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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">McARTHUR, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two start</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, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-587-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering a medal resembling a sovereign.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-2" type="given" value="HORACE"/>MR. HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-3" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE PALMER</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Hastings Street, St. Pancras, and am the wife of Peter Palmer, a greengrocer—about 11.15 on Saturday night, 4th June, the prisoner came for two bundles of rhubarb, which came to 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she said she had not quite enough change, but would I change a sovereign, and she produced a Hanoverian medal like this—I said it was a bit of brass worth nothing—she said it was quite good, for she got it in change with four others at Parkins and Gotto's for a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note that after
<lb/>noon—she showed me the four others, they were similar—I called a con
<lb/>stable and gave her in custody; on the Tuesday following, I saw my husband pick up another coin like that, off the floor, exactly where she stood—I gave both those coins to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GRIFFIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 478). The prisoner was given into my custody—I said "Have you any others?"—she said "Yes," and gave me these four—they were loosely wrapped in tissue paper, all four together—she said that she got them in change for a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note at Parkins and Gotto's, in Oxford Street—I took her to the station—she refused her name and address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM LEE</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs Parkins and Gotto, stationers, of Oxford Street—it is my duty to give out all change required in the shop, and on the 4th June I gave no coins of that description in change for a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I do not know whether coins of that sort are kept in the shop, I have never seen any—there was a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note brought to me for change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coins to the Mint—these are known as Hanoverians medals, they are worth nothing.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-10" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GIBBS</persName> </hi>. I am a confectioner, of 63, Bengal Road, Isle of Dogs—on 23rd May Jones tendered me a bad half-crown for a fourpenny cake—she said that she took it in change on Saturday night, and gave me a good one, and I gave it back to her—she had tendered a bad one on the previous Saturday for some nuts—I put it in my pocket and did not find it was bad till she had left—I marked it and gave it to John Smith—when she left on the 23rd I followed her and saw her join Shep
<lb/>herd and give him the cake, she also gave him something which he threw into a field—she then passed something to him, and he went into Maskell the grocer's shop, where Godsell joined her—he was carrying a bag—I gave information at the station, and then followed them to the Lord Nelson, where Jones went in—we went into another compartment, and she asked the landlady how long the bus would be—she got into it, and Smith got outside—I afterwards saw Shepherd go into Mr. Green's shop in Emmett Street, about a mile and a half off, and then Jones went in—the woman ran out and said "Where has that woman gone? she has given me a bad half-crown"—I fetched Jones back, and she was given in custody—the cake was found on Godsell, who carried the bag.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Shepherd.</hi> I did not say "I think that is the man," nor did the officer say "When you get to the station you must not think, you must be sure."</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-11" type="given" value="ROSETTA"/>ROSETTA GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of Emmett Street, Poplar—on 23rd May, about 9 p.m., Shepherd came in for a cherry pipe, and while he was looking at it Jones came in for two half-ounces of tobacco, and tendered a half-crown—Catherine Cotter gave her the change and she left—I took it from her hand and gave it to the potman, who put it to his mouth—I had seen Jones there on 12th May, when she gave Catherine Cotter a florin, which I afterwards found was bad and gave it to a con
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> You usually came on Sunday and Thursday afternoons—I noticed you because you came so regularly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-12" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE COTTER</persName> </hi>. I am a widow—I assist Mrs. Green—on 23rd May, Shepherd came in for a penny pipe, and Jones two or three minutes after him for two half-ounces of tobacco, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half-crown—I kept it in my hand and gave it to Mrs. Green, who gave it to the potman after Jones left—it was found to be bad, and given to the police—on 12th May, Jones had given me a florin for two half-ounces of tobacco—it was afterwards found to be bad, and given to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-13" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HIND</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer—on 12th May I went to Mrs. Green's shop and tendered a half-crown for some tobacco—Mrs. Cotter gave me a bad florin in change, and I gave it to Mrs. Green, and left the house with her—it was not out of my sight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-14" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MASKELL</persName> </hi>. I assist in a grocer's shop in Poplar—on 23rd May, about eight o'clock, Jones came in for one ounce of tea and some sugar, which came to 2 3/4
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<p>in change for a half-sovereign—I give her two half-crowns and some shillings and sixpences—a constable brought it back next day—I do not know where the second half-crown came from, but the one Jones gave me was bright.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-15" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>. On the 23rd May, about 8 p.m., I bought some articles at Mr. Tredgett's shop, and put down a half-sovereign—Maskell gave me the change, among which were two half-crowns—a constable came and sounded them next morning, and I marked one and handed it to him; I then went to Mr. Tredgett's shop and received goods for it, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I had one other half-crown and no other silver.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Manchester Road, Cubitt Town—on 19th May, between one and two o'clock, I saw Shepherd walking up and down the road, between one and two o'clock, and saw Jones join him—I had seen them three or four months before, when Jones came to the shop I manage for a Seidlitz powder and twopenny worth of zinc ointment, and tendered a bad half-crown, and Shepherd came in about two minutes for one pennyworth of ant bilious pills, paid with a penny, and went out; my wife said in the presence of both the prisoners that the half-crown was bad, and I said to Jones, "Where did you get this? it is bad"—she said, "At a butcher's a few doors higher up;" and gave me a good one—I followed, and saw the prisoners join about two hundred yards down, and did not see them again till 19th May.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 155). On the 23rd May Mr. Gibbs came to the station, and I went with him to the Lord Nelson public-house, where I saw Jones get into an omnibus; I got on top of it, and Shepherd and Godsell walked on till it overtook them—Jones afterwards got out and waited for Shepherd and Godsell—I saw him drop something; one of them picked it up, and they all three went round the corner—Shepherd and Jones went into Mr. Green's shop—I watched through the window, and saw Mrs. Green give her two half-ounces of tobacco; she tendered a half-crown—Shepherd pointed out some pipes in the window, and Mrs. Green came out and said that Jones had given her a bad half-crown—Gibbs fetched her back, and I went in and detained Shepherd, and found 39
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on him—he denied all knowledge of Jones—going to the station I saw Godsell a little ahead with the bag, and told him to come to the station, and I should lock him up; he said that he had never seen them before—no bad money was found—there was a loaf in the bag, and some tea and sugar, cake, two boxes of ointment, two spirit bottles, and some camphor—Gibbs pointed out a field to me, and I found this bent half-crown there—I received this bad florin and half-crown from Mrs. Green, the bad half-crown from Mr. Gibbs, and the other from Mrs. Chambers—I found 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Godsell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-18" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are all bad, and there are three from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Shepherd's Defence.</hi> I never saw Jones before in my life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones's Defence.</hi> This is not the young man I was with. I was never in the shop before. It was my own money. He took the change out of my hand, and said, "I will give you another half-crown," but I never received it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-21" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH REEVES</persName> </hi>. My husband is a tobacconist, of New Compton Street, Soho—on 18th May I served Reece with twopenny worth of tobacco; she put down a florin—I gave her the change in coppers, and put the florin into the till, where there was no other florin—Hales came in behind her, asked for half an ounce of tobacco, and gave me a florin—I thought it strange, and bent them both in the trier—Reeves had then gone—I seized Hales, but he tore away from me—on 28th May I recog
<lb/>nised both prisoners at Bow Street—I knew Reece because she had two black eyes—these are the coins, I marked them—I described the prisoners to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The gas was alight—I saw eight or ten women at Bow Street, and picked Reece out by her two black eyes—I was not certain about Hales at first, but the longer I look at him the more certain I get—I don't know how many men were present when I picked him out, I was worried.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi>). I received a description of the prisoners from the last witness, and took them at the Two Spies public-house, a quarter of a mile from the prosecutor's shop—Hales said, "You have made a mistake; I never passed a bad shilling in my life"—Reece said, "Me pass a bad shilling I would rather cut my throat"—I found on Hales 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver—the prisoners were placed among seven or eight women, and I dare say eighteen men, and Reeves identi
<lb/>fied them—I stood near the cell while Reece was searched—Sergeant Berry searched Hales a second time, after which I asked him what he had done with the four sovereigns; he said, "Never mind, that is my business;" I gave it to a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the prisoners on the 24th in Seven Dials—I was in plain clothes—I went for assistance, and when I came back they were gone—I did not charge them with stealing the 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—among the men with whom Hales was put there was a man very much like him, who I asked to come in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). On 28th May I went with Gregory to the Two Spies, and saw the prisoners—I said, "We are about to take you into custody for passing a counterfeit half-crown on the 18th of last month, in Compton Street—she said, "A bad half-crown! I would rather cut my throat"—as I took her out she said to Hales, "This is what you have done for me by bringing me to dirty old Massey's"—I took them to the station and found 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Hales—I asked him what he had done with the gold which Gregory found on him; he said, "I gave it to a policeman"—the female searcher gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Reece said if she had had any gold she should have been too clever for us; she would have swal
<lb/>lowed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say that at the police-court; I was not asked—Massey was the proprietor of the Two Spies; he has had to close his house because he is a convicted thief.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-24" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MACKINTOSH</persName> </hi>. I am a glass-blower, of 45, Queen Street, New Cut—my mistress let the prisoners a furnished room, and I was standing at the door—they came on 21st May, and stayed a week—Reece had a black eye the day after they came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-25" type="given" value="THEODORA"/>THEODORA DILLON</persName> </hi>. I searched Reece at the station on 21st May, and found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which I gave to Berry, and she said to him that if she had had any gold on her a better man than he could not have found it, as she would have boned it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They both</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions of a like offence in April</hi>, 1880.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUFF</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-30" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD TALLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I went into a public-house in Provost-Street, and saw the prisoner showing a piece of paper to some persons—I asked him what he had, and he tore it into small pieces, which were afterwards put together and formed a cheque for 20
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-31" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD REVELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was with Tallin when the prisoner was taken—I apprehended Hampshire, and told him I should take him for being concerned with Brown, then in custody—he made a statement about a man named Clark—I apprehended Clark, and told him it was for being concerned with Thomas Brown in breaking into his late employer's premises—he said that he knew Brown, but knew nothing of the robbery—he was remanded for three weeks and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-32" type="given" value="SOLOMON HENRY"/>SOLOMON HENRY PABKER</persName> </hi>. I am a member of this club—a cheque was sent to me by Mr. Warr, drawn by H. G. Moore—I never saw it till I went to Bow Street.</p>
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<persName id="t18810627-name-33" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-33" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOORE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Morpeth Castle, Victoria Park—I drew a cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Henry Parker, and addressed it to him at the Falmouth Club, and sent it by post.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not commit the burglary, but I know it was done, and I received the cheque in a public-house. A cabman said he saw three young men, and recognised one of them as being there dressed in black. I had no black clothes. The one he recognised was dis
<lb/>charged. I no sooner had the cheque in my hand than I was taken. I tore it up because I knew I should be accused of it if I was locked up, and I did not want him to see it, but I did not commit the burglary.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-36" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH GAUTIER</persName> </hi>. I am a pianoforte manufacturer, of 172, Euston Road—on 22nd May, at 11.15 p.m., I entered a urinal at the end of Seymour Street, and was immediately struck by what appeared to be a stone on my hand—I turned and saw the prisoner standing in the road within three or four feet of me, and a lot of fellows by a public-house—I said "What are you doing that for?" and he struck me in my eye—my hat went off; I tried to pick it up, and he kicked me on my head—I then gave up the chase after my hat—I fell, and the prisoner struck me a final blow—I had never seen him before—I am sure he is the man—I threw him down, and kept him till he was apprehended.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not push you against some white stuff; there was some there—I did not rub against you or threaten to strike you—I had no stick.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw no chloride of lime, and saw no white stuff on your clothes.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAPMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-42" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a servant at 50, Ansell Street, Fulham—on 7th June I was out shopping with my sister and her husband—we went into the Greyhound public-house, and the prisoner and another man were there—he was using violent language to a woman, my sister told him he ought to know better, and he struck her in the eye and gave her a black eye—he was turned out, and I said "You are a cruel man; you have almost killed my sister"—he said "I will do the same to you," and stabbed me on my arm and head—I went to the East London Hospital, and was detained there a week—here is a hole in the sleeve of my dress.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not have a stone—you are a perfect stranger to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My eye was sore on the Monday before the Magistrate—he ordered me to take the bandage off; he did not the laugh at me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-44" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL CALLAGHAN</persName> </hi>. On 7th June I was at the Greyhound with my wife—the prisoner was using violent language, and my wife said "Young man, I should feel much obliged to you if you will take your conversation a little farther off"—he hit her twice, and caused her two black eyes—I met him outside, and asked him what he had done it for—he never answered, and my sister-in-law spoke to him and said he was a very cruel man—he went about 15 yards down, and returned with a knife in his hand, and put his arm round her neck—I went to catch hold of him, and the blade of the knife stuck out from his hand—he hid himself—I walked down the road, and my mistress said "There he is"—he ran, and I caught him—he hit me with the knife and I knocked him down—a policeman came up—I was forced to let him go.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I swear you used the knife—I was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-45" type="given" value="SARAH, FANNY"/>SARAH, FANNY CHILDS</persName> </hi>. I was outside the Greyhound on 7th June looking for my brother, and saw Mr. Gallaghan trying to get his wife home, and soon after that the prisoner came up and struck her on her head and arms, and I saw her bleeding.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-46" type="given" value="HENRY JAMES"/>HENRY JAMES BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the West London Hospital—the prosecutrix was brought there on the morning of 8th May suffering from a punctured wound on the left side of her head, and an incised wound on her left arm, caused by an instrument of some kind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She appeared tolerably sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 473). I took the prisoner next morn
<lb/>ing and told him the charge—he said, "Very well, policeman, I will go with you"—the charge was read over to him at the station, and he said, "All right"—his eyes were discoloured, and he had spots on his face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-48" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BAXTER</persName> </hi>. The prosecutrix came in and said to the prisoner, "Are you going to treat me?"—he said, "No, why should I treat you?"—she struck him with a pint pot, and the landlord jumped over the bar and shoved her out—we stopped there 10 minutes after that, and when we got outside Callaghan knocked the prisoner down, and kicked him from one side of the road to the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The landlord turned out the prosecutrix and the two women, all except the prisoner and me—I saw him kicked across the road; I did nothing to prevent it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-49" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WRAYERS</persName> </hi>. I saw the prosecutrix and Gallaghan attack you—there was a crowd outside, and one said to the other, "Wait till he comes out"—I stayed to look on, and Gallaghan caught one man by his throat, and they all knocked him down in the road—they followed him half a mile, and Gallaghan got him round the neck against a shop and said, "Look at the b—y b—," and a woman said, "Hold my baby, mother, and I will give it to him," and a man with Gallaghan took off his coat to fight—you had two black eyes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen the prisoner before—I saw the two women at the Greyhound, but did not see either of them bleeding from the head—an old woman held the baby while Mrs. Callaghan kicked the prisoner on his head—I did not see him kicked across the road first, but Callaghan told me of it—Callaghan caught him by the throat.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MORGAN</hi>. I saw Callaghan holding the prisoner on the ground, kneeling on him, with his knuckles in his collar—the prisoner had two block eyes, and blood was running from his face—I asked Cal
<lb/>laghan if he would allow the prisoner to get up—he said "No"—I said, "You know where he lives, and if he has done wrong let him get up; if you hold him there he will die"—he said that if I interfered with him he would serve me the same—I told him where they lived, and said I would be answerable—they would have killed him if they had not released him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a fellow-lodger of his—he made no attempt to get away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I told the prosecutrix I had no money to treat her, and she gave me a push. The landlord had them turned out, and me and Baxter waited about 10 minutes. When I got out Callaghan and his sister attacked me, and the prosecutrix struck me with a stick. I got away twice, and they ran after me again and said that they would strangle me. They were all mad drunk, but I was quite sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). A sharp stone might have pro
<lb/>duced the wound on the head, but no stone could have caused the wound on the arm; it must have been done with a knife.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">a prisoner</hi>). I am at present awaiting my trial at the Appleby Assizes, Westmoreland, on a charge of burglary—I have known Hewson two years last February—when I first knew him I was living as servant to Sir John Holker, the late Attorney-General, in Devonshire Street, Portland Place—Hewson came there once to see me with a man named Bache, who was then valet to Mr. Mansfield—after leaving Sir John Holker's I was out of place for some time—while I was out of place I met Hewson in the street on several occasions—I first went to his house on 5th September last, 29, Hogarth Road—I went there alone by previous appointment on the Saturday—he said he had got a man to go down with me to Ampthill Park to commit a burglary and get a dressing-case—I knew that Mr. Lowther lived there—I went to Hewson's house about 8 o'clock on the Sunday morning, the 5th—he told me he had seen this man, and we were to meet at Earl's Court Rail
<lb/>way-station—I went there at 11 and met Joseph Taylor and Hewson there—we walked along the street and talked over how the robbery should be done, and then Taylor and I arranged, in Hewson's presence, that we should go down to Ampthill Park from St. Pancras—we were to be at the station at 4.30 that afternoon—I left Taylor and Hewson in the street at Earl's Court, and met Taylor as appointed at St. Pancras Station—Taylor took two tickets, I am not quite certain whether it was to Ampthill or to Bedford—when we got out of the train we went through the wood and park, and on to the lawn in front of Ampthill House, about 8 o'clock—the servants had just come home from church—I and Taylor</p>
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<p>concealed ourselves in the house—I went up to Mrs. Lowther's dressing-room and stole the dressing-case—we took it away about half a mile and broke it open and took out a quantity of jewellery—we left the dressing-case in a corner of a field—we then went to Bedford—Taylor's wife's mother lived there; we knocked them up, and they let us in—Taylor remained there, and I took the train back to London close on 3 in the morning—I got to London about 4—Taylor gave me the money to pay my fare—I went to the Pitt's Head, Cumberland Place—on Monday, 6th September, I met Taylor at Hewson's house in Hogarth Road; I did not think of meeting him there—Taylor had possession of the jewellery at Bedford; he brought it to London to Hewson's—Taylor said he had been offered 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—I said that was not much—Hewson joined in the conversation—this was not at Hewson's house, it was in a public-house close by; I don't know the name of it, about two or three hundred yards from Hewson's house—I then went home with Taylor to 15, Canal Road, Dalston—I believe we left Hewson in the street—I remained there all night—next morning, the 7th, we left the house together about 10 o'clock, and separated—I met him again at 12 o'clock at noon at the Marble Arch with Hewson, as we had arranged—Taylor said he wanted to go into the City to show some person the jewels; it was agreed that he and Hewson should go together—I believe they went, they left me for that purpose—two days after I again went to Hogarth, Road, and saw Hewson there—previous to that I had seen a man named King, a friend of Taylor's—I cannot say whether the jewellery was produced when I went to Hewson's on this occasion—it was in its setting at that time; I assisted in taking out the stones—Taylor had them in his possession for a day or two, and then King, Taylor, and I went together to a man named Anthony in Helmet Bow, Old Street, St. Luke's—the gold and silver setting was sold to Anthony for 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or a little over, and that was divided between Hewson, myself, and Taylor, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was given to King for his trouble—I had a few of the loose stones a day or two after, I can't exactly say how many, perhaps 80 or 100; I also had this little brooch and this pendant—Taylor said he did not think some of the stones were any good—I kept the stones five or six days—I then took them to Hewson, the brooch, the pendant, and these two little pieces with diamonds, and another piece which is not here—he said he thought some of them were good, and he would have them made into rings—a short time after that he gave me one stone to sell—two or three days after I saw Hewson again at his house, and asked him to give me the stones back; I said I wanted to sell them—he said he had given them to his daughter—he still continued to keep the brooch, pendant, and diamonds; I never got those from him—Anthony is a melter or refiner—I had not sold property of the same kind to him before; I have since—on 18th April last I was taken into custody for a burglary committed in. Westmoreland—I then made a statement, in consequence of which I was seen by the authorities, and my evidence was taken, and the prisoner was subsequently given into custody on this charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was about five or six months in Sir John Holker's service; I left in March, 1879, and I was out of employment till October, when I went to Mr. Biddulph—I went out waiting when I could get anything to do; sometimes perhaps two or three nights a week—the prisoner never employed me as a waiter—I believe he has said so; I deny it—I was engaged as an occasional waiter several times by Mr.</p>
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<p>Lowther at his house in London—I lived with Mr. Lowther at Ampthill Park from '66 to '71—I knew all the arrangements of the house—I remained with Mr. Biddulph about five or six months—about a month after leaving him I went to the Carlton Club on his recommendation, I believe—on 1st April, I believe, somebody broke into Mr. Biddulph's house, after I had left; they thought it was me—I was taken up, and the Magistrate discharged me—I was at the Carlton Club two or three months; I left there about the end of June—I was not out of employment from then till October, 1880—I never had any regular employment after I left the Cariton—I was discharged from there—I did not hear of any plate being stolen; there was some missing—I am not aware that anything was said about a letter with notes in it being missing; I never heard of it—I believe some sugar-tongs or something was missing, that was not the reason that I was discharged; I believe Mr. Biddulph said some-thing to some of the men; that was what I was told—that was before the robbery—two of the houses in which I lived have been broken open—I first saw Hewson at Sir John Holker's; he came there once with a friend of mine who was a friend of his; that was perhaps three weeks or a month before I left Sir John Holker's—I saw him frequently in the street after that, when I was out of place, but never went to his house till the 5th September—I never asked him to lend me any money—he has given me a glass of beer sometimes and I have given the same to him—he gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 5th September to get some refreshment with, not to defray my expenses to Ampthill Park—I know that he has stated that he lent me money on one or two occasions—I saw him on 4th September—the robbery had been arranged between myself and Hewson a day or two before, I could not say the dates—I did not see Taylor till the 5th; I met him on the Saturday—there had not been any appointment to meet on the Sunday—I have not got any witness here to prove that we three were seen together before the robbery—I believe the diamonds were in paper, not in any case—they were in paper when I gave them to Hewson—I could not say whether they were in paper or in a little pill-box; they were in the dressing-case when we took them away from Mr. Lowther's—we left that about half a mile from the house, after taking out the contents, which were put into Taylor's pocket—I believe some of them were missing when we met at Hewson's on the Monday night—I cannot say whether Taylor showed him all the jewellery that he had got—Taylor did not go with me to Anthony's; he got part of the 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I got about 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Taylor told me that Hewson had got about the same; I did not see him get it—Hewson keeps an hotel at 29, Hogarth Road, and he has a private house in Drayton Terrace; it was at Hogarth Road that I left the pill-box; it was not an hotel then, it was a private house, a sort of boarding-house—I have been there frequently—he was not called out of the dining-room to see me when I gave him the pill-box; it was in the pantry, between 9 and 10 o'clock in the evening—I can't say what he did with it; he looked at the stones—no one was present—I stayed there that night—when I saw him on the 4th he said he would get the man to go down to Ampthill Park—I don't know where Taylor is now—I believe he is at the Cape—I was taken in custody for the robbery in the north on 7th April this year—it was for a burglary at Colonel Gandy's; I am to be tried for that at Appleby Assizes—I knew the footman at Mr. Lowther's—the prisoner gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to go down to Sir John Holker's in Lancashire</p>
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<p>to commit a robbery there; I did not go—that was in September last, after the Ampthill business—I went to him some time afterwards to ask him to give me the stones, I wanted to sell them—I afterwards went to his daughter; she refused to give them to me, because she said she had lent her father 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on them; she did not say she would not give them till I had paid the money he had lent me; I swear that—I saw her at Drayton Terrace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The robbery at Mr. Biddulph's was planned by myself, Taylor, and Hewson—Taylor and I committed it, and the proceeds were divided between Hewson, myself, and Taylor—that robbery took place in October, 1880; a month after this one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-54" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live in Bedfordshire, and am a son of a farmer there—on Monday morning, 6th September, I found this dressing-case broken open in a ditch in a field about half a mile from Mr. Lowther's; I also found this small pendant—I took them home, and they were after
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-55" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of police in Bedfordshire—on Sun
<lb/>day night, 5th September, I received information of this robbery at Mr. Lowther's; I went and examined the place; there, were no marks of violence; it had been entered by the door—this dressing-case, pendant, and brooch were given to me by the last witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-56" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN BYCROFT</persName> </hi>, I live at 100, Tavistock Street, Bedford—on a Sunday night in September I went to bed about 9 o'clock, and between 11 and 12 I was knocked up by Joseph Taylor, who married my sister; another man was with him; that man only remained a short time; Taylor remained all night and left next morning after breakfast—I don't know the other man; I only saw him for a very short time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On Monday, 2nd May, I went with Inspector Dowdell, and got a search warrant from Bow Street Police-court to search 7, Drayton Terrace, South Kensington—it is a lodging-house kept by the prisoner and his daughter; she takes charge of the house; the prisoner lives at 29, Hogarth Road—on 3rd May I went to 7, Drayton Terrace, with Mr. Lowther, saw the prisoner's daughter there, and had a long conversation with her; I made a search, but found nothing—in consequence of what she said to me I went with her to No. 6, South Parade, Trafalgar Square, Fulham Road, where she handed me a bag from a chest of drawers standing in the front room; it contained this brooch with some of the stones knocked out, this little pendant, and these two small pieces of jewellery containing diamonds, and 92 stones; they were in this little box—I showed the things to Mr. Lowther, and he identified them—I then went with the daughter to the Kensington Police-station, where the prisoner was, and in his presence I said to her "I want you to account for how you got these stones in your possession and this brooch;" I produced them all—she said "I got them from my father"—he said "Yes, and I got them from Hopkinson; I gave him either 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them"—I had seen Hewson about three hours before on that day at his own house, 29, Hogarth Road—I made inquiry of him about Hopkinson; he said he knew nothing of him; he had told me that before; I had seen him several times before, and on one occasion he told me that he simply knew him as a servant out of place, and that he had employed him to dean windows—I asked him several times if he had received property from him, and he said he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not tell me that he had lent him money—the daughter gave me this case with the stones in it—I think the prisoner's wife and family reside at Hogarth Road and the daughter at Drayton Terrace—I have made inquiries about Hewson, and have found out a good deal about him; he was in the employment of Sir Thomas Bernard, a very aged gentleman; Hewson was butler there and his wife house
<lb/>keeper; that was before he took the hotel; I also found that he had been at Sir John Hartop's, 23, Eaton Square, and at Lord Gardiner's—I did not hear a favourable account of him from all those I went to—Sir John Hartop charged him with stealing his brandy, and he was acquitted at the Surrey Sessions; Sir Thomas Bernard told me he had got money from him, and Lord Gardiner said he believed he was con
<lb/>cerned in a burglary in his house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I obtained a warrant on 2nd May to search the prisoner's house, 29, Hogarth Road—I saw him there, and told him who I was and what I had come for; I said that a statement had been made by Hopkinson that he had some stones in his possession, and had sold them or given them to his daughter; I told him they had been stolen from the Honourable William Lowther; he said "I have never had any stones, I never gave any to my daughter, and I know nothing about it"—I asked him if he knew a man named Joseph Taylor—he said "Yes, very well"—I asked him if Taylor and Hopkinson had been in the habit of coming to his house; he said they had occasionally—later in the day I told him that he would be charged with Hopkinson and Taylor with receiving this brooch and stones knowing them to be stolen—he said he knew nothing about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-59" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I went into the prisoner's service at 29, Hogarth Road, on 20th December last, and remained there till 26th March in the present year—I have seen Hopkinson there now and again, and Taylor; they used to visit my master.</p>
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<lb/>sington, and also at Ampthill Park, Bedfordshire—the diamond brooch and the stones produced are my property—on 5th September Mrs. Lowther had a quantity of jewellery at Ampthill Park of the value of about 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this is Mrs. Lowther's dressing-case, in which it was kept.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is a very small portion of what we lost—some of the things were paste, but there is a sentimental value attached to them—we have not recovered anything valuable—I have no doubt about the brooch; I have known it for many years, and also the pendant.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<p>living at 38, Rawlings Street, Chelsea—I know the prisoner—at that time he was a servant out of place—he told me that he had seen a man of the name of Quelch, and we were to go down and see him, that he lived near Earl's Court Station, that he knew of some place to break into to steal a dressing-case—I went with him to Earl's Court Station, and met Quelch there, and we and Quelch went to Mr. Cook's in Crom
<lb/>well Road, at the corner of Laxton Gardens—Quelch pointed out a room as Mr. Cook's dressing-room, and said the dressing-case would be on the table, and there would be likely to be a lot of money and jewellery in it—he pointed out the area-door, and told me the way to go upstairs into the room—I think he said he had been accustomed to wait there—about two days after, on the Friday, I and the prisoner met again in the Brompton Road, and an arrangement was made for the thing to come off—we bought a chisel in Titchfield Street, the prisoner paid for it 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I believe—we went to a public-house at Earl's Court, and remained there till about 12 at night, and then went to Mr. Cook's house—I got over the area-gate, and over the door, and down to the back door; I cut a hole through the panel of the door with a knife—the prisoner was there while I cut it—I put my arm through the hole, put down the chain, opened the door, and went through—the prisoner was outside—I went upstairs, found the dressing-case, and brought it down into the dining-room, broke it open with the chisel, and took the jewellery and the silver fittings, packed them in a cloth, and carried them out—I saw the prisoner in Cromwell Road, and said I had got the stuff out of the dressing-case, but there was not much—we then went to a public-house at Notting Hill and waited till it opened—we remained there about two hours alter it was opened—I then went into the City to a man named Cross, a working jeweller in Columbia Market—he was not at home—I then tried to pawn one of the pins, but was not able—I brought the whole lot back to the West End, and left it with the landlord at a public-house in a little street leading out of Sloane Street, in a brown-paper parcel—on the following Monday I got it back from the landlord—the prisoner joined me at Knightsbridge at 10 that morning and we went to the City together—I pawned one of the plain rings in the City Road—the prisoner waited outside—I got 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—we then went to Cross's—I went in while the prisoner waited at a public-house—Cross took out some of the stones to disfigure it and to make it ready for melting—I and Cross then joined the prisoner, and we went to Lever Street and found a man named Haslar, and we all four went to Anthony's, in Helmet Row—I waited outside while Haslar went in with the settings—he came out and said he had got 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I think—he handed the money to me—I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for his trouble, and I gave Cross 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—we then all four went to a public-house near Aldersgate Street Station—I had kept a platina and gold albert chain, and Cross said it could be gilded over to make it all appear gold, and he took me to a man in Spencer Street, Goswell Road—I waited close by while he did it, this is it; it took an hour and a half or two hours; I paid him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—the prisoner and I then went down Aiders
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave me the money, we divided it afterwards—I was with the prisoner some time afterwards, when he gave this monogram ring to a man named Dwyer to pawn for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., he gave the ticket to Slade—I redeemed the albert chain, and repawned it at Harrison's, in Aldersgate Street, for 4
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Everything he has said is untrue.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-66" type="given" value="OWEN LE"/>OWEN LE MARCHANT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Bowman, pawnbroker, 70, Goswell Road—on 14th February a gold and platina chain was pledged by the prisoner for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Hopkinson was not there—I saw nothing of him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 25th March I was with Mr. Edgar when the prisoner was in custody—I saw the pieces of pawn-tickets; I picked them up—Mr. Edgar picked up some—they have been put together and the pieces shown to Young—one of them relates to the ring pledged at Gammon's on 8th March.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—he said "I know nothing about it; this is a pretty fine game, all through being seen with those fellows"—he said "Is Hewson coming up to-day?"—I said "Yes"—Hewson at that time was under remand for the case that has just been tried—he said" Hopkinson too?"—I said "No"—he said "He has made a fine mess of it"—when the charge was read over he said nothing—I have looked after Quelch and Haslar—I know Anthony's shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. taken out, among other things an Albert gold and platina chain, a monogram ring, a plain gold ring, a pin, and other articles—I recognise these produced—a man named Quelch had been in my service five or six months as butler—he was discharged in March, 1879—I do not know the prisoner or Hopkinson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am perfectly innocent. This man Hopkinson stole my clothes and things and I told him I should give him in charge. The ring I bought of a man who I met one day in fall Mall. I know nothing of the robbery; I was always at home with my wife and family, and never had a stain on my character.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRAXTON HICKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Mead;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FBITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for John Stone; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEVEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Honor Stone.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">After the case had commenced</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HICKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that he could not resist a verdict. The Jury accordingly found</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MEAD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at Clerkenwell on 19th April</hi>, 1879.—
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HONOR STONE</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">who were acquitted.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoners</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence against</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Handley</hi>: Doncaster had hold of him as well—I went home when I saw what you had done—I saw you put your hand out, and heard the chain break, and you told people on Sunday morning that you had it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 136). I was on duty in Robert Street, and saw Mclvor run from Mr. Simmons's house—I followed him through Thomas Street, Duke Street, and. Robert Street, where I caught him, and asked him why he was running; he said "I was not running"—I. asked him what he was doing out at that time of morning; he said "I was going home"—I asked him where he lived; he said "23, George Street"—I said "This is a funny way to go home," and asked him how he trot that dirt on his coat and trousers; he said he had been in a row at a lodging-house—Earnshaw came up, and said that he had been loiter
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. Burbridge was 50 or 100 yards ahead of me when he saw me, and began to run instantly—that was between 2 and 3 a.m.—he was about a yard from the spot where the robbery took place—I know a man named Haines—he is not about the same size and age as the prisoner; he may be about the same height—his age may be 23—I don't know where he lives—Burbridge said that he was indoors at 12 o'clock or soon after—the Magistrate took bail for him in 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know Burbridge well, and am clear tint it was he.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and the evidence was interpreted to the prisoners.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-108" type="given" value="MICHEL ANGELO"/>MICHEL ANGELO ROSSIO</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, New Coventry Street, and am a watchmaker—I employed Blundell in my shop; he gave me information, and I went to the police-station—I do not know the prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-109" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BLUNDELL</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Rossio's employ—on a Thursday even
<lb/>ing at the end of May, I was sitting at the shop, and saw the prisoner at the corner of the street—they spoke to me in French—Dorsin said that I was in a very good place, and he would not mind having my place—I saw him again on Monday night, and he asked me if I was man enough to keep a secret—I said "Yes"—he asked me if I would do a robbery</p>
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<p>of 200,000 francs—I said "I don't mind," and asked him how it was to be done—he said that they wanted to steal Mr. Rossio's things, and go away to America, and asked me how it could be done—I said that I would think of it, and tell him in the morning—he told me to take the manager out, and keep him out as long as I could—both the prisoners were present—he asked how much things were in the shop—I said that I could not tell him—he said "There is a glass case on the counter"—I told him the safe was too strong to break, and he could not have anything to do with it, but there was 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth in the case, and the same in the window—he said "That will do for us to go to America, where we want to do what has never been done before," and that he would give me some cigars to give the manager, which would make him sleep, and there would be one for me to smoke which had not been prepared, and they asked me for a model of the key in soap—I told the manager next morning, and then told my master, and the police were communicated with—I said "Suppose the manager comes in, and he has a revolver?"—he said "Oh, we are not frightened of a revolver; we can give him a punch in the stomach and tie him up!" and he said that he had a bag to take the jewellery in—I met them, and took the key of the place—they said they could not do a job like that without having some drink, and while we were having it the key fell from Dorsin's hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lapie.</hi> Although you were together you never said anything but "Yes" and "No" all the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 8). I was near Leicester Square, and saw the prisoners loitering near a cab-rank about 8 o'clock—Blundell came out of the shop, and crossed the street—Dorsin whistled, and Lapie came up Wardour Street, and they went to the corner of Mead's Court—on Wednesday 31st I saw Blundell come out and join the prisoners, who then left him, and went to St. Martin's Lane—I had had information from Mr. Rossio, and orders to watch the place—on the same night I saw Blundell in Coventry Street, where the prisoners joined him; they remained in conversation two or three minutes—Blundell handed them something, but I cannot say whether it was a key—I took Dorsin; he dropped the key of Mr. Rossio's shop, and Smith picked it up—I found on Dorsin an iron chisel, a knife, and this bag between his waistcoat and trousers—I acted under the inspector's orders in. not allowing them to get into the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-111" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOWDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On Wednesday, 1st June, about 9.30, I was passing Mr. Rossio's shop, Blundell was at the door, and I saw Mr. Rossio hand something to him, and he and the manager walked away—about half an hour afterwards the prisoners walked across the street, spoke to the boy, and went in the direction in which Mr. Rossio had gone—in about five or ten minutes they came back and followed the boy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector C</hi>). On Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock I saw Mr. Rossio and Blundell—on the Wednesday evening I gave the boy the key; the prisoners met him, and I caught hold of Lapie, and said "We are police officers, and arrest you for persuading the boy to rob his master"—a key fell from Dorsin—I found this bag on Lapie; he declined to give an address—when the charge was read he said "We incite him to rob! he came to us and told us to do it."</p>
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<p>gave you the key—it was not the real key; I thought it was too risky to give that as there were thousand of pounds' worth of property in the shop—it is a low neighbourhood, and there are many narrow courts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners produced defences written in French, in which Lapie said that he found the bag the same day, and that it contained the chisel and some food, and that he did not meet Blundell, as had been arranged. Dorsin stated that the proposal to rob the shop was made by Blundell, who offered to take an impression of the lock, and take the only employee who slept there away and make him drunk and give him some drugged cigars, saying that there never would be a better opportunity, as his master had gone to a concert, and had given him the key to keep, and each was to take his share, and he would go to work just the same next day.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Dorsin.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-113" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR FRANK</persName> </hi>. On Tuesday evening, 31st May, Dorsin told me that George Blundell wanted to speak to me—on the Monday night we were five together, and George said "Be off, we don't want you"—on the same night George told me as an excuse for having spoken to them that he had to go with them on a pleasure party to the country which he had proposed.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Court for the Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved having sustained the conviction of</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHANN MOST</hi> </persName> (
<hi rend="italic">see Eighth Session, p.</hi> 152),
<hi rend="italic">he was sentenced by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to Sixteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MON
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Essex and Surrey Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Watkin Williams.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>tained that his name was William Planchette—I afterwards saw him dead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was on the pavement—your horse was coming as fast as ever he could, trotting—your cart was fitted for hoops, but the hoops were not there; there were two parcels in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<lb/>rence had happened, and the prisoner was hanging on by the horse's head in the road, and the police were trying to take him off; he was drunk—I examined the deceased, and found no bones broken, but the wheel had passed over his abdomen—he was perfectly sensible and sober—I spoke to him for about five minutes; he told me he was in no pain—one witness stopped the prisoner's horse, or he would have driven away, and he got out and hung on to the snaffle, and the police had great difficulty in getting him off—he was drunk, and would have fallen if he had not held by the horse—I have been in the medical profession—I am perfectly satisfied he was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were sitting-loose on your seat, rolling about, and the horse was going at 12 miles an hour; he was evidently frightened—you were not urging him—I have ridden to hounds and in steeplechases, and am a pretty good judge of pace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Twelve miles an hour is only a mile in five minutes—it was a light cob, about 15.1 or 15.2.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-120" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HARBISON</persName> </hi>. I am a pianoforte hammer coverer—on 11th June I was coming from Shepherd's Bush Station, and saw a man driving a two-wheeled cart; his furious driving attracted my attention, and when I turned the corner, under the bridge, I found that an old man had been run over—a gentleman and a policeman picked him up; I laid hold of the horse, and told the driver to stop; he did so, and got out—he tried to get up into the cart again to drive away, but the policeman pulled him back—he was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not give evidence before the Magistrate, I did before the Coroner—you were not driving off when I got there—you had a man with you; he got out and stood by the side of the horse, after running back to see if the man was injured—it was not you who went to see what was the matter; I am not confounding you with the other man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>)There was another man in the cart, I did not think it necessary to mention that, as the prisoner was driving—the other man was sober; he is in the employ of the same firm as the prisoner was driving for—he was not called before the Coroner or Magistrate.</p>
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<p>Saturday, 7th June, the deceased was brought there with a graze on each wrist—he complained of slight pain in his abdomen; I treated him for that, and let him go home—he came again next morning, suffering from acute pain in the abdomen; I admitted him, and he died next day—I made a post-mortem examination; the cause of death was peri
<lb/>tonitis, due to perforation of the intestines—any blow on the stomach would cause that; a wheel passing over the stomach would cause the inflammation, and the perforation arose from the inflammation: that would accrue in that short time even to a person in perfectly good health—when he first came he was perfectly sober; I stripped him, examined him carefully, and found no mark—he did not complain of any local pain, but when he came at 10 on Sunday morning he said he had been very sick all night, and had acute pain in the lower part of his abdomen—he died within 48 hours of the accident.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The only witness I have is the man who was riding with me, who belongs to the firm, but I have never seen him since. I had several parcels in the cart; the shaking of the cart shook one of them off, and I should have lost it if one of the passers-by had not called my attention to it. I went on, and was not aware that I had gone over the man till afterwards. My horse had been in harness since 11 a.m., and could not keep up a pace of 12 miles an hour at 10 minutes to 5 in the evening. I admit having had some drink, and as I had taken no food since breakfast it took more effect on me. The horse going his own pace would not go 11 or 12 miles an hour.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WELLS</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 131, Cambridge Road, Kilburn—Briggs rented two rooms of me, and lived there with his father, mother, sister, and brother—his father was away on 5th of June, and the mother and sister occupied one room and the prisoner the other—twenty-three persons slept in the house that night—I occupied rooms under the prisoner—I was going to bed about 1 a.m., and heard a knocking at the door, as I thought; I went up to see what was the matter, and when I got on to the landing by Briggs's room the two prisoners were standing there with their backs to the wall; Briggs in his shirt only, and Ball in his shirt and trowsers—it is a six-feet landing—Briggs's room door was slightly open—I asked what was the matter, and one of them, Briggs I think, said, "The place is on fire," in a laughing manner, making fun of it—I saw smoke coming from the door, and crawled on my hands and knees to see if the window was closed, and found the under part of the bed, the palliasse, was on fire; there were no curtains; the top part of</p>
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<p>the door was also on fire—I got some water—the prisoners did not assist me; in fact, they were in the way; they did not attempt to put the fire out, but I put it out with the assistance of the lodgers—I had never seen Ball before; he had no right in my house; I afterwards saw him down stairs, and asked him what right he had there; he said, "None;" I said he had better take himself off out of the place—about ten minutes after that I went out for a policeman, and met two policemen bringing Ball back without his coat, he having left my place—I charged both the prisoners with setting fire to my house—three boards under the bed were burnt almost through, and the door was burnt, and two skirts which were hanging on the door were partially burnt and on fire at the time—there was a washhand-stand between the bed and the door, which are 2 feet 6 inches apart when the door is open, so that the two fires could not have communicated—the prisoner's family had given notice to leave.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not seen the prisoners that day—it was Mrs. Briggs's bed and bedding which were burnt, and her daughter's clothes—the prisoners seemed sober when they were charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-129" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO LOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and lived in this house, on the second floor—I was awoke between twelve and one on Sunday morning by some one knocking and halloaing, "Ada! Ada! the place is on fire; that was Ball's voice, I believe, but I did not know him before—I ran up to Briggs's room in my shirt, and saw the prisoners both in their shirts—some dresses were on fire: I ran down and fetched a bucket and some water, and assisted to put the fire out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know whether they had been drinking; they were both trembling, and they appeared to be frightened and stupefied—I had never seen Balls there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was also stupefied at first, but I came to my senses and helped to put the fire out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-130" type="given" value="EDWARD JOHN"/>EDWARD JOHN TRUST</persName> </hi>. I occupy two rooms on the second floor of this house—my wife awoke me—I went down and saw Briggs on the landing—the fire was out when I went into the room—I saw that the top panels of the door were burnt, and the bottom railing—I did not see Briggs that evening.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BENFOLD</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, and have been a fireman for twenty years—on 10th June, about 4 p.m., I inspected these premises, the bedding had then been cleared out and put on the leads; there was a box by the side of the bed which was very badly burnt; the fire tad gone round the whole of the bed underneath, and there is no doubt it commenced under the bed—it is an iron bedstead, but I could see that heat had been under it—the door was burnt very much, top and bottom; the fire was worse at the top, and had been done while the door was shut, but the fire at the bottom Lad been while it was open—there was nothing to connect the fire under the bed with the door, but the inside of the wash-hand-stand was scorched-thaw had been two distinct fires, and I have reason to believe that the fire under the bed was under way much longer than that on the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A very large percentage of fires in the metropolis are from causes unascertained.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KERSEY</persName> </hi>. On Sunday morning, 5th June, about 1.30, I was in Kilburn, and saw Ball coming along in his shirt and trowsers; I asked him what was the matter, and he said he had come from a fire; I said,</p>
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<p>"Where?" he said, "Cambridge Road;" I said, "You will have to come back with me;" we met Wells, and I said, "Do you know this man?" he said, "Yes, I believe he is the man who set my house on fire;" Ball made no answer; I went upstairs and found there had been two fires; the bedstead had been on fire, and the paint was scorched off—I saw some shavings from the palliasse—Briggs was in the passage: I fetched him up, and said, "Do you know anything about the fire" he said, "No, I did not know it was on fire until he woke me," alluding to Ball—Ball was sober, but Briggs had been drinking—I took them to the station, and then returned and examined the room; I found a small piece of candle in a candlestick, near the head of the bed; there was furniture on which it could be put, but the things had been removed then—there was no gas in the room—I found a box of matches and two knives on Ball, and this cigar-holder—there was a grate, but there were no signs of a fire in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-133" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOLONY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I entered the charge against the prisoners, and before reading it over, Briggs said, "May I make a remark?" I said, "Yes;" he said, "I don't know anything at all about it, I was lying on the bed when he called me" (meaning Ball)—Ball was sober, but Briggs was not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-134" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA BRIGGS</persName> </hi>. I am Briggs's sister—I met him and Ball on the afternoon of 4th June at the Carlton Bridge—we stopped a quarter of an hour in a public-house, and then I left them together—I was not gone long—I came back and met Ball by himself—he was sober—he came home with me—it was then about 11.30—I went into our house and left him lying on the doorstep—I said, "Joe, get up; you will get yourself into trouble "—he did not seem to move, and I said, "You had better lie aside of Bill," that is my brother—he came in and went into Bill's room, that is the room in which the fire occurred—I lit a candle and left it on the box by the side of the bed—he had laid down on the bed in his clothes—I then went down to a person in the parlour, stopped there a little while, and my brother William came in—he had had some drink—he went into his own room, and I went into my room, and banged the door—my brother said, "You make as much noise as 40 people"—I went in and said no more'—I went to bed—the next thing I heard was somebody at the door knocking, and saying, "Ada, Ada, get up, the room is on fire"—I don't know whose voice it was—I ran on to the flat, and went to the door of the room, but did not go in at first—I did not see the candle which I had left on the box till next morning, it was then on the floor—the mattress, which was a shavings one, was utterly ruined—I heard Mr. Wells tell Ball to leave the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. Ball appeared to be sober, but he had had some drink—he is a friend of mine—I had known him some time, and called him by his Christian name—he was not in the habit of coming there to visit me—I never knew him stop there before—when I told him he had better go and lie by the side of
<hi rend="italic">Bill, Bill</hi> was not there, he came in afterwards—the last I saw of Ball he was on the bed in his clothes—my brother came home between 12 o'clock and half-past, and I was roused by the cry of "Fire!" soon after 1—we were going to leave the premises on the Wednesday week following this Saturday—we had given noticed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My brother had no reason for destroying our bed—we are still living there.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CUNNINGHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK WEBSTER</hi> </persName>. I am potman and waiter at Mr. Bevan's, the Bull's Head, Wood Street, adjoining the prosecutor's premises—on Saturday, 11th June, about 7.5 p.m., I was talking to a friend outside the prosecutor's premises, and saw the railing outside his shop being pushed back by the prisoner from the inside—I said, "What the devil are you doing down there?"—he said, "Work"—I went to the door and found that the pad
<lb/>lock was on—I said, "Do your people allow you to work with the place locked up?"—only the window where he was open, the rest were closed—he fastened the gate, closed the window, and said, "Don't say anything about it; I have only gone down for a book"—I told my master, who communicated with the police, and I stayed there till two constables came, and showed them where the prisoner had come out—they then entered the premises.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had opened a window in the area to get out from the basement—it is the bottom floor—I did not see him open the window, but I saw him pushing the railing open—the constables got in the same way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-138" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CAULOEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). Webster spoke to me, and I went to 96, Wood Street—I got through a window in the basement, near which I found a T gas-bracket alight, forced under a shelf; one end of the bracket had been tilted up, which-let the other end down alight under the shelf; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a piece of the shelf, it was alight; I turned the jet out and extinguished the shelf; I examined the premises, and at the back of the shop near the lift I found another gas T bracket alight, and forced in the same way under the woodwork, which was alight, the other end being tilted up—there were two fires, both caused by the tilting of those two brackets, and there was also some paper alight—I took the prisoner on Monday morning between 12 and 1 o'clock, and told him I should charge him with breaking out of the warehouse of his master, 96, Wood Street, between 7 and 8 on Saturday evening—he said, "I was not there"—I said, "You will be further charged with setting fire to the warehouse, with forcing a gas bracket under a shelf, and another against a partition"—he said, "I went into the warehouse to get a pocket-book for a mate of mine, who asked me to get him one"—I said, "You will be further charged with stealing 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of postage stamps, and about 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of petty cash from the drawers in the warehouse"—he said, "No; I never stole them"—he then made a statement to me, I reduced it to writing, and he signed it; I offered him no inducement to make it, nor did I threaten him—the gas bracket could not possibly have been in its natural place in the state in which I found it—I did not give him any caution; I should have done so if he had not known who I was; but he had been in custody some time then; this is the statement, it is in my writing: "Moor Lane Police
<lb/>station, 13th June, 1881. Statement of Robert Withey, charged with breaking out of a warehouse and setting fire to it at 96, Wood Street: 'I went up to the top of the house after some glue, when I returned from</p>
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<p>the top I went on to the second-floor landing, and was there when the street door was closed; I went up there about 40 minutes after 1 on Saturday last, and came down the lift about 40 minutes past 6; I turned the gas on at the meter, and afterwards lit the gas in the shop and pushed the burner against the shelf; I can't think what made me do it, and I am now very sorry for what I have done. (signed) R. Withey.' Read to the prisoner, who says it is true. J. Foulger."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My name was signed to that at the police-court—the Magistrate's Clerk told me to do so—after I had told the prisoner the charge his mother told him to tell the truth, and he said "I did come out of the basement; I went in to get a pocket-book for a mate of mine"—he made no statement till I told him he would be charged with stealing the stamps—he then said "No, I did not," and made that statement—that was when he was before the Magistrate—nothing is said in this written statement about stealing the stamps; we did not know that there had been any robbery of stamps at first, but I stated it in my evidence—the gas-burner was close under the shelf, pressing up into the hole, and the gas was fully turned on; the wood was actually blazing, and a white flame was curling round the shelf—I went in about 8 o'clock, and if the prisoner came out at 6.55 the gas must have been touching the wood all that time—if the jet was perfectly true and the shelf perfectly true the shelf would have stopped the hole in the jet—I put down the prisoner's statement in pencil, and afterwards in ink—I then read it to him, and asked if he could read it; he said "No"—I destroyed the pencil writing when the prisoner said that the ink writing was correct—it was the ink document which I read to him; I am positive of that—ten minutes might have elapsed before I wrote it out in ink; I went into the office to do so—I made the pencil writing in the prisoner's cell—I had some paper in a pocket-book—I have not got my pocket-book here; I carry it with me when I am on duty—the pencil writing was not so plain as the one in ink, but it could be read—I transcribed it word for word, and I wrote the pencil one word for word as he said it—I did not tear a leaf out of my book; it was a piece of paper which I had in it—I took the prisoner at 10, Ship and Mermaid Court, Bermondsey—he lives there with his widowed mother—my book contained no paper; it is simply a case to carry reports in; it is the inside of a banker's book torn out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is the ink document I wrote; it was signed by the prisoner in my presence—he had not signed the pencil writing—as a rule I carry some pieces of paper, and keep them for this very purpose. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness was directed to send for the book.</hi>) Another constable was with me in the prisoner's cell when he made this confession—I went there to tell him the further charge about the stamps, as he had been before the Magistrate—I was not sent for.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-139" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT FOULGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). On Monday, 13th January, about 11.30, Cauldry brought me this statement in ink, signed by the prisoner—I sent for the prisoner, showed it to him, asked him if he understood it, and whether he wished it to be understood that it was his voluntary statement—he said "Yes"—I said "Are the contents of it true?" he said "Yes"—I held it to him and said "Is this your sig
<lb/>nature?" he said "Yes"—I said "Can you give any reason for com
<lb/>mitting such a wicked act?" he said "I cannot; I cannot tell what</p>
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<p>made me do it"—I examined the premises, and saw the two brackets; they were not forced under the shelf then, as the sergeant had put the lights out—the proper height of the arm of the gas-bracket is three or four inches above the shelf; it could not touch the shelf in its natural position—I tried it by lifting one end, which lowered the other, and it then went under the shelf, and the leverage kept it very tight, so that the gas could scarcely escape—as I bent it there was no elastic force; it was rigid—the weight of the arm in pressing? up would move the other end—it moves in a ball and socket joint at the ceiling. (
<hi rend="italic">One arm of the gas-bracket was here brought into Court; the burner was not upright, but was inserted at an angle.</hi>)I have been within a few months of 40 years in the City Police, and have risen up to my present position—I-tried the bracket on the Saturday, and it pressed very tightly under the shelf.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in Court while Cauldry gave his evidence—I was not ordered out—I did not tell the Magistrate as to the position in which I found these things; I was not asked—the constable had not taken down the fittings when I saw them; he only shifted them, and they fell into their proper places—I found that the jet would reach the burning wood—I tilted the burner against the partition, and I know that it touched the same place, because there were marks of fire there—I did not advise Cauldry to "tear up the pencil writing, but I saw the pieces with writing on them—I thought it my duty to ask the prisoner if he understood the statement; if he had altered his mind, and said "No," I should have torn the document up as worth nothing, although the constable was ready to swear that the prisoner signed it—if he had said that he never signed it at all I should have torn it up, and assumed that the officer misled me—if he had said that it was not his wish that it should be understood as his voluntary statement I should not have given it in, but should have torn it up—I did not caution him that it might be used against him; I did not consider it necessary—I did not ask him if he knew the meaning of the word voluntary—I asked him a second time, because I wished to give him an opportunity of answering in what way he pleased.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CUSHNEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 11th June I accompanied Cauldry to 96, Wood Street—I got in at the window, and found a gas burner alight in front of the warehouse, and forced under a shelf which was burning; I found another gas bracket alight at the back of the shop, and against a wooden shelf which was on fire—I put it out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in Court while Cauldry was examined—the wood was actually blazing when I went in, but it was a very small blaze—I heard Cauldry say that the gas was full on.</p>
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<persName id="t18810627-name-141" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM ELLIS"/>"WILLIAM ELLIS LINDSAY</persName> </hi>. I have been assistant to Messrs. Clements and Newling, stationers, for 25 years; I have been for the last 12 years in the habit of locking up the place—they occupy the whole premises except the second floor, which is tenanted by Stevens and Cannon—the business shop and counting-house are in my charge—I am accustomed to see that the gas is turned out—I close the outer door, and keep the key—on Saturday, 11th June, I locked up as usual, assisted by Joyce, and apparently all hands had left the premises—no gas was alight—I told the assistant-packer to turn it off at the main—the gas brackets were in their proper positions when I left, and none of them were alight—this shelf was not burning when I left.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not fasten the basement myself—the meter is in the basement above the sink—it is more than a 10-light meter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810627-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-142" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STOWE</persName> </hi>. I am a packer in the employ of Clements and New
<lb/>ling—on 11th June Mr. Lindsay instructed me to turn off the gas, and I turned it off at the main, and saw all the jets turned off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the basement closed, but I gave instruc
<lb/>tions—I saw the place closed outside.</p>
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<persName id="t18810627-name-143" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-143" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOLLAND</persName> </hi>. I am an errand boy in the prosecutor's employ—about 11.30 on 17th June I saw the prisoner down in the basement—he asked whether a truck was wanted—I saw him go upstairs through the shop—I did not see him again that day—Mr. Stowe told me to fasten the window, and I fastened it all right.</p>
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<persName id="t18810627-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-144" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JOYCE</persName> </hi>. I am general assistant to the prosecutor—prior to the 11th June postage-stamps were kept in a drawer at the back of the shop, which was kept locked, and the Key hung up close by—on 11th June I went to the drawer, and took out 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps from a set of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., locked the drawer, and hung the key up—on the Monday morning I found the key hanging there, but missed 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left on the Saturday about 2.40—the upstairs places were shut up shortly before 2 o'clock, but persons would have a right to to be downstairs; people had a right to be in the shop till 2.40—the locker up was there, and Stowe, and Holland, and the errand boy—I left with the locker up, leaving nobody behind that I saw.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BULLWORTHY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the prosecutor—money was kept in this desk as well as stamps—I left at 2 o'clock on 11th June, leaving a half-sovereign, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the desk, which was all gone on the Monday morning.</p>
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<persName id="t18810627-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18810627-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Before I left on the 11th, I told the boy Holland to fasten the basement window, and saw him jump down and do so—it is only in that way that the gate railings under the shop can be opened; that window leads to the basement from the street—there are railings first of all, and half a foot behind the railings there is a window which you can slide down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not state this before because I was not asked—you must open the window first; there is an iron railing gate which you have to open, and a window behind it, and you go through the window into the house; it slides down—that is the regular way in for goods.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is my book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I do not have a book with a pencil—if I wanted to take a cabman's number I have little slips of paper here which I should take out.
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
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<hi rend="italic">Five years Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-161" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HASTINGS</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Messrs. Josiah Firth and Co., woollen manufacturers, at Ackmandyke, in Yorkshire—I am one of the firm—the prisoner was for some years employed by the late firm of Edward Firth and Sons—his connection with the firm ceased about eight years ago—in January this year I received some letters from him in reference to the sale of goods on commission—the first was on 7th January—I received one on 20th January, and I sent three rugs value 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—these are the letters produced—I sent an invoice with the value oppo
<lb/>site—I sent the goods by the Great Northern Railway—I got this letter on 31st January (
<hi rend="italic">asking how many of the</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">rugs the firm had, and what was the lowest they would take to clear them</hi>)—I got another from the prisoner saying that McCarthy could do with 200 rugs—in consequence of that I sent him on 7th February, by the Great Northern Railway, 50 rugs value 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., consigned to F. McCarthy, 50, Milton Street, Fore Street—I sent this invoice by post the same day—it came back a few days after endorsed "Not ordered"—on 9th February I received this letter referring to Messrs. Noble and Co.—I had never heard of them before—I believed the goods I sent to McCarthy to be at the Railway Station—I afterwards communicated with Mr. H. Richardson, of 104, Southgate Road—we did not know him—we would not have parted with our goods to him without cash—we communicated with him to that effect—I received this letter on 19th February, from F. McCarthy (
<hi rend="italic">asking for a correct invoice</hi>)—we had sent him an invoice for 100 rugs—Richardson did not send any money, consequently we would not deliver to him—we sent samples of rugs to Noble and Co. value about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—about that time a communication was received from Messrs. Hewitt and Co., job masters—I was in the meantime in communication with the Great Northern Railway Company—this order was shown to me by the Company—it is the prisoner's writing: "29, Carter Lane, E. Great Northern Railway Goods Department. Be good enough to send bale returned by Mr. McCarthy to Richardson and Co. Josiah Firth and Co., A. C. C." The prisoner had no authority to give such an order, nor to sign for our firm—I had no knowledge that he had done so till afterwards—at this time our firm had no London office—the prisoner was not authorised to pledge the authority of the firm—he had never asked for it in reference to hiring</p>
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<p>a brougham—he wished to do so but was not allowed—we received orders from him which we did not execute—amongst them, one from 0. Noble and Co., of 102, Worship Street—we made inquiries about that firm, and in result refused to part with our goods without cash—the order amounted to about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the samples were "not returned to us—when we parted with those samples we believed Noble and Co. were a respectable firm—after I saw the order signed by the prisoner I swore an information—the prisoner was arrested—I was then making inquiries about Richardson—after the prisoner was in custody we received a communication from Richardson enclosing bank notes for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in postage stamps—that was in May—this is the order for the samples.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> No other person represented Josiah Firth and Son in London—manufacturers sometimes send their bales' to the depots in London for convenience—it is not usual for the agent in London to sign for the firm without special authority, when goods are lying at the station—I sign for the firm, but I have instructions—you would sign as agent only—you could have the name printed on—I used the expression "Our Mr. Coutts" in a letter I wrote—I meant "Our agent"—we took the letter stating McCarthy could do with "about 200 rugs "as an order—you mentioned the price—we sent 50 as an instal
<lb/>ment—we sent an invoice for 50 after the invoice for 100—you wrote for a correct invoice—I wrote accepting the order—I do not think you had time to write and stop the rugs after the order was executed—there would have been a discount within six months from date of the invoice—Richardson remitted for the rugs on 7th May—you advised ub to credit McCarthy and debit Richardson—I am not aware of any references being sent with the order—if there are no references the firm would usually make their own inquiries, and decide as to giving credit—you advised us that Noble and Co. would communicate with us direct—your samples would be too heavy for a man to carry, it would be necessary to have a conveyance—you wrote for a remittance as you could not afford to pay the expenses out of your own pocket—you came down to Ackmandyke—I was not present when you saw Mr. Firth—he informed me that you—had no authority to sign for the firm.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-162" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY GILSTHORPE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Inwards Goods Department, King's Cross—I have the charge of all goods declined to be received by the consignees—the bale marked C and a diamond and 1593 came to my notice on 8th February—it was returned from Mr. McCarthy on 9th February at 10 a.m.—the prisoner came about that time—he said "You have a bale here refused by Mr. McCarthy, of 50 Milton Street, Fore Street, from Ackmandyke"—I referred to the book, and finding
<hi rend="italic">X</hi> had, and as he gave the marks and number, I said "Yes"—he said "I want that bale delivered to Mr. Richardson, of 104, Southgate Road, Islington"—I asked him who he was; he produced cards with the name of Josiah Firth on them—I had advised. Mr. McCarthy that the goods were lying at the station at his expense, and I said "I want the advice from McCarthy, also a note transferring the goods back, from the consignor's order"—he said he would go and get that, as he wanted the goods
<hi rend="italic">very important</hi>, and he went away—he brought the advice note next morning, and this order was written—in consequence of that I caused the goods to be entered to this, address, H. Richardson, 104, Southgate Road—he said "I want these goods delivered at once; they are wanted</p>
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<p>for shipment," and I went to find the carman who goes with the first delivery about that time, so that I could put the address on, and he followed me pressing the importance of it, and I told him I would do my utmost to get it out at once—the entry of the change of name appears in my book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On my oath you told me the goods were for ship
<lb/>ping—I have not heard of goods packed in canvas for shipment, but it is not for me to judge—I am simply a servant of the company, and do my duty—the weather was severe at the time—I did not know the goods were railway wrappers, but if so they would be wanted to be sold imme
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-163" type="given" value="HEPZTBAH"/>HEPZTBAH MAJOR</persName> </hi> I am the wife of Thomas Major, of 104, Southgate Road, Kingsland—Mr. Richardson and his wife occupied the front parlour and a bedroom; they were private lodgings at 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week; no business is done there—they had no children—the prisoner came there almost every day; he seemed intimate with Richardson—I remember the bale of rugs being delivered by the railway carman on 10th Feb
<lb/>ruary—the prisoner was there and Mrs. Richardson, but not Mr. Richardson—I did not see who signed the receipt for the delivery—the bales were taken upstairs and piled up in the bedroom—they dis
<lb/>appeared a few at a time—the prisoner and Richardson were intimate about a month—I saw a man with a long dark beard come, Masters—I have seen a brougham there, and I have seen Mr. Counts and Mr. Masters go out frequently in the morning—some samples of carpets came there; I then interfered, and would not allow it—I saw Coutts take them away—I last saw Coutts there on the Thursday before Good Friday—Richardson gave us a week's notice and left the Saturday after Easter—they are nearly all private houses in Southgate Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The carpets were there two nights—I do not know when you came; I did not always answer the door—I only saw you one morning in the brougham—Richardson did not tell me he had some pro
<lb/>perty—I did not see you take the things away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had had goods previously—I always found you honest—the order was the usual order—you told me you had a customer you could sell them to—you said it was stupid to have sent the goods.</p>
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<lb/>wards saw the prisoner at King's Cross—I told him a warrant had been issued against him for obtaining a truss of rugs by false pretences—he said "McCarthy has ordered the goods; he cancelled his order and I transferred the goods to Richardson, at 104, Southgate Road; Richardson was in want of money at the time; he either sold them or pawned them, I don't know which. He has got plenty of money now, if you go to him he will pay for them"—I handed him over to a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The officer who met you in the City is not here—I am not aware that he called at Richardson's—he went with me after you were in custody—he never told me he had seen Richardson—he would report to me—I asked you nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> I made every effort to find Richardson but was unable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-166" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 254). I took the prisoner on a warrant—he said "All right, I shall lick the lot of them"—when the warrant was read to him at the station, he said "All right, I shall go through four-in-hand, as the money is there if they like to fetch it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I met you at a public-house with a detective—you had been drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-167" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH FIRTH</persName> </hi>. I am the only partner in the firm of Josiah Firth and Co.—the prisoner formerly represented the old firm of Josiah Firth and Co., as a traveler—this year I received a communication from him—I employed him as traveler on commission, and he was to pay his own expenses—I gave him no authority to hire a brougham—he mentioned after the engagement about the expenses, but we refused to alter the arrangement—I do not know that a vehicle was mentioned—I gave him no authority to sign in the name of the firm—I would not have parted with my goods to Richardson without cash—I got the money after the prisoner was in custody—the sale was upon special terms, cash was to be paid beforehand and the balance in three months—our terms are 2 1/2 per cent, cash in a month, a four months' bill, or credit for five months from date of invoice—I had done business with McCarthy before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You met me at Mr. Allen's, in Carter Lane, London, by accident—I recollect your partner—my nephew and you then represented our firm in London—we have employed travelers on similar terms before in the retail—we sent an invoice to Richardson; we do not send a statement of account—you saw me at Ackmandyke after the transfer—we did not know the bale was transferred—I did not tell you in my room that McCarthy was no account and I did not care a rush about his account.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the Prisoner</hi>) I met you and told you a detective had called at the warehouse about the rugs, and I said you were an honest man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I had seen the prisoner about twelve months before this affair—I lost sight of him for about a year, but I have spoken to him at intervals.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defense stated that he acted in the usual way of an agent, doing the best he could for the form, and according to the custom of the trade, and in an open manner.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRANSCOME</persName> </hi> I am a jewelers, of 27, Paternoster Square, trading under the style of the City of London Supply Association, with partners—on 3rd May the prisoner was acting as our agent—he obtained orders and we supplied him with the article—it was his duty to obtain a receipt from the customer in all cases and then to pay the deposit, on which I should pay him his commission, the remaining money being paid by instalments—on 3rd May he gave me an order for a silver chain from a Mr. Preston, value 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which I supplied—the next day he brought me a receipt and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this signature, "William Preston," is his writing—it is not disguised—I subsequently went to the address on the order, as he had failed to report concerning three watches he had taken away, and which he purported to have received orders for, and asked him to come with me to Preston's address—he knocked at the door and asked to see William Preston—the landlady said no one of that name resided there—the prisoner said "I am astonished"—I applied for a warrant—a fortnight elapsed after I called at his house before my giving him in custody—he had been in my employment only a few days—his com
<lb/>mission would be 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi> The order was written in my office—part is my writing—I should not have allowed you to sign another man's name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> I have not been able to find Preston—I said to him "You are wrong"—he attempted to excuse himself by saying that he had met a party in a public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi> I met two working men I am acquainted with in Kingsland Road and took their orders; they gave me two addresses; the orders were written in the office. I can find the men. They are not here.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAYLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 349). I have not been able to find the prosecutor—on the morning of the 24th May I was in Portland Street, when I heard cries—I ran from Portland Street, a little way through Marylebone Street, and I saw the two prisoners walking fast up George Street, followed by two young men—I stopped them, and asked what was the matter, and they said "Nothing"—the two young men behind shouted to me that the prisoners had stolen a watch and chain from a gentleman—I took them back to the young men, and they told me a robbery had been committed in Union Street—I took them back with another constable to see if I could see the man who had lost his watch and chain—the only thing I found was his hat very much battered about—I found the watch on Holmes, which I took from him with the assistance of the other constable—the prosecutor had run away—he saw it the next day, and identified it before the Magistrate—6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver was found on Ross, which was returned to her by order of the Magistrate—when I first saw the prisoners they were walking very fast; Holmes in front of Ross, some 10 or 12 yards—the witness Stevens told me to stop them, and another young man whom I have been unable to find since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first saw Holmes in George Street, Marylebone Street, perhaps 300 yards from the place of the robbery; Ross was following him 10 or 12 yards behind—Stevens was following them up at about the same distance—Holmes was perfectly sober—he might have been drinking—he had a cane in his hand and a pair of gloves—they were conveyed to the Tottenham Court Road Station—my attention was called to the watch being in the soldier's hand just after I left the place where the robbery was committed—I was told either the soldier or the woman had the watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-178" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STEVENS</persName> </hi> I am a bookmaker, of 6, York Street, Marylebone—on the 24th May I was walking through Union Street, about 2.15 a.m., when I saw the soldier and prosecutor fighting, and the woman came up and asked me to protect her friend—I asked her who was her friend, and she said "The soldier"—I said I should have no hand in it—I tried to part them afterwards, but I found they were fighting desperately, and I should very likely have got the worst off as they were big men—I stopped a few yards from them, and the soldier got the best of the other man, and knocked him down, and picked him up—he either fell up against the shutters or the soldier put him against the shutters, and the woman then came up, and I saw something glitter in the soldier's hand—I could not swear what it was—he picked up his gloves which were on the ground and commenced to run, and my friend said "Follow the soldier, and I will take charge of the woman"—he ran up Richfield Street, and I followed, when a constable stopped him at the bottom of George Street—he was walking then—I gave the soldier in charge; I said I thought he had the watch, and I asked the constable to search him, and he said he could not search him there, but must take him to the police-station—he took him back, and then we met Ross coming up; I saw the watch on the prosecutor when he was fighting—he ran away, and left his hat in Union Street—the woman did not interfere in the fight, nor did she say anything to the soldier or the prosecutor that I know of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Holmes was the worse for liquor, and the prosecutor was</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ross.</hi> You were standing about 10 or 12 yards from me when the soldier and prosecutor were fighting—I did not see the prosecutor's hat fall off—I saw you pick it up—I did not hear you say 'The soldier has robbed the man," or "Go after the soldier, he has got the man's watch"—I ran after him for about 150 yards—you followed on with my friend, and I saw you at the top of George Street; you were not in charge then—I said something to my friend, and the other con
<lb/>stable took you—there was a scuffle in Union Street to get the watch out of the soldier's hand—I did not hear it said that he had got the watch up his sleeve—I did not hear the policeman say to the other "Policeman Smith, you had better take the woman into custody"—I did not see you hand anything to the soldier; you were not near enough when they were fighting—when the soldier ran away you were about five or ten yards off—I did not say to you "He has got the watch; I saw him take it"—I said "I think he has got the watch"—my friend said "Follow him, and I will take charge of the woman"—I did not look behind to see if my friend was following after the soldier as well; he was not by my side—he came up with you, or a little in front of you—the soldier ran towards the barracks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> The woman was left alone—it was in George Street that I said "The soldier has the watch"—I was not asked any question at the police-station as to what occurred on the way back, and that is the reason why I did not mention about the fumbling in the pocket—I do not think there is any ground for the suggestion that the glitter on the top of the cane was mistaken for the watch.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 124). I was in Mortimer Street on the morning in question, when I saw the prisoners and the prosecutor together, walking towards Mortimer Street; the woman appeared to be crying—the prosecutor left them, and went towards Regent Street—they followed, and the prosecutor turned round, and came back and joined them—they</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were all together when I first saw them—I understood Stevens to say on the way to the Tottenham Court Station that the soldier had the watch in his hand—there was an officer on each side of him—the watch, I believe, was in the gloves—Holmes was not drunk—the prosecutor was a little that way—I have never seen him since he was at the police-court—I heard him say that he first saw the soldier at Regent Circus—I did not hear him say how long he had been with the woman—he said that he did not know which prisoner had taken the watch—the woman cross-examined him at the police-court; she suggested that the soldier and the prosecutor had been in company all day, and the prosecutor said he had never seen Holmes till he got to Regent Cirous—he did not say how long he had been with the woman, but that he met them at Regent Circus.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ross.</hi> I took you at once when I met you and the soldier—I said I had been watching you previously—I had to take the watch from the soldier's hand—I did not have much scuffle—I do not remember one or the other saying "He has got it up his sleeve"—the prosecutor did not say at the police-court that he was certain the soldier took the watch—he said he did not know which of the prisoners it was. Holmes received an excellent character from his superior officers. Ross, in a long written defence, stated that she met the prosecutor, who was bleeding from the right temple; that she wiped his face, and he gave her a few shillings; that Holmes came by, and seemed friendly with the prosecutor, but when they got to the corner they had a fight, and Holmes ran down the street; that two young men came up, and she said to them "Run after the soldier, he has got the man's watch;" that they then ran after him, and she stood there till they came back, when she was taken into custody.</p>
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<p>a cheque since I have been in business, and he would not have the authority to do it—if I wanted cash I would draw my own cheque for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were only engaged as porter—I allowed you to sell on commission soon after you came—this is my day. book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the first entry in the book has nothing to do with the matter; it is in October—I cannot say this entry refers' to the first day you came into my employment—I employed you in the shop, and told you at that time that if you made yourself generally useful I should serve you as your predecessor, and allow you sixpence in the pound, but I did not engage you as salesman—I know you were a salesman to my firm in Wardour Street for some time—if I had engaged you as salesman I should not have asked you to do porter's work—I had others in the place to take things home—I was at home a good deal; I kept you inside—I em
<lb/>ployed King and Goldsmith—I have never represented you as being the re
<lb/>presentative of the firm—I remember you selling a cabinet to Mrs. Leeman, of 5, Savile Row; this is the entry—I delivered the cabinet myself—I did not represent myself to the lady as the man that only took home the furniture—I cannot say how long I was gone—she paid me the money for the cabinet on my receipt—if you put "Jewell" you put "S. Harvey" also—I do not know that I dined with the servant and had lamb chops—I know I had a glass of wine with the lady—she gave me half a crown for myself because I did work for somebody else—she did not say when I left that she was very pleased with the cabinet, and that I was to tell Mr. Jewell if she wanted anything else she would call and look at the furniture—I have never represented you as being part proprietor or my brother—I do not remember taking home any chairs to Mrs. Rich, of Shepherd's Bush—I remember putting some chairs into a sale which came from Streatham way and a round table—I know a Mr. Askell, of Walton-on-Thames; you sold him a table, but he never had it—I re
<lb/>member going to Upper Seymour Street, and I went down to a sale to his country house at Walton-on-Thames—my brother went with me, and I saw Mr. Askell—I did not tell him you were my cousin, and it was never understood that for business purposes you were to be my cousin—you had no authority to open any letters—it is not the fact that from the very day you came there the whole correspondence was under your control—I opened them and gave them to you—I was always there before you—it was not your common practice to open the letters—you did open them once, and I stopped you doing it—I know Mr. Meek, cabinet maker, of Bloomfield Street, Hackney Road—he has worked for me for many years, and has made many wardrobes—I dare say he has worked for me since Christmas, 1879—I do not remember his making a birchwood wardrobe at Christmas, 1879—I was at Manchester, I think—I think when I went away I left you some money—I did not leave you a cheque for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and say that you were to do the best you could with it—I paid Meek when I came home—I must have left you the money to pay him—I cannot name any letter I wrote while you were in my employ, but I wrote to several people I do business with—it is not the fact that it was your duty to acknowledge the whole of the letters and give receipts—I have not any receipts here—if a customer called to pay money when I was absent you would be entitled to take it—I never asked you to endorse a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note with my name—you could put your name for so-and-so—I sold a gentleman of the name of Ingham, of Sloane Street, an inlaid chest of drawers for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. returned from a customer at Colchester—I</p>
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<p>was not in the shop when a lady called to pay for it; I suppose I was out—I do not know that I was talking to Young, the hatter, close by—I do not remember your coming to ask me if I had change of a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I swear I paid you your wages of 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per week and your commission when I got the money—I have a book showing what money I received; it is not here—you sent down this note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and I have brought the day-book, which I thought was what you wanted—if I had thought it essential I should have brought the other book—it is not the fact that there has not been a settling up since March, 1880—there was no state
<lb/>ment made out showing the amount due for salary and commission—you owed me 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for a watch which I let you have for your boy—you have not been to my place of business to go through that account—when I knew what a lot of money you had received I saw your wife about it, and then you came round and told me that there had been 1,050
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. re
<lb/>ceived on which there was commission—there was not a balance of 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in your favour—there was no statement delivered to me; I did not want any; you bad it every week.
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He has not made any claim for it.
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I do not owe you any money—I cannot remember everything sold from one year's end to another—I sold to a company in Cannon Street goods amounting to 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I got the money for them—I was not in the habit of coming home when dark and the shutters were up—I do not owe you any commission on 72
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of furniture sold to the Vicar of Sidcup—I paid you that before you left, and you had half a sovereign for expenses—I do not owe you commission on 48
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for furniture sold to Stevens of Elm Park Gardens—I turned you out of my shop when you were drunk—I said, "Here is your money, and go"—I never kept accounts—I know what I paid you by a little book at home.
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know whether the prisoner received any cheques while I was in Manchester.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> You did not pay Meek 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on Boxing-day for two book-cases for Mr. Cunningham, of Fig Tree Court, Temple—this last entry in this book is in your writing—you sold an umbrella-stand—I have not had the money for it, but it has been paid—I cannot produce the receipts—I wrote to the Vicar of Sidcup twice for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. expenses, which you said you never had—I sold some furniture to Sir Charles Stirling and to Sir Robert Leighton by his recommendation—I never saw him or his lady—I went down there to take some chairs, not to pack any furni
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. came by post or whether you brought it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This post-card is signed by Mr. Marshall Tweddle, a customer of mine (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is dated 23rd March, and is, "Reply to an application for payment of an account for which he holds a receipt, 'Amos Jewel, per S. Harvey,'"—there is no ground for the suggestion that the prisoner was in partnership with me, or that I was a brother or cousin—he wrote many letters for me under my direction, and he was authorised to receive money for me when I was not in the shop, and if he got a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note to change he would be justified in changing it and putting his own name on it—it was his duty to account to me when I returned to the shop—his commission on receipts was paid as the money came in—I</p>
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<p>suppose I owe him about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the amount due from Captain Lister Kay stands as unpaid, and there are several others which I have since ascertained were got in by the prisoner—if I left a cheque with him payable to order I should not leave it for him to endorse—since I have oeen in business I have paid every cheque into my own bank—just before he left I found him out in one case of a cheque for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., when he admitted forging my name, and I forgave him it—I thought of his wife and family—he never made any claim on me from the time he left my employ till I gave him into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., for which I sent him this cheque on 1st January—I received the invoice receipted—the cheque was paid into my bankers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember purchasing an oak bureau of Mr. Jewell—I do not remember you personally—I came back from Dunmow in July, and made rather a fuss about the account not being sent me, and then you sent it signed "For Jewell, S. Harvey."</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-183" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHABLES SWAIN</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, of Marylebone Street—the prisoner brought me this cheque the first week in January, and asked me if I would oblige him by cashing it—I believe this is the one—I said I had not got enough in the house at the time, but I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account, and said I would give him the remainder after—he sent his child for the balance, and wrote on a piece of paper requesting me to give it—I saw the endorsement on it—he said he wanted it to pay the carmen with—he is an occasional customer of mine—I wanted to be sure that the cheque was right before I gave him the whole.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave the balance (3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.) to your child—I have not the piece of paper, but I met you afterwards, and asked if you had received it, and you said, "Yes"—I knew you were with Mr. Jewell—I should not have cashed a cheque for you if I had not known you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 230). I took the prisoner into custody on 14th inst., and he said, "I took the cheque and cashed it for the purpose of paying some of Mr. Jewell's accounts."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took you into custody at Mr. White's, in Wardour Street—I had seen you there. The prisoner in his defence maintained that he had implied authority to endorse cheques. He received a good character from his present employer.—
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<hi rend="italic">O'Gaddy's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I plead guilty to being in Harmansworth church, but the statement of Amelia Butcher is utterly false."</p>
<hi rend="italic">O'Gaddy's Defence.</hi> As to being found in the church, we were found there, and were asleep when they came, and that shows that we did not intend to commit a felony. I had 6 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Johnson's Defence.</hi> I am guilty of being found in the church. I should have pleaded guilty yesterday, only I heard a gentleman say that some
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<hi rend="largeCaps">O'GADDY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps"> PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to having been convicted of felony on the 1st Nov., 1880, at Clerkenwell, in the name of CharlesLum.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> Prosecuted;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GROGHGAN</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBINSON</hi> Defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-191" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HIGQINS</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Rising Sun public-house, 12, Clare Street, Clare Market—besides myself there were Mr. and Mrs. McIlvey and their two daughters, Marie and Madeline, living in the house—Marie is about twenty and Madeline eighteen years old—the woman Donovan does not live in the house—I knew the deceased Martin; he was a frequent customer, coming nearly every day—on the Monday or Tuesday before the 5th May the mistress gave me directions, and I went to Walpole's, the chemist, for some prussic acid; it was for cleaning brass—Miss Madeline gave me the money—I did not get the acid—when I returned I saw the prisoner, and gave her the 4
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<p>money?" I said, "Miss Madeline;" she said nothing more—between eight and nine o'clock on Thursday, 5th May, I was coming from the back of the premises with a piece of paper tied on a stick, for the purpose of lighting the two lamps outside—as I passed out through the door I saw Mr. Martin leaning against the partition—the prisoner was on the inside of the bar talking to him, leaning on the counter; there was nobody else behind the bar; there were two men standing inside the large compartment, where Donovan was sitting down against the side of the wall—I went out to the front of the house and lit the lamps—my atten
<lb/>tion was attracted by hearing a bottle smash, and I saw Mrs. Donovan passing in the road, with Martin leaning on her arm—I heard Martin say, "Oh, my God, I am blinded!"—it was about two minutes after I had come out that I saw Martin and Donovan come out of the same door—I went inside with the stick, and saw the prisoner there with her hand on the engine, behind the bar; she said, "There is something the matter with Martin, John," and she told me to run after, him—while I was outside I did not notice any one pass in or out at the door except Mrs. Donovan and Martin—I did not see which compartment they came out of—I did not see them till they were in the road—when I left the place they were in separate compartments—when this was said to me by the prisoner I went to King's College Hospital, after Martin—'there are doors in the compartments, but only two outer doors—before I went out to light the lamps I saw Mrs. McIlvey sitting at the end of the bar parlour, the other side of that door, towards the stairs—Mrs. Donovan and Martin had got to the hospital before I arrived—I saw Martin standing on the mat in the hall—I spoke to him; the house surgeon came down, and I spoke to him again in the house surgeon's presence; he was then taken into the surgery; there were white marks down his face and forehead, and his eyes were closed; his face was dressed, and then I helped to take him to the ward, and stopped with him till the bed was ready—during the time I was at the hospital he made two or three statements to me—when I first saw him on the mat I said to him, "Can you tell me what is the matter with you?" he said, "John, there is something been thrown in my face"—I asked him if he could tell me who had done it, and he said he had not the remotest idea—I repeated that to him when the house surgeon came down, and he made the same answer—when I took him up to bed I said to him again, "Now come, Mr. Martin, if you have any idea who has done it, tell me?" and he said, "If anybody has done it, it was not done intentionally"—he then gave me some papers to take to his wife—when I went back home the prisoner was in the bar with her mother; she asked me what was the matter with Martin—I told her somebody had thrown something into his face, and she said, "Good Lord, I wonder who has done it!"—this little door underneath the flap is generally kept open—they have a large dog in the bar—about eleven that night I saw Mr. Mcllvey and his daughter Madeline come home; they had been to Drury Lane theatre—the prisoner is sometimes called "Polly".</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been with Mr. Mcllvey about six months"—during that time the deceased had been in the habit of using the house—I I saw him on the 3rd May, and heard him bid them good-bye, as he was going to Hounslow to take possession; he said he thought he should be there about a week—the two men I saw come out of the large compart
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<p>the bottle smash; I had never seen them in the house before; I did not notice their dress—Mrs. Mcllvey could not from where she was sitting see anything that took place in the bar—I did not see the girl Newbury come to the door and look in while I was outside lighting the lamps—the last thing I saw was the prisoner and Martin talking together on friendly terms, laughing and chatting—I never saw them on any but friendly terms—I never saw any quarrelling or ill-feeling between them—I did not know his wife; I had heard that he had a wife—their house is a minute or two's walk from ours—Mr. Martin knew Mr. Mcllvey before he took the Rising Sun; he has only had it about six months—Martin sometimes had his meals there; he and Mr. Mcllvey were on intimate terms—Mr. Mcllvey is a Roman Catholic; I did not know Martin's religion—when I asked him at the hospital what was the matter with him, he said "As I was going out of the door something was thrown in my face"—there was no vitriol kept in the house; we used hartshorn and oil to clean the brass, and Davis's Powder afterwards, in consequence of Mr. Mcllvey complaining that the brasses were not bright enough—there are a number of costermongers' stalls in Clare Street; it is a very narrow street—all that the prisoner said when I came back was "Good Lord, I wonder who did it"—she did not seem excited.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-192" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DONOVAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Donovan, a costermonger, and lived at 9, Gilbert Street, Clare Market—I am a charwoman; I work for Mr. Mcllvey at the Rising Sun—on the evening of 5th May I was there from 8 o'clock; I was in the large compartment reading the newspaper against the partition close to the private bar—there were two gentlemen in the same compartment; the prisoner was behind the bar talking to Mr. Martin, who was in the small compartment; they were chaffing something about his dinner—he said he had some lamb and green peas—they were both laughing about it—I heard no more until I heard him halloa "Oh, my God, I am blinded; take me to the hospital"—I went through the little trap-door in the partition and ran to him, took him by the arm, and led him out immediately—I saw no one but him in that compartment, and no one behind the bar but the prisoner, and nobody in the other compartment but the two gentlemen—the prisoner began to laugh when Martin said "I am blinded"—she ran to wake up her mamma, who was asleep in the bar-parlour—I went out with Mr. Martin; I did not see Higgins; I had seen him come through the bar with a long stick in his hand and go out to light the lamps; that was about ten minutes before Martin called out—I saw no one when I got outside, only people passing by—on the way to the hospital I asked Martin who had done it, how it had happened, and what it was—he said he did not know, to lead him as fast as I could to the hospital, he could not see which way he was going, and to mind that nobody pushed him—nobody assisted me with him to the hospital—just as he halloaed I heard a break of glass; I don't where it was, whether inside or outside, I heard something fall—I left him at the hospital and came back, and I met the prisoner half way going there; she said "Where is Mr. Martin?"—I said "In the hospital; they have kept him in; I believe he is blinded;" she said she should go and see the doctors herself to tell them how it happened—I went back to the hospital with her—she saw the doctors; there were two; one of them asked her if she was his wife; she said no, she was the person who was in the bar at the time, and they walked</p>
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<p>away from her—she did not say how it happened; she said she did not know nothing about it—I left the hospital with her and went back to the house—I saw Mr. Mcllvey and his daughter come home about 11.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Martin halloaed out as loud as he could; the two gentlemen could have heard him—as I went through the bar I saw them leave the counter as if to go out; they did not go to assist Martin; I have never seen them since—I noticed them while they were in the bar, one was reading a paper and talking about betting on horses, something about the races; that was why I turned round to look at them—I had never seen them before; they were respectably dressed, better than the usual run of customers; one was young—I believe they were something like foreigners by their accent; they spoke broadish—what the prisoner said was "I am going to the hospital to tell the doctor what I know, as I was the person behind the bar at the time," or words to that effect; I can't say the exact words—I had known Martin about two years—I have been with the McIlveys about ten months, off and on—they knew that Martin was a married man; the prisoner knew it—he used to spend a good deal of his time there; he sometimes had his meals there; he was on very intimate terms with all the family; he would chaff and joke with any one—directly after he said "I am going to have some lamb and green peas for my supper" he cried out "My God, I am blinded"—I don't know whether he was going out then—before that they were laughing and joking together—I never heard of any quarrel between them; if there had been I must have heard it—I never knew of any vitriol being kept on the premises; if there had been I dare say I should have known it—I did not notice the child Newbury or anybody when I took Martin to the hospital—I asked him who did it, directly we came out of the house, and again at the hospital, and he said he had not the slightest idea.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The door I went through was fastened on my side; I unbuttoned it and went in—as I ran in the two men left the counter to go out—they had been there about 10 minutes—they only had a pint of ale.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-193" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Taylor, of 11, Gilbert Street, Clare Market—I have a stall in the street—on the night of 5th May, about a quarter to 9 o'clock, I was sitting at my stall, opposite the next house to the Rising Sun—the first thing I saw was Mrs. Donovan leading Mr. Martin out of the house—I asked her what was the matter; she made no answer, but went away leading him to the hospital—I heard some glass thrown out at the private entrance two or three minutes after Mrs. Donovan came out, about as near one time as the two gentlemen came out from the big entrance; the glass came out of the small entrance just about the same time—I did not see it, I heard it go into the road—Mrs. Donovan came out two or three minutes before the two gentlemen—I don't think she had got 20 yards, not so much as across this court—I had never seen them before; they walked in the road, towards Glare Market.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go and look in the road for the glass—I judged by the sound that it came out of the bar—I would not swear that I it did—the gentlemen came out as I heard the glass smashed—one of the gentlemen spoke to the other as a foreigner, I could not understand what he said—they went in the same direction as Mrs. Donovan, only</p>
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<p>she walked on the pavement and they in the road—I can't say how far they were behind—I did not Bee any girl or any person at the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-194" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CARR</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Carr, he is employed at a coach-builder's—I am housekeeper of 58, Lincoln's Inn Fields—on Thurs
<lb/>day night, 5th May, between 8 and 9 o'clock, I was passing the Rising Sun; I heard a noise, and turned round and saw a man on the pavement with his hands up to his face, and a woman holding his arm—he said "Oh my God, what have I done," or "what have they done"—I could not distinctly hear the exact words—I saw the prisoner at the door, and said "What is the matter?"—her reply was "He had a bottle in his hand, and he asked me to smell it, and the stuff flew over his face"—those were the words to the best of my belief—she was standing at the door when she said it—I did not see anything more of the man, he had gone away with the woman, and I passed on my way home—I had seen him before, passing through the Inn, but I did not see his face, and I did not know it was Martin—I did not know Donovan before—I had seen the prisoner before, by passing by.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was examined before the Coroner—before I took the oath I declined to be sworn, because I did not distinctly hear the words, but to the best of my belief those were the exact words—while I was giving my evidence the detective Scandrett was by my side—he did not speak to me while I was giving it—I would not like to swear that he did not—I don't think he did—I don't think a second hardly passed after Mrs. Donovan left the house when the prisoner came to the door—I was in a great hurry, I did not wait a second—I do not know Mrs. Martin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810627-name-195" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at King's College Hospital—on 5th May I was there when Martin was brought in to the surgery—he was suffering from a burnt face, he was quite sensible—I am not sure whether I saw Mrs. Donovan or the prisoner—Martin was put to bed, and I attended to him at once; he was under my care till he died, on 26th May, about a quarter past 7 p.m.—it was a se