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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, June 5th, 1875, and following days,</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-1" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-2" type="given" value="COLIN"/>COLIN BLACKBURN</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-3" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES POLLOCK</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-6" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-7" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND"/>WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS WYATT TRUSCOTT</hi>, Knt., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-10" 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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi> Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-11" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHAW</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriff's.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM TIMBRELL ELLIOTT</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE ALFRED"/>GEORGE ALFRED SEDGWICK</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MACKAY</hi> (41)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi> 20). On the evening of 2nd February, about 7.30, I was on duty at the Church Street Station—the defendant came there and charged a man named Davis—I produce the charge sheet which he signed in my presence after it was read over to Davis. (
<hi rend="italic">This charged Charles Davis, of the Halifax Arms, Halifax Street, Mile End New Town with being concerned with one William Furze in stealing</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">a handkerchief, and valuable papers from the defendant's coat pocket.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Furze was then in custody on remand—he was after wards discharged—I don't know where he is now, I have not made any inquiry—I can't say anything on oath about him previously; he has had seven years' penal servitude—I have seen it in our
<hi rend="italic">Gazette</hi>—I got infor
<lb/>mation about him from constable Cowley, he is not here, he took both the prisoners in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-15" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TOWSEY</persName> </hi>. I am lessee and occupier of the Rose Tavern in Dock Street, Whitechapel—I was at the Worship Street Police Court on 3rd February when Davis and Furze were charged with robbing the defendant of a pocket book and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the Halifax Arms on 1st February—I saw the defendant sworn and heard him give his evidence—he said he was at the Halifax Arms on 1st February at a benefit for a man named Travers, that he heard Davis say to Furze "Go round and get a card out of him, he has some
<hi rend="italic">quids</hi>," that Furze went to him and put his hand in his coat pocket, that some women then called his attention to it and said he had been robbed, that he was afraid to speak in case of being molested and ill-used—he said he missed his pocket-book and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—further evidence was heard and
<hi rend="italic">Davis</hi> was subsequently discharged by the Magistrate—I don't know</p>
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<p>anything about Furze's case—I was at the Halifax Arms about 7 o'clock on 2nd February, it might be between 7 and 8 o'clock, I think it was before 8 o'clock—I walked with Mackay to the station, as he did not know the way—on the road I said it was a very serious thing of him locking a man up in a case like this—he made use of very obscene language and said he did not care, he knew as much as Davis did, and he would b----up the license at the Halifax Arms unless his friends came down in the morning with 150
<hi rend="italic">quid</hi>, and if I was a friend of his I ought to produce some portion of it—I know the prisoner's handwriting, these letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are all in his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about the middle part of the day when Mackay gave his evidence at the Police Court, somewhere about dinner time—I did not take a note of what he said, I am speaking from memory—I did not give my evidence till 15th April—I had the Halifax Arms once myself, I bought it about this time twelve months and sold it to Davis—I had the Rose at the same time as the Halifax Arms—I was at the Grapes in Houndsditch about eighteen months ago, I sold that and lived out of business for a month—I then bought the Rose and the Halifax Arms together—I kept the Rose and put my son-in-law, Mr. Morgan, in the other as 1 could not hold two licenses; the Halifax Arms was transferred to Davis just before last Christmas—Morgan was in it about nine months, or six or seven months—I did not keep a beershop in Boston Street, Hackney Road, I had a licensed public-house there, I sold it ten years ago, I had it about eighteen months and sold it to very good advantage—I have had thirteen licensed houses in the city and suburbs within twenty-six years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-16" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi>. I am managing Common Law clerk to Messrs. Burchell, solicitors in the Broad Sanctuary, Westminster—they are the solicitors acting for Messrs. Carter Wood, the brewers—I was at the Police Court on 3rd February, when this case against Davis was heard before Mr. Hannay—I took a note of what Mackay swore on that occasion (
<hi rend="italic">referring to it</hi>) he said that his name was William Mackay, living at 3, Thomas Street, Hackney Road, a licensed victualler's broker—on Monday night last, 1st February, he was at the Halifax Arms, at the house kept by Davis, it was a benefit night of a friend of his—he said "He asked me to take some tickets, and 1 took 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth, I took the trouble to send them out; in the evening I went to the Halifax Arms, I went upstairs into the club-room. When I came downstairs 1 walked to the bar; I was standing at the far end of the bar, the prisoner was standing talking to another man, I heard Davis say to the other man Get a card out of his pocket, he has got some
<hi rend="italic">quids.</hi> Then Furze came round the corner and stood on my right hand side, I felt somebody's hand in my pocket, and I missed my pocket handkerchief. There were two women there, one of the women said 'I saw him put his hand into your pocket.' Directly Davis had said this Furze went round to my pocket. There was a very rough lot there, and I gave instructions to a detective and he captured Furze, and in the evening I took Davis. There was 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and papers in the pocket-book; I found the papers in my box this morning at my private residence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. My name is William Mackay, I am a licensed victualler's broker, that is my trade" (
<hi rend="italic">a large card was produced</hi>)—I think a copy is attached to the deposi
<lb/>tion with one of the letters—he said "That is my card. The first thing I heard was the sentence 1 mentioned. I understood what he meant about the
<hi rend="italic">quids</hi>, I was two yards off. I found the money for Davis to go in</p>
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<p>the house. Then there was a letter of December 20th, 1874, put in, and then he was asked whether he had ever been an attorney's clerk, and what he was, and he said he carried on business as a public-house broker at 32, Coleman-street, Bank"—that is all I have taken down—the man was discharged without any one being called for the defence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Notes were taken by the Magistrate's clerk—I took
<hi rend="italic">down</hi> all I thought material, we were acting for the defence—I took down every word he said in chief, and the cross-examination as far as it goes—he may have said a little more—I did not give evidence before the Magistrate when the prisoner was charged with perjury—I heard Towsey give evidence as to what he heard Mackay say—I don't remember an objection being taken by Mackay—Mr. Hannay sent for the depositions that had been taken on 3rd February, and they were produced, they were written in a book—I don't think I had this paper in my pocket at the time, it was at the office—I did not tell the Magistrate that I had taken it, it was not necessary—I did not mention to anybody that I had taken it, I brought it here to-day with other papers in the action, because I thought it might be wanted—there were two actions brought by Mackay, one against Davis and one against Towsey—he admitted in both actions that he had not any ground for the claim—the first writ was on 18th January 1875, for 42
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., there had been a writ before that, but we had nothing to do with that, Mackay had settled that between himself and Davis—I believe the claim on 18th January was for cash lent and work and labour done—Davis brought the writ to me—I took his written instructions to enter an appearance, which I did in due course—Mackay delivered a declaration on 28th January, and notice of trial, and we pleaded in due course on 10th February—here is the replication dated 18th March, I suppose the issue would be delivered with it—he was not threatened that if he proceeded with the action there would be a summons for perjury against him, I believe a summons was applied for about 25th March—the action is not still pending—it was put an end to by a letter from Mackay "I hereby withdraw from both my actions, and I further undertake and agree never to proceed with them, and also to pay whatever law costs have been incurred; with regard to the charge I made against Mr. Davis, I entirely exonerate him from the same"—I heard that letter read before the Magistrate—in another letter he not only counter
<lb/>manded the notice of trial, but he said that his attorney had been acting without his instructions.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-17" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DAVIS</persName> </hi>. In February I was lessee and occupier of the Halifax Arms—I have been a pugilist—I was at my public-house on the lot of February—Mackay was there, also Furze—I did not tell Furze to take a card from Mackay's pocket as he had got some
<hi rend="italic">quids</hi>; I never spoke to Furze, I did not in any way assist Furze in robbing him—I did not know that night of his having been robbed—I was on the premises on Tuesday morning, 2nd February, between 11 and 12 o'clock; Mackay came there—he had two glasses of ale, and I another gentleman were behind the bar; and just before be left he said to us "Now you
<hi rend="italic">sods</hi>, I am going to
<hi rend="italic">nick</hi> a ticket-of-leave man, and if that don't settle the license of the b----Halifax Arms, I will do it. by fair means or foul"—I was married that morning, and had just fetched my wife home—at 7.30 that evening Mackay came in with a detective and gave me in charge for being concerned with Furze, in robbing him of a pocket-book and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on the 3rd I was taken before Mr.</p>
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<p>Hannay, Mackay gave his evidence, and I was discharged—I instructed Messrs. Burchell to take out a summons against him for perjury—he has no claim against me for money due to him, he owes we money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been a fighting man; I am not now—I was tried for manslaughter at Maidstone, and you defended me—I was acquitted—I had nothing to do with the fight—I was taken for being at the fight asan accessory—it is very nearly two and a half years since I fought in the ring—I have not been in any other trouble—about twelve years ago I was locked up for being along with some
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> that were trying to steal some tea, and I was in prison for two months—when I first communicated with Mackay about the pur
<lb/>chase of the Halifax Arms, I was a billiard marker:—I had been manager at the White Swan public-house, 227, Mile End Road—I had just come out of it—I had had a bit of a quarrel with the landlord—he did not charge me with anything; he sent his wife after me to get me back and manage the house for him—I had been billiard marker at the Earl of Warwick, in the Mile End Road—I was there nearly twelve months—I was not dis
<lb/>charged, I left to take the management of the White Swan—I was not charged with cheating the players—there was no charge against me at the White Swan for robbing the till—I was born in Australia—I was between seven and eight years of age when I came away—I have never been there since—I had been out of the White Swan five or six weeks before I com
<lb/>menced to negotiate for the Halifax Arms; during that time I was enjoying myself, I had been hard at work for eight or nine months and I thought 1 would have a week or two—I did not know that Mackay was a public-house broker till he told me—he spoke to me at the White Swan—I had not much to pay down for the Halifax Arms; I had some acceptances from friends, and some 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; but out of that Mackay cashed a bill and stuck to 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had not a farthing of money to pay down—Mackay did not negotiate the whole of it—I cashed the bills—I had the money to go in, less the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. That he stopped—I am not aware that he negotiated with the brewers for the loan of the money for me to go into the house; I did not; Mr. Towsey did 1 believe—the brewers offered to advance me 900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., being a public man, but I did not know that Mackay had been the means of getting it; I swear that—1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was the price of the house—Mackay did not
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> four bills of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each for me for the other hundred pounds; he did not get them accepted, he got one and kept the money—one I took away and gave back to the party, because I did not want it; the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that he kept I had borrowed from another gentlemen, or I could not have gone into the house, and the other two I paid—Mr. Towsey discounted one—Mackay did not get it discounted—a wine merchant dis
<lb/>counted the other; I did not know the wine merchant—it was accepted on the night of the change, nobody got him to accept it; he offered to do so and I was offered money besides by Mr. Muddle, a friend of mine, a publican—the negotiation was going on for five or six weeks before I got into the house—I saw Mackay in reference to it during that time, twenty times I should think; it might have been more or less, and he kept writing letters to me to go and see him—he did not tell me of communications he had had with the brewers, he told me of communications he had had with Mr. Towsey—he never told me that he had seen the brewers, or that he had been several times to them to induce them to advance the money; he told me that Mr. Towsey had—I have not gone with Mackay to the brewers; I met him there once, he went to give me a good character if I required one—he did not give a written guarantee to pay the four 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bills if I did not take them up;</p>
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<p>no guarantee was given—I don't know what he did about the bill that he cashed, because I did not have the money—the others were accepted on my word—I asked them—he did not hand me any money on the night of the transfer—the charge against me was made up of the broker's charge, four teen guineas, and Mr. Towsey's the same—I did not agree to pay both—Mackay did not lend me 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., not a penny—I saw him bring Mr. Pode and Mr. Boatland to my house in a cab one night, that is all I know of them—I did not in their presence acknowledge that I owed Mackay 42
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I did not see any affidavits made by them—I heard from Messrs. Burchell that they were made. (Mr. Armstrong. They were not made—they took out notices, and gave us copies, but the affidavits were never sworn.) On the night in question there was a benefit for Bob Travers, not a sparring match—I should think there were 100 persons upstairs—there were a few fighting men among them, no woman—I decline to answer whether there was a rat match there a short time before—I should think Mackay came downstairs on this night about 10.30, from that to 11 o'clock—there might have been eight or nine or ten persons at the bar when he came down, not more than a dozen—I knew most of them as customers, and knew several of their names—there were several women and their husbands; I knew them—there were no women of the town to my knowledge; I am sure of that, I don't, allow them there—there was a man "named Grant, a labourer and his wife, and Armstrong and his wife; I knew them as customers they are not here—at the time this is said to have happened they were drinking at different parts of the bar; there was no noise or confusion, everything was quiet—I was behind the bar with Mr. Payne, he lives at the house; he goes by the name of Beverley because his wife is a professional singer—he has lived in the house almost ever since I have been there—I do not know Joseph Donaldson—I never heard of a man complaining of being drugged and attempted to be robbed at my house at the end of January—all the time I have been in the house I have never had a complaint till Mackay made it—I know that he took some tickets for this benefit; I don't know how many, or the price—Furze was no acquaintance of mine; I knew him from coming to the house, for a month I should think—I knew nothing about his antecedents till I was told by Detective Cowley, and I then forbade him the house and he has not been since; that was after this—I don't know where he is—my brother was there that night; he is not here—I believe he was conducting the room upstairs for the man that had the benefit—he was downstairs at the time this happened—Jane Harrison was not there that I know of—there were one or two women there that Mackay used to write to and treat; they were his friends, not mine—Turk was not there at 10.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have never been charged with any act of dishonesty except that twelve years ago—I have held the license of this house since 15th December, 1874—I gave the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill to Mackay to get cashed for me because he said it was the broker's business to pay the money down on the night of the exchange—I have never received any of that; I have had to pay it in hard cash.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-18" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN ESTALL</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Carter Wood, brewers, in Victoria Street, Westminster—they have a monetary interest in the Halifax Arms public-house—I received two letters dated 2nd February—on one occasion the defendant brought Davis to our place to know whether we would transfer the house to him, representing that he was a likely man to</p>
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<p>conduct the
<hi rend="italic">trade</hi>, and hoping that we would assist him in it—that was the only interview I had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not tell you when that was; it was prior to the change, which generally happens about a fortnight or three weeks after the interview—no one else would see him relative to business but myself—Towsey had come—we have known him for several years—I saw nothing of Davis till the night of the change—I do not think I saw Davis in the interval—we consented to transfer the mortgage—I had not communicated with Mackay by letter—I had not known him before—he introduced himself as a public-house broker—we knew Towsey—I don't know "whether he was present at the time, but he was interested in transferring the house to Davis simply because he thought he was a very good man—Towsey was a man we knew as being in some way connected with the Licensed Victuallers' Asylum or something of that sort; a man in a good position.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I believe this was Mackay's first transaction as a public-house broker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-19" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I live at the Halifax Arms, Halifax Street, and am a house decorator—I was there on 1st February assisting Davis, the proprietor, from 11 o'clock till about 12.30 at night—I saw the prisoner there—he came downstairs from the club-room about 11 o'clock or 11.15, as near as I can recollect—I was at that time behind the bar with Davis—I saw Furze in front of the bar—I did not hear Davis say to Furze while Mackay was in front of the bar "Get a card out of his pocket, he has
<hi rend="italic">quids</hi>"—the bar is a pretty large one; a good middlingsized bar—if it had been said I must have heard it—I did not hear him speak to him at all—I did not hear anything said by anybody about Furze having his hand in Mackay's pocket—I did not see Davis speak to Furze and then see Furze go and stand by the side of Mackay—if he had done so I must have seen it—I did not hear any women say anything—Furze left about 12.15 or 12.20—he did not return again that night—Mackay had had some drink in the house—he did not pay for it—he said "Put it down to the old score"—we had some bother in getting him out that night—we had to send for two policemen to get him out—they removed him—I did not hear him say a word about having been robbed—if he had made such a complaint in the presence of the policemen. I must have heard it—next morning, Tuesday, I was in the Halifax Arms at 11 o'clock, when Davis was there, behind the bar—Mackay came in; he called for some ale, and after he had drunk it he said "Now, you
<hi rend="italic">sods</hi>, I am going to
<hi rend="italic">nick</hi> a ticket-of-leave man, and if that don't settle the license of the b----Halifax Arms I will do it by fair means or four—he did not charge Davis with anything that morning—he then left the house—I have never passed by the name of Beverley; they called me Beverley because they knew my wife in that name; that was her maiden name, and she is a professional singer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They call me Beverley at the public-house—I am a house decorator—I was at my work last week—I can't tell how many persons had been upstairs at the benefit—I was not upstairs—I did not see any sparring—when I came home about 10.45 I should think there were about fourteen or fifteen persons in the bar—I heard the prisoner say before the Magistrate after I had given my evidence "Do you find, sir, that I said it was 10 o'clock"—I did not hear Mr. Hannay say "That is so, and it would certainly seem to make this gentleman's evidence valueless"—I did hear the defendant say that he had stated that the robbery took</p>
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<p>place at 10 o'clock—I saw him come down from the room—I knew the people in front of the bar as customers—there were some women there—some of the people were drinking, and some were not—Mackay appeared to me to be drunk—I had seen a good deal of him at the public-house, and he had been drinking a good deal there—I never knew Furze, till I saw him at the house, and I believe that was the first time I had seen him—in my life—I knew the names of one or two persons who were in front of the bar—I don't know Jane Harrison—I know a girl, they used to call "Jane," and who came there—I don't know anyone of the name of Donaldson—I was never present at a rat match—I never heard anything about it—I did not hear there had been a complaint that a man had been robbed there before—I lived at this public-house, because Mr. Davis was a friend of mine, and he asked me to come and help him in the bar in the evening—I am married to Miss Beverley, and she still retains her maiden name—she lives at this house—she sings of a night—I have not seen much roughness in that neighbourhood—not more than there is in any other part of London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> After the prisoner came from the upstairs room he remained downstairs for about half an hour before he left—I served him with some drink after he came downstairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-20" type="given" value="THOMAS FREDERICK"/>THOMAS FREDERICK TURK</persName> </hi>. I live at 65, Beaumont Square, and am a publican out of business—on the morning of 2nd February, I was in Mackay's company with Towsey—we went to the Halifax Arms, at that time Davis had just been given into custody—I went down to the station, and on the way I asked Mackay what was the cause of it, and he said "I know what I am about. I know as much as Charles Davis, unless I get 100
<hi rend="italic">quid</hi> I will b----up the license of the Halifax Arms"—those were his words as near as I can remember.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't remember whether or not I told the officer what I have now stated, in fact I am certain that I did not—I don't know what you mean by asking me if I am a pugilist, I should not allow a man to take a liberty with me—I have never fought in the ring—I have had a
<hi rend="italic">good</hi> many fights, and I should to-day if any one molested me—I have never fought by appointment for money—I could not tell you how many fights I have had, I have had so many—my last fight was some time back, I am getting too old—I don't know Furze, I never knew such a man—I have never been a witness in this Court before to my knowledge—I have been a witness—I remember the stamp office robbery at Manchester, it was tried at Manchester; I went down there; I was subpoenaed as a witness for the pri soner—I don't remember a watch robbery in St. Martin's Court in London—I was not a witness here in the watch robbery that I recollect, if I have ever been I must have forgotten it for I don't recollect it—I don't recollect that I have given evidence in this Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I attended on the morning of the 3rd at the Worship Street Police Court for the purpose of giving my evidence—the charge was dismissed on the evidence of Mackay before the Defendant had the oppor
<lb/>tunity of calling witnesses.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 246). On the night of 1st February, about 12.25, I was with 215
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> outside the Halifax Arms—Mr. Davis called us in—I saw Mackay in front of the bar and Davis requested him to leave the house and he refused—he put his elbow on the bar counter and clenched his fist and said "You b----I should like to give you a taste of this"—I called his attention to the time and told him that it was closing up time—he then left the house and went up Halifax Street—he did not make any</p>
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<lb/>tion of himself as far as the public was concerned, he was the only one—I remained on my beat till 6 o'clock the next morning but I did not see any
<lb/>thing more of Mackay.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know Furze—I don't know whether Cowley was at the station that night—the prisoner seemed to have been drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-22" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT VICKERY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman If</hi> 216). On the night of 1st February I was on duty with money outside the Halifax Arms—I saw the defendant there refusing to leave—he did not make any complaint to me at that time of being robbed or having lost anything—there was no one else but the pri
<lb/>soner in the house when we went in—I was on duty till 6 o'clock in the morning—I did not see anything more of Mackay that night nor was any complaint made to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know much of this public-house—I had only been on that beat three weeks—it is not a more troublesome neighbourhood than other places.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TOWSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). I received this letter of the 10th April; it is in Mackay's handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That is the letter that Mackay brought himself, or else it was brought by his daughter—he called upon me when he came out of prison and begged of me to withdraw from this charge—he came out on a Saturday, I think—he was kept in prison till he found bail, and after he obtained bail he came to me with his wife—I think the letter was written the day before he came, but I won't be positive—I am sure the letter was written before I had an interview with him—his wife came first and sent him the next day or the same day—I did not have any conversation with him about that letter, or with anyone on his behalf—the letter stated "I hereby withdraw from both my actions against you two, and I further undertake to agree never to proceed with them against you in any circumstances whatever"—there was no arrangement that if he withdrew from the action that I was not to go on with the perjury—the summons for perjury had been taken out before the letter was written—he came to me and asked me to withdraw the summons—that was the same day or the next day after the letter was written—the letter was brought to me for me to take to the brewer to show them, to try and induce them to intercede with Davis to get him to give up the prosecution for perjury—I read the letter; it was in an envelope, but not closed—he brought the letter and gave it to me—I know now that he came with the letter—I did not go to Mr. Davis; I did not promise to go—his wife came on the same day that he brought the letter; she came in the morning and he came in the after noon—I was disgusted with him and her too, and I took no notice—I said that her husband was a very bad man and I would not intercede, if he wanted to see me he had better come, and he brought this letter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is the envelope in which the letter came—he gave it to me open, and it has never been sealed, (
<hi rend="italic">The letters, proved to be in the prisoner's handwriting, addressed to the prosecutor, were read. The first few contained the charge of robbery, as appears in the evidence, and protesting that unless stopped and settled with he should proceed with the prosecution; the later letters were from the prison, withdrawing the accusation, and stating there there was no ground for the, charge he had made.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-27" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BELLAMY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Arnold, a stationer, of 29, Poultry—on 11th May I served the prisoner with a penny pencil—he gave me a shilling—I put it in the till where there was other silver, but I cannot say whether there were other shillings, and gave him 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I was in conversation with William Moore, who spoke to me after the prisoner left, and I took a coin from the till not a minute afterwards and tested it—I am not sure it was the same coin, but as far as I know it was—I found it was bad and placed it in my desk by itself till I gave it to the officer—next day, about 2.30, the prisoner came again; he was smoking—I recognised him—he asked me for a 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. stick of sealing-wax and gave me a florin—I asked him if he had any smaller change; he said "I have only these," pointing to two half-crowns in his hand—I bent the florin in the tester, but he did not see that—while I was looking for change he said "I have 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>." and placed it on the counter—he asked me two or three times to give him the coin back, but I called Mr. Arnold and told him that the prisoner had uttered the florin and a shilling on the previous night—the prisoner said that it was entirely a mistake—Mr. Arnold detained him and I went for a constable—the prisoner said that he had never been there before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first occasion was about 6 p.m.; we open at 8.30 a.m.—the till into which this shilling was put, pulls out and pushes back; it is about 12 inches long—Mr. Moore is below me in position—I was flurried on the second occasion because I felt it my duty to give the prisoner in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I picked out this shilling because it was the nearest to me and examined the other silver, but that was the only bad one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am another assistant to Mr. Arnold—I saw the prisoner come on 11th May, he asked for a pencil, and gave Bellamy a shilling which was tested after he left, and found to be bad—the prisoner is the man—I was not present the next day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 558). On 12th May Bellamy called me, I told the prisoner the charge; he said that it was a mistake—I searched Him at the station, and found two half-crowns, four shillings, a threepenny piece, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., all good and a stick of sealing wax—he gave his name Alfred Simmonds, High Street, Maidstone—the charge was read over to him and he said that it was a mistake altogether—his sister was at the Police Court, she lives in Marchmont-Street, Russel Square.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-30" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint; these coins are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Wurndley; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Smith.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN BLOGG"/>JOHN BLOGG PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 49, Upper Street, Islington,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. cigar, and laid a florin on the case; I tested it and it bent—I told him it was bad, and he paid me with coppers and left—I watched him; he went to the right and stood at the edge of the pavement smoking the cigar—he crossed the road and met Walker, they went down Charlton Place, and had some conversation—I called a constable, and while I was speaking to him I lost sight of them—the constable went with me to Camden Passage, where I saw Wurndley alone, and he was taken in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>. Eight or ten minutes elapsed from the time he gave the florin till he was given in custody—I did not bend the coin much, but it bent easily.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-35" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SEARLE</persName> </hi>. I work at a greengrocer's at Charlton Passage, Islington—on 3rd May about 6.30 p.m., I saw the three prisoners and another man leaning against a window in Camden Passage—they walked up the passage, and Walker and the one not here, went into the Duke of Sussex public-house, and Smith went into a greengrocer's—Wurndley went toward the York—Mr. Parker came down and pointed him out to a con
<lb/>stable, who took him—Smith came out of the greengrocer's, and went into the Duke of Sussex—I went in there with Mr. Andrews, who sent for a constable—I then went back to the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>. These four people were about a quarter of an hour under my observation—there were not many people passing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-36" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Andrews, a grocer, of 19, Pierrepoint Bow, Islington—that is close to Camden Passage—on 3rd May, between 6 and 7 o'clock, Walker, I believe it was, came in for two eggs, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me a florin—I gave him the change, and after he left I Lund it was bad and gave it to my husband—Searle came in and spoke to me, and my husband went out with the florin in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner Walker.</hi> I tried it almost before you left the shop—if you were in the public-house at the time, it was somebody very much like you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—on 3rd May I was in the-parlour, but could see my wife plainly, and I saw the prisoner come in and pass something to her—Searle then came in and said some
<lb/>thing—I looked at the coin, saw that it was bad, and went out to the Duke of Sussex—I saw Smith there and told him he had passed a bad two shilling bit—he said that he had not been in the shop—I said that he had—I asked the landlord where the other one was who went in with him—he said "In the yard' '—I went out to look for a constable, and saw one who bad Werndley in custody—I said "You had better come back, here are two more of them here"—I saw Walker there, and had him taken in custody—I saw nothing drop from Wurndley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATTHEWS</hi>. Smith said that he had not been in he shop at all—I cannot swear to the person who tendered the florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-38" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HUISH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Duke of Sussex—on 3rd May Walker and smith came in with a man who is not here and who did not have anything—he left first—the other two drank together and stayed eight or ten minutes—they all three went into the back yard—Smith and the one who is not here came back, and while Smith was at the bar Wurndley looked in with Mr. Andrews who asked me if there were any young men out at the</p>
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<p>back—I said "Yes two or three"—Smith was standing in the bar when the policeman came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When Andrews came back with
<hi rend="italic">the other</hi> two no one was in the house but Smith: I fetched Walker from the yard and they were all three taken away—as they left I went to the front of the bar and picked up this leather purse containing coin which was on the floor near where Smith and Walker were standing, I took it to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>. Wurndley came inside, looked into the tap room and went out again without speaking to anybody.'</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner Walker.</hi> A lot of people came into the bar after you—you were two or three minutes in the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATTHEWS</hi>. When Wurndley came in in custody the bar was nearly full—the constable only came in once—Andrews came in before the constable and again afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 328). On 3rd May, about six o'clock, I was on duty at Islington and saw the three prisoners passing from the Green towards the Angel in conversation—I watched them for about 50 yards and then lost sight of them, but when Wurndley was given in custody I saw the other two in the Duke of Sussex public-house—I did not see a fourth man—I took Smith and Walker to the station—I afterwards went back to the public-house and in a closet in the yard I found two egg shells from which the yolks had been recently sucked—I received a purse from the landlord containing six bad florins—here is written in it" Wurndley, 8, Ashurst Street, Kilburn"—I had Wurndley till Mr. Andrews took him—I did not see the purse drop from him—I produce a florin tendered to the" grocer, Mr. Andrews passed it to me—I searched the prisoner and found on Wurndley this bad florin, on Walker twenty-eight shillings, twenty-five sixpences, 150 postage stamps in shilling and sixpenny lots, three 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces, one id. piece, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and on Smith this purse containing three halfpence—the florin found on Wurndley is of the same date as those in the purse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This bent florin is bad—these six florins are bad and three of them are from the same mould as the bent one—the other three in the purse are from the same mould as the other one uttered.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
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<p>Westmacott that he had thrown something away and to seize his other arm—I saw Westmacott pick up this bad florin in this piece of paper—I searched him and found two other florins in paper in his pocket and 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—two of these florins are of 1871 and one of 1873—Gulley brought up the other man, but the Magistrate discharged him as nothing was found on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-44" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GULLEY</persName> </hi>. I have heard Hinds' evidence and confirm it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman PR</hi> 38). I picked up the coin
<lb/>close to the prisoner's feet—I asked him where he came from, he said "From Westminster"—I asked him what part of Westminster as I had not seen his face at Kensington for some time, and then he dropped the florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad and the two found on him are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I found these florins in a coffee-house, wrapped up in paper—I put them in my pocket and was going along Notting Hill and the constable came and caught me by the sleeve and said "I will get you a
<hi rend="italic">drag</hi>"—I said "What do you mean?' he said "Three months' hard labour."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>keeper housekeeper at her own request—her wages were 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—as house the prisoner had charge of my house—in March I returned from Torquay and in May I went into my house, we had just changed houses—on Saturday, 15th May, from certain circumstances that came to my knowledge I discharged the prisoner, and she left on that day with certain</p>
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<p>boxes—she returned the same night, I did not see her, I heard her; she left the next day, Sunday, with several boxes—she had asked me on the Saturday to lend her an empty box, which I did—from a communication the butler made to me I examined the house and missed several things (
<hi rend="italic">several boxes full of articles were produced by the officers</hi>)—there were two mantles, a quantity of pocket handkerchiefs, some lace collars, a number of yards of lace, a great many pair of gloves, a riding habit, pairs of stockings, some silk and some collars, several sheets, a blanket, table cloths, my son's Ulster coat and other coats, some dresses, boots, 50 yards of braid, a leather case, two pair of earrings, two gold brooches, five teaspoons and a salt spoon with a crest on them—I had spoken to the prisoner about the gold brooch several months age, and she said that ray daughter had lost it out riding, and that was found in her box—all the property in these boxes belong to me—I never gave them to the prisoner—she had no right to re
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at Torquay last summer, I have been there many years—I have not a house there—at the end of the summer I left for continent—I left my housekeeper and the prisoner to pack up a great number of boxes with directions that they should be sent on afterwards to the brewery in East Smithfield—I can hardly tell how many boxes there were—I think between twenty and thirty, there might have been thirty-nine—I did not see them; I dare say the prisoner's boxes were also seat to East Smithfield, but I did not know—I was abroad then—very-likely some of my things might have been packed in her boxes; I don't know how she packed them—some boxes are more fitted for certain articles—I returned from, the Continent in January, and went to the St. George's Hotel—the prisoner had I suppose been at her own home in Norfolk in the meantime—I brought with me from the Continent the boxes I had taken with me, they were taken to my house—I stayed at the St. George's Hotel about a fortnight, after having been first to Torquay—the prisoner always did the packing—my daughter did not give her two serge dresses—my daughter is not here, she is too young to come to a place of this sort—she is twenty-three—I recollect my house in South Audley Street, being done up—my son did not come there and ask the prisoner to unpack his portmanteau—he did not throw out a number of things and say she might give them to the foreman of the works, only a few old travelling gloves—my boxes came from the brewery to South Audley Street, in February or March—I sent the prisoner into the house before it was ready for occupation—all the thirty-nine boxes were unpacked by her sooner or later—I sometimes superintended the packing, not always, when I was at the hotel I trusted to her unfortunately—I was present once when the prisoner's lodgings were searched—I saw the articles of jewellery in her boxes, in a case—we left a good many things behind at Torquay, which we could not take with us—it was the prisoner's duty to pack those somewhere—the teaspoons had been in use by a prior housekeeper, they were sent by her to me to South Audley Street, and handed by me to the prisoner when she became housekeeper, they were in her personal charge in April—at the time she received them workpeople were in the house, they are hardly out yet—the spoons were found in her box with my table linen—I discharged her on the Saturday, almost at a moment's notice—she left and came back on the Saturday night, and went through the linen—she slept in the house that night—I went through the linen as far as I could; she did not—it was not correct, it has not been</p>
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<p>right since she has been there—she did not tell me on the Sunday, that on account of the way in which the things had been packed from time to time she had things of mine amongst hers, which she would return to me—she said she would return the box—she did not ask me to lend her the box in order that she might return my things in it—she wrote me a letter afterwards; it did not state that she would return the things—I saw her leave on the Saturday, with four or five boxes—I was very much sur
<lb/>prised at that—I did not attempt to stop her—I wanted to get rid of her; I was alone there—I did not see her pack on the Sunday; she asked me to let her stop till Sunday, and to lend her a box because she had not packed anything, and she had packed everything; she was all day packing—I said "You took away four or five boxes yesterday, bo you must have packed all that belong to you"—she said "Oh, no; I was in such a flurry I could not pack properly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> At that time I was alone in the house with my daughter; my son was away—the boxes that were at the brewery were all brought back to my house in South Audley Street, none of them were taken to the prisoner's lodgings with my knowledge or consent—this is the first time I have been asked about ray daughter giving the prisoner things; I could not replace what I have lost for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., some of them were most expensive things.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-60" type="given" value="EDWARD WALTER"/>EDWARD WALTER TOWNER</persName> </hi>. I am butler to Mrs. Hoare—on Saturday 15th May, I saw the prisoner leaving the house after she was discharged—she took away four large boxes and a large linen bag—she came back about 8.30 in the evening in rather a drunken state, she slept there that night—on Sunday I saw her packing a large deal box—she left about 8.30 that evening—she took away a number of boxes, I could not tell how many—there was a large deal case, a large linen bag, and some smaller cases, and a small portmanteau—I afterwards informed my mistress what had taken place—I have seen the boxes in Court—the large deal case and the large box are a portion of what I saw her take away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On Tuesday, 18th May, I went with Towner to Moore Street, Chelsea, and saw the prisoner there—I told her that I was a police-officer, and that I should take her into custody for stealing a quantity of clothes and other property belonging to her late mistress, Mrs. Hoare—she said "Some of the things were given to me, and the remainder I took away in mistake"—I found five boxes full of property Mrs. Hoare afterwards went and identified it—I afterwards went to 12, Cowley Street, Westminster, and with a key which the prisoner gave me and which she said was the key of her room there, I opened the door and found three black leather boxes full of property—Mrs. Hoare saw them—all the property is here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner told me I should find her other boxes at Cowley Street—I had been there previously, her sister lives there—I found the silver spoons in a small fancy Swiss box belonging to the prisoner which contained her money—I found in her box two or three India bonds for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., post-office savings' bank book, and three 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, and some receipts for stock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi>. I live at Bolton in Lancashire—on Sunday 9th May, I made up a letter and addressed it to "Mr. E. Jones, 25, Henry-street, Roadswell Road, Limehouse, London"—this is the letter (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Jones is a book-maker, that is a betting man, a member of Tattersall's.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I was at the Poplar post-office when the prisoner was brought there about 11.45, on 12th May, by Mr. Gardner—I heard him give his address, 66, Sussex Street, Limehouse—I asked what rooms he occupied—he said the two upstairs rooms—on turn
<lb/>ing out his pockets a bunch of keys was—produced—I told him that I was going to search his place, and I asked what these keys would open—he pointed out two and said "One will open my writing-desk, and the other a small black box"—I asked if he had anything there—he said no—I went to Essex Street, and in the first floor front room I saw his wife—she handed me a desk locked, I opened it with the key the prisoner pointed out and in it I found the letter produced, open, in the state in which it is now, and the contents with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is married and has a wife and two children.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750605-384-offence-1 t18750605-name-75"/>Jacob Venning</persName>, and stealing seven dress skirts, his property.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-76" type="given" value="HARRY"/>MR. HARRY GIFFARD</persName> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WARREN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 40). On the morning of the 11th May I was on duty in Newport Street, near Newport Market, and saw Hinds in company with another man, not Horton—they crossed from Earl's Court up Newport Street and turned to the right—as soon as I detected them Hinds ran down Market Street towards the Refuge; I followed—the other man ran away towards Lichfield Street—I saw Hinds drop a quantity of dress skirts from under his coat—he ran into No. 6, Market Street; I followed him shortly afterwards, as soon as I got assistance—I found him lying on the top of the attic stairs, apparently asleep—I asked—what he wanted there; he said "Only having a
<hi rend="italic">dos</hi>," meaning a sleep—I took him to the station and charged him with having these things in his possession; he said he was innocent and denied all knowledge of it—when I first saw him he was about two minutes' walk from the prosecutor's house and was coming in a direction from it—these are the things I saw him drop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-78" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 448). On the morning of 11th May I saw Horton coming through a court called the Hop Gardens, leading from St. Martin's Court into Bedfordbury, with four or five others—when they saw me they turned and ran away—I followed and caught Horton; I asked him why they were running away—he said he was running home to Great Earl Street, Seven Dials—they were coming in an opposite direction when I first saw them—I saw that he was carrying something under his coat and asked him what he had there, and he produced this dress and jacket—he said they had been given to him by a prostitute—I took him to the station and charged him with the unlawful possession—the prosecutor afterwards identified the property—Horton then said he was passing by the shop and saw the shutters down and things lying on the pavement, and he picked them up—he after
<lb/>wards said he saw some young men pulling the shutters down and taking these things; that they dropped them, and he picked them up and thought would take them home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-79" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB VENNING</persName> </hi>. On the morning of 11th May, about 1.40, I was awoke by the police ringing the bell—I got up and found two shutters down, one lying in the street—they had been forced open—I missed these seven skirts—the shutters were safe at 12.45 when I went to bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-80" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MCDONALD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 296). I noticed the prosecutor's shutters were down at 1.45 and roused him up—I had seen them all right at 1.30.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-384-18750605 t18750605-384-punishment-14"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J.P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-83" type="given" value="BENJAMIN WILLIAM"/>BENJAMIN WILLIAM NEWPORT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Duke of Edinburgh public-house in the Fairfoot Road, Bromley—I have known the prisoner three</p>
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<p>years—he has been in the habit of coming to my house—on Wednesday, 12th May, he brought me this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and asked me if I would be good enough to cash it for him—I said I was rather short of money just then and asked what it was for—he showedme the amount, 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Odd—I said I could not do that, would 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. do—he said "No, I want a little more than that, if you can manage 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that will answer my purpose"—I said "Very well, I will give you 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and give you the rest on Saturday or Monday"—I gave him eight sovereigns—I had previously said "Whose cheque is this?" and he said "It is mine, you can see it is made out in my name"—I asked where he got it from—he said "That is a funny question to ask me, I should not bring it to you unless it was good, it is as good as a bank note"—he said it was money that had been owing to him for some time and he had received this cheque in payment of it—I paid it into my bankers next day—it was not returned to me, the bankers kept it, "No account" is written on it—I saw the detective Fluister the next day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was in the habit of using my house ever since I have had it; about three years—he is employed by the Poplar Local Board at an asylum at Bromley—I have always known him as a respectable man, I had every confidence in him, I had changed one or two cheques for him before, which were paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They were for a very small amount, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or '2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-84" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD JAMES"/>ARCHIBALD JAMES MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist of 93, High Street, Homerton—I have known the prisoner nearly four years—on Wednesday afternoon, 12th May, about 2 o'clock, I was with the prisoner and Coleman—we first met at Mr. Newport's public-house, and after that we walked as far as the Poplar Sick Asylum—the prisoner went into the asylum and Coleman and I waited for him—when he came out we walked to the corner of Fairfoot Road—I saw a piece of paper pass from Coleman to the pri
<lb/>soner, I did not see what it was, it was like a cheque, it was folded—the prisoner opened it in my presence, looked at it and put it into his pocket—he then left us and went towards Mr. Newport's—he returned in about twenty minutes and joined us—he said something to Coleman, expressing that it was all right—Coleman did not make any answer—wo went into a public-house in Camberwell Road and had a glass of rum—Coleman said he had some business with the prisoner and I then left them—I can't say the exact words he used, I believe it was "Come along Charlie, wo want to talk over this affair for an hour or two."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner for some time as a respectable man, I was a fellow servant of his four years.</p>
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<persName id="t18750605-name-85" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN FLUISTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On Thursday night, 13th May, I saw the prisoner in the parlour of the Duke of Edinburgh—I told him I was a detective officer—I showed him this cheque, and asked him where he got it from; he hesitated, and then said he got it from Mr. Coleman, of 3, Ravensworth Terrace, Fulham—I asked him if he would go with me to Mr. Coleman—he said he could not go that night, it was toe
<lb/>late—it was about 9 o'clock or a little after—I then took him to Bow Lane station—next morning I went to 3, Ravensworth Terrace, and the found Coleman—he accompanied me to the City, to Mr. Mullens office—he did not go to the police court—the hearing took place on the 14th—prior to that I had searched the prisoner, and found on him this printed paper marked "B"—before the Lord Mayor the prisoner called attention to that piper, and requested its production, and he said it was Coleman's writing,</p>
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<p>and if it was compared with the cheque, it would be seen it was the same writing, the signature—Coleman did not attend the Court—I served a summons at his house—I did not see him—a warrant was granted for his apprehension; I traced him as far as Hull, and there lost him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> What the prisoner said was that the body of the cheque was like Coleman's writing—I arrested the prisoner at Mr. Newport's, the very place where he had changed the cheque—when I asked him to go to Coleman's, he said it was too late, he should not be able to get back that night—he has given me as much information about Coleman as he possibly could—I saw Coleman on the following morning, after I had taken the prisoner—I believed at that time that the cheque was a forgery, and the prisoner had told me that he got it from Coleman—Coleman went with me to the solicitor's office; he said he never gave Wolf the cheque—I did not think there was sufficient to detain him at that time—I left him with Mr. Mullens.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only knew from what Wolf told me, that he had got it from Coleman—it was at the examination after that that the prisoner asked for the production of this paper—I never saw Coleman afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-86" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROUSBY</persName> </hi>. I reside at Ulster Lodge, Fulham—Coleman is my son-in-law—I do not know the prisoner personally—Coleman has known him for a number of years—I believe they have been friends—this paper B is Coleman's writing, and the cheque also; the signature and all—he was at one time in the service of Mr. Nicholson, of Mansion House Buildings, within the last twelve months—I have sometimes borrowed blank cheques from Mr. Nicholson, on Smith, Payne & Smith, when I had not one with me, to make a payment—I think I have done that on two occasions.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-87" type="given" value="ALBERT HENRY"/>ALBERT HENRY NICHOLSON</persName> </hi>*. I am a commission agent of Mansion House Buildings—last year I was assisted by a person named Coleman—I then banked with Smith, Payne & Smith—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the cheque-book I had; my cheques were numbered 33,035—the cheque produced is one from that book—it is in the hand writing of Coleman—I have drawn no cheques on Smith, Payne & Smith, since October last.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-88" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MULLENS</persName> </hi>. I am solicitor to the bankers' association, and am conducting this prosecution—about 10 o'clock on the morning of 14th May, Coleman came to my office with Flinster; that was before the examination at the Mansion House—I conducted the case there against Wolf—I looked for Coleman there, but he did not appear—the prisoner asked for the pro
<lb/>duction of this paper B, and said that anyone who saw it would see at once that the cheque was in the same handwriting, and he said it was Coleman's—at that time I had not found Mr. Miller—the prisoner said at the examination that the cheque had been given to him in the presence of another person—I told Flinster to ascertain who that was, and then we found Miller.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second count</hi>—Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> J. P.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-91" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-91" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BESWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker of 6, Upper St. Martin's Lane—this piece of silk (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my property; there is about 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. yards, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; it was pledged with me on 30th September last year—at that time I had no other silk in and I took particular notice of it at the time of pledging—in October the prisoner was employed by me doing some work, he left on the 14th October—I missed the silk in December when it was applied for by the pledger—there were some of the better class of pledges in the room where the prisoner was at work; this silk was in No. I room into which he was taking some timber—he was fitting up racks to place parcels in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I identify the silk by the border and the length, it is a grey border and the length is unusual; I measured it when I took it in and I have since seen it measured by Mr. Withers where you pledged it—I had the ticket sent me from Devonport and I went to Mr. Withers to see if it answered the description and it quite agreed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Higginbotham, an auctioneer—on the 19th May last I bought this piece of silk—in September I gave it to Burns to pledge for me and he brought me the ticket from Mr. Beswick—I have not the slightest doubt about this being the piece, it was catalogued at 15 yards and I paid for 14 3/4, which is an unusual length—there is one of the edges where it had been tied with a thin bit of twine—I have a great quantity of silk in my charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been an assistant in sale rooms six or seven years—it had a white edge—when I went to redeem it could not be found and I summoned Mr. Beswick to the Police Court and he had to settle with me for it—I will swear it is my silk, it is the exact measure and has the same hole at the side—I have hundreds of pieces of silk through my hands in a year and I don't believe I ever had another piece of 14 3/4—I bought it for my wife—our sale room is next door but one to Mr. Beswick's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-93" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BORN</persName> </hi>. I work at Mr. Higginbotham's—in September last Mr. Bennett sent me with a piece of silk to pledge at Mr. Beswick's—if this is Not he piece it is exactly like it—I received the ticket from Mr. Beswick which I gave to Mr. Bennett—I pledged it in my own name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should not like to swear this is the piece, it is exactly like it—I merely had it in my hands to pledge.</p>
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<persName id="t18750605-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-94" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I keep the King's Arms at Devonport—the prisoner was at ray house in October last—he left on 25th October—after he left I found this pawn ticket in his bedroom, and finding Mr. Beswick's name on it I sent it up him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-95" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Withers, a pawnbroker, 430, King's Road, Chelsea—on 14th October this piece of silk was pledged with mo—this is the ticket I issued for it—when Mr. Beswick called on me I measured the silk in his presence and found it to be 14 3/4 yards—the name on the ticket is Wilson—I could not swear to the prisoner as the person who pledged it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOYLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E</hi>). On 15th May I took the prisoner into the custody—I told him the charge—he said he was willing to refund the money to pay Mr. Beswick for the silk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence commented upon the means by which the prose
<lb/>cutor's</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">identified the sill: and called the following witnesses to prove his lawful possession of it.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18750605-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-97" type="surname" value="WAY"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-97" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WAY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Soames, pawnbroker—I produced my book at the Police Court, in proof that we had a piece of silk pledged for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on 3rd June, 1872, in the name of John Thomas Price, and I can't say that this is the piece of silk, or that the prisoner pledged it—I remember him as a customer—he used to pledge in several names—I should not like to swear to a piece of silk by the border—this is an ordinary length.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had pledged in the names of Jeweller, Smith and Brown—I have lost sight of him some two years and more—I can't say what colour the silk was; it is only entered as "silk"—I used to see the prisoner at least once a week, when he was a customer, he chiefly pledged his clothes and tools; I think they were carpenter's tools.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The deposition of Charles Hoy, who was proved to be to ill to travel, was read, to prove that in</hi> 1871 or 1872, he sold the prisoner a piece of black silk for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which he had bought at a sale room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-98" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA JEWELLER</persName> </hi>. The prisoner offered me a duplicate of some silk for sale, pledged for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., that was either in August or September, 1872, it was a piece sufficient to make me a dress.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the ticket, it was one of Mr. Soames'—I was not in a position to buy it—it was a remnant of silk pledged for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-386-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-386-18750605 t18750605-386-punishment-15"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD EASTOP</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18750605-387-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining by false pretences 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750605-387-offence-1 t18750605-name-100"/>William Boswell</persName>, and other sums from other persons with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEASLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-101" type="surname" value="HUGHES"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-101" type="given" value="JOHN MARTIN"/>JOHN MARTIN HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am a corn dealer of Chenies, near Rickmans worth—early in March I advertised some bantam fowls in the "Bazaar" newspaper for sale for sale for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there were seven hens and a cock, I afterwards received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">Talbot, Thompson & Co., St. George's Works, London Docks, requesting Mr. Hughes to send the fowls, for which a post-office order would be sent.</hi>) I sent the fowls, and wrote to say that I had done so, and that I had more to dispose of—I received a reply asking me to send them to the same address, which I did, but I have never received any money or got the fowls back—I went to the address about a week afterwards, but found nobody there and the place shut up—it was a building with large doors, and the name of Talbot & Thompson was up—there was no notification where they had gone to—I made inquiries but could learn nothing about them—I sent the fowls because I believed in the genuineness of the letter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have heard of persons bearing one name and trading in another before now—I parted with the fowls not only on the faith of this printed bill heading, but the body of the letter, it says "We will give you the price asked for the fowls "; that is a promise to pay—I did not send them merely because I was going to get a good price for them, every man sends the goods before he gets the money.</p>
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<persName id="t18750605-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-102" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-102" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-102" type="given" value="CALER LUTHER"/>CALER LUTHER ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a poulterer of Eastbourne—I advertised in</p>
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<p>the "Bazaar" newspaper that I had for sale fourteen vols. of
<hi rend="italic">Blackey's Encyclopedia</hi> for 75
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was on a similar bill had and stated</hi>, "Sir,—I will give you 75
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the Encyclopedia, and on receiving it will at once send you Post-office order for the amount. G. Thompson, of Talbot & Thompson.") In consequence of that I sent off the books by the carrier, but did not get the Post-office order—I wrote to the address a fortnight afterwards and received this answer. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Mr. Thompson would be in town on Friday next, and would forward a post-office order.</hi>) I got no order, and I wrote to the editor of the newspaper—I sent the goods because I believed in the genuineness of the letter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-103" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-103" type="surname" value="RICHARDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-103" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN RICHARDSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Richardson, a dock. labourer, of 11, Artichoke Hill, Wapping—about Christmas some persons took a shed two or three doors from me, and two gentlemen used to open it about 10 o'clock—"Talbot & Thompson, ships' chandlers, office hours 10 to 5 "was painted up—I frequently saw the prisoner come there and saw goods come several times—they used to have a light cart and take them away—that kind of thing went on continually during the three months they were there—I remember some bantams coming, and a person next door to me bought two of them, and one of the hens was in my yard with my fowls—no notification was put up when they left, plenty of people came after them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-104" type="surname" value="WEST"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-104" type="given" value="ALFRED GEORGE"/>ALFRED GEORGE WEST</persName> </hi>. I am a tea agent of Lower Norwood—In April, 1874, I was living at Sydenham, and had a lady's bag to dispose of for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which I advertised in the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar</hi> and received this answer. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated April 24th, from 3. Kelk, stating that his wife would purchase the bag and would send a post-office Order on the receipt of it</hi>) I sent off the bag, believing the statement contained in the memorandum and that it was a genuine transaction, but received no payment—I wrote again, but got no answer and no money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-105" type="surname" value="KNOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-105" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE KNOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of Alton, Hampshire—the prisoner was introduced to me by a beershop keeper, in April, as Mr. Kelk, a builder—he was living at the beershop—I bad dealings with him while he' was there—he was at Alton three or four months; I bought some bricks and lime of him—he bad no place of business, only a bed-room at the beershop—I visited him there; I have seen him write—these are some of his receipts (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I paid him 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for bricks—Mr. Hoare, who kept the beershop, left Alton about two months ago—these receipts are partly in Mr. Hoare's and partly in the prisoners writing—I used the bricks after the prisoner left—somebody came to see me about them, and I did not know where the prisoner had gone to, or what had become of Mr. Hoare—I believe this memorandum (
<hi rend="italic">West's</hi>) to be in the same writing as these receipts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen him write several times; this was a little over twelve months ago—I do not pretend to be much of a judge of writing—he told me that he was in treaty for a piece of land at Alton to enable him to carry on his business—it is common for a person in a small way of business to make the best of it; I should not consider it fraudulent to make people understand that I was doing a good business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> All I know about the treaty for the land was from him—he spoke openly to me about it.</p>
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<persName id="t18750605-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-106" type="surname" value="AUSTWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-106" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES AUSTWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier of the London and County Bank, Farnham—we have never had the name of Kelk on our books as a customer; I do not know the prisoner. ("
<hi rend="italic">London and Country Bank" was printed upon the bill heads.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We allow persons, for a consideration, to pay in money that bills may be paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know of no transaction with Herbert Kelk, a sanitary engineer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-107" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-107" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TURNER</persName> </hi>. I live at Westbourne Terrace North, Bow, and am manager to Brown & Green, range manufacturers, of 72 and 74, Bishops-gate Street—in August last I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed IF, Rydon, requesting a 3 feet</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">incites range to be sent to Sunbury Station, for which a draft would be forwarded.</hi>) I sent a range there on 23rd September, but got no acknowledgment—the price of it was 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—we wrote to Sunbury once or twice, but the letters were returned through the Dead Letter Office—I believed in the letter; it was quite a business letter—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of our circulars—I did not send it to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We delivered the range to the railway company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I also received this second letter, dated 31st August. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Mr. Rydon had been from home or he would have replied before, and ordered a plate rack to be sent to Harrow station.</hi>) The range was packed in fifteen pieces, and a basket with the smaller portions; it is described in the book as "Range, fifteen pieces of metal, to be called for."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-108" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-108" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HALL</persName> </hi>. I assist my mother, a china and glass dealer of Tottenham Court Road—in August, 1874, I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from Wil
<lb/>liamson Rydon, of Preston, near Sunbury, requesting patterns of dinner services and half a dozen pattern plates to be sent on inspection.</hi>) I sent some patterns with the prices, and afterwards received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was addressed from Rydon House, Preston, Middlesex, and signed Williamson Rydon, requesting Mr. Hall to state upon what office he wished a post-office order to be drawn, and selecting a pink dinner service.</hi>) After that I sent an invoice, but received no answer—I have seen none of my goods since—they were sent in two hampers by carrier—I wrote several times but got no answer—I then went down to Preston and found that Rydon House was empty—it was two storeys high and had about six rooms—I believed these letters to be genuine, and that he had a banking account and was carrying on business there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-109" type="surname" value="CATTERMOLE"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-109" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM CATTERMOLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 122). I am stationed at Preston, near Harrow—I know the prisoner by the name of Williamson Rydon—I was taking charge" of an unoccupied house in the middle of June, and he came there and told me his name was Mr. Rydon, and he had taken the house I was minding and I gave him the key and possession—it was called Preston Villa, but he christened it Rydon House—he remained there five or six weeks and I lived in another house close by—I saw no furniture brought in and no business carried on—he did not deliver the key to me when he left—the doors were left open and I never saw him again till he was in prison at Highgate—I found some straw in the house but no furniture—I found this circular of Brown & Green's ranges there—the prisoner did not stay there during the day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-110" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-110" type="given" value="RICHARD WILSON HOUGHTON"/>RICHARD WILSON HOUGHTON CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am resident clerk of the London and County Bank, Harrow—we had no customer named Williamson Rydon in August last—I know Preston Villa, we have no customer there—I know no such person as Williamson Rydon, a builder and contractor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-111" type="surname" value="SPITAL"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-111" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SPITAL</persName> </hi>. I am goods clerk at Harrow Station—I have received goods there addressed to W. Rydon, wine, bricks, metal, and various things—I received fifteen pieces of metal in a basket addressed to</p>
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<p>W. Rydon, from Broad Street Station—I believe the prisoner to be the person I delivered them to, and he signed for them "W. Rydon."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A good many people come in in the course of the day to sign, and as long as I get their receipts I don't particularly notice their faces.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is a little country station—that was the first time I saw the prisoner, but I saw him afterwards—I believe he is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-112" type="surname" value="QUELCH"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-112" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE QUELCH</persName> </hi>. I am a saddler, and live near Sudbury Station—Ewing, the carrier, left two hampers of crockery there with me for Mr. Rydon; they came from Hall & Son, of Tottenham Court Road—two gen
<lb/>tlemen fetched them from my shop, the prisoner is one of them I believe—he gave the name of Williamson Rydon, I gave him the hamper and he took them away—he paid me one part of the charge and my wife the other.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-113" type="surname" value="HILMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-113" type="given" value="FERDINAND"/>FERDINAND HILMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 20). I have known, the prisoner as Edward Eastop about two months—I had made enquiries about a cabman's license and the prisoner signed this requisition (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) of the man who was applying, as being his last employer—the prisoner produced it—it has on it "Edward Eastop, West Green, Tottenham. Period of service, 1869 to 1871"—I asked the prisoner if it was his signature, he said "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never seen the prisoner write.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750605-387-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that there were dozens of similar charges against the prisoner</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DALE</hi> (18)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t18750605-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-115" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18750605-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-116" type="surname" value="HOWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-116" type="given" value="LUKE"/>LUKE HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to John Biddulph, Martin & Sons, of 68, Lombard Street—on 29th April a cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. purporting to be drawn by George Hutt, a customer of our bank, in favour of Mr. Clark, or order, was brought by a person who turned out to be Thomas King—we of course required Clark's endorsement before paying it, and I wrote "Not endorsed" upon it and returned it to King—he went away with it and brought it back endorsed, and r. Martin directed him to go and fetch the man who had given it to him—he brought in the prisoner and I asked him if he was Mr. Clark, he said "Yes" I asked him what the cheque was for, he said "for hoops"—he was asked to write his signature over again and he wrote this second signature in my presence—I then handed him the five sovereigns—this was on Friday—on the following Monday I went to Mr. Hutt's yard and saw the prisoner there, I said to him "You brought this cheque and you had the money"—he said no, he never had it in his hand—I said "You had the five sovereigns"—he said "No"—I took King to Mr. Hutt's yard and told him to look about him; he nodded to the prisoner and said "That is him"—I asked him to tell me where he got the blank cheque, he refused and I gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I cannot forge a cheque, I can neither read or write—he said "Did you change a cheque for Martin & Co.," and I said "No"—he walked down the yard and came back and said "You are the man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE JURY</hi>. The prisoner was dressed as a working cooper when he came to us.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-117" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-117" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KING</persName> </hi>. I live at 212, Cambridge Street, St. George's-in-the-East, and help the manager at St. George's—one Friday morning I was in Lom
<lb/>bard Street and the prisoner crossed over to me and asked me for No. 68—</p>
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<p>I said "There is 68 on the door, Mr. Martin's"—he said "I have got a a cheque I want to get cashed, I never was in a banking-house before and I don't like to get it cashed, will you go in for me?"—I said "I don't mind," and I took it in and it was returned to me to be endorsed—I took it back to the prisoner who said "I can put Mr. Clark's name on it,"—I said "That won't do, you had better take it away and get Mr. Clark's endorsement"—he brought it back in twenty minutes endorsed, and I took it into the bank and gave it to Mr. Howard and while he was looking at it Mr. Barton came across the bank and said "Are you sure this is Mr. Clark's name?"—I said "I do not know, it belongs to a young man outside"—he said "You had better fetch him in"—I fetched the prisoner in and he wrote his name on the back a second time—I went to Mr. Hutt's yard on the Monday and pointed the prisoner out from among others as the man—I am sure the prisoner is the man—I went in with him after the cheque had been changed, to change a sovereign and I also saw him there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-118" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HUTT</persName> </hi>. I am a cooper, of Gould's Hill, Shad well, and keep an account at Martin & Co., 68, Lombard Street—I did not sign this cheque or authorise anybody to sign it for me—it has not been extracted from my cheque book, I expect it was taken from my private house—the prisoner was employed on my premises, but he came to my house about that time—the signature is not at all like mine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-119" type="surname" value="UNWIN"/>
<interp inst="t18750605-name-119" type="given" value="EVAN"/>EVAN UNWIN</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Hutt's foreman—on 29th April from 9.30
<hi rend="italic">turn.</hi> to 2 p.m. I missed the prisoner, I did not see him come back from his break-fast, but I did not look for him—I never saw him till he came back from dinner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-120" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PLATT</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Hutt's service, and work about 3 yards from the prisoner—on this Friday the prisoner worked till 7 a.m and then I missed him till 1 o'clock—I saw him again at 1 o'clock or a few minutes after.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had he any business in the other shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, there was business going on there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never saw Mr. King that morning and I have not been in the City since last Lord Mayor's Day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi> Jury
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) These three jackets are ours—we lost one of them on 20th May, and this cape also—I know the pattern, they are made to the order of the firm—I do not know when the other two were missed, but we lost mantles every week—I cannot say whether Stiles was in the room on May 20th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Stiles says</hi>: "I plead guilty to stealing the three jackets that are found pledged."
<hi rend="italic">Lee says</hi>: "I pledged the property, but was not aware that it was stolen."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Stiles' Defence.</hi> The female prisoner had no idea 'that they were stolen, or she would not have taken them, on any consideration.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lee's Defence.</hi> I am not guilty.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STILES—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the property of the Mutual Society</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</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.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-146" type="given" value="JOB"/>JOB HIBBERT</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Hackett, cabinet maker, 33, Jewry Street—on the 26th May, the prisoner came there with a toilet table and wash hand stand—he asked me if I would buy it—I said "Wait, I will let you know"—I went to Mr. Hackett, and he came and looked at them in my presence, and bid him 3
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<p>prisoner left the premises, leaving the toilet table—he returned in about 10 or 15 minutes—I said "What do you want?"—he said the money that Mr. Hackett had not paid him—I paid him and he went away—I subse
<lb/>quently had a communication with Mr. Hackett, and the prisoner was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> You did not ask me for any money, or say anything about a second wash hand stand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-147" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BALL</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Mr. Hackett—I saw the prisoner there on 26th May—I saw Mr. Hibbert, the foreman, pay him 3
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<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see Mr. Hackett give you any money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> There is some mistake in 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and you put it on to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-148" type="given" value="RICHARD MARCHANT"/>RICHARD MARCHANT HACKETT</persName> </hi>. The prisoner came on the 26th May, and I bought a wash hand stand and table of him—I paid him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. And having paid him I went into my private counting house, and left my fore
<lb/>man, to mark the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I came to Mr. Hackett with two pair of toilet tables, and asked him whether he would buy them at 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a pair. He said "Yes, I will buy one pair, and give you 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the other." I" said I could not take it, as they did not belong to me, they belonged to those who used to employ me. When he paid me the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the foreman and the porter were there. I fastened the other pair on the barrow, and went in again and said "Will you buy the other pair for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.? He said "No, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I came away and gave my employer the money. There is a mistake somehow of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-149" type="given" value="JOB"/>JOB HIBBERT</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these goods generally came from small makers—I knew the maker of the work, but I did not know the prisoner."</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-153" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOPKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinetmaker, and live at 9, Turner Street, Hoxton Square—about 12.30 a.m., on the 11th May, I was passing through Hoxton Square—I was seized simultaneously by two men, one held me by the right and the other by the left wrist, while the prisoner pulled my coat open and tore my watch away—I was then thrown down and kicked till I was insensible, and I have been under a doctor ever since—I was taken to the police-station, Kingsland Road—on the 25th May, I saw the prisoner at Worship Street police-court, with a number of other men, and I picked him out—I went there for the purpose of identifying him—I am positive he is the man—I knew him before, and it was under a gas lamp.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not there at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-156" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-156" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at Uxbridge Moor, with my uncle Thomas Robinson—on Saturday night, 15th May, I went home with my brother to my uncle's house, between 11.30 and 12 o'clock—we could not get in and we fell asleep on the doorstep—the prisoner came up and kicked me when</p>
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<p>I was asleep—there were two other
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> with him named Barnett and Taylor—I was awoke by receiving a kick in the stomach—I got up and asked the prisoner what he kicked me for—I had known him before, ho was in the same regiment—he said "Where is your billet"—I said "I shall report you for kicking me"—he said "What are you"—I said "I am an old hand"—I meant that I was a recruit last year—the prisoner then struck me with his fist and knocked me down—I got up as well as I could and he struck me again—I could not see whether he had anything in his hand or not—I was knocked down and stunned, when I came to I found my nose and teeth and lips were all sore, and my forehead was strapped up—I did not challenge the prisoner to fight, or do anything to provoke him in any way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When you kicked me and asked me where my billet was—I said "What object is that to you"—I did not say you were a b----recruit, and I would punch your nose—I did not challenge you to fight, and say to one of the women there "Stand back, I can do him."</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-157" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WOODLEY</persName> </hi>. The last witness and his brother lodged three doors from my house with their uncle—on this Saturday night I went outside the door to shut my gate, and I saw Charles Brown and his brother asleep on their uncle's door step—the prisoner came by with two other men he went up to Brown and gave him a kick, which awoke him—Brown asked him why he kicked him—he said "You did not seem to like it; where is your billet?"—Charles said "What's that to you," and the prisoner hit him in the face and knocked him down senseless—he got up, and the prisoner walked round and put his hand in his pocket, and walked round again to him and said "You don't seem to like it"—Brown said "What did you kick me for, I gave you no provocation?"—the prisoner made no more to do than he up with his right fist and sent him sprawling—what he cut him with I don't know—he struck him in the face and he was knocked lifeless—he bled and I assisted to take him home—it was about 11.15 when the prisoner first came along, and it was a few minutes to 1 o'clock before we got Brown to—he had a large gash in his forehead—Brown never challenged the prisoner to fight or spoke a word to him, except what I have told you—I saw the prisoner again that night, and I had to run indoors and slam the door in his face because he threatened me—he said "That's the b----that told them all about it"—his companion, Barnett, told him to off with his belt, and he told Barnett to out with his knife—the Militia were out on Uxbridge Moor for training.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you with a knife—you told Barnett to pull out his Knife—when I went out you jumped out of the hedge, and how I got away I can't tell you—you threatened me right up to the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-158" type="given" value="LYDIA"/>LYDIA LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. I live just opposite to Mr. Robinson, where Brown lodges—on this Saturday night I saw the two Browns at the door—I spoke to them; they could not get in—while they were on the door step the prisoner and two other men came by—he walked up and kicked Brown—I ran across the road directly—he said to him "Where is your billet?"—Brown said "What odds does that make to you?"—the prisoner said "Where is your billet?" and Brown said "I will report you"—the prisoner said "Oh, you will," and he up with his fist and caught him under the nose—I said "Mind, Charles, he is taking off his belt"—he did not take it off, but he struck him again and laid him insensible—I caught hold of him and found</p>
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<p>the blood was running down my arm—I met the Provost on the bridge; one of the other men ran away and the Provost took the prisoner—it was about 12 o'clock when I met the Provost, and told him—Brown did not challenge the prisoner to fight or do anything to provoke him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you use a knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-159" type="given" value="JOHN SPENCER"/>JOHN SPENCER FERRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a medical man, residing at Uxbridge—I was called on Sunday morning, about 1 o'clock, to see Brown at Uxbridge Moor—I found a gash, an incised wound, about an inch long, on his fore
<lb/>head, just over the left eye, apparently done by a knife—I strapped it up—his nose was swollen and bleeding from both nostrils—on the Monday night he was removed to the Militia Hospital—he is quite well now—the gash must have been caused by some sharp instrument; it could not have been done with the fist, it penetrated to the bone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-160" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am brother to Charles Brown—I saw the prisoner and Barnett and Taylor come up on this Saturday night—my brother did not challenge them to fight, or use any offensive expression towards them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I saw you kick my brother; I did not see you take your belt off at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I tried to wake Brown up and he was very quarrelsome; he challenged me to fight and I struck him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went and woke the man up to get him to his billet to get him away from the Provost, and I touched him with my foot. He woke up very quarrelsome and challenged me to fight, and I did so. When they found he was not man enough to stand up against me they went and informed against me and gave me to the Provost. I was searched by the constable and had no knife on me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MILLWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750605-name-163" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOODWIN</persName> </hi>. I am a carrier and live at 3, Leather bottle Lane, Norwood—on the evening of 10th May, about 7.30, I was at Chaplin & Home's in Bond Street—the witness Trader spoke to me and I saw the prisoner in my cart and I subsequently missed a parcel—I afterwards went to a public-house at the corner of South Moulton Street and saw the prisoner there—he had got this bag on the seat and the paper was stuffed underneath the seat—I asked him what he had got in the bag—he said the bag did not belong to him—I said "It belongs to me"—I asked him to turn it out and see what it was and he said "It is not mine"—I said "I shall give you into custody"—he said "I can see you are a genuine sort of man, we will square this"—I said nothing—he tried to get away, but I caught him going out of the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had left my cart and gone into Chaplin & Horne's about 7.30, and it was about a quarter of an hour afterwards that I went to the public-house in South Moulton Street—the bag was on the scat and the paper was underneath—I showed the prisoner where the address had been torn off, and there was another address inside—he said the bag was not his and he had nothing to do with it—he was standing about a yard from it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted at this Court in the name of William Wright in May</hi>, 1866**—
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. B. KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for for Rogers</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Alford; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Frostick</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-170" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHAELES BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am watchman at Brooks' Wharf, Upper Thames Street—a little before 6 o'clock on the morning of 12th May two barges called the
<hi rend="italic">London</hi> and the
<hi rend="italic">Aldershot</hi> arrived there—Frostick had charge of the
<hi rend="italic">London</hi> and Alford was in the
<hi rend="italic">Aldershot</hi>—about four minutes after the barges came in, Rogers came to me at the top of the wharf and said "Watchman, I have
<hi rend="italic">busted</hi> two buttons off behind my trowsers, would you be kind enough to tie them up"—I did so with a piece of string—I proceeded with him down to the wharf and he gave the men on board the barges instructions where to moor them—he is also a bargeman and foreman of the other two men—Rogers went on board the
<hi rend="italic">London</hi> which was the nearest barge, but I did not lose sight of him—the barges were made fast and left in charge of their watchman and they left the wharf together—five minutes afterwards Alford came down to the wharf and went on board one of the barges—I saw the Detective Olley come down there about five minutes after Alford came down—he went on board the
<hi rend="italic">London</hi>—I was on the wharf and saw him take Alford away in custody—he returned and I went on board the
<hi rend="italic">Aldershot</hi> with him—he searched down in the cabin and in the water behind the pump he found three dozen pairs of gloves and three dozen bottles of scent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>. Rogers is the foreman to Messrs. Wright
<lb/>son & Co., the owner of the barges—Rogers came in the discharge of his duty to tell the other men where to place their barges—I believe he has been some time in the firm—I never knew anything against him—I have known him four years—I don't know that he has restored property which has got unpacked to the owners of the barges—I never heard of his doing so in the case of a packet of gold pins—I did not lose sight of him at all—when be came down to the wharf that evening he was in his shirt sleeves and he picked up his coat which was on the deck of the barge—he had been telling the men where to moor the barges and he went away—I saw no more of him till I saw him at the police-station—he left the wharf a little before 6 o'clock</p>
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<p>—he was not there for more than five or ten minutes—when I was trying his trowsers up behind he said "I have got something that will surprise them I this morning, old man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I have known Frostick to be with Messrs. Wrightson—I never knew anything against him—he just came up that morning with the tide, made the barge fast and went away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was near Brooks' what on the morn
<lb/>ing of 12th May—a little before 6 o'clock I saw Rogers go along Thames Street down to the wharf—he stopped and spoke to the watchman, and I saw the watchman do something to his trowsers—I waited at the top of the wharf about five minutes when I saw the three prisoners, the watchman Baker, and the other watchman who was left in charge of the barges, come up together, to the King's Head and Lamb public-house where they stayed some little time—Baker came out first and went down on the wharf—the three prisoners and the other watchman came out about a minute after
<lb/>wards—the three prisoners started towards Southwark Bridge—as soon as I saw that I crossed over the road to face them—Alford turned directly and ran down Brooks' wharf, Frostick crossed the road and Rogers proceeded on his way towards Southwark Bridge as fast as he could walk—I walked back and found Alford had run right down the wharf—I then followed Frostick up on to Southwark Bridge—as soon as he got there he ran across the road to. Rogers, who was on the bridge—as soon as they saw me Rogers began to swear about the other one staying behind and walked towards Thames Street again—I crossed in front of him—Rogers said "Good morning, sir," to me—I said "Good morning, I want to speak to you for a minute"—he said "I can't stop now" and he commenced to run—I said "You must stop."—he said "I shan't," and away he went as hard as he could run on to the bridge again—I followed him and he doubled back under my arms into Thames Street—he dodged me about in Thames Street till he got to Queenhithe where I overtook him—I caught him by the collar—we had a bit of a scuffle—two scavengers came to my assistance or I think he would have got away—he had a packet of a dozen gloves in his hand which he was about to throw away, but he did not—I took him to the station with the assistance of the scavengers, searched him and found another dozen—I asked him if he had got any more—he said that he had, and pulled out ten pairs and said that was all he had got—I found two pairs more on him, and three bottles of eau-de-cologne—I then went back to Brooks' wharf and saw Alford going along. Thames Street—I went after him and stopped him—I asked him if he had any gloves about him—he said "No"—I put my hand into his pocket and took out a pocket-book, and from his inside pocket a canvass bag—I took him to the station and searched him, but found nothing—I told him I knew he had had some gloves because I saw them in his pocket when he came up from Brooks' Wharf on the first occasion—I don't think he said anything to that—he might have said that I was mistaken, but I won't be positive—I searched the barge
<hi rend="italic">London</hi> and afterwards the
<hi rend="italic">Aldershot</hi>, in the cabin of the
<hi rend="italic">Aldershot</hi>, under the floor in the water I found three dozen black kid gloves, and on a ledge just above three bottles of eau-de-cologns—I took them to the station, and Alford was asked whether he knew any
<lb/>thing about them—he said that he did not—he gave his address to the inspector—I went there and found four packets of Berlin wool, twenty pairs of cotton gloves, and about 9 lbs. of composite candles—I took that property to the police-station and asked Alford how he accounted for the things being</p>
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<p>at his place—he said he could not account for them at all—while I was at Alford's house there was a knock at the door, which Mrs. Alford was going to answer, but I went and opened the door—Frostick came in and asked if Mr. Alford was in—I said "Yes, come inside"—I then told him I should take him in custody for being concerned with the others in stealing some gloves—he said that he should not go—I told him he must go, it was no use Baying that, and he afterwards consented to go—I afterwards searched his place but found nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>. I was not in uniform—Rogers lives in George Row, Bermondsey—he could go there from the wharf over South-wark Bridge, but I don't know whether it would be the nearest way—it was quite light at the time I saw him—I believe I have mentioned before to-day about seeing Baker, the watchman, come up the wharf—I heard Baker give his evidence to-day—I know Messrs. Wrightson's offices—they are opposite Billingsgate Market—I don't know what time they open—they are wharfingers, and those are the offices—I saw Rogers come up the wharf and go into the public-house with the others, but I had seen him before that—when they came out of the public-house Rogers walked as quickly as he could towards the bridge—I followed Frostick, and when I got on the bridge I saw, Rogers apparently waiting for him—Rogers called out to him that Alford had gone back to the wharf—I heard him say that—I did not say a word to Rogers about my being a police officer until the scavenger came to my assistance—at the station he pulled from his pocket the ten pairs of gloves, and I put my hand in and found the two pairs—I went to his house to make a search, but I found that Frostick had been there before me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined, by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. D. METCALFE</hi>. I asked Alford when I took him, whether he had any gloves in his possession—at the station I said I knew he had some gloves because I saw them in his pocket, when I asked him in the street whether he had got any, he might have said "
<hi rend="italic">No</hi>," I have not got any, you are mistaken."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. All the four men came out of the public-house together—Rogers walked as fast as he could to Southwark Bridge, and Frostick crossed over to the other side of the street, and went in the same direction, but much slower—that would be his way homer—they all live close to each other—I did not notice anything peculiar-about Frostick—I did not see him throw anything away, and found nothingat his house or on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-172" type="given" value="SIGMUND"/>SIGMUND POLLITZER</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Beck & Pollitzer, of Upper Thames Street—I know the prisoners as being in the employ of Wrightson & Co.—I have seen some boxes of gloves and some gloves pro
<lb/>duced by the constable, which are of the same style and quality as the others, which were in the cases—two boxes were missing from the. case, and eight" dozen gloves.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>. I never saw the boxes or the case until they were in the condition they are in now—the goods were consignedto us from Germany—I never saw the boxes packed—these two boxes were the only ones in the case which were not complete, but I don't know how many gloves had been originally placed in those boxes—the boxes are capable of containing six dozen each—of the two boxes that had been broken open, one contained one dozen and the other three dozen—the gloves are not of any particular make.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JONES</persName> </hi>. I am porter to the prosecutor—I was present when the cases were examined.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>. I assisted in opening the cases—they were opened from the top—I did not see them till they were removed from the barge and they were opened on the wharf—this case had been opened at the bottom—it would take some few minutes to open it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BECK</hi>. I am a member of the prosecutors firm—I went down and had the case landed on the wharf from the barge
<hi rend="italic">London</hi>—the outer wooden case was not in good condition, it was covered with" canvas and an iron hoop at the ends, the canvas had been cut at the bottom of the case and the case forced out at the bottom—the gloves Lad' been taken out and the cartons of the boxes still remained, and those are the cartons out of which the gloves had been taken—the case contained about 200 dozen of kid gloves—I took the boxes out of the case—the gloves were consigned to us, we are simply the bailees of the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>. The case was opened, in the presence of the Custom House Officer, but by one of our own men the gloves bear the initials of the manufacturer and the size they were consigned to us for Dent & Co.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Alford received a good character</hi>:</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROGERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFORD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-399-18750605 t18750605-399-punishment-27"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FROSTICK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Blackburn.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Court—With intent to do</hi> grevious bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROLFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<p>"Now I have got you I will cut your throat, you," calling me a bad name—my back was towards the yard door—he put his left arm round my shoulder and drew a ready opened knife out of his breast pocket, out of his pocket on the left side—I don't know whether it was the pocket of his coat or his waistcoat—I am quite sure the knife was open when he drew it from his pocket—he drew it like that (
<hi rend="italic">across the throat</hi>)—I put my hands up and my face down and my hands were very badly cut, and it cut my face; I have the scar now—he did not make any observation at the time—he raised his arm again and stabbed me over the right shoulder in the back—he then stabbed me in the left thigh, at the side—he did not say anything at the time he was doing this; I was trying to slip down out of his arms—I can't remember whether he did anything else to me; I heard some one come in then and he let go of me—I was bleeding very much and was faint—I was calling out murder while this was being done—it lasted a very few minutes—when he let go of me I crawled into the shop—several persons came to the door, my sister was one of them—the policeman and the doctor came almost immediately—I did not see what became of the prisoner—I remained at home for a fortnight attended by Dr. Godrich, and then the place on my back became very bad and I was taken to the hospital, where I remained a fortnight and three days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have three children, it was the youngest who was with me in the shop, the other two were at Woodford with my parents; their ages are 6 and 7—I have told all that took place on this occasion he did not say anything after he camp into the room—I walked into the room for the purpose of hearing what he had to say—when the child said "Papa, my papa has come home," he smiled at the child—it was not a moment after he got into the parlour that he took me round the shoulders—he had not got an overcoat on—I can't swear whether he had on the same clothes that he has now—he took the knife from under his coat on the left side; I can't tell from what pocket he took it—I was very much frightened—he was standing in front of me when he took me by the shoulders; he put his left arm round my right shoulder and came close to me—I don't know where my sisters was when I crawled into the shop—my two children have been with my parents at Woodford ever since my husband left me—I have been there myself—it was there I saw the prisoner twice—he saw the children at those times—he is a practical engineer by business—he gets his work where ever he can, in different parts of the country and abroad—he was away at many places; I can't say where he was—he was never at one place long together—on one occasion he was invited into the house at Woodford—he did not ask to take the children for a walk—I think he has visited Woodford when I have not been there—he was not anxious to have charge of the children—he did not offer to pay me so much if I would let him have the children—he has seen them two or three times, but has made no effort to have to have them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-177" type="given" value="MAUDE"/>MAUDE BRUCE</persName> </hi>. I am Mrs. Owen's sister—I was living with her at 146, Fulham Road, on 26th March last—on that afternoon I saw the prisoner in the shop—I saw my sister go toward the parlour and heard her call me—I was following her when the prisoner pushed me back and shut the door, leaving me outside and himself inside—I heard my sister scream murder, as soon as she got inside, and I ran out for assistance, and fetched a young man, Mr. Dale, from the pawnbroker's shop over the road—he went into the parlour by himself—I went out to fetch more assistance; I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found Mr. Dale immediately, and the constable was outside the shop door—it was only two or three minutes from, the time. I went out till I came back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-178" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE DALE</persName> </hi>. I "assist at a pawnbroker's shop at 303, Fulham Road; that is almost opposite 146—on the afternoon, of 25th" March Miss Bruce ran out at the door and called me—I went across to her and went through the shop into the back room, "the doors were open—I heard screams as I went through the shop; when' I. got into the room I saw the, prisoner standing over his wife with a knife in his. hand, she was down on her hands and knees between, the two doors like, in a little passage going from one room to the other—I did not observe, any motion, of his hand or arm—I went up to him and struck him on the shoulder, he staggered back and sat down in a chair, and told me X could call for a policeman—he wiped the knife with his finger and thumb, shut it.' up and put it in his pocket; he said at the same time that he wished he had done for her—he had put away the knife before' he said that—Mrs. Owen was bleeding from a wound in. the back, and in the mouth and hands—she "got up somehow and ran to the door—I went out and whistled for the policeman, and he turned round and came over directly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went out into the street to whistle for the policeman, he was walking along the street at the time, about 50 yards off—Mrs. Owen was then standing at the door asking some one to send for a doctor—she had run out from where she was lying on her hands and knees—where I first saw Mrs. Owen was between the front and back rooms, and she got up and ran through the front room the prisoner sat down in the back room—I think he put the knife into his trowsers pocket, but I could not tell exactly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. When I first went in and saw the prisoner standing over her I could not tell whether he had Mid of her or not; he was standing over her with the knife in his hand; that was all. I noticed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-179" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT AUSTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 432). On Thursday afternoon, 25th March, I was on duty in the Fulham Road and was called by Mr. Dale, he whistled for me and I went to the shop Mrs. Owen was standing just inside the shop door, bleeding from the mouth hands. and back-in consequence of what she said I went into the back room and there, found the-prisoner. sitting down on a chair—I told him he would have to go to the station with me for stabbing his wife—he said '.""very-well, I know that I did it-and I won't flinch from it, and I would have: murdered the b—when—if I had got the chance"—I asked him', where the knife was with which he did it—he said "I have the knife in my Pocket" I asked him for it-hesaid "I shall not give it to you"—Dr. Godrich was present—he asked the prisoner for it; he gave it to him and he handed it, to me—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it opens and shuts with a spring—there were marks, of blood on the blade—I took the prisoner to the station and charged him with violently stabbing and wounding Sarah Ann Owen—he said nothing—there was some blood on his hands—he said "That is the b—wh—'s blood"—he was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-180" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GODRICH</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 140, Fulham Road—on Thursday afternoon, 25th March, about 3 o'clock, I was called to 146, Fulham Road and saw Mrs. Owen standing in the parlour behind the shop—blood was pouring from her mouth, from her hands and from underneath her clothes I had her at once laid down on the sofa and asked who had done it—the prisoner was then brought to my side by the constable—I asked if that was her husband—she said "Yes"—the knife was ultimately handed to me by the prisoner and I handed it to the constable—I examined it at the station, it was stained with something, I could not swear that it was blood—after laying Mrs. Owen on the sofa I cut the clothes off to examine the wounds there was a wound about 2 inches long extending from the left angle of the mouth, outwards across the cheek, and about one-eight of an inch deep—between the finger and thumb of the right hand there was an incised wound extending to the bone; there was also a slighter incised wound on the fore
<lb/>finger of the same hand and also a small incised wound on the little finger of the same hand—on the inner side of the left hand there was a piece sliced off consisting of skin and some flesh, about 2 inches long and merely hang
<lb/>ing by the skin—beneath the right shoulder blade there was a punctured wound extending to the ribs; that was about three-quarters of an inch deep, it was stopped by the rib no doubt, it was direct in as straight as could be—I should say that was a wound that must have been inflicted with some violence, it had gone through all the clothes in addition to the flesh; it was in a highly dangerous locality; if it had passed between the ribs it would have been a very serious matter indeed, it would have gone near the pleura and the lungs—there was also a punctured wound on the middle of the left thigh; that went very nearly straight in; as far as I could judge that was about 2 inches deep—I had no probe—there was a corresponding cut in the clothes—this knife is just the sort of instrument that would have pro
<lb/>duced such wounds—she had lost a considerable quantity of blood, there was a considerable quantity of blood about the place and she was very faint—I took immediate steps to stop the blood; she remained under my care about a fortnight—during the latter portion of that time she had excessive pain in the groin—I examined it and found evidence of a bruise; a fall or kick would have done that—she was ultimately taken to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If the stab in the back had not been arrested by the rib it might have penetrated the lung, which would have been very serious—the wounds were not dangerous in themselves, they might have led to danger—I have seen her to-day; she is in a debilitated and very nervous state, she has recovered from the wounds and is able to go about her usual occupation, she is somewhat disfigured in the face.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ham, and occupy a piece of land adjoining on which were three pigstyes—on the 30th April I returned home about 7 o'clock at night and found that two of the styles had been burnt down; they were composed of bricks and timber, tiled in; there was nothing in them but straw—the pigs had been sold—I don't know the prisoners.</p>
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<p>4 o'clock on the afternoon of 30th April I was in Mr. Tong's garden—I saw the two prisoners go into the styes with some paper in their hands—I after
<lb/>wards saw the styes on fire, and as they began to flare I ran after the boys; they got over the fence and ran away—I knew them before for a long while—Alfred Berry used to work along with my brother—I went back and tried to put the fire out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was talking to another boy at the time, named Blyth—he is not here—he was at work cleaning a cart—I was about the length of this Court from the prisoners; I did not speak to them—when they ran away I kept on calling to them to stop, but they would not—I am certain they are the boys—I saw them distinctly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-186" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE MOORHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am eleven years old, and; live with my father at 31, Nursery Street—on the afternoon of 30th April I was standing close against the hedge and saw the. prisoners get over the fence into the stye—Henry had some paper and matches in his hand; they were in the stye about two or three minutes—I did not see them come out;. I went away—I afterwards saw the stye burning—I did. not know the prisoners before—I did not see them very distinctly; they are the boys—I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw George Ely running after them; I was about half a yard from them when I first saw them—I did not speak to them I saw the matches and some dirty paper in his hand—there were two trusses' of straw in the stye; Alice Tong showed it to me after the little pigs had gone out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-187" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi>. I work with my father at Clapton—on the afternoon of 30th Aprill was down against the railway fence about 20 yards from Mr. Tong's—I saw the prisoners come from-under the hedge at the back of the stye and run away; I knew them before for this eighteen months—I saw Ely run after them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were about 100 yards fromthe fire when—I first saw them—I was playing under the railway arch with my brother—I did not see any more boys there; boys are in the habit of playing there—I know the pigstyes; I was never in them—I saw the fire just after it broke out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-188" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BECK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi>-382). From information—I received I went to the prisoners' house and took them into custody; I told them the charge; they said they knew nothing at all about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The following Witnesses were called for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18750605-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750605-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-189" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KINGSLEY</persName> </hi>. On the afternoon of the fire I was at work in the gravel pits at Tottenham Cross; that is about three-quarters of a mile from Mr. Tong's—the little boy (Alfred) was with me he came there about 1 o'clock and stopped till 5.30, when we all came out of the pit together and. went home—I did not see the other prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Alfred does not work at the pit'; he-fetches-a drop of. beer and water for the men at work there—I know the day because I heard of the fire next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-190" type="given" value="ELIJAH"/>ELIJAH ROWLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer at, Ponder's End—on this, day I was working in the gravel pits at Tottenham; the little boy (Alfred) was with as all the afternoon till, we left off at 5.30 and went home—I heard of; the fire next morning (Saturday)—I know his brother he was not with us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The boy is no relation of mine; we used to pay him to fetch beer for us—I did not go before the Magistrate.; I was not told to go—the mother asked me to come here—I remember this day; it was the last</p>
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<p>day of April, and the Alexandra Palace was opened on the Saturday, the next day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-191" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT BARCLAY</persName> </hi>. I know Henry Berry—I heard of this fire on the Monday after it happened—on the Friday before I was along with him from 8.30 in the morning till 7.30 at night, down by the oil cloth factory in the marshes, at the side of the river Lea; that is about 1 1/2 miles from Mr. Tong's—I was looking after work; we went home together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go before the Magistrate; I did not know he was locked up—I have known him about a year—he is no relation.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Pollock.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> A. B.
<hi rend="smallCaps">KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>sington—on 26th April, shortly before 5 p.m., I saw the prisoner there—he said to three men, of whom the deceased was one, "Aint you Devonshire men?"—I heard nothing remarkable in the way the deceased spoke, but he got up and knocked the prisoner down with his fist against the partition and he fell in the corner—I went out for a constable and was away about two minutes—when I returned the prisoner and one of the others (not the deceased) were scuffling in the bar—the whole of them were then put into the street—I saw one of the witnesses come with his eye cut and I shut the door and bolted it—they were all strangers to me, I did not see what took place outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They came in about 4.20—three men came in first and the prisoner afterwards—a young lady friend of the landlord was serving—the prisoner did not ask her for beer, he asked" me—I did not hear him say "Who are you staring at?"—he was quite sober—I did not see the men trying to force their conversation on him and did not hear one of them usea very strong expression and ask what he knew of Devonshire people—I did not hear the prisoner say "Nothing at all nor do I want to"—one of the men, I don't know which, put his hand on the prisoner's chest, pushed him back and said "You are not going like that," or some
<lb/>thing like that—I did not hear him say that he was a stranger to London and had business to look after—they asked him to stand some beer and he refused—that was before he was knocked down—these men were strangers to me—the three men got round the prisoner and hustled him when he wanted to leave the house, but they did not in my hearing ask him to fight—it was Wilson who shut the door—that man (Harvey) was not standing at the door when the prisoner asked them to let him go out—Harvey did not say that if the prisoner wanted to go out he would have to knock him away first—I did not hear the prisoner say "I am nothing but a poor workman, if I have said anything to offend I am very sorry for it"—I could not hear what he said—the three men appeared to be treating him very roughly, I should not like to be treated so—the men seemed to strike him on the eye quite unawares—I thought he was so badly treated that I sent for a policeman to protect him—I did not see what passed outside.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the policeman came they were scuffling and he turned them all out—he was in uniform—I did not see that the deceased was injured then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-195" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter of 38, Sandford Street, Marylebone—on 26th April I went to the Zetland Arms with the deceased John Damereh and Harvey—I had only known the deceased two or three months, we had been working on the same job—he "was a countryman and I believe he came from Devonshire—Harvey was not a friend of mine, only a workmate—the deceased was older than—me, he was 5 feet 8 inches high the prisoner was in the same compartment of the public-house with us three—there was such a scramble that I cannot say what occured I heard the prisoner call us a Devonshire lot—there was a bit of a scuffle between two or three of us—I was sober—the deceased struck the-prisoner on the eye and it was bleeding—a policeman was fetched, and we were turned out of the house—I did not see what occurred outside—ten minutes afterwards I saw the deceased lying in the road and assisted, to take him to the hospital—I did not see him before, because I was getting into some unfinished buildings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did 'not hear anybody ask the prisoner who he was staring at before the expression "Devonshire men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-196" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARVEY</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter—I knew the deceased—I went with him to the Zetland Arms on the evening of the 26th about 3.30-no one else was with us—while we were there the prisoner came in and made some remark about Devonshire people—I went out in the yard arid when I returned, the prisoner and I got scuffling together—I cant tell how that was, but he came towards roe and we got scuffling—a policeman came and ordered us out—I saw nothing more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see that his eye was cut and bleeding; I won't say that it was not—I did not hear any one ask the prisoner who he-was staring at.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-197" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 88).' On 26th April about 4.30, I was do duty and the barman at the Zetland Arms fetched me—I went there and saw the prisoner and William Harvey, who was under the—influence of drink, fighting—they were both bleeding from the eye—there-were a number of people there who were under the influence of drink—I separated the-prisoner and Harvey, and cleared thebar—I was in uniform I then saw the deceased, who I had not noticed before,—cross over from a little turning about 20 yards from the public house going away from the public-house towards On slow Crescent—he was sober—the prisoner rushed towards him making useof a threatening expression which I could not hear, but it was as if he was goingto commit some serious violence, and he straek the deceased a violent blow on the right ear; and they closed arid both felt to the ground, the deceased falling on his back—the prisoner was at the deceased's side when he struck the blow—the—deceased exclaimed I got it"—I took the prisoner in custody—the—deceased never moved he was bleeding from the right ear and was insensible—Dr. Baker who was going by, assisted him, and he was carried to an unfinished building building on an old door, and afterwards removed to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Twelve or fourteen of the people in the-public-house were the worse for liquor—the roadis 30-yards from the public-house—I have measured it—I said before the Magistrate "The deceased turned round and the prisoner rushed at him and struck him a violent blow;" that is correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-198" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I was in the Brompton Road and saw the policeman following the prisoner, and telling him to go along—the deceased then came out of a little open place between some houses, and the prisoner stepped from the kerb and said "You old b-you are the one," and struck him on the side of his head under the left ear—they both went down together, the deceased underneath—the prisoner got up but the deceased did not move; the constable took hold of the prisoner by the arm and said "I shall want you, young man, you had better wait a few minutes"—that was about 20 yards from the public-house—I did not hear the deceased speak—I was about 2 1/2 yards from him when the blow was given; his head came towards my feet—I saw him removed to an empty house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was in the Fulham Road—the Zetland Arms is on the right going towards Fulham—I was on the left side on the pavement, and not on the same side as the Zetland Arms—it was as the deceased stepped off the kerb on the right hand side that the prisoner struck him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-199" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 45, Cathcart Road, Brompton—I was passing the Zetland Arms on 26th April, and saw the prisoner leaving the house, his face was smeared with blood—I saw a policeman leave the house also, and follow a yard or two behind the prisoner—several people assembled round the public-house door, and a scuffle ensued—I cannot say who between, but I saw the deceased fall heavily in the road on the back of his head—I did not see any blow—the road was very irregular, it had been granted and rolled—the deceased did not move after he fell—I stepped up to him and found him perfectly insensible from concussion of the brain, and bleeding profusely from the right ear—I had him removed to an adjoining house—the police-surgeon came, and after two and a half hours I thought it right to remove him to St.-George's Hospital—they carried him there very carefully.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was on the same side as the public-house, and I saw no blow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector B</hi>). I was at the station when Fitch brought the prisoner in; I detained him till enquiries were made—he had been drinking, and he had a wound on his face which was covered with blood—Hill came in and made a statement in the prisoner's presence, and the charge was entered at 8 o'clock at night, which was nearly three hours after he was brought, he was charged with violently assaulting John Damerell—he expressed a wish to make a statement—I took it down, and he signed it—this is it—"I went into the tavern to take a glass of ale and left Mr. Owen, my friend, about five minutes; during the time I was drinking my ale, I asked one of-three men there sitting 'Are you a Devonshire man?' The injured man and another rose from their seat and said "What do you know about Devonshire?" I said—' I know nothing at all' They surrounded me and challenged me to fight without any provocation; the injured man struck me on the eye, I stood on self-defence; on turning out of the public-house I saw the man who hit me—on the eye, and I struck him,"</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-201" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FITCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 282). On 26th April, I was on duty near the Zetland Arms, and saw a crowd, and a man lying on his back in the road—I had not seen the previous part—the prisoner was given into my custody—he said that he struck the blow, but he was put upon, by the rest first.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750605-name-202" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at St. George's Hospital—on 26th April, about 7.45, John Damerell was brought in quite</p>
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<p>insensible, blood was coming from his right ear, and there was a bruise at the back of his head—I attended to him—he died about 6.30 next morn
<lb/>ing, and on the following day I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination and found a fracture of the skull on the right side, passing backwards to a bruise—the brain was lacerated, and there was a considerable amount of blood—death was caused by the combined effects of the fracture of the skull-and lacera
<lb/>tion of the brain—if he fell on his head on a hard road, either, with or without a blow, that would be likely to produce the effect a blow from a man's fist would hardly produce the fracture—I saw no, external bruise by the ear—I do not consider that the blow on the head caused, the concussion, but the blow on the ground.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. It was so severe that I think the fist could not have done it.</p>
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