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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-3" type="given" value="ROLLS"/>ROLLS CHAMBERS</persName>, NO. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</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, January 12th, 1880, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY MANISTY</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice; The Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Knt., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-11" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi> Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-12" type="given" value="SIMEON CHARLES"/>SIMEON CHARLES HADLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDGAR BREFFIT</hi>, Esq., other of the Alderman of the said city;
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-13" 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="t18800112-name-15" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WOOLLOTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY KELLY BAYLEY</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY HOMEWOOD CRAWFORD</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TRUSCOTT, MAYOR. THIRD 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 and Tuesday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-20" type="given" value="HONDSON"/>HONDSON STANLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Claremont Square, Islington—I am a Theatrical manager—I have held appointments as manager at Convent Garden Theatre, assistant manager to Mr. Charles Rice, manager to Mr. Charles Hengler, of Hengler's Circus, and Newsom's Circus, and I have also been An actor at the Adelphi, the Olmpic, and the Lyceum—I was two years with Mr. Fechter at the lyceum—I have also acted at the Opers Comique—Altogether I have been associated with the theatrical profession about 12 or 13 years—in October last year I arranged to get up a dramatic ball—a great number of ladies in the theatrical profession that I knew asked me to get up a ball—I arranged that it should take place at the Cannon Street Hotel, of which Mr. Rand is the manager—this is one of the tickets I had printed for the purpose of advertising this ball. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Great Hall, Cannon Street Hotel.—Mr. Hodson Stauley, at the request of numerous friends in The theatrical profession, has arranged to give a grand dramatic full and fancy Dress ball at the above hall on 28th October. A full quadrille band of the Orleans Club. Ladies' tickets half a guinces. Dancing to commence at 11.") For the purpose of selling the tickets I left some at Olliver's, in Bond Street, some at Lacon and Ollier's, Austin's at St. James's Hall, Bubb's Library, in Bond Street, and Hayes's at the Royal Exchange—all those Different offices undertook to sell these tickets—I gave instructions to each office not to sell them to ladies, if a gentleman wanted a ticket for a lady he could let him have them, as the gentleman would be guarantee to the lady's respectability—I have an office in Regent Street—I left tickets there for sale with the housekeeper—she was not to sell tickets to ladies—I took precauytions to prevent improper characters coming to the ball—hearing that some questionable characters might attempt to get in I engaged a pensioned superintendent of police named Limeburn, who was stationed at the door, and who was four years manager of the auditorium at the Alhambra, and</p>
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<p>Therefore would be well acquainted with nearly all the questionable characters in London—he was stationed at the door to stop any person he might know—he with other witnesses was subpœnaed, and was here last Session—unfortunately he is not here today, nor are the gentlemen from the offices, or Mr. Villiers, Mr. Sibbald, and others who were here last Session—prior to the ball I went to the office of Mr. Ledger, who I have known for years—I sent up my name, and was requested to walk up—when I went into his room he said "What can I do for you?"—I said "I am going to have a ball, which I think will be a great success, and I want you to do me a good turn"—I handed him a gentleman's ticket, and he read it—he admired very much the way it was got up, and said "I can't come alone, can you spare me another"—I said "Certainly, with pleasure," and I gave him another—nothing further passed—he showed me a photograph of Cetewayo that he had had sent him—I did not see him again till the night of the ball—I was present at the ball the whole evening—it com
<lb/>menced at 11 o'clock—Limeburn was at the door in the corridor—there were 315 people at the ball—refreshments were served there—they were not included in the half-guinea—there were about 100 ladies, and the rest gentlemen—I saw the defendant there; he came with a gentleman; I don't know his name—I saw him with Mr. Clement Scott, but I don't know whether he entered with him—I did not see everything that went on; I was in and out of the room—as far as I know there was nothing in the nature of indecency or disorder during any part of the evening—there was no women there whom I recognised or had reason to believe belonged to the
<hi rend="italic">demi-monde</hi>—the dresses were of a decent character—there were very few costumes—they did not remind me of Zulu photographs—I saw the defendant in the ball-room shortly before supper—he congratulated me on the success of the ball—he said "You have a very nice gathering here, and I should think it would pay"—I then asked him if he would take the chair at the supper—the supper was an extra expense—he said "No, there are a great many in the room better calculated to take the chair then I am; I should advise you to ask Mr. Villiers"—Mr. Villiers is the proprieter of the Canterbury and the London Pavilion—he did not take the chair; I did—there were members of the theatrical profession attending the ball, gentle
<lb/>men and ladies—the band from the Orelans Club were there, Mr. Sibbald being the conductor—after the ball I saw the proprietor of the Cannon Street Hotel and had a conversation with him with regard to it—subec
<lb/>quently on 2nd November I had my attention called to a letter in the Era signed "Cannon Ball"—upon reading that I wrote a letter to the editor, the defendant—I delivered it myself at the office in Wellington Street—I looked for that letter in the subsequent number of the
<hi rend="italic">Era</hi>—I did not find it, or any reference to it—I afterwards saw the articles on 2nd and 9th November in the Era—I bought these tow copies myself at the office—there is a letter signed "A Member of the Junior United Service Club," and underneath is an editorial comment upon it in the same paper—in the paper of 2nd November there isa comment on the ball under the head of "Gossip." (
<hi rend="italic">The letter signed "Cannon Ball," and the articles containing the alleged libel, were read. In substance they described the ball as an orgin discreditable to the promoters, attended by "painted harlots," and as being calculated to bring the dramatic profession into derision and contempt.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> 315 tickets were not sold; over 200 were; I can't</p>
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<p>tell you with accuracy; more than 220—I can't say whether 250 were; between 220 and 250 were sold—about 18 or 20 were sold by Olivier's about the same number by Lacon, about 12 or 16 by Austin, about 8 or 10 by Bubb's and something like 20 or over by Hayes; that would be about 16—I sold a great many myself, and I think 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was taken at the door—I sent some tickets to Mitchell's for sale—I did not mention that, because I had a communication from a gentleman who had applied at Mitchell's for tickets, and they said they had not got any—it is not a fact that Mitchell's returned the tickets and refused to sell them, giving as a reason the charac
<lb/>ter of the women who applied for the—that comes to my ears for the first time to-day—it is a fact that they returned them—they said they had rather not sell them—they did not give me any reason—I allowed 10 per cent—I did not ask Mitchell's the reason why they refused to sell them, because I went in in a lage—I had a letter from a gentleman living in Queen Anne's Mansions—I have not got the letter with me—he is not here—he was subpœnaed on the last occasion—he had applied for a ticket, and the clerk told him I had put Mr. Mitchell's name down without asking his permission—I paid 14 guineas for the room at the Cannon Street Hotel—the supper was 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., wine and spirits were extra—I made rather a good thing of it—I don't know that it was in the interests of the profession; it was partly in my own interest, not entirely, but substantially, yes—the profits all went into my own pocket—there was no contribution to any dramatic fund for the relief of poor and distressed players—I sold the bulk of the tickets to gentlemen I am acquainted with—I sent them in envelopes to gentlemen I am acquainted with; having been acting-manager at three places in London, I know a great may people who are under oblig
<lb/>ation to me, that I have given orders to; and when I have a benefit, or anything of that sort, I should send them tickets; I looked on this as a benefit—there were a few tickets on sale at the Navel and Military Club in Piecadilly, Lord Palmerston's old house—the hall-porter there had charge of them—I was to allow him 10 per cent commission, and I did so—I have not yet been to see how many tickets he sold—I have not got a running account with him—one of the waiters at the London Pavilion sold some—that is place frequented both by ladies and gentlemen—I did not sell any at Evans's—I did not put any of my bills on the tables at Evans's—I swear that I did not—I caused them to be put there—I left some of these circulars with Newby, the head-waiter, to pace on the tables for me—I should not think of being my own bill-distributor, that would be decidedly unbecoming the dignity of the profession—he had no commission—I asked him to oldige me as a customer there—ladies do go there, or did go there; not for some consider
<lb/>able time though, I believe—at this ball thore were no members of the
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<lb/>monde</hi> that I am aware of, not that I personally knew—my knowledge in that direction of socieity is not extensive, not more so than most people's I should think—I don't think there were many of that class there, or I should have had my attention called; there might be many—the waiters at Evans's gad no tickets to sell, so I could not have paid them for selling any—they have not said to me "We have sold a ticket to Mrs. So-and-so," nor have I paid them two shillings for doing so; that has happened at a former ball, not at this ball—I have not sold tickets at Evan's through the instrument
<lb/>tality of Toome and Slack and paid them for selling them; that I swear, in no case—in my former ball Newby sold them—he was the only one I paid</p>
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<p>commission to—I don't know whether Newby sold any tickets in this case—I am under the impression that I did not give him any tickets for this ball—yes; he sold five gentlemen's tickets, I had forgotten it—gentleman's tickets only—"gentlemen's tickets" is marked on them—I did not sell or cause any to be sold to women there; I say that positively; no ladies' tickets whatever—ladies' tickets were not sold at the doors—I had sent invites to I suppose 120 or 130 ladies in the profession gratuitously, with
<lb/>out any charge; that was to be the attraction of the evening—ladies that I knew and ladies that I did not know—to Misses Marie Williams, Emily Denman, Miss Rose Fleury, the two Misses St. George, Madame Azelle, Ada
<hi rend="italic">premier danseuse</hi> at the Canterbury—those are the most distinguished I can mention—that is a fair specimen of the bulk—there was Mdlle. Rosa, once a
<hi rend="italic">premier danseuse</hi> at the Alhambra—the ballet was very strong at the ball—they are very fond of dancing—there was also Miss Ash, and numerous others, mostly chorus singers—no more actresses—my name has always been Stanley since I have been in the profession; it has not always been Stanley—my name is C. H. Hodson—I took the name of Stanley for family reasons—my relations objected to my being in the profession at all—I was formerly a solicitor's clerk—at one time I was a comic singer—I sang comic songs—my name was then Harry Don—my first venture in organising theatrical parties was at the Theatre Royal, Colchester—I was lessee of it—I engaged Charles Mathews, a very unfortunate speculation for me—I lost a great deal of money—it was fortunate for Mr. Mathews—he always got his money; he always took good care to have it—I organised a concert to be given at Tunbridge Wells and Sittingbourne last December twelve months—Madame Brooke, Mr. Cheshire, the harpist, Mrs. Cheshire, and Mr. Sidney were among the troupe—I was the manager—I engaged them at a salary—I took the money at the door—I always do when I embark in any undertaking—I had a handbag with me—the members of the Company very unreasonably requested me to give them some money before they would go on the stage—the thing did not collapse in consequence of any refusal to give them anything—they took it in their own hands—I did not before that bolt to the reilway station; it was after that that they took it into their own hands—I was followed to the railway station by the indignant husband of one of the ladies—I was not found behind the door of one of the out-houses at the station—I was waiting for the train on the platform, not behind the door—the gentleman gave me into custody as he alleged for swindling him and his wife—I was not taken to the police-station—the officer refused to take me, and I went off by the train in question—at that time I was a member of the Junior Garrick Club—that is a club that is supposed to have some representatives of the dramatic profession among its members—after the incident at Tunbridge Wells I was expelled from the club—one of the members of the company I took down was a member of the club, and he brought it before the committee—I can explain the whole of the occurrence—I gave instructions to the booksellers not to sell tickets to ladies, and I myself did not sell tickets to ladies—I supposed that the ladies to whom I had sent invites would attend, that was the only thing I intended—I expected that a few of the gentlemen would bring ladies, their wives or their sweethearts—I decidedly thought that probable—I thought that the members of the Naval and Military Club would bring their wives or sweethearts with them; ladies in their own condition</p>
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<p>of life—I mean to say that decidedly, and so with those who bought tickets at Lacon and Ollier's and the other whose names have been mentioned; that was my idea—I think that idea was realised—the gentle
<lb/>men of the Naval and Military Club brought ladies with them—I did not ask them for their certificates; I took it on trust; you are obliged to—I has only given one ball before—I have given two before—I am quite sure only two—I did give, or attempt to give, a theatrical entertainment at Tun
<lb/>bridge Wells at Christmas about five years ago; the company that I engaged unfortunately, I believe, were not what they should have been; they did not come up to the expectation of the audience; I engaged artists, and if they did not turn out what they professed to be it was not my fault; there was no incident on that occasion about a money bag—I don't know that the police were called in; it might have occurred when I was absent—I went in the mail cart from Tunbridge Wells to get to Tunbridge to get to Brighton; there was no train—the proprietor of the hall spoke to a friend of his, the postmaster, and got me a seat on the mail cart—that must have been about 9 o'clock—the entertainment commenced at 9 o'clock; I was entrepreneur—the house was full; there was no more chance of any money coming in, and I wanted to get to town—I did not leave the money behind me, not likely—I took that with me in the mail cart—it paid very well—I gave a ball at the Assembly Rooms at 29, Vauxhall Bridge Road last year—I cannot exactly fix the date—I don't know whether that was attended by the
<hi rend="italic">Elite</hi> of society—it was not a dramatic ball; it was not a ball given at the request of numerous friends of the theatrical profession; that was my own private spec for my own benefit—I don't know whether it was largely attended by the members of the
<hi rend="italic">demi-monde</hi>, it might have been—I know Mr. Best—I can't swear that the women who attended were principally members of the
<hi rend="italic">demi-monde;</hi> they might have been; I don't know; some of them might have been—I have a doubt; there may have been some unquestionably—my first ball was at the Freemasons' Tavern—Mr. Best is the proprietor—it was a dramatic benefit ball: for my own benefit; very much resembling the ball in Cannon Street—I did not take the same means of selling tickets for that ball that I took with reference to the Cannon Street ball—I took much more precaution at Cannon Street; that precaution was urged upon me by my previous experience—the Freemasons' ball was not wholly satisfactory—it was not such a very great success in point of money—there was a fair trade profit—some of the
<hi rend="italic">demi-monde</hi> got in there; that was my first experience in giving a ball, and I did not know how to work it, I had been advised that if I went to the Freemasons' Tavern and one or two previous balls I might find ladies there to whom I could give complimentary admissions, I went to two balls there, and I gave my com
<lb/>plimentary admissions away to ladies I saw in the room, and a great number of them happened to turn out members of the
<hi rend="italic">demi-monde</hi>—I worked my ball at the Freemasons' from the Freemasons—I mean that I went to previous balls at the Freemasons' Tavern before my ball took place—I distributed my complimentary admissions to ladies I saw there, presuming they were fit to come to my ball, but a great number of them happened to turn out members of the
<hi rend="italic">demi-monde</hi>, so I took the precaution at Cannon Street that nothing of the kind should occur again—my complimentary admissions were dis
<lb/>tributed at the Freemasons' ball for other balls to ladies whom I had seen before, but whose names I did not know and did not ask, whose pro
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<p>I did not know and did not ask; I was taken by their appearance as likely to be attractive features at the dramatic ball; there is generally a dearth of ladies at balls—there was a large sale of tickets in that case just as there was in Cannon Strect—Mr. Best did not, in consequence of the number of ladies of that class that were let in the room, refuse to allow any more to come in; he closed the doors, but he did not give that as a reason; he gave me no reason—I had agreed to pay ten guineas—I refused to pay when he closed the doors—I asked him what the meaning of it was, but he gave me no reason, and afterwards when I went to settle with him I asked him to justify his conduct, and he said "I don't choose to justify my conduct in the least"—I heard from friends of mine that he said he did not like the people that were coming in, that they were prostitutes; they were ladies that I had met there before—I sold tickets for that ball at Evans's and also for the Assembly ball in Vauxhall Bridge Road, not always to gentlemen on those occasions—I sold to ladies at Evans's, and to gentlemen; I did not sell them, the head waiter did; I supplied them, and gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a ticket—I did not give 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to any one who sold one, only to the head waiter—I can mention names of other gentlemen besides Mr. Villiers who were at this ball; Mr. Charles Tritton, who holds a very good position at the Criterion Theatre as an actor; Mr. Goldsworthy, a member of Mr. Wyndham's Pink Dominoes Company; Mr. Charles Harris, stage manager of Covent Garden and the Adelphi—I don't know whether he is here; I subpœnaed him on the last occasion—Mr. Arthur Roberts, one of the principal comic vocalists; he is playing the principal part in the pantomime at Brighton; there were no very great stars there; I cannot mention other names that you would recognise—I engaged the room of Mr. Rand; he is the manager there—I heard that he was advised that the ball was likely to be of a questionable character; that it was going to be attended by people of the class alluded to—I might have told him that Messrs. Mitchell were selling tickets for me; at that time they had not refused to sell them; I swear that—I said I had sent invites to Messrs. James and Thorne, "Our Boys," and no doubt they would attend—I said I expected they would attend—I had no reason for saying so except that I had sent them tickets—Mr. Rand did not after that object to let me the use of the ball-room—he referred me to the solicitor of the company, Mr. Mortimer—I told him I had sent Mr. Hollingshead, of the Gaiety, a ticket—I did not say he would be at the ball; I could not vouch that he would—I said I expected he would—I had no reason to say so except that I had sent him a ticket—he kept the ticket, therefore I made sure that he would come—he subsequently returned it—I have said there were about 100 ladies present; that is a guess; there might have been more or there might have been less—I had nothing to do with the fancy dresses—people came in what dresses they chose—one was a naval officer that "Cannon Ball" so animadverted on—it was a very correct dress—there were costumes, but I really cannot describe them—there were two ladies as sailors—there were two romps, I believe; I mean with skipping-ropes and short frocks; you always see them at a fancy ball—there were people in fancy costumes, but I was too much taken up in seeing that everything was going on properly to notice the dresses—one of the hotel officials was cash-taker at the door—I don't know his name or whether he is here; he was not here last Session—Mr. Rand placed him there—the great majority of the women there were certainly not of the class you have been talking</p>
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<p>about; that I swear positively—from their appearance I should not imagine they were—they must have been either ladies in the profession—I sent invites to ladies in the profession, and if they gave them away I was not to know who they were—there were five librarians who had tickets, and the whole they sold were only four ladies' tickets each—of the 56 sold all were gentlemen's tickets but 20—I will pledge my oath that to the best of my opinion the majority of the women at the ball were properly conducted women, women of good character, and they were mostly ladies of the profession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I don't know all the faces of wives with husbands who come to a ball, and am not able to form any judgment upon sweethearts, nor the exact characters of the men and women who attend theatrical enter
<lb/>tainments as audience—I am not aware that ladies of the
<hi rend="italic">demi-monde</hi> come to my performances, and had I been aware of it I could not prevent it unless their conduct was outrageous—my original mane was Hodson, and I was formerly a solicitor's clerk—afterwards I became an actor and took to comic singing, and I was a walking gentleman and light comedian, the character of which is a young gentleman in an ordinary comedy who makes love to one of the prettiest young ladies—that was the department I took, not high tragedy—a great many actors think it an ascent in the profession to take to comic singing, they make more money—the
<hi rend="italic">Era</hi> notices music halls—I had a very favourable notice in the Era—I have only last year got up a ball, I have had various entertainments—I have had Mackney and Arthur Sketchley and various things; that was after I left acting—I have known Mr. Ledger some years, and have been in communication with him a great number of times—I have had numerous paragraphs in the
<hi rend="italic">Era</hi> to obtain engagements, and am able to say that Mr. Ledger was acquainted with my career very well indeed—I called upon him in reference to this ball, and was sent up into his private room, I gave him a ticket for himself and some
<lb/>body else, and also sent tickets to Messrs. Thorne and James and other—the first entertainment I gave was with Charles Mathews, at the Theatre Royal, Colchester—it was a failure—then about the Tunbridge affair: Mr. Sydney, of the Junior Garrick Club, asked me if I could take himself, Mr. John Cheshire, and Madame Brooke out at Christmas—I wrote to Tun
<lb/>bridge Wells, and advertised a concert for Boxing Day, but could not engage a room, and the librarian advised me not to come—in consequence of that we went the next day to Sittingbourne, and when the concert was about to commence Madame Brooke's husband and Mr. Sydney came to me and said "We want out money"—I said "It is a very bad house, there is not the money in"—I told him I would give it him to-morrow at the club, being a fellow-member, and he said "Oh, dear, no; we are not going to do that sort of thing"—then I said "I will return the money to the audience," upon which Mr. Brooke said "We will take the money if you will hand over what is in the house and let us take what comes in, and we will go on with the performance"—I acquiesced, and having no further duties I went to the station—Mr. Brooke came after me and said "You are not going away like that; we want some more money"—I said "You cannot have it; Mr. Sydney shall have it to-morrow"—upon that they called a constable, and he refused to take me in custody, and I went away in the train—Mr. Sydney sent to the secretary of the club, and I attended—the committee said "If you choose to pay the money no further notice will be taken"—I</p>
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<p>declined to do so and left—I was not expelled—a day or two after I had a letter from the secretary saying they were very sorry I was no longer a member of the club—I was ready at the place where the concert was to have returned the money to the audience—five or six years since I had a troupe of Christy's at Tunbridge—I really don't know what happened, but I went away in the mail-cart; there was no complaint made in connection with that—there were about 300 persons at this ball, and I was informed that about 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was realised in the drinking department, but there was nothing approaching drunkenness going on in the rooms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-21" type="given" value="ROBERT EDWARD"/>ROBERT EDWARD VILLIERS</persName> </hi>. I have been connected with the theatrical profession for 40 years—I was at the Haymarket seven years performing in tragedy, light comedy, and walking gentleman—Mrs. Villiers and I carry on the entertainments at the Royal Hotel Assembly Rooms, Margate; also dances every evening during the summer season; they are admitted to be most respectable, and have had the criticism of the
<hi rend="italic">Times, Daily Telegraph</hi>, and
<hi rend="italic">Standard</hi>—I have opened the Canterbury, and latterly the London Pavilion, and in these different undertakings I have endeavoured to keep the audience respectable—I have known Mr. Hodson Stanley about seven years—he sent me a ticket for this ball and I went to it, to the best of my recollection I arrived there about 11.45, and I think there was about 150 people dancing then; they were dancing most properly—I remained till 3.45—I saw Mr. Ledger there and spoke to him; I think it was then about 1 o'clock or 1.30, it is difficult to be positive to time—he said "How do you do? you have come here," and I don't think he said anything more the first time—I think I saw him again after the supper; no, pardon me, it was before; Mr. Stanley asked me to take the chair, being the oldest dramatic person present, and I said to Mr. Ledger "I have been asked to take the chair, but I don't see any necessity, because they surely don't require speeches as they come here for dancing"—Mr. Ledger said "Oh! I certainly should not take it if I were you"—he gave no reason—I did not take the chair—I told Mr. Stanley it would be unadvisable for any public man to take the chair, because it would only entail a lot of speechifying, which was not necessary at a public ball; and I don't know whether it was taken, I did not observe—at any rate nobody spoke as chairman—I remained after the supper, but did not notice anything unusual—I have attended many balls, and I may say that the impression I formed was that it was most orderly and respectable as far as a public ball would go—I did not notice any painted harlots, but I certainly noticed seven or eight or what we politely call the
<hi rend="italic">demi-monde</hi>, but I see them in all assemblies that I go to; there was nothing in their demeanour or manner that was insulting or offensive—the whole thing was thoroughly well conducted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go alone to this ball—Mrs. Frederici and a friend of hers accompanied me—I don't know who she was, but I believe she told me that she would be going to Gatti's, at Covent Garden, as an extra—an extra is a lady who has no particular talent for acting or dancing, and may be made captain of a regiment of imaginary soldiers—on leaving the ball I saw one lady home in a brougham, and I think I saw Mrs. Frederici home—her husband was not there; he had recently been suffering from a peculiar state, and was rather demented; he had enlisted in the 16th Lancers, and is now bought off I believe—I had known him nine months; he was in my company under the name of Butler; the last time I saw him</p>
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<p>was about four months age—I did not dance with the ladies I accompanied to the ball—I danced with Miss Wilson and her eldest sister—I rent the London Pavilion, it is a music hall, and ladies of the demi-monde attend theres, not largely—since Evans's lost its singing licence I should say the Aquarium has been the general resort for them—I take overy means of Preventing it—I do not divide that class of support with the Aquarium—Suppers are not served at the Pavilion, refreshments are, and at all the bars And in every department we don't allow ladies to be served—I allow refresh
<lb/>ments to be served in the private boxes; that is a source from which I derive profit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do all I can to make the place answer and carry it on respecdly—I do not encourage the presence of women of the town at my places of entertainment—I adopt the most stringent rules to prevent it, but if they are brough with gentlemen it is impossible to keep them out; as a rule they behave themselves—Medame Frederici's husband is an excellent singer—there is not the slightest ground for imputing any impropriety in the nature of my acquaintance with Mrs. Frederici that is wanted to be suggested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RUSSELL</hi>. When I saw Mr. Ledger at the ball I did not say "If you are taking any notice of this ball, pray don't mention my name as being here," there is no foundation for saying it—it was perfectly immaterial to me whether my name was mentioned or not—I made no such remark to Mr. Ledger—if the ball had been as is represented I shold not have remained, I should have left before the end; I should not have appealed to Mr. Ledger to have left my name out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18800112-name-22" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-22" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE LAWLER</persName> </hi>. I was at this ball—I am not in any way connected with the theatrical profession—I did not see any female friends of mine there to my knowledge—I am in the habit of receiving visits from one gentleman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the ball because I thought it was a public ball—I paid for my ticket at the door—Mr. Standly did not know anything of me previously, to my Knowledge; I did not know him—I am under the protection of a gentleman—there is no ground for treating me as a common prostitute; perhaps previous to now they might have done so—I was not dressed in any indecent fashion—I am not "a painted harlot," perhaps I don't understand the term—I did not by act or deed commit the slightest indecency or impropriety—I don't know Mr. Ledge—I went to the ball alone and returned alone—I believe I had one waltz—I went there for the amusement of the evening, certainly not with a view to prostitution—I have been to several public balls, and sometimes to the opera, when I am taken there—I go to the different theatres, sometimes in the boxes, sometimes in the stalls—I have never been refused admission to any of the theatres or any of the public balls—I have not been to any ball at Willis's rooms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am sometimes called "The Captain" in a lark—I believe I have been known by that name for some years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. MAITLAND</hi>. I live in the neighbourhood of Pimlico—I am not a Member of the theatrical profession, and never have been—I attended the ball in question, accompanied by a gentleman in the theatrical profession—he did not pay for my ticket, I got it at Olliver's, in Bond Street—I went there with a lady friend to get it—I left the ball alone—I wore a sailor's costume, the ordinary sailor's dress; I did not wear a hat—I am a lodger,</p>
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<p>no other ladies lodge in the house—I saw one or two of my friends at the ball—I am now living under the protection of a gentleman, and was at the time of the ball—I formerly received visits from gentlemen—I go to the Pavilion now and then; I have never been to the Canterbury Hall—I usually go to the Pavilion with my friend, whose protection I am living under—I very seldom go alone: sometimes with a lady friend, and without a gentleman—I have never been refused admittance under those circumstances.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not been in the habit of frequenting the Pavillion till the last week—I have been at other balls, and to most of the theatres in London—I have never been refused at any theatre.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. HOLROYD</hi>. I attended this ball—I am not connected with the Theatrical profession, and have never been—my ticket was bought by the Gentleman that took me there—I sometimes go to the Pavilion, never alone, With a gentleman—I receive the visits of one gentleman at present; it has not always been so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have always been under the protection of one gentle
<lb/>man, and have gone out with him—I was served with a subpoena to come here—I did not conduct myself with any indecency at this ball—I was in ordinary evening dress—I left alone, before the gentleman who took me there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. SAMUELS</hi>. I attended this ball—I bought my ticket at Ollivier's, in Bond Street—I had no difficulty in getting it—I went to the ball alone—I saw friends there, both ladies and gentlemen; a dozen, or perhaps more—I receive the visits of gentlemen—I am not connected with the theatrical profession—I was dressed as a sailor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a public ball, where you go in full and fancy dress, and I thought I might go in what dress I thought proper—I did not commit any act of indecency or see any—I was admitted at the opera.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. GREY</hi>. I was at this ball—I went with two gentlemen; one of them bought my ticket—I did not ask him where he got it—I am not con
<lb/>nected with the theatrical profession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been subpœnaed—I don't know who found me out—I was dressed in plain evening dress, made high in the neck—I was not painted; I don't use it—I did not see or commit any acts of indecency or impropriety—I did nothing but dance—I went for that purpose alone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. THORN</hi>. I was at this ball—I had my ticket sent me; not by Mr. Stanley—I asked him for one, but he would not give it me—I think it was at the Pavilion I asked him—I heard that he was selling tickets there—I had my ticket sent me by a gentleman; he sent two, one for a lady friend, and we went with two gentlemen—I am not connected with the theatrical profession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in a box at the Pavilion about a fortnight before the ball—Mr. Stanley did not give me any reason for refusing to sell me a ticket; he told me that no ladies would be there—I understood his reason for refusing to be in consequence of what he thought was my profession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw Mr. Stanley at the ball—he did not ask me to dance with him—I did not address him or he me—I knew by sight, not by name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-23" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-23" type="given" value="MILLIE"/>MILLIE BINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I attended this ball with a lady and two gentleman</p>
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<p>—my ticket was sent me by a gentleman—I am not connected with the theatrical profession—I went in fancy drss; a Turkish dress, and my friend also.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I noticed no impropriety in the room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. NELSON</hi>. I attended this ball—I had a ticket sent me by a gentle
<lb/>man, and went with him—I was in fancy costume, as Carmen from the opers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-24" type="surname" value="STARN"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-24" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK STARN</persName> </hi>. I was a waiter at Evans's—I left this day week—I was a waiter there in October, November, and December last year—I know Mr. Hodson Stanley by coming freguently to Evans's, I should say nearly every night, six weeks before the ball—he had with him some of these printed programmes—he distributed them about the tables—I saw him do that—he did it sometimes nightly, and then it was stopped, and the head waiter gave us out these circulars himself to put round—after a certain time he did not put them round himself—there was another ball being advertised, not connected with Mr. Stanley, and they said "Don't allow any of those other circulars to be put round, only Mr. Stanley's"—the head waiter said that other circulars part of the room—Evan's licence has been discontinued—there was a large attendance of women at Evans's about that time, before the ball—they used to sit at the tables, but they were partitioned off—there was only one part allowed for the women, and the other end of the room was for gentlemen only—I have seen these bills put on the parts where the gentlemen sat and where the ladies sat—I have not seen the prosecutor sell tickets there him
<lb/>self—I don't know whether any tickets were sold for this ball or not; I think the head know whether any tickets were sold for this ball or not; I ence to other balls—this ball was advertised in the same way as others.</p>
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<persName id="t18800112-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-25" type="surname" value="TOOME"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-25" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY TOOME</persName> </hi>. I was a waiter at Evans's—I have seen Mr. Stanley there for some time, frequenting the place of an evening—I have hard the evidence of the last witness—I believe it to be correct—I have not seen Mr. Stanley himself distribute bills; I have seen them lying on the tables the greater part of the evening—I did not see them actually placed there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-26" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY IRVING</persName> </hi>. I have known Mr. Ledger about 15 or 16 years—his paper, the Era, is the recognised organ of the dramatic profession, devoting itself entirely to that branch of art—I should call it a representative paper—his character is that of a man strictly honourable, honest, and upright, I should call him a gentleman; that is the opinion entertained of him by everybody that I know—I signed a paper in common with 200 and odd members of the profession in reference to this case—I do not know any respectable person in the profession who was in any way connected with this ball.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If I were asked the same question about a vast number of other balls, I don't know that I should give the same answer, it would depend. upon where they were—I know nothing of this ball—there are thousands of balls that I know nothing about—I have read the alleged libel from be
<lb/>ginnig to end—all I know about this ball is from what I read in the Era; all I know is, that it was not at all connected with the theatrical profession—no one I know in the profession was connected with it; they would not be—what I thought on reading the article was that it was not severe enough, because I think it was infamous to connect such a calling as ours</p>
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<p>with anything so disgraceful—a great many of the public, who know no better, believe what they read, therefore I think it a most mischievous thing towards us all, not perhaps by friends, but by outside people—it would not affect us among our friends, but strangers, country places away from London might be prejudiced, and might imagine the advertisement of a ball of this description to be a legitimate one—I should not call young ladies of the ballet members of the profession.</p>
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<persName id="t18800112-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-27" type="surname" value="WARNER"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-27" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WARNER</persName> </hi>. I have heard what Mr. Irving has said as to the estimation in which Mr. Ledger is held, and agree with it perfectly—I know of no one connected with the theatrical profession who had anything to do with this ball—I do not know of any members of the dramatic profession who had anything to do with it—I believe my manager, Mr. Gooch, was offered a tricket, and he certainly told me that he should not go to such a place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor has acted with me about three or four weeks at the Opera Comique—they did not pay the salaries, and I refused to act—he had nothing to do with that—that was about eight years ago.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-28" type="surname" value="WIGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-28" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE WIGAN</persName> </hi>. I have heard the statement of Mr. Irving and Mr. Warner as to the estimation in which Mr. Ledger has been held—I entirely agree with it—I do not know one member of the dramatic profession who had anything to do with this ball.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor has played at theatre—I was manger of the Olympic Theatre at the time—I do not know that there are many balls given in London which the humbler branches of the theatrical profess
<lb/>sion attend—I have heard of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses in Reply.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-29" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I have a large experience in public entertainments in London—I have been manager of the Aquarium and the Aquarium Theatre—I went to this ball; I paid at the door—I should not call it a dramatic ball; it was largely attended by women of the
<hi rend="italic">demi-mode.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Aquarium is the place that has been unfairly described in the course of the case.</p>
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<persName id="t18800112-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-30" type="surname" value="RAND"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-30" type="given" value="EDWARD HOWARD"/>EDWARD HOWARD RAND</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the Cannon Street Hotel at which this ball was held—Mr. Stanley came to me in September last with a view of engaging the room—he produced to me a card with "Hodson Stanley, Junior Garrrick Club" on it—I did not know at that time that he had been expelled from that club—I have not got the card now—I engaged to let him the room—he represented it to be a dramatic ball—after I had to let him the room I received a communication giving me a warn
<lb/>ing on the subject, in consequence of which I wrote to Mr. Stanley—I after
<lb/>wards saw him, and referred him to my solicitor—he afterwards gave me the going to attend the ball, Messrs. Gatti, James, and Thorne, Mr. Willing, the advertising agent; I think that is all I necessary for me to see Mr. Stanley again—up to that time I did not know that he was not a member of the Junior Garrick Club; I knew before I heard it yesterday in Court that he had been expelled; I knew it before this case came on, but not till after what a dramatic ball is—I have no means of saying whether it was a ball largely attended by women of the
<hi rend="italic">demi-monde</hi> class—I understood that 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was taken for tickets at the door.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am certain that "Junior Garrick Club" was on the card; it was not erased—I am positive that there not line across it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know her—I was told about her when I entered the room—I cannot tell you who told me, whether his veracity was to be relied upon I cannot tell—this is my writing, "There was put into my had about a week ago a card bearing the following invitation"—I meant by that that Mr. Ledger gave it to me—by the allusion to "Photographed Zulus," I meant that there had been some little badinage about the Zulus in the City, and that as this ball was held in the City it might be inquired into; it was simple badinage—I did not intend to imply that there were naked figured, I meant that the Lord Mayor would have an opportunity of seeing what was being carried on in the City.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was for four years superintendent at the auditorium at the Alhambra—I can't tell how many of the 74 persons who were admitted by paying for their tickets at the door were women—there might be 50—I am not certain; I do not know Mrs. Jeffreys, of Church Street, by name—I may know her by sight—that is not in the division I belong to; it is in the D division—no lady was pointed out to me that I remember.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, Jan.</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-50" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PHIPPEN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Salisbury Arms, Marylebone—on 17th December, a little before 7, the prisoners came in, and Murphy asked for a Pint of ale and gave me a shilling—I bent it in the tester and said "This is bad; have you any more?"—he said "Yes"—I gave it back to him, and he gave me another—I tried it; it bent and was bad also—I gave them in custody with the second coin—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the prisoners were taking together, but Sullivan did nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-51" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GENTRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 142). I was called to the Salisbury Arms, and the prisoners were given into my custody with one bad shilling, And Murphy gave me another and said "I did not know they were bad; We had them given to us for carrying a parcel to Paddington"—Sullivan said "I don't know anything about it; I was standing outside when this man asked me if I would have a drop of beer; I said 'Yes,' and came in with him"—I found 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Murphy and nothing on Sullivan—Murphy said that he lived with his mother at 22, Paradise Street—I went there, and his mother showed me a box, which she said was his.
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">expressed a doubt as to this being evidence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">therefore called.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-52" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH GRAMMAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). The prisoner lives at 22, Paradise Street, High Street, Marylebone—I have called there and seen him in the House—I do not know which room he occupied, but he told me he lives With his mother—I know he has been living there for some time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-53" type="surname" value="GENTRY"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-53" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GENTRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Continued</hi>). I searched the box, and found in it this convict's licence in the name of William Murphy—it is a conviction of larceny at Durham in October, 1873; sentence, seven years' penal servitude and seven years' police supervision—I had that paper in my hand when I entered the prisoner's room the next morning, and he said "What have you got there, my papers?"—I said "Yes"—he nodded his head, but said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sullivan.</hi> I have known you a number of years, and Never knew anything against you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-54" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOOPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 270). I assisted Gentry in taking Sullivan to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am employed by the Mint—these coins are Both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Murphy's Defence.</hi> I received two shillings from a gentleman for a job, And took Sullivan in to give him some drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan's Defence.</hi> I did not know the money was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-150-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Durham in October</hi>, 1873.—
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<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="t18800112-name-58" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE DOWNING</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Three Compasses, Cow Crose—on 30th November, about 9 p.m. Harris came in with a man and put down a shilling for a quartern of rum—I gave her 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—the coin was rather dark, and being busy I put it in a compartment of the till by itself—</p>
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<p>a few minutes afterwards Inwood came in and had twopennyworth of whisky—she spoke to Harris and the man, and appeared to know them very well—I think the man asked for the whisky, and while I had gone for hot water a shilling was placed on the counter—I took it up and threw it on a cabinet and found it did not ring—I tried it in the tester and it bent—I then ran to the till and got the other shilling, which bent also—the man the ran out without my speaking to him—I sent for the landlord, and the prisoners were given in custody with the shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-59" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE BRADSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Two Blue Posts, Laystall Street, about a quarter of an hour's walk from the Three Compasses—on Saturday night, 30th November, Harris came in with a young man, about 6.5, and shortly afterwards Inwood came in with a man, who called for a Pot of ale and gave me a shilling; I put it into the till and gave him 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Change—they seemed to know each other, they all four drank of the ale—the same man then called for a quartern of rum, which came to 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me another shilling, and I gave him 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change; they all four drank of the rum, and the same man called for another quartern and again paid with a shilling; I found it was bad and showed it to another barmaid, who broke it and gave it back to him, and asked him if it was one of his own make—he said "No," and paid with a good sixpence—they all four went away Together—I was too busy to notice whether the other coins were bad, but I saw Miss Farnsworth find two more bad shillings in the till.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-60" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-60" type="surname" value="FARNSWOTTH"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-60" type="given" value="ARABELLA"/>ARABELLA FARNSWOTTH</persName> </hi>. I am the landlady's sister—on 30th November, Between 6 and 7 o'clock, the last witness brought me a shilling; I tried it in the tester and broke it in two pieces—I said to a man there "Is this one of your own making?"—he said "I know where I took it"—I saw the two prisoners and two men together, and saw them all four leave together—I then examined the till and found two more bad shillings—there were other shillings in the till—they bent slightly in the tester—I gave them to Mr. Allaway.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ALLAWAY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Blue Posts—Harris came in just as I went out—I don't think Inwood was there then—I came back some time after the prisoner had left, and the last witness handed me two bad shillings, which I gave to the constable—the prisoners were placed with others at the station and I picked out Harris.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-62" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-62" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DOUGHTY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 298). On 30th November the prisoners Were given into my custody at the Three Compasses—Harris said "I went Into the Three Compasses with a man, and the prisoner Inwood; Inwood Gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to pay for drink, and I did not know whether they were good or bad"—I told Inwood I should take her for uttering counterfeit coin; she only laughed—she heard what Harris said—Miss Downing gave me these two bad shillings (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Harris said at the station "I and the Prisoners went into a public-house at the corner of Laystall Street, Mount Pleasant, where we had several drinks, and the man passed two shillings for drink, and the third one the barmaid thought was not good and broke it in two and gave it back to the man, and we all left together"—I received this bad shilling from Elizabeth Cook, and Allaway gave me two bad shillings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harris.</hi> You said that you did not know whether' any had money was passed in the house, and that you should tell the whole truth.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-63" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-63" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-63" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH COOK</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Clerkenwell Police station—on 30th November I searched Harris, but found nothing—I found on Inwood 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, two good sixpences, and a bad shilling, which I Handed to Doughty—Harris said "It is all through drink I am here; I have Previously been fined a small amount for being drunk, and I had to go to Prison in default, it is the first time I was ever locked up"—Inwood laughed and said "I know I am a bad woman, but it can't be helped." and she asked me to give her the shilling back to get something to eat, but the counterfeit shilling was the only one she had—I told her to come back with me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These five shillings are bad and from the same mould—a good coin would require great force to break it in a tester.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Inwood says:</hi> "The man gave me the money to call for the drink, and I did not know it was bad."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris says:</hi> "I met the man in the public-house in Laystall Street. We got into conversation. Inwood offered to take me to a lodging for the night, and they would pay for our lodging and give us something to eat. I did not know the coins were bad, I never looked at them."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners repeated the same statements in their defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-151-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">INWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of felony.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-151-18800112 t18800112-151-punishment-9"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18800112-151-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-151-18800112 t18800112-151-punishment-10"/>Eight Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-152-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800112-152-offence-1 t18800112-name-66"/>William Parker</persName> with intent to steal, after a previous conviction at this Court in May, 1878—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-152-18800112 t18800112-152-punishment-11"/>Two Years' Im
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<interp inst="t18800112-153-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering a medal resembling a sovereign.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-68" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY RABE</persName> </hi>. My father is a baker, of 8, Museum Street—on 13th Decem
<lb/>ber, about 11.30, I served the prisoner with three half-quartern loaves, which came to 11 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he placed a coin similar to this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on the counter head upwards—I gave him three farthings change, and he waited for the 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I turned the coin over, and saw that it was not a sovereign; it had "To Hanover" on it—I showed it to my father in the parlour, who came out and spoke to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think he was drunk; he remained in the shop after my father had sent for a policeman in his hearing, but my father remained there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-69" type="given" value="HENRY BARNARD"/>HENRY BARNARD RABE</persName> </hi>. My daughter showed me this coin, and I went out, and said to the prisoner "What do you mean by this?"—he spoke thick, and I could not understand him—he had had a glass—I stood against the door, and he said "How much longer are you going to keep me?"—I said "Till the policeman comes"—I was not holding him—after the police came he said that he got it from a man outside, and then from a mate of</p>
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<p>his—the policeman asked him who the mate was, and he could not say—I should say that he knew what he was about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The coin was quite clean then—my counter is a dark one—I went by the lightness of the coin, and when I turned it over I found it was not a sovereign—the prisoner did not move towards the door to get out, but he could not have got out if he had tried.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WHITING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 50). I was called—Miss Rabe charged the prisoner, and I said "How did you come by this kind of money?"—he said "A man out in the street gave it to me as a sovereign, and I thought it was a sovereign"—I said "I think there are not many men going about giving away sovereigns in the streets"—he said "My mat who I work with gave it to me as a sovereign in payment for my weekly wages"—I said "Could you tell me the names of your mate, and the man out in the street?"—he said "I cannot"—I said "Can you tell me the name of your employer?"—he said "No"—I found nothing on him—I had accident
<lb/>ally pushed against him five or six minutes before, and apologized to him for it—I took an observation of his name and appearance, and he appeared perfectly sober, but when I was called into the shop he was shamming drunkenness—I reminded him that I was the constable who had spoken to him five or six minutes before—he said "You are the constable," and he then revived, and became sober almost immediately—he said in answer to the Magistrate that he found the coin in Museum Street—he had not said that before—that was the third account he gave of it—he was sober when he was at the station—Mr. Rabe gave me this medal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I will swear he was perfectly sober in the shop, but he may have had just one glass—I said before the Magistrate, I think. "He revived, and became sober almost immediately," not "he almost became sober immediately"—I did not know him before he pushed against me—he had been employed by the parish—he gave his correct address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is an Hanoverian medal, and is not worth a farthing—they are used as whist markers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was so drunk I cannot tell where I was till next morning. I picked it up. I did not know it was bad. I did not know what I was saying."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver in a clothes-box under the bed in the parlour, which was not locked—the gold was in a small card bos—I returned at 11.30, and found the prisoner asleep in the front garden, and the front door open—he had been living in the house three months—the parlour door was burst open, the window was half open, and a small table with ornaments on it was knocked over and broken—my clothes-box was pulled out from under the bed, and the clothes all over the floor, and the cash-box gone—I got a constable; we found the prisoner a quarter of a mile off, and I said to him, "Frank, have</p>
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<p>you got my money?"—he said "No, Tom, I have not"—I said "If you have got my money I won't say anything about it"—I then heard a rattle in a box which was under his arm, and said "What have you got under your arm?"—he said "I have not got your money, this is all I have got, some
<lb/>body else is in it, and I shan't split," taking a small box from under his arm, and giving it to the constable—I examined it, and found nothing but silver in it—there was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the cardboard box was found on him at the station, and a quantity of gold and silver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You have lived in my house—when you have minded the shop for me I have trusted you with upwards of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I never found anything wrong—I have lent you money several times—the front door was locked when I went home—often told you to take money which was on the table if you wanted it to buy any thing when I was not at home—you had a barrow—you always went to market with Me of a morning ever since I started—I have trusted you with my horse, Van, goods, and money, and never knew you to be dishonest, and I do not Believe you would be only for the drink—you were drunk when I saw you In the garden—I did not hear you say "Tom, I have got your money"—I Have always told you to take money when you could do yourself good With it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not authorize him to take money from the cash-box Under the bed; that was my stock money, which I had for my business—he that he had got some money, and I said "If you give it to me I shall not lock you up, Frank"—neither the box under the bed or the cash-box were locked—he did not refuse to give me the money—he gave it to the constable, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., but he said that he had not got the amount of gold in the box—I referred to that when I said that I would not lock him up if he gave me the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-76" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 201
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). I was talking to the prosecutor when the prisoner passed—I stopped him, and said "Mr. Ryan suspects you of breaking into his house and stealing a cash-box containing 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—he said "All right"—I said "Have you the cash-box with you?"—he said "No"—I searched him, and found this cash-box under his overcoat—he said "There is another in it, but I shan't round; I am caught, and I must suffer"—I then went and examined the premises—I have heard the prosecutor's evidence, it is correct—the parlour door appeared to have been opened from onside—I searched the prisoner at the station, and found 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 7 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze in his breast and in his coat pockets, and this cardboard-box in his coat pocket, which the prosecutor has identified as the box which had the gold in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Ryan spoke to you first—I took the box from under the coat you have on now—you had been drinking, but knew what you were about.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-77" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HYDE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, and lodge over the shop in the prose
<lb/>cutor's House—on 14th December, about 9.30 p.m., I heard the prisoner Singing—he was sitting on the stairs the worse for liquor—I was in bed, and did not go to him; I thought he was tight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did see two bushels of pears and 1 1/2 cwt. of chestnuts Behind the street-door—I believe you often put your things in Mr. Ryan's Shop when you come home of a night—you seemed jolly.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was drunk. I went Into the passage and put what belonged to me there. I fell asleep for an hour or a little over; then got up and staggered against the parlour door, and when I awoke again I found myself lying half in the room and half in the passage. I got up and took his money, and going down stairs I was so drunk I fell into the garden, and lay there about half an hour. I had no intention to steal the money before I fell into the room."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence stated that he had frequently borrowed money of Mr. Ryan and lent him money, and that having had a little drink he took the money to buy a horse and cart, as the prosecutor permitted him to use his money, and he had often done so before.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I found about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. under the Bed—the prisoner did not tell me he had made arrangements to buy a Horse and cart—I had given him no authority to do so—he has taken Money without my sanction before—I only sanctioned his doing so in the course of my business.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Commissioner Kerr.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was taken into custody, and have remained in custody since I was committed for trial—the prisoner was admitted to bail—I did not threaten to kill the prisoner—I know Lugi Salaro—he was not there—I did not see him that evening, nor all day—the prisoner did not say a word When he hit me—he cought hold of me, and then I threw him—I had a</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-91" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I live at the Fox and Hounds, Old Brentford—on Saturday, 27th December, followed Christof up the yard leading to my House—he was not sober—he met the prisoner and spoke to him in Italian—the prisoner had a knife in his hand—he caught hold of Christof's collar, but Christof was quick and got the prisoner on the ground—I did not see the knife used.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 448). About 10.15 on December 27th I went with Policeman T 484 to this yard in Old Brentford—I saw Christof with a wooden pole in his hand, and he was drunk and very excited—he was bleeding from a wound on the face—I went into the house and saw Guanneri, who was also drunk and bleeding from a wound over the nose—Guanneri gave Christof into custody, and Christof com
<lb/>plained of being stabbed—I afterwards went back to the yard and found this white-handled table knife—there was no blood on it—a woman handed me this knife in the house, and I found this knife on Christof. (
<hi rend="italic">Three knives were produced</hi>)—I found a knife on Guanneri at the station—Guanneri said to Christof at the station "You have stabbed me"—Christof said, pointing to his left side, "You have stabbed me here"—I saw the wound on his left side.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-94" type="given" value="LUGI"/>LUGI SALARO</persName> </hi>. I know the prisoners Guanneri and Christof—I am an Organ grinder—I was examined before the Magistrate—I saw Christof out
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<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> took Guanneri in his own house—Guanneri was then insensible—Christof went home, but came back in ten minutes and broke Guanneris windows, and then he wanted to kill them all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">In custody</hi>). I am an owner of organs and live at Brentford—on the 27th December, about 10 p.m., I was in my house—I had Taken my boots off and was going to bed—I had seen Christof that evening About 8 o'clock—he came to my house about 10 o'clock and said "I want To kill you all," so I went out and said "I never had any quarrel with you and I don't want to have a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> to-night; you go to bed and I will go to bed"—he then struck me with some instrument which went into my bones and knocked me down—I became insensible—when I became sensible Christof came a second time with a piece of timber in his hand and broke all my windows both down and upstairs—part of a window went on the bed where my child was—it cried and has since died—I was taken to the station and the prisoner said he was stabbed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said what I have said to-day at he police-court—Christof had not been in the house and told me I had stabbed him—this black-handled knife is mine—it was in my house—I use it for cleaning the wheels of my barrow—I do not know where it was on this night—when Guanneri threw me on the ground I did not fall on my face—I had been drinking; I began about 7 o'clock in the morning, but I did not keep on drinking all day—I had only been in two public-houses—one was the Fox and Hounds; I do not know the name of the other—I was about two hours in the last one—Christof was not with me there—I left about 8.30 I think, but I do not carry a watch—the first I left about 2 o'clock in the afternoon—I might have been there from 7 a. m.—we were all together there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-99" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am 15 years of age—I live at Old Brentford in the same house as Guanneri—on 27th December Christof came to our house about 10 p.m.—Joe Guanneri spoke to him at the corner of the house in a language I do not understand, when he caought Joe round the neck and threw him against a cart, then the threw him on the ground and began punching him—Joe's wife came out, threw Christof off and took Joe indoors—Joe's eye and nose were bleeding—a third man was there—he did nothing—I did not see any nstrument of any kind in either of their hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was no light, and if Guanneri had a knife in his hand I could not have seen it—the yard is where they keep carts—it is all gravel, but that is hard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-100" type="given" value="EDWARD SEPTIMUS"/>EDWARD SEPTIMUS EARL</persName> </hi>. I saw Guanneri on the same night I saw Christof—he was suffering from a small punctured wound beneath the right eye, leading to a great deal of haemorrihage from the nose, and the bones of the nose were injured—the wound may have been caused by some sharp instrument, or by the man falling upon something sharp in the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bones of the nose were fractured—that is more consistent with falling on something hard than being struck with a knife, but it is consistent with a man's fist coming in contact with it—it is quite possible that the two injuries may have been caused by a fall.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 448). I was called to this house on 27th December, about 10.15 p.m.—Christof was in the yard with a piece of wood fence in his hand—he was drunk—I went into the house—I saw</p>
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<p>Guanneri drunk, and bleeding from a wound on the nose, and a wound Under the eye—he made a charge against Christof, in consequence of which I took Christof into custody—Christof then made a charge against Guanneri—I found this knife in the yard—Christof said "You have stabbed me in the side," pointing to his left side—Guanneri said "You have stabbed me too."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief. Cross-examined.</hi>) I followed Christof up the yard—Guanneri was outside his house—Christof went towards Guanneri—said something in Italian—he had a knife in his hand—he had no shoes or coat on—I saw them come close together, and Guanneri fell to the ground—it was dark, I could not tell whether Guanneri used the knife—Christof had no knife in his hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-103" type="given" value="LUGI"/>LUGI SALARO</persName> </hi>. I am an organ-grinder, and neighbour of Christof's—I met Christof as I was coming out of the yard of this public-house on this night, and I persuaded him to go back—Buanneri came out of the house when Christof halloaed—both went close to a cart which was in the yard—Guanneri said to Christof "What have you got to halloa so for?" and he said also "You go home; I am not very well; you go to bed, I shall go to bed too"—Christof lifted up his hand, and gave Guanneri a blow—Guanneri fell on the ground—Christof kept beating him—two young women got hold of Guanneri, and took him indoors—I and these two women only were in the yard at the time the quarrel began—Christof had something in his hand—I could not say whot it was; it was dark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was not too dark for me to see Christof strike——Morris and Rogers were there—I said so at the police-court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 484). At 10.5 on the 27th December I was with Laughlin—I saw Christof in Morris's yard; he was in a very weird state—I went into the kitchen—Guanneri was there bleeding—I apprehended Christof; he complained of being stabbed in his left side.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-160-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Manisty.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COWIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-110" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT JOYCE</persName> </hi>. I am principal clerk in the secretary's office of the General Post-office, attached to the Discipline Branch of the service—on 30th December I received this letter, dated the 29th—I have had other letters in the same hand, which have purported to come from the prisoner—I have not conversed with him about those letters.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY FOULKES</persName> </hi>. I have been a letter carrier at Sheerness for 10 years—I know the prisoner; I have seen him write frequently, and know his handwriting—I believe this letter to be his.(
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<p>Must again force myself after 10 months, being discharged by a receiver of Stolen property. The last time I was at the post-office I saw a bully; He told me my statement was false, and showed me the door like a gentle
<lb/>man. I suppose he is a countryman of this intelligent officer; he might Think he had bullied me, but he was never more out in his life. I have yet To learn that the law is dealt out by the General Post-officials. I Have waited 10 months to get justice; I see no other course than to take it On myself. Which I will. I will shoot this thief to-morrow morning, Tues
<lb/>day 30th, about 10 o'clock. I will put a bullet through the window on the right of the door of the General Post-office, and perhaps we will get it a settled another way, if I don't get what you have taken from me. Sir, I remain your obedient servant, H. Branston, 10, York Road, Battersea Park."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Continued</hi>). I had seen the prisoner previously at the General Post-office in June—on the first occasion he pleaded very hard that The decision by which he was dismissed might be reconsidered and altered—he began to speak of all he said he had suffered from the Post-office officials at sheerness—I don't remember that he named any particular individual, but he spoke against those who had been in authority there, the late postmaster and the then acting postmaster—Mr. Hartigan was then acting postmaster—I told him that any reconsideration of his case was quite leading into a vestibule, and in this vestibule there is a glass care in which the hall porter sits; on the right is a side door which leads into a small office—it would be very dangerous to fire a bullet in there—Mr. Hartigan was not at the General Post-office at that time, nor yet at sheerness; I don't of my own knowledge know where he was—he had returned from sheerness to the General Post-office before December—he was clerk in charge at the General Post-office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Any application that you addressed to Superior authority ought to have been forwarded—your papers did come To headquarters, and were seen by the authorities, and by the Postmater-General—the paper in which you state that your liberty was not safe, was received, and said before the postmaster-General, and it is now in my hands—believe it came through the surveyor. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "To the clerk in charge. Sir,—I will suspend myself, as I do nor consider my liberty safe at present H. Brauston, 3 Letter-carrier, sheerness," That was forwarded with Mr. Haritgan's report to the Postmaster-General.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When a clerk in charge goes down from headquarters to Take charge of a provincial Post-office, he is for the time under the Surveyor—when a report is made against a person he is always called on to explain, no one is condemned unheard—Mr. Perrin was surveyor of the south-east district.</p>
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<p>was made on 21st Feb.—I saw him on that evening just as the mail came in, and he threw in my face this paper, which has been read; he was leaving the office, and I called him back to explain—the mail had arrived, and it was his turn to be on duty and to go out with a portion of the mail—I asked him to explain the writing, and not be so stupid; he would not—he refused to come back, and left with his uniform on, and I had to supply a substitute for his duty that evening—U next saw him on the 25th February; he came in at the time the mail arrived, and in the presence of 10 or 12 letter-carriers he demanded a week's wages—I replied "I fear you are not entitled to any wages, you left without giving proper notice"—he then stretched his arm across the counter to me and said "You b——Irish scoundrel, I will take it out of you"—I reported his conduct to Mr. Perrin the surveyor, within an hour or two, in writing—he was the proper officer for me to report it to. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a report for insubordinate couduct, &c.</hi>) In consequence of a communication which I afterwards received from Mr. Perrin the prisoner was dismissed—the dismissals in such cases are made on the order of the postmaster-General; his decision is communicated to The surveyor, by the surveyor to me, and by me to the prisoner—I next Saw the prisoner about 5th April—I was assisting in the office at Sheerness, I heard a noise behind me, I turned round in my chair, and the only answer I got was screams of "Branston, Branston," and as I turned round the prisoner met me and struck me in the face and knocked me over; I was covered with blood, and my papers also—I got another blow on the chin, and he seized me round the waist and tried to rush me through a large plate-glass window into the street; I held by the table until help came and he was secured—besides the less for some time, and I felt the effects for months—I afterwards appeared at the police-court against him, and he was sent for a month to Canterbury with hard labour, and bound to keep the peace for three months—it came to my knowledge that in September the prisoner made a charge against me at the Criminal Investigation Department of receiving stolen property; I think he said eight books and a folding slate, which I had paid for; there was not a shadow of foundation for the charge—inquiry was made, and I Still hold my office—I have seen the letter of the 29th December, addressed to Mr. Joyce, and have not the slightest doubt that it refers to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never been anywhere else except in the Post-office Since I left Trinity College, Dublin—I was never a shoemaker—I have been 33 Years in the service of the Post-office—I gave instructions to the letter-carriers to salute their officers in the street—there is a postmaster's book of rules—there are no instructions to that effect in that, but letter-carriers are bound to obey any instructions they receive, right or wrong, and they can object to the Surveyor—I shift the walks whenever I think right—I have done so in other offices, at Hounslow for instance—I did not stop you in the street and tell you to salute me; there was no necessity for doing so, you obeyed those instructions—I don't remember your sister, who is employed in the Post-office, reporting to me that you came into the office with your hat no—she often reported you for being late and for salam
<lb/>ming the door.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Scotland Yard</hi>). Somewhere about 22nd September the prisoner called on me and said he wished to make a statement; I afterwards received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was proved by Mr. Foulkes to be in the prisoner's handwriting, was dated</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th October, addressed to the chief officer, requesting to be informed if any information had been received with respect to the case Sheerness.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-115" type="given" value="BRODIE"/>BRODIE PARKHURST</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk in the secretary's office at the General Post-office—in October last the prisoner called there and said "I Wish to renew the charge against Mr. Hartigan of having received stolen Goods"—I told him the charge had been fully inquired into, and the result Showed that it was without foundation—he seemed dissatisfied and dis
<lb/>inclined To go—I told him I had nothing more to say and he must leave, and I showed him the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-116" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a police officer attached to the Post-office—on Monday, 29th December, I went to the prisoner's lodgings in Alfred Street, Battersea, with a warrant and apprehended him—I said "Branston, you Know me, I suppose?"—he said "Yes"—I produced this letter and said "Mr. Joyce received this letter this morning; are you the sender of it?"—he replied "So, so"—I said Arm I to understand by that that you sent it?"—he said "Yes, I did"—I said "You say in this letter 'I will shoot this thief;' to whom do you refer?'—he said "Ah! That is the question"—I said "That you are not bound to answer"—he then said "I don't intend to kill anybody, but I am going to put a bullet through the glass on the right of the door at the General Post-office, and then I shall bring my case before the public"—I found in his waistcoat pocket this bullet and eight guncaps—searched his room, and between some clothes of his I found this paper of gunpowder—on the way to Bow street he said "That Irish thief is the cause of all this"—I said "What thief?"—he said "Why, Hartigan, he is a receiver of stolen property, and I have been to Scotland Yard about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in a long defence alleged various acts of unnecessary severity On the part of Mr. Hartigan which had provoked him to the assault that he had committed, but that his only object in sending the letter was to bring his case before the public.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy on account of his long public service.—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the driver's face so as to recognise him, he Held his head very low.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-121" type="given" value="THOMAS ARCHIBALD"/>THOMAS ARCHIBALD MAJOR</persName> </hi>. I am a theatrical property maker at 12, Barber Street, Theobald's Road—on the night of 28th December I was Passing down Little Queen Street into Holborn and saw a Hansom cab Coming down Little Queen street behind me; it very nearly came into Collision with another cab; when it got near kingsgate Street the deceased Was just stepping off the kerb under the lamp, and the cab knocked him Over—I did not notice the face of the driver—he was driving very Furiously—after the man was knocked down I did not hear him call out or Give any warning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The deceased was just stepping from the kerb to cross The road—the cab appeared to be going middling fast at first, and after he Had knocked the man down he increased his pace.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-122" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LOCKET</persName> </hi>. I am picture frame joiner, of 56, Red Lion Street, Holborn—on the night of 28th December, at the corner of Kingsgate street, The deceased was in front if me, he just stepped about a foot in the road
<lb/>way when he was knocked down by a Hansom cab coming from the west
<lb/>Ward, at about seven or eight miles an hour—I did not see it until then—I did not notice the driver—he did not seem to drive any faster after the accident—I went to the deceased's assistance, and held him up, and stanched the blood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-123" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MANNING</persName> </hi>. I am a cab proprietor, of Dorset Mews, Dorset Square—the prisoner was in my employ as a cabdriver on 27th December—He went out that day about one o'clock with a Hansom cab—it was not his Regular cab—he had not driven it before that—the number of it was 4,831—I make a list of the drivers of the cabs, which I have here—I did not see him when he came back with the cab—my washer puts down the time and the money they pay in—I have 26 other cabs—they were not all out that day, but over 20 Hansoms were—I did not see the prisoner go out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PETTIT</persName> </hi>. I am a cab washer, in the employ of the last witness—I was there on the morning of the 28th, when the prisoner came in with a cab, No. 4,831, about two o'clock—it was a Hansom—I did not take any money from him; he had not enough to pay—he was quite sober—he had been in the employ about four or five weeks—I don't know what tune he went out that day—I don't know whether he went out with that cab; all I know is, that he brought it home—he did not say how much money he had; but he did not pay any.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TILBURY</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to George Brittain Kent and another, Brushmaker, of Bonner's Road, Bow—I live in a house which is part of the factory—the premises are entered from Bonner's Road by an iron gate, and there is then a court or yard enclosed by a swing gate, which is fastened by bolts inside, and is about seven feet high; that shuts off the factory—formerly the safe in which the money was deposited was kept in the factory, in an office close to the door opening out of the courtyard—about 18 months ago a man named John Sparrow was a workman in the factory—he left in July, 1877—at the time the safe was kept in the office; it is now kept in my bedroom—the window of my bedroom overlooks the two yards where the gates are—on 11th July last, about 11 o'clock at night, I heard a noise in the yard, as though some one was getting over the gate—I heard a grating as though the bolt was being undone—I got got up and saw a man undoing the bottom bolt, and he stood up and undid the top bolt—the man was on the inside of the gate, on the premises—that man was Sparrow—he then opened the gate, and two men entered—the prisoner is one of those men—after they had entered the gate was shut, and bolted at the bottom by one of men—I then dressed, and went round some houses into Robin
<lb/>son's Road where two of our men named Warren and Newman lived—I called Them Up—warren and I went through his garden back to the house—I Lighted a lantern, and we passed through my house to the inner yard—I There saw two men crouched down behind an iron tank—they were Sparrow and the third man—I asked what they were doing there—before I could receive any answer they jumped up and sprang out upon us, and the prisoner who was hiding in a urinal, struck Warren over the head with an iron instrument which he had in his hand, and instantly felled him to the ground—I could not exactly see what the instrument was; it looked like a long iron bar—he then rushed at me, and hit me over the head with the same instrument, and I reeled against the wall—the third man then ran up the yard and opened the gates and got through—the prisoner was getting through when I recovered myself, and by that time Sparrow had got to the iron gate—I rushed up to them—Sparrow struck at me with an instrument that he had in his hand, severely cutting my hand—I hit his over the head with a heavy lantern I had in my hand—he got through to the iron gate, and they all three ran down Bonner's Road towards Bishop's Road—I followed calling "Police"—there is a public-house at the corner of Bishop's Road, where they alwayshave a very bright light—as I came up to the public-house under the light the prisoner turned round to me, and said "If you come any farther I will murder you," and he threatened me with the instrument he had in his hand—he was then under the light, and I had an opportunity of seeing him very distinctly—he is the man—I still followed to the Waterloo Road, where I saw Tierman and Field, and spoke to them, and gave up the chase—I was overcome from loss of blood—I went to a doctor, and after that went to the Police-station the same night—I there found Sparrow in charge; he seemed</p>
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<p>to he suffering from injuries to his head—he was committed for trial and convicted at this Court for this offence—two days after I was shown three photographs—I recognised one of them as the prisoner—about three weeks ago I went to Clerkenwell prison, and there identified him as the man who had assaulted me—my head was cut open, and I was very seriously injured—I am suffering from it now—it was a very severe blow on the back of the head; it cut through a felt hat, and I lost a very considerable quantity of blood—I was under the doctor for two or three weeks, and recently, within a mouth, again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I knew at the police-court when Sparrow was charged that I Could identify the other man, but I was not asked the question—I remembered your face well—the three photographs Were shown to me on the Sunday evening after the occurrence, and I was asked "Can you recognise either of these three men?" and I instantly picked out yours—I stated so at the police-court—I was taken to five cells at the House of Detention before coming to yours; one of the warders asked "Do you recognise this man?"—I dis did not saw "It is very much like the man"—I said "You are the man"—I did not say at the police court "To the best of my belief he is the man"—I had no doubt at all—it was dark when I saw you in Mr. Kent's yard—I had a good opportunity of seeing you by the lantern in my hand when you rushed at me, and I saw you rush out of the gate, and all down Bonner's Road, and by the public-house where you turned round and threatened me—there were a few people about—I saw your face clearly—you had whiskers then, but not when I afterwards identified you—I can't be mistaken in you; I recognise by your hair, your build, and your face generally; your hair is very peculiar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have not the slightest doubt of his being the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-130" type="given" value="JOHN ALFRED"/>JOHN ALFRED WARREN</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Sutherland Road—in July last I Was in the employ of Messrs. Kent, and then lived in Robinson's Road at The back of the factory—on the night of 11th July I was called by Tilbury, and went with him thought my garden to the foctory; we went into the yard, and there saw two men crouched up in a corner; I made towards them; I was hit on the back, and rendered insensible—I did not see the person who struck me—I was very much injured, and laid up for some time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-131" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TIERMAN</persName> </hi>. I live in the globe Road—on 11th July, about 11 O'clock at night, I was passing Bonner's Road to Kent's factory—I heard A noise, and saw a scuffle on the pavement, and saw three men run towards the Hackney Road—I then saw Tilbury with a lantern in his hand chasing a man—I did not hear him call out—I ran down Albert Road with a view of meeting the man—Field followed down with me; when we get to Bishop's Road I saw Tilbury at the corner of Waterloo Road in an exhausted state—I and Field went down Sewardston Road, and there met the three men coming up the road; they saw us, and turned back—I followed, and caught Sparrow as he was getting over a well—the other two got away over some timber—I gave Sparrow into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had a full view of the three men when I met them—I do not recognise you as one of them—there was no light there—it is a road very seldom frequented.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-132" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Robinson's Road, and am in the service of Messrs. Kent—on 11th July I was called up by Tilbury—I followed</p>
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<p>him and Warren; I went down Bonner's Road, and there picked up this bag Containing a centre bit and other burglarious instruments—nest morning I found this bunch of keys in our yard, and these two hast and a Broken umbrella were also found there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman K</hi> 385). On 11th July, about 11 p.m, I Heard cries—I went to waterloo Road, and took Sparrow into custody, and took him to the station—I afterwards received this bag from Newman, containing these things—I afterwards received this iron crowbar from a porter employed in the timber yard—Sparrow gave his address, 25, Camper
<lb/>down, Snow's Fields, Bermondsey; I went there—Sparrow had no hat on When I took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Tilbury told me that he could swear to one of the other men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-134" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD KIMBER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police Sergeant</hi>). I know the prisoner by the name of Abrahams, Welsh, and other aliases—in December, 1878, he gave the name of Abrahams, and his address 25, Camperdown, Snow's Fields, Ber
<lb/>mondsay—on February 1st, 1879, I went there, and saw him there; he has since then come to me, and given that as his address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I visited you on 1st February for the purpose of getting You a gratuity after your discharge from gaol—I saw you after that about the neighbourhood; I can't say where; you had a great deal more whisker and moustache then than you have now—when I saw you at Worship Street you were considerably altered; you had shaved off your whiskers and beard, except your moustache, and that was very slight, but I was positive you were the man directly I saw you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-135" type="surname" value="WILDEY"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-135" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WILDEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police Inspector</hi>). I accompanied Tilbury to the Prison—prior to that, last July I had shown him three photographs, one of a man supposed to be Henry Abrahams; he picked that one out—I saw the prisoner in custody at Worship Street on 2nd December on another charge; he was remanded—he then gave the name of Henry Williams—I afterwards took Tilbury to the prison, and went with him—I said "Do you identify him?" and he said "That is the man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not shown him your portrait that day—I showed it to him on the previous Tuesday, and asked if he knew it, and he said "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-136" type="surname" value="WELSH"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-136" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WELSH</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 157, Victoria Park Road—I attended Tilbury; he had a scalp wound about two inches long, upon which erysipelas supervened—he was under my care several days, and got much better—he consulted me again a short time since; a secondary abscess had formed on the wound—the wound itself was not dangerous, but the erysipelas might have caused very serious danger.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-137" type="surname" value="SPARROW"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-137" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SPARROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">A Prisoner</hi>). You were not with me on the night of 11th July at the time this crime was committed that I was charged with—I did not allow you to come to Camperdown, let alone live there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am his brother-in-law; his right name is Henry Welsh—I did not know him by any other name; in fact, he was a man I never had anything to do with; I never interfered with him; I alwayas looked after my own business, because I think relations are best apart, and</p>
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<p>then you don't have any fanlts found; that was my reason—when I was taken into custoday I gave the name of John Welsh; that was my wife's name—after I left Kent and Co. I went in to business for myself—my brother has a shop; I asked him to lend me some money; he said he would if I would not take any of his customers, and to prove I would not I took the name of wesh—I am charged with breaking into Kent and Co.'s—I did not do so—I pleaded not guilty, and I am an innocent man, and was punished innocently—I was near the place on the night in question, within 200 yards but not on the premises—I used violence to the man that struck me, because he wanted take my hat off my head, but not to the prosecutor—I was not taken getting over a wall; I was walking along from the club-house after transacting my business in the course of the day—I had not been on the premises that night—I had some varnish on my clothes, said to be paint—I was by myself that night—I was not one of three men—I was one man that was struck by three men, and ill-used—I had not seen the prisoner that night—I had not kept company with him for some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see you that night at all, and don't recollect seeing you since February—I don't recollect whether you had whiskers then; my head has been ill-treated so that I have not much memory—my skull has been frectured, and what with one trouble and another, and being in prison innocently; if I had had a fair trial I should have been scquitted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-138" type="surname" value="JUDD"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-138" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK JUDD</persName> </hi>. You were employed under me at Magen and Field's from 9th January to 1st March, in the name of Henry welsh—aboudt the beginning of February you shaved your whiskers off—you were honest and industrious while with us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know that he had been convicted and was on ticket-of-leave.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi> in a written defence asserted his innocence, and alleged that he was getting his living in honest employment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses in Reply.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-139" type="surname" value="BRICE"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-139" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BRICE</persName> </hi>. I am principal warder at Millbank prison, Wands
<lb/>worth—I know the prisoner—I have a certificate of his coveiction in the name of Henry Dwyer; he was sentenced to twelve year's penal servitude; that was after a previous conviction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-140" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-140" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WARD</persName> </hi>. I am principal warder of Her Majesty's Prison, Wands
<lb/>worth—I know the prisoner in the names of Welsh, Dwyer, and May; he has been convicted in those names and imprisoned on several occasions.</p>
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<persName id="t18800112-name-141" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TILBURY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). He had not his hat on when he struck me, nor when he was running down the road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-164-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">with intent to do agrievous bodiy harm.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-164-18800112 t18800112-164-punishment-22"/>Twenty years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lopes.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800112-165-offence-1 t18800112-name-144"/>Carron Company</persName>, the masters of Goodwin, to which</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosected.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I have been clerk to the Carron Company, Upper Thames Street, six Years—I know Croxon; I</p>
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<p>Know him also as Chambers—I made his acquaintance at the whit Lious Public-house, Thames Street, in November, 1879, when we had a glass of Ale together—I saw him there a few days afterwards, we had another glass, And he asked me if I could do some things for him, and showed me a List of things which he wanted; they were stoves and other things in Which my employers dealt—he wanted me to get them for him, and said That we would share the proceeds together—I would not do it, but after A lot of persuasion I told him I would get them for him—I was to let Him know when the articles were ready, and he was to send a man for Them; that was in December—I then gave an order for 24 register stoves And six ranges—Mr. Kean, the warehouseman, selected them, and there Were only 21 stoves—Croxon and I agreed to put the order in the name of Williams, and I had a cheque made out for them—Mr. Macdonald, the Warehouse clerk, did that, and when they had been put one side, I pre
<lb/>pared This delivery order: "W. Williams, six No. six No. 2 sack ranges, two Register stoves, from Carron Company, December, 1879"—I do not know The sizes—the articles were put on one side for delivery—I had no authority To put them aside without being paid for by a genuine customer—I gave The delivery order to stroud, one of the delivery warehousemen—they Must go to him to be delivered—I saw Croxon at 6 o'clock the same Day in Thames Street, passing out place, and told him to go home as The goods had gone—he was the worse for drink, and I don't know Whether he understood me—I did not see him again—I had seen the Goods loaded between 4 and 5 o'clock—the carman was a stranger to me—if the goods were paid for, the carman would bring a receipted bill—They would know that he was the carman, because he would bring a Letter from his employer—I was afterwards taken in custody—I got Nothing out of this, but received 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Croxon in November for Some sash-weights which he had; those were the only two matters in Which I had dealings with Croxon—nothing was specified for me to receive.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-146" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KEAN</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman in the service of the Carross Company—on 17th December Goodwin asked me to look at some ranges And 24 register stoves for a person named Williams—I could only get 21 Stoves and six ranges—I wrote the name of Williams on the boilers of the Ranges in chalk, and then told Goodwin, and he completed the order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Croxon.</hi> I had the order for 11 ranges and 24 stoves, But I could only complete six ranges.</p>
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<persName id="t18800112-name-147" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-147" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DEAR</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to the Carron Company—on 18th December Goodwin asked me to get a cheque made out for these goods—Mr. Machdonald made it out and I gave it to Goodwin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-148" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MACDONALD</persName> </hi>. I am warehouse clerk to the Carron Company—it is my duty to make out what is called the cheque when goods are Ordered—I entered these things in the cheque-book, No. 4349; there were Six oven ranges, 36 inch, and 21 register stoves; nine thirties and 12 Thirty-twos—I gave the counterpart to Dear.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-149" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STROUD</persName> </hi>. I am delivery warehouseman to the Carrion Company—on 19th December I delivered six oven ranges and 24 register stoves to Campbell, a carman, about 4 p.m.—he brought this delivery note; I saw That it had the company's stamp upon it, and I thought it was a genuine Transaction—the stoves were on the first floor and the ranges on the Second—I lowered the into Mr. West's van, of which Campbell was the</p>
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<p>Carman—I put my initials to this order and gave it back to the carman; I had not seen it before—I went to Peckham on 24th December, and at Some houses being built by Mr. Cooper there, I saw the stoves and ranges Which I had delivered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-150" type="given" value="HENRY FREDERICK"/>HENRY FREDERICK CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the service of Mr. West, 5, St. James's Road, Bermondsey—On 19th January I received this Order from the prisoner under the railway arch at the Blackfriars end of Thames Street, at 3.40 p.m.—I knew him as Chambers, living at 2, Aspenden Road, Rotherhithe—he was in the iron trade; I had been drawing A lot of stuff for him—he said "Go down to the Carron Wharf and Present this order and get 21 register stoves and six ranges in the name of Williams"—I went at once and presented the order was initialled and I Brought it away and left it at our yard—the goods were delivered next Morning, according to orders, at Hollydale Road, Peckham—I did not Deliver them, but I knew that they were delivered—I did not see Croxon Again until he was in custody—I had taken a lot of stoves for him some time Before that, but not from this company.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-151" type="given" value="JOSEPH HENRY"/>JOSEPH HENRY COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Cooper and Kendak—we are building some houses at Peckham—Croxon came into one of out houses there and delivered this card: "C. Chambers, stove and range Maker, 2, Aspenden Road, Rotherhithe, dealers in general castings, dealers Supplied"—he asked if he could do anything with us with stoves and Ranges—I said "Not at present, we have sufficient, but you can quote your Prices, and if you are coming this way at any time you may call," Which he Did, and I gave him an order in October,—the goods were dellivered by him on 19th october, and I paid him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he called again on 17th November, and I wrote down a fresh order; this is it. (
<hi rend="italic">This was for</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">ton of sash-weights</hi>, 20
<hi rend="italic">fifty-two-inch stoves</hi>, 19
<hi rend="italic">thirties</hi>, 5
<hi rend="italic">twenty-four-inch ranges, and thirty-six-inch oven ranges and taps</hi>, 9
<hi rend="italic">eight-gallon pans and coppers.</hi>) the sash-weights were delivered on 29th November, and 15 of the registered stoves and nine copper pans and fittings, and I paid the prisoner 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on the 20th December 21 stoves and six ranges were delivered at the Houses at Peckham—they were brought in a van, and Croxon and one of Mr. West's carmen took them in, and Croxon said he had bought the stoves And handed them out of the van himself and the carman carried them in—I saw croxon in the van, rubbing out the name of Williams which was On the stoves in chalk—he handed them out with the backs towards the House and took something and rubbed the name off, but not sufficiently, and When they came in I could read it—they were delivered and we built them Into the houses—the prisoner asked me for a little money and I gave Him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account—he promised to bring the other articles before Christmas And have the balance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My partner asked you to let it run on monthly, and You said "Yes"—this order was on that system, but you had the money, And before the month expired.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WELLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant L</hi>). On 23rd December I went to 2, Aspemden Road, Rotherhithe; it is a private house with a small shed at The back; there is no name up—I only saw an old stove and a second-hand Range there—I went with Mr. Brown, the manager of the Carron Company—I knocked at the door; the prisoner came; I said "You name is Mr.</p>
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<p>Chambers, I think"—he said "No, it is not, but Mr. Chambers has got a Shed here, and I can take any message you like to leave for him, and I will Give it to him in the morning"—I sad "No, I must see Mr. Chambers Myself personally"—we then walked away and I watched the house while Mr. Brown fetched Mr. West, the carman, who knocked at the door at my Request, and brought me a negative answer—I then went over with Mr. West, and knocked at the door; a female answered it, and in consequences Of the answer she gave me I said "I am a police officer," and walked in, and As I did so I saw the prisoner's shadow, and heard the catch go—I ran and Opened the back door, and turning quickly into the yard I saw a wooden Door closing; I ran and opened it, and caught the prisoner leaving by the Iron gate in front of the house—I said "I am a police officer, come back With mw to the house, please"—I took him back into the house where Mr. West was standing, who identified him as Chambers, who had employed Him to cart the goods—I said "Now Mr. Chambers, on Friday last you Had 21 ranges and 6 stoves from the Carron Wharf, Upper Thames street—he said "Yes, I did"—I said "Have you an invoice for those goods?"—He said "No"—I said "Have you a bill or receipt of any kind for them?"—He said "No"—Mr. Brown said "Who did you transact the business with At the firm?"—he said "Mr. Goodwin"—said "When did you make the Transaction?"—he said "About a fortnight ago"—I said "Where did you Make the transaction?"—he said "At the White Lion, Upper Thames Street"—I said "It is clearly satisfactory to me that you have received these goods Well knowing them to have been stolen, and upon that you will be charge"—he said "Oh, my God, I am done!"—I took him to the station—I after
<lb/>wards Took Goodwin; they were both taken before the Magistrate, and Committed—Goodwin made a statement, but Croxon was not present.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not ask you whether you had any stolen ranges, I Said "You have had some goods from the Carron Company," and you said "Yes"—you did not tell me that the order was not completed—I don't Remember your saying there were three more stoves and five ranges to Come.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-153" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant manager of the Carron Company—Goodwin was the country invoice clerk—this invoice is his writing—he had No authority to write it; a cashier was the proper person—the total value Of these stoves 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was with the officer when he took Croxon, And told him the charge—he said "Good God, I am done."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Croxon in his defence stated that he was led into the transaction by Good
<lb/>win, Who offered to get him the stoves 10 per cent. Less than he could obtain Them at, stating that he was privileged to but was merely leaving the house By his usual means of exit, and that he never uttered the words "Good God, I am done."</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-166-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously cutting and wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800112-166-offence-1 t18800112-name-155"/>Eliza Alabaster</persName> with intent to murder her. Second Count, with intent to Do her some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-156" type="surname" value="ALABASTER"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-156" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA ALABASTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Elwin Street, Bethnal Green Road—The prisoner and his wife and two daughters lived with us about two years</p>
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<p>And a half—I was in the kitchen on Saturday, 6th December, about 7.30, And the prisoner passed through into the yard; he was not there a second Before he came back into the kitchen where I was ironing—he had been Wanting an improper intercourse with me for some time, and he closed the Door, and said "when may I know you"—I said "Don't talk to me about Such things"—he said "Now or never, you allow that—b—cow to Come near you, you won't allow me" and struck me on the head—I did not See what with, but I saw a chopper on the table afterwards—the kitchen Door in hard to open, and while I was trying to open it he fired—I Heard a report, and ran into the parlour, and about myself in, and his Wife and daughter then came down—I am a window—the police and the Doctor were sent for—I lost a good deal of blood from my head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am sure you fired because I heard The report, and saw the smoke—you spoke to me about young Wiltshire, The single man lodger, that is what you meant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-157" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BAGLEY</persName> </hi>. On 6th December, about 8 p.m., I was called by the Prisoner's daughter, aged about 18—I went to the house and saw the prose
<lb/>cutrix Lying on the floor, bleeding from her head—I went a few steps up Stairs and met the prisoner coming down—he said "I done it, I done it"—When I went down with him the prosecutrix, who had gone into the kitchen, Handed me this chopper, and said "This is what he did it with"—the Prisoner heard that, but said nothing—on the way to the station he said "Now she has got two single men lodgers in the house she does not want Me"—I found these two bullets in his left waistcoat pocket—he asked at The station if the pistol was found—I said "No; where did you put it?"—he said "I throwed it somewhere; I fired one shot, and the next I meant For here," pointing to his forehead—I believe he was sober—I searched for A bullet mark on the door, but could not find one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-158" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES RUGBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police inspector.</hi>) The revolver produced was brought to Me by the prisoner's wife—five chambers are loaded, and one had been re
<lb/>cently Discharged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-159" type="given" value="GEORGE AYLMER"/>GEORGE AYLMER MAJOR</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—I was called, and found the Prosecutrix suffering from profuse hemorrhage from a large wound on the Scalp, and across the crown of he head—I stopped the bleeding with per
<lb/>chloride Of iron, and then dressed the wound—the bone was not injure; It was only laceration of the scalp—this chopper would produce it—it was A clean cut—it must have been inflicted with violence, even if an instrument Like this had been used.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I was dressing the wound I asked the constable Whether he had the criminal—you were standing by holding a basin, and You said "I am the man," and touched yourself on the breast.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-160" type="given" value="ARTHUR OWEN"/>ARTHUR OWEN TYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am an iron-bedstead maker—the prisoner has Worked for my father for 28 years—I gave him this revolver two or three years Ago—it was out of repair, and utterly useless, but he did something to it About two months ago, and I saw it in his possession about six weeks ago—When I gave it to him the barrel was broken—the revolving part did not Correspond with the barrel, and it could not be fired—it has been fired since, And the bullet has stuck between the two barrels—it will go off now, but The bullet will stick.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-161" type="surname" value="BAGLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-161" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BAGLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The cartridges fit the chambers, but They are too large for the barrel—the pistol was given to me two days after
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<p>And the wife told me that it had been between the beds in the in
<lb/>terval—the bullet is still sticking in the breech, and therefore it cannont be Fired now—the powder would explode if it were fired now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that the prosecutrix re
<lb/>fused To renew her intimacy with him, and that in his excitement he struck Her with something, he did not know what. He then intended to shoot Himself, but the pistol would not work.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-162" type="surname" value="MAJOR"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-162" type="given" value="GEORGE AYLMER"/>GEORGE AYLMER MAJOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The wound was well in three Weeks—I feared erysipelas taking place—it was only dangerous from loss Of blood—it was four and a-half-inches long—it must have been done with Considerable violence, but it had not penetrated the bone because it would Require great force even to go through her hair.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-166-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GIBBS</hi> (18)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800112-167-offence-1 t18800112-name-164"/>Annie Wright</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MILLWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>secuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE KIRKMAN</hi> (31)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800112-168-offence-1 t18800112-name-166"/>Samuel Silver</persName>, and stealing therein 24 leather uppers.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CRICK</persName> </hi>. I am a chairmaker, of 5 13, Hackney Road—about 2.30 a.m. on Boxing Day I was passing down Tuilerie Street, when I noticed one of the shutters down, and a window abroken at Silver, No. 22, I think—I saw two constables standing at the corner of the square, and I gave Information—we went back to Silver's, and saw the prisoner half-way Across the road leaving the shop—the constables caught hold of him, and The uppers fell out from under his coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not see you near the shop when I First passed—you would have had time to get away before we returned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-168" type="given" value="PAUL"/>PAUL ALLMARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 151). Crick communicated with me, and I went with him and another constable to Silver's—the prisoner was stand
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<lb/>thing—one shutter was taken down, and the glass of the window was broken large enough to admit a man's arm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-169" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WISBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 131). I with Allmark caught hold of The prisoner, when the uppers dropped from his coat—before we said any
<lb/>thing He said "You make a mistake, I am not the man."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-170" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SILVER</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, of 32, Tuilerie Street—I was roused By the police—I went down and found the iron bar forced open, the shutter Down, and the window broken—I had been in the shop about 9 or 10 O'clock, before going to bed, and left all fast—I missed 24 pairs of these Tops, which I had left on the bench by the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had been out on Christmas night, and came home Down Tuilerie street, when I saw this shop was broken into, and these things</p>
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<p>Were lying in the gutter. I picked them up and walked away with them. The shutter had been broken open by a jemmy. I had nothing in my Pocket but a pipe and tobacco. It is impossible to break open a shop with
<lb/>out Anything to do it with. I had only six pairs on me, and 24 pairs were Stolen.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been convicted of felony On the</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th May last.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WADLEY</hi> (41)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WARNER SLEIGH</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-172" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-172" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Samuel Snell, 51, Pimlico Road, Wholesale grocer—about 7.30 p.m. on the 15th December the prisoner came In and asked Mr. Clough, the counter man, if he could oblige him with Change for a cheque—Clough asked me, and I said I could not—he showed Us this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced). (This was for</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">dated the 13th December, Payable to Dr. C. Whiting or order, signed Geo. Potter, and endorsed, C. Whiting.</hi>) I told Clough I could let him have a part, and I let him have 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at a time, to the amount of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the prisoner left the cheque with us—Mr. Whiting deals with us occasionally—after the prisoner left I took The cheque over to Mr. Whiting's, which is close by, and he knew nothing of It—I ran after the prisoner and met a policeman about half a mile off, and While speaking to him the prisoner passed, and I gave him into custody—he Said I had made a great mistake, and he was gentleman—he was in out Shop about three minutes, and I gave him in charge four or five minutes After.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Whiting is a surgeon, at the corner of Ebury Street And Westbourne Street—ours is a large business, and at that time a great Many people were coming in and out—I did not speak to the prisoner—I Handed the money to the counterman—the prisoner was dressed about the Same as now if he had his hat on—I swear he had dark clothes on, and a High hat with rather a broad brim—I was making out invoice, and took The money from the desk—I said at the police-court "I did not get much View of his complexion; I noticed at the time he had a billygoat on the Chin"—it has grown, I believe, since he has been on remand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I observed his features, and I am sure the prisoner is the Man—I got the sovereigns out while he was there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-173" type="surname" value="CLOUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-173" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES CLOUGH</persName> </hi>. I AM A Counterman in the service of Mr. Snell, and was behind the counter when the prisoner came in and gave me This cheque and asked for change—I passed it to Brooks and told him I Could not oblige him as I was rather short—I handed it back, and he asked If I could accommodate him with a portion, and that he came from Mr. Whiting—I passed the cheque back again and received a sovereign, which I gave him, and he asked for more—I asked for another sovereign, which I received from Brooks and gave it to the prisoner—then he said he should Like some more, and I received another sovereign, which I gave him—I them Gave him more, another, which he asked for, and then he asked for a pound's Worth of silver, which I gave him, making 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he then left the cheque—I Went out—Brook's went out to see Dr. Whiting, and the next day I went To Rochester Row Police-court and immediately recognised the prisoner—I have not the least doubt of him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not cash cheques as a rule—I passed the cheque to Brooks—there are no goods kept on the counter—Brooks sits to the right of Me—I saw the signature of Whiting—I had never seen the prisoner before—Snell would no doubt hold me liable—the prisoner was in the shop for About 5 minutes—I said at the police-court three minutes—nobody else had Any conversation with the prisoner in the shop—there were no others in the Shop—I did not say at the police-court "He said he should like to have Some more if he could have it; Mr. Brooks had some further conversation With him, and then gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—it is rather out of my recollection—my Depositions were read over to me—some one else may have come into the Shop—if Brooks said other customers were in the shop that is wrong—There was Turner, an assistant, behind the counter—the prisoner had rather A high hat on, with a broad brim, and I think the same coat that he has Now—he was not put with others at the police-court when I recognised him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt as to the prisoner—we change cheques to Oblige customers—I knew Mr. Whiting as one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-174" type="surname" value="PAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-174" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 44, Pimlico Road, nearly opposite Mr. Snell's—about 7.15 on Monday, 15th December, the prisoner came in And said "Can you oblige Dr. Whiting with change for a cheque?"—I said "Yes," and he gave me this cheque for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and I gave him The money—I told him it was a country cheque, and that it would be 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., And he "Dr. Whiting will pay that"—I followed him out, and went To Dr. Whiting's, and from what I head there I at once went after the Prisoner—I took hold of his arm and said "There is something wrong about That cheque; you must come back; I must have my money back"—he said "It is right"—I said "Mr. Whiting has denied it"—he came back and Gave me back the money, and I gave him the cheque—I had a customer Waiting, and I said "I must serve this gentleman first," and while I was Serving the customer the prisoner went—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The cheque was signed, "S. Dove" it looked like—I Thought he was not Mr. Whiting's man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know the cheque was a forgery—it is on the Clydesdale Banking Company, Glasgow.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-175" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM HAYTER</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a coffee-house at 46, Pimlico Road—I saw the prisoner there between 6 and 7 o'clock on the evening of The 15th December, with another man—they had two cups of coffee, and Asked me for pen and ink and blotting-paper, with which I supplied them—this is the blotting-paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I afterwards gave it to the con
<lb/>stable In charge of the case—they were in the shop six or seven minutes—Mr. Snell's is just over the way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was nobody else in the shop to serve—I had Nothing else to do—they both had high-crowned hats on and dark clothes—I did not see whether either of them wrote anything—the other man had No hair on his face—they were about the same size—I did not notice a Broad brimmed hat—I had never seen them before that I know of—my Father told me of it, and I went the police-court yard the following Tuesday Week, and identified the prisoner amongst three other prisoners—I did not Notice whether the others had hats on like his—he had a high hat on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw both the men go out of the shop—I have no doubt As to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-176" type="surname" value="WHITING"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-176" type="given" value="JAMES DAVID"/>JAMES DAVID WHITING</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 204, Ebury Street—my</p>
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<p>Name is outside—this cheque is not endorsed by me, nor do I know any
<lb/>thing About it—I did not send a similar cheque to Mr. Payne, the butcher, To cash—I received no part of the money—believe my family deals with Mr. Senll—he showed me a cheque—Icannot say whether it was like this—I don't know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-177" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM DIXON"/>WILLIAM DIXON WHITE</persName> </hi>. My address is 8, george street, Glasgow, Which is a branch of the Clydesdale Bank—former branch was in Ingram Street, as appears on this cheque—we have no such customer as George Potter—it is a form out bank, and supplied to a customer named Sheddon, whose account was closed in December, 1878—till to
<lb/>day I did Not know what had become of him—customers keep the old cheque books.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-178" type="surname" value="BANFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-178" type="given" value="THOMES"/>THOMES BANFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B R</hi> 22). about 7.45 p.m, on 15th December, Brooks spoke to me, and the prisoner passed by, and the former Gave the prisoner in custody for uttering a forded cheque at his shop—the Prisoner side "You must have made a mistake, I know nothing about it"—Books side "I have made no mistake; I am sure you are the man; I can swear to you; I shall give you in charge"—the prisoner side "All right; I will go with you anywhere; I am a gentleman"—at the police-station, when I was told to fetch Mr. Whiting, the prisoner side "I know Mr. Whiting very will"—when he came the prisoner hung his head and Side nothing—I searched him, and found 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, And 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crss-examined.</hi> I am well know in the neighbourhood—the defendant Gave me his name and address, which were correct—there where seven or Eight present when Hayter identified the prisoner—there where more then Three—they were not all prisoner, some were fetched in form the Street—the prisoner had his hat on; another man had a pea
<lb/>cap—he Was dressed about the same as now, except his hat—I went to his Lodgings in mina Road, Old Kent Road, but fount nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Emma Morris pointed out the room—she side he brought No luggage there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-179" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-179" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-179" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, mina Road, old Kent Road, with my Husband—the prisoner came to lodge there in October last—he took One furnished room at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—he did not tell me where he came Form or what he was—he was in no employment, and had registered Letters come every fortnight—I did not see him open them—he had no Luggage, just an extra shirt or two—he side he had a private income—he Lived there till taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He used to pay me—he told me the registered letter Contained letter from his relations—he always behaved honestly to me, and Was steady and respectable in habits.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He did not say who his relations were.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-180" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-180" type="surname" value="WOOLINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-180" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WOOLINGS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Richard collings, cofectioner, 150, Newington Butts—the prisoner came in on the evening of the 11th December, and side "Can You cash me a cheque?—it is for Dr. Bailey"—He handed me this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced). (This was a cheque, dated</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th December</hi>, 1879,
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">in favour of Dr. H. Bailey, on Lloya's Banking. Company, limited, Burton
<lb/>Trent; signed "Henry Forbes", and Endorsed "H. Bailey."</hi>) I took it in to Mrs. Goddard, and she went out And spok to the prisoner—she came bake and gave me 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I went into The shop and said "We can spare you 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Mr. Collings is not in, and</p>
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<p>if you call in the morning you can the remainder"—he said "Thank you, I will"—he left, and Mrs. Goddard kept the cheque—he did not come the next day—I have no doubt that the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should think the prisoner was amongst seven or Eight others at the police-station when I identified him—no one else had A hat like his—there was no one else in the shop but Mary Potter, the Other assistance—I not speak to the policeman who had him in charge Before I identified him—the detective asked for a description, which I Gave, and he side that answered the description that he had—he asked Me whether he wore a broad brimmed hat—I went to the police-station About a week after the prisoner was in the shop—I connot remember—He come into the shop between 8 and 9 o'clock—his hat onely hid his Face as hate generally do.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-exmined.</hi> I identified the prisoner at the police-station at once.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-181" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-181" type="given" value="EDWARD NEWSON"/>EDWARD NEWSON RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I manage a corn shop in the Kennington Park Road for Mr. Colling, about hafe a mile from Newington Butts—Between 7 and 8 o'clock p.m. on 11th December the prisoner came in and Asked me to oblige Dr. Bailey by cashing a cheque for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I told him I could not, as Mr. Colling was out—I am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-169-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-169-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>.—
<rs id="t18800112-169-punishment-27" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800112-169-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-169-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-169-18800112 t18800112-169-punishment-27"/>
<hi rend="italic">judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bfore Mr. Common serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-170-18800112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-170-18800112" type="age" value="64"/>
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<interp inst="def1-170-18800112" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY NUNN</hi> (64)</persName>
<rs id="t18800112-170-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800112-170-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-170-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfull obtaining from
<persName id="t18800112-name-183" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-183" type="surname" value="LEIGH"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-183" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800112-170-offence-1 t18800112-name-183"/>Edward leigh</persName> an order for payment of 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money. Seven other counts for similar offences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-184" type="surname" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-184" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAM</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AUSTIN MERCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SPRATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-185" type="surname" value="LEIGH"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-185" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LEIGH</persName> </hi>. I live at norcott Farm, guildford—in October, 1878, I advertised in the Exchange and Mart for copies of the I llustrated lon
<lb/>don News—I received this letter in reply. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated 16th October, 1878, and purported to come from Mrs. Harvey, offering to send The "Illustrated Londan new" for</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a quarter; also the "field" newspaper For</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a quarter, perfectly clean.</hi>) I forwarded 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I only received Three
<hi rend="italic">Illustrated London News</hi>, of 22nd and 29th October, and 5th Novem
<lb/>ber—I wrote several letters—I received one answer—this is it. (
<hi rend="italic">this stated that Mrs. Harvey had gone to Salisbury, and had instructed her news-agent to sent the papers, but that she would return on Thursday, when the papers should be forwarded.</hi>) I never received any more papers—I expected to get them when I sent the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-186" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-186" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-186" type="given" value="CARLES SUMPTER"/>REV. CARLES SUMPTER HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a clergyman, living at Maple Rectory, Near Ely—I advertised in the
<hi rend="italic">Exchange</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">Mart</hi>, and on 25th February Last I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This offered to send the "Bazaar" for</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">. a Quarter, and the "Field" for</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a quarter, perfectly clean, on the Day of publication, and giving as a reference Messrs, Bigenden and co., Solicitors, London Wall.</hi>) On the 26th February I wrote to Mrs. Aston, At the address given, enclosing postage-stamps for the amount—on the 27th February I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from Mrs. Aston</hi>, 25,
<hi rend="italic">Gifford Street, Kingsland Road, and stated that the "Bazaar" newspaper could not Be supplied until the end of the quarter, and that the writer found that</hi> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188001120043"/>
<hi rend="italic">the "Field" had been sent away to Queen's College, Combridge.</hi>) I received one copy of the Field the next day—altogether I received three or four copies, not regularly, but generally coming after a letter—I wrote several letters—in May I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Mrs. Aston, of</hi> 25,
<hi rend="italic">Crawford Street, Bryanston Square, was surprised the papers had not been sent, as she had left them with a friend, and promised to return the balance of the money she had received, deducting for the papers that had been sent.</hi>) I never received the balance—I did not hear anything more Mrs. Aston—I considered I was dealing with a respectable person, and did not inquire into the references till afterwards, when I found the people did not exist—I expected to get the papers when I sent the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I received the papers spasmodically—all the letters appeared to be written in a female hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-187" type="surname" value="NICHOLSON"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-187" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES NICHOLSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Llewyn, near Newport, in Mommouth shire—on the 29th October, 1878, I advertised in the Exchange and Mart for the Field newspaper—I received a letter in reply, in consequence of which I forwarded 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in postage-stamps to Mrs. Harvey, of 23, Gifford Street—I received one paper—I wrote several letters complaining of the non-delivery of the papers—I also received this post-card. (
<hi rend="italic">This expressed surprise that the "Field" had not been sent, as it had been posted.</hi>) I received no further answers—I never received my money back—when I paid my money I expected to get the papers—I also wrote to Messrs. Bigenden, the reference given, but received no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The letter I received appeared to be in a woman's writing—my letter to Messrs. Bigenden was not returned to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-188" type="surname" value="ELAND"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-188" type="given" value="CHARLES WYN"/>CHARLES WYN ELAND</persName> </hi>. I advertised in the
<hi rend="italic">Exchange and Mart</hi> in No
<lb/>vember for the
<hi rend="italic">Queen</hi> newspaper, and received this reply. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from the same address, and offered to send the "Queen" and "Graphic" news
<lb/>papers, posted every Sunday, on receipt of post-office order, and referred to Messrs. Bigneden and Co., solicitors, London Wall, E.C., and was dated</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th November</hi>, 1879,
<hi rend="italic">from Mrs. Harriet Harvey.</hi>) In consequence of receiving that letter I sent post-office order for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I received this letter on 25th November (
<hi rend="italic">stating that Mrs. Harvey's sister had taken the papers to Norwood, but they would be sent</hi>)—I received one Queen on 2nd December, I never received any money back—I wrote several letters to Mrs. Harvey, and then I wrote to the Editor of the Bazaar, enclosing copies of my letters—I parted with my money on the faith of getting the papers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I supposed I was corresponding with a lady.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-189" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-189" type="surname" value="RANSOME"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-189" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE RANSOME</persName> </hi>. I live in Bancroft Street, Hitchin—I advertised for the Spectator newspaper in the Bazaar of the 14th November, and in reply re
<lb/>ceived this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">From Mrs. Harriet Harvey, of</hi> 25,
<hi rend="italic">Gifford Street, Kings
<lb/>land Road, of November</hi> 14, 1879,
<hi rend="italic">offering to send the "Spectator" at half-price On receipt of post-office order.</hi>) I forwarded 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in postage stamps, and received this ackonoledgment—I only received one paper—I wrote again, and received this reply (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that Mrs. Harvey had only just returned from Hertfordshire, and promising papers</hi>)—I never received a return of my money, nor any more papers—I sent the money believing the papers would be sent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-190" type="surname" value="REID"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-190" type="given" value="HERBERT JOHN"/>HERBERT JOHN REID</persName> </hi>. I live at Milton Stephenson, in Berkshire—in December last I advertised in the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar</hi> newspaper for copies of the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar</hi>—I received this reply (
<hi rend="italic">From</hi> 23,
<hi rend="italic">Gifford Street, Kingsland Road, of</hi> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188001120044"/>
<hi rend="italic">th December</hi>, 1878,
<hi rend="italic">offering to send "Bazaar" for</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a quarter, refer
<lb/>ence the Rev. P. Foide, Crawford Street, Bryanston Square, and Messrs. Simpson and Co., Newsagents, Shoe Lane; also offering to send the "Daily Telegraph" for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a quarter</hi>)—in consequence of receiving that letter I sent 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in stamps—I got one or two papers—I wrote again and got no reply—I never got my money back—I parted with my money on the faith of getting the papers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The letter was in a female handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-191" type="surname" value="SYMONS"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM TURNER"/>WILLIAM TURNER SYMONS</persName> </hi>. I live at Boston in Lincolnshire. I adver
<lb/>tised in the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar</hi> for the
<hi rend="italic">Fortnightly, Contemporary</hi>, and
<hi rend="italic">Nineteenth Cen
<lb/>tury Reviews</hi>—I received this letter, dated February 12, 1879 (
<hi rend="italic">From Mrs. Aston, of</hi> 23,
<hi rend="italic">Gifford Street, Kingsland Road, offering to send these papers or the "Graphic" on receipt of post-office order</hi>)—I sent post-office order for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., payable to Mrs. Aston of the address given—I received no papers—I sent the money believing I should receive them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-192" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-192" type="surname" value="PAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-192" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am in Lady Antrobuse's service, of Piccadilly, and have been so for four years—the Rev. Philip Fowle was a clergyman at Lady Antrobus's country-house at Amesbury—he has been dead two years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-193" type="surname" value="SIMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-193" type="given" value="JAMES GULCH"/>JAMES GULCH SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a newsagent publisher, of 3, Shoe Lane—I have known the prisoner 10 years as a casual customer—I never autho
<lb/>rised him to use mu name as a reference.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-194" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-194" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-194" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I am a newspaper, of No. 1A, Wellington Street—in July, 1878, I allowed the prisoner to have letters addressed at my place in the name of Harvey—one or two came every day—he used to buy the
<hi rend="italic">Exchange and Mart</hi> there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-195" type="surname" value="STEEL"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-195" type="given" value="CHARLES RICHARD"/>CHARLES RICHARD STEEL</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Hill—in 1877 the prisoner had letters addressed to my shop in the name of Simp
<lb/>son—in consequence of what a customer said to me, I said to him "I have been told that you are a swindler; you must not have any more letters ad
<lb/>dressed at my place"—he did not come again—he said very little.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He appeared to be offended, and looked sorrowful—I will swear the prisoner is the man—I had not seen him for three years when I saw him at Worship Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-196" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-196" type="surname" value="GRINDLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-196" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY GRINDLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Gifford Street—the prisoner lodged at my house in the name of Henry Nunn—letters came addressed, "Mrs. Harvey," which the prisoner said were his—an old lady occupied the same room—she went by the name of Mrs. Nunn—I saw no other Mrs. Harvey.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know the prisoner as Harvey at all—the post-office orders were made payable to Lucy Nunn—the prisoner used to take the letters away and bring the post-office orders back signed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800112-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-197" type="surname" value="ALBANY"/>
<interp inst="t18800112-name-197" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ALBANY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the post-office, 114, Leadenhall Street, the prisoner has been in the habit of calling there for letters addressed "Henry Nunn," and cashing post-office orders.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800112-name-198" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-198" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STRETCH</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Tabernacle Row, City Road—I also own No. 25—the prisoner lodged at No. 25 in the name of Nunn—letters came There addressed "Harvey"—the houses are let in weekly tenements, and the lodgers not knowing Harvey the letters came to me, and I said to the prisoner "Do you know any person named Harvey?"—he said "That is my name," and he received the letters—he lived there from April to Novem
<lb/>ber, 1877—others letters were addressed to Mr. Nunn, which he received—an old woman lived with him as Mrs. Nunn.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-199" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN OVERTON"/>HENRY JOHN OVERTON CROSS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Bigenden, Solicitors, Finsbury Square Buildings—my employers have occupied those premises for 16 months—they were previously in London Wall—I do not know the prisoner—we have no client named Harvey or Nunn.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-200" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY WYNSALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Essex Street, Kingsland—the prisoner Took rooms in my house in the name of Nunn in 1877—he remained there 12 months, till last November 12 months—letters came addressed, one to Mrs. Harvey and others to Mrs. Nunn and Mr. Harvey, which the prisoner owned—Mrs. Luey Nunn lived with him—he left to go to Gifford Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-201" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY SKINNERS</persName> </hi>. I a clerk at the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar, Mart, and Exchange</hi> office—a list of defaulters who are bought to our notice is pub
<lb/>lished, Which is called the Black Book—we have received complaints from time to time of Mrs. Simpson, 6, Imperial Arcade, George Harvey, of 25, Tabernacle Row, Mrs. Aston and Harriet Harvey, of 23, Gifford Street, Mrs. Eliza Harvey and Mrs. Nunn, of 114, Leadenhall Street, Mrs. Amelin Harvey, of 25, Tabernacle Row—I have here (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) a bundle of letters containing complaints of the parties I have named, and enclosing letters purporting to come from Harvey, Nunn, and the other names mentioned—I have examined those letters—to the best of my belief they are in the same writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-202" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Crawford Street, Bryanston Square—I have lived there nine years—I have known the prisoner 26 years—I lost sight of him for 16 years—I never let my place to the Rev. Mr. Fowle, or anybody—I never gave the prisoner leave to use my house as a reference.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800112-name-203" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN O'CALLAGHAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Post Inspector</hi>). On the 14th November I in
<lb/>serted this advertisement in the Exchange and Mart: "Wanted.—The Times, posted on the day of publication. Address, stating lowest terms. R. H., Post-office, Waltham Abbey,
<hi rend="italic">Essex</hi>"—I had previously communicated with Robert Hole, an Inspector at Waltham in reply. I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th November, from Mrs. Harvey</hi>, 23,
<hi rend="italic">Gifford Street, Kingsland Road, N.E., offering to forward the "Times" for</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">per Quarter, and referring to Messrs. Bigenden and Co., Solicitors, London Wall, E.C., and the Rev Fowle, at Lady Antrobus's.</hi>) I wrote to the address named, enclosing post-office order for the amount, and asking for the papers to be sent—this is a copy of the letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—on the 20th November I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Acknowledging receipt of post-office order, and stating that Mrs. Harvey would not be able to send papers till the</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd November</hi>)—I received papers on the following Saturday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, when they stopped—I them sent this letter: "Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, December 1, 1879. Madam,—Papers have been sent very irregularly, Only four having reached me so far. As you have evidently no inten
<lb/>tion of carrying out your contract, I ask you to return the money. Yours truly, R. Hole." I received this reply (
<hi rend="italic">From Mrs. Harvey, of</hi> 23,
<hi rend="italic">Gifford Street, dated December</hi> 2, 1879,
<hi rend="italic">and stating she had only returned from the Country that morning, leaving papers to be sent by a friend, and promising to send them regularly for the future</hi>)—no papers were sent after that or with it—on the 6th Decmber, 1879. Madam,—I must ask you to return the money by Wednesday next, or I shall put you in the County Court. Yours truly, R. Hole." I did not wait for an answer, but took out a warrant the same day, and went to 23, Gifford Street—I inquired for Mrs. Harvey, and the</p>
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<p>Prisoner came down—I said to him "Is Mrs. Harvey at home?—he said "No, she is not at home now"—I said "When can I see her?—he said "She is in Hertfordshire at present"—I said "can you give me her ad
<lb/>dress there?—he said "No, I could not"—I said "We will go upstairs to your room"—we walked upstairs to a small front room on the second floor—I and Sergeant Denman, who was with me, followed him—I say my letter on the mantelshelf, which had been posted the same morning at Waltham Abbey—the letter was in the envelop, but opened—I said "Why, This is a letter for Mrs. Harvey; if she is away in the country, how is it it Has been opened?—he said "Well, I thought it might be something urgent, And I opened it"—afterwards he said "I opened it through mistake"—I Then hold him he would be charged with attempting to obtain 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by False pretences by pretending to supply papers to Mr. Hole, of Waltham Abbly—I ought to have added, a newspapers was sent which reached Waltham abbey the day after the prisoner was in custody—I told the Prisoner we were police-officer when I said we should take him into custody—these were the papers sent—I have not opened them—I have examined all the documents produced in this case—to the best of my belief they are all in the same handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Idid not say at first we were policeman—the prisoner May have known Denman—my letter was the only one I found relating to this trnsaction.</p>
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<lb/>dress And named used by O'Callagham—the letters were received and for
<lb/>warded By me to the inspector—I received the papers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy on account of his age.—
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