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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">McARTHUR, MAYOR. ELEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoner have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they ore 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, September</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Befere Mr. Reorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-754-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>stealing, whilst employed in the Post-office, two post letters, containing 72 stamps, the property of Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">He received a good charaeter</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-754-18810912 t18810912-754-punishment-1"/>Eighteen Months Hard Labour</rs> </hi>. And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18810912-756-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Whitehead.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I received information from Sergeant Davis, and went to Muscovy Court and watched the premises No. 5 on the morning of 12th August, about 9.30, I saw the prisoner there with a pony and barrow; he went up the court towards the prosecutor's Ware-house, remained there a few minutes, came out, put the seat in its place, and Scammell then brought a half-chest of tea and put it on the barrow and went up to the warehouse again—Whitehead covered the cheat over with a sack and two or three pieces of oilcloth, as it was a damp morning; he then drove away—I followed, stopped him in the Minories, and called Davis, another officer, to my assistance—I asked him what he had got; he said "Some tea sweepings"—I said "Where from?" he said "From Mr. Reed's, Muscovy Court"—I said "Let me have a look"—he took the lid off, I saw it was a mixed tea with no dirt amongst it—I said "What did you give fox it?" he said" 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound"—I told him I should take Mm into custody for receiving the half-chest of tea well knowing it to be stolen—I took him to the station, went back to the warehouse of Mr. Reed, and found the foreman (Scammell) had ab
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it—I asked him if he had a receipt, he said "No"—the chest contained about 50lb in weight—Whitehead is a dealer in empty chests and barrels, and waste and dirty stuff—Scammell lives about 300 or 400 yards from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was raining as we went to the station, and he covered the chest with some tarpaulins—he left the barrow in the court while he went up—it had his name on it—he answered my questions perfectly frankly and without hesitation.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On the 12th August I saw White
<lb/>head at Seething Lane Police-station—I told him I was a detective sergeant, and charged him with stealing and receiving this chest of tea—he told me he paid 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound for it; I asked him if he knew the person he had received it from; he said he had never seen him before, and it was his first transaction.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-8" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN REED</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Reed and Co., tea merchants, Muscovy Court, City—Scammell was in our service as packer—he had no authority to sell anything—I have looked at this tea, it is blended tea—I know nothing of Whitehead, I never saw him before—the selling price of the tea is 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—prior to this 12th August I had given instructions to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is the selling price to the wholesale trader—Scammell has been in my employment three or five years, he has several boys under him—I trusted him, he had the keys of the warehouse.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>). I lived at I, White Hart Street, Bethnal Green, when I was in the prosecutor's employment—I have known Whitehead some time, but never spoke to him till some months ago—I saw him on the night previous to his taking the tea, just by his own house in High Street, Mile End New Town—it was agreed that he was to have the tea at 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per pound, and I was to get it by stealing it—he had had tea from me several times before, which I got by the same means—he came and fetched it—he paid the same price before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I sold it before in boxes, it did not matter how—I have been with Mr. Reed three or four years—I had a character when I went there—he treated me well, gave me good wages, and put confidence in me—I have robbed him five or six times—I began to rob him several months ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Whitehead has taken away the proceeds of the robbery in every case.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). I searched Whitehead's premises—I found nothing relating to this charge or to Mr. Reed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi>). On 3rd August, about 11 p.m., I saw the prisoner on the Seven Dials with a man named Voules, who I knew—they went to the Noble Arms, Red Lion Street, and I saw the prisoner come out and go to the King's Head public-house, Dudley Street—I fetched Tebler—we went in, and I said to the prisoner "I believe you have some counterfeit coin in your possession, I shall search you"—he had another man with him—I searched the prisoner and found six bad half-crowns wrapped separately in one long piece of paper, and one loose, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in another pocket—I said "This is bad;" he said "If it is, you put it in my pocket—I had not done so—he pretended to be asleep, but I saw him go in two or three minutes before—he was sitting on a seat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You were not intoxicated, but I believe you had been drinking—I do not think you were asleep when I came in, you could not have gone to sleep in the time—I have frequently seen the man with you, with a man who has been convicted—I did not know him as a coiner, but I have seen him with coiners—you accused me before the Inspector at the station but I do not remember you doing so before the Magistrate—the other man at the King's Head had no bad money in his possession—a shopkeeper on the Seven Dials says that he is certain you passed a bad florin to him, but he would not attend.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Each coin was separated by a long piece of paper, which went round and round them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 156
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). I was with Gregory—I have heard his evidence and agree with it—I searched the prisoner in the King's Head and found these coins on him—he said to Gregory "If they are bad you must have put them there"—nothing was found on the other man, and we let him go.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-15" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to the Mint—these seven half-crowns are counterfeit; they are kept in paper to keep them from rubbing; one man carries what they call the
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was drunk, and went into the house with a man. I told the inspector that the coins must have been put into my pocket, and I was ignorant of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of a like offence in October</hi>, 1879.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUCH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-17" type="given" value="LOTTIE"/>LOTTIE MACHELL</persName> </hi>. I serve in the bar of the Mitford Tavern, Amherst Road, Hackney—on 17th. August, about 8 p.m., I served the prisoner with some Irish whisky—he gave me a florin, I put it in the tester and found it bad—this is it (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was not charged—I afterwards saw him at the police-court—he was the only man in the dock—the prisoner saw me test the coin, but he could not see me having the conversation with the land
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-18" type="given" value="WILLIAM FRANCIS"/>WILLIAM FRANCIS STEVENSON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Mitford Tavern—on 17th August I was in my private parlour, and the last witness told me some
<lb/>thing; I went round the bar and called a policeman in—I asked the prisoner to give him the coin; he did so, saying that he had taken it from a tram-car conductor at Kingsland—I said "How do you account. for changing a half-crown?" he said "I gave it to a tram conductor, and he gave me the florin and four pennyworth of halfpence"—I asked why he did not pay for the whisky with the halfpence; he said that he had a pint of beer at the Castle and half an ounce of tobacco.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no memorandum of what was said—the prisoner said that if time was given him he would endeavour to find the tram conductor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-19" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 500
<hi rend="italic">M</hi>). Mr. Stevenson called me into his house and said that the prisoner, who was there, had tendered a bad florin—I asked the prisoner for it, and he took it from his left trousers pocket and put it on the bar—this is it—I marked it at the station and have kept it ever since—I found on the prisoner a half-crown and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money—he was not given in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said that he got it in change from a tram con-ductor, and he said the same at the station, but that it was no use looking for him, for he did not think he should know him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-20" type="given" value="NELLIE"/>NELLIE BUTT</persName> </hi>. On the night of 17th August I was serving at the Flying Horse, Hackney—I served the prisoner with some ale, he put down a shilling; I tried it with my teeth and found it was bad and gritty—I said "This is a bad one," and gave it to the landlord, who told the prisoner that it was bad—he said that he knew where he had taken it; the landlord gave it back to him, and he paid with good money and left—he came again the next night about 11.30—I served him, he tendered a florin—I tried it with my teeth and went to the landlord—he came and said to the prisoner "You came in last night and gave me a bad shilling, and you have come again to-night and given my barmaid a bad two
<lb/>shilling piece"—he said that he took it of a tram-oar conductor—a constable was sent for—this is the coin, I know it by the marks I made on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said that it was bad, and the door was open, but he stood there, not attempting to get away—barely three minutes elapsed while I showed it to the landlord—he could hear that a policeman was sent for—I heard nothing about the tram-car conductor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-21" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD"/>ALBERT EDWARD COWELL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Flying Horse—on 17th August the last witness handed me a bad shilling—I told the prisoner it was bad; he said he was very sorry, but he knew where he took it—he paid for the drink—he mentioned several persons' names in the neighbourhood, and on the faith of that I let him have it back—on the next day the last witness pave me a bad florin—the prisoner was present—I sent for a policeman, and Humphreys came, and I gave the prisoner into his charge, with the florin, which lie marked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-22" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 57). I was called, and Mr. Cowell gave the prisoner into my charge—he said that the florin was given him by a tram conductor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-23" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I am innocent of knowing it was a bad two-shilling piece. I was never near the Mitford, and know nothing of them."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Me then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in Nov</hi>., 1872.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-26" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BUDD</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Northumberland Arms, Russell Street, Covent Garden—on September 1st, between 4 and 5 o'clock, the prisoner came in with two other men, one of whom ordered a pot of ale, for which he paid with a shilling—I showed it to my matter, and they all three ran out without drinking the beer—I had not put the change down—I knew the prisoner; he was a regular customer at a house which I came from—my master bent the shilling and the constable marked it—I know it by the colour as well—the prisoner was about two yards from the man who tendered the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-27" type="given" value="CLARENCE"/>CLARENCE WEST</persName> </hi>. I manage the Northumberland Arms—on 1st September, between 4 and 5 o'clock, Budd showed me this bad shilling—I turned round and saw the prisoner and two others running out,
<hi rend="italic">shoving</hi> one another; the prisoner was the last—I jumped over the counter, saw a constable outside, gave him a description of the prisoner, and saw him at the station 10 minutes afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I have seen you before, and have often refused to serve you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-28" type="surname" value="BAIN"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-28" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BAIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 443
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I was in Russell Street and saw the prisoner and two other men go into the Northumberland Arms—knowing the prisoner, I pushed the door open and looked at the three men; the prisoner was standing at the bar, two or three yards from the two others—I went away, and shortly afterwards saw Mr. West standing at the door, who told me something, and I went in search of the prisoner and found him alone, standing at the corner of Wellington Street—I waited till another constable came up, and then took the prisoner to the station, searched him, and found 16 counterfeit shillings; he produced nine of them loose from his trousers pocket, and then offered me fire more from the same pocket and dropped them into my hand, but he brought a piece of paper out with them—I told him to keep his hands still and from the same pocket I took out two shillings—I then searched Aim further and found two good florins and sevenpence in his right-hand trousers pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told the Magistrate first that the coins were wrapped in paper, but I corrected that when my deposition was read over—when he gave them to me he said "They were given to me to hold by another man"—there was no paper with the two coins—you were talking to a waggoner just before I arrested you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The shilling tendered is bad—these sixteen shillings are also bad, and from six different moulds, but none of them are from the same mould as the first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "The evidence of the constable is false. The money was in my hand. The money was</p>
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<p>wrapped up in paper, as the constable said last week. A man had given it to me to hold."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. Two men who I knew by sight came up me, and one of them said "Hold this for me while I go in here." I did so, and the constable came up. If I had known I had anything bad, I had plenty of time to get away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810912-760-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Penfold</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Gossett.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman TR</hi> 47). On the evening of 19th August I was on duty with three other officers in plain clothes in St. Pancras Road—the prisoners were there with another man not in custody—shortly after 7 o'clock they were walking together towards Kentish Town; we followed and lost them several times on the road for a few minutes, and the last time we saw them was in Alma Street, Kentish Town; they then all three came out together from No. 3, and shut the door behind them—we distributed ourselves, two at one end of the street and two at the other—I and 381 Y followed the prisoners as they left the house—I saw a struggle going on with the sergeant and Gossett; 154 Y was lying on the road; Penfold and the other man not in custody were gone—I assisted the sergeant and took hold of Gossett and took him to Kentish Town Police-station—I searched him and found seven common door keys in his right-hand coat pocket, 22 spoons, seven forks, and a gold pencil case, which the prosecutor afterwards identified as his property—I asked him how he accounted for being possessed of these things—he said "A man gave me them to carry. I don't know where they came from"—I was examined before the Magistrate the next day, and again on the Wednesday following—on the 1st September I sent a report down to Chertsey Police-station, in which Penfold's name was mentioned—next day I received a telegram and went to that police-station, and found Penfold detained there—I recognised him at once and told him he would be charged with a man in custody and one not in custody with burglary, on the 9th August, at No. 3, Alma Street—he said "It is all a mistake"—I have no doubt that he is one of the men I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have known Penfold about 18 months—I do not know where he lived, but I had some idea—I was 20 or 30 yards away, at the door of No. 42, watching, when we saw them come out—381 Y was with me—the owner of the house was there, I believe, behind us; he is not here to-day—I heard of Sergeant Head going to Pen fold's lodging to identify him before he was taken at Chertsey—he said he believed he went to the wrong house; he did not say he had seen Penfold—I know that Penfold's mother has kept a beershop at Chertsey for years—he has been in the Marines—all I saw of Penfold was that he was running away up the street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 154). I was in company with three other officers in plain clothes on the evening of 19th August—I saw the two prisoners and another man. not in custody, about 7 o'clock—we saw them first about two miles from Alma Street, and followed them for about two hours, when we saw them at the end of Longman's Lane—I kept observation with Sergeant Walsh at the bottom, and the other two men went to the top—we were about 40 yards from No. 3, out of which I saw the two prisoners and another man come after we had been watching for about three-quarters of an hour—Sergeant Walsh caught hold of Gossett—I caught hold of the other two, and directly I put my hand on Penfold the other one struggled and pushed me head over heels over the other one, and they both got away—I ran after them and called out, but was unable to catch them—I went back to No. 3—I saw two parcels (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) of flannels and children's clothes lying between the parlour door and the front door inside—I had seen Penfold before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. I know nothing against Gossett's character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. The man not in custody struck me—I lost sight of them three or four times while we were following.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 381). I was in company with the other officers in Alma Street, and I saw both the prisoners come out of No. 3—Gossett was laid hold of by the sergeant—I ran down the street and saw Penfold running away, and as he ran he dropped this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—I picked it up—I saw the sergeant struggling, and I went to his assistance—I went to the house and examined the front door, and saw marks which corresponded with the jemmy; also on the front parlour door, which had been forced, and a door upstairs as well—these two bundles of wearing apparel were lying in the passage ready to be taken away, and these tea-caddies were on the table in the front room; they had been forced.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-40" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALSH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi> 37). I was with the other officers in Alma Street—I saw the prisoners and another man come out of No. 3—Gossett was taken on the spot—I can speak positively to Penfold—I took hold of Gossett, and we had a struggle; I hit him on the nose and cut it, he hit me three times—Penfold knocked Dinsman down and got away—we had been watching the men for about two hours, and for two nights previously—I had plenty of opportunity of seeing them—I passed and repassed them several times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Penfold was taken into custody on 3rd September—on the Wednesday following, the 19tn August, I</p>
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<p>think, I went to Penfold's house, No. 12—I think I saw him there in bad, but I would not be certain—to the best of my belief now it wag him—a man who was with me in uniform flashed his lantern in his face, and I said to him "Don't alarm yourself; you are not the man we want," and I left the house, but that was not the house to which I was directed—I cannot tell you who directed me there, for reasons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The clothes were very much about him—I would not be sure, and rather than make a mistake I would not take him—he was un
<lb/>dressed and in bed—I have no doubt that he is one of the men I saw on the night in question.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-41" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Alma Street, Kentish Town—on 19th August I was at Brighton—I had left, the house on the 13th—I merely shut the front door; it had a Bramah lock, which shut with a spring—I locked and fastened the back—I left two keys with a person who I desired to look after the house—I keep fowls at the back, and Wanted them looked after—I identify the articles produced—these keys are not mine—I know Penfold; my brother married his sister, but I have not seen him since he was a lad—he had no authority to be in my house; I don't think he has ever been there—I was present when he was charged; he said to me "Jim, I have been dragged or drawn into this"—at the police-court he said "I have been fetched into it"—that was after he had been charged with being concerned in the burglary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. I never heard of his calling at my house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. He said at the police-court "I have been drawn into it; I am innocent"—I have heard that he was in the Marines and invalided home, but I don't know it; he was not on visiting terms with my family.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-42" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK BRADBEAR</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Prince of Wales Crescent, Kentish Town—on 13th August Mr. Brown left with me the key of hit front door—I visited the house twice a day to feed the fowls—I was there on the 19th from 7 to 7.30—the house had not then been disturbed at all—everything was quite safe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Penfold Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I am not guilty. I was in a public-house on the night and on the previous nights.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gossett received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MORICE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for the Bullimores and Briers, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">for Stratton.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I told him I had no dealings with the men, and had not authorised them to dispose of it, and told him it was not straw price—the value of it was about 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoners were not in my service—I gave them all into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORICE</hi>. I had never sold any hay to the pri
<lb/>soners, or authorised either of them to deal with it—I did not tell Thomas Bullimore that I would look him up before he said "Don't lock us up"—he said "I have taken 12 trusses"—he did not say he was taking it to Mr. Stevens's farm—he did not say where he had got it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. Stratton was present when the other prisoners said "Don't lock us up"—I did not say to Stratton "Where is my hay?"—he did not say "Your hay?" nor did I answer "Yes"—he did not say "I have not got your hay;" that I swear—the policeman was present; he did not say "You have got some hay on your premises," nor did Stratton say "Yes, come and see it"—I went up into the loft—I identified it by the appearance—my hay was next to Mr. Stevens's rick—I understand the three prisoners worked for Mr. Stevens; I don't know it—Stratton was a perfect stranger to me; I don't know Southgate, I live three or four miles from there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I did not speak to the men when I met them in the lane—the carts were filled with cow manure.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per load."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORICE</hi>. The prosecutor said to Bullimore "Don't you think you ought to be ashamed of yourself?"—that was the beginning of the conversation—he afterwards said he would look them up, and they begged several times not to be locked up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I was standing close alongside of Mr. Letts—I put the first two questions to Stratton, not Mr. Letts—he afterwards asked him how he came possessed of the hay; he said "I want you to show me where it is," and Stratton said "In the loft"—he said "Where is the loft?" and Stratton pointed to the shed, and said "There"—Mr. Letts then got partly into the loft and saw the hay, and said "This is my hay," and he then came down and asked Stratton how he accounted for it—I did not hear Mr. Letts say "Have you bought or received any hay from these men?" nor did I hear Stratton say "No"—I know Stratton; he is a cowkeeper, and has been there a number of years—I have been there 13 years—I have no complaint against him—I don't know that he is deaf.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SCHOFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am in the prosecutor's employ—on 25th August I was with him in Friern Barnet Lane—I called his attention to something I saw in the prisoners' carts; the hay was the same as this which I produce a sample of from the hayrick.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-51" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GRANGE</persName> </hi>. I am in the prosecutor's employ—I bundled up the trusses for his own use.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a load"—that was all that passed—this farm was occupied by Mr. Letts before Mr. Stevens came into possession of it—we had some of the hay to repair the top of a hayrick of Mr. Stevens's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORICE</hi>. I cannot charge my memory whether I asked Mr. Letts's leave to use his hay; I believe there had been some conversation about it—I believe these two samples of hay are similar—I call it loose hay—I did not authorise the prisoners to take the hay—I should not like hay to be taken in a dung-cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I believe the hay that was taken to repair Mr. Stevens's rick has been paid for or allowed for—I can't say when; I believe Mr. Letts and Mr. Stevens have had transactions together, and have known each other for some time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-53" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BOWYER</persName> </hi>. I know Mr. Stratton—on 25th August I was on a visit there when Mr. Letts and the policeman came there—I was in the kitchen, the door was open; I heard part of the conversation; I heard Mr. Letts say "You have got some of my hay"—Mr. Stratton said "Your hay, no, not any of your hay"—the policeman said "You have got some of Mr. Letts's hay"—Mr. Stratton said "No"—Mr. Letts went half way up to the loft, and said "This is my hay"—that was all I heard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not Mr. Stratton's niece, or any relation—I heard nothing said about the three men bringing the hay.</p>
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<p>was in the scullery with Ellen Bowyer, and heard what passed:—the prosecutor said to Mr. Stratton "Have you got my hay?"—he said "Your hay, no"—the policeman said "It is on your premises"—he said "Go up in the loft and see"—they never offered to go—my father went up, and Letts went half way up, and said "Yes, that is my hay"—that was all I heard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard Mr. Letts ask my father if he had bought or received any hay from the three men—no, he never asked the question.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Yes, he did, and my father said "No."
<hi rend="italic">Stratton received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury and prosecutor</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR BULLIMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-764-18810912 t18810912-764-punishment-12"/>Six Month's Hard Labour each</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-57" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED STONE</persName> </hi>. I am an upholsterer in Foley Street—in the early morning of 20th August I was returning home about half way down Percy Street; I suddenly felt an arm round my neck from behind, whether I was kicked or not I don't know; I fell in the gutter very heavily with my head in the road and my feet on the pavement—I had my hands in my pocket at the time—I found my watch and chain being taken; I was powerless to prevent it—directly I got on my legs I cried out "Police!" and "Stop thief!"—I could not see anybody; I heard footsteps running away, and I ran in that direction, and when I got to the corner of Wind-mill Street I saw the prisoner in custody—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my watch and chain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-58" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 339). I was on duty in Rathbone Place; I heard cries of Police!" and "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner running—I pursued and captured him; he fell on a grating—I held him till the prosecutor came up, and he said the prisoner had knocked him down and stolen his watch—I took the prisoner to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-59" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GOSS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 340). I assisted in taking the prisoner—I found this watch in the area under the grating where he fell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was running away from a female when I was taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-765-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-765-18810912 t18810912-765-punishment-14"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, Sept</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL RICHMOND</hi> (43)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUCH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810912-name-61" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-61" type="given" value="LOTTIE"/>LOTTIE BILUNGTON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Guildhall Stores, Basinghall Street—on 10th August, between 7 and 8 p.m., I served the prisoner with a small lemonade, price 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me a bad shilling—I called my master up from the cellar, who said to the prisoner "This is a bad shilling—he said "There are plenty of them knocking about now"—Mr. Willis said "If you like to bring a police officer I will give you the shilling back again"—the prisoner ran out—this is the shilling; it is marked</p>
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<p>" G"—I put it on the mantel shelf, and it was left there till next morning at 10 o'clock, when I gave it to Egan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You received no change for it; you did not walk out, you ran—you gave me a good shilling, and I gave you change for it.</p>
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<persName id="t18810912-name-62" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KING</persName> </hi>. I am manager at the Bed Lion public-house, London Wall—on 10th August, between 7 and 8 p.m., Benson (
<hi rend="italic">See next case</hi>) came to the dark part of the bar, asked for a glass of beer and put down a shilling; I tested it, found it was bad, and said to him "Have you come in the dark to try it on?"—he said "What is it?"—I Raid "It is a bad shilling, and you know it"—I had bent it and slightly out it—I threw it on the counter, and he picked it up. and said "If that is the case I will give you another"—he did so, and I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left—Richmond had been in about two minutes before for twopenny worth of gin, and paid with a shilling—the moment Benson left I went to the till, and found a bad shilling at the top of the shilling compartment—I broke it; this is it marked "L"—no one had been in between Richmond and Benson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say at the Mansion House that I could not identify you, but that I could not identify the shilling I found in the till.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-63" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET KENNEDY</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Cock and Woolpack, Finch. Lane—on 10th August I served the prisoner with a small lemonade. price 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me a shilling; I put it on the metal, and then in the till—I did not like the colour of it—I gave him the change, and he left—afterwards, in consequence of what the manager said, I went to the till and picked out the shilling by it being discoloured and gave it to him, and saw him put it on the shelf—it is marked "W."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was in the till about five minutes—I noticed the colour when you gave it to me and rang it on the metal, but did not put it in the tester.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-64" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HEPWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am manager at the Cock and Woolpack—on 10th August Egan came to me, and in consequence of what he said I spoke to Kennedy, and she brought me a bad shilling—I gave it to Egan—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 150). On 10th August, about 7.30, I saw the prisoner and Sullivan and Benson in Cheapside, and followed them to Guild
<lb/>hall Yard, where the prisoner left the other two, and was away about two minutes; I did not see where he went, but they all three joined together at Guildhall Buildings, and Richmond handed something to Sullivan, and all three went along Basinghall Street to London Wall, where Richmond went into the Red Lion—I lost sight of Benson for a minute or two—Sullivan was at one corner; he always held the house in view—I saw them join in Fore Street, and saw something pass between each of them several times in Moorgate Street—I followed them down Thread
<lb/>needle Street to Finch. Lane—I saw Richmond go into the Cock and Woolpack—Sullivan remained by Cornhill, and Benson remained in sight of the house—I went in and spoke to the manager—they all joined together in Cornhill, and I and two other officers followed them down Birchin Lane—they turned round, saw that they were being followed, and turned hurriedly into Change Alley as if to escape—Sullivan ran, and I secured him, and handed him over to another constable—Richards took Richmond, and I assisted him—we took the three prisoners under an</p>
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<p>archway in Change Alley, and brought them all back—I put my hand into Sullivan's trousers pocket and took out a lot of silver and copper—on the way to the station Richards said "He has something in his hand," meaning Richmond—I forced his hand open, and took from it this bad shilling—we took the prisoners through Abchurch Lane to Thames Street Police
<lb/>station, where I saw Richmond crushing something between his teeth, and we forced a shilling from his mouth in two pieces (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they are both marked "R"—I produce another shilling given me by Morton marked "changed," and another marked "B," which I got from Miss Billington—I received a shilling in three pieces from King marked "L," another marked "W" from Mr. Hepworth, a portion of a shilling Marked "K" from Keeping, and eight bad shillings given me by Richards—Richmond said at the station "You have got us for loitering; you have got no uttering against us"—there were no utterings them—on the way to Seething Lane Station Richmond said "You have got us lot loitering; why did not you wait and get us straight?"</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-66" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 580). On 10th August, about 8.15, I wont to Egan's assistance, and we followed Richmond and two other men through Birohin Lane and Change Alley—Keeping and Morton were with me—I took hold of Richmond in Change Alley; he put his right hand in his waistcoat pocket, and as he drew it out I took hold of it, took 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from his hand, and gave it to Egan—we went to the station, and about two hours afterwards I went through Abchurch Lane, and saw a small piece of paper in the carriage way; I gave it a kick, and 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. rolled out of it; I picked it up and found 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in it, making 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—we had been that way with the prisoner—I gave them to Egan; they are marked A—we went near the bank of Montreal in Change Alley; that is the place where Richmond was apprehended; it is in an arehway leading out of Birchin Lane.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEEPING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police man</hi> 663). I took Benson in Change Alley, and next morning, August 10, at 6.5, I was going through Change Alley, and found the half of a bad shilling, which I gave to Egan; it is marked H—it was within a few feet of where I took Benson.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-68" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER HUGHESMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Hughesman, of 19, Birohin Lane—on the evening of 10th August I saw policemen and other persons in Change Alley, and twenty minutes or half an hour afterwards I found this bad shilling on the window sill of the Bank of Montreal exactly where the men had stood—I marked it with my teeth and gave it to Morton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810912-name-69" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-69" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MORTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 665). I received this shilling from Mrs. Hughesman, and gave it to Egan.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810912-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18810912-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-70" type="surname" value="WEESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEESTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings marked G, L, R, and W are bad—the broken one, marked L, is from the same mould as G; both are of 1864—these eight shillings marked A are bad; three of them are of 1857, one of 1852, one of 1855, and one of 1864, which is the same mould as G and L, and one of 18.61—this one marked K. is of 1852, and from the same mould as the former one of 1852—the one marked "changed" is of 1857; it is bad, and from the same mould as the other of 1867 uttered by Richmond—there are sixteen altogether.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he received the coins at the races, and When he found on passing some that they were bed he attempted to make away with the rest.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-766-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of feloniously uttering counterfeit coin in June</hi>, 1878.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted, with
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-74" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a fancy stationer, of 17, King Street, Twicken
<lb/>ham—on 11th June, about 11.40, Benson came in for a penny memo
<lb/>randum book—he put his hand in his pocket, pulled out a quantity of coins, and I saw a coin in the palm of his right hand; he pretended to take it out of his left hand, and when he had put the coin back in his pocket he handed it to me; it was a half-crown—I said "This is a bad one"—he said "Is it? give it to me back"—I tried it with my teeth, and detected the grit at once—I said "Oh no"—he said "If it is bad I took it at the Waterloo Railway Station for a ticket to Bushey Park—I sent for a policeman and gave him in charge—he was remanded and discharged—I gave the half-crown to the constable and saw it marked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-75" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PRYKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 632). On 11th June I was called to Mr. Wilson's shop, who gave Benson into my charge with the half-crown-Benson said that he must have taken it at Waterloo—he was searched at the station, and a half-crown, two shillings, two sixpences, and three pence, all good, found on him, and a railway ticket from Waterloo to Teddington—he was discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence of</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES MORTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">in the former case was read to them from the shorthand writer's notes, to which they assented</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-76" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad—this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">Benson's</hi>) is bad also.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan's Defence</hi>. Benson is my brother-in-law. I have been work
<lb/>ing for nearly six years, and never had a stain on my character. We met Richmond, who knew Benson, and the policeman took us in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Benson's Defence</hi>. My brother-in-law and I met Richmond, who had a race card in his hand. He gave us something to drink. I was never in his company before. He got his change, and we were apprehended.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHMOND</hi>
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<interp inst="t18810912-767-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BENSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 13
<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. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-80" type="given" value="JAMES CHARLES ROEL"/>JAMES CHARLES ROEL CRUSE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Chilcotts, Registrar of the County Court, Truro—I produce the proceedings in the liquidation of Thomas Reed, of Truro, filed 12th March—it was his own petition,</p>
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<p>signed "Thomas Reed"—the first meeting was held on 5th April—the total assets are 6,974
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the total liabilities 11,991
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., exclusive of securities held by secured creditors—the order to prosecute, dated 22nd June, 1881, is made by Mr. Viney, one of the Committee of Inspection—Mr. Chirgwin was appointed trustee at the first meeting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I came from Truro to attend this trial—Mr. Chirgwin is a Truro man—I have not seen him here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-81" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to Messrs. Dewar, Son, and Sons, Limited, of 12, Wood Street, Cheapside, linen manufacturers and Manchester warehousemen—the defendant has been their customer certainly 10 years—on 4th February he owed the firm about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I held his acceptance, which was due on 4th February, for 64
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I received from him a letter of 3rd February, enclosing a cheque dated 9th February for 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and his acceptance for 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the bill was not met, and a cheque was substituted for it—I received a letter on 8th February requesting us to hold the cheque for a week, and afterwards the letter of the 12th saying that they hoped to make up the difference, and then a letter of the 17th saying that he was not able to meet the cheque—I wrote on 21st February saying that he must remit, and he said on the 22nd that he would call about it—the cheque was paid into our bankers and dishonoured—on 28th February the defendant called at our warehouse—Mr. Colmer, a managing director, was present—the defendant was asked how it was he had not met his cheque—he attributed it to the bad weather—he stated that he was perfectly solvent, and produced this slip of paper, ready written, with a memorandum of figures—it shows 11,724
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. assets and 6,470
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. liabilities, leaving a balance of 5,254
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. assets—Mr. Colmer and I looked at it, and suggested that it should be put into proper form as a balance-sheet—he consented—he was then asked if that was all he owed, and if he would sign it—he signed it—he then asked if he could have some goods, and he went to the warehouse and purchased goods to the amount of 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they were supplied on credit—he asked me to hold over a cheque for 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which we agreed to—I relied upon his statements, and in consequence of them allowed him to have these goods—I heard on 12th March that he had filed his petition—the firm are now creditors for 238
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Up to the year 1880 the defendant had a partner—the defendant would buy as much as 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of goods at a time, and about 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth a year—we always had the highest opinion of him as a customer—he had always met his liabilities.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-82" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DOWNTON</persName> </hi>. I am in Messrs. Dewar's employment—on 28th February Reed came to my department and selected goods to the amount of 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY RANDALL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant manager in the entering room of Messrs. Dewar—on 28th February I entered a parcel of drapery goods to T. Reed, of Truro—they were made up by the porters and sent off in due course from the packing-room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-84" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the counting-house department of Caldecott, Sons, and Co., Cheapside—Mr. Andrew Caldecott has one partner—I have known Reed some years as a draper, of Truro—on 28th February he owed our firm 285
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for goods supplied—his acceptance came due on 4th March for 77
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on 28th February he "called and stated that he should not be able to meet it, and asked us to renew it</p>
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<p>in two amounts, 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 10th May, and 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to 20th May—we agreed to that—I spoke to the accountant about the account—I told Reed the account was conducted so unsatisfactory that we would rather close it—he put a statement before me showing a surplus of over 5,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and represented that was his surplus at that time—in consequence of that I agreed to renew the bill—he wanted further goods, and I said I should have no objection to that, because of his having so large a surplus—he selected goods to the amount of 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I supplied those goods, relying on his statements—I believed him to be a highly-respectable man—I received notice on 12th March that he had stopped payment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was in partnership with a Mr. Parking and a Mr. Little—he had dealt with us for 15 years, or perhaps a little more—he had a good reputation in Truro—the amount of business he did with us was 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-85" type="given" value="AMES"/>AMES COWAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Caldecott—on 28th February I sold goods to Mr. Reed to the amount of 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—they were passed on in the usual way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-86" type="given" value="CHARLES SAMUEL"/>CHARLES SAMUEL HAYWARD</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Messrs. Davis; they have a contract with Messrs. Caldecott—on 1st March I received two bales of goods to be forwarded to Mr. Thomas Reed, of Truro.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROBEY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Ladbury and Viney, accountants, of Cheapside—I have investigated Mr. Reed's affairs—his liabilities were 11,991
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and his assets 6,891
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., at the time of his stoppage on 12th March—this statement (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) contains the details—it shows a deficiency of 5,100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have seen the state
<lb/>ment showing a surplus on 11th February of 5,255
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have ascertained that there was then a deficiency of 2,954
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., allowing for all the book debts being good—the stock was worked back from what has been bought since, less the profit made—the claim of the bankers is stated to be 3,050
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., whereas the balance would be 5,365
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the cash creditors were stated to be 750
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., whereas there were five cash creditors amounting to 2,272
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., named J. James, J. Brewer, J. Hodges, Jane Reed 160
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and J. N. Reed 1,379
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the trade creditors are put down as 2,670
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the amount should be 3,774
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—these figures appear from the books Reed surrendered on his liquidation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bank were the largest creditors—the amount is 5,300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—James and Brewer are no relation to Brewer, the Reeds are sisters—I have not made a break in the account at 1st December to see if his liabilities were reduced to 1,044
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. between 1st December and 12th March—I have made the account up to 8th February—I should have to go through the account to tell you that, or to tell you if he had paid into the bank 2,284
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. between those dates—his partnership was dissolved on 1st December, 1880—I am not aware of any property or money having been improperly made away with—the books have been very improperly kept—the smaller books are in Reed's writing—I believe he has made considerable payments to other creditors—his partner retired with nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. This list of creditors shows that goods were supplied to Reed by warehousemen in other cities, and that his creditors at Truro would be the bankers and regular customers—besides the regular books of his business he had large private books, in which there are entries</p>
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<p>which he appeared to have kept up to the time he stopped—the appli
<lb/>cation for the order to prosecute was from 27 creditors—the other partner is liable, but he has no means.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lopes.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18810912-770-offence-1 t18810912-name-89"/>Emma Thomson</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">interpreted</hi>). I live at 4, Blyth Terrace, Lambeth, and am the wife of Edward Flutant, who is a clockmaker—about 1 o'clock on the morning of Wednesday, 17th August, I was on Westminster Bridge, going towards Lambeth; no one was with me—I first saw the prisoner in uniform on the bridge with a woman, about at the third gas lamp; they were talking—I did not notice what the words were—they were a little drunk—I passed by them, and then afterwards when they stopped, I stopped also, and saw they were playing together; she was getting up on the parapet of the bridge—the soldier assisted her in getting up and over the other side, the side next the water—her feet were first on the parapet, and afterwards suspended over the water—the prisoner at that time was holding her by the hands at the top of the parapet—I don't believe he was holding her to prevent her falling—I did not see that he held her hands, but I saw that he held her like that (
<hi rend="italic">describing</hi>)—his hands were not round her waist, but when she was over the parapet he took hold of her arms, and then he let her drop, and she disappeared under the water—I was two or three yards away when I saw this—after he let her fall he did not look over the bridge, but walked away at once—he then had a stick, which I had not noticed before, in his hand—he did not exclaim or cry out at all—I followed him, and called out "Police"—he walked in the direction of Charing Cross—I saw a coffee-stall man there, and spoke to a woman who was passing at the time—I afterwards saw the prisoner taken into custody—some days after I saw the body of the woman—I had not known her before—they were on the right-hand side of the bridge going towards Lambeth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was dressed in black on that night—I saw no one else on the bridge at the. moment this occurred—I saw no cabs pass—I was very near them when the woman dropped, two or three yards, not 20—when I first saw them they were standing still—they were a good deal drunk; they were staggering about—I heard them talking as I passed—there was nothing to attract my attention—they did not seem cross with one another—I told the Magistrate they spoke like drunken people who did not know what they were talking about—I became frightened when I saw her suspended, but I thought they were playing, and I still thought so when I saw her on the other side of the parapet, up to the moment that she fell—I do not think so now—I did not speak to them; I was going to do so, and tell them not to play like that, when he had hold of her hands, but I had not time to do it—she 'got on to the parapet of her own accord; the prisoner did not help her, but he</p>
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<p>assisted her in putting her legs over on the other side of the parapet by taking hold of the back of her dress by her waist, and then he was obliged to let her go so that she could put her feet down—he continued to hold her by the back of her dress until her legs were on the other sideof the parapet—I did not see him have hold of her round the waist at any time—when she was over the parapet he held her by the hands, and she was suspended—I said before the Magistrate "He took her by the waist, she slipped through his arms, and then he held her by the hands"—I did not exactly see her slip through—I was standing so that they could both see me all this time—after I saw the woman drop I said to him "What have you done?" he did not answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I did not hear anything said by either of them—they did not look angry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. I did not see the stick in his hand before he went away—I did not see him stoop to pick it up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I saw him holding her about half a minute on the parapet—he did not seem to pull the woman towards him; he let her go—her face was towards the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. I said before the Magistrate she was obliged to turn round to look at him—she had to turn round to step over the parapet.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-91" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Price's Court, Gravel Lane, South
<lb/>wark, and am a cabdriver—on Wednesday morning, 17th August, between seven and eight minutes to 1, I was going with my hansom cab across Westminster Bridge, from the Lambeth side towards the Houses of Parliament, on the left-hand side; nobody was inside my cab—I noticed a soldier in uniform and a female on the bridge—the female was sitting on the parapet on the left-hand side, at about the fifth lamp-post past the centre—the soldier's arm was round the back part of her waist; she was facing him—seeing her without bonnet or shawl—directly I pulled up the soldier pulled her, and she jumped off, but when on the pavement the soldier was still connected with her by his hand round her waist—she doubled her fist, and hit him in the chest with her two fists—I heard no words between them, and drove on—I should say they were both sober—I cannot say whether they were in play or earnest; it appeared to me when I went away that they were in play; there were no words between them—I had seen neither of them before—I can't recollect the man now by his face—one female was walking up from the Houses of Parliament, and there were two females some distance behind her by the railing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I saw the woman sitting on the parapet I thought the soldier's arm was round her waist to prevent her falling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He could have prevented her from drowning herself if he wanted to—when I left them they were standing on the pavement; he seemed to pull her down from the parapet.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-92" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY CUDD</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Holland Street, Brixton, and am a cabdriver—I was examined before the Coroner, but not before the Magistrate—on the morning of Wednesday, a few minutes before the clock struck 1, I was on Westminster Bridge with my hansom cab; I had a fare inside, and was driving towards the Surrey side—I saw a soldier in uniform with a woman having a lark together on the right-hand side; I thought he was trying to take liberties with her—they were on the pavement, leaning against the side, with her back to the parapet,</p>
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<p>and her face towards him; he was close to her, he had his arm round her, and I thought he had his hand up her clothes—I said to him "If you are going to do the job do the job at once, don't play with the girl;" he looked at me—I spoke to the fare to call his attention to the soldier, and he said he wanted to get on—as I started on I looked back and saw the prisoner catch hold of the girl and lift her on the parapet; then he got away about a yard, and left her alone; she was sitting on the top by herself, with her face towards the road—I went on with the cab, and when I had got about five cab lengths past them I found the girl was missing—the soldier looked over at the place where the girl had been standing, and then walked away towards Westminster—I could not say whether they were sober or not—I knew neither of them before—the woman had no bonnet, and, I think, no jacket on—I put my fare down in the York Road and came back, but I saw nothing but cabs and people looking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had only gone five cab-lengths when I noticed she was missing—I was walking, although the fare said he wanted to get on, till I saw the woman had gone, and then I trotted—I saw a woman dressed in black not far from them—she was about twenty yards off—I did not see anything to lead me to believe that the prisoner was going to hurt the girl, or that she was going to hurt herself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-93" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY MCGREGOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 33, Romney Street, Westminster, and am single—I was at a coffee-stall at the left hand side of the bridge past the clock-tower on Wednesday morning, 17th August, about 1 o'clock or just before—I knew the deceased by sight—she was an unfortunate woman—I do not know the prisoner by sight, but I saw him that night—I had first seen them together by the Abbey about a quarter to one, the worse for drink, and quarrelling as far as I could see—as I passed, I heard her tell him to go and b—himself—he made no reply that I heard—they were not walking arm in arm, nor steadily—I saw them turn the corner by the Houses of Parliament going towards the bridge—I never saw the woman alive again—when I was at the coffee-stall I turned round to drink my coffee, and the French lady came across the road—she was very excited and made a statement to me—I saw the soldier walking away very fast from the parapet of the bridge from the right hand side towards the Embankment—I did not speak to him nor hear him say any-thing till I saw him at the King Street Station; there I heard him say he had known the woman four years and a half—I afterwards saw the body of the woman at the mortuary—she was the same woman whom I knew as Emma Thomson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He also said he had quarrelled with her and he had just made it up that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was in the police-station before the constable—they were both very drunk when I saw them by the Abbey, they could hardly stand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not know her name—I knew her by sight and to speak to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810912-name-94" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN EDWARD"/>JOHN EDWARD SHELDON</persName> </hi>. I am a private in the 2nd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards—on the morning of 17th August, about 1 o'clock, was on Westminster Bridge, coming from the Lambeth side, on the right side, nearest Charing Cross; as I was coming over I saw the prisoner cross over the road from the centre of the bridge on to the same side as</p>
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<p>I was—he appeared to be sober—I saw Mrs. Flutant running across the road; she looked at me, and I followed the prisoner—he walked along the Embankment towards Charing Cross—I went up to him—a constable was with me—he had got about 50 yards—I said to him, "What is the matter?"—he said, "I and a girl have had a few words, and she got on the parapet of the bridge and said, 'Shall I jump over?' and I said, 'Yes'"—the policeman then asked him whether he was in company with the female or not—he said, "Yes"—he asked where she was—the prisoner replied, "Over the bridge"—he appeared to be very cool and collected—he did not appear to me to be the worse for drink—the con
<lb/>stable took him to the station—he was walking at an ordinary pace—I have been in conversation with him, but not long—the tide was running out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have drunk together in the canteen—we were friendly—we belong to the same battalion, but he belongs to the Scots and I to the Coldstreams—I was out on leave on this night till 6.30 in the morning—I was in uniform—I was not examined before the Coroner; I was before the Magistrate—I was quite sober—I should say the prisoner was sober—he might have had a glass, or two or three, not too much—he did not appear to be walking to get away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810912-name-95" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-95" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 196). About 1 o'clock on the morning of 17th August I was on duty by the Embankment, about 300 yards from the Clock Tower—I heard a screaming from the direction of Westminster Bridge—I at once went in that direction, and saw the French lady running from the direction of the bridge by the Embankment—she spoke to me—I saw the prisoner walking down the Embankment—Sheldon was not with me at the moment, he came up afterwards—I said to the prisoner, "Where are you going?"—he said, "Nowhere"—I said, "Were you in company with a female just now?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Where is she?"—he said, "She has jumped over the bridge"—I then told him I should take him into custody for throwing the woman over the bridge, and asked if he had done so—he said, "No"—he said they were having a few words, and she said to him, "Shall I jump in or not?" and he said, "Yes"—he did not say anything more—he had no doubt been drinking in the former part of the evening, but he was sober when I took him into custody—he appeared to understand what I said to him, and what he himself said—he walked as steadily as I could—I took him to the station, and the inspector saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should say he had been drinking in the fore part of the evening by the appearance of his eyes, he seemed rather drowsy—he did not appear to have had too much—I had stopped the prisoner and had gone about 10 yards when Sheldon came up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector A</hi>). On the morning of 17th August, at 10 minutes past 1, I was at King Street Police-station, when the prisoner was brought in by West—the first witness made a state
<lb/>ment, and on that I asked the prisoner if he knew the name and address of the woman he was in company with—he said he did not—Fanny McGregor stated she had seen him in company with the woman in Parliament Square—he was then charged with causing the death of a woman, name unknown, by throwing her over the bridge—t read the charge over to him—he said, "I am not guilty of the charge"—he was sober then—I should say he had been drinking in the evening—he</p>
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<p>appeared to perfectly understand what was passing—he was perfectly cool and calm—he answered the questions readily, and walked perfectly straight—the French lady said in his presence, "I saw him lift the woman up and throw her over."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was not at all excited when she made that state
<lb/>ment—the parapet of the bridge is of iron, and very smooth and slippery, and about 3ft. 6in. from the ground—the prisoner had evidently been drinking, his eyes were glassy like a drunken man's eyes, but he was perfectly sober at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-97" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE DANIELS</persName> </hi>. I am an unfortunate girl, and live at 178, Albany Street, Regent's Park—on 23rd August I saw the dead body of Emma Thomson at the Mortuary at Stepney—I had known her for nine years—she was 25 years of age—she had spoken to me about committing suicide—I saw her about a month before 17th August—she said she was glad to see me, for she did not expect she should see me alive again; this was one afternoon on the Horse Guards' Parade, Whitehall—she spoke seriously, I thought she meant what she said—I said, "What reason have you for doing so?"—she would not give me any answer—she appeared unhappy—she had spoken to me a great many times about committing suicide—she came from Bristol—I saw her attempt to commit suicide about two months ago in Pye Street, Westminster, with a knife; she took it into the back yard and was going to cut her throat; she did not do it, we were in time to save her; I took the knife away from her—she was sober—she appeared to be serious in what she was saying—I have never seen the prisoner with her—I do not know him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen her a great many times the worse for drink—she had only come out of prison a fortnight before this occurrence, she had been there 14 days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810912-name-98" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-98" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE BRIMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 99, Red Cross Street, Borough—I go out charing—I knew Emma Thomson—I saw her body at the mortuary—I saw her on the Tuesday night, about an hour before she went over the bridge, in Buckingham Palace Road, about 12 o'clock—I was talking to a friend there—she was alone—she asked me two or three questions—she had a bonnet on, but no jacket—she was not very sober—I did not see anything of the prisoner—I did not know him—she was living with me in Red Cross Street—I knew of her attempting to commit suicide twice; the last time was about three months ago—we were walking together over Westminster Bridge, and she said, "lam going to make a hole in the water"—this was about 11 on a Sunday night—she was sober—I asked her to come away with me, and she did; I laid hold of her and prevented her from doing it—she was against the parapet—she appeared to be in earnest—I caught her by the hand because I thought she would do it—she said she was jealous—I don't know what of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen the prisoner in her company—I knew him by sight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-99" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 1, Queen's Place, West
<lb/>minster—I knew the deceased for about two years—I knew she was acquainted with the prisoner—I have seen them together; he was in the habit of visiting her—I last saw her about three months ago—I don't know how long she had been with the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was living in St. Ann Street between 10 and 11 months ago; that was the time I knew him visiting her—I have seen her in the company of other men, soldiers and others.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-100" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MCNEIL</persName> </hi>. I live at 57, Maitland Street, Ratcliff—on the morning of 19th August, about a quarter to 5, I saw the body of the deceased in the barge lock of the Regent's Canal—I took the body to the mortuary—she had on a green coloured dress, but no hat or shawl.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-101" type="given" value="GEORGE BAXTER"/>GEORGE BAXTER PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I saw the body of the deceased at the mortuary at Poplar on Sunday, 21st, about 11 a.m.—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—I should take her age to be about 25 or 26; the features were very much destroyed by decomposition, but the lower part of the body was perfectly free from decomposition, except the abdomen—there were no marks of bruises about the body inflicted previous to death—there were no signs of marks on the arms as if they had been grasped—the cause of death was spasm of the glottis; sudden death, not from drowning, but from falling through the air from the bridge; that was a sufficient cause, especially in a person so diseased as she was—there were not the usual symptoms of death from drowning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The lungs were very much diseased throughout, and adherent to the wall of the chest—the head and neck were very much decomposed, but the arms and body not at all—the hands were crushed; the bones were not broken; the skin was divided; that was done after death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">In reply to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE LOPES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">as to how the case for the prosecution was intended to be presented to the Jury,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi> did not press it as one of a deliberate act of murder on the part of the prisoner, but that he encouraged and assisted the deceased in the act of self-destruction, and so was a principal in the second degree to that act</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that to constitute that offence there must be something in the nature of instigation and persuasion on the part of the prisoner to the deceased to commit suicide, and that a mere acquiescence on his part was not sufficient.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE LOPES</hi> could not altogether agree with that suggestion, but the important question for the Jury was what was in the mind of the prisoner at the time.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-104" type="given" value="FRANCIS JOHN"/>FRANCIS JOHN HABEN</persName> </hi>. I am a harness maker living at Clarence Street, Kensington—the prisoner lived at 10, Holland Street, Kensington—we both worked for the same master—on Sunday afternoon, 31st July, at 4.30, I was alone in the shop in Holland Street, and the prisoner came in; he walked to the back of the shop where I was, and without saying anything sprang at my throat with his two hands and pushed me against the wall—I struggled to get free; he picked up a round leather
<lb/>cutter's knife, one of these two (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which were lying on a board at the side of him, and stabbed at my throat once; then I lowered my head to get away, but I was between two boards, and he cut me about the back of my head and face four times—I knocked the knife from him and cut my hand—my wounds bled very much—I got up and tried to make my escape; he sprang on my back and put his thumbs down my throat; I dragged him towards the door; we fell again and rolled on the floor—I then got to the street and called for help—a passer-by took me to the hospital, and I was attended by a doctor—I have been ill ever</p>
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<p>since from the effects—he did not say a word all the time—I had worked in the same shop nearly three years—I had not spoken to him daring the last two months because of a quarrel between my uncle and him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This happened on the Sunday before Bank Holiday—I did not know he was going to have a holiday—there were benches and seats about the shop used by the workpeople—I don't know if they were turned over—I remember having the knife in my hand when Mrs. Ann Parr came downstairs—I said "This is the knife," and made signs for her to go into the shop—he had not begun to cut his throat when I left the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NORTHOVER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 415). On Sunday, 31st July, I went into Church Street, and found the last witness bleeding from several cuts; he made a statement to me, in consequence of which I went to No. 10, Holland Street; I saw the prisoner in the shop a minute after seeing the prosecutor, with his throat cut, and held by one or two people—he appeared to be insensible, and was bleeding very much—I took him to St. George's Hospital—Haben went there also—on the 27th August I took the prisoner into custody at the hospital, where he had been ever since—I told him I should take him into custody for cutting and wounding Haben—he said "I quite understand it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Haben left the hospital first—I was not in charge of the prisoner at the hospital—three officers were there watching him alternately—I heard him make no statement except at the police-court, where he said, "I do not remember anything about it"—another of the officers heard him make that statement.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T R</hi> 18). I went with the last witness to the shop in Holland Street—on a bench I found the two knives stained with blood—they have been in my possession ever since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The benches and tools were in the usual state.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-107" type="given" value="EDWARD GEORGE"/>EDWARD GEORGE PETT</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—on 31st July I was house surgeon at St. George's Hospital—about 5.30 p.m. Haben was brought there; he was in a state of collapse, suffering from great loss of blood—I found a deep wound in the throat about three inches in length dividing the sub-maxillary gland, exposing the sheath of the carotid vessels—it was a very serious injury indeed; it opened the larynx—there were four other wounds, one at the back of the neck, one at the back of the head, one on the forehead, and one on the chin; they were comparatively superficial; in two places they were down to the bone—they were done with a sharp instrument—the wound in the throat must have been inflicted with considerable violence—he remained under my care until the Tuesday before he appeared at the police-court, and he is still an out-patient—about half an hour after Haben was brought to the hospital the prisoner was brought there; he had a deep wound in his throat, opening the larynx and dividing the sub-maxillary gland; he was suffering from great loss of blood; it was a dangerous wound, and must have been done with considerable violence; he' was under my care till 27th August—either of these knives would inflict such wounds—during the time the prisoner was under my care he conducted himself in a rational, quiet, well-behaved way—he appeared to understand what he was about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were both as bad as they could be—the prisoner was rather nearer death than the other—I had no conversation with the prisoner in reference to the occurrence—I have seen several cases of</p>
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<p>epileptic vertigo—a person in that condition would have no recollection afterwards of what happened.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Epileptic vertigo is where a person is subject to fits of epi
<lb/>lepsy—the prisoner had no epileptic attack while in the hospital—I did not see the least ground for supposing that his mind was in any way affected—there was nothing about him to indicate any appearance of epilepsy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN ROWLAND"/>JOHN ROWLAND GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am Surgeon of Newgate—the prisoner was admitted to the gaol on the 27th—I saw him the following day, and on the 29th, and since then daily up to to-day—I have not discovered any indication of unsoundness of mind—he appeared to me to be of perfectly sound mind, and to know what he was about—I have seen no indication of epilepsy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am familiar with epileptic vertigo, it is a mild form of epileptic seizure—the prisoner appeared to be perfectly placid, and quite rational—he had lost a great deal of blood, and was very pale, and is now—the loss of blood might take away his memory for the time—he offered no explanation of how the thing occurred—he said he could not remember anything about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-109" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PARNELL</persName> </hi>. I am cousin to the prisoner's mother—on Sunday, 31st July, I was in the room above the shop with Mr. and Mrs. Parr and the prisoner—he was sitting writing, and appeared perfectly calm and collected—nothing was said about his leaving the room—he did leave, and a few minutes afterwards we heard a noise which seemed like play—Mrs. Parr went down and said she would see what it was—in about two minutes she came running back screaming—his father went down, and I followed and found his father holding him—he had cut his throat—I took the knife from his hand—there was no sign of a struggle in the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PARE</persName> </hi>. I have been butler in a private family for 17 years—the prisoner is my son—he had two serious illnesses when he was 13 and 17—he was upstairs in the room all this morning calm and collected—I had never heard him use threats towards the injured boy—there had been arrangements for his taking a holiday for a week or ten days on the following Saturday—I did not notice him leave the room—I was alarmed by cries from my wife, rushed downstairs, and saw Haben outside our street-door leaning against the door-post bleeding—I went in the shop, and found my boy cutting his throat with one of these knives—I rushed and seized him from behind by his arms—all he said was "Go away"—I have been able to get no explanation from him of what had occurred—he has assured me he has not the slightest recollection of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>band all the afternoon—my husband said he did not believe it, and told her to go away—she stayed in the street outside the house about half an hour—in consequence of what my husband said, I and he went together to her husband's house at Hounslet Street, Bonners Lane—I knocked at the door, my husband standing by at the time—when she opened the door I asked to see her husband—she said I should not see him—she stayed in the passage a minute or two—I said I would not go till I had seen him—she ran down to the kitchen through a door facing me, and came back again with a white pot in her hand, and threw the 'contents over me, keeping the pot in her hand—it fell on my hands and clothes—it was like hot water—it burnt my clothes—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the jacket and dress I was wearing at the time, and these are the marks on nay hands—they were all in blisters when I was before the Magistrate—Harriet How was present, and saw the stuff thrown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to a doctor—he is not here, but I have a cer
<lb/>tificate—I took out a summons against the prisoner two days alter—the first morning I was too late—I waited for a policeman that night for half an hour—the prisoner's husband i" a policeman—I wore a black jacket and a brown skirt that night and a black hat—the clothes pro
<lb/>duced have been in my possession ever since; they were shown to the doctor—I know Mary Shepherd: she lives next door—I did not tell her that it was hot water that was thrown on me, nor did my husband say he got the most of it—I have not spoken to her at all about it—before this was thrown over me the prisoner threw a piece of coal and a piece of wood at me; I have it here—I did not knock in the panels of her doer—the jacket has gone more into holes since by being folded up and put away; it was more like spots when it was done.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-114" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET HOW</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James How, a silk weaver at Bethnal Green—on 20th April I accompanied the prosecutrix to the prisoner's house—I stood in the road a distance off—I saw the prisoner come up the passage with a white pot, and throw something over Mrs. Parker, who called out "Oh, she is throwing water over me;" a few minutes after she said it was boiling water—her clothes were all wet; before that they were dry and free from holes—she showed me her hands; they were rather red, and next morning I saw they were all in blisters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am her aunt—there were a lot of people round, I dare say 20, trying to see what was going on—they knocked at the door twice—I did not see the panels go in; this was 9 at night, it was dark—I saw a piece of wood thrown at Mrs. Parker; that was after the stuff was thrown—the prisoner's husband came out after the row was over; he came down in uniform and went out—he asked what was amiss—nothing was said to him about the stuff being thrown—Mrs. Parker had on a black jacket and a brown dress; it was not a black jacket trimmed with fur—she showed me the clothes next morning—they were taken to Worship Street when we went for the summons.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. BRANDON</hi>. I was sitting in my kitchen next door, and hearing a row, I went up and saw Mrs. Parker all wet and wiping her hands—she said the prisoner had thrown boiling water over her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<p>and live at 16, Havelock Place—I saw Mrs. Parker on this night as she came from Mrs. Coakley's—she had on a long black jacket with grey fur; it was not the one produced—I have known her two or three years, and lived next door, and I never saw her in this jacket—I went and saw her some days after, and I told her the prisoner said she had thrown some boiling water over her; and her husband said he got the most of it—she did not contradict me, she did not tell me that her clothes were burnt—she said "I have not got the policeman, but I have got his staff," and she waved a stick like this as she passed me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not swear that this jacket is not hers, but I never saw it before—I did not see what occurred.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 14
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not shut the door when I went out because my husband was at the door; it locks inside.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 885). On 9th August I was on duty in Leadenhall Street, and saw the prisoner come out of Massey and Matthews's shop, speak to two females, and run away—I saw the pro
<lb/>secutor bleeding, and ran after the prisoner, and stopped him in Billiter Square—I caught him by his collar, and it was stained with blood—he said "You have made a mistake;" I said "Come back with me, and you shall see"—as I took him back some one handed this knife to me (
<hi rend="italic">A large double-edged dagger</hi>)—it had wet blood on it, and the stains are on it now; the point is broken, and there is a notch on one side—I took the prisoner to the shop; the prosecutor had then gone—I searched the prisoner at the station, and found on him this file and a bunch of patent—he said that he had no place of abode in this country—in conse
<lb/>quence of a message from the hospital I took the prisoner there, and the prosecutor made a statement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You ran out, but you were walking when I took you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-126" type="given" value="ROBERT ALEXANDER"/>ROBERT ALEXANDER TILCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the Chief Inspector of the City Police—on the night of 9th August I took the prisoner to the hospital, where the prosecutor made a statement, after which the prisoner said, "You may be mistaken"—I took him back to the station and charged him with feloniously cutting and wounding James Walters, at 116, Leaden
<lb/>hall Street, with intent to kill and murder him—he said nothing—I found smears of blood on his right-hand fingers, and stains of blood inside the lining of the right sleeve of his coat, and on the right wrist
<lb/>band of his shirt—he said, "The policeman had blood on his hand when he took hold of me"—I went to the shop and found two square feet of oilcloth covered with blood, and a patch of blood the size of my hand on the cocoa-nut matting—on 10th August Fisher gave me a bone button, which I compared with the buttons on the prisoner's coat; it exactly corresponded, and the top button was missing—it is a peculiar button; it has a mark round the centre—I never saw one similar.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-127" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR. ENGLISH</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the London Hospital—on 9th August, about a quarter to 9 p.m., Walters was brought in suffering from several incised wounds on his head, face, and right arm, and he had some scratches about his body—the wound on his forehead had fractured the skull and reached the brain, and some pieces of bone were detached, which I have got here—I found this small piece of steel in the wound; I have compared it with the notch in this hunting knife, and it corresponds—it is not the point—it was loose in the wound, not sticking in the bone—he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was in the street finding a money-changer's, and found this one; the doors were not shut, and there was a light inside. I walked in and asked the prosecutor, who was behind the counter, to change a coin; he said, "Your infernal face raises suspicion in me, your intention in coming to the shop is something else." I said, "I beg your pardon, I will go out." He grasped my sleeve, and said, "I will call a policeman, and you must explain yourself before a Magistrate." I pushed him away, and he struck me a blow on the skull, and on the temple, and then, in a fit of passion, I struck him, but I never intended to kill him, only to extricate myself from his hands. I broke the point of the knife that very day, and with such a knife it is not right to charge me with murder.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 14
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-132" type="given" value="HENRY ARNOLD"/>HENRY ARNOLD TATNALL</persName> </hi>. I am the London agent of Messrs. Prime and Sons, who are silversmiths at Birmingham—my warehouse is at 5, Charterhouse Street, St. Andrew's, Holborn—I know the prisoner—he came to my place of business on'5th May—he said I had been appointed London agent of the
<hi rend="italic">Midland Athlete</hi>, and had taken offices in Pater
<lb/>noster Square, in conjunction with Mr. Alcock, the secretary of the Surrey Cricket Club, that a match was to be held the next two or three days, and cups were wanted for the prizes—he said he wanted two cups, which were to be shown to Mr. Alcock—he picked out two to the value of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I sent to the offices of the
<hi rend="italic">Midland Athlete</hi>—I did not see him again—facts were brought to my knowledge, and on 11th August I applied for a warrant—my cups were afterwards produced at the police-court by Mr. Preston, assistant to Mr. Harrison, pawnbroker, of 41, Aldersgate Street—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I sent the cups because</p>
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<p>I was acquainted with the proprietors of the
<hi rend="italic">Midland Athlete</hi>, and I believed the statements the prisoner made to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-133" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DODD</persName> </hi>. I reside at 377, Caledonian Road—I am a traveller in the employment of Messrs. Prime—on 5th May I delivered these two cups at 17, Paternoster Square, to the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t18810912-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18810912-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PRESTON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Harrison, pawnbroker, of 41, Aldersgate Street—the prisoner pledged these cups on the afternoon of 5th May, in the name of George Johnson, of 10, Regent's Park Road, for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I asked if they belonged to him, and he said yes, they were prizes that he had won, and were his own property.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810912-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18810912-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-135" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM ALCOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 36, Somerton Road, Brixton—I am secretary to the Surrey County Cricket Club—I have offices at 17, Paternoster Square—I let part of them to Mr. Jackson, the London agent of the
<hi rend="italic">Midland Athlete</hi>—I have nothing to do with the prisoner in business in any way—I have seen him twice or thrice at 17, Paternoster Square—I never directed him to obtain cups from Mr. Prime.</p>
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<persName id="t18810912-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18810912-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-136" type="surname" value="LEHY"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-136" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LEHY</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Messrs. Mappin and Webb, of Mansion House Buildings—on the 24th February the prisoner called canvassing for advertisements for the
<hi rend="italic">Midland Athlete</hi>—an advertisement was given to him, and I then suggested that he should introduce any business he could to us when prizes were given for sports with which he was connected, which he promised to do, and stated the proprietors of the paper sometimes gave prizes, and he would bring what business he could—on 26th February he called and purchased a dressing-case and liquor
<lb/>basket, value 29
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said it was to be charged to the advertisement account—on 4th April he called and said two cups were required for a swimming race, and the proprietors of the paper were going to present them—he selected two cups, and asked that they might be sent to Anderton's Hotel that day to him—the cups were valued at 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said he was going to Birmingham that evening, and would present them to the proprietors—I delivered them at Anderton's Hotel to the prisoner—I next saw them at Bowman's, when I went with Sergeant Briers after the prisoner was in custody—these are the cups—on 14th May he came and said the cups were chosen and would be kept; he only took them on approval in the first place—he said his daughter was about to be married, and he wanted to make her a present—he selected this dressing-bag, value 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and two silver lockets, value 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he asked to be allowed to take them away on approval, and we allowed him to do so—I next saw the bag at Richardson's, at St. John's Wood—the name "Mappin and Webb" has been partly erased—it was not so when he had it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I had small transactions with you the previous year—you purchased a bag for 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.: it was sent to the office of the paper, and the amount was deducted from the advertisement account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The invoices in these matters were made out in the name of the paper, and in consequence we took proceedings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-137" type="given" value="JOHN MARROTT"/>JOHN MARROTT WALTER</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 106, Aldersgate Street—I produce a silver cup pawned with me on 4th April, for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of George Johnson, of New Street, Birmingham.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-138" type="surname" value="KELL"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-138" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL KELL</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Bowman, pawnbroker, in the Goswell Road—I produce a silver cup pawned with me on 4th April, for</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in the name of George Johnson, of New Street, Birmingham—on 16th July a further sum of 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was advanced on the cup.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-139" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PARSONS</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Messrs. Richardson and Watson, pawnbrokers, of Harley Street, St. John's Wood—I produce this bag pawned with me on 26th May, for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in the name of George Johnson, of 4, Regent's Park Road—the bag has been used, and there are several articles out of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810912-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18810912-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-140" type="surname" value="ORR"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN CAMPBELL"/>JOHN CAMPBELL ORR</persName> </hi>. I am one of the proprietors of the
<hi rend="italic">Midland Athlete</hi>, a local sporting paper—the prisoner was an advertisement can
<lb/>vasser for the paper—he was paid a commission on the orders he received—he had no other connection with the newspaper—he had no authority to get cups for prizes for the
<hi rend="italic">Midland Athlete</hi>—there were no prizes—I received a letter from Mappin and Webb, asking if the cups were approved of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You got several advertisements, which induced us to come to London sooner than we should have done—you commenced to do business for us in 1880—you got us business and worked carefully—this is your commission account (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I was written to by Mr. Starling to know when I required a bicycle you ordered, and I replied I knew nothing about it—the gentleman assured me you had taken the order on consideration that the bicycle was to be taken in part payment of the order—I then wrote to tell him on no account to deliver the bicycle to you without my authority—it remained to the end of the year, when we gave Messrs. Starling authority to deliver it, and you got a tricycle, and they sent us an account for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the difference, and we wrote and told them we knew nothing about it—the other cases you refer to will come out in a similar way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The prisoner was never our London agent at 17, Pater
<lb/>noster Square.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810912-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18810912-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-141" type="given" value="NICHOLAS LANE"/>NICHOLAS LANE JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am the London agent of the
<hi rend="italic">Midland Athlete</hi>, and have offices at 17, Paternoster Square—the prisoner was advertisement canvasser—I took the offices from the secretary of the Surrey Cricket Club—I have been there since February—I had no knowledge of these cups—I did not see the prisoner after the 5th May.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You assisted in the circulation of the paper in London, and placed your services at my disposal—I always looked upon you as an advertisement canvasser—you did a considerable amount of business—I believe you were not restricted to canvass for our paper—I had no command over your time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810912-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-142" type="surname" value="BRIERS"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-142" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BRIERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On Thursday, 25th August, I arrested the prisoner on a warrant at Liverpool—he was in custody, and was handed over to me—I read the warrant to him—it charged him with obtaining two cups by false pretences—he made no answer—I produce pawn-ticket No. 49, for two silver cups, pawned with Mr. Harrison on 5th of May, in the name of George Johnson—I have 19 tickets altogether—the others do not relate to this property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I became connected with the
<hi rend="italic">Midland Athlete</hi> in 1880. For 16 months I had the sole control of the advertisement depart
<lb/>ment, and I was to receive 20 per cent, commission and 5 per cent, at the end of the year, and over 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. would be due to me at the end of the year. These goods were obtained in a similar way to other articles, and I had every reason to believe that the same course would be adopted as had been before taken. In one case 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid</p>
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<p>to a Mr. Riley, and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid for and opera-glass. I had not the remotest idea I was committing fraud.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-143" type="surname" value="ORR"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-name-143" type="given" value="JOHN CAMPBELL"/>JOHN CAMPBELL ORR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). The prisoner collected the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the proprietors—the opera-glasses were obtained without our know
<lb/>ledge—we paid for them—we never authorised the prisoner to get any goods at any time—we do not owe the prisoner any money—if an account was made out I should bring him in our debt about the same sum he has brought against us.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18810912-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18810912-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-146" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID WIBLEY</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Messrs. Mappin and Webb—on the 16th May the prisoner came to our shop and said "I want to see some silver cups"—he was shown some—he said he wished to take with him one to submit to a friend for approval, and he would call the next day if it was not approved of—I let him have the cup produced—I next saw him at Clerkenwell in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I have not seen you on several occa
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<hi rend="italic">Athlete</hi>—on one occasion I saw you talk to Mr. Lehy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-147" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Messrs. James Smith, pawn
<lb/>brokers, of 23, Tottenham Court Road—I produce a cup pawned with me on 16th May, in the name of George Johnson, for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I produce the counterfoil of the ticket—the value of the cup was 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-148" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BRIERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). I produce ticket the counterfoil of which has been produced relating to this cup—I received it at the office at Liverpool where I arrested the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-149" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STRETTELL</persName> </hi>. I am a detective constable of Liverpool—I took the prisoner into custody—he was searched—I found this ticket upon him, which was produced by the last witness, and which relates to this cup.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I pawned it under similar circumstances to the other transactions, and I had no other intention.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18810912-779-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18810912-779-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in April</hi>, 1880—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-156" type="given" value="ELIZABETH JANE"/>ELIZABETH JANE MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a single woman, and live at 238, Camden Road, St. Pancras—on the 19th August, at about 6 p.m., I was returning home along the Camden Road—I had my purse in my left hand, which had 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in it—I afterwards identified</p>
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<p>this purse at the station (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I felt myself pushed from behind, and my left hand was seized—I turned quickly round and saw the prisoner at my side—he then came in front—he wrenched my purse from me, forcing my fingers open—he ran away with the purse, and a cabman close by gave chase with his cab—soon afterwards I saw the prisoner in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not say I did not know who had taken it—I said that you did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-157" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID COLEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Cabdriver</hi> 14387). I live at 22, Browning Road, Islington—on the 19th August I was in Camden Road—I heard screams, and saw the prosecutrix struggling with two men—I turned the corner and they ran away—in consequence of what the lady said I went after them with my cab—they went round several turnings—when they came to Cantelows Road they jumped two walls 10 feet high—I went back and found the prisoner in Camden Square, towards the Cattle Market—I have not the least doubt that he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-158" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MCGUVAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 233). On the 19th August, a little before 6 o'clock, I was called to Camden Square, where I found the prisoner and two men holding him, and they charged him with stealing this lady's purse—afterwards the prosecutrix came up in a cab—she gave him in charge—on the way to the station the prisoner said there were two other men with him—I have the purse which he took from his right
<lb/>hand trousers pocket—he produced that purse, which was identified sub
<lb/>sequently by the prosecutrix.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner said to the prosecutrix "Am I the man?" and she said "I think you are the man who took my purse"—I found an empty purse on the prisoner, and a pawn-ticket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-780-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-780-18810912 t18810912-780-punishment-24"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs>. The Court awarded two></hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">reward to Coleman for his good conduct.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WIGHTMAN-WOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-160" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GEORGE</persName> </hi>. I am a ganger on the Hammersmith and City Rail
<lb/>way—on the 16th August, about 4 p.m., I saw about twenty boys running to and fro, and placing some stones on the line—I went down to them, and they ran away, and I saw the prisoner amongst them—I went after him and caught him—I never saw him on the line before—I told him I should take him to the station for putting stones on the line, and he said he was not placing stones but was placing pins—I went back and examined the rails, and I found crushed stones by the rails, and the marks of crushed stones on the rails—they were all at the place I had seen the boys run from—I picked up this flint (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I made a care
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I cannot swear that I saw you put this stone on the line—when I took you to the station, the Inspector asked me whether I saw you put stones on the line—I said I could not see whether they were stones—I was. two hours gone for the stone.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. You would not be able to discern a pin on the line after a train had gone over it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-161" type="given" value="LUKE"/>LUKE MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a platelayer—on the afternoon in question I was on the City and Hammersmith Railway, when I saw a number of boys on the railway—they appeared to be putting something on the rails—the prisoner was amongst them—they ran to and fro across the line—I was walking with the last witness—he went after them, and as soon as he got near them they ran away—I did not run after the boys, but I saw George run after the prisoner and capture him—he was one of those who ran away—I went to the place where I saw the boys on the line, and ex
<lb/>amined the rails, when I found in several places crushed stones, and there was this stone a little way from the rails—the ganger, George, picked that up about an hour after the boys ran away—I was at work during that hour—I had not seen any other boys there after—I did not examine the rails at once—I went with George as soon as he came from the police
<lb/>station—the appearance on the rails was such as would be produced by an engine and carriage going over a stone on the rails—we sought for the pins, but could not find any.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not see you put that stone on the line, I was not near enough.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. We ballast the lino there with flint—I expect this is some of the ballast—there is some like this on the side of the batter alongside the line.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-162" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID STEPHEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 249). I took the prisoner into custody in consequence of what George said to me—I told him I should take him into custody for placing stones on the metals—he said "All right"—at the station he paid "There were other boys as well as I; I was twice on the lines, but I only put pins on"—I did not find any pins there on searching.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I went down with some boys, and put a pin down, to see what the engine would do to it. I put one on the up line and one on the down line, that is all I put on. I never saw the stone produced; if I had I should not have let it be on the line. I did not intend any harm by what I did. I hope you will deal mercifully with me, as the time is coming now when I can get a situation, and I shall be much obliged if you will let me off.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEVEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Anderson; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Driscoll.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-166" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD THOMSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Pickering Place, Bayswater—at about 2.30 a.m. on the 12th August I engaged a Hansom's cab to go into the City—on my way I called at a public-house in Covent Garden—it is open all night—I saw the prisoners in the street, I should think between 3 and 4 o'clock—I asked the cabman if he knew where we could get a glass of beer, and they came up and said they would Show us—they took us to the public-house, where we had some beer—we got into conver
<lb/>sation, and I said I was going to Bayswater, and they said they were going in the same direction—the cab was outside, and one of the prisoners</p>
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<p>said "We will all go together"—I had no objection, and we went and got into the Hansom, and drove off—I believe I sat on Driscoll's knee in the cab—we drove to Bayswater, and stopped at the corner of Porchester Terrace—I had paid the cabman before—when I got out of the cab the cabman asked me if I had my money all right, and I put my hand in my pocket and my purse was gone—Anderson was gone—he had got out first—the cabman said "That is the man that has it, down there," and I ran after Anderson, and overtook him about 60 yards from Bishop's Road and Porchester Terrace, where we alighted—I told him he had got my purse—he said no he had not, he had never seen it—I said "If you do not give it up I will give you in charge of the first policeman I see; you cannot get away"—afterwards he gave me up the purse—I do not know where he took it from—the policeman has it—I opened the purse, and there was nothing in it—I said "What have you done with the money?"—this is the purse (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I don't know whether it was shut or open when he gave it back—I said "I want the money, or else I will give you in charge of a policeman," and he gave me up three sovereigns—there were originally four sovereigns in the purse, and there might have been 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I said "There is one sovereign short, what have you done with the other one?"—he said "That is all that was in it"—a constable then came up, and I gave him into custody—Driscoll had got out, and I did not see him again till I got back after I ran after Anderson—my purse was in my left-hand trousers pocket—Driscoll was on the right-hand side of the cab, I believe, and the other prisoner on the left-hand side—there was nothing that attracted my attention.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I am a clerk—I have every recollection of what took place—I was going to town on business at Covent Garden, and I engaged a cab to go down there to see the Garden—I engaged the cab at Pickering Place—I paid the cabman 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I engaged him, or before we started, to take me there and back—I told him to go to a public-house in Covent Garden that would be open—I met the prisoners outside—I saw them inside afterwards—I did not speak to them; they came up to me and said they would come and show us where to get some beer—they volunteered their services—I might have spoken to them outside and said "Come inside and we will have a drink," or something of that sort—it was in the public-house that I spoke to them in the way of talking to them—I don't know the name of the street—I do not know London sufficiently to know whether we drove to Smithfield—we drove to another public-house to get another drink—we were not turned out of the first one—I believe the cabman did not go into the first public-house—I suppose I took his drink out, because I am very liable to do those things—the other public-house we went to is in Shoe Lane—the cabman went in there—I paid for the drink at the first public-house, and had to take my purse out—when I started from Bayswater that evening I had 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and about 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change—I cannot say how long we stopped in the public-houses—I got to Bayswater again at about 4.40—I thought Covent Garden was in the City—I might have said at the police-court that I wanted to go to the City—I am not a native of America—I have been there—I only took the prisoners to two places—I did not exactly say before the Magistrate "When near Porchester Terrace I got out and was going to pay the cabman when I found my purse was gone;" I said something near it—I thought there would be something extra to pay</p>
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<p>because the men got into the cab—I did not expect that he was going to drive us three for the same money—I should not have looked for my purse so quickly if the cabman had not drawn my attention to it—I was sober enough to overtake Anderson and make him give up the purse—Anderson walked back with me—he called a policeman after I had done so—I think the cabman was on the box at the time Anderson handed me the purse—I believe he remained there till the policeman came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I am not an Englishman by birth—I came to London on the 27th June, I think—I have been in London before—I was never at Covent Garden before—I did not go out for a night's spree—the fact of the matter is I was late in getting in, and I was locked out if you wish to know—I was out seeing a few friends the same as you might do after the day's work—I had something to drink with my friends—I drank with two or three friends perhaps—I cannot tell you how much I had to drink with them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Anderson had gone about 30 or 40 yards from where I had begun pursuing him—I should say he went about twice that distance before I caught him—he was walking at a smart pace—I ran after him—he did not run.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-167" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SAVAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed cabman, of 12, Kay Street, Queen's Park Estate—I took up the prosecutor at Bayswater and drove him to Covent Garden—I left the cab on the King Street side in charge of a man, and walked over with the prosecutor to the public-house on the opposite side—there were several people about—the prosecutor got in with several men and gave them 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to spend—that was in Russell Street—the prosecutor said "You had better all have a glass together"—the prisoners and the prosecutor got into conversation, and then they got into the cab—they refused to serve us at the public-house—we drove to the Meat Market, we stayed some little time, and then went to a house in Shoe Lane—we then went towards Bayswater—the three men were in the cab all the way—I had the trap of the cab up all the time—something seemed to tell me that it was not quite straight, and I was looking through the trap—I saw a moving of hands—Anderson was sitting on the lap of Driscoll—they did not alter their positions—when we got to Bayswater, Anderson got out first, and made his way up Porchester Terrace—Driscoll got out next, and Thomson got out after them—Thomson spoke to me about the fare, and was feeling in his pocket, and said his purse was gone, and I said "Go on after them; they have got it"—I drove after them with the cab—I should say he caught Anderson in about a dozen yards—I was too far off to see anything that passed between Anderson and Thomson—I cannot say whether I have seen the prisoners before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. The prosecutor engaged me between 2 and 3 o'clock, and I drove straight to Covent Garden—we drove to the Meat Market, and we got down at a coffee-house and had some refreshment, and after that we went to the Shoe Lane public-house—I got off the cab, and we stayed there quite half an hour—we then went home to Bayswater—I am sure the prosecutor was sitting on the right-hand side of the cab—I did not hear Anderson call a policeman—I saw the policeman come up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am a day cabman—the moving of hands was by the prisoners, and that caused my suspicion, and I asked the prosecutor about his puree after—they were singing all the way.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 318). At 4.45 a.m. on the 12th August I was on duty in Bishop's Road, when my attention was drawn to three or four men—Constable McFaddon was in Porchester Terrace—Anderson called me—he was just round the corner—he said the prosecutor accused him of taking his purse, and the prosecutor gave him into custody—the prosecutor was tipsy, but he knew what he was about—the prisoners were not tipsy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 29). I was in duty in Bays water at the time in question, when I saw the prisoners, the cabman, and the constable standing at the bottom of Porchester Terrace—I went up to see what was the matter; the prosecutor was standing in the roadway—he said he wished to give the prisoners into custody for stealing a purse and money—he had a purse in his hand, and showed it to me—he said Anderson had stolen it from him, and the other man was concerned with him in it—Anderson said he picked the purse up at the bottom of the cab, or rather the seat of the cab—the cabman was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. When I came up the cabman was getting on the box—the prosecutor had the purse and three sovereigns, and complained of the loss of a sovereign—I searched the prisoners, but did not find the missing sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. The prosecutor said he wished to give Driscoll into custody as being concerned—I said that before the Magistrate—I said "318 X took Anderson, and I advised Driscoll to go to the station, which he did"—he went voluntarily.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Anderson's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I picked up the purse in the cab, and handed it back to him. I emptied it into his hand, saying 'See that the money is right,' and then he said 'There is one sovereign short, 'and I called a policeman."
<hi rend="italic">Driscoll's Statement</hi>. "Anderson is a stranger to me. I am quite innocent."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DRISCOLL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions on the 6th May</hi>, 1872,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of James Driscoll</hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DRISCOLL</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18810912-783-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to two indictments for
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<interp inst="t18810912-783-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging orders for six and ten reams of paper respectively, with intent to defraud, having been convicted of felony on 15th December, 1879, in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18810912-name-171 t18810912-alias-3"/>John Williams</rs> </persName> </rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-783-18810912 t18810912-783-punishment-28"/>five year Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, Sept.</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lopes</hi>,</p>
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<p>the house—Clark is a labouring man; I believe he went out every morn
<lb/>ing about 6 or 7 o'clock, and returned at night about the. same time—during the day the woman used to go out, leaving the child locked up by itself; she did no work—the child was 10 months old when it died—while she was out there was nobody left to take care of the child; she always took the key with her—every day she used to get up at 12 o'clock, go and get some milk for the baby, and then she locked the door and went out for four or five hours together; the child was too weak to cry, but it was always pining—I heard it, but could not get to it—I got my daughter to climb the fowls' house and try to get in at the window, but the window sill was rotten—I have several times complained about her leaving the child—I asked her once why she did not take it to the doctor's, and she said she had taken it to the London Hospital, but it could not be cured—she said she always left it enough to eat and drink, but that it always cried, as it was a cross child—I did not ask her to leave the door open; my daughter did, and she said he would, but she did not—I was only in the room once, and then they were fighting and quarrelling—she told me that the child was away for a time at the hospital—I do not know if that was true; it was not away for any length of time while it was at my place—I don't know if the man supplied her with money—she used to pay the rent—she told me he gave her money on the Saturday night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not follow her when she went out; she was out for four or five hours, or longer—she was a sober woman as a rule; on Satur
<lb/>day she used to get drunk—she went out with Clark on Saturday, and had a glass with him—I have had no difference with her—I lent her a lamp once to go into her room; the man Clark was there with the child—I brought my lamp down again—she told me she was not able to suckle the child—there was another lodger in the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I observed nothing about the child's body at any time; it was in an emaciated state; there were no bruises about it—it was very poorly covered, very thin; it had nothing but a little shirt on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. She stayed with the child all day but the five hours she was absent—she seemed very indifferent to the child—I never heard her beat it, or do anything unkind to it, or illuse it; it was a delicate child when it came into the house—she took it to Bethnal Green Infirmary, where she got an order, from the relieving officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-175" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WILLIS</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—I remember the prisoner coming to lodge at our house on 17th June with a man named Orton; the child came a week after—it was brought by a middle
<lb/>aged woman; it was in a deplorable state, dirty and very thin—the prisoner went out during the day for five or six hours, leaving the child upstairs on the floor with the door locked; that happened nearly every day—I have heard the child cry so bitterly that I tried to climb the window to get in, but I could not, because there was no window-sill—we have tried the door with keys, but could not get in—I asked her to leave the door unlocked; she made the excuse that her home was so poor, but said she would; she did not—I was in her room two or three times; the child was on a piece of rag on the floor; it never slept with them—it had no clothes on but a little shirt tucked round its waist, and a petticoat thrown across it—I saw no food for it about the room—I Have asked the prisoner if there were any, and she always said either that she had just</p>
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<p>fed it, or that she was going to feed it—the man came home every night—the prisoner told us he used to give her money on Saturday night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the man Orton at the inquest; he gave evidence—I did not know that he gave evidence in the name of Clark—the mother has often taken the petticoat off the child to clean it—I never took the child up—I took the petticoat off the child because the prisoner told me to look at it all over to see how thin it was; I looked, and covered it up as well as I could—I don't know if she was sorry that it was so thin; she did not appear so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I never complained to Orton that it was being neglected—I have often gone out to try and find the prisoner—they paid 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week for the room; she told me he only allowed her a halfpennyworth of milk a day for the child; when we afterwards reminded her that she had said that, she said she must have been drunk when she said so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a labouring man; I work wherever I can get work to do—when I was living at this house I was in pretty regular employment, chiefly at the waterside—I was living with the prisoner; we were not married; I knew her for about two months before I went to Mrs. Willis's house—the child was not my child; I knew she had a child when I went to Mrs. Willis's—I had seen it before it was taken there; it was always in a very poor state and emaciated from the first I knew of it, when it came out of the hospital—I don't know how it went into the hospital—I think two or three people minded it after it came from the hospital before it went to Mrs. Willis's; that was before I had anything to do with the mother—I used to give her money, on an average 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. every week when I had it, to do what she liked with, to pay for the support of the three of us—I went out in the morning and was out all day except Sunday; on one occasion I returned home and found the child well provided for with a bottle of milk; the mother was not there, but was in the neighbourhood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The child had a feeding-bottle—I gave her money to provide for the child; I did not give the food—I used to take it on my knee when I was having my dinner or tea and feed it, and it ate ravenously; nothing it ate seemed to do it any good; it passed right through it—it ate meat and vegetables—at that time it was seven or eight months old.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The mother was kind to it from what I saw—she fed it regularly—it slept in the same bed with us during the night—she fed it with milk at night and bread-and-milk in the morning, and I have seen her feed it with bread-and-milk at night when I came home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I was not aware she used to leave the child for five or six hours—I always used to find the house tidy when I came back, and if the prisoner was away she was never far from home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The child had sufficient to eat, but it would eat twice as much as an ordinary child—it had more than a halfpennyworth of milk a day—there was a little bed made up for it on the floor, on which it was put during the day; all it ate passed through it, and it was a dirty child—our bed was made on the floor—I never heard Mrs. Willis or her daughter make any complaint as to the way in which the child was treated.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-177" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE COLE</persName> </hi>. I live at Albert Square, Shadwell, and am the wife of a labouring man—I have known the prisoner between two and three</p>
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<p>years; she lived opposite me—she brought the child to my house, and they both lived there for two or three months—she did not treat the child well—she went out during 1 the day from 8 in the morning till 12 at sight—I used to mind the child—it was well taken care of when I had it—she never left any food for it—when I had food it had some, and when I had not it wont without—I took it out from No. 3 in the Folly, Shadwell—it was covered with soil and without a shift—I was away three weeks, and after I left the prisoner was there for a fortnight and then went away—I saw the child once after she left, about a month after I came back—it was dying—I said "Your young 'un is dying"—she was always drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She lodged at my house for about five months—I was kind to the child and fed it myself—he asked me to look after it—she owed me money when she left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-178" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH LEE</persName> </hi>. I am a widow living at 6, John's Place, Commercial Road—about the latter end of May the child was left with me to take cure of—the prisoner did not lodge in the house—she said she had just brought it from Mrs. Cole's—it was a complete skeleton and nearly dying; it was a very sickly child—I fed it well, but it did not seem to improve; everything ran through it—its dress was covered with vermin when it came to me—I stripped it and burned the clothes—it remained with me a month all but three or four days, and I took it about the end of June to its aunt, and she took it to Mrs. Willis—I received no payment.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COATES</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S., House Physician at the London Hospital. I saw this child on 21st August—it was taken in by one of my colleagues, and died the next day—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—there were no external marks of violence—the body was extremely emaciated; it weighed 7 1/4 pounds, about the weight of a new-born child—it seemed to have died of want of nutrition—I examined all the organs; they were healthy; its appearance was consistent with want of nourishment—acute diarrhoea is the only disease which might have caused his death—I am not prepared to say whether the cause of death was the want of food or the want of power to assimilate food—in this case, as in all cases of starvation, the gall bladder was distended with bile, so that I came to the conclusion that the child was starved.</p>
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<interp inst="t18810912-name-180" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BEVIS</persName> </hi>. I am the officer of the Coroner's Court—I took the prisoner into custody—I told her she was apprehended for the man
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<p>this she stabbed me in the head with a fork—about half-past 11 on the night of the 16th August I was in bed and asleep with my infant in my arms; I was awoke by little girl Mary saying "Oh, Mrs. Hurley, don't kill my mother"—I saw the prisoner standing over me with a knife in her hand—it was a black-handled, round-pointed table-knife—it was not one of my knives—I said to her "Oh, Mrs. Hurley, you won't kill me, will you?"—"Yes," she said, "you b cow, I will; it is near your heart," and she struck me with the knife under the left breast—I got up and rushed towards the door to shut her out—she said "Your five will follow you to the grave and my three will follow me to the gallows"—there was a large bottle in the room, which I took up to defend myself—I screamed out and said "I am stabbed"—I was examined by a doctor on the Monday night, and had my wound dressed—I had had no row with the prisoner since she stabbed me with the the fork—she lives at No. 6 and I at No. 3.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I had seen you that day, but not to speak to—I did not give you a glass of ale—at the time of the stabbing by the fork I struck you with my fists; you struck me first with your fists—it was in the street; there was a mob outside the public-house—I was locked up one night for not going away when the policeman told me—the prisoner was fined 10
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