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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>NINTH SESSION, HELD JUNE. 28TH, 1880.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City Of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, June 28th, 1880, and following days,</p>
<p>Including certain cases committed to this Court under order in Council, pursuant to the Spring Assizes Act of 1879,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY HAWKISS</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANDERSON"/>WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-3" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., sir
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>., Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-5" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., and Sir.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-7" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-8" type="given" value="SIMEON CHARLES"/>SIMEON CHARLES HADLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT NICHOLAS"/>ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-11" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-12" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WOOLLOTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY KELLY BAYLEY</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY HOMEWOOD CRAWFORD</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-13" type="given" value="ROBERT THOMAS"/>ROBERT THOMAS WRAGG</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TRUSCOTT, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they he known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED BARNARD NOBLE</hi>. (21)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>. Defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-15" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STONES</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed caiman and Custom House agent, of 4, Upper East Smithfield—I keep an account at the head office of the London and Westminster Bank—the prisoner has been in my employ as a clerk for some years—his duties were principally outdoor, collecting accounts, paying bills, etc.—he did not keep a petty cash book—he had to account for what cash he received—on 10th April I gave him notice to leave on that day fortnight—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my cheque-book—on 1st January last I commenced to draw a cheque, and put the date on the counterfoil, and then discovered that the cheque itself was missing—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—I made inquiry about it of the prisoner and my son, and looked everywhere for it without success—on Saturday, 24th April, the men were paid, and practically the work of the office was done about 8 o'clock that evening—I was only waiting to have the petty cash settled up—the prisoner said, "You need not wait for the petty cash sir, I will come in on Monday morning and settle it"—I said, "Very well," and left—I was there between 10 and 11 on Monday morning, and found the prisoner there—I said, "Alfred, will you settle up the cash)"—he said, "No, I can't now, sir, I left it in my coat at Bow (that was where he lived), but I am going home to dinner and I will bring it up in the after
<lb/>noon"—he did not do so—I understood he did call on the 27th, but I did not see him—I first saw this cheque on Thursday the 29th—the signature "Thomas Stones and Co." is not mine—it was not drawn by my authority—to the best of my belief the whole of the cheque is in the prisoner's hand
<lb/>writing, with the exception of the signature, I cannot speak to that—after I had received the cheque I sent for the prisoner's father and showed him the cheque, and also this order-book in the prisoner's handwritings which he compared, after which he made a communication to me—on the following Monday the prisoner came to the office—he said, "My father</p>
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<p>tells me that you say I have forged a cheque for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>"—I said, "I have not said you forged a cheque for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>, some one has, because 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. has been drawn out of the bank, which I did not draw a cheque for"—he said "Well, I know I have never done it"—he said he was going to Kingsclere; and he could be found there if he was wanted—he has not accounted to me for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received from Harrison and Johnson on 24th April-no such sum was entered in the book as having been received—nor 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received from Austwick and Webb, or 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from T. and D. Henry—this paying-in slip is the prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This case was heard at Guildhall three times, first before Mr. Alderman Fowler, and subsequently before Sir Thomas White, and Sir Benjamin Phillips came in afterwards and Sir Thomas White con
<lb/>ferred with him—the charge was dismissed—the counterfoils and cheques bear the same numbers—this one is No. 166,173—I did not stop the cheque at the bank—I sometimes carry a blank cheque in my pocket, and so does my son—it is part of our business to do so—I have always thought that the whole of the cheque except the signature was in the prisoner's hand
<lb/>writing—when I was first examined before the Magistrate I said the date was in the prisoner's writing—on the second occasion I said to the best of my belief the words "forty pounds" were his writing, and the figures also—I did not then include the word "self"—I wanted to get away on the Saturday evening—I said before the Magistrate that I only showed the prisoner father the date of the cheque, that was for him to compare with the writing in the book—I said to the father that I would let the matter rest for 48 hours—I did not say I would settle the matter for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said, "Will you give me 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for this cheque"—he declined to do so—my son kept the petty cash book—at times the petty cash was short—I have had to complain of it—the book is here—sometimes I filled up cheques, some
<lb/>times my son, and the prisoner—I believe my son was in the habit of carrying the petty cash about in his purse—I have heard that he was sometimes in the habit of spending the petty cash for his pleasure—I did not know it then—I know it now; he has said so—the cheque-book was kept in an open drawer in the office—there were no other clerks—there was a little lad a messenger—there were persons to clean the offices—there was always some one there—the office was never left—Mr. Johnson was not in the office at this time—he was there some part of the time with the prisoner—the prisoner was between seven and eight years in my employ—I am not prosecuting any indictment against him—I am here as a witness—I have given no authority to prosecute him for embezzlement—there was no committal by the Magistrate on any charge whatever.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have nothing to do with this prosecution—the bank are prosecuting—immediately I found this cheque was passed to my dehit I communicated with the bank authorities, and they at once took the matter in hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-16" type="given" value="THOMAS VICTOR"/>THOMAS VICTOR STONES</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness, and assist him in his business—on the afternoon of 27th April the prisoner came to the office—I spoke to him about some accounts, those of Harrison and Johnson, T. and D. Henry, and Austwick and Webb—I asked him if he knew anything about them—he said yes, he had collected them and paid them in on the 24th—I asked why they were not through the bank—I then had the pass book before me—he then said he did not pay them in</p>
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<p>on the 24th, it was the 26th—I then asked if he could explain why they were not through the bank then—he said he could not—I took down the accounts at his dictation on this paying-in slip—he then paid me the balance of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on account of petty cash—in consequence of what was said to me the pass-book was taken to the bank and it was returned to us, and I found we were credited with the 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the forged cheque was in the pocket and put to our debit—I believe the 27th April, 1880, on this cheque to be the prisoner's handwriting, also the word "self" also the word "pounds"—I cannot say as to the "forty" or the signature.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have spoken to a little more to-day than I did at the police-court—I there spoke to the date and the word "pounds—I said nothing about "self" there—I say now I believe it to be the prisoner's writing—I won't speak to the "forty"—I have sometimes been short in my petty cash, about four times—I did say I thought it was six times—I said before the Magistrate, "Sometimes I carried the petty cash about in my purse, and the prisoner has taken care of the purse for me that I should not spend it"—I was sometimes so fearful of myself that I was obliged to trust some one else with my purse—the cheque-book was kept in the office accessible to all in the office—I sometimes carried a blank cheque in my pocket, not always.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Johnson left us about two years ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-17" type="given" value="EDWABD NORMAN"/>EDWABD NORMAN DENNANT</persName> </hi>. I am a paying cashier at the London and Westminster Bank, Lothbury—on 27th April I paid this cheque with 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and 51. in silver—I should say it was paid between 3 and 4 o'clock—I cannot recognise the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-18" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CASMAN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the receiving cashiers at the head office of the London and Westminster Bank—on 27th April, between 3 and 4, I received 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver with this slip—the slip bears date 24th, but I did not notice that at the time—I placed the amount to the account of Messrs. T. Stones and Co.—I cannot recognise the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-19" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CHABOT</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in handwriting—I have had this cheque and other documents placed before me by the bank authorities for the purpose of comparison—among other things this order-book—to the best of my belief the "27th April, 1880," on the cheque, is in the same writing as that in the book—I say that the whole cheque is in the hand
<lb/>writing of one and the same person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I say that of the whole cheque, signature and ail—my belief as to handwriting has not always been right—I don't know that. I was wrong in Sir Francis Truscott's case—Mr. Netherclift and I have differed perhaps in one case out of 50—I have looked at the "f" on the top of the cheque and that in the book—they are not the same, and for a very good reason—they are written by the same person but in a different hand—the in "hundreds and these in "pounds" are as different as can he—these in "hundreds" is such ans as the defendant frequently makes—the 8 in "pounds" is the habitual 8 of the prisoner, exactly as he forms it—the handwriting of the cheque is not like the prisoner's—some of the letters are like his—the prisoner makes some letters like the prosecutor and his son, and he makes certain letters alike—with a little distinction there is a family resemblance in some of the letters, not in all—I do not think these is a letter in which there is a likeness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have taken this page in the order-book as the undoubted</p>
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<p>handwriting of the prisoner; I have also had acknowledged hand writing of the prisoner placed before me—taking the order-book as the basis, and looking at the cheque, I still say it is in the handwriting of the prisoner—I it is a very careful imitation of the prosecutor's handwriting; it has first of all been drawn in pencil, and must have been copied from a cheque written by the prosecutor—whoever wrote the cheque must have had possession of it for some time; it is a servile copy; every letter, every figure, is formed precisely in the same way as the prosecutor forms his, with perhaps one exception, the 7 in 27th April; I don't find a 7 formed in that way either by the prosecutor or his son—I find in the order-book several instances of a 7 like that, by the prisoner—then the "I" in "April," and the "d" in "pounds" has all the characteristics of the prosecutor's I and d—those are the things which lead me to give my opinion to the best of my belief—I cannot in such a case as this cheque
<hi rend="italic">give</hi> an absolute opinion that it is the prisoner's handwriting, but I give it from certain minute particulars, and from the general handwriting in this book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-20" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LAWLBY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant.</hi>) I received a warrant for the prisoner's apprehension—I went down to Kingsclere and found his there in custody—I had telegraphed to the police there—I read the warrant to him—he said "Oh, I thought that was all settled while I was in London; I know nothing about any forgery; when I get to the other end no doubt it will all be explained."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-21" type="given" value="STAKER KENDRIOK"/>STAKER KENDRIOK JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Foxberry Road, Brockley, and am manager to John Grove—I was in Mr. Stone's employ at the same time as the prisoner for about five years—I am well acquainted with his handwriting—to the best of my belief this cheque is not his writing—I saw it at Guildhall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This order-book is in his handwriting—I left Mr. Stone's about two and a half years ago, but I have had several opportuni
<lb/>ties of knowing the prisoner's writing since then; he has written to me—I see a difference in the p in April on the 15th and 19th of April in the book—there is a similarity in the p in April on the cheque to the p in April on 19th in the book; they are turned in the same way—if I was shown the word "forty," I should say it was Mr. Stone's writing—the whole cheque resembles his writing, signature and all—if it was presented to me, I should certainly say it was Mr. Stone's handwriting.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-22" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NOBLE</persName> </hi>. I am a blacksmith, and am the prisoner's brother—I am well acquainted with his handwriting—to the best of my belief this cheque is not in his handwriting—I remember on Sunday, 24th April, that my brother had a sum of money in his possession, I should think from about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw it, it was in sovereigns—as he was going upstairs to bed he showed us his purse and said "Look here, how would you like to have this lot?" and my mother said "You had better put it into my lap," and she held out her dress for it—but he kept them in the purse—my father was there, coming upstairs behind—I was already in the bedroom at the top of the landing, standing just inside the door—I saw the purse con
<lb/>taining the sovereigns, we all saw it, all that were coming upstairs, my eldest brother, and two sisters, and father and mother—my sisters are not how, nor my mother—my father is outside—I saw the gold, it was in a</p>
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<p>yellow purse; the writing in this book is my brother's—it is not like the writing on the cheque.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-23" type="given" value="JOHN NOBLE,"/>JOHN NOBLE, SEN</persName> </hi>. I am a ship's smith, and am the prisoner's father—I know his writing—to the best of
<hi rend="italic">my</hi> belief this cheque is not his writing there is a similarity in the A, and that is the only thing—Mr. Stones sent for me and showed me this cheque turned down, and said "This is a forged—cheque;" and he got down a book and pointed to it, and said "Look at that A and look at that, are they alike?"—I said "Yes"—he said "I can't afford to lose 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., if you like to give me 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the matter shall drop."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not swear to the book he placed before me; he showed mo one page—I don't believe I had the cheque in my hand—the letter A was pointed out to me, nothing more—I am not aware that I admitted that the cheque was my son's handwriting—I have not the slightest recollection of saying so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My attention was called particularly to the A in April—my son's name is Alfred—I have been in business about 23 years—my son has always borne a respectable character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Two other witnesses deposed to the prisoner's good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he gave me a shilling—I gave him a sixpence and fourpence change, and then showed the shilling to Miss John
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CKAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-44" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH LAKE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Angel public-house, "Warwick Street, Regent Street—on 5th April, between 11 and 12 o'clock, the prisoner came in with another man, and tendered a florin—I tried it with my teeth and gave it to Mr. Little, who gave it to a constable, and they were given in charge—I gave evidence against them on 6th April, and on the next Thursday they were discharged—when I said that it was bad
<hi rend="italic">one</hi> of them put down 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the liquor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-45" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HODBON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 236). I was called and took the prisoner and Richard Allen—the prisoner said that some friend gave him the florin to help him, as he had a broken hand—he gave his name David Donovan—there was no other case against them, and they were discharged on the Thursday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-46" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY SPURGEON</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Old Bound Table, St. Martin's Court—on the evening of 29th May the prisoner and two others came in, one of them asked for a pot of beer—Kieff put down a florin, and I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>, 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, change—I put it in the till, where there were only a few sixpences—my husband took it out about a minute after, showed it to me, and sent for a constable, and the three men were given in custody outside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SPURGEON</persName> </hi>. After looking in the till I served the prisoner with half an ounce of tobacco, and anticipated receiving another florin, but he paid me with 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and went away—I went out after him, and gave them all three in custody—they separated when' they saw the policeman, and Kieff remained in the court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-48" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PICKLES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>.) On 29th May I saw the prisoner and Allen and Adams in St. Martin's Court—I was in plain clothes—I spoke to Kieff and he said "Good night, Mr. Pickles"—at that moment Mr. Spurgeon came up and said "This man has passed a bad two-shilling piece in my house"—the other men ran down Castle Street, but they were brought back—Kieff said that he did not know good money from bad, and he said "You are fairly set on to me, Mr. Pickles"—he took two florins from his pocket at the station—I took them from his hand and said "One of these is bad"—he said "Well, you don't suppose I knew they were bad, or else I should not have kept them on me; I went to Epsom on Friday and they were given to me there, if I had known they were bad I should not have kept them"—the other two men were discharged by the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins uttered, and one found on the prisoner, are bad, and from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>, My hand was broken, and I had just come out of hospital, and a gentleman gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the barman said that one of them was bad—the other coin I got at Epsom, when I backed an horse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-589-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<interp inst="t18800628-590-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-51" type="given" value="FREDERICK RICHARD"/>FREDERICK RICHARD KELVIN</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist of 390, Strand—on 8th</p>
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<p>April, after 11 p.m., I served the prisoner with threepenny worth of rhubarb pills; she gave me a bad half-crown—I said "Where did you get this?"—she said "A gentleman gave it to me in the Strand, what is the matter with it, is it a bad one?"—I said "Yes"—I sent for a policeman, she en
<lb/>deavoured to leave the shop, but I detained her and gave her in charge with the coin—she was remanded and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-52" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 122). The prisoner was given into my charge—she said that a gentleman gave her the half-crown in the Strand—she handed me a purse containing a good sixpence and four pence—she was remanded till the 12th and then discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-53" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BANKS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Crown, Green Street, Leicester Square—on 24th May, a little before 10 p.m., I served the prisoner with a glass of ale—she gave me a florin—I doubled it and threw it under the counter, but gave her change—I showed it to a constable who was in the bar, and then told the prisoner it was bad, and gave her in charge—she said "Oh it is all nonsense, you cannot give me in charge"—I said "But I shall do so"—she handed a purse to the policeman—on the way to the station she had her hand clenched, and refused to open it—the constable opened it and found some money, some of which dropped on the pavement—this is the bad florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-54" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK CHITTOOK</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 99
<hi rend="italic">C.</hi>) I was in Mr. Banka's house—I have heard his evidence and confirm it—the prisoner handed me a purse con
<lb/>taining two sixpences and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I picked up two sixpences and 3½
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, and afterwards another halfpenny—she was quite sober, but she pretended to be drunk and commenced singing—I gave her the purse back and the put it in her pocket, and kept the money in her hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The half-crown and shilling are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> I gave no false address. I did get it from a gentleman, and so I did the other".</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-590-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution offered no evidence on the Inquisition; the Grand Jury had ignored the bill, and the prosecution was satisfied from inquiries that there was not sufficient evidence to support the charge.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-60" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DYSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 268). On Monday evening, 10th May, about 8.15, my attention was called by some boys to No. 20, Clarendon Street, Pimlico—it is a private house—the first floor window curtains were in a very great blaze—the street door was shut and the area gate wide open—I went down the area steps and into the house—the door below was open—I went up into the first floor front room; the door was open—I did not</p>
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<p>see any one in the house—I found the window curtains alight, and the blinds and sashes were smouldering—there was a dense volume of smoke arising from the bed, which was about four yards from the window—it was an iron bedstead without curtains—I shut the room door, and then rushed downstairs into the street—there was a large crowd of men in the street I got water, and with assistance put out the fire in about a quarter of an hour—I then examined the house; it is a six-roomed house—I think all the doors were open—I found no one in the house—there was no fire in the grate that I noticed—the gas was burning full on in the kitchen and in the hall—the firemen came when the fire was out—I reported the matter at the police-station, and Sergeant Fennessy came, and we examined the house together—I had remained in the house in the meantime—I saw nothing of the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-61" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FENNESSY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant B</hi> 2). On Monday night, 10th May, between 10 and 11, I was sent for to 20, Clarendon Street—I made a careful examination in the front room first floor—the curtains and blinds were all burnt down, two panes of glass were broken, and the frames scorched and burnt—the bedclothes were partly scorched and partly burnt—the cellar or cupboard door under the stairs in the basement was fastened with a button—I opened it and found this box containing a quantity of newspapers partly burnt, the lid was partly open; there were three other boxes there and a lot of lumber and papers smouldering—I went right through the house—the gas was burning underneath the front door steps—I found a small piece of paper smouldering on the table as if it had been lighted at the gas and thrown down—I found nothing to account for the fire—I left two men in charge of the house—I saw nothing of the prisoner till 2.30 next morning, when I saw him at the corner of Clarendon Street—I followed him to the door of No. 20—he was stopped by a policeman—I said to him "Are you Mr. Amor?"—he said "Yes; what is the matter?"—I said "Your house has been on fire, and you have been going away from the place"—he said "If anybody has been seen here, it is the man that has been taken for me before, who is very much like me; it is not me"—I called his brother-in-law, Mr. Edward Gosling, who was standing close by, and I asked him if the prisoner was Mr. Amor—he said "Yes"—I then asked the prisoner if he knew Mr. Gosling—he said "No"—I allowed the prisoner to open the front door with his latchkey, and he went down into the kitchen—I told him again that he was Been going up the area steps at 8.30 by the potman at the White House—he said "I have not been here since Saturday; I left on Saturday evening and went to Salisbury, which I can prove; if anybody has been seen here, it is another man that has been taken for me before in the streets—I then told him I would call up his next door neighbour, Mr. Atkinson, to see him as he had been seen in the neighbourhood—I sent one of the constables to call Mr. Atkinson—the prisoner got up and shut the door and said "I don't want any more witnesses, I will speak serious; the fact is I set the place on fire myself; I was in a rage at the time; I have tried to do it before"—Mr. Atkinson came in just afterwards—I then told the prisoner I would show Wm what had been on fire—he said "I don't want to see it; I know all about it, I set fire to it myself—Mr. Atkinson said he had seen him about during the day—the prisoner said nothing to that—he was taken to the station, and was there seen by Mr. Webb, the surgeon, and was sent to the</p>
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<p>workhouse—he remained there till the Wednesday morning, and next morning he was taken before the Magistrate—the prisoner had been drink
<lb/>ing; he smelt very strongly of drink—he seemed to be just recovering from the effects of drink, and he appeared to understand what I said to him—he walked steadily.</p>
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<persName id="t18800628-name-62" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-62" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS HILLYER</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the White House, in Sutherland Street, Pimlico, about 150 yards from the prisoner's house—I have known the prisoner by sight about six months, going in and out of his house and in the neighborhood—on Monday evening, 10th May, about 8.10 or 8.15, I was passing the end of Clarendon Street; my attention was attracted by the cry of fire—I looked up at the house and saw signs of fire in the first-floor front room; it was a very bright fire; the curtains were all in a blaze—I went to the front door, but could not get admission—one of the witnesses knocked at the door—no one answered—I saw the prisoner come up the area steps—he had his hat on and was dressed in the ordinary way—I said "Man, your house is on fire"—he said "I know that, it is all right"—he walked away towards Sutherland Street and I lost sight of him—I did not notice whether he walked steadily—I then went down the area steps into the house—some of the people got into the house—I went upstairs to the first floor—the door of the room was open—there was smoke and flame; you could not get into the room for it—I assisted in putting out the fire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DOLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a ship's steward, and live at 133, Alderney Street, Pimlico—on Monday, 10th May, between 8 and 9 o'clock, I was in Cumberland Street with my brother and other persons—I heard a knocking at the door and went into Clarendon Street—I saw the fire blazing at the first-floor front window—I got through one of the adjoining houses and went into the house; I and my brother were the first to enter—we partly put the fire out before anybody was there—there was no one in the how when I got in—we went all over the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-64" type="given" value="EDWARD HENRY"/>EDWARD HENRY GOSLING</persName> </hi>. I live at 131, Alderney Street, Pimlico—the prisoner's wife is my sister—on Monday evening, 10th May, between 7 and 7.30, I was in Clarendon Street, and saw the prisoner leave the house—at that time the house was all right—he was dressed in the ordinary way; he walked down Cumberland Street—I did not speak to him; I was in a house opposite—about 8.45 the same night I heard of the fire; I went round to the house and found the police in possession—the prisoner was not there—I do not know that any one was living in the house but the prisoner and his wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-65" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY AMOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Queen's Road, dotting Hill—I am a builder and decorator—the prisoner is my brother—on Monday, 10th May, a little after 4 o'clock, I went to No. 2, Clarendon Street with the prisoner's wife; she had come to me about 8 o'clock that morning—I waited outside while she went in—I heard her cry out "Help," and I thought "Fire"—the street door was partly open and I went in and found the prisoner and his wife there; they were very excited—I saw no one else in the house—the prisoner came up to me to put me out—I went outside the door and placed my foot between the door and the door frame so that he could not close the door—his wife called out "Harry, help"—I burst the door open, and as soon as I got inside the prisoner said it was his house and I was to get out—he then attacked me and tried to put me out—instead of his</p>
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<p>putting me out I put him out—as soon as I got him out the people in the street cried shame over me and told me I was killing the man—I was merely holding him—he was mad drunk—I noticed a smell of burning paper in the house; I did not see what it was—I released the prisoner and he went in the house and shut the door, and his wife went away with me—I went with her to her brother's, at Clapham—she returned to my house that night and remained there—I did not hear of the fire till next morning—I saw no servant there—the prisoner is a professor of music—I have seen him intoxicated several times, more so since he lost his only child about three months before; he has taken more to drink since that—he rented the house of Mr. Wills, the furniture was his own.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is one of the chief violinists at Her Majesty's Theatre—when free from drink he is of a very talented and amiable disposition—he was entirely prostrated by the loss of his child—he is of a year excitable disposition, and that has increased since the loss of his son—he is esteemed and beloved by all his friends and neighbours—my father is dead—he was of a very excitable disposition; for all I know he was in his right mind when he died, but he was of an ungovernable temper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-66" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD POLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, of 33, Cumberland Street, Pimlico—on 10th May I was with my brother, and went with him to the house—a fortnight before that I was passing the prisoner's house and heard a noise—there was a little confusion; two policemen were passing at the time and they saw flames—I went into the house with them and saw the prisoner and his wife in the front parlour—the window curtains were in a mass of flame—one of the constables put it out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-67" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CROSS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 320). On 27th April I was passing along Sutherland Street; I heard a land knocking and a shout of fire—I went to No. 2, and found the window curtains in the front parlour all a mass of flame—I knocked at the door—Mrs. Amor opened it—on going into the parlour I found the prisoner there, standing on the hearthrug in front of the fire, holding an umbrella or stick in one hand and a lighted cigar in the other—I put the fire out—I then went towards the prisoner for the purpose of speaking to him, and the wife stepped in between us and said "I will speak to you, constable; it was only caused by a match that he lighted his cigar with that the curtains caught on fire"—he did not take any means to put the fire out—he appeared quite sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN GASCOIGNE"/>JOHN GASCOIGNE WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 9, St. George's Road, Pimlico—I was called to the station between 3 and 4 on Tuesday morning, 11th May, and saw the prisoner there—he was sober then—he smelt of drink—he was suffering from the effects of drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I thought at the time that he was not in his right mind—I did not think his mind was in such a state that he could realise all his actions, that he could realise the responsibility of all his actions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know him at all before—I was with him about & quarter of an hour—he seemed in a state of mental anxiety—he was in custody at the time—if you asked him a question he considered it and then answered—he stated that he had just walked to St. Paul's and back; he said "lam always fond of the City; I take that walk whenever I feel in a senti
<lb/>mental mood; I have an attachment to St. Paul's, being an old cathedral boy, I mean Salisbury Cathedral"—I know nothing about that—his skin was hot—he was not excited; he sat still—he had a quick pulse, and his</p>
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<p>tongue was covered with a thick creamy fur; and ho was in a contion which appeared to me might at any time become confirmed delirium tremens, and not in a condition to be placed in a police-cell—I wrote a certificated to send him to the workhouse—I thought he was in a state of commencing delirium tremens, and if not treated it would terminate in confirmed delirium tremens—I knew what he was charged with—I talked to him about it—he said, "I set fire to the house to spite my wife".</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-69" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY AMOR</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). My brother comes from Salisbury—he was not a chorister boy there to my knowledge—he lived there from 12 years of age—I don't know whether he attended the cathedral there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-70" type="given" value="JOHN ROWLAND"/>JOHN ROWLAND GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon of Newgate, and have been so 25, years—I have seen the prisoner from day to day since he has been in gaol—I examined him on his admission on 19th May—I have no doubt that he is quite of sound mind—he is a very good musician, and has conducted the service.</p>
<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner received a good character</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-592-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY Strongly recommended to mercy on account of his affliction.—</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-592-18800628 t18800628-592-punishment-11"/>Six Months Imprisonment in Newgate without hard labour</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-593-18800628 t18800628-593-punishment-12"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR ROBINSON</hi> (18)</persName> and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800628-594-offence-1 t18800628-name-74"/>Jacob Phillips</persName> and stealing three coats and other articles his property. </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PEEK</hi> also
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<interp inst="t18800628-594-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800628-594-offence-3 t18800628-name-76"/>Sarah Kemp</persName> and stealing two coats and other articles her property; </rs> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-594-18800628 t18800628-594-punishment-13"/>Twelve Months Imprisonment each.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EVEREST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-78" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer of Cornwall Road, Paddington—on Saturday, 20th March, Madame Ricca, who I have known as a customer for 7 or 8 years, brought me this cheque for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and asked me to change it—I had not got sufficient money, and gave her 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that was about 7.30 p.m., and she called again a little after 10 o'clock, when I gave her, I think, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more, and on the Monday morning I took a bill of 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which she owed off it and sent the remainder of the change to her—I paid the cheque to my banker, and it was returned marked "No account".</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She endorsed it, but I should have cashed it without that—I have cashed lots of cheques for her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-79" type="given" value="MABEL"/>MABEL RICCA</persName> </hi>. I live at 45, Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, and am an actress—I know the prisoner; he gave me this cheque and asked me if I had a banking account—I said, "No"—he asked me to cash it, and if I could not get it all, to bring him 5
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<p>did not—I met him and he was very violent and rude; he came to my house, and I gave him the rest—I handed the cheque to Mr. Smith, who gave me the money in three sums, and I gave it to the prisoner in two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I acted last on 9th February—my real name is not Pitt because I am married—the prisoner came to my house twice to look at some papers for me—I did not go to the Metropolitan Music Hall with him or meet him there, or went there with any man in my life or come out with one—I never go there—my last engagement was at King's Cross Theatre—I do not see gentlemen at my rooms—I will not swear I never had any one there, but not for any purpose—I am musical and am a com
<lb/>poser of music—I have a bedroom and a dining-room adjoining, where I have lived for three years—I stay out till 11 or 12 o'clock at night if I feel inclined—I do not bring gentlemen home at that time of night; not strangers—I am a great musician—I met the prisoner at Mr. Hill's, the Metropolitan public-house, a great friend of my father's, and I asked him to come and look at my papers for me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There is no truth in the suggestion that I am a person of immoral character—I have an income to live upon.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is drawn on their bank it was presented on 25th March—we have no such account, and it was returned marked "No account"—I recognise it by the number—the book from which it came was issued to Mr. Fook on 30th December, 1872, who then had an account at the bank, which has been closed a long time—this cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the same book was also presented some time ago, signed "Charles Fouger," and my cheque is signed "Charles Fouger and Sons"—the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. cheque was presented through the London and South Western Bank, and was returned marked, "No account please state on what account drawn.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-81" type="given" value="ADELAIDE"/>ADELAIDE HARDY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Harry Hardy, of Cambridge House, Woolwich—15 months ago I wag living in Pimlico in the name of Stringer—I was not married then, and I let apartments—a widow named Fook lodged with me, and on leaving she left a writing desk and a deed box behind—the desk contained a cheque book—I noticed what bank it was issued from and I believe this cheque came out of it—in December, when I was going to be married, my husband met the prisoner, who said that he knew a great deal about law, and he came to the house to advise about my marriage settlement—the writing desk was on the table in the dining-room on one occasion when the prisoner was left there—while Mr. Hardy went to get a bottle of brandy he was left there at different intervals for half an hour or three quarters—I had seen the cheque book in the desk that morning; it was not locked, but the room was locked till the prisoner was let into it by a servant—I missed the cheque book next day, because the desk would not close before that—I was known to the prisoner by the name of Stringer—I know no one named Charles Stringer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My first husband's name was Spannier—I did not quarrel with Mr. Hardy about the settlements till after our marriage—I had money and freehold property—my husband and I were not anxious to obtain a loan of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I charged him at the police-court with assaulting me, and while he was under remand I removed the furniture—he never paid the prisoner any money to get a loan—I was not in the habit of asking people into that room—only a little servant girl was living in these</p>
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<p>house—the prisoner called a long while after I missed the cheque book to ask for some woman who was living there—we do not have gay living there—the house has been let to one gentleman, Mr. Moore—I have let apartments to lots of ladies.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am speaking the truth.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-82" type="given" value="HARRY BURTON"/>HARRY BURTON HARDY</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—I know the prisoner, and have had letters from him, but I cannot swear to his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had lived with Mrs. Stringer for a short time for years before I married her, but had not seen her for three years—we did not pass as Mr. and Mrs. Stringer—I never used that name in my life—I have been charged with assaulting her—the furniture in the house was not included in the marriage settlement—my wife and I did not quarrel about money matters—I was not anxious to obtain a bill of sale on the furniture—I was not negotiating for a loan of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I do not know why my wife removed the furniture, except that she wanted to get out of the house—we did not agree—I did not employ the prisoner to raise 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for any pur
<lb/>pose—the furniture was not mine till I was married—my father allows me some money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-396-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing while employed in the Post-office a post' letter containing a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800628-396-offence-1 t18800628-name-84"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COWIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAGGALLAY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-85" type="given" value="NICHOLAS"/>NICHOLAS KERSWELL</persName> </hi>. In February last I was traveller to Cunnington and Co., paper manufacturers—I was at Lowestoft, and wrote a letter to them, enclosing the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note, 69/D 00330, and the second halves of four 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. country notes—I had sent the first halves the night before—I closed the letter, and posted it between 6 and 7 p.m. for the night mail.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-86" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am postmaster at Lowestoft—a letter ported at the Norwich Post-office between 6 and 7 o'clock would be in time for the night mail, which is made up about 8.40 p.m., and sent in a bag by what we call the Norwich Sorting Tender No. 2—a letter addressed to Chelsea, S.W., would go to London by that bag in the South-Western bundle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Four sorters are employed in the office sorting the night mail—I made up the bag myself and sealed it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800628-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800628-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-87" type="surname" value="RUMBALL"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-87" type="given" value="ALFRED GEORGE"/>ALFRED GEORGE RUMBALL</persName> </hi>. I am employed in the Norwich sorting tender—I open all the bags and sort the letters, but I do not open the bundles—if the bundle for the South-Western district was made up I should not open it, but I pick out the South-Western bundles and put them together—I made up the South-Western bag that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> About three hands besides myself are employed in the sorting tender—we do not begin to sort until the train has started, and we always complete it before we get to London—we are sometimes pressed for time, but never so much that we cannot get through—a letter has been mis
<lb/>sorted into a wrong district, but that is not frequent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800628-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800628-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-88" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BONNY</persName> </hi>. I am junior sorter at the South-Western district office—on 19th February, about 4.52 a.m., I opened the Norwich sorting tender—I merely opened the bags and bundles and put them ready for sorting by the usual letter-carriers of the office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After they leave my hands they do no not pass through</p>
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<p>anybody's hands before they come to the sorters—I leave them on the table, and the sorters come about 4.52 and three inspectors; there are about seven men on the staff.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was there at 4.52, when the mail came in, and there was one inspector there, and the men were engaged in opening other mails.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800628-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800628-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-89" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-89" type="given" value="FREDERICK SAMUBL"/>FREDERICK SAMUBL WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of letter-carriers' at the South-Western District Office—the prisoner had been a letter-carrier nearly 25 years—a letter posted at Lowestoft between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening, addressed to Chelsea would come to the South-Western office at 4.52 a.m. on 19th February in the Norwich sorting tender, and would be stamped and sorted by the letter-carriers—the prisoner was on duty in the office from 5 till 7.40 a.m. in sorting next to one of the Great Eastern sorters, at the same table—these circulars produced are addressed to persons in the same district in which the prisoner has to deliver—the mail was in good time that morning, and there was no necessity to employ extra hands—before this time there had been numerous losses of money passing through the South-Western office; something like 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have a record which shows that the prisoner was on duty that morning—he had a bag to attend to—he does not attend to the Lowestoft mail—ho might have to sort about 900 letters; 30 or a minute—18 men are employed at that table, including him—when the sorting was completed the letter would go through three other hands "before it was despatched to West Brompton; about seven hands in all—any person could see that these are circulars—they might be kept back for an hour if there was great pressure, but not for a day or two—if I knew that one of the officials was engaged in betting I should consider it my duty to report it to my superiors—the prisoner suffers from deafness—he is entitled to a pension of 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>, a week—the suspicion attached to the whole of the men at the table.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800628-name-90" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-90" type="surname" value="CUNNINOTON"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-90" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CUNNINOTON</persName> </hi>. I am senior partner in the firm of Cunnington and Co., Park Walk, Chelsea, paper stainers—Mr. Kerswell was our traveller in February—we did not receive a letter from him containing a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>, note and the halves of four country notes, we had received a letter containing the first halves of the country notes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are two partners in the firm—my partner was in London at this time—our clerks have no authority to open letters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LORD</hi>. I am a policeman attached to the General Post-office—on Thursday, 20th May, in consequence of information, I searched the prisoner at the South-Western district office, and then went with him to his lodgings, 65, Abingdon Street, Kensington—he had previously told me that he lived there—I searched and found the box locked, which he said contained his clothes—he said I have the key"—I took it from him, opened the box with it, and found a canvas bag containing 18 sovereigns, and these two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, 00330 and 57994—he said "It is my money, don't take it"—I found 11 circulars under a hat box on a shelf, and asked him what he said about them—he said he could not account for them, he did not know anything about them—they are, I believe, addressed to persons in his delivery—I took him to the General Post-office, and on the way he said "You have got nothing against me but the circulars"—I said "What about the two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes?—he said "oh, that is my Christmas boxes"—when we got to the post-office he said that</p>
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<p>he got. one of the notes at the Kempton Park Races on Easter Monday which'was 29th April, and the other at the City and Suburban, at Epsom which was on 22nd April.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He made the statement about the notes being obtained for betting transactions to the solicitor in my hearing, not in answer to a question, out when he was told that he would have to go to Bow Street—. he only occupies one room with his son; ft is their sleeping apartment; the furniture is scanty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-91" type="given" value="HERRERT WILLIAM CUSTINS"/>HERRERT WILLIAM CUSTINS HEWKE</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the, secretary's of the bank of England—I received a communication on 25th February from the General Post-office, in consequence of which I stopped a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note (00330, dated 25th May, 1879—I received another communication from the post office on 14th April and stopped a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note 57994, dated 21st July, 1879—there are no two notes in circulation bearing the same cypher—whenever a note is paid into bank in England it is cancelled.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross examined.</hi> The communications were addressed to the secretary—The letters were handed to me, and I acted on them—I have them here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The number and the amounts are stated in the letters—had refers to a, letter sennit room Lowestoft the February one—the other note had been previously stopped by Messrs. Cunnington.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-92" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WARD</persName> </hi>. five at Jay's Buildings, Church Street, Brompton—on 16th march I was at Lincoln—I wrote a letter, in which I put a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note, no. 57994, which I wrote on a piece of paper—I secured the envelope, and addressed it accurately to Sir John Ray Reed, Albert mansions of Victoria. Mansions, S. W.—I handed it to my nephew to post—I some tim.6 afterwards communicated with the Postmaster-General—the party lo whom the letter was addressed is in America.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross examined.</hi> I cannot tell you whether I directed it accurately or not, But I know that 'I directed it to the right name—Albert Mansions'are in the south-west district—I don, 't know Victoria Mansions—I am not certain whether I directed it victoria Albert Mansions.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-93" type="given" value="SYDNEY"/>SYDNEY HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I was with my uncle at Lincoln, 16th March—he asked me post a letter for him, and I did so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800628-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800628-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-94" type="given" value="ALFRED PEACOCK"/>ALFRED PEACOCK WALKMEN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the missing letter depart
<lb/>ent. General Post-office—on 25th March I received a communication from a Mr. Ward to stop a bank of England note, 57994.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross examined.</hi> If the letter was addressed to Victoria Mansions it would I believe, be returned to returned to the dead letter Office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross examined.</hi> I cannot say whether it would make any difference if it was addressed to a gentleman having the title of a Baronet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot say whether it would make any difference if it was addressed to a gentle man having the title of baronet.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LORD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). since the prisoners arrest a man named better has absconded—he is a betting man I believe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COWIE</hi>. I was present at the post office when Barter and the prisoner were confronted together—the prisoner said that he did not know barter, and that he had never seen him before—barter said nothing in my presence—they were confronted together in consequence of a test letter being given to the prisoner for delivery containing a large cheque. which was after
<lb/>wards presented to the bank—it was done up for the prisoner to deliver, and was never delivered, and the next day it was presented by Morse with a forged endorsenment.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SASRAH HALLIWELL</hi> (21)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi> Prosecuted.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WAITE</hi> Prosecjuted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800628-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800628-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-99" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BRYANT</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter, and live at 95, Great Suffolk Street, Borough—on 22nd May, between 7 and 8 p.m., I was on Tower Hill march
<lb/>ing with the volunteers, but I was not in uniform—I stopped back by the officer's desire, and saw the prisoner in front of me—he kept treading on my toes—I felt a sudden jerk, and missed my watch and saw the chain in his hand—I said, "Please, sir, give me my watch"—he said, "What watch?"—I said, "My watch"—he tried to hit me, and I let go of him—he ran away about 200 yards—I callen "Stop thief"—two gentlemen stoppen him, and I gave him in custody—I have not seen my watch since, but I have got the piece of chain which was in his hand; it is mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BENNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 12). I saw Bryant holding the prisoner, and his chain was hanging down—I saw nothing in the prisoner's hand—I searched him, but found nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was standing by his side, and he accused me. I am not guilty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-399-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GULITY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-399-18800628 t18800628-399-punishment-15"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she tendered in payment this Hanoverian medal (
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and tendered a Hanoverian coin similar to this—I said "I cannot take that, it is not good"—she said "Yes it is"—I said "Where did you get it from?"—she said "At Cannon Street railway station"—I said "You had better go and see about it"—she bounced it on the counter and said "It is a foreign coin"—I said" It is no good here, it is bad altogether"—she snatched it out of my hand and ran out of the shop—my shop is about 100 doors from the boot shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 595). About 5.45 on 19th May Mr. Eels pointed the prisoner out to me in the Commercial Road—we followed her—she turned round and then went into the Stepney railway station—I went in—I saw her standing by the barriers—I said "Have you any bad coin on you?"—she said "Not that I am aware of"—I said "I shall take you into custody for trying to pass a bad coin at two or three shops in the Com
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I gave her 10½
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—It was holiday time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was under two minutes—I should think there were 1,000 people inside and out—I held the prisoner—she had no chance to go—the man and woman did not attempt to rescue her—they slipped off—I did not see them afterwards—I cannot say whether they waited till the policeman came.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—at the station the prisoner said she was a prostitute and had got no home—she denied that nobody was in her company at the White Horse—that was when I told the inspector about the man saying he was her husband—she was searched—nothing was found upon her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say anything about the man's statement at the police-court, because I was not asked—I did not think about it.</p>
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<lb/>step with her face covered with blood and bleeding from the mouth and left arm and partly insensible—I lifted her up, and from what she told me I went to the room occupied by the prisoner, where I found the prisoner lying on the bed—his wife said, "That is the man who done it; that is my husband; he has stabbed me in the back as well as the arm with a knife"—I told the prisoner I should take him into custody for assaulting his wife—he had been drinking, but knew what he was about—he said, "What, me? I couldn't do it; I have got no knife"—I then took him to the police-station, and the charge was read to him—he then said, "I tell you how it was done; she is in the habit of cutting up fire-wood with a knife, and in doing so she must have cut herself"—she said, "You did it; I could not stab myself in the back and kick myself in the mouth—he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-126" type="surname" value="DONOGHUE"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-126" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN DONOGHUE</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—on the night in question I had been to the public-house for my husband, and met him in Church Road, Acton—he had taken away some things belonging to the children, to sell I suppose—he went into a public-house and I said, "What have you done with those things of the children's?"—ho struck mo and knocked, me down and kicked me in the mouth—he got home before me—when I got home I went in-doors—there was no candle—when I lit a candle I saw my husband sitting in a chair—I said to him "Look what you have done; look at my mouth"—he struck me again and I felt a kick and the candle went out—I rose and received a stab here and there (
<hi rend="italic">pointing</hi>)—then I turned round and gave my husband a blow and he fell down, and I got out and sat on the door-step until the constable came—I received five stabs—two in the arm and three in the body—he had been drinking lately—he is a very good husband when he is sober, and a good father.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-127" type="given" value="HENRY CLAUDE"/>HENRY CLAUDE WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the West London Hospital—the prosecutrix was brought in about midnight on the day in question—she was suffering from four wounds—two in the back are a little to the left of the heart, and one on the arm—she had a severe bruise</p>
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<p>on the left temple—a severe bruise on the lip and a severe bruise on, the arm, and another very severe one on the left-side which fractured the tenth rib—she remained a week in the hospital—the stabs were thrusts and could be inflicted by a knife—three of the wounds were in a dangerous region—if they had gone a little farther they would have penetrated the lung or the heart—her life was not at any time in actual danger while in the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his Defence said he met some mates who asked him to go and have a glass of ale, and they mustered up</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">or is. for him, being out of work; that afterwards his wife met him and abused him; they he offered to go home aim get some grub for the children; that his wife accused him of being with another woman; that eventually blows followed, but that he never injured his wife willfully.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK VICKERY</hi> (21)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET SCARSBROOK</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18800628-407-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing two coats, one jacket, two pairs of trousers and other articles, and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the goods and moneys of
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-131" type="surname" value="BLACKER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800628-407-offence-1 t18800628-name-131"/>John Blacker</persName>, in his dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800628-407-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="italic">—Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </hi>. </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. B. KELLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-132" type="surname" value="BLACKER"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-132" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BLACKER</persName> </hi>. I am a farrier of 15, Church Row. Batteren—on the 18th May Frederick came and lodged at my house and occupied the same room with me—this coat is mine (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was in a box in my room. that night—I went to work about 6 o'clock the next morning and left him in bed—about 10 the same morning I received a message from me landlady—I went back and the coat and other 'clothes were missing—about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—I saw Frederick about a week after at Rose Cottage—I afterwards saw Charles with this coat on, and Frederick had this suit on, which is mine—they were stolen the same night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800628-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800628-name-133" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-133" type="surname" value="STUDD"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-133" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH STUDD</persName> </hi>. I am the landlady of the room where Blacker lives—he went out about 5.54 a.m. on the 18th May, and I heard Frederick go out between 6 and 7 o'clock—I went up to the room about 10 o'clock, and found his clothes lying on Blacker's box, and when I removed the clothes I saw the box had been cut open and the young man's clothes were gone—then I sent for him and went to the police-station and gave information.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800628-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800628-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-134" type="surname" value="OLDFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-134" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD OLDFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to E. A. Barker, 277, King's Road, pawnbroker—this pair of trousers and waistcoat were pawned in the name of James Vickery by a woman, on the 21st May—I cannot identify her—this is the duplicate (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<persName id="t18800628-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800628-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-135" type="surname" value="CLOUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-135" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CLOUGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On the morning of the 23rd May I went to 9, Strewan Square, occupied by Charles and the woman, where I found 23 pawn tickets, and amongst them the ticket sworn to be Old field—I found in a box a number of scars and other things—Charles Vickery wore a coat which at the police-station the prosecutor identified as his.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800628-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800628-name-136" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-136" type="surname" value="STREET"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-136" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN STREET</persName> </hi>. Charles and the woman lodged in the front room in my house, second floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner Charles.</hi> The coat I had on was lent to me by my brother, the duplicates left in my room were some belonging to him.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES VICKERY</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">SCARSBROOK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRED
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to
<hi rend="italic">four other indictments</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES VICKERY</hi> to two.
<hi rend="italic">—Judgment Respited. There went to other indictments against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SCARSBROOK</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">upon which no evidence was offered.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">For Cases tried in the Old Court on Wednesday, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BAKER</hi> (31)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18800628-408-offence-1 t18800628-name-138"/>Ludovic Levasour</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LUDOVIC LEVASOUR</hi>. I am a glass and china merchant of Great St. Helens—the prisoner was my traveller in 1877, and in consequence of some irregularity I came to an understanding with him in November, 1878, to give him wages—in January, 1879, his account was overdrawn about 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on 24th May, 1880, when he was given in custody, it was 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>, overdrawn—he had 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week wages, which was paid to his wife when he was travelling—he was allowed 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a day for his expenses when he was in the country, which was remitted to him as he wanted it, and he was furnished with money when he started—on 2nd September, 1878, I wrote to him saying, "You have so to remit at once all moneys you receive on my account, however small they may be, without any excuse for delaying such payment; my object in doing this is that you so come under the Master and Servants Act; and know for yourself that any sum you may appropriate to your own use will be no less than embezzlement"—he was then in the country, and he sent me this letter, dated 6th December, 1878, stating, "I agree to your terms, only you must make the salary 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week instead of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he afterwards sent me this draft agreement. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that all accounts should be remitted to London the same day</hi>)—I have never varied that obligation—he never remitted to me 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received from Julia Francis, or 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Mr. Brooking, or 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Mr. Beaumont.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On 1st January, 1878, he had overdrawn his commis
<lb/>sion 112
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I called his attention to it, and he said that he would work very hard, which he has done to the beginning of the year, and would repay me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—he has turned over within the last twelve months it may be about 5,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but I have discovered since that there are a great many ficti
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<p>some at three months—in November he had 113
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the bad—he has not paid 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of that, but it has been credited to him as commission—he always remitted cheques on his journeys and kept cash; he has not afterwards put Against that money which he has paid, such as his 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a day—he took four or five days' pay with him, according to how long he was going for—what I call fictitious orders are where the persons have written to me since saying that they never gave any such order; but some were refused because they were not in time, or not according to sample.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He has never complained to me that he has been under-paid; he always acknowledged that I was very kind to him—he has never complained with regard to the forage of the horse—on June 1 he was behind
<lb/>hand 74
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—he received on June 3rd, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; 14th, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 18th, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 28th, 27
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and on 29th, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—in July he was behindhand 81
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in spite of those drafts; he did very little business—on July 4th he had 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 7th, 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., by cheque, because I was going on the Continent; 11th, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>; 16th, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and 28th, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and he was constantly asking for more—he went on drawing—he went into the figures himself in November, and roughly brought out that he had overdrawn, his commission some hundred pounds—as to his being the creator of my business, I have one customer who has done more business than he has ever done for me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-139" type="surname" value="FRANCIA"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-139" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA FRANCIA</persName> </hi>. My husband is a customer of Mr. Levasour—on June 30 I paid the prisoner 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in cash, and he gave me this receipt (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-140" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BROOKING</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Brooking and Son, of South Street, Manchester Square; we deal with Mr. Levasour—on 14th July we paid the prisoner 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the balance of our account—he called again a fortnight afterwards and got another order.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RICHARDSON</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Arthur Bowman, of 15, Camberwell Road—on 22nd July I paid the prisoner 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash for the prosecutor, and have his receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—there was an allowance to us for two pairs of vases smashed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-142" type="surname" value="LEVASOUR"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>). I knew of Mr. Bow
<lb/>man's account in Nov.—I did not know of the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Brooking till 6th March this year, and sent him a letter saying that I was going to give him in custody, and he sent his wife to me begging me not to do so—I placed some accounts before him, and he admitted having collected Bowman's and Francia's—that was before ho arranged to pay off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. When I heard of Francia's account I told the prisoner in the office that he could not expect to go on for ever, and he had better be careful in future—I never debited him with any of these embezzlements—I told him I should give him in charge if there were any more, and he said "If I touch another penny lock me up"—he wrote me this letter from Mar
<lb/>gate. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he was thoroughly penitent, but complainiug they his com
<lb/>mission account had not been balanced monthly as agreed, which would have saved him</hi>)—he has been 25 days in the country this year, for which I have allowed him 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">a soldier</hi>) (28) and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HANBURY</hi> (16)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Hanbury.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
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<interp inst="t18800628-409-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED BLYTON</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18800628-410-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EVEREST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ETOX</persName> </hi>. I am assistant superintendent of the London General Omnibus Company, and am chairman of a committee which investigates all applications to the Company for employment—this letter came to the company. (
<hi rend="italic">This was an application from the prisoner for employment</hi>) Two other letters were enclosed in that, in consequence of which I saw the prisoner and drew his attention to the one marked B, which commented with a small "t," and had a small "i" for the singular nominative—I asked him if the document marked A was his writing—he said "Yes"—I asked him if those were his testimonials—he said "Yes"—I said "Are you quite sure?"—he said "Yes, you can make any inquiry you like, and you will find that they are all correct"—I drew his attention particularly to Morley and Powell's, and said that it was utterly impossible for a thing like that to come from a business house in London, and asked him who wrote it—he said Mr. Morley, junior—I said "Are you perfectly certain!"—ho said Mr. Morley stood by him, but the clerk wrote it—I asked him if Gerald Smith's document was genuine—he said yes, and that he had lived in the firm six years as a porter—I said that he had better be careful, for he was placing himself in a peculiar position, and I must make the necessary inquiries—he said that ho was prepared to accept the position on those conditions, and I gave him a situation in the company's service—I saw Mr. Britton, and then went to Warwick Street, but could not find such a firm as Gerald Smith—I then gave instructions for a warrant to be obtained.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had some suspicion at the time he presented the certificates, but notwithstanding that I took him—I should not have done so if I had not thought he was honest, industrious, and sober, as the certifi
<lb/>cates represented him to be—he did one day's work, and I had not time to think him otherwise than what the certificate represented—he prodnced his conductor's license, to obtain which he would have to produce a certifi
<lb/>cate of good diameter at Scotland Yard—the thing having been practised before, we probably wished the prisoner to suffer, to make an example of him—the Company is prosecuting this case in connection with another gentleman—I did not tell the prisoner that we should not prosecute him, but that Morley and Co. would, because it was I who applied for the warrant—if there had not been a certificate from Morley and Co. I should not have taken him on his certificate from Scotland Yard—I have never taken applicants for a short time without characters—there is nothing to show that the prisoner is not a respectable man apart from these proceedings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-147" type="given" value="GEORGE POLE"/>GEORGE POLE BRITTON</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Morley and Powell—I have been in the firm 40 years—Mr. Morley has never been called junior, though I remember his father—I do not know the prisoner—this document is written on our firm's paper, but not by my authority or my partner's—the prisoner certainly was not in our service from November to February, 1874, but sometimes when there is a pressure of business we engage a man from the corner of the street to help us.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-148" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL RAWLINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 34). I took the prisoner on a warrant and cautioned him—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that although there was evidence of an intent to deceive, there was none of any intent to defraud.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM OSBORNE MITCHELL</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18800628-411-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-411-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="threateningBehaviour"/>, Feloniously sending a letter demanding money, with menaces, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEHLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Proscuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN RUSSEL"/>JOHN RUSSEL BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Munns and Longdon, solicitors to the London and Provincial Bank, Limited—on 11th May this letter (A) was received by the firm, accompanied by this document (B)—the prisoner after
<lb/>wards called for the document and took it away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-151" type="given" value="JAMES HAREBOOTH"/>JAMES HAREBOOTH GRESHAM</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk at the Mansion House—on 4th May the prisoner applied for a summons against Mr. Garden for perjury—I produce the application—it was refused—he took one portion of this affidavit—on 25th May he came again and applied in the ordinary way, and was refused.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-152" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GARDEN</persName> </hi>. I was formerly secretary to the Provincial Banking Corporation, Limited—I was with them seven years, from 1864 to 1871, and was then changed to the London and Provincial Bank, to which I have been secretary from that time—my first knowledge of the prisoner was his coming to the bank as a client on 14th June, 1875—I have an entry in the minute book "Mr. Mitchell appointed at a salary of 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and to give guarantee of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—his salary was increased the next year to 155
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and in 1877 to 180
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he was accountant at the head office about a year and a half—on 6th March, 1877, I have an entry in the minute book, of which I gave him a copy the same day—it says that "it appears he is not satisfied with his remuneration, therefore the Directors dispense with his services, and pay him three months' salary. He is directed to hand over his keys and books and leave the office this day"—about 10th March I got this letter from George Rose Innes and Son, Mitchell's solicitors.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-153" type="given" value="HAROLD"/>HAROLD CRICK</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to George Hose Innes and Son, solicitors—I signed this document by the authority of the firm—the prisoner is the person referred to in it—we acted on his behalf. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1877,
<hi rend="italic">slating that Mitchell had been induced to give up his business with the understanding they he should have hire position at the bank permanently, that he found the books in a very unsatisfactory condition, which he had remedied, and stating that the Directors would do well to avail themselves of his services, and requesting them to reconsider their determination, or make such compensation as would meet the circumstances of the case</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-154" type="surname" value="GAHDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-154" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GAHDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). That letter was submitted to the directors, they adhered to his dismissal, and wrote this letter to Inns and Son. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that it was competent to the Directors to dispense with Mitchell's services without reason, that it was untrue they he had been promised the situation permanently, and that they adhered to their resolution and Offered three months' salary in lieu of notice.</hi>)—he came on 4th April, 1877, and I paid Mm a cheque for his Balary up to that date and three months in advance, for which he signed a receipt—Inns and Sons never brought any action or made any further communication to me—Mitchell came to the bank in 1877, before the circulars which were the subject of proceedings in Chancery, and asked to see the register of shareholders—I was present on several occasions when he made offensive observations in the bank—there were no customers in the office, but the clerks could have—he asked for other books besides the register of shareholders, but he was not entitled to them and did not see them—that went on from time to time—he ordered</p>
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<p>two copies of the register of shareholders; he took one away and paid for it, we have the other in the office still—after the printed circular came to the Directors' knowledge an action was commenced against the prisoner in the Equity Division—this is the writ. (
<hi rend="italic">Applying for an injure tion to restrain the defendant from further publishing or sending the circular to the shareholders, and to have all copies delivered up to be cancelled.</hi>)—I made an affidavit, but only for the protection of the bank—this restraining order was made on the prisoner on 25th March, and this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the Order of Court of 7th April—the prisoner then called at the office more than once, and he told me on one occasion that he was going to summon me to the Mansion House for perjury on my affidavit—I said, "Indeed"—the next thing was the leaving of this letter at Munns and Longdon's—my Directors then took up the matter and instructed the solicitor—these letters are in the prisoner's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">One letter, dated</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th May, from the prisoner to the Directors, stated that he proposed to-morrow to apply for a summons against-Mr. Garden; another, dated</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th May, acknowledged the receipt of the Directors letter, and stated that he had never sought to injure the bank directly or indirectly, that he had sacrificed his time at a low salary to obtain a high salary, and had been disappointed, and would call on the Directors next day; another, dated</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th May, stated that his ante
<lb/>cedents entitled him to</hi> 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">compensation if the Directors dispensed with his services, and that he intended to lay all the facts before the shareholders, as Mr. Garden, by making a perjured affidavit, had brought himself within reach of the law.</hi>)—the order was that of the Directors, not of Mr. Cross—the prisoner only referred to the perjury once when he came to the office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You served me with a subpoena on 28th May—when you entered the bank clerks who were detained over
<lb/>time had a small sum for tea money—Starling and Speed were clerks, and were paid 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each per night for overtime, but I had not the charge of that department—if you remained late you would be paid the same as the others—the payments to those clerks were made from money under my charge, but I have not brought the books which show it—I swore on 25th March that the allegations, "The bank letters were carelessly kept and the ledgers were in a disgraceful condition," were untrue to the best of my belief—Mr. Samuel G. Fluke was the chief accountant—I did not seo him in a state of hopeless intoxication in June, 1875—he was able to stand upright; he was under the influence of drink to some extent—it is perfectly plain from this letter that money is demanded from mo—you demand 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. compensation—the letters of the 18th and 20th were sub
<lb/>mitted to the Board—the Directors were there daily, and the Board met on Tuesdays—any one who reads the letter would conclude that 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was demanded from the bank for the purpose of withdrawing the charge—there are no imputations against your character in the Directors' letter—the real cause of your being dismissed was that the bank did not appreciate you so highly as you appreciated yourself—I do not remember that on 5th March, the day before the Board meeting, Mr. Cross tried to induce the Board to dispense with your services the next day—I do not know that Mr. Cross and you were on very bad terms—it is evident from your letter that your object was to extort money under a charge of perjury.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There are a great many imputations against his fellow
<lb/>clerks in his letters, for which there is no justification, at the head office—there</p>
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<p>may be fragments of truth in some of the charges, but everything is greatly exaggerated in the circular—all the Directors well knew of his application to inspect private documents at the bank—he also required to inspect the list of shareholders because he had not taken up the copy—he never told me that he had been to the Mansion House on 4th May, and had been refused.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-155" type="surname" value="GALSWORTHY"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-155" type="given" value="EDWIN HENRY"/>EDWIN HENRY GALSWORTHY</persName> </hi>. I am a Justice of the Peace for Middlesex, and have been for two years a Director of this bank—I have to care for the interests of 1,300'or 1,400 shareholders, and a monetary interest of hundreds of thousands of pounds—it was with the full consent of the Board that pro
<lb/>ceedings in Chancery were taken, to prevent the prisoner sending out the circular—I first knew that he threatened Mr. Garden with perjury some time in May—the proceedings by Munns and Longdon had the absolute and entire approval of the Directors—as to the compensation, I read that to be from the bank, by the threat of charging their secretary with perjury.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know you personally, I never came in contact with you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There is no ground for imputing that the accounts are irregular or the servants dishonest as far as I know during two years—I attend daily—the bank has no feeling in the matter, we only want to protect the shareholders.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his Defence, stated that he issued a circular on</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th March</hi>, 1880,
<hi rend="italic">describing the condition of the accounts when he came to the bank, and stating tliat he had worked very hard to bring them into the state of efficiency in which they then were, and had then been dismissed suddenly because he asked for a higher salary, which would seriously affect him in obtaining future employment; tliat Mr. Cross, the general manager, had behaved very badly towards him, and he proposed to ask the shareholders whether Mr. Cross was a fit person to be general manager, so as to enlist their sympathy; tliat he had given up an appointment of</hi> 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a year for</hi> 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a year on entering the bank, and therefore regarded the words of the circular as insulting and injurious to him, as from being dismissed summarily, people would imagine that he had committed some very serious offence; that the Directors were a very honorable body of gentlemen anxious to do right, but that they had been led away by Mr. Cross; that he intended to become a shareholder in order to expose Mr. Cross's conduct; that he had no idea of demanding</hi> 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">from Mr. Garden, but he believed the Directors would have given him</hi> l,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">if they had acted on their own impulses, and even if they did not, his character would have been cleared.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-411-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18800628-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18800628-name-158" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-158" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t18800628-name-158" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—I have no home—he broke it up—about 6,30 on 1st May I was sweeping up the room—the prisoner</p>
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<p>came in while I was near the fireplace stooping down—he said, "What the b—hell does this mean"—he did not give me time to answer—he kicked me in the right side—I called out a great many times—he shut the room door and continued kicking me on the head and on the body—my head was cut by the kicks—I have the marks now—he kicked mo a dozen times—my head was cut in two places on each side—I was about five months' pregnant—he went out—I went down stairs into the yard and sent for my mother—I became insensible in the yard—I cannot tell how I got there—I was taken to the St. George's Hospital—I had a miscarriage on the following Sunday afternoon—I shall have been married six years on the 3rd August—on the previous Friday, 1st May, he knocked me about and struck me with his fist about the head and made my nose and mouth bleed—he said, "What you have got in your b——**** I'll kick out"—I never brought any charge against him—I do not know what it is to be a fortnight without black eyes or bruises—I have been in the hospital once before in consequence of his ill-treatment—that was about 15 mouths ago—I have two children living.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> No man came out of my room when you came in—I was not five nights and five days away—I was away, but it was through your ill-treatment—I did not say I would get you to New-gate—I was not always drinking—you did not give me plenty of money—you gave mo half-a-crown on the Saturday when you went out—I had to work hard—I did not spend money in gin-shops—the police did not see me drunk on the pavement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. My husband works on the barges.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have not been in the habit of frequenting gin-shops and spending the prisoner's money—he sometimes earns 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a day—I had to keep the whole of the house, and very often I have not had a penny from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-159" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WEIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, living at I, Waterloo Place, Church Street, Chelsea—the prosecutrix is my daughter—on 1st May, between 7 and 8 p.m., a little girl called me and I went to the yard of the house where my daughter was living—she was sitting in a chair—she was bleeding from both sides of her head and from parts of her body—when she became sensible show made a statement to me—I sent for a doctor—slid was removal to the hospital—I had seen liar on Saturday at dinner time and on the Friday—she complained of his ill-treatment—his conduct has been very violent towards her ever since she was three months married—she was not in the habit of drinking in gin-shops with me—lie has always been a had wicked man—I do not know that ho was jealous of other men—he had no occasion.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 156). On 1st May, about 9 p.m., I was called to 9, Cheyne Row—I saw Mrs. Webb sitting on ft chair in the back yard—she was bleeding from a wound over the left temple—the side of her face was covered with blood—in consequence of what she said, I tried to find the prisoner—she was perfectly sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 387). On the 7th June I apprehended the prisoner on a warrant—I told him the charge—he said, "All right, old chap, I'll go quiet with you, it's only for life"—on the road to the police-station he said, "I don't care it I get 12 bleeding year"—at the police-station he said, "I have had great provocation; I saw a man coming</p>
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<p>out of my room half undressed," and "She bad left me five days previously—I have lived in the neighbourhood 11 years—I know Mrs. Wright, the another—I never saw her the worse for liquor, nor her daughter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-162" type="given" value="ARTHUR MARMADUKE"/>ARTHUR MARMADUKE SHIELD</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St, George's Hospital—the prosecutrix was admitted to the hospital on the 1st May about 9.30—she had two lacerated and contused wounds on either side of the head about one inch in length—on the left side the wound was exposed to the bone—a boot or some blunt instrument would do it—she also had extensive bruises on her back—her arms were covered with bruises—on the lower part of the abdomen there was an extensive bruise and blood was pouring in from one of the internal cavities of the body—there was concussion of the brain, from which she was just recovering—that would be due to injuries on the head—she was about three months pregnant—after remaining in the hospital about 30 hours abortion took place—she was in considerable danger of her life for two or three days—she progressed favourably and was discharged on 19th May at the con
<lb/>valescent hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled.</hi>) The warrant was applied for on the 3rd of May—I could not find the prisoner till the 27th June.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recalled.</hi>) The prisoner was not sober—I do not believe he knew what he was doing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went home on Friday afternoon and found no tea and my missus drunk. We had a row, and I went to the coffee shop. I got my money on the Saturday, and when I got home I saw a man come out of my room. I said, "What game is this." She said, "I was only speaking to the man at the door." I knocked her down. I do not know wheather I kicked her or not. She takes my money to the public. Many a bright pound she has spent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-167" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HILL</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. William Heigham at the Hope and Anchor beerhouse, 9 Earl Street, Lisson Grove—on the 10th of May I closed my house at 12.30—I received information from the watchman—10 minutes previously to that I had seen the prisoner—he is a customer—he has not come to my house since the 10th of May—in consequence of what the watchman told me, I went with Inspector Clark to the first floor—the window on the landing was open and a pane of glass broken, by means of which the latch could be raised, and anybody could get in the windows and the staircase—a dung-cart was outside the window through which a person could get out of the bagatelle room—it is a lead flat—they could walk straight to the window—the blind had been pulled down—found it on the stairs—it was about 10.25, and about 5 minutes after I received information—I did not miss anything—I had seen the prisoner about 10 minutes before that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Heigham has been proprietor for about four, months—Mr. Hartland was there before him—I did not then know the prisoner—I was not in Hartland's service—the entire staff is changed on</p>
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<p>a new proprietor coming—the business of the house was going on in the usual way—there are three compartments in the bar—myself and another were serving—I know the prisoner very well—he is a customer—there were valuables in the room where the little girl was, on the first floor—there are two floors—the dung-cart is in the mews—it is a corner house—people pass frequently.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> About 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of jewellery was in the little girls room—it was locked in a chest of drawers—the prisoner used to come two or three times a day—I never knew him go upstairs—the little girl did not serve.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-168" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at the Hope and Anchor—I occupy a room on the third floor—I am 13 years of age—I have known the prisoner, having seen him very often come into the house, and spoken to him and he to me, so that I knew his voice—I went to bed on the 10th of May about 5 minutes past 10—I was reading in bed by the gaslight—the prisoner opened the door—he said, "Please is missus here;
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> sent me up to see if she is here; we cannot find her anywhere"—Joe is the manager—I saw the prisoner's face—I recognised his voice—I have no doubt he is the man—I said, "She is not here"—he closed the door gently after him—I next heard the blind roll down the stairs—I afterwards picked the prisoner out from seven people.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My father and Mr. Hill came up to me afterwards—I was not frightened when the prisoner looked in—I thought Mr. Hill had sent him—the interview did not last above a minute—I do not serve in the bar—I can hear very plainly in the kitchen when people are talking in the bar, and I have often heard the prisoner's voice.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-169" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BRITTON</persName> </hi>. I am a private watchman to Mr. Spencer, of Lisson Grove—on the night of the 10th of May I saw a man jump from a ledge at the back of the beerhouse on to a dung-cart in our mews, at about 10.20 p.m.—it is a flat roof which covers the kitchen—I ran after the man—he was carrying his boots in his left hand, and running on his stocking soles—he ran into Duke Street, through Devonshire Street and Exeter Street, where I lost sight of him—from his stature and build I believe the prisoner to be the man—I made a communication to Mr. Hill and I saw him go upstairs with the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the face of the man—he was placed with three others at the station; I would not pledge my oath to his being the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-170" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLARKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector D</hi>). I was on duty on this night—from information I went and examined the premises, and found the window and the stairs broken, and broken glass lying on the stairs—there was a dung-cart in the mews at the back of the premises from which a person could climb on to the building—there were marks on the wall as if a person's toes had been scratching down it and getting up—I found Maud Wright sitting up in bed—she gave me a description of the prisoner—he was brought to the station on 4th of June, and she picked him out from seven other men without the slightest hesitation—I read the charge to the prisoner—he said "I know that I was in the bedroom, but I did not steal anything; I might have done so, as there was plenty lying about," or "plenty there"—I made this memorandum directly after.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Hill and Maud Wright were present when he made</p>
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<p>the statement—he said other things which were irrelevant, which I did not take down—I am positive he used the words "plenty there."(
<hi rend="italic">The deposition being read, stated</hi>: "I know I was in the bedroom, but I did not steal anything, which I might have done, there was plenty to steal") I am not certain that those were the exact words—I have given them to the best of my recollection—I did use those words at the police-court—I may have made a mistake.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He did not deny being in the bedroom—I am quite sure he used the words "There was plenty there to steal"—I have a great deal to do every day, and a great many words to remember—he was not brought in on any other charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EATON</persName> </hi>. I am a constable of the Criminal Investigation Depart
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I did not say 'Take me back and it will be all right."</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-413-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. †—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CUNNINGHAM</hi>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-174" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—I live at 16, Thames Street, Commercial Road—I have not lived with the prisoner for six months previous to the 11th May—on that evening I was coming out of 16, Thames Street—I saw the prisoner knocking at the door three doors off—he came to me and offered his hand—he said "Do you intend to live with me again?"—I said "No"—he said "I will follow you"—I said "If you follow me, I will give you in charge"—he said "You cannot give me in charge, you have nothing to give me charge for"—I said "I can give you in charge if it is only for threatening my life with a knife"—he said "I did not"—I said "You did"—I went on up the street—he said "I will go wherever you go"—I said "When I get to the top of the street I shall see a policeman and will give you in charge"—he said "I will follow you and I will do for you"—on the previous Sunday he had come to me and asked me for a bonnet and shawl, and I gave them to him—he also asked me for two rings and the earrings I am wearing now—I said I would not give them to him—he went away when I ordered him out of the room—I said "You have got all you want, leave the room"—when we got to the top of Thames Street, at the corner of Commercial Road, he caught hold of the back of my hair—he had taken a knife from his breast pocket—I said "Spare my life, do not do that whatever you do"—he ran the knife into my left breast, saying "Die, you"—I fell with the knife in me—I remember its being taken out—I fell with my face on the ground—I was taken to Dr. Cave's, and from there I was removed to the London Hospital, where I remained till the 27th of May.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was married to the prisoner fifteen years ago—I have lived with him twenty-one years—I lived with him before I was</p>
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<p>married—I have had nine children—the youngest is two years and seven months old—I have two sons in the militia—I do not know the young man that travels with a circus that I am accused of going with—my son did not find me in bed with him, nor with any young man—when I left the prisoner I left a child two and a half years old, and another nine years old—I quarreled with him—he had been drinking all the week—I went away with the man I am living with—he was a lodger—I went to fetch the child away a fortnight after, and was told it was in the country—the children have been in the workhouse three times—I have not been in prison—I have been in prison for twenty-one days—I was ashamed to own it—I have never left the prisoner before except to run into a neighbour's house from fear—I was there three days—I was not with another man—I did not sleep with a man—I sat in a chair all the while, and came backwards and forwards to see my children—I dare not stop with him—my eldest son is twenty years of age—the prisoner's brother visited me in the hospital—I did not confess to him nor to anybody that I had the disease—his brother told me he had it—I had it; the prisoner gave it to me; he brought it from London—I have known the man I am living with about fourteen weeks—I have not said I meant to get my husband penal servitude so that he could not interfere between me and the man—I did not scuffle with the prisoner till he attacked me—I was so stupefied I did not know what he did—it was my marriage ring he tried to take.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He said ho would do for me before I left him—he said he said he had got another woman to do for him and his children—the wound could not have been accidental—he was quite sober—I was sober—I had just come from work—this is the knife he brought in his pocket the night he did the deed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A thoemaker's knife</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-175" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS SEVIER</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of 9, Thames Street, Commercial Road—on the 11th of May, about 6.30, I saw the prosecutrix and the prisoner quarrelling—the prosecutrix said "I gave you on Sunday all you wanted, and cannot give you any more"—the prisoner said "Well, I'll follow you about till I do for you"—when they got to the arch in Thames Street the prisoner caught hold of the prosecutrix by the back of her nock and stabbed her in the breast with a knife—I was behind—I saw the knife flash in the air as it was held up in his right hand—I rushed to the woman—I saw the prisoner lying on his wife's chest on the ground—she got up and ran into a butcher's shop—I assisted in taking the woman to a doctor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was daylight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It looked to me as if it was done for the purpose.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 140). On 11th May, between 6 and 7 p.m. I saw a crowd in the Commercial Road—I took the prisoner into custody for stabbing the prosecutrix with a knife—this was the knife which was handed to me by one of the mob, who said in the prisoner's hearing "He has stabbed his wife with a knife"—when I told the prisoner the charge he said "I hope it will finish her, she will be done for then"—he was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-177" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD"/>ALBERT EDWARD JONES</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon in the London-Hospital—the prosecutrix was admitted on the 11th, between 6 and 7 p.m—I found a punctured wound in the left chest between the second and third rib, implicating the lung—she was suffering from the shock, and from loss of blood—she had also a small wound on the third finger of the left hand, the ring finger—she was under my treatment from the 11th to the</p>
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<p>27th, when she was discharged—it was a dangerous wound—the pro
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is difficult to say what force was used; it might have gone in with slight force; the danger arose from happening to hit a dangerous part rather than from the force used.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner stated before the Magistrate that the prosecutrix went away and lived with another man.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARMER SLEIGH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-182" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH RAPPERTY</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—he was a foreman tailor—I now live at Hollywood Road, Kensington—on 17th March last I left him, and have since then been living apart maintaining myself—we were then living at 41, Sidney Street, Brompton Road—I left him at that house and did not see him again till I saw him at the Infirmary on the afternoon of 1st June—on the Monday, the day before, I received this letter—it is my husband's writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated from the Chelsea Infirmary, and contained an urgent request for his wife to come and see him and bring his son Edwin, and complaining that a previous letter sent to her, enclosed in one to his son Frank, had not been delivered to her.</hi>) This other letter is also my husband's writing, and is the one sent to my son. (
<hi rend="italic">This also contained a request for his wife to come and see him.</hi>) In consequence of the letters I went to the Chelsea Infirmary and saw the prisoner—he said, "Have you brought Edwin?"—I said I had not—he then said, "Go"—I went half-way down the infirmary—he followed and caught hold of me and said, "Do come and talk matters over"—I went back with him and we had a conver
<lb/>sation about different things—he asked me if I would live with him again—I said I could not think of doing so, as the life we had led the last few months, I could not live with him anymore—he asked me again and again. if I would live with him, as he knew that I had four rooms, and would I make him up a bed where I was living—I said they were not my apart
<lb/>ments and I could not do so—ho importuned me so much, that I told him if he kept sober three months and came to me a different man, I might give him a different answer—with that he put his arm round me, and with the right made three stabs at me with this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he said some
<lb/>thing at the time—I don't know what—I was too excited—some one in the ward took hold of him—he stabbed me once under the heart and once here—that was only a scratch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been married to the prisoner over 20 years—he held a situation of foreman tailor in Bond Street for 11 years—he got very</p>
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<p>good wages and kept a good home till three years ago, when he left Bond Street—I heard him make a long statement at the police-court—when he was in a situation he allowed me money for homo and the children—he was a good husband and father when he was a teetotaler, but when he was drunk he was anything but that—he was a teetotaler for six year—I have lived at 41, Sidney Street, two years—he said at the police-court that I was too familiar with one of my lodgers—he did not mention any name—there was no truth whatever in that supposition—the 17th of March was his birthday—he went out that day to the public-house, that was all—he was in and out all day from six in the morning, 10 minutes at a time—the last time he came in was about five in the evening—the furniture of the house was then in a van being moved—my lodger and my son and daughter were in the house—he was not locked up in an empty parlour while the furniture went away—he was never locked up at all—he went into an empty parlour and the things that were being moved blockaded the door—he could get out—I heard him say at the police-court, "They locked me in the empty parlour; except an old sofa, everything was stripped," but it was false—he was in the parlour, but it was not empty—I did not leave the house before he got out of the parlour—when I left the house at 10 at night he was in the kitchen—my son took me away from him because he was follow
<lb/>ing me from room to room threatening me—he had the full scope of the house to go where he liked—it was my son Frank that he wrote the letter to—I left the prisoner on 17th March—when this happened he must have had the knife concealed on his person—I did not see where he took it from—he walked over to the window on the opposite side of the ward to look at the time—it was not in his locker, because I looked—I did not hear him say at the police-court that it was in his locker, nor did I hear him say, "I wanted to frighten her to get her private address; I had no intention of hurting her in the least; I thought by being locked up I would get her private address"—he asked for my private address when he was in charge at the police-station—I refused to let him have it—I had my reasons—I told him I could not think of living with him after his unmanly conduct and his threats to me—he had no cause to be jealous—I don't know whether he was jealous or not—I don't know that he was jealous of me and the young man lodger—he never complained of it—he was more intimate with him than I was—he was not jealous—there were no words between us about this young man—we had a frightful quarrel, which was the cause of my leaving him—he came home and abused me and struck me because I had not money to give him for drink; that was all—nothing was said about the lodger—it had nothing to do with that subject—am I compelled to give the young man's name?—It is Webber—I have two young men lodgers, Webber and Peel—I don't know which you allude to—Peel is outside—I mentioned Webber, because the prisoner has been going about to my friends and talking about that young man and me—he could not be jealous of him, he is a young man of 23, a friend of my son's—he is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18800628-name-183" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MANNING</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, living at 67, North Street, Knightsbridge—I was in the ward on the afternoon of 1st June—I heard a noise and saw the prosecutrix and prisoner struggling together—he had his left arm round her neck and a knife in his right hand—I saw him make three or four plunges at her—he said "You b—, I will do for you"—I went and got the woman away, and took her to the nurse.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1880.</p>
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