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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>LUSK, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SIXTH SESSION, HELD APRIL 7TH, 1874.</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 Tuesday, April 7th, 1874, and following days,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-1" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName>, M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BALIOL BRETT</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-4" type="given" value="SYDNEY HEDLEY"/>SYDNEY HEDLEY WATERLOW</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman of the, said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-5" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERB</hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LUSK, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously, in custody—two stars.</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-239-offence-1 t18740407-name-24"/>George Chilvers</persName>, and stealing therein one watch chain, two coats, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the. Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-25" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ALDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a joiner, of Warwick Place, Pimlico—on the night of 2nd October I went to bed between 10.30 and 11 o'clock—I got up next morning, and missed my watch and chain from the dressing table in my bedroom, also three coats, two pairs of trowsers, two vests, and in the pocket of the clothes was a purse containing 155., a knife, a pipe, some gloves, a handkerchief, and other things—about a month afterwards I was called to Arbour Square station, and saw my pocket-book and some of the other things there, which I identified.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-26" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer K</hi>). On 15th October the prisoner was brought to Arbour Square station—I searched him, and among a great number of articles, found these things (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which the prosecutor identified.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant B</hi>). On 28th January I met the prisoner coming from Clerkenwell Prison—I took him in custody, and told him it was for committing several larcenies in the B division—he said nothing—he was taken to the Cottage Road station, where some of the property was identified—after he had been before the Magistrate, he called me to the cell, and wished me to see a young woman named Maria, and ask her to come and see him—he then told me that I should find Mr. Aldridge's watch pledged either in a pawnbroker's opposite Victoria Railway Station, or in Buckingham Palace Road—he also told me where I should find other property, but said that he was so bothered then, that he would write to me—I afterwards received this letter by post. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated "Newgate, February 5th," from the Prisoner to Sergeant White, giving the names and addresses of the pawnbrokers where the different articles were pawned.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-28" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-28" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHILVERS</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at Victoria Station, and live at 5, Warwick Place, Pimlico—I closed the house on this night, and next morning found the closet window open on the staircase, which had been closed the night before, but not fastened—I found a few marks—there was plenty of room for a person to get in, but they would have to get on top of a washhouse first; there was no other way of getting in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-29" type="surname" value="LAURENCE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-29" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER LAURENCE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Walters, a pawnbroker, of 51, City Road—I produce a vest, pledged on 11th October in the name of John Pearson, 253, Euston Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-30" type="surname" value="ALDRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-30" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ALDRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is my vest.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I bought the property for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of one of my shipmates, Thomas Foster, who told me that he had come over from the West Indies in the
<hi rend="italic">Omer Pacha</hi>, and had not been paid off. Some of the articles were pawn-tickets. The knife, cigar case, and pipe, were found in the pocket of the wearing apparel. My vessel, the
<hi rend="italic">Adelaide</hi>, has not returned from sea, or I could prove that I was not on shore at the time the robbery was committed. The
<hi rend="italic">Omer Pacha</hi> has sailed for Australia.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18740407-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-31" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-31" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-31" type="given" value="SQUIRE"/>SQUIRE WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). He was at the station on another charge, for which he had three months—he was wearing the coat—this clock had been pledged, and here is an eye-glass.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I knew by the tickets where the articles were pledged, when they were described. I arrived in England at 4.30 a.m. on 4th September. I went from Dock Head to the Downs in the
<hi rend="italic">Adelaide</hi>, and did not return till the flood tide. I was ordered by Captain Denton to meet his wife at Victoria Station, and while waiting there I met Foster with the goods.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>,—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-33" type="given" value="DE"/>MR. DE MICHELE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-34" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE COTTLE</persName> </hi>. On 2nd February, at 6.30, the prisoner came into my shop for a quarter of a pound of cheese which was 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered a shilling, which I tried and found to be bad—I told him so, and I broke it in his presence—I gave my husband one of the pieces which ho afterwards returned to me—the prisoner put the cheese into his pocket and ran out of the shop—my husband ran after him and brought him back—a constable was fetched and he was given into custody—I gave the broken pieces to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were remanded, and we did not appear after the week's remand—we thought perhaps a week would do you good and we did not want to do any more.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-35" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COTTLE</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—I have heard my wife's evidence and that is substantially what occurred.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COMPTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 92) I produce some pieces of a coun
<lb/>terfeit shilling which I received from Mrs. Cottle—I took the prisoner—he said a mate he used to work with gave it to him to get something to eat—he was remanded and discharged on 9th February.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-37" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-37" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-37" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Bush, of 33, Great St Andrew's Street—on Saturday night, 28th February, about 9 o'clock p.m., in the prisoner came and asked for a pennyworth of candy—he tendered a bad shilling which I tried and bent—I took it into the parlour and gave it to Mr. Bush—he spoke to the prisoner—a constable was sent for and the prisoner was given into custody with the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not tell you the shilling was bad because I had had a great many shillings passed that week and Mr. Bush told me the next shilling that was given to me I was to take into the parlour—I never saw you in the shop before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-38" type="surname" value="BUSH"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-38" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BUSH</persName> </hi>. The last witness brought me a bad shilling and I saw the prisoner—I sent for a constable and gave him the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-39" type="surname" value="ELLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ELLIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 151.) I took the prisoner into custody and received this shilling from Mr. Bush—I found a good shilling on the prisoner—he said he took the bad one from his employer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-40" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these shillings are both bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was paid 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I changed the half-crown somewhere—I was drunk when this occurred.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740407-240-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-42" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-42" type="given" value="DE"/>MR. DE MICHELE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-43" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-43" type="given" value="ROBINA"/>ROBINA FAIRE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Green Dragon, Maddox Street—on 3rd March, about 3 o'clock, the prisoner came in and called for a glass of beer—he tendered a bad sovereign in payment—I spoke to the landlord and gave him the coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen the prisoner before—I asked him if he knew it was bad, and he made no answer—he did nut ask me for the change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-44" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MUFFETT</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Green Dragon—last witness gave me a sovereign and pointed out the prisoner—I went round to him and asked him where he got it from—he said from the Canteen at Woolwich—I sent my potman for a constable but he could not find one—the potman took hold of him and he said "Don't collar me, I will go quietly"—directly he got to the Union Bank he tried to make his escape down King Street—the potman ran after him and stopped him, and I gave him to Constable C 141 and charged him with uttering counterfeit coin—I gave the sovereign to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think he said he got the sovereign in change for some silver at the Canteen—my potman did not lay hold of him roughly—there was a struggle when he attempted to run away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-45" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-45" type="given" value="LEO"/>LEO HUNTER</persName> </hi> I am potman to Mr. Muffett—he sent me for a constable—I could not find one and returned, and Mr. Muffett told me to take hold of the prisoner—he said going across the road "Don't take hold of me; I don't wish people to see a soldier dragged through the street"—as we were crossing over Regent Street into Marlboro' Street, he said something, and off he bolted across the road, just as we got to King Street—I followed and caught him, he stooped his head down and struggled to get away—I felt his coat was slipping, so I caught hold of him by the body.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-46" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HOOKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 141). The prisoner was given into my custody—the prosecutor charged him and he said nothing—I found an old purse and 2 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When he was at the Police Court, he said if he did not take it at the Canteen, he must have taken it from some girls he was lodging with at Smith's Court—he had been lodging there a night or two—I made inquiries about him and found he was in the Royal Artillery at Woolwich—he is a deserter at the present time—there is no one here to speak to his character—his character was pretty good while in the Army, but he was not there more than three months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-47" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad sovereign.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740407-241-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES EXALL</hi> (28)</persName>, was indicted
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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="t18740407-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-49" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-49" type="surname" value="TELLFER"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-49" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA TELLFER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Criterion Restaurant, Piccadilly—on 24th February, the prisoner and another man came in, and the prisoner asked for two glasses of bitter ale—I served him and he paid with a florin—I tried it in a tester and found it was bad—I called in Mr. Tipper, and gave it to him and pointed out the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-50" type="surname" value="TIPPER"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-50" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY TIPPER</persName> </hi>. I am manager of Buffet Department of the Criterion, under Messrs. Spiers and Pond—I was called into the bar by the last witness, and received from her a counterfeit florin—the prisoner was present and she charged him with passing it—I asked him where he got it from—he said 45, Haymarket, and then he said 45, Strand—I called our constable and gave him the florin and told him to go and see if that was correct—he went out with the prisoner and another man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-51" type="surname" value="BENTLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-51" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BENTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a private constable attached to the Criterion—on 24th February, Mr. Tipper called me to the Buffet bar, and gave me a florin in the prisoner's presence—he was with another man—I took the prisoner from place to place in the Strand—I took him to No. 45, and when we got to the door he refused to go in, saving "That is not the house.</p>
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<p>I shan't go in"—he said it must be 49—we went there and the shop was shut up—he then said it was somewhere in the Strand, but he could not tell what house—I gave him into the custody of 284
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>, and gave him the florin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-52" type="surname" value="PORTERFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-52" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PORTERFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 284
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). I took the prisoner and received a florin from Bentley—he was taken before the magistrate in the morning and discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-53" type="surname" value="BLACKHALL"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-53" type="given" value="MARION"/>MARION BLACKHALL</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at Mr. Champness's Restaurant, 10, Bridge Street, Westminster—on 4th March, the prisoner came in with another man about 8 o'clock—the other man asked for two glasses of
<hi rend="italic">bitter</hi> and paid with a bad florin—I gave him the change—the prisoner took the change up, and the other man ran away—a constable was sent for and the prisoner was given into custody—he wanted to pay with good money and said the other man was a friend of his—I have not seen the other man since—I gave the bad florin to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-54" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-54" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 476)
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The prisoner was given into my custody by the barmaid—she gave me a bad florin which I produce—at King Street Station I searched him and found 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper; all good—the prisoner said the man he took it of was a friend of his, and he was not aware that the florin was bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-55" type="surname" value="BUTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-55" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BUTTON</persName> </hi>. I was called to detain the prisoner, and did so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You had an opportunity of escaping when I went for a constable—you said the other man asked you the way, and treated you to a glass of ale.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-56" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that the man who escaped asked him where he could get a tramway, and treated him to a glass of ale.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-242-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in January</hi>, 1866.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>243.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD PENDRILL</hi> (36)</persName>, was indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>244.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE THOMPSON</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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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="t18740407-name-59" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-59" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA HOLDER</persName> </hi> I am barmaid to Mr. Creech, 1a, Oxford Street—on Thursday, 12th March, the prisoner came in for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of shrub, and tendered a sovereign—I put it on the shelf where the gold is always kept—there was no other gold there—the master afterwards found it was bad—I. gave the prisoner 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, in silver and copper—I saw him again about 11.30; he had 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth or 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of shrub, I am not sure which—he gave me a bad sovereign, which I gave to Mr. Creech.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not suspect the first sovereign, the second one I did—I have no doubt at all about your being the person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-60" type="surname" value="CREECH"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-60" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CREECH</persName> </hi>. On 12th March I found a bad sovereign on the shelf where gold was put—I marked it, and gave it to the constable—about a couple of hours after the prisoner came in, and the barmaid showed me another bad sovereign—I stepped between the prisoner and the door, and told my man to call a policeman—I asked the prisoner if he tendered the sovereign to my barmaid—he said "Yes"—I said "How many more have you got about you?"—he said he had no more; he only had some silver in his pocket—I also gave the second sovereign to the constable.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> There was one other young man in the bar—I was not there when you gave the first sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-61" type="surname" value="PEPWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-61" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS PEPWORTH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 13). The prisoner was given into my custody by the last witness, who gave me two bad sovereigns (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I found on the prisoner 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—he said he passed one sovereign, but he did not know anything about the first one—he said he knew where he got it, but he should not tell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-62" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These sovereigns are both bad—they are made of white metal, and gilt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he only passed one sovereign, and was not aware that it was bad, and that as to the other, the barmaid must have mistaken him for someone else.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-244-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>245.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH BEAUMONT</hi> (33)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18740407-245-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-64" type="surname" value="HORTON"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-64" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HORTON</persName> </hi>. I am an oilman, at 52, Leverton-Street, Kentish Town—on 21st March, at 5.30 p.m., the prisoner came in for a 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. cake of fancy soap—she placed a sovereign in front of the counter in payment—my brother asked me for the change for the sovereign; I gave him a half-sovereign, 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—my brother counted the change over to her—he turned round, and was going on with his work, and the prisoner suddenly said "Did I give you a sovereign? I intended to give you a shilling; if you will take it out of the shilling, and give me the sovereign back; I did not want to change that sovereign," and she placed the shilling by the side of the change—my brother took the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of the shilling, and I gave him the sovereign out of the cash-box to give to her, and he placed the change on the desk by my side—the prisoner asked the price of the Swiss milk a tin, and I said "Eightpence"—she said she would have a tin, and she paid for it out of the 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change from the shilling—she then went out—I counted and 'examined the change, and found a bad half-sovereign—I can swear that was not the Same half-sovereign that I had handed to my brother—I showed it to my brother, and he bent it between his finger and thumb—we both ran after the prisoner, and he said "This is not the half-sovereign I gave you; this is a bad one," and he returned it to her—she drew her hand from her muff, and threw another one down on the pavement from the same hand, and put it back in her muff, and said "What do you mean?"—I picked that half-sovereign up; it was a good one—I gave it to my brother, and said "That is not the half-sovereign you gave her"—he said "No, that is not the one; that is a good one"—we followed her about 300 yards till we got a constable, and gave her into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was attending to the books—the shop is rather dark—I took the sovereign from my brother—I counted the change out of the cash box myself and gave it to my brother, and he counted it over on the counter and left it there—I did not see the prisoner touch the change at all, and when she said she would pay with a shilling my brother took the change off the counter where it had been placed, and she remained some few minutes being served with the Swiss milk—she walked down the street at the ordinary pace—she was not running at all—she had both her hands in her muff—she withdrew one hand, and the very instant my brother passed the coin to her the other, fell on the ground.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The change from the sovereign was put quite close to her—the half sovereign was twisted, and I am quite sure it was not the same that I picked up afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-65" type="surname" value="HORTON"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-65" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HORTON</persName> </hi>". I am the brother of the last witness—on 21st March, the prisoner came into the shop and asked for a piece of fancy soap, which was 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a sovereign in payment—I put down in front of the counter close to her half-a-sovereign, 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she looked into her purse and said "Did I give you a sovereign? I meant to have given you a shilling"—she asked me to take it out of the shilling, and I gave her the sovereign back—I picked the change up again—she afterwards asked for a tin of milk, which was 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I took that out of the shilling, so that she had 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of the shilling altogether—I put the change down by the side of my brother—my brother counted it after she had left the shop and found the half sovereign was bad—I twisted it—I am certain it was not the same one I had put down in front of her before—we followed the prisoner—I handed the bad half sovereign to her and said, "This is not the half sove
<lb/>reign I gave you? it is a bad one"—she took her hand out of her muff and took it in her finger and threw the other one down—it fell on the pavement my brother picked it up—it was not the one I had twisted—she went down the street and we followed her for about 400 or 500 yards, and then gave her into custody—I did not hear her say anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We followed some yards behind her—I did not see her speak to anyone—I did not see her pick the change up when I put it on the counter before her—I did not notice her touch the change—I did not hear the rattle of any coins at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-66" type="surname" value="HAMPDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-66" type="given" value="JOSHUA"/>JOSHUA HAMPDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y R</hi> 45). I took the prisoner into custody in the Kentish Town Road—I told her she was accused of ringing the changes, but I knew no particulars—she said, "Not me, sir; you have made a mistake"—the prosecutor came up—I asked him if that was the woman, he said "Yes"—she said "I have not been to your shop"—I took her to the station and she refused her name and address—I found in her bag the tablet of soap and the Swiss milk, also the sovereign and 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN PITNEY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi> 44,). I was at the station when the prisoner was brought in—she gave the name of Sarah Beaumont, but would give no address—she said "The gentlemen must have made a mistake. I never was in the shop."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I asked her repeatedly for her address—she said she came from Birmingham, and her husband was travelling with cheap jewellery—I asked her if he had a license from the Commissioner of Police, and then she said he was not travelling with cheap jewellery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-245-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>246.
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<interp inst="def1-246-18740407" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE KING</hi> (23)</persName>, was indicted
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<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="t18740407-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-68" type="surname" value="MCKENZIE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-68" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET McKENZIE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at the Post Office, 30, Fleet Street—on 2nd February, the prisoner came in and asked for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of postage stamps, and
<hi rend="italic">I.</hi> worth of receipt stamps—he gave a bad half sovereign and a good shilling—I took the coins up and detected the half sovereign was bad—I told him it was bad—he turned round and said we were mad—I sent for a constable, and he was given into custody—I gave the constable the half sovereign and the good shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 440). The prisoner was given into my</p>
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<p>custody with a bad half sovereign and a good shilling—the shilling was afterwards returned to the prisoner—he was taken before the Magistrate, remanded, and discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I made inquiries about you at 8, Newgate Street, and also at St. Mary Axe—they said there that you had been dis
<lb/>charged on account of the slackness of the trade—I also went to your father-in-law, at 3, Dean Street, Holborn, and he said he had employed you occasionally.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-70" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-70" type="surname" value="FORD"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-70" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE FORD</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Wheat sheaf, Red Lion Street, Holborn—on Saturday night, 14th March, about 10.40, I was serving in the bar, and saw the prisoner there—my master served him with some whisky for which he paid—he broke a glass, and I asked him to pay for it—he asked me not to charge him as he was a poor working man—he gave me a half sovereign which I gave to Augusta Miller, another barmaid—I saw her try it and bend it—the prisoner walked out of the place—he did not ask for any change, he walked straight out—he was brought back shortly after
<lb/>wards and given into custody—the coin was given to Policeman E 175.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The bar was rather full when you came in—I did not give you change for the half sovereign—you put the coin down to pay for the glass which was fourpence—I could not have mistaken it for sixpence because it was gilt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-71" type="surname" value="HALLESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-71" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALLESTER</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Wheatsheaf—I saw the prisoner put down the half sovereign for the broken glass, and I saw that they detected that it was bad—the prisoner went out of the shop and I followed him and said "You have broken a glass, you had better come back and pay for it"—he said "If I have broken a glass I will come back"—when I got him inside, I said "You have passed a bad half sovereign, young fellow"—he said "I have not passed anything"—a policeman was fetched, and he was given into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-72" type="surname" value="CORNISH"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-72" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN CORNISH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 175). I was called, and took the prisoner into custody—I received from Augusta Miller, in the presence of Annie Ford, this bad half sovereign (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the prisoner said it was a good one, it was his earnings—on the way to the station ho struck me on the nose, and kicked another constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-73" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 193). I assisted to take the prisoner to the station—he was very violent—at the station he said his father had given him the half sovereign to get change.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-74" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half sovereign—it is made of white metal—the other coin is a sixpence gilt over to represent a half sovereign—there is a half sovereign of that year 1824, of that particular type.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that the first half sovereign was given to him by a man who wanted to send some stamps to his wife, and that he (the prisoner) went to fetch the stamps for him from the post office; that the second coin was a sixpence of George the Fourth, which he had had gilted as a birthday present for his brother, and that he had put it down in mistake in payment for the broken glass.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-246-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-246-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18740407-246-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-246-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-246-18740407 t18740407-246-punishment-13"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>247.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS POOLE</hi> (48)</persName>, was indicted
<rs id="t18740407-247-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18740407-247-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-247-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">
<rs id="t18740407-247-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18740407-247-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-247-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 8, 1874.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Brett.</hi> </p>
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<p>248.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY GARNHAM</hi> (24)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-248-offence-1 t18740407-name-77"/>James Freeman. He</persName> was
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> charged on the Coroner's Inquisi
<lb/>tion with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</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="t18740407-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-78" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM MILES"/>WILLIAM MILES TURNER</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Beale Road, Old Ford Road, and am a cabman. About 12.20 on a Tuesday morning, I don't remember the day of the month, I was on my cab stand at Cambridge Heath, while stand
<lb/>ing there I saw two young men and a female going along the road on the right hand side of Hackney Road coming from Shoreditch church. I also saw three men following them on the same side of the road, I should say from 4 to 6 yards behind—I heard some loud talking, I looked towards them—the three men parted from the others and walked across to the top of the cab rank—the prisoner who was one of them turned round and used some vulgar expression towards the female—he was then in the middle of the road, at the top of the cab rank—he held up a knife and said, "You b----if you come and fight with me, you b----
<hi rend="italic">sod</hi>, I will rip this up your b----guts"—I had not heard either of the other men say anything to him before that—the two young men who were with the female then walked across towards these three and left the female at the other corner, and all of them walked right to the other side of the road and then we heard a scuffle—I could not say who began the scuffle—I went up to them, I got close to them—I was not more than 4 yards away from the prisoner and Freeman—the prisoner stepped back a few steps, unbuttoned his coat and pulled out something, and made a stab at Freeman—he made a plunge at his left hand side—he bent a little and stabbed up, like that—Freeman called out "I am stabbed, you have stabbed me"—the prisoner was then walking quietly over the way and buttoning up his coat—Free-man put his hand like that and kept on reeling about—he did not fall down—I followed the prisoner who walked towards his two companions who were on the other side of the road, and made some sign or signal to the companions who were following, and they all three turned and walked towards Cambridge Heath Bridge—I followed them, and saw a constable and spoke to him, and we went up to the prisoner and the other men, and I picked the prisoner out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was very dark—there were from a dozen to sixteen persons round altogether, not more—I did not see the beginning of the scuffle—I stated before the Magistrate that the prisoner used the expres
<lb/>sion "If you come and fight me I will rip this up your b----guts," I am sure of that—I told the Magistrate as nearly as possible the same I have told to-day—I believe I said that before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The fourteen or sixteen persons were round at the com
<lb/>mencement of the scuffle, but at the time the prisoner made the stab at Freeman there was nobody near Freeman and the prisoner but themselves—I don't know which commenced the scuffle—when I went across the road Freeman and the prisoner were by themselves, separated from the others; they were standing up to one another, they were not close—there is a stone with three lamps on an obelisk, I should not think there was another lamp near the spot—I did nut lose sight of the man at all till I told the police
<lb/>man,</p>
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<p>I followed him close up behind—I was not more than 3 or 4 yards behind him at the very extreme, and he turned round and said something to me going along which I could not hear—I wish to say something which I think is of very great importance; when the constable brought the prisoner back to the corner of the Hackney Road, Freeman was gone and there was no one there who saw the affair, only me—the constable took the prisoner's name and address and let him go, and he said I should be more careful in what I: said in giving a man in charge for stabbing, and the prisoner said, "I shall know you, you b----
<hi rend="italic">sod</hi>, if for three months to come, I will do for you, I will know you by your talk," and that he would sling a half crown in my eye.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I stated that before the Magistrate—my evidence was read over, but I can't recollect whether that was put down or not—I told just the same at the coroner's inquest—I did not say every word, but I said that he said ho would do for me, and that he would know me again for three months to come—I can't recollect whether that was read over—Nowlan is the constable who said I had better be careful.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a brush maker, and live at 41, Canrobert Street—I was with Freeman and Lamb that night, in the Hackney Road—I and Freeman were singing as we went along—we went into an eel-pie shop—we came out, and walked along—I saw the prisoner and two other men before we went into the eel-pie shop, and we saw them when we came out—before we went into the eel-pie shop we were singing "Do come in on Sunday,
<hi rend="italic">Bob</hi>," and the prisoner with the other men turned round and said, "We can come in any b----Sunday you like"—there was no quarrel before I went into the shop—when we came out Lamb said something to Freeman—we walked on up the road without saying anything to the men—they went in front of us, and they crossed by the cab-rank—they then turned round, and I believe the prisoner said "I have
<hi rend="italic">up'd</hi> your old woman many a time, and I will up her again"—Freeman and I crossed the road to ask for an explanation—I did not know any of those three men—when wo crossed the road he wont in front of them, and
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall (which is a nickname for Hall) said to Freeman "Why don't you turn it up,
<hi rend="italic">Sal</hi>?"—that is a nickname of Freeman's—Freeman did not say anything in reply—the prisoner struck him in the chest—the prisoner and Freeman then backed out into the road by themselves, and
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall and Brown came on to me, and said "Boot the b----
<hi rend="italic">sod</hi>" and they began to kick me—I did not see what the prisoner and Freeman did—I afterwards took him to the doctor's, and afterwards to the London Hospital—I heard Freeman halloo out "I am stabbed!"—I did not see the prisoner stab him; that was whilst tho other men were kicking me—I had just jumped up, when ho hallooed out "I am stabbed!"—the other men were at me then—I then went and looked, and found Freeman—I think there were more than a dozen people on the spot while this was going on—none of them interfered—I am quite certain that none of those strangers administered the stab—I knew Freeman well; I was his companion—I have seen him since he died; I was there every day—his name was James Richard Freeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not at any time hear the deceased say it was
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall who had stabbed him—the prisoner and Freeman were out in the road alone together when Freeman was stabbed—I did not see anyone else near them—I was on the pavement and they were out in the road—I could not tell whether there was anyone else standing anywhere near them;</p>
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<p>I was on the pavement, being kicked—I did not see anything when I heard the cry "I am stabbed!"—there was a general struggle between the lot of us at first; there was only them three and two of us—there were about a dozen altogether round us when I was being kicked; on the other side of the road as well—I did not see Turner there; I saw him on the rank as we crossed the road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> At the time I heard Freeman say "I am stabbed 1" there was no one near enough to stab him but the prisoner—I jumped up when he halloaed out "I am stabbed!" and there was no one near him, only the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-80" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-80" type="surname" value="LAMB"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-80" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE LAMB</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, New Street—early on this Tuesday morning I was with Freeman and Harris, passing the eel shop—the prisoner, Brown, and
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall were there—some expressions were used—after leaving the eel shop, I and Freeman and Harris walked on up the road—the other three men walked on first, and at the cab-rank they crossed over the road—they used bad language; one of them did, I could not say which one it was—when they got to the other side they stood there and used bad language—one of them said "Come over here, you b----s----, and wo will do for you"—Freeman and Harris then went over to know what they meant—directly they got into the middle of the road I went across, and saw the prisoner hit Freeman in the chest—a scuffle then took place, first on the pavement, and then the prisoner and Freeman were fighting in the road together by their two selves—I went up, and tried to pull Freeman away; that was before this, before they wore fighting by themselves; when they were all scuffling together—I heard Freeman say that he was stabbed—tho prisoner was the nearest to him when ho said that; no one else was near enough to have stabbed him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not fall—he put his hand to his side and said "I am bleeding, you have bled me," and he cried, and then the three of them ran away together—I stayed with him—he walked away—I went to tell his parents, and when I came back ho was taken in to Dr. Layton's—the other two men were on the pavement, on the other side of the road fighting with Harris, when Freeman said ho was stabbed—the other two came from Harris, and all three went up the road—I did not sec the prisoner stab Freeman—I was standing on the pavement when they were fighting in the road—on the same side as Harris was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-81" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-81" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a riveter—I was with the prisoner and
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall, on this occasion—I saw Freeman, Harris, and Lamb—they were going along singing—after some altercation, wo were going up the road on the same side, I heard Lamb call out, but I did not hear what she said—the prisoner said "If you come over here to touch mo, I will put this knife into you"—I told him to put it away as ho was drunk, and he did so—he had a knife in his hand, open—we walked across the road and the other two came after him—I told Freeman not to have any row, and I told the young woman that he did not mean to insult her, that ho was drunk—Freeman rushed between her and me, and struck the prisoner in the chest—there was then a scuffle between the prisoner and Freeman—I tried to part them, and while I was parting thorn I heard Hall halloo out "This man is a kick
<lb/>ing me," and I ran to him, and while I was on the kerb I heard one of the two in the road halloo out "I am bleeding"—I ran back to see, and saw Freeman walking away holding his side—and the prisoner and Hall and I walked away—the cabman followed us and gave the prisoner in charge—</p>
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<p>when I heard Freeman call out "I am bleeding"—I turned round and saw a lot of people—I could not say who was the next to him, because it was in the dark—Hall was on the pavement with me and Harris—I was trying to part them—when I told the prisoner to put the knife away—he shut it and put it in his side-pocket—I did not see anything in his hand when Freeman called out "I am bleeding," it was too dark to see anything—I did not see any of the people round interfere.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. When</hi> I heard the cry "I am bleeding," I turned round immediately and saw a good many people standing round in the footway—they were not near Freeman—he and the prisoner were sparring up to one another, and there was just like a ring round—there was a scuffle, not then, but before—there might have been a dozen people round, or there might have been more.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-82" type="surname" value="REBERTS"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN REBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am a gas stoker—I was coming home from Hackney, on this occasion—I did not see the scuffle down the road—I saw the prisoner stab Freeman, and after he stabbed him I saw him throw the knife away, and the prisoner went up towards the bridge—the cabman followed him and I heard the prisoner say, if he got half a chance he would chuck the cabman in the cut, or the canal—they turned down by the side of the canal, and the cabman told a policeman to stop the three men, which he did and brought the prisoner back, and the other two went towards Hackney—when the prisoner was brought back Freeman was gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am quite sure I was there—I was at the inquest—four of the witnesses for the prosecution said I was not there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They said they did not see me there—I was there—there were between eight or twelve other persons there looking on, all scattered, some on the pavement and some a little way about—I can't remember all that were there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far were you from the cabman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About four yards, I can't tell how far the cabman was from the prisoner—there were four lamps at the top of the road, but we were not near them—I saw the knife and saw the man stabbed and the knife thrown away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-83" type="surname" value="NOWLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-83" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD NOWLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 73). I took the prisoner into custody on the information of the cabman at the time—when I brought him back the deceased had gone—I took the prisoner's name and address, he gave a correct one and I let him go—he said "I did not do it, I don't like the use of the knife," and I heard him say he would scale half-a-crown in the cab-man's eye—the cabman never stated to me that he had stabbed a man—he said he had stabbed at a man—on the Tuesday, I was told the man was stabbed and I apprehended the prisoner in Dean Street, Islington—he said he was innocent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found him coming from the house—the deceased was not then dead—he died on the 27th—I did not find fault with the cabman for giving the prisoner into custody—I told him to be more careful in making such a serious charge—I did not hear the prisoner say anything else than that he would scale half-a-crown in his eye—that was before I told him to be careful about making such a charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the cabman point out to you the place where the scuffle took place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—not direct—he said "over there"—I did not examine the place—there were about fifty people there—I asked if they had seen anyone stabbed, and they said they had not—there is an obelisk at the head of the cab stand—the prisoner did not appear to me to be under the in
<lb/>fluence</p>
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<p>of drink—he seemed excited as though he had been in a scuffle, but he did not appear drunk to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-84" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES RAMSAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Inspector N</hi>). I was present when the deceased was examined on oath by Mr. Bushby, the Magistrate—the prisoner was present and had an opportunity of cross-examining him—I don't think he asked any questions—whatever took place was taken down in writing by the Magistrate's Clerk, and I saw the deceased sign it. (
<hi rend="italic">The depositions of the deceased, James Freeman, was read as follows: "I</hi> live at 11, Hill Street, Hackney Road, and am a rough stuff cutter—last Monday night week, just by the eel shop in Cambridge Heath, some men insulted my young woman—one of them was like the prisoner—I think he is one of them—he told bar to go and—herself—I told him he was no man—he sparred up to me and I to him—he bit me and I hit him, and he hit me in the groin with a knife—I said "you have stabbed me"—I was frightened, for a minute—the prisoner is, like the man who did it—I can't swear to him, as it was rather dark—I was taken first to the doctors and then to the hospital—I am called by a nick name
<hi rend="italic">Sal</hi>, and
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall who was there, said "'why don't you turn it up Sal, I have two of them on to me and I cannot get away from them"—
<hi rend="italic">Punch.</hi> Hall never hit me at all—I never said he stabbed; me—he was one of the three—I think it was the prisoner who did it—it was dark—I said
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall knew something about it—there was
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall, the prisoner, and another one, whose name I don't know—I am certain I did not tell the inspector that
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall did it.";</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said to the deceased "Have, you been stabbed?" and he answered "Yes, by Jack Hall; he is called
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall; and I saw the knife in his hand."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He said that on the 25th, two days before he died—he was examined before the, Magistrate on the, 26th—I told the Magistrate what he bad said to me, and that was why he was examined on that point—he appeared sensible at the time-the doctor was present—he appeared to understand the drift of what I was saying—I did not take down what he said; he was not then considered in a dangerous state—he was in bed—I heard him tell the Magistrate he had not said it—I can't account for that; I know he did say it—I put it down in my pocket-book—this is it; "Jack Hall, called
<hi rend="italic">Punch Hall</hi>, 25/2"—that was the note I made at the time—I am sure he said that he was stabbed, by
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall, and that he saw the knife in his hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Hall years ago—I was with the prisoner and Brown on this night when the scuffling was going on—I saw the two men and the young woman—we had just come out of the eel shop, having some eels—they were singing a song, "Won't you come on Sunday,
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<hi rend="italic">Sal</hi>?" because he wanted to fight with the prisoner—I had known him these twelve years, and we were always friends—by turning it up I meant to leave off—he
<hi rend="italic">shoved</hi> me on one side, and made a dash at the prisoner; the prisoner backed out into the middle of the road,
<hi rend="italic">Sal</hi> Freeman followed him—I kept Harris back; I fought with him, because he wanted to quarrel with the prisoner as well; he wanted to take his friend's part—I and Harris were on the pavement outside the beer-shop—Brown wanted to separate the prisoner and Freeman—Freeman was a much bigger man, and heavier—Harris knocked me down and kicked me; I called out to Brown to come and help me; he ran to me directly, and picked me up—I was on the ground—I heard Freeman shout out "Oh, he has bled me!" "Oh, he has bled me I" and he ran away towards the Hackney Road—the prisoner came on to the pavement, and I said "
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>, have you stabbed him?"—he said "No, I have not"—we went up towards Cambridge Heath Bridge—the cabman followed us—he would not lose sight of the prisoner till we got right over the bridge, and then he went and fetched the policeman—the policeman came up, and the cabman picked the prisoner from us three, and me and Brown went away and left the prisoner in company with the policeman—I did not stab Freeman; I was 14 feet away from him, and I was friendly to him up to the same day—Brown could not have done it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was very drunk—I swear that I was kicked by Harris—it is not true that I kicked him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know the witness Roberts?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I have known him these six years—I did not see him there; when I saw him it was over the bridge—he was standing there—I have seen the prisoner three or four times in the last two or three months before this happened—he was in my company this night; he came down with Brown; he used to work with Brown—I never saw the knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his previous character and his youth—
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury desired to express their approbation of the conduct of the witness Turner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in the capacity of an accoucheur, attended the deceased in her confinement when she was delivered of twins, and the death was alleged to have taken place in consequence of his neglect. The details of the case are not of a nature for publication.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-254-offence-1 t18740407-name-101"/>Christopher Simpson</persName> and stealing therein two time pieces and other articles his property, Pope having been before convicted in 1865. </rs> </p>
<p>The Prosecutor, who was Simpson's father, recommended him to mercy, and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-254-18740407 t18740407-254-punishment-21"/>entered into, recognizances to bring him up for judgment</rs> if called upon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">POPE</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-254-18740407 t18740407-254-punishment-22"/>Seven Years Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18740407-254-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>255.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WIL
<lb/>LIAM FLETCHER</hi> (15)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18740407-255-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-255-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to three indictments for stealing three post letters, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-255-offence-1 t18740407-name-103"/>Daniel Arthur Snow</persName> and others—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18740407-255-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-255-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-255-18740407 t18740407-255-punishment-23"/>Judgment Respited [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18740407-256" type="date" value="18740407"/>
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<p>256.
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<interp inst="def1-256-18740407" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN HUTLEY</hi> (25)</persName>
<rs id="t18740407-256-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18740407-256-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-256-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>, to unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18740407-256-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18740407-256-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-256-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18740407-256-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-256-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-256-18740407 t18740407-256-punishment-24"/>Judgment Respited [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>.</hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>257.
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<interp inst="def1-257-18740407" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK CHARLES SMITH</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18740407-257-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-257-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to unlawfully obtaining two bags and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money by false pretence—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18740407-257-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-257-18740407 t18740407-257-punishment-25"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18740407-257-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-257-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>258.
<persName id="def1-258-18740407" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-258-18740407" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-258-18740407" type="age" value="30"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID GEORGE ROYAL</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18740407-258-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-258-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pervertingJustice"/>, Feloniously cutting and wounding
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-258-offence-1 t18740407-name-107"/>Edwin Edgar Cattell</persName> with intent to resist his lawful apprehension.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-108" type="surname" value="CATTELL"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-108" type="given" value="EDWIN EDGAR"/>EDWIN EDGAR CATTELL</persName> </hi>: I live at 109, Church Road, Islington—on 20th February, about 11.50 at night, I was going home to my father's house, and saw the prisoner inside the front garden standing at the foot of the house steps. I asked him if that was No. 109, he said that it was No. 1ll, and I turned to go out again—lie followed me—I found that he was wrong, laid hold of him, and asked him what right he had there, he gave me a furious blow in the face with his fist, causing blood to flow from my nose in great quantities. I was staggered but went up to him again about 5 yards from the house, caught hold of him and made two or three attempts to strike him—I succeeded in knocking off his hat, which is now in the hands of the police—the prisoner then drew a heavy instrument from the side pocket of his over coat and gave me a tremendous blow across my forehead, and I was partially stunned: I still kept hold of him and we struggled 10 or 12 yards further—he continued to beat me about my head, and feeling sick and faint from loss of blood, I called to him for mercy, but he still con
<lb/>tinued</p>
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<p>thrashing me—when under a lamp about 30 yards from the house, he took me by my coat and flung me with great violence against the rail
<lb/>ings, and then struck me another blow on the head, saying that now he thought he had done for me—I was too faint to make any noise, the blood was flowing fast from my wounds—staggered to the road, picked up his hat and took it home with me—I opened the door with a key, went up stairs and awoke my father and mother—we then went clown and found that the house had been broken into from the breakfast parlour window—I was taken to a surgeon and have been away from business three weeks—I was very much hurt and had slight concussion of the brain—my father's umbrella was missed from the house—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it had a silver ring on it which has been taken off—my father's coat and mine were both stolen—I afterwards went to the station and picked out the prisoner imme
<lb/>diately from twelve or twenty other men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never saw you as I have stated from the first—I have wit
<lb/>nesses to prove where I was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-109" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-109" type="surname" value="MUNN"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-109" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT MUNN</persName> </hi>. I live at 103, Church Road, Islington, that is four doors from No. 109—on the night of 20th February I was in my bed-room and heard some heavy blows outside, and a man said "Now I think I have done for you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-110" type="surname" value="HUGGINS"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-110" type="given" value="SAMUEL TILLSCOTT"/>SAMUEL TILLSCOTT HUGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Church Road, Islington—Cattell was brought to me on 21st February, about 1 a.m., covered with blood and suffering from a blow on his forehead, and another on the left side of his head—his nose was much bruised and he was suffering from loss of blood and shock—the wounds had been done by some blunt instrument—that on the nose might have been done by a fist, but not the others—I examined him next morning and found a bruise on his left arm—there were afterwards symptoms of concussion of the brain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-111" type="surname" value="CATTELL"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-111" type="given" value="JAMES WALLACE"/>JAMES WALLACE CATTELL</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutors' father—on 20th February, he came into my room in a dreadful state, and I
<hi rend="italic">went</hi> down and found the parlour window open and two portions of the shutter lying in the room—I afterwards missed this umbrella and a great coat of mine, and another of my sons'—there was a pocket handkerchief in my greatcoat pocket—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi>. I have had that handkerchief in my possession six months
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It has on it the name of a deceased friend of mine, William Black-stone—I have had it seventeen years—it is peculiar on account of its large size—the mark is nearly obliterated by washing—it is peculiar and I knew it the moment it came out of his pocket before I saw the mark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-112" type="surname" value="HOYES"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-112" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HOYES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer N</hi>). From information I received I took the prisoner in Hackney Road, on 26th February—it was pouring with rain, and he was holding this umbrella over his head—I told him I should take him for committing a burglary at Islington, and nearly murdering a gentleman—he said "Some one has
<hi rend="italic">rounded</hi> on me"—I took him to Islington Station, placed among twenty other men, and the prosecutor identified him directly—I found this handkerchief in his pocket—the prosecutor said "If you look in the corner of it you will see a name, that is my handkerchief."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where is the hat you brought up at the station-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This is the young gentleman's hat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—and this other hat with blood on it I got from Inspector Taylor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-113" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector N</hi>). On 21st February, I examined 109, Church Road, Islington, and found that the catch had been forced back,</p>
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<p>the window lifted up, and the shutters smashed as if by a person's foot—I was at the station and saw Hayes take this handkerchief from the prisoner's pocket—the prisoner's said I believe that is my handkerchief, if it is, the name of Blackstone is on it—this indented hat was brought to the station by a constable, who is not present—there is blood on the crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> That is not the hat and you know it—you are taking a false oath—it was forced on to my head.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> All I know is that this is the hat that was brought in on the 21st—I was present when it was put on your head, and it fitted you.</p>
<p>E. E.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CATTELL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I can swear to this being the hat I. picked up—I took it in to the house under my arm and gave it to my father—this other is my hat—there is blood on them both.</p>
<p>J. W.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CATTELL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is the hat I received from my son—I gave it to a constable the same night—I afterwards saw it tried on the prisoner, and it fitted him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-114" type="surname" value="FLETCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-114" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FLETCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N R</hi> 34). I was with Hoyes when he took the prisoner—he said "All right, I expected this, someone has
<hi rend="italic">rounded</hi> on me"—I after went to the prisoner's house and found
<hi rend="italic">this jemmy in</hi> the prisoner's bed-room—I saw his wife there—she said it was her room—the prisoner had given' me the address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of the charge, and have witnesses to prove was at home on the night this robbery was done; my wife has been watched wherever she went and pinched, and she came home with her arm all bruises.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-115" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-115" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet maker of 9, Duncan Square—I have known the prisoner four or five months—I remember his being taken into custody about 20th February—he was my lodger—on Friday, the 20th, he came home at 9.30 as near as possible, my boy opened the door—I asked who it was, and the prisoner said "All right Governor," and went to bed, and asked my boy to call him in the morning—my boy is not here—I did not see the prisoner when he went out as I was in bed—I did not see him again till I saw him in the court—I had been laid up some time and was sitting by the fire when I asked who it was—he used to go to work at 5 o'clock in the morning—I heard him the next morning but never after—I am certain it was 20th February—I don't know what makes me certain—I had seen him two or three nights before—I am not sure I saw him on the 19th—I had seen him once or twice that week—a policeman came on the 21st, and it was the day before that I heard the prisoner come home at night, but did not see him—I am sure of that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Mr. Knight has been very ill, and when I came home he has been in bed—he is flurried and has made a mistake.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was sitting over the fire when the prisoner came home, or I went to bed a little before 12 o'clock—when I had fastened the door I did not get up next morning till dinner time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-116" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-116" type="surname" value="HALE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-116" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HALE</persName> </hi>. I occupy the back room on the same floor as the prisoner—he came home on Friday night at 9.30, or 10 o'clock the worse for liquor, and went to bed—he did not go out till morning at 5.30, and returned at 7 or 8 o'clock—my landlady's boy called him—he said he had been out to market and had not enough money and come back to his wife to get more—that was on Saturday morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My name is Hale; my maiden name was Joyce—was</p>
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<p>not married in 1870—I have lived in the house two years and a half—the prisoner has only been there a few weeks, but his wife has lived there two years and a half—her first husband died in the same room—I work with her; she makes one part of the work and I the other—I went to-bed at 12 o'clock, and got up at 7 or 8—I am no scholar, but I know the day well, because my brother-in-law had been out of work, and he had a bit of a benefit—I remember the policeman coming to the room on the Thursday; it was a week after all but a day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you married now to Hale?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I don't know when I married him—I am not married to him—I swore that I was because I have been for fourteen or fifteen years called nothing but Mrs. Hale—I have not gone by the name of Joyce, except once, when a constable asked my name—that is three or four years ago—I have been with Hale since 1861, and have always gone by his name, except once, when I got into trouble I was not sent to prison—I was only in trouble an hour or so—I was asked my name, and I spoke the truth—I was first asked about, the Friday up at the Court, but before that the policeman said "You know what time he came home yesterday?" and I said "Yes"—he said "Yesterday morning;" that was on the same morning he was charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> They came to ask you if you knew where he was the day before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, on Wednesday night.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But you said "Yesterday?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not; they said "You can tell us the time it was when he came home on Saturday morning?" and I told them, and they told me I was telling lies—I have never seen this umbrella before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> to
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. E. CATTELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before you went to identify the prisoner, did you receive any instructions as to how he was dressed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, nor any
<lb/>thing about his dress or appearance—the policeman said "We have a man who runs counter with your description; I want you to come and identify him"—I was ill, and had to be taken there in a cab—I knew his voice, and he has peculiar eyes—I was under the gaslight—I was not faint at first; I was faint under the last gas lamp; but I saw him on the step before that, and spoke to him, and he answered me—he was not dressed the same when I identified him; he had a brown overcoat on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I have got no other clothes but those I had on when I was taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18740407-258-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18740407-258-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-258-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Clerkenwell in May</hi>, 1864,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of George Lovin, to which he</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> **—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-258-18740407 t18740407-258-punishment-26"/>Twenty Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The were two other indictments for burglary against the Prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUTTWICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 108). On March 6th, I went to 7, Maze Square, Whitecross Street, and saw the prisoner and Catherine Murray, on second floor—told him I should take him for feloniously marrying, his first wife being alive—he said I had made a mistake—he was not the man—I said I had seen his first wife who he was married to sixteen years ago—he said I should have to prove that—I went on 4th March, to St. Philip's Church, Bethnal Green, and received this certificate from the minister—I compared it with the registrar from which he copied it—on the same day I went to St. James', Shoreditch, and received this other certificate from the sexton there—I compared it with the registrar.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What did you say when you came?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Your second wife came to the door—I said is Alonzo in—she said "Yes"—you were lying on the bed—your first wife is living with a man as his wife—I can't say whether she has any children by him, or whether she has lived with him seven years—she said she saw you four years ago, and that you pulled her bonnet off and slapped her face—she said you went for a soldier some years ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Yes, and I was away ten years—I could not find her when I came home, and was told she was dead.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I was engaged by your second wife to make this inquiry.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-120" type="surname" value="HEARN"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-120" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HEARN</persName> </hi>. I am a brass finisher, of 5, Broad Arrow Court—the prisoner is my next brother—I was present at his wedding to Emma Stent, in October, 1856, at Bethnal Green Church—they lived together four or five years and had two children—he then went into the 9th Lancers, and while he was away his wife went away with another man—when the regiment came home I went to Hounslow, and found he had got drunk and had been tried by Court Martial, that was in 1869—when he came out he asked where his wife was, and some of his neighbours said that she had gone away from the neighbourhood, because she had got a child—I saw her last at Guildhall—I had not seen her then, 1869, and a long time before that—she left the neighbourhood—the neighbours told him that she had left a long time before with one of her old companions—I did not know where her old companions lived—I do not know they lived at Bethnal Green—it is over six years since I saw Emma Stent—she was then receiving parish relief for her daughter, and I found out that she had had a bastard child and went to the parish and stopped the payment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no conversation with my brother about that—I have often seen his daughter, and a very nice girl she is; she is fifteen years old—I never troubled myself to ask her whether she lives with her mother—she came and said how are you uncle, and that is all I know.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I not go into the army the week after my mother died in 1861?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Either a week or a fortnight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-121" type="surname" value="MURRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-121" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, May Street, Whitecross Street—I have known the prisoner four years—I was married to him on 31st January, 1871, at St. James's, Curtain Road—before we were married I asked him if his wife was living, as I had heard he was a married man; he said she was dead, but he would go with me to look for her to satisfy me—we went down Whitechapel way to ask after her—we could not find out where she was—we only went once—I often spoke to him about it, and seven months ago a friend told me she was living, and living with another man, and would never trouble the prisoner or me, and she begged me not to tell my husband of it—I was very unhappy about it, and said I would really see whether she was the right woman or not.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Lockhart.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 999). On 6th March I saw the prisoners together in Bishopsgate Avenue with a truck with a puncheon on it, and I saw Bacon roll another puncheon from Mr. Rose's premises and put it on the truck-they took it up Camomile Street and turned down St. Mary</p>
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<p>Axe—I knew them before-on 11th March, in the morning, I went to Half Moon Street and found Lockhart in bed—I told him I should take him for stealing the puncheons from Rose & Co.—he laughed at me and said "Nonsense, I don't know anything about it," afterwards turning to his father, he said, "You remember, they were those two Australian tallow tubs."—I took him to the station, and he said, "Mr. Davis, will you do me a kindness? if you will go and tell my girl I am in trouble I will
<hi rend="italic">round</hi>; you know Jack Bacon?"—I said "Yes"—he said "I took them away and he helped me, and we sold them to Putley's for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I took Bacon and told him it was for being concerned with Lockhart in stealing the puncheons on 6th March—he said "You are wrong, Mr. Davis"—I took him to the station, and next morning while taking him to the police court I told him I saw him with Lockhart taking them away—I said "It is nothing but fair to tell you that Lockhart has made a statement; he says you were with him and helped him to take them away, and that you had a share of the money"—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. I</hi> positively swear that he said "If I went to his girl he would
<hi rend="italic">round.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-126" type="surname" value="PUTLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-126" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PUTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a cooper of St. Mary-at-Hill—On 6th March Lockhart brought 2 puncheons to my premises, and then two more on the same day—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the four—I have produced one of them to
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROSS</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-127" type="surname" value="ROSS"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-127" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL ROSS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Locklan Rose, of Bishopsgate Avenue—I missed four puncheons on 6th March.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here stated hat he could not defend Lockhart further.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Lockhart's defence.</hi> The policeman says that he saw me with four puncheons on a barrow, and it is impossible to get more than two on a barrow. I bought the two casks off a man for six shillings each, and he said if you come again in two or three hours I may have two more. I went again in two hours and bought two more, and took them to Mr. Putley. If he saw me steal them why did he not take me at the time instead of waiting five days?</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-128" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I knew his father was a cooper, and thinking he was taking them to the docks I did not apprehend him—I afterwards heard that the casks were missed, and sent Mr. Ross to his father to pretend to buy a puncheon, and see whether the casks were there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Bacon's defence.</hi> A young
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> came and told me that Lockhart was ap
<lb/>prehended for stealing four casks and had sent a detective after me, saying that I had something to db with it. I said I would wait till he came, and waited two hours and then went to the detective, in Bishopsgate Street, who asked me where I was last Friday, when it happened, I said, "Up our yard all day long, helping Mr. Williams." He said "James Lockhart has made a statement that you were with him." I said, "I have never spoken to the man more than twice for two years."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOCKHART</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous convic
<lb/>tion in this Court, in April</hi> 1872,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-260-18740407 t18740407-260-punishment-27"/>Two years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BACON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-260-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-260-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-133" type="surname" value="ROCKETT"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-133" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM ROCKETT</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Baggs, an accountant, of 28, King Street—on 27th February, about 7.30 p.m., I was coming down the stairs and saw a man run out at the front door—I did not see his face—I went down to the basement and saw two piles of books ready for removal; most of them large ledgers belonging to Mr. Baggs, which he kept in the basement of the office—I went up and told Mr. Baggs, who told me to go down and lock up the place—when I got down the two piles of books were gone—I went into King Street and saw a barrow about 30 yards up the street with books on it—two men and a woman were with it, and when they saw me both the men ran away and left the woman on the path—the barrow was almost in the middle of the road—I could not see the men to identify them then—I fetched a constable, and when I came back I found the prisoner and the woman in Laurence Lane, and the barrow upset, and they were trying to put it right—the man I saw then was not the man I saw at the office-door—there were a good many carts about, and they dodged behind them—the door of the basement had been locked and they had burst it open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-134" type="surname" value="HAGGER"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM HAGGER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Baggs—on 27th February, at 7.30, I saw a wheelbarrow, with some books in it, between Mr. Baggs' and Lawrence Lane, 80 yards from Mr. Baggs'—I saw one man with the barrow at first, and he left it and went away, leaving a woman with it—I could not see enough of him to identify him—I ran up to the barrow; it was full of Mr. Baggs' books.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-135" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL PEARCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 574). On 27th February, about 7.45, I was in Cheapside—Rockett called me—I went with him up King Street, and saw the prisoner with a barrow upset in Lawrence Lane, and a female assisting him to raise it—I said that I should take them in custody—going to the station, the prisoner said that he was employed by the woman's husband to fetch the books which he had bought—when they got to the station the woman accused the prisoner of being her husband, which he denied.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was hardly sufficient evidence to call upon the Prisoner for his defence.</hi> </p>
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<p>262.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILLIAM BERRY</hi> (43)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-137" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-137" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 62, Cumberland Street, Mile End—on 20th March a broker called on me and told me something, and then he went out and brought in the prisoner, whom he introduced as Mr. Berry, a buyer of my business—the prisoner said that he was in search of a business, and thought it would just suit him—he went all over the premises, and asked for the agreement I had with the landlord—I brought it, and the broker read it, and told the prisoner that he was to give 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the business—the prisoner said he thought that was rather too much, and then he said 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—I said that I thought it a very low sum, and agreed to sell it for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he was to pay 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down—I had agreed with the broker to pay him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per cent., and the prisoner took this paper out of his pocket and wrote this hill of exchange, (
<hi rend="italic">This was for</hi> 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">to J. W. Berry, two days after date, dated March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1874,
<hi rend="italic">and payable at the London and County Bank, Stratford.</hi>) The prisoner signed that in my presence, and gave it to</p>
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<p>me—the broker then asked for his fee—I said that I had not got it in the place, but I had a friend who would cash the bill or pay roe something on it—I felt very doubtful, and tried to see a constable, but was not successful—no money was paid, and when the prisoner found that he wanted the bill hack, and said he would give me forty golden sovereigns instead of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I ever ask you for any money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-138" type="surname" value="MORPETH"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-138" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MORPETH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>—243). I took the prisoner, and asked him if he had an account at the London and County Bank, Stratford Branch—he said decidedly he had, and that he had paid this bill of exchange by way of a cheque—I asked him if he had any more of those bills—he said "No"—I searched him, and found two more in blank, and he then admitted that he had not an account at the London and County Bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-139" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-139" type="surname" value="ARMSTRONG"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-139" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi>. My husband is a grocer, of 1, Richmond Ter
<lb/>race, Wandsworth—we were anxious to sell the business, and on 28th January someone called at the shop, who afterwards came back with the prisoner, who said he had arranged with my husband to sell the business for 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and had sent him to me to pay a deposit—he took this paper out, and wrote this bill in my presence. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a bill of exchange for</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">dated January</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874,
<hi rend="italic">at two months, to T. Bird, payable at the London and County Bank, Hammersmith, and endorsed</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">J. Armstrong.</hi>") He asked for his commission as broker, 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I paid him the 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the bill was pre
<lb/>sented at the bank, and was not paid—before the prisoner left he said that the purchase would be completed that day fortnight—I heard no more of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-140" type="surname" value="KERRAL"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-140" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL KERRAL</persName> </hi>. I live at Crescent Terrace, High Street, Lower Nor
<lb/>wood—I had a baker's business to dispose of—a man called on me on 16th January, and in consequence of what passed between us he went away and came back with the prisoner—they looked at the agreement—went over the house and agreed to buy the business for 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—something was said about a deposit, and the prisoner wrote this Bill. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated January</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874,
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable two days after date, accepted London and West
<lb/>minster Bank, Camberwell New Road, and signed John Milchel</hi>)—the other man said he was a broker—he asked me for a sovereign which was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per cent.—I gave it to him and they left together—I presented the cheque at the bank two days after and it was not paid—I afterwards saw the prisoner in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-141" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-141" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JOHNSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) The broker had long curly hair, a dark skin, a thick black moustache and no beard—he was not so tall as I am—he wore a dark overcoat, a black
<hi rend="italic">wide-a-wake</hi>, dark trousers and laced-up boots—dozens of persons who have also paid money have called at my shop and given the same description when he pressed hard for money—I had some suspicion which caused me to no notice him particularly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-142" type="surname" value="ARMSTRONG"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-142" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The broker was a dark man about 5 feet 7 inches, a thick dark moustache—he was pale and thick set—he wore a dark overcoat and trousers and a soft
<hi rend="italic">billy-cock</hi> hat or
<hi rend="italic">wide-a-wake</hi>—his hair was dark, straight, and short.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-143" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-143" type="surname" value="KERRAL"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-143" type="given" value="SAMUKL"/>SAMUKL KERRAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The broker was in dark clothes—he was 5 feet 7 inches—had a dark moustache and no beard—he wore a felt hat—his hair was dark—I did not observe whether it was long or short. (
<hi rend="italic">The Court considered that to make it a conspiracy it was necessary to prove both persons to be guilty, and there was not sufficient evidence that the broker was not a different person on each occasion, nor was it shown that he knew that the prisoner had no money at the bank.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN HOPKINS</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18740407-263-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="kidnapping"/>, Unlawfully taking away
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that he had no answer to the charge, and the prisoner having, in the hearing of the jury, stated he was guilty, they found a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-263-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-263-18740407 t18740407-263-punishment-29"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA ALLEN</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18740407-264-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-148" type="surname" value="COUNTER"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COUNTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 36). On 8th March, about 11.30 p.m., the prisoner's husband came up to me in Long Acre bleeding from his right hand and neck—I put him in a cab and took him to Charing Cross Hospital—in consequence of what he told me I went to Short's Gardens about mid-night to a back room on third floor—there was no look on the door—I went in and saw a child lying on a bed asleep—two drops of blood were on the pillow, and there was much blood on the mattress and sheet and a quantity on the floor—I found a knife at the foot of the bed with blood on the blade and handle—I was alone—I took the child away, took the knife with me, and padlocked the door—I communicated with Taylor, another constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> All the crockery in the room was smashed—this was Saturday—I had seen the husband the previous night going in at the archway leading to the door—he was drunk—I heard screams coming from the house on that night, five minutes after he had gone in—I did not try to get in, it was not sufficient to justify me—it was he that was shouting, but I don't remember what he said—I did not hear a woman's voice—I waited to see if any one called me, but no one did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is a lodging-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-149" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-149" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 253). In consequence of what Counter told me, I went to Short's Gardens about 3.20 and saw the prisoner standing in the doorway—I asked her if she lived there—she said "Yes"—I said "Why don't you go upstairs?"—she said that she and her husband had been quarrelling about the child—I said "Why don't you go and get your child?"—she said "He won't give it to me"—I went up with her and found the door locked—she said "He has gone out and locked the door"—I said "Where is your child?"—she said "Inside"—I drew the staple and went in, and the child was not there—she said "He has taken the child with him"—I said "How comes that blood on the floor?"—she said "Me and my husband have been quarrelling"—I took her downstairs and told her I should take her for stabbing her husband—she said "He is a brute; he has had six months at this Court for assaulting me"—she also complained at the station of his being a brute to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-150" type="surname" value="LEONARD"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEONARD</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon of Charing Cross Hospital—about 12.30 on Sunday morning the prosecutor was brought in—he had just fainted from loss of blood—I found a deep wound on the back of his right hand, which was bleeding furiously, an artery being divided—he also had some superficial wounds on the back of his neck, not deep or dangerous, but more like scratches—there had been very little blood—the fainting was caused by loss of blood from his hand—the wounds might have been caused by this table-knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he is still an out-patient.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The marks on his neck were superficial—the knife could not have been used with violence on his neck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-151" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-151" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ALLEN</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my wife—we lived at 38, Short's Gardens, second floor—on 8th March I got home at a little after 10 o'clock—my wife was not in—I laid down in my clothes and was disturbed in my sleep by something hurting my neck—I turned round and saw my wife in bed with a knife—she made a stab at me—I put my hand up and she stabbed it and went out, and I fainted—when I came to I went downstairs and made a statement to a policeman, who took me to the hospital in a cab.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was drunk the night before—I cannot say whether I struck my wife—I have struck her—I have received six months' imprisonment for my brutal conduct to her—I see those scars on her face—I do not know how she came by them—I did not do them—I mean to say that—I got the six months for being drunk and
<hi rend="italic">rowing</hi> with my wife; for beating her—Mrs. Baldwin, next door, has come in when I have been beating my wife—my wife has screamed for assistance many times—I did not strike her one night with a poker—I broke the crockery, but that was a week before this—there was not much in the room for me to smash—I don't know how many times my wife has been in the hospital on account of wounds—I know that she has been there; it was
<hi rend="italic">for my cause</hi>—I don't know what I had struck her with then—I do not usually strike her, it is only when we get drunk—of course I strike her with my fist—I do not recollect knocking her down on Sunday the 8th in Mrs. Lester's presence, and her arms being put in splints afterwards—I remember her arms being in splints; that was caused by her falling down—I do not remember knocking her down—she has charged me with giving her a foul disorder, and it is true.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is a little over three months since I came out after the six months—the crockery was smashed the week before this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-152" type="surname" value="LEONARD"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEONARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prosecutor had not been drinking that night—there was no smell of it—it is possible that he may have got the wound on the back of his hand in trying to defend himself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>265.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES SEYMOUR</hi> (28)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def2-265-18740407" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MURPHY</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18740407-265-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-265-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>( ), Stealing 67lbs. of metal and ten pairs of boots of Mr. McDonald, the master of Seymour, to which</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SEYMOUR</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18740407-265-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18740407-265-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-265-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-155" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-156" type="surname" value="MCDONALD"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-156" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN McDONALD</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Gate Street, Poplar, and am master of the
<hi rend="italic">Lady Gertrude</hi>, lying in the West India Docks—Seymour was my second mate—on 3rd March he was on board and a communication was made to me by the first officer—I examined the lazarette under the cabin and found ten pairs of boots and 67lbs. of old Muntz's metal, which is the sheathing of a ship—there is a good deal of copper in it—Seymour was taken in custody, and I accompanied a detective to Murphy's shop on 4th March—we met Murphy outside the door and asked him if he had bought any metal lately from the
<hi rend="italic">Lady Gertrude</hi>—he said, "No; I have bought no metal for some time—the officer said "did your wife buy any?"—he said, "I don't know; my wife is at Hammersmith, but she will be back if you call at 6 o'clock—it was then 4 o'clock—the officer said, "Do you keep a book?"—he said "Yes;" and on the way in he said, "By-the-by, I have; last Saturday I bought 80lbs. of a man who said he was mate of a ship"—this was Tuesday or Wednesday he went and spoke to somebody inside</p>
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<p>and his wife made her appearance with the book—he asked me how much there was—I said "About 80lbs. or better; but I have not weighed it"—he said "There was more than that"—we could find no entry in the book, and the detective said "This is your wife; why did you tell me she was at Hammersmith?"—he said "That she had gone;" and then he said "I did not know she had returned"—he took the bag of metal out from behind some old
<hi rend="italic">junk</hi>, just inside door—I could not see it before the
<hi rend="italic">junk</hi> was taken away—there was about 67lbs. of metal, which I identified, and a few small bars which did not belong to me I returned to him—we get 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per 1b. for it—I have not sold any
<hi rend="italic">lately</hi>; but that is the market price—I examined his book, but found no entry—he refused to go with the detective at first—there is a back entrance to the house from the wood-yard, and an entrance to the wood-yard from the street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't think he said whether his wife had or had not bought any metal—he did not say "By-the-bye, my wife did buy 80lbs. on Saturday;" he said he did—this metal has been round a ship's top-gallantrail.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-157" type="surname" value="GRUNDY"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-157" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GRUNDY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective K</hi>). I went with McDonald to Murphy's shop, and found him at the door—I asked him if he had bought any metal from on board the
<hi rend="italic">Lady Gertrude</hi>, on the Friday or Saturday previous—he said "No; I have not bought any for some time"—I asked if his wife had bought any—he said "I don't know; my wife is at Hammersmith, and will be back at 6 o'clock"—I said "Have you a book?"—he said "Yes; look in the book and see whether there is any entry"—as he went across the shop he said "I recollect, I bought 80lbs. of a man who said he was mate of a ship, on Saturday—he then produced the metal, which McDonald identified—he then got the book and looked at it, and a female came from the parlour and stood by his side—I said "Is not that your wife?"—he said "Yes"—I said "Why did you say she was at Hammersmith?"—he said "She has been, and I did not know she had returned"—this is the book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—there is no such entry in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The shop is seven or eight yards across each way—he seems to have carried on a large trade—there was plenty of rope there—he deals in wood for ships—I know he is allowed in the Commercial Docks and it is a privilege to be permitted there—he said nothing about his wife having been in charge of the premises on the Saturday—there is a gate-keeper always on duty at the Docks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-158" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SETMOUR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>). I have pleaded guilty to stealing this metal and boots—I was the second mate of the
<hi rend="italic">Lady Gertrude</hi>—I took them at 5 o'clock in the afternoon—I had three men to assist me often—I sold the metal to Murphy—two men assisted me on two occasions and three on the last—I have seen Murphy on board the vessel—he was not at the shop on the first occasion, his wife was there—that was soon after 5 o'clock—I saw him on the second occasion when it was getting dark, that was before 6 o'clock, he asked me whether we had any more, it was weighed and we got 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per lb. for it—there was about half a cwt. altogether—he paid for it and we left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took some boots also from the ship and got some one to take them away—they were not sold, I gave them away—we delivered, I think, 19 lbs. of metal to the wife on the first occasion and she laid the money on the scale—I did not sec her on the second occasion, I saw Murphy, the metal was weighed, and we were paid at the same rate, and the same on the third occasion—very little conversation passed.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I told Murphy on the second occasion that I did not think I could get any metal out of the Docks later, and he said I could take it ashore and stow it away so that he could get it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MURPHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SEYMOUR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-265-18740407 t18740407-265-punishment-30"/>Eight Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JONES</hi> (19)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18740407-266-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-266-18740407 t18740407-266-punishment-31"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>267.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERMAN GFRORER</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18740407-267-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18740407-267-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-267-offence-1 t18740407-name-161"/>George De Worms</persName> and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLASTINE</hi> for
<hi rend="italic">the Prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-267-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>268.
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<interp inst="def1-268-18740407" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RAYMOND COLLINS</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18740407-268-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18740407-268-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-268-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> ( ), Stealing on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-268-offence-1 t18740407-cd-1"/> 21st January</rs> 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on
<rs id="t18740407-cd-2" type="crimeDate">
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-268-offence-1 t18740407-cd-2"/>28th January</rs> 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on
<rs id="t18740407-cd-3" type="crimeDate">
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-268-offence-1 t18740407-cd-3"/>25th February</rs> 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the monies of
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-163" type="surname" value="COATE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-163" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-268-offence-1 t18740407-name-163"/>James Coate</persName> his master.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-164" type="surname" value="DURRANT"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DURRANT</persName> </hi>. I have been in the habit of working for Mr. Coate, brush manufacturer of Lisle Street, Leicester Square, my work was fancy boring—I have worked for Mr. Coate off and on for twenty years—I kept a book in which I entered the work at the time it was finished—I have that book here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any recollection of these transactions at all except from what you see in the book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> None what
<lb/>ever.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before January 1871, were you doing much for Mr. Coate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I worked for him twenty years ago—I also worked for two or three other people—I did the same kind of business for Messrs. Young and Marshall, and I kept an account of the work I did for them in a separate book—I have no recollection of their work apart from the book—I kept an account from time to time on a piece of paper of my charges against the prisoner, and sometimes I sent them and sometimes I took them myself to him and received money upon them—when I have handed those papers to the prisoner myself he has put them on a little file and written "paid" upon them, and I saw no more of them—I have not re
<lb/>ceived any money except when a paper has been delivered—I can't tell from memory whether in January 1871 any such paper was handed to the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to the witness being allowed to refer to the book for the purpose of refreshing his memory, as it was clear he had no independent recollection upon the subject, it would therefore be making the book evidence and not the recollection of the witness.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that (he objection was a valid one, the book would not be evidence by itself, the witness had no independent recollection of the facts, and he was not therefore entitled to refer to the book as he had no memory to refresh by so doing.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18740407-268-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>269.
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<interp inst="def1-269-18740407" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-269-18740407" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RAYMOND COLLINS</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18740407-269-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-269-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> for stealing on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-269-offence-1 t18740407-cd-4"/>16th December,</rs> 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-269-offence-1 t18740407-cd-5"/>23rd December</rs>, 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-269-offence-1 t18740407-cd-6"/>30th December</rs>, 65.; the monies of
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-166" type="surname" value="COATE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-269-offence-1 t18740407-name-166"/>James Coate</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-167" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-167" type="surname" value="BASS"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-167" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH BASS</persName> </hi>. My husband's name is William Bass—I have been working for Mr. Coate for about twelve years—I receive the manufactured materials and then make the brushes and return them, and am paid for the work done in making them—I was at work for Mr. Coate in 1871, and during that year I delivered the work when finished to Mr. Collins, and received the money for it from him—I did not keep any account or book of my own—they did not give me an account of the materials I took out, but they were entered in a book—I simply did the work, took it back and was paid—I worked for Mr. Coate up to the time of my confinement, on Sunday, 17th December, 1871, and I received payment for the work that I had done—I am positive I did not receive any money from Mr. Collins the day before that—I did not do any work for five or six weeks after my confinement—I had work in the house, some done, and some undone—I did not deliver any back undone, it was all taken back done—during the time I was ill no monies were paid to me—at the time of my confinement my husband and children had the small pox, they were ill five or six weeks altogether—I did not receive any money during those five or six weeks, nor did anyone in my house—my mother, Mrs. Newport, used to take the work in some
<lb/>times for me when I was ill—I can't say when the work which I had in hand was returned—I did not receive 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 23rd December, nor 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 30th December.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The work I had in the house was finished before it was returned, and it was paid for—my mother used to take it in and get the money—I did not keep a memorandum of any kind—I know we received money for the work which we had in hand—I have no recollection at all of how much it was, or how often my mother may have been paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of work in the house when I was confined—I did not receive any other materials before that was finished, that I am positive about—they were paid for when they were taken back—I can't re
<lb/>collect what amount I received during the time the family had the small-pox and I was confined—when the 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of work was taken in we had that 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I can't say exactly when it was taken in; it was five or six weeks—I had no other work than that during the five or six weeks; that I am positive about—I did not receive any money except for work actually done—I can't say how long it was before the 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of work was finished, some were finished and sent, but not paid for till they all went in—my mother took the last and was paid for it—I don't recollect when that was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-168" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-168" type="surname" value="NEWPORT"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-168" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH NEWPORT</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of Mrs. Bass—she was confined on 17th December, 1871, and Mr. Bass and the children had the small-pox—I nursed Mrs. Bass in her confinement—there was some work in the house for Mr. Coate at the time she was taken ill—I can't tell what the value of the work was—it was taken in by me—I can't tell how long after the con
<lb/>finement—it was not for another month—I received the money for it, but what the amount was I don't know—I did not receive any money from Mr. Coate or Mr. Collins until I took that work in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, I did not take the work in for full four weeks after the confinement—I did not receive 23
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 24
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. during December—I could not say how much I took—I did not take 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in December—I might have taken 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., or 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That might have been weeks before the confinement per
<lb/>haps</p>
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<p>—she never earned a penny from 17th December till the 17th of the next mouth—I might have earned a trifle and taken them home, it might have been a gross, but that gross would have been three or four weeks being done—the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. would include the work before the 17th—I can't say what was the largest amount ever received at one time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-169" type="surname" value="BASS"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES BASS</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of Sarah Bass—I recollect the child being born on 17th December, 1871—I was seized with smallpox afterwards—it was some weeks before my wife did any work, but by mother was doing a little—I can't say whether any work was paid for for a month after her confinement—I was ill—I was not able to go out and collect any money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-170" type="surname" value="COATE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-170" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COATE</persName> </hi>. I am a brush manufacturer, at 41 and 42, Lisle Street, Leicester Square—the prisoner was in my service as cashier up to January, 1873—he had the entire control of the cash, and it was his duty to pay the workpeople—as a rule separate books were kept for each of the workpeople, except when new hands were taken on trial for one or two weeks, and if they were found to suit a separate book was given to them—I have here the book of Sarah Bass, for December, 1871—the entries are in the prisoner's writing—the entries in December, 1871, are: December 2nd, 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 9th, 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 16th, 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 23rd, 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and 30th, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner kept a cash account as well, and those sums are entered by him in the cash-book.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have about one hundred workpeople altogether; about fifty in London—the prisoner had to settle with from forty to fifty, but not in the same way as he did with Bass—there would be about thirty or thirty-five people to pay every week for work done—they did not come in regularly every week—the number of workpeople I had would not be shown by the week—I dare say thirty-five to forty were paid weekly, and it was his duty to pay them—he had other duty to perform also; to cut up bristles, give out work, and take in work—he has been with me nearly twenty years—he has not assisted me materially; he has been in the habit of cooking my books, and making it appear so—I was insolvent in 1855, and in Whitecross Street Prison—the prisoner was one of my bail for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he might have lent me money occasionally since that time; the books will show—he has never given me his name to accommodation bills—he never discounted a bill for me; he filled one in in my absence, and put his name at the back—I don't remember his lending me 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in October, 1871; I have no knowledge of it—the cash-book is here, and will show every transaction—how could he lend me money when he was indebted to me?—I have no recollection of his lending me 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 23rd October, 1871—I don't swear that he did not: if he did he should have entered it in this book—the cash-book shows him a debtor to me of 108
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at that moment—I have do recollection of his lending me 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in October, 1871—will not swear he did not—it would not have come into my hands if he had; it would have gone into the bank—I have not got the pass-book or the paying-in book for that year—I was away eight or nine months, and sent money to my wife—I don't think my wife knows whether he lent me 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or not—she is here—she would not know—if he had done it, it would have been in the book—I have no recollection of his lending me 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 23rd October—there is a cheque here, written "Collins," but I say now that at that moment he was indebted to me in 108
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he frequently kept back sums and entered them in the wrong dates, and made a fictitious balance every week—he did not lend me 30
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<p>28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. due to me—he calls it lending 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I do not—it is entered in I the book—he calls it so, but it is not so, because I was not indebted to I him; the balance was on my side—it appears by the book that he paid 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on that day; he did not pay it to me—I don't deny it; there is the book to show what was done—on 17th February the balance was 102
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my favour—it appears by the books that he paid 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that day; it also appears that he paid 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 15th April and 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 17th June; then there are several small sums, and on 18th October, 1872, 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the balance in the 'book in April, 1872, is 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in his favour; that was a balance I 'knew to be wrong—I kept him in my service a year and one month after that, after I knew it was a fraudulent balance; because I knew I was being robbed, and I could not find out how—the true balance at that time was 43
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my favour, not 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. against me—the account would show that, which was made out by an accountant from Collinson's, of Cheapside—he is here—I did not refuse to show my books; every facility has been given—I can't say that any of these cheques (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which amount to about 900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., ever passed through my hands—I don't see any marks upon them—. I have no knowledge of them—I don't think they did—I won't swear that not one of them did—they might have been used for me, but I have never seen them, and I don't believe it—there is no evidence to convince me that those cheques were used in my business—the balance that I find is a balance in my favour at the end of the year—the accountant has gone through the books—the prisoner had notice that the books were opened when the new cases were presented—he was not present when the accountant was going through the books—I did not let the prisoner know at any time that he was going through the books—I might have borrowed money from the prisoner over and over again to pay the wages on Saturday night for a day or two—I don't recollect distinctly; if he did, did that justify him in robbing me?—he might have lent me money; certainly not as often as thirty times in the year, nor twenty; he might have done so a dozen times in the course of fifteen years—I produce an acceptance of Matthews & Blight, and also some letters, which I have had notice of—this is a bill drawn in my name and accepted by Edward Matthews—they did not pay the bill at maturity—very likely Matthews & Blight wrote and told me they did not pay it—I believe the prisoner discounted it at the bank—it might have been at my request—I must have known it certainly; it must have been with my sanction—I might not have been in London when it was done—I don't remember now whether it was done at my special request—I must have known it certainly—I have exchanged cheques with the prisoner now and then—when my cheque would not be paid, I have got a cheque from the prisoner on two or three occasions—I don't recollect to what amount—there was another transaction with Matthews & Blight in April—the two transactions amounted to 52
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I am not aware that he has accommodated my wife with money; I believe he has lent a few pounds occasionally, and he has as often borrowed of her if he wanted money—I suppose my wife is a witness; she was a witness before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There are thirty-six cheques in the first lot handed to me—the earliest date is December 17th, 1866, and the latest March, 1871—they are all payable to bearer—only three or four have gone through the National Bank, my bankers—if they were used for the business the prisoner would keep an account of them in the books—the accountant was employed to go into the accounts about ten days ago, since the prisoner was com
<lb/>mitted</p>
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<p>for trial—he has been on bail and has attended once with his attorney for the purpose of inspecting all the books—every facility was given them—there are three cheques in favour of a person called Matthews—dated 5th August, 1872, for 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; October, 1872, payable to Coate, or bearer for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; November 27th, 1872, for 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. payable to Coate, or bearer—on October 26th, 1871, there was a balance due to me of 87
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that was giving credit to the prisoner for all the sums which he had entered as having been advanced by him—at the end of 1871, the balance in my favour was, 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on 17th February, it was 71
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on 15th April it was, 67
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my favour against him—on June 10th, I have 69
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my favour, and on October 21st, 81
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my favour—the sums which are entered in the prisoner's cash-book as loans to me are taken into consideration in making up those balances—they are taken in as if they were really loans, every penny—I did not give any other materials to the accountant except the prisoner's own books—he made up the accounts from the books—the balance in December, 1872, which appears in the prisoner's favour of 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is wrong in this way—we found in three cases that 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was wrong in the casting up, and that 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and a cheque for fifteen guineas, and various monies had been left out—we have discovered that since the accountant has been at work, and a little before—the balance was really 43
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my favour in December, 1872—I believe that those two cheques of April 15th and 22nd, refer to the bill of exchange which I have been asked about—when I received those cheques Collins held the bill of exchange—I became the holder afterwards—the bill was paid at maturity—as far as I know that was the only bill transaction between us, and certain I am that he never accepted a bill for me in his life, and I never asked him—I am away travelling to get orders about nine months in the year, and generally for five or six weeks at a time—the prisoner had the entire control of the cash while I was away—the money I received on my journey I sent to my wife and she handed it to him, and it was his duty to enter every penny morning by morning—I don't recollect any special occasion when I borrowed money of him to pay wages, such a thing might have occurred—there was seldom any money owing to the prisoner at all—I can't tell you the largest amount ever due to him without reference to the books—the accountant can tell you that—all the wages to Mrs. Bass, in the wages-book were taken to be genuine payments—some days there might be a dozen workpeople come in, and other days one or two—they might average six or seven a day—there was someone to assist him in the business, but he would not have it—I put five young men under him, and last of all his own son, and he would not have anyone—I gave him five separate young men in succession, and he could not let anyone assist him—he never complained of the duties being too heavy for him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are those two cheques yours which the prisoner cashed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One is 1866, and the other is 1867; it may have been so, I can't remember—these are my cheques—they might have been cashed by the prisoner—they were certainly not dishonoured by my bankers—the National Bank never returned a cheque unpaid—the cue of September, 1866, is on the South Western Bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-171" type="surname" value="ARMSTRONG"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-171" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Ladbury, Collinson and Viney, Accountants, 99, Cheapside—I have been employed to go through some books that were shown to me by Mr. Coate, as the handwriting of</p>
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<p>Collins—I have taken out the balances, at the end of 1871 it was 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in Mr. Coate's favour—in December, 1872, the balance in Mr. Coate's favour was 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—during the years 1871 and 1872, there was not a balance at any time in favour of the prisoner—I carried my researches back to 1856, and took the figures I found in the books.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Coate did not mention that there were accounts between him and his wife—there was no one present except Mr. Coate and his clerk when I went through the accounts—the firm were employed in the matter, and I was sent by them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-269-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>270.
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<interp inst="def1-270-18740407" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="def1-270-18740407" type="given" value="RAYMOND"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RAYMOND COLLINS</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18740407-270-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> for stealing on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-270-offence-1 t18740407-cd-7"/>11th February</rs>, 1871, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-270-offence-1 t18740407-cd-8"/>18th February</rs>, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-270-offence-1 t18740407-cd-9"/>25th February</rs>, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the monies of
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-173" type="surname" value="COATE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-173" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-270-offence-1 t18740407-name-173"/>James Coate</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-174" type="surname" value="COATE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-174" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COATE</persName> </hi>. Ellen Roberts was one of the persons regularly employed by me, and had been for seven or eight years—I produce her book which is in the prisoner's handwriting—I find entries of sums alleged to have been paid to her by the prisoner—on 11th February, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on 18th February, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on the 25th 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the next entry is March, 4th, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—those entries are all in the prisoner's handwriting—I have the cash book in which he kept an account of payments made—I find an entry to "Roberts, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., February, 11th, 1871; February, 18th, Roberts, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; February, 25th, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; March, 4th, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-175" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-175" type="surname" value="ROBERTS"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-175" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. My husband's name is Robert—in January, 1871, we were living at Sidmouth Street—my father's name is John White—he is not here—I remember him being taken ill—that was in January, 1871, as near as I can remember—he was living in Devonshire Street—I nursed him—as near as I can remember I was there three or four weeks—Dr. Hugman attended him—I lived at my father's while he was ill—I had some work to do for Mr. Coate before my father was taken ill; some jewel brushes—the value of the work was 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I left it behind at my own residence—I should think it was about three or four weeks after my father was taken ill that I finished my work—I took it to the warehouse then and the prisoner paid me for it—I finished the work at my father's while I was attending him in his illness—I did not do any more work for Mr. Coate, and only received that 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I was first spoken to about this matter about two or three months ago by Mr. Coate—he came and asked me the amount of work I did—I told him as near as I could—he said what was down in the book, and then he asked me if I had received those—I told him I did not think I had.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That looks like the same book that was shown to me—it has my name Roberts on it—I don't remember looking through the whole of it—he called my attention to two entries, one for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. odd, and 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I had received those sums—I see here in the book the one for 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that was in 1873—looked at the two entries pointed out to me—my attention was called to the entries made in the book when my father was ill—I don't know whether the dates you have pointed out were called to my attention or not—I am quite sure that while I was at my father's, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of work was all I did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-176" type="surname" value="HUGMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM CURTIS"/>WILLIAM CURTIS HUGMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, and a Fellow of the College, practising at 55, Guildford Street, Russell Square, and am surgeon to a</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="187404070034"/>
<p>society to which Mr. White, the father of Ellen Roberts belongs—I have my attendance book here—I remember attending him in Devonshire Street where he resided from the end of January, 1871, going on till February—I was in attendance on him during that time—I attended, I should say, for about three weeks—I saw Ellen Roberts there, during that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-270-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-270-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18740407-271" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18740407"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-271" type="date" value="18740407"/>
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<p>271.
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<interp inst="def1-271-18740407" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-271-18740407" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="def1-271-18740407" type="given" value="RAYMOND"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RAYMOND COLLINS</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
<rs id="t18740407-271-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18740407-271-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-271-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> for stealing, on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-271-offence-1 t18740407-cd-10"/>28th January, 1871</rs>, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on
<rs id="t18740407-cd-11" type="crimeDate">
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-271-offence-1 t18740407-cd-11"/>4th February</rs>, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the monies of
<persName id="t18740407-name-178" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-178" type="surname" value="COATE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-178" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-271-offence-1 t18740407-name-178"/>James Coate</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-179" type="surname" value="COATE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-179" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COATE</persName> </hi>. This is the book of Ellen Roberts—on 28th January, 1871, the prisoner has entered as having paid 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to her, and on February 4th, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—in the cash book he has entered "Roberts, January 28th 5s;" "Roberts, February 4th, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When suspicion was aroused, I sent round the books to the different work-people, not to all of them, perhaps a dozen, only to those who could read writing, some could not read writing at all—there are no charges in relation to any of the work-people, except those of Bass, Roberts, and Durrant.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-180" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-180" type="surname" value="ROBERTS"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-180" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN ROBERTS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated her former evidence, and added in cross-examination</hi>—I should have thought nothing about it if Mr. Coate had not come and talked to me about it—the sums were first showed to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I finished the 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of brushes at my father's place, but I don't think I returned there after I took the brushes home—he was well enough then, I think, to be without me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740407-271-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>272.
<persName id="def1-272-18740407" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-272-18740407" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-272-18740407" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="def1-272-18740407" type="given" value="RAYMOND"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RAYMOND COLLINS</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
<rs id="t18740407-272-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18740407-272-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-272-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> for embezzling and stealing 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the monies of
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<interp inst="t18740407-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-182" type="surname" value="COATE"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-182" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740407-272-offence-1 t18740407-name-182"/>James Coate</persName> his master.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740407-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-183" type="surname" value="DICKEKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18740407-name-183" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DICKEKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a perfumer at 5, Pall Mall Place—on 7th June, 1872, I purchased some goods of Mr. Coate—this is the bill I received—I paid the amount, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., to the prisoner, and he gave me this receipt—it was a ready money transaction—I had no account at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He gave me the receipt over the counter in the usual way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740407-name-184"</