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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>WHITE, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. LXXXVI.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 7th, 1877, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-2" 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.
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-3" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DENMAN</persName> </hi>, and The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-4" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES LOPES</persName> </hi>, Knt., two of the Justices of the Common Pleas Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Judicature;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-7" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-8" 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="t18770507-name-10" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE SWAN"/>GEORGE SWAN NOTTAGE</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18770507-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="t18770507-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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<interp inst="t18770507-name-14" type="given" value="SIMEON CHARLES"/>SIMEON CHARLES HADLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM QUARTERMAINE EAST</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE, MAYOR. SEVENTH 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">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-19" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I and my little sister Louisa, lived with my mother, the prisoner, at 31, Wellesley Street, Somers Town—on the Thursday before I went to the police-court, my mother came home and beat me with her hand, because I was asleep, and threw me up against the door—she then told me to go into the bed-room; she then undressed me and told me to go into bed—I lost a scapula that she had put round my neck and she put the poker in the fire and told me to undress, I did undress and she took the poker out and held my hand and commenced to turn me—she burnt me on the neck and sides, and on my back and arm—the poker was red when she put it on my arm—it ceased to be red whilst she was doing
<hi rend="italic">it</hi>, but it was hot, it hurt me—it was late at night when this occurred—three days after
<lb/>wards I was seated on the door-step, and Mrs. Hazlehurst spoke to me and took me into her room, and afterwards to the police-station—this is the poker (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am nine years old, Mrs. Hazlehurst has not been telling me what to say to-day—I was living with her three days—my mother was out all day, I was left at home—there are only three rooms in the house, the lodgers underneath had gone away, there were only the people in the parlour; I have known my mother put the poker in the fire' to raise it and get it up again—she did not boil the kettle for tea when I went to bed, she usually beat me with her hand; when she was angry she would beat me with the broom—I had enough to eat and drink—when she was sober, she was pretty kind to me—she had complained to me about taking things, and had beaten me for it—she complained to me that day, before she beat me; she was very drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The poker was in the fender, and my mother put it in the fire and took it out red hot—when she beat me with the broom it hurt me.</p>
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<p>took him inside and examined him, and found on him both burns and bruises; I spoke to the police and he was taken to the workhouse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-21" type="given" value="FREDERICK EDWARD"/>FREDERICK EDWARD WOODWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon of 1, Oakley Square—on Thursday, 22nd March, I saw the boy at the Pratt Street station—he was suffering from severe injuries in various parts of the body and the upper extremities, he appeared to be in pain and was crying; I found numerous marks of burns on him, about twenty at least, they were such as would be made by this poker made hot, they were serious, they destroyed the whole depth of the skin and were ulcerated—the worst were across the bend of the left elbow, also across the arm at the back of the shoulders five or six across the abdomen, and as many across the buttock, especially the right buttock where the poker or something similar had been laid across—he was taken at once to the Infirmary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The child was not badly nourished, he did not appear to be in want of foed—he did not look so well then as he does now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-22" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HILL</persName> </hi>. I was medical officer of St. Pancras Workhouse—on 22nd March, I examined the boy—there were marks of severe burns on his upper extremities and across the chest—the tissue of the skin was destroyed and ulcerated—they were of such a character as might be produced by a poker made red hot; they were dangerous to health, he was under my care until the 17th April—at first he suffered very much pain, he was Compelled to be kept in bed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman XR</hi> 46). On 22nd March, about 3 o'clock, I followed the prisoner from Seymour Street, to 31, Wellesley Street—I told her I was going to take her into custody for cruelly ill-using her children and beating them with a red hot poker with intent to do them grievous bodily harm—she said "I know I have been cruel to them, I am very sorry for it, he is a bad boy, he stole a shilling out of the cup, I bought a pound of potatoes yesterday and cooked them, and they never left one"—on the road to the station she said "I don't care as long as I can get rid of them"—she afterwards said "I should not have done it if I had not been drink
<lb/>ing the poker was in the fire and I took it out and struck him with it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She did not appear under the influence of drink when I took her, the Magistrate committed her to the Middlesex Sessions for the misdemeanor of unlawfully wounding, the society took it up and bills were preferred and found for felony, and the case was sent here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not complain to the prisoner of the boy having stolen something; I said something about the little girl being downstairs, I believe the prisoner is a very hasty woman, I did not know much of her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MURPHY</persName> </hi>. My sister Louisa is two years younger than me—one evening, two or three days before Mrs. Hazlehurst found me on the door
<lb/>step step my mother came home, the poker was in the fender, she put it in the, fire, burnt us, she burnt my sister with the poker, she held it in her hand and put it on her: she cried, she was dressed, she burnt her shoulders</p>
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<p>and hand—she made her undress then, mother was making the poker hot while she undressed, and then she burnt her on her back; she cried, she was standing up at the time—Mrs. Hazlehurst afterwards took me to the police-station, and I and my sister were seen by a surgeon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My mother had complained about my breaking a door open, and that my sister had helped me do it—she said she would beat us—she was very drunk at this time—there was no kettle on the fire when she put the poker in—mother used to beat my sister with the broom and break it over her—we did not make any complaint to anybody till Mrs. Hazle
<lb/>hurst spoke to me—it is true that I had broken open a door—with the poker; that was very naughty of me, it is true that I stole a shilling, my sister told me it was hers—mother usually beat us with her hand, and when very angry she used the broom; I said before the Magistrate that she beat my sister with the poker, I did not say that she put it on her, this is the first time I have said so—I was told at the police-court to tell all the truth, the Magistrate put a number of questions to me—it is not true that she put the poker on my sister, she hit her with it—she broke the broom on me as well as on my sister—she beat me for stealing, three or four times, it was my mother's door we broke open, it was not to steal anything, it was to get in because she did not come home—I have not stolen anything from the people in the house, only from my mother—my sister stole a turnip downstairs, that was on another day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Mother hit my sister five times with the poker at the same time she burnt me; she did it twice when she was dressed, and three times more when she was undressed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE JURY</hi>. After she hit me with the hot poker, she put it in the fire again before she hit my sister—we have a father, he has been away a long time, I can't tell how long.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman XR</hi> 46). The prisoner told me that her' hus
<lb/>band was dead—I showed her the poker which I found in the back-room, and she said "That was what I done it with, it was in the fire and I took it out and struck them with it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-29" type="given" value="FREDERICK EDWARD"/>FREDERICK EDWARD WOODWARD</persName> </hi>. I examined the children—the little girl appeared to be in pain, I had her undressed—I found a very severe ulcerated burn, involving the front of the armpit, across the chest; there were four or five nearly as severe across the right buttock, she also had a burn on the back of the hand, and there were numerous discolourations of old bruises across the lower part of the back, they were such injuries as might be caused by a hot poker—I sent the children to the Infirmary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The girl was fairly nourished—she did not complain to me of want of wood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-30" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HILL</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of St. Pancras—the two children were under my care for sometime, the girl's health was suffering in conse
<lb/>quence of the burns—she was kept in bed at the Infirmary and treated—the tissue of the skin was destroyed and ulceration was set up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-31" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH DIGGERDON</persName> </hi>. I lived at 8, Gloucester Street, Queen's Square—about Whitsuntide, 1876, when the prisoner was living with her two children—I have several times spoken to her about her conduct to them, and of the screams of the boy—I did not call her attention to the girl, the screams were so dreadful—I could not tell which it was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-32" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Nassau Street—in July, 1876, the prisoner lodged there with her two children—one night I went into her</p>
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<p>room and saw them crouched up in a corner, partly on a bed; I had heard them scream for hours—I smelt a smell like the burning of human hair—I demonstrated with the prisoner—she said it was no business of mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The children never made any complaint to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-33" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BOYD</persName> </hi>. I was living at 11, Nassau Street, in July, while the prisoner was there—my attention was called to the children—one night I leard the boy say "Oh, mother, pray don't"—I did not go in—I told her if she did it again I would pull her head off—I heard screams.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LOVELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 65, Bolsover Street—the prisoner lodged here from September to January—I saw the little girl on several occasions—the prisoner used to come home between 12 and 1 o'clock at night—I old her if she ill-used the children so she would kill them, and if she did should be one against her—she turned them out at 12.30 at night on the old stones, naked, night after night, when she came home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-35" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA ORIBAR</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Oribar—I lived at 8, Gloucester Street, Queen Square, about Whitsuntide, 1876—I have heard be children screaming several times—one night at 11.30 I went up and asked the prisoner to be quiet—she Said if I did not go downstairs she could wring my neck—I went down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-414-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-414-18770507 t18770507-414-punishment-1"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLADS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILDEY WRIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-38" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES STEVENS</persName> </hi> I am a travelling clerk in the missing letter Department of the General Post-office—in April last I was directed to make an investigation as to the loss of certain letters—on the 25th April I made up a test letter in which I enclosed 206 penny postage stamps—I addressed it to Mrs. E. Thompson, 126, Pentonville Road, London—I posted it at the northern district office, at 7.15, in the evening—I drew the attention of Mr. Carman, the inspector, to it—at 9.30 I went to 126, pentonville Road and enquired of Mrs. Thompson, who answered the door, and she brought me another letter which she had received—I afterwards saw the prisoner in uniform going on with his delivery, and after that I saw him go into a public-house in Henrietta Street, Brunswick Square, where he remained about fifteen minutes—he then went into No. 19, and about a quarter of an hour came out in private clothes and went again to the public-house—I went into another compartment of the bar and
<hi rend="italic">w</hi> him with another man—he then came out and walked down the street and pareyed with another man in Compton Street for about twenty minutes he then re-crossed the street and went towards Cockburn Street, where stopped him and said I wished to ask him about a letter which I had posted that evening to Mrs. Thompson—he said "I delivered a letter to Mrs. Thompson to-night"—I said "I know you did, but not the one I posted"—he said "I know nothing about it, I want to go"—I said "You not go"—Rumbold, the officer, then came up, and Mr. Carman—I said Do you know this gentleman?"—he looked at him and said "No"—I repeated the question and he again replied "No"—I said "Look again"—said "Oh yes, I know who it is now; it is Mr. Carman"—we all then went to a top front room of No. 19, where I again asked about the letter;—the prisoner denied all knowledge of it, but said to Mr. Carman "I had</p>
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<p>a letter for you and sorted it for the delivery"—I then directed Rumbold to search the prisoner—he said we should not, and became very violent, so that I was obliged to assist Rumbold to hold him—I shortly afterwards saw Rumbold take a letter from the left hand pocket of his private coat—the prisoner said "That is the b——trator," pointing to Carman, "who put the letter there"—I took him into custody—at Bow Street I examined the envelope and found seventy-two stamps were missing—the envelope produced is in the same state now as when it was found on the prisoner—the stamps had been put in the envelope in different pieces, the one of forty-eight stamps was missing; of a piece of twenty-four, twelve remained; eight were taken from a piece of sixteen; and a whole piece of four—the stamps were also folded differently to what they were placed by me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know that the delivery that evening was a heavy one; I should say it was not—there were ten pieces of stamps in the letter and two single stamps—it is customary to tie up letters with a string, which sometimes cuts the letters—there are no shops in Henrietta Street to give light to the street—Mr. Carman wore a hat—I do not know what he usually wears—we had great difficulty in getting the, letter—the prisoner is an auxiliary letter carrier—he was employed from 5 p.m. till his delivery was finished, between 11 and 12 o'clock, for which he received 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he may have been seventeen years in the service—I do not know whether he knew me—when a letter is accidentally broken it is the carrier's duty to deliver it to the address on it, give an explanation, and endorse it—he ought in no case to delay a letter even to show to the inspector—express rules are laid down for our guidance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The letter carrier is furnished with a pouch in which, to put returned letters—the envelope is no more torn now than when it was taken from the prisoner—it could not have been done in the struggle, be
<lb/>cause his arms were secured—we had no difficulty in taking it from his pocket—the prisoner is an optician, and merely came on duty at 5 o'clock in the evening.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-39" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH CARMAN</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of letter carriers for the northern district post-office, at Islington—the prisoner was employed at that office to collect and deliver letters—on April 25th I sorted the letter in question to the prisoner, quite securely fastened—I subsequently saw the prisoner, and heard part of the conversation mentioned by the witness Mr. Stevens—I also went with Rumbold and Stevens to the prisoner's house, and heard the prisoner deny all knowledge of the letter—he was very violent when we searched him—we found the letter—t did not see it actually taken—it was not torn in the struggle—the prisoner then said, turning to me, "That's the b——traitor"—I received on the following morning the pouch with which the prisoner is furnished, and which he had to post in a pillar box to the office—it has a brass plate on it—it contained three letters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I wore the same hat that night I have worn for two years—I never wear a cap—in the event of a letter coming open the carrier should report to the person to whom it is addressed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. If a complaint is made I should be the proper person to receive the report—the prisoner did not report.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-40" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RUMBOLD</persName> </hi>. I am a police-constable attached to the post-office—I went with the witnesses Stevens and Carman to the prisoner's house—Stevens directed me to search the prisoner, who became very violent, and swore we should not do so, but Stevens held his right hand and I his left,</p>
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<p>and during the scuffle I put my hand in his left hand pocket and found the letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the same condition it is now—the prisoner broke my chain in three pieces.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found only 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-41" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-41" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 126, Pentoville Road—on the night of 25th April I received a letter, which is not the one produced; this letter was not brought to my notice in any way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was that the string that tied packet cracked the envelope and exposed the stamps, and not knowing what do he decided to go home and put them in another envelope, and report the cirumstance.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">C. J. STEVENS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I made a note of what I sent in, the letter—I first put the date and then the address, and then checked the stamps, of which I made a list, which is "One piece of 48, five of 24, one of 16, one of, and two of 4, and two single ones," making a total of 206.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-415-18770507 t18770507-415-punishment-2"/>He received a good, character—Eighteen Month's Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18770507-416-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to four indictments forging and uttering warrants for the payment of money;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18770507-416-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>also to steal
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-416-18770507 t18770507-416-punishment-3"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 18777.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JULIA HUTCHINSON</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18770507-417-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-417-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having in their possession should for coining.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended McDonald.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-46" type="surname" value="GAMMON"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-46" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GAMMON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 510). I had been watching the prisoners some time at 3, Park Place, Haggerston—I have seen both the female Prisoners go in and out, and once saw McDonald with Hutchinson, but not with Wyndham—on 20th April, about 6.45 p.m., I saw Wyndham come out go into four shops, and the last was Mrs. Williams'—after Wyndham the out I went in, and Mrs. Williams gave me this bad 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I joined by Harwood; we lost sight of Wyndham for a few minutes, and n saw her and Hutchinson come from the direction of their house again hey went to Shipton Street, and Wyndham went into a baker's shop—Hutchinson remained outside—Harwood followed Wyndham into the shop and took her in custody, and I took Hutchinson—they were both taken to station in a cab, and on the road Hutchinson said "I shall tell the truth; that man you saw me with gave me the money"—I afterwards went with Inspector Shore to the Royal Oak, where I saw McDonald and the man king, who had met the two women—McDonald was rather violent and tried to escape—he was handed over to me, and I found on him 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze and a bad sixpence—I afterwards received this bad 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from the female searcher at the station, and this counterfeit 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from a boy named Flower, close to where I took Hutchinson—I do not know what became of King after he came out of the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-47" type="surname" value="HARWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-47" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER HARWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 369). I was with Gammon and saw the female prisoners come into Margaret Street, where they spoke to a.—they then went to Shipton Street, where Wyndham went into Mr.</p>
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<p>Herb's shop, a baker's; I followed her in and saw Mr. Herb examining a coin—he gave it to me; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<persName id="t18770507-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-48" type="surname" value="SHORE"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-48" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector</hi>). I saw Glass go to the Royal Oak with McDonald, and sent Jameson to fetch him out; he came out and I said "I am an inspector of police; your wife and daughter have been taken for uttering a counterfeit 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and they want the baby to be sent down to the police-station; will you go back to your house with me and send it down?"—he said "No, I will send some one," and wanted to return to the public-house to do so—I said "No, you will either have to go to the house with me or to the station; I shall take you in custody"—on the road to the station he was very violent and threw himself on the ground—I sent Jameson with him to the station—I went with Glass to 8, Park Place, Haggerston, and in the back parlour found in a shoemaker's apron this mould bearing four impressions of sixpences—I also found twenty-four sixpences made from this mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> McDonald lived there—I have watched the premises a little, and have seen him go in at the window and come back through the window with a key, and then let his wife in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-49" type="surname" value="GRANT"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-49" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GRANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I went with Shore and confirm his evidence—I found this ladle in the fireplace in the back room;' also a pair of scissors, some copper wire, a file, some plaister of Paris, and on the back parlour mantelshelf this counterfeit 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in a pill box, and a quantity of metal in the ashes, and some pieces of paper similar to that found on Hutchinson—I received these five bad sixpences from the female searcher, and these six bad sixpences from Jameson, and these two bad shillings from the landlord.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-50" type="surname" value="CRESE"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-50" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CRESE</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker of 8, Park Place, Haggerston—more than six months ago Hutchinson took my two parlours in the name of McDonald for her husband and two children—she came in the same evening with McDonald and the girl Wyndham, another girl about eleven or twelve, and two babies—they continued in the rooms till 20th April—McDonald worked as a shoemaker in the back room, and I believe both the women assisted him—a one-armed man, whose name I have ascertained to be King, came there very often—three or four months ago I observed that something very secret was going on in the back room with McDonald and others—I can-not say who, but their followers came to the place, and I communicated with Inspector Glass—when the prisoners went out they always left the girl of twelve years old at home, and she used to be sent up to me with the rent—this is the rent-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I showed the rooms to the police, and was present when they searched them—when I was shifting the dust in the yard on the 22nd I found two bad shillings and gave them to Inspector Glass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I was not examined before the Magis
<lb/>trate—I saw McDonald at my house every day—I told the police that I saw a one-armed man come to the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I cannot say whether this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a photograph of the one-armed man—I made out the rent-book and sent it to McDonald, and it was found in his room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. The photograph represents the man I saw McDonald with—I am not in a position to say whether he has been convicted, but this paper (
<hi rend="italic">Attached to the photograph,</hi>) says so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-51" type="surname" value="GAMMON"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-51" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GAMMON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>.) This photograph</p>
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<p>resembles the man I saw with the woman; it is not a good one, but I should say it is the man—this is the first I have seen of it—he is repre
<lb/>sented as a convict.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this mould for four sixpences of 1844, 1863, 1867, and 1868—this 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">McDonald's</hi>) is bad, but not from this mould—four of these five sixpences found on Hutchison are from two of these moulds—this 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., uttered by Wyndham, is bad, and from this mould, and so are all these twenty-four sixpences—here are also six unfinished bad sixpences from the same mould, and two bad shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-53" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HOLFORD</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the police-station—I earched Hutchinson and found in her pocket the five bad sixpences which have been produced, all in separate papers, and 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—I found a good 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on Wyndham.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-54" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-54" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FOWLER</persName> </hi>. I am going on for thirteen years old and live with my parents at 13, Nelson Place, Hackney Road—I picked up some sixpences one Saturday all in separate papers—I pointed out the spot to the police-man—I am and gave them to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate were that King made the coins in their room without their knowledge, and that they received some expences from King, but did not know they were bad.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Hutchinson's Defence</hi>. King came to my place and said "Where is the tan?" I said "He is out." He said "Let me lie down I am so tired," and I allowed him to do so. We went out to have a cup of tea, and when we came back we found King making plaister of Paris moulds on a glass, I said "You will get us into trouble." About 7.30 I saw King sitting on a post, and he said "Oh, my God, take these," and went away, and soon afterwards a policeman took me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WYNDHAM</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of felony at Worship Street in February</hi>, 1877—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., all good—I asked Robinson whose basket and jug those were, she said "They are mine, I brought them from home in the morning.": John Robinson (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer Y</hi>). On 19th April, I was with cock and followed Morris down Kentish Town Road, and saw her go into Mr. Martin's and come out—I went in and received from Mr. Martin.</p>
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<p>this bad florin—I left the shop and took Morris; I told her it was for passing a bad florin—she said "I don't know anything about it, I had it from the other woman"—I said "What woman?"—she made no reply—I took her to the station—she had a basket with two haddocks in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-58" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Joseph Martin, fishmonger, of Kentish Town Road—on 19th April, about 6.30 p.m., I served Morris with two haddocks, price 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a florin, I put it in the till where there was only one other florin, quite at the other end of the till, and gave her the change—a policeman came in and I handed him the florin the prisoner gave me—I examined it; it was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and asked for a half—pint of stout—she tendered a florin; the edge was not perfect; I tested it and it bent easily—I took it to Miss Cork, who found it was bad, and took it to Morris who said that she had it in change for a half sovereign, and would take it "to her friends and bring the money back—Miss Cork gave it back to her, and she came back in about eight minutes and paid with three penny pieces and took away the jug of beer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to pay for the beer, and—we went and had something to drink together—sometime afterwards I gave her another florin to go and buy some fish, as we had agreed to go and lodge together as she said she' had nowhere to go, and then the policemen took us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross—examined</hi>. I was not long in her company before this happened—I sent her into the Old Farm House.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-66" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PRESTON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Harrison, a pawnbroker of Alders-gate Street—I have known both the prisoners—I produce 12 yards of silk pledged on 24th January, for 305., by the prisoner Parsons, in the name of john Parsons, and another remnant of silk pledged by Parsons' daughter in the name of Ann or Mary Parsons; also a remnant of cloth pledged on 15th February for 15
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and another piece by her on 5th March for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and a remnant by John Parsons, on 23rd September for 8
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-67" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Smith and Diamond, pawnbrokers of 80, Newgate Street, I produce a remnant of silk pawned in February, by the prisoner Parsons to the best of my belief.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-68" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JONES</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the silk department of Hitchcock and Williams, St. Paul's Churchyard—Hilton was porter there for fifteen months, and had access to the goods—this remnant of silk is their property.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-69" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ALWINKLE</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the mantle department of George Williams; these two remnants of silk are his—they are worth about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., they could not fairly be called scraps or cuttings, one piece is 12 yards long.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-70" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am silk buyer in George Williams' employ—on 3rd April, I called on Parsons, in Barley Mow Passage, and told him I came from instructions I had received, for some duplicates he held, for some silk which had been pawned at Harrison's, in Aldersgate Street—he said "I have not any"—I asked him if he had pawned any silk at Harrison's—he said "I have"—I said "Have you any of the silk by you"—he said "I have not"—I said "Were they black, or coloured, or striped?"—he said they were black—I said "Have you any small pieces so that I can see what they were?"—he said "I have not"—I said "Were you cautioned about the silk by Harrison?"—he said "I was, and I have not taken any since"—I asked him if he could tell me what was the longest length—he said "About 9 or 10 yards"—I said "Do you call 9 or 10 yards scraps and bits?"—he said I do"—I asked him "Do you know the party who you received the silk from?"—he said "I do not"—I said "How did the party come to you?"—he said "He came to me as many others do, at Cloth Fair"—I said "Do you know where the party came from?"—he said "I do not, but I think he comes from somewhere near Hackney, after I was cautioned by Harrison about the silk, I made enquiry of the party from whom I received the silk, how he came by them, and the explanation I received was perfectly satis
<lb/>factory to me"—the party said I am a cutter in a wholesale house in the City, and by skilful cutting I am able to save the lengths.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Parsons in his defence slated that he merely pledged the things to oblige his son and daughter, not knowing they wire stolen.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's received good characters, and Hinton's master promised to take back.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-73" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MELDRUM</persName> </hi>. I am a private in the 1st Batallion of Scots Guards—on Sunday morning, 22nd April, I met the prisoner and asked her to go for a drive with me in a cab—I then had a sovereign, a half—sovereign, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver in a purse in my tunic—we drove for a quarter of an hour, and I then stopped the cab at a coffee—stall near the Marble Arch—the prisoner sat in the cab while I went to the coffee—stall, and when I took out my purse there was no money in it—I turned back to the cab and the prisoner was gone—I saw her going down Oxford Street—the cabman drove me after her, and I came upon her sitting in a jeweller's shop—door—I asked her why she did not stay and have the coffee I was going to give her, and she used a filty expression—I gave her in charge, and—heard the chink of money—I told the policeman to take care that she did not make away with it, and he found 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in her hand—she said "Take this 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and let me clear."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. My pocket hangs quite loose; anybody can take anything out without my knowing it—my purse was placed back in my pocket empty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-74" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BANNISTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 164). The prosecutor gave the prisoner into my custody for taking 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from his pocket in a cab—she attempted to throw away 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but I caught her hand and took it from her—she was searched by the female searcher and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. found on her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I am not the person who was with him in the cab—I was sitting on a door—step in Oxford Street because there was something the matter with my foot, and he came up and said something about coffee—I told him to go away, and offered him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. rather than be locked up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-75" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MELDRUM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re—examined</hi>). I was sober—she was about 50 yards from the cab when I caught sight of her again; nobody was near her—she was walking fast, not running—my money was safe when I got into the cab, because I gave the cabman 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., after which I had 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. left.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>bury Greatorex</persName> and others, the masters of Clough and Blacker; to which</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLOUGH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Blacker, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Slow.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-80" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CLOUGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>). I was in the employ of Bradbury Greatorex and Co. for two years and a half—Blacker was also in their service as porter—he occasionally went with the van to deliver goods, but he did not drive it—my duty lay in the return—room, where goods which customers return are sent—it was my duty to separate them to the various departments to which they belong—I have known Slow about nine months; Blacker introduced me to him at a public—house at the corner of Greenfield Street, but nothing was said that time—about eight months ago I first</p>
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<p>sent a piece of silk to Slow by Blacker, but I do not know whether Blacker or Slow first asked me—I stole it from the return-room—I have pleaded guilty to this indictment charging me with stealing 88 yards of silk and 7 yards of velvet, the property of my masters, which I got from the return-room—I sent it to Slow by Blacker—I cut this piece (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) off the end of the silk and Slow gave me 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the silk in Greenfield Street on the Monday night before I was taken in custody—I gave 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of that to Blacker—on the Saturday evening before that Monday, I was in the same public-house with Slow and Blacker—Slow said "I think I shall shall get the money on Monday"—I don't know whether Blacker could hear that, I dare say he could—we were drinking together—it was in consequence of that that I met Slow on the Monday night—I was taken in custody on the 17th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. As soon as I was taken I made up my mind to plead guilty—the firm asked me in the counting-house, whether I took the silk and I told them, and told about the others—I was told that I had better tell all about it if I wished to be dealt leniently with—I met Slow at that public-house, and another opposite it half a dozen times—Blacker was not always with me, he was there four or five times—this 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was not the only sum that was paid me; I received money twice, but I do not know how much I received the other time—that is as true as the rest of my story—I do not know where Slow worked—he lived in a private house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OSBORNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was called into this matter by the prosecutor, and on 14th April, I saw the three prisoners together at the Duke of Clarence, at the corner of Greenfield Street, Commercial Road—I waited there about quarter of an hour and then left there—on the following Monday, between 7 and 8 p.m., I saw Clough meet Slow in Charles Street, and walk with him to Greenfield Street, where Slow gave Clough something which he put in his pocket, and they both went to the Duke of Clarence public—house—next day Tuesday, I went to the prosecutor's office, and Clough was called in—a conversation took place between him and his employers, after which Blacker was called in, and I said "Your name is Blacker, I am a police officer, there has been a robbery committed here of silk and velvet, and I believe you know something of it"—he said "I know nothing about it"—I said "You know a man named Slow"—he said "What Slow do you mean?"—I said "The one that lives in Charles Street, that has just come out of prison"—he said "Oh, you seem to know all about it, I shall say nothing"—he and Clough were taken to the station, and I then went with Daly, another officer, to a marine—store dealer's, in Plummer's Row, Whitechapel, and found Slow at work there—I said "Slow, we are City police officers, I am going to take you in custody and charge you with being concerned with others in custody, in stealing and receiving a large quantity of silk and velvet"—he said "I know nothing about any silk or velvet, I never had any at my place—I said "We shall see"—we then went to his residence, 14, Charles Street, and I said in the passage "Now Slow, if you have any here you had better produce it"—he said "I have got none"—I examined the front parlour, there was a woman in bed there, and under the bed was an old box in which was this piece of velvet, about 7 yards (
<hi rend="italic">—produced</hi>)—when I drew it out Slow said to the woman in bed "I thought you sent that away"—I also found this piece of Alpaca, and this duplicate relating to another piece of Alpaca was on the mantle-shelf—Slow said "A young fellow who is at work at a warehouse in the City left them</p>
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<p>here"—a young woman then came into the room and I said "I have that young person's brother in custody, George Blacker"—Slow said "That is him that sent it"—Slow was taken to the station—I then went to 140, Jubilee Street, Mile End, where Slow lives, and searched a chest of drawers in his wife's presence and found these two silk handkerchiefs (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I then went to 8, Ely Place, Brick Lane, where Clough lives, and found twenty—three silk handkerchiefs and scarfs, and in a cupboard the piece of silk which has been produced—the things were taken to the station and shown to the three prisoners—I said "Clough I have found this piece of silk in your box where you live"—he said "Yes, that is the piece that came off the silk that Slow had"—I showed him the other property, and told him it had been identified as belonging to the firm—he said "Yes, they do"—I showed Blacker the two handkerchiefs, and he said that they belonged to the firm—I said "Clough has told me he received 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the silk, and gave you 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—he said "Yes, that is right, the other officer has taken it away from me"—I put my hand on Blacker's shoulder, and said "This is the' Blacker, I mean," and he said "Yes, that is him that sent it"—the charge was read over, and Slow said "I know nothing about it," the other two made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I am quite sure that "That is him that sent it" was not said interrogatively—I believe he meant it as a state
<lb/>ment, but I will not be quite sure.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I had received no instructions to take Slow; I was to be guided by circumstances—14, Charles Street is a private house; Blacker's sister resides there with them—I believe one other family resides there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COLLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 179). I searched Blacker and found on him four sovereigns and 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-83" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA BISSELL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Bissell, of 61, Plummet's Bow—I know Slow and Blacker—about seven or eight weeks' ago Slow asked, me to buy 16 yards of silk—I said that I could not afford it; he said "If you lose this you lose a bargain, and if you have not got the money pawn it"—he handed it to me in his parlour, and he lowered the blinds and pulled a string out of the door which people can let themselves in by—I made no observation upon that—I pawned the silk for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and gave Slow the money—I kept the ticket—the police communicated with me, and by Osborne's directions I went to Slow's house and purchased 16 yards of silk, which he took from a box under the bed; I paid him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it, and gave it to Osborne—Slow cut it off a larger piece and said "Can you do with the rest?"—he said that there were 88 yards, including the 16 yards he cut off—I went the following day, Monday, and bought the remaining 12 yards, for which I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. under the instructions of the police, who gave me the money—on the Saturday before I bought the 16 yards I asked Slow if he was going to have any more silk; he said that he was expecting some, but he was getting hard up—the first time I bought silk of him he said that he got it from somebody that worked in the City, and what he could not sell he had to send back again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I knew Osborne before, and knew perfectly well what I was sent for—he did not threaten to take me in custody for pawning silk—I knew that I was going as a species of female detective—I had 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. altogether from the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM LACEY"/>WILLIAM LACEY RAYMOND</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Messrs. Bradbury</p>
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<p>Greatorex, and Co., Aldermanbmy—Clough and Blacker were their porters, and occasionally went out with another man with a cart—I identify these two pieces of silk; it is made specially for the firm, and for no one else—we have similar velvet to this—Blacker has been there about four years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-85" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am in the prosecutors' employ—we have yellow and blue handkerchiefs similar, to these in stock, and several have been missed.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BLACKER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SLOW</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-421-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been previously con
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-86" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LOCKYER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sessions warder</hi>). I produce a certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Clerkenwell Sessions, June, 1873. Edward Slow convicted on his own confession of stealing twenty—two jackets, having then been formercon
<lb/>victed—Eighteen months' imprisonment.") Slow is the person; I have known him for years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">give</hi> me any information who you got these from?"—he said "From a man named Goodwin"—I asked him where he obtained Blair's pills; he produced a piece of paper from his pocket with the name of Billett on it, who he said was an advertising agent, and that he got the goods in payment for advertisements—he went with me Steadman's, and on returning he said that he was well known to Serjeant Moss, the City Police officer—I went with him there the same day to the Old Jewry, and Moss took him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was the first time I saw Robinson—I know that he invoices have his name and address printed on them; Steadman's name is on one of the invoices; he is a highly respectable manufacturer; his name was not given by Robinson, but it appears on the invoice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I knew of Steadman's name being on the invoice, and of Steadman's goods being under price.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-92" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOSS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 26th April, Mr. Hovenden came to me at 26, Old Jewry, with Robinson—I said to Robinson "You have sold a large quantity of Blair's pills, from whom did you receive them?"—he said From a man named Billet"—I said "Where does Billet live?"—he said "I cannot tell you"—I said "Do you know where he carries busi
<lb/>ness?"—he said "No"—I told him the account he gave was not satisfactory, and I should have to charge him with the unlawful possession of the goods—he said that he had been to Prout's, in the Strand, and referred me to Mr. Prout; he said "If you go to Prout's you will see a little man behind the counter, who will be able to give you some information who Billet is"—I then went to Robinson's residence, and found seven boxes of Blair's pills</p>
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<p>and otter articles—he said that he had got a portion of them from Billett and a portion from a man named Goodwin, who he hed seen that morning and received the goods from him, that he had an appointment to meet him at 2 o'clock that day, but he did not know where he lived—it was then past 3 o'clock—I went to Prout's next day with Downes, and saw Newman—I told him we were City detective officers, that I had a man named Robinson in custody charged with the unlawful possession of a quantity of drugs, that he had been selling a large quantity of pills, and had referred me to him; I asked if he knew such a person, and if he knew Billett—he said "Billett is not his right name; his name is William Kennett" (that is the other pri
<lb/>soner)—he said that Kensett was formerly employed there, and lived—at 188, High Holborn, that he had been induced by Kennett to steal the pills, and had been taking about three—quarters of a pound of those pills three times a week, and he generally came there about 9.5 a.m.—Robinson was remanded twice that inquiries might be made about Goodwin, and then he was dis
<lb/>charged—I saw the three in the dock at Bow Street—a quantity of pills was found at Kennett's married sister's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Robinson was discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENEY"/>WILLIAM HENEY SCOTT</persName> </hi>. Mr. Hovenden called on me, and was shown a parcel of Blair's pills; I opened the parcel and looked at them, and found that they were without any stamps; they had not been sold in my estab
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have purchased drugs of him.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERTS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEWMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was recommended to mercy by the prosecutor—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KENNETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-422-18770507 t18770507-422-punishment-14"/>Twelve Months' Im
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 33
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Mourser and Kirhnan received good characters</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COX</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MOUNSER</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">KIRKMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18770507-423-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-423-18770507 t18770507-423-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HENRY WOOD</hi> (28)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and other sums, of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770507-424-offence-1 t18770507-name-98"/>Colney Hatch Gas Company</persName>, his masters</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-424-18770507 t18770507-424-punishment-17"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>. And
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<interp inst="t18770507-424-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-425-18770507 t18770507-425-punishment-18"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude each.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK DOHERTY</hi> (47)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. STRAIGHT</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARMSWORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18770507-name-104" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-104" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR BREFFIT</persName> </hi>. I am a wharfinger, and part owner of Dowgate Dock—there are collars there for warehousing wines and spirits—the prisoner was in my employ as head cooper, and was generally in charge of the cellars—a boy named Carr was in a subordinate position to him—I took possession on 1st July, 1875, and found the prisoner there, he had been with the previous tenant—I had no wine of my own there—the Customs have their locks on the warehouse at a fixed time in the evening, and it is opened in the morning; there are guagers there who guage every cask when a delivery</p>
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<p>order is presented, and they have their own inspectors—it was not the prisoner's duty to take spirits from casks stored there, the business would be to set them level so that he would get a dip in the centre of the cask—I gave him no authority to take brandy from cask T G on 16th December—racking wine is putting the contents of a large cask into two or three smaller ones, that is done under the direct authority and supervision of a Customs official—a racking order is delivered to the foreman cooper, and he carries out the instructions—he has no authority to rack off" wine without an order—we never give orders, the merchants do that, we are simply the custodians—if the merchant gives an order the customs have authority to carry it out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have a number of people under me, but I am there every day when I am in London—I had the wharf during my Shrievalty—I had well paid servants then—fourteen or fifteen regular people are employed there, and a good many casual labourers—I did not take stock when I took possession of the wharf—Mr. Graves, is manager of the wharf company—I was not aware that there was a quantity of waste left there when Mr. Graves left, or that there was any—Mr. Graves' stock is all in the books, and the wharf company's servants had access to the books—the prisoner was discharged about 16th December, and this charge was preferred against him, four or five weeks afterwards—it was not till February, that I brought a charge against him before a Magistrate—I had a man in my employ named Hebb—I never heard of his treating a number of men from Castleford for two days—I do not know that the prisoner reported that four men were found tapping a cask in 1874, that was before my time—I heard from the inspector of guagers that in 1876, a man was found drinking from a keg on the quay; I understood that it was a pailful of brandy—he had no right to have it, and he was discharged—it was Doherty's business to rack off wine if he had an order to do so—the Customs tell me that it is not the practice to equalise the casks by taking from one and putting into another, if it is done it is in violation of the customs' regulations—I charged Donovan last Session with robbing me of wine and spirits. (
<hi rend="italic">See vol</hi>. 85,
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 681)—he was tried in this Court and acquitted because he was acting under Doherty's orders.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The prisoner's pay was 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—proceedings were not taken till February, because we were not aware that the deficiency was so great till the casks were guaged by the Commissioners of Customs—there was some correspondence between me and the Customs—they pushed me forwards—I have discharged Hebb.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-105" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES POULTER</persName> </hi>. I live at Brook Street, Ratcliff—on 15th December, I was quay foreman to Messrs. Breffit and Co.—it was my duty to receive goods that are landed at Dowgate Wharf, and I keep a book showing when they arrive for landing—that is a copy of the lighter book—I check the landing of the goods on the quay, a record of which is kept—refreshing my memory by this book, I can say that on 15th December, nine casks of brandy were brought alongside and landed at Dowgate Wharf—I checked the entry of the arrival and of the landing—we do not check the marks of the casks—they were placed in bond on the quay—while on the quay they are partly in my charge, and partly in Doherty's—the casks were not on the quay, they were rolled into bond for the night—I saw them on the 16th, they were then rolled out into the archway for guaging—I will not say: whether I or Doherty ordered them to be rolled out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was reported to me by Doberty in 1874 that four men were found tapping a cask, which was 32 gallons short, and I remember his speaking to me in July, 1876, about a man having a painful of brandy, drinking on the quay—I know that men do not drink out of the casks on the quay before they are sent to the vaults—I never saw them doing it—a good deal is lost through leakage, and there are losses every way—I know Hebb—I remember Lord Mayor's day, 1875; a lot of liquor was given away in the office that day by Mr. Breffit, or through his instructions.(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BREF
<lb/>FIT</hi>: Not out of the Bonded Stores.) I do not know how many were regaled; I know I had some of it, and a great many came up from Castle
<lb/>ford—Doherty has been in the employ five or six years; he has always borne a good character as far as I am aware—some liquor is taken from the different casks—for samples and tasting orders—I was in Mr. Graves' employ—Doherty told me that there was some waste left on the premises when Mr. Graves left—Doherty was not always on the premises—I have known him sent away by Mr. Breffit's order for parts of days, but not for a day or two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Waste in over lus; it is the quantity left in a cask which is not taken notice of—Lord Mayor's day, 1875, was the time that Mr. Breffit was Sheriff—an allowance is made for deficiency in each cask—I be
<lb/>lieve it is a gallon.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-106" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am an out—door Custom—House officer—on 15th December I tallied some casks of brandy marked J. G. G., checked them, and transferred them to band—they went into the charge of Doherty and Poulter.</p>
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<p>I gallon per annum per cask is allowed for deficiency from evaporation, and also a gallon for sampling; there would be a sampling order, and it would be allowed for—that is credited to a cask—we should allow a gallon for a month and the same for a year—in the course of taking stock, with Air. Mil
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Strong spirit is plain spirit without any special character; it may be 60 or 70 degrees over proof; it is no doubt made into brandy and rum—it is delivered to distillers, but what they do with it I do not know—I do not know whether those casks were on the premises when Mr. Graves left—"regulating the casks" is an expression which I do not understand officially, but it is putting from one cask into another, equalising the quanti
<lb/>ties, because there is not the same quantity in each cask—I never heard of that being done on wharfs—it is ipped after it is made up—making up is making the casks level, not as to quantity; but the two ends of the wood-work should be level with one another; that has nothing to do with regu
<lb/>lating—the guaging marks are first put down on the head of the cask—the can with the 7 pints of brandy was put at the back of the cask—I saw it—it was 11 o'clock or 11.15, and it was standing there in broad daylight, but it was partly hidden by an empty package—my eyes saw it; I went up to it and looked into it, and then I spoke to Carr, who was standing there—no steps were taken against the prisoner till February—he was ad
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. When casks come from a barge they are placed along the wharf in a row, so that the guager can guage them—it is contray to regula
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<lb/>taking was about 450 or 460 gallons deficiency—that appears in the official report—that is after making the proper allowance.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. He was not suspended on the day the brandy transaction was found out, but on the wine day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They gave me in custody, and I was discharged; I am not in Mr. Breffit's employ now, I have been out of employ all the time—I did not think there was anything unusual about it when Doherty asked me to take the brandy out, or I would not have done it.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before. Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MURRAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in August</hi>, 1876—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18770507-432-punishment-25" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18770507-432-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-432-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-432-18770507 t18770507-432-punishment-25"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HURST</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18770507-433-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18770507-433-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTENBOROUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-127" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-127" type="surname" value="PALMER"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-127" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE PALMER</persName> </hi>. My husband is a purveyor of cat's meat—on Saturday, April 14th, my daughter brought me this note in an envelope, and I went to the door and saw the prisoner; I asked him if my husband gave him the note—he said "Yes." (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Please pay the bearer for me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., T. L. Palmer"—I then gave the prisoner a sovereign and a half—sovereign—he asked me for a pen and ink and wrote "Paid" on it, in my presence—I only know him by sight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-128" type="surname" value="PALMER"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—the note produced is not my writing—I did not authorise the prisoner to take it to my wife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-129" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-129" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I have been the prisoner write—this document (
<hi rend="italic">a book</hi>) is in his writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLAKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). The prisoner appeared to a summons for obtaining money by false pretences and was ordered into my custody by the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. The book produced by Mr. Williams is not in my writing, though it is like it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770507-434-offence-1 t18770507-name-132"/>Thomas Wadsworth</persName>, in his dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTENBOROUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-133" type="surname" value="WADSWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-133" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WADSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I live in Portland Street——the prisoner worked in the same house—I have seen a carpet which was in my home—I left home to go to work on Monday, 16th April, and when I came back my wife had absconded, and my property was gone—I went to Liverpool and found the prisoner living with my wife at 17, Newton Street—I was present when his box w'as searched by a constable, who found the carpet, table cloths, and other goods; they are my property—I had not given the prisoner per
<lb/>mission to take them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-134" type="surname" value="BANKS"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-134" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BANKS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant porter, and live opposite the pro
<lb/>secutor's house—on April 16th, between 11 and 12 o'clock, I saw some furniture being taken away—there was a carpet rolled up—the prisoner sanded it out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-135" type="surname" value="O'DEA"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-135" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES O'DEA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). I went to Liverpool last Wednesday week—I saw the prisoner in custody, and read to him the warrant for his apprehension—he said "I have a witness to prove that I was at work at the time you said I</p>
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<p>took the things away, and the girl," meaning Mrs. "Wadsworth," came of her own free will"—the things produced were handed to be by the Liver-pool police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-136" type="surname" value="SLINGO"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-136" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SLINGO</persName> </hi>. On Monday morning, April 16th, I went to work at 8 o'clock; you came just after 10 o'clock, stayed a while, and then took your things off to work, and went out of the room to fetch some water; you were away about twenty minutes or half an hour, when you came back and worked till 1 o'clock, when you went to dinner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was not with me the whole time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I cannot say whether you were there from 11 to 12 o'clock—it was after 11 o'clock when you came from downstairs—I could not judge, by the work you did, how long you were there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-137" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA WADSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Wadsworth—the prisoner had no hand in taking the things away—he was at work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left my husband and eloped with the prisoner—the goods were found at his lodgings in Liverpool.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-434-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-434-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED TURNER</hi> (22)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770507-435-offence-1 t18770507-name-140"/>John Mitchell</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Haddams.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I keep a public—house at North Street, Whitton Road Hounslow—on April 24th I closed the house about 11 o'clock, leaving it quite secure—a little after 12 o'clock I heard a noise—I partly dressed, lighted a lamp, went down with a poker in my hand, and lighted the gas in the parlour, the kitchen, and the bagatelle—room—the window was broken—it had been secured by a nail, which was broken off—I saw Haddams trying to escape, head first, out of the window, and struck at him with the poker, but struck the window ledge, and broke the poker in two—I also saw Turner; I called in a policeman, searched the place, and found this whip and gloves.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-142" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL YATES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 145). On 24th April, I was called to the prosecutor's house about 12.15—I assisted in searching, and found this military button; there is one missing from Turner's coat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MARLOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 31). I went with the prosecutor to the barracks when he identified the prisoners; I took them in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-144" type="surname" value="LETTS"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-144" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LETTS</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the 21st Hussars; on 24th April Turner came into barracks at a few minutes before 12 o'clock, and Haddams about 12.55; Haddams was in a very excited state, and his cheeks were bleeding—he said he had had a fall—I made him prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>. This is not the first time soldiers have come in late—I did not ask Haddams how he got the injury to his face—the prisoner's were picked out of five or six others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE JURY</hi>. The gloves are odd ones—they are not the prisoners'—soldiers know their own whip 3—they do not always initial them—I only know the button is a pattern of the regiment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Turner's Defence</hi>. I was the only man with a full face; I could not have left the barracks again without being seen.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-436-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing an overcoat and other goods of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-147" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HEBDEN</persName> </hi>. I was a clerk, but am now unemployed—I live at No. 3, Sergeant's Inn—on Tuesday evening, April 24th, I dined with a friend at the Carlton Club—I left about 10.30 the worse for liquor, and went to the Alhambra Palace, in the promenade; I felt much worse and became giddy and sick—whilst in this condition the prisoner came and spoke to me—I do not remember what he said—he took my arm to help me out and walked with me to Leicester Square; eventually I found myself in my chambers; I went to bed—I do not recollect anything further that night—I know I did not take anything at the Alhambra—in the morning, about 8 o'clock, I awoke and found the prisoner in bed with me—I expressed my surprise—he asked if I did not remember the state I was in the previous night when he brought me home—I said I did remember it, but had forgotten that he was with me still—he said as he was very tired and had come home with me he thought I would not mind his staying, and as he found it cold in the other room, he got into my bed; I expressed my wonder that he had not used another bed which was there, but do not recollect his reply—he said he suffered from rheumatism, and he was so tired the previous night he did not want to walk to Islington—I went into the next room and dressed—I returned and found the prisoner dressed—after my laundress had been and we had had breakfast, the prisoner said in the sitting—room he did not admire my old china, he liked modern china best—in the conversa
<lb/>tion he told me he sold goods on commission in the City, and that he would have to go to business that day—I said I had an engagement and wished to leave and prepared to go—he stopped me and said he had a favour to ask of me; he was hard up, would I lend him some money—I said I was sorry I had no money, and was not in the habit of lending it—he said that was all nonsense, I must give him some, he intended to have some before he left the room—I said that what I told him was true, besides I did not see that he had a particular claim upon me—he then used violent language and said if I did not give him some money at once, he would smash me and the place up—I had valuable things about and knew he could do considerable damage, and I made some excuse to try to go out—I said I wanted to send a telegram—that was to bring a friend to nay assistance or to get the money for the prisoner—he said I should not leave the place until I had given him money—I then asked him to go—he said he would not unless he had money or the equivalent of it, and that I had better not
<hi rend="italic">angry</hi> him—I was alarmed and went towards the window—he pushed me towards the chair and told me to sit down—he then proceeded to examine the drawers in the sitting-room, as he said, to see if he could find a letter or anything he could make use of—he then led me by my arm into the bed—room and examined ray boxes, compelling me to hand him my keys—finding nothing there he took me back to the sitting-room and asked for something to drink—he said his patience was exhausted—I gave him what liquor I had which made him more violent and he re
<lb/>peatedly threatened me with violence, especially when I got up or made any motion towards going out—he took a watch from the mantelpiece and said it was not worth 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he told me he was a discharged soldier and that he was desperate, that he did not care as he had nothing to loose if he got seven years, and that he was determined to make a haul this time as he had bee a tricked before—he asked for something to eat—I had only sardines in</p>
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<p>the place, which he ate up in a minute—he said a gentleman had once given him a cheque and afterwards stopped payment at the bank; and on another occasion a gentleman had gone with him and given him the slip, but he did not mean to be tricked again—it was getting near to 3 o'clock in the afternoon when he said he would take my clothes if he could get nothing else, that it was a wretched place and there was nothing in it—then he led mo about and in and out of my bed—room and took what was useful to him—he tried on my Ulster coat and then said I was a miserable little wretch; and that if it was any size he would have worn it—he then took my great coat—I employed him not to do so, as the weather was so cold—he said he did not care, he was sure to redeem them—I said if he would give me the things back I would redeem them and asked him how much he wanted—he said he would take 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—I remonstrated with him—he said if I said another word he would make it 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and that I ought to consider myself lucky to get off so cheaply—I said I was a poor man and he ought not to treat me in that way—he then selected a suit of light clothes, two overcoats, and other articles—passing from the bed—room to the sitting—room he saw a carriage clock and asked what it was worth—I said it was not mine and if he took it I should get into trouble—he then told me to write a letter—I refused—he seized me by my coat collar and made me sit in a chair and said that I should have to write—at his dictation I wrote this letter:" Dear Charles, I send you this clock which you may pawn, but please do not part with the ticket"—he then saw an opera glass, which he put into my great coat pocket—he searched about for letters, and when he was going out I tried to put on my boots but he again forced me into a chair—he would not let me go out—I asked him for his name and address so that I might send for my things—he said he would return the next morning and I was to be there to meet him—I begged him not to pawn my things, and he said he would not but would keep them as security for the money which I was to give him the next day—he then left—I afterwards consulted my friend Mr. Peile, a clergyman, and he came next day about 10.30—the prisoner came again about 11.45—I said "Why, you have come"—he said "Of course I have"—I asked where my things were—he told me he had left them at a house—I asked him if it was far from there—"he said about a quarter of an hour's walk—I then asked if he had pawned them—he said he had not—Mr. Peile then sent for a constable, who came and took the prisoner into custody, and I went before the Magistrate the same day and gave in substance the same evidence I have given to—day—the prisoner then asked me about the window, he did not accuse me of misconduct—the case was remanded till the next day for the attendance of the pawnbrokers, when my evidence was read over to me—the prisoner did not ask me anything, but he made a statement that I had made indecent overtures to him—that statement was false—it is false that 1 unbuttoned my trousers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You told me you were a discharged soldier when you said you were desperate—I do not know the hour—my chambers look out into a court—many people pass—I was in such a state of nervous prostration that I could not follow you out, and I thought it best to take advice—you began to take my things about 3 o'clock—the letter you compelled me to write referred only to the clock—I promised to give you 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. because you threatened me—I do not know why you did not take my things the night before when I was drunk—I expected you back next day—I said I should see a friend in the mean time—a relation of mine,</p>
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<p>who is a soldier, has lodged at my chambers frequently; also another friend, named Gardner, who lives in the country and sometimes visits London—the last time the soldier was there was in December—he used to change his clothes there—I have his photograph—I have no other photographs of soldiers—you found pawn tickets in my drawers—I did not tell you why I had them—if I had done so I should have told the truth, that I was out of a situation—when I was employed as a clerk in the City I lived in chambers—I left my situation two years ago—the soldier's name was Roberts—I did not say I pawned my goods because of him—I did not tell you Roberts was a deserter—he changed his clothes at his own house, I sent them there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Mr. Roberts was a gentleman of birth and education and enlisted in the Blues—Gardner was my personal friend and a gentleman of good social standing—my friends make me an allowance to live on, but I was hard up and so pawned my dress suit, and those are the tickets the prisoner found in my drawer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-148" type="given" value="WALTER"/>REV. WALTER PEILE</persName> </hi>. I am the Rector of Mark's Hall, in Essex—I have known Mr. Hebden since my college days—on April 125th, he came and made a communication to me, in consequence of which I went to his chambers on 26th—I heard the prisoner come in and the prosecutor say "So you have come?" and the prisoner say "Of course I have," upon which the prosecutor said "Have you brought my things?"—the prisoner said "Not one"—I sent the laundress for a constable and gave the prisoner in custody—he made no charge of indecency in my presence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-149" type="given" value="OLIVER"/>OLIVER SEELEY</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to a pawnbroker, at 244, Strand—I produce a coat and vest pawned on 25th April, at 5 p.m., for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., by the the prisoner, in the name of Hill, of Serjeant's Inn.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-150" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD"/>CHARLES EDWARD CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Attenborough, pawnbrokers, of 78, Strand—I produce a clock pawned by the prisoner on 25th April last, for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Hebden, of 3, Serjeant's Inn.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-151" type="surname" value="THORN"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-151" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD THORN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. George Attenborough, of 193, Fleet Street—on 25th April, an Ulster coat and an opera glass were pawned with my employers, for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Hill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-152" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EVENDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 449). On 26th April I was called to Mr. Hebden's chambers, and the prisoner was given into my custody, charged with robbery—he said "Very well, I will go with you"—he made no charge of indecency against Mr. Hebden—I found on him duplicates of tickets, a purse, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, a cigar case, and a discharge from the Army, in the name of Piggott, dated 25th April, 1877.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-153" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HEBDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The purse, pencil case, and the knife produced are my property—I have also seen a great coat and a clock at the pawnbrokers', which are mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I pawned the things at the nearest pawnbrokers, in one case I gave the proper name and address. The prosecutor made improper advances towards me and I threatened to expose him to the police. He promised me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I took the things away as security for the fulfillment of that contract, which I came next day to complete, and was given into custody. If I had used any violence or intended to rob the prosecutor, I should not have stayed so long the first day, or have pawned the things at the nearest pawnbrokers, or have kept the appointment on the second day.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1987.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Den—man.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770507-438-offence-1 t18770507-name-156"/>Kate Clark</persName>. He was also charged on the Coroner's inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-157" type="given" value="BRIDGET"/>BRIDGET THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Little Clarendon Street—the deceased lodged there—I knew her two or three years by the name of Kate Clark—on Wednesday, 17th April, I saw her dead at the University College Hos
<lb/>pital—I had seen her alive on Monday night, or Tuesday morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-158" type="given" value="HENRY CARTER"/>HENRY CARTER DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I am a cabman, and live at 14, Richmond Road, Barnsbury—on Monday night, 16th April, about 12.30, I was at the corner of Euston Square and Seymour Street, in the Euston Road, having a cup of coffee; my cab was standing by the side of the kerbstone—a four—wheeled cab came down the Euston Road from Tottenham Court at a furious rate, and ran into my cab—the prisoner was the driver; he was not sober—he was thrown off his box into the road, and his horse bolted off again with the cab, after getting free from my cab, and ran up Seymour Street—I asked the pri
<lb/>soner for the number of the cab and for his ticket, he said he had not got a ticket—I said "Are you not going after your horse and cab?"—he said"—No, it can go where it likes"—there was room for two or three cabs to pass in the road without coming into collision.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He fell when he struck my cab—I don't think he fell on his head—I can't say how he fell—I saw him get up—I was looking after my own horse—he gave me the number of his badge—he had got it on—I could see it—he said he had not got the ticket belonging to the cab; that he was an odd man—he said the cab belonged to Mr. Dando—I saw the cab coming down the road before it struck mine, but it was coming so fast I had no time to get out of the way; it came at a gallop, and went on at a gallop afterwards; I think it was running away—I hardly saw it a minute before it came across my cab; he was on the box, and had the reins in his hand, I did not see any whip; I believe the horse had got the best of aim, he had no control over it—he did not seem to be trying to stop him—I am sure he was the worse for drink—I was drinking a cup of coffee at the stall—I was facing the road looking after my horse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-159" type="surname" value="JAQUES"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-159" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JAQUES</persName> </hi>. I keep a coffee stall at the north-west corner of Sey
<lb/>mour Street—on this Monday night, about 12.30, I heard a hallooing and shouting, and looking down the Euston Road I saw a cab coming along at a furious rate quite close to the kerb; the last witness' cab was standing behind my stall, and before I could hardly say anything the horse struck the cab and turned "it into the road—the prisoner fell off his cab, and the cab turned the corner, and went up Seymour Street at the same rate—shortly after I saw the prisoner standing there talking to the other cabman—he had been drinking.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw him fall off his cab, I could not say how he fell, I don't know that he did not fall on his head—he did not complain of being hurt—he was not incapably drunk, but what I should call half drunk, in a state of muddle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-160" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD GARNER</persName> </hi>. I am foreman porter at the Euston Station—on Mon
<lb/>day night, about 12 o'clock, I was in the Jubilee public—house, and saw the deceased Kate Clark there with Ellen Jones; they were having a little rum together, they were only there three or four minutes—I left directly after, and went to the corner of Gee Street, I saw a cab going by at a furious rate without a driver—I turned and saw a crowd collected on the pavement, and the deceased lying on the pavement with a gash across her forehead, and it looked to me as if the brain was protruding—a cab was called, which a gentleman paid for, to take her to the hospital; I accompanied her there—she was insensible.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-161" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-161" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN JONES</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Little Clarendon Street, I was with the deceased on this night—I had known her for about two years—we were going along Seymour Street, about 12 o'clock, walking on the pavement—the deceased was nearer to the shops than me—something seemed to touch me on my left side and I got away, I don't know how; there was a cab and horse—I can't say whether it was a hansom or a four-wheeler; I can't say whether it was going fast or slow—I was too frightened and jumped out of the way and directly after I saw the deceased lying on the pavement and blood coming out of her mouth—she was insensible—I took her in a hansom cab to the University College Hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had treated her to half a quartern of rum that evening and I had half a quartern of rum myself at the Jubilee; we were both sober—I had hold of her with my right arm at the time this happened—I did not hear the cab coming—I can't say whether it came on the pavement—I did not see it afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-162" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EWING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 120). I was called on this night—I went to the spot and there saw the prisoner standing at the corner of Seymour Street—he was drunk—I persuaded him to go and look after his horse; I did not see it or the cab.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was pointed out to me as the driver—I asked if he was the driver and he said he was—he was not in charge of his cab at that time or I should have taken him into custody, being drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-163" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 513). I saw the cab coming down Seymour Street very fast, it was on the pavement, all four wheels—I heard a scream from some females—I tried to stop the horse—it turned into the road and went up Harrington Square.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DANDO</persName> </hi>. I am a cab proprietor and live at 30, Drummond Street—the prisoner was in my service six days—on the afternoon of 16th April he left my stables at 4 o'clock, I did not see him myself—at 12.30 I was called by two men—I went outside and there saw the prisoner standing up against my rails as drunk as possible—I asked him where my horse and cab was—he said "Oh, I know nothing about that, all as I know is a hansom cab knocked me off in the Euston Road; that is all I know about it"—I then went on to Harrington Square, and found my horse cut open in the chest and bleeding to death and the cab smashed—the horse had knocked itself clean out of the harness—I had known the horse before, it was a very quiet animal—a person had had it three years before me, it never was known to do anything wrong—it was a tractable animal.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never knew it to bolt, I have driven it myself—the conversation with the prisoner did not take two minutes—I was anxious to go after my horse—I am sure he said it was a hansom cab that knocked him off. (Davey. "Mine was a four—wheeler.") When he was talking to me he had his back against the area railings and he was rolling about.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-165" type="given" value="HENRY RATCLIFF"/>HENRY RATCLIFF CROCKER</persName> </hi>. I was resident physician at University College Hospital when the deceased was brought there on the Monday night—she was dead when brought in—there was a scalp wound about 1 1/2 inches in extent on the right side of the head; there was no fracture of the skull—I could not see what had caused death; five ribs were broken on the left side over the region of the heart, and the chest was bruised but there were no injuries visible on external examination—there was no
<hi rend="italic">post—mortem</hi>, I could not say positively what was the cause of death only probably that it was from internal injuries, judging from the injury over the region of the heart—there was enough to account for death if she had been run over—I saw nothing else to which I could ascribe it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer Y</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on Tuesday, 17th April, and charged him with causing the death of Kate Clark, and being drunk whilst driving his cab—he said "Last night I was in the Euston Road, a cab run into me and knocked me off the box and the horse bolted down Seymour Street."</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DANDO</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The horse was going towards his home at the time of the accident—but afterwards he went a long way past it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">In leaving the case to the Jury</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE DENMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">If the Jury are satisfied that the 'prisoner through his own fault, from being intoxicated, was thrown from his cab, and as the direct, and immediate consequence of that, the cab (being already through his act improperly in a state of hot haste) continued its course and killed the deceased, that would be manslaughter.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770507-439-offence-1 t18770507-name-169"/>Charles Columbine</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">No witnesses appearing for the prosecution, the Jury found the prisoner</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR HAMMOND</hi> (24)</persName>, Was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—obtaining money by false pretences, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-171" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi>. I have offices at 173, Ball's Pond Road, Islington, and live at the Elms, Wood Green—on 23rd November the prisoner called on me—I think he had called once before—he said he wanted to get an action settled that was against him in the Mayor's Court, and asked if I could lend him the money to settle it—he said he wanted 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I asked him what security he was prepared to offer—he said that he had got a house of furniture, a piano, a horse and" cart and harness, that it was a valuable little pony—I asked him particularly if the piano was his, or whether it was on hire, he said No, it was his own property—he produced a list of his furniture, I have not got it, I left it with the clerk to the Magistrate—I said "If I make this advance I shall require a bill of sale"—he said "Oh, will
<lb/>ingly, but don't register it under any circumstances, it would be my ruin"—I said "If you are honest, which I have every reason to believe from what I can see of you, I will not register the bill of sale, but you must make me a</p>
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<p>declaration that the property is not encumbered, that you are in a perfect state of solvency, and that you don't owe more than 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the world"—he said "Oh, I can do that; I don't owe only a few shillings, I have only been married recently"—the bill of sale was prepared and signed, and the declara
<lb/>tion was prepared by me, and I sent for Mr. Penton, a solicitor on the top floor in the same building, who is a Commissioner for taking affidavits—he happened to be in at the time, he came down, the declaration was read over to the prisoner, and he thoroughly understood the nature of it—I took a great deal of pains to explain the nature of it, because I lent the money on his word and honour, without going down to Cambridge to to see the goods—he said he understood it, and signed it, and declared it to be true—this is it, and this is the bill of sale. (
<hi rend="italic">The declaration being read, stated that the goods mentioned in the bill of sale were his absolute property, and that his liabilities: did not exceed</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.) There is no schedule referred to in the bill of sale, it is general—having made the declaration and signed the bill of sale, I advanced him 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., part by cheque and part money—I parted with my money on the faith that
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> goods he had assigned were his property, and that he was not in a state of insolvency, otherwise I should not have lent him the money—he was a perfect stranger to me—afterwards, in consequence of something that I heard, I wrote to him to know why he had not paid the money ac
<lb/>cording to promise, and he wrote back a letter—I then went to Cambridge and took an officer with me from there to Horseheath, to take possession under the bill of sale—that was about the end of February.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am an accountant and auctioneer—I am not a money lender in the ordinary acceptation of the term, I occasionally lend money—this is my advertisement. (
<hi rend="italic">This was headed</hi>: "Those in debt or difficulty, in town or country, should apply to Mr. Holloway to be relieved from lia
<lb/>bility, &c") I had not seen the prisoner to my recollection before I saw him and advanced the money, certainly not more than once—I did not write to him to bring me up 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he did bring me 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that was on the 23rd November, the same day the money was lent—I had telegraphed to him to bring it me, in order to settle the action in the Mayor's Court—I got the 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I paid part of it away, three guineas, to Mr. Penton, who had been acting professionally on his behalf, the other was left in my hands—I should have had to give him credit for that out of the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I told him I would do so—I have no book or document to show that I have credited him with it—I gave him a cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave another cheque for the balance, making up the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not give him back the 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., because I did not know exactly what money I should have to give the solicitor, and the prisoner wanted to get back to Cambridge, and he asked me, as a personal favour, to pay the costs of the execution, and he left it in my hands to settle—I paid Mr. Penton at the same time—I don't know whether the prisoner was present—I keep these bills of sale ready—I had advertised that my money was at loan without publicity—he said "I am a young man who has been married I lately into a respectable family, I am looked upon as a respectable man in the village in which I reside, and if it should be known that I have mortgaged my furniture it would be the ruin of me"—I said "Very well then, you must make a declaration"—he gave me a three mouths' bill of exchange for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; it is in my cash—box at home; that was 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the advance, and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the agreed interest and expenses—I have no doubt that would amount to 80 per cent.—in addition to that I had his 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in hand,</p>
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<p>the bill of sale and the declaration; he said he was a builder and wheel
<lb/>wright, that he employed five or six men and was doing a nice little business at Horseheath—I went to Cambridge after writing to him, after the thing became due and was not paid; the bill would become due on 26th February, the prisoner had not communicated with me before that, that I recollect—he wrote me a letter afterwards—I did not take an account down with me, I am certain of that—I did riot make a claim upon him for 48
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I got to Cambridge, I don't know whether I did upon his wife; I only saw his wife; I did not see him—I should think I did not make a claim upon his wife, for 48
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I don't recollect; I was very much excited, his brother was there with a steel and was going to put it into us, and he threw me into the road and the officer after me, and the prisoner was upstairs in bed and would not come down—his wife was the school mistress there—I did not sieze the school furniture; I saw the piano there, and I said "This is my property"—I found the property was in the hands of the trustee for the benefit of all the creditors—he never intimated to the trustee that he owed me any money—I never saw the school furniture—when I said "This is my piano," the wife said "You can't, it belongs to somebody else"—the piano was not at the school, it was in a private house, in the school yard—the claim I made was for the money that was owing to me on the bill of sale 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I may have said I should expect something for expenses—I can't recollect what I said to the wife—the prisoner had not telegraphed to me the day after the transaction that he would bring 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with him, and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for interest; he wrote and asked me if "I would take 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of the money I was so kind as to lend him, that was a day or two before I went down; he did not bring the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I telegraphed to his wife and she wrote me back that he would be up in a
<hi rend="italic">few</hi> days—I gave him the cheques for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd, and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to settle the action; that was what he borrowed the money for, to get rid of that difficulty—he telegraphed to me that when he got back to Cambridge, he found the sheriffs' officers in possession—I did not telegraph tothem to go out of possession; I have no recollection of anything of the sort—it was no fault of mine if he had to pay another three guineas for that; the money was paid on the very day, but he came so late that they had gone from Cambridge, and were-in possession by the time he got home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I received this letter eight or nine days after the money ought to have been paid; I had no notice that it was not paid till a week after.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-172" type="given" value="JOHN BATTY"/>JOHN BATTY PENTON</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor practising in Balls Pond Road, and am a Commissioner to administer oaths—on 23rd November, I was called into the prosecutors office for the purpose of receiving this declara
<lb/>tion; it was executed by the prisoner in my presence—I asked him if he had read it over and understood it—he said it had been read over to him and he understood it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Holloway paid me three guineas for certain business, on that same day, not in the prisoner's presence; it was after the declara
<lb/>tion had been sworn to, it was for costs in the action brought against the prisoner in the Mayor's Court, I entered an appearance and pleaded to the action, Mr. Holloway instructed me, I did not know the prisoner—I am speaking of the action before the 23rd November, I had to do with it about eight or nine days before 23rd—Mr. Holloway instructed me to defend the action—I made out no bill of costs, he paid me three guineas for what I had done, that included the fees as Commissioner for witnessing this, that is</p>
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<p>half a guinea if I go out of my office into anybody else's, besides marking and preparing the exhibits.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-173" type="given" value="FREDERICK FRANCIS"/>FREDERICK FRANCIS OTWAY</persName> </hi> I am cleric to Mr. Eden, registrar of the County Court, Cambridge, I produce the file of the proceedings in the defendant's liquidation, the date of the filing of the petition is 15th January, 1877, it is the prisoner's own petition—amongst the list of creditors is Watts and Co., merchants of Cambridge, for 57
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he does not return Mr. Holloway as a creditor—the total amount of debts is 361
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and total assets 135
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. John Glasscock was the trustee to the estate, he is not here—I know nothing about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-174" type="given" value="THOMAS FITZWILLIAM"/>THOMAS FITZWILLIAM WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Watts Son, timber merchants, of Cambridge—I am a creditor to the amount of 57
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the whole of which was incurred between January and March, 1876.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-175" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MCINTOSH</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale ironmonger at Cambridge, and am one of the creditors, under the defendant's liquidation, for 49
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., incurred between January and October—nothing was incurred after October.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-176" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN MANSFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Litley & Co., of Cambridge, we are creditors' under the defendant's liquidation, and proved a debt to the amount of 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., incurred in June and August, 1876.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-177" type="surname" value="MANN"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-177" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MANN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mortlock & Co., bankers, at Cambridge—the prisoner was a customer—we proved for 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., as creditors under his liquidation—his account was overdrawn on 17th November, 1876—there were no remittances to his credit after that date.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We had a bill of exchange of his for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was returned unpaid on 17th November—we sent it to him with a notice to that effect by that night's post—it was not that he had overdrawn his account, but by the bill being returned—if the bill had been a good one there would have been a slight balance in his favour—it was not his own bill, but one given to him—we were discounting at 5 per cent, at that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-178" type="given" value="GEORGE CHAMPION"/>GEORGE CHAMPION BEDWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a pianoforte dealer, at Cambridge—the defendant obtained a piano from me in September, 1876, on a quarterly hire system—that is a system by which, if they go on paying regularly, it ultimately becomes theirs—he wished it to be shorter than the three years' system, and I made it one year—he paid 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in advance, as the first payment, on 7th September—5 guineas was to be paid, a quarter after
<lb/>wards, and at the end of the year the piano was to become his—on 5th October he paid me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that was a voluntary payment which he" made when I went to tune the piano—he did not pay the Christmas quarter, and I subsequently took the piano away—that was the bargain—the agreement was by word of mouth—I said I would send him a written agreement by post, but he asked me not to do so as he did not wish his wife to know anything about it, that he would come to my place and sign it, but he did not do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The piano was sent to Horse heath, to his private residence—I knew it was for his family—I have never seen his wife—that was the first transaction I had with him—he told me that he had been recently married—I did not look upon the piano as his unless the payments had been kept up—I was quite willing to let the wife have it after these proceedings—I entered the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as a payment on account.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lopes.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. REID</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-181" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL NEALE</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Coleman Street, St. Luke's—the prisoner is my son—on Tuesday morning, 24th April, I was standing at the gate outside Field & Hanbury's Brewery, and saw the deceased, Henry Tait, come towards the gate—the prisoner said to me "Father, here comes the man who insulted me last night, I will go and see what he has to say for himself this morning"—he then said to Tait "How is your temper this morning?"—Tait said "The same as it was last night"—they began to pull off their clothes and threw them down in the road, and then went into the middle of the road and stood up to fight—I saw no blow but they struggled together, Tait's heels caught the kerb and they fell together, my son on the top of Tait—I then went down the yard, and was gone about five minutes, and when I came back my son had his waistcoat on and was tying Tait's scarf on, who was standing against the wall—Tait came up and said "We are friendly, are not we?"—my son said "Yes," and they walked down the yard—Tait had a little blood behind his left ear—just two little streaks, it scarcely ran—I believe he then cleaned two horses, but I did not see him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They fell on the kerb—my son was let out on bail.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-182" type="given" value="HENRY ALFRED"/>HENRY ALFRED ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>.—I am in the employ of the Cannon Brewery Company and knew the prisoner and Tait—on 23rd April I was in the Crown tap—house, St. John Street, Clerkenwell, when there was a bit of a quarrel between them—there seemed to be a little bit of jealousy between them about the work, as to who came first of a morning—Tait was the worse for liquor, but the prisoner was sober—Tait wanted to fight—I parted them; and kept Neale back for five minutes afterwards—on the 24th I was in Aylesbury Street at 4.45—Neale and his father stood at the brewery gate—the prisoner had his coat under his arm and his father had a switch in his hand—Tait was coming the reverse way with his coat under his arm, and was blowing his nose with a red handkerchief—Neale said to me "Harry"—I said "Halloo"—he said "Do you see that man coming?"—I said "Yes"—he said "I am going to knock Kim," and threw his coat down on the kerb—Tait was then 25 or 30 yards off—I did not stop till he came up, I went into the yard—the prisoner's father said "Stop a minute, Harry"—I said 'Not me, I have got two horses to look after," and I went away—the prisoner, half an hour or an hour afterwards, told me
<hi rend="italic">as how</hi> they had hold of one another—he said "We fell, and my head was underneath his chin, and when we fell the back of his head caught the kerb—I saw Tait, he seemed all right—I said "There are two horses for you to go and clean," and he cleaned two horses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner went with Tait to the hospital—he was as tiff as a poker, and you could not bend him at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-183" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WROGG</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher of 66, Brooksbry Street—on 24th April, in the morning I was near the brewery, and saw the prisoner and Tait struggling—I came up in the midst of it—the prisoner threw Tait and "he fell, but the prisoner never went down at all, I am quite sure of that—</p>
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<p>Tait was lying on the pavement with his feet about a foot from the kerb and his head towards the shops—his head did not come against the kerb—I went to the prisoner and said "What is the matter?"—he said "Me and him had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> last night, and it caused me to get drunk, or else it was to come off last night, so we was to meet this morning"—the prisoner put his arm under the deceased and sat him against the shops—he did not take him up, he only drew him along the ground and put him in a sitting position, and as soon as the prisoner loosed him he fell over on his left side, apparently through weakness—the prisoner then put his own clothes on and tied his apron round him and then lifted Tait up, who went a little way by the shutters of the shops and he held him up—he could not stand alone without being against the shutters, and as soon as he put him against the shutters Tait said "Where is my
<hi rend="italic">Missis?</hi>"—the prisoner said "I'll
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi> you"—I saw some blood on Tait's hair and on his left shoulder, but not by his ear.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were fighting when I came up—I say that the prisoner never went to the ground at all—they both had their coats, waist-coats, and hats off.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-184" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE TAIT</persName> </hi>. I am the widow of the deceased, he was an odd man at the Cannon Brewery—on 23rd April, the prisoner followed us up Sutton Street—and my husband said "I think some of you must sit up all night for it"—I suppose he meant for the job—the prisoner said "No we don't sit up all night, but if you are there at 4, I will be there at 3, and if you are there at 3,1 will be there at two"—Gibson a drayman called for a pint of ale and handed it to the prisoner and said "Here, drink and have no more bother"—the prisoner offered it to my husband who put out his hand to take the glass of ale but drew it back and said "No, I will see you b——d first"—I stood between the two with my back to the prisoner, and my husband shoved me against the prisoner which upset part of the ale on the prisoner who said "There, there is a b——for you, he has shoved the old woman against me and upset the ale," and he tried to throw the rest of the ale in my husband's face, but it went on a gentleman standing against the partition—he said to the gentleman "I beg your pardon it was not intended for you" and called for another pint of ale—my son came in and got his father away—my husband left home next morning at 4.30 or 4.35 quite well—he had eaten a hearty supper before he went to bed—I saw him insensible at St. Bathelomew's Hospital at 7.30; he did not know me—the prisoner was quite sober on the Monday evening, but my husband was very drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-185" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE COLLUP</persName> </hi>. I am employed in the Cannon Brewery—on Tuesday morning 24th April, I turned out of Sutton Street and saw the prisoner dressing Tait with one hand and holding him up with the other—I said 'What are you doing, that man would never interfere with you if you did not interfere with him"—Neale said "It has nothing to do with you, you don't now nothing at all about it, if you have a mind to take it up I will b——y soon serve you the same"—the deceased could not stand—I did not remain because Neal said he would serve me the same, and I did not want to be killed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not afraid, but I went away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-186" type="given" value="HUBERT"/>HUBERT WEED</persName> </hi>. I am one of the house—surgeons at St. Batholemew's Hospital—the deceased was brought there on 26th April, about 7.15 or 7.30 a.m., absolutely unconscious—he had a small wound on the scalp, above and behind the left ear—he did not recover conciousness, he died at 10.30 or 10.35 the same morning—I afterwards assisted at the
<hi rend="italic">post—mortem</hi> ex
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<p>—he had a fracture of the skull extending from close to the wound, downwards and forwards to the base of the skull—one of the blood vessels supplying the membranes of the brain, was torn by the fracture in two places, and there was a large effusion of blood of the size of two fists, between the
<hi rend="italic">dura mater</hi> and the skull—the skull was considerably bruised—the cause of death was compression of the brain from the effusion of blood—the injuries I found were sufficient to account for that, and they would be very likely to be caused by a fall on the edge of the kerb.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He would feel giddy if he went to his work afterwards,</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-187" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WAKEFIELD</persName> </hi>. On 24th April, about 9.30 p.m., I took the prisoner and charged him with causing the death of Henry Tait—he said "I am very sorry for it, it is a bad job, we were in a public—house together last night, and Tait challenged me to fight and flung a flass of ale in my face. I told him I would see him to—morrow morning; the landlord came round to eject him from the house, and next morning I was in St. John Street, at the Cannon Brewery, standing against the gateway, and saw Tait coming up the street;. I met him and asked him how his temper was this morning, we both took off our clothes and then closed together, and both fell on the pavement; Tait underneath, and me on the top—I afterwards picked him up and dressed him, and he went down the stable yard—sometime after that I went into the stable and saw Tait lying in an empty stall, a cab was sent for and I assisted in taking him to the hospital"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. A. ELLIOTT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). On the morning of the inquest I heard Neale say "This is a bad job, I wish it had never happened, I had hold of him, my hand was under his chin and he fell, and his head
<hi rend="italic">eatcked</hi> the kerb and I fell on top of him."</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-441-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-190" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CRONIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Hay's Court, Glasshouse Street, White-chapel—on Saturday night, 31st March, about 7 p.m., I saw the prisoner in a cart with another man, passing down Cable Street, at about 6 or 7 miles an hour—I held up my hands to him, as I saw a child in the road, and hallooed out three times to the prisoner, and at the same time attempted to save the child, but the cart was going two quick for me to do so—the horse escaped the child, but the wheel caught it and threw it on its face, and the wheel passed over its back—I picked it up—I saw nothing in front of the prisoner's cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was no van in front of him—the cart was about 7 yards from the child when I first noticed it; those 7 yards were all I had to judge of the rate of speed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-191" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-191" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 49, Prescott Street—on Saturday night, 31st May, I was in Cable Street, and saw the prisoner driving at a smart trot, 6 or 7 miles an hour, and smoking a short pipe—I saw a child crossing the road, I hallooed to the prisoner, but he did not slacken his speed that I saw—the horse passed the child, but the right wheel caught the child and it fell on its face, and the wheel went over it—there was a clear road in front of the prisoner, but there were barrows on each side of the street—there was sufficient space in the road for two vehicles to pass—the barrows did not take up more than 3 feet of the road, and there were spaces between them where the child might be.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The child ran out from between the barrows—after running over the child, the prisoner pulled up within 4 or 5 yards of where the child lay—the cart was 6 or 7 yards from the child when I saw it first, and that was all the opportunity I had of judging of the speed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-192" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-192" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA RILEY</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner in Cable Street, driving at a moderate pace, and the child in the middle of the road, I hallooed out and before I could say another word the child was run over—I saw no van in front of the prisoner's cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not notice a van behind him, there was a good noise in the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. The child came out from between the barrows, and the man in the cart would not see it till it came out, but I dare say he could have pulled up if he had only tried.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-193" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-193" type="given" value="DORCAS"/>DORCAS WALCH</persName> </hi>. On Saturday night, 31st March, I saw the prisoner driving a cart in Cable Street very quickly, and as soon as he passed me I heard screams and saw a little white—headed boy roll under the cart—the prisoner drove on and took no notice—I took the child to a doctor who said that he was dying fast.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. He did not pull up within 5 or 6 yards, but the people caught hold of the cart and made him stop—I turned my face to the doctor's shop which was close by.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-194" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-194" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CONSTABLE</persName> </hi>. I am a stevedore, and live in Back Church Lane—I am the deceased's father—he would have been three years old this month—he was not dead when he was brought home, but the doctor said that he was dying fast—he died at my house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-195" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COOPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>), I heard screams, received information, and took the prisoner—I charged him' with causing the death of William Henry Constable—he said "I do not know whether it was me or the van in front"—he was sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-199" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-199" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HAYDON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Haydon, a chair maker, of 6, Portland Street, Soho—in June, 1876, the two prisoners came to lodge in my house; they occupied the first floor back room, furnished at 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—they had two boys with them—the elder boy went to school—the prisoners usually went out between 9 and 10 o'clock, and returned between 6 and 7 o'clock—I have heard the little boy beaten, I do not know by whom, but it was when the prisoners were at home—I once heard him cry, and I went to the door, and saw the mother—I told her I would fetch a policeman, and she pushed me out and shut the door—nest day the little boy had a cut on his temple and a bruise on his face—he was kept locked in the room while the prisoners were absent—his brother came home to dinner, and when he left, the door was left locked—I have seen the family at meals two or three times, the prisoners and the eldest boy sat at the table, and the little boy was in the corner of the room—I have given him food, we got up a ladder and put the food on the end of a long broom to the window, and he reached it—one of he lodgers had shown him how to open the window, he could just reach it—on one occasion we wanted to see whether he was hungry, and we put up;</p>
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<p>some cat's meat, he began to eat it, he ate two or three pieces, and then we made him give it back, and gave him other food, which he ate very eagerly, we thought he would he would have fallen out at the window when he saw it—we gave food to him in that way several times every day till they went away—they were there about fire months—I heard blows with a strap in the room every day while the prisoners were both in the room—the other boy was sometimes there when the little one was beaten—I know it was the little boy who was beaten, because the bigger boy had come out while the beating was going on—I never saw marks on the bigger boy—the little boy showed me the strap—it had a buckle to it—I saw the same strap at the police-court; it was about an inch wide—I had a conversation with the female prisoner, and she said that there was no money wanted,. they had plenty, and she pointed to a cash—box—I do not know how they get their livelihood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I no not know that they have obtained relief on several occasions from a society for poor Italians—when I spoke to the mother at the door about beating the child, she said that he had been naughty—they spoke English—they paid their rent regularly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The father was in the room when I spoke to the mother at the door, and he could hear what I said—I also spoke to the mother about the food the child had, and she said he had plenty, the same as the other—I never spoke to the father about it—they only occupied one room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-200" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-200" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HORTON</persName> </hi>. I am a harness plater, and occupied a workshop, at the back of Mrs. Haydon's premises—I was there from 8 a.m. to 8 or 9 p.m., but did not sleep in the house—I have seen the child beaten by both prisoners some dozens of times with a strap; he cried—I spoke to the landlady about it—I cannot say that I have seen each prisoner use the strap in the presence of the other—I saw marks on the child's right temple he next day after a beating—I never saw him at the table with his parents—I could see in to the room, my shop faces into it, and I have seen them at table dozens of times; they had meat and potatoes—the elder boy used to be at the table, but I could not see the younger one there—I have fed the child scores of times from the window—I got up a ladder and fed him from my hand, and he has eaten ravenously—I was present when the test was made with the cat's meat, to see if he was hungry, and he ate it the same as other kinds of meat—I did not speak to the parents, but I did to the landlady.</p>
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<persName id="t18770507-name-201" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770507-name-201" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770507-name-201" type="surname" value="CLEMENT"/>
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<hi rend="italic">troche an Interpreter</hi>). I am a widow and live at 5, Ward our Street—the prisoners lived there about three or four weeks while I was there, up to March 10th or 13th, with their two children—they occupied the back parlour in the basement—I have been present when they took their meals, and noticed a little difference in their treatment of the two boys—the elder boy sat up at table, but the younger one was never at the table—I have seen both the father and the mother beat him sometimes with the hand and sometimes with a piece of wood or a stick, whatever was near to hand—this stick (
<hi rend="italic">With a large knob</hi>) was used to beat him—he was struck on the arm, or the hand, or the back—I saw bruises afterwards, sometimes on his face, and sometimes on his hapd—I was present when the mother accused the boy of stealing something, and as soon as she did so the father took hold of the child's hand and brought him next to the fire and put his hand on the bar of the fire without saying a single word before or after doing it—there was a fire in the grate and I saw that the child was burnt on the hand, he cried dreadfully—when I saw</p>
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<p>that I was so raging mad and very nearly fainting that I rushed out of the room to call the landlady—I have seen the prisoners sometimes beat the child with a strap like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The burning the child's hand was two or three weeks before they were given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770507-name-202" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-202" type="given" value="GRACE"/>GRACE SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alexander Saunders, of 73, Wardour Street—we lodged on the same floor as the prisoners—they were there three weeks and four days—there was no wall, only a wooden partition between their room and mine, and I could hear plainly what went on in their room—after they had been there a week I heard a child scream, it was a younger voice than that of the elder boy; it was one sudden cry and no more, as the cry was smothered—I could hear a strap as I thought—that occurred repeatedly in the day—time—I have seen the prisoners leave the house in the morning, and have seen the eldest child go to school—I have never tried whether the door was locked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BUTCHER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G</hi>). I took the prisoners on 9th April, about 10.30 a.m., at 73, Wardour Street, and found this book there. (
<hi rend="italic">This contained a list of work done</hi>). I also found this stick and this strap without a buckle—I found the female prisoner and the youngest boy at home—I asked her if she was the mother of the boy—she said "Yes"—I said that I was a detective officer and had received information that she had been ill—treating him—I found on the child's right hand, near the knuckles, a large wound which had nothing on it, and was very dirty—there was also a wound on one finger—the child was very thin and I sent a man for the relieving officer from the workhouse—I saw in a cupboard three long French loaves, and some rump steak not cooked, and some cooked beef—the father came in after the medical man was there—I took off the child's clothes—he had on a jacket and knickerbockers and shoes, but no shirt or stockings—the other boy had a shirt and socks and everything right—I told the father what I was there for—he said that the child was delicate and could not eat—somebody went to the cupboard and broke off a piece bread and he ate that, and afterwards at Marlborough Street a gentleman offered him five or six little wine biscuits, and he ate the lot ravenously, a whole one at a time—he was weighed at the workhouse in his clothes, boots, and cap, and only weighed 32 lbs.—he has improved now in appearance and in flesh—he was filthily dirty and his head was in a filthy state—there was a folding mattrass, and in one corner of the room was a little heap of straw broken up very short, as it had been very much used.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770507-name-203" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ROGERS</persName> </hi>, M.D. M.R.C.S. I am a licentiate of the Apothecaries' Company, and visiting medical officer of the Westminster Union—on 9th April I saw the child, he presented a pallid emaciated appearance—he was apparently six years old; his feet and hands were cold and livid, there was a considerable bruise on his right temple, the middle finger of his right hand was much bruised, and there was a small ulcer on the finger next to it; and an ulceration behind each ear, which might have been from neglect and dirt, or from injury, or from the weak state of the blood—there were ulcera
<lb/>ions on his toes, and a large ulcer on his right thigh, and another on the back of his
<hi rend="italic">right</hi> hand across the knuckles, the mark of which will always remain and so will those on the thigh, as there is complete loss of structure—that indicates a burn I think. (
<hi rend="italic">The child was called in and exhibited his and to the