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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>VOL. XC.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 28th, 1879, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Right Hon. Lord
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas Division of the High Court of Justice; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-4" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES POLLOCK</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-5" type="given" value="BENJAMIN SAMUEL"/>BENJAMIN SAMUEL PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Knt., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-8" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., D.C.L., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-11" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHETHAM, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-29" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS WORMIAN</persName> </hi>. I keep the One Tun public-house, Arundel Place, Coventry Street—Clissold and another man, not Robinson, came to my shop on the 13th March, and called for a bottle of four ale—it would come to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered in payment a bad shilling—I told him it was bad, and asked him if he had any more—he said "No," and then tendered a good shilling, and I called a constable, and gave him in charge, and gave the money to the constable—the other man was taken into custody, and charged at the same time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-30" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LEWIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 138). I was called to Mr. Woman's house on the 13th March, and apprehended Clissold and another man—I received this counterfeit shilling from Mr. Worman—I told the prisoners the charge</p>
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<p>—Clissold said "I do not know how I came by it"—the other man said he he was in company with Clissold, who called him to have a drink, and he knew nothing about it—they were both taken to the station—I searched Clissold in the house at the time, and found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. silver and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze good money—they were taken before the Magistrates on the 14th, and remanded to the 20th, and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-31" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE BARBER</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, John Barber, baker, of 285, Essex Road, Islington—I am 12 years of age—I help in the shop, and serve customers—on the 26th March Robinson came in alone, between 6 and 7 p.m.—I served him with two penny buns—he put down a two-shilling piece, which I tried with my teeth—thinking it was bad I took it to my mother—I gave the prisoner the change from a shelf, and he went away—I put the florin aside on the shelf—a boy named Farrer afterwards came into the shop and spoke to my mother, who then examined the coin—my father then came in, and went out after the prisoner—that is the florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-32" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED FARRER</persName> </hi>. I live at 189, Church Road, Islington—I was near Mr. Barber's shop on the evening of 26th March—I saw the prisoners and another man standing together opposite the shop—Robinson went over to Mr. Barber's shop, leaving the other two standing on the other side of the road—on coming out again he went on the same side a little way, and then crossed over behind the two other men—I then went into the shop and spoke to Mrs. Barber—when I came out again the three men were still together—they then went to Mills's shop, about a quarter of a mile off—I did not see who went in—I saw Robinson and the other man on the opposite aide of the road—I went to fetch Mr. Barber, and when we got back they were farther on near Islington Green—I pointed them out to him, and he got a policeman, and gave the two prisoners in charge—the other man ran away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARBER</persName> </hi>. I keep a baker's shop in the Essex Road, Islington—the last witness came for me on the 26th March, and we overtook the two prisoners near Islington Green, about 10 minutes' walk from my shop—the witness pointed the men out to me, there were three together—I followed them, and found a constable, and gave the prisoners in charge—the third man ran away—I received this counterfeit florin from my wife, and handed it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-34" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN BARBER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on the 26th March my daughter brought me the florin—I told her to get the change and give it—I examined it a few minutes afterwards—it was on a shelf by itself—a Mr. Stewart was in the shop, and I gave him this florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he went out with it, and returned with it in a moment, and I afterwards gave it to my husband.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM WRIGHT"/>WILLIAM WRIGHT STEWART</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller at 129, Church Road, Islington—on the 26th March, about 6.30 to 7 p.m., I was at Mr. Barber's shop—Mrs. Barber showed me a florin in the presence of her daughter, and Mrs. Barber was scolding her—I took the florin to the chemist's next door, and saw it tested—he returned it saying "It is a rank bad one," and I returned it to her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-36" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA MILLS</persName> </hi>. My father, Charles Mills, keeps a sweet shop in Essex Road, about five minutes' walk from Mr. Barber's—I serve in the shop, and am 13 years of age—on the 26th March Clissold came in between 7 and 8 p.m. for two ounces of almonds, and handed me a florin—I put it in the till, and gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I did not notice anything particular about it</p>
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<p>—there was another florin in the till which I had taken just before from another man who came for some enough drops and red almonds, and to whom I gave 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I then left in charge of my sister Eleanor—these sweets (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are like those I gave to Clissold, and this is like one of our bags.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Clissold.</hi> I said at the police-court I thought you were the man—I believe, but cannot swear, that you are the same man—this bag is like the one I put the other man's cough drops in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-37" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am the sister of the last witness, and am 14 years old—between 7 and 8 p.m. I took charge of the shop; I looked at the till after my sister left, and found two florins and other silver—I had not received another florin when the constable came—he examined the till after my father came down—the policeman took the florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-38" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY MILLS</persName> </hi>. I keep this sweetstuff shop at Essex Road, and am the father of the last two witnesses—I came in about 9.30 on the 26th March, having been sent for—my daughter Eleanor was in charge of the shop, and the constable was there—in consequence of what he said I looked in the bowl containing two florins and other silver—I took the two florins, and thinking one was bad I passed it to the constable, who bent it between the flap of the counter and the counter—the constable took it away—that (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the coin, the constable marked it in my presence—I put the other coin back in the bowl, and on returning home the same night I put it in a small box with other silver—there was no other florin there after I closed the shop—I went to the police-court the next day—on examining the other florin which I had put in the box, I found it was bad—this is the coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-39" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BLENKINSOP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 230). I was on duty on the 26th March at Islington, and met the witness Farrer and Mr. Barber, about 7.20 p.m, opposite the end of Packington Street—they pointed out three men Who were walking together—I followed them about four or five hundred yards—when I got near to them they were looking at some birds in a shop window; I had no other constable with me, and had to run to get near them—when about three or four yards from them they observed me—I caught the two prisoners, and the third man decamped—the boy Farrer identified Robinson as the man who went into Mr. Barber's—I told him I should take him for passing a bad florin, and the other man for being in his company—he said "There is some mistake"—I searched them at the station, and found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver upon Robinson, and on Clissold a sixpence, 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze, and this bag of Sweets—from what the boy told me I went to Mr. Mills's with the sweets, and Eleanor Mills was in the shop—I saw two florins, Mr. Mills handed me one then, and the other the next day after going to the police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three florins and this shilling are all counter
<lb/>feits—two of the florins are 1873; one uttered by Clissold and one by the man who ran away, and are from the same mould—that Uttered by Robin
<lb/>son is the same date, but not the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Robinson in defence stated that he was walking along directing the prisoner Clissold the way to the Angel, Islington, when a young man asked him to go into a shop to fetch him two penny buns, and that he did so and gave the man the buns and</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change out of a 2
<hi rend="italic">s. piece, and that when passing Mills's shop he asked him if he would go there for sweets, but he declined, as he was selling "Echos" and was in a hurry, and that the other man went</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">himself: he came to them again, and while they were looking in a shop window the constable apprehended them, and the other man ran away.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Clissold in a long defence confirmed Robinson's statement.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-46" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SHORT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Three Doves, Berwick Street, Oxford Street—on 29th March, about 9.30 p.m., the prisoner came in and asked for something, I do not remember what—he tendered a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which I put in the till and gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—there was 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of sixpences and shill
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner came in again almost immediately after
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the till where there was then no coin at all—Mrs. Courtnay then went to the till with me and took the 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out, found it was bad, and she broke it—the prisoner had gone—I saw him again on 5th April; when Mrs. Courtnay served him I saw him give her a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I did not examine it—she said, "You were here last Saturday"—he said, "I was not," and ran out—a woman who was with him went out first—he did not drink all his liquor—Mrs. Courtnay broke the 6
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were in the middle bar—I have been two years a barmaid, before that I lived at home with my mother, but she has been dead 5 years—I don't know whether she kept a brothel, I don't understand you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My age is 17, I was never at home—I always lived with my aunt, but I lived with my father after my mother died.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and two threepenny pieces—I broke the 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. into three pieces and afterwards gave them to Skill—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—on 5th April, about 10 p.m., the prisoner came again, the bar
<lb/>maid spoke to me, and I served him with threepennyworth of port wine—a woman came with him each time—he gave me a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I broke it in two and said, "This is a bad 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—he said, "I am very sorry"—I said, "It is too late for sorrow, you were here yesterday?" and called my husband—the</p>
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<p>prisoner said, "I have not been in this house before" and walked out with the woman—Bishop went out after him and brought him back, and he was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Latterly I have opened the till every few minutes, because I have taken so much bad money—the pieces of both coins were put together, and I cannot tell which is the first and which is the second—the woman gave you something and took it back, and then gave you some
<lb/>thing else.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-48" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Three Doves—I went out after the prisoner and stopped him 7 yards from the door—he was walking slowly—I said, "Come back, I want you?"—he said, "I ain't the man"—I said, "Come back and seen—he said, "I was not in there last Saturday"—I had said nothing about Saturday, he went back with me and was given in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-49" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SKILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 192). I was called and the landlord said, "I want to charge this man with passing counterfeit coin"—the prisoner said, "I am very sorry, I did not know it was bad, you can search me if you like," pull
<lb/>ing some silver out of his trousers pocket—I said, "There is no need to search you here, as there are two constables to take you"—he refused his address at the station—Mr. Courtnay gave me these two pieces which make a sixpence—I found on him at the station a half-crown, three florins, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 5 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. all good—Mrs. Courtnay gave me this other piece of a sixpence on the Monday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She did not give it to me on the Saturday night, because she had left it behind.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the Mint—this is a bad six pence broken in two, and this is the half of another bad one not from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I met the woman and I knew her and her husband, we went in together, and she gave me the 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to pay for the wine. I went to the door to see if I could see her; the potman spoke to me and I said, "That 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. has nothing to do with me, it belongs to the woman."</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-452-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted of the felonious possession of counterfeit coin in February</hi>, 1873,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to Seven Years' Penal Servitude, to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-52" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JUDD</persName> </hi>. I shall be 11 years old next Saturday night—I live with my father at 11, Tower Street, Soho—he sent me with a message one Saturday night, and the prisoner stopped me on the Dials at the top of Lombard Court, and said "Will you buy me a sheep's head at the cat's-meat shop?"—that is 27, Little St. Andrew's Street—he gave me fit, and said he would give me 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for doing it—I got the sheep's head at Mr. Payne's; it came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I took it and the 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change to the prisoner—he then said "Get me a sheep's heart," and gave me a coin—I did not notice what it was then, but it was 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave it to Mr. Payne, and he kept me—I saw two policemen standing by the doorway, and the prisoner was two or three doors farther down—I had never seen the prisoner before; I saw him at the station a few days afterwards, and picked him out at once from</p>
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<p>about twelve others—he spoke, and I said "That is the man because I know his voice."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I knew your face, and when I heard your voice I said "That is the man; I know his voice"—the policeman did not tell me to say you were the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-53" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I keep a tripe shop in Little St. Andrew Street—on 23rd March, about 12.15, Judd came in for half a sheep's head, price 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and tendered a shilling—I put it into the till, which was cleared previously—he came back again in about five minutes for a sheep's heart, and ten
<lb/>dered a bad shilling—I then looked at the first shilling, found it was bad, called a constable, and gave him the shillings—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MERINO</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 293). On the night of the 22nd or the morning of 23rd March I was with Fitch, and saw the prisoner in Lombard Court—I knew him before, and about five minutes afterwards I saw him speaking to the boy Judd—about 10 minutes after that I was called to Mr. Payne's shop, and found Judd detained there—Mr. Payne showed me two bad shillings, and I went out with Judd, but could not find the prisoner—I found him about 1.45 on Friday morning, March 28, and said "I shall take you in custody on a charge of uttering two counterfeit shillings at Mr. Payne's"—he made a rush to get away—he was drinking a cup of coffee at a stall, and he threw the cup in my face and its contents, but it missed me—I was in uniform—he was placed with four others; the boy looked at them all, and pointed to the prisoner and said "I believe that is the man"—the prisoner said "What have I done to you?" the boy then said "That is the man; I know him by his voice"—I knew the prisoner, and have not the slightest doubt he is the man who was speaking to the boy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not shove you by the back of your neck and say "I will run you in some of these times"—Fitch was not there when I took you in custody—I had seen you about all night long for several nights for a month, and I said "There goes a man of not very good character"—I saw you 20 minutes before I took you, but I thought probably I should get some coin on you later on—I have no cause for animosity against you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-55" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR FITCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 27). Mering called my attention to a man like the prisoner talking to Judd, but his back was towards me—I went to Payne's shop, and went with Judd and Meering to find the prisoner, but could not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You are like the man by your build; I did not see your face—you were eight yards from me, but you passed me within two yards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-57" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-57" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. On 22nd March you and your wife were with me and my father and mother: you went to your father's, 13, Little Dean Street, and stopped there some time—you asked your father and mother to come down and have a glass of something to drink at the public-house, and we stopped there till the house was closing at 12 o'clock—you were the worse for liquor and quarrelsome; my mother and I and your mother saw you home—they partly undressed you—they took off your coat and boots—I can't tell what time we left your room; I saw no clock, but when we got back to Little Dean Street it was past 12 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>. We had something to drink in a public-house</p>
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<p>in Wardour Street, and remained till the house closed—it Was 12.30 when we got home—I did not look at any clock there, bat I did in the public-house—we all had rum and water to drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-58" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18790428-name-58" type="surname" value="O'MARA"/>
<interp inst="t18790428-name-58" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE O'MARA</persName> </hi>. I am your mother, and live at 13, Little Bean Street—your place is 3, King Street, Soho; it takes me 20 minutes to go there—on the night of 22nd March you came to me at 10.45, and asked your father to come out and have something to drink—we all went out together at 11.30—we have a clock—we accompanied you home, and your wife was in a very bad state of health—I got her into bed, and came down
<lb/>stairs, and I called her up in the morning—it was just 12 when I left your room—I had to undress you, you were so tipsy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Little Andrew Street is a good distance from King Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-59" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MERING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). No. 3, King Street, is about 310 yards from 27, Andrew Street, and from Little Dean Street to Andrew Street is about 550 yards—the prisoner appeared to be sober when he was talking to the boy—that was between 12.5 and 12.15.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Your side was towards me, and Fitch was facing me—Fitch could see your face and so could I—I have stepped the distances.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in another parish altogether on this night the boy first said "I think that is the man." The inspector called him on one side, and then he said "He is the man." I have a letter from my master, where I worked three years. The policeman has threatened to run me in on two or three occasions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-453-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a conviction of a Mint felony at this Court in January</hi>, 1874,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-453-18790428 t18790428-453-punishment-10"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-61" type="given" value="MERCY ANN"/>MERCY ANN PRESCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Prescott, who keeps a stationer's shop and post-office at 42, Drury Lane—on 6th March, about 4.30 p.m., the prisoner came and asked for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps; he tendered a florin and two sixpences—I bent the florin in the tester, and told him it was bad—he said "I got it in change for a half-crown from a man of whom I bought a pennyworth of oranges"—a gentleman in the shop went out with him to find the man; they returned in about ten minutes, and the prisoner said "I cannot find the man, but if you will return the money I think I shall be able to do so"—I went to the door, saw a policeman, and gave the prisoner into custody, with the florin, which I marked—this is it Frederick Groombridge (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 444). I was on duty in Drury Lane—Mrs. Prescott called me in and gore the prisoner into my charge; he said "I did not know they were bad; I have no more"—I took him to the station, searched him, and found a piece of leather used by jewellers and six black envelopes, but no money; he told the inspector he got the stamps to send to his sister in the country, and gave his name as James Newman—he was taken to Bow Street next morning, remanded till 10th March, and then discharged, as there was only one case against him—this is the florin (
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin; I tried it with my teeth, which left marks on it, and said "This is a bad one"—he took it from me and said, "I took it in a shop in Holborn"—he ate some of the oysters, but walked out without paying for them—a fortnight afterwards I saw him going by the shop in custody, and noticed a scar on his forehead—I am sure he is the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece," and the prisoner ran out—our barman, McCarthy, ran out after him with some other customers, and Mr. Curran followed, but the prisoner was not brought back—McCarthy left us about three weeks ago, and I do not know where he is—I gave the florin to Mrs. Curran, and saw her pass it to Mr. Curran—I cannot recognise the florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-64" type="given" value="JAMES WYLIE"/>JAMES WYLIE CURRAN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Old Kent Tavern—on 22nd March my wife Banded me a bad florin; I kept it in my hand till the policeman came back with the prisoner, and afterwards gave it to a policeman at the station and gave the prisoner in custody—I saw the coin marked—this is it produced—Meyer is not in our service now, and McCarthy left shortly after this—I do not know what has become of him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 25). On 22nd March, about 4 o'clock, I was on duty in Holborn, and saw the prisoner running towards me from Brownlow Street, and McCarthy and several persons following him; he turned down Red Lion Street, and I caught him about twenty yards off—McCarthy came up and charged him, and then fetched Mr. Curran, who overtook us in Lamb's Conduit Street, and handed me this florin at the station—I searched the prisoner as soon as I got hold of him, and found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in good silver and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were running.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">alias</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLIFTON</hi> </rs> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18790428-455-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-68" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA MELVILLE</persName> </hi>. I am a post-office clerk at Camden Town—on 1st April, about 4.15 p.m., I served the prisoner with 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps; he put down two florins, a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of coppers, and walked out before I had time to count the money—I saw that the florins were bad, and said "Stop," but he walked out—I went out after him, caught hold of him, and said "You have given me some bad money"—he said "I will pay you for the stamps"—I asked him to come back; he went back with me, and the gentleman detained him till a policeman came—I gave him In custody, with the two florins, which I had kept in my hand all the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say that you had paid me for the stamps—you said, "I will pay you for the stamps"—I had said nothing about</p>
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<p>stamps to you in the shop or about the florins, but you kept asking me not to charge you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOOD</persName> </hi> (40
<hi rend="italic">Y.R.</hi>). I was called to the post-office in Seven Sisters' Road on 1st April, and the prisoner was given into my charge with these two florins—he gave his address 19, Harrison Street, where his sister lives, but he has never lived there—I found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not ask me to test the money, nor did I ask her if she had tested it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have nothing to say. If I were remanded again I might be able to prove where I got the two coins from."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went to the post-office to get 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps I was not aware the money was bad, neither the constable nor the woman in the shop tested it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-455-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He had been tried and acquitted at the last Session, of a like offence.(See vol.</hi> 89,
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 449.)—
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<interp inst="t18790428-456-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing 20 dead soles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790428-456-offence-1 t18790428-name-73"/>Charles Oakley</persName> and others, the masters of Price.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">After the commencement of the case the Prisoners stated in the hearing of the Jury that they were Guilty, upon which the Jury found a verdict to that effect.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COX</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with a conviction at this Court in July</hi>, 1870,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>,**
<hi rend="italic">and five other convictions were proved against him</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Eight Years' Penal Servitude</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRICE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Im
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED HENRY KERSEY</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18790428-457-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18790428-457-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18790428-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18790428-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-75" type="given" value="DE"/>MR. DE MICHELE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-76" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a law stationer of 35, Southampton Buildings—on 21st March, between 12 and 1 in the afternoon, the prisoner came into my office and produced this cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., drawn by Edward W. Williams in favour of Toovey and Sons, payable at the National Bank, Oxford Street branch, endorsed William Toovey—he said he came from Messrs. Toovey and Sons, and would I oblige them by changing the cheque—I said it was rather unusual for Messrs. Toovey to send for change, although they were in the habit of sending for goods—I pointed to the name of the drawer, and asked who Mr. Williams was—he said, "He is an old customer of ours"—I did not know the prisoner, before—I then gave him 10 sovereigns and 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver—about half an hour afterwards I made some discovery about the cheque, and I went round to Messrs. Toovey and Sons, and I saw the prisoner that same evening at his place of employ, 61, Chancery Lane—on the morning of the 29th I saw him there again and gave him into custody—as he turned to leave my office I saw two scars on the left side of his neck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> On the 21st March I came round with you to Mr. May's, who is a draughtsman and a companion of yours at billiards—I asked him about your character—he said he thought you were</p>
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<p>incapable of doing such a thing—I did not tell him that I did not think you were the man—I believe you said that you had been with Mr. May from a quarter to 12 to a quarter to 2—the cheque was cashed between 12 and 1, that was when you brought it to me—Mr. May did not say that you had been with him ever since a quarter to 12—I don't believe he did, I think not—I did not say that I did not believe you were the man—you were dressed differently—you admitted that you had been home and changed your clothes—I did not say I had a doubt, and that was the reason I did not prosecute you before; my only doubt was that it was by gas light—I had not seen you before, you were a perfect stranger to me—my office is rather dark, but there is a window back and front—I saw the scare dis
<lb/>tinctly as you turned to leave the office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18790428-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM PULLEN"/>WILLIAM PULLEN TOOVEY</persName> </hi>. I am manager for Mr. Thomas Toovey, law stationer, of Chancery Lane—there are two sons, but they are not partners—the endorsement to this cheque is not mine, or that of any member of the firm—I do not know Mr. Williams; we are customers of Mr. Phillips.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Cheques are sometimes made payable to Toovey and Sons by mistake, it is not uncommon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18790428-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18790428-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18790428-name-78" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18790428-name-78" type="given" value="EDWARD WARWICK"/>EDWARD WARWICK WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 3, Salters' Hall Court, Cannon Street—the signature to this cheque is not mine, or by my authority—it is an imitation—I do not bank at the National Bank—I know Toovey and Sons only by name—I do not know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18790428-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). I received information on 24th March, and saw the prisoner on 29th at 61, Chancery Lane—I told him he would be charged with, forging and uttering a cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said "I did not do it, and I can prove it"—when Mr. Phillips saw the prisoner he said "That is the man who passed the cheque"—I said "Are you sure?"—he said "Yes, I have not the slightest doubt, I can swear to the two scars on his neck."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said to Mr. Phillips in the cab that he would have to be answerable for this charge—you commenced to threaten him, and I said the best thing you could do was to hold your tongue; you stared at him with a violent stare; I regarded it as a kind of menace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was before we went in the cab that the prosecutor spoke about the two scars.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-80" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER MAY</persName> </hi>. I am a plan draughtsman—on 21st March, about 6 o'clock, Mr. Phillips and the prisoner came to my office; Mr. Phillips asked me if I had known him, and how long; I told him eight or nine years, perhaps more—he asked if he had been with me in the morning, and I told him he had, from about 11.30 or 11.45 to about 1.30 or later—he had been with me continuously that time, at 9, Church Passage, Chancery Lane, and elsewhere—he had dinner with me, and we went out afterwards next door to the Apple Tree and Mitre, and had a game at billiards—I was having my dinner when he came in; I began my dinner about 11.30—he made out a bill for me to one of my customers—I was dictating it to him while I was having my dinner—he was not in my service; I don't know that he was in any service—he was working for himself—I sent the bill down, and adjourned with him to the Apple Tree and Mitre; it forms part of the same house in which I have my office—he was never out of my sight—Mr. Phillips said to me in the morning "Do you think he would be guilty of such an act as this?"—I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner is an intimate friend of mine—I had not seen him before that week—I cannot say that I saw him at all in the follow
<lb/>ing week—I went to see him in the House of Detention as a friend—I did not talk over the evidence I was to give—I dine at any time I please; I cook a chop or steak in my office when I feel inclined.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790428-458-offence-1 t18790428-name-83"/>George James Child</persName>, police officers, in the execution of their duty, to which he</rs> </p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790428-459-offence-1 t18790428-geo-1"/>Thames</placeName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18790428-name-87" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-87" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FERMEIL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Through an Interpreter</hi>). I am second steward on board the Dutch ship Maastroom, lying off the Tower Stairs—on 9th April, about 3 a.m., I missed six blankets and six counterpanes from the fore-cabin, which were safe at 8 o'clock the evening before—they were worth about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18790428-name-88" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-88" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BUS</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor on board the Maastroom—on 9th April, about 2.45 a.m., I missed two coats and two pairs of mittens; and two pairs of trousers belonging to two shipmates and a jacket—the value of the whole was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,—I had seen them safe at 2 o'clock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction in April</hi>, 1873,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,—the prisoner came up behind me, seized me by the back of my neck, and nearly strangled me—he broke my chain, and ran away with part of it and the locket—he was in front of me at first and I saw his face, and then he went behind me—I am certain he is the man—on 4th April I went to King David Lane Police-station, saw him with five other men, and picked him out—he hurt me very much, and I felt pain at the sides of my neck for two days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-97" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY EASTMAN</persName> </hi>. I was with my sister—the prisoner came up in front of us; he then went behind her, took hold of her by the back of her neck, and almost strangled her—he broke the chain and took the locket—I saw it in his hand—I particularly noticed him, and am sure he is the man—he stood watching us first—I picked him out at the station from half a dozen others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I described you as short and stout, about 18, rather fair, but with dark hair—there was light enough for me to see you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 129). I was at the station when the two ladies came—I received a description of the men, and on 3rd April I took the prisoner in Capel Street, St. George's, in consequence of that description—I did not know him before—I told him the charge; he said "You have made a mistake"—I took him to the station—he was placed with five other men of the same age, height, and build; the two ladies were taken in separately, and picked him out without any hesitation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have never seen the ladies before. I have been taken up on suspicion before for a robbery that was done while I was in prison."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The five other men were each a foot and a half taller than me. Two detectives stood at the door and pointed to me. I am innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of stealing only</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a previous conviction at Westminster in May</hi>, 1878,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-462-18790428 t18790428-462-punishment-19"/>Five Years in Reformatory</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-465-18790428 t18790428-465-punishment-23"/>and Five Years in a Reformatory</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN HALL</hi> </rs>** (35)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790428-466-offence-1 t18790428-name-113"/>Jonathan Crocker</persName>, having been before convicted</rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790428-467-offence-1 t18790428-name-115"/>Midland Railway</persName>, his employers, having been previously convicted.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Years' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18790428-467-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he gave me this cheque drawn by McDonald on the Rank of Scotland for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change—I saw him write this address and this at the back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMILES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Bank of Scotland, Lothbury branch—we have no customer named James McDonald—this cheque-book' (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was given some years ago to G. H. Miller, a customer, whose account has been closed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-119" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER EGLESTON</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of James McDonald and Co.—this cheque is not drawn by my authority, and is not written by me or my partners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw you before—I have no banking account with the Bank of Scotland.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I ask for mercy. I have a wife and family, for fire years I have struggled hard to support them, and in a moment of abject starvation I yielded to this temptation. I wish to retract my plea of not guilty, and plead guilty of uttering.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18790428-468-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to uttering an order for</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-123" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman at 7, Wildboar Road, Wandsworth—at 4.30 on 2nd April I left my pony and gig outside the Half Moon, Putney, in the prisoner's care, who I knew by sight—I went to the London Boat-house, and on returning it was gone—I have seen it in the possession of the police, and have identified it—it is worth 35
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-125" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DURBAN</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer—a little after 8 o'clock on the even
<lb/>ing in question the prisoner tried to sell me a horse and cart—he drove away and came back again, and said "You can have the pony for 6
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-126" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EATON</persName> </hi> (
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<lb/>ban I went to the prisoner, and saw him with a pony and trap in Richmond Street, and talking to a tradesman—I asked him if it belonged to him—he made no reply—I took him to the station—he was sober—the trap was taken from Putney to Lisson Grove, about seven or eight miles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence stated that it was a drunken freaky and he had no intention-to steal the pony and trap, and did not know where he was, even the next morning.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-469-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790428-470-offence-1 t18790428-name-128"/>Kate Jackson</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-130" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a domestic servant at 6, Brunswick Terrace, Regent's Park—on the Sunday before this happened the prisoner was with me, and we had some disagreement—I told him not to think any more of me, and that he must break off our engagement, and not call at the house again—on the Tuesday he came again, and in the course of conversation he said "If I don't have you nobody else shall"—we were quiet for quite an hour after that, and I went about my work—he then came suddenly towards me with his hand behind him and struck me with something—I screamed; and a gentleman came downstairs, and the razor was given up—the doctor came and dressed the wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him about two years, and he has always treated me kindly—I told him on the Sunday I should have</p>
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<p>nothing to do with him, because he was changing his situation so often I—we were friendly after, and I saw him on the Monday, and again on I the Tuesday evening—he told me on the Monday he wanted to go away I to get a night's lodging for himself—on Tuesday I asked him to have I something to eat—he did not tell me he was moving his goods, or that I he had his razor in his pocket—he was moving at the time—we were very friendly that evening till this happened—I did not see him take the razor from his pocket—he said he was too fond of me to hurt me—he had been a constant visitor nearly every evening—he had been with me nearly two hours on the Tuesday evening, and I had reminded him of our former conversation, but we were still friendly—when he came behind me I thought he was going to put his arm round my neck—I put up my hand to push it away, and my middle finger was cut—I did not go to the police-court on the first occasion—I did not wish to go.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was on such friendly terms then I had no idea he Was going to commit any violence when he came behind me with the razor behind his back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-131" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LAWSON</persName> </hi>. I am one of the senior surgeons of the Middlesex Hospital and was called in to see this girl on the night in question—I found two wounds, one a skin wound about 1 1/2 inches over her right eyebrow, and another on her left-hand middle finger, which was done by her holding up her hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HORSTBURG</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Brunswick Place, Regent's Park—the prosecutrix is in my service—about 10 o'clock on the evening in question hearing screams downstairs I went down, and found her outside the kitchen-door bleeding from a wound on her forehead—the prisoner was in the kitchen, and gave himself up, and said he had done it—he re
<lb/>mained till a constable came—I sent for a doctor—the prisoner gave me the razor, and said "You may as well have what has done it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 96). I went to this house, and saw the prisoner in the kitchen—I asked him what he was doing there—he said that he was a friend of the servant—I saw her bleeding, and this razor was given to me—the prisoner said "I may as well tell you the truth; that is what I have done it with"—he then went quietly to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "This night I came there I had been moving my things from my situation, and I had the razor with me, so that no one could interfere with it Till the time she says I struck her we were perfectly friendly. It was an accident I had had a drop of drink. I did not try to escape. I could have got away if I had wished to."</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790428-471-offence-1 t18790428-name-136"/>George Nunn</persName>, and stealing from him 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> </rs>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Arden.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-137" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NUNN</persName> </hi>. I am a coal porter at Hackney Road—I was near the Horns public-house a few minutes past 11 p.m. on Good Friday, 11th April and Went into the urinal opposite Shoreditch Church—the public-house was shut up; I had just come from the railway station—while coming out of the urinal I was struck on the nose, and knocked down by Davis—there was a lamp there—the plaster on my head is where I was kicked while down by several men—there were five or six others—I identify Ardren as one of</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and some bronze, all the money I had about me, except a few coppers—I was conscious when it was taken from me, but the men were all round me, and I could not swear who took it—when I got up I followed Davis, and did not lose sight of him till gave him in custody—I am sure he is the man who first knocked me down—I saw Ardren the next morning at the corner of the churchyard with a shoeblack box—I was alone—I walked up that way to see if I could identify any of the men—I went to the police-court against Davis, made a com
<lb/>munication to the constable, and returned with him and pointed Ardren out as one of the persons concerned in the robbery, and he was then taken in custody—I had never seen either of the men before the robbery—my injuries were dressed at the station by the divisional surgeon—I was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> by
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I had been into two or three public-houses—I did not say it was a little before 11—I believe I said at the police-court "Davis struck me on the nose, knocked me down, and kicked me on the temple"—I afterwards said "It is a mistake that Davis kicked me; he knocked me down; it was the other man who kicked me"—I said I was stunned for a short time, and that four or five other persons were there—I passed Ardren the next day when going to the police-court—he was standing by his shoeblack box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-138" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DENNIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 57). I was on duty on Good Friday about 12 p.m. in Hoxton Street, Shoreditch and saw Nunn and Davis—I heard Nunn say "If I see a policeman I would lock you up"—I went up to them, and Nunn gave Davis in charge for robbing him—Davis said "I had just come from Homerton to Shoreditch Station, and was going home, when I met the man in the urinal"—I saw Nunn next day at the police-court, and in consequence of what he said I went with him and saw Ardren occupied as a shoeblack near Shoreditch Church—I charged him with being concerned in the robbery—he said "I am innocent, and know nothing about it"—on going back to the urinal on the night of the robbery I found marks of a struggle and a quantity of blood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Ardren said it was a mistake, and he knew nothing about it—I find he is respectable, and works as a shoeblack—Nunn was excited, but not far gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Davis.</hi> You told me Nunn had insulted you by calling you a rogue, vagabond, and thief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Davis spoke to me first to claim my protection—he said that he had just come from Homerton, and knew nothing about it—Nunn was about a yard away—they were walking together—Nunn gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18790428-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18790428-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-139" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER NEARY</persName> </hi>. I am a French polisher, at 2, Old Castle Street, Bethnal Green, and have known Ardren 10 or 11 years as a shoeblack at the corner near Shoreditch Church, and he has always borne a good character—I am in the habit of using the Conqueror beer-house—Ardren waits there occa
<lb/>sionally and does the pot cleaning—I was there at 7.30 on the evening in question till 11 o'clock, and he was there carrying up the jugs till 11 o'clock—I went outside at 11 o'clock, when the house closed, and stopped there with Mr. Felton till 11.15, when Ardren came out, and was with us till 11.30, when I left him outside the public-house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure it was 11.30—I went out exactly at 11, when it closed—I was called at Worship Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-140" type="given" value="ROWLAND"/>ROWLAND FELTON</persName> </hi>. I am a printer at Andrella Gardens, Columbia Market, and have known Ardren about three months as a shoeblack—I have also seen him waiting at the Conqueror beer-shop—I was with Neary on Good Friday evening—I went at 9.30 and left him at 11.30, when I went away with Ardren to the corner of the court where he lives, and left him there about 11.45—he was in my company from 9.30 till 11.45—I saw him the whole time except when he went out of the room to fetch drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-141" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I have kept the Conqueror beer-house, Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, six months—during that time I have known Ardren—he gains his living as a shoeblack and by carrying parcels, and at night he waits at my rooms—he has money to fetch and carry and waits in the club room, I have always found him strictly honest—on Good Friday night he came about 7.30, the house closed at 11, and I saw him till 11.15—I asked him to clear the pots and glasses off the table after we had closed, and it was, 11.15 when he had done—when he left I heard some one talking outside—he did not leave the house at all during the evening—he was up and down
<lb/>stairs to fetch the orders and carry drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the bar—he could go out no other way.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE MOORECRAFT"/>GEORGE MOORECRAFT FENN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and reside at Randal Street, Hoxton—on 27th March, about 11 p.m., I was with a woman going to a brothel in Penton Grove—three men attacked me, and the woman ran away—I was suddenly knocked down, and recollected no more till a constable in plain clothes caught the prisoner in the act of robbing me—they took, from me my umbrella and my ring from my right hand, and between 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from my coat pocket—it was so suddenly done I could not recognise any one, and my felt hat was knocked over my eyes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I could not tell who touched me, whether you or your friends—you did not come and ask me what was the matter—I do not identify you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-146" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RANSOM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 368). A little after 11 p.m I was in Penton Grove—a woman ran past me, and immediately afterwards I heard cries of "Police! help!" and "Don't knock me down"—I ran out and saw Fenn on the ground and the prisoner leaning over him, apparently holding his shoulder—two other men ran away—I caught the prisoner—he was standing up—he said "All right, sir, I came round to make water, and I don't know anything of the other two"—Fenn said "I charge that man.; I have lost my signet ring, my umbrella, and some money; I do not know whether I have lost my watch"—he felt in his pocket, and had not lost it—I took the prisoner to the station; he was searched, and nothing was found on him belonging to Fenn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had not got your hands in your pocket; you were standing up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The moment I caught hold of him the other two men ran away—he had no opportunity of running—he stood close to Fenn—he did not resist.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am in the doctor's hands with spinal disease, and my back is too bad to allow me to do anything. I have not strength enough to lift a pail of water, much less to knock a man down twice my own size I went up to the gentleman, and asked him what was the matter. I could not stoop, my back being so bad. Three men ran away, and a woman with them. I could have robbed him, but I would not. I have never had a day's imprisonment in my life. I stood by the gentleman to see that he was not knocked about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-147" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RANSOM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I have not been to the place where the prisoner worked—I have made inquiries about him.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED JONES</hi> (24)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES THOMAS</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18790428-473-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790428-473-offence-1 t18790428-name-150"/>Friday Jackowenko</persName> from her person, Thomas having been previously convicted; to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-151" type="given" value="WARNER"/>MR. WARNER SLEIGH</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM INWOOD</persName> </hi>. I was in Cheapside about 4 p. m. on the day in question and saw the two prisoners together—I watched them about half an hour—Constable Tanzy then came, and we watched them anothe half-hour and saw them trying pockets—they then met the prosecutrix near a scaffolding, going towards the Mansion House—they stood under The scaffold
<lb/>ing and as she passed under Jones felt in her pocket—they passed to Bread Street, where there was a stoppage, and placed themselves in front of the prosecutrix and her husband—Jones lifted up her dress pocket, took some
<lb/>thing from it, and put it in his trousers—they turned shortly round then towards St. Paul's—I followed them and assisted in taking them to the station—while there Jones dropped this puree (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TANZY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I saw the prisoner together for half an hour before they were taken—they were lifting ladies' Pockets—they followed the presecutrix and her husband from the hoarding up to the corner of Bread Street—Inwood Mowed close behind them, and when a van was just going into the street Jones picked up the lady's jacket and put his hand into her pocket—Thomas was close behind him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18790428-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18790428-name-153" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18790428-name-153" type="surname" value="JACKOWENKO"/>
<interp inst="t18790428-name-153" type="given" value="FRIDAY"/>FRIDAY JACKOWENKO</persName> </hi>. This is my purse—I did not know it was gone till the policeman spoke to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thomas's Defence.</hi> I was in the city looking for a job near St. Paul's and was just walking away, and two detectives caught me by the shoulders and took me for stealing a purse. I knew nothing about it. I have done nothing, do not know what I am here for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18790428-name-154" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18790428-name-154" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>). Thomas was not with me in the after
<lb/>noon, and knew nothing about me previously, and was never in company with me before that I am aware of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been tried at the Mansion House, and was re
<lb/>manded for three days—I have never been tried before—I am a Londoner—I have never been in custody before for stealing a purse—I was in custody in February for picking up a purse a lady had dropped, I gave it to her—she did not appear—I had walked from Woolwich, where I had been look
<lb/>ing for work—I was going down Cheapside—I might have walked up and down several times—I did not feel several person's pockets—I might have touched other person's pockets unawares.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18790428-473-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18790428-473-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18790428-473-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JONES</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lord Coleridge.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EDWARD CLARKE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-157" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WARE</persName> </hi>. I live at 79, Murray Street, New North Road, Islington, and am a metal-worker employed at the Sekforde Glass Works, in St. James's Walk, Clerkenwell—the prisoner was employed there as a foreman——the deceased, Maurice Thomas William Cole, was also employed there as a glass driller—on Wednesday morning, 9th April, I was at work there at 7 o'clock—I saw the prisoner and deceased there that morning—they did not work in the same shop—I saw the prisoner return to his work after breakfast at 9 o'clock—the deceased went into the farther shop—the prisoner was then at work at the vice in his own shop—the deceased would have to pass through the shop where the prisoner was in order to get to his work—the shops are separated by an archway in the wall—I was working in the same shop as the prisoner—about 10 o'clock something happened which attracted my attention, it was a dull, heavy thud—I turned my head round and saw the prisoner standing with his back against the bench he the other shop in a striking attitude—I had not seen him leave the shop where I was at work—he had this iron spanner raised in his right hand—I guessed there was something wrong, and I said to Mr. Pace, the prisoner's father, "For God's sake, be quick"—he was working at the next vice but one to me—I rushed into the other shop, but I made a falter just as I got into the shop—there was no one else in the shop besides the prisoner and deceased—the deceased was on the ground in a sitting position, with his back against the press—he was bleeding and appeared to be senseless—when I made a falter, Mr. Pace, senior, being more courageous than me, rushed forward and elasped his son round the shoulders—I had not made any noise as I Went in, only in running and scuffling along as quick as I could—at the time the father clasped the prisoner round the arms, he was raving as though he was out of his mind; he had his hands still raised, he did not seem to know what he was doing, he was raving and flourishing about—he said, "Let me go, let me go"—the father said "For Christ's sake, Harry, what are you doing of"—he still had this spanner in his hand—I said, "For God's sake, Harry, give me this, don't use this," and he let me take it out of his hand—he kept on raving, and said, "Let me go, let me go; I want to go, I shan't hurt him, I shan't hurt him"—I took the spanner downstairs, and put it on one side out of sight, and it was handed to the policeman—I saw Wm. Bates come up from below—a constable was sent for, and the prisoner was taken into custody, and the deceased was taken in a cab to the hospital—I have not seen the prisoner and deceased talking together before this, only in the way of business—the prisoner has said to me that he thought it was very wrong of the deceased to act as he had done towards him after he had been such a friend to him; he said he thought he was a very bad man, after he had treated him so well, and then to induce his daughter to go away with him and then not to marry her—he has said that many times—I cannot tell when it was that he said this, perhaps a week before this occurrence—he</p>
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<p>has not spoken lately, he has been so sullen—he had not spoken to anybody for three days, not since the Thursday, when he found out that his daughter had got a child—there was a great change in him from that time—he was sober at this time, he is a sober man, I never saw him otherwise—he had not been long from breakfast when this occurred.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been at these works eighteen years—I have known the prisoner that time; for the past seven years he has been foreman of the works, he has always been very good to the men under him—he has not lately spoken to the deceased, except in the way of business—the de
<lb/>ceased seemed to avoid him—he wished to be friends with the deceased—I heard nothing in the nature of a threat on Pace's part towards Cole—there was a very great change in his manner after the Thursday; it was generally remarked; I was asked what was the matter with him, and I said I did not know, I thought it was some family affair, something fresh had turned up—he did not talk to the men as he did before, only if you wanted a job you had to ask for it, he kept on with his work at his vice—Cole's place was about 37 or 38 feet from where I was at work—it would be about 40 feet from wall to wall—the second shop was the one Cole was working in; the work was drilling glass—Pace was making frames in my shop—the work causes a good deal of noise, there is a continual knocking when putting the frames together—I was at a vice screwing levers on a frame—that would not cause noise—if all the men were at work there should be eleven, but several were out that morning—there were four in the shop I worked in, and Pace and Cole in the other shop—the spanner is used for taking the metal out of winding, for bending bars—in the ordinary work the spanner was used by a man named Tull—Tull was away that day; he worked in the second shop, the spanner lay on his bench—Cole worked about 8 or 9 feet from him—in making frames the prisoner, in Tull's absence, would have to use the spanner; he would go into that shop and work with it there—I had been on friendly terms with Pace—he was talking to me as a friend when he spoke about his daughter, he seemed very much distressed about it—I have never been to his house—I saw him with his daughter Lucy on the previous Thursday, when he found out that his daughter Lizzie had gat the child.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On this morning the prisoner was working in the shop where I was, making frames—if he wanted a frame, the man not being there to get it out, he would go and get it himself; and in doing so he would use the spanner in the shop where Cole was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>, His daughter is about 21 years of age, I believe—he has a large family, a dozen, I think he said.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PACE</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's father, and live at 80, St. James's Road, Holloway—I have worked at these glass works eighteen years—the prisoner has worked there twenty-five years and two months—I remember Cole coming to work there, about two years ago—I understood he came from the country—some time back the prisoner was living at Enfield—he is married and has eight children; Lizzie, the eldest, is twenty-one, Lucy is eighteen, and the next thirteen or fourteen; they lived at home with their father, their mother is living—Cole was in the habit of visiting the prisoner at Enfield—I have seen him there—he afterwards lodged in the same house—he left Enfield about last April, and went to live in Arlington Street, Clerkenwell—Lizzie left her home about the last week in June last year, I did not then know where she went—I afterwards learnt that she went to</p>
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<p>live with Cole—the prisoner was very much distressed at that—this matter occurred on Wednesday, 9th April—on Thursday, the 3rd, the prisoner beckoned to me in the shop and said, "Dad, they have made you a great grandfather"—I said, "Never mind, there is some old enough to do it, I know; and you are not the first the same thing has happened to, nor won't be the last"—he said, "I wish I could take it as you do, but I feel I shall go mad"—he told me that his daughter Lucy went to see Lizzie on the Thursday, and saw her with a baby three months old, which clearly proved that she must have been far advanced in the family way before she left her father's house—he said, "To think I should take a man home as a friend to make a whore of my child!"—he appeared to be very much distressed—on Wednesday morning, 9th April, I was at the works as usual—I was in the same shop with Ware—Ware called me, that first attracted my atten
<lb/>tion, and I went from the shop where I worked, through the archway into the shop whore Cole worked; I there saw my son, Ware and Cole, no others—I caught my son by his arms and said, "My God, Harry, what are you doing?"—he was very frantic, very, very indeed, and wild—he made no reply to what I said—I did not notice anything in his hand, because I had him clapsed round—I took him away and took him round to the other side of the shop—I saw the spanner, I can't say positively where I saw it first, I saw it, I may say, at the same moment—I saw Cole on the floor bleeding, he was lying on the back of his head, on a block that supported the press that they do the stamping on; Cole said nothing—Bates came up from downstairs, a constable was sent for, the prisoner was given in charge and Cole was taken to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My son is 43 years of age—he has been nearly 26 years at this one place—he went there as a lad at 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he worked steadily on till he rose to be foreman at 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week at this time—I have frequently been to see him at his home at Southgate or Enfield—I re
<lb/>member Cole coming to the works as a stranger; my son was very kind to him, and invited him to go down to Southgate on the Sunday to spend the afternoon thrre—as time went on I heard that Cole was going to marry Lizzie—I have seen Cole at the house, but that was before I was aware they were engaged to be married—my son has always been a kind and affectionate father to his children, attentive in every respect—he has been very anxious and distressed ever since last June, when his daughter left home; that had increased during the few day's before the Thursday, but from the Thursday there was a very marked change in him—from Saturday, 29th March, until Tuesday, 1st April, he had been kept at home ill—I went to see him on the Monday (I live in town); he seemed very ill indeed then everything was entirely changed in his manner; he was sitting by the fire with a coat over his shoulders; he had only just got up—he said his head was that bad he did not know what to do; he could get no sleep—he never got off his chair while I was there—finding him so ill I asked him to come and sleep at my house, and he did so on the Tuesday and Wednesday evenings—he seemed very ill then; he complained about his bead, and wanting sleep and could not get it; he was in that condition on the Thursday morning, and on the Thursday he heard this about the child.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Cole told me himself that he was going to marry Lizzie—the prisoner also spoke of it; he said that he was almost sorry that Cole had ever become acquainted with Lizzie, as he thought he was a little too</p>
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<p>old for her—the prisoner and Cole used to be frequently together—Cole was about 34 years of age; he was a very intelligent man, a man of very good learning, and a very good-looking man—on 3rd July last year the prisoner told me that Cole had promised to marry his daughter in a month.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE</hi>. An uncle of mine was afflicted with insanity.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BATES</persName> </hi>. I am a metal-worker employed at these glass-works—on Wednesday morning, the 9th, I was at work in a shop underneath the second shop, where the prisoner was at work—about 10 o'clock I heard a scuffling of feet overhead; I ran upstairs and went into the second shop, and saw the prisoner in the arms of his father.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When we brought him into his own shop he looked towards his father and cried out, "Grandfather's clock, stop clock, never to go again;" he repeated that again and again.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G R</hi> 18). At 10 minutes past 10 on the morning of the 9th I was called to the glass-works; I went into the second shop, and found the deceased on the floor; he was in a sitting posture behind a press with his back leaning against the press, and bleeding from the head; I spoke to him, but could get no answer—I saw the prisoner there; he was being held by Ware and Bates—I asked him what he had done it with—he said "A piece of iron"—I asked him where it was—he said "Downstairs"—I then asked him why he had done it—he made no reply to that, but a few seconds afterwards he said, "Is he done for?"—he appeared very excited, and tried to break away from Ware, apparently to get at the deceased, and I took hold of him—Dr. Hunter was fetched, and I went with the deceased to the hospital—another constable took the prisoner—after I returned from the hospital the spanner was given to me by Mr. Moran; there was some wet blood on it at that time; there is a little blood on it now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 237). The prisoner was handed over to my custody, he was in his shirt sleeves—I told him to put on his coat and go to the station with me—he said, "I shall go quiet"—he asked me to allow him to go in a cab—I told him he could, provided he paid for it—he said he would, and I took him in a cab to the station—the charge was there entered against him—he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-162" type="given" value="STACY SUTHERLAND"/>STACY SUTHERLAND BYRNE</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—on Wednesday morning, 9th April, the deceased Cole was brought there in a cab between 10 and 11, he was bleeding rather freely from the head—I examined his head, there was a wound across the top of the back of the head about three or four inches long, and another about an inch and a half long in front of the left temple, and there was a small one, not at all deep, behind the left ear—I found a fracture of the skull in one place—I noticed a recent injury to the joint of one of his fingers—he remained unconscious till about 12 next morning, and then died—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—he died of an injury that did not correspond to any of the external wounds—besides those, there was a fracture that went right round the skull, and there was a wound in the skull, just in front of the left ear, which, did not correspond to any external wound—the brain was injured by the fragments—there was a good deal of blood effused on the brain—that was the most serious wound—I think that the pressure exercised by the blood which was effused, and the injury to the brain together, caused the death—this instrument might have produced such wounds—the skull was broken up into about twenty little pieces—there was swelling and bruising</p>
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<p>there externally, but the skin was not, broken—there must have been an external blow, although there was not an external wound—the blow bad fractured the skull without apparently injuring the skin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-163" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE GARNISH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Henry Garnish, of 39, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury—the deceased was my eldest brother, his age was 34—I was told that he was married to the prisoner's daughter—my brother told me so himself—I was not present at the marriage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-164" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MISON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in an office in Tavistock Street, and live in Avenue Road, Southgate—I have known the prisoner intimately for about four years, as, nearly as I can recollect—I have been in the habit of travel
<lb/>ling with him by train, upon an average of three or four, nights a week, not quite so frequently of late, as I had been laid up with a bad foot and did not go by the particular train he used to go by—on the Tuesday evening previous to this affair I was with him in the same carriage, I noticed that he was very dejected indeed—the station at which I get out is Southgate, and his is Oakleigh Park—I did not go to Oakleigh Park with him that even
<lb/>ing, but I had on several previous evenings gone with him—that might have been perhaps three weeks previously, and several odd evenings, but I cannot exactly say the dates; that was in consequence of what I saw in his manner, knowing as I did certain circumstances connected with him, and finding such a difference in his manner and style I thought possibly it would be better to accompany him home, as I feared something might be the consequence—I really feared, owing to the alteration in his mind and the breaking down of his health, that he would perhaps commit an act of suicide.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He went pretty regularly to his work at this time, he used to go at 4 o'clock in the morning—I cannot say that he did his work, I knew that he went—I knew the cause of his dejection, it was on account of his family misfortunes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-165" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY PACE</persName> </hi>. I am eighteen years of age—I have been living at home with my father and mother at Southgate—since September last there has been a great change in my father's manner and behaviour at home—I noticed that since my sister went from home, it gradually increased—on Saturday 29th March, he went to bed, he was very ill and he was at home until the following Tuesday, he complained of his head—on Tuesday and Wednesday nights he slept at my grandfather's house, he was at home on the evening of Thursday and Friday; I thought him very quiet and strange to all of us to what he used to be—on the Sunday morning I was afraid he was going to make away with himself, he was very strange—on the Wednesday morn
<lb/>ing before he went to town, my mother got out of bed and hid his razor—we sat up for him till 12 o'clock on Monday evening the 7th, and I think he came home between one and two—he did not know where, he had been—he said, he found himself at High Barnet, and he did not know how he got home—he had no business at High Barnet, but had gone beyond his station—on the Wednesday morning I was not up when the prisoner went to work, but mother told me, of his going.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner went to St. Bartholomew's Hospital when he was ill on the Tuesday—on Wednesday morning previously his razor was put away—I went to see my sister the Wednesday week before and found her with the child—my mother told my father of it on the Thursday night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of Manslaughter</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ploy porter 167—I do not know the prisoners, and did not authorise them or porter No. 1122 to fetch the meat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> by
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>. December is a very busy month in the meat market.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-170" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SEAMAN</persName> </hi>. I am scalesman to Mr. Terry—on 18th December, Gal
<lb/>lant came about 7 o'clock and bought nine pigs and some quarters of mutton—I weighed them, he left seven of the pigs, and a little later on Bond and ticket porter 1122 came, and the ticket porter said, "Mr. Gallant is very busy and he is going to send his pigs home by Hall the carrier"—Bond took two pigs and Stevens No. 1122 took two more—Bond came back again; I told him he was a stranger to me and I should not give him any pigs till I saw the ticket porter—he said, "I will go and fetch him"—I said, "Stop a minute, I will go myself"—when we got outside the avenue, Bond went through between the carts, I kept on to the corner of Long Lane, where I found the ticket porter with the cart and four pigs in it—I stopped the cart and said to the porter, "You told me you were going to take these to Hall the carrier"—he ran away without saying anything, and I have not seen him since—Bond came up there—we turned the horse's head into its old place, it got entangled with some waggons there, Bond slipped through the waggons, and away he went—I gave the cart and pigs in charge to a policeman—there was no name on the cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> by
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>. The porter put one pig on his back, and we put the other on—the ticket porters are the persons who carry meat in the market—we do not deliver meat to persons who have no ticket on their arm—I should not deliver meat to a man who came up with the ticket porter—we do not employ other men to give them a hand—a policeman was standing by the cart when Bond came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> by
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. Butcher came up and said that the cart was his—I had said nothing to him—he said he knew nothing about the pigs, and had not authorised any one to put them in the cart—there was a plate on the cart without any name on it; a piece of tin—I gave Butcher in custody; he was brought up at Guildhall Police-court, and after six remands he was discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BAXTER</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed cart-minder at the Metropolitan Meat Market—I know the prisoners; they have come there together twice or three times a week for three or four months, and I have minded the cart for them—sometimes they came together in the cart, and sometimes they used to meet</p>
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<p>in the market—I saw Bond put two pigs in the cart that morning; they came together in the cart that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I do not know whether Butcher has a brother—Butcher drove away at the end of the day, sometimes with Bond and sometimes not—on this occasion the cart was moved by Bond from where Butcher had left it—I saw him at the horse's head—I saw Bond bring the cart, but did not see who took it away—sometimes Bond took it away and paid me for it and sometimes Butcher did, and sometimes they did not pay me till next time—I have always been paid.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-172" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY FOX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 347). On 18th December I took Butcher and told him to follow me to the station, which he did—I took charge of this horse and cart and the four pigs, and put it under the centre avenue of the market—Butcher came up about two minutes afterwards rather excited, and said "That is my horse and cart; who put those pigs into my cart?"—I said "Don't you know who put them into your cart?"—he said "No"—I said "Your mate put them in"—he said "I have got no mate"—I said "Yes, you have"—he said "I have not"—I said "The cart-minder will settle that question"—he said "Oh yes, I did give a man a ride to the market"—I said "Who?"—he said "I don't know"—I said "Where did you pick him up?"—he said "Sometimes Brixton, sometimes Clapham, and sometimes Kennington"—I said "Where did you pick him up this morning!"—he said "Somewhere near the New Cut"—I asked the man's name; he said "
<hi rend="italic">Bill Bond</hi>"—I asked him several times to lead the horse and cart to the station, but he refused—I told him I should take it to the station, and asked him to follow—I found on him 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a pipe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> by
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>. I have been two years employed there; this was not a very busy time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I was standing at the side of the cart when Butcher came up—I did not know who he was, or that it was his cart, but Baxter nodded his head to indicate that he was the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-173" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GALLANT</persName> </hi>. I am a carrier of 102, Gloucester Road, Camberwell—I have seen the prisoner on several occasions—I bought a pony of Butcher for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and paid him 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it—the balance was to be paid on Monday, 23rd December—the prisoners came to me on 18th December; Butcher asked me how the pony was going on—Bond left, and Butcher remained with me talking—Bond returned to the corner, and held up his arm and whistled to Butcher, and he left me in a second—after Butcher was dis
<lb/>charged I went over to a baker's shop, and he followed me—I bought him two buns, and said "Have you seen Bond?" he said "No, and I don't wish to see him, and if you see him tell him not to speak me or I shall get seven years as well as him"—I saw Butcher again a little later, and he wanted me to go to Guildhall to swear that the money was due on the 18th—I would not go, and he blackguarded me so that I said that he had got his remedy—I owe for the pony still.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> by
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I purchased the pony on 14th December—I had known Butcher a month or six weeks before, but merely in the market—I don't think he knew my name—he purchased it with a man named Pullen—he paid 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and was to have a week's trial—Pullen has sold the pony for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have never paid Butcher a penny, except the deposit money, because he was in trouble at the time, and when he was discharged the money was paid away for another horse—I had a conversation with him the</p>
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<p>morning he was discharged; he said that he was hungry, and we went and had a bun together—I said before the Magistrate that he abused me for not paying for the pony, and said that I was a swine, and that I could have got him out of trouble by coming and swearing that the money was due—he did not say that I could have got him out of trouble by swearing that I purchased a horse of him in the meat market—he sent his brother to ask me to swear that the money was due—the money was not due on 18th December; I was not spoken to about it that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-174" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a cart-minder at the meat market—I was present when the pony was sold—the deposit was paid on the Monday, and the balance was to be paid on the following Monday—after Butcher was dis
<lb/>charged he came to the market, went into the refreshment bar, and said "A pretty mess I have got into, them outside won't pay me for the pony"—he then said "Bond did not come to see me when I was in trouble; I have not seen him, and I do not want to, for if he is taken we shall both get seven years; he is wanted for another case," and he called Bond a swine—he said "Bond put the pigs in the cart, and then came down and gave me the tip, he did not tell me that the police was on it, or I should not have gone, and when I went I was taken."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> by
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>. That was six or seven weeks after 18th December, and as near as I can tell a fortnight after he was discharged—I made this statement to Mr. Wontner at his office; the police asked me to go there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> by
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I told Parsons of what I had heard—the statement was made to Gallant and his partner Fuller—Parsons came and asked me if I knew anything about anything going wrong, and then I told him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 331). I took Bond on 18th March, having been trying to do so for about three months—I went to 9, Safford Road, Brixton, he came to the door; I asked him if his name was William Bond; he said "Yes"—I said that I was a policeman, and should take him in custody for obtaining four pigs from Mr. Terry at the Central Meat Market on 18th December—he said going to the station that a ticket porter asked him to go into the market with him, and he took two of the pigs and put them in the cart, but did not know they were stolen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> by
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>. The prisoners were tried here last Session, but the Jury could not agree, and they were discharged—Bond said that there were two porters, and he went with one of them and put two pigs in the cart—I did not go to Croydon to find him, but he said that he had been there—I do not know whether butchers' slaughterers travel about the. country.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I asked Bond if he knew Butcher, he said "No" at first, but afterwards he said, I do, he has got a meerschaum pipe of mine, and I have been to his address and cannot find him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Bond says:</hi> "The wit
<lb/>ness is all false that is given against me. I did not know the pigs were stolen when I went in for them."
<hi rend="italic">Butcher says:</hi> "I have witnesses to prove that what Gallant and the cart-minders say is all false."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no evidence, there being no Count for conspiracy against Butcher, and as he was not present when the pigs were obtained anything said by Bond in his absence was not evidence against</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">him, and no false pretence was made by him. (See Reg. v. Gardner, Roscoe</hi>, 235).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that both the Prisoners were engaged with the man not in custody in a common criminal purpose, and that Butcher was a party to the fraud, and would have reaped the fruits of it had it been successful. (See Stephens' Digest, Art.</hi> 380).
<hi rend="italic">The Court likened the case to that of three men engaged in uttering counterfeit coin, where two remained outside a shop while one went and uttered the coin, therefore it was immaterial whether Butcher was present or not when the false pretence was made.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BUTCHER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re
<lb/>ceived a good character.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRERE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-181" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS NEIMANS</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness—I saw a drunken man in the street accompanied by the prisoner and another woman, one holding him by each arm—the other one told the prisoner to knock him down—she did so, and was hitting him on his face while the other was trying to rob him, but she could not till he took his hands out of his pockets—the girl then said, "Bite him," and she bit him—he opened his hand, and there was a bit of paper in it and two sovereigns—the other girl took it and ran away, and a constable stopped the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a discharged soldier, and was living in Star Chambers, Brisk Lane—on 6th April I drew my pension, and on 8th April I went into the Brown Bear public-house—I had two sovereigns and some silver—the prisoner and another woman came in and asked me to treat them—I did so, and paid in their presence—I got drunk there, and do not remember leaving with them—I recovered myself next morning and found my hand bitten and my money gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not leave the house with you for a certain purpose—I know I gave you money to pay for food and drink, but not two sovereigns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 40). On 8th April, about 5.30, I was called to Wells Place, and saw the prisoner walking away; I stopped her—I afterwards found Jones lying on the ground with his hand severely bitten—I charged the prisoner with being concerned with another woman in</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am not guilty. I never bit the man, and never took his money, nor was I aware that she intended to rob him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DIXON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARRISSON</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and live at the Neptune Coffee House, Shadwell—the evening of 14th April the prisoner followed me into the Gun Boat public-house, St. George's Street, and asked me for a glass of beer—I told her to work for her beer, the same as I did, but afterwards gave her a glass—I paid for that with silver, but I had 171 sovereigns in a bag, which I had out on the counter one or two times, and the landlord said that it was rather foolish of me, but I did not take the money out of the bag, and I had my hand on it all the time—the prisoner followed me out, and I went to her house—a man was there who she said was her husband—I had a glass of drink there and went to sleep very soon, and was aroused by their taking my money out of my pocket—a great portion of it fell on the ground as the bag was pulled out—I made a
<hi rend="italic">grab</hi> at it, but it fell—they both assaulted and overpowered me; I got a portion of the money, but they got it away from me, and kicked and bruised me and tore my clothes, so that the suit was only valued at 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at a store afterwards—they got me down on the ground and I struggled—when I got up I fell asleep again, and when I awoke my money was all gone—some of it was Sydney sovereigns and some English—I brought them from Swan River, and drew them out of the South Australian Bank before I sailed—I have not the slightest doubt the prisoner is the woman—they were both gone when I awoke, and I got away—I was stupid and senseless the best part of the night—I have not seen a sovereign since, or the bag.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-187" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL COOK</persName> </hi>. I keep the Gun Boat, St. George's Street—on 14th April, about 6.15, Harrisson came in—the prisoner came in too, and they drank together—Harrisson pulled out a bag and put it on the counter—he did not tell me what it was, but I felt it, and said that if it was all gold it was a pity, because it would be a temptation, and advised him to go home—he left the house with the prisoner—he had had something, but he was not tipsy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-188" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN SANDS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow—the prisoner slept at my house, 71, Cable Street, St. George's-in-the-East, on the night of the 15th, the day after this occurrence, and paid me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. over night for her bed—she did not sleep there on the Wednesday night, but on the Thursday night, the 17th, she gave me an Australian sovereign to change, and I saw her with one more sovereign, an English one, which she changed herself of a dressmaker, who gave her 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I owe you 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and you will never get it. God may pay you, but I never will. The Almighty will punish you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-189" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 45, Grove Street—on Monday evening,</p>
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<p>April 14, between 8 and 9, the prisoner came and left ten sovereigns with me—she called on Tuesday, and I gave them back to her—I did not notice what they were.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> They were English sovereigns, and next night when I found the prosecutor did not come I made use of them. Had he come I should have given them to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-190" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K R.</hi> 7). I saw the prisoner in St. George's Street on 25th April, and told her I should take her for stealing 171 sovereigns from a man she was in company with in the Gun Boat on the 14th—she said "I was not in company with a man on the 14th"—she said at the station that she had been living at Sand's coffee-house with an Italian, who had given her 25 sovereigns, and who went to sea last week—after being cautioned before the Magistrate she said that she had only taken 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and should not bear the blame of the whole—she asked the Magistrate to allow me to make inquiries about two other women, which was allowed, but I have not succeeded in seeing them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said that you got 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from a foreigner, not 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I want inquiries to be made at the White Fox to see if that man was not there with two women that night, Easter Monday."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I own to having 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and that is all. I stopped in doors an hour, and then I went to the White Fox and had a drink, and when I found he did not come back I took a friend to the White Fox, and treated her. I looked in, and saw the prosecutor and two women, Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. Madden. I could get them here next Session. It is very hard for me to suffer for other people's doings. I do not know whether Mr. Cole, the landlord of the While Fox, is here. I changed the first sovereign there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi>.(
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have seen Mr. Cole, and he says that you have not been in his house for 12 months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-478-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**.
<hi rend="italic">She had been sixteen times in custody since</hi> 1867.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-478-18790428 t18790428-478-punishment-35"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18790428-479-offence-1 t18790428-name-194"/>Frank Battison</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his goods.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Connell.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-195" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BATTISON</persName> </hi>. I am. a cab-driver, residing at 28, Wellesley Street, Euston Square—while walking along the Marylebone Road on Wednesday night, April 2nd, about 12 o'clock, I met the female prisoner—she was alone—she spoke to me, and I stood at the corner about two minutes—I had walked with her a few yards, and while standing talking to her I was knocked down from behind by the male prisoner—he walked away sharply across the road as soon as he had done it—the blow was in front of the left ear—he said nothing when he struck me, and I had not seen him at all—as I fell I found my watch and chain had gone, and the chain was broken—I saw the female prisoner snatch it, and then run away—I staggered against a wall, and a constable came up—he ran after the woman, and caught her—this is my watch and chain (
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<p>of the waistcoat; the two keys and a coin have been broken off—I lost sight of the man, but I was sent for the same day to the police-station and identified him immediately—he was not placed with others—I am quite sure he is the man who knocked me down—the blow pained me a little, and ached the next day, that was all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I was fetched by the police at about 2 o'clock in the morning, and saw the male prisoner sitting in the charge-room—I had been home, and was in bed when called up—it was about 12 o'clock when I met the girl—I was talking to her opposite the Globe in Marylebone Road about two minutes—I had not been into the Globe—I was in a public-house at the corner of Great James Street from about 11 till 11.30 with a man who tried to sell a horse—I do not recollect saying at the police-court "I was with two persons in the public-house, one was a stranger to me, the other deals in horses"—there were only two of us—I was on night-work, but did not go on duty that night—I have not been in any public-house in Earl Street to my recollection—I know Chapel Street, but not the Chapel Arms or the Gloucester Arms—I met the man who tried to sell a horse a few minutes past nine, and went with him to the public-house I have mentioned, and he left me there—I did not go to any other public-house with him—he had left me about half an hour when I was knocked down—Marylebone Lane is the nearest police-station—it is close by; the name is altered now to Seymour Place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had only been in that one public-house, and was quite sober—I had never seen either of the prisoners before, and had not been drinking with them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-196" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER GILLAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 140). I was on duty in York Place, Mary
<lb/>lebone Road, on the night of April 2nd, about 11.15, and saw a crowd in the road near York Street—I ran up, and saw the prosecutor holding the female prisoner—I saw some one knock the prosecutor down, but could not see who struck him—he fell down when struck—he said "She has got my watch"—the female prisoner was running away—I ran after her, and caught her at Baker Street, about 50 yards away—she said "I have not got the man's watch," and at the same time I saw the watch fall from her hand on to the pavement, and I picked it up—the prosecutor came up and said "She has got my watch," and pointed the male prisoner out to me, and said "That man with a white smock struck me," and the man ran away—he was about three or four yards from me, and I could see his face—I am quite sure the prisoner is the man—I lost sight of him—I had got hold of the female prisoner; she threw herself on her back and kicked and tried to bite me, and said she would not go to the station; that prevented me from going to the man—on the way to the station she said "The prosecutor dropped the watch, and I ran away with it"—at the station she said "It is quite right, I did drop the watch, and Jack Connell struck the prosecutor."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The nearest police-station would be Marylebone Road—I do not know the name of the public-house near the Metropolitan Music Hall, there are several—it was about 50 yards from the corner of York Street where I caught the female prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barker</hi>). I did not ask you to go and live with me—you were not with me at half-past nine in Manning Street—I do not know the street—I was alone—I did not go to a public-house with you—I was sober—I hardly drink at all—the officer at the station did not remark that I was drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-198" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER GILLHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prosecutor was sober—I was pre
<lb/>sent when the charge was entered—at the time the woman was charged I did not hear any officer say to the prosecutor, "Why you are drunk."</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-199" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALLACE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi> 12). In consequence of infor
<lb/>mation received, I went to a common lodging-house at 3, Little Grove Street, Marylebone, at about 1.45 a.m. on the 3rd, about two hours after the female prisoner was charged—it is about half a mile from where this robbery took place—the prisoner Connell was in a large bedroom upstairs—there were about seventy others in bed in the same room—I said, "I want you"—he replied, "All right"—he was not undressed, but was sitting at the side of his bed with a white slop on, and stooping to untie his boot—a fellow-lodger who came in and heard me speak to him said, "Jack, where are you going to?"—I was in uniform—the prisoner replied, "I am going to the Marylebone Lane Police-station to be locked up; go and tell the old woman"—I had not told him the charge then—I said, "You seem to know where you are going"—he replied, "Yes"—I then said, "You will be charged with being concerned with another in custody with highway robbery with violence"—those are the exact words; I did not mention a man or a woman—he said, "All right; I'll tell you the truth, I was along with her; we were all together in the Globe public-house drinking, but I didn't take the watch and chain—I had not mentioned what was stolen—I took him to the station—the prosecutor was fetched to the station, and immediately he entered the charge-room he pointed the prisoner out and said, "That's the man"—the prisoner made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. He was sitting down when the prose
<lb/>cutor identified him—he was not put with others—the Marylebone station would be the nearest police-station to the lodging-house—it would be one and a half miles distant, and about three-quarters of a mile from the station to where the offence occurred—York Place is about the same distance—when I went to the lodging-house I was in uniform, there was a light and he would see who I was—the prosecutor was perfectly sober when he was brought to charge the male prisoner, about 6.30 a.m.—that was the first I saw of him—he lived at Euston Road and was sent for—it was about 1.45 when I went to the common lodging-house, and it would be 2.30 when I got to the station; then the prosecutor was sent for and he came about 6.30 or 6.45—he did not come at two, because I had not got there with the prisoner then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18790428-name-200" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BATTISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I suppose it was about from two or, half-past, when I was brought to the police-station to identify the prisoner—I had no watch or clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barker's Defence.</hi> I did not take his watch, he dropped it—I stooped to pick it up, and before I had time to speak he said, "I'll lock you up," and the policeman took me. I had been drinking with him since half-past nine; Johanna Ward and another girl was with me, we were all drinking together.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Connell was further charged with having been previously con
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<hi rend="italic">rd October</hi> 1877,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CONNELL</hi>**—
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