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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>STONE, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 12th, 1875, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-4" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon.
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-5" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DENMAN</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-6" type="given" value="RICHARD PAUL"/>RICHARD PAUL AMPHLETT</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-9" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-11" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHETHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., and
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCARTHUR</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-13" 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="t18750712-name-14" 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>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-15" type="given" value="JOHN WHITTAKER"/>JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</persName> </hi> Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-16" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHAW</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-17" type="given" value="WILLIAM TIMBRELL"/>WILLIAM TIMBRELL ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-18" type="given" value="GEORGE ALFRED"/>GEORGE ALFRED SEDGWICK</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STONE, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 4
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to pay for what he had, and to have the half-crown back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 95). I received the prisoner in charge on 24th June—I told him the charge—he said "All right, I can't help it now"—he was drunk, but not so drunk as not to know what he was doing—I found on him. two sixpences and 8
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I left you because I was not capable of working any longer—I am not living with another man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-35" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CONNOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Verulam Street—on this Sunday morning I was passing through Leather Lane—I saw the prisoner—he had a bradawl in his hand—I saw him stab the prosecutrix with it—he made the best of</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence alleged that the prosecutrix had left him to live with another man; that he had no intention of injuring her, but he was in such a state that he knew not what he was doing.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). About 7.30 on the morning of 6th July I went to the prisoner's lodging, 4, Took's Court, and saw him in bed—I told him I was a police officer and I should take him into custody for stealing two bottles from his employer, Mr. Favre—I pointed to the bottles—he said, "I have not stolen them, I purchased them at Mr. Robins, 372, Oxford Street—he said, "Then you have been here before?"—I said I had—I asked when he purchased them—he said he bought one bottle on the Wednesday previous, and one on the Friday, from a fair person and thin in the face, in Mr. Robins' employ—I asked if he had any invoice with them—he said he had—I asked what he had done with it—he said he had destroyed it; that the bottles were labelled and he had token the labels off.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Robins, of 372, Oxford Street—we sell bottles of this kind—I have seen the prisoner at our place occasionally—I knew in whose employ he was—he has never made purchases on his own account—he did not come on Wednesday 30th June, and buy a bottle of oxide of hydrogen, or on the Friday for another—I was in the shop on both those days—I should think we sold these two bottles to Mr. Favre, because we never sell a single bottle like that and tied up in that way—we sell to another customer a dozen at a time tied up in the same way—we did not sell any on the Wednesday or Friday—if the prisoner had bought these he would have had to pay cash, I should not have given him any invoice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am not guilty. I bought, them there, and that is the young man who served me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-43" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DONKIN</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Joseph Hudson, of 48, Milton Street, City—I engaged the prisoner as carman on the 2nd June—he gave me the name of John Morgan—I gave him written orders to collect teas from Trinity Warehouses and St. Olive's in the name of the Midland Railway Company and I told him to take them to the Midland goods station in Mint Street and to go with van No. 109—on 2nd June I received</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-45" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CONOLLT</persName> </hi>. I am van boy in the service of Mr. Hudson, 48, Milton Street—I went in the van empty on the 2ud June with the prisoner to Trinity warehouse and there we took in some tea—after we left we went to St. Olive's, George Street, where I put the bag on the horse's mouth at the prisoner's request, and he told me to go to No. 8, Peneton Street, for his dinner—he told me to give the name of Morgan—I went but could not find any Morgan or any dinner—I went back and found the prisoner and the van gone—I went to the Midland goods-station and gave information.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When we got to Trinity warehouses I went away and got my breakfast—you told me to go if I liked—I asked you if you were going to get yours and you said you had no money, and I said "If you like to run home I will load the van," and then you sent me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-46" type="given" value="LYCETT THOMAS"/>LYCETT THOMAS BOUSFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am delivery foreman at Trinity ware-houses—on 2nd June I delivered two half-chests of green tea to railway van 109 about ten o'clock in the morning—I crossed out the ordered and returned it to the van man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 194). On 2nd June, about 5 o'clock in evening, I found a van in Brixton Street, Mile End, belonging to the Midland Railway Company, No. 109—there were were thirteen packages of tea in it—I took it to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-48" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am principal foreman of the Midland Railway, Royal Mint Street—on the evening of 2nd June, about 7 o'clock, I checked a quantity of tea in van 109—there were thirteen packages six boxes Nos. 2,293 to 8, three boxes 1,400 to 2, and two chests 436 and 437, one half-chest 2,447, and one half-chest 1,631.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-49" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH NEWMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H</hi>). On the evening of 2nd June, between 6 and 7 o'clock, I saw the witness Donkin driving a horse and van, No. 109, belonging to the Midland Railway Company towards the Midland railway-station, and after he had taken the horses and van in I had a conversation with him, and from that and other inquiries I made, at 11 o'clock on 3rd June I found the prisoner in the Clyde public-house, Commercial Road—I went in and tapped him on the shoulder and said "William, I want to speak to you"—he said "All right Mr. Newman "he came out and I said "Were you at work for Mr. Hudson yesterday"—he said "No"—I said "I am told you were" he said "No, I was not" I said "I am going to take you into custody for stealing a horse and van and sixteen chests of tea"—he made use of a filthy expression and said 'You can't take me"—I said "I will try," and down we both went on the pavement—he said "I will kill you before you shall take me"—I said</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> Having 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my pocket when the boy left me, and having nothing in my inside, I went in to get a cup of coffee. J was there about twenty minutes, and when I came out my van was gone, and being a stranger to the foreman I did not know what to do. I did not like to go home to make my loss known.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the prisoner to be one of the men—I said at the police-court I would rather not swear to him—I did not say "I can't identify any of the men.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 102). On the morning of 12th June, about 12.40, I heard cries of "Police!" and "Thieves!" in Sidney Square, Mile End—I ran up towards the spot where I heard the cries—I saw the last witness on the ground and two men running away—I asked the pro
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not find any papers on him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re
<lb/>commended to mercy by the Prosecutors—
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<hi rend="italic">For cases tried in the New Court, Monday, see Surrey cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My room was not nest to yours; the servants are not allowed those rooms—they are not on the same floor—I have not seen you go out of the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Some of the servants slept upstairs and some down in the pantry, in the porter's hall, in the basement—there are six men servants, four waiters and two porters; three men and the page slept downstairs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. BATEMAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I have seen the things produced, the shirt looks to me lighter than the one the man had on—the drawers look just the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It was not me that was in the room, the lady can't say it was me. I can't speak English; if the jury think me guilty, what am I to say?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-79" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER APPLETON</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer of 21, St. John's Lane, Clerken-well—the business is now carried on as "The Educational Supply Asso
<lb/>ciation Limited," in High Holborn—I am director of that company—on 21st June I went to the office and found the prisoner in charge of the assistant overseer of the Post Office—he showed me this post-office ordersigned Collins & Appleton—it is not my writing or Mr. Collins'—I don't know the prisoner's handwriting—he had no authority to sign any documents.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-80" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the Educational Supply Association—in consequence of what I heard I examined the letter-box—I found it broken at the corner so that letters could be taken out—it is made of zinc, it is fastened at the corner by a screw, that screw had been torn away so</p>
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<p>that any one could get their Band down—I saw the prisoner in custody and heard him say that he had found the order, afterwards he said that another boy found it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TIZARD</persName> </hi>. I am counterman at the West Central District post-office—at 2.40 that day the prisoner presented this post-office order for pay
<lb/>ment—I compared it with the letter of advice—I found a discrepancy in the spelling of the payee's name, in consequence of which I asked the prisoner who sent the money order—he said the School Board—I asked him who signed it—he said the clerk—I submitted the order to the postmaster's clerk and he put certain questions to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-82" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LEDBURY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant overseer at the West Central post-office—from instructions I received I took the prisoner at the Educational Supply Association—I saw a clerk there and in the prisoner's presence I asked him if the prisoner had been authorised to fetch the money from the post-office—the clerk said "No"—I then asked him whose signature it was—he said it was no one's there—I asked if it was signed by Collins or Appleton—he said no—the prisoner was then questioned—he first stated that he found the order in the street, and afterwards that' another lad gave it him—I asked how he knew it belonged to the firm—he said it was signed when he picked it up—the box was shown to me—I asked the prisoner if he knew it was broken open—he said "No, I did not break the box open."</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-83" type="surname" value="NORWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-83" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD NORWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor at Charing, in Kent—I got this post-office for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at the post-office at-Charing; I made it payable to Collins & Appleton—I enclosed it in a letter and gave it to my clerk to post.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-84" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS WHITTINGTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 150). I received the prisoner in custody—on the way to the station he said "It was not me that opened the letter-box, it was a young man named Hanley that opened it, he took out six letters, opened them all, and in the first we found a post-office order for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., Hanley took the order to Charing Cross post-office where it was not payable, I took it to Holborn post-office and told them I had come to get it changed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-458-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutors—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">VINCENT BUESSI</hi> (55)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18750712-459-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and other sums received on account of
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750712-459-offence-1 t18750712-name-86"/>Ludovic Noel</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750712-459-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN YOUNG</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18750712-460-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-460-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, Unlawfully committing wilful damage to the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750712-460-offence-1 t18750712-name-88"/>Richard Charles Baverstock</persName> to an amount exceeding 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRASKLYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-89" type="surname" value="BAVERSTOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-89" type="given" value="RICHARD CHARLES"/>RICHARD CHARLES BAVERSTOCK</persName> </hi>. I keep an hotel at 76 and 77, Aldgate High Street, City—on 7th October the prisoner passed the night at my hotel—next morning my attention was drawn to bedroom No. 2, by Emma Chick, the chamber-maid—I found the bed cut open, the spring mattreas was also cut open in two or three places, the sheet had been held up and burnt in various places, the. blanket had also been served the same, all the handles of the mahogany chest of drawers had been burnt all over, two very indecent words were scratched on the looking-glass with a diamond, and also on the window, the soap was cut into small pieces and kneaded into the carpet pretty well all over the room, and water was strewed about all over</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of damage was caused—the prisoner went away without paying his bill—on the evening of 30th April he came again and took a bed; the chamber-maid let it to him, I did not see him—I was taken into the room No. 9, in the morning, and found the bed cut open, the greater portion of the feathers taken out and strewed about the room, and the water jug emptied all over the feathers and on to the carpet, going through and damaging the ceiling below, the looking-glass was scratched over in the same manner with two very filthy words, the window curtains torn in halves and something dirty done in it and thrown out of window on to the skylight—the amount of damage done then was above 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on 11th June the prisoner came again, about 1 o'clock in the morning, and had a bed—the chambermaid recognised him in the morning, as he came up the stairs, and called me—she first locked the door—I found him struggling with a captain who was staying in the house—I assisted in preventing him from going out, and sent for a policeman and gave him in charge—as soon as the constable came the prisoner held up a glass of ale that he had been served with, and said, "This is what I came in for, now let me out, or I shall charge you with serving me after hours"—I said, "We have merely served you to keep you quiet till we got a constable"—he was taken to the station, and he was very abusive there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-90" type="surname" value="CHICK"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-90" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA CHICK</persName> </hi>. I am chambermaid to Mr. Baverstock—the prisoner slept there on the night of 7th October, in room No. 2—I went into the room next morning, about ten minutes after he left it, and found the bed and mattress cut, the sheets and blankets burnt, and everything in the room spoiled, the handles of the drawers burnt, and the looking-glass and window scratched with a diamond ring, and the carpet soaked with water and soap—the prisoner went away without paying for his bed—I next saw him on 30th April, he then occupied No. 9—I saw him come in but did not recog
<lb/>nise him that night: I did in the morning when he came downstairs, and I directly went to the room he had occupied—I found it pretty well in the same state as before—I went and told my master—I did not see anything more of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were two other lodgers, but they had left an hour and a half before the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-91" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-91" type="surname" value="REES"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-91" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH REES</persName> </hi>. I am waitress at Mr. Baverstock's hotel—on 1st May I saw the prisoner in the coffee-room after he had slept there—he asked me for some coffee—I went to get it, and when I returned he was gone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-92" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 42). I was called to the prosecutor's house on 1st May—I was shown into a bed-room and saw the feather bed cut in two places and the feathers strewn about the room, the carpet saturated with water, and the window curtains torn in two and something done in it and thrown out on to the skylight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-93" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-93" type="surname" value="HUNTER"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-93" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HUNTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">city Policeman</hi> 804). On 11th June, about 2 in the morning, I was called to Mr. Baverstock's, I found the prisoner sitting there with a glass of ale in his hand—he said to me "They served me with this glass of ale, it is after hours, I shall take this glass away with me to the station"—I inquired of Mr. Baverstock the charge—he said he had been to his house on two occasions, and had damaged his furniture—I took him to the station, searched him, and found on him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., a pocket-book, four keys on a ring, an order for the Cambridge Music Hall, an Albert chain, a scarf pin, which may probably have scratched the glass, and two rings, one</p>
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<p>on each hand—in answer to the charge, he said he had not been there on the dates mentioned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> All I have to say is, is it feasible, if I had done this damage, that I should return to the house again?</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-460-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HOLLAND</hi> (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18750712-461-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-461-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>feloniously forging and uttering an order for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,</rs>
<rs id="t18750712-461-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18750712-461-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-461-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>also to four other indictments for obtaining goods of different persons, having been before convicted</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18750712-461-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-461-18750712 t18750712-461-punishment-12"/>Eight Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK HENRY SHARP</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18750712-462-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAFFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SETH SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-96" type="surname" value="PATTISON"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-96" type="given" value="JAMES JOHN"/>JAMES JOHN PATTISON</persName> </hi>, I am a cashier in the service of Messrs. Barnett, Hoare, Hanbury & Co., bankers, of 62, Lombard Street—the Vestry of St. John, Hampstead, keep an account with us—their cheques have to be signed by the chairman and two vestryman, and countersigned by the vestry clerk—on 19th May this cheque for 78
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was presented to me for payment—I gave for it ten 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, Nos. 25,001 to 25,010 inclusive, dated 27th March, 1875, and 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are four of the notes I paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I paid the money myself over the counter—I can't say whether I paid them to the prisoner or not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-97" type="surname" value="GASTENEAU"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-97" type="given" value="HENRY FRANCIS"/>HENRY FRANCIS GASTENEAU</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Messrs. Barnett's—on 27th May this cheque for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was presented to me, I paid for it five 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 86,245 to 86,249 inclusive, and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money; these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are five of the notes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't remember to whom I paid them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-98" type="surname" value="GRIBBLE"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRIBBLE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and vestry clerk to the parish of St. John, Hampstead—it is my custom to countersign cheques drawn for the business of the parish—neither of these cheques were signed by me or by my authority—I am acquainted with the signature of the chairman, the Rev. Mr. Burnaby—they are not signed by him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-99" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-99" type="given" value="JOHN EDWARD"/>JOHN EDWARD EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am a tea merchant, living at Hampstead—I am a member of the vestry—the signatures "J. E. Evans" to these cheques are not mine or by my authority.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is also the signature of Thomas Black, I don't know anybody of that name on the vestry.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-100" type="surname" value="BRIDGER"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-100" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BRIDGER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant-clerk to the vestry of Hampstead—at the end of December last the prisoner was appointed gate porter at the workhouse—it was his duty to keep the porter's book, which I have here—he would enter there the names of the persons who came in and went out of the workhouse—on 28th January he left the service—a balance of 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was then due to him—his salary was 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per annum with lodging and rations—when he left I gave him a cheque for the 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., signed by Mr. Burnaby and myself as clerk—that cheque came back from the bankers on the 9th February, and was duly charged to the guardians—I have here a cheque-book—it was kept in a desk in front of me, or it might be in a cupboard in the same office until it was used—at the time the prisoner left it was complete, not commenced to be used—the prisoner would have access to the office in which that book was kept, it was part of his duty to lock</p>
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<p>the office at night after the clerks left—in consequence of my attention being called to those two cheques, I examined this book and found that four blank forms had been taken out, counterfoils and all—these two cheques are two of these forms, I find that from the numbers—I know the prisoner's handwriting—to the best of my belief the signatures of Evans and Gribble to the cheques are his writing—there are entries of his in the porter's book on 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th January, of the names of Evans and Gribble which correspond with those on the cheques—there is no vestryman named Thomas Bates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The name of Gribble to the cheque is particularly like that in the book, Evans is not quite so like, but I think it is the same handwriting, it is rather a peculiar hand—the prisoner left in January—both the cheques are dated in May—I can't say that other persons may not have had access to the cupboard in which this book was kept—it was the porter's place to lock the office at night, and during the day the cheque books would be in my custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he paid with a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I am not able to identify the note.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 25,007—I wrote my name on it—the prisoner was wearing a new suit and I said it was a nice suit—he said he had purchased it at Wolfs in Cheapside the day before—I afterwards gave the note to Sergeant Hancock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The name of Henry Sharp is on the back of the note—the prisoner gave that name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. W. PORTER</hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Mears, jeweller, of High Street, Oamden Town—on 21st May the prisoner came and purchased a watch, chain and locket, these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he paid me with this 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, 25001—I know it by the signature "Sharp, Camden Town," by the peculiar way in which it is written—I requested him to endorse the note and he did.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On Saturday, 12th June, I was at Maidstone—I saw Mr. King, he shewed me the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note produced and made a statement to me—shortly afterwards I met the prisoner in a bye street there—I stopped him and said "What is your name?"—he said "Why?"—I said "Because a short time since you passed a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in the town and there is something about it"—he said "My name is Sharp"—I said "My name is Hancock, I am a detective officer from London and I shall charge you with uttering two forged cheques at a banker's in London"—he said "I know nothing about any forgery, I done no forgery"—I took him to the police office and was about to search him when he took a roll of notes from his pocket and said "They are my own property"—among them were two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes Nos. 25,009, and five dated 27th March, 1875, and five 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 86,245 to 9 inclusive, dated 22nd January, 1875—I said "The charge against you will be for uttering a forged cheque on 19th May for 78
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and on 27th May a cheque for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on Messrs, Barnett Hoare's, the bankers of London, the five 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes that I have here were paid for the last cheque, and the two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes and the one Mr. King has were paid for the first cheque"—he made no answer to that—I found on him this watch, chain, and locket and a signet ring.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in December</hi>, 1872,
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-108" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HUNTER</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler and keep the Grapes in Drury Lane—on 1st May the prisoner came there in company with a Mr. Barton and offered me this cheque and asked me to cash it for him—I bad never seen him before—I asked him if there were funds at the bank to meet it on Monday morning—he said certainly, or he should not have asked me to give him the money for it—I paid it in to my bankers on the Tuesday following and it was returned to me marked N.S.—I should not have cashed it for him unless I had believed he had. sufficient in the bank to meet it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I saw you afterwards at Haiell's Hotel—you asked me to wait a few days which I did to enable you to meet the cheque, and afterwards I offered to take part of the money which you refused and used abusive language—I don't recollect your saying that you expected to meet Barton at my house on the 13th—you came with me from Haxell's Hotel—I afterwards took you to Bow Street—Barton was with me at the time, I said I was tired of waiting.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-109" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW EVERS</persName> </hi>. I was proprietor of the Coach and Horses in Compton Street—on 1st May the prisoner and another person came there—I had known the prisoner as a customer for tome time—he asked me to cash this cheque for him—I asked him if it was all right—he said yes, he had plenty of money there—I gave him the money for it—I paid the cheque in to my bankers and it was returned to me marked "Refer to drawer."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You called on me afterwards and said you were sorry it had not been met.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at my bankers"—on those conditions I cashed it—I paid it in to my bankers and it was returned to me marked "Refer to drawer."</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-111" type="given" value="FREDERICK MORLEY"/>FREDERICK MORLEY HILL</persName> </hi>. I am accountant to the Birkbeck Bank—about February, 1874, the prisoner opened an account there with 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and in March, 1874, he paid in a further sum of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—from that time he pro
<lb/>ceeded to draw out the money until it left 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in June, 1874—he has not paid anything since then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We should not allow you to overdraw your account—you have 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at present standing to your credit—I know nothing about your pass-book.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E</hi>). I apprehended the prisoner on 10th June—I told him that I held a warrant for his apprehension for passing fictitious cheques—on taking him to the station I held him tightly with another officer—he asked to be let go, so that he might walk along—I said "No"—I bad an object in keeping him—at the station I found</p>
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<p>this bottle of prussic acid in his pocket—I said "I heard that you had this in your pocket, and that you intended to take it if you were taken"—he said that he kept it to take in the morning after he had been taking too much over night—I found on him this cheque-book of the Birkbeck Bank, with one cheque made out for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated June 7th, 1875, and signed "J. R. Wrixon, M.D."—he is a doctor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not have the contents of the bottle analysed—you said it was prussic acid; I took your word for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> My pass-book was never sent to me, and I had no idea that I had not sufficient to meet the cheques. When I found the cheques had been refused I asked for time, as I expected remittances.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been convicted in February</hi>, 1863,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>) 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 10
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., from
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> E 343). On 13th June, about 9.50 at night, I was on duty at Seven Dials, and saw the prisoners and seven or eight others at the shutters of No. 9, Little White Lion street—I went up, and as soon as they saw me M'Carthy ran down the street; I pursued and caught him; he used foul language, and threatened that if he had a knife he would "knife" me—I took him back to the shutters, and there was a hole in them about a foot long—Howard took up some tools that were on the pave
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner Howard.</hi> You did not come up to M'Carthy and speak to him; you never came near.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner Barton.</hi> I saw it picked up and it was given to me directly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-128" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the White Hart—on 11th July I was very drunk and did not know what happened to me—I had not these marks about me before that—this is my watch; I missed it when I got sober and found my face cut—I had been out for the day—I am 22 years old.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barton's Defence.</hi> I was in the King's Head and a young man shoved him in and ran. I ran out and they said "That man has got his watch."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Short, the barman, was charged with receiving the watch—he was discharged by the Magistrate—Debuss and Lewis were both committed for trial on this charge—I don't know that the Grand Jury ignored the bill against Lewis.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer G</hi>). On the way to the station with Debuss and Lewis in the cab I charged Debuss with knocking Mr. Smart (down in Leonard Street, and robbing him on 8th June, he made no reply-to was placed with sixteen others at the station, and was picked out by Mrs. Smart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-144" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HOOPER</persName> </hi>. I live at Swan Street, and" am a servant out of place on the night of 8th June, I was with the prisoner and his wife and my young man, Thomas James—he is not here—we were at the Cherry Tree Inn, in Kingsland Road, from 9 o'clock till 11.30—the prisoner never left the house during the whole of that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Thomas James, is at work, and that is why he did not come here—I don't know where he works, he was-in my company on that night—I saw him last night and told him I was coming here—I know a man named
<hi rend="italic">Steely</hi>—I have not been living with him—I don't know that he has been charged here with burglary—I did not give evidence in an
<hi rend="italic">alibi</hi>, in the case of
<hi rend="italic">Steely</hi>—he was charged with something about a box at</p>
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<p>Worship Street, but I never spoke for him—it is nearly ten months ago since I was in a situation—I get my living by washing and charing—I go out at night—at the time I was at the police-court, I was living at 2, Swan Street—I have known the woman for three years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. The man
<hi rend="italic">Steely</hi> is somewhat like the prisoner—when I was in Court the first Saturday, I heard the prisoner say "Mr. Miller, and Mr. Cooper said in the cab It was not you I want for this, it is a young man named
<hi rend="italic">Steely'</hi> "</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). I did not say that—when he was in the dock I said "I did not think you were in this"—I got the information about the watch from, some person—I don't know his name—I
<hi rend="italic">know Steely</hi>; he is not like the prisoner—I did not tell him in the cell I knew it was
<hi rend="italic">Steely</hi>—he is not the image of the prisoner—he is two inches taller, and a different complexion and dressed differently altogether.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the former' conviction</hi>*—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. B. KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-148" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-148" type="surname" value="COLE"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-148" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA COLE</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—we lived at 17 Dempspy Street—on Saturday evening, 5th June, we had been out together, and came home between 12 and 1 o'clock—we had been quarrelling before we went home, and we were quarrelling outside the door, but after we got inside the house we did not quarrel at all—I thought there was no necessity for a light as the moon was shining and I said so—he sat down two or three minutes on a chair—sometimes he has violent fits, when he is drunk—he was drunk—he jumped up all in a moment in a fit or something like that and lit the lamp—he took off the glass and the burner came off with it, and there were a lot of things on the table ready to go away—I blew it out—the window was open and the flare went in his face—he pushed me—I suppose he thought I had done it on purpose as we had been quarrelling before—I fell on the fender and before I got up he struck me with some
<lb/>thing on my forehead—I don't know what it was—I was senseless—he was drunk at 7.30 when he came from his place—I had had a drop—I did not strike him with the lamp—it was done in a second—we were not in the house five minutes before it was all over.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and we went out and had some drink—I had too much myself and he was very drunk—he did not fall asleep on the floor beside me after it took place—he was looking out of the window and I got through his legs and ran down the stairs and he ran after me and bolted the door—he never does know what he is doing when he has had a drop—he is a very good husband in every respect and never struck me in his life before.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750712-473-offence-1 t18750712-name-150"/>William Thompson</persName>, and stealing three spoons and one pair of sugar tongs, his goods, and one opera glass, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18750712-473-offence-1 t18750712-name-151"/>Alfred Lee</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. B. KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-152" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-152" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SIMCOX</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. William Thompson, 19, Thave's Inn—he keeps a commercial hotel—I was in bed, about 2 o'clock on the</p>
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<p>morning of 3rd June, when I was aroused by the breaking of glass—I got out of bed and lighted a candle and went into the back kitchen to look—I saw something there and I left the caudle lighted on the bedroom table—I heard some one moving about in the commercial room, which is over my bed room—I did not get up then, because I thought it was my master—about a quarter of an hour after that I heard some one come downstairs, and the prisoner came and opened my bedroom door—I said "Who is there?"—he did not answer at first, and I asked again, and he said "All right," and closed the door and went upstairs—I got out of bed and put on my dress and followed him upstairs with the candle in my hand—when I got towards the top of the stairs he tried to frighten me back again—he had a lot of coats on his arm, and he shook them at me to frighten me back, but I did not go—he then threw the coats at me and put out the candle—I called for Mr. Thompson and the prisoner made his escape through the landing window—some trees had been moved from the landing window and the glass was broken; I had seen the prisoner at the house three weeks before, doing some whitewashing—he was there seven or eight hours, and he had his tea with me in the kitchen—I have no doubt that he is the man that entered my door—I was sent for to the Snow Hill police-station on 4th of June and picked the prisoner out from a number of men there—the light that I had was sufficient to enable me to see a person distinctly, and I recognised his voice too.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietor of this hotel—on Wednesday night, 2nd June, when I went up to bed, I noticed that the landing window was closed, and there were some trees in pots both inside and outside the window in the usual order; that was about 12 o'clock—I heard a noise of glass breaking about 2 o'clock, and after that I seem to have dozed—I thought it was the cat had knocked the flower pots through the window—afterwards I heard some one calling "Master, master," repeatedly—I came out of my room and went downstairs and saw that the flower pots had been removed from the window on to a ledge outside—I saw some coats and cloaks and shawls on the stairs and landing leading from the ground floor to the basement—some were my own, and some belonged to gentlemen in the house—I missed a pair of sugar tongs and a spoon which I had used the evening before, and which had been left on the table in the commercial room—I had seen the prisoner at work at my house three weeks before; I did not see him that morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I went to 37, Verulam Street, Gray's Inn Road, on the morning of 4th June, with another officer, and saw the prisoner—I told him we were officers and we should take him for stealing spoons, &c, of Mr. Thompson, of Thavie's Inn—he asked when it was—I said "Yesterday morning at 12 o'clock"—he said "I was at home in bed at that time"—I took him to Snow Hill police-station, and he was placed with thirteen other men—Simcox was sent for and identified him without any hesitation whatever—the prisoner said he had been at work for Mr. Morgan, a carman, in Hatton Garden, the day before—I said "I believe you were at work at this house?"—he said "I was there about three weeks or a month ago, whitewashing, and that is how she knows me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "On Wednesday morning I went to Mrs. Steel, 11, Eagle Street. She asked me if I would remove some furniture from Spa Road, Bermondsey, to 11, Eagle Street, It took; me from 11 o'clock till nearly four o'clock to pack the goods up. Against</p>
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<p>I got home and unloaded the goods it was 6 o'clock. She paid me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I took the van home to the carman and paid him the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Then it was about 8.30. When I had done on Wednesday night I went home to my mother's. I had my supper a little after 9 o'clock and never went out till the officer came in the morning."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know no more about the robbery than you do. I have my mother and sister to call.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18750712-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18750712-name-155" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-155" type="surname" value="GRUBER"/>
<interp inst="t18750712-name-155" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN GRUBER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—I recollect the officer coming to my house on the Thursday morning as the robbery took place on the Wednesday night—my son never went out from the time he came home—he had his supper and we went down and sat at the door—I said "I will go to bed"—I went upstairs, but I was not in bed when my son came up; I got in bed afterwards—he never went away from the door, and he was not away from the time he came home—I saw him in bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am speaking of the Wednesday night as he went to remove the furniture; it was the 2nd—as far as I can remember it was about 11 o'clock or a little after that he went to bed—I went a few minutes before him, and he came up—he slept in the same room—I made up a little temporary bed for him—he had slept there the night before, and before that he had been at his brother's—I had been at work that day, and I did not lay awake all night—my son was there in the morning at 6 o'clock when I got up—I can't say how long I laid awake that night—it was the second floor front room where we slept—I told the officers where he had been at work.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-156" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-156" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY GRUBER</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner go-to bed that night—I slept in the same room; I saw him in the morning—if he had left his bed I should have noticed it—he did not leave his bed all night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to bed at 11.30, the same time as my mother—my brother came up soon after—me and my mother and sister sleep together—we all went to bed at one time—I woke at 7.30 in the morning; my brother had just got up then.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Alfred Ewins, 25, Columbia Road, dealer in old building materials—on 21st June I fastened up the premises securely when I went to bed—I was called up by the police just before 4 o'clock in the morning, the prisoner was in their custody—I found the office window had been forced, and the door was open—I missed some gas pipe and some metal taps.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 240). About 4 o'clock on the morning 22nd June, I saw the prisoner coming out of the gateway at the back of 25, Columbia Road—I had suspicion, and followed him—I caught him after about a quarter of a mile, and brought him back—I called up Taylor, and from what he said I took the prisoner to the station—I afterwards went back, and found the window had been forced by moving the catch with some instrument—the till and the door inside were broken open—in the</p>
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<p>yard I found a sack containing about 56 lbs. of lead and metal—piping, three hammers, four taps, and two unions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was never inside the place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. T. TAYLOR</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). These things were in the office the night before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-161" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED EWINS</persName> </hi>. I am a building material dealer, and live at King Edward's Road—I was called up by Taylor—I found the place had been broken open as described—I missed the metal taps and hammers, which were afterwards found in the sack—the prisoner had worked—for me, on and off, for some time—the value of the things is 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-162" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am a watchman and live at 87, Wellington Road—about 3.30 on the morning of 22nd June I was in Columbia Road, and saw three men loitering about, soon after that I heard a whistle and I saw the three men run from the corner of Columbia Road where the prosecutors premises are—when I got to the gates I heard a noise, and stopped a minute and the prisoner came out—I heard him unbolt the gates—I stopped there a minute, and he shook very much—he asked me the time, and it was 3.35—I saw a constable go in pursuit, and I left and went to my business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent. I was never inside the gate at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-474-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in May</hi>, 1870**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Denman.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 379). On 22nd June, about 5.50, I was on duty at Thames Bank near the distillery in Grosvenor Road—I observed the prisoner loitering about for full half an hour—she had a child in her arms—she came and placed herself near the steps leading down to the river—I asked her if she was going to drown herself—she said "I am," and she ran by me and threw herself into the water with the child in her arms—the witness Black who stood close by me immediately jumped into the water and with great difficulty succeeded in saving both the mother and child; there was a strong current at the time—the child was quite exhausted when it was taken out; it was in the water two or three minutes—it was taken to, the workhouse and is there now—it is about twelve months old—I found on the prisoner a letter for the Belgrave hospital—she said that she was going to try to get the child in on the following Thursday—the child is a female; it is a very sickly child, very sore round the nose and eyes, suffering from some disease—it had a starved look—the prisoner told the Magistrate that she had tried to get the child in the hospital but was too late—she said she was determined to destroy the life</p>
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<p>of the child and she would do it again directly she came out of prison—she said that when she was taken out of the water, and when she was in the dock at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not say such a thing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure she did—I did not hear her say that she was very unhappy in her mind.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-166" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BLACK</persName> </hi>. I am a cabdriver and live at 18, Johnson's Place—I was passing Thames Bank on this evening and saw the prisoner jump into the water with the child in her arms—I immediately jumped in with all my clothes on and swam out and brought the woman in with the child, with the assistance of a man in a boat—the child was in a very exhausted state; the prisoner held it very tight in her arms, I had very great difficulty in getting it out of her arms in the water—it was about twenty or thirty feet deep there—I did not ask her any questions, I was too eager to get home to change my clothes—the tide was running, very strong, at the rate of five miles an hour—I don't think there is another man in London who could have done it with all his clothes on, I had to swim a considerable distance, but thank God I am a pretty good swimmer. (
<hi rend="italic">The Court directed a reward of</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to be paid to this witness.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-167" type="given" value="ANTHONY"/>ANTHONY BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Stanley Street, Battersea—I was passing on this evening—I saw the prisoner and called out to her not to get so close to the
<hi rend="italic">edge</hi> or she would drown herself—the more I hallooed the quicker she ran down the stairs and she threw herself right in the water—I saw Black jump into the water and I jumped into a boat—the man was near drowning with the woman—I got the child out of the water and released him of the woman and got her in the boat and brought her ashore—I asked her what she was going to do—she said she was a going to drown herself and the child.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "It was through great distress I done it. I went to get the child into the hospital, I was too late, I walked about. I had no place to go to nor any means of getting a meal's victuals. I sold my apron for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to get some food."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I sold the apron to get some drink for the child. I did not know where to go to. I was in such a state of mind I did not know what I was doing, and all of a moment I threw myself in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoners wife was very aggravating to him, she commenced the quarrel—I told her to be quiet, but she would not—it is a small room; the bed is near the fireplace—I went into the room about 3.5 and this occurred about 3.30—I was there about five minutes before my husband and the prisoner came in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. The baby was in my arms at the breast at the time the poker struck it—I was standing just behind the prisoners' wife, close by the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-171" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN MCNALLY</persName> </hi>. I am a writing case maker—on 4th July, I was with my wife in the prisoner's room, his wife was aggravating him very much, he went to strike her because she threw a glass of beer in his face—I said to him "
<hi rend="italic">Fred</hi>, sit down"—he said "I will Harry," she again aggravated him very much, and he took up the poker and threw at her; I know it was not intended for my boy—when I turned round to see where the poker had gone it was in my boy's head—I pulled it out and went with the child to the hospital; it died within five minutes after it was there—I can certainly say that it was through the wife's aggravation that he threw the poker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was more to blame than him, she was very aggravating indeed—he said he did not want any row—he was sitting on the bed very close to the fireplace—I did not actually see him throw the poker, I saw him stoop, and as soon as he stooped the poker was picked up and gone in a minute—they were quite sober—he has lived there about six weeks; he is a very quiet peaceable well disposed man—he has expressed the deepest sorrow for this unfortunate affair.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 190). I took the prisoner into custody—I charged him with causing the death of the child—he said "I done it, I can't deny it"—I found this poker in the room close by the fireplace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "When I went home to dinner my wife began
<hi rend="italic">jawing</hi> me because I did not come home early—I sat down in a chair, she kept on at me—I told her I did not want any row; I wanted my dinner—as I was sitting down she threw a glass of beer in my face—in the heat of my passion, I was sitting near the fireplace, I took up the poker and threw it at her; it unfortunately hit the child—when I saw what I had done I asked one of the lodgers to send for a doctor and a policeman—I am very sorry for what I have done.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 519). At 2 o'clock in the morning of the 2nd June I was on duty near Mr. Wilford's premises in Copperfield Road, Bow—I heard the forcing of a warehouse door, I went towards the factory and saw a light in the office; I looked through the window—it was a common candle burning—I stayed looking in at the window from one to two minutes—I saw the prisoner and another man inside—I had seen the, prisoner before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. I had seen him either in 1870 or 1871, at the time he worked for a gentleman named Ancle—I saw him on several occasions, so that I knew his appearance—I was on that beat—I may say that I saw
<hi rend="italic">him</hi> more than twelve times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>. After I had looked through the window I went round the back on to the towing path of the Regent's Canal, and saw that they had forced the wicket gate open—I went through the gate and went into the factory—the light had then been blown out—when looking through the window I noticed that the prisoner was wearing a cheese-cutter cap, the other man was wearing a billy-cock—I went right through the full length of the factory into the office where the two men were—a scuffle ensued between me and the prisoner, I got hold of him, I could see him by the daylight through the window, it was getting towards daylight; he tried to get away from me—I struck him across the left arm with my truncheon and my truncheon broke in two—as soon as it was broken the prisoner said to the other man, "His truncheon is broken, land him one, settle the b----, and leave him to it"—I was instantly struck on the head with the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> that I produce, and was knocked down insensible—when I recovered the men were gone—I then made a search in the office and over the factory, I found this cheese-cutter cap on the floor just inside the office door, also the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>,—it was left just by my side—I then went and called up Mr. Smith the foreman, he lives at 49, Copperfield Road, not many doors from the factory—I then examined the place to see how it had been entered; it was done by forcing the bottom part of the wicket door at the back of the factory—I compared the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> with the marks and they corresponded; there were two marks—on 4th June, I went with Howlett to the ware-house about 10 a.m., and saw the prisoner there among several other men—I pointed him out as the man I had struck across the left arm with my truncheon on the Wednesday morning—he said, "You are mistaken, I have got the rheumatics in my arm"—he was wearing a cheese-cutter cap, which I produce, it is a newer one of the same sort as the other—he took off his coat, and he had a blister on his arm, in about that part where I had struck him—I struck him above the elbow on the fleshy part—he was taken into custody—from something I was told, I afterwards went to the saw mills next door to the factory, I saw a man there, but I would not be positive that he really was the other man, I had a doubt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not made inquiry where the second cap was pur
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<hi rend="italic">element</hi> was clear—the candle was put out when I entered the factory—I say that I knew the prisoner before, in 1870 and 1871, somewhere about that time—I was not asked questions about that at the police-court by the prisoner's attorney—I don't believe I was asked whether I knew him before—I did not say then that I had seen him twelve times in 1870 or 1871—when I went to identify him, there were six or seven other men there—he was the only one wearing a peaked cap—I had seen nothing of him between 1871 and the robbery—he said that he was suffering from rheumatics, and I was mistaken, that he was not the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer K</hi>). I went with Clapp to the factory on 4th June—I saw the prisoner and five or six other men standing there</p>
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<lb/>tive you are. the man"—I then took him to the station—he was wearing this cheese-cutter cap—on that same day he was in the passage of the police-court, and he said to me, "If you go to the saw mills, next door to the factory, you will find some iron corresponding with that"—I had this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> in my hand at the time—I said, "How do you know that?"—he said, "I believe that was made there, and if you take that constable there he might see some one that he knows, but I suppose I am to suffer for all"—I went to the saw mills and saw some pieces of iron there, but nothing corresponding with this—there was a smith's shop there—Clapp went with me—the prisoner was at work at the factory, not at the saw mills.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went with the inspector to make inquiries as to the cap the prisoner was wearing—he gave an address where he bought it; I forget the name of the street now—it was a street leading out of the City Road; it was the same street that he said—he did not say when he had bought it—I took the cap with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-177" type="given" value="HENRY VINCENT"/>HENRY VINCENT GARLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a M.R.C.S. at Kent House, Bow, and am divisional surgeon to the police—on the morning of 2nd June, about 3 o'clock, I examined Clapp—I found a contused and punctured wound on the forehead, about mid-way between the temporal bone and the middle of the skull—this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> would be a most likely instrument to have-caused it; it was cut to the bone—it was a blow that would be likely to produce insensibility for a time—he is still under my care—On 11th June I examined the prisoner's left arm at the Magistrate's request—I found a sur
<lb/>face that had evidently been previously a blister; it was above the elbow, about the size of a crown piece—it had been produced by some irritating substance, such as strong ammonia or cantharides—repeated applications of iodine would in my opinion produce suoh an appearance, repeated at short intervals—previous to a blister forming there would be a yellow stain; the blister would take away the yellow—I have heard the blow described by Clapp—my impression is that a bruise would not exist; the staff having broken, would break the force of the blow on the arm, and I should not expect, under those circumstances, to find a bruise, however hard the blow—I did not find any bruise on the arm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not examine anything but the arm; I only found a blister from some irritating substance—he made no complaint to me of his arm being sprained—I held no conversation with him at all—other things besides iodine would bring up a blister; cantharides powder or strong ammonia would do so, or any irritating oil.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>). Before the prisoner made the remark that Clapp was swearing to him because he had the cheese-cutter cap, this cap had been found—that fact might have been mentioned, but not on the part of the police; they all knew in the factory, no doubt, that such a thing had been found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I left the cap at the office at the time I found it; I have not the least doubt that the foreman might have mentioned its being found, because when I called him up he saw the cap.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-180" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HOWLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 493, Commercial Road—on Friday, 4th June, I examined the prisoner's left arm at the request of the Magistrate—I found an appearance about the size of a crown piece; that might have been produced in various ways, by hartshorn, cantharides, iodine, or by heat—I did not find any trace of a bruise; if there had been a bruise I do not think this would have taken away any appearance of it—a blister might do it partly, not wholly—I think a bruise would be visible under the blister—iodine is frequently used for rheumatism—rheumatism does not show itself except in old and inveterate cases—there may be pains in all parts of the arm from rheumatism.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate that it could not be pro-duced by a blow from a cold instrument; I meant that if it was caused by an instrument it must have been burnt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LLOYD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective K</hi>). I searched the prisoner on 4th June when he was taken into custody in the factory—I found on him this bottle of odine; I asked him what it was for—he said it was what he bought at the octor's for dressing his arm—I said "From this doctor, William Fox?" read-ing the label—he then seemed confused, and said "I beg pardon, this is what the woman upstairs gave me; let me go and give it to her, it is no good now"—I said "No," putting it then into his pocket—I said "You will have to come to the station"—he was then conveyed to the station, and I there took it from his pocket again—I afterwards went to the factory and made a search and found some iron; I produce a portion of iron—it is the same substance as that which this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> is made of; it had been taken from the engine-room—I found it upstairs, behind a machine—the smiths had been there at work, and there were several pieces of iron lying about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at the police court—T heard a woman called who spoke as to this bottle of iodine—she was not sworn; she did not give evidence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-182" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WEIGAND</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Wilford and am employed at the factory in Copperfield Road—on Tuesday night, 1st June, I left the premises a little earlier than usual, before the other men; I did not lock up—I left 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the cash-box—next morning the money was gone—the cash-box was always kept in the safe, but that night it was left out—on the morning of 2nd June the prisoner came to his work in the ordinary way—between 10 and 12 o'clock he came to me and asked me for some money to go to the City—he was the engineer—we are paper manufacturers and general merchants—I said "I cannot give you any money; it is all gone"—he had been in the habit of coming to me for money, not for things for the factory, but for his private use—I had given him money before, I kept it in the cash-box—I saw him again between 3 and 4 o'clock—he had then come back from the City with some lead, and he said he had sprained his finger by carrying it; he did not say anything about his arm at that time—afterwards, towards the time he was going home, he said that he had rheumatism in his arm, and if it was not better in the morning he would not be able to come—he did not come to work next day; he did on the Friday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had not been with us so long as three or four months—I don't know where he came from—he did go to the City on this day to get some lead, which he brought back—he said on the Wednesday evening that he had a very dreadful rheumatism in his arm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had not complained before to me, or been away from</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. I was told that a cap had been found when I came on the morning of the 2nd, the foreman told me there had been a robbery and that a cap had been found—I don't think it was known to everybody about, I did not say anything to anybody, the policeman came and took it away—the prisoner wore a cap of that sort when he was taken into custody, he always wore a cheese-cutter cup; he was the only man on the premises that wore that sort of cap; I am sure of that—we had about six or seven men—there was no other man in the engine room, the prisoner was the engineer and worked the engine, he had no man under him, he did it all himself, he was in charge of the engine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-183" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SCHMIDT</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Ludwig Wilford. and live at 49, Copperfield Road—on the night of, 1st June I locked up the factory—the wicket door was safe—I don't know about the cash-book—after 2 o'clock in the morning I was aroused by the constable Clapp knocking at my door; his head was bleeding and all his face was blood—I went with him to the factory and made a search—I saw the wicket door and compared the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> with the marks; about two or three attempts had been made—I found two office doors broken also and the cash-box was turned up on the desk and was empty—I recollect the prisoner coming to work that morning, I opened the door 1 to him and said "Come in, I will show you something new, it was broken in last night here," and I showed him the two office doors—he was the first there—my boy was there—the prisoner said "I dreamt there was something wrong in the factory, I could not sleep after two o'clock"—the prisoner wore this sort of cap, a cheese-cutter; no other man wore one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw him come in' on the Tuesday morning—I opened the door for him and let him in; he had then got on a cheese-cutter cap; he also had a cheese-cutter cap that he worked in in the engine room; he had two caps, a better one that he kept at home and an old one that he kept in the engine room—I showed that to the policeman Clapp that morning, I don't know what became of it, after the prisoner was locked up it was gone, it was the same sort of cap as this with a cheese-cutter peak and a brass button at the side—I showed the prisoner the various places that had been broken open when he came in the morning—I showed them to the other men when they came—I also showed them the cap—I did not tell Clapp when I showed him the cap that all the men were at work but one, I did not say there was one man away; he asked me for the men on Thursday and he comes in and says "That is the man"—I had not before that told him that all the men were there, except one; I never told him that—before the prisoner made the observation about dreaming, he had seen that the office was broken open.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-184" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WILDEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I have examined the two caps pro
<lb/>duced and have measured them across and length ways with a string; out
<lb/>side they appear just the same size, but inside there is a difference of not quite half an inch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The following witnesses were called for like Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-185" type="given" value="CHRISTIANA"/>CHRISTIANA BAKES</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Nelson Street, City Road—I have lived with the prisoner as his wife for six years—all that time he has been a hard working, industrious man—I remember his being taken into custody on this charge on the Friday morning—on the Monday before that he was at work and came home that night at 8 o'clock—he and I slept in the same bed and</p>
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<p>two children—he went to bed between 9 and 10 that Monday night—he did not get up or go out at any time during the night; I am quite sure of that—six weeks before this occurred he had been complaining of rheumatics in the arm—I know Mrs. Stent—I saw the prisoner in possession of this bottle on the Wednesday night before he was taken when he came home, I used some of it on the muscle of his left arm on the Wednesday night, I put it on with my finger and rubbed it in, I had no brush to put it on with; he had been using it before this occurred, Mrs. Stent had given it to him—he complained to me on the Wednesday night of his arm being worse, he said he had had to fetch a piece of lead from Bishopsgate Church and he had got to Whitechapel Church before he could get any conveyance and that had caused a sprain or made his arm worse—there was a stain on his arm a fortnight before that where he first used the iodine down at the factory, it was a yellow mark—I used the iodine again on the Thursday morning and on Thursday night I gave him some horse oil to rub in; I don't know what was in it, but it caused the blisters—that was on the Thursday before the robbery; no, the Thursday after the robbery, the 3rd of June—I used the iodine first on Wednesday, the 2nd—I know that he had been using it some time before; I had not seen it, he used it at the factory; I had seen the mark on his arm, the yellow—he was in great pain on the Thursday, and it was then that the horse oil was used—I slept with him on the Monday night, I did not miss him from the bed at any time during the night; if he had got out of bed I certainly must have missed him—he slept at home on the Tuesday night, he went to bed between 9 and 10 o'clock and he never went out from the time he came home till he went to work on the Wednes
<lb/>day morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first time I actually saw the iodine used was on the Wednesday night after the robbery, I used it myself on his arm; he complained of very great pain; I only used it twice, once on the Wednes
<lb/>day night, and once on the Thursday morning—I used a good deal on the Wednesday night—I did not use it anywhere but on the arm—on the Thursday morning I used it again slightly, at the same place—he did not go to his work on the Thursday—on the Thursday night I put on the horse oil; it still pained him very much—I rubbed it in well, and wrapped it up in flannel; exactly in the same place, and nowhere else—I had not seen any stuff in his possession before the Wednesday night; but when he came here a fortnight before, his arm was coloured, and he said he had used some stuff at the factory—I went to bed between 11 and 12 o'clock on the Tues
<lb/>day night—I work in the same line as the prisoner, the card-board line; he is the engineer at the cardboard factory; I dont work there, I work in Thames Street, my hours are from 9 o'clock sometimes till 6 o'clock at night—I attend to my household duties, and the children—I go to bed very tired—the prisoner went to bed before me that night—he usually went to bed at the same time; he went to bed between 9 and 10 o'clock that night—I said before the Magistrate that I saw him get out of bed between 5 and 6 o'clock on the Wednesday morning, he was walking about the room because of his arm being so bad—I did not get any rest at all on account of his arm—he got out of bed between 5 and 6 o'clock to go to his work on the Wednesday—I had been asleep all night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was obliged to get up early to go to his work, he had about one hour and five minutes walk to get there, and he had to get there at 7 o'clock—if he had got out of bed in the night, dressed, and gone out,</p>
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<p>I must have heard him—our room is the upstairs back-room, we occupy the downstairs and the upstairs back—an old lady lives in the parlour, and the person in the first-floor, Mrs. Stonor, is here—the street door has a bolt and latch, I don't think it is locked any night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. On the Thursday night I rubbed the horse oil on the same place, where the iodine had previously been, and. when he called. Me in the morning his arm was nothing but blisters, it was like a burn, the oil rose such blisters the iodine did not cause any blistering, the oil took off all the marks of the iodine, you could not see any marks of the iodine any longer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-186" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA STENT</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 9, Braemar Street, Green Street, Bethnal Green—I work at the same place as the prisoner—I re member his being taken into custody—three weeks before that he com plained to me of rheumatism, and I gave him some iodine paint, that was the Tuesday fortnight before he was arrested—this is the bottle I gave him, Fox's—I have seen him use stuff from that bottle on his arm at the factory—I saw him use it on the day I gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only saw him use it on that day, that was in the engine-room—I do not work there, I work upstairs, but we have to pass that room very often—he brought it up to me, and showed me how it had stained his arm; it was on the muscle of his left arm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. He told me it had eased him, or he thought it did; that was on the same day I had given it to him—he did not tell me after wards what effect it had had, I did not see him much afterwards—I was there every day—the bottle was rather more than half-full when I gave it to him—I bought it at Fox's in Bethnal Green Road—I did not lodge at the same place as the prisoner, I only-knew him by working at the factory, and by working at Mr. Ancle's factory four years ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-187" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WAITE</persName> </hi>. I live at 33, Nelson Street, and am a black-coachman—I drive funeral carriages—I have known the prisoner about twelve months—I heard of his being taken into custody—he has complained to me of rheumatism, it was the last Sunday in May to the best of my recol
<lb/>lection, I met him in the Nelson public-house, and he said he had got the rheumatics very bad in his arm—I said, "Well, Tom, I am going to make up some oils, and I will give you some"—I was making my horse oils, and I gave him some on the Thursday evening—it was pretty strong oil, I could blister a horse with it in twenty minutes—he appeared to be in pain on the Sunday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I recommended the oil for the rheumatism, not as stuff that would make a blister, it won't blister a human being unless you drop it in flannel, but it will a horse; it takes about twenty minutes or half an hour to take the hair off a horse—I never tried it on a man's skin—I don't recollect the prisoner telling me on the Thursday that he supposed, in carrying some lead, he had ricked his arm—yes, I recollect he did say so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He told me he was using iodine, I think that was on the Sunday, but I won't be certain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-188" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER KIRWIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 52, Clarendon Street—I have been sixteen years in the employ of the London and North-Western Railway Company as a passenger guard—the prisoner is my brother—he has always borne the character of an honest, respectable, well-conducted man—there was never any charge or suspicion against him before this—he was in the employ of the London and North-Western twice; he was about six weeks</p>
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<p>at Euston Square before he went to Mr. Wilford's—the bottom of a boiler at Camden Town got burst, and he had to leave in consequence—there was no charge of dishonesty—he has been at sea—he has always conducted himself well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is not an engineer by trade, he is a self-taught engineer or handy man—he has been accustomed to attend to engines.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Three other—witnesseses deposed to the prisoner's good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>). I was in uniform on this morning, I had a great coat on and a helmet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">One of the Jury upon examining the caps produced stated that there was a difference of three sizes between them, and that both would not fit the same person. He went into the dock and tried both caps on the prisoner, and then stated that the cap found in the office was not large enough for him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Amphlett.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 14
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-197" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS BATTCOCK</persName> </hi>. I served my time with an auctioneer in the country and subsequently I was engaged in the office of Mr. Marsh, the auctioneer—in October last I was desirous of finding a business for myself and communicated with my solicitors, Messrs. Harper and Battcock, for that purpose—a few days before 20th October I received a communication from them and went to the defendant's premises 127, Edgware Road—I said my brother had told me that he was desirous of getting a partner and I had called upon him to learn a few particulars of the business—he entered into a general detail of what he had been doing for the last ten months—he said he had been carrying on business as a house and estate</p>
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<p>agent and house decorator and he had made about 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. during that'-time I understood him to say, and he then introduced this book (
<hi rend="italic">pro duced</hi>) and said all the entries of money was commission that he had made and which made up the 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which he had made during the year—he said where the entries were marked across that was the commission he had received—I did not examine the book carefully—I just went through it—the entries are crossed some with the word "Let" and some "Sold" and "Com" with the amounts—I did) not examine any of those entries in detail on that occasion—he told me that one of the reasons for taking a partner was that he had taken an hotel at Gravesend and he wanted to devote attention to that and wanted somebody to look after the business—I said I would see my brother about it and see him again—I saw my brother and went with him on 20th October—my brother was spokesman on that occasion—the book was again produced by the defendant—my brother took down on a piece of paper the amounts that were in the book as they were read out by the defendant—my brother was taking them from the book, and he said he would call them out—he said the entries were the commission that he had received—we then went away and I wrote this letter to him the same afternoon—I can't say whether this is the original or a copy; of course I took a copy of the letter that I wrote—I received this letter from Marshall in reply: "Dear Sir,—Your letter of yesterday's; date came duly to hand. In reply I beg to state that I accept your offer on the terms, but on condition that the same be completed forthwith. You; know my reason for making this condition, namely, that I want some one here as soon as possible. In going over my books you must please not forget that the twelvemonths is not up till the middle of December, and therefore the business is really more* than you think. With regard to references you don't state what you require to know, but as you have seen everything else I presume you refer to respectability, and therefore mention Mr. A. Brown, 88, Edgware Road, who has known me about fifteen years and also my landlord, but I could not see him to-day, and of course must ask before giving his name. There is nothing to prevent your preparing the necessary deeds, as you will find everything so straightforward that you cannot be otherwise than satisfied. I am faithfully yours, George Marshall." On receiving that letter I communicated with my solicitors and on 29th October I went to his office and gave him a cheque for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which has been paid—on 4th November we met at the solicitor's office and a deed of partnership was drawn up, which was signed and 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid by my solicitors on my behalf—I personally made inquiries from Mrs. Stoffell and Mr. Ward, there being those entries in the books—I also went to Mr. Hanscomb and Miss Grabham, Miss Skinner and Mrs. Davey—in consequence of the information I there gathered I communicated with my solicitors—I told them what had happened and left the matter since then entirely in their hands—I was induced to pay the 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of the commission that he said he had earned during the ten months; the profits he had made, but more especially the commission—I knew more about that than I did about house decorating, as I know nothing about that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrates "Believing the defendant's' representation that he had made at the rate of 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by the business in which I subsequently became a partner I parted with my money—that was the reason certainly—I attended on the second occasion with my brother who is a lawyer—we saw some other books besides the one'</p>
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<p>which has been produced—I saw some books with counterfoils—this is an ordinary auctioneer's book with cards to view; the names of the places and so forth would be on the counterfoils and tickets are torn out and given to the persons desiring to view—I kept a book like that myself during the two months I was there—I. saw this book at the time, some of it is in my writing—it is a full book of counterfoils of people who came to do business at the premises, to view houses wo had to let, and which were on the boobs—it is the custom with house agents and auctioneers for people who have businesses to let or sell, to place their business or premises on two or three auctioneer's books at the same time, so that the same things that were on our books may have been on two or three other house agents' books at the same time, and whoever lets first gets the commission—I have not had any notice to produce a document of arrangement entered into between me and the defendant, subsequently to my leaving the business—I don't know that, my attorney has—I don't know anything about it—I can't say that any agreement was entered into between us—I don't know anything about. it—I left it entirely in my solicitors' hands; they knew how to settle it better than I did—an arrangement was not made at my suggestion that the part
<lb/>nership was to be dissolved and a portion of the money paid to me—I never gave my solicitors any such instructions—I can't say what. was done about it—no arrangement was made that I know of—Mr. Marshall never attempted to remove the book, which he first showed me, from the office, during our partnership—he left it there for me to have free access to it, and to do what I liked with—I took the book away subsequently, when I. found out this—some actions were brought in the country in which. Mr. Marshall was the plaintiff—I did not refuse to return the book to carry on the suits—I had not got the book, my solicitors had it—I. took the book away under their instructions and gave it to them—when I went into partnership the defendant had a banking account at the City Bank—my solicitors had possession of the leases of the premises as well as the book—they were with the solicitors from the commencement of the partnership, and I suppose they never got out of their hands—they have got them now—I value the leases at very little—if properly let I should say they-are worth 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., not more, certainly—I have not taken any one's opinion as to their value, that is my own opinion—I gave the tickets to view to persons who applied for them and the premises were, all on our books to let—I can't say that there were fifty-eight furnished houses on the books to be let, when I left the business in February 15th, and I can't say that the com-mission if let would be 750
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; or that there were twenty-one properties for sale and the commission on them if all had been sold amounted to 2,670
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I can't say that they are in the book—I don't know how much they would make up altogether.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The houses and properties entered in the book for which I gave orders to view were not all in the book before 4th November—some of them were entered in the book before the partnership and some after—I can't tell you the number of properties that were put into my charge for letting from November to February; I could tell from the list—I should think about thirty or forty fresh properties came in during the time I was partner—in some cases they were brought to me, and in other cases we sought for them—I never let anything at all, and nothing resulted from the orders to view—I paid in 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the City Bank, and he paid in 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—one of the leases that I have spoken of is the lease of the offices—I paid</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it; I don't think they would let for any more—then there is the lease of next door, 129
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the rental of that is 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I think—it ought to let for 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in detachments, and we should have to pay property tax for that—I think the lease has six or ten years to run—as an auctioneer, I say that the total value of the leases in the hands of my solicitors is 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I should not have purchased the goodwill of this business for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if I had known what I know now with reference to the commissions in the. book. (
<hi rend="italic">The deed of partnership was partly read. It stated that the leases, were to be deposited, and the profits of the business should belong to (the partners in equal shares, and Marshall guaranteed that the share of Battcock should not be less than</hi> 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">during the first year.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-198" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BATTCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's brother, and a member of the firm of Harper, Broad & Battcock, solicitors, Rood Lane—my brother com
<lb/>municated with me for the purpose of taking a business, and I saw the defendant alone in Edgware Road before I went with my brother—we had a general discussion about his business, and he said he was making at the rate of 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year; he had made that within the previous ten months, and I said I would call on him again with my brother and we would go into the matter—on the 20th October I went there with my brother, and we had a general conversation to the same effect—I asked Mr. Marshall for his books, so that we might see what business he was doing—he produced this book, saying it was the only book he had showing the state of his business—I took the book—he said they were entries of houses in his hands for the purpose of being sold or let, and where the figures were written across, was the commission he had received for the sale or letting of-those houses—upon that, I took a piece of paper to take down the commissions to see what they amounted to—I took down the. first two or three amounts myself, and then the defendant said it would save time if he called them out to me as he knew the book better—he called out the amounts, and I took them down, they amounted to 539
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. that' is the commission—he also gave me a list of other sums earned, with reference to valuations, but I did not attach much importance to those—we said we would consider the matter, and make him an offer—we then left, and a letter was written by my brother on the 20th, and the answer was received on the 29th, which has been read—on 4th November 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid at my office, and the leases were deposited with me—I prepared the partnership deeds, and they were left with me as solicitor for the parties at that time—I have them still—this book was brought to me shortly before 12th February, and this letter was written by my firm on the 12th. (
<hi rend="italic">Head</hi>: "Having been consulted by your partner, Mr. H. T. Battcock, with reference to having secretly drawn cheques in the name of the firm, we, in consequence of being informed that hardly any business has been done since the commencement of the partnership, advised inquiries to be made as to the commission which you stated you had received in the ten months preceding the partnership and on the faith of which Mr. Batt-cock paid you a premium of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. The result of those inquiries has been that in almost every case gone into it appears no commission was received by you at all. It thus seems to us that the premium of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was obtained by you under false pretences. But before finally arriving at that conclusion we desire to give you an opportunity for any explanation you may think proper, and we request that you will do this at once, otherwise we shall conclude that you have none to offer.") We have not received any esplan
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<p>and subsequently we took criminal proceedings, and we have con-ducted the matter on behalf of my brother—he has acted under the advice of my firm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> An agreement was drawn up between the parties by my firm subsequently to 12th February; I believe it is in Court—I did not see Mr. Butcher, the defendant's then solicitor, with regard to that deed—I did not attend to it personally, it was done in my office, but I did not see Mr. Butcher at all; I have no doubt it was submitted to him, that would be the ordinary course—I can't say without seeing the draft whether it was altered by him—I can't say exactly when it was prepared; it was after 12th February—if the agreement had been carried out there would have been no prosecution.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-199" type="given" value="ELIZA FRANCES"/>ELIZA FRANCES STOFFELL</persName> </hi>. I am a widow and live at 42, Upper George street, Portman Square—I gave the particulars of my property to the defendant to let the house—I went to him as I wanted to let my house—I asked him if he could let it and he said he could let it in a month, and I gave him the full particulars—the price was to be 3502. for the lease—he never let the house or sold the lease for me—he never applied to me, nor did I ever pay him 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. as his commission.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No one came from Mr. Marshall to look at the house; I have had people there, but not from him, from other people—I was mos'ly at home, but sometimes out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-200" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a professor of music, and live now at the Retreat, Haverstock Hill—I had a house at 49, Oxford Terrace and I put it into the defendant's hands to let furnished—it was a sixteen roomed house, the rent was 125
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and he was to sell the lease if he could—he never let the house or sold the lease—people came with his orders to view—he never applied to me for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I did not pay him that or any other sum.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The particulars in his book are quite correct—people came to view the house—I afterwards sold it through somebody else, I put it in the hands of other agents.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-201" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES HANSCOMB</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler—I did live at 80, Ashburnham Grove, Greenwich, when I was out of business—I had au interest in the St. Luke's Head public-house, King Street, Grosvenor Square—I put it-into the defendant's hands to sell the goodwill and let it—he did not sell it for me—he never claimed 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from me for selling it, and I never paid him that sum—I paid him from half a guinea to a guinea for ad
<lb/>vertising—it has been sold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I subsequently let the house through Mr. Dean and paid him the commission—if I had let it through the prisoner I should have paid him the commission—I believe two orders were given by him to view my premises.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-202" type="given" value="ANN HALL"/>ANN HALL GRABHAM</persName> </hi>. I live at 72, Porchester Terrace—in June or July last year I desired to dispose of my house—it was to be. disposed of as a boarding-house—I gave him particulars—he did not sell the house for me and I did not pay him 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for doing so—I paid him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for an advertise
<lb/>ment—the house has not been sold or let.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The price was to be 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the commission would come to about 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I should have paid him that if it had been let.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-203" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE SKINNER</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at York House, Paddington—I did live at 43, Cambridge Terrace, Edgware Road—I never saw the pri
<lb/>soner till I was at the Mansion House—particulars of my house were</p>
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<p>given at his office to some one else—he never let the house for me—he did not claim nor did I pay him 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave particulars and if he had let it I should have paid him the ordinary commission.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-204" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Cambridge Crescent, and have a boarding-house there—I went to the prisoner's office to give him particulars with reference to letting my house, but I could not find anyone there—my husband after-wards put it on his books, I believe—the house was sold, but it was not car-ried out—I can't say whether it was sold by Mr. Marshall; it was sold at the time it was on his books, but it was not carried out—I think there were some orders to view from the prisoner—I have not paid him 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or any money—my husband is here and he will tell you whether he claimed it or not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18750712-name-205" type="given" value="WILLIAM ADAMS"/>WILLIAM ADAMS DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I recollect going to the defendant's place and giving him-particulars of the house—he did not let it, I think—it was let, but not by him, so he did not
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> the commission.</p>
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