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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119,
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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, June 9th, 1873, and following days,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-11" 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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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WATERLOW, MAYOR. EIGHTH 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, June</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognisance in</hi> 100
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. with intent to defraud, and conspiring together to obtain the said sum with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of penny stamps, and put down a half
<lb/>crown and shilling in payment—I put the half-crown into the tester, and it bent—the date was 1817—we had had a quantity of bad money passed the previous day, and some of that date amongst it—I had seen the prisoner in the office a few days before—I handed the half-crown to Miss Wade, and she asked the prisoner where he got it from—he said he had got it in change in King William Street—it was afterwards given to the constable.</p>
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<p>and shilling in payment for the stamps—Miss Honey put the half crown in the detector, and bent it, and I bent it further—I am sure it was bad—the shilling was good—I took the half-crown round to the prisoner, and I asked if he knew it was a bad one and where he got it—he said he got it in King William Street, and offered a good one—I did not take it—I sent for a constable and gave him in charge—I had seen him in the shop one day the week before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a threepenny piece, all good—I produce the half-crown I received from Miss Wade.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHENOWTH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Metropolitan Tavern—on 15th March I was in the bar and my niece gave me this coin—I found it was light, and I went to the counter and asked the prisoner what it was he had tendered—he said "Isn't it a half-sovereign?—I said "Certainly not"—he said "Do you mean to say it is not a half-sovereign"—I again said "Certainly not"—he then threw down a shilling, which my niece took up and gave him change for what he had been served with—I went out into the street and spoke to the policeman on duty, and whilst doing so the prisoner came out and passed by—I pointed him out to the policeman and afterwards gave him in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman M</hi> 88). I took the prisoner into custody and said "What about that half-sovereign you tried to pass?—he said "I have got no half-sovereign"—I said "Come turn it up, let us have a look at it" and then he took it out of his waistcoat pocket and said "It is right enough"—I said "I don't believe it is, come back and we will see about it"—we went back; he said he got it from a public-house in the Strand—he afterwards said he got it at Wood's, the wine merchant's, but it was no good going there because they would know nothing about it—I found on him two sixpences and 6
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-evamined.</hi> Wood's is a place where they draw wine from the wood—a great many people go there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—this is a bad half-crown—this coin is a guilt sixpence—it is not a light half-sovereign—there is no half-sovereign of that date.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm, Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is false, I never saw you before in my life, and I never was here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., for the sale of an anti-macassar.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-40" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—I was present on the 10th of May when the prisoner came in, and I put my coat on, as I knew her—she had passed a bad shilling to me on the 26th—I watched, and saw her give my wife a bad shilling—I then said "You are just the girl I have been looking for, just the party I want"—she handed me another shilling, which I believe was good, but I would not take it—she went out
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of vinegar on the 26th, and she gave me a bad shilling, but I did not discover it till a minute after she had gone—I kept it by itself, and gave it to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The florin and half-crown are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DB MICHELE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown, and the barmaid made an observation to me before I gave him change—I then tried both half-crowns, and found them both bad—I called the housekeeper, Mrs. Toppey, and went for a constable, who took Harrington.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> About eight people were in the same compartment with the prisoner—the bar holds about two dozen—I serve in the same bar with Alfred Scott—I had never seen Harrington before—nobody else could have put down a half-crown on the counter—there were only two which I took—I always put large money by itself—I usually place half-crowns in a glass—there was another glass with crowns in it, but I could not find it—I did not give the prisoner the change for the second half-crown—I gave them both to the housekeeper.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of me; you have no right to that man's change"—I told him that Harrington had given a bad half-crown—he came again on 29th May and was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have a great many customers in the course of a week—I am certain Harrington is the man who came in six or seven weeks before, if I had not seen him for ten years I should have known him—I said "This is not the first time, or the fourth time, you have tendered bad money in this house"—he told me he got it from Mr. Draper's, in Covent Garden, and was not aware it was bad—a woman with him paid for the ale—Brennan asked for his change in the evening, and said that he gave it to save a
<hi rend="italic">row.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure you got 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. back?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was two shillings—I cannot swear there were three penny pieces, I know it was 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Harrington in the public-house—he did not speak to me—I gave the halfpence to Brennan—he said they belonged to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brennan. Q.</hi> Where did I give you the parcel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> While I was rising with the halfpence in my hand—you went out of the public-house with me, and stood against the door by the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see Harrington—Brennan it called Ted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brennan. Q.</hi> Did you see me again after that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not till you came into the King's Head, Thursday night—I did not go to your place and tell you to keep out of the way of the
<hi rend="italic">coppers</hi>—I met Elizabeth Willis, who said "Have you seen my uncle and aunt?"—I said "I have not"—she said "They are very drunk, will you take me home and sleep me?"—I said "I will"—I took her home and put her to bed—the aunt came and said "Have you seen my niece?"—I said "Yes, she is here; don't let her get up till morning; your Ted is in a bit of trouble."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I don't know what night that was, but it was after the occurrence of the paper parcel.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 307). I was called to the public-house and took Harrington—Nicholls, who was there, came out and spoke to me, and then went away with his wife—Harrington said he had only passed one half-crown—he was searched at the station, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze was found on him—there were no shillings—Brennan came to the station and saw Harrington there—I can't say whether he spoke to him—he went away immediately—the prisoners were sober—next day Nicholls pointed out to me a drain with a grating over it, not for from his stall—I lifted up the grating and found this florin standing edgeways, as it had fallen and stuck in the rubbish—next evening, in consequence of informa
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, good money—I produce the three half-crowns and one florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I met Harrington at the door, and Scott charged him—he said that he had only passed one—I found on him a good half-crown, two sixpences, four pence, and two halfpence.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. JONES</hi>. I know Mrs. Nicholls—I saw her go up stairs, but do not know what she said to Brennan—Mr. Nicholls' brother came on Thursday and asked for Brennan, and said "When he comes in, tell him to get out of the way, as the police are after him"—I said "What for?"—he said "For passing bad money"—I said "Do you think he is guilty?—he said "No, I do not"—when Brennan came home, he said "I can't go away, Mrs. Jones, because I am not guilty; I get my living in the market, and if I was to run away I should get glared at ever afterwards"—I said "Don't you think you had better go till Monday?—he said "No"—I know that he had no money, because he could not go to a funeral for want of money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>. This was last Thursday week—I saw Mrs. Nicholls go up stairs on the Wednesday morning, and again on the Friday—she went to see the Brennans, but they were not up—she went into the room, but I do not know what passed—Brennan had no money on the Saturday, Wednesday, and Tuesday—I am sure of that, because his wife borrowed a penny of me for a postage stamp—I don't know whether they had any money on the Wednesday—they had a little niece living with them, named Lizzie, who has no rather or mother, and the reason why I think they had no money is, because when I went up on Wednesday, between 3 and 4 o'clock, they were eating dry bread for their tea, and I don't think anybody would do that if they had money in their pockets—Brennan is a porter in the market, and is a sober, respectable man; they have lived with me eight or nine weeks.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am the little girl Mrs. Nicholls took home on the Thursday night when my uncle and aunt were drunk—they were drinking with Brennan the same night, in the public-house—they did not meet me in Long Acre, crying because I could not get into the house, that I swear—nobody told me to come and tell this story—my aunt brought me here—she did not tell me anything about the case, she only told me to tell the truth—she did not tell me about Thursday—I went to Moore's public-house, in James Street, to see where my aunt was, about half-past 9 o'clock—she is in the habit of going there—I had been out at work, and came home at half-past 9 o'clock; I could not get in, and went to the public-house, but my aunt was not there—I found Mrs. Nicholls and my uncle there, but my uncle never had the key—Mr. and Mrs. Nicholls and my uncle and another gentleman took me to another public-house in Long Acre first, and then Mrs. Nicholls took me home—the prisoner Brennan is my uncle—my aunt came to seek for me, but I was in bed and asleep—I went to work next morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brennan's Defence</hi>, I am quite innocent. These two witnesses have proved that they were not with me. I never gave Harrington a farthing. I never gave the florin at all, and never saw it till it was in the wife's hand.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRINGTON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Clerkenwell, in December</hi>, 1871,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-69" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-389-offence-1 t18730609-name-69"/>Great Northern Railway Company</persName>, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-70" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY DOUGTY</persName> </hi>. I am parcels clerk at the Bull and Mouth receiving office of the Great Northern Railway, Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-Grand—the prisoner was parcels porter in the office—he has been in the employ of the Company two years—about 2.30 on the 6th May, Mr. Whiffen brought me a parcel—the prisoner received it and signed for it—I have the book here—shortly after that I had occasion to send the prisoner up stairs—whilst he was up stairs, I saw two pairs of trousers under a desk in the outer office—soon after that I had to go into my own room to see some one—I returned to the office shortly after and saw the prisoner, who had just come down stairs—I said "What about those trousers that were lying under the desk table"—he said "What trousers?"—I repeated "The trousers lying under the table there," assuming they were still there—but on looking under I found they had been taken away—I then observed the prisoner had a small parcel in his hand, roughly done up—I said to him "What is in that parcel?"—he said "What business is that of yours?"—I said "Well, if that is the only answer you can give me I shall certainly take means to ascertain," and at once passed through my private office and brought in the foreman with me from the yard, but as we entered the outer office we both saw the prisoner was leaving with the parcel in his possession, and he ran up Angel Street as fast as he could away from the office—I sent the foreman after him, and some few minutes afterwards they returned together—after the prisoner came back I found Whiffen's parcel had been tampered with—I afterwards saw this parcel in the possession of Hollis, the officer, which contained two pairs of trousers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When a parcel is delivered it is placed back behind the barrier—it is the prisoner's duty to receive the parcels and put them in a place of safety—Mr. Whiffen's parcel, when we re-examined it, contained a pair of trousers, a coat, and waistcoat—it was fastened very loosely under—it had evidently been untied and tied up again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-71" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WHIFFEN</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, at 146, Cheapside—on the afternoon of 6th May I packed a parcel containing a coat, and three pairs of trousers,</p>
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<p>and a waist coat, and directed it to Mr. Wood—the value of the trousers that I saw afterwards was 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this is the parcel I sent to the office—these two pairs of trousers formed part of the articles that were in the parcel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the stuff, and the buttons and the measures—the buttons have our name on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here stated that he could not mitt the evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18730609-389-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-389-18730609 t18730609-389-punishment-15"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY MASON</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18730609-390-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-390-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery, with violence, on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-390-offence-1 t18730609-name-73"/>Arthur Pearce</persName>, and stealing a watch, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLLINGS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOKTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-74" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PEARCE</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Three Spies, in Great Windmill Street—about the 2nd of April I was serving behind the bar, and whilst serving I saw the prisoner—he asked me how the ales were—I said they were pretty fair—he then said "I want to speak to you"—I was sitting down behind the bar—there was no one else in the bar, nor anyone else there but the prisoner—I went round to him, and he caught hold of me by the throat and snatched the watch out of my pocket, and broke half the chain, and ran off with it out of the door—I attempted to follow him—I got to the partition door and tried to stop him, but could not—another man stopped me, and said he would break my blasted nose if I followed him—the prisoner is the man that took my watch—I had known him before—he lodged at my father's house—he hurt my throat—I had a swelling of the throat, and spat blood—that was caused by the injury—I next saw him on the 16th May, in custody—I knew him at once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say the date this was—it was the day the Queen went through Victoria Park—it was between 12 and I in the day time—we generally have a good many customers about 1 o'clock, but we were very slack that day, it seemed as if all the persons had gone to see the Queen—there was no one else in the house—my father was ill in bed at his private house—my mother saw me spitting blood—she was out at the time—I did not go outside the house—I did not make any complaint to the police—the prisoner was not taken till the 16th of May—my father has kept the Three Spies twelve months—before that he kept the City Scotch Stores, Godliman Street, Doctor's Commons—we did live at 50, Hunter Street, Brunswick Square—that was a private house—I don't know that they took in lodgers—I was away at school at the time—that is about eighteen months or two years ago—I don't know a Mrs. Worthington living there—I did not at any time give the prisoner my watch to get mended—I am quite sure of that—my mother is here, not my father, he was here yesterday—I should know the watch if I saw it again—that is it—(
<hi rend="italic">produced by pawnbroker</hi>)—I say that this watch was taken from me on the 2nd of April, between 12 and I—I never gave it to the prisoner to be mended—I have looked at it carefully—I am quite sure it is my watch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How was it you did not give any information to the police?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know—my father was ill in bed—that was my reason—he had met with an accident—I had to assist in the bar in the day time—my mother sometimes used to come about 10. 30, sometimes about 12, and sometimes not till the afternoon, and stayed as long as she could—I told her about it when she came home and found me on the sofa.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-75" type="surname" value="FOOT"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-75" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE FOOT</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Three Spies Tavern—I have been</p>
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<p>there since Christmas—I remember the day the Queen went to Victoria Park—I was not at home between 1 and 2 that day—I had been out since about 11, and I came in about 2 and saw Arthur Pearce sitting on the sofa, crying and spitting blood—I asked him what was the matter—I know the prisoner—I had seen him once before, on the Saturday night before he took the watch on the Wednesday—he was in the Three Spies—I was sitting on a chair, and he was talking to my brother—he said "Feel my arm, it is like iron"—my brother felt it, and he swung his arm rouud for the purpose and knocked me in the stomach, and knocked me on the floor, so I had reason to know him—I saw him next on the 16th of May, going into a barber's shop in Richmond Street—he came out and went into the club-house—I stayed outside—he came out and asked me in, and asked how Arthur was getting on—I told him that I had left Arthur for six weeks—he said "Have you?"—I said "Yes"—he said "What will you have to drink?"—I said "I don't mind"—he said "Give him a glass of something"—the woman said "I won't serve a child like that"—we came outside, and I said "Will you give me some of the money you owe me?"—he said "Here is 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I will give you the rest another time"—I had lent him a shilling—I said "Will you give me Arthur's watch?"—he said "I sent it, about two minutes ago, round to Arthur"—I said "You have not, I have not left there two minutes"—I followed him down Rupert Street, and I said "Will you come back to Arthur, if you have sent the watch round?"—he said "No, I won't"—he then walked down the Hay
<lb/>market, and he stopped at the bottom and had his boots cleaned, and he said "I can get you a place at Greenwich"—I said "Thank you"—he said I should get 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week and my food and plenty of makings—I did not see a policeman till I got to Trafalgar Square, and just before we got there he said "What is the watch to do with you?"—I said "Everything—he said "If it has everything to do with you, you go your way and I will go mine"—I said "When I have the watch"—he said "If I once begin on you I won't leave a bit of flesh on your bones"—with that I saw a policeman opposite, and gave him into custody for robbing Arthur of his watch against his will.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know the name of the club that I followed him to—it is at the corner of Rupert Street and Richmond Street—I don't know that it is a working man's club—I know it was a club, because when he called me in the woman said "I certainly shall not serve him; this club is not for boys"—that was how I knew it was a club—I had never been there before, or since—I have never been there to ask for the prisoner—I never went there on any occasion—I did not state in the presence of Baker, the doorkeeper there, that I would give the prisoner into custody for keeping a watch that he had to repair, nor did the porter say "I don't think he is the man to do such a thing"—I did not say in reply that I was determined he should return the watch if I called every morning till I gave him into custody—I never went there—the prisoner did not owe me 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I lent him a shilling on the Saturday night, before he hit me in the stomach, and he promised me 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it—he said he would return it to me on the Mon
<lb/>day night, and I never saw him since till the 16th May—he then gave me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. as part of the 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and promised the rest when he could afford it—I have not left the Three Spies—I told him that to get the truth out of him; it was a lie—I told him so to get out whether he had sent the watch round or no—I knew what he was, and he would have hit me the same as he did</p>
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<p>on the Saturday night—I am living at the Three Spies now—on the morning of the 2nd April I was at Sidney Street, Brompton—I went down there with a friend to wheel a barrow with him—he had some goods to take home—his name is Jemmy Tozer—I had that day off, for a holiday, and if I had liked I could have gone to Victoria Park, but I returned about 2 o'clock and served there all the rest of the day—I don't often get a holiday—I preferred remaining at work—(
<hi rend="italic">Baker called in</hi>)—I never saw that man at the working man's club—I saw no man, it was a woman I saw—I have never seen that man before—I positively swear that—I have not been at the club over and over again and seen that man and asked after the prisoner—I never saw him at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-76" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 215). The prisoner was given into my custody on the 16th of May by Foot—I charged him with garotting and feloniously taking a watch from Arthur Pearce, at the Three Spies, Great Windmill Street—the prisoner at first said he knew nothing of the watch, and then he told me that the watch was given to him to take to repair, as through him it could be done much cheaper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not on the beat where this public-house is.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-77" type="given" value="EZRA"/>EZRA GENTRY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mrs. Barbara Wells, a pawnbroker, of 52, Broad Street, Bloomsbury—I have produced this watch; it was pawned at our shop on 18th March—I, have the ticket here to prove it, and the book also—it was redeemed on 24th May—it was in our shop from 18th March till then—it never went out of the shop, never came out of the drawer—this is the day-book, in which we enter all pledges under 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this entry was made during the day—it must be entered within four hours; there is no other book kept—this entry is not in my writing—without the entry I pledge my oath that this watch was in our possession from 18th March to 24th May.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you write these tickets?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not receive the watch in pawn, it was received at our place, but the young man who received it has left—the tickets are in the second's handwriting, James Cletworthy, the entry in the book is in the writing of Walter Robins, who has left—Cletworthy is at the shop now (
<hi rend="italic">he was sent for</hi>)—he would be the person who took in the pledge; at least, I don't know who may have taken it in, he might write the tickets while I or the governor took it in; we all write tickets—the watch was redeemed by the prisoner's father on 24th May, and re-pledged—I have the ticket here which I gave him, they are also in Cletworthy's writing—we always put the number of a watch when it is pawned, either the number, or the maker's name, generally speaking, unless it is an omission, sometimes we might omit it—in some watches the number is worn out almost in these Geneva watches; if there is a number on the watch we always put it, or the name—some of these Geneva watches have no name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am doorkeeper at the Working Men's Club, Rupert Street, Piccadilly—the prisoner is a member of that club—I know Horace Foot only by his repeatedly calling round there and asking for the prisoner—I should think he has called a dozen or fifteen times before 16th May, asking for Mason—quite that, and sometimes twice of an evening—he called so many times, that he would hardly credit that the prisoner was there at all—he never found him there, he was gone—he did not credit my state
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<p>—he said "I believe he if here"—I said he was not—on one occasion he said that Mason had got a watch to be repaired, and he had not done it, that he had stuck to it—I smiled, and said "Nonsense, Mason is not a man to do such a thing as that"—he said he should come round there every evening till he had seen him, and the first time he saw him he should lock him up—he generally used to come between 10 and 11 o'clock—this is a club used by the working classes—there is a library—it is managed by a committee, and they have French classes and a reading room, and so forth—in the month of March I saw the prisoner wearing a watch—I should know the watch again; he showed it me on several occa
<lb/>sions—it was a watch like this—there was a thick steel Albert chain to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been doorkeeper there about six months—I started there about Christmas time—this is the watch—I can't say how long the prisoner has been a member of the club, he has been a member the whole time I have been there—when the boy said he had stuck to the watch, I said he would not do such a thing—my reason for saying so was, that since I have known anything of him he has always acted straightfor
<lb/>ward and honest; he has borrowed money of me, and he has always paid me honestly—I don't know his previous history—I have not associated with him more than I did with any other member of the club—I suppose I have drank with him along with several others—I was billiard marker, and they gave me orders, and they have said "Will you have a drink?"that is all—I had reason to believe the prisoner was an honest man—I did not know that he had been convicted at Brighton—I never heard of it—I don't know where he has been employed; there are 300 members, and I should have enough to do if I had to inquire into the employment of the different members—I have seen him wearing this watch, he showed it to me and other members of the club up stairs—I don't know his motive for showing it; I saw the Albert chain also, it had very strong steel links, strong enough for a horse curb chain—I don't know who suggested my coming here, some gentleman called to make inquiries, and a constable came—some gentleman asked me to come here—I don't know who he was, it was a a gentleman with grey hair—he did not promise me anything, or give me anything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You only knew the prisoner as a member of the club?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is all, I don't know what his occupation was or what he did for a living.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-79" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-79" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The steel chain is not here; the inspector told me last night that he would put it in the parcel for me to produce, and he has not done so—it was a steel Albert chain, I can't say much about it—I only saw it a little time, whether it was a part or a whole I don't know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-80" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLETWORTHY</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mrs. Barbara Wells, a pawnbroker of 52, Broad Street, Bloomsbury—these tickets are in my handwriting—they relate to a watch pledged on 18th March—I wrote those on that day, when the watch was pledged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you copy the ticket from an entry in a book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When I took the watch in, I wrote out the ticket and paid the party the money—I believe I entered it in this book—we do not always do it—we keep a boy to write in the book, but sometimes we write it ourselves, if we have time, if the shop is empty; if not the boy writes it—this entry in the book on 18th March is my writing—it is "3043, John Mason, 4, James Street, M—watch (meaning metal watch), 25989, "that is the number of the watch,—I</p>
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<p>made that entry the same day, and about two hours after the pledging, I made it from this ticket—we keep one ticket and give the customer the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The watch was pledged by a man—I could not say who it was—I asked his name and address and he said "John Mason, 4, James Street"—I never recollect seeing him before—I asked if it was his own, and he said it was—the watch was then done up and put away in a drawer till 24th May, when an elderly gentleman came to look at it—Mr. Mason, I believe—he wished for the ticket, but I told him we were not allowed to give it, but he had a new ticket—he said he did not wish me to part with the watch till we heard from him again—I gave him a receipt for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you often take watches in pledge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am always taking them—I put the numbers down—some of the entries of watches in this book have no number—there is nothing to satisfy me that this entry is connected with this watch, except the number—we always enter the number or the maker's name—Geneva watches seldom have a name, and the number is often worn out—here is one entry of a watch without a number, on the same day, in the name of Jones—I took in three that day—only one has got the number—the day before there was only one, that has a number—most of the pledges are of wearing apparel, it is a very poor neighbourhood—this watch was pawned for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., it would be worth about 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. new—I will swear that the number was written at the same time as the other part of the entry, and also the number on the ticket—I wrote it at the same time, and with the same ink—I could not say that I used blotting-paper—we do not generally use blotting-paper—at least I don't recollect it—I have no recollection of the man who pledged the watch, or of seeing him before or afterwards—I don't know whether he gave a true or false name and address—I think I was first asked about this transaction on 24th May—I had then no recollection except what was stated by this entry and these tickets—Mr. Mason, the prisoner's father, came to me and asked to look at the watch; I said he could if he paid the interest on it—he said he did not want to part with the old ticket—he told me his son had got into a bother about a watch, and he handed me the ticket, and I went and found the watch in the drawer—according to our rules he would have to re-pledge it, and I wrote out a new ticket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MASON</persName> </hi>, I am the prisoner's father—in consequence of information I received, I went to this pawnbroker's shop—I produced a ticket, and asked to see a watch, and this watch was produced to me—I requested them not to part with it until they heard from me, and I left a written paper to that effect—this is the ticket that was given to me—I know that my son was charged and convicted at Brighton—it was for giving a cheque at a bank where he had no assets, through a mistake on his part; with that exception no charge of dishonesty has been brought against him, to my knowledge, that was four or five years ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My son has been living at Richmond—I live at Glenmore Villa, Spring Grove, Isle worth—I am an independent man, I am a pensioner on the Crown, I have been fifty-one years attached—my son has been living with me occasionally, and occasionally not—he is a little wild, I confess, but no crime, he has been in many situations—his last employment was at the Star and Garter—he follows the employment of a waiter, being rather, as young gentlemen sometimes are, not so steady now and then, and there may have been a little quarrel between us, and he has been compelled to</p>
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<p>take a little money, and has gone from me—he has been employed at St. James's Hall—he has been a waiter for three or four years—I never followed his footsteps—I don't know of his going to the Great Northern Hotel—sometimes I have not seen him for two months—I don't know why he has left his situations.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Your name is William?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and my son's name is Henry—I have a brother John, a veterinary surgeon—he does not live at 4, James Street—I have sometimes pawned things, not in my own name—I know nothing of a John Mason, of 4, James Street—the watch was produced to me by the pawnbroker—I should say this is the same watch
<lb/>particularly from its decoration at the back—I never opened it—I think it is a general thing that persons do not pledge in their own name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-82" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH WHITLOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Stafford Mews, Richmond—on 29th March the prisoner came to lodge at my house and remained till 15th May—I remember seeing him on 2nd April—he was at home till 11 o'clock in the morning—he then went out and returned before 2 o'clock—he did not dine with me—I know it was the 2nd April, because I had a payment to make that day for furniture, and I well recollect it—it was on a Wednesday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does anybody else live with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am by myself—I have no family—he was the only person in the house besides myself at that time—I can't recollect when I was first asked about this—his father came to me about it—he said the watch was stolen on 2nd April, and asked if I recollected where his son was that day—he asked what time he left me, and what time he returned—he did not tell me at what time the watch was supposed to be stolen—I told him what I have stated now, and the Solicitor afterwards sent me a letter to come here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-83" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WARRINGTON</persName> </hi>. I was a waiter at St. James's Hall—the prisoner was engaged as a waiter while I was there, between three and four months—I have known him about nine months—during that time I knew nothing wrong of him, merely a trifle, such as borrowing a few shillings, which he never returned, because he had not the money to do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He left because he answered the manager rather abruptly when he was told to do something, and he was told to leave on the Saturday—I came here seeing in the papers that he had been committed for trial—I was not asked to come, I volunteered to come.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Im
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Serv
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.] And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WEATHERFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Dunn.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER GREGORY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>), I was in the employ of McRae and Co. for seven or eight years, in the warehouse, at 24
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I have pleaded guilty to stealing a very large quantity of skins from my masters—I know the prisoner Dunn—I became acquainted with her by her coming to the warehouse and asking if I had any pieces—I said "No"—she then asked if I had any broken skins—I said "No"—she afterwards said "If you can let me have some skins you can have the money"—I said "I cannot"—she said "It will be all right"—she kept coming to the warehouse, and asked me several times—I at last stole some kips of leather and let her have them—she agreed to pay me half the price that Messrs. McRae Sold them at—on the 7th, 15th and 23rd March I took ten or twelve kins of chamois leather to the receiving office, and gave it to Mr. Charles Bartlett—some skins are worth 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., some 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I sent the prisoner about twenty parcels of leather in 1872, value about 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., for which she was to pay me half the value, but I have not received half of what she promised to pay me yet—I stole goods from my masters to the amount of 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and supplied them to the prisoner, but I have not received the price of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—I went on supplying her till I was taken in custody—on the very day I was taken, another large parcel was sent—I told her I could not go on any longer, as my conscience pricked me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not foreman, but I have been—I did not tell her I that I was the foreman when she came—I swear I never offered to make her up a little parcel and send it down; she persuaded me to send her a parcel by the carrier-1 made out one invoice myself, but only one, that was the first and the last—that was not for the first lot of things—she only asked me for an invoice of one lot—I have had 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from her, but I expected a great deal more than that, and there is more than 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. owing now—I told her I wanted the money to pay my master, as my conscience pricked me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She said "Send me another lot, and I will send you all the money I can to pay your master with."</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-97" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BARTLETT</persName> </hi>. In 1871, I was living at St. Mary Axe, and was agent for the Parcels Delivery Company—I know Gregory, he has been in the habit of bringing parcels there—he brought about forty in 1872, all directed to Mrs. Dunn, and weighing about 1 cwt. each—one of them was cracked at the bottom, and the children were playing with it, and pulled a piece of leather through—on March 7th, 15th, and 23rd, Gregory left parcels directed to Mrs. Dunn, and, by the charge for them in the book (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That is the usual way of sending leather—I have received other parcels in that way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NETTING</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the London Parcels Delivery Company—I collect parcels, and take them to the chief office—by my book there was a parcel fox Mrs. Dunn on 7th or 9th March, I cannot</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is in our clerk's writing—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I delivered the parcels to Mrs. Dunn—she said, on the first occasion, that she could not write, and I signed her name for her—I did not ask her each time, but these are my signatures for each parcel—I took one parcel a week—it is a private house—I sometimes left them in the front room and sometimes in the back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-99" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MC RAE</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with my brother James, at 19, Bury Street, St. Mary Axe—Gregory was in our employ eight or nine years—he could steal leather if he chose—I had suspicions about leather being stolen, and took stock—we are about 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. deficient since last June.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Gregory was never our foreman, nor our head man—our managing man has lately died—I have never heard of foremen selling goods, on account of their masters, at a reduced rate—we sell damaged leather for what it is worth—we never sell unsorted kips—we have another man and a boy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18730609-396-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-396-18730609 t18730609-396-punishment-22"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prosecutors recommended</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREGORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">strongly to mercy, believing him to have been led into it by Dunn. He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to two other similar indictments—
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<interp inst="t18730609-396-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-396-18730609 t18730609-396-punishment-23"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DEBORALL</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18730609-397-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, Feloniously marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-397-offence-1 t18730609-name-101"/>Lavinia Knight</persName>, his wife Martha being alive</rs>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">for the prisoner; stated that he would withdraw his plea of not guilty, and the prisoner having in the hearing of the Jury stated that he was guilty, they found a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-397-18730609 t18730609-397-punishment-24"/>One Month's Imprisonment</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE LOWRY</hi> (17)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-398-offence-1 t18730609-name-103"/>Jacob Rubenstein</persName>, and occasioning him actual bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-104" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-104" type="given" value="DB"/>MR. DB MICHELE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. MATTHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JACOB RUBENSTEIN</hi>. I am a tailor, of 24, Newnham Street, Whitechapel—on Saturday, 24th May, I saw five men in the High Street—the prisoner was one of them—he called me a b----y Jew, and they pushed me into a public-house and robbed me of my watch and chain—I got a blow on my eye, and I have two marks on my legs—I could not go out for a fortnight, because I could not walk—I ran into the public-house to save myself, and was pushed out again—they all ran away—a constable caught the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-105" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT POPE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 123). I saw the prisoner and four others striking the prosecutor—I heard him cry out "Stop thief!"—he was hit several times, and I saw the prisoner strike him on the right side of his head—he was smothered with blood, and fainted from the loss of it—I took the prisoner in custody—he struggled a good deal—my chain was hanging in front so that everybody could see it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-106" type="given" value="HERMAN"/>HERMAN CHOAK</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor—I saw the prisoner and four other men kicking and struggling with the prosecutor, who appeared injured—I saw the policeman take the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-107" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-107" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a cigar maker, of 9, Calvin Street, Mile End—I saw the prisoner and four men attacking Rubenstein—I saw the prisouer kick him and strike him a blow in the eye—one of the prisoner's friends hit the prosecutor across his back with a stick and he fell.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of a common assault</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-399-offence-1 t18730609-name-110"/>William Day</persName>, and stealing therein two petticoats, one blanket, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Missus</hi> there—I had shut the street door, a quarter of an hour before—I keep it locked—I made the prisoners remain where they were till a constable came—I found the drawers empty, and the things laid in a sheet, ready to be taken away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burrell.</hi> I was drunk and did not know where I was.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I cannot say whether you were drunk or sober—you could not have been asleep, for I was in the room ten minutes before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Paine.</hi> We should not have laid down there if we had not been drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 99). I was called to 24, Whitfield Street, and saw the prisoners—I found a key on them which fits the door—I saw a sheet in the bed room with several articles of children's clothing lying on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burrell.</hi> Have you been to my landlady to ask if that is the key of my street door?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and she says that it is—you were sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Paine. Q.</hi> Was I sober or drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You had been drinking, but you were sober enough to know what you were doing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did they live at the address they gave?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it is not in the same street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18730609-399-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-399-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-399-18730609 t18730609-399-punishment-26"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18730609-400-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a purse, a pencil, a button, and 16
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-400-offence-1 t18730609-name-115"/>Lucy Lott</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Oily Policeman</hi> 757). On the 15th May, about 4.30, I was on duty at Fenchurch Street Station, and saw the prisoner leaning against some iron railings in front of the fire-place—a lady came out of the ladies' waiting-room and went towards the Tilbury Booking Office, which was not open, and she stopped—as soon as the booking office was open he went to her side and then left and went towards the back, putting his hand into his right hand pocket, and passed into the lavatory—I went to meet him the other way, and found him with the purse in his left hand and the money in his right—I seized him—he said "What are you doing?"—I said "I think I want this"—he said "You have made a mistake, it is my money"—I took him back to the waiting-room and sent for the lady, who came and said that she had lost her purse—I said "What does it contain?"—she said about 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I said "Is this yours?"—she said "If it is, there is-a piece of pencil and a button of a dress in it," and so there was—the prisoner then said that he picked it up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say whether he saw me watching him, he might have—I had also seen him there on the Saturday—the barrier was on the lady's left, and he was between her and the ticket office—I did not see him put his hand in her pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were several people about, and he may not haveseen me—I was some little distance from him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The booking office was not open when I went up—I took sixpence from my purse and put it into my mouth—I knew the fare because I had been down so many times—I put my purse into my outside pocket, intending to change it afterwards to my underneath pocket—I never felt any one touch my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18730609-400-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at Guildhall in March</hi>, 1872,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-400-18730609 t18730609-400-punishment-27"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PRESTON</hi> (32)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-401-offence-1 t18730609-name-120"/>Sarah Preston</persName>, with intent to do her some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-121" type="surname" value="STEBBING"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-121" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH STEBBING</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Stebbing, a dock labourer—Sarah Stebbing, the prisoner's late wife, was my daughter—her age was 32—she had been married eleven years, and had had six children—she was always wonderfully well before this—on Saturday night, the 22nd March, the prisoner's mother came to me about 12.30, and said that my daughter was dying—I went to Alma-road, where my daughter lived—she made a complaint to me—I examined her private parts, and found them black and blue—there was a cut behind, from which blood was flowing, and a swelling bigger than a child's head—I heard the prisoner come in—he said "You b----old bitch, you have fetched her mother"—I said "You vaga
<lb/>bond, you have killed my child, go and fetch a doctor"—he said to me, "Mother, you will break your heart, don't cry; you will be ill; you will be laid up on a bed of sickness"—he went out for a doctor, and I fomented and poulticed my daughter—the prisoner came in at about 3 o'clock in the morning, and said to my daughter "You b----old bitch, I shall make you remember answering me"—next day, Sunday, in the afternoon, I took her to the London Hospital—I saw the prisoner next day, and said "
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, did you ever know any harm of my daughter?"—he said "No, mother; I did not"—on the 9th April I took my daughter to the Police Court to give evidence, and she was afterwards confined—she died in the hospital on the 6th April.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did my wife make any statement?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She said that you pushed her out of the room and told her to go to her b----y mother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-122" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Stephen Abbott, of 7, Alma Road—the prisoner and his wife lived in the same house up stairs—they had four rooms and let one—about 11. 50 that night, when I came in, Mrs. Preston was lying on the landing, she called me up to her, she was groaning—I asked her what was the matter, and she made a statement—she appeared in great pain—I took her into her own room and put her on the sofa—the prisoner was in the room—I sent for his mother first—I did not look at her, but she told me to feel, and I felt a lump on her private parts as large as a teacup.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> had kicked her—the prisoner made no reply—I told him to go out of the room—I then examined her and found she was in a very dangerous condition—I afterwards fetched the prisoner up and asked him how he came to commit such a fearful act on his wife, that she would die, and he would be tried for manslaughter—he made no reply—I had attended her in her confinements—she always had good con
<lb/>finements—I was to have attended her on this occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-124" type="given" value="JOSEPH EDWARD"/>JOSEPH EDWARD MASSINOHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 55, Green Street—on Sunday, 23rd March, the prisoner came to me, and I went to Alma Road between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening and examined his wife—I found a great swelling on the right labia and a lacerated wound about four inches long—it was a dangerous injury in her condition—I could see she was in the family way—a violent kick would cause what I saw—I sent her to the hospital in a cab.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She had a great fright a fortnight before, when a boy threw a pot full of colour over one of the children.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not hear of it—that would not cause this injury.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-125" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WITHERS</persName> </hi>. I am resident accoucheur at the London Hospital—on 20th April the deceased was transferred from another part of the hospital to my care—she was confined on 2nd May and died of puerperal fever on the 6th—that might have arisen from accidental causes—the child is alive.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-126" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOWGILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N.</hi>) On 24th March the prisoner was given into my custody—I told him it was for assaulting his wife by kicking her on the lower part of her body—he said "Well I might have kicked her but I don't think I did, she fell in the passage and I fell ever her"—on 9th April she was examined at the Police Court and the prisoner asked her questions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Deposition of Sarah Preston was here read as follows:</hi> "I am the wife of the prisoner. Last Saturday fortnight I was at home, and he came in about 11.30; he
<hi rend="italic">blew me up</hi> and we had a few words; he hit me many blows all over my body, and I took the broom to him; he took it from me and as I was stooping—he gave me a kick in the belly and I could not get up. Witness got me indoors and prisoner went out I have been in hospital till to-day, unable to go out. I was taken there on the Sunday night after. I am in the family way. The injury was caused by his kick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not fall down stairs. After he had struck me with his fist, I hit him with the broom, and after that he kicked me from behind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner called</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALICE DAVEY</hi>. I am the wife of William Davey, and live in the same house as the prisoner—I heard the quarrel and helped Mrs. Abbot to take Mrs. Preston into her room—I did not examine her at all—the prisoner offered her a glass of brandy—I remained with her till 4 o'clock a. m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>. He came in about 11. 40 and about ten minutes afterwards I ascertained that she was injured—I have lived there four months, and they have been there all the time—I did not see a broom</p>
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<p>used—according to what I could hear the quarrel was about his supper not being prepared.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> My wife came home and I asked her where she had been to; she said "Ax my b----* *" I said "I suppose you have been with that dirty w----, Mrs. Green?" She said "Yes, I have been with that dirty w----." I threw a beer can at her, and some of the beer went down the children's necks. I said "If you are going to try on that little game I will go out," and I did so. She kicked the panel of the door clean through, I picked one child up to kiss it, and my wife slipped down five stairs into a little nook, I passed her there and she said "Will you go, you b----s----, I will come out and show you up." I said "I will go up stairs with you," and she went up and sat down. I took up one of the children and wiped the beer out of its neck. She then hit me three times over the face with a broom, and said "You shan't be my b----y master." I pulled it out of her hand, and she fell on the landing; I thought she had gone into the back room; I rushed out after her and fell over her as there was no light, and must have kicked her in that way. I did not get up at first because I was stunned. She called Mrs. Abbott, who came up, and said to her "My husband has kicked me. "Mrs. Davis came and said "Have you got any brandy in the house?" I said "Yes, a quartern." I poured out a glass of brandy, and my wife said "I don't want your b----s----brandy." We all three had dinner together at 2 o'clock, and then Mrs. Mitchell told me to fetch a doctor, but my wife motioned for Mrs. Mitchell to go, and as soon as she had gone, my wife said "
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, help me out of bed" I did so, and helped her in again. We kissed each other, and she said "Don't fret, my dear, it is more my fault than yours, if I had not drank so much rum last night it would not have occurred."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. DAVIS. YOU</hi> say in your deposition, she said "Keep your s----brandy "and threw it into the grate; is that true?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WITHERS</hi>. Have you known the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Several years—he has always been a very civil obliging man; I never saw him intoxicated.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-129" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WAISTELL</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 1, Hope Street, Hackney Road—on 30th April, about 9 o'clock, I left my pony and cart outside a house in Nichols Square, and went in—I heard it leave the door and went out and ran after it; I saw the prisoner jump out of the cart; I followed him—he was stopped by a man—I came up and he ran away again—I followed him; he dodged under my arm and joined some companions, who tripped me up as soon as I took hold of him—my father came up and he was tripped up by the same parties—a sweep overtook him and held him—I gave him in custody—he said it was a lark, but he had taken the nose bag off the horse, and put the bit on—the value of the whole was 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I should think.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-130" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am a sweep—I saw the horse and cart just turning the street, the prisoner jumped out and I jumped after him and caught him in Well Street, gave him into Waistell's hands, and he was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was not I the worse for liquor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I know of. Two other
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> said that it was done for a lark.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-131" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH KINSEY</persName> </hi>. (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was never in the cart at all, I was standing against a post, and a man caught hold of me and swung me round—I did not know what was the matter, and some
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> said it was done for a
<hi rend="italic">lark.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-402-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at Clerkewwell, in December</hi> 1870,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of William Newman, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Pigott.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Tamblin and Pylc, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Walker.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>mood Road—I am 25 years of age, and am married—in June or July last year there was a strike in the building trade in London—at that time I was in the employ of Messrs. Alden, builders, at West Brompton—I had been three years and a half in their employ—the hands there were locked out, union men as well as non-union—I was locked out amongst the rest—I was out of work a month or two—I then went and obtained employment at Jackson and Shaw's, in Page Street, Westminster—I remained there a month and more—at the end of that time, in consequence of something that had taken place, I left—I remained out of employ a week or so—I then went into the employ of Messrs. Weeks, the horticultural builders, in King's Road, Chelsea—their men had had nothing to do with the strike—I remained there about six months—in March, this year, I made up my mind to go back to Jackson and Shaw's—on the 20th I went and made inquiries, and on the 21st I went to work there at 7 o'clock in the morning—Mr. Young is the foreman, I was taken by him into the back shop, and set to work at a bench—there are two men at each bench; I believe a man named Nix was my partner at the bench, but I could not say—there were twenty or thirty other men at work in the shop—I set to work at my bench at oak work—Tamblyn and Pyle were two of the men at work there, at the same bench—there were also two men named Moulton and Camp; they were not at the same bench—I continued working till 8 o'clock, breakfast time—nothing particular had happened to me up to that time—I returned from breakfast at 8.30—as I came back into the shop I observed the men looking at me, and saying "That is the man"—I did not make any observation upon that, I went to my bench and began to work again—after I had been a little while at work they began "Baa! Baa!" all over the shop—I asked the man who was working with me some question—I did not know what it meant at the time, I know now; it means what is called "a black sheep"—after this "baa-ing," some lumps of wood were thrown at me, ever so many struck me and hurt me—some were as large as my fist, and some smaller—after that Moulton came up to my bench and took a mallet off it; he also</p>
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<p>took my bat, which was lying underneath the bench, and passed it away—I saw it in the hands of both Tamblyn and Pyle, and then I never saw it I again—Tamblyn and Pyle were the busiest of all the lot, they had more to say than any, "baa-ing" and throwing the lumps of wood—some papers were passed about with me
<hi rend="italic">drawed</hi> upon them, a sort of likeness of me—Tamblyn wrote two of them; this is a part of one—(
<hi rend="italic">This was a rough sketch of a man</hi>, I
<hi rend="italic">underneath which was written "I want my money, please, Mr. Jackson, they have made me a black</hi>")—I asked Tamblyn for my hat and things, and he said he would knock my b----head off if I did not get out of his bench's way—I said I wanted my hat and umbrella—he said he knew nothing about it—I said I saw him with it—before that he was "baa-ing" and swearing at me—he said he would make me go; if I did not go out of the shop and leave my work, he would make it too hot for me—Tamblyn, with others, said so—Pyle was going to fight me; he said I was no b----man if I did not go—he came to the side of the bench where I was when I was asking for my things; he said he would make me go, he would knock my head off, and was no man if I did not go—this kept on till I went away at 4.30; most of it took place after dinner—sawdust was also thrown at me, tied up in pieces of apron and paper, and old hats; they tried to blind me—I missed some tools, but they were brought back again; they said I should lose my tools if I did not go—I could not say which of them said that—we all find our own took—a man named Camp was working at the next bench to me—about 3 o'clock he asked me to go down to the mill and help him fetch up some work—I went down stairs with him—he took me into a water closet; he went straight in and asked me to follow him—I did not know where I was going to—it is a place about 10 or 12 feet long, and there is a passage running up to it—in the closet there is a long trench and two bars or rails, one as a seat and one for the back—when I got in there were fourteen or fifteen men there—I could not say that Tamblyn or Pyle were there—Walker was there and Moulton, and others came in afterwards, I should say fourteen or fifteen more—some stood behind the door, whilst the others threw me about against the wall, backwards and forwards—they tried to throw me in this place, but they were too think on the rail, I could not be thrown in there—Walker then got hold of my legs and held them up whilst I lay on the floor, and others were kneeling on me and knocking me about—whilst Walker was holding my legs up he struck me many times behind, at the bottom of my back—I could not say whether with his fist or open hand—the others were kneeling on me, knocking me down and trying to squeeze me to death—a man named Mack was there; I can't speak to Tamblyn and Pyle—Moulton and Camp were in the room at the time—I don't know whether they were doing this—it went on for nearly half an hour, at the end of that time some one said "The b----has had enough of it"—I don't know who was there then; they tried to kill me—I was insensible at the time—I was then let go—I was suffering pain—my coat was torn to pieces—I had not got it on at the time, I had left it in the shop; I had got a cap on, that was broken all to pieces; my hat and umbrella were gone—my shirt was torn and my braces broken—I felt pain all over—I can't say how long I remained in the closet—I ultimately went back to my work in the shop—the greatest part of the men were then back in the shop; they began again "baa-ing "and throwing the wood; they thought I would not go—both Tamblyn and Pyle called out to me, "baa-ing" again, saying they would make me go, and would make it too hot for me—I did not make them</p>
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<p>any answer—when I went down with Camp I left my coat hanging np at the head of my bench, and when I came back it was still hanging there, but the collar had been cut off, and it was torn almost to pieces—I have I never seen my hat or umbrella since—about an hour and a half after I came up from the closet, Mr. Young came into the shop, and I made a communication to him, and showed him my coat—in consequence of what he said, I went to Tamblyn and asked him for my hat—he said he would knock my b----head off if I did not get out of his way; he knew nothing about it—shortly after that I took my things and went away—I left the service before the day was over.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>. The master builders are prosecuting this case—I believe it is an association of masters—they took it up a fortnight after—I believe they read the papers—I suppose they applied to me; some gentleman did; I don't know him; I had never seen him before; I have seen him once since; I don't know his name—I have seen him once or twice; I know the man by sight—previous to that I had laid an information on the Saturday, the next day after this happened—I did not say anything against Tamblyn or Pyle; I knew I should do so; I said there were ever so many that I could pick out; I did not mention any names, I did not know them; I said there were eight or nine that I could pick out—Tamblyn and Pyle were about the worst in the room; I noticed them at the time as being the worst in the shop—I could not say that they were or were not in the water-closet; I have not sworn that they were not, that I knew of—I won't swear that I have not—I did not knew Walker's name when I laid my information; I pointed him out at the works when I went there with Davis, the constable on the beat; I went first with him and afterwards with a warrant officer, on two different days—I was told by the Magistrate to pick out three or four of the worst—I first wanted the ones that were in the closet—I did not, in my information, say that the reason I did not lay information against Tamblyn and Pyle was because they were not among the worst; I will swear I did not—it was not until the person from the Masters' Association came to me that I applied for a warrant against Tamblyn and Pyle—I wanted to see how I got on with the others first—I had not made any complaint then of what had taken place up stairs in particular, no more than my clothes; I did that—it was not the gentle
<lb/>man from the Society that put me up to making the complaint about throwing the pieces of wood—I swear that I made a complaint to Mr. Young; I don't know whether he is here, I have not seen him—I saw Tamblyn once at the Police Court, on the examination of Walker—I said there was a man in Court that I wanted; I did not know his name; I was told I was to get his name; I afterwards got a warrant and went to the works with the officer—I did not see Tamblyn'and Pyle seated at their bench; I saw one of them, I could not say which of them—I don't recollect whether I saw them when I went with the warrant officer; I went twice with him—I said there were two there; I did not exactly point them out at the bench, but as I went through the shop I said "There are two here"—I did not speak loud; I did not let them know it; we then wanted Moulton, Camp and Knapp—I knew that the officer at that time had a warrant to apprehend two persons, names unknown, and that I was taken there for the purpose of pointing them out—I don't know that Tamblyn and Pyle were those two—I will swear they were not—Moulton and Knapp were the two; Knapp is a labourer—he was not in the shop—I believe</p>
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<p>Moulton was; I had not got the warrant then for Tambyln and Pyle, and I wanted the others first—I intended to charge them about my clothes; I was not going to lose them for nothing—I asked the officer to take the names of Moulton, Camp and Walker; that was when we went through the shop the first time; that was before I had got a warrant—the Magis
<lb/>trate sent me—I did not ask him to take the names of Tamblyn and Pyle, because I could not swear that they were down in the closet—I had no idea at that time of making any charge except for what took place there—the pieces of wood they were throwing struck me in ever so many places, about the head and shoulders; I was seen by a doctor, the next day—I was hit in the mouth; I did not point that out to the doctor—I was all colours; I could not say that I pointed out anything that had been done by the pieces of wood—I saw Tamblyn write this paper, I was looking at him all the time; I swear that; it was passed from bench to bench to mine—I can't say who produced it; it was produced before the Magistrate; I don't know who produced it, I did not—I can't remember who I gave it to—the Magistrate saw it—the first time I was at Jackson and Shaw's I was dis
<lb/>charged—every night as I went home there were Society men outside, offer
<lb/>ing me 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week to leave my work and not stop there—I said I would let them know—the very night I was discharged I had my tools in my basket ready to leave when I went away, and the foreman came and said "I don't want you any more"—on my first examination I said "I was asked to come out by the Society, and I came out after I had been working about a month or five weeks"—I also said on cross-examination "I was discharged from Messrs. Jackson and Shaw's in September; I don't know that that was because I was a useless workman; the foreman gave me no reason for dis
<lb/>charging me"—I thought I was discharged through the Society—I do not know a person named Lambell (
<hi rend="italic">he was called in</hi>)—I do not known that man; I might have seen him; I never talked to him as I know of—the day Tamblyn and Pyle were arrested I passed by some church near Belgrave Square, and a man came out and asked me how I got on; it may have been that man—I don't know that I said "All right; they have got two more to-day"—I did not call him "Bill;" I never knew the man—I don't know whether he asked me who the men were; I forget all about it; I think he did ask me—I don't know whether I had the names then or not—I wont swear I did not mention Tamblyn and Pyle—I don't recollect his saying "What have you got them for?" he may have said so—I don't recollect saying "I do not know, but they want them;" I might have said so—he may have said "Who are
<hi rend="italic">they?</hi>"—I did not reply "The lawyers and them"—I will swear I did not; I did not mention the lawyers or the masters, or any one—I did not say "
<hi rend="italic">They</hi> want them;" I will swear that; nothing of the kind—they were wanted for my clothes and for insulting me in the shop—he did not say "This job will cost you something; if you like I will take a hat round for you;" nothing of the kind—nor did I say I did not want it, as they were paying the expenses—he did not offer me a job, or say he would get me one—I never heard him say so; he was not speaking half a minute to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>. I did not know Camp's name when I was examined at the Police Court—I had applied for a warrant for two persons, who turned out to be Camp and Moulton—I have not seen Camp since; we went to his bench and got his name—I mentioned at the Police Court about his asking me to follow him into the closet—I mentioned the man—I</p>
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<p>did not know his name at the time—Walker held me up by both legs—I laid at the Police Court that he held me up—I meant by the legs—I asked Elm to let me go, ever so many times—he held my legs up all the time I eras down, I should say 20 minutes—I was underneath the whole lot of them—Davis was the constable to whom I pointed out Walker—I believe I mentioned to Davis about my legs being held up—I might not have said for 20 minutes—I spoke to Mr. Young and showed him my coat, and what took place in the shop—my chief cause of complaint was not what took place in the water-closet, it was in the shop as well, at the time—those in the closet were the worst in one way, but I spoke of the whole—that was the chief cause of my complaint—that was the first charge I made—I don't think I told Mr. Young that Walker, or anybody, had held me by the legs for 20 minutes—Moulton was in the closet—he was at work after that and Camp too—I have not seen him since he left—I swear that Moulton and Camp went into the closet, but I don't know that I saw them afterwards—I did not mention Moulton's name at the Police Court on 22nd April—I said Walker and Knapp were the only two could swear to—I was kicked in ever so many places, not very hard, I was knelt upon mostly, I was kicked in the mouth; I had a bad lip—that was not the only time—I was kicked and hit both—I did not tell the doctor or Mr. Young that I was kicked—I said I was knocked about, I did not say struck—I believe I have said before to-day that Walker struck me on the bottom of the back, I cannot say where; I know I have said so, and I will swear that he did—they left me insensible—I forget whether I have said that before to-day—I was not right, I had not all my senses as I ought to have had—they were kneeling on me, shoving me backwards and forwards against the wall, and scratching me, I was hit and smacked and knocked about, and crushed against the wall, and they were trying to stifle me whilst I was on the floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I first made an application to the Police Court it was for an assult, for what took place in the water-closet—I did not say any
<lb/>thing about my clothes then—the officer went with me that I might point out the men that were concerned in what took place in the closet, and I pointed out Walker, Moulton, and Camp—I did not tee Knapp, they found out his name—they first of all took Walker, and I gave evidence against him—I never saw Knapp or Moulton after that—I believe I saw one of the others afterwards—I have not seen Camp since he left the shop, not since he was wanted—I had no attorney at first—the case was reported in the newspapers, and after that someone came to me on behalf of the masters, and Messrs. Wontner were instructed—I then gave Mr. Wontner a full state
<lb/>ment of what had ocoured to me, in the shop as well as in the closet, and he did what he thought proper—when I said that Tamblyn and Pyle were the worst, I meant the worst in the shop—I was not discharged from Jackson and Shaw's in September as a useless workman—a man named Charteris was the foreman who discharged me, I had seen him in communication with the Society's men outside lots of times.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-137" type="given" value="RICHARD FREDERICK"/>RICHARD FREDERICK YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I live at 395, Kennington Road, and am foreman of the joiners at Messrs Jackson and Shaw's—the men there struck and all left on 1st June—we kept open and received such men as chose to come—previous to the strike Tamblyn, and Pyle, and Walker, worked there, and they all left—Coffin came some time during the strike and worked there for some time, I can't say how long—I don't know that he</p>
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<p>left, he was at work in the other yard—we have two yards—he was at work at the yard I was not in—he came on again on 21st March, at 7 o'clock
<lb/>6 o'clock is the ordinary time—he was put to work in the joiner's shop, the same room with Tamblyn and Pyle—I believe there were twenty-two men at work in that room—5 o'clock is the proper time for leaving off—oak work was going on at that time, and there were pieces of oak about the room—Walker was working a machine at that time—Camp and Moulton were working in the room—Knapp was a yard labourer—I went into the room about 3.30—Coffin made a complaint to me—he brought me his coat and showed me that they had cut the collar off it, and that they had taken his hat away—he never mentioned his umbrella to me that I recollect—I never saw his hat—I believe this is the coat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I said to him "If you will tell me any one that has interfered with you, I will discharge them at once," and that was the limit of my power—he said he should summons them—I said that was the best thing he could do—I believe that was all that passed between us—I did not observe that he was excited—I don't think he was in his shirt sleeves, I did not notice—he made no complaint to me except the coat—he had not got it on—his cap was all right—he had a cap on similar to this—I don't know that this is the cap—it looks bad as it is, I don't know how it would look with his head inside it—I did not examine it—he never mentioned his cap to me—I did not notice his braces—he told me that he would leave, he would have his money—I wrote out a ticket, and sent it over to the time-keeper—he said nothing about throwing wood—I think he mentioned something about their making it too hot for him, or something like that, I can't remember—he took away his tools and did not come to work again—Moulton, Camp, and Knapp came again, but they left the next day or the day after—I have not seen them since—I can't say whether they took their wages, that is not my place—the time-keeper would know that, he is here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>. I never knew anything about what had occurred in the water-closet till the following Monday; he never mentioned it to me; one of my employers was the first that told me about it—when I went down the shop he brought his coat in his hand and said, "Mr. Young, look what they have done to me; they have taken my hat away altogether"—I did not understand it; it was not my business to look after the man's coat, I had to look after his work—I said "If you can tell me any one that has interfered with you, or done anything to you, I will discharge them; that is the extent of my power"—he said that he should summons them—I remember his coming round with the officer—he did not point out Tamblyn and Pyle; I could not swear that they were at their bench, but they were working there in the shop; I am quite sure he never pointed them out—I heard him swear at the Police Court that he had done so—he never pointed them out to me at any time—I did not observe any mark of injury to his lip or face, or any blood—he called my attention to nothing but his coat and hat—we were not four minutes talking together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>. I believe Walker was working at Jackson and Shaw's at the time of the strike last year; I can't swear that he was working there while the other men were on strike, because he was in the yard on the other side; it was before he worked on my side—he might have been at work there during the strike time—I don't know whether it was before the strike—I should say he has been in the employment of the firm two, three, or four years—I can't answer whether he was out of em
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<p>by reason of the strike—all the men in my yard were out on strike, with the exception of a labourer or two; I believe he was at work on the other side at that time; I don't know it—Mr. Charteris is the foreman of the other yard; he would know; he is here—Walker is only a labourer—he had nothing to do with the Union, that I am aware of; he is not a joiner, a handy labourer we call him—if a man makes himself handy, we put him to a machine; he was working an endless saw; he does not get a joiner's wages—he would get about a penny an hour more than a labourer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am a Non-society man, not a member of the Union—I should say Walker was not a member of the Union, I cannot tell; there are societies for labourers as well as mechanics, of course I don't know whether he belongs to that—I do not know one way or the other whether he is or is not a member of any society—my conversation with Coffin was over nearly in a moment you may say—I believe I have told you all the words that passed; it lasted a very short time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-138" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, New Street, Westminster, and am time
<lb/>keeper at Jackson and Shaw's—Knapp, Moulton and Camp were in that employ on 21st March, they left on the Monday following, the 23rd, with
<lb/>out notice—Camp and Moulton left on 23rd and Knapp on the Tuesday morning, the 24th—he was a yard labourer—they left without taking their wages; there are wages still due to them—I have not seen them since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. LEIGH</hi>. I know Walker, I check his time—he was in our employ last year during the time the men were on strike—I believe he remained there all the time during the strike.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-139" type="given" value="HICKSON"/>HICKSON HASLAM</persName> </hi>. I am a M.R.C.S., 141, Finborough Road, West Brompton—Coffin came to see me on Saturday evening, 22nd March; I had previously attended his wife in her confinement; she had been very ill; he was apparently very ill—he seemed to be suffering a great deal, in a very excited state, particularly nervous, and quite hysterical; he appeared to labour in his breathing, and to have great pain in taking a deep inspira
<lb/>tion—my attention being called to the nature of the accident, I examined his chest and his body generally—I found marks, particularly about the buttocks, as if the hand had been applied very freely—there were marks on his chest, on the back, and about the shoulders—very slight marks—there was no abrasion of the surface, very slight discolouration—it gave him great pain to take a deep inspiration—he could not bear me to touch his chest, it seemed to inflict a great deal of pain upon him—I apprehended that in
<lb/>flammatory action might supervene, and I treated him accordingly—he went on very well, and is now convalescent, much sooner than I anticipated—I consider that the appearances upon his body were the result of rough handling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>. I examined him thoroughly—there was no abrasion on any part of his body—I looked at him gene
<lb/>rally, but it was late in the evening, and I was very ill myself—I was sent for to him, but was unable to go, and he had to come to me, and my examination was rather a hurried one—I did not notice anything the matter with his mouth; he did not complain of it; no allusion was made to it—he was in a very excited state, crying, and hysterical—I did not see that his lip was cut.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). A person named Bevington was in the shop superintending the men on this afternoon—there is always someone there, and a man under me—I am walking about the greater</p>
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<p>portion of my time—Bevington sets out the work for the others—he was examined as a witness for the prisoners at the Police Court—he is a carpenter and joiner.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALKER</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TAMBLYN</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">PYLE</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-403-18730609 t18730609-403-punishment-30"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-143" type="given" value="JOEL"/>JOEL BITTEN</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, and live at 14, Reddock's Buildings, Finsbury—on 1st April I was drinking at the Rose and Crown with two other gentlemen—I met the prisoner there, we were not all drinking together—I left the public-house about 11. 45 at night, at the same time as the prisoner—I believe I shoved him—I knew him as a bricklayer's labourer—we got about twenty yards from the house—to the best of my belief I shoved him several times as I was going along—I was rather the worse for liquor—I believe I struck at him several times—he said "Will you be quiet"—being very drunk I did not take particular notice of that, and I shoved him again—I then felt a kind of tug in my stomach—I said "I am stabbed"—I did not hear him say anything before that—I found I was bleeding, and I laid myself down on the stones—I was taken to the hospital and was there nine weeks within three days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I may have hit him several times—he had a knife in his hand at the public-house, cutting a piece of wood—I had been talking to one or two of my friends there; I might have had a dispute with one—the prisoner was not walking home with me, he was going the same way—I had no dispute with him in the public-house, 'nor with any one that I am aware of—after I struck him he walked away and I followed him—I was very much intoxicated and did not know what I was about, or else I should not have struck him—I believe I pushed him in the chest or somewhere about there—I heard him say "Let us take him to the doctor"—this was in Spital Square; it is rather dark there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There are several lamps—the last I saw of the knife was in the public-house—I have got well again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-144" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WEBB</persName> </hi>. On 1st April I was in Spitalfields, and saw the prisoner and prosecutor together; they were in a fighting attitude—I was only there about two minutes—I did not see any blows exchanged—I saw the prisoner pull out a knife from his pocket and open it, and he said "You b----, I will rip your guts up," and he plunged it into his bowels—there are two lamps there—I was able to see, it was opposite the watch-box—the prosecutor dropped on the ground, and the prisoner ran away—I was not near enough to see what sort of a knife it was, I saw him open it—I did not hear the prosecutor say anything—the policeman and some man helped to take him to Dr. Phillips at the corner of the square.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say which pocket he took the knife from, or what the knife was like—I did not hear the prisoner say "Let us take him to the doctor's," he ran away directly the policeman came up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-145" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WYATT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 77 141). I came up when it was over, and the prisoner gone—I found the prosecutor lying on the flags outside Dr. Phillips's, who said the case was an urgent one, and told me to take him to the hospital, which I did in a cab.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-146" type="given" value="WALLACE"/>WALLACE DREW</persName> </hi>. I am a house-surgeon at the London Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there on the 1st April—he had a wound immediately above his left groin, from which a part of the contents of the abdomen pro
<lb/>truded, not the bowels, but that part which covers it, the lining—I treated him as the case required; he stayed in the hospital till 12th May, to my knowledge—he is not quite recovered; he now has what we expected he would have, a rupture forming on that spot; it is a permanent injury, he is wearing a truss for it now, and will be obliged to wear it always.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THOMAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 4). I took the prisoner into custody at Birmingham—he was apprehended on another charge—he told me he wished to make a statement—I cautioned him that what he said might be taken in evidence against him—he said "I did not mean to stab him, but he struck me first; I drew the knife, and he ran against it; as soon as I saw what I had done I felt sick and went away"—he also said that he helped to assist the prosecutor to the doctor's.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18730609-404-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-404-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-404-18730609 t18730609-404-punishment-31"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Deputy Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH STADDON</hi> (30)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18730609-405-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-405-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18730609-405-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-405-offence-1 t18730609-name-149"/>Frederick William Bryant</persName>, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-405-offence-1 t18730609-name-150"/>William Haswell</persName>, by false pretences;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> from
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-405-offence-1 t18730609-name-151"/>Joseph Heddington</persName>, the sums of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of the
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-152" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-405-offence-1 t18730609-name-152"/>South Western Railway Company</persName>, with intent to defraud, after a former conviction of a like offence, at this Court, in
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-405-offence-1 t18730609-cd-5"/>August, 1868</rs>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18730609-405-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-405-18730609 t18730609-405-punishment-32"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-406-18730609" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BICK</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18730609-406-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-406-offence-1 t18730609-cd-6"/>3rd May</rs> six books of
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<interp inst="t18730609-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-154" type="surname" value="EYRE"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-154" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18730609-406-offence-1 t18730609-name-154"/>George Edward Eyre</persName> and another, his masters, and </rs>
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<interp inst="def2-406-18730609" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-406-18730609" type="age" value="35"/>
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<interp inst="def2-406-18730609" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY PLUME</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18730609-406-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-406-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, Feloniously receiving the same; to which </rs>
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<interp inst="def3-406-18730609" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="def3-406-18730609" type="surname" value="BICK"/>
<interp inst="def3-406-18730609" type="given" value=""/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BICK</hi> </persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18730609-406-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18730609-406-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-406-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Plume.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-157" type="surname" value="WHITBLAW"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-157" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID WHITBLAW</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Eyre and Spottiswoode—Bick has been in their employ about twenty-six years as book mounter—he had the opportunity of taking Church Services if disposed—I do not know Plume—I called Bick into the room from which the books had been taken, and the result was that I gave him in custody—here are, I think, twenty
<lb/>four Church Services produced, varying in price from 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. all quite new, and the property of the firm—their entire value is from 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We may sell thousands of these Church Services in a year—I saw that these have not been sold, first, because they have no mark in them of the retail bookseller's, and second because I have referred to the books in each case, and find no entry of their being sold—two other men had access to them, but Bick confessed it—we never had cause to doubt his honesty before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-158" type="surname" value="BICK"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-158" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>). I have pleaded guilty to stealing these books—I have been in the prosecutor's service twentynsix years—I have known Plume about nine months—he is a kind of machine minder at the
<hi rend="italic">Standard</hi> newspaper office, and about five or six weeks after I knew him he asked me whether I could get a book—I told him I could—he did not mention any particular book to me, but I took a Prayer-book, value about</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. trade price, and sold it to Plume for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I think—I continued to steal books from time to time, down to the time Mr. Whitelaw spoke to me, and sold them to Plume—I stole twenty-two or twenty-three Church Services and Prayer-books, and sold them all to Plume, at different public-houses—the most he gave me for any of them was 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I met him by appointment of a morning from 9 to 9.30—I took them one or two at a time and carried them in my trousers pocket—they were not in paper—he sometimes gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and sometimes 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and at the end of the week he would give me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—he said that he had a private place at the West End, and he knew some booksellers who he gave them to—I said that I was afraid of being locked up, but he said he had a very good place to take them to, and there was no fear of that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never been in trouble before—I do not know whether the other men are in the habit of taking books—I made the prisoner's acquaintance at the Mitre Tavern, Chancery Lane—I know that he is a respectable printer on the
<hi rend="italic">Standard</hi>—he has lent me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at a time, never more than 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. altogether—he did not ask me to give him something as security, nor did I then give him these books—I did not tell him that any of them were my perquisites—I did not tell him I was stealing them from my employers—none of them were given as security for money lent me—I also sold some books to a party named Keel, but not out of these twenty-three—I have not sold any to anybody else—the last book I took Plume I had 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for, with a promise that he would give me more when I saw him again—I never pawned any Church Services anywhere.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-159" type="surname" value="LAKE"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAKE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Rowley, a pawnbroker, of High Street, Camden Town—I produce a Church Service, pawned on 8th May by Plume for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., it is worth 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I would have advanced half a sovereign if he had wanted it—a detective came to me and I went to Guildhall Police Court, and saw Plume, and knew him—no one else was in the dock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt of his identity.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-160" type="surname" value="ODELL"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-160" type="given" value="CHARLES OWEN"/>CHARLES OWEN ODELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Solomon, a pawnbroker, of 214, Gray's Inn Road—I produce two Church Services, one pawned on 1st March for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and the other on 3rd May for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by Plume—he told me that the trade price of one was 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and I lent him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—he gave his name John White.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw him at Guildhall, but I had described him before I was taken there—the books were wrapped up just as they are now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew him before—I think he redeemed a coat and waist
<lb/>coat at the time be pledged the second book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-161" type="surname" value="SHEPPARD"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-161" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SHEPPARD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Smith, pawnbroker, of 1, upper-street, Islington—I produce a Church Service pawned on 3rd May for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. it is worth about 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I am not positive who pawned it—Henry White is the name on the ticket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the Police Court that this was the man who pawned it—I do not know what has made me of a different opinion but I thought it over—this was the only Church Service we could find—I have no recollection of seeing either of the prisoners before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-162" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to J. F. Home, a pawnbroker—I pro
<lb/>duce a Church Service pawned by Bick on 28th April for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the name of Henry White—it is worth a guinea.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure it was not Plume.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-163" type="surname" value="GOODING"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-163" type="given" value="AMOS"/>AMOS GOODING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Harrisson, pawnbroker, of Alders
<lb/>gate Street—I produce a Church Service pawned on 28th April for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of Henry Whiter—I cannot identify anyone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The address on the ticket is 17, Little Britain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-164" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-164" type="surname" value="POCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-164" type="given" value="GSORGE JOHN"/>GSORGE JOHN POCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 135, Essex Road—I pro
<lb/>duce a Church Service pawned on 9th April for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in the name of George White—I have no idea by whom.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is no pretence for bringing me here as regards the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-165" type="surname" value="ARCHBUTT"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD ARCHBUTT</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of Westminster Bridge Road—I produce a Church Service pawned by the prisoner Plume on 16th April for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have no doubt of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I swear that Bick is net the man—we have a great many pawnings in the name of White.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-166" type="surname" value="JACOBSON"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-166" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED JACOBSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Crouch, a pawnbroker, of Grafton Street, Tottenham Court Road—I produce a Church Service pawned on 8th May for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by a man who gave the name of John Broom.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was neither of the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-167" type="surname" value="THREADWAY"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-167" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR THREADWAY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant' to Robert Dobree, pawnbroker—I produce a Church Service pawned on 14th November'. 187 2—Blome is the name on the ticket—I have no recollection of the prisoners!</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-168" type="surname" value="HAMILTON"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-168" type="given" value="ADOLPHUS"/>ADOLPHUS HAMILTON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Jaques, of Tichbbrne Street, Pimlico—I produce a Church Service pawned on 1st April for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of Henry White—I cannot identify anyone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not take the pledge in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-169" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-169" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Paris, a pawnbroker, of Great College Street, Camden Town—I produce a Church Service pawned on 8th May, in the name of John' Broom, not by either of the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18730609-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18730609-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-170" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18730609-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi>). On 8th May I was in High Street. Camden Town, and saw Plume and another man; seeing that Plume had something in his pocket rather bulky, I was induced to follow him—they went up High Street, Camden Town, to Rowley's, the pawnbroker's—the other man went as far as James Street, While Plume went into Rowley's and pledged a Church Service, which has been produced, for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he then came out and joined the other man, and they went together to Mr. Hampson's, in Chalk Farm Road, where Plume went in and offered another book for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. but they refused to take it in—I went into another compartment ald heard what was said—I then followed them to Great College Street, where the other man pledged a book while Plume remained outsider-previous to the other men going in, a ticket passed from one to the other, also a little parcel, which I believe to be a book, and that was done at each place, the one who waited outside always had the stock of books and the fickets—I followed about two hours and a half to different public-houses, and at last to Mr. Starling's, where Plume went in—I then got the assistance of a constable in Uniform, but before I could do so the other one escaped—I went into the shop and said to Plume "How do you account for the possession of this book?"which was handed to me over the counter—he said "It is my property"—I said "Where did you get it from?" he said "From a friend who has gone to Australia"—I said "What about the other books that you and the other man have pledged?"—he said "We have pledged no books"—I told him they had pledged one at Mr. Rowley's, and that the other man had pledged</p>
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<p>one at Mr. Parr's, in College Street—on the way to the station he said "I bought them in Paternoster Row, I cannot remember the number, but I can produce the catalogue of them"—he has not done so—he was remanded to the 15th and again to the 22nd—when I was conveying him to Guildhall he said "Have not you taken the other man, he is worse than me"—I asked him if he would give me the other man's name and address—he said that he would, but he has never done so—he was then remanded to the 28th—twenty-two books were pledged, and Plume had one in his possession—I think the man who has escaped had one, I saw something bulky.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been twelve years in the force; I have been a detective six or seven years—I have made inquiries about Plume, and ascertained that he has been employed on the
<hi rend="italic">Standard</hi> newspaper above nine years—I have not heard that he has been charged before—I did not watch them from any information which' I had received—I cannot explain how it is that the evidence about following them from shop to shop is not in my deposition; I am positive I gave it—I did not caution Plume, I said that he could say what he liked—it is not usual to caution prisoners in dealing with property which I do not know to be stolen; if he had been charged with felony it would have been different—Plume's friends spoke to me and asked me what it was best to do—I said that I could have nothing to do with the matter, as there was a solicitor engaged—I do not know John Broom—I do not know whether Bick has passed under the name of White—I searched Plume's place, and found a lot of pawn tickets in the name of Plume, not relating to books—none of the books pledged are in the name of Henry or John White.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Plume has been charged with assaulting his wife, and bound over to keep the peace—I know that from her own lips.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I have examined these prayer-books—they are the property of the firm—they have not been through the hands of retail dealers—there might be a possibility of one of them being for sale in Paternoster Row; if it was sold there would be a mark in it, but there is a possibility that a book might be unmarked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If stolen from a retail house they would not be in the condition they are now, but if stolen before the parcel was opened, there would be no mark—we deal with most of the houses in Paternoster Row—we are the Queen's printers.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">recommended to mercy by the Prosecutors</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you strike my wife on Boxing-day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not take her shawl off her shoulders as she was coming up stairs singing—I did not strike you with a poker on your arm—I had nothing in my hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you know anything bad of me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you have always been very quiet since I have lived there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 88). Hayes gave the prisoner into my custody about 3 o'clock, am, in Tottenham Court Road—he said that he did do it, and it would have been a good job if he had killed him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARY KENHALEY</hi>. The prisoner is my father—I am getting on for twelve years old—on the Saturday night when the row was, I was up stairs in our room, having supper—my mother went down stairs, and I heard a noise; she came up again and took the fire shovel and went down again—my father was in bed and asleep in the room where I was—he had had a little drop of drink—I went on the landing and saw my mother hit Hayes on the head with the shovel—the hatchet was lying on the floor—I did not see my father touch it—he could not have taken it down without my seeing it—he did not leave the room at all—Hayes came up and knocked him on the arm with the poker, as he was lying in bed—he did not leave the room till he went to take out a warrant for Mr. Hayes—he did not tell me that he was going to do so, but I saw him go with my brother, who is getting on for nine—he is not here—my father has not said a word to me about this—I get this summons (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I was not examined before the Magistrate—my mother brought me here this morning—she did not tell me what to say—I have not talked it over, with her—after Hayes had struck my father as he was lying in bed, he went out to the doctor—his head was bleeding from the blow my mother gave him with the fire shovel.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CORNISH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was this girl examined before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but Mr. Newton ordered her to be at the Sessions—I served this paper on her—I got it from the clerk at Marlborough Street—I applied for it myself, as Mr. Newton said that she was to attend here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never struck him with the chopper, as God is my judge. I had been asleep. I had had no intoxicating liquor for five months. He wanted to fight me in my own room, after striking my wife. I went out</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLADE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GLYN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 25). I took the prisoner—he said nothing—he had a bag containing these tools, and a quantity of meat—I searched him and found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and these two coins, which the prosecutor identified.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was going along Bird Cage Walk and a young man asked me if I would carry a bag of meat, and he would give me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. The shutter was down and he got in, and he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I got to the door. I thought "Who is going to shut this shop up?"and I was just opening the door when the butchers came across. He gave me the money and I had 3
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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