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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>WHETHAM, MAYOR.</p>
<p>FIRST SESSION, HELD NOVEMBER 18TH, 1878.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
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<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-band Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>VOL. LXXXIX.</p>
<p>SESSIONS I. TO VI</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE, E.C.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, November 18th, 1878, and following days,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi> </persName>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WHETHAM, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins</hi>.</p>
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<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-33" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The window is the kitchen window in the area—there was no catch to it—it was not a windy boisterous night; it was the upper sash that was moved, I don't think it could have fallen down by its own weight; the lower sash could not have been moved so easily, the glass is so close to the wood.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-34" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am a widow and live at 176, Central Street, St Luke's—on the night of 22nd October I went to bed about 12.30—I closed the kitchen window the last thing, I closed it tight and put out the gas—I occupy the house and a married son occupies the upper part—I sleep in the back room, my daughter roused me about 4 o'clock, I went down, opened the street door, and called "Police!"—I afterwards found the upper sash lowered more than the depth of my hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have never known the sash drop of itself, it is very rarely opened.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-35" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MANNING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant R</hi> 22). About 4 on this morning I heard a cry of "Police!" in Central Street, and saw the prisoner walking at a fast pace round the corner of Central Street into Charles Street—I went after him and brought him back to Mrs. Marshall's house—the prisoner said, "I have only been down there to sleep"—he appeared perfectly sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners Statement before the Magistrate was, that being drunk and missing the last train home he walked about, and leaning against the area railings his hat fell over, an$ he got over to get it and fell asleep</hi>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18781118-6-offence-1 t18781118-name-38"/>John Foley</persName>, and stealing three aprons and other goods.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Driscoll</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-39" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-39" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am single, I keep a haberdasher's shop at 79, Brook Street, Ratcliff—I do not sleep there, I sleep at Millwall—I have a lodger named Foley—on Saturday night, 2nd November, at 25 minutes to 12, I left the house perfectly safe—on Sunday morning a constable came and gave me information, and I went to the shop—I found a panel in the passage had been broken through into the shop, and missed some things, amongst them these three aprons, four shawls, three pair of braces and a bunch of beads; the value of the things was about 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the beads were in the back kitchen, the other things were in the shop—I know Peace by his living next door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I only know Driscoll by sight, I have never spoken to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There are four rooms upstairs which I let, and I occupy the shop and parlour—when I left, the lodger shut and fastened the street door after Me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-40" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FOLEY</persName> </hi>. I lodge at the last witness's house—between 3 and 4 on Sunday morning, 3rd November, I was awoke by a noise in the shop, my room is immediately over it—I got up and lifted my window, but could not see anybody—I lighted a candle and came downstairs with a poker—I found that the back and front doors were fastened, I returned upstairs, I was scarcely in my room when I again heard a noise as I thought in the shop, and I heard a small bell ring—I went down again, and as I was going towards the middle door the street door was slammed to, I opened it and looked out but could not see any one—I then observed the broken panel, and some of the clothes were hanging out of it, I then called the police—I had gone to bed about 10.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-41" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DEACOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). About 4.30 on the morning of 3rd November, I went and examined the premises and found the panel broken-wide enough to admit a man, I passed through it myself—two panes</p>
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<lb/>step—I went into the house and saw Peace's mother, and showed her the lamp—I went into the back parlour and there found the two prisoners lying on the sofa apparently asleep—I roused them and asked Peace where his boots were—he began looking about the room and said, "They are some
<lb/>where about"—whilst he was looking, the sergeant who accompanied me pulled these articles from under the sofa, and said "What is this?"—the pri
<lb/>soners made no answer—we were further searching the room, when Peace said, "It is no use looking for anything else, that is all that there is"—I then told them I should charge them with committing a burglary next door—they made no answer—Peace said, "Give me my boots"—the sergeant had them in his hand, Peace did not see them at the time—I took them to the station, Driscoll there said he knew nothing of the case—I called their attention to some white on their trousers as if they had climbed the wall, and they both attributed it to flour, Peace being a baker—after they were charged, Driscoll said to Peace, "A nice thing you have drawn me into."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-42" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-42" type="surname" value="PEACE"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-42" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN PEACE</persName> </hi>. I live at 81, Brook Street, and am the wife of James Peace—the prisoner is my son and lives in the house—this spirit lamp is my property, on the night in question it was on a small table by the side of my bed in the kitchen—these boots are my son's—I let him in at a quarter past 12 on that Sunday morning—he slept on a couch in the parlour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Driscoll was not in the house when I let my son in to my knowledge—I had never seen him to my knowledge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Peace</hi>: "I was drunk, but I have some recollection of being on the premises."
<hi rend="italic">Driscoll</hi>: "I met this man Peace, he showed me the sofa to lie down on. I knew nothing of what was done till the policeman came in the morning. I never went into the establishment at all. Peace can say the same if he likes."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-43" type="surname" value="DEACOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-43" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DEACOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Peace did not appear as if he had been drinking.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DRISCOLL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PEACE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of stealing only.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-6-18781118 t18781118-6-punishment-4"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18781118-7-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>The Prisoner withdrew his plea of justification, and apologised to the Prosecutor. </rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognisance in</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to appear if called on</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-47" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-47" type="given" value="DE"/>MR. DE MICHELE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MINNA WICHELOW</hi>. My father keeps the Mitre, St Martin's Lane—on 6th November I served the prisoner with three pennyworth of brandy between 7 and 9 p.m.—she gave me a half-crown—I gave her the change and she left immediately—I then found it was bad and showed it to my father—next morning at 10 o'clock the prisoner came again and tendered a bad florin for</p>
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<p>twopennyworth of peppermint—I said "This florin is bad, and yon gave me a bad half-crown last night"—she said "I have not been in the house before"—I called my father, and the prisoner went out very quickly—he followed her, and she was given in charge—I gave him both the coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. It may have been nearer 7 o'clock than 9—the prisoner had her sleeves tucked up just as if she had run out from her house, and was without a bonnet or shawl—she drank the brandy—it was a very cold night—she said that she got the bad florin from a woman, and did not know it was bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I am sure it was not a little before 7 o'clock—I did not look at the clock—some gentlemen who leave their business at 7 o'clock had just passed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-48" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-48" type="surname" value="WICHELOW"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-48" type="given" value="FREDERICKE"/>FREDERICKE. WICHELOW</persName> </hi>. I keep the Mitre, St Martin's Lane—on 6th November, about 8 o'clock, my daughter gave me a bad half-crown, and I put it on the mantel-piece—next morning she gave me a bad florin, and in consequence of what she said I went out and saw the prisoner running down St. Martin's Lane as fast as she could—she was brought back and charged—I gave the two coins to the officer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. She did not tell me that she got the florin from a woman for a debt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-49" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-49" type="surname" value="WICHELOW"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-49" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE WICHELOW</persName> </hi>. I am a daughter of Mr. Wichelow—I was in the bar on 26th November, between 7 and 8 p.m., and saw the prisoner—I am certain it was her—she gave my sister a half-crown—it was afterwards found to be bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. There was nothing to make me notice the woman—her sleeves were tucked up, and she had no shawl—it was a cold night—it was nearer 7 o'clock than 8—I have not said that it was between 8 and 9 o'clock (
<hi rend="italic">The witness had stated so in her deposition</hi>.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-50" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BENNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). On 7th November I saw the prisoner walking quickly up New Street—Mr. Wichelow ran and caught hold of her and said that she had just tendered a bad florin at his house—she said that a woman who owed her 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. had given her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of it—Mr. Wichelow gave me this half-crown and florin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I did not hear her say that she did not know it was bad—she said that she had never been in the house before that morning—you can go from Nottingham Court to the Mitre in three or four minutes.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. It is about 400 yards or a little more.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-51" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—this half-crown and florin are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN HAGAN</hi>. I am the prisoner's son, and am a general labourer at 4, Endell Street, Long Acre—I recollect the night she was taken, November 7th—I live with her, and came home on the previous evening at 7 o'clock; she was then at home doing needlework—I remained at home till morning, ex
<lb/>cept going out for some tobacco, which only took live minutes—she was there when I left and when I returned—she had been a teetotaler about three weeks, and I signed the pledge last Saturday week, and have not broken it
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I am a bricklayer's labourer—on Tuesday, 5th August, I was employed at Montague Place, and also the day before, and on Thursday the same—I got home on the Monday at 5.30, and on the Thursday between 7 and 8 o'clock.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-52" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-52" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and lodge at 4, Nottingham Court—on 7th November I went home about 6.30 p.m.—I do not know whether the prisoner was at home then—I first saw her about 7 o'clock, and from 7 to 8 o'clock she was sitting in my room talking to her husband and me—she is a teetotaller; I am not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. This was Wednesday—I said before the Magistrate, "I am not sure whether it was Thursday or Wednesday."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I know it was the evening before that she was taken; if she was taken in custody, I could not have seen her that evening.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-8-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-8-18781118 t18781118-8-punishment-6"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>9.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SLADEN</hi> (43)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18781118-9-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>Stealing a purse and three valuable securi
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18781118-9-offence-1 t18781118-name-54"/>Christian Jager</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHRISTIAN JAGER</hi>. I am a porter, of 9, Earl Street, Finsbury—on 16th October the prisoner spoke to me in a public-house opposite Fenchurch Street Station—we went to the George, on Tower Hill—he spoke German, and I am a German—he said, "I am very rich, and, if you do not object, I should like you to travel with me"—I said I didn't object—another man was there, but I did not know that they were friends—he said "I am going to France"—he then said to the other man, "If you believe I am a real gentleman, will you give me your purse for a moment, and I will go out of doors, and when I come back again I will give you 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?"—the man gave him his purse, and the pri
<lb/>soner went out and remained out about two minutes, and came back and gave the man his purse and two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—the prisoner then had two rolls of notes in his hand—the man said that He was very much obliged to him, and then the prisoner said to me, "If you believe me, give me your purse, and when I come back I will give you 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. like the other man"—there were some German notes in my purse, and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in German money, and some English money, amounting altogether to 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I handed him my purse, and he and the other man left me in the public-house—I waited there about 10 minutes, and they never came back—I saw them again in Smithfield, followed them into a yard where they could not get out, and stopped them, and asked the prisoner for my money—he said, "Will you come with me to my lodging in my hotel, and you shall have the money back?"—I said, "Yes, it is what I want; I have not got a halfpenny"—he took me into the street, and I held him (the other man got away)—when we got into Newgate Street he offered me his watch and chain to let him go, but I would not take it—I called a constable and gave him in charge—this is my purse; there was only 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in it when I got it back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I met the prisoner's friend first, and we had a glass of beer, and the prisoner came in afterwards—we only went to two public-houses—I was going with the prisoner to his hotel, but he wanted to run away, so I held him tight and called a policeman—I tried to hold the two—I should know the other man if I saw him again—I had only arrived from Germany about 2 o'clock that day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-55" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-55" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the George, Tower Hill—on 16th October I saw Jager there with a man and another man, who to the best of my belief is the prisoner—the man spoke broken English when I served him—I saw two of them go out, and did not see them again till they were at the station.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The men were there together about half an hour—other men were in the bar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-56" type="surname" value="SMALE"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-56" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SMALE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 312). On 23rd October, Jager gave the prisoner into my custody in Newgate Street, and charged him with stealing by means of the confidence trick, money amounting to 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—they were struggling on the footway and I took hold of the prisoner—Jager said that the other man had run away and got on an omnibus, the prisoner said that he had never seen the other man before, he had just come from Belgium—I took him to the station, where I found on him this purse containing about 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and two stamps, also a watch and chain which I believe are not gold, and in a pocket inside his left trousers leg I found 17 notes on the
<hi rend="italic">Bank of Engraving</hi>, some for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. but mostly for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and in his coat pocket I found some tissue paper of the size of the notes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. I am innocent. I never saw the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18781118-9-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18781118-9-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18781118-9-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-9-18781118 t18781118-9-punishment-7"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</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="largeCaps">BARTHOLOMEW SLIKEY</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18781118-10-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-18781118 t18781118-10-punishment-8"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>. And</p> </div1>
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<p>11.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WALKER</hi>** (58)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18781118-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t18781118-11-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>a like offence.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18781118-11-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-18781118 t18781118-11-punishment-9"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>12.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER WHITMORE</hi> (39)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18781118-12-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-12-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>Unlawfully offering a medal resem
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-60" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-60" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-60" type="given" value="EYRE"/>MR. EYRE LLOYD</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HANNAH SIMMONS</hi>. I am the wife of John Simmons, of 100, Font hill Road, Islington, wardrobe shop keeper—on 28th September the prisoner came between 7.30 and 8 p.m. and asked to look at a jacket—I saw Mrs. White, who lives upstairs, serve him—she then called me into the shop and gave me something like a sovereign, and I gave the prisoner 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I then put the coin in my mouth and the prisoner went away—I went into the parlour and examined the coin and found it was this Hanoverian medal (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I took it to Hornsey police-station and handed it to the inspector—I next saw the prisoner at the corner of Font hill Road, Seven Sisters Road, on 10th October, and gave him in custody—the prisoner had previously to the 28th September been to my shop to sell odds and ends, but he said he had never been there and did not know the Font hill Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I gave you half-a-sovereign change out of my pocket as I found I was short of change—I have lived in Fonthill Road for nearly 12 months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-61" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-61" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edmund White, and lodge at 100, Font
<lb/>hill Road, Islington—between 7 and 8 p.m. on 28th September I served the prisoner with two jackets, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered me this coin, which I took for a sovereign, and Mrs. Simmons gave him the change—I have no doubt he is the man—I had not seen him before—I did not ring the coin—the shop is very dark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-62" type="surname" value="WINDUS"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-62" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WINDUS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 527). On 10th October Mrs. Simmons pointed out the prisoner to me close to the Fonthill Road—I asked him if</p>
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<p>he knew her, he said, "No"—I said, "Have you ever been into Mrs. Simmons' shop?" and he said, "No"—I charged him with going into the shop on 28th September and obtaining two jackets value 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change for a Hanoverian medal—he said he had done no such thing—I received this medal from Inspector Stanford—I marked it at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. At the station Mrs. Simmons said she was in the habit of buying odds and ends of you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-63" type="surname" value="STANFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-63" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS STANFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector Y</hi>). On 28th September Mrs. Simmons gave me a Hanoverian medal, which I handed to Windus on 10th October.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-64" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-64" type="surname" value="WALLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-64" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE WALLIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Wallis, of 334, Essex Road, Islington, a provision dealer—on 4th October, between 7 and 8 p.m., the prisoner came and ordered eggs, butter, and ham, to the amount of 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and asked me to send them to 73, Marcus Road, Mrs. Roberts', and to send change for a sovereign, which the housekeeper would give—I sent the goods by my servant, Mary Ann Bull, about an hour afterwards; she returned in about quarter of an hour and handed me a similar coin to this, with "To Hanover" on it—it was bent very slightly, as this is—the detective marked it—I handed it to Mary Ann Bull, and she left the shop with it—I identi
<lb/>fied the prisoner on 30th October.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. There was not a solicitor at Clerkenwell who called Mary Ann Bull to prove that you ordered the goods on 10th September.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I have no doubt it was 4th October that I sent Mary Ann Bull with the medal.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-65" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-65" type="surname" value="BULL"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-65" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN BULL</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mrs. Wallis—on 4th October she gave me some ham, butter, and eggs to take to 73, Marcus Road, where I saw the prisoner at the garden gate—the front door was not open—I said, "These are the goods," and he said, "All right," and took them from me and set them down by the gate—he gave me a medal like this—I did not notice it much—I gave him a half-sovereign, a florin, and a sixpence change, which my mistress gave me—I returned to the shop and handed my mistress the medal—she examined it and so did I, and saw "To Hanover" on it—I then went back to Marcus Road, but did not see the prisoner there—I knocked at the door and a young lady opened it—I then went back to my mistress and gave the coin to her and she gave it to me back, and I gave it to the constable—I did not see the prisoner when he came to the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was able to identify you at Clerkenwell—two police
<lb/>officers ordered you to take your hat off, and told me to touch you—I identified you at once before you took your hat off—I did swear at Clerken
<lb/>well that I served you with the goods on 20th September at 73, Marcus Road.
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I swear positively that the prisoner is the man to whom I delivered the goods in the Marcus Road—there is a front door up the steps, and a side door which I think leads into the yard—that is where I met him.
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>. It is deliberate perjury, nothing more or less; I was never in the Marcus Road in my life.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-66" type="surname" value="CAIN"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CAIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective N</hi>). On 5th October I received this coin from Inspector Jenkins, of Dalston Police-station—I showed it to Mrs. Wallis and marked it—I went to 73, Marcus Road, and found there was no one there named Roberts or Whitmore.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I don't know Mr. Smee.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-67" type="surname" value="JENKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JENKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I received a coin from Sergeant Austin, 69
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>. on 5th October, and I handed it to Cain the same day—I believe this is the coin—Austin is ill and unable to be here.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. A description of the man who passed the coin was sent to the station—you answer the description in every way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-68" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the Mint—these are Hano
<lb/>verian medals made of brass—they are whist markers, and are the same size as a sovereign—they are sold in the streets and in some shops—I am a skilled witness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I am one of the parties that Mr. Smee was desirous of poisoning in May, 1876, with chloral, in reference to a will, and this is a conspiracy merely to get me into prison. I never saw Mrs. Wallis, or knew the Marcus Road; I have lived in the Fonthill Road, but I never heard the name of Marcus Road until this charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. E. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DB MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORN COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CAROLINE PROSS</hi>. I am barmaid at the Hare, and Hounds, New Bond Street—about 6.30 p.m. on 21ST October the prisoner came in for a glass of stout and mild ale, and tendered a florin—I put it in my teeth and put it down on the counter, and said, "This won't do for me"—I took a small piece out of the edge—he threw me down a second florin, I put it in the detector and made a dent in it—I put it down on the counter and he took it up and put it in his pocket—some one else paid for the beer—about a quarter of an hour afterwards the prisoner was brought back—the young man who paid for the beer was in there before the prisoner came in, and had had something and paid for it—I saw one of the bad coins at the station the same evening—this is the one with the dent</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I do not think the prisoner was in the place more than five minutes, he was in the private part—I served him with the beer, and took it away again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JENNINGS</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Horseshoe Yard, Brook Street, and live at Clapham—I was at the Hare and Hounds public-house, and I saw the prisoner tender the second florin—he said that he had not sufficient to pay for the liquor, and a stableman by his side from Mr. Doller's opposite paid for it—it was three-halfpence—the coin was handed back to him and he put it in his pocket—I saw it tested and heard the barmaid tell him it was bad—in consequence of this I followed him and saw him pass across Bond Street, by Mr. Thomas the silversmith's—he joined two other men sitting on the railings, and I heard them talking together—they all went a short distance, when the third party remained on that side, and the prisoner and the other party passed along to Brook Street, and turned the corner—I saw a constable and spoke to him—I then saw the prisoner and the other man go into the White Lion—I went in afterwards and saw the prisoner in the parlour, and the other man standing in the front bar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner was being detained in the bar-parlour in custody—I have seen the stableman in the public-house frequently—I use the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-71" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-71" type="given" value="LIZZIE"/>LIZZIE CORBYN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the White Lion, 37, Brook Street—the prisoner came in on the 21ST October, about 7 o'clock, with another man, a stranger to me, who called for half a pint of
<hi rend="italic">four-half</hi>, which I gave him—he tendered a florin, I gave him the change and put the coin at the back</p>
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<p>of Nix's patent till—my master spoke to me and I examined the coin, broke it in the tester, and passed the pieces to my master—this is one of the pieces (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the prisoner was afterwards brought in—I went into the bar parlour where he was, and said that he was not the man that passed the coin—it was the other man who passed it—the prisoner had a pennyworth of tobacco, which he paid for with a good penny—I saw my master give the florin to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner was in the public bar—there were several people there—the two men came in together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FRITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C R</hi>14). On the night of 21ST October I saw the prisoner and two other men in Brook Street—they joined at the corner opposite South Moulton Street, very close to the White Lion, and went in the direction of Claridge's Hotel—the landlord of the White Lion came out and gave the prisoner in custody for uttering counterfeit coin—I took him into the house, searched him, and found this counterfeit florin on him, and the landlord gave me this broken one—I also found on him fourteenpenoe in coppers, a shilling in silver, and a pipe—he gave his address 9, Lee Street, Bed Lion Square—I went there the same evening and saw a Mrs. Clibbon, who pointed out the front parlour to me—I searched the place and found this florin under a shoemaker's workbox—I previously took the prisoner to the Hare and Hounds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner was in my custody in the bar-parlour—Lizzie Corbin came in and said he was not the man who passed the coin—I marked the florin—the prisoner gave a correct address—I think he had been drinking a little.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-73" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-73" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CLIBBON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of a tobacconist, of 5, Lee Street, Bed Lion Square, the prisoner occupied two parlours of me at No. 9, opposite—he is a shoemaker.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-74" type="given" value="WALTER GEORGE"/>WALTER GEORGE STEBBING</persName> </hi>. I keep the Yorkshire Grey, Eagle Street, Holborn—the prisoner came there about nine weeks ago—my son who was serving at the bar handed me a bad florin in the prisoner's presence—I put it in the tester, found it was bad, I passed it back to the prisoner, and said, "This won't do for me"—he said, "I took it from my master; don't disfigure it, because I can get it changed by the
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi>"—there was another
<hi rend="italic">gentleman</hi> in the bar, the prisoner's landlord I believe; he said, "I will pay for your drinks"—it was about four pennyworth—I told the prisoner I always destroyed such coins so that they should not be passed to any one else, and I did so and threw it on the counter—he did not deny having uttered it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I went into the yard at Marlborough Street Police-station with a constable to identify the prisoner among several others and recognised him in a minute.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-75" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-75" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-75" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins and the broken one are all bad, but not from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. I acknowledge passing them, but I did not know I had such a thing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LIZZIE CORBYN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner was sober when I served him,
<hi rend="smallCaps">CAROLINE PROSS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I should say he had had a little to drink when I saw him, but not much.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-13-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins</hi>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18781118-14-offence-1 t18781118-name-77"/>Catharine McCarthy</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELIZA CORDING</hi>. I live at 23, Little Turner Street, St George's-in-the
<lb/>East—the deceased Catharine McCarthy resided in the same house—I know the prisoner, he is a sailor—he came from New York on the evening of the 30th October—I saw him and the deceased together at my house between 11 and 12; they were sitting in the kitchen—the deceased was in liquor—they were having a few words—I asked what was the matter—the deceased told me to mind my own business—I stayed with them about an hour-and
<lb/>a-half—they kept on having words all that time—the prisoner was sober—I left them in the kitchen and went upstairs to bed—the deceased's room was in the parlour leading out of the kitchen—I had been in bed about five minutes when the prisoner halloed, "For God's sake, for God's sake come down"—I did not go down then—shortly afterwards he sang out again and I went down to her room, and found her lying in bed dead, bleeding at the mouth; the prisoner was lying in bed by her right side—he said "I have done it"—I went for a constable—I saw marks of blows on her forehead and her left upper lip was cut right across and that was where the blood was coming from.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I had known the deceased six weeks—I lived with her that time—she was not a strong healthy woman; she looked strong—she was constantly in liquor, and when drunk was very quarrelsome and violent—she was quarrelling with me on this night—I wanted her to go to bed and she would not—I did not see the prisoner offer any violence to her—she abused him and called him bad names, and he knocked over the table and broke some things.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-78" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-78" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN LANGFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am servant to the last witness and live at her house—the deceased lived there, no one else—the prisoner came in on 30th October, about 9.30 or 10, with the deceased, and they had supper together—I went out for an hour leaving them very comfortable together—when I came back the prisoner was putting on his coat to go out—he said he would do for some of us before the night was out—those were the only words I heard—he then went out and swore he would not come back again—I went out after him to Mrs. Blackleg's, not three minutes off—the deceased sent me—he said he would not come back with me—he said he would not come into the place any more—I went back and in about a quarter of an hour he returned with Mrs. Blackley—he and the deceased were then very com
<lb/>fortable and happy together—they were very fond of one another—she told me to go out and leave them together, so I walked out—that was about a quarter to 12—I went upstairs to sleep with Cording about half-past 12 or 1—I generally sleep in the kitchen—after I had been upstairs I heard the prisoner call out "Eliza, Eliza, come down, I have done it"—she ran down and I ran after her and saw the deceased lying dead on the bed, and the prisoner lying alongside of her—she was bleeding from the mouth, her lip was split and her forehead all bruised—there had not been anything the matter with her before—she had been drinking all day and was very aggra
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I had never seen the prisoner before that night, I had heard the deceased speak of him very highly several times—she said she was very fond of him and she thought he was fond of her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-79" type="surname" value="KELLY"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-79" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK KELLY</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Little Turner Street, opposite Mrs. Cording's—I went over and saw the deceased lying dead on the bed—I had heard a female scream—the prisoner said "I have done it"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-80" type="given" value="MARY"/>MART BLACKLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 49, Kinder Street—between 10 and 11 on this night the prisoner came to my house, he said McCarthy was rather quarrelsome and he had come away—he asked me to lend him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to give her, which I did—he went away and came back again—the old woman afterwards came, and I took him back to McCarthy and left him with her in the kitchen good friends—they had always been very partial to one another—she was not sober that night—the prisoner was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. She was rather quarrelsome—I had know them for some time, they were always very partial to one another, and therefore most have been jealous.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-81" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PLUMMER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi> 26). At twenty minutes past 1 I was called to 23, Little Turner Street—I found McCarthy lying apparently dead in the bed, and the prisoner sitting in a chair by the bedside—I said "Who has done this?" he said "I have done it," I took him into custody and went for a doctor—the prisoner was perfectly sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MACFEE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon of 176, Commercial Road—I was sent for and found the deceased lying dead in the bed—she had a wound on the right upper lip and there was blood from that on her face and neck, and on the bedclothes—I made a post-mortem examination—there were two bruises in the centre of the forehead close together, one on the chin and one in the centre of the upper lip, the bruises were each larger than a shilling—they would probably be caused by a fist, or a fall—they were not serious, I believe they were recent—the cut was a lacerated cut, not a clean cut, cutting through the lip to the extent of half an inch outside and inside, running to a point to the extent of an inch and a quarter—that might have been caused by a blow from a fist—on opening the head there was congestion of the membranes of the upper part of the brain generally, and a large clot of blood at the base of the brain—she was not in a healthy state, many of the organs were diseased—I believe they were not sufficiently diseased to cause death independently of the blow—in my opinion the cause of death was extravasation of blood at the base of the brain, caused by violence—I believe a blow from the fist would be sufficient to cause it—there was nothing else to account for death.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. With such diseased organs drink would be a very bad thing, or to engage in quarrels—it must have been some material violence which caused the clot of blood, I don't think mere excitement would do it</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner before the Magistrate stated that the deceased being very violent and calling him ill names, he gave her two or three slope in the face, that after getting into bed she began bleeding from the mouth, and he became alarmed and called for assistance</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of the great provocation.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUTLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES JOHN LISSON</hi>. I am a diamond merchant and live at 46, Beresford Road, Highbury—on 25th September I left the City about 7 o'clock in the evening, I calle 4 at the Bank Stores refreshment rooms, in Throg
<lb/>morton Street, opposite the Stock Exchange—I was in there about half an hour—I left about 7 and went from the Broad Street station to Canonbury, which is about four minutes' walk from my house—I had in my possession some loose diamonds, a box with seven diamond rings, a little box with a pearl pin in my left-hand pocket; in my right pocket I had some sapphires and pearls, and in a back pocket in my trousers a box with diamond rings—in my waistcoat pocket I had a watch and chain, and another very fine watch worth about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., also four half-sovereigns, a watch-glass, three keys, a pearl measure, and about 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver—the value of the property of which I was robbed was about 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I went straight home from the station, I met nobody; when I was within three or four doors of my house somebody came behind me and put his hands over my eyes, I thought at first it was a joke, but as they did not take the hands away, I began to struggle—at that moment the hands came off me, and a man came in front of me; that man was the prisoner; he tried to put his hand in the breast of my overcoat, and seeing what danger I was in, I tried to button my coat—I began to scream, but I was choked and could only bring out "Oh"—I then got a knock in the back and fell senseless—when I recovered I saw nobody; I was lying on the ground I dare say two or three minutes, when I got up I found my property gone, not all of it, some was left in my other pockets—I got up and went home and told my wife, and we took a hansom and went to the station and gave information—two or three weeks afterwards I saw the prisoner at Highbury Police-station, he was with six or seven people—I identified him and have no doubt about him—I was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was in the Bank Stores about half an hour—I showed some diamonds there—there were about 10 or 15 people there—I did not see the prisoner there or at Broad Street station—the man had his hands over my eyes half a minute; the whole affair was not more than two minutes—I don't think the policeman was standing near me when I identified the pri
<lb/>soner at the police-station; there was a woman there—she had not made any communication to me—I am not in the habit of showing my diamonds in public-houses—in certain refreshment-rooms I show them where gentlemen come in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CAVANAGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 442). On 13th of October between 12 and I a.m. I was on duty in Cross Street, Islington, and heard some conver
<lb/>sation between some women, in consequence of which I communicated with a woman named Mc. Gavan, and went to the prisoner's residence that same morning with a sergeant—I saw the prisoner there, and took him to the station, and charged him with this offence—the female made a statement there in his presence—she was there at my request—I told the prisoner we should detain him for being concerned with two other men not in custody in assaulting a gentleman in Canonbury, and stealing a quantity of diamonds and jewellery—the female said in his presence that he was the man that went behind the prosecutor, and that he held him and took the diamonds from his pocket, and there were two more men in company with him—she said the diamonds were sold for 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the prisoner having 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for his share, and that he had furnished the two rooms where he was living with the pro
<lb/>ceeds</p>
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<p>of the robbery—she said that they left the prosecutor insensible on the footpath; that they had followed him from the City—she also said "If you go to the house you will find both rooms all nicely furnished with the pro
<lb/>ceeds of the robbery"—I went there and found it correct—the prisoner made no reply to what the female said; he merely smiled.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The woman is not here that I am aware of—I heard that she and the prisoner had had a quarrel, and that he had been taken to the station on the 12th, but she was not charged—I have not heard that the whole of the furniture was sold for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; it was removed from the house the same day he was remanded—I don't know where the woman is—I have searched everywhere, and cannot find her—she did not appear at the police-court—I have not seen her since.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-86" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN LISSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner is the man who was in front of me—I had never seen him before—it was a dark night—there was a gas lamp about four houses off; that would be about twice as wide as this Court—it was light enough for me to see distinctly—I looked the pri
<lb/>soner in the face when he wanted to rob me, which made a great impression on me—it all happened in a minute, and in that minute I had a view of the man—he was dressed in a brownish coat, but I did not look at that—I looked particularly on the face—I noticed the moustache; there was nothing else about the face that I noticed—I don't remember anybody following me, but I heard somebody coming behind me before the hands were put on my eyes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-15-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to two previous convictions.—
<rs id="t18781118-15-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18781118-15-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-15-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-15-18781118 t18781118-15-punishment-12"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<p>16.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BURROWS</hi> (40)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-16-18781118" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-16-18781118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def2-16-18781118" type="surname" value="WILLS"/>
<interp inst="def2-16-18781118" type="given" value="WILLIAM SYDENHAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SYDENHAM WILLS</hi> (51)</persName>,
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<lb/>ment of 50.
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud,</rs> upon which
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>17.
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<interp inst="def1-17-18781118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-17-18781118" type="age" value="34"/>
<interp inst="def1-17-18781118" type="surname" value="DONALD"/>
<interp inst="def1-17-18781118" type="given" value="JOHN ALEXANDER FALCONER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ALEXANDER FALCONER DONALD</hi> (34)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-17-18781118" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-17-18781118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-17-18781118" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def2-17-18781118" type="surname" value="HORTON"/>
<interp inst="def2-17-18781118" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT HORTON</hi> (24)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-17-18781118" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-17-18781118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-17-18781118" type="age" value="30"/>
<interp inst="def3-17-18781118" type="surname" value="MING"/>
<interp inst="def3-17-18781118" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS MING</hi> (30)</persName>,
<rs id="t18781118-17-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18781118-17-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-17-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>Feloniously forging and utter
<lb/>ing a bill of exchange, with intent to defraud</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Donald, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Ming</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">STEPHEN HENRY GIBBS</hi>. I am a cashier at the London and Westminster Bank, Lothbury—on Saturday, 12th October, about noon, Donald came there and presented this bill of exchange—I asked him how he would take it—he said "12 fives, and the rest in gold"—I went to the back of the building to compare the signature, and when I went back to the counter five minutes afterwards he had gone—I had then discovered that it was not genuine—he came back about 2 o'clock, and asked for the money or the bill—I had then communicated with the solicitor to the bank—the prisoner said that he received the bill from a countryman at the Coach and Horses, Holborn—I said "Why did you go away?" he said "I had an appointment at Millwall"—he said that he had advanced 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the bill, and had received this I O U (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I sent for an officer, and he was given in custody.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-92" type="surname" value="BRAITHWAITE"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-92" type="given" value="STEPHEN NELSON"/>STEPHEN NELSON BRAITHWAITE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Travers, Smith, and Co., solicitors to the London and Westminster Bank—on 12th October I was sent for to the bank and found Donald there—I asked his name and how he became possessed of the bill—he said "My name is Donald; the bill was given me by a countryman last night"—I said "Under what circumstances?"—he said "I advanced 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on it"—I said "What is the name of thecountryman?"—he said "Hunt; I am employed at the Coach and Horses Hotel, Holborn. Three days ago Hunt came to drink at the bar, and spent some shillings or 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. there each day. Last night I was proposing to go to Doughty Hall in company with two or three friends who were in the hotel and proposed to go with us." (that is in Bedford Row) "We went together there, and Hunt spent some money in drink. We were leav
<lb/>ing about 5 o'clock in the morning, and Hunt wanted to go home with a woman, and asked me to lend him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I said I did not know sufficiently about him to lend him the money. He then offered me his I O U. I said that that was not sufficient; we then came back to the Coach and Horses. Hunt produced a bill from his pocket, and said he would give me that as security. I lent him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he gave me this I O U," producing it from his pocket to me—he said "It was arranged between us that I should present the bill, and Hunt would come to the Coach and Horses at 7 o'clock for the balance"—I asked him Hunt's address—he said that he did not know beyond "Leeds," but that Hunt would come that evening for the balance—I asked him if he knew no other address—he said no, but he had been drinking there two or three days—I asked him if he could find him—he said he did not know, but he would be at the Coach and Horses that evening at 7 o'clock—on that he was given in custody—I saw him searched and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and some duplicates found on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-93" type="surname" value="WEST"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEST</persName> </hi>. I rent a room at the Coach and Horses, 81, High Holborn, which I use as a dining-room—on Saturday morning, 12th October, about 9 o'clock, Donald came there and said, "I should like to lie down on the stairs until Horton comes, with whom I have an appointment at 10 o'clock, as I particularly wish to see him, he has to do a job for us in the City, and they will have plenty of
<hi rend="italic">quids</hi> in the evening"—I knew Horton there by sight, and I might have seen Ming—I allowed him to rest in my room, and about a quarter to 11 I saw Horton and Ming in the bar together—I said to Horton, "Donald is resting, and he wishes to see you as the appointment is for 10 o'clock"—they went up to the room where Donald was lying, which is separate from my dining-room, and at 11.15 I went into my dining-room and saw Horton and Ming sitting together—Donald was not there, I saw him in another part of the house getting himself ready to go out—I asked Horton and Ming to leave at 11.45 and they left together—Horton came back into my dining-room about 1.30 Ming was not there—Horton asked me if I could give him and a friend credit for dinner, till Donald came back—I said if it was on Donald's credit I could not, as I knew he had no money, and I did not consider his credit good—he said that it did not depend upon Horton's credit at all, as he had gone to do a job for him in the City, and when he returned he would have plenty of money, and he would be back soon—upon that I agreed to give him credit for two dinners—he then went down and came back with Ming and dined, and left without paying, and they never have paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>. I have known Donald some time, and know</p>
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<p>nothing against him—he did not say that Horton had promised to lend him some money; he said, "We shall have some
<hi rend="italic">quids</hi> in the evening"—he was a little in liquor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I knew Horton by sight—I did not know Ming as Ming, I have seen him at the Coach and Horses, but did not know who he was, nor do I remember seeing him in Horton's company till that day—when I went down, drinking was going on, and six or eight people were in the same compartment with Horton and Ming—I don't know who was paying for the drink—I was outside the bar—Horton went away with Donald to a different part of the house—when Horton asked for credit for two dinners he was alone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Horton</hi>. I said that you were wanted "for a job in the City."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-94" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-94" type="given" value="HENRY JAMES"/>HENRY JAMES CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I assist my brother, the proprietor of the Coach and Horses—before 12th October I had known Donald about three weeks by name, as a customer there, and the other two prisoners also during the three months I have been there—on Friday, 11th October, I went with Donald to Doughty Hall, and was there with him till 4 a.m.—he asked me to lend him half-a-crown, which I declined—he left with me on the Saturday morning, and we went to the Coach and Horses—he stayed with me there, and about 10 o'clock we went out—about 1 o'clock I saw Horton and Ming there, and Donald was with them between 1 and 2—he then asked me whether I had seen him give a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note to a man last night; I said, "No"—I saw them all three again at 7 p.m.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Davis</hi>. Donald, was with me the whole evening at Doughty Hall—I did not see the other prisoners there—Donald was with me the whole time off and on—we were drinking at the bar—a great many other people were there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. Donald said, "Did you see me give a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note to a man?" he did not say "to a countryman"—I do not know whether he meant at Doughty Hall—Ming was not at Doughty Hall to my knowledge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-95" type="surname" value="WOODLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN FREDERICK OTTER"/>JOHN FREDERICK OTTER WOODLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a public-house broker of Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury—I knew Horton about six months before this making inquiries at my place about public-houses—on Saturday, 12th Octo
<lb/>ber, I went on business to the Coach and Horses, Holborn, and was in the bar parlour about a quarter to 11 a.m.—I also know Ming by sight, going about with Horton for two months—they were both in the bar, and I heard them go upstairs, I went up and saw them in the dining-room—I have known Donald about 12 months, and know his writing—no portion of this bill is his writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I know nothing of a scheme for licens
<lb/>ing Serjeants' Inn Hall—I will not swear that I have seen Ming with Horton more than six times.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-96" type="surname" value="HARVEST"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-96" type="given" value="DANIEL RICHARD"/>DANIEL RICHARD HARVEST</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of W. and D Harvest, drysalters, of Dowgate Dock—we have had an account at the London and Westminster Bank for some years previous to 1871—the acceptance to the bill is not written by me, or by my authority—I know nothing of the transaction—we have had transactions with the drawers, Whatley, Rimmer, and Co., but always for cash—a person named Albert Horton was in our employment in 1871 as junior clerk, for rather more</p>
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<p>than three months, and lived with his mother, as I was informed, at a news
<lb/>paper shop in Greenwich—I saw him daily, and believe Horton to be the man—he would, I suppose, know the persons with whom we had business transactions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Horton</hi>. I do not know that you knew the name of our bankers, or whether you ever went there—I believe you left with a good character.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-97" type="surname" value="HARVEST"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARVEST</persName> </hi>. I am a partner of the last witness—this bill is not written by me or by my authority—it is an imitation of my writing, but I know nothing about it</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-98" type="surname" value="RIMMER"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-98" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK C. RIMMER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Whatley, Rimmer, and Co.—the signature and endorsement to this bill are forgeries, and nothing like our signature—I know nothing of the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-99" type="surname" value="POWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-99" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES POWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, in partnership with Mr. Harris, of 34, Essex Street, Strand—a portion of Serjeants' Inn was to let; it was advertised at the beginning of this year, and on 26th February Horton and Ming came to me and wished to hire the whole of it to start a restaurant—they agreed to the conditions, and in the course of the transaction I received from them several letters and memorandum heads—I saw them together repeatedly—Horton was to be the proprietor in the first instance, but after three or four interviews I found that Ming and Horton were to be together—the agree
<lb/>ment was with Horton and the draft lease was to Ming and Horton—Horton wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in my office; I saw the first part of it written—I have some other papers which were taken by the police from Serjeants' Inn—I believe the words "Accepted; payable at the London and West
<lb/>minster Bank, Lothbury," to be in Horton's writing, and I think the signature of "Harvest" and "Whatley, Rimmer, and Co.," are in Ming's writing, but I cannot say so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I had nothing to do with the, licence or with the notice to comply with the Act; I merely let the hall to them—for the purpose of the six weeks that the notice must be on the door of the premises Horton got access to them—I saw Ming there 20 times, but I cannot say for certain; I have not referred to my call-book to ascertain; it is mere vague memory, but I have seen him two or three times a day—I have not seen Ming write, but I have compared these letters in the letter-book, which I think are his writing, and they are very much alike.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. One of these documents signed "Thomas Ming" is on a printed form—up to 20th May Ming and Horton were the only persons I negotiated with—I saw him on the subject of this document in the printed form—one of the letters I produce is headed "7, Parsonage Walk," so that I speak to Ming's writing from seeing that, and also from the letter-book taken from the hall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-100" type="surname" value="DOBELL"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-100" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DOBELL</persName> </hi>. In March last I was Mr. Powell's articled clerk—I have known Horton since March—I saw him write the whole of this letter dated 25th March.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-101" type="surname" value="FORTESCUE"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-101" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FORTESCUE</persName> </hi>. I am a hatter of 129, Fleet Street—on 18th May Horton came in with another man, and I saw them each served with a hat by my shopman, who brought me this cheque for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., signed "Walter Hammond," on the Commercial Bank, dated 18th May—Horton presented me with this card, "Albert Horton, manager, Serjeants' Inn Restaurant, Chancery Lane;" he said he had bought two hats and had not sufficient</p>
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<p>money to pay—I said that the cheque was not a legal tender, and it was 9 o'clock on Saturday night—he said "Quite right, here is the drawer of the cheque; you know me, here is my card, I am manager of the new restaurant at Serjeants' Inn"—I had seen it advertised for two or three months, "Horton, manager"—he gave me a reference to Mr. De Vere, of the
<hi rend="italic">Metropolitan</hi> newspaper—I gave him the change, deducting the price of the hats, which they took away—I passed the cheque to my bankers, the City Bank, and it was returned marked "No account"—the man introduced as Walter Hammond was about 40, dark and thick set</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Horton</hi>. You told me that you had won the hats at billiards, and that Hammond had lost—I handed the money to you, not to Hammond—I afterwards went to the police, who granted me a detective.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-102" type="surname" value="MAGNUS"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-102" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB MAGNUS</persName> </hi>. I am a wine merchant—about 3rd May Ming came to me with reference to an advance on some brandy warrants, and I went to see him at Serjeants' Inn—I think Horton was there—I advanced Ming 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>; 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on this warrant, which I took as security, and he signed this agree
<lb/>ment in my presence—he endorsed the warrant "Ming and Co.," and I gave him this cheque for 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the London and Westminster Bank, Lothbury—I wrote it at Serjeants' Inn; that is the reason it is on plain paper—I sold the brandy about 6th August, and there was a little surplus left; he called at my office and I gave him cash to balance the transaction—I know nothing of this document; it was not written by my authority. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to this evidence, as the document was not proved to be in the writing of either of the defendants, upon which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">with
<lb/>drew it</hi>.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-103" type="surname" value="DAVIES"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-103" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller—I have known Horton about three years, and Ming about four months—Horton introduced Ming to me in connection with Serjeants' Inn Restaurant, but I did no business with them there—I may have seen Horton once between then and 15th October, and he gave me his address in Farringdon Street, at the Licensed Victuallers' Association, and asked me if I would call on him. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">proposing to give evidence of subsequent forgeries</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that as the forged instrument was uttered on</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th October, the Prosecution could not, to show guilty knowledge, give evidence of subsequent forgeries, as subsequent conduct would not throw light upon antecedent conduct</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the object of the evidence was to connect Horton and Ming with Donald. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered the evidence admissible, but took a note of the objection</hi>.) I saw Horton and Ming in Brixton Road on 15th Oct., about 4 p.m.; Horton said "Davis, how are you, what are you doing now?"—I said "I am travelling in sauces and chutneys," and showed him the contents of my bag—he sail "Well, I shall be able to give you a good order, I am going to take a business up here; lend me your bag a few minutes," which I did, and he left Ming and I together and turned up Basil Road—he came back in a few minutes and crossed the Brixton Road, taking a turning towards Clapham Road; I called out "Where are you going, because I am on my way to Camberwell?"—he said "Come along, old man, you are not in a hurry for five minutes"—we followed and caught him, and we three walked together—Horton left us in the Clapham Road, told us to walk on, and went into a baker's shop; he came out in a few</p>
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<p>minutes, and we crossed over the road to him—he had a quiet conversation with Ming, and I waited—Horton came back and said "Have you a customer near who would be likely to change a cheque for five guineas, payable to Misses Morris, of Mornington House, the establishment up there?" holding this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in his hand—there was nothing on the back of it then—Ming said to Horton "I don't know their initials," meaning the Misses Morris—Horton said "I believe it is Emile and A. Morris; if you put Emile and A. Morris, I dare say that will do"—Ming said "Had not we better each of us sign a portion of it?" and he mentioned the letters, but I cannot swear to them; Horton said "No, that might be detected"—Horton then said to me "Have you got any money?"—I said "No"—Horton then gave the cheque to Ming, who crossed the road and went into a stationer's shop—he came out in three or four minutes, came across to us with the cheque open in his hand and gave it to Horton; it was then endorsed "Emile and A, Morris"—Horton then took it back to the baker's shop and came back without it—he said nothing to ma except "We will go and have a drink"—we did so, and they very soon left me, and I went to the baker's shop, Mr. Reichter's; and there saw this cheque—from there I went to Miss Morris's school, and then went with Mrs. Reichter to the police-station—I saw a report of this case at Guildhall and communica ed with Serjeant Spittle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>. They gave me half-a-crown before they left me, that was after I had told them I had no money—I presume they knew that I bore a perfectly good character.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Horton</hi>. Ming said that he had a daughter a pupil at Miss Morris's, and had been there that morning and got the cheque—I knew where to find your brother—I could see that there was something bad about the cheque, but did not tell you so because you might have dropped me into it innocently—I had no time to think about it, you were off.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-104" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR REICHTER</persName> </hi>. I am a baker of 93, Clapham Road—on 15th October, Horton brought me this cheque "Pay Miss Morris or bearer 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., Walter Wilkinson," with Miss Morris's compliments, and would I be kind enough to change it, as she was going to pay him and had not got enough money, and that he was a traveller in the grocery and pickle line—I looked at it and found it was not endorsed—he said "Miss Morris was rather busy when I left, I will soon run down and have it endorsed"—he left with the cheque and returned with it in a quarter of an hour endorsed as it is now—I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and two half-crowns, and he left the cheque with me—I took it to the station—I supply Miss Morris with bread.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-105" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I live at Mornington House, Clapham Road, and keep a ladies' school—my sister is in partnership with me, her name is Amelia, not Emile—I know nothing of this cheque or of any Walter Hutchinson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WARD</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the detective police at Leeds—I received information from London, and on 21ST November I went to a place called Briggate, in Leeds, close to the Napoleon Restaurant, and saw Ming and Horton come there—I said to Ming "Good morning, Mr. Bing;" he said "Good morning"—I said "I want to speak to you"—I took his arm and we walked together into the restaurant—there were bills on the door "Thomas Bing and Co., Napoleon Restaurant"—I saw Horton at the farther end of the shop, and said "I suppose that is your partner, Mr. Horton?" he hesitated and said "Yes"—I told another officer to bring Horton, and</p>
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<p>said to Bing, "You must come with me," and as we went along I said, "I apprehend you on a charge of forgery in London"—he said, "Will you let me see the information?" I said "Not now, you shall see it in due course"—he asked me in Horton's hearing at the Town Hall who signed it; I said "I cannot tell you just now," he said "I only want to know, to know who is responsible, because somebody will have to pay for it"—I found on Ming this little pocket-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and on Horton some miscellaneous articles and a large number of papers and cheques; this is one of them. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "London and Birmingham and Yorkshire Discount Company, Limited, 110, Cheapside. Pay Miss Morris 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Richard Moore, October 14th, 1878.") I afterwards received these cheques and letters from Mrs. Read; I did them up in parcels for ready reference.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Horton</hi>. A great part of them are letters in reference to the restaurant—the cheque found on you has a pencil mark through a portion of it, and something written in pencil above. ("
<hi rend="italic">South Staffordshire Bank</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">was crossed out and</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">Yorkshire Discount Company</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">substituted</hi>.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-107" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-107" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY READ</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Jabez Bead, of 4, New Park Street, Leeds—I let a bedroom to Horton and Ming on 16th October—I knew Ming as Bing, and Horton as Mr. Wood—a young man who lives with me still sleeps in their room in a second bed—when the police came I took this bundle of cheques from a drawer in the dressing table and gave it to Ward—the drawers were empty when they came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. They occupied the room a fortnight and three days—the other young man has been there nearly eight months—he had the same use of the room as the prisoners, but he was not so much there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-108" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB HYDE</persName> </hi>. I am a boot and shoe maker, of 50, Newington Butts—my back kitchen window looks upon Parsonage Walk, and I can see No. 7, where I have seen Ming going in and out for four or five months—I have missed him for about a month—I saw Hunter go there last bank holiday, and he sometimes came there of a morning and whistled, and Ming came out and they went away together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SPITTLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi>). I took the prisoner at the London and Westminster Bank—he made a statement to me similar to what I have heard from Mr. Braithwaite—I took him to the station, and saw Underwood find an I O U upon him—he said, "That is an
<hi rend="largeCaps">IOU</hi>; take care of it; I received it from the man from whom I received the bill of exchange"—I asked him when he got it; he said, "This morning at Doughty Hall"—about 7 o'clock the same evening I went to the Coach and Horses, and waited fully an hour in the bar-parlour—I had previously communicated with the landlord, and when Horton was brought in about 7.30 I said, "Clarke tells me that about 1 o'clock to-day Donald asked him whether he did not see him give a man a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note last night," and that Horton was present and heard it—I said, "Did you hear it?"—Horton said "No"—I told him Donald was in custody for uttering a forged bill of exchange at the London and Westminster Bank, and he said, "I will assist you if I can"—I said, "What is your address?"—he said, "At the stationer's shop, Royal Hill Greenwich"—I asked him if it was a door or two up on the left side, where newspapers are sold—he said "Yes"—I said, "I have seen a lady serving there; I suppose she is your mother?"—he said "Yes"—on 14th October at Guildhall Donald made a statement to me in his cell under the Court—he had beckoned to me as ho went down—he said, "I don't see why</p>
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<p>I should have five years' penal servitude for nothing; a man named Horton gave me the bill of exchange; I met him in the Coach and Horses on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock by appointment; we all went to the City together, and when we got to the European, Horton gave me the bill of exchange to take to the London and Westminster Bank, and they were to wait till I returned; I went with the bill to the London and Westminster Bank, where there seemed some difficulty about getting it paid, and I left without receiving the money, and returned to the European; Horton and Ming had left there; I returned to the Coach and Horses, where I again met Horton and Ming; I asked them whether the bill was all right, as I had not received payment for it; they assured me that it was; I had been drinking; I had some more drink with them, and we all again returned to the City; on the way Ming said, "You had better have an I O U to show to the bank;" we went into a public-house, and there Ming wrote an I O U for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; we then went on to the City, Horton and Ming accompanying me to the London and Westminster Bank; I went to the bank a second time, and was detained"—I understood from him that the I O U found on him was the I O U that Ming wrote—Donald was very much the worse for liquor when I took him—I went to Serjeants' Inn on 17th October, broke open a tin box with "Thomas Ming and Co." painted on it, and found in it this copy letter-book produced.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>. I believe it is due to Donald's assistance that the other prisoners are here to-day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I did not mention this statement before the Lord Mayor because Mr. Grain said that it would not be required then—I took down a written statement from Donald in Newgate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-110" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES UNDERWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). After Donald was in custody I watched 7, Parsonage Walk from October 16th, but never saw him there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-111" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-111" type="given" value="JAMES EDWARD"/>JAMES EDWARD JONES</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Commercial Union Deposit Bank and Building Society, 45, Fish Street Hill—we never had any cus
<lb/>tomer named Walter Hammond—I do not know any of the prisoners this cheque is on one of our forms, and is numbered 20134.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-112" type="given" value="GEORGE BRYANT"/>GEORGE BRYANT MASON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Glyn, Mills, and Co., 67, Lombard Street—we had no customer named Walter Hutchinson on 15th October—these forms are out of a very old customer's cheque-book; I cannot tell whose now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN RICHARD"/>JOHN RICHARD BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Hermitage Bonded Vaults, East Smithfield—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of our warrants for three hogsheads of brandy, arid this is the delivery order upon which the warrant was issued and lodged at our place. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">Thomas Ming and Co.</hi>")—I received these four orders; three are for sampling these three hogsheads of brandy, and one is to prepare the warrant.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-114" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GARRARD</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Foster and Garrard, of 23, Rood Lane—I received by post these three orders to send 25 cases of champagne (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-115" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CHABOT</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Red Lion Square, and have for a great many years made handwriting a study—I have a great many times given evidence in various Courts—in my judgment this pencil writing, "I O U Mr. Donald 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., Charles Hunt," and the cheque of 15th October in favour of Miss Morris, signed Walter Hutchinson, are in the same handwriting—the "f" in "five" and the "p" in "pounds" correspond in each—looking at this</p>
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<p>agreement proved to be Ming's writing, this warrant endorsed "Ming and Co.," this wharfinger's note endorsed "Thomas Ming and Co.," and these other documents, are all in Ming's writing, except one, which is Horton's, but the signature to that is Ming's—the signature on the back of this warrant and the signature to this agreement are in the same writing, and I have no doubt that the cheque payable to Miss Morris and the I 0 U are also in Ming's writing—also the cheque of 18th April signed Walter Hammond—I cannot give an opinion upon the cheque found on Horton in favour of Miss Morris—I have carefully examined this bill of exchange, the signature of the drawer, "Whatley, Rimmer, and Co.," and the endorsement; they are all Ming's writing, but I cannot prove the acceptance; I doubt it being Horton's writing, and I believe it is Ming's—I find more of Horton's writing on the bill—I have seen the letter which Mr. Powell saw him write, and have com
<lb/>pared it carefully with that view.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. Juries sometimes follow my lead, and sometimes they do not—I find it far more difficult to speak to pencil writing—when writing is disguised it is more difficult to detect, and it requires more attention on my part—it is much more difficult to speak to mercantile free hands until you come to study them, and then the more you study them the more similarity you find; I should be perhaps three months comparing 100 of them, and I might make a mistake in some of them or I might not—I began to study these papers last night at 6 o'clock, and was studying them for an hour and three-quarters—I studied them again this morning—I knew that the prisoners were in custody, and that the bill I was seeking to father upon one of them was the one in the indictment—I do not care whether I know the charge or not—I have said that I prefer not to know from which side my instructions come.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. There are cases in which the writing is very obscure and difficult, but I found no difficulty whatever in this case—there are peculiari
<lb/>ties which satisfy me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Horton, in his defence, contended that, as it was seven years since he was at Messrs. Harvest's, it was not likely that he should remember their signature for so long a time; he denied telling West that he expected some money by Donald, and stated that the cheques found at his lodging did not belong to him, that he believed the cheque to be genuine which, he cashed at Messrs. Reichter's, that he gave his real name to Mr. Fortescue, who knew him to be the manager of the dining hall, and could easily find him not 100 yards off, that he went to Leeds to buy an estate, negotiations for which were still going on, and that he had acted innocently throughout</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Donald and Ming received good characters</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">DONALD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">HORTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MING</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Mr. Davis stated that Donald had done everything in his power to assist the Prosecution, and had made every atonement he could</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">DONALD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HORTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-17-18781118 t18781118-17-punishment-14"/>Five Years each in Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-123" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN JAMBS</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of Butchers' Row, Southwark—on 11th November I went to Stepney with George James about 6 p.m.—I purchased a donkey for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—we returned to London with it tied behind our donkey cart—when near London Bridge we went into a public-house at 11.30 or 11.40, leaving the donkeys outside—in about five minutes we came out, and they were gone—I saw them at Seething Lane Station next morning at about nine o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am the owner of the donkey, barrow, and harness—I went to Stepney with Edwin James, and on returning we went into a public-house about 11.20 or 12, and on coming out the cart and donkeys were gone—I identified the donkeys, harness, and barrow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 798). I was on duty in Gracechurch Street on Monday night, 11th November, at about 11.40—I identify Woodman, who was driving on the side of a barrow, and coming towards me—there were two donkeys—another man was lying down at the bottom of the barrow—I cannot identify him—Woodman asked me for a light to enable him to untangle the reins from the barrow wheel—he drove in the direction of Bishopsgate Street away from London Bridge—I was in uniform—I next saw him in a cell at the Mansion House with others, and identified him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 847). I was on duty in Fenchurch Street on 11th November, opposite Heaven's beat in Gracechurch Street, just before 12 o'clock—I saw two donkeys and a costermonger's barrow with two men—one was driving—I identify Clarke—he said, "We are getting on fine, and shall be home soon," or words to that effect—I looked at him, and they passed on, and I turned towards Fenchurch Street—I identified him at the Mansion House with several other prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Clarke</hi>. I did not say at the Mansion House you were lying drunk at the back of the barrow—whether you were drunk or not I do not know—I saw your face plainly.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-127" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TOWNSEND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 920). I was in Houndsditch on the night in question, and saw a costermonger's barrow and two donkeys; Woodman was driving, and Clarke sitting up with his back towards the seat—I swear to both of them—at about 8 o'clock next morning I went towards Mile End in consequence of information I received, and saw the two prisoners again in the barrow, and recognised the two donkeys—I asked them where they got the donkeys from—Clarke said he found them in Wentworth Street, and was going to take them to Leman Street Police-station—I took them there, and then to Seething Lane, where Clarke said he found them in Prescott Street—they were charged—there were eight sacks in the barrow, which apparently had been used for sawdust</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Clarke</hi>. He is wrong in saying Wentworth Street, because when he asked me I told him it was Prescott Street, by the Saw Mills; that is where I found them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners Statements be/ore the Magistrate. Woodman says</hi>: "I was</p>
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<p>indoors at 4 on Monday afternoon till 7.30 on Tuesday morning. I never went out. When I came out I saw Clarke with two donkeys outside. I said, 'Whose donkey 8 are those? ' He said, 'I found them last night' I said, 'What are you going to do with them? ' He said he was going to take them to Leman Street Police-station; and he said, 'Jump up; I am going that way, ' and so I did. As soon as I got up I was taken into custody."
<hi rend="italic">Clarke says</hi>: "I was in the Ben Jonson public-house in Goodman's Yard from 9 on Monday night to 12.20 on Tuesday morning. On leaving there I saw the donkeys going down Prescott Street; no one was with them, and then I took charge of them."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Woodman</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-128" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I saw you at 200, Brick Lane, at 4 o'clock, on the night the donkeys were stolen, and asked you to show people up to bed for me, which you did till 12 o'clock, when you went to bed and you got up at 7.30 next morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, Brick Lane is about two miles from London Bridge—I saw Woodman last about 12 o'clock on Monday night in the kitchen, and I saw him go out in the yard, through to bed—I saw him again at 7.15 a.m.—Brick Lane is not five minutes' walk from Mile End Road—200, Brick Lane is a lodging-house—there are 85 people there, men and wives—I dare say 14 slept in the same room with him—none of them are here—I am a watchman and was up all night in the kitchen—I see him go to bed every night—he is regular—if he had been out all night I should have known it by his telling me next morning if he did not tell me, his bed would be empty—I go into the rooms to examine the beds and am responsible—I look at them at 3 a.m., the time I take the money up to the governor—at 3 o'clock that morning I knew he was in bed—I saw the bed full—he had his head covered—no one sleeps with him—the regular men's beds we never let, we keep them till the next morning—that is why I am sure he was there—I was never asked at the police-court whether I saw him at 3 o'clock in bed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Clarke</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-129" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE CARTER</persName> </hi>. On the night of the 11th I was standing in the bar of the Ben Jonson, Goodman's Yard, Minories, and saw you there—about 9 o'clock you commenced to play at bagatelle, and I did not see you move out of the bagatelle-room till a few minutes after 12 o'clock, when you bade me good-night—you were playing with your two brothers and the governor's son
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. None of them are here—I had seen him there before—my husband was with me—he is not here—Clarke is my brother—he lives at 200, Brick Lane—I believe at the same place as Woodman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Woodman in his Defence repeated his Statement before the Magistrate. Clarke's Defence</hi>. "I was going past Lazarus's saw mills; I saw the two donkeys without any one with them; I thought I knew them and took them and had them in my care the whole time, and had no intention of stealing them I have too good a living to steal.</p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-20-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-20-18781118 t18781118-20-punishment-17"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment each</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM McLENNAN</hi> (28)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to
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<lb/>taining 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18781118-21-offence-1 t18781118-name-131"/>Army and Navy Co-operative Society</persName>, by false pretences.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-21-18781118 t18781118-21-punishment-18"/>Judgment Respited.</rs> There were
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<interp inst="t18781118-21-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>eight other indictments against the prisoner for forging and uttering workmen's tickets</rs> upon which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18781118-21-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>22.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18781118-22-offence-1 t18781118-name-134"/>Frederick Alwyn Charteris</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to stealing the watch.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-135" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-135" type="given" value="FOSTER"/>MR. FOSTER REED</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Hanley</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-136" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALWYN"/>FREDERICK ALWYN CHARTERIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 51, Alma Road, Bermondsey, and am a shipping clerk—at about 8 p.m. on October 30th I was accosted by one of the prisoners in Fenchurch Street, and then the other instantly after—one of them said "Where are you going, my dear?" and the other said "Are you going to treat us?" I shoved them away, and after walking about half-a-dozen yards I missed my watch—I caught Hanley and I asked a constable to arrest Williams, who was 20 or 30 yards in advance, and I saw her hand my watch to him—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it has a steel chain—I picked up my purse at the station, and handed it to the constable—it had fallen where they were standing—I do not know which of them took it</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I did not miss my purse till I got to the station—it was in my trousers pocket—I was perfectly sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-137" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MATTHEWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman 806</hi>). I saw Williams running in Mincing Lane—I stopped her and saw the prosecutor holding Hanley—I took Williams back to him, and he charged her with stealing his watch and chain and gave both prisoners in charge—I asked Williams what she had in her hand and seized it—she said "It is his watch, I took it from him, the other one didn't have anything to do with it"—at the station I saw the prosecutor stoop and pick up the purse which was lying between the two prisoners—I did not know Hanley and have not seen the two together before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANLEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-22-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with conviction of felony on 16th October</hi>, 1877,
<hi rend="italic">at Newington, in the name of. Catharine Keat, to which shee</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-22-18781118 t18781118-22-punishment-19"/>Seven Tears' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1878.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-23-18781118 t18781118-23-punishment-20"/>Six Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>24.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT VINCENT</hi> (33)</persName>
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<lb/>fully obtaining by false pretences 10 valuable securities belonging to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18781118-24-offence-1 t18781118-name-144"/>Count Charles Albert Barrois de Sarigni</persName>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18781118-24-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited</hi>. [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>25.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ROBINSON</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18781118-25-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to a burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18781118-25-offence-1 t18781118-name-146"/>John James Pearce</persName>, and stealing a quantity of whisky, cigars, and other articles.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-25-18781118 t18781118-25-punishment-22"/>Six Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.
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<p>26.
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18781118-26-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-26-18781118 t18781118-26-punishment-23"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.
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<p>27.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BROWN</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18781118-27-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/> to stealing a watch from the person of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-27-18781118 t18781118-27-punishment-24"/>Fourteen Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18781118-27-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>28.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AMELIA SOUTHGATE</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18781118-28-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to forging and uttering an order for 10
<hi rend="italic">l.;</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing six yards of flannel and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18781118-28-offence-2 t18781118-name-151"/>Edward Frederick Crowe</persName>, her master.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-28-18781118 t18781118-28-punishment-25"/>Eight Months' Imprison
<lb/>ment, and</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-28-18781118 t18781118-28-punishment-26"/>to pay the costs of the prosecution</rs> </hi>.
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<p>29.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES GIBSON</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18781118-29-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to breaking into the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited</hi>. [Pleaded guilty: see original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>30.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURSETT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-157" type="given" value="ARTHUR GEORGE"/>ARTHUR. GEORGE WOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at 706, Old Ford Road—on the evening of 21ST September I, my brother Henry, and a man named Hooper went to the prisoner's house—his wife came to the public-house where we were, and asked me to go there—the prisoner said "Arthur, will you listen to reason?"—I said "Yes," and while I was talking to him he asked me to go inside—I did not want to go inside, and he said "We don't want a row out
<lb/>side," and shoved me away from the door—his wife said "Bill, that is what you want," and handed him a knife—I told him he ought to be ashamed of himself to hit an old man like my father, and give him a black eye—when he shoved me from the door he stabbed me—we did not have any struggle—I became insensible—I had four stabs on my side, back, shoulder, and thigh, and two more that were only like scratches—I went home—the doctor saw me—I was taken to the London Hospital, and was there a month.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. My father and the prisoner had some words early that day; I sent a message that I intended to punish him unless he apologised—I only had one glass of ale at the public-house—the prisoner's wife told me he wanted to see me—I did listen to reason, but the prisoner shoved me from the door while I was talking with him—the conversation took place in the front garden about 7.45—no scuffle took place, only when prisoner got hold of me and shoved me away from the door—I did not see the knife, but my brother did—I was sober.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-158" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HOOPER</persName> </hi>. I live at 706, John's Place, Bow—I went with last witness to the prisoner's house—he asked us inside—we did not go in—he asked us to shut the gate, as he did not want a crowd outside—I shut it—he asked us to listen to reason—I saw a little struggle between the last witness and the prisoner—I turned round to open the gate, and saw them on the ground—I did not see a knife used—I ran to Arthur Wood, who seemed to be leaning against the wall—I cannot tell if he was bleeding when I got him to the gate—he staggered and fell, and said "I am stabbed," and he was carried away—I ran for a policeman, and the prisoner was given into custody—when the prosecutor said "I am stabbed," the prisoner said "Yes, and I'll serve the b——old father and mother the same."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was not present at the quarrel between the prisoner and the prosecutor's father—what took place was inside the garden—we were asked inside the house—the first thing I saw after the prisoner's request to listen to reason was the two struggling together—that was the response to the request.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-159" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's brother—I was with him when the prisoner's wife came to us, and went with him to the prisoner's house—I was standing against the wall with my hands in my pockets when the prisoner ran at my brother and made a punch at him—his wife said "Here you are, Bill; this is what you want," and he threw his arm over my head and caught my brother under the arm—he said "I am stabbed"—I rushed to catch hold of my brother, and received four stabs in my back and one in my right breast—I could see the steel, but do not know what sort of knife it was—Mr. Hooper took charge of us till the police came.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. My brother did not commence fighting with the prisoner when he asked him to listen to reason—we said "Well, don't you think it was a cowardly action for you to hit my father as you did this afternoon?" and then the prisoner rushed at my brother.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Court</hi>. We were going to take out a summons for the assault on my father on the next Monday morning—we went to the prisoner's house because we were sent for—we thought he wanted to apologise for what he had done.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAMBLIN</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, living at 121, Frederick Road—I attended Arthur Wood—he had a wound over the left kidney, one in the shoulder joint, across the spine, and one across the neck; such wounds as might be caused by a knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-161" type="given" value="MAJOR"/>MAJOR GREENWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon at the London Hospital—the prose
<lb/>cutor was brought there and put under my care—he had several incised wounds in various parts of the body, the chief being in the left loin—that was a serious wound because it was very deep—the others were more super
<lb/>ficial—they might be caused by a knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-162" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ANDREWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was in the Old Ford Road, and met the prosecutor coming from the prisoner's house bleeding—I sent for a medical gentleman, and went with Hooper to 429, Old Ford Road, and took the prisoner into custody for stabbing two men—he said "Yes, I did it, so would you if you had three men upon you"—there were marks of a struggle, the ground being much kicked about</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN MILES</hi> (20)</persName> and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18781118-31-offence-1 t18781118-name-165"/>Samuel Furneaux</persName>, with intent to rob him.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-166" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL FURNEAUX</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Sidney Street, Clarendon Square—about 20 minutes to 2 on the morning of 12th November I was in the Euston Road—Gallaghan caught hold of me round my waist—I gave her a push and Miles caught me by the throat, tearing my collar and shirt—I thought they intended robbery, and placed my hands across my breast to protect my watch—they tore my overcoat—I screamed "Police!" and a policeman came—Miles turned round to two men, and calling one of them by name, said, "Go to West Street," mentioning the number and name, and get bail for me—I think Gallaghan was tipsy, Miles quite sober—I do not know whether my overcoat was buttoned or whether my watch chain was visible.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-167" type="surname" value="BASSITER"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-167" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BASSITER</persName> </hi>. On the 12th November I was in the Euston Road, and heard cries of "Police!"—I saw Gallaghan take hold of the prisoner, and Miles attempting to hit him—a policeman came up directly after—Miles said to two men on the kerb, "Go to No. 8, West Street, and find me bail"—the prisoners were taken into custody—the prosecutor was sober—Gallaghan had been drinking, but Miles was sober.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-168" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRIDGES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 346). I heard the cries of "Police!" and on going to the spot saw that the two prisoners had hold of the prose
<lb/>cutor, who charged them with assaulting him and attempting to steal his watch and chain—I took them to the station—I saw the two men spoken of and heard Miles say, "Go and get me bail from No. 8, West Street"—I do not know if that is where the prisoners live—the prosecutor was quite sober.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER MONTROSE</hi> (27)</persName>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18781118-32-offence-1 t18781118-name-170"/>Valentine Lock Lovibond</persName>, by false pretences.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-171" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MANNING</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Princes Gardens, Princes Gate—on the 29th January last the prisoner was in my employ as butler—he had no authority to order any beer—I never dealt with Messrs. Lovibond.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-172" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Messrs. Lovibond, brewers—on 29th January last I was at Princes Gate with the dray, and saw the prisoner—he asked if I had a price-list with me, and when I gave him one he ordered a cask of beer to go to Mrs. Manning, 15, Princes Gardens—he handed me a small card with the name "Montrose" on it, as butler—I delivered the cask, and the prisoner signed this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I thought I was supplying the beer to Mr. Manning—I would have supplied it to the prisoner by paying on delivery—I would not have supplied him, coming to me in that way, unless it was for Mr. Manning—it was under the belief that the beer was for Mr. Manning that I parted with it—on the 4th February following I delivered another nine gallon cask—I debited that to Mr. Manning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner ordered it in Mr. Manning's name, and said if it Was approved of in the house, Mr. Manning would be a good customer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. In the book produced the beer' is booked to Montrose, and subsequently altered to Manning—when beer was delivered, the prisoner told me to alter it to Manning, and I altered it there and then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-173" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STONE</persName> </hi>. I am collector to Mr. Lovibond—I called on the prisoner on the 24th February, and told him I had come about the beer, and Messrs. Lovibond were much surprised that he had been making use of his employer's name, and wanted an explanation of it—he said he was very sorry for what he had done, and had he not been dismissed summarily he intended to pay for it—he promised to come the next day and explain it, but did not</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. If we had got our money there would have been no reason to prosecute, I suppose.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>33.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER MONTROSE</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-175" type="given" value="KATE"/>Kate Kingswell</persName> to obtain situations by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-176" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-176" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MANNING</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Princes Gardens, Princes Gate—about January last the prisoner applied to me for a situation as butler—he referred me to Mrs. Kingswell, near Newport, Isle of Wight, as having kept a large establish
<lb/>ment, and said that he had had two other men under him; that she had a family of consideration when he was there, and that she would give him a very good character on application—upon that I wrote to Mrs. Kings
<lb/>well, and received this reply. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter stated that Montrose was a very good servant, strictly honest, sober, good-tempered, and obliging' attended church regularly; salary commenced at 451., but owing to his kind
<lb/>ness and attention during sickness, it was increased considerably, and he was only parted with in consequence of the reduced establishment</hi>.) On the faith of that letter I employed the prisoner as butler—he stated he was a Catholic, and for further protection I wrote to the Catholic priest at Newport, and on receiving his reply I said to the. prisoner "I find you are unknown to the pastor of your church where you represent to have been for four years, which in a small mission of that description is incredible, and I also find</p>
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<p>from him that 'Youngswood,' represented to be the estate of Mrs. Kingswell, belonged to the late General Daly, and the only person of the name of Kingswell is a poor farmer, who had been acting as bailiff to General Daly"—he staggered back, repeated mywords, and in five minutes was out of my house, and I never saw him again till I saw him in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. It was not because you were a Freemason that I discharged you, but because of your false representation and false character—you said the reason you did not know the priest was that you were a Freemason, but that did not weigh with me at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-177" type="surname" value="NAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-177" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, living at 14, Crowndale Road, Camden Town—I have known the prisoner two and a half or three years—I have known Mrs. Kingswell a few months longer—she is the wife of a draper and sister to the prisoner—in January last she was living with her husband's parents in the Isle of Wight—her husband had been a draper in Yorkshire—I know Mrs. Kingswell's writing—I have seen her write—the letter produced is her writing—I never knew that she kept any establishment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-178" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-178" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I live at Reigate—in June, 1876, I was staying at my father's at Elmore, Chipstead, Surrey—he advertised for a servant, and the prisoner answered the advertisemnet—he called at our place of business, 13, Fenchurch Bulidings—I was present at a portion of the interview—he gave his address as 230, City Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-179" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-179" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BUTLER</persName> </hi>, SEN. Ilive at Elmore—in June, 1876, I advertised for an indoor servant—the prisoner answered the advertisement by calling at 13, Fenchurch Bulidings—I asked him several questions as to his age, &c.—he said he had neeb living with Mrs. Kingswell, 5, North Gate, Walefield, Yorkshire, four years, and with Sir Walter Stewart, Belgrave Square, two years—I wrote to Mrs. Kingswell—Albert Buckley was the name the prisoner gave—I received this reply. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated taht A. Buckley lived in her sevice four years, was strictly sober, honest, most obliging, and enjoyed very good health; good waiter at table, thoroughly understood his duties, and was very clean in person and habits</hi>)—upon that I engaged him—I am not sure whether he left of his own accord, but I had no cause of complaint except that: he had his meals with the other servants.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-33-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 21,1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HOLT</hi> (56)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. D. DTRAIGHT</hi> Prosecuted;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ASPINALL, Q.C</hi>., Defended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-181" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-181" type="given" value="LANUNCELOT CHARLES"/>LANUNCELOT CHARLES LIPSCOMBE</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of the probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division of the High court of Justice—I produce the original petition of Rebecca Holt, field on 7th February, 1878, against John Holt, praying for a judicial separation on the grounds of cruelty and adultery, the adultery being alleged to be with Elizabeth Ohlsen. (
<hi rend="italic">The Petition was read</hi>.) I also produce thew original answer, field 20th May, 1878, and the reply, date 25th May,1878. (
<hi rend="italic">The documents were read, also the Answer as to the Alimony</hi>.) The petition came on before Sir R. J. Phillimore on 11th July last—the petition was dismissed, and there was no order as to costs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The solicitors for the petition were Mackinson and Carpenter, of the Temple, agents for Stevens and Danger, of Liverpool.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-182" type="surname" value="CHAPPLB"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-182" type="given" value="ARTHUR FRANK"/>ARTHUR FRANK CHAPPLB</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer, of 75, Chancery Lane—I produce my original notes, taken by me on the hearing of the petition—the transcript of the same (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is correct. (
<hi rend="italic">Various portions of the evidence given by the prisoner were read, wherein he stated that no impropriety or familiarity had existed between Elizabeth Ohlsen and himself</hi>.)
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN ROWLAND JONES</hi>. I am a surveyor and estate agent of 20, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, and act as Receiver, under the authority of the Court of Chancery for certain properties in Liverpool and Birkenhead; amongst others No. 8, Tranmere Vale Terrace, Birkenhead—that house was to let on 12th September, 1877, on which day the prisoner applied to me for it in the name of Elias Steele—I asked him for a reference—he said he was a stranger there, and I asked him to pay a week's rent (5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.) in advance, which he did—his rent commenced on 17th September—the houses have four rooms—I gave him a rent-book—between 17th September and 1ST October I went to the house on my collecting round, and saw the prisoner and Ohlsen in the back room on the ground floor—the workmen had not cleaned the house to their satisfaction, and he stated if it were done better he might be a per
<lb/>manent tenant—Ohlsen took me upstairs to see the bad colouring of the bedrooms, and I agreed to allow them a week's rent to get it done them
<lb/>selves—the furniture was not placed in position—there was some in both bedrooms, I believe—on 8th October I collected the rent—I never saw any one there but those two persons—I knew them both by the name of Steele, and as man and wife—rent was paid to 10th December, when they left.
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. When the prisoner first called at my office he saw one of the clerks—I have a memorandum of it in my call-book—I was out, and cannot say whether one or more persons called—the prisoner would have his own rent-book—in taking the house he used the expression "I"—I was examined before the Magistrate—I don't remember saying "He said 'We'"—he may have said "We will keep it in good order if you put it in good repair"—it was fresher in my recollection then—I cannot say whether it was one or the other—I am agent for many houses—when I called at the house I do not remember any one. being in the parlour, there might have been—I called two or three times—I do not remember calling the prisoner or the woman Steele, or hearing others do so—my clerk is Frank Sumner—he generally collected the rent—he is not here—no referee was mentioned.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The prisoner is the only person I knew as a tenant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ISABELLA DARBISHIRE</hi>. I am the wife of Daniel Darbishire, of 4, Tranmere Vale Terrace—that plan (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) represents the house in which I live and was living in September last year, which is two doors from that occupied by the prisoner and Ohlsen—I always saw her there, and if I did not see him in the evening I was sure to next day—I have often spoken to Ohlsen as a neighbour—she went in the name of Steele—I never spoke to the prisoner, but when Mrs. Steele was linking on his arm I used to say "Good morning" or "Good evening," and he would lift his hat when he spoke—I have never mentioned the name of Mrs. Steele in his presence—I never saw an individual living at No. 8 but their own two selves and a little dog.
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I was never in the house—there was a Mrs. Scott living with me during a portion of the time from September to December—I never saw her go to No. 8—I do not associate with the neighbours except speaking to Mrs. Kelley and Mrs. Hancock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>: Mrs. Kelley lived at No. 6—Mrs. Steele, as Ohlsen called</p>
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<p>herself, said her first husband was dead, and she had two children by this one, but they were both dead—she did not tell me her first husband's name or that Mrs. Steele was the sister of her first husband—she never spoke of a Mrs. Steele—this conversion was at Mrs. Kielley's door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-183" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-183" type="surname" value="LOONEY"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-183" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN LOONEY</persName> </hi>. I live at Tranmere Vale, and an a widow—I have lived there for nine years—my house looks sideways on to the back of 8, Tranmere Vale Terrace—the prisoner and Ohlsen came to live there in september last year, and remained there for about three months—I saw them from time to time, and knew them by the name of Steele—I knew of no one else living there—I did not visit them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I could see into the back bedroom window—I asked Ohlsen her name, when she was putting some clothes on my line in the garden, and she said Steele—Ihave seen them walk arm in arm—I thought they were man and wife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I never saw any person occupying the back bedroom.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-184" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-184" type="surname" value="PRITCHARD"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-184" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE PRITCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edwin Pritchard, of 10, Tran-mere Vale Terrace, next door to No. 8—we lived there in September, October, and November, 1877, when the prisoner was living there with Mrs. Steele—before we went to live at No. 8, Holt came and asked me if the house—was to let, I said "Yes," and took him up to the person who lets the with some furniture—I am not aware that I ever called him Mr. Steele to his face—they came into my house the morning they left, and one Sunday morning he came to get some hot water—they addressed one another as "Mu dear," "My love," and "My husband"—we are early risers and I used occasionally to take in the milk for them, and he would come and fetch it—when they left I bought some articles of them, and he would come amd fetch it—they took away in a cart—my daughter bought some things—Holt usd to speak of having to go to London respecting a mine, about which there was some lawsuit, and if he lost it he should be a ruined man—I am at home all day and never saw any one else living in their house but themselves.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I never knew of a Mrs. Steele there who was an invalid—I have a son Henry who did not live with me and seldom had his meals in my house—he had a stable up at the top of Tranmere Vale Terrace—I have not seen him talking to a Mr. Steele at No. 8. who was not the prisoner, or to a Mrs. Steele, who was not Ohlsen—I have heard him speack of a man who was coming home from sea.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I never heard of an invalid there, or saw an invalid carriage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-185" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-185" type="surname" value="JENNINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-185" type="given" value="HENNRY THOMAS"/>HENNRY THOMAS JENNINGS</persName> </hi>. I am a laourer and live at the back of 34, Tranmere Vale—the gable end of the house comes opposite to No. 8, Tran-mere Vale Terrace—Holt and Ohlsen came to live, and knew them by the name of Steele—seh said Holt was her husband—they came into my garden once, and she addressed hi as "John dear"—sometimes I would say to him "Good morning, Me. Steele"—they had a little dog—when they left I bought a small table, a "dolly," a wash tub, and a swing-glass of them, my wife bartered for them and I paid Mrs. Steele(
<hi rend="italic">Ohlsen</hi>) 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them—I never saw any one there but those two persons and the little dog—they did not tell me where they were going.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I did not inquire, or care to inquire where they came from—I took no interest in them—there might have been others in the house, but I never saw others.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-186" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-186" type="surname" value="KELLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-186" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN KELLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Kelly, of 32, Derby Street, Birkenhead, who has been in the employ of the Birkenhead Com
<lb/>missioners for about 30 years—in November last year we were living at 6, Tranmere Vale Terrace, next door to No. 8, and had been there for 7 years—about the middle of September, the prisoner and Ohlsen came to live at No. 8, and I saw the furniture taken in—we became friendly and they went by the name of Steele—I have heard Ohlsen call him Mr. Steele when in my house—I have heard him speak of a lawsuit, which, if it went against him, would be a loss—I never saw any other person there—she has said, in speaking of the prisoner, "My dear husband," many a time—the prisoner went to Liverpool once for a bedstead, and told me his shoulders were sore from carrying it up from the ferry—I saw the bedstead in the kitchen of No. 8—they wanted to sell it—I said it was rather small for them, and she said Mr. Steele and her had slept on it many a time—a few days after I bought a table and carpet of them which have since been identified by Mrs. Holt—also some books were given to me for my children by Ohlsen—I saw her scratch out the name in them—there was no bed or bedstead in the back bedroom.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I knew nothing of Ohlsen before she came there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-187" type="surname" value="KELLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-187" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KELLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—the prisoner and Ohlsen lived at No. 8. for about three months—the latter used to visit at our house—I only saw him there once—she called him her husband—I have heard them talk of some coal mines, and hawing lost a lawsuit—I think I visited at their house twice—I saw the bedstead in the kitchen—Ohlsen said "Me and Mr. Steele have slept on it many a night," and they pointed to a sofa and said, "We have slept on a smaller place than that. We have slept on that sofa many a time"—we bought some things of them before they left—I never saw any one else—there was a little dog.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have heard Ohlsen mention the name of Steele many a time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-188" type="surname" value="PRITCHARD"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-188" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN PRITCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am a gardener and live with my wife at 10, Tranmere Vale Terrace—the prisoner and Ohlsen came to live next door—I knew them as Mr. and Mia. Steele—sometimes their milk was left at our house, and he used to fetch it—I have been in their house about twice—on one occasion he said to Ohlsen "My dear, go and fetch Mr. Pritchard the plans of our collieries to look at," and she went up and brought them down—I had not got my glasses and could not see them well—I saw nobody else—there was a white dog—I never heard about an invalid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have a son Henry and a daughter-in-law named Rhoda Pritchard—I don't know what name the plans had on them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. My son is good to me sometimes—he is not a very truthful boy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-189" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-189" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a hair-dresser of 31, Regent Place, Birkenhead—in September, 1877, Holt came to be shaved and Ohlsen remained outside—I shaved him and he asked if there was a house to let in the neigh
<lb/>bourhood, and if they* were dear about there—he said he wanted a small one and I gave him some information—I asked him to bring Ohlsen in and he said it being a barber's shop she was rather bashful—he brought her in and introduced her as his wife—a few days after Holt came and told me he had taken No. 8, Tranmere Vale Terrace, and asked me to call on him—he said he was a stranger in Birkenhead, and there were</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="187811180034"/>
<p>only two of them—I visited them frequently—he told me this was his second wife, and that his first was dead—I knew them as the Steeles—she addressed him as "John"—Holt took me over their house—there was a made up bed in the front room and none in the back, and there were no signs of anybody sleeping there unless it was on the floor—there was an iron bedstead there tied up—I never saw any other person there—on one occasion when I was there Holt asked me at supper if I took beer—I said "No, only occasionally," and he said "I don't, but my wife does"—she was at the table, and on one occasion I had a conversation with her about Dr. Kenealey—it was coming rather late, and she said "My dear, it is getting rather late, we had better get ready and go to bed," and I took the hint and took my hat and went, and he locked the door after me—there was only the poodle dog and themselves in the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I had never seen either of them before he came to be shaved—he said on introducing her, "My missus"—she did not look particularly bashful—I used to go to them at night after business—I never went to shave there—I heard him speak of her as Mrs. Steele more than once—he said the things were his, and of course when I thought they were his I thought they were likewise Mrs. Steele's—that is what I mean by saying he called her Mrs. Steele—when I went there about buying some things I said "What name shall I give the party?" and he said "Mr. Steele"—that was some time after I knew him—I could not say whether up to that time I had heard the name of Steele applied to them, or that I heard it on any other occasion—she said on one occasion that her hus
<lb/>band had gone to London in reference to some money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I knew no one else of the name of Steele—I always thought they were respectable people.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-190" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-190" type="surname" value="SANDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-190" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET SANDERS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Sanders, shipsmith, of 9, Tranmere Vale Terrace, and have been in the neighbourhood 17 years—No. 9 is almost opposite No. 8—Holt and Ohlsen came to live at No. 8 in September, 1877, and when they were taking the things in, a sofa was fall
<lb/>ing through the cart, and Ohlsen said to me "Please can you hold that; I will call my husband to help you"—I did so, and she called Holt—I was living at home all day—I never saw any one else living there—I knew them as Mr. and Mrs. Steele—he used to take the milk in of Hancock in his shirt—one morning he said out of the window, "My boy, don't bring the milk any more; you come too soon for us and disturb us"—he was in his shirt—I never saw the boy leave the milk any more—I could see out of my window into theirs, and they could see into mine—they had no top blind, and I could once see them undressing for bed in that room—I saw the light put out the night I saw them undressing—I saw them remove from there, and they followed the cart—I never knew of any one else living there with them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. It might be a week after they moved in that I saw them undressing—our street is narrow—I recognised them—I did not look at them long, for I made my own bed, and when I went to the window again the candle was put out—I took them for man and wife—he had no waist
<lb/>coat on, and she was in her stays when I saw them—I never spoke to them before holding up the sofa,—I had no grounds for looking at them, and had no animosity against them—I thought they ought to put a blind over the window—a good many of the houses in that street are without blinds.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-191" type="surname" value="DULSEN"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-191" type="given" value="AMBROSE"/>AMBROSE DULSEN</persName> </hi>. I am a provision and milk dealer, of Birkenhead—the prisoner ordered me to supply him with milk, and gave no name—they would come into my place, and she would speak to him as "Dear John, would you like this?" and he would reply "Please yourself"—I used to leave the milk several times at Mrs. Pritchard's, as there was a difficulty in getting answered in the morning—he would sometimes take it in from behind the door, and I would only see his bare hands—I have seen a dog there—I never saw any other persons there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I would see bare hands, and hear some one speak from behind the door—I knew their voices—I was not ordered to fetch fresh butter for an invalid—I sent chiefly fresh.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-192" type="surname" value="HANCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-192" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at Tranmere Vale, and carry oat milk for my mother—I delivered milk to Holt and Ohlsen for about a fortnight—I never saw any one else there—I was told not to leave the milk there, as I went too early.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-193" type="surname" value="CHESTERS"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-193" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CHESTERS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board—I know Holt and Ohlsen as living at Tranmere Vale Terrace—I bought some furniture of them once, and he spoke of her as "My missus," or "My wife"—she had very little to say, and complained of being poorly—I paid them 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Holt brought me this receipt, newly written. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Received 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from E. Chesters for goods delivered.—Edward Steele.") They were the only two I saw there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I had not seen them before, and I was not in the house many minutes—I saw Holt again a day or two ago—I am certain he is the same man—his whiskers have grown more since—I did not go before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-194" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-194" type="surname" value="PICKUP"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-194" type="given" value="SARAH HOLT"/>SARAH HOLT PICKUP</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of William Pickup, and am a niece of Holt's—these two books, "Recollections of Childhood," by Grace Greenwood, and "Jessica's First Prayer," are mine (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this is my writing, I used to live with my uncle, and when I left I left the books behind, "Presented to Sarah Holt Pickup by Mr. Smith"—I first went to my uncle when between four and five years old, and am now 13—he was married—Ohlsen is not his wife—I saw my aunt this morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. My aunt and uncle quarrelled, and have not lived together for some time—my father maintained her, and tried to get paid for it, but did not succeed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-195" type="surname" value="GLOVER"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-195" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS GLOVER</persName> </hi>. I live at the Dock Cottages, Birkenhead, and am employed by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board to collect their rents—Holt took a flat, No. 6, Block C, on 8th December, 1877—it contained two bedrooms, a sitting-room, and kitchen—Holt, who gave the name of Edward Steele, came in September with the woman—I was standing outside, and they said they should like to live there; and they came again in November, and I showed them the flat, which they afterwards, took—I believed her to be his wife—I keep fowls, and he came down to me once and said his wife was poorly, and would we oblige him with a fresh-laid egg, which we did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He called her his wife—I have heard him call her his "missus"—it is a large block of cottages of 324 separate residences—40 in C Block—they were upon the third flat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. They left on 28th or 29th June, and did not say where they were going—they were strangers to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-196" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-196" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-196" type="given" value="HELEN MARTHA"/>HELEN MARTHA JONES</persName> </hi>. I am postmistress of Laird Street branch, Bir
<lb/>kenhead—I</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="187811180036"/>
<p>produce my book—on 4th April I granted Ohlsen a dog licence in the name of Edward Steele, of 6, C Block, Dock Cottages—on 9th May I granted her a P. O. order in the name of Elizabeth Steele—I knew them as Mr. and Mrs. Steele.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I often spoke to them—mine is only a receiving office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-197" type="surname" value="DICK"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-197" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DICK</persName> </hi>. I am a watchman and labourer, of No. 5, Block B, Dock Cottages, Birkenhead—I lived there from January to June of the present year—I could see into Holt and Ohlsen's bedroom from my window—I go to bed in the dark, and could see them going to bed and her with her night
<lb/>dress on—I have also seen them in the bedroom in the morning getting out of bed—I saw a little white poodle dog there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have lived there for 16 years—I believe the cottages belong to the Commissioners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-198" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-198" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am a physician of Birkenhead, and have a surgery at 318, Laird Street, opposite Dock Cottages—on Saturday, 6th January, Ohlsen came to my consulting-room in the name of Steele, and I have an entry here of 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. paid—a gentleman afterwards called for the medicine—I do not recognise him—she again consulted me at my residence on the following. Saturday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I am sure Ohlsen is the woman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-199" type="surname" value="KIRKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-199" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KIRKHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a boot and shoe maker of 333, Laird Street, Birkenhead, and live at No. 9, Block H, Dock Cottages—Holt and Ohlsen lived in the Cottages—Holt came to me once for some vegetables, which he paid for—he also brought me some boots to repair, and asked me to measure somebody for another pair, saying, "How much will you make my wife a pair of boots for?"—I told him 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he brought Ohlsen to my shop—I measured her and made the boots—while making them he again brought her to look at one of the tops—I took them to Block C and Holt opened the door—I went in—they were only the two there—she tried the boots on—he gave me a sovereign and I gave him the change—on one occasion I asked his name, and he said "Ready money"—he told me about his mine—in consequence of something I saw in the papers I said, "I have seen your case, Mr. Holt"—he asked me who told me his name was Holt, and I said I had seen it in the papers—he asked me to keep it quiet, as he did not wish his name spread in the neighbourhood—she would address him as "husband," sometimes "master" or John—I saw the divorce proceedings in the paper, and in consequence of what I read I gave information.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Sometimes he spoke of her as his "missus"—I am sure he also used the word "wife."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-200" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-200" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-200" type="surname" value="BARLOW"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-200" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH BARLOW</persName> </hi>. I live at Walton Village, a suburb of Liverpool, and am the landlord of No. 12, St Mary's Avenue, St Mary's Lane, Liverpool—about 8th July Holt took No. 12 of my manager, in the name of Hodgson, and I made out this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it shows three weekly payments of 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each—he did not say where he came from—I collected the rent generally—I saw Ohlsen once.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I don't think my manager gave me any name—he told me he had let the house—I asked Holt to spell the name in the parlour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18781118-name-201" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18781118-name-201" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-201" type="surname" value="HOME"/>
<interp inst="t18781118-name-201" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HOME</persName> </hi>. I live next door to No. 12, St Mary's Avenue, Walton, and knew Ohlsen as Mrs. Ohlsen, and believed him to be Mr. Ohlsen—I did not see the name written.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. It was not Hodgson—I was not induced at the police</p>
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<p>court to say that she told me her name Was Hodgson—I signed my depositions—it is a mistake in the name.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I never tried to spell the name—I knew it was Mrs. Ohlsen, and that they were living alone.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 314). I apprehended Holt and Ohlsen at St Mary's Avenue at about 11.45 p.m. on 26th July—I knocked at the door, and the woman put her head out at the window, and they came down undressed—another constable with me read the warrant to them in my presence—Holt's things were brought down to him and he dressed, and the woman dressed upstairs in the bedroom—there was one bedstead in the bedroom, which appeared to have been laid in by two—there was no other bed up in the house—there was one tied up in the next room—there was a pair of trousers on the made-up bed, which were taken down to the prisoner—they were brought to London, and charged at Westminster—he said, on the way to the station at Liverpool, that what he had said in London during the trial he should say again—Ohlsen made no statement</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I went at that hour, as I thought it would be the best time to catch them in—Mr. Norton, the solicitor for the prosecution, went with us—I heard the other constable ask Ohlsen if she would allow him to take the papers in his cafe—we did not by instructions of the solicitor make a search for every paper relating to the mining property—we took a parcel of papers, which was given to the prisoner at Westminster Police-court when he was committed—I don't know what we took possession of papers for in a perjury case—no one instructed me—I did not see the solicitor take a lot of papers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. We lost the dog.</p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-203" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a surveyor, of Birkenhead, and prepared the plans produced, which are correct and to scale—it is possible to see into the bedroom window of No. 8 from the upper floor opposite at night—the width of Tranmere Vale Terrace is 30 feet, I think—1 prepared a plan of Bock Cottages, which is to scale</p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH OHLSEN</hi> (40)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BBSLBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JENCKEN</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The evidence for the Prosecution being the same as that in Holt's case, the witnesses were recalled and their evidence was read, to which they assented. The following witnesses were called for the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-205" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Wood, of Edgmouth Street, West Seacombe—I knew Mr. and Mrs. Steele, of 14, Thomas's Buildings, in August and September, 1877, and also the prisoner and Holt, who lived there too—Mrs. Steele was a tallish woman, with high cheek-bones—she was ill—Mr. Steele had ginger whiskers under his chin—he went to sea—the prisoners are not the persons—the Steeles moved on 17th September—I don't know where they went</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I fix the date as the 17th September, because I left the same day—we did not leave together—Mrs. Steele was always poorly when I saw her—she walked about—Mrs. Ohlsen did the household work—Mr. Steele did nothing all day, I don't know what he was—he went to sea—I never asked them where they came from.</p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-206" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COTTERELL</persName> </hi>. I have been agent for 15 years, for letting the houses at Thomas's Building's, Seacombe, a short distance from Liverpool, and collect the rents—I don't know what occupants there were of the house in question—I saw Holt there, and saw a female come out of the house once—as far as I can recollect, she was of middle height, rather a sallow complexion—not a particularly good-looking woman—her cheek-bones were high—she was something the same features as Ohlsen, only she looks fuller—her name was Steele—I learnt her name of Mr. Holt, whom I have known many years—they occupied it about five weeks—the last payment of rent was on 17th September.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Holt took No. 14, Thomas's Buildings, about 13th August—No. 10 is on the same side—there was only one woman in the house, and that was Mrs. Steele—I would not say positively that Ohlsen is not the woman—one of my oldest tenants, named Williams, lived at No. 10—the rent was only paid to me on one occasion.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Mrs. Wood was one of my tenants—she occupied No. 25.</p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-207" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE POTTER</persName> </hi> I live at 5, James Street, Seacombe—my sister Sarah is very ill and cannot attend—I lived at No. 14, Thomas's Buildings, and saw Mrs. Ohlsen, Mr. and Mrs. Steele, and Holt there—at that time I was nurse girl at No. 18, on the same side, and frequently saw them—Mrs. Steele sent me for beer—she was tall and very ill, and had high cheek-bones and sunken eyes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18781118-name-208" type="given" value="HEIIRY"/>HEIIRY PRITCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am a gardener and florist—I had a Btable in Tranmere Vale Terrace, between September and December, 1877—I saw Mr. and Mrs. Steele, Mrs. Ohlsen, and Mr. Holt there occasionally—Mrs. Steele looked like a person more fit to be in a lunatic Asylum, very white, tall, and delicate—there is no possibility of confounding her with Ohlsen—I saw her about half a dozen times, and was introduced to her—Mr. Steele was a short, stiff man, not so stiff as myself, and about the same height, with ginger whiskers—I have seen him go in at the front door and out at the back—I don't know where he worked—I have seen Mrs. Ohlsen and Mrs. Steele together in the back yard—the latter appeared to be in bad health.</p>
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