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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TRUSCOTT, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TWELFTH SESSION, HELD OCTOBER 18TH, 1880.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS & SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE, E.C.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, October 18th, 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>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> The Hon.
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-2" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DENMAN</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of the Common Pleas Division of the High Court of Justice; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES SYNGE BOWEN</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-4" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Knt., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TRUSCOTT, MAYOR. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody-two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, good money, and 5 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had the packets given me at the public-house by a gentleman named Tyler to mind for him for half an hour, and before he returned I was taken into custody, and when I saw it was bad money I was quite surprised and did not know what to say at the moment.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801018-542-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-27" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-27" type="given" value="MESSES HORACE"/>MESSES. HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-28" type="surname" value="GREGORY"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-28" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GREGORY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 155). On 11th September, about 8 p.m., I was outside the Two Spies and saw the prisoner there; I saw him go up to several men who were standing there and give them something, which he appeared to take from his pocket—he then went towards Castle Street; I followed and stopped him with another man named Wilson—I told the prisoner I should search him, as I suspected him of having some counterfeit coin in his possession—I found in his right-hand coat pocket a packet done up in brown paper, which con
<lb/>tained 16 counterfeit florins, with a piece of paper between each—he said a man named Williams had given them to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-29" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JUPE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant L</hi>). I was with Gregory—I saw the prisoner, in company with Wilson, in and out of the Two Spies, with others—I saw the prisoner pass something to other persons—when the coins were found on him he said a man named Williams gave them to him—he was asked who Williams was—he said he did not know, and did not know where he lived.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-30" type="surname" value="READER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-30" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM READER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). I was with Gregory and Duke and was present when the packet was taken from the prisoner, it was handed to me—this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-31" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-31" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am guilty; Wilson is innocent."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a written defence, stated that the parcel was given to him by Williams to take to Regent Circus, where he was to meet him and pay him for his trouble.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18801018-542-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-542-18801018 t18801018-542-punishment-6"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE NORMAN</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18801018-543-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-543-offence-1 t18801018-name-34"/>James Diamond</persName> with intent to disable
<hi rend="italic">him. Second Count,</hi> to do him grievous bodily harm.
<hi rend="italic">Third Count,</hi> to resist and prevent the apprehension of Smith.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. LEVY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-35" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DIAMOND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman BR</hi> 18). On Sunday morning, 22nd August, about 12 o'clock or a little after, I was in Leader Street, Chelsea—I heard screams coming from the neighbourhood of Oakham Street—I went to the corner of Wickham Place and saw a crowd of people—there was a Mrs. O'Brien there—she made a complaint to me; in consequence of not seeing any signs of violence upon her I refused to take the charge—she then flew at her husband; I separated them and endeavoured to disperse the crowd—I then saw the two prisoners with two females, one standing in front of Smith—I saw Smith with his arm back as though to strike a blow at the female with his clenched fist—I got in between them, put one hand on Smith and one hand on the female, and said "Don't strike the woman"—I don't know what Smith</p>
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<p>said at firsts he made some remark, but as soon as he got into the road he said "God strike me bleeding blind you don't go alive out of this street to-night"—Norman said "You have got none of your bleeding
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> with you here to-night; we have got you here now and we will settle you"—Smith tried to get at me, but the female kept him back—he said "Let me go and I will smash his bleeding brains out"—I said "I don't wish to have anything to say to you, go quietly away, it will be all the better for you"—upon that they walked a little way down the street—the woman whom Smith was about to strike rushed out at her door, and calling to the prisoners to come back, said she would fight either of them—I went and put her back and closed the door after her—I waited outside the door two or three minutes; I then looked down the street, I could not see the prisoners, and I thought they had gone out of the street altogether—I went a little way down and saw the prisoners on the dark side, underneath a wall—Smith rushed across the road and said "I have got you now," and struck me a terrific blow just over the left eye—as soon as I could recover myself I closed with him and got him by the scarf—as soon as he found I had hold of him he gave me a tremendous kick just on the inside of the right leg, above the ankle—I directly felt my leg give way, it would not support my weight—Norman rushed up to me, and between the two they forced me down on my back on the ground; I still had hold of Smith by my left hand—Norman got me by the throat and held me till I was very nearly strangled—I put back my hand to try and get my truncheon out, but it was gone—I then got hold of Norman by the scarf—I then had them both—a crowd rushed round me and got hold of the two prisoners and dragged them off me—I was dragged up with them—I was seized from behind and was pulled back ana the prisoners were pulled back with me, and we all fell down together—my leg got twisted underneath me in going down, and I called out "My leg is broken"—I was dragged up again—I still had hold of the two prisoners, one in each hand—some one struck me across the hand—I was thrown on the ground again, and when I was down both prisoners beat me about the head most unmerci
<lb/>fully—I said "Do you intend to kill me?"—they both said "We will do you if yon don't let us go"—they repeated that several times—I said "I will never let you go as long as I live"—we had a desperate struggle after that—I was rolled over and dragged along the street—I still kept hold of the prisoners; I never left them—I succeeded in holding them until the arrival of 131 B, and they were taken into custody—I said to the constable "For Heaven's sake try and hold them, my leg is broke and I am done"—I was taken to St. George's Hospital—I have suffered great pain in my back since, and my head and leg, and am unfit for duty—after I had handed the prisoners over to the constable I found they were getting too strong for him, and I dragged myself on my back and got hold of Smith—some one in the crowd brought me my truncheon and put it into my hand—he struggled so violently I could hardly hold him—I struck him over my shoulder, and I think I cut him across the head—the prisoners were total strangers to me, I never saw them before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were several people round Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien, not a very great number—I did not see the prisoners among them—When I first saw Smith he had his hand up to strike the woman—his</p>
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<p>statement "God strike me blind you shall not go out of the street alive" was not made to the woman, but to me—the woman was not there then; she had gone indoors—up to that time the prisoners had not done any
<lb/>thing to me—I often hear idle expressions without noticing them—when I saw the prisoners under the wall I did not see anybody else there—I believe there was one more person, but I did not see her; it was the female who was in company with them—it was then the attack was made upon me—after I succeeded in freeing myself a rush was made upon me by a crowd of people, and I was seized behind, and dragged backwards—both the prisoners said "I will do for you"—they used exactly the same words—there were several people there all the time; the night Was dark—I am quite sure the prisoners are the men—I never let go of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt some of the people would have helped me, but they were afraid—it is a very rough neighbourhood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-36" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-36" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 131). On 22nd August, about 12.30, I heard a shouting in Oakham Street—I went up, and found a large crowd—I worked my way through them, and found the two prisoners struggling with Diamond on the ground, he holding one in each hand—he saw "For Heaven's sake try and secure them both, my leg is smashed;" I caught old of both by the throat, and held them down for some con
<lb/>siderable time—they became very obstreperous, but I held them till assistance came, and they were taken to the station—they were sober, but had no doubt been drinking.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a large crowd of people, I should think over 200.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-37" type="surname" value="FISHER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-37" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am a M.R.O.S. and house surgeon at St. George's Hospital—I was called to see Diamond; he was suffering from a double fracture of the large bone of the right leg;, and a single fracture of the small bone of the same leg, above the ankle joint—the upper fracture was probably done by a kick, and the under fracture by the foot being twisted underneath by the force of the crowd—he is unfit for duty, and will certainly not be fit for six months, and his ankle will be permanently injured—he is an out-patient at present—I cannot speak to any bruises about the body, on account of my attention being drawn entirely to his leg; it was a dangerous injury, and required a great deal of attention.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-38" type="surname" value="ROYAL"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-38" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ROYAL</persName> </hi>. On Sunday morning, 22nd of August, about 12.40, I was going along Leader Street; a woman ran out of Oakham Street, and said "For God's sake there is a policeman being murdered up Oakham Street"—I ran up, and saw Diamond struggling with the prisoners—he asked me to go for assistance, and I went back and got Police-constable Wilby, and I then went on to the station, and gave information there—I went with Diamond to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-39" type="surname" value="FULLER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-39" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FULLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 87, Marlboro' Street—I was in Leader Street—hearing a woman calling out "Police" and "Murder" I went into Oakham Street, and saw Diamond on the ground—he had Norman down with him, and Smith was standing up—I saw Smith give one kick—I did not see Norman do anything—Wilby came up, and the prisoners were taken to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Diamond had hold of Smith as well as Norman by the throttle—I did not take hold of either; I was no good—I went with Diamond to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-543-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-543-18801018 t18801018-543-punishment-7"/>Two Years' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">stated: "We desire unanimously to express our sense of the brave conduct of the constable Diamond, and trust that the authorities will duly acknowledge them." The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">expressed his entire concurrence, and ordered a reward of</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to be paid to Diamond.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>544.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE COX</hi> (31)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-544-offence-1 t18801018-name-42"/>Frank Hudson</persName>, and stealing therein five silver spoons and other articles.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAMILTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18801018-544-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-544-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-43" type="surname" value="MICHELE"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-43" type="given" value="DE"/>MR. DE MICHELE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-44" type="surname" value="O'CONNER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-44" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN O'CONNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 150). On 14th September, at 4 a.m., I was on duty in Aberdeen Park—I saw the prisoners standing together in the shadow of a high wall—I went towards them—I was in uniform—as I went towards them they walked away quickly—I ran to overtake them, and they also ran—I followed Cox, and on passing Christ Church I saw him throw a white parcel over the hedge into the churchyard—I followed him, and he was stopped by Police-constable Newport—I did not lose right of him, only while he went round the corner—I apprehended Hamilton, and took him to the station—I found on Cox a gardener's knife, and on Hamilton, among other things, two brushes and a suit of clothes belonging to the prosecutor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-45" type="surname" value="NEWPORT"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-45" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NEWPORT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 225). On 14th September, at 4 o'clock in the morning, I was on duty in Highbury Grove—I saw the two prisoners running towards me—when they were within about 20 yards I called on them to stop—Cox then threw a white parcel over the church-yard—I saw it go over the hedge, and I heard it jingle—I stopped Cox—he said "What do you want me for? I have done nothing"—O'Connor came up and took Hamilton; I handed Cox over to another constable, and afterwards went to the churchyard, and there found a white bundle where I had seen it go over; it contained five silver spoons, a pair of sugar tongs, a salt spoon, and a bunch of keys—the prisoners were taken to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-46" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-46" type="surname" value="HUDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-46" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HUDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Common Council, and reside at 34, Highbury Grove—on 14th September, about 5 o'clock in the morn
<lb/>ing, I was called up by some constables—I examined my premises, and found that an entrance had been made at the back by the scullery window—an iron bar had been removed, and the stone in which it was set Was cut away—the house is enclosed by a garden wall, about 8 or 10 feet high—access could be had from the scullery into the basement—I identify the articles produced as mine—they were all taken from the basement, and are worth from 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cods Defence.</hi> On 13th September I went to see some friends, and returning home I laid down and went to sleep; about 3.30 I woke up. I did not know exactly where I was. I wanted to go to Highbury station. I met Hamilton, and asked him the way. He said he wanted to go the same way. I had a half-pint of rum in my pocket, which I gave him. We went along the road; he asked me to lend him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I had only 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. He said he would give me security, and he gave me these things. We saw a policeman coming along, and Hamilton said, "You had better throw them away, or you may get into trouble" and I threw them away, and the policeman took me into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COX</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-544-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-544-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction for housebreaking at this Court in December,</hi> 1878,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Sidney Smith.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-544-18801018 t18801018-544-punishment-8"/>Seven years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAMILTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction, having been then before convicted at this Court, and sentenced to Seven Years' Penal Servitude, and he teas now on ticket-of-leave.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that great credit was due to the police for their conduct in the case.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA PRICE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">alias</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DEAR</hi> </rs> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18801018-545-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and utter
<lb/>ing an order for the payment of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS COWIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAGGALLAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-48" type="surname" value="HOPWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-48" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HOPWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at Loveridge's dining-rooms, 83, High Holborn—on Monday, 13th September, about 1.10, the prisoner came there—she asked me if the other waiter had gone away—I said "Yes"—she inquired where he had gone to—I said I did not know—she said she was in the habit of cashing post-office orders there once a month—she said she wanted some dinner, and she had no money to pay for it unless I would cash the order—she produced this order for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner wrote the address on the back, "E. Price, 22, Mitcham Villas, West Drayton"—I took it to Mr. Loveridge, and told him something.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-49" type="surname" value="LOVERIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-49" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LOVERIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am proprietor of the dining-rooms—Hopwood brought me this order—I noticed that the figures were very clumsily made, and "I went to the West Central District Post-office, and saw Inspector Dassett—I showed him the order, and he came back with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-50" type="surname" value="DASSETT"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DASSETT</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of the West-Central District Post-office—on the afternoon of 13th September Mr. Loveridge came and handed me this order—I went with him to his dining-rooms, and there saw the prisoner—I asked her if she had presented that order to Mr. Loveridge; she said "I did"—I said "Do you wish him to cash it?"—she said "Yes"—I said "How do you wish to be paid?"—she said "I am not particular; half gold and half silver"—I said "There is some
<lb/>thing wrong about this order; will you come with me to the secretary's office at the General Post-office?"—she said "I have no objection"—we then went downstairs, and in the passage she said "How dare you detain me, I have done nothing wrong?"—I said "The money order, which appears to have been tampered with, has been found in your possession, and it will be my duty to take you to the secretary's office"—she said "I shall not go"—I said "If you do not go I shall call a police constable and give you into his custody"—she still refused, but asked me if I would go to her solicitor, Mr. Gordon, of 51, Lincoln's Inn Fields, who would vouch that she was a respectable woman—I assented, and crossed down Holborn to Gate Street—as we passed along I said to her "You will understand that whatever Mr. Gordon may say it will be my duty as an officer of the Post-office to take you to the secretary's office"—she said "Will you not take Mr. Gordon's word as to my respectability?"—I said "No"—she then consented to go with me to the secretary's—I called a cab and we got in—on the way to the office she told me that the order had been sent to her by Miss Read—I asked where Miss Read lived—she said "In the High Road, Mitcham"—on arriving at the secretary's office she told me she had another money-order for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I said "Who sent you that?"—she said "My washerwoman, Mrs. Connell,</p>
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<p>in payment of some money that she borrowed of me"—I said "Where does Mrs. Connell live?"—she said "At Spithead"—I said "That is rather a long way for your washerwoman to live"—she said "I mean over Bermondsey way, Dockhead."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-51" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-51" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-51" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the post-office receiver at Offord Road, Walthamstow—I remember the prisoner coming to the office on 11th. September—she asked for a money-order for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she brought the requisition order in her hand—she gave the name of Mary Brown; the name of the person to whom it was to be sent was Eliza Wood, payable at the chief office—I made out this order—there was then no figure in the pounds column, only the horizontal dash—I also made out this advice-note and sent it in the ordinary way—no alteration was made in the order by my authority or with my knowledge—when I gave it to the prisoner it was an order for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. only—the name of Emma Price is put as the payee, and it is endorsed "E. Price, 22, Mitcham Villa, West Drayton."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-52" type="surname" value="FRY"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-52" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY FRY</persName> </hi>. I am a police officer attached to the General Post-office—on 13th September I saw the prisoner there—she had a basket with her; I found in it this post-office order for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. issued at Dockhead, also a post-card addressed to Mrs. E. Dear, and a letter addressed to Mrs. E. Dear, Mrs. Linsoll, 19, Clarkson Road, Waltham
<lb/>stow, from Mr. Gordon, 51, Lincoln's Inn Fields—there were also two receipts and a withdrawal form on the Post-office Savings Bank—she said that she had her letters addressed to E. Dear, 19, Clarkson Road, Wood Street, Walthamstow, but she lived at No. 13—the name of the remitter on the requisition paper is Mary Brown, 22, Eden Road, Wal
<lb/>thamstow—I went there; I found no Mary Brown and no No. 22; the highest number is 18.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am innocent of altering the figures, but I am guilty of signing the orders. I have done it before. I thought I was forging if I signed another person's name, and therefore I signed my own."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in her defence stated that the got the orders from Miss Bead.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-545-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-545-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY of uttering.—</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18801018-545-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-545-18801018 t18801018-545-punishment-10"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 18, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>546.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">VINCENT CLAREMONT</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18801018-546-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-546-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to uttering a medal resembling a sovereign, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18801018-546-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-546-18801018 t18801018-546-punishment-11"/>Four Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-547-18801018" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS BURDETT</hi> (31)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HOLBORN</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-547-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-56" type="surname" value="AVORY"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-56" type="given" value="HORACE"/>MR. HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Burdett.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-57" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-57" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-57" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Columbia Market public-house—on 27th September the prisoners came in—Burdett asked for a pint of ale, and paid with a sixpence, which I put in the till, and gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—they both drank of the beer—Burdett then asked for another pint and a half ounce of tobacco, and paid with another sixpence—I put it into the till and gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he then called for another pint and another half ounce of tobacco—they both drank of the</p>
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<p>beer, and Burdett paid with another sixpence—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he than called for another pint, and a half ounce of tobacco, and paid me with another sixpence—I put it in the till and gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—this took about an hour and a half—I was quite alone in the bar—after the landlady came in Burdett called for another pint, but no tobacco; that was the fifth time—he gave me a sixpence; I bent it with my teeth—my mistress came into the bar, and I made a communication to her—she brought me four sixpences, and I sent the potman privately for a police
<lb/>man—I do not recollect receiving a sixpence from any other customer while the prisoners were there—I handed the five sixpences to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. Many people came in and went out while they were there—I did not swear before the Magistrate that half an ounce of tobacco was called for the fifth time. (
<hi rend="italic">It appeared by the depositions that the witness had done so.</hi>) I had been serving in the bar all day—the till had been cleared before I cleared it at 4 o'clock—I did not take the money away; I put it at the back of the bar—I do not re
<lb/>member what coins the other customers paid—the bar was never full—Holborn never spoke to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-58" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-58" type="surname" value="BEASLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-58" type="given" value="KITE"/>KITE BEASLEY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Columbia public-house—on 27th September I cleared the till about 2 o'clock, and again when I came home, at a little before 9 p.m., and shortly afterwards the barmaid called my attention to a sixpence which she had received—it was bent—I then examined the silver I had taken from the till, and found four bad six
<lb/>pences and no other sixpences—they were handed to the constable—a bad sixpence was brought to me the next evening by a customer who said that he got it in change at my house—it was the same sort and date as these.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not leave any small change in the till when I went out, but I did at the back, and the barmaid could take a sixpence from there to give change.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-59" type="surname" value="STUBBINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-59" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STUBBINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 135.) On 27th September I went with H 97 to the Columbia public-house, and the barmaid gave the prisoners in custody with these five bad sixpences (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they each said "We have no bad money"—I searched them at the station, and found on Burdett 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver and 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, and on Holborn 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. Burdett gave me his correct name and Address—I know nothing against him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Holborn.</hi> You went quietly with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-60" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These five sixpences are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Burdett's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have no idea of having any bad money. I only changed two sixpences, and did not get the change for one of them. If I had had any money I should not have Wanted to have stayed there."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Holborn's Defence.</hi> Burdett only changed two sixpences while I was in his Company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BURDETT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-547-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18801018-547-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-547-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-547-18801018 t18801018-547-punishment-12"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLBORN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18801018-547-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-547-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-547-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>548.
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<interp inst="def1-548-18801018" type="age" value="64"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PERCIVAL INGRAM</hi> (64)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-548-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18801018-548-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18801018-548-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing whilst employed in the Post-office two post letters containing two sovereigns and eight postage stamps, having been before convicted of felony in 1873.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18801018-548-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-548-18801018 t18801018-548-punishment-13"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-549-18801018" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES FLETCHER</hi> (34)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-549-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-549-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-549-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Having in his possession a. warrant for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and feloniously endorsing it without lawful authority with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J.P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSES; MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STEWART WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-63" type="surname" value="MCDOUGAL"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-63" type="given" value="JAMES THOMAS"/>JAMES THOMAS MCDOUGAL</persName> </hi>. I carry on business with my brothers as millers at 10, Mark Lane—on May 6,1878, the prisoner entered our service as traveller, and this agreement was entered into between us (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—I sub
<lb/>seqnently received from him this letter of May 18, 1878, agreeing to all the terms and conditions—his duty was to take orders and send them up to us, and we should send the goods and invoices—it was also his duty to collect accounts, and either to hand them to us when he came to the office, or else pay them in to our credit at the head office of the London and County Bank, or to any branch of the same, promptly, either the same day or not later than the day following—cheques made payable to bearer he was to deal with in the same way as cash—cheques to order he would either hand to us at the office or post them to us for our endorsement—he had no authority to endorse cheques for us by procuration or in any way—from 1878 up to July this year he pursued that practice so far as we were aware—the endorsements on these two cheques of 17th July for 39
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of Mr. Packer's, and this of August 7th for 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of Mr. Rayner's, are in the prisoner's writing—he had no authority to endorse them—we were not aware until he was dismissed that he had received those moneys—we have never received the money—in consequence of other matters he was given into custody—these lists are in his writing; they were left at our office by some one representing the prisoner, after his dismissal.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was to be paid by a commission ranging from 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a sack when we received cash for payment of the flour; he had no salary—we were to decide whether the commission was to be 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; it was determined by the price at which the flour was sold; that fluctuates very much—in taking orders from customers he would agree to a certain price within our limits; it was at our option to accept or not—we always supplied the flour as agreed upon—he has not complained that we did not—he did not make any claim for commission subsequent to his dis
<lb/>charge—an accountant did not come on his behalf and go through our books—I can't say whether an accountant came for that purpose; I did not see him; I never heard of any one calling to look at our accounts; I heard of some one calling to leave these lists of moneys which the prisoner said he had received on our account; I believe they include the sums in this indictment—we knew that he travelled on commission for Mr. Enever—his is a seed business—I do not know that he was in the habit of supplying the same customers with our flour and Mr. Enever's seed, or that he was paid for both in one cheque—I think this amount of 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is included in a charge for embezzlement—he was originally com
<lb/>mitted</p>
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<p>for embezzlement; we did not know all the facts when before the Magistrate; we had not seen the cheques then; we did not know of the endorsements—from the lists sent to us we believed he had received the money, but we did not know it was a forgery—we received security for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. according to the agreement—the prisoner came to the office about three weeks before he was given into custody, and I then said to him "Can you explain to me how it is that after advising us that you have received payment from several customers you have not paid those in directly to the London and County Bank to our credit, but we have reason to believe that you paid them to your own credit or that of a relative of yours at a bank the name of which we do not remember?"—I did not know that he had paid cheques in; I thought he had paid some cash in—there was some delay in our receiving the money he had received, and I wanted his explanation of the delay—the prisoner said in answer, "I thought it would expedite the payment of the money to your credit," and I said "Such a thing must not occur again"—he said it should not—we did not discharge him then—we gave him into custody on 2nd September;. we found out more irregularities—these lists were left after we gave him into custody—I won't be certain; I think it was three or four days before he was arrested—when he came to us he said that he had been in a firm of millers on his own account—it is not a fact that most of the customers he brought to us were his own customers—some said they were and some not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I had this conversation with him I said "Tell me plainly, are you holding back a single penny of our money? Be certain now and tell me the truth," and he replied "On my hot four I am not withholding a farthing"—his commission was overpaid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-64" type="surname" value="PACKER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-64" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK PACKER</persName> </hi>. I am a baker at Chatham—the prisoner called on me for orders—I was supplied with flour from McDougal Brothers—I paid the prisoner this cheque on 17th July, in payment of an account of McDougal Brothers, and produce the receipt—the cheque has been paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-65" type="surname" value="RAYNER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-65" type="given" value="BENJAMIN NUTT"/>BENJAMIN NUTT RAYNER</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer at Sittingbourne, and am a customer of the prosecutor—prior to 7th August I received flour from them, for which £35 was due—I gave this cheque to the prisoner—it has been paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-66" type="surname" value="SAMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-66" type="given" value="JOHN HAMPDEN"/>JOHN HAMPDEN SAMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the London and Provincial Bank, "Woolwich branch—the prisoner has an account there, not in his own name—he has been in the habit of paying cheques in to the account of Sheffield and Co., and he had authority to sign cheques and operate on the account—these two cheques were passed through our bank and credited to the account of Sheffield.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-67" type="surname" value="LOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-67" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT LOTT</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the prosecutor—I receive moneys and cheques sent up to the firm by the travellers—neither of these cheques have come to me from the prisoner—the endorsements are his writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not been present at the London and County Bank when the prisoner has paid in cheques; I cannot recollect an instance, I may have, as I go there every morning, and sometimes twice a day—I have not seen him endorse cheques—I have not seen any cheques paid in with his endorsement on them per procuration.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-68" type="surname" value="PERRY"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 830). I received the prisoner in custody on 2nd September from the prosecutor—nothing was said about forgery then; the charge was embezzlement.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The only remark he made was that he should prove Mr. McDougal owed him more money than he had kept back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCDOUGAL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) There are no accounts between us—I have our books here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801018-549-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-549-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18801018-549-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-549-18801018 t18801018-549-punishment-14"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>550.
<persName id="def1-550-18801018" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-550-18801018" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-550-18801018" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def1-550-18801018" type="surname" value="BILLING"/>
<interp inst="def1-550-18801018" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HENRY BILLING</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-550-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-550-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-550-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Fraudulently converting to his own use two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes and other property of
<persName id="t18801018-name-70" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-70" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-70" type="surname" value="HANKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-70" type="given" value="MARIANA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-550-offence-1 t18801018-name-70"/>Mariana Hankin</persName>, of Which he was a bailee.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for stealing 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., her money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MESSES. COWIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TORR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-71" type="surname" value="RIDLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-71" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RIDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Union Bank, in Princes Street—Mrs. Hankin is a customer of our bank—on 22nd September I cashed this 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque of hers, and gave for it three 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, Nos. 02009, '10, '11, dated 19th February—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are two of those notes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-72" type="surname" value="HANKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-72" type="given" value="MARIANA"/>MARIANA HANKIN</persName> </hi>. I reside at 30, Queen's Road, Upton Park, Essex—on 22nd September last I changed a cheque at the Union Bank, Princes Street, and received for it three 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes—I paid one of them away on the following Saturday to a wine merchant in Aldgate—on 29th September, soon after 10 a.m., I went to the post-office receiving house at Upton Park, which is kept by Dr. Budgett—the prisoner was not there at first, he came in soon after—I said to him "I wish to send 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Deal, I think I shall require two post-office orders, one for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the other for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner left the shop for a few minutes and then returned and said "You are right, Mrs. Hankin, will you have the kindness to sit down a few minutes? Mr. Ansell will be in"—Mr. Ansell is the station-master—he did not come, and after waiting a short time the prisoner took a small box from a shelf and said "We often send small boxes of this kind in different directions, and they always arrive safely; you have only to pay 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for registration"—at first I rather objected, but he reassured me, he said there would not be the slightest difficulty, that boxes were often sent, and always arrived safely so long as they were registered—I paid him 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for registration—I then put the two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes on the counter, with a sovereign, a half-sovereign, and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—the notes were two of those I had received. from the Union Bank—I wrote down on a piece of paper my address and that of Mr. Lush, Alfred College, Deal, to whom they were to be sent—the prisoner then said "I will take the numbers of the notes"—I replied "If you will give me a pen I will do it"—however, he looked at the notes and wrote something down, which I concluded was the numbers of the notes—he then took up the notes and folded them both into this small box, he then put the sovereign and half-sovereign in, and was pro
<lb/>ceeding to add the small change, when two persons came in in a great hurry and wanted something immediately—the prisoner went to the bottles and seemed to be in a great hurry to mix something for them—it is a chemist's shop—he said "Mrs. Hankin, will you oblige me by calling in this evening for the receipt?"—I said I would, and left—I called again in the evening; I found the prisoner was very busy in the shop—he looked up and said "It is all right, Mrs. Hankin, will you oblige by stepping in in the morning?"—he did not ask me for any money for postage—I sent a letter of advice to Mr. Lush the same day, but did not post it at that office—next morning, Thursday, I was not</p>
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<p>able to go to the post-office—I went in the evening, the prisoner was then very busy counting out money, and there were several people in the shop when he saw me he looked up anxiously and said "Oh, Mrs. Hankin, I am very sorry, will you oblige by coming in the morning for the receipt—I did not like the delay, but I had no objection, and left, rather un willingly—I called again next morning, 1st October, saw the prisoner, and asked for the receipt—he said "I am very sorry, but to tell yon the truth, I forgot to register the box"—I said "You forgot I that is not business please to give me a receipt, you know I paid 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for a registration"—he said "I will give you back the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—I refused to accept it, and demanded a receipt—he laid he could not give me a regular receipt, but he would give me a receipt, so he accordingly gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was not in the state it is now when he gave it me, there was no signature to it, nor was the amount of the money written on it—I wrote the amount, 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and then demanded his signature—there was no stamp on it, it was affixed afterwards—the signature now is "E.H. Billing, pro G. Williams," but Mr. Williams was not there, he had left; he was in the same position as the prisoner, an assistant to Dr. Budgett—before I left the shop I asked the prisoner to give me the numbers of the notes he had written down—he said he had lost the paper—I noticed on the counter the sheet of paper on which my address and that of Mr. Lush was written, and I lifted it, thinking he had perhaps put the numbers on the other side, but he put his hand On it and said u The numbers are not there"—I said "It is of no importance, I can get the numbers at my bankers"—I then left, and never saw him afterwards—I went straight to the telegraph-office at Plaistow and telegraphed to Mr. Lush, and received a reply—I then went to Dr. Budgett the same day and repre
<lb/>sented the case to him, and next day I went to the Bank and stopped the notes, and then went to St. Martin's-le-Grand and represented the case to the secretary—the prisoner did not say to me "As you have not the numbers of the notes, for safety I will change them," nor did I say to him "You can do as you wish"—I did not desire him to change the notes, for the evident reason, had he changed them the box would not have contained the money, it was too small; besides, it would have made the box heavier.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When I came in first you did not say that you were not acquainted with post-office duties—you. could not give me an answer as to the post-office orders, and you left the shop, I con
<lb/>cluded, to consult Mr. Ansell—I saw you were very busy when I called on the Friday—I did not say to you, "I wonder how you get on, having so much to do"—I do not remember your affixing a stamp on the receipt, and saying that would be sufficient to show that the money had been paid in the office, nor do I remember your saying that you were not a post-office official, and that that was the reason you signed Mr. Williams's name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There is a post-office stamp on the receipt—that was given me on the Friday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-73" type="surname" value="HAMPTON"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAMPTON</persName> </hi>. I was shop boy to Dr. Budgett—I remember Mrs. Hankin calling on Wednesday, 29th September—only Mrs. Hankin, I and the prisoner were then in the shop—I cleared the letter-box that day at 12.15; the prisoner told me to do so—I put the letters on the counter and he looked over them—I did not notice a large pill-box amongst them</p>
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<p>or anything unusual—the letter-carrier came from Plaistow for the letters at 12.15—the previous collection had been at 9.30 that morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember your having a box of this description in
<hi rend="italic">your</hi> hand and putting something into it; I did not see what it was—there was some cotton-wool; that was when Mrs. Hankin was there On the wednesday afternoon, 29th September; I think it was after she had been—I have not said that I saw you put notes or money in it; I said so but I did not mean it; I did not see it—this box was not among the letters that I put on the counter at 12.15—I did not finish clearing out the letters when the postman was there—I emptied the box—I have some times found something left behind on the side of the letter-box where the papers are kept—it often occurs that the letters are left till the last moment when we see the postman coming in at the door—you tie them up; sometimes the postman does it himself while you are writing out the blue bill—I heard Dr. Budgett abuse you on the Friday night—he called you a liar, a rogue, and a blackguard, and showed you out—I have seen you once at the post-office since you left—you came hack, that evening and asked if everything was right as regards the money—I saw you when you came on the Monday—you asked, if Mr. Williams had heard any news about the money, and you paid me some money—you owe me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have nothing to do with the letters except clearing them out of the box and putting them on the counter—I am 11 years of not notice what the prisoner wrapped up in the wool, whether it was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes or money; I don't know that it was either.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-74" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-74" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>JOHN GEORGE RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a letter-carrier at Plaistow—I have been in the habit of calling at Upton Park Post-office to take the letters—on Wednesday, 29th September, I called for the morning delivery at 12.16—I received the letters from the prisoner—they were tied up before I got there; they should be—the prisoner made out a letter bill as usual, and handed it to me—this is it, with my signature attached to it—there it a space in the left-hand corner for registered letters; the word "Nil" is written there, with the initials "W.H.B."—I do not count the letter after I leave the office—they average about this number, 23; that would be a moderate collection for that hour—I have no knowledge of a parcel the, size of this box—if there had been it would not be tied up with the letters; it would not be counted as a letter; it would not be put down in the bill unless it was registered.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It may sometimes occur that the mail is not made up till I appear at the door—I have no recollection of saying to you, "Come, this won't do, young man; you are as bad as Mr. Williams; I shall have to make a report of this"—no account is set forth of boxes, or papers—I have never tied up the letters for you—when people cannot put boxes or papers in the outside letter-box they bring them in and put them on the letter-box—they could not be taken away without your seeing them, not while you were in the shop; they would be trespassing if they did because there is a space.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-75" type="surname" value="BUDGETT"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-75" type="given" value="JOHN ALFRED HENRY"/>DR. JOHN ALFRED HENRY BUDGETT</persName> </hi>. I reside at the Grove, Stratford—I set as post-office receiver at Upton Park, Plaistow, which is a chemist's and druggist's, and is about a mile and three-quarters from my house—I have a private wire from one place to the other—on 29th September and from than till the beginning of October, the prisoner was in my</p>
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<p>service at Upton Park—it was part of his duty to attend to the post-office business, to issue money orders, to register letters, and to give receipts for them—he had the control of the whole of the post-office money, as well as the money taken in the shop—on 29th September there was about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money—he would be able to give gold for two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—I was there between 7 and 8 in the evening—he made no communication to me about any application for a money order or a registered letter—I was there again on the 30th; he made no such communication to me then—on 1st October Mrs. Hankin called on me at my private house, and in consequence of what she said I went to the receiving house and saw the prisoner—I asked him how it was that he, having received money for a registered letter, had not registered such letter and sent its contents by post, and how it was that Mrs. Hankin, having applied for two post-office orders, he had not given them to her at her request—with reference to the post-office orders he would not give me any answer, but with reference to the other he said he had sent them for safety, and he had sent them off—he said it was all right, that if anything was wrong with reference to the money it must have occurred at the other end and not here, as he had sent the notes and the gold in a box, but he omitted to register it; he knew it was wrong to do so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If I come over any days I come on Tuesdays, Thurs
<lb/>days, and Saturdays—the business requires the assistant most in the morning before 12.30 and in the evening after 6 till 8.30 or 9, but the place has only just been opened; there is no business yet—I received a good reference with you from Mr. Watson, of the Civil Service Supply Association, or I should not have taken you—I told you you would nave to sign a declaration; you did not sign it, you had not the opportunity—I asked you for security for 50/.; you said you could get it—after ask—I ng you some questions about this affair I told you that you were no longer fit for my service and must go immediately, and I put you out—I no doubt called you a liar, a rogue, and a blackguard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-76" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-76" type="surname" value="LUSH"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-76" type="given" value="JAKES ROBERT"/>JAKES ROBERT LUSH</persName> </hi>. I am a Justice of the Peace for the Cinque Ports, and am Principal of Alfred College, Deal—I know Mrs. Hankin—I was expecting some money from her at the end of September—I have not received any letter or package from her since 29th September con
<lb/>taining 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or any sum—I received a telegram from her with regard to it, and I replied that I had not received it—on 4th October I received this telegram from W.H. Billing, "Have you received a box yet from Upton Park? Please wire reply. I duly sent it, and have witness of the enclosure"—I replied to that, but sent it to Mrs. Hankin, as I was under the impression that she had sent it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-77" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-77" type="surname" value="KEMP"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-77" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA KEMP</persName> </hi>. I am married—I live at 6, Queen Square, Upton Park, right opposite Dr. Budgett's shop—I knew the prisoner as assistant there—on Wednesday morning, 29th September, between 11 and 12, he came and asked if I could change a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—he gave it me—this is it (No 02010)—I gave him the change—I afterwards paid it to Mr. Morris in business.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a corn merchant in King Street Borough—on 30th September I received from Mrs. Kemp this 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note—the endorsement on it is "Kemp 30-9-80" in my writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-79" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am an official in the Bank of England—there are not two notes issued of the same number and date.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-80" type="given" value="ERNEST WILLIAM"/>ERNEST WILLIAM FOLKARD</persName> </hi>. I am a draper at Upton Park—on Wednesday morning, 29th September, the prisoner came and asked me to change a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note for him—I did so—I did not make my entry of the number—I paid it away in the course of business—I hive no means of tracing to whom I paid it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you with a box in your hand when you came in—I could not say what was in it—you said you were going to send it stay from the post-office—I don't remember your saying to whom.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-81" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-81" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am travelling clerk attached to the miss
<lb/>ing letter branch of the General Poet Office—on 11th October I was in the Waterloo Road shortly before 10, and saw the prisoner there—I was on the look-out for him—I stopped him and said, "Mr. Billing, I believe "—he said "Yes"—I was accompanied by Police-constable Lord—I said, "We belong to the Post-office; I wish you to accompany us there with reference to a registered letter irregularity which occurred at the Upton Park receiving-house on the 29th of last month"—he was put into a cab and taken to the General Post Office, and saw him in a private room there—I said, "Mrs. Hankin, of Queen's Road, Upton Park, has stated that she came to your office on the 29th and wished to take out two money orders for 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and you advised her to send the money in a registered letter"—he said, "Yes, I did; I enclosed the money in a small box, packed it up with brown paper, and addressed it to J. Lush, Sty, Alfred College, Deal, but I omitted to register it"—I said, "Did you enclose the two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes in the box which Mrs. Hankin gave you?"—he said, "No; I said to Mrs. Hankin, 'As you have not the numbers of the notes, for safety I had better change them;' Mrs. Hankin replied, 'Yon can do as you please,' or something to that effect. However, it was by her desire I changed them. I afterwards went out and changed one at Kemp's, the oilman, and the other at Folkard's, the draper's, and came back and made up the box, put the money in the box, and sent it my with the 12.30 collection"—I said, "Do you wish me to believe Rich an incredible statement, for you had the numbers of the notes before you, and could have taken them at the time?"—he replied, "Well, I must confess it don't appear feasible, but what I have stated about dunging the notes is quite correct"—I said, "I shall have to make one further inquiry, and shall charge you with stealing the money, the property of Mrs. Hankin"—he said, "Don't do that; I know what the law is as well as you do; I know I am liable, for I took the money, and what I shall have to do will be to make it good, of course"—I had this note with me, and I put it down before him and said, "This is one of the notes which Mrs. Hankin gave you"—he said, "Yes, I think it is by the number, but it wan not like that when I changed it," pointing to the cancelling—I said, "I shall charge you with stealing the money, consisting of two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and the rest in cash, the property of Mrs. Hankin—he said, "Very well"—he said he had sent it away without being registered, and he had endeavoured to trace it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not want any pressing to answer my ques
<lb/>tions; you answered me very freely.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LORD</hi>. I am an officer attached to the Post-office—I took the prisoner into custody—I was with Mr. Stevens.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found on you a testimonial dated October, 1877. the
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner, in his defence, stated that having numerous duties to perform he had omitted to register the letter, but that h put the money in the box and sent it off in the usual way.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-550-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-550-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<p>551.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES DAWS</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-551-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-551-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-551-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in in his possession with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MORICE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-83" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-83" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HAYDON</persName> </hi>. My husband is a cooper, of 2, Brodier Road, Stoke Newington—on 20th September, between 4 and 5 o'clock, the prisoner bought a musical box of me for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I had not known him before—he gave me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in good money, and 10 bad florins—I put them into my pocket, and sent my little girl out twice the same evening, first with two florins and afterwards with a third—that was between 7 and 8 o'clock—she brought back the third florin—I took the eight florins to the station, and saw the inspector mark them all: two of them the little girl did not bring back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner called first on Sunday, but I had not the musical box at home then, and he came again on Monday—he knew that I had it from my husband, who is in Holloway Prison.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-84" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-84" type="surname" value="HAYDON"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-84" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HAYDON</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Junior.</hi> I am 9 years old—I am the daughter of the last witness—she sent me out three times on the evening of 20th September on errands, and I took a florin to each place—on the third occasion I went to the Rochester Arms, handed the florin to the barmaid, who gave it back to me bent, and I gave it to my mother.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I bought some bread and some tea with the first two florins, and they were taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-85" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-85" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH CLEMENTS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Rochester Arms, Stoke Newington Road—the last witness tendered me a bad florin on 20th September—I bent it and returned it to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not give her in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHAPMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector N.</hi>) On 21st November Mrs. Haydon came to the station and handed me eight florins, one of which was bent—I marked them in her presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-87" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-87" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHAPMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi>). On 22nd September I received these eight florins from the inspector and some information—on 1st October I went to the Caledonian Road Police-station and saw the prisoner; I said, "I shall take you in custody for uttering 10 counterfeit florins on 20th September to Mrs. Haydon"—he said, "I took them in change for a sovereign in a public-house bar in Seven Dials"—I said, "You know the name of the house?"—he said, "No, but I can find it"—I took him by train to Dalston, and was waiting there for a cab when he escaped from me down Hobart Street—he got over a wall and dropped down about 17 feet on to the North London Railway—I went after him and he ran along the line towards Hackney; got up an embankment and I lost him—that was a mile from where he escaped from me; I had had him in custody about half an hour—I saw him again five or six hours afterwards in Southgate Road, a mile and a half from where I lost him, and took him—his whiskers had then been shaved off—on the road to the station he said, "I am very sorry I got away."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> An appointment had been made with him to come to</p>
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<p>the Caledonian Road Station, and I found him there—no one knew him, bet some one asked him to come to the station after I had traced him—I found on him a police supervision paper—persons uuder supervision have to report themselves periodically at the nearest police-station they hare to give their place of abode and not change it without giving notice within 48 hours—the penalty for neglect is 12 months' imprisonment with hard labour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-88" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins are, all bad, three are from the same mould as the one that if bent, 1872, and these are two of 1874.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I admit I gave the coins to Mrs. Hay don, but I did not know they were bad."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18801018-551-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-551-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in August</hi>, 1869.—
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<p>552.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HAYES</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-552-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18801018-552-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his possession with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-90" type="surname" value="DOWNS"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-90" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DOWNS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On 2nd October, about 7.30 p.m. I saw the prisoner jn Aldersgate Street with two other men, one of whom was Thompson (
<hi rend="italic">See next case</hi>); Hayes took something from his pocket and gave it to Thompson, who went to the Manchester Cigar Stores, re
<lb/>mained a minute or two, and came out and joined Hayes and the other man—I went into the shop and communicated with the assistant—they all three went along Barbican to the corner of Bed Cross Street, where Haves took something from his pocket and gave it to Thompson, who went into the Barbican dairy and threw a half-crown on the counter he received change and came out and joined Hayes and the other men—I feat into the dairy, saw the half-crown, and marked it—they then went up Golden Lane, where Thompson went into a public-house, and they all came back to Bed Cross Street, where Hayes took something from his pocket and gave it to Thompson, who went into the Barbican beer-house, and came out and joined the others—they went on to Chiswell Street, There Hayes gave Thompson something, who went into a pork butcher's, came out and joined the others, and they stopped at the end of Milton Street, where Hayes took something from his pocket, and I saw a paper parcel in his hand; he took something from it, rubbed it at the back of his head on his hair, and then gave it to Thompson; they went into Aldermanbury, and Thompson went into the Weaver's Arms—I obtained assistance; he came out and joined the others, who were waiting on the other side of the road—I sent Rollings into the Weavers Anna, and when he came out I seized Thompson; Hayes ducked under my arm and ran down Fore Street, and as he ran he dived his hand into his right trousers pocket, I called to Boilings to seize his hand—I took Thompson to the station, and when Hayes was brought in I searched him and found be good shillings, four sixpences, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, two packets of tabacco, a cigar, and some eggs smashed, in his coat pocket—he said, "I live somewhere in the Commercial Road"—the cooking clerk said, "Where?"—he said, "I don't know, because we only removed there this morning"—Thompson and Hayes were then charged together—Hayes said, "I know nothing of the packet, and I never saw Thompson before in my life"—I said, "The tobacco which Thompson purchased was found on you"—he said, "Oh! you will say anything"—Crump then brought</p>
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<p>in a packet containing five half-crowns, which I marked—I also received a half-crown from the Weaver's Arms, and another from Sergeant Taylor; here are eight altogether.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you take the tobacco from Thompson—several packets of tobacco were found on you, but this one bears the address of the shop I saw Thompson go into.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-91" type="surname" value="MCPHEE"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-91" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MCPHEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 198). I heard a cry of "Stop thief" in Fore Street, and saw Hayes running; I stopped him and we both fell; he had a paper packet in his hand which he dropped in the struggle, and which was afterwards brought to the station; he said there that he had never seen it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-92" type="surname" value="ROLLINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROLLINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 577). I was in Fore Street in plain clothes; I saw a struggle about 15 yards from the corner of Alder
<lb/>manbury and saw a small paper packet leave Hayes's hand as he went over, and fall to the ground five or six yards from him; a bystander picked it up, and I told him to bring it to the station—there was a small crowd round—I had my eye on it during the interval, this is it—I assisted McPhee to take Hayes to the station—I received this half-crown at the Weaver's Arms and marked it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see a letter in your hand as you rose from the ground, I took your right hand and McPhee your left—that was after the packet fell—I could not reach it, and you were struggling to get away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-93" type="surname" value="CRUMP"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CRUMP</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the General Post-office—on 2nd October, about 8.45 p.m., I was in Fore Street, heard a cry of "Stop thief," and saw a man who I do not identify, as it was dark, struggling with a policeman—I heard something fall at my feet, picked it up, tore it, and found it was money wrapped in a piece of newspaper—this is it—it fell before the struggle; when the man was seized he threw it away about fifteen yards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw your arm move and heard the packet fall, but did not see it pass through the air, as it was very dark—I was about 20 yards from the struggle, and it fell at my feet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-94" type="surname" value="GRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Herbert Montague, tobacconist, of 139, Aldersgate Street—on 2nd October, about 7.30 p.m., Thompson came in, bought a packet of tobacco, and gave me a half-crown, and I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I then found it was bad, returned it to him, and he paid me with good money—this is the packet of tobacco, it has the name on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not come in, it was Thompson—you did not buy half an ounce of cut cavendish.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-95" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-95" type="surname" value="SEITHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-95" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SEITHEN</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a dairy at 32, Barbican—on Saturday night, 2nd October, a man who I cannot identify, came in, pur
<lb/>chased a cake, and gave me a half-crown; I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change-an officer came in in three or four minutes; I took the half-crown from my pocket and found it was bad, I marked it and put it in my pocket again; I had no other half-crown there—I afterwards gave it to Downs—this is it, here is my cross on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-96" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-96" type="surname" value="WEASER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-96" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE WEASER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Weaver's Arms, London Road—on Saturday evening, 2nd October, I served Thompson with a glass ale; he gave me a half-crown, I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left—Rollings came in directly, and I took the half-crown from the till and found it was bad—I marked it, this is it.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-97" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-97" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On Sunday morning, 3rd October, about 7.15 p.m., I was on duty in Fore Street and picked up this half-crown at the corner of Aldermanbury—I marked it and took it to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-98" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These five coins thrown away by Hayes are bad, they are dated 1817, 1874, 1875, and two of 1876, which are from the same mould—they had paper between them—the one picked up next morning is of 1875, and is from the same mould as the other—these two others are bad, one is of 1817, from the same mould as one thrown away by Hayes, and the other of 1876, from the same mould as the other three of that date.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is impossible for a man struggling on the ground to throw anything away. I had this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in my hand, and I spoke to several people asking for the address on it, 18, Cross Street—I went up to Thompson and asked him if he could direct me there, I had never seen him before in my life; they might have seen me pull that from my pocket, but nothing else. Nothing but good money was found on me. I swear I bought that packet for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-552-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-552-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of feloniously having counterfeit coin in his possession.</hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">The evidence of this witness in the last ease was read over to him from the shorthand notes, to which he added</hi>: I said to Thompson "I shall take you in custody for uttering counterfeit coin;" he said "I know nothing about it"—he refused his address, saying that his friends were very respectable, and he did not wish them to know—I found on him a good florin and 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—he was by Hayes's side when Hayes rubbed the coin on the back of his head; he could see what was done on every occasion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> I saw Hayes give you something five times; I think they were half-crowns—I knew better than to apprehend you then.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The shorthand notes of this witness's former examination were read over to him, to which he assented.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated their former evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Thompson's Defence.</hi> I tendered a good half-crown for a glass of ale, and when I came out this man asked me the way to Fore Street, and the policeman charged me. If Hayes kept giving me things why should I have nothing found on me?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. G. SMYTHIES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">cautioned the witness that he might be sent to prison if he did not tell the truth.</hi>) I remember now that I saw Wing go into Mrs. Gilder's shop and bring out the half of a fourpenny cake and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—he siid to Lake "Shall I go in and change it for you at Mrs. Gilder's?"—that was about 6 p.m.—I did not remember that when you asked me before—I am sure Wing was not there when Lake straightened the florin—Wing brought out the cake and the change, and gave it to Lake, who gave Wing 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and said "Come up to the beershop and I will give you a pot of beer;" that was between four of them; I was not to go—I was about three yards from them, and heard the conversation—it is not true that I first spoke to Lake and said "Give it to me, and I will get some corned beef and some bread with it"—he spoke to me first.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lake.</hi>) You did not say "I have picked up 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I don't know what it is, but you can go and get a loaf"—you were not trying to break it in two with a stone; you had no stone—Wing did not snatch it out of your hand; he said "Give it to me, and I will try and change it."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-107" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES AUBAN</persName> </hi>. On Sunday evening, 26th September, about 5.45, Shippey came into my shop for a quarter of a pound of beef and a half-quartern loaf—he gave me a florin; I bent it with my teeth, gave it back to him, and took back the beef and bread.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I said "Is your money good?" he said "Good, yes"—about an hour and a half afterwards I found it was bad, and gave it to Todd, who marked it—I had no other florin.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 300). On 30th September I took Lake near the Midland Railway Station, and told him the charge—he said "I will tell you all about it; I found the two-shilling piece, and was going to throw it away again when the boy Shippey said 'Let me have it and I will get some corned beef and bread with it;' I gave it to him, and he went into a shop in Little Clarendon Street, came out again, and said that he could not pass it. Wing snatched it out of my hand, and said 'I will soon pass it,' and went into Mrs. Gilder's and bought half a fourpenny cake, and gave me part of the cake and half the money"—I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-110" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NORTH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 380). On 26th September I took Wing in Euston Road, and told him the charge—he said "I did tender it, but Lake gave it to me, and I knew when I took it there that it was base."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Wing's Defence.</hi>) I am guilty of changing it, but I did not know it was bad; I took it from Lake's hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Lake's Defence.</hi>) I did not know it was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WING</hi>.†—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAKE</hi> **—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GODDARD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi> defended Faden.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). In consequence of in
<lb/>formation I watched the premises of Leach and Co., Newcastle Street, Farringdon Street on 16th September, about 11.30 a.m., and saw Goddard take a cartload of type to the prosecutor's other shop in Lincoln's Inn Fields—he then took the empty cart to the
<hi rend="italic">Illustrated London News</hi> office, from where he took a number of electrotype plates—this is one of the largest, and this one of the smallest (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he then drove to Shore
<lb/>ditch Church, where he left the boy who was with him, and went to 6, Margaret Place, Bethnal Green, a private house; there is nothing on the door to indicate a business—he got there about 1 o'clock—he drove direct to the door, went in for a few minutes, and came out and carried in the plates a few at a time—I left Inspector Wells at the top of the turning, and as I was entering the door I met Goddard, and pushed him back into the house, and said in Faden's hearing "I am a police
<lb/>officer, where is that type?" he made no reply, but Faden said "It is the first I have bought"—I said "Where is it?"—she pointed across the room, the door of which was open, and said "There it is by the window; I have just taken it off the scale"—I Said "Is that all he has brought that I see lying there?" she said "Yes"—I said "Are you the proprietress of the place?" she said "Yes"—I said "Have you a husband?" she said "Yes, but he is out"—I said "When do you expect him in?" she said "I cannot tell how long he will be, but I expect him in soon"—I asked Goddard "Have you any instructions to bring the type here?" he laid "No"—I asked to whom it belonged; he said "To Leach and Co."—Faden then said "I have not paid for it yet, I was going to borrow the money of a neighbour to pay for it: I was going to give him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a cwt"—I said "How much does it weigh?" she said "2cwt. 3qrs. less a few pounds"—they were both taken to the station with the plates—I then went back and searched the house, and found three half pecks of dross in the yard, which was strewn with tin: a melting pot was on the other side of the yard—the parlour had tin shavings all over the floor, and there were tin shavings in other rooms.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only took away the stereotype plates—I do not think I asked Faden how much they weighed; I will not swear I did not—I waited till her husband came home; his wife was then in the house—he told me later on that he was in the habit of clearing out tin factories and selling tin scraps—she appeared rather stout, as if near her confinement—I did not lock her husband up; he was there when the charge was read over—I found about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on Goddard, but nothing relating to the charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY GODFREY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Leach and Co.—their carting is done by Mr. Harriott, and Goddard was the foreman—the firm supplies the
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<p>back after they are done with—I had an idea that more plates went out than came back; my suspicion was aroused—Strahan made a communi
<lb/>cation to my employers, and after 28th August a watch was kept—the prisoner Goddard had to bring plates to Milford Lane every week—the metal of these plates is worth about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-117" type="surname" value="STRAHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-117" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD STRAHAN</persName> </hi>. I am a printer in the prosecutor's service at Little Queen Street—on 21st August I met Goddard in a public-house in Ton-bridge Street, Euston Road—I had a conversation with him, which I repeated to my employers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Faden received a good character</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Eerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18801018-556-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-556-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-556-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to six indictments for stealing a portmanteau and other goods, the property of the
<persName id="t18801018-name-119" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-119" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-556-offence-1 t18801018-name-119"/>London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Company</persName>; a portmanteau and other goods, the property of the London and North-Western Railway Com
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<interp inst="t18801018-556-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-556-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging and uttering orders for the payment of 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and a request for the delivery of a cheque-book, the value of 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</rs>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction for felony at the Middlesex Sessions in March, 1880.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18801018-556-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-556-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-556-18801018 t18801018-556-punishment-21"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>)</p> </div1>
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<p>557.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MILES</hi> (17)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-557-18801018" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-557-18801018" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-557-18801018" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def2-557-18801018" type="surname" value="BAINBRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="def2-557-18801018" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BAINBRIDGE</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-557-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-557-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-557-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/> to breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18801018-name-122" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-122" type="surname" value="HENOCKSBERGE"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-122" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-557-offence-1 t18801018-name-122"/>Alfred Henocksberge</persName>, and stealing three pairs of boots, his property,
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> receiving.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MILES</hi>** also
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to a conviction for felony in April, 1880, at Marlborough Street Police-court, in the name of Alfred Humphreys.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-557-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18801018-557-punishment-22" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-557-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-557-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-557-18801018 t18801018-557-punishment-22"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAINBRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18801018-557-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-557-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-557-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18801018-557-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-557-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-557-18801018 t18801018-557-punishment-23"/>Judgment Respited.</rs> </hi>)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18801018-558" type="date" value="18801018"/>
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<p>558.
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<interp inst="def1-558-18801018" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES GRANT</hi> (23)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-558-18801018" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-558-18801018" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-558-18801018" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def2-558-18801018" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="def2-558-18801018" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WILLIAMS</hi> (20)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-558-18801018" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-558-18801018" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def3-558-18801018" type="age" value="19"/>
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<interp inst="def3-558-18801018" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE HOLLAND</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-558-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-558-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-558-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to a burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18801018-name-126" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-126" type="surname" value="SALISBURY"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-126" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-558-offence-1 t18801018-name-126"/>Edward Salisbury</persName>, and stealing 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., five pounds of cigars, and other his goods.</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18801018-558-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-558-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-558-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GRANT</hi> also
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>** to a conviction for felony in October, 1879, at this Court.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18801018-558-punishment-24" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-558-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-558-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-558-18801018 t18801018-558-punishment-24"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18801018-558-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-558-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-558-18801018 t18801018-558-punishment-25"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>—Eighteen Months' Imprisonment</rs>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18801018-558-punishment-26" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-558-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-558-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-558-18801018 t18801018-558-punishment-26"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>)</p> </div1>
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<p>559.
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<interp inst="def1-559-18801018" type="age" value="18"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY BUCKLAND</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-559-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-559-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-559-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> to stealing in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-559-offence-1 t18801018-name-128"/>John Ruffle Mott</persName>, a chain, a pair of opera-glasses, and other goods,
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> receiving; and to two other similar indictments.—</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18801018-559-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-559-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-559-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18801018-559-punishment-27" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-559-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-559-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-559-18801018 t18801018-559-punishment-27"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>) And</p> </div1>
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<p>560.
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<interp inst="def1-560-18801018" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MCKAY</hi>** (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-560-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-560-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-560-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> to stealing a coat, the goods of
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-130" type="surname" value="GOULD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-560-offence-1 t18801018-name-130"/>Thomas Gould</persName>, and to a conviction for felony in June last at Marlborough Street Police-court.—</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-560-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-560-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18801018-560-punishment-28" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-560-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-560-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-560-18801018 t18801018-560-punishment-28"/>Two Years' Imprison
<lb/>ment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>561.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SCHOFIELD</hi> (50)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-561-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-561-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-561-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, Unlawfully and maliciously breaking a pane of glass to the value of 22
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-132" type="surname" value="COOLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COOLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Minories, and am a billiard-marker—the public-house is kept by Jane Lewis—the prisoner came in at 9 p.m. on 23rd September—she was too drunk to be served—I turned her out—she came in a second time a little before 11 p.m.—I heard the report of the window being broken about two minutes afterwards—I went outside—I saw the prisoner—I gave her into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-133" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 1, Avon Square—about 10.45 p.m. on 23rd September I was in Mrs. Lewis's public-house—the prisoner came in and threw a pint pot at the window—I went out after her and stopped her—the window was broken in pieces.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-134" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-134" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-134" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and keep the public-house at 17, Minories—the value of the window broken is 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18801018-561-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-561-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-561-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18801018-561-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-561-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-561-18801018 t18801018-561-punishment-29"/>Four Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>562.
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<interp inst="def1-562-18801018" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FULFORD GOOD</hi> (74)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18801018-562-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, Feloniously marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-562-offence-1 t18801018-name-136"/>Isabella Vickery</persName> during the life of Esther Anna, his wife.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ADDISON</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-137" type="surname" value="COWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-137" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman L</hi> 18). I apprehended the prisoner on the warrant produced on the 4th inst. at the instance of Isabella Vickery, a witness in this case—I told him I should take him into custody—he said "She knew I was a married man when I married her"—I produce a certified copy of the certificate of a marriage in the parish church, East Teignmouth, Devonshire, between William Fulford Good and Esther Ann Samuda, on 2nd January, 1860.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-138" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-138" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA VICKERY</persName> </hi>. I lived at 5, Vale Street, Stepney, when the prisoner was remanded—I had been in his service two years in Devonshire—I was married to him in August, 1876, at St. George's, Bloomsbury—I lived with him at Peckham, Hoxton, and Broadwell as his wife—I heard he had a wife two years ago—I was living with him then—I told him I had heard he had a wife—he said he did not think he had done wrong in marrying me, in the sight of God, he might have in the sight of man—before I was married to him I had been living with him as his wife at 129, Stamford Street—I had then no knowledge of his wife—that was in 1875.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18801018-562-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">For case tried in the Old Court, on Wednesday, see Surrey Cases.</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bowen.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 73). On Sunday, 29th August, at 3.30 p.m., I was on duty in Chenies Street, Tottenham Court Road, and saw the prisoner sitting on a doorstep with a female child in her lap; it had its arm up—it looked half starved—I asked her where she lived—she said "Not far from here"—I said "Where?"—she said "Draper's place"—I said "What number?"—she said "10"—I told her to get up and take the child home—she got up, walked a few yards, and fell in the gutter—she was drunk—I took her and the child to the station and charged her with being drunk and incapable of taking care of the child—the surgeon was sent for, and the child was removed to the workhouse at once—the prisoner was charged at Bow Street next morning, remanded for a week, and discharged on promising not to drink again—the child's clothes were very dirty and wet—I was present at the inquest on the child and heard the prisoner give her evidence, which was read over to her and she signed it—this is her deposition (
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. After she was charged I went to 10, Draper Street; her husband, who is a birdcage maker, was living there; they only occupied one room, and seemed in a very poor way—he works when he can get it to do—the only food I saw was some pieces of very dry bread in a cupboard—there was no furniture in the room—he had work going on at that time—the prisoner had a bottle of milk in her hand when I went up to her and a bottle of medicine—she was pouring the milk into the child's mouth—I left the bottle at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's deposition was here read as follows</hi>: "
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA ELIZABETH ALEXANDER</hi>. I reside at 10, Drapers Place, Euston Road. I am mother of deceased and wife to John Thomas Alexander, a birdcage maker. The deceased child was three months and two weeks old. I suckled the child for three weeks. When it was three weeks old it was taken into the University College Hospital as it was ill, and remained there three weeks. When the child came out of the hospital I had no breast milk, and then fed it with cow's milk. The child did not improve, and I took her to Middlesex Hospital. After I left the hospital with the child I sat down on a doorstep to feed the child, and a policeman told me to take it home. I got up, and the policeman then took me to the station, where I was charged with being drunk. The child was taken away from me and I was locked up. On the following day, Monday, I was taken before a Magistrate, and remanded for a week to the House of Detention, and was then brought up again before the Magistrate and was discharged. When I was let out I went to St. Giles's Workhouse three or four times to see the child. I had fed the deceased on milk and water, bread and milk, and arrowroot. The doctor at both hospitals told me to feed deceased with milk and water, as bread was too heavy for the child. I only fed it with bread and milk once after the doctor said I was to give it milk and water. I have had ten living children; seven have died. The body seen by the Jurors is that of my child, Rebecca Catherine Alexander."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-142" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA STAINSBURY</persName> </hi>. I am a laundress and a widow—I have lived about twelve months at 10, Draper's Place—the prisoner lived there with her husband, a birdcage maker, in one front room on the second floor—they came there about three months after me—they had five children, including the baby—one was about 18 years old—her husband used to go out to work—I remember this baby being born on 29th May; I saw it about five minutes afterwards, and from time to time afterwards—I waited on her for a fortnight—she said that she had no milk, and that appeared to be correct—I used to feed the child on gruel—it was a beautiful baby—the prisoner got on very well, and was able to get about in fifteen or sixteen days—she is not a sober woman—about the second day after she came down the baby looked very ill, and I persuaded her to take it to the University College Hospital, and it was away some time—when she got it back it had improved wonderfully—she always took it with her when she went out, but I never entered her room—she told me that she took it to Middlesex Hospital; that was about a week before she was taken in custody—I did not see her feed it from time to time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>and somewhat emaciated about its extremities, but not about its face—the bony prominences were more marked than usual, and it was ex
<lb/>tremely dirty—it appeared to be suffering from loss of flesh, and as it looked ill, and we had one or two empty beds, I took it in and took charge of it till 16th July, when tie mother fetched it—it improved very rapidly—it was then comparatively fat and quite healthy; the wrinkles had disappeared from the skin, but it was still a small child—I formed the opinion when it was brought in that the emaciation arose either from no food or from an excess of improper food—there was no disease; it improved the very first day; In fact it improved at once after washing—when the prisoner fetched it away I told her to bring it once or twice a week that I might see that it was kept clean and did not lose flesh, and she promised to do so—I directed her to feed it on milk with a certain portion of water—she stated that she had given it the breast up to the time she brought it in—I did not weigh it—the average weight of a child three months old is I think 10lb. or 121b.—a child has been born weighing 14lb., but the average is 6 1/2 lb.; female children are a little less—the child had no diarrhoea or cough in the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-144" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN TRINSELL</persName> </hi>. I am nurse at St. Giles's Workhouse—the deceased was brought there on 29th August, about 4 p.m.—it was dirty, and wet through from neglect, and it had lice about it—it was quite a skeleton—I attended to it at once, and sent for Dr. Lloyd—I weighed it four or five hours afterwards; it weighed 4 lb. 2 oz.—I weighed it again it the end of the week, and it weighed 5 lb. 2 oz.—it died on 15th September, about 5 a.m.—I weighed it when it was dead, and it weighed 61b. 2 oz.—Dr. Lloyd went away on the 2nd, and Dr. Staines attended to it—it improved—I gave it milk diluted with one-third of water—there was no diarrhosa or cough, and, as far as I can judge, there was nothing the matter with it but want—the mother came and saw it once, but she was in custody for a week—she could hot have brought the child there without the relieving officer's order; he would give her one if it was a proper case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-145" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LLOYD</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am medical officer to St. Giles's infirmary—I saw the child shortly after its admission; it was extremly thin; its skin seemed too large, as if the fat had been absorbed—it was wrinkled, and had the appearance of premature age—it weighed 4 lb. 2 oz.—we could not make out any disease—I directed the nurse to feed it carefully, and it mended at once—I went away on 2nd September for a holiday, and Mr. Staines did duty for me—I came back on 10th September; it was them lively and cheerful, and very much stouter—I saw it from day today, and it died on 15th September—I had seen it on the 14th; it had faintings for a day or two before—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination, and found no disease, but the mesenteric glands were enlarged, that was the direct cause of death—I came to the conclusion that it had been improperly fed, which had irritated the intestines, and enlargement of the glands was the consequence—I mean food upon which it ought not to have been fed, and which had not nourished it properly—I agree with Mr. Copley as to the weight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I think it had had food, but of an improper kind—meat would be bad, and so would bread—there were signs that it had been fed on food which was too strong for it—it was not starved to death, but improperly fed as far as I can judge.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-146" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN FRANCIS"/>JOHN FRANCIS STAINES</persName> </hi>. I am a licentiate of the College of Physicians—when Mr. Lloyd went for his holiday I took his place—I saw the child the first day of its admittance; it was in a most emaciated condition; it presented a very old appearance about the face, and weighed 4 lb 2 oz.—there was no disease or diarrhoea or cough to account for its condition—it continued to improve, and when Dr. Lloyd came back it weighed 1 lb. more than when he left—I was present at the
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi>, and consider that death arose from inanition, and it may have been accelerated by improper nursing, but more likely by improper feeding—a child fed on improper food would continue to get worse from day to day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The relieving officer would make inquiries to see if the woman was in a destitute condition, and if she was he would admit her and her child at once—if she did not want to go to the workhouse she could have brought the child, and I should have been compelled to order food for it, but she could not leave it there without the relieving officer making inquiries to know if they were destitute.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-147" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-147" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL STRIPLING</persName> </hi>. I am the Coroner's officer—after the child's death I went to 10, Draper's Place, and found the prisoner and her husband—I never saw a place so destitute in my life—there was only one child in the room, a boy between 10 and 11—the prisoner was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I only gave the milk I was ordered, and arrowroot, and if she did not eat the one I gave her the other.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-565-offence-1 t18801018-name-150"/>James Jones</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">The Grand Jury having ignored the Bill</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence on the Inquisition.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence on the Inquisition.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WOOLF</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREEMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended the</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-154" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-154" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WARD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant manager of the General Life and Fire Insurance Company—this policy (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was issued by them and attested by me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-155" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR RONALDSON</persName> </hi>. On 13th July I received instructions from Mr. J.H. Abel to issue a policy in respect of the premises 21, Great Cam
<lb/>bridge Street, Hackney Road—I sent particulars to the office, and received this policy on 28th July—I forwarded it to J. H. Abel on 31st August.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. H. ABEL</hi>. I received this policy about a week or a fortnight before I gave it to the prisoner—I had it about a week or a fortnight in my safe in the office, and sent it to him a day or two before the fire—he had asked me to insure him.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross examined.</hi> I have known him seven or eight years; he has always borne the character of an honourable and respectable man—I know his life; she drinks a great deal, which is the cause of their being on bad terms—I have heard her threaten to do for him, and get him into trouble.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was insured in the office, and had a fire—my claim of 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was paid, and about a few days afterwards I was applied to to take out a policy for the prisoner—he lives with his wife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-156" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-156" type="surname" value="CARMICHAEL"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-156" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY CARMICHAEL</persName> </hi>. My father is the leaseholder of these premises, and occupies the top shop; he is a horsehair weaver—the prisoner rents the remainder of the premises—on Friday, 10th September, about 9.15 p.m., after leaving the premises I returned to call Jane Young, one of the young women employed—you get to our workshop by going down the gateway, and up the staircase—the prisoner stopped me in the middle of the gateway, and I said I wanted Jane Young—he said that he would call her—I told him not to trouble, I would call her myself—it was too dark to go up, and I called at the bottom of the stairs; the prisoner stood by my side, so that I could not see into the part of the building he occupied—I satisfied myself that no one was on our part of the premises, and he told me they had been gone half an hour—a man was doing some
<lb/>thing to the cistern; it appeared as if it was being emptied.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not in the habit of going there in the evening unless I want one of the workpeople.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-157" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-157" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL SOUTHGATE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 662). On 10th September, about 11.10, I heard cries of "Fire"—I went to 21, Great Cambridge Street, and saw the prisoner's wife at the door of the house—there is another door leading to the street, a large gateway; that was closed, and locked up with two locks—I went into the house by the front door, and down a long passage to another door, which was locked—I broke off the lock, entered the prisoner's warehouse, and saw a pile of crates filled with paper and straw, and saturated with paraffin oil; that was all alight, and the ceiling was burnt—I put out the fire with water—Spanton was with me—there were two fires, one on the left side of the warehouse and one on the right under the stairs, where this basket was placed with this candle in it alight, and about eight other baskets of straw and paper on the top of it—the paper was wet with paraffin oil, but the smell has gone off now—Spanton extinguished the lights—I sent for the inspector, but before he came the prisoner came in—he told the inspector that he was not insured, or he did not think he was, and he had no policy—I took him to the station—he was searched, and this policy was found in his outside jacket pocket, and this key of the door at the foot of the steps—before I unfolded it he said, "That is my policy"—I have not tried the key, but both doors were locked—he was charged with setting fire to the house, but made no answer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When asked if he was insured he did not say, "I don't think I am; I have no policy yet"—he said afterwards, "I don't think I am; I have paid my premiums, but I have received no policy."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-158" type="surname" value="SPANTON"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SPANTON</persName> </hi>. I am a nailer, of 23, Great Cambridge Street—I saw the basket with the lighted candle in it—I did not hear the conver
<lb/>sation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-159" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-159" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PARKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G.</hi>) I was called, and the crates and candle were pointed out to me—I took down at the time what the prisoner said—I said, "How do you account for this?"—he said, "Some</p>
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<p>one must have been trying to do me a treat"—I said, "Are you insured?"—he said "No" paused, and said, "I don't think I am"—I said, "Surely you must know whether you are insured or not; where is your policy?"—he said, "I have no policy; I paid 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. premium, but I have not received the policy yet"—I siad, "How long had you left the warehouse when you heard of the fire?"—he said, "Three-quarters of an hour; I was in the Wellington public-house," that is 100 yards off, "when a little girl came and told me about it"—I said, "It is evident you must know about the fire, and I shall take you in custody"—I ordered the constable to take him—I cautioned him at the station, and he said, "I am quite certain I have not received the policy; I paid 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. premium to Mr. J. Thomas, 41, Vivian Road, Old Ford, in June or July last, and have not seen him since. There is a mistake about leaving the warehouse three-quarters of an hour before, as I told you; I left the warehouse about 10 o'clock as near as I can recollect"—I ordered him to be searched, and as the constable was pulling the policy from his pocket he said, "That is my policy"—he made no reply to the charge—I have made inquiry at 41, Vivian Road, Old Ford.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The policy was folded up, but not fastened up—it did not show any printing on the outside.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-160" type="surname" value="ROACH"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-160" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC ROACH</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 7, Queen Victoria Street, and am assessor and surveyor to several insurance offices—I went to these premises on 12th September, and found evidences of a fire having occurred—the outside value of the things in the warehouse was 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or taking an extreme value, 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there was no salvage—there were traces of crates burnt, but nothing of any value.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-161" type="surname" value="CATER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CATER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's son, and live at 21, Great Cam
<lb/>bridge Street—I worked with him on 10th September till 4 o'clock, and then went down and had my tea and stayed in the sitting-room till my father came in about 8 o'clock—he asked me what I had been doing all day, and I showed him in the shed—he asked me if I would have half a pint of beer; I said "Yes," and we went next door and had it—I don't know the sign, but it is not the Wellington—he left me there and said, "I shan't be long"—he did not come back, and about 9 o'clock I went indoors and asked if he was at home—he was not, and I came out again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi>) My father and mother are on very bad terms—my mother drinks a good deal, and she is then very dangerous and mis
<lb/>chievous, and does very violent things—I have heard her threaten to injure my father and get him into trouble—she did not, to my know
<lb/>ledge, know where the key of the warehouse was kept—I never knew it to be left about the house—I never had it—I do not know that my father has discharged any men lately—the warehouse has been broken into and plundered two or three times—the last time was about eight months ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I do not know that my father complained to the police about it, but I have heard him speak of it—I was living at home a month or five weeks before 11th September, but not now—I do not know what mischievous things my mother has done, but I know what she has said.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I have seen her strike him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-162" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-162" type="surname" value="CATER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-162" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA CATER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter—I got home about 6.30 that evening, and he was at home; he left home about 9 o'clock, and I did not see him again till he was fetched after the fire—he went to the</p>
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<p>warehouse just before he went out—I did not see another man go out—I saw a gentleman go into the warehouse by himself in the evening; my father was downstairs then—I did not mention that to my father—when my father came from the warehouse he took a lamp with him, but I don't know whether he left it there—I do not remember seeing it again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Father used to leave his pocket-book downstairs when he went to bed—I was up first in the morning and took in all letters and papers, and if he was not up when I left the house I used to put them in his pocket-book or his coat pocket, and I remember two mornings before taking in a large paper—I do not know what it was, but it was very much like this policy—I doubled it in half, not as it is now, but doubled it again—I have known my mother strike my father, and she used to smash the things up and break up the furniture.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> His pocket-book was in the kitchen, on a little shelf near the window—it had an elastic band—this was the morning before, on two mornings before—I put it in his pocket-book as I always used to do of a morning—I did not mention to him that I had done it; I never used to tell him unless I ran up to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I used often to open his letters if they were from any-body I knew, and sometimes when I did not know from whom they came—if it was any business letter I used to open it—I do not know whether this came in an envelope or with a piece of paper round it—it was in the letter-box—I last saw my father about 9 o'clock, we were then sitting in the kitchen—my mother was there—I was not home till 8.30—I was at my work when I came home, artificial flowers, and I was telling my mother that I was very queer—I had not been well—she did not get me any
<lb/>thing—she was doing nothing—when I came in, my father and mother were downstairs together—they had been quarrelling all the week, but they were not quarrelling then—she had been drinking all the week—she was not drunk then, but she had had enough—she is not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-163" type="surname" value="SOUTHGATE"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-163" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL SOUTHGATE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I took the policy out of the pocket; there was no pocket-book there—it was loose as it is now, but folded up—he had a small pocket-book full of papers in, I believe, his trousers pocket—I have not got it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. The wife was one of the persons calling out "Fire!"—she did not appear very anxious to give all the information she could—she did not tell a good deal to me, I was too busily engaged—she was very excited; she was afraid for the children in the room above.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The fire was not visible from the street, it was too far back—there is a little window in the kitchen where she could see the flames in the warehouse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18801018-567-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>568.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES MACKENZIE</hi> (30)</persName> was indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18801018-568-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-568-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-568-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY of the attempt.—</rs> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18801018-568-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-568-18801018 t18801018-568-punishment-31"/>Eighteen Months Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>569.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD MOSS</hi> (46)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-569-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-569-offence-1 t18801018-name-166"/>Edward Winter</persName>, with intent to murder him.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-167" type="surname" value="WINTER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-167" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WINTER</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of Victoria Place, St. Pancras—the prisoner occupied two parlours in my house for a week—he had lodged with me before, and I took him in out of kindness on account of his wife and children—his wife was in the hospital ill—on 15th September I went home to dinner about 12.30—my wife made a communication to me and I went up and knocked at the prisoner's door—he opened it and said "You old b—, I mean to do for you before I go"—he stabbed me several times, and said that every time—he gave me one stab behind my left ear and cut my chin—my wife came up and tried to take away the knife, but could not, and she was stabbed three times on her left breast over my shoulder—I fainted from loss of blood, and afterwards found myself in the hospital—I am still very weak and bad—I had had no quarrel with the prisoner—he is a shoemaker—he attacked me suddenly the moment I entered.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi>) He had been in the house a week this time, but before for two or three months on and off, going and coming—he had some children there; he has eight altogether—I went to his room to know the reason he was threatening our lives in the morning—that is what my wife said—when he opened the door I did not see his children—I did not see the table; he did not give me time—I won't swear that there was nothing to eat on the table—I spoke first—I said "What have you been kicking up a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with my wife for?" and he immediately struck me—I did not lay hands on him first, or on his clothes, or take him by his throat and ask him what he meant by talking to my wife in the morning—I do not know whether they were having dinner, or whether his daughter Rhoda was in the room—I did not go in, but I was pulled in—I did not go down to quarrel with him, but I wanted to tell him that he had said something to my wife in the morning—there had never been any quarrels between any of us before—I got three stabs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-168" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-168" type="surname" value="WINTER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-168" type="given" value="ELIZABETH ANN"/>ELIZABETH ANN WINTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on 15th September, about 8.30 a.m., I saw the prisoner at the foot of the stairs; he called my child an ugly animal—that was the first time I had seen him that morning—I asked him if it was my child he spoke to—he said "Yes, you d—old villain"—I asked him if he could make a pair of shoes before breakfast, and said "If you don't mind, standing there insulting me, I shall give you twelve months"—he said "I will give you two years looking through the bars"—his daughter told him to go and wash his mouth out—he went out with his children and I saw no more of him—my husband returned at 12 o'clock, and when he had eaten part of his dinner I told him the same as I have told you—he went and knocked at the door of the prisoner's room—I was on the first floor—I did not hear the words, but I heard a struggle, went down, and the prisoner had got my husband in front of him—I took my husband by the shoulders, took him away, and gave the prisoner notice to go on Saturday—I then found blood on my hands and laid hold of the prisoner, and he put the point of the knife through my fingers—finding I did not let go he
<hi rend="italic">made at</hi> my left breast two or three times—my husband was very faint; two men led him out, and at the top of the gate he dropped, and was taken in a cab to University Hospital—a woman told the prisoner to put the knife down, and after some minutes he put it down on his board—we had no quarrel before.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was in the house two months the first time, and nearly three months on and off—there are eight children—he did his work in the house, but sometimes I did not see him for two or three days together—my child used his broom in the yard and he told her to put it down and called her an ugly animal—I told him she did not hurt the broom—I do not remember calling him any names—I do not habit myself to using bad words—I do not know whether he was giving his children their dinner—they never had any regular dinner time; they had a piece of bread in their hands, but there was nothing to eat on the table—the children were all in the room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-169" type="surname" value="SHEABMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-169" type="given" value="PERCY EDWARD"/>PERCY EDWARD SHEABMAN</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at University College Hospital when Winter was brought in; he was in a state of collapse and had lost a little blood externally—he had three wounds, a stab perforating his chest below the nipple and near his heart—one cut had gone under the skin and glanced off, not perforating the wall of the chest—the stab was dangerous—he was unconscious—I attended him a month and he has quite recovered—this knife would inflict the wounds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were three wounds between 1 and 2 inches apart—I think they were deliberate wounds, and not done by the struggle; some amount of force was necessary.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE SERJEANT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 404). I took the prisoner after Winter was taken to the hospital—he was standing at his door, and as I advanced he came to meet me and said "I will give myself up, police
<lb/>man, for I have done it in self-defence"—I said "What did you do it with? come back to the house and show it to me"—we went to his room and he searched and produced this knife with blood on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-170" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-170" type="surname" value="MOSS"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-170" type="given" value="RHODA"/>RHODA MOSS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter; he is a theatrical shoe
<lb/>maker—this is the only knife he uses—he was on very bad terms with Mr. and Mrs. Winter—Mrs. Winter has had words with him before because he would not pay his rent until it was due—I only heard that once—I heard nothing about a broom—I was sent for that day from my business; I did not come back till 5 o'clock—none of my sisters are here—my father has not been odd in his manner lately.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-171" type="surname" value="GIBSON"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN ROWLAND"/>JOHN ROWLAND GIBSON</persName> </hi>, F.R.C.S. (
<hi rend="italic">Examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I am surgeon of Newgate—I have seen the prisoner in gaol ever since the 13th of this month—he did not ask to see me, I saw him as a matter of course, and have seen him every day since—he is in very good physical health, but no is under the belief that he has been followed and watched, and that there is a conspiracy to injure him with the parochial authorities—I think he is not in sound mental health; I think all these are delusions—I do not mean that he does not understand what he is doing, but he is under very powerful delusions which I think are very dangerous—I think he understands what he does—it is difficult for me to form an opinion as to what state he was in on 15th September; he was very excited, and knowing what I do as to the delusion under which he suffered, I believe he might believe that he committed the assault in self
<lb/>defence—he believes that every one is injuring him—he knew what he was doing, but he might think he was doing what was right, it is difficult to say.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>. I think he knows perfectly well what he is doing</p>
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<p>except when under the influence of that particular delusion—I think he knew what he was doing when he pleaded to this indictment, otherwise I should have interposed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-569-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-569-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801018-570-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-570-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing and receiving a watch, 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and three studs value 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the goods of
<persName id="t18801018-name-173" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-173" type="surname" value="HAY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-570-offence-1 t18801018-name-173"/>Andrew Hay</persName>, in his dwelling-house;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18801018-570-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-570-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of the
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-570-offence-2 t18801018-name-174"/>Earl of Bective</persName>, and stealing and receiving a necklace value 2,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and other goods of the value of 3,070
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his goods.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18801018-570-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-570-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-570-18801018 t18801018-570-punishment-33"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18801018-571" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18801018"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-571" type="date" value="18801018"/>
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<p>571.
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<interp inst="def1-571-18801018" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-571-18801018" type="age" value="30"/>
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<interp inst="def1-571-18801018" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CREED</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-571-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-571-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-571-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18801018-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-176" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-176" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801018-571-offence-1 t18801018-name-176"/>Walter King</persName>, and stealing 171b. of sugar, and other articles, his goods.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-177" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-177" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-177" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE KING</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Walter King—he keeps the Sportsman beerhouse, in Richard Street, St. George's-in-the-East—on 1st October the prisoner and another man came into the bar about 10.30 p.m.—I served them with a pint of ale—the prisoner had a black leather bag—one of them went to the back as if to go into the yard, the other remained talking to the customers at the bar—I next heard a noise in my parlour, and went to the window—I saw the prisoner, and then went into the parlour—I saw the window open leading to the pot-house—the prisoner was stooping to get out into the yard from the pot-house—there is a further door at the end of the pot-house—I immediately called "Quick!" to my husband and a friend—I missed tea and sugar and some other articles from the parlour—the window had been left shut, but not fastened—the sash was thrown up as wide as it could be.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-178" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-178" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER KING</persName> </hi>. I was called about 10.30 on this night—I went to the back in the yard—I saw a man in the pot-house—the door was partly shut—when I opened the door I saw the prisoner leaning against the wall—I asked him what he was doing there—he said "Nothing"—I caught hold of him and said "What business have you to open my parlour window and to go in there?"—he caught me by the throat—I called for assistance—two or three constables came and took him into custody—I saw him searched at the station—some tea, coffee, and sugar were found in his bag, and tea and coffee in his pockets—the window was let down but not fastened—the tea and sugar were in a bundle on my sofa.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I told the Magistrate that you seized me by the throat—you said "I will knock you down"—I then struck you in self-defence—you were sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-179" type="surname" value="DONN"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DONN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 309). On 1st October I saw the prisoner and another man in the Commercial Road—he carried a black bag—he turned down Richard Street and entered the Sportsman beerhouse—I went in there some little time afterwards—he was then given into my custody—he was struggling with the last witness—I took him to the station—he was then charged with being in the washhouse for an unlaw
<lb/>ful purpose—he was searched, and some tea and sugar and a cup found</p>
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<p>on him—I Went back to the Sportsman, and found in an outhouse 141b. of moist sugar—I examined the wall and found marks—I went into the parlour and found a mark of a boot on the sofa, of lime, which cor
<lb/>responded with the lime on the boot, the heel mark of the boot being towards the window—a black hand-bag had been taken down from the wall close to the sofa—60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold was in the safe when it was opened.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were perfectly sober—you gave your right name, but you had not this bag in your possession when you left home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "Me and this young man had been out all day together, and had had several drinks together. I do not remember going into this place till some one hit me on the eye and on the ear."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am a bricklayer. I was out of work, and had been to Petticoat Lane, where I go to buy and sell when I have nothing to do. I do not remember any more. I do not remember who hit me in the eye and ear. I have four children, and have always borne a good character. I was discharged from the army two years ago, and have been at work at Tooting and at Islington.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18801018-571-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-571-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-571-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18801018-571-punishment-34" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-571-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-571-punishment-34" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-571-18801018 t18801018-571-punishment-34"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18801018-572" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18801018"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-572" type="date" value="18801018"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18801018-572-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-572-18801018 t18801018-572-offence-1 t18801018-572-verdict-1"/>
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<p>572.
<persName id="def1-572-18801018" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-572-18801018" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-572-18801018" type="age" value="38"/>
<interp inst="def1-572-18801018" type="surname" value="MAINE"/>
<interp inst="def1-572-18801018" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GEORGE MAINE</hi> (38)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-572-18801018" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-572-18801018" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-572-18801018" type="age" value="30"/>
<interp inst="def2-572-18801018" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def2-572-18801018" type="given" value="JANE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE SMITH</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18801018-572-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-572-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-572-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for the payment of 365
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-182" type="surname" value="MICHEL"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-182" type="given" value="HENRY PERCY"/>HENRY PERCY MICHEL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Coutts's bank, in the Strand—the Earl of Caithness has kept an account at our bank for some years—on the 17th August this paper was presented at the bank—I believed it to be genuine, and gave to the person who brought it this cheque-book produced—the cheques produced for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 365
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. are on forms out of the book—I cannot call to mind the person who brought the cheque—several other cheques are missing out of the book.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-183" type="surname" value="ALLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-183" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ALLAN</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Messrs. Coutts's bank—this cheque dated 22nd September "Pay to Webber or bearer 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," signed "Caith
<lb/>ness," was presented to me on 23rd September across the counter by a messenger from Bailey's Hotel—I cashed it in twenty 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, believing it to be genuine—this cheque dated 27th September for 365
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. payable to lady Fanny Sinclair, was presented on the day it bears date by the female prisoner—I handed it over to another clerk to pay, as I was going to luncheon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-184" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-184" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Messrs. Coutts's bank—on the 27th September this cheque was given to me by Mr. Allan to cash—I gave the woman on the other side of the counter thirty 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, Nos. 121 to 150 inclusive, dated 20th March, 1880, and No. 19751, dated 2nd March; also five 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, Nos. from 21496 to 21500 inclusive, dated 19th February, 1880; five other 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 59501 to 59505 of the same date, and 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-185" type="surname" value="WEBBER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-185" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WEBBER</persName> </hi>. I reside at 14, Ashburn Mews, South Kensington—I am manager and partner of Bailey's Hotel—on the 22nd of September I received this cheque for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the male prisoner in payment for a chestnut mare, 80 guineas—the next evening I gave him 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. change.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-186" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-186" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I reside at 12, St. George's Terrace, Gloucester Road—I am the secretary at Bailey's Hotel—this cheque for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was given to me by Mr. Webber—I sent it to be cashed by a porter named Perratt—he brought back twenty 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and I gave Mr. Webber 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<p>to give change—both the prisoners came to the hotel on the 18th September—they passed as Mr. and Mrs. McMahon—they stayed till the 21st September—for reasons I do not state I turned them out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-187" type="surname" value="PERRATT"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-187" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PERRATT</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Bailey's Hotel—on the 23rd September the last witness gave me this cheque for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to take to Coutts's—I took it, and it was cashed over the counter—I brought back twenty Bank of England notes, and gave them to Mr. Williams.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-188" type="surname" value="BEER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-188" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BEER</persName> </hi>. I am a night porter at the South Kensington Hotel, which is about three minutes' walk from Bailey's—the male prisoner came on Wednesday, the 29th September—he brought a portmanteau and two bags at 12.45 a.m.—he gave no name—he said he wanted a bedroom—I carried his things to No. 44 bedroom—he occupied that room till he was taken into custody—the woman came the next morning—she made inquiries for a man with a snuffy-coloured suit of clothes, which described the male prisoner—I told her he was out—she went away—she gave no name, nor did the male prisoner—when Inspector Butcher came I showed him No. 44 room—he searched the prisoner's portmanteau and bags, and other things.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner Maine.</hi>) I don't know that you were asked your name—no woman resided with you at the hotel to my know
<lb/>ledge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-189" type="surname" value="BUTCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-189" type="given" value="JOHN WALLACE"/>JOHN WALLACE BUTCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On the 30th September, about 3 p.m., I saw Maine in the Brompton Road in a Hansom's cab, making a great noise—a woman was with him, not the female prisoner—I got behind the cab and gave the driver some directions—I signalled to a constable—the cab stopped opposite 27, Brompton Road—I got on the off-side of the cab so that the prisoner could hear what I said—I then said to the constable, "I am going to arrest this man on a charge of forgery to a large amount; I am told he is dangerous and has a revolver with him"—I saw something in his right hand and seized it while he was sitting in the cab—I said, "I believe it is here," it turned out to be the revolver—the prisoner said, "Yes, and I mean to use it"—we had a struggle—I succeeded in getting it—it was a six-chamber revolver enclosed in a purse, three chambers out of the six were loaded—I then caused the cabman to drive to Waltham Street Police-station, where the prisoner was charged—I asked him his name—he said "John Maine"—I said, "You will be charged with forging and uttering cheques for 770
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at Coutts's bank on the Earl of Caithness, and you are particularly charged with forging one of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., payable to Mr. Webber"—he said, "Very well"—I searched him—I found in the same purse the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 59504, dated February 19th—as he had very little money I then proceeded in search of the female prisoner—about 5 p.m. I saw her inside a restaurant at Knightsbridge Green; I said, "Are you waiting for Mr. Maine?"—she said, "Yes, I am"—I said, "Are you Mrs. Maine?"—she said, "No, I am not; my name is Jane Smith"—I said, "I am an inspector of police, and shall take you into custody for knowingly uttering a forged cheque for 365
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., at Messrs. Coutts's bank in the Strand"—she said, "I did do so, he compelled me to do it, I handed him the money. I have not known him long, he picked me up at King's Cross about six weeks since, and I have been living with him since. Since I handed him the money he has used me very badly"—I said, "But you signed the name 'Fanny Sinclair' on the back of the cheque, and you know that is not</p>
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<p>your name"—she said, "He compelled me to do it, he stood over me with a loaded pistol and threatened to shoot me; he has several times threatened to shoot me"—I took her to the police-station, and from thence to Bow Street; the same evening I went to the South Kensington Hotel—I was shown the bedroom, No. 44—I found two black bags and a portmanteau in the room—this is one in which I found 29 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, Nos. 00122 to 00150 inclusive, dated 20th Maroh, 1880; four 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, Nos. 21497 to 21500 inclusive, dated 19th February, 1880, those with the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note I found on him making 315
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes—in the same bag I found a blotting pad—I found this cheque
<lb/>book in the same state in which it now is—it was inside the pad—34 entire cheques are left in it, one of those is partly filled up in the name of Caithness, and with "One Hundred" in words, but no figures—I also found this piece of paper with four sums upon it—on the blotting pad were impressions of "Caithness," similar to the signatures on the cheques, in many instances I can trace the word very distinctly—I can also make out portions of the order for the cheque book, almost the entire docu
<lb/>ment, also nearly the whole of the writing of the cheque for 365
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. pay
<lb/>able to Lady Fanny Sinclair—in a pocket-book in the same bag were the two letters produced, dated June, 1874, and with a printed heading of "46, Portland Place," on them, and signed "Caithness"—when the prisoners were brought up for examination the next morning, the woman when she saw the man said, "That is the man who has caused me all this trouble, that is the man to whom I handed the money, he called him
<lb/>self the Earl of Caithness"—I afterwards found in another bag in the same bedroom and on the prisoner some new jewellery, which I knew to be valuable articles, and in one of his pockets several pawn tickets relating to Irish pawnbrokers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Maine.</hi> you had three more loose cartridges and a box containing about 100 in the bag—the revolver has since been dis
<lb/>charged—it was not discharged at me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-190" type="surname" value="KEITH"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-190" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER KEITH</persName> </hi>. I am Justice of the Peace for the County of Caithness, and agent for the Earl of Caithness—I have been his agent 20 years—Maine was in his service for six years up to July, 1874—he was dis
<lb/>charged; the Earl was then living at 46, Portland Place—12 months ago he went to Hill Street—I know his Lordship's writing—I have examined the request for the cheque-book and the cheques for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 365
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—they are not the Earl of Caithness's signature; I believe they are Maine's writing—I have seen him write a great many times—I have a book here with his writing in—Lady Fanny Sinclair is the Earl's daughter—the prisoner being in the Earl's service would know her—I know her writing—the endorsement on this cheque is not at all like it—the two letters produced are written on the paper the Earl used at Portland Place and are signed by him—last August the Earl was in Scotland.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801018-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801018-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-191" type="surname" value="CAITHNESS"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-name-191" type="given" value="JAMES SINCLAIR, EARL OF"/>JAMES SINCLAIR, EARL OF CAITHNESS</persName> </hi>. I now live at 34, Hill Street, Berkeley Square—these two cheques for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 365
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the request for the cheque-book are not my writing—this is not my daughter's en
<lb/>dorsement on the 365
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque—these two letters of 1874 are my writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Maine's Defence.</hi> I brought three horses from Dublin to sell, two on commission, and one was my own—I became acquainted with a Mr. McDonnell on the boat, who said he was agent for a firm of stockbrokers</p>
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<p>in Dane Street, Dublin—we spent much time and drank together—when two of the horses died I was upset and desperate. I and McDonnell drank too much brandy—I sold the remaining and the best horse for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not know what to do for a living—I did not write the cheques, but got McDonnell to do it, and he received a portion of the moneys—he can be found in Dane Street, Dublin. I bought the revolver of Attenborough's for a few shillings, because it was a curious thing when I saw it in the window; I thought it was a purse, had I felt disposed to shoot the officer I could have easily shot him—the woman knows whether I threatened her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's Defence.</hi> He has two or three times threatened to shoot me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MAINE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18801018-572-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18801018-572-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801018-572-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in May</hi>, 1876,
<hi rend="italic">at Clerkenwell.—
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<hi rend="italic">under extenuating circumstances</hi>.</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-572-18801018 t18801018-572-punishment-36"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>573.
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