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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>WHITE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, August 7th, 1877, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>. Sir
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-1" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER COOKBURN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; The Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM VESTRIS FIELD</hi> </persName>, Knt., one of the Justices of the Queen's Bench Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi> </persName>, Esq., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANDERSON"/>WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; The Eight Hon.
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-7" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q. C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi> </persName>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-11" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-12" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-13" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, August</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ing counterfeit coin—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<p>—I searched him and found in his breast pocket, this glove containing two packets, one containing twelve counterfeit half-crowns, and the other eleven, wrapped separately in paper, I asked how he accounted for them—he made no reply—on the way to the station, I again asked him to account for the the things—he said "All I can say is, I wish you were both struck dead."</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-33" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BRICKWOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at the Duke of York public-house, York Road, King's Cross—on 14th April, the prisoner came and asked for half a pint of beer and a screw of tobacco, and tendered a bad florin, I detected it and turned to tell my father, and when I turned back the prisoner was gone—he was brought back and given into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-34" type="given" value="BRUCE"/>BRUCE BRICKWOOD</persName> </hi>. My daughter gave me the florin—I went after the prisoner and caught him about 300 yards from the house—I asked him to account for the 2
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 472). I received the prisoner into custody—I found a good shilling on him—he said he had received the florin in the City, from buying boxes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WELSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these half-crowns are counterfeit, in the first packet there are seven from one mould, and five from another, and in the second five from one mould, and six from another—the florin is also bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I picked them up on the Saturday morning as I was going to work, and was going to take them to the police-station, when Mr. Bulky ran and caught hold of me."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for management, that means wages, fixed salaries, and 6
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Mr. Calver, 17
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., manage
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the prisoner's own salary 6
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., management 6
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the prisoner's salary 6
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had the entire management at Parliament Street—I should consider Webb and Calver under him—the word wages signifies overtime and work done by men out of the house—he would have a bill of the overtime handed to him by the different parties and he would enter it in a book of his own—he was not there on 14th July—Mr. Calver used to take the management in his absence; he has not succeeded to the prisoner's post, one of the gentlemen from Eastcheap has been sent to take the management for the time being, I can't say whether Mr. Calver is to succeed the prisoner—the prisoner's salary was 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—he was at Bristol on the 14th on business of the firm-—his duty was traveling principally, besides managing the affairs of the West End branch; he was traveller and manager, he would have to keep both accounts, it is a pretty fair business, the whole business is very large, the branch has only been opened about two years—there is no reason why the business should not be very large.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had under him three men and a boy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CALVER</persName> </hi>. I am a lithographer in the employ of Messrs. Causton, in Parliament Street—by overtime is meant work that comes in after seven at night which has to be done before the morning—in the week. ending 14th July, I had only earned 6
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was managing the lithographic department—I never recognised the prisoner as being over me; he was manager there before I went; but I managed what business I brought in—I never recognised my position as subordinate to his—I was pleased to see him there, but I hardly ever saw him there—I don't say he neglected his business, he was often out—I received wages from him, he made out the requisitions; he had no means of knowing what my overtime was except what I told him—I gave him an account where everything was earned, the names and amounts, and it was his duty to enter it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-41" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am a law writer in Messrs. Causton's employ in Parliament Street—for the week ending 14th July there was nothing due to me for over time, nor in the week ending 21st—there was 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Due to me for the week ending the 7th—I always gave the prisoner a bill of the sums due to me—I never heard of the names of Roberts or Cross as being employed there during those three weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was manager—he managed me and Mr. Calver—he was travelling a good deal lately—I went with him on one or two occasions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury—
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-44" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WELCH</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the White Swan, Clerkenwell—on 16th July, the prisoner came in for a half-pint of porter and
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which I took to my husband, and naked the prisoner who he had it from; ho said at first that he did not know, and after wards that he had it from his wife—my husband bent it double and gave it to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-45" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WELCH</persName> </hi>. My wife gave me a coin resembling a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I broke it in two and gave it to the prisoner, saying "This is a bad sixpence"—he said "It is a good one," and went towards the door and swallowed the pieces—I called a policeman, who searched him upstairs and found two sixpences secreted in a private place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You bad my good 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., but I did not have one back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARLOW</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 105). I was called to the White Swan, took the prisoner upstairs and asked him if he had any more money—he said that he had no bad money on him—I had a difficulty in taking off his trowsers, and had to throw him on the floor, and with the assistance of two other constables and the landlord, I found this little bag suspended round his waist with two sixpences in it—in his pocket was a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Piece</hi>—he had previously denied having any money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the Mint, these coins ore both bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have carried my money in that way for years. I was not going to offer them as I knew they were bad. I did not know they were bad when I took them, but I did afterwards. I cannot see very well.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a conviction of a like offence at this Court in November</hi>, 1873,
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-48" type="given" value="LISLE"/>LISLE BEAUMONT</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the refreshment department Farringdon Street Station—on 27th July the prisoner came in for a glass of ale and put down a half-crown—the barmaid took it up and passed it to me—it was bad, and I told him so, and that I had been looking out for him as he was the same young fellow as had been the day previous to Aldersgate Street—he said "Yes, I am, will you let me go?"—he said be got the money on London Bridge, from his employer, a jeweller.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-49" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at Farringdon Street Station—on 27th July I served the prisoner with a glass of ale—he tendered a bad half. crown, I called the manager and showed it to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-51" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE COLLIER</persName> </hi>. I live with my brother at the Three Tuns, Cross Street, Hatton Garden—on 5th July, about 11.45 at night, I served the prisoner with some ale, he tendered a florin, and I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. old. change—I found it was bad and gave it to my brother, who asked him where he got it from, ho said that he was a traveller and had it given to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-52" type="given" value="GEORGE LEE"/>GEORGE LEE COLLIER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Three Turn——I looked at this coin, and found it was bad, jumped over the counter, and asked the prisoner where he received it—he said "From a commercial traveller" in his day's wages—I gave it to a constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-53" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SKINNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman O</hi> 126). I took the prisoner—he said that a traveller gave him the coin on London Bridge, who had engaged him for the day—he was taken before the Magistrate the next day and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-54" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman O</hi> 41). On 27th July
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEAUMONT</hi> gave the prisoner into custody with this coin—he said that a traveller gave it to him for his wages.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin and half-crown are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-57" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN HARRISSON</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the John Bull, at Acton—on 27th June, about 10 p.m., I served the prisoner with some gin; he gave me a florin; I put it in a drawer, and then saw him again in another com
<lb/>partment, and my barmaid serving him—I then took the florin out, found it was bad, and said to the prisoner "Why, you are the man I have just served"—he said that he had not been in the house before—I said "You have"—he went out and was brought back—I gave the florin to the police-man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are four compartments, nobody else was in the compartment in which the prisoner first was, but there were persons in the other compartment—a barmaid and an assistant was also serving besides myself—we have two tills in the bar, but we do not put half-crowns or florins into the tills, we put them in a glass, which had just been emptied, and I never leave one at the bottom.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin—he gave me a bad florin—I said "This is a bad florin," gave it back to him, and told my mistress, who said that he had just given her a bad florin and she would give him in charge he heard that and ran away, but was brought back by a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-59" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of 7, Harwood Place—on 21st June I was in the John Bull and saw the prisoner at the lower end of the bar near Mrs. Harrison, and afterwards at the other end of the bar, where the young woman who was serving him said to me in the prisoner's presence "Is this a good 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece?"—I said "It is a rank bad one"—Mrs. Harrison then came up and said "That is the young man who passed a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece to me."</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-60" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BOLLAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman XR</hi> 7). On the night of 27th June I saw the prisoner rush out of the John Bull—Mrs. Harrison spoke to me and I followed him 250 yards; he was running all the time—I took him back to the house and was present when he was searched, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze was found on him—next morning I received 38
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. From Mr. Harrinson—Mr. Bannister pointed out the place where it was found to me—the prisoner had passed over that spot.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-61" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BANNISTER</persName> </hi>. I am a basket-maker, of 14, Cambridge Terrace, Hammersmith—on 27th June I was opposite Gunnersbury Station, walking towards the John Bull, and picked up 34
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and two florins wrapped in paper,</p>
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<p>with paper between each coin; I gave them to Mr. Harrisson and pointed out the place to Bollar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I tried to change one of them, I thought I had got a lucky find.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD HARRISSON</persName> </hi>. I keep the John Bull at Acton—on 21st June Bannister handed me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and afterwards 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and some more in the middle of the day; I gave them to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin which was uttered is bad—one of these two which was picked up is from the same mould as the one uttered, and both are the same date—the others are all bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Llewellyn.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-67" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 46). On 20th July I received information and a description and subsequently saw Ward alone on Ludgate Hill, and followed him into the Old Crown public-house—I then went to the back of the house and sent in a message—in the meantime I saw Llewellyn, and, being a respectable fellow, I asked him if he would go in and tell the land
<lb/>lord there was a man there going to pass counterfeit coin and that he had a white
<hi rend="italic">slop</hi> on and a pea jacket—he said "I will do so," and went into the house—he and the other two prisoners came out and I went round to the front of the house and saw the three prisoners in the road together-Llewellyn turned back and said "Am I going to the Palace?"—I said "No, you must go up here and turn down the lane"—I then went home, changed my uniform, came out, spoke to the barmaid, and found the other two pri
<lb/>soners at the Red Lion 500 or 600 yards from where I had seen them before; that is the reverse direction to the Palace—they came out and I followed them to the Holloway Road, where I spoke to another officer—they separated opposite the Red Cap, and Ward went on 50 yards, and they all three joined again at St. John's Church, Holloway—Llewellyn then went into the Marl-borough Hotel and I went in and spoke to the barmaid, who showed me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I then went round and took Llewellyn, handed him over to the publican, and went and arrested the other two prisoners—Mason gave his address, 5, James Street, Holloway Road—I went there with Ser
<lb/>geant Burnham and found this battery, mould, ladle, and metal (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>. Llewellyn went in at one door of the Marlborough and I at the other—the barmaid had a florin in her hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mason.</hi> I did not see you in the public-house, or see you pass any bad money—when I took Ward you made a
<hi rend="italic">bolt</hi>—nothing but good money was found on you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-68" type="given" value="BESSIE"/>BESSIE FISH</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Marlborough Hotel, Upper Holloway—on 20th July I served Llewellyn with some whiskey—he tendered a florin and I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I discovered that it was bad and asked him for the change back, but Taylor came in and took him in custody—the two other prisoners were afterwards brought in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman YR</hi> 12). On 20th July, about 7.45 p.m., my attention was called to the prisoners in Holloway Road—the other
<hi rend="italic">two</hi> joined Ward at the church—Llewellyn went into the Marlborough Hotel</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 7 48). On 27th July, at a little before 8 p.m., I was in the Holloway Road, and in consequence of what a boy said to me I went to the Marlborough public-house and found the prisoners in custody—I searched them and found all good money on them—on the way to the station Ward took Taylor by the neck—I took Mason, and another constable took Llewellyn—Ward kicked Taylor and I threw him down; he was very violent, and I was obliged to strike him with my truncheon—he gave his address, 5, James Street—I went there and Taylor found a battery and four moulds for florins and two for shillings, and I found between the bed and the mattress forty-three florins, forty-one shillings, and one half-crown, and eight pieces of metal in a drawer, one of which fits this ladle (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the florin uttered by Llewellyn to Fish corresponds with the mould found at Mason's house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ward.</hi> You were walking quietly with Taylor to the station, and you kicked him in the groin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-71" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Felix Bennett, of North Hill, High-gate—a fortnight before 20th July I served Ward with a 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. loaf—he gave me a florin—I told him it was bad, gave it back to him, he put it in hit pocket, gave me a good coin, and I gave him the change—I spoke to Henry Bateman at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ward.</hi> I am sure you are the person——I was not asked to go before the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-72" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BATEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a gardener of 4, Bells Green, Highgate—the last witness pointed out Ward to me and I followed him—I did not notice the other prisoners much, but I saw two young men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROOTS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 2nd July I saw Llewellyn and Mason come from the direction of James Street, Holloway Road; it is a very difficult place to watch, it is a
<hi rend="italic">cul de sac</hi> with fifteen houses on each side—I was in a garden, and they passed me closely.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The broken florin is bad—these twenty-one florins of 1867 and twenty-one florins of 1872 are from this double mould—this half-crown is also bad—these eighteen shillings are counterfeit and from this other mould—here is a battery, acid, a crucible, and everything necessary to make a large amount of bad money—this florin has been so knocked about that I cannot say whether it is from this mould, but it is of the same date.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Llewellyn says</hi>: "I can only say I got to the Alexandra Palace and received the florin there. The other two prisoners I do not know at all, they are strangers to me. I do not know what the things found in Mason's house can have to do with me."
<hi rend="italic"> Ward says</hi>: "I merely met this man and had a drop of beer with him. I never uttered or attempted to utter anything. I merely asked this man the way to the Victoria Docks, and the officers came and caught hold of me."
<hi rend="italic">Mason says:"</hi> I do not know Ward, I never met him before that day, as he states. I was giving him the direction to Victoria Docks when the constable apprehended him. Neither do I know the prisoner Llewellyn, I met them casually on the road as I came from St. Albans. The implements found in the house were in my charge, belonging to another man."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury recommended Llewellyn to mercy on account of his youth.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MASON</hi>*—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770807-607-offence-1 t18770807-name-75"/>churchwardens</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-76" type="given" value="HORACE"/>MR. HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-77" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL HALSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 9th July, about 3.30 a.m., I saw the prisoner coming from Cloak Lane, carrying a bundle—I followed him—I saw a uniform man meeting him and the prisoner turned and looked at me and then went to Bow Lane police-station—I followed him, and he said to the officer on duty "I wish to give myself up for breaking into a church on College Hill and stealing this Bible," producing it—I said "What did you do it with?"—he said "This key," producing a skeleton key from his pocket—I said "Have you any more?"—he said "Yes," and gave me thirteen others—I took from his trowsers this chisel and these wax tapers—he said "This is what I call being my own policeman"—I found that the key locked and unlocked the west door of St. Michael's Church, College Hill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-78" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA DON</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and am sextons of St. Michael, Paternoster Royal—on Sunday evening, 8th July, after service, I locked the church up at 8.30—I remember locking the west door—this Bible was on the lectern when I left the church—I was called up and missed it at 4 o'clock next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-79" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of College Hill, and am churchwarden of St. Michael, Paternoster Royal—the Rev. Mr. Darling is the rector—this Bible was used on the lectern and is the churchwardens' property.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before the Lord Chief Justice Cockburn.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried this day see Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Field.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770807-608-offence-1 t18770807-name-81"/>Harriett Lilly</persName> the younger,</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">, the Jury, upon the evidence of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HANNAH SMITH</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18770807-610-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="infanticide"/>, Feloniously killing and slaying her new born child.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CROOME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">It appearing by the medical evidence that the child was born at six or seven months, and never breathed fairly, through insufficient development, the Court directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1877.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770807-611-offence-1 t18770807-name-87"/>Charles Garrett</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-88" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GARRETT</persName> </hi>. I live at Barnstead, in Surrey, and am a railway con
<lb/>tractor—in 1875 I was in treaty with a person in the City to get me 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and when I was at the office, in Lombard Court, the prisoner was there and overheard the conversation; he met me the next day in Chancery Lane and said "If you want any money I can get you the money you want"—he said he was a clerk in the Rule Office, and he took me down there—he sat at an office desk writing, and he said he could get two bills of exchange for 350
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. discounted for me at once—I said if he could I would give him 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he agreed to get them discounted or they were to be returned in eight or ten days—I thought he was a respectable man—he wrote me two or three letters which had the Government stamp on them—they are with the papers—he was with Mr. Dax in the Rule Office and said he was managing clerk—I saw him three or four times—on the second occasion I saw him he was sitting at a desk and he took a key out and unlocked a cupboard, and took out two bottles of wine, and asked the other officers there and me to have some wine, and we drank the two bottles of wine—this is the bill for 350
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which I gave him (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have not received a shilling value for the bill—I have applied to prisoner several times for the return of the bills, and he has told me he had not got them discounted, end at last he told me they were in the hands of some jewellers in St. James' Street—I then gave the jewellers notice not to part with the bills—they obtained judgment on the 350
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill, and I have not settled the matter yet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were not introduced to me at Mr. Burgess', in Lombard Court, in the beginning of April, 1875—you over-heard the conversation—I did not apply through Mr. Burgess to you to get me a loan for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and you did not take me to Mr. Savory in Great Monmouth Street for that purpose—Mr. Savory cashed a cheque for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for me—I did not deny at Bow Street that I knew Mr. Savory—the summons was not adjourned for a week to produce Mr. Savory that I am aware of—you introduced me to Mr. Dax—I did not accept a bill for 72
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for him or borrow 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have not been convicted of forging a bill for 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I know nothing about it—parties in Court have known me for twenty-five years, and I have done thousands of pounds worth of work for the Government, and I am at it now—I am not aware that Mr. Matheison, of 44, Lombard Street, has a dishonored cheque of mine—I have seen Mr. McDonald—I know nothing of him—he did not induce us to shake hands and make up our quarrel five days after the last bill was due—I did not make an appointment with Mr. Emmett, of the Temple, to go to his office and obtain this very bill which you are charged with obtaining improperly—you did not tell me five days after the bill was drawn that it was not worth the paper it was written on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-89" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS BOOTY</persName> </hi>. I have been a clerk in the Court of Exchequer since June, 1873—the prisoner has not been a clerk there during that time—I do not belong to the Rule Office; that is only one department of the Exchequer Office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-90" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOULE</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Evan Ortner and Henry Houle, of 3, St. James' Street—I have seen the prisoner there, but my young man did business with him, and he has since left us—I received this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) through the young man as security—I saw the prisoner about it in July, but he was not present when it was given to me—the prisoner said the bill was perfectly good and would be met, because I com
<lb/>plained of his having obtained our goods and then only given us security, and that I understood it would be a cash transaction or that we should have tangible security—the amount of the goods bought for which the bill was security was 275
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the articles are enumerated in this declaration (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) as near as I can say.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had nothing to do with me—Mr. Lewin is not here—I cannot say what passed between you and him—we sued on the bill—you have had the articles—we take stock every year and they would be in stock if they had not been supplied—some of them have been pawned—we have never had 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in payment from any of them, Mr. Dax, you or Mr. McDonald.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-93" type="occupation" value="warehouseman to woollen manufacturers"/>Thomas Laughlin</persName> to steal a quantity of patterns of woollen cloth, the property of
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am managing director in the house of Messrs. Gagniere and Co., Golden Square, woollen drapers and manufacturers—our woollen goods are made exclusively from patterns and designs invented for us—they are frequently invented twelve months' in advance of the time they are wanted—our patterns are of immense value to us, because on the novelty of our designs depends the reputation and interest of our house—I have several books in which we enter, exclusively, patterns ordered perhaps two seasons in advance—I cannot put a value on the patterns because single design, of which perhaps six colourings are made, enables us to sell as much 5,000 yards of trowserings which represents, perhaps 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—a short time ago I saw this advertisement in the "Telegraph," and also this one. (
<hi rend="italic">These advertisements were addressed to cutters and travellers offering good terms for new patterns and designs, and purporting to emanate from a foreign house doing no trade in Great Britain.</hi>) After the second advertisement I gave Laughlin, who is in my employ, some instructions respecting it, he subse
<lb/>quently showed me a letter and I gave him other directions in consequence of which he told me he was going out, and told me where he was going—he afterwards told me the result of an interview he had had—according to my directions he wrote again and I gave him a great number of patterns—I could identify them, but I have not seen them since the examination—the patterns that were produced were the ones that Laughlin obtained, and were found on the prisoner—I heard that according to my directions the prisoner was given into custody—we send goods to nearly all countries in the world.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We sell goods manufactured for us—we order a certain quantity in advance—there is a great deal of cutting up on our premises for the execution of orders—we supply first-class tailors in the piece, like Poole—probably odd pieces would be left—we have men in our employ who make pattern cards of this size for our travellers—in May or April, 1877, I order the goods for the Spring season of 1878—I then engage the designs either from ideas suggested or what not, and I order for the month of May or June, a yard length of each particular thing that I order from which a number of men in our hire make up collections of travellers' patterns, which takes a considerable time because there are a great many travellers going to all countries of the world, and they set out on their journies in September—they will start in the months of September and October next, with all our novelties for the coming Spring of 1878—during the interval the goods are being manufactured, and we only receive them in the piece in November and December—Laughlin has been many years in our employ, and is a most trustworthy man—there was nothing in the advertisements about "No rough Scotch or Cheviots"—I was shown a letter of 21st July, from the defendant—Messrs. Holland and Sherry's is a rival house, and Dormeuil, and Kennerley and Co—they are all very extensive houses, and we all of us do a large American trade.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Our travellers have no right to sell patterns to other people, they are virtually locked up in our desk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-96" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LAUGHLIN</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman in Messrs. Gagniere's employ—my attention was called to the first advertisement in the "Daily Tele-graph, "and I received instructions from Mr. Coleman, in consequence of which I answered the advertisement,-which was addressed to Ettlich and Co., Charing Cross post-office—I received this reply through the Dead Letter Office—it is addressed to Mr. Loughlin, 137, Eye Lane, Peckham, which is my private address—some time afterwards I saw in the "Daily Telegraph" this No. 2, which I also answered. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "137, Rye Lane, Peckham, July 21st, 1877. Sir,—Having seen your advertisement in to-day's "Telegraph," I beg to inform you I am engaged in a first-class West-end house and can supply the latest novelties,"&c.) I received this letter of the same date in reply—on Monday, 23rd July, in consequence of which I went to the York-shire Grey, public-house, Piccadilly, and the prisoner came into the luncheon bar—he had on a pair of homespun plaid trowsers, as indicated in the letter—I rose as he came in—he came up to me and asked if my name was Loughlin, and he said he had received several answers to his advertisement, several of which he showed me, but not the names and addresses—he asked me what facilities I had for getting the new patterns required and I told him—I had the entire charge of all the new patterns in the house of Gag
<lb/>niere and Co., and he said it was a first-class one and he would make it worth. my while to get him some of them; he would give me 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the season's patterns—he said "Mind, that is just ten
<hi rend="italic">bob</hi> a week"—he asked me if I was not afraid to answer the advertisement—I told him "No," I had care
<lb/>fully considered it, and being alone in the matter I felt quite safe—he told me he would pay almost any price for the novelties; that he had paid a man 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. only a few days before for what was really worth nothing, but he bought it might lead to something better—he also asked me if I knew any Pattern cutters in any other houses—I told him I did not and I wouldn't ouch anything I couldn't do myself—he said if I could get the names and addresses of any he could arrange everything else with them, and at the</p>
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<p>finish he told me if I could get two others like myself he could divide 150'. between us, and it would be a regular thing—he said he didn't want the rough stuffs and said "I will give you what I do want,"and gave me this list "
<hi rend="italic">No</hi> rough Scotch, that is to say, Cheviots; only fancy worsted; plain, blanch and blue silk; mixed worsted, West of England; Yorkshire and French, as many as possible; and suitings"—double widths are called "suitings"—I took the list away with me and informed Mr. Coleman of what had happened, and in consequence I made another appointment to meet him at the Yorkshire Grey, where I went on the Thursday at 1 o'clock, provided with two parcels of patterns of novelties which I had received from Mr. Coleman—the prisoner came in and said "Well, have you got anything for me?" or something of that kind, I do not remember the exact words—I told him I had got a very nice lot of patterns for him and I opened them and showed them to him—he said he saw they were the right kind of thing, "But, good God, this is nothing of Gagniere's stock, I meant the whole lot"—he asked me if they were all new and said he would give me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for this lot and make it 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he could see he could afford to pay me 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year regular, but would give me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for that lot and I was to bring as many as I could as soon as possible, and asked me when I could do the next lot—I said about Sunday and that I would take him a few at a time whenever I met him—he said "Cannot you get some out at the dinner time?"—I said "Yes," I would so as to get a larger lot and quicker, and he could come to my lodgings for them on Sunday, when it was suggested that I should go to his house with them and dine with him, when he would show me some he had from the letters he had shown me—he said he had an appointment with a gentleman from America and could not stop—he then proposed to leave the house and gave me the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the patterns I gave him—I had a detective outside and he was taken in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went for the purpose of trapping the prisoner into this—I do not remember that I said anything before the Magistrate about his asking me if I was afraid to answer the advertisement, very little was said—I do not think I said before the Magistrate anything about getting another to do the came and it being worth 150/. a year; I was prepared to say it—I can't remember whether I said anything about the patterns being a very choice lot, or about his making it worth 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year to me, or about my taking some patterns out at dinner time, or about my dining with him; whether 1 did or no I know that such was the case—I do not remember whether I said anything about his appointment with a gentleman—it was understood that I cut the cuttings or clippings myself—I did not tell the prisoner I was able to get clippings—he knew Gagniere and Co.'s was a well-known house, because he wrote to me to that effect before 1 saw him—I do not remember whether I was the first person who mentioned next Summer's patterns—I did not say that the Summer patterns were cut up to so many odds and ends that I could easily give him some snippings, or that I was not well paid and was always ready to make a little bit extra—he asked me some question about it—he said "I suppose you have plenty of work and not much pay"—I said "Plenty of work, but nothing to grumble at"—I said nothing about pieces I could get which were perquisites—I saw Mr. Coleman directly after I got back from my first visit—there have been cases of our patterns being anticipated occasionally, I suppose—I am certain that other houses in London have not such good patterns as ours—I believe these to be the packets of patterns which I handed to the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Whether I said all before the Magistrate that I have said here or not, what I have stated is the truth, as near as I can remember—the prisoner was represented by a solicitor and when I gave evidence the Magistrate said he was satisfied and should send the case for trial.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday August</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">defended Cowart.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-102" type="given" value="EDWARD BARON"/>EDWABD BARON BROOMHALL</persName> </hi>. I am a partner with Mr. Fulton, of 134, Fenchurch Street, as indigo brokers—large portions of indigo are kept on the premises for samples—Branagan has been in our employ about twelve months—I have known his father many years—he is a housekeeper—we missed a quantity of indigo—I cannot fix the date—I spoke to Branagan about it twice—he had no right to take it—it is worth from 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per lb. wholesale—about July we put the matter in the hands of the police, and Lawley watched for us—on 12th July the police showed me 27 lbs. of indigo, in which two lumps bore my own pencil marks, 23 and 27—I afterwards saw twelve sheets of brown paper which had been used in wrapping, and which is similar to the paper we use, and also two other parcels of indigo—a parcel of 62 lbs. was found in the possession of another man—the indigo found is similar to ours—I have had no business trans
<lb/>actions with Cowart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can only say the indigo is similar to ours—there is the mark of our manufacturer in India on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-103" type="given" value="RICHARD WILLIAM"/>RICHARD WILLIAM AMOS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. John Dorking, of 91, Minories, who has an office on the same floor as Cowart's shop—Cowart brought a canvas bag to my shop, tied with a string, and asked me to take care of it for him as he was going to Liverpool—he said it contained his property—it remained in my possession, and in the same state, till Cowart wan taken in custody, when it was opened and found to contain indigo.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot give you the date when I gave up the bag—I have seen a man named Hall on the premises—he appeared to use the shop—my employer's offices are in the rear over the shop—I do not know where he is.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>). I was twelve months in Messrs. Broomhall & Fulton's employ—this letter is my writing; I sent it to Cowart; in it I asked for money for some indigo I had promised Cowart—</p>
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<p>I cannot remember the dates when I took indigo to 91, Minories, but I went there about eight times altogether during a period extending eight months back—our first conversation took place at 91, Minories—Cowart paid me from 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per lb. for it when I delivered it—after I had been twice Cowart said "It is a great bother your coming two or three times for the money, what will you give me out of it if I pay you the whole amount?" and then he deducted 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—then he asked me to bring some more indigo and he would pay me each time—in the letter I asked for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and we made an arrangement that whenever I referred to the matter in writing I should allude to some one else; that is why I say in the letter "My friend will clear out," and "My friend wants the money on Thursday"—he did not send me the money from Liverpool—I do not know how long he was absent—I saw him on his return—I remember Mr. Broomhall calling my attention to a deficiency of indigo afterwards—as I felt unhappy, my health was in a bad state, and I had been out late at night spending money with bad companions; I was passing this man's place on my way to St. Katherine dock and called and told him not to expect me to keep the appointment I had made with him—he said "That is all nonsense," and that I should have to keep the appointment—I said I had made up my mind, I should leave it all alone—he said it was all
<hi rend="italic">bosh</hi>, or something of that sort, and threatened me that if I did not go on bring
<lb/>ing indigo he would take all I had brought to my employers and then tell my father—I afterwards took him more indigo, for which he paid me at the same rate, and on one occasion he advanced me 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I again asked him to give me time to refund the money and I would give him interest for it—he would not hear of that and I felt obliged to take him indigo for the 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on 11th July I took a parcel of indigo from my masters premises to 91, Minories, by appointment—I suspected that I was watched, and went into the shop as quick as I could, and said "I believe I am followed," and put the parcel in Cowart's hands, who hid it and substituted another parcel for it, and instantly the policeman came in and examined the parcel—I did not see the parcel of indigo afterwards—the next morning I asked the officer to withdraw while I spoke to my master.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Mr. Hall for some years, he is a coffee dealer, I have sold him indigo; I did not always see Hall when I took indigo—I sold indigo to Hall before I did to Cowart—I asked Hall to buy indigo—he said he would provided I came by it honestly—Cowart did not ask me how I came by it, nor whether I had a right to sell it, nor did I say "I assure you I have Mr. Cowart," or anything like it—Cowart was always ready to take it in—I had made an arrangement with Cowart, that I was to reckon that I sold for somebody else, and I was not to say it was my own property, but always to mention a third party—Cowart said "For God's sake, do not let us get into trouble, be careful," but I no not recollect his ever saying "Have you come by it honestly"—Hall was never present when Cowart paid me for the indigo—I have seen Hall several times—I have met him in the street since he questioned me about the indigo, but I did not speak to him about it—I never sold coffee to Hall, but I have seen him sell coffee about the City.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Cowart never refused to take the indigo—I had arranged with Cowart, who had promised never to mention the indigo to my father-Hall is a coffee merchant, and not a broker; I know the difference between them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-105" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANAGAN</persName> </hi>. I have been known in the City ten years—the last witness is my son—I knew nothing about the indigo; I believe that Hall attends coffee sales and buy job lots of coffee.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I was employed to watch the premises in Fenchurch Street, from 8th July—on 11th July, I saw Branagan leave the office about 8 p.m.—I followed him into 91, Minories, Cowart was standing behind the counter, I asked for the parcel which the boy had just brought—Brauagan picked up a similar parcel—I said "What does it contain"—he said "Tea and coffee"—I opened it and found it was a tea sample—I said to Cowart "Has the boy brought any indigo"—Cowart said "Not that I know of, he has come here to see a man named Hall"—on the following morning the boy asked my permission to speak to his master privately, and I afterwards went with the boy to Cowart's place—I said to Cowart "I have come for the parcel of indigo that this boy brought last night, you knew perfectly well that the parcel you gave me was not the one"—he said "Yes, I did, but it was not my matter, it was Hall's matter I said "Where is the parcel"—he said "I do not know"—I said "I must have it, here is the boy, he has confessed to it"—Cowart said "I have not got it, but if you will wait here, I will fetch it"—he went into the cellar, I and the boy followed, and he produced this bag from behind some boards, just as it is now, saying "Oh, I shot it amongst the other"—I said "Where did you get the other from"—he said "The boy brought it here"—I said "How many times has he been here"—he said "About a dozen times"—I made a further search on 16th July, and found two other parcels weighing 27 lb. and 62 lbs., there are some pencil marks on some of the indigo, and some private marks of the makers; I found this envelope and letter in a drawer which I opened with a key found on Cowart—I also found this rent-book of Mr. Hall's, twelve sheets of brown paper, and this black bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the paper is similar to that in Messrs. Broom hall's ware-house—when Cowart was charged, he said "I always told him not to bring anything to my place that was stolen."
<hi rend="italic"> Re-examined.</hi> Cowart said that at the police-station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday August</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommeded to mercy by the prosecutor—
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<interp inst="t18770807-621-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the monies of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770807-621-offence-1 t18770807-name-131"/>William Bishop</persName>, in a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770807-621-offence-1 t18770807-geo-2"/>vessel on the Thames</placeName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARNS</persName> </hi>. I am a musician, of 31, York Road, Walworth—on 9th July I was on board the Fairy steamboat, and had some beer with the prisoner, who I had seen on board beats before—he went upstairs and I sat there some time—when we left Cherry Gardens Pier I saw the prisoner drinking a cup of tea, and he said to the girl "Will you get me another cup of tea?"—she went to get it and he sat on the bar down behind the partition, and I saw him put his hand out and bring it back to his coat tail pocket, it seemed to me he did that twice—I went up and told the captain what I had seen and afterwards told the mate and spoke to the barmaid who was counting her money—the mate went upstairs after the prisoner and brought him down, and said "Where is the money you have taken from that girl?"—he said "I have not"—I said "You have"—the mate said "If you don't give it up I will shake it out of you"—he said that he not, they had a scuffle, and the mate took 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from him while he was on the ground.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen the prisoner on board two boats—I saw him with a country gentleman whose name I do not know—that is him (
<hi rend="italic">Swaine</hi>)—there were four or five other persons sitting further up in the cabin, and the barmaid was at one end of it—the prisoner put his hand out of my sight and I thought he took something—I did not speak to him because 1 thought it best to consult the captain, and as I was going up the stairs the prisoner pressed me to have something more to drink—it was two or three minutes before I went into the cabin again, he was not there then, he was upstairs—the mate came down directly I informed him of it—it all happened in a few minutes—the barmaid said she did not know exactly, but the amount of money found would be about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-133" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA REED</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid on board the Fairy steamboat—on 9th July the prisoner was in the cabin and asked me for some tea—my back was turned towards the bar while I was fetching it, and when I turned round I saw the prisoner pulling his hand from behind the bar, near the place where I had 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., including halfpence, a quarter of an hour before—the silver was in a glass inside the bar on the right hand side—the money belonged to Mr. Bishop—I gave the prisoner his tea, and he went away and came down a second time—Barnes was there, about a yard from the bar, and the prisoner pressed him very much to have some
<lb/>thing to drink, and after some time he took a glass of port wine—the prisoner then went upstairs, Barnes told me something, and the prisoner was brought down by the mate, who asked him whether he had taken the money—he said that he had not—the mate told him to give it up—he said "I won't"—I saw 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. taken from his pocket, and he was given incharge—no one else was in the bar.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This occurred between London Bridge and Westminster—the boat started from Woolwich—I had only had one or two customers—I did not say when the mate brought the prisoner down that I did not know how much I. ought to have—when the mate took some money out of his pocket I said that I did not know exactly how much, but that would be right within a shilling or two—I did not know at the time how much ought to have been in the glass, but when I counted the second time I knew how much was missing—there was no gold, but about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was left behind in the glass, we were about Cherry Gardens when I counted it and found that there was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and did not count it again till the prisoner was in the mate's hand—I counted the money the mate gave me and found 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I saw the prisoner stretch over twice, and I had a suspicion on the first occasion—my back was not to him when he stretched over, I was about a half yard from him—the bar is very small, if I had been at the other end of it I should have been 4 or 5 yards from him—I was about yards from him the second time, pouring out the tea—I did not say a word to him about what I had seen, but I was counting my money when the mate brought him into the cabin—there was a great deal of copper—Cherry Gardens is about three piers from London Bridge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-134" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am mate of the Fairy—on the afternoon of 9th July Barnes spoke to me and I went on deck to the prisoner and told him the young woman wanted him downstairs—he said "All right, I will come down"—he went down and she accused him of taking her money—I said "Yes, turn it up, give us the money and you can go out clear"—he said "No"—I said "If you don't give us the money I will have it," and I turned him down and took it from his left trowsers pocket—the barmaid did not speak of any sum, but I counted it before the prisoner and it was 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>/—she was then counting her money and she said that that would just make it right within a shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure I took it from his left pocket—I saw the pri-soner sitting on the door of the steward's room—the barmaid was counting her money when Barnes spoke to her—she appeared astonished—I was at the fore part of the cabin having my tea, I had been there about half an hour—Barnes and Miss Reed were at the bar—I did not get my tea from the bar—when Barnes asked the barmaid if she had lost any money the prisoner had not gone on deck five minutes—no one else was there, but there was one gentleman in the cabin and a passenger had been down and had some-thing to drink—the barmaid began to count her money about three minutes after the prisoner went on deck—he went up when we were at Billingsgate, about five minutes before we got to London Bridge Pier, and when he had the cup of tea we were at Limehouse—Cherry Gardens is about a mile from London Bridge, we can do it in about eight minutes if we have a clear run—when I took the money from the prisoner there was no other money in that pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-135" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GREEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 141). The prisoner was given into my custody on Westminster Bridge about 5 p.m.—I told him the charge—he said he was not guilty and that the mate had taken the money from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on him at the station and 1 believe it was taken from his right trowsers pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate."</hi> I am not guilty. I did not touch the money in the glass."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-136" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SWAINE</persName> </hi>. I live at Burton-on-Trent, Stafford shire, and am a labourer—on 9th July I was on a boat going down to Woolwich and made the prisoner's acquaintance; we went off the boat together—my stepson was with me—we had some refreshment and the prisoner paid for two 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of ginger brandy and a glass of ale with a shilling—he asked me if I would have any more—I said "Yes, but I will pay for myself"—he said "No," and changed a sovereign and received 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. back in my presence—I was with him till he went on board the boat again—he went into the cabin several times during the voyage—I went down two or three times, but did not have anything—he went into the engine-room and took my step-son in—he treated the engineer—when we were between London and Southwark bridges he was talking to me and the mate came up and told him his young friend below, the barmaid, wanted to speak to him, and when next I saw him he was in the centre of the boat in the mate's hands—I did not see the money taken from him, but I saw it passed to the barmaid—I did not give my evidence next morning—I was not there till nearly 12 o'clock and it had then been remanded for a week—I had an excursion ticket and had to go back to Burton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was confused, because we were in conversation when the mate came up and it gave me a bit of a turn—the prisoner said that he should leave the boat to get to the office by 4 o'clock—I had never seen him before—I do not know the name of the public-house, but it is near the boat—we had 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of brandy and a glass of bitter ale, which came to 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., when he changed the sovereign.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-137" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MCLEAN</persName> </hi>. The last witness is my step-father—I came to London with him and we made the prisoner's acquaintance on board the boat—I did not see him receive change for a sovereign at Woolwich, as I went out at the back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know what my step-father had to drink there.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770807-622-offence-1 t18770807-name-141"/>Harry Adcock Dixon</persName>, and stealing a watch, his property.</rs> Mr. Dennison
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi> appeared far Thompson</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Thomas; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-142" type="given" value="HARRY ALCOCK"/>HARRY ALCOCK DIXON</persName> </hi>. I am a medical student, of 88, Newman Street, Oxford Street—on 12th July, about 12.40 a.m., I called at a stationer's shop facing Middlesex Hospital—I had left a bottle there for some oil to replenish my lamp—the three prisoners came in with another man and the prisoners called for some lemonade and wanted me to toss them for some cigars—Thomas, the cabman, made offensive remarks about my trowsers and said that I was like a shoeblack—I took no notice and he pushed his black felt hat in my face—I told him if he did that again I should hit him—he pushed his hat again in my face and I pushed him back—he then hit me with the glass out of which he was drinking lemonade—we got out into the street—Williams held me on one side and Thompson on the other—the one who escaped held me round the waist while Thomas was attacking me—Thomas struck me, and directly they let go of me I put my hand to my pocket and my watch was gone, which was safe five minutes before; I pulled it out in the shop when Thomas asked me the time——I called "Stop thief!" and the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I had been to see some friends—I did not hear Thomas ask a man to hold his horse, I was inside the shop—when Thomas put his hat in
<hi rend="italic">ray</hi> face I said I would throw him over the railings if he did it again—he said that he was
<hi rend="italic">Young Hundreds</hi>—he hit me across my face with the glass and cut my lip—after that we went into the street—I
<hi rend="italic">squared</hi> up at him and he struck at me many times; that did not last half a minute, because I was seized by the other people—I did not hear the cabman say he had lost his hat and must look for it, as a policeman was coming and he should be summonsed for loitering.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. Thomas cut my lip and I got the lemonade over me—I did not strike him outside till he struck me—I was in the shop nearly ten minutes before the prisoners came in and ten minutes afterwards—I did not hear the expression "There goes your cab," or "They are driving your cab off"—one policeman came first and another afterwards—one took Thompson and the other Williams—one policeman told me to get into the cab and Thomas drove me half way to the station and then said he would not go further unless I paid him his fare—he was on the box when he said that; I do not know whether he said that through the square hole—I then got out and walked to the station—I do not know how Thomas got into, the station, but he was watched—the acting inspector heard my charge and said "Do you charge the cabman as well?"—the cabman was the acting one of the lot—I made the charge against him first—I did not feel any one touch my watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. The woman was in the shop the whole of the time but she went out during the altercation—she was there when the cabman hit me with the glass—she hit me on my left arm, I said so at the police-court—I also said "The other three persons seized hold of me and in a minute I missed my watch"—I also said "I cannot say whether it was Thompson or the man not in custody who had his arm round me"—I do not know who it was—I do not say to-day that it was Thompson who held my right arm but he was one of the two—the person who held me round the waist did not hold my arm too; I know it was the woman, because the cabman was hitting me—she was found 20 yards away—I saw her taken in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was not the worse for liquor—the man who ran off was in the prisoners company and was on familiar terms with them—he was outside during the fight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-143" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LAWLESS</persName> </hi>. I am a musician, of 7, Francis Street, Tottenham Court Road—I was in Mr. Barnes' shop on the morning of 12th July—I am a friend of his and was in the parlour when the prosecutor came in—I went into the shop and saw the prisoners come in with a man not in custody—they ordered some lemonade—I was talking to the prosecutor, and Thomas told him that his trowsers were too large, large enough for a man of 16 stone—Dixon asked what it had to do with him what clothes he wore, and Thomas said You don't know who I am, I am
<hi rend="italic">Young Hundreds"</hi> and deliberately butted Dixon with his hat in his face, who told him not to do it again, but he did it again—Dixon pushed him away, and Thomas</p>
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<p>struck him with the lemonade glass across the lips-—they tusled and got outside—I went outside but not near them—I saw the other three holding Dixon while Thomas was punching him—when they let go of him the man not in custody ran away, and directly afterwards I heard Dixon say "My watch is gone"—I ran as far as Union Street but could see nothing of him, but Williams ran out—I saw a constable run from Tottenham Street, and then Williams said that the man who had run away had gone up Union Street—I omitted to mention that when Thompson saw the other man run, away he got up and drove the cab off—another witness ran after him, followed him as far as How Street, and caught him—they at last all came back except the third man—some constables came up; one took Williams and another took the other two—I went to the station and heard the charge made.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I saw Dixon and Thomas squaring at each other—I was 10 yards from them, Thomas' back was towards me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. Thomas refused in Cleveland Street, to drive the prosecutor to the station—he demanded his fare and then Dixon, who was inside, got out—that was before starting—I believe Thomas drove his cab to the station; I did not see him get off his cab or go into the station, but I saw Thompson go in—I went inside the station and saw them, all there—I do not know who minded the cab outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. Williams ran to Union Street, but not with me—she said to the policeman "That is the way the man has gone."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770807-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-144" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BARD</persName> </hi>. My father keeps this shop at 20, Cleveland Street—on 12th July, at 12.40 a.m., I was in the shop when Dixon came in—the prisoners then came in with a man who has escaped—the cabman said "Don't be afraid it is only some school mates of mine"—they called for some lemonade and were served—Dixon said we were not very much afraid, and Thomas said "Do you want to fight, because I am
<hi rend="italic">Young Hundreds"</hi>—Dixon said "I should not like to hit you because I have a licence to kill"—the cabman said "You must not talk about killing people and throwing them over the railings," and he said something about Dixon's trowsers being large enough for a 16 stone man, and put his hat in Dixon's face who pushed him away, and then he struck him in the face with a lemonade glass and they went out and fought, and when I got out Williams and Thompson were holding Dixon, and Thomas was trying to strike him; Thomas got on the cab and drove up the street and I followed the cab—Dixon said that he had lost his watch and cried "Stop thief," and followed them—the one who has not been found ran up Union Street, and Williams ran up Cleveland Street, the other two were on the cab—Williams came back, the cab was turned round, and Dixon said "I will give these two in custody"—Williams then came up and he said "I will also include her."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. Thomas drove his cab to the station, but he refused to take Dixon without being paid his fare—I saw him get off his cab at the station—I saw his hat off in the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. Thomas was not holding Dixon, and I cannot swear that Williams was, I know she was there, but cannot say what her position was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 173). On 12th July, about 1.30 a.m., I heard a cry of "Stop thief," and "Police" from Cleveland Street—I went there and saw Williams standing on the other side—she said "The man. who has got the watch has turned down Union Street"—I had previously seen her with Thompson—I went a short distance down Union Street, and</p>
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<p>ran after the cab up Cleveland Street, he drove towards the stationer's shop—Thompson was standing on the dickey with the rein; in his hand—Dixon came up and said that he wished to give the two men, and the female in custody for stealing his watch—I told Thompson to get down off the dickey which he did, and I took him in custody—Thomas said to me "I know nothing of his watch"—I said "If you say you know nothing of his watch let the gentleman ride to the station in your cab"—he went to Williams whispered in her ear, and she walked in the same direction—on arriving at the stationer's shop the cabman had some dispute with Mr. Dixon about his fare, and he got out and walked to the station and charged the three prisoners—on taking Thompson in custody he said "I suppose you will let my wife go home won't you"—I said "I don't know"—Williams then denied being his wife, but said she met him in Regent Circus, and was about taking him home—the cabman said that he took them all up at Regent Circus, and took them to Cleveland Street, and they gave him 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a shilling being his fare, and he
<hi rend="italic">lushed</hi> them four bottles of lemonade—they said that the man who held the horse and escaped was the man who stole the watch, and they knew nothing of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. Thomas had no hat on—I had passed the shop previous to the cry of "Stop thief"—the cab was then standing by itself, nobody was holding the horse—I took Thompson, we all got to the station-house door together—Thompson got off the cab in my presence—Dixon told the sergeant what had happened, and that he had taken out his watch in the shop to see the time—they were all three placed in the dock together, and I told Dixon to tell the whole story, which he did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-146" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KENNEDY</persName> </hi>. I was in the police, but have resigned—I was in Cleveland Street, saw a crowd, went up and a policeman, pointed out Williams and told me to take her in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Thompson says:"</hi> This man and woman hailed me and ordered me to Cleveland Street, they paid me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I never saw them before."
<hi rend="italic">Thomas says:"</hi> We took a cab from the Circus to Cleveland Street; the cabman offered to treat us. He asked another young man to hold his horse's head, and the cabman offered him a drink, he came in and had a bottle of lemonade. The cabman and the prosecutor had some words, the cabman threw something in his face and the prosecutor pushed him, they went outside and had a stand-up fight I took hold of the prosecutor's arm and the female tried to pull me away. The cabman asked him to move the cab on as a policeman was coming, and we went off. I turned back again and the prosecutor said 'I have lost my watch I do not know who the third man was."
<hi rend="italic">Williams says</hi>": We went in and I was on the doorstep and saw the prosecutor and the cabman having a dispute and I tried to
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> Thompson home. The third man ran up Union Street, and nearly knocked me down. I told the prosecutor which way he had run. I stood still and never said anything. The cabman said something about his wife. I was not charged till I had been at the station a quarter of an hour."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thomas received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday</hi>, 9
<hi rend="italic">th August</hi>, 1877.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18770807-625-offence-1 t18770807-name-153"/>James Gill</persName> his master.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-156" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer and live at 110, Cable Street—I was in Cannon Street on the night of the 4th July, returning from Blackwall—I stopped and talked to a labourer I knew—I afterwards sat down on a step, when the prisoner came to me—she did not speak—I said "I don't want your company"—she put her hand in my pocket and took something from it, and said "I've got your knife"—two persons urged me to follow her and I did so, and asked her for my property—she turned round suddenly and kicked me, giving me great pain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never put my hand upon you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 500). Some person who was standing in the crowd gave the prisoner into my custody and gave me the knife—the prosecutor was very excited—I did not see any blow struck.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAWRENCE RYAN</hi> (42)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-159" type="given" value="JAMES DOUGLAS"/>JAMES DOUGLAS WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the bar and reside at 5, Oxford Square, Hyde Park—I have been connected with the Charity Organization Society for some years, and in November, 1874, became secretary—the prisoner was employed in December, 1874, and in February, 1875, became inquiry officer and collector, and in April, 1875, chief inquiry officer—his salary was about 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—his duty was to collect the subscriptions and pay them to Messrs. Twining, giving the donor a provisional receipt, leaving a counterfoil in his receipt book, and to make out a receipt in the secretary's book for the secretary's sig
<lb/>nature, also to be sent to the donor—I produce the secretary's receipt book for 1875, and on the 15th June I find on counterfoil 59 an entry in the prisoner's writing of "Strand Charity Organisation Committee No. 59, St. George's Place. Received of the Duke of Northumberland on the 15th of June, 1875, 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on behalf of the Committee (Signed) D. W."—I have no doubt I signed the receipt itself, but this signature on the receipt pro
<lb/>duced is not mine—the No. is 249, and it reads "15th June, 1875. Re
<lb/>ceived of the Duke of Northumberland, subscription 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I also produce the provisional receipt book, which is the only book out of which the collector ought to have given a receipt, and I find no counterfoil correspond
<lb/>ing with this receipt—the form is different, the initials are in my hand
<lb/>writing—this cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated 15th June, 1875, on Messrs. Hoare's bank, and signed by Stapleton Greville is endorsed "Douglas Walker" and by "Lawrence Ryan"—the "Douglas Walker" is not my writing—I believe "Lawrence Ryan" is the prisoner's writing—I also produce the ledger which was kept by Mr. Poor—the prisoner was responsible for the correct
<lb/>ness of the entries, and it was his duty weekly to see that the balance agreed with the accounts presented in the other books—Poor is dead—the donations appear on the one side and the outlay on the other—both Mr.</p>
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<p>Colenso and I gave instructions to Mr. Poor—this ledger is always produced at the weekly meetings of the society—Ryan generally brought it—I had an interview with the prisoner in June, 1876, when I asked him to account for certain inaccuracies, and he produced receipts and promised to give an explanation on the morrow; next morning he said the receipts were taken from the book, but he could not produce the book—those receipts did not include this one produced—the prisoner was then dismissed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Colenso, who is connected with the society, is also a member of the bar—I did not attend the office every day; I stayed there according to what was to be done—the prisoner was very active—in Decem
<lb/>ber, 1874, the balance to the credit of the society was only 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in December, 1875, it was 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the funds of the society are never large, the objects of the society being to help people to get relief and also to obtain work—there were office expenses—I do not recollect positively whether I was in town on 15th June, but if any business was going on I was—the prisoner had no right to sign my name to a receipt if I was away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-160" type="given" value="STAPLETON JOHN"/>CAPTAIN STAPLETON JOHN GBEVILLE</persName> </hi>. I am a captain in the Navy and private secretary to the Duke of Northumberland, and my office is at No. 2, Grosvenor Place—the prisoner applied to me in 1875 for the duke's sub
<lb/>scription—I gave him the cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. produced and he gave me the receipt produced—the cheque has been returned as paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have received no other receipt for this same 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770807-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770807-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-161" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COOMBS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Messrs. Scotts' Bank, Cavendish Square e—I cashed this cheque on 15th June, 1875, for the prisoner; I knew him as Lawrence Ryan; he endorsed it at my request, though it is to bearer r—I gave him a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, number 49,243 and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. In money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known the prisoner as a police-officer—I think he said he was employed by the Charity Organisation Society—I cannot re
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770807-name-162" type="surname" value="ASHTON"/>
<interp inst="t18770807-name-162" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ASHTON</persName> </hi>. I a clerk at Messrs. Twinings, who are the bankers of this society—I produce a paper marked "E," which shows that 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid into the account of the society in June; it is in Ryan's writing—the payment was in a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18770807-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18770807-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18770807-name-163" type="surname" value="KERLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18770807-name-163" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KERLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody in Arlington Road, Camden Town, on 13th July, under a warrant—he said "I thought it was all over, I paid the money."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took the prisoner for embezzling the sums of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which was another charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-164" type="given" value="JAMES DOUGLAS"/>JAMES DOUGLAS WALKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). The prisoner had no authority to use the money he received in payment of expenses; his duty was to pay all monies received into the bauk, and cheques were drawn for office expenses every week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the duke's subscription was increased in 1875 to 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I sometimes drew cheques, but they were, as a rule, drawn by Mr. Colenso.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CAPTAIN GREVILLE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi>). I never paid anything for the duke before 1875 to this society, but his Grace then told me to pay 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—after paying two years I was applied for a second time for the subscription and shown the book with the entry for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., when I pointed out that the sub
<lb/>scription was 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction for felony at the Sessions House, Clerkenwell, in October</hi>, 1868.
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAM</hi>*
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-168" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Messrs. Gasks, of 58, Oxford Street—on the evening of 8th July, about 6 o'clock, the prisoners asked to see some lace—I showed them some imitation—they asked to be shown some real lace, which I showed them—they said the patterns were not suitable—I watched them and saw Watson pulling lace from the box in such a way as to conceal some of the other lace—I saw Laing take a piece—Watson then said she would bring a piece to see if I could match it—they ultimately chose a piece of frilling and paid for it, and I went away—I followed them and saw Watson pick up some frilling, I did not see her drop it—I then asked Laing for the other piece—she said that was all she had—I said "You have two pieces I am certain, if you have not a third"—she then produced the second piece and I asked her for another—she said she had nothing more of the sort about her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-169" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA DRISCOLL</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the Tottenham Court Road police-station—I searched Watson and found a key on her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-170" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL NISBETT</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Gasks—the prisoners were in our shop on 8th July—I saw Watson drop some frilling—I called Laing into the side room and questioned her about some lace—nothing more was said till the prisoners were given in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was behind the prisoners who were about 2 yards apart—I picked up the frilling—Watson wore the same jacket she has on now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 39). I took the prisoners into custody on 9th July and charged Watson with stealing three pieces of lace—she did not my anything—she gave me an address—I went there and found nothing—at Laing's I found ten pairs of gloves not owned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Laing said to Watson "It is very wrong of you to bring me into this."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> the defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I live at Thornhill Road, Leyton, and am a ware-houseman, in partnership with Mr. Spall, of 120, Cheapside—on Saturday, 9th June, I closed the premises in the afternoon about 2 o'clock—there is a duplicate lock, a bar, and Chubb's patent padlock—on the Monday I went to the warehouse with my son and found the door had been broken open and found the bolt, bar, and Chubb's look on the post—a box was misting which contained 142 dozen of silk handkerchiefs, and the contents of other boxes were strewn about the floor—the boxes had been tied up for shipment</p>
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<p>—I have seen some of the goods at the police-station at Mile End Road-l have selected these samples (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from those I saw there—I also pro-duce a sample of the scarfs of which I missed forty-four dozen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I received the first parcel from Mr. Wood and the second from Mr. Child—some of the goods are sold and others are in the warehouse—the scarfs are made especially for our house by Messrs Pow
<lb/>nall & Sons, of Macclesfield; in fact all the goods are made for us we are the sole agents. '</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-176" type="given" value="FREDERICK JAMES"/>FREDERICK JAMES WOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at 241, Tottenham Court Road and am a commercial traveller, employed by Messrs. Maby & Co., collar manu
<lb/>facturers, Wood Street—I have been there seven or eight years—I have known the prisoner three or four years—I met him on the 12th of June outside his shop in the Mile End Road—there are macintoshes and India rubber goods in the window—he said "Can you sell some silk handker
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Per dozen in cash for the handkerchiefs—I bought them on the following Monday—I saw the prisoner again on the Tuesday with the detective who took him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The goods passed into my possession eight or nine days after I spoke to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-177" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CHILD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector City Police</hi>). I received a communication from the last witness on the 13th or 14th of June, in consequence of which I gave him instructions and went with him on the 26th to the prisoner's premises, and took the prisoner into custody—before doing so I saw the prisoner come out of his shop and look up the Mile End Road—a few minutes afterwards a potman named Laskey, came out of Mr. Johnson's house with four parcels—I stopped him and examined a parcel, tearing the paper wrapper and seeing they contained silk handkerchiefs—I took them to the prisoner's house and said "I am a police officer, I have here some parcels of silk handkerchiefs which have been stolen"—they have been left at the premises of Mr. Johnson, and this man says "You left them there, will you come and see"—on the way he said "I left them with another man, I will tell you who they belong to"—I then took him to Mr. John
<lb/>son's, and he denied having left them there, but Mr. Johnson said "Yes, you left them yesterday"—the prisoner said "I will tell you the man they belong to, and pulled out of his pocket some money and put it into John
<lb/>son's hand saying "That is the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I got of you this morning"—Johnson said "You got no 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I don't know what you mean "—the prisoner said You know—Johnson said "I don't know anything at all about it"—I then said to the prisoner "I shall have to charge you with having stolen these silk handkerchiefs from the premises of Messrs. Spall of 120 Cheap
<lb/>side; you will also be charged with receiving them, well knowing them to be stolen—he said "I did not steal them, I will tell you the man they belong to—I said "You keep on saying you ill tell me, but you do not do so"—after some hesitation he said "I got them of a man named Lee, at 4, Jupp's Road"—I asked the prisoner if he had any books—he reached down some invoices and gave them to me—I said "Do these refer to these goods" he</p>
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<p>Lid "They refer to the goods in my shop"—I said "You said I bought them of Lee, have you anything to shew that'—he said "I did not buy them from Lee, but you did not find them in my place"—I took him to the police-station, and there I found the parcel contained ninety-four dozen and four silk handkerchiefs and two dozen silk scarfs—I afterwards shewed him a few of the other samples of silk found in his house—he said "Yes, I got hem from the other man Lee"—the day previous I had received from the witness Wood, forty-eight dozen handkerchiefs, and forty-four dozen strips of silk—these were shewn to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to Jupp's Road, and found that Mr. Lee lived at No. 2—the prisoner said "I think it is No. 4"—I could not find Lee—lit is difficult for me to say whether he has absconded.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-178" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a rope and twine manufacturer, carrying on business at Waite's Place, Mile End, and live at Bow—the prisoner came to me on 25th June and asked me to allow him to leave a parcel at my place and to send one of my men for it—I gave him permission, and when the man brought the parcels the prisoner asked me to allow him to repack them, which I did, and he went up into my office for the purpose and was there an' hour—he then left the parcels at my premises, but afterwards came and fetched one himself—the next day the potman of the Fountain public-house came for them and took the four that were left—afterwards Child came in company with the prisoner—the prisoner denied all knowledge of the parcels, but afterwards said he bought them of a man named Lee—I had no business transactions with the prisoner, and when he said he had borrowed money of me in the morning it was not true—I gave the money which the prisoner handed to me to the detective—I do not know Lee.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner eighteen months—he did not offer to sell me any of the scarfs, but he has offered me cloth; he showed me scarfs, and that is what I meant when I said before the Magistrate that he offered them me—he asked me their value; I thought about 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per dozen, but he laughed at me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A third person was present when the scarfs were shown to me, to whom the scarfs were offered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-179" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LASKEY</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Fountain public-house—on 26th June the prisoner asked me to go to Mr. Johnson's and fetch four parcels and take them to his house—as I was taking them the detective stopped me and took the parcels.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-180" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WESTWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I went in company with Child to the prisoner's place of business, when the prisoner was taken into custody—on searching the premises I found some scarfs in a desk in a back room, also in the bed-room upstairs, similar to those spoken to by the witness Thomas—there was also a quantity of cloth and other property—the property was taken to Bow Lane police-station, where it was identified.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-181" type="given" value="WILLIAM CORNES"/>WILLIAM CORNES POWNALL</persName> </hi>. I am the manufacturer of these articles at Macclesfield—Messrs. Spall and Co. are our sole agents—we supply no one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can speak to the goods from the pattern.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Friday, August</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1877.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the bag of vermillion until the cheque was paid—he showed me this invoice "Mr. George Butler, one bag vermillion, at 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., by cash, 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Balance 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Settled same time. S. Broome"—I—was not to pay the cheque in till Monday—Butler did not call on the Monday, and I paid it into my bank on the Tuesday; it was afterwards returned dishonoured—on the Wednesday Midwinter called—he had some sovereigns in his hand and wanted the cheque—I said that I had paid it into the bank on Tuesday afternoon and had not got it—I asked him for the money—he said that he would not leave the. money without the cheque and that Butler was close by and would be at my house in half an hour—they both came in half an hour and Butler asked me if I had got the cheque—I said "No," and that it was not returned from the bank, and I had had no notice of it—he proposed to go to the bank with me—he said he had drawn a cheque for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and if that was paid he doubted whether my cheque would be met—he and I walked to my bank and found that the cheque was not returned from the clearing-house—we then went to his bank in Cornhill—I stopped in a public-house while he went there—he came back in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour and said that the cheque had not been presented, and he could not get it—when he went to the bank he unfastened a black leather bag and took out a cheque-book and a pass
<lb/>book and then put them at the top of the bag—he promised to pay me next day—he has never paid me the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but he afterwards paid me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which he had borrowed of me—the supposed bag of vermillion was opened and found to be sand, similar to that on a heap at the premises I let him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Butler.</hi> You did not tell me where you lived—I gave you a receipt for the rent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Midwinter.</hi> You did not tell me that the parcel con
<lb/>tained vermillion, but you showed me the sample and told me that the vermillion inside was the same as the sample in your hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-188" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>AUGUSTUS HERRING</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with another gentleman, as wholesale druggists in Aldersgate Street—on 2nd or 3rd June Butler came and presented this card and asked me for quotations for articles named on the back of it, and for samples of vermillion—I gave him two—he said that he was in a large way of business as a sealing-wax manufacturer—these two memoranda were afterwards handed to me by a man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-189" type="given" value="JOHN ALFRED"/>JONN ALFRED WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Metropolitan Bank—the prisoner Butler kept an account there—I believe these two orders to be in</p>
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<p>his writing.
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Please let bearer have camphor and tartaric acid. Charles Butler." "Please deliver 1/2 cwt. of camphor."</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-190" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>AUGUSTUS HERRING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). I did not deliver the goods—I received this request to send the goods (
<hi rend="italic">dated June</hi> 9th), and then sent goods to the value of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and sent him an invoice for that amount—Butler afterwards called on me and said "I have drawn a cheque for the full amount of your invoice, but I consider the tartaric acid is rather too high"—I referred to the prices and made a reduction—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the corrected invoice—he said "You can place the balance to my credit or deliver the money"—I said "We will place it to your credit or you can give us a reference"—he said "I am well known, I want them particularly to-morrow"—I said "They shall be delivered for cash on delivery"—I paid the cheque to our account at the London and County Bank, and it came back marked "account closed"—we immediately instructed our solicitors—if I had known that the cheque was on a bank where he had had no account for seven years, I should not have parted with the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-191" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOUDITCH</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, in Messrs. Herring's employ—on 12th June I went to Butler's, at Bethnal Green, with some drugs, and saw Midwinter—I gave him the invoice and the goods and he gave me the cheque and said "It is more than the invoice, have you the change?"—I said "No"—he said "Mr. Butler has gone to the City, and will call for the difference"—I went back and gave the cheque to my master—this is my receipt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Midwinter</hi>, You told me that Mr. Butler was in the City and perhaps he would call or send me for the change, as I lived that way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-192" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HEMMING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Edward Hammings, a hosier, of Cannon Street—on 15th June Butler came and looked out half a dozen sheets and other articles amounting to 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said that he was in a great hurry to catch a train and requested the goods to be sent, and asked for an invoice to let him know how much was to be left out—he gave his address 51, Duke Street, Aldgate—I went there several times and no one was there—ultimately some one who I do not recognise came for the parcel and brought this cheque and I gave the goods to him—we passed it through the bankers and it came back—if I had known that there was nothing at the bank I should not have parted with the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-193" type="given" value="JOHN ALFRED"/>JOHN ALFRED WOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). Butler's account at the Metropolitan Blank was opened on 1st July, 1870, in the name of Charles Stanley Butler, and on 31st December, 1870, there was only 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. standing to his credit—the account was struck off and finally closed by the bank—nothing else has been paid in—these are our cheques, they have been presented to us and returned unpaid—"N. S." was put on one in the hurry of business, hut the others are marked "Account closed."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Butler.</hi> Your pass-book was sent to you in Newgate on the 31st, with some cheques in the pocket—when you left it with us on the 6th it showed a balance of 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as some cheques to that amount were not written up in it then—after all those years there was in pencil a balance due to you of 39
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The book had not been sent in to be made up since 1870—the balance of 39
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was prior to these cheques being entered, which are in the book, it is made up now—they were paid in 1870, and they reduce the balance to 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the money had all been paid, but these cheques were not entered because he had not sent the book to be made up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-194" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BOND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). On 21st June I searched Butler's premises, at St. Andrew's Street, on a warrant, before he was in custody—Daly and Smith were with me—outside the premises I found an empty case, which Mr. Herring identifies as sent with his goods—Butler was taken on the 27th and told the charge—he said "I have either 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 39
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the bank to my credit"—I found on him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a packet of memoranda, and a blank cheque—I showed him the cheque and drew his Attention to the words "account closed," but he still said that he had 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 39
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the bank—I found in his house those drugs and shirts and collars which are identified.</p>
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<interp inst="t18770807-name-195" type="given" value="OWEN"/>OWEN DALY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I went to Butler's premises, at Bethnal Green, and saw Midwinter putting some harness in a cart, and two large bottles containing some liquid—I said nothing to him nor he to me—I had no warrant—I went next day to Cleman Road, Old Ford, and saw Midwinter there and recognised him, and said "You are the person who was removing goods from the premises of Butler yesterday"—he said "Yes, I did"—I said "Who authorised you to do so"—he said "Nobody, I did it because Butler would not pay me any wages"—I said "Are you aware that those bottles containing chemicals are the property of Mr. Herring, a merchant in the City"—he said that he was quite aware of that—I said "Where did you take them to?"—he said I gave them to a man I met in the road, I gave him charge of the horse and cart also—I had a warrant for him and took him in custody—he said "I am quite prepared for the charge"—he was taken to Bow Lane police-station and put in a cell—he afterwards sent for me and told me to go to a house at the corner of Sale Street and Abbey Street, Bethnal Green, and there I should find 34-bottles of chemicals which, had been obtained from Mr. Herring, and he had taken them there under Butler's directions—he gave his address Park Street, Mile End—I went there on 26th June and found in a stable five other bottles which Mr. Herring identified—it is a cab yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Midwinter.</hi> You told me at the station that you took them by Butler's orders, and in his presence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was no case against Midwinter.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Butler's Defence.</hi> Midwinter was my servant, and acting under my orders; I issued this cheque on the faith of there being a balance at the bank, not knowing that it was so short, the book not being made up. It is a very painful thing to tell the jury, but I got into trouble and was sentenced to seven years' penal servitude, and the cheque-book and pass
<lb/>book laid at my house all that time, showing a balance of nearly 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and when 1 came back the book not being made up I believed that I had that amount at the bank. I took the premises to put my father into work as I had to keep him. All the goods have been returned.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BUTLER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at Kingston, in October</hi>, 1870,
<hi rend="italic">and sentenced to seven years' penal servitude, to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that he was still under a ticket of leave—
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