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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>COTTON, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TWELFTH SESSION, HELD OCTOBER 23RD, 1876.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED, BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, October 23rd, 1876, and following days,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LUSH</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="t18761023-name-4" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DENMAN</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-5" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-7" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>Robert Besley</persName>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Knt.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-10" type="given" value="GEORGE SWAN"/>GEORGE SWAN NOTTAGE</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18761023-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 Judgesof the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM QUARTERMAINE EAST</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-13" type="given" value="FRANCIS WILLIAM LEWIS"/>FRANCIS WILLIAM LEWIS FARRAR</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-14" type="given" value="WYNNE EDWIN"/>WYNNE EDWIN BAXTER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COTTON, MAYOR. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been mart than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (t)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1876.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-17" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT SPRAIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Henry Watts, who keeps the Sam Collins' Music Hall, Islington Green—on 25th August, about 1.15 in the day, a lad brought me this note addressed to Mr. Watts—I opened it; it contained this I O U—from information I had received, I spoke to the waiter and directed an envelope and gave it to the boy; it contained a piece of plain paper—I gave the waiter directions and he followed the boy—In a few minutes the prisoner was brought in—I said "You seem to have done this once too often; what have you to say"—he said "I won't say any
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<hi rend="italic">Letter read</hi>. "Friday morning, 20, Stamford Street, Waterloo Road. My Dear Mr. Watts,—Will you kindly oblige me with 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. off my salary, for I have a small bill to meet to-day and have not quite sufficient. I enclose an I O U, which please return by bearer if you cannot oblige. Sam Tor-.")
<hi rend="italic">The</hi> I O U
<hi rend="italic">was signed Sam Torr, for</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know Torr's writing—I don't believe the prisoner said "I don't know what you mean," I am certain he said "I won't say anything."</p>
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<p>was going to take him, he said "Back to the hall"—he then asked me—I said "You know where we are going"—he said "All right, don't make a noise"—he went to the hall with me and was given into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He took the note from the boy and rubbed it before he put it in his pocket—I was about half a dozen yards from him; he had a sharp run of three or four minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never sent to Mr. Watts for money, I have always gone myself.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 442). I took the prisoner into custody at the Sam Collins' Music Hall—the last witness told me he had the note in his pocket—I asked the prisoner to give it to me—he said he would not, he would wait till he got to the station—I searched him at the station and did not find the note—next day I again asked him to give me the note—' he said that he had torn it up when the waiter was running after him and thrown it away—he said that Nash had given him the note and was wait. ing for him at the Angel corner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say it had got torn up—Nash is in custody on another charge of this description.</p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-21" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WARBY</persName> </hi>. I know a man named George Edward Nash, and know his handwriting—this letter and I O U are in his writing.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> Ann Marsh says:—I now live at 23, Cresent Street, Notting Hill—I am the mother of Henry Marsh, one of the two last pri
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<hi rend="italic">two</hi> or three customers and then shut the door—I sent my daughter Louisa on an errand; Henry was then outside and I inside—she returned at about 11.45—the house was then closed, she</p>
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<p>knocked at the door and I heard from her something was happening to Henry; I then went in the road and saw two policemen holding Henry—I should know them again, the defendant is one, and Goldsworthy is the other—I said "Don't hurt him he is not very well, go to the station Henry and I will bring your father up to bail you out"—the defendant then took his hands from my son and struck me on the side of my face and I fell, and a man called Hobbs picked me up—I fell right on my back in consequence of the blow given me by the defendant—I was hurt by the fall, I had heavy money in my pocket, I went home and took my pocket off and then I went direct to the station—I met my daughter Louisa on the way, and I went to the station to make a complaint to the sergeant that a policeman knocked me down—when I got to the station I saw Sergeant Borner and I saw Henry and Catherine Forrester—I made a complaint against the con
<lb/>stable to sergeant Borner—I said "I have come here to make a complaint against a police-officer that knocked me down;" and turning round to the defendant I said "There you are, what provocation did I give to knock me down in the road," the defendant did not answer—Sergeant Borner said "Have you anything more to say"—I replied "I have nothing more to say"—that was the whole of the conversation between the sergeant, the defendant and myself—the sergeant then got off his seat and said to me "Turn out;"—I said "I am not a dog, this is working hard and paying rates and taxes to look forward to police-officers to protect you, and treat you like dogs"—I have said everything that passed—I then went home; I have repeated all. the conversation at the station—Mr. Hobbs went with me to the station, bat he did not go inside.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have only two sons—seven or eight years ago I summoned a constable—on the night in question I did. not go to the station and ask the sergeant if he had got my
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>, my husband was ill that evening and in bed; I did not ask the sergeant if he would take bail for my son, that I swear—there was no conversation about bail and I did not tell the sergeant my husband was ill in bed;
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi> was locked up, I did not go with him to bail
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi> out, I went to the station simply to complain of the policeman, when I made the complaint, besides the sergeant there was Henry, Forrester, the defendant, and some policemen present.") I read part of that over to the prisoner, I read as far as "I have repeated all the conversation at the station," just. before the cross-examination and she said it was correct—Hobbs was called. as her witness and was examined next after her—the statement made by the prisoner on 31st July was taken by another clerk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Paget was the Magistrate 'who heard the original case of Marsh and Forrester—I was not present when the summons was granted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-27" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HYDE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 218). On Saturday, 22nd July, at 11.45, I was on duty in St. Clement's Road, Notting Hill—I saw a crowd in Crescent Street—I saw constable Kersey go towards the crowd—I followed—after that I saw Henry Marsh in custody of Kersey, and just as I got up Marsh tripped him up and they both went on the ground—Henry Marsh is the prisoner's son—I pulled him away from Kersey, and as I did so as he got up he kicked me in the leg and we all three fell. together—at that time Sergeant Atwell and Goldsworthy came up—Atwell took hold of one side of Marsh and I took hold of the other; we then took him out of the crowd and took him to the Notting Hill station—he was drunk—the woman he was living with, Kate Forrester, was there also—she was taken into custody</p>
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<p>and charged with attempting to rescue—she got hold of me by the back of the collar and nearly choked me; that was when Marsh was in custody, when we were on the ground—there was a mob of somewhere about seventy or eighty people—they were very disorderly, pushing one against the other and throwing stones and brick bats—they were thrown at all of us; one hit Henry Marsh, one hit Kersey, and one struck me in the back—I did not see the prisoner there; she did not speak to me and say "Don't hurt him, he is not very well; go to the station, Henry, and I will bring your father to bail you out"—I did not then take my hands from Henry Marsh and strike her on the side of her face, nor did she fall in consequence—I never saw her there at all—I did not see any woman on her baok; I did not strike any woman—I and Kersey took Henry Marsh to the station, and Goldsworthy followed behind—Atwell went part of the way, not all the way—I was present when he was charged—Goldsworthy took the woman Forrester, she followed up part of the way—after they were charged the prisoner came in—the prisoners were put in the dock; Sergeant Borner was the acting inspector—the prisoner came right into the room; she said "Have you got my son here?"—the sergeant said "Yes, there he is," point
<lb/>ing to the dock—she said "What is he charged with?"—he said "With being drunk and disorderly and assaulting two constables in the execution of their duty"—she said "Will bail be taken?"—the sergeant said "Yes, I will take Mr. Marsh's bail"—she said "Mr. Marsh is at home ill in bed and can't come"—the sergeant said "I will take any respectable man that pays rates and taxes;" and she thanked the sergeant and went away—she made no complaint against me at that time—she did not say to me "There you are, what provocation did I
<hi rend="italic">give</hi> you to knock me down in the road?" Ser
<lb/>geant Borner did not get up from his seat and say to her "Turn out"—she did not say "I am not a dog; this is working hard and paying rates and taxes to look forward to police officers to protect you, and treat you like dogs"—no complaint was made against any of the constables—I have been close upon six years in the force—I believe they were bailed out next morning—on Monday, the 24th, Henry Marsh and Kate Forrester appeared at the police-court, and I and Kersey gave evidence—the Magistrate con
<lb/>victed them both and they were sentenced—I was not present when Henry Marsh's father made a statement to the Magistrate; I went away thinking the case had been finally disposed of—no witnesses were called for the defence on the 24th; the matter was brought on again on the 31st—witnesses were then called, and the prisoner amongst others—the prisoners were convicted after the second hearing—the prisoner was not there on the 24th—I afterwards received a summons charging me with an assault—I appeared on the 7th August and it was adjourned to the 8th and I was acquitted by the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is rather a noisy and very low neighbourhood—it was about 11.45, when the beershops and taverns were closing—stones were flying about after Marsh was taken into custody—the police were not using their truncheons; I believe one of them drew his truncheon to keep the crowd back; they were swaying a good deal behind—Mrs. Marsh might have been there but I did not see her, or her daughter Louisa, or a woman named Harwood; I do not know her—I did not see Abraham Brooks there; I don't know him—I know Louisa Marsh by sight—I did not see Hobbs there; I know him—I know Ellen Marsh but I did not see her there—I do not know Cornelius Thompson or Frederick Marshall; I</p>
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<p>might know them by sight but not by name—all this about the prisoner saying at the station as to paying rates and taxes, is a pure invention; she never charged anybody with anything—I don't know whether there was a great crowd outside the station; I did not go out till after the charge was taken and the people gone—sometimes people push into the station when there
<hi rend="italic">is</hi> a row of this kind, but they don't get so far, as the police are stand
<lb/>ing on the steps to keep them out—persons were not trying to get in that I know of—Mrs. Marsh was not ordered out at all—except as to asking if Henry was there and about bail, all she swore was a pure invention.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOLDSWORTHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 131). I have been seven years in the force—on the night of 22nd July I was on duty in Crescent Street, Notting Hill about 11.50, with Sergeant Atwell—I saw a crowd in Crescent Street outside the Shamrock beer-house, kept by the prisoner's husband—the first thing I saw was Henry Marsh kick Kersey in the
<hi rend="italic">leg</hi>—he fell, Hyde also fell; there was a great crowd and I was obliged to draw my staff to keep the crowd back; they were, pushing on us—with great difficulty we got the prisoner to the station—I did not lay hands on him myself—besides the crowd pushing I did not see anything else done—Kersey and Hyde had Henry Marsh in custody and they took, him to the station—I saw Kate Forrester when we got to the station—before they took off Henry Marsh I saw the prisoner; she was about 10 or 12 yards away from Kersey and Hyde; that was at the time they had Henry Marsh in custody—she did not say anything—Hyde did not strike or push her or touch her at all—I did not see any woman on the ground—there were a great number of persons between the prisoner and the constables—I walked behind them to the station—I took Forrester in custody outside the station from what Hyde said to me, and she and Henry Marsh were both charged—Sergeant Borner was the acting inspector, about ten minutes after they were brought in, the prisoner came in—no one came in with her—she said "Is my son here"—the sergeant said "Yes," pointing to her son and Forrester in the dock—she asked what he was charged with—he said for being drunk, disorderly, and assaulting police constables 184 Kersey, and 218 Hyde—she asked if bail might be taken—he said "Yes, if you will send up Mr. Marsh, I will take his bail"—she said "Mr. Marsh is ill in bed and can't come up"—the sergeant said "If you send up any other respect
<lb/>able person I will take their bail"—she then left the station—I, knew her by sight as the wife of the beershop keeper—she did not make, any com
<lb/>plaint about Hyde having struck her, or any complaint whatever against the police—she did not say to Hyde."There you are, what provocation did I give you to knock me down"—she did not say "This is working hard and paying rates and taxes, looking forward to the police to protect you, and treat you like dogs," or anything of that sort.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The crowd was very rough, stones were flying about—there was a good deal of noise; there were about fifty people or there might be more, not so many as seventy or eighty—I was close by the prisoner, the crowd was very noisy and disorderly—if anything had been said. I could have heard it—the prisoner did not say "You had better go quietly," she said nothing at all, she never opened her lips, she never uttered a word when she saw her son taken away—when I got to the station I remained there the whole time—there were only constables there and the two pri
<lb/>soners and Mrs. Marsh, I suppose she was three or four minutes inside the station—a great crowd had followed up behind, some of them walked on</p>
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<p>the steps but they were put back by the reserve man—no one was pushed while I was there—the prisoner came in at the door—I noticed everything she said—she said nothing about paying rates and taxes or charging the constable—I am sure she said "Is my son Harry here"—the station is about half a mile from her beerhouse—there is no other station at Notting Hill.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-29" type="surname" value="KERSEY"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KERSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 184). I have been ten years and a half in the police—on the night of 22nd July I was in Crescent Street—I saw a disturbance there, Henry Marsh was drunk and disorderly, I took him into custody for that charge and he assaulted me in doing so—before taking him into custody I did not see any woman there; I saw women there, but not the prisoner—Henry Marsh was very violent, he refused to go to the station, he kicked me in the leg and threw me down—after a great deal of violent resistance from him, other constables came up and we took him to the station—Hyde came up a minute or so after me, he assisted me in taking him, and he kicked him—Hyde was thrown down—he and I then took Marsh into custody; the crowd was disorderly; they tried to get between us and came on us—we had a difficulty in getting Him through the crowd—stones were thrown by the crowd; I did not notice the woman Forrester till near the station, she might have been there—Goldsworthy came up, he kept the crowd back—Atwell came up directly after, that was just after I took Marsh into custody—the crowd consisted of about sixty or seventy, perhaps more or less, I could not say exactly—I did not see the prisoner there—she did not say anything to Hyde, or say to Marsh, "Go quietly and I will get bail for you;" I did not see Hyde strike her, or see any woman struck or knocked down—I and Hyde took Henry Marsh to the Notting Hill station, several persons followed, I could not say who—
<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi> Forrester was afterwards brought in and they were both put in the dock and charged—in five or ten minutes the prisoner came to the station—she asked what her son was charged with; the sergeamt said "being drunk and disorderly and assaulting me and Hyde in the execution of our duty"—she asked whether there could be bail—the sergeant told her yes; she said Mr. Marsh was ill in bed—he told her any other householder would; she was in the station three, four or five minutes—she made no complaint whatever about me or Hyde, she did not complain of being knocked down or injured in any way—she said nothing about paying rates and taxes, or being treated like a dog—the sergeant did not say to her "Turn out;" nobody was in the charge room except the constables and the prisoner when she came in—relations are allowed to come in—I did not see who were waiting outside the station—several of the crowd followed up to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Forrester and Marsh were in the dock—I was there the whole time—I remember the very words the prisoner used—she said "What is the prisoner charged with," and she asked whether bail would be allowed, that was all—she did not want to inquire where her son was; he was in the dock, she could see him—I had not seen her in the crowd when her son was taken into custody—there was a good deal of noise going on, hooting: stone throwing and every kind of confusion—the police were not very roughly used because several constables kept the crowd back, they had to keep close to us to prevent the crowd coming on to the prisoner—there was plenty of hooting and calling out, I could not hear everything that was said.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The dock is on the right hand side of the door (
<hi rend="italic">referring to a plan</hi>)—anybody coming in at the door would see the sergeant at his</p>
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<p>desk—she spoke to the sergeant when she first came in, and asked him what her son was charged with.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-30" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a surveyor—I made this plan of the Notting Hill station—as you enter, the door of the charge room is just on the left, the desk is shown on the plan, the dock is in the corner, the distance from the outside of the steps to the stool is 15 feet—there are five steps to the entrance.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The stool is shiftable, I saw it in its usual place where the sergeant sits.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-31" type="surname" value="ATWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-31" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ATWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> X 51). I have been in the police seven years—on the night of 22nd July, I heard a noise and saw a disturbance in Crescent Street, about 11.45, outside the Shamrock beer-house, and saw Henry Marsh in the custody of Hyde and Kersey, and saw Kersey fell, being kicked at the same time by Henry Marsh—I then took hold of one side of Marsh, and assisted Hyde, he had hold of the other side—I saw Hyde kicked and struck—after much difficulty we got Marsh out of the crowd and conveyed him to the station—I did not see anything of the prisoner there; I did not see Hyde or any constable strike her, or see any woman pushed on the ground, I was close to Henry Marsh, I had hold of him—I beard nothing said by a woman about letting him go quietly or getting bail, or anything of the kind—I saw Goldsworthy there, the crowd threw stones; I followed up a short distance to the station and then turned back to the scene of the disturbance; I did not go the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a great deal of noise and row going on, shouting and hallooing, it would be rather difficult to hear anything dis
<lb/>tinctly in a crowd of that kind.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-32" type="surname" value="HARRISON"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-32" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am a porter in the service of Messrs. Whiteley, the drapers of Westbourne Grove, I was formerly in the police for two years and three months; I left about five months ago, I resigned—on 22nd July, about 11.30, I was on my way home in the neighbourhood of Crescent Street; I live in Stoneleigh Street, my attention was attracted by a crowd of persons in Crescent Street—I went up to it, and saw Kersey struggling with
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi> Marsh, Hyde came up, and he was kicked up, and he and Kersey were both on the ground together; Marsh was standing up struggling with them; Atwell came up directly after—the crowd threw stones—I saw Atwell get hold of Marsh, I followed them to the top of Crescent Street, and then went home; I saw nothing of the prisoner; I did not see Hyde or any of the constables strike a woman or push her down; there were some women there; I did not see any women struck or pushed down—I was close to the constables; I picked one of their helmets up—I did not hear any women say "Go quietly
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>, I will get bail for you," or anything of the kind.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not very intimate with the officer Hyde; I once lived with him for eight or nine months—I am not particularly intimate with him, we speak, that is all, there was not particularly a riot on this night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-33" type="surname" value="BORNER"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-33" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BORNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X</hi> 52). I was acting inspector at the Notting Hill police-station on the night of 22nd July—Henry Marsh and Kate Forrester were brought in in custody—when they were in the docky the prisoner came in—she asked if I had her son in custody; I pointed to him as he was standing in the dock and said "Yes, there he is"—she then asked what he was charged with—I said he was charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting police constables 184 and 218—she asked if bail could be taken for him—I said "Yes, if you send Mr. Marsh, I will</p>
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<p>take his bail"—she said "Mr. Marsh is ill in bed and can't come"—I said "Then if you get some respectable person that pays rates and taxes I will take his bail"—she then left the station—she did not turn to Hyde and charge him with assaulting her—she made no complaint against him whatever, or against any other constable—I did not get off my stool and say to her "Turn out"—she said nothing about paying rates and taxes and being treated like a dog, the place where the stool is marked on this plan is where it stood on the night in question where I was sitting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see any persons attempting to get into the station, it was perfectly quiet with the exception of the noise when the prisoners were first brought in—after the prisoner came in it was quiet to a certain extent—Henry Marsh was drunk, and Forrester was very dis
<lb/>orderly indeed, everything that was said inside could be heard—there were no persons inside but police and the prisoners—no such expression as "turn out" was used, nor anything about paying rates and taxes, only when I referred to bail for the son—the prisoner made no complaint against the police—I did not consider that she was drunk, she was a little excited, not with drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been; nine years in the force come February, the door of the station was not closed while the prisoner was there, the station door and the charge-room door were both open—the station door opens into the lobby; I was sitting at the desk, it is part of my duty to take charges that come in; I did not go outside; I did not move from the stool—I knew the prisoner's husband as keeping the Shamrock beer-house, I have been in that district sometime.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-34" type="surname" value="DREWITT"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-34" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DREWITT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I have been in the force turned fifteen years, I was at the Notting Hill station, on the night of 22nd July, when Henry Marsh and Forrester were brought in, the prisoner came in while they were in the dock; I was close behind the female prisoner—when the prisoner came in she said "Have you got my son here," addressing the sergeant on duty—he said "Yes, there he is"—she said "What is he charged with"—he said "With disorderly conduct and assault on the police"—she said "Will you-take bail"—he said "Yes, if Mr. Marsh comes up I will take his bail"—she said "He is ill in bed and can't come up"—the sergeant said then "If you send any other respectable ratepayer up I will take their bail"—she did not make any complaint that she had been assaulted by Hyde or Kersey, or any of the police—she did not say to Hyde "What provocation did I give you"—the sergeant did not tell her to turn out—she did not say "Is it right that I should be treated like a dog, a person that pays rates and taxes," or anything of the sort—she went away, I believe, with one of her daughters who was outside standing on the pavement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She appeared to me as if she had walked or run to the station; she could scarcely speak plain, she seemed to want to speak too fast, she was out of breath as if she had run, there were seven or eight policemen in the station—the prisoner was there probably three or four minutes—the people outside were not trying to get in, there might be seven or eight persons on the pavement, that was all, they were not clambering up on the steps for the purpose of getting in; I should have seen if they had been.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw the seven or eight persons on the pavement when the prisoner went out of the station; I saw her go away, there were no per
<lb/>sons then standing on the steps with the exception of the constable Killeen.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-35" type="surname" value="KILLEEN"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-35" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KILLEEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 339). I know the prisoner by sight—I was at the police-station about 12.15 on the morning of 23rd July—I stood on the doorstep—I did not see Henry Marsh and Forrester brought in—I went to the doorstep afterwards, I was in plain clothes—while I was there the prisoner came in—she did not speak to me, she passed into the station and went into the charge-room—I was then on the third step from the top—I did not hear what was said in the charge-room—she might be in there seven or eight minutes—no one was standing on the steps but myself while she was in the charge-room—there were persons on the pavement below, two stood at the bottom of the steps, one was her daughter and another was a man named Hobbs; I think the daughter was the second youngest, she was in front of her mother when I first saw her, she stood outside on the pave
<lb/>ment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was off duty—Constable Jones 414 was at the door when I was there, he went into the charge-room—I stood on the steps—there was no crowd at all when I went there, only two persons standing on the pavement and there might be seven or eight in the roadway—none of them were on the steps—Sergeant Cripps came out at the time and he ordered the people that were there to go away, that was while Mrs. Marsh' was in the charge-room—when she came in there were very few persons out
<lb/>side, there might have been a dozen altogether, not more—I can't say whether a crowd followed Marsh and Forrester down to the station; I was not there then, I was in the station; while I was there everything was perfectly quiet—after Mrs. Marsh went in there was no talking outside that I. could hear—I did not hear anything that was going on inside, I did not listen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> While I was standing there I did not hear what passed in the room—I relieved Jones, he went into the charge-room when I came on to the steps—Sergeant Cripps went out while Mrs. Marsh was-in the charge-room and he stood at tha bottom of the steps while I stood there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-36" type="surname" value="CRIPPS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-36" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CRIPPS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X</hi> 8). I have been ten years in the police force—I was at the station on the morning of the 23rd July; I was there when Henry Marsh and
<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi> Forrester were in custody; I was out
<lb/>side, I saw them brought in—there may have been about twenty persons at first who followed them up—none of the persons went into the station in my presence—I did not go into the charge-room—I saw Mrs. Marsh in the station five or ten minutes after the others had been brought in there was no one else in with her, I did not see her go in, I was upstairs at that time; when I came down I saw her in the charge-room—I then went out and stood outside—I did not hear anything that passed in the room—there may have been a dozen persons then waiting outside, some had gone away, no one was Standing on the steps, unless it was the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a noise with Mrs. Marsh's son in the charge-room—there was nothing outside out of the way, no more than talking—I could not hear what was going on inside, there was a good deal too much noise for that; there was the ordinary noise of people outside a station when a man is taken into custody and his friends follow him, it would be impos
<lb/>sible to hear what was going on inside, not if I had listened ever so much.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-37" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-37" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 414). I was on duty in the police-station on the night of 22nd July when Henry Marsh and
<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi> Forrester were brought in—about ten or twelve persons came to the door—I was in the charge-room when the prisoner arrived—she came in and asked if her son was there—</p>
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<p>Sergeant Borner said "Yes," pointing to him; he was then standing in the dock—she asked what he was charged with—Borner told her—she said "Will you take bail?"—he said "Yes, we will take Mr. Marsh's bail"—she said he was ill in bed and can't come—he said "If you send up some respectable person who pays rates and taxes we will take his bail"—she did not complain of Hyde or any other constable assaulting her or knocking her down—the sergeant did not tell her to turn out—she did not say people who paid rates and taxes ought not to be treated like dogs, or anything of the kind.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not called before the Magistrate, he said it was not necessary, but to be in attendance at the trial—there was not a good deal of noise going on outside the station, nothing particular—if you were standing on the steps you might hear what was going on inside; there was some noise, but nothing particular—I was in the charge-room—there was a little confusion outside, I could not hear what was said; the prisoner was not talking particularly loud, in the ordinary way of talking, she was a little excited, nothing out of the way, she was talking rationally—when she came in she walked straight up to the desk, she could not see her son till she turned round, but she did not turn her head.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The sergeant was sitting at the desk; the desk is in the corner of the room—if she had turned her head she could have seen her-son—she was on one side of the table and the sergeant was sitting on the other.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "I went to the door and saw two police-constables with the prisoner in custody. I said
<hi rend="italic">'Harry</hi> let them lock you up and father will bail you.' I was struck on the right side of my face and thrown on my back on the pavement, it was police-constable Hyde
<hi rend="italic">X</hi> 318, who did it; Mr. Hobbs picked me up; I went indoors; I did not tell my husband of it. Afterwards I went to the station, I there told the inspector I had been knocked down by a police-constable; I don't know whether it was the same inspector who took the charge, it was just about shutting up time; I gave Hyde no provocation, only put my hand on my son's shoulder."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The following witnesses were called for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-39" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter, and live at 23, Crescent. Street—I was present on the night of this disturbance—I saw my brother Henry taken by the constables—I went in and spoke to my mother, and she followed me out—there was not a very large crowd, two or three dozen; I only saw one policeman—I did not see any of them draw their truncheons—my mother said "Go quietly
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>, father will soon bail you out," with that the policeman took up his right hand and knocked her down—he said "Get out of the way," and knocked her down—Mr. Hobbs picked her up—Hyde is the man that struck her—I followed my brother up to the station; Catherine Forrester went with me—I did not go inside the station; as I was returning home I met my mother going towards the station, and I went back with her—I stood at the bottom of the steps on the right hand side, on the first step—I saw my mother go in—I could hear what she said—she said "I have come to make a complaint against the police-officer that has knocked me down"—she turned and said "There you are, what provoca
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<p>did I give you to knock me down," with that the sergeant says to her "Have you any thing more to say"—she said "No"—then he says "Turn out"—he got off his seat came to the door and touches mother by the right arm, and if she had not had the presence of mind to catch hold of the right hand side of the railings she would have fallen down on her fece from the treatment she got at the station—she said "I am not quite a dog, this is working hard and paying rates and taxes for police-officers to protect you and to treat you like this"—she then came out and went home with me—I was at the police-court next day when my brother was brought up, mother did not go the first time, she did the second—Mr. Paget said "I will grant you a summons against police-constable Hyde."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was coming home, down Crescent Street, when I first saw the disturbance, my brother had a drop to drink, he was not speech
<lb/>less drunk or violent, he knew what he was doing—he did not knock down one of the constables; I did not see him kick one of them; I did not see a policeman's helmet knocked off—when I went in to my mother, my brother was in the hands of Hyde; I did not see Kersey; I saw him afterwards when they got up the stree-when by mother came out, she went close up to my brother, she stood by the side of the policeman, about a yard from him—she only said "Go quietly
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>, your father will soon bail you out"—she did not say anything else, because she was knocked down—he said "Get out of the way," and went just like that (
<hi rend="italic">describing</hi>), and caught her by the side of the face with his right hand—my father was asleep, ill in bed—I was examined twice at the police-court—I did not say there that my mother said to the policeman "Don't hurt him," yes, I think I did say it, I forgot that now—Hyde and Kersey took my brother to the station, my father had been ill a day or two, he suffers from 'the gout—he got up at 2 o'clock and went and bailed him out—my mother went into the beerhouse after she was knocked down, Mr. Hobbs took her in, he is not a friend of ours, he is a neighbour, I have known him two or three years—I saw
<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi> Forrester taken in custody outside the station; she was standing with me—I did not see Goldsworthy walking behind the other constables; I met my mother going to the station five or ten minutes after my brother bad been taken in—she went into the station to make her complaint; she went to the. door—she had her foot in, but she was not right. in, she only went in between the door—she did not go right into the charge-room, she stood between the charge-room door, she could not have had more than one foot in, she did not walk up to the desk—I could not see the sergeant sitting there, it was the sergeant that turned her out, that is him, Borner—I did not see where he came from; I suppose he came from the desk—he caught hold of her like this, and said "Turn out," she was at the top of the steps, if she had not caught hold of the rails she would have Men down on her face—I never went beyond the bottom of the steps on the pavement—she got my father to bail my brother out, he is in the habit of bailing people out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My father has had this beerhouse seven or eight years—I did not see the origin of the row between my brother and the police; when I came down, the policemen were just trying to catch hold of him and I immediately went in and spoke to my mother, and she came out.</p>
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<p>was taken in custody came out of the house as I opened the door and passed out behind me, and when he came out Hyde laid his hand on his shoulder and said "What have you been up to young Marsh?" a woman had been beaten and the constable said "What is the matter!" the woman said "My husband has beat me, and I give him in charge"—with that Hyde took him by the railings and said "I shall take you in custody"—he said "What for?"he said "For beating a woman," with that they took him; when he went into the road, and struggled with Kersey on this side and Hyde on that side—the mother came and said "
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi> go quietly, father will soon bail you out"—Hyde said, "Get away, and he struck her with the back of his hand, whether he did it to prevent himself from the people, or whether he inten
<lb/>tionally struck her, I can't say—she fell on ground and I saw some man pick her up, I did not know at the time who it was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Henry Marsh had had a little, I should not consider he was drunk, because I called him over to protect Ms brother's wife—
<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi> Forrester was not there at that time—I should think there were two or three dozen parsons outside the beerhouse—there were no stones thrown at the police, I never saw any thrown, or bricks—I did not see a constable's helmet down—the prisoner was quite close to her son,• when she said, go quietly, she could have touched him—Kersey and Hyde both had hold of him at that time, he was in a stooping position—I did not see the con
<lb/>stables on the ground—the blow Hyde gave the prisoner knocked her over, she fell on her back, she is a heavy woman, he pushed her over, I saw her on the ground—Kersey and Hyde took Henry Marsh away, I saw no other constables there—I did not see another constable keeping the crowd back—Henry Marsh resisted being taken, to the station, I did not. follow to the station; I have known him about six years—I know Mr. and' Mrs. Marsh by living opposite, that is all, as neighbours, nothing else; I consider the back part of the constable's hand touched the side of the prisoner's neck—I was examined at the police-court as one of the witnesses for Henry Marsh.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-41" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I live in Prince's Road, Notting Hill—I am a hod boy to plasterers—on the night of 22nd July I was walking up Crescent Street—I saw the constables taking Henry Marsh to the station—I saw Louisa Marsh go into her mother's beerhouse, I saw the mother come out—I heard her say to the policeman "Don't hurt him, because he is not well"—the policeman knocked her down with his right hand, with his open hand like that, with the back (
<hi rend="italic">describing</hi>); she toppled over—I saw somebody pick her up, I don't know who it was—I was going up the lane and saw Mrs; Marsh go to the police-station—I did not go in, I stood on the bottom step—I saw her go into the charge-room, into the place where the inspector was—I heard her say "Please, sir, I have come to make a complaint, the police officer knocked me down"—she said to the policeman "Here you are, what provocation did I give you to knock me down"—the sergeant said "Have you any more to say"?—she said. "No," and he said "Turn out"—she said "This is what we pay rates and taxes for, and the police treat us like dogs"—the sergeant got up from his seat and told her to go out, I saw him get up from the desk—I then came home—Mrs. Marsh did not come with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cress-examined</hi>. I have known Mrs. Marsh a good many years—I know Henry Marsh, I could not tell whether he was drank that night—he did not struggle with the constables, I believe two constables had hold of him—I did not see him struggle, he was walking quite quiet—Mrs. Marsh was about</p>
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<p>a yard from the coustable—she said "Don't hart him, because he is not well, go quietly
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>, your father will soon bail you out"—I don't know whether he was violent—I did not see her go into the beerhouse afterwards, I don't know what became of her, I saw the man pick her up—I believe I saw the sergeant come up—I did not see one of the constable's helmets on the ground—I went with Mrs. Marsh to the police-station—she saidhe was going to make a complaint against the police-officer who knocked, her down—she said nothing about bail—she stood at the charge-door, she could look into the room, I could see, she went just to the door, I could see her in the room, and I could see some policemen there—it was Hyde she charged with knocking her down—I was examined at the police-court for Mrs. Marah; when she was charged—I was standing on the bottom step off the., station—some other boys were with me, Alfred Davis, Alfred Main, and Marshall, they are friends of mine, they were standing with me they are not here, they were standing out in the road; there was only me standing on the steps—I did not say before the Magistrate that Davis Marshall, and Main were in the roadway—it was while I was. standing on the step that I saw the inspector get up from his desk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-42" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HOBBS</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Crescent Street,' Notting Hill—I saw the disturbance on a Saturday night—I saw the defendant her son was then in custody—I did not hear her say anything—I saw her either Knocked or' pushed down by one of the constables, I am not able to say which constable it was—I ran down the steps and picked her up, she was on the ground—I believe it was the third constable that knocked her down; it was a constable in uniform—I was standing on the steps of my house—I afterwards went to the station, but did not hear anything that took—place—I-stood outside until She came out and then I went home with her again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She went into the charge-room—I lost sight of her, she went right into the room—I was standing just at the bottom of the-steps, on the pavement—I could not hear a word that-passed in the charge-room—I saw her come out, she came out quietly and alone, I believer-nobody turned her out that I saw—I did not see anybody pushing her or taking her by the arm—when the constable pushed, her in—the street she went right over on her back, she was perhaps a yard from the constable—I did not hear anything said—I can't recognise which, constable, it was I can't say which, constable it, was—I can't say. whether. Henry
<lb/>Marsh was drunk—he, is not a friend—of mine; I have, known him from a child, ten years at least—I know Mr. and Mrs. Marsh very well, I have worked for. Mr. Marsh—Henry Marsh was rolling' about the streets did not see him roll the constable about; there-were no stones thrown; that I know of—there was but very little noise till he was taken into custody that was when I heard of it—I came out on business, not from the disturbance—I was standing at my own door, that was my business.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> What I saw was when I was standing on the doorstep of my own house—I had to go into the street to pick the woman; up—my house is about 40 yards from the prisoner's, on the other side of the way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-43" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Marsh, one of the defendant's sons, and live at 20, Crescent Street—on the evening of 22nd July I saw my' brother Henry in the custody of the police—I did not see my mother come out, but when I saw Henry taken I saw her standing in the road—I saw the policeman knock her back with his right hand; she, fell to the ground;</p>
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<p>I saw her picked up by Robert Hobbs—T could not identify the policeman that did it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My brother was not to say drunk, he was excited—I did not see him struggle at all—I did not hear my mother say any thing—it was one of the constables who had hold of my brother that did this; there is no mistake about that—I was standing next door, on the right hand side—there were a good many persons there—I was quite close to the constable, he touched the right hand side of my mother's face, like that, and knocked her backwards—I did not see her go into the house—I went to the chemist and saw no more.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-44" type="surname" value="MARSH"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-44" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARSH</persName> </hi>. On the night in question I was taken into custody by. the police, taken to the station and charged with an assault on the police, I was tried for it before the Magistrate and convicted—I remember my mother coming into the police-station—she said "I come to make a com
<lb/>plaint, being knocked down by the police"—she turned round and said "That is the constable that knocked me down" and she said "What pro
<lb/>vocation did I give you to knock me down"—the sergeant said "Have you got any more to say"—she said "No, I only want to know what provoca
<lb/>tion there was for the constable to knock me down; I pay rates and taxes, and I was knocked down," and thay ordered her out of the station—I was in the dock, she came up towards the desk where they book the charge, she came up the steps and came right in up to the desk—the dock sergeant turned her out, I could not make any observation, because they were taking my money from me—my father afterwards came and bailed me out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was at something like 2 or 3 o'clock in the morn
<lb/>ing—I was put in the dock, which is right in the corner; my mother came into the room and oame up to the sergeant's desk, just in front of him, and she made this statement to him, pointing out the constable there and then; the sergeant said "Have you got any more to say," and said "Turn out"—he got up from his desk—there was Hyde, the sergeant and another constable with ginger whiskers, and Kersey I think was standing on the steps, I don't know their names—there were plenty to turn her out without the sergeant, but he made it his business, without anybody else, he pushed her—one of the police got hold of me and said "Turn out your money"—I was not drunk or the worse for liquor or disorderly—I was disorderly when the police took me—I did not upset them both, nor ne'er a one of them; I did not kick any of them—I saw my mother knocked down—I was not asked about that—Hyde knocked her down, and I said "You will pay for knocking my mother down," and I was hit in the month and my mouth bled; he pushed round and shoved her down—she said "
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi>, go quietly, your father will soon reprieve you"—I think I have been charged twice, only twice—I was charged before Mr. Bridge, and he bound me over to keep the peace for three months, that was not for an assault, for being drunk; I was drunk then, I never broke the peace—I was not taken up on 17th May, 1874, for assaulting
<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi> Forrester—I never lived with any woman, she gave me in charge for an
<hi rend="italic">insault</hi>—I was not taken in custody on 19th May, 1875, for disorderly conduct—I was summoned once—I was not bound over, it was only for heaving a stone at a young man who had got his father's hat on, I was fined for that—I was only locked up twice; once when
<hi rend="italic">Kate</hi> Forrester charged me with assaulting her, and the inspector would not take the charge; she did not charge me a second time—she did</p>
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<p>not charge me on 19th February, 1876—I have not been locked up this year, only this last time—I am not under remand now for an assault—I was not charged with my brother William with assaulting George Field—there was a warrant taken out for my brother, I believe, and I went up to the station, I was told they required me, and they said "You had better stop here now you have come"—the case comes on at Hammersmith to
<lb/>morrow—Mr. Dracey and my father bailed me—my mother did not come to the charge-room about getting me bailed, she never mentioned
<hi rend="italic">no bail;</hi> she knew very well that I could get bail—I was not locked up for thieving, in fact, my mother don't trouble about us at all—I came home and was laid up with the diarrhoea, and there was a disturbance, and they struck me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-45" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Lockton Street, Commercial Road, and am a plasterer—on the night of 22nd July I was in Crescent Street and saw a disturbance—I saw Henry Marsh in custody—I saw Mrs. Marsh cross the road, and I saw her pushed down by a policeman, she went to the ground and she was picked up by Mr. Hobbs—I cannot say which constable it was that knocked her down, it was a man in uniform.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Mrs. Marsh twelve or fourteen years—I heard nothing said—the crowd was disorderly, the few that were there; there were one or two rather disorderly—I did not see stones thrown—the constable had Henry Marsh by one hand, and then fie turned round and pushed Mrs. Marsh down—I don't know whether Henry was drunk, I was not near enough to see.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-46" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am a painter of 29, Crescent Street—on 22nd July I was standing at my door, which is about 12 yards from Mr. Marsh's—I saw Mrs. Marsh in the road, "and saw a constable knock her down; I saw her picked up by a man who lives nearly opposite I don't know his name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were only two constables in the street; they had hold of Henry Marsh—I could not say he was drunk'; I think he was sober—he went well and quietly as far as I saw him—I did not see him struggling with the constables—I have known Mrs. Marsh twelve years, all the time I have been in that street; I have known the son as well—I was examined before the Magistrate on 5th September; I attended there on two occasions.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1876.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Im
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRADFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On the night of 2nd October I was passing the Pindar of Wakefield public-house, and saw the prisoner and his wife—a woman, named Draker, came out and spoke to them, and. They all three went into the house—I sent for assistance and placed two con
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<p>of Swinton Street, and I directed the two constables to seize Draker, I followed the prisoner and his wife—I heard a noise, looked round and saw Darker in custody and another constable picking up something—I said "Don't let go of her hand"—he said "She has thrown something away, but I have got it all right"—I went back and took Wilson, who said that he was going home—I said "You have been in company with coiners and I shall arrest you on suspicion"—I told Dickens to seize her other arm—when they were placed in the dock at the station, Draker used an oath, and said "You have done this for us"—I found in the prisoner's trousers pocket this packet, containing two bad half-crowns, with paper between them, and a halfpenny and a bad half-crown loose—Peckham handed me this handkerchief, containing two packets, in one of which were ten bad half-crowns, and in the other five, with blotting paper between each—on Draker was found 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a purse—the prisoner's wife was discharged by the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-51" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DICKENS</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, of 219, Gray's Inn Road—Bannister called me and I seized the prisoner by the left hand—going to the station he made a dart at his pocket, and said to his wife, who followed us to the station, "Good night, it's all over"—I saw the coin taken from him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman I</hi> 297). I assisted Bannister and took Draker, she threw a white handkerchief down and I called to Peckham to pick it up—he did so, and said "Here is a lump in it"—she was searched at the station, and fifteen bad half-crowns were found on her—when the charge was read over, she said "How could I have it
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns in blotting paper, and the one found in the prisoner's pocket are bad, and two of them are from the same mould—the other fifteen are bad, and some of them are from the same mould as the others.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction of uttering in May</hi>, 1875,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated their former evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 152). I was about 2 yards behind Bryant when he took Draker, and I saw her throw a handkerchief away—I, picked it up and found in a corner of it fifteen half-crowns—she said at the station "How can you say I had it in my possession when I threw it away."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Draker's Defence</hi>. A man asked me to drink and sent me into two public-houses to look for a young woman. When the policeman took me he said you are charged with having counterfeit coin in your possession and throwing it away. I said "How can you charge me with throwing it away when I had nothing to throw away?"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude</hi>.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STEPHEN WILLIAM MOSS</hi> (30)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>. John Tags. I am foreman in the New Cattle Market—on the 29th</p>
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<p>September I was at work there and saw the prisoner shuffling something in his hand which he put into some hurdles—I went there and found a packet of bad money—he returned to the spot in twenty minutes, and I had him taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not see you stoop to pick up a little book—I was not 30 yards from you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-58" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR RUSSELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 179). I was on duty, and Tagg showed me a parcel containing fifteen bad florin and nine bad shillings—I spoke to the sergeant on duty and returned and saw the prisoner go to where the money was found—I stopped him and asked him what he was doing—Tagg. came up and said "That is the man who put the money under the hurdle," he said he knew nothing of it—I found in his pocket this part of a book and the other part under the hurdles—ten of the florins "were wrapped in blue tissue paper and the rest were loose.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I picked up the book to light my pipe and put it in my pocket.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. You had a pipe on you but no tobacco.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These fifteen florins and nine shillings are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had some tobacco, because the sergeant gave it back to me at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-61" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-61" type="given" value="BENJAMIN WILLIAM"/>BENJAMIN WILLIAM WALTON</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Crown public-house, 172, Cable Street—on Monday, 9th October, the prisoner came in for a glass of ale and put down
<hi rend="italic">Is</hi>.—I broke it in half and gave both pieces to the prisoner, who put them in a purse and gave me a good half a crown; I gave her the change—she did not say a word about the coin being bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-62" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-62" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CARTER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Crown public-house—I saw Walton serve the prisoner; he said "I think this is a bad one"—I said "Break it," and give it to her back," he did so, and she put the pieces in her purse and paid with a half-crown—she went out and I followed her; she joined a man, they went a little lower down and separated—she came back to the Hoop & Grapes and put down a shilling—I said "Look at the money" he tried it with his teeth, and said "It is bad"—I detained the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-63" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RAYCROFT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Hoop & Grapes—on 9th October my sister served the prisoner with a pint of beer, she paid with 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Mr. Carter came in and spoke to me; I tried the ls. and found it was bad, and gave it to a constable—she seemed sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 65). On 9th October about 12 o'clock I was called to the Hoop & Grapes, and found the prisoner detained for tendering bad coin—she said that she had 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. given her by a gentleman and did not know that they were bad—I received this shilling from Raycroft.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-65" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the police station—I searched the prisoner and found on her a shilling and a penny—she was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I am an unfortunate girl; I had the money given to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALTON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-68" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the till, but I did not notice any other florins—it was emptied about 3 p.m.—I am quite certain of the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I told her to look at the coin, and she gave me a bad florin from the top of the till which I afterwards handed to the policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-70" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-70" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at Guildhall Tavern, Gresham Street—on 14th September, at a little, after 12 o'clock, I served the prisoner with a glass of ale—he gave me a bad florin—I detained him and sent for a policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not attempt to go away because he did not know what I had done—when I charged him he said "I do not know whether that is the one or not which I gave the young
<hi rend="italic">lady</hi>"—I had never seen him before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-71" type="surname" value="GOOMBEE"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-71" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL GOOMBEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 119). The prisoner was given into ray custody with this florin, and I received another bad florin from Kingston—he said "I did not know it was a bad one."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found no bad money on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-72" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad, they are not from the same mould.</p>
<p>
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<p>478.
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<interp inst="def1-478-18761023" type="age" value="20"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN FINLAYSON</hi> (20)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18761023-478-offence-1 t18761023-name-74"/>George Glanville</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. READ</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-75" type="surname" value="GLANVILLE"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-75" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GLANVILLE</persName> </hi>. I live in Jeffery Road, Clapham—on 16th October I was at Ludgate Hill Railway Station rising to get into a train—the prisoner pushed against my right arm and I felt a tug at my watch and found the chain hanging down—a gentleman said something and I followed the prisoner and charged him with taking my watch—he said that he had not—I saw him drop it, and gave him in charge; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I distinctly saw you drop it—the station is well lit—I do not know where the man is who said that he saw you take it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-76" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GENZIER</persName> </hi>. I am a wine merchant, of 27, Clement's Lane—I was on the platform at Ludgate Hill, and saw Glanville holding the prisoner, who threw an article down—Glanville picked it up—it was a gold watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were in front of me, and you threw the watch backwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY ORCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of Bedford Row—on 16th October I was at Ludgate Hill Station, standing behind Genzier, and saff Glanville seize the prisoner by the coat—I saw the prisoner throw a watch from his hand behind him—it came against my feet—I picked it up, and handed it to Glanville.</p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-78" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COUSINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner and found on him a railway ticket from Snow Hill to the Borough, a knife, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I am innocent. I was not near him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-478-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted in August</hi>, 1875,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<p>479.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18761023-479-offence-1 t18761023-name-80"/>Prescott Hewitt</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. R. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-81" type="surname" value="BURROWS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-81" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BURROWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 273). On 1st October, a little after 4 a.m., I was on duty in Berkeley Square, and examined the. area of Dr. Hewitt's house, No. 36, and found this chisel and knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the bar was hanging down—I communicated with the people of the house—the area gate was locked, and there was a little dirt as if a person had climbed over.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-82" type="surname" value="MAYHEW"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-82" type="given" value="ERNEST JAMES"/>ERNEST JAMES MAYHEW</persName> </hi>. I am footman to Dr. Hewitt, of 36, Berkeley Square; that is next door to Lord Londesborough's—on Saturday night, September 1st, about 10.45, I locked up the house—I locked the area door, put a bar across, and bolted it—the area gate was locked and the key taken upstairs—on Sunday morning I was rung up by a constable, went outside, and saw a bar projecting from the area door and one or two of the bars broken, and half the glass taken out—there were two broken panes lying on the steps.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-83" type="surname" value="ANGLESEA"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-83" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ANGLESEA</persName> </hi>. I am hall porter to Lord Londesborough—I was standing on the steps at 12.15 or 12.30, and heard the breaking of glass at No. 37—I went to the area and-saw a man rush up the steps and spring over the gate very quickly—I said "What is the matter?"—he said "Look at her," and went very quickly round the corner of Mount Street—I saw his face distinctly; there was a lamp at 37 and another at 38—on 6th October, I was taken to the station, and saw eight or nine men—I asked if there were any more, and was told no—I then picked out the prisoner as the man I had seen—I have not the least doubt that he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-84" type="surname" value="TRUELOVE"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-84" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TRUELOVE</persName> </hi>. I am footman to Lord Londesborough—I was on the steps and heard glass break—I saw a man come out of the area of 36, climb over the gate and walk away—I saw his face—there was a lamp at 36, "brighter than an ordinary street lamp—I heard him say something to Anglesea, but could not hear what it was—I was taken to Marlborough Street, on the 14th, and was shown seven or eight men—I picked the •prisoner out and am positive he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-479-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-479-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1876.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>480.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE EDWARD NASH</hi> (24)</persName>, was indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-86" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-86" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-87" type="surname" value="MARSHALL"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-87" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at the Sun Music Hall, Knights-bridge—about 18th or 19th August, a cabman brought a letter which was handed to Mr. Williams, the proprietor—he read it and gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold to take to the cabman, which I did; I afterwards saw the contents of the letter, this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Friday morning. Dear Mr. Williams. Would you do me the favour of advancing me on my salary 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., for I have—a small bill to meet to-day and have not quite sufficient; if you will forward it by</p>
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<p>bearer you will oblige, if not please return the enclosed by bearer. Yours, Frederick Charles. (
<hi rend="italic">"Enclosure:</hi> "I O U 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., Frederick Charles, Military Comminute.")</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-88" type="surname" value="WARBEY"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-88" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WARBEY</persName> </hi>. I am a fancy box-maker, of Princes Street, Barbican—the prisoner was in my employment eighteen months; I have seen him write everyday, continually, he kept my books—this letter and I O U are his writing, also these other two letters, and I O U's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I have no interest in this case, I am not prejudiced against you; I last saw you write in January 1874, I have not my books here, I can
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> them in five minutes, these three letters are not written alike, you wrote so many hands.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-89" type="surname" value="FAYER"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM BURNHAM"/>WILLIAM BURNHAM FAYER</persName> </hi>. I am a comedian, and live 393, Kennington Road—I was engaged at the Foresters Music Hall, in August and Sep
<lb/>tember—this letter is not my writing. (
<hi rend="italic">Upon</hi> Mr. Williams
<hi rend="italic">proposing to live this evidence, the</hi> Recorder
<hi rend="italic">having ascertained that there was no proof uttering by the prisoner, declined to receive it; as it could only be tendered to show guilty knowledge, and did not affect the question of forgery. The docu
<lb/>ment was, however, admissable for the purpose of comparison of handwriting, and was put in</hi>.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You never saw me before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-90" type="surname" value="CAVANAGH"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-90" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CAVANAGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 442). I was at the police-court, on 23rd September, when the prisoner was charged with forging these documents—at that time Everleigh and Cross had been committed for trial—all these three documents were then produced—I believe the prisoner saw them!.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I stated at the police-court, that Mr. Botting had one of these letters, and that he refused to give it up because he thought it was Everleigh's writing who was a friend of his—I have not shown these letters to anyone but Mr. Warbey, to ask if they were your writing; I showed them to him because he had been your employer, and he produced his books and compared the writing of the letters with them, and said they were your writing—I have not a letter of Mr. Travers, you were not committed on that charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-91" type="surname" value="CHARLES"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-91" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK CHARLES</persName> </hi>. I am a comic vocalist, and live at 35, Russell Street—I never saw the prisoner till he was at the police-court—I did not give him or any one authority to write this letter—I was engaged at the Sun Music Hall at that time and more than 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was due to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I stated at the police-court that Mr. Botting had a letter of the same kind; I saw it, it was exactly the same handwriting, got up in' the same style.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-92" type="surname" value="WARBEY"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-92" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WARBEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I have now got my books, the first page is all the prisoner's writing, it was partly from the likeness to this writing that I came to the conclusion that the letters were written by him, but he wrote so many hands.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the time you were with me I had a newspaper and tobacconist's shop in Church Lane, Islington, which was managed by my wife and one of my brothers, I was generally at Barbican; I came occa
<lb/>sionally to see how you were getting on; I saw you writing continually—you were a commercial traveller and had 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week and 3 3/4 percent. com
<lb/>mission; here is your own writing as a receipt for your salary; you put yourself down as "George," that does not refer to the boy, but to you—you kept the cash-book so that nobody could understand it—I am not aware that your mother holds an I O U of mine or my brother's, I know nothing</p>
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<p>about it—I told the Magistrate that I could tell your handwriting upside down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-93" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-93" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-93" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE NASH</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my son—I have been continually in the habit of seeing his writing—he has been travelling about the country, for some time and I have received three or four letters from him a weeks besides newspapers—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">signed Frederick Charles</hi>) is not my son's writing—I produce a letter of his; I don't think the date is to it, it is on. that
<hi rend="italic">my</hi> sister received from him—I hold an I O U of Mr. Warbey's for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—I have no other letter of my son's than this one—I destroyed them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This letter is not his writing (
<hi rend="italic">one produced by Mr. Warbey</hi>), I am quite certain of that; it is addressed from my house—I don't believe it is his writing, it is not as he writes to me; yes, I see it is his writing—I do not think these other letters are his (
<hi rend="italic">the alleged forgeries</hi>), not the least like it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. This prosecution is brought forward at the instigate of Mr. Warbey on account of some fall out. The letters are not my writing None of the witnesses saw me at the hall.</p>
<p>
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<p>481.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE EDWARD NASH</hi> (24)</persName>, was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted with
<persName id="def2-481-18761023" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-481-18761023" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def2-481-18761023" type="surname" value="CROSS"/>
<interp inst="def2-481-18761023" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES CROSS</hi> (23)</persName>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<persName id="def3-481-18761023" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-481-18761023" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-481-18761023" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def3-481-18761023" type="surname" value="EVERLEIGH"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK EVERLEIGH</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18761023-481-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18761023-481-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-481-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>(
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 575), for feloniously forging and uttering a request for the payment of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-97" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-97" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Cross, and</hi> Mr. Charles Mathews
<hi rend="italic">for Everleigh.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-98" type="given" value="EDWARD MONTAGUE"/>EDWARD MONTAGUE GLADWIN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Robert Ford, "pro praetor of the Foresters' Music Hall, Cambridge Road—on 19th August this letter was handed to me by one of the servants in an envelope addressed to Mr. Ford—I went into the lobby and there saw Cross—I asked him. What he was waiting for—he said for an answer to a-letter—I said "Who from I"—he said "From Mr. Fayer"—I asked. him what he wanted—he said he had to take back either 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or an I O U—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and then asked for his name and address—he said "Charles Cross, 4, Bentley Terrace, Kings-land," and I wrote that at the back of the letter—I have seen Nash in the hall as a customer several times—Mr. Fayer was a singer at the hall at this time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Nash</hi>. I can't say that I had seen you at the hall for a month or
<hi rend="italic">two</hi> before, or while Mr. Fayer was singing there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-99" type="surname" value="FAYER"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM BURNHAM"/>WILLIAM BURNHAM FAYER</persName> </hi>. I am a comedian, "and live at 393, Kenning
<lb/>ton Road—on 19th August I was engaged at the Forrester's Music Hall—I know Everleigh by sight only—I did not write this letter or 10 U—I have seen Cross; I did not authorise him to give my name or deliver this letter, or Everleigh either, or to receive any money on my account—I never saw Nash to my knowledge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-100" type="surname" value="WARBEY"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-100" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WARBEY</persName> </hi>. This letter is Nash's writing, that I swear. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter was similar to the one in the last case</hi>.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-101" type="surname" value="BANKS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-101" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BANKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer K</hi>). I apprehended Cross on a warrant for uttering this order—he said "It is no use my denying it, I did receive the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but not all for my own purposes"—I have been to 4, Bentley Ter
<lb/>race and found that he had left there for some months—I took him into custody outside Clerkenwell police-court at the time Everleigh. was before the Magistrate there.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross' statement before the Magistrate was read, in which he stated that the letter was written by Everleigh and given to him to take to the music halll.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Nash called</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-102" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-102" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-102" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE NASH</persName> </hi>. This letter is not my son's writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EVERLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NASH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-481-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-481-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CROSS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18761023-481-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18761023-481-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-481-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY [Recommended to mercy by the prosecution, believing the whole scheme to have been concocted by Nash. See original trial image.]</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18761023-481-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-481-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-481-18761023 t18761023-481-punishment-10"/>Four Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EVERLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was also sentenced to Four Months' Imprisonment on the</hi> previous indictment (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 575).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">They were both recommended to mercy by the prosecution, believing the whole scheme to have been concocted by Nash.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>482.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD BARRON</hi> (41)</persName>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18761023-482-offence-1 t18761023-cd-1"/>12th May</rs> 10 lbs. cigars and ten boxes, and on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18761023-482-offence-1 t18761023-cd-2"/>9th June</rs> 2 lbs. cigars and a goose, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18761023-482-offence-1 t18761023-name-104"/>William Nicholls</persName> and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PUKCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> Mc Liston
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NIOHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I am a cigar merchant, formerly of 1, West Street, Moorgate—I reside at Islington—in June last the prisoner was in my service at a salary of 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week and 5 per cent. on all sales—I used to send out with him goods to various customers—on 12th May I purchased ten boxes of cigars of Mr. Cowen, with the brand Enchantre", and paid for them—I went with the prisoner expressly to get those boxes, and sent him with them to Mr. Glancey's—he returned at night very much the worse for drink—he said the ten boxes had been stolen out of the trap, and he was not able to go to Mr. Glancey's, and that he ought to have had some
<lb/>body with him—on 9th June I went with the prisoner to Mr. Hewitt's, who keeps the Red House Tavern, St. John's Wood, and purchased two cases of cigars, and in driving through the cattle market afterwards with Mr. Hewitt he bought four geese and I bought three—when I got home there were only two, and the two boxes of cigars were gone—I said "How. is this?"—he said "I don't know"—I said "You have been robbing me for a long time"—I went to the boot of the trap, where I keep the nosebag, and there was the missing goose, killed, and the two boxes of cigars, wrapped up together in a newspaper, all over blood—I said. "What is the meaning of this?"—he said "I don't know anything about it"—I said "Well, I will. let you know something about it directly"—I took the goose into my garden, and when I came out the prisoner was running down the street, and I never saw him any more till he was taken into custody—I had occa
<lb/>sion to go that day to Mr. Lewin, a customer of mine, and he gave me a box of cigars to look at—they had the Enchantre brand—Mr. Lewin also produced this invoice; it is the prisoner's writing. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "May 15,1876. Mr. Lewin, bought of Nicholls, Lloyd, & Co., cigar merchants, c., ten boxes of Havanas, Enchantre's, at 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 2 1/2 discount, 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Settled by cash same time, J. Lloyd, Nicholls, Co. "The price to Mr. Glancey was 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., these were charged at 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said they were 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. cigars.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the prisoner is now working for Messrs. Jack
<lb/>son Co., cigar merchants, of Holloway—I did not obtain my partner's sanction for this prosecution—I did not sec much of him; I see him occasionally outside the Nag's Head at Holloway—he is to be seen there every day—I can't say that I remember seeing him there a few days before I instituted these proceedings, and having a conversation about some goods</p>
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<p>I had sold belonging to the partnership; I can't say I did not—I sold some wine warrants and something was said about what was to be done with the money—he asked me when I was going to pay the money—I don't think he said anything about paying it into the bank, because the money was bespoke—he wanted me to give him part of the money for his own use, and I paid every shilling of it away, and can produce the receipts for it; it was 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. went for rent out of it—I did not ask him who gave him the information about the warrants, nor did he say he would not tell me—I did not say it was the prisoner—he asked me to let him have half the money, he was going to the races next day; that is how he gets his living—I would not give him any; the prisoner's name was not mentioned—I. did not say "I will make Barron so as his own mother won't know him"—I know Mr. Lloyd is here; he was five times at the police-court and never opened his mouth—I never had a penny for the ten boxes of cigars—I called at Barron's house on Monday, loth May, to see what had become of my samples—I saw him rolling about at 10 o'clock at night, and he had not returned with his samples—I did not receive 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on account of the sale of these very cigars, in the presence of his son William, his daughter Ellen, and Miss Manham, his housekeeper; that I swear—I did not have the ten boxes of Enchantres home on the Saturday evening—he sent me a note on the Sunday night—I have not saved it, it was merely a little scrap of paper; I can tell you what was on it—it was not "Dear Nicholls,—Please give my son the ten boxes of cigars for Parish, also my samples, as I want to get round early in the morning to catch him"—the note was to send for the samples, four boxes in one parcel and three in the other, and I thought it was very much out of order sending for them on a Sunday night—the samples were not taken out of the trap the day before; when I got home—he returned home by himself drunk—they were taken out on the Friday at my house; that was the usual course—he did not go out on the Saturday—he had the ten boxes to deliver to Mr. Glancey on Friday—I was at Mr. Cohen's about 11 o'clock that morning—the prisoner said that Mr. Glancey had ordered the ten boxes of him, he had not ordered them of me—I went to Mr. Glancey next morning to see if he had ordered them, and he said "No"—I am not in partnership with Mr. Lloyd now—I had to dissolve partnership in consequence of my private insolvency—I did not give my son a character in the name of Franks—the prisoner accepted a bill for 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for me, and I lent him 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. afterwards in gold; that was for a debt that he had to pay—it was an accommodation bill on his part—I have lent him plenty of money out of my own bank, which I can prove.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-106" type="surname" value="WILKS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILKS</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Cohen—I sold ten boxes of cigars to Mr. Nicholls and packed them—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-107" type="surname" value="LEWIN"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-107" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LEWIN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Nightingale Tavern, Wood Green—on Sun
<lb/>day, "' 14th May, the prisoner called on me, he had been several times before, and introduced himself to me as Lloyd—I thought he was one of the firm—he asked me if I would line him—I said I did not want any, but if he would bring me some as a sample I would see, and he brought me ten boxes next day—I had asked for six—the invoice charge was 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I said "I don't like taking more than I have ordered"—he said "You will like the goods"; and I paid him without looking at them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had seen him with Mr. Nicholls two or three times, and I had been led to believe he was Mr. Nicholl's partner, not by Mr.</p>
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<p>Nicholls, but by himself—I thought he was Lloyd; they appeared to be on perfectly good terms.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-108" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-108" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on 21st June, for stealing ten boxes of cigars—at first he said he knew nothing about the cigars, but at the station after he was charged, he said "I took the cigars to Mr. Glancey and they were not good enough, he would not take them in."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-109" type="surname" value="GLANCEY"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GLANCEY</persName> </hi>. I live at Wood's Hotel, Lincoln's Inn Fields—the last purchase of cigars I made from Messrs. Nicholls was six boxes, which I bought of Mr. Nicholls and paid him ready money for—I forgot to bring the invoice with me, it was in the early part of the summer, three, four or five months ago—Nicholls and the prisoner came together, with a horse and trap—the prisoner called on me afterwards and solicited an order—I can't fix the date—he did not bring me ten boxes of cigars—I never ordered ten boxes, he did not bring any nor did I refuse any.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him some years, and always found him a highly respectable man; he is a member of the Spectacle Makers' Company—I have seen him and the prosecutor together at my house on the most friendly terms; I was led to believe from the first transaction that they were partners or something of that sort, from the way in which Mr. Nicholls treated him; they had tea at my house and spent a very pleasant evening—about a week before the Derby day, the prisoner called on me and I ordered twelve boxes of cigars from him, which was not supplied through the pro
<lb/>secutor, but through some other firm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-110" type="surname" value="HODGES"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-110" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HODGES</persName> </hi>. I am waterman at the Red House, St. John's Wood on 9th June seven geese were brought there in a trap, the prisoner gave me four out for Mr. Hewitt, the landlord, and there were three left—I took the four in—I afterwards saw the prisoner take one out of the trap and kill it, and put it in the boot under his feet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Nicholls was then in the wine bar—I don't think either of them were intoxicated; they seemed very friendly together, the prisoner was outside and Mr. Nicholls was inside—I dare say they were there an hour and half—Mr. Nicholls was the gent, because he stopped inside, but I dare say the prisoner went in and had a liquor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The following witnesses were called for the defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-111" type="surname" value="BARRON"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-111" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BARRON</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Riversdale Road, Highbury Park—I am the prisoner's son—on 14th May at his request I took a note to Mr. Nichollfi' house, Mr. Nicholls showed me the note, it was "Dear Nicholls—Please give' my son the ten boxes of cigars for Parish, also my samples as I want to get off early in the morning to catch him, yours truly, E. Barron". My brother Charles was with me, and was present when the note was read—it was shown to him as well by Mr. Nicholls—after some time he gave me the boxes of cigars—I carried ten boxes, and my brother carried a few, I don't know how many.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was on Sunday evening, 14th May—the note was not read to me, I read it myself—I believe I remember the words exactly I did not notice the blind on the boxes, they were done up in brown paper—I never fetched any except on that occasion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-112" type="surname" value="BARRON"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-112" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BARRON</persName> </hi>. I went with my brother—Mr. Nicholls gave us the note to read (
<hi rend="italic">repeating it</hi>)—my brother had one parcel of ten boxes, and I had a parcel of samples.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-113" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-113" type="surname" value="MANHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-113" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MANHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's housekeeper—on 15th May a</p>
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<p>small parcel was left on the mantel piece, containing 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I saw the prisoner count it out—Mr. Nicholls called that evening, and I saw the prisoner give it to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am no relation of the prisoner—I don't know that Mr. Nicholls had ever called for money before—the prisoner was quite sober that evening, he was not rolling about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-114" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARRON</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the prisoner—I remember in May a parcel being left on the mantelpiece with money in it—I don't know how much—Mr. Nicholls had it, my father gave it him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My sister and the housekeeper were present, and I believe my brother Edward—Charles was not there; neither of them were in the room when the money was given—it was on the 25th May—I re
<lb/>member the date by the almanac, it was on a Monday—I was not examined before the Magistrate—my two brothers were there, but were not examined.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-115" type="surname" value="PARISH"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-115" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARISH</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler in Montague Street, Spital
<lb/>fields—in May I had two boxes of cigars of the prisoner as samples, and I ordered ten more to make up the dozen—he brought them on Saturday morning and when they were opened I disapproved of them—I said they would not suit my customers, and were not like the sample—he showed me the invoice and asked for pen and ink and said, "I can make more money of them, I am going to Wood Green to a gentleman I can sell them to."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had the two boxes eight or nine days before, I did not notice the brand—I had a receipt for what I paid, I believe the officer has it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-116" type="surname" value="MYERS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MYERS</persName> </hi>. I pass under the name of Lloyd—I was trading with Mr. Nicholls under the firm of Nicholls, Lloyd, & Co., in West Street, Finsbury—I did not give my consent to this prosecution, I don't believe in it in any way—I would not believe Mr. Nicholls on his oath—we engaged Barron to travelforus, Mr. Nichollf introduced him as a highly respectable man—in June I saw Nicholls outside the Nag's Head, in the Holloway Road, and had a conversation with him about some wine warrants—he asked me from whom I had the information, I refused to answer him—he said "I know who told you about selling those cigars, it was Barron and I will make him so that his mother shan't know him"—I prosecuted Nicholls at the Guildhall police-court for robbing me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecution was withdrawn, they referred it to arbitration, he apologised next day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-117" type="surname" value="PARISH"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-117" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARISH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). It was not two months before the ten boxes came that I bought the two boxes, I am not particular to a day, being no scholar—I always allow the
<hi rend="italic">Missus</hi> to pay the bills—I think it was. on 12th or 13th May that the ten boxes were offered to me, I can't say for certain—it was on a Saturday, morning from 10 o'clock to 10.30, I said at the police-court it was on Monday—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the invoice that was shown to me, this is dated the 12th—it might have been on the Monday I could not say for a day, it might have been on the 15th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-482-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-482-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18761023-482-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18761023-482-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-482-18761023 t18761023-482-punishment-11"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>483.
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<interp inst="def1-483-18761023" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-483-18761023" type="age" value="56"/>
<interp inst="def1-483-18761023" type="surname" value="HOLROYD"/>
<interp inst="def1-483-18761023" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HOLROYD</hi> (56)</persName>
<rs id="t18761023-483-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18761023-483-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-483-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-119" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BLYTH</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Messrs. Coutts' bank, in the Strand on 5th September shortly before 4 o'clock the prisoner handed this cheque at the counter—we have a customer named Burges, of Hill Street, Berkley Square and Ireland, his name is spelt with one's, and his second Christian name is John Winy—I noticed that the name on the cheque was incorrectly spelt and I asked the prisoner how he came by it—he said it was given him by a boy clerk to R. Mason for whom he had done work—I referred the matter to Mr. Stanley the chief cashier and he asked him other questions, I was not present.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He might hare been in the bank 15 or 20 minutes—he gave an address when he mentioned the name of Mason, but I don't remember what he said.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-120" type="surname" value="STANLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-120" type="given" value="EDWARD WILLIAM"/>EDWARD WILLIAM STANLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the principal in the cashier's depart
<lb/>ment at Messrs. Coutts'—on the afternoon of the 5th September this cheque was shown to me—I saw the prisoner at the counter—I asked him from whom he obtained this cheque—he said "From Mr. Mason"—I said "Who is Mr. Mason?"—"A builder"—"What is Mr. Mason's address?"—"No. 5, Union Street, Berkeley Square"—"What is your name and address?"—he gave James Holroyd, 7, Carpenter Street, Mount Street"—I wrote down those two names and address in his presence—I looked in the Directory and then said "What did Mr. Mason give you this cheque for?"—he said "For work done, I did work for him," or words to that effect—I said "Did Mr. Mason give it to you with his own hands?"—he said "No, his boy clerk brought it to me"—I said "Did the boy say for what purpose it was?"—he said "No, he need not have said that, because I knew what it was"—I then directed Matthews, the constable, to make inquiries and he took the pri
<lb/>soner away in a cab—I afterwards saw Mr. Mason in the prisoner's presence and said "Well, Mr. Mason, do you know anything of this man?"—he said "Nothing whatever"—Matthews also said to me in his presence "He does not reside in Carpenter Street, but at 10, Adam Street, Manchester Square, close by"—I then said to the prisoner "Can you give any reasonable account of how you became possessed of this cheque?"—he made no reply—I then told the constable to take him into custody—Mrs. Arbuth not has an account at our bank—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is her cheque book; this cheque is one of three that have been taken from the end of the book.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say that the cheque was brought to him in a note.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-121" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-121" type="given" value="ALFRED SCRUBY"/>ALFRED SCRUBY MASON</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, and reside at 5, Union Street, Charles Street, Berkeley Square—I carry on business as Richard Mason & Son—my father has been in business there thirty years—this cheque was shown to me on the afternoon of the 5th September, I know nothing whatever of it, or of the prisoner—the endorsement, "Richard Mason," appears to be an attempt to imitate my father's writing—on the body of the cheque the name is Robert Mason.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We work for Mr. Burges, of Hill Street, Berkeley Square.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-122" type="surname" value="MATTHEWS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-122" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MATTHEWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On the afternoon of 5th September I went with the prisoner and the cheque to Mr. Mason's, 5, Union Street—on the way there he said that Mr. Mason's boy clerk had brought it to him for payment as he owed him some money—I saw Mr. Mason, senior, standing at his street door—I told him that the prisoner had presented a cheque at Coutts' bank which had turned out to be a forgery and that he said he had got it from his boy clerk—Mr. Mason said "Come inside, I don't know any</p>
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<p>thing about the matter"—we went inside and he fetched his son—I related the story to him and he said "I don't know the prisoner at all, I don't owe him any money—the prisoner then said "It is not this Mr. Mason at all, it is another Mr. Mason that owes me some money over a betting transaction"—when we got into the street I said "You have told me a falsehood about Mr. Mason, do you live at 7, Carpenter Street?"—he said "I used to, I now live at 10, Adam Street, Manchester Square"—we went there and found it correct—I asked him where this Mr. Mason lived—he said "I don't know, nobody knows where betting men live"—he gave his name as William Holroyd.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-123" type="surname" value="BURGES"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN WNYR"/>JOHN WNYR BURGES</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Hill Street, Berkeley Square—I am a Magistrate of the county Tyrone—I keep an account at Coutts'—I know nothing of this cheque; it is not my signature or by my authority; the names are wrongly spelt—Mr. Mason, the builder, works for me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-124" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-124" type="surname" value="ARBUTHNOT"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-124" type="given" value="MARY HELEN"/>MARY HELEN ARBUTHNOT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Ryarson Arbuthnot—he keeps an account, at Coutts'—I am in the habit of drawing cheques on that bank—this is my cheque-book—in June and July last we were residing at 51, Seymour Street, for a few weeks—during that time I hired a carriage and horses of Mr. Miller, and the prisoner was the coachman, he used to come to the house very often for orders; I used to see him downstairs at the entrance, never in the dining-room—I remember twice taking my cheque-book out with me in the carriage when I went to the Langham Hotel—I did not leave it in the carriage, I took it with me into the hotel on both—occasions—I was not aware that any cheques were taken out of my book—until this inquiry took place—I know nothing of this cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was not my servant, I had nothing to do with him, he merely came with the horses and for orders—I always called him "Coachman"—I usually kept my cheque-book in a little folding desk in the drawing-room, it was not locked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-125" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-125" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HALLETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Paddington Street—I know the prisoner, his name is James Howlett, he was living at 10, Adam Street, about five years, up to the time he was taken—I never knew him by the name of James Holroyd.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>484.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN TARRANT</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18761023-484-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a bill. of exchange for 144
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-127" type="surname" value="SMALLFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-127" type="given" value="SYDNEY"/>SYDNEY SMALLFIELD</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Winchester Road, Willesden Lane, and am a clerk in the employment of Edward Mills, trading under the name of Smallfield Co., 55, King William Street—this bill marked A was given"' to me by Mr. Mills on 15th September to present at the bank, it fell due that day; I took it to the bank at Richmond, it was returned marked "No account."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-128" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-128" type="given" value="JOSEPH WILLIAM"/>JOSEPH WILLIAM CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I live at Crown Terrace, Lee, Kent—I am a clerk, employed by Mr. Mills, trading under the name of Smallfield, Mills, & Mead, timber merchants, the prisoner was indebted to the firm, at least 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this bill was given on account of that debt, there had been other bills of his. previously which had been dishonoured, and this bill was given. amongst others in part payment; it was not given to me personally, it was given to the firm, I can't say when I first saw it, it might have been in</p>
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<p>our possession from six weeks to two months before it became due—I know the prisoner's handwriting very well; I have known him fifteen years or more—the body of the bill is his writing, most decidedly, and the signature "E. Tarrant" is his usual signature—I should hardly like to say that the acceptance was in his handwriting, it seems so much bolder, I would not like to swear to it; the word "accepted" looks very much like it, but looking at the writing generally it seems a bolder firmer hand—I think it differs from his ordinary writing on the face of the bill; still I think it is possible that the person who wrote the body might be capable of writing the other; I have no doubt about the signature "E. Tarrant" being his; the body is certainly his—the M in Mathieson in the acceptance, and the M in the body of the bill are very similar, now I Come to examine it more closely there is a great similarity between them—I have no doubt that the endorsement "E. Tarrant" is the prisoner's writing—he was given into custody on 22nd September, the same morning that I went to the police-court; I charged him with forging and uttering a bill of exchange, the amount was mentioned, the inspector took it; I did not mention it—the prisoner made one or two ordinary observations, but nothing relating to the charge—he asked if he could see Mr. Milk—I said he could not as he was out of town—he said if he could see him he could make the matter all right, and he asked if I would let the matter stand over till next day, till Mr. Mills appeared—I Said "No"—he was then taken to the station and charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has not obtained any credit of our firm since the bill was given—I said before the Magistrate "I do not know that he has obtained any goods or monies on the faith of the bill"—I was under that impression then, and I have since found out that he" has not—this bill was given on account of several of his other bills being dishonoured—we were not pressing him at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-129" type="surname" value="HANCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-129" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HANCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). The prisoner was brought to the Old Jewry, by a constable, I asked him his name—he said "Edwin Tarrant"—I said "You will be charged with uttering a bill of exchange for 144
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., purporting to be accepted by Messrs. Mathieson Howell, of Kew, and drawn by yourself"—he said "Oh, that is the bill in dispute"—I said "I shall have to detain you"—he wished me to send to the prosecutor; I did so, and Mr. Clarke arrived and charged him; he then said he wished to see Mr. Mills, if he could see him the matter could be settled—Mr. Clarke said Mr. Mills was out of town.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-130" type="surname" value="MILLS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-130" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a timber merchant, trading as Smallfield, Mills, Mead, King William Street—the prisoner has been in the trade sometime—he has had dealings with me, he is indebted to me over 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in the course of business this bill was brought to me at a time when it was not endorsed; it was brought to me on account of the prisoner's indebtedness, the bills were sent in an envelope, this among others, unendorsed—I sent for the prisoner to come and endorse them, he came a
<hi rend="italic">few</hi> days afterwards, it was sometime in August, I think, he wrote his name on the back of the bill; nothing was said about the bill at the time—it was left with me in the same state as it is now, except what the bankers have written on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate "If he had asked me for further credit, I might have given it him, I accorded him no new credit on his giving me the bill"—it was an extension of time on the overdue bills.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-131" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-131" type="surname" value="HOWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-131" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY HOWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 1, Sandringham Villas, Gunnersbury, and</p>
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<p>carry on business with Miss Mathison, as French milliners, tinder the name of Mathison Howell—I have known the prisoner two years—I did not write the name of "Mathieson Howell" on this bill, I did not write any part of the bill, I never saw it till it was presented to me at Miss-Mathison's I house—I did not authorise any person to accept it—no bill to my knowledge was given by the firm of Mathison Howell, the firm does not keep a banking account.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Miss Mathison has a banking account—she is not inter
<lb/>ested equally in the business with me-we are not partners—I said before the Magistrate "Miss Mathison is equally interested in. the partnership with me". We have never signed any bill of exchange as partners. There was no agreement; we carry on business jointly; we are friends. I did not bring any capital into the business; a great portion of the capital was brought in with the prisoner's money. He lent it—to her, and he bought the furniture for her, and a great portion of the stock, from Moore Cope
<lb/>stake's "—I don't know that he took the house, Miss Mathison took the house—she had some money in the bank-we started the business together—there was no money in the bank at first, she was not able to have the money when we first went into business—I know that the prisoner paid 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for stock bought of Moore Copes take—I am not aware of the amount he, paid for gas fittings, but I know, he bought them—I know that he pur
<lb/>chased furniture and goods for the purpose of the partnership to the amount of 88
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—I can't say how that was paid, I know it was paid by small payments—we had a plate on the door with "Mathison Howell" on it—we have since removed it because everyone that passed by looked at the house, and our names had got so published that we thought it had better be taken down—it was taken down by ourselves, by bur direction—Mr. Gosnell does not live there; he had nothing. to do with taking the plate down that I know of.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Miss Mathison asked me to go into business—I said I could not as I had no money, but I would go with her to work if she liked, as I had' known her from childhood, and I did do so—she said "I have a friend who has known me for. years, a Mr. Tarrant, he will lend me the money to go into business;" and I said "Very well, I will go with you,"—that was about two years ago—we went into business at 5, Mortlake Ter
<lb/>race, Kew-we failed there, through illness—I remained there, living in the same house with her up to Christmas, 1875, we then removed to Sandring
<lb/>ham Villas—I cannot tell when the payment to Copestake's was made between January and June this year I saw Mr. Tarrant, at Sandringham Villas—I had not seen him then for months,. for we had both been ill in bed for two months, he came I think at the time' we were ill—I think I saw him about June; I think it was before the date of this Billy which, is 12th June—I think it was the beginning of June he came; he did not stay more than two hours; he did not make any demand for money, he never asked for a penny piece ever since we have been in business—I don't think I saw him in August at all—I don't remember seeing him between the early part of June and his being in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. The name of Mathison on the plate was spelt "Mathison."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-132" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA MATHISON</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner about eight or nine years—on 19th November, 1874, I took the house 5, Northlake Terrace, Kew, in my own name—I have here the agreement and my. receipts for rent; I paid the rent myself; the prisoner paid for some furniture on my account</p>
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<p>when I took the business there in November, 1874, he did not pay for it down then, it was paid by instalments, he became liable for the furniture—I paid some of the instalments, I have the receipts here—he also paid a bill at Messrs. Copestake's of 58
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that must have been paid somewhere about December, 1875—I think it was the 28th December—he also paid for the gas-fittings, I don't know how much that was; I never saw the bill for them—I did not pay him back any money; he never demanded pay
<lb/>ment from me, it could, have been arranged to have paid him had he done so—I had a banking account,! have the banking book here—after the Christmas quarter, 1875, I removed with Miss Howell (to Sandringham Villas—I think I have seen Mr. Tarrant twice during the year, that is all, I think that was about the time, I don't remember seeing him more, two or three times—I signed a bill of exchange, I suppose it must have been in January this year—I signed it in my own drawing room at Gunnersbury, Mr. Tarrant was there, he brought the bill there—he brought me a slip of paper which I did not understand; I asked him to explain it to me—he said "Oh, it is nothing, you would not be able to understand it if I were to do so, I am in a little difficulty, and I wish you to put your name across it"—I refused to do so at first, and then Mr. Tarrant wished me to do so as he could then tell some one, a friend of the family, of the way that he had supplied the money to me, which I wished to be a secret; that was the way he made me sign the bill; he could say it was money I had borrowed from him, but he had never asked me for it; I then signed the bill—I could not exactly say the amount of it, I think it was for 84
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he did not say any
<lb/>thing about when it was to be paid, but I thick I saw on it "four months"—I either signed it E. Mathison, or Emma Mathison, but I rather think R.—I spell my name "Mathison"—I have never spelt it differently that I am aware of—I never saw the bill afterwards—I never signed "Mathison I Howell" to a bill of exchange—that was the only bill I ever signed—I think I I saw the prisoner between that occasion and the early part of June, he came I to our house I think twice after that, when he came in June he did not say I anything about wanting me to sign any other bill—he never mentioned anything about my allowing him to raise money for the purpose of his dif
<lb/>faculties—I never saw' this bill until it was shown to me at the police-court I—I never gave him any authority to sign that bill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is no relation of mine—I did not go to him and state that I had no capital and would he help me to go into business; it was not that way it was said at all; he was to lend me the money, he volunteered to lend it me, because he knew that he could be paid back I again, first of all if I had succeeded in business, and if not it would have been paid back as well by a certain person—I did not give any paper writing to that effect, he took it from me by word of mouth—I did not pay back any, except about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I have paid part for the gas-fittings; they were so badly done that I had to pay 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or so for that-this is a bill that I have paid for the gas-fittings; it is not a receipt, it is simply the invoice for it—I can't say exactly how much I have paid; I have not paid the pri
<lb/>soner anything, except about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., because he never asked for it, he never applied to me for the sums I owed him, I don't know what I do owe him, even now—the bill I signed was in January and was a four months' bill—I have never paid that bill or anything towards it, I have, never seen the bill since-at the time it was drawn nothing was said about the handwriting—after I had written it the prisoner used the pen I had, but I don't know</p>
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<p>what he did to it—I did not say to him "As the things—here are all yours, you may as well sign it yourself", because all the things in my house are not his, certainly not—I said before the Magistrate "He altered the signature in my presence; I don't know the alteration that he made", that is the same thing as I am saying now—somebody else besides the prisoner advanced me money towards the stock at the time I went into business; I shall not say bow much, you have no right to ask me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I believe, the total amount of the furniture bought was 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I don't remember exactly—that was to be paid back by instalments of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month, spread over nearly two years—I have had to take the pay
<lb/>ments up myself; I produce the receipts—on 3rd January I paid 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; on 6th April, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; on 24th June, 1876, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; on 18th July I paid 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in discharge of the furniture on one occasion Mr. Tarrant gave a cheque either to Miss Howell or myself to take to "Loder's for the furniture—one of these payments was made by me, but which one it was X can't remember—Mr. Tarrant gave the money, I think it was to Miss Howell to go and pay it, as I wrote to him about it—he did not at that time make any claim for repayment of the monies—I was cross-examined at the police-court by a solicitor—I was not asked before to-day whether I said on that occasion—in January that he might just as well sign it himself as it was all his.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. This (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) may be the cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which he gave to pay the instalment for the furniture, I could not say, because I don't think the cheque was given to me at all; I can safely say that he did not give me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money at the same time—he never gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or any small amounts to pay for the furniture.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering </hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Another indictment to be tried next Session.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>485.
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<interp inst="t18761023-485-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-485-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>to two indictments for embezzling the sums of 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-485-18761023 t18761023-485-punishment-14"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment and</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>486.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ILLINGWORTH</hi> (27)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character—
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<interp inst="t18761023-486-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-486-18761023 t18761023-486-punishment-15"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1876.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the, prosecutrix—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-487-18761023 t18761023-487-punishment-16"/>One Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>488.
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<interp inst="t18761023-488-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to stealing a petticoat and other articles in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18761023-488-offence-1 t18761023-name-138"/>Margaret Coen</persName>, her mistress, having been previously convicted of felony**—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>489.
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18761023-489-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-489-18761023 t18761023-489-punishment-18"/>Eighteen Month' Imprisonment each</rs>and</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18761023-490-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to five indictments for feloniously forging and uttering four orders for the payment 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">by false</hi> pretences—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. R. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<lb/>tember,</p>
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<p>about 6.30, I was looking in at a shop window in Finsbury Pavement—felt something, put my hand down, and caught hold of the prisoner's hand with my watchguard in it, but my watch was gone—another man pushed me back, and the prisoner ran, but I stopped him and gave him in charge—on the way to the station I was walking by his side and he struck me a tremendous blow on my nose from which a large quantity of blood flowed—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the bow of my watch, it was picked up by a lad and given to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I charged you with stealing my watch, but not with having it; I know who had it—you were at my side and another man in front of me.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 174). I saw the prosecutor and prisoner struggling, and took the prisoner—on the way to the station he struggled and dealt the prosecutor a violent blow, saying "You b——, I will kill you"—he was sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged tenth a previous conviction of a like offence in</hi> 1868,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-149" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I never saw you till you caught hold of me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 550). I heard cries, went up, and saw the prisoner struggling with Skelton and Hyam-Skelton's chain was hang
<lb/>ing down and his hand was bleedingthe prisoner began to kick and I was obliged to call the assistance of an ex-policeman to take him—going to the station he shammed drunk—I had to send for a surgeon to Skelton's hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, denied the assault.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-154" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-154" type="surname" value="ALLUM"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-154" type="given" value="AMY"/>AMY ALLUM</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Hazell, of Crouch End, who was away from home on 3rd October—I went to bed at 10.30 that night after fasten
<lb/>ing up the house—one window was unfastened, but I fastened the shutters,—I got up at a little before 7 o'clock the next morning and found the doors open, the kitchen window open, and the shutter broken—I missed a coat, a</p>
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<p>wine strainer, twenty-four knives, and other, articles—I recognise these articles (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), they are my master's—this cap is like one which was taken from the front hall, the other cap was left there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-155" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WEST</persName> </hi>. I live at Hornsey—on 4th October, about 6.15, I saw the prisoner on Mrs. Robinson's back premises, which are near Mr. Hazell's—he asked me the way to Highgate and said that he had lost his way—he was carrying a basket similar to this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-156" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WHITEHOUSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman IF</hi> 218). On Sunday after the robbery, inconsequence of information, I went to a stable about 2.30 a.m. and watched—the prisoner entered the stable by a side door and went to a cupboard where this basket was concealed; he lifted it, but finding it was very light, as I had previously taken the bulk of the property to the station, he put it down and ran out on seeing me—I went after him and brought him back—I he said that he went there to ease himself.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-157" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JURY</persName> </hi>. I am a gardener, of Hornsey Rise—on 4th October, about 6.10, I was at work in Mrs. Robinson's garden and saw the prisoner carrying basket—I am certain he is the man, but cannot swear to this basket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>494.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RINGWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-161" type="given" value="GILBERT THOMAS"/>GILBERT THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a student of medicine, and live at 86, Richmond Road, Barnsbury—on 3rd September, about 12.30, I was passing a public-house on Pentonville Hill, which was closed—a lot of men and women were dancing and making a noise on the path—I tried to pass through them, one of them got in front of me and asked me for some tobacco, that was Wallis—I put him on one side, and then Larman got in front of me and asked me for tobacco—I tried to push him on one side and Wallis pushed me behind, and I felt a snatch at my chain which was hanging a little bit out—I looked down and missed it—I hit at 'Larman with my stick, but he got away and Wallis got in front of me so that I could not follow him—I afterwards
<hi rend="italic">followed</hi> him, he turned back and came straight towards me and as he turned off the path to avoid me I saw the chain in his left hand—I have not the slightest doubt of his identity; I picked him out from half a dozen at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Larman</hi>. I told the Magistrate the first time, that I saw the chain in your left hand—when I saw you at the station you had new clothes on, and I said "That is like the man", I then examined you more carefully and said that you were the man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLIFFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 118). On 13th September, I was on duty in Pentonville Road, with another officer—we were in plain clothes—"we stood outside the Penton Arms, and saw the two prisoners with some other men and some prostitutes, they all commenced dancing outside the house, and in about ten minutes the prosecutor came by and Wallis, whose real name is Morris, got in front of him and pushed him, and then Larman pushed him and he sang out "My watch is gone"—I saw him hit Larman over the head—Larman
<hi rend="italic">ducked</hi> and got away, and the prosecutor chased him—I saw Larman's hand go up just as the prosecutor pushed Wallis out of the way—I took Larman last Tuesday morning, and he was identified.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Stevens.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-168" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The boy was not with the prisoner when I took them next morning; Mr. Cope was a very aged gentleman—he and two or three others were waiting to cross Bread Street—I did not see his watch taken—I had been out
<hi rend="italic">fishing</hi> all the morning—I was watching—it might have been a month since I had detected a robbery—the prisoners were all strangers to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-169" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-169" type="surname" value="MEAKING"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-169" type="given" value="EDWABD EBENEZER"/>EDWABD EBENEZER MEAKING</persName> </hi>. I knew the prosecutor Henry Cope, I saw him dead on 3rd October—I know his writing perfectly well, this is his signature to this depositions—I have known him sixteen years—he was my partner. (
<hi rend="italic">The deposition of Henry Cope was here put in, in which he slated that he was robbed of his watch, and that the prisoner Goleman was like one of the persons who was near at the time</hi>.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-170" type="surname" value="HITCHINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-170" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HITCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am a station inspector of the Metropolitan Railway—I saw the three prisoners and another, not in custody, in Cheap—I side and Bread Street, I gave information to an officer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-171" type="surname" value="DOWENS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-171" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DOWENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 102). On the morning after the robbery, I went with Hunt and Inwards, to Shoreditch, and saw the prisoners leave a crowd together—I followed them and said "You will be charged with attempting to pick pockets yesterday, and also with stealing a watch from a gentleman in Cheapside"—Stevens said "I know nothing about it, I was never there, I was at Romford fair"—I said "Romford fair happens to be on Wednesday"—he said "Not the fair, I mean the Flower Show, and I shall be able to prove I was there"—Coleman said "I was never out yesterday, I was in bed all day, I shall be able to prove it, but I hope you will be able to get the matter settled at the Sessions"—Angus said "You are getting this up for me"—I found 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Angus, which he said he had got at his work as a cigar maker—on Stevens was was 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which he said he got by playing a flute—3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on Coleman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A further examination of the prosecutor stated:</hi>"I am not quite sure, Coleman is the man, he is about the same height and appearance as the man."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Angus's Defence</hi>. I know no more about it then this board does.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Coleman's Defence</hi>. I am as innocent as any of you gentleman, I was never near the spot.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-495-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>496.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HARRIS</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18761023-496-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18761023-496-offence-1 t18761023-name-173"/>Samuel Smith</persName> and stealing from his person five half-crowns and a tobacco box, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PEILE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-174" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-174" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at West Barnet—on 16th September at 10 p.m, I was in the New Road; the prisoner came across to me and hallooaed to me to stand something to drink—I said "No
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> not to-night, I will another day;</p>
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<p>he said "Are you going to your Lodge?"—I said "Yes"—foe said "I will show you a nearer way come along"—he took me down a lane, knocked me down into a hedge and two more men came and got on top of me—I do not how who they were—the prisoner got on top of me and robbed me of five half-crown and a tobacco box which were in a bag in my trousers pocket—they cut my pocket off and left me—I am sure the prisoner is one of the men; I gave information to the police next morning and the prisoner was taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in a public-house from 10 or 11 o'clock in the morning till between 3 and 4 o'clock, and we had two or three quarts be
<lb/>tween nine of us—I went to another public-house about 8 o'clock, where we had
<hi rend="italic">two</hi> pints between three of us—I also went into the White Horse, where we had three pints between four of us, and to another house where we had two pints between two of us—I was sober enough to know what I was doing—I shall not say whether a woman put me to bed when I got home.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-496-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>497.
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<interp inst="def1-497-18761023" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WALKER</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18761023-497-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18761023-497-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-497-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the money of
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-176" type="surname" value="GLUE"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-176" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18761023-497-offence-1 t18761023-name-176"/>John Henry Glue</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>-Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<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">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-177" type="surname" value="DRAKE"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-177" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DRAKE</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to John Henry Glue, a boot and shoe manufacturer, of 153, Euston Road—on 5th September, I went into the City with some notes for Mr. Glue, and I had to meet Miss Napper at 10.15, at the Mansion House, and receive a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note from her which I did, and then went to the London County Bank, Lombard Street, where I opened my book to look at the address, a man asked me if I could direct him to Mincing Lane—I heard some one approach me and turned my eye on to him—I directed him and noticed nothing further—the prisoner is the man-immediately I got into the bank I missed the M. note—I did not know the number of it, but I went to the Hampshire Bank and from there, to the Bank of England, where I arrived at 11.15 and found that the note had been paid in there—on 20th September, I went with Trafford to the prisoner's house at Upper Hill Street, Peckham, and from what passed, I gave him in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Them up who spoke to me before I lost the note stood about 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high, he was rather broad shouldered and had rather dark clothes and a kind of deer stalker hat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was shorter than the prisoner, and he was rather light.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY TRAFFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 281). On 20th September I went with Mr. Drake to Commercial Road, Peckham, where we saw the prisoner in his room—I told him I was a detective, and had come to enquire of him how he became possessed of a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note which had been traced to his possession—he said that he could not tell me how he got it, but he might have got it at the Streatham meeting, as he had been there with a gentleman from Tatter salts, and he could not account for it in any other way—I asked him if he knew a man named James Groom, at Bow—he said "No"—I asked him if he would be surprised to learn that a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note at the Bank of England bore his endorsement; he said that he should be surprised, and after a little hesitation, Drake said that if that was the only account the prisoner could give, he would be given in custody—the prisoner then called me on one side and said that he might as well</p>
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<p>tell me all about it, that Groom was the man who brought him the note one morning to pay him 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which he owed him, and he had accompanied him to the City to get it cashed, and he supposed that was how the two 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes went there; he heard that they went to Moses Son, and paid for some clothing, and he put his endorsement on it, and that he supposed I should not take him in custody—I took him to Bow Lane station; I went to 63, Kingsland Road, the address on the note and made enquiries.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He suggested that I should go with him to a friend of his to try and find out where Groom lived, but I refused—I have received a description of Groom, and it tallies with the prosecutor's description of the man who robbed him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-179" type="surname" value="CORRIE"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-179" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CORRIE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Inspector's Office, Bank of England—I produce a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 65,941.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-180" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-180" type="surname" value="NAPPER"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-180" type="given" value="MARY EMMA"/>MARY EMMA NAPPER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Glue—on 5th September I met Brake opposite the Mansion House and gave him this note produced—I noticed the number.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-181" type="surname" value="GAREY"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-181" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GAREY</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Moses Son, of the Minories—on 5th September the prisoner and another man came in between 10.30 and 11 o'clockthe other man who was shorter than the prisoner, said that he wanted a suit to attend a funeral at 12 o'clock, and his governor was going to make him a present of it—I supplied him with a suit of clothes and he paid Elphenstone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-182" type="surname" value="ELPHINSTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-182" type="given" value="JAMES CUNNINGHAM"/>JAMES CUNNINGHAM ELPHINSTONE</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Moses Son—I recollect the prisoner and another man coming in on 6th September from 10.40 to 10.45—the other man who was much shorter than the pri
<lb/>soner wore a round hat, similar to mine—he was supplied with a suit of clothes; he paid with a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I did not see the prisoner endorse it, but it was endorsed in the shop, and the change which was rather more than 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was given to the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The change was put on the counter—that was at about 11.30; we had to send to the Bank of England for it while the prisoner remained there—that took about half an hour—the other man went into the hosiery department and returned before the change was given—they both left rather hurriedly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner complained of the time he was detained, not receiving the change quick enough.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the second Count.</hi> </rs> He received a good character—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-497-18761023 t18761023-497-punishment-24"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>498.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OCTAVIUS CLEMENTS</hi> (25)</persName>
<rs id="t18761023-498-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18761023-498-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-498-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and enter
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18761023-498-offence-1 t18761023-name-184"/>Alfred Cowper</persName>, and stealing therein two dresses, three jackets, and a scarf, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-185" type="surname" value="COWPER"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-185" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COWPER</persName> </hi>. I am a tripe dresser, of Three Cult Street, Limehouse on Sunday, 15th October, I was awoke between 3 and 4 a.m.—I said "Who's here? give me my pistol, I'll shoot him"—I struck a light and heard somebody's footsteps going downstairs—I ran down and found every
<lb/>thing in a state of uproar, and the drawers ransacked and my bedroom was in a disorderly state—I found a silk dress ready to be taken away, and any amount of things taken out of the drawersthe prisoner was brought to the front of the house, in a dirty state of perspiration as if he had been climbing over walls—I missed some coins from my pocket, and some ear
<lb/>rings and a brooch-this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was on the mantelpiece, in the</p>
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<p>parlour—the kitchen shutters had been fastened, but the girl does not recollect bolting them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-186" type="surname" value="QUINTON"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-186" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE QUINTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Lant Street, Limehouse—on Sunday morning, 15th October, about 3.45, I heard a noise of breaking through the kitchen window and found the prisoner in the passage of my house—he said "Old man let me go, I have only just come out from seven years, and am on a ticket of leave"—I said "What do you—want here?—he said "I have not come to rob the house, I have come out of the way of the police"—I opened the door and let him go and a constable seized himthe back kitchen window was open and three plates and dishes were put underneath to hold it up—there are about 100 yards between my house and the prosecutor's, they are back to back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-187" type="surname" value="CUMMINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-187" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CUMMINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi>). Quinton opened' the door to me and I took the prisoner and told him he would have to go with me—he said "Very well, I have done nothing and I have got nothing on me—I took him to the house and he said "Give me a drink of water, this job will do for me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18761023-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18761023-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-188" type="surname" value="CRAWLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-name-188" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY CRAWLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 49). I was on duty at 4 o'clock and heard cries of "Police!"and "Thieves!"—I received information and placed a constable in Lant Street and another in a court—I then went to the prosecutor's house and found that every drawer of a chest in the parlour had been turned over and a quantity of wearing apparel was packed up and lying on the hearth rug—I went into the bed-room and found the drawers all ransacked—the back kitchen window had been forced—I examined the back premises and found footmarks leading from a low wall to the back of Lant Street, and from thence over three wash-houses to Quinton's yard-the prisoner was then brought to the door—on the way to the station he seemed very fidgety and I said "What have you got in your right hand pocket".—he said "Nothing but what is my own property"—I searched him and found this knife and a cigar—I said "Is this knife your property?"—he said "Yes"—Cowper said "I had a knife on my parlour mantle piece"—the prisoner said that a scarf which was there belonged to his sweetheart-this hat was full of candle grease and had been used as a dark lantern.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18761023-498-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18761023-498-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-498-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction in January</hi>, 1872,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18761023-498-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18761023-498-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-498-18761023 t18761023-498-punishment-25"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1876.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>499.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RINGWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVERY</hi> the
<hi rend="italic">Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-193" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a drover, living at 76, Wentworth Street—I saw the prisoner on the 4th October standing at the door of a public-house hold-ing up her fist at me—I merely walked indoors and she was abusing me at the door,
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have told all that happened on the day in question—the constable has got the glassthe stuff mostly went on my clothes-when she called me I told her I didn't want to speak her, I bad had enough of that—I did not do anything or push her away—I don't know that she had any chloride of lime on the premises.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My face was burnt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-194" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the London Hospital—I examined the prosecutor when he came there at about 9 o'clock on the evening in question and found a superficial burn in front and under his chin, and his linen and coat were much stained and corroded and burnt, appa
<lb/>rently by some acid like sculpture acid—I judge partly from the colour of the stains.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The majority of the acid had gone over the clothes—I did not see any burns other than on and under the chin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If it had all gone over his face it would have disfigured him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 265). I was called by a man and saw the prosecutor who showed me his shirt, which was all black—it was pretty nearly all dry at that time—I went to the prisoner's residence and charged her with throwing something over the prosecutor's face—she was coming downstairs at the time—her husband was following her, and said "You have threatened to do it several times, and now you have done it", and with that he made a kick at her—I took her to the station, she told the inspector she had bought a pennyworth of vitriol, and this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was brought to the station by a person who did not attend at the police-court—the prisoner and her husband appeared not to be on good terms.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<p>501.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended King.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18761023-name-200" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GURNET</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 13, Colebrook Terrace on the night of the 5th October, between 9 and 10 o'clock—I was going up Pentonville Hill, when I saw a crowd of men and women pushing about-in order to avoid them I crossed into the road; just as I got off the kerb I received a violent blow at the back of my bead which knocked off my hat, and I caught it in my hands—Saunders came up and put his leg between mine and threw me violently on the stones; I could not see who struck me, my hat received a violent kick right across the road, they got round me—King felt me about to see what I had got—I had got neither watch nor money—the detectives came up and King said "If we had known it was you Mr. Gurney, we would not have done anything"—I had known King before—I knew his father.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr. C. Mathews. I don't know that I said anything</p>
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<p>at the police-court, about King feeling me up and down—I said "I believe someone put their hand in my pocket, but I will not be positive"—I don't know who it was put his hand in my pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 118). On the night in question, I was on duty in plain clothes, with another constable of the Reserve in the Pen
<lb/>tonville Road—I had been watching the three prisoners for about an hour—I first saw them on the top of Pentonville Hill, we charged them with loitering, being suspected persons—they came out of the public-house with another man and some prostitutes; I knew them—when Mr. Gurney. Came up they all stood in a dark place, where the shops were shut up, just above the Penitentiary, on Pentonville Hill—Mr. Gurney passed into the road, and immediately he did so Ennis walked after him and hit him behind the head which made him stagger-Saunders ran up to him, caught him by the shoulder and put his l