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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 29th, 1876, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MELLOR</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-3" type="given" value="ANTHONY"/>ANTHONY CLEASBY</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTAR CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-5" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; The, Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSELL GURNEY</hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCARTHUR</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P.,
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-7" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi> Esq;
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-8" type="given" value="SIMEON CHARLES"/>SIMEON CHARLES HADLET</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-9" type="given" value="GEORGE SWAN"/>GEORGE SWAN NOTTAGE</persName> </hi>, Esq., others of the Aldermen of the said City Sir
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>. Knt., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of. the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-11" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate holden for the said city, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-12" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDGAR BREFFIT</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY HOMEWOOD CRAWFORD</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COTTON, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1876.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>day" I sent for a constable and gave him in charge—I gave the constable the piece of the florin with the other florin my daughter gave me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 304). I was sent for by Mr. Wells and received the prisoner in custody—he said it was very hard it was a mistake—he resisted all the way to the station; I had to get the assistance of the landlord and another constable—I searched him at the station and found on him thirteen counterfeit florins ten counterfeit half Crowns, four counterfeit half-sovereigns, and a counterfeit crown piece, all wrapped in separate par
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<p>pocket—I did not do. so—he bad 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money on him—i received from Mr. Wells this counterfeit florin and this piece of a florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-18" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WERSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—this florin and piece of a florin are both bad—here are also thirteen, counterfeit florins and amongst them eight are from the same mould as the first uttered florin there are ten counterfeit half-crowns all from one mould, and four bad half-sovereigns all from the same mould; also a bad crown piece.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I can only say what I have said in the letter I sent to the Magistrate, which I wish attached to the depositions." (
<hi rend="italic">In this letter and in his defence the prisoner alleged that he received the coins in question from persons whom he accidently came in communication with and that his object was to bring them to justice.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1876.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The Postmaster told you that some body was given in charge for passing bad money some time before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman SR</hi> 44). on 2nd march bolt called me and I took the prisoner—I only found two coppers on him—he gave three addresses which were all false—he was remanded and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-35" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HUGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the duke's head Museum Street—on 10th May, about 8. p.m. I served the prisoner with 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of lime juice—I do not remember what coin he gave me br what change I gave him—after I had had my supper he came in again and tendered a florin for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of whiskey—I tested it and asked him if he was aware that it was bad; he made no reply but gave me a good one—I spoke to my mistress and he ran off leaving me with the goodhorin and the change—the potman ran after him and brought him back—I gave the (bad florin my mistress—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You have been Mithe honse before and we have found bad money after you left, buteould not say that you tended it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GREENER</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Duke's head—on 10th may the last witness spoke to me and the prisoner ran of—I overtook him and brought him back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was called to the duke's head and the prisoner was given into my custody with the bad florin—ha Was not the worse for drink—he gave two addresses, both false—I only found a good half-crown on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to the Mint—these coins are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">he was further changed with a previous conoiction of like offerce in August</hi>, 1867,
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have only been home from China eight months I went to this market and met a gentleman I had known in China Mr. Dennis, who owed me some money which I had lent him I asked for it, and he told me to take this pony and cart and keep them till he came and settled with me; I workek at the meat market with them everyday, which nobody would do who had stolen them; I also went to whitechapel Market, where the prosecutor lives not knowing that it it was stolen. About three weeks afterwards my, brother, came and said "That pony and cart you have got is stolen, the person you got it of has taken you in," and I said that I would get rid of it I drove it to Bethnal Green, and left it there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1876.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't tell whether he had anything in his hand when he struck me, I saw nothing I con't say how long I was insensible—this occurred on the gravel alongside the pavement—I fell on the gravel just by the kerb—I have not been right since—I don't know what I did when I went to the station—the prisoner was drunk—I struck him with my staff because he had got away once from Butler, and he struggled so violently I thought he would have got away again—I did not hif him very hard—I did not hurt him—he never complained of it at the station, and there was no mark on him—I hit him on the head, I did not hit him as hard as he hit me by a long odds—a good many people collected about.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> K 604) I was with Horne, we went into the garden of 43
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and saw a man lying on the step of the house—we roused roused him up after a time and were abont to bring him out of the garden, the prisoner came in from the street and said I want to know the No of this house—Horne showed it him—he then came and seized hold of the man I had in custody, and required to know what was going to be done with him—seeing he was drunk, Horne advised him to go away—he said he lived in that house—Horne told him if he did to go in doors—he then said he lived higher up in Jubilee Street—they then left the garden together, Horne was, pulling him out when he found that he did not live there—I re
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Chaiinelsea Court—on the morning of 16th April I was in the Mile End Road; I saw Peek there—my attention was called to a man lying on a gentleman's doorstep—Horne came up after
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-63" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORBISH</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon of Kent House, Bow—I was at the station-house when, Horne came in—he had a wound, over the left eye brow about three-quarters of an inch long—both the nasal bones on the bridge were fractured and displaced—I replaced them; there was an immense amount of swelling ou both sides the nose, which was twice its natural size, and there was a good deal of blood—he was also suffering from conoussion of the brain, he did not know what was being done to him when he came into the station—he was in most extreme danger, I have been constantly attending him ever since; he has been unable to resume duty indeed he is barely able to come here now—I don't know that he will ever be able to go back to duty—the extreme seriousness of the case other than its remark
<lb/>able violence was hardly shown till twenty four hours afterwards, when he became delirious for two or three nights—since then the more urgent symptoms have subsided, but he has now all the symptoms of a severely shaken nervous system, constant headache, and he cannot rest at night and all his bodily functions are upset.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had been unwell previous to this, and had only resumed duty about four days; he had caught a cold in the diseharge of his—duty, and that was succeeded by a cough—I should not call him a strong man by any meaus, he is not consumptive—I should doubt whether such an injury could have been inflicted with the naked fist—I have been of that opinion all along, and have said so—the man must be an exceedingly powerful man to smash the nose as he did—the prisoner is a very well-knit man, he is an engineer—the injury to the eyebrow might possibly be cansed by a fall on he gravel, but there was no gravel about the weund, and I think the man fell on the flat of his back—a man struck on the nose would be more likely to fall back than on his face—I, happened to be at the station attending to a wounded prisoner when Horne was brought in, he staggered in and had to be accommodated with a seat—his head is bound up to relieve the throbbing, not for any wound.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>. I There was not a great crowd in Cheap-side, at the time—it was the night of the Prince of Wales's visit to Guild-half—he had not returned from the ball. I think; some of the people were coming away, I was making haste to get there, I was passing along on the</p>
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<p>payement, I had no difficulty in getting by—I did not call out "Gentle
<lb/>men's servants to the rescue"—I asked if there was anyone that would assist me among the crowd that collected when I and Preist were struggling—I only lost possession of the cloaks once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. There were nine persons round me at the time I was struck—I did not see Mr. Martin there to my knowledge—I don't recognise him; he might have been the gentleman who helped me to hold Preist—he did not point out Preist as the man who had struck me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-91" type="given" value="ZEPHANIAH DEACON"/>ZEPHANIAH DEACON BERRY</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer of 10, Buckingham Palace Road—Rodway was acting as footman for me on this day, this coat is mine, and these are my daughter's cloaks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-92" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL GREENFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 595), At 1.30 this morning, I was in Cheapside, I heard a call of police—I went up, there Was a crowd of people—I went to a policeman on horseback and asked him to turn his horse round so that I might get at the prisoner—Rodway had hold of Preist I got him behind the horse's legs and got hold of, him, at the same time a gentleman took the two ladies' cloaks from Preist's arm; I am quite certain of that—he was going to hand them to Rodway and I said "I will take possession of them"—I took hold of Preist, and he was given into custody—he said nothing at the time—on the, way to the station he was rough, and I was obliged to get assistance from some one else, and another officer assisted me with him to the station—he was very violent—fifty or sixty people followed us to the station—I did not see Stephens till he was brought into the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>. I did not say at the police-court "The two jackets were on Preist's arm, I believe;" I said they were handed from him by some one else, who it was I don't know: I said I believed it was Mr. Martin, but I could not swear it—there were a number of rough's about, surrounding the struggle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-93" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW MCLEARY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 600). I was in Cheapside—Rodway made a complaint to me, I went with him to Bow Lane station, I saw Stephens standing outside—Rodway pointed him out and said "That is the man that assaulted me," and he gave him into my custody—he said he was innocent, I found on him two keys, a rule, and 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-94" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a reporter, and live 14, Peabody's Buildings, Blackfriars—about 1.30 I was going down Cheapside, I saw Rodway—he called out for help—I went up to him and saw he had a lacerated wound on the top of the eye, he was bleeding profusely, no one seemed to help him, he pointed out Preist, and I laid hold of him and held him till the arrival of the mounted police—he was then handed over to one of the City police; I followed him—the first I saw of Stephens was outside the Bow Lane Police-station in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-95" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT RIGG</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman and live in Southgate Road—I was in Cheapside on this Saturday—I saw a crowd, and heard the prosecutor calling out for help—I went up and saw him and Preist struggling together—the police came up and Preist was taken to the station—I did not see the jackets until I got to the station, and did not see Stephens till he Was brought in there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-96" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT DAWSON</persName> </hi>. I am a porter in the employ of the Great Western Railway Company, Stephens is also a porter in that service, I have known him about a month—on the night of the Prince's visit to the City he</p>
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<p>in my company—we left work about 12 o'clock—we were on duty at the railway from 11 a.m. till 12 p.m.—we went to the Magog public house in Cheapside and then went towards Guildhall to see the people come away—we saw two policemen going across the
<hi rend="italic">road</hi>, with a young man between them in custody, and we followed down to the station and stood outside the door for about a minute or two, when two policemen came and took Stephens from my side—I had been in his company all the time—if he had struck the prosecutor or attempted to help preist in robbing him I must have seen him—he did not do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the time he was taken from my side there was no crowd, not above nine or ten persons—the station is not aboye 50 yards from Guildhall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-97" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer and paper dealer at 115 Rodney Street, Walworth, and Fulwood's Rents, Holborn—I do not know either of the prisoners—I was in Cheapside on the night of the Prince's visit to the City—I saw the prosecutor with some rugs or cloaks beneath his arm pushing his way towards Guildhall—he turned round and said something to Preist and struck him on the nose, and Preist struck him in the eye, the prosecutor seized him by the collar with his right hand and holloaed it "Gentlemen's servants to the rescue police I will give this man in custody for assaulting me and Preist said "Let go of me" and the persons standing round said "why not let the man go you struck him?" he said "I shan't, he has assaulted me" and he kept holloaing out for gentlemen's servants to come to the rescue—he threw the cloaks on the ground—he did not fall at all, he was grasping this man all the time by the collar, the pair of them were struggling together—there was a young girl there with her father and mother, and she picked up a coat and held it till the prosecutor and a policeman came and the prosecutor snatched it from her—I only saw the coat, he had the others beneath his left arm he never let go of them—he was decidedly intoxicated—he said nothing about charging the man with robbery—I thought it was simply an assgult—I went to the station that same might but they would not listen to me they turned me out—I saw the case reported the newspaper on the Thursday, and on Friday I went to the Mansion House, the clerk directed me to Messrs. Wontner, who appeared for one of the prisoners, and I was told to come here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go before the Magistrate because I though it was only a question of assault—I saw the prosecutor hleeding from the eye—there were thirty or forty people round him—it was a hard blow I Should think—he did not fall in my (presence—he could not fall he was holding the man too tight to fall—I had never seen the prisoners before to my knowledge—I have never been in trouble or charged with anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-98" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). I should not think the prosecutor was intoxicated, he mighty, perhaps, have had a glass or two, I saw no appearance of it, he was excited; he decidedly knew what he was doing—I did not see the cloaks under his arm at the time he was struggling with Preist—I was holding him up and looking up at his face, fearing he should strike me, and I did not notice the cloaks—I think I should have noticed them if they had been there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-99" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT RIGG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). The prosecutor did not appear, to me to be intoxicated—he and Preist were both down on the ground When I saw them first. I am positive of that—he had not the cloaks under his arm then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-100" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL GREENFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). The prosecutor was not intoxicated, he seemed a little bit faint at the station, and the blood was dropping from him—I got him some water and then he seemed better—he did not appear in the least excited when I first saw him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BERRY</hi>. He was not intoxicated on that night certainly, and never was since he has been in my employ.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-103" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL MILLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, St. Ann Street, Westminster—I am on the town—on Tuesday, the 10th of this month, between 8 and 9 o'clock, I was at the Elms public-house with a soldier named Mitchell, the prisoner came in and paid for two pots of beer—we all three left and went to the White Horse and had something to drink there—the prisoner called me outside and wanted me to take him home—I said I could not—he struck me across the side of the jaw with his cane, also on my hand, and knocked me down, I got up and said "I have a good mind to go to the barracks and report you"—he said "What do you say?" and used language which I cannot explain in Court—he then knocked" me down again and stabbed me in the lip with a knife that he had before that in the evening cleaned his pipe with—it bled—he then ran away—I detained Mitchell by his. belt and a constable and a sentry came up—on the Thursday morning I was taken to the barracks, the men were paraded before me, and I picked the prisoner out directly—I am quite positive he is the man that gave toe the blow—I had never seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I detained Mitchell till he would let me know who his
<hi rend="italic">chum</hi> was, and he would not; he gave me a false name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-104" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the Westminster hospital—I saw the prosecutrix there on the 10th at 11.15 at night—she was bleeding from an incised wound over the left eye, about half an inch long, extending to the bone, such as would be produced by this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I did not notice her lip.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am a private in the 3rd Batalion of Grenadier Guards—I was at the White Horse public-house on the evening of 9th May with the prisoner—the prosecutrix was not there with us; there were several prostitutes there—after we left the public-house a woman came and caught hold of my belt and gave me in charge to the police for assaulting her—she was bleeding from a wound above the left eye—the military police came and took me to the barracks—I don't know who the woman was—I never saw the prosecutrix that evening.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-106" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BARRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer B</hi> 416). On 11th May I took the prosecutrix to the Wellington Barracks, the men were paraded, and she pointed out the prisoner without any hesitation—Mitchell was not present—the prisoner gave up this knife to me at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-107" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 416). About 11.30 on 9th May I was in Strutton Ground, Westminster; hearing a disturbance at the top of Pearl Street I went there and saw the prosecutrix bleeding, and Mitchell standing by her, she had Mitchell's cap in her hand—she said "I have been stabbed in the eye by a soldier who has run away"—I asked Mitchell his name and he gave the name of Willing—he was very violent and ran away—the bar rack police came up and they had to put the handcuffs on him—she did not</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Do you think if I had committed the crime with that knife I should have kept it in my possession two days? I never saw the woman to my recollection till she came and identified me at the barracks.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DOMENICO GIARDONI</hi>. I am a waiter in the service of Mr. Beaumout, in King Street, Long Acre—I also work at the skating rink—about 11.30 on Monday night, 24th April, I left the rink, with a friend; I parted from him at Compton Street and came on by myself to King Stree—I met the prisoner in Earl Street, I knew him—he asked how—I was getting on—I answered him And went on, and when I had got a little further he comes with some other fellows and
<hi rend="italic">catches</hi> hold of me one by my neck and one from behind and unbottoned my waistcoat and took my watch and the prisoner put his hands in my trousers pocket and took my money; one of them squeezed my throat so hard that I could not call out—I went home to my masters and next day I saw the prisoner in the bar, I went out got a policeman and gave him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Ihad seen him in the house many times before—I did not tell my master of the robbery that night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-110" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOREMAN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Golden Cross public-house, in King Street, Long Acre—I know the prisoner by sight from using the house—he was there on the Monday night from 12 o'clock to 12.30 and went out with the rest—it is about two minutes' walk from Earl Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He came in the next night) as usual—the prosecutor lodges at my house, and is engaged at the skating rink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PERRY</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-113" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BEST</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to James Asser, of 80 and 81 Strand—he sells billiard balls—on 1st March the prisoner came in—I know him before by sight—he asked me for a set of billiard balls and a pool basket; I got the balls out they were 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,—he said he would leaye the basket—he tender
<lb/>ed me this cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. he said he came from Mr. Lavell, of the Greyhound, Sydenham, and that he wanted the balls particularly for use that same evening, as they had met with an accident with one of the balls—I said I could not give him change then it was too late it was about 7 o'clock and Mr. Asser had gone—I asked him to call in the morning for the change, he said he would—he took the three billiard balls with him and left the cheque and the basket—I sent the cheque to the bank by our cashier an the morning and it came back marked "forged"—the prisoner did not come for the change—I afterwards went with the detective to arrest him in Spa</p>
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<p>Road, Bermondsey—Mr. Asser shewed me this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) the same morning he received it, I was present when the constable showed it to the prisoner; he asked if it was his hand-writing and he said it was; it is signed "A Dupe."</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-114" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SCOTTER</persName> </hi>. I am deputy manager of the Ludgate Hill branch of the City Bank—Mr. Lavell keeps an account there; this cheque is not signed by him; it is a very poor imitation—it was presented over the counter and refused payment; we had a customer named Dunlop and this was one of the cheques delivered out to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-115" type="surname" value="DUNLOP"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-115" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DUNLOP</persName> </hi>. I am a printer of New Street, Smithfield—I kept an account at the Ludgate Hill branch of the City Bank; I lost my cheque-book some time in March I do not know how; I did not keep it under lock and key—I have been accustomed to carry it about with me for eleven years and never lost it before—I can't tell what has become of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-116" type="surname" value="LAVELL"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-116" type="given" value="JAMES DANIEL FRANCIS"/>JAMES DANIEL FRANCIS LAVELL</persName> </hi>. I am a wine merchant and live at Sydenham—I keep an account at the Ludgate Hill branch of the City Bank, this cheque is not signed by me or with my authority—I know nothing whatever about it—I did not on 1st March request any one to buy a set of billiard balls—I kept the Greyhound at that time—I know the prisoner, his brother kept my billiard room and after he absconded the prisoner took possession of it for eight or ten days, that is about eighteen months back, I knew him by the name of Lawrence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-117" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WELLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on 6th May at the Spa Tavern, Bermondsey—I told him I charged him with uttering a forged cheque at Mr. Asser's in the Strand on 1st March—he said "Yes; I will tell you the truth, a man gave it to me to change" I said "Yes; your brother" he said "Yes it was, he told me he wanted to spite Lavell; I tried to sell the billiard balls at the King's Head but I could not, so I gave them him back"—he said his brother had pawned them in the Essex Road—I showed him this letter, he said "That is my writing." (
<hi rend="italic">The letter was sign
<lb/>ed "A Dupe" and contained a statement that he had received the cheque from a man who described himself as a billiard marker at Mr. Lavell's; in his state
<lb/>ment before the Magistrate and also in his defence, he stated that he had received it from his brother.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-388-18760529 t18760529-388-punishment-23"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1876.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HUMPHRIES</hi> (28)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY SMITH</hi> (38)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD HOUGHTON</hi> (22)</persName>,
<persName id="def4-389-18760529" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def4-389-18760529" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="def4-389-18760529" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="def4-389-18760529" type="given" value="MARY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ROBINSON</hi> (53)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18760529-389-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully conspiring with other persons to obtain, and obtaining by false pretences, sixty trusses of hay the property of
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-122" type="surname" value="GREENFIELD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18760529-389-offence-1 t18760529-name-122"/>Sarah Frances Greenfield</persName>, and other goods of other persons.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BULWER</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BEASLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DICEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecu
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Smith, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Houghton.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-123" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-123" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I have been for some years asso
<lb/>ciated with the late Inspector Fay in making inquiries about the long firm—at the beginning of last year I was making inquiries about an attempt to get a horse from the Hon. Mr. Bethel—our inquiries then were about a firm</p>
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<p>called Baxter and Co., who carried on business at 27, George Street, Chelsea Market—their alleged business was corn, potato, and provision dealers—in the course of that inquiry we apprehended four persons, White, the two Carruthers, and a girl called Florence Nuth—they were convicted here last May, with the exception of White (
<hi rend="italic">See Vol.</hi> 82
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 67)—I found at 27, George Street a number of bags containing sawdust in the front parlour—there was no appearance of legitimate business being carried on there—Florence Nuth lived on the premises—we could not find the person there who took the premises, but he has been found since, his name is Charles Nuth—the business was carried on in the name of T. Baxter—in the course of our inquiries we found that another business was carried" on at 6, Oxford Market? in the name of Byrne and Son, and we had many complaints in reference to that business—I know of goods beng forcibly removed from there by the police and being sent back—I was present at the May Session last year when Nuth and the Carrutbers were put on their trial, and Browning, Baxter and Renouff also; they were convicted; I heard them tried; the charge was obtaining—by false pretences and fraud—I have seen the writing in which, the conspiracy was carried on and know it as the writing of J. Baxter and Byrne and Co., and in my judgment they were the same writing—Smith and Renouff carried on business at 16, High Holborn, those were rooms—taken for the purpose of receiving letters only—they were horse dealers and general agents for the purpose of the purchase of cattle—I have sail that I have seen Browning go there, but from inquiries I have made since I I had rather withdraw that statement—the business of George Johnson was carried on at 776, Old Kent Road as corn dealers and general merchants, and another business was afterwards carried on in the name of Robinson at 21, St. John Street, Smithfield, as meat salesman, poultry dealer, and pro
<lb/>vision and general merchants, and they had a room at Adelphi House, Strand to receive letters—I apprehended the prisoner Houghton on 7th March last at Buttesland Street, Hoxton, and told him he would be charged with con
<lb/>spiring with J. Humphries, a prisoner in custody, and others, in defraudiug people in various parts of the country by purporting to carry on business at Chelsea Market and other places, 16, High Holborn, 6, Oxford Mar
<lb/>ket, and 50, Barbican, in the name of Baxter and Co., Smith and Renouff, Byrne and Son, and J. Robinson—he said "I am very sorry, I have been led into
<hi rend="italic">this by Jim Humphries and others</hi>, all I did at Chelsea Market was to fetch the letters for which I was paid 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week," and he said "All I did at John Street was to take the shop, for which Humphries paid me," and that he had taken goods from both places and did not know where they came from and he got very little for them, but that Humphries was the prime mover in the whole affair—he further said that he had tried to get away from this business, but that Humphries was continually persuading him to assist in carrying on these frauds—I had assisted Inspector Sayer and Ser
<lb/>geant Roots in apprehending Humphries the day before, and saw some thou
<lb/>sands of documents found in his lodging—he was living there in the name of C. Parry—there were a great number of newspapers, directories and other papers—I do not know by whom the shop in Oxford Market was carried on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLUMS</hi>. I saw a woman named Parry there once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I have devoted the greater part of my time for three years to this matter—I took Browning in custody—he was charged with conspiring with Baxter—he was first tried at this Court for</p>
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<p>obtaining goods by false pretences and sentenced to five years' penal servi
<lb/>tude, and then tried with nine others and convicted of a general conspiracy to defraud—I cannot go into the evidence against Browning, but he was found guilty on several charges—Baxter pleaded guilty and they tried him only for conspiracy—I do not produce any letter from Baxter—I cannot say that I have had considerable experience in long firm cases, but I am acquainted with more than fifty or sixty names in the metropolis—I know George Bristow well; I will not saw whether he is a swindler, he is not in custody here—I followed you and spoke to you on top of an omnibus; I told you that you would be charged with defrauding different people in the name of J. Robinson, you said that you never heard the name, you would not get off the omnibus and I said that I would pull you off if you did not—I never threatened your wife—I had watched you at the news rooms copying advertisements largely for some time—I went into a public-house and found your wife drinking with a little ginger-whiskered chap and brought her outside—am I bound to answer these questions?—the man is not here but he is in custody in Newgate—he told me that he had been led into frauds by you, and it was only by getting you given in custody that he could escape from you—I watched him into Charles Street, Knightsbridge—he took me there in order that he might escape from you; his motive was to get you apprehended that he might escape from your toils—I had not arranged with him that your wife might be decoyed from home that I might gain possession of the papers—I told him to come to you and tell you that the detectives were after you—Ringer has not absconded from his bail, I saw him yesterday afternoon—I shall not say whether the little carrotty man was Frank Hall—I rang the bell and he opened the door—I had to pretend that I was a friend of yours before I could get the door open—I did not then rush upstairs, I spoke to him, and he at once admitted it, and said that you had let him into it—I found nothing in your possession connected with any firm, except one paying-in book of the Provident Bank—it is not possible that I wrongly heard what took place, because he repeated it several times, and sat down and cried till he was nearly broken hearted—there was a long conversation, I was there half an hour—when I had finished my evidence at Bow Street, Houghton said something, and I believe he denied what I had said—he said that you were the means of preventing his getting an honest living—I did not put Ford in the box because Mr. Vaughan stopped the case and said that his time was engaged; and it was not for me to put witnesses into the box—Mr. Wontner had charge of the case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I have been two years and a half making inquiries about other frauds in different parts of the country, and I know a great deal about them—I never saw any writing of Houghton's except in a copy book at his lodgings, in which he was learning to write—his writing is very imperfect, he is a most illiterate man—I found a lot of bill heads and memoranda and all kinds of writing, but I do not think I ever saw any of Houghton's writing—we had some conversation at the door, and I told him I must go up and search the place; he said "I am very sorry for it, my name is Houghton, I took the shop for Humphries, I was paid to do it"—he also said that he had been led into it by
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi> Humphries, who was the prime mover—Houghton had been in the employment of Messrs. Butterfield and Co., Goswell Street, bonnet shape makers, up to that day, and they knew him very well—he has, I believe, been some years with them—I also find</p>
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<p>that he was at Hardings', a bonnet shop, but I do not know how long—I know that Houghton and his wife kept a beer-house for several months, they left it in September—when a person goes into a beer-house, the police make enquiries as to his character—he has to give his address and a reference where he has been working, and I believe in the case of trans
<lb/>ferring a license to another person the Inspector at the Sessions would make his report as to the character of the man—Houghton has lived in that district almost all his life, but I do not know how many addresses he had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never saw Houghton before he was apprehended—Hum
<lb/>phries is the man I have looked after for the last two years or more.</p>
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<persName id="t18760529-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-124" type="surname" value="SAYER"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-124" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SAYER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I took Humphries on the 6th March, at 10, Charlotte Street, Sloane Street, and told him I apprehended him on a warrant charging him, with other persons, with defrauding various persons in different parts 'of the country—I searched him and. found on him tele
<lb/>grams and letters, a draft, a bill head, and a document connected with Mr. Southern—I told him what he was charged with.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> Morgan went on the omnibus, and I heard him say "I don't know who you are, but I shall arrest you as J. Robinson"—I kept you in a waiting-room and never placed you in a cell—the warrant was read to you and I took you to Southwark and charged you—you were committed to Bow Street—the proceedings at Southwark lasted about five minutes and you were committed to Bow Street—you told me that Smith is undergoing a sentence of two years at Wandsworth as John Baxter, and that Samuel Burham is undergoing a sentence for obtaining goods by false pretences from the Mayor of Biddefbrd—I am aware that Houghton was. never at the office in his life—what I have done has been done under the direction of Mr. Wontner, who conducts the prosecution—you did not give your address as 10, Charles Street, till you were pressed for it, and then you knew that I was aware of it—I found on you a receipt for one week's rent of your rooms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>. I did not find any papers in the room—I do not know Houghton's writing—none of the papers I found are in writing like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-125" type="surname" value="BOOTS"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-125" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOOTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I have been engaged in investigating these long firm frauds—Sergeant Morgan and I apprehended. Humphries—we found nearly 6,000 envelopes at his place addressed to. fishmongers, poulterers, and game dealers throughout the kingdom; also some packets of letters in different hands, from correspondents in the country relating to differ
<lb/>ent frauds, marked by Humphries, stating what the reply had been; they had reference to one firm, George Johnson, of the Old Kent Road, and among them were several summonses and County Court writs, and others had reference to Robinson, of 21, St. John Street, Smithfield Market—there was another packet relating to C. Perry, of 76, Charlotte Street; the address at which I found them—I also found some hundred advertisements cut out from country newspapers of which these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are specimens—I also found a receipt for one week's rent of Adelphi House, Strand, lying on the table—I found thirteen cheque books, two of the Co-operative Bank, and twelve of other banks, some of which contained counterfoils relating to these firms—in this cheque-book of the Clarendon Bank here is a counterfoil of a cheque to Mrs. Drew for rent of the premises of Baxter, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., not dated—here is another dated, but it has no year—Mrs. Drew is the landlady of the pre
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<p>hired by Baxter—here are letters addressed to Johnson, 776, Old Kent Road, and to Robinson at 21, St. John Street, and various bill heads adver
<lb/>tising that they are salesmen of pork, butter, and eggs, and that all letters are to be sent to Adelphi Honse, Strand, and all consignments to an address in the Meat Market—I apprehended Mary Robinson on 22nd March at Bow Street—she came there out of curiosity—I had known her since the early part of February and we had been waiting for her—I saw her at 20, St. John Street on several occasions, and I know that she lived there and looked after the business, but I never saw either of the other prisoners there—she made a statement to me with reference to 20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, on 10th February, when I called there and asked her who had the control of the shop—she said that Humphries and Houghton had taken it and put her in to receive consignments of goods, that they had treated her badly, and she was determined to
<hi rend="italic">round</hi> on them; that she had known Houghton from his boy-hood, and Humphries a long time, as on Humphries leaving prison in 1871 he had gone to live with Barnes, who she said was a well-known swindler, at Eagle Street, City Road, and that she was then living with Barnes, and that goods were brought there from the country and the whole thing was a swindle, and she would
<hi rend="italic">round</hi> on them—she said that she remembered receiving some pigs at 21, St. John Street, and that they were taken away in the night—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is an alphabetical list of tradesmen which I found, comprised in nineteen sheets or more, with their addresses; here are pork butchers and game dealers all over the country.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> Robinson said that you left the premises in 1873, but I know it was another date—I have not found out who opened the accounts of these twelve cheque-books—I have been several times to 75a, Strand to see Mr. Robinson, but I never could see him—I saw his name upon a brass plate on the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Robinson.</hi> You did not say anything about the pigs being there more than one night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-126" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-126" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN DREW</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Drew, of 64, John Street, Chelsea Market—in August, 1874, I had the letting of the shop and parlour, 27, George Street, Chelsea Market—I let it to a young man who went by the name of J. Baxter, and who has been tried here in the name of Charles Nuth—he and his sister Florence took possession and were there till last February twelve months—I received the rent 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week up to the last two months—they gave me a cheque on the Clarendon Bank, for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—goods used to come there by railway vans, and they were taken away in carts directly afterwards by the prisoner Smith—I have seen that done half a dozen times, or perhaps more—I have seen Smith with Baiter, and with other men when goods have been taken away—Smith was very active, and I always considered him to be one of the masters—when they were apprehended the premises were closed till after May last—I saw a lot of bags of sawdust in the shop, that was the stock in trade—I have seen Houghton there frequently, and Humphries about twice, not more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>. I told them I suspected that it was a dishonest business—I saw Smith sometimes in the day, and sometimes in the evening, he used to take away the goods openly—he was more like a master than a servant—I saw him both outside and in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I saw you two or three times—I live directly opposite, and you could hardly enter without my seeing you—you sometimes wore an overcoat, and sometimes that kind of coat, you walked</p>
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<p>rather lame—you were sometimes alone, and I once saw you with some one—I did not see you alone at Cottage Row station, when I went to identify you, I saw you with a lot of men—it is not possible that I have made a mistake in you—I did not make a mistake in swearing to Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. He took the place twelve months ago last August—I remember the Carruthers, one was rather fair, and one was darker—one of them was not like Houghton, he was different in fea
<lb/>tures—I saw Houghton there repeatedly—I knew none of them by name—I was a witness on the trial of Carruthers, but did not say anything about his name being Houghton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is so long ago that I cannot say whether I ever saw Smith in company with the Carruthers—I saw Smith take some sheep away—I have not mentioned that before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-127" type="surname" value="DREW"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DREW</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness, we lived opposite No. 27—I recognise the three male prisoners as being there, and Smith came with a cart several times, and took things away—he came with the Car
<lb/>ruthers and took some boxes away with eggs and butter—I saw sheep taken away, and pigs, egg powder, and everything you can think of—sometimes the things were removed ten minutes after they arrived, and sometimes an hour, and sometimes in the night; other people were employed in taking them away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>. I have seen Smith there a dozen times with a horse and cart taking things away with the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> Six or seven persons were placed with you, and I said "You are the man that I know, but I don't know your name"—I saw you at George Street, four or five times, and the last time you had a muffler round your neck—you had whiskers and you walked lame.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. They came about August and left about Christmas—this is the first time I have given evidence—I was not examined at the police-court—I live opposite and work out of doors—I am a building material dealer, and when I am at business I am away buying materials—I have communicated with the police about these people twenty different times—the first time was before they had been there a month—I have seen at least twenty persons come and go there—I am the landlord of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. When I have seen Smith there it has always been with a horse and cart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-128" type="surname" value="VAUGHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-128" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS VAUGHAN</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher and cattle dealer of Glen Neath, Glamorganshire—on 18th October, 1874, I received this commmunication from J. Baxter, dated the 17th—it has a printed heading, "J. Baxter, George Street, Chelsea Market." (
<hi rend="italic">This requested to be informed of the lowest cask price at which the witness could supply Welsh mutton throughout the season.</hi>) I answered that and received this other letter on 24th October. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed J. Baxter, and ordered a regular supply of Welsh mutton for the next six weeks at the prices quoted, and promising to remit the amount for the first five carcases.</hi>) I sent off five carcases of sheep and received this telegram, "Sheep actually to hand this day, quality satisfactory, please arrange for twenty-five more to-morrow, draft by post to-night"—on 5th November I received this memorandum from Baxter, "Yours to hand, I note that you will send twenty carcases this evening"—another is, "November 6th, please find enclosed draft 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., you must in future send by van parcel"—this draft was enclosed, dated November 6th, 1874, for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., at four days; accepted, payable at the Clarendon Bank, 301, Strand, and signed J. Baxter"—that</p>
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<p>was returned to me marked "Not provided for"—I did not get a farthing—there was a further correspondence about more sheep, but I had already sent eighty-one to that address, and all I got in payment was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the amount of the first cheque.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-129" type="surname" value="BEACHEY"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-129" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BEACHEY</persName> </hi>. I am a checker in the employ of the Great Western Railway, the line by which goods from Glamorganshire arrive in London—I know Smith well—I remember some sheep's carcases coming to the station from Mr. Vaughan of Glen Neath, in several consignments to Baxter and Co.—Smith came in a cart and took them away—he brought me a delivery order—I have not got it here, but I have got the sheet—Smith came for all that were not delivered by the railway—he has also come there on seven or eight other occasions for goods for Baxter—that was during October and November, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>. I saw him seven or eight times altoge
<lb/>ther in reference to Baxter, and he came also about the sheep for Baxter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-130" type="surname" value="FORD"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-130" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED FORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 146). In November, 1874, in consequence of complaints, I was set to watch these premises at Chelsea—I saw railway vans deliver carcases of sheep and pigs and other goods there—sometimes there would be two vans there in a day, and that was continually going on—the goods were taken away in a cart by the prisoner Smith—I have seen about seven people come to the premises, some of whom have been con
<lb/>victed—I believe I have seen Smith there three or four times—I saw Houghton there every day, but not taking away any goods, and I have seen Humphries outside while a man, who has been convicted, was in the shop—I have seen goods in the shop while he was there and come while he was there, but not go away—I was once in the shop after the first batch of pri
<lb/>soners were apprehended; the only real business I saw done there was the woman next door buying a few potatoes occasionally—on 10th November, 1874, I saw a cart there with nobody attending to it; I waited there till a man, who has been convicted, and the defendant Smith came out of the shop; I then said that I was well aware of the nature of the business car
<lb/>ried on there, and that the name on the cart was illegible; Smith, to the best of my recollection, said "I get my living honestly, I am a licensed hawker," and the name of Henry Smith, 15, Ossulton Street, was given me by the other man, Alfred Carruthers, but I did not see the licence—I saw three pigs' carcases taken away in the cart that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>. It was Carruthers who gave me the name of Henry Smith, 15, Ossulton Street—I am certain that I have seen the prisoner Smith, but I am not quite certain of his being there on this occasion—I went to Ossulton Street in February, 1875, that was four or five months afterwards—I found five or six Smiths there, but no Henry Smith—I found an Edward Smith—I could not find any man named Smith who had a pony and cart—I could not read the name on the cart till after the name was given to me; it on a piece of tin, and it looked as if it had been removed; there were two or three nail holes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. I watched the place about a month—I saw Houghton nearly every day in November, 1874, but did not see him take anything away from the shop; he used to bring away a bag, but there was very little in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I saw you there four or five times in the forenoon in November, and early in January—I have not made a mistake; I am positive—you were dressed as you are now—I noticed you because you</p>
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<p>walked a little lame, not exactly lame, but you are a bad walker—I recog
<lb/>nise you by your face and appearance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Smith was only 5 or 6 yards away when the name and address were given; he was near enough to hear.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-131" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer B</hi>). I live in Lower Sloane Street, close to George Street—it was my habit to look at this shop going to the station and coming from it—I' saw Smith in the neighbourhood on several occasions, and twice I saw him at the shop with a pony and cart; and when Ford had the—altercation about the name and address on the cart I was on the opposite side—I am positive that the altercation was with Smith, and on another occasion when Detective Buxton went to take the name and address on the cart, I was present—I have not seen any other of these prisoners at the shop—I saw Smith take away black lead boxes on one occasion and meat on another, I am positive it was Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>. He was with a horse and cart when I saw him in the neighbourhood loitering about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. That was on my division—they were there four or five months—my attention was attracted to the shop almost from the first, about October I think, but I cannot remember when they went in—I kept my eye upon the shop right up to Christmas—I was not specially appointed to watch, but I passed the shop three or four times a day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-132" type="surname" value="BUXTON"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BUXTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer V</hi>). I heard complaints about these premises—I have seen Smith there on several occasions; on one occasion he had a load of something like black lead boxes in the cart—I was looking at the name on the cart and he asked me if I wanted any spectacles—it was some address in Clare Market, it was not Ossulton Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>. That was outside the shop, Taylor was with me, and I believe Mrs. Drew was standing outside her door—I have seen Smith about a half-dozen times altogether—I am almost certain that the address he gave me was Clare Market, I will swear it was not Ossulton Street; I never heard of Ossulton Street till afterwards—I believe I took the address down, if I did I have lost it—the name was on a card which was attached to the cart, but the address on the cart was not Ossulton Street—I will not swear that it was not a tin on the cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>, I watched the place for some months; I had instructions to do so, not to watch it, but to keep an eye on it in passing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-133" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-133" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These documents connected with the sheep in Vaughan's case are all in Humphries' writing—a general warrant was granted by the Magistrate at Southwark for 'J. Baxter and others, and I endeavoured to take Smith upon it as one of the lot—I had it on 8th February—I took Smith in the middle of last month—I went to Ossulton Street but found no such person there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>. It was a general warrant for J. Baxter and others, and I was to use my own discretion—I went to Ossulton Street about 9th or 10th February.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-134" type="surname" value="HEPBURN"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HEPBURN</persName> </hi>. I am a detective in the employ of the Great Western Railway at Paddington—I know Smith well, and have seen him for many years coming to the station with a horse and cart taking goods away for Baxter and Co.; Houghton was with him many times—he used to leave the horse and trap with a young man and go into the office and inquire about</p>
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<p>goods; I once followed him into the office and heard him inquire about some potatoes consigned to Baxter and Co.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>. I have seen Smith at the railway six or seven times, the last time I saw him fetching meat was in November, 1874, that was some carcases of sheep consigned to Baxter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I saw you in November, 1874, you wore a pea jacket and a
<hi rend="italic">billy cock</hi>—I saw you there several times, and am certain I am not mistaken in you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>. I have been a constable at Paddington twelve years—the consignment of goods to Baxter has been going on for two or three years, and a very large boiler came up once consigned to you—when goods came up for Baxter we knew it was the long firm, and if I was at the station I watched.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew the long firm well—half a ton of rabbits came up once, and when the man came he said "Thank God, you have got my money."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-135" type="surname" value="URBAN"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-135" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE URBAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I have known Smith twenty years by the name of John Palmer—I knew his father before him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>. He went by the name of Smith sixteen years ago, but his name is Palmer—I did not say before the Magistrate that for sixteen years I knew him by the name of Smith—if it is in my deposi
<lb/>tion that I said "for sixteen years," I said so, but they would not allow me to explain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Sixteen years ago I knew him by the name of Smith but John Palmer is his name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-136" type="surname" value="ROOTS"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-136" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROOTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I apprehended Smith on a warrant dated February, 1874, against Baxter and others, he was one of the others—it contained a charge—I have not got it here—I had not endeavoured to find him till a few days before I found him—I heard that Morgan had instruc
<lb/>tions—I told Smith he was charged with conspiracy with Nuth and others, and named three addresses—he said "I have removed goods from George Street, and Carlisle Street, but not from Kenton Street; since I have been back I have tried to get an honest living and I have never gone in a wrong name; on one occasion at George Street I gave my name and address to a constable. I was paid for removing the goods and I would do the same for any one who paid me, as at that time I had a pony and cart."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I found nearly 6,000 envelopes at Hum
<lb/>phries place—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) I do not know the writing, they are written by the Addressing Company at so much a thousand, the hands vary—this is the receipt I found. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Received of Mr. T. Robinson, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for one week's rent of office 75a, Strand, 13th January, 1876. Palmer and Smith.") Palmer and Smith are the landlords—I also found this large box (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) full of correspondence in different hands—I have gone through it—I think they are all from the country; they are in the stamped envelopes which they came in by post—some are addressed to Robinson, some to Johnson, and some to Perry of Charlotte Street—they are not in envelopes which have been sent from town to the country for them to send back again—I also found a large number of letters addressed to different trades
<lb/>men in the same writting (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) it is Humphries writing—there are also a few letters returned from people in the country or perhaps their answer is written on the other side of the letter which you can see is a lithograph of Humphries' writing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Smith's Statement before the Magistrate was read as follows:</hi> "I reserve my defence."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-137" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-137" type="surname" value="GREENFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-137" type="given" value="SARAH FRENCH"/>SARAH FRENCH GREENFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Mr. Greenfield, of Bourne
<lb/>mouth—in November, 1874, we lived at Saltwater, near Horsham, and hav
<lb/>ing more hay than we wanted we advertised some to be sold—one of the answers was signed "J. Baxter, potatoe, corn, and coal merchant"—an answer was written to that and posted, and on 12th November we received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from J. Baxter, to E. J. Greenfield asking for a sample of the hay, and promising to send a cheque.</hi>) After that I wrote for a reference and received a letter from Baxter, dated 6th December, containing a stamped and addressed envelope and a reference to Charles Barker, to whom I wrote and received a reply—I afterwards saw Barker tried here—after receiving that reference I sent about sixty trusses of hay to J. Baxter, Chelsea Market, it came to 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I then received this memorandum, "14th Dec. Dear Sir—Draft and full particulars next J. Baxter")—a draft at seven days after date came in the next letter on the 16th; I sent it up to the Claren
<lb/>don Bank to make inquiries respecting it, but did not get the money—I did not send the remainder of the hay—my husband being an invalid, I came up to town and went to 7, George Street, Chelsea—I found a girl named Florence Nuth there, but did not find Baxter—I went to the police-station immediately and made a complaint—the place did not look like a place where business was going on, I knew they were swindlers directly I got there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I forwarded some hay to Bristow believing he had a connection with the Botanical Gardens, but that was another sixty trusses (
<hi rend="italic">See Vol.</hi> 82
<hi rend="italic">p.</hi> 64).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I was present at the Carruthers' trial last May—it was at Christmas, 1874, that I went to the police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I parted with some hay to Bristow, because it was a cash transaction, and I supposed it was a respectable firm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-138" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-138" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The documents just produced are in Humphries' writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-139" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-139" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the inquiry-office, Willow Walk, Lon don and Brighton Railway—on 20th November, a party who gave his name as Smith, called for sixty trusses of hay consigned to Baxter—there was a delivery order which was given to the solicitor—I knew that the hay came from Mrs. Greenfield.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> Smith was taller than myself, he had a dark moustache, a skin waistcoat, and a top coat; he disputed an account which was claimed, and I kept him three quarters of an hour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-140" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-140" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) This cheque-book is on the Clarendon Bank—I have made inquiries to find Mr. Willcox, the manager of the Cla
<lb/>rendon Bank, who gave evidence on the last occasion—I have seen him since, but not lately—I have endeavoured to serve him with a subpoena, but can
<lb/>not find him—the bank is closed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I have some of the cheques which passed through the bank—this cheque-book of the Clarendon Bank was found at your lodgings, and in it are the counterfoils of the cheques to Mrs. Drew, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and Mr. Vaughan 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-141" type="surname" value="OSBORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN OSBORNE</persName> </hi>. I am beadle of Oxford Market, and have the letting of the premises there—in November, 1874, Byrne (who was tried this time twelve months in the name of Browning), came to me and I let No. 6, Oxford</p>
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<p>Market to him—he gave his address 24, Chalcot Crescent, Regent's Park—he brought his daughter and son, as he represented, and said that he would find them in provisions while he was there, and afterwards they must get it for themselves—I do not recognise any of the prisoners—the business car
<lb/>ried on there was poultry, butter, eggs, and everything you can think of, which were brought by the railway in the afternoon and taken away at 9 o'clock, in a little four-wheeled van with two ponies—complaints were made to me and I made representations to the Duke of Portland's agents, the owner of the property in the neighbourhood—our people gave them notice to quit, and they left about a week before their time was up—"Byrne and Son" was over the door—I have heard people inquiring about them since they left, but never could ascertain what had become of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-142" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-142" type="given" value="CECIL HUGH PRICE"/>CECIL HUGH PRICE LLOYD</persName> </hi>. My father lives in Carmarthenshire—in 1867 he had a considerable quantity of turkeys for sale—they were advertised for sale and this letter came signed "Byrne and Son, 6, Oxford Market," with a printed heading "Poulterers and game salesmen"—eight or nine turkeys were sent, and shortly afterwards I received this draft for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at fourteen days after date, accepted by Byrne and Son, 6, Oxford Market; that was returned marked "No effects"—I afterwards went to Byrne's premises and saw the hampers which had contained the two turkeys.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-143" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-143" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This document with the printed heading "Byrne and Son" is Humphries' writing, and this draft top—I have heard of four or five persons who are connected with Byrne and Son—Browning who was convicted here, is one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-144" type="surname" value="LAURIE"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-144" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LAURIE</persName> </hi>. I live at Beaumaris, I was land steward to the late Sir Richard Buckley—I had a grey gelding, my own property to dispose of, which I advertised in the Bangor and Carmarthen papers, and received this answer "Please state full particulars to the above grey gelding, as we are open to purchase"—that purports to come from A. Smith and Co., 16, Holborn, E.C.—I sent an answer respecting the price and received a reply with a printed heading "Smith and Renouf, live stock dealers, importers of Alderney, Jersey and Gurnsey cattle, and at St. Helliers, Jersey." (
<hi rend="italic">This requested permission for the nearest "vet" to examine the gelding</hi>). I had the horse examined by a veterinary surgeon, sent up his certificate and received this letter from Smith and Renouf, on the same bill heading. (
<hi rend="italic">This offered</hi> 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for the horse less</hi> 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">per cent., stating that they would send one of their men to meet the train and would remit the amount</hi>). Upon that 1 sent the horse away immediately to the Euston Square Station, to their address and then received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that a draft was enclosed, that they wished to purchase another cob, and that up to the time of writing the horse had not arrived</hi>). No draft was enclosed, and I wrote, and they said that it was mislaid, and they would send it by the next post—it afterwards came and was presented in London, but I got nothing for it, I did not expect it—I parted with the gelding because I thought it was a respectable firm by the way they wrote to me—the draft was on the London and County Bank, Holborn Branch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I made no enquiry before sending the horse away—I did not ask for references.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. I have never got my horse back—the promise to pay was not the only thing that induced me to send the horse—I thought it was a respectable firm of genuine traders. James Lawrence. I am a booking clerk at Euston Station—Bassendo,</p>
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<p>the clerk, who received this horse from Beaumaris has left—I have got the book here to show the signature for the horse—it is signed S. Biddimore, I do not know who that is—the entry is in Bassendo's writing—only one clerk had anything to do with the horse coming up, and he has left—a horse sent up from Bangor would come to Euston Square Station—we have not kept it there ever since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-145" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MULVANEY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk in the London and County Bank, Holborn Branch, we had no account there in the name of Smith and Renouf—this acceptance is not that of any person who had an account there.</p>
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<persName id="t18760529-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-146" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These post cards are in Humphries' writing, but the draft is all the other prisoner's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE VENTRIS"/>JOHN GEORGE VENTRIS JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at Stony Stratford—we are farmers—on January 1st, this year, my father showed me a letter headed "J. Robinson, 21, St. John Street, Metropolitan Market." (
<hi rend="italic">This enquired the price of prime dairy fed pork</hi>). We replied and sent another letter on January 14th, in consequence of which we Sent eight
<hi rend="italic">porkers</hi> from Wolverton, to 21, St. John Street, on Tuesday, and on Saturday morning we received a draft for 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. drawn by J. Robinson, on the London and Provident Bank, on a printed form—I telegraphed to the bank and they telegraphed back—I have endeavoured to obtain the money; the draft has been returned dishonoured, it was sent through our own bank—we have never got a farthing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I made no enquiry as to Mr. Robinson's position and means, nor did my father so far us I know—I thought you were respectable, the bill heading was the usual business form.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-148" type="surname" value="BURNS"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-148" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BURNS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the service of Messrs. Pickford
<hi rend="italic">& Co.</hi>—on 12th January, I delivered eight carcases of pigs to Robinson, at 21, St. John Street, from Broad Street Station—the prisoner Mrs. Robinson received them, and gave me this receipt for them—I saw her sign it, she paid me for the carriage.</p>
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<persName id="t18760529-name-149" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-149" type="given" value="HENRY EDWIN"/>HENRY EDWIN YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am out-door superintendent at Broad Street Station—I remember eight pigs carcases arriving on 12th Janurry—I saw Houghton—that day, he said that he came for a hamper of pigs sent from Wolverton the night before, and presented this delivery order, signed Mary Robinson (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I asked him if he was Mr. Robinson, he said "Yes "—I asked him if he wrote that order, he said "No"—I asked him how he could convince me that he was the owner of the pigs, and I declined to de
<lb/>liver them—they were ultimately delivered by Burns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I do not know in whose writing the paper is, but it is beyond all doubt that of an educated person—I fix on 12th January by the date of the order—Houghton was in custody when I saw him next at Bow Street—when I asked him if it was his writing he said no, he was not much of a hand at that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-150" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-150" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G R</hi> 23). On 11th January I was on duty at St. John Street, and saw a hamper delivered at No. 21 by Burns to a woman who represented herself to be Mary Robinson—it contained eight pigs—I have seen Houghton on the premises—I saw the carcases removed next morning at 7.15—I believe it was Houghton who removed them—I have heard complaints of the house and have seen goods arrive which were after
<lb/>watds removed by Houghton, I believe it was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I did not see you at the shop—I have seen some poultry and game in the window and people going in and out</p>
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<p>buying goods—I have seen several other men go to the shop besides Houghton—I have seen a tall gentlemanly man with dark whiskers and a long flowing beard there—I saw five or six people go in and out as if they belonged to the place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I was examined at Bow Street on 21st March—I was sent to watch the premises by my inspector—I know it was 12th January, because I made a note of it—I have seen goods displayed and people going in and out to buy them—the place was under my observation very nearly a month.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-151" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-151" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I was present when Rock searched Hum
<lb/>phries' lodging in Charlotte Street, where he lived in the name of Perry, and saw everything found—I saw a die there and found these impressions from it and a stamping machine—this order bears the impression of the same die; it is in Humphries' writing and is signed J. Robinson—these letters in Johnson's case, signed Robinson, are in Humphries' writing—this other is in the same writing, and it is the same on eighteen different others which I have in my pocket now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-152" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP LONG</persName> </hi>. I live in St. John Street, and am agent for those premises—I let No. 21, St. John Street, to the prisoner Houghton—he gave me the name of Robinson, and I think he said J. Robinson—the rent was 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he took them about three weeks before Christmas and had his name painted up in very large letters—he said that he wanted to open it in the general line, poultry and game—he paid the rent and brought it himself—no one slept there until the female prisoner came four or five weeks afterwards—she told me her name was Robinson and she had come at 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week to conduct the business—up to that time there was nothing to sell—I received fifty-three letters in a fortnight from Scotland, Ireland, and dif
<lb/>ferent parts, addressed "J. Robinson, Esq.," "J. Robinson, poulterer," "J. Robinson, salesman," and so forth—lots of ducks, geese, and rabbits came, two tremendous pigs and a smaller one, but no boiler—the goods remained three or four hours and then went somewhere else to be sold—I did not see Houghton there superintending the business; the saleswoman said that she was thereto receive the goods sent—I saw no one else on the premises—I asked her to give up possession after owing four weeks' rent and borrowing 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of my wife, which she has never received—when I found out that it was the long firm, I got some paint and painted the name out—the salewoman's bedroom was a very large hamper and she packed herself in it
<hi rend="italic">every</hi> night—when I asked her to give up possession she said that she had had advice and asked me to give her money to go out—I said that I should consult a very old friend of mine, and so I did; it was a screw driver, and I took tie lock off the shop door—when she found that she said "I won't give you any more trouble, you and your good
<hi rend="italic">lady</hi> have been so kind to me, if will allow me to sell these flats and to sleep here to night—I told her she ouble to find a customer for the
<hi rend="italic">flats</hi> for nobody would be
<hi rend="italic">flat</hi> enough to buy them, but she got 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for them—a flat is a hamper—the owners' names were on them—a porter came one night and wanted to be paid for them—after they left, goods still came to the premises and I sent them back to the railway—she used to treat me to a good deal of music; she was as happy as a pigeon
<hi rend="italic">muck;</hi> she used to lay in that flat and sing herself to sleep, and I used to say "Happy be thy dreams."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>. I saw Houghton there five or six times, that was just at first—I saw nobody else when the woman was in pos
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<p>—I never saw Houghton take away any of the goods, they vanished—he came to me a fortnight after last Christmas—I am quite certain that he said his name was Robinson, not that he took them for Mr. Robinson—the rent was paid by him the first two or three times—he used to send another young man when he did not come himself and that young man came three times—he was quite a young man and he said that he came from Mr. Robinson—I did not hear Houghton give the orders for the name to be painted up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I only saw you at the place one week—I received no premium—Robinson paid 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the use of the gas fittings and fixtures, but I received nothing—I am always at home—I saw Mrs. Robinson picking the poultry and drawing the fowls—I did not see a tall, gentlemanly man with a long, flowing beard there—I was about the shop, I did not always see who came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of Neyland, South Wales—at the end of last December I received a memorandum from J. Robinson on a printed heading, inquiring at what prices I would supply meat, his address was 21, St. John Stroet, Metropolitan Meat Market, and Adelphi House, 25, Strand—I answered it and got another letter, and on 11th January I got a telegram and this letter. "Please consign, as early as possible, to my ware-house 21, St. John Street, five porkers and two fat hogs as samples at prices quoted. If satisfactory, will take regular supplies: and invoice with them. Will remit amount when dispatched." I sent four porkers and two large hogs, and a day or two afterwards I received this telegram. "Labels by to-night's post. Send me the porkers and five fat hogs if you can get them cheap next week;" but I did not send anything more than I have mentioned, the value of that was 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; it was by the Great Western Railway, and I sent an invoice with the prices by post—I afterwards received by post a draft for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at six days; I took it to my bankers to have it put to my credit, but they would not accept it, and it was returned—I then wrote to ask for a respectable banker's cheque, but did not get it or anything in the shape of money—I had ordered some sheep on the strength of this order and had engaged to supply them on the faith of these telegrams—I supplied these pigs because Mr. J. Robinson represented himself as a salesman in the Metro
<lb/>politan Meat Market, and knowing that the gentlemen there were respect
<lb/>able I thought he was an honest man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I made no inquiries, but if I had been paid the twenty-six sovereigns after the draft was returned I should not have dealt with Robinson again without a reference.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I was to. address J. Robinson, 75a, Strand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> These two documents signed William White, found at Humphries' place, 40, Charlotte Street, are in my writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-154" type="surname" value="BURNS"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-154" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BURNS</persName> </hi>. I am a portes at the Great Western Railway—I re
<lb/>member removing the goods from Mr. White's; I took them to 21, St. John Street, on Thursday, 20th January, and delivered them to the female pri
<lb/>soner, who said that one of the large hogs was very much like one her grand
<lb/>mother used to keep, and that the sow had twenty-four little ones, and she brought them up to London and used to sleep with them sometimes—she said that she knew Mr. White, that she had had correspondence with him, and expected the pigs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-155" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-155" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The correspondence in this case is in Humphries' writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-156" type="surname" value="ROE"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-156" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES ROE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London Provident Bank,</p>
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<p>Moorgate Street—an account was opened there with 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the name of J. Robinson—I should not recognise the person—cheques came in in that name one was for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd, and there was another, the amount of which I do not remember—I do not remember a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque or bill—I have not got the account here—there is a balance of 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> I do not think the signature of the cheque is the same as is in our bank-book, but I will not swear it is not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-157" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-157" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE TUCKER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Tucker, of Haverfordwest, South Wales, a game dealer—I received in February last a communication from a person signing himself J. Robinson (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), these are what I received—in one of them he is described as of 21, St. John Street, Smith
<lb/>field, that is in the printed document; in consequence of that I sent him some prices, after which I received an order to send goods; I sent goods to that address, first, to the amount of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I received a cheque for the amount of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. over—on the 6th February I paid that cheque into my bankers, and it was returned to London on the following Saturday; it was never paid—on the 7th I sent a further consignment to the amount of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on the 9th another one, the total amounting to 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., all were sent to London to the same address by the Great Western Railway—on the 5th February I also received a letter, in consequence of which, I gave large orders in order that we might be prepared to supply further—those orders were thrown back upon our hands—I am accustomed to send things to salesmen in London, and always found them honest—the letters were very nice and I thought I should fall into very honest hands. (
<hi rend="italic">A letter of the</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th February, signed by J. Johnson and addressed to the witness was read; it enclosed the draft for</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and asked for a further consignment.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Humphries.</hi> The first lot I sent was on the 4th February—I should think I received 300 letters previously; I burnt a solid box full.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BY THE COURT</hi>. They were in the name of Parry and Johnson, the one by the name of Robinson I had in hand—I lost about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in five years by one and the other, in different names, and could never get any in
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The names of the persons who applied were Johnson and Jackson—I had letters from them last year, the year before last, and 1864—in the name of Parry we had different letters, but I know nothing of them; others were in the name of Smith and Son, Parry, Byrne and Brandon—I had a box full but burnt them—we had some from Baxter; this is two or three years, or four years ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAMBERT</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Great Western Railway—the goods came up from Tuckers to Robinson, and I delivered them at St. John Street—they were signed for in the name of Mary Robinson; the female prisoner was the person who took them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18760529-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18760529-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-159" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18760529-name-159" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). These documents (
<hi rend="italic">inspecting them</hi>) are in Humphries' handwriting—I never saw him write, but I have seen some thousands of documents in his handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-160" type="given" value="JOHN"/>MR. ST. JOHN WONTNER</persName> </hi>. I have a letter that I received from the prisoner Humphries through the gaol of Newgate in which is the same hand writing as all these; I have compared them myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Humphries in a long statement explained that fifty or sixty persons in London were getting their whole living by this species of fraud, and that he had been a guilty agent in the transactions.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HUMPHRIES</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">on all Counts.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY SMITH, EDWARD HOUGHTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ROBINSON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving and disposing of the goods knowing them, to have been obtained by fraud</hi> </rs> . The Jury recommended Houghton to mercy on account of his youth—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">For other charges see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1876.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer S</hi>). On 11th of this month, I went with Mary Cliff and Clara Banks, to the prisoner—I told him I was a police officer, and that he would be. charged with marrying Clara Banks, his wife being still alive—he said "All right, I am ready, to go with you, my first wife has driven me to this"—after the 11th I went to Liverpool, and got from there a certificate of marriage, dated September, 1869, which I' compared with the entry of marriages at St. John's Church, Liverpool, and found it to be a true copy—I got. a second certificate from Mary Cliff, which I also compared with the entry of marriage of William Charles Cliff, and Clara Banks. (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was not present when you were married, but I visited you afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-168" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA BANKS</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 60, Greenwood Street, Overton, Liverpool—I was married to the prisoner at Overton—I heard he was married to a person that keeps a shop at the corner of the street, where mother lives—I spoke to him about it, but he strongly denied it—he had been coming to our house for three years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You always behaved after your marriage as you ought to have done—I married you because I loved you—your, wife has your boxes—you did tell me before you married me that you were living with a woman who was not lawfully your wife—you did not tell me after you came to London, that the counsel's opinion was that your first marriage was illegal—my brother first found you out—I knew nothing about it until he came to London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated his first marriage was illegal, inasmuch as he was drunk and unconscious at the time.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18760529-393-offence-1 t18760529-name-170"/>Ellen Maney</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-171" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MANEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Pleasant Row, High Street, Camden Town, and am the wife of John Maney—the prisoner lived in the same house—it was in March that this affair happened, between 7 and 8 o'clock in the evening; the prisoner came upstairs, he asked me for my husband to pull his b——nose, and I said "What for," and he said "I will let you know if I can get him out"—I would not allow my husband to come out, and then he seized me by the hair of the head and pulled me along the passage—his wife who was behind him said "Let me go to the beast myself," and he said "No, I can do for her without you"—she fastened my husband in the room and he could not get out to assist me, ultimately I was examined by the doctor and sent to the hospital at Highgate—I was injured in my lower parts and in the familyway at the time—I was five weeks at Highgate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His wife was with him at the time he came upstairs—she locked the door; not after it was all over, but at first—this occurred on the 16th March—I went on the following Wednesday to the hospital—I was summoned to a 'police-court, previously to the alleged assault, but I do not remember the date—plenty of people in the house know my husband does not illtreat me—I did not complain of his doing so—I did not speak to a policeman and say my husband was killing me and the children—my husband did not illtreat me when he heard I was summonsed—it was not the prisoner's wife who threw me down—I was taken the same evening to the hospital, at about 10 o'clock—it was a fortnight after that I went to the police-court—I went back to the hospital afterwards; not that day—I did uot tell the Magistrate that I had come from the hospital for two hours, and stay awry for two or three days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-172" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK PERRY</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the University College Hospital—six weeks before the complainant was taken to the hospital, I saw her—she was very severely bruised in different parts of the body, the arms, back, and especially about the private parts—she seemed to be suffering a great deal of pain, and was in a state of collapse—I saw her the same night and three or four days afterwards, but not after that; she was not in the hospital at all—she went home, she says she was in the Highgate Infirmary for a month.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-173" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MANEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">recalled</hi>). After I had seen Mr. Perry, my mother went for the parish doctor and he said I had better go to the Highgate Infimary—a cab was fetched and I went there—I was there for five weeks, I was at two days before going to the Infimary.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-174" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK PERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">recalled</hi>). The marks on the arms and legs might be the result of kicks—the other injury might be from a fall but it is not probable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The injury in the private parts was very severe bruising—it might very probably have produced the death of the infant—there was an enormous swelling.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE IRESON</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18760529-394-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling house of
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<lb/>erick Augustus Sala</persName>, and stealing a table cloth, two eggs and half pound of suet.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
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<lb/>buttoned his coat and found this tablecloth there (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the sergeant then rang the landlord up; the prisoner was taken into the house and waited while the house was searched—he made a desperate resistance to get away—I afterwards searched him, and a necktie, two eggs, and about a half pound of suet were found upon him; these were identified by Mr. Sala—I examined the windows; they appeared to be forced from the outside on the first floor, at the back of the house—I noticed on the parapet some broken eggs, and one of the spikes of the railings bent on the top—from the position of the railings and the hoarding a person could easily get into this window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When I first stopped you in the court you did not then make any resistance—the sergeant was three or four minutes in front of the house—I did not see you pick up what was found upon you—I did not see you come out of the window.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 36). On the 2nd April I was at Drury Court and was spoken to by Price; in consequence of what he said I remained in front of the house—I saw him take the prisoner—I noticed something under his coat and' asked him what it was—he said "Nothing"—I found this table cloth upon him—he said "It is mine"—I rang the landlord up and he identified the cloth and identified the prisoner as a potman who had been in his employment about two months previously—I searched the house—I heard a struggle—I went back and saw the constable and the prisoner struggling; after the constable had overpowered him I told
<hi rend="italic">him</hi> to search him, which he did—the prisoner said "I shall not he searched here by you I shall go to the station and be searched by an "inspector"—he was searched and the two eggs, cloth, and necktie were found.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-179" type="given" value="FREDERICK AUGUSTUS"/>FREDERICK AUGUSTUS SALA</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Oxford Stores, 315, Strand—on Sunday morning the 2nd April I was rung up by the police, when I came down I found the prisoner in custody—I recognised him as having been in my service six weeks or two months before—this table cloth is mine—it was taken from the breakfast room where the man made his entrance, I expect; where the window was open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence stated that he was crossing the court; which was his nearest way home. Also that after the policeman apprehended him he. treated him with violence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18760529-395-offence-1 t18760529-name-183"/>George Jagels</persName>, and stealing from him four keys, one ring, and 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> Barlow.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-184" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JAGELS</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Prince's Square and am a sugar baker—on Saturday night, the 29th April, I was going along the Highway, I saw the</p>
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<p>prisoners, they laid hold of me and Hagan put his hand in my pocket and took out 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and four keys—I have since seen the keys—I hallooed out "Police" and they run away—I saw Hagan taken by the police and one of the others, but I could not say which—I was not struck or hit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was shortly after the public-houses had been shut at night—there were a good many people in the street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-185" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE HATTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 170, St. George Street—I saw the prosecutor at 12 o'clock at night on the 29th April there—I was looking out of the window, he was sitting on the door step, and the three young men came up and straggled with him—he called out "police," and so did I—they ran away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman II</hi> 269). On the 29th April I was on duty in the Highway—at about 12 o'clock I heard cries and went to where the prosecutor was—he spoke to me and I saw Hagan and Allum turn up Bed Street—I followed after them and arrested Hagan—Allmn got away—I told him I should take him in custody from information I received of robbing a man of 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he said "I am innocent;" he then put his hand into his pocket and pulled out 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I took him to the station where he pulled out a steel ring and some keys.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-187" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WATKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman II</hi> 65), I was on duty this night and heard cries—I saw all of the prisoners at the bottom of Prince's Street, about 30 or 40 yards from where the prosecutor was—I went towards where I heard police called—one ran away towards Prince's Street and the others towards Bed Street—I ultimately took Barlow into custody after I had taken Allum—he said in answer to the charge that he knew nothing about it—I found upon him 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was five or six miuutes after that I took Barlow into custody—he was in the Highway.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-188" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE I AGELS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">recalled</hi>). These keys (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Allum's Defence.</hi> I met Hagan and inquired if he was coming home, he replied "Yes," and we proceeded together when a policeman laid hold of Hagan and I ran away, not knowing what was the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hagan's Defence</hi>, I never saw the other two prisoners before.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BARLOW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLUM</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HAGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES MCCARTHY</hi> (25)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I do not recollect your saying, when I came out "That is the way they went."</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-192" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NICHOLS</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter and happened to be in the urinal when the prosecutor came in—he was followed by the prisoner and two others—they hustled round him—I did not know they were robbing him—they went up Langdale Street, and when about three parts of the way up there was a constable—I said "That is one of them," and the prosecutor imme
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I could not say who it was went out of the urinal first.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer H</hi>) I am very well acquainted with the locality and produce a plan of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAWES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 192). I was on duty in this locality on this night—about 12.15 I saw three men-going from the corner of Langdale' Street and the prosecutor following—he came up to me and said "I have lost my watch," turned round, and, said "That is the man that took it"—I told the prisoner I should take him in charge for stealing his watch—he said "I own I was there"—the other men made off.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HARROW</hi> (16)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DENNIS MURPHY</hi> (15)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18760529-397-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a watch and chain the goods of
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<hi rend="italic">Metcalfe conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 71I). On the 19th May I was in com
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) open in his pocket and these two scarves—we bad been watching the prisoners for three quarters of an hour to an hour—they were acting in concert the whole time—Murphy gave an address where he was not known.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-exmined by the Prisoner Moore.</hi> I saw you place your hand and take something from the prosecutor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I was with the last witness in Queen Victoria Street—I saw the prisoners there together—I saw them first following a gentleman towards Cannon Street, not the prosecutor—I saw Moore go beside the prosecutor—about twenty minutes later the other two were close up, and each had a hand on his shoulder—they stayed by the side of the prosecutor two or three minutes, and all of a sudden there was a move, Moore running in the direction I was standing—the other two in the direction the last witness was standing—I caught Moore-and the prosecutor said "That man stole my watch," and then there was a scuffle</p>
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<interp inst="t18760529-name-201" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MACDONA</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk living at No. 7, Lawn Road, Brixton—on the 19th May in the evening I was in Queen Victoria Street, I saw the three prisoners, they followed me, and I pushed back—a little while after I felt Moore at the left hand side of me pulling me—I looked round and he had my watch in his hand; he ran away and dropped the watch; I caught it, and Sergeant Lythel sook him into custody—this is my watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the other two prisoners were with Moore.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of felony, and others were proved against him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">
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