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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>WHITE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 5th, 1877, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-1" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-2" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LUSH</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-3" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL LINDLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., one other of the Justices of the High Court of Justice, Common Pleas Division; Sir
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-6" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-7" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM McARTHUR</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P.,
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-10" type="given" value="GEORGE SWAN"/>GEORGE SWAN NOTTAGE</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-12" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-13" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM QUARTERMAINE EAST</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-16" type="given" value="WYNNE EDWIN"/>WYNNE EDWIN BAXTER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-22" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WYNNE</persName> </hi>. I live at 69, Horseferry Road, Westminster, and am a contractor—I have a number of horses; Belchambers was in my employ as foreman of the yard, and Carter as chaff-cutter—I had about thirty horses in the yard-in consequence of something I noticed I communicated with the police-Rayner was employed by a person named Haylock, who stands his van in my yard-previous to 11th January, I know that sacks and corn were being stolen; I saw that from an examination of my stock—on the "morning of 12th January, I saw three sacks of corn in Rayner's van, after the police had stopped it, the name of T. and G. Wright, corn merchants, who supplied me, was plainly marked on those sacks, and the corn was the Same description as that supplied to me, the value of it was 36
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer B</hi>). About 6 o'clock, on the morning of 12th January, I was in company with detectives Preston and Clinch, and saw Rayner coming out of Mr. Wynne's yard, driving a van and pair of horses—I stopped him about 5 yards outside the gates—I told him we were police-officers, and I wanted to know what he had got in the van—he said "Nothing"—I pulled the tarpaulin on one side and saw three sacks—I asked what he had got there—he said he did not know—I asked where he got them from—he said, at first, he did not know—at last he said two men down the yard had put them in; I asked where he was going to take them—to—he said he did not know—we took him to the station and found that the sacks contained oats.</p>
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<p>have known him—Belchambers has been in the prosecutor's service many years.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the two sacks of oats and one of maize, brought the week previous—I afterwards went back with Barrell, and measured the quantity of corn in the stable—there was 9 1/2 sacks altogether—I saw one horse in the van, and a pony he brought into the stable—the corn and sacks were afterwards shown to Mr. Wynne—Gibson said he should toot have done it, only they were always bothering him to have it, and he had been dragged into it by the others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The 21 sacks shown to me as coming from Gibson's stable were marked with the name of my corn merchant, and the 9 1/2 sacks of corn was the same as supplied to me—the value of the 2 sacks of corn was 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the maize about 13
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<hi rend="italic">Rayner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I have only to say I took the corn them they asked me to do so."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece on the floor; Mr. Carter picked it up, it was a bad one—the prisoner denied all knowledge of the second one—I took her name and address, 3, Lauderdale Buildings, Aldersgate Street, a constable was sent for, but she had then left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-29" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CARTER</persName> </hi>. I live next door to the last witness—I was sent for and went to the shop; I saw the prisoner standing in front of the counter—Richbell said she had passed a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and dropped another, he pushed her back and there it was at her feet—I picked it up, and said "This is a bad one"—she said "Well, Mr. Carter, you have known me a</p>
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<p>good many years, you know I would not willingly pass a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece"—I said I had nothing to do with it, it was not passed in my shop, the best thing she could do was to leave her name and address, and when
<hi rend="italic">Ms:</hi> Potts returned he could do as he pleased—she gave the name, "Underwood, 3, Lauderdale Building"—I have known her for some years about the streets; I never knew anything wrong of her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 78). I went to 3, Lauderdale Buildings, the prisoner came in while I was there—I asked if her name was Under
<lb/>wood—she said "Yes"—I said "You will have to go to Old Street station with me" she said "What for," and afterwards she said "Oh, I know; so help me God I will tell you the truth; I was walking along the street, I saw something lying by the kerb in a piece of paper, I picked it up, unwrapped it and found it contained two 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. pieces; I said this is a godsend, as I have just lost my purse, I went into the shop to get a piece of tea and sugar. I gave the young man the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, he told me it was a bad one, I thought the other one was bad, and threw it on the floor"—I took her to the station, where she was charged and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze found on her—I produce the florins which Richbell gave me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The policeman is wrong about the money being found on me. I took the 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of bronze out of a box in my room, he saw me do it.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There were several bronze pieces on the top of a chest of drawers; they were not found on her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-31" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Her Majesty Mint—these florins are bad and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Baker.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the store-room of Mr. John Thor
<lb/>burn, bookseller, he folds the "Tichborne Trial "for Mr. Kenealey—I know Edmunds by his coming to our place from Mr. Kenealey—on 21st December he came for four bundles of the "Tichborne Trial," there are 130 in a bundle—I gave him about 520 copies on that day; altogether he had 2,470 in five weeks; they are 'in weekly numbers—they were to be delivered to Mr. Kenealey; Edmunds told me that he was going to take them to Leather Lane, by Mr. Kenealey's orders; he said he would be back immediately he got rid of his goods—I did not see him again till he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been folding the "Tichborne Trial," ever since' it commenced, it has reached 105 weeks—Edmunds has been supplied with them by the Kenealeys for about two years, I think—the published price is 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each; there is a book, which the servant of the Kenealeys would have to sign for what he receives—I have not got the book here, it was the usual course to sign it-before this he signed regularly for what he took away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>). I have been in the service of Mr. Kenealey about three years—I used to go every week to Mr. Thorburn's for the "Tichborne Trial"—we used to have eighteen bundles every thursday that would be about 130—I took them to the office—I know</p>
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<p>the prisoner Baker—I took some numbers to him; I forget the number now, I took them to him on the Thursday before Christmas—he stopped me on the Wednesday night as I was going home, and asked me if I could get him some "Tichborne Trials, "I should never be found out—I took him two bundles, 130 in each bundle—he did not give me anything then, next day he gave me 23
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the numbers are sold at 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each to the trade—I had not taken any to him before, nor did I afterwards; that was the only time—he met me at the corner of a court that leads to Mr. Thorburn's place—I was carrying the parcel on my shoulder, not covered with paper—he gave me the 23
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. next day, in Fleet Street-when he asked me to bring him the numbers, he said "I will give you a good price for them, you will never be found out; I know you don't get much here, you don't get enough to keep you; why don't you take a chance while you can get it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told Mr. Brooks that I would come back and sign for the four bundles—I only had two bundles—I was paid weekly wages—I did not go for my wages on the Saturday; I absconded—I told Mr. Ahmed Kenealey that I had not stolen nineteen bundles, I said I had only stolen two—I am not guilty of what I never had—Mr. Kenealey did not say he would do something for me if I would make out a case against Baker—he did not tell me that Baker bad
<hi rend="italic">rounded</hi> on me, I was told that he had turned on me, and I was to keep out of the way; that was after I had absconded—I was told that by one of the men that Baker used to deal with—I know that Baker had a stand at the "Standard" newspaper office; I don't know for how long—he had a stand once a week at the corner of Bouverie Street to sell the "Englishman"—I never stole any
<lb/>thing but these two bundles—I have been employed in the "Englishman" office as a porter—they will not take back unsold numbers of the trial—they never sell a quire unless it is over ten quires for less than 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-37" type="given" value="CHARLEMAGNE"/>CHARLEMAGNE KENEALEY</persName> </hi>. I am a publisher, at 63, Fleet Street—I sell the "Englishman" and the "Tichborne Trial"—I know Baker; I have been in the habit of selling both publications to him direct; he has come to our premises to purchase them—the trial was sold by the quire, twenty-six to the quire; he paid 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a quire—I recollect Edmunds absconding—on examining our stock, I missed certain numbers of the "Tichborne Trial"—I saw Baker at our office on the morning of 10th January—he came there in the usual course; he came every Thursday morning—I don't think I said anything to him at the office that morning; he was taken into custody there; I had given instructions to have him arrested in the ex
<lb/>pectation that he would come; the constable came in immediately after him—I heard the constable say that he should take him into custody on a charge of receiving a certain number of the "Tichborne Trial," well know
<lb/>ing them to have been stolen—he said "I am very sorry"—I and my brother afterwards went to the police-station—in the presence of the inspector, the prisoner said "Can I have a private interview with these gentlemen?"—he was allowed to have an interview with me and my brother—he first said "I have been led into this by others, Mr. Kenealey; I hope you don't want to press this against me?"—I answered "If you give me the names of your accomplices, we may be inclined to get you as light a sentence as possible"—he said that unless I made a promise not to proceed against him he would give no information—I told him that I could not enter into conditions at all—he said "I will pay you the value of the "Tichborne Trials" that are missing, if you will let me off"—I believe we</p>
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<p>had stated in the presence of the prisoner and the inspector that the value was 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I answered that I could not compound a felony—he said it was impossible to be honest in the news trade, if a man wanted to be honest they would not allow him to be so—he also said if we had taken more precautions we should not have been robbed-Edmunds was afterwards brought into his presence, and Edmunds said to him "You led me into this," or words to that effect-Baker replied "No; I did not lead you into it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe Baker was in the habit of coming every Thurs
<lb/>day for about two years-an 10 U was found on him from our firm—he came to the office every Wednesday and pre-paid for a bundle of the "Englishman," and received in return an I 0 U for the following day, that served as a delivery order—he was at the office when the police came in, about 7 o'clock—that
<hi rend="italic">is</hi> close to the place where he usually sells his papers—I was examined and cross-examined at the police-court and was afterwards recalled; I don't think that was after an application had been made to the Magistrate discharge the prisoner for want of evidence; as far as I remember it was not made till afterwards-Sir Benjamin Phillips was the Magistrate—the case had not been gone into, so I think no such application would have been made—I think Mr. Brooks, Rogers, my brother, and myself, had been examined before I was recalled—I had given no evidence at all against Baker on the first examination, that was why I was recalled—I had stated "I know the prisoner Baker, he sells the 'Evening Standard' and the 'Englishman,' and other publications; he had a stand at the 'Standard' office, and has had it about ten years," but I had not gone into the charge about Baker offering 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to settle it; that was what I was referring to—I believe Mr. Lee, the solicitor, asked me the questions you have read; we had no solicitor there—I heard
<hi rend="italic">my</hi> brother examined—I don't remember that it was immediately on the application that Baker should be discharged for want of evidence that my brother proposed to get into the box and prove the confession; it might have been—I had not said anything about the con
<lb/>fession until my brother proved it—25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is the amount of the missing num
<lb/>bers—no one was present at the private interview but my brother and myself—the prisoner denied having tempted Edmunds to steal—the "Tichborne Trial" is not sold as low as 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a bundle to my knowledge—I did not ask Baker to supply a number of boys to sell the "Englishman "in the Guild-hall yard when an inquiry was going on at the police-court there, nor did he refuse to do so—I don't believe that any conversation to that effect passed between us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is quite true that the private interview took place, I certainly did not invent the conversation.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-38" type="given" value="JOHN AHMED"/>JOHN AHMED KENEALEY</persName> </hi>. I was at the police-station the day on which Baker was arrested—he requested a private interview with me and my brother-police-constable Rogers was present when he made the request, but he was not present at the interview—we were allowed to go into a private room-Baker then said "Mr. Kenealey, I have been led into this by others, if you will promise to let me off I will give you the names of my confede
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He used the term "confederates," not I—my brother said if he gave up the names of his accomplices we might be inclined to get him as light a sentence as possible-Baker offered to give up the names of his confederates first—I was examined at the police-court before the Magis
<lb/>trate was asked to commit Baker for trial—I believe Mr. Lee, the solicitor, did ask the Magistrate to let him go, because there was no evidence against him; that was before I went into the witness box, then Mr. Martin called me, I having said I could prove a confession—the "Tichborne Trial" has never been sold as low as 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a quire, the lowest price is 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., we never sold any for less—I never asked Baker to get some lads to be about Guild
<lb/>hall yard to sell the "Englishman "at the time of an inquiry there when Dr. Kenealey was the defendant, there was no such plan to my knowledge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 434). I took Baker into custody at the office of Messrs. Kenealey—I told him I should take him into custody for having received a large number of the "Tichborne Trials," to the value of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. belonging to Messrs. Kenealey—he said he was sorry for it—I took him to the station—he there wished to have a private interview with Messrs. Kenealey, which the inspector allowed, they came out twice—they went back again at Baker's request—he was afterwards brought out and the charge read to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Another Count</hi>—assaulting
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-48" type="given" value="ALBINA"/>ALBINA CLAYTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Clayton and live at New North Street—about 7.30 on the morning of the 25th I was with Mr. Pendlebury—I remember seeing the prisoner as we were passing along come and stumble, he then turned round and caught Mr. Pendlebury by the shoulder and snatched his watch and chain—I cried out for a policeman—they both struggled and fell to the ground—the prisoner kicked Mr. Pendlebury in various places—the prisoner was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I saw you kick the prosecutor several times before the policeman came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I cannot remember anything about it on account of having intoxicated. I am sorry for it. I do not believe I kicked the prose
<lb/>cutor. The constable kicked me several times.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-51" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 46, Great Peter Street, "Westminster, and am a painter—on Saturday night, the 6th January, I was at this lodging-house,. just after 12 o'clock—I saw the prisoner brought in by two men—I had never seen him before to my knowledge—he was very drunk—he was taken upstairs by the two men who were lodgers-by the time he reached the top he had a fall—about 12.50 I saw him walking about the room and talking in an incoherent manner—I said "Get to bed there's a good fellow"—he never answered that; I was in bed then—the man sleeping next to me said "We will talk no more, and perhaps he will go to sleep quietly"—I was just dropping off to sleep when I felt some stabs through the bed
<lb/>clothes—I threw my hands up and received several cuts in the wrist—I defended myself with the bed-clothes—I was in the darkness; I got away and rushed up another flight of stairs—I was taken to the hospital; I do not think the prisoner was responsible for his actions—I wished to with
<lb/>draw the charge before the Magistrate, but he would not allow me to do so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 135). I was called by the landlord of this house on the morning of the 7th—the prisoner was charged with stabbing the prosecutor—he made some incoherent remark I could not catch—on the way to the station he said "They had no business to pitch into me"—I said "That does not justify you in using the knife"—he said "Serve them right, they should not pitch into me"—he seemed to be recovering from drink; he had this knife when he was charged—there appears to be some dry blood on the blade.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-54" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE READING</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the landlord of this house—on the morning of the 7th January, I heard an alarm and ran upstairs with a light, and I took the knife out of the prisoner's right hand—it was shut up; he was delirious, but he gave me the knife when I asked—I brought him down
<lb/>stairs and gave him in charge of the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-55" type="given" value="JOHN LEWIS"/>JOHN LEWIS JACQUET</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the Westminster Hospital—the prosecutor came on the morning of the 7th—there were two incised wounds on the inner side of the right wrist, about half an inch long—the back one was shorter than the front one—they were very near the artery and bled a good deal, not that day, but afterwards; I saw a small wound on the side of the face, and another small wound on the back of the other wrist.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> When they say I was drunk it is a falsehood. I went to bed by myself. Two men stood on the stairs and said "Come along old chap." I said "I know my road and I know my bed." I had not lain long when I felt my pillow move. One man caught hold of my trowsers, he got hold of my leg, he crouched down. Then he let go into me and another man gave me a kick in the side. I said "Will you leave go?" but he kept pulling my trowsers, and I hit him on the hand or wrist, for it was dark. He then let go, but he never holloaed "Murder! "nor said a whimper. I put my trowsers on and went downstairs, and there was reading and he said "What's up?" I said "enough's up, I've had three of them on to me and one tried to get my trowsers and I gave him a prick in the hand." He says "You'll have to go to the station," and I gave the knife into his hand. Then we met the constable and he told him about it. The constable asked for the man that was cut, and he said "He'll follow, but he is gone to the hospital," and he came. If Reading had taken the knife out of my hand I could not have brought it downstairs and given it to the constable. One constable says I was sober.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 451). I was called, and received this florin, and took the prisoner—he gave his name, George Oliver, 10, New Street, Bermondsey—he was remanded at Bow Street till the 15th, and again till the 22nd, and then discharged.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 718). I was called and took the prisoner—he said that he was innocent, and didn't know that the florin was bad—I said that he was there in the morning, and uttered one also—he said that he had never been in the house before—he gave his address, 22, Sloane Street, Chelsea—I found nothing on him—I received this florin and this piece of a florin from the last witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This piece of a florin and this whole florin are bad, and so is this fragment of a third florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was never in the house till that night, had I been there in the morning and passed a florin, I should not have been so foolish as to go in again that night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of whiskey, he put down two penny pieces—he then called for another 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of whiskey and tendered a bad shilling—I asked him if he knew it was bad, he said "No," but he knew where he got it, he got it next door on Saturday night in change for half a sovereign, and that he had no more money, but he would go and fetch it; he left and Mr. Martin, who is not here, followed him—a policeman fetched me to the station half an hour afterwards, and I found the same person there—I have not the slightest doubt of him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I gave him 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the till; there were only five sixpences there-Mr. Parker came in and asked me what I had taken; I said "A shilling," and he accused the prisoner of giving me a bad ls., and took it out of the till, and I gave him into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-65" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARKER</persName> </hi>. I was standing at my door—I received information, and told the prisoner that he had passed bad money, he said that he got it in change for a florin and did not know it was bad—I gave him charge, with the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 44). I took the prisoner—at the Albion Hotel—he said that he took the shilling of a gentleman, but at the station he said that a gentleman gave him a florin at Charing Cross Railway Station, and he changed it for some bread and cheese—I found on him a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I received this shilling (
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know the shillings were bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-69" type="given" value="EMILY CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH"/>EMILY CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH OGLE</persName> </hi>. I am a postal telegraph clerk at the post-office Chancery Lane—on 23rd January, between 3 and 4 o'clock the prisoner came in for 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of postage stamps—he put down a counterfeit sovereign and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I rang the sovereign on the counter, but he had got out at the door then—I ran after him and caught him, and told him he had given me a bad sovereign—he refused to come back, and I followed him—he was caught by a constable at last and brought back to the office, and I went to the station with him—he said that a man gave him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to come into the office and buy the stamps—he proposed in Chancery Lane, to give me back the stamps, but I refused to" take them and said that he must come back—I gave the sovereign to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I don't remember you asking me to take the stamps while you ran after the man, or saying anything about a man, but two persons tried to stop me as I was running after you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 297). I was on duty and saw the prisoner running, followed by the last witness; I stopped him and she showed me this bad sovereign (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he had some stamps in his hand and went back with me to the post-office—I asked him where he got the sovereign; he said that a gentleman promised him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to get the stamps, and gave him a sovereign and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and that he was running after the gentleman; I took him to the station—I found nothing on him—he gave his name Charles Herbert, but next day at Bow Street, he said it was Charles Irving.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is a shilling of George the Third, gilt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A man asked me to get him the stamps and gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and promised me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for myself. I got them and walked out, and saw the man crossing the corner of a turning where he ran down—I went about 12 yards further, when the prosecutrix stopped me, and said "You gave me a bad sovereign"—I said "You don't mean to say so"—she said "Yes, you did"—I said "Take the sovereign's worth of stamps back"—she said "No, you must come back with me to the shop"—I said "I cannot, or else I shall lose him, and with that I went after the man who gave me the money, but he was too far off for me to catch him, and the prosecutrix gave me in custody."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction of a like offence in April</hi>, 1868,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DIXON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector N</hi>). On Sunday, 14th November, I was</p>
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<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> from Pearce's coat-sleeve and compare it with the marks—I saw Revell find a chisel on Pearce at the station—I saw some matches and a wax taper found on Lock at the station and the same on Pearce, who also had a bottle of aquafortis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The other two escaped—Lock wore dark clothes; I passed close by him and looked at him; he was there eight or nine minutes on the second occasion; he was close to the door when it cracked, and I was 25 yards off—there was a lamp close by—I took Lock close to the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Scott.</hi> I saw you go up to the door three times; I observed you for an hour and three minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer N</hi>). I saw the prisoners and two others, not in custody, near Lancaster Road about 1 o'clock, and watched them till about 1.50—I saw the three prisoners go to the door of 101, Kingsland Road—the constable on the beat passed and they separated-at about 1.30 they went to the door again—I heard a loud crash and saw a light appear at the first-floor window—they went away and afterwards returned to the door—I eventually took Smith, and saw Revell take Pearce, and take a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> from his coat-sleeve, which I saw compared with the marks on the door—I found on Lock six keys, a wax taper, some matches, a duplicate, and this penknife; they are not skeleton keys but box keys.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Scott and Lock were both taken at the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-78" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD REVELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi>). I took Pearce, and took this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> out of his coat-sleeve—I searched him at the station, and found this knife, chisel, bottle of aquafortis, a wax taper, and some matches.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Scott's Defence.</hi> I am innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his character, and believing him to have been drawn into it</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SCOTT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770205-223-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was standing at the bottom of the street two or three minutes, hesitating which way I should go home—I had been with a friend who I had not seen for ten years—I was not particularly the worse for liquor, it is a difficult thing to say when a man is in liquor—I believe I went into a cigar shop; I don't remember that I spoke to the prisoner in that shop—I don't think I asked him if he knew a man named Robinson, a betting man, nor do I know Robinson-my home is in Yorkshire—I don't remember telling the prisoner that I lived in Yorkshire—I made one or two casual remarks to one or two people there—I did not take my watch out and swing it about by the chain and say "You
<hi rend="italic">cockneys</hi> don't have such presents as this, this is what we get from our Yorkshire friends"—I ran after him, but was too lame to get up to him—the injury was not a sprain, I had the mark of a kick for a week after; I did not sprain my ancle, it was a bruise—I mentioned being lame when I charged him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not remember ever having seen the prisoner, before he came up to me in the street—I did not twist my watch round and I did not throw it down an area in Rupert Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-83" type="given" value="MAURICE"/>MAURICE DEARDON</persName> </hi>. I live in High Street, Canterbury—on the morning of 22nd January I was in Windmill Street, and saw the prosecutor talking to a friend—I saw him again an hour afterwards, at 12.30, getting up from the ground—he called "Stop thief!" and I saw the prisoner running away about 20 yards from me—I ran after him—he ran up Windmill Street and took a turning on the right—I. followed him, and saw him throw something into an area, apparently, he then turned another corner to the left, I still following—he then turned back and appeared to be walking calmly towards me—a constable came up and I gave him custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the station—the prosecutor charged the pri
<lb/>soner with stealing his watch, and I believe he added "Robbery "with violence," but I won't be certain—I walked with the prosecutor to the station; I should say that he was sober, but he was very excited and very lame.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DIMOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 34). I was on duty in Great Windmill Street, heard cries of "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner running—I followed him and caught him in Rupert Street, and Deering gave him in custody-while he was running I heard something go against an area window—I afterwards went to the area, turned my light on, and saw this watch there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor was very lame—he charged the prisoner at the station with stealing his watch and kicking him—I did not examine his leg, but there was a mark on his wrist-lam sure he mentioned the kick at the station and said that he thought his ancle was sprained by the kick he had had.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-85" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BENNY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 295). I was on duty in Great Windmill Street, and saw the prisoner go up to the prosecutor and give him a kick on</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for what you have done to-night."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the prosecutor had been drinking a little he was very much excited—I did not see him twirling his watch round—there were only three or four people standing close by—I only saw the prosecutor and prisoner standing together for about half a minute—I did not hear them talking—I saw the prisoner walk up to him—I am sure I saw the kick—the prosecutor charged the prisoner at the station with robbery and assault, he said that he thought his leg was sprained, and asked the inspector to be quick as he wanted to get home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "Neither the inspector nor the witness saw the affair, and as for kicking him, I was speaking to the three other gentlemen when I snatched it and ran away."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-88" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARNES</persName> </hi>. I live in Goswell Road—on 17th January, about 10.30, I was in Little Turner Street, a man asked me if I would treat him, I said no; he asked me a second time, I tried to get away, and he held my arm, and the prisoner came up and took my watch from my waistcoat pocket and broke my chain in two places—he went about 10 yards, I followed him, he caught hold of me round the neck and held me very tight for about a minute and a half, so that I could scarcely make a noise—the other man put his hand against my trowsers pocket outside—they both ran up the Commercial Road—I pursued them, lost sight of them, and gave informa
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was very drunk and do not know anything about it.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You were not drunk because you could run fast.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-89" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 193). Barnes spoke to me and I saw the prisoner running—I pursued him-Catchpole stopped him and he threw this watch on the pavement—I picked it up—I did not see him drop it—I told him the charge, he said that he did not know what he was doing, he had had a drink—he had had a little beer, but he was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not have the watch and did not drop it, he picked it up in the crowd.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There was no crowd round the watch.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 182). I saw the prisoner running away—I stopped him near Essex Street and saw him drop this watch behind him—he said "What is the matter?"—another constable picked the watch up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was very drunk and did not know what I was doing."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I did not take the watch and did not drop it, I work hard at the water side, and was going home drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner stated in the hearing of the Jury that he was</hi> "
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-95" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BORN</persName> </hi>. I am a news agent of 115, London Wall—on 1st January, about 11.20 p.m., I was in Old Street, and the prisoner gave me a blow under my chin, my eyes became dazzled and I caught hold of somebody—I called out "Thieves, police, murder"—my pockets were turned inside out by somebody else; there were three men—they took away 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I jumped up and ran after the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not drunk—I had certainly been enjoying myself a little—it was New Year's night—I had had a glass or two with a friend, but it was the blow which made me dazed—I had been into two public-houses—I had nearly 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at 8 o'clock—I counted 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I came out—I had been drinking all the time from 8 o'clock—I felt a thrust in my pocket and I was pinned on my back and my trowsers were torn from the lining right round-other people were about—I did not see Claridge there—I do not know him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am quite sure the prisoner is the man who struck me. John Dean Claridge. I am a dealer in unredeemed pledges, of 132, Bidders Street—I was in the City Road at 11.20 on this night, and saw two men knock the prosecutor down, who called out "Murder"—the prisoner is one of them—they ran, and I followed the prisoner and never lost sight of him—I kept in the middle of the road, and when I came up to him he was
<hi rend="italic">skrinking</hi> down by the side of a wall, behind another man—I gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been drinking, but I have taken no intoxicating drink for twenty years—I did not at the police-court acknowledge to being drunk—I was about 10 yards from the prisoner and prosecutor, and no one else was within 10 yards of them—there were only two men with the prosecutor, but a third man was on the other side of the road—I do not know which of the men struck the prosecutor—I think the prisoner was sober when he was given in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-96" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS NEWPORT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 119). On January 1st, I heard cries, Claridge spoke to me and I took the prisoner back to Born, who said "That is the man that hit me under the chin."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Born had been drinking, but was not drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., received on account of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-99" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BERRY</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a dyer and cleaner, at Manchester, I have twenty—one branches in various parts of the kingdom-in March,</p>
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<p>1875, I became acquainted with the prisoner, and in that month I took her into my employ—I entered into an arrangement with her; it was a free house, gas and all rates and taxes, and 7 1/2 per cent, on the returns—she told me she was married, but I never saw her husband, she said he was a painter, at a guinea a week—her duty was to receive goods brought to the shop, enter them in a book and send them on to Manchester, they were then returned, each with a bill pasted on, with the name of the customer and the amount due, and as the goods were applied for she had to give them out, receive the money and enter it in the cash-book; there were two cash books—we have a stock-book at Manchester as against Ux-bridge, containing all particulars, every item separately—we have to post to the credit of Uxbridge in the stock-book from the cash-book—she kept one cash-book at a time and sent the other to us—from the time she entered my—service to September, 1876, she professed to act according to that rule—I have the books here—between Lady Day, 1875, and September, she paid me 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at different times—I saw her at Uxbridge several times, and spoke to her about the outstand
<lb/>ing accounts every time; I urged her to get in the money as I did not pro
<lb/>fess to give credit; all 1 said about the credit was at the beginning "If you know any persons in Uxbridge whom you know to be reliable and trustworthy I would not object, but my system is not credit"—when I called her attention to the outstanding accounts, she said "It is no use, we can't do business in Uxbridge without long credit, everybody in Uxbridge gives credit"—she has never accounted to me for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received from Mrs. Hardy on 25th July, or 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 17th August from Mr. Packer, or—16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 15th September from Mr. Birch-towards the end of Septem
<lb/>ber, 1876, I went to Uxbridge and saw her—I told her that I could not go on any longer in the way we had been going, because I could not get the money, if she saw her way to take the thing on her own account I would do the work on terms to be arranged—she said she should be very glad, and thought she could do very well, and she could make arrangements whereby she would be able to pay every week as the goods were received; so the matter was arranged, and afterwards invoices of a different class to our own were supplied-from that time she commenced to trade on her own accounts nothing was determined between us at that time as to the amount due from • Uxbridge to Manchester, I simply urged her to get in the monies that were outstanding—on 12th December, in consequence of a telegram from a friend, I went to Uxbridge and found the place shut up; I found the prisoner in the house, next door—she appeared to be in dreadful distress, she said that her husband had run away, had sold up everything and taken the children—I asked her if she could see her way to go on now her husband had gone away;. she said she could, and if I would send on my account and her account under the new arrangement, a Mr. James would pay—I saw Mr. James then and there for the first time; he had lodged with them accord
<lb/>ing to her statement—it" was then agreed that she was to go on with the business, and accounts were to be supplied—I told her that a hamper of goods was coming off that night to my own order to Uxbridge—I took her to the station, and said "I will give an order at the station for the goods to come to you on their arrival," in the meantime I sent up Mr. Passmore, my clerk, next day before the goods could arrive—I went back to Manchester, Mr. Passmore communicated with me, and in consequence of that I applied for a warrant—I afterwards received this letter from the prisoner; it is her</p>
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<hi rend="italic">This was an appeal to the witness to withdraw the charge and entreating his forgiveness.</hi>) On none of the occasions when I came up during 1875-6, did the prisoner make any application to me to allow her
<hi rend="italic">money</hi> for expenses that she had incurred—she had no expenses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She applied for her 7 1/2 commission—I had an agent at Uxbridge before I knew the defendant, not a branch—I distinguish agencies from branches—I have over 600 agencies—I have a printed form for them; a Mr. Turner was my agent at Uxbridge before the prisoner—I know that Turner received 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of his debts which the prisoner collected, I don't know that 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid by the prisoner's husband, and I don't believe it—I knew that she was a married woman by her own representation—I never saw her husband—I saw three or four children—the majority of my 600 agencies are superintended by women—I did not think it necessary to have the hus
<lb/>band's sanction to the arrangement that I made with the prisoner—I used to go there about every three months—I have the two cash books here—I took the house in my own name as tenant-after the prisoner was there I came to a settlement with the previous person, Mr. Turner; I went into the accounts with him—I settled with him at the same house—I was not the tenant of it in Turner's time, Turner was the tenant—I became tenant about Lady Day, 1875-when I came up again at the end of the first three months I was in the house two or three hours—I don't remember taking away the two cash-boots, and asking the prisoner to buy a temporary one—I was not told that her husband had bought one for ls.; I never saw a third book—I have a number of clerks at Manchester who attend to the agencies—the prisoner told me that her husband was going to do some painting and papering—I had nothing to do with that—I saw that some papering had been done in the kitchen—she said she had once or twice had occasion to buy wrappers for the goods; I told her to charge that to expenses or we should send them back—she was supplied with stamps and paper envelopes, labels, string and everything from Manchester—she said her husband had taken out and de
<lb/>livered parcels at Uxbridge—I never promised that the repairs done should be allowed for—there was no expense book kept—if she spent money for postage stamps, or any thing, she would be entitled to charge for it-no expenses are charged in these cash-books, they are balanced up every time she remitted—the first balancing after 25th July was on the 29th, when she remits 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., she has had credit for that—on 19th August she sends 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on 16th September she Bends 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., that was the last remittance before the new arrangement—there is no deduction at all for expenses or commission-in one instance she makes an error against herself of 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and in another 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in her favour—there are no dates, I could not get her to put dates, that was her fault, not mine—I told her I would get the landlord to accept her husband as the new tenant, and ask him to bring the agreement for him to sign—she did not say she would like to send for her husband that he might have a reckoning with me—I proposed the new arrangement because I could not get my own funds-when I went and found the place closed she appeared in great distress; she said her husband had sold everything—I think I asked her whether she would like to stay or whether she would take a situation at Manchester—I did not shake hands with her at the station, she tried to get hold of my hand, but I avoided her—I did not ask her to plead guilty, I only said "You must do what you think right"—I have not made any effort to find her husband, I have not had the chance, I have not been home more than two days.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> At the time of making the arrangement for her to carry on the business herself I was not aware that monies had been paid that she had not accounted for—I had no suspicion—she has not been paid any com
<lb/>mission yet—she never told me that she had retained so much for commission.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-100" type="given" value="JOSEPH GEORGE"/>JOSEPH GEORGE PASSMORE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the prosecutor at Manchester—in consequence of instructions on the 14th December I went to Uxbridge—I did not go through the cash-books with the prisoner, I made out some bills from the ledger which I brought with me from Manchester, and on the 15th I called her attention to about half a dozen sums, but not to those mentioned in the indictment—I drew up a list of the half dozen accounts on a slip of paper, and made a total of them, and told her that those ac
<lb/>counts had obviously been paid and not accounted for—I had called on the customers and looked into the cash-books to see whether they were accounted for—she could give no satisfactory account—she did not deny having had them—she said she believed that most of the accounts I shewed her to be open in our ledger must have been paid—I believe the amount was 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this was on the 16th—she left the premises on the 16th after my interview—the premises were not shut at this time—the three amounts in question-were not found out till afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I arrived there on the morning of the 14th—all the furniture had been taken away except one bed and one chair—her children and her husband had gone—I did not tell her on the 16th that I should lock her out—I was not aware that the premises were rented by her husband—I thought they were Mr. Berry's, and I acted on that belief—I did Dot go there with any intention of taking possession; I brought a letter of introduction from Mr. Berry, asking her to accommodate me, and she appeared willing to do so—she did not appear in great distress—I believe she said that her husband had received monies—she said she had forwarded all the money she had received—I believe the agent's accounts are settled quarterly—I have nothing to do with the branches—I have never seen any third cash-book, only these two, the clerks at Manchester attend to them—I am not aware that the prisoner's husband had authority to receive money—I never saw him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I got no receipt, only what was on the parcel—I have destroyed that—prisoner did not write anything; the amount to be paid was on the parcel. William Henry Packer. I live at Uxbridge—on 17th August, I paid the prisoner's son 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at my house; he is a boy of about ten—he, brought me this letter, and gave me a receipt for the money. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter was a request to send the money by the bearer.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to the prisoner, on 15th September—she signed this receipt.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES CARTER</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18770205-229-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-229-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, Stealing a gelding, the property of
<persName id="t18770205-name-105" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-105" type="surname" value="LEA"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770205-229-offence-1 t18770205-name-105"/>Thomas Lea</persName> and others.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-106" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-106" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I live at East End, Finchley, and am a carman, in the employ of Messrs. Lea & Co., coal merchants—they have several depots about town, and one at the back of the Wellington Tavern, Highgate Arch
<lb/>way, where we stabled four horses—on the night of 12th December, I saw the four horses in the stable there, and attended to them at 8 o'clock—one of them was a black horse—I fastened the stable door and put the key in my pocket—I went there next morning at 5.30, and found the stable broken open and the black horse gone—it was a valuable horse—I gave in
<lb/>formation, and bills were circulated in the neighbourhood; lots of them were posted about—on 22nd, I went with detective Clark to a stable at the back of the Queen's Head public-house, at Brook Green, Hammersmith, and there saw the black horse that had been taken away—I saw the prisoner—the detective brought him out of the yard, and I" followed him to the stable, I did not hear what was said to him—I took the horse to Hammer
<lb/>smith police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was an injury to the horse's leg, it had been scratched with a shoe about a week before; it was not a bad place, it did not require a bandage—I should have put one on, if it had remained, to keep the dirt out of the wound—the horse was found in a stable or open shed behind the public house—it was not much of a stable—it was a stand for horses; the door was open, there was no lock on it—it is a public-house yard; common to people going there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-107" type="surname" value="LEA"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-107" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LEA</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Thomas Lea & Co., coal mer
<lb/>chants—the horse that was lost is ours and is worth 100 guineas—I caused these bills to be printed, they were circulated all over London, Hammersmith amongst other places; the description in the bills accurately represents the horse—I afterwards saw it at the Hammersmith police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had had it about four or five months, I bought it my
<lb/>self with another and gave 172
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the two, this was the more valuable one of the two.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-108" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer in Messrs. Lea's employment—I distributed bills like this—I took them round Hammersmith; I distributed them in the public streets there, and saw them in the shop windows there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not take them to Brook Green, nor to the public-house where the prisoner was—I don't know Brook Green—I know the Broadway—I distributed some there—I think it is about a mile from Brook Green.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-109" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-109" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer Y</hi>). From information I received at the Highgate police-station, on 22nd December, I went to the Queen's Head, Brook Green, Hammersmith, with the witness Johnson; it was about half a mile from the Broadway—I saw the prisoner in the yard—the stable is at the rear of the public house—I asked him if he rented the stables—he said "Yes"—previous to that Johnson had identified the horse—I said "That black horse has been stolen, how came it here"—he said "It was brought here by two men last Wednesday week about 8 o'clock in the morning; (that would be the 15th;) they asked me if they could leave it here for a few hours, I have seen them twice since, but I don't know them, I don't know where they live."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The horse was in the stable, not an open shed, it was in hi a stall, Johnson examined it there—I believe the prisoner has routed those stables for about fifteen months;—he has been in the neighbourhood about five or six years, I believe—he answered my questions straightforwardly—I am certain he said that the men asked to leave the horse for a few hours, not a few days—he said they were two tall men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-110" type="surname" value="BROOKER"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROOKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I accompanied Clark to the pri
<lb/>soner's place—I asked him where—he got the horse from—he said "It was brought here on a foggy morning by two men and asked to be left for a few hours"—I asked him if he knew the men—he said he did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are open gates to the yard, where carts go in and out—I had no trouble in finding the horse there, it was in a stall in the stable—the Broadway is about a quarter of a mile from Brook Green—I have been looking for the two men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-111" type="surname" value="GRIFFIN"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-111" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GRIFFIN</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer in Bridge Road, Hammersmith—I know the prisoner—I have been to the stable behind the Queen's Head and saw him there—I have seen him several times when other men were there—I was there on 22nd December, he was there then; there were two or three in the bar—I heard say that the black horse must go away to-morrow; I don't know who said that, or to whom it was said—it was said in the bar while he was present.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say that it was said to the prisoner, he was there—I did not see him speak to the men—I don't know whether he was drink
<lb/>ing; with them or not; they were there together in the bar, £ was not in the bar, I was in the room adjoining—I had never seen the men before—I had seen the horse before that in the open shed in the yard—I know that the prisoner had horses of his own there; I saw another horse there, I don't know that it belonged to a Mr. Willinger.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw a bay mare there about 15 hands high, it had a small spot of white on the hoof—I did not notice that the near fore foot was white, or that a portion of the mane was turning grey, or that it had been fired; I had seen that bay mare there five or six times—the two men I saw were tall men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-112" type="surname" value="LONG"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-112" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LONG</persName> </hi>. I am an artificial flower manufacturer, of 14, Northampton Square, Clerkenwell—on 22nd August last I had two bay mares; I had been out for a drive with them that day, and about 6 o'clock in the evening I gave them up to my man-between 12 and 1 o'clock in the morning I went to my stable and found it forced open and the two bay mares gone—I caused bills to be circulated in the neighbourhood describing them, and on 11th January I saw one of them at the Highgate police-station, it was worth 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it, I worked it about eight or nine months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-113" type="surname" value="WELLS"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WELLS</persName> </hi>. I was coachman to Mr. Long—on 22nd August when he came home with the horses L took charge of them; I saw them safe at 9 o'clock-at 12 o'clock at night my attention was drawn to the stable; I went and found it broken open and the two bay mares gone—I afterwards circulated these bills in the neighbourhood—on a Thursday in last month I saw one of the mares at the Highgate police station and identified it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-114" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-114" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). On 22nd December, when I was at the prisoner's premises I saw a bay horse there, which was afterwards identified by Mr. Long, at the Highgate Station—on 11th January, I told the prisoner he would be charged with stealing that horse—he made no answer—on 10th January, I took one of Mr. Brooker's men down to Hounslow; the horse was</p>
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<p>in possession of a man named Clements, it was identified by Brooker as the one stolen from Mr. Long.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe Clements is a brother-in-law of the prisoner, this bay mare was sent to Hounslow, after the prisoner was taken into custody—I also saw a cart-horse there, I don't know who it belonged to, "believe Willinger's horses stood there—the prisoner's stable at the Queen's Head had two stalls, and there were three or four in the shed-Clements did not make any statement to me about it—I know the Red Cow public-house at Hammersmith, I called at the yard there, I did not speak to the landlady, or make any inquiries there—I did not find that the horse in question had been sold there to the prisoner; I heard that it had been sold at the George and Dragon, at Hounslow; I went there to make inquiry and saw the landlady there—I did not see a receipt for the horse there—I did not see one produced at the police-court—the bay mare was in the stable on 22rd December, the prisoner was bringing it from the open shed to put it in a cart—he is a carman in daily use of horses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have heard that he is a carman, that is all; I saw no signs at the back of the public-house of his being a carman—there was on appearance outside of there being stables at the back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-115" type="surname" value="CLEMENTS"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLEMENTS</persName> </hi>. I live at Hounslow, and am a potato salesman—I know the prisoner; at his request I took charge of the bay mare that was afterwards found on my premises by Clark-when I heard that he was in trouble at Highgate, I went and saw him and asked him what we were to do with the horses, and he told me and my brother to take to them and to give up the stables, and we did so—there were four horses altogether, the bay mare and three others, one was the black one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-116" type="surname" value="GRIFFIN"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-116" type="given" value="ELI"/>ELI GRIFFIN</persName> </hi>. I live at Edward Square Cottage, Kensington, I know the prisoner—I saw a bay mare on Brook Green, going out of a yard in charge of the prisoner; it was about 15 hands high, I afterwards saw that same mare at Highgate—it was about the latter part of August, that I saw it with the prisoner-as he was coming out of the yard he said if I knew of a customer he would sell it—he said he would take 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it, as I thought, but when I came back he said I had made a mistake, it was 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not tell me where he bought it—I did not see a receipt for it—I know about the black horse, I was there the morning it was brought, at the Queen's Head, Brook Green, where the prisoner has stables—I went there that morning to meet a Mr. Ward, to try to sell him two horses, and during the time I was there someone came to the gates with the black horse; there was a short man and a tall man, one was I—should think 5 feet 10 inches, and the other about 5 feet 6 inches, they asked him if he could take the horse in for a few days, and the horse was taken into the shed—I saw one of the men there again three or four days after
<lb/>wards, the short one, he drove up in a horse and cart in company with another man, not the tall one, they went to the shed and asked how the horse was getting on, and they went and looked at it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He-examined.</hi> I had not heard about these bills being out at that time—when the men came with the horse on the 12th, they did not appear to know the prisoner; as far as I could judge I should think they were perfect strangers-when they asked if they could leave the horse for a few days, he said "Yes"—he did not ask them who they were in my presence or where they came from, or whose the horse was—one of the men had light ginger hair and whiskers; they were dressed very well, one had red and</p>
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<p>yellow and black striped trousers, and an overcoat, and one had a gold Albert chain—I did not go into the shed; I stayed in the yard till they came out—it was a fine black horse they went into the bar, they told the prisoner they would take 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the horse, he did not make any answer—I asked them if they could warrant it quiet in
<hi rend="italic">single</hi> harness, they said no they could not; but they could in double harness—I told them I knew where they could sell it at two places if it was a worker—I did not ask where they had it from, or who they were—they might be there about a quarter of an hour—the prisoner was present when the men came in the cart three or four days afterwards; they did not stop very long—they were in the bar and had something to drink with the prisoner, and so they did on the first occasion; I don't think I ever saw either of the men before, but I should know them again if I was to see them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-117" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-117" type="surname" value="JEFFREYS"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-117" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET JEFFREYS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>). I reside at the Queen's Head, brook Green, with my husband, who is a licensed victualler, we went into the house last October—the prisoner rented the stables from our predecessor and was there when we took the house—he was carrying on the business of a car
<lb/>man, with horses and carts—we had nothing to do with the yard or the stables; you can pass through the bar into the stable yard—there are double gates to the yard where the horses and carts go in, they are fastened at night, but left open through the day—the prisoner is a thoroughly honest and respectable man as far as I know—we have a-skittle ground at the back, that leads into the yard where the stables are—I know nothing about the horses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-118" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-118" type="surname" value="BATCHELOR"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-118" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN BATCHELOR</persName> </hi>. I am the widow of Henry Batchelor, and keep the George and Dragon, High Street, Acton—I remember a man named Gordon frequenting my house—he came to my house in August last, with another man and two horses—I did not see the prisoner there on that occasion; I don't remember him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-119" type="surname" value="WALTERS"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-119" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WALTERS</persName> </hi>. I am pot boy at the George and Dragon—I know a man named Gordon—I remember last August his coming to our house with another man and two horses, one of them was a bay mare, I only saw two men—I don't remember a third—I did not see them bargaining about selling the horse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-120" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-120" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, and live opposite the George and Dragon, High Street, Acton-in August last I remember two men come in there with horses, one of the men was Gordon-those horses were shown up and down next morning for sale, one was a bay mare—I, saw the pri
<lb/>soner there, he appeared to be dealing with the other two men, they showed the horses to him, both in harness and out—the prisoner took away the mare-Gordon wanted a stamp, and I saw a piece of paper handed from one to the other, the money was handed one way and the paper the other—it was about the size of that piece of paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), that was handed by Gordon to the prisoner, and then the horse was mounted and rode away—horses are often brought in there; the gates being continually open, any one can go in, there is stabling for twenty or thirty horses—it is written up outside "Livery and bait stables"—I have known the prisoner for many years in the same place; I have been there many years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not known Gordon very well, I should know him directly if I saw him—my stall is opposite the place where they were—I had never seen the prisoner with Gordon before—I had seen Gordon once</p>
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<p>before, and once since, at the same place, a week or so after the occurrence—I might have seen him lots of times before, but I never observed him—I never spoke to him before that I know of; I had heard him called Gordon often—I did not hear the prisoner call him Gordon; the boy (Walters) called him Gordon, he was there at the time—I don't recollect seeing the prisoner before; I don't know a David Jones—I have heard say that the other one that was with him was named Jones—I did not see anybody sign that paper, it was Gordon that handed the paper; an old gentleman was there at the time; Jones was about as old as Gordon—I was not at the police-court; some one called to ask me to come here, a fortnight or three weeks ago; I don't know his name—he did not tell me what he wanted me to say, he asked what I knew about it, about a deal with a horse or horses in the summer time—he did not say it was in the middle of August, he asked me what time it was; I said I recollected that it was warm weather, and I ascertained it within a week or so, because I put down all my work that is done for me, and I received a letter about that time, dated the 24th, and this occurred, it might be three or four days before or after—they did not call my attention to the colour of the horse—I did not see any of these bills, I heard there had been some—I know the height of the horse, about 16 hands, I was a good many years in a veterinary forge and know about horses; she was a bay mare, with dark legs, and it had saddle marks, and carried its head very high-this bill generally describes it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-121" type="surname" value="BATCHELOR"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-121" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN BATCHELOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). Gordon asked me for a piece of paper and I gave
<hi rend="italic">it</hi> to him, and pen and ink; it was half a sheet of note paper, something the size of that (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I did not see a receipt stamp affixed to it; I did not see it written, he might have written it, I did not take any notice of it—I was not examined before the Magistrate—I knew Gordon as a customer, he used to come to see a young woman that lived servant in the neighbourhood, and he would call at our place and have a glass of ale—I have seen him twice since—I think the last time was about September, I have not seen him since this charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-122" type="surname" value="WALTERS"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-122" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WALTERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I remember Gordon being there with the other, and a horse and a mare—I was to be paid for the cleaning of them—I saw them both trotted out for the inspection of someone—I did not see a piece of paper like this; the men were talking together—I know Butler, he lives near—a good many horses come there to bait—I have seen Gordon two or three times—I don't know whether he is respectable or not—I don't know David Jones, I never saw him—I did not hear anybody spoken to as Jones that morning—I never saw the prisoner there—there was a short man along with Gordon—there were only two men-Gordon is a tall man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770205-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-123" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-123" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COOK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Wren, a butcher in High Street, Acton—about August last I remember a tall man, named Gordon, coming to the George and Dragon with another man—they brought two horses with them, one was a dark bay and the other a black horse; they took my straw from under my horse, they paid me for it when I told him of it—I saw the horses shown up and down the yard next morning—I fancy I saw the prisoner there that morning, but I never saw him before or since—I did not see any deal about the mare, I only saw the man riding her up and down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not say the day of the mouth, it was about the middle of August—I would not swear that I saw the prisoner there, but I fancy I recognise him now I come to look at him; I have fancied so since I</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="187702050025"/>
<p>have seen him standing there—I was not before the Magistrate—I was asked to come here last Friday by the gentleman sitting there; he asked me what I knew about it, and I told him-be asked me what colour the horse was, and I told him—I don't know that I had ever seen Gordon before—I heard his name-when he brought the horses a little dark man who came with him called him Gordon; I did not hear the name of the little one-Gordon seemed to be the master of the horses, he had a whip in his hand, and seemed to manage them—he paid me for my straw—I did not hear the name of Jones-when the-gentleman came to ask me about this I remembered it all directly, on account of their having stolen my straw—I don't think he asked me if I recollected seeing Carter there—he said there was a man up here on a charge of buying a stolen horse, he did not tell me his name—the name of Carter was on the paper that he gave me; I had never heard the name before—he did not ask if I should know him again—I was to come up and swear that I saw the two horses come down the yard, and that Gordon and another man came down with them—I saw another man with the horses besides those two, and as near as I can recollect the prisoner is the man, but I could not swear to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. Our shop is adjoining the Horse and Dragon—we had a bill in our shop in December, offering 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. reward for a black horse stolen from Highgate—we had no bill about the bay mare in August.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on Second Count—Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his character</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-229-18770205 t18770205-229-punishment-17"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Clement and Palmer tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Donovan's Defence.</hi> I am innocent; my witness, Mr. Harris, promised to be here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I caught hold of you by the collar, and cried "Police"—I don't know if I choked you—I saw you kick my brother-in-law—I could not see what stick it was—it was very dull, nearly dark; the doctor said my wound might have come from a fall—I said that it was from a blow—I cannot say which man struck the dog.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not put my arms round your legs. James Prior (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 117). On the night of 16th November, about 10.45, I heard cries of "Police!"—I was at the bottom of the Minories—I ran in the direction of the cries, and saw the prisoner running in front of a crowd; he went into a baker's shop—I stood at the door to detain him, and told him he was in my custody-Manley came up bleeding from the head and said "That is the man that struck me over the head with a stick."
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-137" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DOBBIN</persName> </hi>. I am a soldier discharged from the 60th Rifles on 8th January—we were living at Winchester—on coming to London the prisoner made a statement about stopping for the night—we left our kits in a public-house and went for a walk—we had a quart of ale; he took me into a coffee-shop in Spitalfields—we went up stairs, and he put his hand in my pocket and took out 5
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We did not take a train after arriving in London; you might have done so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I followed you, upstairs; you never said "There are your things."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 107). On Saturday afternoon, 27th January, about 3 o'clock, I was in Leadenhall Street with Gilbert—a pro
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-143" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I "was with Westwood and we saw a procession in re
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<hi rend="italic">Lander's Defence.</hi> It is the first time I have been in trouble. I met McKnight coming along. I did not know what he was about.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18770205-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770205-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-147" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN KERB"/>HENRY JOHN KERB PORTER</persName> </hi>. I assist Captain Burgess, the secretary to the Society for the Aid of the Wounded in War—we advertised in the '• Christian Union"—I received this letter marked C and the envelope marked B—it is my duty to open letters and I called the attention of Captain Bur
<lb/>gess to this circular—the paper is a copy of the "Christian Union, of November 24th, containing a copy of the society's advertisement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-148" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>REV. CHARLES KIRKBY</persName> </hi>. I live in Ferndale Road, Brixton, and have been a congregational minister, but am now the proprietor and editor of the "Christian Union," whose offices are in Salisbury Court, Fleet Street-in consequence of communications received from advertisers in December last, I went to the offices of the "Christian Herald "in Doctor's Commons and saw the prisoner's wife first, but afterwards found the prisoner in the offices on the ground floor writing his name upon some circulars like the one pro
<lb/>duced—I asked if Mr. Bradlaugh was in—he said "I am he"—I took a bundle of twenty-three or twenty-five circulars and left the office—his name was written on the one produced; there were 200 or 300 altogether; I have read it and have tried to find out the real author of
<hi rend="italic">it</hi>—I attended at the police-court; Mr. George Lewis appeared for the prisoner—I do not know who employs the prisoner in the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I applied to the Soldier's Home at Alder-shot, in July, 1875, for an advertisement, by letter—I afterwards went there, not to induce the lady president to advertise; she did advertise, she paid fourteen guineas—I cannot say if we had authority to insert an advertisement for St. Luke's, Bethnal Green, Medical Missionary Society, or for the Soldiers' Daughters' Home—the circulation of my paper varied, but it was about 1,000 weekly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have made no other representation for the purpose of getting advertisements than is contained in the paper produced—the object of my visit to Aldershot was an article written in my paper—the payment made was for the advertisement alone—the article appeared first—the ad
<lb/>vertisement occupied two or three pages and was inserted in three consecu
<lb/>tive weeks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-149" type="given" value="ORVILLE WATSON"/>ORVILLE WATSON POWERS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of Wilcox and Gibbs' Sewing Machine Company, 150, Cheapside—I received this circular marked "Private & Confidential"—"The Christian Union," of November 10th, contained our advertisement—when the defendant was under remand I received this letter from him. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated December 21st</hi>, 1876,
<hi rend="italic">and asked Mr. Powers to inform the prisoners' solicitors what was the sum paid for an advertisement in "The Christian Union" and stated "Had you known that the actual number printed was only</hi> 1,000,
<hi rend="italic">would you have advertised in such a medium</hi>? * * *
<hi rend="italic">My case is adjourned till December 29th, at Bow Street." The circular was dated</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd November</hi>, 1876, and stated "If Mr. Kirkby, editor and proprietor of "The Christian Union," has, in com
<lb/>municating with you about your advertisement, used any language in writing such as that his paper is a 'valuable medium,' or has a 'large circulation,' you can prosecute him in a police-court for obtaining money under false pretences.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We sometimes require a guarantee of circulation, but not invariably—I had a fair idea in this case and asked no questions.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The value of the advertisement is greater when the paper circulates amongst a special class.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-150" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL PARKINS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Francis & Co., printers, of Wine Office Court, Fleet Street-Mr. Kirkby's paper was printed at our establishment from May 12th, to July 21st, 1876, eleven weeks-in nine of those weeks the circulation was 1,000 per week, and the other two weeks 2,000 per week.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-151" type="surname" value="KENNY"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-151" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KENNY</persName> </hi>. I am a compositor and was employed by the prisoner to set up the type for his paper from October 24th till the end of November, at 8, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street—I went in the machine-room at times—the time occupied in printing was about an hour and a half—the machine used would print about 1,000 in that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not employed in the machine-room and never counted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-152" type="given" value="DAVID KNELL"/>DAVID KNELL FRASER</persName> </hi>. I have tried to obtain copies of "The Christian Union "at 289 shops and 11 railway stations—I could not obtain it at any railway station and only at one shop. (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner read the following extract:</hi> "This journal can be obtained at every railway book-stall, and from any bookseller or newsvendor, but should any difficulty be experienced a single copy will be sent from the publishing office, if pre-paid.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a journalist and have been employed by the Christian Evidence Society—I did not ask any of the shop keepers if they could get me a copy—I did not tell them before hand that I should call—I made this inquiry six weeks ago, and partly before the examination at the police-court—the prisoner and his family are old friends of mine—I went without Mr. Lewis' knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-153" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am a confectioner in James' Street, Covent Garden—the prosecutors called upon me in reference to an advertisement in the Christmas Number of "The Christmas Union," which, he said, in general terms, was a good medium for advertisings—he said that the usual price for advertising was about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. but as he wished to go to press he would take 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or two guineas, I am not sure which—he did not say what the circula
<lb/>tion was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> This newspaper states that it can be obtained at every railway station, and from every newsvendor, thereby implying that it has a large circulation, which it does not possess. If I have offended against the law I am sorry for it, but I do believe this is a system of obtaining money by false pretences. My circular was sent to those advertising and not to the public. I looked upon it as an ordinary trade circular sent for the benefit of advertisers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE JURY</hi>. "We find the prisoner
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> of libel without being actuated by any bad motive towards the prosecutor, or without any malicious intent towards him</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognizances to appear and receive judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lindley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">It appearing by the evidence of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-159" type="given" value="DOUGLAS"/>MR. DOUGLAS METCALFE</persName> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-160" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BINFIELD</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Mansfield Street, Aldgate—the prisoner lodged in the house with his wife and one son by a former marriage—I live on the ground floor; they also lived on the ground floor-my room was opposite theirs—on Saturday afternoon, January 20th, I was standing iron
<lb/>ing under my window about 4 o'clock, and heard the prisoner and his wife quarrelling-as they had frequently done so I did not take much notice at first—I heard Mrs. Wren say to the prisoner "Oh, don't hit me any more, you have done enough"—I saw the-landlady go into their room first, and I followed in and saw Mrs. Wren sitting on a stool with her hands to her side; the prisoner sat on one side and the boy on the other side—I said "Oh, Mrs. Wren, what is the matter," and she said to the prisoner "Oh, you brute, you have kicked me and hit me"—he said "No, I didn't"—her two hands were to her left side; she said "Oh, you brute, you know you did"—I then left the room, leaving the landlady there, and saw no more of them after that—I afterwards saw the dead body of the woman at the London Hospital—I do not know whether the deceased was the worse for drink when I went into the room; she did not appear to be the prisoner seemed as if he were drunk, but not so much as I had seen—him—I saw no blow struck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never kicked her at all. You and she were always gin-drinking together;
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> together.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I have had a drop of ale once or twice. I did not notice your buttons torn off, or anything disturbed about your dress.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-161" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE SILCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Silcock, and am the land
<lb/>lady at 13, Mansfield Street, where the prisoner and his wife were lodging, and the last witness—on this afternoon, at about 3.50, I heard Mrs. Wren scream—I ran upstairs to see what was the matter, and she, Mrs. Wren, had hold of the prisoner's whiskers, scratching or punching his face—Mrs. Wren said "He has hit me"—When said "I have never touched you; she has pulled me all to pieces," and his waistcoat was all torn open—she left her husband and said "This is all about the boy"—Wren said "It is because the boy said he was hungry; I asked the boy when I came in if he was hungry, and the boy said 'Yes'"—Mrs. Wren said "Is that a proper question to ask?"—I said "It isn't much to quarrel about," and I left the room then and went away—I went up about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour afterwards to see if they were all right, and Mrs. Wren was then holding her left side; no one saw them the first time but myself—she was sitting down when I went in, and then she stood up—I said "Has Wren hit you again?" and she said "No"—the prisoner was making the tea; I called to the other woman to look to her side to see if she was hurt, and she wouldn't allow the woman to touch her—about half an hour afterwards I heard them both go out together, apparently all right—I never, saw her again—about 10.30 that night Wren was at the door looking for his wife and enquiring if I had seen her—the deceased was in the habit of drinking—I think she drank all she could find money for, and sometimes more—she</p>
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<lb/>sidered her disordered in the head, and when she took a
<hi rend="italic">little</hi> drink she was very quarrelsome, and with her tongue she was very aggravating when she bad had drink, but with' no one else than her husband—she seemed all right when she had her tea—I should think that Wren had no idea she was hurt—she had frequently complained to me of her side before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She always used to go on so (
<hi rend="italic">Tapping his side</hi>), particularly when she wanted drink—she always told me it was the wind—once when I came home she nearly bit my nose off; I sat down so, and she put her arm round my neck and did that (
<hi rend="italic">Biting the side of the dock). Witness.</hi> When I went up she was jumping up to her husband's face, and she said "He has hit me," not "kicked," and the prisoner said "I never touched you;" there was nothing the matter with the prisoner's nose then—that was on a former occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-162" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WREN</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's son, and am twelve years old—I lived with him and the deceased—on this afternoon I was at home—my mother kept on swearing at my father—she was my step mother—he said "I don't want no swearing at me"—my father just hit her on the side of her face with the palm of his hand—she got hold of his whiskers and punched and scratched him—he said "Will you go away," and she said "No;" he then shoved her, and she fell down against the door—they had tea, and went out together about 5 o'clock—I never saw her alive again—she tell right on her side—the door was shut—she did not complain of any pain when she got up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. She got up by herself and sat in a chair and kept on swearing—before she went out she complained of pain, and kept rolling all over the place and swearing—she said "My side is bad," and then they went out—she did not say how it came to be bad—I did not see her put Her hand there—my father was sober—she was half drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-163" type="given" value="ALFRED GEORGE"/>ALFRED GEORGE BUCKLAND</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am house-surgeon to the London Hospital—the deceased came there about 6 o'clock on the evening of 20th January—she complained to me of intense pain in the lower part of her chest—she had every appearance of suffering—I admitted her as an in
<lb/>patient and examined her—her left eye was bruised, and she had a bruise over the region of the heart—I saw her again about 10 o'clock—I saw she was much worse, and I told her I was afraid she was dying—she made a statement which I took down in writing—the impression that she was dying appeared to be fully conveyed to her mind—the statement is signed by me and two other witnesses. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "I, Elizabeth Wren, believing myself about to die, do hereby solemnly declare that I had been out with my hus
<lb/>band this afternoon, that we returned home between 4 and 5 p.m., and that we had a quarrel about some money affairs, my husband being in drink at he time. I was quite sober. He was very angry indeed; came up to me while I was standing beside the table and struck me on the face and then in the stomach with his fiat. I fell on the floor, and then he struck me several more blows in the stomach; cannot say whether he used his hand or his fist. I swear that I did not strike him first, but she flew at him afterwards and scratched his face. Severe pain in the abdomen came on about half an hour after the accident. My husband is frequently in the habit of beating me. I left him in the house when I came away. Signed, Elizabeth Wren, X</p>
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<p>Witness, A. G. Buckland, J. S. Nickoll, J. J. N. Fairclough.") She died about 10 o'clock the next morning—the cause of death was rupture of the
<hi rend="italic">aorta</hi>—such an injury sometimes arises from natural causes—it did not in this case—I am certain it was produced in part by violence, but had the vessel been perfectly healthy perhaps the violence would not have been suffi
<lb/>cient to cause a rupture—any violence might have caused it—a fall, blow, or anything over the region of the injury—a blow inflicted where I found the bruise would have been likely to produce it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She was very drunk when I went home, and so she was when we had tea, and I wanted to send for a bottle of soda-water to get her round.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> She was perfectly sober when she came to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. The
<hi rend="italic">aorta</hi> is a large vessel of the heart, the rupture of it might not cause immediate death—it would depend on the extent of the rupture and the amount of blood that escaped—the rupture was not di
<lb/>rectly through it, but it extended between the coats to some distance—it was an extensive rupture, but still it was obliquely through the walls of the artery—I found a bruise outside the chest, and between that and the inside, by the artery I found the tissues buried in extravasated blood—the time between such an injury and death would be very variable; they generally die directly—there was nothing inconsistent with what I saw in her walking to the hospital—I mentioned before that she had some brain changes; I don't think that appears on the evidence.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 23). On 22nd January I took the prisoner, and I told him his wife was lying dead at the London Hospital, and that before she died she made a statement that he hit her in the chest and knocked her down, and that when she was down he either kicked her or hit her, I didn't know which, and no doubt violence was the cause of death—he said "I didn't do no such thing"—on the way to the station he said "I last saw her about 5 o'clock on Saturday evening, on Fish Street Hill; she then said she was ill, and I went into a house to get some brandy, and when I came out she was gone, and I didn't trouble any more about her"—he also said on the way to the station "I didn't think you would have troubled about me until after the inquest."</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-165" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BINFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I went up about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after I first heard the quarrelling—I heard them thumping about.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 768). I saw prisoner and the deceased in East cheap, about 5.30—they were quarrelling then—she appeared in a drousy state—I think they went towards London Bridge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> That woman Binfield has taken a false oath against me. There was never a word mentioned about kicking. I don't think her word should be taken. Her husband is in prison now for three months for stealing a watch. I had the worst of it; she would not come home to feed the boy. I happened to say that the boy said he was hungry, and she began to blackguard me, and him too, and I said "Why didn't you come home instead of going about the streets all day?" She was very near drunk at 12 o'clock, and so she was at 2 o'clock. It was all in a few minutes; she nearly pulled me to pieces. I have had to stop at home for two or three days out of the week. My shirt is
<hi rend="italic">tore</hi> all to pieces; if I left anything at home it was always pawned What I have got I am obliged to keep on me as I go.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy on account of the provocation he received, but it was stated that he was convicted in January</hi>, 1875,
<hi rend="italic">of assault
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his monies.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my parse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-170" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CRANFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 188). I was on duty and heard cries of "Police"—I ran to the corner of Charlotte Street, and saw the prosecu
<lb/>tor holding the prisoner by the arm—he gave him into my custody for stealing his purse and 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I took the prisoner to the station where he was charged—the prosecutor was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear the prosecutor call you a convict—he said you tripped him up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate was that he was coming home from a music hall, and seeing five or six men round the prosecutor went to look, and the prosecutor charged him with the theft and with tripping him up, and that the prosecutor was very drunk.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The prosecutor said if he could not get the right thief he would get one, and at the station he said that I was a regular convict in order to press the charge. My witness is not here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER WYLD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am a fire wood cutter, of 11, Romney Street—lam the prisoner's father and work for him—a few days before Christmas last, between 6 and 7 o'clock p.m., two sacks of corn were brought in to my sons premises in a little van—I did not notice what name was on the van, but a Mr. Gibson who hawks coals, was driving; a Mr. Carter, who works for Mr. Winn, a carman, carried the sacks into an office where we keep the horses' forage, near the gate of the yard—Gibson stayed in the van—Carter then asked for 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he did not mention my son's name—I went to my son's wife and got it—she acts as cashier—I gave it to Carter, and they went away—I said to my son the next day "Have you ordered any corn?"—he said "No; who brought it"—I told him Gibson and Carter—he said "They had no business to bring it"—he also said "They ought to have taken the sacks away; I won't touch them"—the police afterwards took them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. My son was out when the corn, came—the sacks were not touched till the police came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-174" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WINN</persName> </hi>. I am a contractor, of 69, Horseferry Road, West—Carter was in my employment in December as a chaff cutter, and remained so till he who apprehended—I know Gibson, he is a fellow tradesman—the sample of corn produced is similar to some I had, but I cannot swear to it jotter people may have bought of the same man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I have known the prisoner for many years, and believed he was a respectable man; I also know Mr. Wright, he does not require me to deposit on the sacks I use.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer B</hi>). On the afternoon of 12th January, about 4.30 I went to Palace Wharf, Nine Elms, in company with Barry and Clinch, all detectives, we saw the prisoner and asked for Mr. Harrison; he said that he was Mr. Harrison—I told him two men, named Gibson and Carter were in custody for stealing corn, and asked if he had any—he took me into his office, near the gate, and into another little room, where I saw two sacks full of corn, marked "T. & G. Wright, Millbank Road, West
<lb/>minster "—he said the sacks had been brought before Christmas by Carter and Gibson in Gibson's van, and that he had paid 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; afterwards he said 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a sack—I said "That would be more than the wholesale price"—I then said that he must consider himself in my custody for receiving them, knowing them to have been stolen—I asked if he had any more—he said that he had had a lot, but he told them not to bring any more over as it was getting too hot for him, and they should all get into trouble, and he did not think he had paid for it for he was not at home when it was brought—he then asked if I would let him go on with his business for a couple of days—I said that I could not—then he asked if I would allow him to make out & bill or two, and he made some out and handed them to the carman, who went away with a horse and van—when I returned to the outer office, Clinch and Barry had got a number of sacks, and I asked the prisoner to account for them—he said that he had borrowed one or two of Mr. Wright when it had been wet—he was then put into a cab and taken to Rochester Row, Westminster, and charged—Mr. Wright's foreman came in the evening, and the prisoner asked him if he had not borrowed the sacks—the foreman said that he had lent one or two, but it would not do for his master to hear him say that, for he was not allowed to lend sacks—the prisoner said that it must be more than that, but he said no, not more than two or three at the outside—the prisoner also said he had bought some corn of Mr. Wright—Clinch and Barry were with me then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. Clinch and Barry heard this conver
<lb/>sation—I believe I mentioned at the police-court that the prisoner said he had had a "lot"—I said before the Magistrate "He pointed to two sacks in the room, and 'These two sacks were brought very near Christmas time, one night when I was out, by Carter and Gibson. It was in Gibson's van. I had told them previously not to bring any more as I should get into trouble'"—I did not make any memorandum of the conversation.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-176" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CLINCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer B</hi>). I went with Preston to the pri
<lb/>soner's wharf, and heard the conversation—after the prisoner had admitted that he was Harrison, Preston said "We are policemen," and the prisoner then asked us into an office—we went into a little room and I saw two sacks of corn—I do not recollect the exact words Preston said, but the prisoner answered "I told them not to bring any more. It was getting too
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-177" type="surname" value="EASTWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18770205-name-177" type="given" value="URIAH"/>URIAH EASTWELL</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. T. & G. Wright, corn mer
<lb/>chants, 16, Millbank Road—Mr. Harrison dealt with our firm eighteen months ago—he used to have a sack and sometimes two, about every eight or Dine days—the price would depend upon the quality and the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. We lose 2,000 sacks in a year—we send out thousands weekly; we have 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. deposit usually, but we do not summons people who do not return them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-181" type="given" value="COHEN"/>COHEN MASKS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Hind Street, Poplar—on 10th March, 1876, about 9.30 p.m., I was going down Shovel Alley, St. George's-in—the-East, with a parcel in my right hand and a stick in my left—a woman cried "Old man, look out, there are some thieves after you"—I heard footsteps behind and turned round—I was seized and my arms were pinioned—one man opened my coat and took my watch and chain and I have not seen it since—I do not know how many there were.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-182" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD COLLIER</persName> </hi>. I live at 44, Spencer Street—I was in Shovel Alley on 10th March—I saw Marks coming down the alley with some eggs and butter in his arms—three lads came and took hold of him, unbuttoned his coat, and took his watch and chain—I was 10 yards off—I could not dis
<lb/>tinguish their faces, but I know the prisoner by his hair—I did not follow them, as I had some coal with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-183" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Chapman Place, St. George's—on 10th March I was in Shovel Alley, about 9.30—four young men ran by me, the prisoner was one—three of them took hold of Mr. Marks—I knew the prisoner's face, as I had seen him ten minutes before at the wheelwright's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I had an empty basket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi>). On 22nd March I took three lads to Worship Street to see the prisoner, who was placed with seven other men who were charged with various offences—on 26th I took the prisoner to the House of Correction and charged him with being concerned with George Fisher and James Spier, who are now undergoing penal servitude, in stealing a watch, on 10th March—he made no answer—when taken he said to some one "Keep your spirits up. I'm bound to get
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said "I know I can
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The policeman knows I know nothing of this, and has—said if he could not lay me he would lie alongside of me. I was at work on a ship at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know that the prisoner keeps a lodging-house—I do not know if he keeps runners; I am called a runner—we get seamen to lodge at our house and buy clothes—I first saw the prisoner on a barge—I did not strike him nor see him struck—I was not going to get a belaying pin—I did not know the prisoner was near me; I did not see four or five men attack the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770205-name-197" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DOUGLAS</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of dock police—I produce a collar which was given to me by the prosecutor, a few days after 6th January.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not tell me that he had got under the tarpaulin for the purpose of avoiding further violence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 66). I took the prisoner on another charge on 13th January—his coat was torn at the left arm, he was identified by the prosecutors at Worship Street, among thirty others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was on Friday, the 12th—I saw the prisoner again on the Saturday—I remember the time, because I went to the Britannia Theatre, at Hoxton, which I reached at 6.50—it is twenty minutes' walk—another man was in the public-house at time—I live in the house; I help the potman—I have not seen the prisoner change the half-sovereigns—the public-house is about twenty minutes' walk from Queensland Road—the prisoner is in my father's employment as potman—I did not notice his coat—he usually came in about 6 o'clock, and stopped till the house closed, but he came in that day between 12 and 2 o'clock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lindley.</hi> </p>
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