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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OWDEN, MAYOR. EIGHTH 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, May</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS DAVIS</hi> (59)</persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18780527-544-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> unlawfully obtaining by false pretences 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780527-544-offence-1 t18780527-name-3"/>Thomas Okey</persName>. (
<hi rend="italic">See the case of
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Davis</persName>, vol</hi>. 78,
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 16.)</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Lewis</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence against Davis, as to whom a verdict of</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">was taken</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS OKEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MART ANN SLOUS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated in substance their former evidence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I was convicted at the last sessions—I have known the prisoner about twenty years, she is no relation—I know her husband; he lives at 47, Carlton Street, Kentish Town, and is a cabinetmaker—I had no such property there on 14th August as is included in this inven
<lb/>tory—the prisoner asked me if I would do her husband a favour, that he was in difficulties; he had got plenty of work in, and he wanted a few pounds to go on with the business and if I would take his name it would be a great benefit to him; that he wanted horsehair, wool, gimp, and things to go on with; it would be the making of him—she said "Say you are my husband, go to Mr. Okey to sign as Mr. Lewis, and get the money for him"—I did go—I did not say that the furniture was mine—these sig
<lb/>natures to these documents are mine—when I received the money I gave it to the prisoner—I did not have any of it—I had a few shillings of her now and then—I am a jobbing turner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-7" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> D 160). I apprehended the prisoner on 25th March—I read the warrant to her and asked whether she knew Davis, she said "Yes"—I paid all the money off except about 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "My husband knew nothing about it. Mr. Davis knows that my husband knew nothing about it. I done it quite as much to oblige Mr. Davis as it was to oblige me. He has had about 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to purchase ivory. He is an ivory-turner. He had not the money all at a time; he had some on each loan. He asked me if I would let him have some money a fortnight or three weeks ago.</p>
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<p>I told him I had no money unless I parted with the things. He said, 'Try and get Mr. Okey to lend us another loan.' I said, ' Very well; I will go and ask him.' Mr. Okey said, if I paid him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down, which I did, I was to have the loan renewed again. However, Mr. Ogle took the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>, for which there is a stamped receipt in the book. Mr. Ogle said he would ask the gentleman next day whether I could have it. I went the next morning, and he declined to let me have it until the loan was paid. He asked me if I had any more loans. I said, 'No, never; that was the first transaction I had of such a thing.' I should never have done it had it not been for Mr. Davis."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury, believing she intended to repay the money.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18780527-545-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>Stealing three orders for the payment of 206
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 260
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM COPPOCK"/>WILLIAM COPPOCK BEAUMONT</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, at 23, Lincoln's Inn Fields—I am also clerk to the Cutlers' Company—I had a clerk in my employment named Clement Allen; he has since absconded—in June last the Cutlers' Company were indebted to Mr. Sawyer, the contractor, 206
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—a cheque for that amount was drawn in his favour, signed by the Master and Warden of the Company, and countersigned by myself—that cheque was given to Allen to hand over to Mr. Sawyer in the ordinary course of business—the Company was also indebted on 20th February to Messrs. Ring and Brymer 260
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—a cheque was drawn in the same way, signed by the Master and Wardens, countersigned by myself, and handed to Allen for the purpose of payment—the cheques were payable to bearer, not crossed—on 16th January, 1878, the Company was indebted to Messrs. Thomas and Sons 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—a cheque for that was also drawn and signed in the same way, and given to Allen for payment—he had no authority to deal with those cheques otherwise than according to the instructions on the face of them—I had great confidence in Allen—neither of those three cheques have been paid according to the directions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Allen had been in my service four or five years—he managed the details of the Company under me, and I had confidence in him—the morning before the prisoner was arrested Swanson, the detective, came to my office with the prisoner—there was no warrant out against him at that time; he was not in Swanson's custody—I had not a long conversation with him—I did not say a word to him; he sat out in the clerk's office; he did not come into my room—Swanson told me that he had called on the prisoner that morning—at that time I had not made up my mind whether or no I would charge the prisoner—I think Swanson told me that he had been watching for the prisoner, and trying to find him—he said he had a long conversation with the prisoner at his house at 9 o'clock that morning; he repeated to me the substance of the conversa
<lb/>tion—he did not tell me that the prisoner had told him that he believed Allen was in a good position, and that there was nothing wrong in the cheques—he told me that the prisoner said that latterly he knew there was something wrong about the cheques, that he had had an anonymous letter warning him to go out of the country—I told Swanson that he had</p>
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<p>better take the prisoner round with me to Mr. George Lewis, which he did—there was hardly a word said between Mr. Lewis and the prisoner—he went into Mr. Lewis's room with me and Swanson—that was for Mr. Lewis to make up his mind whether or not the prisoner should be charged—Mr. Lewis said to him that if he gave an explanation of the matter which was satisfactory he should not be prosecuted—he commenced by telling him that anything he said might be used against him, but that I had not at that time made up my mind whether to charge him or not, that the course I should take would depend very much upon the explana
<lb/>tion he gave—he was given into custody there, either in the outer office or in Mr. Lewis's room—Swanson did not tell me that the prisoner said he had not changed any cheques for Allen lately because he had quarrelled with him about a partnership account between them in re
<lb/>ference to an invention called "the wheel of beauty;" I think he said that the prisoner told him he had not been intimate with Allen lately because they had had some quarrel—I believe the prisoner lives some
<lb/>where at Camber well—I don't know that Allen lived next door to him four years ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-10" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOHN"/>FREDERICK JOHN SAWYER</persName> </hi>. I manage Mr. Sawyer's business—I did not receive the cheque made out to Mr. F. Sawyer—Mr. Sawyer was ultimately paid by two 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes and gold in September, 1877—it was paid by another clerk of Mr. Beaumont's, not Allen.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-11" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FASE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk and accountant to Messrs. Thomas and Co., jewellers, of New Bond Street—the cheque made payable to our firm was never paid to our firm; they have since been pain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-12" type="given" value="ALEXANDER JAMES"/>ALEXANDER JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi>. This cheque made payable to Messrs. Ring and Brymer was never paid; we have since been paid by the Cutlers' Company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEAUMONT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). These amounts have been since paid by my own cheque.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-13" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID SAMUELS</persName> </hi>. I live at 159, Alders gate Street—on 11th March I received this note, No. 39033, from the prisoner; it was in payment of money that he owed me—on 27th February he brought me this cheque for 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—at that time he owed me 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he asked me to change the cheque and take the money that he owed me out of it—I did so, and gave him 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in a cheque made payable to himself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The account between us was nominally in Wang's name alone—it was for the manufacture of a toy called "the wheel of beauty"—I do not know Allen—I knew that the prisoner was associated with some man in "the wheel of beauty," but I did not knew the name—I have known the prisoner since he came back from sea four years ago—he has borne the character of an honourable, upright man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-14" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ORCHARD</persName> </hi>. I live at Kilburn, and am clerk to Messrs. Hewitt and Co., shippers—some time in September, 1877, the prisoner brought me this cheque for 206
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., dated June, 1877—he asked me to change it—he said he was doing it for a friend who had got a commission out of the transaction—I keep an account at the Alliance Bank—I paid the cheque in to my account there, and I gave him an open cheque for the amount—I also changed this other cheque for him, dated February, 1878, a day or two before the date of my cheque which I gave him in exchange, which is 6th March—I paid that cheque in to my account, and gave him an open cheque for it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have known the prisoner about two years—I knew his father for ten years before he died—the prisoner has always borne the character of an honest, upright man—he was introduced to me by Mr. Burgess—he left the cheques with me on each occasion for me find out whether they were right at the bank before I gave him the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I knew that they were drawn by the Master and Wardens of the Cutlers' Company—I did not go to Messrs. Ring and Brymer to see whether they were right.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-15" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am ledger keeper at the Alliance Bank, Bartholomew Lane—cashed this cheque of Mr. Orchard's for 260
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—one of the notes given for it was No. 39033.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-16" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GASH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England—I produce a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note 39033, endorsed "Charles J. Wang."</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-17" type="given" value="DONALD"/>DONALD SWANSON</persName> </hi>. I am a detective of Scotland Yard—I went to the prisoner's house on 1st April; about 9 A.m.—I told him I was a police constable, and that I had called in reference to certain cheques that I had traced as being cashed through his hands, which had originally been stolen by a man named Allen—I had a somewhat lengthy consultation with him as to his dealings with Allen, and what he knew about Allen—he said that he had had dealings with Allen, that Allen had lent him money, and held a bill of sale over his premises—I asked why he had made himself the medium of cashing these cheques—he said” I have frequently cashed cheques for Allen, at first I did not think I was doing wrong, but latterly I Knew they were wrong—I asked him if he would give that explanation to Mr. Beaumont, Allen's master, for whom I was making the inquiry—he said he would, and he willingly came with me to Mr. Beaumont's—I left him in the clerk's room there, and made a communication to Mr. Beaumont, and eventually, as he is not a criminal solicitor, we went with the prisoner to Messrs. Lewis and Lewis to see whether any steps would be taken against him—after having detailed the whole matter, and the prisoner giving his version of the story, he was given in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He told me that Allen was associated with him in the production of an elegant little article called the wheel of beauty, and he showed it me as one of his dealings with Allen—he did not say that Allen had refused to pay him 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which he owed him—he said they had had a quarrel, but he did not mention whether it was about money matters, or otherwise, and he had not seen him since—he gave me these explanations frankly, and without the slightest hesitation.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEAUMONT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not know the prisoner before this transaction—I did not know that in 1876 an agreement was prepared in my office between himself and a Mr. Reinholt—I have found it since—Allen was the person who received the money—I know nothing about it myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received an excellent character</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
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<lb/>spector Clegg's attention to it before doing so—later in the day I received information in consequence of which I saw the prisoner the same after
<lb/>noon, about 3.30, in a private room at the General Post Office—I said "My name is Stephens; I am attached to the missing letter branch—I posted a letter this morning addressed to Miss Maria Laing, 10, New Bond Street, containing 120 stamps—it was afterwards sorted to tour walk—I have ascertained that it is missing—do you know anything about it?"—he replied "No"—Butler searched him in my presence, and a number of postage stamps wrapped up in a piece of paper were found in his pocket—I said "Where did you get the stamps from?"—he replied "I bought them about a fortnight ago in the Strand; I was going to send them to my brother at Plumpton"—I examined the stamps, and found 120 bore my private mark—these are the stamps—I said "These bear my private marks, and are the same as I enclosed in the letter to Miss Laing"—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. This is the half sheet in which the stamps were en
<lb/>closed or similar—it bears the same stamp "ivory"—I said "They were in my possession this morning; would you like to see the date?" and I showed him the date—the marks are brought out by a chemical process.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLEGG</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of letter carriers for the Eastern Cen
<lb/>tral district—I knew this was a test letter, and I remember its coming to the office about 11.50—I stamped it and sorted it to the prisoner's walk, New Broad Street—the letter being addressed to New Bond Street ought to have been treated as a mis-sorted letter—I directed Newman to search to see if the letter was amongst the mis-sort, and in consequence of what he said the prisoner was called in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner was present when the letters were sorted, and I saw him take this letter to his seat—he would have eighty or ninety letters in his delivery, which would include Finsbury Circus—I did not mark the stamps similar to these.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am overseer in the Eastern Central district of the Post Office—on 22nd May I received instructions to search amongst the mis-sorts—I searched, but found no letter addressed to Miss Maria Laing, 10, New Bond Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-30" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I searched the prisoner—I found these stamps in his trousers pocket in this half sheet—I also took from him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold—the prisoner said he bought the stamps a fortnight before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I am not guilty of stealing a post-letter, but I am guilty of having 120 stamps in my possession."
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<lb/>cross Street—on 7th May, about 9.39 P.m., I served the prisoner with half a pint of beer and a pennyworth of tobacco—he gave me a half-crown—I weighed it, found it bad, and returned it to him—he said that he had it given to him for carrying a parcel from London Bridge to Moorgate Street, and gave me 1
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-40" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN TROWELL</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid to Mr. Curl, who keeps the Cripplegate Tavern—on 7th May, about 9.45 P.m. I served the prisoner with half a pint of beer and a pennyworth of tobacco—he gave me a bad half-crown—I tested it and showed it to Mr. Curl, who went round the counter and asked the prisoner where he got it—he said that a gentle
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I bounced the coin, but did not put it into the till—I took it to my master.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-41" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CURL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Cripplegate Tavern—on 7th May about 9.45 p.m. the last witness showed me a half-crown—I tried it, found it was</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. A gentleman gave me one coin for carrying a port
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I am certain you are the man who came the day before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 63). On 30th. April, about 10.30, I was called and took the prisoner—I charged him with uttering the florin which I received in the bar—he said that he got it from a man he worked for in Billingsgate, whose name he did not know—he next said that he got it from a man for drawing a barrow from Billingsgate market to White chapel Road—Mr. Neville gave me this half-crown in the bar, saying, "He passed this one yesterday morning"—he said "I was never in your house before, sir; you have made a mistake"—he first gave his name Edward Smith, and when charged Henry Rose—the inspector had spoken to him in the meantime—he said that he lived at 10, Cross Street, City Road—I went there, and found that he did not live there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. On the day I was arrested the prosecutor said that he was not sure it was me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I live at Park Terrace, Regent's Park—on 11th May, about 6.30 p.m., I purchased some fish in Billingsgate and a party in a white smock came up to me—I left my fish in a public-house, and when I came out I left the man in the smock in Pudding Lane—the prisoner then came behind me, threw his left arm round my neck, and another man threw his right arm round my neck, and a third man took me up by the legs, lifted me about two yards into King's Head Court, and threw me on the ground—the man on my left ripped my left trousers leg up and said "Keys," and then the prisoner ripped my right trousers leg up and tore my coat—the prisoner and the other man threw me on my back violently and fell on top of me, and the prisoner ripped my pocket right out, which had about 14
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You are a perfect stranger to me—I did not meet you and ask you if you saw a man strike me—I did not say "I will give you a sovereign if you will come as a witness."</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-51" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to a brush maker and live at King's Head Court, Fish Street Hill—on Saturday, 11th May, about 6.30, I saw Sullivan at the entrance to King's Head Court, surrounded by three men—the prisoner was one—I saw them throw him down—I did not see what they did to his trousers but I saw the prisoner hand the pocket to his companion, who gave it to a friend of his, one of the three—I afterwards saw the prisoner pick up what appeared to be some coppers—I ran after the two others, but saw the prisoner again within five minutes—I met a policeman and told him, and the prisoner, who was at the bottom of Pudding Lane, ran off when he saw us, but the police
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-52" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOUNTJOY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 708). Newman spoke to me and I went into Pudding Lane and saw the prisoner going towards Thames Street—I followed him and said "Wait a minute, you are wanted" I—Newman came up and said "You are one of the three who robbed I that man in King's Head Court"—Sullivan came up and the prisoner I said "I never saw that man before," and immediately after he said, "You had better be careful what you say, you have made a mistake"—he appeared sober, but when I got him to the station he appeared suddenly to come over drunk—he said to Sullivan "I saw you. run
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1¼
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him—he gave his address at Beehive Lodge, which is a common lodging house, but his name was not known there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was standing at the corner of Fish Street Hill and Sullivan came up and asked me if I had seen a man at Billings-gate. I said "No." He said "If you see him and he will come up as a witness for me I will give you a sovereign." He gave his name as Patrick Sullivan, and asked us into a public-house to have some drink. There were three young
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<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). On 2nd May, about 8.30, I was in Saville Street, and saw the prisoner; carrying a bag on his back, contain
<lb/>ing something heavy—I followed him to a marine store shop, 27, Saville Street—he went in, and put the bag and its contents in a scale (I did not know then that he was in Messrs. Dodson's employ)—I went in with Wheatley, and asked him what was in the bag—he said that he did not bring a bag in—the marine store dealer, John Chalton, was attending to him, but he did not say a word—I opened the bag; it contained 361b. of new pipe lead, and some old sheet lead, 64lb. altogether—I ordered Wheatly to take him in custody—he said, in the passage leading to the police-court, "The pipe lead belongs to my master, and the other be
<lb/>longs to me," and gave his master's name Mr. Dodson, 29, Fetter Lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. That was the correct address where he worked—he made the same statement in the dock—the pipe lead was cut in lengths of 9 inches or a foot—I said nothing on my first examination about the prisoner's statement—Wheatley was present then, but was not called, so that there was no evidence of that statement, except what the prisoner said to the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The Magistrate did not fully examine me—he remanded the case in order that the master might be brought up—the prisoner's statement was identical with what he said to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi>). On 2nd May I was with Brown, and saw the prisoner in Saville Street with a bag—he went to a marine store shop, 27, Saville Street, and placed the bag in the scale—we went in, and Brown asked him what he had in the bag—he said that he did not bring it in—he was close to the scale, which was on the counter—Brown examined the bag, and found it contained lead—I took him in custody—one day he said in the passage of the police-court "Part of the lead is mine, the lead pipe is my master's," and that his master's address was 29, Fetter Lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He volunteered that statement without anything being said by either of us—that was in the passage from the gaoler's room, where he was waiting for his turn to be brought up—I had not asked him anything about the lead—I did not suggest that he ought to plead guilty, nor did I hear Brown do so—I never made such a suggestion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-58" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHALTON</persName> </hi>. I am a marine store keeper, of Saville Street—on, I think, May 2nd I was in my shop when the prisoner came in, and I saw him put a bag into the scale—I saw the constable open it and take a piece of lead out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-59" type="given" value="ALFRED GEORGE"/>ALFRED GEORGE DODSON</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Dodson's, gas engineers, of 29, Fetter Lane—the prisoner was in our employ as a</p>
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<p>plumber—we carry on a large business, and missed no lead, but this pipe lead is similar to what we use, and other plumbers also.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Pipe lead is like other pipe lead, and I cannot say that this belongs to us—we have not missed any—we had a two or three years' character with the prisoner, and as far as I know he maintained that character. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-63" type="given" value="ALGERNON BERTRAM"/>ALGERNON BERTRAM MITFORD</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to the Office of Works—the Right Hon. Gerard James Noel is the First Commissioner of Works—in the ordinary course I constantly open the letters that come addressed to him—he has been First Commissioner nearly two years—he succeeded Lord Henry Lennox—I produce a letter dated 12th May, 1877, signed "George Edward Pearson;" it is addressed to the Right Hon. G. J. Noel
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. P. HENRY MASON</hi>. I am secretary to Sir John Kelk—I am very well acquainted with the prisoner's handwriting—this letter is his writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated from Bury St. Edmunds, and was a respectful application for an appointment under the Commissioner of Works, setting forth his qualifica
<lb/>tions and practical experience</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MITFORD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). I also produce a letter of 5th April last addressed to Mr. Noel, and received at the Office of Works. (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Mason proved this and the subsequent letters to be in the prisoner's writing</hi>.) This letter renewed the application for employment, and concluded "Should you not appoint me to a surveyor's or clerk of the work's place, I shall split on Sir Henry Hunt and others as to the Foreign Office contracts and other jobs. The Foreign Office was Mr. Kelk's job, and Mr. Hunt, the surveyor, was bribed, I can prove it." I also produce this letter of 8th April, with the envelope, addressed to myself; it has the Bury St. Edmund's post-mark—I received it and opened it. (
<hi rend="italic">The enclosure, a letter to Sir Henry Hunt, referred to the writer's disappointment in not having been engaged by the Office of Works, and contained the following words</hi>:—"I con
<lb/>sider that I have not been fairly treated by Sir Henry Hunt in this matter, and as I hold the secrets as to the Foreign Office contracts and other matters implicating Sir Henry Hunt and others, if I am not appointed to an assistant surveyor's place, or as a clerk of works, I shall split, as it is no interest to me to hold my tongue and to be humbugged by Sir Henry as well.") I produce a letter of 12th April, which came to the Office of Works. (
<hi rend="italic">This was addressed to Sir Henry Hunt, and contained a similar threat to split if he was not appointed to some post, such as clerk of the works at Kensington Palace</hi>.) I produce a letter of 13th April; the envelope is addressed to Lord John Manners at the House of Common!—it was forwarded by his Lordship's private secretary to the Office of Works, and opened by me—inside it is addressed to the Right Hon. Gerard Noel, M. P. (
<hi rend="italic">This alleged that the tenders for Sir Gilbert Scott's Gothic design for the Foreign Office had been illegally opened by Mr. Hunt, and stated that, unless he got an appointment, he would split on the jobbing for same</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">years past</hi>.) I produce a letter of 23rd August, addressed to the Right Hon. Gerard Noel, but it is a letter to myself. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Sir,—I charge Joseph Taylor, of Gloucester Gardens, Bayswater, late foreman to Mr. John Kelk, the builder, and I also charge Sir Henry Hunt, the consult
<lb/>ing surveyor to H. M. Office of Works, the former with tendering a bribe of 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the latter with accepting the said bribe of 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on the occasion of the delivery of the builders' tenders for Gilbert Scott's Gothic plans for the proposed Foreign Offices, with intent to conspiracy.") I produce a letter of April 26th, and envelope, addressed to Mr. Noel. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Right Hon. Sir,—I have received a summons to attend at Bow Street police-court on Tuesday next as to an alleged libel on Sir Henry Hunt. I certainly fail to see any libel. I shall subpoena witnesses who can prove I am correct. There were, I think, only seven builders ten
<lb/>dered for the original Gothic design of Mr. Gilbert Scott, and I saw Mr. Joseph Taylor, Mr. John Kelk's foreman, give a cheque for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Mr. Henry Hunt in Hunt's office in Parliament Street. I was present at the conversation about it in my private office at Mr. Kelk's, at South Street, between Mr. John Kelk and Mr. Joseph Taylor. I saw Mr. George Kelk, the cashier, hand Mr. Taylor the cheque. Mr. Taylor was sent by Mr. Kelk to Mr. Hunt's office with it and the tender, and I saw Mr. Taylor give it to Mr. Hunt, and I had a glass of sherry with them in Mr. Hunt's office. Mr. Kelk, Mr. Taylor, and myself made out Mr. Kelk's estimate. I shall stand my ground; at the same time my letters are private to the Office of Works among yourselves.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. It was not in Mr. Hunt's power to get candidates Government appointments, not directly—some of these letters are marked private—it is legal to hold a Government appointment and do private business as well—there is nothing illegal in applying for a Government appointment—as regards the Civil Service competition we should know nothing whatever of anybody but the one successful candi
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MASON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I knew the prisoner some years ago when he was in the service of Sir John Kelk, then Mr. Kelk, from 1856 to 1861—he had not to my knowledge the qualifications which he speaks of in his letters—he was not a clerk of works, only a junior clerk—Mr. Taylor is dead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I am a practical office man—I do not know anything of the practical part of the business—I speak of your abilities from what I saw of you when with Mr. Kelk—you only assisted with the estimates very terrifyingly—Mr. Taylor made the estimates—I never knew of your doing so—you moneyed them out, anybody could do that—you might sometimes make, the plans—I don't consider that you assisted generally in the business—you were there to attend to visitors, to introduce them to Mr. Kelk or whoever they may have come to see—I have seen you make a plan or two, but nothing to speak of.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-64" type="given" value="HENRY ARTHUR"/>SIR HENRY ARTHUR HUNT</persName> </hi>. I have been a surveyor for nearly 50 years—in 1856 I was engaged as consulting surveyor to the Government—I was entitled to attend to my own private practice as well—I had to attend at the office about once a week to give my opinion upon any matters in which the First Commissioner or other Government officials required assistance—I have seen the prisoner once only, that was in 1866—he was then applying for an appointment in the public service—he was not</p>
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<p>employed—there is not one word of truth in the letters that have been read so far as the imputations upon me are concerned—I was never bribed directly or indirectly by Sir John Kelk or by anybody else with reference to the Foreign Office contracts, or any other public matters—Sir Gilbert Scott prepared designs for the Foreign Office contracts, and Mr. Kelk's firm tendered in 1859—Mr. Kelk's tender was the lowest, but I do not think it was accepted—the plan was never carried out, Lord Palmerston would not have it—fresh plans were prepared, because the Gothic design was not approved of—the concrete foundations were put in by Mr. Kelk by the recommendation of Sir Gilbert Scott, who was the architect—he recommended that course should be adopted, and the First Commissioner by my advice consented to have it done—it was done at a price that was satisfactory to Sir Gilbert Scott—the new designs were tendered for, and Messrs. Smith and Taylor, who succeeded Mr. Kelk, were the lowest tenderers—that was in August, 1863, and they carried out the work—as far as I was concerned, everything that was done with respect to the Foreign Office was done in the ordinary course of business—I have known Sir John Kelk for a great many years, and have been engaged by him as a surveyor very largely—in 1858 I was engaged to buy the land and to build the large station and make the great works at the Victoria Station, Pimlico; that was a work that required the outlay of some hundreds of thousands of pounds—I was engaged by him to buy the land, value it, and assist in that matter, and I was paid in the ordi
<lb/>nary way by him for those services—if anybody desires to inquire into it I can give the particulars.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. Smith and Taylor's contract for the Foreign Office was by a lump-sum contract, by tender—10 or 12 builders were invited to tender, Smith and Taylor amongst them—Mr. Kelk ten
<lb/>dered for Sir Gilbert Scott's Gothic design—I believe Mr. Taylor was I Mr. Kelk's foreman—he did not deliver Mr. Kelk's tender to me—the I tenders to the Office of Works are sent in before a certain hour in the I day, and they are deposited in a box by the messenger, which is locked, and after the time has expired they are taken out of the box and delivered to the secretary—they were opened by him in my presence—I don't know who delivered Mr. Kelk's tender—Mr. Taylor did not on the occasion of delivering it give me a cheque for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my office in Parliament Street in your presence, saying, "Here is a little piece of plum pudding for you"—I did not say"500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," nor did Taylor say "Yes, he might as well have made it 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. while he was about it"—I never saw you in my office, and I do not think Mr. Taylor was ever in my office—I did not say to Taylor "2,000 would not be much in a job of this magnitude"—I did not open the tenders—Mr. Austin did not complain to me about the tenders being opened by somebody—Lord John Manners did not open them—Mr. Austin did, I saw him open them—they had not been pre
<lb/>viously opened by me—I hold a public appointment to the Office of Works, and do private business as well—I am not a lawyer, but if such a thing is illegal I have been 22 years breaking the law—I do not know what the regulations are with reference to others; all I know is that I hold my office with the understanding that I should carry on private business—I am paid a settled salary of 1, 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, which appeared in the esti
<lb/>mates and is voted every session—since my appointment I have not been paid for any works—Mr. Kelk never gave me a 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque himself—</p>
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<p>he gave me two cheques of 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each on account of my charges for the Victoria Station—they came in the ordinary course of business, and are entered in my diary—I have got the letters enclosing them—I have had several 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheques from him—once he gave me a 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque—I never had anything to do with the drains at Marlborough House—I do not remember receiving any letter from you alluding to Marlborough House end stating that it was not my fault but Mr. Pennethorne's—I have been pestered with letters from you ever since 1866—I was never a builder's clerk in the York Road, Lambeth—one of the tenders for the Foreign Office was not lower than Mr. Kelk's original tender—Mr. Taylor did not alter the tender in my office—he did not put his pen through and underline it—he did not take 7,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. off to make it lower than the others—some of these letters are marked "Private"—Mr. Kelk did not get the contract for Sir Gilbert Scott's Gothic design or any equivalent to it—it was never done—if the Government had determined to erect the Gothic design, no doubt Mr. Kelk's tender would have been accepted—I do not know whether the plain building that was erected exceeded in price the Gothic design—Smith and Taylor did not pay me any money on account of the Foreign office job—I did not cash the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque at Scott's bank—it was drawn on Scott's—I paid it through my bankers in the usual way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque was received by me in a letter from Mr. Kelk on 8th October, 1858—I have the letter here, and here is the entry of the receipt in my diary, made at the time—the second 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque of 4th January, 1859, came in this letter in the ordinary way, and was paid in to my banking account—that was on account of the Pimlico works at the Victoria Station—Mr. Kelk was not interested in paying me more than my services were worth—Mr. Austin was the secretary to the First Commissioner of Works at the time the tenders were sent in—he has been superannuated many years—the tenders were opened by him in the ordinary way—they never came into my hands at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN"/>SIR JOHN KELK</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Grosvenor Square—I was formerly in business as a contractor and builder in an extensive way—I had in my employ in a responsible capacity a gentleman named Taylor—he succeeded me when I retired, in partnership with Mr. Smith, who is since dead—I sent in a tender for the original Gothic design for the Foreign Office—mine was the lowest tender; it was never carried out—ultimately an arrangement was made by which the concrete foundations were put in, not by me, by Smith and Taylor—there was an undertaking to make the Victoria Station, its approaches, and the bridge, I had to buy the land, and I employed Sir Henry Hunt to make a valuation of it, and it came to 200,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 300,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the lands alone—in October, 1858, and January, 1859, I forwarded him two cheques for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on account of his services rendered in respect of that work—there is not the slightest foundation for saying that at any time I gave him 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as a bribe to induce him to get my tender accepted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I believe Kelk is my right name—at the time I tendered for the proposed Gothic Foreign Office I was a master builder at Westminster—I do not think I delivered the estimate myself—I don't know who went with it—I did not have any conversation with Mr. Taylor about bribing Sir Henry Hunt with 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—nor did I say "Let Pearson go with it"—there is not the slightest shadow of founda
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<p>for it—I did not send a cheque for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Sir Henry Hunt with my tender, on that or any other occasion—I have paid him two cheques for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as has been stated; one in 1858, and the other in 1859, on account of the Pimlico Railway—I don't think I ever gave him a cheque on account—he may have received a cheque for 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—no doubt I have given him a cheque for 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I don't think I took it myself—I can't say whether you assisted in making out the estimate for the Foreign Office job—it would be very small assistance—I can't say who used to write out my tenders—there were a good many clerks in the office—you were in my office at the time as a clerk—I should not think you would be likely to know Mr. Hunt at that time; you may have heard his name in the office—he was employed by me as a surveyor on private business at the time he was surveyor for the Office of Works—I think he was employed by me to take out the quantities for the Grosvenor Hotel—I do not remember sending you after Mr. Taylor on the occasion of his taking the tender for the Foreign Office—I do not recollect who took the estimate to Mr. Hunt—I imagine it did not go to him at all—I imagine it went to the Office of Works—I don't know that I ever knew you tell a lie, or accept a bribe—I transferred my business to Smith and Taylor—I never paid Mr. Hunt a bribe—I did not get Mr. George Kelk, my cashier, to get my banking book from Scott's to see whether Mr. Hunt had got the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque cashed, nor did I say, on seeing it,"He cashed it the same day"—here is the banking book, which shows that no such cheque was given, cashed, or drawn—I had not two banking accounts, or two pass-books—I only had one account—I had no separate private account—I can't say whether the tenders for the Foreign Office were delivered before 12 o'clock in the day—I do not remember Taylor coming back to South Street at about 11.15, and telling me that mine was the lowest up to that time—I think Sir Henry Hunt said that the estimates were opened by Mr. Austin, the secretary—I am given to understand there were 13 tenders—I did some work at Marlborough House some years ago—I do not know that the drains were very bad in 1862—Smith and Taylor did not do that part of the work—I can't say whether Sir Henry Hunt had anything to do with it—I had nothing to do with the estimate for the Foreign Office building that was erected; I was out of business then—it was Smith and Taylor's estimate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MITFORD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). In July, 1859, Mr. Fitzroy was First Commissioner, and at the time of the second tender Mr. Cowper Temple was First Commissioner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in a long defence, repeated in substance the allegations made in his letters, and in the cross-examination of the witnesses, and that he considered he was doing a public service</hi>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTEFIORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Hampton</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Moore, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Campbell</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-70" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WHITES</persName> </hi>. I keep the Duke of Wellington, 31, Manchester Street, King's Cross. I went to bed about two o'clock in the morning of 1st May—I made the place all secure, doors and windows in the lower</p>
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<p>part of the house—the skylight at the back over the bar parlour was safe and sound—I left 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in copper money in a cupboard in the bar parlour, in a number of brown paper packets, also a pocket-book or diary with a card in it—about five o'clock the police woke me up—I then found the skylight broken, and missed the copper money from the cupboard, and the pocket-book, also about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of silver which I had left in the bar ready for change next day—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is part of my diary and this is the card that was in the pocket—there was brown paper of this sort in the cupboard for the purpose of tying up the coppers—I found a lantern on the table in the bar-parlour which was not there before—the door leading from the bar-parlour to the bar was broken open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. The whole of the copper money was taken and two bowls with it, also a glass bowl in which the silver was—I lost no clothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. There is no mark on the brown paper—I cannot identify it—it is similar in size and shape to mine.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). I went to the prosecutor's house on the morning in question—I found the skylight raised and a pane of glass broken in an inner window—an entry had been made by that means—about seven the next morning, the 2nd, I went to 15, North Terrace, where Hampton lives—I found him with Alice Day—he opened the door to me—he was undressed—218 E went in with me and said "This is one of them"—we told him to dress and come with us—I after
<lb/>wards found these remains of a pocket-book among the ashes in the grate and this card—I saw the name of Whites in the pocket-book and said "Is your name Whites?"—he said "No"—I said "How did you get this?"—he said "I don't know anything about it"—I saw this piece of brown paper found by the side of the fireplace among the rubbish—Hampton's lodging is close by the prosecutor's—it is only across a narrow passage—a long wall runs along it—I told him he would be charged with two other men with committing a burglary at the Wellington—he said he did not know anything about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-72" type="given" value="SELINA"/>SELINA BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Baker, of 10, North Ter
<lb/>race, Brighton Street, close by the Wellington—about 4.15 on the morning of let May I was looking out of my window—it was light then—I saw Hampton on the top of the wall of Mr. Whites' premises—Moore was sitting on a barrow-board close against Mr. Whites' premises, near the wall—Campbell was standing up by the side of the barrow-board—I only knew them by living in the neighbourhood—I could swear to them among 20—I heard footsteps coming and heard Hampton say "
<hi rend="italic">Drop the bunk</hi>," and then the money was dropped by the side of the barrow
<lb/>board and he got over the wall and escaped into No. 15, North Terrace—the other two ran up the left-hand side of Wood Street—there was another one there named Butcher—he escaped over against the church.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I have no occupation, my husband keeps me—we have two houses and let furnished apartments to respect
<lb/>able people, not to anybody that comes—a widow fives on the first-floor front, a man and his wife downstairs, and a girl supposed to be cohabit
<lb/>ing with Moore—I have never been in a Court of Justice before—I was never concerned in a watch robbery and never received six months or</p>
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<p>been punished for anything—my houses are not bad houses—my lodgers are permanent lodgers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. There is a street between No. 15 and No. 10—you can see from one to the other—Hampton said to Moore "
<hi rend="italic">Drop the bunk</hi>," and Moore dropped it as the policeman was coming through the court—the police came to met the next night, and Moore was in the back making a row with the girl he was cohabiting with, and I mentioned to the police what I had seen—Moore has not had any quarrel with my husband that I know of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I generally sit up at the window at night—I am suffering under an
<hi rend="italic">ability</hi> attack and cannot sleep—I was at the first-floor window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. That looks on to the Duke of Wellington—I can see on to the leads and right into the bar-parlour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-73" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE LEE</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Manchester Street, about four doors from the Wellington—on the morning of 1st May, about 4.30, I was in bed—I heard a noise in my garden—I got up and pulled the blind on one side and saw Hampton and Campbell getting over my wall from Mr. Whites' house with several parcels—one of them was done up in a kind of flannel—I threw up my window and my husband shouted out, and they ran across the garden to a ladder they had got there, and as they both rushed to it the ladder broke in halves—they were over the wall in a moment and I saw no more of them—my husband went out afterwards and came back with some packets of copper money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I can't tell how much copper there was—one bag was so heavy I could not lift it—the police took them away—I said at the police-court "I believed Hampton and Campbell to be the men"—I don't think about it, I know it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-74" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 218
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On the morning of 2nd May, about 2.15, from information I had received I apprehended Moore—he was in the front parlour of 11, North Terrace, Mrs. Baker's house—I told him I should take him into custody on suspicion of being concerned with others in a burglary at the Wellington—he said "That is a fine thing to bring against any one, I will not go"—I got assistance and took him to the station, searched him, and found fourpence and this box—these two money bowls were found on the leads—they are Mr. Whites' property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I apprehended Campbell on 2nd May, at 10.45, at the Boot public-house—I told him the charge—he said, "All right, I will go"—he was talking to Moore's sister at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-75" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ENGLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 29
<hi rend="largeCaps">ER</hi>). I know Campbell and Moore—on the night of 30th April I saw them together in Cromer Street, stand
<lb/>ing outside the Boot public-house, between 10 and 10.15, about 120 or 130 yards from the Wellington—I know them as companions—I had seen them together before many times—I never knew them do any work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Moore says</hi>: "I am innocent. I was in bed at the time. I had come home with my sister, drunk, at 9.30, and did not leave the room till 10 o'clock next morning."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hampton</hi>: "These two men are quite innocent. They know nothing of it. Neither do I myself. The diary was chucked down the area, and I took it up and lighted my candle with it, and threw it into the fireplace. These two have nothing to do with it. I know the three men that did."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Campbell</hi>: "I was with Moore and went to the theatre that night. I went home to bed at twelve, and I have my father to prove it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-76" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>. I am the father of the prisoner, and live at 87, Cromer Street—my son has slept at home regularly since Christmas—on Tuesday night, 30th April, he was at home at 12—he told me he had been to the Alhambra—Mr. Bartlett is my landlord—he is not here—I had a conversation with my son when he came home—he slept in the same room—I made him up a bed at the side of mine—he did not go out during the night—I should have known if he had—I am an old baker, and I am very wakeful—I don't sleep above an hour or two at a time—he went out at 10 next morning to see a friend at Camden Town.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. My son is a barman and potman—he has been a baker as well—after leaving him in bed at night I next saw him at breakfast in the morning—I saw him in bed about 4 o'clock—he snores very loud—I heard the clock strike 4—I was examined at the police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-77" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE DAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, North Terrace—I am living there with Hampton—on the night of 30th April he came home about 11.30 to 11.45, and stayed all night—he went out between 11 and 12 in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I am an unfortunate—I was never charged with any offence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-78" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN MOORE</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Brighton Street—my stepfather lives in the same house—on Tuesday night, 30th April, my brother came home about 9.30, drunk—there had been a disturbance with my stepfather that day, in consequence of which my brother slept on the floor in my room—he got up and left about 9 in the morning—he was in my room all the night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I could not say that I was awake all night, I did not sleep soundly, I was too much upset—if Campbell has said he was with my brother at the Alhambra, it is incorrect—if the constable says he saw my brother and Campbell together near the Wellington that night, it is false—the Wellington is in the same street, a few yards off—I have known Campbell about a fortnight, I never saw him in company with my brother—I never saw Hampton till I saw him at Bow Street.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction on</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th September</hi>, 1871.
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>** and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-559-18780527 t18780527-559-punishment-15"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">CAMPBELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-560-18780527 t18780527-560-punishment-17"/>Six Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>. And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18780527-561-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to four indictments for feloniously uttering forged bonds with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-561-18780527 t18780527-561-punishment-18"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-84" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JENKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 52). On Saturday, 20th April, about 3 p.m., I was on duty in Grafton Street, Soho, and saw the prisoner in
<lb/>toxicated and incapable of taking charge of herself—she was carrying a child wrapped in a shawl, which was nearly dropping out of her arms—I gave the child to a woman, and took the prisoner to the station—two women held her up, or she would have fallen—she was charged with being drunk and incapable—I gave the child to Bugden to take to the workhouse—the prisoner is married, but was separated from her hus
<lb/>band seven or eight months before this child was born—I find that he is a very respectable man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CR</hi> 17). On 20th April the prisoner was brought to the station in a state of intoxication—I took the child to the Westminster Union, and gave to Mary Dunston, the nurse, about 4 p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-86" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DUNSTON</persName> </hi>. I am the receiving nurse at the Westminster Union—I recollect the child Sarah Marsden being brought there—I afterwards recognised it as having been there in October, 1876, when it was five weeks old—it was then sent into the sick ward under Dr. Rogers's care, and was only under my care for a day or two—it has been in the work
<lb/>house several times since that—I cannot give you the dates, but it had been there five times since November—it looked worse every time—it was there twice with its mother, and twice when the mother was locked up for being drunk—it seemed to be getting smaller and thinner every time—it was not clean the last time, there were vermin in its clothes and it was very wet—I remember giving it clothes on one occasion, and on the last occasion its clothes were washed, but it had no clothes given to it—I did not receive it when it was sent in the night, it was given to Mrs. Gunn—it was then remarkably thin and its backbone was almost protruding through the skin—its clothes were very wet and there were vermin in them—it was not raining at the time—I kept it till Monday and then Mrs. Gunn had the care of it—it took its food very ravenously at first, and then it fell away and seemed to be exhausted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. The baby was very wet, but that may have been through natural causes; I do not say that it was through the rain—its upper part was dry and the lower part wet, which would be the case if it had not been changed for some hours.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-87" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JENKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The weather was very wet, but the rain ceased about 2 o'clock—it was not raining when I took the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-88" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHÅ’BE GUNN</persName> </hi>. I am head nurse at the Westminster Union—I cannot recollect dates, but it is nearly nine months since I first saw this child—I was not at the Union in 1876—she was a nice child, but she was in a very dirty condition—there were vermin on her—I saw her two months later; she was then very filthy—the vermin, were falling about while I was untying the strings in undressing her—she had not improved, she was decreasing—I attribute that to having a drunken mother and not having proper food—she was ravenous—I saw her again about six weeks later—she was brought there when her mother was in prison—she had not improved, and the shirt which I had put on the second occasion was literally swarming—I do not think it had ever been washed in the six weeks she had been away; that applies to the other clothing also—she was still decreasing; she was always in a filthy condition—I had to burn the shirt on one occasion—on the last occasion when I took</p>
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<p>her from Mrs. Dunston she was clean, but dreadfully emaciated; the lower backbone was protruding—I gave her food, she was very ravenous indeed—Dr. Rogers attended her—the mother has not been in the house since I have been there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-89" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer to the Westminster Union—on the 22nd April I attended Sarah Marsden—I cannot recollect whether I had seen her before that—she was extremely emaciated, and I came to the conclusion that it was due to neglect—I weighed her on 30th April, and she only weighed 10 lb.—she had then been in the Union more than a week—I weighed her again on 6th May, and she weighed 12 lb. 15 oz.—the average weight of a child of that age is about 20 lb.—my attention was not drawn to her back—she improved for some weeks, and in a week afterwards increased another half a pound, but she contracted measles and sunk, and is now in a dying state—she had not power enough to throw off the poison—all the other children recovered; very few children die of measles—I have seen her this morning—the child's health was unquestionably in danger through the exposure in the street when the mother was lying about drunk—I gave directions that food was to be given very frequently, but in extremely small quantities, in conse
<lb/>quence of the ravenous way in which it took its food.</p>
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<persName id="t18780527-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780527-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-90" type="given" value="HENRY MILLER"/>HENRY MILLER ROWE</persName> </hi>. I am master of the Fulham Union—on Satur
<lb/>day, 13th April, the prisoner was admitted with her child as a casual pauper—a report was made to me next day about the child, and I went to see it—I found it in a frightfully emaciated condition and crying—I cannot speak as to its cleanliness—the prisoner stayed till Saturday morning, the 20th, when she left between 9 and 10 A.m.—the child was in the infirmary all the week, and on 14th April, seeing the state it was in, I offered to take the prisoner into the house, but she objected, and said she would take the child to some mission place in London, a ticket for which she showed me, and said she had obtained it some days pre
<lb/>viously—I told her I had no power to compel her to remain, but should the child die, and it came to my ears, I should certainly give evidence against her—she then came into the house, and the child was placed under treatment—she said that she was married, and the rest of her children were with her husband—I understood that she was not living with him—I did not communicate with him—had she remained with us we should have made further inquiries to send her to her husband's parish.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The prisoner had a meal before she left, and the child was fed and had clean clothes—I cannot account for it being in a dirty condition three or four hours afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "Three different times I had it in the St. Pancras workhouse. I have had it under a doctor in Shoreham every week. I was at St. Pancras and I know the child was not dirty. I have had many a bottle of medicine for the child."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I have had the child under the doctor, and I have given up my work. It got so ill that nobody would mind it. It was not dirty.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I could see the prisoner when he was under a doorway and he could see me—the locket hung round my neck—it was gold and had a very solid snap—in playing with it it would come off with a very hard pull, and this was a very hard pull, it pulled my jacket to pieces—I saw the prisoner's face when I turned round; he was not trying to kiss me—I had never seen him before—I do not think he was drunk—I was somewhat confused—I looked down at my feet—I did not run after him, I shouted "Stop thief"—the ground was muddy—I looked down, but the locket and chain were not there—I did not make a strict search—no building materials were about—it was an ordinary road, muddy after rain—when the prisoner was brought back he never spoke to me, he just looked at me and then fell down on the ground—this was at Hornsey Rise, opposite the brickfield.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-94" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RICHARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of 32, Naylor Street, Caledonian Road—on 13th May, between 4 and 5 p.m., I was near Hornsey Road, taking shelter under a bush; I heard a scream, went round the bush, and saw the lady standing, but no one by her—she had her hand
<lb/>kerchief up to her face and a little dirt on her face—I saw a man running across a field and ran after him, about 400 yards; he fell into some water and I had to assist him to get out—I gave him in custody—I believe the prisoner is the man, but I cannot swear to him—I did not tell him why I caught him—he said nothing—I believe I said before the Magistrate that he said "Oh, don't; pray don't"—there were half a dozen men in the field—the prisoner was through the hedge when I first saw him—he ran as much like a half-drunken man as I ever saw—when I got him out of the water he could not walk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. This was in the brickfield—there was no chance of his getting away if he had not fallen into the pond, as there was a large bank to get up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-95" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BELLAMY</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of Westfield Road, Hornsey—on 13th May I was in some unfinished houses and heard cries of "Stop thief," about 50 yards off—I saw a man running across the brickfield and ran after him about 400 yards; he fell into some water, and I helped to pull him out—he had not strength to do anything, and did not try to get away—I did not say before the Magistrate that he tried to get away after he got into the water; I said that he was trying to get up the bank and slipped into the water.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I cannot say whether he was drunk, he did not appear sober—he gave me no answer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. He ran nearly as fast as I could, and I was not drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 359). I received the prisoner from George Richards in Hornsey Road—the prosecutrix was there—there was a mark of mud as if an arm had been round her neck, and mud on her mouth—I told the prisoner he was charged with stealing a locket and neck let—he said that he knew nothing about it—I searched him at the station and found two duplicates and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he was intoxicated, but I think it was excitement as well as drink—we call him " The Doctor "—he smelt of beer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have been a long time in the force, and have taken up a great many drunken men; some get excited, others roll about, and others get muddled—the prisoner was excited—I should say he knew what he was about—I have been to his lodgings; he has a good character, and his mother is a highly-respectable Woman—the pawn-tickets are for a saw and a jack plane, each pledged for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he is a carpenter—I did not know him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I left off work at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and had been drinking. I remember nothing more till I found myself in the police-station this morning."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-101" type="given" value="BUCHAN"/>BUCHAN SANDS</persName> </hi>. I know the prisoner—I employed him to do some drainage in January or February last—I received this letter signed Henry Carvalho. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "130, Lower Kennington Lane, 22nd March, 1878. Mr. Buchan Sands. Sir,—I have no wish to injure any person in your employ, or say anything that may be deemed done out of spite, but I consider it my duty to inform you, the foreman, the witness in whom you placed so much confidence, was the very man to come to me and ask me to purchase some size, which he said (to use his own words) could easily be managed unbeknown to you, for he should be glad to make a few shillings, as he did not get much. I have a witness to prove what I say, and I think I am entitled to ask what dependence can be placed in a man who thus makes such a suggestion behind his master's back. It cer
<lb/>tainly is rather a singular way of studying an employer's interest.—Yours respectfully, Henry Carvalho.") I know Mr. Foster, who is employed by the prisoner—I have not seen him nor the prisoner write—Francis Ball had been in my employ 12 months in January last—I had confidence in him—on receiving the letter I wrote to Mr. Carvalho, and in a few days received this post-card. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: 29th March, 1878. Dear Sir,—In reply to yours of 26th inst., I beg to say that what I stated in my letter can be proved if necessary.—Yours, &c., Henry Carvalho. ")</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have not given evidence before—I was not present at an interview between the prisoner and Ball about some cement and size.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-103" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS BALL</persName> </hi>. I am working foreman of Buchan Sands, Cardigan Mills, Cardigan Street, Kennington Cross, ink and dye manufacturers—I have been employed by him 12 or 14 months—the prisoner cleared some drains for Mr. Sands in January—there was some currey size in the yard—it is used for dressing black leather—the prisoner picked some up and said "I think I can make some use of this," referring to some which was thrown aside as dregs—I said "Can you? there it is, it is thrown away for a time"—he took a lot away, but not at that interview—he invited me over to his premises at Kennington—he said it could be used in the building and painting business for producing a blue tint in whitewashing, and could be made a business of by a traveller knowing the building trade—I made no suggestion to him whatever about the purchase of it—I did not give him leave to take any away, nor say it was my perquisite—I was a witness for my employer in a County Court action against the prisoner—the prisoner when we came out of Court said "You are a d—sneak;" and turning to a bricklayer, "Jack, he has given you a good lift up"—that was before the 22nd March—my employer made a communication to me, in consequence of which I instituted these proceedings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I did not know the stuff had been taken away till the prisoner showed me some afterwards—I did not mention it to my master—I know Henry George—he was not present at this conversation—I heard his evidence at the police-court—I did not ask the prisoner to buy it in George's presence—he did not say "What does your employer want a ton for it? you had better go and ask him"—I did not say "It does not matter about seeing the governor about it, I can settle all that."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. About 4 cwt. or 5 cwt. was lying about—it is worth 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a load.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-104" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PRIEST</persName> </hi>. I was employed by Mr. Sands at his stable—I know the prisoner and one of his men who was doing the drains—I saw him take away some bad size—on Saturday when Mr. Ball was away the prisoner came and asked me what it was used for—I told him it was used for shoemaker's size—he asked me what we did with the waste—I told him we threw the waste away—he took half a copperful away openly.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This stuff is never thrown away—I sell it in hot weather for about 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a cwt.—there was about 4 cwt. or 5 cwt in my yard on 22nd March.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I told Ball to take away what was over what the tubs would hold, to prevent any accumulation—if any had been bought I should have expected to receive the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I first heard of this at the police-court where I was on the governor's business—the prisoner told me the case was coming on—I have been employed by him nine or ten months—he is a plumber and glazier—I was working in a back room close to the workshop when the conversation occurred—my master was standing in the workshop 4 yards or 5 yards from me—a cask of the stuff was in the shop, which Ball had given master, and that I brought home—the cask contained about 12 or 131b.—it was given to the prisoner as a sample when I was working on the premises.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown</hi>. I did not see you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective N</hi>). I saw Smith on Thursday, 25th April, in the Hackney Road—I took him into custody, and told him it was for being concerned with others in committing various larcenies with a horse and cart—he said he knew nothing about it, and should not go—he struggled very hard.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown</hi>. You said you had sold a pony of your own and wanted to hire for two or three weeks till you bought one—I have often had a glass with you—I did not see Smith in your cart—I never saw you with so much money before—Smith was standing at the corner of the street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOK</hi>. I did see Smith come in—he had a whip in his hand—I was about eight yards from the cart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector N</hi>). On 2nd May I went to No. 2, Peter's Yard about 4 o'clock—I saw Brown get into a trap and drive off in an opposite direction—he said to Peters that he would be back at 8 o'clock—I came back and waited from 8 till 9.30—I told Brown I should take him into custody for being concerned with one Smith in breakings into 4, Gilston Road, Kensington—he said, "I don't know Smith"—I said, "Perhaps you know him as Pennington"—he said, "No, I do not know him at all"—I asked for Smith's address—he refused—I went to an address and found Brown's overcoat—I showed it to Brown—he said it was his—the next morning he was identified—I asked him if it was his coat—he said "No," and it would take six policemen to put it on him, that he was drunk when he said it was his, and that he had been moving furniture—I said it was a light cart for moving furniture, and he laughed.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th, 1878</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Mellor</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-140" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DONKIN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Donkin—on the evening of 13th April, about 10 o'clock, I went to the deceased's house, and remained there for about an hour and a half—the deceased, my mother-in-law, Mrs. Stevens, and myself were in the room—I believe he was about to be married to my mother-in-law—the table was set for supper—the deceased was a teetotaller, but I should say he was a very passionate man—he was sober for all I know—a knock came to the door, and the prisoner came in—I had never seen him before—he and the deceased had some conversation—I could not hear what it was; it was rather quarrel
<lb/>some—a daughter of the deceased came in, and directly he saw her, without a word being said, he took up a glass of ale that was on the table and threw it over her—he then took a knife up to his son; he took it away from him; I got in between them, because the father seemed very spiteful to his son—I said to the deceased, "Do be quiet," and to the prisoner, "Don't strike the old gentleman"—he began to strike his father, and I took the lamp off the table, fearing it would go over—the prisoner punched his father on the side of the head, and he fell on the fender insensible—the prisoner then took the tongs and struck his father on the side—I should say it was a blow enough to do anybody a great deal of injury—his sister said, "Come away, you have done enough"—I was frightened and left—the deceased was then on the ground, on the fender—the sister had been standing at the door, half way in the room and half way on the landing—I went out and met a policeman—I saw the deceased again on the Sunday in bed, and he seemed very ill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I saw Mr. Walker standing on the landing; he was not in the room—I can't say whether he saw what was going on; Mrs. Walker did—it commenced with the father throwing the ale in Mrs. Walker's face—I don't think the son would have struck him but for that—I did not see him put up his hands and threaten to fight his son—I did not hear the prisoner tell his father to sit down, as he did not want to have any row—I did not see the father take a brass candlestick and throw it at Mr. Walker, or take up a poker and say he would knock the</p>
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<p>prisoner's brains out, and strike him across the hat and knock it off; he had no hat on—I did not see the prisoner then wrench the poker from his father—they scuffled, and the father fell across the fender—I don't know whether he got up and rushed at his son to attack him again, for I ran out of the room—Mrs. Stevens had been living with the deceased; I can't say how long—I had never seen the deceased before that night—he had been drinking spruce all the evening—me and Mrs. Stevens had ale—he was not furiously drunk, that I swear—I should think he was a violent man from the way he went on—I had been in a public-house with him before that, drinking—there was some unpleasantness there with a man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. He did not drink anything there, we came out, so that there should be no unpleasantness—it was the blow that made him fall on the fender—the prisoner did punch him savagely—he did not get up again while I was there—he did not seem able to get up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-141" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH STEVENS</persName> </hi>. At the time in question I was living at 58, London Street, Fitzroy Square—I had been living with the deceased about five weeks—I was in the lodging 120, Whitfield Street, with him and Mrs. Donkin on the night of 13th April, between 10 and 11—I was to be married to the deceased the next morning—a knock came to the door—I opened it. and the prisoner walked in with a cigar in his mouth—he said to me "Who are you?"—I said "You know who I am; I am about to be your father's wife very shortly"—he gave me a very forbidding look, and hearing his father say what a forbidding man he was, I went out to look for a policeman—I returned in about a quarter of an hour and met the prisoner coming down the stairs—I took hold of him by the neck cloth and attempted to give him into custody—a policeman was with me, but he said he could not take the charge as he had not seen the blow struck—I said "I expect there is murder"—I did not see any mark on the prisoner's face—I went into the room, and Mrs. Taylor was in the act of placing the dear old man against the mantel-shelf—he said "Lizzie, I am a murdered man"—he complained of his side—I wanted him to go to the hospital; he would not—a doctor was sent for after five days—he was very bad during that time; but he was a very healthy, strong man, and he fancied he could do without a doctor, and he went out and came in—on Good Friday I fetched Dr. Harding, who came and bandaged him up—he died on the Friday following, the 17th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARDING</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, in Percy Street, Tottenham Court Road—I saw the deceased on Good Friday—he was lying on his back in bed, complaining of a good deal of pain about his ribs—I put my hand under his back and felt a fracture—he had been spitting a little blood—I put up the fracture in the usual way—I examined him—he talked to me for some time—I did not see the fracture; it was behind—I felt it with my hand—the two ends of the bone must have separated a little during the week when he was not attended to—the difficulty of breathing was caused by the fracture—a little inflammation of the lungs had set in, which increased very much—I continued to attend him—inflammation crept on the lungs in consequence of the fracture, and he died ultimately from the inflammation of the lungs on the 27th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. If he had fallen in the struggle over the fender across the ribs, that would have been sufficient to break the ribs—I heard that he went to work the day after he received the injury—I saw no sign of</p>
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<p>drink about him—he was suffering from pleurisy, the result of the frac
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am more inclined to think the fall would have caused the fracture than a blow on the side with the tongs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination of the deceased four days after death—I found three ribs broken on the right side, the 8th, 10th, and 11th, a few inches from the spine—there was a large amount of recent pleurisy of the right side—the ragged ends of the ribs projected into the pleura, irritating the covering of the lungs and setting up inflammation, which caused death—the organs were tolerably healthy for a man of his age—there was ex
<lb/>tensive extravasation of blood under the scalp on the left side; that was due to a blow—a fall across the fender would produce the fracture of the ribs, or a blow with tongs, might cause it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). On 29th April I took the prisoner into custody for causing the death of his father—he said that he had heard that there was somebody coming, and he came to meet them—the charge was read over to him at the station, and he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-146" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am sister to the prisoner and live at 51, London Street—on the evening of the 13th April I met him—I did not go with him to my father—I went upstairs afterwards and saw the prisoner and my father and Mrs. Donkin there—as I entered the room my father threw a glass of ale over me—I had not spoken before that—the prisoner told him not to throw anything over me again—my father told him, to mind his own business and he struck my brother in the throat and then went round the table—my brother caught him by the two shoulders and struck him and placed him in an arm-chair—my father got up and told him to loose him and took a black-handled knife in his hand, making use of very bad expressions to my brother, and said he would stab him—he held a knife close to my brother's chest—I was frightened and left the room and my husband came in—I saw the policeman on the stair
<lb/>case—he was brought up by Mrs. Stevens and I saw my father with a brass candlestick in his hand following my brother—he said "I will pay you for this," and he struck my brother on the forehead on the landing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I met my brother, who said he was going to see his father as he had not seen him since the day of my mother's funeral—I</p>
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<p>did not hear my father tell him to leave the room—he did say "Clear out" when my brother wrenched the knife from his hand—he pushed him on one side and he fell—he did not fall on the fender, he fell down by the window.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-147" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—I went into the deceased's room and saw him, the prisoner, and Mrs. Donkin there—the deceased was standing sparring up to the prisoner offering to fight him—the prisoner told him to sit down, that he did not want any row at all with him—the deceased then went to the fender and took up a poker and said he would knock his son's brains out if he did not clear out, and he struck him across the hat—the prisoner wrenched the poker away from him and threw it down, and when he was doing that he fell on the fender on his right side—he did not strike him—he got up again and scuffled again with his son—I am quite sure the prisoner did not strike him with the tongs—he pushed his father away from him and he fell across the table—the prisoner then went out on the landing and his father fol
<lb/>lowed him with a brass candlestick in his hand and said he would "pay him" and struck him on the forehead with it—he has got the graze now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The fire irons were in the fireplace—the prisoner had his hat on when he was struck with the poker; it did not knock the hat off, it made a dent across it—in the scuffle the prisoner threw his father down on the fender—the table was not thrown over; the knives and forks were on the floor when I went in—the deceased only told his son once to clear out; he told me also to clear out—Mary Donkin was there when the deceased was thrown on the fender; I was standing by the room door; the fireplace is at the other end of the room—the deceased was 65 years of age.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-148" type="given" value="JEMIMA"/>JEMIMA TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 84, Stanhope Street, Euston Road—I am single—I was on the landing of this house and saw the quarrel—the deceased threw a glass of ale in his daughter's face—the prisoner asked what he did it for; the father said he would serve him the same, and he punched him in the throat and took up a knife and said he would stab him—the son wrenched the knife from his father's hand, then the father took up the poker from the fender and hit the son on the top of his hat; then the son wrenched the poker from his father, and then they fell against the table—the son did not strike him—he then came out of the room, and the father followed him with a brass candlestick and hit his son in the forehead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was by the room door all the time—I did not see the father fall against the fender; he only fell once, and that was against the table—the prisoner and I came out together—he did not go back, he went out into the street—I went home with him—I am living with him—I went with him to see his father—he went into the room and I remained on the landing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<p>which runs over the Great Northern lines—on Sunday afternoon 12th May, at 5.15, I was driving an engine attached to a passenger train running from Winchmore Hill to Enfield—about 400 yards out of Winchmore Hill station there is an incline on a steep embankment—as we were going down that incline I saw a number of boys; through watching them I lost sight of my road for a moment, and when my sight came back to the road I saw this large sprag or piece of wood lying across the rail; the life-guard caught it and threw it down the embank
<lb/>ment—I then proceeded on to Enfield and reported the matter—about 15 minutes afterwards we returned on the up line, and on approaching the Same spot I saw the same sprig again lying across the line fixed against the sleeper in such a way that I do not think the life-guard would have removed it—I applied the steam break and the guard's continuous break, and stopped the train before we came to it, or it would have thrown the train off the line—I still saw the boys in the field, standing looking at me—I recognise Pritlove and Jordan as two of them, and Hollingsworth was swinging on the gate of the coal yard a little farther on—there were nine or ten boys—I sent the fireman to pick up the obstacle, and seeing a Great Northern servant coming along I sent him after the boys—there were a great many passengers in each train.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-153" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SEARS</persName> </hi>. I am a fireman—I was with Haydon—I noticed the piece of wood on the railway in going from Winchmore Hill to Enfield, and saw some boys in the neighbouring field, they were standing looking at us—I believe Pritlove and Jordan to be two of them—the life-guard knocked the piece of wood away, and coming back on the up-line I saw the same bit of wood with one end stuck against the sleeper inside, and the other on the railway—we pulled up as quickly as possible—I got off the engine and went and picked it up—I do not think the life-guard could have knocked it away—I saw the same two boys on that occasion—I should say that there were a dozen or more altogether—we halloed to them, and shook our fists at them—they said it was not them, and ran away—I saw a man lying in the road asleep, or pretending to be asleep, on both occasions, some distance from the boys.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-154" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PETTITT</persName> </hi>. I am a signalman at Winchmore Hill—about 5.15 on this day I was in my garden at the side of the railway, and saw some boys looking over the edge at the back—they were on the Company's premises—I recognised Jordan and Pritlove—in consequence of instruc
<lb/>tions from one of the last witnesses I went towards where the boys were, they ran away, there were five of them—I saw the sprag picked up on the up-line—the boys were still on the Company's premises then, looking towards the train.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-155" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am the son of John Bailey, a points man on the Great Northern Railway—I am 13 years old—I know the prisoners—Jordan is a companion and friend of mine—I was out with them and some other boys on this Sunday afternoon, and with William Banks, James and Charles Downs, George Chaplin, and Robert Spooner—I saw the train going towards Enfield—I did not see this "sprag" on the line—I saw Pritlove pulling the points, that was before the train came, it was at the entrance of the goods yard of Winchmore Hill station—I said to him, "Leave them alone, you will get my father into a row"—I saw a piece of wood like this, but not so long, in Hollingsworth's possession—about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour before the train came he</p>
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<p>picked it up—I did not see what he did with it—I saw him pulling the points before the train passed the second time, but not the first—when it came back towards London Jordan and two or three more boys were with me down the bank—Hollingsworth was sitting on the gate by the coal-wharf, Pritlove was standing behind the hedge, I was lying down looking to see the train pass—I did not know the "sprag" was there—we were on the Company's premises, we had no right were—I did not notice what the other boys were doing—I don't know what Hollingsworth did with the sprag—I did not say before the Magistrate that I saw it in his possession at the spot where the train afterwards stopped—I saw him going towards the spot—he did not say it would be fine fun—I have told you all I know—we ran away from the coal-wharf because the signalman was coming down the line—I saw the driver shake his fist at us—we ran away because we were on the Company's premises—I am quite sure I did not put the "sprag" on the line on either occasion—I saw Jordan throw a piece of wood over the bridge—it was a piece of a deeper—that was all I saw him do.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-156" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DOWNS</persName> </hi>. I am 13 years old and live at Southgate—I was out on this Sunday afternoon with the other boys walking along the railway—Hollingsworth picked up a small piece of wood, not like this "sprag"—he threw it over the bridge into Dog Kennel Lane—I saw a part of a sleeper lying between the metals—I do not know what was done with it, none of us put it there—I did not pick it up or tell anybody of it—I did not pull the points about—Hollingsworth and Pritlove did—we had no right there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). "I took the prisoners into custody—Pritlove said "I had nothing to do with it"—I said "With what?"—he said "Playing with the wood and shifting the points"—he said "It was Jordan and the butcher's boy at Lang's," meaning Hollings
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<p>lodgers went for a policeman—he was very drunk, and when he is in drink he is perfectly insane, and does not know what he says or does—he had sunstroke in India—I do not think he understood what I said to him—I was taken to the hospital—this (
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WAVER</persName> </hi> (
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-164" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HETHERINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—the prosecutrix was brought there; she had an incised wound in the left arm, two inches long, and penetrating and injuring the bone—it must have been given with considerable force—a knife like this would have done it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I think my wife has been able to go to her work this last week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. I have been attending her daily; if she has been to work it is against my orders.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-167" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE SNACKE</persName> </hi>. I live at the Sugar Loaf public-house in Bell Street, which is kept by my father—on 29th April, between 9 and 10 o'clock in the evening, I was serving in the bar; the prisoner came in with two other men; he asked for a pot of ale; I refused to serve him because on the Saturday night previous he had created a disturbance there—they went out on my refusing to serve them—one of his com
<lb/>panions afterwards came in and asked for a pot of ale; I served him with it, and he went out with the pot and glass; about two or three minutes afterwards I went out to see where he had taken the pot and glass to, and saw the prisoner and his companions outside; the prisoner had the pot and glass in his hand; the pot was empty—I asked mem for it, and he threw it on the ground; I picked it up, and then went to take the glass out of his hand, as I thought he was going to smash it—he attempted to strike me; my father came to the door to prevent him, and he lifted up his right foot and kicked my father violently in the lower part of the stomach—my father put his hands down to the place and told me to fetch the police, which I did—my father went to bed directly he came from the hospital—he complained of very great pain, and died the next day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-168" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SNACKE</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the deceased—I was in the house on the 29th April; I did not see my sister go out, but I saw her come running in and the prisoner trying to follow her—my father held his hands in front of him to stop him, and he up with his foot and kicked my father in the lower part of the stomach—I went with him to the hospital—he died the next day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-169" type="given" value="SAMUEL DODD"/>SAMUEL DODD CHIPPINGDALE</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the London Hospital—the deceased was brought there on the night of the 29th April; he complained of pain in the lower part of his stomach, and told me he had been kicked—I examined him; there were no external marks of violence; he was kicked through his clothes—I did not see him alive</p>
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<p>again—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—I hare heard the evidence, and in my opinion such a kick as that described would account for the injury which caused his death.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-170" type="given" value="JULIAN"/>JULIAN SINGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi> 13). The prisoner was brought to the station on the morning of the 30th, and charged with violently assaulting the deceased, who at that time was still living—he said, "I had some words with the girl, and she put me out, and I made a kick at her and the old man came between and got it instead.
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "The daughter
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> ale in my face. I ran to her and kicked at her, and it caught the father."
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<interp inst="t18780527-575-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780527-576-offence-1 t18780527-name-172"/>Henry Davidson</persName>, and other sums from other persons.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18780527-name-173" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAYWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of the Rose and Crown, London House Yard, City—I have known the prisoner about two years by the name of Danby—he was an occasional customer—he was waiting for me on 18th of April when I came in—he asked me to change this cheque—at my request he signed it on the back—I asked him if it was all right—he said he believed it was—I gave him six sovereigns and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I paid the cheque into the City branch of my bank, at Ludgate Hill, on Saturday, 20th April—it was returned marked "No account"—I cashed the cheque believing the prisoner when he said it was genuine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not see you since the presentation of the cheque till you were in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-174" type="given" value="ALPHEUS"/>ALPHEUS THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the London and County Bank, Islington branch—I have been there five years—we have had no customers during that time named Owen, Williams, and Co., nor Danby—I do not know the prisoner—this cheque was issued in a book to Mr. Alfred Waller.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-175" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WALLER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Lord Palmerston, in the Holloway Road—I have known the prisoner as a customer, not by name—he came on 18th April and asked me to lend him a cheque—I said I could not as they were numbered to my name—he laughed and said "Possibly you think I might use it against your name; I will make it out at your bar for you to sign, or in my own name"—I lent him the cheque—he filled it up except the amount, saying his little bill was at home, and he could not say what it was—he took it away—he showed me a card, but I did not notice it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. You said you wanted to pay insurance—you wrote "A. Danby" on the cheque, as it is now.</p>
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<persName id="t18780527-name-176" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-176" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE OSBORNE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Market House beershop, Hackney—I have known a Mr. John Smith about four years—on about 7th April Smith introduced the prisoner to me as a gentleman connected with a gentleman he dealt with—he gave no name—Smith said "Will you change this cheque?"—the prisoner then came in and laid the cheque down with this card, "Alfred Danby"—he said it was all right and I</p>
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<p>changed it—I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the cheque was endorsed—I took it to the bank four days after—they marked it No account," and said that he never had one—I believed the prisoner and therefore changed the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. This occurred on a Saturday, about 9 P.m., after banking hours.</p>
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<persName id="t18780527-name-177" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-177" type="surname" value="READ"/>
<interp inst="t18780527-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES READ</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk at the Hackney branch of the London and County Bank—I have looked through the books from the commencement of the bank and I find no customer named "A. Danby"—this cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was issued in a book of 50 cheques to a Mr. William Bristowe, our customer—any suggestion to open an account in the absence of the manager would come to me—I received no suggestion to open an account in the name of A. Danby.</p>
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<persName id="t18780527-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780527-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRISTO</persName> </hi>. I keep the Nag's Head, Mare Street, Hackney—I have known the prisoner as a customer, named Danby, some months—on 6th April he said he wanted to send a man some money who was very much pushed, and asked if I banked at the London and County Bank—I said I did—he asked for the loan of a cheque—I told him I had no objection provided the amount was filled in in my presence, and I asked him the amount and he said five guineas—he filled up the cheque and took it away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. There appeared to be no secrecy—I understood you were going to send it to Scotland.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780527-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780527-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780527-name-179" type="surname" value="MATTHEWSON"/>
<interp inst="t18780527-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MATTHEWSON</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, at 96, New North Road, Hoxton—I knew the prisoner as a customer named Owen—on February 7th he asked me to change a cheque—I said I had not enough gold in the house and gave him 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account—I looked at the signature, Daun and Valentine, and thought it was right—I sent it to my bank—it was returned marked "No account."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have not been repaid the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—no Mr. Valentine has called on me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780527-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780527-name-180" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-180" type="given" value="GRIMBLE"/>GRIMBLE VALLENTIN</persName> </hi>. I sign cheques for the firm of Daun and Valentine, distillers—the firm do not bank at the London and County Bank at Brighton—we have only one account and that is at Williams Deacon, in Birchin Lane—this cheque is not signed by me nor any one having authority to sign for our firm—I do not know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Neither of the Mr. Valentines reside at Cliftonville or Brighton—the other Mr. Vallentin would be the only other person having power to sign cheques—he is aged 62 years—we have no Mr. Valentine aged about 45.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780527-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780527-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780527-name-181" type="surname" value="MILLS"/>
<interp inst="t18780527-name-181" type="given" value="HENRY PENNY"/>HENRY PENNY MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a retired publican, living at 2, Park Villas, Leyton—in March, 1876, I was landlord of the Mitre public-house, in Upper Street, Islington—I knew the prisoner as Albert Smith—he represented another gentleman to be his father—on 18th March the prisoner asked me to cash this cheque—he said it was his father's cheque payable to himself—it is signed "Albert John Smith"—he endorsed it and I gave him 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he also borrowed 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and purchased a bottle of whisky—I sent the cheque to my bankers—it was returned marked "No account"—I did my best to find the prisoner, but was unsuccessful—I believed the cheque was genuine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I only knew you a short time—I was at the Mitre a short time—I do not know a public-house broker named Bennett—he did</p>
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<p>not introduce you—you gave me no card—you did not tell me you were in business in Doctors' Commons, nor that you lived at 39, Horton Road, Canonbury—you lived at one time at Cross Street, Islington—you first asked for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and ordered a bottle of whisky—I heard of a public-house broker in New North Road named Smith—a woman was with you whom you said was your wife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780527-name-182" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-182" type="surname" value="VILE"/>
<interp inst="t18780527-name-182" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES VILE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Whitechapel branch of the Central Bank of London—we had no customer named Albert John Smith—this cheque was issued in a book to customer named Thomas Jennings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780527-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780527-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-183" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JENNINGS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Earl Grey public-house, 44, Mile End Road—I knew the prisoner—in March, 1876, I banked at the Central Bank—on a Saturday, early in 1876, the prisoner asked me for a blank cheque—he said he had an account at the Central Bank and wanted to send some money in the country and the bank was closed—I lent him the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I know a Mr. Harris, a Mr. Linguard—I only knew you by the name of Smith—I do not remember a conversation about buying the Prince Albert at Islington—it may have taken place—I do not remember Harris asking for a cheque—you took the cheque away—I am almost positive no one else was present—I think it was about 3 P.m.—it may have been later—I have no recollection of recognising you at the Brighton Races or at the Imperial Hotel—I was at Brighton Races—I do not recollect meeting you at Brighton—I have seen Harris in company, but have not spoken to him—I did not know you worked for him—I have not tried to find you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-184" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a beer retailer, of 424, Old Ford Road—early in September I saw an advertisement for the sale of a public-house—I went to the address named, in Westmoreland Road, Walworth Road, with my wife—outside we saw the prisoner—my wife said, "Is your name Albert Smith?"—that was the name given in the advertisement—the prisoner said, "Yes, it is"—she then said to me, "This is the party," and we proceeded at once to his residence, which was about two or three yards from where we were standings—it was a private house, but the room was fitted like an office—we said we came with reference to the advertisement, and the prisoner said, "I will go with you and show you," and we went and looked at several houses in the neighbourhood—the prisoner said that he was a public-house broker, and that his father had done the business for the whole of the neighbourhood, but as his forefather was dead he had done the business more out of friendship than anything else, that it was not done with a view of gain—we went to the Brighton beerhouse, and looked over the house, and I was satis
<lb/>fied with it—I told the prisoner what money I had, and he said, "That rests entirely with me"—I was to pay 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner asked me for a deposit, and I paid him 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he gave me this receipt, signed "Albert Smith"—I afterwards received this letter, appointing to meet the pri
<lb/>soner at a house opposite Truman's brewery—I met him—he said he would slip over to the brewery and arrange the loan—he returned and said they could not meet the requirements of the case, and said he would see me shortly, as there were plenty who would grant the loan—I did not see him, but received this letter of 29th September (
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<hi rend="italic">on Saturday or Monday</hi>)—that was the last I heard of the prisoner—I never got the house nor the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. returned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I signed no agreement to take the Brighton—I made no inquiries at Hanbury's—I do not know that they refused to lend the money, only from what you said.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-185" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BURDEN</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Rose of Denmark beerhouse, Lambeth Walk—in September, 1875, I was landlord of the Brighton, in the Old Kent Road—I recollect the prisoner and Davidson coming in September, 1875—previously to that the prisoner came several times, and asked me if I would sell—I said no at first, and that I had only been there six weeks, but ultimately I said I would take 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>,—I never authorised the prisoner to sell for 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have not received 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the prisoner on account of the Brighton—he came once after I saw him with Davidson—I have not seen him since till I saw him at Worship Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I gave 370
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 380
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the Brighton—I did not say you might sell it at a reasonable profit—I sold it for less than 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but not till I had had 16 months' work out of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-186" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FINBOW</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of the Coopers' Arms, Golden Lane—in September, 1876, I was looking for a public-house—I saw an advertisement, "apply to Alfred Harvey, 53, Dorset Street," in consequence of which I went to that address—the name was in the win
<lb/>dow, "Alfred Harvey and Co., Auctioneers and Trade Valuers"—I saw a clerk—on the 27th September I saw the prisoner—I told him I had come about the advertisement of a house to sell—he said yes, he had a good thing for me, and he sent me to the Shepherd and Shepherdess public-house, in Old Gravel Lane—he named 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as the price—I went and inspected it, and came back and agreed to purchase it—my brother paid the prisoner a deposit of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on my behalf—this is the receipt—we were to meet at Reid's brewery to complete—I kept the appointment, when I was told there was no promise made to sell the house, though a man named Mason had been there bothering about it—I told the pri
<lb/>soner—he said, "Oh, I can work that all right for you, he has made a mistake"—I received a number of letters from the prisoner, but I never got the house nor the money returned—I paid my money believing the prisoner would get me the loans and carry out the purchase.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. You represented yourself as Mr. Harvey—you intro
<lb/>duced me to the manager of the house—I did not know that you paid 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Mr. Carter—you said you were not Mr. Carter's agent—you in
<lb/>troduced me to Mr. Carter as the owner of the property—Carter wrote to me afterwards to say you were a swindler—I have not the letter—I went to him because you ran away—I authorised you to get the loans for me—I do not know whether you tried—I gave you references—I tried to meet you at several places, but you always ran away—I paid cabs—I was going to pay you for your trouble after completing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-187" type="given" value="GEORGE BENTINCK"/>GEORGE BENTINCK HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Anglers beerhouse, Rose
<lb/>mere Road, Bank Road, Peckham.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner</hi>. You got a deposit of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from me in the name of Albert Owen—I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Weekly Dispatch</hi> of A. Owen, public-house broker and accountant, 15, Marlborough Road, High Street, Peckham, to sell the Anglers, and, in consequence of that, I went to that address and saw you—in result I went to the Anglers, and am doing</p>
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<p>business there now, but I had to employ another broker—this is the receipt, which I saw you sign "A. Owen"—I have paid 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. over again to Mr. Bates, the owner—Mr. Bates is dead—it was through you I got the house—you did not carry it out—I sent for you, and you came puffing and blowing as if you had come from Brighton—my representative fetched you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-188" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOARE</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, White Lion Street, Islington—on March 8th, 1878, I advertised for a clerk's situation—the prisoner called and saw my wife—when I saw him the next morning he told me he wanted a clerk and collector—he said "I have bought the business of Owen, Williams, and Co., and made arrangements to use their name as a public-house broker and valuer at 30, New Bridge Street, Blackfriars"—this card was given to me at the printer's in Ludgate Circus in the presence of the prisoner—he said his name was Richardson—the address he gave was 63, Shrublands Road, Dalston, where I first saw him—he said he was about to take offices and that he should want me to pay a deposit as security to himself for moneys that I should receive for transfers, &c.—I gave him three sovereigns, which was all I possessed, and my I O U for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he afterwards called on me—I was to give him 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I went into his service for a week—inquiries were made as to public-houses—most of the business was done in the street—on the Friday he left me—I did not see him again—I received letters making excuses—I never received my money back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I went to Blackfriars with you about some offices—I was to receive 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I went with you to Basinghall Street—your name was not up there to my knowledge—you have not given me the chance to apply for the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. back again—I do not know that you had agreed to take offices—you said they would not allow you to have the offices unless you paid a year's rent in advance—I know nothing of your private transactions—I did not see Mr. Brinsley.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-189" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRINSLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of 30 and 31, New Bridge Street, Blackfriars—in March last the prisoner came for offices in the same of Bullock, giving as references Richardson, of Shrublands Road, Dalston, and another which I do not recollect—I declined to let.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I knew very little of you before that—I knew you as Bullock—the references you brought were not such as I could submit to the Corporation, and therefore I required a year's rent in advance, not twelve months—you never took the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not ask him his business.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-190" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHAPMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer N</hi>). Shortly before April 20th I received a warrant for the apprehension of the prisoner in the name of Albert Danby—I went on 20th April to a number of places and at last tracked the prisoner to Maiden Street—I read the warrant to him—he said "My name is not Danby, my name is Bullock," and he gave me a card "Albert Bullock"—I said "That is the name on the warrant and I shall apprehend you in that name; I know you have got a quantity"—I looked round the room and took these papers, amongst which are a number of cards of "Albert Danby, 16, London Place;" "Owen and Williams, 30, New Bridge Street, Blackfriars;" "Mr. Richardson;" "Mr. A. Owen," and some whore the number in Bridge Street had been altered to 38—I took him into custody—he said he could settle it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-191" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD"/>CHARLES EDWARD BALDWIN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk out of employment—I have known you two years—you appointed me your trustee, eighteen months ago, of your marriage settlement—you are entitled to 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. amount of dividends not drawn of three per cent. consols—you hare a life interest since your wife's death—the October, 1877, and April, 1878 dividends are unpaid, because you have not authorised me to draw them, and there is a distringas on them by the Union Assurance Company, who lent you 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. I have been out of employment some months—I was employed by C. G. Phillips and Co. between 20 and 30 years—Mr. Bailes is my co-trustee—he is a compositor at Messrs. Harrison's, printers—the fund is 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner has a life interest and then it goes to the children—I do not know that the children are wards in Chancery—I have not gathered my knowledge from the prisoner—I can tell you the solicitor's name—I cannot say that I have seen the deed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I signed the deed—I believe this is your handwriting but I cannot swear to it (
<hi rend="italic">On the cheque produced to Mills for</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">drawn by John Smith and endorsed Albert Smith</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780527-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780527-name-192" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18780527-name-192" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE OXLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a single woman and live at Little Chapel Street, Hoxton—I was present when you produced the cheque to Mr. Mills—you asked him to change it for Mr. Smith, whose father was a broker in the New North Road, that it was given to you by the son for the father—I did not notice the exact words—you had some whisky—I remember being at Brighton with you in December or January—you introduced me to Mr. Vallentin at the Aquarium—we went to several places with him—he said he was buying houses in London and Brighton and that he lived at Cliftonville, and I think that he was manager of the Mill
<lb/>bank Distillery—he borrowed 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of you—I was present on the Saturday when you asked him for the repayment in the market—he asked you for a cheque and you volunteered to get one at Hartley's, of the Sussex Hotel—he said he would meet you in the evening—I next remember seeing him on the following Monday—he was going to London by the special train—he promised to take us over the distillery—I saw him in the refreshment room at London Bridge—you pressed him to sign a cheque which you produced—he signed it—I think this is the one—I know it had large writing, because the ink was thick—I held Mr. Bullock's ink-bottle (
<hi rend="italic">This was the cheque on Daun and Vallentin for</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">d. endorsed A. Owen</hi>)—he said you could get it changed at any public-house where he was known—I have not seen him since—I should know him—he had gingery black whiskers, carroty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. I was Kate Harvey, Bullock, Danby, Owen, or whatever name the prisoner took—I wrote these letters which bear the names the prisoner assumed at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I do not think it is your signature on the torn cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence stated that he was a public-house broker, and that the transactions in question were conducted by him as such in a bond
<lb/>fide manner</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780527-576-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*(
<hi rend="italic">Detective Kerley stated that he he'd a warrant to apprehend the prisoner and that there were many other similar cases against him</hi>.)—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 271). About 1 o'clock on 12th May Lucas gave the prisoner into my custody, and charged him with stabbing him in the left breast—the prisoner said he had not done it—he was crying when I took him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I am very sorry. I was intoxicated."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence</hi>.</p>
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