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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OWDEN, MAYOR. ELEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
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<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>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and part of Tuesday</hi>, 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JEAN MENIER</hi> (45)</persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780916-747-offence-1 t18780916-name-2"/>William Henry Weldon</persName>, in his dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-3" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>GEORGINA WELDON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Henry Weldon—for some years I resided at Tavistock House, Tavistock Square—ten or eleven years ago I tried to establish an orphanage there—I kept poor children there for residence and education—I first became acquainted with the prisoner in 1872, through Monsieur Gunod, who was staying with us for three years—the prisoner visited him; he described himself as a journalist of importance—he said that he had been connected with a newspaper called
<hi rend="italic">La Liberte Colonial</hi>—after that I lost sight of him for some little time—I had a book belonging to him, and I sent one of my pupils to say I had got it, and to express my sympathy with him and his wife as to something that had happened; and he came to see me again, I think, on 12th or 13th of April, 1876—very soon after that Madame Menier came to stay with me, with a little child—we were on terms of great friendship, and were very fond of each other—she remained with me at Tavistock House, until October last year, with the child—the prisoner came to see her very often; I thought he was a very honest man, and his wife was quite certain that he was—in October it was arranged that owing to Madame Menier's health we were to go abroad for a time—we were to go to Paris—we left London at 6.30 on the evening of 9th October, I, Madame Menier, and the child, and six or seven other children; some of them had gone before with Madame Menier's sister; We went to Argles, about four hours from Paris, the prisoner accom
<lb/>panied us to the station—prior to my departure I had arranged for Mr. and Mrs. Lowther to occupy Tavistock House; I expected them to come in the morning; before I left, but they did not arrive—I left nearly all the servants in the house—I did not give the prisoner any instructions at the station,</p>
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<p>before I went there I had given him six pages in English to give to Mr. Lowther, instructions as to different little things that ought to be attended to in the house—I gave him no authority to occupy two rooms in the house—I never contemplated anything of the kind; he could not have lived in the store-room and the lumber-room, because there was no place for him there—he had the keys of those two rooms—I gave him no authority to sleep in the house, or to keep the latch-keys or anything of that kind—I could not exactly say when I received a letter from Mr. Lowther, I think it was in December—I was in Paris on and off, the children were ill, and I was generally at Argles, or at a convent, where five of the children are now—I remained in France till 2nd April—on 9th March I got a letter from my husband's lawyer—I wrote to my mother, and ultimately I returned to England on 3rd April, and went to the house on the 4th—the door was not opened, I rushed in, I got in by a dodge, because my husband was trying to keep me out—the prisoner came up when he heard that I had come home, and he rushed out of the house as fast as he could go—he did not say a word to me—I saw a box in the hall packed and corded ready for removal, it was my box—it contained higgledy-piggledy things, dresses, and linen and lace, but nothing like jewellery, he had cleared off my jewellery-case first—there were several boxes ready packed, crockery, and in fact there was a general clearance—I then searched my jewel case, and he had taken every single thing except some little coral beads not worth much—the things produced by Mr. King, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Cordell are all mine—they were left quite safe when I went away in October—the articles of jewellery in the first packet were not in the jewel case, they were in another box—when I was at the house on 4th April, I saw a man named Baratti there—I found that the prisoner had a mistress living in the house, I found the address of her father and mother in my box, and I telegraphed to them to come up and look for the girl, and we traced her to where the prisoner had taken her, and that was how we caught him—on 5th April I went to the Hotel Cont at 21, Golden Square, with the officer, I went there first and saw the box there—the policeman found the girl Nicholls there, and the servant also, she is one of the persons I desired Mr. Wontner to subpoena, but he has not done so, she ought certainly to have been subpoenaed—the box at the hotel was not mine, but the contents were; there was wearing-apparel, towels, and other things, the detective has them—I never authorised the prisoner to take them away—I gave the servant into custody—the prisoner came to the hotel while I was there with the officer, at a quarter past 12—I said to detective Cook, "I give that man in charge for the theft of these things which are in this parcel"—he strode across the room, shook his fist in my face, and said, "I give this woman in charge for the murder of little children"—he also said that I was mad, that I was not to be listened to, that I was a miserable woman, and that he would do for me, that I should not have my own way long, or something like that—he did not say a word about the property—he only said I had murdered the children and was mad—he repeated that a great many times, in the room and all the way down stairs, and in the cab, and he kept on threatening me the whole way that he would do for me, that he had got everything in store for me, that I should see, and I should know what was coming and all that sort of thing, and that I was a bad good-for-nothing woman—it was all in French; I told him to speak in English so that the policeman could</p>
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<p>understand him, I translated to the policeman what he said—I charged him at the station—he made no statement as to why or how he had taken the property; he said I had got his balloon; that was his excuse for taking the things, because he said I had got a balloon of his; he told Mr. Flowers that it was worth 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he had taken my things as a sort of equivalent—he had given me the balloon, it is a dreadful thing, I wanted it to be taken away, and I wish somebody would send for it—I think it is a very clever invention—he gave it me to benefit my orphanage, if I could get it from the War Office, as I knew several persons there, and if by my influence I could get hold of the thing I was to have it for the benefit of the orphanage, and we were to divide the profits—I was to have one-third, and Madame one-third, and he himself one-third, and we often argued as to what we should do with the money—it was a balloon which he had submitted to the War Office for military operations, it is now in my yard—I should like to state that I have here Mr. Simmonds and Mr. Morris to state that it is their balloon, and not Mr. Menier's, and that they paid 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—I saw some furniture belonging to me at Baratti's, it was taken from my house—I wish I knew where Baratti lives; he did live at 372, Euston Road; the furniture consisted of tables, beds, chests of drawers—I had left them all right in the house, when I went to France on 9th
<lb/>October; I did not authorise any one to take them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Tavistock House was acquired on 3rd December, 1870—I did not say at the police-court that I had last slept with my husband in 1875; it is not the fact—I did not say I had not slept with him since 1870, you asked me how long it was since I last saw my husband, and I said not for thirteen or fourteen years; I said I had not slept with him for about thirteen or fourteen years—I lived with him under the same roof till 1875—I don't think I had much interest in a house in Bentinck Street I did not take it, it was not taken for the purposes of the orphanage—I did not advance money for it—Madame Menier first lived with me on 19th July, 1876, she has lived with me from that time, and she is with me now—at the police-court I declined to give her address—in October, 1877, I did not contemplate being abroad for many years, I did not intend to expatriate myself for three years, I meant to come back in May—I taught the Rawlings family at the orphanage, music, reading and writing, and other things—I authorised Menier to procure bells and a piano for them—I had nothing to do with their engagement at the Oxford, they were engaged there to play on hand bells—I have signed my name as "Valerie" and "Granny"—these letters marked from A to Q are my writing—Madame and I both gook the name of DeLuz, and so did Mr. Menier—these are parts of letters written by me in October, 1877—some of them were addressed to Tavistock House; many were to Mr. Ray, his cousin—this (
<hi rend="italic">marked F</hi>) is my writing, it is a letter which I sent to the prisoner to post for me, and he kept it back—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">R</hi>) is the prisoner's writing, I received it in Paris—it is an agree
<lb/>ment for the balloon and for the millions in New Caledonia—this is the account the prisoner sent me—it is dated 15th June, 1877—there was another account which I received after he was given in custody, saying that I owed him 170
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there was a certain sum of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which I put into the City Bank to oblige him, because he said he wanted to appear to have a financial position in the City, but he was most particularly asked not to touch it—I did not know it was for a bad purpose—I wrote to the City Bank</p>
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<hi rend="italic">about it and also to</hi> Mr. Gunod, thinking he would not like to have to do with such a wretch, but I was mistaken—I let him have a great deal of other money—I did not desire him while I was abroad to let Tavistock House—I wanted him to save a piano of my very own, which I had in Bentinck Street—the wearing apparel that I found at the Hotel Cont was in Miss Nicholls's box—I have never kept an old rag shop, therefore I cannot tell you the value of the articles—I did not charge Miss Nicholls with stealing them—I gave the servant Elizabeth Haseldine in charge—I never saw her before—she ought to be a witness for me—she was Menier's servant—I was so sorry for Miss Nicholls I did not charge her with anything—I said if she did not stop screaming I would make her leave off—I was too sorry for her to accuse her of anything—I identified my watch on that occasion—the prisoner had got it and Would not give it me, and I was determined to have it—I don't know what he said—he gesticulated, and roared, and bellowed, and said I was mad, and that not a word I said was true—I can't say that he said it was not my watch—the detective took it from his pocket—I said it was stolen from me—I never withdrew from that statement—the tickets for. the jewellery were found at Tavistock House—I know that he had no business; he might have had a dozen addresses, one of them was in the Minories—Baratti was a protege of Miss Torreani's—I have tried to be kind to him, as I have to a good many people—I did not allow him to live in the house—I had not given him assistance in money—I had been to the Austrian Embassy, and had helped him when his child died of smallpox, and tried to get him assistance—I had known him about four years—the furniture was not returned at my request; Mr. Wontner told Barratti to send it back, and I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the cart, and he sent it back—I charged Menier with stealing that furniture—Baratti is not here, the subpoenas were served. so late, there was no time to find him—I did not advance money for the construction of the balloon, Mr. Simmonds and Mr. Morris had done that—the prisoner represented to me that he was interested in millions of acres in New Caledonia—I was, when in Paris, to interest myself with the Minister
<hi rend="italic">of Marine there</hi> In getting the property—I think I went once to his brother's
<hi rend="italic">office</hi> in Paris, and Madame and I dined with his mother—the prisoner's brother was not the proprietor of
<hi rend="italic">La Liberte Colonial</hi>—can you be the proprietor of a thing that is dead? it was all but dead, it only lived nine months—I was not going to edit it, I am not up to that—I dare say I did represent that I would put it in such a shape as that
<hi rend="italic">it would</hi> be successful—I think it was on 2nd April that Mr. Neale had anything to do with the case—this is true: "I was barricaded by lire keepers trying to get me to a lunatic asylum, some one having got two doctors to sign a certificate"—will you, my lord, subpoena them? do subpoena them—"the lunacy laws are something awful"—so they are. "Two villains may quite unsuspectingly get into your house and swear away your mind"—it is Dr. Winslow and Dr. Wynne, and Campbell and Rutherford. If you would only bring those doctors into Court, I should be so much obliged to you. It is a conspiracy, I have charged them with it, and Mr. Flowers desired the Home Office to take it up, but Mr. Wontner is a friend of Dr. Winslow's, and therefore he would not do it. It is all very well to laugh, but when a woman's life and reputation is at stake, I will defend myself. I am not wrong. I know perfectly well that three keepers did get into my house and lay hold of me. This man is but the tool of the conspiracy, and why should</p>
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<p>he stand there alone? It is not because he is a miserable adventurer that he is to be the target of these people; there are others more wicked than him who have tried to get me away and get possession of my house. It is not a question of my judgment, it is a question of fact Mr. Neale was actually abetting him to steal my property. Let Mr. Hirschfield be subpoenaed. I know they try to make me mad, they are all connected in conspiring against me. The case has not been fairly tried, and I wish the Jury and the public and the press to know it; the proper witnesses have not been subpoenaed. Dr. Winslow and Dr. Wynne are two villains, and I hope the press will not be afraid to report it I am a spiritualist. It is atheists who run down spiritualism."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. When I first attended before the Magistrate I was not represented by anybody—Mr. Flowers wanted the Treasury to take the case up, but they have not taken it up properly—a man named Nelson had the house in Bentinck Street, he had gone bankrupt for 20,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he got 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of me under the pretence that he wanted to use it for the benefit of my orphanage—that was how I was always taken in by people—the house was heavily mortgaged; the lawyer made him give me the lease, and Menier said he would give me 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it, and he gave it me out of the 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which I had placed to his account at the. bank—he had no right to use it except for my purposes and by my permission, and he swore he would never touch a penny of it—I believe this account was rendered to me in October (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—this is dated 17th November, 1877; it was only to show to the Minister—the prisoner speaks in this of the money I had lent him and the assistance I had rendered him—the term "granny" is one that the children used to me, it was a term of affection—Madame Menier and I used the name of DeLuz, it was her grandmother's name—I did not want to be known, I was incognito—the letter F is addressed to Ray, he lives at 20, Adelphi Build
<lb/>ings, Covent Garden—I handed that letter to Menier to post, but it never reached Ray—the watch was one that I lent to Menier—I had asked him for it dozens of times, but could not get it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES SAMUEL"/>JAMES SAMUEL BELL</persName> </hi>. I am a possession man—I was instructed by Mr. Neale to take possession of Tavistock House—I went there on 26th March—I saw the prisoner there and the girl Nicholls, a servant girl, Lizzie Haseltine, and Baratti—Mr. Neale gave the prisoner a week's notice to leave—I remained in the house the prisoner did not go at the end of the week; he went away four days afterwards in a cab, taking a box with him—I did not see what it contained—the girl Nicholls packed the box, and the other girl as well; part of it was in the prisoner's presence—he and Nicholls were living as man and wife; she left with him—Baratti also left that day, and the servant the next—the prisoner called next day; he said he had got a card from Mr. Neale, stating that he was to point out some things that he was to take away—he did not take anything away—some women's and children's clothing was packed up, and he pointed out some cupboards to me, and he said he should send Baratti with a van to take them away—whilst he was at the house
<hi rend="italic">a</hi> ring came to the bell, I opened the door and admitted Mrs. Weldon—the prisoner then walked out, got into a cab, and went off.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I believe Mr. Neale is a most respectable solicitor—I don't know Mr. Weldon—Mr. Neale was acting for him—I went into pos
<lb/>session for Mr. Weldon on 26th March—at that time the inmates of the</p>
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<p>1 house were the servant
<hi rend="italic">Lizzie</hi>, Miss Nicholls, Baratti, and the prisoner—Baratti was not sleeping there—nothing was removed while I was there but Miss Nicholls's box.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). I was first communicated with on this matter on 5th April by Mrs. Weldon—I accompanied her to the Hotel Cont—when we entered the room the prisoner was not there, only two females Nicholls and another—in a short time the prisoner came in—Mrs. Weldon said, in English, that she would give him into custody for stealing some wearing apparel—he replied, in broken English, "I shall give that women in custody for murder"—there was a box in the room; she looked into it and identified the articles—he said "I told the servant when I left Tavis
<lb/>tock House to pack up my things, and I suppose she packed up these things in mistake"—I took him in a cab to the station; Mrs. Weldon was with us—he spoke in French in the cab—he was very quiet—I can't say what the conversation was about; he was rather excited—he was charged at the station; he made no answer to it—I found on him a watch, which Mrs. Weldon claimed; also some money and some keys, which fitted different drawers at Tavistock House—the pawn-tickets were handed to me a few days afterwards by Mrs. Weldon—I went to Baratti's, and there saw some furniture, which Mrs. Weldon identified—I have endeavoured to procure the attendance of Baratti; he was here last Sessions—the trial has been postponed on two occasions at the instance of the prisoner for the purpose of calling witnesses from Paris—at the station, or in the cab, he Said that Mrs. Weldon was mad, she did not know what she was talking about.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was first spoken to by Mrs. Weldon on 5th April at Vine Street police-station; I had never seen her before—we went to the hotel and found Miss Nicholls's mother there, and the father came a few minutes afterwards—Mrs. Weldon did not appear excited—the prisoner was very excited—I did not hear Mrs. Weldon charge Miss Nicholls with theft—I did not hear her cry and say she was going to prison—I produce the articles that were found in Miss Nicholls's box; there were some of her own articles in it—I did not hear Mrs. Weldon charge the servant Lizzie with theft—the prisoner said he had brought the box away himself, packed by the servant; it was locked when I saw it—Miss Nicholls was, there at the time—the prisoner had engaged the room at the hotel—I know that he had offices at 35, Minories—I could not say that he lived there—I went there afterwards; he gave me that address—when Mrs. Weldon said the watch was hers he did not deny it—I saw Mrs. Weldon again that same night; she did not give me the pawn-tickets then; she gave me two a week after—she said she had the proper keys of the place—I was led to believe that these were false keys—the prisoner said something about the balloon, but I cannot say what it was; he spoke in broken English—I found this notice from; Mr. Neale on the prisoner, and other papers, some in French; they were given back to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY WELDON</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Albert Mansions—I am an officer in the Heralds' College—I am the husband of Mrs. Weldon—I never authorised the prisoner to remove any of the articles from Tavistock House, I had no connection with him whatever—this is a notice to my solicitor, Mr. Neale, to take possession of the house and put a proper person in charge of it, I sent it to him on 20th March—I don't know whether it was in conse
<lb/>quence of information received from Mrs. Weldon's mother, I think it</p>
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<p>was from my own solicitor in Liverpool, for whom Mr. Neale was acting.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I had ceased to live with my wife since somewhere about 1875—she then had some adopted children in the house—I left her in full possession of the house—she has private property of her own, in the sense that her jewellery was considered her private property—there was no settlement upon her, she is not entitled to any property in her own right, that I am aware of—I cannot explain how it is that she says I improperly tried to make her out a lunatic, in order to get hold of her money, because she has no money—I was not actuated by any malicious motives in calling the doctors in to see her, I have certainly not conspired with the doctors, it is a delusion—I did not interfere at all with Tavistock House, or with her movements between 1875 and March 1878—I took no part about the house in Bentinck Street—I don't remember purchasing any of these articles—I had nothing to do with giving the prisoner into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I made my wife an allowance of 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, while she was in Tavistock House—I was there for some time after the children were. there—we had no quarrel, I left at her request—no steps were taken to seize her person, but twelve months before I had consulted two medical men, who had charge of her father—she had been abroad, and the moment she returned to England I took steps to see as to the state of her mind—I did not authorise Mr. Neale to give the prisoner any authority to take things out of the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-7" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED KING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. James Smith, pawnbroker, 28, Tottenham Court Road—I produce three table-spoons, three table-forks, a chatelaine and pendant, two solitaires, and two lockets, pawned by the prisoner on 13th and 17th November last; in the name of Menier, for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The articles of clothing produced I should advance about 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on, that is about what they would be worth in the trade.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-8" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Percy Attenborough, pawnbroker of Greek Street, Soho—I produce eleven pieces of china, pawned on 17th November for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Alexander, of 7, Charlotte Street—I cannot identify the person who pawned them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CORDELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Harrison, pawnbroker, of 319, High Holborn—I produce a mosaic snap and coral pin, pledged with me on 27th November last, for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the name of Menier—I have seen the prisoner before, but do not identify him as pawning them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-10" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I left in October I left other articles of jewellery besides those produced, some bracelets, and a necklace worth 150 guineas—the two lockets and the pendant were not in the jewel case—Menier brought me the black mosaic clock back—the value of the articles left was 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—everything was gone when I came back but one coral necklace—a silver goblet was afterwards brought back by Baratti—my maid found the duplicates—I found one in a deed box, which Menier had lost the key of—when we were abroad, Madame Menier sent for the keys of certain cupboards; I sent the keys by Fremantle, one of my pupils, to take to Menier, and he returned them, and when two keys were found on the prisoner, we thought they were; duplicates, but they were not, he had sent us the wrong, and they were the keys which we had sent—I found two letters at Tavistock square, purporting to come from Eugene Menier—they were found in the</p>
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<p>writing-table Menier used—one is dated 10th December, 1877. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter stated that the witness surrounded herself with children whom she ill-treated and that she was a woman of whom it was desirable to keep clear</hi>.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I received that letter in Argles, or Paris—I was nearly kidnapped in Paris on 17th December, seven days after that letter was written.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-11" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LOWTHER</persName> </hi>. I live at Park Grove, Hammersmith, and am a journalist—previous to October last year Mrs. Weldon arranged with my wife with reference to her house being taken care of—we were to take charge of it, and in consequence of the arrangement I went with my wife to the house—we were a little late, and Mrs. Weldon had gone—I saw Menier—he said Mrs. Weldon had gone to Paris, and had left him in charge of the house to hand it over to us, but it was his intention to remain there and occupy two rooms—I declined to have anything to do with it under those circumstances—I said I would write to Mrs. Weldon—I did write—I asked Menier for her address—I now forget it—it was to the care of some person in Paris, I think Eugene Menier, the prisoner's brother—I sent the letter directed as Menier had told me a few days after she left—I have never seen it since—it has not been returned—I never saw the six pages of instructions which Mrs. Weldon says she left for me—Menier showed me a draft agreement, which he said had been made between him and Mrs. Weldon, by which Mrs. Weldon undertook to let him have the house at 240
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per annum—this is very much like the document, I would not swear to it—it is not signed—there are some initials in pencil, "G. W." and "J. A. M."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-12" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-12" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>GEORGINA WELDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). No such agreement was ever entered into between me and the prisoner—I never saw it until shown to me at the police-court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I said at the police-court that it had been the subject of conversation, but Madame Menier had made such a scene.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-13" type="given" value="MARIE"/>MARIE HELUY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at Argles, in France—I am not married—I am a midwife of the Faculty of Paris—I am sister to Madame Menier—I brought her child to Tavistock House on 29th July last year—I saw the accused there every day—he dined at the same table with Mrs. Weldon—I heard Mrs. Weldon on several occasions give orders to him to pledge articles, silver plate and articles of jewellery—Menier, on the part of Mrs. Weldon, sold me some articles, the fittings to a travelling bag which had silver tops—Mrs. Weldon knew of it—she was present—I remained at Tavistock House till 16th September last year—before that time I heard conversation between Mrs. Weldon and Menier as to the management on Tavistock House while she was abroad—I bought things a fortnight or three weeks before I left—I paid Mrs. Weldon—it was arranged between Mrs. Weldon and Menier that in her absence Menier, as her partner, should direct, conduct, and transact all the business just as if she was here—the orphanage was not to be carried on, because the children went away—it was to be continued in France—sometimes it was said the house was to be given up, at other times that Menier was to carry on the business; she said she was a ruined woman, and everything was to be sold and had to be sold—I do not know about Bentinck House but I know a house was spoken of in Bentinck</p>
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<p>Street—Mrs. Weldon spoke of it—Mrs. Weldon had to pay the taxes and the rates for the water and so on of that house, and not having the money she passed the house to Menier—I did not enter into money matters, but Menier received money from these business transactions—on the 12th October, when Mrs. Weldon came to France, she said they were partners together—they were living together in Paris—they came to Argles on the 11th October with my sister, and remained a week—letters arrived from Menier—I did not see Mrs. Weldon address letters to Menier—I did not go with them to Paris; I went in the January following, that was three months after—I heard Mrs. Weldon say in Paris that Menier was to see the Rawlings family about a contract; she was always speaking about one business or the other—I first heard of the action about the doctors in the newspaper three or four months ago, I think in April—Eugene Menier is not my brother-in-law—I was not on friendly or unfriendly terms with him; I did not see him at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. About two months ago nobody asked me to give evidence, but I heard of the charge and offered to give evidence—I knew what the charge was from the newspapers, theft, stealing jewellery and fur
<lb/>niture, pilfering and taking everything out of the house—I did not know the time the jewellery was stolen, only from two French newspapers; one was the
<hi rend="italic">Figaro</hi>—that was in April, I think; I cannot be precise—I began laughing; I thought it was of no consequence—I did not recollect the con
<lb/>versations with Mrs. Weldon in July, 1877; I had them in my mind all the time—I did not know her before I brought her children over here, and a few days after I had done so there was a general long conversation, and then I heard what I have stated, and then they asked me to bring the children over—it was mentioned all the time I was there—Menier was not only like a partner, but very nearly like the master of the house—one article which Mrs. Weldon authorised him to pawn was a gold watch; I was going to take that watch myself when Menier said "No, it is better to pawn it, the movement is not a good one; you must not take it"—Mrs. Weldon was present at the sale to me—it was only on one occasion—she speaks French perfectly, but she had the idea everybody was robbing her, and said to Menier" You understand it much better than I, do the transaction" or "do the business"—I also recollect a small chain and a little silver box—other things were handed to Menier to pawn, but I only recollect the three things I have mentioned.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The party who came to Argles in October consisted of Mrs. Weldon, the prisoner's wife, and live children, and I had six other children—they came to my residence, which is not a convent—ten children were orphans—one was my own niece—the two ladies went to Paris, the eleven children remained with me—Mrs. Weldon paid me a sum for these children, but not sufficient; she has not paid me now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>. AS to the 8,000 francs, for that I have had the advantage of being accused of having robbed her—Mrs. Weldon paid me 6,000 francs.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-14" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-14" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>GEORGINA WELDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). The statement of the last witness that I authorised Menier to pawn various things in August and September is not true in one single instance—the watch she refers to was sold to Mrs. Landeau, one of my witnesses, and I never heard of it except through the witness—I gave the chain to Madame Menier—I bought the silver box of Messrs. Sampson's, and it was given to the prisoner by his wife—I never</p>
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<p>authorised it—I never spoke of myself as a ruined woman, I should like to bring my account-books to show that I never had less than 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at my bank—when I went to Paris, and while I was there, I never received sums of money raised by pawning articles—I never dreamt of it—the silver dressing-case was given to me—I lent money to a poor woman, and Madame said she should like to have it, and Madame sold it to her; I had nothing to do with it—the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which I received from Menier was out of the 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which I believed to be deposited at the City Bank—I do not know now whether it was deposited or not—I received no answer—if Mrs. Heluy only received 6,000 francs then 2,000 has been embezzled also—if Menier says he paid her 2,000 francs as well, that would make the 8,000 francs—I never heard the statement about Menier being my partner before—I only used the expression in my letter for fun, and he addressed me as "My dear granny" for the purpose of showing it to the Minister of Marine—I never said I took 6,000 francs from London—I gave the 6,000 francs from. September to the beginning of March—I can tell by my books, but I gave Heluy 100 francs at a time for the keep of the children, and to take them abroad—I have asked her for accounts six months since—as to what she saw in the newspapers, she received a telegram from Menier's brother, asking her to go and give evidence for Menier—she said "If I am paid I will go"; Madame was there and told us the whole story—as to Menier being master of the house, I should like to call my servants, who could speak about that—as to dining at the same table, we all, I and my servants, dined together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">William Clifton Crick proved the translation of a number of letters pass
<lb/>ing between Mrs. Weldon and the prisoner, showing the friendly and con
<lb/>fidential relations existing between them, and containing very strong expres
<lb/>sions on her part with reference to the alleged misconduct of other parties</hi>.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-15" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NEALE</persName> </hi>. I am acting as town agent to the solicitor to Mr. Weldon—after Mr. Bell went into possession in March I had an account delivered to me, I think, during the week's notice—the account showed a balance in favour of the accused of 178
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I do not remember it being explained to me that upon the paying in of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. into the bank to the credit of the Accused an assignment was made by him of some property amounting to 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in France—something was said about some property in New Caledonia, but I do not remember anything about any other property in France.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">REDMAN</hi>**—.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY WALTER FRANCIS</hi>. I am a dairyman, of 107, Gloucester Road, Kensington—on 16th August I served the prisoner with some milk—he gave me a good shilling, and I gave him the change—shortly afterwards Vincent, who is employed in the shop, called to me, and I saw James in the shop. (
<hi rend="italic">See next case</hi>.) Vincent handed me a florin in James's presence; I put it in the till and gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I afterwards found the florin was bad, and looked out and saw James following Jones; they were about three yards apart—I went to Mr. Lord's shop, 12, Gloucester Road, and saw a bad florin in his possession—I marked the florin Vincent gave me and gave it to the inspector; this is it; I bent it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. My wife and a boy assist in the shop, but my wife was not there then—I was not away after I served Jones.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-21" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-21" type="surname" value="VINCENT"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-21" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD VINCENT</persName> </hi>. I serve in Mr. Francis's shop—on 16th August I served Jones with some milk; he paid with a good shilling—in about two minutes James came in, bought something, and gave me a florin, which I gave to my master, but did not know it was bad—I went out with him and watched the prisoners—James went into Lord's shop, and Jones waited four or five doors off—James came out and went down Canon Place—Jones went after him—another boy joined them, and they went into High Street, Ken
<lb/>sington—I spoke to a constable, who took Jones and James—the boy who joined them ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. There were persons in the street who were near Jones and James—they walked together five minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HERBERT LORD</hi>. I live with ray father, a stationer, at 12, Gloucester Road—on 16th August James came in and paid for something with, a florin—I gave him the change—a short time afterwards Mr. Francis came in—I looked in the till and found a florin; he tried it and found it was bad—I marked it and gave it to a policeman; this is it—there was no other florin there.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 167
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On 16th August Vincent pointed out the prisoner and James to me at the bottom of Palace Avenue, Kensington, walking together—they saw Vincent speak to me—I crossed the road and took them in custody—Vincent said "These boys have been pass
<lb/>ing bad money down Gloucester Road"—Jones said "I have not been down Gloucester Road, and we have not been together"—I said "How do you account for being together now, then?"—Jones said "He was asking me the way to Notting Hill, and I was showing him"—we took him in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have been twenty-four years in the force—I did not cross-examine the prisoner—I have not been complained of for asking ques
<lb/>tions of prisoners; the police are told not to do so.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-23" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WEAVER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 261). I took Jones, he said that what he had in the shop he paid for with good money—I found on him four shillings, six sixpences, a three penny piece, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, and a small pocket-book.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">KATHLEEN DAY</hi>. I am barmaid at the Greyhound Tavern—on 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> August, about noon, I served Wilson with a glass of ale—he tendered a florin—I said I thought it was bad, and he showed it to a young man in the bar—Mrs. McCarthy gave him change for it, and then showed it to a gentleman, who tried it with his teeth and found it was bad—Mrs. McCarthy gave it to the prisoner, and he gave her back the change which she had given him—this is the florin (
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<hi rend="italic">st</hi> August I saw Wilson in the next compartment to me, and, in consequence of something which was said to me, I followed him for three-quarters of an hour; King joined him in Barbican, they spoke and kept together—I told two officers—Wilson went into a paper shop, while King waited two or three yards off; they then went into Alders gate Street, and the officers apprehended them at the General Post Office, after a stiff chase of Wilson, but King had not time to run away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">st</hi> August, about 12.30, I saw the prisoners together in Alders gate Street—I received a communication from Fleming, and followed them with Porter—they both stopped at a public-house opposite Little Britain and looked in, and just then another officer came from Little Britain, they saw him and walked on—I followed them—I was in uniform, they saw me and commenced running, I ran after them, caught Wilson, handed him over to Crouch, and went after King, who threw some
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<hi rend="italic">st</hi> August, Egan called my attention to the prisoner in Alders gate Street—I followed them to Little Britain, they both looked into a public-house, but saw another officer coming down Little Britain and passed on—I was in uniform—they saw Egan behind them and commenced running—I followed and caught King, I</p>
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<p>slipped and we both fell; he did not do it intentionally—Egan came up and took some money from King's hand, and then went to a brick cart, and came back and caught hold of him again; he said, "You are very tricky, but you have got nothing"—Egan showed him the bad florin, and he said, "Well, you have
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutors. He received a good character, and a memorial in his favour numerously signed was handed to the Court.—
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Imprisonment</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 106
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and three other sums,
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> obtaining a cheque for 96
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> obtaining 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by false pretences.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT LEE</hi> (33)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE, Q. C</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIGGALLAY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">D'MONT ARBUTHNOT</hi>. I am Secretary of the Agra Bank—on 13th July a letter was addressed to Mrs. Yoimg containing four bank notes—I saw the numbers written down in the book and I compared them—these notes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) correspond with those numbers; they are Nos. 05901 to 05904, dated 5th December, 1877—I saw the letter done up and secured and after
<lb/>wards sealed and addressed to Mrs. E. H. Young, 7, Malvern Villas, Kilburn Park, N. W.—it was given to Knowles the messenger.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNOWLES</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger at the Agra Bank—on Saturday, 13th July, about four o'clock, a letter was given to me to post and register, addressed to Mrs. E. H. Young, 7, Malvern Villas, Kilburn Park—I took it to the Lombard Street post-office, and there registered it and obtained this receipt, which I gave to Mr. Dore, one of the clerks at the bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-58" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Lombard Street branch post-office—on Saturday, 13th July, shortly Latter 4 o'clock, I received a letter addressed to Mrs. Young, Kilburn Park, for registration—the letter was placed in a small box on my left-hand side, together with some more letters—it was tied up and put into the East Central bag with other letters, and would eventually go through the North Western District Office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-59" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am acting assistant overseer at the Kilburn post-office—on 13th July I received the 8 o'clock bag, which came through the North-Western, and opened it—I found in it this list of three registered letters, amongst them one to Mrs. Young—I handed them to the prisoner with the registered list, and took his receipt for them; the three letters were all in his delivery—the letters are sorted before we open the registered bag—the prisoner should have delivered that letter about 9.50—he had other letters to deliver besides the registered letters—it would be his duty to bring back the receipts on Monday morning which he took from the persons to whom he delivered them—he was supplied with forms of receipt for the purpose; they came with the bag—it is not my duty to receive back the receipts, that was the duty of Wells the overseer—I sent out the letters by the prisoner at the 8 p.m. delivery on Monday the 15th—he had two registered letters for delivery that night—I gave him receipts with the registered slip—I took his signature as I did in the other case—the receipts which the prisoner brought back would be given to Wells on the Tuesday morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. There were five registered letters on the evening of the 13th, three of them were on the prisoner's beat—he signed for them in the usual way—the receipts are either filed or handed to Mr. Wells—there are 23 men in the office, they all have access to the file—I handed the letters of the prisoner about 8.15—he left the office at 8.40—the men sign the time they leave; they sometimes stay a little later after signing—the business was</p>
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<p>not particularly heavy on the Saturday night—the registered letters are placed with the other letters—he would reach Mrs. Young's house about 9.50, that is When he would finish his delivery—I remember the letter perfectly well—I heard Wells ask about it next morning—I knew then that it was missing, and the receipt also—the prisoner took out two registered letters on the Monday night, one of them was for a Mr. Cooper—I believe that letter was mis delivered to some one else of the same name—it was subsequently delivered to the right person—mistakes are made at times in delivering letters—sometimes letters containing coin are not registered—it is the carrier's duty to report that, and then a double charge is made for registra
<lb/>tion—the prisoner was rather slow as a sorter, and clumsy—he has been spoken to about it several times—he has not to my knowledge left the office with his letters unsorted and sorted them afterwards in the street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The registered letters are put with the others, tied up in bundles, in order for delivery.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18780916-name-60" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-60" type="given" value="ROBERT HENRY"/>ROBERT HENRY WELLS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant overseer at the Kilburn post-office—it is my duty each morning to examine the receipts brought back for the registered letters—I examined them on Monday morning, 15th July—I found that one was missing in the name of Young—I asked the prisoner for it—he said "I have given them up"—I then said "I want two in the name of Young, one at the 6 p.m. delivery and one at the 8 p.m. delivery; but I have only one"—I showed him that, and said "Is this the receipt you had?"—he said "Yes"; that was the one of the 6 o'clock delivery; but I did not notice the stamp at that time—Hill had delivered at 6 o'clock—I afterwards saw Hill, and in consequence of what he said I at once communicated with the Post-office authorities—the missing letter has not been found, only the four notes—the prisoner took out letters on the Monday on three deliveries—he had three registered letters to deliver that day, one at the 4 p.m. delivery and two at the 8 p.m. delivery—the receipts for the 8 p.m. delivery he should bring back on the following morning—one of those letters in the name of Cooper was mis delivered; that mistake was discovered, and I delivered the letter myself to the right person—the prisoner came on duty at his usual time on the Tuesday morning—I inquired for the three receipts for the letters he had taken out on Monday—he said he had not got them—I said "What have you done with them?"—he said "I don't know"—I said "It is a very strange thing if you have lost three registered letter receipts"—he said "Well, I don't know whether I have or not; I have not got them"—I said "You will have to explain what you have done with them"—he then said "I have not delivered my last night's letters which I took out on the 8 p.m. delivery"—I then asked him for his bag containing those letters—I at once turned out the bag and found 86 letters and 11 newspapers—I asked why he did not deliver them—he said "I took them out, but I did not intend to deliver them", and he refused to deliver any more—he fetched his receipts in about a quarter of an hour afterwards, and then went away from the office altogether.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The 6 o'clock delivery is marked very plainly on this receipt, but I did not notice that at the time; I was called away—I knew on the Monday morning that the receipt was missing—I did not know that the letter was missing—I did not report the missing of the receipt until the Thursday, because I could not see Hill, as he was away on leave—I am not aware that there is any letter missing but this one—the prisoner is generally a very quiet man;</p>
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<p>he seemed a little excited that morning—he was not a likely man for me to suspect—ordinary letters have been misdelivered at times, but I never knew of a registered letter being misdelivered—this letter to Cooper was delivered to a person of the same name within five or six doors of the right one—the servant girl gave a receipt for it in her master's name; it was given back to another letter-carrier, who brought it to me—I believe the prisoner was asked on the Monday night to do some other work, to which he objected, he said he had not got through his own work—he had been about five months in the service—he was a slow hand at sorting, not particularly clumsy—I told Mr. Hawkins the inspector that he was not a quick man—I can't say whether he was spoken to about it—I think on one occasion the</p>
<p>prisoner brought me a letter containing some small coin, and I charged double registration for it—I did not know that the prisoner was about the neighbourhood for three or four days after the Tuesday—I have heard since that he has a mother at Reading—I can't say that she sent him money at times—I paid him his weekly wages, 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on the Saturday afternoon—he was supposed to work at some trade besides delivering letters—I have never known the letter-carriers sort their letters in the street after leaving the office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-61" type="given" value="ELIZA HARRIET"/>ELIZA HARRIET YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Malvern Villas, Kilburn—on Saturday 13th July I was expecting 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by letter from the Agra Bank; it I did not arrive—I received a registered letter by an earlier post, but not one from the Agra Bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY HILL</persName> </hi>. I am a letter-carrier at the Kilburn office—on Saturday, 13th July, I delivered the 6 o'clock delivery; among others, I delivered one to Mrs. Young, and got this receipt for it.
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner was on the same walk; he was a quiet, Well-conducted man—I knew he had a mother at Reading, from whom he sometimes received money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-63" type="surname" value="RITCHIE"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-63" type="given" value="FBEDERICK WINDLE"/>FBEDERICK WINDLE RITCHIE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England—these four 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes were presented to me for payment on 15th July about mid-day—I paid them in gold—the name on them is "W. Jones, 2, Trinity Street, Borough"—that might have been written before—I cannot identify the person who presented them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-64" type="surname" value="GASH"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-64" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GASH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England—there are no other notes in circulation of the same number and date.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-65" type="surname" value="WOLF"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-65" type="given" value="JONAS"/>JONAS WOLF</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Trinity Street, Borough, I have lived there 10 years—I do not know anybody named Jones living there—the writing on these notes is not mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-66" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a police constable attached to the General Post Office—I apprehended the prisoner on a warrant on 26th July at Caleot, near Reading—I told him I was a police officer from the General Post Office, and I held a warrant for his apprehension—I read the warrant to him, and told him I should take him in custody for stealing a registered letter, also for detaining a number of letters the property of the Postmaster-General—he said he knew nothing about it—he asked me what the letter contained, I said four 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes—I searched him, I found nothing on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. His mother gave him two shillings to bring some pro
<lb/>visions with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-67" type="surname" value="ONSLOW"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-67" type="given" value="GEORGE THOMAS"/>GEORGE THOMAS ONSLOW</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant letter-carrier at the Kilburn office, on a different walk to the prisoner—on Monday, 15th July, after finishing my delivery, I met the prisoner in Alfred Terrace, near the office,</p>
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<p>he had a letter-bag with him—I said, "Hallo, Bob, have yon finished already?" he said, "No, I have not"—I said "Why?"—he said, "I don't intend to"—he then asked if I would have a glass of beer, and we went to the Sir Isaac Newton and had a glass—he said he had sent to his parents in the country for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in a post-office order—he showed me some money, and I noticed four pieces of gold among the silver—I said, "Bob, you are rather flush of money"—he said, "Yes"—he offered to lend me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I refused—he said, "Take it, you can pay it me in weekly instalments, or pay me when you like"—I still refused—after some other conversation, he said, "I have taken a registered letter, don't say anything at all about it"—I made him no answer—he asked me to meet him at the Duke of Cambridge public-house that evening; I refused, he was a little excited, I thought he was joking, I did not believe him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was not examined before the Magistrate—I made this statement a few weeks back, I can't tell you the date exactly, my solicitor can, I think, I mean the Post-office—I can't tell whether I told him of it a month or six weeks since—it was after the prisoner's committal—I think I said it was two or three pieces of gold I saw—I will swear there was more than 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. altogether—he asked me to deliver his letters for him, and offered me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to deliver them—I did not do it, I left him outside the public-house—I am in the office still—I did not hear much talk in the office about the missing letter—I saw the prisoner at the office on the Tuesday morning, and I saw him again on the Thursday morning—he did not tell me that the letter was lost, I am sure he said he had taken it—he did not say the old folks would stand him 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if he was fined for not delivering his letters.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I saw some silver in his hand, I could not say how much, he showed me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and there was gold besides—I told one of the letter-carriers about this, and wrote a letter about it on 16th August.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780916-765-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18780916-765-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18780916-765-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-765-18780916 t18780916-765-punishment-16"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude. There was another indictment against the prisoner for non-delivery of letters</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<p>766.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN HAZELDINE</hi> (17)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLOTTE BENNETT</hi>. I am the wife of William Bennett, who keeps the Roebuek, Whitechapel—on 31
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. t July about 9.45 I served the, prisoner with some ale and tobacco—he gave me a shilling—I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left—I afterwards found it was bad, and showed it to my husband—the prisoner came again in about 10 minutes, and offered me another shilling for some ale—I saw at once that that was bad, bent it, and said, "What, you vagabond, would you offer me two bad shillings within 10 minutes?"—he said "Mrs. Bennett, you would not lock me up, would you, because you know my father?"—I said "I don't care, I shall lock you up," and gave him in custody with the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-69" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi>, I keep the Lord Napier, Collingwood Street—on 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> July about 9 p.m. the prisoner and another man came in; the other man called for some drink, and gave me a shilling—I put it in the till—the</p>
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<p>prisoner then called for half a pint of half-and-half, and gave me a shilling—I gave him 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put it with the other—I afterwards found they were both bad—the man who came in first went out first, and the prisoner passed his drink to a man in the bar, who said he had some of his own, and did not want it—the prisoner went out—there were no other shillings in the till, only a sixpence in silver, which I gave to his friend, in change—the prisoner's change was in coppers—I afterwards picked out the prisoner at the station from 10 or 12 others, and gave the shillings to a policeman—these are them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-70" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-70" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 409). I was called to the Roebuck, and took the prisoner—he said he did not know the money was bad, and he had no money—I searched him aud found a good shilling—Mrs. Bennett gave me two bad shillings, and Mr. Turner two bad shillings—the prisoner gave his address Benjamin Hazeldine, 17, Wellington Street, Whitechapel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-71" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Prince of Wales, Commercial Road—on 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> July I served the prisoner with a pennyworth of tobacco—he gave me a shilling, and called for a pint of ale—I then found the shilling was bad—he said he took it in the City for carrying a parcel—he was searched in the bar, and as no more was found on him I let him go; but I went to the station on the 6th and picked him out from 10 or 12 others—I have no doubt he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-72" type="surname" value="BEAKS"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-72" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BEAKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 133). On 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> July I was called to the Prince of Wales—the prisoner was there and Mr. Andrews gave me a bad shilling—the prisoner said "I was not aware it was bad, a gentleman gave it to me in the City for carrying a box"—I found a penny on him—he gave his name Henry Hazeldine, 17, Wellington Street, Ray Street, White chapel—I am sure he said "Henry"—I let him go.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-73" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These live coins are bad; the first two are of 1875, and of the same mould; the next two are of 1871 and 1875—that of 1875 is from the same mould as the first two—the single one is of 1871, and is from the same mould as the other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I never gave that man two bad shillings; I only gave him one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18780916-766-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18780916-766-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18780916-766-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-766-18780916 t18780916-766-punishment-17"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARK TAYLOR</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">alias</hi>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780916-name-75 t18780916-alias-1"/>HARRIS</rs> </persName> </hi> (26)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-76" type="surname" value="BRYANT"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-76" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE BRYANT</persName> </hi>. I live at the Old Ship Tavern, Chichester Rents—on August 10, about 6.30, I served the prisoner with a pint of stout—he ten
<lb/>dered a florin—I took it to my sister in the next bar; the prisoner could see me and hear what I said—she said it was bad, and another man who was in the bar ran away—the prisoner ran directly afterwards without waiting for his change—I made a communication to Mr. Duff, who went out, and shortly afterwards the prisoner was brought back by two constables—I charged him and gave the florin to the constable—one of the constables, Badger, was in plain clothes, and I mistook him for a moment for the prisoner's accomplice, being rather confused.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. No one saw it but my sister and Mr. Duff—I did not pass it to any one else—Mr. Duff kept it—when Badger brought you back, I accused him very positively with being the man who was with you—I was very confused—my mother has since told me that she</p>
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<p>said the same—she is not here—she does not believe now that Badger is the man—there is a strong resemblance between the man and Badger, who is a fair man—I did not hear you say when you ran out "I will go after him, the money belongs to me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-77" type="surname" value="DUFF"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-77" type="given" value="JAMES EDWARD"/>JAMES EDWARD DUFF</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and live at 3, Eardley Crescent—on 10th August I was at the Old Ship, and saw the prisoner through the glass and somebody with him—Miss Bryant made a communication to me, and I saw the prisoner going out—I did not hear him say anything—I went out after him, and saw the man who has escaped turn to the right, and the prisoner to the left—he turned into Chancery Lane, and then into Bream's Court, where he turned round and faced me, and I caught hold of him till Badger came up and took him to the Old Ship—he refused to let Badger search him—he said "You are my accomplice, you have just been drinking."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I said on the 19th that you turned to the right—you must go two or three steps to the right to get into the road—that would take you to Chancery Lane—I heard Miss Bryant charge Badger with being an accomplice—I forget whether her mother said the same, but I heard the mother say she would lock Badger up—they did not seem to have any doubt—I saw the other man's back and legs as he ran down the court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-78" type="surname" value="BADGER"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-78" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BADGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 473). On 10th August I came from Victoria Station on the top of an omnibus, and in Chancery Lane I saw the prisoner run out of Carey Street—I was in plain clothes—I jumped down and joined in the chase for nearly 200 yards—I saw Duff catch hold of the prisoner—he said "Bring him back," and I took him to the Ship—Miss Bryant, who had a counterfeit florin in her hand, said to the prisoner "You gave me this, you know it is bad, don't never come here again"—he said nothing—I asked her if she would charge him—she said "Yes"—I told him I was a constable, and should search him—he said with an oath that I should not—a constable in uniform came in and the prisoner caught hold of me by the arm and said to him "This is the man, this is my accomplice, why don't you take him!"—he said several times in a loud voice "You hear the lady say she will charge him, why don't you take him?"—the prisoner was taken to the station—I searched him and found a half-crown, two shillings, three six
<lb/>pences, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze all good—he told the Magistrate that he ran after the other man to catch him, but I saw no one in front of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. You said "This is my accomplice"—you also said "He is the accomplice"—I did not hear the landlady say anything, you were shouting so loudly that I could hear nothing else—I was going to get down in Holborn—I was not drinking at the Old Ship with you—I did not hear the landlady say "That is the man that was drinking with him, that is the man that was in here"—I was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-79" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 400). On 10th August I was in Chancery Lane, and saw the prisoner in Duff's custody—I followed them into the Old Ship, and heard the landlady say "That is the accomplice"—she accused Badger of being the prisoner's accomplice—I did not hear what Miss Bryant said—the prisoner said "Don’t you hear what the land
<lb/>lady says? give him into custody, he is my accomplice, why don't you take him?"—I told the landlady that I knew he was Constable Badger, No. 473—the prisoner kept on shouting "He is my accomplice"—he did not say "He is the accomplice"—Badger and I took him to the station—he told</p>
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<p>Badger to keep his hands from his pockets, and not put any bad money in them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I heard the landlady say that she would lock Badger up, and then I told her he was a constable—she was very positive—the law would allow me to take a brother constable in custody—I told the landlady it could not be him—he followed to the station, and could have been charged there.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi> I am Inspector of coin to the Mint—this is a bad coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I was drinking with a man very like Badger. I was with him in Holborn, and we got talking. I was rather the worse for liquor. We went to the Old Ship, and he said, 'Call for a pint of stout and mild, I'll pay for it' I said, 'No, I have some coppers, I'll pay for it.' He said 'Never mind.' He took out a florin, put it on the counter, and said, 'Pay for it,' putting it to me, and he asked me to call for a cigar. While I asked for it he ran out. The barmaid said the coin was bad, and I said 'I'll fetch him back.' I ran to fetch him back, and believe I ran in the same direction as him. I saw a man turn up a street, but when I saw he was not there I stopped, intending to go back to the public-house. When Mr. Duff came up, he said, 'I must take you back to the public-house. I said,' There's no need, I'm going there. 'Badger then came back, and they took me to the public-house. The barmaid then said,' He is an accomplice, I shall accuse him as well, 'meaning Badger. Some one behind said' Yes, he was in here, drinking with him.' Badger wanted to search me; I objected, as the barmaid said he was an accomplice, and as I believed he was the man who was with me, and do now believe he was the man. Badger took some money out of my pocket in the house, and at the station he searched me, and I gave him a correct name and address, and where I worked."
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner produced a written defence, repeating the above statement, and maintaining that Badger was the man who drank with him, and passed the florin to him</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction of a like offence in September</hi>, 1875,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD STERNS</hi>. I keep the World's End, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney—I saw my niece serve the prisoner with two pots of ale—there were three or four others with him—he tendered a Hanoverian medal—my niece gave it to me, and he asked me to give him change for a sovereign—I said "I will give you change in a minute, I am busy," and sent for the police—I then told him it was bad, and asked him where he got it—he said that it was given him by Colour-Sergeant Mackenzie at the Globe Road barracks—I asked him for his regimental number—he said "I have forgotten it"—I asked him the number of his company, and I think he said "82"—he was perfectly sober—I gave the coin to a constable.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-82" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the World's End—I served the prisoner with two pots of ale—two or three other men were with him—he put down a medal like this, and said "Take it out of this sovereign"—I gave it to Mr. Sterns, and he was given in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-83" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PEARCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 584). I was called and took the prisoner—he said "I cannot help it, I got it from Colour-Sergeant Mackenzie,'H' Company, 2nd Queen's Own Tower Hamlets Militia," and that the "H" Company were at Globe barracks—I searched him, and found a shilling, two sixpences, and 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—after he was charged he said "It is no use my telling you a lie, I did not get it from Sergeant Mackenzie at all, I picked it up in White Horse Lane; I thought I would try and pass it to see if it was a good one"—he was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTAR</persName> </hi>. This is a Hanoverian medal, a whist-marker, and it is the best I have seen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>."I picked it up, I did not know if it was good. I did try to change it I had been drinking. I did not know what I was doing."</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-768-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. E. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD BRIGSTOCK</hi>. I am a corndealer of 128, Columbia Road, Bethnal Green—on 24th July, in the morning, I served Williams with half a pound of flour, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she tendered a bad shilling—I asked her several questions, which she answered—I watched her and saw her join Hartley—they came towards where I was standing—then the little girl went back out of my sight—Hartley waited at the corner of Columbia Road till Williams came back—Williams then went into a sweet stuflf shop and came out and joined Hartley again—the prisoners then went down Raven Street, which is in a line with Hackney Road—Williams crossed Hackney Road and went into the Victoria public-house, Cambridge Street—I pointed out the prisoners to a constable before they Went into the Victoria.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hartley</hi>. I did not say at the station that I did not see your little girl—you had a baby with you also.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-87" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET COX</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and keep the Victoria public-house, Great Cambridge Street—on 24th July I served Williams with three halfpenny
<lb/>worth of gin—she gave me a bad shilling—I said "Who gave you this shilling?"—she said "A woman in the street"—I said "Go and fetch that woman to me"—she went out and I went to the door and saw Brigstock and a policeman—Williams was crossing the road with two children—the policeman brought Hartley to the door and said "Is that the little girl that brought the shilling?"—I said "Yes," and gave the shilling to him—he broke a piece out of it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-88" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLARKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 132). I saw Williams going from the Victoria, public-house—I had seen her join Hartley in Great Cambridge Street before that—afterwards I saw her join Hartley again—in consequence of what Brigstock said to me I took the prisoners back to the Victoria, and they were afterwards taken to the station and searched—Hartley gave her address 20, Kay Street—I went there, and from there to 23, Wimbolt Street—124
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> was with me—Matilda Keats pointed out the back parlour to me—the door was locked, but the key was in the door outside—I searched the room and found a board in a cupboard, and upon it those five counterfeit shillings—I also found this mould on the top of the cupboard, this bowl of a spoon in a box, and a little fused metal under the</p>
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<p>grate, this iron spoon and this other spoon and knife—I took them to the station and showed them to Hartley—she said she knew nothing about them and that she did not live there—at the police-court she said "It is no use concealing the fact, I do live there, but I have only occupied the place four days"—Margaret Cox gave me this bad shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-89" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HARINGOLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 124). I was with Brigstock in Raven Street, who pointed the prisoners out to me; they were together—I followed them—I saw Williams go into the Victoria, and Hartley went in that direction—Williams came out of the Victoria with a child in her arms—I went in and made inquiries, and afterwards followed the little girl—I took both prisoners back to the Victoria—I went with Clarke to Wimbolt Street—I have heard Clarke's evidence and agree with it—I saw these articles (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the back parlour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-90" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA KEATS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Keats, a plumber, of 23, Wimbolt Street—on 19th July Hartley took a back parlour in our house, and came in on the 20th with Williams and another child—on the 24th I pointed the room out to the constable—I saw the constable go into the room and find some counterfeit money and the other articles produced.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hartley</hi>. A lodger opened the door to some one who called on you—I did not notice whether it was to offer you work or not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a mould for making shillings—these five shillings were made in it—this shilling passed at the Victoria is from the same mould—they are badly made—these things found in the parlour of 23, Wimbolt Street are used in coining.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hartley's Defence</hi>. I cannot say how I came to have those things unless Mrs. Wakeling left them. I went to inquire for work and did not come home on Tuesday night till 10 p.m.; and here is another address given me since I have been in prison where I have been at work.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Grace Williams's Defence</hi>. It is true what my mother says, Mrs. Wakeling brought those things to our house.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARTLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. E. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). I have for some time, with other officers, watched the prisoners—on 2nd September I went with Thick to 24, Old Church Road, Stepney, about 7 p.m.—the door was fastened—I forced it open with my shoulder, and we went into a small room—the blind was down—I saw Frederick and Margaret Callard and Mary Ann Crawley sitting round a small table in the centre of the room—some coins were on the table and some on a plate—Mary Ann Crawley smashed the plate—I picked it up—it was wet—they all sprang up immediately I went in—something was swept into Margaret Callard's lap, and they all rushed into the back kitchen, a small back room, and Margaret Callard threw the things from her lap into the grate—I caught hold of Margaret and Frederick Callard, and Thick caught hold of M. A. Crawley, who was so violent that Thick put her on the floor and held her till we got assistance—another man was there who escaped over the wall—I called in two constables, and the</p>
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<p>three prisoners were given into their charge—we searched the room, and picked up 33 counterfeit shillings, some finished and some unfinished, and two "gets"—some of the coins were quite hot—there was a small fire—I saw Thick open this rag and find 17 counterfeit shillings; some were more finished than others, which had pieces of metal on their edges—26 coins were of 1873 and 24 of 1843—under the stoke-hole I found these two pieces of metal, which fit into this ladle which I found on the floor—I found these pincers on the table of the room we first entered, and these three small files, and on a dresser this spoon with some plaster-of-Paris on it, and this copper wire on the floor—I saw Mary Ann Crawley throw on to the floor of the closet, near the back door, this piece of flannel with sand in it—I searched a cupboard in the front room, and found a quantity of plaster
<lb/>of-Paris—in the dresser in the back kitchen I found this bottle of liquid—I found this shell containing plaster-of-Paris—I searched the room immediately above, but only found a piece of whitening—those are the only rooms in the house—I took Frederick Callard to the station—before leaving the house I told the prisoners they must consider themselves in custody for having counterfeit coin in their possession, also a mould for making them—Frederick Callard said, "Very well, I will go quietly with you"—M. A. Crawley said, "They belong to
<hi rend="italic">Old Bill</hi>, and you know as much about them as I do "—she was violent, and put herself in a threatening attitude towards Thick, and said she would do for him before she left—we took them to the station Frederick Callard said at the station, "The less said the better," or words to that effect—the charge was read over to them—I produce a shilling of 1873 which I received from Talbot.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Old Bill</hi>;" also, "You have got us all straight, you have been a long time doing it," and that she would do for me before I left the room—she reached over and tried to get a knife, and I had to throw her down, she was so
<lb/>violent—on 4th September I was at Stratford Petty Sessions—Michael Crawley was discharged there—I took him in custody—I told him it was for being concerned with Frederick and Margaret Callard and M. A. Crawley in having a quantity of counterfeit coin. in their possession, and tools for making the same, at 29, Old Church Road, Stepney, on the 2nd inst—he said, "I don't live there; you know as much about it as I do; I knew some of them would soon get into trouble when I fell, I never serve anybody else with them, I can't help what they do when I am away, if
<hi rend="italic">Moll</hi> had not got drunk this would not have occurred"—he asked me who had charge of the house—I said I had the key, and should keep it till the case was disposed of—he also said, "What about the things in the room?". I suppose the landlord will keep them, as there is a fortnight's rent owing'—I took him to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-98" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CAVELEY</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of 24, Old Church Road. I let No. 29 about ten weeks ago to Michael Crawley, who said he was a stevedore, a labouring man, and his name was Thompson—he wrote "Thompson" in the rent book—he paid two weeks' rent—he said he wanted the house for him and his
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi>—he lived there a fortnight—I saw M. A. Crawley there—he called her his
<hi rend="italic">missie</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Michael Crawley</hi>. I borrowed a van for you, and helped you to unload your goods—I did not see any coining articles in the van.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—he was remanded till 4th September, and then discharged at the instance of Thick. I gave the shilling to Aberline.</p>
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<lb/>mercial Road, Stepney—on 19th June I served the two female prisoners and Michael Crawley with a pot of four penny ale—Michael Crawley gave me a bad shilling—I broke it and threw the two halves in the road—he then paid with a good one—I gave him the change, and he went away—I pointed the prisoners out to my father, who told the police sergeant to watch—them—the females drank with Crawley.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 55). On 19th June, about 11 p.m, Mr. Crow's father made a communication to me, in consequence of which I followed Michael and Mary Ann Crawley about half a mile—I overtook them in the Commercial Road, and took them in custody—at the station Michael Crawley gave his name George Jones—they were brought up before the Magistrate at the Thames police-court on 25th June and discharged—I did not see the other female.</p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These 42 shillings of 1843, and eight of 1873, are all bad—these other coins which have been spoken to are all bad—all these articles produced are used in connection with coining.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Michael Crawley</hi>. This is an acid in this bottle—I do not think it is sugar of lead.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Frederick Callard's Defence</hi>. The young man who got away brought the coins. I met him near White chapel Church; he asked me to go with him. I went nearly to Old Church Road. He asked me if I would have anything to do with it I said "No," although I was without money, and had my father at home with a broken leg, and my mother only just got over a bad illness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Margaret Callard's Defence</hi>. Mary Ann Crawley asked me to go home with her and make some tea, as she was ill I did so, and that is how I came there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Michael Crawley's Defence</hi>. On the 26th I took a bad shilling, and got locked up for it I was away from home, and knew nothing about what was going on there. I am innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET CALLARD</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL CRAWLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Margaret Callard had been twice convicted of uttering counterfeit coin, and Inspector Aberline stated that Michael Crawley was known as Old Bill Wybrow, "and" The King of the Smashers; "that he was the son of Mar
<lb/>garet Callard, and lived with Mary Ann Crawley whose husband is undergoing penal servitude</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK CALLARD</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET CALLARD</hi>**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN CRAWLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months Imprisonment</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL CRAWLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-770-18780916 t18780916-770-punishment-25"/>Seven Years'Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury considered that the Inspector and Sergeant ought to receive a reward, in which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">concurred, considering it a most important cap
<lb/>ture; and directed that a recommendation should be made to the Treasury to that effect</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Denman</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Thomas Smithers, see Surrey cases</hi>.)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K R</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody,—he said, "I was paring my nails with my knife when one of the boys hit me with a belt, it was Driscoll; another one hit me in the back; I did not intend to hurt him like that"—I said, "Have you got a knife about you?" he said, "No"—he afterwards produced it from a box.</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
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<lb/>ing it to a boy, and said, "You fire it"—the boy said, "No, I shall not. I am frightened of the police"—one of the little girls kicked him because he would not let us go by—he said, "I will shoot you all," and he let the pistol off in the little girl's face, and hit her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 29). I apprehended the prisoner on this night about 8.30, at a coffee-shop in Chandos Street, where he had been living for about a week—I told him I should take him into custody for shooting this child with a pistol—he said, "I have not got a pistol; I sold it at half-past 10 this morning to a boy at Buckingham Palace Gate"—this little pistol was afterwards given to me by Keziah Clark.</p>
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<lb/>man—the policeman afterwards had it—the prisoner had been there every day that week.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">James Selman, the prisoner's father, gave him a good character, and stated that he was thirteen years of age</hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday September</hi> 18, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lopes</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">upon which</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">exclusive of the present indictment.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-776-18780916 t18780916-776-punishment-29"/>Six Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18780916-778-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.] He was strongly recommended to mercy by the Prosecution on account of his youth.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18780916-782-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to felo
<lb/>niously uttering a forged order for the delivery of mustard,</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780916-782-offence-2 t18780916-name-139"/>John White</persName>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18780916-782-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-782-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<lb/>LIAM TOWNSEND</hi> (20)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TOWNSEND</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18780916-783-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18780916-783-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-783-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIP SHRIVES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi>). At about 12.30 a.m. on 13th August I was at the corner of High Street, Islington, by the Angel—a</p>
<p>female came up to me and stopped, and I spoke to her for a minute or two—I had seen her at the West End some years ago—I saw the prisoners standing four or five yards from me—they remained there for two or three</p>
<p>minutes, when Smith and Townsend walked towards the Liverpool Road on the left—they soon returned and spoke to Froome—while they were talking I walked away, and the female walked up by my side towards Liverpool Road—when about half way between the Angel and White Lion Street, Smith and Townsend passed me—they walked on in front, and Froome was following close by—when they arrived at the comer of White Lion Street they turned round and faced me—I was wearing a watch-chain across my waistcoat, attached to my watch, which I had pinned in my pocket—Townsend took hold of my chain with his right hand and shoved me with his left—I seized him by the collar, and was struck a violent blow by Smith at the side of my head—I was struck several times after, but I cannot say by whom—Townsend struggled very violently to get away—I stuck to him and was thrown to the ground and kicked by Townsend and others—I cannot say by who else—Cocks came to my assistance—there were a great</p>
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<p>many people about, it being just after the public-houses cloeed—there was a great crowd, and I was knocked about very much—while I was on the ground trying to get my chain from Townsend, I saw him pass it to Froome—my watch remained in my pocket, and the swivel—Constable Butcher arrived, and I handed Townsend over to him, and saw Cocks secure Smith—he was handed over to another constable—we walked on a little way, and I saw Froome following behind a little way off—I took him in custody, and took him to the station—nothing was found on Townsend or Smith—3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I think, was found on Froome—my leg was very much hurt, and I was laid up and on the sick list nearly a month—the value of the chain was about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—they made no answer when the charge was read over to them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith</hi>. You were with the others, and struck me a violent blow—I saw Cocks take hold of you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Froome</hi>. When you came across the road I did not say, "Here is another of them; let us have him in as well"—you were with the others—I saw Townsend hand the chain to you—I don't know what, you did with it</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUTCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 434
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I was in High Street, Islington, at about 12.40, and heard cries of "Thief," and saw the people running towards the end of White Lion Street—I ran, and saw a large crowd, and Townsend and Shrives were just in the act of getting up—I caught hold of Townsend, and Shrives told me to take him on towards the station—there he was charged with the others with assaulting Shrives and stealing his watch chain—I searched Froome and found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. upon him—the charge was read over—they said nothing—I. did not search the others—I saw them together from 10.30 the same evening up to the time I took Townsend—when I came up Smith was struggling with Cocks—I came back from the station on to my beat, and searched about White Lion Street, and about five or six yards from where I took Townsend I found the chain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith</hi>. When I apprehended Townsend you were in Cocks' custody—you struggled to get away from him—Thompson brought you to the station—I have seen you with Froome and Townsend within the last five or six weeks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Froome</hi>. You were taken in White Lion Street—I saw you with the others from 10.30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-145" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 278
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). At about 12.50 I saw Smith struggling with Cocks—I took him in custody—he said nothing.
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith</hi>. I did not see you at the Angel before.
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Froome</hi>. I did not see you that night—I have seen you other nights.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-146" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COCKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Pleasant Row, Essex Road—I was at the Angel, Islington, and saw the three prisoners pass me; I was walking towards home—Townsend and Smith went on and then turned back and made a rush at Shrives, and I saw Townsend take something bright from Shrives's pocket—Smith tried to prevent him collaring Townsend—Shrives got hold of Townsend and they both fell—Froome then came up and com
<lb/>menced kicking Shrives; in fact they were both kicking—I seized Townsend's right hand, and he passed something bright from his right to his left, and then to Froome—I assisted Shrives as far as I could—we were both kicked, but Shrives was kicked terribly—I was on the ground struggling with Townsend—then I seized Smith and handed him over to Thompson and followed up to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith</hi>. I saw you strike and kick Shrives—there were a great many people there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Froome</hi>. You kicked Shrives, and when he was on the ground the other prisoner passed something bright to you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-147" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-147" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-147" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE WOOD</persName> </hi>. I was walking with the prosecutor and saw it all take place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith</hi>. This occurred at about 12.40—you were with Townsend—I can positively swear to you—I saw you strike Shrives at the side of his head, and you held him down and kicked him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Smith</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM TOWNSEND</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, Examined by Smith</hi>). You were not with me drinking on the evening of the 13th—I cannot answer to your kicking or striking Shrives—I don't know you.
<hi rend="italic">Examined by Froome</hi>. You were not with me.
<hi rend="italic">Smith's Defence</hi>. I was proceeding home, and as I came to White Lion Street, I was seized hold of by the collar, and he said "You are one of them." I was taken to the police-station and charged with being concerned with the other two. I know nothing of the matter. I have been to sea for two and a half years, and had only been home a fortnight when this happened. When Townsend got to the station he could not give his name; he was the worse for drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Froome's Defence</hi>. I was standing near the public-house, and saw a crowd and went to the corner, and as soon as I got there Shrives turned round and got hold of me. I said "What are you taking me for?" and he said "I will let you know when I get you to the station." I said "I will go quiet," and I went down and see these two men standing in the dock. Shrives said "I accuse this man." I was searched and nothing was found on me. I was taken at the corner of Upper Street. Butcher went back an hour and a half after and found the chain in White Lion Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780916-783-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-783-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">FROOME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was furthered charged with having been convicted of felony in March</hi>, 1875,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-783-18780916 t18780916-783-punishment-36"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">TOWNSEND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character—
<rs id="t18780916-783-punishment-37" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18780916-783-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-783-18780916 t18780916-783-punishment-37"/>Nine Months' Imprison
<lb/>ment</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18780916-783-punishment-38" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18780916-783-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-783-18780916 t18780916-783-punishment-38"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Denman</hi>.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CARTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLEN BANGLE</hi>. I am the wife of James Bangle, of 10, Little North Street, Whitechapel—on Saturday night, 6th July, I had been out late to market, and about 11.50 I was talking with Mrs. Chivers on her doorstep—I heard a noise coming from Nelson Court, 2 or 3 yards across the road—we went to the entrance of the court and saw Mr. Greyburn standing against Cantor's door, and Mrs. Greyburn against the wall—Mrs. Cantor was up at her first-floor window; her front door was closed—they were abusing each other—we stood there four or five minutes, when the prisoner came into the court and asked Mrs. Greyburn what all this disturbance found the house was about—she said his mother had been calling her bad names—he said "I dare</p>
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<p>say she had occasion to do so"—he knocked it his door and Mrs. Cantor opened it, and she leant out over the threshold of the door and struck Mrs. Greyburn twice on the head with a stick, and the stick broke—Mrs. Greyburn was then talking to some women—she was not attacking anybody, there was no struggling—as Mrs. Cantor went to go indoors the prisoner came out and struck Mr. Greyburn on the head with a poker—I can't say whether it was once or twice—that was the first I had seen of a poker—Greyburn was standing by the door talking to some men about horse-racing; he was not trying to get into the house; I believe he had had a little to drink, but I did not notice that he was drunk; he was not talking particularly loud—he had a tall stiff hat on—there were a great many people collected in the court by this time—the blow appeared to be very hard, it hit him on the hat; he went with great force like that (
<hi rend="italic">describing</hi>)—I did not see anything in Greyburn's hand or in his wife's</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I am a friend of Mrs. Chivers—I did not talk the matter over with her before I gave evidence before the Coroner—I did not hear her give her evidence there, I did at Worship Street—I have not mentioned before to-day about Greyburn talking on racing matters, I don't remember Mrs. Chivers referring to it—I did not hear Mr. Greyburn use abusive language, I heard very high words between the two women—Mr. Greyburn did not kick against the door whilst I was there, no stones were thrown at Mrs. Cantor's window, or any glass broken—I did not see Mr. and Mrs. Greyburn burst open Cantor's door before the prisoner came—I did not see Mrs. Greyburn spit in his face, or Mr. and Mrs. Greyburn seize hold of him—I did not hear Mrs. Greyburn call out to her daughter "Emma, go and fetch the poker"—I did not hear any one call out, "Why don't you come out in the court and fight"—I did not hear the word "coward" used.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Mrs. Chivers and I were together all the time—I did not know any of the parties, I never saw the prisoner before, I had seen Mrs. Cantor at the door once or twice, just to pass the time of day—I knew nothing at all of the Greyburns—we were in the court four or five minutes before the poker was used, during that time the women were quarrelling and calling each other very bad names, I believe they were quarrelling about the character of Mrs. Cantor's daughters—Mr. Greyburn was standing close to the door when the prisoner struck him—when the prisoner first came out with the poker, he made two or three steps after a child, and then he came back and struck the man and then the woman, they were close together—I never saw my husband with Greyburn—I don't know that he was an acquaintance of his.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-150" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-150" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA CHIVERS</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband, who is a clerk at Pickford's, at 8, Little North Street, Whitechapel—about 12 o'clock on this Saturday night, I was talking with Mrs. Bangle at my door, I heard a noise of quarrell
<lb/> ing in Nelson Court, and we went over—I saw Mrs. Cantor and Mrs. Greyburn quarrelling—Mrs. Cantor was up at the window, and Mrs. Greyburn was in the court outside the door, she was using the bad language—Mr. Greyburn was standing close against the door, it was shut, the alter
<lb/> cation went on for four or five minutes; the prisoner then came into the court—I heard him ask Mrs. Greyburn what she was making a noise round his mother's door for—she said, "Look at the dreadful language your mother has called me"—he then went inside, and Mrs. Cantor came out with a</p>
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<p>stick and struck Mrs. Greyburn on the head with it, and it was broken—the prisoner then came but and struck Mr. Greyburn on the head with the poker very heavily twice—he then struck Mrs. Greyburn on the head, and went indoors and shut and fastened the door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I did not see the poker in his hand till he struck the blow—he made two or three steps after some children, but I did not see him do anything to them—I did not see Mr. Greyburn kick at the door, or see any stones thrown or the window broken—I did not hear any foul language from Mr. Greyburn, he was talking about horse-racing—I did not see Mr. and Mrs. Greyburn seize the prisoner and strike him across the neck, or see Mrs. Greyburn spit in his face, or call out "Emma, bring the poker"—I did not see Emma there at all—Mr. Greyburn did not look as if he was in drink, he was very quiet—he asked his wife once to come indoors.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not hear Mrs. Greyburn use bad language, it was Mrs. Cantor used the bad language from her window, it was about the two daughters they were disagreeing—I knew nothing of them before, or had any dispute with either of them—the prisoner came into the court from the Whitechapel end.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-151" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER GREYBURN</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the deceased, and lived with him and my mother in Nelson Court—I have one brother and a little sister named Emma—on the night of this disturbance my father and mother were out in the court about 12 o'clock—I came up the court and went indoors and laid on the sofa—I heard my little sister scream outside, I got up to see what was the matter, and mother and father and Mrs. Cantor were rowing, she was in the doorway, and they were outside—the prisoner came and said, "What are you kicking up a disturbance round here for?"—Mrs. Cantor was standing in the passage with a poker in her hand, and the prisoner took it out of her hand, and struck my father with it and then my mother, she fell to the ground and my father went upstairs, he was afterwards taken to the hospital; my sister did not go in and fetch the poker out of our house—I did not see her with a poker, nor my father or mother—I saw the prisoner take it from the passage from his own house—I only saw him strike my father one blow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Mrs. Cantor was not up at her window—I did not hear them using bad language, my father was not hammering at the shutters and the door—I did not see the door burst open or the lock burst off—the prisoner was in the passage of his own house when he took the poker from his mother—I never used the expression to my sister, "If you had not brought but the poker this would not have happened"—I did not see my mother seize hold of the prisoner, or strike him or spit in his face—the downstairs window was broken after the blow by the people that were rowing—my father and mother did not throw stones at the window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-152" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-152" type="surname" value="GREYBURN"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-152" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE GREYBURN</persName> </hi>. I am the widow of the deceased—I now live at 17, Lisbum Street—at the time in question I lived at 4, Nelson Court—before 12 o'clock this night I had been out somewhere, and came back to the court—I heard my husband's voice in the court rather loud and angry—Mrs. Cantor was upstairs; she came down and opened the door, and said something to me, and we had a few words; we were talking, I dare say, about five minutes—I was trying to get my husband indoors—I looked round and saw the prisoner come up the court, and before I had time to say anything he took the poker out of his mother's hand and hit me on the</p>
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<p>head with it—I can't say whether he hit my husband before he hit me—I became insensible—I did not call on my daughter Emma to fetch a poker—I was taken to the hospital before my husband</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I do not recollect two policemen coming and telling me. and my husband to go indoors—when my husband was in liquor he used bad language—he was not very much the worse for liquor this night; he had been drinking—I was sober; I had had a little—I do not recollect the language my husband used—I know nothing about bursting or kicking the door or breaking the glass.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The last I saw of my husband was talking to some men about a yard from me—there was no dispute or struggle going on between him and the prisoner then; he stood with his back to him—I do not know what he was talking about—he was talking foolishly, as a man in liquor does, but not angrily—we had no quarrel about the daughters that day; that was months past—she called me bad names, and of course I did the same—this is my husband's hat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) which he had on at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-153" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MANN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 105). I was called to this court at a little after 1 in the morning—I went to No. 4, and found the deceased lying on the bed upstairs in the back room bleeding very much from a wound in the head—I had him removed at once to the London Hospital—this hat was afterwards brought to the station by the inspector.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-154" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK WELLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi> 17). On Monday morning, 8th July, about 9 o'clock, while I was on duty at the station in Commercial Street, the prisoner came there—I asked what he wanted, and he said, "My name is Joseph Cantor; I believe you want me"—I told him to sit down; he said, "I want to make a statement"—I cautioned him, and said, "If you wish to make a statement I must take it down in writing, and anything you may say will be used in evidence against you"—he then said, "On Sunday morning, at 12.45 a.m., I went to the bottom of the court; I said, 'Mrs. Craven, what do you want making a noise round my door?' she said, 'What is that to do with you?' I said to her, 'It is all to do with me;' she then said, 'Who are you, and what are you?' I said, 'I am as good as you;' she said, 'You!' and spit in my face; I said to her, 'Don't spit in my face,' and she did it again; then John Craven said, 'You b—, I got it in for you and your brother;' he then struck me in the neck; I tried to return the blow, when I received a blow on the head with a poker; I took the poker away, and struck them both back again"—he signed this statement in my presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-155" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PALMER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 615). About half-past 11 on this night I was called to this court; there was a noise going on between Mr. Grey
<lb/> burn and Mrs. Cantor—I did not see Mrs. Greyburn then—I persuaded both parties to go indoors, and they did so, and I left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. They were using foul language to each other—it was the prisoner's sister who came to me in the Whitechapel Road, about 200 yards from the court; another constable went with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-156" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-156" type="given" value="BEDFORD"/>BEDFORD FLEMING</persName> </hi>. I was house-surgeon at the London Hospital on the 7th July—John Greyburn was brought there about half-past 2—he was in a very low state indeed; in fact, almost dying, from loss of blood and in jury to the brain; there was a great deal of blood on the skull—there was a long deep incised wound running along the top of the head for about 2¼; inches, which went down to the bone, and which had evidently been caused by</p>
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<p>some hard blunt instrument—he was perfectly unconscious, and did not revive at all; he continued sinking for 12 hours, and then died from the injury—a poker would be a very likely instrument to produce such injuries; it must have been used with a great deal of force—I examined this hat at the inquest, and this hole in it corresponds with that part of the head where the blow was.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-784-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">>Several police officers and other witnesses deposed to the prisoner's good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-784-18780916 t18780916-784-punishment-39"/>One Month's Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>785.
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> Indicted, together with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLOTTE CANTOR</hi> </persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>786.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY COX</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18780916-786-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a bill of exchange for 10
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18780916-786-offence-1 t18780916-name-161"/>Samuel Miller</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-162" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK AUSTIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Alvington Crescent, Stoke Newington—I am fourteen years of age, and have been the office boy of Messrs. Miller and Sons, of 23, Leadenhall Street, solicitors, since last March—on 16th July the prisoner came to the office and asked to see Mr. Miller—I told him he was not in—he said "Could you let me see the books referring to Mrs. Depledge?"—I said "I know nothing about any books; but I can let you see the papers"—he had said he came from the country to pay a bill for Mrs. Depledge, and he was her brother—he said "Let me see them"—I got the papers out of Mr. Miller's basket and gave them to the prisoner; they consisted of a bill of exchange, an account, copy letters from Messrs. Miller and Son, and one letter from Mrs. Depledge to the Marquis D'Oliveres—these are some of the documents (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he said "I must take these papers away to look over the account"—I said "You must not take the papers away; instructions have been given not to allow anything to go out of the office"—I gave him a pencil, and he wrote on an envelope "Received of Messrs. Miler and Son, 25, East India Chambers, the letters appertaining to Depledge. H. Ashley, 67, Hyde Park Gardens"—I said "How can your name be Ashley if your sister's, name is Depledge?"—he said "Oh, she is married," and asked me if I knew where the Marquis D'Oliverez lived—I said I did not—he said if he knew where he lived he would puneh his</p>
<p>b—y head for him—I made no reply to that—he took the papers away—when Mr. Miller came the next morning I made a communication to him—I was in a cab when the prisoner was arrested in the Essex Road—he opened the door, and I said "That is the gentleman that took the papers"—we afterwards took the prisoner to the police-station—I stood apart when Mr. Miller and the prisoner talked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>. Mr. Lickfold defended Cox at the Mansion House—these papers have been returned to Mr. Miller—I heard Mr. Miller say that he saw Mra Depledge's letter at 12 o'clock upon the Tuesday, when Cox came at 3—I did not see Mr. Miller that evening; he came next morning about 10—he had gone to Croydon—he left the office between 12 and 12.30—I will swear he was there at 12—he did not say to me that he had to go to Plaistow that day—I do not think the marquis was with Mr. Miller on the Monday before the letter was stolen—he had the</p>
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<p>papers in his hand a quarter of an hour—I cannot say that he took the letter away—I know his writing—I think he came the morning after the 16th—I did not hear the conversation between the marquis and Mr. Miller—I saw the letter from Mrs. Depledge on the Monday when I put some papers away—I read it; it began, I think, "I do not wish to see you any more;" it was written on white paper—I should know it again—some words were underlined on the first page—I do not know this writing (
<hi rend="italic">a letter</hi>)—I did say at the police-court "The marquis might hare taken the papers—also "I cannot say when I first read the letter of Mrs. Depledge admitting the debt—I did not look into the parcel to see that Mrs. Depledge's letter was there"—I cannot say what the words were in which the debt was admitted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I saw the marquis in the general office on the Monday, and saw the letter—I do not think I looked on the Tuesday—the bundle was tied up when I gave it to the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-163" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-163" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, practising at 23. East India Chambers, Leadenhall Street—I have known the Marquis D'Oliverez about ten years—he consulted me with reference to making Mr. and Mrs. Depledge bank
<lb/>rupt, and entrusted to me a bill of exchange, an account for 282
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>, and the documents attached to the depositions and others—I left them in a basket on my desk with the instructions paper—there were also two copy letters from Miller and Son to Mr. Depledge, and an original letter from Mrs. Depledge to the Marquis of Oliverez, which are not here—I had no knowledge of the prisoner—I gave no authority to any one to take away those documents from my office—I remember the purport of the missing letter—Mrs. Depledge admitted the debt, and acknowledged the great kindness of the marquis to her and her husband—I saw the papers last on the 13th, when I referred to them to prepare a debtor's summons—they were all there—I left about two o'clock to go to Croydon—I returned the next morning, when Austin made a communication to me—I wanted to see if the prisoner would keep his appointment the next day—I put the matter in the hands of the police on the Thursday about 4 p.m—when the prisoner was apprehended he said he was very sorry, it was a rely stupid act on his part, but he had been put up to do it by Depledge, and that he had had a drop or else he Would not have done it—I received this receipt on this envelope from Austin—I went to Hyde Park Gardens—the highest number is 40—I could not find any Mr. Ashley.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I received these documents at the Mansion House—I believe all the documents are returned except Mrs. Depledge's letter and the two copy letters—I have received letters from the marquis since the commencement of these proceedings against Mr. Cox—those are privileged letters—I have only received one asking me to withdrew, not several—I will swear I have not received four—I cannot tell yon how the marquis's letters began—he wrote a great deal—he was my client, not my friend, simply an acquaintance—I might have received a letter with the sentence, "I beg you again to withdraw entirely, as I said to yon before"—I say most decidedly I saw Mrs. Depledge's letter on the Tuesday, and the marquis read several letters to me, but from Mrs. Depledge not one—my bey told me the marquis was there on the Monday—I do not remember seeing him then—I cannot say whether I did or not—the marquis did not read to me on the Monday the letter that I say was stolen—he handed me letters, but clients do not read letters, we read them ourselves—as far as I recollect the</p>
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<p>letter ran thus: "I thank you for the great kindness that you bestowed on me and my husband, and I trust ere long to be able to pay you back what we owe you."(
<hi rend="italic">Letter read</hi>: "I do not require to see you any more. I thank you for your great kindness to me and to my husband, and I hope the day is not far off when I shall be able to repay mine and my husband's debt to you.") I think those are the words I gave you at the police-court—I cannot say if any of it was underlined—it did not begin, "Your letter to hand. You are the greatest fool I ever met with"—I should be sure to have recollected that—I do not recollect the date of it (
<hi rend="italic">Reading coutinued</hi>: "I do not care for you or twenty solicitors. Do your best and do your worst, but take care what you do. Your late behaviour makes me forget your kindness to me and my husband, which I hope to repay, with all due respect to old age. Yours very truly, A. Depledge.") That was not the letter—I will swear it—the handwriting is similar—the bankruptcy proceed
<lb/>ings are stopped because the documents are in Court—I do not know whether the marquis is here; I have not seen him this week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> the letter referred to is only one of a number which when taken—unless we can produce those letters we must withdraw the whole case in bankruptcy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character</hi>.
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<p>787. The said
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">>MR. DE MICHELE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18780916-787-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lopes</hi>.</p>
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<p>788.
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<interp inst="t18780916-788-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering as order for the payment of 589
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY ROBERTS</hi>. I am chief clerk and cashier of the Merchants' Joint Stock Bank, 92 and 93, Great Russell Street—on 12th January, 1878, the prisoner opened an account there with 85
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and wrote in the signature book" Geo. Upton, 28, Union Square, mantle manufacturer; drawing account"—I gave him a cheque-book and pass-book—on 10th July he had a balance of 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and about 3.30 a boy handed me this cheque in an envelope and the prisoner's pass-book—the body of the cheque is the prisoner's writing to the best of my belief, but the signature and endorsement I should say are not—the signature is different to the rest of the cheque—I handed it to Mr. Laurie. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Sir Samuel Scott, Bart, and Co., August 13, 1878. Pay Mr. G. Upton or order 682
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>. Wm. S. Freeman.") Mr. Laurie returned and brought back a 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and the rest in money—next morning the manager sent the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note to the Bank of England to be changed, and while the person was away Crane came in and presented this cheque: "Pay self or bearer 645
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Geo Upton"—that is the prisoner's writing, and on one of the cheques we had handed to him—I wrote on it "Effects not cleared," and sent Crane back with it; he brought it again later on, and I paid it with a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, six 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 17 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and 61 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—the endorsement is in the prisoner's writing.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-166" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM LAURIE</persName> </hi>. I was secretary of the Merchants' Joint Stock Bank—I was present when the prisoner opened his account, and saw him</p>
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<p>write this—I have seen some of his cheques—to the best of my opinion this forged cheque is in his writing, except the signature—on 13th August I went with it to Scott's Bank, and received for it a 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, a the rest in money—the cheque was then placed to the prisoner's credit, and drawn against by the other cheque,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-167" type="surname" value="CRANE"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-167" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL CRANE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">C ommissionaire No. 8</hi> 26). On Wednesday, 14th August, about 9.45, I received instructions to go to Ashley's Hotel—I went there and asked for Mr. Upton—I was shown into the coffee-room and saw the prisoner—he asked me to sit down, took a cheque-book out of his pocket, and wrote this cheque; I went with it to the Merchants' Bank, and they wrote on it "Effects not cleared"—I took it back to him, and he said "D—them, why can't they pay a man his money?"—I went back, the cheque was paid, and I gave the proceeds to the prisoner, who counted it and said it was all right—he then took me to the Unicom public-house and told me to stay there; he might be gone twenty minutes or an hour, or five hours, but on no pretence to go away till he came back—he came back in twenty minutes and called a Hansom, and I went with him to the Shakspere Hotel, Pimlico, where he told me to get some dinner—he left me and went into the coffee-room—I did not see bun go out of the house—I should not have seen if he had—in three quarters of an hour or an hour he brought in this cheque. (
<hi rend="italic">This was on Sir Samuel Scott, Bart</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">dated August</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1878,
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> 980
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic"/>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable to William Griffiths, signed William S. Freeman and endorsed William Griffiths</hi>.) He told me to go to Sir Samuel Scott's bank and get the money—I went there and got it in gold and notes from Mr. Turner, which I took to the prisoner at the Shakspere Hotel—he counted it, said that it was all right, and handed me a 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note and a 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note and asked me to go to the Bank of England and get them changed—they were part of the money I took to him—I saw him write on the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note this: "Upton. Mrs. Godfreys, 49, Notting Hill Square"—I went to the Bank and got them changed and took the change to the prisoner at the Shakspere—he asked me if I would go to Brighton with him—I said no, I did not think I should be allowed—he said that he had some more work to do, and I was not to employ myself with any other person, but meet him at the office at 9 o'clock next morning—he did not meet me next day, and about 9.30 that evening I was in my ordinary clothes in Essex Road, Islington, with Inspector Sayer—I walked up to the prisoner and said "Good evening, Mr. Upton"—he said "Good evening; I don't know you"—I asked him if he did not know the commissionaire who was with him yesterday—he said "Yes," and shook hands with me and took my arm and said that he did not know me in those clothes—he walked a little way with me, and I asked why he had not come to the office at 9 o'clock; he said that he was very busy, out intended to see me next day—I asked him how he got on at Brighton; he said very well, but he had rather I had been with him—I then made a sign to Sayer, who came up and took him in custody—on the way to Scotland Yard in a cab he said "Don't you think it will be worth your while to settle the matter? If you drive to where, I want yon I will make it worth your while."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I did not know where he lived, I had not known him before—Sayers took me to Essex Road.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-168" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SAYER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector A</hi>). I received information, in con
<lb/>sequence of which I went with Crane to Essex Road and took the prisoner</p>
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<p>I—I charged him with being concerned with others in forging and uttering a cheque on Scott's bank—on the way to Scotland Yard he said, "Don't you think it is worth your while to settle the matter? I will make it worth your while if you will let me get out of the cab"—he refused bis name and address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM RUSSEL STEWART"/>WILLIAM RUSSEL STEWART FREEMAN</persName> </hi>. I keep an account at Sir Samuel Scott's bank—these two chequea are forgeries, but they are a very good imitation of my signature—I am proprietor of Aldridge's Repository, and sign a great many cheques; I do not know whose hands they go into—I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-170" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-170" type="given" value="HENRY ALBERT"/>HENRY ALBERT TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Sir Samuel Scott's bank—I cashed both these cheques—among other notes which I paid for the first cheque was a 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 52221, dated April 30th—the cheques are a very good imitation of Mr. Freeman's writing, which was my reason for paying them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-171" type="surname" value="BARNWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-171" type="given" value="THOMAS JOSEPH"/>THOMAS JOSEPH BARNWELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Robert Starling, a pawn
<lb/>broker, of 68, Great Portland Street—on 14th August the prisoner redeemed a diamond ring which he had pledged for 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with this 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 53221—I wrote on it, and that is how I identify it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18780916-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-172" type="surname" value="URBEN"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-172" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE URBEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I went to 45, Notting Hill Square—Mrs. Godfrey rents the house, but I did not see her—I found nothing in reference to the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18780916-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18780916-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-173" type="surname" value="TEW"/>
<interp inst="t18780916-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant N</hi>). I know the prisoner by the names of George Pearson, Frederick Price, and Gregory.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that after this evidence he did not consider it right to address the Jury, upon which the prisoner stated that he met a man who he had not seen for twenty years, who said that he could put</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in hispocket if he had a banking account, and for whom he fitted up, as a clerk, cheques for</hi> 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and paid them into his own bank; that the man also gave him a</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">note and a pawn-ticket, with which he redeemed the ring, and on the next day, being asked to get cashed a cheque for</hi> 1,700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">he became suspicious, and refused; and that he neither committed the forgery or had the money, except</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">which the man gave him</hi>.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18780916-788-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Clerkenwell in May</hi>, 1873,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of George Pearson, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-788-18780916 t18780916-788-punishment-40"/>Twelve Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the total amount of the prisoner's forgeries was</hi> 2, 103
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried in the Third Court on Thursday, see Surrey Cases</hi>.)</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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