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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-3" type="given" value="ROLLS"/>ROLLS CHAMBERS</persName>, NO. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
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<p>VOL. XCII.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 26th, 1880, and following days,</p>
<p>Including certain cases committed to this Court under order in Council, pursuant to the Spring Assizes Act of 1879,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-5" type="given" value="FRANCIS WYATT"/>FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER COCKBURN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-7" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GROVE</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the Common Fleas Division of the High Court of Justice; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-8" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES POLLOCK</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER GARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., M.F., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18800426-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="t18800426-name-11" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-12" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>Henry Edmund Knight</persName>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-13" type="given" value="SIMEON CHARLES"/>SIMEON CHARLES HADLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDGAR BREFFIT</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-15" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-16" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>Robert Malcolm Kerr</persName>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-17" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WOOLLOTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY KELLY BAYLEY</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY HOMEWOOD CRAWFORD</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-18" type="given" value="ROBERT THOMAS"/>ROBERT THOMAS WRAGG</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TRUSCOTT, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGUE WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BHSLHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-20" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY BARNES</persName> </hi>. I was a clerk in the Rule Office of the Queen's Bench—I produce a record of the trial of Wadsworth
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Lawrence, also a writ and several affidavits. (
<hi rend="italic">These were affidavits of claim by Wadsworth, and of reply by the defendant.</hi>)
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOATLBY</hi>,
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<lb/>tering the oath to the defendant on the affidavit.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-21" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWIN"/>GEORGE EDWIN SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a short-hand writer of 92, Alderney Street, Pimlico—on 15th December I attended the trial of Russell William Wadsworth against William Lawrence, in the Exchequer division of the High Court of Justice, before Sir James Eitzjames Stephen—I took notes of the defendant's evidence—I saw him sworn—I product my original notes. (
<hi rend="italic">The transcript was put in and read. The portions upon which the perjury was assigned, were that he denied that his name was Levy, or being a brother of Daniel Levy; that he had paid </hi>5
<hi rend="italic">l. on account of his debt, and that the prosecutor had given him six months' credit.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-22" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY SYMONS</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Gillingham Street, Pimlico, and am manager to Mr. Wadsworth—in January, 1879, I was in the back office at his place of business, 39, Lower Belgrave Street; to the best of my knowledge Mr. Wadsworth, senior, was there also—the defendant and a gentleman named Copsey came into the front office—they then came into the back office—Mr. Copsey said that he had been recommended by a friend; the manager to Mr. Overton, that his friend wanted some work done at a shop he had taken in the Wilton Road, one of the new shops of Pete's—I asked what they required to have done—he began to explain, and I said I had better come and see it, and I arranged with him to go next morning—he asked Mr. Wadsworth, senior, and I to go out and have some refresh
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<p>painters, and saw Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Copsey at the shop in Wilton Road—nothing had been said in our office or in the public-house about six months' credit—it is not true that Copsey said "He can't pay cash for it, he will require six months' credit;" nor did I say "That will be all right, let us see what he wants done"—I never heard of the six months' credit until I heard it in the affidavit in the action—at the shop Copsey and Law
<lb/>rence were there, and then gave orders for a small quantity of work to be done—it was commenced on the following day; that portion of the work was speedily completed, but there were fresh orders given almost daily, which increased the quantity of work, and lasted till about the 12th of March; after that the defendant occupied the premises—I made frequent applications to him for money—I got 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on one occasion from a fair young man named Day, who was in the defendant's service; it was left by him for me, for Mr. Wadsworth—I did not borrow it on Mr. Wadsworth's account, or on my own—I signed a document when I got it, "Received of Mr. Law
<lb/>rence, the sum of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account," I signed it, it was written by Mr. Lawrence, at least it corresponded with the handwriting of a bill of exchange which I got subsequently—it is not true that I said I had borrowed 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of a friend to pay the workmen, and that I wanted the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay my friend back—it is not true that the defendant handed me the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or that he said "I don't know why you want 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., considering my credit has not expired;" he was not there—I did not say "I shall not look upon it as a payment on account of work done, but I want to pay back to a friend the money which I have borrowed"—I called again on the following Saturday, saw the de
<lb/>fendant, and asked him for money—he said he had had so much to pay for furniture for his house and shop and one thing or another, that he could not pay me just then; he must ask Mr. Wadsworth to wait a little—he sent his young man into the City to see what he could get for me if I would call a little later—I did call later, and the young man came back while I was there and said he had not succeeded in getting any—on 3rd May I made out a bill amounting to 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and delivered it to the defendant and asked for payment—he said if I would call on the following day he would give me a bill for a portion—I did call, and he wrote out this bill of exchange for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I asked him to make it 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—his wife was present and said "Be careful, don't make it for more than you can meet"—I made several applica
<lb/>tions for payment—I believe the first application for money was some little time before the work was finished—on 29th May, in consequence of directions from Mr. Wadsworth, I went to. Messrs. Micklethwaite and Co., solicitors, 3, Long Acre, and made inquiries about the defendant—I communicated the result of those inquiries to Mr. Wadsworth—I did not at that time know that the prisoner had ever borne the name of Levy, or that he had a brother in Messrs. Micklethwaite's office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been employed by Mr. Wadsworth, jun., five or six years—I have frequently lent him money for wages when he has been out of town, and I believe I have borrowed money from a friend to pay wages—I was present at a trial at Kingston in which Mr. Wadsworth lost the verdict and became liable to pay 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was a case of Ford and another against Wadsworth, and Dunn, and another against Wadsworth—I had nothing to say in it—I don't know whether 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. ought to have been paid on 19th February—on that day Mr. Wadsworth filed a liquidation petition, and I was returned as a creditor for 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for wages and 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for</p>
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<p>money lent—when I first saw Mr. Copsey he told me the shop was one of the new shops of Peto's—I did not see a Mr. Coles there—Mr. Wadsworth, sen., was present—I believe so; I will not swear positively—Copsey did not mention at the first interview that the shop was to be fitted up as a tobacconist's—the first order was to put a partition across the shop and to put up certain shelves—no bill was made out till the 3rd of May—it was not only for work at the shop, but the whole of the house from top to bottom was done eventually—there were five floors, three above the ground—I floor—Day generally attended at the shop—the defendant held a situation as an accountant—he had recently been married—on Saturday, 29th March, when I called I saw Day—I might have said that I was short of money for wages, as Mr. Wadsworth had not come to town—it is quite possible that Day may have said that he would inform Mr. Lawrence, and that I said I would look in again—I do not recollect the conversation—I don't remember going again the same day, and Day saying that Mr. Lawrence had not come in—I believe I got the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the Monday; my impression originally was that I got it on the Saturday—the defendant did not say to me in Day's presence, "I can't understand why you should be asking me for the money now, when the six months' credit has not nearly expired"—I did not then say I had run short of money for wages in Mr. Wadsworth's absence, and I had to borrow 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from a friend, which I was bound to repay that day—the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I lent Mr. Wadsworth was in a lump sum; that was quite independent of the little sums I lent him for paying wages—he always paid me that back; they were generally squared the next week when he came to town—the defendant never complained to me of the charges being very high.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The charges were fair-and reasonable—it was soon after the work was commenced that he told me he was going to be married—it was when I asked him for money on account—he said he was going to marry a person with plenty of money, and he should be able to settle then—the two actions at Kingston were interpleader actions, Mr. Wadsworth having seized certain goods which had been removed from the defendant's premises; Ford and Dunn claimed them, and brought the action—Mrs. Dunn, I believe, is a widow lodging in his house, and Ford is his wife's father.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-23" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER WADSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I live with my son the prosecutor at Walton—on-the-Hill—I am 69 years of age—I assist my son in his business—in January, 1879, I remember being in the back part of the premises at 39, Lower Belgrave Street with Symons when Copsey and Lawrence came in, I was sitting down writing—Copsey said, "We are recommended by Mr. Overton's foreman, and want a little job done in Wilton Road"—Symons said he would see to its being done, he should like to see the job first—they then asked Symons to go and take a glass of ale, and asked me to go with them, and we went to the Prince of Wales in Ebury Street—nothing was said about six months' credit in my presence; it could not have been said without my hearing it—I first heard of it after the action was brought—before the work was finished I went to the defendant's place of business to get some money on account—I did not get any—I went after the work was finished, but never saw Lawrence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was examined before the Magistrate when Lawrence was there on the charge of perjury—I was not sitting in the public-house when I first saw Lawrence—I cannot fix the day when I saw him at the</p>
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<p>shop—I was returned as a creditor of my son's for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for wages—I have been out of business for some time—I have not a good memory.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-24" type="given" value="RUSSELL WILLIAM"/>RUSSELL WILLIAM WADSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor—early in last year Symons had some conversation with me about some work in Wilton Road—I went there after the work was commenced; I saw the defendant—I generally went to see how the work was getting on—I asked him for some money on account—he said on one occasion that he would let me have some on the Saturday—I gave Symons directions to call on the Saturday, and on the Monday he told me he had received 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I dare say I saw the defendant a good many times after that—I told him I thought 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was a very small amount—he said he would see what he could do shortly, that he was coming into some funds shortly, he was going to be married—that was about March, I think—I saw him after that half a dozen times or more, and asked him for money—I afterwards received this 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill from Symons—I saw the defendant after that, and asked him for more money, and he said he would accept another bill for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said I was quite willing if he would give me some suitable reference—he gave me Micklethwaite, of Long Acre—in consequence of that I gave Symons certain instructions—I did not go myself to Long Acre—I did not take the 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill; I did not draw on him—I never agreed to give him six months' credit; he never said that he had six months' credit; nothing was said about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen Day at the shop once or twice—the de-fendant said he thought my bill of 127
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was rather warm—I did not see him at all about the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill; I left it to Symons—I did not go to him about the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw him a few days before, and he said he would let me have some money on the Saturday—I am not aware that any one was present when he said that—I have liquidated for 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I believe I filed my petition on the day that the amounts in the two actions were taxed—I believe my property will not pay 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the pound—I was not particularly pressed in the early part of 1879—Mr. Ford, the prisoner's father-in-law, was the defendant in one action; he was a trustee of the defendant's wife—Daniel Levy was the other trustee.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-25" type="given" value="ALFRED EDWARD"/>ALFRED EDWARD EDKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Church Street, Soho, and am in the employment of Mr. Dobbinson, a carman—on Whit Monday, 1879, I went to 57, Wilton Road, with a van—I saw the defendant there—he gave me directions to remove all the furniture, and I took it all away; nothing was left but the shop fittings and fixtures and two or three pianos—the defendant saw what I removed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was there from 8 to 10 o'clock in the morning, and took one load of furniture—I never touched any article in the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-26" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HORN</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed broker, in Soho—on 20th July I levied I on the goods of the defendant, at 67, Wilton Street—the shop was up to J let, and bills were posted up to that effect—I did not see any papers or I books or receipts in the shop, only some bills—the defendant did not come I in while I was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see a file of papers—the shop was shut up—I I had a warrant for a quarter's rent, 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. due at Midsummer—I got into I the house under the pretence of looking over it there was about six rooms, I including the basement; four rooms above the shop—I put a man in I possession, and left him there—he was allowed to light fires; he was obliged to keep himself warm—we made an inventory on the day we I</p>
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<p>levied—I saw some billheads on the floor—there were some letter-racks, but they were empty—there were no files.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OSBORN</persName> </hi>. I am a broker's man, in the employ of Mr. Horn—I went into possession for seven days—there were no goods there, only fixtures; no papers but loose papers, billheads, wrappers, and so on—there were files, but no papers on them—I saw no receipts or papers lying about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had a friend to see me while I was there every day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant B</hi>). On 22nd January I took the defendant into custody at the Victoria Station on a warrant for perjury—he became very much excited, and said he thought it was very hard that he should be taken on a warrant, as a summons would have met the ease, and he wished me to allow him to see his employer, an accountant, in Victoria Street—on the way to the station he said "As to the perjury, I know what they are driving at; I said no more than any other young fellow might do"—he said "I want to send to my brother"—he did not mention the name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The warrant against him was as William Lawrence—I did not know him at all—I had not been told that he was the son of Edward Lawrence Levy—I did not know it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted</hi>—1.
<hi rend="italic">That as to the allegation of perjury, that was explained away by the defendants subsequent statement</hi>; 2.
<hi rend="italic">Thai the state-ment as to the loss of the receipt was irrelevant</hi>; 3.
<hi rend="italic">As to the six months' credit, it only depended upon the evidence of one witness; and</hi> 4.
<hi rend="italic">The same objection applied to the alleged payment of the</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The Recorder was of opinion that the only two questions for the Jury were as to the six months' credit and the payment of the</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on account, and upon these the Jury, stating they were satisfied, found the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-351-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to four indictments for stealing a coat and other articles of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800426-351-offence-1 t18800426-name-30"/>John Russell</persName> and other property of otherpersons.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-351-18800426 t18800426-351-punishment-1"/>Four Months' Imprisonment</rs>. And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TIMOTHY RAGAN</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18800426-352-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> to stealing a basket of fish, having been before convicted.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-352-18800426 t18800426-352-punishment-2"/>Four Months' Imprisonment</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18800426-352-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-353-18800426 t18800426-353-punishment-3"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment without hard labour</rs>. And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18800426-354-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing while employed in the Post-office a letter containing a sovereign, the property of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-354-18800426 t18800426-354-punishment-4"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18800426-355-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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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="t18800426-name-37" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET STAINES</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the City of London public-house, Berwick Street, Soho—on 19th March, about 7.30 p.m., I served the prisoner with half a pint of ale and half an ounce of tobacco; he gave me a florin, I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and he left—I put the florin in a till where there were only farthings, and about a quarter of an hour afterwards Miss Porter took it out and gave it to her father, who showed it to me; I</p>
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<p>saw that it was bad and he kept it—the prisoner came again next day for. half a pint of ale; I recognised him—Mr. Porter was in the bar and took up a half-crown which the prisoner put down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I recognised you by your handkerchief and by your voice and appearance—who have four tills, but there were only farthings in that till.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had taken no other money after putting the florin in the till.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-40" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS HAMMOND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 48). I was called, took the prisoner, and received these coins—I found on him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 71/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-41" type="given" value="ALEXANDER HURN"/>ALEXANDER HURN MABBS</persName> </hi>. I am a post-office clerk at 12, Parliament Street—on 19th March, about 7.15, I served the prisoner with half-a-crown's Worth of postage stamps—he put down a florin and a shilling—the florin was rather dull and I did not put it in the till but kept it by itself, and afterwards found it was bad and informed the police—the prisoner came again next day, about 7.45 p.m.—my fellow-clerk, Jones, served him, but I recognised him—I picked him out from several others at Marlborough Street on the following Thursday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say before the Magistrate that I had put the florin into the till.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-42" type="given" value="EVAN SAMUEL"/>EVAN SAMUEL JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Post-office, 12, Parliament Street—on 20th March, about 7.40 p.m., the prisoner came in for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of postage stamps, and put down a shilling and a half-crown, which had a leaden appearance—I said "That is a bad one"—he said that he had not another coin with him—he took one shilling's worth of stamps and left—on the following Thursday I picked him out from several others at the police-office—I rang the coin, and it sounded sharper than an ordinary one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not sure it was bad, but I thought so—I rang it on the counter, but did not try it in any other way—I passed it back to you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I still think it was bad—I told him it was bad, and he took it quickly, but said nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-43" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi>). I received this bad florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mabbs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am employed by the Mint—these three coins are bad, and the two florins are from the same mould—it is very difficult to tell a bad coin by the sound, but a false one will not rise, a good one will; a good coin will give a sharp sound.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. S. JONES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>); The coin rose from the counter, but not very high.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "It is true I went into the house on Saturday, and asked for ale and a pennyworth of tobacco; that is all I know about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Do you think for a moment if I had gone into that post-office for stamps on Friday with bad coin they would have given a bad coin back to me on Saturday? I know no more about going there on Friday than you do. I did not know that the half-crown I passed at the public-house on Saturday was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-355-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
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<interp inst="t18800426-356-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin. Messrs, Craufurd and Lloyd Prosecuted.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-46" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID CLINE</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist of 46, Carnaby Street—on 31st March I served the prisoner with a half-ounce of tobacco—he put down a half-crown—I gave him the change, and he left—I put it in a drawer where there was about 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in shillings and florins and three half-crowns, this made the fourth—on 2nd April he came again and tendered a half-crown for a half-ounce of tobacco—I handed it to Mr. Dowling, the landlord, in the prisoner's presence, who put it to his mouth and said that it was bad—I told the prisoner that he was there yesterday—he said "No, it was the day before yesterday"—that was the fact—I said that he gave me a half-crown then—he said "Yes"—I gave him in charge—I had given a customer change for a half-sovereign on 2nd April, and took the three half-crowns from the drawer and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. besides—he bought a cigar—he looked at the half-crowns before he left the shop and said "They are bad ones"—I showed him a fourth half-crown, and then gave the four half-crowns to my boy, William Cline, to take to my landlord, Mr. Dowling, who took them to the station, and then brought them back to me, and I laid them in a drawer—the prisoner then came in, and I showed him the four coins—he said "You can only fix me for two"—I gave the four half-crowns to the constable at the police-court—I had seen the prisoner at my place several times before 31st March—the four half-crowns remained untouched from 31st March to 2nd April—I put them aside to pay a tobacco bill—I know they are the same—there are five altogether.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said that a boy brought me some, and another boy in a brown coat brought me some—I should know him if I saw him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 30). Mr. Cline gave the prisoner into my charge on 2nd April, and handed me a half-crown—he said "Yes, I gave it to him, but I did not know it was bad"—Mr. Cline said that the prisoner had been there on the previous Wednesday—he said "Yes, I ac
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are all bad, and from different moulds—one of them is worn smooth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The smooth one is the one I gave on Friday. I was in Regent Circus and saw a traveller get off an omnibus with two parcels strapped together. I carried his parcels till four o'clock, and he gave me the smooth half-crown and a tea cake, and told me to meet him next morning. I then went to the prosecutor's shop and got some tobacco and changed the half-crown. On Friday morning I met the traveller in Regent Circus, and went with him. He gave me another half-crown and told me to meet him the next morning, but I could not, as I was locked up. I went to the prosecutor's shop for a half-ounce of tobacco, and gave him the half-crown. He showed it to a man in the shop, who pronounced it bad. Do you think if I knew that the half-crown I took there on Wednesday was bad I should have admitted being there on the Wednesday?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman O</hi> 24). I took the prisoner, searched him, and found on him two sixpences, a threepenny piece, and four pence—he was remanded and discharged—I received a bad half-crown from Mr. Little; it was very light, and a bad colour—I handed it to Inspector Layling; it was produced before the Magistrate, but I do not know what became of it—he gave his address, "Edward Wardlaw, 28, Rosoman Street, Clerkenwell."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You took me to 6, Bishop's Court, Clerkenwell Green, and I saw your mother there—that is not 28, Rosoman Street. Jane Elizabeth Mynott. I served the prisoner with two pennyworth of</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G R</hi> 31). I met Mr. Mynott with the prisoner on Clerkenwell Green—he said, "I give this man in custody for passing a bad two-shilling piece at my house"—I said to the prisoner, "Where do you live?"—he said, "13, Clerkenwell Green"—I said, "There is no 13, clerk
<lb/>enwell Green, it is pulled down"—it has been pulled down more than 12 months—he said, "I live up here," and took me up Bishop's Court—I saw this florin in his hand; we struggled, and I took it from him—I saw his mother there, who said that he had only been living there two nights—I asked him where he got it from—he said that his wife had pawned some things that morning and given him the florin—I said, Where does your wife live"?"—he said, "I don't know."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took you in custody, but I did not handle you till you took a florin out of your pocket—you struggled hard to keep it, but I took it from you—you did not show it to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. A half-crown which is dull, light, and which bends in the teeth, I should say was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Why should I struggle to keep the coin when I had plenty of time to get rid of it? I had plenty of time to put it in my mouth if I wished.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I broke the first coin—he did not run away then, but he looked pretty sheepish—he started to run directly he saw me move—he ran very fast.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He told me that a gentleman gave him the florin for carrying a parcel.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth.—
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-68" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GROWNS</persName> </hi>. I am a private detective at the Langham Hotel—on 22nd April I was watching about the house—the prisoner had had a room there since the Saturday—I saw him go to his bedroom about 5.30, and followed him—I knocked at the door, and said to him "Have you found an overcoat which you stated you had lost last night?"—he said "Yes"—I said "Very strange things do happen; have you heard that a lady lost a sealskin jacket last night?"—he said "No"—I said "Strange things do happen; will you allow me to look round your room?"—he said "Yes, willingly," and I did so, and saw nothing but a portmanteau—I said "Will you allow me to look at that portmanteau 1"—he said "No, certainly not, I will go with you to see the manager if you like"—I said "I should like to see what that portmanteau contains," and stooped down and opened it, and saw the sealskin jacket and cap—I said "There is a silk handker
<lb/>chief which cannot be found"—he said "Here it is," and took it out of his breast pocket—I gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "After I had taken the coat, umbrella, and lady's jacket to my bedroom, I sat down on the bed and began to realise my position. At first a thought struck me that I would take them back; but on consideration I thought I would run down first to see if it was missed. When I got down I saw Dr. Bramwell talking to the manager. I then went to bed determined to speak to Dr. Bramwell in the morning. I went down and had breakfast, and walked about the hotel till midday. As I could see nothing of Dr. Bramwell, I went upstairs to get my pipe to have a smoke. When I opened my bedroom door I saw my portmanteau had been opened. I opened the drawer and saw some one had been there too. I took my pipe and went down to smoke. I waited till 5.45 without having seen Dr. Bramwell, and went up to wash before dinner. The detective then came and spoke to me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had no intention of taking the goods. I knew there was a detective in the hotel. I was only waiting to see the owner, as I thought it better to return them to him than to the manager.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Beer.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on this watch (
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I would have advanced 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it if it had been gold—I gave him in custody—on the road to the station Beer ran across the road and followed us to the station—he came in while Young was being charged, and asked what was the matter—Young said "You know that watch that man gave me over the bet on the Lincoln Handicap; I have got locked up over that"—Beer said "It is my watch; I bought it of a watch-maker"—they were then both charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a silver watch, and supposing it had the proper Hall-mark it would be marked in a jeweller's window at 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the works are pretty fair—we took in three watches of this description for gold, but found they were not, and sold the three for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. To a dealer named Aaron—we did not take the marks off first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We scratched the cases, and the man knew perfectly well that they were duffln watches—we did not scratch over the mark, but we scratched the gold off so as to show the metal underneath; we left the mark as it was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I will not swear that this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is not one of the watches I sold to Aaron—I believe there are no scratches here—I cannot swear that it is not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-72" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PABSONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 453). I was called, and took Young-Beer came to the station and said, "What is the matter)"—he was charged with Young.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-73" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE ROWE</persName> </hi>. I have been one of the assayers of the Gold-smiths' Company for 33 years—this is not the impression of their mark; theirs is an English crown, and this is a foreign one, and where the leopard's head should be is simply a mass of confused dots; the letters belong to the mark of 1813, but our mark came into use in 1847; any one in the trade would know that this was not a genuine mark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I said at the police-court, "If it was handed round a sale-room the public might take it for a gold watch"—this watch (
<hi rend="italic">another</hi>) purports to have the Chester mark, and it may be genuine, but I doubt it—Chester has a Hall of its own—any person has a right to burn out or erase a forged mark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have had no means of trying whether it is silver or not—Chester, Birmingham, Newcastle, and Sheffield have Halls of their own, but the Chester mark would have an English crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant B</hi>). I have known Beer for some time—when I first knew him he had two shops, an unredeemed pledge shop and an eating-house—he said in the yard of the police-court,</p>
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<p>"Do you think if I thought it was wrong I should have come into the station directly after the man?"—he also said that he bought it at Debenham and Store's, and he had not had it in his possession more than two years—Debenham and Storr ore auctioneers for the sale of unredeemed pledges by pawnbrokers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I knew that it was silver, but I did not know that it ought not to have the gold Hall mark on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My assistant took it in pledge as a gold watch in 1877, but when I saw it I said that it was silver, and I described it in the catalogue so as to avoid having any dispute—if it had been gold it would have been worth 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Hammond, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Green.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-83" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEEL</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, and live at St. Andrew's, County Fife—on Thursday morning, 9th April, about 1 o'clock, I was in Cheapside—the three prisoners came up to me—one of them snatched my watch away and ran, the other two tried to hold me from running after her—I called "Police"—the police came up and fixed Hammond, and she dropped the watch; the other two were nailed by other policemen—I can't recollect very much about it, I was not sober—I went to the station and signed the charge-sheet—I did not give the prisoners my watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hammond.</hi> I was not with five other women when you met me, and I had not a piece of my chain in my hand—I had been knocked down by a cab that day, and my hat was covered with mud—you dropped the watch in the street, and the policeman picked it up—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I had some money about me—I went about with my hat and clothes muddy during the day—I am not aware that I was turned out of a public-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 571). I was in Cheapside, and saw the three prisoners surround the prosecutor and hustle him against the houses—I saw Hammond leave him hurriedly—I ran across, hearing a cry of "Police I Stop thief!"—I saw Green and Valentine holding the prosecutor to prevent his following Hammond—I saw a portion of chain hanging from his coat pocket—land another constable secured the two, and Hammond was brought back by another officer with the watch—she said the prosecutor gave it her; he said "No"—about an hour afterwards I found a small portion of the chain in the carriage way in Cheapside, near the spot where I first saw them—Valentine said she knew nothing about it; she and Green both said at</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. There were no other persons about; the streets were very clear—I had followed them down Cheapside—when I first heard the cry of "Police" I was about 100 yards off, but I got within 10 yards of them—I had my usual boots on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. Green and Valentine said to the prosecutor "You were drinking with other women before you went with us—he was under the influence of drink, but I believe he knew what he was about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 598). I was in Queen Street about 12.45 on this morning, and saw Hammond turn out of Queen Street—I ran after her up Pancras Lane, and told her to stop—she stopped, and went partly into No. 4 doorway—I took hold of her left arm, and heard something drop, and on looking behind her found this watch—I picked it up—she first said "I have done nothing," and afterwards said "The gentle
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">VALEOTINE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">She also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>bridge Heath—on 5th February, about 4 p.m., I was driving a horse and van in Queen Victoria Street, and noticed before me a Hansom's cab, No. 7638, going at about four or five miles an hour, not more—I then saw the near wheel go over a lady's leg—that was Mrs. Walklin—the driver looked round several times after the accident, as though he was agitated—I saw his features; the prisoner is the man—he did not stop—I stopped at the European, and watched him over to the Bank of England—I did not take my eyes off the cab till I jumped down and gave the number to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Protection Society against street accidents have interfered in this case, but I have not received one penny from them, and do not expect to—I did not see the prisoner again till 20th April—my van had no hood; I had a boy with me—it was a very light afternoon—the cab started faster after it ran over the lady—I did not see her go off the pave
<lb/>ment and run against the shaft—I did not see her till she was down—he whipped the horse when he got to the Bank of England, not before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-89" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET WALKLIN</persName> </hi>. My husband lives at 333, Cambridge Heath Road—on 25th January I was in the Poultry, opposite the Mansion House, and was going to cross to the Mansion House side—I went off the footpath into the road, and received a blow on my nose by the shaft of a Hansom's cab which was going towards the Bank—I caught hold of the skin of the horse—the cab drove on, and I fell, and the wheel passed over one of my legs—the cab did not stop—I managed to get off the road, and was assisted by a gentleman—I was attended by a doctor, and was confined to my bed for three weeks—as far as I noticed the road was dear when I started to cross.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was half-way across the road when it happened, but I did not get to the refuge in the middle of the road—I was not in a hurry.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-90" type="given" value="JOB"/>JOB PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the Sanitary Inspectors of the City—on 25th February I was in the Poultry, about 4 p.m., and heard a scream, and saw a lady on her face, with her head on the kerb and her body in the road—it was on the asphalte at the end of the Poultry—I carried her into a doorway and attended to her—I saw a Hansom's cab going eastwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was not in Queen Victoria Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-91" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a cab proprietor—the prisoner has been one of my drivers for three months—on 25th February he was driving a Hansom's cab of mine, No. 7638.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him five or six years as a driver, and never heard a complaint against him, or of any accident to his cab, or an endorsement on his licence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-92" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I went to see the prosecutor on 26th February—she was in bed—she had two abrasions on her nose, a cut on her head, and a contused wound on the right leg about 6 inches above the ankle, and a general shock to the nervous system—she was six months advanced in pregnancy—she is still under my care—the bone was injured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Her sight and hearing are all right as far as I know.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> A second constable said "There is a man outside."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 50). I took the prisoner outside this shop—I said "Have you a bad half-crown in your possession?"—she said "I have"—she took it out of her purse and gave it to me—I took her back to the shop and Harlow came up—I did not see a man outside—this is the half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 266). I was on duty on 17th March, and saw the prisoner and a man conversing about a dozen Yards from the prosecutor's shop—the prisoner left him and went away; a few minutes afterwards I saw Chaffy touch her on the shoulder—I said "What is the matter?"—he said "She has been passing a bad half-crown"—I said "Don't let her go, I will fetch the man; "she must have heard that—he</p>
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<lb/>wards going through the park; I whistled; he turned round and threw two packets away—I saw his fare—he got outside the park; I could not over take him, he was on the other side of the railings—I picked up these two parcels (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—one was done up in a piece of newspaper and eaclf coin was separate—there are nine counterfeit half-crowns in one parcel and five florins in the other—I went back to the Shop and fbftowed the prisoner and the constable to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were standing together a few minutes—I did not expect you Would come back because I whistled—I should know the man' again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad—these' in the' packet are all counterfeits, and three of the same mould as the one the prisoner uttered—the florins are also bad—the coins' are wrapped up separately to prevent their being rubbed together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never knew it was bad. I was not talking to any man; if I had been he would hate been caught The officeman was: tuft that a man ran away. He never ran after me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of uttering. she also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in March</hi>, 1872.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-100" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at the Stores, Bedford Square—on 16th March, about 1.20 p.m., the prisoner called' for half a pint of beer and a screw of tobacco—he put down this florin, I tried it in the tester and found it was bad—I said "This is a bad two-shilling piece"—he said What is' it? give it' me back"—I handed it to Mrs. Hind, the mistress of the house—I saw Mr. Hind give it to Mr. Lane—the prisoner was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Mrs. Line said "Give him in charge, he is a stranger."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer E</hi>). I was at these Stores when the prisoner came in—I saw him put down a florin and call for the beer and tobaccos-Miss Parker put it in the taste and tried it, and said "This is a bad one"—I went to "Mrs. Hind, and said in the prisoner's presence "Will you charge him?"—she said "Yes"—I told the prisoner I was a police officer and should take him to the station for knowingly uttering this florin—he took hold of a brass rack where newspapers are kept, and said "You won't take me to the station; if my pal were here he Would jump your b——guts out"—I told another man to run after a man who was standing outside—I took the prisoner to the station and found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave his name Joseph Bowles, 53, Neale Street, Seven Dials—I went there and saw a man who said he was the prisoner's uncle—the prisoner was taken to Bow Street, remanded, and then discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had previously watched the man outside—I was in the house two or three minutes—I have been watching you in the street, Re-examined. The prisoner's companion is a man whom the police are watching.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-102" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILLIAM</persName> </hi>. I keep the Marquis of Granby—the prisoner Came to my house on 26th March, a few minutes past 10 p.m.—my wife servant</p>
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<p>him with half a pint of beer and a pennyworth of tobacco—she is ill and cannot attend—I saw the prisoner tender a florin—my wife took it up and bent it—I said to the prisoner "It is a bad one, where did you get it?"—he said that he took it at Saffron Hill for some pins which he had sold—I said in You have come a long way to change it"—he put up his hands, which were quite black, and said "lama hard-working man, and I could not do that sort of thing"—I gave him in charge with the coin—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-103" type="given" value="NATHAN"/>NATHAN LYTEL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 502). The prisoner was given into my custody—he said he took the coin from a woman named Murphy in a street near Saffron Hill to whom he had sold 8 dozen of linch pins and 10 split ones on Good Friday—I made inquiries and could find no such name about there—the prisoner was remanded for a week—he said the woman's name was Smith, and she lived in Hare Street—he refused his address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad and cast in the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "The name of the party I took the two shillings from is Mrs. Smith. I sold her some linch pins for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., at No. 19, Hare Street, that is how I came by the florin."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I am a blacksmith. I made these pins on Good Friday, and Mrs. Smith gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for them, and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the split pins; the other florin I got in change at King's Cross.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-367-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-106" type="given" value="ELIZABETH SARAH"/>ELIZABETH SARAH TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the Falcon Tavern, Wardour Street, Soho—on 5th April, about 10 p.m., I served the prisoner with half a pint of ale and a screw of tobacco—he put down this half-crown, which I found to be bad—I gave it to Mr. Swan, the landlord.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-107" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK SWAN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Falcon—I was present when the half-crown was tendered—it was given to me—I said to the prisoner "Do you know what this is? it is bad; where did you get it from?"—he said "I got it from a public-house in Oxford Street last Wednesday"—this was on Monday—I said "How do you live?"—he said "73, Wyld Street"—at the station he said Great Wyld Street—I said "What are you?"—he said "A carpenter"—I said "Have you kept this from last Wednesday?"—he said "Yes—I said "Have you any more money about you?"—he said "No"—I gave him in charge—I asked him his name in the constable's presence—he said "Henry White"—there is no 73, Wyld Street; there are not so many houses—he was taken before the Magistrate, remanded till the Thursday, and discharged—this is the coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-108" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BINK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 303). I took the prisoner—Mr. Swan gave me this bad half-crown—the prisoner said "If I had known it was bad I should not have tried to pass it"—he gave his name Henry White, of 73, Great Wyld Street, Drury Lane—I found nothing on him—he was re
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-109" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA BOMLEY</persName> </hi>. My brother keeps the Red Lion, Henley Street—I served the prisoner on 10th April, about 7.30 p.m., with half a pint of ale and a pennyworth of tobacco—he tendered a florin—I handed it to my brother, who gave the prisoner in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-110" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS COUSIN</persName> </hi>. I saw Bomley serve the prisoner—she handed me this coin—I saw it was bad—I said to the prisoner "Where did you get this from?"—he said "I got it in change for half a crown at a public-house in Oxford Street"—the prisoner had tried to pass a bad florin previously and I gave it him back—I gave this one to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot swear to when you were there before, but I know you are the same party.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 133). Cousin gave the prisoner into my custody with this florin—I searched him and found one penny—he gave his name Charles Smith, 21, New Road, Bermondsey—there is no such place.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. YELVBRTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Howe.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On Saturday morning, 10th April, from information I received I went in search of Middleton—I found him outside the Mitre public-house, at Sudbury—I said to him "How do you account for putting that hay and straw up into Howe's cart last night?"—he said that he sold him a quarter of a load for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and gave him a truss of straw for halfpence—I took him to the station—he said that Mr. Smeeton, his master, gave him authority; Mr. Smeeton was present and denied it—I then took him into custody—on the same evening I saw Howe at Carlton Road, Paddington—I told him that he was at Harrow late last night, that Middleton was in custody for stealing hay and straw, and said "How do you account for receiving that hay and straw from him?"—he said "I bought half a load of him and paid him at the rate of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a load"—I said "What about the straw?"—he said "I know nothing about that"—I told him he must consider himself in custody, and took him to Kilburn Station—I then went with Cluny, the policeman, to his premises, and found three crusses of meadow hay in a shed—I told him afterwards that I had found and he said "That is part of the hay that I received"—I produce a piece of rope which I found attached to one of the trusses that I found on</p>
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<p>Howe's promises—I have compared that with some other cord that was on the rick cloth and it corresponded—on the way from Kilburn to Harrow Howe asked me what Middleton had said about it—I said "He told me he had sold you some hay and straw"—he said "That is the straw that is under the horse now."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crass-examined.</hi> Howe answered my questions quite openly—his wife took me to the place where Howe was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-123" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SMITH</persName> </hi>. On 9th April I was coming from Harrow past Mr. Smeeton's rick, and saw Middleton with three more; one of them was his son—one of them was going up a ladder, and I saw one of them take a bundle of thatch straw, which was put on a cart about 10 yards from the rick—Middleton was standing by the cart—he came and asked me if my name was Walter Seymour—I said "No, it is me"—I knew him; I did not know whether he knew me—he asked what I wanted—I told him I wished to see "Walter Seymour—he said "I think it will rain"—I said "I think it will"—I then went into the road—the cast went towards London—two of the men went towards London with it, and two went towards Harrow—Howe was leading the cart—I did not know him before—I saw him again on the Wednesday following at Edgware, in Court—I did not recognise him then; I speak to him to the best of me recollection; I don't swear positively to him—there was only one man on the load; the load was hay and straw—there was half a load of hay and four or five bundles of thatch straw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was about 9.45; it was quite dark—I knew Middleton and his son, a boy, before; not the others—I saw all of them go up the ladder.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-124" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ADAMS</persName> </hi>. Howe is my uncle—I was living with him for about three weeks—on the morning of 0th April he said to me that he was going up to London to get in some debts that were owing to him, and then to Harrow for half a load of hay that he had bought—I went with him to Hanrow and went to Middleton's house—we got there about 6 in the evening; ho was not at home; he was sent for and came there—Hewe said to him "I have come for the half load of hay, but I have not got the money I. will pay you some of it and the rest next-week"—Middleton said "That will do if you will pay me on Tuesday"—about 8 o'clock we went to the rick—I stopped in the cart and got it ready to put the hay on—we loaded it with 18 trusses and a bundle of thatch—when we had loaded two trusses young Middleton said "Father, here comes Mr. Sweeton; I can hear his voice"—Middleton said "It does not matter who comes, my boy, I have got the privilege of selling it"—this loading took about three-quarters of an hour—Mr. Smeeton did not come.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Howe said he was going to pay 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the hay—I heard him agree with Middleton for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the half load—I have been with him in his cart before—we were employed all day in London in the cart—we remained at Middleton's house to tea—Howe is a hay and straw dealer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-125" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMEETON</persName> </hi>. Middleton is a hay-binder in my employment—he was there on 9th. April—on that day I had a load of hay at the rick, bound for market—I told him to bind it to go to Cumberland Market next morning—he had no authority from me to sell hay—I have seen three trusses of hay produced by the police; it is not like my best hay that was</p>
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<p>stolen from the rick, but it is like the inferior hay that was not marketable, dusty hay—I do not know Howe at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Middleton.</hi> You had never sold hay for me—you were in my employment for 20 years at intervals, hut yott never told airy hay for me—you have taken hay to market for me, you never received money for it—you may have sold hay for Mr. Baker, my regular binder—you never brought me the money for this hay.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-126" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SEYMOUR</persName> </hi>. I live near Mr. Smeeton's rick—about 8.45 on the 9th April I heard some people cutting hay—I went outside my cottage and went across the road, and saw a young man with a cart; he had got a truss of hay in it—I saw four men—I said, "I think there is something wrong here"—the young man with the cart coughed and said, "It's all right"—I recognise Middleton as the man who was cutting the hay—I went back into my garden and watched—I could only hear a whispering and one man said, "Be quick, there is some one coming"—the lad said, "It's no use, we can't get out; stand your ground, and take no notice"—I could not recognise the person who said that; I merely heard the sound.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-130" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>MARTIN KOSMINSKI</persName> </hi>. I am a furrier, of 37, Milk Street, Cheapside—some time last year George Hardwick Robshaw suggested to me that I should add to my other business that of a woolen business—the result of that was that he became indebted to me 492
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in September last year—on 11th December he came and produced two bills for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and this document (marked A), and suggested that and 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash as the terms of settlement between us—there is a stamp to it, and my name is written across it—I signed it in his presence that day—he did not give me the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; he said, "I shall give you the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to-morrow"—I said, "All right, it will only be a penny lost, I will see my solicitor," and I cancelled my name and returned the document-during the time he was my agent 1 had given him 15 or 16 of my bill-heads, signed in blank—on the following day I Went to my solicitor, Mr. Lovett, and deposited the document with him and the bill for 4000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—next day I saw George Robshaw at Mr. Lovett's office—Mr. Lovett told him he could not accept his proposition, as the bills were no good; he must give more money and put his own name on the bills—he said he could not give more money at present-some other conversation took place, and Mr. Lovett told him he must go to his own solicitor and try and settle it—on 17th December I saw him again at Mr. Lovett's office, and the proposition was again made that he should give more money and better bills—he Said he would give the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as soon as it was settled—on 31st December I took out a debtor's summons in bankruptcy against him, and at the hearing of that summons this document marked "C," dated 8th December, was pro
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and cash 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., &c. M. Kosminski"—that is my genuine signature, but the document is a forgery—it is written on one of the bill-heads I had given him—I took proceedings against him for the forgery at</p>
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<p>Bow Street—I attended there on 8th January, and heard Kirby give his evidence for the defence—it is not true, as was then stated by him, that on 13th December I admitted having received 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 29th November—I did not see Kirby at all on 13th December—it is not true that he called with George Robshaw that day, and that Robshaw asked for a receipt appertain
<lb/>ing to the agreement signed on the 8th—it is not true, as stated by Henry Robshaw in his deposition, that he came with his brother on 8th December, and that I signed the document "C" in the presence of them both, and afterwards returned it to George Robshaw—I never saw that document till it was produced at the Bankruptcy Court on 31st December—I was present at this Court, and heard them repeat on oath the evidence they had given at Bow Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kirby.</hi> I first knew you in September or October—you never came to my place to write letters or receive blank forms from me to my knowledge—I have seen you there several times on messages from Robshaw the convict, never twice a day—you never brought memorandum papers for me to sign—you did not pay in 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the bank for me during my holiday—you brought letters to me to sign—I seldom did anything on Saturdays but got the letters, and then went away—my private office is covered, you could not see what was going on—something was said about Robshaw having got 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down twice—he had charged me with two 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as there were two receipts for the same 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., one from my man and one from me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Robshaw.</hi> I did not, on the night of 8th December, write to James Mercer and say that I had referred you to James Dixon and Co.—I can positively swear that you were not there on the 8th, and I can deny that I was not in the warehouse on 8th December. Re-examined. Nothing took place on 8th December, and this is a forgery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-131" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY AVORY</persName> </hi>, Jun. I produce the record of the conviction of George Hard-wick Robshaw for forging a certain accountable receipt, with intent to de
<lb/>fraud—he was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment—it is signed "Henry Avory, Clerk of the Court"—I also produce the original depositions, taken at Bow Street, on which he was committed for trial to this Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-132" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>MARTIN KOSMINSKI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I was present at Bow Street when the witnesses for the defence were examined—I saw Frederick Kirby sworn and sign his deposition.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kirby.</hi> I am a bankrupt, but that is through Robshaw's defalcations; he has robbed me of thousands. (
<hi rend="italic">The depositions of Frank Kirby and Henry Robshaw at Row Street were here read.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-133" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName> </hi>. I produce a copy of my shorthand notes taken here of the evidence of the two prisoners on the trial of George Hardwick Robshaw, on 10th February, 1880. (
<hi rend="italic">Read.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Lovett, a solicitor—I was present at the trial of Robshaw, on 10th February, and heard the prisoners give their evidence—I saw them sworn.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-135" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WALKER</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Milk Street, Cheapside—I was Mr. Kosminski's foreman—I was present at Bow Street on 1st January, and heard Kirby give his evidence—he swore that Kosminski admitted receiving 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Robshaw on 13th December—that is not true—I heard him repeat the same evidence at this Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kirby.</hi> I did not see you there on 13th December—</p>
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<p>remember you calling with Robshaw; that was on the 12th, and you went through the accounts in the middle warehouse—the room is not par
<lb/>titioned to the ceiling—with respect to the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which you paid and got the banker's clerk's receipt for, I went next day and got a receipt for it—I find that Mr. Robshaw got a receipt for it as well as me, and there ought only to have been one receipt—there were high words between Kosminski and Robshaw about the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I may hare fetched the banker's pass-book to show that there was only one 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I do not know that Kosminski signed a receipt on 11th December, or that he took it away and put it in the hands of Mr. Lovett, his solicitor, or that 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid to him—I do not know that he bought a sealskin jacket on 29th December, and paid for it with two 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes received from Robshaw, but I have heard it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Robshaw.</hi> I have seen you in the office with your brother, but do not recollect the dates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Kirby, in his defence, stated that he wrote the document of 8th December, when no signature was attached to it; that he had been in the habit of writing at Martin Kosminski's dictation, and called at his office three or four times a day; that two receipts had been given for one sum of</hi> 40
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<hi rend="italic">which was after wards put down as</hi> 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He called for Mr. Dere as his witness (who had been included in this charge at Bow Street), but who did not now appear.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi> 60). On Saturday night, 3rd August, about 8 o'clock, in consequence of information, I went to 7, Wood Street—I obtained a ladder, and examined the facia—I saw the window open, but the dust was undisturbed—I got in, and found the prisoner standing on a bench in the corner, and this portmanteau and macintosh neat him—the portmanteau contained four field glasses, and a number of silk scarves—I asked the prisoner what he was doing there—he said a gentle
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 652). I was in Wood Street—I saw the window open, and sent for the sergeant.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-140" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY DRUIFF</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman, at 7, Wood Street—I occupy the basement, the ground and first floors—I do not live there—no one sleeps on the premises—this portmanteau and other things are mine—the property altogether is worth about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw the premises closed on the Saturday afternoon—the room door was padlocked, and everything safe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, repeated in substance his statement to the officer.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">A previous conviction was also proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grove.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-144" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CHRISTIE</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Merton Road, Kensington, and am a gardener—on 26th March about 3 p.m. I saw the deceased, Joseph Olden, come out of the Builders' Arms public-house—the prisoner was outside close against me—Olden accused the prisoner of throwing water over him—the prisoner said "I did not do it"—Olden said "If you did not do it, you caused it to be done, and you shall settle for it"—he called the prisoner some awfully foul names, and said he would have some lads down that would make him settle for it—then he called the prisoner a b——snotty puppy—the prisoner said "If you call me that again I shall give you a smack in the face"—Olden then said "You b——I will have a go at you myself," end he pulled off his jacket and waistcoat, and threw them in the van—they then squared up to each other and commenced to fight—I could not say who struck the first blow—this was on the pavement—the prisoner Struck Olden under the arm with his right hand, and then with his left hand he struck him under the right jaw—Olden fell forward on one knee, and then pitched forward on his face at my feet—we set him up in a sitting position—some one brought some water, and I poured some into his bands and rubbed them—the whole thing did not last more than five or six minutes—I saw his jew drop, and said "The man is dead"—I have known the prisoner from a child; he was always a very quiet man—they were both Sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see anything till the deceased came out of the public-house—I could not say whether he was turned out; he came out without his hat, and it was thrown out after him—he was very much ex
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner took off his coat when the deceased took off his—I had never seen the deceased before. William Marton. I work at a dairy in Newcomb Street, Notting Hill—on this afternoon I was coming by the Builders' Arms and saw the pri
<lb/>soner and Olden there and a mob of people—I pulled up behind Olden's van—he was standing on the pavement with his left hand on the top rail of his van talking to the prisoner—he said "I am only here by myself, but none the more for that I will have a b——go"—they then both took off their coats and fought—Olden hit the prisoner the first blow in the mouth—the prisoner then hit him under the left side with his right hand, under the heart, and with his left hand under the right ear, and he fell on his left side—two chaps picked him up and sat him on the pavement with his back to the van—I fetched some water and bathed his head—I saw his jaw drop and said he was dead—a surgeon was fetched and I left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was driving my milk perambulator—I have known</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Builders' Arms—a little before 3 o'clock on 20th March Olden came into the tap-room and spoke to me, and I directed him to the urinal.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">This staled that he was first attacked by the deceased on earning out of the public-house, and after repeated provocation he knocked him down.</hi>)</p>
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<p>which I took down and read over to her, and she signed it—this is her deposition—Strickland also gave evidence, which I took, and read over, and she signed. (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. It never thrived from the first—it would eat a deal of food—I was not at home all day; but when I was I used to see Strickland feed it—the food did not seem to do it any good—I have described it as "a little thin-skinned rabbit"—it had no cough before going to Dr. Bonney—Strickland let lodgings; I am one of the lodgers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmerson.</hi> You did tell me that the baby was six months' old when taken to the infirmary—on one occasion you gave my sister 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-156" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at Camera Cottages, Lower Camera Street, Chelsea—my house is at the back of Strickland's—I used to live with her—I remember Emmerson taking her child to Dr. Bonney about a fortnight before I left, on a Monday morning—she went out to work from about 8 a.m. till 8 p.m.—I was out during the day, occasionally running home to dinner—I always saw Strickland taking care of the child, and have seen her feeding it—I did not notice anything the matter with it; but Strickland said to me, "I think baby's arm is broke; I will send the mother and child to the doctor"—I spoke to the mother about it, and told her that she should take it to the doctor instead of going to work—she said, "I shall do so"—that was about three weeks before 23rd February—when she came back from seeing the doctor, she told me that he said to her, "The child's arm is broken, and if anything happens to the baby you will be locked up for being neglectful."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. As far as I saw, the child used to sleep with its mother—the mother was at home on Sundays—I knew she was out of work sometimes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmerson.</hi> I never saw you unkind to the child.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The mother and baby slept in the same room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-157" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ERSKINE</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, at 321, King's Road, Chelsea—a woman came to fetch me to visit the child in Little Camera Street—I went there at 12 o'clock at night on 13th December last—I saw both the prisoners; the mother had the child on her lap and it was in convulsions and suffering from congestion of the lungs—I pre
<lb/>scribed for it and they fetched the medicine at once—I saw the child again the two following days, it was getting better—I advised the mother to take it to the hospital as I thought they were not in a position to pay my fees—the child was rather thin when I saw it—nothing was said to me about its arm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. It appeared to me to be a very weakly child—there were no sores upon its body.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmerson.</hi> I believe the child was rubbed with hartshorn and oil.</p>
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<lb/>not call to mind whether she made any answer to that—the skin of the child was in folds from the rapidity of the emaciation—I put the arm in splints, gave the mother a powder, and told her to take it home—I first sent for the relieving officer, Mr. Faryon, and spoke to him about it—I told the woman to bring the child every fine day, and she did so, with the excep
<lb/>tion of two or three days—the child improved, I should say it increased in weight—I did not notice any bronchial affection—I think I saw that it was running at the nose—it died on the night of 15th March—I had seen it that morning and found out in the mean time that the left fore arm had been broken—I spoke to her about it and she told me she did not know there was anything wrong with it—when I first saw the child it required great care and attention, it wanted proper feeding and nursing—as far as I</p>
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<p>could judge that was the cause of the state it was in—the emaciation was not to be accounted for by any disease—that was the opinion I formed at the time—I made a post-mortem examination on the 18th the morning of the inquest—I examined the right arm, that was still un-united; the fracture had existed some weeks—the left fore-arm I cut down upon the bone in order to discover the reason of the deformity, which was quite apparent—I found that the radius had been broken at that point, and had healed in that distorted manner; that might have been ruptured five or six months and never properly set—I examined the lungs, there was no disease except congestion of the lower portion of both lungs, evidently recent—there was no tubercle—there was no food in the stomach—there was mucus in the bronchial tubes—one or two of the mesenteric glands were slightly enlarged, but not sufficient to account for the wasted state of the body—I could not see any fat in the body—the external appearance I should say was that of a well-formed child—there was no enlargement at the end of the bones which characterizes a scrofulous child; the uninjured limbs were straight, I they would not have been if it had been naturally a scrofulous child—I can only conclude that death arose from want of proper food, there was no disease that I could see.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. The fracture of the hummers might be caused by a child falling out of bed—the usual way of a child getting a fracture is by being taken hurriedly up by the arm—I could not say that I saw the child half a dozen times before I noticed anything the matter with its left arm; it could use it—I saw its arm uncovered, and the fracture was perceptible at once—I have been in Court this morning, and heard that it was taken to the hospital suffering from disease of the parts—that is a disease very uncommon in a child of such tender years—disease of the urinary organs is almost unknown amongst children—excoriation of the buttocks is a sign of neglect—I saw no disease of the lungs or any bronchial affection about the child when I first saw it—I told the Corner that there was slight bronchial catarrh; that was the result of cold in the head—there was mucus in the bronchial tubes—the immediate cause of death was pneumonia, congestion of the lungs—that might be caused by cold—east winds are likely to give cold—east winds did prevail for a few days about that period—a child suffering from congestion of the lungs would be pre
<lb/>disposed to another and more serious attack—it would not tend to emaciate the child; it would not affect the nutrition of the body—I have heard this child described as always weakly and delicate, and one that did not thrive on its food, but it certainly increased in size during the three weeks it was under the care of the relieving officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmerson.</hi> It was possible for it to partially move its arm although it was broken, but not to take up anything and put it to its mouth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. A child who has a scrofulous affection of the arm so as to bend or soften the bone, would not have its legs straight: that is almost an invariable sign of that condition of the body, the legs are almost invariably curved—if a child will not thrive on its food there will always be perceptible traces of disease on examination—I am not aware of any condition that would produce death leaving no trace of actual disease.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-160" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA WARNE</persName> </hi>. I did live at 33, Little Camera Street, Chelsea, at the time the child died—I have been separated from my husband for two years</p>
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<p>—I slept in the same room with Emmerson and her baby—I was not there during the day; I generally went out at 8 o'clock or half-past, the same as the prisoner—I am a shirt washer—I did not notice anything the matter with the child, no more than it was delicate, and used to cry very much at night—it was a very small baby born—I did not notice anything the matter with its arm till Dr. Bonney came to it—I thought it was in a consump
<lb/>tion, and Emmerson told me that her mother died of consumption, and that it was a family complaint—Mrs. Strickland took charge of it during the day—the mother had not much to get drink with; at times she get a glass with the young: man she was keeping company with—I never saw her the worse for drink but once, to the best of my recollection—Mrs. Strickland is always a sober woman; she has an a version to drink.</p>
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<lb/>day, the 3rd, I gave him notice to leave—on Sunday night he went up to bed about 8 o'clock—I went to bed about 12—his room was on the floor below mine—my wife heard some one walking up and down stairs—she got up and opened the door and called me—I went out of my room, and saw the prisoner come up the stairs from below, and go into his own room with a light—I went down, hearing the cracking of wood—his door was open, and I saw the window curtains in flames, and the Venetian blinds and the toilet table were all on fire, and the carpet was burning—there was no gas in the room; he had a candle, but it was knocked out and was lying on the floor—the prisoner was not in his room then; he was down below—I managed to put the fire out—the prisoner then came upstairs to his ream again, and we persuaded him to dress—I said "Mr. Day, hew did you manage this, did you do it accidentally or purposely?" he said "I done it purposely, because you gave me warning to leave"—I took him to the police-station, and gave him into custody—I firmly believe that he was not in his right state of mind; he seemed in a regular state of delirium, I don't know from what cause, but since the occurrence we have heard that he had come from a private asylum.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think he had been linking; he kept intoxicating liquors in his room, and drank them—I have since heard that he had been confined by his own will for two years as a dipsomaniac—he had only been with us four or five days—he was in his shirt at this time—the candlestick was on the floor, broken—if a light had been accidentally set to one of the curtains all the burning I saw might have taken place from that—there' was muslin on the toilet table between the two windows—I don't knew whether a window was open.</p>
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<p>realize what wag going on—he was in his night shirt—after they got him upstairs and dressed him I went into the room—the fire was then out—I said to him "Mr. Day, tell me truly how it happened"—he replied "I saw the curtains, and put a light and made an ass of myself."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was under the influence of drink—he seemed to be in such a funny peculiar manner I could not tell whether he was drunk or not. being in the house so short a time, I had not had time to go for a reference, and did not know where he had come from—I knew he had spirits in his room; I understood that he suffered great pain, and was under medical treatment—he had no solicitor before the Magistrate—he asked me there "Do you believe that I did it intentionally?" and I said "I do not believe you did"—I believe he did not know what he was saying or doing, but we were excited then, and gave him in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 307). I was called to the house about 20 minutes past 12 in the morning of 5th April, by Mr. Hallett, who said he should give the prisoner into custody for setting fire to the place—he appeared to be very stupid, as though he had been drinking previously and was recovering from drink—I said to Mr. Hallett, "What proof have you that he set fire to it?" he said "He must have done it"—I looked round the room and saw what had occurred, and I refused to take him into custody, because I did not think he did it intentionally—I went to the station and informed the sergeant on duty what had occurred—I then went back, and at the corner of the street I met the prisoner with the prosecutor and they went with me to the station—on the way there the prisoner said, "I done it by accident."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He seemed stupid, and I could make no sense of him at all—I thought he was suffering from delirium tremens—he seemed excited, he made replies that I could not understand, talking wildly—from what I saw in the room I formed the opinion that the fire was accidental—if the candle had fallen against one of the curtains the fire might have spread from that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was all of a shake, he did not seem to know what he was doing, he was not violent at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "It was entirely acci
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That would not depend on what he said, but on the amount of drink he had taken and the condition in which he was—if he answered questions rationally I should consider he was rational—he was under my care as an ordinary patient—he resided there, and left about two</p>
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<p>days before this occurrence—I could not stop his going, I advised him to stop but he would not, he went away drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the ground of insanity.—
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Baron Pollock.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-Inspector K</hi>). On Sunday morning, 21st March, about 3.10, I was called to the prisoner's lodging, 51, Orchard Street, Lime house—the door was open—his sister lives in the house—I found his wife on a bed which was covered with blood—her sister and his father were also there, but the prisoner had left—I was at the station about 6.30, when the prisoner came there—I knew him by his description, and I told him I had been looking for him since 3 o'clock, and should charge him with attempting to murder his wife by cutting her throat with a razor—I searched him, and found in his waistcoat pocket 'a knife and a piece of paper covered with blood, as if the knife had been wiped on it, but there was no blood on the knife—he said, "Is she dead?"—his left hand was very much cut, and I' sent for a doctor—I searched the room, but found no sharp instrument.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner came of himself to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-173" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I live at 51, Newton Street, Poplar, in the same house as the prisoner and his wife—my husband is a fireman—on Saturday afternoon, 20th March, the prisoner and his wife had words, and she threw a loaf at him, and ran upstairs, and then she would go out and went out—I heard a scuffle about 12.30, and went downstairs—I live above them—the door was locked—I knocked, and she opened it; and when I saw blood I was so frightened, that I ran for her father—the prisoner was standing by the fireplace; he was excited.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The noise was such as would be caused by a person falling—the prisoner 'only had on his trousers and shirt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw blood on my son's hand—they have been married 8 or 9 years—I never knew them to live unhappily—they were both sober generally.</p>
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<lb/>thing more—I was removed to the hospital next day, and was there a fortnight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left him in bed when I went out and found him in bed when I returned—after I got into bed I woke him to have supper—he had some bread and cheese, but I cannot tell whether ho had a knife—he would require one to eat it—he asked me where I had been, and I said, "Where I like"—he asked me again at supper to tell him; he said, "Will you make any excuse for where you have been?"—I said, "No," and while we were having supper a scuffle ensued, and I fell over the machine stool—I afterwards saw that his hand was out—he has always been very kind to me—I was not perfectly sober, but I have a perfect recollection of what took place—ho was quite sober; he had been in bed from 6 to 11.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-176" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW BROWNFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 171, East India Read—on Sunday, 21st March, about 11 a.m., I was called to the prisoner's house, and found his wife in bed with two incised wounds on the front of her neck and the other at the side—I dressed them, and ordered her removal to the hospital—they were not dangerous of themselves, but they were in a vital place—they were clean cut wounds, and must have been inflicted with a sharp instrument; a pen-knife would do it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They might be done in a scuffle and a fall over a stool, if one person had a knife—one wound might have been dine in the struggle and the other in the fall—they might have been produced if he was struggling with a knife in his hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner was there when I came back from fetching his father, and I dare say he stayed there 10 minutes—this happened at 12.15, and I dare say ho went out about 12,30, but I did not see him go out, and did not see him again.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 28
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—they asked me how I got in the morning—I said I rung the bell at the front door, and the servant opened the door, and then I went in the parlour and took the keys out of a little safe, and then I opened the doors—they asked me which way the assistant went home at night—I said I didn't know, but he went up South Audley Street—then they asked me where he lived, and I said "Somewhere at Notting Hill or Bayswater"—they asked me if my master had any diamonds—I said he had some in pins—they asked me where my master lived, and I said he lived at the other shop in the Gloucester Road—we had then got on to the Knights
<lb/>bridge side, and they asked me to go to the Brown Bear public-house with them, where we had some ale and a biscuit; I think Webb paid for it—I saw Webb with his hand down as if picking up something, and he said "You can't always pick up these"—I saw 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in his hand, which he gave me—then he said "That is an old one," and he gave me another one for it—he said "How would you like to have a couple of hundred of them? you have got your hand on them"—the landlady then said that a soldier had just come in and lost 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and Webb said if he came in he should have it—as I was going away Green said to me "Don't tell my brother Fred that I have seen you"—he lives near me, and we are playmates—I left the</p>
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<p>prisoners in the public-house—next day, Friday, about 1 o'clock, as I was going home to dinner, I met Crossley and Green on the other side of Rotten Row—Crossley, I think, asked me if I had been up Clerkenwell, and if I had got any watch cases from there—I said I was in a hurry, and must walk quick, and they walked quick with me—we got to the Brown Bear, and they asked me if I would go in and have some beer—I said "No," and Green gave me a penny, and asked me if I would meet them that night at 8 o'clock—I told them if they were there when I was I would, but I would not wait for them—I then went home to dinner—when I got back to the shop I told my master what had happened, and he sent me to the Vine Street Police-station, and I asked for Inspector Naylor—he was not there, and another inspector sent me on to Inspector Naylor's private house in Wardour Street, where I saw him and told him all—he wrote a note and gave me to give my master—I did so, and the same night went to Vine Street and saw Sergeant Pickles—they gave me certain directions, and I went back to my master's shop, and I left after shutting it up, and went to meet the prisoners, as agreed, at the South Street gates—they asked me if I had just done, and if they got some keys would I try them to my master's private door in South Audley Street, and I said "Yes"—we then got up to the gate which leads to the Brown Bear, and they went up towards the monument, and I went home—Webb had given me 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and one of the others 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was to meet them on Saturday at 8 p.m.—I had previously arranged to meet my master at the Oratory, Brompton, and I made a communication to him—I leave at five o'clock on Saturday—I kept the appointment with the prisoners, but only met Crossley and Green—they asked me if I could not get the keys—I told them Mr. Orchard did sometimes leave them in the safe—they said if he left them in the safe and I could get them they would come in the next morning, and then we walked out at the Grosvenor gates—they said "Let us come out of this path," and we went into a public-house in South Audley Street—they said they would not forget me when they got in, but I should not have it for a week or two—they ordered some ale, and put down 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the man said he would not take it—Crossley said "That is good enough," and then they said "You don't want no beer, do you?" and I said "No"—Green gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I think Crossley gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he told me not to go down South Audley Street, and that it was only a whim of his—I said "All right"—he said that I might see him to-morrow at his brother's house, but I was not to say anything to him, and I was to meet them again on Monday—I then left and went into the park, where I met Inspector Turpin and constable Pickles by appointment—I did not see Green on the Sunday, but I met them on the Monday evening—the assistant had given me an envelope to take to Upper Grosvenor Street—I walked a little way with the prisoners, and then turned up a little path—I said "Oh, I forgot this note; I must take it to Upper Grosvenor Street"—they turned and walked back with me, and when we got near Grosvenor Street they said "We will meet you here as you come back"—I went to take the note, and when I came back I found the prisoners in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. I told the Magistrate that I went there on Wednesday—I did not know Crossley before—I met him five times—I first went into the public-house with them on Thursday night—I think I mentioned at the police-court about the prisoners asking me about the</p>
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<p>diamonds—I don't remember whether I mentioned the watch-cases—Green and Crossley asked me about the keys—I think that was on Friday—I think I spoke of the note I had to take, when before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Webb.</hi> I swear I saw you first on Thursday night—the landlady said a soldier had come in and asked for some beer, and did not have any money—I next saw you on Friday night in the park waiting for me—I think you gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; one of you gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I next saw you on Monday, when you were caught.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KELLY</hi>. I told the Magistrate that I was con
<lb/>fused about the dates—I think I am right now—I went to school with Green's brother, and have been a companion of his—I have known the prisoner Green a little over a year—there was nothing extraordinary in his taking a walk with me—I first communicated with my mother on Friday after I came home from dinner—they asked me the first evening about my master's property, but I did not form the idea till Friday that they intended robbing him—I have talked these matters over with Pickles since then—he has not told me any dates—I told him I had made a mistake—I cannot pledge myself as to which of the prisoners put any particular question—I saw Fred Green every night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On the Thursday, Friday, and Monday the prisoners were all together, and could hear what each other said, and on Saturday the two were walking so that one could hear the other.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). About 7.45 p.m. on 19th March I saw the prisoners standing in Park Lane, close by a' little gate leading from South Street—Arter came up South Street, and the prisoners followed him into the park and seemed to enter into conversation with him—they walked across the path leading by the east end of the Serpentine—when they got there they stopped two or three minutes in conversation—the boy then left them, and went on through a small passage leading from the high road, Knightsbridge, and they turned the same way directly after—I did not watch them further that evening—on Saturday evening about 8.30 I saw Crossley and Green standing by the same gate on the south side of Park Lane—they waited there two or three minutes, and then they went down to Mr. Orchard's, 69, South Audley Street, and walked up into the doorway—there is a glass panel in the door, and they looked through that into the shop—they then came back up South Street, and after a minute or two Arter joined them—they then came out into Park Lane, and walked down Grosvenor Street as far as South Audley Street—they turned into South Audley Street, and I lost sight of them—I next saw them on Monday evening waiting by the same gate—Arter joined them, and they walked down to the path which leads under the trees, where they turned to the right, going up towards Grosvenor Gate—the boy left them, going out</p>
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<p>through Grosvenor Gate, and Turpin took Green, and Robertson took Webb—Turpin told them they would be charged with conspiring together to incite Arter to commit a felony—Crossley made no reply—Green said he thought we had made a mistake.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. I saw the three together twice, and saw Crossley and Green together three times, Webb being absent on Saturday.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I took Green—he said, "I think you are labouring under a mistake."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Webb.</hi> I said before the Magistrate that I saw you in conversation under the trees—I said nothing about the path—the trees overshadow the path for half a mile.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Without leaving the path they could have a conversation under the trees.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800426-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROBERTSON</persName> </hi>. I belong to the Criminal Investigation Depart
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a small sovereign purse containing three old coins—the prisoner and another young man wrenched the bag from my hand, and one of them caught hold of my purse and twisted it out of my hand—I was held round the neck, and the prisoner put his hand over my mouth—I called for help—the one behind let go of me, I fell, and they ran away—Henrietta Moult came up to me—I saw the prisoner at the station on 3rd April, and he asked me not to charge him and he would give me a sovereign—I was taken there by the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were two or three men—I was in a state of terror, but I am certain there were not more than three—I could have told their figures, but could not swear to their faces—when he offered the sovereign he had been picked out by a witness.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't do any work—I know the prisoner by sight—</p>
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<p>I used to work a few doors from him—Baron Street runs into White Lion Street, no I could see down both streets—the prisoner never said anything to me before, or the others—I cannot say how many there were there—they were all standing in a ring talking—I saw the prisoner's face—he was standing among the others—I don't know who said "the old b——," because I did not stand looking at them—I was cross-examined at the police-court by the prisoner—I did not say that I saw the prisoner and another boy running before him—it occurred three or four doors down White Lion Street—I said 300 yards, because I did not know the length, but when I turned into White Lion Street I was about the length of this room from the prisoner—there was a lamp there—I only saw the side face of those running away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I worked at a public-house on Pentonville Hill for nine months—during that time the prisoner worked at a toy shop two or three doors off—I saw him every day—I have no doubt as to him—I had not spoken to him before that night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi>). I took the prisoner on 3rd April, as he was leaving the House of Correction, Coldbath Fields—I told him the charge, and he said, 'Briggs done it"—Briggs was apprehended at the same time—they were placed among eight others at the station, and Moult was brought in—she identified the prisoner only—the charge was read over to him, and he said to the prosecutrix, "I will give you a sovereign not to charge me, I don't see why I should be charged and the other not," pointing to Briggs, "as he was with me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was apprehended through inquiry, and by Moult's identification, with Briggs as being disorderly persons.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 254). I was on duty in Pentonville Road, on the night of 21st February, and saw the prisoner and five others near the Angel—I saw them go to the corner of Baron Street—I saw them moving about there and heard a cry—I ran across the road, and a woman, not the prosecutrix, made a complaint to me, and the prisoner and the others ran down Pentonville Road—I followed the prisoner and another and took them, and charged them with robbing a lady, and attempting to steal some braces.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the police-court that I took them as suspected persons—I took Briggs at the same time as the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The barman called out, "Time, please gentlemen," and you went out at 11.</p>
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