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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OWDEN, MAYOR. THIRD 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, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT HORTON</hi> (22)</persName>
<hi rend="italic">were indicted for</hi>
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<interp inst="t18780114-143-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>a forcible entry.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">After the opening, the defendants stating, under the advice of Counsel, that they would</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">found that verdict.—
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Green and Barrett; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Darch</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-7" type="given" value="EVAN"/>EVAN ISAAC</persName> </hi>. I am a tin-plate proprietor at Pont-y-dulas, South Wales—on 15th October I consigned 40 boxes of tin plates to R. and W. Pullen, of Gracechurch Street, London, by the Great Western Railway—25 of the boxes contained 225 plates in each box, and 15 of them 112 in each—the 15 boxes arrived safely—these plates (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are similar in size and character to those contained in the 25 boxes—they are 14 inches by 10—the 25 boxes would be worth about 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the boxes were made of elm, bound with hoop-iron similar to the pieces produced—I afterwards heard that the 25 boxes had not been delivered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am a foreman porter in the service of the Great Western Railway Company at the Paddington goods station—on 17th October it was my business to send off various things consigned to that station—among other things I saw 25 cases of tin plates coming from Pontydulas for Messrs. Pullen, of Benett's Place, Gracechurch Street—they attracted my attention—I could see that they were tin plates—I saw them put into Keats's van—I counted them; they were correct—these plates and pieces of cases are similar to those I saw.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEATS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the service of the Great Western Railway—on 17th October I was van guard of van No. 810—I remember</p>
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<p>having 25 cases of tin plates—I left the station with them about 9 that morning—they were directed to R. and W. Pullen, Gracechurch Street—I was to take them to the Victoria Dock—there was nothing else in the van—I was too late for the docks—I pulled up at a beershop in Commercial Road, put the nose bags and cloths on the horses, and went to have a little refreshment—I was away about seven minutes, and when I came out the van and horses were gone; there were two horses to the van—that was about 10 minutes to 5 in the afternoon—we hunted about for about three-quarters of an hour to see if we could find the van, and then went to Arbour Square and gave information to the police—I had a man along with me, he went with me to have refreshment—I saw the van next morning at the Hoxton police-station, but not the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-10" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MCCROW</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of the South Western Railway—on 17th October about 5 o'clock I was with my van in the Bethnal Green Road, and saw the van 810 with two horses coming towards me at a pace of about 9 or 10 miles an hour, driven by the prisoner Barrett—I did not know that it was Keats's van—on 14th November I went to the police-station, and there picked out Barrett—I am quite sure he is the man who was driving the van—he crossed my horse's head, coming from the direction of Sale Street, and about 100 yards from it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>. The vans are sometimes driven by different men—it was not dark, it was getting that way—I saw the man for about two minutes—I was not at the first hearing before the Magis
<lb/>trate—I heard of it, and heard that Barrett was in custody, when I went and picked him out—he was wearing a cap at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The van was going towards Dalston—I picked Barrett out of about thirteen persons—I did not know him before—I was asked to go and see if I could recognise the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-11" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN ORAM</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Oram, of 7A, Martha Street, Dalston—on 17th October, about 5 o'clock, I saw a Great Western Railway van draw up at our house—the driver got out of the van, put the nose-bags and cloths on the horses, and left them and went round the corner—Barrett is the man—the van remained there till about 10 o'clock, when the police took charge of it—I afterwards saw Barrett when he was in custody, and picked him out of nine or ten others—I have no doubt about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>. I had no hesitation; I picked him out immediately; he had on fustian trousers, a black coat, and a billycock hat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-12" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi>. 597). On the night of 17th October, between 9 and 10 o'clock, I went into Martha Street, and found a pair-horse Great Western van, No. 810—I took it to Kingsland Road station, and then to the green yard—the nose-bags and rugs were on the horses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-13" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN O'CALLAHAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). On 29th October, about 7 p. m., I went to 36, Sale Street, Bethnal Green; it is a greengrocer's shop—it is about a mile and a half from the Stepney station, and about half a mile from Martha Street—I went to execute a search warrant there—I saw Green in the shop with his daughter and Darch—I asked Green who Darch was; he said either "my son," or "my son-in-law," I can't recollect which—I told him I had come to execute a search warrant—he said "Very well, you will find nothing here"—Detective Waller was</p>
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<p>with me, and Green said, turning to Waller, "You know, Mr. Waller, I told you I would tell you if anything was brought to me"—I went upstairs, and searched the upper portion of the premises, in company with Green and a City detective—at the time I entered Green's house I sent two constables to No. 3, Park Place, the door of which is opposite the side gate of Green's house, and the width of the court is only four or five feet—I found nothing upstairs—on coming down into the shop a bag containing ginger was lying in the doorway—Green's attention was called to it by a constable who was with me, and he said "It is a plant, it was not there when we went upstairs, somebody has put it there to ruin me"—there were a number of bags in the shop containing potatoes of almost a similar appearance to the bag containing the ginger, so that I could not say whether that bag was there when I went there first—about this time the constables I had sent to Park Place came into the shop, and said they could not gain admittance—I directed them to force the door open—I afterwards went there—the door opens direct into the kitchen—the fire was alight, and there was every appearance of the place having been recently occupied, but nobody was on the premises—the search warrant was issued with regard to a quantity of chemicals, and I found a bottle of infusion of senna, which was mentioned in the warrant—I found about 25 or 30 cwt. of tin plates similar to those produced, also parts of broken boxes and iron hoops, parts of which I produce, and which have been shown to the witnesses—I also found two firkins of butter, two crocks of butter, three sacks of split beans, a sack of wheat, four canvas wrappers, some silk handkerchiefs, some ostrich feathers, three great-coats of the Irish constabulary, and two pairs of new trousers—these things were found in the kitchen and back-room on the ground-floor, and some in the rooms occupied as a bedroom and sitting-room—there are four rooms in the house, two on the ground-floor and two on the first—the name of "Seamark, Maidstone" was on the wrappers—I took possession of all the things, and they have been seen by the witnesses—Green was taken to the station while the house was being searched—Darch and Green's daughter left while I was searching upstairs—they did not come back—I placed a constable in charge of the house, and he remained there all night—at the station I showed these goods to Green, and said they had been found at 3, Park Place—he said "I know nothing about the place"—I saw this machine there which is used for opening cases without leaving any mark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>. Before I searched 3, Park Place, I asked Green if he had anything to do with those premises, and he said "No, it has nothing to do with me"—I very likely said "Your son-in-law and your daughter live there"—Butterick called my attention to the bag of ginger—I placed him at the door while I went upstairs—he had not been to No 3.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I did not speak to Darch—Green did not call him his intended son-in-law, he either said his son or son-in-law.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 116). About a quarter-past 1 in the morning of the 20th November I went to No. 3, Tighe Court, Milton Street—as I got into the court Barrett put his head out of the window and shouted to me "If you want me, come up here after me"—I was in plain clothes—I said "Is it you, Tom?"—he said "Yes"—I said "Then I want to speak to you"—one of the G division was with me; he went</p>
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<p>and put his hand to the door and it flew open—he went part of the way upstairs, and Barrett said to him "If you come up here I will kick your b—face in"—I took the officer's lantern and went in front of him and said "It is me, Tom"—he said "All right, you can come"—I got up
<lb/>stairs, and he asked me what I wanted—I told him that he would be charged with being concerned with others in stealing and receiving a quantity of drugs, the property of Mr. Connell, of Redcross Street—he said "A b—
<hi rend="italic">y</hi> good charge you have got now."</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-15" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALLER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective K</hi>). On 29th October I was with the inspector when the premises were searched—I saw Darch and Green's daughter in Green's shop—I knew Green before—he had spoken to me about 18 months ago about an occurrence when I went and saw him—I took Darch into custody next morning at Messrs. Bishop's distillery, Ropemaker Walk, Finsbury, where he was employed as carman for about 12 months—I told him it was for being concerned in receiving a quantity of goods at 3, Park Place—he said "I know nothing about them"—I said "You were there last night with Green's daughter and ran away"—he said "Yes, but I know nothing about the goods you are speaking of"—I said "You are married to Green's daughter?"—he said yes, he was there last night, but knew nothing about the goods—he did not say where he was living at that time; on the way to the station he said he was living at 1, Collingwood Street, Shoreditch—on the night in question I assisted in searching Park Place, and found this Bible on the bed in the bedroom; there is this writing in it: "March 25, 1868. This Bible belongs to J. Darch, aged 12 years, a gift from his grandmother, Susan Dean, aged 60 years." On 31st, at the police-court, Darch asked me if his wife was outside; I said "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>. Five or six officers went to Sale Street on this night—I went into the shop in company with the inspector, the other officers had gone to Park Place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-16" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH AKERSON</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector in the employ of the Great Western Railway—on November 3 I went to the Bethnal Green station to look at some tin plates—I counted them, there were 5,656, and the mea
<lb/>surement of them was 14 by 10.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-17" type="given" value="BRADLEY CHARLES"/>BRADLEY CHARLES MUMFORD</persName> </hi>. I am collector to Messrs. Reynolds and Eason, of 43, Bishopsgate Street Without—they have the letting of 3, Park Place; it belongs to a building society—I don't know the name of the tenant—I collected the rent from 22nd August from Green's shop in Sale Street—Darch was the tenant, but in the name of Dean—either Green or his wife gave me that name; the rent was 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and was paid weekly—I went there for it regularly every week—they had a rent
<lb/>book which was produced every time I went, and I signed the receipts—sometimes Green paid the rent, sometimes his wife, and his daughter, I think, only on one occasion—I never saw Darch to my knowledge—I let the house to Green for his daughter and son-in-law—the rent-book was always at Green's premises—the place in Park Place was always shut and the shutters closed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 589
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I know Sale and know Darch—I have seen Green and know his wife and daughter—I used to call Darch up at 5 o'clock of a morning at 3, Park Place—I saw him and Green's daughter together one day, and she said to him "This is our policeman that calls us up in the morning."</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-19" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LEVY</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Park Place—I know Green—I have seen him at his shop in Sale Street, and sometimes have seen him go in and out of 3, Park Place—I know Barrett—I have seen him in the yard of Green's house in Sale Street on several occasions with Green and a man I can't identify, and George and Arthur Green, Green's sons—they were frequently opening cases—they were ordinary cases, such as goods are packed in—I have seen cases arrive, sometimes in a barrow, and sometimes by hand—I have seen Arthur and George Green and Barrett bring them there—I can't say who was living at 3, Park Place—the shutters were mostly closed—I have seen Green and his two sons go in there—I have seen the cases taken away after they were opened—on one occa
<lb/>sion I saw one filled up with horse-dung, and I saw Barrett packing up some brown paper and filling up the case, then it was nailed up and sent away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-20" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH LEVY</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—I know the house, 3, Park Place, the shutters were mostly closed—I have seen Green go in and out there, and Darch also—I have seen cases brought into Green's back yard—they have remained there sometimes 5, sometimes 10 minutes—I never saw anything done to them, only brought out again—one day I saw five brought by Arthur Green—I have seen George Green, but very seldom—I have seen Barrett there several times when the cases have been there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. When I saw Darch there it was mostly in the evening.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-21" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SEAMARK</persName> </hi>. I am a linendraper, of King Street, Maidstone. On 2nd October I saw a parcel of 131 1/2 yards of flannel packed at my premises in a wrapper, with seven empty wrappers enclosed—I addressed it to I. and R. Morley, Gutter Lane—the value of the truss was about 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have been shown four wrappers by Inspector O'Callahan which were found at Park Place, one of which had my direction on it—my name was on them all—it was sent by Larkin and Co., the carriers.</p>
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<persName id="t18780114-name-22" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-22" type="surname" value="CALNAN"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-22" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CALNAN</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Larkin, carrier, High Street, Borough—on 3rd October I received a truss from Mr. Seamark, consigned to Morley and Gray, Gutter Lane—it was placed in a van to be delivered—I checked the truss myself—Bennett was the carman—it left our premises on 3rd October.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-23" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-23" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-23" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-23" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I was carman to Mr. Larkin—on Oct.3 I started with my cart all right, when I got to Morley's I found the truss was not there—I had delivered goods at several places on my way, and had left the cart in charge of the boy—I reported the loss of the truss when I got back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-24" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LITTLECHILD</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Messrs. Bousfield, clothiers, of Houndsditch—on Oct. 23 I sent a package containing three soldier's coats and three pairs of trousers by the Great Eastern Railway—I have since seen and identified them at the Bethnal Green station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-25" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH GARROD</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the service of the Great Eastern Railway—on 23rd October I collected a truss there and took it to the Brick Lane station safe and in sound condition.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-26" type="surname" value="HEAP"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-26" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HEAP</persName> </hi>. I assist at the Brick Lane station of the Great Eastern Railway—on 23rd October, about 11 o'clock, I had to look after a truss coming from Bousfield's and could not find it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-27" type="given" value="HENRY WALTON"/>HENRY WALTON HEMMING</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Messrs. Hodgkinson,</p>
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<p>wholesale chemists, 127, Aldersgate Street—on 23rd October I delivered to Talbot, in one of Connor's vans, a case containing some cod-liver oil and a bottle of senna with other goods to go to the West India Dock; the case was fastened up and in good condition—next day I went to the dock and saw that the case had been broken open and some of the things gone, amongst them the senna—I have since been shown the bottle of senna at the police-station—the case had been opened and fastened again in a very clumsy manner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-28" type="surname" value="UPTON"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-28" type="given" value="JOSEPH PARKER"/>JOSEPH PARKER UPTON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Bowles and Son—on 25th October I had three crocks of butter for Tagg, of Faversham, to go by the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway—I handed them to Ridley, a man in the railway employ, who is now under charge—he signed a receipt for them—the butter was not delivered at its destination.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-29" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-29" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD STREETER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Bowles—Ridley used to call at our warehouse once a day for goods—I have been shown a crock of butter similar in every respect to the three crocks forwarded to Tagg, of Faversham, on 23rd October—I also saw two firkins of butter which I recognised and had seen safe on 27th October.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-30" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROLFE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective K</hi>). I was with the inspector on Monday evening, 29th October, when these premises were searched—I found the constables' overcoats, two downstairs and one between the bed and mattress in the back room upstairs—there are two rooms, a bedroom and living room—I also found this pawn-ticket with the name of Ann Darch on it—at the police-court Darch asked me to ask Emily (Green's daughter) to bring him a pair of trousers—I did so and she brought them—I had seen them hanging behind the door at 3, Park Place, with a coat and waist
<lb/>coat, and I afterwards found that coat and waistcoat in a drawer at Green's house—I also found in Green's house a number of articles that I had previously seen at 3, Park Place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Service of a notice on the prisoner Green in Newgate was proved with a view of proving</hi>(
<hi rend="italic">in compliance with the provisions of</hi> 35
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 36
<hi rend="italic">Vic</hi>.)
<hi rend="italic">a previous conviction of Green of receiving stolen goods; the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">however, entertain
<lb/>ing considerable doubt as to the admissibility of the evidence, it was not pressed</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DARCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">BEN-NETT</hi>
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<interp inst="t18780114-144-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of stealing</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">DARCH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BENNETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before con
<lb/>victed of felony, Green on</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th October</hi>, 1873,
<hi rend="italic">and Bennett on</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th September</hi>, 1875.
<hi rend="italic">There were
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<interp inst="t18780114-144-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>five other indictments</rs> upon which, as to</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DARCH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">no evidence was offered, and he was</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-144-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>ACQUITTED</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780114-145-offence-1 t18780114-name-32"/>London, Chatham, and Dover Railway Company</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD STREETER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated their evidence as in the last case</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-34" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TILLING</persName> </hi>. I am a checker at the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway, Blackfriars station—on 23rd October I saw Ridley's van there—this paper is a copy of the sheet given to the carman, who takes his sheet to the clerk in the office when he comes in—I checked his van about 8.30 p.m.—I looked for three crocks of butter on the van—I only found two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. Your van was nearest to the station clock—I do not remember if it was sheeted, nor if a private van was</p>
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<p>being unloaded, there might have been—the butter was in the centre of the van.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector, Chatham and Dover Railway</hi>). On 25th October the prisoner was out with a van—I received some information the following day about some crocks of butter, and I sent for him and asked him how many he brought in—he said "Three"—I said "There is one missing"—he said "I will swear I placed them on the bank myself"—"bank" means the platform.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. We found the declaration—you also said "If you will let it remain till to-night I will find out how many I did receive"—you did not go with me—O'Callahan was waiting outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALFRED"/>WILLIAM ALFRED PARKES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Railway Inspector</hi>). The prisoner was in the company's service from 16th October till 3rd November—he absented himself on 3rd November without notice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-37" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN O'CALLAHAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On 23rd October I found the crock of butter which has been shown to the witnesses—I took the prisoner on 4th November at his house on another charge—I told him he was apprehended for stealing two flagons of butter, the property of Messrs. Bowles—he said he thought his not coming to work would look suspicious, but his leg had been sore—he said nothing about the butter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I could not come on 2nd November because of my illness.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES RIDLEY</hi> (30)</persName>. was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780114-146-offence-1 t18780114-name-39"/>George Bowles</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t18780114-name-40" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-40" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD STREETER</persName> </hi>. On the afternoon of 27th October I missed two firkins of butter from the roadway near our warehouse in King Street—the police have since shown me two firkins of butter which I am certain is mine—I sent no butter that day by the Chatham and Dover Railway.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not see you that day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-41" type="surname" value="UPTON"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-41" type="given" value="JOSEPH PARKER"/>JOSEPH PARKER UPTON</persName> </hi>. On 27th October the prisoner called with his van about noon—I had no goods for him and told him so—two or three hours afterwards he came again, which was unusual—I said it was unnecessary to call twice—he said that he wanted to make up a load.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-42" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-42" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am 16 years old, and live at 30, Alfred Street, Camberwell, with my parents—I was van guard to the prisoner on 27th October—we left the Chatham and Dover yard at 11 a.m.—the van was empty—we went to Thames Street and got some hops, and presently went to Mr. Bowles's in Smithfield—the prisoner then got down from the van, and told me to run up to Wright's to see if there was anything for the Chatham and Dover Company—I went and was away two minutes—when I came back the prisoner was not with the van, but came a few minutes afterwards—the tarpauling was covered over the van—I went to George Yard—Ridley told me to go—I do not know where he went, but he went away—it took me two or three minutes to go to George Yard—on my way I noticed, for the first time, two firkins of butter in the van under the tarpauling—I did not know if they were there when I went to Wright's—Ridley joined me and the van is the Old Bailey—we called at the booking-office there—I was in there five minutes—we then went to Lavender's—I went in—Ridley stayed with the van—I came out, but saw no more of the van—I went to our booking-office—a man outside told me to—I saw the prisoner there—he was not with the van—I went</p>
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<p>back with him and the van to the last booking-office—I do not know what time we returned to the station—from the time we went to Bowles's till we got back to the station a couple of hours elapsed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. You drove the van to Smithfield—in King Street you said to me "They ain't ready yet, mate," meaning the things at Bowles's—I went twice to Bowles's—the second time I did not take the van—I did not see the butter in the van when I went back to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-43" type="surname" value="PARKES"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALFRED"/>WILLIAM ALFRED PARKES</persName> </hi>. Ridley was employed by the London, Chatham, and Dover Company as a carman on 27th October—I have his delivery note of that day—there are no firkins of butter mentioned in it—Ridley came into the company's employ on 16th October—on 3rd November he did not come to his work.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-44" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN O'CALLAHAN</persName> </hi>. I found the two firkins of butter at 3, Park Place, on Sunday evening, 29th October—I showed them to the witnesses, who identified them as Mr. Bowles's property—I took the prisoner—he said he knew nothing about them—he thought there was something the matter as a South-Western man had told him he was suspected of steal
<lb/>ing them—then he said he had a bad leg, and that accounted for his absence on the previous day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant</hi>.</p>
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<rs id="t18780114-147-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-46" type="given" value="THOMAS FREDERICK"/>THOMAS FREDERICK MUMBY</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, at Lamb's Conduit Street—on Christmas morning between 8 and 9 o'clock I served the prisoner with 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of milk and ¼lb. of butter—he put 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. into my hand—I turned it round to the light and said "This is a bad one, I shall give you in custody, you have
<hi rend="italic">had me</hi> before."—he said "I hope not"—I said "I have got a florin you gave me about a fortnight ago in my desk"—I could not see a policeman, and I took him to the station myself—he had been there on Sunday morning, 9th December, for a pint of milk and 1/2lb. of butter—he put down a florin, I gave him the change and he left—I put the florin in my pocket, where there were only sixpences, and afterwards gave it to a boy with 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; in change for a half-crown—I had no other florin in my pocket, only sixpences, and I put no other coin into my pocket before the boy came—Mrs. Smith, the boy's mother, afterwards handed me a bad florin, which I kept by itself till the prisoner came again, when I gave it to the policeman with the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I know that the florin was taken by George Watts to his mother, and by her to Mrs. Reeves, and back again to Mary Watts, before it came back to me, therefore I cannot swear to it—I generally take down sixpences and small change—that is not applicable to Sundays only—this was 9th December—my milk-book gives me the date—I did not hold him by the collar all the way to the station—he walked by my side.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-47" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WATTS</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother, at 87, Lamb's Conduit Street—on this Sunday morning she gave me a half-crown to buy a loaf—I went to Mr. Mumby and gave him the half-crown for a loaf—he gave me a florin in the change, which I gave to my mother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-48" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-48" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-48" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness—I sent him for a loaf one Sunday in December—he brought back a loaf, a florin, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not keep the florin five minutes—I gave it to Elizabeth Reeves to go on an errand—she brought it back an hour afterwards, and I took it to Mr. Mumby.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I had not marked it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-49" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH REEVES</persName> </hi>. My husband is a farrier, of 87, Lamb's Conduit Street—one Sunday in December Mrs. Watts gave me a florin to buy something—when I got to the shop I found that it was bad—I returned it to Mrs. Watts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I took it to a fruiterer's shop in Somers Town—George Watts was with me—a woman served me—she is not here—she did not bite it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I never lost sight of it—I am sure it is the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-50" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE HANNEN</persName> </hi>. I keep a general shop in Green Street, Lamb's Conduit Street—on Sunday morning, 9th December, a man who I believe to be the prisoner, but his dress is a little altered, bought some tea, sugar, and other things, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a florin—I bent it in a tester, and returned it to him—he took it away and left the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I bent it, and bent it back again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BATEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 379). I took the prisoner on Christ
<lb/>mas day, and told him he would be charged with uttering counterfeit coin to Mr. Mumby, of Lamb's Conduit Street—he said "I did not utter a coin there"—he refused his address—I received this florin and shilling from Mr. Mumby.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He walked into the station, but Mumby's hand was on his coat sleeve—Mumby said "This man has had me before"—the prisoner said "I was never in the shop before."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM J. WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin and shilling are bad—a good florin would not bend easily in a tester, but you can bend any coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-55" type="surname" value="HULL"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HULL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to George Russell Miles, of 1, James Street, Covent Garden—on l9th December I was called up at a few minutes after six, and found that an iron trap in the cellar had been forced up which is flush with the pavement, and which was safe the night before—you can get from the cellar into the shop—I missed about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver and copper from the till in the shop—the prisoner was in my master's employ two years ago—I also missed this padlock and two keys belonging to the trap—they were inside—they were my master's property.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-56" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-56" type="given" value="GEORGE ALFRED"/>GEORGE ALFRED TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 366
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I was on duty on this morning, and found that the iron grating had been forced open—I went to the station for assistance, and the prisoner unlocked the cellar-flap, opened the doors, and came up with the lock and keys in his hand—I asked him what he was doing there—he said that he was cellar porter there—I asked his name—he said "Smith"—I asked where he lived—he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, a knife, and some papers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I am not the man at all—I was not taken from the premises—I was taken in Catherine Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. I took you outside the cellar-door—what you are alluding to is that you tried to escape from the station, but you never got out of sight—I saw you put down the lock and key in the charge-room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. They took me from Catherine Street—I saw the police running after some person, shouting "Stop thief." I ran and was taken, and they said that I was the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-148-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18780114-148-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-148-18780114 t18780114-148-punishment-3"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE LEFTWICH</hi> (22)</persName>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DOUGHTY</hi> (22)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780114-149-offence-1 t18780114-name-59"/>Fanny Green</persName>, and stealing therein two jackets and six waterproof cloaks, her property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-60" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOSSMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 365
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About 1.30 a.m. on 2nd June I was on duty at Hamilton Terrace, and saw the two prisoners jump over a wall in front of No. 84—I went towards them, and on seeing me they ran off towards Hall Road—I sprang my rattle and pursued them, and met them being brought back by two constables—on the way to the station I saw Leftwich drop these two jackets, and Doughty this waterproof—I saw these two waterproofs (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) taken off Doughty at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-61" type="surname" value="CURTIS"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-61" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CURTIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 34
<hi rend="italic">S R</hi>). Early on 3rd January I was on duty, heard a rattle spring, and saw the two prisoners running—I stopped them, and asked them what they were running for—seeing that they were exhausted and out of breath we took them both in custody, and then met Mossman—Leftwich threw himself down—I searched him at the station; he was wearing these two waterproof coats under his coat, and this ring on his finger.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-62" type="surname" value="HODGES"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-62" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HODGES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 32
<hi rend="italic">S R</hi>). I was with Curtis, and assisted in stopping the prisoners—I saw this waterproof taken off Leftwich—I then went to Hamilton Terrace, and in the area of No. 34 I found this third waterproof lying outside the window, and an iron bar close by the door-step—I examined, and found that it fitted the socket of the window-sill from which it had been wrenched—the window was open—there had been two bars, but one was gone—I saw Leftwich searched and two waterproofs taken from him—I was present when Doughty was searched; he also was wearing two waterproofs under his coat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-63" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-63" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-63" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid at 34, Hamilton Terrace—on the night of 31st December I shut up the house at 10 o'clock—there were then two bars to the area window, which were safe, and the window was fastened by a bolt—when I was called I missed these six waterproof cloaks and two jackets; they were in the house the night before—it is a ladies' school.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Leftwich's Defence</hi>. I had been to see a friend home, and saw the bundle on the wall, and we both got over and took them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Doughty's Defence</hi>. It is quite true what my friend says; I am guilty of taking them, but not of robbing the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-149-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-149-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**
<hi rend="italic">They were both further changed with previous convictions—Leftwich</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">at Clerkenwell in February</hi>, 1876,
<hi rend="italic">and Doughty at Westminster in January</hi>, 1877.
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEFTWICH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18780114-149-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-149-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-149-18780114 t18780114-149-punishment-4"/>Eighteen Months'Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">DOUGHTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18780114-149-punishment-5" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18780114-149-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-149-18780114 t18780114-149-punishment-5"/>—Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PUSEY</hi> (18)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-67" type="surname" value="BUCKLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-67" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BUCKLAND</persName> </hi>. I live at Sutton, in the parish of Heston, where I am groom to Mr. Jones—on 21st January, about 5.30 p.m., he was away from home, and I went out and locked up the house—I returned about 6.30, and found the dining-room window, on the ground-floor, broken, and I missed from that room three coats, a pair of trousers, a gold-plated Albert chain, and a burnisher (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—these are them—three shirts are still missing—I then went to Quinlan's, the pawnbroker's, at Hounslow, and there found the prisoner Pusey pawning two coats and a pair of trousers, and he had an overcoat on—I have known him two months; he slept in that room on the Saturday before this—I gave him in custody—I do not know Hope.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-68" type="surname" value="HICKES"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-68" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HICKES</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of Heston—on 2nd January, about 5.30 p.m., I saw Hope walking backwards and forwards, and while I was having some beer at the Old George he came in—I looked him in the face; he is the man—I then heard Pusey in the house; I knew him by his voice—Hope got a light for his pipe and joined Pusey, and they both went away together—Pusey was courting a young woman there—that house is a quarter of a mile from Mr. Jones's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-69" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Rifleman beerhouse, Hounslow—on 2nd January, about 7.15 p.m., Hope came in with a coat on his arm—a friend of mine at the bar said "Have you been travelling?"—he said "Yes, worse luck"—ten minutes afterwards a constable came in with Pusey, who picked up the coat lying beside Hope and put it on—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-70" type="surname" value="QUINLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-70" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL QUINLAN</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of Hounslow—on the evening of 2nd January, Pusey came and produced two coats and a pair of trousers, and said that his name was Liddell, and he lived at Heston, and that the trousers were made for him expressly, at Pennington the tailor's, for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I said "They were never made for you, they are gen
<lb/>tleman's riding trousers"—I detained him and went to the door to look for a policeman, and met the prosecutor and another man, and Pusey was taken in custody—he still persisted that the goods were his own, but afterwards he said that a man gave them to him at the Rifleman beerhouse—two constables brought Hope there, and I asked him whether he gave Pusey the goods—he said that he had never seen them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 83
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On 2nd January, about 8 p.m., I was called into Mr. Quinlan's shop, where I saw Pusey—he had a pair of trousers and two coats on the counter—I asked him where he got the trousers from—he said that a man gave them to him—I asked who the man was—he said that he did not know, but that he was in the Rifleman beerhouse—we went there, and he pointed out Hope as the man—I asked Hope if he gave Pusey the clothes—he said "No"—I took them both to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). The prisoners were brought to the station, and I read the charge—Hope said that he knew nothing about</p>
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<p>it—Pusey said nothing, but only laughed—on the way to the police-court Pusey said "Hope thinks that he will put it all upon my back, but he will not."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hope's Defence</hi>. I was in Mr. Wright's public-house, and Pusey, who was under the influence of drink, woke up, and asked me to shake hands, which I did, and then he asked me to mind his old coat till he came back. The policeman came in with Pusey and said "Did this man give you the clothes?" He said "Yes." I said "It is false." He picked up the coat which belonged to him and put it on—I am innocent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Pusey's Defence</hi>. Hope asked me about two months ago if I knew anybody who went to church on Sundays, as if they had any money lying there he was just the one to break into the house and get it. I said "You have to get your living and I will get mine." After that I was going home and saw him
<hi rend="italic">chuck</hi> a bundle down. I picked it up. He took his own coat off and put a brown one on and asked me to take the other to the pawn-shop and he would give me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-150-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18780114-151-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Stealing a purse and money from the person of
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-75" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780114-151-offence-1 t18780114-name-75"/>Emma Suther
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years each**in Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DAVIS</hi> (50)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Stealing 2 1/2 lbs. of wool, the goods of Joseph Baxendale
<hi rend="italic">and </hi>others—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-152-18780114 t18780114-152-punishment-8"/>Four Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN JOHNSON</hi> (60)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="italic">also to</hi> Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780114-153-offence-2 t18780114-name-79"/>Matthew Atwood Sherring</persName>, and stealing therein 16 forks, 22 spoons, and other articles, his property,</rs> having been convicted of felony in November, 1869—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-153-18780114 t18780114-153-punishment-9"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18780114-153-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES CRAW
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-154-18780114 t18780114-154-punishment-10"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
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<interp inst="t18780114-155-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-155-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>Breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780114-155-offence-1 t18780114-name-86"/>William Kibble</persName> and stealing four watches his property</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-155-18780114 t18780114-155-punishment-11"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment each.</rs> And</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RU
<lb/>DOLPH REUTER</hi> (17)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Unlawfully obtaining two cigar-cases, two card-cases, and other articles by false pretences—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited</hi>.[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image.]</rs> (
<hi rend="italic">See Half-Yearly Index</hi>.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-157-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing a fan, of the
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a porter in the employ of the London and North Western Railway at the Camden station—the prisoner was a porter at the same station—on 20th December, about 8. 30 p m., I noticed a</p>
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<p>small paper parcel sticking out of the side pocket of one of the porter's coats that was hanging up—I gave information.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I don't know how long the coat had been hanging there; they generally hang there all day—the prisoner said before the Magistrate that he had often reported to me finding loose cases, and I said he may have done so—he did not do so that morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-92" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BECK</persName> </hi>. I am a checker in the employ of the railway company at Camden station—on 20th December I remember a box of fans being loaded there—some of the boxes fell out—the prisoner was helping me, and I sent him to stow them up on the bank so as to make room for other goods—that was about 9 a. m.—between then and 8.30 he would have an hour and a half for his meals.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He would leave the premises for his dinner and tea—these goods were unloaded from Pickford's—the lid of a box was broken and the things tumbled out—after he had put them back I sent him to move some bars of iron.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-93" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GWYNNE</persName> </hi>. I am a detective-sergeant in the employ of the London and North Western Railway Company—on 20th December, about 8.30, the witness spoke to me at the station, in consequence of which I ordered all the men to take their coats—I examined the coat which the prisoner took—I found a fan rolled up in brown paper in the outside pocket—if he had found the fan it was his duty either to give it up to the checker or to have sent for me immediately—I asked him to account for its being in his pocket—he said he had been packing up some boxes and it fell out into the run and he picked it up and put it in his pocket—that he was very sorry; it was the first time he had ever done anything wrong—I examined the box and found one empty—each fan was packed in a separate card box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, This is the fan (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was broken as it is now—it was sticking out of his pocket—it might have been pushed in and con
<lb/>cealed—he said "If I have done anything wrong it is the first time."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>), I took the prisoner into custody—I told him what he was charged with—he said "I am very sorry I did it, I have a wife and two children."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. That was said in the presence of the other constable—those were his exact words—I did not take them down—he did not say "If I have done anything wrong."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I had no intention of stealing; if I had intended to steal it I could have made away with it when I went to tea."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K R</hi> 35). I was called to the Black Horse and found the prisoner there—he was given into my custody—I told him the charge—he said "All right"—he afterwards said he did not know how he got there—he appeared as if he had been drinking, but he knew what he was about—the back parlour window had been prised open by a crow
<lb/>bar like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) which I found against the window—it belongs to the landlord, and was usually kept in the yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was at a "lead" in the house that night between 10 and 11—I had a drop to drink, and do not know whether I stopped in the house or not—as to the lead or cigars I know nothing about it.</p>
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<lb/>tences a horse from
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>. Obtaining three pic
<lb/>tures from
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-105" type="given" value="GEORGE DERWENT"/>GEORGE DERWENT RADCLIFFE</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Herman Koekoek, a picture-dealer, of 72, Piccadilly—on 24th September the prisoner called and I saw him—he had called about a week previously—he called to see an English landscape which he wanted to form a centre between two other pictures in his drawing or dining-room—I promised to get some
<lb/>thing to show him—he afterwards decided not to have it—he gave his address, 15, Cavendish Place, Brighton—he said he was going to leave there, but was in treaty for a house about eight miles from Brighton, where he could have some fishing and shooting and amuse himself by looking after the men in the fields—I said I rather liked Brighton and had some notion of going to live there—he said "Well, if you are I will sell you my house"—he said he had bought it before things had gone up so, very cheap, furniture and all—he did not name any price—he did not state the name of the place he was in treaty for—he said they wanted 8,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it, there was 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. differ
<lb/>ence between them, but he had the option of taking it if he liked with the option of purchase afterwards—he said he had a small collection of draw
<lb/>ings, some of Birket Foster's and others, and also a small collection of pictures by the old masters; and he invited me, if I was coming to Brighton, to come and see them—I think he said that the two landscapes he had, for which he wanted one to put between, were by Meadows, and</p>
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<p>I said "Well, Meadows is not a very great man, though he is a pretty painter"—there was a picture standing before him which he said was a very pretty picture—I said "Yes, it is by a very good man"—he asked the price—I said 95 guineas—he said "Well, I will take that"—I showed him another by Bazzani—he said it was a very lovely picture—I said he was a very great man, his pictures realised a very large price, and were increasing in value—he said "I should like to buy that, what is the price?"—I said 160 guineas—he said "If you can give me a little time I should like to take those two"—a drawing by Birket Foster was put by for him—the third picture was by Verbeckhoven—I agreed to sell him the pictures—he took the Birket Foster away with him that day; the others were to be sent, and I sent them the following evening—I have since seen the Birket Foster in the possession of Mr. McLean; the Ver
<lb/>beckhoven in the possession of Mr. Gilbert; and the Bazzani in the possession of Mr. Cochrane—the first thing that induced me to let him take away the Birket Foster was, knowing the family of Elkington to be by reputation first-class, I believed his statement about the house in Cavendish Place and about his having a collection of pictures there, and that he had the power of selling the house—he also represented that he had a good income: that he was a man of independent fortune—it was the different statements taken together that influenced me—if he had said nothing about the house in Cavendish Place and his collection of pictures I do not think I should have parted with any property—if I had been perfectly satisfied he was the man he represented himself to be, I should not have hesitated—if he had been one of the family of Elkington, and a person of independent property; I very likely might have parted with the pictures.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You did not say that you had taken, not bought, the house at Brighton; I swear that—you said you had bought the house and furniture, that it was a beautiful house, and a very nice place—a writ was served on you for the pictures, and execution was issued and withdrawn—there were no goods there of yours—there was an interpleader—I was not told that you had given 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the goods; I heard that you had given a cheque for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was not paid—I had no letter from you stating that your father had promised to accept a bill for you if I would allow the matter to stand over, and that it would be all settled after Christmas.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-106" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA BLOTT</persName> </hi>. I reside with my mother at 5, Cavendish Place—we are joint owners of No. 15—in August last we let that house to Mrs. Hewit
<lb/>son, the prisoner's mother-in-law—I have frequently seen the prisoner there—the furniture in the house was the property of myself and mother—we have not received any rent in respect of Mrs. Hewitson's occupation—she left behind her a box of electro-plate, a looking-glass, and a few pictures, which were afterwards valued at 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the rent due was 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I saw you and negotiated with you as to the taking of the house—I did not see any one else about it—I don't know that the first lease was drawn in your name—you were security for the rent under the second lease—you told me you were taking the house for a lady in re
<lb/>duced circumstances; the house was not yours—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a copy of the lease—you told me that the house was taken by you for Mrs. Hewitson more as a matter of charity than anything else—you have a right under the lease to purchase the house from us. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a Memo
<lb/>randum</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of Agreement to rent the house and furniture at</hi> 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">per annum, with the option of purchase</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. It was from Mrs. Hewitson that I got the authority to sell the things that were in the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-107" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ATTENBOROUGH</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 72, Strand-on 26th September the prisoner pledged a picture with me for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was described as a painting, framed, 27 in. by 29 in.—the story of the picture was "A Declaration of Love, by Louis Bazzani, of Rome, 1877"—the contract-note was signed by the prisoner in my presence, "F. Elkington, 15, Cavendish Place, Brighton"—I find by an endorsement on the con
<lb/>tract-note that it was removed from my premises on 20th December, 1877, and the money paid—I saw the picture at the police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-108" type="given" value="THOMAS MILLER"/>THOMAS MILLER MCLEAN</persName> </hi>. I am a picture-dealer in the Haymarket—on 24th September the prisoner came to my gallery and showed me a picture by Birket Foster; I have it here—he said it belonged to a lady at Brighton, and she wished to sell it—I gave him a cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—I have shown the picture to Mr. Radcliffe.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-109" type="surname" value="GILBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am a picture-dealer in South Molten Street—the prisoner came to me in October with a picture by Verbeckhoven, and wanted to borrow money upon it—I understood it belonged to himself—he did not make any statement about it—I lent him 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on it, and took his acceptance at a month, taking the prisoner as collateral security—when the bill became due it was dishonoured—a question was raised as to the originality of the picture, and I went to Mr. Koekoek, and when Mr. Radcliffe saw the picture he identified it, and subsequently got it back, paying me my money—it was seized under the Sheriffs warrant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. You called on me two days before you were arrested to redeem the picture—I told you the Sheriff had taken it, and you said you would go and see about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I looked upon myself as the owner of the house, and was trying to sell it—I was in negotiation with one gentleman, and it was only a question of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. between us, and he wanted to give me bills instead of money, and as I had to pay Mrs. Blott in hard money I could not do it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The false representation alleged in the First Count was that the prisoner was an officer in a certain regiment, and as the only proof offered to support that averment was the production of the Army List, and inquiries made by the prosecutor and his solicitor, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held that the First Count could not be sustained; as to the Second Count, although there seemed to be some confusion in the mind of Mr. Radcliffe as to what was the particular pre
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<interp inst="t18780114-161-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Stealing, whilst employed under the Post Office, two post-letters, one containing a diamond ring, the property of
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-111" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780114-161-offence-1 t18780114-name-111"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-161-18780114 t18780114-161-punishment-15"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> And</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Stealing 1 cwt. 2 qrs. of nutmegs of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780114-162-offence-1 t18780114-name-113"/>Thomas Vacher Low</persName> and Others, his masters, having been before convicted on 20th April, 1876, at the Thames Police Court—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited</hi>.[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Feloniously marrying
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-163-18780114 t18780114-163-punishment-17"/>Three Months' Im
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> 11
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<hi rend="italic">It was stated that a Mr. Mackarness could take him into his employment</hi>.)—
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognisance</hi> in 100
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<hi rend="italic">to appear and receive judgment when called upon</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">for to nick</hi>"— we started running away, and the prisoners ran after us, and knocked my brother down, and took his money—I went to help my brother, and they took hold of me, and took my money away, and my broom, and ran away—I knew Barrett before, but not the other two—I am sure they are the boys—I told a policeman, who brought them to me I next day, Sunday, in custody—I knew them as soon as I saw them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 397). I took Shepherd in Uxbridge Road, and told him the charge—he said "I was not there; I was at the Scrubs at a pigeon-shooting, and came past there about the time"—I also took Parker—he said "I was not there, I was at home, and went to bed at 3. 30, and went to Marylebone Theatre afterwards"—the prosecutor identified them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 218 X). I took Barrett in bed, at 21, Bangle Street, and told him the charge was being concerned with two men in custody, for robbing a child at Shepherd's Bush—he said "I was there, but had nothing to do with it, and do not know the other boys."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barrett</hi>. I did not say that I was there at the time, I said that I was with my mother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Parker says</hi>: "I am innocent. I was at the Marylebone Theatre when it was done, the boy who was with me is here; I did not see these boys all day, and was not there when it was done."
<hi rend="italic">Barrett says</hi>: "I came out of a coffee-shop at 5, met mother, and was with her from 10 minutes to 6, and was in the Shepherd's Bush market after leaving home."
<hi rend="italic">Shepherd says</hi>; "I was at the pigeon-match at the Scrubs till 5, then went for a job; I waited for the other boys, and went home with them; I know nothing about it, and did not get home before 8 o'clock."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-126" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN NEVITT</persName> </hi>. I am 18 years old, and am a carpenter's labourer—I know Parker and Shepherd—on Saturday, 15th December, I went to Marylebone Theatre, about 5. 15, and about 5 minutes after I went in Parker came in, and sat behind me till 11.30—sixpence is the price for going in, but I went across the stage, which is 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. extra—I do not know whether Parker came in the same way—the theatre is about two miles from Uxbridge Road station—I came here because the constable came and inquired for me, and this paper was given me at Hammersmith—I have never seen Parker at the theatre before—three or four
<hi rend="italic">chaps were</hi> with me, but they are not here—they saw Parker, but they did not know him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I fix the time as 5.15, because I had just got off a
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-127" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BARRETT</persName> </hi>. Barrett is my son, and lives in the next house to me under the same landlady—on Saturday evening, the day of this occurrence, I do not know the day of the month, a neighbour of mine was going to meet her husband by train; I went with her up Uxbridge Road, about 5.15, and my boy stood there alone—I stood with my friend watching the passengers come up the steps till 6 o'clock—her husband did not come, and she would not wait any longer—there were no boys but my boy there during that time—I went away home leaving him there, and saw no more of him till bed-time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barrett</hi>. There was a policeman in Uxbridge Road, and if we had done anything wrong the boys could have told him.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-165-18780114 t18780114-165-punishment-19"/>One Month's Imprisonment each</rs>, and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-165-18780114 t18780114-165-punishment-20"/>Three Years in a Reformatory</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. My watch was safe when the horse fell—the fireman got down, and asked if I wanted assistance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I saw his hand let go of my chain—I have not seen my watch since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a few odd coins found on him, but no watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I have nothing more to say than what I have said, I call no witnesses here."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I know nothing about the watch—they have made a mistake and taken the wrong man. I had bought one dozen of figs in a little paper bag. I was eating the last one, and when the gentleman said "You have taken my watch," I dropped the last one because I was so struck. The boy said at the station that he saw me with the chain in my hand. I said, "I know nothing about your watch; I will not move from the place," and I stood there till the policeman took me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Through an Interpreter</hi>). I am a stonemason, and live at the South-Western Chambers, Wandsworth Road—on Saturday night, 5th January, about a quarter to 12, the prisoner came up to me near Temple Bar, and asked me to treat her—we went to a public-house, and I paid for some drink—she was then on my right side, and I took my purse out of my left trousers pocket, took some money out, and put the purse back in my left pocket—we remained there about a minute after that, she still being on my right side—we both left together, and when we had got about fifty yards beyond Temple Bar I missed my purse, which had in it, when I put it back into my pocket, two sovereigns, two half-sovereigns, a German twenty-mark piece, and some German and English small change—when I missed my purse I turned out my pockets—the prisoner wanted to get away from me, but I caught hold of her, and called out "Go with me," and she said "Go with me"—a woman came up and said something to her, and wanted to take her away, but I said "You must stop with me till the police come"—the prisoner had talked to another woman when we were in the public-house—that was not the woman who came up afterwards—no one was near my left-hand pocket after I put the purse back but the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I did not treat the other woman—I left the public-house first, and the prisoner followed me—when we got through the Bar I put my hand in my pocket and missed my purse, and then I asked her to go with me—she said "No, I will not go with you, you had better come with me"—I cannot speak English, but I made her understand—I made signs that she should go with me, and she made signs that I should go with her—that was after I had missed my purse—when I called "Police" she wanted to get away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-137" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT FOX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 340
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On Sunday morning, 6th January, at 12.10, I was at the top of Essex Street, Strand, and saw Sainfert holding the prisoner—I went up and he made signs that she had taken his purse and money—I took her to Bow Street station, and he charged her, through an interpreter, with stealing two sovereigns, two half-sovereigns, a twenty-mark piece, and some small change—she said "Was it all in English money?"—that is all she said—1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. were found on her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prosecutor did not come up on the Monday morn
<lb/>ing until I fetched him.
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<hi rend="italic">For the case of</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MCDAID</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">commenced in this Court to-day, and con
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">also to four other indict
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 176
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on 8th December—I told him he would be charged with drawing a cheque, and asked him who gave it to him—he said a man outside gave it to him—I said "What kind of a man was he?"—he said he was a short dark man, he did not know anything of him, and that he was very sorry, but he was innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN SMITH</hi>. I live at 12, Peele Place, Kensington, and am a coach
<lb/>man—on the 26th December, about a quarter to 9, I was passing 326, Fulham Road, when I saw Fondsford come out—I took hold of him—he dropped the shawl and a clock (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I caught them, and under his coat I found this jemmy—I left the shawl at the next house and went for assistance—a constable got over the wall at the back, and I saw Appleyard in custody—I saw him drop a box of matches and a candle—I took them to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. Appleyard dropped the candle and the matches three yards from the front door—I picked up the matches and another witness the candle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I should have seen the candle and matches if it had been light enough—I did not see them picked up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780114-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-153" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD JURY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">R</hi>). I called at these premises on the night in question, and saw some marks on the door where a jemmy had forced the lock—I got assistance and got over the wall at the back—I heard some one unbolt the back door, and Appleyard came out—I took him, and he attempted to take something out of his pocket behind—I threatened him with my truncheon—I said "What have you got there?"—he said "Nothing"—I found these matches and candle—I took him to the station and searched him, and also Fondsford, and found on them these two bracelets, a top of a walking-stick, and a pipe.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FONDSFORD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I was on duty on 30th December, when I heard the cry of "Stop thief"—I saw the prisoner running along Short's Gardens—I ran after him, and told him I should detain him till the other officer came—he said "I am not the man"—I am sure he is.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I could not run, I had no boots.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 1st De
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I gave him 4
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not offer you 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I asked you what amount, and you said 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective D</hi>). On the 14th or 16th December the prosecutor charged the prisoner with the offence in question—he said he was sorry, but the prosecutor would get his money back if he would allow him time—I went with the prisoner to Hampstead, but only with a view of keeping him in sight till I saw the thing clear.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in his, and he could draw 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that night—I declined.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN IVORY</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, College-Place, Camden Town—I am the landlord of 1 and 2, Middleton Road, Wood Green—the tenants' names are Dorner and Purchase.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate was that Mr. McLennon asked him to look out for two houses for him, and that as he knew Mr. Hammond had two to sell, he took the prosecutor to see the houses, that the deposit was left in his hands, but before he could return it he was given into custody, and that he himself had been deluded</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lopes</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">together with</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">for</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN,</hi>
<hi rend="italic">con
<lb/>ducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NICHOLSON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Dimsdale, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Moore</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">After the</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">that, as far as the facts were concerned, he was unable to alter them, but, re
<lb/>ferring to the case of Reg</hi>. v.
<hi rend="italic">Willshire, reported in the last number of the Session Paper, vol</hi>. 87,
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 85,
<hi rend="italic">he would take the opinion of the Court whether the document in question, being signed by the parties in their own</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">genuine names, came within the legal definition of a forged instrument</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE LOPES</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Ritson</hi>, 1
<hi rend="italic">st Law Reports, page</hi> 200,
<hi rend="italic">and supported by various dicta from works of authority on the subject</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners then stating that, under the advice of their Counsel, they would</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS IRVING TAIT</hi> (39)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DRAKE</hi> (55)</persName>,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780114-176-offence-1 t18780114-cd-2"/>7th October, 1874</rs>, a certain deed purporting to be a lease, with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">only</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The said prisoners were then charged
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<interp inst="t18780114-176-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>;
<hi rend="italic">as to</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">TALBOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">no evidence was offered, and she was</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-176-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>ACQUITTED</rs> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">entered a</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780114-176-verdict-4" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18780114-176-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOLLE PROSEQUE</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">with regard to</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK DIMSDALE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-176-18780114 t18780114-176-punishment-30"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">TAIT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-176-18780114 t18780114-176-punishment-31"/>One Year's Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780114-177-offence-1 t18780114-name-178"/>Annie Louisa Smith</persName>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">It appealed upon the medical evidence that the deceased was suffering from acute disease of the heart and lungs and other organs, and that her death might have arisen from those diseases, without being caused or accelerated by the violent act of the prisoner</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and a piece of paper, on which was written "Chicago Bonds"—he after
<lb/>wards called and introduced the prisoner, and two bonds were produced (
<hi rend="italic">Numbered</hi> 2275
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 2493)—I gave the prisoner a crossed cheque for 326
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for one of the bonds—he gave his name F. A. Randolph—he left this sold note with me, "Sold by F. A. Randolph, of 19, Claydon's Terrace, Clapham"—I sold the bond to W. H. Bishop, who gave me a cheque for the amount, and some days afterwards the bond was returned to me marked "Counterfeit"—I have had to pay Mr. Bishop the money and the expenses.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The bonds were issued in July, 1859—they are not marked on the London Stock Exchange—I generally require an introduc
<lb/>tion to persons I buy of—I am not a member of the Stock Exchange—I have no book by which I can see whether Mr. J. R. Young is the secre
<lb/>tary of the Chicago Railway Company—I assumed the bonds to be genuine—they are 7 per cent. bonds for 1,000 dollars, which is about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-182" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 1, Gresham Buildings, Basing
<lb/>hall Street—this card of mine is an old one—I became acquainted with the prisoner a short time anterior to March, 1876—I knew him by the name of F. A. Randolph, of 19, Clayland Road, Clapham—I became ac
<lb/>quainted with him by his calling on me and saying that a client named Field had recommended him to me—he did not give Mr. Field's Christian name or address, and I never knew what Mr. Field it was; it was a hurried interview, and it was never discussed afterwards—he said that his name was Randolph, and I understood him to say from America—I issued a writ for him in the Common Pleas, and later on he said that he had some valuable securities which he wanted to realise, or had got to realise—that was about 6th or 7th July, when I had asked him for some
<lb/>thing on account of the action pending—I sent my clerk to introduce him to a stockbroker, but I did not know to whom he was going—I never saw the securities, nor did he say what they were—on the same evening he brought me this cheque for 326
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was post-dated, and asked me to cash it for him—I agreed, and paid it in to my private account at Woolwich, where I have a local office; and on the morning of the 28th I sent Mr. Smith, my manager, to get a draft on Glyn's for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which he brought me in notes, and I gave them to the prisoner, who, I believe, was waiting—I kept back 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as there was about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. due to me for costs—I feel sure that I took a receipt, but I cannot find it—I saw the prisoner a day or two afterwards, when he said "How is my action going on?"—I cannot fix the date—I set the action down for trial, but had to drop it, as he never came back—he had not told me that he did not intend to come again—I do not know when he left Clapham—I did not receive a farthing for the introduction to Mr. Chick—I did not know that my clerk had introduced him to Mr. Rossett, or I should not have allowed it—I am not acting as his solicitor now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. When he first came to me he had purchased some furniture and paid the major part of the money, and the person who had lent it to him went one day and took a portion of it away—as far as my information goes it was a perfectly legal claim—the only name known to me was Randolph—at this time in July Eldon was my clerk; he had not then been convicted, nor did I look upon him as a person who would be likely to commit himself—he was my head clerk—he did not say to me in the interval between introducing the prisoner to Mr. Chick and turning the cheque into cash "Mr. Randolph says they cannot
<hi rend="italic">squeak</hi> for 10 or 15 days;" there was never a whisper of it—I never heard it suggested that the prisoner had used that expression till Eldon was in the witness-box—I subsequently discovered that the prisoner is most highly connected, that he is the son of a Canon of St. Paul's and the Vicar of Ruislip, but had no notion of that when he was my client—I never saw Webster, who took the bonds to Mr. Kingwell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I heard a warder give evidence that the prisoner had</p>
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<p>penal servitude in 1868, and that there was a previous conviction before that, and that the names he passed by were Jones and James, but I know nothing of him except as Randolph—when I last saw him at my office I had not heard that there was anything wrong about the bonds—it was August before he was apprehended—I did not know that my clerk had received any money, neither did I charge even the ordinary 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I know that the prisoner's real name is Francis Pack.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">In custody</hi>). I am a prisoner in the House of Detention undergoing a sentence of six months for stealing—in July, 1876, I was Mr. Chapman's clerk, and had been so since February—I knew the prisoner, but only as Randolph; I thought he was an independent gentle
<lb/>man—I was spoken to about realising some bonds, and made inquiries of Mr. Chick, and afterwards went with the prisoner to Mr. Chick—that was, to the best of my belief, on 26th July—I introduced the prisoner to Mr. Chick and gave him Mr. Chapman's card—I had never seen Mr. Chick before—the prisoner said "I want you to go to a place, you will see the name of Chick on the blind"—I told Mr. Chick that I was Mr. Chapman's clerk, and was present when the prisoner gave him two bonds and received a cheque—it was just 4 o'clock, and Mr. Chick said that the cheque would be of no service then, but the prisoner said that he could make use of it, and Mr. Chick gave it to him; it was dated the 27th—on the same day, 26th, we were at a public-house, and I said "Is there any
<lb/>thing funny about the bond?"—he said "No, why?" and he said "They cannot squeak for 13 days"—he said, as to the action, that he should have to go—I said "What, show the white feather"—he said "Well, I shall be away, and the principal witness is a lady, and it won't be con
<lb/>venient to have her called," and that he had given Mr. Chapman 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was very exorbitant—I saw him again on the 27th and following day—Mr. Chick gave me a half-sovereign, and the prisoner gave me a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note about the 28th or 29th—I proposed to give him change for the note, but he said "Oh, no," and I took the whole note—two or three days alter I introduced him to Mr. Chick I saw him at Mr. Chapman's office—he gave no address, and I did not know where he went to—the action was dropped—I next saw him at Guildhall in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was not in Mr. Chapman's service when I was taken in custody, I had left some months—I was convicted in reference to a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bank note being taken from an old gentleman's pocket who was drunk—I was tried with somebody else—I did not say that it was the other person who did it—I am not aware that the prosecutor's action was set down for trial—I did not say to him that I should be glad if he would lend me some money, as I had a sick wife and was in poverty—I had not a sick wife and I was not in poverty—the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was given me as a gratuity—I never had a penny from him as a loan—I did not say at Mr. Chick's when the cheque was given, "Oh, it is all right, we can put it through our bankers"—I was tried in August, 1877—it was a small decrepid old dwarf whose money was taken—that was a fortnight or three weeks before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-184" type="given" value="ALFRED YOUNG"/>ALFRED YOUNG CHICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.) When the cheque was given at nearly 4 o'clock, a difficulty arose about it being crossed, and Eldon said "Oh, that does not matter, we can pass it through our bankers."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780114-name-185" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-185" type="given" value="OTTO"/>OTTO ROSSETT</persName> </hi>. I am an exchange-dealer, of 6, Coleman Street—on</p>
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<p>30th May, 1876, the prisoner brought me this card, "J. Chapman, solicitor, 10, Basinghall Street"—he sold me some German coupons, and on 31st July he called again and produced this note of Messrs. Chick, and asked me to purchase a bond, which I agreed to do for 165
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cash, and had to go out and fetch some railway coupons on the same company, and when I returned he had returned with these five coupons (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), for which I agreed to give him 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he left this sold
<hi rend="italic">note</hi>—(
<hi rend="italic">This was signed</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">F. A. Randolph</hi>, 19,
<hi rend="italic">Clayland Road, Clapham."</hi>) I sold all these securities to Alfred Venables and Co., exchange-dealers, Cornhill, and the coupons were returned to me as counterfeit on 20th August the same year—the bond was not marked "counterfeit"—it was not sent to America, only the coupons—before I knew they were counterfeit I wrote two letters to the prisoner at the address he gave—one on 19th August, to which I received an answer—the other was returned through the Dead Letter Office marked "Not known"—they were in reference to some more bonds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I am not a stock and share broker, but I knew that the bonds were not negotiable on the Stock Exchange and would have to be dealt with in America—there are a vast number of earlier undertakings whose mortgage bonds are not negotiable on the London market—I have bought Chicago bonds before—the prices are quoted in the New York list, not in the London—the prices in the New York list govern the prices here—we allow a small profit and for the risk—no other bonds bought by me have been sent back from America—I do not remember hearing of any genuine undertakings in America refusing payment of coupons and bonds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I know this company as one of the first in America, as one of the first securities of the day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-186" type="given" value="CHARLES AUSTEN"/>CHARLES AUSTEN ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Allen and Wiley, stock-brokers, of 2, Copthall Court—in February, 1875, I was carrying on business on Cornhill—on that day Mr. Payne, a member of the Stock Exchange, introduced the prisoner to me outside the door of the Stock Exchange as Mr. Pack, who was distantly connected with him—the prisoner then asked me to sell some American bonds for him and showed me five bonds of the Chicago and North-Western Railway, Nos. 2389. 2426, 2586, 2727, and 2749, and told me he wished to sell them—I made some inquiries about them on the Stock Exchange of dealers in American securities and found they were not negotiable there; not on the official list—I told the prisoner that I should have to send the bonds to America, and would do so if he wished it—he said that he wanted some money immediately, and gave me the name and address of a gentle
<lb/>man who he said was his father—I wrote this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from what he told me—from his introduction I believed him to be a thoroughly respect
<lb/>able person, with whom I was justified in doing business, and went with him to Mr. Cross's office in Cornhill to inquire the value of the securi
<lb/>ties—he said that he wanted 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. immediately, and instead of selling them I agreed to lend him 900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on them—he said that his father had Turkish bonds to sell, and so engaged me in conversation—I then wrote these two cheques produced. (
<hi rend="italic">These were on the Bank of England, dated</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th February</hi>, 1875,
<hi rend="italic">one for</hi> 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and one for</hi> 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable to Francis Pack, Esq., or order</hi>. ) I wrote this receipt and saw the prisoner sign it—"February 26. Received from Allen and Wiley, 900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Francis Pack"—he signed</p>
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<p>no other paper—the bonds were left with me and he took the cheques—I was to send the bonds to America and he was to call at my office for the balance in three weeks time—he then left—afterwards from what I heard I considered that I had advanced 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. too much—on 17th February I wrote to the address he had given me—my letter was not returned, but the prisoner did not call—the cheques came in through our bankers endorsed as they are now. (
<hi rend="italic">The</hi> 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">cheque was endorsed</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">Francis Pack," and stamped "Cheque Bank," and the</hi> 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic"> cheque "Francis Pack," Wm. Webster, stamped "National Bank."</hi>) The prisoner never called after
<lb/>wards, and the bonds were returned stamped "counterfeit" all over them—I next saw the prisoner in custody at uildhall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. If the securities had been London and North-Western stock I should still have required an introduction—we have books and circulars to tell us the interest paid on the bonds, and I could see that there were such things as these 1,000 dollar Chicago bonds, and I believe I should see who was the secretary and the president, and as to the redemp
<lb/>tion in 1885 in gold—dealing with thousands of bonds with coupons attached I never test their genuineness in any way—it is not true that some American companies have repudiated bonds of their former com
<lb/>pany and marked them as not genuine, but if they have not the money they do not pay.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I saw the prisoner write his name, and I believe the endorsement to these cheques to be his writing, and this card also, and the endorsement "Francis Pack" on these bank notes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-187" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am a share dealer, and a member of the Stock Exchange—in February, 1875, I introduced the prisoner to Mr. Allen—he is not related to me, but a cousin of mine is living in his father's parish, and recommended him to come to me—I had never seen him before, and knew nothing of his previous career.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The person I mentioned married a cousin of mine; they are people of position, named Hunter, in the Indian Navy—I do not know that the prisoner has been an officer in the Bombay army since he was 21—he showed me the bonds, and I took them into the market, and showed them to the dealers in the American market, who said that they were all right, but they would have to go to America—I told the prisoner I was only a dealer, and introduced him to Mr. Allen—that was after I had made inquiries—everything I did was
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I had never seen any of these bonds before—I did not part with them, I showed them to Mr. Gonan, a dealer, and asked him the value—I cannot say whether he took them in his hands, but they were opened to show that they were Chicago and North-Western.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-188" type="given" value="HENRY BROOK"/>HENRY BROOK SPONG</persName> </hi>. I am sub-manager of the Cheque Bank at the head office, Cockspur Street—about 26th or 27th February, 1875, this cheque of Allen and Wiley was paid in to the prisoner's credit—it has our stamp on it—all the money was drawn out by March 1, except about 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in five sums of varying amounts—he has never applied for the balance—I know nothing of him beyond the paper he wrote when he opened the account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The system of the bank is that everybody will take the cheques as cash—50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid in cash, and 145
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by this cheque on our bankers, Messrs. Glyn, in favour of Webster.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-189" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KINGWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a coach-builder, of 7, Upper St. Martin's</p>
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<p>Lane—in February, 1875, a person I had never seen before, but who gave the name of Webster, came and said that he had a friend who wanted to buy a carriage—he called three times alone, and once with a another gentleman—when he called alone he gave me a cheque for 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of Allen and Wylie, and said that if his friend bought the carriage he should want me to cash the cheque so that he might pay for it—he endorsed it in my presence, and I told him I would pay it into my bank, and get the cash—I paid it into my account at the National Bank, Char
<lb/>ing Cross, on March 1, with another cheque for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and found next day that it was duly credited to my account—I then drew a cheque for 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., cashed it over the counter in five 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and some tens and fives, took them to my premises, and within a minute or two Webster came with his friend, who I had never seen before—I understood him to he the son of the Dean of Windsor—he handed me a card with "Francis Pack" on it, which he wrote on one of my cards (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have no recollection of having this card when I gave him the notes—I use this sort of violet ink, and it is the same ink as the endorsement on the cheque—the card was most likely written in my presence, but I do not remem
<lb/>ber it—the prisoner does not look to me to be the same person—he looked a brighter, sharper man—I only saw him ten minutes—the carriage was not purchased—he said that he was going abroad that afternoon, and would call again when he returned—I had given the notes to Webster in the other man's presence—I never saw him afterwards—about a fortnight afterwards a detective from the Old Jewry came, and I suppose I handed him the card—I do not know who Webster was, but he said that he lived at Windsor—on the second occasion he told me that the gentleman's father was the Dean of Windsor, I understood, and lived there—I had one of the Queen's carriages in my place, and he said "Be particular, this carriage is going to your own people; the address is, 'The Cloisters'"—Pack did not buy the carriage, but he gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for my trouble in passing the cheque through my bankers, and cashing it—I saw some reports in the papers, and went to Guildhall to see if it was Webster.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I found that it was not—I did business with Webster, the other was a different man altogether—Detective Moss, if he was clean shaved, I should have stopped in the street as Webster—most of the talking was with Webster, until he came for the notes he never had anybody with him—I asked Webster why his friend did not open a bank
<lb/>ing account—he said that he was travelling a good deal, and it was not convenient—he said "I don't require the money till you have got it from your bankers"—I made my cheque payable to Webster or bearer, that was only to mark the transaction—I handed over the notes exactly as I took them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-190" type="given" value="ROBERT JOSEPH"/>ROBERT JOSEPH WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am sub-manager of the Charing Cross branch of the National Bank—Mr. Kingwell has an account there, and was credited with this 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque—he drew a cheque on 2nd March, and I cashed it with five 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, six tens, and eight fives.</p>
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<persName id="t18780114-name-191" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-191" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOSS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 8th September, 1876, I received a warrant for the prisoner's apprehension, and gave it to Taylor to execute in October, 1877—on 3rd October I saw the prisoner at Moor Lane station—he was brought in by Taylor, and I said "I believe you have read the warrant?"—he said "Yes"—I said "Are you the person mentioned in that warrant?"—he said "Yes, it is no use denying that, when I sold</p>
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<p>those bonds I did not know they were forgeries, but I do not mean to tell you that I had not a belief they had been
<hi rend="italic">shook</hi>; the man I had them from must have been a pig, for I should never have dealt with such things if I had known they had been forgeries"—when 1 first received the warrant I went to 19, Clayland Road, Clapham, but did not find the prisoner—I had also been there early in August, before the warrant was granted, and found that he had left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. This is the warrant (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was the foundation of the conversation—when he called the man a pig, I understood that he was very indignant with him—I hold a warrant for a man named Ford—I have not got his photograph.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Ford had sold two bonds to Mr. Chick the day before—he gave a false address, and I have not been able to find him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-192" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BICKMORE</persName> </hi>. I live at 71, Overstone Road, Hammersmith—No. 56 belongs to me, and the prisoner rented it—he first came about November, 1876, and gave the name of Ryder—he took the house for three years, and remained about eighteen months—his wife stopped a little while after he was taken in custody—I had a reference. (
<hi rend="italic">Five of the</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">notes were here put in endorsed, "Francis Pack, Cloisters, Windsor Castle," and two endorsed by Webster</hi>.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-193" type="given" value="MARTIN LUTHER"/>MARTIN LUTHER SYKES</persName> </hi>. I live at West Chester, United States, and have come over to give evidence in this case at the request of the City Solicitor—I am now the Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Chicago and North-Western Railway Company—the financial offices are at 52, Wall Street, New York—I have been officially con
<lb/>nected with the company since 1867—I was then elected a director and second vice-president—in 1870 I became sole vice-president, and in 1873, treasurer and secretary—it is an incorporated company, with a common seal—the railway runs through four states and one territory—I am generally at the financial office—it is part of my duty to ex
<lb/>amine the bonds which are sent in for the purpose of registration, or to be examined—it is also my duty to pay the coupons—these are the first mortgage bonds with the coupons attached—these five bonds, 2389, 2426, 2586, 2727, and 2749, were brought to my office for registration or examination on 12th March, 1875, by a banker's clerk—I found that the bonds and the coupons were forgeries, and stamped them all over with this red stamp, "Counterfeit"—on 26th August, 1876, Nos. 2275 and 2493 were brought to the office by the clerk to a banker in New York for examination or registration—I found them to be forgeries also, and stamped them with the red stamp—these five coupons were brought to the office in August, 1876—I found they were forged, and stamped them "Counterfeit," and returned them to the person who brought them—since I have been in this country I have been shown Mr. Rossett's bond, No. 2579 (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and find it to be a forgery—I pro
<lb/>duce a genuine 1,000 dollar bond of the company, which I borrowed of a bondholder in America, to bring over here as evidence in this case—I have also brought some genuine bonds which have been paid—we fre
<lb/>quently buy them up and cancel them—2501 is the lowest number of the 1,000 dollar bonds—I have made a most careful examination of these forged bonds, and find more that fifty discrepancies between them and the genuine ones, but they appear to be facsimiles unless they are care
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<p>the seal is different in the two bonds; the genuine one has two windows in the locomotive, and two side windows or lights, both of which in the original seal are square at the top, but in the counterfeit they run up to an acute angle, both having the same general outline—in the counterfeit seal six spokes of the wheel are shown, and in the original there are many spokes, and you will find the circular outline, which encloses the device, is different, the counterfeit one having a much wider edge—in the vignette the lamp, or head-light, of the locomotive is ruled, and the counterfeit is not—the bell of the locomotive is merely a white blotch or spot on the counterfeit bond, and it is quite distinct in the original—the engineer's face is a mere blot in the counterfeit, and in the original you can see it clearly—the sides and the domes of the locomotive are in the genuine bond regularly shaded, and in the counterfeit they are white spots, and there is in the back a design of a steamboat, which is shaded dark, and in the good bonds it is light—the foot of the woman in the genuine bond is fully shown, but in the counterfeit it is nearly all cut off—the paper is different in shape, texture, and size, and the bond is different in width—there are also a number of descrepancies in the letter
<lb/>press—the coupons are also different—the signatures are good imitations—Mr. Ogden is dead, and the secretary has left—Mr. Hutchings is sup
<lb/>posed to be dead—Mr. Boody is living in New York—the trustee's signa
<lb/>ture is a good imitation, but it fails in many of the bonds—it is stated that it is not obligatory unless Mr. Tilden's signature is on it—on the back here is a descrepancy in the letter-press—there is a comma over the word "Mortgage" in one and not in the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I do not know of any instance of railway companies paying the maximum amount of their first issue and duplicating them afterwards and refusing to pay—I know nothing about Eries or rings—Vanderbildt is a very renowned name—a careful observer would see the difference in these bonds without a glass, but a casual observer would not—I should call the words "Chicago and North-Western" the same type in both bonds, but "Respectively" is not; they are entirely different in size and thickness—the "R" in Railway is very prominent—those words cannot have been produced by the same type, because they are not the same size, and the bottom of the "y" in the word Railway is different—this "1, 000 dollars" is thicker in the counterfeit—the "First Mort
<lb/>gage Bond" is pretty fair, it might be from the same type; there is a difference, but it is more in the distance of the letters apart—"Published February 1, in the City of New York" is entirely different type—"Prin
<lb/>cipal redeemable" might be produced by a very bad impression—the writing after the word "certify" is in different shaped letters—"Name of" is entirely different. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness pointed out various discrepancies to the Jury</hi>. ) I am not an expert in printing—it is not an admirable imitation, but it is a fair one—we have never had a forgery but this, and never paid a forged bond or coupon—I have seen 99 counterfeit bonds in America.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. What I have been giving is the result of comparison, but I do not think there is anything on the face of the bond to awaken suspicion taken separately—I think it is well calculated to deceive.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780114-name-194" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CHABOT</persName> </hi>. I am a lithographer, and for a great many years have made printing a study—I have been shown the genuine and counter
<lb/>feit bonds, and have examined the seal. (
<hi rend="italic">A clear impression of the Corpo
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<hi rend="italic">seal was put in</hi>. ) In the genuine seal there are, I should say, a dozen spokes to the wheels of the engine, and there are only six in the counter
<lb/>feit—the windows here are square at the top, and in the counterfeit they follow the shape of the car, and I am able to say that it is not the common seal of the Company—I have heard that there are 50 discrepancies in the bonds, but I should say 500; they are innumerable; but there are 50 flagrant ones—the signatures are the best forgeries I have ever seen.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY)</hi>. The genuine bonds begin with No. 2501 and end with 5900—I know nothing of any bonds being printed which have not been signed or issued—I have been in the Company's service 10 years, and never saw any bonds different from the one I have brought.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>. We do not keep the plate from which they are printed—the coupons come in every six months—I first saw one of the forged bonds in November, 1874—the seal of the Company is the corpo
<lb/>rate seal and no other.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Newington in March</hi>, 1867;
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<hi rend="italic">to both of which he</hi>
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