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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHETHAM, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two start</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSIAH WARD</hi> (53)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790113-119-offence-1 t18790113-name-2"/>Watson Ansell</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-3" type="given" value="AUSTIN"/>MR. AUSTIN METCALFE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-4" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR LAMPLOUGH</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler at the King of Den
<lb/>mark in the Old Bailey—I purchased that house from Mr. Watson Ansell on 23 July, 1877—I paid him part in cash and part in three bills, two of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, and one for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the first was a three months' bill, and the second six, dated 23 July, 1877, the day of the change—the 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill was afterwards cancelled, and I gave another for 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—the 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill was, I believe in Mr. Ansell's possession—that was cancelled about 6th March last—on that day I think I saw the prisoner at my premises—the form of a bill for 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was drawn out on that day—Ward drew it up—no name was put as the drawer—I accepted it in Ward's presence—he drew the bill for Mr. Ansel who was busy at the time—nothing was said about any name being put as the drawer of the bill—Mr. Ansell gave him instructions what he was to do with the bill—he said, in my presence, "Take care of that bill for me, and keep it in your safe"—I heard nothing else said as to what was to be doner with the bill—I did not hear anything said about the drawer's name—Mr. Ward took the bill away with him—the name of Josiah Ward now upon I was not on it at the time I accepted it, or at the time Mr. Ward took away—it was not put on in my presence—it is not in the same ink as the rest of the bill—an account was made out at the time the bill was drawn up between Ward and me—he drew it up for Mr. Ansell, showing the state of the account between Ansell and me—I did not owe Ward any money at that time, I never owed him any—the hill was presented to me the day it became due, by Trenchard and Smith, and I paid it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should say that the bill was fraudulently signed by Mr. Ward with his own name instead of Mr. Ansell's—I had no knowledge of that at the time I paid it—I saw the bill, of course, with Ward's signature on it when I paid it—my banker told me that I must pay it—it was payable at the bank—I did not make any excuse for not paying it—I was</p>
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<p>ill the day it was presented, I was not present, I was in bed—I stated in my sworn information at the police-court: "Since that I have, under the threat of legal proceedings, paid the said money to Messrs. Trenchard and Smith, who presented the bill in company with Mr. Morris, the defendant's manager and clerk"—I am not the prosecutor in this case, Mr. Ansell is—he was out of the room at the time I accepted the bill—he was in his own office—he had not been into the room that morning at all—Mr. Ward drew up the bill, and I accepted it—I believe he brought the bill to my place and drew it up there—I don't think it was ever in Mr. Ansell's possession—he never had the bill—he was not in the room when Mr. Ward made out the account—it was not an account between Ward, Ansell, and myself combined—it was between me and Ansell, it had nothing to do with Ward—I can't say whether Ward wrote down the amount of his commission for discount
<lb/>ing the bill—I don't recollect—this (
<hi rend="italic">produeed</hi>) might have been the account that Ward wrote out at that time—I can't say—I say it was Ward who wrote out the account—I did not write it—this is the account against Ansell—that is my writing "26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. six months' rent, 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., interest 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I wrote that at the time—I don't know who had the interest—that was written when Ansell was out of the room—I don't know whether Mr. Ward was to have the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for his security—I am sure Mr. Ansell's sigrature would have been worth the paper on which it was written, if he had signed the bill—if he had put his name to it it would not have prevented the bill being dis
<lb/>counted—I did not know that he had undertaken to pay a composition of 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the pound in a fortnight, and that he failed to carry it out—I heard of it in Court a week or two ago—I do not know that a demand in bank
<lb/>ruptcy was made against Mr. Ward in reference to this bill—I never heard of it—I do not know that Mr. Ansell made a demand in bankruptcy on 12th September last year for the payment of the debt on this bill—Mr. Ansell and I carry on business in the same premises—he calls himself a carrier's agent—I never heard of this document: "The following are the particulars of the demand of Ansell against Ward, amounting to 153
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., being the amount of money received by you from Lamplough as trustee or agent for me in discharge of the balance due on a bill of exchange for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I have no recollection of it, it might have been shown, or I might have been told, I don't recollect—I can't say the date when proceedings were taken against Mr. Ward at Guildhall Police-court—I don't think it was so early as the latter end of last summer, or the beginning of autumn—I know that proceedings were taken against him—I was a witness—I think I filed an information—the charge was dismissed—I have not been here before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-5" type="given" value="WATSON"/>WATSON ANSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a carrier's agent at the King of Denmark in the Old Bailey—I have known the prisoner some years, I don't know how many—I think I handed him the 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill to take care of about December—I am not certain—I gave it to him at his place I believe—he kept possession of it till the beginning of March—I gave it him to take care of for me as I had no banking account, I had to carry it about in my pocket or leave it at home, he had an iron safe—Ward brought back the bill to the Old Bailey at the beginning of March—I don't know the day exactly—Mr. Lamplough was there—I was not there when the bill was delivered to Mr. Lamplough—I saw Ward after he had been to Mr. Lamplough—he handed me 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I think it was—that was for the interest of the 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. up to that date—that came from Lamplough—I owed Lamplough 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at</p>
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<p>that time, and in consequence of that I wanted the 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill cancelled, and a new bill for 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. drawn—I believe the 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill was cancelled on that day—I did not see it—I trusted to Mr. Ward as an old friend—I never saw the 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill till after it was met—I did not see it on the day when we were all three at Mr. Lamplough's premises—I asked Ward to take care of it—I was not present when it was drawn—I was in the house, but I was busy down
<lb/>stairs—he had not said anything to me about it before that—he said he had got the 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill, and had paid Lamplough the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I only told him to take care of it—I said nothing about putting my name to it as drawer—he took it away with him—I wanted possession of the bill some time afterwards, and 1 could not get it—that was perhaps five or six weeks after—I have no dates—I saw Ward, and told him I wanted the bill to turn it into money—he said he had lodged it somewhere in Oxford Street, I think, that I could not have it just then—I understood him it was at his banker's, but I am not certain—I applied for it several times after that, but could not get it, ox get any satisfaction where it was for some time after—I first heard that it had been presented on the Thursday following the date—that would be about 29 or 30 August—I knew before that that it had been paid away to a firm at Greenwich, Trenchard and Smith—I knew that after he had paid it away—I did not see him after that—I saw his man—I don't think I wrote to him, I don't know—it was not with my authority or consent that the name of Josiah Ward was put on the bill—I did not give him any authority to deal with it in any way, or to pay it away to Trenchard and Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Ward, it might be five or six years or eight or nine years, not twelve or fifteen; he has not been a very great friend to me that I know of; he has cashed a bill for me before—I was summoned for keeping a betting house, but I never kept it, and the charge fell through—Ward was my bail for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—in 1877 I owed him something like 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I don't know the exact figures—he went to a meeting of my creditors—I believe he voted for my paying my creditors a composition of 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the pound in a fortnight; I don't know, I was not there—I have no doubt he did—I never had the paying of it; my solicitor had the money to pay; I don't know whether he paid him or not—I don't know that it was never paid; I never had the accounts rendered to me, and' never saw them—I think the amount of my debts was something like 2,400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; 2,100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was secured—there is an account between Ward and myself now; he has done repairs for me, but I have never had the account—I should not think it was as much as 33
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he built a little place for me—I have never asked him for the bill—he did not tell me that he would do further work for me on my promising that he should be paid the 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in full, and pay him for the future work he was to do; that I swear—I sold the King of Denmark to Lamplough—there were three bills, two of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and one of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., at three, six, and twelve months—I had a cheque for 33
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about 24th December—that was on account of the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill—the 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill was exchanged in March—I had several amounts in cheques from Ward; 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether—on 24th December I had a cheqde for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; on 11th February, 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; on 18th March, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; on 27th April an acceptance for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not have a truck from him on 1st March which was charged 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I swear that—he paid some small sums for backing horses for me—I had no gold from him after the second bill became due; that was about 26th February, I think—I took proceedings at the police-court before Mr. Alderman Knight, and the</p>
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<p>charge was dismissed—that was about November, I think; I am not certain—I believe I had leave to be bound over to prosecute—I never gave Ward a bill of sale—there was one drawn up, but he never had it; I was to have had some money of him, but I never had it, consequently the bill of sale was never handed over to him—I don't know whether the bill of sale alleged that I owed him 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I never read it—I don't know whether it was filed in the Court of Queen's Bench; my solicitor handled it, and did what he liked with it—I very likely signed it; I think it was done in anticipation of my having some money, but I never had it—Ward knew I was going to give the bill of sale if I had the money of him to pay an action, but it was never wanted; I should certainly have read it if I had handed it over to him, but there was no necessity; he never had possession of it—an action had been brought against me in the Mayor's Court by the South-Eastern Railway Company; his lordship overruled the South-Eastern Company, they applied for a new trial, and they beat me there before Mr. Brandon, but they have never asked me for the money—there was no execution out against me at the time I signed the bill of sale—my solicitor served Ward with a demand in bankruptcy for the 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; we endeavoured to get the money civilly if we could, and if not we tried to get it this way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Ward was to let me have the money on the bill of sale to pay the South-Eastern Company, because he said I could not have any on the bill; he said no one would discount Lamplough's bill, but it was not required, and the bill is now in my solicitor's possession; I saw it this morning—the cheques that have been spoken of were on account of the second 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill—the 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill was not discounted for me—now and then I would go to a race meeting with Ward; perhaps once a month—I believe there was no account between us on racing matters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I owed 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the acceptor of the 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill—Lamplough owed me 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I owed him 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Lamplough accepted the 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill; I never saw my name put to it at all—I never could account for its not having been drawn to myself—I told Lamplough not to pay it, because I had never seen it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-6" type="given" value="JOSEPH HARGRAVE"/>JOSEPH HARGRAVE SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and am acting as solicitor for the prosecution in this case—I was acting for Mr. Ansell in the second action brought against him by the South-Eastern Company—there had been a previous action before his lordship, in which, under his ruling, Mr. Ansell gained the verdict; the South-Eastern Company went to the Court of Common Pleas, and obtained a new trial—after several postponements by the South-Eastern Company it came on per proviso in March—I told Mr. Ansell that it was necessary to have Queen's Counsel in the matter, as important points of law were raised, and I must have some money to pay them with; he said "My fried
<hi rend="italic">Josh</hi> Ward will let me have it under a 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill if I give him a bill of sale as collateral security," and acting on those instructions I executed the bill of sale, and it was executed and dated, fancying we should have the money that day—no money was obtained under it to my knowledge—several appointments were made for Ward to let Ansell have the money; it went on till the last day for tiling, and I filed it on that day, and I have held it ever since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bill of sale is deted 14th March; it was filed on 4th April—before I tiled it I read this sentence in it: "Received the day and year first above written, of and from the above-named Josiah Ward,</p>
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<p>the sum of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as agreed"—it is my own handwriting—as far as I know the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was never paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I filed the hill of sale in order to make the instrument valid in case the money was advanced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion on this evidence that there was no larceny of the bill, and therefore the case failed.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-8" type="given" value="JOEL"/>JOEL SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Trenchard and Smith, cement and slate merchants—I only knew Ward by having seen him on one or two occasions after this transaction—I first saw this bill in May last—it was brought to me by a person in the employ of Ward—after having it some time at the London and County Bank we discounted it—the bill was pre
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The person who presented it is not here—Lamplough afterwards paid it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-122-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>to feloniously setting fire to a stack of hay</rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">He had been convicted of a like offence in June</hi>, 1872.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790113-124-offence-1 t18790113-name-15"/>James Smith</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. with intent to defraud</rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Two Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—after she came out I went in—I then followed her to Mrs. Gibbings, a tobacconist's on the Chelsea Embankment—I watched through the window; she bought half an ounce of tobacco, and gave another sixpence, which I examined and identified as the one which I had rubbed with my finger—I had spoken to a constable, who went after her and brought her back to Mrs. Gibbings, who handed him the sixpence—I then took her to Mrs. Brady's, and Miss Brady handed a sixpence to the constable—I took the prisoner to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have been a teetotaller for four months—I did not hear you ask me to put the sixpences in the fire for you—I did not make use of bad language.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and she left—Rayson then spoke to me, and I showed him the coin; I noticed that it was battered—a constable came in about 10 minutes with the prisoner, and I gave it to him—I think it is the same. (
<hi rend="italic">Mrs. Rayson here stated that this was the coin she had bitten.</hi>) This looks like the same paper.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 507). On the night of December 8th I saw the prisoner coming out of Mrs. Gibbings's shop—Rayson pointed her out, and we followed her to a public-house—I asked her as she came out what she had in her hand—she said, "Only a few coppers and a cigar"—I took 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper from her hand, and said, "Do you know you have been</p>
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<p>passing bad money?"—she said "No, I know I had a bad sixpence, which I threw away"—I took her to Gibbings's shop, and Mrs. Gibbings handed me a bad sixpence and said in hex presence that it was the one she tendered—I received another sixpence from Miss Brady.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these; two coins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate was that she found the coins wrapped in paper at the drinking fountain on Ebury Bridge. In her defence, she repeated this statement, and said that if she had known that the first one was bad slue should not haw been so foolish as to have passed the second.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Imprisonment</hi>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the counting-house of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-130-18790113 t18790113-130-punishment-10"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-30" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BOY</persName> </hi>. I am a confectioner, at 14, Blackfriars Road—I was in my shop on Saturday evening, 9th November—prisoner came in between 8 and 9 o'clock in front of the counter—my wife was behind, attending to the customers—the prisoner came in—my wife served him—he asked for a penny cake, and handed a two-shilling piece—my wife took the money, tried it, and bent it in a tester—she handed it to me, and I found it was bad—I told her to keep it—she told prisoner it was bad, and that she would keep it—prisoner then took out another florin and gave it to her, saying, "The other was bad, so that must be bad as well—the second florin was good—prisoner said I might charge him if I liked; and a constable passing at the time, I called him in and gave him in charge—my wife gave the florin to the constable—my wife is not here—she is not well.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman L</hi> 294). On 9th November last I was called to No. 14, Blackfriars Road—the prisoner was in the shop—Mrs. Boy told me in his presence that he had tendered a bad two-shilling piece—she gave me the coin—I produce it—Mr. Boy was present—the prisoner pulled out another florin, and said, "If that one is bad, this one is bad"—I searched him and found nothing on him—I took him to the station—he said nothing—the inspector asked him where he got it from—he said a friend of his gave him change for half-a-sovereign outside a public-house in Lambeth Walk—he did not mention the name of the friend, or of the public house—the inspector asked him—he made no answer—he was brought up to the South
<lb/>wark magistrate on the 11th; remanded to the 13th, and discharged—he gave the name of William Reuben Woodman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You had upon you two two-shilling pieces; three altogether with the bad one—no one tested it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I gave them up on his discharge—one was cracked in testing—the good one was cracked when he gave it to me at the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-32" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL EATON</persName> </hi>. Last November I was in service at the Blue Post public-house, Holborn—I have since left, and now reside at 37, George Street, Portman Square—the prisoner came there on Saturday, 30th November called for a half-pint of ale, and handed me half-a-crown—he laid it down on the counter—I observed it was bad—I gave it to the landlady, Mrs. Wool
<lb/>ridge—she told the prisoner it was a bad one—he said he was not aware of it—he was given into custody, and the half-crown was given to the constable—that is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> There were not many people in the bar—it was bad money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw it was bad the moment he put it on the counter, and before anybody bent it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-33" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE WOOLRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Woolridge, of the Old Blue Post, Southampton Buildings, Holborn—on Saturday night, November 30th, between 10 and 11 o'clock, prisoner came to the bar—I did not see him put the money down—Miss Eaton put it into my hand and gave me a look—I looked at it, and saw it was bad—I saw a gentleman at the bar twist the coin—I marked it—I said to prisoner "That is a bad coin, and I shall lock you up"—he said he was not aware of it—I did not know him before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-34" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GAGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 352). I was called to Mrs. Woolridge's—I took prisoner into custody—Mrs. Woolridge handed me this half-crown—I asked him if he had any more upon him, and if he was aware it was bad—he said he was not—I searched him, and found one shilling, a sixpence, and three pence in bronze—all good money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad florin and bad half-crown.</p>
<p>The Prisoner in his defence stated that the money was taken by him as a hawker, and that his sight being defective he was not aware that it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-131-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-37" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am 16 years old—I live by myself at Soho Chambers, Tichfield Street—I have known the prisoner about six months—I went out with him on the night of 24th December last—he gave me a shilling and two sixpences to go into a post-office in Oxford Street to get two-shillings' worth of stamps, and to bring them to him—I had been living in the same room with the prisoner about a fortnight—I went to the post-office and handed the two sixpences and the shilling to Miss Benwell—I went away with the stamps—I was afterwards brought back by the policeman and given into custody—I was brought up twice before the Magistrate, and on the second occasion discharged—two days before, on the 22nd December, prisoner gave me a shilling—he sent me to a chandler's shop in Tichfield Street, kept by Mrs. Wood—he told me to buy a packet of cocoa and some sugar, and to bring them out and give them to him—that was at our lodging—I went to the shop and tendered the coin—it was returned to me by Mrs. Wood—I brought it back to the prisoner, and told him it was bad—I knew him by the name in which he is indicted—we call him "Spanker Jack"—other people call him that as well.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am an errand-boy at Crosse and Black
<lb/>well's—I have not been in a reformatory nor in an industrial school—I have been in the St. Andrews Boys' Home, Dean Street, a refuge for orphan boys, not idle boys—the night I went out for you was about a fortnight before Christmas—I had been in the habit of going errands for others, not for Bradley—I have been out with him—you have usually sent me to a shop in Porter Street—I do not recollect what occurred the Friday night before Christmas—I remember going down the Haymarket about 11 or 12 o'clock at night—I remember telling you I had found a two-shilling piece—I am positive I had not been out with Bradley that day or anybody else—I know a man named Stutterer, from the Empress—I had not been out with him—I know he is under charge for a similar case to this—I gave Bradley my scarf—we slept in the same room—I had not been with him that night—I gave it him in the morning as I got up—you told me to find you at the corner of Soho Square—it is about three weeks before Christmas since I worked at Crosse and Blackwell's—I have done nothing since—I have lived by going with you and others—chiefly by running errands.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-38" type="given" value="MARIAN"/>MARIAN BENWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the post-office, Oxford Street—the last witness came there the day before Christmas—he handed me one shilling and two sixpences for two-shillings' worth of stamps—I did not give them to ham—I observed the shilling was bad and I kept the money—the sixpences were good—in consequence of something that was said the boy ran out of the shop—I sent some one after him, and he was brought back by the constable—I gave the constable the shilling—that is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I bent it with a tester—I have no doubt about witness Johnson being the boy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-39" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE WOODS</persName> </hi>. I am wife of Thomas Woods—I keep a shop at 6, Tichfield Street—on 22nd November the boy Johnson came to my shop—he tendered me a shilling for some tea and sugar—I examined it; it was bad—I bit it and bent it nearly in half—I gave it him back—I rang it first—it sounded dull, and I bit it—it was a very white colour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-40" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 185). I was called on 24th December to the post-office, 421, Oxford Street—the last witness handed me a shilling—I took the boy to the station—he was taken before the Magistrate on Thursday, 26th—in consequence of something the boy said he was discharged, and the Magistrate ordered the prisoner to be taken into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Tichfield Street—I am a tailor—I had known the prisoner about a week before 24th December, when he came from the Empress Lodging-house, Seven Dials—I was with him on Tuesday, 24th December—he came down to the lodging-house, and asked me to go and drink with him—I went out, and we had several drinks—he paid for it—about 11.30 or 11.45 he asked me to buy him a penny scone—we were standing opposite Grumell's shop, at the corner of Church Street and Dean Street—Zelio was in the shop—I was to bring the change and the scone back to the prisoner—he was opposite, by the church—I tendered the shilling—the lady kept it—I went back to the prisoner and told him it was bad—I did not bring the scone—I had no money myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a tailor—the week previous to Christmas week I did four days' work at 4, North Street, Grove Road, Lisson Road—I had done several days before that—I have done some since—it was about 8 or 8.30 when I saw you—about 11 or 11.45 when I went into the shop to buy the cakes—they did not serve me—I did not give you 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change out of 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I</p>
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<p>recollect going in a public-house—we had some rum, and you paid for it—we had no scones—you were taking me round to give me some drink—I had no money—I had money on Christmas Day—I did not admit having money when I started out with you—I did not buy any socks—I had only one pair—I went into a fish shop with you—you paid for the fish—I paid for mine with a shilling you handed to me—we went into several public-houses—I do not recollect going into a public-house at the corner of Little Earl Street and West Street, or changing sixpence for a pint of ale—we were not together on Christmas Day until 1 o'clock till about 2.30—when I found out you had been having me as a victim, I blacked one of your eyes and I cut your nose—I was turned out of the lodging-house through the odium of your connection—I went to see you in the House of Detention.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-42" type="given" value="ANGIE"/>ANGIE ZEGLIO</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Louis Zeglio—my mother keeps a shop at 50, Dean Street, Soho—the name of the shop is Grumell—I remember Bradley coming into our shop the night before Christmas about 11.30 or 11.45, for two penny buns, I believe—another young lady served him—I was present, and took his money—he gave a shilling into my hand—I felt it was bad—I told him so, and he appeared to have no idea of it—I kept the buns and the shilling, and he left the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-43" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS O'DEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody outside a public-house in Soho on 29th December—I said, "Is your name Spanker Jack, or do you go by that name?"—he said "No"—I said, "You answer to the description of a man who sent a boy to a post-office, 431, Oxford Street, on the 24th inst., for some stamps, with a counterfeit shilling and two sixpences—he said, "I know nothing about it"—he was taken to the station and searched, and one good shilling found in his possession—I afterwards, from information received, went and found Bradley—Mrs. Zeglio gave me this counterfeit shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw you before then, to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are two bad shillings—they are not of the same make.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, denied giving the witness Johnson any bad money, and stated that he and Bradley were associates, and their evidence was not to be relied on.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-132-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOWEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-47" type="given" value="EDMUND JOHN"/>EDMUND JOHN TREBBLE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Registry department of the Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens—on 31st December last I found two letters in the basket provided for the reception of letters intended for the Marine department of the Board of Trade—my room is either No. 55 or 55a, I don't clearly remember which; it is called the Registry Room; it belongs to the Marine Department of the Board of Trade—we receive letters there for the Marine Department—I sit at one end of the room; it is a long room—I have no recollection of who brought these letters to the Board of Trade</p>
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<p>—I am not able to say how they got into the basket—I do not remember seeing them brought; all I can say is that I found them there—it is a room to which the public have access who wish to bring letters to the Board of Trade—this is one of the letters I found—I took steps, according to the usual course of business, to have it placed before Mr. Gray, the assistant secretary—the basket is one to which the public have access—this letter is dated Dec 27, 1878. and the other Dec. 31, 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was in Newgate Prison a few days ago—I was instructed to go there to see if I could identify you as having brought that letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-48" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am the assistant secretary of the Marine department of the Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens—on 1st January these two letters were handed to me in the ordinary course of business by the boy who brings papers to me from the registry room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I do not know who delivered these letters at Whitehall Gardens—it is the letter of 27th December, 1878, that contains the threat against my life—I do not think that was an impossible thing to accomplish on any other day but the day on which the letter bore date—there is a postscript attached to the letter—there has been a good deal 'of correspondence between us—I cannot say whether that corres
<lb/>pondence has been of a nature to rouse your indignation—your certificate as a master was withheld because in the opinion of the Board of Trade you were not fit to command a British ship, partly by reason of insanity—it was originally withdrawn in 1869 I think—it was returned to you for a short time, and was again withdrawn—since that it has been withheld on the ground I have stated—I believe it was reforwarded to the Board of Trade by the superintendent of the Mercantile Marine at Calcutta in a letter about 3rd April, 1875; that was the date at which it came into our possession a second time—it is not customary to search into the private affairs of shipmasters, and if their aspirations do not please the Board of Trade to keep their credentials from them—I have never heard of your incarceration in and escape from the Royal Liverpool Asylum between December, 1870, and May, 1871—I never heard of your emanci
<lb/>pation by the interposition of a magistrate while being transferred from one asylum to another at Liverpool about 27th May, 1871—since these proceedings were commenced against you I have heard of your escape from the Colney Hatch Asylum on the 1st May, 1876—I do not recol
<lb/>lect any letter sent from the head of a firm at Liverpool to the superin
<lb/>tendent of the Mercantile Marine there stating that you were a most outrageous madman—I do not think there is any such letter in the hands of the Board of Trade.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is the duty of the examiners of the Local Marine Board, with the concurrence of the Board of Trade, to decide on the competency of masters holding certificates of competency, and they are granted by the Board of Trade on the result of that inquiry; they are issued from my office with my signature.</p>
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<lb/>partment at Scotland Yard—on the evening of 1st of January I went to the Destitute Sailor's Asylum in Well Street, Whitechapel—I saw the prisoner there—I had these two letters with me—I said "Is your name William Mullens?"—he said "It is"—I laid both the letters before him</p>
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<p>and said "Did you write these to Mr. Gray, of the Board of Trade?"—he said "I did"—I said "Then I must arrest you, and you will be charged with threatening to murder Mr. Gray"—he said "That is just what I wish to be charged with; that was the object I had in view in writing the letters—I had no other means of provoking a prosecution and thus bringing my injuries before the British people"—he said he had taken the letters himself and delivered them at No. 55 room of the Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens; that he took them to the end of the room and gave them to some gentleman there; he described the room as a long room, and that he had to pass by a number of clerks. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter of</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th December was read as follows:</hi>—"Sailors' Home, London, Dec. 27, 1878. To the Assistant Secretary, Board of Trade, Marine Department, Whitehall Gardens. Sir,—No one but the Lord Chief Justice of England and a jury of my fellow-countrymen can decide the point in dispute between the Board of Trade and me, since the Board of Trade declines to discuss the matter with me any further There there
<lb/>fore becomes a cruel necessity forced upon me to adopt some unprecedented means of forcing on a trial in the Criminal Court, which I can only do by placing myself in the undesirable position of a prisoner committed for trial But independent of this object, the misconduct of your colleagues in their treatment to me justifies me in denouncing them all as a gang of dishonest, unprincipled, and cowardly robbers, tyrants, and oppressors, and as I must hold somebody responsible for their misconduct, I hold you respon
<lb/>sible for the department of which you are assistant secretary, and demand from you the instant restoration—restitution is the proper word—to me of the second renewal of my master's certificate of competency, bought and paid for by me, sir, as well as earned, eleven years ago, by 17 years' hard service under the British flag. If you are able to comply with this impera
<lb/>tive demand, and I know whether you are or not, this letter ends here, and my case begins and ends with your compliance with my just demand. If not, then, sir, singling you out from the gang of daylight robbers who take a mean advantage of their power to ruin and destroy me upon a plea which itself is a gross, infamous, monstrous, and most cowardly libel upon my character and reputation, that everything in connection with my history during the last ten years tends to disprove.
<hi rend="italic">I threaten—mark the word, sir</hi>—I threaten you with a sudden and violent death as you emerge from the head office of the Board of Trade to-day to return to your private residence, and take care I am not armed and fully prepared to carry out my threat. I am a true-born Englishman, sir, and I must either have redress for my wrongs, or I must be completely annihilated. In this crisis, sir, I quote the motto which appears beneath the Royal arms above the doorway that they adorn, and closing my letter with the shout of 'God and my right,' I have the honour to remain, your obedient servant,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WM. MULLENS</hi>. P.S.—At my earliest convenience will serve my pur
<lb/>pose just as well as the day of which this letter bears the date.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-50" type="given" value="SIDNEY ROBERT"/>SIDNEY ROBERT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the governor of Her Majesty's gaol of Newgate—the prisoner has been under my charge since his commitment—I have had many letters from him—I should say this letter of 27th December was his writing—I have seen him write.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-51" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR SHEPPARD</persName> </hi>, M.D. I am medical superintendent of the Colney Hatch Asylum—on 9th January I had an interview with the prisoner—I</p>
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<p>had known him previously—he was under my care from 26th February, 1876, until 1st May of the same year in Colney Hatch Asylum—when I saw him on the 9th January last I was with him about two hours and a half—I had conversation with him during the whole of that time—I formed an opinion as to the state of his mind—I believe he was of unsound mind—he had various delusions, first of all as to his own connections, which were great; secondly, as to his own aspirations, which were great likewise—he wrote love letters to one of the Royal Princesses—he passed from under my charge at Colney Hatch in this way: he constructed with great ingenuity a skeleton key, with which he liberated himself early in the morning of the 1st May, and escaped from the asylum, and when he got to a port by the seaside he sent me back the key which he had constructed, with a polite note.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have the key at home—I showed it you the other-day—it is a very pretty little toy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I believe he knows perfectly well what he is about now—his whole mode of proceeding is very insane—I think that when he wrote this letter he knew that he was making use of the threat which is contained in it; that he knew the character and meaning of the language he was using, and that he knew the threat he made use of was an illegal thing—he was quite capable of understanding that—he is highly intelligent John Rowland Gibson. I am the surgeon of Newgate—the prisoner was under my charge in the prison in 1869—my opinion then was that he was of unsound mind—he was then charged with sending threatening letters—I saw him again the other day when Dr. Sheppard saw him, and I quite agree with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I agree with him in the answer he gave, that although the prisoner's mind may have been affected, he knew the value and meaning of the language he was using—I think he perfectly understood; whether he intended carrying it out is another matter, but I think he perfectly under
<lb/>stood that the threat to murder was an illegal and a wrong act; of course I speak from the experience I have had of him since he has been with us, I do not know the state of mind he was in at the time—I saw him on the 2nd of the present month; the letter was written on 27th December—I do not recollect what the state of his mind was in 1869; I merely know the fact that he was here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were here a month ago; the Lord Mayor sent a request that I should report on the state of your mind—I did not examine you; I had a conversation with you, but you protested against my examining you, and therefore, not being able to go fully into the matter, I excused myself from making a report to the Lord Mayor without having a full opportunity of judging—there was no one to prosecute, and the case there ended—I had a general conversation with you, but no examination—you protested on the score of submitting your statements, opinions, and principles to the arbitration of any medical man; you told me that you looked upon doctors as your natural enemies, and you therefore objected to express any statement, opinion, or feeling to a medical man—you said that you preferred to submit your thoughts, feelings, and statements to a jury rather than to two doctors.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Before I commence my defence I feel constrained at this crisis to utter the ejaculatory prayer to the Great Judge of all judges,</p>
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<p>and to say in the hearing of this Court, and in the hearing of all England, "God defend the right, and confound the wrong, for His great mercy's sake, through Jesus Christ our Lord." Gentlemen of the Jury, the question that has to be decided by your verdict is not a mere question of life or death, or imprisonment or liberty, to me. I care nothing for death. Death has been my playmate since I was a little boy twelve years of age, and I have gone through a thousand fiery ordeals to gain the object which I have gained to-day. Therefore I bespeak the patience of the entire Court to hear me to the end. Nevertheless I feel constrained to adopt the bold and fearless language of that bold and fearless' outlaw who, after having achieved a thousand daring feats, and being brought at last into the presence of a con
<lb/>queror so mighty that he wept because there was nothing left to conquer, cried out to his judge, "Alexander, I am your captive. I must hear what you please to say and endure what you please to inflict; but my soul remains unconquered." I sincerely trust that the noble and learned Judge presiding over this case will respond to my appeal, and answer me in the language of the mighty Alexander, telling me to speak freely, for that it is not for him to silence me. With regard to the question of counsel, I received a letter from the Almagamated Society of British Seamen, offering assistance in my defence. I replied, thanking them, but declining it, in my belief that the spirit of truth and justice will impregnate the Court as I stand a prisoner at the bar of England. In commencing my defence I feel impelled to remind you of the beautiful prayer contained in the Litany of the Established Church, which so beautifully links my case, that of the desolate and oppressed, with the case of the widow and fatherless, that every Sunday morning hundreds and hundreds of consecrated lips give utterance to, and that is responded to by the no less beautiful expression, "We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord." I propose to confine my defence to the establishment of the truth of the statements which I made to Sir James Ingham on the 2nd inst., and by the ability with which, in your opinion, I prove the truth of those statements, I propose to vindicate the sanity of my mind. (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner then proceeded to contend that there was no proof that he had delivered the letter, and that if he had, the threat, if any, only referred to the day men
<lb/>tioned in the letter.</hi>) He then added: I have no ill-feeling towards Mr. Gray, but I think I was justified in resorting to some ruse, in order to bring the case I have against the Board of Trade before the public eye of Britain. By writing the letters I was merely pretending to ape the madness which has been shouldered upon me on and off for ten years, entailing medical examination after medical examination, most annoying to me. I entreat you, my lord and gentlemen of the jury—I ask you indulgently to consider the tre
<lb/>mendous odds that I have to contend against. I am only a poor mariner of England, doubly and trebly branded with the stigma of insanity, dragged into a reluctant contention with a gentleman who in his own person represents a whole Department of the Imperial Government, and if I have resorted to a harmless stratagem, in writing these letters, to draw the Board of Trade out of their great stronghold, it is not because I would enter into open rebellion against their authority, but that I might again honourably place myself beneath their jurisdiction. I would not hurt the wing of a fly or dislodge a hair upon a baby's head; and all the thunderbolts which the Board of Trade can launch will never drive me out of my beloved country. Gentle
<lb/>men, your verdict to-day will either be a last culminating wrong or the</p>
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<p>healing balm for all my previous wounds. I will say no more. I will leave the matter to God, to the Jury, and to his Lordship.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the younger Prisoner.</hi> You had a dark moustache when you jumped out at the window and a fair one when you were at the station, but I know you by your walk—I was taken to I lford, and saw you with five or six others in a group, and said, "I think that is the man"—I am quite sure of you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When he jumped out of the window I laid hold of him; we had a tussle, and he got away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the mantelpiece, a teapot was removed from a cupboard and laid by the fireplace, and some laundry was removed from the table—I also missed a bottle of wine—the window was shut and the blinds fastened when I went to bed—I found the window open, so that anybody could jump out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Your moustache was similar then to what it is now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 383). About 10 o'clock on the evening of 22nd December I saw the younger prisoner at 6, Joseph Street, St. George's-in-the-East, in a ground-floor back-room which is occupied by the other prisoner—the younger prisoner was wearing a black moustache—I was look
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No. 6 is on the door—I did not say that I saw you afterwards with your moustache dyed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 659). I have seen the younger prisoner several times—he has been wearing a black moustache since 22nd December.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you in Turner Street snowballing on the Sunday that this happened, but I saw others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). I took the younger prisoner at Ilford—he was under remand there on another charge; that was a fortnight after the elder prisoner was taken—I said that he would be charged with a burglary at 204, Cable Street—he said "You have got me right this time."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was only one other prisoner with you when you were identified, but there were six persons altogether—Mrs. Colombo lsooked at you for about two seconds, and then said "I think that is the man"—I said "Touch him"—she had not seen you go to the train, we kept her from doing so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The younger prisoner in his defence stated that when he was remanded on a charge of drunkenness Mrs. Colombo saw him get out of the train without a cap or a jacket, and therefore easily identified him, and said that he had a black moustache, which was not so, and that he knew nothing of the case, and wished to call his fellow-prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the elder.</hi> I have pleaded guilty to these two indict
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know 6, Joseph Street—I do not live there, or occupy the back-room ground-floor—I was alone when I committed this burglary—no one was with me when I jumped out of the window—I was drunk at the time, but not so drunk as not to know whether another person was there or not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>. I never lived at 6, Joseph Street, and never saw the other prisoner there—I am no relation of his—it is false that two men were concerned in the robbery—the constable knew this man, and he spoke to the man I was talking to.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JENKINS</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUN</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction in May</hi>, 1869,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Marsh.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-83" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Camming, hosier, 1; Blomfield Street, City—on 19th December, between 2 and 3 o'clock, Wood</p>
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<p>came to the shop for a sixpenny pockethandkerchief, and tendered in pay
<lb/>ment half-a-crown—I noticed it was a very bright one—I put it into a till in the desk—there were five or six other half-crowns there—quite old ones—a detective came in about a quarter of an hour afterwards—in consequence of what he said I took out the new half-crown, and discovered it was bad—I gave it to the detective.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-84" type="given" value="SYDNEY"/>SYDNEY HAWK</persName> </hi>. On 19th December I was manager of the Auxiliary Steam Company, New Broad Street—about 2.45 Marsh came for a Christmas card, price fourpence—he tendered in payment half-a-crown—I gave him the change—the policeman Smith afterwards came in—I looked at the half-crown—I had previously put it in the till—there was no other there—I gave it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see anybody else but Marsh.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-85" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE WATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Davis, pork butcher, 9, New Broad Street—on 9th December, about 3 o'clock, Marsh came for half a pound of butter—it came to tenpence—he tendered in payment half-a-crown—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the half-crown in the till—there was no other half-crown there—Mr. Sagar came in two or three minutes after, and in consequence of what he said I examined the half-crown, and found it to be a bad one—I gave it to the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 161). About 2.30 on the 9th December I was on Finsbury Pavement with Mr. Sagar—I saw the two prisoners with another man—I followed them through Finsbury Circus—they were suspiciously loitering about—I saw Wood go into No. 1, Bloom-field Street—he came out, and I followed him—he joined the other men in New Broad Street, 150 yards distant—I saw Marsh go into 36, New Broad Street—I went in and asked what he had purchased—Sagar remained out
<lb/>side—I continued following them—they were together, about 30 yards from the shop—they turned back before Palmerston Buildings, and had some conversation—I lost sight of the other man—the two prisoners did some writing together on the window-sill at Palmerston Buildings—I followed them into Bishopsgate Street—then they came back—Marsh left Wood standing in Palmerston Buildings—I then followed Marsh to Davis's pork-butcher's shop, No. 9—I got Sagar to go in and see what he was purchasing—I waited out
<lb/>side—Marsh went to Wood again—Sagar afterwards joined me—he took Wood into custody—they were together then—I took Marsh—I said "I have been watching you—you have been passing bad money"—he said "I know nothing about it"—I searched him at the station, and found 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver (three florins, one shilling, half-a-crown, and sixpence) and twopence in bronze, all good money—also one scarf pin in the coat pocket, a bunch of four keys, two old knives, a tobacco pouch, a pipe, and a pockethandkerchief—all on Marsh, in the pockets of his coat and waistcoat—I also found half a pound of butter—I found on Wood these seven counterfeit half-crowns (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), two scarf pins, a new pockethandkerchief, one pair of earrings, a pair of sleeve-links, three florins good money, and twopence in bronze—the seven half-crowns were wrapped up in three different papers, the outward piece brown, then tissue, and then newspaper—I received these three half-crowns (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from the witness Thompson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Marsh gave me a correct address—I saw nothing pass between the prisoners while following them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wood.</hi> I saw you first at Finsbury Pavement—the</p>
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<p>third man was with you—I did not see you cross to Moorgate Street station—I did not see anything pass between you—I saw you go into a public-house in Wormwood Street with him—I ascertained you went in to change 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. silver for half a sovereign—at Moor Lane station I believe you said the money was given by Marsh—you did not say the parcel of coins were handed to you by a strange man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-87" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SAGAR</persName> </hi>. I live at 47, Bartholomew Close—I was with the last witness on the afternoon of 9th December last, and have heard his evidence—I agree with it—I am not a member of the police force—I took Wood into custody—I went into the shop and Miss Watkins showed me a bad half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wood.</hi> I first saw you on Finsbury Pavement—I was with Smith the whole time from Finsbury Pavement to Broad Street—I saw a third man with you—I did not see anything pass between you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Here are three counterfeit half-crowns; one uttered by Wood, the other by Marsh—all from one mould—the seven half-crowns found on Wood are all bad—five from the same mould as those uttered; the other two different.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wood in his defence stated that a strange man whom he met at a public-house sent him with the half-crown to buy a pocket handkerchief, and handed him the paper parcel containing the bad coins, and that he had no idea of its contents.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Marsh received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790113-145-offence-1 t18790113-name-90"/>Peter Henry Rogers</persName>, and stealing 11 bottles of wine.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-145-18790113 t18790113-145-punishment-23"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790113-146-offence-1 t18790113-name-92"/>John Elliott Henley</persName>, his master, having been previously convicted of felony.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18790113-146-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN LEWIS</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18790113-147-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to a burglary at the dwelling-house of Rev.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790113-147-offence-1 t18790113-name-94"/>Reginald Gunnery</persName>, and stealing seven table knives and other goods, his property, and nine pairs of stockings, boots, and other goods, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the goods and moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790113-147-offence-1 t18790113-name-95"/>Mary Hawkins</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I placed "Nil "against the column "Earned or received," he having told me he had earned nothing—if I had known he had earned 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. that week I should not have paid him anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The society encourages the members to get work—there is no difference between night and day work, except that night work is paid 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. an hour more for—a man out of day work getting into night work would be disentitled to relief under the rules, with this qualification, that there are certain technicalities in our trade, and there are what are called grass hands and
<hi rend="italic">casual</hi> hands—a grass hand is a man who has work in an office week after week on weekly newspapers, and a casual hand is a man daily at work—the rules never contain resolutions—this is a book of rules only—I produce a book containing a resolution affecting night work of August 31, 1875: "Resolved, that such earnings be not considered as affecting provident claims n—that does not refer to casual hands—then there is a resolution of November, 1877—I copied them out as there was no occasion to bring the book here—each member has one of the books of rules given him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner told us he had not earned anything that week—the resolution relating to casual hands does not apply to him, as he was a grass hand—I never received notice to produce the book—there is no distinction between day and night work as regards the right of members to relief.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-107" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GILES</persName> </hi>. I am overseer to Messrs. Judd and Co., printers, of St. Andrew's Hill—it is my duty to see the workmen paid—I produce the book of payments made, and I saw the prisoner paid on 5th October 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he commenced work on Monday and worked up till Friday night, when our week ends—it was partly for day and partly for night work—they are paid for the number of lines they do.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can give a fair idea as to how much was for day and how much for night work—they commenced work on Monday after
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. day work—the paper he was on would be done, a great part, in the day—that week he must have had nearly full work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On the Thursday and Friday, perhaps, he would earn 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there would be on the sum he was paid a proportion of 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for night work and 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for day work.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The robbery was completed by the time Henley came up to me—he actually ran after the other man—I had given a description of Stuchfield to the police, and I picked him out of six or seven—I do not remember that they were much older than he is—there was no constable standing by him—I should think not more than a month or five weeks had elapsed since the robbery—I was not confused at the time of, the robbery, but shocked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). I took Henley on 21st December from a description given me—I placed the prisoners amongst six or eight strange persons brought in from the" street—the last witness picked out Stuchfield—she was previously in the witnesses' room while we put the men in order, and then she came out alone—she afterwards identified Henley in court—he was apprehended by another officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She did not identify Henley until she heard him speak—I was standing three or four yards from Stuchfield—I brought him out and said, "You can stand where you like"—the lady was not present then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had arrested Henley previous to the lady knowing any
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 123). In consequence of information and a description I received I apprehended Stuchfield on 21st December on another charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held that the case against him was not inconsistent with a previous arrangement between the prisoners.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Henley was further charged with being convicted of felony in March</hi>, 1873,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Davis</persName>, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 137). About 12 o'clock on Tuesday night, 3rd December, I was on duty in Oxford Square—in passing No. 29 I noticed some dirt on the area gate and footprints down the steps—I turned on my light, looked over the area railings, and saw the two prisoners on their hands and knees at the area door—I could see them both distinctly—I asked what they were doing there—one of them replied, "We were gaffing for some beer, and we dropped half-a-crown down the area, and we had gone down to look for it"—I said, "Shall I come down and help you look for it?"—one of them replied, "Oh no, not now, some other time will do"—they then ascended the area steps, and climbed over the gate into the square—I had my bull's-eye upon them all the time until they were ascending the area steps, then I turned it off; when they got over the railings I secured them both—we had a struggle; I found that the two of them were rather too much for me, I let Wyatt go, and secured Keefe, and took him to the station—I was struggling with them, I should think, about 5 minutes—Wyatt ran away—I searched Keefe at the station—I there saw six or eight persons, and out of them I identified Wyatt—I have not the least doubt of his being the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was rather a darkish night, not raining—I don't know whether it was frosty—there was no light burning in the house; it was thoroughly dark—the nearest street lamp might be a dozen yards off—the area was quite dark—I saw the two men by the light of my lamp—I thought something was wrong, and turned on my light, and then saw the two men in the area—I did not see their faces at once; I saw them well enough to recognise them—I had my light on for perhaps a minute—I attacked them as soon as they came over the area gate—the struggle was not very violent; they both tried to get away—when I went to the station on the 28th I was not told what I was wanted for; the sergeant on duty said, "You are wanted inside, see if there is anybody there you want," and I went in immediately and identified Wyatt as the person concerned with Keefe—I was perhaps half a minute before I identified him; I looked round seven or eight times; I wanted to be sure—I have no doubt in my own mind about him, and I have not now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-120" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MAGUIRE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 275). On the night of 3rd December, about 10.40, I was on duty in Cambridge Street, which is between 300 and</p>
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<p>400 yards from Oxford Square—I met the two prisoners there—Wyatt asked me for a light—I turned my lamp on, and he turned round and walked away sharply; he did not wait for the light—I saw the two prisoners again between 11.20 and 11.30 in Burwood Place, Edgware Road, near to Oxford Square and Cambridge Street—I have no doubt about their identity—in the morning I went with Thurston to examine the area door—I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> concealed among the flower-pots with one of the wedges.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not speak to the men; the second time I met them they passed me, and I turned round and looked after them; I did not follow them—there were not many men about at that time—I might have said at the police-court that Wyatt stood a second or two after I had turned on my light—I did not give a description of him at the station—I next saw him on the morning of the 29th December at the bar of the police-court, after he was charged—I then knew what he was charged with—I was warned to attend at the police-court—I knew that a burglary had been committed, and that one man had escaped.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi> 21). On the morning of 4th December I was at the station when Keefe was brought there—this jemmy and the wedge were handed to me, and I went and examined the house, No. 29, Oxford Square—I found the bottom part of the kitchen door broken away, as if some instrument had been used with considerable force, and had been put right through the inside of the door—the wedge had gone right through to the inside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There have been, several burglaries in that neighbour. hood recently, and on one or two occasions we have failed to discover the authors of them; we have not been blamed for it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). I received a description of Wyatt, and about half-past 5, on the 28th December, I was in the Lamb and Flag public-house, near Covent Garden Market—I saw Wyatt there—I told him I wanted him for being concerned with a man named Keefe now waiting his trial for committing a burglary at Oxford Square—he said he was not there, and knew nothing of Keefe—I told him he would have to go to the station, and I knew that he did know Keefe—he and his companions resisted very much.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I know the prisoners—they are daily associates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>). I was on these premises the night of the 3rd December—I have pleaded guilty to this charge—I was down in the area—Wyatt was not with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Wyatt eight or ten months—I do not know where he was before that—before the night of the robbery I was living at 11, Cross Street, Carnaby Street, Regent Street—I swear that—I was not living at 57, Castle Street, Leicester Square—I did lodge there about three months since—I and Wyatt were there together for about two months—we did not leave at the same time—I left first, and left him there—I was living in Cross Street with a stranger; I was not at Castle Street on the night of 3rd December or on the night of the 2nd—I was in Windmill Street on the night of the 3rd—not with Wyatt—I did not see Wyatt at all on that night—I did not see Detective Pickles on that night nor on the 2nd that I am aware of—he never spoke to me—it was a man named Whicher who</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was at a lodging-house that Wyatt and I were together about three months ago—he was in one room and I in another; we just met in a casual way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-125" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FELTHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter—I know Wyatt—he lodges in the same place—I remember the night of 3rd December, it wanted 10 minutes to 12 when I went in that night, and I saw Wyatt and Smiley together; they were in Castle Street, Leicester Square.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was at No. 37—we had a glass or two together that evening at the White Rose Tavern, just opposite—I am a carpenter and joiner—I was working in Southampton Street about a week ago—I had work to go to yesterday, but I had to be here—it was at 57, Castle Street, I was living—I only knew Keefe by sight—I do not know when he left—God knows what time he came home that night—I do not know whether he slept there on the night of the 2nd—I cannot say whether he slept there after the 2nd—I cannot tell who was living in the house besides myself—I know Wyatt was there at 10 minutes to 12, and that is all I know—I left him in the kitchen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I cannot tell what day in the week 3rd December was—I don't know what time Wyatt came home on the 1st or 2nd or 3rd December or the 30th November—I knew this was on the 3rd because I was at work at that time, and I booked it down—I was summoned to come here as a witness—I did not hear of his being custody till I had the summons—I do not know what day I got that; it was one day this week. William Smiley. I am of no profession—I act as deputy lodging-house keeper, at 57, Castle Street, Leicester Square—I let the rooms and take the money—I cannot tell when Wyatt came there—he did not lodge there on the night of 3rd December—he was in the house a good part of the evening—I was in the public-house with him just opposite about 11.15—I should say it was about 12 when he left me, and he came down to the house after he left the White Rose—Feltham was in the public-house with us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see Keefe there that evening; he was lodging there some considerable time before that—if Feltham says he was lodging there at the same time it is not true; Wyatt did not sleep there on the night of the 3rd—I would not be positive whether he slept there on the 2nd—I cannot tell who sleeps there, there are so many—I remember the 3rd December on account of the locking-up affair—I heard of that next morning—I heard that Dick, as we called him, was locked up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> One of my lodgers told me about his being locked up—I saw an account of it in the papers some days afterwards.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-155-18790113 t18790113-155-punishment-31"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 15
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and a bunch of keys—this is my watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Quintan helped me up and gave me into the hands of a police
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went into the public-house about 10 o'clock, and stood at the bar half an hour—I had been at one public-house before that—Gould I believe bears an excellent character; he has been a customer of mine, and has been in the employ of Mr. Shaw, a builder—I was as near sober as possible—there were eight or ten people in the bar—my watch could not possibly fall out of my pocket, nor did I take it off the chain and ask Gould to take care of it for me, and give it to Mr. Wiltshire, the proprietor of the Woodman, next day, because I was not in a safe state—I did not ask him to mind it for me—I had to walk along the line—I did not fall,' I was knocked down; it was very slippery, and I was obliged to walk carefully—I never saw the prisoners after I left the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was not drunk—neither of the prisoners asked me anything at the police-court about my giving Gould my watch to take care of—I had a stick which was found lying on the grass broken in three places. Edward Quintan. I am a bricklayer, of Station Road, near Southgate—on 11th January, about 11.20 p.m., I was on my way home by the path leading to Colney Hatch station, and found Purkis lying on the path about half way between the railway bridges half insensible—his head was bleed
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<lb/>man, and handed him over to him—I know both the prisoners well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He would not stand without support—he appeared the worse for liquor—I did not see the prisoner that night—I know where they Five—I had not been-to the Woodman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 207). On the night of 11th January, about 11.50, I was on duty, and met Quintan with Purkis in Betstyle Road, Southgate—Purkis was bleeding from more than one wound on his head—he was wearing this hat, which has blood inside it, and the remains of this waistcoat—he was partly insensible—I took him to Southgate Police-station, which is about two miles—I had almost to carry him on my arm—I sent for a doctor, and his wounds were dressed—next night I went with detective Skeates to Stratton's house, 20, Ely Place, Southgate—he is apprenticed to a carpenter—Skeates knocked at the door and said, "Is Frederick in?" to the younger brother who came to the door—Stratton then came to the door, and Skeates said that he was a detective officer, and should take him in custody for highway robbery on Mr. Purkis—he deliberately struck Skeates on the mouth, saying, "Will you, you b——?" and ran through the house—Skeates followed him—I ran to the back-door to prevent him going out, and then went inside and found Skeates and Stratton struggling together—Stratton had got hold of Skeates by a dangerous part of his body—I told Stratton what he was charged with—he said, "I don't care for that, I thought it was something else you wanted me for; I am innocent of this charge"—I assisted Skeates to take him to the station—he was not violent after that—he was searched there, and this silver watch, which Purkis identifies, was found in the watch-pocket of his trousers—I asked him how he became possessed of it—he said that a gentleman gave it to him—I asked who the gentleman was—he said, "I do not know"—I went with Skeates to the Railway Hotel, New Southgate, saw Gould there, and told him he would be charged with highway robbery on Mr. Purkis—he said, "I am innocent of the charge, I know nothing about it"—I took him in custody—I have been in the neighbourhood 10 years, and have known both the prisoners during that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Purkis had been drinking, but he was not drunk—his hat was on, and blood was pouring from under it—I searched for the stick afterwards, but could not find any part of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I believe there was blood on the stick—I picked it up and found blood on my hands, and left the pieces there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. It was wet, and I found blood on my hands after
<lb/>wards, but that was after I had picked up the prosecutor—it was a small walkiag-stick.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-137" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PURKIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It was rather a formidable weapon, it was a knotted stick.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi>). On 12th January, about 6.30 p.m., I went with Burr to Stratton's house—I knocked at the door, and his brother came—I asked him for his brother, and Stratton came to the door—I said, "I am a constable, and must take you in custody for a highway robbery with violence on an old gentleman named Purkis—he said, "Will you, you b——?" and struck me on the mouth with his fist and rushed to the back door—I went after him—he tried to escape at the back—we had a struggle in the wash-house, and Burr came in at the back door—he caught hold of me between my legs, got his hand through my trousers and drawers, and said he would tear my * * out—I told him the charge—he said, "I don't care about that, I am innocent of that; I thought it was something else you wanted me for"—I took him to Southgate station, searched him, and found on him a knife, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and this watch and a key—I asked him how he</p>
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<p>got the watch—he said, "I met an old gentleman last night, and he gave it to me"—I asked him if he knew who it was—he said, "No, Gould was along with me"—I asked him if he got a chain—he said, "No, Gould has got it '—I went with Burr to the Railway Tavern, and saw Gould there—I touched him on the arm, and said, "I want to speak to you"—he came out, and I told him he would be charged with assaulting Mr. Purkis, and with highway robbery last night—he said, "I am innocent of that, I know nothing of that"—on the road I said, "Mr. Purkis is very ill, I don't know whether he will die or not"—he said, "Well, I shall make a clean breast of it: Mr. Purkis treated us to twopennyworth of whisky each at Mr. Willshire's, and left about a minute before we did, and soon after the old gentleman came out I saw Stratton knock him down and rob him. I stood on. I did not interfere myself, and said nothing to no one. I afterwards went with Stratton as far as his gate and left him"—I received this hat and waistcoat from Purkis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think Burr would hear the conversation about Purkis being likely to die—he was only a couple of yards behind—I did not tell him it would be better for him to make a clean breast of it—he said that Mr. Purkis had made a coat for him—he is a tailor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Gould did not say that Stratton knocked him down with a stick—a stick was not mentioned—the doctor is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statements before the Magistrate.</hi> Stratton says: "Satur
<lb/>day night I tried to pick up Purkis, Gould helped. Purkis had his stick; he was drunk, and did not know what he was doing; he fell down again, we picked him up; he pulled out his watch, gave it to me, and said he was in the Bankruptcy Court. He said 'You keep this watch, and I will see you at Mr. Willshire's on Monday night'. I said, 'No', when he dropped it on the grass I picked it up, and put it in my pocket He said, 'That's right' We helped take him down till we got to the railway path, when he fell down again; we took him as far as the first railway signal, when he said, 'I can go now,' and we let him go. He asked me to get his hand-kerchief out of his pocket, and I gave it to him."
<hi rend="italic">Gould says:</hi> "I went into Mr. Willshire's on Saturday night, and saw Mr. Purkis there. He gave us each some whisky; we drank it and left We had not gone far down the road when he came rolling behind us. He got through the gate, and fell down; we picked him up and took him as far as the first signal; he took his watch out of his pocket, and started off to go along the line when he fell down again; he was pouring with blood; we picked him up again, when he asked Stratton to pull his handkerchief out of his pocket, which he did. He stumbled about again, and I left Stratton with him. I had not got far when Stratton called me up, and told me he had got the watch. I told him to keep it, and then went home,"
<hi rend="italic">Stratton in his defence re
<lb/>peated the same statement.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and Twenty Strokes with the cat.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<p>Hill—on 26th November, shortly after midnight, I was at the corner of York Road, City Road, and received a tremendous blow on the right side of my head—I had bought a flask of whisky in a public-house, and when I came out I saw two men who noticed me—one crossed over to the right side of the City Road, and the other kept on the York Road side—I did not notice their faces then, but I felt that I was watched, and crossed the road twice—the blow partially stunned me, and knocked me down—I attempted to get up, but found I was attacked by two men—there was a severe battle for a moment, and I was down in the mud—I noticed the prisoner's face—he kicked me, and mauled me about, and cut the whole of my trousers and waistcoat out—he took the whole front of my trousers away containing my pocket, and my money disappeared, and my watch and chain, but my im
<lb/>pression is that the other man took them—they ran away, and on the next day I described them at the station—I went to Worship Street station on 6th December, and picked the prisoner out from six or seven others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This took place as near as possible at 12.30 on the morning of the 27th—I only saw two men—it was just after the public-houses closed—on 6th December I went to Worship Street, and I pointed the prisoner out from six or seven others—there were two lads about 20, and the others were about 27 or 28—my property has not been recovered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-143" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK STOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of Lewis Place, St. Luke's—on 27th November, between 12 and 1 a.m., I was in the City Road and heard cries of "Murder!"—I ran to the corner of York Road, and saw Webb lying on his back and two men close to him—I saw the prisoner tear his pocket out and part of his trousers from the knees right up, and the other man was tugging away at the waistcoat pocket—they both ran away, and Webb got up and made a com
<lb/>plaint to me—I noticed that his trousers were torn; I could see his flesh—he seemed hurt in his left leg; he was limping—I gave information to the police next morning, and on 14th December I picked the prisoner out in the yard at Worship Street from eight or nine others—I had known him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a brassfounder; I do not do odd jobs for the police—I have never been a witness before—there is not a policeman lodging where I lodge—I first gave evidence on the remand—I made no effort to stop the man—the other man was shorter—I did not go to the station that night, as I had to be up next morning at 6.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-144" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TADD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">G R.</hi> 7). I was on duty at 12.25 in the City Road, and saw Webb come out of the Fountain—the prisoner and three others came out just before him—I saw the prisoner's face; he went down the City Road and Webb after him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is the first time I have given evidence—I had charge of the prisoner at the station, and said, "Halloa, Joe, what is the matter now?"—he said, "I am in for a job in the City Road"—I then informed Maroney that I had seen him on the 27th—I did not know that there was an alibi.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-145" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN MARONEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G</hi>). On 6th December, about 8.30 p.m., I took the prisoner in custody in consequence of a description, and told him he would be charged with assaulting and robbing a man in the City Road between 12 and 1 on the morning of 27th of last month—he said, "Are you getting it up for me?"—I said "No"—he said "All right"—I took him to Old Street station—when I took him he was carrying a bundle—he dropped it, and the contents were carried away by the crowd, except a table-cover,</p>
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<p>which we have at the station now—he said nothing then about being at the Criterion or the Vaudeville Theatre on the night in question—I was not aware that he was going to call witnesses till the day he was committed for trial, and then I got Tadd—I found on the prisoner this skeleton latch-key (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which will open half the street-doors in London—it opens my door—after he was committed for trial he asked to see the police—I went to his cell, and said, "Do you want to see me?"—he said, "Yes, I did not do this job at all; I will tell you who done it; it was Dicky Dowdell and a chap that got four months at Worship Street Police-court last week for stealing wine"—I said, "What kind of
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> was that who got four months?"—he described him, and I said, "Do you mean
<hi rend="italic">Dicky</hi> Dowdell who is on ticket-of-leave now?—he said, "Yes, I do"—he had seven years; he is not the man who got four months—I said, "Neither of the men you mention answers the description of the persons who are wanted for this robbery."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was on the 7th that the prosecutor saw him; there were not a couple of boys with him—I never saw a better lot—I have known Stock some time—he has never assisted me by giving evidence—he lives about two or three hundred yards from the police-station—he did not come to see the prisoner till the 14th—there had then been one hearing—I heard the prisoner make his statement, and mention the Vaudeville and Criterion Theatres; he then called his witnesses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I wish to be remanded again, as I wish to have an interview with the police. Since I have been remanded I have learnt who did this, and I do not see why I should suffer innocently. There was a man remanded, I believe, on the 28th of last month, named Thorpe, for stealing wine, at this Court He was one of the men, and the other is at large, and can describe him. At 12.30 that night I was at the Criterion Theatre, and I can prove it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-146" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MANN</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Edward Street, Shepherdess Walk, and am married—I have known the prisoner three years—my birthday is on 28th November—on 26th November I met the prisoner at the corner of Edward Street and Shepherdess Walk—he took me to the Vaudeville Theatre, in the Strand—we came out before it was over at a little after 11—we then went and had something to drink at a public-house in the Strand close to the Vaudeville on the same side of the way—we then walked home to Shepherdess Walk, which is just by the Eagle in the City Road, and when we passed the Eagle they were just closing the bar—that would be about 12.30—my house is about two minutes' walk from the Eagle—I stopped talking to the prisoner at the corner of the street, and he never left me till 1 or quarter past—I saw him again the next night, the 27th, and he took me to the Criterion; I asked him to take me on the 28th, but he had business, and took me out on the 27th instead to celebrate my birthday the day after.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am no relation of his; I am his sweetheart—I am married, but I have parted with my husband through faults on his side, and I thought I had a right to have a gentleman as he had a woman—I meet the prisoner one or two nights a week—I did not meet Kate Turner on the night of the 26th, or see her at all—we walked the whole way from the Vaudeville, across the Meat Market and Bunhill Row to Shepherdess Walk—I mean to say that the prisoner was not out of my company till about 1.15—there is no on ehere who I know of who saw me in his company—I heard that he</p>
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<p>was taken on the Saturday on which he was taken—I did not go to Worship Street till the 14th—I do not know Dicky Dowdell or Thorpe, and did not tell him anything about them—at the time I went to the police-court I was under the impression that he was charged with this offence on the night we went to the Criterion Theatre, the 27th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Kate Turner met us at the Criterion on the 27th, but not till after 11 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-147" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE TURNER</persName> </hi>. I live at 64, Crossley Street—I never saw the prisoner before 27th November, when I saw him outside the Criterion Theatre with Ellen Mann.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I took the prisoner on the 6th; I saw him once between the 28th and the 6th—I did not go to him and talk to him about his sister being dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-149" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BOULTBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I am a comrade of Maroney's; I saw the prisoner on two occasions between 28th November and 6th December.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him 14 or 15 years.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Clerkenwell in March</hi>, 1876,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servi
<lb/>tude</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and Twenty Strokes with the cat.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790113-160-offence-1 t18790113-name-152"/>Harburg and Vienna India-rubber Company</persName>, the masters of Binstead.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Binstead, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Tyler.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM CAMPBELL"/>WILLIAM CAMPBELL LEACH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant manager to the Harburg and Vienna India-rubber Company—Binstead has been in their employ nine or ten years as messenger—he had no authority to sell goods, only to do whatever he was told—I never saw Tyler till he was at the police-court—these two dozen goloshes are our make and are worth 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I identify them by this eagle stamp—Binstead had no right to take them without my permission, and I did not give him permission.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I have been assistant manager a year and nine months—Binstead was there when I went—Mr. Hodges is the manager—Binstead was sometimes sent to collect money, and large amounts passed through his hands—only he and I were in the office on this Friday evening, and I left him to lock up at 5 o'clock—Mr. Hodges was away from home; he paid Binstead's wages if he was at home, if not I did—the first I heard was that Binstead was in custody on Saturday, the 7th—that was before he had an opportunity of speaking to me or to Mr. Hodges.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Hodges had been away nearly a week travelling, and I occupied his place—if any customer wanted goods it would come to my knowledge; no goods would be supplied without my knowledge—Binstead ought to have left the office on 6th December as soon as he could get the postage stamps on the letters and get them ready for the post; he ought to have left five minutes after me—he had made no communication to me about goloshes when I left at 5 o'clock—I heard nothing about it till I saw the police next morning—Binstead has not bought any over-shoes of the firm during my time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-154" type="given" value="BENJAMIN DAVIS"/>BENJAMIN DAVIS HODGES</persName> </hi>. I have been manager of this Company two years, and assistant manager since 1871—I was also the traveller, and have</p>
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<p>been in the concern 15 years—I never knew Binstead to bay any goloshes of the firm, unless it was for his own private use—I do not know Tyler—I did not see him till I was at the police-court—Binstead had no authority to take goloshes without my authority or Leach's—when we supply goods to customers we always send an invoice by post or deliver it to the carman—goods are always entered in the sale book before an invoice is made out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. Binstead has been over nine years in the employ—he has had large sums passing through his hands, and we had unlimited confidence in him—his salary was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week, and it would have been due the next morning and paid by Mr. Leach in my absence—the first I heard of this was that he was in custody—I did not wish to press the charge at the police-court—he may have intended to pay the money; I should give him the benefit of the doubt, considering the time he has been in our service.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I said, "It is possible he may have had the intention of paying the money, but I do not think that was his intention."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-155" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer M</hi>). On the night of 6th December at 7 p.m. I was in Park Street, Southwark, which is nearly half a mile from Gracechurch Street, and saw Tyler with a brown-paper parcel—I said, "Halloa! what have you got there?"—I did not know him—he said, "I have some slippers"—I said, "What kind of slippers ore they?"—he said, "Goloshes"—I said, "What are you going to do with them?"—he said, "I am going to take them to the shop"—I said, "What shop?"—he said, "To a shop in Union Street"—I said, "Have you an invoice with them?"—he said, "I have"—I asked him to produce it, which he failed to do, and said he had not got one—I said, "I shall have to take you in custody for the unlawful possession of them"—I asked him where he got them—he said from a man he knew as "
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi>" who resided in the neighbour
<lb/>hood of Rockingham Street, and he did not know him by any other name, and did not know his address; but was going to pay him 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. down fox them, and was going to receive 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I took him in charge, and from the in
<lb/>formation he gave us at the station I went with Wright to the William the Fourth in Rockingham Street, and saw Binstead there, but did not hear the conversation—I then went to his lodging, and his wife handed me this pair of goloshes from a chest of drawers—they are of the same kind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I went to the station with Binstead—I communicated with Mr. Leach next morning, when they were both in custody—Wright and I both signed the charge-sheet—I told Tyler I was a detective—I have made inquiries about him, and find he is a clerk at Gray and Martin's, lead merchants.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-156" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective M</hi>). I was with Cox at the William the Fourth on December 6th at 9.30 p.m.—we saw Binstead there, and I said to him, "We are policeman; I want to see you respecting the goloshes that you let Tyler have"—he said, "I know nothing about Tyler or goloshes"—I said, "Tyler says you do"—he said, "I sent two dozen round to a man named "
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi>," or "William," in Park Street—I said, "What are you going to charge him for them?"—he said, "1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per pair"—I said, "Tyler says he is going to sell them for 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen, and get 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. profit; have you any authority to take these things?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Have you paid for them?"—he said, "No, but I shall pay for them to-morrow"—Tyler handed me this bill at the station, and said that he took the goloshes</p>
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<p>from 53, Graacechurch Street. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "December 6th. Mr. S. McCarthy Dr. to W. Tyler, 2 dozen pair of over-shoes at 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Paid, W. Tyler, 6.12.78.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. What Binstead said was that he had sent two dozen to Park Street to a man he knew as
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi>, or William-Tyler's name is William—the charge was unlawful possession—no document from Tyler was found on Benstead.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790113-160-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; she tore the pocket out and took two out of four onions which I had in my right trousers pocket, while the other men held my hands behind me—when the prisoner had got the money, the first man let go of my throat and struck me two severe blows on my eye and head, which stunned me—the other man did not strike me—one of the blows knocked me down—the three men ran away, and the prisoner ran a little way; I got up and overtook her, caught hold of her round her shoulders, and she forced her hand in here and caught me by my private parts; the pain quite overpowered me and I was obliged to let her go—she afterwards came back and held me by that part again for some time—a young man came up and tried to get her away from me, but could not; he then gave her a blow and threw her, and I fell with her—he separated her from me and accompanied me to my house—I could only walk with assistance—I saw the prisoner at the Dalston Police-station in custody about two hours afterwards—she was not with other persons, but I could have identified her from 1,000—I had never seen her before—I have no recollection that she demanded any money, I was in such pain.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. she would choke him—she could not strike him because she had him with both hands—I tried to pull her away and could not, and caught hold of her and threw them both in the road, and pulled the man up and assisted him home—he seemed very weak indeed, I had to give him an arm—a crowd stood looking on all the while—' he appeared in pain—I went to the station and described the prisoner—I am sure she is the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-161" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MIDDLETON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 157). On the evening of 26th</p>
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<p>December Bletchley came to the Dalston station with Mr. Sims's wife, and described a woman, in consequence of which I arrested the prisoner in Dalston Lane, three quarters of an hour afterwards—that is about ten minutes' walk from Mildmay Road—both places are in my province—I had seen the prisoner about 6.45 that evening with two young fellows near Peacock's, the tobacconist's, and noticed that she had mud on her back, as if she had been down—the roads were very muddy—the two men near her, and another who was near at hand, belong to a gang which she frequents, but I have not seen them with the two men who were with her when I saw her before to my knowledge—I was in plain clothes—I charged her with robbing a man, she said "I have not robbed you, have I?"—nothing was found on her but a small militia purse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I never touched his pocket, and never demanded 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from him."</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-161-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi> (†)—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18790113-name-164" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-164" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS HOLLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">a blind man</hi>). I live at North East Passage, Cable Street, Wellclose Square, and have a number of night lodging-houses in different parts of London, which are managed by persons appointed by me, and I go every morning and collect the money from them, but the money I had on this day had nothing to do with that—I had 160
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold in a cat-skin bag in a hip pocket of my trousers on the right-hand side, and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver in a canvas bag in my right trousers pocket—I had not collected above 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of it that morning—I put that with the rest—the prisoner is my nephew; my sister's son—he lived in the house, 48, Golden Lane, St. Luke's, where this was done, and knew my habits—that is a mile and a half from Wellclose Square—I met him on 13th August, about 9 am., at the Golden Lane lodging-house—one of his brothers was with him, and his other brother came in afterwards—he spoke to me, and we all four went to the William the Fourth next door and had a few pots of ale, I will say a couple, and some spirits as well—they all left with me, and continued in my com
<lb/>pany the rest of the day—I told them the amount of money I had got on my person—we were backwards and forwards, and we finally left the William IV. when it was getting dark, about 8.30 p.m.—I felt stupefied, and made my way to go home in a cab, and my nephews followed me and fetched me back—when I got to 42, Golden Lane, the three brothers took. me through the kitchen into the back yard—they then took me upstairs, and told me to have a sleep, and they set me on the side of the bedstead, and gave me some bread and cheese and some beer—while I was eating it I found a very heavy blow come on the. front of my head—I did not hear any one else but those three persons—I am familiar with their voices—I made to get up, but the blows came on my head so heavily and so often that I could not stand straight—the prisoner said "If you are my uncle I will knock your brains out or else I will have your money"—I called out "Don't murder me, you can take the money," because they were beating me so—I felt them putting their hands in my pockets and taking the gold from my hip pocket, and they tore out the pocket where the silver was—one of them</p>
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<p>(not the prisoner) has lost two or three fingers, and I felt the stumps—the prisoner was beating me with a stick—I bled, and the room was like a slaughter-house—here are the scars, and my forehead was split across—I was taken to the hospital, and was there three weeks and four days—I lost my senses getting into the cab, and did not recover them till they were stitching my wounds up in the hospital—the blood was pouring out of nine wounds for half an hour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-165" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of 2, Holborn Buildings, Gray's Inn Road—on 13th August I lodged at 48, Golden Lane, St. Luke's, and saw the prisoner come in by himself about 3.30 p.m.—the other two brothers and the prosecutor came in about 8 o'clock—they took their uncle upstairs, and two or three minutes afterwards I went up to my bedroom, and as I came down again I heard a little bit of a noise, and looked in at the door and saw one of them strike the blind man on the head—I did not see who struck the low.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Be careful, here is your deposition, in which you say "I saw the prisoner strike the prosecutor on the head with a broom.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw one of them strike him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You said before the Magistrate "I saw the prisoner strike the old man?"—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw them take the broom up out of the yard—I rushed down into a closet, and saw the youngest brother come down with no boots on—the prisoner is the youngest—I saw him come down without boots—I went into the kitchen, and he asked me to go upstairs and get his boots, and I would not go—he said if I would not go he would have my life—the old man was upstairs at that time—I did not go up—the eldest one said "My uncle is murdered, fetch a cab"—I did not fetch a cab. Lydia Grace Flanders. I live at 7, Glass Lane, Aldersgate Street—in August last I was living with the prisoner—on the evening of 13th August, about 7.30, I saw him in the lodging-house 48, Golden Lane, St. Luke's—I had a bedroom there, and he sent me up the City Road to a doctor—I think I was gone about an hour—I did not see the prosecutor there when I left at 7.30, but when I returned I saw the prisoner's brother Jerry running through Play House Yard with no boots on—that adjoins the lodging-house—I went to No. 48, and heard the prosecutor halloaing out "Murder"—I ran upstairs, and he was holding the window-ledge, and was pouring with blood—I took something which was hanging on the clothes-line, and wrapped it round his head—nobody else was in the room, but the prisoner was on the stairs—I saw Holland put into a cab and conveyed away—I saw a man named Mike the same night in Play House Yard, about 9.30 or 10 o'clock—I saw a canvas bag, and they divided the money, and threw the bag over the hoarding—that was the silver—the prisoner said that he pulled his uncle's pocket out when he pulled the bag out—the next day I remained with the prisoner till 3 a. m., when the prosecutor's wife came and turned him out—I left London soon afterwards with the prisoner, and we went to Holyhead and Dublin with his two brothers, and the wife of one of them—we remained in Dublin three weeks, and when the two brothers left us we went to Cardiff, then to Newport, and then to Birmingham, where I left the prisoner—on the night this happened the prisoner burnt a birch broom, about 2 o'clock in the night—it had a stick to it thicker than this iron bar, but not so thick as that lamp—at the time he burnt it he said "Oh, Christ gracious, if I don't burn that it will get me lagged"—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the kind of</p>
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<p>stick—he did not burn the handle—he burnt the bottom of the broom—the stick had been broken off—what he burnt was the broom itself—it was a broom you sweep the streets with.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790113-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). I took the prisoner en 7th December in bed at 48, Golden Lane—I said "How long have you been stopping here 1"—he said "Two nights"—I said "You will have to get up and dress yourself"—I was in plain clothes—he said "You don't know me"—I said "Don't I, you will be charged with being concerned with your brothers in an assault and robbery on your uncle"—he said "All right, I knew nothing about the poge being got until two or three days afterwards Jerry told me—I understand that poge means "purse"—he said "All right, I will go with you, I suppose I shall get put away for it"—I took him to the station—I hold a warrant against the two brothers, but hare not been able to find them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I don't want to say anything."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The same night as the robbery was done I was upstairs in bed lying down, and heard a noise; I ran downstairs, and saw my uncle inside the room bleeding. I ran downstairs, and went into the kitchen, and said, "My uncle is murdered, go upstairs and get my boots, and I will go for a cab." He said, "No!" I went up and got my boots, and saw my brother outside. My uncle was taken to the hospital At 3 o'clock in the morning the prosecutor's wife came up with two policemen, and turned me out of bed, and said, "You are as bad as your brother; you shan't stop in my house any longer," and I went out to Gardner's lodging-house. I had got no money. My brother said, "Cheer up, Conny, I have got a couple of pounds, you can come with us," and we went to Dublin. I did not get employment, and then went to Cardiff, and he gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; we then went to Birmingham, and could not get work, and stopped there three days, and I came up to London, and went to my uncle's house to lodge, as I had no money to pay my lodging, and was there two nights, and the third morning the detective took me in custody. I knew nothing about the robbery till two or three days afterwards, and I am innocent of the knocking about He could not find my brothers, and he is trying to get it up for me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD DANIEL GREATBACH</hi> (42)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEESE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence, an ample apology having been given.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Burke, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Donovan.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector D</hi>). On 30th November, about 4.40 a.m., Burke passed me in the Marylebone Road, near Quebec Street, going east, and carrying this rush basket (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—three men had passed me two or three minutes before going in the same direction, about 80 yards in front of Burke—I have no doubt that Donovan was one of the three—I 'stopped Burke—the basket was rather heavy, and I said "What have you got in the basket?"—he said "My tools, with which I am going to set a stove at Battle</p>
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