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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.</persName>,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, December 13th, 1880, and following days,</p>
<p>Including certain cases committed to this Court under order in Council, pursuant to the Spring Assizes Act of 1879,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCARTHUR</persName>, M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES FITZJAMES"/>JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice;
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS QUESTED"/>THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</persName> </hi>, Esq., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN WHITTAKER"/>JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-11" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-12" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-15" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-16" 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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<interp inst="t18801213-name-17" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-18" type="given" value="ROBERT NICHOLAS"/>ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-19" type="given" value="HERBERT JAMESON"/>HERBERT JAMESON WATERLOW</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-21" type="given" value="EDWARD JOHN"/>EDWARD JOHN LAYTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MCARTHUR, MAYOR. SECOND SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody-two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801213-98-offence-1 t18801213-name-23"/>Charles Hoar</persName>, to which he pleaded a justification.</rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801213-99-offence-1 t18801213-name-25"/>John Westfield</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-26" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WESTFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Steedman and Co., 272, Walworth Road, wholesale chemists, trading as Harvey, Roberts, and Co.—on 7th January last a man called and left this order for three dozen packets of soothing powders, and this cheque for 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I packed them and the man came for them; the prisoner was in a cart outside; the goods were put in the cart, and he went off with them—I believed the cheque to be genuine, and that the address on the note, "Charles Leake, dispensing and family chemist, Whetstone," was the prisoner's genuine address; that was what deceived me—the cheque is signed "Charles Leake"—I gave the man a receipted invoice, but he left it behind—I paid the cheque into my employers' account next day, and it was returned marked "Account closed"—I made inquiries at Whetstone, but could not find anything of the prisoner—I wrote him a letter, and it was returned unopened marked "Gone away."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know who the man was that brought the letter—I asked him if he was Mr. Leake, and he said "No, I am a furni
<lb/>ture dealer living close to him"—when I went out with the invoice I saw the prisoner sitting in the cart, and he drove off immediately—I did not know him before; he had no dealings with us before that I know of—if there had been no cheque inside the note I should not have let him have the goods.</p>
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<p>and Co., 95, City Road—on 7th July the prisoner called and left this order for Cockle's pills and other medicines with this cheque for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—whilst he was there a customer of ours came in and shook hands with the prisoner—he went away and afterwards returned and took the goods—the cheque was paid into our bank and was returned marked "Account closed"—I believed the order and the cheque to be genuine or I would not have parted with the goods—the prisoner did not represent himself as Leake, but that he came from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never heard of him before—I found on referring to our ledger this morning that on 2nd December, 1878, he purchased goods to the amount of 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on December 3rd to the amount of 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I Know of no other dealings—I have heard that he did carry on business at Whetstone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-28" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN HOGARTH</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Hovenden and Sons, City Road—on 7th July the prisoner left this order and said he would call again for the goods, which he did—I asked him if he knew Mr. Leake; he said "Yes, I know him well; he has got Marshall's business; he was formerly at Putney"—when he took the goods away he asked if anything was allowed for the order—I said "No"—he said "I should have given you something if you had come to me for a bedstead"—he said he was a furniture dealer—I had no idea that he was Mr. Leake.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know him before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-29" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HUDALL</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist and druggist at High Street, Whet
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I took possession of the premises and have carried on the business ever since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-30" type="given" value="ALBERT HENRY"/>ALBERT HENRY DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and South
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—in the ordinary course he would have a cheque-book—these two cheques were presented to us in January and July, and were returned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He opened the account with 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and paid in alto
<lb/>gether 233
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was all drawn out—we never allowed him to over
<lb/>draw; he then carried on business at Wandsworth, and afterwards at Whetstone as a chemist—we had a satisfactory reference.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi>). On 17th October I apprehended the prisoner on a warrant at 11, Gurney Road, Stratford—I read the warrant to him—he said "What do you say, there is not sufficient at the bank to meet the cheque of Mr. Hovenden's?"—I said "I am informed so"—he said "I thought there was sufficient to meet that"—on the way to the station he said "What do you say is the charge against me?"—I repeated it, and he said "Well, I suppose I shall have to go for trial"—he afterwards said "If I had known there was a warrant out against me I would have given myself up."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recom
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not give you 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he produced these pouches and cigar-holders, and said he would leave them with me as security till he came next day to pay the bill—this box and three shirt-studs are mine—they were kept in my bedroom—I last saw them safe a fortnight before—I missed five studs which I have not charged the prisoners with—the servants made a communication to me about midday on Friday, in consequence of which I locked my door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-54" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE FIELDER</persName> </hi>. I am a servant at the Alma Tavern, Twickenham—on Friday, 12th November, about 9 p.m., I went to make the prisoners' bed, and trod on this box and three studs—the room was locked till 9—I opened it and looked at them—the prisoners both came in, and I asked the male prisoner if they were his studs—he said "Yes; they came out of my shirt, but I have not worn them to-day," and I gave them to him in the female prisoner's presence—after they left I told my master.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 74). I received information, went to Twickenham Railway Station, and found the two prisoners—I told them they would be charged with stealing some studs from the Alma public-house—the prisoner Alfred said that he had left some of his own things with the landlord as security for the money he owed him—on the way to the station I asked him if he had any studs or money—he said that he had no studs, and nothing belonging to the landlord—I found three studs</p>
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<p>in one of his pockets, and two in another, and he pulled out the box at the station—he had been drinking very much—I had begun to search him before he produced them, but I had not got my hand in the same pocket he took them from—I found in his breast-pocket this order-book, papers, and 30 pawn-tickets for 9 Bibles and various articles of clothing—he was wearing this chain as a watch chain—I received this plated corkscrew and other articles from the landlord—I took this umbrella from the female prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Alfred Smith's Defence.</hi> I hurt my foot, and could not work. I got drinking, and I do not think I stole the studs, certainly not intentionally; the servant gave them to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Eliza Smith's Defence.</hi> I knew nothing about the studs. I did not know that he had them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">For another indictment against the prisoners see Surrey cases</hi>.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud, to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BIGGINS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18801213-108-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-60" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Coutt's and Co.'s bank—on 19th November Auger presented this cheque: "16th Nov. Pay Mrs. Biggins or bearer 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Miss Eleanor Maria Paul." I considered the signature not genuine, and sent it to be examined, Auger remaining at the counter—it was brought back, and I said "From whom do you present this cheque?" he said "From Mrs. Biggins; she has been attending on Miss Paul, who has been unwell, and this is the balance due to her," or "the sum due to her"—he said "I hope I shall not be detained long, as I want to get back to the barracks"—I returned it to him with a paper attached "Signature differs," and he left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was in uniform—I saw no reason for detaining him—he made no attempt to leave while the clerk was absent to make the inquiry, which was more than five minutes—when I handed him back the cheque with the paper attached, he said "Of course you are obliged to be very careful"—we have a customer named Eleanor Maria Paul—she does not sign "Miss "before her name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM READER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Serjeant E</hi>). On 2nd November I took Auger at St. George's Barracks for uttering a forged cheque on Coutts's—I showed it to him, and asked him how he accounted for the possession of it—he said "It was given to me by Mrs. Biggins"—I said "How long have you known Biggins?"—he said "About nine months. I thought the cheque was all right, or I should not have had anything to do with it; that is what women do for you; I wish I had never seen her. She brought this letter to me this morning to the barracks," pulling it from his pocket, "and if I could have got out, I should have gone no doubt again this morning with this letter." (
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<p>money for the cheque to be paid to Mrs. Biggins for her good services to me for some months.") I took him in custody—on 30th November I searched Biggins's room, 32, Wellington Street, Chelsea, and found this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and about 50 others in the same writing, and this cheque: "Messrs. Coutts and Co. Pay A. Biggins 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Miss Eleanor Maria Paul."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Most of them were love letters—he did not say "I have known her nine months, I had no idea it was a false cheque"—he said "When I left the bank I enclosed it in a letter addressed to 38, Montpellier Street"—that is Miss Paul's residence—" if I could have got out this morning I should have presented it again this morning with a note"—I have no doubt that the note is in the same writing as the cheque—he said "It is the first time I have been in trouble, and I hope I shall not be locked up this time."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. are not signed by me or by my authority—I afterwards missed from my cheque-book cheques 07434, 07435, and 07436.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Biggins assisted in cleaning my room, and in attend
<lb/>ing on me—I do not know the writing on the cheques.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-63" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PHIPPS</persName> </hi>. I live at 38, Montpellier Street, Brompton—Miss Paul lodged in my house in November—Biggins was my housemaid for 7 months and 13 days, up to 20th November, when she left after a month's notice—these letters are all in her writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN ERNEST"/>JOHN ERNEST WEEKS</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at Messrs. Coutts's—on Monday, 22nd November, Biggins came there, and presented this cheque for 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. with this note—I had heard of the transaction of the 19th—I referred to the partners, and a policeman was called in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 253). I was called, and took Biggins—I accompanied her to Miss Paul's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-66" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN HILLIER</persName> </hi>. I am colour-sergeant of the 1st Battalion Cold
<lb/>stream Guards—Auger was in my company about four months—I have known him three years, and know his writing; I believe this letter to be his writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed "Yours till death, Harry" dated from St. George's Barracks, and addressed to Alice Biggins, stating that he had applied to his sergeant-major for his discharge by purchase, who would want the money on Monday morning, and requesting her to obtain it</hi>.) I do not think he had applied for his discharge, but it would cost about 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I think—I do not know whether he is well educated, but he could not be a corporal unless he could write—he is a full corporal, and he would take his turn in becoming a sergeant—promotion is very quick sometimes.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">AUGER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TORR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); she held it point downwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not strike you first, nor did I struggle with you till I tried to get the knife from you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman M</hi> 34). I took the prisoner; she said "She put her hand up in my face; I knew I could not fight her, so I used the knife, and would do to anybody who insulted me"—she was the worse for drink, but could walk very well—she talked rationally, but was excited.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-72" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ALSTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I took the charge—the prisoner said "If you are Irish Mary Ann I am Irish Maria, and will not stand any flourishing of your hands in my face and shoving about"—they are Irish cockneys; that is born in London of Irish parents—the prisoner was in a very violent temper, and under the influence of drink, but able to know what she was about.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-73" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am the divisional surgeon—on 18th November I was called to Davis; she had a severe incised scalp wound, which had bled very much, and an incised wound on one cheek; two of her fingers were also cut—this knife would be very likely to produce the wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was under the influence of drink, and was much aggravated. I did not intend to do her any bodily harm. I was haying my supper, and had the knife in my hand, and she struggled, and we fell together. I did not do it intentionally.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the person of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-77" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA MILLAR</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Millar, of Swan Pace, Old Kent Road—on 1st December, about 2.45, I was in Cheapside, and Powell put his hand in the left pocket of my waterproof, took my purse contain
<lb/>ing 12. 9., passed in front of me, and dropped it on the ground—a lady picked it up and gave it to Green—I accused Powell, and Brown came in front of me, but did nothing—I gave Powell in charge—he said "I have not taken your purse."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> I took hold of Powell's arm, and said "You have taken my purse," and then you came in front of me and looked in my face.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-78" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GREEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 658). I was on duty in Cheapside with Davidson, and saw the prisoners endeavouring to open ladies' bags—I followed them; they still kept together, and followed the prosecutrix—Brown walked in front of her, and Powell on her left—she said "You</p>
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<p>have got my purse"—I took hold of Powell, and asked him where it was—a lady picked it up, and gave it to me—I saw Brown walking in front, impeding her progress, and they spoke together before this happened.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-79" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 849). I was with Green, and saw the prisoners together for seven or eight minutes—Powell endeavoured to open a lady's bag, and Brown covered his actions by pushing up—they then followed the prosecutrix—Green took Powell, and I took Brown—in the case of the bag Brown was behind—I told him he would be charged with stealing a purse—he said "I have taken no purse; if the lady says I have stolen her purse that will do, I must put up with it; I don't know anything about it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-80" type="given" value="ARTHUR JOHN"/>ARTHUR JOHN WEBB</persName> </hi>. I live at Clapham—I was in Cheapside, and saw the prisoners; having seen them in Fleet Street on the Thursday previous attempting to pick pockets, when they saw me and ran away, I watched them; Brown went before the prosecutrix, and Powell took out her purse; she turned round, and said "You have got my purse," and he dropped it immediately—a lady picked it up, and gave it to the constable—I had watched them about three minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> You were a yard and a half in front of the lady when Powell took her purse, and I saw you hurry away directly he got it out—I could see you covering Powell's hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown's Defence.</hi> I was not aware that Powell was going to steal the purse.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18801213-110-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">POWELL</hi>**.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-110-18801213 t18801213-110-punishment-13"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this ring (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is mine, and was safe that night; it is</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-88" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BUXTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant B</hi>). On Monday morning, 1st November, about 10 o'clock, I visited the prosecutor's premises and found they had been entered—they had got on the dusthole to the skylight, and cut the window cord of the closet, and so got into the house—on the Monday morning, about 11 o'clock, I saw the two prisoners with a young woman named Susanah Clarke standing talking in St. Ann's Street, Westminster.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-89" type="given" value="SQUIRE"/>SQUIRE WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector B</hi>). The prisoners were taken in custody on the 12th November on a charge of loitering—they were re
<lb/>manded until the 19th, when Mr. and Mrs. L'Habitant identified them, and then they were charged with this burglary.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-90" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MACKEY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Edwin Soames, pawnbroker, of 33, Queen's Road, Chelsea—this gold ring was pawned at our shop on Tuesday, 2nd November, between 12 and 1 o'clock in the day, by the woman Susannah Clarke, in the name of Alice Wheeler, 6, George Street, for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave her a duplicate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-91" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I was living in Park Street at the time in question—I am an unfortunate woman—I have known Prendergast two or three months, and Phillips by always being with him—he bad the nickname of "Shah"—I was with them on the Monday morning, 1st November, between 7.30 and 8 o'clock, in a public-house in Strutton Ground, and Prendergast said to me "I have got a ring; it does not belong to me, it belongs to
<hi rend="italic">Shah"</hi> and he asked
<hi rend="italic">Shah</hi> if he should give it to me—
<hi rend="italic">Shah</hi> said "Yes"—they said it was gold; I did not believe it, and I tried it in the afternoon, and afterwards pawned it at Mr. Soames's for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I afterwards told
<hi rend="italic">Shah</hi> I had pawned it, and he knocked me about and took the ticket of the ring away from me—I slept with him on the Monday night, and he gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and Prendergast gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the Monday—they asked me then if they could get any
<hi rend="italic">stuff</hi> would I take it up into my room to mind it; they both said so—I said I would not—I know nothing of any property but the ring—the prisoners are always together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prendergast's Defence.</hi> I know nothing at all about it. I am innocent. It is a made-up case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Phillips's Defence.</hi> I did give the girl the ring. I bought it. I was gambling on Sunday, and won 23
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. A
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> said he gave a shilling for the ring, and asked me if it was gold, I said I did not know—I do not know anything at all about the robbery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-112-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. **
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRENDERGAST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction in March last.—
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<hi rend="italic">goods</hi> under false pretences from
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY LANDEY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Hawkey, furniture warehouseman, of 111, 113, and 115, Walworth Road—on the 9th Nov., in consequence of Mr. Hawkey's handing me a letter, I went to No. 14, Chryssell Road, Brixton—I there saw Mrs. Morrison—I measured the back-room second-floor for a carpet—I then went back to my employer, and by his direction I went to Chryssell Road again, and there saw Frederick Simmons—I produced this letter to him, and said I had come in reference to the letter, "Is Mr. Simmons within?"—he said "Mr. Simmons is out"—I asked when he would be in; he said "About 7 o'clock"—I said "He thoroughly understands that it was a cash trans
<lb/>action"—I said "We could not do a good feather bed, bolster, and pillows for the amount mentioned in the letter"—he said "He quite understands that the bolster and pillows would be extra"—I said we could not do the chairs exactly at the price—he said "You had better settle that with my brother; I think he will be in about 7 o'clock"—I said I would bring the goods at that time, which I did—I then saw both the prisoners together upstairs; Henry said that Mr. Simmons was not in—I said I would wait outside with the van until about 8 o'clock—after waiting about half an hour Henry came down and said it was uncertain whether his brother would be in, had I not better take the goods back—I said it was a very unbusinesslike transaction, could he tell me where his brother was—he said he was in the Temple, but he could not give me his address—I then asked him if he could give me any other references, and he said his grandfather, who was an accountant in the city—I said I should be glad to have the name and address; he did not give it—he asked me if I would leave the goods; I said "No, certainly not"—he then said Mr. Simmons would call at 11 o'clock the next day to select the carpet—I said "I will find out what your brother is"—I then left, taking the goods back—they would hare come to about 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with the carpet—no brother called the next day—I was not asked to deliver them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Henry Simmons.</hi> You said "My brother will call to
<lb/>morrow at 11 o'clock"—I saw a woman there—you did not say Mr. Simmons was not at home, you said your brother was not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Frederick Simmon.</hi> The conversation between you and I lasted about 5 or 10 minutes, perhaps not quite so long—that was the only time I saw you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-96" type="surname" value="MORRISON"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-96" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA MORRISON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John William Morrison, cab pro
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per week—next morning he came and said "We shall be in the afternoon shortly after 3 o'clock, and the goods will follow"—he said his brother and his aunt would come—he said the goods were partly packed—he then left, and between 4 and 5 o'clock came and asked me if his brother was there—I said "No"—he remained about half an hour, and then went away, and returned with the aunt and his brother—they stayed some time in the evening—I remember the van coming about half-past 7 o'clock—I did not hear what passed—the goods were not delivered—then they went away—next morning, Wednesday, Henry came, and later in the day Frederick—they stayed some little time, and went away, and I saw no more of them—they</p>
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<p>did not give me any notice that they were not coming back—I got no rent—they gave no name, I did not think to ask for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Henry Simmons.</hi> The aunt did not tell me she could not stop because there was a stable in the back yard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-97" type="surname" value="BALMER"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-97" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BALMER</persName> </hi>. I am salesman at Messrs. Bartholomew and Fletcher general upholsterers, 147, Tottenham Court Road—on the 11th November Henry Simmons came to our shop with a slip of paper in his hand with our name written on it—he said he came from Mr. Symonds, and he wanted a 4 foot 6 inch bedstead with two pairs of blankets, and measure for a carpet—the bedstead was to be delivered that night, and he wished to know whether it would be well aired and fit to sleep in; I said it would—I asked if Mr. Symonds was an old customer, and he said "Yes"—I asked the address, and he gave me 82, Fentiman Road, Clapham Road—after he left I looked over the books for some years back, but could not find any such name as Symonds—I then went with the goods to the address—they amounted to 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I saw Henry Simmons there—he said "I will show you the room where to take them to—I asked if Mr. Symonds was in; he said "No"—I said "What time do you expect him; did he leave the money for the goods?" he said "No"—I said I could not leave them without; he said "Mr. Symonds will call to-morrow, as he comes to the City;" I said "Give me Mr. Symonds's address, and I will call on him;" he said "No, he will call"—I took the goods back—no Mr. Symonds called, and I heard no more about the matter until the prisoners were brought up at the Mansion House.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-98" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ALDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I trade as Aldridge Brothers, at 303 and 305, Newington Butts, as furnishing ironmongers—on Friday, the 12th Nov., Henry Simmons came and ordered a few goods—he said that he wanted to have half a dozen knives and forks and some spoons, and other things—he said he came from Mr. Symonds—I asked him who Mr. Symonds was; he said he was a gentleman removing from Bayswater—he told me to send the goods to Mr. Symonds, at 82, Fentiman Road, Clapham; he then left—I sent the goods; they amounted to about 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>,; they were delivered either that day or next—on the Saturday Henry Simmons called again and ordered two steels to be sent to the same address—the value of these was 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he also asked me to send some one to measure for some brass cornice poles, but I did not, I found them to be swindlers—one of the steels was brought back the next morning—our foreman, Partridge, delivered the goods—I have never got payment for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Henry Simmons.</hi> You were not removing from Bays
<lb/>water, because I found you were living in our very neighbourhood all the time—the next time I saw you were in charge of the police—I instructed my carman not to leave the goods without the money, but he did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-99" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of Messrs. Aldridge—on the 11th November I took two pails, half a dozen black-handled knives and forks, and other things, to 82, Fentiman Road, and delivered them to Henry Simmons—I went upstairs and measured the brass cornice and fender—I gave him a bill and asked for payment—he said, "I have not got any money; Mr. Symonds will call to-morrow morning and pay the amount, when he will want some more goods"—I said, "I have strict orders not to leave them without the money"—he</p>
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<p>said, "I hope you will, for Mr. Symonds will want to use some of the things when he comes home in the evening; he is sure to call in the morning and pay for them"—I said, "I will leave them on condition that if he does not call in the morning I will call and see him"—next morning I took two steels to the same place, and I saw Mrs. Hughes, the landlady, and had some conversation with her, and I brought the steels back—I went again in the evening and saw Henry Simmons—he looked at the steels and said Mr. Symonds would choose one—he asked why I had not brought the pair of carvers—I said I wanted to see Mr. Symonds before he had any more goods—he said he would come down in the evening and fetch them himself if I did take them; he knew they would let him have them at the shop—I left the steels.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Henry Simmons.</hi> I asked Mrs. Hughes as to your character—she said she had had some good references—I did not like the look of you—when I left the second lot of goods I left them with Mrs. Hughes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-100" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM PORTER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Alfred Sweet Patterson, hard
<lb/>ware agent, of 20, Queen Victoria Street, City—he has a warehouse and show-rooms there—on Friday, the 12th November, Henry Simmons called between 9 and 10 in the morning—Mr. William Patterson was there, and the prisoner asked him to send two iron bedsteads and bedding to 82, Fentiman Road, to Mr. Symonds—he wanted the goods sent that day to sleep on—they were sent on Friday afternoon by George Negus—the price was 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—on the Saturday morning Henry Symonds came again—he said he had received the goods, and he asked to have a feather bed sent that afternoon—I told him we could not send that afternoon—he asked for the invoice; I said I would leave it; he said he would rather take it with him—I asked who Mr. Symonds was, and said he was not a customer of ours; he said "No"—I said, "Where is his place?"—he said, "In the Temple"—I asked "Where?"—he said he did not know—I said I would come that afternoon and see Mr. Symonds—he said it was useless my coming, perhaps I might not see him—he asked me to send down and measure for a carpet—I went there on the Saturday afternoon—I did not go into the room; I made inquiries of Mrs. Hughes, and found they were at the police-station—it was to be a cash transaction, and I went on the Saturday to collect the money—I after
<lb/>wards saw the iron bedstead at Mr. Cogswell's in Camberwell Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Henry Simmons.</hi> I had received instructions from the firm to get the money—I was not aware that I should have to give you in custody—what you said was "Send the things to Mr. Symonds, 82, Fentiman Road, Clapham Road," and that he could come down and see us.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PATTERSON</persName> </hi>. My father carries on business in Queen Victoria Street—on Friday, the 12th November, Henry Simmons came there—he said he wanted a bedstead and bedding sent to 82, Fentiman Road, Clapham Road, that evening for H. Symonds, and he should like a man to measure for a carpet—I do not think I saw him again—it was a cash transaction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Henry Simmons.</hi> I think you said they were wanted for the servant, for use that day—nothing was said about payment at that time—we were expecting to see Mr. Symonds, and settle with him—our manager was instructed to ask for payment—I afterwards heard that you were in custody, and then went to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-102" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Hughes, of 82, Fentiman Road, Clapham—we let unfurnished apartments—on Friday, 11th November, Henry Simmons came—I showed him three unfurnished rooms, and he took them by the week, at 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he gave the name of Mr. Symonds—I asked him for a reference, and he gave me Mr. Fleming, his uncle, of the
<hi rend="italic">Pall Mall Gazette</hi>—my husband made inquiries there, and Frederick Simmons came that evening—the furniture was to come in the next day—they both said so—on Friday morning Henry came, and again in the evening, and said the furniture could not come in, as his aunt was very old, and she could not get it packed, but it would come in on Saturday—I have not seen any goods—he said they had ordered a bedstead, and they had sent the wrong one, 3 feet 6 inches instead of 4 feet square, and as they had paid for it they were going to have a wide one—next morning, Saturday, at half past 10, they both came together—Henry said, "The furniture will be in this evening about 5 or half-past"—Frederick did not say anything—they remained some time—Henry then put his head into the kitchen where I was and said, "I shall be back presently," and that was the last I saw of them—the only things left behind were a bolster and two pillows—no rent was paid.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-103" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY HALL</persName> </hi>. I am servant at 82, Fentiman Road—on Thursday evening Henry Simmons came and took three unfurnished rooms, and said they would come in on Friday evening—they both came on Friday even
<lb/>ing—Henry said his aunt was so old she could not get the things packed up by that evening—he told Mrs. Hughes that he had ordered a bedstead of Mr. Patterson, but they had sent a wrong one, and that it was paid for—I took in a bedstead and other things on the Friday, and they were placed in the bedroom—one of them, I can't say which, looked the door and took the key away—they never slept there—on the Saturday morn
<lb/>ing, about 12, they came together and took away the bedstead and things, except the pillow and bolster, in a cart; both of them helped to carry the things down; they said they would be back directly, but they never returned—while they were removing the bedstead I heard Frederick say to the man in the cart, "Be sure you bring the right one next time."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Frederick Simmons.</hi> I swear that you helped to move the things.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SANFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a furniture remover in Kennington Park Road—on Saturday, 13th November, I received a message, and went to 82, Fentiman Road about 12 in the day—I there saw Henry Simmons, and he asked me to remove an iron bedstead, a palliasse, and a wool mattress to Camberwell Road; he said he was going to sell them—I had a ran with me; the things were put in, and Henry went with me to Mr. Cogs
<lb/>well and paid me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for moving the things—I went upstairs and assisted Henry in bringing the things down—I did not see Frederick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Frederick Simmons.</hi> I saw your brother; he helped me move the things—I did not see you; you did not say to me, "Be sure and bring the right one next time;" nothing of the sort occurred—I only went into one room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-105" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS WILLIAM"/>AUGUSTUS WILLIAM SCROGIE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Cogswell, of 275, Camber well Road, furniture dealer and pawnbroker—on Friday, 12th November, Henry Simmons called and said, "Do you buy furniture?"—I said, "Yes, what have you to sell?"—he said, "An iron bedstead, mattress, and pillows;" he said he would bring them, that they were</p>
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<p>in Queen's Road, Peckham; he said they were his aunt's, that she had furnished a house and was unsuccessful in letting it, and wanted to dispose of some of the furniture—on Saturday, between 12 and 1, he came with the bedstead, mattress, and palliasse, and I bought them for 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; they were quite new, and had never been used; Mr. Sanford has since seen and identified them—when the goods were delivered I said to Henry, "I shan't pay you, I shall pay your aunt," and about 3 that afternoon an elderly female came, and I gave her the 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and she signed this receipt—Henry said if I gave him a good price for these things he would bring some more, in a day or two he would hare a carpet.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM KINGSLEY"/>WILLIAM KINGSLEY ROADS</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Olney Street, Walworth—my wife let a bedroom to the prisoners at 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week from Saturday, 6th November; they remained till the 13th; they left that morning, and never returned—I saw them next at the Mansion House—they left a few things behind, worth very little.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-107" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FERRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective W</hi>). On Monday morning, 15th November, I received the prisoners in custody at Lambeth Police-court on a charge of fraudulently obtaining goods from Messrs. Patterson—I told them that as the offence was committed in the City they would have to go with me to the Mansion House—Frederick said, "It is a shame to detain me in custody, as I have not been seen in the transaction at all"—Henry said, "I have used no false pretence; I shall be able to prove it is a debt."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Henry Simmons, in his defence, stated that he had taken the rooms and ordered the furniture for his aunt, who was an independent lady, and that he had made no false pretence to any of the witnesses. Frederick Simmons urged that there was no proof that he had taken any part in any fraudulent transaction.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Goldsmith, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Murphy.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 125). At 2 a.m. on 30th Novem
<lb/>ber I saw the prisoners loitering in Broad Street, Golden Square—I concealed myself, and saw them go to the door of No. 40; they struck a match, and I heard the click of the lock of a door—I went across, and was about to enter, when the prisoners pushed to the door; it caught me in the breast—they were then inside; one of them said, "Push up, Jack"—I forced my way in, and closed the door, and said, "Well, young men, what are you doing here?"—Murphy replied, "We have come to lie down"—I said, "What do you do with your boots off?"—he had one boot in his hand; he said, "Nothing, sir"—Goldsmith had this lantern in his hand, and he raised it up to strike me; I said if he struck me I should hit him with my truncheon; he then gave it to me—I</p>
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<p>shouted for assistance, and kicked at the partition; the prisoners ran downstairs; I opened the door and sprang my rattle—Goldsmith then returned to the back door; I obstructed him; I heard a noise of wrench
<lb/>ing; he ran downstairs again; I ran after him—two cabmen and a reserve constable came to my assistance—I went downstairs, and in a back room, behind some lumber, I found Goldsmith, standing straight up; I took him into custody; I found a knife and a key on him—in the meanwhile Murphy had been apprehended by one of the cabmen—when charged he said, "We were standing in the doorway"—after they were in custody I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> close to the back door, which was broken—the street door was about a foot open; it had a very common latch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. I first saw the prisoners at the corner of Poland Street, they were watching me, about 150 yards from the prose
<lb/>cutor's, and about 100 yards from me—when they went up to the door I was about 30 yards from them, standing in a doorway on the opposite side—I did not see them open the door; I heard it open and saw it open; I went across as soon as they had entered—there was no light in Gold
<lb/>smith's lantern, I had my bull's-eye—when the prisoners ran downstairs I opened the door and sprang my rattle, and asked the cabmen to bring a light.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. Three cabmen and two constables came up when I sprang my rattle; I did not see any other persons outside; it is a crowded poor neighbourhood—there were not half a dozen people in the passage; Murphy said before the Magistrate that he had rushed into the house with me—I did not hear Goldsmith say "This man knows nothing about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have known Murphy for the last six years—he put on his boot in the passage before he ran away from me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EMERY</persName> </hi>. I am a cabdriver—about 2 a.m. on 30th November I was in Broad Street, I heard the constable spring his rattle—I took a lamp off the cab and went at once to the house—I went downstairs and saw Goldsmith taken in custody behind some timber—I took Murphy into custody, I said "You are one of them;" he said "No, I came down with the constable;" I said "No you did not"—I, the constable, and the two prisoners were in the house when I got there, and another cabman came in with us with a lamp in his hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. I had been to the theatre with Mr. Routledge—I heard him shut the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. There are four lodgers, I was the last in—the others go to bed at half-past 10 o'clock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 108). I was on duty in Broad Street on the morning of 30th November—I tried the door of No. 40 about a quarter to 2 o'clock, and it was all right; about 14 or 15 minutes afterwards I heard a rattle and went to the place and found Murphy in custody of the cabman—I found this padlock in the basement when Murphy was taken—I examined the lock of the street door and found a slight mark near the catch, as if a jemmy had been applied there—Murphy said he had entered the house with the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>. The door had a common spring lock—I am sure there was no mark on it the first time I went to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I heard Goldsmith say to Murphy "This man is innocent, he knows nothing about it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-120" type="given" value="THEODORE"/>THEODORE HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I live at 82, Leighton Road, Camden Town, my business is at 40, Broad Street—I am a boot-tree and last maker—the back door was secured by this padlock; it had been wrenched off—this jemmy does not belong to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-121" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GATHERIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There is a jeweller's shop at the back, next to the door from which this padlock was wrenched off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">They also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions. Murphy received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOLDSMITH</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-115-18801213 t18801213-115-punishment-19"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MURPHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-115-18801213 t18801213-115-punishment-20"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Commissioner Kerr.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Hayday.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>side while I went to deliver goods to different places—it had one horse, and there were 28 packages of butter to deliver elsewhere—when I came out from delivering my goods, my van was gone—I went up Tower Street where I met a man named Lee, and from what he said, I went</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. The other men were similar to Hayday—I said before the Magistrate "It was all done in a minute or so"—I also said that I believed Hayday was the man—that is all I can say, because of the quickness of the transactions—it would not be 3.40, because I had been to a certain place at 8.45, it was nigher 4 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had been to one of my father's customers in Mark Lane at 3. 45—I gave a better description of Callingham to the police, because that was the man I followed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>ployed by Mr. Richard Newman, of Catherine Court, Tower Hill—on Monday, 22nd November, I was standing alongside my van on Tower Hill between 9 and 4 o'clock—I saw Hayday alongside the tea ware-house; he was carrying two tubs of butter on his head—another man was behind him with another tub of butter, I did not recognise him—as they turned the corner I heard one of them say "Drop it"—then they pitched the tubs down, and one went one way and the other another—I picked up the butter, and handed it to Lawrence—I have seen Hayday before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I cannot say it was a little after 3 when I saw them, it might have been—I gave my evidence at the police-court on a second occasion—my van was not two yards from me—Hayday had a pea-jacket on; I am certain of it—whatever was done was done quickly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOOD</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Macnamara and Co., Castle Street, Finsbury—I know both the prisoners—they have been in Mr. Macnamara's employment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-135" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROBBETS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 68). I took Hayday into custody on 2nd December, in Weaver Street, Bethnal Green—I said "You will be charged with stealing butter"—he said "I know nothing about it"—I took him to the Seething Lane Police-station; he said Last Monday I was at Great Scotland Yard between 1 and 3 o'clock; I know nothing about it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-136" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT EVERITT</persName> </hi> (
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<lb/>station by Good, the foreman—he said "I was let into it by a man named Hayday, but I do not know where he lives."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I did not know he had been locked in a room with the foreman before he made that statement—the foreman did not tell me he had been in his custody several hours—he was given into my custody in Great Tower Street, at the mouth of the station, about 9.30, as I was passing on duty—I do not know when the foreman first saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Callingham's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I plead guilty to having had one tub of butter on my shoulder."
<hi rend="italic">Hay day's Statement was</hi>, "I am not guilty. I reserve my defence."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Mayday.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-137" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Angus Street, New Cross—I am a con
<lb/>ductor in the service of the London Tramways Company—I applied for a licence on 26th November—I went to the police-court last Wednesday, when I applied for my licence I saw Hayday there; I had some conver
<lb/>sation with him—it was about 3.20; I did not remain in conversation above two minutes; he only asked me one question—a good many were waiting for licences; I did not get mine—I have no doubt of his being there—this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is like the licence—I gave evidence at the police-court, and was bound Over.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know him before; he stood behind me waiting—I was only in the office about five minutes altogether—I did not see him till he turned to come back; then he asked me a question—I spoke to no other man—I spoke to the man who gave me my licence—I know the time; I had my watch—I was at Charing Cross at 3.15, and I hurried on—I looked at my watch at Scotland Yard to see how long I had been going down there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am an old soldier, and accustomed to be punctual—Hayday was dressed in a brown coat and felt hat—I am sure he had not a pea-jacket; it was the same coat he has on now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-138" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAYDAY</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's father—I have been for 23 years a licensed cabman—all his life my son has borne a respectable character—I recollect his applying for a licence, and very pleased he was that he got it—he wont to his employment at once—he was admitted to bail by the Magistrate, and surrendered this morning—he wore corduroy trousers, a brown coat, and felt hat; I have never seen him in a pea-jacket.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CALLINGHAM</hi>
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<interp inst="t18801213-120-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-120-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>. *
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction for felony at the Thames Police-court in October last.—
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<interp inst="t18801213-120-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-120-18801213 t18801213-120-punishment-25"/>Judgment Respited.</rs> </hi>></p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAYDAY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801213-120-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-120-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">VICTOR SEYMOUR</hi> (19)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-121-18801213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-121-18801213" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def2-121-18801213" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED OLIVER</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18801213-121-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801213-121-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-121-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Bur
<lb/>glariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18801213-name-141" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-141" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-141" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18801213-121-offence-1 t18801213-name-141"/>Henry Williams</persName>, and stealing a coat and other goods.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for receiving.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-142" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-142" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Victoria Road, Stoke Newington—on 12th October, about 9 p.m., I left my house, having been the doors and windows securely fastened—I returned about 12.30, letting myself in with a key—I found the breakfast-room open; I went to in my bedroom for my life-preserver; it was gone—I afterwards missed my coat from the stand in the hall, also some other articles—I found the front area</p>
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<p>door wide open—I entered the house by the front door—this is the life-preserver (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have had it for some years; it hung at the corner of my bed—all these articles produced are my property—I gave information to the police the following morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-143" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-143" type="surname" value="NEWPORT"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-143" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY NEWPORT</persName> </hi>. I am a servant of Mr. Bailey, of 16, Summerford Grove, Stoke Newington—his house was broken into on the 24th October, again on the 2nd November, and again on the 8th November—on the morning of the 9th I found a life-preserver outside the scullery window attached to the house, covered by a water-butt—Oliver was apprehended there—Summerford Grove is about five minutes' walk from Victoria Grove.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Seymour.</hi> The life-preserver could not have been there from the time of the second robbery, because I had cleaned the window.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-144" type="surname" value="MORAN"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-144" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MORAN</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. James Bussell, pawn
<lb/>broker, of 10, Shoreditch—I produce a coat and four plated ash trays, pledged for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on 18th October, by Seymour, in the name of John Foley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Seymour.</hi> I asked you your address and whose property it was—you said it was your sister's—you did not say you purchased them the same morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-145" type="surname" value="NEAVES"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-145" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NEAVES</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker of 56, Haggerston Road—I produce a handkerchief pawned on 22nd October for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in the name of James White—I do not recognise any one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-146" type="surname" value="WELLS"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-146" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WELLS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. George Wells, pawnbroker, of 13 and 14, Duncan Place, Hackney—I produce a coat pledged on the 15th of October for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Walls—I do not know who by.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-147" type="surname" value="DEANE"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-147" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL DEANE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 177). I took Seymour in charge at a coffee-shop in consequence of information I received, with a lad named Merritt, who was afterwards discharged at the police-court—I said "I am a police-officer; I shall take you into custody for entering the dwelling-house 16, Summerford Grove"—I searched him at the station and found five purses, one locket, a chain, a knife, 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, a meerschaum pipe, three pencil cases, two suits of clothes, and twenty-six pawn tickets—some of the tickets relate to the property produced—at the station Seymour said "This boy knows nothing about it, I met him in the street and asked him to have a cup of tea"—Mr. Bailey identified the clothes Seymour was wearing, boots, top coat and all—on the 10th November, in the passage to the Court, he said "I am sorry I have not given my proper name, Frank Foley, if I had given Seymour I should have been an
<hi rend="italic">alias.</hi>"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Seymour.</hi> The name of Foley was on the tickets, but I did not speak to you about it—I did not converse with you, you made a voluntary statement.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-148" type="surname" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Summerford Grove—my house was broken into on the 25th October and on the 2nd and 8th November—a quantity of clothing was stolen—the sealskin hat and waistcoat, overcoat and gloves, trousers, dress, purse, and opera glasses are mine and my son's—some of the pawn-tickets produced relate to my property.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-149" type="surname" value="VANN"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-149" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD VANN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Sydney Smith, pawnbroker, of Kingsland—I produce a pair of trousers pawned on 26th October, in the name of Ann Lawrence.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-150" type="surname" value="ARNOLD"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-150" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ARNOLD</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker at 118, Shoreditch—I produce a silver Albert pawned for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Foley.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-151" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-151" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JONES</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to my namesake, Joshua Jones—I produce a handkerchief pawned for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in the name of John Foley—I do not recognise either of the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-152" type="surname" value="EADIE"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-152" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN EADIE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Fish, a pawnbroker—I produce a pair of boots pawned on the 26th October for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Foley—I do not recognise either of the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-153" type="surname" value="MORAN"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-153" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MORAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Russell, pawnbroker—I produce an opera glass pawned on the 26th October for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Foley; also a handkerchief pawned on the 9th November, in the name of John Foley for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,—I recognise Seymour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-154" type="surname" value="TUCKER"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-154" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TUCKER</persName> </hi>. I produce pawn-tickets for a coat pawned on the 8th November for 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and pair of trousers pawned on 26th October for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., both in the name of Ann Fowler.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-155" type="surname" value="MAGUIRE"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-155" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MAGUIRE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 160). I apprehended Oliver in a recess at 16, Summerford Grove—he was afterwards charged with burglary at Mr. Williams's—Mr. Bailey handed me this life preserver.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-156" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-156" type="surname" value="HUMPHREYS"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-156" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Williams, of 15, Victoria Road—I shut up the house on the evening of the 12th October—I did not go out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Seymour.</hi> Mr. Williams went out about 9 o'clock in the morning—he came home about 12 p.m., I believe—I was then in bed and did not see him—he is single—he comes home by himself at night so far as I know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-157" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-157" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I went out about 9 o'clock in the evening and returned about 12.30.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-158" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-158" type="surname" value="HUMPHREYS"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-158" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Mr. Williams came home to tea and went out again—I bolted the doors when it began to get dark—I went to bed about 11.30—I am sure I did not leave the area door open; it opens from the inside, not from the street—I have been in Mr. Williams's service about nine months—I do not remember a Mr. Heath coming to do repairs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-159" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-159" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the Prisoner</hi>). I have employed a Mr. Heath to do repairs; he is a slater—I do not always go out in the evening—Heath got into trouble—he has not worked for me for a twelvemonth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Seymour's Defence.</hi> Heath may have found out Mr. Williams's habit of going out in the evening. I buy pawn-tickets and various articles. Some of these things were pawned by men and some by women. I bought the coat and dress of Mr. Heath and I pawned them.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SEYMOUR</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18801213-121-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-121-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. **
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18801213-121-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-121-18801213 t18801213-121-punishment-26"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLIVER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18801213-121-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18801213-121-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-121-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 174.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSHUA BAYTON STOWE</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18801213-122-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18801213-122-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-122-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a receipt for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-161" type="surname" value="JUNIOUR"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-161" type="given" value="WILLIAM MOLE,"/>WILLIAM MOLE, JUNIOUR</persName> </hi>. I live at 138, Rodney Road, Old Kent Road—I am a veterinary surgeon—the prisoner was employed by me among other things to collect accounts—2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was due to me from Mr. Sinclair—there was a dispute about it; I told the prisoner it would be settled by a County Court summons as to whether my man lamed the pony—this</p>
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<p>receipt dated 22nd May, "To amount of account rendered, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Received of Mr. George Sinclair 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>, 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in full discharge of all accounts to date," is not signed by me—I did not authorise the prisoner to sign it—ha has not paid it me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. All the writing in the document is the same—it is a close imitation of my father's writing—it is not the prisoner's usual handwriting—he has been in my service from November, 1879—his duties were to post the books and collect moneys—I paid him on the Saturday at the rate of 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per day—I kept no accounts—he was not em
<lb/>ployed every day; there were months when he never came near me (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner wrote upon a piece of paper</hi>)—that is not the prisoner's natural writing—I did not enter the amounts I paid him, because he was not my regular servant—I can show you his receipt for money I paid him (
<hi rend="italic">producing book</hi>); the last entry of 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is the sum—I cannot refer to any other—he collected 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and kept it—I prosecuted him at the surrey Sessions; the Jury stopped the case—I nave said "I have only insti
<lb/>tuted the prosecution to protect myself against an action for false impri
<lb/>sonment"—"I did not charge him with forging the receipt—the proceedings at the Surrey Sessions were on the 13th September—I Have the prisoner into custody on the 5th November—I do lot know Why I did not give him into custody on the 21st September when I found out this forgery was committed—I first heard that an action for false imprisonment was going to be brought against me on the Wednesday following the acquittal—he went to Hr. Walters about it, but Mr. Walters would have nothing to do with it—Walters the secretary to a horse insurance company—I knew of the forgery before I heard from Walters about the action for false Imprisonment—I wrote the letter produced because of the annoyance I was put to—the prisoner was in the habit of coming across my large and looking in and leering at the men—I was in an enclosed room—I never intended to bring anything of this kind on, although I had this document (
<hi rend="italic">the receipt</hi>) in my hand previously—a portion has been torn off (
<hi rend="italic">A warder explained that the plain paper was torn of letters a coming</hi> to
<hi rend="italic">prisoners. The letter was;</hi>" 138, Rodney Road—J. B Stowe,—Are you going to defy me again? If so be very careful and mind what you are about; this affair will not be quite so easy to get out of, or leave you opportunity to insult me again. Monday night is your limit time.—William Mole,") There is a previous letter to that; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>—Mr. Sinclair's name is mentioned—I do ass treat the matter as an account in that letter—the amount is included in the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>,—the ease was stopped on a technical point.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-162" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-162" type="surname" value="REID"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-162" type="given" value="EDUNDD"/>EDUNDD REID</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Policeman</hi>). I apprehended the prisoner at Peckham on the 5th November—I told him I was a police officer, and that I had come about a case of forgery, and I showed him this receipt—he said "I did not write that"—I produced this letter and said "You wrote this; they are both written by the same man"—he said "I did not"—said "I shall get an expert to show you did; I see you did write it"—he said "I did"—I said "What did you do with the money?"—he said "I gave it to the old man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took a note of the conversation—I have not got it; I cane away in a hurry, and then found I had not brought it—the prisoner did not say "I did not forge it," but "I did not write it"—I do not remember saying so at the police-court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-163" type="surname" value="SENIOR"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM MOLE,"/>WILLIAM MOLE, SENIOR</persName> </hi>. The signature on this receipt is not mine—I did not authorise the prisoner to sign it—he did not give me the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is not like my writing—if my son says it is I do not agree with him—I cannot say it is the prisoner's writing; I did not see him write it—my son carries on business with me; it is my business—my son paid him—I gave him 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. one Saturday; it is in the book pro
<lb/>duced—the account was outstanding with Mr. Sinclair—there was a dispute with him as to whether I had injured one of his horses—Mr. Sinclair's clerk suggested a County Court summons—the prisoner had no business to collect the money—I did not employ him—he was agent—my son directed him—I cannot say what he paid him; I have seen him give him money, but I never interfered—I had difficulties with my son about money sometimes—he disappeared, and I found the money had disap
<lb/>peared with him—I had nothing to do with the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-165" type="given" value="CAROLINE THURSTON"/>CAROLINE THURSTON ELDER</persName> </hi>. I live at 172, King's Road, Chelsea—my husband Henry Elder keeps a herbalist's shop; he is paralysed—on 19th November the prisoner and another man came to me; the other man said "I am Mr. Twells, and this man (
<hi rend="italic">referring to the prisoner</hi>) is Police Sergeant Von Tornow," and that the medicine I had supplied for a young woman was not any good, and that she was ill—I said "If she is ill I have a medical man here; where does she live?"—he said "That is my business," and if I would give him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he would settle the matter—I said "I have not got 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—the prisoner then said "This is not the place to do business, I will go inside"—they then both came into a room at the back of the shop—the prisoner said he was Sergeant Von Tornow; he had a warrant to take me, and unless I would present him with some money he should take me at once—I said "On what grounds"—he said "For supplying medicine and doing no good"—he asked for 5
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I said "He cannot have 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I have not got it"—he said "You must give him what you have got"—I gave him a sovereign; I had not any more—on Tuesday, the 23rd, the prisoner came by himself, about 5.30—he said "Could I speak to you?"—I said "No, you cannot, I am now engaged with my husband"—on the 22nd I had seen the other man give Welby the receipt marked "C"—he signed it at my table.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM MONTAGU HALL"/>WILLIAM MONTAGU HALL WELBY</persName> </hi>. I carry on Mr. Elder's business in consequence of the state of his health—on Saturday, 13th November, I was in the shop; I saw the prisoner with another man, who said his sister had had some medicine which had made her ill, and that the police constable had the matter in hand, but if I could make it up with him</p>
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<p>nothing more would be said about it—I and the prisoner then left the room, leaving the other man and Mr. Elder together—in a few minutes we came back—the man whose name I afterwards heard was Twells asked Mrs. Elder for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to make up the matter—she said she would give him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—she paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that night, and promised to give him the rest the following Monday—she also gave the prisoner 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he then wrote the guarantee marked "C"—on Saturday, the 20th, the prisoner called with a woman, and gave me the paper marked "A" (
<hi rend="italic">another receipt</hi>)—I took it down to Mrs. Elder—he signed it "Sergeant Von Turnow" in my presence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-167" type="given" value="CHARLES VON"/>CHARLES VON TORNOW</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of police—I was for some time a sergeant—I know no other Sergeant Von Tornow in the police—the receipt marked "A" is not signed by me, nor with my authority—I have no knowledge of it whatever—the prisoner's face seems familiar to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I cannot say why your face is familiar to me, but I have seen you before—the receipt is spelt "Turnow," not "Tornow."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-168" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-168" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ANDREWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T</hi>). After the charge was taken on 25th November the prisoner made a statement, which I took down in writing as follows: "Miss Pool, Market Street, Edgeware Road, I do not know the number, was sold a bottle of medicine by Mrs. Elder at the cost of one guinea to procure abortion. I can bring the bottle, and might be able to bring a few more persons. It would be rather a long case no doubt. I would rather not say any more now—she will learn more in the morning, and as the news will reach Paddington in the morn
<lb/>ing they will know all about it. I decline to supply any more informa
<lb/>tion on the subject."</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-169" type="surname" value="CHINERY"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-169" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK CHINERY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi>). I know the prisoner by the name of Robson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have taken it all upon my own shoulders. I have given all the information I could for the apprehension of the other man and the woman that obtained the medicine. When I went in the shop I was intoxicated; I deny signing the receipt. I was in the shop at the time it was drawn, and Twells was in the counting-room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-123-verdict-1" 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 conviction of felony in October</hi>, 1879,
<hi rend="italic">at Clerkenwell, in the name of John Robson.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-124-18801213 t18801213-124-punishment-28"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">defended Barrett and Howard; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver, and put down 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to pay for the drink, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and put the other money back in my pocket—there were a lot of people there; I could not say who they were—I bade the woman good night, and as soon as I had placed the money in my pocket I received a terrific blow on the right side of my head with a short, thick stick; it like stunned me; it went through my hat, and my hat fell on the floor—Barrett was the man that struck me—I did not fall, I merely staggered; the blood ran down my neck—I stooped down to pick up my hat, and I received another blow at the top of my head, which sent me on my knees—I could not see who inflicted that blow; it seemed as if it was from the same stick—the blood flowed from that blow—before I could recover myself I was seized by the throat by Howard—they
<hi rend="italic">drifted</hi> me right up in the corner; those throe and several more, and Johnson struck me with something, I don't know whether it was a stick or what it was—they tore all the buttons off my waistcoat and coat, tore my overcoat open, and shamefully beat me—they were saving "Pay him," put I could not say who it was—I was on the ground for three or four minutes—it was impossible for me to see where Johnson struck me, because I had my hands ever my face, and they were kicking me, and very nigh broke the tops of my fingers—I then got from them, and ran back to the private lobby, and said "Now, you stop beat
<lb/>ing me, or I will fire," and I called out "Police! Murder!"—the three prisoners followed me, and others besides—I had a revolver in my trousers pocket; I took it out when I went back to the lobby, and told them to stop beating me—I then had four or five wounds on the top of my head, and one on the temple, and you could not discern my features for blood; it was all over me—Howard said "Pay him, it is only loaded with peas"—they were still coming towards me to continue this, with sticks and water-bottles, and one thing or another—Johnson had a broken water-bottle, and the others had sticks—I then fired at Barrett—I only fired one shot—Goodwin, the constable, then came in and took me by the arm—somebody took the revolver from me—the constable pushed me through the passage leading to the bar-parlour—I then heard the report of firearms—the landlady opened tile flap of the counter and took me on the other side of the bar and laid me on the floor—my brother was halloaing out "Police! Murder!"—at that time we were both behind the bar for protection, and these men and others were getting on the counter and trying to jump over, throwing things, and going on like mad people—while the constable had hold of me somebody struck me a most terrific blow on the head—I could not see who did that—I heard three more shots fired, five altogether—I did not see any revolver but my own—I have since learnt that the names of the two women are Smith and Payne—smith was the one I treated—I had seen Barrett once or twice before,</p>
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<p>I never spoke to him—the other two were perfect strangers—I have seen Smith two or three times, and spoken to her—I never passed any tune in her company—I was asked at the station about the revolver—I said it was not mine; that was not true—I had my wounds dressed by a surgeon at the station—I could not say that I lost any money, I lost my hat—I am not in the habit of carrying a revolver in my pocket—I bought it a little after last Christmas of a seaman that used my house, the Lord Nelson—I had three diamond rings on my left hand, and when I was on the floor and they were beating me, there was a man in brown trousers; I could not distinguish his features, and they were trying to take my rings off, and the tips of my fingers are all bruised—they did not take the rings—this is my revolver (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it has six chambers; all six were loaded—when I saw it at the station four were loaded.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. I mentioned before the Magistrate about the man trying to take off my rings, and about Johnson holding the water-bottle in his hand, and I think I heard it read over—I had the revolver in my trousers-pocket behind, in a pockethandkerchief-pocket, where I carry my cigar-case as a rule—I have been in America; I have seen such pockets there—I can't say whether they carry revolvers in them—my trousers were made in London; I bought them ready made—I had no conversation with Barrett before he struck me—I told the inspector that the revolver belonged to Barrett.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I said that, because there was so much perjury being committed by these men that they would have actually been discharged and have kept us; they declared that it was my brother's revolver, then that it was mine—I mean to say that I told a wilful lie in order to throw suspicion on them, because they were telling lies to throw suspicion on us—the woman said it was my brother who fired the shot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. I did not recognise the woman Smith when I went into the public-house. I did when she spoke to me—I last saw her about three years ago—I was never in her company more than two or three minutes at a time, for two or it might be three times; I never lived with her; it is about three years ago since I was in Barrett's com
<lb/>pany—I was never in a bagatelle room with him—I remember Inspector Abel asking me if I knew the prisoners—I said "No" and Barrett said "Oh, yes he does; he and I have had transactions"—that is not true—I was never known as "Flash Jemmy Gill"—I dare say I was called so many years ago; I dare say it is three years ago; when t returned from America my clothes were very conspicuous, and a man said "There is a flash little Jemmy," but I never passed by that name—I had six months for an assault three years ago; I was charged with attempting to rescue a prisoner, a man who got penal servitude—I did not commit any assault, but I was punished for it—I am not in the habit of carrying a revolver; it was loaded when I bought it; I was in the habit of keeping it under my pillow, to protect me from burglars—I put it in my over
<lb/>coat through changing my residence on the 2nd; I did not know that I had it in my pocket till I was going up the tram steps—I slept at my mother's on the Sunday night—I did not toll her or my brother that I had a revolver—it is not true that when I was at the public-house I said to Barrett "Hallo, Johnny, will you have a drink?" nor did he say "No, I don't want anything to drink with you, Jemmy; in fact, I don't want you in my company at all"—I did not say "Why?"</p>
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<p>nor did he reply "Because you are no good;" it is all untrue; I did not then say "If you say that again I will give you a punch of the nose"—he did not then strike me in the face with his fist, and I did not then put my hand behind, take out my revolver, and fire at him—I only fired one shot; two chambers of the revolver were empty—I should fancy Barrett was about seven yards from me when I fired—the woman Payne charged me at the station with shooting her—my solicitor offered to make her a compensation, with my sanction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I swear I did not fire two shots in quick succession—I was about two hours at the Cambridge Music Hall with my brother before going to this public-house—I said at the police-court that I did not lose any thing; I had about 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I also said "There were about ten people devouring me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On the first occasion at Worship Street I was brought up with the three prisoners, and was remanded and sent to gaol for a week, and on the remand I went from the dock into the witness box and made my statement and was bailed—I mentioned about the rings before the Grand Jury.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There was no reason whatever for these people attack
<lb/>ing me—it was done so momentary it could not have taken above two or three minutes before there was blood and sticks all over the place—there was no time for any argument—Barrett first hit me and they all seemed to follow—I was not robbed—there was nothing to prevent them getting at my pocket, if so minded.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANDREW"/>WILLIAM ANDREW GILL</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, Baltic Street, St. Luke's, and am a beerhouse keeper—on Monday, 8th Nov., I went with my brother James from my house to the Cambridge Music Hall—we left there about 11.10 and went to the Commercial Tavern—we were quite sober—I saw two gentlemen in the private side—we had some whisky—as we were leav
<lb/>ing I saw two females sitting by the door, I think one of them pulled my brother's coat, anyhow she asked if he was not going to treat her—he said yes, and she had something at the bar—I went outside—he said he was coming—I returned in about 30 seconds and asked my brother rather sharply, if he was not coming—he said nothing—I saw blood running; from his temple—I asked him who had done it—he said "This vagabond" or "This villain"—the bar seemed tolerably full of people—I said "You are no men, this is cowardism"—Barrett then hit me in the mouth with something very hard—I did not see what it was—it was a very severe blow, it loosened all my teeth and cut my mouth, it bled very much—there was then a general rush of about 10 or 12 men—they held us in the corner by the door—I extricated myself and ran out and called "Police! murder!" about four times; a policeman came, I followed him in, and Howard hit me on the head with a piece of iron, I have the scar now—it sent me staggering back near the door, but I did not fall, and the man himself appeared to go up in the air—I bled very much—that was followed up by sundry blows from behind—there was a general tussle in the passage, and eventually Johnson hit me a violent blow across the nose and said "This is the b—we want to pay"—I heard two reports after the constable came in—I had no idea that my brother had a revolver—I had never seen it before that night—when I went in with the constable, my brother was on the floor—it seemed directly we went in that I heard the reports; there was one report, and as I walked on, another one in just a</p>
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<p>few seconds—after that I saw the constable have hold of my brother's arm—Barrett wrenched a pistol from the constable's hand, at the same time Johnson hit me the severe blow on the nose, I do not know what with, I was rendered almost insensible—some other constables came in and the doors were closed—I saw Barrett in the custody of one of the police—after I had collected myself behind the bar a few seconds, I pointed out Howard and Johnson—while the constable had hold of my brother he was struck and knocked senseless on the floor—we all went across to the police-station, and my head was dressed—the prisoners were charged with assaulting and wounding my brother, and I and my brother were charged with wounding the woman Payne—the girl Smith, when asked to give her version of the matter, said "He fired one shot, and he the other," pointing to me and my brother—while Johnson was in the dock he said "When I get out of this, if I know your whereabouts, I will give you a bit of lead, so help me God"—I never saw either of the prisoners before this night, or the two women; they were all strangers to me—I did not hear any conversation between my brother and any man in the place—it must have been very short if there was any, for it was all done under a minute, that I am sure of, we were not in the house five minutes—I never heard my brother address Barrett as Johnny, or any conversation at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. I left the house just as my brother was picking up the change that he had paid for Smith's drink with—I did not particularly notice any of the prisoners then—I saw Barrett among a crowd of men at the bar, in the same compartment as my brother, and close to him—I was outside just sufficient time to put on one glove and button it, and then I turned round and opened the swing door, and said "James, are you not coming?"—I did not hear a shot fired while I was outside—directly I went inside I saw my brother stooping down and his forehead bleeding—there was no attack taking place then, not continually, it was so momentarily done—Johnson had not got him by the throat at that time—I never heard my brother mention the purchase of a revolver—we were very intimate—I have seen him four or five times a week for these two and a half years, and I have been at his house three or four times a day—he never told me that he slept with a loaded revolver under his pillow—I did not know that he had such a thing on his person, or I should not have felt inclined to go out with him—I did not know that he had been convicted—I have heard it since, of an assault—at the time Johnson made the remark at the station, I should think there must have been close on 50 police and others there—I did not take the least notice of what the prisoners were saying, I was too much cut up—I heard Johnson nay that his name was
<hi rend="italic">Timothy Nevershake</hi>, and that he lived at Boston, Lincolnshire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GODFREY</persName> </hi>. I am a barman at the Commercial Tavern—I was serving there on Monday night, 8th November, about 11.25; I saw the Gills come into the lobby—I did not know them before; they appeared to be sober—I served them with two threepenny worths of whisky hot; they drank it and made their way out from the lobby—I then saw James Gill come up to the counter with a female; he treated her to some whisky—at that time I saw a number of people standing there close together, the three prisoners among them; Gill and Barrett were very close together; Barrett had a stick in his hand—I did not know the</p>
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<p>prisoners before—I turned to serve somebody, and shortly afterwards I saw James Gill bleeding from the head—I had not heard or seen any
<lb/>thing done before that—the next thing I saw was the three prisoners had him up in a corner beating him with sticks; they were middling blows, I should think as hard as they could; they did not say anything—I jumped over the counter to stop the noise, but I was useless, there were so many—there were only these three beating him, but there were others standing by; they did not interfere; I halloed to them; that was all I could do—I then saw James Gill fire a shot; I did not see where he took the revolver from; I saw it in his right hand—I did not hear him say anything before he fired; he pointed it at Barrett—Gill's face was bleeding very much at the time—I should say he was about three or four feet from Barrett when he fired—he fired two shots to my knowledge; I saw two shots fired by him—I don't know at whom he fired the second; I was behind him—there was a few minutes between the shots, or a few moments—people were rushing to get out of the way—the prisoners stood over him a bit, and then he ran away into the corner and made his way to the lobby door, and stood there, holding the pistol up, and said, "Stand back, or I will fire"—he had only fired one shot then, and a moment after saying that he fired the second—there were cries of "Murder;" the people in the bar were very excited, and made their nearest way out—when he fired the second shot the three prisoners all rushed into the lobby at him, and I heard three shots fired after that; I do not know who fired those; I was then on the stairs—I heard a smashing of glass and cries of "Police;" when I returned to the bar I saw some broken glass and a broken water-bottle; I did not see how it was broken, it was done in the mischief—the prisoners were not sober; I should say Barrett and Howard were half drank; Johnson I never noticed so much; I had spoken to Howard before the Gills came in, and told him to make less noise—after they were all gone to the station I found this small stick on the floor inside the bar; I gave it to one of the constables.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. I found no bar of iron or any revolvers—there was a lot of broken glass inside the bar where James Gill was brought in by the policeman—I heard James Gill and Barrett speak to each other; I could not hear what they said; it was after that that I saw Gill's head bleeding—it is not correct to say that 10 or 12 people were beating him—the first shot was fired in the private bar, where he treated the female; it was when the prisoners were following him up that he fired the second shot.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a barman at the Commercial Tavern—I was serving there on Monday night, 8th November, at 11.80; I saw the prisoners standing in front of the private bar talking about fighting; Howard said he would fight the best man that ever breathed, fight fair; I did not hear Barrett or Johnson say anything; they were laughing and talking; Godfrey told them to be quiet—after that I saw the two Gills come in; I saw them served with some whisky—I saw them going out, and one of the girls caught hold of Gill's arm, and he treated her—I then went across to the other side of the bar to serve some customers there, and the next I heard was the sound of blows, and I saw Godfrey getting over the counter; I went to follow him; I stood on the counter, and the landlady cabled me back—I saw the three prisoners beating Gill</p>
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<p>on the head in the corner with short sticks or pieces of iron, I don't know which; he was bleeding from the forehead—I then heard a report from the revolver; I could not see who had it; the three prisoners were on him; I saw the smoke come from the centre of them; they were in the corner, standing all round him, against the bar door; when the shot was fired they drew back, and I saw Barrett put his hand into his right-hand coat pocket and take a revolver or pistol out—Gill west to run into the private lobby, and he was followed up by Barrett; Gill turned against the door, and the two revolvers were pointed at each other, and one of them fired, but they were so close together I could not say which—I then looked over the next partition, and I saw Howard with one in his hand; I could not say where he got it from—the prisoners still kept pushing Gill into the lobby, and I heard two more shots, or hits or blows; I could not say which, or from whom—a constable then came in—I saw William Gill come in at the door when the first shot was fired—the con
<lb/>stable pulled James Gill along the passage from the bat to the bar-parlour, and while he had hold of him I heard another shot in the passage; I could not say who fired that; the bar flap was then opened, and James Gill was pulled through into the bar, and as he was pulled through one of the prisoners hit him on the head with a stick, and he and the constable both fell; William Gill then came in, and the landlady shut down the flap—Barrett then tried to jump over the counter; I pre
<lb/>vented him, and pushed him back—he said, "That is the one that I want, I will do for him, "pointing to James Gill—Barrett still had the revolver in his hand, and he said if I did not stand back he would serve me the same—he then seized a large water-bottle that was standing on the counter and was going to throw it at Gill, and the landlady snatched it away from him—other constables came in, and they were takes to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. There are glass screens along the counter, about 18 or 20 inches high—I am not sure whether it was a pistol or a revolver that Barrett had in his hand; it was something black—Gill must have seen it, it was quite close to him—we were all very excited, and there was great noise and confusion—I saw some short sticks; I could not tell whether they were sticks or iron.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. There were eight or nine people standing together, I could not say how many—the place was full.</p>
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<persName id="t18801213-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-180" type="surname" value="BLACK"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BLACK</persName> </hi>. I am a basket-maker in Windsor Street, Bishopsgate—on 8th November I was in the Commercial Tavern; I met a man there I knew, named Wakefield—I called for some ale and went into the lavatory, and while there I heard two sharp reports at if from a revolver, in quick succession—I came out into the passage, and heard another report—I saw a scuffle with three or four men, and James Gill with a revolver in his left hand, the barrel hanging? down—he was bleeding from the right temple—I seized the barrel, it was warm; another man came up, put a revolver at my face, and said "God blind me, if you don't let him go I will shoot you"—I cannot say who that man was—I then let Gill go—I saw a policeman there—I saw another man with a stick like this in his hand, but it was longer then than it is now; I believe that man was Howard—I went bad to the compart
<lb/>ment I had left, and saw a constable with a man on the floor behind the bar, kneeling on him; previous to that I heard another report—I</p>
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<p>saw William Gill bleeding from the temple—I heard four reports altogether—I went over to the station and there heard Howard say to the doctor "Don't strap his head up, God blind me, poison him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. There were a good many people at the station, and a little confusion—Howard did not say "He will poison you"—I am quite sure about the words—the whole affair in the public-house did not last five minutes—all the parties were strangers to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-181" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-181" type="surname" value="WAKEFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-181" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK WAKEFIELD</persName> </hi>. I live at 131, Clifton Street—on 8th November I went to the tavern about 10 o'clock, and remained till the finish of the disturbance—I knew nothing of any of the parties—I saw Barrett and Howard there, and afterwards Johnson—Barrett had a short stick in his hand, with a knob to it—the prisoners were drinking and they had two females with them—Howard seemed to be the worse for liquor—he wanted to fight anybody, bar none—I saw the Gills come in and served with two drops of whisky; they were in a different box to the prisoners—as the Gills turned out at the door, I went into the lavatory; while there I heard a noise, and then as I got to the door I heard two shots—I went into the private bar and saw Gill with a pistol in his hand; he was bleeding all over the head—I looked through into the bar and saw them beating Gill about with sticks; he had the revolver in his hand—I was frightened at the revolver and went to the back again, and while there I heard some more shots; I can't say how many, I can swear to two more; I think there were more—I then went back; I saw the heads of both the Gills covered with blood; they were behind the bar——I called out "Shut all the doors;" the police rushed in and the prisoners were taken to the station—I there heard Howard say that if he had got hold of the pistol, or if he had a pistol, he would have put some lead into the younger Gill—Johnson was asked his name, and he said "Timothy Nevershake," and that he lived at some number in Cheapside, Boston, Lincolnshire; he said "You go there, and very likely you will find some more bullets or cartridges to fit the pistol."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. I will not swear that his words were not "I took the revolver from the constable and would have put it into him if I had had the chance, for carrying such a weapon."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-182" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-182" type="surname" value="BLUMSEN"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-182" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BLUMSEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Blumsen, proprietor of the Commercial Tavern—I was there on the Monday night, the 6th November, and saw the three prisoners there; they were making a noise and knock
<lb/>ing on the counter, saying they would fight anybody, and Godfrey told them to be quiet—I saw the Gills come in—they had some drink, and I saw them go out—I was serving at the other side—I heard a noise, and heard the report of a pistol—I heard one or two reports, I am not sure which—I then looked under the screen of the counter and saw James Gill bleeding from the forehead and Barrett hitting him with a stick—I ran to the other bar and saw the prisoners making their way under the counter to the next bar—they were all scrambling through—I saw Howard with a pistol in his hand—I ran into the passage and saw Barrett fire a pistol which he had in his hand, I saw smoke coming from it—he pointed it to Gill—I then saw a constable take hold of Gill and drag him through into the bar—I shut down the flap—William Gill came and asked me to let him in; he said "I shall be killed," and I let him through the same flap—he was bleeding from the forehead at the time—the prisoners got into the next box, and I</p>
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<p>saw Barrett lift the water bottle up, and I pulled it from him—the other policemen came in, and I pointed out Barrett and Howard to them—there was a great deal of noise and confusion, and shouting and screaming—most of the people ran out of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. I did not notice the pistol in Gill's hand, for Barrett was fronting him—they were two or three feet apart I did not see him with a short stick.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-183" type="surname" value="FINNIGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-183" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FINNIGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 2, Vine Court—I was in the Commercial Tavern on this night, and heard a noise in the next compart
<lb/>ment—I ran out and saw William Gill standing outside screaming "Police," with his forehead cut—he came back into the compartment—I then saw James Gill on the ground and a lot of men ever him, punching him—Barrett and Howard were two of them—Johnson was along with William Gill—he had a stick in his hand like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw Barrett rush away from Gill and shove his hand to the breast of his coat—neither of the prisoners spoke to me—I heard a sound like two shots in quick succession—I went over to the police-station, and as I came back I heard a third shot—the police then had the prisoners behind the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. When I first heard the reports I thought they were blows of sticks against the partition—I am almost certain they were shots.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-184" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-184" type="surname" value="GOODWIN"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-184" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GOODWIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 5). On this night I was on reserve duty at the Commercial Street Police-station, which is about 30 yards from the tavern—I heard cries of "Police!" and ran out into the street, and I heard one report of a firearm proceeding from the tavern—I went across to the door, and then heard another report inside—I went inside and then saw James Gill with a revolver in his right hand, pointing in the direction of the door at which I entered; smoke was coming from the revolver—he was bleeding from a wound in the forehead—I caught hold of his right hand with my left—Howard directly came and wrenched the pistol out of my hand—I immediately heard another report of fire-arms behind me, and I was struck on the right hand with something which knocked a piece of skin off the knuckle of the hand with which I had hold of Gill's throat—Howard ran out of the bar into the street—I took Gill along the passage and Johnson came behind and struck him over my shoulder on the head with a short stick, which caused him to fall, and I fell upon him—when I got up I saw Barrett; he said "Where is the b—? I will give him something"—I said "That will do, I have the man in custody"—they were all taken to the station—after the charge was taken Barrett was asked what he had to say, and he made this state
<lb/>ment, which I took down: "I went in the public-house, when he (James Gill) came in and asked me to have a drink; I said "No, you and me
<hi rend="italic">ain't</hi> friendly;' he said 'I will soon show you,' and he put his hand behind and pulled out a revolver and fired at everybody in the house"—Johnson said "I corroborate what my little friend says, and if you go down to my address, Boston, Lincolnshire, you will find some more slugs the same as some more people tried to put into us"—Howard said "I took the revolver from the constable and would have put it into him (referring to James Gill) if I had a chance, for carrying such a weapon, but it might have gone off while I had it in my hand"—Howard made some remark to Gill, and he replied "Yes, you swines, I would have used it more upon you"—the woman Payne came to the station and said she had been</p>
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<p>shot—I said "How many shots did you hear fired?" she said "Three"—the surgeon dressed my knuckle at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. I met the three prisoners outside the public-house, and Howard said, "For God's sake, constable, go in there; there is a man shooting everybody"—I heard the report before I entered the folding-doors—James Gill had been drinking, but he knew perfectly well what he was about; I thought he was more excited than drunk—Howard caught hold of my hand with the revolver; Gill was struggling to retain it—altogether I heard three reports.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-185" type="surname" value="HOLMAR"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-185" type="given" value="PAUL"/>PAUL HOLMAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 151). On the night of the 8th November, between 11 and 12, I was going along Commercial Street and heard two reports and cries of "Police" from the Commercial Tavern—I went to the door; Finnigan let me in, and I saw Barrett with a water-bottle in his hand, with his arm raised about to throw it at James Gill, who was then behind the bar lying down, and Goodwin over him—I seized hold of Barrett, and the landlady took the bottle from him—Johnson had a piece of iron in his hand about half a yard long, bent in the middle—Howard had a revolver in his hand; he went out in the street; I went after him and said, "I am a police-constable, give that revolver to me;" he did so, and I produce it now—I went back to the tavern and took Barrett to the station—I heard Johnson say there that he lived at "Cheapside, Boston, Lincolnshire," and if we went there we should find some bullets like those in the revolver—I searched Barrett, but found nothing on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. Barrett made no resistance—he went quietly to the station—he said "You will apologist to me when you hear I am the man who has been shot at;" I heard two shots fired, at a few seconds interval.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-186" type="surname" value="ORR"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-186" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ORR</persName> </hi>. I am a musician, and live at 4, Little Pearl Street; I was in the Commercial Tavern; I heard a great confusion and noise, and after I heard a shot fired, and then another; I heard four altogether—after the fourth I saw James Gill come behind the bar bleeding from the temple—there were about nine or ten people there altogether—I then ran out and saw three men come out of the private compartment—one of them had a revolver in his hand; it was neither of the prisoners—I do not know who it was—he passed it to Howard—they then went into the same compartment, when I heard the fourth shot fired there—I will not swear that it was not Holmar that took the revolver from the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-187" type="surname" value="ABEL"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-187" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ABEL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On the night of the 8th November I saw the prisoners and Gill at the station and took the charge—I asked James Gill if he knew the others, pointing to the three prisoners who were then in the dock—he said "No, I do not"—Barrett said "Yes, he does, I have had transactions with him before, and because I would not drink with him he took a revolver from a pocket behind and fired, and I thought I was shot"—Johnson said, "Yes, I can corroborate what my friend says"—I asked Goodwin where he first saw the revolver—he said he first saw it in the hands of Gill, and smoke was issuing from the muzzle, and he took it away from Gill, and Howard immediately snatched it away, and he heard a report, and found that he was struck in the hand—Howard said, "I took the revolver from the constable, and it might have gone off while it was in my hand; I would have let the fellow had it if I had had a chance, for carrying such a thing"—I asked</p>
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<p>in a general way who the revolver belonged to—all the three prisoners said, "It belongs to that fellow," pointing to Gill—I said to Gill, "They say the revolver belongs to you"—he said, "No, it is not mine; the first I saw of it was in that man's hand," pointing to Barrett—I examined the revolver, and found that four of the chambers were loaded, and two had been recently fired—I searched them all, and found no cartridges on any—Barrett gave his address as the Victoria Pier House, City Road—Howard gave the same address, and said he was a beer retailer, and Johnson gave 9, Cheapside, Boston, Lincolnshire, draper—neither of the prisoners complained of having been injured—both the Gills were Heeding—the surgeon saw them both—afterwards the woman Payne made a charge against Gill—the surgeon saw her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. A bullet was handed to me at Worship Street when you appeared as counsel for the prisoners—I did not see Barrett give it you—I have compared that bullet with the one shown to me by Dr. Phillips, who attended the woman Payne, and they are appa
<lb/>rently identical.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-188" type="surname" value="MINCHIN"/>
<interp inst="t18801213-name-188" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MINCHIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 15). I went to the Commercial Tavern on the night of the 8th November, and Goodwin gave me this stick—it was the only article found there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18801213-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18801213-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-189" type="given" value="GEORGE BAXTER"/>GEORGE BAXTER PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Spital Square, and am divisional surgeon to the police—on Monday night, the 8th November, I was called to Commercial Street Police-station, and there saw James Gill, and examined him—he had a clean cut wound, with ragged edges on the upper part of his forehead, and a small stab in front, and six or eight bruises on his head—they were apparently just such wounds as would be inflicted with broken glass—they were bleeding—I should say they were all separately inflicted—William Gill had a clean cut wound on his forehead, which was bleeding—it might have been caused by such a stick as this—Goodwin had a small confused wound on his knuckle; it was very slight—it might have been caused by a bullet or anything—I saw the three prisoners there, and they did not complain to me of any injury—I examined the woman Payne, and found a slug between her skin and her chemise which had penetrated through various thicknesses of clothing, and had broken the cane of her corset, and pierced through it—there was a mark on her flesh such as would be caused by a slug penetrating and glancing off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOHEGHAN</hi>. I have compared that slug with the cartridges, they appear to be similar—James Gill had had something to drink—I did not hear Barrett say he had been shot—they were speaking to almost everybody, and who they addressed I could not say.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-125-18801213 t18801213-125-punishment-30"/>One Month's Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known them over two years—he has always been a very quiet man, you never knew he was in the house unless you saw him—there were five children; he has been a widower, there was a boy eight years old by his first wife—I can't say whether the woman got on well with that boy, I don't know anything about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18801213-name-194" type="given" value="MARY JANE"/>MARY JANE HARWOOD</persName> </hi>. I was living at 8, Bath Passage, with my husband, the prisoner—I got up that morning about 7.30; the prisoner was then in bed—shortly after be got up and ill-used me—the first thing I felt was a blow on the back of my head—I felt a second blow; that stunned me, and I recollect nothing more—I cannot tell whether I was bleeding—we had had a few words; it commenced about a penny toy that he had bought for one of the children.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He bought it the night before, for the little boy three years old, my boy and his—the boy by his former marriage is eight years old—we had had a dispute about that child before this; not on that morning or the night before—he has accused me many times of ill-treating that child; he always took his child's part—there had been no quarrel the night before; I was in bed when he came home.</p>
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<p>wounds, and the blood trickling through the nose made he? vomit blood for some time—these wounds must have been caused by many blows—such an instrument as this flat iron would inflict such wounds—she was under my care until a few days ago, when she went into the infirmary, and she is there now—her life was in danger in the first instance for about a week, from the effect of the fainting and concussion—she subse
<lb/>quently had an attack of erysipelas, which also endangered her life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If she had fallen forward on something; sharp it might have split the nostril, but probably not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">on Second Count.</hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-126-18801213 t18801213-126-punishment-31"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> He had been twice previously in custody for assaulting his wife.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1880.</p>
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