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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>LUSK, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-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, August 17th, 1874, and following days,</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-2" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>,
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-3" type="given" value="GILLERY"/>GILLERY PIGOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN RICHARD QUAIN</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart, and Sir
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-7" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PATERSON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-9" 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="t18740817-name-10" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriff's 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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Knt., Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LUSK, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two start</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, August</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "I live at 43, Martha Street—I am a shoemaker—I recollect Monday, the 25th May—I saw her (Cronin) at 11.30 at night—I heard cries of police and murder from her—I heard her say 'Will no one go for a con
<lb/>stable, I am bleeding to death'—I looked out of window—I saw the complainant streaming with blood from a cut of the eye—she vowed vengeance against her husband for doing it—she then turned on the land-lord saying 'he has only got one lung, and I will tear that out of him'—I did not send for a constable, I went to bed,"The case was remanded until the next day, and on that day Browning was recalled, and he said in reply to questions by the magistrate "It was on the Monday night I saw this,</p>
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<p>not Wednesday; it was Whit Monday. The complainant is the woman I saw."That was all the evidence—it was read over by the magistrate in the hearing of Browning—he made no remark about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Did I not contradict the statement that I saw her streaming with blood?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No—I think on a subsequent occasion he said "She said she was streaming with blood," but at the time the magistrate read the note over he made no remark—he did afterwards when he was charged with perjury—I am sure it was read over by the magistrate after the evidence had first been given—he was asked if it was correct, and I don't think he made any observation—the magistrate usually says "Is that correct?" and sometimes they say "Yes," and sometimes they do not speak—I am quite sure what I took down was what the man said.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-24" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CRONIN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Cronin, and live in Cable Street—on Wednesday evening, 27th May, a person named Legust assaulted me, about 9.15, at the bottom of Dean Street—she ran behind me and struck me with a street door key on the eyebrow, and called me a b----sow—it cut my forehead, and I bled very much—I was taken to the station house after I gave her into custody—I made a charge against her—a surgeon was sent for, and my wound was attended to at the station—I had no wound or mark over my eye at all before that night when the wound was inflicted—that was the Wednesday after Whit Monday—on the Whit Monday I had some disturbance with my husband about 11.30 or 11.45—he turned me out of the room on to the landing—I went down the stairs and I asked for the baby when I got to the bottom—he gave me the baby at the street door and I went straight to the station house to make complaints of him to see what I could do with him—a constable told me I had no marks of violence, and they could not do anything for me—I after
<lb/>wards went to my sister's, Catherine Keefe—she lives about five minutes' walk off—I stayed there that night, and I did not return to my husband till the Thursday—on the Friday morning I went and gave evidence before the magistrate and described the assault by Sarah Legust—the prisoner was called as one of the witnesses for the defence—it is not true that on Whit Monday night I said I was bleeding to death—I was not bleeding, and I did not say so—I did not vow vengeance against my husband for having wounded me, and I did not make any complaint against him for having wounded me—I did not call out in the street that night after I had got the baby "Police!" and "Murder!"—I went straight to the station house from the street door—Mr. and Mrs. Nodding, who are here, are friends of mine, and saw me on the Tuesday and Wednesday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Every word she has stated now will be contradicted by my witnesses. I am positive she came under my window on Whit Monday night and called "Police and murder," and she said, "Will no kind neigh
<lb/>bour go for a policeman."
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. I never said such words, and I never went near his window—I did not complain of my husband until I went to the station, and then I complained that he attempted to throw me down the stairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-25" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NODDING</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Upper Cornwall Street, and am a rope maker—on the night of Wednesday, 27th May, about 9.15 o'clock, I was at the corner of Dean Street—I saw a crowd of people, and I went to look—I saw the woman Legust take a key from her pocket and open the street door, and then I saw her deliberately take the key from the door and strike Mrs. Cronin over the forehead—I saw the blood flow—the woman ran into the</p>
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<p>house, and Mrs. Cronin sent for a constable, and I came and took her out of the passage—I did not see any blow on Mrs. Cronin's face before she was struck with the key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I ought to have got to work that night, but I did not go.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-26" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN NODDING</persName> </hi> I am the wife of the last witness—I know Mrs. Cronin—I was at my house on the Tuesday in "Whitsun week, the 26th May, about 11.30 in the morning—I spoke to her—at that time she had no wound or bruise upon her forehead—I am quite sure of that—I saw her again on the following evening, "Wednesday, about 8 o'clock—I met her in Dean Street, and spoke to her—she had no wound or bruise or cut on her face at that time—about two hours later the same evening I saw her again—she then had her forehead strapped up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> She had no black eye when I saw her on the Tuesday—she had a little swelling on the face.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-27" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE KEEFE</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Sheridan Street, and am the sister of Sarah Cronin—on Monday night, 25th May, she went home with me to my house about 12.30—she had no cut on her face at that time—she stopped at my place for a fortnight afterwards with me—on Wednesday, 27th May, about 8.50 I was with her in Martha Street, where she lived—she had not any cut on her face then till Sarah Legust came and struck her with a key—I was with my sister when she did it-Sarah Legust struck her with the street-door key over the left eye—it bled very much, and the woman ran in the house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 381). On Wednesday night, 27th May, about o'clock, I was in Martha Street—I saw Sarah Cronin there bleeding from a cut over the eye, and from what she said I took Sarah Legust into custody—she was taken before the magistrate the following day—I saw the wound on Mrs. Cronin's forehead at the Police Station, and I sent for Mr. Mahoney, the surgeon, to examine it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Nothing was said about the key until we got to the station; at the station she said it was done with a key.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-29" type="given" value="LAWRENCE"/>LAWRENCE MAHONEY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, and live at 20, Collett Place, Commercial Road—on the 27th May, about 9.30 at night, I was sent for to the Police Station, and saw Sarah Cronin there—she had a cut extending from the inner corner of the left eyebrow upwards about an inch in length—it was quite recent—it was bleeding at the time—it was such a wound as would be inflicted by a door key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It went through the skin, but had not penetrated to the bone—I don't think a snake keeper ring would inflict such a wound.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-30" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CRONIN</persName> </hi> I am the husband of Sarah Cronin—on Whit Monday I had a quarrel with my wife, and I turned her out of the room on to the landing—I did not strike her, or inflict any injury on her, or cut her at all—she had no wound or injury to the face when I turned her out on to the landing—I afterwards gave her the baby, and she went away—I in
<lb/>quired for her and found she had gone to her left the house" about 10 or 11 o'clock—she did not call murder and police, or say she was bleeding, or vow vengeance against me for wounding her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I had not been fighting with her before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am a widower. I am 64 years of age. On the</p>
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<p>Whit Monday about 11.30 I went to bed, and, after I had been there some little time, I heard someone come out next door. My window was up about three or four inches. I heard them come out next door and call out "Police!" and "Murder!" I did not get out of bed then, but when she said "Is there no kind neighbour will get up and fetch a policeman," I got out of bed and lifted the window up and saw the woman in a stooping position, but I did not see her bleeding. As I opened the window she said, "I am streaming with blood"—after people began to run in all directions I slid down the window, and with that I heard her call out most fearfully against her husband for ill-using her and injuring her, and after that she turned on to the landlord, and she said "He has only got one lung, and I will tear that out of him," and after that I sat in my room till past 1 o'clock and she went on most dreadfully, which my witnesses will prove. Mr. Paget gave me in charge and this woman, for stating what we did, and I have got five witnesses to come to-day, and they will confirm everything we said, and the woman she was with after 12 o'clock got a tremendous black eye that ever you saw in your life; and as for Nodding he was not there at all, he went into work. I have applied for summonses to indict him for perjury; he knows that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-31" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA WATTS</persName> </hi>. I live at 44, Martha Street, St. George's-in-the-East, right opposite where the Cronins lived—on Whit Monday I went to an ex
<lb/>cursion, and I came home just about 12 o'clock—I was bidding a neighbour next door good night when a person came from 41 opposite screaming "Murder and police, will no kind Christian go and fetch a policeman for a poor sinner, no one would help me in the house when my husband was beating me on the stairs with my baby in my arms"—I don't know the name of the woman—I knew her by sight—that is the woman (
<hi rend="italic">Sarah Cronin</hi>)—I did not see any mark on her then—she came and asked for a glass of water, and' it was given to her, and she rinsed her mouth out and spat it in the road—I did not see any blood on her face, it was too dark—she did not leave the street from the time she came out screaming till two policemen drove her away—that must have been about 1.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw her again on the Tuesday in the day time—she had discolouration under the eye—I did not see anything on her forehead—the mark under the eye could not have been caused by a had face or tooth
<lb/>ache—I have had the toothache, but I never had it as bad as that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-32" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 71, Lucas Street, Commercial Road—Cronin lived opposite my mother's house—I saw her on the Tuesday morning after Whit Monday—I was standing at my mother's door when she passed, and she had a bruise underneath the left eye.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see any cut or wound over the eye at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-33" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-33" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHOEBE WATTS</persName> </hi>. I live with Matilda Watts—on Whit Monday night I was standing at my door, when the woman Cronin came out screaming "Murder!" "Police!" and "Will no kind Christian go and fetch a policeman to a poor sinner?"—it was nearly 12 o'clock—after a little while she came across to the neighbours next door and asked for a drink of water—the young woman next door went and fetched a glass and gave it her, and she rinsed her mouth out and spat it outside the door—I did not see any blood on her face at that time—the next morning she had a bruise on her cheek underneath the eye.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see anything of the prisoner—the mark under the eye might have arisen from a swollen face, I could not say—there was</p>
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<p>no mark or cut over the forehead—it was just on 2 o'clock when me and my; daughter went indoors, and the neighbours next door and we left her out
<lb/>side with a mob that she gathered round—two policemen came—I mear she was there just on two hours.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-34" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN CARTER</persName> </hi>. I lodge with Mrs. Watts at 44, Martha Street—on Whit Monday night I was awoke by hearing a noise—I came out of the back room into the front room and opened the window, and I heard Sarah Cronin screaming,"Murder!" and "Police!" and she said, "Is there no kind Christian that will come and help a poor sinner?"—she said her husband was beating her—I saw a crowd round the door—I did not come down stairs—I did not see whether she had any blood, on her face—her hair was hanging down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-35" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA FINK</persName> </hi>. I did live at 42, Martha Street, next door to Mrs. Watts—I was there on Whit Monday night—I and my husband were in bed, and about 11.45 we were woke up with the cries of police and murder—we got up and dressed ourselves and went down to the door, and saw Mrs. Cronin outside with her hair hanging down her back, and she said "Will no kind Christian help a poor sinner?" and she put her hands to her face and said "Look at me, look at me; no one would help me while my husband was beating me with my baby in my arms"—she sat down on the stones for a few moments, and then she got up and came across to me and asked for a glass of water—I went up stairs and got a glass and gave it to her—she drank some and rinsed her mouth out, and gave it back to me—she con
<lb/>tinued her abuse till about 1.45—a few minutes before she left off I went up stairs, but I came down again; I could not sleep.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We had been in bed a few minutes, and we got up, dressed, and came down stairs—we looked out of window first, but we could not sleep and came down—I did not see anything the matter with Sarah Cronin that night only the bruise—I did not see anything of the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-36" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE WILLHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Martha Street—Mrs. Cronin was in my house some time in the evening on Whit Monday—I saw her again after her husband had beat her, and she came out in the street—she made a noise in the street, and then she came to my door and wanted to come in, and my husband said "No, where you made your row you must go and finish it," and she went back to her own door—it was about 12 o'clock as near as may be—her face was all swollen and bruised on the right side—I did not see any blood—I stayed till her sister came and took her home, and then her sister came back and got the gown from her husband from the place where she lived—it was her sister, Catherine Keefe, that took her home, and it was Catherine Keefe came back for her gown, and there was no more noise afterwards—it was about 12.45 she came back—she had taken her home and came back for the gown—Sarah Cronin gave a woman a black eye before that, before her sister Catherine came up—the woman came and persuaded her to go in and she would not go, and she turned round and gave the woman a black eye right at my shoulder—I saw no marks of blood about her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-37" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CRONIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). I did not have any quarrel with any woman at all—she came to give evidence before the magistrate that I gave her that black eye, and the magistrate would not listen to her—it was a make up—I had a swelled face, but I had no bruise.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-38" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE KEEFE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). I took my sister home on Monday night about 11.45—I found her outside her own street door and I</p>
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<p>brought her home with me, and she stopped a fortnight at my place—she had no mark, and she was not bleeding—I went back to get my own gown that was in her room about five minutes afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEASLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-40" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PYER</persName> </hi>. On the 4th June the prisoner was called as a witness for the defence in the case of a person named Legust who was charged with having assaulted Sarah Cronin—she was sworn, and I took notes which I produce—they are correct. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "I live at 27, Martha-street—I am the wife of John Legon, a waterman—I live six doors from the complainant—at 11.45 on Monday night, 25th May, I heard cries of "Murder!" and "Police!"—I went to my door and saw the complainant bleeding from the eye—she said she would lock her husband up for doing it—I saw no con
<lb/>stable there while I was stood there.") That was the evidence on the first day after Browning had been examined—there was an adjournment until the next morning, and she was re-called and she gave this additional evidence in reply to questions by the magistrate. "I am sure it was on the Monday night, Whit Monday—I am quite sure it was complainant that I saw bleeding from a cut over the eye—I am sure she was bleeding—I saw nothing of the disturbance on Wednesday."That was read over to her by the magistrate, and no objection was made—the magistrate asked questions and she answered, and I put the question and answer together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I believed I was telling the truth.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-41" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CRONIN</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated the evidence she gave in the former case, and added</hi>: I never saw the prisoner till she swore against me at the Court—she is a stranger to me—I never spoke to her in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-42" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NODDING</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated his evidence and added</hi>: I only knew Sarah Cronin by sight—she is not a cousin of my wife's that I know of—I don't know whether my wife knew her or not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-43" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN NODDING</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated her evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you a cousin of Sarah Cronin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-44" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE KEEFE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated her evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "It is the words I heard the woman repeat—I saw the woman's eye strapped up on the latter part of the week, and I thought from what she said it was done that night."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did believe, seeing the woman's eye strapped up, that it was what took place on the Monday.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PEILE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The libel was read as follows</hi>: "124, Marylebone Road, 14th May, 1874. To Mr. A. Micklethwaite, 124, Marylebone Road. Sir,—I omitted last night to give you another extract from the last edition of 'Every Man his own Lawyer,' under the head of Landlord and Tenant. My year's tenancy of your rooms dates, therefore, from the date of the expiry of your notice to quit, viz., from the 24th April, 1874, and from that date I can if I choose, (and I do choose, in consequence solely of the reputed Mrs. Micklethwaite's</p>
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<p>disgraceful and cowardly note of last night) remain a year in your house and then prove all the other conditions of your contract with me, but don't be alarmed; you will be met in the County Court on the 21st, and we shall then see whether you and your alleged wife can commit perjury as glibly as I should not be at all surprised at your doing, &c, &c. What your reputed wife is I was told on Sunday night, and the person who informed me declared it to be his intention to set a watch upon her and in time prove her to be what he alleged she had long been and was at present.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MILLAR</hi>, M.D., Surgeon-Major. You little know the kind of man you have to deal with."</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-47" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MICKLETHWAITE</persName> </hi>. I live at 124, Marylebone Road, and am a crinoline manufacturer—I have been married since 1871—I was married by license at Broxbourne—in March this year the Defendant became a lodger at my place—I have become acquainted with his handwriting—these two sheets of paper, marked A and B, are in his writing—the papers were handed to me by my servant, Annie Constant—she rapped at my bedroom door and gave them to me—the Defendant was lodging in my house at that time—this letter was also sent to me on 15th July in the Defendant's writing—before he was committed for trial he was bound over by Mr. Mansfield to keep the peace for six months towards me—that was on the 11th June—he was committed for trial after that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The dispute between us was that I gave him notice to quit and he would not leave—he said he was a yearly tenant—he never said he would quit for the sake of peace—he did not say "I will quit if I am a weekly tenant, and will pay for the last week I am there," and I did not say "You are a yearly tenant, and shall pay me for the whole year"—I gave him notice to quit on 16th April'—on 27th April there was an action in the County Court for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for gas fixings and breach of contract—Dr. Millar was the complainant—it was dismissed by the judge with 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. costs for me—he has entered another action since, and I believe that is now pending in the Court of Common Pleas—I don't know that there is one to be tried in the County Court on the 24th of this month—I have not received any notice—I believe it was on the 16th May there was a summons for an assault—that was when he was bound over to keep the peace—the date of the libel is the 14th of May—I believe the assault was before the libel—on the 22nd May I levied on the defendant's goods—he never proved to me he was a yearly tenant—the judge did not tell me I was wrong—he was non
<lb/>suited—I summoned him for an assault on the 3rd June—he took out a cross summons against me, and they were both heard on 11th June, and were both dismissed by the magistrate—I don't know that he summoned my wife last week for an assault—I was abroad—I have been absent three weeks—this letter is in my handwriting. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated 13th April</hi>, 1874,
<hi rend="italic">and addressed to Mr. R. Millar</hi>). I wrote that letter—he had written eighteen infamous letters before that—I said it would do for black women and not for white, because he went about the house naked, without his shirt on, and I had three young girls in the house—one of the girls is here, Annie Con
<lb/>stant—I did not hear the magistrate say he would not believe a word she said—there are three sisters, and two of them saw him go up and down the stairs only with a short shirt on—I have seen it myself, and I forbad him, and he spat in my face—I have seen him half-a-dozen times—I saw him on the boat-race day—I don't know the date—he went up and down stairs with only his shirt on, and my girls came and told me, and I saw him go into his</p>
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<p>room—he got into his room before I could get to speak to him—it was in March, I believe; it was the boat-race day, at 8 o'clock in the morning—it Was not an Indian dress of calico trousers and jacket; it was nothing but his bare flesh that was to be seen—I swear that—I said in my letter that he went to 120, but they would not let him have rooms for double the rent, as the man was a detective, and he was cautious as to whom he had in his house—I don't know who the detective was, or that the defendant ever went to 120—I thought he was a fit person for the Colney Hatch Asylum—I also said in my letter, "I shall forbid my girls coming in your rooms, and I hope you will do the same, as you have stirred the dirty water so you must drink it"—the girls used to wait upon him at breakfast, and he "went about the room in an abusive manner and a naked state, and they complained to me several times, and I forbad them to go in, and I told him I hoped he would forbid them likewise to go in—I shall know Dr. Millar is married when his wife shows her certificate, and not before—I have always treated her as Mrs. Millar, and I have been told to the contrary—I never told Dr. Millar to his face that his alleged wife was no wife of his—at the time when I forbade the girls to go into his room the lady was living with him as his wife, and also at the time when he went naked about the passages—they had a bedroom, and sitting room and bath room—I don't know that there was any detective living at 120; if there was a street named I could tell—I wrote this, "You have been to 120, but they won't let you have their rooms if you were to pay double, as the man is a detective, and he is cautious who he has in his house"—I wrote that out of my own head—he had written me sateen or eighteen insulting letters, and that was the only one I answered; his abuse has been disgraceful, and when I wanted to correct him he spat in my face—I know Mr. Friar—I recollect him coming to my house on the 16th May—that was after the libel letter—he came there to do some gas work. (
<hi rend="italic">The Court ruled that evidence could not he given of what took place after the libel</hi>.) I know Dr. Millar's brother—I saw him after the libel—I don't know Mr. Maynard—there was a person came and brought some article of furniture for Dr. Millar—I can't swear whether that was before the libel—I won't swear it was not—part of this letter of the 13th May is in my wife's writing—the bottom part is not; it strikes me that is Dr. Millar's—I did not see my wife write that, and I know nothing of it—I did not tell my wife to write, and I knew nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, Sixteen or eighteen letters had been sent before I answered the letter which has been put in—sometimes letters came every morning—in my letter of the 13th April I said ""You can leave at once and make room for some one else"—I was willing he should leave because he did not pay his rent—from the 13th April till 14th May when the libel was pinned to the chair I never wrote a word—he is still in my house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-48" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE CONSTANT</persName> </hi>. I was living with Mr. and Mrs. Micklethwaite at 124, Marylebone Road—on 14th May, about 7.30, I went into the hall and found these two papers pinned on the stool—Mr. Hearson, a lodger, was there, and he read them—I let him have them to read at the time I found them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found the letter on the 14th May, Thursday—I said before the magistrate it was the 24th, but that was a mistake—I did not swear at another time that the defendant seized my sister by the throat and tore her button off and sprained her wrist—the paper was open, there was no envelope—I did not read it myself—it was pinned on to the stool—I could not read the writing very well myself—it was on the day I found it I took it to Mr. Micklethwaite.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-50" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL FRIAR</persName> </hi>. I am a gasfitter and steam apparatus engineer and live at Park Place, Dorset Square—I am one of the defendant's bail—I remem
<lb/>ber going to his lodging to do some gas work, that was between the 12th and the 20th May—I saw Mr. Micklethwaite there—it was on the day the assault had been committed by the defendant against the complainant—it must have been the 16th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The defendant was in his dressing gown when I saw him and he had on slippers and socks—I considered him as decent as any man I know—he has paid, me for my work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognizances in</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and two sureties in </hi>50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to come up and receive judgment when called on, and to keep the peace for Twelve Months'.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, August</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of which had been returned to the prosecutors</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never saw you before.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure of you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 302). On the evening of 24th July Dun
<lb/>thome gave the prisoner into my custody, and I received these pieces—at the station he dropped seven bad florins, four shillings, four sixpences, and nine pence, from up his left sleeve, and said "That is the bulk, it is enough for you, I should think."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted of uttering counterfeit coin in June</hi>, 1872,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COOK</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 102). For about ten days before 29th July, I and three other constables were watching the Red Hart public house, Fetter Lane, and also No. 7, John Street, Clerkenwell, where Hughes and Kite lived (
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<lb/>noon—Reede and Kent entered the Red Hart between 3 and 4 o'clock, while Hughes and Kite were there—they all spoke together, and Kite went out somewhere and returned and spoke to Reede and Kent, who remained together some little time, and a man not in custody came to the door of the Red Hart, looked up and down the street, nodded his head, and Kent and Reede immediately left the house—a policeman followed them down Fetter Lane and Fleet Street to St. Clement's Church in the Strand, where Reede passed to the left side of the road, and Kent remained in the right—I took Reede, and said "I want what money you have about you"—he said "I have got no money," and commenced struggling—I said "Let's have it"—he thrust himself out of ray arms and his hand went to his mouth—I saw some florins in his mouth, pushed him into a tailor's shop, caught him by the throat, and said "If you don't spit them out I will choke you"—he got from my grasp again, and I believe he swallowed them, as he did not spit them out—he then submitted to be searched, and I found only three half-pence on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-63" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC GILBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I had been watching the Red Hart and 7, John Street before 29th July—T have heard Downs' evidence, and cor
<lb/>roborate it—I saw him take Reede—Kent then put his hand in his pocket and pulled out this little paper parcel, and put it up his right sleeve—I caught hold of his hand and said "I will have that paper parcel if you don't</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).—the two boxes were taken to the station—the one Hughes was carrying contained 170 shillings, all done up separately in paper, 40 florins, and 20 half-crowns—it was directed "Mr. Turner, 37, Maynooth Street, Newport, Monmouthshire"—when I took Hughes he threw away this envelope, which bears the same address as that on the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-64" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL HALSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 607). I was with Gilbert watching John Street, Clerkenwell, on the 29th—we met Hughes and Kite and went back to the house—Kite gave me this purse, containing a key and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money—we went up to the third floor—I opened the door with a key which Kite gave me, and saw this box, which I opened with the key Kite gave me, and it contained 55 shillings and 19 half-crowns, all counterfeit, also some duplicates, and an envelope directed to Mr. Hughes, Red Hart, Fetter Lane, the post-mark upon which is "Newport, Monmouthshire"—I found on Hughes 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in sixpences and shillings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Kent. Q.</hi> Did you ever see me in company with these people?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I had been watching the Red Hart and saw Hughes and Kite there almost daily for eight days—after they were taken I went to John Street, made a further search in their room, and found this counterfeit sovereign.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-66" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH PRIOR</persName> </hi>. I am a landlady of John Street, Clerkenwell—the prisoners Hughes and Kite have occupied my top room since June 1st—I did not see this box there, but I saw it at Guildhall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Kite lived with Hughes as his mistress—I never saw Reede at my house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The whole of these coins are bad—among those found On Kent is a half-crown of 1819, and two half-crowns of 1846; and in Reede's box I find two half-crowns of 1819, and four of 1846, from the same moulds as Kent's—those in the other box found in the room are all bad, there are eight half-crowns of 1819, and five half-crowns of 1846, from the,. same moulds as the others—this is a Sydney sovereign; it is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KENT</hi>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-69" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Gollett</persName>, convicted at Monmouth Assizes, March</hi>, 1847,
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I have a doubt that that is not the sovereign I put down on the counter.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. You put it into my hand, and I took it straight into the bar parlour, and my mistress took it from me, went into the bar with it, and spoke to you with it in her hand—I had given change for a bad sovereign without knowing it four or five hours before—that coin was put on the mantelpiece by itself, and we have got it now—when you gave me the sovereign I felt that it was light.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I said that I was sorry it was bad, and that it was given to me to get a bottle of soda water.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD SUMMERS</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-90" type="given" value="LYDIA"/>LYDIA WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at 370, Holloway Road—I serve in a confectioner's shop—on the 23rd July I served the prisoner with a twopenny bun—he paid with a half-crown—I discovered that it was bad before, he left, but did not tell him so—I afterwards ran after him, and told him that he had given me a bad half-crown—he said "Oh, have I; I was not aware that I had any bad money about me"—he was going to give me a good shilling, but I held him by the arm, and took him back to the shop—I then took the shilling and gave him the change—I gave the half-crown to my employer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BEALE</persName> </hi>. I was called into the shop and saw the prisoner there—the last witness gave me a half-crown—I asked the prisoner where he got it—he said that he took it in a public house two evenings ago—I gave him in custody with the coin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-92" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FARR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 416). I took the prisoner and received this coin—I found on him at the police station two other half-crowns made in the same mould—he said "I did not know I had got them on me, or I should have swallowed them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three half-crowns are bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The young woman put the half-crown in a box before she gave me the change. As to the other two, if I had known they were in my pocket I should have thrown them away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY MAYHEW</hi> (22)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740817-name-95" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-95" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18740817-name-95" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Black Bull, 122, Holborn—on. 1st July I served the, prisoner with a pot of beer—he gave me a florin and I gave him the change—I then sounded the florin and bent it—he was going out, but I called him back, but he ran away—I put the coin on the desk and it was taken out with the rubbish in the morning—on 8th July the prisoner came again for a pot of beer and gave me another bad florin—I gave him in custody—I recognised him in a moment.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-96" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DUPE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 302). I was called on 8th July and took the prisoner—I searched him at the station and found on him a pocket-book, a purse, and a latch key, but no money—the last witness gave me this bad florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).—he gave me a correct address—I took two men to the station but the other was not given in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I should not have had the impudence to go into the house again after uttering one bad coin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a former conviction of larceny at Lambeth in July</hi>, 1873,
<hi rend="italic">to which lie</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740817-515-offence-1 t18740817-name-99"/>directors of the Erie Railway Company</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognizances in</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to appear and receive judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLET</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-101" type="given" value="WALTER FREDERICK"/>WALTER FREDERICK STOKES</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor of 40, Chancery Lane—on 1st July, 1868, a bill of complaint was filed by me on behalf of England—this is a copy of the bill under seal of the Record Office—I conducted the suit up to the decree—property was recovered under it—in September, 1871, I took proceedings against England for my bill of costs—he verbally agreed with me upon terms of payment—a judge's order was drawn up in pursuance—this is the order—it is an order for the payment of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>: 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to be paid down, 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the next day, and the balance in ten days—he gave consent to that—he only performed his promise as to part, 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was left—in consequence I proceeded to obtain a charging order from the Court of Chancery—this is it. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated 16th January</hi>, 1872,
<hi rend="italic">and ordered a sale of premises in Unicorn Yard, Ossulton Street, and the payment of the proceeds into Court</hi>). My costs were afterwards taxed, and this is the certifi
<lb/>cate of the Taxing Master for 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—the property was put up for sale on 11th April—I was present at the sale—Mr. Levy was there acting for England—on 10th April this notice was served, it is signed by the defendant—it is a protest against the sale—at the sale I saw some documents produced by Mr. Levy—I did not actually read them—there were three documents—Mr. Levy described them to the auctioneer—I am not quite certain whether England was there, I believe he was—I think it was three agreements that Mr. Levy produced—I cannot identify them, because I did not actually see them—I saw them held up in his hands, and he said they were documents relating to tenancies of these premises—Mr. Levy told the auctioneer that he could not sell, that was the substance of it, because there were agreements affecting them—the pro
<lb/>perty was sold for 650
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to a Mr. Carter—I think 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid on deposit—that was paid into Court under the order of the Vice-Chancellor—in the protest of the 10th April England complains of the order being made in his absence—he did not appeal against the order after the notice, he did before—the order had been previously made by the Chief Clerk, then there was an appeal to the Vice-Chancellor, who confirmed it—at the time he made the protest of the 10th April he had gone through an appeal to the Vice-Chan
<lb/>cellor—a notice was afterwards served in the name of Barnes, this is it—I think this came either the day of the sale or the day after—I cannot recollect now—it was no doubt received on the 10th—it is marked by one of my</p>
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<p>clerks as received on the 10th—I may not have received it till the 11th, it purports to be signed by William Barnes—there were no other notices at that time from any other supposed tenant besides Barnes—after the sale I received from Mr. Carter's solicitor a requisition of title, the ordinary requisition, as to what the tenancies were, what agreements there were, and so forth—it is here—I could not answer that requisition without having information as to the nature of Barnes agree
<lb/>ment—and in consequence of that, I obtained an order on 14th June for affidavits of documents—I caused a copy of that to be served on England—this is it, and this is the original order—by the terms of this order he was to file his affidavits within four days—he did not do so, not for months after
<lb/>wards. (
<hi rend="italic">The affidavit of 17th October, stated that he had not in his possession or power any documents, except two leases of premises in Unicorn Yard.</hi>). Those were leases prior to the decree—they were handed to me for the purpose of instituting the suit—there was an assignment to England of those two leases—on 4th November, I obtained a second order from the Court, upon an affidavit of myself and Mr. Reed—this is an office copy of the affidavit, alleging that the defendant's first affidavit was not sufficient; and it is recited in the order of 4th November—it refers amongst others to Barnes agree
<lb/>ment—this is the order of 4th November, directing that within fourteen days he should file a full and sufficient affidavit, setting forth whether he had or had had in his possession any such documents—on 6th December he filed the affidavit upon which the first perjury is assigned—this is his signature—the sale was still uncompleted at that time—I was waiting for compliance with the requisition—it was necessary to obtain information as to the tenancies and tenants—on 16th December, this third order was made, and upon that the defendant filed this affidavit of 11th January, upon which there is a second assignment of perjury; this is his signature. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he had granted certain assignments in reference to the property in question to Barnes, Partridge, Clark, Smith, and Ladd, and that he had no drafts or copies of either of them, and never had in his possession or power any docu
<lb/>ments relating to them.</hi>). After that I took out a further summons before the Chief Clerk for a further affidavit—I am not certain whether England attended or his solicitor—Mr. Lind was his solicitor at that time, repre
<lb/>sented by Mr. Edward Lawrence Levy—I was not there; but I know he was represented by Mr. Levy, because I met him on many occasions in the matter—I had ultimately to return the 120/. to Mr. Carter, it was paid out of Court by order—no sale was effected, and I have never received any portion of the monies that I am entitled to—I first discovered a week or two before I took out the summons at Bow Street, that during the whole time of these affidavits being sworn, there were documents under his con
<lb/>trol, or in his possession—I was endeavouring in the meantime to find out where they were; upon discovering it, I proceeded to Bow Street, and took out a summons, I had no knowledge of what Mr. Edward Lawrence Levy would state when I summoned him to the Police Court, except that he had some documents in his possession—I was not aware of the evidence he would give until he actually gave it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. I really mean that—I took out the summons knowing that he had some of these documents in his possession—I did not know what he had, I knew he had some—I went to Mr. Levy, I cannot fix the date, except that it was two or three weeks before I took out the summons—I cannot tell you now what day that was; it was a long</p>
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<p>while after the affidavits, not two years; it was in this year—the last affidavit upon which we charge perjury is 11th January, 1873, the date of the summons is 4th June, 1874—I went to Mr. Levy, I should think two or three weeks before that—I did not know that Mr. Levy had quarrelled with Mr. England—Mr. Lind was concerned in an action in which he was concerned for the plaintiff, and I for the defendant, and we began talking about these matters—I did not know at that time that there was any dis
<lb/>agreement between him and Mr. Lind—I have heard it since—what I wanted to get was the agreements or incumbrances in respect of this property—at the sale some papers were produced, which were asserted to be agreements for tenancies—I think Barnes' name was mentioned, but there was such a hubbub—I don't think Partridge's name was mentioned—I did not hear it, or Smith's; the only name I can remember hearing was that of Barnes—I don't know that other names were mentioned—I saw three documents, and I heard that the name of one was Barnes—if other names were mentioned, I don't remember hearing them—I can't recollect whether Barnes was pointed out; I won't swear he was not—I can't recol
<lb/>lect now—some other person spoke, but I don't know his name, he spoke from the middle of the room, and said he knew there were some agreements for a tenancy in existence—I am familiar with the practice in Chancery—I could not have got a summons against Barnes to produce his lease; there was no bill filed in this instance, it was an interest to me to sell this pro
<lb/>perty free from incumbrances—I had not been to counsel about it—I did not file any bill against these persons to substantiate their claims, or summon them to produce the documents they held—I did not go to Mr. Levy to ascertain what the claims were—I rested on the affidavits—that is the usual course—I have taken the proper steps—I have not summoned Barnes, that would not be a proper step—I never heard of Barnes till long after the charging order—I asked for an affidavit of the defendant—I never went to Lind or Levy—I could not have got an' order to cross-examine England upon his affidavit, there being no bill—there was a bill originally, but that suit had terminated—the order was made on a summons, not on a bill filed—I took the usual course, to get an affidavit of documents; that is the first thing done.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is not possible to get an order to cross-examine on a summons—I could have done so if I had filed a fresh bill—I could not get a charging order unless the Vice-Chancellor was satisfied I had recovered property under the original order—I never heard of Barnes till after the order was made.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-102" type="given" value="ROBERT CHARLES"/>ROBERT CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a Commissioner to administer oaths in Chancery, of 5, New Inn, Strand—these affidavits are signed by me—I ad
<lb/>ministered the oath to the person who swore the affidavits—I won't venture to swear to the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18740817-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18740817-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18740817-name-103" type="surname" value="HOPE"/>
<interp inst="t18740817-name-103" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN HOPE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of Serle Street, Lincoln's Inn—I re
<lb/>ceived some documents in the progress of a charging order—I quite forget how they came into my hands—I was England's solicitor at that moment—he afterwards applied to me for the documents—I gave them to him on 4th April,1872—he signed a receipt for them—that receipt specifies the documents, I think four—the name "York" is in my writing—I think that was a memorandum I made at the time that England signified he was going to take the papers to Mr. York, who he employed after me. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th August</hi>, 1872,
<hi rend="italic">and was an undertaking to return certain papers mentioned,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">lent to him by the witness.</hi>). Amongst those papers was a copy affidavit of Stokes and Reed—this is it—it has my
<hi rend="italic">writing</hi> on it—I don't Know that I can identify Mr. Stokes' bill of costs, but I should say that was one of the papers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> None of these papers were agreements under tenancies or anything of that sort—I never required them again, and did not ask for them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-104" type="surname" value="YORK"/>
<interp inst="t18740817-name-104" type="given" value="CHARLES FRANCIS"/>CHARLES FRANCIS YORK</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 242, Marylebone road—I produce a letter which I received from England on 17th-April, 1872—there is a list of documents there—I received them from England in the be
<lb/>ginning of April, 1872—they are No. 1, a copy agreement with Mr. Barnes; No. 2,
<hi rend="italic">Re</hi> Stokes—England,
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Grant, minutes of order; No.3, Mr. Stokes' bill of costs; No. 4, Bill in Chancery, England
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Grant; No.5, ditto, in Stokes
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Jennings; No. 6, copy affidavit of Stokes on summons'—this is the copy agreement with Barnes—I believe that to be the one referred to in the letter of 17th April—the other one is a case for the opinion of Mr. Ince—"
<hi rend="italic">Re</hi> William Barnes,"That is one of those referred to. (
<hi rend="italic">Letter read</hi>: "17th April, 1872. Dear Sir. Will you kindly give the bearer the papers I left with you relating to Unicorn Yard, which I got from Mr. Hope, and what I gave you; I will see you on Friday."
<hi rend="italic">Signed</hi>, "P.N. England.") Those documents left my possession on 17th August, 1872—if England had applied for them at any time while they were in my possession he could have had them—this letter marked" H," dated 17th August, is in England's handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I got this memorandum of agreement between England and Barnes, dated 22nd November, 1871, from England—Barnes did not bring it to me—he called the following day in company with England—Barnes did not direct me to take the opinion of Mr. Ince;—they brought the opinion with them—it was taken by another attorney—this is an agreement for a lease—I was to endeavour to settle the matter with Mr. Stokes—I was to call on him and see whether we could settle his claim—I was not to en
<lb/>deavour to get a lease for Barnes—the question then was whether Barnes could enforce the agreement against Mr. Stokes—I was not to see whether he could not compel Mr. Stokes to grant him the lease, I was to call on Mr. Stokes on behalf of England and Barnes, and see whether for 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. we could satisfy his claim—we could not settle and I returned the papers—the only thing we were to do was to get rid of Stokes, to pay him off, if we could settle with him for 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not say that the question raised for me to consider was whether Barnes could enforce his claim against Stokes—I was to see Stokes and see whether, by payment of 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he would release this property from the charging order—if Mr. Stokes was got rid of I sup
<lb/>pose Barnes could enforce the agreement—these documents were put into my hands to ascertain Barnes' position under the agreement, to see whether he could enforce it, subject to Stokes' lien—I believe it was left with me on 3rd April—the other papers were left with me, I think, on the following day, or it might be the 4th or 5th, all within a day or so—I gave them up on 17th to England's clerk or manager or messenger, Batson, and I know nothing of them from that time—Barnes is a relative of England's, I under
<lb/>stand, and a zinc worker—I did not inquire as to his means—I had not been employed by England prior to that—since then I have done two or three matters for him—I am not employed now—I did not take the trouble to inquire whether Barnes lived at Seven Skiers Road, Holloway.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They came to me on the 3rd April—it was before the sale that England wanted me to offer the 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was with a view to stop the sale—if I could have got rid of Mr. Stokes' order, the matter could have been arranged—but that I could not do—this is Mr. Ince's opinion in the matter of Barnes—I knew nothing whatever of Barnes—I never saw him before England brought him on 4th April, I think (
<hi rend="italic">Letter marked H read</hi>: "To Mr. Levy: Dear sir, my man waited till 5.30 for Mr. York before he returned to his office, and the six papers were given to him. I think that is all you will require. I beg to call your attention that Mr. Barnes paid the rent due at Christmas last, 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., for the yard, and repaired all the roofs, chimnies, and other work.—P. N. England.")</p>
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<lb/>ing order being obtained by Mr. Stokes, England was a client of Mr. Lind's—I attended as managing clerk to some of his business—when he brought me the order of 14th June I explained to him what was required in his affidavit—this is the copy order that he brought to me—when this was first brought to me I went across to Mr. Hope, because there was a change of solicitor's then, and there was not time to get a change, and the affidavit had to be filed in Mr. Hope's name without his consent, because Mr. Hope had attended to the case when the order was got—I can't say that I had acted for England previous to the sale; it arose in this way; I met him and Mr. Cooper, and he introduced a Mr. Partridge to go down with regard to a sale that was going to take place of some property which Partridge claimed to have some right to; that was either the day of the sale or the day before—England said that they were selling the property, and Mr. Partridge had some claim as well as other persons to the property, and if I would go down and attend the sale for Partridge I would be there to ask how they were selling the property while there were certain rights to it—he said that Partridge had got some agreement, or some interest attached to it—there was some agreement pro
<lb/>duced—this is the one England gave to me—I was to explain to Mr. Furber that there was this claim with regard to the property—I was not to stop the sale, but to explain that there were certain claims—there were some other agreements shown in the room, I think by Mr. Clark and others—Mr. England had got some more papers when he brought Partridge to me—he said there were other claimants to the property—I had the agreements—there, was one to Clark, one to a man named Smith, and one to Mr. Barnes—this is the one to Mr. Barnes, I think—I won't be certain—there was one to Barnes—whether that is the one I don't know—there was also one to a Mr. Ladd—England said that other persons besides Partridge were going down to assert their rights to the property that belonged to them, and on that occasion I saw the papers in his possession—he did not hand them over to me then, he took them away with him—I think three or four persons got up at the sale—Clark got up and produced his, and several persons were making statements, saying "I hold this" and "I hold that"—England drove us down to the sale—persons said "I have got an agreement for so and so," and they pulled them out of their pockets, and said "I have got a claim for so and so"—I can't distinctly remember how many of the persons I have named were there—I think Clark was there; I won't be certain—I did not prepare this notice signed by England—I know nothing about it—after the sale I saw the agreements again on 17th or 18th April—Batson</p>
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<p>brought me some papers and on the following day England came with the others—I then had in my possession a copy of Barnes' agreement, and the originals of Smith's, Clark's and Partridge's—Ladd kept his own, I did not see that then—I kept possession of them for a short time—an opinion was taken with regard to what could be done—Mr. York at first took an opinion—England was not satisfied with it, and we were to see Mr. Townsend as to whether a bill could be filed—I had an interview with Mr. Barnes before that, and I then got the original of Barnes' agreement, I think from Barnes—I don't know whether it was from England or Barnes, they were both there—I don't know which handed' it to me, I think it was-Barnes, but I won't be certain—I had not got them in my possession on 14th June, the time of the order for the affidavit to be filed—they had gone back to England—there was some question, I think, some sheriff or something was coming in, and they wanted the agreements for something', and he asked me for them back again—I returned them before the first affidavit was sworn—this affidavit of the 17th October was prepared in my office—there is a schedule of documents; that was prepared by Mr. Lind—there is no reference made to either of these agreements, because he said he had not got them—I had conversation with England with reference to his affidavit and these docu
<lb/>ments—I said "You must discover every document you have got, or any copies, where are the original agreements?"—he said "I have returned them back to those to whom they belong"—I said "Have you any copies?"—he said "No, I have not, they were prepared off hand, I have got no copies"—I said, "You must set out everything you have got"—he said' "All I have got are those which were put in the schedule afterwards; two leases—I no doubt had the order of 4th November, I have not got the copy, I produced it at the police court I think—before the swearing of the affidavit of 6th December I had heard the copy affidavit of Stokes and Reed read before the Chief Clerk—that affidavit was prepared in the office; part of it is my writing—the affidavit itself is mine—before it was sworn I told England that an affidavit had been made by Stokes and Reed that some of these' documents were in existence, that that had been brought before the Chief Clerk's notice, and said they must be put forward, he must get them—he said he could not got them, they did not belong to him and he had nothing to do with them—I don't know whether I alluded particularly to Barnes' agreement, I alluded to them all; I said "Cannot copies be got and set' out?"—this affidavit of 11th January is a copy of the other, With the exception of the last paragraph, which was not in the previous one, and therefore the Chief Clerk held it to be insufficient—I put in that last paragraph from a book of forms—the Chief Clerk said it must be put in—I told England that some conversation had taken place before the Chief Clerk, and it would be better, as he had the opportunity of amending the affidavit, to put' in the documents if he could get them, because other proceedings would be adopted—he said he could not get them, and he had no copies and could' not get copies—I was with him when he was sworn to the affidavits before Mr. Smith on 6th December and 11th January—he had previously read them, they were done while he waited in the office, he had them to himself to read—the draft was read over to him before we engrossed' it—I had pre
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<p>occasion, I won't be certain—he was present with me when the subject was under discussion in the Chief Clerk's office—I subsequently saw some of those agreements with Partridge and others some days after the last affidavit had been sworn, they were brought to me by England—there was a copy of, I don't know whether it was an equitable deposit or a mortgage from him to a Mr. Gearer, and these agreements were brought at the same time—I have produced them all, they all come from me—I produced at the police court the original of Barnes' and a copy of Barnes', I produced Partridge's and Smith's—I could not produce Clark's, because he took it away from me, there is a copy of Clark's, the original he took away, he came in as I was having it copied, and when it was being copied and being examined he took up the original, and said "I shall keep my own document," and walked out of the office with it—England was there at the time—by reference to my diary it was on 22nd January that England brought me the documents—when he gave them to me I said "Where have you got these from"—he said "I have got them back again, what do you want with them?"—I said "I never asked you for these, I only asked you for Gearer's"—he said "Cannot these be put in as well, Gearer claims all the property, and he will claim these under the mortgage as well"—I told him I did not want them, he had better speak to his son upon it, because the copy I had got was only a mortgage on the three properties that Mr. Gearer was claiming against the Building Society—Gearer is a son-in-law of England's—that was the matter upon which I wanted Gearer's mortgage—we were filing a bill—I said "As you have got them, you recollect the affidavit you made; you had better let Mr. Stokes know you have got them and I will apply for leave to file a minute affidavit"—he said he would see him d----d or b----y well in hell first before he should have them, or some such expression—I retained the documents from that time until I pro
<lb/>duced them at the police court—there was some dispute with Clark and England at one time, Clark having received some rent of a house in Union Street, and Clark gave me notice not to part with his agreement—I told England of it and he said "That don't belong to him, it is mine, as well as the others are mine"—I was not to give it up to Clark—that was how Clark got it, by snatching it away—I can't fix the date of this—it was after the last affidavit—I ceased to act for England somewhere in February or March, 1873—I never produced the agreements until I was compelled to produce them at the police court—I attended there upon a subpoena when England was charged—all the papers described in this receipt of England's came to
<lb/>gether with the agreements—they were all fastened up together—I don't know whether I had a copy affidavit of Stokes and Reed—I had the opinion of Mr. Ince, that is it, and also the copy agreement of Barnes', minutes of order, and the bill of costs, and the bill in Chancery of England
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Grant—these papers mentioned in the receipt were only in my possession a few days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. There is an agreement of Barnes, Partridge, Smith, and Clark, and a copy of Barnes'—I don't know how many are charged in the indictment—I got the original of Barnes some days prior to the 30th April, 1872—I don't think I saw Barnes at the sale on the 11th—I do not recollect—I did not know him at that time, and I don't know whether I should know him if he stood before me again—I don't recollect whether Barnes' name was mentioned as a person claiming, there were so many persons talking—I don't think Smith was claiming at the</p>
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<p>sale; there were some persons claiming—Partridge, was the only one I knew before the sale, I am sure of that—I got them about the 19th or 20th April, a few days before the 30th—Smith did not bring his to me—I think Barnes came with Mr. England, and whether he or England gave it to me, I could not tell—I got Clark's at the same time I got Smith's, about the 23rd—there was a bill in Chancery being filed, and I got them for the instruction of Mr. Townsend, and here is the draft bill that Mr. Townsend drew—Clark gave me notice not to part with his, I think in February or March, 1873—if was about the middle of February, or perhaps the end that he took it away—Smith did not take his away—I never saw him about it or Part
<lb/>ridge—I never saw Barnes after we found that the bill in Chancery would not be successful—I gave these up about a fortnight or three weeks after receiving them, there was some question about the property, some execu
<lb/>tion or something coming on—about the middle of May, I gave them all to England; whether Mr. Ladd was with him or not, I don't know, he gene
<lb/>rally came with Mr. Ladd—I gave them all to England—I can tell you for why they were given—England gave me Partridge's agreement—he brought Partridge down—I gave that up to England also without consulting Partridge, because it was brought to me by England—they were brought to me again on 22nd January, 1873—I did not see them between May and June, 1873, not any of them—I did not give up the case and the opinion, that was Mr. Yorks—I held it for him—I had that all the time, not Barnes' copy agreement, I gave that back to England—I returned the agreements to him all together, Barnes' copy as well—I never saw any of them till 22nd January—I have not my diary of that date here—I have had no notice to produce it—the subpoena was left at the office in my absence—I did not read it—I have not seen Mr. Lind here to-day—I am his managing clerk—I have 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and any business I introduce, I have a third of the profit—the business is not chiefly provided by me—I am an attorney—I was admitted in 1848—I practised up to 1866—I then ceased—it was not then suggested that I had taken a liberty with somebody's name—I got into difficulties through speculations at the opera, and other places, and I left England, and after that a charge was made—I did not before I left England sign the name of somebody else to a bill; I swear I did not—I was not charged with doing so, not before I left England, I was telling you, but you stopped me; I got into difficulties, I did not wish to be made bankrupt or insolvent, and I went away, and while I was away a charge of forgery was brought against me, and I was brought back, and tried before his lordship, and acquitted—I was charged with the forgery of the name of Mr. Lazarus for 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there were not other names besides, not that of Mr. E. T. Smith, I swear that—I was not charged with writing his" name—I had a very fair practice up to 1866—it was in 1866 I took myself off to the Continent—the charge was made against me after I left England that I had committed forgery before I left—I did not hear of it for some time afterwards, three or four months, I think it was, I was lying ill at Switzerland at the time; I did not come back directly, I came to Liverpool in 1868 or 1869, I forget which, not two years after
<lb/>wards—I did not go to Mr. Lazarus—I passed by the name of Lindon at Liverpool, I remained there a short time, five or six months—I endeavoured to get into the employ of a Mr. Turner, an auctioneer there—he did not charge me with getting into his employ by false pretences—he never made any charge of the sort against me—he made an affidavit against</p>
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<p>me, which was sent up to the Law Institution, that I had gone by another name, and not my own—but he made no charge that I had been guilty of anything—I set out in my affidavit what I had done since I left England, and to every one of those the Law Institution sent round to get affidavits to see if it was true or not—Mr. Turner did not dismiss me—I did not remain there—I left him—in 1870 or 1871 I applied to be re-ad
<lb/>mitted as an attorney—I was refused—I applied again—my first application was made through Mr. Huddleston, it was opposed by Mr. Garth, on be
<lb/>half of the Law Institution, and refused—the next application was four or five months afterwards by Mr. Huddleston—that was not refused—the Lord Chief Justice was not on the bench, and the Court said as he was not there they thought it was too early to renew the application, but I was not put under any time at which I was to make it—I was at liberty to come up at any time to make it—I made it again in a few months after, in the fol
<lb/>lowing January, 1873—that application was made by Sir John Karslake—it was not' refused—it was referred to the Master on my own application—it is before him now, and I believe I shall succeed—the Master has admitted, that the charges brought against me are not proved:—he has said that—before the Master other matters were inquired into, about Mr. Prentis as to the alteration of a fee in a brief—that was the ground on which I was opposed—those were the affidavits, and I answered them—those are not new charges, they are the old charges—the assertion, was that Mr. Prentis' fee had been received and not paid, and that it had been altered from 12 to 15 guineas—the matter about Mr. Turner was not inquired into, because the Court had adjudicated upon that, and that had passed—the matter about the forgery was not inquired into, the Court had had the whole of the evi
<lb/>dence printed before them when I made my first application, and if you read the remarks of the Lord Chief Justice you will find what he said—it was in 1870 that I was tried for the forgery in the other Court before his Lordship and acquitted—that was not Mr. Lazarus' charge it was the bank a charge—it was in respect of Mr. Lazarus case—the money had not been paid, not a farthing, either at that time or, to my knowledge, since—there was possibly an action of Ladd
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Cooper entrusted to me by Mr. England—there were a lot of actions—he did not pay me upon that action 160
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. To be paid into Court, or to Mr. Lind—he did not make any charge against me that the money bad not been paid into Court, but into my own bankers—nothing of the kind—he did' not charge me with receiving money from him for a specific purpose and putting it into my own pocket.—I will explain to you what it-was, if you will allow me—the trustees of a building society sued Mr. England for something like 1,400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—I got it referred—they, then brought an action of ejectment against the tenants to recover, the property. I went before Baron Martin, and he referred the matter to the Master—we went into the matter, and consented to an award of 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 10 guineas costs—the money was to be paid at a certain day; in the meantime I got hold of one of the society's books and found that something like 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more was charged than ought to have been charged against him, and I said if he had let me have these documents we might have saved more money; he said. "What is to be done," I said "You can do nothing;" he said "Oh, suppose I have got a mortgage of the property, can't I get out of it that way;" I said "Who is your mortgagee?" he said "My son-in-law, Gearer;" I said "Have you got an agreement?" he said "I will get it." His son is a solicitor, and I said to him "Why not do this Chancery suit?"</p>
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<p>he said "No; I don't wish to be mixed up with it. I don't want to be seen in my father's affairs"—then I advised that a bill should be filed on behalf of Gearer—when, the matter was about being settled, Mr. Philip England, the son, came to me and said "We have got to pay 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; now about the 149
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd." I said "What do you mean, who is to pay all the costs," he said "Oh, you must trust my father, he will, pay you."—I said "Certainly not." The 149
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was kept by me to pay the costs. England said "Let me have the money, and I will pay your bill afterwards." He did find fault when he got it all settled, and when I had saved him 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. It was prior to that that I left off work for him—there was a case of Smith against the London Omnibus Company tried at the end of Hilary term last—you conducted the case for Mr. Huddleston—I was not in Court—I did not conduct the case—I may have written a letter at the commencement of the case—I was not near the Court—I swear that—the day prior to the trial I was in the Lord Mayor's Court office, and I" left there and never went into the Court—Mr. Lind was there conducting the case—an affidavit was made by Mr. England for a new trial in that case—affidavits have not been made that I suborned witnesses to commit perjury—the case now stands for argument in the Common. Pleas—I have had a copy of the affidavits, and have read them—I am willing to explain what was in them—an affidavit was made by Mr. Philip England, who told me that I should rue it one day for not being a witness in the case for him, that he had been told that I had agreed to give 40 to a "person to be a witness, and that affidavit has been, answered—I believe there are two other affidavits—there was not an affidavit, by the principal witness re
<lb/>pudiating what he had said, and stating that I induced him to swear it—I was asked that at the Police Courts and. I told you the same, and they said they would search and find it, and they have not—there, is no such affidavit on the file, and I challenge them to produce it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The matter of Smith and the Omnibus Company was before I was a witness at Bow Street—my attendance there had nothing to do with that case—I believe Ladd is Mr. England's man—he has witnessed' bills of sale—he is always willing to serve process; and actions are brought in his name—he is the same person who was one of the supposed tenants—I think he lodges in the Caledonian Road—I have had nothing whatever to do with bringing this charge of perjury against England—the allegation about Mr. Prentis' fee was that twelve guineas was altered to fifteen by the clerk, and the clerk said it was done by my knowledge, and that the fee had not been paid—the Master said with regard to that that he was satisfied there was no charge against me—I produced the receipt—with regard to Mr. Turner I gave a statement of what I had done, since I left off practice; I mentioned everybody's name where I had been, and they' went round to every one—Mr. Turner made an affidavit; it came before the Court and; was adjudicated upon—he never made any charge, against me, he only made the affidavit for the Law Institution—I was acquitted of the charge with regard to Mr. Lazarus—I have been summoned for an assault that it was said I had committed since this business of Mr: Eng
<lb/>land's—Mr. England was there, and the whole of my conduct has been sifted upon my application to the Court, and nothing has been brought against me during the whole time I have practised—this is the agreement of Richard Smith that I spoke of—I can't tell you who Smith is—I', have seen him with England, he goes about with him—Clark has signed that</p>
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<p>agreement; that is the same Clark who took away his agreement—Barnes is a relation of Eugland, I think his nephew—Partridge, I think, minds the stables for England, he is the ostler I think—I don't know who Clark is, he is always with England.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., </rs>having been before convicted of forgery—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MA W. SLEIGH</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. This was after midnight—we had been to See bright Street to a private house—I had had, it may have been, a pint of mild ale—my brother was with me from 3 o'clock in the afternoon, but I had been sleeping after 3 o'clock as I work during the night—we only went into one public-house—I said at the police court that when I recovered I saw my brother held down by three men, also that another man was holding me against the railings, and while the other man was taking my watch the prisoner struck at me three times, two of which hit me—I cannot say whether that was read over to me in my depositions—I was not knocked down, but I was sent reeling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">shoved</hi> against us—I asked them what they did that for, and the prisoner struck me on my forehead, while the other man pulled off his coat to fight me—I did the best I could, but four other men came up and
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> me down in the road—I tried to get up, but they would not allow me—they continued kicking me—the prisoner was one of those who kicked me, and as fast as I got up they knocked me backwards again—I do not know where my brother was then, but when I looked up I saw them all running—I went into the Hackney Road, and a policeman came up with the prisoner and the hat in his hand—the prisoner was taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw my brother once after I was struck, but whether he attempted to assist me I don't know—while I was on the ground I saw him standing against a wall with a crowd round him—he had been with me from 3.15—I had one glass of ale about 2.45, and nothing else till 8 o'clock—I did not go to sleep—we had about three glasses of ale between us in the evening—we did not go into a public-house together.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 68). On 3rd August, about 12.30 a.m., I saw the prisoner and two other men running in the Hackney Road—he had this hat (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only saw three running—the parties were all sober, I believe seven or eight persons assembled when the prosecutor came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I am innocent, I have no witnesses."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 127). On the morning of 31st July, about 12.50, I saw the prisoner and three other men come out of 90, City Road, one after the other, the prisoner was the last—the door was open—on seeing me the prisoner went down Cowper Street, and I went after him calling "Stop thief!"—he was stopped by
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He came out last and there were three others before him—I was about four, yards from the door—there was' no light—I have' been four or five months in the force—I will swear that there is no mistake, and that I actually saw the prisoner come from the threshold and did not lose sight of him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw nobody running in front of him—I stopped' him nearly 100 yards from the house—the other policeman was nearly twenty yards-behind.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my pocket, and 7 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a mob of forty or fifty people, and I had to push through, them to get at my brother—they were crowding all round him—I will swear that it was the prisoner I saw closest to-him at that time, because I took the prisoner's hand out of my brother's trousers pocket, and looked at him and he looked at me, and I had seen him before and knew him by sight—I had seen two of the others before and recognized them, but I have not seen them since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> About fifty people were round my son—my other son got to his brother before me, and by the time I got there he was taking the prisoner's hand out of his brother's pocket—other people were holding him down, and I should know two of them, but we cannot find them—several of the prisoner's companions, who I know by sight, were there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He went quietly with me—he said that he had had nothing at all to do with it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You do not live in North Street?
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-132" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DOVE</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Collingwood Street, and am a fish smoker—I was going to night work, and heard two young men quarrelling—the pri
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know where Mr. Rolfe the bootmaker lives
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was right opposite his door—if he had looked out he had every bit as good an opportunity of seeing it as I had—he could have seen the knife displayed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> If I had had a knife it would be found on me. I was on the ground and Baker was on the top of me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday August</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>tains a brooch, a pair of earrings, and a small box—at the time I stopped him he had finished his duty and was leaving the office—he had his coat on his arm and his hat on—he had no other duties that night—he had nothing to do with the trollies—I was present when he was before the magistrate, and heard him make a statement there on the second occasion—he was re
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't think he made use of the words "What possessed me?"—it was in answer to a question that I put to him, "What possessed you to take them?"—he did not say "What should possess me to take them, as I wanted for nothing?"-if ho had found a letter for Southampton after he had sealed his bag he would have to open the bag again—there is a porter there who goes to the station with the railway bags—he does not sometimes carry letters when they are left out of the bags—I should never ask him to take one or sanction his taking one—I did not see the prisoner put his bag on the trolly—the letters did not fall from him as he was putting the bag on the trolly because he had no bag.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was on Wednesday, 29th July, when I first saw him, and I spoke to Mr. Malony, the overseer, on the Saturday following—he told me to take the handkerchief out of my pocket and drop it on the bundle—I did not know what he meant exactly—I should think he meant</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-157" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ALABASTER</persName> </hi>. I am a sorter in the Eastern District Post Office—I live with Davis—I have been a sorter about thirteen months—the pri
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first met him on the 28th July, and I spoke to Mr. Maloney on the following Saturday, the same day that Davis spoke to him—I went to Mr. Maloney first—I had talked about it before—no inquiries had been made as to lost letters before I went to Mr. Maloney—I went because I thought it was my duty—I did not take much notice when he only asked me, but when I found he was asking others I thought it was better to report it—when Davis told me I thought it better to report it—Beardswell and Tipple were present, but they did not hear him ask me for letters—I have not heard of any other thefts or reported any to Mr. Maloney—there have been some thefts while I have been in the office, by Miller and Ticket—I don't know who found out Miller's affair—I don't know whether any of the other boys found anything out or that they have reported anything to Mr. Maloney.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We four were all together—he said he had been in the service since he had lived at Davis'—I am not sure that he said he had been in the scrape with Miller—I. did not hear him say that if Miller had been going to split he should have heard of it before then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RE-EXAMINED</hi>. I was out in the street about ten minutes during the conversation with the prisoner, and I went back to the office, and left Alabaster talking to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard him say he had had a letter from Miller, and it said "Please pay the postage," and I believe he said Miller was taken down the road somewhere.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-163" type="given" value="HARRY"/>MR. HARRY GIFFARD</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-164" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM WOOLFREY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Sea bright Arms at West Barnet—on Wednesday, 29th July, I went to bed about 10.40—I sleep on the first floor over the bar parlour—I put my watch on my dressing table—my wife came to bed after me—I stood my watch up by the looking-glass as I generally do—I woke next morning about 4.30, and looked for my watch, and it was gone—I made an alarm, and I never saw it again till I saw it in the hands of the pawnbroker—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).—I never saw the prisoner to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Arnold, pawnbroker, 188, Shore-ditch</p>
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<p>—about 8.15 on the morning of Thursday, 30th July, the prisoner came in and pledged this watch for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the name of George Gaze—I have the duplicate here—on Tuesday, 4th August, be came in again and asked for Borne more money on it, and in consequence of what I had heard, I sent for a constable and gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I believe you bad a basket of tools when you came in to pawn the watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-166" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SAYER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). On 4th August I received the prisoner into custody, and took him to Barnet Police Station—he said he would clear himself how be came into possession of the watch—he said about 7 o'clock in the morningof the 30th he met a man whom he had seen about five or six weeks before at Northampton, the man asked him to have a glass of ale, which he did; he afterwards asked him if he would pledge the watch, and he took the watch and pledged it for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he came out of the shop and gave the man the money; the man asked him if he would take 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for his trouble or keep the ticket, and he said he would keep the ticket, and he went away, and after
<lb/>wards saw the man again and they went to Brown's beer-shop in Shoreditch, where they stopped the chief part of the day drinking together, and he left him late that night at the beer-shop, and saw no more of him—he said he knew the man by the name of Dan, and that was all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I went to Mr. Brown's beer-shop, and found that the prisoner and another man had been drinking there, and I also went to 4, Greville Street, which he gave as his address, and he had been there and had left.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi> the
<hi rend="italic">Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-170" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 17, Blandford Mews—I saw the prisoner married at the Roman Catholic Chapel in Spanish Place by Canon Hunt, about twenty years ago—the person he married is in Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was a Roman Catholic, and so was Nancy Sullivan, who he married—I lost sight of her for a long time—I hear she went to America—I never heard that she lived with anyone else.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He never deceived me in any way—he works for me and I work for him—I don't intend to desert him—he has been a good husband—we got married at the parish church—I am a Roman Catholic—we did not go to our own chapel, because it would take too much time going and coming, and that is the truth.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-172" type="given" value="JOHANNA"/>JOHANNA GREEN</persName> </hi>. I married the prisoner's son—I remember my mother-in-law going to America—the prisoner went down to see her off at Euston station and sent her off with kindness.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know that she has been living with another man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-175" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>MR. CHARLES MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM WARNER"/>WILLIAM WARNER BINGEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a commission merchant, at Mark Lane—on 24th July, about 10.30 at night, I was in Cornhill attempting to get into an omnibus—I saw the prisoner standing partly at my side and partly behind me, and I fancied I felt my watch being taken—I put; my hand to my pocket and discovered the watch was gone—I turned round and saw the prisoner handing it to another man—I had seen it within a quarter of an hour before—it was unhooked or else the bow was broken, for' the chain was perfect—I tried to catch hold of the prisoner—I said I had lost my watch and he bolted off directly—I followed him—I did not call "Stop thief" for some little time—I did eventually—he ran up Cornhill a little way and up an alley—I hit him on the head with my umbrella to stop him—it did stop him—an officer came up and I charged him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not run after any other man and then come back to you and say "I think you have got my watch"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-177" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK EASTAUGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 664). The prosecutor gave the prisoner into custody in Pope's Head Alley, and charged him with stealing his watch—he said he knew nothing of the watch—I asked him what he was running for—he said he was running to get away from the prosecutor, he thought he was drunk and tried to get away from him—I found nothing on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I said the prosecutor must be drunk to serve me like that; he has given me in charge and I know nothing about it—he was going in the crowd to a
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> and I saw him come out and search himself, and I stood close to him with my hands behind me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JOHNSON</hi> (30)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18740817-535-offence-1 t18740817-name-179"/>Esther Waller</persName>, a girl under the age of ten years.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Indecently assault
<lb/>ing her.
<hi rend="italic">Third Count</hi>—Unlawfully taking her out of the possession and against the will of her father.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LUCIEN RUSSETT</hi> (42)</persName>
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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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<lb/>chapel—on Saturday, 4th July, about 9 o'clock in the evening, I went home and asked the landlady for a dress—the prisoner was there in the room at the time—the landlady said she would not give it to me and we quarreled about it, and she struck me in the eye—she shut the door in my face and I pushed it open three times, and her sister took hold of me and dragged me to the parlour door, when the prisoner took a knife out of his pocket and struck me on the head three times with it—I was sober—I could not swear to the knife; I only saw something shining past my eye—I was taken to the hospital and was there ten days—I had had one glass of stout and mild with the prisoner that night—I had had no quarrel with him when he struck me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not tear your flannel shirt or strike</p>
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<p>you on the nose and scratch your face—I was not drunk—I had not had more than I had usually of a Saturday at dinner time—I suppose we had three pots of beer between eight of us, that would not make a man tipsy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-183" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN AVEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—the prisoner and my husband had a quarrel, and he took his knife and stabbed my husband in the head three times—I was between the passage and the parlour door—I could swear that he had a knife—it is not true that my husband was drunk—they dragged him into the parlour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-184" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNOPE</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Thomas Street—on the night of Saturday, 4th July, I was standing near the door of 8, William Street—I saw the prosecutor and a lot of people round the door—I went up and looked and I saw two women come up to Mr. Avey and pull him, and he shut the door—I was on the step of the door—they were all
<hi rend="italic">rowing</hi>—I did not see the knife—I don't know who had it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-185" type="given" value="ROWLAND"/>ROWLAND SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the London Hospital—on 4th July, Avey was brought there—he had three lacerated wounds on his scalp, one was a serious wound, and penetrated deeply—there was a little hemorrhage, not much—it could have been caused by such an instrument as this knife—if he could have fallen on three sharp things at the same time, it might have been caused by a fell.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 17). On the night of the 4th July, I was called to 8, William Street—I saw the prisoner in his shirt sleeves, and his hands and face, and everything were covered with blood—he had a cut or scratch just on the nose—I told him to put on his coat, and asked if he had a knife—he said, yes; he had got a coat and a knife, he put his coat on, and he pulled this knife out of his right-hand pocket—I asked him to go to the hospital, and going there Mrs. Avey said "That is the man that stabbed my husband, and he is in the hospital, and he will die"—I took him to the hospital, and showed the doctor the knife—there was no mark whatever on the knife—it" was about fifteen or twenty minutes after it happened—the prisoner said "You make a lot of fuss about trifles, they take no notice of it in my country."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the magistrate was, that the prosecutor was drunk, and wanted to fight, and scratched him, that he pushed the. Prosecutor into the street, and shut (the door, which was pushed open, and that he struck his head against something, which cut it, as he had no knife in his hand.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-187" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SMITH</persName> </hi>. The prosecutor was a lodger in my house, and I offered to make his wife a dress for nothing, it was not done when the prosecutor wanted it, and he came and demanded it—I said "It is not quite ready, it will be ready this evening"—he said he would have it done or undone, and I said, "Now, if you offered me 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I would not finish it," and he abused me, and offered to fight any one in the house—I said "I am not a man to fight you, but there will be a man here presently"—when the prisoner came in, I said "He can't fight, he has got a bad hand," and the prosecutor said "You have not a man who will fight, fetch your b----man out of the grave"—he said he was a man that was not worth twopence, and he tried to tear the prisoner's shirt—he struck the prisoner on the face, and cut his nose, and got him down in the passage—I did not see any knife used—the prisoner had no knife in his hand—it was in his coat pocket in my room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prosecutor bleeding until he was being</p>
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<p>taken to the hospital, when he got to the Duke of York, he fell down, and asked for a glass of water—I did not see the cut, and I did not see any blood—when the prisoner pushed him out of the room, he fell down near the street door, which has been standing in my passage three weeks, and the clasp of the street door is almost as sharp as a knife, and there was blood on it afterwards—there are not three clasps—I did not see any signs of blood from the prosecutor in my room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18740817-name-188" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I was going up to my sister's about 8 o'clock in the evening—I saw the prisoner swearing at my sister—I pushed him on one side—I did not know the man—he said "Fetch your b----man to fight me, and if not, I will fight you"—I said "My husband is at home, and in bed, and if he was here he would not fight"—he went up and quarrelled with his wife for some minutes, and came down to the parlour, and he wanted the prisoner to fight—I said "He can't fight you, for he has a bad hand—he said" I will fetch him out, and he caught hold of him and punched his nose, and cut his face, and afterwards I heard the policeman say the man's head was cut, and he was gone to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not there when the man's head was cut.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1874.</p>