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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>LUSK, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 13th, 1874, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-2" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName>, M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-3" type="given" value="ALEXANDER JAMES"/>ALEXANDER JAMES COCKBURN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-7" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-8" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-11" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LUSK, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, the property of
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-21" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>DR. WILLIAM BLASSON</persName> </hi>. I am a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons—on the morning of 9th June, a child, Alice Irish, was shown to me at Hendon Union, and I examined her very carefully—there was no actual state of disease that one could detect, but it was in an extremely emaciated condition, and extremely feeble in consequence of the emaciation—the actual state of the child was a state of inanition—it was not properly nourished—I use the word inanition in direct opposition to the word nutrition—her state was brought about from the want of nutrition—the organs were quite healthy; there was no disease—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination on 15th June—the actual state of the child was emaciation from the want of nutrition—there are several conditions that will bring about a state of inanition, the one is depriving it of food, or the food being of an improper kind—sour milk would be next door to poison to a child.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-22" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER TODD</persName> </hi>. I am a laundress, and live at 18, Brown Street, Edgware Road—on 4th June I went to the prisoner's lodging, at 16, Pembroke Road, Kilburn—I found her very tipsy, on the bed—I spoke to her, but she could hardly answer me—I said "Where is the baby?" and she pointed</p>
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<p>—I saw something moving in the corner of the room, and I went across, and it was a poor little baby, very emaciated in every respect—it was lying on a little box—it had no bed under it; it had some rags over it—I took it over to the chemist's, and then I saw the policeman, and went to the station with it—the doctor carue while I was there, and I undressed the child, and it was weighed—the weight was 6 pounds—she ate ravenously of some bread and butter, and drank some milk—I took the child to the infirmary, and delivered it to one of the officials there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BILHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a divisional surgeon of police—on 4th June I was taken to the Kilburn police-station—I saw the last witness there with a baby in a very emaciated condition and in a very filthy state, almost dying—I gave it some food, which it partook of, and after a lapse of about two hours and a half, I ordered its removal to the nearest infirmary, and I believe the last witness carried it there—the state of emaciation must have arisen partly from the disease of the mesenteric glands of the bowels and partly from the want of proper food, together with cleanliness and air, &c.—the child weighed 6 pounds; a child of nine months old ought to weigh more like 16 pounds—the average weight at birth is 7 1/2 to 8 pounds—I visited it subsequently at the Paddington Infirmary—I saw it three times there—it was taken proper care of there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the inducing cause of mesenteric disease?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It generally arises from want of breast milk in the first place, then it goes on two or three stages—people feed babies with improper food, such as farin
<lb/>aceous food, and sour milk, and broth, and all those things, which are improper for young babies—milk and water and sugar is the proper food for babies if they can't have breast milk—sour milk would help to kill a baby—I saw the child afterwards—there were appearances of mesenteric disease then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-24" type="given" value="ROBERT EDWARD"/>DR. ROBERT EDWARD GAYE</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer at Paddington Work-house—on 4th June the child Alice Irish was admitted to the infirmary there—my first visit to it was on Friday morning, the 5th—I found it in a very emaciated condition, and a great deal of tumefaction about the bowels—it was in a very emaciated and reduced condition, and rather small throughout in the limbs—that was caused by want of proper food—I have had another case of the same kind in the same ward at the same time—the child was not so far reduced but what I had hopes of its getting better, but I could not possibly say—we have very many cases that do not get better—its health was impaired by the weak state it was in—the proper food for a child in the absence of mother's milk is cow's milk and sugar—sour milk would certainly prejudice a child's health—it was subsequently removed from my care, and I did not see it afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer X</hi>). On 4th June last, about 7 o'clock in the evening, I went to 16, Pembroke Road, Kilburn—I found the pri
<lb/>soner drunk in bed—I told her I was a police-officer, and was about to take her into custody for neglecting to provide proper food and nourishment to a child, Alice Irish—she made no reply—I asked her if she had any food in the house—she pointed to a tin, which contained about two tablespoon-fuls of sour milk—I called her attention to it, and she said that was what the child had been feeding on—there was no bed or bedding in the room—I asked her which was the baby's bed, and she pointed to a box in the corner—there was no bedding for the child at all; only rags, in a very dirty condition.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-26" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE IRISH</persName> </hi>. On 13th August last I was delivered of a child, and I was for some time an inmate of a Maternity Institution in the Marylebone Road—I went to service in January last, and left the child with the pri
<lb/>soner—I arranged the terms with her—I was to pay her 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a month, and there was an arrangement with the Institution as well—I saw the woman afterwards, and paid her from time to time the sums agreed upon—she had 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month; I paid 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the Institution made up the remainder—when I handed the child over to the prisoner's care it was in good health, but it was very thin—I saw it last on the Sunday as it was taken up on the Thursday—I went to the prisoner's house to see it—I had not heard anything then that induced me to go—I asked the prisoner several times to allow me to see the child at the house—the husband, when he came for the money, made the" excuse and said his wife had a bad foot, and could not come—her husband used to come to me for the money—I had seen the child at the prisoner's house—the last time I saw it, it was in a very dirty state, and looked very bad—I did not speak to her on the subject—I spoke to somebody afterwards, and then it was that Esther Todd went up—I did not see the child at the Infirmary; I saw it at the Court, and afterwards at Hendon, when it was dead—I have the receipts for the money which I paid, signed by the husband—I paid the money twice to the prisoner—when I saw the child on the Sunday in a bad state, I did not say anything to the prisoner about it—I was not satisfied about it—my mistress sent Esther Todd there—I spoke to my mistress about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you visit the room where the child slept?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not think it was in a fit state—I did not see whether there was a bed or not—I could not tell you how many times I went to see the child—I went several times—the room was in the same condition each time—the prisoner was drunk on the Sunday, the last time I went, and she showed me a shawl all over blood—I always found her sober when I went before—what I saw there was appearance of plenty of food—they were at dinner when I went—there was no appearance of want.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-27" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN ALLSOPP</persName> </hi>. I am the matron of the Home for the Protection of Females in the Marylebone Road—the last witness was an inmate for some time with her child—I knew of the arrangement entered into between the mother of our Institution as to the nursing of the child by the prisoner, the terms were 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—the mother I placed in service at 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, and the Institution funds made up the deficiency of that payment, and the payments were made monthly—when the child was handed over to the pri
<lb/>soner she was in good health, but was never a fat strong child—I saw the child a week after the prisoner had it—it then looked sprightly and better than most children do after being taken from the mother—the last time I saw it was in May—it was brought to the Institution—it was in a very bad state then—I should not have known the child it was so altered, so emaci
<lb/>ated—it looked as if it was starved—I said to the prisoner "The child looks a miserable little creature"—she said would I weigh it? she thought it was heavier than it was when she had it—I did not weigh it myself but the sub-matron did so, and she said "Well, the child does feel heavier"—what was the cause I don't know—it was clean that day—I never saw it at the prisoner's house—I did not see the child after that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. I let the mother see the nurses who apply to me to nurse children to see if she approves of the woman, and if she approves of her the child is placed under the care of that person, and all I have to do</p>
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<p>is to make up the payments—the prisoner was recommended to me by a nurse who had a child of ours and did a very good mother's part to the child, and she brought the prisoner to the Institution saying she was a woman who had no children of her own and the wife of an artisan, and she thought she could do a good part by it—I told the prisoner the child looked very bad, and she said it had not been very well, and had been under the doctor's treatment—I can't say that it struck me at the time that it was improperly nourished, because children will fall away from illness—she looked very much drawn and like a living skeleton—from what has occurred since I should think she was weighted with clothes or something of that kind—we don't go to the places where the children are, we think the mothers are the proper persons and we make an arrangement with the lady that they shall go once a month or as often as the lady will allow them to go and see the children, and generally speak
<lb/>ing the ladies are very kind in allowing it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-28" type="given" value="EDWARD ROBERT"/>EDWARD ROBERT JUDD</persName> </hi>. I am the relieving officer at Hendon—on 8th June I went to Paddington Infermary and received from there a child named Alice Irish—I had a paid nurse with me—care was taken of it during the journey—on the 12th June I took it to the Police Court in a cab with two nurses—it was wrapped up carefully and care taken of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-29" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY GIBBS</persName> </hi>. I am a laundress, living at Park Place, Kilburn—on 8th. June, I went with Mr. Judd to Paddington Infirmary, and received a child there—I act occasionally as nurse—we took it in a cab to Hendon—I took proper care of it, and left it at the Hendon Union.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-30" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS FARLEY</persName> </hi>. I am nurse at the Hendon Union—on 8th June the child Alice Irish was brought to me by the last witness—during the time it was in the Union it was well attended to—it died on the 14th—it was weak and low when it was brought in, and I attribute that state to want of proper nourishment.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CULLICK</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Gill Street, Limehouse—on the morning of 19th June I was in bed, and about 4 o'clock I was awoke by my wife—I lay still for a few moments, and heard someone go up to the first floor front room, which was empty—I slept on the ground floor—I went upstairs and found the prisoner—she was placing something underneath her shawl, and pulling her shawl over it—I don't know what it was—I asked her what brought her there, and she replied, "I strolled in while I had a little beer"—I went downstairs, and she followed me on to the stairs, and asked to be let out—I said "Yes, when I have got an officer, and see what you have under
<lb/>neath your shawl"—she did not appear to be drunk—my son closed the house up before he went to-bed—these things (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are my property—I last saw this table cover in the yard on the lines the night before—these are my two sons' coats—they were taken off the boys' bed—when they went to-bed they put them on the bed—I found the coats afterwards in the passage, and this sheet was rolled up on the dust-heap.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-34" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER CULLICK</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at 8, Gill Street, Limehouse—I shut up the house on the night of 18th June—I came in about 10.30, and bolted the door in my mother's presence—there was no fastening on</p>
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<p>the back door, but I closed that door when I came in—anyone could push the door open and walk in—I went to bed at 10.30, and I placed ray coat and my brother's coat on my feet—my father woke me at 4.45 on the Friday morning, and I found my coat was gone—I went and got a police
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I went into the front door and went to sleep.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I had bolted the front door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-35" type="surname" value="CULLICK"/>
<interp inst="t18740713-name-35" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA CULLICK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Cullick—I saw my son bolt the front door before he went to bed—there was no fastening on the back door—when I went to-bed the table cloth and shirt were safe on the line in the yard, which was at the back of the house—when I came down in the morning the back door was open.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-36" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH FINERAN</persName> </hi>. I lodge in Mr. Cullick's house—on the morning of 19th June I woke up at 4 o'clock, and looked out of the window, and saw the prisoner in the yard, taking something off the line—I was dressing myself to come out and give an alarm, and she came upstairs—she came in by the back door—there is a dust-heap in the corner of the yard—after the prisoner had come up she went downstairs, and asked for a drink of water, and she went into the yard and took the things from her shawl, and threw them on the dust-heap.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-37" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD STONEHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 559). I was called to Mr. Cullick's house, and found him and the prisoner in the passage—I saw the two coats and table cover in the passage and the shirt on the dust-heap—I told her the charge, and took her to the station—she said she did not touch any
<lb/>thing—she said she had come in the house to sleep; she did not touch anything, and wished them to forgive her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in her defence stated, that she was drunk the night before, and went into the house between</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">o'clock in the evening, and must have gone to sleep in the empty room, but that she had no intention to steal anything.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-39" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN DOUBLE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at Blanchard's, Regent Street—on Tuesday evening, 31st March, about 11 o'clock, I served the prisoner with two cigars—he gave mo a half-sovereign—it did not sound right, and I handed it to Miss Tibbett, and saw her hand it to a constable—she is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think it was on a Thursday, but am not certain, nor' do I recollect what day of the month it was—it was some time ago.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 98). On Tuesday night, 31st March, about 11 o'clock or 11.30, the last witness gave the prisoner into my charge for giving her a bad half-sovereign—I asked him where he got it; he said that he could not tell—I asked him if he had got any more money upon him—he said "Yes," and I found a good half-sovereign upon him—he gave his name next morning, "George Taylor"—I took him before a Magistrate—he was remanded till the next day, and then discharged—I left the half-sovereign</p>
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<p>with the sergeant on duty, Sergeant Moseley, who is here, and when I called for it this morning I could not get it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Tuesday was the 31st March—the prisoner did not say that he had received change for a half-sovereign and produce the other half-sovereign, but I found a good half-sovereign on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you show it to anybody at the Indictment Office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, to the solicitor to the Mint.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-41" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Bond, a perfumer, of Oxford Street—on 23rd May I sold the prisoner a shilling packet of soap—he gave me a florin—I gave it to Mr. Bond, gave the prisoner the change, and he left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Nothing was said to him, but Mr. Bond walked out after him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-42" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BOND</persName> </hi>. I am a perfumer, of 239, Oxford Street—I saw the prisoner at the counter, and my shopwoman gave me a florin, and said "I think this is a bad one"—while I was examining it the prisoner left—I followed him, and said "You have been in Mr. Bond's shop, have not you?"—he said "Yes, to get some soap"—I said "You gave a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece"—he said "Oh, have I? If I have I will give you another," and handed me a good one—I said "I don't think I shall be doing my duty if I don't give you in charge"—he said "It will be a very considerable inconvenience"—I said "Come with me, and we will see the policeman"—we went to a policeman, and I asked him if he knew him—he said "No," and asked his name and address—he gave his name "Calthorpe," somewhere at New Cross—I said "That is enough," and gave him in charge with the florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was three or four doors from the shop when I spoke to him, and it was not so much as 300 or 400 yards to the policeman—he walked with me the whole way.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D R</hi> 26). The prisoner was given into my custody, and I received this florin from Mr. Bond—I found on the prisoner a half-crown, two florins, a shilling, and a penny, all good.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this florin is bad—I remember the officer showing me a half-sovereign in the Indictment Office last Session—I examined it and found it bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-46" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOBBS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Tredegar Arms, North Bow—on 20th June I served the prisoner with a pint of ale—he tendered a florin—I sounded it on the counter, felt it, and said to my brother-in-law in the prisoner's hearing, "I think this is bad"—I bit it, and told the prisoner it was bad"—he said "Is it? I am very sorry; my wife has just been to a butcher's shop, and must have got it in change. I will go away, if you will let me, and come back and pay for the beer"—I gave it to him; he went out, and I let the beer stand ten minutes, but he did not return—about half an hour afterwards a policeman came in with young Two cock, and gave me infor
<lb/>mation, and on the next night, Sunday, I went to the station and identified the prisoner—I was shown a florin at Worship Street Police Court—it was not the one which the prisoner had attempted to pass on me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-47" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRY</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Merchant's Place, Reading—on 20th June I was at my brother-in-law's, Mr. Hobbs, and saw the prisoner served—he paid</p>
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<p>with a florin—Mr. Hobbs handed it to me—I sounded it and bent it nearly double with my teeth—the constable afterwards showed me a florin that was not the one I bent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-48" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TWOCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter of Clay Hall, Old Ford Road—I was in the Tredegar Arms, on this Saturday night and saw the prisoner served—as I went home I called at the Caledonian Arms, which is about a quarter of a mile from Hobbs' house—the prisoner came in there and Mrs. McKenzie served him—he gave her a florin and she gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he asked me to drink with him and I refused—after he left I asked to be allowed to look at the coin—I bent it and found it was bad—I went out and saw the prisoner walking with another man not far off—the man who serves behind the bar said that he had given him a bad florin at the Caledonian—the prisoner said nothing—the other man went away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-49" type="given" value="CAROLINE MARY"/>CAROLINE MARY McKENZIE</persName> </hi>. I manage the Caledonian public-house, Bow—on 20th June about 10 o'clock I served the prisoner with a pint of ale—he gave me a florin and I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and put the florin in a glass in which there was a half-crown and a shilling but no other florin, I had not one—I afterwards found the florin in the glass and gave it to Two cock, who bent it and I bent it more—he went out and came back with the prisoner—I told the prisoner that he had passed a bad florin—he said that he was sorry, that his wife had got it and that he was a poor man—I asked him for the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he did not give it to me—I gave him in charge with the bad florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-50" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K R</hi> 24.) The prisoner was given into my charge and Mr. McKenzie gave me this florin—I asked the prisoner for the change—he said that he had to work for his money and was not going to give good money away—I took him to the station and found on him 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I showed the florin to Hobbs and Fry—I told the prisoner the charge he made no answer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A man who receives his money weekly is not a judge of money; no working man will throw away a florin. He gave me the chance to take it away and I took it to see if it was bad elsewhere. It is the same coin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction of a like offence at this Court in May</hi>, 1871,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. he put down a florin—I told him it was bad—he said that he did not know it—I handed the coin to my master who went for a policeman—the prisoner ran out—I ran after him, caught him, and brought him back, and my master gave him in custody—in trying the coin I bent it—my master gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-55" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 330). The prisoner was given into my</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money—I said "This is another one"—he said "Is it?"—he was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I changed a half-sovereign at a public-house to pay for some fish baskets, and received four florins in change. I paid away two of them for the baskets, went to the Coach and Horses, put one of the florins down, and it was bad. I was given in charge, and the policeman found the other florin on me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-58" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN MALLOW</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 8, Parker Street, Drury Lane—on 27th June, about 2 o'clock a.m., the prisoner accosted me in Brook Street, Holborn, and asked me where he could get a lodging—I showed him a coffee-house, and he said "You can't get no woman there"—he followed me, gave me a florin, and asked me to go with him to a house in Holborn Buildings—I put it in my mouth, bent it, and found it was bad—I told him it was bad, and he said "Rather than wrong you I will give you another," and took out a handful from his pocket, and offered me another, but I did not take it—I said "You had better come down to a policeman"—he used bad language, and tried to take the bad florin out of my hand—I called a constable, and gave him in charge with the coin—I then saw him throw something away, and heard the
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you tell the Magistrate that I had more bad money on me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; you took out some money and some of it being in blue paper, I suspected it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 320). On 27th June, about 2.30 a.m., the last witness gave me a bad florin, and pointed to the prisoner—I walked after him, and when I was going to catch hold of him, he took something from his trousers pocket, and threw it into an area in Furnival's Inn—it jingled like money—I left a policeman to watch the area, and took the prisoner to the station, and found a good half-sovereign in his boots, and 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, in his pocket, all good—I afterwards went to the area, and found five counterfeit florins, with a small piece of paper laid between two of them—the policeman was still there when I came back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-60" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I was present when Russell took the prisoner—he told me that he had thrown something down an area—I kept my eye on the spot he pointed out till he came back—I then saw him find this packet with five florins in it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These five florins and this single florin are bad—they are all from the same mould—this is blue writing paper, not tissue paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had come from Birmingham, and had 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money on me. I was trying to find out where I lodged the night before, but I do not know a street in London. I told her I would give her something if she would find me a lodging. I suspected she wanted to rob me which is the reason I put the half-sovereign in my boot. I never had bad money in my life.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEASLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the, Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-64" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JACOBI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On the night of June 7th, about 10.30, I was on duty in Holborn—I had been observing a lot of disorderly boys and girls for half an hour, outside Featherstone Reuts—they were pushing one another about, to the great inconvenience of the foot passengers—I had attempted to disperse them two or three times—I crossed the road to dis
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-65" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I am a costermonger, of Fox Court—on the night of 7th June I saw the prisoner throw himself out of Jacobi's arms, at the corner of Fulwood's Rents, and make towards a lodging house—I followed him—he threw himself on a table, and said that he had done it—a man in the kitchen asked him what he had done—he said that he had stabbed him—I saw this knife picked up open; there was no blood on it—I had seen him in that house about 7 o'clock; he was in a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> about some
<lb/>thing, and was mad—he was sober when he was taken
<hi rend="italic">two</hi> hours after
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-66" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MORAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). On 7th June, about 10.30 or 11 o'clock, I was on duty, and saw a crowd at Fulwood's Rents—I went up to Jacobi, and asked him the cause of it—I then saw a cut on his coat, and called his attention to it—he put his hand in, and I saw blood on his fingers—he appeared very weak, and I saw him removed at once to King's College Hospital—he afterwards described a person who he said had done it, and I went and found" the prisoner at Fulwood's Rents, and apprehended him—I told him it was for cutting and wounding police-constable Jacobi—he made no answer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am a bill-poster, of 20, Fulwood's Rents—this is my knife—I lent it to the prisoner at 10 o'clock or 10.30, to cut up some food with—I did not sec that he had any food—he was going to-bed, and said that he would give it to me in the morning—he had had a drop of liquor, but did not seem very bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-68" type="given" value="HENRY ARCHIBALD"/>HENRY ARCHIBALD DELATOUR</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at King's College Hospital—I examined Jacobi, and found an incised punctured wound on the left side of his neck, an inch and a half above the collar-bone, penetrating</p>
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<p>an inch and a half or two inches—this hole in the coat exactly corresponds with it—it went near one of the large arteries, and also to the external jugular vein—it had the effect of paralysing his arm, and it is still paralysed—his life was in great danger, and I am not sure whether he is safe now—this knife would produce the wound—he was not able to attend before the Magistrate till the end of June—he was in the hospital three weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I don't recollect seeing this constable. I have been in Calcutta General Hospital insensible for some time, and also in Singa
<lb/>pore, for pains in my head.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the Prisoner
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-72" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PAPWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, and live at 17, Rushton Street, Old Ford—on 3rd July, between 12 and 1 o'clock, I was in Bishopsgate Street, going home—I was walking along, taking no notice of anyone; as I got just against Sun Street there were three men; one of them spoke to me, I took no notice, and all at once the three came and
<hi rend="italic">collared</hi> me—they knocked my hat over my eyes—the prisoner struck me just above the eye—the other two were holding me, and one of them picked my pocket of my purse and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I don't know which it was—the police came up; the other two ran away—there was one man looking out—I got hold of the prisoner, and held him till the policeman came and took him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It lasted a very few minutes—it was not dark—I had come from the George public-house, Aldermanbury—I was rather the worse for liquor—there were four men altogether, one looking out and the other three came to me—I did not call out at all—the prisoner was taken from me as I stood—the policeman stated at the station that there were four men, and I corrected him and said there were three—only three came to me—I only saw two run away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was not drunk; I was sensible enough to know what I was doing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-73" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HAYNES</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the Post Office, and live in Aldersgate Buildings—on the morning of 3rd July, between 12 and 1 o'clock, I was in Bishopsgate Street, with a person named Nightingale and a young girl, a neighbour—I saw the prisoner and two others coming from the direction of the City and going towards Shoreditch—one of them separated and went over to Brushfield Street—when I next saw the three they were scuffling with the prosecutor—the prisoner is one of the three; I am certain of him—the other two were holding the prosecutor's arms, and the prisoner was in the middle—he placed his left hand in the prosecutor's right trousers pocket—the prosecutor was struggling with him, trying to get him away—</p>
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<p>his pocket came inside out, and a few halfpence fell on the ground—the policeman came running round the corner—the two men got away—the policeman caught hold of two of them, but one got away—he kept the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were three altogether when I first saw them, walking along, singing—I only saw three concerned in it—I was not the worse for liquor—I was about 4 yards from them when they met the pro
<lb/>secutor—it was done very quickly; I never saw anything done so quickly—I followed the prisoner and the policeman to the station, and was called in—I never lost sight of the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-74" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-74" type="given" value="ROSE CORDELIA"/>ROSE CORDELIA TRACEY</persName> </hi>. I live with my parents at 6, Aldersgate Street—I was with Haynes and Nightingale on 3rd July, after 12 o'clock, going home—I saw the prisoner and two other young men coming along from the City, singing—when they got opposite Brush-field Street, one left, and went down Brushfield Street—the other two walked on towards Shoreditch—the prisoner was one of the two; I am sure of that—I saw the prosecutor coming along towards the City—the two men whistled to the young man that had left and went across the road, and the other one joined them, and they came along arm-in-arm, went up to the prosecutor, and touched him on the shoulder, and said "What cheer, old
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi>?"—one of them hit him on the hat, two held his hands and arms, and the prisoner put his hand in his pocket and took out his purse, and his pocket was turned inside out—I was not 6 yards from them—I picked up a penny, and gave it to the constable—the other two got away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw four men altogether; one went down Brushfield Street, and the other three went up to the prosecutor—he was going towards the City and they were going towards Shoreditch—he was struck on the hat, and knocked down in the struggle—they hustled him about—I am positive it was the prisoner that put his hand in his pocket—he was not on the ground then; he was afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-75" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GODDARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 876). On 3rd July, about 1.20, I was in Bishopsgate Street, about 100 or 150 yards from where this took place—I heard a noise and the fall of money—I went towards it, and saw three men hustling on the footway, and when I got up, one man, who is not in custody, was trying to get the prisoner out of the grasp of the prosecutor—the prosecutor had got hold of his coat—the man just managed to rescue the prisoner as I got up—I made a
<hi rend="italic">grab</hi> at him, but he
<hi rend="italic">ducked</hi> and got away—I seized the prisoner as he was coming from the prosecutor—he said "Hulloa, old man! I have done nothing"—I said "Well, if you have done nothing, just wait a few minutes"—the prosecutor came up, and said he had lost his purse with 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd in it, and the prisoner had taken it—I said to the prisoner "What do you think of that now?"—he said he knew nothing about it—he was taken to the station and searched, and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper was found on him—he was asked for his name and address, but he refused it—he gave the name of Edwards at the Police Court, but no address—his coat-flap was torn, and only hung by a little bit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was not a yard from the prosecutor when I seized him—another policeman who is not here came up in a few seconds.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740713-name-76" type="surname" value="SPINNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18740713-name-76" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SPINNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 883). On the morning of the 3rd I found this purse (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in Bishopsgate Street, near Angel Alley, about 20 yards from where the robbery took place—I took it to the prosecutor, and he identified it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-77" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GODDARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The man who had attempted to rescue the prisoner went past the spot where the purse was found.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-462-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi> **—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GARLICK</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18740713-463-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740713-463-offence-1 t18740713-name-80"/>Martha Marriott</persName>, and stealing two sewing machines, a cloak, and towel, her property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740713-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740713-name-81" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18740713-name-81" type="surname" value="MARRIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18740713-name-81" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA MARRIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 21, Queen's Road, Dalston—one of these sewing machines produced belongs to me, and the other to my sister—they are worth five guineas each—this cloak and towel are mine—they were safe in my kitchen at 11.30 on the Sunday night—I missed them at 8 o'clock on Monday morning—Garlick is my nephew—the only way that I can think of by which an entrance was made was by the coal
<lb/>hole grating; that lifts up—they would then come to a door which was latched hut not bolted—I shut that door myself at 11.30 on the Sunday night; I found it open when I came down in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-82" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CATCHPOLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 246). About,5.45 on the morning of the 22nd I met the prisoners in Old Street—Denby was carrying this basket—I stopped them, and asked what they had got—Denby said they were painters and they were their tools, and they were going to work in St. John Street, Clerkenwell—he dropped the basket off his shoulder on to the pavement—I took the prisoners to the station, and examined the basket, and found it contained these articles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Denby's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I was getting ready to go out with my blacking box. Garlick said to me, '
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi>, will you come with me to do a job? I am going to get 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to carry a parcel to St. John's Arch, and I will give you half' I went with him to Old Street; he went away and came back with the parcel. I helped to carry it, and the policeman came and stopped us."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Denby's Defence.</hi> That statement is quite right.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GARLICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous con
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<hi rend="italic">having then been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GARLICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-463-18740713 t18740713-463-punishment-10"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DENBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-463-18740713 t18740713-463-punishment-11"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILLIAM PUDDIFOOT</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18740713-464-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18740713-464-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740713-name-84" type="surname" value="YARROW"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740713-464-offence-1 t18740713-name-84"/>Washington Yarrow</persName>, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARMSWORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740713-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740713-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740713-name-85" type="surname" value="YARROW"/>
<interp inst="t18740713-name-85" type="given" value="WASHINGTON"/>WASHINGTON YARROW</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 47, London Wall—on 30th June, about 10.40, I was in Camomile Street—as I was walking in the road the prisoner sprang from a door opposite, and without saying a word, I saw his hand up, and he struck the knife in my cheek—he then retired to the doorway, without saying anything, and sat himself on the doorstep from which he had emerged—I did not lose sight of him at all—I spoke to a policeman immediately, on the spot, and he was arrested—the wound I received was 2 1/4 inches long, across the cheek—I lost a deal of blood, and have the scar now—I had never seen the prisoner before—he was tipsy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Can you swear I am the man that came out of the door-way?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and I saw you return again to the doorway; I never lost sight of you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-86" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAWKES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 927). On 30th June, about 10.30, I was on duty in Camomile Street—I saw the prisoner there—he had been drink
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<p>but knew perfectly well what he was about—he spoke to me, and said "I have been robbed"—I said "Of what?" he said "Of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—he had spoken to a policeman in reference to it—I said he had better
<hi rend="italic">go to</hi> the station, and lay his complaint there—he asked where it was—I directed him—he said "I will make somebody pay for this; I will have somebody's blood, if I swing at Newgate for it"—I said "Do you know what you are talking about I You are very foolish"—he said "Yes, I know what I am talking about"—I said "You do as I tell you; go to the station"—he then went away—on next coming round the beat, about 10.45, he was in the act of-sitting on a doorstep—I saw him get up and cross the road—at that time the prosecutor was passing on the opposite side, and the prisoner walked across the road and struck him in the face—two young men ran and laid hold of the prosecutor—the prisoner returned to the doorstep that he had started from—I went to him, and said "What have you been doing?"—he said "Nothing; I have been sitting here these ten minutes, smoking my pipe"—he was then putting a pipe in his mouth—the prosecutor said "I charge that man with assaulting me"—he was covered with blood—seeing the blood streaming from him, I took hold of one of the prisoner's wrists, and asked one of the young men to seize the other, and I took this knife from his left outside coat pocket—I took him to the station, and the prosecutor was conveyed to the hospital—the knife was opened, and it was damp with some red stains—the prisoner said that he never had a knife; somebody must have put it into his pocket—when the charge was read over to him, he said "Well, I have not been robbed, unless you robbed me; but I have got your number, and I will wait on you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you swear that I am the man that came up to you and told you I had been robbed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-87" type="given" value="WALTER ALFRED"/>WALTER ALFRED WARD</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the Metropolitan Free Hospital—on 30th June the prosecutor was brought there, suffering from an incised wound on the left side of the face—there was a considerable quantity of blood on his clothes, in front—the wound was just over 2 inches in length, but not of any very great depth—it was not in itself very serious, but in wounds of that nature there is always great risk of erysipelas or abscess—he has gone on well—this knife was brought to me by the constable the same evening—it was quite wet with what I believe to be blood—it is such a knife as would inflict such a wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On this night I had come from Broad Street Railway Station. I had only had one glass of ale, and at the top of the street I had a glass of wine. I went down St. Mary Axe, on my way to the Sailor's Home. A young man came up to me, and said "I have been robbed." I said "Where? He pointed down the corner, and asked me to come with him; I refused. He said "Have you any hard?" I said "Yes, but I have no knife." He said "Here is a knife" I took the knife from his hand. He looked over his shoulder, and said "Here is the so-and-so I have done for." He went across the road, and asked me to follow him, and I was close at his heels when the policeman came up and asked what I had been doing, and took the knife out of my hand. I "did not notice the prosecutor, and did not know till next morning whether it was a man or a woman that had been injured.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18740713-465-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing one watch of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-90" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOWDEN</persName> </hi>. I am an usber at Worship Street Police Court—on Saturday night, 20th June, about 11.15, I was at the arrival platform at the Moorgate Street Station, leaving a train that had just arrived—the prisoner and two others got out of the same train, and passed out at the wicket gate before me, leaving some three persons between me and them—they immediately turned round to the left of the wicket gate, which was bolted halfway—the prosecutor was leaning with his arm on the gate, smoking his pipe—they all three surrounded him—I tried to get through to secure the three, but I was not able to do it—the prisoner took a watch from the prosecutor's left waistcoat pocket, and passed it to one of the other two men, who immediately tried to make his way behind the pro
<lb/>secutor—the prosecutor turned sharp round, and seized him with his right hand, and as I rushed up
<hi rend="italic">to size</hi> him on the left, he threw the watch between my legs on to the platform, among the people's feet—I called out for someone to pick it up, which they did, and gave it to one of the railway officials—I still kept hold of the man, and assisted the prosecutor and a constable with him to the station—at the station I gave a description of the prisoner—on 8th July I was sent for to the station, and saw the prisoner in the yard there, amongst eleven others, and I picked him out—he had the same coat on, and the same coat over his arm, but instead of a hat he had on a French peaked cap—I have not the slightest doubt of him; I would have picked him out of a thousand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not hear any argument going on before I saw the watch taken—you went straight up to the prosecutor, snatched his watch, and passed it to the other man—his name was Cook, and he has been convicted and sentenced to six months—there were three of you together—the third man was stopped on the third stair, and brought back by the policeman, but he was let go, as I did not see him take the watch—you were let go as well.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was standing close to the barrier that led on to the arrival platform—there was an argument taking place there concerning a man who had not paid his fare—I. stood listening to it—there was a second man taken, he was let go at the top of the stairs leading into the street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi>, 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES McQUEEN</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor, and have lately been living at 21, Pigot Street, Limehouse—on 21st July I was at the Pigot Arms, twenty doors from where I live—I was by myself having something to drink—the prisoner was there drinking with some prostitutes; I believe they were—he asked me for a glass, and I gave him one—it was then about 11.40—he said "Come along old boy, I will see you home"—I said "There is no occasion for that"—he said "You had better come with me, and I will go away home"—I said "I will go by myself"—we were then outside—he kept jostling me and took me by the arm—I crossed the street, and accidently took the Wrong turning—I said "I have got into the wrong street," and as soon as I turned round he hit me a violent blow on the eye, and I went down on my knees—I think he had brass knuckles on, it was something harder than his hand—I got up and caught him by the throat, and another man came up with a life-preserver or a staff, and partly broke my jaw, and knocked me right over on my side—while I held the prisoner by the throat he snatched away my watch and part of my chain—this is the other piece, it has been cut off—I have never seen the watch since—as soon as I was knocked over they ran away—I got up and ran after them after lying insensible for a few seconds—I found a policeman and I described them to him—I went to the East India Road Station, and made a charge, and a policeman went with me to a detective's house, and I went with the detective to house in Limehouse, where we found two men in bed—the detective touched one of them and said "Here you get up"—I said "I don't know that man," but when the prisoner put his face up, I said "That is the man who robbed me—this was two and a half or three hours after the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was about twenty minutes in the public-house—I was not sober, but I was not drunk—I managed to take the wrong turning—I was not half drunk; when I have taken a glass of beer I am not sober, yet I am not drunk with a dozen glasses—I had had five or six glasses of beer between 5 and 12 o'clock that night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Pigot Arms—on Wednesday night, 1st July, I saw the prosecutor there for an hour and a quarter—he treated the prisoner to a glass of ale—the prisoner had been refused admission to the house on several occasions—McQueen was not drunk when he left at 11.45—the prisoner followed him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gross-examined.</hi> McQueen was not perfectly sober—I had served him with I think three glasses—nobody ever has too much when I am in the bar—seven or eight people were in the bar.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer K</hi>). On 2nd July, about 1.30 a.m., McQueen was brought to me by a constable—he had evidently had some</p>
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<p>drink, but he knew quite well what he was about—he described a man to me, from which description I took him to 17, New Street, Limehouse, where we found the prisoner and another man in bed, the prisoner was nearest to the wall—the other man jumped up and McQueen said "It was not that man"—I then awoke the prisoner and told him to look up, and McQueen said "That is the man that took my watch—on the way to the station the prisoner said "You will have to prove it"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Clerkenwell in September</hi>, 1867,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to seven years penal servitude, to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm, Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740713-473-offence-1 t18740713-name-114"/>John Rogers Herbert</persName>, in the form of six letters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The alleged libels consisted of six letters, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Her
<lb/>bert and Mr. Ryan. They were of a very offensive character, containing such expressions as "dastardly rascal," a "cur of the worst breed, the town rings with your filthy doings" &c., and complaining that Mr. Herbert had been the means of preventing his receiving employment from the Government, and had defrauded and cheated him in respect to a house in which he (the defendant) had been employed as architect by Mr. Herbert.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-115" type="given" value="KEZIAH"/>KEZIAH HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Rogers Herbert, the Royal Academician, and live with him at the Chimes, Kilburn—I received this letter marked "A" with the postmark, March 25th—I opened it and read part of it, and then gave it to Mr. Herbert—I also received this second letter, marked "B"—I opened that, but I did not read it at the time, because I saw it was for my husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gross-examined.</hi> I have known Mr. Pugin a great many years, since he was quite a boy—I knew his family also, quite well—the prisoner has always been a man of extremely excitable temperament—I remember going down to Ramsgate before the house, the Chimes, was built, and a conversation with reference to it took place there, but I did not hear much of it—the house was finished, I think, at the end of 1868—it was commenced in the beginning of that year—I always understood that a man named Hodgson was the builder—I Lave heard something about an action being brought against my husband by Mr. Pugin in May, 1873—I don't know whether, prior to that, there had been a proposal to refer all matters in dispute to arbitration—I heard about arbitration, but I don't really know—I did not know that after the house was finished, Mr. Pugin offered to buy it back—I have heard something about it lately in some of these extraordinary letters that he has written—I have heard that the estimate for the building of the house was very much less than what it cost to build, but I don't know it as a fact—I don't know what it cost to build the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-116" type="given" value="ARTHUR COMPTON"/>ARTHUR COMPTON RYAN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor at Lincoln's Inn Fields, and I was engaged as solicitor for a gentleman who had some dispute with Mr. Pugin—I defended the action—I know Mr. Pugin's signature—I received</p>
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<p>this letter marked "C," which I opened and read—I gave Mr. Herbert a copy of the letter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not brought any charge of libel against Mr. Pugin—I was advised as long as the letters were personally abusive that I should put up with them, and I have done so—I have known Mr. Pugin by sight for many years, but I did not know him except as the plaintiff in the action I defended—I have seen him excited, but I am excited myself sometimes—he has persisted in writing to me, and I told him and his then solicitor that any letter he chose to write to me I should not answer—he has persisted till yesterday and the day before—these are the letters—I was the solicitor for the Rev. Mr. Molloy, of Hanley, in an action brought against him by Mr. Pugin—that action went on for some years; I think nearly three years—he claimed commission as architect and as builder also—the action ultimately went to arbitration, having been in existence nearly three years—there were an immense number of items—the case was called on for trial about 3.30, before Mr. Justice Brett, and when he saw the items he said he thought it had better go to arbitration, and it was referred to Mr. R. E. Turner—the particulars delivered in the action were about 138 folios—I don't consider that that arbitration was decided in favour of Mr. Pugin—we had to pay the costs of the whole of the action, but let me explain how it was—we had certainly to pay the costs of the trial, that follows from
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> award—my clients had to pay their own costs of the reference and one-third of the plaintiff's costs—Mr. Pugin recovered 69
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of the commission on his contract.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I considered that was a successful termination for my client—I defeated Mr. Pugin's claim to the extent of nearly 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the award of 69
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the action carries the costs—97
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of his claim was disallowed—we desired a full inquiry in open Court, and the judge referred it—there was not much delay in the reference.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-117" type="given" value="JOHN ROGERS"/>JOHN ROGERS HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I live at the Chimes, Kilburn—I am a Royal Academician—I have known the defendant since he was a boy—I knew his father perfectly well—he was a friend of mine—I was desirous a few years ago of building a house for myself at Kilburn—I said to Mr. Pugin "I wish to build a house; I have bought some land, but," I said "I don't want an architect, I want the house to be an expression of my own mind, and if I make the drawing will you see to the construction of a portion of it?"—he said "I shall be only too happy"—I made drawings of my own idea, and Mr. Pugin acted as my architect—the drawings were my own, and he was not to alter them, but to keep to them strictly—he superintended the building—he made some drawings, all of which failed—Mr. Hodgson was the builder—afterwards, when the house was built, disputes arose between Mr. Pugin and myself—I had expressed myself with some disgust before it was finished—he afterwards brought an action against me, and upon the action being brought I consulted my solicitors, Messrs. Field, Roscoe, & Co.—I told them my story and put the matter in their hands, and they have had charge of the legal proceedings from that time—I received these letters of the 12th, 17th, and 19th May—they are all signed by the defendant—I have no doubt about it—they are not written by him, but are signed by him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Pugin is a man of excitable temperament from various causes and his natural condition of life—the building was begun, I believe, in 1868—the first conversation did not take place with reference</p>
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<p>to it at the Grange at Ramsgate, his father's house—that was, after he had made copies of drawings which were useless and then they were abandoned, I saying when he made the first failure "Pray, Edward, write to me what I am in your debt and I will send you a, cheque by return of post," and when the second set were sent I said to him "I am sorry you did not let me pay you on the first failure, pray do now and I will send you a cheque by return of post"—he said "I will not allow you to pay me one farthing," because at that time he had caused me inconvenience and the annoyance by his departure from my wishes—there were tenders sent by persons of the first drawings which were abortive and which he said he would lay aside—; they were dismissed by himself as well as by myself as being of no use—the tender on the abortive drawings was not 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., it was much more and for this reason, it was about double the price that he said the house would come to—the first tender for the building as it was afterwards carried out was certainly not from a man of the name of Jackson—there were some: plans originally prepared which afterwards proved abortive-amongst the other tenders there was one by Jackson and it was abortive because it was three times the cost—Mr. Pugin told me the erection of the building would be 2,800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the estimate the builders sent in was something like 7,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or any sum you please—Pugin told me it would cost me 2,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the builder said it would cost from 4,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 5,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the ultimate estimate was 2,403
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that was a tender made by Mr. Hodgson—they were not pretty much the same drawings as had been originally sent in—Mr. Pugin abandoned the first drawings and withdrew them and" refused to let me pay, and then he drew the plans from my own drawings of the house which cost so much less, and the tender was 2,403
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—during the time the house was building, I was not constantly requiring extras to be added, on the con
<lb/>trary said "Make no change whatever, keep strictly to the drawings"—it is not correct that I continually required windows to be made very nearly double their size—probably the doors were made a little larger than the specification required—there were two windows which I said "Make six inches wider if you like"—I required a chapel to be erected, but that was in the original drawing—there was no specific tender made by Mr. Hodgson for the chapel—it was a room and not more than a room, and I had to put the altar in it—I have paid the contract short of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I paid 2,400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., leaving 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and, indeed, I thought I had left much more, because I was warned not to pay so much—I did not know that Mr. Pugin was under guarantee to Mr. Hodgson that if the cost of the work exceeded what he had tendered for he was to make it good—I know that now—he states that he has paid 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of that guarantee to Mr. Hodgson—an action was brought against me by the defendant, and he has been delay
<lb/>ing it from time to time—I don't recollect the dates at all—I placed them in the hands of my lawyers, Messrs. Field, Roscoe & Co.—I don't remem
<lb/>ber that the claim he made against me was in respect of money he had paid to Hodgson—the action has been delayed by him ever since it has been going on—I heard that the defendant had fled to America, and I made application at Judges Chambers, requiring Mr. Pugin, as plaintiff, to find security for costs—I made an affidavit in respect of one of those appli
<lb/>cations to the effect that he was going to leave the country—I swore that John Powell informed me that Mr. Pugin was about to leave the country and go to America, where it was his intention to reside for eighteen months or two years—I also swore that he was altogether without means, and would</p>
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<p>have to be supported by his friends whilst absent in America—I swore that because I had been told that by his brother-in-law—I did not know as a fact that at the time I swore that affidavit that he had gone to America, he was going, and I made an affidavit that he was going, and it was to get security for costs before he fled—from the time I dismissed him as architect he has sent me messages calling me a liar, and stating that I had defrauded him—the first of these letters is March 25th, but I had received letters before that, and they annoyed me enormously before that—I am a man of peace, and therefore would not feel disposed to commit an assault upon him—of course I am not ignorant of the number of times he has been before Police Courts, and I must feel that he has stained his father's name, and I do feel very strongly although I don't express myself so—I have not said that I was in possession of material that would send him to Portland and the bulks—I was dining with a friend of mine and a French friend, and after dinner we were talking together upon the subject, and I said I had consulted an eminent lawyer who said that the affair would be sufficient to send him to prison—I did not use the words, my lawyers "regard it as a fraudulent attempt to get money from me for which he ought to be sent to prison"—I have not said that I would prevent him from getting any work from Government, certainly not—I said his own acts stood in his way, and it was his own acts that would deprive him of them and not mine—I did not say that I would call the attention of those in power to his work, and he would not get work—I did speak to Mr. Gladstone about the extreme worry and annoyance I had gone through, but I said nothing to Mr. Glad
<lb/>stone which would affect him as one who he would receive public work from—he was a competitor for some work, but there was not one who said "We can trust him," and they would not put him on—I am sorry to say that—I did not say that to Mr. Gladstone—I don't know that there was any conversation about this matter at all—I told Mr. Gladstone that he had given satisfaction, being an architect and builder too.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I heard something about his liquidating his affairs, but I confess I know so little law that I don't know the difference between liqui
<lb/>dation and bankruptcy—I was at a friendly dinner at the club and they were my intimate friends on both sides, and I repeated what Mr. Field had told me.</p>
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<p>for Government work—I have been requested on both sides to attend here to-day, and I hope I may discharge those calls.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I rather think Mr. Pugin and I became acquainted at the time of the South Lancashire election—I believe it was at Lady Beauchamp's—I have not seen a great deal of him during late years—I have had communications with him, which have always been of a friendly character—I should call him a man of warm emotions—some people say that of me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Jury found that the Defendant sent the letters, and considered them most scurrulous, but did not consider that they amounted to a libel.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I can't swear that they are the shawls you had under your arm.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 622). I was called to 47, Friday Street, and the prisoner was given into my custody for attempting to steal six shawls from the first floor warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence stated that he was going about buying paper and went up into the warehouse, and as he came out he was taken hold of and charged with attempting to steal the shawls, which he knew nothing about.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-474-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in March</hi>, 1868—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740713-475-offence-1 t18740713-name-126"/>Harrison Frodsham</persName> and another.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—With intent to enable another person to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-127" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MOORE</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 84, Strand, with Mr. Harrison Frodsham as watch manufacturers—my predecessor was Charles Frodsham, and he used a particular trade mark "Charles Frodsham, 84, Strand, London"—upon succeeding to that business I purchased it and the right to put his name on the watches—that license was in writing from the trustees—in purchasing the business I purchased the license—we now use the name Charles Frodsham and put it on all our watches—we sell watches besides those of our own manufacture, but we put "Examined by Charles Frodsham"—we do not put the name on any watches that we have not either made ourselves or examined, and we also put "84, Strand, London"—in the beginning of March last Mr. Ford of the Poultry brought a watch to be repaired—I produce that watch—it is marked "Charles Frodsham, 84, Strand, London, 14881"—there was no name on the face—it had had a name but it was rubbed off—it is the custom to mark the principal parts of the watch inside, and that should correspond with the number on the watch—the number on the case is 438, and the number on the watch is 75438—I took the watch to pieces when it was brought to me to be repaired—I made that watch for Mr. Lloyd in November, 1865—I never saw it from that time until I saw it in the Strand—when I made it I was carry
<lb/>ing on business in St. John Street Road—I have the book here relative to that watch—the manufacturing number which I stamped on the works of that watch when I made it was 75438—the date is November 10th, 1865—at that time I was not a member of the firm of Frodsham—I have only been so three years—I put the name on that watch of "W. J. Lloyd, London"—there is a slight mark on this plate of the beginning of the letter "N" for the word "number," that is all, the other has been filed and taken out—my employer was Mr. Lloyd—the number I engraved for him was 5438 instead of 75438, leaving out the 7—when I manufacture for a small maker I put on a smaller number—it is not a consecutive number in Mr. Lloyd's books—I am able to say positively that was the identical watch that I made—Lloyd is a watchmaker, and inasmuch as it would have looked suspicious for Lloyd's number to have been 75438 I left out the 7—throughout the works the number 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 75438, but the number that is seen is 5438—I had dealings with Mr. Frodsham before I went into his business, when he put his name upon a watch which he had not made himself, after the watch was completed he would spend 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more in timing it and examining it—he would not even trust to me to finish them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> In 1865 I was a manufacturer for the trade—the name of Lloyd was put on the watch although it was not made by Lloyd at all—I am not aware of another Frodsham at the Royal Exchange—there is a firm of Parkinson and Frodsham in Change Alley, and my predecessor was a son of that Mr. Frodsham—"Parkinson & Frodsham" is their mark, and the mark of our firm is "Charles Frodsham"—there is no Charles Frodsham in existence—there is Harrison Frodsham, the son of Charles, and we call ourselves Charles Frodsham, 84, Strand, and I say we purchased the right of so describing ourselves—it is a conveyance by the trustees to us—I have not got that conveyance here—my mark in 1865 was 75438—I and my predecessor had manufactured that number of watches.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I came into the present business in August 1871—I think Charles Frodsham died at the latter end of 1870—I saw him in 1869—we continued from 1871, when I went into the business, up to the present, time, to use the name of "Charles Frodsham, 84, Strand"—sometimes we used the name of Arnold—I purchased Mr. Arnold's business—there is no one else there But myself and Mr. Frodsham—the name is well known in the trade.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker at St. John Road, Hoxton—in 1865 my father carried on business in the same place and I had the management—he had to make a watch for Mr. Adams, and Mr. Moore made it—I saw it delivered to my father—at that time the name W. J. Lloyd was engraved upon the plate—the number on the plate was 5438, and that on the different parts of the watch was 75438—that was stamped under the dial—this is the watch that Mr. Moore delivered to my father in 1865—it came back in 1868 for repairs—the value of the watch when it was made was 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was asked at Clerkenwell what would have been the value of it with Mr. Frodsham's name upon it, and I stated it would be from 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more, but I find that Charles Frodsham's price was 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was led by public opinion—I am quite ignorant of Charles Frodsham's price—I can't see the "W. J. Lloyd" engraved on the watch now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is not on the watch now—it was on the plate but the plate is thin in one place now—I suspect it has been removed in order for another name to appear.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you perfectly satisfied, notwithstanding the removal of the name, that it is the identical watch that came into your hands?—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the number under the dial is 75,438, and my father always had the first figure cut off—he never would have more than four figures on the upper plate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-129" type="given" value="CHARLES FREDERICK"/>CHARLES FREDERICK ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 10, Coleman Street, and am surveyor to the Great Eastern Railway Company—In 1865 I purchased a gold watch from Mr. Lloyd, the father of the last witness, and from that time I had it in my possession uninterruptedly—this is the watch—the number is 5,438—in 1868 I let it fill off the table, and sent it to Mr. Lloyd to be repaired—he had it for some time, and then I had it back again, and I had it in my possession till October, 1872, when it was stolen as I was getting in the railway carriage at Leicester Railway Station—I communicated with the police the next morning—I did not then remember the number myself, and sent to Mr. Lloyd for it—he had given me the number when I bought it, and it also had his name on it—I feel no hesitation about its being the watch, for I had another one made just like it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. As far as</hi> my belief goes it is my watch—I am not a watchmaker, and I can only tell from its being an old friend, having seen it a great many times, and wound it up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-130" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD FORD</persName> </hi>. I am a shirt manufacturer in the Poultry—I purchased this watch of a Mr. Turner, who keeps the Blue Coat Boy, Islington, on Whit Monday, 1873—I took it to Frodsham's, 84 Strand, in the following March—at the time I purchased it it had Charles Frodsham's name upon it; that is the reason I took it there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 15 guineas for it; I can't tell you which—the name is taken off now, but I think I should know it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-131" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TURNER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Blue Coat Boy, Islington—I sold Mr.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the watch at that time was in pawn at Smith & Dymond's, Newgate Street for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—at the time I took it out of pledge it had the name of Frodsham on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't recollect anything else on it—Frodsham's name was on the dial—I don't recollect the name of any street—I bought the watch because it was represented to me as being one of Frodsham's make—I bought the ticket from Smith, I should say about fifteen months ago, and I sold it six or nine months afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-132" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BASSINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a watch engraver, at Charles Street, North
<lb/>ampton-square—I engraved on the plate of this watch "Charles Frodsham, 84, Strand, London, 14881"—the prisoner employed me to do that—I think it was the first or second week in December, 1872—there was no name on it then—it had been taken out, but I did not see that until it was re-gilt, as it was so cleverly taken out—three or four days after engraving that, the defendant brought me this gold watch case—it had a portion of a number on, but it had been rubbed out—he wanted me to alter the number to correspond with the number that was on the plate—I did so—it was not in my hand five minutes—I had known Mr. Collingridge some years, and I did not ask a question—if he had been a stranger I should not have done it—it is a common practice for the retail dealer to go to a wholesale dealer, and if they have not one in stock it is common to bring the plate to me and say engrave that name on it—it is rather a serious question for me to ask "Am I right in engraving this name on it?"—if I had known that the prisoner had not Charles Frodsham's authority, I would not have put that mark on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is common for a manufacturing watchmaker to bring watches to me and have the names of different firms engraved upon them; and if I was told to put a dozen names I should do so—of course the num
<lb/>bers go with the names—they tell me to put such a number on the plate—I am not responsible, but the party who brings the plate to me is.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am speaking of new plates, and this was to all appear
<lb/>ance a new plate—I should not put the name of "Charles Frodsham" on an old plate without inquiry—I should think there was something wrong.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-133" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WARMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a watch engraver, of 49, Spencer Street, Clerkenwell—I have known the prisoner some years; about twelve months ago he came and wanted me to engrave "Charles Frodsham, 84, Strand, London" on a plate—I said "Unless you can guarantee it is for the firm I shall refuse to do it"—he said it would be no disgrace to them it was a good watch—I refused, and he left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-134" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 68, Leech Street, Camberwell—I have known the prisoner about two years—I have pawned three or four watches for him on commission—I pawned a watch at Messrs. Smith & Dymond's for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and afterwards sold the ticket to Mr. Turner—I should scarcely know the watch again—I tried to pawn one at Attenborough's, but they would not take it in, and I told the prisoner that they refused because the name of "Charles Frodsham" was a forgery, and that they were a good mind to give me in charge—he said "Oh, they want to make a trouble about these little matters, I can put any name I like on any watch I like to offer."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was examined at the Police Court—I stated there that Mr. Attenborough said he had a good mind to give me into custody, and also that the prisoner said he could put on any name he liked—I</p>
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<p>pledged three or four watches in the course of a week or ten days—I think it was about two years ago that I ceased to hare anything to do with the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-135" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MOORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>), I was a maker in 1865, and made for Mr. Lloyd, and I used at that time to make for Frodsham's, but their's was a higher class of watch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the name of "Charles Frodsham" was not a trade mark within the meaning of the Act of Parliament, the Act requiring that a trade mark should be registered. He also contended that in order to constitute a lawful use of the same there should have been evidence that the executors had disposed to the present firm of the right to continue the use of the original name of "Charles Frodsham</hi>."
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">maintained that apart from all these points there was evidence to go to the Jury of the forgery of the name of "Charles Frodsham</hi>, 84,
<hi rend="italic">Strand," and that from the time of putting the name on the watch it was represented to be made at the business then carried on at</hi> 84,
<hi rend="italic">Strand which would come within the indictment, the prisoner having no authority to use that name.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COMMISSIONER KERR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">decided that it was not necessary to register a trade mark such as this, and that the case must go to the Jury. He also left the following questions to the Jury: Did the prisoner forge the trade mark as a fact; Did he do so with intent to defraud; Did he intend to represent it to be a watch which was made by Charles Frodsham</hi>, 84,
<hi rend="italic">Strand, before his death; or since by the present firm, and was it a trade mark at all in the sense in which he had explained it. To these questions upon the finding of the Jury in the affirmative</hi>, The Court
<hi rend="italic">directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lord Chief Justice Cockburn.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">his wife</hi>)
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-142" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH GARDENER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—on the night of 7th July, about 10.45 I was in the passage leading from the street, in the dark going towards the stairs—I felt my husband take me by the head and pull it back—he was standing against the wall—I thought he was going to kiss me—in putting up my hand I felt that I was bleeding at the throat, not much—I did not feel any cut, I was so excited—I screamed "Murder!" and felt—I felt faint and do not recollect anything "afterwards—I did not see or feel any instrument—we always lived happily until last Christmas—he has been a good father to his children and a good husband to me as far as his means would let him, until this delusion of jealousy took place—he was jealous of a young man who lodged with us, and who left in January or February, and my husband believes that this young man comes to see me when he is away at work at night; he is a journeyman baker—I never gave him any cause for jealousy—the young man never interfered with me, and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not say to you when you up
<lb/>braided me about the young man "George if you talk to me like that there will be murder and I will be hung for you"—the man has never been inside my door since he left—I have always been kind to you and have waited upon you as if you were a gentleman, but you have been very trying.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. FORD</hi>. I live in the same house with the prisoner and his wife—on this night I was in bed—I heard squeaks of "Murder!"—I ran down-stairs and found Mrs. Gardener lying on the floor and the prisoner kneeling over her cutting her throat—I did not see anything in his hand but it was down against her throat—I did not see any blood till a light was brought by a lodger in the back room—I then saw a large gash in the woman's throat—the prisoner said he wished he had done it quite—she was taken into the lodger's room and he rushed in after her—he had not had much drink—he rushed to the door after her, his son took hold of him and pulled him back—he shut up his knife and put it in his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. He had put the knife in his pocket when he rushed after her—when I first came down the passage was dark, I could see what he was doing by the light the lodger brought.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-143" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GARDENER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's son—about 10.45 on the night of 7th July I was in bed—I was awoke by hearing cries of "Murder!"—I immediately jumped out of bed and ran down stairs to give assistance which I thought was needed—I saw my father just in the act of getting up from mother, who was lying on the floor—I saw my father shut the knife, this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—it is a pocket knife which he generally carries—he had been drinking a little but was not properly intoxicated.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. I am a marble polisher—I work all hours, but am generally home of an evening about 8.30—the notion of jealousy was a false delusion on my father's part—I have never seen anything to lead me to think that my mother has been doing anything wrong.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOXALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y R</hi> 47). I was called to the house on this night, and the prisoner was given in my charge for cutting his wife's throat—she was standing in the passage with two clean cuts in her throat—I asked the prisoner where the knife was, and he produced this knife out of his coat pocket; there are stains of blood on the handle now—he was quite sober—the prisoner was standing in the passage smoking a short pipe as if nothing had taken place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-145" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES ANDREWS</persName> </hi>, M.D. I am surgeon to the
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi> division of police—on 7th July, soon after 11 o'clock, I was called to the Pratt Street police-station, and saw the presecutrix there; she was suffering from two wounds across the larynx on the front part of the neck—one was about an inch and a half in length and a quarter of an inch deep—the other was shorter and more superficial; about an inch in length—there was not much bleeding—they are not exactly dangerous wounds, that is, they were in a dangerous situation, but not deep; they were not near the large vessels—they might have been caused by a knife—I have not seen her since—I believe she went to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It would be difficult to cut very deep just there—the cartilage would protect the part; it is not easy to penetrate—a wound might be inflicted that would frighten and alarm, but it would be less dan
<lb/>gerous than elsewhere.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It was not my intention; it was done momentarily in I irritation of temper. I had been drinking all the evening; my mind has been upset since Christmas; I have neither eat, drank, or slept. As to saying I wished I had done it, I said nothing of the kind; I was sorry and rushed to the door to see if I had injured her much.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740713-478-offence-1 t18740713-name-147"/>John Connor</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-148" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Old Rose public-house, St. George's Street—on the night of 12th June the prisoner and deceased were there drinking together with a third man—they were quarrelling—I told them to go outside, which they did—I stood at the door to keep them from coming in—I saw the deceased strike the prisoner two or three times and want to fight him; they were not violent blows—the prisoner said if he gave him one blow that would be enough for him, and he hit him one blow under the nose on the lip; he fell and caught his head against the side of the kerb—I went in and saw no more—they had been drinking, but were not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The deceased had previously been quarrelling with another man—I did not hear you Bay "What is the use of two old
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> quarrelling"—I did not hear you call for a pot of beer and say "You had better quarrel with that"—I would not serve you nor the other houses either—the deceased went on the top of the hill, and said "Come on, you are no man if you don't put up your
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-149" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BRANSDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a cheesemonger, of 58, St. George's Street—on 12th June, about 8.15, I was in the Old Rose, and saw the prisoner and deceased there and another man who the deceased wanted to quarrel with, in fact they were all quarrelling together—I went away and returned again a little after 9 o'clock—the prisoner and deceased were then outside the house quarrelling again—the other man had gone away—the deceased struck the prisoner three or four times, and wanted him to go in the road and fight—the prisoner eventually went into the road; it is a steep hill—they put up their arms to spar, and the prisoner hit the first blow, hit the the deceased under the nose, and knocked him down, his head struck against the kerb, and there he lay insensible.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The stones are very awkward there—it was not dark; there was plenty of light from the public-house—I don't suppose you wished to fight, but you did—you struck him, and he fell straight down with his head against the kerb, and there he lay as if he was dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LYTHE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 325). On the morning of 13th June, about 8.30, I saw the deceased Connor at his house—he was lying in an insensible state on the floor—I assisted to take him part of the way to the hospital, when I met the prisoner and took him into custody—I charged him with assaulting the man—he knelt down on his knees and kissed the deceased, and said "I shall be remanded for a week or two, but I shall get over it," and he made a similar remark at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say We shall get over it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-151" type="given" value="HARRY THOMAS"/>HARRY THOMAS SHAPNEY</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the London Hospital</p>
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<p>—on 13th June the deceased was brought there about 9.30 in the morning—he was totally insensible—I examined him and found a bruise at the back of his head, and a cut through the upper-lip—the bruise might have been caused by a fall on a kerb-stone—he died about 1.30 the same day—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—I found a small fracture of the skull, and he had extravasation of blood pressing on the brain—he died from the effect of it—the fracture tore across one of the small arteries—he was a well
<lb/>nourished man and all the organs were healthy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only saw two places, the bruise on the back of the head and the cut on the lip, the lip was entirely cut through—you were a patient at the hospital about four weeks before this with a fractured arm—it was the right arm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence stated that he had only struck the blow in self-defence after being four or five times struck by the deceased, who had greatly provoked him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLAN
<lb/>TINE</hi> for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-155" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DODMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a draper of 93, Holloway Read—on 8th June I went to bed about 12.10—the shop and house were properly closed and a pane of glass between the shop and the dwelling-house was perfect—I came down next morning about 7.50 and found the kitchen door open, which had been locked and the kitchen shutters and windows were open—the drawers had been taken out in the kitchen and strewed about the place—the door leading from the sitting-room to the back garden was open—the pane of glass between the sitting-room and the shop had been cut out and the shop door opened from the shop side by taking the screws out of the lock—a person could get through where the pane of glass had been—the opening was 2 feet wide by 1 foot 6 inches—I missed four pieces of silk amounting to 59 1/2 yards, some money from the till, and this meerschaum pipe (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from a little bag on the sitting-room wall—I identify this piece of silk 13 1/2 yards (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I went with Detective Witham to Mr. Robert's of Old Street, Shoreditch, but the prisoner was not there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me in or near your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was a man in the shop the night before very much resembling you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-156" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HILL</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Dodman's partner—I went to bed at 12.10—I can corroborate him as to the state of the premises—I went down about 7.45 in the morning and found the premises as he has described—I identify this silk; this pipe which was pawned with it is mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-157" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Cassel, a pawnbroker of 155, Brick Lane, Bethnal Green—on Saturday evening, 13th June, about 7.30 the prisoner came in and offered me this piece of silk—I am quite sure the</p>
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<p>prisoner is the man—he asked for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it, and said that he bought it at Rotherham's in Shoreditch—having received, information I stopped it and he ran away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-158" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LATHAM</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, a pawnbroker, of 144, Hoxton Street—I produce 7 yards of silk pawned on 9th June for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by the prisoner in the name of Joseph Martin—this ticket is my writing—the prisoner pledged this pipe at the same time for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the same name and address.</p>
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<persName id="t18740713-name-159" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-159" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BARKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Roberts, a pawnbroker of 243, Old Street—I produce 13 yards of silk pawned by the prisoner on 9th June in the name of James Turner, 6, Hoxton Street, for 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you state at first that you could not swear I "was the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I picked you out at the station from fifteen or twenty others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-160" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FRANCIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 23). On "Saturday, 13th June, about 7.45 p.m., I saw the prisoner in Club Row running very fast, he was almost exhausted, people were shouting "Stop him"—I stopped him and asked him what he was running for—he said "It is all right, governor, I have only had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>"—he tore his coat in trying to get away—I said "You will have to go back with me, I am a policeman in plain clothes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> After I arrived at the station did not I ask you to go to the Unicorn public-house to find the man who gave me the silk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but nothing had been said about silk—the other constables did not laugh at it—there were not thirty constables there, only two.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-161" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WITHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer Y</hi>). On Sunday morning, 14th June, about 1 o'clock, I was at the Caledonian Road Station—the prisoner was brought there charged with breaking and entering the prosecutors' premises and stealing this silk—he said "I don't see how you can charge me with breaking and entering; you may charge me with unlawful possession; two men in the Unicorn public-house, Shoreditch, asked me to go and pledge the silk"—I said "Two other pawnbrokers identify you as pledging the silk, and also a pipe, how do you account for that?"—he said "They are liars."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> When I was taken to the station I asked them to send a constable at once, and gave a description of the man.; they made a jest of it and hissed me—I went to the Unicorn to get a glass of stout and a man asked me to do him a kindness to run down to Ellis', the pawnbroker's, in Brick Lane—I said "Why don't you go yourself?"—he said "It is only a piece of silk my wife bought;" after a little persuasion I took it there—the young man asked me some particular question, and there was whispering—I thought there was something wrong and walked out of the shop—I was running to the man at the Unicorn when I was taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-162" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DODMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). There is a door between the shop and the dwelling-house independent of the pane of glass which was cut out</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at Clerkenwell in April</hi>, 1865,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and some stamps—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the money and stamps are in it—I saw the prisoner running away and called out "That man has got my purse"—Mr. Swann ran after him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were there not more people against you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only our own children and ladies.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-170" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES OATES</persName> </hi>. I am cab-inspector of Ludgate Hill Station—the prisoner was given into my custody, and I took him to Fleet Street station—he said that he did not have the purse, another man took it and got clear away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 491). On 9th June, I took the prisoner to the Moor Lane Station, and found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him—I showed it to him, and he said that there ought to be 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. more—I held it out to him and he counted it into my hand—he then said "I must have lost it"—I asked Wells whereabouts he picked the purse up, went back there, and found three halfpence on the line—he gave a false address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I gave you my brother's address—it is false about the three halfpence—I never said anything about it—it is his own money which he put there and then said that it was mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Other people have committed a crime and I have got blamed for it—I am an orphan and have been led away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Clerkenwell in February</hi>, 1873,
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<p>for seven minutes, till a policeman came, and then gave him in charge—I looked about the road and found my chain within a few feet of where we had been struggling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was coming along with a jug and you both caught hold of me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, you had no jug.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 181). I came up while the struggle was going on, and the prisoner was given into my custody—he was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was standing as quiet as could be.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No you were struggling with them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Clerken
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Johnson</persName>, to which he</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FORD</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of Westminster—the prisoner is my mother—on 8th July, between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening, I went to Old Pye Street, Westminster, to see a young girl—my mother came to the door—another woman opened it and said "Johnnie, it is your mother"—I said "Don't let her in"—but she came in and fell on the floor in a fainting fit—she recovered and then we had a quarrel—I tried to get the young woman out of the room—my mother seized a large carving knife which was on the table and tried to stab me two or three times—I got her by the wrist and she
<hi rend="italic">Jobbed</hi> me twice in the face with the knife—I went to the hospital and it was sewed up—it is not well yet—I gave her in custody that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You know what a rascally bad son you are to me—you know I am always in the workhouse, and your poor old father also because you won't support us—I knocked at the door and the prostitute you live with who has not long come out of prison was there—you put your arm across my throat and dashed me on my back—I did not faint but you threw me down.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not strike or push you—Costello did not come between us and say "Johnnie, don't ill-use your mother any more"—nor did I
<hi rend="italic">shove</hi> her and drive you into the passage—I do not remember trying to strangle you six weeks before and causing those lumps in your throat, or throwing you across the bed and breaking your ribs so that you were six weeks in the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have not the slightest recollection of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not the slightest.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, keep quiet"—he said to me "You go out of the room, she is a very dangerous woman, I know her better than you"—I did not see him strike her—I did not see her take the knife up—</p>
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<p>he said "Go out of the room," and I went into the yard, and a little girl came and spoke to me—I did not see him take the prisoner by the throat and strike her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Is not my son living with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not see him strike you—I was having my tea and you threw a cup of tea at him off my table—I was not drunk—I almost fell on the fire to get out of your way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-183" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at Old Pye Street—I was in this room when the prisoner knocked at the door—when she came in she threw herself on the floor—I am sure of that—her son said "Sarah, get her out of your room"—when she got up off the floor she took a cup of tea off the table and threw it; she then seized him by the throat—I did not see her take the knife but they were struggling together when I went out of the room—I afterwards saw him bleeding at the street door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not he deliberately put his fingers and thumb on my poor throat and dash me on the floor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-184" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was called, and Ford brought me this knife—he was bleeding very much—the prisoner was close behind him, and he said "My mother has stabbed me, I shall give her in custody"—she said "Yes, that is my son, he is going to lock me up"—she was drunk—Williams was quite sober, Costello was the worse for drink, the prosecutor was quite sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You can't tell when he is drunk and when he is sober, he is do quiet with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am very sorry I came out of the workhouse that day to get into such a scrape. Will you let my daughter come in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-185" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN FORD</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter—last Thursday I went to my brother
<hi rend="italic">Jack's</hi> place, and he said "Look what your mother has done"—Costello said "John, it is your own fault, you struck your mother first, and knocked her down"—he never said a word to that, and she said "John, you ought to be ashamed of yourself, knocking your mother down"—she has been a good mother to us, and we are ten children—I remember the time he cracked his mother's ribs, and she was ill six weeks—that is the truth.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740713-485-offence-1 t18740713-name-190"/>Henry Froud</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<p>the captain of the ship—he went and brought it back filled up and signed, and upon the faith of that he received his board and lodging from us, and he consumed food and beer, and so on—he was there just a mouth—on 12th May he brought this letter and presented it at the clothing depart
<lb/>ment" Please be so kind as to let apprentice Martin have trousers and coat," and on the faith of that he was supplied with those articles—this is the receipt, signed by him, showing that he received them—he stopped till the 29th—he was discovered as being connected with something suspicious, and he left without giving us any notice as he ought to have done—this letter was received from him while he was in prison.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">South Australia</hi>, belonging to Messrs. Devitt and Moore's line of packets, lying in the South West India Docks—the prisoner does not belong to that ship—this John Bruce is not my signature—I did not authorise anybody to sign it for me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-193" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FROUD</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer at 43, Cotton Street, Poplar—on 29th May the prisoner came to me and said he had just come from the theatre and wanted lodgings—he said he belonged to Devitt and Moore's firm, to the ship
<hi rend="italic">South Australia</hi>, lying in Soame's Dry Dock—we believed his story and took him in, and he had food in our house—I saw him on Saturday afternoon in an uniform which was not Devitt and Moore's, and spoke to him about it—he said his uniform was being repaired, and that he belonged to Devitt and Moore's firm, the
<hi rend="italic">South Australia</hi>, Captain Bruce—I went on Sunday morning to Soame's Dry Dock and found that he did not belong to her at all—I told him so at dinner time, and I was so put about with his conversation and the stories he was telling that I went upstairs to get out of his sight, and he went away, and I never saw him till Tuesday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I knew nothing of
<hi rend="italic">it</hi>; it was the second mate of the vessel wrote the order and told me to go there—I gave the name of the ship
<hi rend="italic">South Australia</hi>, instead of
<hi rend="italic">Ben Nadar.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-485-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in No
<lb/>vember</hi>, 1873—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-196" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARMSWORTH</persName> </hi>. On the night of 7th June I was waiting at the corner of Princes Street, opposite the Mansion House, with my wife to put her into the omnibus—I felt the prisoner in front of me and I felt his hand at my pocket, and I caught hold of him directly—I said "I have lost my watch, you have got it"—he said "I have not got your watch, what do I want with your watch 1" and he was going away—I said "No you don't go away," and stopped him, and kept hold of him till we got to the first house in Princes Street by the private door of the Union Bank—I only had one hand, as I had an umbrella in the other—he got away—I called "Stop thief" directly—his hat fell off as he ran away—I picked up his hat and found he was stopped a few doors further up, and in the custody of a private clothes policeman without his hat—I said "That is the man," and I was going to lay hold of him again—he said "It is quite right, sir, I am an officer"—I handed his hat to the policeman—I have not the least doubt about the prisoner—I have not recovered my watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know it was the prisoner's hat that fell off, because</p>
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<p>he was without a hat, and be asked me for it—I saw it come off—it was 11.30 at night—there were plenty of lights there, and there were not a great number of people about—I saw the prisoner before I felt my watch go; and I laid hold of him by his coat collar in a moment—I did not see the watch passed to any one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My watch was safe in my pocket two minutes before—I did not lose the chain, the catch was strained.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-197" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi> 77). On the night of the 7th June, about 11.30, I was in Princes Street in plain clothes—I heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I looked round and saw the prisoner running without his hat, and several people following him crying "Stop thief!"—I caught hold of him and asked him why he was running, what was the matter—he said "A man has stolen my watch"—I said that can't be, for it is safe in your pocket"—he struggled violently to get away—I told him I was a police officer, and I should not allow him to go till I was satisfied—he was wearing a watch—I took it from him when I searched him afterwards—the prosecutor came up with the prisoner's hat in his hand, and said "That is the man who has stolen my watch"—he took his hat and wore it to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He gave his brother's address, and I found it was correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I have no more to say than that the prosecutor has made a mistake."</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-486-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in February, 1867**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-486-18740713 t18740713-486-punishment-33"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CROOME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the prosecution; and</hi> Messrs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE, Q.C., STRAIGHT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-201" type="given" value="TROMAS"/>TROMAS FARNHAM</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Parnall as foreman in the cutting department—Betts has been four years in the service as salesman, and Taylor was for seven or eight years up to November last in my department—he left early in November, and started in business in High Street, Kingsland—up to 12th December last he was a customer at Messrs. Farnham's for ready money, and after that up to 1st June he was a customer on credit—I have seen him there frequently during that time pur
<lb/>chasing of Betts among other salesmen—on 1st June I saw him there making purchases of Betts; on that occasion I particularly noticed them—I saw one piece measured by Betts, not in Taylor's presence, after he had gone—he was with Betts about a quarter of an hour that day—after leav
<lb/>ing Betts, Taylor went into another department and purchased something; I only saw him in one department after Betts—in the course of the after
<lb/>noon I caused inquiries to be made at the entering desk and then went to our head clerk, and also to the packing department; I there found six parcels from Betts' department addressed to Taylor—I took one piece away and measured it, it was 20 yards—it was not the same piece I had seen Betts measure; this is the piece—these are the six pieces (
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<p>that were in the packing-room—after measuring that piece I communi
<lb/>cated with the head clerk, and next morning, 2nd June, I went to a drawer of Betts' in the counter, and found there these two pieces of paper; they are Betts' writing—the sis parcels-were left in the packing-room all night, and were sent to Taylor's next day by Vale, the porter—it is customary for the packers to leave one end of the parcel open—these parcels were not open at one end when I saw them in the packing department—they were all tied over.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. The parcels are sent down to the packer to pack again or to send away—he would not pack them open at one end—he checks the number of pieces; I don't know whether he would close the open end—I saw Taylor buying things in Mr. Williams' department—I believe he took them away with him, but I won't be positive—I believe he also went into the ready-made department; I know he went into two departments besides Betts'; it might have been three—after he had left Betts' de
<lb/>partment, Betts began to measure the cloth for his parcels; I only waited to see one parcel measured—the porter on his floor would take them down to the packer—there was some braid that Betts had given to Taylor and not entered; that braid was fetched from the fitting depart
<lb/>ment, Knocker's—Knocker would not enter that, Betts would—Knocker made a note of it and sent it down; that would be his duty—Knocker would be responsible for the stock in his department at stock-taking—I am not the general foreman, only of the cutting department—there is a manager on the different floors; Betts had his floor to attend to himself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Betts was salesman, and had the looking out of the stuff to send up to the cutters to be cut—he would have charge of the stock on that floor, and anything that he sold or gave out to the cutters from that floor would go from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740713-name-202" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD URAN</persName> </hi>. I am a porter of Messrs. Parnall's—on Monday, 1st June, I received from Betts six parcels of cloth tied up exactly like these—he gave me certain directions in consequence of which I took them down to Hodges the packer with instructions for them to go to Taylor of Kingsland—they were all ready wrapped up in paper when I received them.</p>
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