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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>WATERLOW, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TWELFTH SESSION, HELD OCTOBER 27TH, 1873.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED, BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, October 27th, 1873, and following days,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-2" type="given" value="THOMAS DICKSON"/>SIR THOMAS DICKSON ARCHIBALD</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; The Hon.
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-3" type="given" value="GEORGE ESSEX"/>SIR GEORGE ESSEX HONYMAN</persName> </hi>, Bart., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi>, Esq., F.A.S. and F.R.A.S., Sir
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WATERLOW, MAYOR. TWELTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoner's 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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18731027-630-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18731027-631-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to two indictments for forging</rs>
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<lb/>ing two orders for the delivery of goods, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS DOW</hi> (63)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18731027-632-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a receipt for a watch and chain.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-28" type="given" value="WILDEY"/>MR. WILDEY WRIGHT</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ALLCOCK</hi>. I am an accountant, and live at 7, Southerton Road, Hammersmith—on 2nd July I went to the Castle public-house, Portugal Street, Lincoln's Tnn Fields, to see a gentleman—I saw the prisoner there; I had seen him before, but never spoke to him—he produced this pawn ticket to me, and asked for a loan of 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I said I was not in the habit of doing this sort of thing—he said he was hungry, or something of</p>
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<p>that description—I said "I suppose it is all right and genuine"—he said "Yes, and if that money is not to be repaid in the course of a few days you can redeem the pledge"—I lent him the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I kept the ticket till 1st September, and on 1st September I sent it to Attenborough's—it had Attenborough's printed heading
<hi rend="italic">on</hi> the top—the ticket was stopped—in consequence of what I heard, I went in search of the prisoner—I saw him that same day at the Castle—I told him there was some mistake about the ticket; that it had been detained, and Attenborough's had sent down to know where I had got it from—I asked him to go with me to Attenborough's—he said he would see me b----first—I gave him into custody some few days afterwards, I gave him another chance of accompanying me and the policeman—I have never seen the prisoner write—I saw a letter that he produced at the Police Court, and which he said he wrote that morning—I saw him hand it to the solicitor for the prosecution—I have compared that letter with the writing on the ticket, and I have not the slightest doubt the writing is the same.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner on and off about twelve months, but not to have any conversation with him—I did not know where he resided, or what his occupation was—I did not think I was making a good bargain by this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. George Attenborough, pawn broker, of 193, Fleet Street—this duplicate is one of our genuine forms, as far as I can tell—there was no watch pawned for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 29th June—I know the handwriting of all those who are authorised to fill up duplicates at our place—I think the 29th was on a Sunday—it is not in the handwriting of any body in Mr. Attenborough's establishment—it is a forgery—if we issue a ticket for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. it would not be on this form—it is only used for a loan of 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or under—I can't say how this form could have been obtained unless it was stolen off the counter—we do not keep them on the counter as a rule.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have several places of business—we put different addresses on the tickets—if we are busy in the pawnbroker's shop, we do not call in assistance from the jeweller's shop—we do not frequently change our hands—I have not got our books here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-30" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT PLAYER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 252). On 1st September the prosecutor gave the prisoner in my charge for obtaining money by a ticket which was not true—the prisoner asked if he meant to press the charge—he said he should if he did not go with him to the pawnbroker's and explain the affair—he said he should not go there—finding that Allcock was going to press the charge, he asked him to let him go, and he would return the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Allcock said "I can't let you go now," and I took him to the station—I was present at Bow Street and heard the prisoner state that he had written this letter that morning—he handed it to Mr. Hope, the solicitor for the prosecution—I have compared the handwriting of that letter and that on the duplicate, and I believe it is the same.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never seen him write, nor seen his writing before.
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I got the ticket from a man of the name of either Parkins or Parker. He goes by the name of "Scotty;" he told me he always pledged things in my name. I wrote that letter to Mr. Hope, to ask him for a half-crown for having introduced a friend of mine to him at the Croydon Assizes."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-632-18731027 t18731027-632-punishment-8"/>Three Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BETTS</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18731027-633-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-32" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HALES</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger, of 112, Drury Lane—on Friday, 19th September, the prisoner came in for a penny basin of eels; he paid with a florin—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the florin into the till with a half-crown and sixpences; there was about 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. there, but no other florin—about an hour after the prisoner came in again, with a tall man; he made as if he was drunk—he called for two penny basins of eels and two potatoes; that came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served him—he put down a florin—I took it and broke it—I then walked round the counter and asked how many he had of these?"this is the second you have given me to-night"—the other man said he would go and get some good money—a constable was sent for, and the prisoner was given into custody—I gave both the coins to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-33" type="given" value="HENRT"/>HENRT WALKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody by Mr. Hales, for uttering bad coin—he said he was very sorry; he did not know it was bad—he appeared to have been drinking, but he knew what he was about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these two florins are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I did not know the coins were bad—I was never in the shop but once.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-633-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-633-18731027 t18731027-633-punishment-9"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>634.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED FRAZER</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18731027-634-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18731027-634-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, For a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-36" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-36" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HOSKINS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Northumberland Arms, Russell Street, Covent Garden—on 2nd October, about 8. 15, the prisoner came and asked for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin-and bitters—he tendered a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece in payment—I put it in the detector and found it was bad—I told him so—he said "Is it I am sorry, I was not aware of it"—he said he had taken it from a house in Tottenham Court Road, but he did not mention any name—he asked if I would have good money for it, and he offered me a half
<lb/>crown; I refused it, sent for a constable, and gave him into custody, with the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-37" type="surname" value="VOYSEY"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-37" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY VOYSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman ER</hi> 26). The prisoner was given into my custody for uttering a counterfeit florin—I searched him in the bar—I found on him an American cent piece, a half-sovereign, a half-crown, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was on the counter, which the prisoner had taken out of his pocket—there was a hole in one of the pennies—he was taken before the Magistrate, remanded, and discharged—he gave the name of Charles Dickens.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-38" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am night porter at White Horse Chambers, Fetter Lane—on 10th October, between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came there for a bed; it cost 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave a florin in payment—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., because he wanted to pay a penny to be called early in the morning—he objected to the coppers, and I took them back and gave him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I put the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece he gave me along with my other money—I had no other 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece there—I afterwards gave it to Mr. Pyne, my master—I saw him again next night, and he gave me a bad shilling—Mr. Pyne was standing by my side as he came in, and I nudged him and drew his attention to him—I recognised him immediately he came in—I handed the shilling to Mr. Pyne.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS PYNE</persName> </hi>. I keep the White Horse Chambers—between 12 and 1 o'clock in the morning of the 11th October the prisoner came</p>
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<p>there—I saw him put down a shilling to Voysey, who handed it to me—I afterwards handed it to the police—I put it in my teeth first, and found it was bad—I said "This won't do; it is a bad one; where did you get it from?"—he said "I know where I got it from, I will take it back again"—I asked where he got the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece that he gave the night porter—he said "Oh, you are making a mistake"—I sent for a constable, and he was given into custody, with the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>, 277). I was called to take the prisoner into custody for uttering a bad shilling—he said it was a mistake—he said he had got it from a public-house in Oxford Street—on the way to the station he said it was in Tottenham Court Road—at the station I found on him a five-shilling piece, a half-crown, a shilling, seven sixpences, and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, good money—I also found on him an American cent.; one of the pennies had a hole in it—I asked where he lived—he said he had no fixed residence—I produce the counterfeit florin given me by Mr. Pyne, and the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-41" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins and shillings are all bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that he had received the bad money from some man that he met with.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-634-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-634-18731027 t18731027-634-punishment-10"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>635.
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<p>
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<lb/>rendon Terrace—between 1 and 2 o'clock on the morning of 14th October, I was in Great Winchester Street, where there was a crowd looking at a fire—I saw the prisoner there; he put his hand across and took my watch from my pocket—I tried to get it from him—he held it in his right hand and pushed me with his right elbow—he took the watch out of his right hand with his left, and passed it behind him—I secured him till the officer came.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-45" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS CAVERLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 145). The prisoner was given into my custody by the last witness on Tuesday, 14th October, about 1.30—I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never had his watch, if I had it the policeman must have seen me give it to somebody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-635-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">He also pleaded guilty to having been before convicted in July</hi>, 1872.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-48" type="surname" value="KITCHENER"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KITCHENER</persName> </hi>. I live at 55, Princes Street, Marylebone—on 27th September, about 12.30 at night, I was walking along Princes Street—I had had a slight drop—the prisoner came up and asked me what time it was—I took out my watch to tell him, he seized it and hit me violently on the hand and carried off the watch—he struck me in the chest and knocked me down—the fall loosened my teeth—I followed him, calling "Stop thief!" and he was stopped by a constable—I was afterwards shown my watch, it was worth about 71.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He hit me with his clenched hand—the prisoner did not give me sufficient time to look at the watch to tell him the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that he could not dispute the facts.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-51" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am a private in the 3rd Grenadier Guards, stationed at the Tower—on a Saturday morning, at 10. 30, I missed a table cloth out of the barrack room—the prisoner slept in the same room—I had seen the table cloth safe the day before—I saw it on Monday morning at Notting Hill—I can swear to it—I made it myself—it is worth 21.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you any mark about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never saw anything like it before in my life.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-52" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-52" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS EVANS</persName> </hi>. I live at Notting Hill—on Friday morning I saw the prisoner exhibiting the table-cover for sale—I bought it of him for 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said he made it himself, and wanted to get rid of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-53" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GALLAGHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 49). I took the prisoner into cus
<lb/>tody—I told him he would be charged with stealing a table-cover—he said nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-54" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DURRANT</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the Grenadier Guards—I have seen Hutchings making this table-cover from day to day—it is not quite finished, it wants the lining and the fringe round the edges—the prisoner never made such a thing—I never saw him touch a needle yet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is mine. I made it.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLET</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-57" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WOODCOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Circus Street, Marylebone—I am out of business now—at the time of this marriage I kept a beer and wine-house—I produce a certificate of the marriage of Thomas Pike and Frances Ince, on 9th March, 1853—it was given to me by Mrs. Pike—I don't know whether she is here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-58" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET WOODCOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at St. Mary's Square, Paddington Green—on 10th August last I went through the ceremony of marriage with the prisoner at All Saints, Battle Bridge—he told me he was a widower—we went to live at 25, Caledonian Road, and about five weeks afterwards we removed to 16, St. Mary's Square—I first heard that he had been married before on the morning he was taken—I saw the wife—the prisoner was present—she said he was her husband—he said he did not recognise her—at the police-station he said he had been very much tormented by her for the last thirteen years, and had maintained her up to the last few months, and that he would sooner be hung for her than support her, she had worried him out of the last dozen situations—the wife said he had behaved very badly to her, and it was about ten years since he had left her, he lived with a person, but she was not his wife, they were not married—I can't say whether he contradicted her or not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner Q.</hi> When was it I told you I was a widower?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The first time I saw you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-59" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA INCE</persName> </hi>. I am a widow—I know the prisoner—I have not seen him for eighteen years—I was present at a marriage which took place between him and Frances Ince, who was a cousin of my husband's—I saw her last Saturday evening—they were married on 10th March, 1853, at St</p>
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<p>Clement's Dane, in the Strand—I was one of the witnesses, and Mr. Thomas Hughes—they lived together ten years, I believe.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-60" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on the morning of 11th October—he was fetched out of a shop in the Edgware Road—I told him I was a police officer, and was going to take him into custody for marrying Miss Woodcock, his wife, Mrs. Pike, being now alive—he said "I have not lived with her for thirteen years, and I hope I shall never see her again"—I took him to the station and fetched Mrs. Pike—she said "That is my husband, and he left me about nine years ago, and he behaved very bad to me"—the prisoner made no answer to that—Miss Woodcock was present.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you sure it was nine years she said?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it was not fourteen—you did not deny her and say "She is nothing to me"—I did not hear you—I went to the table to make a short report at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am here an innocent man. This woman is nothing to me, although I have kept her. I have been miserable this last twenty years. I did not do anything underhand, and I consider I am innocent of this charge.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-64" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-64" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am landlady at 24, Ware Street, Kingsland—Tipper took a back kitchen of me about five months ago, at a weekly rent, which she paid regularly up to Friday, October 10th—I saw Brown the first day the room was taken—she was with Tipper then—she assisted her to move the goods, and lived with her from that time—Law came on the Sunday but did not stay all night, but on the Monday he did—he was there for four nights, from the 5th to the 10th—Tipper told me she was a feather
<lb/>maker, but I did not see any feathers—I was at the house when the detec
<lb/>tives came, and in consequence of information I gave them they burst open the door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Law. Q.</hi> As I went into 24, Ware Street, did not you say you wished to speak to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I told you the two female prisoners were locked up for having shawls in their possession which they could give no account of—you asked me to allow you to stop there the night, as you wanted to get back next morning early to your work—I said that you must stay in their room—you wanted to stay in the passage, but I would not allow it—you had been staying since the Monday night in that room—there was one bed there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-65" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y R</hi> 41). On 10th October, about 4.30 p. m., I was under the railway arch, College Street, Kentish Town—I saw the two female prisoners standing at the corner of College Street, talking to one another—Tipper had a black and white shawl on as she has now, and Brown had a black jacket—I afterwards saw them go in the direction of Holloway, and saw Tipper beckon to Brown who went across the road, took a shawl from her back, and placed it under her apron—she joined Tipper—I stopped them, and asked Brown what she had got under her apron—she</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver, and four counterfeit florins wrapped up in separate pieces of paper—I found a piece of paper afterwards at the lodgings, which corresponded with the paper wrapped round the coins—I went to Ware Street about midnight with Austin, and saw the landlady, and in consequence of information I received from her, I went to the back kitchen and knocked at the door twice but received no answer—we then burst open the door, and found Law in bed—there was only one bed—there was a candle on a chair—I lit it and told him I should charge him with being concerned with Tipper and Brown with having counterfeit coin in their possession—he said "I know nothing about them, I have only known them a few days"—I found 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and bronze in a box on the mantel-shelf, good money, and a piece of paper corresponding with the other paper I have mentioned—I searched the place two or three days afterwards, and found a spoon and some white metal—we took Law to the station, but found nothing on him—I asked him if he knew anything about the things that were found—he said "No "and he knew nothing about what was in the room—he had only known the women a few days.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T R</hi> 30). I went with Stephens to 24, Ware Street—I searched a cupboard in the back kitchen, and found eight counter
<lb/>feit florins, not quite finished, in a piece of rag inside a stocking—on the same shelf I found a mould for making the same, I also found a parcel containing silver sand, a file, and some copper wire on the mantel-shelf—Law said he was staying in the house merely as a friend.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-67" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY JARVIS</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Kentish Town police-station—I searched Tipper and Brown—I found four bad florins on Tipper, which I gave to the-superintendent, and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and some coppers on Brown, in good money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a mould for a florin of 1860—there are eight counterfeit florins unfinished and four finished, from that same mould—here is a spoon with some white metal in it of the same kind as the coins, and here is a file with white metal, showing it had been used very recently—the copper wire is for forming a small battery to silver the coins.
<hi rend="italic">Brown's Defence</hi>, I am innocent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Lavfs Defence.</hi> I am quite innocent of the charge.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAW</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM SMITH</hi>. I am a chandler, of 16, Mercer Street, Long Acre—on 11th October, a little before 12 o'clock p. m., I saw the prisoner fall and break a pane of glass in my window—I asked him to pay for it; he offered me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; it was worth about 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—a policeman came up and said that 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was not enough—the prisoner then took a shilling from his trousers pocket and dropped it; the policeman picked it up and said that it was bad, and asked if he had got any more of them—he said that he did not know—the police
<lb/>man put his hand in the prisoner's pocket and took out a paper packet, out of which I saw the policeman take some shillings at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but you knew what you were about It was a wet night, and you slipped down.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I saw a crowd, went up, and Smith told me in the prisoner's presence that he had broken a window, and asked him to pay for it; he took out 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I told him it was not enough, and he took a shilling from the same pocket, he dropped it, I picked it up, and found it was bad—I asked him if he had any more of them—he said that he did not know—I put my hand in his pocket, and found eleven bad shillings wrapped up with paper between them—at the station I found in his trousers pocket twelve more shillings, two loose and ten wrapped up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad, the date is 1858—the others are all bad, and among them are seven from the same mould as the single one.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in liquor, and kicked a small parcel, I opened it and found money in it. I fell and broke the window. If I had known the money was bad, a policeman would have been the last person I would have given it to.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-641-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a former conviction, in February</hi>, 1867,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to Seven Years' Penal Servitude, in the name of
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Years' Penal Ser
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<p>642.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What did I say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That some man had asked you to carry the two pieces to a cab.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 493). The prisoner was given into my custody—I searched him at the station, and found a knife and 11
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>646.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SHEPHERD</hi> (18)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY UPTON</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18731027-646-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Shepherd.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-85" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-85" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED STONE</persName> </hi>, I live at 15, Salisbury Terrace, Kilburn—on 20th September Upton came there and purchased some articles of my young man—she then tendered me this cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., signed "M. A. Wilson," in payment—I asked her where she got it, she said "From Miss Wilson,"—I said "Where does she reside?"—she said "The third house round the corner"—I knew that to be correct—she said that it was for work done by her and Shepherd—I gave her ten sovereigns, and she paid my young man for what she had purchased.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-86" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-86" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-86" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WILSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Kilburn—Shepherd was In my service—I keep a banking account—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my cheque-book—this cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. came out of it—it is not signed by me or by my authority—Upton made one dress for me, she Only worked for me once—Shepherd has been in my service two months—I generally locked my cheque-book up, but unfortunately at this time it was in an unlocked cabinet—Shepherd could neither read nor write, and therefore I trusted her—the cheque was passed on the 28th, but I cannot say how long before that Upton was working with me—her sister had worked with me before, and I rather suspected her and did not employ her again—I never left the room while Upton was there—she was in the back room, and the cheque-book in the front room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Shepherd was a very good girl—I had a good character with her, but a short one—I always found her honest—I missed my cheque
<lb/>book after Upton had been there, and she was only there one day—I paid Shepherd 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, and had just given her 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and she bought a dress with the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He-examined.</hi> To the best of my recollection, Upton had no opportunity of going to the cabinet—I was with her the whole time she was there, as, having suspected her sister, I watched her—I saw the sister with a thimble, which I suspected was mine—I cannot say whether that was a week before this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-87" type="surname" value="FLEWIN"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-87" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FLEWIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer X</hi>). On 24th September, I went to Mr. Stone's shop and was shown this forged cheque—I then went to 9, Canter
<lb/>bury Road, where Upton lives, and found her under a bed—I told her I was</p>
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<p>a police officer, and asked her if her name was Mary Upton—she said "Yes"—I told her to come from under the bed; she did so, and I told her I should take her in custody for forging a cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—she said "Yes, I have done so, but I should not have done so if it had not been for Shepherd, who gave me two cheques from her mistress's book, and asked me to change them for her"—I found these three crossed cheques under the bed, and asked her how she accounted for them—she said that they were given to her by Shepherd; to imitate Miss Wilson's writing—I afterwards went to 5, Bromsby Villas, and told Shepherd I was about to take her for being concerned with Upton in forging a cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—she said that she knew nothing about it—she afterwards said that she was very sorry, she had taken two cheques from her misstress's book and given them to Upton—the three old cheques are dated "Jan. 20, Jan. 24, and Sept. 18," they have been paid.
<hi rend="italic">Upton. Q.</hi> Are you sure I said that I had the cheques given to me that I might imitate the writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Shepherd was very agitated and frightened—she is only 19, and has been led away.</p>
<p>M. A.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILSON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These three cheques are in my writing, they were all drawn in 1872.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Upton's Defence.</hi> I changed the cheque not knowing it was wrong
<lb/>Upton gave it to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHEPHERD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-646-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">UPTON</hi>
<rs id="t18731027-646-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18731027-646-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-646-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18731027-646-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-646-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-646-18731027 t18731027-646-punishment-22"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>647.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SHEPHERD</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-89" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18731027-647-offence-1 t18731027-name-89"/>Mary Ann Wilson</persName>, her mistress.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ofered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-647-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-647-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>648.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WILLIAMS</hi> (46)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def2-648-18731027" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="def2-648-18731027" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA EVANS</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18731027-648-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18731027-648-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-648-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Bur
<lb/>glariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-92" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-92" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18731027-648-offence-1 t18731027-name-92"/>George Brown</persName>, and stealing therein 34 forks, 32 spoons, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Evans.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-93" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, New Cavendish Street, Marylebone—on Saturday night, 13th September, between 10. 30 and 11 o'clock, I shut and locked the inner counting-house door—I had a quantity of plate there in an iron chest, which I had seen safe a day or two before—I returned at 9.30 on Sunday morning, and found the inner counting-house door broken, and the place in perfect confusion; the iron safe broken open, both drawers in it broken open, and the contents thrown about—the entry had been effected by a window which was broken—I cannot say whether it was closed when I left on Saturday—the inner counting-house door was split by a chisel—I missed two dozen silver forks, thirty-two spoons, a pair of sugar-tongs, a sauce ladle, a gravy spoon, butter knife, a silver ladle, a plated silver fish slice, a silver dredger, a pair of nut-crackers, fourteen knives, fourteen forks, eighteen hatbands, a coat, a waistcoat, a knife, and a walking-stick.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I slept over the premises—my house is connected with the counting-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-94" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-94" type="surname" value="FARRELL"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-94" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY FARRELL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick Farrell, of 46, Euston Square—on Tuesday, 16th September, between 10 and 11 o'clock, Williams</p>
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<p>came there with a black bag and asked for Mrs. Evans, the other person who lodged with me—he went into the parlour to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She has lodged there nine months—I never saw her bring any one home but a soldier, who she said was her husband—he was constantly there—she is a hard-working industrious woman—I had never seen Williams before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-95" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-95" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-95" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, I am the wife of George Webster, landlord of the Feathers, Warren Street, Tottenham Court Road—on Tuesday, 6th Sep
<lb/>tember, about 8 o'clock, p. m., Williams came in with a black bag, a bundle, and this stick, and asked me to take charge of them—the bundle looked like a coat with a strap round it—he asked me if he could leave them there for a time—I said "Yes," and put them in the bar parlour—when my hus
<lb/>band came home I called his attention to them, and we informed the police—Williams was a customer, and I have seen Evans half-a-dozen times in his company, and he told me she was his wife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw her with anybody but him, and I saw him a long time before I saw her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-96" type="surname" value="CROOK"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CROOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). On 18th October, after midnight, I was in Euston Road, about 300 yards from the Feathers, and saw the two pri
<lb/>soners—I followed them to the Feathers, and they stood in conversation on the opposite side—Evans then crossed over and stopped at the door, Williams stood in the road, loitering about—I caught hold of him, and by arrange
<lb/>ment Marshall caught hold of Evans—Williams said "What do you mean?—I said "I mean to take you for the basket of plate you left here"—he said "Mind you don't make a mistake, it is mine"—we then rapped at the door of the Feathers, and Mrs. Webster, who was there, said in both priso
<lb/>ners' presence, "That is the man who left the bag."—Williams said "It is mine"—I said "You will have to go to the station with me"—Evans said that she did not know anything about the contents of the bag—Williams was very violent on the way to the station, and they both endeavoured to escape, Marshall struck him on the head, and he was quiet after that—I found this coat on him at the station, this knife in his pocket, and a small key—he said "That is the key of the bag," and that it was given to him by a man named Jones—Webster gave me this stick—I found the bag full of plate, and the bundle contained a coat and waistcoat of Mr. Brown's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-97" type="surname" value="MARSHALL"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-97" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARSHALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi>). On 17th October, shortly after mid
<lb/>night, I was in Warren Street, Tottenham Court Road, about half-a
<lb/>mile from Euston Street—I had received a description of the two prisoners, and saw them at the corner of Warren Street; they went opposite the Feathers, and after some conversation Evans crossed over and tapped at the door of the Feathers, followed by Williams—I seized her, and the inspector took Williams, who was so violent that I had to strike him—Evans said she knew nothing of Williams, except that he had stayed at her place three or four times—I had not known her before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-98" type="surname" value="GOLDSTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-98" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GOLDSTONE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 120). On Sunday morning, 14th Sep
<lb/>tember, between 1 and 2 o'clock, I was on duty in Manchester Street, New Cavendish Street, opposite Mr. Brown's house, and saw Evans in conversa
<lb/>tion with a man at the corner of New Cavendish Street—I do not know who, but he was dressed in a high hat and lightish trousers—I am sure of Evans.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not known her before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-99" type="surname" value="GRANGE"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 151). On Sunday, 14th September, I</p>
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<p>was on duty in New Cavendish Street, near Mr. Brown's house, and saw Evans talking to a man—it was about 1. 45.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not known her before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-100" type="surname" value="DODKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-100" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DODKIN</persName> </hi>. I live in Mrs. Farrell's house—I have seen Williams there two or three times, but do not know how long ago—Evans lives in the house, and I saw these lace hatbands in her room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams's Defence.</hi> I received this plate and other articles from a per
<lb/>son named Jones, about 15th September. He told me that he received them at Doncaster races, and that if I would keep them safe for a week he would make me a present of the coat which they were wrapped in. I put the coat on, and made a small parcel of the other things, put them in a bag and left it at the Feathers. I called for it next morning, and the landlord said he had given it to the police. I could not get any information about Jones. I met Evans, and was going with her to the Feathers to ask what I had better do, and the policeman took me in charge. If I had known them to be stolen I had the whole of Wednesday to escape. I had been wearing the coat for three days in the neighbourhood where it was stolen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18731027-648-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18731027-648-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-648-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18731027-648-punishment-23" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18731027-648-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-648-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-648-18731027 t18731027-648-punishment-23"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EVANS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18731027-648-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18731027-648-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-648-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>649.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 241. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18731027-649-offence-1 t18731027-name-102"/>Henry Chamen</persName> and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-103" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-103" type="given" value="RICHARD TEWKESBURY"/>RICHARD TEWKESBURY CHAMEN</persName> </hi>. I am a provision merchant, at Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, in partnership with my father—the prisoner has been our traveller for three years, at 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per week—it was his duty to solicit orders and collect money, which he handed to me once a week if in the country, and sooner if in town—on 14th December a customer named Ambrose owed us 201., and on 16th December the prisoner paid me 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as a payment made by Ambrose—in May, 1873, Ambrose owed us 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which the prisoner has not accounted for—a customer named Collins owed us 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in May—the prisoner has not paid us that amount, and it is still to Collins's debit—when the prisoner brought orders home, he gave me the prices at which he said that he had sold the articles, and I entered the prices from his dictation—I made out the invoices in conjunction with him—he used to call them out to me—he had no authority to make any deductions, only 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2 per cent, for cash, if paid within a month—he did not tell me that he had made any deductions in those three bills, and I was not aware that any had been made—there is no foundation for the statement that he was going into partnership with us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There had been no suggestion of a partnership—we took a shop in Kennington Road, for a bad debt, and I gave the prisoner 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to work it,
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> pay for goods sent there, some of the
<hi rend="italic">goods</hi> sent were our own, but we don't sell everything, and we gave him the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to buy other goods—that was not given by cheque, but he deducted it from the sums he received from our customers—I do not know that large sums of money which he received in the Charlotte Street establishment, went into the working
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> that shop—he could not have lost the amount deficient in 'the time—it was not a very losing business—I have no book here showing the expenditure of the Kennington business—</p>
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<p>here was also a shop in Cirencester Place—I am not aware that the prisoner kept it—I supplied that shop with goods—the name is Mrs. West, she is paying us off by instalments now—I do not know that the prisoner had anything more to do with that shop than taking orders there—there was another shop in Noel Street, Berwick Street, but the prisoner had nothing to do with that—I took the shop and put Smith into it, I managed it myself entirely till I sold it—the prisoner had not to pay the wages of the assistants and porters when I was out of town—I always paid them before I left—I went to Aldershot twice with the prisoner, and I have to to pay the hotel expenses now—he did not ask me for money to pay the hotel expenses, and I did not say "You can get some money from some one in the morning, get Mr. Riser to cash it"—this is the first I have heard of it—Mr. Riser is the landlord—the prisoner had money in his pocket which he got from oar customers on the Monday—he collected from our customers on the Monday, and we went into the country on Tuesday—I have been pressing him for cash for nine months—I do not know that in order to give me cash he borrowed money of our customers, there was no necessity—he sent us cash from time to time by post—I did not ask him whether he could manage 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by June 1st—he did not borrow 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for me from a customer on the eve of the Derby, nor did he represent that he had done so—if I wanted money I should take it from my own cash-box—he did not get an accommodation bill for 129
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., nor did I pay it into the London and Westminster Bank; that was not an accommodation bill, it was money owed by his brother-in-law, St. Aubyn, for goods delivered, and also money which I had lent to the prisoner—I have his book showing the money lent to him, and he gave an I O U to my father, which was returned on his giving us a bill—I think I returned him one I O U, and my father the other—his brother-in-law gave the bill, the prisoner had not to pay it, but he did pay it with our money—the bill was dishonoured and we gave it to the prisoner to take to his brother-in-law—he did not do so, but collected the money from our customers and paid it into the London and West
<lb/>minster Bank—I don't think he met the bill with a penny of his own money—there was not an open account between us—I do not know that 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of that 126
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was drawn out-from the prisoner's own account at the Union Bank of London—I was not aware that he allowed for over charges.—we had a customer named Baden—I am not aware that the prisoner allowed him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. overcharge on one occasion—if it was allowed, it will appear in my books—they are all balanced and I do not get any allowance here for that amount—here is only 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. discount—I do not find any overcharge in Bufferings' account—I will not say that no allowance has been made, but I will say that none Ought to have been made—Crook's account was closed on January 15th—I don't know why—I did not find that the prisoner was out in his accounts about 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have been round with him to the customers many times, and I think I went round with him in June, "this year—I did not ask him to make out a book with the account, and I don't know that he did—I gave him in custody on July 3rd—I did not ascertain that he had been making large allowances to the customers when I went round to them, but it was ascertained at the Police Court, I was present—he told me he had made out a book with this account, but I did not know it—I went with him
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> see his sister, he told me he was 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out, and we told him he could not stop with us unless we had some security, and he offered us a bill of sale on his</p>
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<p>furniture for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if he stopped with us—we took the bill of sale, and his sister said that she would be responsible for 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and her husband for 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and her husband wrote to say so—there was a bond to secure the bill of sale, but not faithfully to serve us—I did not believe at that time that he was thousands out—I believed him to be an honest man, and only thought he had got wrong—my father would not accept his brother-in-law in any amount—I am not a partner, I manage the business for my father—the prisoner suggested to give us the security of a bill of 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on a legacy of 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he was 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. wrong, and we would not keep him with us unless we had security—the bill of sale was on 30th May, but we applied for further security on account of the heavy amounts the prisoner was receiving, and I didn't think it was enough—I never found out the other amounts till he was given in custody—I had not been round to the customers before my father wrote this letter of 9th June, not with the intention of finding out any
<lb/>thing against the prisoner, but I may have been with him to obtain an order—I think I went round to Aldershot with him, but not for the purpose of ascertaining the amounts he received—we never made him responsible for dishonoured cheques, nor had he to sue in his own name for one received from one of our customers—I have heard of no dishonoured cheques but his own, if there were any I should take them on myself—I did not tell him that he must borrow 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cash, and I would transfer the bill of sale—we had a customer named Atkins—I did not charge the prisoner with a dis
<lb/>honoured cheque of Atkins for 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Atkins's was a bad debt of 44
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and we took his business in Vauxhall Street for it—I have sold the shop, and received the money—I have not asked the prisoner to furnish me with a book referring to the overcharges—there ought not to be overcharges—we said "Show us the overcharges"—he said "I will" and in the meantime I went out and found out that there were so many other accounts that we gave him in custody—I have never seen this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the case has been adjourned for a month, and you have had the opportunity of inspecting our books, but you have not done so.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). No one has inspected the books, although the case was adjourned for the purpose—they have always been ready for inspection—the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. advanced to the prisoner does not refer to any of these accounts—I do not think 1, 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. will cover the deficiency that I have discovered at present—there ought not to be any overcharge, because the invoices I sent out were exactly in accordance with what the prisoner gave me as the prices quoted to my customers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you give him in custody in July?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, after I found out this falsehood—I told him I had found out large deficiencies, and that we should give him in charge for embezzlement—he said "Very well"
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not the prisoner sell the shop in Noel Street for you, and transfer it to Mr. Budge for 751. 1
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He sold it, and he went and received the money, and paid it to me next morning—he sold it for us—I have not allowed so much off customers' accounts since he has been in custody—we have a customer named Geta—he is here—you must under
<lb/>stand that if the prisoner told a customer that he would allow anything I have had to do it, but not since he has been in custody—I don't know that in regard to Atkins he paid 108
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. extra for the business besides the bad debt—Atkins made me the offer of the business, through the prisoner, for my bad debt—I sold the business for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner told me he bought it for 44
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I don't recollect the name of the person I sold it to—</p>
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<p>the prisoner had the business transferred to his own name, which he had no right to do, and he re-transferred it into mine—I don't know that Mr. Buffery, one of my own witnesses, was present at the transaction between the prisoner and Atkins—I see him here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner ever tell you that he had paid 108
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he said 44
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—anything else was not authorised, and not in my presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-104" type="surname" value="AMBROSE"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-104" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE AMBROSE</persName> </hi>. I am messman to the Royal Engineers at Aldershot"—in December I owed the prosecutor 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I paid the prisoner on 14th December—uo deduction was made in January, 1873—I owed him 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which I paid to the prisoner on 23rd January, and he gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he deducted 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which was to be cre
<lb/>dited to me on condition I paid him the whole amount that I owed—he said any complaints I had to make I need not write to the firm, but correspond with him at his private residence, and he presented me with this printed, envelope, directed to "Mr. Kingsley, 8, Keith Terrace, Shepherd's Bush"—he said he was about to go into partnership with Chamen & Son, that he had just been left 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but could not touch it for six months, though he had 750
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. ready, and that one of their sons had gone into a large brewery in Staffordshire.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He allowed me from time to time for over charges made, that extended over the whole time I dealt with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-105" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-105" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am messman at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich—on 13th May I owed the prosecutor 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I paid the prisoner, and he gave me a receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He allowed me from time to time for over charges—I was over charged, and objected to pay unless the over charge was deducted—I received from the prisoner larger invoices than. I had agreed to pay.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-649-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18731027-649-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-649-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-649-18731027 t18731027-649-punishment-24"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>649.
<persName id="def1-649a-18731027" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-649a-18731027" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-649a-18731027" type="age" value="22"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES DIEKHANS</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18731027-649a-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18731027-649a-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-649a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and enter
<lb/>ing the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18731027-name-107" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-107" type="surname" value="RISCHENS"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-107" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18731027-649a-offence-1 t18731027-name-107"/>George Rischens</persName>, and stealing therein one watch, one bond for 1,000 dollars, a policy of insurance, and other articles, of
<persName id="t18731027-name-108" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-108" type="surname" value="RACINE"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-108" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18731027-649a-offence-1 t18731027-name-108"/>Francis Racine</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLUNGS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution. The evidence was interpreted to the Prisoner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-109" type="surname" value="RITOHBNS"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-109" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEOROB RITOHBNS</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at 90, Lower Thames Street—on Thursday evening, 2nd October, my wife locked up most of the doors—I have charge of all the offices—I went up both staircases, but I did not go into every room; I went into Messrs. Wrightson and Gazelee's office at 10. 45, locked it up, and put the key in my pocket—I put up the bar to the front door, and put in a wooden peg—I found the bar down in the morning, and the peg on the ground—I then took out Messrs. Wrightson's key to unlock his door, and found this part of a key (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the lock," and the door opened by turning the handle—I did not go further than the threshold, because I saw the safe open—I went to the police at once.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How do you think it possible anybody could get in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They must have been secreted in the building, or have sat on a window
<lb/>ledge; there is room for half-a-dozen men in the top water-closet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-110" type="surname" value="GAZELEE"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-110" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD"/>CHARLES EDWARD GAZELEE</persName> </hi>. I am a master lighterman and custom-house agent, in partnership with Mr. Wrightson, at 90, Lower Thames Street—on October 2nd, I left at 5. 45—a 1,000 dollar bond was locked up</p>
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<p>in the safe, and all the securities mentioned, they were under my partner's charge—we have got back the bond and a life policy, a gold watch, and the Freedom of the City, and I identify them as my partner's—I arrived at 9. 15 next morning, and found the safe door open, and both our private drawers, from which all the valuables were abstracted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-111" type="surname" value="HARNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-111" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER HARNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). On 6th October, from information I received I went to 4, Museum Street, Bloomsbury, and in a back room on the third floor I saw a box with "Carl Diekhans "on it—I stayed some time, and the landlady pointed out a pocket-book lying on the table as belonging to the prisoner—I opened it and saw in it these American coupons, representing 235 dollars—that was on Tuesday—I stayed the whole of Tuesday night, and the prisoner did not come till 6 o'clock next evening—I told him I should take him in custody for having committed a burglary in the City; a young man explained it to him in German, and he said in English "I can't help it"—I took him to the station and showed him these eight coupons—he said "They are mine"—I asked him for the key of his box, and he gave me this key (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), I opened his box with it, and found this 1,000 dollar bond, and two scrip certificates, each re
<lb/>presenting 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in the name of Mr. Wrightson; a receipt for 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and a pocket-book with "90, Lower Thames Street" written on it—I found on the prisoner 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., ninety-five foreign stamps, a silver watch, a gold chain, a brooch, a pair of tortoise-shell eye-glasses, fifty-one keys, eight of which are pick-locks, a screw driver and chisel, a die, and a lot of other paltry things—everything which was taken from the office was found at the prisoner's, except the stick, which was found at the watchmaker's—the prisoner said that the bond was given to him by a friend of his, a French man, in the City.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-112" type="surname" value="RANDALL"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-112" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RANDALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Officer</hi>). On 3rd October I went to 90, Lower Thames Street, and found Mr. Gazelee's office in disorder—this portion of a key was given to me, and also a broken pick-lock, similar to what was found at the prisoner's lodging—six desks were forced open, and the marks on them corresponded with this screw-driver, found in the prisoner's box—I was with Inspector Harnett on the evening of the 6th, when we searched the prisoner's lodging, and found in his box this bunch of keys, one of which corresponds with the piece broken into the office door—I found the broken pick-lock on the first floor; that is Mr. Kacine's office—the prisoner must have concealed himself on the premises—the door stands open all day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-113" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-113" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am staying at 4, Museum Street, Bloomsbury—the prisoner occupied the next room to mine, and I met him at meals—I went into the City with him twice—one evening, between 10 and 11 o'clock, I went with him and another young man, and when I came home in the evening the second time the landlord told me something—on Tuesday evening, 6th October, I believe it was, I went out with the prisoner—that was the day he received some money from the bank—we went towards Leicester Square, and he went into a pawnshop and took a small gold watch out of pawn, which he said he had bought of a waiter in the City—it was similar to this watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) but I did not have it in my hand—he took it out of his pocket and did something to it, and deranged it so much that he had to take it to a watchmaker in Princes Street to be repaired—on the Friday previous to that I saw him in the morning, about 10 o'clock, and his appearance was dirty and his dress quite deranged, he looked as if</p>
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<p>he had been out all night—he did not arrive at that time, he opened the door for me—I asked him what he had been doing—he said he had met with two friends in the City, and had been drinking more than usual.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you recollect that I was not at home for two nights before I was arrested?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe not, but I cannot swear it; the landlord's son, who sleeps with you, can give evidence of that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-114" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-114" type="surname" value="RUSTEIN"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-114" type="given" value="WILHELMINE"/>WILHELMINE RUSTEIN</persName> </hi>. My brother keeps a boarding-house, at 4, Museum Street, Bloomsbury—the prisoner came to lodge there five weeks before he was taken—I cannot say whether He was at home on the night of the 3rd October, but I let him in between 5 and 6 o'clock on Friday morning—he looked dirtier than when he went away, and he said "I look so coarse because I have been all night in the street; I have been drinking so"—he occupied the third floor back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you remember my not sleeping in the house two nights?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I only remember one night, because I go to bed early.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-115" type="surname" value="SAPTON"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-115" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER SAPTON</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of 12, Princes Street, Leicester Square—on Tuesday evening, 7th October, about 7 o'clock, the prisoner brought me this watch to be repaired.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-116" type="surname" value="MARLOW"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-116" type="given" value="GEORGE FRANCIS"/>GEORGE FRANCIS MARLOW</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Valentine & Co., bullion dealers, of Cornhill and Fenchurch Street—I produce three mortgage bonds of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway for 1,000 dollars—fifty
<lb/>eight coupons are attached, and two are gone—the prisoner brought it on 7th October, to 107, Fenchurch Street, either to sell it or get a loan upon it—it was brought to me by another clerk—I think we asked him where he got it, he said that he bought it at Hamburgh, and paid 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it, that he had been a waiter, and he lived at 4, Museum Street—I spoke in English, and he understood it—we telegraphed to our Cornhill office for the price and found it was 67
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., we offered him 65
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said that he would not take it as it was worth 67
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he then said "Very well, let me have 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and at the end of four weeks I will pay you 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I advanced it and drew up this receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you sure I said that I was the person who bought the bond 1
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I understood you so.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-117" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN PULLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Stahlschmidt & Co., of Lower Thames Street—I have seen the prisoner twice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Is your office in the house where the burglary was com
<lb/>mitted?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I cannot say more than I said at the Mansion House last week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement at the Mansion House was, that he met a German named Wagner, who asked him to sell the bond for him as he could not speak English, and promised him 51. for doing so, and that he also pawned a watch for him, that he took off the two coupons and put them in his pocket-book, because a money changer told him that their being on looked, suspicious, and that Wagner also gave him a parcel in which were many keys in a cigar-box.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-118" type="given" value="VICTOR"/>VICTOR JAEGGERS</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Museum Street—the prisoner lodged there—I know that he was not at home two nights in the week he was arrested, but I cannot say positively—I know that he was not at home one night, but whether it was Friday or Saturday, I don't know.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-119" type="given" value="HUGO"/>HUGO WOOLFSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I remember one week when the prisoner was out two nights running, and another week when there-was one night between.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Interpreter, by the desire of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">explained to the Prisoner that he was calling evidence against himself.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-120" type="given" value="GRACE"/>GRACE HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. The prisoner stopped with me on Friday night, 3rd October—he had also stopped with me on 28th September, but not for two nights.</p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-649a-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-649a-18731027 t18731027-649a-punishment-25"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-650-18731027 t18731027-650-punishment-26"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL SCHONBERGER</hi> (31)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted to the Prisoner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-126" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Murray, an engraver, of Leicester Street, Regent Street—the prisoner came there on the first Monday in September, between 4 and 6 o'clock in the evening—I heard what passed.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-127" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I am an engraver at 13, Leicester Street, Regent Street—I remember the prisoner calling on me—he was with me four times, and during those four times he brought me different portions of an Austrian bank-note—the first time he came he said "I want you to do some work for me"—he produced a half-sheet of foolscap paper, on which was fastened three pieces of paper separately, a square piece in the centre, and two small ovals on each side—he said it was for his brother in Hungaria, who had coal mines, and they were what his brother had sent over to him to be engraved—he wanted it done exactly as he had got them on the paper—I said "Then you want a
<hi rend="italic">fac simile</hi>"—he did not seem to understand the term, and I said "You want it engraved exactly as it is here"—he said "Yes"—he laid down before me this little piece with the figure ten on it, and this small piece with the letter X on it—I saw at once they were cut from a bank-note. (
<hi rend="italic">This witness was very deaf.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-128" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-128" type="given" value="CHARLES FREDERICK"/>CHARLES FREDERICK BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). I am not so deaf as my master—I heard what passed between him and the prisoner—when I went in I saw the prisoner there with Mr. Murray, and he was giving Mr. Murray an order to engrave these three portions of a note—they were to be engraved on one plate, and they were pasted in the way he told us we were to put them on the plate and do them exactly as they were there, not alter them in the least respect—Mr. Murray asked him who he was doing it for, and he said he was doing it for his brother in Hungaria, who had a great deal to do in that way, and if we did that nicely and gave him satisfaction he would bring us some more work to do—he left, promising to come next morning—he came again next day about 5 o'clock—I was there, and Mr. Murray also—the prisoner brought some more pieces of paper and said he wished to have them engraved—Mr. Murray said he would do it for him—the prisoner then asked him what would be the cost of it—Mr. Murray said he could not tell him exactly, he thought it would be about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner said he thought that was a great deal, but Mr. Murray told him he</p>
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<p>could not do it for less, and the prisoner agreed to give him that price for it—this is the plate he brought on that occasion, also this piece of paper with the number "10" and the Roman figure "X"—Mr. Murray asked him what they belonged to, and he said he would give further directions, he would let that be for the present—he stayed about two hours on that occasion—it was some time before we could understand him—Mr. Murray said he would go on with the first part and let the other bide for the present—he left, promising to call the next evening—he came again the next day and brought this steel-plate and this piece of paper with the Arms of Austria on it—he asked Mr. Murray whether he would be able to engrave that—Mr. Murray said he would, and the prisoner told him to do so—Mr. Murray asked him what it belonged to, whether it belonged to the first part—the prisoner said "No "at first, but Mr. Murray asked him again and he said "Yes "it did—Mr. Murray took up the pieces and put them together and asked whether they all belonged to one note, and the prisoner said it did—Mr. Murray said "Am I to engrave it altogether? and the prisoner said he was to do so—he took this plate out of his pocket in the course of the conversation—he said he had had it engraved, but it would not do; it was not like the pieces he gave us—he pointed out that the—scroll work was not carved in a proper manner quite as it was on the piece he gave us to copy from—and he asked us whether we could alter" the plate—Mr. Murray told him he could not do that, and then he asked Mr. Murray to engrave a new plate and he agreed to do so, and the prisoner pointed out very particularly that Mr. Murray was not to make the same blunders in the new plate as there were in that—he went away then—this is the plate that Mr. Murrav began upon—there is no engraving on it, but there is some drawing which was to be engraved—the prisoner asked Mr. Murray on the Wednesday after he had given the further instructions for the engraving of the plate, whether he could print ten or twenty thousand impressions from the plate—Mr. Murray remarked that that was a very large number, and what was he going to do with them—he said he should be able to make one or two thousand pounds by the transaction, and if we executed plates as he wished it to be done, we should have half of what he made.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not say that; on the contrary, on the Wednesday I told him to return my things because it was troubling my mind so much I would not have anything to do with it. He told me to come on Thursday because he had lost the paper, and the plate was in another shop, and he had not got it with him then.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He did not say anything about having his plate back, and we did not tell him it was somewhere else—he spoke in broken English, and it was some time before we could understand him—he had to say the words over two or three times—he spoke plain enough for us to understand after he said it over two or three times—he came about the same time the next day, but before that we went to the police
<lb/>station and gave information—the fourth and last time he came was the 4th September—he brought another piece of paper with four figures on it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he said he wished to have it engraved—Mr. Murray asked him whether it belonged to this part of the order—he said it did—Mr. Murray placed it like that, and asked him whether it was to come so—he said "Yes"—Mr. Murray took up the copper-plate and told him it would not be large enough to engrave the whole of it, and the prisoner said No, it would not"—Mr. Murray asked him whether he minded it being</p>
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<p>engraved on two plates—he said "No, not the least"—Mr. Murray put the papers together and said "Is this a note?"—the prisoner said "No, no, a kind of
<hi rend="italic">chequee</hi>"—Mr. Murray said "This is all of it together"—the prisoner said "Yes"—Mr. Murray said "This forms the whole note"—he said "Yes"—Mr. Murray then took it up and said "I can't engrave this, I shall not be able to, but I can give you the address of a party who might engrave it; it is very beautifully executed, and I can't undertake to do it"—the prisoner asked him the address of the party he thought could do it
<lb/>Mr. Murray looked for the address but could not find it then, and promised to give it to the prisoner if he called on Saturday—we had had this im
<lb/>pression taken off from the steel plate, and we showed it to the prisoner
<lb/>he said we were to put that aside altogether, and were to do the new copper plate—it was to be done in two plates, and he would have it transferred on to the lithographic press, so that both parts could be put together, and the whole thing printed off at once; and when it was printed it would form a copy of this one (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he did not say that, but that is my opinion
<lb/>he said he could have it all done at once from the stone—Mr. Murray said the steel plate was no use to him, he could take it away, and the prisoner put it in his pocket—I said to the prisoner "You know the risk we run in doing this for you?"—he said "Oh no, you run no risk, it is me that run the risk"—he said if we did not like to do it, he would take the order away and
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> it done elsewhere—I told him ho could not do that, as we had commenced the plate—he then left and took the steel plate with him, promising to call on Saturday—when I next heard of him, he was in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> We did not ask you for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the Thursday—we asked you to leave a deposit on the order, and you said you could not do so—you did not say you had no money, and we did not ask you to leave your sleeve links—we had lost one of these ovals, and you said it would cost you 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to get another—I said if we can't find it we shan't be able to do it, and you said "I will get another, which will cost me 1&. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUBY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the first plate engraved in England?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We asked the prisoner where it was engraved, and he said at Matthews' in Oxford Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OBAINGBR</persName> </hi>. I live at Peckham Grove—I am an engraver, employed at Mr. Matthews'in Oxford Street—the prisoner came to our establishment in July, and brought a small paper with a coat of arms on it—he said he wished to have it engraved—I asked him for what purpose, and he said for a card—I told him that I thought it was engraved on steel, and it was most unusual—he persisted in having it done on steel, and wanted to know the price—he said he wanted it for a visiting card—I showed him some in our specimen book—I said "If it is for a visiting card, you will want the name, I suppose"—he said "Yes," and he gave me the name of Baron Schonberg—he said he wished the card engraved on steel, but he did not want the name before we had done the arms, to see if the arms were done correctly—I said "Very well, we will do the arms first"—I asked him for his address—he gave me Tavistock Hotel, No. 8 room—I asked him for a deposit, and he gave me a 10 franc piece—he said he would call on the Friday, and I was to have it ready for him—he called on the Friday, but Mr. Matthews attended to him then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Everything is true, except about the name—I said Schonberg certainly, but not the word Baron.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-130" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. I am an engraver, in Oxford Street—I was out of town in July, and returned in August, and found this plate had been done for the prisoner—I saw him when he came on the second occasion—I told him he would have to pay 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. more—he said "Very well"—he seemed perfectly satisfied with it, and took it away—two or three days afterwards he came again and brought the same plate with a little strip about 2 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2 inches square—this is the plate we engraved, the coat of arms and a portion of the scroll that goes round—I don't know anything about the rest—he asked me what it would be to engrave that small piece, so as to form a top piece; and he said "Reverse that so as to make a sort of canopy, so as to make a show card or invitation card"—he asked me the price, and I told him it would be 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said "Very well":—I said it was usual to leave a deposit, and he left three or four gold coins, and said he would pay the difference when it was completed—we got the plate ready for him—he came a few days afterwards, seemed satisfied with it, and took it away again—he said he would pay the difference, but found he had not got enough change—I said he could not have it away without paying the remainder of the money—he went out, and in about half an hour he came and paid the difference—he asked for a bill—I gave him an invoice, which he took away with him—this is the bill—it is dated August 6th—I did not see him again after that till he was in custody—he said the plate was for his brother abroad.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am superintendent of the note printing of the Austrian National Bank in Vienna—this is a genuine note for ten guldens—this plate represents the upper part of a ten gulden bank note, not quite finished—these various pieces put together represent a complete bank note, and they are also pieces of a genuine ten gulden note—this represents the lower part of a genuine note—I don't know anything of the prisoner—I know of no authority that would be given to anyone to have that done—the genuine notes are ail engraved at the National Bank in Vienna.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer C</hi>). I apprehended the prisoner on the 4th October, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon—I saw him come out of Mr. Murray's shop—he had this envelope in his left hand—when he got to Tichborne Street I stopped him—I told him I was a detective officer, and asked him what he had got in that paper—I looked at it and found an impression taken from the steel plate of the top part of the note, and the bottom part of the Austrian note, these two pieces—I asked him what it was, and he said it was for cards—I told him he would have to go to the station—he said "Very well"—I took him to Vine Street station and searched him, and found this steel plate with the engraving of part of an Austrian note—I asked him what it was, and he said "For cards; I am going to have them made for America"—I found several memoranda on him, and 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver—he said he lived at 1, Ryder's Court, Leicester Square, in a restaurant—I went there and searched his room, and found the bill of Mr. Matthews, of Oxford Street, for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and also several photographs of Austrian notes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that the plates were meant for business cards, and that the words on the notes were not i</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">Uended to be there at all. The coal of arms was pasted on a bit of paper, and the words were to be</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">American English, and French tailor and cutter," and called the following witnesses</hi>:—
<hi rend="smallCaps">BONBT</hi>. I was waiting in the shop for some work, and the</p>
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<p>prisoner said could I recommend him to a good printer and engraver, and I mentioned the name of Mr. Roberts, in Chiswell Street—whether he went I don't know.</p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-133" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS WEYL</persName> </hi>. The prisoner asked me whether I knew an engraver, to have some cards printed—he told me they were to take to America.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-651-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-651-18731027 t18731027-651-punishment-27"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>652.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ELIZABETH HAVILAND</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18731027-652-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-135" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18731027-652-offence-1 t18731027-name-135"/>Elizabeth Sarah Haviland</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-136" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MOORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 531). I was called to 35, Upper Rosoman Street on the 28th September—I saw the prisoner lying at the foot of the bed, with a severe cut on the left arm, and her daughter was also near her, also bleeding from the left arm—about 2 feet from the daughter's head there was a knife—I waited till the doctor's arrival, and he ordered them to be taken to the hospital—after I had been in the room about two minutes the prisoner exclaimed "Why have not I killed them all? I have left two of them now for him to care for!"—the child was three years old.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RICKETT</persName> </hi>. I was one of the surgeons at the Royal Free Hospi
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<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on the ground of insanity.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18731027-652-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-652-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="insanity"/>
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<hi rend="italic">To be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>653.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES PELHAM TUCK</hi> (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18731027-653-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfullv obtaining, by means of false pretences, from
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-139" type="given" value="CHARLES FREDERICK"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18731027-653-offence-1 t18731027-name-139"/>Charles Frederick Adams</persName>, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>—For forgery and counterfeiting a certain document, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-140" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-140" type="given" value="CHARLES FREDERICK"/>CHARLES FREDERICK ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, at 32, Bartholomew Close—the prisoner was employed by me as a traveller, to collect advertise' meats—he was paid 20 percent commission for the advertisements he obtained—on the 26th July, I received this paper from the prisoner: "To the Proprietor of the 'Engineering and Building Times:' Please insert one advertisement twenty-six times, at a charge of
<hi rend="italic">is.</hi> each insertion. S. E. Norris & Co., 174, Shadwell."—I had that advertisement put in the paper that number of times—if that had been a true order the prisoner would have been entitled to his commission, and I paid him his commission, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., believing it to be a true order—on the 11th October, I received this order from the prisoner: "Please insert one advertisement twenty-six times. J & T. Hepburn & Son, Long Lane, Southwark"—if that had been a genuine order, the prisoner would have been entitled to commission upon that—I paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for commission on 11th October, believing it was a genuine order.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-141" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SAPWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Messrs. S. E. Norris & Co., 56 and 174, High Street, Shad well, leather band manufacturers—this order for advertisements was not issued by my firm, and the signature is not the signature of the firm—I am not aware that the prisoner called on us.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-142" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GALE</persName> </hi>. I am manager for Messrs. Hepburn & Son, leather machine band manufacturers, of Long Lane, Southwark—I sign all orders for advertisements—this signature is not that of any member of our firm, or of myself—the prisoner has not been given authority at any time, as far as I know, to insert those advertisements.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FARR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 254). I apprehended the prisoner on 15th October—he gave a correct address—I took him to the station—he said nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-653-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-653-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-653-18731027 t18731027-653-punishment-29"/>Two Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>654.
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<interp inst="t18731027-654-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN JONES</hi>. I am a surgeon, at 26, Drury Lane—on the morning of 2nd October, about 1 o'clock, I heard a noise from the next house, which is divided by a court, like a shutter coming down—a short time after that I heard the breaking of glass—I jumped up and went to my private door into the court which divides my house from No. 25—I saw two persons standing by the window of No. 25, in the alley, which is called Broker's Alley—one man ran away, and the prisoner had his arm in the window and he was stooping as if to get his arm through the broken window—I caught him, and he said "It is not me, let me go"—a square of glass was broken, and the shutter was down—the prisoner resisted, and kicked me several times—I pulled him into Drury Lane, and shouted for the police—a constable came up and took him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-147" type="surname" value="HOWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Drury Lane, and am manager to Mr. Edward Joseph Kendal, a bootmaker—I take care of the shop—I looked up the place safely on the night of 1st October, at 10 o'clock—about 1 o'clock I heard the breaking of the window—I jumped out of bed and opened the second floor window and saw the prisoner and another man—when I came down to the shop door I saw Mr. Jones and a constable, and the prisoner—these boots Were safe in the shop window when I shut up—they are the property of Mr. Kendal—I missed two odd boots and two pairs from the window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-148" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 321). On 2nd October, about 1 o'clock am., I was on duty in Drury Lane, and heard cries of "Police!"—I went to Broker's Alley, and saw the prisoner struggling with Mr. Jones—he told me that the prisoner had broken a window, with another man, and he thought they had been stealing some boots—I took him into oustody, and the prosecutor came down—I picked this boot up two or three yards from the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was going through Broker's Alley, and happened to go to the side of the shop, and Mr. Jones caught hold of me and said I had been robbing the place, but I never did it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-654-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted, in December</hi>, 1872.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-654-18731027 t18731027-654-punishment-30"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>655.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES TAYLOR</hi> (39)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="t18731027-655-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-655-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 1 cwt. 14 lbs. of bark from a vessel on the
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—de
<lb/>ceiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Foster.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-151" type="surname" value="STURQIS"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-151" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STURQIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Mercy Street, Shadwell, and am foreman</p>
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<p>to Messrs. Hunt, wharfingers and lightermen—on 3rd October I ordered a cargo of Peruvian bark to be shipped on board the barge "Mary Ann"—I saw a sample of that bark, and I have since been shown a sample which was the same quality—there were thirty-nine bales altogether.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Whether the sample I saw afterwards was part of that bulk I can't say.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-152" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HUNT</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with others, and carry on business as wharfingers and lightermen—on 3rd October, thirty-nine bales of Peru
<lb/>vian bark were loaded into my barge "Mary Ann"—its value is 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound—I could not say what the weight of each bale would be—a lighter
<lb/>man was in charge of the barge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-153" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-153" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist at Horselydown—eight or ten days before the 13th October, when I was at the Police Court, Foster came to my shop with a sample of Peruvian bark—he said he had brought that stuff, yellow Peruvian bark, and a friend of his had some to sell—he asked me if I could give him some idea of the value of it—I told him it was worth something like 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a pound, that would be a fair price to ask for it to sell at—he showed me a small quantity of it, and asked if I could tell him a likely place to dispose of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew him for several years as a very respectable man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-154" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am a bark sampler at Smith's warehouse—I have a delivery order here to deliver thirty-nine bales—I saw it loaded—I know that a bale has been lost—I did not count them—I should estimate the weight to be about 1 cwt 26 lbs., 12 lbs. tare, the serron—the weight of the bark would be from 1 cwt. 14 to 16 lbs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant M</hi> 21). On Saturday, 11th October, I went to Foster's place—I told him I was given to understand that he had a quantity of Peruvian bark for sale—he said "I will tell you the truth about it; at the commencement of the week two sacks were left in my back yard with my old woman, and a small sample bag also, the men stating they would stand a drop of beer for the old man, I was not at home at the time"—I said "Before you go any further I must tell you that I am a police officer; what have you done with the bark?"—he said "I took it to Dr. Smith to see what it was, I took it to be old chips"—I said "What have you done with it?"—he said "I have burnt the sample bag under the copper"—I said "What have you done with the rest?"—he said "It is outside here"—I went into the back yard with him, and saw two large sacks containing the bark, a sample of which I produce—I said "Why did not you burn this if you thought it was chips?"—he said "It would make too great a mess"—I weighed what I found, and there was 1 cwt. 14 lbs. alto
<lb/>gether.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said "Who left the sacks here?"—he said "They were left by a man named
<hi rend="italic">Jimmy</hi>"—I afterwards took Taylor to him, and he said "That was the man who took the stuff to his old woman."</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector Thames Police</hi>). On Saturday night, 11th October, I went to 8, Edward Street, Dockhead, where Foster lives—I saw Taylor there—I said to Mrs. Foster, "Is this the man they call
<hi rend="italic">Jimmy</hi>?"—she said "Yes"—I said to Taylor "You brought two sacks of bark to this house?"—he said "Yes"—I said "Where did you get it?"—he said "A man down at the water side gave it to me, it was loose in a barge, I was standing on the wharf and a man said' Here are some chip? here old fello. v</p>
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<p>if you like to have them, they will do for the copper, he lent me two sacks, and I took them and put them in Foster's yard'"—I said "Who is the man?"—he said "I don't know his name, but I think I should know him if I saw him again"—I said "Do you know where he lives?"—he said "No"—I said "Do you know the name of the barge?"—he said "No"—I said "When was it I"—he said "About three days ago"—I said "It is bark, and has been stolen from a barge on the river, and I shall charge you with stealing it"—he made no reply—he said he gave the lighterman a pot of beer for the loan of the sacks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-157" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GOWENS</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Brown Street, Wapping, and am a lighterman in the employment of Messrs. Hunt—on 3rd October, I was in charge of
<hi rend="italic">the Mary Ann</hi>, loaded with bark—I loaded it—I left the barge for about ten minutes during the night, and at 6 o'clock the next morning I missed one of the bales.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Taylor's Defence</hi> I am not guilty of it, I had it given to me by a lighterman.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in May</hi>, 1868.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOSTER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Archibald.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILDBY WRIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The details of this case were quite unfit for publication.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NORAH CORDY</hi>. I am married, and live at 19, John's Plaee, Commercial Road, Stepney—the prisoner and the deceased lived with me nine months, all but a few days, as man and wife—on the night of 23rd September they came home about 12. 10 or 12. 15—they had been to a raffle and had been drinking—as she came through the passage she was bleeding from the back of her head, and her hair was all loose about her; and as she went along the passage the blood went along—she said "He has hit me out of doors, and knocked me against the kerb, look at my head"—I said to him "Have you done that, Charley?"—he said "No, I only shoved her and she fell"—they went up stairs—I heard them quarrelling, and I heard some
<lb/>thing fall very heavily—I went up and saw them having hold of each other, quarrelling in the room; they had knocked a chair over—I got between them, and said "Don't I be quiet!"—I was shoved on one side, and with that the candlestick fell off the table, and it was dark, but he had her between him and the window, and I saw her hair go right through the sash of the window; it broke three panes of glass—she said "You have hit me again"—he said "Open the door for me, Norah, she has stabbed me"—the door</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The window was smashed by the back of her head—I did not hear him say he would hit her again and again—he was saying "Let go of me! let go of me!"—I did not see him strike her several times, only once, when her head went through the window—when she came in she said "You have hit me," and to the best of my belief she said "You have kicked me "as well—they were both rather affected by drink, and both quarrelsome—he was very hasty in knocking her about; he very often knocked her about while they were in my place—they both quarrelled very much.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">No.</hi> 19, he was bleeding from the neck—I walked with him
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> the top of the street; he got faint from loss of blood, and I put him into a barrow and took him to the hospital.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-165" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED KEBBEL</persName> </hi>. I was house-surgeon at the London Hospital on 24th September, when Hurley came there about 12.30—he was bleeding from a wound in the neck about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. inches below the angle of the left jaw, and about 3 inches deep it divided the internal jugular vein—that wound was the cause of his death—I attended him until he died at 8.30 on the Tuesday morning—acute inflammation of the lungs was set up by the injury—he was in a very dangerous condition on the 28th; it was reasonable for him then to believe that he should not live. '</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He began to get worse on the 27th—I sent to the station on the evening of the 28th, asking for a Magistrate, and the inspector came on the 28th.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). On the night of 28th September, I went and saw Hurley at the London Hospital—he was in a very weak state, and stated that he thought he was dying, and he wished to make a statement—I took it down in writing, this is it, he signed it—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "I believe I am in a dying state. On Tuesday night last, about 12 o'clock, I was at the Nelson Street end of Baker Street, in company with Mary Ann Oaks—some words arose between us and she tried to tear my clothes; I pushed her, and she fell and cut her head against a kerb-stone—I picked her up; some policeman came up and got her in doors with me; I got her up stairs—the landlady and her cousin came up, and I said "This is the old game again. She rushed at me 'and I pushed her against the window; she then turned round and caught up the table knife and stabbed me through the neck. I then ran out of the house up various places and jumped into the barrow, and asked some one to bring me here. This is the third time she has stabbed me, once in the eye, and once in the chest. "He pointed to the marks in the eye that were caused by the previous stabs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I communicated with the Magistrate, but it was not possible to get the prisoner there, as she Was in the House of Detention, on remand for a week, therefore the Magistrate did not attend, but he ordered me to attend and take down the statement—it was about 11 o'clock at night when I took it—I had received information between 8 and 9 o'clock.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw them go in doors, and a few yards up the stairs—I did not observe her head bleeding—I did not notice the condition of her face when I took her—she was very excited—she had a black eye.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>; "I was an unfortunate, and have had to go out to look for a living to keep him for nine months. One night he
<hi rend="italic">whacked</hi> me and left next morning. I packed up his clothes. I was laid up for a fortnight with his kicks. I went into a beer-house one night, he called me out and asked me to sleep with him; I did so. He asked to come back to me and I took him home, and we were right for a fortnight. He got drunk and kicked me, saying I had been with a fellow. He said he would kill me or I kill him, and he beat me till I could not stand; my eye was black, my nose broken, and my face bruised this was on the night. The last punch in the nose knocked me through the window. I took up a knife from the table, and said I would stick him if he
<hi rend="italic">whacked</hi> me again. He ran to the stairs. I said 'Come back. 'He said 'I am stabbed 1' and I saw no more of him."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1373.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Honyman.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-660-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-660-18731027 t18731027-660-punishment-35"/>Fifteen Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Edward Benjamin Marshall tried in the Third Court, Wed
<lb/>nesday, See Surrey Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th; and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATTHEWS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HENRY ARMSTRONG</hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Bircham, solicitors to the Metropolitan Railway Company—they acted for that company in an action brought against them by the defendant—I was present in the Court</p>
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<p>of Common Pleas on 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st June, during the trial—I saw the oaths administered to the defendant—I produce the
<hi rend="italic">postea</hi>—the writ was issued on 17th April, 1872—1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. damages was claimed in the first instance; it was subsequently amended to 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by an order of Master Gordon, dated 5th June, 1873—it was an action for alleged injuries sustained by the negligence of the Railway Company—I was present at the whole trial—the plaintiff's case was heard entirely through—about six witnesses were called for the Company—I am well acquainted with the various stations on the Metropolitan Railway—I know the Bishop's Road station—there has never been a refreshment room there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The doctors examined you on 5th June, 1872—I was not present—I believe they examined you thoroughly—on 12th June, I wrote on behalf of the Company to your lawyer, offering 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. compensation, without prejudice—the Company sometimes do that—they would do it even if you were not in the collision, because they had numer
<lb/>ous other claims at the same time, and they had not time to attend to it—your lawyer wrote and refused the offer—I cannot say you were not in the train at the time of the collision; it has never been alleged that you were not in the train—since you have been in prison I have not been to any of your relations to try and get them to induce you to confess yourself guilty—I did not ask them for all the papers that were required to go against Mr. Webb and Dr. Edgcumbe—I called on a Mr. Phillips, where your mother was living, in consequence of receiving two letters from you from the gaol, and Mr. Phillips handed some letters to me, which I handed back to him—he sent the letters—I don't know whether I requested him to send them—I did not ask him to get you to plead guilty to this charge.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-175" type="given" value="HENRY MORTON"/>HENRY MORTON WALSH</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer, of 3, Little George Street, Westminster—I was present in the Court of Common Pleas on 18th June last—I heard portions of the prisoner's examination, and took down in shorthand the evidence he gave—my brother took the first part.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-176" type="surname" value="WALSH"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-176" type="given" value="EDWARD MORTON"/>EDWARD MORTON WALSH</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer—I was present on 18th. June, in the Court of Common Pleas, and took down a portion of the prisoner's examination.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-177" type="given" value="THOMAS PRESTON"/>THOMAS PRESTON ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I was present in the Court of Common Pleas on 19th June, and took down the cross-examination of the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">The evidence given by the Prisoner was put in and read at length, the substance of which was, that on 22nd March he was in a third-class carriage in a train going from Gower Street to Clapham Junction, when a collision took place by which he was injured; the allegations of perjury were founded upon portions of his evidence, in which he stated that he was not in poor circumstances, that his wife had never gone out as a charwoman, that his health was good before the accident but that afterwards he was unable to walk, that he did not carry his child, and that at the time of the accident he was conveyed into the refresh
<lb/>ment room at the Bishop's Road Station and given some brandy.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-178" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-178" type="surname" value="HAYWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-178" type="given" value="HELEN MARIA"/>HELEN MARIA HAYWARD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Hay ward, a tailor, of 3, Lordship Terrace, Wandsworth Common—I know the defendant, he was living in Salcott Road—I have employed his wife as a charwoman—I first employed her in July, 1871, and last in the first week in March, 1872—her condition was most deplorable when she came to my house; she was nearly naked, so much so that I was obliged to lend her clothes—I paid her eighteen pence a day—I have many times given her things, clothes for herself and her child, and food—she said she had no food—I found her</p>
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<p>saving her dinner, and I have given her food to take home—on 25th January, 1872, I received a letter signed "M. Tuckfield; I sent an answer to it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not laid up ill in bed when prisoner's wife came to me—I was in 1872—she did not come to attend to me because nobody else would, she came as a charwoman—on one occasion I paid her a shilling for taking care of my children—I don't suppose she would come to work for me in her best things, but I think she might have come decent—she never gave me anything; she brought me an old auti-maccassar, not worth sixpence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-179" type="surname" value="HAYWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAYWARD</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—at the beginning of 1875 I called two or three times at the defendant's house in Salcott Road—it was a house not furnished—on one occasion I went into the room they lived in, it presented a very miserable, poor appearance; they had a mere nothing there—I saw the prisoner in the room—he had either a boil or an abscess on his neck, as large as a duck's egg—Mary Tuckfield came to our house on many occasions as a charwoman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-180" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-180" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY HEATHER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Heather, a greengrocer, Battersea Rise—I knew Mary Tuckfield in 1871 and 1872—I have recom
<lb/>mended her as a charwoman—she appeared very poor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-181" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-181" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and live at 3, Tritton Terrace, Batter
<lb/>sea—in March, 1872, I lived at 52, Bennerley Road—on 12th March, that year, William and Mary Tuckfield came to lodge with me, they occupied the front kitchen—they brought their own furniture—I did not see what they brought, but I saw the things afterwards; there was a bed on the floor, two Windsor chairs, a kitchen table, and a little dressing-table, and a clock without any works—they paid 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—on the night of 21st March, 1872, they came home between 8 and 9 o'clock—I believe the defendant was lame then—on the morning of the 22nd, the wife made a communication to me, in consequence of which, I went to the area—I saw a square of glass broken—I afterwards saw the prisoner, and he said he was sorry he had broken the glass, that the steps were very dangerous, and he asked me to put it in and he would pay for it; he also said that the hand-rail was very dangerous, and he said he would find me the materials if I would put up one—he often talked about the hand-rail, and said that the steps were very dangerous—I said they were all pretty well alike all through the street, and I did not see why these were more dangerous—he said the steps were slip
<lb/>pery, and he fell down and fell through the window—they were stone steps, eight in number, they are rather steep—I remember the night of 22nd March, 1872—about 1 o'clock in the morning of the 23rd I opened the door to the prisoner—he was standing on the landing, by the door—no one was assisting him—he walked into the house without assistance—I had no light with me—after I had shut the door, he said he had been in a railway collision—I asked him where—ho said "At Gower Street"—he was the worse •' for liquor—I did not see him for three or four days after, or it might be a week—I think he was then in bed in the back room up stairs—after that I saw him walking about the house—that might be a fortnight or three weeks after the accident—I saw him up and down in the house; it was so frequent that I could not say when that was—I saw him in the back garden fre
<lb/>quently in June or July.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have hot said that you came home in a cab; there was a cab standing at the door—I never saw you come home in a cab before—I did not hear the cabman say "The gentleman is three-parts killed"—I</p>
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<p>did not, with the cabman, assist you down stairs—you put your hand on my shoulder—you stopped at my place from the time of the accident till 30th March without paying anything—you never paid me a farthing rent—you kept saying every week that it was going to be settled—it was not because I thought you could not get out; I was disgusted with you all the time you were there—I had 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a day from the Railway Company on the former trial—I was there five days, I think—I had known you about two years before the accident, by seeing you about—one night you called us up, and I went and got 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of brandy for your wife, when she was
<hi rend="italic">tight</hi>—I don't remember my wife lighting the fire and getting her some tea—I don't know what you did it for, perhaps it was for a blind, you have done a good many artful things—I was not aware that my wife was nursing you all the time you were laid up—it was not by my request—she has answered the door and assisted your wife as an act of charity—she told me that you had asked her for a bill for nursing you—I was not aware of it till it was presented to me in Court—I stated at the Court of Common Pleas you were singing in my room—I was not at home on the night that you broke the window—you showed me a cut on your hand, a scratch on your face, and a bruise on your leg.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The singing in my room was about a month after the accident—he sang "The Shoreditch Tof" and "The Dandy Broadway Swell"—the bruises he showed me were after the accident, but he said he got them by falling down the steps.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-182" type="surname" value="SESSIONS"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-182" type="given" value="MARY FRANCES"/>MARY FRANCES SESSIONS</persName> </hi>. I live at Sutton Vallance—I am single, and am a charwoman—I formerly lived in Maddison Road as a charwoman—I afterwards went to Mr. Harris's, 52, Bennerley Road—I saw the prisoner there—I had known him about three years before that, about 1870 or 1871—he always had a deformity about his back, a sort of hump—I was in the habit of seeing him constantly in 1873—I lived in the neighbourhood—I remember seeing him while he was at Mr. Harris's—I can't say how soon after March, 1872—I saw him about a week after he had been ill; he was in the parlour, walking about and sitting down, swinging the baby in his lap—I saw him repeatedly a fortnight or three weeks after the 22nd, smoking and drinking, and I saw him singing in the front parlour—Mr. Harris, Mrs. Tuckfield, and the children were there—there were a great many songs sung, "The City Swell" and several others—he stood up while he was singing like the Music Hall singers—he said to me that he was sorry to see me so poor, and that if he got the money he expected from the railway company he would relieve me a little, and try to do something for my child—I was subpÅ“naed at the trial.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am no more a friend of Harris's than of yours—I was not continually drinking rum with Mrs. Harris, only that one afternoon with you and her—I saw you out of your bed-room, down in the passage, filling the kettle—I have spoken to you on more than two occasions—I have, like you, one illegitimate child—I work for my living—I never visited Mrs. Harris unknown to her husband—he did not dare me to come to the place because of my character.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-183" type="surname" value="GUY"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-183" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GUY</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of police for the Borough of Harwich—I saw the prisoner there in August and September, 1872—on one occasion, I saw him at Upper Dovercourt, just over two miles from Harwich—he had a stick in his band, he was walking along freely, about three miles an hour I should think—he did not always use his stick.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have sometimes seen you without a stick, but more frequently with—I had a threatening letter from your lawyer—I have no ill feeling against you—I never saw you out in a yacht—I have on one or two occasions stopped you and asked if you were getting better—I did not know that you had had a railway accident until I was informed by Mr. White—I never saw you bathe—I have seen you carry your child on your left shoulder across Church Street, and I have seen it running by your side—I have seen you walking scores of times.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-184" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-184" type="surname" value="GUY"/>
<interp inst="t18731027-name-184" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH GUY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—I saw the prisoner at Harwich in August and September, 1872, I saw him constantly almost every day, walking across the street, and up and down the street, and I have seen him carrying a child.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-185" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN SALMON</persName> </hi>. I am a Constable of the Essex Constabulary at Dover-court—I was there in August and September, 1872—I frequently saw the prisoner there, walking, I saw no impediment in his walking—I know a place called Ramsay Kay, it is about 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4 miles from Harwich by rail, and about 3 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by road—there is a way to it across the fields, about three miles—I saw the prisoner on 19th August at the scene of a railway accident there, on the Great Eastern Railway, he must have walked there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-186" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-186" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH DAWSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Dawson, and live at Harwich—I remember the prisoner coming there on 3rd August, 1872, he came to my house and I let him lodgings—he was drunk—he stopped at my house three weeks—during that time I saw him walking a great many times—he went up and down stairs better than I could, considerably, he came home at all times of the night, 9 or 10, and sometimes later—he has told me where he has been, to different places, once, to Ipswich—after he has come home I have heard his wife beg of him to go to bed, instead of that he has said "I have made an engagement with some gentlemen to play at bagatelle or billiards at the White Hart, or the Grapes"—he has repeatedly told me that he has been to Bomersal; that is about a mile and a quarter from Harwich—I have seen him carrying a child more than once, out of doors and in—I remember an accident occurring on the Great Eastern Railway—Mrs. Tuckfield brought home some pieces of glass and things scattered with blood, and said they had been at the accident, not that they went purposely but they were there—he used repeatedly to carry his wife a cnp of tea up of a morning—I changed the sheets of his bed, there was nothing the matter with them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You paid me 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in advance—you told me you had bad a railway accident—you were repeatedly drunk of a night—you were pretty well always drunk—I gave you warning because you insulted a lady in my house who had only been married three months—I could not bear your disgraceful conduct—you did not say you could not stop because the drainage was bad—you wanted to part a married woman and her husband—you told me that your wife went to see the accident at Ramsay Ray—you said you saw it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18731027-name-187" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-187" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE HALES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Mr. Hales, and live at 28, West Street, Harwich—in 1872, I lived with Mrs. Dawson, the prisoner came to lodge there on a Saturday, he was intoxicated—I saw him next morning, he could walk, I saw nothing the matter with him—he slept on the second floor—he came to me in the kitchen and asked me to go out for a walk with him—I told him I was married—he went out that day, and went up and down stairs—he went up as well as I could—he came into the kitchen on the Monday, while I was washing, and asked me if he should help me to wash—I told</p>
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<p>him if I wanted any assistance, I had got a husband of my own—after that he asked if I would go out for a walk with him; he asked me to go to Ipswich, he said he had been to a railway accident, I did not understand where, I think it was at Ramsay Ray—I repeatedly saw him drunk—he used to go out every day and would remain out for some hours—on the night of the acci
<lb/>dent he and his wife got home between 8 and 9—he said he had been holding the people's arms and limbs while the doctors took the pieces of glass out—I have on several occasions seen him taking up breakfast to his wife—he had a child, I have seen him carrying it more than once, both indoors and out—he left the lodgings on my account—during the time he was there I did not notice anything at all the matter with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not recollect your wife having diarrhoea and your going and getting brandy—I don't know whether that was the occasion when you took up a cup of tea—I did not tell you and your wife that my husband had been ill-treating me, and that he was jealous of a man belong
<lb/>ing to the
<hi rend="italic">Penelope</hi>—you did not say "Wait till you get three or four young ones round you and he won't be jealous of you"—you did not say to me in a joke "You and me had better elope in one of them big ships"—I told my husband what you had said to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18731027-name-188" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-188" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY ALDERTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Samuel Alderton—in August, Sep
<lb/>tember, and October, 1872, he kept the William the Fourth in West Street, Harwich—the prisoner, his wife, and child came to live at our house in August and remained till 11th October—we then removed to Ipswich and they came and lived with us there till the end of November; when he left he owed us 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said he would pay us when he got his money from the Company—at Harwich he was to pay us 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for a room, and board himself; only after the first week, I had to lend him the money to board himself; at Ipswich he was to pay me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week for board and lodging because his wife used to help in the house, as they had not a farthing—that was the 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he owed me—during the time he was at Harwich, I very frequently saw him the worse for liquor—we had a bagatelle board in one of the public rooms, I have very often seen him playing at bagatelle with the customers—he pretty well always walked with a stick—I said to him one day "Do you mean to say you want that stick?"—he said "Well I could do without it, but it won't do until the Company have settled with me"—he paid me 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the first week—I said to him "Why don't you write to your lawyer and ask him to let you have some money till your case is settled?"—he said "If I get the job settled and get the money he will get his money, but if so be I don't get it, of course he won't get any money, and therefore he won't let me have any"—he would very often go out for the day, when he was at Harwich; sometimes for an hour or two, and sometimes for half a day; if I had not much company in the house he would take his stick out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not at the trial at Westminster, I refused coming, I wanted to see if you got your money; I believe if you had got your money you would have paid me—I have no ill-feeling against you—I trusted you to the amount of 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. because I could not get the money, and you said you had written to your special lawyer, and you were "sure to
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> the money—you said you would not have the Company know that you had no money for anything—very likely I should not have come against you if you had paid me; I am like all the rest of the world, I wanted my money, and I thought if you lost your case, I should not get my money, as big a rogue as you are; and to tell you the truth you got a little way in and I let you</p>
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<p>get in further—you were very often drunk, out of doors and in doors—I never saw you carry your child out of doors; I can't say but what I have seen you carry it up stairs and down, and carry up your wife's break
<lb/>fast.</p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-189" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PLUMMER</persName> </hi>. I am a widow and live at the Royal Naval barracks—in August and September I occupied a room at the William the Fourth, at Harwich, when the prisoner, his wife, and child were there—I saw him every day, I have seen him rinsing the yard down of a morning—I have seen him at ail times of night; I have seen him making merry, singing in the next room to me, and playing bagatelle; and often seen him drunk—I have seen him carrying the child, out of doors and indoors too, and driving the perambulator with the child in it—I have seen him carrying pails of water from the pump and rinsing the yard down.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I lived in the room above the last witness—I saw you playing bagatelle in the tap-room; I had to pass it every minute of the day—I saw you drunk every day, and every day carrying the child.</p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-190" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PENNOOK</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, and live in Bridewell Yard, Harwich, adjoining the William the Fourth—I saw the defendant there in August, September, and October, every day—I have played bagatelle with him, and have seen him playing on several occasions—I saw him nearly every night in front of the bar there—one night he was fighting, or commencing to fight, and I and my wife stopped him—he was drunk—he tore about like a madman—I have seen him drunk several times—I met him one night com
<lb/>ing from Dovercourt, walking about four miles an hour, he had a stick in his hand, and a handkerchief with periwinkles in it, he had been on the beach after them—I never saw him carry the child; I have seen him put it on his shoulder, and I have seen him wheeling the perambulator with one hand—he used his stick now and then; he was generally swaggering it about.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You know me well; you saw me every night for three months—Mr. Armstrong introduced me to this case—somebody told him of me, I don't know who—he has promised to pay me—I earn 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week at Harwich, one week with another, as a porter, or anything—you played one game at bagatelle with me in the great old back room—I don't know how much I am to have for coming here—I have seen you more than once put the child on your shoulder and walk through the passage with it
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM GOODING</hi>. In August, 1872, I was landlord of the Royal Oak public-house at Dovercourt—I saw the prisoner there in that month—he used to come there sometimes three, four, or five times a week—he said he had happened with an accident, and said "I think I shall be lucky if I get 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the Company, what say you?"—I said "I think you will"—I had seen him once before, about four or five years ago, when he came to my inn late one night for a bed, as he could not get in at his lodging—Harwich is about a mile and a quarter from my house—I have several times walked that distance with him—I have a ten-pin ground adjoining my house—I have played there with the prisoner, not at ten pins, but at three corners, that is much the same game; it is played with balls weighing 3 lbs. or 4 lbs.—I might have played three or four times with him in August and September—when he knocked the pegs down I set them up for him, and he did the same for me—I remember the railway accident at Ramsay Ray—I think it was in August, 1872—the prisoner and his wife came to my house after the accident—he said he had been to the accident</p>
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<p>and assisted the people out of the carriages—he said he had left his peram
<lb/>bulator against the Bird-in-Hand, on the main road, and went across the fields—the distance from Harwich across the fields, I should think, would be four miles—he went from my house on foot that night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You walked as fast as I did when we walked from Dovercourt to Harwich; you kept up with me—I kept your pace—you walked with a stick—I did not tell the Magistrate that you walked lame—you could not have kept up with me if I had walked as fast as I generally do—you walked with your stick sometimes, sometimes you went swinging it—you did not lean on it—we walked about three miles an hour—you came to my place to get out of the way, as you said you expected some people from London were watching you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-191" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA GOODING</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—in August and September, 1872, the prisoner came to our house at Dovercourt on several occasions—I used to serve refreshments in the ten-pin ground—I have seen the prisoner playing there on more than one occasion, and have taken re
<lb/>freshments to him—I have seen him walking, he could walk very well—I have seen him drunk more than once.</p>
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<interp inst="t18731027-name-192" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, at 2, Rose Villas, Falcon Road, Battersea—in October, 1870, the defendant came to me and wished to engage me to attend his wife in her confinement; he said he was not prepared to pay me at the time, but he would pay me in a very short time—I said I did not wish to attend under those circumstances, but he pressed me and I agreed to do so—his wife was subsequently confined; my fee for attending her was a guinea—I have never been paid—I have frequently asked for it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think you told me that you had made a great many bad debts, and could not get your money in—I told you I should have to put the matter in the hands of my collector—I think the child was born on 3rd October; it was a fine healthy child, as far as I remember—it did not look like the child of weakly or sickly parents.</p>
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