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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>STONE, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, October 25th, 1875, and following days,</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-12" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Knt., and
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-13" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-14" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for he said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STONE, MAYOR. TWELFTH 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 thy 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, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-20" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SWIRE</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist of 131, Brick Lane, Bethnal Green—I have known the prisoner for about eight years—I employed him as a stockbroker to buy and sell stock for me from time to time—I changed my investments as the market changed—I did not consult him about it, I only gave him orders—early in June, 1870 I had some Egyptian stock which I desired to change for Peruvian stock; he was to buy 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Peruvian stock for me—I saw him personally for that purpose—I desired him to sell some stock, after the lapse of time, I could not say exactly what, and buy me Perus in their place—he was to pay for them out of the proceeds of the other stock—I afterwards received from him by post, this contract note—I know the prisoner's handwriting; this is signed by him. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated June</hi> 6, 1870,
<hi rend="italic">and stated that</hi> 1,810
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">worth of Peruvian stock, less commission, was bought by the prisoner for the witness, of Messrs. Baker & Sturdy</hi>). He had previously bought for mo some Turkish Stock—this is the contract note for it signed by him, it is for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated May 13, 1870; he had also purchased for me 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Peruvian stock—I ordered him personally to buy it—I always did my business personally with him—I have not got the contract note for that, I don't know what has become of it, I have looked for it and cannot find it—it was signed by the prisoner—a few days after the purchase of the last 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I went to his office; I did not see him, I never saw him after,—I saw his brother Harry—I called there repeatedly, and insisted on having the stock, and his brother gave me the numbers instead—the office was open when I first called—on 6th July I called and saw his brother, and directed him to sell all my stock because I thought that war would break out and prices go down—he went to a box and made some statement; it was something very unsatisfactory—I was never able to get ray stock—on 15th July 1 went again to the</p>
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<p>office and found if, locked, I was not able to find the prisoner; I did not know what had become of him, I had had no notice from him; it was a blow to me that day; when I went to the office I thought I was worth that amount of money, and I came out penniless—on 20th July I obtained a warrant, and issued bills to endeavour to stop the sale of the Peruvians—I got a list of my bonds from Henry Bland—I gave it to the printer to print the bills from, and he has failed and gone away; I was unable to get the original list; I got the bills and had them stuck up in the Stock Exchange, and about town—in April, 1873, I received this letter from the prisoner; I have not got the envelope. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter was without date or address, it contained expressions of regret for the wrong he had done, the prosecutor, and expressed a hope that he might be allowed to return to London, when he would take measures to pay back the money by cash and bit s, and asked the prosecutor to insert an advertisement in the</hi> Times
<hi rend="italic">in reply</hi>). In consequence of receiving that letter I, by my solicitors advice, put this advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, on 8th April, "To E. B.—State more fully what you propose to do as to cash"—several weeks after that I received this letter, not through the post, it was brought by some one to my office. (
<hi rend="italic">This was also without address or date, it expressed regret that he was unable at present to make any cash payment, but if allowed to return he would do his utmost to make a settle
<lb/>ment</hi>). I declined his overtures altogether—I heard nothing more of him until early in August in the present year, when I arrested him myself—the actual value of the bonds was about 2,300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he was in the habit of keeping my bonds at his office—part of the money belonged to my sister and sister-in-law.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-21" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent—I was formerly clerk to the defendant, who is my brother—I knew Mr. Swire, and knew that he had business transactions with my brother—I knew that he purchased bonds for him, I can't remember what they were—my brother had them in the office—they were sold on 30th June to settle the account—I said to him at the time "These are Mr. Swire's bonds," he said "Oh, it is all right, whatever I do I must not break faith with Mr. Swire," they are entered in this book on the 6th, but they were actually sold on 30th June; I can't re
<lb/>member exactly what bonds they were, they are entered here as 2,300 Perus, and 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Turks, sold to Dale & Stevenson—they were delivered and paid for on the 30th—I remember Mr. Swire afterwards coming to the office, and giving me instructions to sell the bonds, that was about 6th July—I did not go to any box, I never had the key—I knew at that time that they were already sold—I did not tell Mr. Swire so, I did not say anything at all about it, I simply said my brother was not there—I can't recollect when my brother was last at the office, I think it was about a day before the last making up day of the July account, which was on the 13th—he then went away as a defaulter—I knew nothing at all about his going away, I was totally ignorant of it; he did not tell me that he was going, and I had no idea of it—when I found he did not return the office was shut up, and the books were handed over to the assignee of the Stock Exchange—I gave Mr. Swire the numbers of his bonds, and all I had in my power.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The material was ready to my hand to give him all the information he wanted—my brother brought me the bonds on the account day, and said "Deliver these"—the next account day would be on the 15th or 16th July—on 30th June he was expecting money from clients, other
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<p>he would not have parted with the bonds—he had on that day given cheques to various persons to a considerable amount—I know that he expected a large sum to be paid into his account on the 30th—of course I was totally ignorant of what; I was only his clerk—war had not then been declared between France and Germany; it was declared before the next account day—I believe there were about seventy failures on the Stock Exchange in consequence—amongst them were Shaw, who owed my brother 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; Partridge, who owed him 1,700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; Newton, 2,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; Pacherie, 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and Quick, 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he had reason to expect quite 7,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—after the settlement of 30th June he was married, and went to Calais to spend the honeymoon—on his way back he learnt that war had broken out—since then he has been away from this country until his apprehension—he bad been about twelve years on the Stock Exchange; he bore a wonderful cha
<lb/>racter—there are some gentlemen here to" speak to his character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had been speculating the last two or three accounts—on 30th June he was expecting money, and did not get it—he sold these bonds to tide over his difficulties—before the next account, war having broken out, matters became worse—before the 30th there were only rumours of war.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 4th August last I went to Croydon and found the prisoner there—I told him I was a detective officer, and had a warrant for his apprehension for stealing these bonds—I read the amounts to him—I told him there was the Peruvian Stock, and the Turks of 1869 and 1865—Mr. Swire was with me—the prisoner said it was quite right; he was a penniless man; had he been allowed to come over to this country he had money owing to him that would have satisfied Mr. Swire—I brought him to Bow Lane station," where he was charged, and he made the same statement there—I found on him a bill of exchange for 100
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the "entrusting" contemplated by the</hi> 75
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 76
<hi rend="italic">th sec. of</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">Vic. c.</hi> 96,
<hi rend="italic">upon which this indictment was framed, was a manual and personal entrusting from the hand of the person entrusting, and, there being no such proof here, the case failed. (See</hi> "Reg.
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Cooper," 2 Crown Cases Reserved, and 43 Law Journal).
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that if such a doctrine were to prevail the sections in question would cease to apply to almost all the cases which they were intended to meet. The question had been decided in</hi> "Phillips
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Hood," 6 Meeson and Welsby,
<hi rend="italic">which was a case precisely similar to this.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>: "
<hi rend="italic">I cannot see any ground for limiting the general words in the latter part of sec.</hi> 75.
<hi rend="italic">There is no question whatever that a person who is authorised to buy stock, and who receives bonds under that authority, is entrusted with those bonds by the person to whom they belong. I can quite understand that a distinction could be drawn with reference to money, and it is to that the case cited applies. This case does not require an authority in writing, therefore it seems distinctly within the sections</hi> 75
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 76.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>minster—on 11th October, between 5 and 6 o'clock, the prisoners came in, and one of them asked for some gin and cloves, and paid for it with a shilling, which I put in the till, where there were only a few sixpences—I gave him change—the other prisoner then asked me for half a quartern of gin and cloves, and tendered a shilling, which I found to be bad, and bent with my teeth—I returned it to him and said "This won't do"—he made do remark, but gave me a good one immediately—I went to the till and looked at the other shilling, it was bad, and in the meantime they went away—I spoke to a friend in the bar, and went after the prisoners and gave them in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant B</hi>). About 5.45 on 11th October I received the prisoners in charge from Mr. Mead—I searched Willing and found on him a half-crown, two sixpences and 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money—I saw Collins searched, and on him was found a half-crown, three sixpences, and 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I received this bad shilling from Mead.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-35" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Bull's Head, Lever Street—on 9th September Collins came in with another man and called for half a pint of porter, and gave me a penny—another man came in, and Collins went up to him, and subsequently he asked me for a half quartern of gin—he gave come a shilling, which I put in a small bowl with two other shillings—Williams afterwards spoke to me, and I went and looked into the bowl and bund the shilling on the top was bad—I gave it to Detective Tanzey.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 9th September I saw Collins in Milk Street—Williams was with me—I saw Collins and another man go into a number of public-houses—they afterwards went into the Bull's Head, and I followed them—I saw something pass between them, and when I took hem the other man put something into his mouth and swallowed it, and aid "I have done you"—I searched Collins and found six sixpences, and two shillings, and some coppers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-37" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I was with the last witness on 9th September—I have heard his evidence, and it is correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED-FAYER</hi>. I keep the Blue Posts, Bennett Street, St. James's—bout 11.30, on 28th July, Collins came in and asked my wife while I was standing by for some ale—he tendered a florin, which my wife showed me;</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 63). About 11.30, on 28th July, Fayer called me to the Blue Posts, and gave me this florin (
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Willing, in his. statement before the Magistrate, and also in his defence, dated that he met Collins and went to have something to drink with him, for which he paid with a shilling, but he was not aware that it was bad.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against Willing for felony, alleging a previous conviction, but the facts being the same, no evidence was offered.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Ford; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Zee.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>way station Ford was on the platform at the top of the stairs, and Lee was standing partly up the staircase by the window; his hand was on or very near the window sill—seeing us coming up the stairs he went up farther, and said to Ford "Come on, this is our train"—a train was coming into the station at that time—I gave them in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>. I knew Ford by name and sight; he is well known in Kingston—my house is in Hackney Wick, on the other side of the water—it is about 100 yards from the railway station—I was going to the station when I met the two men going into my house—I was waiting at the station, and my wife sent for me to come back at once—I was away from my house between five and ten minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of gin, for which he tendered a florin—I gave him the change—a man came at the time, and had a pint of beer and gave me a half-crown—I put the florin I had received from Ford, on the counter; I took it up at once and saw it was bad—I put it back in the bar separate from other money—Lee went out followed by Ford; they were gone a few minutes; Lee came in again, in about three minutes followed by Ford, and called for half a quartern of gin—he tendered a florin—I told him it was bad, and he said twice "Don't deface it"—when I was examining it under the gas he took it out of my hand—I sent for my husband and gave him the first florin which I bad received from Ford—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>. My husband marked the florin; not directly be received it—it went into the till—I had cleared it, not five minutes before—there is a great deal of custom at our house; but we were very slack at that time, and they were the only
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<p>it was bad at the time I received it, I put it in the till—it was about three minutes after the man came in and gave me the half-crown, and it was not until I put the florin on the counter that I found it was bad—I had seen Ford in my house, three or four times before, but I knew nothing of him—it was about three minutes after they went out that they came in again, and Lee gave me the second coin—Ford was close by him at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>. It was nearly ten minutes, between the first coin being given and second—Lee asked to be served the second time—I served them without speaking of the first coin, and I did not send for my husband until the second florin had be given, because I wished to be positive as I was alone—I had taken the first florin out of the till and had placed it separate from the other money—we only have one till, but there was no silver taken except the half-crown which I was going to give change for with the florin—I saw it was bad when I put it down, and I put it on one side and gave him another which I took from the back of the bar where we keep change for half-sovereigns and sovereigns—I said to Lee "Are you going to pay for it with, anything else?"—he said "No," and they went out of the house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 269). On the evening, 11th September, about 7 o'clock, I went with Mr. Clark to his house, and Mr. Clark showed me this florin—I then went with Mr. Clark to the railway-station—Ford was 'standing on the top of the steps on the platform, and Lee on the steps near the window—when they saw us Lee walked up to Ford, and said "Come on," as there was a train coming into the station at the time—there were several passengers on the platform—Mr. Clark 'said "Those are the two men"—I ran up the steps and told them they must go back with me to the Rose and Crown—Mr. Clark pointed to Ford and said "That is the man that passed the florin," and she pointed to Lee and said "That is the man who tendered a florin for a quartern of gin"—I took the prisoners to the station at Kingston, and on the road under a lamp Inspector Stead and myself searched them and found on Lee 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and bronze, and a ticket from Hackney Wick to Twickenham, dated 11th September, and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Ford—I afterwards received ten counterfeit florins from Davis—I released Lee, but afterwards apprehended him again.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>. I did not find any ticket on Ford, and only one on Lee.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>. I have known Lee for three years—I have heard nothing against his character in any way—the prisoners had both been drinking, but they walked all right, but the last time I took Lee in custody he was quite drunk—I found him about three hours afterwards, at the foot of Kingston Bridge, about a quarter of a mile from the place—I did not find any bad money on him when I first took him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change—I afterwards examined the till and found I had a bad florin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have two compartments—I count the money at 12.30, and on Sundays at 12 o'clock—I cannot say which of you gave me money on Sunday—you also gave me a florin on the Saturday night;. I do not know whether that was good, because I gave change for a sovereign afterwards, and may have paid it away, but I am positive about Monday night, when I bent it in the waiter's presence; I charged you with it, and you said that you would give me a half-crown for it, but I would not take it because you had been in twice before—the stout was not paid for; you were given in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze; he refused his name and address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should say that you were sober—the 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was in your trousers pocket, and the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in your coat pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARIA DAVIES</hi> (42)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) under his arm, which contain a tablecover, value 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I stopped him—he gave mo the parcel and asked me to let him go—I sent for a constable and gave him in charge—I had seen the parcel almost immediately before close against the door-step—I had just turned round in the van packing some goods away when the gentleman spoke to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you pick the parcel up; you were with another man; but when I caught hold of you, you had the parcel under your arm.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-70" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAMPTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 118). The prisoner was given into my custody by the last witness, and charged with stealing this parcel—he said "Another chap picked it up and gave it to me"—no one was with him at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence stated that he had just left his father's house and was on his way to the Charing Cross Hospital, to have his arm dressed, which had been amputated there sometime before, that he met a man whom he knew, and as they passed by Little Moorfields, this parcel was on the pavement, and the other man picked it up, that he was in the act of opening the parcel to see what it contained when the constable took him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted in January</hi>, 1874,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of William Gray</hi>*—
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<hi rend="italic">Starchey</hi>, how could you do a thing like that?"—he said "I will kill you, you b----"—I felt very faint—I was taken home in a cart and put to bed, and was attended by Dr. Dove—I was in bed altogether about three weeks—I am not very well yet—it could not have been the handle of the fork that struck me; the handle could not have struck the ground first, and then turned over and struck me—I was just the length of the fork from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He was two lengths of the fork off when I pitched it, and it struck the ground turned over.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, I would have to be three lengths off to no that; it could not have been done in that way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-74" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BACKLEY</persName> </hi>. I was with the prisoner and prosecutor at Pinner on the 3rd—I saw the prisoner with two forks on his shoulder—Woodman came up behind him and drew one away from him, and the prisoner turned round and deliberately threw it over at him, and said "Take that, you b----"—it caught him in the side and back; he fell on the stubble of hay and said something, I could not make out what—I am sure he threw the points towards him; he was very nearly close to him—the fork was very long; he must have been a little more than the length of the fork from him—the handle never touched the ground or turned over—I should not think it was an accident.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-75" type="given" value="BATHURST"/>BATHURST DOVE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon at Pinner—on the night of 4th August I saw the prosecutor at his house; he was suffering from two wounds in the side and back—they were small wounds; they might have been done by a pitchfork—the wounds were near enough to each other to have been caused by the same fork if thrown with violence—at first I apprehended serious consequences, because it was a dangerous vicinity—I believe he had been in ill-health previously.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-76" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BARNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 120). I took the prisoner into custody—he came to me and gave himself up—he said "I understand you want me?"—I said "Yes, Dell, I have been looking after you for stabbing Woodman in the back with a hay fork"—he said it was an accident; he could not help it, but he done it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LANGTHORNE</persName> </hi>. I am ten years old—I was working in this field with the others—Dell had two forks on his back; Woodman came and took one of them—Dell turned round and pitched one at him, handle first—the handle hit against the ground, turned over, and both points hit Woodman in the back—the handle did not strike him—he was about 3 yards off when he threw it; I was 5 yards off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the whole of it—I heard Dell call out "Take that you b----"—I did not hear Woodman say "
<hi rend="italic">Starchey</hi>, how could you do it?" or hear Dell say "I would kill you you b----"</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi> 10). About 5.45 on this morning I was at the window of the Leman Street station and saw the prisoner getting over a wall 14 feet high, a party wall between No. 9, St. Mark Street from the Vicarage—No. 9 is two doors from the Scar
<lb/>borough Arms—I have known the prisoner for the last five years.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman II</hi> 40). On 23rd September, at 1.30 in "the morning, I was in St. Mark Street at the corner of the Scarborough Arms public-house—I saw the prisoner, he asked me to come round to his old people's house and knock at the door and ask them to allow him to come in and I declined doing so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). From certain instructions I went to the Scarborough Arms—I saw marks on the wall leading to the back yard about 10 feet high, apparently somebody had been clambering up—I went inside and saw the padlock of the bar parlour door broken, two cupboards in the bar parlour were forced open, the place was in great con
<lb/>fusion, all the drawers were open and everything turned over.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I apprehended the prisoner—I told him I should take him custody for two burglaries, one at the Scar
<lb/>borough Arms—he said "I am entirely innocent, but I suppose you will make it hot for me this time"—I found nothing on him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18751025-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18751025-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of halfpence taken—I had seen it safe at 9.30 the previous evening—a pane of glass which had been recently put in was taken clean out of the frame.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-88" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SKINNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 13). By direction of Mr. Moorhouse I gave chase to the prisoner—I saw him drop over the wall of the parsonage into Tenter Street East—I lost him, a boy gave me some information—the wall he came over parts Mr. Thorpe's place from the parsonage.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi> 10). At 6.30 on the morning of 23rd I saw the prisoner getting over the party wall between No. 9 and the vicarage—there were two boards placed against the vicarage side of the vicarage wall and the prisoner was sliding down those—I saw him cross the garden and I directed Skinner to follow him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-90" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PIPER</persName> </hi>. I am a paper boy, and live at 43, Leman Street—a little after 6 o'clock on the morning of 23rd September, as I was going to work, I saw the prisoner in Tenter Street East, walking rather sharp—I saw Skinner and told him something.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEVENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer II</hi>). I examined the wall leading into Tenter Street, and saw marks as of a person climbing over—in the parsonage</p>
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<p>garden I saw two planks laid against the wall, and dirty footmarks going up the plank; also on the wall and on a dustbin there were marks of a person getting down—I examined the prosecutors house and found a padlock forced from the door, and a square of glass taken out of the window, and laid on one side; the top sash was pulled down—there were footmarks on the counter quite damp—a piece was cut out at the side of the till large enough for a hand to go in and take the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GIRLING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner about 12 o'clock, he said "You have not got me for nothing, I suppose you will make it hot for me this time."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "On Wednesday night I went to the play and came home late and knocked, father would not let me in. I went to Katharine Wharf, there was no work, and I went to Joyce's barge in the morning at 5.30, and started to begin work at fruit carrying, and at 12 o'clock I came home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-580-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HORMSLEY</hi> (19)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-94" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Shades, Villiers Street, Strand—on 7th October I served the prisoner with 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin, he gave me a florin—I gave him the change and bent it, and took it to the manageress who told him it was bad—he then paid me for the gin—he was given in charge—I had seen him once before and recognised him as having been there on the previous Thursday or Friday—I knew his voice—he gave me a bad half-crown on that occasion, and immediately after he had gone, the manageress found it in the till where I had put it—this is the florin—I identify it because I bent it—it was given to Robinson the detec
<lb/>tive—this is the half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was about a minute looking for the manageress—I shut the till when I put the florin in, but I opened it again immediately—there was no other silver there but shillings, I am positive of that—I am sure it was on the previous Thursday or Friday, 30th September or 1st October, that the prisoner was there before, and it was 5 o'clock or 5.30—I put the half-crown in the till and the manageress took it out about a quarter of an hour afterwards—I examined the till on that occasion, and it was the only half-crown there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-95" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE TAPPER</persName> </hi>. I manage the Shades, Villiers Street—on 7th October about 10 p.m., the last witness asked me to look at a florin, I did so, and went to the prisoner and said "This is a bad two shilling piece, you must give me the change back again," and he did so, and paid me with a three penny piece, which was not part of the change which I had given him—Miss Holloway then said "This is the man who gave me the half-crown last Thursday or Friday"—I then gave him in charge—I found this bad half crown when I cleared the till the week before—there were only smaller coins there—I put it on the shelf and afterwards gave it to Robinson.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a private detective, and live at Charing Cross Hotel—on 7th October I was sent for to the Shades, and found the prisoner there—I took this florin from his hand and gave it the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-97" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 394). The prisoner was given into my</p>
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<p>charge—I found on him a good shilling and 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Robinson gave me this florin and half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-98" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY MOSELEY</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid to Mr. Kennett, of the George and Dragon, Greek Street, Soho—on Sunday, 18th August, the prisoner gave me a bad florin for a 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. cigar—Mr. Kennett took it out of my hand in his presence, bit it, and passed it to Mr. Kennett, who bit a piece out of it and gave it back to her—she passed it to a man over the bar to look at it, and he threw it an the floor and put his foot on it, (he had not come in with the prisoner)—Mr. Kennett took it up and it was given to the police—this is it—the prisoner was given in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-99" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER KENNETT</persName> </hi>. My wife is ill and is not here—I was in the bar on 18th August, and she gave me a bad florin in the prisoner's presence, saying that he had passed it, and that she believed he had passed the other one" (we had taken during the day)—I bit a piece out of it, and gave it back to her—some one on the other side of the bar said "Let me look at it, Mr. Kennett," and when I asked for it back again they hummed and ahed about it—I said "This is not business"—I went round to the front of the bar and heard it drop, and found a man with his foot on it—the prisoner was taken to Marlborough Street and discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Just before the prisoner tendered the florin I had served him with beer and he paid me with a penny.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-100" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HAROLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 207). The prisoner was given into my cus
<lb/>tody—I found four good shillings on him—I marked the florin with a knife and gave it to the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was present at Marlborough Street when the prisoner was discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-102" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HORMSRY</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my son, and is in my service—I am a builder, of 7, Grafton Street,-Soho—on Thursday, 30th September, he was cleaning a cellar out till 7 o'clock and then he went out—on the Friday he was at home from 3 till 8 o'clock doing something in the shop—he did not go out, I would not let him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOK</hi>. He was always at home at work till 7 or 8 o'clock in the evening—I know that he was at home on these two parti
<lb/>cular days because J had my attention called to it—he was about the place at work on Wednesday, the 29th, and also on the Tuesday—he was always at work—the 29th was called to my attention because my son and daughter said that it could not have been him, and we tried to recollect where he was and remembered that he had cleaned the cellar out—I live 200 or 300 yards from the George and Dragon and about a mile from the Shades in Villiers Street—I do not know where my son was at the end of June, 1874; I do not remember the dates—I know he was away some time; he has been to sea—I don't know whether he was at sea then or where he was—I do know where he was, but I would rather not tell.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-105" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES STEPHENS</persName> </hi>. I am in the missing letter department of the General Post Office—the prisoner was employed in Mr. Angle's shop in</p>
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<p>Bishop's Road which is a receiving office—in consequence of some complaints to me I made up a test letter on 5th October; I enclosed 180 penny postage stamps in a blue envelope which I securely fastened and sealed and addressed it to Miss A. Walwyn, 3, Wood's Cottages, Buckland Road, Dover—I had marked each stamp with invisible ink—I posted the letter at Bishop's Róad office at about 5.15—the box closes at 5.30 and the prisoner would then make up the collection' for the letter-carrier, who would take it to the Spring Street office, reaching there shortly before 6 o'clock—a communication was made to me and I went to the Bishop's Road office again shortly after 6 o'clock—I saw Mr. Hutchins outside—I did not go in then, but I went past the office several times between then and 7.50—I also sent several persons into the office to purchase stamps and I went in myself, but the prisoner did not know what I went in for—Miss Crossley was there and the prisoner—Miss Crossley left at 7.50, leaving the prisoner in charge—the box closed again at 8 o'clock, and the carrier called for the letters at 8.15—it was the prisoner's duty and no one else's to take out the 8 o'clock collection—I went to and fro several times, I intended going in at 8.10, but saw the prisoner engaged very busily at the post-office counter—I went on and returned again and about five minutes afterwards I went into the office with a policeman—the prisoner was then at the extreme end of the batter's counter putting on his hat and coat to go home—I said "I belong to the Post Office, where is the 8 o'clock collection?"—he said "There it is"—I went inside; the bag was tied and sealed, I cut it open and found that the letter was not there—I tied it up again and said "Did you make up the 5.30 collections"—he said "Yes"—I said "I posted a letter here by that collection addressed to Miss A. Walwyn, search has been made for it and it was not there, do you know anything about it?"—he said "No"—I said "Did you make up the 8 o'clock collection?"—he said "Yes"—I said "Did you" dispatch the whole of the letters to Spring Street office?"—he said "Yes"—I stooped down and pulled out the drawers of the box—which the letters fall into, one under the other, so that there is no possibility of their going on to the floor; I looked down and saw an unobliterated postage stamp which had been torn from an envelope; I looked at it and found that it was the marked stamp which I had put on the envelope addressed to Miss Walwyn—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw these pieces of paper on the floor, the half-sheet had been torn into sixty two pieces—I said "Why, here is the stamp and a portion of the enve
<lb/>lope I have been speaking to you about"—he said "I know nothing about them"—I said "Where are the keys of the till?"—he said "There they are"—I said "No"—he said "They were there before you opened the bag"—I said "I am certain they were not"—Miss Crossley then came in and said that she had left them on the counter—the constable spoke to him and they walked to the other end of the shop, and Butler returned with the keys with which I opened the post-office till and found there one piece of twenty-four penny stamps, ten pieces of twelve, ten of nine, and others, amounting altogether to 241 stamps, 108 of which I identified by my test as coming out of Miss Walwyn's letter—I told the prisoner that and he said "I know nothing about them"—I gave him in custody—next day at Bow Street Mr. Angle handed me these seventy-four stamps—I have applied my test to them and seventy-one of them came out of Miss Wahwyn's letter—only one is missing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You are under the authority of the General Post Office; you are a servant of the post-office, and are respon
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<p>—you have been sworn before a Magistrate, and have signed a declara
<lb/>tion—you were paid by Mr. Angle, and not by the post-office authorities—I came into the office about 7.30, and spoke to you, but you did not know me—Mr. Sidney Angle also spoke to me, and I walked out with him—I afterwards stood in front of the window; I could see over the letter-box—there is a small opening, and I could see your face as plainly as I can now but I could not see your hands.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-106" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ANGLE</persName> </hi>. I am a post-office letter receiver, of Bishop's Road, Paddington—the prisoner came into my employment about a year and a half ago—he was to attend to the hat customers and to assist in the post-office generally—it was his duty to clear the boxes and hand the letters to the letter carrier who called for the collection, and he always did it—Miss Crossley is my clerk—she has nothing to do with collecting letters from the letter-box; her duty was confined to selling stamps, attending to the telegraph business, and money orders, the savings bank, and the general business of the post-office—she had the keys of two drawers in the post-office counter—there was also a drawer which was allotted to the prisoner for keeping stamps in, which he could sell before Miss Crossley arrived in the morning—no other persons were employed in the shop—the prisoner was paid by wages, and I took into account the duties he discharged in the. post-office; it was understood that he was to do all he could to assist in the post-office business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was part of your agreement when you first came to look after the post-office—I should not have employed you unless you had agreed to serve in the post-office—my son, Frederick Thomas, was in charge of the post-office when you came—I do not remember what he was indebted to the post-office then; I had to pay some money which was lost during the time he was there—I do not know that he borrowed money out of the post-office—I do not remember saying to him "If you want money borrow t of me, and don't take it out of the post-office drawer"—after he left a lady had charge of the post-office, before Miss Crossley came—I told you that Mr. smith told me to be very careful of that lady, as she was wrong in her accounts—I do not remember that after she had been there ten or twelve lays she was 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. short—Frederick Angle did not go upstairs and find the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and say that it had just dropped out of the box; it was not in his bed-room, it was in my desk—your private drawer had no lock or key; anybody could go to it—the drawer where the stamps are kept has, I believe, been opened without a key by a good deal of wriggling, which I found out after
<lb/>wards—the letter-boxes are difficult to draw out, but they are perfectly new; no one could get them out without being heard—they are not locked; anybody in the post-office could take a letter out, and anybody could have made the collection at 5 o'clock instead of 5.30—I never saw letters all found the box—I do not know that we have found letters there days after wards—on one occasion my son Sidney paid money out of the till after you had gone of a night, and I told him never to do it again—you told me of it the same day, and I gave you the half-crown out of my pocket—I do not know that you complained to me of his abusing and threatening you for telling me; he is here—you were generally given the post-office keys of a morning before Miss Crossley came—you had the private drawer to keep a pound's worth of stamps in—when you closed the shop you sometimes gave the key to me and sometimes to my son.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no charge of dishonesty to make against my son</p>
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<p>Frederick—my son Sidney is not a thief—I have no reason to suspect my sons in reference to any of these transactions—the post-office is shut away by doors, which are bolted inside, from the rest of the shop—no one had access to it except the prisoner and Miss Crossley—when there is no one inside anybody can get in, but persons inside can keep anybody out if they choose—I believe the half-crown which Sidney had was to purchase some
<lb/>thing connected with the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-107" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA CROSSLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Bishops Road receiving office and have been employed in the post-office seven months—the prisoner assisted me, he was in the habit of collecting the letters out of the box and making them up, and they were handed over to the carrier—a communication was made to me a fortnight previously, that a test was going to be applied to the office, and on 5th October, I was there at 5 o'clock, and I remember the prisoner making the collection at 5.30—no one but he and I were engaged in the post-office—when he had collected the letters out of the box they were given to the collector—they are not sealed at that hour, only at 8 o'clock—I left at 5.50, but was not away more than five minutes, when I returned and remained, till 7.50, and left about 140 penny' stamps in the till—I locked the till and left the prisoner in the office when I went away—I put the keys on the post-office counter, that was the practice—I returned that evening with Mr. Stevens, who asked me where I had left the keys; I said said "On the counter"—they were not there then, and he asked the prisoner where they were—he said that he had not touched them—next morning when I went on duty, Mr. F. T. Angle made a communication to me in consequence of which I went to the prisoner's private drawer and found seventy-four postage stamps there which were put into an envelope and given to Mr. Angle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had finished my tea when Mr. F. Angle came back to the shop, but I had not made up my account then; I made it up after
<lb/>wards—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the two papers on which I made it up—they both tally as to the amount of stamps, the one made up late and the former one—I make up my accounts every night—I have only twice made imaginary accounts when Mr. Angle gave me permission to leave early, and I made a guess at the number of stamps I had sold during the day—you always cleared the boxes as a rule, but occasionally I did it if you were out of the way—the postmen have cleared the boxes themselves—the stamp drawer will open whether locked or not; it comes open with a jerk—that is the drawer where the seventy-five stamps were found—the keys were there after I left, and you could go to the till—I do not recollect Mr. F. Angle borrowing money out of my till—I do not remember saying to you one morning when you came "Mr. F. Angle has borrowed a half-crown out of your till; he will pay you to-night"—I do not recollect his paying me a half-crown one Friday night—I cannot recollect being thirty-seven short—I was short occasionally, and I always made it up, not out of my own pocket but by buying stamps of the public, there is a commission of so much in the pound—I do not remember saying to you "If it is done again I shall acquaint his father, I am not going to have money taken out of my till, if you do out of yours"—I had generally gone before the 8 o'clock letters were tied up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have not we frequently made up the money at night perfectly correct, not only my money but your own and both left the place together and found money short in the morning out of both tills?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never</p>
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<p>counted it in the morning—I know that you have found your money and stamps short, but I don't know at what part of the day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had nothing but his assertion that his money was short—I have no reason to suspect either of Mr. Angle's sons of stealing from my till or to complain of their taking it—on 4th October, the night before this took place, I found 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. deficient in cash and stamps and I told the prisoner so—on the evening of the 5th before I left I went through the amount in my till with him, I was then 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. short—cash and stamps had somehow got out of my till to that amount and that had to be made up somehow—I had made complaints to Mr. Angle previously—my account was quite right on the 2nd and on the 3rd; they are all right going back to September 15—supposing I had money over it would appear at the bottom of the book—I may have had a shilling or so over.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I never gave you 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., half of the money I had over, nor did I pay my half into the savings bank—I had a bank book and I recollect paying in 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. That was money of my own, it was not money over—I told no one but the prisoner that my money was short on the 4th and 5th—I told him because I could not make it right and asked him to assist me and go through the money and stamps, which he did and he found it out by assisting me—it was not till the morning of the 5th that I told him that I was short, not on the evening of the 4th—I went through with him on the evening of the 5th about 7.30 and then I was short 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not mention it to Mr. Angle during the day that I was short, because I thought there might be some error which would be found out during the day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-108" type="given" value="FREDERICK THOMAS"/>FREDERICK THOMAS ANGLE</persName> </hi>. I am employed at a wool broker's office in Coleman Street and live with my father—I took charge of the post-office for five months prior to the prisoner coming into his employ and five months, afterwards—on 5th October I got home from the City about 6.30 and went to my tea—I did not see Mr. Stevens till he came in at about 8.15—down to that time I had not been in the post-office at all—I slept at my father's house that night and took charge of the premises—they were locked up in the usual way—about 8 o'clock next morning I went into the post-office and shortly afterwards Miss Crossley arrived—I was aware of the discovery of the stamps the preceding night and that the prisoner was in custody—I searched all the drawers in the post-office and as I drew open the drawer used by the prisoner Miss Crossley came downstairs and I called her attention to it, she took the seventy-four stamps and put them in an official envelope—she marked 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. outside it—I did not go away that day, I took charge of the post-office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My money was not deficient when you first came, except 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I borrowed, and there was an I O U for it in the drawer, which I showed you—I was not 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in arrear with the post-office when you came, that came gradually after you arrived—my father paid more than that for me, he paid 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I also borrowed 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of the drawer for my own use and put in an I O U, which was good as cash—my father did not reprimand me for taking money out of the till, I don't know that he knew it—I have never borrowed money of the post-office at any other time—I remember Mr. B----coming to the office for a week after you left, she always counted her money of a night; she was short one night and some one told me she was 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. short—I do not know anything about it, I was not</p>
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<p>employed there then—I used to take the keys of the post-office into my bed-room at night and the stamps as well, but not the stamps in the till—I do not remember my father coming home and finding that I was 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. short—I remember finding a half-sovereign which fell off the bag, but that had nothing to do with the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not go to your private till that night, nobody looked to these stamps that night—my mother and I and all of them were there—they were aware of your having this private drawer, but we did not go to it when the detective came, because it slipped all our memories; there was no lock to it—I went to that drawer the first thing in the morning and called Miss Crossley, who took the stamps out of the drawer and counted them—there was altogether 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in stamps and money—I did not bring a half-crown out of Miss Crossley's drawer and tell you, nor any amount after I left the post-office, not a farthing—I have two drawers at the post-office by the side of the stamp drawer and one on the left hand side at the bottom—two of them are locked—the keys of those drawers are the same as the post-office drawers which I had every night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE JURY</hi>. I could go into the post-office at any time I liked, and he could go to my drawers at any time he liked; they always brought me the keys.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I missed the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. after the prisoner came into the employment, and I had been there before for five months with another man and not a halfpenny was missed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-109" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY ANGLE</persName> </hi>. I am a son of Mr. Angle, and live with him at
<hi rend="italic">West</hi> Brompton—I do not assist him in his business—I was at my office, an engi
<lb/>neer's, till 5.20—I then walked to my father's shop and remained there till 5.40, when I brought Miss Crossley's tea to her—I then went into the break
<lb/>fast-room and had my tea, and left at 7.15—I was going up to the station, but Mr. Stephens stopped me and I came back with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I once went to your private till for half a crown, which I wanted for the house when you were out, but I told you directly—you did not accuse me of it, for you did not know it till I told you, and you said that you had not looked in the drawer and did not know anything about it—I never took money out of the till before, but I have asked you for money I had not been rowing that afternoon—I came from my office at 5.20 and I was there the day before, too—I have not taken money out of your till to go out boating—when you told my father I came to the shop and gave you the money, and I might have called you a fool for interrupting them at tea.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never took money out of the prisoner's till but once.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-110" type="given" value="EDWARD FREDERICK"/>EDWARD FREDERICK BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a police-officer in the employment of the Post Office—at 5.15 on 5th October, I went to Mr. Angle's shop and saw Miss Crossley stamping money order forms, and the prisoner standing by her side—I had a letter in my hand, and I asked the prisoner for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of penny stamps—he gave them to me—I tore the stamps into pieces, enclosed them in the letter and fastened it—I then held it up to him and said "Am I in time for Dover?" the prisoner said "Yes"—I went outside and posted a post card, and Mr. Stevens came along at the same time—I retained the letter, and this is it—Mr. Stevens posted a letter, the fragments of which have been found—after 8 o'clock when Mr. Stevens went into the shop,. I went with him—I heard some inquiry made for the keys and assisted Mr. Stevens in searching for them—we could "not find them—I wont to the prisoner and said "You must know where the keys are, because there has been no one else here but you since Miss Crossley</p>
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<p>left"—he said that he had not touched the keys—I then went to the hatter's counter and took the keys up, and Mr. Stevens unlocked the drawers and found some stamps there, and he told the prisoner he identified them as the same he had enclosed in the missing letter—I searched the prisoner and found on him a purse and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I asked you whether the letter was in time you were standing by Miss Crossley's side at the post office counter—you were not at the further end holding a bag for a boy—I took a Church service away from your place—I did not ask you where you stole it from—I have not made any inquiries about it—I gave up the gold ring I had.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-111" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am overseer at the branch office at Spring Street, Paddington—on the evening of 5th October I received the Bishops Road collection—I found no letter addressed to Miss Walwyn, Dover.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence stated that he was not employed by the Post Office and received no remuneration whatever from them, but that he was in Mr. Angle's employ as saleman, and assisted sometimes in the post-office. He urged that the Jury could not rely upon the evidence when they had seen the loose way in which the business of the post-office had been conducted, that the drawer was unlocked and anyone would have put the stamps in, and that he neither stole the letter nor the stamps</hi></p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—for unlawfully attempting, & c.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. R. COOK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defaaud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MILLWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-115" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am an officer in the Sailors Home, Well Street—on 18th October the prisoner came there and asked for a letter for A. C. Hughes—I made him repeat it three times, and then gave him the letter—I believe the prisoner to be the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-116" type="given" value="MARY HUME"/>MARY HUME WITHERS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Leman Street post-office—on the morning of 18th October, a man presented this order for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I believe the prisoner to be the man, but I cannot swear it—I asked him to sign it and he did so—later on in the afternoon the prisoner was brought there by the prosecutor and a constable—I said "Sign your name on this paper," and he signed both these names (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-117" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am a ship's engineer and live at the Well Street Sailor's Home—on 18th October, I expected a letter from Landillo, but did not receive it—I know the prisoner, we have been shipmates together—this post-office order is not signed by me—I believe it to be the prisoners writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you in the shipping office, on the day I lost my letter; you went with me the day before, part of the way down to the ship, and I saw you off by Stepney Bridge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. I have seen him write on board ship; I have been in his company for weeks together; he knew my name and I had told him that I expected money from Landillo; I did not tell him the amount, or where the letter was coming from, or that it would be addressed to the Home. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On 18th October, I took the prisoner</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know anything about what. I was charged with till Hughes told me; it is not likely I should let all my clothes go away in the ship for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18751025-584-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grove.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEASLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROXBROUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEASLET</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-121" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST KITTLE</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 1, Laurel Villas, Edmonton, I am 15 years of age—on the night of 19th September, I and my sister Jessie were at home alone; my father and the rest of the family were out of town there was nobody in the house, but ourselves—I went to bed that night at 7 o'clock, as soon as it was dark; that was my practice; I slept in the back bedroom, second floor; my sister slept in the same room—before going to bed I made the house secure; it was dark at that time—I locked the area door which leads into the breakfast room, and the breakfast room door was fastened, but not locked; I got into bed quickly—my sister was after me—about ten minutes after I had been in bed she called my attention to some
<lb/>thing, upon which I got out of bed and went to the window—I could see into the garden at the back of the house from the window; the garden is twice as long as this Court—I saw two men looking over the garden wall—I saw them leave the wall and go round to the front of the house; it is a semi-detached house—a minute or so after I heard a noise, as if the area door was being broken open—I then heard the breakfast room door open—I heard somebody coming up the stairs—I looked out at the door and saw a man coming up the stairs—I shut the door, opened the window, and called out for help and I threw a brush at the door of the next house No. 2, where Mr. Hurd lives—I heard somebody try to open the staircase window, and I heard a pane of glass broken, and somebody running down the stairs—I then unlocked my door and went down and opened the front door—there was a crowd round the gate, and Mr. Hurd came up; I saw nothing more of the man—afterwards when the detective came I examined the area door, it had been forced open, and I saw marks of a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> on it, and the lock was gone—a bag of school books and a coat which had been in the break
<lb/>fast room the night before had been removed to the staircase window, a work-box had been forced open, and a needle-case, and purse taken, which were left in the hall, a writing-desk had been tried to be forced, and that was on the cheffonier in the breakfast room, and the cheffonier drawers were all open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a dark night; what the men were like I could</p>
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<p>not tell—I did not hear any sound of voices in the house—as far as I could judge there was only one man in the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only saw one; that was the one coming up the stairs—I saw two outside looking over the garden wall; they came round to the front together.</p>
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<persName id="t18751025-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18751025-name-122" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18751025-name-122" type="surname" value="KITTLE"/>
<interp inst="t18751025-name-122" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE KITTLE</persName> </hi>. I am eleven years old—on the night of 19th September I was keeping house for my brother—I went to bed about 7 o'clock—at that time the house was safe—my brother went to bed; I remained up doing my hair—while doing it I saw two men standing on some drain pipes looking over the garden wall—I spoke to my brother, and he got up and went to the window—I did not see anything more of the men—a minute or two afterwards I heard the area door being burst open—my brother called cat of window to Mr. Hurd for assistance, and he threw a brush out—I heard the breakfast-room door open, and heard some one rushing up the stairs; I did not see anybody—I heard them trying to open the staircase window; I heard them shaking it, and then heard a pane of glass broken—we shut our room door and locked it—we afterwards opened it; we heard them run downstairs, and we went down to the front door, opened it, and found a crowd there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As far as I could hear I only heard the footsteps of one man.</p>
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<persName id="t18751025-name-123" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-123" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HURD</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Laurel Villas, next door to Mr. Kittle—on the evening of 19th September, about 7.20, I was in my back parlour and heard the boy calling out for assistance—I had two friends with me, Alfred and Henry Bale—I went out through my conservatory and saw the lad at the window—he said "Mr. Hurd, there are thieves in the house"—I rushed through the passage, calling to my friends to come—we went to Mr. Kittle's front door and knocked, but could gain no admittance—I told my friends to stay there, and I went to the back—Alfred Bale stayed there, Henry Bale followed me—I heard the staircase window smashed, and some one attempting to get out that way—immediately afterwards Henry Bale cried out "Look out, Hurd, he is coming"—I jumped off the drain pipes which I had mounted, sprang between two trees, and caught the prisoner by the collar and brought him to the ground—he was about 25 feet from the garden wall; I did not see him till I caught him—he had rushed from the front of the house up a piece of waste ground at the side; I did not see him come out of the house—he was running—a struggle ensued—before he could rise from the ground my two friends came up and seized him—while we were struggling with him another man came up the waste ground from the front of the house and attacked me with this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I struck him four times in the eye—I retained my hold of the prisoner with my left hand and fought the other man with my right—all this time the prisoner was struggling to get on his feet, but we made it a point that he did not—we kept him—Air. Whitwell and a friend came up—the other man, hearing a cry of "Police!" left me and turned round to attack my friend on the other side of the prisoner, and he then ran off into the fields—we kept the prisoner and handed him over to the policeman—I got a deep gash in my arm; I have no use in my hand at present—I am afraid it will be Christmas before I can use it again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-124" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BALE</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, and live at 87, Great Titchfield Street—on this evening I and my brother were at Mr. Hurd's—I heard the alarm given, and ran out at the front with Mr. Hurd—I went into the front</p>
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<p>garden of No. 1—Mr. Hurd went round to the back, and my brother fol
<lb/>lowed him—while I was standing at the foot of the steps leading to the front door the prisoner rushed up the area steps and shot out of the gate, pulling it after him, shutting me in—I opened it in a moment, and went after him up the waste ground calling out—I did not lose sight of him; he was just in front of me the whole way—I saw Mr. Hurd collar him, and I laid hold of him too—I was just behind him, 2 or 3 yards perhaps, when Mr. Hurd caught him—he fought and struggled and kicked—he was part of the time on the ground, up and down; it was a rough and tumble fight—another man then came up—I did not see what he had with him—he was driving at us—when he ran away I found I had a wound in the hip—Mr. Whitwell and the police came up, and the prisoner was. secured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner called out to the other man as he ran away—I could not say what he said; apparently he called him by his name, calling for him to help him, as if he did not like being left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE JAMES"/>GEORGE JAMES WHITWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, of 5, Laurel Villas—on the night of 19th September, while walking in my garden, I heard some glass broken, apparently at No. I or 2—I went out with a neighbour round the piece of waste ground—there was a cry of "Murder!" and "Thieves!"—I saw Mr. Hurd holding the prisoner—when he was stabbed he was obliged to leave go of the prisoner from exhaustion, and I took him from him—next morning I examined the spot where the struggle had taken place, and found several large spots of blood on the ground.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-126" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM KELLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman AR</hi> 442). On Sunday night of 19th September, about 7.30,1 was on duty in Church Street, Edmonton—I heard some shouting—I went to the spot and found the prisoner on the ground and two or three gentlemen holding him, he was given into my custody and I took him to the station—I then returned to the spot and found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> and this hat, which I gave to the prisoner next morning and he wore it—after his committal I took him to Newgate in a four-wheeled cab—as we came near the prison I turned to the left to see if we near the door of the prison I felt a sudden jerk on my shoulder, turned round and found that the prisoner had gone through the window of the cab, the door was closed, I had to open it to get out after him—he was handcuffed, he started off and I after him, I fell, got up again and ran after him down Cock Lane—I saw a man standing at the bottom of the lane with a hammer in his hand and I told the man to hit him with the hammer as he was going by—I caught him and brought him and brought him back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-127" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN FAIRALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I examined the prosecutor's premises on the evening of the 19th—I found five marks on the area door which exactly corresponded with this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, the box of the lock was forced back and the door forced open—this work-box had been forced open and it had a mark apparently made by the corner of the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, and bo had the writing desk—a square of glass was broken in the staircase window.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KITTLE</persName> </hi>. No. 1, Laurel Villas is my house—on this Sunday I was out of town with my family—the property produced is mine.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to—a previous conviction at this Court in September</hi>, 1870,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to Five Years' Penal Servitude—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday October</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1985
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice. Quain.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY STRATTON</hi> (32)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18751025-587-offence-1 t18751025-name-130"/>Charlotte Stratton</persName> with intent to murder her.
<hi rend="italic">Second count.</hi>—To do her some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POULTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18751025-name-131" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-131" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE STRATTON</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife, he is a painter—on 20th September we were living together at 2, Bull's Head Court, Westminster—I go out to work during the day—on 20th September after I left work I was going home and went to my husband at the Prince of Wales public-house, Vauxhall Bridge Road, at 6 p.m.—we both had some refreshment there and it was just before 7 o'clock when we left together—he then asked me what was the matter with me—I said that I felt rather upset, because I had not the rent to pay the landlady—he asked me if I had promised to pay her—I said "Yes"—he said—"Well, never mind the rent, I will see that it is paid"—I said "You had better see her yourself and tell her that you will pay her"—I told him to go on first and I would follow him shortly—he said "Where are you going"—I said "I have got some work which I cannot do to-night, I am so tired, I will go and see if I can get it done"—he asked how long I should be—I said "About half an hour"—I did not take it to the party I was going to; I saw my sister, and then met my mother and went home—it was then just upon 8 o'clock—the prisoner was standing at the door—I went up to him and he said "Where have you been?" he accompanied his words with a blow, first on side of my head and then on the other—he pushed me before him in the passage, held me while he unlocked the door, and then pushed me into the room, and I laid my head on the bed and he delibe
<lb/>rately came across the room and stabbed me with a knife on my left ribs, under my arm—I had on a waterproof cloak, a cotton body, a white body, a pair of stays, and a chemise—I said "
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>, what have you done?"—he said "Nothing"—I said "You have stabbed me"—he said "I have not"—I put my hand to my side and brought it away, stained with blood—he said "My God, what have I done," and kissed me twice—he put his own hand there and brought it away stained with blood, and said "For God's sake don't say that I did it," and with that he kicked me—he said "Don't say that I did it"—I said "
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>, who can I say did it? I cannot say that it was myself that did it, and therefore I shall have to say that it was you"—I said "Harry, I feel as if I am dying, will you sit me down on a chair?"—he tore about the room as if he was mad—I don't know whether he fetched my mother or not, but she came and asked me what he had done; she lives next door—we were in the dark all this time—she fetched the landlady—a policeman came and asked me who had done it—I said "My husband"—he took me to the hospital—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the knife, I saw it in his hand, it is the only one I had, except one without a handle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. I have been married since 1864—I left my husband on 7th January and three weeks before this accident, and he came and asked me if I would take him back and he would be a better man, and I took him back—he was given to drink—he was not in regular employment, he only lid odd jobs—he will be thirty-three years old on the last day of next month—during the last three weeks what few halfpence he used to earn he aid out on the place, he never gave me any of it—he was not drunk on this day but he had had drink.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not give me any money during the three weeks you were back—I have two children—there was no light in the room, but the gas lamp in the court gave a reflection.</p>
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<persName id="t18751025-name-132" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-132" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHOEBE FARR</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness, and the wife of George Fair, of 3, Bull's Head Court—on 20th September, between 7 and 8 p.m., I was going down Stratton Ground and the prisoner called to me and asked me if I had seen
<hi rend="italic">Lottie</hi>, meaning his wife—I said that I had not since I left work—he said "I left her at the corner of Medway Street at 7 o'clock, she is gone a b----y long while on her errand, and I will mark her when she comes home"—I said "You must not fight," and I walked on—I after
<lb/>wards saw my daughter as she was going home, and about ten minutes afterwards my husband said that
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi> wanted me next door—I went to their room and my daughter was sitting on a chair, leaning her head against" the wall—I said "
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>, what have you done, have you been fighting?"—he said "Nothing"—I said "
<hi rend="italic">Lottie</hi>, what did he do to you?"—I saw she looked very pale—she said "Mother, I am dying"—I said "Where has he hit you?"—she said "He has stabbed me"—I put my hand under her waterproof and brought my fingers out with stains of blood—I knocked at the window as hard as I could and said "Oh, he has stabbed her, come in father!" meaning her father—the prisoner said "You are making a rare fuss, knocking like that," and said that he had done nothing—the landlord and my lodger next door came in and I gave her over to them and ran for a cab and a policeman—I then became so agitated that I don't know what passed—I went to the hospital with her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not complain to me of her being an hour and a half away, nor did I say "Where is she?" nor did you say "Where is she always?"—nothing of the kind occurred.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She works at the Military Stores; she was not in the habit of keeping needlessly from the house that I know of.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-133" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PARSONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 455). I was fetched to 2, Bull's Head Court, by a little girl, went into a room on the ground floor and saw the prosecutrix sitting on a chair bleeding from a wound in her side—I asked her who had done it—she said "My husband stabbed me with a knife"—the prisoner was present, but said nothing—I sent for Gibson, another con
<lb/>stable, who took the prisoner—I called a cab and took the prosecutrix to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not arrest you in the street three-quarters of an hour afterwards, I left you in the court when I carried the prosecutrix to the cab, and I sent for Gibson—I was not present when Gibson arrested you—I took the prosecutrix to the hospital because I thought she was dying, and when I came back I could not find you—I was called at 8.30.</p>
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<persName id="t18751025-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18751025-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GIBSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman BR</hi> 40). I took the prisoner in Great Peter Street on the evening of September 20—he saw me and commenced running, but I took him by the arm and said that I should charge him with stabbing his wife, he said "Is that all you want me for?"—I took him to the station, and when the charge was read over to him he said "I was cutting some bread and butter and my wife came and said something to me, I pushed her away and the knife accidentally went into her"—he had blood on his right hand—I then went and searched his room and found on the table this knife with blood on it—I found no bread and butter, but he had a piece of bread in his pocket at the station—I received these clothes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), from Mr. Farr, they are cut through—I saw no butter in the</p>
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<p>room—there was part of a loaf, a knife, and a cup and saucer on the table.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see Parsons till after I had arrested you, and you were at the station—I got my information from prosecutrix's father—I do not think you were on your way to the hospital when I arrested you, because when you saw me you ran—you were going down Great Peter Street—that is in the direction of the hospital—I could smell that you had been drinking, but you were not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A JUROR</hi>. I took him at 8.40—the relief men came out at 8.50, and we met them, so that it was about 8.55 when we got to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18751025-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18751025-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-135" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at Westminster Hospital—on. The evening of 20th September, the prosecutrix was brought there by Parsons bleeding copiously from a punctured wound three quarters of an inch long, and an in inch and half or two inches deep—it penetrated to the fifth rib, and then turned backwards and upwards, through being stopped by the rib—she was in a very exhausted condition—it was a very forcible blow, it had bruised the rib very much, and she suffered from that for some time after she was well from the hemorrhage—she remained in the hospital a fortnight, and was in a very critical condition for five days—I should say that she was probably struck from behind, but I only express an opinion—if the knife had not been stopped by the rib she would most likely have died, because it would have penetrated the pleural cavity, and she was very ill without that—this knife is just the size of the wound, and would pro
<lb/>duce it; there is blood on it.</p>
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<persName id="t18751025-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18751025-name-136" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18751025-name-136" type="surname" value="STRATTON"/>
<interp inst="t18751025-name-136" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE STRATTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). We had no bread and butter in the house, but the breakfast things were on the table from the morning—as I laid my head down on the bed 1 could see the prisoner coming with the knife in his hand—from the time I laid my head on the bed I did not alter my position at all before being struck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You have told a falsehood in saying there was no bread in the place, for there was some after I had put a slice and a half in my pocket
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I went in at dinner time and had two slices, and then there was none left—if the policeman saw bread on the table you must have taken it in with you—there was no bread on the top shelf of the sideboard at dinner time—I never spoke a word while I was on the bed.</p>
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<persName id="t18751025-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18751025-name-137" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18751025-name-137" type="surname" value="FARR"/>
<interp inst="t18751025-name-137" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHOEBE FARR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoner stood at the fireplace with his arms folded while I was there—he did not express regret or say "What have I done?"—after he had stabbed his wife he called a little girl and sent her for a pint of ale and drank it, and the girl gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was very faint, and sent the girl for a pint of porter, but not while my wife was in the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence stated that during the time they were separated his wife was constantly out till after</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">o'clock at night; that on this occasion they quarrelled, and she threw herself on the bed, and that while he was cutting bread he struck her, forgetting that the knife was in his hand, and stabbed her accidentally, having no animosity against her</hi></p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<p>Road, with my wife—the prisoner lodged in the same house with us previous to 29th September for some few weeks—I was on very intimate terms with, him, and he was in the habit of coming to my room—I do not think he has any occupation—on 29th September I had invited him to come in and smoke and have a chat, and he came in at about 6.50—my wife had this bottle of embrocation for a sprained ankle, and I placed it on the table in the front room—it is labelled "Poison," in large printed letters—when the prisoner came in he said "Would you and your wife like a glass of wine?"—I said "Thanks," and he went out to fetch it, as I suppose—I do not know where he was living at this time; he had no settled residence—there were no glasses there when he went away—while he was away my wife went into the other room and sat on the bed, as her ankle was sore—she sat on the bed, and I talked to her—the prisoner then spoke through the door, saying "There are two glasses of wine for you"—I went out almost directly and saw two glasses of what appeared to be port wine—I took up one glass and drank three-parts of the contents—the prisoner, was not there then; after speaking through the door he went away—after drinking I almost immediately vomited, and felt very stupid and giddy—I got an emetic and vomited more—I was told to walk about for three or four hours—I found the bottle empty on the table, and it was that which told me what I had taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had only ceased living in the same house with us for some few weeks—we were on very friendly terms, and he gene
<lb/>rally had tea or supper with us—I did not know that he had been five times in a lunatic asylum; I wish I had—I thought he was rather a funny cha
<lb/>racter, but did not know that he was dangerous—he was given to practical jokes, and I have seen one or two instances of his roughness—on one occasion he deliberately pushed a child down on the pavement and walked over it—we have often had wine together before; I sometimes treated him—he has brought me wine on several occasions, and therefore I did not think it extra
<lb/>ordinary, but took it with confidence—I found the bottle empty close by the glasses—he generally got the wine from Mr. Crodland's public-house—I think there must have been some wine with this mixture—no bottle was found in which the wine had been; he brought it on other occasions in a small flask in his pocket—it was always port—I saw no decanter—we had never had any unpleasantness to cause this; I do not know how to account for it—I drank rather heartily of it, and then found that it was burning my inside—I said "Come here, come here, I am poisoned."</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-141" type="given" value="FLORA"/>FLORA BRAND</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on 29th September I had bought a bottle of stuff for my ancle labelled "Poison," this is it—I took the paper off it and put it on the table about 6.50, so that anybody could see the label—when the prisoner came in I pointed the bottle out—he picked up, looked at it and said "Poison!" and then he said "I could have given you a better prescription than that myself"—he then wrote a prescription, but I did not see what he wrote, I thought he was in fun, I did not think he meant it and I took no notice—he wrote something about oil and liniment—I have not got it, I have lost it—he had offered us some wine before—he sent for some glasses and brought them back—I had then gone into my bedroom to rest my ancle—I heard him pouring out the wine—he then tapped at the door and said "Here are two glasses of wine for you and Mr. Brand"—when I followed my husband into the room I found that the prisoner had gone—he usually stopped two hours when he came and on other occasions he has partaken of the wine—he</p>
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<p>alleged no reason for going away—my husband had asked him to have a smoke or some supper and I expected him to stay the rest of the evening—I found my husband very ill and found the remains of something in one wine glass—the glass which was not touched was put into this other bottle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have been on most friendly terms with the prisoner—I have noticed something peculiar about him, but I attributed it to drink—he was in the habit of drinking, but he was not drunk that night—I have seen him the worse for liquor on two or three occasions—he had had something to drink on that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> What! we had been to Hampstead Heath; if you mean to observe that we were under the influence of drink you are wrong—I shall not answer impertinent questions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you been taking anything this morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Have you?—my mother was an Italian and I was born at Magenta—the prisoner had formerly lived in our house and he went down to his place at Winchmore Hill and came up and met us there every day—he usually goes there on Fridays and comes back on Mondays—I have known four or five months, he lived in the house and used coarse language and I did not like it and said that I would leave the house and they had to give him notice to quit—it was after that that my husband invited him to supper—he was with us a quarter of an hour or so on the evening of the 29th—he came back the same night and I answered the bell and said "You have tried to poison Frederick"—he laughed at me and I shut the door in his face—my hus
<lb/>band had gone for an emetic at that time; the prisoner came a few minutes afterwards, it did not take quarter of an hour altogether—he came again next morning and inquired how Mr. Brand was—I did not see him, but I heard say "How is Mr. Brand this morning?" and the housekeeper said "You must not go upstairs."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. We have lived in the house six months, he was there before we went and my husband made his acquaintance—it was about a fortnight before 29th September that I complained of his language and he received the notice to quit—he begged to remain another week because he could not find rooms—ho was well aware that I had objected to his living in the house because I told him—it was through me that he had to leave the house—he came and took wine with us after that; my husband invited him—it was before I was married to Mr. Brand that I objected to the prisoner's coarse language—we have only been married two months—the prisoner had a written notice of ejectment after I com
<lb/>plained of him—he was on friendly terms after that; he did not express himself as annoyed at my conduct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BOGHURST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y R</hi> 5). On 29th September, at 9.45, I was called into the police-station—I subsequently went to 42, Camden Road, in a sitting room, on the first floor I found two glasses, one full, and the other empty—I placed the contents of the full glass into the larger of these two bottles—I saw the other when I was called into the station, and it was sealed by Inspector Gee—I delivered the big one to him and both glasses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-143" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer Y</hi>). I took the prisoner on the even
<lb/>ing of September 30th, and told him the charge—he said "I know nothing about it"—he then said "I remember seeing the bottle on the table, and if the poison got into the glasses the Brands must have put it in themselves.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-144" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I received this smaller bottle from the</p>
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<p>prosecutor and his wife, on the night of the 29th—I sealed both bottles and handed them to the medical gentleman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-145" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>DR. THOMAS STEVENSON</persName> </hi>. I am lecturer on chemistry at Guy's Hospital, and public analyst of St. Pancras—I received these two bottles from Inspector Gee; the larger one contained only a wine glass of liquid con
<lb/>taining alcohol, opium, essential oil of camphor, ammonia, and a very small quantity of red colouring matter which might have been derived from red wine—this name and address was on the small bottle when I received it—the larger bottle contained a weaker solution; the proportion was about one to one and a half, the smaller bottle being the stronger—the explana
<lb/>tion of that would be that the two glasses had wine or something in them, and that a larger quantity of the colour had been added to one than to the other; the two were similar, but of different strengths; there was double the quantity of opium in the smaller bottle to what was in—the larger—something must have been added to the larger bottle to dilute it—I simply reproduced those articles by adding certain things to port wine, which gave a similar taste and similar chemical tests—a person taking a wine glass of what was in the smaller bottle would take a dose of opium greater. than the minimum fatal dose—if he had drunk the whole glass there was enough to kill him—most probably it would not kill, but a similar quantity has been known to kill—in the other bottle there was about a fluid drachm "of laudanum, or four grains of opium—a wine glass of it would contain more than has been known to kill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was alcohol and coloured matter in both, but I cannot say that it was wine, as it was so altered by the other ingredients—that was consistent with the presence of red wine—liniment for a sprained ancle would contain the ingredient I have mentioned, it would contain laudanum, and soap liniment, and compound camphor liniment, which contains spirits of wine—there is opium and alcohol, which is spirits of wine—the small bottle contains 1 1/2 ozs.; this wine glass would hold 2 ozs.—if you took the small bottle and poured the contents into the two wine glasses it would not half fill each—the large bottle contained more than would fill the small one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM L. SHEPPARD</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am a licentiate of the Hall, and keep a druggist's shop—I sold this small bottle to Mr. Brand—it was full, and contained 1 1/2 oz. of equal parts of tincture of opium, soap liniment, and compound camphor liniment—I added nothing else, but rosemary is con
<lb/>tained in the compound camphor liniment—it was to be rubbed into her ankle—there was 1/2 oz. of tincture of opium, which would be made from 16 grains of solid opium; the smallest fatal dose of opium on record is 4 grains—I saw the liquid at Mr. Brand's house, and it had evidently had something added to it—I saw it in the two glasses, and put the remains into the small glass; it smelt as if wine had been added to it—I put no wine in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. It was very much increased in quantity; nearly 4 oz. remained besides what was drunk, but I am guessing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-147" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES B. BRYAN</persName> </hi>, M.D. I am a member of the College of Physicians of London—I was connected with the Hoxton Private Asylum about ten years—I had the prisoner first under my charge there in 1845; I speak from notes—it was an ordinary case of acute mania—I remember that he con
<lb/>ceived that his brother George had some intention to injure or murder him,</p>
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<p>and the consequence was he had a loaded gun, and was going all over the neighbourhood, but not where his brother was likely to be—he was suffer
<lb/>ing from delusion—he was admitted on 9th July, 1845, and was discharged on February 6th, 1846—he was violent from time to time, but not as a general rule—he came in again on 23rd February, 1850, and was discharged on September 6th, 1850; he was under my charge for those seven months—I cannot recall the particular form his mania assumed then, but I know it was always that some one was about to destroy, or injure, or poison, or get rid of him, and that some of his relatives had poisoned some other people; it was always that some individuals were about to do him mischief, and he con
<lb/>ceived that his sister was about to hurt some other member of his family he was not under my control at that place afterwards—he was in the asylum from October, 1855, till June 3rd, 1856, but at that time I had ceased to be the physician to the asylum, though I was constantly there, as my brother was superintendent of the asylum—the prisoner was there again on 23rd April, 1861, and was discharged on March 3rd, 1862—I should say that he was not there after that—this is a document from the asylum—I believe he was confined a fifth time at Bethnal Green—I have been present in Court during the hearing of this case, and have heard that as far as Mr. Brand was concerned they were on friendly terms—the act charged against the prisoner is consistent with any form of mania—the Lunatic Asylum was subject to the visitation of the Commissioners in Lunacy, and no person could be admitted without the certificate of two medical men that he was insane, and stating the data upon which that opinion is formed—I saw the prisoner after the charge was preferred at the police-court, and again at the Old Bailey, and in my opinion he is decidedly not a person of sound mind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has never been of sound mind since I first saw him in 1845—the symptoms of acute mania are many, but it applies generally to the disease coming on suddenly, as if from some physical change—if he is now fifty-six, his age was twenty-six when he was first confined—my impres
<lb/>sion was that he was not a man of drunken habits, but that it is insanity depending on congenital deficiency of the brain, a constitutional case of in
<lb/>sanity—it was such insanity that he would not be responsible for his acts other people looking on and not noticing it, is perfectly consistent with the act—it would not probably be the first visible symptom of the delusion, and in other respects he would behave as an ordinary man—I had not seen him latterly, but the appearance of his face and eyes when 1 saw him at the Old Bailey showed me at once that he was a man who had indulged in drinking for a long while to a great extent—taking spirituous liquors would render a man doubly insane—anything which caused the heart to send the blood to the brain would in a weakened brain destroy its power for action—it is an ordinary thing that he should appear like anybody else.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. The treatment of insane patients was a speciality with me at that time—I call it irresistible impulse—when a man has passed five or six years in an asylum and has been detained there by the medical attend-mt, without any desire to make a profit, no sane man could be detained—had the prisoner gone out and purchased this medicine and brought it into the louse he might have intenteded to poison, his finding it on the table makes considerable difference; in a man whose mind is weakened you cannot tell what passes, but I think this was a sort of temptation; he had been out to get the wine and there was the linament; I tell you deliberately that I do lot think he knew that he was doing wrong, or if he did, this was an irresisti
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<p>impulse—a case of poisoning had occurred at Penge, and I believe he had read of it, and very often in sane minds that is a temptation to crime.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-148" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES BURY</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I have known the prisoner ten or twelve years at Colney Hatch—he lived a quarter of a mile from the asylum with his sister, who took care of him for years—my father attended him there, and also at Winchmore Hill—I have always considered the prisoner to be of unsound mind—he used to wander about the fields with a loaded gun and said that his brother wanted to shoot him; everybody was afraid of him—I conversed with him about it, and in 1867 I took him up to Bethnal Green Asylum; that is a private asylum—he was there for a month, and was much better in consequence of being restrained from drink—he is of unsound mind apart from drink, but when he drinks that accelerates it—looking at him as he stands now without any drink in him, I believe he is of unsound mind and not responsible for his actions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The form of his mania when he was confined was violence, acute mania,—when I saw him he was smashing everything in the kitchen and threatening to kill everybody—I have not studied madness very much—the longest period of confinement when I knew him was a month; that was after giving him self to drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. I have attended him and my father before me—my father would have been here but he is ill—I attended the prisoner as a family doctor; I had nothing to do with his mind, except in 1867, but I have met him and walked with him; he was then quite rational—he knew perfectly well on all other subjects what he was about, but he sometimes said that his sister was going to poison him when she brought up his tea every morn
<lb/>ing, and that his brother was going to shoot him—I have not known him for the last eight years, he has left Colney Hatch and gone to Winchmore Hill—as long as I have known him his mania was doing injury—he was capable of knowing right from wrong, with the exception of that one idea—I have no doubt that he has been decidedly insane ever since I have known him—he has been let out as cured five times and then he breaks out again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The idea that persons are going to poison them is a frequent delusion of persons whose insanity is aggravated by drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CRESWELL</persName> </hi>, I am a surgeon, of Winchmore Hill—I have known the prisoner for the last seven or eight years, living with his sister—he has always been greatly addicted to drink, and then he was violent and decidedly insane, but when he was sober it was difficult to get him to admit any of his insane ideas—he has been under my care and attention—many of his ways were not those of a gentleman, he used to play foolish tricks and prac
<lb/>tical jokes, and when he gets a little drop of drink on board he is totally reckless—in my judgment he is decidedly of unsound mind, even when sober—he was very fond of his garden, and I have known him sow a bed of peas broadcast—I do not think he is responsible for his actions at this moment—I never knew him do anything malicious, it was more doing things foolishly—his sister has done all she could, and has had a keeper for him, but after
<lb/>wards she Bent the prisoner away as he got so uncontrollable and made the house so miserable—they are all independent—the father was in some way connected with the City or the Lord Mayor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has sense enough to conceal his insanity when he has not got drink in him—I never found it at other times, except in those foolish tricks and in making up messes for the servants—his impulses are not irresistible when he is sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. I do not know of the messes for the servants of my own knowledge—he did not make up mixtures for the servants and put them into port wine—I think he must have had a little drop of drink in him at the time, but he has mixed mustard and other things in the kitchen together just for the fun of the thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-150" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE F. CUTHBERT</persName> </hi>. I am a brother of the prisoner—he will be fifty-six next Sunday—he was first placed under restraint in 1845, and afterwards on four other occasions—my sister Betsy is very much attached to him, and he has lived with her for the latter part of his life—he is of a kind and generous disposition, but he would have impulses—I should say that even when perfectly sober he never was right, but of course when he was drunk he was very much worse—when he had not been drinking he told me that my sister was the murderer of the family, and that Dr. Bury was un
<lb/>willing to give a certificate of his death, and he was not sure that he was not poisoned; that all the servants were bad characters, and put sneezing powders in the water to make us all sneeze—sometimes his conversation was almost learned, and the next moment he would fall off into something very stupid—on one or two occasions he said that his real father was con
<lb/>fined in a cellar below—ever since 1845 he has been very eccentric at times, and my opinion is that he has never been really sane—on the oc
<lb/>casion of his going to Hoxton House, he had gone to the station-house to complain to the police against me, but he had got a loaded gun and his mania was that I had got all the windows open, and was going to shoot him—the magistrate discharged him on the condition that I should take care of him, and actually lent me a policeman to take him to Hoxton House, Dr. Miles'.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was confined last about 1867, but there has been a kind of keeper with him at my sister's house—he was allowed to come to London and lodge here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-151" type="given" value="BETSY"/>BETSY CUTHBERT</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's sister, and live at Winchmore Hill—he lived with me rather more than seven years—I was very much attached to him and anxious to take care of him—he left me nearly two years ago, and took a lodging in Camden Road on his own account—I hoped that a gentleman would be able to control him better than I could, and that if he did not like it he would return to me—I then went; into the country but he spent more than half his time with me—through the dread
<lb/>ful delusions he had I was frightened of him., and thought I ought to have some one to control him—I consider him of decidedly unsound mind, from the accusations he brought against me and my nephew, and the singular way in which he passed his time—he said that my man servant and I broke open his boxes and stole his things, and he constantly made charges against the servants, and said nothing about it the next day—he has mixed things for the servants, strawberries and mustard, but at my house it was whiskey and other things; it was mere boyish fun—the servants said that he would say "Just taste this, is not it nice?" but not to give it as medicine—when we went to Hoxton House he had cards printed "Sir John Cameron," but I have never heard him speak of that again—the chief ac
<lb/>cusation he brought against me was that I murdered my elder brother and my nephew.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe that delusion was always on his mind, but it was worse when he had had drink—he passed his time in the garden very nicely, but he would go out and return in a violent state—he was in the</p>
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<p>Habit of drinking a good deal of late years, and when he got the drink in him he was violent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had someone to take charge of him three different times; I was loath to have a certificate signed—it was merely as a protection to us and to see how he did pass his time—two of them said that he ought not to be allowed to remain with me—one of them was an attendant really placed by the doctors.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness in reply.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN ROWLAND"/>JOHN ROWLAND GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon of Newgate, and have had the prisoner under my notice since his incarceration there, on, I believe, 14th October—I examined him with a view to discover the state of his mind, hearing that he had-been in an asylum more than once—I did not discover anything irrational in his mind, and I talked to him in relation to to the charge—as far as I could see he had the sense of an ordinary person; he treated every question I put to him naturally—he had the appearance of an inebriate, but his appearance now is very much improved—I examined him, but I was not aware of the delusions under which, he suffered—I referred to the charge; he discovered no delusion about it, but denied all knowledge of it—he seemed blank as to what had occurred.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My observation is limited from 14th October, till the present tune—the opportunities of observation of the other medical gentle
<lb/>men would be greater—they have given distinct evidence of insanity—one of the strongest evidences of insanity is delusion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. I have heard a great deal more about him to-day than before—the general' evidence is that his mind is deranged; there is ro doubt of that.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18751025-589-offence-1 t18751025-name-154"/>Louisa Bowyer</persName>, aged seven years and four months.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1875.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18751025-590-offence-1 t18751025-name-156"/>Robert Cadenhead</persName> certain orders for the delivery of twelve pieces of woollen cloth and forty-seven pieces of duck, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SHERSTON-BAKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.'</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-157" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CADENHEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a woollen merchant, in Sise Lane, City—I knew the prisoner previous to October, 1874, and had business dealings with him—on October 3rd a bill of "his fell due for 99
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for goods sold and delivered—on the 2nd he called at my office and saw some linen goods called "ducks" lying there, which I agreed to sell to him provided the bill due on the 3rd would be paid—he said "I am prepared to meet the bill, I have funds ready for it in the City and County Bank" and I sup
<lb/>plied him with the ducks on that assurance, their value being 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on the 3rd I had prepared some goods for him, but would not deliver them unless I was assured that the bill would be met—he then wished to buy some woollen cloths and I declined to sell them unless the bill would</p>
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<p>he met—on his distinct assurance that he had the money in the bank I gave him a delivery order for twelve pieces of woollen cloth of the value of about 142
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Pewtress, the packers, of Cannon Street, were to deliver them to him—the bill for the 99
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was dishonoured and I never received the money—the prisoner's offices were 8, Queen Victoria Street, City—I called there but did not find him—the last I saw of him was on Saturday, the 3rd October, until he was in the custody of the police—I applied for a warrant for his arrest and he was arrested about a year afterwards—I believed his statement as to having the money in the bank because I tested him in several ways—I put the question many times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My place of business is at 12, Sise Lane, where I have carried on business many years as a merchant—I had stock of my own—those woollen goods were my own—I have not been able to pay for them, I had known the prisoner four months previous to October—my first transaction with him was about July 30 when I called on him—I called on him many times—he asked me for many months' credit, and on this occasion I said "I will take a third in cash and the remainder in bills," and he paid me, I believe, 63
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash—that was not a transaction con
<lb/>nected with the 99
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill—the amount of the transaction on 30th July was 180
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—he accepted bills—I drew for the goods—I never borrowed a shilling of him—he made me a payment of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on one occasion for goods sold for cash, part payment—he could not pay me 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he was to pay in cash—the amount of our transactions altogether would be about 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I never had one accommodation transaction with him—the bill for 61
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was for goods sold in August—he could not pay in cash and I drew on him—the 99
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was for August 4 and July 29—I am looking at my book, where all the entries of goods are in detail, from which I copied the invoices—he took the bill up for 61
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. due 10th. September himself, it was for goods sold and delivered—I never had any acceptance, I am quite sure I did not accept the bill for 61
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and ho had to take it up because I did not meet it—I delivered no more goods to Pewtress after I knew Skalski had not the money to meet the bill on the 3rd October—I sent invoices of goods purporting to be delivered, and if he had paid me the money he would have had them—I thought he should see the goods were ready, but I would not deliver them to him—that was the 7th or 8th—I knew by that time the bill had been returned—he mentioned something about going about and getting some money of his friends—I knew he was in partner
<lb/>ship with a man named Rock, and that he lost money with him; and I told him if he did not part with Rock I would not do business with him, and he parted with Rock—I believe he left bis clerk at his office in Queen Victoria Street and that his wife was there when he went abroad—I took out the warrant on the 15th October and I next saw him in England when he was apprehended—I did not know that he was then carrying on business in London—he had another bill for about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. coming due on the 8th—he would have gone on step by step as a matter of course if he had met them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He has failed to meet in all, bills to the extent of 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and upwards—when I invoiced the other goods to him I was not aware of the state of his banking account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. He said the money was in the bank to meet the bill—I made inquiries about the prisoner's respectability before I began dealing with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM LEWIS"/>WILLIAM LEWIS ANSETT</persName> </hi>. I am a publisher at 7, Lovell's Court, Paternoster Row—in October, 1874, I was ledger keeper in the City and County Bank, 33, Abchurch Lane—the prisoner had an account there, which was opened on the 30th July, 1874, and the last cheque was drawn out on the 2nd October, 1874—on the 3rd October the balance standing to his credit was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the balance was the same on the 2nd—in the morning it was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., then a cheque for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was drawn out—the balance on the 6th was the same—the account has never been closed—he has a balance of 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. there now—the bank, unfortunately, is closed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FULLER</persName> </hi>. I am late cashier at the City and County Bank—this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 99
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was presented for payment and dishonoured—it is dated 1st September, and due 4th October.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-160" type="given" value="MEAD ALFRED"/>MEAD ALFRED RAY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Pewtress, packers, of 104, Cannon Street—I remember early in October having twelve pieces of woollen cloth and forty-seven pieces of duck, which we held on account of Mr. Cadenhead—this is the delivery order for the four pieces of duck (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) which I received on the 3rd October; it is endorsed by the prisoner, and on the 3rd we delivered the goods mentioned in that delivery order, to a gentleman of the name of Hurndall, a general merchant—on the 5th October we received this other delivery order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), signed by the prisoner, for the twelve pieces of woollens, which were delivered.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-161" type="given" value="HENRY LAKE"/>HENRY LAKE STERNDALE</persName> </hi>. I am a general merchant at 12, Skinner's Place, Sise Lane—on the 5th October I purchased of Skaski & Co; forty-seven pieces of duck for which I paid 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a piece—I received the goods through Pewtress & Co. and paid the prisoner for them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). The price of the duck per piece was 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-590-18751025 t18751025-590-punishment-25"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY McLOCHLAN</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the person of
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On the 12th October, at about 11.45 in the day, I went to a public-house by Tower Hill Stairs—I was in plain clothes—I there saw the three prisoners and the prosecutor Martin—he was drunk and appeared to be asleep—McLochlan was on the right side of him, and the other two on the left—the prosecutor was sitting on a stool and they in front of him—I was outside and looked through the doors and saw McLochlan put her hand in his pocket and take out some coppers—he did not wake up at that—I could see it was bronze, but not see exactly what it was—they then walked to the other side of the room—I waited outside some little time, and they had some refreshment—they then came out, all there together, and I followed them on to Tower Hill and got the assistance of another constable, and I took Kingston into custody and the other constable took the other women—I told her I should take her into custody for pick
<lb/>ing a man's pocket in the Tower Hill public-house, and she said she knew nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kingston.</hi> You asked me to go back to the public-house and inquire of the landlady whether a woman in the public-house didn't change a shilling and go to the door—I must have seen if you had spoken to anyone—the landlady said you had a pot of 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. ale, and changed a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece for it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE JURY</hi>. I don't know whether the prisoner's hand was empty when she put it into the. prosecutor's pocket—I saw the pence between her finger and thumb when she took it out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18751025-name-168" type="surname" value="MILES"/>
<interp inst="t18751025-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 792). I took the other two prisoners into custody with the assistance of another man—Harvey said she didn't know what she was being taken to the station for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18751025-name-169" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18751025-name-169" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Upper Barnsbury Street, and am a sales
<lb/>man—I don't remember the 12th October; I remember part of the day; I was drinking—I last remember being in St. Katherine's Docks along with the captain of a ship—I don't recollect any of the three prisoners—I didn't give leave to either of them to put their hand in my pocket—when I left home in the morning I had half a sovereign and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—I went to the Meat Market and bought a shoulder of mutton and sent it home by one of my boys, and I then went to a tailor's at the bottom of Fenchurch Street to buy a coat—I could not have much left, I had something; I don't know how much—I don't remember going into the public-house—the police had got the women when I returned to consciousness—I don't know whether I had anything in my waistcoat pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-170" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SPINNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found upon the prosecutor.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANTHONY JELLICOE</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18751025-593-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a gold watch chain, value 20
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18751025-593-offence-1 t18751025-name-173"/>Ebenezer Bouchier</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE PIPE</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18751025-594-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of 20
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-175" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Messrs. Coutt's, with whom Messrs. Peto keep an account and have done so for some years past—this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was presented for payment on the 6th March, and paid by me; I put my initials on it, and it is my cancelling—it was paid in gold, which I know by the entry in my book, which I made—I could not swear that it was the prisoner who presented it—I know him and have paid him cheques.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have paid him a large number of cheques—I will not swear that the prisoner presented this—they draw many cheques—I know Mr. William Peto's signature very well, this is a fair imitation—it is intended to be an imitation of their handwriting, certainly—it was the habit of the firm to draw open cheques—it was not their invariable practice to draw crossed cheques—for wages and other things they drew open cheques.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If a cheque is presented by anyone I know I do not scrutinise it so much, when I am acquainted with the handwriting.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-176" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SYKES</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at Bankside, and am a dealer in machinery, and have for many years had transactions with Peto Brothers, of Pimlico—I know nothing of this cheque produced, "Pay Henry Sykes for hire of crane"—it is an entirely fictitious transaction—I never saw it until the inquiry took place.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have had transactions with Messrs. Peto before—I do not think I have been paid a sum of 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—not that actual sum—I would not swear it from recollection—I have been paid greater and smaller ones, but I think not anything near that amount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Nothing was due to me at that time—I had been paid by cheque.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM HERBERT"/>WILLIAM HERBERT PETO</persName> </hi>. We carry on business as "Peto Brothers," and I am the manager of the firm and sign cheques—we keep an account with. Messrs. Coutts—this is the old cheque-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) extending from Sep
<lb/>tember, 1874 to 1875—the prisoner was in our service for about nine months; I am not sure from when till when (
<hi rend="italic">referring to cheque book</hi>)—he was in our employ in September, 1874, and was dismissed in June, 1875—he may have been a month or two longer—the body of this cheque is in his hand-writing, that I have no doubt; the signature is an imitation of mine; it is not mine—the prisoner's duty when in our employ with regard to cheques was to fill up the bodies and counterfoils when instructed to do so—on referring to the counterfoil of this cheque I find that the cheque has been filled up against the wrong counterfoil, i.e., he has filled up the counterfoil of (Minson & Locke, and the cheque of Henry Sykes—the next one is filled up to Henry Sykes, the same as the one before—I signed no cheque at that time payable to Henry Sykes—I think we had no transactions with him at that time—the bottom counterfoil I find is filled up "Quinter Colliery Company, for bricks, 54
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—we had transactions with, Collinson & Lock, and the Quinter Colliery Company, at the time—on com
<lb/>paring the cheques with their proper counterfoils I find some referring to the same thing—the two sums Collinson & Lock, are the same—at March 11th, the whole leaf of counterfoils has been taken out and gummed in, and while out it has been folded in two places—I did not examine the counterfoil book while the prisoner was in our employ—I have looked at it constantly, but not with the idea of auditing it at all—the prisoner had charge of the book—it would be his duty to keep it locked up—no one besides him and myself would have access to it without his knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was instructed to keep it locked up, I think either in the strong room or his own drawer—two of the three cheques
<hi rend="italic">composing</hi> the whole leaf, the top and bottom ones, are marked "cancelled"—it was prisoner's duty to fill up cheques when instructed to do so—I believe our accounts are kept in perfect order—the ledger is worked up to the present time—I have not it here; it is daily use—we have a good business and are sometimes very busy—as a rule my manager tells him when a cheque ought to be filled up—he tells him to fill up cheques for those who have sent in their accounts, and he puts ticks against them—I never knew the manager to tell him by mistake to fill up a cheque for an amount already paid—I examine every cheque myself—we have had transactions with Sykes before—I cannot say exactly about the money we "may have owed Sykes previously, it was not 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at all events—we might have owed him a few pounds for re
<lb/>pairing something—I don't know that Sykes was ever paid from this book at all—I don't think we paid him anything last year.—</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you always pay him by cheque?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Always by cheque—the whole sheet of counterfoils has been torn out—the signature on the cheque in question is a fair imitation of mine—I am not surprised at any cashier at Messrs. Coutts having cashed it, if the prisoner presented it, without looking at it very closely.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not think there is any payment to Sykes in this book, I think it would be safe to say not for nine months before March—perhaps he may have been paid 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., (not more), in the book before probably.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. The prisoner would draw out a list of the bills sent in, and the amounts, and the manager would examine him as to whether he had tested the bills to see if they were correct, and examine them himself, and put a tick himself—we invariably cross the cheques payable to tradespeople unless they told us they had no banking account, and could not get cash—they are nearly always crossed—I believe the word "cancelled" in the counterfoil is in the prisoner's handwriting—I rather think it is an imitation of mine—it is certainly not mine—it is my invariable custom to cancel any cheque I do not wish to be paid—I tear it up myself—it would not be the duty of the prisoner if a cheque were drawn in error to mark it "cancelled"—I understand the question—he would have no right to do so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I have been employed by Messrs. Collinson & Lock as cashier for the last five years—they have had transactions with Messrs. Peto—this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was received by my firm from Messrs. Peto, and passed through the bank in the ordinary course—this counterfoil refers to the same cheque—1,675 is evidently a counterfoil of the cheque in pay
<lb/>ment of the same amount exactly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you two cheques?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only one cheque—the cheque to which this counterfoil refers was never received by us—I should say from memory that we had only received that one cheque within a long period, at all events to that amount, 125
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-179" type="given" value="ISAAC EBENEZER"/>ISAAC EBENEZER BOUCH</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the Quinter Colliery Company—Messrs. Peto have had several transactions with us—I always receive cheques—this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was received from Messrs. Peto—I did not receive another cheque about the same time for the same amount, not near that time at all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on the 1st October—he made no reply to the charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-183" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SLOW</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Messrs. Benjamin Pardon, of Lovell's Court, Paternoster Row—on the 8th October, about 6.30, I was a few yards from the court when I saw two men (of whom the prisoner was one) with a barrow, on which were five reams of paper—I knew the paper, and I asked the prisoner where he was going to take it to—they were covering the paper with sacks—he said he was going to take it to some firm in Holborn; I think it was Poole's—I asked him where he got it from, and he said from Blackwood's, up Lovell's Court—there is a publisher there of that name, about 30 yards from us—I went back and looked into our premises, being the first door on the left up Lovell's Court, and I found the reams had been taken away by the way they had been stacked—I went back and overtook the two men with the paper at the-corner of Ivy Lane—they had taken the paper away—I said they had better come back and explain to Bhickwood's, because I believed it was out of our premises—the other man came back with me, and I turned round to go up
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had not seen the prisoner before to my knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When I told you the other man had run away, you told me to come up the road and see if I could find him—you asked me to go with you—you left the barrow and I got somebody to mind it, and walked up the road in search of a constable—you appeared to be sober—I did not see you take any paper; I said you had stolen the paper from seeing you in possession of it—you told the policeman that you were employed by the other man; I don't know anything about your understand
<lb/>ing that the party was employed at my place—I did not know the other man; I should not know him again.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 294). I was on duty on the day in question, and saw the last witness with the prisoner at the end of Pater
<lb/>noster Row, by Cheapside—the barrow was at the other end—the prisoner was given into my charge—I said "You will have to go back with me"—he said "I don't know anything about it"—I said "Do you know the other man?" and he said "No, I met him on the Viaduct; he said had some waste to move from Blackwood's in Paternoster Row, and I told him I would do it, and he gave me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—he took 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from his pocket and said "This is the 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. he gave me"—I asked him whose the barrow was, and he said the other man's; he didn't know anything about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 302). At about 7.45 on Friday night, the 8th October, I went to the prisoner's cell, when I found him suspended by this bit of string (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to the bar of the gate—I opened the gate and he broke down—he was much exhausted—in the course of a minute or so he came to himself, and said "All right, all right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was the worse for drink.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He was not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-186" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN ROWE</persName> </hi>. I live at Three Cups Yard, Holborn—I don't know the prisoner, except by lending him the barrow, which I did between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I lived in the hotel, 35, Rathbone Place, for some time, but do not now—I have been in business as a baker—I have no business yet in London—I am a working baker—I had a bed-room in the hotel, and on Monday, the 27th September, I had a trunk in the bedroom—I only left it open once—I had in it seven notes of 1,000 francs each, and other smaller ones—I saw them safe in the trunk on the Monday, at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon—I missed them on the Wed
<lb/>nesday following at 4.30—I had not left the trunk unlocked at any time between Monday at 3 o'clock and the time I missed the notes—I remember leaving the key in the trunk when we went to the table d'hote' for dinner on Tuesday at 6.30; I left the bedroom locked, and the key was in my pocket—that was the only occasion on which I left the key in the trunk—we were absent at dinner for about an hour—I did not find anyone in the room on my return or observe anything—on a former occasion, when we "went out and left the room in disorder, we found on our return that it had been done up, but on that day the room had been done already before we went down—on the occasion of finding the room had been done up in my</p>
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<p>absence I had the key in my pocket as well—while I was at the hotel the prisoner was in the habit of attending to the room—when I discovered the loss of the money on the Wednesday I went to the police and gave in
<lb/>formation, and at once made known my loss to the landlord—the prisoner had told me that the hotel was for sale, and he heard me talk about pur
<lb/>chasing it, and saw us go over it to inspect it—he knew that we had money, because we had told him we had not enough to purchase the hotel—the prisoner was charged on the Wednesday afternoon at Cremorne Gardens.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Sometimes the housemaid helped you to make the room up—nobody asked me to give up the key for that purpose; we had it always in our possession—I never asked for the key, and I never heard you say "The housemaid has got it"—I never found the key behind the door—on the Wednesday I found out my loss.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-190" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS VERRIEST</persName> </hi>. I am the head-waiter at this hotel—the prisoner had been under waiter for three months; he left on Wednesday morning, 29th September, between 9.30 and 10 o'clock—he had not given notice to the landlord or to me, and I did not pay him any money—there were three days' wages due to him—I saw him go away; I did not know he was not coming back—I thought he was going on an errand—he had no things with him except his hat on, the same he has got on now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A few days before you left something happened about the wine; you said the governor had spoken to you, and if he did so again in that way you would leave the place—I told you you had no business to take any notice of that, that the governor didn't accuse you of doing wrong—it was about a small bottle or two of wine—I advised you not to go away; there was nothin against you except a small bottle or two of wine which had been lost amongst the servants.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. I gave the prisoner into custody at Cremorne on Wed
<lb/>nesday evening, at about 10.50, from information the prosecutor received from a man who was out with the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-191" type="given" value="PIERRE"/>PIERRE GAUTIER</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the hotel, Rathbone Place—the pri
<lb/>soner was in my service for about three months—he went away without saying anything to me—he gave me no notice.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-192" type="given" value="LEON"/>LEON FLORENCE</persName> </hi>. I am kitchen waiter at the hotel—on Wednesday, the 29th September, the prisoner left about 10 o'clock—I was every night in his company—I lent him 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in various sums, out of which he paid me back 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., he owing me now 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I lent him the week preceding the robbery 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. only.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not tell me you had left your money at home; you asked me to lend you 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., as you wanted to sleep with a woman—I lent you 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. first, and about two weeks after you returned it to me—that was about three weeks before you went away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18751025-name-193" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am a postman, and have delivered a great many letters it the hotel in Rathbone Place—I remember delivering one there on Tues
<lb/>day, the 28th. September, a registered letter—r don't know exactly the lame that was on it—there was only one registered letter left there; there nay have been other letters—there was only one foreign letter; I had a eceipt—it was for one of the waiters at the hotel; I could not say for ertain that I handed him this letter—I believe it was addressed "Leva-astjeur," and had the post-office stamp of 28th September on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It was to myself he gave the letter on that day.</p>
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