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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>STONE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>FIFTH SESSION, HELD MARCH 1ST, 1875.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED, BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, March 1st, 1875, and following days,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-4" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WALTER HUDDDESTON</hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi>, Esq., F.A.S. and F.R.G.S., Sir
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-8" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNET</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="t18750301-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCARTHUR</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., others of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-11" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi> Esq., Alderman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-12" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHAW</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM TIMBRELL ELLIOTT</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-13" type="given" value="GEORGE ALFRED"/>GEORGE ALFRED SEDGWICK</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STONE, MAYOR FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1875.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant. Tlie only case tried this day was that of Edmund Symes, for which, see Surrey cases.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1875.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-15" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SARGENT</persName> </hi>.I am assistant to a butcher at 5, King William Street—on 3rd January, about 5.30 the prisoner came in for 1 lb. of steak, which came told.—I saw the foreman serve him—he gave me a bad half-sovereign—I told him it was bad, and asked him where he got it—he said that two people had given it to him in the street—I gave him in charge with the coin—he had been there seven or eight days before and tendered a bad florin for 1/2 lb. of steak—I broke it and gave it back to him, and he said that he had not got any more money, and left the shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 455) Mr. Sergeant called me and gave the prisoner into my custody, who said that some man gave him the half-sovereign to buy a pound of steak—I found on him 1
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this is the half-sovereign; it is bent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> In my opinion it is a good half-sovereign, and I wish to have it tried.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-17" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist of 5, Market Street, Oxford-Street—on 16th September, 1874, Iservethe prisoner with 1/2 oz. of tobacco—he gave me a florin—I gave him the change, and he left—I then found that it was bad and gave chase—I found him in Castle Street with two other men, who ran away—I gave him in Phillips' custody with the bad florin.</p>
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<p>a magistrate on the 17th, remanded till the 31st, and then discharge—I found on him three shillings, two sixpences, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in brones, all good.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-19" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mini—this florin is bad—this is a sixpence gilt to represent a half-sovereign.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Two people sent me into the shop with the sovereign to get some steak, but I was never there before. It is not likely that I should go there twice.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of tobacco—he put down a florin, and I saw that it was had before I served him—I told him so, and he broke it, put the pieces in his pocket, and gave me two pence—the customers in the bar would not lot him go till he gave up the pieces—he was searched by an inspector, who found another bad florin on him, and I gave him in charge with the broken pieces.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). I was called to the Robin Hood, and found the prisoner there—I asked him how he became posseed of the bad florin—he made no reply—I searched him, and found in his pocket another bad florin, three good sixpences, and 1
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-23" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I saw this bad florin taken from the prisoner last waistcoat pocket—it was wrapped in brown paper—the good mom loose.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction of a like offence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-26" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Moran</persName> in this certificate (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is false.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Here is your photograph (
<hi rend="italic">product</hi>)I saw you daily for six months—you only came out in January.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted he Prosecution; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi> defended Stanley.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-29" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 25th January, about 5.30, I saw the prisoners with a woman in Bishopsgate Street in conversation—I Hannigan into Crosby Hall, he asked the barmaid for a cigar, 'and I receive some change—he went out and joined Stanley and the woman who were standing behind a cart, they had a little conversation and I lost sight of them, but saw them again at the same place about 6.30—the women passed something to Hannigan, and he left them and went to Crosby Hall—I went in front of him, he called for a glass of wine and gave the barmaid a florin, she bent it and handed it to the proprietor, who told the prisoner</p>
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<p>that it was bad—he asked for it back saying that he knew where he took it—it was given back to him and he paid with a good florin—I followed him—he joined the others and they went to the corner of Wormwood; street—I heard Hannigan say to Stanley "I tried it there and they
<hi rend="italic">tumbled) to it</hi>; I asked for it back again and told them I knew where I had taken it, and if they would give it to me back I would take it there. That is how I got out of it"—Stanley said "
<hi rend="italic">Give</hi> it to
<hi rend="italic">So-and-so</hi>" pointing to the woman I did not catch her name—Hannigan said "Oh, it is no use they have bent! it"—I followed them down Wormwood Street—they stood in the dark about half way down, for two or three minutes, and Stanley left them, and the woman and Hannigan went into New Broad Street—I caught hold of them, the woman had a parcel in her hand—Hannigan said "Let her go or else I will settle you you b----," he struck me a sharp blow on the shin, and Stanley came behind me and struck me a violent blow under my ear—I struggled with him for a quarter of any hour, and eventually they got the woman away from my custody—I stuck to Hannigan and took him to the station—Stanley followed with the woman down the churchyard—I called for assistance, and a gentleman attempted to assist me, but they prevented him—I left Hannigan at the station, came back, saw Stanley at the corner of Bishopsgate Street, and took him to the station; Hannigan gave a correct address; but Stanley refused his address—I received the bad florin from Miss Shepherd—while I was taking Hannigan I saw the woman take from her pocket something wrapped in newspaper, it was about the size of fourteen florins and this parcel containing fourteen florins, and a bad half-sovereign was. afterwards brought to the station by a boy—I found 1 found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Hannigan, an done florin, eight shillings, twenty-two sixpences, two fourpenny pieces, three three penny pieces, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and a medal made of a crown piece on Stanley, all good.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>. I was in plain clothes and on general duty—it is 200 or 300 yards from Crosby Hall to Wormwood Street—there was a crowd round when Hannigan struck me—he is smaller than I am, but I was struggling with the woman—I had to explain that I was a con
<lb/>stable, and called for assistance—I found Stanley about twenty yards from the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-30" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. cigar—I cannot tell what coin he gave, but I gave him change for it, and put it in the till—he afterwards came again, and I saw him in Miss Taylor's bar—in consequence of. some thing which was said to me. I looked in the till and found this bad florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) which I gave to Davies—there were other florins in the till.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hannigan.</hi> The constable did not point you out to me, he asked me which was the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-31" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-32" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-32" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am one of the proprietors of Crosby Hail—I received a bad florin from one of my waiters—I was standing at the bar and I told him it was bad—he said he was very sorry, but he knew where he get it, and if I would give it back to him he could get it exchanged—I gave it him, it was bent—he paid with a good florin and left., '</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-33" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-33" type="surname" value="MAMMON"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-33" type="given" value="CHRLES"/>CHRLES MAMMON</persName> </hi>. I am an errand boy in Bishopsgate Street—on 26th:</p>
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<p>January, between 11 and 12 o'clock I was passing through Bishopsgate Churchyard and saw a dark glove in a corner near a wall—I trod on it and a florin fell out, I picked it all up and took it to 79, Bishopsgate street, I opened it and found in it thirteen florins packed in newspaper besides the one which fell out, and a broken half-sovereign—I marked them—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-34" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoners passed by the place which the last witness describes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-35" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN HYAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer of 79, Bishopsgate Street With in—on 25th—on January I was in Broad Street, and saw the detective take the prisoner in custody—I saw the woman strike him behind his ear—there was a large crowd, and it was no use my taking any part in it—I followed and saw them taken through the churchyard—I saw Stanley and the women follow
<lb/>ing the policeman and Hannigan.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>. When my attention was first called the policeman had the two prisoners and the woman in custody—it was it was stanly who struck him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hannigan.</hi> The boy does not belong to me my place is Bishopsgate Street
<hi rend="italic">Within.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-36" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin taken from the till is bad—the date is 1856—these fourteen florins are also bad, and among them are four from the same mould as the first—this half-sovereign is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hannigan produced a written defence, stating that he never saw stanly until he was placed in the dock with him, that he knew nothing of the found in the churchyard, and did net know that the coins he uttered were bad.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-193-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-193-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">They were both further charged with previous convictions of a like offence, Hannigan in April</hi>, 1866,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court, and Stanley in</hi> 1872,
<hi rend="italic">at Southampton, to which they both</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANNIGAN</hi>**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STANLEY</hi>
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<p>Alexander Woodburn. I am landlord of the Coach and Horse John's Square, Clerkenwell, on 16th February, at a few minutes past twelve at night—I served the prisoner with a quartern of gin, which came to 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. he gave me a florin, I suspected it and put it" into a till where there was nothing but copper, and gave him a shilling, a sixpence, and some copper in change—I then examined it and passed it to a woman who bit and passed it back to me—the prisoner was still there—I called a policeman and gave him in custody with the florin—he tried to escape—he said that he did not know how he came by it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 769). On 16th February at midnight Mr. Woodburn spoke to me. at his door, and the prisoner was hurrying out—I took him back into the house and asked him how he accounted for having the money he had passed there, and whether he had any more—he he said that he did not know, and put his hand into his trousers pocket and pulled out two good florins, three shillings, five sixpences, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze and bad florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) he said, "I don't know how I got that"—Mr. wood burn gave me this broken florin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-39" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MAGSON</hi>. The prisoner is my wife's brother—my wife gave</p>
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<p>a post-office order on the night he was taken in custody—I was not present—my wife is not here, but here is an acknowledgment from the post-office where the order was changed—I left the letter with the Magistrate which I received from the post-office, and the chief clerk said that he would for I ward it here—I was called as a witness at Bagnigge Wells, and gave evidence—we are in the receipt of a little private property, and we receive it quarterly—there were two post-office orders—the prisoner might have spent some of the money; he met me in Holborn coming home from work, and we had sundry pots of beer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>. I have known the prisoner over twenty years—I do not know what he was doing in 1865, but I knew him as a lad, and have seen him once in two or three months, according to where he was at work. '.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-40" type="surname" value="FLOWERS"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-40" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FLOWERS</persName> </hi>. I was with the prisoner when he received a post-office order for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on the day he was taken in custody, about 4.3—I remained with him, and we went to Hollen Hayes; he could not see the foreman, and was told to come next morning—he went to the Brown Bear and changed a sovereign; they gave him five florins, two half-crowns, and some other coins—we went home, and had a pint of beer or two on the road; we met Mr. Magson and were drinking till nearly 11.30, and soon afterwards the prisoner's brother-in-law left us, and I left the prisoner soon after.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left him at the corner of St. John's Road, Clerken
<lb/>well—I was not at the Coach Horses; I was at home and very nearly in bed by the time that happened—I do not know what other money the prisoner had on him when he got the order cashed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I received that money as I did every three months, and got all manner of change—It is the first time I have been locked up—I. get my living by hard work.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-42" type="surname" value="HUGHES"/>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of postage stamps; he gave me a florin and a shi
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were walking at an ordinary pace—I did not refuse to prosecute—you were taken to Scotland Yard, but I did not go with you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-43" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, one 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 29). I took the prisoner in custody in December for uttering counterfeit coin in Great Peter Street—he was at this Court and acquitted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-45" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-45" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad florin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know it was bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted of larceny at Clerken
<lb/>well well, to which he</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>; 1875.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMPSON BOXALL</hi> (27)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY BOXALL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-197-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLADE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-51" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am travelling officer attached to the miss
<lb/>ing Letter Department of the General Post Office—on Friday the 12th February I had occasion to make up a letter—I enclosed in it a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank. of England note, No. 30, 635 D 9.9, dated 11th December, 1874, and sixty postage stamps, which I marked—I put them in an envelope, and address it to F. Ravens croft, Esq., Birkbeck Bank, Southampton Buildings, W.C I posted. it about 5. o'clock the same evening at the Western Central office in High Holborn—Harry Box all was employed at that office—the letter carrier would leave the office about 6 o'clock, and the letter would he delivered from 6.15 to 6.30 the same evening by a letter-carrier named Sinfield—I saw Harry Box all delivering letters that evening at Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, Old and New Square, from 6 o'clock till about 7 or 7.15—I did not see Sampson meet him, but when I came through Old Square I saw him with Harry Box all—Sampson was carrying Harry's cape and bag, and he went round with him until the finish of his delivery—they went to several places, to a public-house in the Strand, and from there to Peabody Buildings, Westminster, and we left them there about 9 o'clock that evening—I instructed Rumbold to be at the Bank next morning about 9 o'clock—I went to 6, North Block, Peabody Buildings, next morn
<lb/>ing—I saw Harry Box all there about 2 o'clock in the day, and his wife—in a little box on the mantelpiece the constable Butler found one postage stamp—in consequence of what Harry Box all said I went to a small shop in Artillery Street, Westminster, and there found nineteen stamps, all bearing my private mark—the others had been sold during the morning Harry Box all was brought to the post-office by Butler, and there saw the</p>
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<p>other prisoner—in answer-to a question, Harry said that he was his brother, and that he had given him the note to get cashed at the Bank of England—Sampson made the same remark, that Harry was his brother and that he had had the note from him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-52" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a police-constable attached to the post-office—on Friday evening the 12th February I was with Mr. Stevens in Lincoln's Inn, and saw Sampson with Harry while he was delivering his letters, carrying his bag and cape—I afterwards saw them go to Peabody Buildings—I saw them together next morning at 8 o'clock in Old Square, Lincoln's Inn, going their rounds; Sampson was carrying Harry's bag—they finished the delivery, and I followed them to the north block of Peabody's Buildings, Westminster; they got there shortly after 9 o'clock—I did not see Sampson come out—between 1 and 2 o'clock that day I accompanied Mr. Stevens to No. 6, and in a box on the mantelpiece I found one stamp, which Mr. Stevens identified—the other stamps Mr. Stevens obtained at a shop—Harry was taken to the post-office; Sampson was there—Harry said he was his brother and he had given him the note that morning about 10.30 to get cashed at the Bank of England—Sampson said he had received it from his brother to cash—Sampson has nothing to do with the post-office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM SENIOR"/>WILLIAM SENIOR DEAN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the cashiers in the issue department of the Bank of England—I was in the hall on 13th of February about 11 o'clock (I had previously received a communication from Rumbold)—I saw Sampson Box all in the hall, he was writing a name on a Bank of England note—I saw that it was the note that I had been spoken to about, and I said to him "Do you want gold for it?"—I invited him into the Secretary's office, Rumbold followed us—this is the note, it has on it "F. Hill, 20, Gee Street, Clerkenwell, E.C."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-54" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-54" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RUMBOLD</persName> </hi>—I am a police officer attached to the post-office—on Saturday 13th. February, I was in the hall at the Bank of England—I gave instructions to Mr. Dean, about 11 o'clock I followed him and Sampson Box all to the Secretary's office—Sampson was there asked if that was his note—he said "Yes," he was then asked if that was his name and address—he said. "Yes"—he was asked "Who did you get the note from?"he said "I received it in a letter yesterday"—I gave him a piece of paper and said "Write your name and profession and address"—he then wrote "F. Hill, carver, 20, Gee Street, Clerkenwell, E.C."—I then asked him to write the name of the person from whom he received it, and the time, and he wrote "Mr. Hart, High Street, Putney, 8 o'clock, Friday"—I asked him what time he received the letter—he said he did not know, he found the letter there when he got home—I then took him to the General Post Office—he was there asked if he knew any one named Box all—he said "No"—I said "If you don't belong to the post-office you must know somebody who does, to have got the note—he then said "I will tell you all about it, I found the letter containing the note, also another letter, in Chancery Lane, close to the Lord Radnor public-house last night; from 6.30 to 7 o'clock, both letters were sealed; I broke them open; the other contained a letter, I took them home and burnt both letters, and that is the note which I found in the letter which I presented at the Bank"—he said he did not know the address of either of letters—I was present in the afternoon when Harry Box all was brought in, he said that Sampson was his brother, and that he had given him the note—Sampson said "Yes, I received it from my brother'—be</p>
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<p>afterwards gave his address 41, Portpool Lane, Gray's Inn Road, which I found was correct.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18750301-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-55" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD RAVENSCROFT</persName> </hi>. I am in the Birkbeck Bank, Southampton bulid
<lb/>ing—I did not receive any letter containing this note.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sampson Box all in his defence staled that he received, the note from his brother to get cashed, but did not know how he had come by it; that he put on it the name his brother told him to put, and finding at the Bank that there was something wrong, he thought he had better slick to it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL BOXALL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY BOXALL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>198.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY BUSBY</hi> (14)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18750301-198-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18750301-198-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to embezzling, secreting and destroying, whilst employed in the post-office, a post-letter, the properly of her Majesty's Postmaster-General</rs>. He received a good character, and Mr. Ruffles, poulterer of Atlantic Road, Brixton, promised to employ him. The Grand Jury had also made a presentment, recommending him to mercy on account of his youth and small salary (7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week)—
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<hi rend="italic">Four Weeks' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>199.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE COLEMAN</hi> (63)</persName>
<rs id="t18750301-199-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18750301-199-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Feloniously breaking and entering the shop of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750301-199-offence-1 t18750301-name-58"/>Emma Ann Parker</persName>, and stealing a watch, her property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-59" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-59" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am manager to
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. EMMA ANN PARKER</hi>, pawnbroker of Houndsditch—on the 12th February I heard the breaking of some glass I went outside and saw the prisoner—one large pane of the shop window was broken, and several articles of jewellery were strewed about—I wait to the police-station, and there the policeman showed me a watch which had been safe, in the window just before it was broken—I picked up the jewellery and put it back through the window, and when I looked up prisoner was standing outside and the policeman beside him—I could out see who broke the window, as there are curtains at the back of window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-60" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-60" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT BACON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 867). On the evening of the 12th February I was going home through Hounds ditch about 6.50—I heard the smashing of some glass, and I saw the prisoner against the shop window of the prosecutrix—he took something out of the broken glass; what it was I don't know—I went up to him and asked him what he had got in lise right hand pocket—he said there was nothing there for me to inter fore with—I took him to the station, searched him, and found this gold watch in the right hand pocket of his coat—it was identified by Smith.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I saw you take the watch out—I did not put the watch in your pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I deny breaking the window and stealing the watch—I believe the constable put it in my pocket.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-199-18750301 t18750301-199-punishment-10"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PHILLIPS</hi> (23)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-63" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROOK</persName> </hi>. I am a corndealer, at 437, Liverpool Road—about 2.15 on the morning of 26th January I heard a dog bark—I looked out of the window, and saw a man walking along a wall—he went from one wall to another into the next garden—I shouted "Police!" and "Thieves!"and</p>
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<p>I saw the man drop the bundle and run off—I and my wife searched the house and found the back door open, and we missed the several things described in the indictment—the things produced are my property, and are worth something like 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—they had been left in the front room firstfloor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-64" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWNSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 424). On the morning of the 26th January, about 2.15, I heard a cry of "Stop thief!"in consequence of which I sent a cabman round to a back yard—I examined the prosecutor's yard—I saw a pair of steps against the wall, and in the next garden I found the things which have been produced, on the ground—I picked them up and put them together—I heard a cry, and went to the cabman into Elington Street—when I got to the cabman I saw a man running—I ran after the man, and overtook him in about 200 yards—I am quite sure the man I first saw running was the man I overtook—the prisoner is the man—I said "What caused you to run away 1"—he said "I only did it for a lark; I hope you are not going to take any notice of it, as it is the first time"—I said "If you don't go quiet you will have to go otherwise"—he said "I will go quietly"—when I saw the prisoner first he was not 20 yards from the prosecutor's house—I did not see anybody else about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I ran after you about 200 yards—I bad seen the cabman before I ran after you—you were not walking back when I came up to you—you asked me to let you go.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-65" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WOODS</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, St. George's Road—I was a cabman, but I am not now—about 2 o'clock on the morning of 26th January I heard a cry of police in the Liverpool Road, in consequence of which I ran up to top of the road into Union Road, and there I saw a constable, and he sent me round by the back, and I saw a man drop over a wall about thirty or forty yards from the prosecutor's premises—I laid hold of the man, it was the prisoner—he said "I have done nothing; what have I done"—I said "If you have done nothing come on back"—I brought him back to the corner of the street, and no sooner had I taken my hands off than he started running down Union Road—my holloaing and shouting brought the police
<lb/>man, he ran quicker than me and got before me—I could not catch the prisoner—T saw him brought back and I said "That is the man, bring him back"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I don't. remember saying "What are you doing over that wall"—at the corner of the road I said "If you are innocent you will stand there," and when I took my hands off you ran away—you ran about 150 yards before you were stopped—the constable stopped you in Union Road—I had a little dog which was close on your heels, and that and me shouting to the dog to stop you, caused the other constable to come out and catch you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-66" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-66" type="surname" value="ROOK"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-66" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA ROOK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Rook—on the night before this property was stolen I fastened the bolt of the back door between 11.30 and 12 o'clock—when I came down in the morning the back door was open—the window had no fastening on, but when we went to bed it was down very tight, and in the morning it went very loose.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-67" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant y</hi> 6). I examined the premises the morning after the robbery—I saw the prisoner in Brownson's custody the night before—there are about eight or ten houses between Mr. Rook's house and the street, and the wall is about eight feet high.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>, I am charged with a crime I am entirely innocent of</p>
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<p>—I was returning home and heard the cries myself; I thought over the wall—I "was catching hold of the wall as the cabman came round the corner—I was looking to see what was up—I naturally ran away when the cabemen said "Hold the b----" knowing I was innocent.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="def1-201-18750301" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
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<interp inst="t18750301-201-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a purse and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
<persName id="t18750301-name-69" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750301-201-offence-1 t18750301-name-69"/>Alfred Clapham</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-70" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-70" type="surname" value="CLAPHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-70" type="given" value="ALFERD"/>ALFERD CLAPHAM</persName> </hi>. I live at Waltham Cross—on 7th February, between 11 and 12 o'clock I was in Petticoat Lane—I was tying up a bundle and felt something at my side—I turned round and saw the prisoner draw his hand from my pocket—I missed my purse containing 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner ran away and I made after him—a constable caught him—I did not lose sight of him at all—this is my purse (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I distinctly saw you at the time I missed my purse—you moved and I turned after you—the policeman soon stopped you; you did not run far—I can swear to you from a thousand because I saw you draw your hand from my pocket, and I never lost sight of you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-71" type="surname" value="SPENCER"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-71" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SPENCER</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Stagger's Buildings, Southwark bridge Road—I was in Petticoat Lane between 11 and 12 o'clock on the 7th' February—the prisoner passed me running, and he nearly knocked me over—I saw the prosecutor following—a constable brought the prisoner back to near a cloth stall—he threw the purse on the ground under the stall—I saw Mrs. Cohen pick it up—this looks like purse she picked up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-72" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-72" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA COHEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Duke Street, Aldersgate, and have a still at the Cloth Exchange, in Petticoat Lane—on 7th February, between 11 and 12 o'clock, I saw the constable pass with the prisoner—there was a crowd—I picked up this purse—Spencer stooped to pick it up, but I got first—it was down by my feet—I gave it to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-73" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-73" type="surname" value="MINORS"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MINORS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 797). On 7th February, between 11 and 12 o'clock, the prisoner ran past me at the top of Cutter Street, followed by the prosecutor—I took him—Mrs. Cohen gave me a purse, which was identified by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I followed you close, and caught you in the Clothes Exchange—I could not see whether you dropped anything or not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am not guilty; if I was I would own it.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted on the 3rd February</hi> 1873**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-201-18750301 t18750301-201-punishment-12"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>202.
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<interp inst="t18750301-202-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-202-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a horse collar, a cushion, and a sack, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750301-202-offence-1 t18750301-name-75"/>John Cotton</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-76" type="surname" value="TUBMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TUBMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 213). About 5 o'clock on the morning of 9th February I was close by the entrance of Horse and Groom yard, Curtain Road, Shoreditch—I went down the yard, seeing a barrow standing at the top of the yard—I saw the prisoner coming from Mr. Cotton's stable with a horse collar, a cab cushion, and a sack on his arm—when he saw me he threw the things down, went back into the stable, and laid down in the corner—I followed him in—he was lying in a corner, making out that he was asleep—he had his eyes shut—I had not much difficulty in arousing him—I asked him what brought him there, and he said he was going to</p>
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<p>Great Eastern Railway to look for work, and he went there to have a sleep.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES BLAGROVE</persName> </hi>. I am a cab driver in the employ of Mr. John Cotton—on the 8th February I had been on long day duty, and had put my cab up about 2 o'clock in the morning—I put the cushion belong
<lb/>ing to the cab on the top of the rack—I had to climb up to put it there—the horse collar I hung up in the stable, and also the sack—I had had the sack out to cover the horse over with—these are the things (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they belong to Mr. Cotton—the prisoner had no right to take them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-78" type="surname" value="TUBMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TUBMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). These are the things I picked up, and which I saw the prisoner drop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I went down there to look for work and saw no one, and sat down in the stable, and the policeman came and said I wanted to rob the place."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-202-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>203.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSIAH POLEY</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750301-203-offence-1 t18750301-name-80"/>Sarah Quin</persName>, with intent to do her previous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTSGU WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-81" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-81" type="surname" value="QUIN"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-81" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH QUIN</persName> </hi>. I live at North Street, Stepney—about 9.30 on 31st January I was with Emma English in Baker's Row, Whitechapel—we met the prisoner—I knew him well—he asked me to go and have some drink with him, and I and English and the prisoner went to a beer-house together—we had some drink—the prisoner seemed as if he had had a lotto drink—he seemed the worse for liquor when he met us—we came out, and he asked me where I was going to—I said I was going to Emma English's sister's—he said "You shan't go"—I said "Why?"and he made a job in my arm with a knife—I saw the point of the knife—I did not see the handle—I felt the knife go in my arm—it just cut it—it did not hurt me much—I told him he had more control over me than my own father, and with that he made a blow at me with his fist, but did not strike me—I ran across the road and he followed—I stopped, and asked him to have a glass of ale—he did not make any' answer, and as we were going along towards the public-house he stuck the knife in my hip—he was behind me—I did not see the knife—I felt it go in—I said to a young man "Would you be so kind as to pull the knife out?"and he tried to pull it out and could not—the prisoner said "I can put it in, and I can pull it out and stick it into her again," and when he pulled it out I fell senseless in the young
<hi rend="italic">chap's</hi> arms—I was taken to the hospital, and was there a fortnight—I feel the place now, because it keeps on gathering.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner six years altogether—I kept company with him for eighteen months before he went to America—he always professed himself to be very fond of me—he was considerably the worse for drink—I asked him to have a glass of ale to try and get him away, and I thought it would cool his temper, as he was in such a passion—he was always jealous of me—I don't believe he meant seriously to hurt me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here stated that he could not resist a verdict of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Imprisonment</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>204.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH WILSON</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18750301-204-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-204-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a handkerchief, 1/4 oz. tobacco, and 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-84" type="surname" value="RYAN"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-84" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD RYAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 22, Queen Street, Tower Hill, and was a labourer—yesterday morning, past 1 o'clock, I was coming home—the prisoner stopped me in Cable Street, and asked me to go home with her—I refused—she followed me, and got pulling me about; put her hand in my left trowsers' pocket, where I had a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece in my hand—I took out my hand to push her away, and then missed the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I had a sixpence and some coppers in my right hand trowsers'*pocket—I did not miss those—I found that my handkerchief was gone from my breast pocket, and a piece of tobacco—I told her she was a clever party is take my thing in that way, without my feeling her—she said "Feel your pockets, I did not take it"—she sat down three or four times against the wall, and wanted to get away—I would not leave her till I saw a constable and gave her in charge—I was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He gave me the money to treat myself to a glass, as was a it cold night, and he lent me the handkerchief to wipe my eye. whiteness That is not true.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-85" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CUNNINGHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 238). I took the prisoner cu
<lb/>tody about 2 o'clock yesterday morning—the prosecutor accused her of stealing a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece from his pocket, a handkerchief, and a small portice of tobacco—she said that he had given her 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to go with her—he denial it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-86" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA HUTOHINSON</persName> </hi>.I am female searcher at the Leman Street statice I searched the prisoner—she drew this handkerchief from under her shawl and threw it under the seat, and after some restraint I took this it piece and two penny pieces from her left hand, 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from her pocket a purse containing 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and fourteen duplicates.</p>
<p>Richard Ryan (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This handkerchief is mine.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GULITY</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">She also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction for a like offer at Clerkenwell, in March</hi>, 1873—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">He was also charged with having been before convicted of felony at Cardiff, in August</hi>, 1874
<hi rend="italic">To this he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED NOT GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">but</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stating, that he was</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the unlawful wounding, the Jury found that verdict</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1875.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. with intent to defraud, also to embezzling in May, 1871, the sums of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.and 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see them stop with a man selling chestnuts before they got to the Old Bailey—there are chestnut sellers in nearly every street in the city.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was the same transaction and the same coin as the Jury have acquitted Webster upon.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-112" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL HAISE</persName> </hi> and William Webster repeated their former evidence and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having summed up the evidence to the Jury, and there by concluded his case</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that as the barmaid had not been called the case was not proved, and the Court, being of the same opinions directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<p>213.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN BROWN</hi> (34)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi> conducted the Prosecution; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A.B. KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-114" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-114" type="given" value="SELINA"/>SELINA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Smith, who keeps the Breway Tap, Queen Street, Haggerstone—on 13th February, between 10 and 11 o'clock, I served the prisoner with half a pint of half-and-half—she tendered a sixpence—I gave her the change, and she left—I laid the sixpence on the shelf and subsequently found that it was bad, and put it under an mend on the shelf—I afterwards gave it to a police sergeant—on 14th February the prisoner came again for half a pint of half-and-half and gave me a bad sixpence—I said to my husband "Here you are, John, I have got another bad sixpence, and here is the woman"—she said "Don't lockout up, because I have a little baby"—I gave her in charge with the sixpence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have a till but I did not put the sixpence into it, as my oath—I put it on a shelf to give it to the prisoner when I saw her again—I did not serve on the 14 th—I told her on the Saturday that sun
<lb/>day would be my daughter's birthday, and she would be home—she and wanted to draw my attention—I did not say to her on Sunday "Yes are my valentine, this is my daughter's birthday, "I was top busy, and I am sure I should not have talked to her on Sunday—I swear that I did not I serve her or see her on Sunday, the 14th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-115" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY FOX</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at 296, Kingsland Eoad—on Thursday, 11th February, between 10 and 11 o'clock, I served the prisoner with a pint of half-and-half—she tendered a bad sixpence—I bit it and gave it back to her—somebody else came in and paid me—I had seen her before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I gave it back to her she said "Oh, my god where did I get it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-116" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 26). On 16th February I was called to the Brewery Tap, and the prisoner was given into my custody—I received these two sixpences from Selina Smith—three shillings were found on the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two coins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with a former conviction, in</hi> 1870.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-118" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SPENCER</persName> </hi> I produce a certificate of the conviction of Ann Brown at this court in 1870 for stealing knives.</p>
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<p>214.
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18750301-214-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> a like offence.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 10th February, about 1.30, I was at the corner of London Wall with Berry, and saw the two prisoners talking—Your went into a public-house, and came out and gave something to Pendle—they walked on, and afterwards he went into the Old White Horse, and I went into another bar—he called for a glass of stout</p>
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<p>gave a shilling, and went out, leaving the stout on. the counter—he joined Pendle, and I went to the corner of Bloomfield Street—You are went to the City Arms and called for a glass of stout—he said to a working man by him "I don't care for that stout," and went out—I seized You are outside, and Berryseized Pendle—the barmaid gave me this bad shilling produced, and I found this other bad shilling—I took them to the station—Pendle said "You ought to have taken the other man"—I saw no third man, and I watched them for half an hour—I went to the other public-house which I had visited, and received a bad shilling from Mr. Howe's son, and another from Mr. Higgs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Pendle.</hi> There was a man with us who was trying to entice us away—he met us in Smithfield Market, and gave us some meat—he left us, and the officers took us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-122" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-122" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Penniston, and took Pendle—we had followed them for half an hour, and saw them go into the three public-houses named—no other man was with them, nor did they commu
<lb/>nicate with any third party—I saw Pendle throw a shilling into the road—I searched them at the station, and found on You are four-good shillings and two postage stamps, and on Pendle seven shillings, thirty-nine sixpences, three fourpenny pieces, two two penny pieces, and nine shillings and ten pence in bronze, all good, a mutton chop and a beefsteak, and—the piece of paper, with pencil marks on it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Pendle.</hi> I had been saving the money up—I am a fish' porter in Billingsgate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-123" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-123" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-123" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the City Arms, Bloomfield Street—on 10th February I served Your with a' glass of stout—he gave me a shill
<lb/>ing, which I put in the till—I afterwards saw Penniston, and in cones
<lb/>quence of what he said, I looked in the till—there was only one dulling there, and that was bad; all the rest were sixpences—I gave it to Pen
<lb/>niston.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-124" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-124" type="surname" value="ROWE"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-124" type="given" value="HARCENT"/>HARCENT ROWE</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Old White Horse, London Wall—on 10th February, about 2 o'clock, Penniston came in, and shortly after he left, I found a glass of stout in the adjoining bar I cannot say that I had seen either of the prisoners there—Penniston came in a second time, and I looked in the till and found a bad shilling—the bar had been closed a short time previously, and there were only two or three shillings there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-125" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad, and three of them are from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-214-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-214-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<p>216.
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<interp inst="t18750301-216-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SIMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. SAFFOR</hi> conducted the Prosecution; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Cornell and Watson.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM INWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>) On 8th February, about 12o'clock, I was in Gracechurch Street and saw the three prisoners and another man in conversation—Cornell, and the man not in custody, then crossed over through the traffic, which was so great that I lost sight of them—this was opposite a chemist's shop, No. 78—Symes and Watson moved on and waited some time, and the other two came back and joined them, and they went to the bottom of Lombard Street—Cornell and the other man parted from the other two and went to the corner of the Bank—the other went to the</p>
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<p>corner of Broad Street—the man not in custody went to Ellis's, the bakers, 55, Thread needle Street, took a tart, and tendered a florin; the young am took it, detected it, and gave it back to him, and he gave him a penny—Cornell was outside; he could see what I saw—the man came out hurtfully as he saw me; Cornell joined him, and they ran down Bartholomew law into Lothbury, and to the corner of Moorgate Street, where cornell was Come taken by a uniform man, and the other got away—I went back to the Bank, and with another constable's assistance, took Symes and Syme sand watch was searched at the station, and a tablet of soap, a stick of sealing wax, and two pence was found on him, and on Cornell four good shilling's sixpence, a fourpenny piece, sixpence in copper, and two shillings and eight pence in postage stamps—I was present when Watson handed to Brabeens paper containing eight bad florins, all bearing the same date.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see anybody go into the chemist's shop the traffic intervened—the police-station is at Bow Lane, close to the House, and after taking Cornell there I saw Watson near the Bank, I had left him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was in. private clothes—I did not take Cornell; within sight of Symes and Watson as I took him to the station—I was away over or eight minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-130" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-130" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BRABNER</persName> </hi> City Policeman 105 I am also acting sergeant—as 8th February I took Watson in front of the Bank; Mr. Ward had called my attention to him—he said "Until last Wednesday I was at work had the others have brought me to this, and what I have got in my pocket they gave me to hold"—when he got to the station he drew a parcel from his trowsers' pocket, containing eight bad florins, all wrapped in paper saying, "This is what they gave to hold"—Cornell and Symes were Pre
<lb/>sent when the charge was being made—I found 13 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Watson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-131" type="surname" value="BREBETON"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-131" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BREBETON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Howden, of 78, Gracechurch Street—on 8th February I sold a similar piece of soap to this to. a whom I do not remember—he gave me a florin, which I put in the gill and did not notice that it was bad—the police inspector afterwards being and said something to me—I found this florin
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the till—I marked it and gave it to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-132" type="surname" value="REYNOLDS"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-132" type="given" value="GERTRUDE"/>GERTRUDE REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Fisher Ellis, bakers, of 55 Thread needle Street—I do not know the prisoner—I remember a man buying a tart, he gave me a bad florin; I gave it back to him, and he gave me a penny and left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-133" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The seconds are all bad—the eight found on wet-son and the one uttered are from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750301-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750301-name-134" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-134" type="surname" value="DEFENCE"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-134" type="given" value="SYMES"/>SYMES DEFENCE</persName> </hi>.I met these chaps and went with them to Leadenhall Market, and when we came out we met them again, and the other cheap was packing up a piece of scented soap. I said "What are you goin; to do with that?" He said "Throw it away." I said "You may as well give it to me," and he did so, and a stick of sealing-wax as well. They said "We shall be back in a minute. "I waited ten minutes, and was going home when the detective took me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-216-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-216-18750301 t18750301-216-punishment-25"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>217.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750301-217-offence-1 t18750301-name-136"/>Norah Conden</persName>, with intent to do her some grievous bodily harm</rs>. Mr. A, Metcalfe conducted the Prosecution, and Mr. Frith
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-137" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LOVEJOY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman-B</hi> 216) On the night of 13th February I was called to 8, Grey Coat Street, Westminster, and saw Norah Conden in the passage, bleeding from a wound' on her head—she was sober—the prisoner was there; he appeared to hare recovered from the effects of I drink—Mrs. Laurence was also there—a man named Lovelace gave me this poker.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the prisoner by sight, and I have made quiries about him; I find he is a well-conducted man—the prosecutrix is a hard-working woman, she is a laundress—the prisoner was also bleeding, and a broken lamp was lying at the foot of the stairs, which are pretty steep—it has a small narrow staircase, and this was behind the door—the prosecutrix was at the Police Court on the first examination, but she was sent back again as she was too ill to. remain—she was not too drunk to give evidence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She was under the care of the hospital authorities.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-138" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA LAURENCE</persName> </hi>.I am the wife of John Laurence—we keep the house, 8, Grey Coat Street, Westminster—the prisoner lodged there with a woman: for five weeks—on Saturday, 13th. February, he was very tipsy in the after
<lb/>noon and evening—there had been a row in the house and fighting, but it was quieted before 11.30—another woman was there—the prisoner was turned out of the house into the street—the woman he lives with was very tipsy, and had a short pipe in her mouth—he called her Rosie, and she represented herself as his wife—Norah Conden came in at 11.30, and after she had been there some minutes the prisoner came downstairs, and the man and the two women all fell down together—the prisoner had not a lamp in his hand, he had taken it previously—there was no light in the passage, but my parlour door was open and I had a light—as the prisoner came downstairs he said "I will settle you you old b----," and he knocked her down—Lovelace was sitting in my parlour, he will be my future son-in-law—he had just seen my daughter back to the "station, he took the poker from the prisoner and I called a policeman."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Norah was standing at my parlour door, she did not go up the staircase—she did not speak to him on my oath—she did not blow out his light that I am aware of, or push him or say a word to him—she was away from 7.45 till 11.30.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-139" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LOVELACE</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Wellington Street, and am to be Mrs. Laurence's son-in-law—on Saturday, 13th February, I went to the house about 11.30, Norah Conden had just come in—a row was beginning up stairs, and Norah Conden was at Mrs. Laurence's door speaking to her—I was sitting by the fire and could see all that went on—the prisoner and the lady upstairs came down with a lamp—Mrs. Conden blew his light out and said "You will have the house on fire"—he struck her a blow—he was drunk and the woman who was with him the same, but I did not see that she was smoking a short pipe—Norah Conden was sober, and so were Mrs. Laurence and myself—I took the poker away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The staircase was quite dark—the people or all relatives.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not go to work—I went to the hospital on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday—I was never in Court before except at the police court—I was charged with being drunk and disorderly and fond but that is a good while ago.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I was house-surgeon at Westminster hospital—I examined Norah Conden there on 14th February—she was very much exhausted from loss of blood from a wound on her head 1 1/4 inch long and a 1/4 inch deep, and exposing the bone, such a wound as might be made by a poker—she was afterwards attended by the hospital surgeon—she was in a very weak state, and could not go to work for some days—she was still very weak last week when I examined her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The appearance of the wound was not consistent with it being done by a sharp instrument; that would have made an incised wound—it could not have been caused by a fall on broken glass; that would have made a clean cut wound not a jagged wound, unless the glass was jagged at the edge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"I was struck by them before I made an attempt to strike at all; they were all tipsy in the house landlady and all."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was able to walk—I had fell en before, but a person had assisted me up—I was not thoroughly intoxicated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-145" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I saw Chapman in Whitechapel Road stupidly drunk and sitting on the kerb—I tried to help him up, and two young chaps liften him up, and told me that they would see him righted—the prisoner is one of them—I left him with them, and watched them, thinking they were one to no good—they walked 2 or 3 yards, knocked him down, got what they the wanted out of his pockets, and then left him—I called policeman 210, who chased them, but fell against the kerb, and hallooed "Stop thief!"—they ran as fast as they could up Mary Street, and I joined, and saw the pri
<lb/>soner taken—I fell down, and lost sight of him, but I got up again say and him caught by Policeman 176.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They lifted him up and tried to make him walk—they each had one of his arms—he did not slip down; they threw him down.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-146" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HOLBROOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 176). I heard cries of "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner running—I followed him—he ran as if he was quite sobar—on the way to the station he put his left hand in his pocket—I asked him. what he had got—he said "Nothing"—I opened his hand and found this watch in it—I said "That will do for me," and put it in my pocket</p>
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<p>he said "You need not lock me up, I had the watch given to me"—he afterwards said "I picked the watch up; another man was going to pick it up, and I picked it up"—I met the prosecutor—he was being helped to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"I was coming from the Britannia last night, about 1.30, and saw the prosecutor sitting on the kerb opposite the Royal Oak, in Whitechapel Road, and I saw Payne and and another man and a little girl standing over him; the, other man said to Payne 'Take him home, he is with you,' and Payne said. 'No, you take him home.' They got him up and took him along, and I happened to stoop down and saw his watch lying by the kerb, and I picked it up and put it in my pocket Just as I went to pick it up, some other
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> made a rush at it, and I put it in my pocket; he followed me about: then Payne left him and said to me, 'Take him across the road, he wants to go to New Road.' I put him across the road and left him, and went back again, and this here man followed me about I heard cries of 'Stop thief!' and ran, seeing a policeman, I having the. watch, and I took the watch in my hand. It is true the policeman asked me what I had got there. I said 'Nothing,' and he put his hand in my pocket and took the watch out. I have no witnesses. There was nobody round there."</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at Clerkenwell in June</hi>, 1867,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1875.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Huddleston.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">describing</hi> not. a double knot, a single knot; it was a linen handkerchief, and very old a smallish one—the face of the child was very much swollen, and its eyes were swollen, I thought, from the tightness of the handkerchief being round the throat—it was a very cold night—we took it to the police station; we got there at 9.15—I afterwards went with it to the workhouse—I did not notice the mark on the neck till I got to the station, and Rawlins examined it—nothing was done to the child till I gave it to doctor—it was in my charge from the time I took off the handkerchief til I gave it to the doctor—it was the same child that I saw at the police court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-157" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER RAWLINS</persName> </hi>, M.D. I live at 45, High gate Road—on Saturday night the 30th January I was sent for to the police-station, Kentish Town—I got there about 9.20—I there saw a female child about eight months old—it was very cold, its lips blue, its feet blue, tongue blue, its face much swollen, eyes starting from its head, black spots all over its face, two graze on its head, one on the back and one on the front, a blue mark over the nose; there was a red mark right round the middle of the neck—the hand kerchief was round the neck, when I got to the station; it was not tied at that time, it was loosely round—in my opinion strangulation would account for the appearance of the face and eyes; the condition of the face was due. to strangulation—the grazes were such as might be caused by a fall on the head—the child appeared to have been well nourished—it was a very cold night—if the child had been left exposed to the weather during the night, in my judgment it would have been dead before morning—I had charge of the child about half an hour, not more; I forwarded it on to the work-house, so that it might be attended to there.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BY THE COURT</hi> </hi>; I attribute the black spots on the face to the escape of</p>
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<p>blood interfering with the circulation.: it is one of the particular marks of strangulation—the red mark on the neck was not a livid mark, it was merely red; I could not say more than that—there was no abrasion of the skin or anything of that sort.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-158" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE REEVES</persName> </hi>. The graze on the forehead was done when it was with me; it fell out of the cradle—the place on the nose it was born with.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That might have been, but it was" more likely to be caused by the same cause; it was much more likely to be from the interference with the circulation—it was a large blue swelling over the nose.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-159" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HILL</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of St. Pancreas Workhouse—on Saturday night the 30th January, about 11 o'clock I examined the child shortly after its admission; I did not see the person who brought it—it was suffering from the effects of cold; the limbs were cold, and it had a bruise on the back of the head, a bruise on the forehead, and a distinct mark of a ligature round the neck—there was a blue mark on the bridge of the nose, the eyes also were slightly blackened and swollen; the mark on the nose was simply a slight abrasion—the abrasions on the forehead and back of the head appeared to have been done at the same time—I have heard the circumstances under which the child was' found—the fact of its having been thrown over the wall would be a very likely cause for those abrasions—the mark round the neck lasted three or four days—I treated the child during that time—it was in danger for some days; it had considerable irr
<lb/>itation of the brain, was slightly convulsed, and also had a slight cough—it was a cold night—if the child had been allowed to remain out all night I believe it would have proved fatal to it in a few hours—it was fairly out' of danger at the end of four or five days, but—it has never entirely recovered its health; it is still suffering from the exposure—I account for the irrita
<lb/>tion of the brain by the fall on the' head, and to a-certain extent increased* by the effect of the strangulation—I have no doubt, apart from these injuries, the child was very fairly nourished; it appeared" to have been a healthy child—it was between eight and nine months old.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BY THE JURY</hi>. I should say the handkerchief bad been tied round the neck for some considerable time, from the fact that the mark remained three or four days—by some considerable time I mean a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes, the compression must have lasted that time—when it had been done I could not say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LUSCOMB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector y</hi>). On Saturday night, 30th January I was on duty at the Kentish Town Police Station, when the child was' brought in by Mrs. Welch and the others, that was at 9.15—the station is about half a mile from the wall—I at once sent for Dr. Rawlins and had the child attended to, and afterwards taken to the workhouse—that same night I went to 7, Harmood Street with Inspector Harris and a constable—it is about a mile from the station—I there saw Mrs. Andrews and the prisoner Jane Reeves—they were both present when I spoke to them—I was in uniform—I said "Has any child been taken away from here this even
<lb/>ing?"—I can hardly say who replied, I think it was Jane Reeves, but one of them said "No"—I asked who was the landlord of the house, Mrs. Andrews said "There is none"—I said "Who is the landlady?"—she said I am "I then asked her what children there were in the house—a Mrs. Jones who lodged there said "I have two upstairs"—Jane Reeves said "I have mine that is here"—and Mrs. Andrews said she had a child and that was there—I then pressed them and said "Are you certain that no</p>
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<p>child has been taken from here this evening"—Mrs. Andrews then told one that one had been taken away from there by Mrs. Wells—Jane Reeves said Yes, she has been taken to Roxburgh Grove to be taken care of there"—I asked "What number and whose house"—Jane said the name was Mrs. Cutler, but she did not know the number—I then asked her who had been keeping the child—Jane said that she had, and as she had one of her own to keep she could not afford to do that any longer—I then asked her to go with me and show me where the person lived to whom she had given the child—she also told me that on the night in question she had washed the child and dressed it, and kissed it, and given it to Mrs. Wells—she said she had put on its hat, a white hat, a cape and a pink pinafore—I had previously told her that the child had been found, and that it was not dressed—she then went with me to Dalby Street—she appeared to be very reluctant to go—she took me to 25, Dalby Street, that is about 700 yards from Mrs. Andrews—you would not pass through Franklin Street in going, it is is another direction—you would pass Dalby Street in going to Franklin street,—Franklin Street is beyond Dalby Street—when I got to 25, Dalby Street I asked for Mrs. Wells and she came; I found that she lived there—she is the wife of a railway shunter—when in the passage I asked Jane Reeves it that was the woman she Had given the child to—she did not answer—I then the said "You have stated to me that you gave the child to Mrs. Wells, why don't you say the same in her presence?"—she replied "You can't make me say anything unless I like"—I said "You can explain if you like what you have stated about Mrs. Wells"—she made no answer to that—I then asked Mrs. Wells what she had done with the child that she had taken from 7, Harmood Street that evening—she said "I took it and gave it to a little girl to take it to the police-station"—I asked her whether she knew where the girl liyed, or whether she knew who she was, or whether if she saw her eh would know her he again—her answer was "No" to each of the questions—I then went into her room and told her that a child had been found, and that it was supposed to be the same child she had taken away from Haratcled Street, and that the child when she took it away was properly dressed, list when it was found it had on no hat or cape—"Now I want to find those things"—I commenced to turn over some things in her room to see if I could find the things—she was sitting down on a chair at the time; without saying anything she got up, took a bunch of keys, unlocked the bottons drawer of a chest of drawers in the room, and took out these things, the white hat, this drab cape or pelisse, and this pink pinafore (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—june Reeves said "Those are the things I dressed the child in before it was taken away"—I then told Wells that I should have to take her into custody, that she would be charged with attempting to murder the child—she made no answer—I took Wells to the station, and told Jane Reeves that I should want her to go to the station with me—I took them both to the station—I had previously ascertained from Jane Reeves who the mother of the child was—she said that the mother had made arrangements for the child to be taken away from 7, Harmood Street, to some other place to be taken care of, that her sister, Mary Ann, had told her so on the Wednesday previous—I first heard from Jane who the mother was at Harmood Street, but when I got to Mrs. Wells I asked where Mary Ann lived—she had told me the child was Mary Ann's—I asked where Mary Ann lived, and she said at 50, Fitzroy Street—after Wells had been taken to the station, I went to 50, Fitzroy Street, with detective constable Dalton—the Rev. Mr. Perry</p>
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<p>lives there—I saw Mary Ann Reeves there; she was in service there—I asked her whether she had a child—I was in uniform; that was the first question I asked her, whether she had a child—she Said she had—I said "Has it been staying at 7, Harmood Street?"—she said "Yes, it has"—I asked her whether she, had made any arrangement for the child to be taken away from there to be taken to any other place—she replied "I don't quite understand you"—I then repeated the question, and asked her whether she had made any arrangement for the child to be taken away from there by any one to any other place to be taken care of—she said "No"—I said "If any one says you have done so, I sup
<lb/>pose they would be wrong?"—she said "Yes, but there was a person who would have taken it for eight shillings a week, but I could not afford that"—she then said "I arranged with Mrs. Wells to take it away, to take it to the police-station, and if they would not take it in there to leave it on a door step"—Mr. Perry, who was present the whole time, then said "You did not think she was going to do the child any harm, did you, Mary Ann, you only thought it was going to be taken to the workhouse, or some place, to be taken care of," and she said "Yes, that was what 1 thought"—I then took her to St. Pancreas Workhouse, where her child was—she saw it, and said that it was her child—I then took her to the police-station, and placed all the three prisoners in the dock together—I told Wells that I should charge her with attempting to murder Ada Reeves by tying a handkerchief round her neck, also with abandoning and exposing it so as to endanger its life—she said "I did not tie the handkerchief round its neck, I tied it round its head"—I told the other two prisoners that they, would be charged with being accessories; neither of them made any an
<lb/>swer—that was all that passed—I have obtained a certified copy of the register of the child's birth, which I compared with the original. (
<hi rend="italic">This certified the birth of Ada Maude Mary, on 22nd April</hi>, 1874.
<hi rend="italic">Father's name Robert Andrews, railway engine driver. Mother's Annie Andrews, for Reeves.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
<hi rend="smallCaps">WELLS</hi> </hi>. I did not say I gave the child to a little girl, I said "a girl;" I had seen the girl scores of times, but I did not know her name or where she lived.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That is not so, the words she made use of were that she gave it to a little girl—I asked her distinctly whether she would know her if she saw her, and she said "No"—the child's clothing was examined to see if we could find any trace, but there was no mark by which it could be identified.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-161" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>). On Saturday-night, 30th January, I went with the last witness to 7, Harmood Street—I heard the conversation that took place there—I afterwards went to 25, Dalby Street, with Jane Reeyes—Wells said "I have given the child to a girl to take to the police-station, but I don't know who the girl is, nor what her name is"—the three prisoners were charged at the station that night—next, morning I came on" duty about 9 o'clock, that was Sunday morning the 31st—in the course of my duty I visited the prisoners in their cells—I went to the cell in which. the two Reeves "were confined—they were both in the same cell, Mrs. Wells was in the adjoining cell along with another prisoner—both, the Reeves said "Have you heard how the child is this morning, sir"—I said "No, I have only just come on duty, I have heard nothing of it this morning"—both of them said "When we parted with the child we had not the least idea any harm was going to be done to it, we only intended it to be. put on a door</p>
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<p>step so that it might be found by the police and taken to the Station"—a bouts quarter of an hour or twenty minutes afterwards the Rev. Mr. Perry came to his the station—he saw the Reeves and they made the same statement to him in my presence—about 8 o'clock that evening the child of Jane Reeves was brought to the station to her by Mrs. Andrews her sister, and it was given to her in her cell—it was a young child about six or seven weeks old—Wells was in the adjoining cell at the time—when Mrs. Andrews was there the two Reeves made the saint statement to her as they did to me and Mr. Perry, about the child being taken away and put on a doorstep—after Mrs. Andrews had left I heard Wells any "I hear Mrs. Turner is going to give me a lift up in the morning, she appears to blame it all to me, but if she opens I shall"—I understood the name to be Mrs. Turner, but she-was alluding to Mrs. Andrews, there is no such person as Mrs. Turner—she must have heard the conversation in the cell—this was said almost directly after Mrs. Andrews had gone—Jane Reeves replied "When I gave you the child I had not the least idea you were going to injure it, I only thought it was to be placed on a doorstep"—one of them, I believe it was Mary Ann said "Why did you take the child's things off" Wells said "Because I knew if the child was found it would be described, and it would be identified by its clothing"—Wells also said "You know you told me that you wanted to get rid of the little b"—both the Reeves replied "If you can keep quiet we can"—when Jane said "I only thought you intended to put it on a door step, "Wells said "I carried the child about till I was tired, and my heart being full I gave it to a little girl, and if any harm happened to the child it was after the girl had it; after I gave it to the girl—I gave it to the girl to take to the police-station"—that was all that passed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
<hi rend="smallCaps">BY THE COURT</hi> </hi>. When Wells said "You know you told me you wanted to get rid of the little b"—the Only answer that was made was "If you can keep quiet we can"—and with that the conversation dropped.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
<hi rend="smallCaps">BY THE JURY</hi> </hi>. That remark of Wells was made to Mary Ann—and they both answered "If you can keep quiet we can."</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-162" type="given" value="ANNA"/>ANNA ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Harmood Street—I have lived there very near five years—I am the landlady of the house—I am sister to the Reeves'—I am married—my husband does not live there, he is away at work; he does not live with me there—I think Jane is twenty-four years of age, I. am not quite sure—she was formerly in the service of the Rev. Mr. Perry, as cook I think—in January last she was living at my house with her child—she was not in service at that time—her child was born on the 22nd November; she had left Mr. Perry's service—she did not leave to be confined; she left the service to go into the country—she was con
<lb/>fined in November, and in January she was living with me with her child; at the same time Mary Ann's child was also living there my she was still in 'the service of Mr. Perry—neither of my sisters are married—I registered the birth of Mary Ann's child; it was born in April, 1874—I registered it in the name of Andrews, because she never would tell me who the father was, and I did not give it to mind to register it in her maiden name—I registered it as the child of Robert Andrews, and described her as Annie Andrews, formerly Reeves—the child went by the name of Ada Maude Mary Andrews, that was the mother's wish—I was paid 10?. a week for the keep of Jane and her child and Mary Ann's child—Mary Ann used to bring it to me I generally—I took that to be for the keep of Jane and the two children—I had to keep them all Jane did not pay anything—on Saturday, 30th January,</p>
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<p>I saw Mary Ann's child, as near as I can tell between 7 and 8 o'clock; Jane had charge of it—Mrs. Wells came to my house between 7 and 8 o'clock, as. near as I can tell; I have got no time, so 7 could not say exactly—I knew her before; the first of my knowing her was she came and did for me when I was confined—she is no relation of mine; I always took her as a friend after doing for me, that was all—that was the first time I knew anything about her—I had not engaged her as a nurse; I had not engaged any nurse—her brother-in-law lodged with me, and he fetched her, as I had not any nurse—when Wells came in I don't know whether the child was in the kitchen or the parlour—it was dressed as far as the pinafore; I could not say who dressed it, it was dressed—I did not see it go out—it was dressed with a drab cape and a white hat; it was dressed to go out—I have seen this hat, cape, and pinafore—I could not say if Jane or Mrs. Wells dressed it; I was busy ironing—it was not dressed when Mrs. Wells came in—she said it was going to a new home in Roxburgh Grove, to Mrs. Cutler's, for a week—nothing further was said—I left the room and went in the yard, and when I. came back it was gone and Mrs. Wells too; Jane remained—I never had anything to do with the child, Jane always had to do for it; I never had anything to do with it—I had seen Mrs. Wells on the Wednesday before; she came to my house? then—I and Mrs. Jones were washing, and Jane was in the kitchen at the same time, and Wells said she had got a place for the child, the two for 9*. or one for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, at Mrs. Cutler's, in Roxburgh Grove—nothing further * was said on. the Wednesday—I saw Mary Ann that same evening, she came to my house—she was not there at the same time as Mrs. Wells, she came after—Mrs. Wells saw Jane on the Wednesday at my house—I did not hear what passed between them, only what I said when Jane was in my presence, about the child going to Roxburgh Grove.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wells.</hi> I was not going to take the child to Roxburgh Grove—Mrs. Andrews knew that I was not going to take it there.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not know that she was not going to take it there—I believed that she was.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. Both my sisters had been in, the service of Mr. Perry, Jane as cook and Mary Ann as housemaid—Mr. Perry is a clergyman, a married man with a family—Jane's child is about three months old, much younger than Mary Ann's child—she took care of Mary Ann's child and attended to it—she had all the attendance, I had nothing to do with it whatever—she was very kind to it—Mary Ann always seemed found of her child when I have seen her with it,</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-163" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH MASKALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Douglas Terrace, Poplar—at the end of January this year I was staying at 25, Dalby Street—on Wednesday, 27th January, I went with Mrs. Wells to 50, Fitzroy Street—I did not go to see any one; I went with Mrs. Wells for a walk, and she went to 50, Fitzroy Street—I did not see anybody there, I waited outside and she went in—she was there nearly three-quarters of an hour—on Friday the 29th'. Jane Reeves called on Mrs. Wells—I could not tell how long she stayed—she did not come inside, she waited outside—Mrs. Wells saw her outside—
<hi rend="italic">on</hi> Saturday the 30th January I recollect Mrs. Wells going out; I should think about 7.30, as near as I remember—she came back at 8.30—I saw her about a quarter of an hour after she came back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Wells. Q.</hi> Did you see any difference in me when I came back to what there was when I went out.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No I did not—you asked me whether I would hold your baby if it woke while you were gone; I did not, another Person took care of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-164" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE NORTH</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Douglas Terrace, High gate New Town I know Mrs. Wells—on 30th January, I went to her house to take care of her baby at 7 o'clock in the evening—she went out at 7 'o clock and came about 8.30—she said she had been to Mrs. Andrews—she seemed very excited—she had got a colour and her eyes seemed to shine—she said she had a lot I of news to tell me, but she would tell me on. the morrow, Sunday, and when who I went she was taken up—I did not see her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wells. Q.</hi> Did I ask you to mind my baby when I went out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes and I said I would—I took care of the baby, you said you were going out is I fetch two errands and would I see to your baby while you were gone, and I said yes if you were not gone long—there was a difference in you when you came in, I said to the landlady what a colour you had, and your eye seemed to shine, and you said you would catch it by being so long gone gossipping.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
<hi rend="smallCaps">BY THE JURY</hi> </hi>. I did not go to the house by pre-arrangement—I had let my situation on the Wednesday—I was visiting Mrs. Wells—I went to ten—I was not going to sleep there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-165" type="given" value="SUSANNAH REBECCA"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SUSANNAH REBECCA CUTLER</hi> </persName>. I live at 5, Roxburgh Grove—I know Mrs. Wells—I saw her on 18th May last year—she came to my mother's house No. 9, Oakley Square, and said "You said you would like a nurse child "I said "Yes, if it was anything worth my having"—she said "I know I person who has one to put out"—I asked who it was—she said it was a: No. 7, Harmood Street—next day I went to Mrs. Andrews at 7, Harmoof Street—I knocked at the door, and Mrs. Andrews came to the door—I had some conversation with her—I did not take any charge of a child at that time—I have not had any conversation with Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Andrews about taking charge of a child since that time—I never saw either of the Reeves till I saw them at the Police Court, nor yet the baby.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
<hi rend="smallCaps">BY THE COURT</hi> </hi>. When I had the conversation with Mrs. Andrews nothing was said about what I was to be paid for the child—nothing was said about two children, no price was mentioned—it was me that mentioned the price, when they spoke to me about the child, I said if I took' it I would do a mother's part by it, but I could not take it unless I had a month's money in advance, and then I was to have it at 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, but I would like to have it down in black and white who was to pay me, and who the child belonged to.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-166" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DALTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi> 7). I had pointed out to me the wall in Franklin Street where the child was found—I measured the wall—on the road side it was 4 ft. 7 in. high from the footpath, and on the inside 6 ft. 2 in.—I examined it by daylight—it is a piece of waste ground attached to the Midland Railway, and there is a lot of rough bricks and a quantity of stagnant water where the child was dropped over, it, is not a garden of an inhabited house—it is a piece of waste ground where the Midland Company have allowed some of their men to plant some vegetables on—there is no passage or right of way, it is all enclosed—it is between 400 and 500 yards from the wall in Franklin Street to 7, Harmood Street I should imagine—I have not measured it accurately, and it is about 500 yards from Harmood Street to Dalby Street where Mrs. Wells lives—Roxburgh Grove is about 400 yards from Harmood Street—that is not quite in the same direction as Dalby Street, it is a little more to the right, towards Haverstock Hill.</p>
<p>Anna Andrews (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The child had got more things belonging to it—it had got another change of all that it required, frock, petticoat, and</p>
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<p>pinafore—they are at my house now; they were not taken away—no-reason was assigned to me for taking the child away, but Jane wished to go to service, and I thought that was the reason.;</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners Statements before the Magistrate were ready as follows. Wells says</hi>: "The prisoner, Mary Ann Reeves wrote to me on the Tuesday even
<lb/>ing and said she wanted to see me on the "Wednesday afternoon; she said she would give me a sovereign, either to take it to the police-station or leave it on a doorstep. Then I went down on the Wednesday and she came up on" the Wednesday evening, and Thursday evening too, and asked me: whether I would take it, and I said I would take it to the police-station. Jane came up to me on the Friday 'evening and asked me when I would take it; I said on Saturday evening. I went and fetched the child and carried it about for half an hour till I was tired, and I could not put the child down my heart was so full, and I thought of my own children, and I met a girl at the end of Kentish Town Road. I asked her whether she would take it to the police-station, she said she would I did not see any more of her. "I went home. The reason I took the hat off the mother told me to take it off, and I tied the pocket handkerchief round its head."
<hi rend="italic">Jane Reeves and Mary Ann Reevis say</hi>: "I am not guilty.". '</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Wells' Defence.</hi> On the Thursday evening, when Mary Ann came to my place, she said I was not to take the child to the police-station at all, she would be found out; she said the policeman might say there had been so many children brought in that way "Leave it on a door step.". I could not leave the child there, I gave it to a girl, and asked her would she take it to the police-station. She said she would. I have seen the girl lots of times. I should know her again if I was to see her. I never had any intention of hurting the child or murdering it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-169" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE WELCH</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I never saw this handkerchief before. I never saw it till I saw it at the Court—the child had not a handkerchief like that amongst its clothes when it was at my house—I am quite sure of that, nothing of the sort.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
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<p>Mrs. Wells'—I was staying with my aunt at Mrs. Wells'; she is the lan lady of Mrs. Wells' house—Mrs. Wells was in the front parlour—nobody lived with her besides her husband—I have never seen a handkerchief of that sort—I know nothing about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN REEVES</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted, for unlawfully abandoning and exposing the said child, whereby its life was endangered.
<hi rend="italic">Three other counts</hi>—vary in the intent.
<hi rend="italic">Fifth and sixth counts</hi>—for conspiracy to abandon</rs>
<hi rend="italic">All the witnesses were re-sworn in this case, their evidence read over, and stated by them to be correct.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Wells' Defence.</hi> I never intended any harm to the child. I gave it to I girl because I could not put it down myself. I never had any thought of murdering the child, or anything of the sort.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jane Reeves' Defence.</hi> I gave it to
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Mary Ann Reeves' Defence.</hi> I did not say I wanted to get rid of the child. Mrs. Wells asked me a great many times to let her take it away, ever since it was born; she said it would be taken care of. I did not know any harm was coming to it; she said she would take it and my sister Jane' child too.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Wells.</hi> I never thought of asking her any such thing; she tried to get it into the Foundling and could not—she asked me to take it to the police station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN REEVES</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Impisonment on this indictment.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WELLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1875.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Grand Jury having ignored the bill for manslaughter</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution offered no evidence on the Coroner's Inquisition.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">a</hi>., also to steal
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi>, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good cliaracter—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAFFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GILL</persName> </hi>. I am deputy to Mr. Davis, a lodging-house keeper, of 42, West India Docks Road, Limehouse—James Laws, the deceased, was a regular lodger there at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—he was a sickly man, evidently suf
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<lb/>wards I heard screams from the deceased—I went into the room and found the deceased's bedstead overturned, and the deceased's head and shoulders were on the floor, and his feet entangled in the bed-clothes—the bedstead was turned sideways—the flock bed weighed perhaps 10 lbs.—the prisoner had not undressed himself at all, nor had he got into his bed, because it was unruffled—he had one boot off—the first thing I and a lodger did was to right the deceased's bed—I was very excited, and told the prisoner to go downstairs as the persons in the room said that he had overturned the bed-stead—I cannot recollect whether the prisoner said anything to that, as I was in a passion—I put the deceased to bed, and turned the prisoner out of the house, and next day I gave him in custody—I went into the room again to see the deceased about 2 a.m., and at 10 o'clock next morning I found him speechless—I sent for the parish doctor, who came at 12 o'clock, and the deceased died about 2.30—we knew him by the name of Daniel O'Rourke, but we afterwards ascertained that his name was James Laws.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAFFORD</hi>. I gave him in custody between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon—the deceased was evidently a weak man, but he could eat well—his age was about fifty-six—the bedsteads are side by side, five on the left, four on the right, and one lengthways—No. 41 runs out from the wall—they are 2 ft or 2 ft. 2 in. apart—they are wooden French bedsteads, single, about 3 ft. wide and 6 ft. long—I did not hear the prisoner say that the deceased jumped up when he shook him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It would require much pushing to turn the bedstead over; it would be impossible for it to tip over from a person lying on one side of it—a man would have to put his hands under it and forcibly lift it over.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-183" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BESSEL</persName> </hi>. I am a dock labourer—on 4th February I slept in the bed opposite where the prisoner was going to sleep—Mr. Gill brought the prisoner in about' 1 a.m., and showed him to a bed—the deceased was in bed snoring a little, he was very poorly—the prisoner began cursing and swearing at him because he was making a noise, and then he; deliberately took hold of him and shook him and pressed him very hard, and made him holloa out very much—the prisoner then sat down on his own bed, pulled off one of his boots, sat there for about a minute, and then deliberately got up,
<hi rend="italic">catclied</hi> hold of the bedstead and
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> it over on its side, and pitched the man out—I heard him fall on the floor; he made a deal of noise—the prisoner did nothing, he only stood there—he was not sober and he was not drunk—the deputy came and turned him out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAFFORD</hi>. I went to bed about 8.45—the room is not lighted all night; the deputy brought a light up when he came to show the prisoner his bed, and left it with the prisoner—I was awake when they came up—I said nothing to the prisoner—do you think I was going to interfere with a sailor when they carry weapons about them, and besides, I did not know he was going to turn the bedstead over—the bedsteads are very heavy.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-184" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PEET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 400). The prisoner was given into my cus
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEATTIE</hi>, M.D., M.R.C.S. I am medical officer of Stepney Union—on 5th February, at 12.15 I was called to the West India Dock Road, and found the deceased in an insensible and dying condition—I after wards heard that he died at 2.30, and I subsequently made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination by the Coroner's order, and found that death arose from con
<lb/>gestion of the brain from the rupture of a blood vessel on the brain—I found the membranes thickened and greatly congested, and a clot of con
<lb/>gealed blood about the size of a horse bean, behind the left ear, on the brain and under the membrane—there were no marks of external injury on the body—the pleura was adhering from the standing pleurisy, and the lungs were collapsed here and there, and there was evidence of old standing bronchitis, but those injuries were distinct from the clot of coagulated blood—I attribute the rupture of the blood. vessel to violence—I have heard the evidence—such a blow as would be given in a fall from a bedstead would cause the condition I saw—he did not die of pleurisy or bronchitis, but from the rupture of a vessel in the brain from violence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>. Pleurisy and bronchitis would affect the the circulation of the blood, and I have known apoplexy resulting from them—the bedstead was about 18 inches high—I mean to say that if the man only fell 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">feet</hi>, and the pillow and bedclothes fell with him, that would produce what I saw, with no external signs of violence—the appearance would not be produced by violent coughing under excite
<lb/>ment; there would be different symptoms altogether—I don't think any excitement would produce what I saw—I know that the man had had bron
<lb/>chitis some time, and that would affect the circulation—he was dying when I saw him, and was beyond the reach of medicine—supposing the blood vessel to have burst at 1 a.m., when the bed was thrown over, the man might live till 2.30 p.m., because there would be a small oozing out of blood which would ultimately bring him to the condition in which I saw him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1875.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. B. KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-187" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a fruit salesman, and live at 11, Crown Court, Covent Garden—I know the prisoner—I was at St. James's Church, Clerkenwell, on the 15th September, 1859, and saw him married to Sarah Mitchell—she is in Court to-day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know that she married again in 1871.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-188" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP COOPER</persName> </hi>. I live at Esher Street, Westminster—I have a daughter named Susanah Martha—on the 28th September, 1851, I was at the Bap-tist Chapel, Romney Street, when she was married to the prisoner, William Frost—I have the certificate—my daughter is alive—the prisoner lived with her about a year and nine months after the marriage, and I have not seen him since that time till a fortnight ago, when I was at the Police Court—my daughter has lived in London ever since—she went out charging.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
<hi rend="smallCaps">BY THE COURT</hi> </hi>. They were married in September, 1851, and I believe it was the following June twelvemonth that he left here; in 1853, I think.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't believe she had seen him since 1853—she is married again—she married a man named Bradshaw about twelve years ago—I was not present at that marriage—I have seen the certificate—she pro
<lb/>duced it before the Magistrate—I say the prisoner and' my daughter lived together about a year and nine months—I said before the Magistrate he left her ten or twelve years ago—I could not exactly say the year—I said my daughter had not seen him since he deserted her—I might have said before the Magistrate "I don't think they have seen each other since 1852" I don't believe they have.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
<hi rend="smallCaps">BY THE COURT</hi> </hi>. I saw them living together just before he left her.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-189" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I live at Dennis Buildings, Walworth—I was married to the prisoner on the 15th September, 1859, at St. James', Clerkenwell—he said he was a widower—I lived with him three months and then he left me—he enlisted—I did not know that he enlisted for thirteen months, and then he came home to me one night—I did not know he was a soldier until then—I used to write to his mother and they always told me they did not know where he was—he came home one night about 10 o'clock, and then he went home to his own mother down in the country.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am married again—I was married in October, 1871—I did not institute these proceedings.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi> Philip Cooper
<hi rend="italic">repeated their evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">repeated her evidence and added</hi>: He corresponded with me during the time he was out in India—I had one or two letters.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should not have married again only I knew his first wife was alive—the last letter I had was dated July, 1863—I had a child by him—she is fifteen years old next June.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-194" type="given" value="ELLEN JOHANNA"/>ELLEN JOHANNA LOLE</persName> </hi>. I married the prisoner in Birmingham on 26th August, 1871—I knew him in London and I was given to understand he was a single man—he said he was.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ESSEX CASES</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> Souls by
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-198" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BERRY</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Messrs. Savill, Brothers, brewers at Stratford—Poulter was a tunman and Bailey a drayman in their service—on the afternoon of 9th February my attention was called to a certain cask which was in the tun-room on the left hand side—the number was 5, 993—I put it down in my book—I have got my book here (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I wrote the number down at the time in the tun-room—the number is 5, 953—it was an eighteen gallon cask—it was then standing against the column in the tun-room—I saw that cask again when it was taken off Bailey's dray at 7.15 in the evening after he had returned—he delivered three nine gallon casks at the landing stage besides that kilderk in—Bailey had been out all day from 8 o'clock in the morning till 7.15 in the evening, and I had seen that cask on the premises all day long—I saw Bailey take it off his van and put it on</p>
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<p>the landing stage—I missed that cask from the tun-room about an hour and a quarter before I saw it come on the stage—that would be about 6 o'clock—Poulter would not have any instructions to get a cask ready without any orders—I did not give him any orders to get that cask ready on that day—the empty casks would be delivered in the yard, and the landing stage is about fifty yards from that place round the corner—the draymen should deliver their returns first and then the empties—I saw Bailey's initials put on the cask afterwards when he unloaded it—the night man put it on in his presence—there was no other cask of that same number and size on the premises that day—I am quite positive of that—I said to Bailey "Did you bring this home," in the presence of the night man—Bailey said "Yes"—I said to the night man "Put his initials on it"—I was on the watch—I have never known the same cask to have two distinct numbers on it—this cask was very nearly new, it had' never been coopered—I did not see Poulter do anything with that cask on the day in question—Poulter was under me and took his orders from me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were a great many casks in the tun-room where 5, 953 stood—I am foreman of the tun-room—there are about ten me under me, sometimes more and sometimes less—at this time there might have been about ten—I had seen this cask in the tun-room before, at 5 o'clock the same evening—Bailey had been out all day—I missed the cask between 5 and 6 o'clock—I don't know anything about 5, 993—this is the piece of paper I wrote—you will find "Bailey" at the bottom—there is a good deal written on the paper—it was not all written at the same time—Bome is in ink—I wrote the word "caught" at the top—that is in ink—I wrote that after I had taken the number—I did not write that in triumph—that was when I had made up my mind I had caught when I found the cask—I wrote the number 5, 953 at my desk, which was about 10 ft. from the cask—I left the cask and went to my desk—I mean to say that no cask on my master's premises has had two different numbers to my know
<lb/>ledge—they all run in rotation—I don't know of any casks having two different numbers, one on the top and one on the bottom—I never knew of such a thing—it has not happened to my knowledge, it has no business to happen—the tun-room is separated from the rest of the warehouse by a wall—the empties would be delivered at the door leading into the yard—there are four doors into the yard—the empties are put in front of the cask washing-shed to be washed—the man ought to deliver his returns first that is to say, casks full of beer which have not been sold or delivered, and if there are any empties he ought to bring them round, so that they might be washed before they were re-filled, and they were then brought into the tun-room to be filled again—this cask was close to a column and about 20 yards from the door where the empty casks are placed—carts bringing in empty casks would pass that door—I last saw the cask about 6 o'clock in the tun-room—there is a slide to run the casks in—Bailey has been in the employ about five or six years, and Poulter a little longer than that.</p>
<p>Alfred Wren. I live at 4, Bow Street, Stratford—on Tuesday the 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> February I was in the employ of Messrs. Savill in the tun-room—I was under Poulter—on that day he gave me orders to get a kilderkin of XK ready—I did so—I shrived it up—when I had done it I told him that it was ready—I can't say to a minute what the time was when he gave me the order, but it was about 4 o'clock in the afternoon—that was the time I got it ready, and I told him I had got it ready—he had told me to do so,</p>
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<p>about two minutes before that—it was done as soon as I got the things—I left it against the drain in the new tun-room where it was—that is the tun-room which has a door which opens opposite where the empties are.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure it was at 4 o'clock that he gave me that order—I don't recollect stating that it was after 10 o'clock and before dinner—I did not take any notice of the kilderk in—I don't know what number it was—I had orders to get it ready, and I got it ready—I thought it was not right to get it ready in that place—I should think there are about ten men at work in the tun-room—I shrived some porter and some single perhaps the same day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am sure it was an eighteen gallon cask.</p>
<p>Arthur Orbell. I live at 56, Hellicar Road, Stratford—on the afternoon of Tuesday the 9th February I saw Wren getting a kilderk in of beer ready in the tun-room between 4 and 5 o'clock—I went and examined it after he had done it—I looked at the number and. took a note of it at the time—it was 5, 953—the cask is here; that is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I called Berry's attention to it—I am sure it was 5, 953 XK—after Bailey came book I saw it was gone from the tun-room, and it was then on the landing-stage—I did not see anything of it after 5 o'clock till I saw it on the stage about 6.45, after Bailey had come back—I looked at it then—I did not see Bailey leave in the morning—he was supposed to leave the yard at 8 o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I wrote the number on this piece of paper in the tun-room in ink against the column—I had the ink in my pocket—Wren had then gone round the corner to take some tubs—I did not show him my piece of paper—I have never shown it to him—I called Berry's attention to the cask, and I showed him the piece of paper—he wrote on a piece of paper too at his desk—my master had told me to look out—I was on the watch.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-199" type="given" value="SAMUEL WILLIAM"/>SAMUEL WILLIAM WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am loading-out clerk to Messrs. Savill—Bailey was a drayman in the service—on the morning of 9th February he left with his load before 8 o'clock—I checked the contents of his van, and entered them in my loading-book—the entry was made before he went away—I showed it to Bailey, and he signed it—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>:" Bailey, one kilder-kin and two firkins of XK, one kilderkin and twelve firkins AK, five firkins of porter, one firkin of single stout, and one firkin of X stont"—that bears Bailey's signature—we don't take the numbers of the casks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-200" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I am night man at Messrs. Savill's—the drayman coming in with his van would have to make his return to me—I was on duty on the night of Tuesday, 9th February, and I remember Bailey coming in—he delivered to me one kilderkin of XK and three firkins of AK—I examined the kilderkin and took the number, and made an entry of it at the time—it was 5, 953—I also put his initial "W. B." on it by Berry's orders—I have an account of the other numbers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I was before the Magistrate I said the number on the cask was 6, 953—I made a mistake, and I said so at the time—it is quite right what you have read, "I looked at the cask and put' W. B.' on it, and marked the number 6, 953—I made a note of the number at the time—I made a mistake, it is 5, 953, and not 6, 953."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I put the figures down at the time, and I made a mistake in reading them before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-201" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BYNER</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Lavender Street, Stratford, and was the driver of Bailey's van on this day—we left Messrs. Savill's at 8 o'clock in</p>
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<p>the morning, and we got back, as near as I can say, about 7 o'clock, or a little after—we then had three firkins in the van as far as I know—we stopped at a public-house in the course of the day, and Bailey went out when we were having our dinner—he was gone, it might have been, half an hour, or a little more, perhaps—coming along, before we got to the yard in the evening, I asked him where we were going to, and he said he was going home—to take what we had on the van home, and I drove him home—he told me to leave one horse only, so as he could get the van round as we always do—I took one horse down to the stable—at that time I left the van at the back of the brewery—all the casks that were on the cart there that I know of were three firkins—there were a lot of empties in the van, but not any others full as I know of.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-227-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>The prisoners were again indicted for unlawfully conspiring to steal a cash of beer from the same persons</rs>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KENT CASES</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-203" type="surname" value="HEARN"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-203" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750301-228-offence-1 t18750301-name-203"/>William Thomas Hearn</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750301-name-204" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18750301-name-204" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EVANS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 369). On 10th February, a little before 3 a.m I was on duty in Cambridge Terrace, Woolwich, and my attention was called to the coffee-room shutters of the Cambridge Arms, which I had seen safe an hour and a half previously—I lifted the window and the shutter and the wire blind fell into the room—I jumped in and shut the shutter behind me, turned my light on, and saw the prisoner standing "to atten
<lb/>tion" in a corner—I said "Is it a fair
<hi rend="italic">cotch</hi>"—he said "I can't tell"—I could not make any one hear—I took him to the station, gave him into the sergeant's charge, went back to the house, went up to Mr. Hearn's room, and kicked the bedstead till he turned over, and came down and searched the house—I then went back and searched the prisoner, and found on him a screw which