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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OWDEN, MAYOR. FIFTH 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, March</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR THOMAS CHAMBERS, KNT</hi>., Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780311-313-offence-1 t18780311-name-2"/>Emma Eliza Jane Jones</persName>, his wife being then living.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-3" type="given" value="DOUGLAS"/>MR. DOUGLAS METCALFE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-4" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WYATT</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 28, Church Street, Rotherhithe—I was present at St. Andrew's Church, Holborn, on 4th March, 1872, when my daughter was married to the prisoner—the banns had been previously published—this is the certificate of the marriage (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—they lived together about three months afterwards; there was then a separation—since then I have seen the prisoner, but not spoken to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner was not living at my house before his marriage—he was 16 years of age, but he deceived me as to that; he told me he was 20—he never slept at my house before his marriage—I don't know where he lived—I knew where his father lived—he was not living there—my daughter was pregnant before her marriage—I gave him money to keep him after his marriage, not before—I don't know that he was married without his father's consent—he did not warn me against the marriage; he did not say his son was under age, he said he was very young—he came to me with the Relieving Officer one Saturday, a week or two before the marriage, and he said whatever might occur he would not be answerable—I was not keeping the prisoner at that time—I went with him and my daughter to put up the banns, I forget whether I paid for it—my daughter was confined about six weeks after her marriage—after living with the prisoner three months she went away and lived with another man, and has been living with him ever since, and had children by him—she is not the prosecutrix—she is about 12 months older than the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. She left him because he did not use her right; he did not keep her, and I found he was very young.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-5" type="given" value="EMMA ELIZA JANE"/>EMMA ELIZA JANE JONES</persName> </hi>. I am now living with my parents in Elizabeth Street, Horselydown—I have known the prisoner about two years and a half—I kept company with him for six months and married</p>
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<p>him on 7th May, 1876, at St. James's Church, Bethnal Green—this is the certificate (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—he told me that he was a married man, but that his wife was dead, and also two children, and that he had been a widower two years—I first heard a rumour of his wife being alive about 12 months after our marriage, and I said to him "William, have you got another wife alive?"—he said "No, my wife is dead; if you were to travel all round London you would not find another wife alive belonging to me"—I afterwards found out where his wife was, and in consequence of what she told me he was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I turned him out of the house about four months ago, because he did not maintain me or his child—I was not told by Wilson, a cabman, before I married him that he was a married man, or I would not have had him—I did not say if the first wife did not mind I did not care—his brother did not tell me he was married—I was a servant at the Express coffee-house before my marriage—I have drank with the prisoner since those proceedings, but not at his expense; he ran after me and spoke to me when he was out on bail—I did not say I would go back and live with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-6" type="given" value="BENJAMIN CHARLES"/>BENJAMIN CHARLES CARTER</persName> </hi>. I am first cousin to the last witness—I was present at her marriage with the prisoner on 7th May, 1876—her sister was also there.
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<hi rend="italic">A witness stated that he had informed the prosecutrix before her marriage that the prisoner was a married man</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18780311-314-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> also to two other indictments for stealing plate of his said master.—**
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.. 1
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-22" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-23" type="given" value="PECKETT"/>PECKETT PORTER</persName> </hi>. I live at Hilgay Fen, in Norfolk—on 17th December last I put five sovereigns in an envelope and directed it to the Bonus Tea Association—I gave it to my son to take to the railway station at Hilgay Fen.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I have not lost any money before.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT PORTER</hi>. I am the son of the last witness, and assist him in his business—on 18th December he gave me an envelope containing five sovereigns—I took it to the railway station at Hilgay Fen and gave it to the station master—it was addressed to the Bonus Tea Association.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PERRY</persName> </hi>. I am station master at Hilgay Fen—on 18th December I received an envelope like the one produced and handed it to a guard named Trowbridge properly sealed up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. We get several similar parcels—we enter them as value parcels—there is no insurance under 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18780311-name-25" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-25" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TROWBRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a guard of the Great Eastern Railway—on 18th December I received a parcel addressed to the Bonus Tea Association, st. Martin's-le-Grande—I brought it to the junction and handed it to Rushbrook.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I did not get a receipt—we should sign—I first heard about being called as a witness about a fortnight after—this is the way
<lb/>bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>),</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-26" type="surname" value="RUSHBROOK"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-26" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT RUSHBROOK</persName> </hi>. I am a guard of the Great Eastern Railway Company—on 18th December Trowbridge gave me a value parcel addressed to the Bonus Tea Association—I Drought it to Liverpool Street and gave it to a porter named Saunders—this is the way-bill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. "The Royal Post-office Bonus Tea Association" was on the envelope.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-27" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am parcels porter at Liverpool Street—on 18th December I received a parcel from Rushbrook—I handed it to a clerk named Phipps, and saw him hand it Rolls.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I signed a receipt, so did the man I gave it to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-28" type="surname" value="ROLLS"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-28" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROLLS</persName> </hi>. On 18th December I received from Phipps a value parcel addressed to the Royal Bonus Tea Association, St. Martin's-le
<lb/>Grande—I gave it to the carman Pepper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-29" type="surname" value="PEPPER"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-29" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PEPPER</persName> </hi>. I am a carman of the Great Eastern Railway Company—on 18th December I took out a value parcel addressed to the Royal Post-office Tea Association, 62, St. Martin's-le-Grande, to a hair-dresser's shop—they refused to take it in because it was a money parcel—I took it back to our parcels office at Liverpool Street, according to our general instructions, and delivered it to the prisoner—I entered it in the "brought-back book"—the parcel shook like money in it—this entry in the "brought-back book," "Removed to Philpot Lane," is the prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Mr. Woodrow asked me about this, but Mr. Crittle did so first—Mr. Russell took down my statement—I remember telling Russell that Hulford wrapped it up and put it in the drawer with the money—I do not remember afterwards saying "I cannot be positive that he put it in his drawer"—Hulford was the only clerk there when I gave him the parcel.</p>
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<persName id="t18780311-name-30" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CRITTLE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the parcel office at Liverpool Street—it is the prisoner's duty to receive a parcel brought back and lock it up in the safe—I have a key as well as he—he did not hand it to me—I did not find it in the safe on the 19th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I went on duty at 6 o'clock, and the prisoner about</p>
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<p>11 o'clock—my attention was called to this matter about a fortnight afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-31" type="surname" value="BURNS"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-31" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BURNS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the Bonus Tea Association—it is my duty to receive money—I did not receive 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 17th December.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The business is now carried on in Philpot Lane—a letter was received, it contained no money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-32" type="surname" value="DALE"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-32" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DALE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman of the Great Eastern Railway Company, at Liverpool Street—the prisoner is a clerk there—on 9th January I received certain parcels—they are entered in a sheet—this is the sheet—I received 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for carriage of goods referred to in this sheet—I paid it to the prisoner the same day and handed him the sheets at the some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I should sign a book, but it was not there at the time—the prisoner said Crittle had taken it away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-33" type="surname" value="CRITTLE"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>JOHN GEORGE CRITTLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner's duty was to collect the moneys received by the carmen—I remember settling with the prisoner on 12th February the delivery sheets, including two sheets of 9th January for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he did not account for the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he ought to have put it in the safe—on the 13th February he said "What about these sheets?"—I said "There are two sheets not accounted for, for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>." and asked him if he knew anything about it—he said "I must have had the money, but I intended to pay it back."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner paid a lot of money over to me between the 10th January and 12th February—I rectified the error in those sheets—they were pasted in their proper order in the book by the porter who does that work—the prisoner did not say he did not recollect the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I do not know that 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was due to him for wages.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-34" type="surname" value="WOODROW"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-34" type="given" value="THOMAS JOHN"/>THOMAS JOHN WOODROW</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Parcels Department of the Great Eastern Railway at Liverpool Street where the prisoner is employed—on 12th February I saw the prisoner in consequence of infor
<lb/>mation given to me and questioned him as to what had become of the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of two delivery sheets—I spoke strongly and said he must know something about it—he said "I declare before my God that I know nothing of it"—on the following day he came to my office and handed me this piece of paper "Please sir can I speak a word privately with you?"—other clerks were in the office—I put on my hat, went out, asked the prisoner what he wanted—I had told him previously to see the clerk at the other side of the station about the sheets—he said "I have not seen him, but I admit I have had the money; I took the money. I hoped to pay it back again," but that he had not been able as he had been short of money—the clerks are not allowed to retain the Company's money—I do not know who pasted the sheets in the book—the prisoner would have the opportunity of doing so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. No person has charge of the book—it is in the office day and night while porters and clerks are about—I never suggested that clerks sometimes keep the money some time before paying it over—I took no note of the conversation.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-35" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of Metropolitan Police in the service of the Great Eastern Railway Company—on 13th February I apprehended the prisoner at his residence about 10 p.m.—I told him he was charged with stealing on the 9th of January 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which had been collected and handed to him by the carman Dale, and also for</p>
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<p>stealing on 18th December a value parcel of five sovereigns consigned to the Bonus Tea Association in London which had been handed to him by the carman Dale and never accounted for—he made no reply—I took him to the station—on the way he said "I admit I took the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. but know nothing whatever about the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I reminded him of the entry in the book in his own handwriting—to that he made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The carman Pepper did not say in my presence that the parcel was placed on the counter, then locked up in a drawer for two or three days before it was sent out again, and Mr. Bolls would know about it—Pepper told me the prisoner put it in his drawer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-36" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PEPPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not say the parcel was placed on the counter and locked up in a drawer for two or three days before it was sent out again—I said he picked it up and put it in a drawer—I did not say Bolls knew about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-42" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi>. My husband is a stationer, of North Bead, Highgate—on Saturday night, 23rd February, the prisoner came in for a penny newspaper and gave me a shilling—my husband took it up, and I told him it was bad—he said "I took it at the public-house"—my husband called the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I found the prisoner in my shop and a bad shilling on the counter—he said that he took. it at a public-house—I took him out of the shop and Mr. Homewood took charge of him—I received another shilling from Childs and gave them both to the con
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-44" type="given" value="SPENCER"/>SPENCER HOMEWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of Highgate—I received in
<lb/>formation from my wife and followed the prisoner from the Bull public-house—about 10 p.m. I spoke to Partridge, who went into his shop and brought the prisoner out and gave him into my charge—I gave him in custody I saw him throw something into the road about two doors from Mr. Partridge's, opposite Cuthbert the butcher's—I had seen the prisoner in the Bull that evening, he asked for some tobacco there, tendered a shilling, and was told it was bad—he said "Is not it a good one? I have got some more."</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-45" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BEW</persName> </hi>. My mother keeps the Bull Inn, Highgate—on 23rd February, the prisoner came in for a glass of ale and paid three halfpence</p>
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<p>for it—he then had some tobacco and put down a shilling—I told him it was bad—he said "Here is another." and put it in his pocket again.</p>
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<persName id="t18780311-name-46" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-46" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRINDLE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of Bell Green, Highgate—on Sunday morning, 24th February, I picked up nine shillings wrapped separately in paper, opposite Cuthbert the butcher's—I took them to the station and gave them to the Inspector.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I received these nine shillings from Brindle wrapped in paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-48" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CHILDS</persName> </hi>. On this Saturday night, about 11 o'clock, I found a bad shilling lying by a paper by the side of the kerb, opposite Mr. Cuthbert's shop—I gave it to Mr. Partridge—it was after I saw the prisoner with the policeman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 309 Y). I took the prisoner on the night of the 23rd February, a few doors from Mr. Partridge's shop—I found on him 24
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money and one bad shilling—Mr. Partridge gave me these two bad shillings—he was with Mr. Homewood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-50" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN DELANEY</persName> </hi>. I keep an apple stall at St. John's Road, Clerken
<lb/>well—I know the prisoner as having given me two bad shillings seven or eight years ago, and on this night he gave me a bad sixpence for a penny
<lb/>worth of chesnuts—I gave him the change and followed him, held him tight, and he was taken in custody, taken before a Magistrate, and dis
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-51" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SKINNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 126). On 27th December I took the prisoner for passing a bad sixpence to the last witness—he said "I have never been in for counterfeit coin before"—he was taken before a Magistrate and discharged—8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a florin were found on him, 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, some postage stamps, and a ticket-of-leave, but no bad money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these three shillings are bad; one is of 1871, one of 1873, and one of 1875—these nine shillings are all bad; four of them are of 1877 from the same mould, and five from the same mould of 1873.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction of a like offence at this Court in January</hi>, 1873,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to five years' penal servitude, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-54" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID CONNOR</persName> </hi>. I keep the Pioneer beerhouse, Laleham—on Monday, 6th August, the Bank Holiday, between 6 and 7 p.m., the prisoner came in with a man named Littlefield—the prisoner asked for a plate of ham and tendered me what I thought was a sovereign; he said that he would pay 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. off his account; he called for a pot of ale—I gave him 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, but recovered it as I found that the coin was light—I asked him where he got it—he said "From Mr. Hamilton"—I said "Will you come to Mr. Hamilton with me?"—he said "Yes," and came as far as the door and then ran away from the village—I have known him over six years, and he kept an account with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I was not there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-55" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE HARRIS</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Three Horse Shoes, Laleham—on 6th August, between 2 and 3 o'clock, the prisoner came in for a glass of ale, and put down a coin like a sovereign—I turned it over and found "To Hanover" on the other side—I said "This is not a good</p>
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<p>sovereign"—he said that it was given him in payment for wages, on Saturday night, by Mr. Hamilton, and would take it back to him—I took away the ale, but being busy and having no one in the bar, he got away taking the coin with him—I think this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the coin, but it was brighter then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I never knew this woman till 4th December, when I was locked up, and on the 6th I was let go again. I had been in Laleham lots of times after 6th August, and nobody said anything to me about it.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. I did not know the prisoner before 6th August.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-56" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD FIELD</persName> </hi>. I am coachman to Mr. Saunders, of Laleham—on 6th August, the Bank Holiday, I was passing the Pioneer beer-house, and the prisoner asked me to go in and have a glass of ale—I went into the parlour and saw quantities of silver lying on the table—Mr. Connor said "This is a bad one"—the prisoner said that Mr. Hamilton gave it to him—I left before the prisoner—I went to my horses—I have not seen him since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I never asked yon to have a glass of ale at my expense.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-57" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAMILTON</persName> </hi>. I am bailiff to Lord Lucan—the prisoner was in my employment—on 4th August I paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d.—I do not know how I paid him, but I drew the money from the bank—I did not give him this medal</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. You paid me two half-sovereigns, nine shillings, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I never had such a thing as that in my possession.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-58" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 227). On 16th February I apprehended the prisoner on a warrant, and told him the charge—he said that be had never had such a coin in his possession to the best of his knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a brass medal or whist-marker—it is inscribed on the reverse "To Hanover." and in the place of St. George on horseback is the Duke of Brunswick—a person might be deceived by it, but not if they saw the words "To Hanover."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I was not in Laleham on 6th August."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was in Weybridge for a day's pleasure—I started from Laleham at 9 o'clock and never returned till next day with my friend—there was a young man named William Sodlar in the same field with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-323-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury, believing the practice of striking such medals to be highly reprehensible and a great temptation to persons in the prisoner's position</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WEBSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the practice had been going on for from</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">years.
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-62" type="given" value="ASSENATH"/>ASSENATH JOHNS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Louis Johns, of 32, Senior Street, Paddington—the prisoner and his wife lived in the house—on Wednesday, 6th February, between 8 and 9 p.m., Mrs. Edmunds called me three times—I went to her and she was bleeding violently from a severe wound on her chin—the prisoner was standing by her side—he said nothing, but ran upstairs and then ran down again and ran out of the house—he came back the next night and was given in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 156 X). On the evening of 7th February I took the prisoner in Bishop's Road—I told him he would have to go to the station and he would be charged with assaulting his wife—he said "All right, that is where I intended to go"—on the road he said "If I get over this I will suffer death for her next time"—he appeared to have been drinking—the prosecutrix gave me this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. A stout woman accompanied you—she said "I did not intend to leave him, I intended to keep with him till I saw a policeman."</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-64" type="given" value="PLEASANCE ARNOLD"/>PLEASANCE ARNOLD EDMUNDS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—We lived at 32, Senior Street, Paddington—on 6th February, about 8.30, I went up
<lb/>stairs and he was lying down—he got up and followed me round the room—I was frightened of him and went downstairs to the street door and he took hold of my hair and drew a knife across my chin—I bled a great deal—he was not sober—I knocked at Mrs. Johns's door and asked her to come out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. There were no words—I tried to take the knife from you after it was done, but not before—you did not ask me where I had been all night—it was not done by accident, because you came down to the street door and took hold of my head and drew the knife across—you did not accuse me of stopping out all night and say "My dear, you have broken my heart"—we have two children.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EVANS</hi>. I am a surgeon, of 21, Westbourne Villas—on 26th February the prosecutrix was brought to me about 10 p.m. suffering from an incised wound on the chin, not down to the bone—she had lost a quantity of blood—she fainted after the wound was dressed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I do not think it likely to have been done by accident</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS KING</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's cousin, and live at 78, Oxford Terrace—on this Wednesday morning I met him between 10 and 11 a.m.—he was very excited relating to a telegram which he had in his hand—I did not read it—he presumed that it was from a man of whom he felt very jealous and said that he intended to take two or three persons' advice—I advised him not to do anything rash—he came to my house that evening still more excited—he produced a knife and said that he had the instrument he meant to deal with—I took it away from him, and on my giving him a sovereign he left and promised me not to go near his wife, but to go and get work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. You made a great many statements—I told you in the morning that you were either half drunk or mad, and you threw your hat on the pavement and kicked it—you are peculiar tempered and very violent if anything offends you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "What my wife has said is untrue." She did it herself. I said, 'I'll go to Mr. Rayner's and inquire where you've been to all night,' as she told me on the previous day, when she came home in the afternoon, that she was going to take two young ladies to the Kensington Museum and then go to Hengler's in the evening. I helped dress her, put on a clean chemise. She washed herself right down to the bottom, and I rubbed her back per
<lb/>fectly dry. She said, 'I can never get it done like that unless you're at home.' I said, 'Anything else can I do for you.' She said, 'I wish you would go and fetch a drop of beer.' She gave me some money to get some porter. I fetched the porter and had half a pint myself. I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I engaged you to go with me to the lodging where my bank book was left for safety—we had been to two butcher's shops before that and to a grocer's—I was to give you two shillings—we did not go to a public-house—you were with me when I received my bank book and put it into this pocket; I afterwards changed it into my trousers pocket, and we went to Kensington and met a party there—I did not lose the book in a house there but in the street—1 did not pull it out with my handkerchief, I had no handkerchief—I changed the book from my outside pocket to my inside pocket, as I had to go up a ladder—I lost you in High Street, Kensington—we went into no public-house—I was never in the Admiral Keppel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. He gave me the book when he was drunk and told me I could go and draw £2 in the name of David Clarke.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I was not drunk—I did not give him authority to sign my name or to draw £2 out of the bank.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY FAIRCLOUGH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the National Penny Bank, Marlborough Road, Chelsea—the prosecutor had an account there—on Monday, 4th March, about 6.40, the prisoner came and showed me a depositor's book in the name of David Clarke—he said that it was his own and he wanted to draw out all the money, which was £2—the clerk asked him if the book was his own; he said "Yes," and the clerk handed the book to me—I asked him his name, he said "George" and then "William Clark"—I handed him the depositors' withdrawal book—he signed it David Clarke—we compared it with the depositor's signature book—it did not agree and we asked him to account for the difference—he said that he was drunk when he signed the signature book—we refused to pay the money and he went away saying that if we lived by other people's money we should not by him—he took the book with him—he came back in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour and asked if we</p>
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<lb/>spectable witness to identify him—shortly afterwards Clarke came in and stopped the book—I showed him the prisoner's signature.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective B</hi>). On 4th March, about 7.30, I met Clarke in Marlborough Road, and went with him to the National Penny Bank and from there to 10, Church Road, where I saw the prisoner in the kitchen with a number of others—I called him out and told him he would be charged with stealing a bank book from the prosecutor's person and endeavouring to obtain the money from the bank—he said that he knew nothing about it—I took him to the station—I have not found the book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-325-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-71" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES RICHARD"/>CHARLES JAMES RICHARD TIJOU</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the Registrar of the Bow County Court—I produce the proceedings in an action of Jones
<hi rend="italic">v</hi>. Sollett—the defendant appeared and admitted the debt—a judgment summons eventually issued, and an order of committal was afterwards made, but suspended for a fortnight—I produce an affidavit made subsequent to that order—I received it from the defendant. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th December</hi>, 1877,
<hi rend="italic">in which he stated that his affairs were in course of liquidation by arrangement, and that the debt in respect of which the above order was given, was included in the statement submitted by him to his creditors, filed on</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th August</hi>, 1876). The debt in question was 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>, 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. with costs 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALEXANDER"/>WILLIAM ALEXANDER DOWNING</persName> </hi>. I am a commissioner for taking oaths—this affidavit was sworn before me by some one representing himself to be the person named here, on the day it bears date.</p>
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<persName id="t18780311-name-73" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-73" type="surname" value="LOVE"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-73" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LOVE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London Bankruptcy Court—I produce the proceedings under the liquidation of John Henry Sollett—in the statement by the debtor I find no claim by Mr. W. J. Jones for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>, 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, on an I O U—here is a claim by Jones for 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-74" type="given" value="WARD JAMES"/>WARD JAMES JONES</persName> </hi>. I live at 242, Burdett Road—prior to 18761 had some transactions with the defendant—at the time he filed his petition he owed me 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd; I proved that against him in liquidation—when the arrangement was made 1 received five promissory notes, each for half-a-crown in the pound, making a total of 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the pound, which were to be payable from 28th December, 1876, at three, six, nine, twelve, and fifteen mouths—two of them were due when I instituted these proceedings and were dishonoured—two became due subsequently and were dis
<lb/>honoured, and one is not due yet—before I received those notes, on 18th October, 1876, I gave the prisoner 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on this I O U—that was not paid and I commenced proceedings in the Bow County Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I am not personally aware that the trustee had an assignment to take possession of the property in the event of a failure to make the payments—the property was disposed of by private contract—the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was lent before I received the promissory notes, but some months after the prisoner had filed his petition—I received one buhl cabinet from the prisoner before he gave me the I O U; that was off</p>
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<p>the old debt; it was worth 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he afterwards let me have two more cabinets, valued at 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there was no arrangement that he was to give credit for the difference between the price of the cabinets and the first promissory note—the first cabinet was given me as an instalment of the amount I had proved against him in liquidation—I have not made any offer of compromise with the defendant since I was bound over to prosecute—at the Guildhall police-court he asked me to make some settlement instead of bringing it into Court, as he did not wish it to appear in the papers—I said I had no wish to prosecute him, but he compelled me to do so, and I finally offered to take a harmonium which he had, which was worth about 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as security for the debt, and return it when it was paid or take it as a settlement of the claim—the matter was dismissed by the Alderman on some technical point.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-77" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES EXALL</persName> </hi>. I am a costermonger, of 9, Turk's Road, Chelses—on Saturday, 24th February, I was passing by the corner of Commercial Road, coming towards home—I saw a mob of people; the prisoner was among them, he had his guernsey off, and was going to fight with some other man—I said to him "Don't fight, I think you are the worse for drink"—he turned round and said "You have nothing at all to do with me"—he shoved me and I shoved him, a constable came up and separated us, and he and the chaps he was with went away—I went on about 150 yards, and saw him standing in-the middle of the mob—I stood looking at him; I had hardly time to do so before he rushed at me and struck me in the breast as if he was going to punch me—I did not see any
<lb/>thing in his hand—I felt the blow, and cried out "He has stabbed me"—I went to the station-house and then to the hospital—I felt the knife go out of me—I have on the same guernsey now; there is the hole in it, and in the waistcoat also.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-78" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Marlborough Street, Chelsea-—about half-past 12 on the night of 24th February I saw the prisoner and prosecutor fighting—they were closing on one another and fell to the ground—a policeman came up and separated them—I saw them five or six minutes afterwards and saw the prisoner strike Exall in the breast, who cried out that he was stabbed—I saw the knife hanging from the prisoner's lanyard and swinging in front of him—I broke it off and produce it—it was open—the prisoner was very drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-79" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-79" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP LEE</persName> </hi>. I am a brazier, of 10, Park Place, Chelsea—on Sunday morning, 24th, I saw the prisoner and prosecutor having a struggle—the constable separated them—I went across the road along with Exall and five or six others, about 150 yards, and I saw the prisoner turn on Exall and put up his hands as if to fight, and I saw him strike Exall in the left breast as I thought with his fist—Exall said "I am stabbed"—I saw something in the prisoner's hand—I closed with him and called on Simmonds, who came and took the knife away from him—I took Exall to St. George's Hospital—the prisoner was very drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-80" type="surname" value="JEFFREY"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-80" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JEFFREY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 164). About 12.30 on Sunday morning I was on duty in King's Road, Chelsea—I saw a large crowd of men—some</p>
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<p>were fighting—amongst them were Exall and the prisoner—I sepa
<lb/>rated them and dispersed the mob—in about five minutes I heard a man exclaim "I am stabbed"—on running to the spot I found Exall holding his hand to his left breast—he said he had been stabbed by a sailor—the prisoner was there—I saw nothing in his hand—Simmonds handed me this knife—it was closed—the prisoner said "It was a return blow, Exall struck me first"—he was drunk—Exall is a drunken, disorderly character—he has been convicted several times.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-81" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT TIDSWELL</persName> </hi>. I was house-surgeon at St. George's Hospital when Exall was brought there on the morning of the 24th—I examined him—he was suffering from an incised wound about an inch long over the left breast—it was in a dangerous place, and if it had been deeper it would have been very dangerous—I did not probe it much—he was rather faint from the shock—he was in the hospital six days; when he was discharged the wound was all but healed and he seemed in good health—a knife like this would be likely to inflict such a wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was going home on Saturday night about half-past 12. I met another sailor. There were a lot of chaps standing in the King's Road. They stopped me. They saw I was top-heavy. They began insulting me and pulling me about. Exall pulled me about. We fell in the road, and that is all I remember about it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>of Unlawfully Wounding</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GILL</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18780311-328-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing a purse and 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780311-328-offence-1 t18780311-name-83"/>Louisa Morris</persName> from her person.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-328-18780311 t18780311-328-punishment-14"/>Six Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>. And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES STONE</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18780311-329-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to unlawfully forging a certificate of character in order to enter the police.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18780311-329-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-329-18780311 t18780311-329-punishment-15"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FANNY ROPER KEECH</hi> (39)</persName>
<rs id="t18780311-330-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18780311-330-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining five costumes and other articles from Charles Gask and another, by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEDBURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18780311-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-86" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY GROVES</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Gask and Gask, silk mercers, Oxford Street—on 11th February the prisoner came to my department and selected some goods—she came again on the 12th and made a further selection—on the 13th she came again and made another selection—she gave her name and address as Mrs. Keech, 19, Albany Street, Regent's Park—on the last occasion she requested me to give her an invoice of the total purchases she had made and she would give a cheque on the London and Westminster Bank in payment—she said the goods were to be sent at seven that evening to 19, Albany Street—they were sent by Mr. Thomas, the chief clerk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have been two years at Messrs Gask's—I never remember the prisoner coming there before—the first parcel of goods was sent on approval and returned for alteration—she said the goods would be paid for on delivery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-87" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18780311-name-87" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk to Messrs. Gask and Gask—on 13th of February I received a communication from Mr. Groves, in conse
<lb/>quence of which I took a parcel of goods to 19, Albany Street—I there saw the prisoner—I never saw her before—she had no credit at our place—she asked me to undo the parcels to compare the goods with the invoice she had, which I did—she said "It is all right, I will give you</p>
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<p>a cheque"—she took a piece of paper and wrote this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—she said "My uncle Roper left me 6,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the London and West
<lb/>minster Bank"—I said "Then there will be no doubt about the pay
<lb/>ment"—she said "Oh, no"—at the time I took the cheque I believed it would be honoured, or I would not have taken it—the goods were sold for ready money—we gave her no credit—I would not have left the goods without the money, or what represented money—I went next morning to the Temple Bar Branch of the London and Westminster Bank two or three minutes after 9.30 and presented the cheque, and the manager wrote on it "No account"—I then went on to Albany Street, about 10.5, and the prisoner had gone and taken the goods with her, half an hour before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The cheque is drawn on the London and Westminster Banking Company and has no date—I did not notice that at the time or I would not have taken it—I expected it to be cashed—I saw her solicitor after she had gone away—I did not say that the only thing I wanted was the money or the goods back—I said I wanted information as to where she was.</p>
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<persName id="t18780311-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-88" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW BEER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Temple Bar branch of the London and Westminster Bank—I do not know the prisoner—she has no account at our bank or any authority to draw on it—she had no money there at any time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I should not have paid such a cheque as this even if the drawer had an account with us—we should not refuse it because it is called a Banking Company, but because there is no date to it—we are agents for the Wilts and Dorset Bank, at Ilminster—we have received no cheque from there on the prisoner's account, or any advice.</p>
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<persName id="t18780311-name-89" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-89" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD FISHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). I traced the prisoner to several places and ultimately to Ilminster in Somerset on the morning of the 20th, I read the warrant, when she said she was very sorry, she hoped Mr. Gask would look over the matter and she would be able to pay him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I made inquiries at Ilminster—I found that the prisoner is a native of Somersetshire—she did sot say anything about the cheque.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-330-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER HOWARD</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18780311-332-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to unlawfully obtaining 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by false pretences.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NATHANIEL MONTGOMERY</hi> (28)</persName>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-333-18780311 t18780311-333-punishment-19"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH PARROTT</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18780311-334-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a chest of tea the property of Joseph Baxendale.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTEFIORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Willow and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Parrott</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-96" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RANDALL</persName> </hi>. I am foreman at Nicholson's Wharf—on 1st February I loaded into Pickford's van 48 half-chests of tea between 4 and 5 o'clock—this chest (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTEFIORE</hi>. They all went in one cart and all had the same mark, but there was a break in the numbers—I recognise this one as No. 626 without the slightest doubt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-97" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MANGLES</persName> </hi>. I am a carman to Pickford and Co.—on 1st February I went to Nicholson's Wharf and loaded 48 chests of tea—I should not know the mark again—when I got to Broad Street there were only 47—one had been taken from the tail of the van—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTEFIORE</hi>. I counted 48, and when I unloaded them I missed one from the flap of the ran, but not till I was told by the head horse-boy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Phillips</hi>. I did not see you near the van—the boy jumped down and went to the horses' heads, but the Tower boy was following the van.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. We stopped to put on an extra horse—there were eight chests on the tail board.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-98" type="given" value="ENOCH"/>ENOCH EMERY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 1st February, about a quarter to 5, I was in King William Street with Wolsey, another officer, and saw Phillips wheeling a truck with a chest of tea; Willow walked beside him through Prince's Street and Moorgate Street into Moorfields, where Willow began to wheel the truck—before that I saw Parrott in Moor
<lb/>gate Street; he walked on the pavement behind the other two as far as Moorgate Station, they then turned to the left to Moorfields—I went up to Willow and asked him where he got the tea from; he said "I suppose from Tooley Street"—Phillips said "I know nothing about it"—I said "Where are you going to take it?"—he said "To St. Luke's Church, Old Street; we are going to meet a man, we do not know his name"—Willow refused his address; Phillips gave his, and I found that his mother lived there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined hy</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTEFIORE</hi>. I had seen the prisoners before—Willow seemed surprised when I took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Phillips's Defence</hi>. There is no evidence that I stole the tea; we were hired to take it to St. Luke's Church, but the detectives stopped us on the way, and would not come with us to the journey's end, or they could have taken the guilty man.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLOW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">The same Counsel appeared</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTEFIORE</hi>. Willow went round by the horses' heads, hut I did not see him do anything—I was taking the nose-bags off when the woman came up to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-104" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HOPKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Duke Street, Aldgate—on 29th January I saw the prisoners in Fore Street—Parrot took a parcel from a Great Eastern Railway van and put it in a barrow which Phillips had got a little way from the tail-board—Phillips wheeled it away towards Red Cross Street—when it was put in the barrow Willow came from the horses' heads and joined them, and they all went towards the Borough.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTEFIORE</hi>. I did not see Willow till he came from the horses' heads.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I was taken to see Parrott in the yard—there were a lot of men in a row and I picked him out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-105" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I have seen the prisoners about the City together, but not frequently.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-106" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HEADLAND</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Chaffey and Co., of Aldermanbury—on 29th January I cut off several yards of cloth and handed them to James Crow.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-107" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CROW</persName> </hi>. I am packer to Chaffey and Co.—on 29th January I received a parcel addressed to Gall, of Woodbridge, and handed it to the company's officer.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PARROTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with a previous conviction at Clerkenwell, in January</hi> 1876,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, his property.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CROOM</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). On 29th January I saw Cox in the Edgware Road; he ran away, I followed him into a stable and said "What did you run away for?"—he said I thought you wanted me for that housebreaking job in Mayfair, but Howard and Williams know more about it; we changed the notes at Wolf's, the tailors, in the Edg
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-115" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BUCK</persName> </hi>. I am a porter when I am in a situation—I live at 23, York Street—I went to school with Howard—about the 8th Decem
<lb/>ber three or four of us were together, and Howard came up with a new suit of clothes on and a watch and chain—I asked him where he had been to—he said "In the country to Bath and Bristol"—I said "I suppose you have been doing work there?" he said "No, my aunt died and left me some money"—he afterwards said "I did not want to let them know, but I done my aunt of her purse with between 20
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<hi rend="italic">kid</hi>; me, Cox, and Williams did a job in Mayfair; I let Williams through a grating; he got through and up some steps into the parlour and got the cashbox, which contained about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in hard cash, 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes, a cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., one for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd, three watches and some old jewellery; we broke open the cashbox and threw it over the railings in Park Lane; Cox ran away and we did not see him till, next morning, but we shared the money with him when we met him; the watches we sold, and we changed two of the notes at Mr. Woolf's in Edgware Road and tore the cheques up"—I communicated with Gosling—Howard said "The note (or 'notes') we endorsed ' Wm. Jones, 21, Duke Street, Oxford Street."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I am not in employ at present; this case has kept me out of employ a month—I was out of employ in December—I have not known Gosling long—I did not go to Mr. Hall and tell him anything—I had no share of the money, but I drank with Howard—I have trusted to my memory for the conversations—I told Gosling what Howard told me, but we only talked it over once—we have not compared notes of what we were going to say.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I should have communicated with the police had it not been for Gosling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>). I took Howard on another charge about a week before 13th February.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cox's Defence</hi>. I met Williams, who said "I am going to break into Mr. Hall's house to-night, will you accompany me?" I said "I cannot say, as I am going to my mother's." He said "You had better come." On Tuesday night I went to my mother's and met Howard and Williams. I went straight home and they came to me between 6 and 7 on Wednes
<lb/>day morning and brought the money, and said "There is some for you," and I took it. I asked how he got in; he said "I went through the little room and I took the box and broke it open and threw it into the Green Park." I never saw the contents of the box, and Howard knows that very well.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On the night of 21st February the prisoner and three men were pointed out to me in East Road, they all ran away—I ran after the prisoner, took him in a coffee-shop, and charged him with assaulting George Hill—he said he had not seen him and had been at work till 7 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You said that you had been at work for John Waterlow, of Finsbury Square, which was false.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-121" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HASTINGS</persName> </hi>. I am a chairmaker, of 72, Westmorland Place—on 21st February, about 9 o'clock, I was in East Road and saw the prisoner strike Mr. Hill in the face and run away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was in the middle of the road—I went to the police-station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was on the same side as the gentleman and about a yard from him when you struck him—I have not made a mistake, it being rather dark.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. It being rather dark at 9.30, don't you think they are rather liable to be mistaken in identifying me? If they are speaking the truth, why did not they come forward at the police-court and give their evidence? I gave a correct name and address, and my mother and sister came.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL</hi> and
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I do not know Hawkins's father.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">trolly</hi> and some baskets—Holden</p>
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<lb/>taining these two silk scarves, handed it to Westwood, and said "Here, you may as well have these too, they were given to me by Mr. Whiteman," I think the name was—on Saturday, 2nd February, about 7 p.m., I saw Moore in the Commercial Road—I told him I was a detective and should take him for receiving a quantity of gloves knowing them to be stolen—he said "That is quite right, but I did not know they were stolen—I bought them; I am a job lot buyer"—I asked him if he had any invoice-—he said "No, we don't have invoices for small job lots"—on the way to the station he said "I read this case in the paper; you don't think if I had done anything wrong I should have been in London, I should have been in the country now"—a list was produced at the station of the different pledges at the pawnbrokers '—he said "That is quite right; I pledged them, that is my name and address"—I said "Have you the duplicates?"—he said "No"—I said "Where are they?"—he said "I gave them to the gentleman I had the gloves from"—I said "Who is he?"—he said "I don't know, all I know is he is a commercial traveller and came from Birmingham"—I watched Moore and saw him every day except Sunday, during which time he was constantly in the neighbourhood of warehouses round Guildhall and near the Bell, Gresham Street, and the Poulterers' Arms, Honey Lane Market.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLY</hi>. Those are all streets in which warehouse
<lb/>men live—I saw no gloves in Moore's possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I said at the police-court "The prisoner Frost has been in the employ of Mr. Bateman 18 years; I have been in
<lb/>formed that he has a small haberdashery business of his own"—I also said "I have heard that Moore has resided 13 years in his present house."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I saw no money pass from Frost to Holden, and heard nothing said.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). I was with Inward on 29th, 30th, and 31st January watching the prisoners—I took Dow, who has been dis
<lb/>charged—I saw Moore and Frost together several times near the Tap and the Bell, and also inside, they spent the whole of their time inside or out
<lb/>side those public-houses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I have seen Mr. Bateman, an agent, of 15, King Street, Cheapside; his is a very respectable firm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRY</hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 16 and 17, Whitechapel Road—I prodmce 30 pairs of black kid gloves with the name "Fownes" on some of the buttons pawned by Moore on 28th August, 1877, for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,</p>
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<p>and 13 pairs of coloured gloves pawned on 19th January, and 11 pairs on 24th January, to which my foreman will speak.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLY</hi>. I have known Moore 20 years—he is a general dealer and has been in the habit of pawning goods and redeeming them again—he used his own name and gave his correct address—job lots may be parts of dozens and are not necessarily damaged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I do not know anything about the glove trade.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-137" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Fry and hare seen Moore at the shop—on 19th and 24th August I took in from him these 11 pain and 13 pairs of coloured gloves at 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 21
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLY</hi>. They were pledged in his own name and address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM GARDNER"/>WILLIAM GARDNER RIGDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Fownes Brothers, glove manufacturers, of Gresham Street—we removed from Cheapside on 24th June—Holden was our porter—we keep the selling stock in one room and the reserve stock in another—Holden swept out the selling stock room every morning—the best quality gloves are stamped in black ink with our name in the inside—that is put on after sale and before being banded up for delivery, and there is a manufacturing mark in blue ink—we do not stamp gloves of inferior quality—our name is always on the buttons of first quality gloves, but not always on the second quality—these 11 pairs are our gloves and have been stolen, and these 13 pairs also—they have our buttons on them with our name—they are the best quality—if they had been sold they would be stamped on the inside—these 30 pairs and 18 pairs of black kid are of inferior quality, but none of them bear our name on the buttons—they are our manufacture—I identify them by the fastenings and by the sewing—they are sewn in Worcestershire and are sewn much finer than in any part of the kingdom or France—these 18 pairs are our manufacture—these 9 pairs are our best quality and have not been sold—they are worth about 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a pair, or 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. wholesale—the 30 pairs are worth 40
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen and the 18 pairs the same.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FROST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received good characters</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">FROST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLDEN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18780311-339-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-339-18780311 t18780311-339-punishment-24"/>Five Years each in Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18780311-339-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Baron Huddleston</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-340-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the wilful murder of the child, but the Grand Jury having ignored the bill</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUGGAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 105, Regency Street, Westminster—on Thursday, 24th January, about 6.30, I was walking with my father, Michael Duggan, at the top of Lupus Street, about 12 or 13 yards from the Stanley Arms—my father was sober and able to walk—he was not deaf—he was 52 years of age—we had crossed three parts of the road,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 143). On Thursday, 24th January, about 6.30, I was on duty at the end of Lupus Street—I saw a crowd there, and saw the deceased lying on his back in the road, about 2 yards from the kerb, bleeding from the head; he appeared to be insensible—the son was sitting on a doorstep, he made some statement to me—I put them in a cab to take them to the hospital, and some one threw this hat in the cab—I saw it tried on the prisoner before the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-144" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ASBURY</persName> </hi>. I am 10 years old next birthday, and live with my parents at 19, Effingham Street—I did not see the men knocked down, I neared the man who was knocked down halloa out "Oh"—at that time I saw the prisoner driving a Hansom cab—I saw his hat fall off; this is his hat—I know the prisoner very well, he lives next door to us—after his hat fell off he turned round the corner of Lupus Street—I had before that seen his cab standing at the comer of 21, Effingham Street—there was another cab standing in front of the Stanley public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I could not say which man it was that called out "Oh"—I am sure the prisoner drove down Lupus Street—I did not say before the Magistrate "I saw his face when he drew up at the Stanley public-house, that was after the man was hurt"—he pulled up there before—I was playing in the road with a lot of boys—I did not say anything about what I had seen to any policeman or anybody else—I heard that young Jarvis had been taken up on this charge—Shellock and Bull said that he had run over a man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-145" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BULL</persName> </hi>. I am 12 years of age, and live at 19, Effingham Street with my father and mother—on Thursday night, 24th January, I was playing about with some other boys at the corner of Effingham Street by the Stanley public-house—little Asbury was one of us—I saw Duggan and his father after they had been run over at the corner of Effingham Street and Lupus Street—I saw two Hansom cabs by the Stanley; one of them went towards 21, Effingham Street; it stopped there and the cabman got down; he got up on the cab again and drove towards the Stanley, and after the men were run over the cab went straight up Sussex Street—the prisoner was the driver—I knew him before, I have seen him a great many times, I have known him by sight about two years—he was driving very fast—I heard the cry out "Oh," and I directly ran over the road and saw one in the road and one on the doorstep, and the cab was just going</p>
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<p>up Sussex Street—the other cab was behind the prisoner's cab, it came from the Stanley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I gave this evidence on 6th February, a fortnight after the accident—Lupus Street turns to the right—Sussex Street is straight on—I am quite sure that the cab that ran over the men went up Sussex Street, I am quite sure he did not drive down Lupus Street—I was asked by Inspector Knight, and Buckstone the detective, whether it was not young Jarvis who ran over the man, and I said "Yes;" that was the first I said about it—I had said something about it to Shellock and Asbury.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. What Knight asked me was whether I knew who it was that had done it, and I said it was Jarvis—he did not mention Jarvis's name to me—I saw the hat fall off—the man's hat; it was something in the shape of this one—it fell off just as I heard the cry, after the men had been run over.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-146" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SHELLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am 11 years of age and live at 4, Effingham Street—on the evening when the two men were knocked down I saw a Hansom cab standing at No. 21; I saw it go past our door; the prisoner was driving it—it was going very fast—it knocked the men down and ran over them—I knew the prisoner by sight and knew where he lived—I was examined at the police-court on 6th February—Inspector Knight came to me—I had spoken to my father and mother before that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-147" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SHELLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am mine years old—on this Thursday night I was playing near the Stanley with some other boys—I saw a Hansom cab at 21, Effingham Street, driven by the prisoner—it went up towards Lupus Street—I saw it run over the two men—it was going very fast—it then went up Sussex Street—I had known the prisoner before for about a month—I am quite sure he was the driver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I heard it spoken about in the neighbourhood that Jarvis was the young man that drove over the gentlemen—I was not examined before the Coroner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective B</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on 29th January—he was charged with wanton driving—the man was not then dead, he died that night—the prisoner said he knew nothing about it, he was not there—he resides at 21, Effingham Street with his mother and sisters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I know the prisoner and his family—he is a highly
<lb/>respectable young man—he had been a cab-driver for a long time—he is a careful driver—I have heard no complaint against him—his father and brother are cab proprietors—I have seen him driving since the accident for the same masters.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector B</hi>). I have measured the distance from 21, Effingham Street to the crossing at the corner of Effingham Street and Lupus Street—it is 70 yards—from the Stanley to the comer of Lupus Street is about 17 to 20 yards—I saw this hat tried on the prisoner in the presence of the Magistrate on the 30th—it appeared to fit him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. There is a cab stand in Lupus Street, about 150 or 200 yards from the corner—I believe the prisoner uses that stand daily—l can confirm Buckstone's evidence as to the prisoner's character—he has driven me to the hospital since the accident—the hat is an ordinary one, it might fit me—the prisoner had one similar to it when before the Magistrate.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have known the prisoner four or five years—he was in the habit of using this stand, and was known to all the cabmen there—none of them are here or any one from the coffee-house—it was from 10 minutes to a quarter of an hour before the boy came for the cab.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The prisoner had a black felt hat on, much such a one as I have—he had it on when the boy came in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JARVIS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's brother, and am a cab proprietor—he has been used to driving cabs all his life—my father was a large cab proprietor, and the prisoner used to work in the stables as a boy—he is a careful, steady driver—I should say this hat is not my brother's, I never saw him wear one like it—he wears a round-topped one, rather larger than this and rather wider in the brim—he has the same hat he has worn for the last three months—he did not lose a hat that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's master deposed to his good character and to his being a careful, steady driver</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOOG</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Box Street, Bow Common, and am a ship's caulker—on Wednesday, 6th February, I was at the Moor's Arms, Bow Common, with Henry Dean—the prisoner was there—there was some quarrelling about donkey racing—the prisoner said to Dean "I have got you set," and I saw him shove a sharp instrument into him in the lower part of the stomach and run out at the door—Dean said "Oh, he has stabbed me"—I took hold of him and took him to the doctor's, and after
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I went to the Moor's Arms about 7—there were a number of men there—they were all chaffing one another about donkey
<lb/>racing and drinking—it was about 25 minutes to 12 when the blow was struck—I saw Dean make a bit of a hit at the prisoner—I could not say whether he hit him—that was just as he was shoving the instrument at him—they were all under the influence of drink, but they were as sensible as I am now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-155" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE INCE</persName> </hi>. I am a costermonger, of 19, Eastwood Street, Bow—I was at the Moor's Arms—I was making a match with the prisoner for a race with a donkey for half a sovereign—the deceased was there and joined in the conversation—after that they tossed for beer, and got chaffing and laughing, and the prisoner said "If you don't leave off I will stick a knife in you," and about 20 minutes afterwards he pulled his knife from behind him and ran it into Dean in the lower part of his belly—Dean shoved him in the nose with his open hand as he was pulling out the knife—Dean said, "Oh, I am stabbed," and fell down against the door—the prisoner ran out, I ran after him, and he said "If you don't go away I will serve you the same."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The conversation about the donkey race was about 7.30—the blow was after 11—we had had a little drop of beer, but we were none the worse for drink—we had a little drop of whisky.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I saw the knife on two occasions—at first he took it out of his pocket and said "If you don't leave off I will run it into you."</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-156" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HITCHIN</persName> </hi>. I was at the Moor's Arms—I saw the prisoner draw some instrument from the right side of his coat or his pocket and take two steps towards Dean, and I saw the flash, as it were, of a knife, and then he turned and ran out at the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I only went in at 11.30—I could not say that the men were the worse for drink—they had bean drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-157" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WILDEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). I took the prisoner in custody and told him the charge—he said "Oh, don't mention it, it is too great for me to bear," but previous to that he said "I have been wandering about ever since Monday last and have had no rest; I was going to hang myself, but a thought came over me about my little children."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He came to the station to give himself up—I have made inquiries about him, and as far as I have ascertained he has borne the character of a quiet, honest, peaceable man—he has a wife and family.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-158" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOWLETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective K</hi>). On Thursday, 14th, I was at the station when the prisoner came there—he said he came to give himself up—he heard we were after him and he was tired of his life—I asked him if he knew the serious position he had placed himself in—he said "Don't mention it, it is too great to bear"—I then told him he would be charged with causing the death of Dean by stabbing him—he said "I went to the Moor's Arms with about 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my pocket—they set on me, Dean striking me on the nose," pointing to a mark there as if from a blow—I asked him where the knife was—he said "I don't remember having one; this is a bad job and I hope you will do the best you can for me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He bears a peaceable character as far as I know—we were directed to make inquiries—I knew the deceased 14 or 15</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman ER</hi> 3). On the morning of 27th February, at 10 minutes to 12, I was on duty in Catherine Street—the prisoner came up to me and said "I want to gave myself up, I have killed my child"—I asked him where—he said "5, New Inn Passage; I gave it some poison, belladonna, in an egg cup"—I took him to the station—I then went to 5, New Inn Passage, to the front room, third floor—I found a little girl and boy in bed—this bottle was standing on the table and this egg cup beside it—I spoke to the girl, and from what she told me I took the little boy out of bed and handed him to a woman who came up—its breath smelt strongly of camphor—the woman at my request gave me some mustard-and-water, which I administered to the boy, and he vomited—I had sent for the divisional surgeon, Dr. Mills, and he arrived soon afterwards, and by his direction I took the boy to the hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-163" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the E Division of Police—on the morning of 27th February I was called by the last witness to New Inn Passage—I went immediately and found the child in the act of vomiting from the mustard and water which the sergeant had given it; the vomited matter smelt of nothing but mustard and water—there were no very defi
<lb/>nite symptoms of any special poison—I was told it had had belladonna liniment given to it, and upon that I sent it to the hospital—the pupils were a little dilated, but nothing more than you ordinarily see in children—dilatation of the pupils is a symptom of belladonna—1 did not see the child at the hospital, I have seen it once or twice since—this bottle was shown to me by Marriott, it contained about 20 or 30 drops of belladonna liniment; I did not analyse it—belladonna is calculated to endanger life, it would depend upon the quantity—I have no doubt the child had very little, not sufficient to poison it; if it had swallowed a poisonous dose there would have been more decided symptoms—the child is only 3 years old—I can't say that it would not have developed symptoms of poison had not the emetic been given immediately, but from the subsequent history I cannot think that it had sufficient to poison it—I afterwards went to the station to see the prisoner—he was in a state of great misery, crying, and very tremulous, and nearly on the verge of
<hi rend="italic">delirium tremens</hi>; he had been drinking a good deal—he said "I gave the child this liniment"—I asked him if he knew it was poison—he said "Yes, it was belladonna," and he assigned as a reason for giving it that the child's mother was very ill in the hospital, and that he was out of work and not able to look after the children—he said he was particularly fond of this child, more so than the other; that he thought the best thing was to put it out of this world's misery, and as he had not the heart to strike it he thought it was most</p>
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<p>merciful to give it this poison, and after he had done it he intended drowning himself in the Thames—I asked him what was to become of the other child—he said that was older and could look after itself—he seemed quite to understand what he was saying—he said he had been drinking for some days and had nothing to eat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-164" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WILKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). I was on duty at Bow Street when the prisoner was brought in, he was very excited—Marriott told me what he had given himself up for—I said it was a very serious thing—he said "Yes, 1 know it is, but I have done it"—he said he was in a poor state, his wife had been taken to the hospital on the previous Thursday, and on the Tuesday following he had taken his clothes home (he is a tailor by trade); that he went home about 11.30 the previous night; he had been drinking, the child was very restless all night, and there was no one to attend to it; it coughed very much; he got out of bed several times and carried it round the room; then he thought of dashing its brains out, and he got out of bed for that purpose, but something came over him that he could not do so; that he got into bed again and lay there for some time, and then he thought of the belladonna mixture, and he got up and poured it out in an egg cup and gave it to the child as he lay in bed; and the child after drinking it put his hand up to his mouth and said "Oh, dadda," and he then left the house and gave himself up—he said the belladonna was supplied by a dispensary to rub on his wife's side when she was ill before she went to the hospital—he afterwards asked whether the boy was dead—I said "No"—he said "Good God, I wish he was."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You were very excited, but I think you knew what you were saying; you looked as if recovering from the effects of drink, and were very shaky—you said you were very fond of the child and he clung to you as you carried him round the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM WALE"/>WILLIAM WALE STEPHENS</persName> </hi>. I am dispenser to a public dispensary in Stanhope Street, Clare Market—this bottle has on it the dispensary label; it contains a drop or two of belladonna liniment, which I dispensed on 16th February for a Mrs. Smith—I never saw the patient—the label is not stamped; it is similar to ours, but there is nothing by which I can identify it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was quite out of my mind through trouble and did not know what I was doing.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 36
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<hi rend="italic">—Recommended to mercy.—
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<p>shilling out of my pocket which was safe when I saw them both in a public-house just before—my Ulster was torn—they both kicked me on my side and on my legs—I was hardly able to move, and I do not feel well now—I cried out, and they ran away—Donovan had half a sheep's head in his hand—he struck me with it and I have a bruise on my hand now—a policeman came up who fetched Donovan back two or three minutes after the assault—I am sure he is one of the men—about a week after
<lb/>wards I picked Callaghan out from a number of men—I have no doubt about either of them—they were both strangers to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Donovan</hi>. I was with a sailor—I have had to remove in consequence of your violence—I did not tell the inspector that I pulled all my money out and 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. dropped on the ground—I had 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in one pocket and a shilling in the other, and that shilling you had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Callaghan</hi>. I did not ask Donovan to give me a bit of sheep's head—you smacked my face and knocked me down—when the detective asked if I had lost anything I said No, because he was dressed so roughly I did not know he was a policeman, and I was afraid I should get more—but I told the constable I had been robbed of a shilling—you kicked me in the side and I have not been well since—I am single and live by myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-171" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY INHOF</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 211
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 18th February I saw the prisoners with a third man in Brick Lane, about eighty yards from Osborne Street—Donovan had half a sheep's head in his hand eating it, it was cooked—they went towards Osborne Street, and in about ten minutes I heard a scream and saw the prosecutrix lying on the pavement—she complained to me and I saw two persons running away, but did not pursue them at that time—about five or eight minutes afterwards I took Donovan about ten yards from where the assault took place—he said "It was not me, sir, I had no half sheep's head"—I am quite sure he is the person who had the sheep's head—I took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Donovan</hi>. The woman charged you with knocking her down and robbing her—I did not say to her "You had better sum
<lb/>mons him"—I did not say so at the police-court—you were coming back to the crowd when I took you did not say to her "If you don't hold your
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> I won't take him at all."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Callaghan</hi>. I don't know you, but I recognise you as the person who passed with Donovan—I did not see you when I took Donovan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I am certain these are the two men I saw in Brick Lane before this occurred—the prosecutrix complained of being in pain.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 13). On 18th February I saw the prisoners and a third man going up Brick Lane towards Osborne Street, but did not notice that either of them was carrying anything—shortly afterwards I saw Donovan in Inhof's custody—on the 20th I saw Callaghan in a public house and told him I should take him on suspicion of being concerned with a man in custody and a man not in custody in assaulting and robbing a woman on the 18th; he made no reply—I took him to the station, placed him with other men, and the prosecutrix picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Donovan's Defence</hi>. I was with four men, and the prosecutrix asked me for a bit of my sheep's head. I refused, and she called me a greedy little *. I said that if she said that again I would smack her face. Callaghan told her to mind her own business. She began screaming and</p>
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<p>a constable came up, and she gave me in charge for kicking her and knock
<lb/>ing her down, but nothing was said about any shilling. Is it likely that if I stole a shilling from a prostitute I should come back to the spot? She never mentioned the shilling till afterwards. She has given a wrong name; she cohabits with a man and goes out to keep him. The detective can speak for me if he likes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Callaghan's Defence</hi>. We came out of the public-house and she was going in with three men. She said to Donovan "Give me a bit of that sheep's head." He told her to go and buy one. She called him a s—, and he said that he would punch her in the jaw. When we got down Osborne Street we heard her screaming. When the constable asked her if she had lost anything she said "No;" he said "Will you charge him with kicking you?" she said "Yes." The man she cohabits with had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with her and kicked her, and had a fender to hit her with, and then she gave us in charge for kicking her. She knows very well she never lost a shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Donvan</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). On 18th February, about 10.45 p.m. I was in Osborne Street and saw a mob, and the prosecutrix standing up crying—I went to her and asked her what was the matter, she said that she had been kicked—seeing the two prisoners and another one who I knew well, I asked her if she had been robbed—she said "No, I have not," and as she made no further complaint I took no further steps, but when the constable had Donovan in custody she said "That is the one who kicked me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was in plain clothes, and she may not have known that I was a detective.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-174" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY INHOF</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prosecutrix went to the station with me; the pocket of her Ulster was torn.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They were both charged with a previous conviction of a like offence at Clerkenwell in October</hi>, 1876,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-345-18780311 t18780311-345-punishment-28"/>Seven Years each in Penal Servitude</rs>, and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780311-346-offence-1 t18780311-name-176"/>David Dunn</persName> from his person.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-178" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 925). At midday on Saturday, 9th February, I was on duty with Bury at the Ship Tavern Passage, Leaden
<lb/>hall Market, and saw the prisoner pushing about in the crowd in a sus
<lb/>picious manner—he put his right hand under his left arm and put his fingers into a gentleman's ticket pocket, walked away sharply, and came to me, put his right hand under his left arm again, and put his fingers into my ticket pocket, but got nothing from me—he then followed a lady to Bull's Head Passage and made several attempts to pick her pocket, but her bag was in his way—he then came between me and a gentleman on my left, put his right hand under his left arm, and took something from the gentleman's ticket pocket—I heard coin jink in his hand as he was looking at it—I caught hold of his hand—he struggled and threw some money away, some of which went down a grating, and all I could recover was a halfpenny—I gave him in charge to Bury and went after the gentleman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-179" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 123). I was with Roper—I have heard</p>
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<p>his evidence, it is correct—there was a lot of straw in the market—a mob got round the prisoner and tried to get him away—I searched him and found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a silver fusee-box with "W. C." on it, for which I have found the owner since the prisoner has been in custody—I had asked him to give up what he had, but he did not give it to me, and I took it from him wrapped in a handkerchief—I had hard work to get it from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-180" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID DUNN</persName> </hi>. I am a provision merchant of 22, Garland Road, Pimlico—on 9th February I was in Leadenhall Market wearing this coat, with a few coppers in the pocket, which I afterwards missed, but did not feel them taken—I afterwards saw the prisoner with the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not notice you alongside of me—I did not spend the coppers I had in my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "The halfpenny I dropped was my own. I was counting my money and the constable came rushing against me and knocked it out of my hand." (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner repeated this statement in his defence</hi>.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-346-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Newington in February</hi>, 1871,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>, and nine other conventions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Through an Interpreter</hi>). I am a seaman, of Perseverance Place, Shadwell—on Sunday, 3rd March, I was in Royal Mint Street, and the prisoner ran up to me and tore my watch from my waistcoat pocket—this chain broke by the pull—my coat was open—he ran into a by-street—I ran after him—a young man tripped him up and he fell, but got up again and ran into a policeman's arms without my losing sight of him—I am sure he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-184" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS SIMMONDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 50). I saw the prisoner running from the prosecutor and caught him—I told him the charge; he made no reply—he said at the station "I will pay for the watch if you will let me go"—I found nothing on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prosecutor did not say that if he got 24
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. he would not come up to swear against you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-347-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780311-348-offence-1 t18780311-name-186"/>Charles Ewald Hencke</persName>, and stealing therein two coats and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-187" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-187" type="given" value="CHARLES EWALD"/>CHARLES EWALD HENCKE</persName> </hi>. I live at 66, Tollington Park—on Friday, 1st February, I fastened all the doors and windows and went to bed—I was called about 6.30 next morning by the police, and found the drawing
<lb/>room window open and the door leading from the drawing room forced—it had been fastened, and there were marks on the wood-work—the window opens into the garden—the iron bar of the shutters was taken away—I missed four coats—I found a drawer in the breakfast room forced open from where I missed a gold chain—some umbrellas were taken from the stand, but they were returned by the police—the value of the property was about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these are two of the coats produced.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-188" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE IZARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>). On 1st February, about 6 a.m., I</p>
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<p>went to Tollington Park and found that an entry had been made—there were footmarks in the shrubbery at the back drawing-room windows—I called Mr. Hencke, and about 7 o'clock went to the butcher's shop where the prisoner works, which is about 60 yards to the rear of the premises—I tried some doors and he said "Do you want to go in?"—I said "Yes"—he went with me into the yard, and I said to him "Have you found anything in the yard this morning?"—he said "No, I have not"—I said "Have you found any coats lying in the yard?"—he said "No, I have not"—I said "Have you found any scarves, or anything?"—he said "No, I have not found anything"—this scarf and knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) were found near the prosecutor's house, but they do not belong to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner works at Mr. Follet's, the butcher's, where I saw him—he was bailed at the police-court—information was given to the police about 6 o'clock, because the umbrellas and two scarves were found in the back garden in the next house—five or six gardens intervened between the house, and the yard where the prisoner was—the prisoner brought the coats to the station the next day, but I was not there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 253). On 2nd February, about 7.30 a.m., I went to the prisoner where he was employed—I waited for him to come out of the shop, and said "I hear you have got two coats in your possession"—he seemed very much surprised and hesitated—he said "Yes, I have got them in the loft, I will go and fetch them for you"—he brought these coats in and I told him he had better come to the station with me—he did so and brought them—I asked him on the way how he became possessed of them—he said that he found them in his master's yard about 6.45 that morning, Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He took them part of the way to the station, and I took them the rest.</p>
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<persName id="t18780311-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780311-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-190" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STANFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). Last Saturday night, about 8.15, Bailey and the prisoner came to the Hornsey Road station—the prisoner said that he found the two coats in his master's stable yard about 6.46 that morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-191" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID LEWIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Y</hi>). I went to the prosecutor's house about 10.30, and in the next garden, No. 68, found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—on Monday, the 4th, I met the prisoner and charged him—he said "I had the coats up in my master's loft, under some straw, at the time the inspector asked me if I had found anything"—he seemed very much confused—I told him I should have to take him to the station—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He did not tell me that he heard that there was a robbery and was frightened.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780311-name-192" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-192" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DELLAR</persName> </hi>. On 1st February, about 7 a.m., I was near Moray Road, and saw two coats on a wall adjoining Mr. Follet's premises, which are close to the prosecutor's—I saw the prisoner take them down and take them into the slaughter-house—I saw him again about 10.30; he called mo across the road and said "Do not say anything and I will treat you"—I think he saw mo when he took the coats—I said "All right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The coats were on the wall, anybody could see them if they looked up—I saw the prisoner on the wall first and said "Do you know anything about them coats on the wall?"—ho said "No"—that was</p>
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<p>before he took them—nothing more was said because I went away—I told two or three persons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18780311-name-193" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-193" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FOLLET</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 18, Fonthill Road, Tollington Park—the prisoner has been nearly three years in my employ—he slept on the premises in a room above me—there are two beds in his room, and two men sleep there besides him—my foreman is here—on the night of 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> January the prisoner and the other two men went up to bed about 10.30 or 10.45—the servant generally locks up the house, and I go to see that all is safe—I saw the prisoner about 7 o'clock next morning—it is impossible that he could have got out of the house without my knowing it—I heard no noise in the night—he must have left the door open if he went out, because I have no keys—I cannot open the door myself from the outside—I bailed him on his committal and have had him in my em
<lb/>ploy ever since—I am willing to take him back—he is a very honest man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. We have only one key of the front door and that will not open it from the outside—I mean to say that nobody can leave the Louse in the night, without leaving the door open—I went to bed about 11.15, and called the prisoner about 6.15—I always sleep with my door open but on the chain, so that I could hear anybody come down stairs—I can swear that nobody left the house that night, because I wanted to get up early, and I awoke two or three times.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-194" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LENDON</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Follet's foreman—I occupied the same room as the prisoner—we all three went up to bed before 10—the prisoner went to bed—he occupied the next bed to me—there was about two feet and a half between us—I saw him in bed about 4.30—he got up at 6.30 or 6.35—he was the first to go down—we push our door close, but it does not fasten—it drags and makes a noise when it opens—the prisoner could not have left the room, unless he left it before 4.30, because I saw him in bed at that time—he could not have dressed and gone out without my knowing it—I heard no noise in the night—I have slept in that room nearly three months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was in attendance with my master before the Magis
<lb/>trate but we were not called—the prisoner was represented by a solicitor—I did not see the prisoner between 10.30 and 4.30—he must have gone out before these times or not at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-197" type="given" value="CHARLES GILBERT"/>CHARLES GILBERT GODDARD</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, in partnership with Mr. Lawson at 44, St. Paul's Churchyard—the prisoner was our traveller—last November he was entrusted with jewellery to go round to customers and to dispose of it—we supplied him with this black bag to place it in—we kept a record of the jewellery he took away every morning, and he had to give us an account of what he sold or left on approbation, and it would be charged against the customer and written on his account—on 12th November a new stock book was being prepared at our premises at Hatton Garden, where Mr. Lawson was—I saw the prisoner that morning at St. Paul's Churchyard, and said "I would rather you did not take your out this morning, because we are going to make a new stock book"</p>
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<p>—he said "I have an appointment with Mr. Harnett of Edgware Road and I will be back by 11.30"—he mentioned that more than once and ultimately left the bag—he returned by 4.45 without the bag and rather excited—I think he was the worse for liquor—he said that he had had his bag taken out of the train, at King's Cross railway station by three men. who passed hurriedly by him, who were in the same compartment with him, that his bag was by his side, and that he found something touch him, missed his bag, jumped out of the carriage, called the guard and said he had been robbed of a bag worth 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and asked him to stop the train, but he would not do so, and that he then went to Bagnigge Wells police-station and gave information, and from there came to me—I sent him with my partner's son in a cab to Scotland Yard, and they re
<lb/>turned for a full list of the property, which was made out by Mr. Lawson, jun., and the clerk—Mr. Slade afterwards made a communication to me and I went to his place at Paul's Wharf and saw the bag; it was open and the empty jewellery cases were in it—when the prisoner came to me that evening he showed me the centre of a diamond bracelet with which he had been entrusted, and said "I have found this in my pocket"—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the case of that bracelet, I found it in the bag at Mr. Slade's—I had looked out an order for the prisoner for some shirt studs for Dr. S. Bridges and handed them to the prisoner with some links and collar studs, and also a pair of earrings for Dr. Bridges' brother—on 14th August the prisoner was entrusted with a single stone diamond ring, No. 1082, value about 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have asked him about that ring since the loss of the bag, and he said that he had never had it—on 9th October he had a diamond gipsy ring, No. 596, value 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have asked him about that, and he said that it was in the bag—he never suggested that he had been robbed of it by a woman—on 16th August he had a silver hunting watch—I asked him for it on several occasions—he said that it was with Mr. Norbury, who was getting up a watch club, he being employed at Ryland's in Wood Street—on 8th December instructions were given to take him in custody and he was taken—the case was investigated from time to time until 9th January, when he was discharged—we had had no information from Mr. Brown then as to where certain pawn tickets were—I have inspected the goods referred to in these six pawn tickets which Mr. Brown snowed me, and find they relate to some diamond earrings, a diamond and turquoise brooch, a pair of gold earrings, and a pair of diamond and turquoise ear tops, which had been entrusted to the prisoner for sale and which should have been in the bag—I had given Mr. Brown certain instructions previously.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner was in my employ about 6 months, I had a good character with him—he used to carry a stock book in his pocket—somebody in the firm gave him the bag every morning and it was kept in the iron safe at night—we had no other traveller at that house—on one occasion the goods were wrapped in paper and the bag was taken by somebody else—the firm checked his book with the general stock book—he would leave 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of goods with a customer, and generally for 10 days—I do not know that a warrant is out against Mr. Bridges—the prisoner was charged with a ring and wrote to say that he knew nothing about it—this centre out of a bracelet forms a pendant and can be used separately, he gave me that after he came from Scotland Yard—I believe he drove up to our place in a cab—he was first charged before</p>
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<p>a Magistrate about a fortnight afterwards—there were three or four remands and the Magistrate thought there was not sufficient case—I offered 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. reward in different newspapers—I do not know what Brown is—he has taken goods to Dr. Bridges in the evening—I examined the prisoner's stock book twice a year—I had no means of knowing whether goods left on approbation were entered in it unless he told me—trade had been bad for a long time and he said that he had answered an advertise—ment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, He told me on the 12th that the book was in the bag, but it was not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-198" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LAWSON</persName> </hi>. I assist my father and Mr. Goddard at St. Paul's Churchyard—the prisoner was their traveller and was paid by salary and commission, but I believe it was always made up to 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—on 12th November at a few minutes to 5 o'clock he came to the warehouse a good deal excited and made a statement, and I accompanied him to Scotland Yard in a cab—we were asked for a complete list of the things stolen and returned to St. Paul's Churchyard, where I called the articles out of the book and he told me whether they were in the bag or not—I called out the various articles mentioned on these pawn tickets, and he said that they were in the bag—I also called out the bracelet, of which he showed me the centre, and he said that it was in the bag—I called out ring No. 1082, he said that he had never had it; but I had given it to him myself and entered it at the time—it was never returned to me—I called out ring 596, and he said that it was in the bag.—he never complained to me that it had been stolen from him by a woman at Liverpool Street station—I called out a silver watch, and he said that Mr. Norbury had it—after the list was made out he said that if he took it to Bow Lane they would be able to communicate with Scotland Yard quicker than we could, that they would telegraph, and he went to Bow Lane for that purpose; he was away about 25 minutes and we left at a few minutes to 7 o'clock to go to Scotland Yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He got a good deal excited that night—he told me in the cab that while showing the bracelet to Mr. Barrett it came un
<lb/>fastened, and he put it in his pocket—he asserted frequently that I had not given him one ring, and he had done so before—there had been a dispute about it—I know of things being taken out which were not entered in the stock book in which we kept the account with him—I believe it was an unlocked bag—it was in one instance my fault that he took out articles which were not entered—he was not credited with them though he was debited—that was a pair of ear-rings—there are 39 or 40 articles in this list which we made out—I know of his leaving goods on approba
<lb/>tion with people—that is part of our trade—their names would only some to my knowledge from what he told us—I have no doubt that he returned a 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. ring to the firm a week after the robbery, which had been out on approbation; I was not present, but it is marked in the stock-book—that was a little over three weeks before he was given in custody—he remained in our employ a week or 10 days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The ring he returned was one which had been out on the books to Mr. Cooper—during the five months he was in our employ I never took anything out of his bag and sold it to a customer—Mr. Goddard and Mr. Hitchin could—this entry is my writing—he had ring 1082 and two others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I never took anything out of the prisoner's bag and sold it to a customer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-200" type="given" value="SAMUEL WILLLAM"/>SAMUEL WILLLAM HITCHIN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the prosecutors—I produce the stock-book—here is an entry in it on 14th August of the delivery of a diamond ring, No. 1082, and two others to the prisoner, in Harry Lawson's writing—two of the rings were returned to me on 21st September, and I said "You have another ring to return"—he said that he had never had it—he never said anything to me about having a ring stolen from him by a woman at Liverpool Street station—he never returned to me ring No. 596, which he had last October—I gave him out the silver watch on 16th August, and he has never returned it—on 30th August he had a clock from me, No. 5913, to show to Spiers and Pond, which has since been shown to me by one of the officers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The different people in the employment had access to this bag when it was in the shop, and could sell from it if they liked, but I only know that Harry Lawson once took a pair of earrings from it—I do not know that a diamond locket, black enamelled, was taken out—I don't remember the prisoner complaining of a locket being taken out—no diamond feather or necklet was sold from the bag—he had a diamond feather and necklet in the bag, but they were not sold.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. He effected very few sales while he was with us.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-201" type="given" value="THOMAS JOSEPH"/>THOMAS JOSEPH BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, of 94, Edgware Road—on 12th November, about 2.30, the prisoner called on me—he appeared the worse for liquor—his breath smelt strongly of brandy—he had his bag with him—I had no appointment with him, but I had seen him frequently for eight or ten years—he wanted to show me the contents of his bag and opened one or two cases, but I said that I did not require any
<lb/>thing—he showed me a diamond bracelet, which appeared to be in a similar case to this, and the centre of the bracelet was similar to this—I did not purchase anything of him—he left me about 3.20—he said that he had not done much business that day, but had left 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of goods on approbation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He wanted to sell me some clocks and to send me some on approbation—Chapel Street, Edgware Road, is the nearest railway station to my place.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G</hi>). On 12th November about 4.30 the prisoner came to King's Cross police-station—he was not sober—he said that he travelled to King's Cross and had a bag of jewellery worth about 1, 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which was on a seat near the door, and some persons who he could not describe left the carriage between Edgware Road and King's Cross, and took his bag with them, and he went out of the carriage and shouted loudly but the train could not be stopped—I asked him for a de
<lb/>scription of the jewellery and immediately caused information to be sent round to all stations by telegraph, but the description he gave me was exceedingly imperfect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The station is not quite half a mile from the railway station—he stayed with me two or three minutes—he did not call next day, but he called frequently afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-203" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THORNE</persName> </hi>. I am a guard on the Metropolitan Railway—on 12th November, at 4.27, I saw the prisoner at King's Cross station on the platform when the train was running into the station, and after I had started the train he came to me—I can swear he did not come by the</p>
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<p>train—I got out of my break after the train stopped and was opposite the prisoner, within a yard—he did not speak to me then but after I had started the train he came up in an excited manner and said that two men had taken his bag from the platform and got into my train, and that the bag contained 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of jewellery—he said "What am I to do?"—I could not wait as I had started the train, and referred him to the station inspector—it was not a full train, and when it got to Farringdon Street I kept my attention on it but saw no one leave with a black bag similar to this, nor was any black bag found in the train—I kept my observation all the way to Aldgate—no one got out with a black bag.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The train had come from Addison Road at 3.57, and it was at Edgware Road at 4.10—he appeared to be in a very excited con
<lb/>dition—I was examined on the first occasion, when he was discharged, and I may have said that I did not particularly notice who got out of the train at King's Cross—that was three weeks afterwards—my reason for saying that he did not get out of my train is that I saw him at full thirty yards—I should be sorry to get out of the train myself at that pace, and I saw him standing on the platform then—I said so at Guildhall the last time I was there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780311-name-204" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a lighterman, in the employ of Mr. Haynes, of Paul's Wharf—on the evening of 12th November, about 6 or 6.10, I found this black bag in the Thames, between Blackfriars and Southwark Bridges—the tide was just on the turn, it was running down in shore—the bag was closed; I gave it to Mr. Slade, to whom the wharf belongs, and saw it opened; it was wet inside, but not very; it had not been in the water a great while.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. It was floating, and the tide was still running up, but it was just upon high water—it would have gone as far as Blackfriars Bridge in half an hour if it started from Southwark—it was in mid stream—if it had been put in at Paul's Wharf it would not have been where it was, it would have been farther down—if it was thrown over at Southwark Bridge it would take a little over 10 minutes to reach where I found it.</p>
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