 1st June, and Corrie was employed by him for the last three weeks—on 7th September, I paid Latham hit wages for the week—he absented himself after the 14th and was not paid—I never saw him again—I identify these articles, they are of a peculiar manufacture—Latham had been employed upon them, he could not have failed to recognise them—it would be difficult for one man to carry them, the strings would weigh 90 or 100 lbs., and there is a large parcel of frets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Frederick Latham.</hi> Did not I come to the workshop the week before I left and tell you I was ill, and not able to go on with my work?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, on the Thursday; I went out of town on the Friday, but I heard you had been at work.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-117" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH APPLEBY</persName> </hi>. I live at 83, Sandwich Street, Burton Crescent—I am a widower and keep a lodging-house—Latham and a woman took my first-floor back, and the Corries the first-floor front—Latham told me he was working at Mr. Evestaffs ten years, and that Corrie had worked for him three years—on 15th September, about 3.30, I heard some one come in—I got up and called out "Who is there?"—Ellen Corrie said "It is me"—I got up and chained the door—at 6.45, I heard the bell ring, got up and saw Corrie and Latham at the door—I went to the door and found one of them had opened it with a key, but could not get it open for the chain—they were pushing in some pianoforte strings tied up in brown paper—one of them said "Open the door"—I opened it, and asked them what they meant by bringing work into my house on a Sunday morning, as my house was a respectable house, and I did not allow it—Latham said he was getting the work ready to take to the shop on Monday morning—they were both loaded with goods—they went up stairs and came down for a second lot—Latham went out with them in the evening—I knew him as Lester—I never saw him afterwards, he never came back—they had their meals together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Frederick Corrie's Defence.</hi> On the Saturday night I met a man named Pearman, who I knew by drinking with him; he asked me where Latham lived. I told him. He asked me if he would buy anything, I said "I do not know." I went down to see whether he was in, to get my money. He said that his master had not paid him, and that he could not pay me, and I left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Latham's Defence.</hi> Corrie called at my father's place, and I told him I could not pay him. He said that he had met a man who was enquiring about me, who had some pianoforte work to sell. I slept at my father's with Corrie, as it was too late to go home. We went home on Sunday morn
<lb/>ing for our dirty linen, and met a tall man with a bundle under his arm, who asked me if he could leave the things there till Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ellen Corrie's Defence.</hi> These prisoners asked me to take the articles to pledge. I said "Yes," if Corrie went with me, as I did not like to take men's work into a pawnshop. I did not know that it was stolen, or I would not have gone. We paid 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for rent out of the 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. we pawned them for. We did not like to go home till we had paid our rent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Frederick and Ellen Corrie were further charged with farmer convictions at Clerkenwell in November</hi>, 1871,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LATHAM</hi>*†—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18721028-731-offence-1 t18721028-name-119"/>Warwick Augustus Hunt</persName>, and stealing therein a watch, two chains, and a locket, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-120" type="given" value="WARWICK AUGUSTUS"/>WARWICK AUGUSTUS HUNT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the War Office, and live at 3, York Place, Baker Street—I have been married more than three years—on 16th September my wife was at Scarborough—I was standing at my own door, smoking, and saw the prisoner pass—he said "Are you in want of a groom, sir?"—I said "No"—he said that he had been living in the service of the Hon. Mrs. Something, and was then living in the Mews opposite—he left me, and I said that if I heard of a situation I would send to him—I opened my door with a latch-key, and I do not remember taking it out—I went up stairs to bed, and put my watch on a small table by the side of the bed—I awoke next morning at 5.45, and found my dressing-room in partial disorder—the wardrobe was open, and some of my clothes were lying about the floor—I missed my watch, and my jewel-box from a drawer—it contained two chains, and some lockets and breastpins—I also missed a locket containing the hair and a photograph of my deceased mother, which was on a chest of drawers—I raised an alarm, and had the police sent for—I had not invited the prisoner into my bed-room, and given him any of these things; that I solemnly swear—the value of the property I missed is over 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner cross-examined the witness as to whether he had not invited him to his room for an immoral purpose, which the witness strongly denied.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-121" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS TARRANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 260). About 6 o'clock on the morning of 17th September I was called to York Place, Baker Street, and found the things in the prosecutor's dressing-room all scattered about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-122" type="surname" value="EWING"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-122" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY EWING</persName> </hi>. I am coachman to Mr. Garsten—the prisoner lodges in the same Mews with me—he was out of employment for three or four months preceding his arrest.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-123" type="surname" value="GREENHILL"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-123" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GREENHILL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to William James, a pawnbroker—the prisoner pledged this coat and waistcoat there on 17th September for 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Ward, 16, Great York Mews.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I gave my name and my right address, John Ball.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, it was John Ward—I do not think I could have mistaken Ball for Ward—this address is right.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). Between 12 and 1 o'clock on the after
<lb/>noon of 18th September I went with the prosecutor to York Mews—the prisoner came home, and I saw him in a bed-room—I told him I was a policeman, and was going to take him for stealing a gold watch and a dressing-case containing jewellery—he said nothing—I took off his scarf, and found this pin in it—I said "Do you wish to give an account of how you got this pin?"—he said nothing—Mr. Hunt said "That pin is my property"—I found on him 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. also 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and an Australian sovereign—I had previously been into his bed-room, and found a duplicate for the clothes, and also a pair of trousers and another scarf—I said "Do you wish to give any information about this property?"—he said "No, I know nothing about it"—I said "You must know something, because the sovereign was found on you which was on the watch"—he said "I know nothing about them, except that he gave them to me"—I said "When?"—he said when he had been in the house—the keys of the drawers and of the dressing-case were in his pocket, and this latch-key—he was wearing a new suit of clothes—I said "Do you wish to say anything more about the property?"—he said "No, I know nothing."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was not wearing a new suit of clothes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-125" type="given" value="WALTER AUGUSTUS"/>WALTER AUGUSTUS HUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These articles are mine—this Australian sovereign was safe on my watch chain when I went to bed on the night of the 16th, and various other coins, all of which are missing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-731-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-731-18721028 t18721028-731-punishment-22"/>Ten Tears' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HOLIDAY</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18721028-732-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18721028-732-offence-1 t18721028-name-127"/>William Augustus Chaplin</persName>, and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WOODLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of Messrs. Chaplin & Home, of Hamborough Wharf, Thames Street—the prisoner was my mate, the boy in charge of the van with me—on 15th September I collected 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., but was out too late to pay in the money—next morning I started again too early to pay in the money—the prisoner started with me, and I said, "If you have not had your breakfast will you take this money over to Hamborough Wharf?"—I counted the money into his hand—he said "That is quite right," and I gave him my purse to put it in, and the two sheets—he never came back; I waited till 12.45, when I went to the wharf and found he had not been there, and that the money was not paid in—I tried to find him but could not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I say I was going to my breakfast when I left you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-129" type="surname" value="MEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY MEAD</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Chaplin & Horne, of Ham
<lb/>borough Wharf—the prisoner was in their service about six weeks—he paid me some money on Friday evening, but he did not apply for his pay on the Friday following the 16th; he had not been there—this money has not been paid in—I gave information to the police, and he was taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNBULL</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the prosecutors—this money should have been paid to me—I have not received it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-131" type="surname" value="EMERY"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-131" type="given" value="ENOCH"/>ENOCH EMERY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 19th September I went in search of the prisoner, and on Monday, the 21st, I met him in the Borough, about 4.30—I told him I was a policeman, and he would be charged with stealing 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of his employers, Chaplin & Co.—he said "I have not had the money"—I searched him and found 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I made inquiries at his father's, and found he had not been there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-132" type="surname" value="HOLIDAY"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-132" type="given" value="SUSAN ELIZABETH"/>SUSAN ELIZABETH HOLIDAY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Holiday, of 3, Trinity Street, Southwark, and am the prisoner's stepmother; he lived in the same house with me—on Wednesday night, 16th October, he came home rather late, and on Thursday night he came in between 12 and 1—I said "Thomas, I understand you have got some of Messrs. Chaplin's money entrusted to your care"—he said "Who said so?"—I said "I have had a letter, if you have got it pay it at once, or hand it to me"—he said "I don't care a d—for any one."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I say I never had the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I said "I had heard, on very good authority, that you have," and you said "Let them prove it"—you said that you had not been well; you were not laid up at home—you came home at night and took your food as if you were going to work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not go to work because I was ill, and I did not go home because I was more comfortable where I was.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth</hi>,</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-732-18721028 t18721028-732-punishment-23"/>Eight Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SMITH</hi> (24)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="t18721028-733-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing one purse, four postage labels, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, and two Prussian notes, and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18721028-733-offence-1 t18721028-name-135"/>Harriet Im Thurn</persName>, from her person, to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PEARSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18721028-733-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. B. KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-136" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OSBORNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 7th October, about 11.30 a.m., I was with Westwood in Fenchurch Street, and saw the prisoners walking towards the railway station—I saw a lady coming in the opposite direction; the prisoners stepped and followed her to the end of Fenchurch Street, where she was waiting to cross—Pearson then went to the side of an elderly lady, not the prosecutrix, and I saw him withdraw his hand from the folds of her dress—the first lady then walked to Dean's, Monument House, and they waited for a quarter of an hour—she came out, and they followed her to Cheapside, where there was a crowd looking at Bennett's clock—Smith placed himself on her right side, and Pearson covered him—I saw Smith withdraw his hand from her dress and give something to Pearson, who ran down Ironmonger Lane, and looked at something—Westwood and I ran down King Street, into Gresham Street, and the prisoners went up Basing-hall Street, into Fore Street—I took Pearson—he said "What are you going to do?"—I said "To take you in custody for picking pockets"—he struggled violently—I put my hand in his coat pocket and found this purse, containing two 10
<hi rend="italic">tahler</hi> notes, a sovereign, half-a-crown, three sixpences, a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and a return ticket to Loughton—Smith refused his address—he said he did not wish to disgrace his friends.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-137" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-137" type="surname" value="THURN"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-137" type="given" value="HARRIET IM"/>HARRIET IM THURN</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live with my mother at Loughton—on 7th October I was in King William Street, and then in Cheapside—there was a crowd—I put my hand in my pocket and missed my purse, containing two 10
<hi rend="italic">tahler</hi> notes and other money, and a half return ticket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-138" type="surname" value="WESTWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-138" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WESTWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was with Osborne, and can corroborate the whole of his evidence—I took Smith, and said "Do you know what this is for?"—he said "What?"—I said "For picking pockets"—he said "All right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith.</hi> I did not answer at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith called.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-139" type="surname" value="PEARSON"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-139" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PEARSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). Smith did not steal the purse, I stole it, and put it in my pocket, and never disturbed it till the policeman took it—he was with me, but he did not know what I was doing—I am a stranger to him—I asked him to show me about the City to get work, and he did so—I have pleaded guilty, but he knows nothing of it.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-733-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18721028-733-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-733-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-733-18721028 t18721028-733-punishment-24"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PEARSON</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18721028-733-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-733-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-733-18721028 t18721028-733-punishment-25"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Mellor.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAXTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber of 18, Suffolk Road, Dalston—about 3.45 on the day in question, I cannot say the date, I was in St. Thomas's Passage, and heard a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> between the prisoner and Georgina Peel—Mrs. Peel was the worse for liquor of the two—they had both been drinking</p>
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<p>together in the morning as well as in the afternoon—Mrs. Peel called the prisoner a b—y rotten liar, and the prisoner shoved her up against a high fence with her hand, and. said "I ain't rotten, and never was rotten"—she did not fall, she only rolled against the fence and then walked away—the prisoner followed her, struck her, and she fell against, a barrow—she got up and said "Pray don't strike me any more, I am too drunk"—the prisoner hit her again on the head, and she fell against the upright flag stone of the urinal at the public-house—she then rolled over, and never moved or spoke afterwards—two men picked her up and took her into her own house—the prisoner lives in the same house in the front parlour—as the deceased was being carried in the prisoner was rolling her sleeves up, and she said she would kill her or anybody else that called her out of her name—two men who took some brandy to her said that she was dead—I saw no more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They both lived in one of my father's houses—they were always on the best of terms—the prisoner Is a widow and a tailoress; she has one child—Mrs. Peel gave her mind to drink very much, and when drunk she was very quarrelsome—she induced the prisoner to drink with her sometimes—Mrs. Peel did not strike at the prisoner; she wanted to get away—she did not hold up her fist—the deceased was not rolling about, but she had had as much as she could manage to walk along with—she was not very steady.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-143" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-143" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HORLEY</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 2, Duke Street—on Monday afternoon, 16th September, there was a quarrel between the prisoner and deceased about a man named Taylor in St. Thomas's Passage, and, after the quarrel, Mrs. Peel called the, prisoner a rotten whore—the prisoner said she would not be called such, names by her or any other, woman, and struck her twice—I cannot tell where the blow fell, it was so quickly done—Mrs. Peel ran behind a barrow, and said "Don't hit me, Moore, because I am drunk—she reeled from behind the barrow, and the prisoner hit her again; it appeared to me to be on the side of the head, and she fell down flat on her right side heavily—she did not speak or move—I thought she had fainted; the blow seemed so slight you would not think she was dead—she was tipsy—they were always good friends, and she lived in the house—they had been friendly to half an hour before—the deceased was married.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She has one son married—she is a respectable woman in her way, and very well conducted, not quarrelling with people—I have known her to be up at 4 0'clock in the morning at needle work—Mrs. Peel was of a quarrelsome disposition, and used to get tipsy—the prisoner never got tipsy except when Mrs. Peel coaxed her to drink—she said that morning "No, Peel, I have got to get my work done; I cannot come out"—the window was open—followed the deceased into the house, and the prisoner Had her hand in hers—she said "No, Mrs. Horley, I have seen her so before; I am sure she is not dead"—she was trying to do her all the good she could—she appeared to be very sorry; tears were rolling down her eyes—the deceased may have fallen from drink, the blow was so slight—I live directly opposite, and saw it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the fell follow immediately after the blow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-144" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT PEEL</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 25, Wellington Street—the deceased was my wife—she was in good health when I left her on this day at a little after 5 o'clock in the morning—when I came home between 4 and 5 o'clock I found her lying dead on the floor—she was not given to drink that I am</p>
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<p>aware of—I am out early in the morning and home late at night—I have never heard of any quarrel between them before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 587). I took the prisoner on 16th September about 6.30—I told her the charge—she said "I did not do it purposely, policeman; I pushed her and she fell, and I am very sorry for it"—she appeared sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was about half an hour afterwards—she appeared sobered by the occurrence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-146" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-146" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of North Street—on 16th September I was called to 25, Wellington Street, and saw Mrs. Peel lying dead on the kitchen floor—the body was quite warm—I afterwards made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination, and found extensive extravasation of blood on the base of the brain, and a slight swelling under the left ear, produced probably by a fall or a blow—the other parts of the body were quite healthy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If she fell against a flagstone that would cause the appearances, or slipping in the street would do it—a fall would cause it as well as a blow.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18721028-735-offence-1 t18721028-name-148"/>Harriett Flood</persName>, aged 9 years.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F.H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-735-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-151" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Dunford Place, Kentish Town, and an toll-collector on the Regent's Canal—on Saturday, 14th September, about 8.10, I was at my office at Paddington and heard a splash in the water—I ran out and saw an infant floating in the water—I got a garden-rake, got a child out, and gave it to a constable—it was in the water two minutes or two minutes and a half after I heard the splash—it floated on top of the water—it seemed hearty and well—I did not look to see if any one was about; my attention was attracted to save the child's life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see it fall in the water—there was no stone to make it sink—it was near the bridge—it could not have fallen from the bridge without being thrown in—I can be seen in my office by any one from the bridge or the towing-path—if thrown over by accident it would not have floated to where I found it—my door was open—the child was about a yard from the bridge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A person standing where I think it was thrown from could not see me in my office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18721028-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-152" type="surname" value="COLLOP"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-152" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COLLOP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 188). I heard a child crying near the canal and found it in Knight's arms—I took it to Dr. Westmacott—I saw the same child before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-153" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-153" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WILKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a nurse in the lying-in ward of Paddington Workhouse—on 19th August the prisoner came into the workhouse with the child; she remained there till Saturday, 14th September, when she left at 2.30 with the child—I dressed it, and recognised it after it was found in the water.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in charge of the prisoner the whole time she was in the ward and the baby too—she nursed it and was kind to it; she gave it the breast as often as it required it, and she paid every attention to it—it is not usual to get friends to fetch women from the work house, but it has been made the rule since this that every girl who is confined in the work-house shall not leave till her friends fetch her—the prisoner quite twenty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then she went away without any one coming to fetch her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, she said she was going to meet her cousin at Hammersmith—she made up her mind to go all in a moment, and had the child dressed—they give forty-eight hours' notice before they leave the workhouse—she told me she had written to her cousin to meet her, and she wrote, a letter, but whether it was to her cousin I do not know—she got a girl to write the letter, and I posted it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN GUYS"/>JOHN GUYS WESTMACOTT</persName> </hi> (M.R.C.S.) I live at 19, St. Mary's Terrace, Paddington—I examined this child; it was not quite dry, and was wrapped up in a blanket—I ordered it to be taken to the station, and gave a certifi
<lb/>cate to take it to the workhouse—next day, Sunday, I sent for the prisoner—I examined her breasts, and asked her when she nursed it last—she said on Saturday evening at 7 o'clock—there was no milk in her breasts, it was quite suppressed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The milk does go sometimes from different causes; fright, and so on—I examined her the following day, and still there was no milk—suppression of the milk very often affects the mind, but sup
<lb/>pression is rather an uncommon thing to come on suddenly—I do not think it would affect her mind—I observed nothing the matter with her mind—I cannot say what state of mind she was in—I do not know that she had been wandering about the streets for five or six hours—she was in her right mind when I examined her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Suppose she had nursed the, child up to 7 o'clock, would you expect her mind to be affected an hour and a half afterwards?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-155" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HERBERT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer X</hi>). On Sunday evening, about 12.30, I went to 25, Essex Place, Hammersmith, and saw the prisoner in a back room—I told her I was a detective, and should arrest her for attempting to murder her child by throwing it into the Regent's Canal on Saturday night—she said "
<hi rend="italic">My</hi> child! you have made a mistake, my child id dead; it cannot be my child"—I said "it is very fortunate the child is not dead; it was found on Saturday afternoon in the Regent's Canal; here is a porter outside from the workhouse, if you wish me to call him I will do so"—I do not think she made any reply—I said she would have to go with me to the station—I do not think she made any reply—her cousin, who was there with her husband, said "You don't mean to say that, sir"—I said "Yes, that is the truth"—I said "Were not you aware that the was living?"—she said "No, she wrote to me and told me that it was dead, and I wrote to the mother to that effect," meaning the prisoner's mother, "and she will be up to-morrow"—the prisoner replied "You did not tell me that mother was coming to-morrow."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the house with the porter—I did not take him in because I thought she would know him—I did not want to pump her with a few questions to get up a case against her—I took the porter to identify her—I believe I told the Magistrate that the prisoner said her child was dead; I signed my deposition, and it was read over to me—(
<hi rend="italic">The witness's</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">deposition did not mention it</hi>)—it is not an entire mistake on my part to say that she said it was dead—I have not confused the cousin's statement and the prisoner's—I heard my deposition read over, and signed it, and did not notice that important omission—she said she would go quietly with me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-156" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN ROUDEN</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 22, Desborough Please Harrow Road—on Saturday evening, 24th December, the prisoner, whom I have known about eight months, came to me and asked me whether I would go in to her mistress after her money—I said "Yes," and said "Where is your child, Ann?" she said "At my cousin's, all right"—that was between 8 and 9 o'clock—I know the spot where the child was found, it is about half-a-mile from where I met her—she said that her cousin lived at Hammer
<lb/>smith—I left her at my door, and went after her money, and just as I had got it, the cousin came to my shop, and I had a conversation with her, and in consequence of what she said, I spoke to the prisoner, who was outside my door, where I had left her—I said, "Ann, where is your baby? tell me"—she was always called Ann—she said it was dead in the workhouse, and they had kept her there till it was buried, and that was the reason she was there so long—her cousin then came out, and they went away together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-157" type="surname" value="DEX"/>
<interp inst="t18721028-name-157" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE DEX</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's cousin, and am the wife of James Dex—on 14th December, between 8 and 9 P.M., I was at Mrs. Rouden's looking for the prisoner—I saw her there standing outside, and said "Well, Sally, you might have let me know about this affair"—I meant her confinement, as she had never let me know about it—that is all I said then, and she went home to my house—it is not true that the baby was left at my house, I have never seen it at all—I had received a letter before this in the prisoner's writing—I have not got it; my children play with letters, and they get destroyed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner some years; she is a girl of weak intellect—I have always found something strange when she has come to my place—she has very weak intellect—she was rather stupid, If you asked her a question she did not answer so quickly as she ought—she has an aunt in an asylum—I went to the workhouse, as we did not know when she was coming out—me and my husband would have met her, and taken her home with us, and then I am sure this would not have happened.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18721028-name-158" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-158" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY GAUNT</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother, and live at St. Ives—her age is nineteen—her character is kind and humane, but she is curious, and has been of weak intellect at times from her childhood—she has been eighth or nine months in town in service.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-159" type="given" value="CHARLES DASHWOOD"/>THE REV. CHARLES DASHWOOD GOLDIE</persName> </hi>. I am the Vicar of St. Ives—I have known the prisoner's family six years—she was in my family about a month, during the illness of another servant, and bore a very good character indeed—she is kind and humane to children—there are several of her family who act in an unaccountable way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>. I should not like to say that there is insanity in the family—I last saw her eighteen months ago.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You would not like to take upon yourself to say that she did not know the difference between right and wrong?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but I think, she would very likely act impulsively without proper reason—T do not think she would steal anything without knowing it was stealing—I thinks her wandering about for five or six hours might have caused it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 244). On 2nd September, about 10.45 p.m., I was called to the White Bear public-house, St. George's-in-the-East, and saw Andrew Wickman bleeding from a wound in his breast—he pointed out the prisoner as having done it, and I took him in charge—he said "He struck me first, and I could not help it"—the deceased was drunk, and the prisoner was the worse for liquor—the sergeant received this knife from the prisoner.</p>
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<lb/>well—I was in the White Bear, and saw Wickman there—the prisoner came in and called for a bottle of lemonade, and Wickman, who was standing outside in the street, hit the prisoner on the side of the head, and knocked his cap off—the prisoner then came into the bar, and hit him on the side of the head with his fist—Wickman then pulled off his coat to fight him, and was in the act of hitting him again when he called out "Oh, I am stabbed!"—I did not see the prisoner stab him—I saw blood flowing from his shirt—a constable came and took the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi> 10). I took the charge at the station; Wickman, who was sitting on a stool, bleeding from his left breast, said, in the prisoner's hearing, "I was standing inside the White Bear public-house, St. George's Street, East, about ten minutes back; we had been drinking together, we quarrelled, and he took out a knife and stabbed me"—I said to the prisoner, "You hear what the prosecutor has said against you"—he said "Yes, he struck me last voyage, and again to-night; we have been shipmates together five or six years, and when he struck me to-night I stabbed him, I could not help it"—I asked him if he heard the prisoner say that he had struck him—he said "Yes, I did, and I will skin the b—when I get over this"—the prisoner, addressing Wickman, said "I could not help it, I am very sorry for it, Peter"—I asked the prisoner for the knife, and he handed me this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) it was shut.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the London Hospital—the deceased was brought there on 3rd September, about 12.30—I examined him, and found a stab through his left breast into the lung—he remained in the hospital till 26th September, when he died of pleurisy, occasioned by the wound—I made a
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-166" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN BONKEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Bonken, who keeps the White Bear—I was in the bar on the evening of 2nd September—the prisoner had a bottle of lemonade in the bar—while he was drinking it the deceased came in and struck him on the side of the head and knocked his cap off—the deceased was pulling off his coat to hit him again, and before he had time to do so the prisoner stabbed him—I did not see the blow, but I saw the blood on his left breast—I did not see the knife till the prisoner produced it—I rang, and had the police called in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say whether the prisoner had the knife in his hand before; I did not see it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> I never had a quarrel with him. I saw him in the White Bear when I went in; I did not speak to him. A girl asked me for a drink; I gave her some lemonade. As I paid for it, and was feeling for my money, Wickman struck me in the face. I fell</p>
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<p>backwards, and my hand being on my knife as he struck me again, I pulled it out and stabbed him. I next found myself held by a policeman. The policeman asked me for the knife and I gave it to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 30, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-173" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FUSSELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 163). I was on duty in Telegraph Place on the night of 8th October—I went from there to Token house Yard—I heard a noise, and went back to Telegraph Place—I remained there about half a minute, and saw the prisoner leave No. 5, Mr. Mullen's shop, With a bundle under his arm—I followed him into a urinal in Moorgate Street, and asked him what he had—he said "What do you mean?"—I said "The bundle you have got under your arm"—I examined the bundle; it con
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was 21 yards from him when I saw him go into the urinal—I am sure he had a bundle under his arm when he went in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of property gone, these coats amongst them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-175" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MILLARD</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Butler's Head tavern, Telegraph Street—on the night of 6th October I saw some persons about the place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw three men outside the house—they had no bundle—one was about twenty-five or thirty—they were dressed respectably, and were loafing about without any apparent purpose.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Am I like one of the persons at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't recognise you as one of them—I gave information to the police at 12.40—I saw a man leave the shop with a bundle—the distance was too far for me to recognise any one—I don't know whether the policeman saw down the court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I went into the urinal, and there was another man there; as the policeman came in the other man left, and left the bundle there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-176" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FUSSELL</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">made by the defendant.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stating that, if no evidence were given, the witnesses would be dealt with on their own recognisances</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the witnesses into the box.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-180" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK DETHERIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the Vestry of Paddington—amongst the papers belonging to the Vestry I have a letter addressed to the Vestry of Paddington, purporting to be signed by one Richard Thomas—I do not produce it—I have not had any communication with Mr. Thomas upon the subject.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you the custodian of the documents belonging to the Vestry?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the letter in question is in the strong room, amongst the documents belonging to the Vestry—I hold the key of the strong room—the Vestry passed a resolution declining to furnish a copy of the letter, or to produce it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-186" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the usher in the Second Court at the Middlesex Sessions—I was present when William Bolton was put on his trial upon the indictment which has been produced—the prisoner was a witness on his behalf—I administered the oath to her in the usual form—a pencil-case and two copper coins were produced, and shown to her—she said they belonged to the prisoner, that she had given them to him—she was asked whether they belonged to Buckingham, and she said "No"—she said that the pair of trousers which Bolton had got on she had given him, before she had had time to look at them—she said they were her husband's property, and she had given them to Bolton—she was asked whether they belonged to Buck
<lb/>ingham, and she said "No"—she was asked as to her relations with the prisoner, and she said he was only a lodger—she was repeatedly asked whether she lived with him as man and wife, and she denied it—she repeated on more than one occasion that the different articles were the property of Bolton, which had been given by her to him—I understood that she said she had given the trousers to Bolton, not that Buckingham had given them to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not say the trousers belonged to my husband, they were Mr. Buckingham's trousers; and he gave them to him, and I altered them for him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she say he gave them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I understood her to mean that they belonged to her husband—I only paid general attention to the case—I paid no particular attention to it—I could not tell you what any of the witnesses swore in the previous case; this case was contested and</p>
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<p>that was the reason I took a little more notice than usual—there is no shorthand writer at the Middlesex Sessions—there are some reporters there, but I don't know that there was one in the Court at the time—there is no regular shorthand writer there to take evidence verbatim—the prisoner was committed after she gave her evidence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-187" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BUCKINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a coachman—in July I was living at 4, Abbey Garden Mews—I knew William Bolton, and had employed him occasionally—I left town on 26th July with my horses by the Great Western Railway; Bolton knew of my going—my wife joined me on 29th July—when I left town, I left in the place where I was residing a pair of trousers, and two coins and a pencil-case were safe in my wife's work-box—I returned on 6th September, and missed those articles as well as others—I next saw those things on the 8th, when I gave Bolton into custody, and he was searched at the station—I saw him searched, tad saw several coins taken from his pockets, out of which were two which I identified, and the pencil-case—next morning at the Police Court I saw that he was wearing my trousers—I identified the articles—the pencil-case was taken from Bolton when he was searched—my wife had had the coins previous to my marrying her, and we had been married fifteen years—she has had them all that time—she had the pencil-case at the time I was married, and there was a little toothpick, and that was not found—I had had the trousers about eighteen months I should think—I never gave them to Bolton—I gave him a light suit which he had at the time he was apprehended; but these I did not give him, neither had he any right to take them away—I was present when Bolton was tried before Mr. Barrow, and when the prisoner gave evidence—she was at the Police Court on both occasions, but she did not give evidence there—before Bolton was sent for trial he pleaded guilty, and wished the Magistrate to settle it—the prisoner was there—I listened attentively to what she was saying on the trial, and I heard her give evidence about the pencil-case—to the best of my belief, she said that some friend had given. it to her husband, but who that friend was she could not exactly account for, and the coins were the same, but how she got them he could not say; she said she gave them to Bolton, and he had had them about six weeks at that time—she said the trousers were her husband's, I believe, and she had altered them; I would not say exactly what she said about that—she said they were hers, I believe—I don't think she looked at them before she gave evidence upon them, she looked at the prisoner, but in the position he was, she could not see what trousers they were—she said that Bolton was merely a lodger—it was put to her repeatedly, and she said she had no more interest in him only as a lodger—after the trial and Bolton's conviction she was ordered into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He gave the trousers to Bolton before he went to Reading, and he wore them at the time he was at Reading.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No such thing, Bolton came down to Reading with my wife—he had the suit that I gave him then, the light coat and trousers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-188" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CATON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer S.</hi>) I apprehended Bolton on 8th Sep
<lb/>tember, at 19, Southam Street, Kensal New Town—the prisoner was there at the time—I took Bolton to the station and searched, amongst other things I found this pencil-case and two copper coins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which Buckingham identified at once—Bolton was brought up next day at the Police Court, and Buckingham then identified the trousers he was wearing—Bolton said, "You are getting of it up for me,
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi>"—Bolton was</p>
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<p>before the Magistrate on two occasions—I saw the prisoner on both occa
<lb/>sions in the passage, not in the Court—she was not called as a witness by Bolton on that occasion, and did not offer to give any evidence—I was present at the Sessions—these are the pencil-case and coins which were produced and shown to her when she gave her evidence, she said the pencil-case was hers, she had had it some time, and had given it to Bolton about six weeks—she said the same with respect to the copper coins—she said Bolton gave her the trousers to mend—I did not hear her say they belonged to her husband—she was asked whether they belonged to Buckingham, she said they did not—the judge made a remark that she identified the trousers before she saw them—she never looked at the prisoner before she said that—she was asked whether they were living as man and wife or not, she said, "No, he is a lodger of mine"—the questions were put to her once or twice, and she repeated the same story each time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The trousers belonged to Buckingham, as I said at the time, and he gave them to me to mend. The coins were mine years ago, Bucking
<lb/>ham said he would lock me up if I appeared.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-189" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT REEVES</persName> </hi>. I am a warder at the House of Correction—I produce the pair of trousers that were worn by Bolton at the time of trial—the other part of the suit consisted of a light stable suit.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-190" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BUCKINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I left town on 29th July to join my husband—before I left I noticed a pair of trousers behind the door—these are the ones—there was also a work-box in my place—when I returned on 6th September I noticed the work-box had been removed from where I had left it, and it had been turned upside down—I missed two copper coins—these are them—I should think I had them twenty-five years—they were given me by my brother—the pencil-case was also in the work-box when I went away on 29th July—I have had that fifteen or sixteen years—I was not present at the Court before Mr. Barron—I am certain these trousers are my husband's—I know a light suit which my husband gave to Bolton—these don't resemble those trousers at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She was not at home when the things were given to Bolton—she was in her service—the pair of trousers were given to Bolton before she came home, and those coins and pencil-case belonged to me years ago—the man said he would imprison me—he is a wicked man—he came out of prison on 6th May from eighteen months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES BUCKINGHAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that true?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the charge was for obtaining two rugs—I was convicted, and had eighteen months' imprisonment; but that is no reason why I am to be robbed—I am a respectable man, and always have been—my eighteen months was at Clerkenwell—that was the first time, and I hope it will be the last—I never was in trouble before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-191" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE COLLY</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Frederick Street, Portland Town—my husband is James Colly, a lamplighter—I know the prisoner Yates—she occupied two parlours and the back kitchen with me—when I first knew her she was living with her husband—he died about a year ago—after his death Bolton came there—he was a lodger in the house—he lodged with Mrs. Yates, and occupied the same rooms—I have seen them going out together—I have seen Bolton in bed there, and the prisoner in the front parlour at needlework—I have seen them go into the same room together—there were two beds.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Mrs. Colly knows he lodged with my son In the back room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has she a son?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he is twenty-seven and Bolton is twenty-three—I did not say anything to the prisoner before she left about her conduct with Bolton—I was not present when any complaints were made to her—the only one that any one could make was Mrs. Yates speaking to the young man and going out with him—she paid her rent and conducted herself respectably—she was there with me four years—I was only a lodger there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-192" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BARRON</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, Southam Street, Kensal New Town—my husband is James Barron, a carpenter—on 28th August Bolton and Mrs. Yates came to my house to take my two parlours—the terms were 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week, and it was arranged they should come in the next morning, the 29th, and I saw them in possession of the rooms—I never entered the rooms during the time Bolton was there, and I don't know how many beds there were—they remained till Bolton was taken into custody—her daughter, who was about twenty, and three little children came there—they lived there—they occupied the rooms all together—I gave Bolton a latch-Key—he was occupying the rooms with the prisoner till he was taken into custody—I saw him walking out with her—I always considered he was her nephew—she gave her name as Mrs. Yates, and he was called Bolton—I have seen him coming out of Mrs. Yates' rooms at 7 o'clock in the morning in his shirt sleeves—her son was not at my place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi>—I think one of the coins is 1705, and the other is 1805; they are English coins. He picked them up from amongst my things when I was moving; my son and daughter knew them well.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GLYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Jones; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A.B. KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Collins.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-196" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GUNSTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 360, Gray's Inn Road—on 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> September, at 12 o'clock, I was turning the corner of Ampton Street into Gray's Inn Road, when three persons pushed against me—they made some remark, "Old boy, I see you have got a watch," or something of that sort—they offered to fight, but I declined—Jones took his coat off—a friend advised me to put my watch in my trousers pocket—I stepped back to do so, and was knocked down—I don't remember any more—my coat was buttoned, but my chain could be seen—I recognise Jones—when I regained my faculties I was asked if I would charge the prisoners, and I said I would—I do not recognise Collins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>. I was returning from the Theatre—I was dark—no one had pushed against me previously—I heard a man called Neale examined at the Police Court for the defence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLY</hi>. I know Collins was there, but I don't know what part he took in the affair—I thought the remark about the watch was chaffing—I put it down as an ordinary street phrase.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-197" type="given" value="ANNA"/>ANNA CRUTCHLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of David Crutchley, and live at 13, Caledonia Crescent—on the evening of 17th September, about 12 o'clock, I was walking along the Gray's Inn Road behind the prosecutor—my husband and the prosecutor and the other witness were met by these prisoners, and the third one is here as a witness for the prisoners—Collins</p>
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<p>pushed very rudely against Gunston, and Gunston said "Mind what you're doing of, mate"—Jones turned round and used very bad language, and took off his coat to fight—he then rushed at Gunston, and made a snatch at his watch—he followed him across the road and knocked him down—when he was down I saw Collins kick him in the ear—I heard my husband gay to Gunston "Take your watch out and put it into your trousers pocket," and he was stepping backwards and Jones followed him, and knocked him down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>. This was not a quarrel at all—the others would not quarrel with the prisoners—Henry Read has been called as a witness—he was with us—we had been to have a pint of ale—my husband had been to Shoreditch Station to see a friend of his off with Read, and he called for me at a friend's house—this was about 11.50—these men were perfectly sober—they were all on the same side of the road—they tried to get across out of the way, but the prisoners followed them—Gunston took off his watch and chain and put it in his pocket—he did not then put up his hands for the purpose of fighting—I swear he never struck any one—we did not all four take up the pathway as we were walking along—Collins did not complain of any one pushing against him till we were at Clerken-well—he did then—I did net hear Jones say anything about the watch—I said at the Police Court that Collins kicked him in the ear.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLY</hi>. When Jones pushed against Gunston, Gunston did not get against the wall and lift his hands, he tried to get away—I went to the Police Station, when the charge was made—Collins followed and went into the Police Station, and walked out again, and then the policeman fetched him in—he walked in of his own accord first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I heard the prisoners say "For goodness' sake don't give us in charge, let us go"—while the prosecutor was on the ground I saw Collins kick him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-198" type="given" value="HENRY JAMES"/>HENRY JAMES READ</persName> </hi>. I live at 57, Derby Buildings, Britannia Street—I was with Gunston on the night of the 17th—I saw three men coming along, the prisoners and one who appeared as a witness—they pushed against Gunston, and I saw no more till I saw him over the road lying insensible—I identify the prisoners as two of the men—I was walking towards home with the prosecutor, and that is all I know about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-199" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID CRUTCHLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Caledonian Crescent—I was with the prosecutor on this occasion—I saw the prisoners and a third party—they shoved roughly against Gunston—he told them to look where they were going, and Jones pulled off his coat to fight Gunston—I said to Gunston "Put your watch in your pocket, because they mean having your watch"—Gunston put his hand in his trousers pocket and stepped across the road to get away from them, and Jones followed and knocked him down—I saw Jones make a snatch at his watch—I saw Collins go up directly and kick the prosecutor in the head—whilst I was in the act of picking Gunston up I was hit myself, but I could not say who hit me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>. I did not hear Collins complain of us three men knocking up against him—I heard Anna Crutchley examined at the Police Court—I heard her say that Collins kicked him in the ear; it was not "knocked"—I had been down to Shoreditch Station to see a friend off at 10.30—I had a pint of half-and-half to drink—I was with the prose
<lb/>cutor all the time, not Read.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLY</hi>. I looked on these men as quarrelsome</p>
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<p>men trying to get up a fight—I did not think anything of a robbery at the time—I am a labourer—I am in work—I went down to the Police Station—I did not give evidence on the first occasion—the prisoners were charged with an assault at first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not knock against Collins—Read helped us to drink the pint of beer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 226). I was in the Gray's Inn Road, and saw the prosecutor and two other men and a woman going up Ampton Street into the Gray's Inn Road, towards the Metropolitan Railway—I heard some one say "What the devil did you knock against me for?"—then I saw Jones take off his coat, and saw the prosecutor cross out in a diagonal way—I ran up, and found him lying senseless in the road and Jones in his shirt sleeves, and he had his foot up to kick the prosecutor—Jones said "All right, old man; you know me"—there was another man named William Williams who began to tell me in confidence what a cowardly assault it was, and Collins said "It is a b—lie; all right, Charlie, I will be witness for you"—they came to the station, and Collins came in—I turned him outside—Crutchley told me he was the man who kicked Gunston when he was on the road, and I took him into custody and got him charged—Gunston's ear was split and bleeding—Collins complained at the station that they knocked against him—I would give my opinion that the expres
<lb/>sion "What the devil did you knock against me for?" came from the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the prosecutor was down, the prisoners did not say anything about being pushed against, not till we got to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the charge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The prisoners at the Police Sta
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-744-18721028 t18721028-744-punishment-31"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 31, 1872.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Mellor.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18721028-745-offence-1 t18721028-name-206"/>John Finn</persName>, they were
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIMMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-207" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY FINN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Michael Finn, a labourer—the deceased was my son—he was 14 on March 7th—he was a plasterer's boy, and was getting 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—on Saturday night, 7th September, between 6 and 7 o'clock he went out, and I did not see him again till he was brought home at 12.45, when some boys put him inside the gate—he was then quite silly and could not walk—he died about 2.45 next day—I sent for a doctor, but he did not come till the boy was dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-208" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAROLD</persName> </hi>. I work with my father at Brick Lane, and live at 16, Manor Gardens—I was in Eaton Square about 11.45 on this night with Greenaway, Somers, Riley, and the deceased—we had been to the Victoria</p>
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<p>Theatre, and were going home—as we crossed Eaton Square we met three men and two women—the prisoners are two of the men—when we came up to them, White struck Somers, who was walking in the middle of us, on the side of the ear, and Hill struck Finn on the side of the ear, and he fell with his head on the kerb—we called out "Police!" and the prisoners ran down the street—the other men stopped behind with the women—Holt and White ran after us and kicked us—we were not saying anything, we only called out "Police!"—we did not know either of them before—two con
<lb/>stables in uniform came, caught hold of the prisoners and took them to where the boy lay—Holt whispered in the policeman's ear, and said that he was in the E Division—I did not know in what division the policemen were in—Holt said, "Pick the boy up, he is drunk, and take him home"—young Weedon said, "Don't do that, the boy is dead"—the constable caught hold of Weedon and said, "If you don't go away I will lock you up"—Somers and me picked Finn up, and the policemen went away, they did not take the prisoners into custody—Riley, and I, and Somers took Finn to the fountain and bathed his head and took him home to his mother's house—the policeman held Finn up from the ground, and asked him in the prisoners' presence if he had been struck, and he said that no one had struck him—that was after Holt said that he was in the E Division—I am quite sure I saw the blow struck—Holt struck it—I never said a word—we were walking in a row, and they met us—I afterwards picked Holt out at the station from among other men, and have no doubt he is the man—we had only drunk one pot between five of us, and that was in the theatre.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We walked from the Victoria Theatre, which is in the New Cut, to Chelsea—we left the theatre about 11.30, and this happened about 12.30—we had nothing to drink, we only went to an eel-pie shop—I do not know that one of the party has stated that we had four pots among the five—we nearly, occupied the whole of the pavement, and were singing nice and softly—we had pipes—the first thing was that White struck Somers without saying anything to him, and at the same time Holt struck Finn without saying anything to him—I saw no stone thrown, and did not see that White's head was cut—Finn fell heavily against the stone kerb—I believe Russell is the policeman who asked him if any one hit him—he held him up more than once and asked him if anybody had struck him, and more than once the deceased answered that nobody had struck him—I told the policeman that that was not correct, and that Holt had struck him—I have said so before—Holt struck him with his clenched fist under the left ear, and he fell right backwards on the kerb—we made way for the prisoners; some of us went in the road—they had two women with them—I do not know whether one was Holt's wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am quite sure we had no more beer after we left the theatre—I saw no stones thrown by any of my companions—Finn could hardly speak, but he said that no one struck him—they asked him what he had been drinking, and he said "Tea"—we had not been drinking tea.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-209" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GREENAWAY</persName> </hi>. I was at the Victoria Theatre on 7th September—I went home with the deceased and Somers and Riley; there were five of us—we met a party of whom the two prisoners formed part; there were three men and two women—they were going towards St. Peter's Church, and we were going towards Sloane Square—we were singing—White slung his arm round and struck Somers, saying "Get out of</p>
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<p>the way"—Holt struck Finn just afterwards under the ear—he did not say anything—he wanted to push us off the pavement—we had made way for them—it was a hard blow, and Finn fell backwards and knocked his head—I cannot say that Holt's fist was doubled, but I saw his arm shoot out—they all ran away, and we ran after them calling "Police!"—we went up to them and told them we would give them in charge—they said "If you don't hold we will give you in charge"—two policemen came up, and they fetched the men back by their arms to where the boy was lying—the third man walked behind—I heard Holt whisper in the policeman's ear that he was in the E Division—the policemen then let go of them, and told us to take the boy home for he was drunk—they picked him up and shook him, and asked him who hit him—he said "Nobody, nobody"—I said that Holt had hit him—he was asked what he had been drinking, and we told him one pot of beer between five, but Finn said "Tea"—we had not been throwing stones nor did I see any thrown—we were all abreast, but not arm-in-arm—we had just moved to let them pass, when White struck Somers—we took Finn to the drinking fountain in Sloane Square and gave him half a cup of cold water—I do not know whether he could walk, but we held him up under each arm—we saw him home, and did not tee him again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you gave him some water did he speak?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He only said "George, George, let me lie down, for my head is a spinning round."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Holt struck him on the ear—I am quite sure it was not in the face—it was near the ear—I cannot swear where it was—we had drunk one pot of beer—five of us were walking on the pavement in a row, and we moved as they got to us—the two women were behind them—we were singing, but not loud, because the policeman told us not to sing loud when we were by St. Peter's Church five minutes before—we were all singing in chorus.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-210" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SOMERS</persName> </hi>. I was with Finn and the others in Eaton Square, and met three men and two women—we were walking together in a line, singing, and White hit me a slap in the face—he said nothing—White then hit Finn in the face, saying "What are you doing of?" and then Holt came and knocked him down, and he fell—they were walking away, and three of us went after them, and called "Police!"—Riley stopped with Finn—the men began hitting us, but the policemen came, and brought them back—a policeman turned his bull's-eye on Finn, and Holt said "I am a policeman in the E Division"—the policeman then said "I will have nothing to do with it," and told us to take the boy home, he was drunk—the policeman asked Finn what he had been drinking, but he did not answer—he asked him if anybody hit him, and he said "Nobody."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure Holt hit him as well as White?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, both of them—none of us picked up any stones—we were only singing—we had one pot of beer amongst five.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see that White's head was bleeding—he said that a stone had been thrown at him—I did not say before the Magistrate that White's head was bleeding—I put a cross to my deposition—I did not say "White's head was bleeding; the hat produced is White's"—I did not know the hat—a gentleman showed it to me—White was between two bars in the Court—that was not the same day, it was on Wednesday, at Roches
<lb/>ter Row—nothing was said about stone-throwing before we were struck; it was after the policemen came up that they said we had been throwing stones—Holt struck Finn behind the ear—it was White who struck him in</p>
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<p>the face—I cannot be on my oath that it was on the ear—I do not know that I said so—I will be on my oath that it was Holt who bit him last—Riley is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. GREENAWAY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see White hit Finn on the face before he was struck by Holt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I only saw him strike Somers—nothing was said about stone-throwing till the police came up—White then said that a stone had been thrown—I was shown a hat, with a out in it, before the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-211" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WEEDON</persName> </hi>. I saw a disturbance in Eaton Square, and saw Harold and Greenaway coming along crying—they complained that White and Holt had been hitting Finn—White could hear what was said—I caught hold of Holt by the sleeve, and my friend Mr. Windsworth caught hold of White, and asked what was the matter—White told me they had been grossly insulted by the boys, who had insulted the females—Finn was then lying on the ground—White told me the boys had been throwing stones—I saw that White's head was bleeding very much—he took his hat off, and showed me that it was cut through and his head was bleeding—Somers and Harold were there then—the policemen did not come up for a few minutes—I asked them to come back, and we went back, and saw Finn lying on the ground, vomiting—I do not mean foaming at the mouth, but sick—Logan put his bull's-eye on Finn, and said "Oh, he it drunk"—before that I heard Holt say "It is all right; I am a detective, in the E Division"—I pointed out Holt, and told the policemen to take him in charge, and I said to them "I think the boy is very much hurt; I will pay for a cab, and send him to the hospital"—he said "Take him home; he is drunk"—I asked the prisoners their names—Holt said "My name is John Bull"—White gave no address or name—I did not know him—Harold and Green-away picked the boy up, took him to the drinking fountain, and washed his face—he did not walk there, his legs were dragging—the policemen said that the boys were drunk, and they said they had one pot between the five—I saw no stone-throwing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is no doubt that White was bleeding from his forehead, and his hat was out through—I asked White if he struck Finn, and he said he merely touched him because he insulted, him and his wife, and all of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-212" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAKIN</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer—I was in Eaton Square on the morning of 8th September, and saw a disturbance—a schoolmaster called me across the road, and I saw the boy lying en the ground—I lifted him up, and he was sick very much—the prisoners were a few yards up, but I did not go to them, I stopped with the boy—a few minutes afterwards the police went up to them and brought them, towards me and the boy—I heard Holt say that he belonged to the E Division—a policeman asked Finn if he had had any beer, and Finn said that they had had one pot between five.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They asked Finn who had struck him, and he said no one had—I asked the boys whether they could point out the man who had struck Finn, and none of them were able to do so—the policemen asked Finn his address, and he said that he lived at Manor Gardens—that was after he said that nobody had hit him—the policemen asked him if he was incapable of walking home, and he said he was—I did not hear him say anything about tea—the other boys were not sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I form that opinion because they did not know what they were saying—they were excited, and I heard them swearing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18721028-name-213" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BEACH</persName> </hi>. I am a gas-fitter—I saw this altercation going on—I did not hear the boys charged with throwing stones; nothing was said about it that I recollect.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 181). I was on duty in Eaton Square on the morning of 8th December, and heard a disturbance—I went up, and saw Finn on the ground—there were seven boys altogether—I am sure of that—I had not heard the cry of "Police!" but I heard a disturbance, and Greenaway pointed out Holt to me, who was 30 or 40 yards from them—I went with him and brought Holt back—I told Russell to detain him while I looked after the boy, who I found lying in the road, vomiting, and he smelt very strong of drink—some one said "Lift the boy up," and he got on a seat, and I asked him if anybody had struck him; he said "No"—I pointed to Holt, and said "Did that man strike you?"—he said "No nobody struck me"—I said "Where do you live?"—he said "10, Manor Gardens"—I said "Do you want to go home?"—he said "Yes, I want to go home"—I said "The best thing you can do is to go home"—Holt gave his name as Hyde, and said he was a policeman of the E Division, and I took his address, 14, Broad Court—he said that loud enough for all the people to hear—that was when I was bringing him to the boy—I had never seen him before—his name is not Hyde—he was a police-constable—he does not live in that place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure the boy told you that nobody struck him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am—I examined the boy with my lamp, but could not see any marks—he smelt very strongly of drink—the boys told me at first that they had only one pot of beer, but afterwards one of them, I think it was Greenaway, said they had had four, after my cross-examining them, after asking them a few questions—no one was charged but Holt at that time—I heard some of the bystanders say something about stones being thrown, but I don't know who—I did not notice that White was bleeding.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One of the crowd said the boys had been throwing—I did not see then that White's head was cut, but I saw it afterwards, and there was a very large cut in his hat—the bystanders did not say that the stones had hit anybody—Holt said that the boys had pushed against them, and would not let them pass, that the boys were all abreast—I am quite sure that one of the boys said that they had four pots of beer—I said "How much have you had to drink?"—they said, "One pot of beer"—I asked them several times, and they admitted that they had had four pots of beer—Holt has been till recently in the police, and it appears that he bears a very good character—I believe it was his wife whom he was with.</p>