<!-- © 2003-2008 Old Bailey Proceedings Online -->
<TEI.2>
<text>
<body>
<div0 type="sessionsPaper" id="t18800524">
<interp inst="t18800524" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240001"/>
<xptr type="transcription" doc="18800524"/>
<div1 type="frontMatter" id="f18800524">
<interp inst="f18800524" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="f18800524" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TRUSCOTT, MAYOR.</p>
<p>EIGHTH SESSION, HELD MAY 24TH, 1880.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18800524-name-1">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-1" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-1" type="surname" value="BUCKLER"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, NO. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE, E.C.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240002"/>
<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 24th, 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>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-2" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-2" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-2" type="surname" value="TRUSCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-2" type="given" value="FRANCIS WYATT"/>FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WALTER HUDDLESTO</hi>., Knt., one of the Barons of the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES SYNGE CHRISTOPHER BOWE</hi>., Knt., one of the Justices of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNI</hi>., Esq., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-3" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-3" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-3" type="surname" value="GARDE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER GARDE</persName> </hi>., Knt., M.P., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-4" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-4" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-4" type="surname" value="PHILLIP"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-4" type="given" value="BENJAMIN SAMUEL"/>BENJAMIN SAMUEL PHILLIP</persName> </hi>., Knt., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS GABRIE</hi>., Bart., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANDREW LUS</hi>., Bart., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-5" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-5" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-5" type="surname" value="CHAMBER"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBER</persName> </hi>., Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY EDMUND KNIGH</hi>., Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE SWAN NOTTAG</hi>. Esq, other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-6" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-6" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-6" type="surname" value="CHARIE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARIE</persName> </hi>., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-7" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-7" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-7" type="surname" value="KER"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-7" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KER</persName> </hi>., Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-8" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-8" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-8" type="surname" value="WOOLLOTON"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-8" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WOOLLOTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY KELLY BAYLEY</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY HOMEWOOD CRAWFORD</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-9" type="judiciaryName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-9" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-9" type="surname" value="WRAGG"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT THOMAS"/>ROBERT THOMAS WRAGG</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240003"/>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TRUSCOTT, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday. May</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>Before Mr. Recorder.</p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-443">
<interp inst="t18800524-443" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-443" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-443-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-443-18800524 t18800524-443-offence-1 t18800524-443-verdict-1"/>
<p>443.
<persName id="def1-443-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-443-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-443-18800524" type="age" value="48"/>
<interp inst="def1-443-18800524" type="surname" value="MACARTNEY"/>
<interp inst="def1-443-18800524" type="given" value="DAVID"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID MACARTNEY</hi> (48)</persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18800524-443-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-443-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-443-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>for unlawfully obtaining 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from
<persName id="t18800524-name-11" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-11" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-11" type="surname" value="COLES"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM RICHARD ESCOMB"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-443-offence-1 t18800524-name-11"/>William Richard Escomb Coles</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-12" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-12" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-12" type="surname" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-12" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAM</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DIGBY SEYMOU</hi>., Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTO</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-13" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-13" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-13" type="surname" value="COLE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM RICHARD ESCOMB"/>WILLIAM RICHARD ESCOMB COLE</persName> </hi>. I ammanager of Richards and Co., coal merchants and colliery colliery proprietors, having offices at 1, Fenchurch Street, City, and they have a colliery in South Wales—the certificate of the registration of the Company is in Court—early in February we were in want of a depot at Faddington—the defendant called on me on the 6th, and told me he had his coal depot to sell and plant belonging to it, at Mileage Station of the Great Western Railway—he gave me some particulars of the extent of the business, and finally told me that 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was the price of it—I said that, judging from what he had said of the business, 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. seemed a great deal too much, but I would mention the matter to the directors—I did so, and on 10th February I went with Mr. Shirley, one of the directors, to see the premises; we saw the defendant there, he showed us some rough books—Mr. Shirley left before me: after he had left the defendant told me that he had been offered 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that morning for the depot, and the plant as it stood, from a person in the South of London—I said that was more, than I could recommend the directors to give, and I left—on 23rd February he came to our office in Fenchurch Street—Mr. Philpot and Mr. Shirley, two of the directors, were present, the matter was again dis
<lb/>cussed, and he agreed to take 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down, and 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to be paid at the rate of 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a ton on bouse coal, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a ton on steam coal, sold to his customers—Mr. Philpot asked him if he had the authority of the Great Western Rail
<lb/>way Company to make the assignment of the premises to the Company—he said "I have seen Mr. Morgan of the estate office and he has consented to the assignment "Mr. Philpot asked him to get a note from Mr. Morgan and he said he would—it was then arranged that he should attend on the 25th to sign the agreement—he came on the 26th—at that time I had she agreement drawn out by our solicitor—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produeed</hi>)—I took him to</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240004"/>
<p>the board room to see Mr. Philpot—Mr. Philpot asked him if he had brought he letter from Mr. Morgan—he said he had not been able to meet with him he had been waiting but could not see him—he said he wanted the matter settled on that day, as he had taken a public-house called the De Berg Arms, at West Drayton—I think Mr. Philpot asked him if the matter could not be deferred—he said the money was required that day, and finally Mr. Philpot agreed to give it him; he asked him first if he would like it is a cheque or how—he said he would like it in cash—Mr. Philpot also asked him if he had given any bill of sale, or if his property was encumbered in any way—he said "No"—Mr. Philpot said "Would you have any objection to sign a note to that effect?"—he said "No" and he did sign this note (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>)—I had the cheque ready drawn out—I sent a clerk to cash it and handed the money to the defendant, upon the representations he made—I went and took possession of the premises—it was at his offices at Paddington that I handed him the money—I subsequently received a com
<lb/>munication from a gentleman named Holland of the firm of Reed and Holland, and also from Mr. Duncan, and Mr. Minshall, in consequence of which I went to the defendant and said that I had heard that he had been pressed by creditors, and that there were judgments against him—I said I had heard from Mr. Holland that an execution had been issued some days before for about 160
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said that it was not true—I then said that I had heard he had given a bill of sale—he said that had been satisfied—I said that Forder and Co. and Duncan had told me that he owed him this money, and that Duncan had issued an execution against him—at first he said It was not true, afterwards he admitted it—I then asked him for the letter he had promised me from Mr. Morgan—he said at first he would get it—I saw him again, and he then told me that Mr. Wilkinson of the Great Western Railway had declined to make the assignment—I went that day and saw Mr. Wilkinson, he showed me a letter, and in consequence of that and the communication I had with Mr. Morgan I placed the matter in our solicitor's hands—the Board had a meeting, and I afterwards saw the defendant again—I said "I have seen Mr. Wilkinson, and he has shown me a letter applying for the premises, and he told me that the Great Western Railway Company had refused the assignment as they had already promised it to William Whiteley"—he was very much confused—I don't remember what he said—he said the gentleman from the North of London who had offered him 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was Mr. Thomas—at one of the interviews I recommended him to return the money—I don't know what he siad, he not returned it—tins is the receipt he gave for the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first heard of this property being in the market through Bellus, a clerk—he was with the defendant—he is now with us as depot clerk—I have seen him here to day—I did not see him during the course of these negotiations, except once, I think on the 25th, when he came to the office with a message, asking if we would give the amount that Mr. Macartney had telegraphed for that morning—he came a second time that day and said that Macartney could not come down to-day as he had not been able to see Mr. Morgan, but he would come next day—we were not very anxious to have this matter carried out quickly—the defendant telegraphed asking for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more than he had agreed to take, and I telegraphed in reply, "If you mean business come here at once, the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240005"/>
<p>agreement is prepared"—a Mr. Watson came with Macartney the first day I saw him, he is a house and estate agent—I think he came twice—Macartney brought me his agreements with the Great Western on the morning of the 26th, and I handed them to Mr. Philpot—Mr. Philpot was a solicitor, he has retired—I was only once at the premises before the matter was concluded—Mr. Philpot did not go with me, Mr. Shirley did once—Macartney did not tell me that he was doing all he could with Mr. Morgan—when he came on the 26th he said he had not got the note—I did not say no doubt it would be all right; I expected that it would, as he said so distinctly, and I went to the place and took possession—we have since then carried on business at the office at the pleasure of the Great Western Company, but the wharf was taken away from us by the Com
<lb/>pany—Bellus has been representing us at the office at 8, Westbourne Park Road, but we only occupy it at the Company's pleasure—we also have an office at Lord Hill Bridge, we have a lad there, but that again is only at the Company's pleasure—we hope to retain them, but do not expect to succeed, they have refused both to us—there is no condition with regard to the past—we did owe the Great Western 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that was previous to the suspension of our Company—since then it has been reconstructed with fresh capital, and is entirely a new concern—it had been in liquidation—Macartney suggested that there might be an objection—he said it was our own fault, that they never would refuse a substantial firm, and that the real source of the objection was the 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said that after I had dis
<lb/>covered about the bill of sale—the Great Western Company have taken possession of the stock—no one has claimed under the bill of sale—Macartney said at last that the person who held the bill of sale had agreed to take another security and release that—I have very great reason to doubt all he said—I did not believe it, and I do not believe it now—Mr. McColl held the bill of sale—I have seen him here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have heard that Bellus is here, subpœnaed by the defendant—Mr. Philpot wrote the body of this receipt—this letter is in the defendant's writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th, addressed to Messrs. Farnfield, Solicitors, alluding to a threatened execution on his premises, and asking them not to be too severe upon him.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-14" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-14" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-14" type="surname" value="PHILPO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PHILPO</persName> </hi>. I am a director of "Richards and Co., Limited"—the Company at one time went into liquidation in consequence of the failure of a Scotch bank—it is now in a large business—on 23rd February I saw the defendant with Mr. Coles—he said that he held these premises at "Mileage annually, from the Great Western Railway Company—I asked him if he had the permission of the Company to assign them or to dispose of them—he said he had, that Mr. Morgan, the estate agent of the Com
<lb/>pany, had given him permission to dispose of them—I told him he must bring a letter from Mr. Morgan to that effect; he said he would—when he came on the 26th, the first question I asked him was, "Have you got the letter from Mr. Morgan as you promised"—he said he had not, that he had been there two or three times, but had not been able to see him, but he would get the letter in the course of the afternoon—before he signed the agreement I read it over to him—I first asked him if he was being sued by anybody—he said he was not—I then asked if he had given a bill of sale to any one—he said he had not—I then asked if he had committed any act of bankruptcy—he said he had not—I then said, "As you have answered my</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240006"/>
<p>questions, you will have no objection of course to sign a paper which I shall draw out"—I then drew out this paper, which he signed—we were to pay him 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down, and there was another sum of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or more to be paid by commission, and I asked him how he would have it, whether by cheque or cash—he said he should like cash, and I sent one of the clerks for the cash, which was given to him by Mr. Coles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I first saw his three agreements on the 26th—I did not see Mr. Bellus—I heard afterwards that he had called—no attempt has been made by any creditor of the defendant to prevent our enjoyment of the premises, only by the Great Western Hallway Company, because we were trespassers there—they made no reference to the debt due from the late firm of Richards and Co., because they had accepted payment of the instalment of 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the pound on the composition; there was no debt due to them—I applied to the Great Western Railway for a licence—there is still an application before them—I hope to get it—they have already turned us out from the wharf, which was the important part we wanted, but negotiations are pending under which we hope to get from them as an act of grace one of the offices lately held by the defendant—I have not seen the defendant to speak to him since the negotiation with Mr. Wilkinson. Thomas Morgan. I am agent to the Great Western Railway Company—on behalf of the Company I entered into these three agreements with the defendant; they refer to two offices and a wharf at Paddington—they con
<lb/>tain a covenant binding him not to underlet without the consent or licence in writing of the Company—I never gave any such consent—I never pro
<lb/>mised to do so—he asked me to transfer the tenancy to Messrs. Richards and Co., and 2 told him I had no authority to do so without the sanction of the traffic department—I recommended him to go and see Mr. Wilkin
<lb/>son, and he would no doubt assist him to do what was necessary.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not speak discouragingly to him—supposing the party introduced by him was substantial, I did not see any difficulty in getting the transfer; but that was not my business—these three agreements were prepared by me—the defendant has been a tenant of the Company for 15 years—we have known him for 20 years—he has always paid hi rent and the money I had to collect from him—I considered he was in a prosperous state of business—I know that lately he has been in rather embarrassed circumstances through some building speculation—he does not owe us a farthing—he is our tenant now, at the De Berg Hotel at West Drayton, under a seven years' lease—he is a man who has risen by his own exertions—he was for 14 years a non-commissioned officer in the Horse Guards Blue—he afterwards became one of the Queen's guards on the railway; he saved money and got into business under the Railway Company—I am not aware that he has done anything to forfeit that character.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-15" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-15" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-15" type="surname" value="WILKINSO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-15" type="given" value="JOSEPH LOFTUS"/>JOSEPH LOFTUS WILKINSO</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the goods manager of the Great Western Railway Company—I remember the prosecutor taking possession of the wharf—I never gave the defendant permission to assign those premises—he came and asked my permission—I had a long conver
<lb/>sation with him and explained that the Company required the wharf for other purposes, and if he gave it up we could not transfer it—we did not recognise Richards and Co. as our tenants of the wharf—they have been expelled from it.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240007"/>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was either on the 24th of 25th of February that I had the long conversation with the defendant—I think I had a subsequent conversation with him—I cannot give the date—I would not like to say it was not after the 26th—he pressed me very strongly to put the matter right—he said from what passed between him and Mr. Morgan he sever contemplated any difficulty if the people were substantial—there would have been an objection to transfer in any case—if the defendant had not shown a disposition to give up the wharf, we certainly should not have turned him out—it is the rule of the Company never to permit a tenant to transfer—when substantial people come forward the Company are dis
<lb/>posed to accept them, and if recommended by an old tenant, they would be the more disposed—I should say there was nothing to lead the defendant to fear that he might not possibly be able to get a transfer—he became our tenant of the De Berg Arms just about the time of these negotiations—he wanted money for that purpose—Richards and Co. have been using the offices and doing a fair business, but not on the wharf—we do not contem-plate meeting their wishes as to giving them a depot; the wharf is quite full, and there is no space to give to any one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Permission had been previously asked to assign the premises to a Mr. Thomas, of Camden Town.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-16" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-16" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-16" type="surname" value="ALDRIDG"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-16" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ALDRIDG</persName> </hi>. I am clerk in the bills of sale office—I produce a bill of sale from the defendant to McColl, dated 22nd April, 1879, filed on the 24th, of the stock-in-trade, horses, &c., of a coal merchant—it still remains on the file.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known thousands of cases where bills of sale have been satisfied and no entry made of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-17" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-17" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-17" type="surname" value="MCCOL"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-17" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MCCOL</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant of 6, South Square, Gray's Inn—this bill of Sale was given to me by the defendant and registered by me—it has not been satisfied.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The defendant is indebted to me for a balance—he has paid a considerable amount on account—an arrangement was made between us with regard to the bill of sale—I agreed to discharge all his business property from the operation of the bill of sale—there was his furniture; I allowed that to be removed to De Berg Gardens—I have now no claim upon a stick of his business property—he did not give me any fresh security for my debt, because he had paid off about 110
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the original debt was 300/.—I was content with the security at West Drayton—I made inquiry at the Queen's Bench office, and was told that it was not necessary to have a fresh mortgage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-18" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-18" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-18" type="surname" value="STRON"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-18" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK STRON</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Strong and Taylor, Sheriffs' officers, of 22, Castle Street, Holborn—on 31st January I went to the defendant's premises, under an execution at the suit of W. and J. Turner—I saw the defendant there, and told him I had an execution against him for 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the suit of W. and J. Turner—he said, "You know it is no use"—I asked why—he said because there was a bill of sale for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of Mr. McColl, and that a prior execution had also been down two or three days before in the hands of Levy and Co., the Sheriffs' officers, and that had been withdrawn under the same circumstances. Cross-examined. The last time I saw him was on 31st January—I can't swear whether I asked him if the bill of sale had been satisfied or not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-443-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-443-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-443-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-444">
<interp inst="t18800524-444" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-444" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-444-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-444-18800524 t18800524-444-offence-1 t18800524-444-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-444-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-444-18800524 t18800524-444-offence-2 t18800524-444-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-444-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-444-18800524 t18800524-444-offence-2 t18800524-444-verdict-3"/>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240008"/>
<p>444.
<persName id="def1-444-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-444-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-444-18800524" type="age" value="27"/>
<interp inst="def1-444-18800524" type="surname" value="TRITTON"/>
<interp inst="def1-444-18800524" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES TRITTON</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-444-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-444-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-444-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>Pleaded Guilty </rs>
<rs id="t18800524-444-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-444-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-444-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to four indictments for feloniously forging and uttering orders for the payment of money, with intent to defraud; he was also indicted with </rs>
<persName id="def2-444-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-444-18800524" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-444-18800524" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def2-444-18800524" type="surname" value="BUHL"/>
<interp inst="def2-444-18800524" type="given" value="ROSE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSE BUHL</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-444-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-444-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-444-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>for feloniously forging and uttering an order for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud, to which he also</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-444-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-444-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-444-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNE. SLEIG</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Buhl.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-21" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-21" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-21" type="surname" value="SMIT"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-21" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SMIT</persName> </hi>. I am a corn dealer and job master, of 11, Elizabeth Street, Pimlico—on 2nd March Buhl came in a carriage and pair—she said she was Mrs. Londsdale, living at 137, Alderney Street, Pimlico; she had had them out. and she said she wished to pay for them, that she had parted with all her loose cash, and would I change her a cheque for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. this is the cheque. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated 2nd March, on Messrs. Lubbock and Co payable to bearer, drawn by George B. Gordon, and endorsed R. Buhl.</hi>) It was already endorsed when she brought it—the charge for the carriage was 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave her 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change—she went away with the carriage—I paid the cheque into the bank next morning, it was subsequently returned marked No account," but before it came back, on 3rd March, the defendant called again in "he same carnage, and asked me to change this other cheque for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said I had not got the cash and could not do so—a gentleman was sitting in the carriage—I don't know whether it was Tritton—I handed Buhl back the cheque—she asked if I could tell her where she could get it cashed—I said I did not know, I thought she might possibly get it done at the White Horse in Lupus Street, or at the Gun—she said she knew them at the Gun, and she dared say they would do it for her—next day she came again with the same cheque—there were then some ladies in the carriage with her—she again asked if I would cash the cheque—I looked at it and said I could not do so—while I was speaking to her in the carriage my son brought me the first cheque from the bank, marked "No account"—I then said to her "This looks like a forgery, I don't understand it"—she said no it was not, she had had them before, and her mother had cashed them for her and they were all right—in the first instance she said a gentleman at 32, Clarges Street, gave it her; afterwards she said it was a mistake, it was at Half Moon Street—she did not say what the gentleman's name was, I supposed it to be the name on the cheque—she said she had known the gentleman about three weeks that she had other cheques from him and they had been paid—I said I did not believe it, it looked to me like a forgery, and I believed it was for the purpose of obtaining money, and I should give her into the hands of the police—she said "I will see the gentleman, leave it till 6 o'clock to-night, and you call on me and I will get you the money"—I agreed to do so—I called in the evening and she was not there—on the following Saturday I called again and was told she had gone to Brighton—on the Monday I called again and saw her at the house 173, Stanley Street—I ascertained that her mother, Mrs. Clegborn, lived at 31, Burlington Arcade, and I went and showed her the cheque—I then went back to Alderney Street, and waited till Buhl came in at 8 o'clock; I told her I had called for the money for the cheque, and to pay for the carriage—she said "I have not got it"—I said "Well, I shall wait for it, you promised me on Saturday"—she said "You can wait, I have not got it, and I cannot get it, I am going away to Paris"—I waited in the room some time, and then seeing her packing up, and that there was no chance of getting the money, I left—she gave me the address as' the Hotel de Normandie, Rue St. Honore, and she would stop that night</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240009"/>
<p>at the Charing Cross Hotel—she said she had tried to find the gentleman and could not; she did not know where he was—I never got my money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Alderney Street and Stanley Street are the same street—she gave that address when she hired the carriage—I gave no evidence at the police-court—it was while I was waiting at the house in Stanley Street, on the 8th, that I ascertained who her mother was, not from her, but from somebody in the house—I told the prisoner that the gentle
<lb/>man ought to be locked up—I did not threaten to lock him up if I could find him—I dare say I said I would wait for him till he came—she said "You can wait"—I thought if I waited I should get the money that was nue to me, not from the gentleman, from her—I was told that he was in the house at the time, by her possibly, or by the servant—he came to the house in a cab with her—I asked her if he was the gentleman who drew the cheque—I don't remember what she replied, I should not like to say that she said yes, I don't know whether she did or not—I did not care whether he was in the house or not; as long as I got the money, that was all I wanted—to the best of my belief she did not say he was the man who had given her the cheques, I will not swear that she did not—I had seen Mrs. Cleghorn before that—I did not see her afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-22" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-22" type="surname" value="VANDERPENHEI"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-22" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS VANDERPENHEI</persName> </hi>. I live at 137, Alderney Street, Pimlico, it used to be called Stanley Street—on Sunday evening, 29th February, Buhl came to my house with Tritton and engaged the drawing-room floor—I had a card in the window "Apartments to let"—Buhl said she was a daughter of Mrs. Cleghorn, of Burlington Arcade—my wife knew Mrs. Cleghorn—the prisoners lived at our house from 1st till 8th March, as Mr. and Mrs. Buhl—on the Saturday Mr. Smith called and had some conversation with. me—he came again on the Monday, the prisoners were out—he remained till the female prisoner came in—she went into the dining-room and brought up this paper and gave it to Mr. Smith, the ink on it was quite wet—it has on it "Mrs. Lonsdale, Hotel de Normandie, Rue St. Honore, Paris," and in pencil "Mrs. Cleghorn, 8, Cathcart Place, South Kensington"—the prisoners left together that night, and I have never seen them since.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My wife is not here—I had not known Tritton before—I saw them go out together on one occasion, they were living as man and wife—I did not know his name was Tritton till after he had been there two or three days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-23" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-23" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-23" type="surname" value="BURNE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-23" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BURNE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Lubbock's bank, Lombard Street—we have no customer named George B. Gordon—this cheque was presented to me, and I marked on it "No account"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-24" type="surname" value="GIL"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-24" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GIL</persName> </hi>. I am a police inspector at Manchester—on Wednesday, 10th March, I took the prisoners into custody at an hotel there—I told them that I was a police officer, and had received a telegraphic message from London to arrest the female prisoner, and from the circumstances of the case, I should also arrest Tritton—she said, "What is it about?"—I said, "Respecting a forged cheque that has been put off to some person in London"—she said, "If you can give me the name, perhaps I can tell you something about it"—I said, "I cannot"—she said, "All the cheques that I have had is a 10/. cheque from a man named Gordon, and I passed that to a man in London named Smith"—Tritton was present but said nothing—I took them to the police-office, and told them they would be detained till the officer came from London to see whether he would take</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240010"/>
<p>them both back to London, or only the female prisoner—Tritton was after wards liberated; I watched where he went to, and went with him to the railway station—Buhl said, "Where is that man gone?"—I said, "He is going away by the next train to Liverpool"—the inspector in charge then said that she had made a statement implicating him, and I rushed to the station and brought him back, and in the presence of both I said to Buhl, "I am told you have made a statement that concerns this man, if you think proper you had better repeat itn—she said, "This is the man that gave me the cheque that I spoke about"—he said, "Do you say that?"—she said, "I do, you know it is true, and your own handwriting will prove it, and you gave me all the cheques that I have had to do with"—I then told him he would be detained—he made no reply—an officer came from London and they were handed over to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-25" type="surname" value="CHURC"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-25" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK CHURC</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective B</hi>). On 11th March I received the two prisoners from the Manchester police—after I read the warrant to Buhl, she turned to the man and said, "That is the man that gave me all the cheques I have cashed"—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-26" type="surname" value="SMIT"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-26" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SMIT</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 9, Sussex Place, South Kensington—on Monday, 16th February, the female prisoner came to my house about three in the afternoon, and asked me to cash her this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it is for 157., dated 17th February, drawn by C. G. B. Litton, on Barclay, Bevan, and Co., payable to self or bearer—she asked me to cash it for Mrs. Cleghorn—she said she was Miss Cleghorn—I noticed that it was post-dated—she said she wanted the money very particularly that night, and she would feel it a great favour if I would oblige her—I asked if she knew the drawer—she said yes, that he could be found at the Junior Carlton Club, of which he was a member, and that address was entered in my address book—I asked how I was to know she was Miss Cleghorn; she raised her veil and asked me if I did not see a likeness to her mother—she also said she was at home when the business was transacted, relative to a house that I was about taking of her mother a short time before—I believed her to be Miss Cleghorn, and I cashed the cheque—I drew a cheque on my own bankers, the London and Provincial, for 157., and gave it to her, and kept this cheque—I afterwards paid it into my bankers, and it came back with "Please state on what account drawn" on it—I wrote to the Junior Carlton, and the letter was returned three days afterwards—I did not see the prisoner again till she was in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-27" type="surname" value="DAVE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-27" type="given" value="GEORGE REED"/>GEORGE REED DAVE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Lubbock and Co.—we had no account in the name of C. G. R. Litton on 17th February, or at any time—this cheque was presented at our bank and returned, marked "Forgery"—that is my writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-28" type="surname" value="RICHAR"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-28" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK RICHAR</persName> </hi>. Bennett. I am clerk at the Junior Carlton, Pall Mall—we have no member named C. G. R. Litton—the only member of that name was Lord Litton, since deceased.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-29" type="surname" value="GREE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-29" type="given" value="ROBERT WILLIAM"/>ROBERT WILLIAM GREE</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Harvey, Nicholls, and Co., drapers, Knightsbridge—on Friday, 27th February, between 5 and 6 in the afternoon, the female prisoner came into our shop—she was known as Mrs. Cleghorn's daughter—she produced this cheque, dated 27th February, for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the London and County Bank, signed George B. Gordon, and asked me to cash it—I did so, after consulting with our principals—it was</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240011"/>
<p>paid in to our bank, and returned marked, "No account"—I subsequently had an interview with Mrs. Cleghorn, and after that applied for a warrant.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know that she was married; but it was konwn to some of the young men in our establishment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-30" type="surname" value="HUN"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-30" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HUN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and County Bank, Lom
<lb/>bard Street—we have no customer of the name of George B. Gordon, nor we on 27th February—this cheque was presented at our bank and marked, "No account," and returned.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-31" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-31" type="surname" value="CLEGHOR"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-31" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA CLEGHOR</persName> </hi>. I am a milliner in the Burlington Arcade—I have 1 a customer of Harvey, Nicholls, and Co., for 25 years—I did not authorise my daughter to go there on 27th February and cash a cheque for—I have cashed cheques for her in the way of business—she has done little business on her own account—I think it is about six months since shed one for her; that was in exchange for some fur.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was married about three years ago, when she was and was very unfortunate in her married life, and her home was broken and she came to live with me—she put herself under training as a pro
<lb/>sonal singer, and pursued that calling—up to that time she was a very good girl—she has sung in public and met with great success—that took a good deal from home—it is only very lately that she has got into company that she would not have done had she remained at home—she has been very good up to the last month or so—she remained with me until last Christmas—if she had asked me to cash a cheque for her I should have done it—I was at Southport at the time the cheque was presented at Harvey and Nicholls's—I am very well to do—if my daughter had applied to me for money she could have had it—I have never refused her money—I knew nothing of her connection with the male prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-32" type="surname" value="AUSTI"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-32" type="given" value="SAMUEL HORATIO"/>SAMUEL HORATIO ST. AUSTI</persName> </hi>. I live at Glasgow at present—I have known Tritton four or five years—I knew him in London—I know his handwriting perfectly—these three cheques are his writing—I should not like to swear to this piece of paper; but to the best of my belief it is his. Annie Jackson. I am a servant in the employ of Mrs. Nash, of 11, Fawcett Street, West Brompton—the female prisoner came to lodge there at the commencement of February, in the name of Mrs. Buhl—she said she was going by the name of Mrs. Lonsdale—she stayed nine days—one day my mistress asked her for some silver that she had lent her to pay a cab fare—she said she would go up and ask her friend if he had any—that was the man who was living with her; he came on the Sunday afternoon—she came down and said her friend had not any money with him; but if Mrs. Nash would change a cheque for her she would pay all she owed her—she said her friend had 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the bank in Lombard Street—the man was in bed at the time—she left next day—I did not see the gentleman at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BUHL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-444-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-444-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-444-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-444-punishment-1" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-444-punishment-1" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-444-punishment-1" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-444-18800524 t18800524-444-punishment-1"/>Nine Month' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TRITTON</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-444-punishment-2" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-444-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-444-punishment-2" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-444-18800524 t18800524-444-punishment-2"/>Fifteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-445">
<interp inst="t18800524-445" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-445" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-445-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-445-18800524 t18800524-445-offence-1 t18800524-445-verdict-1"/>
<p>445.
<persName id="def1-445-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-445-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-445-18800524" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-445-18800524" type="surname" value="CRONK"/>
<interp inst="def1-445-18800524" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER CRONK</hi> (22)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-445-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-445-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-445-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18800524-445-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-445-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-445-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to two indictments for feloniously forging and uttering two bills of exchange for 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-445-punishment-3" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-445-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-445-punishment-3" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-445-18800524 t18800524-445-punishment-3"/>
<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servisude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240012"/>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-446">
<interp inst="t18800524-446" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-446" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-446-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-446-18800524 t18800524-446-offence-1 t18800524-446-verdict-1"/>
<p>446.
<persName id="def1-446-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-446-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-446-18800524" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-446-18800524" type="surname" value="SWEETMAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-446-18800524" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY SWEETMAN</hi> (22)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-446-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-446-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-446-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<rs id="t18800524-446-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-446-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-446-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-446-punishment-4" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-446-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-446-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-446-18800524 t18800524-446-punishment-4"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-447">
<interp inst="t18800524-447" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-447" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-447-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-447-18800524 t18800524-447-offence-1 t18800524-447-verdict-1"/>
<p>447.
<persName id="def1-447-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-447-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-447-18800524" type="age" value="27"/>
<interp inst="def1-447-18800524" type="surname" value="KIRBY"/>
<interp inst="def1-447-18800524" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY KIRBY</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-447-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-447-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-447-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin, after two previous convictions of a like offence.—</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-447-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-447-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-447-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-447-punishment-5" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-447-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-447-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-447-18800524 t18800524-447-punishment-5"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-448">
<interp inst="t18800524-448" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-448" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-448-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-448-18800524 t18800524-448-offence-1 t18800524-448-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-448-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-448-18800524 t18800524-448-offence-2 t18800524-448-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-448-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-448-18800524 t18800524-448-offence-3 t18800524-448-verdict-1"/>
<p>448.
<persName id="def1-448-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-448-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-448-18800524" type="age" value="48"/>
<interp inst="def1-448-18800524" type="surname" value="HATCH"/>
<interp inst="def1-448-18800524" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<interp inst="def1-448-18800524" type="occupation" value="Post Office"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HATCH</hi>, alias
<rs id="t18800524-alias-1" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-448-18800524 t18800524-alias-1"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAWRENCE GILBERT</hi> </rs> (48)</persName>,
<rs id="t18800524-448-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-448-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-448-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to stealing, while employed in the Post Office, a letter containing two cheques,</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-448-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-448-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-448-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>also to detaining three post letters,</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-448-offence-3" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-448-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-448-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>also to secreting while employed in the Post Office 2,034 letters, the property of
<persName id="t18800524-name-37" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-37" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-448-offence-3 t18800524-name-37"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-448-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-448-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-448-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-448-punishment-6" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-448-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-448-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-448-18800524 t18800524-448-punishment-6"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-449">
<interp inst="t18800524-449" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-449" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-449-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-449-18800524 t18800524-449-offence-1 t18800524-449-verdict-1"/>
<p>449.
<persName id="def1-449-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-449-18800524" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-449-18800524" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-449-18800524" type="surname" value="MEDICINE"/>
<interp inst="def1-449-18800524" type="given" value="MARY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY MEDICINE</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-449-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-449-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-449-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-449-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-449-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-449-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-449-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-449-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-449-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-449-18800524 t18800524-449-punishment-7"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-500">
<interp inst="t18800524-500" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-500" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-500-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-500-18800524 t18800524-500-offence-1 t18800524-500-verdict-1"/>
<p>500.
<persName id="def1-500-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-500-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-500-18800524" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def1-500-18800524" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="def1-500-18800524" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY SAUNDERS</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-500-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-500-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-500-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to un
<lb/>lawfully and feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-500-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-500-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-500-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-500-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-500-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-500-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-500-18800524 t18800524-500-punishment-8"/>Eighteen Months Imprisonment.</rs> And</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-501">
<interp inst="t18800524-501" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-501" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-501-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-501-18800524 t18800524-501-offence-1 t18800524-501-verdict-1"/>
<p>501.
<persName id="def1-501-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-501-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-501-18800524" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def1-501-18800524" type="surname" value="GRIFFIN"/>
<interp inst="def1-501-18800524" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GRIFFIN</hi> (42)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-501-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-501-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-501-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-501-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-501-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-501-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-501-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-501-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-501-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-501-18800524 t18800524-501-punishment-9"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Month' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-502">
<interp inst="t18800524-502" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-502" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-502-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-502-18800524 t18800524-502-offence-1 t18800524-502-verdict-1"/>
<p>502.
<persName id="def1-502-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-502-18800524" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-502-18800524" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-502-18800524" type="surname" value="WINSPER"/>
<interp inst="def1-502-18800524" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH WINSPER</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-502-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-502-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-502-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFUR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIG</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-42" type="surname" value="PREVOS"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-42" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT PREVOS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Courtice, a hair-dresser, of 234, Strand—on 1st May, about 11 a.m., the prisoner came in for a cake of soap—I had seen her there three or four times before that on the previous week—she tendered a florin and I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—she said that she was employed in Thanet Place—immediately she left I found it was bad—it had not left my hand—there are two shops between there and Thanet Place—I ran up Thanet Place and was so quick after her, that I must haw seen her if she had been there, but she was not there—about 7.45 the same evening she came again for a small sponge to clean a lamp glass—it came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., she gave me a half-crown—I said "This is bad"—she said, "Is it, I must take it back to my mistress, then"—I said, "I will make sure that it it bad first, and fetched a pair of pliers, broke it, handed her the two pieces, and she left—I watched to see if she went to Thanet Place, and she did not—I gave her in charge with the florin, and asked her what she had done with the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I gave her in the morning in change for the florin—she said, "I have not got it now," but did not say that she had not been there—she said that if I would let her go home to her mother and father she would tell us all about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say that at the police-court, I was not asked, and I forgot it—it was daylight when I received the florin in the morning, and gaslight when I took the half-crown in the evening—the florin never left my hand till I found it was bad—I rang it on the glass case—I always keep the coin in my hand while I am giving the change—it is not easier in our shop to recognise a person by gaslight than by daylight—the lower part of the window is blocked up with plaits of hair, but there are aper
<lb/>tures for the light to come through—there is more light from the door than from the window—she stood in the light from the shop door—I was sure the half-crown was bad before I broke it, and knowing that she was the same person I gave her in custody—the moment I saw her I made up my mind that she was the person who came in the morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had seen her previously on several occasions when she</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240013"/>
<p>had made purchases—I knew her by sight, and recognised her when she come in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIG</hi>. Mr. Courtice once found a bad shilling after she had been there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-43" type="surname" value="NORLOT"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-43" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NORLOT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 186). I saw the prisoner come out of shop about 8 p.m. and go towards the west, towards Dudley Street—the prosecutor came out, spoke to me, and I followed her about 20 yards, took back to the shop, and she gave me a bad half-crown in two pieces which had in her hand—she cried, and said, "I hope you will forgive me, and come home to my parents, and I will tell you all about it, I have a child depending on me"—the prosecutor gave her in custody with this florin, a said "The woman passed this 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. bit this morning, and I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of it;" she made no answer—she was searched at the station, and a florin, a shilling, eight sixpences, and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze was found in her purse—Dudley street is about a mile west of the prosecutor's shop—I went there and saw father and mother—her father was examined at the police-court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure she said nothing when the prosecutor said he had given her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change for a florin—I will not undertake to he did not say that she had not had it—I heard all that took place—not call it to mind—I have seen Mr. Prevost at the shop since I was examined at the police-court, but did not speak to him about the case, or tell him where Dudley Street was—I only told him to be here—I think the prisoner told me in Prevost's presence, on the night she was taken, that she 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from a gentleman—I left that out because she had no half-sovereign her, and because I did not think of it—I do not know that the half-crown in her hand and the money found on her make up exactly half-a-sovereign—the statement that she had "a child depending on her was not as an excuse for her taking money from a gentleman, that I swear—I cannot say whether she made that statement in the street or in the shop—the prisoner gave her address, 50, Dudley Street, which is correct, and she gave her correct name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-44" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad—thehalf-crown is very well made. The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate. "I can say where I got the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from. A gentleman gave me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was among it. I had not been in the shop before. I can prove I was at home the whole day."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-45" type="surname" value="WINSPE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-45" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WINSPE</persName> </hi>., I live at 50, Dudley Street, Soho—the prisoner is my daughter—I was called as a witness for her at the police-court—on the day she was taken in custody I saw her first just after 5 a.m.—neither she nor I went out of the house all day till 5.30 p.m., when she went out—I was in the room all day and she was with me—she was cleaning—she went down to empty the dirty water and brought up clean—she dined at home—the longest time she was out of my sight was two or three minutes—I am a bootmaker and work in the same room—I was at work all day till 8.30 p.m.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFUR</hi>. I am speaking of May 1st—I never moved out of the room from 5 a.m. till 8.30 p.m.—my wife is not here, she is at home very unwell—she was in the same room with me all the time—I can fetch her in a cab—the prisoner has been away from home but not of late; she has been with us since Christmas—she is single—she was not cleaning the room from 5 a.m. till 8.30 p.m.—she did not rise from her bed till past 8—she sleeps in the room in which I work—we have only</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240014"/>
<p>one room—she was all the day cleaning the room, but she had to go breakfast first—I was busy working, but I should know if she went out—she is an envelope folder, and used to work at Stoneman's in Hatton Garden but she has no work now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-502-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-502-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-502-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-503">
<interp inst="t18800524-503" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-503" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-503-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-503-18800524 t18800524-503-offence-1 t18800524-503-verdict-1"/>
<p>503.
<persName id="def1-503-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-503-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-503-18800524" type="age" value="27"/>
<interp inst="def1-503-18800524" type="surname" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="def1-503-18800524" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GEORGE</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-503-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-503-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-503-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFUR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-47" type="surname" value="LUCKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-47" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LUCKIN</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, a dairyman, of 40, Store Strut Bedford Square—on 6th May I served the prisoner with two eggs; he gave me a bad shilling—I took it to my father, and when I came back the prisoner was gone—(he had been there on 13th April for two halfpenny rolls and two eggs, and gave me a bad half-crown, but I did not discover that it was bad till he had gone—my father broke it up with a chopper and threw the pieces in the fire—they were greasy, but the half-crown rang well and bounded)—I followed him to Gower Mews, brought him back the the shop, and said, "You have got the eggs, you have forgotten the change—he said, "I was coming back for that"—I left him with my father and went for a constable—I recognise this shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was not in England on 13th April. Witness. I am certain you are the person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-48" type="surname" value="SENIO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-48" type="given" value="THOMAS LUCKING,"/>THOMAS LUCKING, SENIO</persName> </hi>. The last witness is my son; he assists me—he gave me a half-crown on, I think, 13th April, but I did not see the prisoner—it was bad and I chopped it up—it felt greasy and soft—I put it in the fire—on 6th May my son brought me a shilling, and when I went into the shop the prisoner had just been brought back—a constable was sent for and he remained in the shop, but I stood at the door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You took the eggs out of your pocket and put then on the counter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-49" type="surname" value="EARNSHA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-49" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT EARNSHA</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 387). I took the prisoner—Mr. Lucking said that he had passed a bad half-crown there a month before!—he said nothing to that, but at the police-station he said that he was not in London at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-50" type="surname" value="WEBSTE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTE</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of the half-crown altogether.</p>
<p>
<rs id="t18800524-503-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-503-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-503-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. of uttering the shilling.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-503-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-503-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-503-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-503-18800524 t18800524-503-punishment-10"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-504">
<interp inst="t18800524-504" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-504" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-504-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-504-18800524 t18800524-504-offence-1 t18800524-504-verdict-1"/>
<p>504.
<persName id="def1-504-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-504-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-504-18800524" type="age" value="37"/>
<interp inst="def1-504-18800524" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="def1-504-18800524" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BROWN</hi> (37)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-504-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-504-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-504-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, Feloniously receiving a silver medal and other articles, the property of
<persName id="t18800524-name-52" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-52" type="surname" value="FESTING"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-52" type="given" value="FRANCIS MORGAN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-504-offence-1 t18800524-name-52"/>Sir Francis Morgan Festing</persName>, well knowing them to have been stolen.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEA</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAM</hi>. with</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAVENDISH BENTINC</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-53" type="surname" value="FESTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-53" type="given" value="FRANCIS MORGAN"/>SIR FRANCIS MORGAN FESTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George, and Colonel of the Marine Artillery—on 12th July last I was residing at 3, Beaufort Gardens—I left on that day with Lady Festing for the country, leaving workmen in the house—I had occasion to come up to town on 9th August, and noticed this medal (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on a cabinet in the drawing-room—I placed it in the cabinet—I returned to town on 12th August, and on the 29th I missed the medal—I found the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240015"/>
<p>case on the top shelf of the cabinet, 8 feet high, as if it had been put there oat of sight—I was shown the medal by the police some time after 7th April this year, also some other things which Lady Festing identities.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Two men named Williams were charged at the police-court with stealing this property—I believe they were discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They had been engaged in the house taking up carpets while we were away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-54" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-54" type="surname" value="FESTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-54" type="given" value="LADY SELINA MART ELEANOR"/>LADY SELINA MART ELEANOR FESTIN</persName> </hi>. When we left town on 12th July all my jewellery was safe in a small bag in a drawer in my bedroom, which was kept locked—we returned to town on 12th August, and on the 29th I went to my dressing case and missed certain articles of jewellery from that and also from another dressing case, to the value of more than 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have been in the habit of keeping my keys in a drawer, and the jewel case was always locked and the keys were in a bag in a drawer—I found that two locks of my dressing table drawer had been tampered with, and two or three locks in the drawers of the writing table in the dining room—I identify these things produced as part of the missing jewellery; here is a piece of a gold clasp of a bracelet; a piece of coral that was in it has been taken out; a gold ear wire and a portion of a gold snap; there was an emerald in the middle, which has been taken out—I recognise the setting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is all that has been recovered; it is not of much value.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-55" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-55" type="surname" value="WOO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-55" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY WOO</persName> </hi>. I am a servant in the employment of Colonel Festing—on 12th July last Colonel and Lady Festing went out of town—on the 11th and 12th two men were employed to take up carpets—on the 14th July I saw Lady Festing's dressing case in her bedroom in its usual place in the drawers—I noticed that it was unlocked—I put it in the plate chest—some days after Lady Festing returned I took the dressing case to her, and she missed some of her things.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-56" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-56" type="given" value="SQUIRE"/>SQUIRE WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector B</hi>). At half-past 10 on the night of 6th April, in company with another officer, I went to the prisoner's house, No. 3, Little Ebury Street, Pimlico—it had up the name of "William Brown, dealer in marine stores, rag and bone merchant, wardrobes purchased, fur
<lb/>niture bought"—he was at home—I said to him, "Do you know me?"—he said, "Yes, Mr. White"—I was in plain clothes—I said, "I want to speak to you about some plate that you have bought to-day"—he said, "No, I have not bought any"—I said, "Yes you have, I think, with some old iron, about half a cwt."—he said, "No"—his wife then went upstairs, and I followed with Brown—I went into the front room, and on the table was this plated salver—I asked him how he became possessed of that—he made no reply—we then went into the back room, a small bed-room—whilst I was stooping down the prisoner took this black bag from under the bed and was about to hand it to his wife, who was standing near the door—I caught hold of it; it was not locked, it was fastened with straps—I undid it—on the top there was a lot of old rags and a pair of slippers—I felt in it and found it contained a quantity of jewellery—I said to the prisoner, "How do you account for having this in your possession?"—he said, "I bought it of a man to-day, named Johnson, for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I asked where Johnson lived—he said, "No. 1, Smith Square, Chelsea"—I said I did not know of such a place, and I should take him into</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240016"/>
<p>custody—he said he had paid the man 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and a 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and I should find two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes in the bag, wrapped up in some paper—that was so—I said, "I shall take you into custody for receiving the property, well knowing it to be stolen"—he made no reply—he was then taken to the station—at the station I found Colonel Festing's medal, and I said, "I know that was stolen, for I had had the inquiry myself"—he made no reply—on the bag the initials, "D. G.," had been erased—I have made out a list of the things in the bag—I have been 20 years in the police—I should think the value of the whole things is about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have shown some of the articles to Mr. Thompson, to Mr. and Mrs. Corrie, Mrs. Warner, Mrs. Cornell, and Lady Westbury's maid—there is no such place as Smith Square, Chelsea—I found no invoice or memorandum relating to then things.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know a Smith Square, Westminster, that is two miles from Chelsea—I don't remember mentioning to him such things as ladles and spoons—I did not say "If you produce them I will place you in the position of a witness," nothing of the kind—when I took hold of the bag I said "What is that?" he did not say "Those are the articles I told you of"—ho did not tell me who Johnson was—he said he had bought the things that day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-57" type="surname" value="CORRI"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-57" type="given" value="HENRY VALENTINE"/>HENRY VALENTINE CORRI</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Hereford Square—I missed a ring and sleeve links about the beginning of November—I last saw them about June, they were generally kept in a small tin box, locked in my dress
<lb/>ing room—these produced are the articles; also this small silver cup in the shape of a thimble, and this opera glass—I missed them all about the same time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I missed several other articles which I have not seen since.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-58" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-58" type="surname" value="CORRI"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-58" type="given" value="CATHERINE MARY CHISHOLME"/>CATHERINE MARY CHISHOLME CORRI</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—I identify this silver cup; also this gold locket, the portrait that was inside has been removed—this ring is complete, and this diamond spray—this gold brooch has had a miniature removed—this triple filbert nut bound in silver is a complete article—this is a portion of a gold ornament from a chatelaine—this vinaigrette has been broken—I identify these things as my property—I also lost other property to the value of about 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these things are worth about 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I missed the things at various times, from November to April, at intervals—I also missed a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in November—people were employed in the house, taking up carpets and cleaning windows. Kate Connell. I live at 21, Neville Street, Fulham—on Thursday, 26th February, I went to stop for a day or two with my sister, Miss Rose, at 23, Westgate Terrace, West Brompton—on that evening I placed a pair of rings and a locket in my dressing case, in my bedroom—I left it unlocked—on the 28th I missed them; this is the locket, it is in the same state in which I lost it, except being scratched.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-59" type="surname" value="THOMPSO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-59" type="given" value="STEPHEN ROBERT"/>STEPHEN ROBERT THOMPSO</persName> </hi>. I live at Glenmore House, Dulwich—I have been shown this silver salver—my father had one which was safe on Easter Monday morning, 29th March last; it was missed between 2 and 3 that day—it had my father's name and an inscription in the centre—there was Borne other silver missed, to the value of about 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this salver is of the same size and character—there is an erasure in the centre in the place where the name was, and the name of the person who presented it—I can't say who took it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-60" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-60" type="surname" value="BURKENSHA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-60" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BURKENSHA</persName> </hi>. I am lady's-maid in the service of Lady Westbury,</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240017"/>
<p>of 134, Cromwell Road, South Kensington—on 31st November last I went I for a holiday; before I left I saw that a gold brooch of Indian work, in the I shape of a tie, and a locket in the form of a padlock were safe; they belong I to Miss Ada Bethell—I missed those articles at the beginning of February.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Three bracelets and a case of apostles' spoons were also I missed in 1878.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-61" type="surname" value="WARNE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-61" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WARNE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Simeon Warner, of 23, Stanhope Gardens, Queen's Gate—I had some jewellery safe in my house recently, which I missed on 21st July, and which I had seen safe in the previous April—they were a pendant, pink coral, and diamonds, and a blue bracelet, of the value of about 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—I lost many other things—I identify this blue locket, it has had a painted photograph taken out of it—I know it to be my property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-62" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-62" type="surname" value="BURKENSHA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-62" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BURKENSHA</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have been shown 5 turquoise stones, and 9 small diamonds; they were taken out of the brooch—I know these stones produced by the fit, there are one or two missing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-63" type="surname" value="WHIT"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-63" type="given" value="SQUIRE"/>SQUIRE WHIT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The things I have shown the witnesses are portions of the things that were in the bag—the salver was on the table in the front room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-504-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-504-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-504-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<rs id="t18800524-504-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-504-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-504-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-504-18800524 t18800524-504-punishment-11"/>Five years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-505">
<interp inst="t18800524-505" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-505" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-505-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-505-18800524 t18800524-505-offence-1 t18800524-505-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-505-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-505-18800524 t18800524-505-offence-1 t18800524-505-verdict-2"/>
<p>505.
<persName id="def1-505-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-505-18800524" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-505-18800524" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def1-505-18800524" type="surname" value="SULLIVAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-505-18800524" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ESTHER SULLIVAN</hi> (24)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-505-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-505-18800524" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-505-18800524" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def2-505-18800524" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="def2-505-18800524" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIET BURTON</hi> (42)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-505-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-505-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-505-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a sealskin and sable jacket, the property of
<persName id="t18800524-name-66" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-66" type="surname" value="POULETT"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY EARL"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-505-offence-1 t18800524-name-66"/>the Right Honourable William Henry Earl Poulett</persName> Second count for receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-505-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-505-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-505-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WARNE. SLEIG</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOLLING</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Burton.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-67" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-67" type="surname" value="SMIT"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-67" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA SMIT</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Pemberton Gardens, Upper Holloway—Sullivan came there on Saturday, 10th April, to work as a charwoman; she slept at the house on Saturday and Sunday, and left on Monday the 12th—my servant drew my attention to a parcel that she had with her when she left—I went into the kitchen and asked her about it—she said it was a dress that did not fit her—she promised to be back almost immediately, she did not return—I afterwards missed a sealskin jacket trimmed with sable, belonging to Lord Poulett—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is worth 350
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was missing from the dressing room on the first floor—I immediately com
<lb/>municated with the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say how long I had had the jacket, it might be a year—I can't say the exact time when I last saw it—it is Lord Poulett's—he did not live in my house—I did not see him buy it—I suppose he brought it to the house; I did not see what was in the box that contained it—I may have seen it in his hand, I don't know, I don't think I have—I am the occupant of the house; I am the mistress and the householder—I have no lodgers, or any one living with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-68" type="surname" value="PAG"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-68" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH PAG</persName> </hi>. I am servant to the last witness—I remember Sullivan being employed there on Monday, 12th April; she was cleaning the first floor bedroom—I saw the sealskin jacket there that day, hanging up behind. the door, about 3 o'clock, I missed it about half-past 6—I saw Sullivan in the kitchen about 5 o'clock, preparing to leave—I saw a bundle there wrapped</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240018"/>
<p>in a coloured apron—I have seen the jacket from time to time; I have no doubt this is the jacket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. LORD POULET</hi>. I am at present living at Margate—I purchased this jacket—I bought the fur for it of Nicolay, of Oxford Street, in 1871 I think, for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the jacket itself is only worth 34 guineas; the fur is very rare sable—it was the property of my late wife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-69" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-69" type="surname" value="SULLIVA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-69" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER SULLIVA</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>). I am a charwoman—I went to work at Mrs. Smith's as a charwoman in April—I took this jacket on Monday, 12th April—I took it straight away to Burton's, in a street in Poplar—I don't know the name of it—I was told by my husband where to find her—she was just against the door—she said "What do you want?"—I said I wanted to speak to her—she said "Come inside"—she took me inside to a little back kitchen—I said "I have a sealskin jacket; will you buy it?" she said "Don't speak out loud, for the children; come upstairs into the front room"—I went upstairs, and opened the jacket out of the parcel and showed it to her—she took it in her hands, and said "How much do you want for it?"—I said "3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>"—she said "It is not worth it; I will give you 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it"—I said "No, that won't do"—she said "I will give you 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it"—she gave me three sovereigns and two half-crowns—she said "Where did it come from?"—that was after she had paid me—I said "It came from Holloway"—she said "Are there any more there?"—I said "No"—she said "I don't expect it will be missed; if it is you won't tell where it is, will you?"—I said "I don't know"—she said "I shall have to keep it until the winter before I can get rid of it"—I said "That has nothing to do with me"—she said "Where do you live? where are you going to now you have got the money"—I said "To Seven Sisters Road, to my husband"—she said "Where to?"—I said "Eight down Holloway"—she said "Don't go that way; you can take the train from Poplar, and go to the Seven Sisters Station; that will be nearest to you"—instead of doing so I went over to Bow Common—she told me that she had another sealskin jacket, a little short one, that she had kept two years or more, and that she could not get rid of because it was so short—there was nobody up-stairs when I went up—there was a little girl below, and two or three very small children—I went straight to Burton's after taking the jacket, except to a beerhouse, where I left my little bundle—Burton keeps a furniture shop—I was taken into custody for this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not arrange this robbery with my husband, that I swear; he had nothing to do with it—he knew I was at work at Mrs. Smith's—I said before the Magistrate: "I was persuaded to do so, or I should not have done it. After engaging with Mrs. Smith I got some drink and went home, and my husband got Mrs. Smith's address out of my pocket Next day I promised to meet my husband in the evening, but I did not do so, and my husband came to Mrs. Smith. I told him I was going to sleep at Mrs. Smith's. He came again on Sunday evening, and that was how the arrangement was made for the jacket to be taken. It was by his wish that the jacket was taken"—I say now that I did not arrange this with my husband—all I said at the police-court is not untrue—I did not make the agreement with my husband to take the jacket—it is untrue that it was done with his wish—he told me to go to Mrs. Burton—there was no con
<lb/>versation between me and Mrs. Burton as to how long I would leave the jacket; there was no leaving, it was sold out and out—I have been con
<lb/>victed of stealing twice, and once for drink.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240019"/>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-70" type="surname" value="DOD"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-70" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DOD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>). After Sullivan was in custody I went with Police Constable Lewis to 11, Willis Street, Bromley-by-Bow, in Essex—Sullivan went part of the way with me, and gave me some informa
<lb/>tion—I then went to the house—I did not see any name up—it was a small furniture shop—I went inside and saw Burton—I was in plain clothes—I said to her "We are police officers, and I want from you a seal-skin jacket that you bought from a woman on Monday (this was on Wed
<lb/>nesday)"—she said "I have got no sealskin jacket"—I said "I have re
<lb/>ceived direct information that you bought a sealskin jacket of a woman who is in custody, on Monday, and that you gave her 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it"—she said "I did not buy the jacket; I have not got the jacket, but I know where I can get it; I did not buy it, I lent her 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it; shall I get my money back?"—I said "I can't say"—she asked if we had a warrant to search her house—I said "No"—she went up a staircase—I did not follow her—she came downstairs with this jacket—she said "My husband is a labouring man, and I do a little buying to get a living for the children; when the woman brought roe the jacket she said she had had it given her, and if I had known it had been stolen I should not have bought it"—as I was leaving she said "Don't say anything to the police in the neighbourhood"—I told her she would hear further, and I came away with the jacket—I communicated with the police at the Poplar Station close by.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe there were two children there, one about 14 years of age—that was just at the last—I did not see one of the daughters when I first went in, not until the jacket had been produced—I did not ask the daughter if her mother was in, that I swear—I did not see that person (
<hi rend="italic">Minnie Burton</hi>) until afterwards; after receiving the jacket—I could not say whether I saw Janet Burton there or not, I don't recollect—I would not swear I did not—the prisoner was downstairs in the shop when I first went in—I did not say to her, "Are you Mrs. Burton?"—she did not say, "What is your business with me?"—she did not say, "I did not buy the jacket, I lent her 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it, and she was to come on Thursday to get it"—I did not say, "I am the owner of the jacket, and it has been stolen from my house, and if you give it up you shall have the money for it; will you get us the jacket"—she did not ask me to go into the back room while she fetched the jacket—I stood in a narrow passage in the shop—when she came downstairs I followed her into the back room—she lent me a leather bag to wrap the jacket in—she asked my name and address, and I gave it to her—I did not then say, "We are two police officers, I am Inspector Dodd, and this is Inspector Lewis"—I said, "I am Inspector Dodd, and this is Sergeant Lewis"—I did not say, "As you have dealt fairly with us we shall deal fairly with you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-71" type="surname" value="GODDE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-71" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GODDE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 44). On the afternoon of 14th April I went to 11, Willis Street, Bromley-by-Bow—I there saw Burton—I was in plain clothes—I told her that I was a police officer, and I should take her into custody for receiving a sealskin jacket value 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., well knowing the same to be stolen—she replied, "I did not know it was stolen, the woman I bought it of said a man had given it to her"—at the police-station she said, "I did not buy it, I lent 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it"—I searched the house, and in the first floor back bedroom I found this shawl, under a large quantity of coats, vests and trousers—I found 11 shawls altogether—I asked her how she accounted for the possession of them—she said, "I bought them, some I</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240020"/>
<p>bought at the door of the shop, and some I bought the tickets of and took them out of pawn, but I can't say from whom or where"—this conversation took place after Inspector Dodd had been there—I have shown this shawl to Mrs. Vaness and she identified it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found the shawls on the top of a chest of drawers under other property—I could sec them when I went into the room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-72" type="surname" value="LEWI"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-72" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID LEWI</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi>). I went with Godden to Burton's house—after he had taken' her, I asked her if she would like to remain in the house as I was going upstairs to search the place, or would she prefer going to the station?—she asked me to allow her to remain, which I did—I made a search in her presence—I went upstairs to the back bedroom, first floor, and there saw a large quantity of wearing apparel—amongst other things I found these two sealskin jackets under a lot of coats, waistcoats, and trousers, all new, on a chest of drawers—I pulled them out, they were nearly at the bottom crumpled up—I said, "Here are two sealskin jackets, Mrs. Burton"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "How do you account for having these in your possession?—she said, "This one I bought of a woman who I don't know, and I bought that some six or seven months ago"—I said, "Have you any books?"—she said, "No, I have not a buying in book"—on looking under the bed I found a sack—I pulled it out—it contained 20 pairs of boots all new, men's, women's and children's—I asked how she accounted for them—she said, "I bought them of different people"—I have shown this sealskin jacket to Mrs. Adams, and a pair of the boots to Mr. Turner—I saw the things found by Lucas, and took away a large quantity to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She did not say she had had the sealskin jacket three years and a half; she said she had had it some time—she said nothing about dealing in unredeemed pledges—she said she had bought the tickets of some of the things—that was after about eighty tickets were found in the house Thomas Lucas (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 7). I went with Lewis to Burton's house—I went to the coal cellar with a candle, and there found a twig basket apparently filled with rags on the top—I put my hand in and felt some
<lb/>thing very weighty—I emptied the things on to the table—it consisted of a large quantity of new plated articles wrapped up in tissue paper, 15 dozen knives and forks, and about 80 duplicates relating to different property; silk jackets, shawls, sealskin jackets, and different articles of wearing apparel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a small house, two rooms up and two down—the coal cellar was on the ground floor, under the stairs leading upstairs—it was a cupboard with a door to it—I have a list of the things found—the tickets were left at the house that night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-73" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-73" type="surname" value="VANES"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-73" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHOEBE VANES</persName> </hi>. I live at 29A, Ford Street, Spitalfields—my husband is a diamond polisher—this is my shawl; it is worth 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was safe in a cupboard in my parlour on Easter Monday—I missed it with other things about 10th April—the house had been entered.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-74" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-74" type="surname" value="BOLL"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-74" type="given" value="ANNA"/>ANNA BOLL</persName> </hi>. I live with Mrs. Vaness—I know this to be her shawl.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-75" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-75" type="surname" value="ADAM"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-75" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH ADAM</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick Adams, of 23, Somerford Grove—this sealskin jacket is mine, and was stolen from our house with a quantity of other property, on the night of 4th February—it is worth 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have had it six years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-76" type="surname" value="HUMPHREY"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-76" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE HUMPHREY</persName> </hi>. I live with Mrs. Adams—I know this sealskin jacket, and have worn it many times.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-77" type="surname" value="TURNE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-77" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL TURNE</persName> </hi>. I am a boot manufacturer, of 2, Church Way. Somera</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240021"/>
<p>Town—in May last year about 400 or 500 pairs of boots were stolen from my manufactory—I identify the pair produced as my property; they are new, and are a pair of those that were stolen—they have my private mark upon them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The following Witnesses were called for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-78" type="surname" value="BURTO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-78" type="given" value="JANET"/>JANET BURTO</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter—on Monday evening, 12th April, I was at home about 7 or 8—Sullivan came into the shop—she said she was recommended by a person to come to our shop to buy some furniture—she looked at some and agreed about the price—she said, "I shall not be able to pay you more than 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a month after wards, as I only get my money once a month from my young man"—she undid a paper parcel that she had, and said, "Don't you think this is a nice present?" and took out this sealskin jacket—mother said, "Yes"—she said, "I would rather have the money than the jacket just now, as I am so hard up; will you buy it?"—mother said, "No, I don't-care about buying anything of the sort;" but she pressed mother after a bit to lend her 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it, and she would come for it on the Thursday and complete the arrangement about the furniture—no one was present but mother and myself—I was there on the Wednesday following when two gentlemen came, and they had a man with them—my sister was in the shop, and she called mother down, and I came down with her—they said, "Are you Mrs. Burton?"—mother said, "Yes"—they said, "Did you buy a sealskin jacket of a woman named Sullivan on Monday evening?"—she said, "No, but I lent a woman 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on one, and she is to come for it to-morrow; what has that jacket to do with you?"—Dodd said, "I am the owner of the jacket, it has been stolen from me, and if you give it back in a straight-forward manner you shall have your money back to-night; have you got it in the house?"—she said, "Of course I have," and she went upstairs and got it—she said, "Before you take it away, I shall require your name and address"—they then said, "We are two police officers"—that was the first time they said so—they said, "Have you got a sheet of paper to wrap it in?"—she said, "I have got an old portmanteau I can lend you," which she did—she said, "If you are police officers, do you require me to go to the station to explain how I came by this jacket?"—they said, "No, only we shall want you in three or four days when this woman comes up for trial, to be a witness," and they went away—that was all that took place when I was present—I was on the stairs at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not called before the Magistrate; I did not go there; father said if I was required he would telegraph for me—I had never seen Sullivan before—she did not go upstairs at all—the whole con
<lb/>versation took place downstairs in my presence—mother asked her name, and she said her name was Sullivan, that she did not live here at present, but she was going to take a room at 19, Ettrick Street—I believed what she said about the jacket—I had no idea of its value.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUR</hi>. I was not present when the boots, coats, and other things were bought—mother goes to sales and buys different things—there was nothing in the cellar but coals—this other sealskin jacket had been in the house 12 or 15 months, if not longer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-79" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-79" type="surname" value="BURTO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-79" type="given" value="MINNIE"/>MINNIE BURTO</persName> </hi>. I am a daughter of the prisoner—I am 17 years of age—on the 14th April I was at home when Inspector Dodd and another person came—my sister was also there—he said, "Is your mother in?"—</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240022"/>
<p>she was upstairs; I called her down—she said, "What is it you want?"—he said, "I have come about a sealskin jacket; did you buy it of a woman named Sullivan?"—mother said, "No, I never bought it, but I lent her 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it"—he said, "I am the owner of the jacket, and you shall have the money back to-night; act fairly by me and I shall act fairly by you"—mother asked him inside, and she went upstairs and got the jacket—she wanted to know his address before he took it away, and he then said, "We are two police officers"—I had not heard that they were officers before that—mother said, "Shall I want to go to the police-station to explain how I came by it?"—he said, "No, you will hear from us further in two or three days, when this woman is brought up"—the jacket was put into a port
<lb/>manteau and taken away—this other sealskin jacket has been in the home I should think about 12 months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know how long the shawl or the boots and the plated things had been there—I don't know how they came there or who brought them—I was not before the Magistrate—father told me to come here; he said the solicitor said I was to come.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-80" type="surname" value="ALLWRIGH"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-80" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ALLWRIGH</persName> </hi>. I am a ship's clerk—I have known Mrs. Burton about two years—I have no knowledge of her business except what I have had with her myself in selling some of my property to her—I have a list of the articles—in July, 1879, I sold her a pair of silver-plated chamber candlesticks, a silver-plated biscuit box, an ivory brooch, gold bracelet of foreign beads, ear-rings, and a number of other things—I merely went to her shop as I was passing, having the things to sell, and asked if she would buy them—I have since this charge been to the police-station, and identi
<lb/>fied the two chamber candlesticks, and I was told they had the bead bracelet and necklet—they said they had not got the other things.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Hers was a furniture shop; there were also ornaments in the window—I went into the shop quite on speculation—I did not know that she dealt in plated articles till I asked her to buy them—they came to 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I always found her a straight-dealing woman—they were things I had had in use some years—they were not new, or wrapped in paper; they were tarnished—she gave me a fair price.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-81" type="surname" value="VINNICOM"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-81" type="given" value="SIMEON"/>SIMEON VINNICOM</persName> </hi>. I am a boot and shoe manufacturer, of 23, Victoria Dock Road, West Ham—I have known Mrs. Burton 15 or 16 years—she always bore an honest character—I have had dealings with her, and sold her large and small quantities of stock out of condition—I sold her some two or three years ago—I have dozens of pairs of boots in my stock like those pro
<lb/>duced—I could not swear that I sold her these; they are very much like what I have sold her—I don't see any private mark on these—they are made in Northampton by hundreds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-82" type="surname" value="TURNE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-82" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL TURNE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). My private mark is on them (pointing it out)—they are my own make.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Burton received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BURTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-505-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-505-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-505-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-505-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-505-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-505-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-505-18800524 t18800524-505-punishment-12"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-505-punishment-13" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-505-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-505-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-505-18800524 t18800524-505-punishment-13"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-506">
<interp inst="t18800524-506" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-506" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-506-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-506-18800524 t18800524-506-offence-1 t18800524-506-verdict-1"/>
<p>506.
<persName id="def1-506-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-506-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-506-18800524" type="age" value="16"/>
<interp inst="def1-506-18800524" type="surname" value="DWIGHT"/>
<interp inst="def1-506-18800524" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DWIGHT</hi> (16)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-506-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-506-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-506-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFUR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240023"/>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-84" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-84" type="surname" value="LAC"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-84" type="given" value="MAGDALEN"/>MAGDALEN LAC</persName> </hi>. I keep a sausage shop at 34, Old Compton Street, Soho—on 22nd April, about 7 p.m., I served the prisoner with twopenny-worth of Swiss cheese—he gave me a half-crown—I had it still in my hand a few minutes afterwards, when my son came in and found it was bad—I gave it to a constable; this is it—on the 24th the prisoner came again for twopennyworth of Swiss cheese—I recognised him directly, and called Mr. Fisher, as the prisoner was holding his hand over the money—he produced a half-crown—I asked Mr. Fisher to see if it was good, and said to the prisoner "This is the second time you have been here"—he said nothing to that, but asked Mr. Fisher to go out and see the gentleman who gave him the half-crown and sent him in to get the cheese.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I recognised you directly you came in by your face and clothes as the man who came on the 22nd. John Fisher. I am a jeweller, of Sidmouth Street—on 24th April I was in Mrs. Lack's parlour—she called me, and told me in German to watch the prisoner—she served the prisoner—he put down a half-crown—I picked it up, and said "This is a bad one, where did you get it?"—he said "A young man gave it to me outside; will you go out and see whether you can see him?"—Mrs. Lack said that that was the second time he had come, and gave him in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-85" type="surname" value="SMITHERS"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-85" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SMITHERS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 160). I took the prisoner, and asked him where he got the half-crown—he said that a man outside gave it to him to get twopennyworth of cheese.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-86" type="surname" value="WEBSTE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTE</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are bad, and from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A gentleman sent me in with the money to get him some cheese. I had never been there before.</p>
<p>
<rs id="t18800524-506-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-506-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-506-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. of the second uttering.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-506-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-506-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-506-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-506-18800524 t18800524-506-punishment-14"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-507">
<interp inst="t18800524-507" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-507" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-507-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-507-18800524 t18800524-507-offence-1 t18800524-507-verdict-1"/>
<p>507.
<persName id="def1-507-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-507-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-507-18800524" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-507-18800524" type="surname" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="def1-507-18800524" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BAILEY</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-507-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-507-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-507-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFUR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-88" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-88" type="surname" value="GIL"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-88" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA GIL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Gill, of 59, St. John's Road, Hoxton—on Tuesday, 4th May, I served the prisoner with a twopenny cigar—he gave me a florin—I said "This is bad," and threw it back to him—he gave me a good one—I gave him the change and he left—I picked him out from 16 or 17 others on the following Saturday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-89" type="surname" value="RALP"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-89" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN RALP</persName> </hi>. My shop is not far from Mr. Gill's—on Saturday, 8th May, my sister served the prisoner with some note-paper and envelopes, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she called me, gave me a coin, and said in the prisoner's hearing "Here is another man trying to pass bad coin"—I tried it with my teeth, and asked him if he had any more—he said "Yes," and emptied from his pockets two good half—crowns—I said "Where did you take this?"—he said "From a butcher's shop in Oxford Street"—I was going there with him, and when we got to Fanshaw Street he said "You go and fetch a policeman while I stay here"—I said "No, you will either come with me to the butcher's or to the station"—he ran away, and after a hard chase he got into a place which was no thoroughfare and was taken—I gave him in harge with the half-crown, which I had in my hand—this is it. Jane Ralph. I am a sister of the last witness—on 8th May, after 2 and before 3, I served the prisoner with a pennyworth' of note-paper and a pennyworth of envelopes—he gave me a half-crown—I said "This is another bad one"—he said "You may double it"—he said "I intend to;</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240024"/>
<p>this is not the first you have tried to pass here"—I doubled it in the tester and showed it to my brother—the prisoner then threw down a good one, saying "That is good."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My brother said "Is this the man that passed the money previously?"—I said "No, I don't think it is"—I said "I cannot swear to your face, but by your general appearance you are the man"—you were taken on my description, and I picked you out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-90" type="surname" value="CRAG"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-90" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CRAG</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 247). I was called and saw the prisoner and prosecutor struggling in a crowd—the prosecutor told me the charge, and the prisoner said that he would go quietly—I found on him a good half-crown and florin and id. in bronze—Ralph handed me the half-crown—I was present when Miss Ralph identified him, and he was brought in by the gaoler, and he was standing with 16 men; she went forward. and touched him—four or five men similar to him in appearance were there—I went and got information from Mrs. Gill on Saturday, 8th May—she gave me a description, which corresponded with the prisoner—the two shops are in the same street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-91" type="surname" value="WEBSTE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTE</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I did not want any of my friends to know I was locked up, and that is why I ran away, thinking I would rather be the loser of the half-crown."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He repeated the same statement in his defence, and received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<rs id="t18800524-507-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-507-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-507-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> of the uttering on the 8th.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-507-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-507-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-507-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-507-18800524 t18800524-507-punishment-15"/>Six Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-508">
<interp inst="t18800524-508" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-508" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-508-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-508-18800524 t18800524-508-offence-1 t18800524-508-verdict-1"/>
<p>508.
<persName id="def1-508-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-508-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-508-18800524" type="age" value="29"/>
<interp inst="def1-508-18800524" type="surname" value="OUNSWORTH"/>
<interp inst="def1-508-18800524" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL OUNSWORTH</hi> (29)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-508-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-508-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-508-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFUR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-93" type="surname" value="WHARRA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHARRA</persName> </hi>. On 20th March I was barman to Mr. Ellis, of the Red Cow, Deptford, and about 3 p.m. I served the prisoner with some ale and tobacco, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a bad florin—Mr. Ellis asked him where he got it, he said from Waterloo Station—he gave me the 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the beer, and gave me back the tobacco—Mr. Ellis gave him in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You told Mr. Ellis and the Magistrate that you gave change for the florin to a gentleman whose boots you blacked at Waterloo Station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-94" type="surname" value="ELLI"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-94" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY ELLI</persName> </hi>. I keep the Red Cow at Deptford—on 20th March I saw the prisoner in my bar, and my attention was called to a florin—I said "Where did you get this, old man, it is a bad one; have you any more like it?"—he said "I got it at Waterloo Station," but he did not say how—I said "I shall detain the coin, and very likely detain you;" he made several attempts to get away, but I put him in the tap-room and sent for a constable, to whom I gave the florin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is false, I did not try to get away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-95" type="surname" value="RUG"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RUG</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 60). On 20th March, a little after 3 p.m I was called to the Red Cow and took the prisoner—I told him the charge—he said "All right, I will go with you"—I found no more coins on him—he said that he took the florin by mistake at the blacking box at Waterloo Station that morning—he was brought up at Greenwich Police-court three times, and then discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came in you were standing between the bar and the tap-room; you were in front of the bar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-96" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-96" type="surname" value="WAR"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-96" type="given" value="SARAH MARIA"/>SARAH MARIA WAR</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Hope in Stanhope Street,</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240025"/>
<p>St. Pancras—the prisoner came in with another man on a Sunday, he asked for a pint of beer, and placed a half-crown between the pulls of the beer engine, and the man with him said "Give me half an ounce of tobacco;" I did so, and then took up the half-crown and said "This is a bad one"—he said "That is good enough, I have just taken it"—I tested it and said "It is a bad one, and very bad, where did you get it?"—he said "At Waterloo Station"—I said "What are you doing in this neighbourhood!"—he said "We are out for a holiday," and asked his friend to pay, who said that he had only 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me that for the beer and returned the tobacco—my husband sent for a constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-97" type="surname" value="WAR"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-97" type="given" value="MOSES"/>MOSES WAR</persName> </hi>. I keep the Hope—on 20th April, about 6 p.m., I saw the prisoner in the bar with McCabe, who has been discharged—the prisoner asked my wife for a pint of beer and tendered a half-crown; I saw it between the beer engine; McCabe then asked for half an ounce of tobacco—my wife then said "This is a bad half-crown"—the prisoner said "This is a good one"—my wife marked it and asked him where he got it—he said "At Waterloo Station"—she gave it to me, and I gave them in custody—I have heard what my wife said, it is correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-98" type="surname" value="DOIDG"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-98" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DOIDG</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 369). I took the prisoner and McCabe, and received this half-crown—the prisoner said "I was not aware it was bad," and gave his address Hercules Buildings, Westminster Bridge Road—they were both taken before a Magistrate, and McCabe was discharged on 6th May.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You first gave your address as Hercules Buildings, after
<lb/>wards at the station Suffolk Street, which was correct—McCabe gave his address at Hercules Buildings, which was not correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-99" type="surname" value="WEBSTE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTE</persName> </hi>. The half-crown and florin are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I know where I took the half-crown. I cleaned two pairs of gentlemen's boots, and carried a portmanteau up to the railway, and on the road they gave me a glass or two of ale."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He repeated the same statement in his defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-508-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-508-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-508-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. to a conviction of felony in 1870.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-508-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-508-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-508-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-508-18800524 t18800524-508-punishment-16"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-509">
<interp inst="t18800524-509" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-509" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-509-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-509-18800524 t18800524-509-offence-1 t18800524-509-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-509-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-509-18800524 t18800524-509-offence-1 t18800524-509-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-509-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-509-18800524 t18800524-509-offence-1 t18800524-509-verdict-3"/>
<p>509.
<persName id="def1-509-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-509-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-509-18800524" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def1-509-18800524" type="surname" value="WEEDON"/>
<interp inst="def1-509-18800524" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WEEDON</hi> (26)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-509-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-509-18800524" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-509-18800524" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def2-509-18800524" type="surname" value="NEALE"/>
<interp inst="def2-509-18800524" type="given" value="GERTRUDE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GERTRUDE NEALE</hi> (23)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-509-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-509-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-509-18800524" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def3-509-18800524" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="def3-509-18800524" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JACKSON</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-509-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-509-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-509-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin, to which</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEEDON</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-509-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-509-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-509-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFUR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-103" type="surname" value="ABBO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-103" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ABBO</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 435). On 13th March I was called to the Marquis of Granby, Castle Street, Oxford Street, and saw Neale in front of the bar—the landlady charged her with tendering a bad florin for a bottle of lemonade, and handed it to me—I marked it and have had it ever since—she said in Neale's presence that Neale said "I took it at a draper's shop in Oxford Street, let me have it back, here is 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to pay for the lemon
<lb/>ade;" that she said "I shan't let you have it back, I will call my husband and he shall go with you to see if. it is correct;" that she went to the bar parlour to call her husband, and Neale ran out of the house and was brought back by a customer—Neale was remanded and discharged on 18th March. Eliza Jane Hoskins. I am assistant to Mr. Harris, a pork butcher, of King William Street, London Bridge—on a Saturday early in April I served Weedon with a twopenny pie—he gave me a bad florin, and I said to Mead, "This man has passed this florin," and tried it—he said, "I think</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240026"/>
<p>you have made a mistake"—I asked where he got it—he said that he had been in two public-houses—I gave the coin to a policeman but did not press the charge—he bent it and it broke in half.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-104" type="surname" value="MEA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-104" type="given" value="ANDREW ROBERT"/>ANDREW ROBERT MEA</persName> </hi>. I assist in Mr. Harris's shop—Hoskins gave me a bad florin, and I fetched a constable and gave him the florin—he broke it, but Weedon was not given in custody—he said that he got it at the King's Head, in Cannon Sreet—I said, "There is no King's Head in Cannon Street"—he then said that he did not know where he got it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-105" type="surname" value="STURGEO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-105" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STURGEO</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 833). I was called and received the florin—the charge against "Weedon was not pressed—as I bent the flora straight it broke in' half.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-106" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-106" type="surname" value="ARNOL"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-106" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN ARNOL</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Cleopatra, Philpot Lane, Citr—on 23rd April, about 6 p.m., Weedon and Neale came there and called for two glasses of ale, and Weedon, I believe, tendered a half-crown to Mia Linnett, who showed it to Mrs. Gate, and then brought it back and said to Weedon, "It is not good"—he said, "My bloke has just given me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., two half-crowns, three florins, and a shilling; I always notice if there is any bad coin going about, it falls into the hands of the working man"—it was very greasy and leady like.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-107" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-107" type="surname" value="LINNET"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-107" type="given" value="BESSIE"/>BESSIE LINNET</persName> </hi>. I have heard Ellen Arnold's statement, it is correct—the coin was very greasy and shiny.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-108" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-108" type="surname" value="STEWAR"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-108" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA STEWAR</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Elliott, a hair-dresser, of 47, I Fenchurch Street—on 23rd April, about 6.30., I served Neale with a cake of brown Windsor soap, price 6d—she gave me a florin—I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and she left—I put it in the till—it was the only one there—in a minute afterwards Davidson came in, and I doubled the florin, but it rang very well—this is it—I went to the station and Neale was charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-109" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-109" type="surname" value="WEEDO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-109" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA WEEDO</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Elliott, a hair-dresser, of 120, Fenchurch Street—he also has a shop at No. 47, nearly opposite—Neale came in about 6.30 for a cake of soap; it was dusk—she gave me a florin—I put it in the till without examining it—there were two other florins there—I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and she left—about an hour afterwards Davidson came in, and in consequence of what he said I went to the till—I had not taken any other florin, only three sixpences—out of the three florins one was bad—I identified Neale at the station among seven other women.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-110" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-110" type="surname" value="GIFFAR"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-110" type="given" value="SILK"/>SILK GIFFAR</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist of 4, Hart Street, Mark Lane—on 23rd April I served Neale with two Havannah cigars at 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each—she put down a half-crown—I looked at it and said "I think this is a bad one"—I showed it to a friend behind the counter, and we then came to the conclusion that it was good, and I took it and put it in the till—it had a dull colour, as if it had been placed in the fire—I do not know whether there were other half-crowns in the till, but there were none so dull—I picked Neale out at the station from others, and have no doubt of her—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the envelope I gave her the two cigars in—my name is on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Neale.</hi> I know you because your features struck me as so much like another person who comes into the shop—I allowed you to leave the shop because I thought it was good.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-111" type="surname" value="DAVIDSO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIDSO</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 23rd April I was on duty in plain clothes in King William Street—about 6 o'clock I saw the three prisoners walking hurriedly—I followed them to the corner of Arthur Street, where</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240027"/>
<p>Weedon and Neale left Jackson, who stood looking in the direction in which they had gone—about five minutes afterwards Weedon joined Jackson at ¦the corner of Arthur Street and spoke to him—Jackson walked towards London Bridge, and appeared to be watching something on the other side of the way—Weedon remained at the corner of Arthur Street—Jackson came back to the corner of Arthur Street, and Neale joined them from King William Street—they all three walked down Arthur Street and Fish Street Hill and I lost sight of them for a moment—I met them coming up Fish Street Hill, and followed them into Philpot Lane, where Jackson stood ¦ apparently watching something on the opposite side of the way to the Cleopatra—I did not see Weedon and Neale at that time, but in a few minutes they came in a direction from the Cleopatra luncheon bar—they I crossed the street, joined Jackson, and all three walked along Fenchurch I Street, and stopped at the corner of Mincing Lane, where Neale gave Weedon a purse—Weedon took something from it and gave it to Jackson, who took something from his right trousers pocket and gave it to Neale—Weedon and Neale left Jackson, and Neale went into Mr. Elliott's shop, 47, Fenchurch Street—Weedon crossed the road and stood directly opposite the door—shortly afterwards Neale came out carrying something in her hand—when she came out Jackson nodded to Weedon, who crossed the road and joined her—I went into the hair-dresser's shop and spoke to Miss Stewart, who handed me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I marked it at the station—when I came out of the shop the prisoners had disappeared—I saw Neale and Weedon 10 minutes afterwards standing at the corner of Marsh Lane—I got assistance, took them both, and told them they would be charged with a man not in custody with uttering base coin—Weedon said, "You have made a mistake"—Neale said nothing—I found on Weedon two tablets of soap bearing the name of "Brown, London," and one the name of "Whittaker and Grossmith, London"—Neale was searched by the female searcher, who handed me two cigars in this envelope, with Mr. Giffard's name on it, and a purse contain
<lb/>ing a florin and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I took Jackson next day by the Mansion House, and told him the charge—he said, "You have made a mistake, I am here to bail my brother out, who is coming up for an assault"—there was no such charge there that day—I took him to the station and found on him a cake of brown Windsor soap with the name scratched out, two linen collars, a pair of stockings, a good florin, 19 shillings, three sixpences, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—he gave a false address—I received the florin and half-crown from Stewart and Giffard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">S. STEWAR</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). These are the two cakes of soap I sold.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-112" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-112" type="surname" value="ALLE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-112" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA ALLE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is the cake I sold.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-113" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-113" type="surname" value="CROS"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-113" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE CROS</persName> </hi>. I searched Neale at Seething Lane station, and found on her a florin and two shillings, all good, and two cigars in a paper wrapper—I handed them to Davidson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-114" type="surname" value="WEBSTE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTE</persName> </hi>. The coins uttered are all bad; the florins are all from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jackson's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of what Weedon did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Neale produced a written defence, stating that she did not know that the money was bad. She received a good character.</hi></p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-509-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-509-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-509-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The Secretary to the St. Giles's Mission to Discharged Prisoners engaged to look after her, as she had threatened to commit suicide.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-509-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-509-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-509-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-509-18800524 t18800524-509-punishment-17"/>Six Weeks' Imprisonment without Hard Labour</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JACKSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-509-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-509-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-509-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEEDON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JACKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-509-punishment-18" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-509-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-509-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-509-18800524 t18800524-509-punishment-18"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-509-18800524 t18800524-509-punishment-18"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240028"/>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before R. M. Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-510">
<interp inst="t18800524-510" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-510" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-510-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-510-18800524 t18800524-510-offence-1 t18800524-510-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-510-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-510-18800524 t18800524-510-offence-1 t18800524-510-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-510-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-510-18800524 t18800524-510-offence-1 t18800524-510-verdict-1"/>
<p>510.
<persName id="def1-510-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-510-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-510-18800524" type="age" value="19"/>
<interp inst="def1-510-18800524" type="surname" value="GILL"/>
<interp inst="def1-510-18800524" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER GILL</hi> (19)</persName>.
<persName id="def2-510-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-510-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-510-18800524" type="age" value="19"/>
<interp inst="def2-510-18800524" type="surname" value="SNOWLING"/>
<interp inst="def2-510-18800524" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED SNOWLING</hi> (19)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-510-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-510-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-510-18800524" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def3-510-18800524" type="surname" value="SNOWLING"/>
<interp inst="def3-510-18800524" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER SNOWLING</hi> (20)</persName>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-510-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-510-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-510-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<rs id="t18800524-510-offence-" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-510-offence-" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-510-offence-" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>to stealing 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
<persName id="t18800524-name-118" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-118" type="surname" value="BELL"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-118" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-510-offence- t18800524-name-118"/>John Charles Bell</persName>, the master of Gill, in his dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-510-punishment-19" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-510-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-510-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-510-18800524 t18800524-510-punishment-19"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER SNOWLING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-510-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-510-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-510-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-510-18800524 t18800524-510-punishment-20"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-510-18800524 t18800524-510-punishment-20"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-511">
<interp inst="t18800524-511" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-511" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-511-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-511-18800524 t18800524-511-offence-1 t18800524-511-verdict-1"/>
<p>511.
<persName id="def1-511-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-511-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-511-18800524" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-511-18800524" type="surname" value="LAWRENCE"/>
<interp inst="def1-511-18800524" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">AUGUSTUS LAWRENCE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">otherwise</hi>
<rs id="t18800524-alias-2" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-511-18800524 t18800524-alias-2"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">AUGUSTUS LAWRENCE LEVY</hi> (21)</rs> </persName>
<rs id="t18800524-511-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-511-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-511-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to three indictments for stealing orders for payment of sums of money amounting to 101
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-511-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-511-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-511-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-511-punishment-21" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-511-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-511-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-511-18800524 t18800524-511-punishment-21"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-512">
<interp inst="t18800524-512" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-512" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-512-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-512-18800524 t18800524-512-offence-1 t18800524-512-verdict-1"/>
<p>512.
<persName id="def1-512-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-512-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-512-18800524" type="age" value="31"/>
<interp inst="def1-512-18800524" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="def1-512-18800524" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM REED</hi> (31)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-512-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-512-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-512-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>to feloniously marrying
<persName id="t18800524-name-121" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-121" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-121" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-512-offence-1 t18800524-name-121"/>Elizabeth Thomas</persName> during the lifetime of his wife.—</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-512-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-512-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-512-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-512-punishment-22" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-512-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-512-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-512-18800524 t18800524-512-punishment-22"/>
<hi rend="italic">Fourteen Days' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-513">
<interp inst="t18800524-513" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-513" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-513-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-513-18800524 t18800524-513-offence-1 t18800524-513-verdict-1"/>
<p>513.
<persName id="def1-513-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-513-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-513-18800524" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def1-513-18800524" type="surname" value="COULTHERD"/>
<interp inst="def1-513-18800524" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS COULTHERD</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-513-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-513-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-513-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a bag from
<persName id="t18800524-name-123" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-123" type="surname" value="HENDERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-123" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-513-offence-1 t18800524-name-123"/>George Henderson</persName>.—</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-513-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-513-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-513-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-513-punishment-23" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-513-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-513-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-513-18800524 t18800524-513-punishment-23"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-514">
<interp inst="t18800524-514" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-514" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-514-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-514-18800524 t18800524-514-offence-1 t18800524-514-verdict-1"/>
<p>514.
<persName id="def1-514-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-514-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-514-18800524" type="age" value="40"/>
<interp inst="def1-514-18800524" type="surname" value="GODIN"/>
<interp inst="def1-514-18800524" type="given" value="JOHN PHILIP"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PHILIP GODIN</hi> (40)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-514-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-514-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-514-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>to feloniously marrying
<persName id="t18800524-name-125" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-125" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-125" type="surname" value="PERRY"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-125" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-514-offence-1 t18800524-name-125"/>Eliza Perry</persName> during the lifetime of his wife.—</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-514-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-514-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-514-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-514-punishment-24" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-514-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-514-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-514-18800524 t18800524-514-punishment-24"/>
<hi rend="italic">Fourteen Days' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-515">
<interp inst="t18800524-515" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-515" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-515-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-515-18800524 t18800524-515-offence-1 t18800524-515-verdict-1"/>
<p>515.
<persName id="def1-515-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-515-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-515-18800524" type="age" value="36"/>
<interp inst="def1-515-18800524" type="surname" value="WALTERS"/>
<interp inst="def1-515-18800524" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WALTERS</hi> (36)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-515-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-515-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-515-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> to feloniously breaking and entering a chapel at
<placeName id="t18800524-geo-1">
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-515-offence-1 t18800524-geo-1"/>St. Pancras</placeName> with intent to steal, also to a con
<lb/>viction in January, 1872.—</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-515-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-515-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-515-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-515-punishment-25" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-515-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-515-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-515-18800524 t18800524-515-punishment-25"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-516">
<interp inst="t18800524-516" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-516" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-516-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-516-18800524 t18800524-516-offence-1 t18800524-516-verdict-1"/>
<p>516.
<persName id="def1-516-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-516-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-516-18800524" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-516-18800524" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="def1-516-18800524" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS LEE</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-516-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-516-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-516-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a suit of clothes.—</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-516-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-516-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-516-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-516-punishment-26" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-516-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-516-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-516-18800524 t18800524-516-punishment-26"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-517">
<interp inst="t18800524-517" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-517" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-517-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-517-18800524 t18800524-517-offence-1 t18800524-517-verdict-1"/>
<p>517.
<persName id="def1-517-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-517-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-517-18800524" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-517-18800524" type="surname" value="COLE"/>
<interp inst="def1-517-18800524" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WILLIAM COLE</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-517-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-517-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-517-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering a request for 2,000 leaves of gold.—</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-517-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-517-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-517-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-517-punishment-27" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-517-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-517-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-517-18800524 t18800524-517-punishment-27"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-518">
<interp inst="t18800524-518" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-518" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-518-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-518-18800524 t18800524-518-offence-1 t18800524-518-verdict-1"/>
<p>518.
<persName id="def1-518-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-518-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-518-18800524" type="age" value="27"/>
<interp inst="def1-518-18800524" type="surname" value="LOCKHART"/>
<interp inst="def1-518-18800524" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES LOCKHART</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-518-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-518-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-518-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 24 bottles of wine and a wooden case of
<persName id="t18800524-name-130" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-130" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-518-offence-1 t18800524-name-130"/>the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DANIEL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. B. KELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-131" type="surname" value="ATKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-131" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ATKIN</persName> </hi>. I am a wharfinger's clerk, and live at Wellington Road, Bow—on 28th April last I saw the prisoner in Fenchurch Street examining a case of wine in a very awkward manner in the fore part of a van—I was on the opposite side of the way—I saw him put it on his shoulder and walk towards the horse's head—I there lost sight of him—I called the car
<lb/>man's attention, and saw a boy run after the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not say whether the prisoner was drunk or sober—he let the box fall from his shoulder.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-132" type="surname" value="RUC"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY RUC</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 816). I was in Fenchurch Street—I saw the prisoner take this case of wine off the back of a London, Chatham, and Dover van—when he got it on his shoulder he dropped it—he picked it up and went into Cullum Street—at the top of Cullum Street he fell down with the case—I caught hold of him and asked him what he was going to do with it—he said the carman had given it to him to carry—the carman came up and gave him into custody—he had been drinking—he was unsteady on his legs—he could run.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the police-court the prisoner was drunk—that was so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-133" type="surname" value="WEBSTE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-133" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN WEBSTE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman—I was in charge of this railway van in Fenchurch Street—Atkins spoke to me—I ran after the prisoner with the policeman down Cullum Street—he had this case on his shoulder—I gave him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the police-court I thought the prisoner was more drunk than sober—he had been drinking.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-518-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-518-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-518-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. to a conviction of felony at this Court in April, 1874.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-518-punishment-28" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-518-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-518-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-518-18800524 t18800524-518-punishment-28"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-519">
<interp inst="t18800524-519" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-519" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-519-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-519-18800524 t18800524-519-offence-1 t18800524-519-verdict-1"/>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240029"/>
<p>519.
<persName id="def1-519-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-519-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-519-18800524" type="age" value="15"/>
<interp inst="def1-519-18800524" type="surname" value="HAZELL"/>
<interp inst="def1-519-18800524" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HAZELL</hi> (15)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-519-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-519-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-519-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Unlawfully, maliciously, and feloniously wounding
<persName id="t18800524-name-135" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-135" type="surname" value="MONDAY"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-135" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-519-offence-1 t18800524-name-135"/>Matthew Monday</persName>, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ISAACSO</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-136" type="surname" value="MONDA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-136" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW MONDA</persName> </hi>. I am employed by the Linoleum Company at Staines—the prisoner worked in the same room—in June of last year I quarrelled with him—he kept cheeking me and I was obliged to hit him—he hit me with a spanner—I took it from him and hit him again—he came across the shop and hit me with an iron bar—on the following morning I waited outside with the intention of striking him—at a quarter-past 8 I rushed to him—we both struggled together, and I found I was stabbed—I attacked him first.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-519-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-519-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-519-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-520">
<interp inst="t18800524-520" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-520" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-520-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-520-18800524 t18800524-520-offence-1 t18800524-520-verdict-1"/>
<p>520.
<persName id="def1-520-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-520-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-520-18800524" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def1-520-18800524" type="surname" value="BONNER"/>
<interp inst="def1-520-18800524" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BONNER</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-520-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-520-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-520-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing two saws and a knife, the goods of
<persName id="t18800524-name-138" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-138" type="surname" value="THORN"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-520-offence-1 t18800524-name-138"/>William Thorn</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ISAACSO</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-139" type="surname" value="THOR"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-139" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOR</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, and live at the Green, New Ealing—on 20th April I was at work at Craven Gardens, Acton Road, Ealing—I left work about 5.30 p.m.—I left my tools in a temporary workshop at No. 10—it was a butler's pantry—I locked the door and put the key in my pocket—on the 21st I went to work at 6 p.m.—I found the doors forced open; two saws and a knife were missing—I saw them next at Ealing Police-station at 10 o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-140" type="surname" value="CAPE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-140" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CAPE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer at Ealing—on the 20th I went back to the shop after leaving it, to see if the premises were all right—it was about 8 o'clock—I saw that the staple was off the door—on the 21st I found two saws under a hedge about 50 yards from the workshop—I took them to the police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-141" type="surname" value="SHRIMPTO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHRIMPTO</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 21). On 20th April I went to this workshed with Capel—I found the door broken open—a basket of tools was packed ready for removal—I afterwards searched the prisoner and found this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in his left-hand trousers pocket—he said, in answer to the charge, "I took the knife, but know nothing about the saw."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I picked that knife up in the road opposite a new building.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-142" type="surname" value="THOR"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOR</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is my knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-520-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-520-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-520-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-521">
<interp inst="t18800524-521" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-521" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-521-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-521-18800524 t18800524-521-offence-1 t18800524-521-verdict-1"/>
<p>521.
<persName id="def1-521-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-521-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-521-18800524" type="surname" value="BONNER"/>
<interp inst="def1-521-18800524" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BONNER</hi> </persName> was again indicted
<rs id="t18800524-521-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-521-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-521-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> for stealing a cart of
<persName id="t18800524-name-144" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-144" type="surname" value="BONNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-144" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-521-offence-1 t18800524-name-144"/>George Bonnett</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ISAACSO</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-145" type="surname" value="BONNET"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BONNET</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer at Acton—I had a pony and cart which I kept at the Orange Tree beershop—I missed it on 11th March, about 6.30 am.—I gave information at the police-station—I next saw it on 16th, about two miles this side of Uxbridge—Mr. Smith had it with his own pony—I recognised it as mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-146" type="surname" value="SMIT"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMIT</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer of Acton—on the 16th March I went to Uxbridge to fetch my pony, harness, and cart back from the police—I saw Mr. Bonnett's cart and fetched it away with my own.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-147" type="surname" value="FARNHA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-147" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM FARNHA</persName> </hi>. I am a coal-heaver at Uxbridge—on 11th of March, a little before 8 a.m., I saw a pony and cart, and the prisoner stand
<lb/>ing by it—it was a cream-coloured pony, and a green painted cart—the name had been scratched out, so that I could not see what letters had been there</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240030"/>
<p>—mud was rubbed into it—I have not the slightest doubt the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-148" type="surname" value="TICKLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-148" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TICKLIN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 65). On Thursday, 16th of March, I found a cream-coloured pony in a cart, grazing in a lane on the side of the railway—the cart was painted a dark green, with red wheels—I took posses
<lb/>sion of it and telegraphed to Uxbridge—I had previously received a descrip. tionof it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-521-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-521-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-521-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-522">
<interp inst="t18800524-522" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-522" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-522-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-522-18800524 t18800524-522-offence-1 t18800524-522-verdict-1"/>
<p>522.
<persName id="def1-522-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-522-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-522-18800524" type="surname" value="BONNER"/>
<interp inst="def1-522-18800524" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BONNER</hi> </persName> was again indicted
<rs id="t18800524-522-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-522-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-522-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>for stealing a mare, the goods of
<persName id="t18800524-name-150" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-150" type="surname" value="WALLACE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-522-offence-1 t18800524-name-150"/>William Wallace</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ISAACSO</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-151" type="surname" value="WALLAC"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALLAC</persName> </hi>. I am a chimney-sweep at Ealing—on the 13th April I turned my mare out on the common with two other horses about 6 a.m—at 8 o'clock the boys went to fetch them home—the prisoner helped the boys catch the ponies—I next saw the mare at 4 p.m., and went to fetch her at 7 p.m.—she was not there—I next saw her the following Monday, and fetched her onted to put it in the saln Tuesday from Uxbridge—she was numbered as Lot 100 for sale—I know the prisoner by sight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-152" type="surname" value="BLOWER"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-152" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BLOWER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Norman, an auctioneer, at Uxbridge—on 15th April the prisoner brought a horse—he said it had been his father's, and he wae yard—the reserve price was to be 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he had been to our office once previously—we made an entry in our books, and told him to take it down to the sale yard—he said it was already there, and that he had brought it with him—I had never seen the prisoner before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-153" type="surname" value="BERRINGE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-153" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BERRINGE</persName> </hi>. I am 14 years of age—I live at the Little Wonder Public-house, Ealing—I am a porter at Mr. Norman's at Uxbridge—a market gardener—on 15th April the prisoner helped me and another lad catch two horses—I saw no more of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-154" type="surname" value="SPRINGAL"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-154" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SPRINGAL</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Mr. Norman's at Uxbridze—on 15th April I saw the prisoner in the yard—he brought the mare into the stable—I asked him if it was for sale—he said, "Yes"—I asked him whose it was—he said it was his mother's—I told him to go to the office and book it—he went.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> When I helped the boys catch the ponies, I walked straight away through Ealing How could I take a pony when I have no
<lb/>thing but what I stand up in? I was walking from London, and going into the country. I never told the witness it belonged to my mother.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-522-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-522-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-522-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. to a previous conviction.—.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-522-punishment-29" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-522-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-522-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-522-18800524 t18800524-522-punishment-29"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-523">
<interp inst="t18800524-523" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-523" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-523-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-523-18800524 t18800524-523-offence-1 t18800524-523-verdict-1"/>
<p>523.
<persName id="def1-523-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-523-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-523-18800524" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-523-18800524" type="surname" value="HYAMS"/>
<interp inst="def1-523-18800524" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HYAMS</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-523-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-523-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-523-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, stealing two chains from the person of
<persName id="t18800524-name-156" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-156" type="surname" value="GASKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-156" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-523-offence-1 t18800524-name-156"/>samuel Gaskin.</persName> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EILLA</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-157" type="surname" value="GASKI"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-157" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GASKI</persName> </hi>. I am a reader, and live at 138, Blackfriars Road—on Sunday, 25th April, I was in the Strand, on the north side, and sow towards Temple Bar—I saw the prisoner standing under a lamp-post—he came roughly and closely to my person, and placed his hand on my watch-guard—he tore away my chain with an instrument or something—he ran up Burleigh Street—I followed him closely—he eluded me at the top of the street—I went to Bow Street and gave a description of him—I am certain the prisoner is the man.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240031"/>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was always certain—it was about 9 p.m.—I recognised him when he was running.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He turned round when I was pursuing him, and I noticed a dark mark half way down his cheek—there was plenty of light John Pitman (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi>). I received information from Gaskin—I took the prisoner into custody on the 3rd May, in the Tottenham Court Road—he was placed with others and identified by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When arrested, he said, "What is it about"—I said, "It is about a lady and her purse in Endell Street"—he said, "All right, I can stand to it," and went quietly with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-523-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-523-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-523-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-524">
<interp inst="t18800524-524" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-524" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-524-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-524-18800524 t18800524-524-offence-1 t18800524-524-verdict-1"/>
<p>524. The said
<persName id="def1-524-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-524-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-524-18800524" type="surname" value="HYAMS"/>
<interp inst="def1-524-18800524" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HYAMS</hi> </persName> was again indicted
<rs id="t18800524-524-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-524-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-524-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/> for a robbery on
<persName id="t18800524-name-159" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-159" type="surname" value="BLACK"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-159" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-524-offence-1 t18800524-name-159"/>Robert Black</persName>, and stealing his watch and part of his chain.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-160" type="surname" value="BLAC"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-160" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BLAC</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, Duke Street, Bloomsbury—I am a printer—on 17th April, about 11.20, I was in St. Giles's Street, Bloomsbury, going home—I had crossed Broad Street and was going into the Dials—the prisoner came against me with great violence—he put his hand in my waistcoat pocket—we struggled—he snatched the watch from the chain and ran away as fast as he could—I followed—there were two confederates—one of them said "What has this man done to you?" and without wait
<lb/>ing for a reply threw me into a doorway—I attempted to follow again—I was not able to seize the other man—when I recovered I found my gold watch and part of my chain were gone—I went to the police-station and gave information and a description of the prisoner—I afterwards identified him from about 12 others at Bow Street—I have no doubt about him—there was a good light—he placed his face close to mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could recognise the other two men—in identifying the prisoner I used the hesitation of caution, because I might deprive a fellow-creature of his liberty—there was not a man like the prisoner—I am saying this with equal caution.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-161" type="surname" value="PITMA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PITMA</persName> </hi>. I was at the station when the prosecutor identified the. prisoner—there was a slight pause.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Crow-examined</hi>, There was another man like the prisoner—I knew him—I arrested the prisoner on the description of Mr. Gaskin, Mr. Black, and a lady.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> About seven men were taken from the street—they were not identified.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-524-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-524-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-524-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-524-punishment-30" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-524-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-524-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-524-18800524 t18800524-524-punishment-30"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Baron Huddleston.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-525">
<interp inst="t18800524-525" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-525" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-525-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-525-18800524 t18800524-525-offence-1 t18800524-525-verdict-1"/>
<p>525.
<persName id="def1-525-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-525-18800524" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-525-18800524" type="age" value="25"/>
<interp inst="def1-525-18800524" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="def1-525-18800524" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIET WATTS</hi> (25)</persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18800524-525-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-525-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-525-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="infanticide"/>for feloniously killing and slaying her new-born child. She was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisi
<lb/>tion with the wilful murder of the said child.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLB</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-525-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-525-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-525-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-526">
<interp inst="t18800524-526" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-526" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-526-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-526-18800524 t18800524-526-offence-1 t18800524-526-verdict-1"/>
<p>526.
<persName id="def1-526-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-526-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-526-18800524" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def1-526-18800524" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-526-18800524" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY MORGAN</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-526-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-526-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-526-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, Feloniously setting fire to certain wood, paper, and shavings in a building belonging to
<persName id="t18800524-name-164" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-164" type="surname" value="HOWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-526-offence-1 t18800524-name-164"/>William Howard</persName>, with intent to injure.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. B. KELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-165" type="surname" value="SMIT"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-165" type="given" value="TERENCE"/>TERENCE SMIT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 45). About 1.12 in the morning of 5th</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240032"/>
<p>May I was on duty in Great Russell Street, about 12 yards from No. 22 I saw the area grating rise up, and the prisoner jumped up from it and commenced running at a very rapid pace—he must have seen me—I gave chase, halloing "Stop thief!"—a gentleman took up the chase—we over took him—I said to him "You will have to come back with me to the house I saw you leave"—he said nothing till we got back to the house—I stood on the grating and looked down and saw smoke and flame in the basement—I said to the prisoner "You have set the premises on fire"—he said "I suppose it will be hot for me to-morrow morning"—I gave the alarm of fire—constables immediately came up and set to work and extin
<lb/>guished the fire—the prisoner seemed very excited—he was perfectly sober—I took him to the-station, and then returned to the house—I found two constables there, and a fire in the cellar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-166" type="surname" value="FELLOWE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-166" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FELLOWE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 174). I was called to the house, 22, Great Russell Street, on the morning of 5th May by the last witness—I found the grating closed, but unfastened—I raised it and dropped down—the kitchen door was about two inches open—I looked in and saw wood and shavings lying on the floor in three different places—the place was full of smoke—there was a space between the first and second fires of about two yards' and half, and between the other two about a yard and a half—I observed papers and boxes about all over the kitchen—I closed the door and called for water, which was handed to me by another constable and the neighbours, and after about 10 or 12 minutes I succeeded in extinguishing the fire until the arrival of the fire brigade, and I left it in charge of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-167" type="surname" value="CHAPPEL"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-167" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN CHAPPEL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). I was in charge of the police-station in Tottenham Court Road on the morning of the 5th May, when the prisoner was brought there—he had no hat or cap on—I searched him and found this cap in his pocket—I then went to the prosecutor's house and went down into the area—I there saw one of the firemen take this hat from some rubbish in the area—I took it to the station and said to the prisoner "This hat has been found where the fire is"—he said "It is mine"—I handed it to him, and he put it on—I said "How do you know it is yours"—he said "I know it by the lining "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-168" type="surname" value="HOWAR"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOWAR</persName> </hi>. I am a brushmaker and a maker of satin store decorations, of 22, Great Russell Street—the prisoner was in my employ
<lb/>ment for about two months up to the Saturday when he left of his own accord—this fire occurred on the Tuesday following his leaving on the previous Saturday—the front basement is used by me as a workshop—it contained dyes and cutting machines—I and my wife were at the premises up to 8.30 on the night of the fourth—we went through the premises from top to bottom and the last thing we turned off the gas, and it was perfectly safe—we left no light in the kitchen—the grating in the pavement was not left open as it was fastened with a ring and a long chain that goes through a staple underneath into the front vault, and there it was fastened with a cord twice over—it could not be opened from the outside without con
<lb/>siderable force—it was fastened that night—there were shavings and cutt
<lb/>ings in a bag and some about the floor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-169" type="surname" value="HOWAR"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-169" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOWAR</persName> </hi>. I am a fireman in charge of the Holborn Station—I went to these premises about 25 minutes past 1 on the morning of the 5th—the fire was not out when I arrived—I found in the workshop a large bag of paper cuttings on fire at the back part of the front basement, used as</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240033"/>
<p>a workshop—I afterwards examined the place—the fire had no doubt broken out either in the bag of shavings, or close outside it by the bench—the fire was what I called darkened down when I got there—the constables had been putting 60 or 70 pails of water previous to my arriving.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was going down Great Russell Street about a quarter to 1; I saw the area of 22 wide open, and seeing a light there I went on my hands and knees and halloaed down; receiving no reply, and hearing a crackling of wood, I jumped down the area and pushed open the glass door. I saw a lot of shavings on the floor all alight. I jumped up again as fast as I could, and my hat fell off into the area. I jumped up into the area with the intention of running for a fire engine. I was stopped by a gentleman getting out of a cab, and Police Constable 45 came and charged me. I know nothing about how it came alight".</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> What I said in my statement is perfectly true—I was perfectly dumb at seeing the fire—I went down seeing the light; I was certainly unlawfully on the premises at the time, but I don't see why I should be found guilty of setting fire to it—the shavings might have been kindling there for hours, and there might have been a gust of wind did it—it is rather an awkward position to be placed in—the policeman was 150 yards from me when I came up: I did not see him—it was not him that caught me, but the gentleman—the policeman said the gentleman would have to come up in the morning, and what I said was "I dare say you will make up a nice case for me in the morning;" that was all I said.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-526-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-526-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-526-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18800524-526-punishment-31" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-526-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-526-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-526-18800524 t18800524-526-punishment-31"/>Seven years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-527">
<interp inst="t18800524-527" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-527" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-527-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-527-18800524 t18800524-527-offence-1 t18800524-527-verdict-1"/>
<p>527.
<persName id="def1-527-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-527-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-527-18800524" type="age" value="19"/>
<interp inst="def1-527-18800524" type="surname" value="THICKENER"/>
<interp inst="def1-527-18800524" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD THICKENER</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-527-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-527-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-527-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>, Feloniously killing and slaying
<persName id="t18800524-name-171" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-171" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-527-offence-1 t18800524-name-171"/>William Martin</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CUNNINGHA</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTO</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-172" type="surname" value="PAYN"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PAYN</persName> </hi>. I was potman at the Cock public-house, in the High Road, Kilburn, on 20th March—on that night the deceased Martin was in the house—between 10 and 11 the prisoner and a friend came in and called for a pot of four ale, they put down 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each, and a navvy who was with the deceased snatched the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the prisoner; the prisoner asked him for it, and he rushed at the prisoner, hit him and knocked him down, and tore his trousers—after the prisoner got up Martin caught hold of the prisoner and shook him, and hit him twice, and he said three or four times "If you touch the navvy I will knock your b—eye out"—the landlord came into the bar at the time he was making use of this language, and he got over the counter and put Martin and the navvy outside the house, and told me to stop at the door and not let them come in again—Martin fell on the pave
<lb/>ment as he went out; I don't think he hit his head—as I was standing outside, I heard some of the persons who were standing round me say some
<lb/>thing about the man being knocked down; I did not see what took place outside—I saw the deceased lying down—he did not get back his 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-173" type="surname" value="CALVE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK CALVE</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Cock Taveru, Kilburn—on the night of 20th March my attention was called to the row and I turned out the deceased and the navvy who was with him—I don't think the deceased was drunk, he did not appear so—in putting him out he caught hold of the door, and when I disengaged his hands he fell down on his behind on the stones—I distinctly noticed that his head did not strike the stones; I saw him get up again.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240034"/>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am positive his head did not strike the stones; he fell towards the kerb—there was a space between the kerb and the roadway—I turned Martin out for being disorderly and threatening to strike the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-174" type="surname" value="SPERRIN"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SPERRIN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer and live at 4, Rupert Road, Kilburn—I was in the Cock public-house between 10 and 11 on the night of 12th March, with the deceased and another man, having a drop of beet—the prisoner came in and was there a few minutes—he said he had twopena—I saw the deceased go up to him and shake him, and say if he hit his mate he would hit him—I did not see him strike the prisoner—the landlord came over the bar and put out the'deceased and the other man—I stopped in the house—I did not see what occurred outside—I saw the deceased fall at the I door and get up again—I did not see whether his head came against the stones.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-175" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-175" type="surname" value="STREETER"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-175" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN STREETER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Streeter, painter and grainer, of 12, Victoria Place, Kilburn—I was standing ouside the Cock public-house on the night of 20th March, shortly before 11 o'clock, and saw the deceased turned out by the landlord, and saw him fall backwards just out
<lb/>side the door, on the pavement; he did not hit his head, he fell in a sitting position—he got up and stood opposite the public-house—the prisoner went up to him and hit him with his fist and said, "You old b——, take that," and the deceased fell on his head—I saw him on his back, and blood coming from the back of his head—the prisoner looked at him and then ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had gone for my supper beer; I met a friend and was speaking to her—I was about 4 feet from the deceased when he was turned out—I can pledge my oath that he did not strike his head against the pavement; he did strike his head against the stones when he was struck by the prisoner; he was left there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-176" type="surname" value="COP"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-176" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM COP</persName> </hi>. I am a decorator, of 174, Carlton Road—I was standing outside the Cock and saw the prisoner strike the deceased; he fell, the prisoner ran away, I went after him, a constable came up, and he was captured.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-177" type="surname" value="HAYTE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAYTE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 438). I followed the prisoner and took him; he said he had struck the man in self-defence—he was sober—I saw the deceased—I could not say whether he was sober or drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-178" type="surname" value="CLEAR"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-178" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CLEAR</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 329). I was coming past the Cock and saw a crowd, and the deceased lying on his back bleeding from the nose and back of his head—I sent for a doctor and he was removed to the hos
<lb/>pital—his wound was dressed, and I then took him back to the station, where he was charged with being drunk—he was subsequently discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-179" type="surname" value="GWILLI"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-179" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD GWILLI</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—I attended to the deceased there on the night of the 20th March—I found a scalp wound at the back of the head, about an inch long, rather to the left side; he did not appear to be seriously injured; he was conscious; he gave his name and address—I dressed his wound, and he went away with the constable—his nose had been bleeding, and his upper lip was slightly puffed and swollen—he was admitted to the hospital on the following Wednesday, four days afterwards—he remained till his death, on the 23rd April—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—I found a fracture of the skull on the left side, just below where the wound was—there was no injury to the brain on that side, but on the under surface of the brain, on the right side, there was a laceration of the brain-substance—the fracture might have been caused</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240035"/>
<p>by a fall on stones—he died from exhaustion consequent upon the injury to the brain—that injury was causod by the blow on the head.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18800524-527-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-527-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-527-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-528">
<interp inst="t18800524-528" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-528" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-528-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-528-18800524 t18800524-528-offence-1 t18800524-528-verdict-1"/>
<p>528.
<persName id="def1-528-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-528-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-528-18800524" type="age" value="33"/>
<interp inst="def1-528-18800524" type="surname" value="GRAND"/>
<interp inst="def1-528-18800524" type="given" value="DANIEL LE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL LE GRAND</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18800524-528-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-528-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-528-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery on
<persName id="t18800524-name-181" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-181" type="surname" value="MARTINOLI"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-181" type="given" value="JEAN BAPTISTE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-528-offence-1 t18800524-name-181"/>Jean Baptiste Martinoli</persName>, and stealing a chain, a seal, and three keys, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner declined to speak or to plead, and a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf by the Court.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<persName id="t18800524-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-182" type="surname" value="MARTINOLI"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-182" type="given" value="JEAN BAPTISTE"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JEAN BAPTISTE MARTINOL</hi> </persName>. I live at 35, Brewer Street—on 21st April, about 10.30 a.m., the prisoner came into my house and said "I must kill you," and struck me on the head with a little instrument, knocked me down, and' ran away with my chain, seals, and locket—I put my hand on my watch, the chain broke, and he did not get it—I knew him before; he came to me for assistance three months before, and I allowed him to stay in my house out of charity—I have seen him five or six times, and I believe him to be sane—he told me that he was perfectly sane, but that he was quite capable of feigning insanity.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-183" type="surname" value="GREENHA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-183" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GREENHA</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Chief Inspector</hi>). On 25th April, about 2.45 p.m., I went to 105, Long Acre and saw the prisoner—he recognised me and said "Mr. Greenham, how do you do? you want me"—I said "Yes, I shall take you in charge for assaulting Dr. Martinoli and stealing his chain, and seals, and keys"—he said "I had a perfect right to them, because he owed ine money"—I took him in custody.; we walked out of the public-house together, and when we got into I he'street he ran away—I ran after him; he was stopped—I took him to the station, and found three keys, a seal, and a locket, which Dr. Martinoli identifies—I knew him before, having had him in custody several times—he appeared to understand me, and perfectly sensible.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-184" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-184" type="surname" value="HA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-184" type="given" value="LILY"/>LILY HA</persName> </hi>. I live with Dr. Martinoli—on 21st April, when the prisoner came in in the morning, I noticed that he looked strange and asked him where he had been—I told the doctor that he was downstairs, and he told me to say that if he did not go out with kindness he would go with force—he walked about and said "I will strike him dead," but he was not in his senses; I mean he was not sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-185" type="surname" value="GIBSO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-185" type="given" value="JOHN ROWLAND"/>JOHN ROWLAND GIBSO</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to Her Majesty's Gaol of New-gate, and have been so 25 years—I have had a very large experience in cases of insanity—on 12th May my attention was called to the prisoner in Newgate, specially to understand the state of his mind—he would some
<lb/>times converse and sometimes not—I am of opinion that he is acting, that his conduct is assumed, that it is not real—he seemed to understand, but he did not answer or talk in a silly way—he conformed to the rules of the gaol—I have had a great many cases of persons feigning insanity, it is one of my greatest troubles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUR</hi>. I cannot say that he is sane, but his conduct is not that of an insane man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. SHEPHER</hi>., MD. The prisoner was confined in Colney Hatch, and was under my care there—he escaped twice; he came there from one of</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240036"/>
<p>the prisons, I think—he was insane while under my care—I saw him a the police-court on 11th May, and am of opinion that he is insane still—I do not think he knows the nature of the act he is committing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-186" type="surname" value="CARPENTE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CARPENTE</persName> </hi>., M.D. I have known the prisoner since he was detained in the House of Detention—I am the surgeon there, and had him 16 days under my observation while he was charged with this offence—I saw him from day to day, and I think he is decidedly insane—I have known persons who feigned insanity, but he carried it on during the whole time he was in the prison; his manner and demeanour lead me to the conclusion that he is insane—I think ho knew what he was about when he took the man's watch and chain and struck him; I do not think he was so insane as not to know the nature and quality of the act, but he is under hallucinations; he said that he saw figures at the window, and jumped up—I got the warder to watch him through a little hole, and he was always at that work.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-187" type="surname" value="SMIT"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-187" type="given" value="SIDNEY ROBERT"/>SIDNEY ROBERT SMIT</persName> </hi>. I am Governor of Newgate, and was Assistant Governor for a number of years—I have have had great experience as to the state of prisoners' minds; I have watched the prisoner with a view of forming an opinion as to the state of his mind—he has been under my care since 12th May, and I have seen him daily, and my impression is that he it sane, and knows perfectly well what he is about—I think he is acting.</p>
<p>
<rs id="t18800524-528-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-528-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-528-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="nonComposMentis"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>. on the ground of insanity.</rs>
<rs id="t18800524-528-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-528-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-528-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="insanity"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-528-18800524 t18800524-528-punishment-32"/>To be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure.</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18800524-529">
<interp inst="t18800524-529" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18800524"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-529" type="date" value="18800524"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-529-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-529-18800524 t18800524-529-offence-1 t18800524-529-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18800524-529-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-529-18800524 t18800524-529-offence-1 t18800524-529-verdict-1"/>
<p>529.
<persName id="def1-529-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-529-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-529-18800524" type="age" value="27"/>
<interp inst="def1-529-18800524" type="surname" value="FOGHILL"/>
<interp inst="def1-529-18800524" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK FOGHILL</hi> (27)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-529-18800524" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-529-18800524" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-529-18800524" type="surname" value="HUDSON"/>
<interp inst="def2-529-18800524" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY HUDSON</hi> </persName>,
<rs id="t18800524-529-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18800524-529-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-529-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>Stealing two portmanteaus and a wooden box, a quantity of linen, and other property of
<persName id="t18800524-name-190" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-190" type="surname" value="LAWRENCE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-190" type="given" value="EDWARD EFFINGHAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800524-529-offence-1 t18800524-name-190"/>Edward Effingham Lawrence</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND, GRAI</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RAVE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MORIC</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Foghill; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCEL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Hudson.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-191" type="surname" value="LAWRENC"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-191" type="given" value="EDWARD EFFINGHAM"/>EDWARD EFFINGHAM LAWRENC</persName> </hi>. I am a stockbroker, of 3, Craven Street, Strand—my chambers are on the third floor; two rooms—I shall have been there 14 years in August—I had two portmanteaus in the office, one was full of my property, linen and wearing apparel, the other was empty—the door was locked—the key was usually kept in my room on the mantelpiece—I was in the room about three weeks previous to the 19th of March, and saw the portmanteau there, but did not open them—the contents were worth about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I also had some black boxes in the attic containing household linen to the value of 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on Friday, the 19th March, in consequence of what the housekeeper said to me, I went to the attic, about 7 p.m.; I found the two portmanteaus had been taken, away as well as a portion of the contents of one of the boxes, and the whole of the contents of the other—both boxes were burst open—the attic door was unlocked and opened—I also had a packing-case on the third-floor, on the landing outside my room—it contained cotta ornaments and other articles to the value of 20/.; that was gone—I saw it safe on the landing that morning; it had been there a Jong time—I had packed it myself—I left the house that morning about 10.30—I locked my rooms, and took the key, so that the key of the attic was locked my room—the housekeeper has also a key to my room—my total loss was</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240037"/>
<p>about 43
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I know Foghill by sight as occupying a room on the second floor—the door of the house was open during the day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORIC</hi>. No one has a key to my rooms but the housekeeper and myself—the housekeeper came for me at my club, and I went immediately—the door had been opened by a key in the ordinary way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-192" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-192" type="surname" value="WRIGH"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-192" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA WRIGH</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at No. 3, Craven Street, Strand—I-am the wife of John Wright—Foghill occupied two rooms on the second floor for about five months—he was a general merchant—Mr. Lawrence had rooms on the third floor, also property locked up in the attic—on 19th March I saw the packing-case on the third-floor lobby, about 3.45—it was in its usual place—I also saw the portmanteaus and the black boxes safe that afternoon—I went through the attic to shake some carpets—I took the key from Mr. Lawrence's room—I locked the door of the attic, and took the key back—I first missed the case from the landing about 5.30—in the meantime I had been down in the basement doing my work—my own rooms are downstairs—I noticed that a carpet broom which I had left on the stairs above Mr. Lawrence's room had been removed; I then tried the attic door, and found it unlocked; I went in; I missed the portmanteaus, and saw that the boxes had been forced open—I had not seen the prisoner that day—he came to his rooms at all hours—he had no usual hour—I went in his room as I came downstairs at 3.45—his letters were then on the table unopened, and as I had placed them in the morning—when I missed the things I again went into his room—one of the letters had gone—I saw a key hang
<lb/>ing in the prisoner's room by the cupboard—I did not know whose key it was; I afterwards tried it to the attic door; it would lock and! unlock it—the attic was not occupied—I had an empty box in it—I had seen the key hanging in the prisoner's room nearly as long as he had been there—I had not delivered it to him—I cannot explain how the things were taken away—I could hear in my rooms downstairs, people going up and down—I assumed they were going to the offices—the case was about 1 1/2 feet by 1 foot in size—I do not think one person could carry it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCEL</hi>. I was not out of the house at all—I looked at the time—I said at the police-court I saw the things at 4 o'clock—I mean from 3.45 up to 4 o'clock; I can pledge myself to the time, because at 3.45 I had two flights of stairs to clean, and I was on the stairs till 4 o'clock—no one passed me when I was on the stairs—it was 4 o'clock when I was down in the kitchen—I saw them safe before I began to clean the stairs—I had seen a japanned deed box in Foghill's room on the Thursday, and I think on the Friday—it was not there on Saturday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-193" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-193" type="surname" value="CHAMBERLAI"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-193" type="given" value="EVA"/>EVA CHAMBERLAI</persName> </hi>. I live at 43, Craven Street, Strand—I am employed there—it is nearly opposite No. 3—on the afternoon of Friday the 19th March, I was looking out of the third-floor window at 4.45; I saw a pony and trap at No. 3, a man was sitting in it—I then saw Foghill, with the assistance of Hudson, bring out a packing-case; it was put into the trap, and the man in the trap drove away at a walking pace towards the Embank
<lb/>ment—I have seen Foghill go in at No. 3—I am sure he was one of the men—the prisoners were dressed in the ordinary way—Foghill walked in an opposite direction to what the trap was going—Hudson seemed to be getting into the trap, but I could not say he got it—I know what a deed-box is—it was not a deed-box—I could see that the packing-case must be resting on something in the trap, but what it was I do not know—I called it a red horse; the trap was polished, not painted—it was a small trap, a kind of dog trap—the case was</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240038"/>
<p>put in at the back—when I went out in the evening I had some conversation with Mrs. Wright—I next saw Foghill on Saturday the 20th at Bow Street; I saw Hudson the same Saturday evening at Bow Street, about 9 o'clock—he was placed with others—I did not recognise him—it was a very bad light—when I afterwards saw him in the charge room I said I thought he was the man—I saw him again on Good Friday at Bow Street at 1 o'clock in the day—I recognised him then as the man I had described—I must say I have a slight doubt, but to the best of my belief he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCEL</hi>. The trap was in my sight about three minutes—the box I saw removed was a dirty white deal box—I had never been into the offices at No. 3—I did not say, "There is no man among then I know," nor words to that effect—I said, pointing to Hudson, "This is the man who resembles the man that assisted Foghill more than any man, but I cannot swear to him"—the positions of the men were altered, and thet were ordered to take off their hats, but I was still in doubt—Hudson was discharged—I was more positive when I saw him on the Good Friday-Fuller and a messenger identified him; I do not know the messenger's name—I had not seen Hudson before he assisted Foghill—I only saw one box brought out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-194" type="surname" value="FULLE"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-194" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FULLE</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed messenger—I live at No. 3, Clare Court—on Friday, 19th March, I was in Craven Street, Strand, between 5.30 and 6 p.m.—I was close against the vehicle—it was a sort of chaise or dog
<lb/>cart—it was opposite No. 3; I saw it drive up—three people were in it—I next saw Foghill go into the house and bring out two portmanteaus—one of the men went with him, and one remained in the trap—the man also helped him out with a packing-case—Foghill put the portmanteaus in the trap-some one helped Foghill put the packing-case in the trap—Foghill threw the portmanteaus over the side—the packing-case was put in at the tail—pony was in the dog-cart—it drove off—Foghill and another man was in it—I only recognised Foghill—I do not know which way the man went who remained—when they came I thought I heard the clock strike half-past fire—I knew Foghill by sight from his going into No. 3—I had seen him do so several times—I have no doubt he is the man—I did not recognise Hudson—I heard of the loss the same night—I saw Foghill the next morn
<lb/>ing at the police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCEL</hi>. There was no other messenger in the street—William Gates was there—if I said the trap drove up at 4.451 might have made a mistake; I would not pledge myself as to the time—I picked out an old man very dark and grey, for Hudson—Gates was at the station; he picked out another man—all the while Hudson was unrecognised—Gates was not called at the police-court—one of the men picked out was a policeman—Hudson was very indignant at the charge; he would not go away they had to turn him out of the station—the vehicle went towards the Strand—I had not been drinking that day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-195" type="surname" value="FORDHA"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-195" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN FORDHA</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). On Saturday, 20th March, I went to No. 3, Craven Street, between 10 and 11 a.m—on the second floor I saw Foghill in his office—I said, "Is your name Foghill?"—he said "Yes"—I said, "Were you here yesterday afternoon 1"—he said "Yes"—that would be on Friday—he said, "I was here with my friend, a gentleman named Hudson; why do you ask these questions?"—I said, "I am a detective sergeant; I shall apprehend you for stealing two portmanteaus and a box</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240039"/>
<p>I belonging to Mr. Lawrence, on the third floor"—he said, "I took a deed box I away from here yesterday afternoon; I do not know anything about any I portmanteaus or any other boxes"—he asked me what sort of a box it was I that was taken—I said, "It was a largish one I believe"—he said, "It was only a small deed box; I took it round to my solicitor in Long Acre, and then I went to Brixton"—I took him to the station—a key was produced I in Court which Mrs. "Wright found in his room in my presence—we went up to the third floor, and she unlocked the door with it—this was after the prisoner was taken into custody—the boxes in the room were disturbed and empty; they had been forced open—at the station the prisoner was placed with seven or eight others and identified—I found upon him pawn-tickets for a diamond ring and other articles, but nothing relating to Mr. Lawrence—I apprehended Hudson the same evening at No. 6, Grosvenor Park, Cam
<lb/>berwell—I said, "Is your name Henry Hudson?"—he said, "Yes, what is it you want?"—I said, "Were you with a man named Foghill at No. 3, Craven Street, Strand, yesterday afternoon?"—he said, "Yes, I was there about 5 o'clock"—I said, "Are you sure about the time?"—he said, "Yes, I am sure it was about 5; Foghill met me in the Kennington Road with his trap; he asked me to go for a ride with him to his office to get some letters"—I said, "I shall take you into custody for being concerned with Foghill in stealing two portmanteaus and a box from No. 3, Craven Street, Strand, the property of Captain Lawrence n—he said, "We took no boxes from there, only a deed-box and some letters; we went to Long Acre to my solicitor and left the box, and then went over to the Beresford Arms, Cam
<lb/>berwell"—I took him to Bow Street—he was put with others and seen by Chamberlain—she was not sure about the man, but said he looked more like the man than any of the others—he was told he might go—I again apprehended him on the 26th in Camberwell Road near where he lived—I charged him—he said, "I cannot understand why I should be taken twice; I know nothing about the box; the only box I took away was a deed-box; from what I can remember it was not as late as 5 o'clock when I was there—the other day, it was earlier, it could not have been above 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I took him to Bow Street—he was placed with seven or eight others, and identified by Chamberlain; she had no doubt that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCEL</hi>. I mentioned at the police-court that Hudson said he was quite sure it was 5 o'clock—when Hudson was told to go he created a little disturbance—he was the worse for drink when I took him—he asked me for Captain Lawrence's name and address—he said he would make somebody answer for it—Grates picked out another man, but it was not a policeman—Fuller did not pick out a fat, dark, grey man—I do not know what he has said here—Chamberlain was sure Hudson was the man when she saw him on Good Friday—she saw him in the dock and before that—I have made inquiries about Hudson; he has always borne a good character—he asked me to go and see the trap—I saw the trap some days afterwards; he said it was the one he had out on that day—Hudson said he had been fighting an action in the County Court on that day, and he met Foghill in a trap, who took him for a drive.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLY</hi>. I did not make a note of my conversa
<lb/>tion with Foghill—he mentioned Hudson as his friend—the trap I saw had a dark-blue body—there is no room in it for three boxes—I did not see the colour of the horse—I do not know whether Hudson sent a written state
<lb/>ment to the Treasury.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188005240040"/>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw the trap with a blue body about 10 days afterwaiii—Mr. Watson is a friend of Hudson's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Foghill.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-196" type="surname" value="WATSO"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-196" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER WATSO</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler at the Beresford Annj, Beresford Street, Camberwell—I have carried on business there for three and a half years—I have a two-stall stable—I have known Foghill a year or 18 months—he has used a horse and trap about that time—this horse and trap were mine—I bought it of Mr. Foghill's friend, Mr. Mercer—the pony was a dark bay with black points, about 13 hands—the trap was a small dog-cart with no back seat and two wheels—it was painted a nan blue with a yellow stripe—I showed it to Fordham—Foghill had no other trap or horse on 19th March—I had lent it to him once or twice before—lie drove from my stable with it—it would not hold a champagne case—lie came back about 6 or 7 p.m. with Hudson—I have a subpoena from Bow Street—Fordham served me—I said I did not want to mix myself with police-court business.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAN</hi>. The yellow stripes were on the wheel*, and very small—I should describe it as a village cart—I bought it some time in February—I said before the Magistrate I forgot the date Foghill borrowed the trap; I fix it now because I remember it was the day before the boat race; I did not think of that before the Magistrate—I took the cart to Bow Street—Foghill is my friend—Hudson lives in Grosvenor Park—I forget when Fordham came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The lines were about an eighth of an inch on the wheels—I have not charged Foghill for the cart—it is my weakness to be generous—I heard of Foghill's arrest on the Saturday following.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-197" type="surname" value="COL"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-197" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES COL</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, and live at Brixton—I was in Foghill's service in November and December of last year—I was present when the key was picked up in Craven Street, Strand, by a lady—it was given to me or another gentleman to see if it belonged to anybody in the place—Foghill was not present when it was picked up—I took it to the office and put it on the mantelpiece—it was there all the time I was—it was an ordinary key; I cannot swear to it—it was not rusty—it was taken up once or twice in mistake, but did not fit any door in our office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAN</hi>. Mr. Goodall was with me when the key was picked up—the lady handed it to him—I have no idea what she said—I saw Mrs. Wright the next day, I believe—I did not take it back to the office till the next morning—I asked Mrs. Wright if it belonged to anybody in the house—I did not notice her answer—I told Foghill the cir
<lb/>cumstances—I do not recollect what he said—I heard Foghill was in custody—I was subpœnaed at Bow Street, but not called.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The Magistrate said he would commit Foghill, and Mr. Besley said that he would not take up any time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness in Reply.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800524-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800524-name-198" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-198" type="surname" value="WRIGH"/>
<interp inst="t18800524-name-198" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA WRIGH</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I knew Mr. Cole, who has been ex
<lb/>amined—he never showed me a key, nor said he had found one in the street—I never heard of it—there was only one key to this attic and that was in Mr. Lawrence's room—the key was on the mantelpiece first and then hung up afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLE</hi>. I did not say the key was hung up in the cupboard—it was by the cupboard.</p>
<xptr