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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>WHITE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>NINTH SESSION, HELD JUNE 25TH, 1877.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED, BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, June 25th, 1877, and following days,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-2" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LUSH</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the Queen's Bench Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-4" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES POLLOCK</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of the Exchequer Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; and The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM VENTRIS FIELD</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the Queen's Bench Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND"/>WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-14" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM QUARTERMAINE EAST</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been 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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-29" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mr. Duerdo, ship chandler, of 138, Miniories, in partnership with two others—on 14th June, about 11.45, a coasting pilot named Wells was in the shop—the prisoner was also there—I was absent for about three minutes; when I returned Wells made a communication to me; I looked and missed a bolt of canvas from a shelf, worth 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the prisoner was gone—he had no authority to take the canvas.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-30" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DUERDO</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner four or five years, he is a block maker—I have given him blocks to repair and have bought new blocks of him—on 14th June I saw him in the shop, Wells was there at the same time; I have known him twelve or thirteen years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-31" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WELLS</persName> </hi>. I am a coasting pilot, and live at 3, Evelyn Place, Victoria Road, Deptford—on 14th June, I was in Mr. Duerdo's shop—the prisoner came in afterwards; when Hancock left, the prisoner and I were the only persons in the shop, I went out, leaving the prisoner there—in about ten minutes he came out, carrying a bolt of canvas under his arm—I</p>
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<p>said to him "You have got a job, then," he touched me in the ribs and laughed, and went towards the docks—I went into the shop and spoke to Hancock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody, and told him the charge, he said "I know nothing about it; I have no canvas and no money"—I said "A man named Wells saw you coming out of the shop with it under your arm," he said "I know nothing about it; I don't know Wells"—I said he was a pilot,"—he said "Oh, these old pilots, who knows that he did not take it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq. '</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">EYRE LLOYD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-35" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HARPER</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the King's Arms, Little Mitchell Street, St. Luke's—I serve in the bar—on April 16th, between 2 and 3 o'clock, the prisoner came and asked for a glass of stout and mild, which would come to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she put down one shilling, drank her beer, took her change and went away—I examined the shilling and found it was bad—I gave it to my father—the prisoner came again about a week after and asked for some stout and mild, and tendered a shilling; I gave her the change, and she went away—the shilling I found to be bad; I did not say anything to her about it; I knew her—she afterwards came again, when my uncle, Mr. Cook was serving—I recognised her; I did not then see the shilling pass on the 19th May she again came; I served her—I afterwards examined the shilling and found it bad; I recognised the prisoner that time also—I was then alone in the bar, but I fetched my uncle out of the yard and he stopped the prisoner—the prisoner then said she took it from some one; I sent for a constable and gave her in charge—I gave the shilling to the con
<lb/>stable; the other two I gave to my father.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was a customer—I knew her from her coming; we had kept the house four months—my father marked down the date "16th April," that is how I remember it—I bent the shilling to try it, but before that I put it on the counter over the till, where I left it till she was going out—we had received two or three bad shillings, and I told father I would watch her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-36" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARPER</persName> </hi>. I keep the King's Arms—on April 16th, my son gave me a bad shilling—I marked it, wrapped it in paper and put it in my purse—I afterwards received another bad shilling, which I placed on a shelf in the bar parlour after making a hole in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-37" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COOK</persName> </hi>. I live at the King's Arms, and am the first witness' uncle—I was serving in the bar early in May last, when the prisoner came and called for a glass of stout and mild; after she was gone I tried the shilling and found it was bad; I destroyed it by throwing it in the fire—that shilling was then the only one in the till—the prisoner had some silver and copper in her hand at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 273). I took the prisoner into custody on the 19th May—she said her husband must have given her the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and 13
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers, all good money.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am employed by the Mint authorities—these three shillings are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EYRE LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-44" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MILLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 67, Norfolk Road, Islington, and let lodgings—a woman named Brown, who is a prisoner here, took lodgings at my house on Monday, 16th October, and paid me the first rent—the prisoner and Brown and another female occupied the room—Brown said she went out to work, but she did not—on the 11th June two constables came, and I shewed them the room; the two females were there—the policemen searched the room and took the females away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 156). On 11th June the witness McDonald pointed out the prisoner to me—I followed him into the Napoleon III. public-house, and saw Mrs. Wallace give him change—I took hold of the prisoner, who tried to get his hand into his pocket, but I put mine in, and found another bad shilling—I saw the till emptied, and the other bad shilling taken out—the prisoner gave me a false address, but I afterwards went to 67, Norfolk Road, and on searching a room there found fifty-five bad shillings in blue paper, nine bad florins, and a quantity of new stationery—I took two women into custody—I found on the prisoner 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in bronze good money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-46" type="surname" value="CAIN"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CAIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 171). I went to Norfolk Road with the last witness—I heard his evidence; it is correct.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. All these coins are bad—the one taken out of the prisoner's pocket is of 1874 mould—the fifteen bad shillings are of the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I knew nothing about what was in the house or how they got there, I was not there to receive it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-57" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-516-18770625 t18770625-516-punishment-9"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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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="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector R</hi>). I was lately of the E Division—on June 11th I saw the prisoner at the Two Spies public-house, King Street, Long Acre, about 9 o'clock in the evening, with three others, one named John Hall, now awaiting his trial—they then went through Covent Garden into the Strand; I followed—Harlington went into a restaurant—I watched them—shortly afterwards they came from the restaurant and passed the Coach and Horses public-house—the prisoner entered one bar and I another—I saw him give a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—the barman tried it; it was bad—I posted men outside to assist—the barman called a constable and pointed out the prisoner, and they all ran away—I returned to the public-house, and the barmaid handed me the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—on the following Saturday, June 16th, about 3 p.m., I was with Detective Kerley, near Lincoln's Inn Fields—we watched the prisoner—he went to a little boy and gave him something—the boy went into the Castle in Portugal Street—I followed—Kerley waited outside—the boy got some rum in a bottle, and tendered a half-crown—when I came out the prisoner was waiting at the top of the street—I took him into custody—I took him to the public-house, and there saw Kerley pick up the bad half-crown—we got assistance and carried the prisoner to the station—on being searched we found three counterfeit half-crowns in the lining of his coat, loose—the prisoner said "You b——, you put them there"—he afterwards said he picked them up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E</hi>). I was with Bannister—I took the prisoner into custody—I heard the half-crown drop when we pushed the prisoner into the public-house—he said "I know nothing about it"—next morning the prisoner said he picked up the money in Red Lion Street—I said "Last night you accused the sergeant with putting them in your pocket"—he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-61" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BARBER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Coach and Horses in the Strand—the prisoner came there on 11th June, between 10 and 11 p.m., and asked for some stout and mild, and gave men bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—the prisoner said he did not know it was bad and that he had no more bad money—he afterwards put down a good sixpence and ran away without his change—I identified the prisoner at Bow Street.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>Market—on June 16 a lad about 12 years of age came, about 4 o'clock, and asked for half quartern of rum in a bottle, and gave me half a crown; it was bad—I bent it and gave it him back, and he went away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know they were bad when I picked them up.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 169
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody—he said he had the bad shilling from a house in the Seven Dials—the prisoner dropped a packet on the way to the station; the prosecutor's son picked it up—it contained eight counterfeit shillings, with paper between—I found 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the prisoner, 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-68" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the first witness—the prisoner came to our house on 28th May and passed a bad shilling—I followed him—near Brownlow Street he dropped a packet—I picked it up and gave it to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was no crowd—the prisoner is a stranger to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad—four are of the same mould as the one tendered.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. LLOYD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-71" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN NASH</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Apple Tree public-house, Mount Pleasant, Clerkenwell—on 19th May the prisoner called for a quartern of gin and tendered a bad sovereign—I gave it to Mr. Reynolds, who gave him in charge—he said he took it of his governor in Fetter Lans; I forget the name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-72" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. The last witness called my attention to a bad sovereign—I asked the prisoner about it; he made no reply—I gave him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-73" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 105). I took the prisoner into custody—he said he received the coin from his employer in Fetter Lane; I forget" the name—then he said he got in change for a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I found three sixpences on him and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money—he told me on the 23rd to go to Speight's in Fetter Lane, and after that to a Mr. Hawkins.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I got the money in change.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-521-18770625 t18770625-521-punishment-14"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The following Prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<interp inst="t18770625-524-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing indigo, of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-524-18770625 t18770625-524-punishment-17"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18770625-524-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>525.
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<p>526.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by false pretences</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-526-18770625 t18770625-526-punishment-19"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> And
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<hi rend="italic">having been before convicted of felony—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-527-18770625 t18770625-527-punishment-20"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<p>528.
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., to Williams for his bird—Williams would not take it; he walked on—I heard Cameron and the other man say that it was a good bird, and the other man told Cameron to go and
<hi rend="italic">bounce</hi> Williams out of it—Cameron went after Williams and said that the bird was no good, and he bad better take the money—Williams would not hear anything he had to say about it, and ran on—I went after him, and he turned and said to me "Would you let them have the bird"—I said "No, I heard them say it was a good bird and worth 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—he said "You can have it, if you like, for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,"—I said I did not want it—he said he wanted it to have a good home, that he had caught it in the bake house, that it whistled beautifully, but he was obliged to part with it, as his mistress overhead was very ill and could not bear the whistling of it, and as he was obliged to sell it, he would take 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—at that time Cameron came up and said he very much wanted the bird and he would give 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it, that he had not the money with him, but if Williams would come to his house in the Edgware Road he would give him the 3
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<p>so, as his time was up to be in to his work—Cameron was jumping about I pretending he should lose all chance of buying the bird, and I was induced I to buy it on the condition that Cameron should come in the course of an hour with the money and fetch the bird, and if not Williams was to have it back—Williams said that he lived at Mr. Flack's, the baker's, just over the way, and had lived there five years—he went home with me, and I gave him 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and took the bird—the prisoners never came to the house after
<lb/>wards—I put the bird in a cage with some water, and it got into the water and washed all the paint off, and in three or four days I found it dead in the water—it was a sparrow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure it was a common street sparrow—I thought that Cameron would come back with the money for the bird—I parted with my money on that belief.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I believed what Williams said as to where he lived and what he said about the bird—that influenced me in buying the bird.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer B</hi>). I took the prisoners into custody on 28th May—I had heard of this case—Williams was dressed as a baker and Cameron as a working man—Williams had this paper bag in his hand, and a bird they called a bullfinch—I have seen the prisoners together on several occasions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took them in custody for loitering—I gave the bird up to Williams' wife; it was a bullfinch, but not worth a half-crown.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-95" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FLACK</persName> </hi>. I am a baker at 124, Brompton Road—I know nothing of Williams, he was never in my service—there are several bakers' shops about there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-528-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners had been in custody before on similar charges.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-528-18770625 t18770625-528-punishment-21"/>—Three Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CAMERON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18770625-528-punishment-22" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18770625-528-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-528-18770625 t18770625-528-punishment-22"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>529.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-98" type="given" value="JULIUS"/>JULIUS LINDROP</persName> </hi>. I live at 116, Minories, and am an hotel-keeper—on 7th June, at 5.30, I was standing on Tower Hill—I saw the prisoner talking to another man—I passed them five or six paces—the prisoner came up and tapped me on the shoulder, and said "Are you the gentleman that came in the Boulogne boat?"—at the same time I felt a sudden jerk, but I. had a walking-stick in my hand, and I thought I had done it myself with that—I walked on a few steps, and then found that my watch and chain. was gone—I turned round and saw the two men talking very eagerly, and the prisoner had a white handkerchief in his hand—there were no other men near me—I gave the prisoner into custody—my watch was worth about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it has since been returned to me by the landlady of the house where. I was lodging, on the Monday morning; she said she had found it under. my pillow—I told the landlord that it looked very queer—he used rough language, and I went and told the inspector—I am quite sure that I had the watch in my pocket before the prisoner came up to me, and directly afterwards it was missing—the landlady, Mrs. Taylor, is here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-99" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-99" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-99" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 116, Minories—the prosecutor lodged with me—he was not home all Thursday night, he came home between 12 and 1 o'clock on Friday morning, and told me he had been robbed 'of his watch a few doors up the Minories—afterwards I went to make his bed, and found the watch and chain between the two feather beds—he is a German, and</p>
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<p>sleeps between two beds—an old servant, who had called on me that day, was helping me—the prosecutor was not at home then—I have no idea how the watch came there, he must have left it there himself—no one but him
<lb/>self had access to the room—as a rule he always took the key with him, but that day he left it on the table to have his bed made—he had the key in his own possession on the Thursday, and he never came home all night,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-100" type="surname" value="LINDROP"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-100" type="given" value="JULIUS"/>JULIUS LINDROP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I did not take the key with me when I went out on the Thursday—I hung it in its usual place in the kitchen, where a lot of people are in and out—I was out all the Thursday night—I am sure I had the watch in my pocket when I went out on Thursday—I usually carried it with me, and when I came home I hung it on a nail over the wash-stand, and if it did drop it would fall on the carpet—I never put it between the beds—I had felt it safe about ten minutes before I lost it—I only got the watch back on the 11th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-101" type="surname" value="KIBSON"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-101" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KIBSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 183). The prisoner was given into my custody by the prosecutor for stealing his watch—he denied it, and said he had only asked him if he was the gentleman that he had taken a parcel to the Boulogne boat for on the Monday which he was not paid for.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate and in his Defence was that he had taken a parcel to the boat for a gentleman, and thinking the prosecutor was the person, he went up and asked him the—question, but denied taking the watch.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-102" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-102" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-102" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I did not see the prosecutor to give him back his watch until the 11th; he was out every day—I found it on Friday afternoon and waited till my husband came off duty; he is a police
<lb/>man, and was on duty at Fishmongers' Hall—when he came home I asked him what I should do with it, and he immediately went and reported it at the Leman Street police-station—the prosecutor was out all Friday night and Saturday night, and came home between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning—my husband let him in—my husband is now here on duty in the other Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-103" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-103" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman 722, who had been sent for</hi>). I first saw the watch on the Friday evening after I came home, about 8 o'clock—the pro
<lb/>secutor did not come home that night, nor till between 1 and 2 o'clock on Sunday morning—I had to go downstairs in my shirt and let him in—I did not give him his watch then; he was the worse for drink and I did not speak to him—I did not see him all day on Sunday; I was waiting to see him come down—I went on duty at 1.30 and sent my wife up, and he was then gone out—I went to the police-station on the Friday night and told them that I had the watch' and where it had been found—I know nothing of the prisoner or any of his friends.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-104" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-104" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-104" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I did not see him till the Monday morning—I went up to his room on Sunday and knocked and no one answered—I told him on the Monday that I had found his watch between the bed and mattress—he said "Who brought it back?"—I said "No one brought it back, sir, I found it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-105" type="surname" value="LINDROP"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-105" type="given" value="JULIUS"/>JULIUS LINDROP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). It is not true; I was at home on Friday, and Taylor opened the door to me on the Saturday night between 10 and 11 o'clock—I was not the worse for liquor—on the Sunday morning I went to Mrs. Taylor, for my washing and she gave it me, so she cannot say she did not see me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-106" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-106" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-106" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. How can you be such a dreadful wicked man?</p>
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<interp inst="t18770625-529-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-529-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>530.
<persName id="def1-530-18770625" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-530-18770625" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-530-18770625" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def1-530-18770625" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WOOD</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18770625-530-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-530-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch of
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770625-530-offence-1 t18770625-name-108"/>William Arthur Rogers</persName> from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-109" type="surname" value="SLEIGH"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-109" type="given" value="WARNER"/>MR. WARNER SLEIGH</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-110" type="surname" value="ROGERS"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM ARTHUR"/>WILLIAM ARTHUR ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am an insurance clerk and agent, and live at 1, Torrens Street, Clapham—about 1.30 on 4th June I was in Cheapside, opposite Sir John Bennett's—I had a silver Geneva watch in my waistcoat pocket, with a gold Albert chain attached through a button-hole—I felt a push against me; I looked down and caught the prisoner with his hand on my chain—I took the end of the chain out of his hand—I saw his other hand go behind to some one in the crowd and nay watch was gone—I told him he had taken my watch—he said I might search him—I said I did not wish to search him, as he had passed it on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-111" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-111" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WEBB</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Oakley Terrace, Peckham—on 4th June I was opposite Sir John Bennett's and saw the prisoner passing through the crowd sideways, right in front of the prosecutor—I saw his hand on the pro
<lb/>secutor's chain, and the prosecutor took him out into the road and gave him, into custody—I did not see the watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-112" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-112" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS REED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 658). The prisoner was given into my custody—he said "I have not got the watch, policeman; search me"—I took him to the station and found on him 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a piece of human hair.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-530-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-530-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18770625-530-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-530-18770625 t18770625-530-punishment-23"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18770625-531" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18770625"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-531" type="date" value="18770625"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18770625-531-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-531-18770625 t18770625-531-offence-1 t18770625-531-verdict-1"/>
<p>531.
<persName id="def1-531-18770625" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-531-18770625" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-531-18770625" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def1-531-18770625" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="def1-531-18770625" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES COOK</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18770625-531-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18770625-531-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-531-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing three pieces of paper and an order for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
<persName id="t18770625-name-114" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-114" type="surname" value="BARNETT"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770625-531-offence-1 t18770625-name-114"/>Montague Barnett</persName>, and another.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CROOME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-115" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-115" type="surname" value="BEAUMONT"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-115" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA BEAUMONT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Beaumont, a cabinet-maker, near Leeds—on 31st May, by my mother's direction, I wrote a letter unclosing a post-office order for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Messrs. Barnett and' Co.; this is it—I posted it myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-116" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-116" type="surname" value="ROLANDS"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-116" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA ROLANDS</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at 4, King Street, Cheapside—Mrs. Montague Barnett has an office there—there are other letter-boxes to the door besides his; his box has a glass face to it—on the morning of 1st June, a little past 8 o'clock, I was cleaning the stairs—I went down and saw what, was in the box—it is no part of my duty to open Mr. Barnett's box—I saw that there were letters in it; I then went upstairs again—about half an hour after one of the office lads spoke to me—I then went downstairs and looked at Messrs. Barnett's bos, and it was then empty—I did not notice whether it was locked or open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-117" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-117" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL COHEN</persName> </hi>. I am confidential clerk to Messrs. Montague Barnett and Co.—when I went to business on the morning of 1st June my attention was directed to the letter-box by the housekeeper—I found it open and the letters gone—I had locked it the morning before—no one had a right to open it, and no one had a key but—myself, as far as I know—the signature of Barnett and Co." to this post-office order is not the signature of our firm or anything like it—I went to Bow Lane and then to the post-office and gave notice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-118" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-118" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Money-order Office, St. Martin's le Grand—on 1st June, between 10.30 and 11 o'clock, the prisoner presented this post-office order—I had previously received notice from Messrs. Barnett and Co.—it was already signed "Barnett and Co."—I asked the prisoner the address of Messrs. Barnett and Co.; he said he did not know—I then</p>
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<p>asked how he became possessed of the order—he said that a man gave it to him to cash it, and was waiting for him at the end of a dead wall—I said "Can you show us the man?"—he said yes he could—on that I called Tye, the constable, and he and the prisoner went out together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-119" type="surname" value="TYE"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-119" type="given" value="JOHN EDWARD"/>JOHN EDWARD TYE</persName> </hi>. I am constable and housekeeper at the the Chief Money-order Office in Aldersgate Street—on 1st June Mr. White called me to the prisoner, and I went out with him—he told me that a gentleman asked him to change the order for him and gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and if he made haste he was to give him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I said "Where were you to take it to?"—he he said "Up Bull and Mouth Street, opposite the Post-office, where there was a dead wall"—I asked if he could describe the man—he said he had pepper and salt coat, blue striped trousers, a tall hat, and an umbrella under his arm—I went with him to Bull and Mouth Street, but saw no such person—I then gave him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not mention Bull and Mouth Street—he said he did not know the name of the street, but he pointed it out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-120" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-120" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BUTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody—I asked if he had got any other letters about him—he produced two or three addressed to himself, and said that was all he had—I then searched him.—I asked him who signed the order—he said it was signed before it was given to him—I then asked him to write the name of Burnett and Co.—he first wrote "Barrett and Co."—I asked him to write Burnett and Co., and he wrote it over again on this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-531-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>532.
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<interp inst="def1-532-18770625" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-532-18770625" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def1-532-18770625" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="def1-532-18770625" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES COOK</hi> (17)</persName>, was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
<rs id="t18770625-532-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18770625-532-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-532-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> for stealing four pieces of paper and an order for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
<persName id="t18770625-name-122" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-122" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770625-532-offence-1 t18770625-name-122"/>John Kempster and Co., Limited</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-123" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-123" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employ of Messrs. Kempster and Co., of St. Bride's Avenue, City—on going to business on the morning of 19th May, at 8.50, I found the letter-box broken open and the letters on the floor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-124" type="surname" value="BIRMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-124" type="given" value="EDWARD JOHN"/>EDWARD JOHN BIRMAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Kempster, publishers—on the morning of 19th May Wilson gave me a number of letters when I arrived, about 9 o'clock—they were all addressed to the editor of the "Good Templars," one of our publications—letters containing money are not, as a rule, addressed to the editor, but to the firm—Mr. Gillett, of Banbury, was indebted to us 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for temperance works—we had sent him two invoices before the 19th—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them; it was handed to me by Sergeant Brett—it ought to have contained a cheque for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had put this invoice in a letter directed to Mr. Gillett, and put it with others to be posted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-125" type="surname" value="STATHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-125" type="given" value="CHARLES JOSEPH"/>CHARLES JOSEPH STATHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a letter-carrier of the East Central District—St. Bride's Avenue is in my delivery—on the morning of the 19th May I delivered some letters into the box of Messrs. Kempster, including letters from the country.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-126" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-126" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BRICKNELL</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Pearce, solicitor, of Banbury; ho is honorary secretary of the Managing Committee of the Banbury Temper
<lb/>ance Hall—I received two invoices from Mr. Pearce, and enclosed them in a letter with a cheque for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Messrs. Kempster—I cannot say that this is one of the invoices.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">indictment against the prisoner for forging and uttering an order for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</rs>,
<hi rend="italic">upon which no evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770625-533-offence-1 t18770625-name-128"/>Henry Perdue</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-129" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-129" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am caretaker of St. George's Hall, Barnsbury; it is a public institution—on Tuesday night, 5th June, I left the hall at 8 o'clock; all the doors and windows were fastened except one over the balcony, which was left open about 3 inches to admit air—that window had cords to it—about 5 o'clock on the Wednesday morning I found the cords cut and the window slipped down—I examined the premises and found the har
<lb/>monium taken out of the case, the library door cut all to pieces and forced open, and this piece of the blade of a knife among the splinters—thirty or forty books had been moved from the shelves, and were lying on the floor as if to be taken away—no property was taken away.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-130" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-130" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 229). I took the prisoner into custody on Saturday, 9th June—I found on him two knives—this one has a portion of the blade broken off—I have compared the piece found with it, and it fits exactly—I asked him what he used the knife for—he said for nothing, that it was a favourite handle, and he was keeping it to have a new blade put in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never said so.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> The sergeant was present and heard him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-131" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FINNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi> 34). I was present and heard the prisoner say it was a favourite handle of his, and he was going to have a new blade put in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I picked it up in the Liverpool Road.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-134" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-134" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 229). On Saturday morning, 9th June, about 2.45, I was on duty at the corner of Albert Terrace, and saw the prisoner, with two other young men, standing at the corner—I watched them from one street to another, and they watched me for a considerable time—I went down the next street, and saw them all three again at the corner of Russell Court—they went through there, and I lost sight of them for about ten minutes—I next saw them in Chapel Street; the prisoner was on the pavement and the other two were in the court—I concealed myself in a doorway—they all three crossed the road into White Conduit Street, and stayed there about three minutes—the prisoner came back to the corner and looked down Chapel Street—there was no other person in the street—I went back to Albert Terrace and saw the prisoner leave the doorstep of No. 2—as soon as he saw me he ran away, down Albert Street into Denmark Street—I went the reverse way and met him—I took hold of his arm, and asked him what he was loitering about for at that hour in the morning—he said "Nothing," that he lived in Elliott's Place, Essex Road, and he could not sleep for the bugs—I said "Where are those other two men that were with you a few minutes ago"—he said "Gone to work"—I said "Where"—he said "At Batey's Ginger-Beer Manufactory"—I said "Where do you work"—he said "At a milk shop in Camden Terrace"—I took him back to the corner of Albert Terrace, and discovered the fanlight of No. 2 wide open—I rang Mr. Prior up, and when he came down I took the prisoner</p>
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<p>into the shop—I noticed that the things were disarranged and the doors open—the strings supporting the fanlight were cut, which would let the fanlight drop so that a person could get in easily—there was a very strong broken bell on the side of the door; any one could easily put their feet on that and get to the fanlight—the prisoner was wearing cloth trowsers, I believe.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the back door was open, and a plank placed on the back walls, by which a person might escape.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-136" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FINNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi> 34). The prisoner gave his name first as Cave and afterwards as Franklin—he refused
<hi rend="italic">his</hi> address.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at Clerkenwell in October, 1875—
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Crow.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-139" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BANNISTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector R</hi>). On 14th June, shortly after 10 o'clock p.m., I was on duty in Seven Dials with Roots and Andrews, and saw the prisoners and another man leave the Grapes public-house and go through Covent Garden into the Strand—the man not in custody and Crow entered the Vaudeville Restaurant—I looked through the glass door and saw Crow pass a half-crown in payment for some drink—they came out and joined Hall, and went through a bye-lane down a court to the Gaiety Restaurant—Crow went in, the man not in custody went round the corner, and Hall remained outside—I entered by another door, and heard Crow call for a glass of bitter and tender a half-crown—I went to the door and gave instructions to the officers outside, and as I returned, Crow passed out—I followed him, seized him, and said "I shall take you for passing coun
<lb/>terfeit coin in the house"—he said "I have not been in here"—I took him inside and said to the barmaid "This man has given you a bad half-crown"—she said "He has not, I have not taken a bad half-crown"—I said "I saw him give it to you"—she said "He gave me a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi>"—I said "You look in your till and see if you have not a bad half-crown"—she looked, and said "There is only one half-crown here, and that is bad; I made a mistake, he did give me a bad half-crown, and it was a gentleman standing by the side of him who gave me the 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi>"—a gentleman there said "He gave you a half-crown, I saw him"—I don't remember that Crow said anything to that—I sent two officers to the station with him, and went in search of Hall—we found him in the Wellington public-house, drinking out of a pewter pot—Andrews and I got hold of him, and I said "We shall take you in custody for being concerned in passing counterfeit coin"—he said "You hare made a mistake"—we took him to the station, and Andrews searched him, and took from his pocket these eight counterfeit half-crowns (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) wrapped up separately, with paper between each—I found on Crow</p>
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<p>6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, a knife, and two keys—I went to the Vaudeville Restaurant and spoke to the proprietor, who opened his till, and I saw three half-crowns in it, one of which was counterfeit—I marked it; this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No bad money was found on Crow—I never at any time told Mr. Romano that Crow was the man who had passed the bad half-crown in his restaurant—I know that he has a doubt whether Crow is the man—he saw Crow at the station, and he could not identify him—I will not swear whether Crow was placed with others—Crow was standing up in the inspector's room—I cannot say positively whether I told Mr. Romano that that was the man I had in my charge who had passed the bad half-crown at the Vaudeville, but, if I did, it was certainly not till after Mr. Romano had said that he was not the man—I should not have said it before, because It would not have been just to the prisoner—Crow was not standing alone; Hall was there, and several others—I have made enquiries about Crow, and find that he was in the service of Mr. Whitehouse, the optician, of Coventry Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Another man was with Crow at the Vaudeville—Crow was nearest the door, and the other man was on the other side—I have no doubt that Crow is the man who put down the half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ME. W. SLEIGH</hi>. The two men went in together and stood near each other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-140" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-140" type="surname" value="ROMANO"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-140" type="given" value="ALPHONSE"/>ALPHONSE ROMANO</persName> </hi>. I keep the Vaudeville Restaurant, Strand—on 14th June, about 10.30, two men came in—they each had a glass of beer, which was paid for with a half-crown—I put it in the till, and gave a florin, a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change—the inspector came in ten minutes afterwards, and I found three half-crowns in the till, one of which was bad, and I gave it to him—I think I received it from Crow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-141" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-141" type="surname" value="GILLOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-141" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE GILLOTT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Gaiety Restaurant—on 14th June, between 10 and 10.30 p.m., I served a man, who I cannot swear to, with a glass of beer—there were two of them; one gave me a half-crown and the other 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I put the half-crown in the till, where there was no other, gave the change, and they left—Inspector Bannister shortly afterwards brought the prisoner in, but I did not recognise him—he said "This man has given you a bad half-crown"—I said "No," but I looked in the till and found one and gave it to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-142" type="surname" value="ORSICH"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-142" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ORSICH</persName> </hi>. I am a photographer, of 352, Strand—on 14th June I was in the Gaiety Restaurant with a friend—Crow came in, called for a glass of bitter, and put down a half-crown on the marble counter—there was a peculiar ring about it, which I noticed—I saw the barmaid give him the change—he drank the beer and went out very quickly—another man was on his right, who paid with a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi>, and stood about a foot from him—I then saw the inspector bring Crow in by the collar, saying "This man has given you a bad half-crown"—the barmaid said "No"—he said "Look in your till," and she did so and found one, but she immediately said "No," it was a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">bit "</hi>—Crow caught up her words and said "It was a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi> I gave her."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say that at the police-court about the 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi>—I was not asked the question.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-143" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ANDREWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I was with Bannister and Roots in Seven Dials—I followed the prisoners and saw Crow go into the Vaude
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<p>and remained talking some time—they then went down Maiden Lane into Southampton Street and the Strand, and Crow went into the Gaiety Restaurant; Hall remained outside—I received a communication from Bannister, and he and I followed Hall to the Wellington public-house, arrested him and partly searched him, and found eight bad half-crowns wrapped in paper, and a pawn ticket, but no good money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-144" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ, of the Mint—these two half-crowns are counterfeit; one is of 1846 and the other of 1874—these eight half-crowns found on Hall are counterfeit; two are of 1846, and six of 1874, from the same two moulds as the first two.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hall's Defence.</hi> A young man asked me to go for a walk. He went into a public-house with another man and came out with a parcel, and said "Just put that into your pocket, and I will treat you in a minute." We went to the Gaiety, and when he came out I ran away.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HALL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CROW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The Jury recommended him to mercy, but the police stated that he was the associate of utterers of counterfeit coin</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I held him by the arm—it was three or four minutes before a policeman came—several people were looking on, and two or three persons came out from the shop—I only had a lady friend with me—I saw my watch safe ten minutes before I lost it—I took it out in the street—it had a gold chain fastened to a button-hole, and it was in a watch pocket—a silver watch was shown me at the station, which was not mine; mine was gold—I had been looking into the shop about three minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-149" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY DORMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 346). On 4th June, about 4.30, the prosecutrix called me; she was holding the prisoner by Meeking's shop, and gave him in custody for stealing her watch—on the road to the station he threw something away—I spoke to another constable, who went to the place and found an old silver verge watch—the prisoner said that he did not throw that away; he threw away the bowl of a pipe—he was asked why, and said that it looked bad for the dirty bowl of a pipe to be found in his possession.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutrix said "He has taken my watch and passed it to another man"—he said "I did not take it"—the silver watch which was picked up has not been claimed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>answer, but went away for a short time, but came back to the doorway as we were going in and came against Mrs. Woudhuysen; but before this he came to me, but found that I had no watch—she turned to me and said "My watch is gone," and she took hold of the prisoner—he tried to get away, but she held him till a constable came.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 254). I saw the prisoner in the custody of another officer—he said something, and I went to a hoarding and picked up this watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the bow is broken—the prisoner did not claim it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Nobody has claimed it.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Be was further charged with a previous conviction at Clerkenwell in</hi> 1875,
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murray.</hi> I did not halloa out because you ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On the morning of 6th June I appre
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 730). On 6th June, about 11 o'clock, I took Hubbart in Mansell Street, and told him it was for stealing fat—he said "All right, it is always us, but you make a mistake this time, perhaps."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-160" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 721). On 6th June, about 2.30, I took Castle—he said "All right, I will go with you; I suppose it is being, with them. I left them at 8 o'clock, and was at home at half-past; I know nothing about it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Murray says:</hi> "On Tuesday night I went to bed drunk, and cut my head. I was in bed at 9.30 that night, and knocked my thumb up."
<hi rend="italic">Hubbart says:</hi> "On Tuesday night I was at that public-house drunk, with others, till 11 o'clock."
<hi rend="italic">Castle says</hi>: "On Tuesday night, at 8.30, I was at home, indoors. I know nothing about it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Murray's Defence.</hi> If the woman never saw me, how did the young chap see me? I was so drunk that they would not let me ride in the
<hi rend="italic">cage.</hi> I got home at 8.45. Going upstairs I fell, and cut my chin and my thumb, and have been under a doctor ever since.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hubbart's Defence.</hi> I was at home by 10.30.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Murray and Hubbard were further charged with a previous conviction at Clerkenwell in July</hi>, 1874,
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to using as tamp which had been can
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-539-18770625 t18770625-539-punishment-30"/>Three Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HALL</hi> (24)</persName>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-540-18770625 t18770625-540-punishment-31"/>Eighteen, Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<p>541.
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-168" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770625-541-offence-1 t18770625-name-168"/>James Hall</persName>;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a pair of trowsers and a waistcoat of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing two waistcoats and two sheets of
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-170" type="surname" value="ARCHER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770625-541-offence-3 t18770625-name-170"/>Edwin Archer</persName> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18770625-541-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-541-18770625 t18770625-541-punishment-32"/>Eighteen. Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18770625-541-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>542.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SULLIVAN</hi> (32)</persName>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES CAPEL</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18770625-542-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-542-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-173" type="surname" value="CARTER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770625-542-offence-1 t18770625-name-173"/>John Carter</persName>, and stealing therein 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his money, Sullivan having been before convicted of felony.—</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-542-18770625 t18770625-542-punishment-33"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAPEL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18770625-542-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-542-punishment-34" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-542-18770625 t18770625-542-punishment-34"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> And
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<interp inst="t18770625-542-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-542-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>543.
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<interp inst="def1-543-18770625" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-543-18770625" type="age" value="31"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD BATTEN</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18770625-543-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-543-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770625-543-offence-1 t18770625-name-175"/>Saville Lumley</persName>, and stealing therein one bracelet and six lockets his property:</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to three other indict
<lb/>ments for house-breaking, and stealing watches, bracelets, and diamonds</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18770625-543-punishment-35" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18770625-543-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-543-punishment-35" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-543-18770625 t18770625-543-punishment-35"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18770625-543-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18770625-543-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-543-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcom Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>544.
<persName id="def1-544-18770625" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-544-18770625" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MORGAN LEWIS</hi> (32)</persName>, Was indicted
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<interp inst="t18770625-544-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/> for that he, being adjudged a bankrupt, did not discover to his trustee all his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HCRACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-177" type="surname" value="SPARKS"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-177" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SPARKS</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of the Bankruptcy Court, and produce the proceedings in bankruptcy of the prisoner—the petition was filed on the 9th October, 1876—the act of bankruptcy was the failure to obey a debtor's summons—I have the affidavit of service of Samuel Daniel—the prisoner was adjudged a bankrupt on 30th October, 1876—the first meeting of creditors was on 14th November, when Mr. John Vale was appointed trustee; December 9th was appointed for the prisoner's public examination—I have here a note that he failed to attend—on 20th December a warrant was issued for his apprehension—there is also a statement filed by the prisoner on 19th May, 1877—the debts are returned as 269
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the assets 890
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Bowring, Arundell, and Co. took out the summons, dated 18th July, 1876, by their solicitors, Messrs. Lumley and Lumley—the debt was 74
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—there is an affidavit of personal service of the petition, also of the adjudication, and a notice to the prisoner to attend the meeting of creditors—the bankrupt docs not always attend the first meeting; he was</p>
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<p>also served with a notice to attend the public examination on December 9th—I do not know how many creditors have proved—a statement of affairs if filed in Bankruptcy, but on Mr. Heathfield applying for a statement to be filed the Court refused to make an order.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-178" type="surname" value="VALE"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VALE</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant at 5, Hill's Place, Oxford Street, and the prisoner's trustee in Bankruptcy—besides the 269
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. returned, there are other creditors amounting to 519
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; one is for a loan of 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the prisoner denies this liability—Messrs. Lumley acted as my solicitors—in December an application was made for a warrant to apprehend the prisoner—from the 9th December to the end of April I was unable to find him—on 28th April I went to see him at Horsemonger Lane Gaol, when he signed the statement produced—I afterwards advertised and received a letter—the prisoner did not disclose to me until after the prosecution the monies found at various banks, when I received deposit notes of monies standing in various names:—the monies were 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. deposited with the Stourbridge and Kidderminster Bank in the name of M. C. Williams, 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the name of Mark Long at the National Provincial Bank at Birmingham, and 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the name of M. C. Williams.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been trustee in many bankruptcies—my bill of costs from Lumley's is not sent in—the Bankruptcy Court has restrained the creditors from touching the 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. assets—the banks have orders not to pay—I was instructed by a committee of investigation to prosecute; I was bound to regard their wishes as well as other creditors—I did not name to the prisoner places where I thought he had property—an application was made to the Court for money to defray the prisoner's defence, which the Court refused—I cannot give you the dates of all the debts—I hope the bankrupt will pay 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the pound. (
<hi rend="italic">Several letters were read from the prisoner to Messrs. Lumley and Lumley, stating that he had no assets.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-179" type="surname" value="DANIEL"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-179" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL DANIEL</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Arundel and Co., of Broad Street, who are petitioning creditors in this bankruptcy—I have heard the letters which have been read; I received some of them—on 9th October I personally served a copy of the petition in bankruptcy upon the prisoner in Conduit Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I sold the prisoner jewellery—I commenced to deal with him early in 1876—he called casually and produced a banker's reference; I knew nothing of his family—he told me after the proceedings were com
<lb/>menced that he had been an actor—I have no copies of letters I wrote to him—Messrs. Lumley have been our solicitors seventeen or eighteen years; I employed them in this matter just before issuing the debtors' summons—there was no agreement for six months' credit—I did tell the prisoner he had laid himself open to a criminal charge—I did not preserve all his letters—I am aware he alleges my threat to be the reason of his non-surrender—I saw him several times between the summons and the adjudication—he offered to pay 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. besides our account if I would not make him a bankrupt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was no threat after the bankruptcy proceedings commenced, only when I first found I had been imposed upon—he said he had no money, having previously said he was a man of considerable means and that he had 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-180" type="surname" value="WHITTINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-180" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES WHITTINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am the manager to Messrs. Moorlan and Moore, stockbrokers—in August last year I was instructed by the prisoner to sell certain shares of the Lambeth Waterworks Company, for</p>
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<p>which I handed the prisoner the cheques produced, which are on Prescott and Co.'s Bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The transfers would go the company—there was only one name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-181" type="surname" value="ESSAY"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-181" type="given" value="ADOLPHUS FREDERICK"/>ADOLPHUS FREDERICK ESSAY</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the London and West
<lb/>minster Bank—on 18th August last the prisoner paid into his account, in the name of Morgan Charles Glyn, at our bank 850
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in three notes of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., two of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and one of 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; that money was drawn out on 13th Novem
<lb/>ber in notes; I paid it to the prisoner, together with 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. interest.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-182" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-182" type="given" value="HENRY MELVILLE"/>HENRY MELVILLE MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk to the Deptford branch of the London and County Bank—I was formerly at the Newington branch of that bank—on 13th November the prisoner opened an account with our bank to the amount of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the name of Mark Long, of 4, Queen Street, Brynmaur, South Wales—it was drawn out on 4th January in four 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770625-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770625-name-183" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-183" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-name-183" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 1, Belgrade Terrace, Stockwell Road, Brixton—the prisoner is my late husband's nephew—about 15th November he asked me to change a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note which I paid into my bank—I afterwards drew it out in three smaller notes and gave it to the prisoner's sister.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner's father died before I married—the prisoner was apprenticed to a grocer in Wales—I knew he was living in Brixton, but nothing of his affairs—he did not tell me of the prosecution—he has three sisters.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-544-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-544-18770625 t18770625-544-punishment-36"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>545.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HOSIER</hi> (18)</persName>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="def2-545-18770625" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE YEARLEY</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18770625-545-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-545-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-186" type="surname" value="LUCY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770625-545-offence-1 t18770625-name-186"/>George Lucy</persName>, and stealing cigars and other goods.
<hi rend="italic">Second count</hi>—receiving.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the bar shelf, mostly in sixpences, some cigars, and about 16 1/2 ounces of tobacco and a bottle with a pint and a half of rum; also some postage and receipt stamps and about 30
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze and 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, six cigars, half an ounce of tobacco, thirteen keys, one of which was a skeleton key, two postage and one receipt stamps.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770625-name-198" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM INCHCOMBE</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler in Dudley Strret—a friendly league is held at my house—the prisoner was at. This meeting on Saturday, June 2nd—I closed my house about 12 o'clock that night—I was going to bed about 1 o'clock when a door was opened, forced by a chisel—I afterwards found this piece of candle which had been lighted—on going into the parlour I found the cheffonier had been opened, and the room was in a disordered state; I then went upstairs and found a chest of drawers had been broken open and things thrown about, and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and two watches taken, one gold, and one silver; also two Albert chains, one gold and one plated, a silver guard, a locket, and a small knife—the articles produced are some of those I missed—the total value would be about 40
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I mentioned the knife before the Magistrate on the first occasion; I do not remember being asked about it on the second—about thirty or forty persons attended the league—I found some of my property in possession of the police about 6 o'clock on the Sunday morning—the gold watch and chain are my wife's; I have known the chain eight years.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and a shilling in bronze—he said he was in charge for disorderly conduct and did not see why he was</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>man?" meaning me—Regan made no reply; a few minutes afterwards the prisoner said "I'll do for thee," and ran at me, I fell down—on getting up I found I was stabbed in the arm, and my arm and my head were bleeding fast—I have since been in the hospital—on running out of the house I heard Leonard call out that he—was stabbed—I did not see the knife then, but I have since.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had paid a week's lodging the week before, therefore Gleed had no business to ask me for it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 20
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<p>
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<interp inst="def1-551-18770625" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-551-18770625" type="surname" value="ROBERTS"/>
<interp inst="def1-551-18770625" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH ROBERTS</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18770625-551-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-551-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="murder"/>, was charged on the Coroner's Inqui
<lb/>sition only with the wilful murder of a female infant.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence on the Inquisition, the Grand Jury having ignored the bill.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18770625-551-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18770625-551-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-551-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>552.
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<interp inst="def1-552-18770625" type="age" value="44"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH PORTER</hi> (44)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18770625-552-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18770625-552-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>, was charged on the Coroner's Inqui
<lb/>sition only with feloniously killing and slaying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770625-552-offence-1 t18770625-name-212"/>William James Percy</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">No bill having been found by the Grand Jury</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecu
<lb/>tion, offered no evidence on the Inquisition.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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